Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
UK > England
6 months to
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 138 126 106
Rank change year-on-year -12 -20 -13
Permanent jobs citing WAN 3,899 4,410 5,537
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.37% 2.64% 2.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.62% 16.45% 16.97%
Number of salaries quoted 3,214 3,731 4,870
England median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.22% - -
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £25,125
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £68,750
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 24,959 26,808 32,624
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.18% 16.04% 17.04%
Number of salaries quoted 19,883 21,889 27,346
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £71,250
UK median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.33% - -

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 16 July 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 16 July 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 -20 1,485 £52,500 - 131
South East -13 815 £45,000 +12.50% 86
North of England -13 592 £38,875 +3.67% 98
Midlands +2 494 £40,000 -5.88% 71
North West -29 324 £40,000 - 60
West Midlands +5 316 £40,000 - 41
East of England -31 305 £45,000 -4.26% 46
South West -12 239 £38,000 +8.57% 29
Yorkshire -2 221 £37,500 +7.14% 29
East Midlands +15 181 £40,000 -5.88% 30
North East +20 47 £35,000 -4.11% 9
South Coast - 1 - -
WAN
UK

For the 6 months to 16 July 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 3,125 (80.15%) LAN
2 2,054 (52.68%) Cisco
3 1,751 (44.91%) Firewall
4 1,685 (43.22%) Windows
5 1,352 (34.68%) VMware
6 1,338 (34.32%) Microsoft
7 1,240 (31.80%) Cisco Certification
8 1,228 (31.50%) Active Directory
9 1,022 (26.21%) ITIL
10 1,000 (25.65%) VPN
11 968 (24.83%) Data Centre
12 962 (24.67%) Windows Server
13 924 (23.70%) VMware Infrastructure
14 912 (23.39%) CCNP
15 785 (20.13%) TCP/IP
16 764 (19.59%) Wireless
17 729 (18.70%) DNS
18 726 (18.62%) MPLS
19 725 (18.59%) Office 365
20 711 (18.24%) CCNA
21 704 (18.06%) Finance
22 682 (17.49%) Citrix
23 631 (16.18%) MS Exchange
24 606 (15.54%) CheckPoint
25 594 (15.23%) Microsoft Azure
26 586 (15.03%) Network Security
27 530 (13.59%) VoIP
28 527 (13.52%) DHCP
29 526 (13.49%) Windows Server 2008
30 502 (12.88%) Linux

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
1 631 (16.18%) MS Exchange
2 189 (4.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 171 (4.39%) SharePoint
4 156 (4.00%) Skype for Business
5 149 (3.82%) Exchange Server 2013
6 106 (2.72%) IIS
7 71 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2007
8 70 (1.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 40 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2003
10 35 (0.90%) Apache
11 31 (0.80%) IBM Notes
12 28 (0.72%) WebSphere
13 18 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
14 16 (0.41%) OpenStack
14 16 (0.41%) Tomcat
14 16 (0.41%) WebLogic
15 14 (0.36%) Oracle Service Bus
16 13 (0.33%) Office Communications Server
17 11 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
18 9 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 449 (11.52%) Microsoft Office
2 69 (1.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 51 (1.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 50 (1.28%) MS Visio
5 24 (0.62%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.10%) SOLIDWORKS
