Period
to 26 June 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 26 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
UK
6 months to
26 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 103 140 122
Rank change year-on-year +37 -18 -18
Permanent jobs citing WAN 4,452 4,150 4,564
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.08% 2.38% 2.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.63% 15.70% 16.47%
Number of salaries quoted 3,321 3,430 3,830
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -1.18% +6.25% -4.76%

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 22,678 26,427 27,718
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.70% 15.15% 15.96%
Number of salaries quoted 17,073 21,001 22,604
UK median annual salary £46,000 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.22% -
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £25,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 26 June 2019.

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 26 June 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 +36 4,199 £45,000 - 185
UK excluding London +46 3,104 £42,000 -1.18% 138
London +18 1,271 £50,500 -3.81% 53
North of England +84 1,193 £42,500 +11.84% 34
Yorkshire +93 800 £42,500 +13.33% 18
South East +3 766 £45,000 -5.26% 34
Midlands +19 447 £42,500 +6.25% 25
South West +50 332 £40,500 +6.58% 16
West Midlands +25 325 £42,500 +6.25% 13
North West +31 320 £42,500 +6.25% 13
East of England +10 185 £32,500 -27.78% 24
East Midlands +6 122 £34,000 -15.00% 11
Scotland +23 112 £45,000 +5.88% 5
North East +38 77 £34,000 -2.86% 3
Northern Ireland +2 40 £23,000 +9.52%
Wales -11 29 £38,500 -9.41% 1
Isle of Man - 5 £60,000 -

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 3,194 (71.74%) LAN
2 2,457 (55.19%) Cisco
3 2,329 (52.31%) Firewall
4 1,873 (42.07%) Cisco Certification
5 1,549 (34.79%) Windows
6 1,497 (33.63%) CCNP
7 1,278 (28.71%) Microsoft
8 1,232 (27.67%) Active Directory
9 1,203 (27.02%) VPN
10 1,159 (26.03%) CCNA
11 1,128 (25.34%) MPLS
12 1,034 (23.23%) VMware
13 1,025 (23.02%) Network Security
14 1,018 (22.87%) DNS
15 937 (21.05%) Windows Server
16 909 (20.42%) ITIL
17 867 (19.47%) Linux
18 861 (19.34%) Office 365
19 850 (19.09%) Data Centre
20 849 (19.07%) BGP
21 832 (18.69%) Cisco ASA
22 830 (18.64%) OSPF
23 806 (18.10%) TCP/IP
24 794 (17.83%) Wireless
25 762 (17.12%) VMware Infrastructure
26 747 (16.78%) Microsoft Azure
27 669 (15.03%) Cisco Nexus
28 661 (14.85%) Network Design
29 654 (14.69%) Service Delivery
30 572 (12.85%) CheckPoint

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
1 513 (11.52%) MS Exchange
2 182 (4.09%) SharePoint
3 157 (3.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 157 (3.53%) Skype for Business
4 147 (3.30%) IIS
5 138 (3.10%) Exchange Server 2013
6 70 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2007
7 56 (1.26%) Apache
8 43 (0.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 36 (0.81%) OpenStack
10 34 (0.76%) Tomcat
11 20 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2003
12 19 (0.43%) IBM Notes
13 13 (0.29%) WebLogic
14 12 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
15 11 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
16 10 (0.22%) Apache Spark
17 8 (0.18%) Confluence
18 7 (0.16%) SAS
19 6 (0.13%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 462 (10.38%) Microsoft Office
