Period
to 25 May 2019

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 25 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
UK > England
6 months to
25 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 110 144 119
Rank change year-on-year +34 -25 -20
Permanent jobs citing WAN 3,990 3,878 4,186
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.97% 2.38% 2.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.81% 15.74% 16.30%
Number of salaries quoted 3,058 3,201 3,468
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,238 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £71,438
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% -2.22%

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 21,215 24,641 25,678
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.79% 15.14% 16.12%
Number of salaries quoted 16,145 19,708 21,009
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,095 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £46,500 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.09% +2.22% -

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for WAN in England

WAN
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing WAN in England.

Salary trend for WAN in England

WAN
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in England over the 6 months to 25 May 2019.

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 25 May 2019. 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 +26 1,328 £52,500 -1.87% 52
North of England +75 959 £40,000 +5.26% 57
South East -3 752 £45,000 -8.16% 40
Yorkshire +81 554 £40,000 +6.67% 18
Midlands +20 427 £42,500 +8.97% 37
North West +32 319 £43,000 +7.50% 34
West Midlands +22 310 £42,500 +8.97% 28
South West +39 289 £41,500 +9.21% 14
East of England +30 228 £32,500 -27.78% 16
East Midlands +15 117 £37,500 -5.83% 9
North East +52 90 £34,500 - 5
WAN
UK

For the 6 months to 25 May 2019, 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 2,949 (73.91%) LAN
2 2,224 (55.74%) Cisco
3 2,142 (53.68%) Firewall
4 1,603 (40.18%) Cisco Certification
5 1,453 (36.42%) Windows
6 1,258 (31.53%) CCNP
7 1,151 (28.85%) Active Directory
8 1,132 (28.37%) Microsoft
9 1,030 (25.81%) VPN
10 995 (24.94%) VMware
11 921 (23.08%) CCNA
12 908 (22.76%) MPLS
13 875 (21.93%) Windows Server
14 855 (21.43%) DNS
15 818 (20.50%) Network Security
16 807 (20.23%) ITIL
17 788 (19.75%) Data Centre
18 750 (18.80%) Office 365
19 741 (18.57%) Wireless
20 739 (18.52%) TCP/IP
21 727 (18.22%) OSPF
21 727 (18.22%) BGP
22 719 (18.02%) VMware Infrastructure
23 717 (17.97%) Cisco ASA
24 707 (17.72%) Linux
25 655 (16.42%) Microsoft Azure
26 621 (15.56%) CheckPoint
27 540 (13.53%) Cisco Nexus
28 507 (12.71%) VoIP
29 503 (12.61%) Network Design

