Period
to 25 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of 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 25 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
25 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 153 131 143
Rank change year-on-year -22 +12 -8
Permanent jobs citing WAN 69 198 224
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 1.59% 2.18% 2.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.78% 16.92% 17.07%
Number of salaries quoted 73 192 218
Median annual salary £72,500 £60,000 £50,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.83% +18.81% -8.18%
10th Percentile £39,500 £28,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,125 £79,500
Central London median annual salary £72,500 £51,500 £52,000
% change year-on-year +40.78% -0.96% -0.95%

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 the City of London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
City of London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 467 1,170 1,312
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 10.78% 12.86% 12.70%
Number of salaries quoted 409 1,038 1,171
Median annual salary £67,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.39% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £40,625 £30,963 £31,250
90th Percentile £97,500 £90,375 £90,000
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £55,138 £55,000
% change year-on-year +17.89% +0.25% +4.76%

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing WAN as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for WAN in the City of London

WAN
Salary Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing WAN in the City of London.

Salary trend for WAN in the City of London

WAN
Salary Histogram in the City of London

Salary distribution for jobs citing WAN in the City of London over the 6 months to 25 January 2021.

Salary histogram for WAN in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 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 City of London region with a requirement for WAN.

1 57 (82.61%) LAN
2 49 (71.01%) Firewall
3 44 (63.77%) Cisco
4 43 (62.32%) Azure
5 38 (55.07%) Cisco Certification
6 31 (44.93%) VPN
7 28 (40.58%) Office 365
8 26 (37.68%) CheckPoint
9 25 (36.23%) Network Security
10 23 (33.33%) Microsoft
11 21 (30.43%) Active Directory
12 20 (28.99%) Data Centre
13 19 (27.54%) Windows
13 19 (27.54%) Linux
13 19 (27.54%) Meraki
14 18 (26.09%) Finance
15 17 (24.64%) VMware
15 17 (24.64%) CCNA
15 17 (24.64%) BGP
15 17 (24.64%) AWS
15 17 (24.64%) Network Virtualisation
16 16 (23.19%) Windows Server
16 16 (23.19%) OSPF
16 16 (23.19%) Blue Coat
17 15 (21.74%) PBX
17 15 (21.74%) Netskope
17 15 (21.74%) Zscaler
17 15 (21.74%) Azure ExpressRoute
18 14 (20.29%) CCNP
18 14 (20.29%) Network Monitoring

WAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 4 (5.80%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.35%) IBM Notes
2 3 (4.35%) IIS
3 2 (2.90%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.45%) Smallworld
Applications
1 2 (2.90%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.45%) AutoCAD
2 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 43 (62.32%) Azure
2 28 (40.58%) Office 365
3 17 (24.64%) AWS
4 15 (21.74%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 6 (8.70%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (5.80%) IaaS
7 3 (4.35%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (4.35%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (2.90%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (2.90%) GCP
8 2 (2.90%) PaaS
8 2 (2.90%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 57 (82.61%) LAN
2 49 (71.01%) Firewall
3 31 (44.93%) VPN
4 25 (36.23%) Network Security
5 17 (24.64%) BGP
6 16 (23.19%) OSPF
7 15 (21.74%) PBX
8 12 (17.39%) Wireless
9 11 (15.94%) Cisco ASA
9 11 (15.94%) MPLS
9 11 (15.94%) Multicast
9 11 (15.94%) TCP/IP
10 10 (14.49%) DNS
11 9 (13.04%) Cisco IOS
11 9 (13.04%) Cisco Nexus
11 9 (13.04%) DHCP
11 9 (13.04%) NX-OS
11 9 (13.04%) SSL
12 8 (11.59%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 8 (11.59%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.25%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2017
3 1 (1.45%) GIS
Development Applications
1 3 (4.35%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.90%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (1.45%) Bitbucket
3 1 (1.45%) Jenkins
General
1 18 (26.09%) Finance
2 13 (18.84%) Banking
3 6 (8.70%) Investment Banking
4 4 (5.80%) Financial Institution
4 4 (5.80%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.90%) Back Office
6 1 (1.45%) Law
6 1 (1.45%) Legal
Job Titles
1 33 (47.83%) Network Engineer
2 24 (34.78%) Senior Network Engineer
3 14 (20.29%) Azure Engineer
4 8 (11.59%) Cisco Engineer
4 8 (11.59%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 8 (11.59%) Cloud Engineer
4 8 (11.59%) Senior Cloud Engineer
5 7 (10.14%) Analyst
5 7 (10.14%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 7 (10.14%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
6 6 (8.70%) WAN Engineer
7 5 (7.25%) Information Analyst
7 5 (7.25%) Information Risk Analyst
7 5 (7.25%) Information Security Analyst
7 5 (7.25%) IT Engineer
7 5 (7.25%) Network Consultant
7 5 (7.25%) Risk Analyst
7 5 (7.25%) Security Analyst
7 5 (7.25%) Security Engineer
7 5 (7.25%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.14%) YAML
2 6 (8.70%) FIX Protocol
3 5 (7.25%) JSON
4 2 (2.90%) 802.1X
4 2 (2.90%) LDAP
4 2 (2.90%) Regular Expression
4 2 (2.90%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (28.99%) Data Centre
2 8 (11.59%) Management Information System
3 5 (7.25%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (7.25%) Cyber Kill Chain
3 5 (7.25%) Robotics
4 4 (5.80%) Fixed Income
4 4 (5.80%) Public Cloud
5 3 (4.35%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.90%) Replication
7 1 (1.45%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (1.45%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.45%) Fibre Optics
7 1 (1.45%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (1.45%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.45%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 19 (27.54%) Linux
1 19 (27.54%) Windows
2 16 (23.19%) Windows Server
3 7 (10.14%) Unix
3 7 (10.14%) Windows 7
3 7 (10.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (10.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (8.70%) Windows 10
4 6 (8.70%) Windows Server 2016
5 5 (7.25%) Solaris
5 5 (7.25%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.45%) Android
6 1 (1.45%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.45%) Check Point GAiA
6 1 (1.45%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (24.64%) Network Virtualisation
2 14 (20.29%) DevOps
2 14 (20.29%) Network Monitoring
3 12 (17.39%) Change Management
3 12 (17.39%) ITIL
4 10 (14.49%) Information Security
5 9 (13.04%) Load Balancing
5 9 (13.04%) Problem-Solving
6 7 (10.14%) Cybersecurity
6 7 (10.14%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (10.14%) DNA
6 7 (10.14%) Incident Management
6 7 (10.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 7 (10.14%) Internal Audit
6 7 (10.14%) Investment Management
7 6 (8.70%) Network Design
7 6 (8.70%) Penetration Testing
7 6 (8.70%) Service Delivery
7 6 (8.70%) Statistics
7 6 (8.70%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 9 (13.04%) Python
2 8 (11.59%) SQL
3 6 (8.70%) PowerShell
4 3 (4.35%) PHP
4 3 (4.35%) R
5 2 (2.90%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 38 (55.07%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (24.64%) CCNA
3 14 (20.29%) CCNP
4 9 (13.04%) Degree
5 8 (11.59%) CCIE
6 7 (10.14%) CISSP
7 6 (8.70%) CISM
7 6 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (7.25%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 5 (7.25%) CCSP
8 5 (7.25%) CREST Certified
8 5 (7.25%) GCFA
8 5 (7.25%) GCIA
8 5 (7.25%) GCIH
9 3 (4.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (2.90%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (2.90%) PCI QSA
10 2 (2.90%) SC Cleared
10 2 (2.90%) Security Cleared
11 1 (1.45%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.25%) COBIT
1 5 (7.25%) NIST
1 5 (7.25%) SLA
2 2 (2.90%) Cyber Essentials
2 2 (2.90%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 2 (2.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.90%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.45%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.45%) PMO
3 1 (1.45%) QA
System Software
1 21 (30.43%) Active Directory
2 7 (10.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (7.25%) Virtual Desktop
4 4 (5.80%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (5.80%) VMware NSX
5 2 (2.90%) Docker
6 1 (1.45%) DFS Replication
6 1 (1.45%) Firmware
6 1 (1.45%) vSphere
6 1 (1.45%) XenApp
6 1 (1.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (11.59%) Ansible
1 8 (11.59%) Terraform
2 7 (10.14%) ITRS Geneos
3 5 (7.25%) CSIRT
4 4 (5.80%) Control-M
5 3 (4.35%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (4.35%) Cisco Prime
5 3 (4.35%) FortiGate
5 3 (4.35%) vCenter Server
6 2 (2.90%) Cacti
6 2 (2.90%) HAProxy
6 2 (2.90%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (1.45%) Nessus
7 1 (1.45%) Puppet
Vendors
1 44 (63.77%) Cisco
2 26 (37.68%) CheckPoint
3 23 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 19 (27.54%) Meraki
5 17 (24.64%) VMware
6 16 (23.19%) Blue Coat
7 15 (21.74%) Netskope
7 15 (21.74%) Zscaler
8 13 (18.84%) Palo Alto
9 10 (14.49%) F5
10 8 (11.59%) Fortinet
11 7 (10.14%) SolarWinds
12 5 (7.25%) Infoblox
12 5 (7.25%) SonicWALL
13 3 (4.35%) CA
13 3 (4.35%) ExtraHop
13 3 (4.35%) Google
13 3 (4.35%) Lotus
13 3 (4.35%) Radianz
14 2 (2.90%) ForeScout