Period
to 18 August 2017

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 18 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
UK
6 months to
18 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 120 108 94
Rank change year-on-year -12 -14 +37
Permanent jobs citing WAN 4714 5577 6737
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.66% 2.82% 3.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.70% 16.74% 17.86%
Number of salaries quoted 4010 4780 5778
UK median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% -3.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £71,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year - -4.76% +10.53%

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 28229 33319 37723
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 15.95% 16.86% 17.36%
Number of salaries quoted 22890 27620 30667
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £71,250 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 18 August 2017.

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 18 August 2017. 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 -14 4480 £45,000 +2.27% 273
UK excluding London -23 2868 £40,000 - 204
London +8 1775 £54,500 +2.83% 78
South East -34 872 £40,000 -11.11% 49
North of England +19 718 £40,000 +3.90% 57
Midlands -28 451 £42,500 +6.25% 36
North West +38 434 £42,500 +13.33% 40
East of England +4 411 £47,500 +18.75% 37
West Midlands -24 311 £42,500 +10.10% 31
Yorkshire +4 269 £37,500 -6.25% 16
South West -42 257 £36,150 +3.29% 16
East Midlands -23 141 £41,000 -3.53% 5
Scotland +4 112 £50,000 +33.33% 9
Wales -13 42 £37,000 -12.94%
Northern Ireland -1 15 £30,000 -21.05%
North East -13 15 £36,500 +6.57% 1
Isle of Man - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 3835 (81.35%) LAN
2 2472 (52.44%) Cisco
3 2321 (49.24%) Firewall
4 2064 (43.78%) Windows
5 1660 (35.21%) Microsoft
6 1548 (32.84%) Cisco Certification
7 1510 (32.03%) Active Directory
8 1490 (31.61%) VMware
9 1351 (28.66%) VPN
10 1222 (25.92%) Windows Server
11 1101 (23.36%) TCP/IP
12 1079 (22.89%) ITIL
13 1020 (21.64%) VMware Infrastructure
14 1016 (21.55%) DNS
15 994 (21.09%) CCNP
16 993 (21.06%) MPLS
17 918 (19.47%) Data Centre
18 888 (18.84%) CCNA
19 864 (18.33%) DHCP
20 817 (17.33%) Juniper
21 804 (17.06%) MS Exchange
22 773 (16.40%) Wireless
23 726 (15.40%) Linux
24 725 (15.38%) BGP
25 710 (15.06%) Finance
26 705 (14.96%) VoIP
27 655 (13.89%) CheckPoint
28 641 (13.60%) OSPF
29 639 (13.56%) Network Security
30 638 (13.53%) Office 365

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
1 804 (17.06%) MS Exchange
2 335 (7.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 215 (4.56%) SharePoint
4 180 (3.82%) Exchange Server 2013
5 164 (3.48%) Skype for Business
6 144 (3.05%) IIS
7 114 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2007
8 82 (1.74%) Tomcat
9 72 (1.53%) Apache
10 61 (1.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 48 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2003
12 40 (0.85%) CMS
13 35 (0.74%) WebLogic
14 22 (0.47%) JBoss
15 21 (0.45%) Confluence
16 16 (0.34%) IBM Notes
17 14 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
18 13 (0.28%) IBM Domino
19 11 (0.23%) OpenStack
19 11 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 450 (9.55%) Microsoft Office
2 69 (1.46%) MS Visio
3 52 (1.10%) Microsoft Project
4 49 (1.04%) Microsoft Excel
