Period
to 16 October 2021

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 16 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
London > Central London
6 months to
16 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 172 107 143
Rank change year-on-year -65 +36 +3
Permanent jobs citing WAN 98 105 296
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Central London 1.45% 2.55% 2.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.58% 18.49% 17.34%
Number of salaries quoted 91 101 266
10th Percentile £31,250 £50,000 £26,250
25th Percentile £35,000 £62,500 £31,063
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £72,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -31.03% +61.11% -14.29%
75th Percentile £65,000 £85,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £90,000 £80,000
London median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -8.33% +20.00% -4.76%

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 672 568 1,707
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 9.93% 13.81% 13.41%
Number of salaries quoted 601 500 1,506
10th Percentile £31,250 £39,375 £28,500
25th Percentile £45,750 £48,750 £39,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £67,500 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year -11.11% +17.39% +4.55%
75th Percentile £78,750 £83,750 £76,250
90th Percentile £100,000 £96,250 £91,000
London median annual salary £62,500 £65,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -3.85% +18.18% -

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 16 October 2021.

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 16 October 2021. 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 -86 58 £45,000 -43.75% 23
West End of London -6 7 £45,000 -
City of Westminster -13 5 £35,500 -21.11%
Kensington and Chelsea +3 2 £55,000 -2.68%
Southwark - 1 £75,000 -
WAN
London