2 102 (2.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 93 (2.09%) MS Visio
4 89 (2.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 23 (0.52%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.045%) iWork
7 1 (0.022%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 14 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
3 8 (0.18%) JDE OneWorld
4 7 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.16%) Exchequer
4 7 (0.16%) Q-Pulse
4 7 (0.16%) Sage CRM
5 4 (0.090%) SAP S/4HANA
6 3 (0.067%) Dynamics GP
6 3 (0.067%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.045%) Cisco SocialMiner
7 2 (0.045%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.045%) Sentinel
7 2 (0.045%) Workfront
8 1 (0.022%) Magento
8 1 (0.022%) Pegasus Opera
8 1 (0.022%) Sage 1000
8 1 (0.022%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 861 (19.34%) Office 365
2 747 (16.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 506 (11.37%) Amazon AWS
4 148 (3.32%) IaaS
5 88 (1.98%) PaaS
6 80 (1.80%) SaaS
7 55 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
8 45 (1.01%) Mimecast
9 43 (0.97%) Google Cloud Platform
10 40 (0.90%) Azure Active Directory
11 25 (0.56%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 21 (0.47%) G Suite
12 21 (0.47%) OpenShift
13 19 (0.43%) OneDrive
14 17 (0.38%) IBM Cloud
14 17 (0.38%) SoftLayer
15 15 (0.34%) GitHub
16 14 (0.31%) Dynamics 365
17 12 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
18 8 (0.18%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 3,194 (71.74%) LAN
2 2,329 (52.31%) Firewall
3 1,203 (27.02%) VPN
4 1,128 (25.34%) MPLS
5 1,025 (23.02%) Network Security
6 1,018 (22.87%) DNS
7 849 (19.07%) BGP
8 832 (18.69%) Cisco ASA
9 830 (18.64%) OSPF
10 806 (18.10%) TCP/IP
11 794 (17.83%) Wireless
12 669 (15.03%) Cisco Nexus
13 538 (12.08%) DHCP
14 537 (12.06%) VoIP
15 526 (11.81%) IPsec
16 450 (10.11%) Internet
17 431 (9.68%) VLAN
18 407 (9.14%) NetScaler
19 405 (9.10%) SAN
20 391 (8.78%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 299 (6.72%) SQL Server
2 53 (1.19%) MySQL
3 30 (0.67%) DB2
4 23 (0.52%) MongoDB
5 18 (0.40%) Amazon RDS
5 18 (0.40%) SQL Server 2008
5 18 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
5 18 (0.40%) SQL Server 2016
6 17 (0.38%) Blockchain
7 15 (0.34%) SQL Server 2014
8 13 (0.29%) SQL Server 2005
9 10 (0.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 10 (0.22%) Hadoop
9 10 (0.22%) NoSQL
10 8 (0.18%) SQL Server 2017
11 7 (0.16%) Oracle Reports
12 5 (0.11%) BusinessObjects
12 5 (0.11%) Power BI
13 4 (0.090%) Relational Database
13 4 (0.090%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 28 (0.63%) MSI
2 16 (0.36%) JIRA
3 12 (0.27%) Jenkins
4 10 (0.22%) Eclipse
4 10 (0.22%) Travis CI
4 10 (0.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 8 (0.18%) Git (software)
5 8 (0.18%) Hudson
6 7 (0.16%) Visual Studio Team System
7 5 (0.11%) Visual Studio
8 4 (0.090%) InstallShield
8 4 (0.090%) Subversion
8 4 (0.090%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (0.067%) Artifactory
9 3 (0.067%) Axure RP
9 3 (0.067%) Selenium
10 2 (0.045%) AdminStudio
10 2 (0.045%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.045%) GitLab
10 2 (0.045%) JMeter
General
1 519 (11.66%) Finance
2 395 (8.87%) Telecoms
3 190 (4.27%) Retail
4 102 (2.29%) Banking
5 76 (1.71%) Manufacturing
6 70 (1.57%) Legal
7 68 (1.53%) Law
8 52 (1.17%) Back Office
9 40 (0.90%) Financial Institution
