Period
to 27 May 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North of 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 27 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
England > North of England
6 months to
27 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 99 50 126
Rank change year-on-year -49 +76 +9
Permanent jobs citing WAN 342 960 595
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North of England 2.86% 5.08% 2.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.20% 25.81% 18.95%
Number of salaries quoted 278 681 508
Median annual salary £41,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.35% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,750 £23,750 £23,175
90th Percentile £62,875 £66,250 £60,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
% 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 the North of England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
North of England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1,693 3,719 3,140
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 14.15% 19.68% 13.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1,347 2,511 2,550
Median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,000 £21,500 £22,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +6.38% -1.05% +5.56%

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the North of England

Job postings citing WAN as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the North of England.

Job vacancy trend for WAN in the North of England

WAN
Salary Trend in the North of England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing WAN in the North of England.

Salary trend for WAN in the North of England

WAN
Salary Histogram in the North of England

Salary distribution for jobs citing WAN in the North of England over the 6 months to 27 May 2020.

Salary histogram for WAN in the North of England

WAN
Job Locations in the North of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the North of England region over the 6 months to 27 May 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
North West +4 177 £41,500 -5.14% 18
Yorkshire -56 129 £45,000 +12.50% 6
North East -20 36 £37,500 -11.76% 3
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 North of England region with a requirement for WAN.

1 285 (83.33%) LAN
2 194 (56.73%) Cisco
3 192 (56.14%) Firewall
4 139 (40.64%) Cisco Certification
5 116 (33.92%) VMware
6 111 (32.46%) Windows
7 109 (31.87%) Microsoft
7 109 (31.87%) Office 365
8 99 (28.95%) VPN
9 97 (28.36%) Active Directory
10 94 (27.49%) CCNA
10 94 (27.49%) Data Centre
11 81 (23.68%) TCP/IP
12 76 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
13 75 (21.93%) Azure
14 72 (21.05%) MPLS
15 70 (20.47%) BGP
15 70 (20.47%) CCNP
16 69 (20.18%) Wireless
17 67 (19.59%) ITIL
18 66 (19.30%) VoIP
19 63 (18.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 62 (18.13%) Windows Server
21 61 (17.84%) VLAN
22 57 (16.67%) OSPF
23 53 (15.50%) SAN
24 49 (14.33%) Microsoft Certification
25 48 (14.04%) Problem-Solving
26 47 (13.74%) Juniper
27 46 (13.45%) DNS

WAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North of 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 36 (10.53%) MS Exchange
2 14 (4.09%) SharePoint
3 10 (2.92%) OpenStack
4 9 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (1.17%) IIS
7 3 (0.88%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 31 (9.06%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 6 (1.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.75%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (1.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.17%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 109 (31.87%) Office 365
2 75 (21.93%) Azure
3 28 (8.19%) AWS
4 14 (4.09%) Cloud Computing
5 12 (3.51%) AWS CloudFormation
6 8 (2.34%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 6 (1.75%) IaaS
8 5 (1.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 5 (1.46%) Amazon ECS
8 5 (1.46%) AWS CodeBuild
8 5 (1.46%) AWS CodePipeline
8 5 (1.46%) PaaS
9 4 (1.17%) GitHub
9 4 (1.17%) SaaS
10 3 (0.88%) GCP
11 2 (0.58%) G Suite
12 1 (0.29%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.29%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 285 (83.33%) LAN
2 192 (56.14%) Firewall
3 99 (28.95%) VPN
4 81 (23.68%) TCP/IP
5 72 (21.05%) MPLS
6 70 (20.47%) BGP
7 69 (20.18%) Wireless
8 66 (19.30%) VoIP
9 61 (17.84%) VLAN
10 57 (16.67%) OSPF
11 53 (15.50%) SAN
12 46 (13.45%) DNS
13 41 (11.99%) Cisco ASA
13 41 (11.99%) DHCP
14 39 (11.40%) Network Security
15 37 (10.82%) Wi-Fi
16 32 (9.36%) IP Telephony
17 28 (8.19%) Cisco Nexus
18 26 (7.60%) Cisco ISE
19 22 (6.43%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (8.77%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.05%) MySQL
3 5 (1.46%) Amazon Aurora
3 5 (1.46%) MongoDB
3 5 (1.46%) NoSQL
3 5 (1.46%) Redis
4 2 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.29%) Big Data
5 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (0.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 24 (7.02%) Retail
2 23 (6.73%) Telecoms
3 17 (4.97%) Finance
4 7 (2.05%) Manufacturing
4 7 (2.05%) Public Sector
5 4 (1.17%) Law
5 4 (1.17%) Marketing
5 4 (1.17%) Police
6 3 (0.88%) Fire and Rescue
6 3 (0.88%) Legal
6 3 (0.88%) Publishing
7 2 (0.58%) Banking
8 1 (0.29%) Games
Job Titles
1 108 (31.58%) Network Engineer
2 52 (15.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 31 (9.06%) Senior Network Engineer
4 30 (8.77%) Cisco Engineer
5 29 (8.48%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 26 (7.60%) Analyst
7 21 (6.14%) Architect
8 20 (5.85%) Security Engineer
9 18 (5.26%) Administrator
10 17 (4.97%) IT Support
11 16 (4.68%) Network Administrator
12 15 (4.39%) IT Administrator
12 15 (4.39%) Support Engineer
13 14 (4.09%) Network Security Engineer
13 14 (4.09%) Technical Engineer
14 13 (3.80%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 13 (3.80%) IT Systems Administrator
14 13 (3.80%) Systems Administrator
14 13 (3.80%) Systems Engineer
15 12 (3.51%) IT Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.46%) Web Services
2 4 (1.17%) Jinja
3 3 (0.88%) .NET
3 3 (0.88%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.29%) HTML
4 1 (0.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 94 (27.49%) Data Centre
2 31 (9.06%) Management Information System
3 29 (8.48%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (6.43%) Self-Motivation
5 14 (4.09%) Driving Licence
6 8 (2.34%) PKI
7 7 (2.05%) e-Learning
7 7 (2.05%) Replication
8 6 (1.75%) Client/Server
8 6 (1.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 6 (1.75%) Enterprise Storage
8 6 (1.75%) Private Cloud
8 6 (1.75%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (1.46%) Mobile App
10 4 (1.17%) N-Tier
10 4 (1.17%) Public Cloud
11 3 (0.88%) Clustering
11 3 (0.88%) Data Protection Act
11 3 (0.88%) NHS
11 3 (0.88%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 111 (32.46%) Windows
2 62 (18.13%) Windows Server
3 31 (9.06%) Linux
4 26 (7.60%) Windows 10
5 15 (4.39%) Windows 7
6 13 (3.80%) Unix
6 13 (3.80%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (2.92%) Android
8 9 (2.63%) Apple iOS
9 8 (2.34%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (2.34%) Windows Server 2016
10 6 (1.75%) Windows Server 2019
11 3 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.58%) CatOS
13 1 (0.29%) Debian
13 1 (0.29%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.29%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (19.59%) ITIL
2 63 (18.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 48 (14.04%) Problem-Solving
4 38 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
5 26 (7.60%) Network Design
6 24 (7.02%) Service Delivery
7 23 (6.73%) Problem Management
8 20 (5.85%) DevOps
8 20 (5.85%) Incident Management
9 19 (5.56%) Migration
10 18 (5.26%) Project Delivery
11 17 (4.97%) Network Virtualisation
11 17 (4.97%) Presales
12 16 (4.68%) Agile Software Development
12 16 (4.68%) Capacity Planning
12 16 (4.68%) Service Management
13 15 (4.39%) Collaborative Working
13 15 (4.39%) Kalman Filter
13 15 (4.39%) Network Monitoring
14 14 (4.09%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 25 (7.31%) SQL
2 16 (4.68%) PowerShell
3 15 (4.39%) Python
4 4 (1.17%) C#
5 2 (0.58%) Java
5 2 (0.58%) PHP
5 2 (0.58%) VB
5 2 (0.58%) VBScript
6 1 (0.29%) C
6 1 (0.29%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 139 (40.64%) Cisco Certification
2 94 (27.49%) CCNA
3 70 (20.47%) CCNP
4 49 (14.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 36 (10.53%) MCSE
6 23 (6.73%) CCIE
6 23 (6.73%) Degree
7 22 (6.43%) Security Cleared
8 17 (4.97%) MCSA
9 14 (4.09%) ITIL Certification
10 13 (3.80%) CCDP
10 13 (3.80%) SC Cleared
11 9 (2.63%) CCIE Routing and Switching
12 6 (1.75%) MCP
12 6 (1.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 5 (1.46%) A+ Certification
13 5 (1.46%) JNCIP
14 4 (1.17%) CISSP
14 4 (1.17%) JNCIE
15 3 (0.88%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (11.99%) SLA
2 10 (2.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (2.05%) GDPR
4 3 (0.88%) NCSC
5 1 (0.29%) COBIT
5 1 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (0.29%) ISO 22301
5 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.29%) NIST
5 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.29%) PMO
System Software
1 97 (28.36%) Active Directory
2 76 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (6.73%) Hyper-V
4 17 (4.97%) VMware ESXi
5 16 (4.68%) Virtual Machines
6 15 (4.39%) vSphere
7 14 (4.09%) XenApp
7 14 (4.09%) XenDesktop
8 13 (3.80%) VMware NSX
9 10 (2.92%) Docker
10 9 (2.63%) vCloud
11 5 (1.46%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 5 (1.46%) Firmware
11 5 (1.46%) Xen
12 3 (0.88%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (0.58%) VMware Workstation
14 1 (0.29%) DFS Replication
14 1 (0.29%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 26 (7.60%) SCCM
2 23 (6.73%) FortiGate
3 15 (4.39%) Puppet
3 15 (4.39%) Terraform
4 14 (4.09%) Kubernetes
5 12 (3.51%) Ansible
6 11 (3.22%) Cisco CUCM
7 9 (2.63%) vCenter Server
8 8 (2.34%) Cisco Prime
9 7 (2.05%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (1.46%) SolarWinds Orion
11 4 (1.17%) Microsoft Intune
12 3 (0.88%) SCOM
13 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 1 (0.29%) CA Spectrum
14 1 (0.29%) Cacti
14 1 (0.29%) Failover Clustering
14 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Clustering
14 1 (0.29%) SCVMM
14 1 (0.29%) WSUS
Vendors
1 194 (56.73%) Cisco
2 116 (33.92%) VMware
3 109 (31.87%) Microsoft
4 47 (13.74%) Juniper
5 43 (12.57%) Citrix
6 39 (11.40%) CheckPoint
7 30 (8.77%) Palo Alto
8 27 (7.89%) Fortinet
9 26 (7.60%) F5
10 24 (7.02%) Meraki
11 21 (6.14%) HP
12 17 (4.97%) SolarWinds
13 13 (3.80%) Aruba
13 13 (3.80%) Barracuda Networks
13 13 (3.80%) Riverbed
14 12 (3.51%) Dell
14 12 (3.51%) Veeam
15 11 (3.22%) Apple
15 11 (3.22%) Avaya
15 11 (3.22%) NetApp