WAN Jobs in the UK excluding London

Wide Area Network (WAN)
UK > UK excluding London

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 26 February 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
26 Feb 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 110 161 176
Rank change year-on-year +51 +15 -52
Permanent jobs citing WAN 1,414 1,369 1,507
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 2.66% 2.18% 2.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.41% 15.29% 14.68%
Number of salaries quoted 1,127 1,052 1,247
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,775 £27,000
25th Percentile £31,750 £33,750 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.88% -5.56%
75th Percentile £53,875 £55,000 £55,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £67,500 £66,000
UK median annual salary £48,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -3.00% +11.11% -5.26%

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK excluding London

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 UK excluding London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 7,679 8,952 10,264
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 14.44% 14.26% 14.92%
Number of salaries quoted 6,103 5,177 6,302
10th Percentile £25,500 £26,000 £26,250
25th Percentile £31,125 £31,931 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £43,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -3.33% - -
75th Percentile £58,750 £60,000 £60,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £75,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £49,000 £52,500 £51,500
% change year-on-year -6.67% +1.94% +3.00%

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing WAN as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for WAN in the UK excluding London

WAN
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing WAN in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for WAN in the UK excluding London

WAN
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing WAN in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 26 February 2024.

Salary histogram for WAN in the UK excluding London

WAN
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 26 February 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 of England +28 367 £45,000 - 91
Midlands +88 337 £44,000 -5.93% 86
South East +25 284 £47,500 - 75
West Midlands +96 267 £42,500 -10.53% 62
South West +62 226 £49,000 +13.95% 45
North West +33 191 £47,500 +5.56% 53
Yorkshire +53 143 £50,000 +11.11% 35
East of England +29 103 £34,000 -15.00% 59
East Midlands +14 70 £50,000 +14.94% 24
Scotland +3 69 £37,500 -6.25% 22
Wales +43 53 £44,943 +4.48% 4
North East -8 39 £39,005 -8.22% 5
Northern Ireland +12 10 £33,000 -20.00% 2
WAN
UK

