Period
to 17 November 2017

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

Wide Area Network (WAN)
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 128 101 98
Rank change year-on-year -27 -3 +13
Permanent jobs citing WAN 4614 5582 6290
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.56% 2.94% 2.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.32% 17.28% 17.20%
Number of salaries quoted 3906 4690 5488
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +7.14%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,225 £25,425
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year - -3.61% +9.21%

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 28278 32297 36572
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.70% 16.98% 16.68%
Number of salaries quoted 22900 26451 30237
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 November 2017.

Salary histogram for WAN in the UK

WAN
Top 17 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 November 2017. 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 -31 4346 £45,000 +5.88% 169
UK excluding London -25 3000 £40,000 - 109
London -21 1542 £52,500 - 64
South East -32 919 £40,000 -9.09% 38
North of England +9 783 £40,000 +6.67% 38
Midlands -35 456 £40,000 - 16
North West +39 439 £43,000 +7.50% 21
East of England +9 417 £47,500 +11.76% 9
West Midlands -17 336 £40,000 +6.67% 9
Yorkshire -6 305 £37,500 - 14
South West -50 245 £37,500 +7.14% 4
Scotland -28 127 £52,500 +47.89% 2
East Midlands -58 118 £37,000 -12.94% 7
Wales -6 55 £39,250 -7.65% 2
North East +15 39 £35,000 -3.58% 3
Northern Ireland -11 13 £30,000 -20.53%
Isle of Man - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 3714 (80.49%) LAN
2 2367 (51.30%) Cisco
3 2235 (48.44%) Firewall
4 1933 (41.89%) Windows
5 1580 (34.24%) Microsoft
6 1540 (33.38%) Active Directory
7 1511 (32.75%) VMware
8 1500 (32.51%) Cisco Certification
9 1316 (28.52%) VPN
10 1160 (25.14%) Windows Server
11 1108 (24.01%) ITIL
12 1042 (22.58%) VMware Infrastructure
13 1019 (22.08%) TCP/IP
14 995 (21.56%) DNS
15 966 (20.94%) CCNP
16 935 (20.26%) Data Centre
17 923 (20.00%) MPLS
18 850 (18.42%) DHCP
19 829 (17.97%) CCNA
20 820 (17.77%) MS Exchange
21 720 (15.60%) Wireless
21 720 (15.60%) Finance
22 717 (15.54%) VoIP
23 707 (15.32%) BGP
24 704 (15.26%) Juniper
25 689 (14.93%) Office 365
26 659 (14.28%) Network Security
27 650 (14.09%) CheckPoint
27 650 (14.09%) Windows Server 2008
28 625 (13.55%) Linux

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
1 820 (17.77%) MS Exchange
2 325 (7.04%) Exchange Server 2010
3 200 (4.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 189 (4.10%) SharePoint
5 185 (4.01%) Skype for Business
6 136 (2.95%) Exchange Server 2007
7 120 (2.60%) IIS
8 77 (1.67%) CMS
9 67 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2003
10 56 (1.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 46 (1.00%) Apache
12 41 (0.89%) Tomcat
13 30 (0.65%) Confluence
14 26 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
15 19 (0.41%) OpenStack
16 17 (0.37%) IBM Notes
17 16 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
17 16 (0.35%) IBM Domino
17 16 (0.35%) WebLogic
18 12 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 496 (10.75%) Microsoft Office
2 61 (1.32%) Microsoft Project
3 59 (1.28%) Microsoft Excel
4 56 (1.21%) MS Visio
5 38 (0.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (0.11%) Houdini
6 5 (0.11%) Maya
6 5 (0.11%) NUKE
