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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 17 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
17 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 166 192 162
Rank change year-on-year +26 -30 -27
Permanent jobs citing WAN 105 42 123
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 1.45% 0.85% 1.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.75% 9.31% 13.31%
Number of salaries quoted 90 39 115
10th Percentile £49,425 £37,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £56,250 £51,250 £39,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £75,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year -13.33% +7.14% +33.33%
75th Percentile £79,688 £79,375 £82,500
90th Percentile £93,750 £90,000 £88,750
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year - +8.33% +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 712 451 924
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 9.81% 9.08% 12.70%
Number of salaries quoted 538 402 825
10th Percentile £32,500 £41,250 £35,000
25th Percentile £46,250 £48,750 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,305 £62,500 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year -3.51% +8.70% -4.17%
75th Percentile £78,750 £80,000 £75,500
90th Percentile £100,900 £97,500 £88,750
Central London median annual salary £60,305 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +0.51% +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 17 May 2022.

Salary histogram for WAN in the City of London

For the 6 months to 17 May 2022, 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 81 (77.14%) LAN
2 60 (57.14%) Azure
3 57 (54.29%) Cisco
4 44 (41.90%) Firewall
5 42 (40.00%) Windows
6 40 (38.10%) Microsoft
7 38 (36.19%) Active Directory
8 35 (33.33%) Data Centre
9 34 (32.38%) Cisco Certification
10 33 (31.43%) CCNP
10 33 (31.43%) VMware
11 32 (30.48%) Social Skills
12 31 (29.52%) Microsoft 365
13 27 (25.71%) ITIL
14 26 (24.76%) Wireless
15 25 (23.81%) Change Management
15 25 (23.81%) SD-WAN
16 24 (22.86%) MPLS
17 23 (21.90%) Project Management
17 23 (21.90%) SCCM
17 23 (21.90%) Palo Alto
17 23 (21.90%) Azure Active Directory
18 22 (20.95%) Fortinet
18 22 (20.95%) AWS
18 22 (20.95%) VPN
19 21 (20.00%) Finance
19 21 (20.00%) SaaS
19 21 (20.00%) PaaS
19 21 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
19 21 (20.00%) Problem Management

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 10 (9.52%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.86%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.95%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (2.86%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (4.76%) SAP GTS
2 2 (1.90%) Sentinel
2 2 (1.90%) Toggl
Cloud Services
1 60 (57.14%) Azure
2 31 (29.52%) Microsoft 365
3 23 (21.90%) Azure Active Directory
4 22 (20.95%) AWS
5 21 (20.00%) PaaS
5 21 (20.00%) SaaS
6 16 (15.24%) Azure Monitor
6 16 (15.24%) Azure Sentinel
7 5 (4.76%) IaaS
7 5 (4.76%) Mimecast
8 3 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (1.90%) Amazon ELB
9 2 (1.90%) AWS Direct Connect
9 2 (1.90%) GCP
9 2 (1.90%) Lucidchart
9 2 (1.90%) Route 53
9 2 (1.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.95%) Azure Functions
10 1 (0.95%) Azure Key Vault
10 1 (0.95%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 81 (77.14%) LAN
2 44 (41.90%) Firewall
3 26 (24.76%) Wireless
4 25 (23.81%) SD-WAN
5 24 (22.86%) MPLS
6 22 (20.95%) VPN
7 18 (17.14%) BGP
7 18 (17.14%) DNS
8 17 (16.19%) Network Security
8 17 (16.19%) OSPF
8 17 (16.19%) TCP/IP
9 14 (13.33%) Cisco ISE
9 14 (13.33%) DHCP
10 11 (10.48%) Cisco Nexus
10 11 (10.48%) Wi-Fi
11 10 (9.52%) Cisco ASA
12 9 (8.57%) EIGRP
12 9 (8.57%) VoIP
13 8 (7.62%) IPsec
14 7 (6.67%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.86%) MySQL
2 3 (2.86%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.95%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (0.95%) Power BI
3 1 (0.95%) Redis
Development Applications
1 2 (1.90%) JIRA
1 2 (1.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 32 (30.48%) Social Skills
2 21 (20.00%) Finance
3 14 (13.33%) Presentation Skills
4 4 (3.81%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.81%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 4 (3.81%) Law
5 3 (2.86%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.90%) Advertising
6 2 (1.90%) Back Office
6 2 (1.90%) Organisational Skills
6 2 (1.90%) Publishing
6 2 (1.90%) Retail
7 1 (0.95%) Banking
7 1 (0.95%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 38 (36.19%) Network Engineer
2 21 (20.00%) Analyst
3 20 (19.05%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 19 (18.10%) Senior Network Engineer
5 16 (15.24%) Architect
6 8 (7.62%) Operations Engineer
6 8 (7.62%) Senior Analyst
6 8 (7.62%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
7 7 (6.67%) Network Architect
8 6 (5.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (4.76%) Cloud Architect
9 5 (4.76%) Infrastructure Architect
9 5 (4.76%) Network Manager
9 5 (4.76%) Network Operations Engineer
10 4 (3.81%) Azure Architect
10 4 (3.81%) Azure Engineer
10 4 (3.81%) Head of Architecture
10 4 (3.81%) IT Analyst
10 4 (3.81%) Lead Network Engineer
10 4 (3.81%) Microsoft 365 Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.81%) JSON
2 1 (0.95%) .NET
2 1 (0.95%) LDAP
2 1 (0.95%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 35 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 19 (18.10%) Public Cloud
3 9 (8.57%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.81%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (2.86%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.90%) Cloud Native
6 2 (1.90%) Clustering
6 2 (1.90%) IVR
6 2 (1.90%) Replication
6 2 (1.90%) User Experience
7 1 (0.95%) Blockchain
7 1 (0.95%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.95%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.95%) Eurex
7 1 (0.95%) Fibre Optics
7 1 (0.95%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.95%) IoT
7 1 (0.95%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.95%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.95%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 42 (40.00%) Windows
2 21 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 21 (20.00%) Windows Server 2016
3 15 (14.29%) Windows Server
4 13 (12.38%) Linux
5 10 (9.52%) Windows Server 2019
6 4 (3.81%) Unix
7 3 (2.86%) Windows 10
8 2 (1.90%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.95%) Android
9 1 (0.95%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.95%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.95%) Solaris
9 1 (0.95%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (25.71%) ITIL
2 25 (23.81%) Change Management
3 23 (21.90%) Project Management
4 21 (20.00%) Problem Management
5 19 (18.10%) Business Continuity
5 19 (18.10%) Disaster Recovery
6 14 (13.33%) Incident Management
6 14 (13.33%) Infrastructure Management
7 10 (9.52%) Information Security
8 9 (8.57%) Capacity Planning
8 9 (8.57%) Change Control
8 9 (8.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 9 (8.57%) Mentoring
8 9 (8.57%) Migration
8 9 (8.57%) Network Virtualisation
8 9 (8.57%) Service Delivery
9 8 (7.62%) Agile
9 8 (7.62%) Network Design
9 8 (7.62%) Network Monitoring
9 8 (7.62%) Technology Transformation
Programming Languages
1 12 (11.43%) Python
2 9 (8.57%) PowerShell
3 4 (3.81%) SQL
4 2 (1.90%) VBScript
5 1 (0.95%) Bash
5 1 (0.95%) Bicep
5 1 (0.95%) C#
5 1 (0.95%) Java
Qualifications
1 34 (32.38%) Cisco Certification
2 33 (31.43%) CCNP
3 18 (17.14%) CCNA
4 17 (16.19%) CCIE
5 13 (12.38%) Degree
5 13 (12.38%) SC Cleared
5 13 (12.38%) Security Cleared
6 6 (5.71%) TOGAF Certification
7 5 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (3.81%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (3.81%) Master's Degree
9 2 (1.90%) CCSA
9 2 (1.90%) CCSE
9 2 (1.90%) CISSP
9 2 (1.90%) JNCIA
9 2 (1.90%) JNCIS
9 2 (1.90%) PMP
9 2 (1.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.95%) CEH
10 1 (0.95%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.86%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.86%) SLA
3 2 (1.90%) PMO
3 2 (1.90%) QA
4 1 (0.95%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.95%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (0.95%) GDPR
System Software
1 38 (36.19%) Active Directory
2 21 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (12.38%) VMware NSX
4 4 (3.81%) vSphere
5 1 (0.95%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.95%) XenApp
5 1 (0.95%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 23 (21.90%) SCCM
2 20 (19.05%) Ansible
3 16 (15.24%) SCOM
3 16 (15.24%) SCSM
4 10 (9.52%) Terraform
5 8 (7.62%) FortiGate
6 5 (4.76%) Microsoft Intune
6 5 (4.76%) TrustSec
7 4 (3.81%) Single Sign-On
8 3 (2.86%) Kubernetes
9 2 (1.90%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 2 (1.90%) Backup Exec
9 2 (1.90%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (1.90%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (1.90%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.95%) Cisco Prime
10 1 (0.95%) Jamf Pro
10 1 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.95%) vRealize Orchestrator
10 1 (0.95%) VxRail
Vendors
1 57 (54.29%) Cisco
2 40 (38.10%) Microsoft
3 33 (31.43%) VMware
4 23 (21.90%) Palo Alto
5 22 (20.95%) Fortinet
6 19 (18.10%) SolarWinds
7 16 (15.24%) Citrix
8 15 (14.29%) CheckPoint
9 14 (13.33%) F5
10 12 (11.43%) Zscaler
11 11 (10.48%) Juniper
12 10 (9.52%) Meraki
13 7 (6.67%) Aruba
13 7 (6.67%) Riverbed
14 6 (5.71%) Arista
15 5 (4.76%) Forcepoint
15 5 (4.76%) ForeScout
15 5 (4.76%) SAP
15 5 (4.76%) Splunk
16 4 (3.81%) CA