Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
UK
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 134 101 107
Rank change year-on-year -33 +6 -1
Permanent jobs citing WAN 4,336 5,101 5,686
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.50% 2.89% 2.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.27% 17.16% 16.55%
Number of salaries quoted 3,656 4,162 4,982
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +8.43%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £71,250 £68,750 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - -5.88% +13.33%

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 26,652 29,733 34,361
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.37% 16.85% 16.60%
Number of salaries quoted 21,589 24,163 28,531
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £71,250
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 16 January 2018.

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 16 January 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 -31 4,102 £45,000 +5.88% 566
UK excluding London -27 2,849 £40,000 - 401
London -7 1,429 £55,000 +6.80% 187
South East -22 996 £42,500 -1.16% 98
North of England -2 712 £40,000 +6.67% 122
Midlands -47 401 £37,500 -11.76% 74
North West +14 391 £40,000 - 70
East of England -17 340 £45,000 +5.88% 38
West Midlands -28 294 £37,500 -3.85% 39
Yorkshire -4 274 £40,000 +6.67% 43
South West -42 243 £37,500 +7.14% 47
Scotland -50 113 £50,000 +25.00% 13
East Midlands -62 105 £36,500 -14.12% 34
Wales -3 52 £40,000 - 9
North East +9 47 £35,000 +0.72% 9
Northern Ireland -14 11 £31,000 -6.06%
Isle of Man - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 3,513 (81.02%) LAN
2 2,204 (50.83%) Cisco
3 2,024 (46.68%) Firewall
4 1,797 (41.44%) Windows
5 1,507 (34.76%) Microsoft
6 1,476 (34.04%) VMware
7 1,426 (32.89%) Active Directory
8 1,336 (30.81%) Cisco Certification
9 1,139 (26.27%) VPN
10 1,100 (25.37%) Windows Server
11 1,080 (24.91%) ITIL
12 1,019 (23.50%) VMware Infrastructure
13 945 (21.79%) Data Centre
14 912 (21.03%) TCP/IP
15 892 (20.57%) DNS
16 883 (20.36%) CCNP
17 768 (17.71%) MPLS
18 745 (17.18%) MS Exchange
19 736 (16.97%) CCNA
19 736 (16.97%) Wireless
20 727 (16.77%) DHCP
21 690 (15.91%) VoIP
22 684 (15.77%) Office 365
23 651 (15.01%) Citrix
24 639 (14.74%) Finance
25 614 (14.16%) Windows Server 2008
26 596 (13.75%) Network Security
27 589 (13.58%) Juniper
28 582 (13.42%) BGP
29 581 (13.40%) Windows Server 2012

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
1 745 (17.18%) MS Exchange
2 296 (6.83%) Exchange Server 2010
3 195 (4.50%) Exchange Server 2013
4 173 (3.99%) Skype for Business
5 170 (3.92%) SharePoint
6 123 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2007
7 114 (2.63%) IIS
8 66 (1.52%) CMS
9 59 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2003
10 44 (1.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 38 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
12 24 (0.55%) OpenStack
13 23 (0.53%) Apache
13 23 (0.53%) Confluence
14 17 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
15 16 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
16 14 (0.32%) IBM Domino
17 13 (0.30%) Tomcat
17 13 (0.30%) WebLogic
18 11 (0.25%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 500 (11.53%) Microsoft Office
2 55 (1.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 50 (1.15%) Microsoft Project
