Period
to 21 October 2019

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 21 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 100 145 131
Rank change year-on-year +45 -14 -24
Permanent jobs citing WAN 4,267 3,851 4,580
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.12% 2.35% 2.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.04% 15.84% 16.54%
Number of salaries quoted 3,155 3,180 3,902
UK median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £24,750 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 21,291 24,311 27,697
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.55% 14.86% 15.90%
Number of salaries quoted 16,347 19,238 22,533
UK median annual salary £45,750 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.68% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,925 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £71,250
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 21 October 2019.

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 21 October 2019. 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 +46 4,043 £43,000 -4.44% 616
UK excluding London +46 2,936 £40,000 - 491
London +32 1,231 £50,000 -4.76% 156
North of England +70 940 £40,500 +1.25% 118
South East +24 803 £42,500 -5.56% 146
Yorkshire +87 626 £40,000 +6.67% 33
Midlands +33 528 £40,000 - 100
West Midlands +17 325 £44,500 +11.25% 59
South West +38 288 £40,000 - 49
North West +14 286 £42,500 - 73
East of England +25 239 £37,000 -7.50% 47
East Midlands +34 203 £34,650 -11.52% 41
Scotland -19 67 £32,000 -26.01% 17
Wales -23 36 £42,500 +13.33% 11
Northern Ireland +6 32 £29,750 +41.67% 3
North East +10 28 £24,000 -20.00% 12
Isle of Man - 5 £60,000 -

For the 6 months to 21 October 2019, 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 3,193 (74.83%) LAN
2 2,210 (51.79%) Cisco
3 2,109 (49.43%) Firewall
4 1,751 (41.04%) Cisco Certification
5 1,554 (36.42%) Windows
6 1,331 (31.19%) CCNP
7 1,295 (30.35%) Microsoft
8 1,224 (28.69%) Active Directory
9 1,033 (24.21%) VPN
10 1,032 (24.19%) CCNA
11 1,018 (23.86%) MPLS
12 1,014 (23.76%) VMware
13 1,002 (23.48%) DNS
14 939 (22.01%) Network Security
15 902 (21.14%) Office 365
16 896 (21.00%) ITIL
17 891 (20.88%) Windows Server
18 853 (19.99%) TCP/IP
19 800 (18.75%) Azure
20 781 (18.30%) Linux
21 777 (18.21%) Data Centre
22 757 (17.74%) Wireless
23 725 (16.99%) BGP
24 712 (16.69%) VMware Infrastructure
25 707 (16.57%) OSPF
26 677 (15.87%) DHCP
27 595 (13.94%) Cisco ASA
28 538 (12.61%) Network Design
29 520 (12.19%) MS Exchange
30 518 (12.14%) Citrix

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
1 520 (12.19%) MS Exchange
2 220 (5.16%) SharePoint
3 197 (4.62%) Skype for Business
4 149 (3.49%) Exchange Server 2013
5 116 (2.72%) Exchange Server 2010
6 97 (2.27%) IIS
7 45 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2007
8 28 (0.66%) Apache
9 26 (0.61%) IBM Notes
10 22 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
11 19 (0.45%) OpenStack
12 14 (0.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 12 (0.28%) SAS
14 11 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
15 10 (0.23%) SharePoint Server
15 10 (0.23%) WebSphere
16 7 (0.16%) IBM Domino
16 7 (0.16%) Tomcat
17 6 (0.14%) JBoss
17 6 (0.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 465 (10.90%) Microsoft Office
2 106 (2.48%) MS Visio
3 69 (1.62%) Microsoft Excel
