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The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Central London 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 12 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
London > Central London
6 months to
12 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 137 179 120
Rank change year-on-year +42 -59 +43
Permanent jobs citing WAN 187 87 143
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Central London 2.17% 1.32% 2.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.40% 13.22% 17.23%
Number of salaries quoted 163 80 130
10th Percentile £47,500 £34,300 £36,900
25th Percentile £56,250 £45,750 £51,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,263 £55,000 £72,500
Median % change year-on-year +22.30% -24.14% +45.00%
75th Percentile £80,000 £75,625 £83,750
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £85,250
London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% -8.33% +20.00%

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 advertised in Central London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Central London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 874 658 830
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 10.13% 10.00% 13.84%
Number of salaries quoted 719 582 728
10th Percentile £35,075 £35,000 £36,250
25th Percentile £47,500 £45,000 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.17% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £100,000 £88,750
London median annual salary £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +9.09%

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing WAN as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for WAN in Central London

WAN
Salary Trend in Central London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing WAN in Central London.

Salary trend for WAN in Central London

WAN
Salary Histogram in Central London

Salary distribution for jobs citing WAN in Central London over the 6 months to 12 August 2022.

Salary histogram for WAN in Central London

WAN
Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Central London region over the 6 months to 12 August 2022. 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
Jobs
City of London +29 138 £70,000 +16.67% 15
West End of London +17 15 £63,750 +9.68%
City of Westminster +12 10 £62,500 +13.64%
Camden - 6 £57,500 -
Southwark 0 4 £80,000 +6.67%
Kensington and Chelsea -2 1 £56,500 +2.73%
WAN
London

For the 6 months to 12 August 2022, 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 across the Central London region with a requirement for WAN.

1 124 (66.31%) LAN
2 102 (54.55%) Cisco
3 98 (52.41%) Azure
4 81 (43.32%) Firewall
5 79 (42.25%) Cisco Certification
6 69 (36.90%) Microsoft 365
7 68 (36.36%) Social Skills
8 66 (35.29%) CCNP
9 65 (34.76%) Microsoft
10 59 (31.55%) Windows
10 59 (31.55%) Data Centre
11 54 (28.88%) VPN
12 47 (25.13%) Active Directory
12 47 (25.13%) Palo Alto
13 44 (23.53%) VMware
14 42 (22.46%) CCNA
14 42 (22.46%) AWS
15 40 (21.39%) BGP
16 38 (20.32%) Degree
16 38 (20.32%) MPLS
16 38 (20.32%) Ansible
17 37 (19.79%) Wireless
18 36 (19.25%) VMware Infrastructure
18 36 (19.25%) Business Continuity
19 35 (18.72%) Problem Management
19 35 (18.72%) TCP/IP
19 35 (18.72%) Citrix
19 35 (18.72%) ITIL
20 34 (18.18%) CCIE
20 34 (18.18%) Project Management

WAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London 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 15 (8.02%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.67%) IIS
3 1 (0.53%) Apache
3 1 (0.53%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.53%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 15 (8.02%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.60%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.67%) SAP GTS
2 2 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.07%) Toggl
3 1 (0.53%) Fidessa
3 1 (0.53%) SAP CAR
3 1 (0.53%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 98 (52.41%) Azure
2 69 (36.90%) Microsoft 365
3 42 (22.46%) AWS
4 31 (16.58%) SaaS
5 29 (15.51%) Azure Active Directory
6 25 (13.37%) PaaS
7 21 (11.23%) Azure Monitor
7 21 (11.23%) Azure Sentinel
8 11 (5.88%) Mimecast
9 9 (4.81%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (2.14%) AWS Direct Connect
11 3 (1.60%) IaaS
12 2 (1.07%) Amazon ELB
12 2 (1.07%) Google Workspace
12 2 (1.07%) Lucidchart
12 2 (1.07%) OneDrive
12 2 (1.07%) Route 53
12 2 (1.07%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 1 (0.53%) Azure Logic Apps
13 1 (0.53%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 124 (66.31%) LAN
2 81 (43.32%) Firewall
3 54 (28.88%) VPN
4 40 (21.39%) BGP
5 38 (20.32%) MPLS
6 37 (19.79%) Wireless
7 35 (18.72%) TCP/IP
8 32 (17.11%) SD-WAN
9 30 (16.04%) OSPF
10 29 (15.51%) Wi-Fi
11 27 (14.44%) DNS
12 26 (13.90%) DHCP
13 24 (12.83%) Network Security
14 18 (9.63%) Cisco ISE
15 15 (8.02%) Internet
16 14 (7.49%) Cisco ASA
16 14 (7.49%) Cisco Nexus
16 14 (7.49%) SSL
16 14 (7.49%) VLAN
16 14 (7.49%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.81%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.60%) MySQL
2 3 (1.60%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.53%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.53%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.07%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.53%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.53%) JIRA
General
1 68 (36.36%) Social Skills
2 27 (14.44%) Finance
3 26 (13.90%) Presentation Skills
4 12 (6.42%) Law
5 11 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (4.28%) Organisational Skills
7 7 (3.74%) Telecoms
8 5 (2.67%) Marketing
8 5 (2.67%) Retail
9 4 (2.14%) Banking
9 4 (2.14%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 4 (2.14%) Legal
10 3 (1.60%) Advertising
10 3 (1.60%) Influencing Skills
10 3 (1.60%) Public Sector
11 1 (0.53%) Billing
11 1 (0.53%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 78 (41.71%) Network Engineer
2 39 (20.86%) Senior Network Engineer
3 28 (14.97%) Analyst
4 24 (12.83%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 16 (8.56%) Architect
6 13 (6.95%) IT Manager
7 11 (5.88%) IT Engineer
7 11 (5.88%) Lead Network Engineer
8 10 (5.35%) Network Manager
8 10 (5.35%) Senior Analyst
8 10 (5.35%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
9 9 (4.81%) Network Security Engineer
9 9 (4.81%) Security Engineer
10 8 (4.28%) Operations Engineer
11 7 (3.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 7 (3.74%) Network Operations Engineer
11 7 (3.74%) Security Manager
12 6 (3.21%) Azure Architect
12 6 (3.21%) Infrastructure Manager
12 6 (3.21%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.14%) Web Services
2 3 (1.60%) JSON
3 2 (1.07%) 802.1X
3 2 (1.07%) Middleware
4 1 (0.53%) .NET
4 1 (0.53%) LDAP
4 1 (0.53%) SAML
4 1 (0.53%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 59 (31.55%) Data Centre
2 27 (14.44%) Public Cloud
3 10 (5.35%) User Experience
4 8 (4.28%) Hybrid Cloud
5 6 (3.21%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.14%) Life Science
6 4 (2.14%) Virtual Team
7 3 (1.60%) Cloud Native
7 3 (1.60%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (1.60%) PKI
7 3 (1.60%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (1.60%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.07%) IVR
8 2 (1.07%) Renewable Energy
9 1 (0.53%) Blockchain
9 1 (0.53%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.53%) Eurex
9 1 (0.53%) IoT
9 1 (0.53%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 59 (31.55%) Windows
2 32 (17.11%) Windows Server 2012
3 31 (16.58%) Windows Server 2016
4 26 (13.90%) Linux
5 18 (9.63%) Windows 10
6 16 (8.56%) Windows Server
7 8 (4.28%) Windows Server 2019
8 6 (3.21%) Mac OS X
8 6 (3.21%) Unix
9 2 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.53%) Android
10 1 (0.53%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.53%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.53%) Solaris
10 1 (0.53%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (19.25%) Business Continuity
2 35 (18.72%) ITIL
2 35 (18.72%) Problem Management
3 34 (18.18%) Project Management
4 32 (17.11%) Change Management
5 28 (14.97%) Disaster Recovery
6 25 (13.37%) Cybersecurity
7 21 (11.23%) Infrastructure Management
8 20 (10.70%) Mentoring
9 19 (10.16%) Network Virtualisation
9 19 (10.16%) Problem-Solving
10 18 (9.63%) Migration
11 16 (8.56%) Data Loss Prevention
11 16 (8.56%) Incident Management
11 16 (8.56%) Information Security
12 14 (7.49%) Service Delivery
13 13 (6.95%) Computer Science
13 13 (6.95%) Technology Transformation
13 13 (6.95%) Time Management
14 12 (6.42%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (12.30%) Python
2 8 (4.28%) SQL
3 7 (3.74%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.07%) Bash
5 1 (0.53%) C
5 1 (0.53%) C#
5 1 (0.53%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.53%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.53%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 79 (42.25%) Cisco Certification
2 66 (35.29%) CCNP
3 42 (22.46%) CCNA
4 38 (20.32%) Degree
5 34 (18.18%) CCIE
6 23 (12.30%) Security Cleared
7 21 (11.23%) SC Cleared
8 12 (6.42%) Microsoft Certification
9 10 (5.35%) CISSP
10 8 (4.28%) Computer Science Degree
11 5 (2.67%) A+ Certification
11 5 (2.67%) Master's Degree
11 5 (2.67%) SSCP
11 5 (2.67%) TOGAF Certification
12 4 (2.14%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (1.60%) CCA
13 3 (1.60%) Citrix Certification
13 3 (1.60%) DBS Check
13 3 (1.60%) JNCIA
13 3 (1.60%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (3.74%) Cyber Essentials
2 7 (3.74%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 7 (3.74%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.60%) PMO
3 3 (1.60%) SLA
4 2 (1.07%) GDPR
System Software
1 47 (25.13%) Active Directory
2 36 (19.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (11.76%) VMware NSX
4 6 (3.21%) Virtual Servers
5 5 (2.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 5 (2.67%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (2.67%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (2.14%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.07%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (1.07%) vSphere
7 2 (1.07%) XenApp
8 1 (0.53%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.53%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 1 (0.53%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 38 (20.32%) Ansible
2 32 (17.11%) SCCM
3 21 (11.23%) SCOM
3 21 (11.23%) SCSM
4 14 (7.49%) Terraform
5 12 (6.42%) Microsoft Intune
6 7 (3.74%) FortiGate
7 6 (3.21%) vCenter Server
8 5 (2.67%) TrustSec
9 3 (1.60%) Kubernetes
10 2 (1.07%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 2 (1.07%) QRadar
10 2 (1.07%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (1.07%) vRealize
11 1 (0.53%) Avamar
11 1 (0.53%) EdgeSight
11 1 (0.53%) Forum Sentry
11 1 (0.53%) Packer
11 1 (0.53%) Salt
11 1 (0.53%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 102 (54.55%) Cisco
2 65 (34.76%) Microsoft
3 47 (25.13%) Palo Alto
4 44 (23.53%) VMware
5 35 (18.72%) Citrix
6 32 (17.11%) Fortinet
7 31 (16.58%) F5
8 30 (16.04%) Meraki
9 23 (12.30%) CheckPoint
9 23 (12.30%) SolarWinds
10 16 (8.56%) Riverbed
11 15 (8.02%) Juniper
11 15 (8.02%) Zscaler
12 12 (6.42%) Aruba
13 8 (4.28%) Arista
13 8 (4.28%) Mitel
14 7 (3.74%) Sophos
15 6 (3.21%) Forcepoint
15 6 (3.21%) HP
15 6 (3.21%) SAP