Period
to 22 February 2018

The median annual salary for a WAN Engineer was £49,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 February 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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1115 1076 1202
Rank change year-on-year -39 +126 -52
Permanent jobs requiring a WAN Engineer 77 109 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.044% 0.062% 0.042%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.045% 0.064% 0.044%
Number of salaries quoted 74 98 83
UK median annual salary £49,000 £49,250 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.51% -1.50% +11.11%
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,250 £30,250
90th Percentile £62,125 £71,250 £79,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £42,750 £42,500
% change year-on-year +14.62% +0.59% +6.25%

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 169,468 169,423 202,837
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.25% 96.48% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 138,985 140,739 169,592
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,309
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.57% +2.91%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%

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 22 February 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 22 February 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 -39 72 £49,000 -2.00% 8
UK excluding London +1 57 £49,000 +14.62% 4
South East +3 36 £49,000 -2.00% 1
London -32 18 £55,000 -4.35% 4
East of England +15 10 £55,000 +29.41% 1
South West +6 5 £37,500 -2.60%
Midlands -1 3 £34,000 -2.86%
West Midlands +13 2 £20,500 -25.45%
Scotland -29 2 £55,000 -
Yorkshire +17 1 £48,500 +86.54%
East Midlands +7 1 £47,500 +35.71%
North of England -6 1 £48,500 +49.23% 2

WAN Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 77 (100.00%) WAN
2 75 (97.40%) Cisco
3 67 (87.01%) Cisco Certification
4 57 (74.03%) CCNP
4 57 (74.03%) Firewall
5 55 (71.43%) LAN
6 48 (62.34%) CCNA
7 41 (53.25%) MPLS
8 39 (50.65%) Cisco ASA
9 35 (45.45%) VPN
10 34 (44.16%) ITIL
11 32 (41.56%) CheckPoint
12 26 (33.77%) F5
13 25 (32.47%) Palo Alto
14 23 (29.87%) Data Centre
14 23 (29.87%) VLAN
15 22 (28.57%) Load Balancing
15 22 (28.57%) Juniper
16 21 (27.27%) CCIE
16 21 (27.27%) VoIP
17 19 (24.68%) SolarWinds
18 18 (23.38%) Network Monitoring
18 18 (23.38%) Change Management
18 18 (23.38%) DNS
19 17 (22.08%) Wireless
20 14 (18.18%) Cisco Nexus
21 13 (16.88%) Network Architecture
21 13 (16.88%) Network Management
22 12 (15.58%) IPsec
23 11 (14.29%) Linux

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 5 (6.49%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (1.30%) IIS
2 1 (1.30%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (7.79%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (7.79%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.90%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (3.90%) IaaS
3 3 (3.90%) Office 365
4 1 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.30%) PaaS
4 1 (1.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 77 (100.00%) WAN
2 57 (74.03%) Firewall
3 55 (71.43%) LAN
4 41 (53.25%) MPLS
5 39 (50.65%) Cisco ASA
6 35 (45.45%) VPN
7 23 (29.87%) VLAN
8 21 (27.27%) VoIP
9 18 (23.38%) DNS
10 17 (22.08%) Wireless
11 14 (18.18%) Cisco Nexus
12 12 (15.58%) IPsec
13 11 (14.29%) OSPF
14 10 (12.99%) BGP
14 10 (12.99%) Cisco IOS
14 10 (12.99%) TCP/IP
15 8 (10.39%) EIGRP
15 8 (10.39%) Wireshark
16 7 (9.09%) DHCP
16 7 (9.09%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.30%) SQL Server
General
1 10 (12.99%) Finance
2 3 (3.90%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.60%) Automotive
3 2 (2.60%) Banking
4 1 (1.30%) Mandarin Language
4 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.90%) Web Services
2 2 (2.60%) REST
3 1 (1.30%) CSS
3 1 (1.30%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 23 (29.87%) Data Centre
2 5 (6.49%) Driving Licence
3 3 (3.90%) Public Cloud
3 3 (3.90%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (2.60%) BBC
4 2 (2.60%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.60%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.60%) PKI
5 1 (1.30%) Clustering
5 1 (1.30%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.30%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 11 (14.29%) Linux
2 6 (7.79%) Windows
3 5 (6.49%) Windows Server
4 3 (3.90%) Mac OS X
4 3 (3.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.30%) Unix
5 1 (1.30%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (1.30%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.30%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.30%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (44.16%) ITIL
2 22 (28.57%) Load Balancing
3 18 (23.38%) Change Management
3 18 (23.38%) Network Monitoring
4 13 (16.88%) Network Architecture
4 13 (16.88%) Network Management
5 7 (9.09%) Kalman Filter
6 5 (6.49%) Migration
6 5 (6.49%) Problem Management
7 4 (5.19%) Change Control
7 4 (5.19%) Contingency Planning
7 4 (5.19%) Network Virtualisation
7 4 (5.19%) Time Management
8 3 (3.90%) High Availability
8 3 (3.90%) Identity Management
8 3 (3.90%) Mentoring
8 3 (3.90%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 3 (3.90%) Performance Analysis
8 3 (3.90%) Statistics
8 3 (3.90%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.19%) C
1 4 (5.19%) Python
2 3 (3.90%) Perl
3 2 (2.60%) C++
3 2 (2.60%) Java
3 2 (2.60%) Ruby
4 1 (1.30%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.30%) SQL
Qualifications
1 67 (87.01%) Cisco Certification
2 57 (74.03%) CCNP
3 48 (62.34%) CCNA
4 21 (27.27%) CCIE
5 6 (7.79%) Network+ Certification
6 5 (6.49%) Degree
7 2 (2.60%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (2.60%) MCSE
7 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.30%) CCDA
8 1 (1.30%) CCDP
8 1 (1.30%) CCIE Security
8 1 (1.30%) CCNP Voice
8 1 (1.30%) CCSA
8 1 (1.30%) CEH
8 1 (1.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.19%) SLA
2 3 (3.90%) PMO
3 1 (1.30%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (7.79%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.19%) FreeRADIUS
2 4 (5.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.60%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (2.60%) vSphere
4 1 (1.30%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (7.79%) Cacti
2 5 (6.49%) Nagios
3 3 (3.90%) SmokePing
4 2 (2.60%) SCOM
5 1 (1.30%) CA Spectrum
5 1 (1.30%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.30%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (1.30%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (1.30%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 75 (97.40%) Cisco
2 32 (41.56%) CheckPoint
3 26 (33.77%) F5
4 25 (32.47%) Palo Alto
5 22 (28.57%) Juniper
6 19 (24.68%) SolarWinds
7 11 (14.29%) Microsoft
8 8 (10.39%) Meraki
9 5 (6.49%) Avaya
9 5 (6.49%) HP
10 4 (5.19%) Aruba
10 4 (5.19%) VMware
11 3 (3.90%) Blue Coat
11 3 (3.90%) Polycom
11 3 (3.90%) Riverbed
12 2 (2.60%) Citrix
12 2 (2.60%) Virgin Media
13 1 (1.30%) Alcatel-Lucent
13 1 (1.30%) Extreme Networks
13 1 (1.30%) NICE Systems