Period
to 24 March 2019

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 24 March 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
24 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 143 130 136
Rank change year-on-year -13 +6 -10
Permanent jobs citing WAN 228 264 219
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.20% 2.46% 2.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.21% 16.21% 12.89%
Number of salaries quoted 214 229 190
City of London median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,625 £25,000
90th Percentile £81,250 £95,000 £81,250
Central London median annual salary £51,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -2.86% +5.00% -

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 1,325 1,629 1,699
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 12.81% 15.21% 16.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1,191 1,469 1,546
City of London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
10th Percentile £29,750 £31,450 £29,000
90th Percentile £88,750 £83,750 £80,000
Central London median annual salary £55,000 £53,730 £52,500
% change year-on-year +2.36% +2.34% -

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing WAN as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in the City of London over the 6 months to 24 March 2019.

Salary histogram for WAN in the City of London

WAN
Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the City of London region over the 6 months to 24 March 2019. 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
London Bridge +5 2 £48,750 -25.00%
WAN
Central London

For the 6 months to 24 March 2019, 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.

1 178 (78.07%) LAN
2 130 (57.02%) Firewall
3 107 (46.93%) Cisco
4 83 (36.40%) Windows
5 82 (35.96%) Finance
6 80 (35.09%) VPN
7 79 (34.65%) Cisco Certification
8 71 (31.14%) CCNP
9 70 (30.70%) MPLS
10 69 (30.26%) Active Directory
11 68 (29.82%) Microsoft
12 63 (27.63%) Network Security
13 62 (27.19%) CheckPoint
14 54 (23.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 51 (22.37%) NetScaler
16 49 (21.49%) ITIL
16 49 (21.49%) Wireless
17 48 (21.05%) Windows Server
18 46 (20.18%) SQL
18 46 (20.18%) BGP
18 46 (20.18%) Cisco ASA
19 45 (19.74%) F5
19 45 (19.74%) Juniper
19 45 (19.74%) Problem-Solving
20 44 (19.30%) TCP/IP
20 44 (19.30%) OSPF
21 42 (18.42%) CCIE
21 42 (18.42%) VMware
22 40 (17.54%) Cisco Nexus
23 39 (17.11%) Cisco IOS

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 22 (9.65%) IIS
2 18 (7.89%) SharePoint
3 16 (7.02%) MS Exchange
4 7 (3.07%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (2.63%) OpenStack
6 5 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (1.75%) CMS
7 4 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (1.32%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.44%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.44%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.44%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (3.95%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.88%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 33 (14.47%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (13.60%) Office 365
3 26 (11.40%) Microsoft Azure
4 14 (6.14%) IaaS
5 10 (4.39%) PaaS
6 8 (3.51%) SaaS
7 5 (2.19%) Mimecast
8 4 (1.75%) Akamai
8 4 (1.75%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (1.75%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (1.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.44%) GitHub
9 1 (0.44%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 178 (78.07%) LAN
2 130 (57.02%) Firewall
3 80 (35.09%) VPN
4 70 (30.70%) MPLS
5 63 (27.63%) Network Security
6 51 (22.37%) NetScaler
7 49 (21.49%) Wireless
8 46 (20.18%) BGP
8 46 (20.18%) Cisco ASA
9 44 (19.30%) OSPF
9 44 (19.30%) TCP/IP
10 40 (17.54%) Cisco Nexus
11 39 (17.11%) Cisco IOS
12 36 (15.79%) VPLS
13 35 (15.35%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 35 (15.35%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 35 (15.35%) NX-OS
14 33 (14.47%) DHCP
14 33 (14.47%) DNS
15 29 (12.72%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (12.72%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (0.88%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (0.44%) Blockchain
4 1 (0.44%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.44%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.44%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 7 (3.07%) Eclipse
2 4 (1.75%) Hudson
3 1 (0.44%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.44%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.44%) Travis CI
General
1 82 (35.96%) Finance
2 20 (8.77%) Law
3 16 (7.02%) Advertising
3 16 (7.02%) Banking
4 13 (5.70%) Back Office
5 7 (3.07%) Telecoms
6 5 (2.19%) Legal
6 5 (2.19%) Retail
7 4 (1.75%) Publishing
8 3 (1.32%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.32%) Local Government
9 1 (0.44%) Digital Economy
9 1 (0.44%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 79 (34.65%) Network Engineer
2 42 (18.42%) Security Engineer
3 40 (17.54%) Analyst
4 38 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 35 (15.35%) Network Security Engineer
6 34 (14.91%) Senior Network Engineer
7 32 (14.04%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
8 30 (13.16%) Support Engineer
9 28 (12.28%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
10 27 (11.84%) IT Support
10 27 (11.84%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 26 (11.40%) Senior Network Security Engineer
11 26 (11.40%) Senior Security Engineer
11 26 (11.40%) Support Analyst
12 16 (7.02%) Architect
12 16 (7.02%) IT Engineer
12 16 (7.02%) IT Support Engineer
13 14 (6.14%) Network Support
13 14 (6.14%) Network Support Engineer
13 14 (6.14%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (7.46%) .NET
2 4 (1.75%) 802.1X
2 4 (1.75%) SOAP
2 4 (1.75%) Web Services
2 4 (1.75%) XML
3 3 (1.32%) HTML
4 2 (0.88%) MDX
4 2 (0.88%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.44%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (0.44%) Kafka
5 1 (0.44%) Node.js
5 1 (0.44%) React
5 1 (0.44%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 36 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (14.91%) Data Centre
3 8 (3.51%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 8 (3.51%) Video Conferencing
4 6 (2.63%) iPhone
4 6 (2.63%) Security Operations Centre
5 5 (2.19%) Reinsurance
5 5 (2.19%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (1.32%) Clustering
6 3 (1.32%) iPad
6 3 (1.32%) Mobile Computing
7 2 (0.88%) BYOD
7 2 (0.88%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.88%) CMDB
7 2 (0.88%) Fixed Income
7 2 (0.88%) Hedge funds
7 2 (0.88%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (0.88%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.44%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.44%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 83 (36.40%) Windows
2 48 (21.05%) Windows Server
3 31 (13.60%) Windows 7
4 26 (11.40%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (10.96%) Windows 10
6 21 (9.21%) Linux
7 19 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (3.07%) Unix
8 7 (3.07%) Windows 8
9 6 (2.63%) Mac OS
9 6 (2.63%) Mac OS X
10 5 (2.19%) Ubuntu
11 4 (1.75%) Amazon Linux
11 4 (1.75%) Android
12 3 (1.32%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.88%) Solaris
13 2 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.44%) CentOS
14 1 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.44%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (23.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 49 (21.49%) ITIL
3 45 (19.74%) Problem-Solving
4 22 (9.65%) SDLC
5 21 (9.21%) Incident Management
6 20 (8.77%) Change Management
7 17 (7.46%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 14 (6.14%) DevOps
9 13 (5.70%) Kalman Filter
9 13 (5.70%) SIEM
10 12 (5.26%) Migration
11 11 (4.82%) Load Balancing
11 11 (4.82%) Network Monitoring
11 11 (4.82%) Release Management
12 10 (4.39%) Capacity Planning
12 10 (4.39%) Information Security
12 10 (4.39%) Network Design
13 9 (3.95%) Asset Management
13 9 (3.95%) Project Management
13 9 (3.95%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 46 (20.18%) SQL
2 19 (8.33%) C#
3 16 (7.02%) PowerShell
3 16 (7.02%) VB.NET
4 14 (6.14%) Python
5 6 (2.63%) Bash Shell
6 4 (1.75%) Java
7 3 (1.32%) VB
8 2 (0.88%) Perl
9 1 (0.44%) Lisp
9 1 (0.44%) Scala
Qualifications
1 79 (34.65%) Cisco Certification
2 71 (31.14%) CCNP
3 42 (18.42%) CCIE
4 28 (12.28%) Degree
5 26 (11.40%) CCIE Security
6 19 (8.33%) CCNA
7 7 (3.07%) TOGAF Certification
8 6 (2.63%) CISSP
8 6 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (2.19%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (2.19%) Security Cleared
10 4 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
10 4 (1.75%) MCSE
11 3 (1.32%) SC Cleared
12 1 (0.44%) CCDE
12 1 (0.44%) CCSP
12 1 (0.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (0.44%) JNCIA
12 1 (0.44%) JNCIS
12 1 (0.44%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.19%) QA
2 2 (0.88%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.88%) SLA
System Software
1 69 (30.26%) Active Directory
2 32 (14.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (8.33%) XenApp
4 15 (6.58%) Hyper-V
5 5 (2.19%) Docker
6 4 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (1.32%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (1.32%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.88%) KVM
8 2 (0.88%) NFS
8 2 (0.88%) SRDF
8 2 (0.88%) Xen
9 1 (0.44%) RHEV
9 1 (0.44%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.44%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.44%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.44%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.44%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 13 (5.70%) Ansible
2 12 (5.26%) Backup Exec
2 12 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (4.39%) SCCM
4 5 (2.19%) Cisco CUCM
5 4 (1.75%) Kubernetes
5 4 (1.75%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (1.75%) Terraform
6 3 (1.32%) ITRS Geneos
6 3 (1.32%) Malwarebytes
6 3 (1.32%) Puppet
6 3 (1.32%) SCOM
6 3 (1.32%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (1.32%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (1.32%) vCenter Server
6 3 (1.32%) XenMobile
7 1 (0.44%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.44%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.44%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 107 (46.93%) Cisco
2 68 (29.82%) Microsoft
3 62 (27.19%) CheckPoint
4 45 (19.74%) F5
4 45 (19.74%) Juniper
5 42 (18.42%) VMware
6 35 (15.35%) Citrix
7 11 (4.82%) Zscaler
8 10 (4.39%) IronPort
9 9 (3.95%) Palo Alto
9 9 (3.95%) SolarWinds
9 9 (3.95%) Symantec
10 8 (3.51%) Apple
10 8 (3.51%) HP
10 8 (3.51%) Veeam
11 7 (3.07%) Riverbed
12 6 (2.63%) Google
12 6 (2.63%) Veritas
13 5 (2.19%) arcserve
13 5 (2.19%) TOWER Software