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 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
UK / England
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 116 111 90
Rank change year-on-year -5 -21  
Permanent jobs citing WAN 2299 2536 3331
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.73% 2.78% 3.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.77% 16.37% 18.35%
Number of salaries quoted 1946 2138 2804
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - -5.88%  

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

Communications & Computer Network Skills
England
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 13705 15492 18155
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 16.30% 16.99% 17.47%
Number of salaries quoted 11203 12996 14876
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £68,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing WAN as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +12 943 £54,000 -1.81% 69
South East -25 424 £40,000 -11.11% 47
North West +12 225 £40,000 +2.56% 54
East of England +2 224 £50,000 +25.00% 21
West Midlands -6 172 £44,454 +18.54% 23
Yorkshire -38 113 £36,000 -10.00% 19
South West -40 109 £38,000 +15.15% 13
East Midlands -8 79 £42,500 - 11
North East -6 9 £36,500 +8.95% 4
Midlands - 1 £65,000 - 34
WAN
UK

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT jobs citing WAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for WAN.

1 3548 (81.77%) LAN
2 2326 (53.61%) Cisco
3 2075 (47.82%) Firewall
4 1894 (43.65%) Windows
5 1503 (34.64%) Microsoft
6 1452 (33.46%) Cisco Certification
7 1352 (31.16%) VMware
8 1343 (30.95%) Active Directory
9 1191 (27.45%) VPN
10 1087 (25.05%) Windows Server
11 1029 (23.72%) TCP/IP
12 956 (22.03%) CCNP
13 945 (21.78%) ITIL
14 931 (21.46%) DNS
15 917 (21.13%) MPLS
16 888 (20.47%) VMware Infrastructure
17 870 (20.05%) Data Centre
18 817 (18.83%) CCNA
19 790 (18.21%) DHCP
20 773 (17.82%) Juniper
21 723 (16.66%) Wireless
22 701 (16.16%) MS Exchange
23 689 (15.88%) Linux
24 655 (15.10%) Finance
25 639 (14.73%) BGP
26 622 (14.34%) VoIP
27 599 (13.81%) Hyper-V
28 583 (13.44%) OSPF
29 574 (13.23%) CheckPoint
30 566 (13.04%) Network Security

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
1 701 (16.16%) MS Exchange
2 269 (6.20%) Exchange Server 2010
3 197 (4.54%) SharePoint
4 168 (3.87%) IIS
5 157 (3.62%) Skype for Business
6 126 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2013
7 101 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2007
8 95 (2.19%) Tomcat
9 89 (2.05%) Apache
10 64 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2003
11 63 (1.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 40 (0.92%) WebLogic
13 20 (0.46%) Confluence
14 19 (0.44%) JBoss
15 16 (0.37%) IBM Notes
16 14 (0.32%) WebSphere
17 13 (0.30%) CMS
18 12 (0.28%) OpenStack
18 12 (0.28%) Oracle Coherence
18 12 (0.28%) SAS
Applications
1 454 (10.46%) Microsoft Office
2 63 (1.45%) MS Visio
3 44 (1.01%) Microsoft Excel
4 43 (0.99%) Microsoft Project
5 35 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.092%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.046%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 24 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 21 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
3 19 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
4 6 (0.14%) RMDS
5 5 (0.12%) Oracle Retail
6 3 (0.069%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.069%) Workfront
7 2 (0.046%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.046%) Infor M3
7 2 (0.046%) Maximo
8 1 (0.023%) Dynamics GP
8 1 (0.023%) GoldMine
8 1 (0.023%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.023%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.023%) Sage X3
