Period
to 15 January 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 15 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
UK > England
6 months to
15 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 142 119 138
Rank change year-on-year -23 +19 0
Permanent jobs citing WAN 1,297 3,199 3,511
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 2.30% 2.74% 2.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.97% 18.07% 16.40%
Number of salaries quoted 1,270 2,674 3,033
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,000 £25,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +5.56%

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 8,122 17,703 21,410
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 14.41% 15.15% 15.24%
Number of salaries quoted 6,498 14,288 17,084
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 15 January 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 15 January 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 -61 384 £60,000 +14.29% 48
North of England +37 291 £42,500 +6.25% 79
South East -38 216 £45,000 - 40
Midlands -40 162 £42,500 +6.25% 27
North West +48 153 £45,000 +12.50% 43
South West +31 141 £45,000 +8.43% 22
Yorkshire +13 103 £41,750 -1.76% 26
East of England +17 96 £47,500 +18.75% 9
West Midlands -34 91 £50,000 +13.64% 10
East Midlands -15 68 £40,000 +6.67% 17
North East +26 35 £39,000 +30.00% 10
WAN
UK

For the 6 months to 15 January 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 1,041 (80.26%) LAN
2 704 (54.28%) Firewall
3 699 (53.89%) Cisco
4 527 (40.63%) Windows
5 452 (34.85%) Microsoft
6 436 (33.62%) Active Directory
7 435 (33.54%) VMware
8 433 (33.38%) Cisco Certification
9 381 (29.38%) Azure
10 348 (26.83%) VPN
11 335 (25.83%) Office 365
12 299 (23.05%) DNS
13 290 (22.36%) Windows Server
14 279 (21.51%) TCP/IP
15 269 (20.74%) CCNP
16 246 (18.97%) CCNA
17 241 (18.58%) ITIL
18 240 (18.50%) VMware Infrastructure
19 232 (17.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 226 (17.42%) Wireless
21 219 (16.89%) DHCP
21 219 (16.89%) Network Security
22 214 (16.50%) Wi-Fi
23 207 (15.96%) Data Centre
24 205 (15.81%) Linux
25 203 (15.65%) MPLS
26 197 (15.19%) AWS
27 186 (14.34%) BGP
28 185 (14.26%) Cisco ASA
29 177 (13.65%) VoIP

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
1 137 (10.56%) MS Exchange
2 71 (5.47%) SharePoint
3 40 (3.08%) IIS
4 37 (2.85%) Exchange Server 2013
5 33 (2.54%) Skype for Business
6 16 (1.23%) Apache
7 15 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2010
8 10 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
9 5 (0.39%) IBM Notes
10 4 (0.31%) Apache Spark
10 4 (0.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (0.31%) CMS
11 2 (0.15%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.15%) DNN
11 2 (0.15%) IBM Domino
12 1 (0.077%) JBoss
12 1 (0.077%) Smallworld
12 1 (0.077%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.077%) WebLogic
Applications
1 124 (9.56%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (2.39%) MS Visio
3 10 (0.77%) Microsoft Excel
4 9 (0.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.077%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.077%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 5 (0.39%) Carpe Diem
2 1 (0.077%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.077%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.077%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (0.077%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 381 (29.38%) Azure
2 335 (25.83%) Office 365
3 197 (15.19%) AWS
4 62 (4.78%) Azure Active Directory
5 48 (3.70%) IaaS
6 36 (2.78%) GCP
7 35 (2.70%) SaaS
8 24 (1.85%) Route 53
8 24 (1.85%) Slack
9 21 (1.62%) Mimecast
10 18 (1.39%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 17 (1.31%) OneDrive
12 15 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
13 13 (1.00%) PaaS
14 7 (0.54%) AWS CloudFormation
15 6 (0.46%) AWS IoT
16 4 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 3 (0.23%) Amazon S3
17 3 (0.23%) Cloudflare
17 3 (0.23%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 1,041 (80.26%) LAN
