Period
to 21 October 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 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 144 129 105
Rank change year-on-year -15 -24 -5
Permanent jobs citing WAN 3,851 4,580 5,486
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.35% 2.63% 2.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.84% 16.54% 17.11%
Number of salaries quoted 3,180 3,902 4,608
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,000 £25,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 24,315 27,697 32,062
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.87% 15.90% 16.78%
Number of salaries quoted 19,241 22,533 26,331
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £72,500
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 October 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 October 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 -14 3,598 £45,000 - 596
UK excluding London -19 2,438 £40,000 - 474
London -19 1,329 £52,500 -4.55% 157
South East -21 710 £45,000 +12.50% 117
North of England -17 578 £40,000 - 147
Midlands +25 479 £40,000 -4.64% 89
North West -31 330 £42,500 -1.16% 85
West Midlands +27 315 £40,000 -5.88% 61
East of England -24 304 £40,000 -17.95% 47
South West 0 224 £40,000 +5.26% 39
Yorkshire -17 211 £37,500 - 48
East Midlands +29 168 £39,160 -2.10% 28
Scotland -16 100 £43,250 -11.28% 23
Wales +23 67 £37,500 - 9
North East -3 37 £30,000 -14.89% 14
Northern Ireland +14 14 £21,000 -30.00% 2

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 3,175 (82.45%) LAN
2 1,942 (50.43%) Cisco
3 1,791 (46.51%) Firewall
4 1,582 (41.08%) Windows
5 1,295 (33.63%) Microsoft
6 1,189 (30.88%) Cisco Certification
7 1,184 (30.75%) Active Directory
8 1,163 (30.20%) VMware
9 966 (25.08%) VPN
10 902 (23.42%) Windows Server
11 898 (23.32%) Data Centre
12 888 (23.06%) CCNP
13 875 (22.72%) ITIL
14 842 (21.86%) TCP/IP
15 813 (21.11%) VMware Infrastructure
16 766 (19.89%) Wireless
17 726 (18.85%) Office 365
18 700 (18.18%) MPLS
19 641 (16.65%) DNS
20 639 (16.59%) CCNA
21 634 (16.46%) Finance
22 604 (15.68%) Network Security
23 591 (15.35%) CheckPoint
24 556 (14.44%) BGP
25 553 (14.36%) Citrix
26 530 (13.76%) Microsoft Azure
27 518 (13.45%) OSPF
28 505 (13.11%) Linux
29 497 (12.91%) VoIP
30 493 (12.80%) DHCP

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
1 487 (12.65%) MS Exchange
2 171 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 163 (4.23%) SharePoint
4 145 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2013
5 134 (3.48%) Skype for Business
6 92 (2.39%) IIS
7 66 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2007
8 51 (1.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 47 (1.22%) Apache
10 31 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2003
11 27 (0.70%) CMS
12 20 (0.52%) OpenStack
13 19 (0.49%) IBM Notes
13 19 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
13 19 (0.49%) Tomcat
14 17 (0.44%) nginx
15 16 (0.42%) JBoss
15 16 (0.42%) WordPress
16 14 (0.36%) Confluence
17 12 (0.31%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 359 (9.32%) Microsoft Office
2 86 (2.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 63 (1.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 61 (1.58%) MS Visio
5 24 (0.62%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.13%) SOLIDWORKS
7 4 (0.10%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.026%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.026%) EPLAN
8 1 (0.026%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 22 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
3 9 (0.23%) Elite 3E
3 9 (0.23%) Orchard Housing
4 4 (0.10%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.078%) Cognos TM1
5 3 (0.078%) Infor M3
5 3 (0.078%) SAP S/4HANA
6 2 (0.052%) Bankmaster
6 2 (0.052%) BASE24
6 2 (0.052%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.052%) Sage X3
7 1 (0.026%) assyst
7 1 (0.026%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.026%) Lawson
7 1 (0.026%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.026%) Pegasus Opera
7 1 (0.026%) Primavera
7 1 (0.026%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.026%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 726 (18.85%) Office 365
2 530 (13.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 359 (9.32%) Amazon AWS
4 85 (2.21%) SaaS
5 82 (2.13%) IaaS
6 62 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
7 41 (1.06%) Mimecast
8 38 (0.99%) PaaS
9 25 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
9 25 (0.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 23 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
10 23 (0.60%) Azure Active Directory
10 23 (0.60%) G Suite
11 22 (0.57%) Amazon S3
12 16 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
13 14 (0.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 12 (0.31%) CloudFront
15 11 (0.29%) GitHub
16 8 (0.21%) Amazon ELB
16 8 (0.21%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 3,175 (82.45%) LAN
2 1,791 (46.51%) Firewall
3 966 (25.08%) VPN
4 842 (21.86%) TCP/IP
5 766 (19.89%) Wireless
6 700 (18.18%) MPLS
7 641 (16.65%) DNS
8 604 (15.68%) Network Security
9 556 (14.44%) BGP
10 518 (13.45%) OSPF
11 497 (12.91%) VoIP
12 493 (12.80%) DHCP
13 445 (11.56%) SAN
14 439 (11.40%) Cisco ASA
15 431 (11.19%) Wi-Fi
16 415 (10.78%) Cisco Nexus
17 413 (10.72%) VLAN
18 359 (9.32%) WLAN
19 254 (6.60%) Cisco IOS
19 254 (6.60%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 260 (6.75%) SQL Server
2 54 (1.40%) MySQL
3 49 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
4 39 (1.01%) Amazon RDS
5 35 (0.91%) Big Data
6 28 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
7 26 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
8 18 (0.47%) Hadoop
8 18 (0.47%) Relational Database
8 18 (0.47%) SQL Server 2014
9 15 (0.39%) SQL Server 2005
10 14 (0.36%) Oracle Database
10 14 (0.36%) PostgreSQL
11 13 (0.34%) SQL Server 2016
12 11 (0.29%) Apache Cassandra
12 11 (0.29%) Crystal Reports
12 11 (0.29%) MongoDB
12 11 (0.29%) NoSQL
13 8 (0.21%) MS Access
14 7 (0.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 54 (1.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 46 (1.19%) Jenkins
3 27 (0.70%) JIRA
4 16 (0.42%) Git (software)
5 14 (0.36%) Sonatype Nexus
6 10 (0.26%) PEAR
6 10 (0.26%) Subversion
7 8 (0.21%) Cucumber
7 8 (0.21%) Ranorex
7 8 (0.21%) Selenium
8 5 (0.13%) InstallShield
9 4 (0.10%) Maven
9 4 (0.10%) Metasploit
9 4 (0.10%) Visual Studio
10 3 (0.078%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (0.078%) MSI
10 3 (0.078%) Vagrant
11 1 (0.026%) Burp Suite
11 1 (0.026%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 1 (0.026%) TeamCity
General
1 634 (16.46%) Finance
2 371 (9.63%) Telecoms
3 263 (6.83%) Retail
4 220 (5.71%) Banking
