WAN Jobs in England

Wide Area Network (WAN)
UK > England

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 26 February 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
26 Feb 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 102 192 228
Rank change year-on-year +90 +36 -62
Permanent jobs citing WAN 1,899 1,938 2,066
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 2.77% 1.97% 1.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.01% 14.88% 13.04%
Number of salaries quoted 1,445 1,527 1,747
10th Percentile £27,750 £29,000 £28,500
25th Percentile £35,250 £36,250 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -5.26%
75th Percentile £61,250 £62,375 £60,000
90th Percentile £76,250 £77,500 £74,250
UK median annual salary £48,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -3.00% +11.11% -5.26%

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
England

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.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 9,490 13,024 15,843
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 13.86% 13.26% 13.17%
Number of salaries quoted 7,609 8,149 10,020
10th Percentile £26,500 £27,900 £27,750
25th Percentile £32,750 £36,250 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £49,500 £52,000 £51,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.81% +1.96% +2.00%
75th Percentile £65,000 £70,250 £70,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £88,750 £85,000
UK median annual salary £49,000 £52,500 £51,500
% change year-on-year -6.67% +1.94% +3.00%

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 26 February 2024.

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 26 February 2024. 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 +119 605 £57,500 +4.07% 112
North of England +28 367 £45,000 - 91
Midlands +88 337 £44,000 -5.93% 86
South East +25 284 £47,500 - 75
West Midlands +96 267 £42,500 -10.53% 62
South West +62 226 £49,000 +13.95% 45
North West +33 191 £47,500 +5.56% 53
Yorkshire +53 143 £50,000 +11.11% 35
East of England +29 103 £34,000 -15.00% 59
East Midlands +14 70 £50,000 +14.94% 24
North East -8 39 £39,005 -8.22% 5
WAN
UK

WAN
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 373 (19.64%) Microsoft Exchange
2 132 (6.95%) SharePoint
3 62 (3.26%) IIS
4 7 (0.37%) Confluence
5 5 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (0.26%) WebSphere
6 4 (0.21%) CMS
6 4 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (0.21%) SAS
6 4 (0.21%) Skype for Business
7 3 (0.16%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.053%) nginx
9 1 (0.053%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.053%) Site Server
Applications
1 168 (8.85%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (1.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.37%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.16%) SPSS
6 2 (0.11%) Trello
7 1 (0.053%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.21%) Epicor Tropos
2 3 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.11%) Salesforce CRM
3 2 (0.11%) Shopify
4 1 (0.053%) Sage 300 ERP
4 1 (0.053%) Sage X3
4 1 (0.053%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 725 (38.18%) Microsoft 365
2 687 (36.18%) Azure
3 206 (10.85%) AWS
4 177 (9.32%) Entra ID
5 75 (3.95%) IaaS
6 69 (3.63%) OneDrive
7 65 (3.42%) Cloud Computing
8 59 (3.11%) PaaS
9 52 (2.74%) SaaS
10 36 (1.90%) GCP
11 30 (1.58%) Azure Sentinel
12 26 (1.37%) Power Platform
13 20 (1.05%) Azure DevOps
14 18 (0.95%) Azure ExpressRoute
15 16 (0.84%) Mimecast
16 15 (0.79%) Microsoft Purview
17 11 (0.58%) AWS Direct Connect
18 10 (0.53%) Dynamics 365
18 10 (0.53%) Rubrik
18 10 (0.53%) WhatsApp
Communications & Networking
1 1,373 (72.30%) LAN
2 742 (39.07%) Firewall
3 555 (29.23%) SD-WAN
4 482 (25.38%) Wireless
5 439 (23.12%) VPN
6 354 (18.64%) Wi-Fi
7 333 (17.54%) DNS
8 319 (16.80%) DHCP
9 259 (13.64%) TCP/IP
10 238 (12.53%) MPLS
11 223 (11.74%) BGP
12 212 (11.16%) VLAN
13 206 (10.85%) Network Security
14 196 (10.32%) Cisco IOS
15 178 (9.37%) OSPF
16 164 (8.64%) Internet
17 155 (8.16%) WebEx
18 126 (6.64%) WLAN
19 120 (6.32%) SAN
20 118 (6.21%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (6.85%) SQL Server
2 24 (1.26%) NoSQL
3 17 (0.90%) Amazon RDS
4 10 (0.53%) Power BI
5 7 (0.37%) Azure SQL Database
5 7 (0.37%) DB2
6 6 (0.32%) Big Data
7 5 (0.26%) MySQL
8 4 (0.21%) MongoDB
8 4 (0.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (0.16%) Apache Hive
9 3 (0.16%) Crystal Reports
9 3 (0.16%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.16%) DynamoDB
9 3 (0.16%) EDRMS
9 3 (0.16%) Hadoop
9 3 (0.16%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.11%) GIS
11 1 (0.053%) DTS
11 1 (0.053%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 16 (0.84%) JIRA
2 8 (0.42%) LabVIEW
3 7 (0.37%) Visual Studio
4 6 (0.32%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (0.21%) MSBuild
5 4 (0.21%) Rational DOORS
5 4 (0.21%) TeamCity
6 3 (0.16%) Git
7 2 (0.11%) Fiddler
8 1 (0.053%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.053%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.053%) Jenkins
General
1 616 (32.44%) Social Skills
2 155 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
3 152 (8.00%) Finance
4 122 (6.42%) Telecoms
5 99 (5.21%) Retail
6 58 (3.05%) Legal
7 57 (3.00%) Law
8 47 (2.47%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 45 (2.37%) Organisational Skills
10 42 (2.21%) Games
11 41 (2.16%) Manufacturing
12 34 (1.79%) Public Sector
13 28 (1.47%) Documentation Skills
14 25 (1.32%) Presentation Skills
15 23 (1.21%) Aerospace
16 22 (1.16%) Police
17 20 (1.05%) Banking
18 11 (0.58%) Military
19 10 (0.53%) Italian Language
20 9 (0.47%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 445 (23.43%) Network Engineer
2 329 (17.32%) Senior
3 245 (12.90%) IT Support
4 231 (12.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 198 (10.43%) Analyst
6 154 (8.11%) Support Engineer
6 154 (8.11%) Support Specialist
7 148 (7.79%) IT Support Specialist
8 146 (7.69%) Architect
9 137 (7.21%) Senior Network Engineer
10 105 (5.53%) IT Engineer
11 87 (4.58%) Lead
12 76 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support
13 70 (3.69%) Network Analyst
14 59 (3.11%) Support Analyst
14 59 (3.11%) Systems Engineer
15 55 (2.90%) Network Architect
16 54 (2.84%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 52 (2.74%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 52 (2.74%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (1.79%) HTML
2 29 (1.53%) Node.js
3 27 (1.42%) 802.1X
3 27 (1.42%) XML
4 26 (1.37%) React
5 23 (1.21%) AngularJS
5 23 (1.21%) CSS
5 23 (1.21%) Express.js
5 23 (1.21%) HTML5
5 23 (1.21%) REST
5 23 (1.21%) WebRTC
6 14 (0.74%) .NET
7 9 (0.47%) LDAP
8 7 (0.37%) JSON
9 5 (0.26%) EDI
9 5 (0.26%) SAML
9 5 (0.26%) WebSphere MQ
10 4 (0.21%) Akka
11 3 (0.16%) Apache NiFi
11 3 (0.16%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 214 (11.27%) Data Centre
2 169 (8.90%) Video Conferencing
3 156 (8.21%) Wiki
4 110 (5.79%) Driving Licence
5 95 (5.00%) Management Information System
6 67 (3.53%) Public Cloud
7 63 (3.32%) Clustering
8 49 (2.58%) Security Operations Centre
9 44 (2.32%) Self-Motivation
10 42 (2.21%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 32 (1.69%) NHS
12 29 (1.53%) PKI
13 25 (1.32%) Onboarding
14 23 (1.21%) IoT
15 20 (1.05%) Hybrid Cloud
15 20 (1.05%) Private Cloud
16 19 (1.00%) Client/Server
17 16 (0.84%) Distributed Systems
17 16 (0.84%) Replication
18 13 (0.68%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 852 (44.87%) Windows
2 339 (17.85%) Windows Server
3 314 (16.54%) Windows 10
4 188 (9.90%) Android
5 155 (8.16%) Linux
6 78 (4.11%) Windows Server 2019
7 67 (3.53%) Windows Server 2016
8 52 (2.74%) Windows Server 2012
9 51 (2.69%) Unix
10 48 (2.53%) Apple iOS
11 36 (1.90%) VMS
12 34 (1.79%) Ubuntu
13 33 (1.74%) Mac OS
14 25 (1.32%) Windows 7
15 24 (1.26%) Windows Server 2003
16 14 (0.74%) VyOS
17 12 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 10 (0.53%) Windows XP
19 9 (0.47%) CentOS
20 8 (0.42%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 320 (16.85%) Problem-Solving
2 316 (16.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 270 (14.22%) ITIL
4 217 (11.43%) Customer Service
5 210 (11.06%) Cybersecurity
6 207 (10.90%) Business Continuity
7 188 (9.90%) Computer Science
8 175 (9.22%) Mobile Device Management
9 156 (8.21%) Contract Negotiation
10 155 (8.16%) BCP
11 150 (7.90%) Application Virtualisation
12 148 (7.79%) Business Continuity Planning
13 132 (6.95%) Agile
14 121 (6.37%) Network Design
15 120 (6.32%) Disaster Recovery
16 117 (6.16%) Project Management
17 112 (5.90%) Mentoring
18 109 (5.74%) Load Balancing
19 102 (5.37%) Information Security
20 96 (5.06%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 171 (9.00%) PowerShell
2 148 (7.79%) SQL
3 121 (6.37%) Python
4 42 (2.21%) Bash
5 26 (1.37%) JavaScript
6 24 (1.26%) VB
7 23 (1.21%) JSX
7 23 (1.21%) PHP
8 19 (1.00%) C#
8 19 (1.00%) Java
9 14 (0.74%) Perl
10 8 (0.42%) MATLAB
11 6 (0.32%) C++
12 3 (0.16%) Go
12 3 (0.16%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.053%) C
13 1 (0.053%) Delphi
13 1 (0.053%) Kusto Query Language
13 1 (0.053%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 381 (20.06%) Cisco Certification
2 341 (17.96%) Degree
3 223 (11.74%) CCNA
4 217 (11.43%) Security Cleared
5 180 (9.48%) CCNP
6 167 (8.79%) Computer Science Degree
7 150 (7.90%) Master's Degree
8 112 (5.90%) SC Cleared
9 97 (5.11%) CISSP
10 86 (4.53%) CCIE
11 82 (4.32%) Microsoft Certification
12 79 (4.16%) DV Cleared
13 69 (3.63%) CISM
14 49 (2.58%) CCSP
14 49 (2.58%) SSCP
15 48 (2.53%) Azure Certification
16 47 (2.47%) (ISC)2 CCSP
17 46 (2.42%) Network+ Certification
18 42 (2.21%) A+ Certification
19 41 (2.16%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (4.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 65 (3.42%) SLA
3 59 (3.11%) GDPR
4 57 (3.00%) NIST
5 46 (2.42%) Cyber Essentials
6 20 (1.05%) PCI DSS
7 17 (0.90%) QA
8 9 (0.47%) Accessibility
9 8 (0.42%) COSHH
10 5 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 5 (0.26%) NCSC
11 4 (0.21%) ISO 9001
11 4 (0.21%) PMO
12 3 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 1 (0.053%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 717 (37.76%) Active Directory
2 297 (15.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 216 (11.37%) Hyper-V
4 181 (9.53%) VMware ESXi
5 155 (8.16%) XenApp
6 153 (8.06%) XenDesktop
7 151 (7.95%) Microsoft App-V
8 50 (2.63%) vSphere
9 40 (2.11%) Docker
10 37 (1.95%) VMware NSX
11 33 (1.74%) Virtual Desktop
12 11 (0.58%) Virtual Servers
13 10 (0.53%) Terminal Services
14 7 (0.37%) NFS
15 6 (0.32%) Firmware
16 4 (0.21%) Terminal Server
16 4 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
17 3 (0.16%) HDFS
17 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 3 (0.16%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 201 (10.58%) SCCM
2 145 (7.64%) AirWatch
2 145 (7.64%) Microsoft Intune
3 97 (5.11%) FortiGate
4 66 (3.48%) Ansible
5 59 (3.11%) Terraform
6 48 (2.53%) Single Sign-On
7 39 (2.05%) Kubernetes
8 19 (1.00%) WSUS
9 18 (0.95%) Jamf Pro
10 16 (0.84%) Failover Clustering
11 14 (0.74%) Nmap
12 12 (0.63%) Active Directory Federation Services
13 11 (0.58%) ZABBIX
14 10 (0.53%) Autotask
14 10 (0.53%) Nessus
15 9 (0.47%) ServiceCenter
16 8 (0.42%) Cisco CUCM
16 8 (0.42%) Endace
16 8 (0.42%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 833 (43.87%) Microsoft
2 791 (41.65%) Cisco
3 443 (23.33%) VMware
4 230 (12.11%) Citrix
5 186 (9.79%) Juniper
6 180 (9.48%) Meraki
7 150 (7.90%) Fortinet
8 112 (5.90%) HP
9 110 (5.79%) Aruba
10 104 (5.48%) CheckPoint
10 104 (5.48%) Palo Alto
11 93 (4.90%) SolarWinds
12 61 (3.21%) F5
12 61 (3.21%) Veeam
13 40 (2.11%) Apple
14 37 (1.95%) Dell
15 35 (1.84%) Google
16 34 (1.79%) Nokia
17 33 (1.74%) NetApp
18 29 (1.53%) Mitel