4 59 (1.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 16 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.047%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.023%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.023%) Autodesk Inventor
Business Applications
1 21 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
2 10 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.21%) Exchequer
4 7 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.16%) Q-Pulse
4 7 (0.16%) Sage CRM
5 5 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 4 (0.094%) Cisco SocialMiner
6 4 (0.094%) NetSuite
7 3 (0.070%) Dynamics GP
8 2 (0.047%) SAP S/4HANA
8 2 (0.047%) Sentinel
9 1 (0.023%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.023%) Infor M3
9 1 (0.023%) Pegasus Opera
9 1 (0.023%) Sage 1000
9 1 (0.023%) Sage X3
9 1 (0.023%) Teamcenter
9 1 (0.023%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 902 (21.14%) Office 365
2 800 (18.75%) Azure
3 471 (11.04%) AWS
4 123 (2.88%) IaaS
5 91 (2.13%) SaaS
6 73 (1.71%) PaaS
7 57 (1.34%) Azure Active Directory
8 53 (1.24%) GCP
9 51 (1.20%) G Suite
10 45 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
11 40 (0.94%) OneDrive
12 32 (0.75%) Mimecast
13 26 (0.61%) Dynamics 365
14 21 (0.49%) IBM Cloud
15 20 (0.47%) OpenShift
16 17 (0.40%) Azure ExpressRoute
17 16 (0.37%) SoftLayer
18 15 (0.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 14 (0.33%) Power Platform
19 14 (0.33%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 3,193 (74.83%) LAN
2 2,109 (49.43%) Firewall
3 1,033 (24.21%) VPN
4 1,018 (23.86%) MPLS
5 1,002 (23.48%) DNS
6 939 (22.01%) Network Security
7 853 (19.99%) TCP/IP
8 757 (17.74%) Wireless
9 725 (16.99%) BGP
10 707 (16.57%) OSPF
11 677 (15.87%) DHCP
12 595 (13.94%) Cisco ASA
13 515 (12.07%) Internet
14 503 (11.79%) VoIP
15 487 (11.41%) Cisco Nexus
16 412 (9.66%) IPsec
17 386 (9.05%) Wi-Fi
18 368 (8.62%) VLAN
19 356 (8.34%) SAN
20 323 (7.57%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 210 (4.92%) SQL Server
2 43 (1.01%) DB2
3 38 (0.89%) MySQL
4 29 (0.68%) Blockchain
5 17 (0.40%) Amazon RDS
5 17 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
6 14 (0.33%) SQL Server 2014
7 13 (0.30%) Oracle Database
8 11 (0.26%) SQL Server 2008
9 8 (0.19%) MongoDB
9 8 (0.19%) SQL Server 2005
9 8 (0.19%) SQL Server 2016
10 7 (0.16%) SQL Server 2017
10 7 (0.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (0.12%) Crystal Reports
11 5 (0.12%) NoSQL
11 5 (0.12%) Oracle Database 11g
11 5 (0.12%) Oracle Reports
12 3 (0.070%) Oracle Database 12c
13 2 (0.047%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 42 (0.98%) MSI
2 37 (0.87%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 31 (0.73%) Git (software)
4 22 (0.52%) Subversion
5 19 (0.45%) Jenkins
6 13 (0.30%) JIRA
7 7 (0.16%) Visual Studio Team System
8 6 (0.14%) Visual Studio
9 4 (0.094%) Bitbucket
9 4 (0.094%) Hudson
10 3 (0.070%) Axure RP
10 3 (0.070%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.047%) InstallShield
11 2 (0.047%) JMeter
11 2 (0.047%) Octopus Deploy
11 2 (0.047%) Selenium
11 2 (0.047%) TeamCity
12 1 (0.023%) Appium
12 1 (0.023%) Travis CI
12 1 (0.023%) Zephyr
General
1 456 (10.69%) Finance
2 445 (10.43%) Telecoms
3 194 (4.55%) Public Sector
4 190 (4.45%) Retail
5 97 (2.27%) Banking
6 89 (2.09%) Manufacturing
7 64 (1.50%) Law
8 52 (1.22%) Legal
9 38 (0.89%) Aerospace
