Period
to 21 January 2022

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

Wide Area Network (WAN)
UK > England
6 months to
21 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 208 147 120
Rank change year-on-year -61 -27 +22
Permanent jobs citing WAN 1,944 1,296 3,191
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.75% 2.28% 2.73%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.02% 15.87% 18.06%
Number of salaries quoted 1,644 1,093 2,585
10th Percentile £28,000 £29,000 £25,000
25th Percentile £32,500 £36,250 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £59,563 £60,000 £61,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £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 14,935 8,166 17,667
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.42% 14.35% 15.12%
Number of salaries quoted 9,780 6,545 14,271
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,750 £25,750
25th Percentile £35,750 £37,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
75th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £63,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,216 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +0.43% +5.26% -

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 21 January 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 21 January 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 -88 601 £52,500 -12.50% 111
North of England -53 400 £41,500 -2.35% 114
South East -16 385 £45,000 - 60
Midlands -38 261 £42,500 - 84
North West -33 220 £40,000 -5.88% 48
South West -25 164 £39,250 -9.77% 35
West Midlands -25 157 £42,500 - 49
Yorkshire -45 137 £42,500 - 49
East of England -56 135 £42,500 -10.53% 28
East Midlands -38 93 £42,500 +6.25% 34
North East -27 43 £37,500 +4.17% 17
WAN
UK

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 1,532 (78.81%) LAN
2 877 (45.11%) Microsoft
2 877 (45.11%) Firewall
3 847 (43.57%) Windows
4 837 (43.06%) Cisco
5 772 (39.71%) Active Directory
6 746 (38.37%) Microsoft 365
7 704 (36.21%) Azure
8 572 (29.42%) Social Skills
9 556 (28.60%) VMware
10 502 (25.82%) VPN
11 496 (25.51%) Windows Server
12 454 (23.35%) ITIL
13 444 (22.84%) TCP/IP
14 430 (22.12%) DNS
15 417 (21.45%) Cisco Certification
16 385 (19.80%) Data Centre
17 370 (19.03%) DHCP
18 357 (18.36%) VMware Infrastructure
19 344 (17.70%) Wireless
20 340 (17.49%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 339 (17.44%) Windows 10
22 330 (16.98%) Wi-Fi
23 298 (15.33%) CCNP
24 294 (15.12%) Problem-Solving
24 294 (15.12%) SD-WAN
25 275 (14.15%) Hyper-V
26 265 (13.63%) Linux
27 262 (13.48%) MPLS
28 256 (13.17%) AWS

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
1 154 (7.92%) MS Exchange
2 137 (7.05%) SharePoint
3 58 (2.98%) Exchange Server 2010
4 56 (2.88%) IIS
5 48 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2013
6 37 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2007
7 26 (1.34%) Skype for Business
8 19 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2003
9 16 (0.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 13 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
11 10 (0.51%) OpenStack
12 8 (0.41%) Apache
12 8 (0.41%) Confluence
12 8 (0.41%) WebSphere
13 6 (0.31%) Liferay
14 3 (0.15%) SharePoint 2013