6 5 (0.11%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.043%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.022%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 18 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.24%) Markit EDM
3 8 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
4 6 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.065%) Maximo
5 3 (0.065%) Workfront
6 2 (0.043%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 2 (0.043%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.043%) Visualfiles
7 1 (0.022%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.022%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
7 1 (0.022%) Magento
7 1 (0.022%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.022%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.022%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.022%) Pegasus Opera
7 1 (0.022%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 689 (14.93%) Office 365
2 561 (12.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 385 (8.34%) Amazon AWS
4 166 (3.60%) IaaS
5 152 (3.29%) PaaS
6 101 (2.19%) SaaS
7 70 (1.52%) Azure Active Directory
8 38 (0.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 31 (0.67%) Mimecast
10 19 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
11 17 (0.37%) G Suite
12 12 (0.26%) OneDrive
13 11 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
13 11 (0.24%) Amazon S3
14 10 (0.22%) Amazon SQS
15 9 (0.20%) Slack
16 5 (0.11%) AWS CloudTrail
16 5 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
16 5 (0.11%) IBM Cloud
17 4 (0.087%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 3714 (80.49%) LAN
2 2235 (48.44%) Firewall
3 1316 (28.52%) VPN
4 1019 (22.08%) TCP/IP
5 995 (21.56%) DNS
6 923 (20.00%) MPLS
7 850 (18.42%) DHCP
8 720 (15.60%) Wireless
9 717 (15.54%) VoIP
10 707 (15.32%) BGP
11 659 (14.28%) Network Security
12 620 (13.44%) OSPF
13 619 (13.42%) Cisco ASA
14 584 (12.66%) SAN
15 532 (11.53%) VLAN
16 427 (9.25%) Cisco Nexus
17 375 (8.13%) IPsec
18 372 (8.06%) Cisco IOS
19 370 (8.02%) Wi-Fi
20 354 (7.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 415 (8.99%) SQL Server
2 68 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
3 67 (1.45%) MySQL
4 38 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
5 32 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
6 21 (0.46%) Amazon RDS
7 15 (0.33%) Oracle Database
8 10 (0.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 9 (0.20%) Big Data
10 8 (0.17%) MariaDB
10 8 (0.17%) NoSQL
10 8 (0.17%) SQL Server 2014
11 6 (0.13%) Apache Cassandra
11 6 (0.13%) Crystal Reports
11 6 (0.13%) MongoDB
11 6 (0.13%) Oracle Database 11g
11 6 (0.13%) Oracle Exadata
11 6 (0.13%) Relational Database
12 5 (0.11%) Oracle ODI
13 4 (0.087%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 50 (1.08%) Git (software)
2 46 (1.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 39 (0.85%) JIRA
4 30 (0.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 27 (0.59%) Octopus Deploy
6 17 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
7 15 (0.33%) Sonatype Nexus
8 11 (0.24%) Jenkins
9 8 (0.17%) Metasploit
10 7 (0.15%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 6 (0.13%) Burp Suite
11 6 (0.13%) Visual Studio
12 5 (0.11%) Vagrant
13 3 (0.065%) JMeter
13 3 (0.065%) LoadRunner
13 3 (0.065%) TeamCity
14 2 (0.043%) Liquibase
14 2 (0.043%) Mercurial
14 2 (0.043%) Subversion
14 2 (0.043%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 720 (15.60%) Finance
2 432 (9.36%) Telecoms
3 149 (3.23%) Retail
4 120 (2.60%) Banking
5 104 (2.25%) Law
6 94 (2.04%) Manufacturing
7 88 (1.91%) Marketing
8 71 (1.54%) Legal
9 55 (1.19%) Financial Institution
10 45 (0.98%) Advertising
11 41 (0.89%) Back Office
12 38 (0.82%) Games
13 37 (0.80%) Electronics
14 25 (0.54%) Investment Banking
15 23 (0.50%) Publishing
16 21 (0.46%) Military
17 17 (0.37%) Automotive
17 17 (0.37%) Multimedia
18 14 (0.30%) French Language
18 14 (0.30%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 1180 (25.57%) Network Engineer
2 651 (14.11%) Analyst
3 510 (11.05%) Support Engineer
4 424 (9.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 370 (8.02%) Architect
6 316 (6.85%) Senior Network Engineer
7 295 (6.39%) Cisco Engineer
8 280 (6.07%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 268 (5.81%) IT Support
10 245 (5.31%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 234 (5.07%) Support Analyst
12 226 (4.90%) Consultant
13 225 (4.88%) IT Engineer
14 201 (4.36%) 3rd Line Support
15 192 (4.16%) Administrator
16 179 (3.88%) Security Engineer
17 178 (3.86%) Network Support
18 171 (3.71%) Network Analyst
19 164 (3.55%) Network Architect
20 162 (3.51%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (2.28%) Web Services
2 67 (1.45%) 802.1X
3 60 (1.30%) XMPP
4 52 (1.13%) .NET
5 45 (0.98%) HTML
6 41 (0.89%) XML
7 31 (0.67%) FIX Protocol
8 28 (0.61%) Middleware
9 22 (0.48%) JSON
10 20 (0.43%) POSIX
10 20 (0.43%) REST
10 20 (0.43%) SAML
11 18 (0.39%) LAMP
12 16 (0.35%) CSS
13 14 (0.30%) SOAP
13 14 (0.30%) WAP
14 12 (0.26%) Django
15 9 (0.20%) ASP.NET
15 9 (0.20%) HTML5
16 8 (0.17%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 935 (20.26%) Data Centre
2 286 (6.20%) Analytical Skills
3 189 (4.10%) Management Information System
4 183 (3.97%) Driving Licence
5 163 (3.53%) Computer Science
6 154 (3.34%) Clustering
7 109 (2.36%) Video Conferencing
8 71 (1.54%) Public Cloud
9 68 (1.47%) Blackberry
10 64 (1.39%) PKI
11 63 (1.37%) Hedge funds
12 60 (1.30%) Replication
13 55 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
14 49 (1.06%) Mobile Computing
15 44 (0.95%) Linux Command Line
16 43 (0.93%) Virtual Team
17 42 (0.91%) iPad
18 30 (0.65%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
19 29 (0.63%) Enterprise Storage
19 29 (0.63%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 1933 (41.89%) Windows
2 1160 (25.14%) Windows Server
3 650 (14.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 625 (13.55%) Linux
5 580 (12.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 464 (10.06%) Windows 7
7 301 (6.52%) Windows 10
8 252 (5.46%) Windows Server 2003
9 189 (4.10%) Unix
10 166 (3.60%) Windows 8
11 105 (2.28%) Windows XP
12 103 (2.23%) CentOS
13 101 (2.19%) Android
14 82 (1.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 61 (1.32%) Ubuntu
16 55 (1.19%) Mac OS X
17 44 (0.95%) Apple iOS
18 31 (0.67%) Debian
19 25 (0.54%) Solaris
20 24 (0.52%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1108 (24.01%) ITIL
2 418 (9.06%) Load Balancing
3 405 (8.78%) Project Management
4 325 (7.04%) Network Design
5 299 (6.48%) Change Management
6 289 (6.26%) Presales
7 282 (6.11%) Service Delivery
8 264 (5.72%) Network Monitoring
9 259 (5.61%) Network Management
10 252 (5.46%) Disaster Recovery
11 235 (5.09%) Mentoring
12 233 (5.05%) PRINCE2
13 232 (5.03%) Service Management
14 229 (4.96%) Incident Management
15 210 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
16 197 (4.27%) High Availability
17 186 (4.03%) Information Security
18 177 (3.84%) Migration
19 155 (3.36%) Problem Management
20 153 (3.32%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 331 (7.17%) SQL
2 270 (5.85%) PowerShell
3 223 (4.83%) Python
4 136 (2.95%) Bash Shell
5 123 (2.67%) Perl
6 100 (2.17%) C
7 92 (1.99%) Java
8 44 (0.95%) Ruby
9 36 (0.78%) Shell Script
10 32 (0.69%) C++
10 32 (0.69%) VBScript
11 22 (0.48%) T-SQL
12 21 (0.46%) Lua
13 17 (0.37%) JavaScript
14 16 (0.35%) PHP
15 15 (0.33%) Tcl
16 14 (0.30%) C#
17 13 (0.28%) Korn
18 10 (0.22%) R
19 6 (0.13%) VB
Qualifications
1 1500 (32.51%) Cisco Certification
2 966 (20.94%) CCNP
3 829 (17.97%) CCNA
4 493 (10.68%) Microsoft Certification
5 415 (8.99%) Degree
6 370 (8.02%) CCIE
7 321 (6.96%) MCSE
8 229 (4.96%) Security Cleared
9 220 (4.77%) MCSA
10 211 (4.57%) MCP
11 180 (3.90%) SC Cleared
12 122 (2.64%) ITIL Certification
13 113 (2.45%) CISSP
14 111 (2.41%) DV Cleared
15 108 (2.34%) CCDP
16 106 (2.30%) MCITP
17 95 (2.06%) CCSA
18 86 (1.86%) Computer Science Degree
18 86 (1.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 83 (1.80%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 327 (7.09%) SLA
2 133 (2.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 117 (2.54%) PCI DSS
4 40 (0.87%) PMO
5 35 (0.76%) Cyber Essentials
6 23 (0.50%) QA
7 17 (0.37%) COBIT
8 14 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 13 (0.28%) GDPR
10 12 (0.26%) HIPAA
11 11 (0.24%) ISO 9001
12 9 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 8 (0.17%) NIST 800
14 6 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 4 (0.087%) Data Quality
15 4 (0.087%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 2 (0.043%) RMADS
17 1 (0.022%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1540 (33.38%) Active Directory
2 1042 (22.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 578 (12.53%) Hyper-V
4 215 (4.66%) vSphere
5 167 (3.62%) XenApp
6 136 (2.95%) VMware ESXi
7 104 (2.25%) Terminal Services
8 69 (1.50%) Virtual Servers
9 66 (1.43%) Virtual Machines
10 53 (1.15%) XenDesktop
11 50 (1.08%) Docker
12 31 (0.67%) XenServer
13 26 (0.56%) Firmware
14 25 (0.54%) Virtual Desktop
15 23 (0.50%) ProxySG
16 21 (0.46%) Kamailio
16 21 (0.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 20 (0.43%) KVM
18 19 (0.41%) DFS Replication
19 18 (0.39%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 228 (4.94%) SCCM
2 123 (2.67%) Puppet
3 119 (2.58%) Nagios
4 102 (2.21%) WSUS
5 100 (2.17%) Cisco CUCM
6 78 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
7 73 (1.58%) Backup Exec
8 68 (1.47%) SCOM
9 63 (1.37%) Cisco Prime
10 57 (1.24%) Ansible
11 52 (1.13%) FortiGate
11 52 (1.13%) vCenter Server
12 50 (1.08%) Cisco UCCX
13 49 (1.06%) Cacti
14 44 (0.95%) AirWatch
15 39 (0.85%) Opsview
16 37 (0.80%) Cisco LMS
17 35 (0.76%) Cisco UCCE
18 33 (0.72%) SolarWinds Orion
19 28 (0.61%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 2367 (51.30%) Cisco
2 1580 (34.24%) Microsoft
3 1511 (32.75%) VMware
4 704 (15.26%) Juniper
5 650 (14.09%) CheckPoint
6 621 (13.46%) Citrix
7 482 (10.45%) F5
8 406 (8.80%) HP
9 349 (7.56%) Palo Alto
10 221 (4.79%) SolarWinds
11 164 (3.55%) Riverbed
12 155 (3.36%) Dell
13 154 (3.34%) Avaya
14 148 (3.21%) NetApp
15 136 (2.95%) Fortinet
16 134 (2.90%) Meraki
17 129 (2.80%) Red Hat
18 110 (2.38%) Veeam
19 99 (2.15%) Oracle
20 88 (1.91%) Symantec