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 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
UK
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 116 114 88
Rank change year-on-year -2 -26  
Permanent jobs citing WAN 2416 2696 3555
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.71% 2.74% 3.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.80% 16.21% 18.42%
Number of salaries quoted 2044 2247 2984
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £26,300 £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 14378 16628 19302
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 16.13% 16.91% 17.41%
Number of salaries quoted 11702 13814 15724
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,993 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 23 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 23 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 -7 2299 £45,000 - 255
London +12 937 £54,000 - 73
South East -31 423 £40,000 -11.11% 48
East of England +2 226 £50,000 +25.00% 16
North West +13 218 £40,000 +2.56% 55
City of London +23 173 £55,500 +11.00% 15
West Midlands -18 169 £44,454 +18.54% 24
Manchester +24 129 £42,500 +8.97% 30
Yorkshire -19 121 £37,500 -6.25% 17
Hertfordshire -7 117 £50,000 +17.64% 4
South West -20 111 £36,500 +10.60% 10
Surrey +11 95 £39,500 -15.95% 9
Berkshire -30 95 £50,000 -4.76% 14
Hampshire -20 90 £32,500 -18.75% 16
East Midlands -10 83 £42,500 - 8
West Yorkshire -19 81 £37,750 -5.62% 14
Cheshire +7 77 £37,000 -17.77% 16
Birmingham -1 77 £45,000 +20.00% 11
Scotland +18 59 £42,500 +21.42% 6
Kent +34 54 £40,000 -27.27% 3
Warrington +21 47 £37,000 -17.77% 9
Reading -10 44 £50,000 -4.76% 5
Cambridgeshire +2 43 £32,500 -10.95% 4
Basingstoke +10 42 £40,000 -1.23% 7
Leeds -34 42 £42,000 +5.00% 8
Bristol -18 40 £36,500 +20.66% 3
Watford +15 35 £52,500 +11.70% 1
Essex +17 34 £50,000 +25.00% 2
Wiltshire +6 34 £33,750 +2.27% 4
Glasgow +26 33 £50,000 +51.51% 2

For the 6 months to 23 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 3725 (81.85%) LAN
2 2431 (53.42%) Cisco
3 2170 (47.68%) Firewall
4 2004 (44.03%) Windows
5 1578 (34.67%) Microsoft
6 1519 (33.38%) Cisco Certification
7 1433 (31.49%) VMware
8 1400 (30.76%) Active Directory
9 1222 (26.85%) VPN
10 1144 (25.14%) Windows Server
11 1062 (23.34%) TCP/IP
12 993 (21.82%) ITIL
13 990 (21.75%) CCNP
14 957 (21.03%) DNS
15 952 (20.92%) VMware Infrastructure
16 943 (20.72%) MPLS
17 916 (20.13%) Data Centre
18 862 (18.94%) CCNA
19 812 (17.84%) DHCP
20 797 (17.51%) Juniper
21 746 (16.39%) Wireless
22 739 (16.24%) MS Exchange
23 722 (15.86%) Linux
24 678 (14.90%) Finance
25 669 (14.70%) BGP
26 648 (14.24%) VoIP
27 636 (13.97%) Hyper-V
28 605 (13.29%) OSPF
29 595 (13.07%) 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
1 739 (16.24%) MS Exchange
2 294 (6.46%) Exchange Server 2010
3 201 (4.42%) SharePoint
4 179 (3.93%) IIS
5 168 (3.69%) Skype for Business
6 136 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2013
7 103 (2.26%) Tomcat
8 101 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2007
9 97 (2.13%) Apache
10 74 (1.63%) 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 (10.37%) 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 23 (0.51%) 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 (12.28%) Office 365
2 399 (8.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 347 (7.62%) Amazon AWS
4 134 (2.94%) IaaS
4 134 (2.94%) SaaS
5 119 (2.61%) PaaS
6 81 (1.78%) Cloud Computing
7 30 (0.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 26 (0.57%) Azure Active Directory
9 23 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
10 21 (0.46%) Amazon S3
11 19 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
12 14 (0.31%) Amazon SQS
13 13 (0.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 12 (0.26%) AWS CloudTrail
15 10 (0.22%) Amazon Glacier
15 10 (0.22%) Mimecast
15 10 (0.22%) OneDrive
16 8 (0.18%) GitHub
17 7 (0.15%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 3725 (81.85%) LAN
2 2170 (47.68%) Firewall
3 1222 (26.85%) VPN
4 1062 (23.34%) TCP/IP
5 957 (21.03%) DNS
6 943 (20.72%) MPLS
7 812 (17.84%) DHCP
8 746 (16.39%) Wireless
9 669 (14.70%) BGP
10 648 (14.24%) VoIP
11 605 (13.29%) OSPF
12 585 (12.85%) Network Security
13 539 (11.84%) SAN
14 514 (11.29%) Cisco ASA
15 510 (11.21%) VLAN
16 410 (9.01%) Internet
17 385 (8.46%) Wi-Fi
18 370 (8.13%) Cisco Nexus
19 312 (6.86%) Cisco IOS
20 269 (5.91%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 424 (9.32%) SQL Server
2 94 (2.07%) MySQL
3 88 (1.93%) SQL Server 2008
4 68 (1.49%) SQL Server 2005
5 54 (1.19%) 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
1 678 (14.90%) Finance
2 489 (10.74%) Telecoms
3 141 (3.10%) Retail
4 113 (2.48%) Marketing
5 98 (2.15%) Manufacturing
6 79 (1.74%) Banking
7 66 (1.45%) Legal
8 64 (1.41%) Games
9 54 (1.19%) Law
10 49 (1.08%) Financial Institution
11 42 (0.92%) Back Office
12 41 (0.90%) Advertising
13 27 (0.59%) 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 1188 (26.10%) Network Engineer
2 595 (13.07%) Analyst
3 528 (11.60%) Support Engineer
4 365 (8.02%) Cisco Engineer
5 360 (7.91%) Architect
6 351 (7.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 331 (7.27%) Senior Network Engineer
8 324 (7.12%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 262 (5.76%) Support Analyst
10 259 (5.69%) IT Support
11 248 (5.45%) IT Engineer
12 227 (4.99%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 213 (4.68%) Administrator
14 212 (4.66%) 2nd Line Support
15 209 (4.59%) Consultant
16 194 (4.26%) 3rd Line Support
17 181 (3.98%) Security Engineer
18 162 (3.56%) 2nd Line Engineer
19 155 (3.41%) Network Architect
20 154 (3.38%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (2.13%) 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%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 916 (20.13%) Data Centre
2 294 (6.46%) Analytical Skills
3 180 (3.96%) Management Information System
4 165 (3.63%) Driving Licence
5 142 (3.12%) Computer Science
6 88 (1.93%) Blackberry
7 79 (1.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 79 (1.74%) 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 2004 (44.03%) Windows
2 1144 (25.14%) Windows Server
3 722 (15.86%) Linux
4 556 (12.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 500 (10.99%) Windows Server 2012
6 453 (9.95%) Windows 7
7 258 (5.67%) Windows 10
8 256 (5.63%) Windows Server 2003
9 231 (5.08%) 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
1 993 (21.82%) ITIL
2 356 (7.82%) Presales
3 355 (7.80%) Load Balancing
4 342 (7.51%) Network Design
5 316 (6.94%) Project Management
6 285 (6.26%) Change Management
7 255 (5.60%) Network Management
8 238 (5.23%) Migration
9 231 (5.08%) Network Monitoring
10 230 (5.05%) Disaster Recovery
11 228 (5.01%) Service Delivery
12 216 (4.75%) High Availability
13 211 (4.64%) PRINCE2
14 201 (4.42%) Service Management
15 191 (4.20%) Information Security
16 166 (3.65%) Problem Management
17 162 (3.56%) Mentoring
18 158 (3.47%) Continuous Improvement
19 153 (3.36%) Change Control
20 151 (3.32%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 398 (8.75%) 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 1519 (33.38%) Cisco Certification
2 990 (21.75%) CCNP
3 862 (18.94%) CCNA
4 474 (10.42%) Degree
5 415 (9.12%) Microsoft Certification
6 336 (7.38%) CCIE
7 300 (6.59%) MCSE
8 228 (5.01%) Security Cleared
9 197 (4.33%) MCP
10 180 (3.96%) SC Cleared
11 171 (3.76%) MCSA
12 136 (2.99%) ITIL Certification
13 101 (2.22%) CCDP
14 94 (2.07%) MCITP
15 91 (2.00%) CISSP
16 83 (1.82%) 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 (7.19%) SLA
2 131 (2.88%) PCI DSS
3 118 (2.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 44 (0.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 28 (0.62%) 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 1400 (30.76%) Active Directory
2 952 (20.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 636 (13.97%) Hyper-V
4 200 (4.39%) XenApp
5 170 (3.74%) VMware ESXi
6 152 (3.34%) vSphere
7 78 (1.71%) Terminal Services
8 60 (1.32%) XenServer
9 51 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
10 46 (1.01%) VMware Workstation
10 46 (1.01%) XenDesktop
11 44 (0.97%) KVM
12 42 (0.92%) Virtual Servers
13 36 (0.79%) ProxySG
14 29 (0.64%) Docker
15 24 (0.53%) Xen
16 21 (0.46%) NFS
17 18 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
18 17 (0.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 17 (0.37%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 240 (5.27%) SCCM
2 129 (2.83%) Nagios
3 106 (2.33%) Puppet
4 81 (1.78%) WSUS
5 74 (1.63%) 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 53 (1.16%) Backup Exec
11 41 (0.90%) AirWatch
12 32 (0.70%) Norton AntiVirus
13 28 (0.62%) vCenter Server
13 28 (0.62%) ZABBIX
14 25 (0.55%) SELinux
15 24 (0.53%) Nessus
15 24 (0.53%) SolarWinds Orion
16 22 (0.48%) Icinga
17 20 (0.44%) Control-M
Vendors
1 2431 (53.42%) Cisco
2 1578 (34.67%) Microsoft
3 1433 (31.49%) VMware
4 797 (17.51%) Juniper
5 595 (13.07%) CheckPoint
6 577 (12.68%) Citrix
7 478 (10.50%) F5
8 456 (10.02%) HP
9 344 (7.56%) Palo Alto
10 244 (5.36%) SolarWinds
11 184 (4.04%) NetApp
12 183 (4.02%) Avaya
13 170 (3.74%) Fortinet
14 159 (3.49%) Riverbed
15 134 (2.94%) Dell
16 132 (2.90%) Aruba
17 131 (2.88%) Oracle
18 109 (2.40%) Red Hat
19 105 (2.31%) Blue Coat
20 103 (2.26%) EMC
South West London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Competitive Salary Package
Posted: 17 hours ago
Knaresborough, North Yorkshire
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Northamptonshire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + Generous Benefits package
Posted: 11 hours ago
North West
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Training + Development
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £42000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Preston, Lancashire
Itecco
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Cannock, Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cannock, Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: bonus
Posted: 12 hours ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Bonus, Bens
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Market rate
Posted: 19 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £47000 per annum + car allowance + 20% bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Bedford, Bedfordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £55000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Car Allow, Bonus, Bens
Posted: 12 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Thebes IT
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 14 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + 15% bonus
Posted: 14 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Prenton, Merseyside
FT Select
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Salary: £45000 - £50000.00 per annum + bonus and full benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Camberley, Surrey
Imperative People
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Car & Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Computer Recruiter Ltd
Salary: c. £16K
Posted: 12 hours ago
Central London / West End
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £25000 - £30000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
onezeero.
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday