Period
to 22 May 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 22 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
UK > England
6 months to
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 141 118 98
Rank change year-on-year -23 -20 -3
Permanent jobs citing WAN 3,851 4,214 5,629
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.40% 2.65% 2.98%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.77% 16.40% 17.50%
Number of salaries quoted 3,173 3,485 4,953
England median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.22% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £25,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £72,500 £70,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.27% -2.22% +2.86%

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 24,424 25,701 32,174
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.19% 16.14% 17.03%
Number of salaries quoted 19,534 21,036 26,974
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.43%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £71,000
UK median annual salary £45,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.11% - +3.45%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -28 1,446 £53,500 +1.90% 157
South East -10 904 £50,000 +25.00% 76
North of England +5 583 £38,000 +1.33% 103
Midlands -6 431 £39,000 -11.36% 86
North West -13 316 £40,000 +5.97% 58
West Midlands +1 290 £39,000 -8.24% 44
East of England -38 284 £45,000 +5.26% 26
South West -43 232 £38,000 +16.92% 35
Yorkshire +12 224 £37,500 - 34
East Midlands -6 140 £39,821 -9.50% 42
North East +13 43 £34,500 -5.48% 11
South Coast - 1 - -
WAN
UK

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 3,080 (79.98%) LAN
2 2,032 (52.77%) Cisco
3 1,758 (45.65%) Firewall
4 1,669 (43.34%) Windows
5 1,386 (35.99%) Microsoft
6 1,385 (35.96%) VMware
7 1,238 (32.15%) Active Directory
8 1,203 (31.24%) Cisco Certification
9 1,073 (27.86%) ITIL
10 998 (25.92%) VPN
11 973 (25.27%) Windows Server
12 969 (25.16%) Data Centre
13 941 (24.44%) VMware Infrastructure
14 861 (22.36%) CCNP
15 781 (20.28%) TCP/IP
16 775 (20.12%) DNS
17 730 (18.96%) Wireless
18 705 (18.31%) Office 365
19 695 (18.05%) MPLS
20 690 (17.92%) Citrix
21 686 (17.81%) CCNA
22 656 (17.03%) Finance
23 640 (16.62%) MS Exchange
24 601 (15.61%) Microsoft Azure
25 560 (14.54%) VoIP
26 555 (14.41%) CheckPoint
27 554 (14.39%) DHCP
28 542 (14.07%) Network Security
29 541 (14.05%) Windows Server 2008
30 524 (13.61%) Hyper-V

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
1 640 (16.62%) MS Exchange
2 217 (5.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 158 (4.10%) SharePoint
4 156 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2013
5 155 (4.02%) Skype for Business
6 116 (3.01%) IIS
7 74 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2007
8 72 (1.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 40 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2003
10 31 (0.80%) Apache
11 28 (0.73%) WebSphere
12 26 (0.68%) IBM Notes
13 25 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
14 21 (0.55%) OpenStack
15 18 (0.47%) Oracle Service Bus
16 17 (0.44%) CMS
16 17 (0.44%) WebLogic
17 14 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
18 13 (0.34%) Tomcat
19 11 (0.29%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 474 (12.31%) Microsoft Office
2 59 (1.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 45 (1.17%) MS Visio
4 44 (1.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 27 (0.70%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.078%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.026%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.026%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.026%) LibreOffice
7 1 (0.026%) Mozilla Thunderbird
7 1 (0.026%) SOLIDWORKS
7 1 (0.026%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 24 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (0.18%) Cognos TM1
2 7 (0.18%) Elite 3E
3 6 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.10%) Workfront
5 3 (0.078%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.078%) NetSuite
5 3 (0.078%) Pegasus Opera
6 2 (0.052%) Carpe Diem
6 2 (0.052%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.052%) Visualfiles
7 1 (0.026%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.026%) FLEXCUBE
7 1 (0.026%) Orchard Housing
7 1 (0.026%) Raiser's Edge
7 1 (0.026%) Sage 50
7 1 (0.026%) Sage X3
7 1 (0.026%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.026%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.026%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 705 (18.31%) Office 365
2 601 (15.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 451 (11.71%) Amazon AWS
4 137 (3.56%) IaaS
5 114 (2.96%) SaaS
6 82 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
6 82 (2.13%) PaaS
7 43 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
8 41 (1.06%) IBM Cloud
9 38 (0.99%) Mimecast
10 36 (0.93%) Bluemix
11 32 (0.83%) G Suite
12 28 (0.73%) Azure Active Directory
13 27 (0.70%) Amazon S3
14 26 (0.68%) Akamai
15 25 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
16 22 (0.57%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 18 (0.47%) AWS CloudTrail
18 17 (0.44%) OneDrive
18 17 (0.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3,080 (79.98%) LAN
2 1,758 (45.65%) Firewall
3 998 (25.92%) VPN
4 781 (20.28%) TCP/IP
5 775 (20.12%) DNS
6 730 (18.96%) Wireless
7 695 (18.05%) MPLS
8 560 (14.54%) VoIP
9 554 (14.39%) DHCP
10 542 (14.07%) Network Security
11 494 (12.83%) VLAN
12 475 (12.33%) Cisco ASA
12 475 (12.33%) SAN
13 444 (11.53%) BGP
14 440 (11.43%) OSPF
15 392 (10.18%) WLAN
16 366 (9.50%) Cisco Nexus
17 363 (9.43%) Wi-Fi
18 270 (7.01%) IPsec
19 251 (6.52%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 398 (10.33%) SQL Server
2 63 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 44 (1.14%) MySQL
4 42 (1.09%) Big Data
5 38 (0.99%) SQL Server 2005
6 31 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
6 31 (0.80%) SQL Server 2014
7 23 (0.60%) Amazon RDS
7 23 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
8 20 (0.52%) Oracle Database
9 19 (0.49%) Relational Database
10 13 (0.34%) MongoDB
11 12 (0.31%) Apache Cassandra
11 12 (0.31%) Hadoop
11 12 (0.31%) NoSQL
12 10 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 8 (0.21%) Amazon Redshift
13 8 (0.21%) DTS
14 7 (0.18%) Blockchain
14 7 (0.18%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 57 (1.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 33 (0.86%) Git (software)
2 33 (0.86%) Sonatype Nexus
3 18 (0.47%) Jenkins
4 16 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
5 15 (0.39%) TeamCity
6 11 (0.29%) JIRA
7 9 (0.23%) Artifactory
8 8 (0.21%) Selenium
9 7 (0.18%) JMeter
9 7 (0.18%) NUnit
9 7 (0.18%) SpecFlow
9 7 (0.18%) Subversion
9 7 (0.18%) Visual Studio Team System
10 5 (0.13%) InstallShield
10 5 (0.13%) Vagrant
11 2 (0.052%) Apache Archiva
11 2 (0.052%) Bitbucket
11 2 (0.052%) Metasploit
11 2 (0.052%) Travis CI
General
1 656 (17.03%) Finance
2 284 (7.37%) Telecoms
3 179 (4.65%) Retail
4 140 (3.64%) Banking
5 95 (2.47%) Advertising
6 84 (2.18%) Legal
7 72 (1.87%) Manufacturing
8 68 (1.77%) Law
9 65 (1.69%) Financial Institution
10 60 (1.56%) Marketing
11 48 (1.25%) Publishing
12 41 (1.06%) Investment Banking
13 30 (0.78%) Back Office
14 20 (0.52%) Front Office
15 18 (0.47%) Multimedia
16 16 (0.42%) Games
17 15 (0.39%) Billing
18 12 (0.31%) Electronics
19 10 (0.26%) Automotive
20 7 (0.18%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 896 (23.27%) Network Engineer
2 477 (12.39%) Analyst
3 403 (10.46%) Support Engineer
4 372 (9.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 371 (9.63%) Architect
6 242 (6.28%) Senior Network Engineer
7 222 (5.76%) IT Support
8 208 (5.40%) Support Analyst
9 189 (4.91%) Cisco Engineer
10 164 (4.26%) Security Engineer
11 156 (4.05%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 153 (3.97%) IT Engineer
13 152 (3.95%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 144 (3.74%) Infrastructure Manager
15 143 (3.71%) 2nd Line Support
16 133 (3.45%) Network Security Engineer
17 130 (3.38%) Solutions Architect
18 128 (3.32%) Team Leader
19 127 (3.30%) Network Architect
20 126 (3.27%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (2.03%) Middleware
2 74 (1.92%) Web Services
3 61 (1.58%) 802.1X
4 46 (1.19%) .NET
5 45 (1.17%) HTML
6 42 (1.09%) XML
7 33 (0.86%) JSON
8 23 (0.60%) FIX Protocol
8 23 (0.60%) LDAP
9 22 (0.57%) WebSphere MQ
10 17 (0.44%) CSS
11 16 (0.42%) WSH
12 10 (0.26%) LAMP
13 9 (0.23%) ASP.NET
13 9 (0.23%) Django
13 9 (0.23%) React
13 9 (0.23%) RESTful
14 8 (0.21%) Elastic Stack
14 8 (0.21%) Flash
14 8 (0.21%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 969 (25.16%) Data Centre
2 309 (8.02%) Analytical Skills
3 165 (4.28%) Computer Science
4 156 (4.05%) Management Information System
5 137 (3.56%) Driving Licence
6 120 (3.12%) Self-Motivation
7 90 (2.34%) Public Cloud
8 89 (2.31%) Clustering
9 87 (2.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 87 (2.26%) Hedge funds
10 86 (2.23%) Private Cloud
11 82 (2.13%) Blackberry
12 81 (2.10%) Cyberthreat
13 74 (1.92%) Video Conferencing
14 62 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
15 47 (1.22%) Fat Client
15 47 (1.22%) Thin Client
16 44 (1.14%) Replication
17 39 (1.01%) Hybrid Cloud
18 33 (0.86%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1,669 (43.34%) Windows
2 973 (25.27%) Windows Server
3 541 (14.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 502 (13.04%) Linux
5 495 (12.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 353 (9.17%) Windows 7
7 284 (7.37%) Windows 10
8 147 (3.82%) Windows Server 2003
9 146 (3.79%) Unix
10 115 (2.99%) Windows 8
11 67 (1.74%) Android
12 51 (1.32%) CentOS
13 49 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 46 (1.19%) Mac OS X
15 39 (1.01%) Windows XP
16 34 (0.88%) Solaris
17 32 (0.83%) Ubuntu
18 28 (0.73%) Apple iOS
19 22 (0.57%) AIX
20 20 (0.52%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,073 (27.86%) ITIL
2 388 (10.08%) Problem-Solving
3 372 (9.66%) Project Management
4 318 (8.26%) Load Balancing
5 290 (7.53%) Disaster Recovery
6 252 (6.54%) Service Management
7 243 (6.31%) Network Management
8 240 (6.23%) Incident Management
9 226 (5.87%) Presales
10 224 (5.82%) Network Design
11 221 (5.74%) Service Delivery
12 205 (5.32%) Migration
13 200 (5.19%) PRINCE2
14 199 (5.17%) Agile Software Development
15 193 (5.01%) Kalman Filter
16 182 (4.73%) Change Management
17 169 (4.39%) Network Architecture
18 168 (4.36%) Network Monitoring
19 154 (4.00%) Root Cause Analysis
20 153 (3.97%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 369 (9.58%) PowerShell
2 347 (9.01%) SQL
3 237 (6.15%) Python
4 71 (1.84%) Bash Shell
5 53 (1.38%) Perl
6 50 (1.30%) C
7 31 (0.80%) Ruby
8 29 (0.75%) PHP
9 28 (0.73%) T-SQL
10 25 (0.65%) Java
11 24 (0.62%) Shell Script
11 24 (0.62%) VBScript
12 22 (0.57%) C#
13 20 (0.52%) VB
14 12 (0.31%) Lua
15 7 (0.18%) JavaScript
16 5 (0.13%) C++
17 4 (0.10%) Go
18 3 (0.078%) VBA
19 1 (0.026%) AWK
Qualifications
1 1,203 (31.24%) Cisco Certification
2 861 (22.36%) CCNP
3 686 (17.81%) CCNA
4 417 (10.83%) Microsoft Certification
5 405 (10.52%) Degree
6 254 (6.60%) MCSE
7 220 (5.71%) CCIE
8 176 (4.57%) Security Cleared
9 156 (4.05%) MCSA
10 145 (3.77%) CCDP
11 129 (3.35%) SC Cleared
12 120 (3.12%) CISSP
13 115 (2.99%) MCP
14 107 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
15 99 (2.57%) Computer Science Degree
16 86 (2.23%) DV Cleared
17 83 (2.16%) MCITP
18 53 (1.38%) JNCIP
19 50 (1.30%) CCSE
20 46 (1.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 378 (9.82%) SLA
2 126 (3.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 96 (2.49%) PCI DSS
4 43 (1.12%) Cyber Essentials
5 40 (1.04%) GDPR
6 38 (0.99%) PMO
7 34 (0.88%) COBIT
8 26 (0.68%) QA
9 11 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 11 (0.29%) ISO 9001
9 11 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 10 (0.26%) HIPAA
11 9 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 6 (0.16%) ISO 14001
13 4 (0.10%) Data Quality
14 3 (0.078%) ISO 22301
15 2 (0.052%) ISAE 3402
15 2 (0.052%) ISO 31000
15 2 (0.052%) NIST 800
16 1 (0.026%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1,238 (32.15%) Active Directory
2 941 (24.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 524 (13.61%) Hyper-V
4 189 (4.91%) VMware ESXi
5 165 (4.28%) XenApp
6 138 (3.58%) vSphere
7 102 (2.65%) XenDesktop
8 85 (2.21%) VMware NSX
9 54 (1.40%) Firmware
9 54 (1.40%) Terminal Services
10 49 (1.27%) XenServer
11 43 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
12 37 (0.96%) Docker
12 37 (0.96%) Virtual Desktop
13 29 (0.75%) Virtual Servers
14 27 (0.70%) VMware Server
15 24 (0.62%) NFS
16 18 (0.47%) MetaFrame
16 18 (0.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 13 (0.34%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 176 (4.57%) SCCM
2 113 (2.93%) Cisco Prime
3 99 (2.57%) Puppet
4 98 (2.54%) Nagios
5 87 (2.26%) Backup Exec
6 75 (1.95%) Ansible
7 74 (1.92%) Cisco CUCM
7 74 (1.92%) FortiGate
8 67 (1.74%) Opscode Chef
9 59 (1.53%) SCOM
10 55 (1.43%) vCenter Server
11 53 (1.38%) Cisco LMS
11 53 (1.38%) Opsview
12 52 (1.35%) Nessus
12 52 (1.35%) WSUS
13 50 (1.30%) AirWatch
14 43 (1.12%) QRadar
15 40 (1.04%) Terraform
16 39 (1.01%) Norton AntiVirus
17 38 (0.99%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 2,032 (52.77%) Cisco
2 1,386 (35.99%) Microsoft
3 1,385 (35.96%) VMware
4 690 (17.92%) Citrix
5 555 (14.41%) CheckPoint
6 475 (12.33%) Juniper
7 441 (11.45%) HP
8 437 (11.35%) F5
9 274 (7.12%) SolarWinds
10 264 (6.86%) Palo Alto
11 211 (5.48%) Meraki
12 206 (5.35%) Fortinet
13 186 (4.83%) Oracle
14 172 (4.47%) NetApp
15 120 (3.12%) Dell
16 119 (3.09%) Blue Coat
17 117 (3.04%) Riverbed
18 112 (2.91%) Aruba
19 110 (2.86%) EMC
20 102 (2.65%) Avaya