Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
London > Central London
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 154 140 142
Rank change year-on-year -14 +2 +19
Permanent jobs citing WAN 296 328 316
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 2.19% 2.30% 2.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.95% 15.65% 14.50%
Number of salaries quoted 265 304 267
Central London median annual salary £52,000 £52,875 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.65% -3.86% +2.33%
10th Percentile £29,500 £31,625 £29,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £80,000 £78,750
London median annual salary £52,500 £54,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -2.78% +2.86% +0.96%

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 1,746 2,096 2,179
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 12.94% 14.67% 15.82%
Number of salaries quoted 1,556 1,853 1,886
Central London median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £54,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% -3.23% +6.37%
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,250 £29,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
London median annual salary £55,000 £53,500 £53,139
% change year-on-year +2.80% +0.68% +6.28%

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 11 December 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 11 December 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 -35 213 £50,000 -11.89% 42
Southwark +99 14 £66,250 +10.42%
City of Westminster -7 13 £36,500 -8.75%
West End of London -16 11 £52,500 +16.67% 1
Kensington and Chelsea +3 10 £52,500 +56.72%
Camden +4 3 £53,000 +13.61%
WAN
London

For the 6 months to 11 December 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.

1 240 (81.08%) LAN
2 152 (51.35%) Cisco
3 143 (48.31%) Firewall
4 136 (45.95%) Windows
5 105 (35.47%) Microsoft
6 101 (34.12%) Active Directory
7 89 (30.07%) VPN
8 88 (29.73%) Cisco Certification
9 87 (29.39%) TCP/IP
10 79 (26.69%) Finance
11 76 (25.68%) CCNP
12 74 (25.00%) VMware
13 71 (23.99%) CheckPoint
14 68 (22.97%) DNS
15 65 (21.96%) BGP
16 61 (20.61%) OSPF
16 61 (20.61%) Windows Server 2012
17 60 (20.27%) Windows Server
17 60 (20.27%) MPLS
18 58 (19.59%) VMware Infrastructure
19 57 (19.26%) Office 365
20 56 (18.92%) SQL
21 54 (18.24%) DHCP
22 52 (17.57%) Windows Server 2008
23 51 (17.23%) ITIL
24 50 (16.89%) Cisco Nexus
25 49 (16.55%) VLAN
26 48 (16.22%) Windows 7
26 48 (16.22%) Wireless
27 46 (15.54%) Infrastructure Engineering

