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

Wide Area Network (WAN)
UK
6 months to
28 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 117 137 137
Rank change year-on-year +20 0 -24
Permanent jobs citing WAN 3,400 3,739 4,253
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.71% 2.48% 2.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.04% 16.45% 16.27%
Number of salaries quoted 2,677 3,062 3,567
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £75,000 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -

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 18,851 22,728 26,147
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.01% 15.05% 15.19%
Number of salaries quoted 14,831 17,766 21,191
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £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 28 January 2020.

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 28 January 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 +16 3,165 £45,000 - 669
UK excluding London +10 2,111 £40,000 -5.88% 566
London +22 1,188 £52,500 - 144
South East +10 711 £42,500 -5.56% 149
Midlands +41 460 £37,500 -11.97% 107
North of England -33 374 £40,000 -0.50% 148
West Midlands +13 275 £40,000 -7.51% 62
East of England +9 222 £42,500 +18.06% 66
South West +20 200 £41,500 -2.35% 55
East Midlands +63 185 £37,500 -2.60% 45
North West -30 177 £38,750 -10.92% 86
Yorkshire -3 165 £42,500 +8.97% 43
Wales +11 61 £38,500 +4.05% 12
Scotland -16 58 £41,500 -22.01% 25
North East -16 32 £30,000 -9.09% 19
Northern Ireland +27 21 £32,000 +39.13% 4
Channel Islands - 4 £25,000 -

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 2,815 (82.79%) LAN
2 1,641 (48.26%) Cisco
3 1,615 (47.50%) Firewall
4 1,387 (40.79%) Windows
5 1,147 (33.74%) Microsoft
6 1,076 (31.65%) Cisco Certification
7 1,058 (31.12%) Active Directory
8 904 (26.59%) VMware
9 882 (25.94%) Office 365
10 796 (23.41%) VPN
11 774 (22.76%) TCP/IP
12 753 (22.15%) DNS
13 714 (21.00%) Windows Server
14 712 (20.94%) CCNP
15 708 (20.82%) Azure
16 685 (20.15%) ITIL
17 670 (19.71%) DHCP
18 663 (19.50%) Wireless
18 663 (19.50%) VMware Infrastructure
19 637 (18.74%) Data Centre
20 553 (16.26%) MPLS
21 536 (15.76%) Network Security
22 523 (15.38%) CCNA
23 479 (14.09%) Citrix
24 454 (13.35%) Linux
25 437 (12.85%) BGP
26 423 (12.44%) Finance
27 421 (12.38%) OSPF
28 413 (12.15%) Windows 10
29 403 (11.85%) Infrastructure Engineering

