Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 140 149 107
Rank change year-on-year +9 -42 +16
Permanent jobs citing WAN 214 255 285
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.15% 2.32% 2.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.55% 16.47% 18.02%
Number of salaries quoted 193 238 266
City of London median annual salary £47,500 £52,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.65% -13.33% +9.09%
10th Percentile £26,250 £31,250 £33,750
90th Percentile £86,250 £85,000 £77,500
Central London median annual salary £46,250 £52,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -11.90% -4.55% -

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 1,293 1,548 1,582
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 13.00% 14.09% 15.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1,142 1,370 1,415
City of London median annual salary £59,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.61% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £28,250 £31,250 £29,886
90th Percentile £91,250 £85,000 £80,000
Central London median annual salary £57,500 £56,250 £52,500
% change year-on-year +2.22% +7.14% -

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 -11 2 £57,000 +14.00%
WAN
Central London

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 189 (88.32%) LAN
2 114 (53.27%) Windows
3 93 (43.46%) Active Directory
4 87 (40.65%) Firewall
5 70 (32.71%) Wireless
6 69 (32.24%) Cisco
7 66 (30.84%) Office 365
8 63 (29.44%) Microsoft
9 57 (26.64%) Windows Server
10 56 (26.17%) TCP/IP
11 53 (24.77%) VPN
11 53 (24.77%) Windows 7
12 51 (23.83%) Microsoft Office
13 49 (22.90%) Finance
14 45 (21.03%) Azure
15 44 (20.56%) VoIP
16 43 (20.09%) DNS
17 41 (19.16%) Degree
18 40 (18.69%) Windows 10
19 38 (17.76%) Windows Server 2012
20 37 (17.29%) Microsoft Certification
20 37 (17.29%) ITIL
21 35 (16.36%) DHCP
22 34 (15.89%) VMware
22 34 (15.89%) Network Security
22 34 (15.89%) Data Centre
23 32 (14.95%) AWS
24 31 (14.49%) Citrix
24 31 (14.49%) Infrastructure Engineering
25 30 (14.02%) Cisco Certification

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 (10.28%) MS Exchange
1 22 (10.28%) Skype for Business
2 15 (7.01%) SharePoint
3 13 (6.07%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (4.21%) OpenStack
5 6 (2.80%) IIS
6 5 (2.34%) IBM Notes
7 4 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (1.87%) IBM Domino
8 3 (1.40%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 51 (23.83%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (3.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (3.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (2.80%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.47%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 66 (30.84%) Office 365
2 45 (21.03%) Azure
3 32 (14.95%) AWS
4 20 (9.35%) G Suite
5 15 (7.01%) IaaS
6 14 (6.54%) PaaS
7 8 (3.74%) GCP
8 3 (1.40%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (1.40%) Mimecast
8 3 (1.40%) OneDrive
8 3 (1.40%) Power Platform
8 3 (1.40%) SaaS
8 3 (1.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.93%) Akamai
9 2 (0.93%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 189 (88.32%) LAN
2 87 (40.65%) Firewall
3 70 (32.71%) Wireless
4 56 (26.17%) TCP/IP
5 53 (24.77%) VPN
6 44 (20.56%) VoIP
7 43 (20.09%) DNS
8 35 (16.36%) DHCP
9 34 (15.89%) Network Security
10 25 (11.68%) SAN
11 24 (11.21%) Skype
12 19 (8.88%) MPLS
13 18 (8.41%) IP Telephony
14 17 (7.94%) Wi-Fi
15 15 (7.01%) Cisco IOS
15 15 (7.01%) VLAN
16 13 (6.07%) WLAN
17 12 (5.61%) BGP
17 12 (5.61%) Intrusion Detection
18 11 (5.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.87%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.40%) Power BI
3 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (3.27%) Hudson
2 3 (1.40%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.47%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 49 (22.90%) Finance
2 21 (9.81%) Telecoms
3 13 (6.07%) Law
4 9 (4.21%) Banking
5 8 (3.74%) Front Office
6 6 (2.80%) Legal
6 6 (2.80%) Marketing
7 4 (1.87%) Advertising
7 4 (1.87%) Back Office
8 3 (1.40%) Public Sector
8 3 (1.40%) Publishing
9 2 (0.93%) Retail
10 1 (0.47%) Billing
10 1 (0.47%) Digital Economy
Job Titles
1 44 (20.56%) Analyst
1 44 (20.56%) IT Support
2 32 (14.95%) Network Engineer
2 32 (14.95%) Support Engineer
3 31 (14.49%) IT Engineer
4 27 (12.62%) Support Analyst
5 21 (9.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 20 (9.35%) 2nd Line Support
6 20 (9.35%) IT Support Engineer
7 14 (6.54%) IT Analyst
8 13 (6.07%) IT Support Analyst
9 12 (5.61%) Technical Support
10 11 (5.14%) 1st/2nd Line Support
10 11 (5.14%) Architect
10 11 (5.14%) Desktop Support
11 10 (4.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 10 (4.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 9 (4.21%) 1st Line Engineer
12 9 (4.21%) 1st Line Support
12 9 (4.21%) 1st Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.74%) SOAP
1 8 (3.74%) XML
2 5 (2.34%) .NET
2 5 (2.34%) FIX Protocol
3 3 (1.40%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.47%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 34 (15.89%) Data Centre
2 16 (7.48%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (7.01%) iPhone
4 14 (6.54%) Smartphone
4 14 (6.54%) Video Conferencing
5 11 (5.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 10 (4.67%) Blackberry
7 8 (3.74%) Management Information System
8 5 (2.34%) Fixed Income
8 5 (2.34%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (1.87%) Hedge funds
9 4 (1.87%) iPad
9 4 (1.87%) Mobile Computing
10 3 (1.40%) Algorithms
10 3 (1.40%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.47%) EMC VNX
11 1 (0.47%) Greenfield Project
11 1 (0.47%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.47%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.47%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 114 (53.27%) Windows
2 57 (26.64%) Windows Server
3 53 (24.77%) Windows 7
4 40 (18.69%) Windows 10
5 38 (17.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 27 (12.62%) Linux
6 27 (12.62%) Windows Server 2008
7 22 (10.28%) Android
8 18 (8.41%) Mac OS X
9 10 (4.67%) Apple iOS
9 10 (4.67%) Unix
9 10 (4.67%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (2.34%) Windows Vista
11 4 (1.87%) Windows 8
12 3 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (1.40%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.93%) Amazon Linux
13 2 (0.93%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.47%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (17.29%) ITIL
2 31 (14.49%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 25 (11.68%) Asset Management
4 22 (10.28%) Problem-Solving
5 20 (9.35%) Change Management
6 17 (7.94%) Project Delivery
7 15 (7.01%) Problem Management
8 14 (6.54%) Incident Management
8 14 (6.54%) Kalman Filter
8 14 (6.54%) Network Management
9 13 (6.07%) Preventative Maintenance
10 12 (5.61%) DevOps
11 11 (5.14%) DDoS Mitigation
11 11 (5.14%) Investment Management
11 11 (5.14%) Load Balancing
11 11 (5.14%) Security Architecture
11 11 (5.14%) SIEM
12 10 (4.67%) Cybersecurity
12 10 (4.67%) TOGAF
12 10 (4.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 26 (12.15%) SQL
2 12 (5.61%) PowerShell
3 10 (4.67%) Python
4 5 (2.34%) C#
4 5 (2.34%) VB.NET
5 3 (1.40%) Bash Shell
5 3 (1.40%) C++
6 1 (0.47%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 41 (19.16%) Degree
2 37 (17.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 30 (14.02%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (9.81%) MCP
5 20 (9.35%) CCNP
6 18 (8.41%) MCITP
7 17 (7.94%) CCNA
8 15 (7.01%) MCTS
9 11 (5.14%) MCSE
10 9 (4.21%) CISSP
10 9 (4.21%) TOGAF Certification
11 6 (2.80%) MCDST
12 5 (2.34%) Security Cleared
13 4 (1.87%) CCIE
13 4 (1.87%) Computer Science Degree
13 4 (1.87%) DV Cleared
14 3 (1.40%) MCSA
14 3 (1.40%) PMI Certification
14 3 (1.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 2 (0.93%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.14%) SLA
2 1 (0.47%) COBIT
2 1 (0.47%) GDPR
2 1 (0.47%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.47%) Solvency II
System Software
1 93 (43.46%) Active Directory
2 25 (11.68%) Hyper-V
3 19 (8.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (4.21%) XenApp
5 7 (3.27%) Docker
6 5 (2.34%) vSphere
7 3 (1.40%) KVM
7 3 (1.40%) LXC
7 3 (1.40%) Xen
8 2 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.47%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 1 (0.47%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 26 (12.15%) SCCM
2 10 (4.67%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (4.21%) Norton AntiVirus
4 8 (3.74%) Backup Exec
4 8 (3.74%) ITRS Geneos
5 7 (3.27%) Ansible
5 7 (3.27%) Kubernetes
5 7 (3.27%) Terraform
6 4 (1.87%) Puppet
7 3 (1.40%) Jamf Pro
7 3 (1.40%) Mesos
7 3 (1.40%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (0.93%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (0.93%) Cisco Prime
8 2 (0.93%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.47%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.47%) SCOM
9 1 (0.47%) Stealthwatch
9 1 (0.47%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 69 (32.24%) Cisco
2 63 (29.44%) Microsoft
3 34 (15.89%) VMware
4 31 (14.49%) Citrix
5 17 (7.94%) Palo Alto
6 13 (6.07%) CheckPoint
7 12 (5.61%) Avaya
7 12 (5.61%) HP
7 12 (5.61%) Meraki
8 11 (5.14%) Juniper
8 11 (5.14%) Symantec
9 10 (4.67%) Apple
10 6 (2.80%) F5
10 6 (2.80%) Veritas
11 5 (2.34%) Dell
11 5 (2.34%) Fortinet
11 5 (2.34%) Lotus
12 4 (1.87%) Altiris
12 4 (1.87%) ServiceNow
12 4 (1.87%) SolarWinds