Period
to 9 December 2019

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 9 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
9 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 91 120 110
Rank change year-on-year +29 -10 -26
Permanent jobs citing WAN 2,520 2,418 2,947
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 3.31% 2.73% 2.94%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.91% 16.91% 17.86%
Number of salaries quoted 1,894 1,967 2,479
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% -
10th Percentile £23,250 £24,650 £23,701
90th Percentile £66,250 £68,850 £65,000
UK median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.56% - +5.88%

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.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 12,656 14,298 16,497
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 16.64% 16.12% 16.44%
Number of salaries quoted 9,617 11,028 13,288
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £24,500 £24,250 £23,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £63,750
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing WAN as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 9 December 2019.

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 9 December 2019. 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
South East +17 778 £42,500 -5.56% 147
North of England +31 584 £40,671 +1.68% 158
Midlands +33 521 £39,500 -7.06% 101
Yorkshire +60 338 £42,500 +6.25% 64
West Midlands +10 313 £44,500 +4.22% 53
East of England +11 249 £40,250 +7.33% 72
South West +36 238 £40,000 -5.88% 44
North West -27 210 £42,500 - 80
East Midlands +51 208 £34,650 -10.00% 48
Scotland -4 69 £41,500 -17.00% 17
Wales +3 56 £38,500 +5.48% 14
North East +21 36 £25,000 -28.57% 14
Northern Ireland +16 22 £32,000 +52.38% 1
Channel Islands - 4 £25,000 -
WAN
UK

For the 6 months to 9 December 2019, 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for WAN.

1 2,003 (79.48%) LAN
2 1,274 (50.56%) Cisco
3 1,210 (48.02%) Firewall
4 1,035 (41.07%) Windows
5 934 (37.06%) Cisco Certification
6 845 (33.53%) Microsoft
7 787 (31.23%) Active Directory
8 700 (27.78%) VMware
9 645 (25.60%) CCNP
10 633 (25.12%) DNS
11 602 (23.89%) Windows Server
12 590 (23.41%) ITIL
13 586 (23.25%) Office 365
14 538 (21.35%) TCP/IP
15 525 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
16 524 (20.79%) VPN
17 522 (20.71%) CCNA
18 482 (19.13%) DHCP
19 441 (17.50%) Data Centre
20 434 (17.22%) Azure
21 432 (17.14%) Wireless
22 431 (17.10%) Linux
23 426 (16.90%) MPLS
24 404 (16.03%) Network Security
25 372 (14.76%) OSPF
26 361 (14.33%) BGP
27 339 (13.45%) Citrix
28 314 (12.46%) MS Exchange
29 306 (12.14%) Hyper-V
30 302 (11.98%) Cisco ASA

WAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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
1 314 (12.46%) MS Exchange
2 156 (6.19%) SharePoint
3 99 (3.93%) Exchange Server 2013
4 76 (3.02%) IIS
5 70 (2.78%) Skype for Business
6 57 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2010
7 26 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2007
8 23 (0.91%) Apache
9 17 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
10 12 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
11 11 (0.44%) IBM Notes
11 11 (0.44%) SAS
12 6 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 5 (0.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 5 (0.20%) JBoss
13 5 (0.20%) WebLogic
14 4 (0.16%) IBM Domino
15 2 (0.079%) Exchange Server 2003
15 2 (0.079%) SugarCRM
16 1 (0.040%) GlassFish
Applications
1 263 (10.44%) Microsoft Office
2 65 (2.58%) MS Visio
3 42 (1.67%) Microsoft Excel
4 37 (1.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.079%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.040%) Autodesk Inventor
7 1 (0.040%) Revit
7 1 (0.040%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (0.67%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (0.32%) Exchequer
3 5 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 4 (0.16%) Cisco SocialMiner
4 4 (0.16%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.079%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.079%) Sentinel
6 1 (0.040%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.040%) Pegasus Opera
6 1 (0.040%) Sage X3
6 1 (0.040%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.040%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 586 (23.25%) Office 365
2 434 (17.22%) Azure
3 235 (9.33%) AWS
4 82 (3.25%) SaaS
5 72 (2.86%) IaaS
6 42 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
7 38 (1.51%) PaaS
8 32 (1.27%) Azure Active Directory
9 29 (1.15%) OneDrive
10 23 (0.91%) GCP
11 21 (0.83%) Dynamics 365
12 14 (0.56%) Mimecast
12 14 (0.56%) Power Platform
12 14 (0.56%) PowerApps
13 12 (0.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 11 (0.44%) G Suite
15 6 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
15 6 (0.24%) Basecamp
15 6 (0.24%) IBM Cloud
15 6 (0.24%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 2,003 (79.48%) LAN
2 1,210 (48.02%) Firewall
3 633 (25.12%) DNS
4 538 (21.35%) TCP/IP
5 524 (20.79%) VPN
6 482 (19.13%) DHCP
7 432 (17.14%) Wireless
8 426 (16.90%) MPLS
9 404 (16.03%) Network Security
10 372 (14.76%) OSPF
11 361 (14.33%) BGP
12 302 (11.98%) Cisco ASA
13 290 (11.51%) VoIP
14 251 (9.96%) Internet
15 250 (9.92%) SAN
16 247 (9.80%) Cisco Nexus
17 238 (9.44%) Wi-Fi
18 196 (7.78%) VLAN
19 162 (6.43%) IPsec
20 160 (6.35%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 141 (5.60%) SQL Server
2 22 (0.87%) DB2
3 18 (0.71%) Amazon RDS
4 15 (0.60%) Oracle Database
5 14 (0.56%) MySQL
6 6 (0.24%) NoSQL
6 6 (0.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (0.20%) Crystal Reports
7 5 (0.20%) Oracle Database 11g
7 5 (0.20%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (0.16%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (0.12%) Oracle Database 12c
9 3 (0.12%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.079%) OLAP
10 2 (0.079%) OLTP
10 2 (0.079%) Oracle9i Database
10 2 (0.079%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.079%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.079%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (0.079%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 33 (1.31%) MSI
2 13 (0.52%) Jenkins
2 13 (0.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 8 (0.32%) Git (software)
4 5 (0.20%) JIRA
5 4 (0.16%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.079%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.079%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (0.079%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.040%) Appium
7 1 (0.040%) Calabash
7 1 (0.040%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.040%) Subversion
7 1 (0.040%) TestRail
General
1 264 (10.48%) Telecoms
2 194 (7.70%) Finance
3 128 (5.08%) Retail
4 114 (4.52%) Public Sector
5 61 (2.42%) Manufacturing
6 35 (1.39%) Aerospace
7 19 (0.75%) Banking
8 18 (0.71%) Legal
9 14 (0.56%) Military
10 13 (0.52%) German Language
11 12 (0.48%) Law
11 12 (0.48%) Spanish Language
12 11 (0.44%) Fire and Rescue
13 10 (0.40%) Police
14 9 (0.36%) Back Office
15 8 (0.32%) Advertising
15 8 (0.32%) French Language
16 6 (0.24%) Marketing
17 5 (0.20%) Avionics
17 5 (0.20%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 770 (30.56%) Network Engineer
2 323 (12.82%) Analyst
3 294 (11.67%) Support Engineer
4 212 (8.41%) IT Support
5 211 (8.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 190 (7.54%) IT Engineer
7 170 (6.75%) Senior Network Engineer
8 169 (6.71%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 160 (6.35%) Cisco Engineer
10 153 (6.07%) Architect
11 148 (5.87%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 136 (5.40%) Security Engineer
13 121 (4.80%) Network Security Engineer
14 115 (4.56%) Consultant
15 114 (4.52%) IT Support Engineer
16 110 (4.37%) 2nd Line Support
17 103 (4.09%) 3rd Line Support
18 102 (4.05%) Support Analyst
19 94 (3.73%) 2nd Line Engineer
20 85 (3.37%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (1.55%) LDAP
1 39 (1.55%) Web Services
2 15 (0.60%) JSON
3 9 (0.36%) 802.1X
4 8 (0.32%) HTML
5 7 (0.28%) Middleware
6 6 (0.24%) .NET
6 6 (0.24%) COM
6 6 (0.24%) Software Packaging
7 3 (0.12%) Oracle Fusion
7 3 (0.12%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 3 (0.12%) XML
8 2 (0.079%) CSS
8 2 (0.079%) HTML5
8 2 (0.079%) SOAP
8 2 (0.079%) YAML
9 1 (0.040%) CakePHP
9 1 (0.040%) JBoss Seam
9 1 (0.040%) jQuery
9 1 (0.040%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 441 (17.50%) Data Centre
2 227 (9.01%) Management Information System
3 180 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
4 124 (4.92%) Self-Motivation
5 95 (3.77%) Driving Licence
6 46 (1.83%) Hybrid Cloud
6 46 (1.83%) Replication
7 44 (1.75%) Public Cloud
8 42 (1.67%) Clustering
9 35 (1.39%) PKI
10 27 (1.07%) Mobile Computing
11 26 (1.03%) Video Conferencing
12 24 (0.95%) Private Cloud
13 22 (0.87%) CMDB
14 21 (0.83%) User Experience
15 20 (0.79%) Virtual Team
16 18 (0.71%) Client/Server
17 17 (0.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
17 17 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
18 16 (0.63%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 1,035 (41.07%) Windows
2 602 (23.89%) Windows Server
3 431 (17.10%) Linux
4 297 (11.79%) Windows 10
5 270 (10.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 211 (8.37%) Windows 7
7 163 (6.47%) Windows Server 2008
8 160 (6.35%) Unix
9 63 (2.50%) Windows 8
10 57 (2.26%) Windows Server 2003
11 44 (1.75%) Android
12 21 (0.83%) Apple iOS
13 20 (0.79%) Ubuntu
14 17 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 15 (0.60%) CentOS
16 14 (0.56%) Solaris
17 11 (0.44%) Mac OS X
18 9 (0.36%) Mac OS
19 8 (0.32%) Windows Embedded Compact
20 7 (0.28%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 590 (23.41%) ITIL
2 288 (11.43%) Problem-Solving
3 268 (10.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 252 (10.00%) Service Delivery
5 213 (8.45%) Network Design
6 212 (8.41%) Change Management
7 209 (8.29%) Network Management
8 202 (8.02%) Presales
9 193 (7.66%) Project Management
10 190 (7.54%) Mentoring
11 161 (6.39%) Migration
12 152 (6.03%) Project Delivery
13 140 (5.56%) Load Balancing
14 137 (5.44%) Change Control
14 137 (5.44%) Disaster Recovery
15 132 (5.24%) Continuous Improvement
16 128 (5.08%) Cybersecurity
17 124 (4.92%) Information Security
18 121 (4.80%) Network Monitoring
19 110 (4.37%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 208 (8.25%) SQL
2 141 (5.60%) Python
3 139 (5.52%) PowerShell
4 107 (4.25%) Bash Shell
5 93 (3.69%) Perl
6 22 (0.87%) Shell Script
7 18 (0.71%) Java
8 17 (0.67%) C
9 14 (0.56%) JavaScript
10 12 (0.48%) C++
11 6 (0.24%) PHP
11 6 (0.24%) VBScript
12 5 (0.20%) C#
13 4 (0.16%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.079%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.079%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.040%) Embedded C
15 1 (0.040%) VB
Qualifications
1 934 (37.06%) Cisco Certification
2 645 (25.60%) CCNP
3 522 (20.71%) CCNA
4 212 (8.41%) Degree
5 194 (7.70%) Microsoft Certification
6 149 (5.91%) Security Cleared
7 138 (5.48%) MCSE
8 131 (5.20%) CCIE
9 116 (4.60%) CCDP
10 106 (4.21%) SC Cleared
11 91 (3.61%) MCSA
12 61 (2.42%) MCP
13 53 (2.10%) ITIL Certification
14 44 (1.75%) CCSA
15 42 (1.67%) JNCIA
16 41 (1.63%) JNCIP
17 40 (1.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 39 (1.55%) JNCIS
18 39 (1.55%) TOGAF Certification
19 37 (1.47%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 245 (9.72%) SLA
2 183 (7.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 86 (3.41%) ISO 9001
4 71 (2.82%) PCI DSS
5 26 (1.03%) NIST
6 24 (0.95%) GDPR
7 21 (0.83%) Cyber Essentials
8 16 (0.63%) NIST 800
9 11 (0.44%) ISO 22301
10 9 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 9 (0.36%) PMO
11 8 (0.32%) QA
12 7 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 7 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 4 (0.16%) COBIT
13 4 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 2 (0.079%) DICOM
14 2 (0.079%) NCSC
14 2 (0.079%) RMADS
15 1 (0.040%) Data Quality
System Software
1 787 (31.23%) Active Directory
2 525 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 306 (12.14%) Hyper-V
4 98 (3.89%) XenApp
5 71 (2.82%) vCloud
6 68 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
7 53 (2.10%) Virtual Servers
8 46 (1.83%) vSphere
9 45 (1.79%) XenDesktop
10 41 (1.63%) VMware NSX
11 40 (1.59%) Terminal Services
12 37 (1.47%) Virtual Machines
13 24 (0.95%) Docker
13 24 (0.95%) Virtual Desktop
14 23 (0.91%) Firmware
15 22 (0.87%) Microsoft App-V
16 20 (0.79%) NFS
17 17 (0.67%) VMware Workstation
18 16 (0.63%) Citrix Hypervisor
19 11 (0.44%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 196 (7.78%) SCCM
2 94 (3.73%) FortiGate
3 82 (3.25%) Nagios
4 57 (2.26%) WSUS
5 56 (2.22%) SCOM
6 50 (1.98%) vCenter Server
7 44 (1.75%) Cisco Prime
8 41 (1.63%) Ansible
8 41 (1.63%) Puppet
9 39 (1.55%) Backup Exec
10 36 (1.43%) Cisco CUCM
10 36 (1.43%) Microsoft Intune
11 21 (0.83%) IBM BigFix
11 21 (0.83%) Terraform
12 19 (0.75%) Microsoft Clustering
13 18 (0.71%) vRealize
14 17 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
15 15 (0.60%) Cisco UCCX
16 13 (0.52%) Kubernetes
16 13 (0.52%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 1,274 (50.56%) Cisco
2 845 (33.53%) Microsoft
3 700 (27.78%) VMware
4 339 (13.45%) Citrix
5 275 (10.91%) CheckPoint
6 221 (8.77%) Juniper
7 213 (8.45%) Fortinet
8 198 (7.86%) Palo Alto
9 175 (6.94%) HP
10 153 (6.07%) Meraki
11 145 (5.75%) SolarWinds
12 127 (5.04%) F5
13 122 (4.84%) Veeam
14 86 (3.41%) Avaya
15 77 (3.06%) Mitel
16 74 (2.94%) Dell
17 71 (2.82%) NetApp
18 66 (2.62%) Aruba
19 49 (1.94%) Oracle
20 43 (1.71%) IBM