The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for WAN Optimisation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited WAN Optimisation over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

WAN Optimization
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 828 885 897
Rank change year-on-year +57 +12  
Permanent jobs citing WAN Optimisation 24 65 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.028% 0.062% 0.067%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.031% 0.070% 0.077%
Number of salaries quoted 23 47 56
Median salary £62,500 £55,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.63% +22.22%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,400 £46,600 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,000 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £58,750 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +23.68% +5.55%  

WAN Optimisation is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 76216 92627 93645
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 89.14% 88.57% 86.99%
Number of salaries quoted 62695 76706 75786
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

WAN Optimisation
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing WAN Optimisation as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for WAN Optimisation in the UK

WAN Optimisation
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for WAN Optimisation in the UK

WAN Optimisation
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing WAN Optimisation over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for WAN Optimisation in the UK

WAN Optimisation
Top 9 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WAN Optimisation within the UK over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +34 22 £62,500 +13.63%
London +36 14 £67,500 +12.50%
South East +52 5 £62,500 +31.57%
West Sussex +7 3 £62,500 +25.00%
South West - 3 £30,000 -
Gatwick - 3 £62,500 -
Bristol - 3 £30,000 -
Surrey +46 2 £64,500 +40.21%
City of London +26 2 £51,250 -35.93%

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT jobs citing WAN Optimisation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for WAN Optimisation.

1 41 (100.00%) WAN
2 34 (82.93%) Cisco
3 25 (60.98%) MPLS
3 25 (60.98%) Firewall
4 21 (51.22%) Cisco Certification
5 20 (48.78%) Juniper
6 17 (41.46%) Wireless
6 17 (41.46%) Load Balancing
6 17 (41.46%) Data Centre
7 16 (39.02%) Cisco Nexus
7 16 (39.02%) Riverbed
8 15 (36.59%) BGP
8 15 (36.59%) LAN
9 14 (34.15%) Ethernet
9 14 (34.15%) Wi-Fi
9 14 (34.15%) Network Design
10 13 (31.71%) Palo Alto
10 13 (31.71%) F5
11 12 (29.27%) Junos
11 12 (29.27%) Unified Communications
11 12 (29.27%) SolarWinds
11 12 (29.27%) OSPF
12 11 (26.83%) SAN
12 11 (26.83%) DNS
12 11 (26.83%) SSL
12 11 (26.83%) SLA
12 11 (26.83%) 3G
12 11 (26.83%) IPsec
12 11 (26.83%) Management Information System
12 11 (26.83%) Information Management

WAN Optimisation
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:

Cloud Services
1 8 (19.51%) IaaS
2 5 (12.20%) PaaS
2 5 (12.20%) SaaS
3 4 (9.76%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 41 (100.00%) WAN
2 25 (60.98%) Firewall
2 25 (60.98%) MPLS
3 17 (41.46%) Wireless
4 16 (39.02%) Cisco Nexus
5 15 (36.59%) BGP
5 15 (36.59%) LAN
6 14 (34.15%) Ethernet
6 14 (34.15%) Wi-Fi
7 12 (29.27%) Junos
7 12 (29.27%) OSPF
7 12 (29.27%) Unified Communications
8 11 (26.83%) 3G
8 11 (26.83%) 4G
8 11 (26.83%) DNS
8 11 (26.83%) IPsec
8 11 (26.83%) SAN
8 11 (26.83%) SSL
9 9 (21.95%) DDNS
9 9 (21.95%) DSL
General
1 8 (19.51%) Telecoms
2 5 (12.20%) Marketing
3 3 (7.32%) Banking
4 2 (4.88%) Finance
4 2 (4.88%) Legal
5 1 (2.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (56.10%) Network Engineer
2 12 (29.27%) Senior Network Engineer
3 9 (21.95%) Juniper Engineer
4 5 (12.20%) Cisco Engineer
4 5 (12.20%) Product Manager
5 4 (9.76%) Optimisation Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) WAN Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Architect
6 3 (7.32%) Cisco Voice Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Network Architect
6 3 (7.32%) Network Security Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Security Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Senior Cisco Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Senior Voice Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Voice Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Network Technical Architect
7 2 (4.88%) Technical Architect
7 2 (4.88%) Test Engineer
8 1 (2.44%) Security Architect
Miscellaneous
1 17 (41.46%) Data Centre
2 11 (26.83%) Management Information System
2 11 (26.83%) PKI
3 3 (7.32%) Driving Licence
4 2 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.88%) Virtual Team
5 1 (2.44%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.44%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (2.44%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.32%) Linux
2 2 (4.88%) Windows
3 1 (2.44%) CentOS
3 1 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.44%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (41.46%) Load Balancing
2 14 (34.15%) Network Design
3 11 (26.83%) Change Control
3 11 (26.83%) Information Management
3 11 (26.83%) Operations Management
4 9 (21.95%) Adaptive Security
4 9 (21.95%) ITIL
4 9 (21.95%) Presales
5 3 (7.32%) Competitor Analysis
5 3 (7.32%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (4.88%) IT Strategy
6 2 (4.88%) Performance Management
6 2 (4.88%) Product Management
7 1 (2.44%) Critical Success Factor
7 1 (2.44%) Mathematics
7 1 (2.44%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 1 (2.44%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (2.44%) Test Scripting
7 1 (2.44%) Two-Factor Authentication
7 1 (2.44%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.88%) C
2 1 (2.44%) Bash Shell
2 1 (2.44%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.44%) Python
Qualifications
1 21 (51.22%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (14.63%) CCNP
3 5 (12.20%) CCNA
4 3 (7.32%) CCNP Voice
5 2 (4.88%) CCVP
6 1 (2.44%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (26.83%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (7.32%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.44%) ProxySG
2 1 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (24.39%) Cisco Prime
2 9 (21.95%) SolarWinds Orion
3 3 (7.32%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (7.32%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 34 (82.93%) Cisco
2 20 (48.78%) Juniper
3 16 (39.02%) Riverbed
4 13 (31.71%) F5
4 13 (31.71%) Palo Alto
5 12 (29.27%) SolarWinds
6 9 (21.95%) Barracuda Networks
7 4 (9.76%) Blue Coat
7 4 (9.76%) Microsoft
8 3 (7.32%) Citrix
8 3 (7.32%) Fortinet
8 3 (7.32%) Meraki
9 2 (4.88%) CheckPoint
9 2 (4.88%) Infovista
10 1 (2.44%) Forcepoint
10 1 (2.44%) VMware