Period
to 26 July 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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 196 129 149
Rank change year-on-year -67 +20 -14
Permanent jobs citing WAN 50 116 214
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 0.89% 2.12% 2.07%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.18% 16.13% 16.04%
Number of salaries quoted 46 107 195
10th Percentile £33,500 £39,000 £27,500
25th Percentile £47,188 £56,250 £35,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £72,500 £75,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -3.33% +50.00% -4.76%
75th Percentile £80,938 £83,750 £74,375
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,750
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £70,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -14.29% +40.00% -4.76%

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 491 719 1,334
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 8.77% 13.13% 12.89%
Number of salaries quoted 434 643 1,211
10th Percentile £39,650 £36,250 £29,000
25th Percentile £46,938 £46,250 £39,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.17% - +4.35%
75th Percentile £81,063 £77,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £101,100 £90,000 £87,500
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +9.09% -4.35%

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 26 July 2021.

Salary histogram for WAN in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 35 (70.00%) LAN
2 31 (62.00%) Firewall
3 28 (56.00%) Cisco
4 21 (42.00%) Microsoft
5 18 (36.00%) Azure
5 18 (36.00%) Data Centre
5 18 (36.00%) Social Skills
6 16 (32.00%) Windows
7 15 (30.00%) TCP/IP
7 15 (30.00%) Change Management
8 14 (28.00%) ITIL
8 14 (28.00%) SD-WAN
9 13 (26.00%) VMware
9 13 (26.00%) Microsoft 365
9 13 (26.00%) Network Security
9 13 (26.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 12 (24.00%) Finance
11 11 (22.00%) Python
11 11 (22.00%) Active Directory
11 11 (22.00%) Fortinet
12 10 (20.00%) SolarWinds
12 10 (20.00%) Public Cloud
12 10 (20.00%) Ansible
12 10 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
12 10 (20.00%) Wireless
13 9 (18.00%) Linux
13 9 (18.00%) Microsoft Office
13 9 (18.00%) AWS
13 9 (18.00%) JSON
14 8 (16.00%) Video Conferencing

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 6 (12.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.00%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.00%) IIS
3 1 (2.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (18.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 18 (36.00%) Azure
2 13 (26.00%) Microsoft 365
3 9 (18.00%) AWS
4 3 (6.00%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (2.00%) GCP
5 1 (2.00%) Google Workspace
5 1 (2.00%) IaaS
5 1 (2.00%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (2.00%) IBM SmartCloud
5 1 (2.00%) Mimecast
5 1 (2.00%) PaaS
5 1 (2.00%) Power Platform
5 1 (2.00%) SaaS
5 1 (2.00%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 35 (70.00%) LAN
2 31 (62.00%) Firewall
3 15 (30.00%) TCP/IP
4 14 (28.00%) SD-WAN
5 13 (26.00%) Network Security
6 10 (20.00%) Wireless
7 8 (16.00%) Ethernet
7 8 (16.00%) MPLS
7 8 (16.00%) VPN
8 7 (14.00%) BGP
8 7 (14.00%) Cisco Firepower
8 7 (14.00%) Cisco ISE
8 7 (14.00%) Internet
8 7 (14.00%) OSPF
9 6 (12.00%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (12.00%) Wireshark
10 5 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
10 5 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (10.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.00%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (2.00%) Blockchain
2 1 (2.00%) Ingres
2 1 (2.00%) Power BI
2 1 (2.00%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 3 (6.00%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (4.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.00%) Chocolatey
3 1 (2.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (36.00%) Social Skills
2 12 (24.00%) Finance
3 5 (10.00%) Telecoms
4 4 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (6.00%) Banking
5 3 (6.00%) Legal
6 1 (2.00%) Documentation Skills
6 1 (2.00%) Law
6 1 (2.00%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 10 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 9 (18.00%) Architect
3 7 (14.00%) Network Architect
4 6 (12.00%) IT Engineer
5 5 (10.00%) Senior Network Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) IT Manager
6 4 (8.00%) Support Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Analyst
7 3 (6.00%) Desktop Support
7 3 (6.00%) Desktop Support Technician
7 3 (6.00%) Desktop Technician
7 3 (6.00%) IT Support
7 3 (6.00%) Network Manager
7 3 (6.00%) Support Technician
8 2 (4.00%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Cisco Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Head of IT Security
8 2 (4.00%) Head of Security
8 2 (4.00%) Professional Services Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (18.00%) JSON
2 3 (6.00%) 802.1X
3 2 (4.00%) FIX Protocol
3 2 (4.00%) Regular Expression
3 2 (4.00%) XML
3 2 (4.00%) YAML
4 1 (2.00%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 18 (36.00%) Data Centre
2 10 (20.00%) Public Cloud
3 8 (16.00%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (8.00%) Blackberry
4 4 (8.00%) iPhone
4 4 (8.00%) Management Information System
5 3 (6.00%) iPad
5 3 (6.00%) User Experience
6 2 (4.00%) Cyberattack
6 2 (4.00%) Fixed Income
7 1 (2.00%) CLARiiON
7 1 (2.00%) Handset
7 1 (2.00%) Replication
7 1 (2.00%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 16 (32.00%) Windows
2 9 (18.00%) Linux
3 8 (16.00%) Windows 7
4 7 (14.00%) Windows 10
5 6 (12.00%) Windows Server
6 5 (10.00%) Mac OS X
7 4 (8.00%) Android
7 4 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (6.00%) Unix
8 3 (6.00%) Windows 8
8 3 (6.00%) Windows Server 2016
9 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (30.00%) Change Management
2 14 (28.00%) ITIL
3 8 (16.00%) Capacity Planning
3 8 (16.00%) Network Design
4 6 (12.00%) Asset Management
4 6 (12.00%) DevOps
5 5 (10.00%) Business Continuity
5 5 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
5 5 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (10.00%) Product Management
5 5 (10.00%) Project Delivery
5 5 (10.00%) SIEM
6 4 (8.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 4 (8.00%) Patch Management
6 4 (8.00%) Presales
6 4 (8.00%) Server Management
7 3 (6.00%) Information Security
7 3 (6.00%) ITSM
7 3 (6.00%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (6.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (22.00%) Python
2 4 (8.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (6.00%) SQL
4 2 (4.00%) C
5 1 (2.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 10 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (16.00%) CCNP
3 7 (14.00%) Degree
3 7 (14.00%) SC Cleared
3 7 (14.00%) Security Cleared
4 6 (12.00%) CCNA
5 4 (8.00%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (4.00%) CCIE
6 2 (4.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (2.00%) CCA
7 1 (2.00%) CCSA
7 1 (2.00%) CCSE
7 1 (2.00%) CCVP
7 1 (2.00%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (2.00%) LPIC
7 1 (2.00%) MCP
7 1 (2.00%) MCSE
7 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.00%) GDPR
1 3 (6.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (4.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (26.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (22.00%) Active Directory
3 7 (14.00%) VMware NSX
4 3 (6.00%) Hyper-V
5 2 (4.00%) Docker
6 1 (2.00%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (2.00%) XenApp
6 1 (2.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (20.00%) Ansible
2 8 (16.00%) FortiGate
3 7 (14.00%) Terraform
4 2 (4.00%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (4.00%) Sysprep
5 1 (2.00%) AssetCenter
5 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (2.00%) SCCM
5 1 (2.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 28 (56.00%) Cisco
2 21 (42.00%) Microsoft
3 13 (26.00%) VMware
4 11 (22.00%) Fortinet
5 10 (20.00%) SolarWinds
6 7 (14.00%) CA
6 7 (14.00%) Palo Alto
7 5 (10.00%) Apple
7 5 (10.00%) F5
7 5 (10.00%) Meraki
7 5 (10.00%) SonicWALL
8 4 (8.00%) CheckPoint
9 3 (6.00%) Aruba
9 3 (6.00%) Citrix
9 3 (6.00%) HP
9 3 (6.00%) Oracle
10 2 (4.00%) CommVault
10 2 (4.00%) IronPort
10 2 (4.00%) NetApp
10 2 (4.00%) Riverbed