Period
to 23 June 2018

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 23 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
UK
6 months to
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 139 121 103
Rank change year-on-year -18 -18 -4
Permanent jobs citing WAN 4,149 4,551 5,801
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.39% 2.63% 2.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.76% 16.46% 17.06%
Number of salaries quoted 3,431 3,815 4,997
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £25,125
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,364 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% -3.61% +1.22%

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 26,334 27,650 34,006
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.15% 15.98% 16.92%
Number of salaries quoted 20,918 22,542 28,201
UK median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.22% - -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,500 £25,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £71,000
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 23 June 2018.

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 23 June 2018. 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 -23 3,892 £45,000 - 449
UK excluding London -10 2,598 £42,500 +6.25% 327
London -28 1,444 £52,500 - 136
South East -7 849 £47,500 +18.75% 89
North of England +2 608 £39,000 +4.00% 92
Midlands -1 487 £40,000 -5.88% 63
North West -20 324 £40,000 +1.91% 69
West Midlands -4 318 £40,000 -5.88% 34
East of England -32 295 £45,000 -4.86% 50
South West -11 239 £38,000 +16.92% 19
Yorkshire +18 235 £38,000 +8.57% 18
East Midlands +9 171 £40,000 -7.51% 29
Scotland -32 94 £42,500 -5.56% 5
Wales +24 53 £42,500 +25.00% 7
North East +19 49 £35,000 -4.11% 5
Northern Ireland +5 12 £21,000 -26.96% 2

For the 6 months to 23 June 2018, 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 3,354 (80.84%) LAN
2 2,223 (53.58%) Cisco
3 1,871 (45.10%) Firewall
4 1,742 (41.99%) Windows
5 1,437 (34.63%) VMware
6 1,419 (34.20%) Microsoft
7 1,347 (32.47%) Cisco Certification
8 1,303 (31.41%) Active Directory
9 1,069 (25.77%) ITIL
10 1,058 (25.50%) VPN
11 1,024 (24.68%) Windows Server
12 1,010 (24.34%) Data Centre
13 975 (23.50%) VMware Infrastructure
14 972 (23.43%) CCNP
15 812 (19.57%) Wireless
16 809 (19.50%) TCP/IP
17 793 (19.11%) DNS
18 771 (18.58%) MPLS
19 767 (18.49%) Office 365
20 764 (18.41%) CCNA
21 705 (16.99%) Finance
22 702 (16.92%) Citrix
23 661 (15.93%) MS Exchange
24 625 (15.06%) Microsoft Azure
25 620 (14.94%) Network Security
26 619 (14.92%) CheckPoint
27 590 (14.22%) VoIP
28 570 (13.74%) Windows Server 2008
29 567 (13.67%) DHCP
30 530 (12.77%) Hyper-V

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
1 661 (15.93%) MS Exchange
2 212 (5.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 174 (4.19%) SharePoint
4 165 (3.98%) Exchange Server 2013
5 161 (3.88%) Skype for Business
6 115 (2.77%) IIS
7 84 (2.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 78 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2007
9 41 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2003
10 35 (0.84%) Apache
11 29 (0.70%) IBM Notes
11 29 (0.70%) WebSphere
12 20 (0.48%) CMS
12 20 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
13 19 (0.46%) OpenStack
14 18 (0.43%) WebLogic
15 17 (0.41%) Oracle Service Bus
16 14 (0.34%) WordPress
17 13 (0.31%) Tomcat
18 12 (0.29%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 484 (11.67%) Microsoft Office
