Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

WAN Optimization
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1099 1113 1184
Rank change year-on-year +14 +71 +59
Permanent jobs citing WAN Optimisation 90 106 127
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.050% 0.057% 0.058%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.056% 0.063% 0.065%
Number of salaries quoted 73 102 112
UK median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.55% -4.35%
10th Percentile £27,250 £41,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £67,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £61,250 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +22.50% +5.26% +5.56%

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 161665 167144 194190
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.93% 89.36% 88.79%
Number of salaries quoted 127669 138904 159942
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +6.25%

WAN Optimisation
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing WAN Optimisation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for WAN Optimisation in the UK

WAN Optimisation
Top 11 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 6 months to 20 November 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 +30 87 £55,000 -4.35% 6
UK excluding London +39 54 £61,250 +22.50% 4
London -21 36 £52,500 -12.50% 2
North of England +23 17 £63,750 +27.50%
North West - 17 £63,750 -
Midlands +23 14 £53,125 +39.80% 2
West Midlands +18 14 £53,125 +39.80% 2
South East +15 12 £72,000 +37.14%
East of England +9 7 £38,750 -3.13% 2
Scotland - 3 £67,500 -
South West - 1 £40,000 -

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 90 (100.00%) WAN
2 88 (97.78%) Cisco
3 71 (78.89%) Firewall
4 54 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
5 48 (53.33%) LAN
6 47 (52.22%) Juniper
7 44 (48.89%) Load Balancing
8 41 (45.56%) MPLS
9 37 (41.11%) Wireless
10 33 (36.67%) BGP
11 32 (35.56%) OSPF
11 32 (35.56%) Network Security
11 32 (35.56%) Riverbed
12 31 (34.44%) Wi-Fi
13 30 (33.33%) SolarWinds
13 30 (33.33%) Palo Alto
14 29 (32.22%) CCNP
15 28 (31.11%) Finance
16 27 (30.00%) ITIL
17 25 (27.78%) VoIP
17 25 (27.78%) VPN
18 23 (25.56%) CCNA
19 22 (24.44%) SAN
19 22 (24.44%) Data Centre
19 22 (24.44%) F5
19 22 (24.44%) Cisco ASA
20 21 (23.33%) IPsec
21 20 (22.22%) EIGRP
21 20 (22.22%) Windows
22 19 (21.11%) Service 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:

Application Platforms
1 10 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 9 (10.00%) SAS
3 8 (8.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (8.89%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (5.56%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 3 (3.33%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 16 (17.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (10.00%) Office 365
3 5 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (3.33%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 90 (100.00%) WAN
2 71 (78.89%) Firewall
3 48 (53.33%) LAN
4 41 (45.56%) MPLS
5 37 (41.11%) Wireless
6 33 (36.67%) BGP
7 32 (35.56%) Network Security
7 32 (35.56%) OSPF
8 31 (34.44%) Wi-Fi
9 25 (27.78%) VoIP
9 25 (27.78%) VPN
10 22 (24.44%) Cisco ASA
10 22 (24.44%) SAN
11 21 (23.33%) IPsec
12 20 (22.22%) EIGRP
13 18 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
13 18 (20.00%) SSL
14 17 (18.89%) Internet
14 17 (18.89%) Unified Communications
15 16 (17.78%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (3.33%) Git (software)
General
1 28 (31.11%) Finance
2 7 (7.78%) Legal
3 5 (5.56%) Banking
4 4 (4.44%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.22%) Law
6 1 (1.11%) Advertising
6 1 (1.11%) Back Office
6 1 (1.11%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 52 (57.78%) Network Engineer
2 17 (18.89%) Juniper Engineer
3 14 (15.56%) Cisco Engineer
3 14 (15.56%) Senior Network Engineer
4 13 (14.44%) Architect
4 13 (14.44%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 13 (14.44%) Network Architect
4 13 (14.44%) Network Security Architect
4 13 (14.44%) Security Architect
5 8 (8.89%) Analyst
5 8 (8.89%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 8 (8.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (7.78%) Exchange Support
6 7 (7.78%) Infrastructure Support
6 7 (7.78%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 7 (7.78%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (7.78%) Support Analyst
7 6 (6.67%) Implementation Engineer
7 6 (6.67%) Network Implementation Engineer
8 5 (5.56%) Lead Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.44%) 802.1X
1 4 (4.44%) XMPP
2 3 (3.33%) HTML
2 3 (3.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (24.44%) Data Centre
2 12 (13.33%) Driving Licence
3 11 (12.22%) Management Information System
3 11 (12.22%) Video Conferencing
4 10 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (11.11%) Computer Science
4 10 (11.11%) PKI
5 3 (3.33%) Public Cloud
5 3 (3.33%) Virtual Team
6 2 (2.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 20 (22.22%) Windows
2 12 (13.33%) Linux
2 12 (13.33%) Unix
3 11 (12.22%) Windows Server
4 8 (8.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (8.89%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (48.89%) Load Balancing
2 27 (30.00%) ITIL
3 19 (21.11%) Service Management
4 16 (17.78%) Network Design
5 15 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (16.67%) Change Control
6 12 (13.33%) Kalman Filter
6 12 (13.33%) Network Monitoring
6 12 (13.33%) Web Filtering
7 11 (12.22%) Incident Management
7 11 (12.22%) Information Security
8 10 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
8 10 (11.11%) Information Management
8 10 (11.11%) Operations Management
8 10 (11.11%) TOGAF
8 10 (11.11%) Zachman Framework
9 9 (10.00%) Adaptive Security
9 9 (10.00%) Mathematics
10 8 (8.89%) Proactive Management
10 8 (8.89%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.33%) PowerShell
1 3 (3.33%) Python
2 1 (1.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 54 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (32.22%) CCNP
3 23 (25.56%) CCNA
4 17 (18.89%) CCIE
5 12 (13.33%) Degree
6 6 (6.67%) MCP
6 6 (6.67%) MCSA
6 6 (6.67%) MCSE
6 6 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (3.33%) CCIE Routing and Switching
7 3 (3.33%) CCNP Voice
7 3 (3.33%) CCVP
7 3 (3.33%) JNCIA
7 3 (3.33%) JNCIS
8 1 (1.11%) CCDA
8 1 (1.11%) CCSP
8 1 (1.11%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (1.11%) EMCIE
8 1 (1.11%) EMCTA
8 1 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (18.89%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (8.89%) DFS Replication
2 8 (8.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (6.67%) Hyper-V
4 4 (4.44%) VMware Server
5 3 (3.33%) VMware NSX
6 2 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 12 (13.33%) Cisco CUCM
2 9 (10.00%) Cisco Prime
2 9 (10.00%) SolarWinds Orion
3 7 (7.78%) FortiGate
4 4 (4.44%) Nagios
5 3 (3.33%) Cisco UCCX
5 3 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (3.33%) Puppet
5 3 (3.33%) vCenter Server
5 3 (3.33%) vRealize
6 2 (2.22%) SCCM
6 2 (2.22%) SCOM
Vendors
1 88 (97.78%) Cisco
2 47 (52.22%) Juniper
3 32 (35.56%) Riverbed
4 30 (33.33%) Palo Alto
4 30 (33.33%) SolarWinds
5 22 (24.44%) F5
6 14 (15.56%) CheckPoint
7 13 (14.44%) VMware
8 12 (13.33%) Meraki
9 11 (12.22%) NetApp
10 10 (11.11%) Citrix
11 9 (10.00%) Barracuda Networks
11 9 (10.00%) Forcepoint
11 9 (10.00%) Fortinet
11 9 (10.00%) Google
12 8 (8.89%) Mitel
13 6 (6.67%) McAfee
13 6 (6.67%) Microsoft
14 5 (5.56%) Nokia
14 5 (5.56%) Oracle