7 3 (0.077%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.051%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.026%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.026%) EPLAN
9 1 (0.026%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.026%) LibreOffice
9 1 (0.026%) Mozilla Thunderbird
9 1 (0.026%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 22 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
2 14 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (0.26%) Elite 3E
4 7 (0.18%) Cognos TM1
5 4 (0.10%) Orchard Housing
5 4 (0.10%) Workfront
6 3 (0.077%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.051%) Carpe Diem
7 2 (0.051%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.051%) Pegasus Opera
7 2 (0.051%) Visualfiles
8 1 (0.026%) assyst
8 1 (0.026%) FLEXCUBE
8 1 (0.026%) Infor M3
8 1 (0.026%) Lawson
8 1 (0.026%) Primavera
8 1 (0.026%) Raiser's Edge
8 1 (0.026%) Sage 50
8 1 (0.026%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.026%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 725 (18.59%) Office 365
2 594 (15.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 429 (11.00%) Amazon AWS
4 106 (2.72%) IaaS
5 101 (2.59%) SaaS
6 89 (2.28%) Cloud Computing
7 66 (1.69%) PaaS
8 40 (1.03%) Amazon EC2
9 37 (0.95%) Mimecast
10 34 (0.87%) G Suite
11 31 (0.80%) IBM Cloud
12 26 (0.67%) Azure Active Directory
13 24 (0.62%) Amazon S3
14 20 (0.51%) Akamai
14 20 (0.51%) AWS CloudFormation
15 17 (0.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 16 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
17 14 (0.36%) AWS Lambda
17 14 (0.36%) Serverless
18 13 (0.33%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 3,125 (80.15%) LAN
2 1,751 (44.91%) Firewall
3 1,000 (25.65%) VPN
4 785 (20.13%) TCP/IP
5 764 (19.59%) Wireless
6 729 (18.70%) DNS
7 726 (18.62%) MPLS
8 586 (15.03%) Network Security
9 530 (13.59%) VoIP
10 527 (13.52%) DHCP
11 496 (12.72%) Cisco ASA
12 494 (12.67%) SAN
13 490 (12.57%) BGP
14 471 (12.08%) OSPF
15 466 (11.95%) VLAN
16 432 (11.08%) Cisco Nexus
17 395 (10.13%) WLAN
18 386 (9.90%) Wi-Fi
19 273 (7.00%) Cisco IOS
20 225 (5.77%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 361 (9.26%) SQL Server
2 64 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 49 (1.26%) MySQL
4 43 (1.10%) Big Data
5 33 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
6 32 (0.82%) SQL Server 2014
7 23 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
8 21 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
9 19 (0.49%) Amazon RDS
10 17 (0.44%) Hadoop
11 16 (0.41%) NoSQL
12 15 (0.38%) Apache Cassandra
12 15 (0.38%) MongoDB
12 15 (0.38%) Relational Database
13 14 (0.36%) Oracle Database
14 9 (0.23%) SQL Server 2016
15 8 (0.21%) Amazon Redshift
16 7 (0.18%) Blockchain
17 6 (0.15%) MS Access
18 4 (0.10%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 55 (1.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 36 (0.92%) Sonatype Nexus
3 29 (0.74%) Git (software)
4 18 (0.46%) Jenkins
5 14 (0.36%) JIRA
5 14 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
6 13 (0.33%) TeamCity
7 9 (0.23%) Artifactory
7 9 (0.23%) InstallShield
8 8 (0.21%) Selenium
9 7 (0.18%) JMeter
9 7 (0.18%) NUnit
9 7 (0.18%) SpecFlow
9 7 (0.18%) Visual Studio Team System
10 6 (0.15%) Subversion
10 6 (0.15%) Vagrant
11 3 (0.077%) Metasploit
12 2 (0.051%) Apache Archiva
12 2 (0.051%) Bitbucket
13 1 (0.026%) Burp Suite
