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 3 months to 22 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
UK
Rank 119 92 90
Rank change year-on-year -27 -2  
Permanent jobs citing WAN 2127 3108 3275
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.54% 3.04% 3.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.79% 17.61% 17.01%
Number of salaries quoted 1727 2664 2722
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% +2.27%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,875 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  

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 13468 17650 19251
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 16.05% 17.25% 18.32%
Number of salaries quoted 10974 14610 15332
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +3.65%  

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing WAN as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Salary histogram for WAN in the UK

WAN
Top 30 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 3 months to 22 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -24 2022 £42,500 -5.55% 259
London -1 757 £52,500 +3.96% 82
South East -38 451 £40,000 -11.11% 54
West Midlands -17 168 £40,000 -5.88% 22
East of England -46 157 £42,500 - 17
North West +2 154 £37,500 +4.16% 38
South West -25 137 £28,500 -28.75% 11
Surrey -7 127 £40,000 -11.11% 10
Yorkshire +31 125 £33,750 -16.66% 18
City of London -15 109 £42,500 -19.04% 28
Manchester -5 101 £42,000 +5.00% 22
Berkshire -51 95 £47,500 +2.15% 11
Hampshire -40 84 £45,000 - 13
Hertfordshire -27 83 £43,000 +14.66% 6
East Midlands +7 74 £44,000 +25.71% 12
West Yorkshire +24 73 £36,250 -13.69% 9
Birmingham -20 64 £40,000 -9.70% 5
Wiltshire +16 55 £27,500 -17.91%
Bristol +27 49 £32,500 -29.72% 4
Leeds +21 47 £35,000 -22.22% 6
Scotland -19 42 £45,000 +3.44% 10
Reading -19 37 £38,250 -15.00% 3
East Sussex +16 36 £40,000 -38.46% 4
Brighton +19 33 £40,000 +14.28% 2
Cheshire +15 33 £36,500 +12.30% 13
Watford 0 33 £47,500 +5.55% 2
Kent +30 31 £40,000 -5.88% 4
Basingstoke 0 31 £35,000 -22.22% 3
Wales -1 27 £35,750 -28.50% 5
Cambridgeshire -5 27 £38,500 +3.35% 6

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 3955 (84.87%) LAN
2 2606 (55.92%) Cisco
3 2180 (46.78%) Firewall
4 1923 (41.27%) Windows
5 1647 (35.34%) Cisco Certification
6 1406 (30.17%) VMware
7 1395 (29.94%) Microsoft
8 1358 (29.14%) Active Directory
9 1107 (23.76%) VPN
10 1101 (23.63%) CCNP
11 1075 (23.07%) Data Centre
12 1073 (23.03%) Windows Server
13 1040 (22.32%) TCP/IP
14 990 (21.24%) DNS
15 982 (21.07%) ITIL
16 966 (20.73%) VMware Infrastructure
17 900 (19.31%) MPLS
18 895 (19.21%) CCNA
19 758 (16.27%) Wireless
20 750 (16.09%) DHCP
21 740 (15.88%) OSPF
22 736 (15.79%) Juniper
23 723 (15.52%) BGP
24 704 (15.11%) Linux
25 701 (15.04%) Finance
26 674 (14.46%) Network Security
27 667 (14.31%) MS Exchange
28 657 (14.10%) VoIP
29 594 (12.75%) SAN
30 586 (12.58%) Hyper-V

WAN
Top Related 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
1 667 (14.31%) MS Exchange
2 249 (5.34%) Exchange Server 2010
3 247 (5.30%) IIS
4 173 (3.71%) Skype for Business
5 171 (3.67%) SharePoint
6 143 (3.07%) Exchange Server 2013
7 135 (2.90%) Apache
8 131 (2.81%) Tomcat
9 94 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2007
10 67 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2003
11 56 (1.20%) WebSphere
12 52 (1.12%) Oracle Coherence
13 49 (1.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 42 (0.90%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 37 (0.79%) WebLogic
16 31 (0.67%) DataSynapse
17 22 (0.47%) IBM Notes
18 21 (0.45%) Confluence
19 18 (0.39%) OpenStack
20 15 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 535 (11.48%) MS Excel
2 455 (9.76%) MS Office
3 80 (1.72%) MS Visio
4 30 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
5 14 (0.30%) MS Project
6 3 (0.064%) Acrobat
6 3 (0.064%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.043%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.021%) Houdini
8 1 (0.021%) Maya
8 1 (0.021%) NUKE
8 1 (0.021%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 31 (0.67%) RMDS