5 39 (0.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (0.11%) Houdini
6 5 (0.11%) Maya
6 5 (0.11%) NUKE
6 5 (0.11%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.064%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.042%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.021%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 25 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.11%) Oracle Retail
4 4 (0.085%) Markit EDM
4 4 (0.085%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.085%) Workfront
5 3 (0.064%) Maximo
6 2 (0.042%) Infor M3
6 2 (0.042%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.021%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.021%) Magento
7 1 (0.021%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.021%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.021%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.021%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 638 (13.53%) Office 365
2 480 (10.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 397 (8.42%) Amazon AWS
4 164 (3.48%) IaaS
5 147 (3.12%) PaaS
6 127 (2.69%) SaaS
7 64 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
8 48 (1.02%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 41 (0.87%) Azure Active Directory
10 21 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
11 17 (0.36%) Amazon S3
12 16 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
13 15 (0.32%) Amazon SQS
13 15 (0.32%) Mimecast
14 12 (0.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 11 (0.23%) AWS CloudTrail
16 10 (0.21%) Amazon Glacier
17 9 (0.19%) OneDrive
18 8 (0.17%) GitHub
19 7 (0.15%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 3835 (81.35%) LAN
2 2321 (49.24%) Firewall
3 1351 (28.66%) VPN
4 1101 (23.36%) TCP/IP
5 1016 (21.55%) DNS
6 993 (21.06%) MPLS
7 864 (18.33%) DHCP
8 773 (16.40%) Wireless
9 725 (15.38%) BGP
10 705 (14.96%) VoIP
11 641 (13.60%) OSPF
12 639 (13.56%) Network Security
13 587 (12.45%) SAN
14 571 (12.11%) Cisco ASA
15 547 (11.60%) VLAN
16 414 (8.78%) Internet
17 411 (8.72%) Wi-Fi
18 386 (8.19%) Cisco Nexus
19 320 (6.79%) Cisco IOS
20 317 (6.72%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 412 (8.74%) SQL Server
2 92 (1.95%) MySQL
3 87 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
4 67 (1.42%) SQL Server 2005
5 53 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
6 31 (0.66%) Oracle Database
7 24 (0.51%) MongoDB
8 20 (0.42%) Amazon RDS
8 20 (0.42%) MariaDB
8 20 (0.42%) Oracle Database 11g
9 18 (0.38%) SQL Server 2014
10 17 (0.36%) NoSQL
10 17 (0.36%) Oracle Exadata
11 14 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 13 (0.28%) Oracle ODI
13 12 (0.25%) SQL Server 2000
14 11 (0.23%) Crystal Reports
15 10 (0.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 8 (0.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 8 (0.17%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 41 (0.87%) Git (software)
2 28 (0.59%) JIRA
2 28 (0.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 16 (0.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 15 (0.32%) Octopus Deploy
5 14 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
6 13 (0.28%) Sonatype Nexus
7 10 (0.21%) Jenkins
8 9 (0.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 7 (0.15%) Travis CI
10 5 (0.11%) Metasploit
10 5 (0.11%) Visual Studio
11 4 (0.085%) Subversion
12 3 (0.064%) JMeter
12 3 (0.064%) LoadRunner
13 2 (0.042%) Liquibase
13 2 (0.042%) Vagrant