General
1 704 (18.06%) Finance
2 297 (7.62%) Telecoms
3 255 (6.54%) Retail
4 179 (4.59%) Banking
5 79 (2.03%) Legal
6 70 (1.80%) Manufacturing
7 68 (1.74%) Marketing
8 65 (1.67%) Advertising
9 63 (1.62%) Law
10 57 (1.46%) Financial Institution
11 56 (1.44%) Investment Banking
12 39 (1.00%) Back Office
13 31 (0.80%) Publishing
14 26 (0.67%) Multimedia
15 25 (0.64%) Front Office
16 18 (0.46%) Billing
17 15 (0.38%) Games
18 14 (0.36%) Electronics
19 12 (0.31%) Automotive
19 12 (0.31%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 927 (23.78%) Network Engineer
2 520 (13.34%) Analyst
3 424 (10.87%) Support Engineer
4 397 (10.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 367 (9.41%) Architect
6 241 (6.18%) IT Support
7 230 (5.90%) Cisco Engineer
7 230 (5.90%) Senior Network Engineer
8 220 (5.64%) Support Analyst
9 186 (4.77%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 182 (4.67%) Security Engineer
11 164 (4.21%) IT Engineer
12 159 (4.08%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 151 (3.87%) Solutions Architect
14 147 (3.77%) Network Security Engineer
15 139 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support
16 129 (3.31%) Infrastructure Manager
17 127 (3.26%) Consultant
18 122 (3.13%) Network Architect
19 121 (3.10%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (1.77%) Middleware
2 67 (1.72%) 802.1X
3 54 (1.38%) Web Services
4 44 (1.13%) .NET
5 29 (0.74%) LDAP
6 28 (0.72%) HTML
7 27 (0.69%) FIX Protocol
8 26 (0.67%) XML
9 22 (0.56%) WebSphere MQ
10 21 (0.54%) JSON
11 14 (0.36%) Flash
11 14 (0.36%) WSH
12 13 (0.33%) CSS
13 11 (0.28%) COM
13 11 (0.28%) LAMP
14 10 (0.26%) RESTful
14 10 (0.26%) Software Packaging
15 9 (0.23%) React
15 9 (0.23%) X-Windows
16 8 (0.21%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 968 (24.83%) Data Centre
2 332 (8.52%) Analytical Skills
3 164 (4.21%) Computer Science
4 152 (3.90%) Management Information System
4 152 (3.90%) Self-Motivation
5 147 (3.77%) Driving Licence
6 85 (2.18%) Video Conferencing
7 82 (2.10%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 81 (2.08%) Hedge funds
9 77 (1.97%) Cyberthreat
10 74 (1.90%) Blackberry
11 71 (1.82%) Public Cloud
12 68 (1.74%) Private Cloud
13 66 (1.69%) Virtual Team
14 62 (1.59%) Clustering
15 51 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
16 50 (1.28%) Replication
17 42 (1.08%) Fat Client
17 42 (1.08%) Thin Client
18 41 (1.05%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1,685 (43.22%) Windows
2 962 (24.67%) Windows Server
3 526 (13.49%) Windows Server 2008
4 502 (12.88%) Linux
5 471 (12.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 383 (9.82%) Windows 7
7 312 (8.00%) Windows 10
8 144 (3.69%) Unix
9 141 (3.62%) Windows Server 2003
10 114 (2.92%) Windows 8
11 64 (1.64%) Android
12 50 (1.28%) Mac OS X
13 48 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 44 (1.13%) Windows XP
15 33 (0.85%) CentOS
16 31 (0.80%) Apple iOS
16 31 (0.80%) Solaris
17 21 (0.54%) AIX
18 18 (0.46%) Mac OS
18 18 (0.46%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,022 (26.21%) ITIL
2 432 (11.08%) Problem-Solving
3 392 (10.05%) Project Management
4 305 (7.82%) Load Balancing
5 282 (7.23%) Disaster Recovery
6 278 (7.13%) Network Management
7 259 (6.64%) Service Management
8 252 (6.46%) Presales
9 240 (6.16%) Incident Management
10 238 (6.10%) Service Delivery
11 228 (5.85%) Network Design
12 206 (5.28%) Migration
13 195 (5.00%) PRINCE2
14 191 (4.90%) Kalman Filter