8 1 (0.023%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.023%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 527 (12.15%) Office 365
2 386 (8.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 337 (7.77%) Amazon AWS
4 135 (3.11%) IaaS
5 127 (2.93%) SaaS
6 119 (2.74%) PaaS
7 81 (1.87%) Cloud Computing
8 31 (0.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 27 (0.62%) Azure Active Directory
10 23 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
11 21 (0.48%) Amazon S3
12 19 (0.44%) AWS CloudFormation
13 14 (0.32%) Amazon SQS
14 13 (0.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 12 (0.28%) AWS CloudTrail
16 10 (0.23%) Amazon Glacier
16 10 (0.23%) Mimecast
16 10 (0.23%) OneDrive
17 8 (0.18%) G Suite
17 8 (0.18%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3548 (81.77%) LAN
2 2075 (47.82%) Firewall
3 1191 (27.45%) VPN
4 1029 (23.72%) TCP/IP
5 931 (21.46%) DNS
6 917 (21.13%) MPLS
7 790 (18.21%) DHCP
8 723 (16.66%) Wireless
9 639 (14.73%) BGP
10 622 (14.34%) VoIP
11 583 (13.44%) OSPF
12 566 (13.04%) Network Security
13 499 (11.50%) SAN
14 496 (11.43%) VLAN
15 494 (11.39%) Cisco ASA
16 388 (8.94%) Internet
17 366 (8.44%) Wi-Fi
18 345 (7.95%) Cisco Nexus
19 312 (7.19%) Cisco IOS
20 261 (6.02%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 402 (9.26%) SQL Server
2 89 (2.05%) SQL Server 2008
3 82 (1.89%) MySQL
4 62 (1.43%) SQL Server 2005
5 55 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
6 35 (0.81%) Oracle Database
7 24 (0.55%) Oracle Database 11g
8 21 (0.48%) MongoDB
9 20 (0.46%) Hadoop
9 20 (0.46%) MariaDB
10 17 (0.39%) Amazon RDS
11 16 (0.37%) SQL Server 2014
12 15 (0.35%) Oracle Exadata
12 15 (0.35%) SQL Server 2000
13 13 (0.30%) NoSQL
13 13 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 12 (0.28%) HBase
15 11 (0.25%) Oracle ODI
16 9 (0.21%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 9 (0.21%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 30 (0.69%) Git (software)
2 28 (0.65%) JIRA
3 23 (0.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 12 (0.28%) Sonatype Nexus
5 9 (0.21%) Jenkins
5 9 (0.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 8 (0.18%) Travis CI
7 6 (0.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 6 (0.14%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (0.046%) Subversion
8 2 (0.046%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.046%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.023%) Dreamweaver
9 1 (0.023%) Liquibase
9 1 (0.023%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 655 (15.10%) Finance
2 461 (10.62%) Telecoms
3 130 (3.00%) Retail
4 113 (2.60%) Marketing
5 85 (1.96%) Manufacturing
6 69 (1.59%) Banking
7 64 (1.47%) Legal
8 54 (1.24%) Games
9 53 (1.22%) Law
10 51 (1.18%) Financial Institution
11 41 (0.94%) Back Office
12 39 (0.90%) Advertising
13 28 (0.65%) Electronics
14 19 (0.44%) Billing
15 18 (0.41%) Automotive
16 17 (0.39%) Investment Banking
16 17 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
17 13 (0.30%) French Language
17 13 (0.30%) German Language
18 12 (0.28%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 1150 (26.50%) Network Engineer
2 575 (13.25%) Analyst
3 504 (11.62%) Support Engineer
4 358 (8.25%) Cisco Engineer
5 344 (7.93%) Architect
6 333 (7.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 324 (7.47%) Senior Network Engineer
8 317 (7.31%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 259 (5.97%) Support Analyst
10 249 (5.74%) IT Support
11 231 (5.32%) IT Engineer
12 219 (5.05%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 204 (4.70%) Administrator
14 203 (4.68%) 2nd Line Support
15 199 (4.59%) Consultant
16 192 (4.42%) 3rd Line Support
17 181 (4.17%) Security Engineer
18 154 (3.55%) Network Architect
19 151 (3.48%) 2nd Line Engineer
20 147 (3.39%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (2.01%) Web Services
2 86 (1.98%) 802.1X
3 51 (1.18%) Middleware
4 45 (1.04%) HTML
5 42 (0.97%) LAMP
6 40 (0.92%) XML
7 37 (0.85%) .NET
8 31 (0.71%) CSS
9 25 (0.58%) JSON
10 24 (0.55%) REST
11 23 (0.53%) SAML
12 20 (0.46%) XMPP
13 17 (0.39%) Oracle Fusion
14 15 (0.35%) Node.js
15 12 (0.28%) EDI
15 12 (0.28%) Software Packaging
16 9 (0.21%) .NET Framework
16 9 (0.21%) ASP.NET
17 8 (0.18%) WAP
17 8 (0.18%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 870 (20.05%) Data Centre
2 298 (6.87%) Analytical Skills
3 166 (3.83%) Management Information System
4 158 (3.64%) Driving Licence
5 132 (3.04%) Computer Science
6 77 (1.77%) Blackberry
7 75 (1.73%) Video Conferencing
8 67 (1.54%) Public Cloud
9 66 (1.52%) Clustering
10 64 (1.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 59 (1.36%) Replication
12 56 (1.29%) PKI
13 48 (1.11%) Hedge funds
14 39 (0.90%) Fat Client
14 39 (0.90%) Thin Client
15 38 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
15 38 (0.88%) Hybrid Cloud
16 36 (0.83%) Fintech
16 36 (0.83%) Linux Command Line
17 35 (0.81%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 1894 (43.65%) Windows
2 1087 (25.05%) Windows Server
3 689 (15.88%) Linux
4 527 (12.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 471 (10.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 429 (9.89%) Windows 7
7 243 (5.60%) Windows Server 2003
8 239 (5.51%) Windows 10
9 220 (5.07%) Unix
10 123 (2.83%) Windows 8
11 107 (2.47%) Windows XP
12 96 (2.21%) CentOS
13 84 (1.94%) Android
14 70 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 58 (1.34%) Solaris
16 47 (1.08%) Apple iOS
17 44 (1.01%) Mac OS X
18 30 (0.69%) Windows 2000 Server
19 28 (0.65%) Debian
20 25 (0.58%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 945 (21.78%) ITIL
2 350 (8.07%) Presales
3 339 (7.81%) Load Balancing
4 333 (7.67%) Network Design
5 303 (6.98%) Project Management
6 268 (6.18%) Change Management
7 255 (5.88%) Network Management
8 228 (5.25%) Migration
9 223 (5.14%) Network Monitoring
10 215 (4.96%) High Availability
11 214 (4.93%) Service Delivery
12 211 (4.86%) Disaster Recovery
13 202 (4.66%) PRINCE2
14 195 (4.49%) Service Management
15 166 (3.83%) Information Security
16 165 (3.80%) Problem Management
17 150 (3.46%) Mentoring
18 148 (3.41%) Change Control
19 147 (3.39%) Continuous Improvement
20 146 (3.36%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 365 (8.41%) SQL
2 260 (5.99%) PowerShell
3 180 (4.15%) Python
4 110 (2.54%) Bash Shell
5 99 (2.28%) Perl
6 89 (2.05%) Java
7 40 (0.92%) C
8 39 (0.90%) VBScript
9 33 (0.76%) Shell Script
10 23 (0.53%) PHP
11 19 (0.44%) Ruby
12 18 (0.41%) VB
13 14 (0.32%) JavaScript
14 13 (0.30%) T-SQL
15 9 (0.21%) R
16 8 (0.18%) Scala
17 7 (0.16%) C#
17 7 (0.16%) COBOL
17 7 (0.16%) VBA
18 5 (0.12%) Lua
Qualifications
1 1452 (33.46%) Cisco Certification
2 956 (22.03%) CCNP
3 817 (18.83%) CCNA
4 457 (10.53%) Degree
5 401 (9.24%) Microsoft Certification
6 325 (7.49%) CCIE
7 293 (6.75%) MCSE
8 224 (5.16%) Security Cleared
9 188 (4.33%) MCP
10 178 (4.10%) SC Cleared
11 163 (3.76%) MCSA
12 121 (2.79%) ITIL Certification
13 97 (2.24%) CCDP
14 91 (2.10%) MCITP
15 81 (1.87%) CISSP
16 77 (1.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 72 (1.66%) Computer Science Degree
18 68 (1.57%) CCDA
19 66 (1.52%) DV Cleared
20 62 (1.43%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 313 (7.21%) SLA
2 128 (2.95%) PCI DSS
3 110 (2.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 44 (1.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 28 (0.65%) Cyber Essentials
6 23 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 21 (0.48%) PMO
8 16 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 13 (0.30%) QA
10 11 (0.25%) ISO 9001
11 9 (0.21%) GDPR
12 5 (0.12%) ISO 22301
13 4 (0.092%) COBIT
13 4 (0.092%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 4 (0.092%) Data Quality