WAN
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in the UK excluding London 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
1 187 (13.22%) Microsoft Exchange
2 120 (8.49%) SharePoint
3 87 (6.15%) IIS
4 4 (0.28%) CMS
4 4 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (0.21%) Apache Spark
5 3 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (0.21%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.071%) Confluence
7 1 (0.071%) nginx
7 1 (0.071%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.071%) SAS
7 1 (0.071%) Site Server
Applications
1 138 (9.76%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (0.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.14%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.14%) Trello
5 1 (0.071%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.28%) Epicor Tropos
2 3 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.14%) Salesforce CRM
3 2 (0.14%) Shopify
4 1 (0.071%) Sage 300 ERP
4 1 (0.071%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 570 (40.31%) Azure
2 482 (34.09%) Microsoft 365
3 177 (12.52%) AWS
4 150 (10.61%) Entra ID
5 67 (4.74%) OneDrive
6 59 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
7 45 (3.18%) IaaS
8 42 (2.97%) PaaS
9 36 (2.55%) GCP
10 29 (2.05%) SaaS
11 22 (1.56%) Power Platform
12 16 (1.13%) Azure Sentinel
13 11 (0.78%) Azure DevOps
13 11 (0.78%) Google Workspace
13 11 (0.78%) Mimecast
14 9 (0.64%) Dynamics 365
15 6 (0.42%) Microsoft Purview
16 4 (0.28%) AWS Lambda
16 4 (0.28%) Serverless
16 4 (0.28%) WhatsApp
Communications & Networking
1 1,078 (76.24%) LAN
2 562 (39.75%) Firewall
3 314 (22.21%) VPN
4 274 (19.38%) SD-WAN
5 263 (18.60%) DNS
6 260 (18.39%) DHCP
7 248 (17.54%) Wi-Fi
8 237 (16.76%) TCP/IP
9 232 (16.41%) Wireless
10 188 (13.30%) VLAN
11 168 (11.88%) MPLS
12 157 (11.10%) BGP
13 142 (10.04%) Network Security
14 132 (9.34%) OSPF
15 123 (8.70%) WLAN
16 101 (7.14%) SAN
17 91 (6.44%) VoIP
18 84 (5.94%) Internet
19 81 (5.73%) Intrusion Detection
20 59 (4.17%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 152 (10.75%) SQL Server
2 40 (2.83%) NoSQL
3 17 (1.20%) Amazon RDS
4 9 (0.64%) Power BI
5 7 (0.50%) Azure SQL Database
6 6 (0.42%) MySQL
7 4 (0.28%) MongoDB
7 4 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (0.21%) Apache Hive
8 3 (0.21%) Big Data
8 3 (0.21%) Crystal Reports
8 3 (0.21%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.21%) DTS
8 3 (0.21%) DynamoDB
8 3 (0.21%) Hadoop
8 3 (0.21%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.14%) DB2
9 2 (0.14%) GIS
9 2 (0.14%) MariaDB
10 1 (0.071%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 17 (1.20%) JIRA
2 8 (0.57%) LabVIEW
3 6 (0.42%) Visual Studio
4 5 (0.35%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (0.28%) MSBuild
5 4 (0.28%) Rational DOORS
5 4 (0.28%) TeamCity
6 3 (0.21%) Git
7 1 (0.071%) DBeaver
7 1 (0.071%) Fiddler
7 1 (0.071%) GitLab
7 1 (0.071%) Jenkins
General
1 395 (27.93%) Social Skills
2 120 (8.49%) Analytical Skills
3 91 (6.44%) Telecoms
4 88 (6.22%) Finance
5 63 (4.46%) Games
6 61 (4.31%) Retail
7 54 (3.82%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 44 (3.11%) Manufacturing
9 37 (2.62%) Organisational Skills
10 30 (2.12%) Police
11 29 (2.05%) Legal
11 29 (2.05%) Public Sector
12 27 (1.91%) Law
13 23 (1.63%) Aerospace
13 23 (1.63%) Documentation Skills
14 17 (1.20%) Presentation Skills
15 15 (1.06%) Local Government
16 12 (0.85%) Banking
17 10 (0.71%) Military
18 9 (0.64%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 306 (21.64%) Network Engineer
2 284 (20.08%) Senior
3 205 (14.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 168 (11.88%) Analyst
5 132 (9.34%) Support Engineer
6 95 (6.72%) Senior Network Engineer
7 94 (6.65%) Architect
8 79 (5.59%) Systems Engineer
9 78 (5.52%) IT Engineer
10 76 (5.37%) IT Support
11 66 (4.67%) Lead
12 60 (4.24%) 2nd Line Support
13 57 (4.03%) Security Manager
13 57 (4.03%) Senior Manager
14 51 (3.61%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 51 (3.61%) Support Analyst
15 50 (3.54%) Business Manager
15 50 (3.54%) Senior Business Manager
16 49 (3.47%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
17 48 (3.39%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (2.19%) REST
1 31 (2.19%) WebRTC
2 29 (2.05%) Node.js
3 26 (1.84%) React
4 25 (1.77%) XML
5 24 (1.70%) HTML
6 23 (1.63%) AngularJS
6 23 (1.63%) CSS
6 23 (1.63%) Express.js
6 23 (1.63%) HTML5
7 15 (1.06%) LDAP
8 13 (0.92%) .NET
9 7 (0.50%) JSON
10 4 (0.28%) Akka
11 3 (0.21%) 802.1X
11 3 (0.21%) Apache NiFi
11 3 (0.21%) OLE DB
11 3 (0.21%) Regular Expression
11 3 (0.21%) RESTful
11 3 (0.21%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 143 (10.11%) Data Centre
2 103 (7.28%) Driving Licence
3 87 (6.15%) Clustering
4 69 (4.88%) Security Operations Centre
5 64 (4.53%) Management Information System
