Period
to 12 December 2017

The median annual salary for a WAN Engineer was £49,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 12 December 2017.

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
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1083 1097 1190
Rank change year-on-year +14 +93 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a WAN Engineer 97 135 94
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.054% 0.072% 0.044%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.056% 0.075% 0.046%
Number of salaries quoted 89 125 90
UK median annual salary £49,000 £43,500 £51,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.64% -15.12% +22.02%
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,250 £34,700
90th Percentile £58,250 £68,250 £77,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £42,500 £46,250
% change year-on-year +15.29% -8.11% +15.63%

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 172109 179749 206490
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.95% 96.51% 96.52%
Number of salaries quoted 138436 150116 172214
UK median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,473
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,250
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%

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 12 December 2017.

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 12 December 2017. 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 -22 97 £49,000 +12.64%
UK excluding London +14 73 £49,000 +15.29%
South East +21 33 £49,000 +8.89%
London -19 25 £55,000 -
East of England +13 18 £52,500 +23.53%
North of England +4 8 £47,500 +35.71%
South West +3 8 £37,500 +22.95%
Midlands +8 6 £20,500 -52.33%
North West -15 5 £47,500 +35.71%
West Midlands +22 4 £20,500 -23.36%
Yorkshire +28 3 £32,500 -
East Midlands +7 2 - -

WAN Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 December 2017, WAN Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring WAN Engineer in the job title.

1 97 (100.00%) WAN
2 90 (92.78%) Cisco
3 76 (78.35%) Firewall
4 74 (76.29%) LAN
5 72 (74.23%) Cisco Certification
6 67 (69.07%) CCNP
7 53 (54.64%) CCNA
8 51 (52.58%) CheckPoint
9 47 (48.45%) ITIL
9 47 (48.45%) Cisco ASA
10 39 (40.21%) VPN
11 37 (38.14%) MPLS
12 33 (34.02%) Data Centre
13 31 (31.96%) F5
14 30 (30.93%) VoIP
15 29 (29.90%) Network Monitoring
15 29 (29.90%) Load Balancing
16 28 (28.87%) SolarWinds
17 27 (27.84%) DNS
17 27 (27.84%) CCIE
18 26 (26.80%) Change Management
19 24 (24.74%) VLAN
20 22 (22.68%) Cisco Nexus
20 22 (22.68%) Network Management
20 22 (22.68%) Palo Alto
21 19 (19.59%) Cisco IOS
21 19 (19.59%) Active Directory
22 18 (18.56%) DHCP
23 17 (17.53%) FTP
23 17 (17.53%) Windows

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 6 (6.19%) Skype for Business
2 3 (3.09%) IIS
2 3 (3.09%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.06%) Apache
4 1 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (5.15%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.09%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (9.28%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (4.12%) Office 365
4 3 (3.09%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (3.09%) IaaS
5 1 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.03%) PaaS
5 1 (1.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 97 (100.00%) WAN
2 76 (78.35%) Firewall
3 74 (76.29%) LAN
4 47 (48.45%) Cisco ASA
5 39 (40.21%) VPN
6 37 (38.14%) MPLS
7 30 (30.93%) VoIP
8 27 (27.84%) DNS
9 24 (24.74%) VLAN
10 22 (22.68%) Cisco Nexus
11 19 (19.59%) Cisco IOS
12 18 (18.56%) DHCP
13 17 (17.53%) BGP
13 17 (17.53%) FTP
14 14 (14.43%) Network Security
15 13 (13.40%) Cisco PIX
15 13 (13.40%) IPsec
15 13 (13.40%) TCP/IP
16 12 (12.37%) OSPF
17 11 (11.34%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.12%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.06%) DB2
General
1 9 (9.28%) Finance
2 7 (7.22%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.12%) Legal
4 2 (2.06%) Automotive
4 2 (2.06%) Retail
5 1 (1.03%) Mandarin Language
5 1 (1.03%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.19%) Web Services
2 2 (2.06%) Regular Expression
2 2 (2.06%) REST
3 1 (1.03%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 33 (34.02%) Data Centre
2 5 (5.15%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (4.12%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.09%) Driving Licence
4 3 (3.09%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.06%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.06%) PKI
6 1 (1.03%) Clustering
6 1 (1.03%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.03%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 17 (17.53%) Windows
2 15 (15.46%) Linux
2 15 (15.46%) Windows Server
3 4 (4.12%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (3.09%) Mac OS X
5 2 (2.06%) AIX
5 2 (2.06%) Oracle Linux
5 2 (2.06%) SUSE
5 2 (2.06%) Unix
5 2 (2.06%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (2.06%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.03%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.03%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.03%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (48.45%) ITIL
2 29 (29.90%) Load Balancing
2 29 (29.90%) Network Monitoring
3 26 (26.80%) Change Management
4 22 (22.68%) Network Management
5 11 (11.34%) Network Architecture
6 10 (10.31%) Time Management
7 7 (7.22%) Mentoring
7 7 (7.22%) Problem Management
7 7 (7.22%) Service Management
7 7 (7.22%) Statistics
8 6 (6.19%) Network Virtualisation
9 5 (5.15%) High Availability
9 5 (5.15%) Migration
10 4 (4.12%) Change Control
10 4 (4.12%) Kalman Filter
10 4 (4.12%) Service Design
10 4 (4.12%) Web Filtering
11 3 (3.09%) Contingency Planning
11 3 (3.09%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 7 (7.22%) C
2 6 (6.19%) Perl
2 6 (6.19%) Python
3 4 (4.12%) C++
3 4 (4.12%) Java
3 4 (4.12%) Ruby
4 3 (3.09%) SQL
5 2 (2.06%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 72 (74.23%) Cisco Certification
2 67 (69.07%) CCNP
3 53 (54.64%) CCNA
4 27 (27.84%) CCIE
5 16 (16.49%) Network+ Certification
6 5 (5.15%) Degree
7 4 (4.12%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (4.12%) MCSE
7 4 (4.12%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (2.06%) MCP
8 2 (2.06%) Security Cleared
8 2 (2.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (1.03%) CCDA
9 1 (1.03%) CCDP
9 1 (1.03%) CCIE Security
9 1 (1.03%) CCSA
9 1 (1.03%) CEH
9 1 (1.03%) HNC
9 1 (1.03%) HND
9 1 (1.03%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (5.15%) PMO
2 1 (1.03%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (1.03%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (19.59%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.06%) Firmware
3 2 (2.06%) FreeRADIUS
3 2 (2.06%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.06%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (2.06%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (16.49%) Cacti
2 7 (7.22%) Nagios
3 6 (6.19%) SmokePing
4 4 (4.12%) CA Spectrum
4 4 (4.12%) SCOM
5 3 (3.09%) vCenter Server
6 2 (2.06%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (2.06%) Stealthwatch
7 1 (1.03%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (1.03%) Cisco UCCE
7 1 (1.03%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (1.03%) FortiGate
7 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (1.03%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 90 (92.78%) Cisco
2 51 (52.58%) CheckPoint
3 31 (31.96%) F5
4 28 (28.87%) SolarWinds
5 22 (22.68%) Palo Alto
6 17 (17.53%) Juniper
7 13 (13.40%) Meraki
8 12 (12.37%) Microsoft
9 8 (8.25%) Avaya
9 8 (8.25%) Riverbed
9 8 (8.25%) VMware
10 7 (7.22%) Citrix
11 4 (4.12%) CA
12 3 (3.09%) Aruba
12 3 (3.09%) Blue Coat
12 3 (3.09%) HP
13 2 (2.06%) Aerohive Networks
13 2 (2.06%) Google
13 2 (2.06%) Polycom
13 2 (2.06%) Splunk