Period
to 15 December 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 15 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
UK
6 months to
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 144 133 104
Rank change year-on-year -11 -29 +1
Permanent jobs citing WAN 3,780 4,544 5,419
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.39% 2.53% 2.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.01% 16.45% 17.42%
Number of salaries quoted 3,103 3,831 4,515
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -5.88%

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 23,615 27,629 31,105
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.94% 15.40% 16.79%
Number of salaries quoted 18,506 22,374 25,395
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £26,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
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 15 December 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 15 December 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 -6 3,570 £45,000 - 538
UK excluding London -12 2,399 £42,000 +5.00% 394
London -7 1,306 £52,500 -3.67% 165
South East -16 752 £45,000 +7.14% 109
North of England -16 555 £40,000 - 116
Midlands +29 430 £42,500 +13.33% 58
East of England +19 346 £37,500 -16.67% 43
North West -23 309 £43,000 - 66
West Midlands +29 303 £43,250 +15.33% 36
Yorkshire -11 206 £37,500 - 37
South West -16 191 £42,500 +13.33% 47
East Midlands +30 129 £38,500 +5.48% 22
Scotland -8 96 £50,000 - 11
Wales +5 53 £36,250 -7.64% 9
North East -2 40 £33,750 -3.57% 13
Northern Ireland -6 9 £21,000 -35.38% 1

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 3,149 (83.31%) LAN
2 1,932 (51.11%) Cisco
3 1,888 (49.95%) Firewall
4 1,569 (41.51%) Windows
5 1,242 (32.86%) Microsoft
6 1,201 (31.77%) Active Directory
7 1,186 (31.38%) Cisco Certification
8 1,099 (29.07%) VMware
9 890 (23.54%) VPN
10 883 (23.36%) Windows Server
11 876 (23.17%) TCP/IP
12 872 (23.07%) CCNP
13 855 (22.62%) Data Centre
14 834 (22.06%) ITIL
15 780 (20.63%) Wireless
16 763 (20.19%) VMware Infrastructure
17 684 (18.10%) Office 365
18 652 (17.25%) CheckPoint
19 635 (16.80%) MPLS
20 623 (16.48%) DNS
21 608 (16.08%) Network Security
22 596 (15.77%) Finance
23 588 (15.56%) CCNA
24 569 (15.05%) Microsoft Azure
25 558 (14.76%) BGP
26 515 (13.62%) VoIP
27 511 (13.52%) Citrix
28 509 (13.47%) OSPF
29 496 (13.12%) Problem-Solving
30 481 (12.72%) DHCP

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
1 440 (11.64%) MS Exchange
2 156 (4.13%) SharePoint
3 145 (3.84%) Exchange Server 2010
4 130 (3.44%) Exchange Server 2013
5 115 (3.04%) IIS
5 115 (3.04%) Skype for Business
6 68 (1.80%) Apache
7 67 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2007
8 39 (1.03%) CMS
8 39 (1.03%) Tomcat
9 29 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2003
10 28 (0.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 28 (0.74%) nginx
11 24 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
12 22 (0.58%) IBM Notes
13 19 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
14 18 (0.48%) OpenStack
15 16 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
15 16 (0.42%) JBoss
16 14 (0.37%) Confluence
Applications
1 296 (7.83%) Microsoft Office
2 70 (1.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 70 (1.85%) MS Visio
3 41 (1.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 32 (0.85%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.079%) Acrobat
5 3 (0.079%) SOLIDWORKS
6 1 (0.026%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.026%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.026%) EPLAN
Business Applications
1 19 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
2 14 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.19%) Orchard Housing
4 6 (0.16%) SAP S/4HANA
5 5 (0.13%) JDE OneWorld
5 5 (0.13%) NetSuite
6 4 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.11%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.079%) Elite 3E
7 3 (0.079%) Infor M3
7 3 (0.079%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.053%) Bankmaster
8 2 (0.053%) BASE24
8 2 (0.053%) Lawson
8 2 (0.053%) Sage X3
9 1 (0.026%) Dynamics GP
9 1 (0.026%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.026%) OpenText Process Suite
9 1 (0.026%) Oracle Financials
9 1 (0.026%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 684 (18.10%) Office 365
2 569 (15.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 413 (10.93%) Amazon AWS
4 115 (3.04%) SaaS
5 107 (2.83%) IaaS
6 47 (1.24%) Mimecast
7 45 (1.19%) PaaS
8 43 (1.14%) Google Cloud Platform
9 42 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
10 32 (0.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 24 (0.63%) Azure Active Directory
12 23 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
13 20 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
14 18 (0.48%) Amazon S3
15 17 (0.45%) G Suite
16 13 (0.34%) GitHub
17 12 (0.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 12 (0.32%) CloudFront
18 11 (0.29%) Akamai
19 8 (0.21%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 3,149 (83.31%) LAN
2 1,888 (49.95%) Firewall
3 890 (23.54%) VPN
4 876 (23.17%) TCP/IP
5 780 (20.63%) Wireless
6 635 (16.80%) MPLS
7 623 (16.48%) DNS
8 608 (16.08%) Network Security
9 558 (14.76%) BGP
10 515 (13.62%) VoIP
11 509 (13.47%) OSPF
12 481 (12.72%) DHCP
12 481 (12.72%) Wi-Fi
13 412 (10.90%) SAN
14 405 (10.71%) Cisco ASA
15 401 (10.61%) VLAN
16 361 (9.55%) Cisco Nexus
17 296 (7.83%) WLAN
18 252 (6.67%) Internet
19 251 (6.64%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 283 (7.49%) SQL Server
2 55 (1.46%) MySQL
3 47 (1.24%) SQL Server 2008
4 41 (1.08%) Amazon RDS
5 34 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
6 28 (0.74%) Big Data
7 26 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
8 19 (0.50%) SQL Server 2016
9 16 (0.42%) Oracle Database
10 14 (0.37%) SQL Server 2014
11 12 (0.32%) Relational Database
11 12 (0.32%) SQL Server 2005
11 12 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 10 (0.26%) Crystal Reports
12 10 (0.26%) Hadoop
13 8 (0.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 6 (0.16%) NoSQL
15 5 (0.13%) DB2
15 5 (0.13%) SAP HANA
15 5 (0.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 46 (1.22%) Jenkins
2 43 (1.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 28 (0.74%) JIRA
4 15 (0.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 10 (0.26%) PEAR
6 8 (0.21%) Git (software)
7 6 (0.16%) Visual Studio
8 5 (0.13%) Hudson
8 5 (0.13%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (0.079%) Metasploit
9 3 (0.079%) MSI
10 2 (0.053%) AdminStudio
10 2 (0.053%) InstallShield
10 2 (0.053%) Selenium
10 2 (0.053%) SoapUI
10 2 (0.053%) Subversion
10 2 (0.053%) WiX
11 1 (0.026%) Axure RP
11 1 (0.026%) Bitbucket
11 1 (0.026%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 596 (15.77%) Finance