5 74 (1.92%) Legal
6 71 (1.84%) Law
7 65 (1.69%) Marketing
8 62 (1.61%) Investment Banking
9 40 (1.04%) Advertising
9 40 (1.04%) Manufacturing
10 38 (0.99%) Back Office
10 38 (0.99%) Financial Institution
11 27 (0.70%) Front Office
11 27 (0.70%) Publishing
12 24 (0.62%) French Language
13 22 (0.57%) Multimedia
14 20 (0.52%) German Language
15 19 (0.49%) Billing
16 17 (0.44%) Italian Language
17 11 (0.29%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 928 (24.10%) Network Engineer
2 580 (15.06%) Analyst
3 404 (10.49%) Support Engineer
4 364 (9.45%) Architect
5 353 (9.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 234 (6.08%) Support Analyst
7 233 (6.05%) Cisco Engineer
8 230 (5.97%) IT Support
9 211 (5.48%) Senior Network Engineer
10 189 (4.91%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 177 (4.60%) Security Engineer
12 170 (4.41%) Consultant
13 169 (4.39%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 166 (4.31%) IT Engineer
15 164 (4.26%) 2nd Line Support
16 155 (4.02%) Solutions Architect
17 139 (3.61%) 3rd Line Support
18 127 (3.30%) Network Architect
19 123 (3.19%) Network Manager
20 122 (3.17%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (1.84%) 802.1X
2 52 (1.35%) Web Services
3 47 (1.22%) Middleware
4 29 (0.75%) LDAP
5 25 (0.65%) HTML
6 21 (0.55%) FIX Protocol
7 20 (0.52%) XMPP
8 19 (0.49%) .NET
9 15 (0.39%) LAMP
10 13 (0.34%) CSS
11 12 (0.31%) JSON
11 12 (0.31%) RabbitMQ
12 10 (0.26%) COM
13 9 (0.23%) Flash
13 9 (0.23%) XML
13 9 (0.23%) X-Windows
14 6 (0.16%) Ajax
14 6 (0.16%) Kafka
14 6 (0.16%) RESTful
15 5 (0.13%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 898 (23.32%) Data Centre
2 303 (7.87%) Analytical Skills
3 205 (5.32%) Self-Motivation
4 173 (4.49%) Computer Science
5 147 (3.82%) Management Information System
6 139 (3.61%) Driving Licence
7 98 (2.54%) Video Conferencing
8 75 (1.95%) Virtual Team
9 67 (1.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 62 (1.61%) Clustering
10 62 (1.61%) Replication
11 59 (1.53%) Public Cloud
12 56 (1.45%) Cyberthreat
13 52 (1.35%) NHS
14 50 (1.30%) Blackberry
15 49 (1.27%) Private Cloud
16 48 (1.25%) Hedge funds
17 43 (1.12%) Fintech
18 39 (1.01%) Hybrid Cloud
19 32 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1,582 (41.08%) Windows
2 902 (23.42%) Windows Server
3 505 (13.11%) Linux
4 436 (11.32%) Windows Server 2012
5 434 (11.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 345 (8.96%) Windows 7
7 342 (8.88%) Windows 10
8 131 (3.40%) Windows Server 2003
9 130 (3.38%) Unix
10 91 (2.36%) Windows 8
11 72 (1.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 44 (1.14%) Android
13 40 (1.04%) Mac OS X
14 37 (0.96%) CentOS
15 34 (0.88%) Windows XP
16 31 (0.80%) Apple iOS
17 29 (0.75%) Mac OS
18 28 (0.73%) Solaris
19 16 (0.42%) AIX
20 14 (0.36%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 875 (22.72%) ITIL
2 477 (12.39%) Problem-Solving
3 451 (11.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 338 (8.78%) Project Management
5 283 (7.35%) Network Management
6 282 (7.32%) Load Balancing
7 271 (7.04%) Presales
8 268 (6.96%) Service Delivery
9 266 (6.91%) Service Management
10 259 (6.73%) Incident Management
11 247 (6.41%) Information Security
12 243 (6.31%) Disaster Recovery
13 240 (6.23%) Network Design
14 217 (5.63%) Network Monitoring
15 177 (4.60%) Agile Software Development
16 176 (4.57%) Kalman Filter
17 171 (4.44%) Mentoring
18 166 (4.31%) Migration
19 159 (4.13%) Network Architecture
20 154 (4.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 319 (8.28%) SQL
2 262 (6.80%) PowerShell
3 232 (6.02%) Python
4 74 (1.92%) Bash Shell
5 71 (1.84%) C
6 59 (1.53%) Perl
7 44 (1.14%) Java
8 32 (0.83%) VBScript
9 28 (0.73%) PHP
10 27 (0.70%) Shell Script
11 23 (0.60%) Ruby
11 23 (0.60%) T-SQL
12 18 (0.47%) C#
13 14 (0.36%) JavaScript
13 14 (0.36%) VB
14 7 (0.18%) C++
14 7 (0.18%) Korn
15 6 (0.16%) Go
15 6 (0.16%) PL/SQL
16 5 (0.13%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 1,189 (30.88%) Cisco Certification
2 888 (23.06%) CCNP
3 639 (16.59%) CCNA
4 394 (10.23%) Degree
5 329 (8.54%) Microsoft Certification
6 215 (5.58%) MCSE
7 214 (5.56%) CCIE
8 194 (5.04%) Security Cleared
9 148 (3.84%) MCSA
10 135 (3.51%) SC Cleared
11 118 (3.06%) CCDP
12 112 (2.91%) MCP
13 97 (2.52%) CISSP
13 97 (2.52%) Computer Science Degree
14 87 (2.26%) ITIL Certification
15 72 (1.87%) DV Cleared
16 69 (1.79%) MCITP
17 59 (1.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 51 (1.32%) JNCIE
19 49 (1.27%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 386 (10.02%) SLA
2 141 (3.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 85 (2.21%) PCI DSS
4 70 (1.82%) GDPR
5 40 (1.04%) PMO
6 36 (0.93%) Cyber Essentials
7 25 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 21 (0.55%) COBIT
9 16 (0.42%) SAS 70
10 15 (0.39%) QA
11 14 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 12 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 9 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 8 (0.21%) ISO 9001
15 5 (0.13%) PMBOK
16 4 (0.10%) Data Quality
16 4 (0.10%) ISO 22301
17 3 (0.078%) ISO 14001
18 2 (0.052%) Basel III
18 2 (0.052%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1,184 (30.75%) Active Directory
2 813 (21.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 426 (11.06%) Hyper-V
4 115 (2.99%) XenApp
5 109 (2.83%) VMware ESXi
6 106 (2.75%) vSphere
7 88 (2.29%) XenDesktop
8 69 (1.79%) Virtual Machines
9 68 (1.77%) Terminal Services
10 62 (1.61%) Virtual Servers
11 45 (1.17%) Firmware
12 35 (0.91%) VMware NSX
13 31 (0.80%) VMware Server
14 27 (0.70%) Virtual Desktop
14 27 (0.70%) XenServer
15 26 (0.68%) Docker
16 24 (0.62%) ProxySG
17 20 (0.52%) DFS Replication
18 15 (0.39%) Xen
19 12 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 145 (3.77%) SCCM
2 141 (3.66%) Cisco Prime
3 132 (3.43%) Nagios
4 100 (2.60%) Cisco CUCM
5 83 (2.16%) Ansible
6 75 (1.95%) Puppet
7 69 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
8 60 (1.56%) FortiGate
9 57 (1.48%) SCOM
10 55 (1.43%) Stealthwatch
11 47 (1.22%) Cisco LMS
11 47 (1.22%) Opsview
12 42 (1.09%) Backup Exec
13 40 (1.04%) SolarWinds Orion
14 39 (1.01%) WSUS
15 33 (0.86%) Cisco UCCX
16 31 (0.80%) Terraform
17 29 (0.75%) Microsoft Intune
18 27 (0.70%) Norton AntiVirus
19 24 (0.62%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 1,942 (50.43%) Cisco
2 1,295 (33.63%) Microsoft
3 1,163 (30.20%) VMware
4 591 (15.35%) CheckPoint
5 553 (14.36%) Citrix
6 461 (11.97%) Juniper
7 355 (9.22%) SolarWinds
8 347 (9.01%) F5
9 344 (8.93%) HP
10 253 (6.57%) Palo Alto
11 215 (5.58%) Fortinet
12 204 (5.30%) Meraki
13 171 (4.44%) Riverbed
14 139 (3.61%) Avaya
15 131 (3.40%) Dell
16 127 (3.30%) NetApp
17 109 (2.83%) Red Hat
18 106 (2.75%) Oracle
19 102 (2.65%) McAfee
20 101 (2.62%) Veeam