14 3 (0.15%) Tomcat
15 1 (0.051%) Apache Spark
15 1 (0.051%) Cloud Foundry
15 1 (0.051%) ThingWorx
Applications
1 226 (11.63%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (1.59%) MS Visio
3 26 (1.34%) Microsoft Excel
4 22 (1.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 17 (0.87%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.10%) Weka
7 1 (0.051%) Blender
7 1 (0.051%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.26%) NetSuite
3 4 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.21%) Sentinel
4 2 (0.10%) Toggl
5 1 (0.051%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 746 (38.37%) Microsoft 365
2 704 (36.21%) Azure
3 256 (13.17%) AWS
4 124 (6.38%) IaaS
5 111 (5.71%) PaaS
6 105 (5.40%) Azure Active Directory
7 103 (5.30%) SaaS
8 34 (1.75%) GCP
9 30 (1.54%) OneDrive
9 30 (1.54%) Power Platform
10 22 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
11 21 (1.08%) Mimecast
12 16 (0.82%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 16 (0.82%) Google Workspace
13 13 (0.67%) Azure Monitor
13 13 (0.67%) Dynamics 365
14 12 (0.62%) Azure Sentinel
15 10 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
15 10 (0.51%) AWS Direct Connect
15 10 (0.51%) Azure Key Vault
Communications & Networking
1 1,532 (78.81%) LAN
2 877 (45.11%) Firewall
3 502 (25.82%) VPN
4 444 (22.84%) TCP/IP
5 430 (22.12%) DNS
6 370 (19.03%) DHCP
7 344 (17.70%) Wireless
8 330 (16.98%) Wi-Fi
9 294 (15.12%) SD-WAN
10 262 (13.48%) MPLS
11 251 (12.91%) Network Security
12 244 (12.55%) BGP
13 239 (12.29%) VLAN
14 207 (10.65%) OSPF
15 188 (9.67%) VoIP
16 181 (9.31%) WLAN
17 176 (9.05%) SAN
18 128 (6.58%) IPsec
19 113 (5.81%) Internet
20 79 (4.06%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 146 (7.51%) SQL Server
2 56 (2.88%) MySQL
3 47 (2.42%) PostgreSQL
4 41 (2.11%) MariaDB
5 34 (1.75%) InfluxDB
6 17 (0.87%) DB2
7 13 (0.67%) Power BI
8 11 (0.57%) SQL Server 2019
9 10 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
10 9 (0.46%) NoSQL
11 8 (0.41%) Amazon Redshift
11 8 (0.41%) Azure SQL Database
11 8 (0.41%) Tableau
12 7 (0.36%) Amazon RDS
13 6 (0.31%) Big Data
13 6 (0.31%) Data Lake
13 6 (0.31%) Redis
13 6 (0.31%) SQL Server 2016
13 6 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 5 (0.26%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 30 (1.54%) Git (software)
2 24 (1.23%) JIRA
3 18 (0.93%) Jenkins
4 11 (0.57%) Visual Studio
5 6 (0.31%) Postman
5 6 (0.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 5 (0.26%) Bitbucket
7 4 (0.21%) eggPlant
7 4 (0.21%) Rational DOORS
8 3 (0.15%) LoadRunner
8 3 (0.15%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (0.15%) Subversion
8 3 (0.15%) Zephyr
9 2 (0.10%) LabVIEW
10 1 (0.051%) Burp Suite
10 1 (0.051%) Metasploit
10 1 (0.051%) MSI
10 1 (0.051%) sqlmap
10 1 (0.051%) TeamCity
General
1 572 (29.42%) Social Skills
2 226 (11.63%) Finance
3 208 (10.70%) Telecoms
4 170 (8.74%) Analytical Skills
5 103 (5.30%) Organisational Skills
6 74 (3.81%) Banking
7 71 (3.65%) Manufacturing
8 60 (3.09%) Retail
9 54 (2.78%) Public Sector
10 45 (2.31%) Law
10 45 (2.31%) Legal
11 42 (2.16%) Documentation Skills
12 40 (2.06%) Presentation Skills
13 28 (1.44%) German Language
14 26 (1.34%) French Language
15 23 (1.18%) Aerospace
16 20 (1.03%) Back Office
17 19 (0.98%) Marketing
18 17 (0.87%) Inclusion and Diversity
18 17 (0.87%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 468 (24.07%) Network Engineer
2 241 (12.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 219 (11.27%) Analyst
4 195 (10.03%) Support Engineer
5 183 (9.41%) IT Engineer
6 153 (7.87%) IT Support
7 142 (7.30%) Architect
8 117 (6.02%) Senior Network Engineer
9 100 (5.14%) Support Analyst
10 96 (4.94%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 90 (4.63%) 2nd Line Support
12 89 (4.58%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 86 (4.42%) IT Support Engineer
14 75 (3.86%) Cisco Engineer
15 72 (3.70%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
16 70 (3.60%) Security Engineer
17 68 (3.50%) Infrastructure Manager
18 63 (3.24%) IT Manager
19 56 (2.88%) 3rd Line Support
20 55 (2.83%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (1.18%) JSON
2 20 (1.03%) Web Services
3 14 (0.72%) LDAP
4 12 (0.62%) .NET
4 12 (0.62%) 802.1X
5 10 (0.51%) XML
6 9 (0.46%) HTML
6 9 (0.46%) Kafka
6 9 (0.46%) RESTful
7 8 (0.41%) WebSphere MQ
7 8 (0.41%) XMPP
8 6 (0.31%) CSS
8 6 (0.31%) SOAP
8 6 (0.31%) XSD
9 5 (0.26%) SAML
10 4 (0.21%) ActiveMQ
10 4 (0.21%) Elastic Stack
10 4 (0.21%) LAPP Stack
10 4 (0.21%) Middleware
10 4 (0.21%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 385 (19.80%) Data Centre
2 140 (7.20%) Management Information System
3 77 (3.96%) Self-Motivation
4 65 (3.34%) Public Cloud
5 61 (3.14%) Driving Licence
6 56 (2.88%) PKI
6 56 (2.88%) Video Conferencing
7 48 (2.47%) User Experience
8 35 (1.80%) Data Protection Act
9 34 (1.75%) Clustering
10 32 (1.65%) Blackberry
11 30 (1.54%) Private Cloud
12 28 (1.44%) Replication
13 26 (1.34%) Hybrid Cloud
14 21 (1.08%) iPad
14 21 (1.08%) iPhone
15 17 (0.87%) Virtual Team
16 16 (0.82%) NHS
16 16 (0.82%) Security Operations Centre
16 16 (0.82%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 847 (43.57%) Windows
2 496 (25.51%) Windows Server
3 339 (17.44%) Windows 10
4 265 (13.63%) Linux
5 224 (11.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 205 (10.55%) Windows Server 2016
7 169 (8.69%) Windows Server 2019
8 126 (6.48%) Windows Server 2008
9 108 (5.56%) Windows 7
10 57 (2.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 55 (2.83%) Android
12 49 (2.52%) Windows Server 2003
13 44 (2.26%) Mac OS X
14 43 (2.21%) Unix
15 39 (2.01%) Apple iOS
16 32 (1.65%) CentOS
17 31 (1.59%) Windows 8
18 18 (0.93%) Ubuntu
18 18 (0.93%) Windows 2000 Server
19 14 (0.72%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 454 (23.35%) ITIL
2 340 (17.49%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 294 (15.12%) Problem-Solving
4 207 (10.65%) Project Management
5 176 (9.05%) Cybersecurity
6 162 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
7 160 (8.23%) Service Delivery
8 128 (6.58%) Change Management
9 121 (6.22%) Migration
10 120 (6.17%) Time Management
11 118 (6.07%) Project Delivery
12 114 (5.86%) Service Management
13 112 (5.76%) Agile Software Development
14 111 (5.71%) Network Design
15 109 (5.61%) Incident Management
16 105 (5.40%) Information Security
17 103 (5.30%) Computer Science
18 99 (5.09%) Business Continuity
19 95 (4.89%) Continuous Improvement
