Period
to 23 January 2020

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 23 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
UK > England
6 months to
23 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 117 133 134
Rank change year-on-year +16 +1 -26
Permanent jobs citing WAN 3,184 3,538 4,101
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.74% 2.51% 2.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.10% 16.46% 16.44%
Number of salaries quoted 2,530 2,886 3,448
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £24,750 £26,250 £25,175
90th Percentile £73,775 £75,000 £71,250
UK median annual salary £44,750 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -0.56% - +5.88%

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 17,592 21,497 24,946
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.13% 15.23% 15.26%
Number of salaries quoted 13,997 16,914 20,396
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £72,500
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £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 23 January 2020.

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 23 January 2020. 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 +24 1,197 £50,500 -3.81% 135
South East +14 715 £42,500 -5.56% 150
Midlands +35 466 £37,500 -11.76% 96
North of England -34 368 £40,000 - 140
West Midlands +5 275 £40,000 -7.51% 56
East of England +20 224 £42,500 +18.06% 68
South West +22 204 £40,000 -5.88% 49
East Midlands +61 191 £37,500 -2.60% 40
North West -31 176 £40,000 -6.98% 75
Yorkshire -3 160 £42,500 +8.97% 49
North East -9 32 £30,000 -7.69% 16
WAN
UK

For the 6 months to 23 January 2020, 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 2,652 (83.29%) LAN
2 1,547 (48.59%) Cisco
3 1,527 (47.96%) Firewall
4 1,266 (39.76%) Windows
5 1,052 (33.04%) Cisco Certification
6 1,041 (32.69%) Microsoft
7 983 (30.87%) Active Directory
8 819 (25.72%) VMware
9 812 (25.50%) Office 365
10 717 (22.52%) VPN
11 708 (22.24%) CCNP
12 694 (21.80%) TCP/IP
13 680 (21.36%) DNS
14 649 (20.38%) ITIL
15 639 (20.07%) Windows Server
16 634 (19.91%) Azure
17 629 (19.76%) Wireless
18 605 (19.00%) DHCP
19 590 (18.53%) VMware Infrastructure
20 589 (18.50%) Data Centre
21 533 (16.74%) MPLS
22 511 (16.05%) CCNA
23 495 (15.55%) Network Security
24 442 (13.88%) Citrix
25 428 (13.44%) BGP
26 417 (13.10%) OSPF
27 402 (12.63%) MS Exchange
27 402 (12.63%) Linux
28 388 (12.19%) Windows 10
29 376 (11.81%) Infrastructure Engineering

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
1 402 (12.63%) MS Exchange
2 166 (5.21%) SharePoint
3 123 (3.86%) Skype for Business
4 97 (3.05%) Exchange Server 2013
5 78 (2.45%) IIS
6 67 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2010
7 24 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2007
8 23 (0.72%) Apache
9 13 (0.41%) OpenStack
10 12 (0.38%) WebSphere
11 11 (0.35%) IBM Notes
12 9 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
13 8 (0.25%) JBoss
14 7 (0.22%) CMS
14 7 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
14 7 (0.22%) WebLogic
15 6 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 5 (0.16%) IBM Domino
17 3 (0.094%) SAS
17 3 (0.094%) Site Server
Applications
1 348 (10.93%) Microsoft Office
2 69 (2.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 59 (1.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 51 (1.60%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.063%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.031%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.031%) Autodesk Inventor
7 1 (0.031%) Revit
Business Applications
1 12 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
2 9 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 3 (0.094%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.094%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.094%) Elite 3E
4 3 (0.094%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.063%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.031%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.031%) Sage X3
6 1 (0.031%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 812 (25.50%) Office 365
2 634 (19.91%) Azure
3 338 (10.62%) AWS
4 99 (3.11%) SaaS
5 92 (2.89%) IaaS
6 57 (1.79%) G Suite
6 57 (1.79%) GCP
7 52 (1.63%) PaaS
8 50 (1.57%) Azure Active Directory
9 44 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
10 40 (1.26%) OneDrive
11 32 (1.01%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 24 (0.75%) Mimecast
13 19 (0.60%) Dynamics 365
14 18 (0.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 17 (0.53%) Power Platform
16 14 (0.44%) PowerApps
17 11 (0.35%) OpenShift
18 9 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
19 7 (0.22%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 2,652 (83.29%) LAN
2 1,527 (47.96%) Firewall
3 717 (22.52%) VPN
4 694 (21.80%) TCP/IP
5 680 (21.36%) DNS
6 629 (19.76%) Wireless
7 605 (19.00%) DHCP
8 533 (16.74%) MPLS
9 495 (15.55%) Network Security
10 428 (13.44%) BGP
11 417 (13.10%) OSPF
12 351 (11.02%) VoIP
13 340 (10.68%) Cisco ASA
14 337 (10.58%) Internet
15 311 (9.77%) Wi-Fi
16 307 (9.64%) VLAN
17 303 (9.52%) SAN
18 284 (8.92%) WLAN
19 214 (6.72%) Cisco Nexus
20 207 (6.50%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 148 (4.65%) SQL Server
2 33 (1.04%) MySQL
3 32 (1.01%) Blockchain
4 17 (0.53%) Oracle Database
5 15 (0.47%) Amazon RDS
5 15 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
6 12 (0.38%) DB2
7 10 (0.31%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (0.19%) NoSQL
8 6 (0.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (0.16%) Crystal Reports
9 5 (0.16%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (0.16%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (0.094%) Oracle Database 12c
10 3 (0.094%) Power BI
11 2 (0.063%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 2 (0.063%) Relational Database
11 2 (0.063%) SQL Server 2014
11 2 (0.063%) SQL Server 2017
11 2 (0.063%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 51 (1.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 28 (0.88%) Git (software)
3 20 (0.63%) Subversion
4 12 (0.38%) Jenkins
5 11 (0.35%) MSI
6 9 (0.28%) JIRA
7 4 (0.13%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.063%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.063%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (0.063%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.031%) Zephyr
General
1 376 (11.81%) Finance
2 300 (9.42%) Telecoms
3 142 (4.46%) Retail
4 96 (3.02%) Public Sector
5 72 (2.26%) Banking
6 57 (1.79%) Law
6 57 (1.79%) Legal
7 44 (1.38%) Aerospace
8 36 (1.13%) Marketing
9 31 (0.97%) Manufacturing
10 28 (0.88%) French Language
11 21 (0.66%) Financial Institution
12 20 (0.63%) German Language
12 20 (0.63%) Military
13 13 (0.41%) Front Office
14 12 (0.38%) Advertising
14 12 (0.38%) Back Office
14 12 (0.38%) Police
15 11 (0.35%) Fire and Rescue
16 10 (0.31%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 910 (28.58%) Network Engineer
2 388 (12.19%) Analyst
2 388 (12.19%) Support Engineer
3 327 (10.27%) IT Support
4 288 (9.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 277 (8.70%) Senior Network Engineer
6 256 (8.04%) IT Engineer
7 215 (6.75%) Architect
8 176 (5.53%) Support Analyst
9 166 (5.21%) IT Support Engineer
10 158 (4.96%) 2nd Line Support
11 157 (4.93%) Consultant
12 147 (4.62%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 142 (4.46%) Cisco Engineer
14 126 (3.96%) Cisco Network Engineer
15 114 (3.58%) IT Analyst
16 104 (3.27%) 3rd Line Support
17 103 (3.23%) Security Engineer
18 98 (3.08%) 2nd Line Engineer
19 88 (2.76%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (1.73%) LDAP
2 35 (1.10%) 802.1X
3 28 (0.88%) Web Services
4 21 (0.66%) LAMP
5 12 (0.38%) WebSphere MQ
6 11 (0.35%) XML
7 10 (0.31%) FIX Protocol
7 10 (0.31%) JSON
7 10 (0.31%) SOAP
8 8 (0.25%) .NET
8 8 (0.25%) HTML
8 8 (0.25%) Middleware
