Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
London > Central London
6 months to
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 134 100 135
Rank change year-on-year -34 +35 +12
Permanent jobs citing WAN 346 380 370
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 2.45% 3.04% 2.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.40% 17.98% 15.26%
Number of salaries quoted 304 357 306
Central London median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.55% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £84,250 £76,750 £78,125
London median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £54,000
% change year-on-year -4.55% +1.85% +8.00%

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 1,989 2,114 2,425
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 14.09% 16.94% 15.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1,755 1,893 2,061
Central London median annual salary £55,500 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.71% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,500 £31,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £78,750 £77,500
London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £53,000
% change year-on-year - +3.77% +6.00%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -36 257 £52,000 -13.33% 43
West End of London -30 15 £47,500 +37.68% 5
Kensington and Chelsea - 13 £52,500 -
Southwark - 10 £50,000 -
City of Westminster -2 7 £70,000 +100.00%
Camden +5 1 - -
WAN
London

For the 6 months to 19 September 2018, 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.

1 260 (75.14%) LAN
2 192 (55.49%) Cisco
3 170 (49.13%) Firewall
4 146 (42.20%) Windows
5 138 (39.88%) Microsoft
6 112 (32.37%) VPN
7 110 (31.79%) VMware
8 109 (31.50%) Finance
8 109 (31.50%) Cisco Certification
9 103 (29.77%) DNS
10 102 (29.48%) TCP/IP
10 102 (29.48%) Active Directory
11 93 (26.88%) CCNP
12 84 (24.28%) CheckPoint
13 82 (23.70%) Office 365
14 80 (23.12%) VMware Infrastructure
15 75 (21.68%) ITIL
16 74 (21.39%) Windows Server 2012
17 72 (20.81%) MPLS
18 71 (20.52%) BGP
19 69 (19.94%) Cisco Nexus
20 66 (19.08%) F5
20 66 (19.08%) Windows Server
21 65 (18.79%) DHCP
22 64 (18.50%) OSPF
23 63 (18.21%) Windows Server 2008
24 62 (17.92%) Wireless
25 59 (17.05%) Cisco IOS
26 58 (16.76%) VLAN
26 58 (16.76%) Microsoft Azure

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 53 (15.32%) MS Exchange
2 33 (9.54%) Skype for Business
3 28 (8.09%) Exchange Server 2010
4 26 (7.51%) Exchange Server 2013
5 17 (4.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 13 (3.76%) SharePoint
7 6 (1.73%) OpenStack
8 5 (1.45%) IIS
9 4 (1.16%) CMS
9 4 (1.16%) nginx
10 3 (0.87%) Apache
10 3 (0.87%) JBoss
10 3 (0.87%) WordPress
11 2 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.58%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.29%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 47 (13.58%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (2.89%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (2.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (1.73%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 9 (2.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.02%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 82 (23.70%) Office 365
2 58 (16.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 49 (14.16%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (4.91%) Mimecast
5 12 (3.47%) IaaS
5 12 (3.47%) SaaS
6 8 (2.31%) PaaS
7 7 (2.02%) AWS CloudFormation
7 7 (2.02%) G Suite
7 7 (2.02%) Slack
8 4 (1.16%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (1.16%) AWS Lambda
8 4 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (1.16%) Serverless
9 3 (0.87%) CloudFront
9 3 (0.87%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.58%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.58%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.29%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 260 (75.14%) LAN
