Period
to 17 January 2019

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 17 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
UK > England
6 months to
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 132 134 101
Rank change year-on-year +2 -33 +8
Permanent jobs citing WAN 3,530 4,108 4,859
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.51% 2.53% 2.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.47% 16.53% 17.22%
Number of salaries quoted 2,875 3,465 3,992
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £68,750
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 21,435 24,850 28,224
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.25% 15.32% 16.81%
Number of salaries quoted 16,875 20,320 23,079
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,873 £26,000
90th Percentile £76,250 £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 17 January 2019.

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 17 January 2019. 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 +3 1,282 £52,500 -4.55% 181
South East -8 752 £45,000 +5.88% 123
North of England +1 570 £40,200 +0.50% 123
Midlands +34 417 £42,500 +13.33% 70
East of England +33 328 £36,000 -20.00% 40
West Midlands +33 300 £43,250 +15.33% 38
North West -4 300 £43,250 +8.13% 62
Yorkshire -9 215 £39,000 -2.50% 49
South West -12 184 £42,500 +13.33% 51
East Midlands +26 117 £38,500 +5.48% 32
North East +22 55 £32,500 -7.14% 12
WAN
UK

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, 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 2,915 (82.58%) LAN
2 1,845 (52.27%) Cisco
3 1,828 (51.78%) Firewall
4 1,453 (41.16%) Windows
5 1,169 (33.12%) Cisco Certification
6 1,134 (32.12%) Microsoft
7 1,124 (31.84%) Active Directory
8 974 (27.59%) VMware
9 871 (24.67%) CCNP
10 828 (23.46%) TCP/IP
11 824 (23.34%) Windows Server
12 805 (22.80%) VPN
13 785 (22.24%) Data Centre
14 740 (20.96%) ITIL
15 701 (19.86%) Wireless
16 675 (19.12%) VMware Infrastructure
17 658 (18.64%) CheckPoint
18 616 (17.45%) Office 365
19 611 (17.31%) MPLS
20 583 (16.52%) DNS
21 577 (16.35%) CCNA
22 552 (15.64%) Network Security
23 545 (15.44%) Microsoft Azure
24 542 (15.35%) BGP
25 533 (15.10%) Finance
26 522 (14.79%) OSPF
27 507 (14.36%) VoIP
28 491 (13.91%) Citrix
29 469 (13.29%) Problem-Solving
30 453 (12.83%) DHCP

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
1 373 (10.57%) MS Exchange
2 139 (3.94%) SharePoint
3 123 (3.48%) Exchange Server 2010
4 121 (3.43%) IIS
5 100 (2.83%) Skype for Business
6 95 (2.69%) Exchange Server 2013
7 68 (1.93%) Apache
8 51 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2007
9 40 (1.13%) CMS
10 39 (1.10%) Tomcat
11 27 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2003
12 26 (0.74%) nginx
13 23 (0.65%) IBM Notes
14 21 (0.59%) OpenStack
15 19 (0.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 19 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
16 17 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
17 16 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
18 15 (0.42%) Confluence
18 15 (0.42%) JBoss
Applications
1 283 (8.02%) Microsoft Office
2 70 (1.98%) MS Visio
3 57 (1.61%) Microsoft Excel
4 33 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 24 (0.68%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.057%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.057%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.028%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.028%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 16 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
2 11 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.25%) JDE OneWorld
4 8 (0.23%) SAP S/4HANA
5 5 (0.14%) NetSuite
5 5 (0.14%) Orchard Housing
6 4 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.085%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.057%) Bankmaster
8 2 (0.057%) BASE24
8 2 (0.057%) Elite 3E
8 2 (0.057%) Infor M3
8 2 (0.057%) Workfront
9 1 (0.028%) Dynamics GP
9 1 (0.028%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.028%) Infor LN
9 1 (0.028%) OpenText Process Suite
9 1 (0.028%) Oracle Financials
9 1 (0.028%) Rolfe and Nolan
9 1 (0.028%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 616 (17.45%) Office 365
2 545 (15.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 412 (11.67%) Amazon AWS
4 106 (3.00%) SaaS
5 104 (2.95%) IaaS
6 57 (1.61%) Mimecast
7 54 (1.53%) PaaS
8 44 (1.25%) Google Cloud Platform
9 40 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
10 24 (0.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 21 (0.59%) Azure Active Directory
12 20 (0.57%) AWS CloudFormation
13 16 (0.45%) GitHub
14 12 (0.34%) G Suite
15 11 (0.31%) Akamai
15 11 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
16 10 (0.28%) Amazon S3
17 9 (0.25%) CloudFront
18 8 (0.23%) Dropbox
18 8 (0.23%) OpenDNS
Communications & Networking
1 2,915 (82.58%) LAN
2 1,828 (51.78%) Firewall
3 828 (23.46%) TCP/IP
4 805 (22.80%) VPN
5 701 (19.86%) Wireless
6 611 (17.31%) MPLS
7 583 (16.52%) DNS
8 552 (15.64%) Network Security
9 542 (15.35%) BGP
10 522 (14.79%) OSPF
11 507 (14.36%) VoIP
12 453 (12.83%) DHCP
13 436 (12.35%) Wi-Fi
14 409 (11.59%) VLAN
15 407 (11.53%) Cisco ASA
16 392 (11.10%) SAN
17 329 (9.32%) Cisco Nexus
18 267 (7.56%) WLAN
19 263 (7.45%) Internet
20 246 (6.97%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 279 (7.90%) SQL Server
2 45 (1.27%) MySQL
3 42 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
4 35 (0.99%) Amazon RDS
5 26 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
6 21 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
7 20 (0.57%) Big Data
8 18 (0.51%) SQL Server 2016
9 13 (0.37%) Oracle Database
10 12 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 10 (0.28%) Relational Database
11 10 (0.28%) SQL Server 2014
12 9 (0.25%) Crystal Reports
12 9 (0.25%) SQL Server 2005
13 8 (0.23%) Adabas
13 8 (0.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 7 (0.20%) Hadoop
14 7 (0.20%) SAP HANA
15 5 (0.14%) DB2
15 5 (0.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 46 (1.30%) Jenkins
2 32 (0.91%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 30 (0.85%) JIRA
4 15 (0.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 9 (0.25%) Git (software)
5 9 (0.25%) PEAR
6 8 (0.23%) Visual Studio
7 6 (0.17%) Hudson
8 5 (0.14%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (0.085%) Metasploit
9 3 (0.085%) MSI
10 2 (0.057%) AdminStudio
10 2 (0.057%) Ant
10 2 (0.057%) Artifactory
10 2 (0.057%) InstallShield
10 2 (0.057%) Octopus Deploy
11 1 (0.028%) Bitbucket
11 1 (0.028%) Eclipse
11 1 (0.028%) Oracle Forms
11 1 (0.028%) Travis CI
General
1 533 (15.10%) Finance
2 323 (9.15%) Telecoms
3 195 (5.52%) Banking
4 181 (5.13%) Retail
5 64 (1.81%) Law
6 63 (1.78%) Legal
7 61 (1.73%) Advertising
8 56 (1.59%) Marketing
9 47 (1.33%) Investment Banking
10 43 (1.22%) Back Office
11 28 (0.79%) Manufacturing
12 26 (0.74%) Billing
12 26 (0.74%) French Language
13 22 (0.62%) Financial Institution
13 22 (0.62%) Publishing
14 18 (0.51%) Front Office
14 18 (0.51%) German Language
15 17 (0.48%) Italian Language
16 12 (0.34%) Multimedia
17 10 (0.28%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 936 (26.52%) Network Engineer
2 563 (15.95%) Analyst
3 324 (9.18%) Support Engineer
4 317 (8.98%) Architect
5 289 (8.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 232 (6.57%) IT Support
7 223 (6.32%) Support Analyst
8 210 (5.95%) Cisco Engineer
9 202 (5.72%) Senior Network Engineer
10 189 (5.35%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 175 (4.96%) Security Engineer
12 161 (4.56%) 2nd Line Support
13 145 (4.11%) IT Engineer
14 141 (3.99%) Network Analyst
15 133 (3.77%) Consultant
16 132 (3.74%) Network Architect
17 126 (3.57%) 3rd Line Support
18 124 (3.51%) IT Analyst
19 123 (3.48%) 3rd Line Engineer
20 118 (3.34%) Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (1.93%) 802.1X
2 52 (1.47%) Web Services
3 40 (1.13%) Middleware
4 39 (1.10%) XMPP
5 30 (0.85%) HTML
6 24 (0.68%) .NET
7 16 (0.45%) LAMP
7 16 (0.45%) LDAP
8 15 (0.42%) LEMP Stack
9 12 (0.34%) RabbitMQ
9 12 (0.34%) XML
10 10 (0.28%) Software Packaging
11 9 (0.25%) EDI
11 9 (0.25%) FIX Protocol
11 9 (0.25%) JSON
12 8 (0.23%) CSS
12 8 (0.23%) REST
13 7 (0.20%) SOAP
14 6 (0.17%) SAML
14 6 (0.17%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 785 (22.24%) Data Centre
2 280 (7.93%) Analytical Skills
3 251 (7.11%) Self-Motivation
4 159 (4.50%) Management Information System
5 120 (3.40%) Video Conferencing
6 108 (3.06%) Driving Licence
7 92 (2.61%) Clustering
8 76 (2.15%) Public Cloud
9 53 (1.50%) Hybrid Cloud
10 51 (1.44%) Enterprise Storage
11 50 (1.42%) Virtual Team
12 47 (1.33%) Replication
13 41 (1.16%) Private Cloud
14 39 (1.10%) Hedge funds
15 33 (0.93%) CMDB
15 33 (0.93%) Fintech
16 31 (0.88%) NHS
17 25 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
17 25 (0.71%) Security Operations Centre
18 24 (0.68%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 1,453 (41.16%) Windows
2 824 (23.34%) Windows Server
3 450 (12.75%) Linux
4 400 (11.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 377 (10.68%) Windows Server 2008
6 337 (9.55%) Windows 10
7 321 (9.09%) Windows 7
8 128 (3.63%) Unix
9 114 (3.23%) Windows 8
10 103 (2.92%) Windows Server 2003
11 69 (1.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 52 (1.47%) CentOS
13 48 (1.36%) Android
14 29 (0.82%) Apple iOS
15 28 (0.79%) Mac OS X
16 24 (0.68%) Solaris
17 23 (0.65%) AIX
18 21 (0.59%) Mac OS
18 21 (0.59%) Ubuntu
19 19 (0.54%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 740 (20.96%) ITIL
2 469 (13.29%) Problem-Solving
3 412 (11.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 289 (8.19%) Project Management
5 286 (8.10%) Network Management
6 256 (7.25%) Service Delivery
7 237 (6.71%) Service Management
8 232 (6.57%) Disaster Recovery
8 232 (6.57%) Information Security
9 231 (6.54%) Load Balancing
10 224 (6.35%) Network Design
11 222 (6.29%) Presales
12 212 (6.01%) Mentoring
13 208 (5.89%) Change Management
14 201 (5.69%) Network Monitoring
15 182 (5.16%) Incident Management
16 178 (5.04%) Agile Software Development
17 164 (4.65%) Kalman Filter