15 187 (4.80%) Agile Software Development
15 187 (4.80%) Information Security
15 187 (4.80%) Network Monitoring
16 178 (4.57%) Network Architecture
17 164 (4.21%) Root Cause Analysis
18 155 (3.98%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 351 (9.00%) PowerShell
2 337 (8.64%) SQL
3 217 (5.57%) Python
4 56 (1.44%) C
5 54 (1.38%) Bash Shell
6 40 (1.03%) Perl
7 27 (0.69%) PHP
8 26 (0.67%) Ruby
8 26 (0.67%) T-SQL
9 25 (0.64%) Shell Script
10 23 (0.59%) VBScript
11 21 (0.54%) C#
11 21 (0.54%) Java
12 16 (0.41%) VB
13 5 (0.13%) Go
13 5 (0.13%) JavaScript
14 3 (0.077%) VBA
15 1 (0.026%) C++
15 1 (0.026%) Korn
15 1 (0.026%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 1,240 (31.80%) Cisco Certification
2 912 (23.39%) CCNP
3 711 (18.24%) CCNA
4 398 (10.21%) Degree
5 394 (10.11%) Microsoft Certification
6 252 (6.46%) MCSE
7 231 (5.92%) CCIE
8 193 (4.95%) Security Cleared
9 148 (3.80%) CCDP
10 135 (3.46%) MCSA
10 135 (3.46%) SC Cleared
11 119 (3.05%) MCP
12 105 (2.69%) CISSP
13 102 (2.62%) ITIL Certification
14 83 (2.13%) MCITP
15 82 (2.10%) Computer Science Degree
16 80 (2.05%) DV Cleared
17 49 (1.26%) CISM
18 45 (1.15%) JNCIP
18 45 (1.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 390 (10.00%) SLA
2 143 (3.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 102 (2.62%) PCI DSS
4 62 (1.59%) GDPR
5 49 (1.26%) Cyber Essentials
6 34 (0.87%) PMO
7 32 (0.82%) COBIT
8 20 (0.51%) QA
9 17 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 16 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 11 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 6 (0.15%) Data Quality
13 5 (0.13%) ISO 22301
13 5 (0.13%) ISO 9001
14 4 (0.10%) HIPAA
14 4 (0.10%) ISO 14001
14 4 (0.10%) NIST 800
14 4 (0.10%) PMBOK
15 2 (0.051%) ISAE 3402
15 2 (0.051%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 1,228 (31.50%) Active Directory
2 924 (23.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 476 (12.21%) Hyper-V
4 175 (4.49%) XenApp
5 170 (4.36%) VMware ESXi
6 123 (3.15%) XenDesktop
7 115 (2.95%) vSphere
8 71 (1.82%) VMware NSX
9 56 (1.44%) Firmware
10 54 (1.38%) XenServer
11 51 (1.31%) Terminal Services
11 51 (1.31%) Virtual Servers
12 47 (1.21%) Virtual Machines
13 41 (1.05%) Virtual Desktop
14 36 (0.92%) VMware Server
15 29 (0.74%) Docker
16 24 (0.62%) ProxySG
17 20 (0.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 19 (0.49%) NFS
19 15 (0.38%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 162 (4.15%) SCCM
2 146 (3.74%) Cisco Prime
3 111 (2.85%) Nagios
4 93 (2.39%) Puppet
5 79 (2.03%) Backup Exec
6 76 (1.95%) Cisco CUCM
7 66 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
8 65 (1.67%) SCOM
9 64 (1.64%) FortiGate
10 53 (1.36%) Ansible
11 52 (1.33%) AirWatch
11 52 (1.33%) WSUS
12 50 (1.28%) Cisco LMS
12 50 (1.28%) Opsview
13 46 (1.18%) Norton AntiVirus
14 42 (1.08%) Terraform
15 37 (0.95%) QRadar
16 36 (0.92%) Nessus
16 36 (0.92%) vCenter Server
17 35 (0.90%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 2,054 (52.68%) Cisco
2 1,352 (34.68%) VMware
3 1,338 (34.32%) Microsoft
4 682 (17.49%) Citrix
5 606 (15.54%) CheckPoint
6 480 (12.31%) Juniper
7 447 (11.46%) HP
8 446 (11.44%) F5
9 330 (8.46%) SolarWinds
10 255 (6.54%) Palo Alto
11 224 (5.75%) Fortinet
11 224 (5.75%) Meraki
12 177 (4.54%) NetApp
13 164 (4.21%) Oracle
14 154 (3.95%) Riverbed
15 128 (3.28%) Dell
16 127 (3.26%) Blue Coat
17 119 (3.05%) Avaya
18 115 (2.95%) EMC
19 103 (2.64%) Forcepoint