Period
to 26 July 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for WAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited WAN over the 6 months to 26 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
UK > England
6 months to
26 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 208 116 103
Rank change year-on-year -92 -13 +44
Permanent jobs citing WAN 1,672 1,780 4,261
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.68% 2.73% 3.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.89% 17.78% 20.15%
Number of salaries quoted 1,466 1,457 3,166
10th Percentile £28,500 £28,250 £25,250
25th Percentile £34,750 £33,750 £31,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £47,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% -4.26%
75th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £58,750
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £73,750
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +3.45% -3.33%

WAN is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 12,969 10,010 21,144
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.00% 15.38% 15.75%
Number of salaries quoted 9,101 8,083 16,239
10th Percentile £28,000 £28,500 £26,000
25th Percentile £37,000 £36,250 £33,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
Median % change year-on-year - +8.70% -3.16%
75th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £62,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,024
% change year-on-year - +11.05% -4.21%

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing WAN as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for WAN in England

WAN
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing WAN in England.

Salary trend for WAN in England

WAN
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing WAN in England over the 6 months to 26 July 2021.

Salary histogram for WAN in England

WAN
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the England region over the 6 months to 26 July 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -136 455 £55,000 -4.35% 105
South East -62 338 £45,000 - 93
North of England -58 311 £42,500 +4.94% 113
Midlands -36 259 £42,500 -4.49% 84
South West -44 177 £45,000 +38.46% 44
North West -37 168 £45,000 +5.88% 65
West Midlands -63 147 £41,750 -12.11% 46
Yorkshire -55 117 £42,500 +6.25% 38
East Midlands +7 113 £42,500 +23.19% 38
East of England -40 113 £45,000 - 25
North East -19 26 £35,000 - 10
WAN
UK

For the 6 months to 26 July 2021, IT jobs citing WAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for WAN.

1 1,377 (82.36%) LAN
2 897 (53.65%) Firewall
3 766 (45.81%) Cisco
4 728 (43.54%) Microsoft
5 667 (39.89%) Windows
6 623 (37.26%) Active Directory
7 531 (31.76%) Microsoft 365
8 528 (31.58%) Azure
9 452 (27.03%) VMware
10 413 (24.70%) Cisco Certification
11 409 (24.46%) Social Skills
12 401 (23.98%) Windows Server
13 393 (23.50%) VPN
14 343 (20.51%) ITIL
15 327 (19.56%) DNS
16 323 (19.32%) TCP/IP
16 323 (19.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 300 (17.94%) Data Centre
18 285 (17.05%) SD-WAN
19 277 (16.57%) CCNP
20 265 (15.85%) VMware Infrastructure
21 249 (14.89%) DHCP
22 241 (14.41%) CCNA
23 240 (14.35%) Wireless
24 237 (14.17%) Linux
25 233 (13.94%) MPLS
26 232 (13.88%) Network Security
27 228 (13.64%) Wi-Fi
28 222 (13.28%) PowerShell
29 213 (12.74%) MS Exchange

WAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 213 (12.74%) MS Exchange
2 129 (7.72%) SharePoint
3 43 (2.57%) IIS
4 36 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2013
5 26 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2007
6 10 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 9 (0.54%) SAS
7 9 (0.54%) Skype for Business
8 7 (0.42%) Confluence
9 5 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (0.24%) Apache
10 4 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.18%) Oracle Workflow
12 2 (0.12%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.12%) OpenStack
13 1 (0.060%) nginx
13 1 (0.060%) Site Server
Applications
1 186 (11.12%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (1.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (0.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (0.72%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.060%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 14 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.78%) Sentinel
3 7 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (0.18%) Exchequer
5 3 (0.18%) Magento
5 3 (0.18%) Sage 300 ERP
5 3 (0.18%) Sage CRM
6 1 (0.060%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.060%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.060%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 531 (31.76%) Microsoft 365
2 528 (31.58%) Azure
3 206 (12.32%) AWS
4 95 (5.68%) IaaS
5 81 (4.84%) PaaS
6 66 (3.95%) Azure Active Directory
7 63 (3.77%) SaaS
8 31 (1.85%) OneDrive
9 22 (1.32%) GCP
10 21 (1.26%) Mimecast
11 17 (1.02%) Power Platform
12 15 (0.90%) Azure Storage
12 15 (0.90%) Cloudflare
13 14 (0.84%) AWS CodeCommit
13 14 (0.84%) AWS CodePipeline
13 14 (0.84%) Azure Sentinel
14 13 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
15 12 (0.72%) Amazon EKS
16 11 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
16 11 (0.66%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1,377 (82.36%) LAN
2 897 (53.65%) Firewall
3 393 (23.50%) VPN
4 327 (19.56%) DNS
5 323 (19.32%) TCP/IP
6 285 (17.05%) SD-WAN
7 249 (14.89%) DHCP
8 240 (14.35%) Wireless
9 233 (13.94%) MPLS
10 232 (13.88%) Network Security
11 228 (13.64%) Wi-Fi
12 201 (12.02%) VLAN
13 170 (10.17%) BGP
14 152 (9.09%) OSPF
15 150 (8.97%) SAN
16 144 (8.61%) VoIP
17 132 (7.89%) WLAN
18 119 (7.12%) Internet
19 117 (7.00%) Cisco ASA
20 73 (4.37%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (4.67%) SQL Server
2 22 (1.32%) MySQL
3 12 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (0.66%) MongoDB
5 10 (0.60%) NoSQL
6 9 (0.54%) Big Data
7 8 (0.48%) Crystal Reports
8 6 (0.36%) Amazon RDS
8 6 (0.36%) Azure SQL Database
8 6 (0.36%) Power BI
9 5 (0.30%) OLAP
9 5 (0.30%) OLTP
9 5 (0.30%) Oracle Database
10 4 (0.24%) Blockchain
10 4 (0.24%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (0.18%) Data Vault
11 3 (0.18%) MS Access
11 3 (0.18%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.18%) Relational Database
11 3 (0.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 32 (1.91%) Git (software)
2 31 (1.85%) Jenkins
3 29 (1.73%) JIRA
4 18 (1.08%) Bitbucket
5 16 (0.96%) Sonatype Nexus
6 13 (0.78%) GitLab
7 11 (0.66%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 10 (0.60%) Vagrant
9 6 (0.36%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.12%) GCC
11 1 (0.060%) Chocolatey
11 1 (0.060%) CircleCI
11 1 (0.060%) eggPlant
11 1 (0.060%) Octopus Deploy