2 17 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
3 16 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 6 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
4 6 (0.13%) Workfront
5 5 (0.11%) OpenText MBPM
5 5 (0.11%) Oracle Retail
5 5 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
5 5 (0.11%) Visualfiles
6 4 (0.086%) Infor CRM
7 3 (0.064%) assyst
7 3 (0.064%) Oracle EBS R12
8 2 (0.043%) Infor M3
8 2 (0.043%) Oracle CRM
8 2 (0.043%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.021%) GoldMine
9 1 (0.021%) Sage X3
9 1 (0.021%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.021%) SAP Hybris
9 1 (0.021%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 430 (9.23%) Office 365
2 281 (6.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 269 (5.77%) Amazon AWS
4 94 (2.02%) SaaS
5 82 (1.76%) IaaS
6 69 (1.48%) PaaS
7 66 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
8 18 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
9 15 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
10 14 (0.30%) Amazon S3
11 13 (0.28%) Mimecast
11 13 (0.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 12 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
13 11 (0.24%) G Suite
14 7 (0.15%) GitHub
15 6 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
16 5 (0.11%) IBM Cloud
16 5 (0.11%) iPaaS
16 5 (0.11%) Yammer
17 4 (0.086%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 3955 (84.87%) LAN
2 2180 (46.78%) Firewall
3 1107 (23.76%) VPN
4 1040 (22.32%) TCP/IP
5 990 (21.24%) DNS
6 900 (19.31%) MPLS
7 758 (16.27%) Wireless
8 750 (16.09%) DHCP
9 740 (15.88%) OSPF
10 723 (15.52%) BGP
11 674 (14.46%) Network Security
12 657 (14.10%) VoIP
13 594 (12.75%) SAN
14 550 (11.80%) VLAN
15 486 (10.43%) Cisco ASA
16 420 (9.01%) Cisco Nexus
17 374 (8.03%) Wi-Fi
18 363 (7.79%) Internet
19 304 (6.52%) Ethernet
20 292 (6.27%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 470 (10.09%) SQL Server
2 76 (1.63%) MySQL
3 67 (1.44%) SQL Server 2008
4 50 (1.07%) Hadoop
5 47 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
6 41 (0.88%) HBase
7 38 (0.82%) SQL Server 2005
8 30 (0.64%) Oracle Database
9 25 (0.54%) SQL Server 2014
10 22 (0.47%) Oracle Database 11g
11 19 (0.41%) NoSQL
12 17 (0.36%) Relational Database
13 16 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
14 15 (0.32%) DB2
15 13 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 12 (0.26%) MongoDB
16 12 (0.26%) OLAP
16 12 (0.26%) PostgreSQL
17 11 (0.24%) OLTP
17 11 (0.24%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 39 (0.84%) JIRA
2 34 (0.73%) Git (software)
3 19 (0.41%) Sonatype Nexus
4 13 (0.28%) Subversion
5 12 (0.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 8 (0.17%) Jenkins
7 5 (0.11%) Bugzilla
7 5 (0.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 4 (0.086%) Travis CI
9 2 (0.043%) Rational DOORS
9 2 (0.043%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.043%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.021%) Dreamweaver
10 1 (0.021%) FogBugz
10 1 (0.021%) git-flow
10 1 (0.021%) Grunt
10 1 (0.021%) gulp
10 1 (0.021%) webpack
General
1 701 (15.04%) Finance
2 544 (11.67%) Telecoms
3 181 (3.88%) Retail
4 94 (2.02%) Manufacturing
5 90 (1.93%) Banking
6 83 (1.78%) Marketing
7 72 (1.55%) Legal
8 38 (0.82%) Back Office
9 35 (0.75%) Investment Banking
10 32 (0.69%) Financial Institution
11 31 (0.67%) Law
12 27 (0.58%) Electronics
13 26 (0.56%) Games
14 20 (0.43%) Advertising
14 20 (0.43%) Billing
15 19 (0.41%) Spanish Language
16 18 (0.39%) Publishing
17 17 (0.36%) French Language
18 15 (0.32%) German Language
19 11 (0.24%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 1363 (29.25%) Network Engineer
2 545 (11.70%) Analyst
3 511 (10.97%) Support Engineer
4 396 (8.50%) Cisco Engineer
5 384 (8.24%) Senior Network Engineer
6 379 (8.13%) Architect
7 358 (7.68%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 352 (7.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 283 (6.07%) IT Support
10 256 (5.49%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 248 (5.32%) Support Analyst
12 229 (4.91%) Administrator
13 228 (4.89%) IT Engineer
14 216 (4.64%) 2nd Line Support
15 205 (4.40%) Consultant
16 184 (3.95%) 3rd Line Support
17 170 (3.65%) Security Engineer
18 158 (3.39%) 2nd Line Engineer
18 158 (3.39%) Network Analyst
18 158 (3.39%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (2.36%) Web Services
2 104 (2.23%) 802.1X
3 96 (2.06%) Middleware
4 57 (1.22%) HTML
5 53 (1.14%) .NET
6 43 (0.92%) XML
7 34 (0.73%) XSLT
8 31 (0.67%) Rendezvous
8 31 (0.67%) Ultra Messaging
9 27 (0.58%) LAMP
10 16 (0.34%) REST
11 14 (0.30%) CSS
12 12 (0.26%) SAX
13 11 (0.24%) Oracle Fusion
14 10 (0.21%) EDI
14 10 (0.21%) Flash
15 9 (0.19%) RabbitMQ
16 8 (0.17%) MAPI
16 8 (0.17%) Regular Expression
17 7 (0.15%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1075 (23.07%) Data Centre
2 243 (5.21%) Analytical Skills
3 216 (4.64%) Driving Licence
4 168 (3.61%) Computer Science
5 154 (3.30%) Management Information System
6 101 (2.17%) Video Conferencing
7 87 (1.87%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 66 (1.42%) Blackberry
9 64 (1.37%) Public Cloud
10 56 (1.20%) Clustering
11 52 (1.12%) Hybrid Cloud
11 52 (1.12%) PKI
12 47 (1.01%) iPad
13 44 (0.94%) Client/Server
14 42 (0.90%) Linux Command Line
15 39 (0.84%) NHS
16 38 (0.82%) BYOD
17 31 (0.67%) Replication
18 29 (0.62%) Smartphone
18 29 (0.62%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1923 (41.27%) Windows
2 1073 (23.03%) Windows Server
3 704 (15.11%) Linux
4 551 (11.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 520 (11.16%) Windows Server 2012
6 430 (9.23%) Windows 7
7 252 (5.41%) Unix
8 204 (4.38%) Windows 10
9 201 (4.31%) Windows Server 2003
10 168 (3.61%) Windows 8
11 115 (2.47%) Solaris
12 83 (1.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 78 (1.67%) CentOS
14 71 (1.52%) Windows XP
15 70 (1.50%) Android
16 62 (1.33%) Mac OS X
17 50 (1.07%) Ubuntu
18 49 (1.05%) Apple iOS
19 24 (0.52%) Debian
20 20 (0.43%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 982 (21.07%) ITIL
2 405 (8.69%) Network Design
3 334 (7.17%) Presales
4 317 (6.80%) Load Balancing
5 295 (6.33%) Disaster Recovery
6 275 (5.90%) Network Management
7 272 (5.84%) Project Management
8 252 (5.41%) Change Management
9 231 (4.96%) Network Monitoring
10 226 (4.85%) Migration
11 224 (4.81%) High Availability
11 224 (4.81%) Service Delivery
12 213 (4.57%) Service Management
13 208 (4.46%) PRINCE2
14 190 (4.08%) Agile Software Development
15 188 (4.03%) Problem Management
16 174 (3.73%) Mentoring
17 162 (3.48%) Change Control
18 153 (3.28%) Continuous Improvement
18 153 (3.28%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 365 (7.83%) SQL
2 184 (3.95%) PowerShell
3 132 (2.83%) Python
4 92 (1.97%) Bash Shell
5 88 (1.89%) Java
6 74 (1.59%) Perl
7 44 (0.94%) C
8 40 (0.86%) JavaScript
9 23 (0.49%) C#
10 22 (0.47%) PHP
10 22 (0.47%) Shell Script
11 20 (0.43%) VB
12 16 (0.34%) VBScript
13 15 (0.32%) Lua
14 11 (0.24%) T-SQL
15 10 (0.21%) Ruby
16 7 (0.15%) VBA
17 6 (0.13%) C++
17 6 (0.13%) COBOL
18 4 (0.086%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1647 (35.34%) Cisco Certification
2 1101 (23.63%) CCNP
3 895 (19.21%) CCNA
4 436 (9.36%) Degree
5 413 (8.86%) Microsoft Certification
6 335 (7.19%) CCIE
7 282 (6.05%) MCSE
8 219 (4.70%) Security Cleared
9 164 (3.52%) SC Cleared
10 162 (3.48%) MCP
11 158 (3.39%) ITIL Certification
12 154 (3.30%) MCSA
13 105 (2.25%) CCDP
14 88 (1.89%) DV Cleared
14 88 (1.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 77 (1.65%) CISSP
16 69 (1.48%) CCSA
16 69 (1.48%) CCSE
17 66 (1.42%) MCITP
18 53 (1.14%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 304 (6.52%) SLA
2 118 (2.53%) PCI DSS
3 61 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 30 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 25 (0.54%) QA
6 13 (0.28%) ISO27002
7 7 (0.15%) PMBOK
7 7 (0.15%) PMO
8 5 (0.11%) ISO 9001
8 5 (0.11%) JSP 440
9 3 (0.064%) Cyber Essentials
9 3 (0.064%) ISO22301
10 2 (0.043%) Disclosure Scotland
11 1 (0.021%) COBIT
11 1 (0.021%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.021%) GPG13
11 1 (0.021%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.021%) SDET
11 1 (0.021%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 1358 (29.14%) Active Directory