2 170 (49.13%) Firewall
3 112 (32.37%) VPN
4 103 (29.77%) DNS
5 102 (29.48%) TCP/IP
6 72 (20.81%) MPLS
7 71 (20.52%) BGP
8 69 (19.94%) Cisco Nexus
9 65 (18.79%) DHCP
10 64 (18.50%) OSPF
11 62 (17.92%) Wireless
12 59 (17.05%) Cisco IOS
13 58 (16.76%) VLAN
14 53 (15.32%) Cisco ASA
14 53 (15.32%) Network Security
15 47 (13.58%) WLAN
16 46 (13.29%) VoIP
17 43 (12.43%) NX-OS
18 42 (12.14%) SAN
19 34 (9.83%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (11.56%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.47%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (3.18%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (2.60%) Amazon RDS
5 7 (2.02%) MS Access
6 5 (1.45%) MySQL
7 2 (0.58%) Big Data
7 2 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.58%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (0.58%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (0.29%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.29%) DB2
8 1 (0.29%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.29%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.29%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.29%) Redis
8 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (2.89%) Sonatype Nexus
2 4 (1.16%) JIRA
3 3 (0.87%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.87%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.87%) PEAR
3 3 (0.87%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 109 (31.50%) Finance
2 41 (11.85%) Legal
3 37 (10.69%) Banking
3 37 (10.69%) Telecoms
4 36 (10.40%) Law
5 24 (6.94%) Financial Institution
6 15 (4.34%) Advertising
7 7 (2.02%) Front Office
8 6 (1.73%) Retail
9 4 (1.16%) Back Office
9 4 (1.16%) Marketing
10 3 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.87%) Publishing
11 1 (0.29%) Games
Job Titles
1 82 (23.70%) Analyst
1 82 (23.70%) Network Engineer
2 61 (17.63%) Support Engineer
3 31 (8.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 27 (7.80%) Senior Network Engineer
5 26 (7.51%) Cisco Engineer
6 24 (6.94%) Support Analyst
7 23 (6.65%) IT Engineer
8 22 (6.36%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 22 (6.36%) Network Security Specialist
8 22 (6.36%) Security Specialist
9 21 (6.07%) Network Specialist
10 18 (5.20%) IT Support
10 18 (5.20%) Senior Cisco Engineer
11 16 (4.62%) Administrator
11 16 (4.62%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 16 (4.62%) Infrastructure Specialist
11 16 (4.62%) IT Support Engineer
11 16 (4.62%) Security Analyst
12 15 (4.34%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (6.65%) 802.1X
2 10 (2.89%) FIX Protocol
3 9 (2.60%) X-Windows
4 6 (1.73%) LDAP
4 6 (1.73%) Middleware
5 5 (1.45%) Web Services
6 2 (0.58%) XMPP
7 1 (0.29%) .NET
7 1 (0.29%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.29%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (0.29%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (0.29%) ServiceStack
Miscellaneous
1 53 (15.32%) Data Centre
2 31 (8.96%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (8.67%) Management Information System
4 12 (3.47%) Computer Science
5 11 (3.18%) Video Conferencing
6 10 (2.89%) Enterprise Cloud
7 9 (2.60%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 9 (2.60%) Self-Motivation
8 8 (2.31%) Hedge funds
9 7 (2.02%) Fintech
9 7 (2.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 7 (2.02%) Private Cloud
10 6 (1.73%) BYOD
10 6 (1.73%) Clustering
10 6 (1.73%) Derivative
10 6 (1.73%) Fixed Income
10 6 (1.73%) Reinsurance
11 5 (1.45%) Blackberry
11 5 (1.45%) Equity Derivative
11 5 (1.45%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 146 (42.20%) Windows
2 74 (21.39%) Windows Server 2012
3 66 (19.08%) Windows Server
4 63 (18.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 46 (13.29%) Linux
