Period
to 11 November 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 11 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
UK > England
6 months to
11 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 105 147 132
Rank change year-on-year +42 -15 -28
Permanent jobs citing WAN 3,869 3,571 4,334
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 3.08% 2.39% 2.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.78% 15.90% 16.41%
Number of salaries quoted 2,917 2,937 3,682
England median annual salary £43,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.33% - +4.65%
10th Percentile £24,500 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £75,000 £70,000
UK median annual salary £42,750 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% - +5.88%

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 19,556 22,459 26,413
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.59% 15.01% 15.70%
Number of salaries quoted 15,352 17,814 21,598
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £46,809 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -1.45% +5.56% -

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 11 November 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 11 November 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 +23 1,205 £50,000 -4.76% 139
North of England +58 815 £42,500 +6.25% 119
South East +28 809 £42,500 -5.56% 129
Yorkshire +79 525 £42,500 +6.25% 44
Midlands +28 525 £40,000 +3.90% 85
West Midlands +15 321 £44,500 +10.94% 52
South West +40 270 £40,000 - 45
North West -12 256 £42,500 - 65
East of England +14 232 £37,000 -7.50% 64
East Midlands +41 204 £35,000 -9.09% 33
North East +18 34 £24,000 -20.00% 10
WAN
UK

For the 6 months to 11 November 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 2,955 (76.38%) LAN
2 1,975 (51.05%) Cisco
3 1,921 (49.65%) Firewall
4 1,561 (40.35%) Cisco Certification
5 1,394 (36.03%) Windows
6 1,166 (30.14%) CCNP
7 1,161 (30.01%) Microsoft
8 1,120 (28.95%) Active Directory
9 919 (23.75%) VMware
10 907 (23.44%) VPN
11 902 (23.31%) CCNA
12 889 (22.98%) MPLS
13 879 (22.72%) DNS
14 823 (21.27%) Office 365
15 807 (20.86%) ITIL
16 791 (20.44%) Network Security
17 770 (19.90%) TCP/IP
18 768 (19.85%) Windows Server
19 707 (18.27%) Data Centre
20 705 (18.22%) Wireless
21 701 (18.12%) Azure
22 672 (17.37%) Linux
23 659 (17.03%) VMware Infrastructure
24 652 (16.85%) BGP
25 638 (16.49%) DHCP
26 627 (16.21%) OSPF
27 522 (13.49%) Cisco ASA
28 491 (12.69%) Citrix
29 470 (12.15%) MS Exchange
29 470 (12.15%) Internet

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
1 470 (12.15%) MS Exchange
2 201 (5.20%) SharePoint
3 163 (4.21%) Skype for Business
4 128 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2013
5 86 (2.22%) IIS
6 82 (2.12%) Exchange Server 2010
7 30 (0.78%) Apache
8 27 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2007
9 24 (0.62%) IBM Notes
10 21 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
11 17 (0.44%) OpenStack
12 12 (0.31%) SAS
12 12 (0.31%) WebSphere
13 11 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
14 8 (0.21%) IBM Domino
15 6 (0.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 5 (0.13%) JBoss
17 4 (0.10%) Tomcat
17 4 (0.10%) WebLogic
18 3 (0.078%) Site Server
Applications
1 414 (10.70%) Microsoft Office
2 92 (2.38%) MS Visio
3 58 (1.50%) Microsoft Excel
