Period
to 19 January 2020

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 19 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
19 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 137 147 136
Rank change year-on-year +10 -11 +10
Permanent jobs citing WAN 196 214 233
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.16% 2.09% 2.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.77% 16.65% 15.49%
Number of salaries quoted 176 201 207
City of London median annual salary £57,500 £51,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.75% -7.27% +10.00%
10th Percentile £28,250 £31,250 £35,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £82,500 £84,750
Central London median annual salary £50,000 £52,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -3.85% -0.95% +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 1,169 1,285 1,504
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 12.90% 12.56% 14.34%
Number of salaries quoted 1,021 1,145 1,362
City of London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - -
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £88,900 £82,500
Central London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% -2.78%

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 19 January 2020.

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 19 January 2020. 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 5 £55,000 +10.00%
WAN
Central London

For the 6 months to 19 January 2020, 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.

1 181 (92.35%) LAN
2 96 (48.98%) Firewall
3 88 (44.90%) Cisco
4 77 (39.29%) Windows
5 74 (37.76%) Microsoft
6 69 (35.20%) Active Directory
7 65 (33.16%) Wireless
8 62 (31.63%) Cisco Certification
8 62 (31.63%) TCP/IP
9 55 (28.06%) VPN
10 52 (26.53%) Office 365
11 49 (25.00%) Finance
12 48 (24.49%) Network Security
13 47 (23.98%) Azure
14 44 (22.45%) Windows 7
14 44 (22.45%) Data Centre
15 43 (21.94%) Palo Alto
15 43 (21.94%) CCNP
16 42 (21.43%) VoIP
16 42 (21.43%) Windows 10
17 41 (20.92%) BGP
18 38 (19.39%) OSPF
19 36 (18.37%) MPLS
19 36 (18.37%) ITIL
20 34 (17.35%) Load Balancing
21 33 (16.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 33 (16.84%) AWS
22 32 (16.33%) Windows Server
23 31 (15.82%) Microsoft Office
24 29 (14.80%) Android

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 17 (8.67%) MS Exchange
2 9 (4.59%) Skype for Business
3 7 (3.57%) OpenStack
4 6 (3.06%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (1.53%) IBM Notes
6 2 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.02%) IBM Domino
7 1 (0.51%) IIS
Applications
1 31 (15.82%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (4.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (4.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (3.06%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.51%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.51%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 52 (26.53%) Office 365
2 47 (23.98%) Azure
3 33 (16.84%) AWS
4 10 (5.10%) G Suite
4 10 (5.10%) IaaS
4 10 (5.10%) PaaS
5 5 (2.55%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (2.55%) Mimecast
6 4 (2.04%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 3 (1.53%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (1.53%) GCP
8 2 (1.02%) Power Platform
9 1 (0.51%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 181 (92.35%) LAN
2 96 (48.98%) Firewall
3 65 (33.16%) Wireless
4 62 (31.63%) TCP/IP
5 55 (28.06%) VPN
6 48 (24.49%) Network Security
7 42 (21.43%) VoIP
8 41 (20.92%) BGP
9 38 (19.39%) OSPF
10 36 (18.37%) MPLS
11 29 (14.80%) DHCP
11 29 (14.80%) DNS
11 29 (14.80%) VLAN
12 27 (13.78%) WLAN
13 21 (10.71%) Cisco ASA
13 21 (10.71%) Cisco IOS
13 21 (10.71%) Wi-Fi
14 20 (10.20%) Internet
15 19 (9.69%) IPsec
15 19 (9.69%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.53%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.02%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 7 (3.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 49 (25.00%) Finance
2 18 (9.18%) Banking
3 17 (8.67%) Law
4 12 (6.12%) French Language
5 8 (4.08%) Marketing
6 7 (3.57%) Financial Institution
6 7 (3.57%) Telecoms
7 5 (2.55%) Front Office
8 3 (1.53%) Legal
8 3 (1.53%) Retail
9 2 (1.02%) Advertising
10 1 (0.51%) Back Office
10 1 (0.51%) Billing
Job Titles
1 64 (32.65%) Network Engineer
2 40 (20.41%) Senior Network Engineer
3 34 (17.35%) Analyst
4 30 (15.31%) IT Support
5 26 (13.27%) Support Analyst
6 23 (11.73%) IT Engineer
7 20 (10.20%) Support Engineer
8 18 (9.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 15 (7.65%) 2nd Line Support
9 15 (7.65%) Desktop Support
10 14 (7.14%) IT Analyst
10 14 (7.14%) IT Support Analyst
10 14 (7.14%) IT Support Engineer
11 12 (6.12%) Architect
12 10 (5.10%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
12 10 (5.10%) Desktop Analyst
12 10 (5.10%) Desktop Support Analyst
12 10 (5.10%) Network Security Engineer
12 10 (5.10%) Security Engineer
13 9 (4.59%) Active Directory Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.04%) 802.1X
1 4 (2.04%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (0.51%) Cocoa
2 1 (0.51%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 44 (22.45%) Data Centre
2 15 (7.65%) iPhone
3 12 (6.12%) Blackberry
3 12 (6.12%) Video Conferencing
4 11 (5.61%) Management Information System
5 8 (4.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 8 (4.08%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (3.06%) iPad
6 6 (3.06%) Mobile Computing
6 6 (3.06%) Smartphone
7 5 (2.55%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (1.53%) Algorithms
8 3 (1.53%) CCTV
8 3 (1.53%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.53%) Hedge funds
9 2 (1.02%) Fixed Income
9 2 (1.02%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (1.02%) Learning Management System
10 1 (0.51%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.51%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 77 (39.29%) Windows
2 44 (22.45%) Windows 7
3 42 (21.43%) Windows 10
4 32 (16.33%) Windows Server
5 29 (14.80%) Android
6 23 (11.73%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (8.16%) Linux
8 15 (7.65%) Apple iOS
9 8 (4.08%) Mac OS X
9 8 (4.08%) Windows Vista
10 7 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (2.55%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (1.53%) Mac OS
12 3 (1.53%) VMS
12 3 (1.53%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.51%) CentOS
13 1 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.51%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (18.37%) ITIL
2 34 (17.35%) Load Balancing
3 33 (16.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 23 (11.73%) Project Delivery
5 18 (9.18%) Information Security
6 16 (8.16%) Network Design
7 15 (7.65%) Kalman Filter
8 13 (6.63%) Asset Management
8 13 (6.63%) Cybersecurity
8 13 (6.63%) SIEM
9 12 (6.12%) Problem-Solving
10 11 (5.61%) Change Management
10 11 (5.61%) Network Management
11 10 (5.10%) Problem Management
11 10 (5.10%) Risk Management
12 9 (4.59%) Business Continuity
12 9 (4.59%) Disaster Recovery
12 9 (4.59%) Project Management
12 9 (4.59%) Security Architecture
12 9 (4.59%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 18 (9.18%) PowerShell
2 5 (2.55%) Python
3 4 (2.04%) SQL
4 3 (1.53%) C++
5 1 (0.51%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 62 (31.63%) Cisco Certification
2 43 (21.94%) CCNP
3 27 (13.78%) Degree
3 27 (13.78%) Microsoft Certification
4 24 (12.24%) CCIE
5 22 (11.22%) CCNA
6 16 (8.16%) MCSE
7 14 (7.14%) CISSP
8 12 (6.12%) MCP
9 8 (4.08%) CCSA
9 8 (4.08%) CCSE
9 8 (4.08%) MCITP
9 8 (4.08%) MCTS
10 7 (3.57%) TOGAF Certification
11 5 (2.55%) CCDP
11 5 (2.55%) MCSA
12 4 (2.04%) CISA
13 3 (1.53%) CEH
14 2 (1.02%) JNCIE
14 2 (1.02%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.61%) SLA
2 5 (2.55%) GDPR
3 3 (1.53%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.02%) ITGC
5 1 (0.51%) COBIT
5 1 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (0.51%) ISO 22301
5 1 (0.51%) NIST
5 1 (0.51%) Solvency II
System Software
1 69 (35.20%) Active Directory
2 21 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (4.59%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.02%) Citrix Hypervisor
4 2 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.51%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.51%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.51%) vSphere
5 1 (0.51%) XenApp
5 1 (0.51%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (9.18%) SCCM
2 5 (2.55%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (2.55%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (1.02%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.02%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (1.02%) FortiGate
3 2 (1.02%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.02%) Puppet
3 2 (1.02%) Terraform
4 1 (0.51%) Ansible
4 1 (0.51%) SCOM
4 1 (0.51%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 88 (44.90%) Cisco
2 74 (37.76%) Microsoft
3 43 (21.94%) Palo Alto
4 29 (14.80%) VMware
5 27 (13.78%) CheckPoint
6 23 (11.73%) Citrix
7 22 (11.22%) F5
8 18 (9.18%) Juniper
9 14 (7.14%) Symantec
10 11 (5.61%) Fortinet
11 10 (5.10%) Meraki
11 10 (5.10%) SolarWinds
12 9 (4.59%) Aruba
12 9 (4.59%) Polycom
13 5 (2.55%) Riverbed
13 5 (2.55%) TOWER Software
14 4 (2.04%) Brocade
14 4 (2.04%) Forcepoint
14 4 (2.04%) ServiceNow
14 4 (2.04%) Zscaler