2 76 (1.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 57 (1.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 53 (1.28%) MS Visio
5 21 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.072%) AutoCAD
6 3 (0.072%) SOLIDWORKS
7 1 (0.024%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.024%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.024%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.024%) LibreOffice
7 1 (0.024%) Mozilla Thunderbird
7 1 (0.024%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 22 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
2 15 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.22%) Elite 3E
4 7 (0.17%) Cognos TM1
5 4 (0.096%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.096%) Workfront
6 3 (0.072%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.048%) Carpe Diem
7 2 (0.048%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.048%) Orchard Housing
7 2 (0.048%) Pegasus Opera
7 2 (0.048%) Visualfiles
8 1 (0.024%) assyst
8 1 (0.024%) Primavera
8 1 (0.024%) Raiser's Edge
8 1 (0.024%) Sage 50
8 1 (0.024%) Sage X3
8 1 (0.024%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.024%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.024%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 767 (18.49%) Office 365
2 625 (15.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 456 (10.99%) Amazon AWS
4 131 (3.16%) IaaS
5 113 (2.72%) SaaS
6 96 (2.31%) Cloud Computing
7 82 (1.98%) PaaS
8 40 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
9 38 (0.92%) Mimecast
10 36 (0.87%) IBM Cloud
11 32 (0.77%) G Suite
12 30 (0.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 26 (0.63%) Azure Active Directory
14 25 (0.60%) Akamai
15 23 (0.55%) Amazon S3
16 19 (0.46%) AWS CloudFormation
17 17 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
18 15 (0.36%) OneDrive
19 13 (0.31%) AWS CloudTrail
19 13 (0.31%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3,354 (80.84%) LAN
2 1,871 (45.10%) Firewall
3 1,058 (25.50%) VPN
4 812 (19.57%) Wireless
5 809 (19.50%) TCP/IP
6 793 (19.11%) DNS
7 771 (18.58%) MPLS
8 620 (14.94%) Network Security
9 590 (14.22%) VoIP
10 567 (13.67%) DHCP
11 519 (12.51%) VLAN
12 514 (12.39%) Cisco ASA
13 494 (11.91%) SAN
14 491 (11.83%) OSPF
15 489 (11.79%) BGP
16 434 (10.46%) WLAN
17 406 (9.79%) Cisco Nexus
18 397 (9.57%) Wi-Fi
19 272 (6.56%) Cisco IOS
20 249 (6.00%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 402 (9.69%) SQL Server
2 68 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 63 (1.52%) MySQL
4 42 (1.01%) Big Data
5 38 (0.92%) SQL Server 2005
6 35 (0.84%) SQL Server 2014
7 30 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
8 25 (0.60%) Relational Database
9 22 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
10 20 (0.48%) Amazon RDS
11 16 (0.39%) Oracle Database
12 15 (0.36%) Apache Cassandra
12 15 (0.36%) MongoDB
12 15 (0.36%) NoSQL
13 14 (0.34%) Hadoop
14 10 (0.24%) PostgreSQL
14 10 (0.24%) SQL Server 2016
15 8 (0.19%) Amazon Redshift
16 7 (0.17%) Blockchain
16 7 (0.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 55 (1.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 46 (1.11%) Git (software)
3 38 (0.92%) Sonatype Nexus
4 33 (0.80%) Jenkins
5 27 (0.65%) Subversion
6 16 (0.39%) Selenium
7 15 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
7 15 (0.36%) TeamCity
8 13 (0.31%) JIRA
9 9 (0.22%) Artifactory
9 9 (0.22%) Cucumber
9 9 (0.22%) InstallShield
10 8 (0.19%) Ranorex
11 7 (0.17%) JMeter
11 7 (0.17%) Maven
11 7 (0.17%) NUnit
11 7 (0.17%) SpecFlow
11 7 (0.17%) Visual Studio Team System
12 6 (0.14%) Vagrant
13 3 (0.072%) Metasploit
General
1 705 (16.99%) Finance
2 321 (7.74%) Telecoms
3 248 (5.98%) Retail
4 164 (3.95%) Banking
5 81 (1.95%) Advertising
6 79 (1.90%) Legal
7 74 (1.78%) Marketing
8 70 (1.69%) Manufacturing
9 65 (1.57%) Law
10 62 (1.49%) Financial Institution
11 52 (1.25%) Investment Banking
12 35 (0.84%) Back Office
12 35 (0.84%) Publishing
13 25 (0.60%) Front Office
14 23 (0.55%) Multimedia
15 17 (0.41%) Billing
16 16 (0.39%) Automotive
17 15 (0.36%) Games
18 14 (0.34%) Electronics
19 9 (0.22%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 969 (23.36%) Network Engineer
2 534 (12.87%) Analyst
3 441 (10.63%) Support Engineer
4 428 (10.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 397 (9.57%) Architect
6 260 (6.27%) Senior Network Engineer
7 251 (6.05%) IT Support
8 246 (5.93%) Cisco Engineer
9 233 (5.62%) Support Analyst
10 186 (4.48%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 181 (4.36%) Security Engineer
12 173 (4.17%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 166 (4.00%) IT Engineer
14 162 (3.90%) Solutions Architect
15 156 (3.76%) 2nd Line Support
16 147 (3.54%) Network Security Engineer
17 141 (3.40%) Infrastructure Manager
17 141 (3.40%) Network Architect
18 134 (3.23%) Network Analyst
19 132 (3.18%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (1.95%) Web Services
2 70 (1.69%) Middleware
3 68 (1.64%) 802.1X
4 47 (1.13%) .NET
5 33 (0.80%) HTML
6 29 (0.70%) XML
7 27 (0.65%) LAMP
8 26 (0.63%) FIX Protocol
8 26 (0.63%) JSON
9 25 (0.60%) LDAP
10 22 (0.53%) WebSphere MQ
11 18 (0.43%) CSS
12 16 (0.39%) WSH
13 12 (0.29%) COM
13 12 (0.29%) Flash
14 11 (0.27%) RESTful
14 11 (0.27%) Software Packaging
15 10 (0.24%) React
16 9 (0.22%) ASP.NET
16 9 (0.22%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 1,010 (24.34%) Data Centre
2 337 (8.12%) Analytical Skills
3 177 (4.27%) Computer Science
4 155 (3.74%) Management Information System
5 145 (3.49%) Driving Licence
6 137 (3.30%) Self-Motivation
7 99 (2.39%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 93 (2.24%) Blackberry
9 87 (2.10%) Public Cloud
9 87 (2.10%) Video Conferencing
10 86 (2.07%) Hedge funds
11 84 (2.02%) Clustering
12 80 (1.93%) Cyberthreat
13 72 (1.74%) Private Cloud
14 53 (1.28%) Virtual Team
15 51 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
16 47 (1.13%) Replication
17 42 (1.01%) Fat Client
17 42 (1.01%) NHS
17 42 (1.01%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1,742 (41.99%) Windows
2 1,024 (24.68%) Windows Server
3 570 (13.74%) Windows Server 2008
4 509 (12.27%) Linux
5 496 (11.95%) Windows Server 2012
6 389 (9.38%) Windows 7
7 307 (7.40%) Windows 10
8 156 (3.76%) Windows Server 2003
9 146 (3.52%) Unix
10 120 (2.89%) Windows 8
11 68 (1.64%) Android
12 51 (1.23%) Mac OS X
13 41 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 41 (0.99%) Windows XP
14 34 (0.82%) Solaris
15 32 (0.77%) CentOS
16 30 (0.72%) Apple iOS
17 23 (0.55%) AIX
18 17 (0.41%) Ubuntu
18 17 (0.41%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,069 (25.77%) ITIL
2 437 (10.53%) Problem-Solving
3 401 (9.66%) Project Management
4 342 (8.24%) Load Balancing
5 289 (6.97%) Disaster Recovery
6 287 (6.92%) Network Management
7 279 (6.72%) Presales
8 263 (6.34%) Service Delivery
9 253 (6.10%) Service Management
10 246 (5.93%) Incident Management
11 236 (5.69%) Network Design
12 221 (5.33%) Migration
13 212 (5.11%) Agile Software Development
14 203 (4.89%) PRINCE2
15 195 (4.70%) Kalman Filter
16 179 (4.31%) Network Architecture
17 177 (4.27%) Network Monitoring
18 176 (4.24%) Information Security
19 170 (4.10%) Root Cause Analysis
20 168 (4.05%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 384 (9.26%) PowerShell
2 375 (9.04%) SQL
3 239 (5.76%) Python
4 76 (1.83%) Bash Shell
5 55 (1.33%) C
6 45 (1.08%) PHP
7 39 (0.94%) Perl
7 39 (0.94%) Shell Script
8 33 (0.80%) Java
9 31 (0.75%) T-SQL
10 28 (0.67%) VBScript
11 24 (0.58%) C#
11 24 (0.58%) Ruby
12 21 (0.51%) VB
13 15 (0.36%) JavaScript
14 6 (0.14%) Lua
15 4 (0.096%) Go
16 2 (0.048%) C++
16 2 (0.048%) VBA
17 1 (0.024%) AWK
Qualifications
1 1,347 (32.47%) Cisco Certification
2 972 (23.43%) CCNP
3 764 (18.41%) CCNA
4 428 (10.32%) Microsoft Certification
5 412 (9.93%) Degree
6 258 (6.22%) MCSE
7 245 (5.91%) CCIE
8 188 (4.53%) Security Cleared
9 176 (4.24%) CCDP
10 163 (3.93%) MCSA
11 138 (3.33%) SC Cleared
12 132 (3.18%) MCP
13 117 (2.82%) CISSP
14 111 (2.68%) ITIL Certification
15 95 (2.29%) Computer Science Degree
16 92 (2.22%) MCITP
17 84 (2.02%) DV Cleared
18 48 (1.16%) JNCIP
19 46 (1.11%) CISM
20 42 (1.01%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 414 (9.98%) SLA
2 150 (3.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 92 (2.22%) PCI DSS
4 59 (1.42%) GDPR
5 54 (1.30%) Cyber Essentials
6 46 (1.11%) PMO
7 35 (0.84%) COBIT
8 28 (0.67%) QA
9 16 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 12 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 11 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 8 (0.19%) ISO 9001
13 6 (0.14%) ISO 14001
14 5 (0.12%) HIPAA
14 5 (0.12%) ISO 22301
15 4 (0.096%) Data Quality
16 3 (0.072%) NIST 800
17 2 (0.048%) ISAE 3402
17 2 (0.048%) ISO 31000
17 2 (0.048%) PMBOK
System Software
1 1,303 (31.41%) Active Directory
2 975 (23.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 530 (12.77%) Hyper-V
4 209 (5.04%) VMware ESXi
5 171 (4.12%) XenApp
6 128 (3.09%) vSphere
7 109 (2.63%) XenDesktop
8 85 (2.05%) VMware NSX
9 56 (1.35%) XenServer
10 53 (1.28%) Firmware
10 53 (1.28%) Terminal Services
11 47 (1.13%) Virtual Machines
12 44 (1.06%) Virtual Servers
13 42 (1.01%) Virtual Desktop
14 35 (0.84%) Docker
15 32 (0.77%) VMware Server
16 23 (0.55%) NFS
17 21 (0.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 18 (0.43%) MetaFrame
18 18 (0.43%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 172 (4.15%) SCCM
2 140 (3.37%) Cisco Prime
3 106 (2.55%) Nagios
4 102 (2.46%) Puppet
5 98 (2.36%) Cisco CUCM
6 83 (2.00%) Backup Exec
7 73 (1.76%) FortiGate
8 70 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
9 68 (1.64%) SCOM
10 61 (1.47%) vCenter Server
11 57 (1.37%) Ansible
12 55 (1.33%) AirWatch
13 53 (1.28%) WSUS
14 50 (1.21%) Cisco LMS
14 50 (1.21%) Opsview
15 47 (1.13%) Norton AntiVirus
16 45 (1.08%) Nessus
17 43 (1.04%) Terraform
18 42 (1.01%) QRadar
19 38 (0.92%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 2,223 (53.58%) Cisco
2 1,437 (34.63%) VMware
3 1,419 (34.20%) Microsoft
4 702 (16.92%) Citrix
5 619 (14.92%) CheckPoint
6 510 (12.29%) Juniper
7 491 (11.83%) HP
8 459 (11.06%) F5
9 325 (7.83%) SolarWinds
10 252 (6.07%) Palo Alto
11 237 (5.71%) Meraki
12 231 (5.57%) Fortinet
13 180 (4.34%) NetApp
14 170 (4.10%) Oracle
15 142 (3.42%) Riverbed
16 134 (3.23%) Blue Coat
17 132 (3.18%) Dell
18 131 (3.16%) Avaya
19 114 (2.75%) Aruba
20 112 (2.70%) Forcepoint