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 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
UK / England
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 116 93 88
Rank change year-on-year -23 -5  
Permanent jobs citing WAN 2074 2947 3267
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.59% 3.02% 3.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.09% 17.35% 17.40%
Number of salaries quoted 1699 2555 2718
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% +2.27%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  

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 12886 16990 18774
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 16.10% 17.42% 18.56%
Number of salaries quoted 10548 14184 15090
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% +2.40%  

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 28 March 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 28 March 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 +2 769 £52,500 +3.96% 79
South East -32 465 £40,000 -11.11% 41
West Midlands -15 171 £40,000 -5.88% 16
East of England -44 162 £42,500 - 11
North West +8 158 £37,500 +4.16% 40
South West -13 144 £29,000 -27.50% 12
Yorkshire +23 127 £35,000 -13.58% 23
East Midlands +13 80 £44,000 +25.71% 12
North East -1 5 £23,500 -34.72% 7
WAN
UK

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 3696 (84.31%) LAN
2 2494 (56.89%) Cisco
3 2069 (47.19%) Firewall
4 1796 (40.97%) Windows
5 1567 (35.74%) Cisco Certification
6 1312 (29.93%) Microsoft
7 1304 (29.74%) VMware
8 1265 (28.85%) Active Directory
9 1062 (24.22%) CCNP
10 1034 (23.59%) Data Centre
11 1032 (23.54%) VPN
12 1007 (22.97%) Windows Server
13 995 (22.70%) TCP/IP
14 933 (21.28%) DNS
15 925 (21.10%) ITIL
16 890 (20.30%) VMware Infrastructure
17 853 (19.46%) MPLS
18 844 (19.25%) CCNA
19 718 (16.38%) Juniper
20 709 (16.17%) DHCP
21 706 (16.10%) Wireless
22 693 (15.81%) OSPF
23 679 (15.49%) BGP
24 671 (15.31%) Linux
25 656 (14.96%) Finance
26 647 (14.76%) Network Security
27 639 (14.58%) VoIP
28 608 (13.87%) MS Exchange
29 545 (12.43%) Hyper-V
30 535 (12.20%) SAN

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
1 608 (13.87%) MS Exchange
2 232 (5.29%) IIS
3 219 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 172 (3.92%) SharePoint
5 162 (3.70%) Skype for Business
6 118 (2.69%) Apache
6 118 (2.69%) Tomcat
7 112 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2013
8 78 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2007
9 63 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2003
10 52 (1.19%) WebSphere
11 51 (1.16%) Oracle Coherence
12 43 (0.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 41 (0.94%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 38 (0.87%) WebLogic
15 31 (0.71%) DataSynapse
16 21 (0.48%) IBM Notes
17 18 (0.41%) Confluence
18 15 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
19 14 (0.32%) OpenStack
Applications
1 503 (11.47%) MS Excel
2 429 (9.79%) MS Office
3 75 (1.71%) MS Visio
4 28 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
5 15 (0.34%) MS Project
6 3 (0.068%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.046%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 31 (0.71%) RMDS
2 17 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 16 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
5 6 (0.14%) Workfront
6 5 (0.11%) OpenText MBPM
6 5 (0.11%) Oracle Retail
6 5 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
6 5 (0.11%) Visualfiles
7 4 (0.091%) Infor CRM
8 3 (0.068%) Oracle EBS R12
9 2 (0.046%) assyst
9 2 (0.046%) Infor M3
9 2 (0.046%) Oracle CRM
9 2 (0.046%) Oracle EBS
10 1 (0.023%) Dynamics AX
10 1 (0.023%) Sage X3
10 1 (0.023%) SAP ERP
10 1 (0.023%) SAP Hybris
10 1 (0.023%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 393 (8.96%) Office 365
2 262 (5.98%) Amazon AWS
3 260 (5.93%) Microsoft Azure
4 93 (2.12%) SaaS
5 83 (1.89%) IaaS
6 69 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
7 67 (1.53%) PaaS
8 18 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
9 15 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
10 14 (0.32%) Amazon S3
10 14 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 13 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
12 12 (0.27%) Mimecast
13 9 (0.21%) G Suite
14 7 (0.16%) GitHub
14 7 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
15 5 (0.11%) IBM Cloud
15 5 (0.11%) iPaaS
15 5 (0.11%) OneDrive
15 5 (0.11%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 3696 (84.31%) LAN
2 2069 (47.19%) Firewall
3 1032 (23.54%) VPN
4 995 (22.70%) TCP/IP
5 933 (21.28%) DNS
6 853 (19.46%) MPLS
7 709 (16.17%) DHCP
8 706 (16.10%) Wireless
9 693 (15.81%) OSPF
10 679 (15.49%) BGP
11 647 (14.76%) Network Security
12 639 (14.58%) VoIP
13 535 (12.20%) SAN
14 514 (11.72%) VLAN
15 461 (10.52%) Cisco ASA
16 394 (8.99%) Cisco Nexus
17 356 (8.12%) Wi-Fi
18 314 (7.16%) Internet
19 286 (6.52%) Ethernet
20 282 (6.43%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 439 (10.01%) SQL Server
2 62 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 54 (1.23%) MySQL
4 49 (1.12%) Hadoop
5 44 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 41 (0.94%) HBase
7 37 (0.84%) SQL Server 2005
8 30 (0.68%) Oracle Database
9 22 (0.50%) Oracle Database 11g
10 21 (0.48%) SQL Server 2014
11 16 (0.36%) Relational Database
12 15 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
13 14 (0.32%) DB2
14 12 (0.27%) MongoDB
15 11 (0.25%) OLAP
15 11 (0.25%) Oracle Exadata
15 11 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
15 11 (0.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 10 (0.23%) Crystal Reports
16 10 (0.23%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 33 (0.75%) JIRA
2 27 (0.62%) Git (software)
3 20 (0.46%) Sonatype Nexus
4 11 (0.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 8 (0.18%) Jenkins
6 6 (0.14%) Subversion
7 5 (0.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 4 (0.091%) Bugzilla
8 4 (0.091%) Travis CI
9 2 (0.046%) Rational DOORS
9 2 (0.046%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.023%) Dreamweaver
10 1 (0.023%) git-flow
10 1 (0.023%) Grunt
10 1 (0.023%) gulp
10 1 (0.023%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.023%) webpack
General
1 656 (14.96%) Finance
2 501 (11.43%) Telecoms
3 158 (3.60%) Retail
4 92 (2.10%) Manufacturing
5 86 (1.96%) Marketing
6 75 (1.71%) Banking
7 62 (1.41%) Legal
8 36 (0.82%) Back Office
9 33 (0.75%) Financial Institution
10 31 (0.71%) Investment Banking
11 30 (0.68%) Law
12 27 (0.62%) Electronics
13 19 (0.43%) Billing
14 18 (0.41%) Spanish Language
15 17 (0.39%) Advertising
15 17 (0.39%) Games
16 15 (0.34%) French Language
17 14 (0.32%) German Language
17 14 (0.32%) Publishing
18 10 (0.23%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1314 (29.97%) Network Engineer
2 507 (11.56%) Analyst
3 470 (10.72%) Support Engineer
4 386 (8.80%) Cisco Engineer
5 372 (8.49%) Senior Network Engineer
6 365 (8.33%) Architect
7 349 (7.96%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 311 (7.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 267 (6.09%) IT Support
10 234 (5.34%) Support Analyst
11 232 (5.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 217 (4.95%) Administrator
13 203 (4.63%) IT Engineer
14 195 (4.45%) 2nd Line Support
14 195 (4.45%) Consultant
15 176 (4.01%) 3rd Line Support
16 171 (3.90%) Security Engineer
17 151 (3.44%) Solutions Architect
18 149 (3.40%) 2nd Line Engineer
19 147 (3.35%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (2.24%) Web Services
2 94 (2.14%) 802.1X
3 93 (2.12%) Middleware