2 704 (54.28%) Firewall
3 348 (26.83%) VPN
4 299 (23.05%) DNS
5 279 (21.51%) TCP/IP
6 226 (17.42%) Wireless
7 219 (16.89%) DHCP
7 219 (16.89%) Network Security
8 214 (16.50%) Wi-Fi
9 203 (15.65%) MPLS
10 186 (14.34%) BGP
11 185 (14.26%) Cisco ASA
12 177 (13.65%) VoIP
13 170 (13.11%) VLAN
14 139 (10.72%) OSPF
15 112 (8.64%) SAN
16 96 (7.40%) Cisco Nexus
17 90 (6.94%) WLAN
18 78 (6.01%) Internet
19 61 (4.70%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (6.63%) SQL Server
2 8 (0.62%) Big Data
2 8 (0.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (0.54%) Amazon RDS
4 6 (0.46%) MySQL
4 6 (0.46%) Relational Database
5 5 (0.39%) MongoDB
5 5 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (0.39%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (0.31%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (0.31%) Hadoop
6 4 (0.31%) NoSQL
6 4 (0.31%) RDBMS
6 4 (0.31%) Redis
7 3 (0.23%) Apache Hive
7 3 (0.23%) Blockchain
7 3 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.23%) HBase
7 3 (0.23%) Impala
7 3 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (0.93%) Git (software)
2 10 (0.77%) Sonatype Nexus
3 9 (0.69%) Bitbucket
3 9 (0.69%) JIRA
4 6 (0.46%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.23%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (0.23%) TeamCity
5 3 (0.23%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.15%) GitLab
6 2 (0.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.077%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 157 (12.10%) Finance
2 99 (7.63%) Telecoms
3 46 (3.55%) Public Sector
4 39 (3.01%) Banking
5 33 (2.54%) Law
6 20 (1.54%) Retail
7 18 (1.39%) Legal
8 12 (0.93%) Marketing
9 11 (0.85%) Military
10 9 (0.69%) Financial Institution
11 8 (0.62%) Local Government
12 7 (0.54%) Aerospace
12 7 (0.54%) Electronics
13 6 (0.46%) Back Office
13 6 (0.46%) Investment Banking
14 5 (0.39%) Fire and Rescue
14 5 (0.39%) Manufacturing
15 4 (0.31%) French Language
15 4 (0.31%) Front Office
16 3 (0.23%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 437 (33.69%) Network Engineer
2 177 (13.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 158 (12.18%) Senior Network Engineer
4 126 (9.71%) Support Engineer
5 107 (8.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 104 (8.02%) Analyst
7 102 (7.86%) IT Engineer
8 84 (6.48%) Cisco Engineer
9 71 (5.47%) Security Engineer
10 70 (5.40%) Architect
11 68 (5.24%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 61 (4.70%) IT Support
13 54 (4.16%) 3rd Line Support
14 49 (3.78%) Network Security Engineer
15 45 (3.47%) IT Manager
16 44 (3.39%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 41 (3.16%) Systems Engineer
18 40 (3.08%) Consultant
18 40 (3.08%) Windows Engineer
19 39 (3.01%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (1.39%) .NET
2 13 (1.00%) 802.1X
2 13 (1.00%) LDAP
3 12 (0.93%) Middleware
4 11 (0.85%) FIX Protocol
4 11 (0.85%) YAML
5 8 (0.62%) JSON
5 8 (0.62%) Web Services
6 6 (0.46%) X-Windows
7 5 (0.39%) XML
7 5 (0.39%) XMPP
8 4 (0.31%) COM
8 4 (0.31%) Kafka
9 3 (0.23%) Elastic Stack
9 3 (0.23%) HTML
9 3 (0.23%) Regular Expression
10 2 (0.15%) ActiveMQ
10 2 (0.15%) COM+
10 2 (0.15%) RabbitMQ
10 2 (0.15%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 207 (15.96%) Data Centre
2 55 (4.24%) Management Information System
3 48 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
4 39 (3.01%) Self-Motivation
5 32 (2.47%) Public Cloud
5 32 (2.47%) Replication
6 31 (2.39%) Driving Licence
7 27 (2.08%) Clustering
8 23 (1.77%) Hybrid Cloud
9 22 (1.70%) Client/Server
10 17 (1.31%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 17 (1.31%) PKI
10 17 (1.31%) Private Cloud
10 17 (1.31%) User Experience
11 14 (1.08%) EPoS
11 14 (1.08%) Smartphone
12 12 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
13 10 (0.77%) Fat Client
13 10 (0.77%) Thin Client
14 9 (0.69%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 527 (40.63%) Windows
2 290 (22.36%) Windows Server
3 205 (15.81%) Linux
4 97 (7.48%) Windows 10
5 89 (6.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 70 (5.40%) Windows Server 2016
7 58 (4.47%) Windows Server 2008
8 55 (4.24%) Windows 7
9 52 (4.01%) Windows Server 2019
10 25 (1.93%) Mac OS X
11 24 (1.85%) Android
12 22 (1.70%) Unix
13 18 (1.39%) CentOS
14 13 (1.00%) Mac OS
15 12 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 9 (0.69%) Windows 8
17 8 (0.62%) Apple iOS
18 6 (0.46%) Data ONTAP
18 6 (0.46%) Solaris
18 6 (0.46%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 241 (18.58%) ITIL
2 232 (17.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 138 (10.64%) Problem-Solving
4 100 (7.71%) Disaster Recovery
5 92 (7.09%) Network Design
6 88 (6.78%) DevOps
7 86 (6.63%) Migration
8 85 (6.55%) Network Monitoring
9 83 (6.40%) Information Security
10 82 (6.32%) Cybersecurity
11 73 (5.63%) Mentoring
12 72 (5.55%) Project Management
13 60 (4.63%) SIEM
14 58 (4.47%) Change Management
14 58 (4.47%) Presales
14 58 (4.47%) Service Delivery
15 56 (4.32%) Project Delivery
16 52 (4.01%) Security Monitoring
17 49 (3.78%) Load Balancing
17 49 (3.78%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 95 (7.32%) SQL
2 72 (5.55%) PowerShell
3 67 (5.17%) Python
4 15 (1.16%) Bash Shell
5 12 (0.93%) VB.NET
6 10 (0.77%) C
7 7 (0.54%) PHP
8 5 (0.39%) C#
8 5 (0.39%) Perl
8 5 (0.39%) R
9 4 (0.31%) JavaScript
10 3 (0.23%) Lisp
10 3 (0.23%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.15%) C++
11 2 (0.15%) Java
11 2 (0.15%) Tcl
12 1 (0.077%) AWK
12 1 (0.077%) Ruby
12 1 (0.077%) VB
Qualifications
1 433 (33.38%) Cisco Certification
2 269 (20.74%) CCNP
3 246 (18.97%) CCNA
4 99 (7.63%) Microsoft Certification
5 79 (6.09%) Degree
6 76 (5.86%) Security Cleared
7 59 (4.55%) CCIE
7 59 (4.55%) MCSA
8 50 (3.86%) SC Cleared
9 44 (3.39%) MCSE
10 40 (3.08%) JNCIA
11 38 (2.93%) CISSP
12 35 (2.70%) JNCIP
13 34 (2.62%) CCDP
14 30 (2.31%) MCP
15 29 (2.24%) ITIL Certification
15 29 (2.24%) JNCIS
16 26 (2.00%) MCITP
17 25 (1.93%) CCSA
17 25 (1.93%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (7.17%) SLA
2 42 (3.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 29 (2.24%) PCI DSS
4 17 (1.31%) GDPR
4 17 (1.31%) NIST
5 8 (0.62%) Cyber Essentials
5 8 (0.62%) PMO
6 7 (0.54%) COBIT
6 7 (0.54%) ISO 9000
7 6 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 6 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.39%) QA
9 4 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.077%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.077%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.077%) NCSC
10 1 (0.077%) NIST 800
System Software
1 436 (33.62%) Active Directory
2 240 (18.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 147 (11.33%) Hyper-V
4 55 (4.24%) vSphere
5 31 (2.39%) VMware Server
6 28 (2.16%) Virtual Servers
6 28 (2.16%) XenApp
7 23 (1.77%) VMware ESXi
8 19 (1.46%) Docker
9 18 (1.39%) VMware NSX
10 16 (1.23%) Virtual Machines
10 16 (1.23%) XenDesktop
11 13 (1.00%) VMware Workstation
12 12 (0.93%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 11 (0.85%) Terminal Services
14 10 (0.77%) DFS Replication
15 9 (0.69%) Firmware
16 6 (0.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 5 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
18 4 (0.31%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 67 (5.17%) SCCM
2 65 (5.01%) Ansible
3 43 (3.32%) Puppet
4 36 (2.78%) Microsoft Intune
4 36 (2.78%) Nagios
5 34 (2.62%) Opscode Chef
6 32 (2.47%) FortiGate
7 27 (2.08%) Cisco CUCM
8 25 (1.93%) SCOM
8 25 (1.93%) Terraform
9 20 (1.54%) vCenter Server
10 18 (1.39%) Kubernetes
11 16 (1.23%) WSUS
12 15 (1.16%) Cisco Prime
12 15 (1.16%) Nessus
13 14 (1.08%) WMI
14 13 (1.00%) Microsoft Clustering
15 10 (0.77%) Cisco UCCX
15 10 (0.77%) ITRS Geneos
16 9 (0.69%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 699 (53.89%) Cisco
2 452 (34.85%) Microsoft
3 435 (33.54%) VMware
4 153 (11.80%) Juniper
5 144 (11.10%) Palo Alto
6 130 (10.02%) CheckPoint
7 106 (8.17%) Meraki
8 92 (7.09%) Citrix
8 92 (7.09%) F5
9 86 (6.63%) Fortinet
10 68 (5.24%) HP
11 67 (5.17%) Veeam
12 59 (4.55%) Dell
13 57 (4.39%) SolarWinds
14 52 (4.01%) Aruba
15 48 (3.70%) Avaya
16 47 (3.62%) SonicWALL
17 40 (3.08%) NetApp
18 38 (2.93%) Riverbed
19 35 (2.70%) Sophos