Period
to 9 April 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 9 April 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
9 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 155 142 125
Rank change year-on-year -13 -17 +10
Permanent jobs citing WAN 151 227 268
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 1.76% 2.20% 2.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.93% 17.08% 16.37%
Number of salaries quoted 147 217 232
Median annual salary £70,000 £52,500 £53,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +33.33% -1.87% +7.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £31,625
90th Percentile £88,000 £81,250 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £57,000 £52,250 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% -0.48% +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 1,084 1,329 1,637
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 12.61% 12.89% 15.26%
Number of salaries quoted 955 1,196 1,468
Median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.55% -
10th Percentile £32,200 £30,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £88,750 £91,250 £83,750
Central London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%

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 9 April 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 9 April 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 -9 2 £42,250 -13.33%
WAN
Central London

For the 6 months to 9 April 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.

1 129 (85.43%) LAN
2 80 (52.98%) Cisco
3 75 (49.67%) Firewall
4 54 (35.76%) Cisco Certification
5 52 (34.44%) Microsoft
6 49 (32.45%) Finance
7 43 (28.48%) Palo Alto
8 42 (27.81%) TCP/IP
9 41 (27.15%) Windows
9 41 (27.15%) Wireless
10 39 (25.83%) BGP
11 38 (25.17%) OSPF
12 37 (24.50%) VPN
13 32 (21.19%) Active Directory
13 32 (21.19%) Azure
14 30 (19.87%) CCNP
15 29 (19.21%) CheckPoint
15 29 (19.21%) ITIL
15 29 (19.21%) Load Balancing
15 29 (19.21%) Network Security
16 27 (17.88%) F5
16 27 (17.88%) Office 365
17 26 (17.22%) Windows 10
17 26 (17.22%) MPLS
18 25 (16.56%) Network Design
19 24 (15.89%) WLAN
20 23 (15.23%) VoIP
20 23 (15.23%) Data Centre
21 21 (13.91%) Windows 7
21 21 (13.91%) Infrastructure Engineering

