Period
to

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 1 July 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
UK > England
6 months to
1 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 239 202 122
Rank change year-on-year -37 -80 -14
Permanent jobs citing WAN 2,389 1,638 1,924
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.59% 1.73% 2.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.04% 13.43% 17.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1,916 1,416 1,593
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £27,500
25th Percentile £36,250 £35,125 £32,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 19,842 12,197 10,986
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.21% 12.86% 15.11%
Number of salaries quoted 10,892 8,628 8,855
10th Percentile £28,030 £28,500 £27,500
25th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £35,888
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +7.53%
75th Percentile £70,250 £67,500 £65,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +8.70%

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for WAN in England

WAN
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing WAN in England.

Salary trend for WAN in England

WAN
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing WAN in England over the 6 months to 1 July 2022.

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 1 July 2022. 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
Jobs
London -21 896 £60,000 +4.35% 94
South East -42 416 £47,500 +5.56% 73
North of England -23 414 £42,250 -2.87% 62
Midlands +2 344 £50,000 +25.00% 46
West Midlands -7 214 £52,500 +31.25% 23
North West -52 185 £42,250 -7.65% 32
Yorkshire -5 174 £43,500 +2.35% 25
South West -43 169 £42,000 -6.67% 36
East of England -54 147 £47,500 +2.70% 29
East Midlands -42 90 £45,000 +5.88% 22
North East +9 54 £40,000 +11.11% 5
WAN
UK

For the 6 months to 1 July 2022, 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 1,776 (74.34%) LAN
2 1,136 (47.55%) Firewall
3 1,089 (45.58%) Cisco
4 939 (39.31%) Microsoft
5 926 (38.76%) Windows
6 899 (37.63%) Azure
7 878 (36.75%) Active Directory
8 818 (34.24%) Microsoft 365
9 647 (27.08%) Cisco Certification
10 623 (26.08%) Social Skills
11 589 (24.65%) VPN
12 585 (24.49%) ITIL
13 565 (23.65%) SD-WAN
14 552 (23.11%) VMware
15 549 (22.98%) Wireless
16 530 (22.19%) Windows Server
17 528 (22.10%) DNS
18 496 (20.76%) Data Centre
19 446 (18.67%) CCNP
20 441 (18.46%) DHCP
21 433 (18.12%) Wi-Fi
22 416 (17.41%) TCP/IP
23 400 (16.74%) MPLS
24 384 (16.07%) CCNA
25 361 (15.11%) VMware Infrastructure
26 351 (14.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
27 325 (13.60%) BGP
27 325 (13.60%) Finance
28 320 (13.39%) AWS
29 317 (13.27%) Palo Alto