10 35 (0.82%) Marketing
11 30 (0.70%) German Language
12 27 (0.63%) French Language
13 21 (0.49%) Financial Institution
14 18 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
15 17 (0.40%) Back Office
16 13 (0.30%) Italian Language
17 12 (0.28%) Electronics
17 12 (0.28%) Local Government
18 11 (0.26%) Advertising
18 11 (0.26%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 1,355 (31.76%) Network Engineer
2 558 (13.08%) Analyst
3 411 (9.63%) Support Engineer
4 357 (8.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 324 (7.59%) Architect
6 316 (7.41%) IT Support
7 312 (7.31%) Cisco Engineer
7 312 (7.31%) Security Engineer
8 298 (6.98%) Network Security Engineer
9 288 (6.75%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 276 (6.47%) Senior Network Engineer
11 275 (6.44%) Consultant
12 245 (5.74%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 237 (5.55%) IT Engineer
14 215 (5.04%) Support Analyst
15 186 (4.36%) 2nd Line Support
16 177 (4.15%) Cisco Security Engineer
17 141 (3.30%) 2nd Line Engineer
18 140 (3.28%) IT Support Engineer
19 125 (2.93%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (1.45%) Web Services
2 56 (1.31%) LDAP
3 36 (0.84%) 802.1X
4 33 (0.77%) JSON
5 30 (0.70%) .NET
6 23 (0.54%) XML
7 21 (0.49%) LAMP
7 21 (0.49%) SOAP
8 19 (0.45%) FIX Protocol
9 14 (0.33%) Middleware
10 10 (0.23%) HTML
10 10 (0.23%) WebSphere MQ
10 10 (0.23%) XMPP
11 9 (0.21%) SAML
11 9 (0.21%) YAML
12 8 (0.19%) Software Packaging
13 6 (0.14%) COM
14 5 (0.12%) CSS
15 3 (0.070%) HTML5
15 3 (0.070%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 777 (18.21%) Data Centre
2 451 (10.57%) Management Information System
3 302 (7.08%) Analytical Skills
4 205 (4.80%) Self-Motivation
5 140 (3.28%) Driving Licence
6 87 (2.04%) Public Cloud
7 82 (1.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 79 (1.85%) Video Conferencing
9 69 (1.62%) Replication
10 64 (1.50%) Clustering
11 59 (1.38%) iPhone
12 50 (1.17%) PKI
13 48 (1.12%) Smartphone
14 45 (1.05%) Hybrid Cloud
15 44 (1.03%) Fat Client
15 44 (1.03%) Thin Client
16 43 (1.01%) Mobile Computing
17 38 (0.89%) Blackberry
17 38 (0.89%) Private Cloud
18 35 (0.82%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 1,554 (36.42%) Windows
2 891 (20.88%) Windows Server
3 781 (18.30%) Linux
4 465 (10.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 459 (10.76%) Windows 10
6 365 (8.55%) Unix
7 346 (8.11%) Windows 7
8 292 (6.84%) Windows Server 2008
9 100 (2.34%) Windows Server 2003
10 96 (2.25%) Android
11 88 (2.06%) Windows 8
12 53 (1.24%) Apple iOS
13 48 (1.12%) Mac OS X
14 40 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 39 (0.91%) Ubuntu
16 38 (0.89%) CentOS
17 22 (0.52%) Solaris
18 17 (0.40%) Windows Vista
18 17 (0.40%) Windows XP
19 9 (0.21%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 896 (21.00%) ITIL
2 538 (12.61%) Network Design
3 486 (11.39%) Service Delivery
4 468 (10.97%) Problem-Solving
5 452 (10.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 440 (10.31%) Network Management
7 363 (8.51%) Presales
8 346 (8.11%) Change Control
9 317 (7.43%) Project Management
10 275 (6.44%) Project Delivery
11 272 (6.37%) Change Management
12 265 (6.21%) Product Management
13 257 (6.02%) Migration
14 254 (5.95%) Load Balancing
15 242 (5.67%) Mentoring
16 228 (5.34%) Network Monitoring
17 227 (5.32%) Cybersecurity
18 221 (5.18%) IT Strategy
