Period
to 24 June 2018

The median annual salary for a WAN Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 June 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN) Engineer
UK
6 months to
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1095 1101 1167
Rank change year-on-year +6 +66 +33
Permanent jobs requiring a WAN Engineer 91 100 121
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.052% 0.058% 0.060%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.054% 0.060% 0.062%
Number of salaries quoted 81 99 106
UK median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +14.94% -3.33%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,000 £25,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £68,750 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% +12.50% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 167,325 166,575 194,587
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.26% 96.24% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 135,823 137,165 163,448
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,091
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.97% +5.23%

WAN Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured WAN Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for WAN Engineer in the UK

WAN Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing WAN Engineer.

Salary trend for WAN Engineer in the UK

WAN Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing WAN Engineer over the 6 months to 24 June 2018.

Salary histogram for WAN Engineer in the UK

WAN Engineer
Top 12 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WAN Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 24 June 2018. 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
England -36 73 £49,000 -2.00% 11
UK excluding London -7 45 £50,000 +11.11% 8
London -21 31 £47,500 -17.39% 3
South East -5 18 £49,500 +4.21% 1
North of England +10 10 £70,000 +115.38% 3
East Midlands +14 8 £46,750 - 2
Midlands +11 8 £46,750 +68.47% 3
North West +2 8 £70,000 +115.38% 3
East of England -3 5 £51,250 -2.38% 1
Scotland - 3 £55,000 -
Yorkshire +24 2 - -
South West - 1 £45,000 -

WAN Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 June 2018, WAN Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring WAN Engineer in the job title.

1 91 (100.00%) WAN
2 83 (91.21%) Cisco
3 81 (89.01%) Cisco Certification
4 75 (82.42%) LAN
5 59 (64.84%) CCNP
6 53 (58.24%) CCNA
7 46 (50.55%) MPLS
8 34 (37.36%) Firewall
9 33 (36.26%) Wireless
10 32 (35.16%) VPN
10 32 (35.16%) Cisco ASA
11 28 (30.77%) Load Balancing
12 26 (28.57%) Juniper
12 26 (28.57%) VLAN
13 24 (26.37%) Data Centre
14 21 (23.08%) WLAN
15 20 (21.98%) VMware
15 20 (21.98%) Cisco Nexus
16 19 (20.88%) VMware Infrastructure
17 18 (19.78%) F5
17 18 (19.78%) Banking
17 18 (19.78%) Linux
18 17 (18.68%) Network Architecture
18 17 (18.68%) Degree
18 17 (18.68%) Network Security
19 16 (17.58%) Virgin Media
19 16 (17.58%) SAN
19 16 (17.58%) BIG-IP
19 16 (17.58%) BBC
20 14 (15.38%) CheckPoint

WAN Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 3 (3.30%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (2.20%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.10%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (5.49%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.30%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.99%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (4.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.30%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.30%) Office 365
4 1 (1.10%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 91 (100.00%) WAN
2 75 (82.42%) LAN
3 46 (50.55%) MPLS
4 34 (37.36%) Firewall
5 33 (36.26%) Wireless
6 32 (35.16%) Cisco ASA
6 32 (35.16%) VPN
7 26 (28.57%) VLAN
8 21 (23.08%) WLAN
9 20 (21.98%) Cisco Nexus
10 17 (18.68%) Network Security
11 16 (17.58%) BIG-IP
11 16 (17.58%) SAN
12 13 (14.29%) BGP
13 11 (12.09%) Wi-Fi
14 10 (10.99%) IP Telephony
14 10 (10.99%) IPsec
14 10 (10.99%) OSPF
14 10 (10.99%) TCP/IP
14 10 (10.99%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.20%) Blockchain
General
1 18 (19.78%) Banking
2 6 (6.59%) Finance
3 4 (4.40%) Retail
4 3 (3.30%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.49%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 24 (26.37%) Data Centre
2 16 (17.58%) BBC
3 2 (2.20%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.10%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.10%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 18 (19.78%) Linux
2 8 (8.79%) Windows
3 6 (6.59%) Windows Server
4 5 (5.49%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.20%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.10%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.10%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (30.77%) Load Balancing
2 17 (18.68%) Network Architecture
3 12 (13.19%) Presales
4 10 (10.99%) Migration
4 10 (10.99%) Product Management
4 10 (10.99%) Technical Architecture
4 10 (10.99%) Time Management
5 9 (9.89%) ITIL
6 8 (8.79%) Change Management
7 6 (6.59%) Network Management
8 5 (5.49%) Network Design
8 5 (5.49%) Operations Management
9 4 (4.40%) Infrastructure Transformation
9 4 (4.40%) IT Strategy
9 4 (4.40%) Kalman Filter
9 4 (4.40%) Multichannel Retail
10 2 (2.20%) Deep Packet Inspection
10 2 (2.20%) Mentoring
10 2 (2.20%) Network Virtualisation
10 2 (2.20%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.30%) Python
Qualifications
1 81 (89.01%) Cisco Certification
2 59 (64.84%) CCNP
3 53 (58.24%) CCNA
4 17 (18.68%) Degree
5 10 (10.99%) CCDP
5 10 (10.99%) CCIE
6 3 (3.30%) JNCIP
7 2 (2.20%) A+ Certification
7 2 (2.20%) JNCIS
7 2 (2.20%) MCP
7 2 (2.20%) MCSE
7 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.10%) JNCIE
8 1 (1.10%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (1.10%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.40%) SLA
2 3 (3.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.20%) ISO 14001
3 2 (2.20%) ISO 9001
3 2 (2.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (1.10%) GDPR
4 1 (1.10%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (20.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (5.49%) Active Directory
3 3 (3.30%) Hyper-V
3 3 (3.30%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (3.30%) vSphere
4 2 (2.20%) FreeRADIUS
5 1 (1.10%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 4 (4.40%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (2.20%) CA Spectrum
2 2 (2.20%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.10%) Cacti
3 1 (1.10%) Nagios
3 1 (1.10%) Nessus
3 1 (1.10%) SmokePing
3 1 (1.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 83 (91.21%) Cisco
2 26 (28.57%) Juniper
3 20 (21.98%) VMware
4 18 (19.78%) F5
5 16 (17.58%) Virgin Media
6 14 (15.38%) CheckPoint
7 12 (13.19%) NetApp
7 12 (13.19%) Palo Alto
8 10 (10.99%) Citrix
8 10 (10.99%) Fortinet
9 9 (9.89%) SolarWinds
10 7 (7.69%) Microsoft
11 6 (6.59%) Meraki
12 4 (4.40%) HP
13 3 (3.30%) EMC
14 2 (2.20%) BT
14 2 (2.20%) CA
14 2 (2.20%) Dell
14 2 (2.20%) Remedy
14 2 (2.20%) Siemens