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 11 (7.28%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.65%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (1.99%) OpenStack
4 2 (1.32%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 11 (7.28%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (1.99%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.66%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 32 (21.19%) Azure
2 27 (17.88%) Office 365
3 18 (11.92%) AWS
4 6 (3.97%) IaaS
5 4 (2.65%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 4 (2.65%) PaaS
6 3 (1.99%) Dynamics 365
6 3 (1.99%) GCP
7 2 (1.32%) Mimecast
7 2 (1.32%) Power Platform
7 2 (1.32%) SaaS
8 1 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.66%) G Suite
8 1 (0.66%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 129 (85.43%) LAN
2 75 (49.67%) Firewall
3 42 (27.81%) TCP/IP
4 41 (27.15%) Wireless
5 39 (25.83%) BGP
6 38 (25.17%) OSPF
7 37 (24.50%) VPN
8 29 (19.21%) Network Security
9 26 (17.22%) MPLS
10 24 (15.89%) WLAN
11 23 (15.23%) VoIP
12 20 (13.25%) VLAN
13 19 (12.58%) Cisco ASA
13 19 (12.58%) Cisco Nexus
13 19 (12.58%) DHCP
13 19 (12.58%) DNS
14 17 (11.26%) Wi-Fi
15 15 (9.93%) IPsec
16 14 (9.27%) EIGRP
17 12 (7.95%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.99%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.32%) MySQL
2 2 (1.32%) NoSQL
2 2 (1.32%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 3 (1.99%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (1.32%) Artifactory
2 2 (1.32%) Gradle
2 2 (1.32%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.66%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.66%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 49 (32.45%) Finance
2 15 (9.93%) Banking
3 13 (8.61%) Law
4 11 (7.28%) French Language
5 10 (6.62%) Financial Institution
6 4 (2.65%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.99%) Legal
7 3 (1.99%) Marketing
8 2 (1.32%) Advertising
8 2 (1.32%) Front Office
9 1 (0.66%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 53 (35.10%) Network Engineer
2 38 (25.17%) Senior Network Engineer
3 25 (16.56%) Analyst
4 16 (10.60%) Support Engineer
5 14 (9.27%) Architect
6 13 (8.61%) IT Support
6 13 (8.61%) Support Analyst
7 12 (7.95%) 2nd Line Support
8 11 (7.28%) Desktop Support
8 11 (7.28%) IT Engineer
9 8 (5.30%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 8 (5.30%) Change Analyst
9 8 (5.30%) IT Support Engineer
9 8 (5.30%) Wireless Engineer
9 8 (5.30%) Wireless Network Engineer
10 7 (4.64%) Desktop Analyst
10 7 (4.64%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 7 (4.64%) Network Architect
10 7 (4.64%) Security Architect
10 7 (4.64%) Transition Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.65%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (0.66%) Cocoa
2 1 (0.66%) COM
2 1 (0.66%) JSON
2 1 (0.66%) Regular Expression
2 1 (0.66%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (15.23%) Data Centre
2 8 (5.30%) Video Conferencing
3 7 (4.64%) Blackberry
4 6 (3.97%) iPhone
5 5 (3.31%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.65%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 4 (2.65%) Reinsurance
7 3 (1.99%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (1.99%) iPad
7 3 (1.99%) Mobile Computing
7 3 (1.99%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.32%) CCTV
8 2 (1.32%) Learning Management System
9 1 (0.66%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (0.66%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.66%) Renewable Energy
9 1 (0.66%) Replication
9 1 (0.66%) RSA SecurID
9 1 (0.66%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 41 (27.15%) Windows
2 26 (17.22%) Windows 10
3 21 (13.91%) Windows 7
4 19 (12.58%) Windows Server
5 14 (9.27%) Linux
6 13 (8.61%) Android
7 12 (7.95%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (7.28%) Windows Server 2016
9 10 (6.62%) Apple iOS
10 6 (3.97%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (2.65%) Windows Server 2019
12 3 (1.99%) Mac OS
12 3 (1.99%) VMS
12 3 (1.99%) Windows 8
12 3 (1.99%) Windows Vista
13 2 (1.32%) Unix
13 2 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.66%) CentOS
14 1 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.66%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (19.21%) ITIL
1 29 (19.21%) Load Balancing
2 25 (16.56%) Network Design
3 21 (13.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 19 (12.58%) Project Management
5 14 (9.27%) Change Management
6 12 (7.95%) Business Continuity
6 12 (7.95%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (5.96%) Information Security
7 9 (5.96%) ITIL V3
8 8 (5.30%) Customer Requirements
8 8 (5.30%) Cybersecurity
8 8 (5.30%) ITSM
8 8 (5.30%) Service Delivery
8 8 (5.30%) Validation
9 7 (4.64%) Decision-Making
9 7 (4.64%) Network Management
9 7 (4.64%) Problem-Solving
9 7 (4.64%) Software Delivery
10 6 (3.97%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 10 (6.62%) PowerShell
2 8 (5.30%) Python
3 3 (1.99%) SQL
4 2 (1.32%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.32%) C++
4 2 (1.32%) Java 8
4 2 (1.32%) Perl
4 2 (1.32%) Scala
4 2 (1.32%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 54 (35.76%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (19.87%) CCNP
3 20 (13.25%) CCIE
4 18 (11.92%) CCNA
4 18 (11.92%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (8.61%) Degree
5 13 (8.61%) MCSE
6 10 (6.62%) CCSA
7 9 (5.96%) CCSE
8 7 (4.64%) CISSP
9 6 (3.97%) TOGAF Certification
10 3 (1.99%) CEH
10 3 (1.99%) MCP
10 3 (1.99%) MCSA
11 2 (1.32%) CCDA
11 2 (1.32%) CCDE
11 2 (1.32%) CCDP
11 2 (1.32%) CREST Certified
11 2 (1.32%) JNCIE
11 2 (1.32%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.30%) SLA
2 5 (3.31%) PMO
3 4 (2.65%) GDPR
4 3 (1.99%) Data Quality
5 2 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (1.32%) ITGC
5 2 (1.32%) PCI DSS
5 2 (1.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.66%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.66%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.66%) ISO 22301
6 1 (0.66%) NIST
System Software
1 32 (21.19%) Active Directory
2 13 (8.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (5.30%) Virtual Desktop
4 6 (3.97%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.99%) Docker
6 2 (1.32%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 2 (1.32%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.32%) XenApp
6 2 (1.32%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.66%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.66%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (6.62%) FortiGate
2 4 (2.65%) SCCM
3 3 (1.99%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (1.32%) Ansible
4 2 (1.32%) Kubernetes
4 2 (1.32%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.66%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.66%) Nagios
5 1 (0.66%) NetMRI
5 1 (0.66%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 80 (52.98%) Cisco
2 52 (34.44%) Microsoft
3 43 (28.48%) Palo Alto
4 29 (19.21%) CheckPoint
5 27 (17.88%) F5
6 19 (12.58%) VMware
7 17 (11.26%) Juniper
8 16 (10.60%) Aruba
9 11 (7.28%) Citrix
9 11 (7.28%) Meraki
10 10 (6.62%) Fortinet
10 10 (6.62%) Riverbed
11 9 (5.96%) Symantec
12 8 (5.30%) SolarWinds
13 5 (3.31%) Polycom
14 4 (2.65%) Avaya
14 4 (2.65%) Brocade
14 4 (2.65%) HP
15 3 (1.99%) Arista
16 2 (1.32%) Google