6 56 (3.96%) Public Cloud
7 33 (2.33%) Self-Motivation
8 32 (2.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 32 (2.26%) Distributed Systems
8 32 (2.26%) NHS
9 24 (1.70%) IoT
10 23 (1.63%) PKI
11 20 (1.41%) Onboarding
12 18 (1.27%) Replication
13 17 (1.20%) Hybrid Cloud
14 15 (1.06%) Analytical Mindset
15 12 (0.85%) CCTV
15 12 (0.85%) Cyber Threat
15 12 (0.85%) GNSS
16 11 (0.78%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 585 (41.37%) Windows
2 283 (20.01%) Windows Server
3 147 (10.40%) Windows 10
4 95 (6.72%) Linux
5 75 (5.30%) Windows Server 2019
6 63 (4.46%) Unix
6 63 (4.46%) Windows Server 2016
7 45 (3.18%) Windows Server 2012
8 42 (2.97%) Android
9 33 (2.33%) Apple iOS
10 25 (1.77%) Windows Server 2003
11 24 (1.70%) Windows 7
12 23 (1.63%) Mac OS
13 14 (0.99%) VyOS
14 10 (0.71%) Windows XP
15 9 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
16 7 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 6 (0.42%) Windows 8
18 5 (0.35%) Mac OS X
19 4 (0.28%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 292 (20.65%) Problem-Solving
2 257 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 210 (14.85%) ITIL
4 188 (13.30%) Customer Service
5 181 (12.80%) Cybersecurity
6 106 (7.50%) High Availability
7 103 (7.28%) Service Management
8 94 (6.65%) Incident Management
8 94 (6.65%) Project Management
9 92 (6.51%) SIEM
10 88 (6.22%) Disaster Recovery
11 87 (6.15%) Mentoring
12 82 (5.80%) Network Design
13 76 (5.37%) Migration
13 76 (5.37%) Security Operations
14 75 (5.30%) Business Continuity
15 74 (5.23%) Load Balancing
16 72 (5.09%) Agile
17 67 (4.74%) CI/CD
18 64 (4.53%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 160 (11.32%) SQL
2 137 (9.69%) PowerShell
3 93 (6.58%) Python
4 37 (2.62%) Java
5 31 (2.19%) Bash
6 25 (1.77%) JavaScript
7 24 (1.70%) VB
8 23 (1.63%) JSX
8 23 (1.63%) PHP
9 14 (0.99%) Perl
10 12 (0.85%) C#
11 8 (0.57%) MATLAB
12 5 (0.35%) C++
13 3 (0.21%) Go
13 3 (0.21%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.071%) C
14 1 (0.071%) Delphi
14 1 (0.071%) Kusto Query Language
14 1 (0.071%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 293 (20.72%) Cisco Certification
2 237 (16.76%) Security Cleared
3 189 (13.37%) CCNA
4 167 (11.81%) Degree
5 134 (9.48%) SC Cleared
6 112 (7.92%) CCNP
7 92 (6.51%) CISSP
8 80 (5.66%) CISM
9 69 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
10 58 (4.10%) CCIE
11 57 (4.03%) DV Cleared
12 56 (3.96%) SSCP
13 41 (2.90%) Network+ Certification
14 38 (2.69%) Azure Certification
15 36 (2.55%) AWS Certification
16 35 (2.48%) (ISC)2 CCSP
16 35 (2.48%) CCDP
16 35 (2.48%) CCSP
17 34 (2.40%) A+ Certification
18 31 (2.19%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (5.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 68 (4.81%) GDPR
3 47 (3.32%) SLA
4 42 (2.97%) Cyber Essentials
5 39 (2.76%) NIST
6 11 (0.78%) QA
7 8 (0.57%) COSHH
8 6 (0.42%) PCI DSS
9 5 (0.35%) ISO 9001
9 5 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 4 (0.28%) PMO
10 4 (0.28%) SOC 2
11 2 (0.14%) Accessibility
12 1 (0.071%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 1 (0.071%) SOC 3
System Software
1 454 (32.11%) Active Directory
2 249 (17.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 185 (13.08%) Hyper-V
4 60 (4.24%) VMware NSX
5 39 (2.76%) vSphere
6 38 (2.69%) Docker
7 23 (1.63%) Virtual Desktop
8 20 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
9 12 (0.85%) Virtual Servers
10 7 (0.50%) Terminal Services
11 6 (0.42%) XenApp
12 5 (0.35%) Firmware
12 5 (0.35%) XenDesktop
13 4 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
13 4 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 4 (0.28%) Terminal Server
14 3 (0.21%) BitLocker
14 3 (0.21%) HDFS
14 3 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
14 3 (0.21%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 129 (9.12%) Microsoft Intune
2 88 (6.22%) FortiGate
3 37 (2.62%) Kubernetes
4 35 (2.48%) Single Sign-On
5 32 (2.26%) SCCM
6 27 (1.91%) Ansible
7 25 (1.77%) Terraform
8 16 (1.13%) Failover Clustering
9 12 (0.85%) Jamf Pro
9 12 (0.85%) WSUS
10 11 (0.78%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 10 (0.71%) Autotask
11 10 (0.71%) ZABBIX
12 8 (0.57%) Endace
12 8 (0.57%) Nessus
13 7 (0.50%) Opsgenie
13 7 (0.50%) vCenter Server
13 7 (0.50%) VxRail
14 6 (0.42%) McAfee ePO
14 6 (0.42%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 574 (40.59%) Microsoft
2 486 (34.37%) Cisco
3 398 (28.15%) VMware
4 157 (11.10%) Juniper
5 92 (6.51%) Fortinet
6 91 (6.44%) Meraki
7 88 (6.22%) CheckPoint
8 69 (4.88%) HP
9 66 (4.67%) Palo Alto
10 58 (4.10%) Aruba
10 58 (4.10%) Citrix
11 53 (3.75%) F5
11 53 (3.75%) SolarWinds
12 49 (3.47%) Veeam
13 30 (2.12%) Google
14 29 (2.05%) Dell
14 29 (2.05%) Nokia
15 28 (1.98%) Apple
16 25 (1.77%) Draytek
17 23 (1.63%) Splunk