19 204 (4.78%) Disaster Recovery
20 189 (4.43%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 315 (7.38%) Python
2 286 (6.70%) Bash Shell
3 285 (6.68%) SQL
4 242 (5.67%) Perl
5 201 (4.71%) PowerShell
6 37 (0.87%) Shell Script
7 23 (0.54%) Java
7 23 (0.54%) JavaScript
8 22 (0.52%) C
9 20 (0.47%) C++
10 17 (0.40%) C#
11 10 (0.23%) VB.NET
12 7 (0.16%) PHP
13 4 (0.094%) Ruby
13 4 (0.094%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.047%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.047%) VBScript
15 1 (0.023%) Korn
15 1 (0.023%) Scala
15 1 (0.023%) VB
Qualifications
1 1,751 (41.04%) Cisco Certification
2 1,331 (31.19%) CCNP
3 1,032 (24.19%) CCNA
4 468 (10.97%) Degree
5 340 (7.97%) Microsoft Certification
6 261 (6.12%) CCIE
7 218 (5.11%) MCSE
8 196 (4.59%) Security Cleared
9 178 (4.17%) CCDP
10 134 (3.14%) MCSA
11 112 (2.62%) SC Cleared
12 107 (2.51%) MCP
13 106 (2.48%) CCSA
14 86 (2.02%) JNCIP
15 74 (1.73%) JNCIA
15 74 (1.73%) JNCIS
16 69 (1.62%) CCSE
17 61 (1.43%) Check Point Certification
17 61 (1.43%) DV Cleared
18 60 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 387 (9.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 295 (6.91%) SLA
3 272 (6.37%) ISO 9001
4 75 (1.76%) PCI DSS
5 38 (0.89%) GDPR
6 37 (0.87%) ISO 22301
7 27 (0.63%) NIST
8 19 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials
9 18 (0.42%) QA
10 16 (0.37%) PMO
11 13 (0.30%) NIST 800
12 11 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 10 (0.23%) COBIT
13 10 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 9 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 8 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 3 (0.070%) Solvency II
17 2 (0.047%) Data Quality
17 2 (0.047%) DICOM
17 2 (0.047%) RMADS
System Software
1 1,224 (28.69%) Active Directory
2 712 (16.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 411 (9.63%) Hyper-V
4 152 (3.56%) XenApp
5 141 (3.30%) vCloud
6 118 (2.77%) VMware ESXi
7 97 (2.27%) vSphere
8 67 (1.57%) XenDesktop
9 63 (1.48%) Virtual Servers
10 53 (1.24%) VMware NSX
11 52 (1.22%) Terminal Services
12 47 (1.10%) Virtual Machines
13 45 (1.05%) Docker
14 40 (0.94%) Microsoft App-V
15 36 (0.84%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 34 (0.80%) Firmware
17 33 (0.77%) Virtual Desktop
18 20 (0.47%) NFS
19 19 (0.45%) VMware Workstation
20 14 (0.33%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 285 (6.68%) FortiGate
2 282 (6.61%) SCCM
3 273 (6.40%) Nagios
4 86 (2.02%) WSUS
5 80 (1.87%) Puppet
6 72 (1.69%) SCOM
7 66 (1.55%) Cisco Prime
8 63 (1.48%) Backup Exec
8 63 (1.48%) Cisco CUCM
9 62 (1.45%) Ansible
10 60 (1.41%) Microsoft Intune
11 48 (1.12%) vCenter Server
12 37 (0.87%) Kubernetes
13 35 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
14 32 (0.75%) ZABBIX
15 29 (0.68%) IBM BigFix
16 27 (0.63%) AirWatch
16 27 (0.63%) Nessus
16 27 (0.63%) Terraform
17 25 (0.59%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 2,210 (51.79%) Cisco
2 1,295 (30.35%) Microsoft
3 1,014 (23.76%) VMware
4 518 (12.14%) Citrix
5 475 (11.13%) Palo Alto
6 467 (10.94%) CheckPoint
7 461 (10.80%) Fortinet
8 421 (9.87%) Juniper
9 303 (7.10%) Meraki
10 262 (6.14%) F5
11 242 (5.67%) HP
12 221 (5.18%) SolarWinds
13 137 (3.21%) Dell
14 131 (3.07%) Veeam
15 113 (2.65%) Aruba
16 112 (2.62%) NetApp
17 105 (2.46%) Avaya
18 93 (2.18%) Red Hat
19 73 (1.71%) IBM
20 66 (1.55%) Apple