Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
London > Central London
6 months to
19 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 150 140 137
Rank change year-on-year -10 -3 +8
Permanent jobs citing WAN 93 268 305
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Central London 1.85% 2.35% 2.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.67% 17.39% 18.86%
Number of salaries quoted 95 252 293
Median annual salary £72,500 £50,000 £52,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +45.00% -3.85% -0.95%
10th Percentile £39,425 £26,525 £29,550
90th Percentile £90,000 £80,000 £76,471
London median annual salary £60,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +14.29% - -4.55%

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 558 1,541 1,617
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 11.09% 13.53% 12.56%
Number of salaries quoted 497 1,373 1,455
Median annual salary £65,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.04% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £39,375 £29,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £96,250 £91,000 £87,500
London median annual salary £65,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +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 19 January 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 19 January 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 -8 75 £72,500 +26.09% 8
West End of London +3 2 £40,750 +12.41%
City of Westminster -9 1 £33,000 -17.50%
WAN
London

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 69 (74.19%) Firewall
2 65 (69.89%) LAN
3 59 (63.44%) Azure
4 56 (60.22%) Cisco
5 44 (47.31%) Cisco Certification
6 38 (40.86%) Microsoft
7 37 (39.78%) VPN
8 33 (35.48%) Windows
8 33 (35.48%) Active Directory
8 33 (35.48%) CheckPoint
8 33 (35.48%) Office 365
9 27 (29.03%) Network Security
9 27 (29.03%) Windows Server
10 26 (27.96%) Data Centre
11 25 (26.88%) Finance
12 23 (24.73%) BGP
13 22 (23.66%) OSPF
13 22 (23.66%) AWS
14 21 (22.58%) Linux
14 21 (22.58%) Meraki
15 20 (21.51%) CCNA
16 19 (20.43%) VMware
16 19 (20.43%) Network Virtualisation
16 19 (20.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 18 (19.35%) DevOps
17 18 (19.35%) Disaster Recovery
17 18 (19.35%) Blue Coat
18 17 (18.28%) Multicast
18 17 (18.28%) Palo Alto
19 16 (17.20%) Azure ExpressRoute