10 38 (0.85%) Marketing
11 32 (0.72%) Advertising
12 20 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
13 19 (0.43%) German Language
14 18 (0.40%) French Language
15 16 (0.36%) Italian Language
16 15 (0.34%) Aerospace
17 12 (0.27%) Billing
17 12 (0.27%) Games
18 11 (0.25%) Publishing
19 9 (0.20%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1,429 (32.10%) Network Engineer
2 529 (11.88%) Analyst
3 412 (9.25%) Architect
4 375 (8.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 374 (8.40%) Security Engineer
6 371 (8.33%) Support Engineer
7 349 (7.84%) Network Security Engineer
8 345 (7.75%) Cisco Engineer
9 330 (7.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 245 (5.50%) Senior Network Engineer
11 238 (5.35%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 236 (5.30%) Consultant
13 209 (4.69%) IT Support
14 201 (4.51%) IT Engineer
15 195 (4.38%) Network Architect
16 182 (4.09%) Cisco Security Engineer
17 174 (3.91%) Support Analyst
18 163 (3.66%) 2nd Line Support
19 145 (3.26%) Project Manager
20 144 (3.23%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (1.64%) Web Services
2 49 (1.10%) .NET
3 43 (0.97%) LDAP
4 42 (0.94%) 802.1X
5 38 (0.85%) JSON
6 29 (0.65%) XML
7 26 (0.58%) XMPP
8 19 (0.43%) YAML
9 17 (0.38%) SOAP
10 12 (0.27%) Elastic Stack
10 12 (0.27%) Middleware
11 11 (0.25%) Node.js
12 10 (0.22%) FIX Protocol
12 10 (0.22%) HTML
12 10 (0.22%) Kafka
12 10 (0.22%) React
13 8 (0.18%) EDI
13 8 (0.18%) EDIFACT
14 6 (0.13%) CSS
14 6 (0.13%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 850 (19.09%) Data Centre
2 529 (11.88%) Management Information System
3 273 (6.13%) Analytical Skills
4 243 (5.46%) Self-Motivation
5 132 (2.96%) Driving Licence
6 128 (2.88%) Public Cloud
7 71 (1.59%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 65 (1.46%) Clustering
9 60 (1.35%) Video Conferencing
10 56 (1.26%) Fat Client
10 56 (1.26%) Hybrid Cloud
10 56 (1.26%) Thin Client
11 54 (1.21%) CMDB
11 54 (1.21%) Replication
12 51 (1.15%) Private Cloud
13 48 (1.08%) Blackberry
14 46 (1.03%) PKI
15 44 (0.99%) Virtual Team
16 40 (0.90%) iPhone
17 39 (0.88%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 1,549 (34.79%) Windows
2 937 (21.05%) Windows Server
3 867 (19.47%) Linux
4 507 (11.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 452 (10.15%) Unix
6 421 (9.46%) Windows 10
7 371 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 329 (7.39%) Windows 7
9 135 (3.03%) Windows 8
10 120 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
11 64 (1.44%) Android
12 47 (1.06%) CentOS
13 46 (1.03%) Mac OS X
14 39 (0.88%) Apple iOS
14 39 (0.88%) Windows XP
15 34 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 24 (0.54%) Ubuntu
17 12 (0.27%) AIX
18 10 (0.22%) Windows Vista
19 9 (0.20%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 909 (20.42%) ITIL
2 661 (14.85%) Network Design
3 654 (14.69%) Service Delivery
4 543 (12.20%) Network Management
5 476 (10.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 463 (10.40%) Change Control
7 456 (10.24%) Presales
8 448 (10.06%) Problem-Solving
9 385 (8.65%) Product Management
10 336 (7.55%) Project Management
11 278 (6.24%) Load Balancing
12 260 (5.84%) Migration
13 259 (5.82%) Mentoring
14 241 (5.41%) Network Monitoring
15 228 (5.12%) Change Management
16 217 (4.87%) Incident Management
17 211 (4.74%) Agile Software Development
18 209 (4.69%) IT Strategy
19 187 (4.20%) Service Management
20 184 (4.13%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 426 (9.57%) Python
2 372 (8.36%) Bash Shell
3 363 (8.15%) SQL
4 358 (8.04%) Perl
5 206 (4.63%) PowerShell
6 47 (1.06%) C
7 40 (0.90%) Java
8 32 (0.72%) C#
9 26 (0.58%) Shell Script
10 21 (0.47%) C++
11 20 (0.45%) VB.NET
12 19 (0.43%) JavaScript
13 13 (0.29%) VB
14 11 (0.25%) Scala
15 8 (0.18%) PHP
15 8 (0.18%) RPG
15 8 (0.18%) RPG IV
16 6 (0.13%) Ruby
16 6 (0.13%) T-SQL
17 4 (0.090%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1,873 (42.07%) Cisco Certification
2 1,497 (33.63%) CCNP
3 1,159 (26.03%) CCNA
4 387 (8.69%) Degree
5 311 (6.99%) Microsoft Certification
6 298 (6.69%) CCIE
7 255 (5.73%) Security Cleared
8 191 (4.29%) MCSE
9 162 (3.64%) CCDP
10 135 (3.03%) SC Cleared
11 130 (2.92%) MCSA
12 105 (2.36%) MCP
13 97 (2.18%) CCSA
14 90 (2.02%) DV Cleared
15 82 (1.84%) JNCIA
15 82 (1.84%) MCITP
16 80 (1.80%) JNCIP
17 75 (1.68%) ITIL Certification
18 70 (1.57%) Computer Science Degree
19 69 (1.55%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 492 (11.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 395 (8.87%) ISO 9001
3 299 (6.72%) SLA
4 52 (1.17%) PCI DSS
5 51 (1.15%) GDPR
6 49 (1.10%) ISO 22301
7 36 (0.81%) QA
8 20 (0.45%) PMO
9 17 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials
10 16 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 16 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 13 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 12 (0.27%) COBIT
13 10 (0.22%) NIST
14 8 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 4 (0.090%) Data Quality
16 2 (0.045%) HIPAA
16 2 (0.045%) ISO/IEC 27005
16 2 (0.045%) NCSC
16 2 (0.045%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 1,232 (27.67%) Active Directory
2 762 (17.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 494 (11.10%) Hyper-V
4 151 (3.39%) XenApp
5 138 (3.10%) vCloud
6 109 (2.45%) vSphere
7 106 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
8 80 (1.80%) XenDesktop
9 49 (1.10%) Docker
9 49 (1.10%) Virtual Machines
10 48 (1.08%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 45 (1.01%) Microsoft App-V
12 42 (0.94%) Terminal Services
13 39 (0.88%) Virtual Servers
13 39 (0.88%) VMware NSX
14 30 (0.67%) Virtual Desktop
15 27 (0.61%) Firmware
16 24 (0.54%) DFS Replication
17 20 (0.45%) NFS
18 14 (0.31%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 391 (8.78%) Nagios
2 371 (8.33%) FortiGate
3 258 (5.80%) SCCM
4 121 (2.72%) Cisco Prime
5 110 (2.47%) WSUS
6 80 (1.80%) Ansible
7 78 (1.75%) Cisco CUCM
8 69 (1.55%) SCOM
9 63 (1.42%) Puppet
10 60 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
11 49 (1.10%) Backup Exec
12 33 (0.74%) Kubernetes
12 33 (0.74%) ServiceCenter
13 32 (0.72%) vCenter Server
14 27 (0.61%) Microsoft Intune
14 27 (0.61%) Terraform
15 26 (0.58%) IBM BigFix
16 20 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
17 19 (0.43%) Observium
18 16 (0.36%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 2,457 (55.19%) Cisco
2 1,278 (28.71%) Microsoft
3 1,034 (23.23%) VMware
4 572 (12.85%) CheckPoint
5 543 (12.20%) Fortinet
6 523 (11.75%) Palo Alto
7 516 (11.59%) Citrix
8 513 (11.52%) Juniper
9 332 (7.46%) HP
10 305 (6.85%) Meraki
11 300 (6.74%) F5
12 276 (6.20%) SolarWinds
13 230 (5.17%) Dell
14 161 (3.62%) NetApp
15 149 (3.35%) Avaya
16 111 (2.49%) Veeam
17 101 (2.27%) Apple
18 92 (2.07%) Aruba
19 86 (1.93%) Red Hat
20 85 (1.91%) Riverbed