Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
UK > England
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 127 100 98
Rank change year-on-year -27 -2 +13
Permanent jobs citing WAN 4332 5267 5944
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.57% 2.95% 2.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.33% 17.32% 17.18%
Number of salaries quoted 3665 4453 5218
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +7.14%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £70,618 £67,500 £71,250
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +8.43%

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 26531 30402 34594
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.72% 17.03% 16.81%
Number of salaries quoted 21596 25068 28794
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £72,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017. 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 -23 1535 £52,500 - 66
South East -27 934 £40,000 -6.98% 41
North of England +9 779 £40,000 +6.67% 54
Midlands -35 454 £40,000 - 37
North West +25 433 £43,000 +13.91% 30
East of England +8 403 £45,500 +7.06% 14
West Midlands -18 335 £40,000 +6.67% 19
Yorkshire -7 305 £37,500 - 20
South West -43 244 £37,500 +7.14% 8
East Midlands -63 117 £36,500 -14.12% 17
North East +7 41 £35,000 -1.55% 4
WAN
UK

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT jobs citing WAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for WAN.

1 3487 (80.49%) LAN
2 2196 (50.69%) Cisco
3 2068 (47.74%) Firewall
4 1816 (41.92%) Windows
5 1504 (34.72%) Microsoft
6 1448 (33.43%) Active Directory
7 1421 (32.80%) VMware
8 1387 (32.02%) Cisco Certification
9 1239 (28.60%) VPN
10 1084 (25.02%) Windows Server
11 1034 (23.87%) ITIL
12 980 (22.62%) VMware Infrastructure
13 970 (22.39%) TCP/IP
14 942 (21.75%) DNS
15 909 (20.98%) CCNP
16 893 (20.61%) Data Centre
17 864 (19.94%) MPLS
18 799 (18.44%) DHCP
19 791 (18.26%) MS Exchange
20 785 (18.12%) CCNA
21 683 (15.77%) Wireless
22 675 (15.58%) Juniper
23 672 (15.51%) Finance
24 666 (15.37%) VoIP
25 665 (15.35%) Office 365
26 663 (15.30%) BGP
27 627 (14.47%) Windows Server 2008
28 608 (14.04%) Network Security
29 606 (13.99%) CheckPoint
30 596 (13.76%) Citrix

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
1 791 (18.26%) MS Exchange
2 309 (7.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 193 (4.46%) Exchange Server 2013
4 174 (4.02%) SharePoint
5 170 (3.92%) Skype for Business
6 135 (3.12%) Exchange Server 2007
7 116 (2.68%) IIS
8 73 (1.69%) CMS
9 66 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2003
10 44 (1.02%) Apache
11 40 (0.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 39 (0.90%) Tomcat
13 29 (0.67%) Confluence
14 27 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
15 19 (0.44%) OpenStack
16 16 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
16 16 (0.37%) IBM Notes
16 16 (0.37%) WebLogic
17 13 (0.30%) IBM Domino
17 13 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 480 (11.08%) Microsoft Office
2 60 (1.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 55 (1.27%) Microsoft Project
3 55 (1.27%) MS Visio
4 39 (0.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.12%) Houdini
5 5 (0.12%) Maya
5 5 (0.12%) NUKE
5 5 (0.12%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.046%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.023%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 18 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.069%) Maximo
4 3 (0.069%) Workfront
5 2 (0.046%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.046%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.046%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.046%) Visualfiles
6 1 (0.023%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.023%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
6 1 (0.023%) Magento
6 1 (0.023%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.023%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.023%) Pegasus Opera
6 1 (0.023%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 665 (15.35%) Office 365
2 531 (12.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 374 (8.63%) Amazon AWS
4 161 (3.72%) IaaS
5 144 (3.32%) PaaS
6 101 (2.33%) SaaS
7 71 (1.64%) Azure Active Directory
8 38 (0.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 30 (0.69%) Mimecast
10 18 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
11 17 (0.39%) G Suite
12 12 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
12 12 (0.28%) Amazon S3
12 12 (0.28%) OneDrive
13 10 (0.23%) Amazon SQS
14 9 (0.21%) Slack
15 5 (0.12%) Akamai
15 5 (0.12%) AWS CloudTrail
15 5 (0.12%) IBM Cloud
16 4 (0.092%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 3487 (80.49%) LAN
2 2068 (47.74%) Firewall
3 1239 (28.60%) VPN
4 970 (22.39%) TCP/IP
5 942 (21.75%) DNS
6 864 (19.94%) MPLS
7 799 (18.44%) DHCP
8 683 (15.77%) Wireless
9 666 (15.37%) VoIP
10 663 (15.30%) BGP
11 608 (14.04%) Network Security
12 596 (13.76%) OSPF
13 577 (13.32%) Cisco ASA
14 547 (12.63%) SAN
15 506 (11.68%) VLAN
16 381 (8.80%) Cisco Nexus
17 370 (8.54%) IPsec
18 354 (8.17%) Cisco IOS
19 345 (7.96%) Wi-Fi
20 332 (7.66%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 395 (9.12%) SQL Server
2 67 (1.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 61 (1.41%) MySQL
4 39 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
5 28 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
6 20 (0.46%) Amazon RDS
7 15 (0.35%) Oracle Database
8 10 (0.23%) Big Data
8 10 (0.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (0.16%) MariaDB
9 7 (0.16%) NoSQL
9 7 (0.16%) Relational Database
10 6 (0.14%) Apache Cassandra
10 6 (0.14%) Oracle Database 11g
11 5 (0.12%) MongoDB
11 5 (0.12%) Oracle Exadata
11 5 (0.12%) Oracle ODI
11 5 (0.12%) SQL Server 2014
12 4 (0.092%) SAP HANA
12 4 (0.092%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 48 (1.11%) Git (software)
2 47 (1.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 36 (0.83%) JIRA
4 29 (0.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 26 (0.60%) Octopus Deploy
6 17 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
7 11 (0.25%) Jenkins
8 8 (0.18%) Metasploit
9 7 (0.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 6 (0.14%) Burp Suite
10 6 (0.14%) Visual Studio
11 5 (0.12%) Vagrant
12 3 (0.069%) JMeter
12 3 (0.069%) LoadRunner
12 3 (0.069%) Sonatype Nexus
12 3 (0.069%) TeamCity
13 2 (0.046%) Liquibase
13 2 (0.046%) Mercurial
13 2 (0.046%) Subversion
13 2 (0.046%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 672 (15.51%) Finance
2 396 (9.14%) Telecoms
3 142 (3.28%) Retail
4 116 (2.68%) Banking
5 104 (2.40%) Law
6 75 (1.73%) Marketing
7 69 (1.59%) Legal
8 68 (1.57%) Manufacturing
9 52 (1.20%) Financial Institution
10 47 (1.08%) Advertising
11 37 (0.85%) Back Office
12 33 (0.76%) Games
13 31 (0.72%) Electronics
14 25 (0.58%) Investment Banking
15 23 (0.53%) Publishing
16 20 (0.46%) Military
17 17 (0.39%) Multimedia
18 16 (0.37%) Automotive
19 14 (0.32%) French Language
19 14 (0.32%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1093 (25.23%) Network Engineer
2 622 (14.36%) Analyst
3 487 (11.24%) Support Engineer
4 401 (9.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 335 (7.73%) Architect
6 292 (6.74%) Senior Network Engineer
7 284 (6.56%) Cisco Engineer
8 271 (6.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 248 (5.72%) IT Support
10 244 (5.63%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 224 (5.17%) Support Analyst
12 222 (5.12%) Consultant
13 214 (4.94%) IT Engineer
14 199 (4.59%) 3rd Line Support
15 178 (4.11%) Administrator
16 172 (3.97%) Security Engineer
17 166 (3.83%) Network Support
18 162 (3.74%) Network Analyst
19 158 (3.65%) 2nd Line Support
20 146 (3.37%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (2.40%) Web Services
2 65 (1.50%) 802.1X
3 58 (1.34%) XMPP
4 52 (1.20%) .NET
5 48 (1.11%) HTML
6 43 (0.99%) XML
7 32 (0.74%) FIX Protocol
8 27 (0.62%) Middleware
9 21 (0.48%) JSON
10 19 (0.44%) POSIX
10 19 (0.44%) REST
11 17 (0.39%) LAMP
12 16 (0.37%) SAML
13 15 (0.35%) CSS
13 15 (0.35%) WAP
14 14 (0.32%) SOAP
15 12 (0.28%) Django
16 9 (0.21%) ASP.NET
16 9 (0.21%) HTML5
17 8 (0.18%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 893 (20.61%) Data Centre
2 261 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
3 181 (4.18%) Management Information System
4 176 (4.06%) Driving Licence
5 168 (3.88%) Computer Science
6 141 (3.25%) Clustering
7 105 (2.42%) Video Conferencing
8 74 (1.71%) Public Cloud
9 66 (1.52%) Hedge funds
10 59 (1.36%) Replication
11 56 (1.29%) PKI
12 53 (1.22%) Blackberry
12 53 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
13 46 (1.06%) Linux Command Line
13 46 (1.06%) Mobile Computing
14 43 (0.99%) Virtual Team
15 40 (0.92%) iPad
16 31 (0.72%) Fixed Income
17 30 (0.69%) Enterprise Storage
18 26 (0.60%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1816 (41.92%) Windows
2 1084 (25.02%) Windows Server
3 627 (14.47%) Windows Server 2008
4 583 (13.46%) Linux
5 568 (13.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 451 (10.41%) Windows 7
7 295 (6.81%) Windows 10
8 241 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
9 174 (4.02%) Unix
10 164 (3.79%) Windows 8
11 105 (2.42%) Windows XP
12 101 (2.33%) CentOS
13 95 (2.19%) Android
14 82 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 54 (1.25%) Mac OS X
16 47 (1.08%) Ubuntu
17 40 (0.92%) Apple iOS
18 33 (0.76%) Debian
19 24 (0.55%) Windows 2000 Server
20 23 (0.53%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1034 (23.87%) ITIL
2 388 (8.96%) Load Balancing
3 363 (8.38%) Project Management
4 297 (6.86%) Network Design
5 285 (6.58%) Service Delivery
6 280 (6.46%) Presales
7 269 (6.21%) Change Management
8 255 (5.89%) Network Monitoring
9 239 (5.52%) Network Management
10 234 (5.40%) Disaster Recovery
11 227 (5.24%) Incident Management
12 226 (5.22%) Service Management
13 223 (5.15%) Mentoring
13 223 (5.15%) PRINCE2
14 193 (4.46%) Agile Software Development
15 188 (4.34%) High Availability
16 165 (3.81%) Migration
17 155 (3.58%) Information Security
18 149 (3.44%) Problem Management
19 143 (3.30%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 305 (7.04%) SQL
2 251 (5.79%) PowerShell
3 217 (5.01%) Python
4 126 (2.91%) Bash Shell
5 123 (2.84%) Perl
6 91 (2.10%) Java
7 90 (2.08%) C
8 46 (1.06%) Ruby
9 35 (0.81%) Shell Script
10 33 (0.76%) C++
11 31 (0.72%) VBScript
12 23 (0.53%) T-SQL
13 22 (0.51%) Lua
14 16 (0.37%) JavaScript
15 15 (0.35%) PHP
15 15 (0.35%) Tcl
16 14 (0.32%) C#
17 13 (0.30%) Korn
18 8 (0.18%) R
19 6 (0.14%) VB
Qualifications
1 1387 (32.02%) Cisco Certification
2 909 (20.98%) CCNP
3 785 (18.12%) CCNA
4 488 (11.27%) Microsoft Certification
5 412 (9.51%) Degree
6 330 (7.62%) CCIE
7 309 (7.13%) MCSE
8 220 (5.08%) Security Cleared
9 219 (5.06%) MCSA
10 202 (4.66%) MCP
11 173 (3.99%) SC Cleared
12 115 (2.65%) ITIL Certification
13 110 (2.54%) DV Cleared
14 108 (2.49%) CCDP
15 104 (2.40%) MCITP
16 93 (2.15%) CCSA
17 90 (2.08%) Computer Science Degree
18 86 (1.99%) CISSP
19 84 (1.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
20 81 (1.87%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 307 (7.09%) SLA
2 129 (2.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 110 (2.54%) PCI DSS
4 37 (0.85%) PMO
5 32 (0.74%) Cyber Essentials
6 20 (0.46%) QA
7 18 (0.42%) COBIT
8 14 (0.32%) GDPR
9 12 (0.28%) HIPAA
9 12 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 11 (0.25%) ISO 9001
11 9 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 8 (0.18%) NIST 800
13 5 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 4 (0.092%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 3 (0.069%) Data Quality
16 2 (0.046%) RMADS
17 1 (0.023%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1448 (33.43%) Active Directory
2 980 (22.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 532 (12.28%) Hyper-V
4 194 (4.48%) vSphere
5 152 (3.51%) XenApp
6 126 (2.91%) VMware ESXi
7 103 (2.38%) Terminal Services
8 67 (1.55%) Virtual Servers
9 65 (1.50%) Virtual Machines
10 47 (1.08%) XenDesktop
11 45 (1.04%) Docker
12 28 (0.65%) XenServer
13 25 (0.58%) Firmware
14 23 (0.53%) ProxySG
15 22 (0.51%) Kamailio
16 21 (0.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 20 (0.46%) Virtual Desktop
18 19 (0.44%) DFS Replication
19 16 (0.37%) KVM
19 16 (0.37%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 196 (4.52%) SCCM
2 117 (2.70%) Nagios
3 103 (2.38%) Puppet
4 94 (2.17%) WSUS
5 92 (2.12%) Cisco CUCM
6 72 (1.66%) Backup Exec
7 61 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
8 56 (1.29%) Cisco Prime
8 56 (1.29%) vCenter Server
9 51 (1.18%) Cisco UCCX
10 48 (1.11%) FortiGate
11 47 (1.08%) SCOM
12 45 (1.04%) Cacti
13 42 (0.97%) AirWatch
14 41 (0.95%) Ansible
15 40 (0.92%) Opsview
16 38 (0.88%) Cisco LMS
17 36 (0.83%) Cisco UCCE
18 32 (0.74%) SolarWinds Orion
19 28 (0.65%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 2196 (50.69%) Cisco
2 1504 (34.72%) Microsoft
3 1421 (32.80%) VMware
4 675 (15.58%) Juniper
5 606 (13.99%) CheckPoint
6 596 (13.76%) Citrix
7 461 (10.64%) F5
8 386 (8.91%) HP
9 346 (7.99%) Palo Alto
10 199 (4.59%) SolarWinds
11 155 (3.58%) Riverbed
12 149 (3.44%) NetApp
13 147 (3.39%) Dell
14 139 (3.21%) Avaya
15 134 (3.09%) Fortinet
15 134 (3.09%) Meraki
16 116 (2.68%) Red Hat
17 108 (2.49%) Veeam
18 102 (2.35%) Oracle
19 88 (2.03%) Blue Coat