Period
to 18 February 2018

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 18 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
UK > England
6 months to
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 130 109 106
Rank change year-on-year -21 -3 -7
Permanent jobs citing WAN 4,044 4,628 5,637
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.48% 2.81% 2.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.25% 16.78% 16.94%
Number of salaries quoted 3,377 3,783 4,987
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £25,400 £25,000 £25,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £70,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +7.14%

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 24,881 27,580 33,267
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.26% 16.74% 16.79%
Number of salaries quoted 20,273 22,535 27,823
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £73,750 £71,250
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 18 February 2018.

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 18 February 2018. 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 -10 1,372 £53,500 +7.00% 134
South East -15 1,025 £45,000 +4.65% 103
North of England -15 673 £37,500 - 135
Midlands -37 418 £37,500 -11.76% 84
North West -15 343 £38,000 -5.00% 80
East of England -18 338 £45,000 +5.88% 35
West Midlands -21 304 £37,500 -5.06% 39
Yorkshire -18 272 £37,500 +4.38% 51
South West -32 240 £37,500 +15.38% 24
East Midlands -62 112 £37,500 -11.76% 45
North East +12 58 £35,000 +10.24% 4
WAN
UK

For the 6 months to 18 February 2018, 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 3,244 (80.22%) LAN
2 2,043 (50.52%) Cisco
3 1,830 (45.25%) Firewall
4 1,778 (43.97%) Windows
5 1,473 (36.42%) VMware
6 1,458 (36.05%) Microsoft
7 1,365 (33.75%) Active Directory
8 1,201 (29.70%) Cisco Certification
9 1,073 (26.53%) Windows Server
10 1,061 (26.24%) VPN
11 1,049 (25.94%) ITIL
12 1,001 (24.75%) VMware Infrastructure
13 924 (22.85%) Data Centre
14 845 (20.90%) DNS
14 845 (20.90%) TCP/IP
15 802 (19.83%) CCNP
16 740 (18.30%) MS Exchange
17 716 (17.71%) Citrix
18 703 (17.38%) Wireless
19 694 (17.16%) MPLS
20 680 (16.82%) Office 365
21 677 (16.74%) CCNA
22 656 (16.22%) DHCP
23 636 (15.73%) VoIP
24 620 (15.33%) Finance
25 592 (14.64%) Windows Server 2008
26 578 (14.29%) Hyper-V
27 570 (14.09%) Windows Server 2012
28 561 (13.87%) Microsoft Azure
29 543 (13.43%) CheckPoint

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
1 740 (18.30%) MS Exchange
2 270 (6.68%) Exchange Server 2010
3 173 (4.28%) Exchange Server 2013
4 164 (4.06%) Skype for Business
5 157 (3.88%) SharePoint
6 113 (2.79%) Exchange Server 2007
7 109 (2.70%) IIS
8 63 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2003
9 52 (1.29%) CMS
10 46 (1.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 40 (0.99%) SharePoint 2013
12 26 (0.64%) Apache
13 24 (0.59%) OpenStack
14 22 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
15 17 (0.42%) Confluence
16 15 (0.37%) Tomcat
17 13 (0.32%) IBM Notes
18 12 (0.30%) WebLogic
19 11 (0.27%) WebSphere
20 9 (0.22%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 524 (12.96%) Microsoft Office
2 61 (1.51%) Microsoft Excel
3 45 (1.11%) MS Visio
4 43 (1.06%) Microsoft Project
