Period
to 22 September 2018

The median annual salary for a WAN Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 September 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1074 1078 1101
Rank change year-on-year +4 +23 +150
Permanent jobs requiring a WAN Engineer 82 113 146
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.049% 0.064% 0.075%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.051% 0.067% 0.078%
Number of salaries quoted 60 103 132
UK median annual salary £47,500 £49,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.06% +15.29% -15.00%
10th Percentile £27,375 £25,650 £29,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £64,750 £63,700
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year - +25.00% -22.45%

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 159,903 169,601 187,341
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.04% 95.98% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 128,846 135,977 157,397
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 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 22 September 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 September 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 +3 71 £47,500 -3.06% 8
UK excluding London -10 47 £47,500 - 7
London +25 26 £47,500 -13.64% 2
Midlands +49 23 £46,750 +128.05% 2
East Midlands +24 21 £46,000 - 1
North of England +21 11 £70,000 +91.78% 4
North West +14 9 £70,000 +47.37% 4
South East -6 9 £55,500 +16.84%
West Midlands +32 2 £47,500 +131.71% 1
Yorkshire +32 2 - -
South West +12 2 £45,000 +20.00%
Scotland - 2 £33,500 - 1

WAN Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 82 (100.00%) WAN
2 75 (91.46%) LAN
3 68 (82.93%) Cisco
4 65 (79.27%) Cisco Certification
5 51 (62.20%) CCNP
6 28 (34.15%) CCNA
6 28 (34.15%) SAN
6 28 (34.15%) Cisco ASA
7 25 (30.49%) MPLS
8 24 (29.27%) Firewall
8 24 (29.27%) Wireless
9 23 (28.05%) Cisco Nexus
10 21 (25.61%) Data Centre
11 20 (24.39%) WLAN
12 19 (23.17%) VMware
13 18 (21.95%) Migration
13 18 (21.95%) VMware Infrastructure
14 17 (20.73%) Banking
14 17 (20.73%) VPN
14 17 (20.73%) Juniper
14 17 (20.73%) SolarWinds
15 16 (19.51%) Network Architecture
15 16 (19.51%) Presales
15 16 (19.51%) Cisco IOS
15 16 (19.51%) Load Balancing
16 15 (18.29%) Degree
16 15 (18.29%) Network Security
16 15 (18.29%) Linux
16 15 (18.29%) Wireshark
16 15 (18.29%) NX-OS

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 (3.66%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.22%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.22%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (14.63%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.66%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.44%) Office 365
5 1 (1.22%) IaaS
5 1 (1.22%) PaaS
5 1 (1.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 82 (100.00%) WAN
2 75 (91.46%) LAN
3 28 (34.15%) Cisco ASA
3 28 (34.15%) SAN
4 25 (30.49%) MPLS
5 24 (29.27%) Firewall
5 24 (29.27%) Wireless
6 23 (28.05%) Cisco Nexus
7 20 (24.39%) WLAN
8 17 (20.73%) VPN
9 16 (19.51%) Cisco IOS
10 15 (18.29%) Network Security
10 15 (18.29%) NX-OS
10 15 (18.29%) Wireshark
11 14 (17.07%) BIG-IP
12 12 (14.63%) IP Telephony
12 12 (14.63%) NGN
13 10 (12.20%) VLAN
13 10 (12.20%) VoIP
14 9 (10.98%) BGP
General
1 17 (20.73%) Banking
2 14 (17.07%) Retail
3 5 (6.10%) Finance
4 2 (2.44%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.32%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 21 (25.61%) Data Centre
2 14 (17.07%) BBC
3 4 (4.88%) Fintech
4 1 (1.22%) PKI
4 1 (1.22%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 15 (18.29%) Linux
2 5 (6.10%) Windows
3 3 (3.66%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.22%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (21.95%) Migration
2 16 (19.51%) Load Balancing
2 16 (19.51%) Network Architecture
2 16 (19.51%) Presales
3 14 (17.07%) Infrastructure Transformation
3 14 (17.07%) IT Strategy
3 14 (17.07%) Multichannel Retail
4 12 (14.63%) PQQ
4 12 (14.63%) Product Management
4 12 (14.63%) Technical Architecture
4 12 (14.63%) Time Management
5 7 (8.54%) Network Design
6 5 (6.10%) Operations Management
7 4 (4.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 4 (4.88%) Network Management
8 2 (2.44%) Business Continuity
8 2 (2.44%) Data Centre Operations
8 2 (2.44%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (2.44%) Network Virtualisation
8 2 (2.44%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.44%) Python
Qualifications
1 65 (79.27%) Cisco Certification
2 51 (62.20%) CCNP
3 28 (34.15%) CCNA
4 15 (18.29%) Degree
5 12 (14.63%) CCDP
6 2 (2.44%) A+ Certification
6 2 (2.44%) JNCIP
6 2 (2.44%) JNCIS
6 2 (2.44%) MCP
6 2 (2.44%) MCSE
6 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.22%) AWS Certification
7 1 (1.22%) CCIE
7 1 (1.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.44%) ISO 14001
2 2 (2.44%) ISO 9001
2 2 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 2 (2.44%) SLA
3 1 (1.22%) GDPR
3 1 (1.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 18 (21.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (4.88%) Active Directory
3 3 (3.66%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.22%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 14 (17.07%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (3.66%) FortiGate
3 2 (2.44%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (1.22%) Nessus
4 1 (1.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 68 (82.93%) Cisco
2 19 (23.17%) VMware
3 17 (20.73%) Juniper
3 17 (20.73%) SolarWinds
4 14 (17.07%) NetApp
4 14 (17.07%) Virgin Media
5 12 (14.63%) Citrix
5 12 (14.63%) F5
5 12 (14.63%) Fortinet
6 5 (6.10%) Microsoft
6 5 (6.10%) Rackspace
7 4 (4.88%) Meraki
8 3 (3.66%) EMC
9 2 (2.44%) BT
9 2 (2.44%) CA
9 2 (2.44%) CheckPoint
9 2 (2.44%) Dell
9 2 (2.44%) HP
9 2 (2.44%) Palo Alto
9 2 (2.44%) Splunk