18 152 (4.31%) Root Cause Analysis
19 151 (4.28%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 378 (10.71%) SQL
2 228 (6.46%) Python
3 219 (6.20%) PowerShell
4 95 (2.69%) Perl
5 71 (2.01%) Bash Shell
6 60 (1.70%) C
7 36 (1.02%) PHP
8 34 (0.96%) Shell Script
8 34 (0.96%) VB
9 30 (0.85%) T-SQL
10 28 (0.79%) Ruby
11 26 (0.74%) C#
11 26 (0.74%) Java
12 24 (0.68%) VBScript
13 19 (0.54%) Korn
14 14 (0.40%) Bourne shell
15 11 (0.31%) R
16 10 (0.28%) C++
16 10 (0.28%) JavaScript
17 9 (0.25%) RPG
Qualifications
1 1,169 (33.12%) Cisco Certification
2 871 (24.67%) CCNP
3 577 (16.35%) CCNA
4 335 (9.49%) Degree
5 278 (7.88%) Microsoft Certification
6 262 (7.42%) CCIE
7 197 (5.58%) MCSE
8 156 (4.42%) Security Cleared
9 122 (3.46%) MCSA
10 110 (3.12%) SC Cleared
11 86 (2.44%) CCSA
12 83 (2.35%) ITIL Certification
13 80 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
14 78 (2.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 73 (2.07%) CCDP
16 71 (2.01%) CISSP
17 68 (1.93%) MCP
18 57 (1.61%) JNCIE
19 51 (1.44%) DV Cleared
20 46 (1.30%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 282 (7.99%) SLA
2 112 (3.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 69 (1.95%) GDPR
4 50 (1.42%) PCI DSS
5 42 (1.19%) PMO
6 37 (1.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 24 (0.68%) QA
8 22 (0.62%) Cyber Essentials
8 22 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 16 (0.45%) SAS 70
10 14 (0.40%) COBIT
11 9 (0.25%) ISO 9001
12 8 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 5 (0.14%) ISO 22301
13 5 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 3 (0.085%) Data Quality
14 3 (0.085%) ISO/IEC 27005
15 2 (0.057%) Basel III
15 2 (0.057%) Government Security Classifications
15 2 (0.057%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1,124 (31.84%) Active Directory
2 675 (19.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 409 (11.59%) Hyper-V
4 89 (2.52%) vSphere
5 86 (2.44%) XenApp
6 80 (2.27%) Virtual Machines
6 80 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
7 53 (1.50%) Terminal Services
7 53 (1.50%) XenDesktop
8 45 (1.27%) Virtual Servers
9 40 (1.13%) VMware NSX
10 33 (0.93%) Docker
11 29 (0.82%) Firmware
12 24 (0.68%) VMware Server
13 19 (0.54%) DFS Replication
14 18 (0.51%) XenServer
15 16 (0.45%) Virtual Desktop
16 15 (0.42%) NFS
17 12 (0.34%) VMware Workstation
18 9 (0.25%) Xen
Systems Management
1 163 (4.62%) SCCM
2 93 (2.63%) Ansible
2 93 (2.63%) Cisco Prime
3 85 (2.41%) Nagios
4 79 (2.24%) Cisco CUCM
5 68 (1.93%) Stealthwatch
6 64 (1.81%) Opscode Chef
7 57 (1.61%) Puppet
8 53 (1.50%) SCOM
9 48 (1.36%) WSUS
10 47 (1.33%) Backup Exec
10 47 (1.33%) FortiGate
11 44 (1.25%) Terraform
12 31 (0.88%) Cisco UCCX
13 30 (0.85%) Norton AntiVirus
14 28 (0.79%) Cisco LMS
14 28 (0.79%) Opsview
15 25 (0.71%) Kubernetes
16 22 (0.62%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
16 22 (0.62%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 1,845 (52.27%) Cisco
2 1,134 (32.12%) Microsoft
3 974 (27.59%) VMware
4 658 (18.64%) CheckPoint
5 491 (13.91%) Citrix
6 435 (12.32%) Juniper
7 306 (8.67%) SolarWinds
8 297 (8.41%) HP
9 292 (8.27%) Palo Alto
10 286 (8.10%) F5
11 183 (5.18%) Meraki
12 174 (4.93%) Fortinet
13 165 (4.67%) Riverbed
14 129 (3.65%) NetApp
15 123 (3.48%) Avaya
16 119 (3.37%) Dell
17 118 (3.34%) Symantec
18 108 (3.06%) Veeam
19 95 (2.69%) Red Hat
20 94 (2.66%) Oracle