9 6 (0.19%) COM
9 6 (0.19%) SAML
9 6 (0.19%) Software Packaging
10 5 (0.16%) Elastic Stack
10 5 (0.16%) Jinja
11 4 (0.13%) YAML
12 3 (0.094%) CSS
12 3 (0.094%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 589 (18.50%) Data Centre
2 198 (6.22%) Management Information System
3 184 (5.78%) Analytical Skills
4 150 (4.71%) Self-Motivation
5 102 (3.20%) Video Conferencing
6 92 (2.89%) Driving Licence
7 61 (1.92%) Hybrid Cloud
8 60 (1.88%) Public Cloud
9 55 (1.73%) Clustering
9 55 (1.73%) Replication
10 45 (1.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 45 (1.41%) Private Cloud
11 42 (1.32%) PKI
12 38 (1.19%) iPhone
13 32 (1.01%) Internet of Things
14 30 (0.94%) Virtual Team
15 29 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
16 28 (0.88%) Fat Client
16 28 (0.88%) Thin Client
17 27 (0.85%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1,266 (39.76%) Windows
2 639 (20.07%) Windows Server
3 402 (12.63%) Linux
4 388 (12.19%) Windows 10
5 307 (9.64%) Windows 7
6 278 (8.73%) Windows Server 2012
7 167 (5.24%) Windows Server 2008
8 91 (2.86%) Unix
9 86 (2.70%) Android
10 76 (2.39%) Apple iOS
11 72 (2.26%) Windows 8
12 56 (1.76%) Windows Server 2003
13 45 (1.41%) Mac OS X
14 36 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 28 (0.88%) Ubuntu
16 27 (0.85%) CentOS
17 15 (0.47%) Mac OS
18 11 (0.35%) VMS
19 10 (0.31%) Windows Vista
20 8 (0.25%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 649 (20.38%) ITIL
2 376 (11.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 356 (11.18%) Problem-Solving
4 258 (8.10%) Load Balancing
5 244 (7.66%) Network Design
6 227 (7.13%) Change Management
7 206 (6.47%) Network Monitoring
8 200 (6.28%) Project Delivery
9 198 (6.22%) Project Management
10 194 (6.09%) Cybersecurity
11 192 (6.03%) Mentoring
12 169 (5.31%) Migration
13 168 (5.28%) Information Security
14 161 (5.06%) Service Delivery
15 153 (4.81%) Disaster Recovery
16 151 (4.74%) Agile Software Development
16 151 (4.74%) Network Management
16 151 (4.74%) Presales
17 143 (4.49%) Continuous Improvement
18 130 (4.08%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 235 (7.38%) SQL
2 167 (5.24%) PowerShell
3 79 (2.48%) Python
4 41 (1.29%) Bash Shell
5 28 (0.88%) C
6 24 (0.75%) Shell Script
7 14 (0.44%) VBScript
8 13 (0.41%) C#
9 12 (0.38%) Perl
10 11 (0.35%) C++
10 11 (0.35%) Java
11 7 (0.22%) Ada
11 7 (0.22%) JavaScript
12 6 (0.19%) PHP
13 5 (0.16%) Assembly Language
13 5 (0.16%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.094%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.063%) PL/SQL
16 1 (0.031%) Embedded C
16 1 (0.031%) VB
Qualifications
1 1,052 (33.04%) Cisco Certification
2 708 (22.24%) CCNP
3 511 (16.05%) CCNA
4 322 (10.11%) Degree
5 246 (7.73%) Microsoft Certification
6 217 (6.82%) CCIE
7 179 (5.62%) MCSE
8 163 (5.12%) Security Cleared
9 121 (3.80%) CCDP
10 120 (3.77%) SC Cleared
11 99 (3.11%) MCSA
12 81 (2.54%) MCP
13 77 (2.42%) JNCIP
14 65 (2.04%) CCSA
15 62 (1.95%) JNCIA
16 60 (1.88%) JNCIS
17 56 (1.76%) ITIL Certification
18 46 (1.44%) CISSP
19 45 (1.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
20 42 (1.32%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 262 (8.23%) SLA
2 110 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 59 (1.85%) PCI DSS
4 29 (0.91%) NIST
5 27 (0.85%) GDPR
6 26 (0.82%) Cyber Essentials
7 18 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 16 (0.50%) NIST 800
9 14 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 12 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 11 (0.35%) ISO 22301
12 6 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 6 (0.19%) PMO
13 5 (0.16%) ISO 9001
14 4 (0.13%) COBIT
14 4 (0.13%) QA
15 3 (0.094%) Solvency II
16 2 (0.063%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 2 (0.063%) ITGC
16 2 (0.063%) NCSC
System Software
1 983 (30.87%) Active Directory
2 590 (18.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 307 (9.64%) Hyper-V
4 106 (3.33%) XenApp
5 93 (2.92%) VMware ESXi
6 69 (2.17%) vSphere
7 63 (1.98%) Virtual Servers
8 60 (1.88%) XenDesktop
9 50 (1.57%) Terminal Services
10 43 (1.35%) Virtual Machines
11 42 (1.32%) Docker
12 33 (1.04%) VMware NSX
13 31 (0.97%) Firmware
14 26 (0.82%) Virtual Desktop
15 25 (0.79%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 20 (0.63%) VMware Workstation
17 11 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 10 (0.31%) vCloud
19 9 (0.28%) ProxySG
19 9 (0.28%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 256 (8.04%) SCCM
2 64 (2.01%) Microsoft Intune
3 63 (1.98%) FortiGate
4 56 (1.76%) Ansible
4 56 (1.76%) Cisco Prime
4 56 (1.76%) WSUS
5 51 (1.60%) Puppet
5 51 (1.60%) vCenter Server
6 50 (1.57%) SCOM
7 45 (1.41%) Backup Exec
8 35 (1.10%) Nagios
9 33 (1.04%) Terraform
10 32 (1.01%) Kubernetes
11 31 (0.97%) Cisco CUCM
12 25 (0.79%) Single Sign-On
13 22 (0.69%) ZABBIX
14 21 (0.66%) AirWatch
14 21 (0.66%) Norton AntiVirus
14 21 (0.66%) SolarWinds Orion
15 20 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1,547 (48.59%) Cisco
2 1,041 (32.69%) Microsoft
3 819 (25.72%) VMware
4 442 (13.88%) Citrix
5 359 (11.28%) Juniper
6 326 (10.24%) CheckPoint
7 298 (9.36%) Palo Alto
8 233 (7.32%) Meraki
9 226 (7.10%) F5
10 223 (7.00%) HP
11 220 (6.91%) SolarWinds
12 152 (4.77%) Fortinet
13 124 (3.89%) Veeam
14 92 (2.89%) Dell
15 80 (2.51%) Mitel
16 79 (2.48%) Aruba
17 74 (2.32%) Avaya
17 74 (2.32%) Google
18 71 (2.23%) Red Hat
19 70 (2.20%) NetApp