Period
to 17 January 2018

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

Wide Area Network (WAN)
London > Central London
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 141 131 165
Rank change year-on-year -10 +34 -64
Permanent jobs citing WAN 324 307 332
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 2.25% 2.36% 1.95%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.01% 13.95% 13.40%
Number of salaries quoted 299 260 309
Central London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £31,750 £26,250 £27,700
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £82,500
London median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +3.09%

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 2,158 2,201 2,477
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 14.96% 16.94% 14.56%
Number of salaries quoted 1,930 1,935 2,145
Central London median annual salary £52,500 £53,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.87% +7.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,125 £78,750 £80,000
London median annual salary £55,000 £54,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.85% +8.00% +4.17%

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

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

Job vacancy trend for WAN in Central London

WAN
Salary Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing WAN in Central London.

Salary trend for WAN in Central London

WAN
Salary Histogram in Central London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in Central London over the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

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 17 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
City of London 0 234 £57,500 +15.00% 34
West End of London -3 15 £52,500 +5.00% 9
City of Westminster +3 12 £55,000 +161.90%
Southwark - 8 £60,000 -
Camden +8 5 £40,800 +29.52%
Kensington and Chelsea +6 2 £33,500 -8.22%
WAN
London

For the 6 months to 17 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 across the Central London region with a requirement for WAN.

