Period
to 18 June 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 18 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
London > Central London
6 months to
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 123 104 120
Rank change year-on-year -19 +16 -19
Permanent jobs citing WAN 381 360 426
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 2.67% 2.90% 2.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.67% 16.70% 16.43%
Number of salaries quoted 335 334 358
Central London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £25,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £84,000 £75,000 £82,500
London median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £52,500

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 2,286 2,156 2,593
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 16.02% 17.39% 15.41%
Number of salaries quoted 2,043 1,951 2,205
Central London median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - -
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £76,250
London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

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 18 June 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 18 June 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 -6 290 £52,500 -0.94% 31
West End of London -13 18 £60,000 +76.47% 6
City of Westminster +5 7 £70,000 +100.00%
Camden +1 6 £41,250 -17.50%
Kensington and Chelsea +4 3 - -
Southwark - 3 £50,000 -
WAN
London

For the 6 months to 18 June 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.

1 289 (75.85%) LAN
2 202 (53.02%) Cisco
3 190 (49.87%) Firewall
4 156 (40.94%) Windows
5 152 (39.90%) VMware
6 134 (35.17%) Microsoft
7 132 (34.65%) DNS
8 122 (32.02%) VPN
9 119 (31.23%) Finance
10 117 (30.71%) VMware Infrastructure
11 114 (29.92%) Active Directory
12 102 (26.77%) Cisco Certification
13 92 (24.15%) PowerShell
14 91 (23.88%) TCP/IP
15 90 (23.62%) CheckPoint
16 88 (23.10%) Network Security
17 86 (22.57%) ITIL
18 85 (22.31%) DHCP
18 85 (22.31%) CCNP
18 85 (22.31%) MPLS
19 83 (21.78%) Windows Server
20 82 (21.52%) Office 365
21 81 (21.26%) F5
21 81 (21.26%) Microsoft Azure
22 79 (20.73%) Cisco Nexus
23 77 (20.21%) Data Centre
24 75 (19.69%) Citrix
25 73 (19.16%) BGP
25 73 (19.16%) Amazon AWS
25 73 (19.16%) Cisco ASA