4 50 (1.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 12 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.052%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.026%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.026%) Autodesk Inventor
Business Applications
1 17 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
2 9 (0.23%) Exchequer
3 7 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.13%) NetSuite
4 5 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 4 (0.10%) Cisco SocialMiner
5 4 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.10%) Q-Pulse
5 4 (0.10%) Sage CRM
6 2 (0.052%) Dynamics GP
6 2 (0.052%) SAP S/4HANA
6 2 (0.052%) Sentinel
7 1 (0.026%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.026%) Pegasus Opera
7 1 (0.026%) Sage 1000
7 1 (0.026%) Sage X3
7 1 (0.026%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.026%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 823 (21.27%) Office 365
2 701 (18.12%) Azure
3 425 (10.98%) AWS
4 108 (2.79%) IaaS
5 90 (2.33%) SaaS
6 65 (1.68%) PaaS
7 57 (1.47%) Azure Active Directory
8 55 (1.42%) G Suite
9 50 (1.29%) GCP
9 50 (1.29%) OneDrive
10 46 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
11 25 (0.65%) Mimecast
12 24 (0.62%) Dynamics 365
13 19 (0.49%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 19 (0.49%) IBM Cloud
14 15 (0.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 14 (0.36%) OpenShift
15 14 (0.36%) Power Platform
15 14 (0.36%) PowerApps
15 14 (0.36%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 2,955 (76.38%) LAN
2 1,921 (49.65%) Firewall
3 907 (23.44%) VPN
4 889 (22.98%) MPLS
5 879 (22.72%) DNS
6 791 (20.44%) Network Security
7 770 (19.90%) TCP/IP
8 705 (18.22%) Wireless
9 652 (16.85%) BGP
10 638 (16.49%) DHCP
11 627 (16.21%) OSPF
12 522 (13.49%) Cisco ASA
13 470 (12.15%) Internet
14 446 (11.53%) VoIP
15 410 (10.60%) Cisco Nexus
16 369 (9.54%) IPsec
17 349 (9.02%) Wi-Fi
18 335 (8.66%) SAN
19 324 (8.37%) VLAN
20 299 (7.73%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 176 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 44 (1.14%) DB2
3 39 (1.01%) MySQL
4 31 (0.80%) Blockchain
5 18 (0.47%) Amazon RDS
6 14 (0.36%) Oracle Database
7 13 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
8 10 (0.26%) SQL Server 2014
9 7 (0.18%) SQL Server 2008
9 7 (0.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (0.13%) Crystal Reports
10 5 (0.13%) NoSQL
10 5 (0.13%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (0.13%) Oracle Reports
10 5 (0.13%) SQL Server 2016
10 5 (0.13%) SQL Server 2017
11 4 (0.10%) MongoDB
11 4 (0.10%) SQL Server 2005
12 3 (0.078%) Oracle Database 12c
13 2 (0.052%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 47 (1.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 42 (1.09%) MSI
3 32 (0.83%) Git (software)
4 25 (0.65%) Subversion
5 18 (0.47%) Jenkins
6 10 (0.26%) JIRA
7 5 (0.13%) Visual Studio
8 4 (0.10%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (0.052%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.052%) Hudson
9 2 (0.052%) InstallShield
9 2 (0.052%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (0.052%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.026%) Appium
10 1 (0.026%) Calabash
10 1 (0.026%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.026%) TestRail
10 1 (0.026%) Zephyr
General
1 419 (10.83%) Finance
2 387 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 181 (4.68%) Retail
4 163 (4.21%) Public Sector