1 278 (85.80%) LAN
2 141 (43.52%) Firewall
3 132 (40.74%) Cisco
4 127 (39.20%) Active Directory
5 126 (38.89%) Microsoft
6 124 (38.27%) Windows
7 108 (33.33%) VMware
8 104 (32.10%) DNS
9 98 (30.25%) Finance
10 95 (29.32%) VPN
11 88 (27.16%) ITIL
12 82 (25.31%) Data Centre
13 79 (24.38%) DHCP
14 72 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
14 72 (22.22%) Windows Server
15 66 (20.37%) Cisco Certification
15 66 (20.37%) Microsoft Azure
15 66 (20.37%) Office 365
16 63 (19.44%) MS Exchange
17 62 (19.14%) Citrix
18 61 (18.83%) TCP/IP
19 50 (15.43%) Wireless
20 49 (15.12%) CCNP
20 49 (15.12%) Network Security
21 45 (13.89%) Linux
22 44 (13.58%) Agile Software Development
23 43 (13.27%) SAN
24 41 (12.65%) MPLS
24 41 (12.65%) Amazon AWS
25 37 (11.42%) 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 63 (19.44%) MS Exchange
2 27 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 24 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2013
4 17 (5.25%) IIS
4 17 (5.25%) Skype for Business
5 15 (4.63%) Confluence
6 12 (3.70%) SharePoint
7 7 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (1.54%) OpenStack
9 4 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (0.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (0.93%) CMS
11 2 (0.62%) Apache
11 2 (0.62%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.31%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 22 (6.79%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.23%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.93%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 66 (20.37%) Microsoft Azure
1 66 (20.37%) Office 365
2 41 (12.65%) Amazon AWS
3 27 (8.33%) IaaS
4 21 (6.48%) PaaS
5 16 (4.94%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (1.54%) SaaS
7 4 (1.23%) G Suite
7 4 (1.23%) Mimecast
8 3 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.31%) Akamai
9 1 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.31%) GitHub
9 1 (0.31%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 1 (0.31%) Twilio
9 1 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 278 (85.80%) LAN
2 141 (43.52%) Firewall
3 104 (32.10%) DNS
4 95 (29.32%) VPN
5 79 (24.38%) DHCP
6 61 (18.83%) TCP/IP
7 50 (15.43%) Wireless
8 49 (15.12%) Network Security
9 43 (13.27%) SAN
10 41 (12.65%) MPLS
11 37 (11.42%) BGP
11 37 (11.42%) VLAN
12 35 (10.80%) Wi-Fi
13 33 (10.19%) Internet
13 33 (10.19%) VoIP
14 30 (9.26%) Cisco ASA
15 29 (8.95%) Cisco IOS
16 28 (8.64%) DMZ
17 27 (8.33%) OSPF
18 22 (6.79%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (11.42%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (0.93%) MySQL
3 3 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.62%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.31%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (0.31%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.31%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.31%) Power BI
5 1 (0.31%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 16 (4.94%) Git (software)
2 15 (4.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 15 (4.63%) JIRA
2 15 (4.63%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (0.31%) Liquibase
3 1 (0.31%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.31%) Subversion
3 1 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.31%) Travis CI
General
1 98 (30.25%) Finance
2 15 (4.63%) Banking
3 13 (4.01%) Law
4 11 (3.40%) Legal
4 11 (3.40%) Telecoms
5 7 (2.16%) Financial Institution
6 6 (1.85%) Advertising
6 6 (1.85%) Retail
7 5 (1.54%) Back Office
8 4 (1.23%) Dutch Language
8 4 (1.23%) French Language
8 4 (1.23%) Front Office
8 4 (1.23%) Publishing
8 4 (1.23%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.31%) German Language
9 1 (0.31%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.31%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 67 (20.68%) Network Engineer
2 50 (15.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 40 (12.35%) Analyst
4 36 (11.11%) Support Engineer
5 29 (8.95%) Architect
6 26 (8.02%) Infrastructure Manager
7 22 (6.79%) Project Manager
8 20 (6.17%) Administrator
8 20 (6.17%) Cloud Engineer
9 18 (5.56%) IT Manager
10 16 (4.94%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 16 (4.94%) Infrastructure Specialist
11 15 (4.63%) Azure Engineer
11 15 (4.63%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
12 14 (4.32%) Consultant
12 14 (4.32%) Infrastructure Architect
12 14 (4.32%) Systems Administrator
13 13 (4.01%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 12 (3.70%) Azure DevOps
14 12 (3.70%) Cloud Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (5.25%) .NET
2 10 (3.09%) SOAP
2 10 (3.09%) XML
3 9 (2.78%) FIX Protocol
4 7 (2.16%) 802.1X
5 5 (1.54%) Web Services
5 5 (1.54%) XMPP
