Period
to 29 September 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 29 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
UK > England
6 months to
29 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 124 92 147
Rank change year-on-year -32 +55 -19
Permanent jobs citing WAN 1,170 4,220 3,629
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 2.63% 3.30% 2.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.84% 20.82% 15.69%
Number of salaries quoted 1,053 3,189 3,107
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -2.17% +2.22%
10th Percentile £28,800 £25,000 £26,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £44,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +13.64% -2.22% -

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 6,948 20,268 23,130
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.60% 15.85% 15.00%
Number of salaries quoted 5,539 15,482 18,460
Median annual salary £52,500 £46,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.90% -2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £30,743 £25,750 £26,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +16.67% -5.26% +5.56%

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 29 September 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 29 September 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 -27 378 £60,000 +20.00% 41
North of England -45 230 £41,000 +2.16% 67
South East -12 207 £50,000 +11.11% 35
Midlands -15 155 £44,000 +3.53% 38
North West +19 118 £47,500 +11.76% 37
West Midlands 0 118 £44,500 -6.32% 22
South West +2 108 £35,000 -12.50% 17
Yorkshire -53 89 £40,000 - 24
East of England +30 81 £47,500 +30.14% 17
East Midlands -15 35 £40,000 +19.40% 16
North East +17 23 £37,500 +10.29% 6
WAN
UK

For the 6 months to 29 September 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.

1 922 (78.80%) LAN
2 712 (60.85%) Cisco
3 607 (51.88%) Firewall
4 420 (35.90%) Cisco Certification
5 419 (35.81%) VMware
6 406 (34.70%) Windows
7 390 (33.33%) Microsoft
8 378 (32.31%) Active Directory
9 342 (29.23%) Azure
10 325 (27.78%) VPN
11 262 (22.39%) CCNP
11 262 (22.39%) Office 365
12 261 (22.31%) ITIL
13 252 (21.54%) MPLS
14 249 (21.28%) Wireless
14 249 (21.28%) DNS
15 248 (21.20%) Data Centre
16 242 (20.68%) CCNA
17 237 (20.26%) Windows Server
18 227 (19.40%) BGP
19 213 (18.21%) TCP/IP
20 210 (17.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 208 (17.78%) DHCP
22 204 (17.44%) Wi-Fi
22 204 (17.44%) VMware Infrastructure
23 202 (17.26%) Network Security
24 199 (17.01%) OSPF
25 180 (15.38%) CheckPoint
26 179 (15.30%) AWS
27 167 (14.27%) VoIP

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 82 (7.01%) MS Exchange
2 41 (3.50%) Skype for Business
3 36 (3.08%) SharePoint
4 30 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
5 21 (1.79%) IIS
6 20 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2010
7 11 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
8 9 (0.77%) CMS
9 6 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (0.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (0.34%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.085%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.085%) Confluence
11 1 (0.085%) DNN
11 1 (0.085%) Drupal
11 1 (0.085%) Joomla!
11 1 (0.085%) MS Project Server
11 1 (0.085%) Smallworld
11 1 (0.085%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.085%) WordPress
Applications
1 93 (7.95%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (2.05%) MS Visio
3 8 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.085%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 5 (0.43%) Carpe Diem
2 1 (0.085%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.085%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 342 (29.23%) Azure
2 262 (22.39%) Office 365
3 179 (15.30%) AWS
4 52 (4.44%) Azure Active Directory
5 36 (3.08%) GCP
5 36 (3.08%) SaaS
6 35 (2.99%) IaaS
7 22 (1.88%) Route 53
7 22 (1.88%) Slack
8 21 (1.79%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 21 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
8 21 (1.79%) Mimecast
9 13 (1.11%) PaaS
10 8 (0.68%) OneDrive
11 5 (0.43%) AWS IoT
11 5 (0.43%) Smartsheet
12 4 (0.34%) G Suite
12 4 (0.34%) Power Platform
13 3 (0.26%) Amazon ECS
13 3 (0.26%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 922 (78.80%) LAN
2 607 (51.88%) Firewall
3 325 (27.78%) VPN
4 252 (21.54%) MPLS
5 249 (21.28%) DNS
5 249 (21.28%) Wireless
6 227 (19.40%) BGP
7 213 (18.21%) TCP/IP
8 208 (17.78%) DHCP
9 204 (17.44%) Wi-Fi
10 202 (17.26%) Network Security
11 199 (17.01%) OSPF
12 167 (14.27%) VoIP
13 157 (13.42%) Cisco ASA
14 146 (12.48%) VLAN
15 134 (11.45%) SAN
16 97 (8.29%) EIGRP
17 93 (7.95%) Cisco Nexus
18 81 (6.92%) Internet
19 80 (6.84%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (5.38%) SQL Server
2 10 (0.85%) Amazon RDS
2 10 (0.85%) MySQL
3 7 (0.60%) Big Data
4 4 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (0.26%) Blockchain
5 3 (0.26%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (0.26%) Power BI
5 3 (0.26%) Redis
6 2 (0.17%) Amazon Aurora
6 2 (0.17%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.17%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.17%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.17%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.17%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (0.17%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (0.17%) SQL Server 2019
7 1 (0.085%) GIS
7 1 (0.085%) OLAP
7 1 (0.085%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 12 (1.03%) Git (software)
2 8 (0.68%) Jenkins
3 7 (0.60%) JIRA
4 6 (0.51%) Sonatype Nexus
4 6 (0.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 5 (0.43%) Bitbucket
6 3 (0.26%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.17%) GitLab
General
1 164 (14.02%) Finance
2 72 (6.15%) Telecoms
3 35 (2.99%) Public Sector
4 30 (2.56%) Financial Institution
5 27 (2.31%) Law
6 20 (1.71%) Banking
7 13 (1.11%) Legal
7 13 (1.11%) Military
8 9 (0.77%) Retail
9 6 (0.51%) Investment Banking
9 6 (0.51%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.51%) Marketing
10 4 (0.34%) French Language
10 4 (0.34%) Korean Language
11 3 (0.26%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.17%) Billing
12 2 (0.17%) Electronics
12 2 (0.17%) Front Office
13 1 (0.085%) Local Government
13 1 (0.085%) Police
Job Titles
1 456 (38.97%) Network Engineer
2 185 (15.81%) Senior Network Engineer
3 135 (11.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 121 (10.34%) Analyst
5 88 (7.52%) Cisco Engineer
6 81 (6.92%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 67 (5.73%) Support Engineer
8 56 (4.79%) IT Manager
9 54 (4.62%) IT Support
10 51 (4.36%) IT Engineer
11 50 (4.27%) Security Engineer
12 49 (4.19%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 48 (4.10%) Architect
14 42 (3.59%) Infrastructure Manager
15 41 (3.50%) Network Security Engineer
16 40 (3.42%) 3rd Line Support
17 39 (3.33%) Senior Cisco Engineer
17 39 (3.33%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
18 36 (3.08%) Infrastructure Analyst
18 36 (3.08%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (2.56%) 802.1X
2 16 (1.37%) Middleware
3 11 (0.94%) YAML
4 9 (0.77%) REST
5 8 (0.68%) .NET
6 7 (0.60%) LDAP
6 7 (0.60%) XMPP
7 6 (0.51%) X-Windows
8 5 (0.43%) CSS
8 5 (0.43%) JSON
8 5 (0.43%) Regular Expression
8 5 (0.43%) Web Services
9 3 (0.26%) AngularJS
9 3 (0.26%) ASP.NET
9 3 (0.26%) Node.js
9 3 (0.26%) React
9 3 (0.26%) WCF
9 3 (0.26%) WPF
10 1 (0.085%) Django
10 1 (0.085%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 248 (21.20%) Data Centre
2 54 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
3 52 (4.44%) Self-Motivation
4 50 (4.27%) Management Information System
5 43 (3.68%) Public Cloud
6 28 (2.39%) Hybrid Cloud
7 25 (2.14%) Clustering
8 19 (1.62%) Video Conferencing
9 18 (1.54%) Client/Server
9 18 (1.54%) Driving Licence
10 17 (1.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 15 (1.28%) Replication
12 14 (1.20%) Private Cloud
13 12 (1.03%) Fat Client
13 12 (1.03%) Thin Client
14 9 (0.77%) EPoS
14 9 (0.77%) Security Operations Centre
14 9 (0.77%) Smartphone
15 6 (0.51%) Cyberthreat
15 6 (0.51%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 406 (34.70%) Windows
2 237 (20.26%) Windows Server
3 127 (10.85%) Linux
4 81 (6.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 69 (5.90%) Windows 10
6 65 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 48 (4.10%) Windows Server 2016
8 41 (3.50%) Windows Server 2019
9 39 (3.33%) Windows 7
10 23 (1.97%) Unix
11 22 (1.88%) Mac OS X
12 12 (1.03%) Android
12 12 (1.03%) Windows 8
13 10 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 8 (0.68%) Apple iOS
15 7 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
15 7 (0.60%) Windows XP
16 6 (0.51%) Solaris
17 5 (0.43%) Data ONTAP
18 2 (0.17%) CatOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 261 (22.31%) ITIL
2 210 (17.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 146 (12.48%) Problem-Solving
4 97 (8.29%) Network Monitoring
5 96 (8.21%) Project Management
6 86 (7.35%) Change Management
7 79 (6.75%) DevOps
8 75 (6.41%) Cybersecurity
8 75 (6.41%) Disaster Recovery
9 74 (6.32%) Incident Management
9 74 (6.32%) Project Delivery
10 73 (6.24%) Migration
11 65 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
12 61 (5.21%) Load Balancing
12 61 (5.21%) Network Management
13 60 (5.13%) Mentoring
14 57 (4.87%) Information Security
14 57 (4.87%) Service Delivery
15 51 (4.36%) Network Design
16 48 (4.10%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 79 (6.75%) SQL
2 59 (5.04%) Python
3 42 (3.59%) PowerShell
4 10 (0.85%) Bash Shell
4 10 (0.85%) C
5 9 (0.77%) JavaScript
6 5 (0.43%) VB.NET
7 4 (0.34%) Perl
8 3 (0.26%) C#
8 3 (0.26%) PHP
8 3 (0.26%) Shell Script
8 3 (0.26%) TypeScript
8 3 (0.26%) VBA
8 3 (0.26%) VBScript
9 1 (0.085%) C++
9 1 (0.085%) Java
9 1 (0.085%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 420 (35.90%) Cisco Certification
2 262 (22.39%) CCNP
3 242 (20.68%) CCNA
4 116 (9.91%) Microsoft Certification
5 71 (6.07%) Security Cleared
6 69 (5.90%) Degree
7 67 (5.73%) MCSE
8 61 (5.21%) MCSA
9 55 (4.70%) CCIE
10 54 (4.62%) SC Cleared
11 46 (3.93%) CCDP
12 36 (3.08%) JNCIA
12 36 (3.08%) JNCIS
13 35 (2.99%) ITIL Certification
14 34 (2.91%) Server+ Certification
15 33 (2.82%) DV Cleared
16 26 (2.22%) Computer Science Degree
17 23 (1.97%) CISSP
17 23 (1.97%) MCP
18 17 (1.45%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (8.38%) SLA
2 38 (3.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (1.62%) GDPR
3 19 (1.62%) PCI DSS
4 18 (1.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 13 (1.11%) NIST
6 7 (0.60%) COBIT
6 7 (0.60%) ISO 9000
6 7 (0.60%) NCSC
7 5 (0.43%) ISO 9001
7 5 (0.43%) PMO
8 3 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 2 (0.17%) NIST 800
9 2 (0.17%) QA
10 1 (0.085%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.085%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.085%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 378 (32.31%) Active Directory
2 204 (17.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 111 (9.49%) Hyper-V
4 44 (3.76%) vSphere
5 33 (2.82%) VMware Server
6 27 (2.31%) Virtual Machines
6 27 (2.31%) VMware ESXi
7 22 (1.88%) XenApp
8 20 (1.71%) VMware NSX
9 17 (1.45%) Virtual Servers
10 14 (1.20%) XenDesktop
11 13 (1.11%) Docker
12 12 (1.03%) VMware Workstation
13 10 (0.85%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 10 (0.85%) Virtual Desktop
14 9 (0.77%) DFS Replication
15 7 (0.60%) Terminal Services
16 6 (0.51%) Firmware
16 6 (0.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 5 (0.43%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 59 (5.04%) SCCM
2 52 (4.44%) Ansible
3 42 (3.59%) FortiGate
4 34 (2.91%) Cisco CUCM
4 34 (2.91%) Nagios
5 31 (2.65%) Puppet
5 31 (2.65%) SCOM
6 29 (2.48%) Microsoft Intune
7 26 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
8 19 (1.62%) WSUS
9 18 (1.54%) Single Sign-On
10 14 (1.20%) Cisco UCCX
10 14 (1.20%) vCenter Server
11 13 (1.11%) SCVMM
11 13 (1.11%) Terraform
12 12 (1.03%) Cisco Prime
12 12 (1.03%) Kubernetes
13 7 (0.60%) Backup Exec
14 6 (0.51%) Microsoft Clustering
14 6 (0.51%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 712 (60.85%) Cisco
2 419 (35.81%) VMware
3 390 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 180 (15.38%) CheckPoint
5 163 (13.93%) Palo Alto
6 150 (12.82%) Juniper
7 125 (10.68%) Citrix
8 117 (10.00%) Meraki
9 104 (8.89%) Fortinet
10 97 (8.29%) F5
11 59 (5.04%) HP
12 49 (4.19%) Riverbed
13 48 (4.10%) Dell
14 47 (4.02%) SolarWinds
15 40 (3.42%) Avaya
16 36 (3.08%) Aruba
16 36 (3.08%) Sophos
17 33 (2.82%) NetApp
18 32 (2.74%) Veeam
19 31 (2.65%) Blue Coat