4 45 (1.04%) MS Visio
5 30 (0.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.069%) Houdini
6 3 (0.069%) Maya
6 3 (0.069%) NUKE
6 3 (0.069%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.023%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.023%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 17 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.25%) Markit EDM
3 9 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.092%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.069%) Pegasus Opera
5 3 (0.069%) Workfront
6 2 (0.046%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.046%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 2 (0.046%) Sage X3
6 2 (0.046%) Visualfiles
7 1 (0.023%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.023%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
7 1 (0.023%) Magento
7 1 (0.023%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.023%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 684 (15.77%) Office 365
2 557 (12.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 366 (8.44%) Amazon AWS
4 152 (3.51%) IaaS
5 116 (2.68%) PaaS
6 106 (2.44%) SaaS
7 62 (1.43%) Azure Active Directory
8 33 (0.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 31 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
9 31 (0.71%) Mimecast
10 18 (0.42%) Amazon S3
11 17 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
11 17 (0.39%) G Suite
11 17 (0.39%) IBM Cloud
12 15 (0.35%) OneDrive
13 14 (0.32%) Akamai
14 12 (0.28%) AWS CloudTrail
15 11 (0.25%) Bluemix
16 10 (0.23%) Amazon SQS
17 9 (0.21%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 3,513 (81.02%) LAN
2 2,024 (46.68%) Firewall
3 1,139 (26.27%) VPN
4 912 (21.03%) TCP/IP
5 892 (20.57%) DNS
6 768 (17.71%) MPLS
7 736 (16.97%) Wireless
8 727 (16.77%) DHCP
9 690 (15.91%) VoIP
10 596 (13.75%) Network Security
11 582 (13.42%) BGP
12 537 (12.38%) Cisco ASA
13 533 (12.29%) OSPF
14 529 (12.20%) SAN
15 501 (11.55%) VLAN
16 389 (8.97%) Wi-Fi
17 360 (8.30%) IPsec
18 355 (8.19%) Cisco Nexus
19 313 (7.22%) EIGRP
19 313 (7.22%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 392 (9.04%) SQL Server
2 52 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 38 (0.88%) MySQL
4 36 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
5 26 (0.60%) Amazon RDS
6 21 (0.48%) SQL Server 2005
7 20 (0.46%) Oracle Database
8 17 (0.39%) Big Data
9 15 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 11 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
11 10 (0.23%) Relational Database
11 10 (0.23%) SQL Server 2014
12 9 (0.21%) NoSQL
13 7 (0.16%) MongoDB
14 6 (0.14%) DTS
15 5 (0.12%) Apache Cassandra
15 5 (0.12%) Power BI
16 4 (0.092%) Crystal Reports
16 4 (0.092%) SAP HANA
17 3 (0.069%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 46 (1.06%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 44 (1.01%) Git (software)
3 31 (0.71%) JIRA
4 22 (0.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 19 (0.44%) Octopus Deploy
6 18 (0.42%) Sonatype Nexus
7 16 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
8 13 (0.30%) Jenkins
9 6 (0.14%) Burp Suite
9 6 (0.14%) Metasploit
9 6 (0.14%) TeamCity
10 5 (0.12%) Vagrant
11 4 (0.092%) Subversion
12 3 (0.069%) Mercurial
12 3 (0.069%) Visual Studio
13 2 (0.046%) JMeter
13 2 (0.046%) LoadRunner
13 2 (0.046%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 1 (0.023%) Liquibase