5 92 (2.38%) Banking
6 74 (1.91%) Manufacturing
7 70 (1.81%) Law
8 52 (1.34%) Legal
9 44 (1.14%) Aerospace
10 36 (0.93%) Marketing
11 28 (0.72%) French Language
12 26 (0.67%) German Language
13 21 (0.54%) Financial Institution
14 13 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
15 12 (0.31%) Italian Language
15 12 (0.31%) Military
16 11 (0.28%) Back Office
17 10 (0.26%) Local Government
18 9 (0.23%) Front Office
18 9 (0.23%) Police
Job Titles
1 1,235 (31.92%) Network Engineer
2 520 (13.44%) Analyst
3 375 (9.69%) Support Engineer
4 314 (8.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 300 (7.75%) IT Support
6 298 (7.70%) Architect
7 266 (6.88%) Cisco Engineer
8 263 (6.80%) Senior Network Engineer
9 246 (6.36%) Security Engineer
10 244 (6.31%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 233 (6.02%) Network Security Engineer
12 226 (5.84%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 226 (5.84%) Consultant
13 211 (5.45%) IT Engineer
14 206 (5.32%) Support Analyst
15 178 (4.60%) 2nd Line Support
16 147 (3.80%) Cisco Security Engineer
17 130 (3.36%) IT Analyst
17 130 (3.36%) IT Support Engineer
18 124 (3.20%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (1.55%) LDAP
2 53 (1.37%) Web Services
3 29 (0.75%) 802.1X
4 25 (0.65%) JSON
4 25 (0.65%) LAMP
5 20 (0.52%) XML
6 19 (0.49%) SOAP
7 18 (0.47%) FIX Protocol
8 15 (0.39%) .NET
9 12 (0.31%) WebSphere MQ
10 10 (0.26%) Middleware
11 9 (0.23%) Software Packaging
12 8 (0.21%) HTML
12 8 (0.21%) SAML
13 6 (0.16%) YAML
14 5 (0.13%) COM
15 4 (0.10%) CSS
15 4 (0.10%) XMPP
16 3 (0.078%) HTML5
16 3 (0.078%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 707 (18.27%) Data Centre
2 384 (9.93%) Management Information System
3 253 (6.54%) Analytical Skills
4 186 (4.81%) Self-Motivation
5 119 (3.08%) Driving Licence
6 83 (2.15%) Video Conferencing
7 78 (2.02%) Public Cloud
8 72 (1.86%) Replication
9 71 (1.84%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 60 (1.55%) Clustering
11 52 (1.34%) iPhone
12 49 (1.27%) PKI
13 42 (1.09%) Mobile Computing
13 42 (1.09%) Private Cloud
14 41 (1.06%) Smartphone
15 37 (0.96%) Hybrid Cloud
16 36 (0.93%) Fat Client
16 36 (0.93%) Thin Client
17 34 (0.88%) CMDB
18 31 (0.80%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 1,394 (36.03%) Windows
2 768 (19.85%) Windows Server
3 672 (17.37%) Linux
4 424 (10.96%) Windows 10
5 403 (10.42%) Windows Server 2012
6 326 (8.43%) Windows 7
7 276 (7.13%) Unix
8 243 (6.28%) Windows Server 2008
9 89 (2.30%) Android
10 86 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
11 81 (2.09%) Windows 8
12 44 (1.14%) Apple iOS
12 44 (1.14%) Mac OS X
13 41 (1.06%) CentOS
13 41 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 35 (0.90%) Ubuntu
15 16 (0.41%) Windows Vista
16 15 (0.39%) Solaris
17 11 (0.28%) Mac OS
18 10 (0.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 807 (20.86%) ITIL
2 462 (11.94%) Network Design
3 413 (10.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 388 (10.03%) Problem-Solving
5 385 (9.95%) Service Delivery
6 358 (9.25%) Network Management
7 314 (8.12%) Presales
8 288 (7.44%) Change Control
9 264 (6.82%) Change Management
10 258 (6.67%) Project Management
11 252 (6.51%) Load Balancing
12 250 (6.46%) Project Delivery
13 235 (6.07%) Migration
14 223 (5.76%) Mentoring
15 211 (5.45%) Cybersecurity
16 194 (5.01%) Disaster Recovery
16 194 (5.01%) Product Management