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
1 448 (11.23%) MS Exchange
2 165 (4.14%) SharePoint
3 149 (3.73%) IIS
4 122 (3.06%) Exchange Server 2010
5 115 (2.88%) Skype for Business
6 88 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2013
7 57 (1.43%) Apache
8 46 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2007
9 42 (1.05%) Tomcat
10 31 (0.78%) OpenStack
11 23 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2003
12 22 (0.55%) IBM Notes
13 17 (0.43%) WebLogic
14 15 (0.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 12 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
16 10 (0.25%) Apache Spark
17 8 (0.20%) CMS
18 6 (0.15%) Confluence
18 6 (0.15%) MS Project Server
18 6 (0.15%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 409 (10.25%) Microsoft Office
2 74 (1.85%) MS Visio
3 59 (1.48%) Microsoft Excel
4 46 (1.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 19 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.050%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.050%) iWork
Business Applications
1 13 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
2 12 (0.30%) JDE OneWorld
3 10 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.15%) SAP S/4HANA
5 5 (0.13%) Q-Pulse
5 5 (0.13%) Sage CRM
6 2 (0.050%) Dynamics GP
6 2 (0.050%) Workfront
7 1 (0.025%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.025%) Magento
7 1 (0.025%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.025%) Sage 1000
7 1 (0.025%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 750 (18.80%) Office 365
2 655 (16.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 443 (11.10%) Amazon AWS
4 143 (3.58%) IaaS
5 87 (2.18%) SaaS
6 85 (2.13%) PaaS
7 57 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
8 49 (1.23%) Mimecast
9 38 (0.95%) Google Cloud Platform
10 27 (0.68%) Azure Active Directory
10 27 (0.68%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 15 (0.38%) OpenShift
12 14 (0.35%) G Suite
13 13 (0.33%) GitHub
14 12 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
15 11 (0.28%) Akamai
15 11 (0.28%) OneDrive
16 10 (0.25%) IBM Cloud
16 10 (0.25%) SoftLayer
17 8 (0.20%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 2,949 (73.91%) LAN
2 2,142 (53.68%) Firewall
3 1,030 (25.81%) VPN
4 908 (22.76%) MPLS
5 855 (21.43%) DNS
6 818 (20.50%) Network Security
7 741 (18.57%) Wireless
8 739 (18.52%) TCP/IP
9 727 (18.22%) BGP
9 727 (18.22%) OSPF
10 717 (17.97%) Cisco ASA
11 540 (13.53%) Cisco Nexus
12 507 (12.71%) VoIP
13 480 (12.03%) DHCP
14 428 (10.73%) IPsec
15 411 (10.30%) VLAN
16 385 (9.65%) SAN
17 334 (8.37%) Internet
18 332 (8.32%) Wi-Fi
19 309 (7.74%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 298 (7.47%) SQL Server
2 51 (1.28%) MySQL
3 24 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
4 22 (0.55%) MongoDB
5 15 (0.38%) SQL Server 2016
6 14 (0.35%) SQL Server 2005
6 14 (0.35%) SQL Server 2012
7 13 (0.33%) Amazon RDS
7 13 (0.33%) Blockchain
8 12 (0.30%) SQL Server 2014
9 11 (0.28%) NoSQL
10 10 (0.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 10 (0.25%) Hadoop
11 8 (0.20%) Adabas
12 6 (0.15%) BusinessObjects
12 6 (0.15%) Oracle Reports
13 5 (0.13%) SAP BW
13 5 (0.13%) SAP HANA
14 4 (0.10%) Big Data
14 4 (0.10%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 18 (0.45%) JIRA
2 14 (0.35%) Jenkins
3 10 (0.25%) Eclipse
3 10 (0.25%) Hudson
3 10 (0.25%) Travis CI
4 7 (0.18%) Visual Studio
5 5 (0.13%) Git (software)
5 5 (0.13%) Visual Studio Team System
5 5 (0.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 4 (0.10%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.075%) Artifactory