14 1 (0.023%) Travis CI
General
1 639 (14.74%) Finance
2 360 (8.30%) Telecoms
3 137 (3.16%) Retail
4 115 (2.65%) Banking
5 105 (2.42%) Law
6 82 (1.89%) Legal
7 76 (1.75%) Advertising
8 69 (1.59%) Manufacturing
9 64 (1.48%) Marketing
10 53 (1.22%) Financial Institution
11 37 (0.85%) Publishing
12 25 (0.58%) Back Office
12 25 (0.58%) Games
13 23 (0.53%) Investment Banking
14 20 (0.46%) Electronics
15 15 (0.35%) Multimedia
16 13 (0.30%) Automotive
17 12 (0.28%) Front Office
17 12 (0.28%) Military
18 10 (0.23%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 1,073 (24.75%) Network Engineer
2 582 (13.42%) Analyst
3 463 (10.68%) Support Engineer
4 397 (9.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 386 (8.90%) Architect
6 313 (7.22%) Senior Network Engineer
7 256 (5.90%) Cisco Engineer
8 241 (5.56%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 237 (5.47%) IT Support
10 221 (5.10%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 196 (4.52%) IT Engineer
12 195 (4.50%) Consultant
13 189 (4.36%) Support Analyst
14 167 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support
15 165 (3.81%) Infrastructure Manager
16 155 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support
17 152 (3.51%) Security Engineer
18 149 (3.44%) Network Architect
19 148 (3.41%) Network Analyst
20 147 (3.39%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (2.70%) Web Services
2 52 (1.20%) XML
3 50 (1.15%) 802.1X
4 49 (1.13%) HTML
5 48 (1.11%) XMPP
6 38 (0.88%) Middleware
7 37 (0.85%) .NET
8 31 (0.71%) FIX Protocol
9 29 (0.67%) JSON
10 16 (0.37%) SOAP
11 15 (0.35%) CSS
11 15 (0.35%) REST
12 13 (0.30%) Django
13 12 (0.28%) POSIX
14 11 (0.25%) SAP Basis
15 10 (0.23%) HTML5
16 9 (0.21%) WAP
17 7 (0.16%) LAMP
18 6 (0.14%) Java EE
18 6 (0.14%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 945 (21.79%) Data Centre
2 235 (5.42%) Analytical Skills
3 176 (4.06%) Computer Science
4 169 (3.90%) Driving Licence
5 162 (3.74%) Management Information System
6 158 (3.64%) Clustering
7 93 (2.14%) Public Cloud
8 84 (1.94%) Video Conferencing
9 67 (1.55%) Hedge funds
10 59 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
11 55 (1.27%) Blackberry
12 52 (1.20%) Linux Command Line
13 51 (1.18%) Replication
14 46 (1.06%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 45 (1.04%) Mobile Computing
15 45 (1.04%) Private Cloud
16 41 (0.95%) Virtual Team
17 40 (0.92%) Cyberthreat
17 40 (0.92%) Hybrid Cloud
18 38 (0.88%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 1,797 (41.44%) Windows
2 1,100 (25.37%) Windows Server
3 614 (14.16%) Windows Server 2008
4 581 (13.40%) Windows Server 2012
5 557 (12.85%) Linux
6 380 (8.76%) Windows 7
7 287 (6.62%) Windows 10
8 191 (4.40%) Windows Server 2003
9 172 (3.97%) Unix
10 148 (3.41%) Windows 8
11 95 (2.19%) CentOS
12 88 (2.03%) Android
13 87 (2.01%) Windows XP
14 86 (1.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 65 (1.50%) Ubuntu
16 46 (1.06%) Mac OS X
17 45 (1.04%) Apple iOS
18 27 (0.62%) Solaris
19 26 (0.60%) Debian
20 23 (0.53%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,080 (24.91%) ITIL
2 371 (8.56%) Load Balancing
3 346 (7.98%) Project Management
4 280 (6.46%) Network Design
5 271 (6.25%) Service Delivery
6 265 (6.11%) Change Management
7 251 (5.79%) Incident Management
8 250 (5.77%) Presales
9 248 (5.72%) Disaster Recovery
10 237 (5.47%) Service Management
11 226 (5.21%) Mentoring
12 221 (5.10%) PRINCE2