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
1 401 (11.79%) MS Exchange
2 187 (5.50%) SharePoint
3 128 (3.76%) Skype for Business
4 98 (2.88%) IIS
5 97 (2.85%) Exchange Server 2013
6 70 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2010
7 28 (0.82%) Apache
7 28 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2007
8 13 (0.38%) OpenStack
9 12 (0.35%) WebSphere
10 10 (0.29%) IBM Notes
11 9 (0.26%) JBoss
12 8 (0.24%) CMS
12 8 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
12 8 (0.24%) WebLogic
13 6 (0.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 6 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
14 4 (0.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 4 (0.12%) IBM Domino
15 3 (0.088%) Tomcat
Applications
1 374 (11.00%) Microsoft Office
2 73 (2.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 62 (1.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 51 (1.50%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.059%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.029%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.029%) Autodesk Inventor
7 1 (0.029%) Revit
Business Applications
1 16 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
2 10 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 4 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.088%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.088%) Elite 3E
5 3 (0.088%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.059%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.029%) Infor CloudSuite
7 1 (0.029%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.029%) Sage X3
7 1 (0.029%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 882 (25.94%) Office 365
2 708 (20.82%) Azure
3 365 (10.74%) AWS
4 98 (2.88%) SaaS
5 94 (2.76%) IaaS
6 64 (1.88%) GCP
7 57 (1.68%) Cloud Computing
8 56 (1.65%) G Suite
9 53 (1.56%) PaaS
10 49 (1.44%) Azure Active Directory
11 43 (1.26%) OneDrive
12 36 (1.06%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 22 (0.65%) Mimecast
14 19 (0.56%) Dynamics 365
15 18 (0.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 17 (0.50%) Power Platform
17 14 (0.41%) PowerApps
18 10 (0.29%) OpenShift
19 9 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
20 7 (0.21%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 2,815 (82.79%) LAN
2 1,615 (47.50%) Firewall
3 796 (23.41%) VPN
4 774 (22.76%) TCP/IP
5 753 (22.15%) DNS
6 670 (19.71%) DHCP
7 663 (19.50%) Wireless
8 553 (16.26%) MPLS
9 536 (15.76%) Network Security
10 437 (12.85%) BGP
11 421 (12.38%) OSPF
12 392 (11.53%) VoIP
13 361 (10.62%) Internet
14 345 (10.15%) Cisco ASA
15 329 (9.68%) VLAN
16 324 (9.53%) SAN
16 324 (9.53%) Wi-Fi
17 306 (9.00%) WLAN
18 219 (6.44%) Cisco Nexus
19 208 (6.12%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 156 (4.59%) SQL Server
2 35 (1.03%) MySQL
3 31 (0.91%) Blockchain
4 27 (0.79%) Amazon RDS
5 18 (0.53%) Oracle Database
6 15 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
7 12 (0.35%) DB2
8 10 (0.29%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (0.18%) NoSQL
9 6 (0.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (0.15%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (0.15%) SQL Server 2005
11 4 (0.12%) Crystal Reports
12 3 (0.088%) Oracle Database 12c
12 3 (0.088%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (0.088%) Power BI
13 2 (0.059%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 2 (0.059%) Relational Database
13 2 (0.059%) SQL Server 2014
13 2 (0.059%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 53 (1.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 27 (0.79%) Git (software)
3 20 (0.59%) Subversion
4 12 (0.35%) Jenkins
5 11 (0.32%) MSI
6 9 (0.26%) JIRA
7 3 (0.088%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.059%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.059%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (0.059%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.029%) Rational DOORS
9 1 (0.029%) Zephyr
General
1 423 (12.44%) Finance
2 334 (9.82%) Telecoms
3 151 (4.44%) Retail
4 95 (2.79%) Public Sector
5 74 (2.18%) Banking
6 61 (1.79%) Legal
7 53 (1.56%) Law
8 44 (1.29%) Aerospace
9 39 (1.15%) Manufacturing
10 35 (1.03%) Marketing
11 28 (0.82%) French Language
12 22 (0.65%) Financial Institution
13 21 (0.62%) Military
14 20 (0.59%) German Language
15 14 (0.41%) Advertising
15 14 (0.41%) Front Office
16 13 (0.38%) Police
17 12 (0.35%) Back Office
18 11 (0.32%) Investment Banking
18 11 (0.32%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 946 (27.82%) Network Engineer
2 411 (12.09%) Support Engineer
3 402 (11.82%) Analyst
4 335 (9.85%) IT Support
5 310 (9.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 283 (8.32%) Senior Network Engineer
7 265 (7.79%) IT Engineer
8 224 (6.59%) Architect
9 188 (5.53%) Consultant
10 177 (5.21%) Support Analyst
11 171 (5.03%) IT Support Engineer
12 165 (4.85%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 158 (4.65%) 2nd Line Support
14 147 (4.32%) Cisco Engineer
15 130 (3.82%) Cisco Network Engineer
16 121 (3.56%) 3rd Line Support
17 116 (3.41%) Security Engineer
18 113 (3.32%) IT Analyst
19 105 (3.09%) IT Manager
20 102 (3.00%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (1.79%) LDAP
2 37 (1.09%) 802.1X
3 29 (0.85%) Web Services
4 21 (0.62%) LAMP
5 16 (0.47%) .NET
6 12 (0.35%) WebSphere MQ
7 11 (0.32%) Middleware
8 10 (0.29%) JSON
8 10 (0.29%) XML
9 9 (0.26%) FIX Protocol
9 9 (0.26%) SOAP
10 8 (0.24%) HTML
11 7 (0.21%) SAML
12 6 (0.18%) COM
12 6 (0.18%) Software Packaging
13 5 (0.15%) Elastic Stack
13 5 (0.15%) Jinja
14 4 (0.12%) CSS
14 4 (0.12%) YAML
15 3 (0.088%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 637 (18.74%) Data Centre
2 229 (6.74%) Analytical Skills
3 202 (5.94%) Management Information System
4 160 (4.71%) Self-Motivation
5 106 (3.12%) Driving Licence
6 105 (3.09%) Video Conferencing
7 78 (2.29%) Hybrid Cloud
8 67 (1.97%) Public Cloud
8 67 (1.97%) Replication
9 66 (1.94%) Clustering
10 50 (1.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 50 (1.47%) Private Cloud
11 44 (1.29%) PKI
12 37 (1.09%) iPhone
13 33 (0.97%) Virtual Team
14 31 (0.91%) Internet of Things
15 30 (0.88%) Client/Server
15 30 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
15 30 (0.88%) Fat Client
15 30 (0.88%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1,387 (40.79%) Windows
2 714 (21.00%) Windows Server
3 454 (13.35%) Linux
4 413 (12.15%) Windows 10
5 319 (9.38%) Windows 7
6 292 (8.59%) Windows Server 2012
7 184 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
8 122 (3.59%) Unix
9 86 (2.53%) Android
10 77 (2.26%) Apple iOS
11 72 (2.12%) Windows 8
12 61 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
13 45 (1.32%) Mac OS X
14 42 (1.24%) Ubuntu
15 37 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 27 (0.79%) CentOS
17 22 (0.65%) Solaris
18 15 (0.44%) Mac OS
19 11 (0.32%) VMS
20 8 (0.24%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 685 (20.15%) ITIL
2 403 (11.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 398 (11.71%) Problem-Solving
4 266 (7.82%) Load Balancing
5 259 (7.62%) Change Management
6 244 (7.18%) Network Design
7 243 (7.15%) Project Management
8 232 (6.82%) Project Delivery
9 212 (6.24%) Mentoring
9 212 (6.24%) Network Monitoring
10 207 (6.09%) Cybersecurity
11 185 (5.44%) Service Delivery
12 181 (5.32%) Information Security
13 175 (5.15%) Presales
14 170 (5.00%) Migration
15 166 (4.88%) Disaster Recovery
16 165 (4.85%) Continuous Improvement
17 163 (4.79%) Agile Software Development
18 154 (4.53%) Network Management
19 138 (4.06%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 247 (7.26%) SQL
2 180 (5.29%) PowerShell
3 102 (3.00%) Python
4 56 (1.65%) Bash Shell
5 31 (0.91%) C
6 29 (0.85%) Perl
7 25 (0.74%) Shell Script
8 24 (0.71%) C#
9 16 (0.47%) VBScript
10 15 (0.44%) Java
11 11 (0.32%) C++
12 8 (0.24%) Ada
12 8 (0.24%) JavaScript
12 8 (0.24%) PHP
13 7 (0.21%) VB.NET
14 6 (0.18%) Assembly Language
15 5 (0.15%) T-SQL
16 2 (0.059%) PL/SQL
16 2 (0.059%) VB
17 1 (0.029%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 1,076 (31.65%) Cisco Certification
2 712 (20.94%) CCNP
3 523 (15.38%) CCNA
4 346 (10.18%) Degree
5 293 (8.62%) Microsoft Certification
6 217 (6.38%) CCIE
7 196 (5.76%) MCSE
8 171 (5.03%) Security Cleared
9 139 (4.09%) MCSA
10 126 (3.71%) SC Cleared
11 125 (3.68%) CCDP
12 89 (2.62%) MCP
13 75 (2.21%) JNCIP
14 68 (2.00%) JNCIA
15 65 (1.91%) CCSA
16 61 (1.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 60 (1.76%) JNCIS
18 59 (1.74%) ITIL Certification
19 52 (1.53%) CISSP
20 43 (1.26%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 310 (9.12%) SLA
2 143 (4.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 63 (1.85%) PCI DSS
4 38 (1.12%) Cyber Essentials
5 31 (0.91%) GDPR
6 30 (0.88%) NIST
7 18 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 17 (0.50%) NIST 800
9 14 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 14 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 11 (0.32%) ISO 22301
10 11 (0.32%) QA
11 7 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 5 (0.15%) ISO 9001
12 5 (0.15%) PMO
13 4 (0.12%) COBIT
14 3 (0.088%) Solvency II
15 2 (0.059%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 2 (0.059%) ITGC
15 2 (0.059%) NCSC
System Software
1 1,058 (31.12%) Active Directory
2 663 (19.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 369 (10.85%) Hyper-V
4 134 (3.94%) XenApp
5 93 (2.74%) VMware ESXi
6 81 (2.38%) vSphere
7 78 (2.29%) XenDesktop
8 65 (1.91%) Virtual Servers
9 49 (1.44%) Terminal Services
9 49 (1.44%) Virtual Machines
10 41 (1.21%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 40 (1.18%) Docker
12 39 (1.15%) VMware NSX
13 31 (0.91%) Firmware
14 27 (0.79%) Virtual Desktop
15 25 (0.74%) NFS
16 21 (0.62%) VMware Workstation
17 11 (0.32%) BitLocker
17 11 (0.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 10 (0.29%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 273 (8.03%) SCCM
2 66 (1.94%) Puppet
3 65 (1.91%) FortiGate
4 64 (1.88%) Microsoft Intune
5 63 (1.85%) SCOM
6 61 (1.79%) Ansible
7 60 (1.76%) WSUS
8 55 (1.62%) Cisco Prime
9 51 (1.50%) vCenter Server
10 44 (1.29%) Backup Exec
11 40 (1.18%) Cisco CUCM
11 40 (1.18%) Nagios
12 34 (1.00%) Terraform
13 31 (0.91%) Kubernetes
14 27 (0.79%) Single Sign-On
15 26 (0.76%) ZABBIX
16 22 (0.65%) AirWatch
16 22 (0.65%) SolarWinds Orion
17 20 (0.59%) Nessus
17 20 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1,641 (48.26%) Cisco
2 1,147 (33.74%) Microsoft
3 904 (26.59%) VMware
4 479 (14.09%) Citrix
5 371 (10.91%) Juniper
6 338 (9.94%) CheckPoint
7 313 (9.21%) Palo Alto
8 241 (7.09%) F5
9 238 (7.00%) Meraki
10 235 (6.91%) HP
11 221 (6.50%) SolarWinds
12 155 (4.56%) Fortinet
13 140 (4.12%) Veeam
14 100 (2.94%) Dell
15 89 (2.62%) Aruba
16 88 (2.59%) Mitel
17 87 (2.56%) Avaya
18 81 (2.38%) Red Hat
19 76 (2.24%) Google
20 72 (2.12%) Oracle