6 3 (0.93%) JSON
7 1 (0.31%) Ajax
7 1 (0.31%) CSS
7 1 (0.31%) Kafka
7 1 (0.31%) Node.js
7 1 (0.31%) React
7 1 (0.31%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 82 (25.31%) Data Centre
2 23 (7.10%) Computer Science
3 16 (4.94%) Public Cloud
4 14 (4.32%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (4.01%) Management Information System
6 12 (3.70%) Cyberthreat
7 10 (3.09%) Video Conferencing
8 8 (2.47%) Hedge funds
9 7 (2.16%) Clustering
9 7 (2.16%) Driving Licence
9 7 (2.16%) Fixed Income
9 7 (2.16%) Replication
10 6 (1.85%) Private Cloud
11 5 (1.54%) Blackberry
11 5 (1.54%) Client/Server
12 4 (1.23%) CMDB
13 3 (0.93%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 3 (0.93%) FlexPod
13 3 (0.93%) VxBlock/Vblock
14 2 (0.62%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 124 (38.27%) Windows
2 72 (22.22%) Windows Server
3 45 (13.89%) Linux
4 33 (10.19%) Windows Server 2012
5 32 (9.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 29 (8.95%) Windows 7
7 20 (6.17%) Unix
8 16 (4.94%) Windows 10
9 14 (4.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (2.78%) Windows 8
11 5 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (1.23%) AIX
12 4 (1.23%) Apple iOS
12 4 (1.23%) HPUX
12 4 (1.23%) Mac OS
12 4 (1.23%) Solaris
12 4 (1.23%) SUSE
13 3 (0.93%) Android
13 3 (0.93%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.31%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (27.16%) ITIL
2 44 (13.58%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (11.42%) Project Management
4 29 (8.95%) Incident Management
5 28 (8.64%) PRINCE2
6 27 (8.33%) Change Management
7 23 (7.10%) DevOps
8 22 (6.79%) Load Balancing
8 22 (6.79%) Presales
9 21 (6.48%) Cybersecurity
9 21 (6.48%) Network Monitoring
10 18 (5.56%) Network Design
11 17 (5.25%) Change Control
11 17 (5.25%) Continuous Integration
11 17 (5.25%) Kalman Filter
12 16 (4.94%) High Availability
12 16 (4.94%) Service Management
13 15 (4.63%) BDD
13 15 (4.63%) Patch Management
13 15 (4.63%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 28 (8.64%) PowerShell
2 24 (7.41%) SQL
3 18 (5.56%) Java
4 9 (2.78%) Bash Shell
4 9 (2.78%) Python
5 8 (2.47%) Perl
6 6 (1.85%) Shell Script
7 5 (1.54%) C
7 5 (1.54%) VBScript
8 2 (0.62%) C#
9 1 (0.31%) C-shell
9 1 (0.31%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.31%) Korn
9 1 (0.31%) Scala
9 1 (0.31%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.31%) VB
Qualifications
1 66 (20.37%) Cisco Certification
2 49 (15.12%) CCNP
3 29 (8.95%) Degree
4 28 (8.64%) CCNA
5 25 (7.72%) Microsoft Certification
6 21 (6.48%) Computer Science Degree
7 18 (5.56%) MCSE
8 17 (5.25%) CCIE
9 10 (3.09%) CCDP
10 9 (2.78%) MCSA
11 8 (2.47%) Numerate Degree
12 6 (1.85%) CCDA
12 6 (1.85%) CCSA
12 6 (1.85%) MCP
12 6 (1.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 4 (1.23%) CISSP
14 3 (0.93%) Check Point Certification
14 3 (0.93%) JNCIA
14 3 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 3 (0.93%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (5.86%) SLA
2 2 (0.62%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.31%) COBIT
3 1 (0.31%) GDPR
3 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.31%) Solvency II
System Software
1 127 (39.20%) Active Directory
2 72 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (8.02%) Hyper-V
4 22 (6.79%) vSphere
4 22 (6.79%) XenApp
5 21 (6.48%) Docker
6 15 (4.63%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (3.40%) Terminal Services
7 11 (3.40%) XenDesktop
8 7 (2.16%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (0.93%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.62%) Firmware
10 2 (0.62%) XenServer
11 1 (0.31%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 27 (8.33%) SCCM
2 26 (8.02%) Puppet
3 7 (2.16%) Cisco CUCM
3 7 (2.16%) Nagios
4 6 (1.85%) Ansible
4 6 (1.85%) WSUS
5 5 (1.54%) Failover Clustering
6 4 (1.23%) Salt
6 4 (1.23%) vRealize
7 3 (0.93%) Backup Exec
7 3 (0.93%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 3 (0.93%) Grafana
7 3 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.93%) SCOM
7 3 (0.93%) vCenter Server
8 2 (0.62%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.31%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.31%) ITRS Geneos
9 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.31%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 132 (40.74%) Cisco
2 126 (38.89%) Microsoft
3 108 (33.33%) VMware
4 62 (19.14%) Citrix
5 33 (10.19%) Juniper
6 28 (8.64%) CheckPoint
7 26 (8.02%) F5
7 26 (8.02%) Palo Alto
8 24 (7.41%) Splunk
9 19 (5.86%) IBM
10 17 (5.25%) Apple
10 17 (5.25%) Meraki
11 16 (4.94%) SolarWinds
12 15 (4.63%) HP
13 10 (3.09%) ServiceNow
14 7 (2.16%) Ivanti
14 7 (2.16%) Red Hat
14 7 (2.16%) Riverbed
15 6 (1.85%) Brocade
15 6 (1.85%) Google