Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 127 103 98
Rank change year-on-year -24 -5 +17
Permanent jobs citing WAN 4580 5486 6390
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.63% 2.87% 2.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.47% 17.00% 17.41%
Number of salaries quoted 3902 4608 5530
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,250 £25,000
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% +6.41%

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 27810 32271 36695
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.98% 16.89% 16.75%
Number of salaries quoted 22561 26489 30264
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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -26 4333 £45,000 +3.45% 186
UK excluding London -14 2898 £40,000 - 139
London -12 1617 £55,000 +4.76% 54
South East -26 882 £40,000 -11.11% 38
North of England +12 740 £40,000 +3.90% 43
Midlands -35 443 £41,945 +4.86% 26
North West +34 428 £43,000 +7.50% 27
East of England +13 425 £48,750 +14.71% 14
West Midlands -26 313 £42,500 +13.33% 14
Yorkshire +4 281 £37,500 -3.23% 14
South West -49 243 £38,000 +15.15% 11
East Midlands -42 127 £40,000 -5.88% 12
Scotland -6 126 £48,750 +39.29% 6
Wales -16 43 £37,500 -11.76% 1
North East +11 31 £35,250 -0.14% 2
Northern Ireland -17 13 £30,000 -21.05%
Isle of Man - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 3706 (80.92%) LAN
2 2374 (51.83%) Cisco
3 2232 (48.73%) Firewall
4 1929 (42.12%) Windows
5 1577 (34.43%) Microsoft
6 1499 (32.73%) Active Directory
7 1493 (32.60%) Cisco Certification
8 1486 (32.45%) VMware
9 1366 (29.83%) VPN
10 1156 (25.24%) Windows Server
11 1064 (23.23%) ITIL
12 1037 (22.64%) VMware Infrastructure
13 1035 (22.60%) TCP/IP
14 1008 (22.01%) DNS
15 953 (20.81%) CCNP
16 952 (20.79%) MPLS
17 911 (19.89%) Data Centre
18 868 (18.95%) DHCP
19 808 (17.64%) CCNA
20 805 (17.58%) MS Exchange
21 751 (16.40%) Juniper
22 749 (16.35%) Wireless
23 731 (15.96%) BGP
24 723 (15.79%) Finance
25 690 (15.07%) VoIP
26 673 (14.69%) CheckPoint
27 668 (14.59%) Windows Server 2008
28 653 (14.26%) Network Security
29 644 (14.06%) Linux
30 640 (13.97%) Office 365

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
1 805 (17.58%) MS Exchange
2 338 (7.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 199 (4.34%) SharePoint
4 198 (4.32%) Exchange Server 2013
5 166 (3.62%) Skype for Business
6 129 (2.82%) IIS
7 126 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2007
8 68 (1.48%) CMS
9 57 (1.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 57 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2003
10 53 (1.16%) Apache
11 48 (1.05%) Tomcat
12 31 (0.68%) Confluence
13 22 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
14 21 (0.46%) OpenStack
15 17 (0.37%) IBM Notes
16 16 (0.35%) IBM Domino
16 16 (0.35%) WebLogic
17 13 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
18 12 (0.26%) JBoss
Applications
1 469 (10.24%) Microsoft Office
2 67 (1.46%) Microsoft Project
3 65 (1.42%) MS Visio
4 59 (1.29%) Microsoft Excel
5 41 (0.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (0.11%) Houdini
6 5 (0.11%) Maya
6 5 (0.11%) NUKE
6 5 (0.11%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.044%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.022%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 24 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