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 36 (12.16%) MS Exchange
2 24 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2013
3 21 (7.09%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (4.73%) SharePoint
4 14 (4.73%) Skype for Business
5 11 (3.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 7 (2.36%) OpenStack
7 6 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (2.03%) IBM Notes
8 5 (1.69%) IIS
9 4 (1.35%) CMS
9 4 (1.35%) nginx
10 3 (1.01%) Apache
10 3 (1.01%) IBM Domino
10 3 (1.01%) JBoss
10 3 (1.01%) WordPress
11 2 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.34%) Commerce Server
Applications
1 30 (10.14%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (3.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (3.04%) MS Visio
4 6 (2.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (1.35%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (2.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.01%) Elite 3E
2 3 (1.01%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 57 (19.26%) Office 365
2 39 (13.18%) Amazon AWS
3 33 (11.15%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (4.39%) Mimecast
5 10 (3.38%) IaaS
5 10 (3.38%) SaaS
6 7 (2.36%) AWS CloudFormation
7 6 (2.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 5 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (1.69%) G Suite
9 3 (1.01%) Akamai
9 3 (1.01%) CloudFront
9 3 (1.01%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (1.01%) PaaS
10 2 (0.68%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.68%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.34%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.34%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 240 (81.08%) LAN
2 143 (48.31%) Firewall
3 89 (30.07%) VPN
4 87 (29.39%) TCP/IP
5 68 (22.97%) DNS
6 65 (21.96%) BGP
7 61 (20.61%) OSPF
8 60 (20.27%) MPLS
9 54 (18.24%) DHCP
10 50 (16.89%) Cisco Nexus
11 49 (16.55%) VLAN
12 48 (16.22%) Wireless
13 42 (14.19%) SAN
14 40 (13.51%) Cisco IOS
15 39 (13.18%) Internet
16 38 (12.84%) Network Security
17 37 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
18 34 (11.49%) VoIP
19 31 (10.47%) NetScaler
19 31 (10.47%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (8.78%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.72%) Amazon RDS
2 11 (3.72%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (3.38%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (1.69%) MS Access
5 4 (1.35%) MySQL
6 3 (1.01%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.68%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (0.34%) Big Data
8 1 (0.34%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.34%) DB2
8 1 (0.34%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.34%) Redis
8 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (1.01%) Hudson
1 3 (1.01%) Jenkins
1 3 (1.01%) PEAR
2 2 (0.68%) JIRA
2 2 (0.68%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.34%) Git (software)
General
1 79 (26.69%) Finance
2 35 (11.82%) Telecoms
3 34 (11.49%) Law
4 30 (10.14%) Legal
5 29 (9.80%) Banking
6 15 (5.07%) Advertising
7 13 (4.39%) Financial Institution
8 6 (2.03%) Front Office
8 6 (2.03%) Publishing
9 5 (1.69%) Retail
10 3 (1.01%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.34%) Games
11 1 (0.34%) Local Government
11 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 82 (27.70%) Network Engineer
2 48 (16.22%) Analyst
3 44 (14.86%) Support Engineer
4 27 (9.12%) IT Support
5 24 (8.11%) Senior Network Engineer
6 23 (7.77%) Support Analyst
7 22 (7.43%) Administrator
7 22 (7.43%) IT Engineer
8 21 (7.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 20 (6.76%) Consultant
10 18 (6.08%) Cisco Engineer
11 17 (5.74%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 17 (5.74%) Security Engineer
12 16 (5.41%) 3rd Line Support
12 16 (5.41%) Systems Administrator
13 15 (5.07%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 15 (5.07%) IT Support Engineer
14 14 (4.73%) Network Security Engineer
15 13 (4.39%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 13 (4.39%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.39%) 802.1X
2 6 (2.03%) Middleware
3 5 (1.69%) LDAP
3 5 (1.69%) Web Services
4 3 (1.01%) XMPP
5 2 (0.68%) ServiceStack
5 2 (0.68%) SOAP
5 2 (0.68%) XML
6 1 (0.34%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.34%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 42 (14.19%) Data Centre
2 28 (9.46%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (5.74%) Management Information System
4 11 (3.72%) Video Conferencing
5 10 (3.38%) Clustering
6 8 (2.70%) Self-Motivation
7 7 (2.36%) Replication
8 6 (2.03%) Enterprise Cloud
8 6 (2.03%) Fintech
8 6 (2.03%) Hedge funds
9 5 (1.69%) BYOD
9 5 (1.69%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 5 (1.69%) Virtual Team
10 4 (1.35%) Blackberry
10 4 (1.35%) Private Cloud
10 4 (1.35%) Renewable Energy
11 3 (1.01%) CLARiiON
11 3 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (1.01%) iPhone
11 3 (1.01%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 136 (45.95%) Windows
2 61 (20.61%) Windows Server 2012
3 60 (20.27%) Windows Server
4 52 (17.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 48 (16.22%) Windows 7
6 45 (15.20%) Windows 10
7 39 (13.18%) Linux
8 15 (5.07%) Unix
9 12 (4.05%) CentOS
10 11 (3.72%) Mac OS
10 11 (3.72%) Windows 8
11 10 (3.38%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (2.70%) Windows XP
13 7 (2.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 6 (2.03%) Android
14 6 (2.03%) HPUX
14 6 (2.03%) Solaris
15 5 (1.69%) AIX
15 5 (1.69%) Mac OS X
16 4 (1.35%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (17.23%) ITIL
2 46 (15.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 34 (11.49%) Problem-Solving
4 21 (7.09%) Network Design
5 18 (6.08%) Kalman Filter
6 17 (5.74%) Load Balancing
7 15 (5.07%) Open Source
7 15 (5.07%) Presales
7 15 (5.07%) Project Management
8 14 (4.73%) Continuous Improvement
8 14 (4.73%) DevOps
8 14 (4.73%) Migration
8 14 (4.73%) Network Architecture
8 14 (4.73%) Network Monitoring
8 14 (4.73%) Root Cause Analysis
8 14 (4.73%) Service Management
9 13 (4.39%) Asset Management
9 13 (4.39%) Network Load Balancing
9 13 (4.39%) Service Delivery
10 12 (4.05%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 56 (18.92%) SQL
2 29 (9.80%) PowerShell
3 20 (6.76%) Python
4 12 (4.05%) Bash Shell
5 8 (2.70%) C
6 7 (2.36%) Perl
7 5 (1.69%) C-shell
7 5 (1.69%) Korn
8 3 (1.01%) Java
9 2 (0.68%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.34%) Lisp
10 1 (0.34%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.34%) VB
Qualifications
1 88 (29.73%) Cisco Certification
2 76 (25.68%) CCNP
3 34 (11.49%) CCNA
4 31 (10.47%) CCIE
5 26 (8.78%) Degree
5 26 (8.78%) Microsoft Certification
6 24 (8.11%) MCSE
7 12 (4.05%) CCSA
8 8 (2.70%) CCIE Security
8 8 (2.70%) CCSE
8 8 (2.70%) CISSP
8 8 (2.70%) MCSA
9 6 (2.03%) JNCIA
9 6 (2.03%) JNCIS
9 6 (2.03%) Security Cleared
10 5 (1.69%) CISM
10 5 (1.69%) DV Cleared
11 4 (1.35%) CCDA
11 4 (1.35%) CCDP
11 4 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.38%) SLA
2 5 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.35%) GDPR
3 4 (1.35%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.01%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (1.01%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 2 (0.68%) COBIT
5 2 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.68%) Solvency II
System Software
1 101 (34.12%) Active Directory
2 58 (19.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (8.11%) Hyper-V
4 8 (2.70%) DFS Replication
5 7 (2.36%) Virtual Desktop
6 6 (2.03%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (1.69%) ProxySG
7 5 (1.69%) Virtual Servers
7 5 (1.69%) vSphere
8 4 (1.35%) XenApp
9 3 (1.01%) Docker
10 2 (0.68%) KVM
10 2 (0.68%) NFS
10 2 (0.68%) RHEV
10 2 (0.68%) SRDF
10 2 (0.68%) Xen
10 2 (0.68%) XenServer
11 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.34%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.34%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 20 (6.76%) Ansible
2 18 (6.08%) Backup Exec
3 15 (5.07%) SCCM
4 13 (4.39%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (4.39%) Puppet
5 12 (4.05%) Cisco CUCM
6 10 (3.38%) FortiGate
6 10 (3.38%) SCOM
7 7 (2.36%) Single Sign-On
8 5 (1.69%) Jamf Pro
8 5 (1.69%) Microsoft Intune
8 5 (1.69%) Terraform
9 4 (1.35%) Cisco Prime
9 4 (1.35%) TrustSec
10 3 (1.01%) AirWatch
10 3 (1.01%) Kubernetes
10 3 (1.01%) Nagios
10 3 (1.01%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (1.01%) Stealthwatch
10 3 (1.01%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 152 (51.35%) Cisco
2 105 (35.47%) Microsoft
3 74 (25.00%) VMware
4 71 (23.99%) CheckPoint
5 42 (14.19%) F5
6 41 (13.85%) Juniper
7 35 (11.82%) Citrix
8 20 (6.76%) Palo Alto
9 19 (6.42%) SolarWinds
10 17 (5.74%) HP
11 16 (5.41%) Red Hat
12 15 (5.07%) Oracle
13 13 (4.39%) Bloomberg
14 12 (4.05%) NetApp
14 12 (4.05%) Riverbed
15 11 (3.72%) Veeam
16 10 (3.38%) Dell
16 10 (3.38%) Nimble Storage
16 10 (3.38%) SaltStack
17 9 (3.04%) Symantec