For the 6 months to 16 October 2021, 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 60 (61.22%) LAN
1 60 (61.22%) Firewall
2 57 (58.16%) Windows
3 55 (56.12%) Cisco
3 55 (56.12%) Microsoft
4 37 (37.76%) Microsoft Office
4 37 (37.76%) Microsoft 365
5 35 (35.71%) ITIL
6 34 (34.69%) Active Directory
7 32 (32.65%) Wireless
7 32 (32.65%) Degree
8 30 (30.61%) Azure
8 30 (30.61%) TCP/IP
9 29 (29.59%) Mac OS X
9 29 (29.59%) Social Skills
10 27 (27.55%) Cisco Certification
11 26 (26.53%) Windows 10
12 25 (25.51%) Finance
13 23 (23.47%) CCNA
13 23 (23.47%) Data Centre
13 23 (23.47%) Cybersecurity
13 23 (23.47%) Computer Science Degree
14 22 (22.45%) Windows 7
15 21 (21.43%) VMware
16 20 (20.41%) Information Security
16 20 (20.41%) Apple
16 20 (20.41%) Internet
16 20 (20.41%) Video Conferencing
16 20 (20.41%) Android
16 20 (20.41%) Asset 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 19 (19.39%) MS Exchange
2 9 (9.18%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.02%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.02%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.02%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 37 (37.76%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.02%) Acrobat
2 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 37 (37.76%) Microsoft 365
2 30 (30.61%) Azure
3 17 (17.35%) AWS
4 4 (4.08%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (4.08%) Google Workspace
5 3 (3.06%) Mimecast
6 2 (2.04%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 2 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (2.04%) PaaS
6 2 (2.04%) SaaS
7 1 (1.02%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 60 (61.22%) Firewall
1 60 (61.22%) LAN
2 32 (32.65%) Wireless
3 30 (30.61%) TCP/IP
4 20 (20.41%) Internet
5 19 (19.39%) DNS
6 17 (17.35%) Cisco IOS
6 17 (17.35%) DHCP
6 17 (17.35%) Wi-Fi
7 16 (16.33%) MPLS
7 16 (16.33%) VPN
8 14 (14.29%) SD-WAN
8 14 (14.29%) VLAN
9 12 (12.24%) SAN
10 11 (11.22%) IP Telephony
10 11 (11.22%) VoIP
11 9 (9.18%) Intranet
11 9 (9.18%) Network Security
12 6 (6.12%) Ethernet
13 4 (4.08%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.06%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.04%) DB2
2 2 (2.04%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.04%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.02%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 2 (2.04%) JIRA
1 2 (2.04%) Sonatype Nexus
1 2 (2.04%) Zephyr
2 1 (1.02%) Burp Suite
2 1 (1.02%) Metasploit
2 1 (1.02%) sqlmap
General
1 29 (29.59%) Social Skills
2 25 (25.51%) Finance
3 15 (15.31%) Banking
4 14 (14.29%) Telecoms
5 12 (12.24%) Law
6 7 (7.14%) Organisational Skills
7 4 (4.08%) Legal
8 3 (3.06%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (3.06%) Retail
9 2 (2.04%) Documentation Skills
9 2 (2.04%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 18 (18.37%) Desktop Support
2 17 (17.35%) Network Engineer
2 17 (17.35%) Support Technician
3 16 (16.33%) Desktop Support Technician
3 16 (16.33%) Desktop Technician
4 15 (15.31%) IT Engineer
5 14 (14.29%) Analyst
6 11 (11.22%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 10 (10.20%) Security Engineer
8 7 (7.14%) Architect
8 7 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (7.14%) Network Security Engineer
8 7 (7.14%) Support Engineer
9 6 (6.12%) Infrastructure Manager
10 5 (5.10%) Network Architect
11 4 (4.08%) Cisco Engineer
11 4 (4.08%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 4 (4.08%) Infrastructure Support
11 4 (4.08%) IT Support
11 4 (4.08%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.06%) JSON
2 2 (2.04%) 802.1X
2 2 (2.04%) FIX Protocol
2 2 (2.04%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (23.47%) Data Centre
2 20 (20.41%) Video Conferencing
3 19 (19.39%) iPhone
4 18 (18.37%) iPad
4 18 (18.37%) Management Information System
5 16 (16.33%) Blackberry
6 10 (10.20%) User Experience
7 6 (6.12%) Public Cloud
8 4 (4.08%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (3.06%) Cyberattack
9 3 (3.06%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 2 (2.04%) Fixed Income
10 2 (2.04%) Handset
10 2 (2.04%) Hybrid Cloud
11 1 (1.02%) CCTV
11 1 (1.02%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 57 (58.16%) Windows
2 29 (29.59%) Mac OS X
3 26 (26.53%) Windows 10
4 22 (22.45%) Windows 7
5 20 (20.41%) Android
6 16 (16.33%) Windows 8
6 16 (16.33%) Windows Server
7 14 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (13.27%) Windows Server 2016
9 11 (11.22%) Linux
10 6 (6.12%) Apple iOS
11 5 (5.10%) Mac OS
11 5 (5.10%) Unix
11 5 (5.10%) Windows Server 2019
12 3 (3.06%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (35.71%) ITIL
2 23 (23.47%) Cybersecurity
3 20 (20.41%) Asset Management
3 20 (20.41%) Information Security
4 19 (19.39%) Project Management
5 17 (17.35%) Disaster Recovery
6 12 (12.24%) High Availability
7 11 (11.22%) Data Loss Prevention
7 11 (11.22%) Network Design
7 11 (11.22%) Patch Management
8 10 (10.20%) Business Continuity
8 10 (10.20%) Computer Science
8 10 (10.20%) Server Management
8 10 (10.20%) SIEM
8 10 (10.20%) Time Management
9 9 (9.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 9 (9.18%) Privileged Access Management
10 8 (8.16%) Change Management
10 8 (8.16%) Network Architecture
10 8 (8.16%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 7 (7.14%) PowerShell
2 5 (5.10%) SQL
3 4 (4.08%) Python
4 1 (1.02%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.02%) C
4 1 (1.02%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 32 (32.65%) Degree
2 27 (27.55%) Cisco Certification
3 23 (23.47%) CCNA
3 23 (23.47%) Computer Science Degree
4 15 (15.31%) CCNP
5 13 (13.27%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (9.18%) MCSE
7 8 (8.16%) MCSA
8 7 (7.14%) CISM
8 7 (7.14%) CISSP
8 7 (7.14%) NVQ Level 4
9 5 (5.10%) MCP
10 4 (4.08%) MCITP
10 4 (4.08%) MCTS
11 3 (3.06%) SC Cleared
11 3 (3.06%) Security Cleared
12 2 (2.04%) CCA
12 2 (2.04%) Citrix Certification
13 1 (1.02%) A+ Certification
13 1 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.20%) GDPR
2 4 (4.08%) SLA
3 3 (3.06%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 34 (34.69%) Active Directory
2 12 (12.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (8.16%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (7.14%) XenApp
5 5 (5.10%) VMware NSX
6 3 (3.06%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 12 (12.24%) Terraform
2 9 (9.18%) Single Sign-On
3 3 (3.06%) Ansible
3 3 (3.06%) FortiGate
4 2 (2.04%) Kubernetes
4 2 (2.04%) QRadar
5 1 (1.02%) CASB
5 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.02%) Nessus
5 1 (1.02%) Nmap
5 1 (1.02%) SCCM
5 1 (1.02%) Sysprep
5 1 (1.02%) WSUS
Vendors
1 55 (56.12%) Cisco
1 55 (56.12%) Microsoft
2 21 (21.43%) VMware
3 20 (20.41%) Apple
4 19 (19.39%) Meraki
5 14 (14.29%) Citrix
6 11 (11.22%) Palo Alto
7 8 (8.16%) iManage
8 7 (7.14%) Juniper
8 7 (7.14%) RightFax
8 7 (7.14%) Zerto
9 5 (5.10%) SolarWinds
10 4 (4.08%) CheckPoint
10 4 (4.08%) Oracle
10 4 (4.08%) SonicWALL
11 3 (3.06%) CA
11 3 (3.06%) Forcepoint
11 3 (3.06%) Fortinet
11 3 (3.06%) HP
11 3 (3.06%) Splunk