14 1 (0.021%) Dreamweaver
14 1 (0.021%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 710 (15.06%) Finance
2 469 (9.95%) Telecoms
3 148 (3.14%) Retail
4 112 (2.38%) Banking
5 108 (2.29%) Marketing
6 103 (2.18%) Manufacturing
7 81 (1.72%) Law
8 68 (1.44%) Games
9 62 (1.32%) Legal
10 61 (1.29%) Financial Institution
11 49 (1.04%) Advertising
12 48 (1.02%) Back Office
13 38 (0.81%) Electronics
14 24 (0.51%) Investment Banking
15 20 (0.42%) Military
16 16 (0.34%) Automotive
16 16 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
17 12 (0.25%) German Language
18 11 (0.23%) Spanish Language
19 10 (0.21%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1218 (25.84%) Network Engineer
2 666 (14.13%) Analyst
3 533 (11.31%) Support Engineer
4 389 (8.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 353 (7.49%) Architect
6 349 (7.40%) Cisco Engineer
7 328 (6.96%) Senior Network Engineer
8 322 (6.83%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 286 (6.07%) Support Analyst
10 279 (5.92%) IT Support
11 238 (5.05%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 232 (4.92%) IT Engineer
13 230 (4.88%) Consultant
14 217 (4.60%) Administrator
15 207 (4.39%) 3rd Line Support
16 200 (4.24%) 2nd Line Support
17 191 (4.05%) Security Engineer
18 178 (3.78%) Network Analyst
19 172 (3.65%) Network Architect
20 169 (3.59%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (2.16%) Web Services
2 94 (1.99%) 802.1X
3 53 (1.12%) Middleware
4 48 (1.02%) .NET
5 43 (0.91%) LAMP
5 43 (0.91%) XML
6 36 (0.76%) HTML
7 35 (0.74%) CSS
8 33 (0.70%) XMPP
9 29 (0.62%) JSON
10 25 (0.53%) REST
11 20 (0.42%) SAML
12 19 (0.40%) Oracle Fusion
13 18 (0.38%) FIX Protocol
14 14 (0.30%) Node.js
15 13 (0.28%) Software Packaging
16 11 (0.23%) EDI
16 11 (0.23%) ODBC
16 11 (0.23%) POSIX
17 10 (0.21%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 918 (19.47%) Data Centre
2 322 (6.83%) Analytical Skills
3 206 (4.37%) Management Information System
4 159 (3.37%) Driving Licence
5 144 (3.05%) Computer Science
6 105 (2.23%) Clustering
7 89 (1.89%) Video Conferencing
8 76 (1.61%) Blackberry
9 73 (1.55%) Replication
10 68 (1.44%) PKI
11 57 (1.21%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 54 (1.15%) Hedge funds
13 49 (1.04%) Public Cloud
14 46 (0.98%) iPad
15 45 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
16 41 (0.87%) Fintech
17 40 (0.85%) Fat Client
17 40 (0.85%) Thin Client
18 34 (0.72%) Enterprise Storage
19 33 (0.70%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 2064 (43.78%) Windows
2 1222 (25.92%) Windows Server
3 726 (15.40%) Linux
4 623 (13.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 545 (11.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 491 (10.42%) Windows 7
7 286 (6.07%) Windows 10
8 274 (5.81%) Windows Server 2003
9 220 (4.67%) Unix
10 139 (2.95%) Windows 8
11 118 (2.50%) Windows XP
12 108 (2.29%) CentOS
13 92 (1.95%) Android
14 78 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 53 (1.12%) Apple iOS
16 52 (1.10%) Mac OS X
17 51 (1.08%) Ubuntu
18 39 (0.83%) Debian
19 36 (0.76%) Solaris
20 29 (0.62%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1079 (22.89%) ITIL
2 423 (8.97%) Load Balancing
3 365 (7.74%) Project Management
4 344 (7.30%) Network Design
5 339 (7.19%) Presales
6 317 (6.72%) Change Management
7 288 (6.11%) Network Management
8 257 (5.45%) Network Monitoring
9 245 (5.20%) Disaster Recovery
10 243 (5.15%) Service Delivery
11 242 (5.13%) PRINCE2
12 225 (4.77%) High Availability
13 224 (4.75%) Service Management
14 223 (4.73%) Information Security
15 211 (4.48%) Migration
16 201 (4.26%) Incident Management
17 195 (4.14%) Mentoring
18 176 (3.73%) Problem Management
19 172 (3.65%) Root Cause Analysis
20 162 (3.44%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 401 (8.51%) SQL
2 296 (6.28%) PowerShell
3 234 (4.96%) Python
4 139 (2.95%) Bash Shell
5 114 (2.42%) Perl
6 101 (2.14%) Java
7 70 (1.48%) C
8 37 (0.78%) Shell Script
8 37 (0.78%) VBScript
9 28 (0.59%) Ruby
10 20 (0.42%) VB
11 19 (0.40%) C#
11 19 (0.40%) T-SQL
12 18 (0.38%) C++
13 16 (0.34%) JavaScript
13 16 (0.34%) PHP
14 12 (0.25%) R
15 8 (0.17%) Tcl
16 7 (0.15%) Korn
16 7 (0.15%) Lua
Qualifications
1 1548 (32.84%) Cisco Certification
2 994 (21.09%) CCNP
3 888 (18.84%) CCNA
4 472 (10.01%) Microsoft Certification
5 468 (9.93%) Degree
6 364 (7.72%) CCIE
7 340 (7.21%) MCSE
8 234 (4.96%) Security Cleared
9 231 (4.90%) MCP
10 217 (4.60%) MCSA
11 186 (3.95%) SC Cleared
12 137 (2.91%) ITIL Certification
13 121 (2.57%) MCITP
14 113 (2.40%) CISSP
15 105 (2.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 103 (2.18%) CCDP
17 89 (1.89%) CCSA
18 80 (1.70%) JNCIP
19 78 (1.65%) CCSE
20 76 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 353 (7.49%) SLA
2 133 (2.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 128 (2.72%) PCI DSS
4 38 (0.81%) Cyber Essentials
5 30 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 29 (0.62%) PMO
7 18 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 14 (0.30%) QA
9 13 (0.28%) ISO 9001
9 13 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 11 (0.23%) GDPR
11 9 (0.19%) COBIT
12 7 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 4 (0.085%) Data Quality
13 4 (0.085%) ISO 22301
14 2 (0.042%) HIPAA
14 2 (0.042%) NIST 800
14 2 (0.042%) PMBOK
System Software
1 1510 (32.03%) Active Directory
2 1020 (21.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 613 (13.00%) Hyper-V
4 192 (4.07%) vSphere
5 184 (3.90%) XenApp
6 177 (3.75%) VMware ESXi
7 109 (2.31%) Terminal Services
8 69 (1.46%) Virtual Machines
9 64 (1.36%) Virtual Servers
10 49 (1.04%) XenDesktop
11 47 (1.00%) XenServer
12 42 (0.89%) VMware Workstation
13 35 (0.74%) Docker
14 33 (0.70%) KVM
14 33 (0.70%) ProxySG
15 21 (0.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 18 (0.38%) Firmware
17 16 (0.34%) OpenSIPS
18 15 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
19 14 (0.30%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 244 (5.18%) SCCM
2 124 (2.63%) Nagios
3 120 (2.55%) Puppet
4 115 (2.44%) WSUS
5 85 (1.80%) SCOM
6 80 (1.70%) Backup Exec
7 77 (1.63%) Cisco CUCM
7 77 (1.63%) Opscode Chef
8 66 (1.40%) Ansible
9 61 (1.29%) FortiGate
10 59 (1.25%) Cisco Prime
11 46 (0.98%) Norton AntiVirus
12 44 (0.93%) AirWatch
12 44 (0.93%) vCenter Server
13 32 (0.68%) Cacti
13 32 (0.68%) ZABBIX
14 28 (0.59%) SolarWinds Orion
15 23 (0.49%) Cisco UCCX
16 22 (0.47%) Control-M
16 22 (0.47%) Nessus
Vendors
1 2472 (52.44%) Cisco
2 1660 (35.21%) Microsoft
3 1490 (31.61%) VMware
4 817 (17.33%) Juniper
5 655 (13.89%) CheckPoint
6 606 (12.86%) Citrix
7 504 (10.69%) F5
8 468 (9.93%) HP
9 377 (8.00%) Palo Alto
10 222 (4.71%) SolarWinds
11 189 (4.01%) Avaya
12 175 (3.71%) Riverbed
13 155 (3.29%) Dell
14 150 (3.18%) NetApp
15 143 (3.03%) Fortinet
16 134 (2.84%) Aruba
17 129 (2.74%) Red Hat
18 111 (2.35%) Meraki
19 108 (2.29%) Oracle
19 108 (2.29%) Veeam