Period
to 21 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for WAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited WAN over the 6 months to 21 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
UK
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 146 122 111
Rank change year-on-year -24 -11 -12
Permanent jobs citing WAN 3,954 4,688 5,549
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.34% 2.66% 2.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.58% 16.75% 16.79%
Number of salaries quoted 3,256 3,982 4,756
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.45% -3.33%
10th Percentile £25,125 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -4.76%

WAN is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 25,379 27,981 33,049
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.02% 15.87% 16.77%
Number of salaries quoted 20,093 22,698 27,403
UK median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% - -
10th Percentile £25,632 £25,750 £25,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for WAN in the UK

WAN
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for WAN in the UK

WAN
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing WAN over the 6 months to 21 August 2018.

Salary histogram for WAN in the UK

WAN
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the UK over the 6 months to 21 August 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 -20 3,698 £46,056 +2.35% 454
UK excluding London -23 2,422 £42,500 +6.25% 337
London -20 1,427 £52,500 -2.78% 132
South East -26 724 £46,000 +15.00% 85
North of England -19 564 £40,000 - 122
Midlands +17 497 £40,000 -5.88% 58
North West -25 325 £40,000 -5.88% 73
West Midlands +11 315 £40,000 -5.88% 35
East of England -24 304 £45,500 -4.21% 30
South West -11 219 £38,750 +6.75% 27
Yorkshire -6 206 £40,000 +6.67% 41
East Midlands +27 185 £40,000 -2.44% 22
Scotland -37 83 £42,500 -15.00% 9
Wales +23 58 £42,500 +13.33% 3
North East +2 33 £28,750 -21.23% 8
Northern Ireland +2 16 £21,000 -30.00% 3

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, IT jobs citing WAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for WAN.

1 3,198 (80.88%) LAN
2 2,099 (53.09%) Cisco
3 1,785 (45.14%) Firewall
4 1,622 (41.02%) Windows
5 1,321 (33.41%) Microsoft
6 1,297 (32.80%) Cisco Certification
7 1,267 (32.04%) VMware
8 1,209 (30.58%) Active Directory
9 988 (24.99%) VPN
10 984 (24.89%) ITIL
11 962 (24.33%) CCNP
12 940 (23.77%) Data Centre
13 909 (22.99%) Windows Server
14 872 (22.05%) VMware Infrastructure
15 823 (20.81%) TCP/IP
16 776 (19.63%) Wireless
17 747 (18.89%) CCNA
17 747 (18.89%) Office 365
18 724 (18.31%) MPLS
19 699 (17.68%) DNS
20 682 (17.25%) Finance
21 607 (15.35%) CheckPoint
22 605 (15.30%) Citrix
23 578 (14.62%) Network Security
24 575 (14.54%) MS Exchange
25 566 (14.31%) Microsoft Azure
26 512 (12.95%) BGP
27 509 (12.87%) DHCP
28 506 (12.80%) VoIP
28 506 (12.80%) Infrastructure Engineering

WAN
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
1 575 (14.54%) MS Exchange
2 182 (4.60%) Exchange Server 2010
3 163 (4.12%) SharePoint
4 162 (4.10%) Exchange Server 2013
5 147 (3.72%) Skype for Business
6 100 (2.53%) IIS
7 76 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2007
8 69 (1.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 43 (1.09%) Apache
10 34 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2003
11 23 (0.58%) IBM Notes
12 22 (0.56%) OpenStack
12 22 (0.56%) WordPress
13 21 (0.53%) WebSphere
14 19 (0.48%) CMS
15 17 (0.43%) JBoss
15 17 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
16 14 (0.35%) nginx
16 14 (0.35%) Office Communications Server
16 14 (0.35%) Tomcat
Applications
1 390 (9.86%) Microsoft Office
2 75 (1.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 58 (1.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 47 (1.19%) MS Visio
5 25 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.13%) SOLIDWORKS
7 2 (0.051%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.051%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.025%) EPLAN
8 1 (0.025%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 21 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
2 17 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
3 12 (0.30%) Elite 3E
4 9 (0.23%) Orchard Housing
5 7 (0.18%) Cognos TM1
6 4 (0.10%) Workfront
7 3 (0.076%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.076%) Infor M3
8 2 (0.051%) Carpe Diem
8 2 (0.051%) Pegasus Opera
8 2 (0.051%) Visualfiles
9 1 (0.025%) assyst
9 1 (0.025%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.025%) FLEXCUBE
9 1 (0.025%) Lawson
9 1 (0.025%) NetSuite
9 1 (0.025%) Primavera
9 1 (0.025%) SAP Business One
9 1 (0.025%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.025%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 747 (18.89%) Office 365
2 566 (14.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 399 (10.09%) Amazon AWS
4 96 (2.43%) IaaS
5 86 (2.18%) Cloud Computing
6 85 (2.15%) SaaS
7 48 (1.21%) PaaS
8 35 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
8 35 (0.89%) Mimecast
9 32 (0.81%) G Suite
10 25 (0.63%) Amazon S3
10 25 (0.63%) IBM Cloud
11 23 (0.58%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 23 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
12 22 (0.56%) Azure Active Directory
12 22 (0.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 19 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
14 12 (0.30%) OneDrive
15 11 (0.28%) AWS Lambda
15 11 (0.28%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3,198 (80.88%) LAN
2 1,785 (45.14%) Firewall
3 988 (24.99%) VPN
4 823 (20.81%) TCP/IP
5 776 (19.63%) Wireless
6 724 (18.31%) MPLS
7 699 (17.68%) DNS
8 578 (14.62%) Network Security
9 512 (12.95%) BGP
10 509 (12.87%) DHCP
11 506 (12.80%) VoIP
12 492 (12.44%) Cisco ASA
13 489 (12.37%) SAN
14 483 (12.22%) OSPF
15 439 (11.10%) Cisco Nexus
15 439 (11.10%) VLAN
16 390 (9.86%) Wi-Fi
17 374 (9.46%) WLAN
18 267 (6.75%) Cisco IOS
19 226 (5.72%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 322 (8.14%) SQL Server
2 67 (1.69%) MySQL
3 63 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
4 39 (0.99%) Big Data
5 33 (0.83%) Amazon RDS
6 30 (0.76%) SQL Server 2014
7 26 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
8 25 (0.63%) SQL Server 2005
9 21 (0.53%) Relational Database
10 20 (0.51%) Hadoop
11 15 (0.38%) Apache Cassandra
11 15 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
11 15 (0.38%) MongoDB
11 15 (0.38%) NoSQL
12 11 (0.28%) PostgreSQL
13 10 (0.25%) Oracle Database
14 9 (0.23%) SQL Server 2016
15 8 (0.20%) MS Access
16 7 (0.18%) Blockchain
17 5 (0.13%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 53 (1.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 36 (0.91%) Jenkins
3 29 (0.73%) Git (software)
4 25 (0.63%) Sonatype Nexus
5 19 (0.48%) JIRA
5 19 (0.48%) Subversion
6 13 (0.33%) Selenium
7 10 (0.25%) PEAR
8 9 (0.23%) InstallShield
9 8 (0.20%) Cucumber
9 8 (0.20%) Ranorex
10 7 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (0.15%) Maven
12 5 (0.13%) Artifactory
12 5 (0.13%) JMeter
12 5 (0.13%) NUnit
12 5 (0.13%) SpecFlow
12 5 (0.13%) Vagrant
12 5 (0.13%) Visual Studio Team System
13 3 (0.076%) Metasploit
General
1 682 (17.25%) Finance
2 342 (8.65%) Telecoms
3 287 (7.26%) Retail
4 190 (4.81%) Banking
5 85 (2.15%) Legal
6 66 (1.67%) Law
7 64 (1.62%) Manufacturing
8 60 (1.52%) Marketing
9 55 (1.39%) Advertising
10 52 (1.32%) Investment Banking
11 48 (1.21%) Financial Institution
12 35 (0.89%) Back Office
13 34 (0.86%) Publishing
14 28 (0.71%) Front Office
15 25 (0.63%) Multimedia
16 17 (0.43%) Billing
16 17 (0.43%) German Language
17 15 (0.38%) Automotive
18 14 (0.35%) French Language
18 14 (0.35%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 990 (25.04%) Network Engineer
2 585 (14.80%) Analyst
3 423 (10.70%) Support Engineer
4 405 (10.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 348 (8.80%) Architect
6 263 (6.65%) Cisco Engineer
7 238 (6.02%) Senior Network Engineer
8 232 (5.87%) Support Analyst
9 225 (5.69%) IT Support
10 212 (5.36%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 173 (4.38%) Security Engineer
12 162 (4.10%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 158 (4.00%) IT Engineer
13 158 (4.00%) Solutions Architect
14 138 (3.49%) 2nd Line Support
15 136 (3.44%) Network Security Engineer
16 129 (3.26%) Consultant
17 124 (3.14%) IT Manager
18 119 (3.01%) Network Analyst
19 113 (2.86%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (1.75%) 802.1X
2 67 (1.69%) Middleware
3 46 (1.16%) Web Services
4 35 (0.89%) LDAP
5 31 (0.78%) .NET
6 29 (0.73%) FIX Protocol
7 23 (0.58%) JSON
7 23 (0.58%) LAMP
8 20 (0.51%) HTML
9 17 (0.43%) WebSphere MQ
10 16 (0.40%) CSS
11 15 (0.38%) XML
12 14 (0.35%) Flash
13 11 (0.28%) COM
14 10 (0.25%) WSH
15 9 (0.23%) Software Packaging
15 9 (0.23%) X-Windows
16 8 (0.20%) REST
17 7 (0.18%) RESTful
18 6 (0.15%) React
Miscellaneous
1 940 (23.77%) Data Centre
2 317 (8.02%) Analytical Skills
3 180 (4.55%) Self-Motivation
4 178 (4.50%) Computer Science
5 147 (3.72%) Management Information System
6 134 (3.39%) Driving Licence
7 85 (2.15%) Video Conferencing
8 76 (1.92%) Virtual Team
9 72 (1.82%) Clustering
9 72 (1.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 69 (1.75%) Blackberry
11 66 (1.67%) Cyberthreat
11 66 (1.67%) Hedge funds
12 65 (1.64%) Replication
13 60 (1.52%) Private Cloud
14 55 (1.39%) NHS
15 50 (1.26%) Public Cloud
16 49 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
17 36 (0.91%) Fat Client
17 36 (0.91%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1,622 (41.02%) Windows
2 909 (22.99%) Windows Server
3 484 (12.24%) Linux
4 469 (11.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 422 (10.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 363 (9.18%) Windows 7
7 302 (7.64%) Windows 10
8 144 (3.64%) Unix
9 119 (3.01%) Windows Server 2003
10 109 (2.76%) Windows 8
11 58 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 53 (1.34%) Android
13 47 (1.19%) Mac OS X
14 39 (0.99%) Windows XP
15 35 (0.89%) CentOS
15 35 (0.89%) Solaris
16 30 (0.76%) Apple iOS
17 25 (0.63%) Mac OS
18 19 (0.48%) AIX
19 17 (0.43%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 984 (24.89%) ITIL
2 506 (12.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 459 (11.61%) Problem-Solving
4 369 (9.33%) Project Management
5 308 (7.79%) Load Balancing
6 290 (7.33%) Network Management
7 283 (7.16%) Service Delivery
8 269 (6.80%) Service Management
9 258 (6.53%) Incident Management
10 254 (6.42%) Presales
11 249 (6.30%) Disaster Recovery
12 226 (5.72%) Network Design
13 193 (4.88%) Migration
14 192 (4.86%) Information Security
14 192 (4.86%) Kalman Filter
15 191 (4.83%) Network Monitoring
16 187 (4.73%) Agile Software Development
17 174 (4.40%) PRINCE2
18 166 (4.20%) Root Cause Analysis
19 161 (4.07%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 350 (8.85%) SQL
2 288 (7.28%) PowerShell
3 237 (5.99%) Python
4 66 (1.67%) Bash Shell
5 59 (1.49%) C
6 48 (1.21%) Java
7 42 (1.06%) Perl
8 37 (0.94%) Shell Script
9 32 (0.81%) PHP
10 26 (0.66%) Ruby
11 25 (0.63%) VBScript
12 22 (0.56%) T-SQL
13 13 (0.33%) C#
13 13 (0.33%) VB
14 11 (0.28%) JavaScript
15 6 (0.15%) Go
16 4 (0.10%) Korn
17 3 (0.076%) C-shell
17 3 (0.076%) PL/SQL
17 3 (0.076%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1,297 (32.80%) Cisco Certification
2 962 (24.33%) CCNP
3 747 (18.89%) CCNA
4 421 (10.65%) Degree
5 375 (9.48%) Microsoft Certification
6 228 (5.77%) MCSE
7 209 (5.29%) CCIE
8 191 (4.83%) Security Cleared
9 140 (3.54%) CCDP
10 138 (3.49%) MCSA
11 133 (3.36%) SC Cleared
12 127 (3.21%) MCP
13 106 (2.68%) CISSP
14 101 (2.55%) Computer Science Degree
15 100 (2.53%) ITIL Certification
16 85 (2.15%) MCITP
17 74 (1.87%) DV Cleared
18 50 (1.26%) JNCIP
18 50 (1.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 49 (1.24%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 403 (10.19%) SLA
2 141 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 94 (2.38%) PCI DSS
4 64 (1.62%) GDPR
5 54 (1.37%) Cyber Essentials
6 33 (0.83%) PMO
7 27 (0.68%) COBIT
8 18 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 18 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 17 (0.43%) QA
10 15 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 6 (0.15%) Data Quality
12 5 (0.13%) ISO 9001
13 4 (0.10%) PMBOK
13 4 (0.10%) SAS 70
14 3 (0.076%) ISO 14001
14 3 (0.076%) ISO 22301
14 3 (0.076%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 3 (0.076%) NIST 800
15 1 (0.025%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 1,209 (30.58%) Active Directory
2 872 (22.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 446 (11.28%) Hyper-V
4 149 (3.77%) VMware ESXi
5 141 (3.57%) XenApp
6 108 (2.73%) vSphere
7 98 (2.48%) XenDesktop
8 56 (1.42%) Terminal Services
9 55 (1.39%) Firmware
10 51 (1.29%) VMware NSX
11 50 (1.26%) Virtual Machines
12 49 (1.24%) Virtual Servers
13 43 (1.09%) VMware Server
14 42 (1.06%) XenServer
15 33 (0.83%) Virtual Desktop
16 27 (0.68%) ProxySG
17 22 (0.56%) Docker
18 16 (0.40%) NFS
19 15 (0.38%) DFS Replication
20 14 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 155 (3.92%) Cisco Prime
2 145 (3.67%) SCCM
3 119 (3.01%) Nagios
4 104 (2.63%) Cisco CUCM
5 93 (2.35%) Puppet
6 75 (1.90%) Opscode Chef
7 74 (1.87%) Ansible
8 68 (1.72%) SCOM
9 62 (1.57%) FortiGate
10 60 (1.52%) Backup Exec
11 50 (1.26%) Cisco LMS
11 50 (1.26%) Opsview
12 39 (0.99%) SolarWinds Orion
12 39 (0.99%) Stealthwatch
12 39 (0.99%) WSUS
13 38 (0.96%) Norton AntiVirus
14 36 (0.91%) AirWatch
15 35 (0.89%) vCenter Server
16 33 (0.83%) Terraform
17 32 (0.81%) QRadar
Vendors
1 2,099 (53.09%) Cisco
2 1,321 (33.41%) Microsoft
3 1,267 (32.04%) VMware
4 607 (15.35%) CheckPoint
5 605 (15.30%) Citrix
6 479 (12.11%) Juniper
7 425 (10.75%) F5
8 419 (10.60%) HP
9 362 (9.16%) SolarWinds
10 248 (6.27%) Palo Alto
11 228 (5.77%) Meraki
12 215 (5.44%) Fortinet
13 158 (4.00%) Riverbed
14 157 (3.97%) NetApp
15 153 (3.87%) Oracle
16 135 (3.41%) Dell
17 132 (3.34%) Avaya
18 112 (2.83%) EMC
19 101 (2.55%) Veeam
20 100 (2.53%) McAfee