3 11 (0.24%) Markit EDM
4 7 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.066%) Maximo
6 3 (0.066%) Workfront
7 2 (0.044%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 2 (0.044%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.044%) Visualfiles
8 1 (0.022%) Dynamics GP
8 1 (0.022%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
8 1 (0.022%) Magento
8 1 (0.022%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.022%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.022%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.022%) Payment Gateway
8 1 (0.022%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 640 (13.97%) Office 365
2 537 (11.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 384 (8.38%) Amazon AWS
4 153 (3.34%) IaaS
5 145 (3.17%) PaaS
6 97 (2.12%) SaaS
7 63 (1.38%) Azure Active Directory
8 41 (0.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 29 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
10 27 (0.59%) Mimecast
11 15 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
11 15 (0.33%) Amazon S3
11 15 (0.33%) Amazon SQS
12 13 (0.28%) G Suite
13 10 (0.22%) AWS CloudTrail
13 10 (0.22%) OneDrive
14 9 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
15 8 (0.17%) Slack
16 7 (0.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 7 (0.15%) Amazon Glacier
Communications & Networking
1 3706 (80.92%) LAN
2 2232 (48.73%) Firewall
3 1366 (29.83%) VPN
4 1035 (22.60%) TCP/IP
5 1008 (22.01%) DNS
6 952 (20.79%) MPLS
7 868 (18.95%) DHCP
8 749 (16.35%) Wireless
9 731 (15.96%) BGP
10 690 (15.07%) VoIP
11 653 (14.26%) Network Security
12 632 (13.80%) OSPF
13 599 (13.08%) Cisco ASA
14 578 (12.62%) SAN
15 542 (11.83%) VLAN
16 420 (9.17%) Cisco Nexus
17 379 (8.28%) Wi-Fi
18 365 (7.97%) Cisco IOS
18 365 (7.97%) Internet
19 363 (7.93%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 392 (8.56%) SQL Server
2 77 (1.68%) MySQL
3 72 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 42 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
5 41 (0.90%) SQL Server 2005
6 25 (0.55%) Amazon RDS
7 18 (0.39%) Oracle Database
8 11 (0.24%) MariaDB
8 11 (0.24%) MongoDB
8 11 (0.24%) NoSQL
9 10 (0.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 9 (0.20%) Big Data
10 9 (0.20%) Crystal Reports
11 8 (0.17%) Oracle Database 11g
11 8 (0.17%) SQL Server 2014
12 7 (0.15%) Apache Cassandra
13 6 (0.13%) Oracle Exadata
13 6 (0.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 5 (0.11%) Oracle ODI
14 5 (0.11%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 50 (1.09%) Git (software)
2 46 (1.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 40 (0.87%) JIRA
4 29 (0.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 26 (0.57%) Octopus Deploy
6 16 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
7 14 (0.31%) Sonatype Nexus
8 12 (0.26%) Jenkins
9 9 (0.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 7 (0.15%) Metasploit
11 5 (0.11%) Burp Suite
11 5 (0.11%) Vagrant
11 5 (0.11%) Visual Studio
12 3 (0.066%) JMeter
12 3 (0.066%) LoadRunner
12 3 (0.066%) TeamCity
13 2 (0.044%) Liquibase
13 2 (0.044%) Mercurial
13 2 (0.044%) Subversion
13 2 (0.044%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 723 (15.79%) Finance
2 423 (9.24%) Telecoms
3 147 (3.21%) Retail