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 58 (15.22%) MS Exchange
2 31 (8.14%) Skype for Business
3 23 (6.04%) Exchange Server 2010
3 23 (6.04%) Exchange Server 2013
4 14 (3.67%) SharePoint
5 13 (3.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 9 (2.36%) IIS
7 4 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (1.05%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.52%) Apache
8 2 (0.52%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.52%) WebLogic
Applications
1 52 (13.65%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (2.10%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (2.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.31%) Elite 3E
3 1 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 82 (21.52%) Office 365
2 81 (21.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 73 (19.16%) Amazon AWS
4 27 (7.09%) IaaS
5 18 (4.72%) SaaS
6 17 (4.46%) PaaS
7 11 (2.89%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (2.62%) Amazon EC2
8 10 (2.62%) AWS CloudFormation
8 10 (2.62%) AWS Lambda
8 10 (2.62%) Serverless
9 7 (1.84%) Mimecast
9 7 (1.84%) Slack
10 6 (1.57%) Azure Active Directory
11 4 (1.05%) G Suite
12 2 (0.52%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 2 (0.52%) Twilio
13 1 (0.26%) Akamai
13 1 (0.26%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 289 (75.85%) LAN
2 190 (49.87%) Firewall
3 132 (34.65%) DNS
4 122 (32.02%) VPN
5 91 (23.88%) TCP/IP
6 88 (23.10%) Network Security
7 85 (22.31%) DHCP
7 85 (22.31%) MPLS
8 79 (20.73%) Cisco Nexus
9 73 (19.16%) BGP
9 73 (19.16%) Cisco ASA
10 68 (17.85%) Cisco IOS
11 61 (16.01%) OSPF
12 59 (15.49%) VLAN
13 55 (14.44%) WLAN
14 54 (14.17%) Wireless
15 53 (13.91%) NX-OS
16 43 (11.29%) VPLS
17 42 (11.02%) NetScaler
18 41 (10.76%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (11.55%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (1.57%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (0.79%) MS Access
3 3 (0.79%) MySQL
4 2 (0.52%) MariaDB
4 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.26%) Big Data
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.26%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 25 (6.56%) Sonatype Nexus
2 7 (1.84%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.05%) JIRA
4 3 (0.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.26%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.26%) JMeter
5 1 (0.26%) NUnit
5 1 (0.26%) Selenium
5 1 (0.26%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.26%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 119 (31.23%) Finance
2 34 (8.92%) Legal
3 24 (6.30%) Banking
4 20 (5.25%) Law
5 16 (4.20%) Telecoms
6 15 (3.94%) Advertising
7 14 (3.67%) Financial Institution
8 6 (1.57%) Back Office
9 5 (1.31%) Front Office
10 4 (1.05%) Marketing
11 3 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.79%) Retail
12 2 (0.52%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.52%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 83 (21.78%) Network Engineer
2 80 (21.00%) Analyst
3 60 (15.75%) Support Engineer
4 47 (12.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 34 (8.92%) Network Security Specialist
5 34 (8.92%) Security Specialist
6 28 (7.35%) Network Specialist
7 27 (7.09%) Architect
8 26 (6.82%) Cisco Engineer
8 26 (6.82%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 26 (6.82%) Support Analyst
9 24 (6.30%) Security Engineer
10 23 (6.04%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 23 (6.04%) Desktop Support
10 23 (6.04%) Infrastructure Security Specialist
10 23 (6.04%) IT Engineer
10 23 (6.04%) IT Support
10 23 (6.04%) Network Infrastructure Specialist
11 21 (5.51%) Network Security Engineer
11 21 (5.51%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (6.04%) 802.1X
2 12 (3.15%) FIX Protocol
3 11 (2.89%) Web Services
4 9 (2.36%) X-Windows
5 8 (2.10%) .NET
6 7 (1.84%) ASP.NET
6 7 (1.84%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (0.52%) Ajax
7 2 (0.52%) JSON
7 2 (0.52%) LDAP
7 2 (0.52%) REST
7 2 (0.52%) SOAP
7 2 (0.52%) XML
8 1 (0.26%) Gherkin
8 1 (0.26%) ServiceStack
Miscellaneous
1 77 (20.21%) Data Centre
2 40 (10.50%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (6.04%) Management Information System
4 14 (3.67%) Reinsurance
5 13 (3.41%) Computer Science
5 13 (3.41%) Hedge funds
6 12 (3.15%) Enterprise Cloud
7 10 (2.62%) Public Cloud
7 10 (2.62%) Video Conferencing
8 9 (2.36%) Blackberry
8 9 (2.36%) Cyberthreat
9 8 (2.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 7 (1.84%) Derivative
10 7 (1.84%) Fixed Income
11 6 (1.57%) Equity Derivative
11 6 (1.57%) Private Cloud
11 6 (1.57%) Self-Motivation
12 5 (1.31%) Cyber Kill Chain
13 4 (1.05%) Client/Server
13 4 (1.05%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 156 (40.94%) Windows
2 83 (21.78%) Windows Server
3 72 (18.90%) Windows Server 2012
4 66 (17.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 54 (14.17%) Windows 7
6 41 (10.76%) Linux
6 41 (10.76%) Windows 10
7 18 (4.72%) Android
8 15 (3.94%) Mac OS X
8 15 (3.94%) Unix
9 11 (2.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (2.10%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (1.84%) AIX
11 7 (1.84%) HPUX
12 6 (1.57%) Apple iOS
13 5 (1.31%) CentOS
13 5 (1.31%) Windows 8
13 5 (1.31%) Windows XP
14 4 (1.05%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.79%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (22.57%) ITIL
2 47 (12.34%) Problem-Solving
3 34 (8.92%) Migration
4 25 (6.56%) ITSM
5 24 (6.30%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 24 (6.30%) Two-Factor Authentication
6 23 (6.04%) Network Architecture
7 22 (5.77%) Incident Management
7 22 (5.77%) Kalman Filter
7 22 (5.77%) Network Design
8 21 (5.51%) Load Balancing
9 20 (5.25%) Agile Software Development
9 20 (5.25%) Project Management
9 20 (5.25%) Service Management
10 19 (4.99%) CRM
10 19 (4.99%) DevOps
11 18 (4.72%) Capacity Management
12 17 (4.46%) Network Monitoring
12 17 (4.46%) Root Cause Analysis
13 16 (4.20%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 92 (24.15%) PowerShell
2 51 (13.39%) SQL
3 40 (10.50%) Python
4 9 (2.36%) C#
4 9 (2.36%) T-SQL
5 8 (2.10%) Bash Shell
6 6 (1.57%) VBScript
7 5 (1.31%) C
7 5 (1.31%) Perl
7 5 (1.31%) Shell Script
8 3 (0.79%) PHP
9 2 (0.52%) Java
9 2 (0.52%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 102 (26.77%) Cisco Certification
2 85 (22.31%) CCNP
3 55 (14.44%) CCIE
4 52 (13.65%) Degree
5 28 (7.35%) CCNA
6 22 (5.77%) Microsoft Certification
7 20 (5.25%) MCSE
8 12 (3.15%) CCSA
9 11 (2.89%) CISSP
10 9 (2.36%) CCSE
11 8 (2.10%) CCDP
11 8 (2.10%) MCP
11 8 (2.10%) MCSA
12 6 (1.57%) Computer Science Degree
12 6 (1.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 5 (1.31%) CCDA
13 5 (1.31%) CISM
14 4 (1.05%) CCSP
15 3 (0.79%) DV Cleared
15 3 (0.79%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (3.94%) Cyber Essentials
2 15 (3.94%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 15 (3.94%) SLA
3 7 (1.84%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.52%) GDPR
5 1 (0.26%) ISO 22301
5 1 (0.26%) PMO
5 1 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 117 (30.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 114 (29.92%) Active Directory
3 47 (12.34%) Hyper-V
4 40 (10.50%) XenApp
5 38 (9.97%) XenDesktop
6 13 (3.41%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (3.15%) XenServer
8 9 (2.36%) Docker
8 9 (2.36%) vSphere
9 6 (1.57%) DFS Replication
9 6 (1.57%) ProxySG
10 3 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.52%) Terminal Server
11 2 (0.52%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.52%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.52%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.26%) KVM
12 1 (0.26%) RHEV
12 1 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.26%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 34 (8.92%) Puppet
2 24 (6.30%) Terraform
3 18 (4.72%) Cisco CUCM
4 12 (3.15%) AirWatch
5 9 (2.36%) SCCM
5 9 (2.36%) TrustSec
6 8 (2.10%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (1.57%) Microsoft Intune
8 4 (1.05%) SolarWinds Orion
9 3 (0.79%) Ansible
9 3 (0.79%) Cisco Prime
9 3 (0.79%) SCOM
9 3 (0.79%) Single Sign-On
9 3 (0.79%) vCenter Server
10 2 (0.52%) CA Spectrum
10 2 (0.52%) Cacti
10 2 (0.52%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (0.52%) Salt
10 2 (0.52%) vRealize
10 2 (0.52%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 202 (53.02%) Cisco
2 152 (39.90%) VMware
3 134 (35.17%) Microsoft
4 90 (23.62%) CheckPoint
5 81 (21.26%) F5
6 75 (19.69%) Citrix
7 55 (14.44%) Juniper
8 32 (8.40%) Blue Coat
9 29 (7.61%) Palo Alto
10 28 (7.35%) Infoblox
11 27 (7.09%) Google
12 25 (6.56%) Apple
13 24 (6.30%) Imperva
13 24 (6.30%) Zscaler
14 20 (5.25%) Riverbed
15 19 (4.99%) HP
16 18 (4.72%) ServiceNow
16 18 (4.72%) SolarWinds
17 12 (3.15%) NetApp
18 11 (2.89%) Oracle