Period
to 18 October 2017

The median annual salary for a WAN Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 October 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
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1068 1070 1233
Rank change year-on-year +2 +163 -36
Permanent jobs requiring a WAN Engineer 95 147 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.054% 0.077% 0.038%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.057% 0.080% 0.039%
Number of salaries quoted 84 132 76
UK median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £49,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% -14.14% +17.86%
10th Percentile £32,875 £30,125 £37,500
90th Percentile £61,000 £63,700 £65,125
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £41,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +18.07% -12.63% +18.75%

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 167288 184870 210158
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.79% 96.44% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 134009 154979 174143
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 18 October 2017.

Salary histogram for WAN Engineer in the UK

WAN Engineer
Top 13 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 18 October 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 +26 95 £50,000 +17.65% 3
UK excluding London +35 68 £49,000 +18.07% 3
London -17 27 £55,000 -
South East +44 26 £49,000 +30.67% 1
East of England +23 19 £52,500 +23.53%
North of England +14 11 £47,500 +35.71%
Midlands +20 6 £20,500 -52.87% 2
South West +13 6 £37,500 +64.84%
North West -12 5 £47,500 +35.71%
East Midlands +39 3 - - 1
Yorkshire +24 3 £32,500 -
West Midlands +21 3 £20,500 -21.15% 1
North East - 3 £36,500 -

WAN Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 95 (100.00%) WAN
2 88 (92.63%) Cisco
3 77 (81.05%) Firewall
4 76 (80.00%) LAN
5 59 (62.11%) Cisco Certification
6 54 (56.84%) CheckPoint
7 53 (55.79%) CCNP
8 46 (48.42%) ITIL
9 43 (45.26%) CCNA
9 43 (45.26%) Cisco ASA
10 35 (36.84%) VoIP
11 31 (32.63%) Data Centre
12 30 (31.58%) VPN
12 30 (31.58%) MPLS
13 28 (29.47%) DNS
14 25 (26.32%) Cisco Nexus
14 25 (26.32%) Cisco IOS
15 24 (25.26%) SolarWinds
15 24 (25.26%) Network Monitoring
16 23 (24.21%) Load Balancing
17 22 (23.16%) DHCP
17 22 (23.16%) Change Management
18 21 (22.11%) F5
19 20 (21.05%) Network Management
19 20 (21.05%) CCIE
20 18 (18.95%) Active Directory
20 18 (18.95%) TCP/IP
20 18 (18.95%) FTP
20 18 (18.95%) Linux
20 18 (18.95%) Network+ Certification

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 (6.32%) Skype for Business
2 3 (3.16%) IIS
2 3 (3.16%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.11%) Apache
4 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (4.21%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.11%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
1 10 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (7.37%) IaaS
3 3 (3.16%) Office 365
4 2 (2.11%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.05%) PaaS
5 1 (1.05%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 95 (100.00%) WAN
2 77 (81.05%) Firewall
3 76 (80.00%) LAN
4 43 (45.26%) Cisco ASA
5 35 (36.84%) VoIP
6 30 (31.58%) MPLS
6 30 (31.58%) VPN
7 28 (29.47%) DNS
8 25 (26.32%) Cisco IOS
8 25 (26.32%) Cisco Nexus
9 22 (23.16%) DHCP
10 18 (18.95%) FTP
10 18 (18.95%) Network Security
10 18 (18.95%) TCP/IP
11 15 (15.79%) BGP
11 15 (15.79%) IPsec
11 15 (15.79%) VLAN
12 12 (12.63%) Cisco PIX
12 12 (12.63%) NetScaler
13 11 (11.58%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.21%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.11%) DB2
General
1 8 (8.42%) Legal
2 7 (7.37%) Telecoms
3 6 (6.32%) Finance
4 2 (2.11%) Automotive
5 1 (1.05%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.42%) Web Services
2 2 (2.11%) Regular Expression
2 2 (2.11%) REST
3 1 (1.05%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 31 (32.63%) Data Centre
2 7 (7.37%) Video Conferencing
3 6 (6.32%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.16%) PKI
5 2 (2.11%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.05%) Clustering
6 1 (1.05%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.05%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.05%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 18 (18.95%) Linux
2 17 (17.89%) Windows
3 15 (15.79%) Windows Server
4 4 (4.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.11%) AIX
5 2 (2.11%) CentOS
5 2 (2.11%) Mac OS X
5 2 (2.11%) Oracle Linux
5 2 (2.11%) SUSE
5 2 (2.11%) Unix
5 2 (2.11%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (2.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.05%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.05%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.05%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (48.42%) ITIL
2 24 (25.26%) Network Monitoring
3 23 (24.21%) Load Balancing
4 22 (23.16%) Change Management
5 20 (21.05%) Network Management
6 12 (12.63%) Time Management
7 9 (9.47%) Mentoring
8 8 (8.42%) Network Architecture
8 8 (8.42%) Network Virtualisation
8 8 (8.42%) Problem Management
9 7 (7.37%) High Availability
9 7 (7.37%) Service Management
9 7 (7.37%) Statistics
10 6 (6.32%) Kalman Filter
10 6 (6.32%) Migration
10 6 (6.32%) Service Design
10 6 (6.32%) Web Filtering
11 4 (4.21%) Change Control
11 4 (4.21%) IT Strategy
12 3 (3.16%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 9 (9.47%) C
1 9 (9.47%) Python
2 8 (8.42%) Perl
3 6 (6.32%) C++
3 6 (6.32%) Java
3 6 (6.32%) Ruby
4 2 (2.11%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 59 (62.11%) Cisco Certification
2 53 (55.79%) CCNP
3 43 (45.26%) CCNA
4 20 (21.05%) CCIE
5 18 (18.95%) Network+ Certification
6 7 (7.37%) Degree
7 6 (6.32%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (4.21%) MCSE
8 4 (4.21%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (3.16%) Security Cleared
10 2 (2.11%) CEH
10 2 (2.11%) HNC
10 2 (2.11%) HND
10 2 (2.11%) MCP
10 2 (2.11%) SC Cleared
10 2 (2.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (1.05%) CCDA
11 1 (1.05%) CISM
11 1 (1.05%) CISSP
11 1 (1.05%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (7.37%) PMO
3 2 (2.11%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (1.05%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (18.95%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.21%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (4.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.11%) Firmware
3 2 (2.11%) FreeRADIUS
3 2 (2.11%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 18 (18.95%) Cacti
2 10 (10.53%) Nagios
3 6 (6.32%) SCOM
3 6 (6.32%) SmokePing
4 4 (4.21%) CA Spectrum
5 3 (3.16%) Cisco Prime
5 3 (3.16%) vCenter Server
6 2 (2.11%) AirWatch
6 2 (2.11%) Stealthwatch
7 1 (1.05%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (1.05%) Cisco UCCE
7 1 (1.05%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (1.05%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 88 (92.63%) Cisco
2 54 (56.84%) CheckPoint
3 24 (25.26%) SolarWinds
4 21 (22.11%) F5
5 16 (16.84%) Juniper
6 15 (15.79%) Meraki
6 15 (15.79%) Palo Alto
7 14 (14.74%) Citrix
8 13 (13.68%) Microsoft
9 11 (11.58%) Riverbed
10 10 (10.53%) VMware
11 8 (8.42%) Avaya
12 6 (6.32%) Aruba
13 5 (5.26%) HP
14 4 (4.21%) Aerohive Networks
14 4 (4.21%) CA
14 4 (4.21%) Extreme Networks
15 3 (3.16%) Blue Coat
16 2 (2.11%) Brocade
16 2 (2.11%) Google