11 1 (0.060%) TeamCity
General
1 409 (24.46%) Social Skills
2 140 (8.37%) Telecoms
3 128 (7.66%) Finance
4 90 (5.38%) Analytical Skills
5 77 (4.61%) Banking
6 68 (4.07%) Manufacturing
7 64 (3.83%) Organisational Skills
8 48 (2.87%) Public Sector
9 35 (2.09%) Law
9 35 (2.09%) Retail
10 29 (1.73%) Marketing
11 28 (1.67%) Legal
12 23 (1.38%) Local Government
13 22 (1.32%) Documentation Skills
14 18 (1.08%) Presentation Skills
15 17 (1.02%) Military
16 13 (0.78%) Aerospace
16 13 (0.78%) Influencing Skills
17 11 (0.66%) Electronics
18 10 (0.60%) Inclusion and Diversity
Job Titles
1 430 (25.72%) Network Engineer
2 233 (13.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 152 (9.09%) Analyst
4 139 (8.31%) Support Engineer
5 130 (7.78%) Architect
6 118 (7.06%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 113 (6.76%) IT Engineer
8 111 (6.64%) IT Support
9 107 (6.40%) Senior Network Engineer
10 68 (4.07%) 2nd Line Support
11 66 (3.95%) IT Manager
12 65 (3.89%) Support Analyst
13 64 (3.83%) Cisco Engineer
14 62 (3.71%) 3rd Line Support
14 62 (3.71%) Administrator
15 61 (3.65%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
15 61 (3.65%) Consultant
15 61 (3.65%) Security Engineer
16 59 (3.53%) Cisco Network Engineer
17 57 (3.41%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (1.73%) JSON
2 23 (1.38%) 802.1X
2 23 (1.38%) LDAP
3 16 (0.96%) Web Services
4 15 (0.90%) .NET
5 11 (0.66%) Django
6 10 (0.60%) .NET Core
6 10 (0.60%) AngularJS
6 10 (0.60%) ASP.NET
6 10 (0.60%) Express
6 10 (0.60%) MEAN Stack
6 10 (0.60%) Node.js
6 10 (0.60%) Ruby on Rails
7 9 (0.54%) HTML
7 9 (0.54%) REST
8 6 (0.36%) SOAP
8 6 (0.36%) XML
9 4 (0.24%) CSS
9 4 (0.24%) ISPF
9 4 (0.24%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 300 (17.94%) Data Centre
2 83 (4.96%) Public Cloud
3 80 (4.78%) Self-Motivation
4 67 (4.01%) Management Information System
5 54 (3.23%) Driving Licence
6 27 (1.61%) Video Conferencing
7 26 (1.56%) Clustering
7 26 (1.56%) Hybrid Cloud
8 24 (1.44%) PKI
9 22 (1.32%) User Experience
10 21 (1.26%) FMCG
11 20 (1.20%) Private Cloud
12 16 (0.96%) Fat Client
12 16 (0.96%) Thin Client
13 11 (0.66%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 11 (0.66%) Fibre Optics
13 11 (0.66%) Smartphone
14 10 (0.60%) iPad
14 10 (0.60%) Replication
14 10 (0.60%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 667 (39.89%) Windows
2 401 (23.98%) Windows Server
3 237 (14.17%) Linux
4 183 (10.94%) Windows 10
5 138 (8.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 129 (7.72%) Windows Server 2016
7 106 (6.34%) Windows Server 2019
8 78 (4.67%) Windows Server 2008
9 59 (3.53%) Windows 7
10 41 (2.45%) Android
11 34 (2.03%) Windows Server 2003
12 28 (1.67%) Unix
13 26 (1.56%) Windows 8
14 18 (1.08%) Mac OS X
15 17 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 14 (0.84%) Apple iOS
17 12 (0.72%) Debian
18 10 (0.60%) Mac OS
19 8 (0.48%) Ubuntu
20 7 (0.42%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 343 (20.51%) ITIL
2 323 (19.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 169 (10.11%) Project Management
4 165 (9.87%) Problem-Solving
5 136 (8.13%) Disaster Recovery
6 131 (7.83%) Presales
7 107 (6.40%) Mentoring
8 102 (6.10%) Network Design
9 101 (6.04%) Project Delivery
10 100 (5.98%) Service Delivery
11 96 (5.74%) DevOps
12 89 (5.32%) Agile Software Development
13 88 (5.26%) Change Management
14 81 (4.84%) Migration
15 73 (4.37%) Cybersecurity
16 67 (4.01%) Incident Management
17 66 (3.95%) Stakeholder Management
18 65 (3.89%) Business Continuity
19 62 (3.71%) Service Management
20 60 (3.59%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 222 (13.28%) PowerShell
2 109 (6.52%) SQL
3 83 (4.96%) Python
4 32 (1.91%) Bash Shell
5 23 (1.38%) C
6 19 (1.14%) Java
7 18 (1.08%) Perl
7 18 (1.08%) PHP
8 15 (0.90%) JavaScript
9 14 (0.84%) C++
9 14 (0.84%) Shell Script
10 12 (0.72%) C#
11 10 (0.60%) Ruby
11 10 (0.60%) VB
11 10 (0.60%) VB.NET
12 7 (0.42%) Go
13 3 (0.18%) VBScript
14 2 (0.12%) Tcl
14 2 (0.12%) TypeScript
15 1 (0.060%) Rust
Qualifications
1 413 (24.70%) Cisco Certification
2 277 (16.57%) CCNP
3 241 (14.41%) CCNA
4 109 (6.52%) Microsoft Certification
5 101 (6.04%) Security Cleared
6 94 (5.62%) Degree
7 83 (4.96%) SC Cleared
8 74 (4.43%) CCIE
9 58 (3.47%) MCSE
10 47 (2.81%) MCSA
11 43 (2.57%) JNCIA
12 38 (2.27%) CISSP
13 30 (1.79%) CCDP
14 28 (1.67%) Computer Science Degree
15 26 (1.56%) JNCIS
16 23 (1.38%) MCITP
17 21 (1.26%) DV Cleared
18 19 (1.14%) CISM
19 16 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
20 14 (0.84%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (5.98%) SLA
2 42 (2.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 29 (1.73%) PMO
4 27 (1.61%) GDPR
5 20 (1.20%) NIST
6 14 (0.84%) PCI DSS
7 10 (0.60%) Cyber Essentials
8 8 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 6 (0.36%) QA
10 5 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 5 (0.30%) NCSC
11 4 (0.24%) GLBA
11 4 (0.24%) ISO 9001
12 3 (0.18%) COBIT
12 3 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 2 (0.12%) ITGC
13 2 (0.12%) NIST 800
14 1 (0.060%) HIPAA
14 1 (0.060%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 623 (37.26%) Active Directory
2 265 (15.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 190 (11.36%) Hyper-V
4 56 (3.35%) VMware ESXi
5 54 (3.23%) XenApp
6 45 (2.69%) Docker
6 45 (2.69%) Terminal Server
7 37 (2.21%) vSphere
8 27 (1.61%) Virtual Servers
8 27 (1.61%) VMware NSX
8 27 (1.61%) XenDesktop
9 22 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
10 11 (0.66%) VMware Workstation
11 10 (0.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 10 (0.60%) Virtual Desktop
11 10 (0.60%) VMware Server
12 6 (0.36%) Firmware
12 6 (0.36%) Terminal Services
13 3 (0.18%) BitLocker
13 3 (0.18%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 94 (5.62%) SCCM
2 77 (4.61%) Microsoft Intune
3 74 (4.43%) Ansible
4 68 (4.07%) Terraform
5 44 (2.63%) FortiGate
5 44 (2.63%) Kubernetes
6 36 (2.15%) Single Sign-On
7 24 (1.44%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 24 (1.44%) Puppet
8 21 (1.26%) Cisco CUCM
8 21 (1.26%) WSUS
9 18 (1.08%) Nagios
10 15 (0.90%) Cisco Prime
11 14 (0.84%) Cisco UCCX
12 13 (0.78%) vCenter Server
13 12 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
13 12 (0.72%) SCOM
14 11 (0.66%) NetBackup
15 10 (0.60%) Microsoft Clustering
16 9 (0.54%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 766 (45.81%) Cisco
2 728 (43.54%) Microsoft
3 452 (27.03%) VMware
4 183 (10.94%) Citrix
5 182 (10.89%) Palo Alto
6 180 (10.77%) Juniper
7 144 (8.61%) Meraki
8 131 (7.83%) CheckPoint
9 106 (6.34%) Fortinet
10 92 (5.50%) SolarWinds
11 88 (5.26%) Veeam
12 84 (5.02%) HP
13 78 (4.67%) Aruba
14 76 (4.55%) F5
15 63 (3.77%) Dell
16 47 (2.81%) SonicWALL
17 37 (2.21%) Apple
18 35 (2.09%) Splunk
19 34 (2.03%) Avaya
20 33 (1.97%) Oracle