Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
UK > England
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 145 125 107
Rank change year-on-year -20 -18 -9
Permanent jobs citing WAN 3,687 4,467 5,267
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.36% 2.69% 2.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.70% 16.81% 17.03%
Number of salaries quoted 3,045 3,821 4,481
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.45% -3.33%
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -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 23,485 26,575 30,919
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.04% 16.02% 16.85%
Number of salaries quoted 18,771 21,678 25,773
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 21 September 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 21 September 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 -18 1,410 £52,500 -4.55% 152
South East -21 719 £45,000 +12.50% 106
North of England -21 574 £39,000 -2.50% 105
Midlands +18 490 £40,000 - 69
North West -26 326 £40,000 -6.98% 55
West Midlands +17 313 £40,000 -3.36% 49
East of England -35 299 £44,000 -7.37% 38
South West -9 229 £38,500 +2.67% 38
Yorkshire -19 212 £37,500 -6.25% 36
East Midlands +15 180 £40,000 - 20
North East -12 36 £30,000 -17.81% 14
South Coast - 1 - -
WAN
UK

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 2,966 (80.44%) LAN
2 1,887 (51.18%) Cisco
3 1,723 (46.73%) Firewall
4 1,542 (41.82%) Windows
5 1,231 (33.39%) Microsoft
6 1,167 (31.65%) Cisco Certification
7 1,159 (31.43%) VMware
8 1,142 (30.97%) Active Directory
9 933 (25.31%) VPN
10 894 (24.25%) ITIL
11 891 (24.17%) CCNP
12 874 (23.70%) Data Centre
13 852 (23.11%) Windows Server
14 807 (21.89%) TCP/IP
14 807 (21.89%) VMware Infrastructure
15 747 (20.26%) Wireless
16 712 (19.31%) Office 365
17 669 (18.14%) Finance
18 668 (18.12%) MPLS
19 657 (17.82%) DNS
20 653 (17.71%) CCNA
21 577 (15.65%) Network Security
22 572 (15.51%) CheckPoint
23 565 (15.32%) Citrix
24 527 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
25 521 (14.13%) MS Exchange
26 518 (14.05%) BGP
27 500 (13.56%) DHCP
28 487 (13.21%) OSPF
29 478 (12.96%) Linux

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
1 521 (14.13%) MS Exchange
2 165 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2010
2 165 (4.48%) SharePoint
3 143 (3.88%) Skype for Business
4 139 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2013
5 87 (2.36%) IIS
6 71 (1.93%) Exchange Server 2007
7 49 (1.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 39 (1.06%) Apache
9 38 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2003
10 21 (0.57%) OpenStack
11 20 (0.54%) CMS
12 19 (0.52%) JBoss
12 19 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
13 18 (0.49%) IBM Notes
14 16 (0.43%) Office Communications Server
15 15 (0.41%) nginx
15 15 (0.41%) Tomcat
16 14 (0.38%) Confluence
17 12 (0.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 377 (10.23%) Microsoft Office
2 73 (1.98%) Microsoft Excel
3 55 (1.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 55 (1.49%) MS Visio
4 23 (0.62%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.14%) SOLIDWORKS
6 4 (0.11%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.027%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.027%) EPLAN
7 1 (0.027%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 19 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
3 11 (0.30%) Elite 3E
4 9 (0.24%) Orchard Housing
5 6 (0.16%) Cognos TM1
6 3 (0.081%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.081%) Infor M3
7 2 (0.054%) BASE24
7 2 (0.054%) Carpe Diem
7 2 (0.054%) Pegasus Opera
7 2 (0.054%) Visualfiles
7 2 (0.054%) Workfront
8 1 (0.027%) assyst
8 1 (0.027%) Bankmaster
8 1 (0.027%) FLEXCUBE
8 1 (0.027%) Infor LN
8 1 (0.027%) Lawson
8 1 (0.027%) Primavera
8 1 (0.027%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.027%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 712 (19.31%) Office 365
2 527 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 353 (9.57%) Amazon AWS
4 82 (2.22%) SaaS
5 73 (1.98%) IaaS
6 66 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
7 41 (1.11%) PaaS
8 38 (1.03%) Mimecast
9 27 (0.73%) Amazon EC2
10 25 (0.68%) G Suite
11 24 (0.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 23 (0.62%) Azure Active Directory
13 22 (0.60%) Amazon S3
14 19 (0.52%) Google Cloud Platform
15 18 (0.49%) IBM Cloud
16 17 (0.46%) AWS CloudFormation
17 11 (0.30%) OneDrive
18 10 (0.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 10 (0.27%) CloudFront
19 9 (0.24%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 2,966 (80.44%) LAN
2 1,723 (46.73%) Firewall
3 933 (25.31%) VPN
4 807 (21.89%) TCP/IP
5 747 (20.26%) Wireless
6 668 (18.12%) MPLS
7 657 (17.82%) DNS
8 577 (15.65%) Network Security
9 518 (14.05%) BGP
10 500 (13.56%) DHCP
11 487 (13.21%) OSPF
12 468 (12.69%) VoIP
13 463 (12.56%) Cisco ASA
14 450 (12.21%) SAN
15 445 (12.07%) Cisco Nexus
16 419 (11.36%) VLAN
17 395 (10.71%) Wi-Fi
18 355 (9.63%) WLAN
19 266 (7.21%) Cisco IOS
20 243 (6.59%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 268 (7.27%) SQL Server
2 57 (1.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 47 (1.27%) MySQL
4 38 (1.03%) Big Data
5 36 (0.98%) Amazon RDS
6 25 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
7 24 (0.65%) SQL Server 2014
8 21 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
9 20 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
9 20 (0.54%) Hadoop
10 14 (0.38%) Apache Cassandra
10 14 (0.38%) MongoDB
10 14 (0.38%) NoSQL
11 13 (0.35%) Oracle Database
11 13 (0.35%) Relational Database
12 9 (0.24%) SQL Server 2016
13 8 (0.22%) Crystal Reports
13 8 (0.22%) MS Access
14 7 (0.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 7 (0.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 55 (1.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 27 (0.73%) JIRA
3 23 (0.62%) Jenkins
4 18 (0.49%) Sonatype Nexus
5 12 (0.33%) Git (software)
6 10 (0.27%) PEAR
7 6 (0.16%) InstallShield
8 4 (0.11%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (0.11%) Vagrant
9 3 (0.081%) Artifactory
9 3 (0.081%) JMeter
9 3 (0.081%) Metasploit
9 3 (0.081%) MSI
9 3 (0.081%) NUnit
9 3 (0.081%) Selenium
9 3 (0.081%) SpecFlow
9 3 (0.081%) Visual Studio
9 3 (0.081%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (0.054%) Bitbucket
11 1 (0.027%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 669 (18.14%) Finance
2 328 (8.90%) Telecoms
3 267 (7.24%) Retail
4 216 (5.86%) Banking
5 83 (2.25%) Legal
6 70 (1.90%) Law
7 66 (1.79%) Marketing
8 57 (1.55%) Investment Banking
9 56 (1.52%) Manufacturing
10 50 (1.36%) Advertising
11 47 (1.27%) Financial Institution
12 34 (0.92%) Back Office
13 30 (0.81%) Front Office
13 30 (0.81%) Publishing
14 21 (0.57%) Multimedia
15 19 (0.52%) German Language
16 17 (0.46%) French Language
17 16 (0.43%) Billing
17 16 (0.43%) Italian Language
18 10 (0.27%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 920 (24.95%) Network Engineer
2 570 (15.46%) Analyst
3 395 (10.71%) Support Engineer
4 349 (9.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 324 (8.79%) Architect
6 239 (6.48%) Cisco Engineer
7 223 (6.05%) Support Analyst
8 218 (5.91%) IT Support
9 211 (5.72%) Senior Network Engineer
10 202 (5.48%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 183 (4.96%) Security Engineer
12 169 (4.58%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 157 (4.26%) IT Engineer
14 153 (4.15%) Solutions Architect
15 148 (4.01%) 2nd Line Support
16 141 (3.82%) Network Security Engineer
17 131 (3.55%) 3rd Line Support
18 128 (3.47%) Consultant
19 118 (3.20%) Project Manager
20 117 (3.17%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (2.06%) 802.1X
2 52 (1.41%) Middleware
3 43 (1.17%) Web Services
4 30 (0.81%) LDAP
5 27 (0.73%) FIX Protocol
6 26 (0.71%) .NET
6 26 (0.71%) HTML
7 21 (0.57%) JSON
8 15 (0.41%) CSS
9 14 (0.38%) Flash
9 14 (0.38%) XMPP
10 11 (0.30%) XML
11 10 (0.27%) COM
12 9 (0.24%) WSH
12 9 (0.24%) X-Windows
13 8 (0.22%) Elastic Stack
13 8 (0.22%) RabbitMQ
13 8 (0.22%) REST
13 8 (0.22%) WebSphere MQ
14 7 (0.19%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 874 (23.70%) Data Centre
2 322 (8.73%) Analytical Skills
3 178 (4.83%) Self-Motivation
4 172 (4.67%) Computer Science
5 152 (4.12%) Management Information System
6 133 (3.61%) Driving Licence
7 90 (2.44%) Video Conferencing
8 76 (2.06%) Virtual Team
9 63 (1.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 60 (1.63%) Cyberthreat
11 57 (1.55%) Replication
12 55 (1.49%) Hedge funds
13 54 (1.46%) Private Cloud
14 53 (1.44%) Clustering
15 52 (1.41%) NHS
15 52 (1.41%) Public Cloud
16 49 (1.33%) Blackberry
17 42 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
18 36 (0.98%) Hybrid Cloud
19 35 (0.95%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 1,542 (41.82%) Windows
2 852 (23.11%) Windows Server
3 478 (12.96%) Linux
4 438 (11.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 400 (10.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 337 (9.14%) Windows 7
7 308 (8.35%) Windows 10
8 139 (3.77%) Unix
9 114 (3.09%) Windows Server 2003
10 100 (2.71%) Windows 8
11 67 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 49 (1.33%) Android
13 44 (1.19%) Mac OS X
14 41 (1.11%) Windows XP
15 36 (0.98%) CentOS
16 34 (0.92%) Solaris
17 33 (0.90%) Apple iOS
18 24 (0.65%) Mac OS
19 20 (0.54%) AIX
20 16 (0.43%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 894 (24.25%) ITIL
2 457 (12.39%) Problem-Solving
3 447 (12.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 335 (9.09%) Project Management
5 287 (7.78%) Network Management
6 267 (7.24%) Load Balancing
6 267 (7.24%) Service Management
7 254 (6.89%) Presales
8 246 (6.67%) Incident Management
9 234 (6.35%) Information Security
9 234 (6.35%) Service Delivery
10 224 (6.08%) Network Design
11 220 (5.97%) Disaster Recovery
12 193 (5.23%) Network Monitoring
13 188 (5.10%) Migration
14 183 (4.96%) Kalman Filter
15 160 (4.34%) Agile Software Development
16 156 (4.23%) Root Cause Analysis
17 152 (4.12%) PRINCE2
18 151 (4.10%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 307 (8.33%) SQL
2 284 (7.70%) PowerShell
3 223 (6.05%) Python
4 73 (1.98%) C
5 57 (1.55%) Bash Shell
6 54 (1.46%) Perl
7 37 (1.00%) VBScript
8 33 (0.90%) Java
9 28 (0.76%) Ruby
10 25 (0.68%) Shell Script
11 21 (0.57%) T-SQL
12 19 (0.52%) PHP
13 16 (0.43%) VB
14 15 (0.41%) C#
15 6 (0.16%) Go
15 6 (0.16%) JavaScript
16 5 (0.14%) Korn
17 4 (0.11%) C-shell
17 4 (0.11%) PL/SQL
17 4 (0.11%) R
Qualifications
1 1,167 (31.65%) Cisco Certification
2 891 (24.17%) CCNP
3 653 (17.71%) CCNA
4 400 (10.85%) Degree
5 343 (9.30%) Microsoft Certification
6 223 (6.05%) MCSE
7 200 (5.42%) CCIE
8 193 (5.23%) Security Cleared
9 138 (3.74%) SC Cleared
10 126 (3.42%) MCSA
11 120 (3.25%) CCDP
12 113 (3.06%) CISSP
13 112 (3.04%) MCP
14 94 (2.55%) Computer Science Degree
15 84 (2.28%) ITIL Certification
16 71 (1.93%) DV Cleared
17 62 (1.68%) MCITP
18 57 (1.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 48 (1.30%) CISM
20 42 (1.14%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 355 (9.63%) SLA
2 133 (3.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 87 (2.36%) PCI DSS
4 63 (1.71%) GDPR
5 45 (1.22%) Cyber Essentials
6 35 (0.95%) PMO
7 30 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 23 (0.62%) COBIT
9 16 (0.43%) SAS 70
10 15 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 15 (0.41%) QA
11 13 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 8 (0.22%) ISO 9001
13 6 (0.16%) Data Quality
13 6 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 5 (0.14%) PMBOK
15 4 (0.11%) ISO 14001
15 4 (0.11%) ISO 22301
16 2 (0.054%) NIST 800
16 2 (0.054%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1,142 (30.97%) Active Directory
2 807 (21.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 410 (11.12%) Hyper-V
4 126 (3.42%) XenApp
5 121 (3.28%) VMware ESXi
6 110 (2.98%) vSphere
7 97 (2.63%) XenDesktop
8 58 (1.57%) Virtual Machines
9 55 (1.49%) Virtual Servers
10 53 (1.44%) Terminal Services
11 46 (1.25%) Firmware
11 46 (1.25%) VMware NSX
12 36 (0.98%) VMware Server
12 36 (0.98%) XenServer
13 32 (0.87%) Virtual Desktop
14 25 (0.68%) ProxySG
15 21 (0.57%) Docker
16 17 (0.46%) DFS Replication
17 12 (0.33%) Xen
18 11 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 158 (4.29%) Cisco Prime
2 137 (3.72%) Nagios
2 137 (3.72%) SCCM
3 86 (2.33%) Cisco CUCM
4 78 (2.12%) Puppet
5 77 (2.09%) Ansible
6 67 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
7 66 (1.79%) FortiGate
8 52 (1.41%) SCOM
9 51 (1.38%) Stealthwatch
10 50 (1.36%) Cisco LMS
10 50 (1.36%) Opsview
11 49 (1.33%) Backup Exec
12 39 (1.06%) WSUS
13 36 (0.98%) Norton AntiVirus
14 33 (0.90%) SolarWinds Orion
15 32 (0.87%) Cisco UCCX
16 31 (0.84%) Terraform
17 28 (0.76%) AirWatch
18 27 (0.73%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1,887 (51.18%) Cisco
2 1,231 (33.39%) Microsoft
3 1,159 (31.43%) VMware
4 572 (15.51%) CheckPoint
5 565 (15.32%) Citrix
6 444 (12.04%) Juniper
7 371 (10.06%) HP
8 368 (9.98%) F5
9 332 (9.00%) SolarWinds
10 247 (6.70%) Palo Alto
11 219 (5.94%) Meraki
12 208 (5.64%) Fortinet
13 158 (4.29%) Riverbed
14 144 (3.91%) NetApp
15 126 (3.42%) Avaya
15 126 (3.42%) Dell
15 126 (3.42%) Oracle
16 101 (2.74%) McAfee
16 101 (2.74%) Red Hat
17 95 (2.58%) EMC