2 966 (20.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 586 (12.58%) Hyper-V
4 141 (3.03%) XenApp
5 140 (3.00%) vSphere
6 102 (2.19%) VMware ESX
7 83 (1.78%) VMware ESXi
8 70 (1.50%) NFS
9 66 (1.42%) Virtual Servers
10 65 (1.39%) KVM
11 63 (1.35%) Xen
12 57 (1.22%) XenDesktop
13 55 (1.18%) Oracle RAC
14 52 (1.12%) SRDF
14 52 (1.12%) Terminal Services
15 49 (1.05%) XenServer
16 36 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
17 32 (0.69%) ProxySG
18 27 (0.58%) Firmware
19 23 (0.49%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 230 (4.94%) SCCM
2 109 (2.34%) Cisco Prime
3 106 (2.27%) Puppet
4 100 (2.15%) Cisco CUCM
5 91 (1.95%) Nagios
6 76 (1.63%) SCOM
7 69 (1.48%) FortiGate
8 59 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
9 56 (1.20%) Ansible
10 48 (1.03%) WSUS
11 36 (0.77%) Cisco UCCX
12 33 (0.71%) Backup Exec
13 30 (0.64%) Juniper STRM
14 28 (0.60%) Norton AntiVirus
15 25 (0.54%) Cisco UCCE
16 21 (0.45%) SolarWinds Orion
17 20 (0.43%) ZABBIX
18 19 (0.41%) Nessus
19 18 (0.39%) AirWatch
20 17 (0.36%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 2606 (55.92%) Cisco
2 1406 (30.17%) VMware
3 1395 (29.94%) Microsoft
4 736 (15.79%) Juniper
5 573 (12.30%) CheckPoint
6 483 (10.36%) Citrix
7 468 (10.04%) F5
8 411 (8.82%) HP
9 358 (7.68%) Palo Alto
10 248 (5.32%) SolarWinds
11 226 (4.85%) NetApp
12 216 (4.64%) Avaya
13 210 (4.51%) Oracle
14 207 (4.44%) Fortinet
15 152 (3.26%) Riverbed
16 137 (2.94%) Dell
17 135 (2.90%) EMC
18 111 (2.38%) Mitel
19 104 (2.23%) Apple
20 96 (2.06%) Aruba
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £24000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
South West London
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + + Bens
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £70000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
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Manchester, Lancashire
Search Consultancy
Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum + healthcare, Training
Posted: 17 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £23000.00 per annum + Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Ripley, Derbyshire
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Central London / West End
Robert Half
Salary: £60000 - £68000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Rullion
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £35k - 50k per year
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
onezeero.
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Robert Walters
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Search Consultancy
Posted: 18 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Itecco
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum + Bonus + MORE
Posted: 12 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £21000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Exeter, Devon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Orpington, Kent
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Package
Posted: 13 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £38000.00 - £48000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £75000 per annum + Comprehensive Benefits Package
Posted: 11 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Broster Buchanan
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £45000 - £50000.00 per annum + 5k Bonus, Pension, Car
Posted: 12 hours ago
Northamptonshire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + Generous Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Company Benefits
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Kent
Talent International
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
West Malling, Kent
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £45000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
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Winchester, Hampshire
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Broxbourne, Hertfordshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: to £45,000 + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday