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

Wide Area Network (WAN)
UK
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 111 94 94
Rank change year-on-year -17 0  
Permanent jobs citing WAN 2387 3094 3502
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.74% 2.99% 3.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.18% 17.42% 17.28%
Number of salaries quoted 1992 2636 2869
Median salary £42,500 £43,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.16% -4.44%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £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 £41,500
% change year-on-year - -3.61%  

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 13891 17757 20272
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 15.93% 17.18% 18.26%
Number of salaries quoted 11283 14723 16086
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% -  

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 29 April 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 29 April 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 -17 2274 £43,000 - 267
London +22 893 £52,500 +2.94% 70
South East -28 486 £40,000 -11.11% 48
East of England -34 177 £43,000 +10.25% 24
North West -5 176 £37,500 -1.96% 36
West Midlands -29 169 £40,000 - 34
South West -11 146 £32,500 -7.14% 17
City of London -12 141 £52,500 -2.32% 21
Surrey +10 137 £39,500 -12.22% 6
Yorkshire +14 131 £35,000 -12.50% 18
Manchester +3 111 £42,000 +5.00% 18
Berkshire -38 109 £42,713 -8.14% 9
Hertfordshire -20 96 £45,000 +28.57% 12
East Midlands +21 92 £44,000 +25.71% 15
Hampshire -35 77 £28,000 -36.00% 14
West Yorkshire +12 72 £38,000 -7.31% 10
Birmingham -22 72 £40,000 -9.09% 10
Bristol +37 61 £31,250 -30.55% 7
Kent +35 49 £40,000 -23.80% 5
Cheshire +3 48 £35,000 +7.69% 15
Scotland -8 48 £50,000 +17.64% 7
Reading -27 48 £37,500 -21.05% 5
Wiltshire +20 43 £31,500 -5.26% 2
Leeds -2 42 £40,000 -5.88% 8
Oxfordshire +9 30 £48,750 +2.63% 2
Buckinghamshire -32 30 £33,500 -16.25% 6
Bedfordshire +18 29 £60,000 +25.00% 3
Watford +5 29 £51,250 +13.88%
Nottinghamshire +7 28 £48,425 +21.06% 5
North Yorkshire +4 28 £32,500 -19.25% 4

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 3810 (83.64%) LAN
2 2541 (55.78%) Cisco
3 2124 (46.63%) Firewall
4 1969 (43.23%) Windows
5 1582 (34.73%) Cisco Certification
6 1474 (32.36%) Microsoft
7 1400 (30.74%) VMware
8 1390 (30.52%) Active Directory
9 1111 (24.39%) VPN
10 1097 (24.08%) Windows Server
11 1082 (23.75%) CCNP
12 1032 (22.66%) TCP/IP
13 998 (21.91%) Data Centre
14 970 (21.30%) DNS
15 959 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
16 957 (21.01%) ITIL
17 915 (20.09%) MPLS
18 863 (18.95%) CCNA
19 768 (16.86%) DHCP
20 767 (16.84%) Juniper
21 738 (16.20%) Wireless
22 718 (15.76%) BGP
23 700 (15.37%) Linux
24 698 (15.32%) OSPF
25 687 (15.08%) MS Exchange
26 670 (14.71%) Finance
27 640 (14.05%) VoIP
27 640 (14.05%) Network Security
28 613 (13.46%) Hyper-V
29 555 (12.18%) SAN

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
1 687 (15.08%) MS Exchange
2 259 (5.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 227 (4.98%) IIS
4 182 (4.00%) Skype for Business
5 178 (3.91%) SharePoint
6 123 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
7 121 (2.66%) Apache
8 119 (2.61%) Tomcat
9 85 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2007
10 64 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2003
11 59 (1.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 37 (0.81%) Oracle Coherence
12 37 (0.81%) WebLogic
12 37 (0.81%) WebSphere
13 27 (0.59%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 21 (0.46%) DataSynapse
15 18 (0.40%) Confluence
15 18 (0.40%) IBM Notes
16 15 (0.33%) JBoss
16 15 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 459 (10.08%) Microsoft Office
2 83 (1.82%) MS Visio
3 44 (0.97%) Microsoft Excel
4 36 (0.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 17 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.066%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.044%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.044%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.022%) Houdini
8 1 (0.022%) Maya
8 1 (0.022%) NUKE
8 1 (0.022%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 21 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
1 21 (0.46%) RMDS
2 15 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 13 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
4 6 (0.13%) Workfront
5 5 (0.11%) OpenText MBPM
5 5 (0.11%) Oracle Retail
5 5 (0.11%) Visualfiles
6 4 (0.088%) Infor CRM
7 3 (0.066%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.066%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.066%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.044%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.044%) Infor M3
9 1 (0.022%) GoldMine
9 1 (0.022%) Sage X3
9 1 (0.022%) SAP Business One
9 1 (0.022%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.022%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 486 (10.67%) Office 365
2 313 (6.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 296 (6.50%) Amazon AWS
4 118 (2.59%) SaaS
5 92 (2.02%) IaaS
6 83 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
7 74 (1.62%) PaaS
8 24 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
8 24 (0.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 21 (0.46%) AWS CloudFormation
10 20 (0.44%) Amazon S3
11 12 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
12 10 (0.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 10 (0.22%) Mimecast
13 9 (0.20%) GitHub
14 8 (0.18%) G Suite
15 7 (0.15%) AWS CloudTrail
15 7 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
16 6 (0.13%) OneDrive
17 5 (0.11%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3810 (83.64%) LAN
2 2124 (46.63%) Firewall
3 1111 (24.39%) VPN
4 1032 (22.66%) TCP/IP
5 970 (21.30%) DNS
6 915 (20.09%) MPLS
7 768 (16.86%) DHCP
8 738 (16.20%) Wireless
9 718 (15.76%) BGP
10 698 (15.32%) OSPF
11 640 (14.05%) Network Security
11 640 (14.05%) VoIP
12 555 (12.18%) SAN
13 526 (11.55%) VLAN
14 483 (10.60%) Cisco ASA
15 393 (8.63%) Internet
16 378 (8.30%) Cisco Nexus
17 374 (8.21%) Wi-Fi
18 299 (6.56%) Ethernet
19 298 (6.54%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 446 (9.79%) SQL Server
2 79 (1.73%) MySQL
3 67 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
4 53 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
5 52 (1.14%) SQL Server 2005
6 39 (0.86%) Hadoop
7 37 (0.81%) Oracle Database
8 31 (0.68%) HBase
9 28 (0.61%) SQL Server 2014
10 25 (0.55%) Oracle Database 11g
11 23 (0.50%) NoSQL
12 21 (0.46%) MongoDB
13 18 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 14 (0.31%) Relational Database
15 12 (0.26%) Data Warehouse
15 12 (0.26%) MariaDB
15 12 (0.26%) Oracle Exadata
15 12 (0.26%) SQL Server 2000
16 11 (0.24%) Amazon RDS
16 11 (0.24%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 35 (0.77%) Git (software)
2 29 (0.64%) JIRA
3 21 (0.46%) Sonatype Nexus
4 13 (0.29%) Subversion
5 11 (0.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 9 (0.20%) Jenkins
7 6 (0.13%) Travis CI
8 5 (0.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 4 (0.088%) Bugzilla
10 2 (0.044%) Rational DOORS
10 2 (0.044%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.044%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.022%) Dreamweaver
11 1 (0.022%) FogBugz
11 1 (0.022%) git-flow
11 1 (0.022%) Grunt
11 1 (0.022%) gulp
11 1 (0.022%) webpack
General
1 670 (14.71%) Finance
2 511 (11.22%) Telecoms
3 158 (3.47%) Retail
4 101 (2.22%) Manufacturing
5 94 (2.06%) Marketing
6 83 (1.82%) Banking
7 63 (1.38%) Legal
8 45 (0.99%) Financial Institution
8 45 (0.99%) Games
9 36 (0.79%) Law
10 35 (0.77%) Back Office
11 34 (0.75%) Advertising
12 30 (0.66%) Investment Banking
13 25 (0.55%) Electronics
14 21 (0.46%) Billing
15 13 (0.29%) Spanish Language
16 12 (0.26%) French Language
17 11 (0.24%) Automotive
18 10 (0.22%) German Language
19 8 (0.18%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1308 (28.72%) Network Engineer
2 576 (12.65%) Analyst
3 509 (11.17%) Support Engineer