6 43 (12.43%) Windows 10
6 43 (12.43%) Windows 7
7 17 (4.91%) Unix
8 15 (4.34%) CentOS
9 12 (3.47%) Android
9 12 (3.47%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (2.89%) HPUX
10 10 (2.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (2.60%) AIX
11 9 (2.60%) Windows XP
12 7 (2.02%) Mac OS X
13 6 (1.73%) Mac OS
13 6 (1.73%) Windows 8
14 5 (1.45%) Solaris
15 2 (0.58%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (21.68%) ITIL
2 46 (13.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 39 (11.27%) Problem-Solving
4 30 (8.67%) Network Design
5 26 (7.51%) Service Management
6 25 (7.23%) Load Balancing
7 24 (6.94%) Kalman Filter
8 22 (6.36%) ITSM
9 17 (4.91%) Service Delivery
10 16 (4.62%) Continuous Improvement
10 16 (4.62%) Network Architecture
10 16 (4.62%) Presales
11 15 (4.34%) Information Security
11 15 (4.34%) Open Source
11 15 (4.34%) Problem Management
11 15 (4.34%) Root Cause Analysis
12 14 (4.05%) DevOps
12 14 (4.05%) Migration
12 14 (4.05%) Network Monitoring
13 12 (3.47%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 56 (16.18%) SQL
2 51 (14.74%) PowerShell
3 27 (7.80%) Python
4 10 (2.89%) C
5 8 (2.31%) Bash Shell
6 5 (1.45%) T-SQL
7 4 (1.16%) C-shell
7 4 (1.16%) Korn
7 4 (1.16%) Perl
8 3 (0.87%) Java
9 1 (0.29%) C#
9 1 (0.29%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 109 (31.50%) Cisco Certification
2 93 (26.88%) CCNP
3 47 (13.58%) CCIE
4 41 (11.85%) CCNA
5 35 (10.12%) Degree
6 30 (8.67%) Microsoft Certification
7 29 (8.38%) MCSE
8 21 (6.07%) CCSA
9 15 (4.34%) CISSP
10 14 (4.05%) CCSE
11 10 (2.89%) MCSA
12 9 (2.60%) CISM
13 8 (2.31%) CCDP
13 8 (2.31%) DV Cleared
13 8 (2.31%) Security Cleared
14 7 (2.02%) CCDA
15 5 (1.45%) Computer Science Degree
15 5 (1.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 4 (1.16%) JNCIA
16 4 (1.16%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (3.18%) Cyber Essentials
2 11 (3.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 10 (2.89%) SLA
4 8 (2.31%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.87%) GDPR
6 2 (0.58%) COBIT
6 2 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.58%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.29%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 102 (29.48%) Active Directory
2 80 (23.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (8.38%) Hyper-V
4 22 (6.36%) XenApp
5 20 (5.78%) XenDesktop
6 12 (3.47%) DFS Replication
7 10 (2.89%) XenServer
8 9 (2.60%) ProxySG
9 7 (2.02%) Virtual Desktop
10 5 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (1.45%) vSphere
11 3 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (0.87%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.58%) RHEV
12 2 (0.58%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.29%) Docker
13 1 (0.29%) KVM
13 1 (0.29%) VirtualBox
13 1 (0.29%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 22 (6.36%) Puppet
2 18 (5.20%) Cisco CUCM
3 16 (4.62%) Ansible
4 12 (3.47%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (3.18%) SCCM
5 11 (3.18%) Terraform
6 10 (2.89%) FortiGate
6 10 (2.89%) Microsoft Intune
7 8 (2.31%) AirWatch
8 7 (2.02%) SCOM
9 6 (1.73%) Backup Exec
9 6 (1.73%) SolarWinds Orion
9 6 (1.73%) TrustSec
10 5 (1.45%) Cisco Prime
10 5 (1.45%) Jamf Pro
10 5 (1.45%) Single Sign-On
11 4 (1.16%) Nagios
12 3 (0.87%) EMC NetWorker
12 3 (0.87%) Stealthwatch
13 2 (0.58%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 192 (55.49%) Cisco
2 138 (39.88%) Microsoft
3 110 (31.79%) VMware
4 84 (24.28%) CheckPoint
5 66 (19.08%) F5
6 49 (14.16%) Citrix
7 48 (13.87%) Juniper
8 35 (10.12%) Palo Alto
9 27 (7.80%) SolarWinds
10 23 (6.65%) Riverbed
11 21 (6.07%) Blue Coat
11 21 (6.07%) Oracle
12 19 (5.49%) Red Hat
13 18 (5.20%) Apple
13 18 (5.20%) HP
14 16 (4.62%) Infoblox
15 15 (4.34%) NetApp
16 14 (4.05%) ServiceNow
16 14 (4.05%) Zscaler
17 13 (3.76%) Google