5 36 (0.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.074%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.025%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.025%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.025%) LibreOffice
7 1 (0.025%) Mozilla Thunderbird
7 1 (0.025%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
3 7 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.074%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.074%) NetSuite
4 3 (0.074%) Pegasus Opera
5 2 (0.049%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.049%) Sage X3
5 2 (0.049%) Visualfiles
6 1 (0.025%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.025%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
6 1 (0.025%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 680 (16.82%) Office 365
2 561 (13.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 389 (9.62%) Amazon AWS
4 150 (3.71%) IaaS
5 114 (2.82%) SaaS
6 103 (2.55%) PaaS
7 59 (1.46%) Azure Active Directory
8 43 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
9 33 (0.82%) Mimecast
10 26 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
11 25 (0.62%) G Suite
12 24 (0.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 23 (0.57%) Amazon S3
14 22 (0.54%) IBM Cloud
15 21 (0.52%) Akamai
16 16 (0.40%) AWS CloudTrail
16 16 (0.40%) Bluemix
16 16 (0.40%) OneDrive
17 14 (0.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 14 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 3,244 (80.22%) LAN
2 1,830 (45.25%) Firewall
3 1,061 (26.24%) VPN
4 845 (20.90%) DNS
4 845 (20.90%) TCP/IP
5 703 (17.38%) Wireless
6 694 (17.16%) MPLS
7 656 (16.22%) DHCP
8 636 (15.73%) VoIP
9 519 (12.83%) Network Security
10 512 (12.66%) BGP
11 494 (12.22%) SAN
12 491 (12.14%) Cisco ASA
13 477 (11.80%) VLAN
14 473 (11.70%) OSPF
15 367 (9.08%) Wi-Fi
16 349 (8.63%) IPsec
17 338 (8.36%) Cisco Nexus
18 333 (8.23%) WLAN
19 280 (6.92%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 393 (9.72%) SQL Server
2 52 (1.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 34 (0.84%) MySQL
4 28 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
5 27 (0.67%) Amazon RDS
6 26 (0.64%) SQL Server 2005
7 24 (0.59%) Big Data
8 23 (0.57%) Oracle Database
9 20 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
10 12 (0.30%) SQL Server 2014
11 11 (0.27%) Relational Database
12 8 (0.20%) DTS
12 8 (0.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 5 (0.12%) NoSQL
13 5 (0.12%) Power BI
14 4 (0.099%) Amazon Redshift
14 4 (0.099%) Crystal Reports
14 4 (0.099%) Oracle Database 12c
14 4 (0.099%) SQL Server 2016
15 3 (0.074%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 51 (1.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 43 (1.06%) Git (software)
3 21 (0.52%) JIRA
4 17 (0.42%) Sonatype Nexus
5 15 (0.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 14 (0.35%) Jenkins
7 13 (0.32%) Octopus Deploy
8 11 (0.27%) TeamCity
9 10 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (0.15%) Burp Suite
11 5 (0.12%) Subversion
12 4 (0.099%) Vagrant
13 3 (0.074%) Artifactory
13 3 (0.074%) Mercurial
13 3 (0.074%) Metasploit
14 2 (0.049%) Apache Archiva
14 2 (0.049%) Selenium
14 2 (0.049%) Visual Studio Team System
15 1 (0.025%) sqlmap
15 1 (0.025%) Travis CI
General
1 620 (15.33%) Finance
2 334 (8.26%) Telecoms
3 133 (3.29%) Retail
4 99 (2.45%) Banking
5 94 (2.32%) Law
6 90 (2.23%) Advertising