7 3 (0.075%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (0.075%) Axure RP
7 3 (0.075%) InstallShield
8 2 (0.050%) AdminStudio
8 2 (0.050%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.050%) JMeter
8 2 (0.050%) Metasploit
8 2 (0.050%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (0.050%) Selenium
General
1 496 (12.43%) Finance
2 311 (7.79%) Telecoms
3 168 (4.21%) Retail
4 110 (2.76%) Banking
5 68 (1.70%) Legal
6 65 (1.63%) Law
7 58 (1.45%) Back Office
8 45 (1.13%) Advertising
9 44 (1.10%) Marketing
10 40 (1.00%) Manufacturing
11 39 (0.98%) Financial Institution
12 18 (0.45%) German Language
13 17 (0.43%) French Language
14 16 (0.40%) Italian Language
14 16 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
15 15 (0.38%) Billing
16 13 (0.33%) Games
17 10 (0.25%) Military
17 10 (0.25%) Publishing
18 9 (0.23%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 1,228 (30.78%) Network Engineer
2 530 (13.28%) Analyst
3 361 (9.05%) Architect
4 350 (8.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 315 (7.89%) Support Engineer
6 293 (7.34%) Cisco Engineer
7 291 (7.29%) Security Engineer
8 267 (6.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 255 (6.39%) Network Security Engineer
10 253 (6.34%) Senior Network Engineer
11 193 (4.84%) IT Support
12 189 (4.74%) IT Engineer
13 186 (4.66%) Support Analyst
14 169 (4.24%) Network Architect
15 163 (4.09%) Consultant
16 151 (3.78%) 2nd Line Support
16 151 (3.78%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 132 (3.31%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 132 (3.31%) Network Analyst
18 125 (3.13%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (1.60%) Web Services
2 47 (1.18%) 802.1X
3 44 (1.10%) .NET
4 38 (0.95%) LDAP
5 33 (0.83%) XMPP
6 30 (0.75%) JSON
7 28 (0.70%) XML
8 18 (0.45%) Middleware
9 17 (0.43%) YAML
10 16 (0.40%) HTML
11 14 (0.35%) SOAP
12 13 (0.33%) Elastic Stack
13 12 (0.30%) EDI
14 11 (0.28%) EDIFACT
14 11 (0.28%) Node.js
14 11 (0.28%) Software Packaging
15 10 (0.25%) Kafka
15 10 (0.25%) React
16 6 (0.15%) FIX Protocol
16 6 (0.15%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 788 (19.75%) Data Centre
2 401 (10.05%) Management Information System
3 250 (6.27%) Analytical Skills
4 239 (5.99%) Self-Motivation
5 115 (2.88%) Driving Licence
6 103 (2.58%) Public Cloud
7 88 (2.21%) Clustering
8 65 (1.63%) Hybrid Cloud
9 63 (1.58%) Video Conferencing
10 54 (1.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 52 (1.30%) Fat Client
11 52 (1.30%) Thin Client
12 49 (1.23%) Replication
12 49 (1.23%) Virtual Team
13 46 (1.15%) CMDB
14 45 (1.13%) PKI
14 45 (1.13%) Private Cloud
15 43 (1.08%) Hedge funds
16 40 (1.00%) Enterprise Storage
17 37 (0.93%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 1,453 (36.42%) Windows
2 875 (21.93%) Windows Server
3 707 (17.72%) Linux
4 450 (11.28%) Windows Server 2012
5 371 (9.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 350 (8.77%) Unix
7 346 (8.67%) Windows 10
8 303 (7.59%) Windows 7
9 133 (3.33%) Windows 8
10 103 (2.58%) Windows Server 2003
11 57 (1.43%) Android
12 50 (1.25%) CentOS
13 43 (1.08%) Mac OS X
14 38 (0.95%) Windows XP
15 33 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 32 (0.80%) Apple iOS
17 27 (0.68%) Ubuntu
18 20 (0.50%) AIX
19 15 (0.38%) HPUX
20 11 (0.28%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 807 (20.23%) ITIL
2 503 (12.61%) Network Design
3 501 (12.56%) Service Delivery
4 449 (11.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 443 (11.10%) Network Management
6 414 (10.38%) Problem-Solving
7 343 (8.60%) Change Control
8 314 (7.87%) Presales
9 308 (7.72%) Project Management