13 217 (5.00%) Network Monitoring
14 212 (4.89%) Network Management
15 210 (4.84%) Agile Software Development
16 168 (3.87%) Information Security
17 164 (3.78%) Migration
18 154 (3.55%) High Availability
19 151 (3.48%) Stakeholder Management
20 148 (3.41%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 311 (7.17%) SQL
2 291 (6.71%) PowerShell
3 217 (5.00%) Python
4 121 (2.79%) Bash Shell
5 100 (2.31%) Perl
6 80 (1.85%) C
7 71 (1.64%) Java
8 42 (0.97%) Ruby
9 31 (0.71%) VBScript
10 30 (0.69%) C++
11 29 (0.67%) Lua
11 29 (0.67%) T-SQL
12 28 (0.65%) Shell Script
13 16 (0.37%) C#
14 14 (0.32%) JavaScript
15 11 (0.25%) PHP
16 10 (0.23%) Tcl
17 7 (0.16%) Korn
17 7 (0.16%) VB
18 4 (0.092%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 1,336 (30.81%) Cisco Certification
2 883 (20.36%) CCNP
3 736 (16.97%) CCNA
4 483 (11.14%) Microsoft Certification
5 375 (8.65%) Degree
6 295 (6.80%) CCIE
7 284 (6.55%) MCSE
8 217 (5.00%) MCSA
9 209 (4.82%) Security Cleared
10 187 (4.31%) MCP
11 166 (3.83%) SC Cleared
12 124 (2.86%) CISSP
13 117 (2.70%) DV Cleared
14 113 (2.61%) ITIL Certification
15 108 (2.49%) CCDP
15 108 (2.49%) Computer Science Degree
16 84 (1.94%) MCITP
17 73 (1.68%) JNCIP
18 66 (1.52%) CCSE
19 65 (1.50%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 308 (7.10%) SLA
2 119 (2.74%) PCI DSS
3 114 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 40 (0.92%) PMO
5 36 (0.83%) QA
6 28 (0.65%) Cyber Essentials
7 26 (0.60%) COBIT
8 18 (0.42%) HIPAA
9 14 (0.32%) GDPR
10 12 (0.28%) ISO 9001
10 12 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 8 (0.18%) NIST 800
12 4 (0.092%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 3 (0.069%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 2 (0.046%) Data Quality
14 2 (0.046%) ISO 14001
14 2 (0.046%) RMADS
15 1 (0.023%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1,426 (32.89%) Active Directory
2 1,019 (23.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 571 (13.17%) Hyper-V
4 215 (4.96%) vSphere
5 151 (3.48%) XenApp
6 148 (3.41%) VMware ESXi
7 87 (2.01%) Terminal Services
8 64 (1.48%) Virtual Servers
9 56 (1.29%) Virtual Machines
9 56 (1.29%) XenDesktop
10 49 (1.13%) Docker
11 34 (0.78%) VMware NSX
12 29 (0.67%) Kamailio
13 24 (0.55%) Firmware
14 21 (0.48%) Virtual Desktop
15 20 (0.46%) Terminal Server
15 20 (0.46%) XenServer
16 18 (0.42%) DFS Replication
16 18 (0.42%) ProxySG
17 17 (0.39%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 224 (5.17%) SCCM
2 121 (2.79%) Puppet
3 113 (2.61%) Nagios
4 98 (2.26%) Cisco CUCM
5 84 (1.94%) Opscode Chef
6 83 (1.91%) Ansible
7 75 (1.73%) WSUS
8 67 (1.55%) Backup Exec
9 63 (1.45%) Cisco Prime
10 57 (1.31%) vCenter Server
11 56 (1.29%) Cisco UCCX
12 54 (1.25%) FortiGate
13 50 (1.15%) SCOM
14 47 (1.08%) Opsview
15 45 (1.04%) Cisco LMS
16 40 (0.92%) Cisco UCCE
17 37 (0.85%) Nessus
18 35 (0.81%) Cacti
19 30 (0.69%) AirWatch
20 25 (0.58%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 2,204 (50.83%) Cisco
2 1,507 (34.76%) Microsoft
3 1,476 (34.04%) VMware
4 651 (15.01%) Citrix
5 589 (13.58%) Juniper
6 572 (13.19%) CheckPoint
7 449 (10.36%) F5
8 397 (9.16%) HP
9 314 (7.24%) Palo Alto
10 222 (5.12%) SolarWinds
11 161 (3.71%) Dell
12 160 (3.69%) NetApp
13 152 (3.51%) Fortinet
14 146 (3.37%) Avaya
15 144 (3.32%) Riverbed
16 141 (3.25%) Meraki
17 120 (2.77%) Oracle
18 116 (2.68%) Red Hat
19 101 (2.33%) Veeam
20 88 (2.03%) Blue Coat