4 57 (1.30%) HTML
5 51 (1.16%) .NET
6 45 (1.03%) XML
7 34 (0.78%) XSLT
8 31 (0.71%) Rendezvous
8 31 (0.71%) Ultra Messaging
9 18 (0.41%) LAMP
10 16 (0.36%) CSS
10 16 (0.36%) REST
11 12 (0.27%) EDI
11 12 (0.27%) Oracle Fusion
12 9 (0.21%) Flash
12 9 (0.21%) RabbitMQ
13 8 (0.18%) MAPI
14 7 (0.16%) Regular Expression
15 6 (0.14%) Node.js
15 6 (0.14%) SAX
Miscellaneous
1 1034 (23.59%) Data Centre
2 233 (5.31%) Analytical Skills
3 208 (4.74%) Driving Licence
4 152 (3.47%) Computer Science
5 137 (3.13%) Management Information System
6 102 (2.33%) Video Conferencing
7 76 (1.73%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 64 (1.46%) Public Cloud
9 58 (1.32%) Blackberry
10 54 (1.23%) Clustering
11 53 (1.21%) Hybrid Cloud
12 51 (1.16%) PKI
13 46 (1.05%) iPad
14 45 (1.03%) Linux Command Line
15 43 (0.98%) Client/Server
16 38 (0.87%) NHS
17 36 (0.82%) BYOD
18 33 (0.75%) Replication
19 29 (0.66%) Enterprise Storage
19 29 (0.66%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1796 (40.97%) Windows
2 1007 (22.97%) Windows Server
3 671 (15.31%) Linux
4 507 (11.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 482 (10.99%) Windows Server 2012
6 387 (8.83%) Windows 7
7 242 (5.52%) Unix
8 193 (4.40%) Windows Server 2003
9 180 (4.11%) Windows 10
10 155 (3.54%) Windows 8
11 113 (2.58%) Solaris
12 76 (1.73%) CentOS
13 73 (1.67%) Windows XP
14 66 (1.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 59 (1.35%) Android
16 54 (1.23%) Mac OS X
17 36 (0.82%) Apple iOS
17 36 (0.82%) Ubuntu
18 24 (0.55%) Debian
19 18 (0.41%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 925 (21.10%) ITIL
2 390 (8.90%) Network Design
3 340 (7.76%) Presales
4 307 (7.00%) Load Balancing
5 276 (6.30%) Network Management
6 269 (6.14%) Disaster Recovery
7 244 (5.57%) Project Management
8 238 (5.43%) Change Management
9 219 (5.00%) High Availability
9 219 (5.00%) Migration
10 218 (4.97%) Network Monitoring
11 206 (4.70%) Service Management
12 204 (4.65%) Service Delivery
13 197 (4.49%) PRINCE2
14 178 (4.06%) Problem Management
15 176 (4.01%) Agile Software Development
16 154 (3.51%) Mentoring
17 151 (3.44%) Change Control
18 141 (3.22%) Continuous Improvement
19 139 (3.17%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 336 (7.66%) SQL
2 170 (3.88%) PowerShell
3 122 (2.78%) Python
4 88 (2.01%) Java
5 83 (1.89%) Bash Shell
6 77 (1.76%) Perl
7 40 (0.91%) JavaScript
8 36 (0.82%) C
9 24 (0.55%) Shell Script
10 21 (0.48%) PHP
11 18 (0.41%) VB
12 17 (0.39%) C#
13 15 (0.34%) Lua
14 14 (0.32%) VBScript
15 12 (0.27%) T-SQL
16 8 (0.18%) Ruby
17 7 (0.16%) VBA
18 6 (0.14%) COBOL
19 4 (0.091%) Scala
20 3 (0.068%) R
Qualifications
1 1567 (35.74%) Cisco Certification
2 1062 (24.22%) CCNP
3 844 (19.25%) CCNA
4 412 (9.40%) Degree
5 367 (8.37%) Microsoft Certification
6 331 (7.55%) CCIE
7 257 (5.86%) MCSE
8 210 (4.79%) Security Cleared
9 158 (3.60%) SC Cleared
10 148 (3.38%) MCP
11 142 (3.24%) ITIL Certification
12 132 (3.01%) MCSA
13 102 (2.33%) CCDP
14 84 (1.92%) DV Cleared
15 76 (1.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 71 (1.62%) CCSE
17 70 (1.60%) CISSP
18 63 (1.44%) MCITP
19 62 (1.41%) CCSA
20 52 (1.19%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 285 (6.50%) SLA
2 120 (2.74%) PCI DSS
3 57 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 31 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 24 (0.55%) QA
6 15 (0.34%) ISO27002
7 6 (0.14%) PMO
8 5 (0.11%) ISO 9001
8 5 (0.11%) JSP 440
8 5 (0.11%) PMBOK
9 4 (0.091%) Cyber Essentials
10 3 (0.068%) ISO22301
11 1 (0.023%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.023%) GDPR
11 1 (0.023%) GPG13
11 1 (0.023%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.023%) SDET
11 1 (0.023%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 1265 (28.85%) Active Directory
2 890 (20.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 545 (12.43%) Hyper-V
4 135 (3.08%) XenApp
5 127 (2.90%) vSphere
6 104 (2.37%) VMware ESX
7 77 (1.76%) VMware ESXi
8 68 (1.55%) NFS
9 64 (1.46%) KVM
10 57 (1.30%) Virtual Servers
10 57 (1.30%) Xen
11 54 (1.23%) Oracle RAC
12 51 (1.16%) SRDF
12 51 (1.16%) Terminal Services
13 47 (1.07%) XenDesktop
14 38 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
15 36 (0.82%) XenServer
16 31 (0.71%) ProxySG
17 25 (0.57%) Firmware
18 24 (0.55%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 201 (4.58%) SCCM
2 101 (2.30%) Cisco Prime
3 94 (2.14%) Cisco CUCM
3 94 (2.14%) Puppet
4 85 (1.94%) Nagios
5 66 (1.51%) SCOM
6 64 (1.46%) FortiGate
7 53 (1.21%) Ansible
8 45 (1.03%) WSUS
9 44 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
10 31 (0.71%) Backup Exec
10 31 (0.71%) Cisco UCCX
10 31 (0.71%) Juniper STRM
11 27 (0.62%) Norton AntiVirus
12 24 (0.55%) Cisco UCCE
13 22 (0.50%) ZABBIX
14 20 (0.46%) SolarWinds Orion
15 19 (0.43%) Nessus
16 18 (0.41%) AirWatch
16 18 (0.41%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 2494 (56.89%) Cisco
2 1312 (29.93%) Microsoft
3 1304 (29.74%) VMware
4 718 (16.38%) Juniper
5 516 (11.77%) CheckPoint
6 439 (10.01%) Citrix
7 430 (9.81%) F5
8 403 (9.19%) HP
9 338 (7.71%) Palo Alto
10 232 (5.29%) SolarWinds
11 216 (4.93%) NetApp
12 203 (4.63%) Oracle
13 199 (4.54%) Avaya
14 197 (4.49%) Fortinet
15 135 (3.08%) Riverbed
16 131 (2.99%) EMC
17 116 (2.65%) Dell
18 104 (2.37%) Mitel
19 96 (2.19%) Apple
20 91 (2.08%) Aruba
Leicester, Leicestershire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
South East
Vodafone
Posted: 8 hours ago
Amersham, Buckinghamshire
RBW Consulting
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cheshire
The People Network
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Cheshire
The People Network
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Wetherby, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
The One Group
Salary: £40k - 45k per year
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: c£70,000 plus 10% bonus
Posted: 11 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Cheshire
The People Network
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Batley, West Yorkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £60000.00 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum OTE £120k uncapped, Car, Health, Pension
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £70000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 5 hours ago
North London
Ventula Consulting Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + excellent package
Posted: 5 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £47000 - £55000 per annum + Pension + Bupa
Posted: 2 hours ago
Rotherham, South Yorkshire
Staff Finda ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £20,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £65000 per annum + Comprehensive Benefits Package
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
onezeero.
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + pension, facilities and benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Talent International
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Warwickshire
Proactive Appointments
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum, Benefits Overtime, Training, Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Leicestershire
Talent International
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leatherhead, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000-45,000
Posted: 12 hours ago
Leicestershire
Talent International
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Durlston Partners
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Computer People
Posted: 12 hours ago