7 84 (2.08%) Legal
8 62 (1.53%) Marketing
9 59 (1.46%) Manufacturing
10 57 (1.41%) Financial Institution
11 37 (0.91%) Publishing
12 26 (0.64%) Back Office
13 21 (0.52%) Investment Banking
14 20 (0.49%) Multimedia
15 19 (0.47%) Games
16 16 (0.40%) Electronics
17 15 (0.37%) Billing
18 14 (0.35%) Automotive
19 13 (0.32%) Front Office
20 8 (0.20%) French Language
Job Titles
1 923 (22.82%) Network Engineer
2 491 (12.14%) Analyst
3 455 (11.25%) Support Engineer
4 385 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 366 (9.05%) Architect
6 261 (6.45%) Senior Network Engineer
7 229 (5.66%) IT Support
8 219 (5.42%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 207 (5.12%) Cisco Engineer
10 195 (4.82%) IT Engineer
11 184 (4.55%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 165 (4.08%) Support Analyst
13 161 (3.98%) Consultant
14 159 (3.93%) Infrastructure Manager
15 153 (3.78%) 2nd Line Support
16 149 (3.68%) Security Engineer
17 148 (3.66%) 3rd Line Support
18 143 (3.54%) Systems Engineer
19 133 (3.29%) Network Architect
20 128 (3.17%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (2.77%) Web Services
2 61 (1.51%) HTML
3 53 (1.31%) XML
4 52 (1.29%) 802.1X
5 44 (1.09%) .NET
6 39 (0.96%) Middleware
7 35 (0.87%) XMPP
8 22 (0.54%) JSON
9 17 (0.42%) FIX Protocol
10 16 (0.40%) LDAP
11 14 (0.35%) CSS
12 13 (0.32%) Django
13 12 (0.30%) REST
14 10 (0.25%) ASP.NET
14 10 (0.25%) POSIX
15 9 (0.22%) SAP Basis
15 9 (0.22%) WAP
16 8 (0.20%) HTML5
16 8 (0.20%) LAMP
16 8 (0.20%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 924 (22.85%) Data Centre
2 246 (6.08%) Analytical Skills
3 163 (4.03%) Driving Licence
4 162 (4.01%) Computer Science
5 150 (3.71%) Management Information System
6 138 (3.41%) Clustering
7 119 (2.94%) Public Cloud
8 83 (2.05%) Video Conferencing
9 77 (1.90%) Hedge funds
10 67 (1.66%) Private Cloud
11 63 (1.56%) Blackberry
12 56 (1.38%) Linux Command Line
13 54 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
14 52 (1.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 50 (1.24%) Cyberthreat
16 45 (1.11%) Fat Client
16 45 (1.11%) Thin Client
17 44 (1.09%) Replication
18 38 (0.94%) Hybrid Cloud
19 37 (0.91%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 1,778 (43.97%) Windows
2 1,073 (26.53%) Windows Server
3 592 (14.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 570 (14.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 532 (13.16%) Linux
6 373 (9.22%) Windows 7
7 287 (7.10%) Windows 10
8 186 (4.60%) Windows Server 2003
9 161 (3.98%) Unix
10 136 (3.36%) Windows 8
11 89 (2.20%) Android
12 78 (1.93%) CentOS
12 78 (1.93%) Windows XP
13 70 (1.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 46 (1.14%) Ubuntu
15 43 (1.06%) Mac OS X
16 38 (0.94%) Apple iOS
17 30 (0.74%) Solaris
18 22 (0.54%) Windows Mobile
19 19 (0.47%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,049 (25.94%) ITIL
2 342 (8.46%) Project Management
3 321 (7.94%) Load Balancing
4 271 (6.70%) Service Delivery
5 253 (6.26%) Disaster Recovery
6 251 (6.21%) Incident Management
7 242 (5.98%) Network Design
8 237 (5.86%) Service Management
9 226 (5.59%) Change Management
10 223 (5.51%) Presales
11 215 (5.32%) Mentoring
12 211 (5.22%) PRINCE2
13 209 (5.17%) Network Monitoring
14 199 (4.92%) Network Management
15 197 (4.87%) Agile Software Development
16 168 (4.15%) Migration
17 146 (3.61%) Stakeholder Management
18 142 (3.51%) Root Cause Analysis
19 140 (3.46%) Network Architecture
20 139 (3.44%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 315 (7.79%) PowerShell
2 307 (7.59%) SQL
3 209 (5.17%) Python
4 116 (2.87%) Bash Shell
5 89 (2.20%) Perl
6 78 (1.93%) C
7 56 (1.38%) Java
8 40 (0.99%) Ruby
9 31 (0.77%) T-SQL
10 27 (0.67%) C++
10 27 (0.67%) Lua
10 27 (0.67%) Shell Script
11 24 (0.59%) VBScript
12 23 (0.57%) C#
13 19 (0.47%) PHP
14 13 (0.32%) JavaScript
15 10 (0.25%) VB
16 7 (0.17%) Tcl
17 6 (0.15%) Korn
18 4 (0.099%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 1,201 (29.70%) Cisco Certification
2 802 (19.83%) CCNP
3 677 (16.74%) CCNA
4 474 (11.72%) Microsoft Certification
5 356 (8.80%) Degree
6 276 (6.82%) MCSE
7 250 (6.18%) CCIE
8 210 (5.19%) MCSA
8 210 (5.19%) Security Cleared
9 161 (3.98%) SC Cleared
10 151 (3.73%) MCP
11 117 (2.89%) DV Cleared
12 108 (2.67%) CCDP
13 103 (2.55%) ITIL Certification
14 92 (2.27%) CISSP
15 91 (2.25%) Computer Science Degree
16 76 (1.88%) MCITP
17 62 (1.53%) JNCIP
18 58 (1.43%) CCSE
19 56 (1.38%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 317 (7.84%) SLA
2 113 (2.79%) PCI DSS
3 106 (2.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 44 (1.09%) PMO
5 32 (0.79%) QA
6 26 (0.64%) COBIT
7 23 (0.57%) Cyber Essentials
7 23 (0.57%) GDPR
8 20 (0.49%) HIPAA
9 11 (0.27%) ISO 9001
9 11 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 9 (0.22%) NIST 800
11 4 (0.099%) Data Quality
12 3 (0.074%) ISO 14001
12 3 (0.074%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 2 (0.049%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 2 (0.049%) ISAE 3402
13 2 (0.049%) ISO 22301
13 2 (0.049%) RMADS
13 2 (0.049%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1,365 (33.75%) Active Directory
2 1,001 (24.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 578 (14.29%) Hyper-V
4 190 (4.70%) vSphere
5 172 (4.25%) XenApp
6 159 (3.93%) VMware ESXi
7 82 (2.03%) XenDesktop
8 63 (1.56%) Terminal Services
9 56 (1.38%) VMware NSX
10 53 (1.31%) Virtual Machines
11 51 (1.26%) Docker
12 42 (1.04%) Virtual Servers
13 31 (0.77%) Virtual Desktop
14 29 (0.72%) XenServer
15 27 (0.67%) Kamailio
16 25 (0.62%) Firmware
17 18 (0.45%) DFS Replication
18 17 (0.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 16 (0.40%) Terminal Server
20 13 (0.32%) NFS
Systems Management
1 205 (5.07%) SCCM
2 118 (2.92%) Puppet
3 106 (2.62%) Nagios
4 84 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
5 81 (2.00%) Cisco CUCM
6 67 (1.66%) Ansible
6 67 (1.66%) Backup Exec
7 65 (1.61%) vCenter Server
8 64 (1.58%) FortiGate
9 63 (1.56%) Cisco Prime
10 54 (1.34%) WSUS
11 51 (1.26%) Opsview
12 50 (1.24%) Cisco UCCX
13 49 (1.21%) Cisco LMS
14 47 (1.16%) SCOM
15 39 (0.96%) AirWatch
15 39 (0.96%) Nessus
16 36 (0.89%) Terraform
17 31 (0.77%) Cacti
18 30 (0.74%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 2,043 (50.52%) Cisco
2 1,473 (36.42%) VMware
3 1,458 (36.05%) Microsoft
4 716 (17.71%) Citrix
5 543 (13.43%) CheckPoint
6 526 (13.01%) Juniper
7 439 (10.86%) F5
8 412 (10.19%) HP
9 293 (7.25%) Palo Alto
10 213 (5.27%) SolarWinds
11 177 (4.38%) NetApp
12 162 (4.01%) Fortinet
13 148 (3.66%) Meraki
14 131 (3.24%) Oracle
15 129 (3.19%) Dell
16 121 (2.99%) Riverbed
17 116 (2.87%) Avaya
18 114 (2.82%) Blue Coat
19 96 (2.37%) Aruba
20 93 (2.30%) Apple