10 265 (6.64%) Load Balancing
11 257 (6.44%) Product Management
12 241 (6.04%) Network Monitoring
13 234 (5.86%) Change Management
14 225 (5.64%) Mentoring
15 194 (4.86%) Migration
16 185 (4.64%) Service Management
17 181 (4.54%) IT Strategy
18 179 (4.49%) Disaster Recovery
19 173 (4.34%) Incident Management
20 170 (4.26%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 391 (9.80%) SQL
2 331 (8.30%) Python
3 262 (6.57%) Perl
4 260 (6.52%) Bash Shell
5 190 (4.76%) PowerShell
6 47 (1.18%) C
7 39 (0.98%) C#
8 36 (0.90%) Java
9 23 (0.58%) VB
10 21 (0.53%) Shell Script
10 21 (0.53%) VB.NET
11 17 (0.43%) C++
12 14 (0.35%) JavaScript
13 12 (0.30%) PHP
13 12 (0.30%) RPG
13 12 (0.30%) RPG IV
13 12 (0.30%) T-SQL
14 11 (0.28%) Scala
15 9 (0.23%) Ruby
16 4 (0.10%) Korn
Qualifications
1 1,603 (40.18%) Cisco Certification
2 1,258 (31.53%) CCNP
3 921 (23.08%) CCNA
4 332 (8.32%) Degree
5 299 (7.49%) CCIE
6 257 (6.44%) Microsoft Certification
7 240 (6.02%) Security Cleared
8 165 (4.14%) MCSE
9 132 (3.31%) SC Cleared
10 121 (3.03%) CCDP
11 86 (2.16%) CCSA
12 84 (2.11%) DV Cleared
13 81 (2.03%) MCSA
14 76 (1.90%) ITIL Certification
15 74 (1.85%) JNCIA
16 72 (1.80%) Computer Science Degree
17 69 (1.73%) CISSP
17 69 (1.73%) MCP
18 61 (1.53%) JNCIP
19 53 (1.33%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 356 (8.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 272 (6.82%) SLA
3 268 (6.72%) ISO 9001
4 52 (1.30%) GDPR
5 42 (1.05%) PCI DSS
6 34 (0.85%) ISO 22301
7 33 (0.83%) QA
8 22 (0.55%) PMO
9 20 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 18 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 12 (0.30%) COBIT
11 12 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
12 9 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 7 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 4 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27005
15 2 (0.050%) Data Quality
15 2 (0.050%) GAMP
15 2 (0.050%) HIPAA
15 2 (0.050%) SSAE 16
16 1 (0.025%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1,151 (28.85%) Active Directory
2 719 (18.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 465 (11.65%) Hyper-V
4 133 (3.33%) XenApp
5 104 (2.61%) VMware ESXi
6 99 (2.48%) vSphere
7 70 (1.75%) XenDesktop
8 52 (1.30%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 51 (1.28%) Virtual Machines
10 49 (1.23%) vCloud
10 49 (1.23%) Virtual Servers
11 42 (1.05%) Docker
12 40 (1.00%) Terminal Services
13 35 (0.88%) VMware NSX
14 26 (0.65%) Firmware
15 23 (0.58%) Virtual Desktop
16 19 (0.48%) NFS
17 17 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
18 16 (0.40%) DFS Replication
19 12 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 275 (6.89%) Nagios
2 257 (6.44%) FortiGate
3 241 (6.04%) SCCM
4 114 (2.86%) Cisco Prime
5 92 (2.31%) WSUS
6 79 (1.98%) Ansible
7 62 (1.55%) SCOM
8 60 (1.50%) Opscode Chef
9 55 (1.38%) Puppet
10 51 (1.28%) Backup Exec
11 49 (1.23%) Cisco CUCM
12 33 (0.83%) Terraform
12 33 (0.83%) vCenter Server
13 29 (0.73%) Norton AntiVirus
14 28 (0.70%) Kubernetes
15 21 (0.53%) Stealthwatch
16 20 (0.50%) Microsoft Intune
17 17 (0.43%) SCVMM
18 15 (0.38%) Failover Clustering
18 15 (0.38%) Observium
Vendors
1 2,224 (55.74%) Cisco
2 1,132 (28.37%) Microsoft
3 995 (24.94%) VMware
4 621 (15.56%) CheckPoint
5 497 (12.46%) Juniper
6 491 (12.31%) Citrix
7 423 (10.60%) Palo Alto
8 393 (9.85%) Fortinet
9 306 (7.67%) F5
10 294 (7.37%) HP
11 290 (7.27%) SolarWinds
12 282 (7.07%) Meraki
13 200 (5.01%) Dell
14 161 (4.04%) NetApp
15 142 (3.56%) Avaya
16 103 (2.58%) Veeam
17 98 (2.46%) Riverbed
18 94 (2.36%) Symantec
19 87 (2.18%) EMC
20 76 (1.90%) Red Hat