13 4 (0.092%) NIST 800
14 2 (0.046%) PMBOK
15 1 (0.023%) GPG13
15 1 (0.023%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 1343 (30.95%) Active Directory
2 888 (20.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 599 (13.81%) Hyper-V
4 191 (4.40%) XenApp
5 159 (3.66%) VMware ESXi
6 144 (3.32%) vSphere
7 79 (1.82%) Terminal Services
8 55 (1.27%) XenServer
9 52 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
10 47 (1.08%) VMware Workstation
11 42 (0.97%) KVM
12 37 (0.85%) XenDesktop
13 36 (0.83%) ProxySG
14 35 (0.81%) Virtual Servers
15 29 (0.67%) Docker
16 22 (0.51%) Xen
17 19 (0.44%) NFS
18 17 (0.39%) OpenSIPS
19 16 (0.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 16 (0.37%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 219 (5.05%) SCCM
2 121 (2.79%) Nagios
3 93 (2.14%) Puppet
4 83 (1.91%) WSUS
5 70 (1.61%) Cisco Prime
6 69 (1.59%) Cisco CUCM
6 69 (1.59%) FortiGate
7 57 (1.31%) Opscode Chef
8 54 (1.24%) Ansible
8 54 (1.24%) SCOM
9 51 (1.18%) Backup Exec
10 41 (0.94%) AirWatch
11 32 (0.74%) Norton AntiVirus
12 30 (0.69%) ZABBIX
13 29 (0.67%) vCenter Server
14 25 (0.58%) SELinux
14 25 (0.58%) SolarWinds Orion
15 23 (0.53%) Nessus
16 22 (0.51%) Icinga
17 20 (0.46%) Salt
Vendors
1 2326 (53.61%) Cisco
2 1503 (34.64%) Microsoft
3 1352 (31.16%) VMware
4 773 (17.82%) Juniper
5 574 (13.23%) CheckPoint
6 544 (12.54%) Citrix
7 461 (10.62%) F5
8 436 (10.05%) HP
9 333 (7.67%) Palo Alto
10 240 (5.53%) SolarWinds
11 180 (4.15%) NetApp
12 172 (3.96%) Avaya
13 167 (3.85%) Fortinet
14 142 (3.27%) Riverbed
15 131 (3.02%) Aruba
16 127 (2.93%) Oracle
17 117 (2.70%) Dell
18 109 (2.51%) Red Hat
19 107 (2.47%) Blue Coat
20 98 (2.26%) EMC
West London
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Oscar
Salary: £23000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
South West London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £62000.00 - £76000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Cornucopia IT Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 18 hours ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + FlexiTime, Pension, Health
Posted: 18 hours ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + + Car (7K) + Bonus (7K) + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Car Allow, Bens
Posted: 10 hours ago
Enfield, Middlesex
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Marks Sattin
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Chelmsford, Essex
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Robert Half
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Phoenix Medical Supplies
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £39000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Imperative People
Salary: £20000.00 - £26000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 13 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
FT Select
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum plus car, bonus and benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: From £23,000 to £25,000 per annum plus car, bonus and benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Ripley, Derbyshire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £29,307 to £35,451 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Maidstone, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Imperative People
Salary: £38000.00 - £42000.00 per annum + bens
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Bluetownonline
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £53000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Hertfordshire
TELSTRA Associates
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum £25-30k+
Posted: 18 hours ago
South West London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Competitive Salary Package
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago