Period
to 17 February 2019

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 17 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
UK
6 months to
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 135 133 111
Rank change year-on-year -2 -22 -1
Permanent jobs citing WAN 3,752 4,292 4,902
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.51% 2.45% 2.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.70% 16.10% 16.78%
Number of salaries quoted 3,104 3,591 3,981
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £71,250 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -5.88%

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 22,465 26,654 29,218
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.03% 15.22% 16.64%
Number of salaries quoted 17,580 21,529 23,723
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £76,250 £73,750 £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 17 February 2019.

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 17 February 2019. 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 0 3,539 £45,500 +1.11% 700
UK excluding London +5 2,402 £42,500 +6.25% 552
London +3 1,285 £52,500 -1.87% 194
South East -8 773 £45,000 - 138
North of England +24 593 £41,595 +10.92% 164
Midlands +19 391 £43,250 +15.33% 93
North West +19 295 £44,000 +11.39% 87
West Midlands +25 291 £43,250 +15.33% 59
East of England +23 291 £36,000 -20.00% 52
Yorkshire +12 218 £40,000 +6.67% 54
South West -1 200 £42,500 +13.33% 60
Scotland +23 110 £54,425 +6.72% 24
East Midlands +6 100 £37,500 - 34
North East +31 80 £34,000 -2.86% 23
Wales +26 53 £37,000 -7.50% 20
Northern Ireland -13 7 £23,000 -25.81% 2

For the 6 months to 17 February 2019, 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 3,094 (82.46%) LAN
2 2,010 (53.57%) Cisco
3 1,968 (52.45%) Firewall
4 1,516 (40.41%) Windows
5 1,276 (34.01%) Cisco Certification
6 1,207 (32.17%) Microsoft
7 1,166 (31.08%) Active Directory
8 1,045 (27.85%) VMware
9 956 (25.48%) CCNP
10 872 (23.24%) Windows Server
11 846 (22.55%) TCP/IP
12 838 (22.33%) VPN
13 826 (22.01%) Data Centre
14 770 (20.52%) ITIL
15 768 (20.47%) Wireless
16 731 (19.48%) VMware Infrastructure
17 688 (18.34%) CheckPoint
18 677 (18.04%) MPLS
19 664 (17.70%) Office 365
20 618 (16.47%) Network Security
21 611 (16.28%) Microsoft Azure
22 601 (16.02%) CCNA
23 580 (15.46%) DNS
24 576 (15.35%) BGP
25 546 (14.55%) OSPF
26 533 (14.21%) Finance
27 525 (13.99%) VoIP
28 515 (13.73%) Citrix
29 475 (12.66%) Hyper-V
30 473 (12.61%) Cisco ASA

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
1 410 (10.93%) MS Exchange
2 160 (4.26%) SharePoint
3 132 (3.52%) IIS
4 130 (3.46%) Exchange Server 2010
5 98 (2.61%) Skype for Business
6 86 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2013
7 65 (1.73%) Apache
8 55 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2007
9 45 (1.20%) Tomcat
10 33 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2003
11 31 (0.83%) CMS
12 27 (0.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 24 (0.64%) IBM Notes
14 17 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
14 17 (0.45%) nginx
15 16 (0.43%) OpenStack
16 15 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
16 15 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
17 14 (0.37%) WebLogic
18 13 (0.35%) Confluence
Applications
1 331 (8.82%) Microsoft Office
2 75 (2.00%) MS Visio
3 66 (1.76%) Microsoft Excel
4 44 (1.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 25 (0.67%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.053%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.053%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.053%) iWork
7 1 (0.027%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 13 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
2 12 (0.32%) JDE OneWorld
3 8 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.21%) SAP S/4HANA
4 4 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.11%) NetSuite
4 4 (0.11%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.080%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.080%) Workfront
6 2 (0.053%) Bankmaster
6 2 (0.053%) BASE24
6 2 (0.053%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.053%) Sage X3
7 1 (0.027%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.027%) Lawson
7 1 (0.027%) OpenText Process Suite
7 1 (0.027%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.027%) Rolfe and Nolan
7 1 (0.027%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.027%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 664 (17.70%) Office 365
2 611 (16.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 451 (12.02%) Amazon AWS
4 109 (2.91%) IaaS
5 106 (2.83%) SaaS
6 63 (1.68%) Mimecast
7 60 (1.60%) PaaS
8 57 (1.52%) Google Cloud Platform
9 45 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
10 17 (0.45%) GitHub
11 15 (0.40%) Azure Active Directory
12 14 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
12 14 (0.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 12 (0.32%) Akamai
14 9 (0.24%) Amazon S3
14 9 (0.24%) OneDrive
15 8 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
15 8 (0.21%) OpenDNS
16 7 (0.19%) G Suite
17 6 (0.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 3,094 (82.46%) LAN
2 1,968 (52.45%) Firewall
3 846 (22.55%) TCP/IP
4 838 (22.33%) VPN
5 768 (20.47%) Wireless
6 677 (18.04%) MPLS
7 618 (16.47%) Network Security
8 580 (15.46%) DNS
9 576 (15.35%) BGP
10 546 (14.55%) OSPF
11 525 (13.99%) VoIP
12 473 (12.61%) Cisco ASA
13 462 (12.31%) DHCP
14 451 (12.02%) VLAN
15 429 (11.43%) Wi-Fi
16 408 (10.87%) SAN
17 312 (8.32%) Cisco Nexus
18 278 (7.41%) WLAN
19 259 (6.90%) Internet
20 249 (6.64%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 320 (8.53%) SQL Server
2 53 (1.41%) MySQL
3 43 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
4 27 (0.72%) Amazon RDS
5 22 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
6 21 (0.56%) SQL Server 2016
7 20 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
8 17 (0.45%) Big Data
9 14 (0.37%) Oracle Database
10 13 (0.35%) SQL Server 2005
11 12 (0.32%) NoSQL
12 9 (0.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 8 (0.21%) Adabas
13 8 (0.21%) Relational Database
13 8 (0.21%) SQL Server 2014
14 7 (0.19%) Crystal Reports
14 7 (0.19%) Hadoop
14 7 (0.19%) MongoDB
14 7 (0.19%) SAP HANA
14 7 (0.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 36 (0.96%) Jenkins
2 30 (0.80%) JIRA
3 26 (0.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 14 (0.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 10 (0.27%) Git (software)
6 8 (0.21%) Visual Studio
7 6 (0.16%) Hudson
8 4 (0.11%) Eclipse
8 4 (0.11%) Sonatype Nexus
8 4 (0.11%) Travis CI
9 3 (0.080%) Metasploit
9 3 (0.080%) MSI
9 3 (0.080%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.053%) AdminStudio
10 2 (0.053%) Ant
10 2 (0.053%) Artifactory
10 2 (0.053%) InstallShield
10 2 (0.053%) Selenium
10 2 (0.053%) SoapUI
10 2 (0.053%) WiX
General
1 533 (14.21%) Finance
