Period
to 28 September 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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 100 146 141
Rank change year-on-year +46 -5 -32
Permanent jobs citing WAN 101 221 249
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 2.72% 2.20% 2.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.95% 16.81% 16.23%
Number of salaries quoted 95 200 240
Median annual salary £80,000 £47,500 £51,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +68.42% -6.86% -15.00%
10th Percentile £45,350 £26,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £85,000
Central London median annual salary £72,500 £47,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +52.63% -9.52% -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 533 1,315 1,534
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 14.33% 13.08% 13.88%
Number of salaries quoted 475 1,150 1,359
Median annual salary £67,500 £59,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.41% +2.61% +4.55%
10th Percentile £39,150 £28,475 £31,250
90th Percentile £96,250 £89,000 £85,000
Central London median annual salary £67,500 £57,500 £57,000
% change year-on-year +17.39% +0.88% +8.57%

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 28 September 2020.

Salary histogram for WAN in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 78 (77.23%) Firewall
2 77 (76.24%) Cisco
3 60 (59.41%) CheckPoint
4 58 (57.43%) LAN
5 51 (50.50%) Finance
5 51 (50.50%) VPN
6 49 (48.51%) Cisco Certification
7 45 (44.55%) Microsoft
8 42 (41.58%) OSPF
8 42 (41.58%) Azure
9 39 (38.61%) BGP
10 37 (36.63%) Data Centre
11 36 (35.64%) DNS
11 36 (35.64%) DHCP
12 34 (33.66%) Multicast
13 30 (29.70%) NX-OS
13 30 (29.70%) Cisco IOS
14 29 (28.71%) Financial Institution
15 28 (27.72%) ITIL
15 28 (27.72%) Network Security
15 28 (27.72%) Infoblox
15 28 (27.72%) Project Delivery
16 25 (24.75%) Palo Alto
16 25 (24.75%) TCP/IP
17 24 (23.76%) CCNA
17 24 (23.76%) DevOps
17 24 (23.76%) Meraki
17 24 (23.76%) F5
17 24 (23.76%) Cisco ASA
17 24 (23.76%) Network Virtualisation

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 5 (4.95%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (2.97%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.99%) IIS
4 1 (0.99%) Smallworld
Applications
1 1 (0.99%) AutoCAD
1 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.99%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.99%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 42 (41.58%) Azure
2 23 (22.77%) Office 365
3 19 (18.81%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 14 (13.86%) AWS
5 3 (2.97%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (2.97%) SaaS
6 1 (0.99%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.99%) IaaS
6 1 (0.99%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 78 (77.23%) Firewall
2 58 (57.43%) LAN
3 51 (50.50%) VPN
4 42 (41.58%) OSPF
5 39 (38.61%) BGP
6 36 (35.64%) DHCP
6 36 (35.64%) DNS
7 34 (33.66%) Multicast
8 30 (29.70%) Cisco IOS
8 30 (29.70%) NX-OS
9 28 (27.72%) Network Security
10 25 (24.75%) TCP/IP
11 24 (23.76%) Cisco ASA
12 23 (22.77%) PBX
13 22 (21.78%) Cisco Nexus
14 20 (19.80%) Wi-Fi
15 19 (18.81%) MPLS
15 19 (18.81%) VLAN
16 17 (16.83%) EIGRP
16 17 (16.83%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.99%) GIS
1 1 (0.99%) MySQL
1 1 (0.99%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (5.94%) Git (software)
2 5 (4.95%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.99%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.99%) Jenkins
General
1 51 (50.50%) Finance
2 29 (28.71%) Financial Institution
3 7 (6.93%) Banking
4 6 (5.94%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.97%) Law
5 3 (2.97%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 62 (61.39%) Network Engineer
2 54 (53.47%) Senior Network Engineer
3 18 (17.82%) Cisco Engineer
3 18 (17.82%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 18 (17.82%) Senior Cisco Engineer
3 18 (17.82%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
4 11 (10.89%) Analyst
4 11 (10.89%) Network Security Engineer
4 11 (10.89%) Security Engineer
4 11 (10.89%) Senior Network Security Engineer
4 11 (10.89%) Senior Security Engineer
5 10 (9.90%) Azure Engineer
6 7 (6.93%) Cloud Engineer
7 6 (5.94%) Change and Configuration Manager
7 6 (5.94%) Information Risk Analyst
7 6 (5.94%) Information Security Analyst
7 6 (5.94%) IT Manager
7 6 (5.94%) Risk Analyst
7 6 (5.94%) Security Risk Analyst
7 6 (5.94%) Senior Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (13.86%) 802.1X
2 11 (10.89%) YAML
3 5 (4.95%) JSON
3 5 (4.95%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.99%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 37 (36.63%) Data Centre
2 6 (5.94%) Cyber Kill Chain
2 6 (5.94%) Management Information System
2 6 (5.94%) Robotics
3 3 (2.97%) RSA SecurID
4 2 (1.98%) CMDB
4 2 (1.98%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (1.98%) Virtual Team
5 1 (0.99%) Cloud Native
5 1 (0.99%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.99%) Fibre Optics
5 1 (0.99%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (0.99%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.99%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 19 (18.81%) Linux
2 16 (15.84%) Windows
3 14 (13.86%) Windows Server
4 8 (7.92%) Unix
5 6 (5.94%) Solaris
5 6 (5.94%) Windows XP
6 4 (3.96%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (2.97%) Windows 10
7 3 (2.97%) Windows 7
7 3 (2.97%) Windows Server 2016
8 2 (1.98%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.99%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.99%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (27.72%) ITIL
1 28 (27.72%) Project Delivery
2 24 (23.76%) DevOps
2 24 (23.76%) Network Virtualisation
3 23 (22.77%) Load Balancing
4 21 (20.79%) ITIL V3
5 20 (19.80%) Information Security
5 20 (19.80%) Internal Audit
6 18 (17.82%) Change Management
6 18 (17.82%) Network Monitoring
7 14 (13.86%) Risk Management
8 11 (10.89%) Penetration Testing
9 7 (6.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 7 (6.93%) Validation
10 6 (5.94%) Business Continuity
10 6 (5.94%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (5.94%) Remediation Plan
10 6 (5.94%) Security Monitoring
10 6 (5.94%) Service Delivery
10 6 (5.94%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 5 (4.95%) Python
2 2 (1.98%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.99%) SQL
Qualifications
1 49 (48.51%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (23.76%) CCNA
3 21 (20.79%) CCNP
4 7 (6.93%) CCSP
4 7 (6.93%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (5.94%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 6 (5.94%) CISM
5 6 (5.94%) CISSP
5 6 (5.94%) CREST Certified
5 6 (5.94%) GCFA
5 6 (5.94%) GCIA
5 6 (5.94%) GCIH
6 4 (3.96%) Degree
7 3 (2.97%) CCDP
8 2 (1.98%) CCDA
9 1 (0.99%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.99%) CCDE
9 1 (0.99%) CCIE
9 1 (0.99%) MCP
9 1 (0.99%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.94%) COBIT
1 6 (5.94%) NIST
2 4 (3.96%) SLA
3 3 (2.97%) PMO
4 1 (0.99%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.99%) QA
System Software
1 12 (11.88%) Active Directory
2 10 (9.90%) Virtual Desktop
3 5 (4.95%) Docker
3 5 (4.95%) Hyper-V
4 4 (3.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (3.96%) vSphere
5 1 (0.99%) DFS Replication
5 1 (0.99%) XenApp
5 1 (0.99%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (5.94%) Ansible
1 6 (5.94%) CSIRT
2 3 (2.97%) Nagios
3 1 (0.99%) Puppet
3 1 (0.99%) SCCM
3 1 (0.99%) Terraform
Vendors
1 77 (76.24%) Cisco
2 60 (59.41%) CheckPoint
3 45 (44.55%) Microsoft
4 28 (27.72%) Infoblox
5 25 (24.75%) Palo Alto
6 24 (23.76%) F5
6 24 (23.76%) Meraki
7 22 (21.78%) Blue Coat
8 19 (18.81%) Netskope
8 19 (18.81%) Zscaler
9 14 (13.86%) ForeScout
9 14 (13.86%) VMware
10 11 (10.89%) Riverbed
11 9 (8.91%) Fortinet
11 9 (8.91%) Juniper
12 5 (4.95%) Arista
12 5 (4.95%) HP
12 5 (4.95%) SolarWinds
12 5 (4.95%) Splunk
13 3 (2.97%) Aruba