4 393 (8.63%) Cisco Engineer
5 389 (8.54%) Senior Network Engineer
6 354 (7.77%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 349 (7.66%) Architect
8 320 (7.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 282 (6.19%) IT Support
10 266 (5.84%) Support Analyst
11 240 (5.27%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 236 (5.18%) IT Engineer
13 214 (4.70%) 2nd Line Support
14 211 (4.63%) Administrator
15 201 (4.41%) Consultant
16 186 (4.08%) 3rd Line Support
17 176 (3.86%) Security Engineer
18 167 (3.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
19 151 (3.32%) Infrastructure Support
20 146 (3.21%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (2.31%) Web Services
2 97 (2.13%) 802.1X
3 77 (1.69%) Middleware
4 50 (1.10%) HTML
5 44 (0.97%) .NET
6 40 (0.88%) LAMP
7 38 (0.83%) XML
8 26 (0.57%) CSS
9 24 (0.53%) XSLT
10 21 (0.46%) Rendezvous
10 21 (0.46%) Ultra Messaging
11 16 (0.35%) REST
12 14 (0.31%) Oracle Fusion
13 13 (0.29%) EDI
14 9 (0.20%) Node.js
14 9 (0.20%) SAX
15 8 (0.18%) MAPI
16 7 (0.15%) JSON
16 7 (0.15%) RabbitMQ
16 7 (0.15%) React
Miscellaneous
1 998 (21.91%) Data Centre
2 254 (5.58%) Analytical Skills
3 193 (4.24%) Driving Licence
4 149 (3.27%) Management Information System
5 143 (3.14%) Computer Science
6 96 (2.11%) Video Conferencing
7 78 (1.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 76 (1.67%) Blackberry
9 71 (1.56%) Public Cloud
10 58 (1.27%) Clustering
11 49 (1.08%) Hybrid Cloud
12 46 (1.01%) Linux Command Line
13 43 (0.94%) Client/Server
14 41 (0.90%) iPad
15 38 (0.83%) Hedge funds
16 37 (0.81%) Replication
17 36 (0.79%) PKI
18 34 (0.75%) NHS
19 33 (0.72%) Enterprise Storage
19 33 (0.72%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1969 (43.23%) Windows
2 1097 (24.08%) Windows Server
3 700 (15.37%) Linux
4 539 (11.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 507 (11.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 445 (9.77%) Windows 7
7 235 (5.16%) Unix
8 231 (5.07%) Windows 10
9 219 (4.81%) Windows Server 2003
10 156 (3.42%) Windows 8
11 95 (2.09%) Solaris
12 87 (1.91%) Windows XP
13 81 (1.78%) Android
14 79 (1.73%) CentOS
15 68 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 60 (1.32%) Mac OS X
17 56 (1.23%) Apple iOS
18 45 (0.99%) Ubuntu
19 23 (0.50%) Debian
20 18 (0.40%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 957 (21.01%) ITIL
2 374 (8.21%) Network Design
3 345 (7.57%) Presales
4 332 (7.29%) Load Balancing
5 279 (6.13%) Network Management
6 257 (5.64%) Project Management
7 253 (5.55%) Disaster Recovery
8 250 (5.49%) Change Management
9 240 (5.27%) Migration
10 225 (4.94%) High Availability
11 217 (4.76%) Network Monitoring
12 209 (4.59%) Service Delivery
12 209 (4.59%) Service Management
13 194 (4.26%) PRINCE2
14 172 (3.78%) Problem Management
15 163 (3.58%) Mentoring
16 158 (3.47%) Change Control
17 154 (3.38%) Agile Software Development
18 148 (3.25%) Continuous Improvement
19 146 (3.21%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 374 (8.21%) SQL
2 202 (4.43%) PowerShell
3 147 (3.23%) Python
4 97 (2.13%) Bash Shell
5 90 (1.98%) Java
6 84 (1.84%) Perl
7 37 (0.81%) C
8 32 (0.70%) JavaScript
9 28 (0.61%) Shell Script
10 24 (0.53%) VBScript
11 23 (0.50%) C#
12 22 (0.48%) VB
13 20 (0.44%) PHP
14 13 (0.29%) T-SQL
15 11 (0.24%) C++
16 10 (0.22%) Lua
17 8 (0.18%) VBA
18 7 (0.15%) COBOL
19 6 (0.13%) Scala
20 5 (0.11%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1582 (34.73%) Cisco Certification
2 1082 (23.75%) CCNP
3 863 (18.95%) CCNA
4 439 (9.64%) Degree
5 385 (8.45%) Microsoft Certification
6 330 (7.24%) CCIE
7 264 (5.80%) MCSE
8 218 (4.79%) Security Cleared
9 186 (4.08%) MCP
10 171 (3.75%) SC Cleared
11 149 (3.27%) MCSA
12 148 (3.25%) ITIL Certification
13 108 (2.37%) CCDP
14 82 (1.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 75 (1.65%) CISSP
16 69 (1.51%) DV Cleared
17 68 (1.49%) MCITP
18 67 (1.47%) CCSE
19 64 (1.41%) CCSA
20 54 (1.19%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 295 (6.48%) SLA
2 121 (2.66%) PCI DSS
3 72 (1.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 35 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 23 (0.50%) QA
6 17 (0.37%) ISO27002
7 11 (0.24%) PMO
8 10 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
9 7 (0.15%) ISO 9001
10 4 (0.088%) GDPR
10 4 (0.088%) PMBOK
11 3 (0.066%) ISO22301
11 3 (0.066%) JSP 440
12 2 (0.044%) COBIT
12 2 (0.044%) Disclosure Scotland
13 1 (0.022%) Data Quality
13 1 (0.022%) GPG13
13 1 (0.022%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 1390 (30.52%) Active Directory
2 959 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 613 (13.46%) Hyper-V
4 172 (3.78%) XenApp
5 131 (2.88%) vSphere
6 108 (2.37%) VMware ESX
7 78 (1.71%) VMware ESXi
8 58 (1.27%) XenServer
9 56 (1.23%) XenDesktop
10 54 (1.19%) Virtual Servers
11 53 (1.16%) Terminal Services
12 49 (1.08%) KVM
13 46 (1.01%) NFS
14 44 (0.97%) Virtual Machines
15 40 (0.88%) Xen
16 39 (0.86%) Oracle RAC
17 37 (0.81%) SRDF
18 34 (0.75%) ProxySG
19 32 (0.70%) VMware Workstation
20 19 (0.42%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 238 (5.23%) SCCM
2 114 (2.50%) Nagios
3 104 (2.28%) Puppet
4 90 (1.98%) Cisco CUCM
5 86 (1.89%) Cisco Prime
6 66 (1.45%) FortiGate
7 65 (1.43%) Ansible
7 65 (1.43%) SCOM
8 64 (1.41%) WSUS
9 59 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
10 41 (0.90%) Backup Exec
11 28 (0.61%) Norton AntiVirus
12 26 (0.57%) AirWatch
13 25 (0.55%) Nessus
14 23 (0.50%) Juniper STRM
15 22 (0.48%) Cisco UCCX
15 22 (0.48%) vCenter Server
16 20 (0.44%) ZABBIX
17 19 (0.42%) Cisco UCCE
17 19 (0.42%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 2541 (55.78%) Cisco
2 1474 (32.36%) Microsoft
3 1400 (30.74%) VMware
4 767 (16.84%) Juniper
5 536 (11.77%) CheckPoint
6 526 (11.55%) Citrix
7 454 (9.97%) F5
8 433 (9.51%) HP
9 353 (7.75%) Palo Alto
10 250 (5.49%) SolarWinds
11 217 (4.76%) NetApp
12 189 (4.15%) Avaya
13 186 (4.08%) Fortinet
14 179 (3.93%) Oracle
15 158 (3.47%) Riverbed
16 133 (2.92%) Dell
17 121 (2.66%) Aruba
18 111 (2.44%) EMC
19 108 (2.37%) Apple
20 98 (2.15%) Mitel
Exeter, Devon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £23000.00 per annum + Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Posted: Yesterday
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: benefits + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: to £75,000 plus bonus
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Somerset
onezeero.
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Pension, Lifestyle Discounts
Posted: Yesterday
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 to 40,000 + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Maxfield Search & Selection
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum Depending on Experience
Posted: Yesterday
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Premier IT
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Bonus,, healthcare, vouchers
Posted: Yesterday
Dundee, Angus
Spring Technology
Posted: Yesterday
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Guaranteed Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Central Employment
Salary: From £15,000 to £18,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Cloud Computing International
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Swansea, West Glamorgan
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Chertsey, Surrey
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Kettering, Northamptonshire
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £42500 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £27000 - £31000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
York, North Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £17000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
IPsoft
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + strong benefits and bonus package
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
QUANTICA
Salary: £27000 - £29000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harris Global
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago