WAN Jobs in the North of England

Wide Area Network (WAN)
England > North of England

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North of England requiring WAN skills. It includes a benchmarking guide to the annual salaries offered in vacancies that cited WAN over the 6 months leading up to 23 July 2024, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
23 Jul 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 113 135 162
Rank change year-on-year +22 +27 -11
Permanent jobs citing WAN 352 333 416
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North of England 2.09% 2.49% 2.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.72% 13.38% 16.09%
Number of salaries quoted 264 246 344
10th Percentile £27,500 £30,542 £25,900
25th Percentile £34,750 £35,000 £32,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,500 £42,419
Median % change year-on-year -1.10% +7.26% -1.35%
75th Percentile £65,000 £55,750 £53,750
90th Percentile £84,568 £65,313 £64,450
England median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% -5.00% +5.26%

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
North of England

WAN falls under the Communications and Computer Networking category. For comparison with the information above, the following table provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies requiring communications or computer networking skills in the North of England.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1,880 2,489 2,585
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North of England 11.16% 18.63% 13.34%
Number of salaries quoted 1,353 1,117 1,848
10th Percentile £26,000 £28,150 £26,250
25th Percentile £31,250 £35,000 £34,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £44,274 £47,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year -6.79% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £61,000 £63,000 £60,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £77,500 £73,675
England median annual salary £48,290 £50,985 £52,500
% change year-on-year -5.29% -2.89% +5.00%

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 23 July 2024.

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 23 July 2024. 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
Jobs
North West +13 191 £45,750 -2.66% 31
Yorkshire +56 148 £55,000 +22.22% 18
North East -20 30 £40,000 -5.88% 7
WAN
England

WAN
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in the North of England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 30 (8.52%) Microsoft Exchange
2 24 (6.82%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.70%) IIS
4 4 (1.14%) Apache
Applications
1 34 (9.66%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (3.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (2.27%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.28%) Epicor Tropos
Cloud Services
1 156 (44.32%) Azure
2 127 (36.08%) Microsoft 365
3 55 (15.63%) AWS
4 52 (14.77%) Entra ID
5 19 (5.40%) GCP
6 16 (4.55%) OneDrive
7 13 (3.69%) IaaS
8 12 (3.41%) PaaS
9 10 (2.84%) OCI
10 8 (2.27%) Azure DevOps
10 8 (2.27%) SaaS
11 7 (1.99%) Dynamics 365
12 5 (1.42%) Nutanix
12 5 (1.42%) Serverless
13 3 (0.85%) Mimecast
14 2 (0.57%) Azure App Service
14 2 (0.57%) Azure Functions
14 2 (0.57%) Azure Storage
14 2 (0.57%) Cloudflare
14 2 (0.57%) Google Workspace
Communications & Networking
1 267 (75.85%) LAN
2 132 (37.50%) Firewall
3 97 (27.56%) SD-WAN
4 74 (21.02%) VPN
5 73 (20.74%) DNS
6 70 (19.89%) DHCP
6 70 (19.89%) Wireless
7 67 (19.03%) Wi-Fi
8 66 (18.75%) TCP/IP
9 48 (13.64%) WLAN
10 42 (11.93%) Network Security
11 37 (10.51%) MPLS
12 29 (8.24%) VLAN
13 28 (7.95%) VoIP
14 27 (7.67%) BGP
14 27 (7.67%) Internet
15 24 (6.82%) Ethernet
15 24 (6.82%) OSPF
16 21 (5.97%) SAN
17 13 (3.69%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.27%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.99%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (0.57%) MySQL
4 1 (0.28%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.28%) DB2
4 1 (0.28%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.28%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.28%) Power BI
4 1 (0.28%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.28%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.28%) Jenkins
General
1 75 (21.31%) Social Skills
2 39 (11.08%) Finance
3 16 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (4.55%) Retail
4 15 (4.26%) Law
5 10 (2.84%) Games
6 7 (1.99%) Documentation Skills
6 7 (1.99%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.99%) Organisational Skills
7 6 (1.70%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.14%) Agriculture
8 4 (1.14%) French Language
8 4 (1.14%) Italian Language
8 4 (1.14%) Military
8 4 (1.14%) Spanish Language
9 3 (0.85%) German Language
9 3 (0.85%) Portuguese Language
9 3 (0.85%) Public Sector
9 3 (0.85%) Swedish Language
9 3 (0.85%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 62 (17.61%) Architect
2 56 (15.91%) Lead
3 49 (13.92%) Network Engineer
4 39 (11.08%) Senior
5 36 (10.23%) Security Architect
6 33 (9.38%) IT Support
7 31 (8.81%) Analyst
8 30 (8.52%) Lead Architect
9 27 (7.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 26 (7.39%) IT Engineer
10 26 (7.39%) IT Manager
11 25 (7.10%) 2nd Line Support
12 22 (6.25%) Support Engineer
13 21 (5.97%) Senior Architect
14 20 (5.68%) Lead Security Architect
15 19 (5.40%) IT Analyst
16 17 (4.83%) Cisco Architect
16 17 (4.83%) Senior Cisco Architect
17 16 (4.55%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 16 (4.55%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.57%) ARM Templates
1 2 (0.57%) Web Services
2 1 (0.28%) AWS CDK
2 1 (0.28%) Middleware
2 1 (0.28%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 37 (10.51%) Data Centre
2 33 (9.38%) Management Information System
3 20 (5.68%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 14 (3.98%) Onboarding
5 13 (3.69%) Clustering
5 13 (3.69%) PMI
6 10 (2.84%) Cloud Native
7 8 (2.27%) Driving Licence
7 8 (2.27%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (1.99%) AS400
8 7 (1.99%) iSeries
8 7 (1.99%) Product Ownership
9 6 (1.70%) Cyberattack
9 6 (1.70%) Public Cloud
10 5 (1.42%) IoT
11 4 (1.14%) Distributed Computing
11 4 (1.14%) Replication
12 3 (0.85%) Cyber Security Posture
12 3 (0.85%) Hybrid Cloud
13 2 (0.57%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 134 (38.07%) Windows
2 67 (19.03%) Windows Server
3 59 (16.76%) Windows 10
4 29 (8.24%) Linux
5 19 (5.40%) Apple iOS
5 19 (5.40%) Windows Server 2019
6 18 (5.11%) Android
7 17 (4.83%) Mac OS
8 13 (3.69%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (2.27%) VMS
9 8 (2.27%) Windows Server 2016
10 7 (1.99%) VyOS
10 7 (1.99%) Windows 7
10 7 (1.99%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.28%) CentOS
11 1 (0.28%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.28%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (17.90%) Problem-Solving
2 61 (17.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 51 (14.49%) Cybersecurity
4 47 (13.35%) Customer Service
5 44 (12.50%) ITIL
6 32 (9.09%) Time Management
7 31 (8.81%) Information Security
8 30 (8.52%) Project Management
9 27 (7.67%) Mentoring
10 26 (7.39%) Presales
10 26 (7.39%) Service Management
11 24 (6.82%) Mobile Device Management
12 23 (6.53%) CI/CD
12 23 (6.53%) Identity Management
12 23 (6.53%) Roadmaps
13 22 (6.25%) Coaching
14 21 (5.97%) OWASP
14 21 (5.97%) Security Architecture
14 21 (5.97%) Service Delivery
15 20 (5.68%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 46 (13.07%) PowerShell
2 30 (8.52%) SQL
3 17 (4.83%) Python
4 15 (4.26%) Bash
5 2 (0.57%) Java
6 1 (0.28%) C#
6 1 (0.28%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.28%) Kusto Query Language
6 1 (0.28%) Perl
Qualifications
1 102 (28.98%) Cisco Certification
2 56 (15.91%) CCNP
3 50 (14.20%) CCNA
4 48 (13.64%) Degree
5 38 (10.80%) CISSP
6 25 (7.10%) CCIE
7 23 (6.53%) AWS Certification
7 23 (6.53%) Azure Certification
8 20 (5.68%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 20 (5.68%) CCSK
8 20 (5.68%) CCSP
8 20 (5.68%) CISM
9 17 (4.83%) JNCIA
10 13 (3.69%) PMI Certification
11 11 (3.13%) Computer Science Degree
12 10 (2.84%) Security Cleared
13 8 (2.27%) CCDP
14 7 (1.99%) Microsoft Certification
14 7 (1.99%) SC Cleared
15 6 (1.70%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (10.23%) SLA
2 24 (6.82%) NIST
3 13 (3.69%) GDPR
4 6 (1.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.85%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (0.85%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.28%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.28%) PMO
System Software
1 138 (39.20%) Active Directory
2 49 (13.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (11.08%) Hyper-V
4 22 (6.25%) Docker
5 8 (2.27%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (1.14%) vSphere
7 3 (0.85%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.85%) VMware NSX
8 2 (0.57%) Firmware
9 1 (0.28%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.28%) Dovecot
9 1 (0.28%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 51 (14.49%) Microsoft Intune
2 24 (6.82%) Kubernetes
3 23 (6.53%) Single Sign-On
4 18 (5.11%) SCCM
5 12 (3.41%) Stealthwatch
6 9 (2.56%) Failover Clustering
7 8 (2.27%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 8 (2.27%) Jamf Pro
8 6 (1.70%) Ansible
8 6 (1.70%) Autotask
8 6 (1.70%) Opsgenie
8 6 (1.70%) Terraform
8 6 (1.70%) VxRail
8 6 (1.70%) ZABBIX
9 5 (1.42%) CASB
10 4 (1.14%) IBM BigFix
10 4 (1.14%) WSUS
11 3 (0.85%) FortiGate
12 2 (0.57%) BMC PATROL
12 2 (0.57%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 174 (49.43%) Microsoft
2 113 (32.10%) Cisco
3 87 (24.72%) VMware
4 51 (14.49%) Meraki
5 48 (13.64%) Fortinet
6 27 (7.67%) Juniper
6 27 (7.67%) Veeam
7 24 (6.82%) Apple
8 23 (6.53%) SolarWinds
9 21 (5.97%) Ruckus Wireless
10 18 (5.11%) Citrix
11 17 (4.83%) Adobe
11 17 (4.83%) Palo Alto
12 15 (4.26%) Dell
13 14 (3.98%) HP
13 14 (3.98%) Nokia
14 12 (3.41%) Epicor
15 11 (3.13%) Aruba
16 10 (2.84%) Datto
16 10 (2.84%) Ubiquiti