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 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
UK
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 119 112 89
Rank change year-on-year -7 -23  
Permanent jobs citing WAN 2377 2704 3546
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.70% 2.75% 3.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.74% 16.21% 18.34%
Number of salaries quoted 2008 2253 2975
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - -5.88%  

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

Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 14196 16683 19335
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 16.14% 16.94% 17.43%
Number of salaries quoted 11554 13858 15753
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Salary histogram for WAN in the UK

WAN
Top 30 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 3 months to 24 June 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 -9 2263 £45,000 - 257
London +19 928 £54,000 -1.81% 73
South East -31 419 £40,000 -11.11% 48
East of England +4 223 £50,000 +25.00% 16
North West +16 215 £40,000 +2.56% 56
City of London +23 172 £55,500 +11.00% 14
West Midlands -16 168 £44,477 +18.60% 24
Manchester +13 127 £42,500 +8.97% 31
Hertfordshire -8 115 £50,000 +17.64% 4
Yorkshire -28 113 £36,000 -10.00% 17
South West -32 106 £38,500 +16.66% 10
Berkshire -32 96 £50,000 -4.76% 14
Surrey +4 90 £39,500 -16.40% 9
Hampshire -14 90 £32,500 -18.75% 16
East Midlands -12 80 £42,500 - 9
Birmingham -4 77 £45,000 +24.13% 11
West Yorkshire -23 77 £38,500 -3.75% 14
Cheshire +7 76 £37,000 -17.77% 16
Scotland +14 58 £42,500 +21.42% 6
Kent +30 54 £40,000 -27.27% 3
Warrington +20 47 £37,000 -17.77% 9
Reading -2 44 £50,000 -4.76% 5
Cambridgeshire +7 43 £32,500 -6.47% 4
Basingstoke +8 42 £40,000 -1.23% 7
Leeds -33 40 £42,000 +5.00% 8
Bristol -16 39 £37,250 +14.61% 3
Watford +14 35 £52,500 +11.70% 1
Essex +19 34 £50,000 +25.00% 2
Wiltshire +9 33 £35,000 +4.47% 4
Glasgow +25 32 £50,000 +51.51% 2

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT jobs citing WAN 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.

1 3728 (81.86%) LAN
2 2433 (53.43%) Cisco
3 2172 (47.69%) Firewall
4 2006 (44.05%) Windows
5 1579 (34.67%) Microsoft
6 1521 (33.40%) Cisco Certification
7 1435 (31.51%) VMware
8 1402 (30.79%) Active Directory
9 1225 (26.90%) VPN
10 1145 (25.14%) Windows Server
11 1063 (23.34%) TCP/IP
12 994 (21.83%) ITIL
13 990 (21.74%) CCNP
14 959 (21.06%) DNS
15 954 (20.95%) VMware Infrastructure
16 944 (20.73%) MPLS
17 916 (20.11%) Data Centre
18 864 (18.97%) CCNA
19 814 (17.87%) DHCP
20 798 (17.52%) Juniper
21 747 (16.40%) Wireless
22 741 (16.27%) MS Exchange
23 723 (15.88%) Linux
24 680 (14.93%) Finance
25 669 (14.69%) BGP
26 648 (14.23%) VoIP
27 637 (13.99%) Hyper-V
28 605 (13.29%) OSPF
29 596 (13.09%) CheckPoint
30 585 (12.85%) Network Security

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
1 741 (16.27%) MS Exchange
2 295 (6.48%) Exchange Server 2010
3 201 (4.41%) SharePoint
4 179 (3.93%) IIS
5 168 (3.69%) Skype for Business
6 136 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2013
7 104 (2.28%) Tomcat
8 101 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2007
9 98 (2.15%) Apache
10 74 (1.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 64 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2003
12 40 (0.88%) WebLogic
13 21 (0.46%) Confluence
14 19 (0.42%) JBoss
15 18 (0.40%) WebSphere
16 16 (0.35%) IBM Notes
17 14 (0.31%) Oracle Coherence
18 13 (0.29%) CMS
19 12 (0.26%) SAS
20 11 (0.24%) OpenStack
Applications
1 472 (10.36%) Microsoft Office
2 70 (1.54%) MS Visio
3 47 (1.03%) Microsoft Excel
4 44 (0.97%) Microsoft Project
5 38 (0.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.088%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.044%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.044%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 24 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 20 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