4 122 (2.66%) Banking
5 100 (2.18%) Law
6 90 (1.97%) Marketing
7 89 (1.94%) Manufacturing
8 67 (1.46%) Legal
9 61 (1.33%) Financial Institution
10 49 (1.07%) Games
11 44 (0.96%) Advertising
12 40 (0.87%) Back Office
13 36 (0.79%) Electronics
14 25 (0.55%) Investment Banking
15 21 (0.46%) Military
16 17 (0.37%) Publishing
17 16 (0.35%) Automotive
18 15 (0.33%) German Language
19 14 (0.31%) French Language
19 14 (0.31%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 1191 (26.00%) Network Engineer
2 660 (14.41%) Analyst
3 502 (10.96%) Support Engineer
4 408 (8.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 363 (7.93%) Architect
6 314 (6.86%) Senior Network Engineer
7 303 (6.62%) Cisco Engineer
8 283 (6.18%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 266 (5.81%) IT Support
10 254 (5.55%) Support Analyst
11 234 (5.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 228 (4.98%) Consultant
13 219 (4.78%) IT Engineer
14 204 (4.45%) Administrator
15 192 (4.19%) 3rd Line Support
16 183 (4.00%) Network Analyst
16 183 (4.00%) Network Support
17 181 (3.95%) Security Engineer
18 176 (3.84%) Network Architect
19 164 (3.58%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (2.14%) Web Services
2 82 (1.79%) 802.1X
3 52 (1.14%) .NET
4 51 (1.11%) XMPP
5 45 (0.98%) XML
6 42 (0.92%) HTML
7 29 (0.63%) JSON
8 28 (0.61%) Middleware
9 27 (0.59%) FIX Protocol
9 27 (0.59%) REST
10 25 (0.55%) LAMP
11 20 (0.44%) SAML
12 18 (0.39%) CSS
13 15 (0.33%) POSIX
14 14 (0.31%) SOAP
15 11 (0.24%) WAP
16 10 (0.22%) Django
17 9 (0.20%) ODBC
18 8 (0.17%) HTML5
18 8 (0.17%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 911 (19.89%) Data Centre
2 296 (6.46%) Analytical Skills
3 196 (4.28%) Management Information System
4 176 (3.84%) Driving Licence
5 145 (3.17%) Computer Science
6 137 (2.99%) Clustering
7 109 (2.38%) Video Conferencing
8 70 (1.53%) Blackberry
9 67 (1.46%) PKI
10 66 (1.44%) Replication
11 60 (1.31%) Public Cloud
12 59 (1.29%) Hedge funds
13 52 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
14 46 (1.00%) iPad
15 39 (0.85%) Mobile Computing
16 36 (0.79%) Linux Command Line
16 36 (0.79%) Virtual Team
17 35 (0.76%) Fat Client
17 35 (0.76%) Thin Client
18 34 (0.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 1929 (42.12%) Windows
2 1156 (25.24%) Windows Server
3 668 (14.59%) Windows Server 2008
4 644 (14.06%) Linux
5 571 (12.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 470 (10.26%) Windows 7
7 285 (6.22%) Windows 10
8 263 (5.74%) Windows Server 2003
9 199 (4.34%) Unix
10 151 (3.30%) Windows 8
11 108 (2.36%) Windows XP
12 103 (2.25%) CentOS
13 97 (2.12%) Android
14 85 (1.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 59 (1.29%) Ubuntu
16 53 (1.16%) Mac OS X
17 43 (0.94%) Apple iOS
18 34 (0.74%) Debian
19 27 (0.59%) Windows 2000 Server
20 25 (0.55%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1064 (23.23%) ITIL
2 407 (8.89%) Load Balancing
3 386 (8.43%) Project Management
4 324 (7.07%) Network Design
5 304 (6.64%) Change Management
6 281 (6.14%) Presales
7 269 (5.87%) Network Monitoring
8 264 (5.76%) Service Delivery
9 259 (5.66%) Network Management
10 258 (5.63%) Disaster Recovery
11 238 (5.20%) Service Management
12 227 (4.96%) Incident Management
13 217 (4.74%) PRINCE2
14 215 (4.69%) Mentoring
15 204 (4.45%) Information Security
16 201 (4.39%) High Availability
17 180 (3.93%) Migration
18 174 (3.80%) Agile Software Development
19 163 (3.56%) Root Cause Analysis
20 162 (3.54%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 348 (7.60%) SQL
2 286 (6.24%) PowerShell
3 233 (5.09%) Python
4 136 (2.97%) Bash Shell
5 119 (2.60%) Perl
6 95 (2.07%) Java
7 84 (1.83%) C
8 42 (0.92%) Ruby
9 39 (0.85%) Shell Script
10 36 (0.79%) VBScript
11 26 (0.57%) C++
12 23 (0.50%) T-SQL
13 17 (0.37%) JavaScript
14 16 (0.35%) C#
15 14 (0.31%) Lua
15 14 (0.31%) PHP
15 14 (0.31%) Tcl
16 12 (0.26%) Korn
17 11 (0.24%) VB
18 10 (0.22%) R
Qualifications
1 1493 (32.60%) Cisco Certification
2 953 (20.81%) CCNP
3 808 (17.64%) CCNA
4 480 (10.48%) Microsoft Certification
5 426 (9.30%) Degree
6 373 (8.14%) CCIE
7 320 (6.99%) MCSE
8 239 (5.22%) Security Cleared
9 218 (4.76%) MCP
10 208 (4.54%) MCSA
11 193 (4.21%) SC Cleared
12 123 (2.69%) MCITP
13 116 (2.53%) CISSP
14 110 (2.40%) ITIL Certification
15 107 (2.34%) DV Cleared
16 103 (2.25%) CCDP
17 96 (2.10%) CCSA
18 95 (2.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 84 (1.83%) JNCIP
20 75 (1.64%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 329 (7.18%) SLA
2 142 (3.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 129 (2.82%) PCI DSS
4 41 (0.90%) Cyber Essentials
5 37 (0.81%) PMO
6 21 (0.46%) QA
7 16 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 15 (0.33%) COBIT
9 14 (0.31%) GDPR
10 13 (0.28%) ISO 9001
11 9 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 9 (0.20%) HIPAA
12 8 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 8 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 7 (0.15%) NIST 800
14 4 (0.087%) Data Quality
15 2 (0.044%) ISO 22301
16 1 (0.022%) RMADS
System Software
1 1499 (32.73%) Active Directory
2 1037 (22.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 586 (12.79%) Hyper-V
4 219 (4.78%) vSphere
5 176 (3.84%) XenApp
6 144 (3.14%) VMware ESXi
7 108 (2.36%) Terminal Services
8 74 (1.62%) Virtual Servers
9 63 (1.38%) Virtual Machines
10 57 (1.24%) XenDesktop
11 52 (1.14%) Docker
12 34 (0.74%) XenServer
13 28 (0.61%) KVM
14 26 (0.57%) VMware Workstation
15 25 (0.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 25 (0.55%) ProxySG
16 23 (0.50%) Virtual Desktop
17 21 (0.46%) Firmware
18 16 (0.35%) VMware Server
19 15 (0.33%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 223 (4.87%) SCCM
2 129 (2.82%) Nagios
3 128 (2.79%) Puppet
4 112 (2.45%) WSUS
5 91 (1.99%) Cisco CUCM
6 82 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
7 80 (1.75%) SCOM
8 76 (1.66%) Backup Exec
9 63 (1.38%) Ansible
10 61 (1.33%) Cisco Prime
11 56 (1.22%) FortiGate
12 49 (1.07%) Cacti
13 48 (1.05%) AirWatch
14 45 (0.98%) Cisco UCCX
14 45 (0.98%) vCenter Server
15 39 (0.85%) Opsview
16 38 (0.83%) SolarWinds Orion
17 37 (0.81%) Cisco LMS
18 30 (0.66%) Norton AntiVirus
18 30 (0.66%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 2374 (51.83%) Cisco
2 1577 (34.43%) Microsoft
3 1486 (32.45%) VMware
4 751 (16.40%) Juniper
5 673 (14.69%) CheckPoint
6 620 (13.54%) Citrix
7 482 (10.52%) F5
8 436 (9.52%) HP
9 358 (7.82%) Palo Alto
10 225 (4.91%) SolarWinds
11 171 (3.73%) Riverbed
12 167 (3.65%) Avaya
13 155 (3.38%) Dell
14 144 (3.14%) NetApp
15 137 (2.99%) Red Hat
16 135 (2.95%) Meraki
17 125 (2.73%) Fortinet
18 109 (2.38%) Veeam
19 94 (2.05%) Oracle
20 91 (1.99%) Aruba