Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 190 104 136
Rank change year-on-year -86 +32 +27
Permanent jobs citing WAN 58 91 229
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 0.98% 2.54% 2.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.62% 18.20% 17.66%
Number of salaries quoted 53 87 205
10th Percentile " £54,750 £26,500
25th Percentile £31,250 £70,625 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £80,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year -43.75% +68.42% -6.86%
75th Percentile £73,750 £85,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £82,250 £90,000 £86,250
Central London median annual salary £50,000 £72,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -31.03% +61.11% -14.29%

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 546 500 1,297
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 9.19% 13.97% 12.92%
Number of salaries quoted 485 448 1,143
10th Percentile £32,500 £37,526 £28,500
25th Percentile £46,250 £48,750 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £69,375 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year -6.31% +20.65% +4.55%
75th Percentile £81,250 £83,750 £77,500
90th Percentile £102,500 £96,250 £88,500
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £67,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year -11.11% +17.39% +4.55%

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 18 October 2021.

Salary histogram for WAN in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 38 (65.52%) Cisco
2 32 (55.17%) Microsoft
3 30 (51.72%) LAN
4 29 (50.00%) Windows
5 26 (44.83%) Firewall
6 25 (43.10%) ITIL
7 23 (39.66%) TCP/IP
7 23 (39.66%) Finance
8 21 (36.21%) Microsoft Office
9 20 (34.48%) Wireless
10 19 (32.76%) Degree
10 19 (32.76%) Internet
10 19 (32.76%) Video Conferencing
11 17 (29.31%) Cisco IOS
11 17 (29.31%) Android
11 17 (29.31%) iPhone
11 17 (29.31%) Windows 7
11 17 (29.31%) Mac OS X
11 17 (29.31%) Apple
12 16 (27.59%) Blackberry
12 16 (27.59%) Asset Management
12 16 (27.59%) iPad
12 16 (27.59%) Windows 8
12 16 (27.59%) Computer Science Degree
13 15 (25.86%) Banking
14 14 (24.14%) Social Skills
14 14 (24.14%) Data Centre
15 12 (20.69%) Azure
15 12 (20.69%) Active Directory
16 11 (18.97%) SD-WAN

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 8 (13.79%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.72%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.72%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.72%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 21 (36.21%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 12 (20.69%) Azure
2 9 (15.52%) Microsoft 365
3 6 (10.34%) AWS
4 2 (3.45%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 1 (1.72%) Mimecast
5 1 (1.72%) PaaS
5 1 (1.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (51.72%) LAN
2 26 (44.83%) Firewall
3 23 (39.66%) TCP/IP
4 20 (34.48%) Wireless
5 19 (32.76%) Internet
6 17 (29.31%) Cisco IOS
7 11 (18.97%) SD-WAN
8 7 (12.07%) Network Security
8 7 (12.07%) VPN
9 6 (10.34%) DNS
9 6 (10.34%) MPLS
9 6 (10.34%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (8.62%) DHCP
10 5 (8.62%) Ethernet
10 5 (8.62%) SAN
10 5 (8.62%) VoIP
11 4 (6.90%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (6.90%) IPsec
11 4 (6.90%) Wireshark
12 3 (5.17%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.72%) Azure SQL Database
1 1 (1.72%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Burp Suite
1 1 (1.72%) Metasploit
1 1 (1.72%) sqlmap
General
1 23 (39.66%) Finance
2 15 (25.86%) Banking
3 14 (24.14%) Social Skills
4 4 (6.90%) Telecoms
5 3 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (3.45%) Documentation Skills
6 2 (3.45%) Law
6 2 (3.45%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (27.59%) Desktop Support
2 15 (25.86%) Desktop Support Technician
2 15 (25.86%) Desktop Technician
2 15 (25.86%) Support Technician
3 10 (17.24%) Network Engineer
4 9 (15.52%) IT Engineer
5 7 (12.07%) Architect
6 5 (8.62%) Analyst
6 5 (8.62%) Network Architect
7 4 (6.90%) Cisco Engineer
7 4 (6.90%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 4 (6.90%) Support Engineer
8 3 (5.17%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 3 (5.17%) IT Support
8 3 (5.17%) Security Engineer
9 2 (3.45%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 2 (3.45%) Head of Security
9 2 (3.45%) IT Analyst
9 2 (3.45%) Operations Engineer
9 2 (3.45%) Professional Services Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.17%) JSON
2 2 (3.45%) 802.1X
2 2 (3.45%) FIX Protocol
2 2 (3.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (32.76%) Video Conferencing
2 17 (29.31%) iPhone
3 16 (27.59%) Blackberry
3 16 (27.59%) iPad
4 14 (24.14%) Data Centre
5 6 (10.34%) Public Cloud
6 5 (8.62%) Management Information System
7 3 (5.17%) Cyberattack
7 3 (5.17%) User Experience
8 2 (3.45%) Fixed Income
8 2 (3.45%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (1.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (1.72%) Handset
9 1 (1.72%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 29 (50.00%) Windows
2 17 (29.31%) Android
2 17 (29.31%) Mac OS X
2 17 (29.31%) Windows 7
3 16 (27.59%) Windows 8
4 8 (13.79%) Linux
5 4 (6.90%) Unix
6 3 (5.17%) Windows Server
7 2 (3.45%) Apple iOS
7 2 (3.45%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (43.10%) ITIL
2 16 (27.59%) Asset Management
3 8 (13.79%) Change Management
3 8 (13.79%) Cybersecurity
3 8 (13.79%) SIEM
4 6 (10.34%) Information Security
5 5 (8.62%) DevOps
5 5 (8.62%) Product Management
6 4 (6.90%) Presales
6 4 (6.90%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (6.90%) Project Management
7 3 (5.17%) Business Continuity
7 3 (5.17%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (5.17%) Computer Science
7 3 (5.17%) Network Design
7 3 (5.17%) Patch Management
7 3 (5.17%) Project Delivery
7 3 (5.17%) Server Management
7 3 (5.17%) Service Delivery
8 2 (3.45%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.62%) PowerShell
2 4 (6.90%) Python
2 4 (6.90%) SQL
3 1 (1.72%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.72%) C
3 1 (1.72%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 19 (32.76%) Degree
2 16 (27.59%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (17.24%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (13.79%) CCNA
5 7 (12.07%) CCNP
6 3 (5.17%) SC Cleared
6 3 (5.17%) Security Cleared
7 2 (3.45%) CCA
7 2 (3.45%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (3.45%) MCSE
7 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.72%) A+ Certification
8 1 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (1.72%) LPIC
8 1 (1.72%) MCP
8 1 (1.72%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.17%) GDPR
1 3 (5.17%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (20.69%) Active Directory
2 7 (12.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.17%) VMware NSX
4 2 (3.45%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.72%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (8.62%) Terraform
2 3 (5.17%) Ansible
2 3 (5.17%) FortiGate
3 2 (3.45%) Kubernetes
3 2 (3.45%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (1.72%) CASB
4 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.72%) Nessus
4 1 (1.72%) Nmap
4 1 (1.72%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 38 (65.52%) Cisco
2 32 (55.17%) Microsoft
3 17 (29.31%) Apple
4 7 (12.07%) Meraki
4 7 (12.07%) VMware
5 5 (8.62%) SolarWinds
6 4 (6.90%) CheckPoint
6 4 (6.90%) Citrix
6 4 (6.90%) SonicWALL
7 3 (5.17%) CA
7 3 (5.17%) Forcepoint
7 3 (5.17%) Fortinet
7 3 (5.17%) HP
7 3 (5.17%) Rapid7
7 3 (5.17%) Splunk
8 2 (3.45%) Aruba
8 2 (3.45%) BeyondTrust
8 2 (3.45%) IronPort
8 2 (3.45%) Palo Alto
8 2 (3.45%) Zscaler