2 359 (9.50%) Telecoms
3 218 (5.77%) Retail
4 209 (5.53%) Banking
5 75 (1.98%) Law
6 70 (1.85%) Legal
7 63 (1.67%) Marketing
8 59 (1.56%) Investment Banking
9 49 (1.30%) Advertising
10 44 (1.16%) Back Office
11 39 (1.03%) Manufacturing
12 28 (0.74%) Billing
13 26 (0.69%) French Language
14 24 (0.63%) Front Office
15 23 (0.61%) Financial Institution
15 23 (0.61%) Publishing
16 18 (0.48%) German Language
16 18 (0.48%) Italian Language
17 12 (0.32%) Multimedia
18 9 (0.24%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 941 (24.89%) Network Engineer
2 563 (14.89%) Analyst
3 361 (9.55%) Support Engineer
4 349 (9.23%) Architect
5 337 (8.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 232 (6.14%) IT Support
7 225 (5.95%) Cisco Engineer
7 225 (5.95%) Support Analyst
8 197 (5.21%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 194 (5.13%) Senior Network Engineer
10 178 (4.71%) Security Engineer
11 169 (4.47%) IT Engineer
12 165 (4.37%) Consultant
13 153 (4.05%) 2nd Line Support
14 146 (3.86%) Network Architect
15 144 (3.81%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 131 (3.47%) Network Analyst
17 129 (3.41%) Network Manager
18 128 (3.39%) 3rd Line Support
19 126 (3.33%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (1.75%) 802.1X
2 56 (1.48%) Web Services
3 49 (1.30%) Middleware
4 35 (0.93%) XMPP
5 24 (0.63%) HTML
6 23 (0.61%) LDAP
7 18 (0.48%) .NET
7 18 (0.48%) LAMP
8 17 (0.45%) LEMP Stack
9 11 (0.29%) FIX Protocol
9 11 (0.29%) RabbitMQ
10 9 (0.24%) REST
11 8 (0.21%) CSS
11 8 (0.21%) JSON
11 8 (0.21%) SOAP
11 8 (0.21%) Software Packaging
12 7 (0.19%) XML
13 6 (0.16%) Ajax
13 6 (0.16%) ODBC
14 5 (0.13%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 855 (22.62%) Data Centre
2 292 (7.72%) Analytical Skills
3 243 (6.43%) Self-Motivation
4 158 (4.18%) Management Information System
5 127 (3.36%) Video Conferencing
6 125 (3.31%) Driving Licence
7 86 (2.28%) Clustering
8 65 (1.72%) Virtual Team
9 64 (1.69%) Public Cloud
10 58 (1.53%) Replication
11 56 (1.48%) Hybrid Cloud
12 50 (1.32%) Enterprise Storage
13 48 (1.27%) Private Cloud
14 39 (1.03%) NHS
15 37 (0.98%) Fintech
16 36 (0.95%) Blackberry
17 34 (0.90%) Hedge funds
18 33 (0.87%) CMDB
19 30 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
20 28 (0.74%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 1,569 (41.51%) Windows
2 883 (23.36%) Windows Server
3 473 (12.51%) Linux
4 435 (11.51%) Windows Server 2012
5 405 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 371 (9.81%) Windows 10
7 354 (9.37%) Windows 7
8 128 (3.39%) Unix
9 117 (3.10%) Windows Server 2003
10 107 (2.83%) Windows 8
11 84 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 55 (1.46%) CentOS
13 47 (1.24%) Android
14 33 (0.87%) Apple iOS
15 28 (0.74%) Mac OS X
16 27 (0.71%) Mac OS
16 27 (0.71%) Windows XP
17 23 (0.61%) Solaris
18 22 (0.58%) AIX
19 21 (0.56%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 834 (22.06%) ITIL
2 496 (13.12%) Problem-Solving
3 468 (12.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 326 (8.62%) Project Management
5 297 (7.86%) Service Delivery
6 290 (7.67%) Network Management
7 259 (6.85%) Service Management
8 253 (6.69%) Presales
9 248 (6.56%) Network Design
10 240 (6.35%) Disaster Recovery
11 237 (6.27%) Load Balancing
12 236 (6.24%) Information Security
13 235 (6.22%) Mentoring
14 218 (5.77%) Incident Management
15 214 (5.66%) Network Monitoring
16 193 (5.11%) Agile Software Development
17 192 (5.08%) Change Management
18 166 (4.39%) Root Cause Analysis
19 165 (4.37%) Kalman Filter
20 160 (4.23%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 377 (9.97%) SQL
2 247 (6.53%) PowerShell
3 242 (6.40%) Python
4 89 (2.35%) Perl
5 76 (2.01%) Bash Shell
6 67 (1.77%) C
7 39 (1.03%) Shell Script
8 37 (0.98%) PHP
9 35 (0.93%) Java
10 32 (0.85%) Ruby
11 29 (0.77%) T-SQL
12 26 (0.69%) VB
13 23 (0.61%) VBScript
14 19 (0.50%) C#
14 19 (0.50%) Korn
15 14 (0.37%) Bourne shell
16 12 (0.32%) JavaScript
17 11 (0.29%) R
18 9 (0.24%) C++
19 6 (0.16%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1,186 (31.38%) Cisco Certification
2 872 (23.07%) CCNP
3 588 (15.56%) CCNA
4 370 (9.79%) Degree
5 329 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
6 248 (6.56%) CCIE
7 232 (6.14%) MCSE
8 177 (4.68%) Security Cleared
9 148 (3.92%) MCSA
10 124 (3.28%) SC Cleared
11 94 (2.49%) MCP
12 90 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
13 85 (2.25%) CCDP
14 82 (2.17%) CISSP
15 80 (2.12%) Computer Science Degree
16 79 (2.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 72 (1.90%) CCSA
18 60 (1.59%) DV Cleared
19 58 (1.53%) MCITP
20 57 (1.51%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 349 (9.23%) SLA
2 122 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 77 (2.04%) GDPR
3 77 (2.04%) PCI DSS
4 37 (0.98%) PMO
5 34 (0.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 26 (0.69%) Cyber Essentials
7 22 (0.58%) QA
8 21 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 16 (0.42%) SAS 70
10 14 (0.37%) COBIT
11 12 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 9 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 6 (0.16%) ISO 9001
14 5 (0.13%) ISO 22301
15 4 (0.11%) Data Quality
16 3 (0.079%) PMBOK
17 2 (0.053%) Basel III
17 2 (0.053%) ISO/IEC 27005
17 2 (0.053%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1,201 (31.77%) Active Directory
2 763 (20.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 425 (11.24%) Hyper-V
4 105 (2.78%) vSphere
5 98 (2.59%) XenApp
6 92 (2.43%) VMware ESXi
7 85 (2.25%) Virtual Machines
8 69 (1.83%) Terminal Services
9 66 (1.75%) XenDesktop
10 53 (1.40%) Virtual Servers
11 40 (1.06%) VMware NSX
12 34 (0.90%) Firmware
13 32 (0.85%) Docker
14 29 (0.77%) VMware Server
15 18 (0.48%) DFS Replication
15 18 (0.48%) Virtual Desktop
16 16 (0.42%) NFS
17 15 (0.40%) ProxySG
18 11 (0.29%) Xen
19 10 (0.26%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 163 (4.31%) SCCM
2 105 (2.78%) Nagios
3 95 (2.51%) Ansible
3 95 (2.51%) Cisco Prime
4 91 (2.41%) Cisco CUCM
5 70 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
6 65 (1.72%) Puppet
7 58 (1.53%) Stealthwatch
8 56 (1.48%) FortiGate
8 56 (1.48%) SCOM
9 53 (1.40%) Backup Exec
10 47 (1.24%) WSUS
11 44 (1.16%) Terraform
12 38 (1.01%) Cisco LMS
12 38 (1.01%) Opsview
13 30 (0.79%) Cisco UCCX
14 29 (0.77%) Norton AntiVirus
14 29 (0.77%) vCenter Server
15 28 (0.74%) Kubernetes
16 24 (0.63%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 1,932 (51.11%) Cisco
2 1,242 (32.86%) Microsoft
3 1,099 (29.07%) VMware
4 652 (17.25%) CheckPoint
5 511 (13.52%) Citrix
6 435 (11.51%) Juniper
7 318 (8.41%) HP
8 315 (8.33%) F5
9 310 (8.20%) SolarWinds
10 284 (7.51%) Palo Alto
11 185 (4.89%) Meraki
12 180 (4.76%) Fortinet
13 178 (4.71%) Riverbed
14 138 (3.65%) Avaya
15 134 (3.54%) NetApp
16 131 (3.47%) Dell
17 125 (3.31%) Veeam
18 116 (3.07%) Red Hat
19 111 (2.94%) Symantec
20 95 (2.51%) Oracle