2 309 (8.24%) Telecoms
3 187 (4.98%) Banking
4 158 (4.21%) Retail
5 61 (1.63%) Advertising
6 58 (1.55%) Legal
7 57 (1.52%) Back Office
7 57 (1.52%) Law
8 54 (1.44%) Marketing
9 43 (1.15%) Investment Banking
10 36 (0.96%) Manufacturing
11 30 (0.80%) French Language
12 29 (0.77%) Billing
13 28 (0.75%) Financial Institution
14 21 (0.56%) Italian Language
15 20 (0.53%) German Language
16 15 (0.40%) Publishing
17 13 (0.35%) Front Office
18 12 (0.32%) Multimedia
19 10 (0.27%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 984 (26.23%) Network Engineer
2 549 (14.63%) Analyst
3 392 (10.45%) Architect
4 344 (9.17%) Support Engineer
5 303 (8.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 244 (6.50%) IT Support
7 228 (6.08%) Senior Network Engineer
8 224 (5.97%) Support Analyst
9 217 (5.78%) Cisco Engineer
10 195 (5.20%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 185 (4.93%) Network Architect
12 171 (4.56%) IT Engineer
13 168 (4.48%) Security Engineer
14 160 (4.26%) 2nd Line Support
14 160 (4.26%) Consultant
15 145 (3.86%) Network Analyst
16 140 (3.73%) 3rd Line Support
17 135 (3.60%) 3rd Line Engineer
18 124 (3.30%) IT Analyst
19 115 (3.07%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (1.52%) Web Services
2 56 (1.49%) 802.1X
3 41 (1.09%) XMPP
4 34 (0.91%) Middleware
5 30 (0.80%) .NET
6 26 (0.69%) HTML
7 16 (0.43%) LEMP Stack
8 15 (0.40%) LAMP
9 13 (0.35%) XML
10 12 (0.32%) EDI
10 12 (0.32%) Elastic Stack
10 12 (0.32%) RabbitMQ
11 11 (0.29%) SOAP
12 10 (0.27%) Software Packaging
13 8 (0.21%) EDIFACT
13 8 (0.21%) REST
14 7 (0.19%) FIX Protocol
14 7 (0.19%) JSON
14 7 (0.19%) ODBC
15 6 (0.16%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 826 (22.01%) Data Centre
2 253 (6.74%) Analytical Skills
3 249 (6.64%) Self-Motivation
4 156 (4.16%) Management Information System
5 124 (3.30%) Video Conferencing
6 119 (3.17%) Driving Licence
7 99 (2.64%) Clustering
8 92 (2.45%) Public Cloud
9 63 (1.68%) Hybrid Cloud
10 53 (1.41%) Enterprise Storage
11 47 (1.25%) Replication
12 46 (1.23%) Hedge funds
12 46 (1.23%) Private Cloud
13 45 (1.20%) CMDB
14 42 (1.12%) Virtual Team
15 36 (0.96%) Fintech
16 31 (0.83%) Blackberry
17 30 (0.80%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
18 28 (0.75%) Linux Command Line
18 28 (0.75%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1,516 (40.41%) Windows
2 872 (23.24%) Windows Server
3 463 (12.34%) Linux
4 448 (11.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 427 (11.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 373 (9.94%) Windows 10
7 354 (9.43%) Windows 7
8 125 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
9 124 (3.30%) Unix
10 118 (3.14%) Windows 8
11 64 (1.71%) CentOS
12 60 (1.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 50 (1.33%) Android
14 34 (0.91%) Mac OS X
14 34 (0.91%) Ubuntu
15 29 (0.77%) AIX
15 29 (0.77%) Apple iOS
16 26 (0.69%) Windows XP
17 18 (0.48%) HPUX
18 14 (0.37%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 770 (20.52%) ITIL
2 438 (11.67%) Problem-Solving
3 429 (11.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 294 (7.84%) Presales
5 292 (7.78%) Project Management
6 274 (7.30%) Service Delivery
7 273 (7.28%) Network Management
8 261 (6.96%) Network Design
9 258 (6.88%) Load Balancing
10 246 (6.56%) Mentoring
11 245 (6.53%) Disaster Recovery
12 237 (6.32%) Information Security
13 222 (5.92%) Service Management
14 213 (5.68%) Change Management
15 210 (5.60%) Agile Software Development
15 210 (5.60%) Network Monitoring
16 167 (4.45%) Incident Management
17 158 (4.21%) Kalman Filter
18 154 (4.10%) High Availability
19 151 (4.02%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 404 (10.77%) SQL
2 226 (6.02%) PowerShell
3 207 (5.52%) Python
4 92 (2.45%) Perl
5 63 (1.68%) Bash Shell
5 63 (1.68%) C
6 41 (1.09%) VB
7 38 (1.01%) PHP
8 37 (0.99%) C#
9 29 (0.77%) Shell Script
10 28 (0.75%) T-SQL
11 26 (0.69%) Java
12 23 (0.61%) Ruby
12 23 (0.61%) VBScript
13 16 (0.43%) Korn
14 14 (0.37%) Bourne shell
14 14 (0.37%) C++
15 13 (0.35%) R
16 12 (0.32%) JavaScript
16 12 (0.32%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 1,276 (34.01%) Cisco Certification
2 956 (25.48%) CCNP
3 601 (16.02%) CCNA
4 308 (8.21%) CCIE
5 304 (8.10%) Degree
6 300 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 208 (5.54%) MCSE
8 175 (4.66%) Security Cleared
9 127 (3.38%) SC Cleared
10 125 (3.33%) MCSA
11 105 (2.80%) CCDP
12 85 (2.27%) MCP
13 83 (2.21%) CCSA
14 82 (2.19%) ITIL Certification
15 78 (2.08%) CISSP
16 77 (2.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 76 (2.03%) Computer Science Degree
18 63 (1.68%) JNCIE
19 56 (1.49%) MCITP
20 52 (1.39%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 293 (7.81%) SLA
2 129 (3.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 66 (1.76%) GDPR
4 51 (1.36%) PCI DSS
5 33 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 31 (0.83%) PMO
6 31 (0.83%) QA
7 22 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 21 (0.56%) Cyber Essentials
9 17 (0.45%) COBIT
10 12 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 12 (0.32%) SAS 70
11 11 (0.29%) ISO 9001
12 6 (0.16%) ISO 22301
13 3 (0.080%) ISO/IEC 27005
14 2 (0.053%) Basel III
14 2 (0.053%) Data Quality
14 2 (0.053%) Government Security Classifications
14 2 (0.053%) Solvency II
15 1 (0.027%) IASME
System Software
1 1,166 (31.08%) Active Directory
2 731 (19.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 475 (12.66%) Hyper-V
4 105 (2.80%) XenApp
5 93 (2.48%) VMware ESXi
6 91 (2.43%) vSphere
7 77 (2.05%) Virtual Machines
8 66 (1.76%) XenDesktop
9 60 (1.60%) Terminal Services
10 46 (1.23%) Virtual Servers
11 45 (1.20%) VMware NSX
12 36 (0.96%) Docker
13 34 (0.91%) Firmware
14 29 (0.77%) XenServer
15 20 (0.53%) DFS Replication
15 20 (0.53%) NFS
16 19 (0.51%) VMware Server
17 15 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
18 12 (0.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 12 (0.32%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 202 (5.38%) SCCM
2 88 (2.35%) Cisco CUCM
3 86 (2.29%) Ansible
4 79 (2.11%) Cisco Prime
5 78 (2.08%) Nagios
6 67 (1.79%) WSUS
7 57 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
8 55 (1.47%) Backup Exec
9 53 (1.41%) Stealthwatch
10 51 (1.36%) SCOM
11 50 (1.33%) Puppet
12 43 (1.15%) FortiGate
12 43 (1.15%) Terraform
13 34 (0.91%) Norton AntiVirus
14 33 (0.88%) Cisco UCCX
15 27 (0.72%) vCenter Server
16 25 (0.67%) Failover Clustering
16 25 (0.67%) Nessus
17 23 (0.61%) Kubernetes
18 22 (0.59%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 2,010 (53.57%) Cisco
2 1,207 (32.17%) Microsoft
3 1,045 (27.85%) VMware
4 688 (18.34%) CheckPoint
5 515 (13.73%) Citrix
6 469 (12.50%) Juniper
7 346 (9.22%) HP
8 315 (8.40%) Palo Alto
9 296 (7.89%) SolarWinds
10 295 (7.86%) F5
11 206 (5.49%) Meraki
12 182 (4.85%) Fortinet
13 160 (4.26%) Dell
14 154 (4.10%) Riverbed
15 151 (4.02%) NetApp
16 124 (3.30%) Symantec
17 121 (3.22%) Avaya
18 104 (2.77%) Veeam
19 89 (2.37%) Oracle
20 86 (2.29%) Red Hat