Period
to 11 April 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 11 April 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
11 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 173 162 139
Rank change year-on-year -11 -23 -12
Permanent jobs citing WAN 54 150 229
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 1.12% 1.77% 2.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.86% 13.98% 17.36%
Number of salaries quoted 48 139 214
10th Percentile £37,500 £31,250 £32,500
25th Percentile £48,125 £41,500 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £70,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +33.33% -1.87%
75th Percentile £80,313 £80,000 £68,438
90th Percentile £90,000 £89,000 £81,250
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £57,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +14.04% +8.57% -

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 420 1,073 1,319
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 8.68% 12.67% 12.82%
Number of salaries quoted 370 959 1,198
10th Percentile £41,250 £32,400 £30,000
25th Percentile £48,563 £41,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £63,368 £57,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.20% -4.17% +9.09%
75th Percentile £80,500 £75,000 £77,500
90th Percentile £96,250 £88,750 £92,500
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +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 11 April 2021.

Salary histogram for WAN in the City of London

For the 6 months to 11 April 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 43 (79.63%) LAN
2 32 (59.26%) Firewall
3 27 (50.00%) Cisco
4 26 (48.15%) Azure
5 22 (40.74%) Data Centre
6 18 (33.33%) VMware
7 17 (31.48%) Microsoft
7 17 (31.48%) Active Directory
7 17 (31.48%) Cisco Certification
7 17 (31.48%) Microsoft 365
7 17 (31.48%) Network Security
8 16 (29.63%) Windows
8 16 (29.63%) Python
8 16 (29.63%) Finance
8 16 (29.63%) SD-WAN
9 15 (27.78%) TCP/IP
9 15 (27.78%) BGP
10 14 (25.93%) OSPF
10 14 (25.93%) Linux
10 14 (25.93%) AWS
10 14 (25.93%) VMware Infrastructure
11 13 (24.07%) SolarWinds
11 13 (24.07%) Palo Alto
11 13 (24.07%) Ansible
11 13 (24.07%) CCNP
11 13 (24.07%) Wireless
12 12 (22.22%) Change Management
12 12 (22.22%) Network Design
12 12 (22.22%) ITIL
12 12 (22.22%) VPN

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 4 (7.41%) MS Exchange
2 3 (5.56%) IBM Notes
2 3 (5.56%) IIS
3 2 (3.70%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 4 (7.41%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.85%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 26 (48.15%) Azure
2 17 (31.48%) Microsoft 365
3 14 (25.93%) AWS
4 7 (12.96%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (9.26%) IaaS
6 3 (5.56%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (5.56%) GCP
6 3 (5.56%) PaaS
6 3 (5.56%) SaaS
7 2 (3.70%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (3.70%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (1.85%) Google Workspace
8 1 (1.85%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (1.85%) IBM SmartCloud
8 1 (1.85%) Mimecast
8 1 (1.85%) Power Platform
8 1 (1.85%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 43 (79.63%) LAN
2 32 (59.26%) Firewall
3 17 (31.48%) Network Security
4 16 (29.63%) SD-WAN
5 15 (27.78%) BGP
5 15 (27.78%) TCP/IP
6 14 (25.93%) OSPF
7 13 (24.07%) Wireless
8 12 (22.22%) VPN
9 11 (20.37%) Cisco Firepower
9 11 (20.37%) MPLS
10 9 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
11 8 (14.81%) Cisco ISE
11 8 (14.81%) Cisco Nexus
11 8 (14.81%) DNS
11 8 (14.81%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 8 (14.81%) Multicast
12 7 (12.96%) Ethernet
12 7 (12.96%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 7 (12.96%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.96%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (3.70%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (3.70%) SQL Server 2017
3 1 (1.85%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.85%) Blockchain
3 1 (1.85%) Ingres
3 1 (1.85%) Power BI
3 1 (1.85%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 3 (5.56%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (3.70%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.85%) Chocolatey
3 1 (1.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (29.63%) Finance
2 8 (14.81%) Banking
3 5 (9.26%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.70%) Back Office
4 2 (3.70%) Legal
5 1 (1.85%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.85%) Law
Job Titles
1 15 (27.78%) Network Engineer
2 8 (14.81%) Architect
3 7 (12.96%) IT Engineer
3 7 (12.96%) Network Architect
4 6 (11.11%) Senior Network Engineer
4 6 (11.11%) Support Engineer
5 5 (9.26%) Consultant
5 5 (9.26%) Network Consultant
6 4 (7.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) Applications Support
6 4 (7.41%) Azure Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) Firewall Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) Cloud Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) IT Support
7 3 (5.56%) Network Manager
7 3 (5.56%) Senior Cloud Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) Switch Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (18.52%) JSON
2 6 (11.11%) FIX Protocol
3 2 (3.70%) 802.1X
3 2 (3.70%) Regular Expression
3 2 (3.70%) XML
3 2 (3.70%) YAML
4 1 (1.85%) LDAP
4 1 (1.85%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 22 (40.74%) Data Centre
2 9 (16.67%) Public Cloud
3 7 (12.96%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (7.41%) Fixed Income
4 4 (7.41%) Management Information System
5 3 (5.56%) Client/Server
5 3 (5.56%) Replication
6 1 (1.85%) CLARiiON
6 1 (1.85%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (1.85%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (1.85%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.85%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.85%) User Experience
6 1 (1.85%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 16 (29.63%) Windows
2 14 (25.93%) Linux
3 10 (18.52%) Windows Server
4 9 (16.67%) Windows 10
4 9 (16.67%) Windows 7
5 8 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (12.96%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (11.11%) Windows Server 2016
8 3 (5.56%) Unix
9 1 (1.85%) Android
9 1 (1.85%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.85%) Check Point GAiA
9 1 (1.85%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.85%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (22.22%) Change Management
1 12 (22.22%) ITIL
1 12 (22.22%) Network Design
2 11 (20.37%) Problem-Solving
3 8 (14.81%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (14.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 7 (12.96%) Capacity Planning
4 7 (12.96%) DNA
5 6 (11.11%) Service Delivery
6 5 (9.26%) Business Continuity
6 5 (9.26%) Migration
6 5 (9.26%) Presales
7 4 (7.41%) E-Commerce
7 4 (7.41%) Fintech
7 4 (7.41%) Information Security
7 4 (7.41%) Mentoring
7 4 (7.41%) Patch Management
7 4 (7.41%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 3 (5.56%) Business Continuity Planning
8 3 (5.56%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 16 (29.63%) Python
2 8 (14.81%) SQL
3 6 (11.11%) PowerShell
4 3 (5.56%) Bash Shell
4 3 (5.56%) PHP
4 3 (5.56%) R
5 1 (1.85%) C
Qualifications
1 17 (31.48%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (24.07%) CCNP
3 9 (16.67%) CCIE
4 7 (12.96%) SC Cleared
4 7 (12.96%) Security Cleared
5 5 (9.26%) Degree
6 4 (7.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (5.56%) CCNA
8 2 (3.70%) CISSP
8 2 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (3.70%) PCI QSA
9 1 (1.85%) CCMSE
9 1 (1.85%) CCSA
9 1 (1.85%) CCSE
9 1 (1.85%) CCVP
9 1 (1.85%) CEH
9 1 (1.85%) CISM
9 1 (1.85%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.70%) Cyber Essentials
2 2 (3.70%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 2 (3.70%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.85%) GDPR
3 1 (1.85%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (31.48%) Active Directory
2 14 (25.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (16.67%) VMware NSX
4 4 (7.41%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (5.56%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (3.70%) Docker
6 2 (3.70%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.85%) Firmware
7 1 (1.85%) XenApp
7 1 (1.85%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (24.07%) Ansible
2 12 (22.22%) Terraform
3 9 (16.67%) FortiGate
4 7 (12.96%) ITRS Geneos
5 4 (7.41%) Control-M
6 3 (5.56%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (5.56%) Cisco Prime
6 3 (5.56%) vCenter Server
7 2 (3.70%) Cacti
7 2 (3.70%) HAProxy
7 2 (3.70%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (1.85%) AssetCenter
8 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (1.85%) Nessus
8 1 (1.85%) SCCM
8 1 (1.85%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (1.85%) Sysprep
8 1 (1.85%) WSUS
Vendors
1 27 (50.00%) Cisco
2 18 (33.33%) VMware
3 17 (31.48%) Microsoft
4 13 (24.07%) Palo Alto
4 13 (24.07%) SolarWinds
5 11 (20.37%) Fortinet
6 9 (16.67%) F5
7 8 (14.81%) CA
8 7 (12.96%) CheckPoint
9 6 (11.11%) SonicWALL
10 5 (9.26%) Meraki
11 3 (5.56%) ExtraHop
11 3 (5.56%) Lotus
11 3 (5.56%) Oracle
11 3 (5.56%) Radianz
12 2 (3.70%) Arista
12 2 (3.70%) Aruba
12 2 (3.70%) Blue Coat
12 2 (3.70%) Infoblox
12 2 (3.70%) Splunk