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 14 (15.05%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.23%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (3.23%) IBM Notes
2 3 (3.23%) IIS
3 1 (1.08%) Smallworld
Applications
1 3 (3.23%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.15%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.08%) AutoCAD
3 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.08%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 59 (63.44%) Azure
2 33 (35.48%) Office 365
3 22 (23.66%) AWS
4 16 (17.20%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 15 (16.13%) IaaS
6 6 (6.45%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (3.23%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (3.23%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (2.15%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (2.15%) GCP
8 2 (2.15%) PaaS
8 2 (2.15%) SaaS
9 1 (1.08%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 69 (74.19%) Firewall
2 65 (69.89%) LAN
3 37 (39.78%) VPN
4 27 (29.03%) Network Security
5 23 (24.73%) BGP
6 22 (23.66%) OSPF
7 17 (18.28%) Multicast
8 16 (17.20%) Cisco ASA
8 16 (17.20%) PBX
9 15 (16.13%) DNS
9 15 (16.13%) TCP/IP
9 15 (16.13%) Wi-Fi
9 15 (16.13%) Wireless
10 14 (15.05%) Cisco Nexus
11 13 (13.98%) MPLS
12 12 (12.90%) DHCP
13 11 (11.83%) Cisco IOS
13 11 (11.83%) NX-OS
13 11 (11.83%) Wireshark
14 9 (9.68%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (17.20%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.15%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (2.15%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (2.15%) SQL Server 2017
3 1 (1.08%) GIS
3 1 (1.08%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (6.45%) Sonatype Nexus
2 4 (4.30%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.08%) Bitbucket
3 1 (1.08%) Jenkins
General
1 25 (26.88%) Finance
2 13 (13.98%) Banking
3 6 (6.45%) Financial Institution
3 6 (6.45%) Investment Banking
4 5 (5.38%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.15%) Back Office
6 1 (1.08%) Law
6 1 (1.08%) Legal
Job Titles
1 39 (41.94%) Network Engineer
2 27 (29.03%) Senior Network Engineer
3 25 (26.88%) Azure Engineer
4 14 (15.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 11 (11.83%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
5 11 (11.83%) Windows Engineer
6 10 (10.75%) Analyst
6 10 (10.75%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (9.68%) Cisco Engineer
7 9 (9.68%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 9 (9.68%) Cloud Engineer
7 9 (9.68%) Senior Cloud Engineer
8 8 (8.60%) Senior Cisco Engineer
8 8 (8.60%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
9 7 (7.53%) Microsoft Engineer
9 7 (7.53%) Microsoft Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (6.45%) Security Engineer
10 6 (6.45%) Senior Network Security Engineer
10 6 (6.45%) Senior Security Engineer
10 6 (6.45%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.60%) YAML
2 6 (6.45%) FIX Protocol
2 6 (6.45%) JSON
3 3 (3.23%) 802.1X
3 3 (3.23%) Regular Expression
4 2 (2.15%) LDAP
4 2 (2.15%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (27.96%) Data Centre
2 10 (10.75%) Private Cloud
3 8 (8.60%) Management Information System
4 6 (6.45%) Robotics
5 5 (5.38%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (5.38%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 4 (4.30%) Fixed Income
6 4 (4.30%) Public Cloud
7 3 (3.23%) Client/Server
8 2 (2.15%) Replication
8 2 (2.15%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (2.15%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (1.08%) Cloud Native
9 1 (1.08%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (1.08%) Driving Licence
9 1 (1.08%) Fibre Optics
9 1 (1.08%) Security Operations Centre
9 1 (1.08%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 33 (35.48%) Windows
2 27 (29.03%) Windows Server
3 21 (22.58%) Linux
4 8 (8.60%) Windows 10
5 7 (7.53%) Unix
5 7 (7.53%) Windows 7
5 7 (7.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (7.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (6.45%) Windows Server 2016
7 5 (5.38%) Solaris
7 5 (5.38%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.08%) Android
8 1 (1.08%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.08%) Check Point GAiA
8 1 (1.08%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (20.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 19 (20.43%) Network Virtualisation
2 18 (19.35%) DevOps
2 18 (19.35%) Disaster Recovery
3 15 (16.13%) Network Monitoring
4 14 (15.05%) ITIL
5 13 (13.98%) Change Management
6 11 (11.83%) Information Security
7 10 (10.75%) Load Balancing
7 10 (10.75%) Problem-Solving
7 10 (10.75%) Server Virtualisation
8 8 (8.60%) Incident Management
8 8 (8.60%) Internal Audit
9 7 (7.53%) Business Continuity
9 7 (7.53%) Cybersecurity
9 7 (7.53%) DNA
9 7 (7.53%) Investment Management
9 7 (7.53%) Low Latency
9 7 (7.53%) Project Delivery
10 6 (6.45%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 11 (11.83%) Python
2 8 (8.60%) SQL
3 7 (7.53%) PowerShell
4 3 (3.23%) PHP
4 3 (3.23%) R
5 2 (2.15%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 44 (47.31%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (21.51%) CCNA
3 16 (17.20%) Degree
4 15 (16.13%) CCNP
5 10 (10.75%) CCIE
6 7 (7.53%) CISSP
6 7 (7.53%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (6.45%) CISM
8 5 (5.38%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 5 (5.38%) CCSP
8 5 (5.38%) CREST Certified
8 5 (5.38%) GCFA
8 5 (5.38%) GCIA
8 5 (5.38%) GCIH
9 3 (3.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (2.15%) CCDE
10 2 (2.15%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (2.15%) PCI QSA
10 2 (2.15%) SC Cleared
10 2 (2.15%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.38%) COBIT
1 5 (5.38%) NIST
1 5 (5.38%) SLA
2 2 (2.15%) Cyber Essentials
2 2 (2.15%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 2 (2.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.15%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.08%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.08%) PMO
3 1 (1.08%) QA
System Software
1 33 (35.48%) Active Directory
2 9 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.38%) Docker
3 5 (5.38%) Virtual Desktop
3 5 (5.38%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (4.30%) VMware NSX
5 2 (2.15%) vSphere
6 1 (1.08%) DFS Replication
6 1 (1.08%) Firmware
6 1 (1.08%) XenApp
6 1 (1.08%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (12.90%) Ansible
2 10 (10.75%) Microsoft Clustering
3 8 (8.60%) Terraform
4 7 (7.53%) ITRS Geneos
5 5 (5.38%) CSIRT
6 4 (4.30%) Control-M
7 3 (3.23%) Cisco CUCM
7 3 (3.23%) Cisco Prime
7 3 (3.23%) FortiGate
7 3 (3.23%) Kubernetes
7 3 (3.23%) vCenter Server
8 2 (2.15%) AirWatch
8 2 (2.15%) Cacti
8 2 (2.15%) HAProxy
8 2 (2.15%) SolarWinds Orion
9 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (1.08%) Nessus
9 1 (1.08%) Puppet
9 1 (1.08%) SCCM
Vendors
1 56 (60.22%) Cisco
2 38 (40.86%) Microsoft
3 33 (35.48%) CheckPoint
4 21 (22.58%) Meraki
5 19 (20.43%) VMware
6 18 (19.35%) Blue Coat
7 17 (18.28%) Palo Alto
8 16 (17.20%) Netskope
8 16 (17.20%) Zscaler
9 13 (13.98%) F5
10 12 (12.90%) Fortinet
11 8 (8.60%) SolarWinds
12 7 (7.53%) Infoblox
12 7 (7.53%) Riverbed
13 5 (5.38%) SonicWALL
14 4 (4.30%) Arista
15 3 (3.23%) ExtraHop
15 3 (3.23%) ForeScout
15 3 (3.23%) Google
15 3 (3.23%) Splunk