Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 133 128 144
Rank change year-on-year -5 +16 -36
Permanent jobs citing WAN 239 262 358
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.34% 2.27% 2.09%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.93% 14.90% 14.63%
Number of salaries quoted 217 223 329
City of London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £29,000 £28,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £76,600
Central London median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +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 1500 1758 2447
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 14.70% 15.24% 14.28%
Number of salaries quoted 1341 1543 2100
City of London median annual salary £53,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.64% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £78,750
Central London median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +2.04%

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 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for WAN in the City of London

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT jobs citing WAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for WAN.

1 188 (78.66%) LAN
2 118 (49.37%) Firewall
3 98 (41.00%) Cisco
4 93 (38.91%) Microsoft
5 90 (37.66%) Active Directory
6 86 (35.98%) VPN
7 82 (34.31%) DNS
8 78 (32.64%) DHCP
9 77 (32.22%) Windows
10 74 (30.96%) VMware
11 73 (30.54%) Finance
12 62 (25.94%) ITIL
13 60 (25.10%) Microsoft Azure
14 59 (24.69%) Cisco Certification
15 57 (23.85%) Data Centre
16 55 (23.01%) Office 365
17 44 (18.41%) CCNP
17 44 (18.41%) Wireless
18 42 (17.57%) TCP/IP
18 42 (17.57%) Windows Server
19 41 (17.15%) Citrix
20 40 (16.74%) MS Exchange
21 39 (16.32%) SQL Server
22 37 (15.48%) Internet
22 37 (15.48%) Agile Software Development
22 37 (15.48%) Network Security
23 36 (15.06%) VMware Infrastructure
24 34 (14.23%) CheckPoint
25 33 (13.81%) SAN
25 33 (13.81%) Palo Alto

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 40 (16.74%) MS Exchange
2 23 (9.62%) Confluence
3 20 (8.37%) Skype for Business
4 17 (7.11%) Exchange Server 2010
5 15 (6.28%) Exchange Server 2013
6 11 (4.60%) IIS
7 10 (4.18%) SharePoint
8 4 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (1.26%) CMS
9 3 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.42%) Apache
10 1 (0.42%) Tomcat
Applications
1 13 (5.44%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (3.35%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.84%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.42%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 60 (25.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 55 (23.01%) Office 365
3 31 (12.97%) IaaS
4 29 (12.13%) PaaS
5 24 (10.04%) Azure Active Directory
6 21 (8.79%) Amazon AWS
7 5 (2.09%) Mimecast
8 4 (1.67%) G Suite
8 4 (1.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 3 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (1.26%) SaaS
10 2 (0.84%) Dropbox
11 1 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.42%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.42%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.42%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 188 (78.66%) LAN
2 118 (49.37%) Firewall
3 86 (35.98%) VPN
4 82 (34.31%) DNS
5 78 (32.64%) DHCP
6 44 (18.41%) Wireless
7 42 (17.57%) TCP/IP
8 37 (15.48%) Internet
8 37 (15.48%) Network Security
9 33 (13.81%) SAN
10 32 (13.39%) MPLS
11 31 (12.97%) Cisco ASA
12 30 (12.55%) DMZ
13 29 (12.13%) BGP
14 27 (11.30%) VLAN
15 25 (10.46%) Cisco IOS
15 25 (10.46%) OSPF
15 25 (10.46%) VoIP
16 23 (9.62%) Cisco Nexus
17 22 (9.21%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (16.32%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.84%) MySQL
4 1 (0.42%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.42%) MariaDB
4 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 23 (9.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 23 (9.62%) Git (software)
1 23 (9.62%) JIRA
1 23 (9.62%) Octopus Deploy
2 3 (1.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 73 (30.54%) Finance
2 19 (7.95%) Banking
3 14 (5.86%) Law
4 11 (4.60%) Financial Institution
4 11 (4.60%) Telecoms
5 8 (3.35%) Legal
6 6 (2.51%) Dutch Language
6 6 (2.51%) French Language
6 6 (2.51%) Spanish Language
7 4 (1.67%) Back Office
7 4 (1.67%) Retail
8 2 (0.84%) Front Office
8 2 (0.84%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.42%) Advertising
9 1 (0.42%) Games
9 1 (0.42%) Publishing
9 1 (0.42%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 51 (21.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 48 (20.08%) Network Engineer
3 30 (12.55%) Analyst
4 25 (10.46%) Cloud Engineer
5 24 (10.04%) Support Engineer
6 23 (9.62%) Azure Engineer
6 23 (9.62%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
7 21 (8.79%) Project Manager
8 20 (8.37%) Azure DevOps
8 20 (8.37%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 20 (8.37%) DevOps Engineer
9 18 (7.53%) Infrastructure Manager
10 17 (7.11%) Architect
10 17 (7.11%) Cloud Specialist
10 17 (7.11%) DevOps Specialist
10 17 (7.11%) Infrastructure Specialist
11 16 (6.69%) Senior Network Engineer
12 12 (5.02%) Administrator
12 12 (5.02%) Infrastructure Project Manager
13 11 (4.60%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (9.62%) .NET
2 9 (3.77%) FIX Protocol
3 8 (3.35%) SOAP
3 8 (3.35%) XML
3 8 (3.35%) XMPP
4 6 (2.51%) Web Services
5 3 (1.26%) SAML
6 2 (0.84%) 802.1X
7 1 (0.42%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 57 (23.85%) Data Centre
2 11 (4.60%) Computer Science
2 11 (4.60%) Management Information System
2 11 (4.60%) Public Cloud
3 9 (3.77%) Video Conferencing
4 6 (2.51%) Cyberthreat
5 5 (2.09%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.09%) Replication
6 4 (1.67%) Blackberry
6 4 (1.67%) Fixed Income
6 4 (1.67%) PMI
7 3 (1.26%) CMDB
7 3 (1.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 3 (1.26%) Driving Licence
7 3 (1.26%) FlexPod
7 3 (1.26%) PKI
7 3 (1.26%) Private Cloud
7 3 (1.26%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 2 (0.84%) Fintech
8 2 (0.84%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 77 (32.22%) Windows
2 42 (17.57%) Windows Server
3 23 (9.62%) Linux
4 19 (7.95%) Windows 7
5 17 (7.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (5.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (5.02%) Unix
8 10 (4.18%) Windows 8
9 9 (3.77%) Windows 10
10 7 (2.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (1.67%) Mac OS X
11 4 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.42%) Android
12 1 (0.42%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.42%) CentOS
12 1 (0.42%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (25.94%) ITIL
2 37 (15.48%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (12.97%) Project Management
4 27 (11.30%) Change Management
5 25 (10.46%) DevOps
5 25 (10.46%) High Availability
6 23 (9.62%) BDD
6 23 (9.62%) Continuous Delivery
6 23 (9.62%) Continuous Integration
6 23 (9.62%) Network Monitoring
6 23 (9.62%) TDD
7 22 (9.21%) Load Balancing
7 22 (9.21%) PRINCE2
8 21 (8.79%) Network Design
9 20 (8.37%) Incident Management
10 18 (7.53%) Kalman Filter
11 17 (7.11%) Network Management
12 16 (6.69%) ITIL V3
13 14 (5.86%) Disaster Recovery
13 14 (5.86%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 24 (10.04%) Java
2 9 (3.77%) SQL
3 7 (2.93%) PowerShell
4 5 (2.09%) Bash Shell
5 2 (0.84%) C
5 2 (0.84%) Python
6 1 (0.42%) VB
6 1 (0.42%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 59 (24.69%) Cisco Certification
2 44 (18.41%) CCNP
3 27 (11.30%) CCNA
4 22 (9.21%) CCIE
5 18 (7.53%) MCSE
5 18 (7.53%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (5.44%) Degree
6 13 (5.44%) MCSA
7 11 (4.60%) CCSA
7 11 (4.60%) Computer Science Degree
8 10 (4.18%) CCDA
8 10 (4.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 7 (2.93%) MCITP
10 5 (2.09%) CCDP
10 5 (2.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 4 (1.67%) CISSP
11 4 (1.67%) PMI Certification
12 3 (1.26%) Check Point Certification
12 3 (1.26%) JNCIA
12 3 (1.26%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.93%) SLA
2 4 (1.67%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.42%) COBIT
3 1 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.42%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.42%) PMO
3 1 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.42%) Solvency II
System Software
1 90 (37.66%) Active Directory
2 36 (15.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (10.04%) Docker
4 16 (6.69%) vSphere
5 13 (5.44%) Hyper-V
5 13 (5.44%) XenApp
6 10 (4.18%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (3.35%) XenDesktop
8 7 (2.93%) Terminal Services
8 7 (2.93%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.42%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.42%) Firmware
9 1 (0.42%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 25 (10.46%) Puppet
2 14 (5.86%) SCCM
3 7 (2.93%) Cisco CUCM
4 5 (2.09%) Backup Exec
4 5 (2.09%) SolarWinds Orion
5 4 (1.67%) Nagios
5 4 (1.67%) SCOM
6 3 (1.26%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 3 (1.26%) WSUS
7 1 (0.42%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.42%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.42%) ITRS Geneos
7 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.42%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.42%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.42%) SELinux
7 1 (0.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.42%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 98 (41.00%) Cisco
2 93 (38.91%) Microsoft
3 74 (30.96%) VMware
4 41 (17.15%) Citrix
5 34 (14.23%) CheckPoint
6 33 (13.81%) Palo Alto
7 29 (12.13%) Juniper
8 28 (11.72%) Splunk
9 24 (10.04%) IBM
10 23 (9.62%) F5
11 18 (7.53%) SolarWinds
12 14 (5.86%) Meraki
13 10 (4.18%) Riverbed
14 9 (3.77%) Avaya
14 9 (3.77%) Dell
15 8 (3.35%) EqualLogic
15 8 (3.35%) Mitel
16 6 (2.51%) Forcepoint
16 6 (2.51%) HP
16 6 (2.51%) Veeam