3 19 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
4 7 (0.15%) RMDS
5 5 (0.11%) Oracle Retail
5 5 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.066%) Workfront
7 2 (0.044%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.044%) Infor M3
7 2 (0.044%) Maximo
8 1 (0.022%) GoldMine
8 1 (0.022%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.022%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.022%) Sage X3
8 1 (0.022%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.022%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 559 (12.27%) Office 365
2 399 (8.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 347 (7.62%) Amazon AWS
4 135 (2.96%) IaaS
5 134 (2.94%) SaaS
6 119 (2.61%) PaaS
7 81 (1.78%) Cloud Computing
8 30 (0.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 26 (0.57%) Azure Active Directory
10 23 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
11 21 (0.46%) Amazon S3
12 19 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
13 14 (0.31%) Amazon SQS
14 13 (0.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 12 (0.26%) AWS CloudTrail
16 10 (0.22%) Amazon Glacier
16 10 (0.22%) Mimecast
16 10 (0.22%) OneDrive
17 8 (0.18%) GitHub
18 7 (0.15%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 3728 (81.86%) LAN
2 2172 (47.69%) Firewall
3 1225 (26.90%) VPN
4 1063 (23.34%) TCP/IP
5 959 (21.06%) DNS
6 944 (20.73%) MPLS
7 814 (17.87%) DHCP
8 747 (16.40%) Wireless
9 669 (14.69%) BGP
10 648 (14.23%) VoIP
11 605 (13.29%) OSPF
12 585 (12.85%) Network Security
13 540 (11.86%) SAN
14 516 (11.33%) Cisco ASA
15 512 (11.24%) VLAN
16 411 (9.03%) Internet
17 386 (8.48%) Wi-Fi
18 370 (8.12%) Cisco Nexus
19 312 (6.85%) Cisco IOS
20 269 (5.91%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 425 (9.33%) SQL Server
2 95 (2.09%) MySQL
3 89 (1.95%) SQL Server 2008
4 69 (1.52%) SQL Server 2005
5 55 (1.21%) SQL Server 2012
6 35 (0.77%) Oracle Database
7 24 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
8 23 (0.51%) NoSQL
8 23 (0.51%) SQL Server 2014
9 22 (0.48%) Hadoop
9 22 (0.48%) MongoDB
10 20 (0.44%) MariaDB
11 17 (0.37%) Amazon RDS
12 15 (0.33%) Oracle Exadata
12 15 (0.33%) SQL Server 2000
12 15 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 14 (0.31%) HBase
14 11 (0.24%) Oracle ODI
15 9 (0.20%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 9 (0.20%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 35 (0.77%) Git (software)
2 29 (0.64%) JIRA
3 22 (0.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 12 (0.26%) Sonatype Nexus
5 9 (0.20%) Jenkins
5 9 (0.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 8 (0.18%) Subversion
6 8 (0.18%) Travis CI
7 5 (0.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (0.11%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (0.044%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.044%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.022%) Dreamweaver
9 1 (0.022%) Liquibase
9 1 (0.022%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 680 (14.93%) Finance
2 490 (10.76%) Telecoms
3 141 (3.10%) Retail
4 114 (2.50%) Marketing
5 99 (2.17%) Manufacturing
6 79 (1.73%) Banking
7 66 (1.45%) Legal
8 64 (1.41%) Games
9 54 (1.19%) Law
10 49 (1.08%) Financial Institution
11 43 (0.94%) Back Office
12 41 (0.90%) Advertising
13 28 (0.61%) Electronics
14 19 (0.42%) Billing
15 18 (0.40%) Automotive
15 18 (0.40%) Investment Banking
15 18 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
16 13 (0.29%) French Language
16 13 (0.29%) German Language
16 13 (0.29%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 1189 (26.11%) Network Engineer
2 596 (13.09%) Analyst
3 528 (11.59%) Support Engineer
4 365 (8.01%) Cisco Engineer
5 360 (7.91%) Architect
6 352 (7.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 331 (7.27%) Senior Network Engineer
8 324 (7.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 263 (5.78%) Support Analyst
10 259 (5.69%) IT Support
11 248 (5.45%) IT Engineer
12 228 (5.01%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 215 (4.72%) Administrator
14 212 (4.66%) 2nd Line Support
15 209 (4.59%) Consultant
16 194 (4.26%) 3rd Line Support
17 181 (3.97%) Security Engineer
18 162 (3.56%) 2nd Line Engineer
19 155 (3.40%) Network Architect
20 154 (3.38%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (2.15%) Web Services
2 93 (2.04%) 802.1X
3 54 (1.19%) Middleware
4 51 (1.12%) LAMP
5 45 (0.99%) HTML
6 41 (0.90%) XML
7 39 (0.86%) .NET
8 29 (0.64%) CSS
9 25 (0.55%) JSON
10 24 (0.53%) REST
11 23 (0.51%) SAML
12 20 (0.44%) XMPP
13 17 (0.37%) Oracle Fusion
14 15 (0.33%) Node.js
15 12 (0.26%) EDI
15 12 (0.26%) Software Packaging
16 9 (0.20%) .NET Framework
16 9 (0.20%) ASP.NET
16 9 (0.20%) XSLT
17 8 (0.18%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 916 (20.11%) Data Centre
2 295 (6.48%) Analytical Skills
3 180 (3.95%) Management Information System
4 165 (3.62%) Driving Licence
5 142 (3.12%) Computer Science
6 88 (1.93%) Blackberry
7 79 (1.73%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 79 (1.73%) Video Conferencing
8 70 (1.54%) Clustering
9 69 (1.52%) Public Cloud
10 58 (1.27%) Replication
11 56 (1.23%) PKI
12 47 (1.03%) Hedge funds
13 41 (0.90%) Fintech
14 40 (0.88%) Fat Client
14 40 (0.88%) Thin Client
15 39 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
15 39 (0.86%) Hybrid Cloud
16 36 (0.79%) Client/Server
16 36 (0.79%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 2006 (44.05%) Windows
2 1145 (25.14%) Windows Server
3 723 (15.88%) Linux
4 558 (12.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 501 (11.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 453 (9.95%) Windows 7
7 258 (5.67%) Windows 10
8 257 (5.64%) Windows Server 2003
9 231 (5.07%) Unix
10 127 (2.79%) Windows 8
11 110 (2.42%) Windows XP
12 95 (2.09%) Android
12 95 (2.09%) CentOS
13 80 (1.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 60 (1.32%) Solaris
15 58 (1.27%) Apple iOS
16 49 (1.08%) Mac OS X
17 40 (0.88%) Ubuntu
18 29 (0.64%) Windows 2000 Server
19 27 (0.59%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 994 (21.83%) ITIL
2 356 (7.82%) Presales
3 355 (7.80%) Load Balancing
4 343 (7.53%) Network Design
5 317 (6.96%) Project Management
6 285 (6.26%) Change Management
7 256 (5.62%) Network Management
8 238 (5.23%) Migration
9 232 (5.09%) Network Monitoring
10 231 (5.07%) Disaster Recovery
11 228 (5.01%) Service Delivery
12 216 (4.74%) High Availability
13 211 (4.63%) PRINCE2
14 201 (4.41%) Service Management
15 191 (4.19%) Information Security
16 166 (3.65%) Problem Management
17 163 (3.58%) Mentoring
18 158 (3.47%) Continuous Improvement
19 153 (3.36%) Change Control
20 152 (3.34%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 399 (8.76%) SQL
2 271 (5.95%) PowerShell
3 192 (4.22%) Python
4 121 (2.66%) Bash Shell
5 97 (2.13%) Perl
6 95 (2.09%) Java
7 48 (1.05%) C
8 39 (0.86%) VBScript
9 32 (0.70%) Shell Script
10 25 (0.55%) VB
11 24 (0.53%) PHP
12 19 (0.42%) Ruby
13 18 (0.40%) C#
14 16 (0.35%) JavaScript
15 13 (0.29%) C++
15 13 (0.29%) T-SQL
16 9 (0.20%) R
17 8 (0.18%) Scala
18 7 (0.15%) COBOL
18 7 (0.15%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1521 (33.40%) Cisco Certification
2 990 (21.74%) CCNP
3 864 (18.97%) CCNA
4 474 (10.41%) Degree
5 416 (9.13%) Microsoft Certification
6 336 (7.38%) CCIE
7 301 (6.61%) MCSE
8 228 (5.01%) Security Cleared
9 197 (4.33%) MCP
10 180 (3.95%) SC Cleared
11 172 (3.78%) MCSA
12 136 (2.99%) ITIL Certification
13 101 (2.22%) CCDP
14 95 (2.09%) MCITP
15 91 (2.00%) CISSP
16 84 (1.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 76 (1.67%) Computer Science Degree
18 70 (1.54%) CCDA
19 69 (1.52%) DV Cleared
20 67 (1.47%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 327 (7.18%) SLA
2 131 (2.88%) PCI DSS
3 118 (2.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 44 (0.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 28 (0.61%) Cyber Essentials
6 23 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 20 (0.44%) PMO
8 16 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 14 (0.31%) QA
10 11 (0.24%) ISO 9001
11 9 (0.20%) GDPR
12 5 (0.11%) ISO 22301
13 4 (0.088%) COBIT
13 4 (0.088%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 4 (0.088%) Data Quality
13 4 (0.088%) NIST 800
14 2 (0.044%) PMBOK
15 1 (0.022%) GPG13
15 1 (0.022%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 1402 (30.79%) Active Directory
2 954 (20.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 637 (13.99%) Hyper-V
4 201 (4.41%) XenApp
5 171 (3.75%) VMware ESXi
6 152 (3.34%) vSphere
7 79 (1.73%) Terminal Services
8 61 (1.34%) XenServer
9 51 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
10 47 (1.03%) VMware Workstation
11 46 (1.01%) XenDesktop
12 45 (0.99%) KVM
13 42 (0.92%) Virtual Servers
14 36 (0.79%) ProxySG
15 29 (0.64%) Docker
16 24 (0.53%) Xen
17 21 (0.46%) NFS
18 18 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
19 17 (0.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 17 (0.37%) OpenSIPS
Systems Management
1 240 (5.27%) SCCM
2 129 (2.83%) Nagios
3 106 (2.33%) Puppet
4 82 (1.80%) WSUS
5 74 (1.62%) Cisco CUCM
6 72 (1.58%) FortiGate
6 72 (1.58%) Opscode Chef
7 71 (1.56%) Cisco Prime
8 69 (1.52%) SCOM
9 60 (1.32%) Ansible
10 54 (1.19%) Backup Exec
11 41 (0.90%) AirWatch
12 32 (0.70%) Norton AntiVirus
13 29 (0.64%) ZABBIX
14 28 (0.61%) vCenter Server
15 25 (0.55%) SELinux
15 25 (0.55%) SolarWinds Orion
16 24 (0.53%) Nessus
17 22 (0.48%) Icinga
18 20 (0.44%) Control-M
Vendors
1 2433 (53.43%) Cisco
2 1579 (34.67%) Microsoft
3 1435 (31.51%) VMware
4 798 (17.52%) Juniper
5 596 (13.09%) CheckPoint
6 578 (12.69%) Citrix
7 479 (10.52%) F5
8 456 (10.01%) HP
9 344 (7.55%) Palo Alto
10 245 (5.38%) SolarWinds
11 184 (4.04%) NetApp
12 183 (4.02%) Avaya
13 170 (3.73%) Fortinet
14 159 (3.49%) Riverbed
15 135 (2.96%) Dell
16 132 (2.90%) Aruba
17 131 (2.88%) Oracle
18 109 (2.39%) Red Hat
19 105 (2.31%) Blue Coat
20 103 (2.26%) EMC
South West London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Competitive Salary Package
Posted: Yesterday
London
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £27000.00 - £32000.00 per annum + bonus
Posted: 19 hours ago
Knaresborough, North Yorkshire
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leicestershire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Northamptonshire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + Generous Benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Training + Development
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £42000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Preston, Lancashire
Itecco
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cannock, Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £47000 per annum + car allowance + 20% bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Cannock, Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bedford, Bedfordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Bonus, Bens
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Market rate
Posted: Yesterday
Northampton, Northamptonshire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £55000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Car Allow, Bonus, Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Thebes IT
Posted: Yesterday
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Camberley, Surrey
Imperative People
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Car & Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + 15% bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
onezeero.
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Prenton, Merseyside
FT Select
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Itecco
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago