Period
to 28 March 2020

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 28 March 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
UK
6 months to
28 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 118 132 144
Rank change year-on-year +14 +12 -27
Permanent jobs citing WAN 3,181 3,812 4,154
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.68% 2.57% 2.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.82% 17.01% 15.69%
Number of salaries quoted 2,614 3,336 3,571
Median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £43,250 £42,000
% change year-on-year -1.73% +2.98% +5.00%

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 17,852 22,410 26,483
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.03% 15.12% 15.03%
Number of salaries quoted 14,025 17,353 21,184
Median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing WAN as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for WAN in the UK

WAN
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing WAN.

Salary trend for WAN in the UK

WAN
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing WAN over the 6 months to 28 March 2020.

Salary histogram for WAN in the UK

WAN
Top 18 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 28 March 2020. 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 +9 2,927 £45,000 -5.26% 443
UK excluding London +9 2,002 £42,500 -1.73% 367
London +14 1,082 £55,000 +4.76% 101
South East +1 648 £45,000 - 97
North of England -29 394 £41,500 -7.78% 81
Midlands +32 355 £37,850 -10.94% 63
South West +36 227 £41,000 - 57
East of England +11 213 £42,750 +22.14% 44
West Midlands +7 213 £40,000 -7.51% 51
North West -30 184 £40,250 -15.26% 49
Yorkshire -15 167 £45,000 +11.11% 23
East Midlands +51 142 £35,000 -6.67% 11
Work from Home -44 136 £65,000 - 22
Scotland -3 72 £43,750 -30.00% 14
Wales +5 61 £38,500 +0.65% 9
North East -29 43 £33,500 -46.40% 9
Northern Ireland +33 29 £32,000 +39.13% 3
Channel Islands - 4 £25,000 -

For the 6 months to 28 March 2020, 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 2,602 (81.80%) LAN
2 1,556 (48.92%) Cisco
3 1,539 (48.38%) Firewall
4 1,233 (38.76%) Windows
5 1,042 (32.76%) Microsoft
6 950 (29.86%) Cisco Certification
7 912 (28.67%) Active Directory
8 879 (27.63%) Office 365
9 871 (27.38%) VMware
10 765 (24.05%) VPN
11 705 (22.16%) TCP/IP
12 675 (21.22%) DNS
13 673 (21.16%) Azure
14 624 (19.62%) VMware Infrastructure
15 620 (19.49%) Windows Server
16 608 (19.11%) DHCP
17 603 (18.96%) Wireless
18 592 (18.61%) Data Centre
19 586 (18.42%) ITIL
20 580 (18.23%) CCNP
21 503 (15.81%) MPLS
22 475 (14.93%) CCNA
23 461 (14.49%) Network Security
24 454 (14.27%) BGP
25 427 (13.42%) VoIP
26 406 (12.76%) Problem-Solving
27 402 (12.64%) Linux
28 396 (12.45%) Citrix
29 394 (12.39%) Finance
30 387 (12.17%) OSPF

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
1 310 (9.75%) MS Exchange
2 160 (5.03%) SharePoint
3 97 (3.05%) Skype for Business
4 91 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
5 90 (2.83%) IIS
6 64 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2010
7 26 (0.82%) Apache
8 22 (0.69%) CMS
9 21 (0.66%) OpenStack
10 17 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2007
11 9 (0.28%) JBoss
11 9 (0.28%) WebLogic
12 5 (0.16%) WebSphere
13 4 (0.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 3 (0.094%) Tomcat
15 2 (0.063%) Exchange Server 2003
15 2 (0.063%) NetWeaver
15 2 (0.063%) SharePoint 2013
15 2 (0.063%) Sitefinity
15 2 (0.063%) WordPress
Applications
1 337 (10.59%) Microsoft Office
2 92 (2.89%) Microsoft Excel
3 68 (2.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 41 (1.29%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.031%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.031%) Revit
Business Applications
1 17 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
2 16 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.13%) assyst
4 4 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
4 4 (0.13%) Sage CRM
4 4 (0.13%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.094%) Elite 3E
5 3 (0.094%) Exchequer
6 2 (0.063%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.063%) Sage 50
6 2 (0.063%) Shopify
6 2 (0.063%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.031%) Infor CloudSuite
7 1 (0.031%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 879 (27.63%) Office 365
2 673 (21.16%) Azure
3 341 (10.72%) AWS
4 84 (2.64%) SaaS
5 76 (2.39%) Azure Active Directory
6 75 (2.36%) IaaS
7 58 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
7 58 (1.82%) G Suite
8 55 (1.73%) GCP
9 46 (1.45%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 38 (1.19%) OneDrive
10 38 (1.19%) PaaS
11 30 (0.94%) Mimecast
12 17 (0.53%) Cloudflare
12 17 (0.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 15 (0.47%) AWS CloudFormation
14 11 (0.35%) Dynamics 365
15 10 (0.31%) OpenShift
15 10 (0.31%) Power Platform
16 9 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 2,602 (81.80%) LAN
2 1,539 (48.38%) Firewall
3 765 (24.05%) VPN
4 705 (22.16%) TCP/IP
5 675 (21.22%) DNS
6 608 (19.11%) DHCP
7 603 (18.96%) Wireless
8 503 (15.81%) MPLS
9 461 (14.49%) Network Security
10 454 (14.27%) BGP
11 427 (13.42%) VoIP
12 387 (12.17%) OSPF
13 358 (11.25%) VLAN
14 332 (10.44%) SAN
15 324 (10.19%) Cisco ASA
16 322 (10.12%) Wi-Fi
17 318 (10.00%) Internet
18 270 (8.49%) WLAN
19 191 (6.00%) Cisco Nexus
20 180 (5.66%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 162 (5.09%) SQL Server
2 39 (1.23%) MySQL
3 24 (0.75%) Amazon RDS
4 22 (0.69%) Blockchain
5 20 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
6 18 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
7 16 (0.50%) Oracle Database
8 10 (0.31%) Big Data
9 8 (0.25%) Power BI
9 8 (0.25%) SQL Server 2017
10 7 (0.22%) DB2
10 7 (0.22%) NoSQL
11 6 (0.19%) SQL Server 2005
12 5 (0.16%) SQL Server 2014
12 5 (0.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 3 (0.094%) Amazon Aurora
13 3 (0.094%) MongoDB
13 3 (0.094%) Redis
14 2 (0.063%) Azure SQL Database
14 2 (0.063%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 44 (1.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 22 (0.69%) Git (software)
3 12 (0.38%) JIRA
3 12 (0.38%) Subversion
4 7 (0.22%) Jenkins
5 4 (0.13%) Metasploit
5 4 (0.13%) Selenium
6 2 (0.063%) Artifactory
6 2 (0.063%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.063%) Gradle
6 2 (0.063%) MSI
6 2 (0.063%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (0.063%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.063%) WebScarab
7 1 (0.031%) GitLab
7 1 (0.031%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.031%) Zephyr
General
1 394 (12.39%) Finance
2 288 (9.05%) Telecoms
3 151 (4.75%) Retail
4 78 (2.45%) Public Sector
5 67 (2.11%) Law
6 64 (2.01%) Legal
7 61 (1.92%) Banking
8 36 (1.13%) Marketing
9 33 (1.04%) Aerospace
10 28 (0.88%) Manufacturing
11 25 (0.79%) Military
12 22 (0.69%) French Language
13 17 (0.53%) Advertising
13 17 (0.53%) Financial Institution
14 15 (0.47%) Back Office
15 14 (0.44%) Investment Banking
16 12 (0.38%) Front Office
16 12 (0.38%) Japanese Language
17 11 (0.35%) German Language
17 11 (0.35%) Police
Job Titles
1 885 (27.82%) Network Engineer
2 365 (11.47%) Support Engineer
3 334 (10.50%) Analyst
4 288 (9.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 269 (8.46%) IT Support
6 249 (7.83%) Senior Network Engineer
7 228 (7.17%) IT Engineer
8 184 (5.78%) Architect
9 174 (5.47%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 161 (5.06%) Consultant
11 149 (4.68%) 2nd Line Support
12 146 (4.59%) IT Support Engineer
13 137 (4.31%) Support Analyst
14 131 (4.12%) Cisco Engineer
15 126 (3.96%) 3rd Line Support
16 116 (3.65%) Cisco Network Engineer
16 116 (3.65%) IT Manager
17 97 (3.05%) Security Engineer
18 94 (2.96%) 2nd Line Engineer
19 93 (2.92%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (1.89%) LDAP
2 48 (1.51%) 802.1X
3 17 (0.53%) Web Services
4 16 (0.50%) REST
5 15 (0.47%) LAMP
6 9 (0.28%) .NET
6 9 (0.28%) Middleware
7 8 (0.25%) XML
7 8 (0.25%) XMPP
8 7 (0.22%) SOAP
8 7 (0.22%) Software Packaging
9 6 (0.19%) Jinja
10 5 (0.16%) CSS
10 5 (0.16%) Elastic Stack
10 5 (0.16%) HTML
10 5 (0.16%) WebSphere MQ
11 4 (0.13%) ASP.NET
11 4 (0.13%) SAML
11 4 (0.13%) WCF
11 4 (0.13%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 592 (18.61%) Data Centre
2 220 (6.92%) Analytical Skills
3 180 (5.66%) Management Information System
4 150 (4.72%) Self-Motivation
5 119 (3.74%) Video Conferencing
6 87 (2.73%) Driving Licence
6 87 (2.73%) Hybrid Cloud
7 67 (2.11%) Public Cloud
8 52 (1.63%) Clustering
9 48 (1.51%) PKI
10 47 (1.48%) Replication
11 44 (1.38%) Client/Server
12 41 (1.29%) Private Cloud
13 40 (1.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 31 (0.97%) Virtual Team
15 27 (0.85%) iPad
15 27 (0.85%) iPhone
16 25 (0.79%) CCTV
16 25 (0.79%) Enterprise Storage
16 25 (0.79%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 1,233 (38.76%) Windows
2 620 (19.49%) Windows Server
3 402 (12.64%) Linux
4 382 (12.01%) Windows 10
5 276 (8.68%) Windows 7
5 276 (8.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 233 (7.32%) Windows Server 2016
7 151 (4.75%) Windows Server 2008
8 117 (3.68%) Unix
9 78 (2.45%) Android
10 77 (2.42%) Apple iOS
11 69 (2.17%) Windows Server 2019
12 64 (2.01%) Windows 8
13 55 (1.73%) Windows Server 2003
14 38 (1.19%) Ubuntu
15 36 (1.13%) Mac OS X
16 34 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 26 (0.82%) Mac OS
17 26 (0.82%) Solaris
18 24 (0.75%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 586 (18.42%) ITIL
2 406 (12.76%) Problem-Solving
3 376 (11.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 243 (7.64%) Project Management
5 242 (7.61%) Load Balancing
6 237 (7.45%) Network Design
7 234 (7.36%) Project Delivery
8 218 (6.85%) Change Management
9 193 (6.07%) Network Monitoring
10 191 (6.00%) Mentoring
11 183 (5.75%) Service Delivery
12 167 (5.25%) Presales
13 166 (5.22%) Cybersecurity
14 161 (5.06%) Disaster Recovery
15 155 (4.87%) Information Security
16 146 (4.59%) Agile Software Development
17 141 (4.43%) Continuous Improvement
18 137 (4.31%) Incident Management
18 137 (4.31%) Migration
19 116 (3.65%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 248 (7.80%) SQL
2 176 (5.53%) PowerShell
3 135 (4.24%) Python
4 53 (1.67%) Bash Shell
5 41 (1.29%) Perl
6 31 (0.97%) C
7 26 (0.82%) VBScript
8 20 (0.63%) C#
9 18 (0.57%) Shell Script
10 11 (0.35%) Ada
10 11 (0.35%) C++
10 11 (0.35%) PHP
11 9 (0.28%) Java
11 9 (0.28%) JavaScript
12 8 (0.25%) Assembly Language
12 8 (0.25%) VB
13 4 (0.13%) TypeScript
13 4 (0.13%) VBA
14 2 (0.063%) Java 8
14 2 (0.063%) Scala
Qualifications
1 950 (29.86%) Cisco Certification
2 580 (18.23%) CCNP
3 475 (14.93%) CCNA
4 314 (9.87%) Degree
5 264 (8.30%) Microsoft Certification
6 198 (6.22%) CCIE
7 186 (5.85%) MCSE
8 177 (5.56%) Security Cleared
9 136 (4.28%) SC Cleared
10 116 (3.65%) MCSA
11 101 (3.18%) CCDP
12 69 (2.17%) JNCIA
13 66 (2.07%) MCP
14 65 (2.04%) JNCIP
15 49 (1.54%) CISSP
16 48 (1.51%) ITIL Certification
16 48 (1.51%) JNCIS
16 48 (1.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 46 (1.45%) DV Cleared
18 42 (1.32%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 331 (10.41%) SLA
2 125 (3.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 44 (1.38%) PCI DSS
4 37 (1.16%) Cyber Essentials
5 34 (1.07%) GDPR
6 22 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 16 (0.50%) NIST
8 14 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 12 (0.38%) ISO 22301
9 12 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 11 (0.35%) QA
11 9 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 8 (0.25%) NIST 800
13 7 (0.22%) PMO
14 5 (0.16%) ISO 9001
15 3 (0.094%) Data Quality
16 2 (0.063%) ITGC
16 2 (0.063%) NCSC
17 1 (0.031%) COBIT
17 1 (0.031%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 912 (28.67%) Active Directory
2 624 (19.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 335 (10.53%) Hyper-V
4 116 (3.65%) XenApp
5 91 (2.86%) vSphere
6 89 (2.80%) VMware ESXi
7 73 (2.29%) XenDesktop
8 60 (1.89%) Virtual Machines
9 53 (1.67%) Docker
10 47 (1.48%) Terminal Services
11 45 (1.41%) Virtual Servers
11 45 (1.41%) VMware NSX
12 31 (0.97%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 26 (0.82%) NFS
13 26 (0.82%) VMware Workstation
14 24 (0.75%) Firmware
15 21 (0.66%) Virtual Desktop
16 14 (0.44%) KVM
17 10 (0.31%) BitLocker
17 10 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 231 (7.26%) SCCM
2 80 (2.51%) Ansible
3 75 (2.36%) FortiGate
4 71 (2.23%) Puppet
5 57 (1.79%) Cisco Prime
6 55 (1.73%) vCenter Server
7 53 (1.67%) SCOM
8 51 (1.60%) Kubernetes
8 51 (1.60%) WSUS
9 48 (1.51%) Terraform
10 44 (1.38%) Cisco CUCM
11 36 (1.13%) Microsoft Intune
11 36 (1.13%) Single Sign-On
12 35 (1.10%) Backup Exec
13 23 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
14 22 (0.69%) Nagios
14 22 (0.69%) SolarWinds Orion
15 18 (0.57%) XenMobile
16 17 (0.53%) BMC PATROL
16 17 (0.53%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 1,556 (48.92%) Cisco
2 1,042 (32.76%) Microsoft
3 871 (27.38%) VMware
4 396 (12.45%) Citrix
5 365 (11.47%) Juniper
6 312 (9.81%) CheckPoint
6 312 (9.81%) Palo Alto
7 237 (7.45%) Meraki
8 234 (7.36%) HP
9 219 (6.88%) F5
10 190 (5.97%) SolarWinds
11 139 (4.37%) Veeam
12 135 (4.24%) Fortinet
13 91 (2.86%) Aruba
14 90 (2.83%) Avaya
15 88 (2.77%) Dell
16 83 (2.61%) Google
17 69 (2.17%) Apple
18 65 (2.04%) NetApp
19 64 (2.01%) Mitel