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
1 229 (9.59%) SharePoint
2 213 (8.92%) MS Exchange
3 59 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2010
4 44 (1.84%) IIS
5 30 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2013
6 28 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2007
7 25 (1.05%) Apache
8 21 (0.88%) Confluence
9 15 (0.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 15 (0.63%) CMS
10 14 (0.59%) Tomcat
11 12 (0.50%) OpenStack
11 12 (0.50%) SAS
12 9 (0.38%) Cloud Foundry
12 9 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2003
13 7 (0.29%) Skype for Business
14 3 (0.13%) SharePoint 2010
14 3 (0.13%) SharePoint 2013
15 2 (0.084%) Liferay
16 1 (0.042%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 239 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
2 45 (1.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 33 (1.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 26 (1.09%) MS Visio
5 19 (0.80%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.042%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.042%) Blender
Business Applications
1 11 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.29%) NetSuite
2 7 (0.29%) SAP GTS
3 4 (0.17%) BambooHR
3 4 (0.17%) SystmOne
4 3 (0.13%) Magento
4 3 (0.13%) Toggl
5 2 (0.084%) Fidessa
6 1 (0.042%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.042%) Elite 3E
6 1 (0.042%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.042%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
6 1 (0.042%) RMDS
6 1 (0.042%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 899 (37.63%) Azure
2 818 (34.24%) Microsoft 365
3 320 (13.39%) AWS
4 217 (9.08%) Azure Active Directory
5 175 (7.33%) SaaS
6 149 (6.24%) PaaS
7 124 (5.19%) IaaS
8 76 (3.18%) Mimecast
9 68 (2.85%) OneDrive
10 57 (2.39%) GCP
11 40 (1.67%) Azure Sentinel
11 40 (1.67%) Power Platform
12 39 (1.63%) Azure Monitor
13 25 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
14 20 (0.84%) GitHub
15 18 (0.75%) Azure DevOps
15 18 (0.75%) Rubrik
16 15 (0.63%) Cloudflare
17 14 (0.59%) Google Workspace
17 14 (0.59%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 1,776 (74.34%) LAN
2 1,136 (47.55%) Firewall
3 589 (24.65%) VPN
4 565 (23.65%) SD-WAN
5 549 (22.98%) Wireless
6 528 (22.10%) DNS
7 441 (18.46%) DHCP
8 433 (18.12%) Wi-Fi
9 416 (17.41%) TCP/IP
10 400 (16.74%) MPLS
11 325 (13.60%) BGP
12 309 (12.93%) Network Security
13 293 (12.26%) OSPF
14 260 (10.88%) VLAN
15 254 (10.63%) WLAN
16 203 (8.50%) SAN
17 201 (8.41%) VoIP
18 177 (7.41%) Cisco Nexus
19 165 (6.91%) Internet
20 149 (6.24%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (5.15%) SQL Server
2 39 (1.63%) MySQL
3 34 (1.42%) PostgreSQL
4 22 (0.92%) MariaDB
5 21 (0.88%) Power BI
6 20 (0.84%) InfluxDB
7 19 (0.80%) Relational Database
8 15 (0.63%) Azure SQL Database
9 12 (0.50%) NoSQL
10 11 (0.46%) Amazon RDS
11 9 (0.38%) Redis
12 5 (0.21%) Amazon Aurora
12 5 (0.21%) Amazon Redshift
12 5 (0.21%) DynamoDB
12 5 (0.21%) Elasticsearch
12 5 (0.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 4 (0.17%) Data Warehouse
13 4 (0.17%) Electronic Patient Records
13 4 (0.17%) RDBMS
13 4 (0.17%) Riak
Development Applications
1 51 (2.13%) JIRA
2 40 (1.67%) Git (software)
3 21 (0.88%) Jenkins
4 9 (0.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 7 (0.29%) Bitbucket
5 7 (0.29%) Robot Framework
5 7 (0.29%) Subversion
6 5 (0.21%) Sonatype Nexus
6 5 (0.21%) Visual Studio
7 3 (0.13%) LabVIEW
8 2 (0.084%) Postman
9 1 (0.042%) GitLab
9 1 (0.042%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 623 (26.08%) Social Skills
2 325 (13.60%) Finance
3 202 (8.46%) Analytical Skills
4 178 (7.45%) Telecoms
5 113 (4.73%) Organisational Skills
6 99 (4.14%) Banking
7 93 (3.89%) Law
8 85 (3.56%) Public Sector
9 83 (3.47%) Legal
10 75 (3.14%) Presentation Skills
11 67 (2.80%) Retail
12 63 (2.64%) Marketing
13 52 (2.18%) Manufacturing
14 48 (2.01%) Documentation Skills
15 32 (1.34%) Inclusion and Diversity
16 31 (1.30%) Influencing Skills
17 28 (1.17%) Electronics
18 26 (1.09%) Advertising
19 21 (0.88%) Military
20 19 (0.80%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 646 (27.04%) Network Engineer
2 280 (11.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 247 (10.34%) Analyst
4 214 (8.96%) IT Engineer
5 212 (8.87%) Support Engineer
6 188 (7.87%) Architect
7 170 (7.12%) Senior Network Engineer
8 151 (6.32%) IT Support
9 115 (4.81%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 112 (4.69%) Support Analyst
11 104 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
12 95 (3.98%) Cisco Engineer
13 94 (3.93%) Network Manager
14 92 (3.85%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 92 (3.85%) IT Manager
15 90 (3.77%) Network Architect
16 87 (3.64%) IT Support Engineer
17 81 (3.39%) Cisco Network Engineer
18 72 (3.01%) Infrastructure Analyst
19 71 (2.97%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (1.38%) .NET
2 28 (1.17%) Web Services
3 22 (0.92%) ARM Templates
4 20 (0.84%) 802.1X
4 20 (0.84%) HTML
5 17 (0.71%) JSON
6 12 (0.50%) LAMP
7 11 (0.46%) SAML
8 10 (0.42%) Kafka
8 10 (0.42%) LDAP
8 10 (0.42%) REST
8 10 (0.42%) XML
9 9 (0.38%) OAuth
9 9 (0.38%) OAuth2
9 9 (0.38%) OpenID
10 8 (0.33%) SOAP
11 6 (0.25%) Middleware
12 5 (0.21%) CSS
12 5 (0.21%) EDI
12 5 (0.21%) gRPC
Miscellaneous
1 496 (20.76%) Data Centre
2 158 (6.61%) Public Cloud
3 149 (6.24%) Management Information System
4 83 (3.47%) Self-Motivation
5 81 (3.39%) Driving Licence
6 61 (2.55%) User Experience
7 55 (2.30%) IoT
8 54 (2.26%) NHS
9 42 (1.76%) Video Conferencing
10 40 (1.67%) PKI
11 36 (1.51%) Hybrid Cloud
12 35 (1.47%) Private Cloud
13 32 (1.34%) Clustering
14 28 (1.17%) Replication
15 26 (1.09%) Cyberthreat
16 24 (1.00%) Data Protection Act
17 22 (0.92%) Cloud Native
17 22 (0.92%) Fat Client
17 22 (0.92%) Thin Client
18 19 (0.80%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 926 (38.76%) Windows
2 530 (22.19%) Windows Server
3 288 (12.06%) Windows 10
4 278 (11.64%) Linux
5 210 (8.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 180 (7.53%) Windows Server 2016
7 137 (5.73%) Windows Server 2019
8 80 (3.35%) Windows Server 2008
9 77 (3.22%) Windows 7
10 65 (2.72%) Android
11 55 (2.30%) Unix
12 32 (1.34%) Windows Server 2003
13 30 (1.26%) Apple iOS
14 28 (1.17%) CentOS
15 25 (1.05%) Mac OS
15 25 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 18 (0.75%) Ubuntu
17 17 (0.71%) Mac OS X
18 15 (0.63%) Windows 8
19 10 (0.42%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 585 (24.49%) ITIL
2 351 (14.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 283 (11.85%) Project Management
4 277 (11.59%) Problem-Solving
5 244 (10.21%) Agile
6 229 (9.59%) Service Delivery
7 222 (9.29%) Change Management
8 211 (8.83%) Project Delivery
9 203 (8.50%) Cybersecurity
10 191 (7.99%) Disaster Recovery
11 161 (6.74%) Business Continuity
12 154 (6.45%) Incident Management
13 148 (6.20%) Load Balancing
14 142 (5.94%) Information Security
15 132 (5.53%) Mentoring
16 128 (5.36%) Migration
17 121 (5.06%) DevOps
18 115 (4.81%) Network Management
18 115 (4.81%) Service Management
19 114 (4.77%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 244 (10.21%) PowerShell
2 180 (7.53%) Python
3 149 (6.24%) SQL
4 51 (2.13%) C
5 47 (1.97%) Bash
6 23 (0.96%) C#
7 20 (0.84%) Perl
8 19 (0.80%) VB.NET
9 11 (0.46%) Java
9 11 (0.46%) Shell Script
10 10 (0.42%) C++
10 10 (0.42%) JavaScript
11 7 (0.29%) Bicep
12 6 (0.25%) PHP
13 4 (0.17%) MATLAB
13 4 (0.17%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.084%) ES6
14 2 (0.084%) Jython
14 2 (0.084%) VB
14 2 (0.084%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 647 (27.08%) Cisco Certification
2 446 (18.67%) CCNP
3 384 (16.07%) CCNA
4 263 (11.01%) Degree
5 211 (8.83%) Microsoft Certification
6 174 (7.28%) Security Cleared
7 129 (5.40%) SC Cleared
8 124 (5.19%) CCIE
9 106 (4.44%) MCSE
10 72 (3.01%) MCP
11 61 (2.55%) CCDP
12 60 (2.51%) MCSA
13 52 (2.18%) CISSP
13 52 (2.18%) ITIL Certification
14 46 (1.93%) DV Cleared
15 39 (1.63%) JNCIA
16 32 (1.34%) JNCIP
17 31 (1.30%) MCITP
18 29 (1.21%) CISM
19 28 (1.17%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 187 (7.83%) SLA
2 81 (3.39%) GDPR
3 80 (3.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 50 (2.09%) Cyber Essentials
5 36 (1.51%) PCI DSS
5 36 (1.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 31 (1.30%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 20 (0.84%) PMO
8 19 (0.80%) NIST
9 10 (0.42%) QA
10 7 (0.29%) NCSC
11 6 (0.25%) RMADS
12 4 (0.17%) GxP
12 4 (0.17%) HIPAA
12 4 (0.17%) HL7
12 4 (0.17%) ISO 9000
13 3 (0.13%) ISO 9001
13 3 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 3 (0.13%) JSP 440
13 3 (0.13%) MiFID
System Software
1 878 (36.75%) Active Directory
2 361 (15.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 241 (10.09%) Hyper-V
4 93 (3.89%) VMware ESXi
5 80 (3.35%) vSphere
6 56 (2.34%) XenApp
7 50 (2.09%) Virtual Desktop
8 40 (1.67%) Docker
9 39 (1.63%) VMware NSX
10 30 (1.26%) Virtual Servers
11 25 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
12 19 (0.80%) ProxySG
13 18 (0.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 17 (0.71%) Firmware
14 17 (0.71%) Terminal Server
15 13 (0.54%) VMware Workstation
16 11 (0.46%) XenDesktop
17 9 (0.38%) KVM
17 9 (0.38%) LXC
17 9 (0.38%) Xen
Systems Management
1 195 (8.16%) SCCM
2 164 (6.86%) Microsoft Intune
3 132 (5.53%) Terraform
4 115 (4.81%) Ansible
5 96 (4.02%) FortiGate
6 81 (3.39%) WSUS
7 76 (3.18%) Kubernetes
8 41 (1.72%) Cisco CUCM
9 38 (1.59%) SCOM
10 36 (1.51%) vCenter Server
11 32 (1.34%) Nagios
12 28 (1.17%) Single Sign-On
13 27 (1.13%) NetBackup
13 27 (1.13%) SCSM
14 24 (1.00%) Puppet
15 22 (0.92%) ZABBIX
16 21 (0.88%) Cisco Prime
17 18 (0.75%) Backup Exec
18 17 (0.71%) ServiceCenter
19 16 (0.67%) QRadar
Vendors
1 1,089 (45.58%) Cisco
2 939 (39.31%) Microsoft
3 552 (23.11%) VMware
4 317 (13.27%) Palo Alto
5 274 (11.47%) Citrix
6 269 (11.26%) Meraki
7 213 (8.92%) Fortinet
8 196 (8.20%) F5
9 188 (7.87%) Juniper
10 172 (7.20%) CheckPoint
11 161 (6.74%) SolarWinds
12 140 (5.86%) HP
13 131 (5.48%) Zscaler
14 111 (4.65%) Veeam
15 109 (4.56%) Aruba
16 82 (3.43%) Apple
17 75 (3.14%) Riverbed
18 60 (2.51%) Dell
19 47 (1.97%) Ruckus Wireless
20 37 (1.55%) Forcepoint