17 193 (4.99%) Network Monitoring
18 189 (4.88%) IT Strategy
19 183 (4.73%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 268 (6.93%) SQL
2 244 (6.31%) Python
3 220 (5.69%) Bash Shell
4 177 (4.57%) Perl
5 168 (4.34%) PowerShell
6 33 (0.85%) Shell Script
7 21 (0.54%) C
8 19 (0.49%) C++
9 18 (0.47%) Java
9 18 (0.47%) JavaScript
10 6 (0.16%) PHP
11 4 (0.10%) C#
11 4 (0.10%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.078%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.078%) VBScript
13 2 (0.052%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.052%) Ruby
14 1 (0.026%) Korn
14 1 (0.026%) VB
Qualifications
1 1,561 (40.35%) Cisco Certification
2 1,166 (30.14%) CCNP
3 902 (23.31%) CCNA
4 414 (10.70%) Degree
5 283 (7.31%) Microsoft Certification
6 252 (6.51%) CCIE
7 204 (5.27%) MCSE
8 171 (4.42%) CCDP
9 170 (4.39%) Security Cleared
10 107 (2.77%) SC Cleared
11 103 (2.66%) MCSA
12 98 (2.53%) CCSA
13 89 (2.30%) MCP
14 85 (2.20%) JNCIP
15 67 (1.73%) JNCIS
16 64 (1.65%) JNCIA
17 63 (1.63%) CCSE
17 63 (1.63%) ITIL Certification
18 58 (1.50%) TOGAF Certification
19 55 (1.42%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 308 (7.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 271 (7.00%) SLA
3 200 (5.17%) ISO 9001
4 78 (2.02%) PCI DSS
5 36 (0.93%) GDPR
6 30 (0.78%) NIST
7 25 (0.65%) ISO 22301
8 23 (0.59%) Cyber Essentials
9 16 (0.41%) PMO
10 15 (0.39%) NIST 800
11 13 (0.34%) QA
12 12 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 11 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 11 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 10 (0.26%) COBIT
15 7 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 3 (0.078%) Solvency II
17 2 (0.052%) Data Quality
17 2 (0.052%) NCSC
17 2 (0.052%) RMADS
System Software
1 1,120 (28.95%) Active Directory
2 659 (17.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 370 (9.56%) Hyper-V
4 125 (3.23%) vCloud
4 125 (3.23%) XenApp
5 115 (2.97%) VMware ESXi
6 88 (2.27%) vSphere
7 61 (1.58%) XenDesktop
8 57 (1.47%) Virtual Servers
9 51 (1.32%) Terminal Services
10 46 (1.19%) VMware NSX
11 42 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
12 40 (1.03%) Docker
13 33 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
14 32 (0.83%) Firmware
15 30 (0.78%) Virtual Desktop
16 24 (0.62%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 17 (0.44%) VMware Workstation
18 14 (0.36%) DFS Replication
19 13 (0.34%) NFS
Systems Management
1 262 (6.77%) SCCM
2 228 (5.89%) FortiGate
3 211 (5.45%) Nagios
4 78 (2.02%) WSUS
5 69 (1.78%) Puppet
6 65 (1.68%) Microsoft Intune
7 60 (1.55%) Backup Exec
8 58 (1.50%) SCOM
9 54 (1.40%) Ansible
9 54 (1.40%) Cisco Prime
10 47 (1.21%) vCenter Server
11 41 (1.06%) Cisco CUCM
12 32 (0.83%) Kubernetes
13 31 (0.80%) ZABBIX
14 29 (0.75%) IBM BigFix
14 29 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
15 28 (0.72%) Nessus
16 25 (0.65%) Terraform
17 24 (0.62%) AirWatch
18 21 (0.54%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 1,975 (51.05%) Cisco
2 1,161 (30.01%) Microsoft
3 919 (23.75%) VMware
4 491 (12.69%) Citrix
5 423 (10.93%) Palo Alto
6 418 (10.80%) CheckPoint
7 383 (9.90%) Juniper
8 378 (9.77%) Fortinet
9 287 (7.42%) Meraki
10 240 (6.20%) F5
11 230 (5.94%) SolarWinds
12 219 (5.66%) HP
13 123 (3.18%) Veeam
14 116 (3.00%) Aruba
15 110 (2.84%) Dell
16 99 (2.56%) NetApp
17 96 (2.48%) Avaya
18 90 (2.33%) Red Hat
19 72 (1.86%) Mitel
20 70 (1.81%) IBM