20 91 (4.68%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 167 (8.59%) PowerShell
2 152 (7.82%) SQL
3 89 (4.58%) Python
4 32 (1.65%) Bash
5 23 (1.18%) C
6 19 (0.98%) Perl
7 15 (0.77%) Java
8 13 (0.67%) VBScript
9 10 (0.51%) C#
9 10 (0.51%) C++
10 9 (0.46%) VB.NET
11 8 (0.41%) JavaScript
12 6 (0.31%) Bicep
12 6 (0.31%) Groovy
12 6 (0.31%) T-SQL
13 4 (0.21%) MATLAB
13 4 (0.21%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.15%) Go
14 3 (0.15%) Ruby
15 2 (0.10%) R
Qualifications
1 417 (21.45%) Cisco Certification
2 298 (15.33%) CCNP
3 252 (12.96%) CCNA
4 221 (11.37%) Degree
5 154 (7.92%) Microsoft Certification
6 131 (6.74%) Security Cleared
7 97 (4.99%) SC Cleared
8 90 (4.63%) MCSE
9 57 (2.93%) MCSA
10 56 (2.88%) ITIL Certification
11 54 (2.78%) CCIE
12 53 (2.73%) DV Cleared
13 52 (2.67%) Computer Science Degree
14 50 (2.57%) MCP
15 42 (2.16%) JNCIA
16 35 (1.80%) CISSP
17 34 (1.75%) CCDP
18 32 (1.65%) MCITP
19 27 (1.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
20 21 (1.08%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 173 (8.90%) SLA
2 43 (2.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 35 (1.80%) GDPR
4 25 (1.29%) PMO
5 19 (0.98%) PCI DSS
6 17 (0.87%) Cyber Essentials
7 14 (0.72%) NIST
8 13 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 12 (0.62%) QA
10 9 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 8 (0.41%) NCSC
12 7 (0.36%) HIPAA
12 7 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 6 (0.31%) COBIT
14 5 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 4 (0.21%) GxP
16 3 (0.15%) GLBA
16 3 (0.15%) SOC 2
17 2 (0.10%) ISO 9001
18 1 (0.051%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 772 (39.71%) Active Directory
2 357 (18.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 275 (14.15%) Hyper-V
4 105 (5.40%) vSphere
5 66 (3.40%) XenApp
6 63 (3.24%) VMware ESXi
7 31 (1.59%) Docker
8 27 (1.39%) VMware Workstation
8 27 (1.39%) XenDesktop
9 19 (0.98%) VMware NSX
10 18 (0.93%) Firmware
11 17 (0.87%) Virtual Desktop
12 15 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
13 13 (0.67%) BitLocker
14 12 (0.62%) Virtual Servers
15 10 (0.51%) Terminal Services
16 6 (0.31%) Terminal Server
17 5 (0.26%) OpenAM
17 5 (0.26%) OpenIDM
17 5 (0.26%) RACF
Systems Management
1 151 (7.77%) SCCM
2 106 (5.45%) Terraform
3 105 (5.40%) Microsoft Intune
4 63 (3.24%) Ansible
5 60 (3.09%) WSUS
6 46 (2.37%) Kubernetes
7 45 (2.31%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 41 (2.11%) FortiGate
9 34 (1.75%) Single Sign-On
10 32 (1.65%) Cisco CUCM
11 28 (1.44%) Puppet
12 27 (1.39%) NetBackup
12 27 (1.39%) SolarWinds Orion
13 23 (1.18%) SCOM
14 20 (1.03%) Cisco Prime
14 20 (1.03%) Icinga
15 19 (0.98%) Nagios
16 17 (0.87%) Grafana
17 16 (0.82%) ServiceCenter
17 16 (0.82%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 877 (45.11%) Microsoft
2 837 (43.06%) Cisco
3 556 (28.60%) VMware
4 211 (10.85%) Citrix
5 207 (10.65%) Juniper
6 190 (9.77%) Meraki
7 174 (8.95%) Palo Alto
8 162 (8.33%) HP
9 157 (8.08%) Fortinet
10 139 (7.15%) Veeam
11 137 (7.05%) SolarWinds
12 121 (6.22%) CheckPoint
13 111 (5.71%) F5
14 85 (4.37%) Dell
15 76 (3.91%) Apple
16 62 (3.19%) Aruba
17 41 (2.11%) Sophos
18 38 (1.95%) Avaya
19 37 (1.90%) Red Hat
19 37 (1.90%) Zscaler