Period
to 16 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in 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 16 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
England > London
6 months to
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 173 153 152
Rank change year-on-year -20 -1 -15
Permanent jobs citing WAN 1,421 1,766 1,830
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 2.05% 2.39% 2.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.63% 15.85% 14.45%
Number of salaries quoted 1,203 1,539 1,561
London median annual salary £52,500 £54,000 £53,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.78% +0.93% +7.00%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,675 £28,125
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £80,000
England median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +2.22% +2.27% -2.22%

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 London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 9,715 11,142 12,667
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 14.03% 15.06% 15.64%
Number of salaries quoted 7,927 9,166 10,853
London median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,000 £29,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £79,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing WAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for WAN in London

WAN
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing WAN in London.

Salary trend for WAN in London

WAN
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in London over the 6 months to 16 August 2018.

Salary histogram for WAN in London

WAN
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the London region over the 6 months to 16 August 2018. 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
Central London -36 355 £52,500 - 40
West London -6 99 £50,000 +12.36% 29
South London -11 41 £38,750 +10.71% 1
East London +1 30 £42,500 -27.66% 5
North London +2 7 £35,332 -5.78% 5
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 16 August 2018, 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 London region with a requirement for WAN.

1 1,110 (78.11%) LAN
2 768 (54.05%) Cisco
3 612 (43.07%) Firewall
4 586 (41.24%) Windows
5 478 (33.64%) Microsoft
6 452 (31.81%) Cisco Certification
7 434 (30.54%) Active Directory
8 421 (29.63%) VMware
9 412 (28.99%) VPN
10 393 (27.66%) Finance
11 362 (25.48%) CCNP
12 347 (24.42%) Wireless
13 322 (22.66%) TCP/IP
13 322 (22.66%) ITIL
13 322 (22.66%) Office 365
14 317 (22.31%) Data Centre
15 311 (21.89%) MPLS
16 305 (21.46%) Windows Server
17 295 (20.76%) DNS
18 289 (20.34%) VMware Infrastructure
19 267 (18.79%) MS Exchange
20 264 (18.58%) Cisco Nexus
21 241 (16.96%) CCNA
21 241 (16.96%) Citrix
22 235 (16.54%) Network Security
23 225 (15.83%) Cisco ASA
24 224 (15.76%) BGP
25 215 (15.13%) Microsoft Azure
26 211 (14.85%) DHCP
27 203 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008

WAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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
1 267 (18.79%) MS Exchange
2 97 (6.83%) Exchange Server 2010
3 88 (6.19%) Skype for Business
4 81 (5.70%) Exchange Server 2013
5 68 (4.79%) SharePoint
6 54 (3.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 44 (3.10%) Exchange Server 2007
8 22 (1.55%) Apache
9 20 (1.41%) IIS
10 17 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2003
11 12 (0.84%) CMS
12 10 (0.70%) nginx
13 9 (0.63%) JBoss
13 9 (0.63%) WordPress
14 8 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2000
14 8 (0.56%) Office Communications Server
14 8 (0.56%) OpenStack
15 7 (0.49%) IBM Notes
16 6 (0.42%) Tomcat
17 4 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 152 (10.70%) Microsoft Office
2 36 (2.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (1.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (0.84%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 13 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.77%) Elite 3E
3 9 (0.63%) Orchard Housing
3 9 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
4 7 (0.49%) Cognos TM1
5 2 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.070%) Carpe Diem
6 1 (0.070%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.070%) FLEXCUBE
6 1 (0.070%) Raiser's Edge
6 1 (0.070%) Sage 50
6 1 (0.070%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 322 (22.66%) Office 365
2 215 (15.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 173 (12.17%) Amazon AWS
4 47 (3.31%) IaaS
5 41 (2.89%) SaaS
6 29 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
7 28 (1.97%) Mimecast
7 28 (1.97%) PaaS
8 23 (1.62%) Amazon EC2
9 21 (1.48%) AWS CloudFormation
10 16 (1.13%) G Suite
11 12 (0.84%) AWS Lambda
11 12 (0.84%) Serverless
12 11 (0.77%) Amazon S3
12 11 (0.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 9 (0.63%) CloudFront
13 9 (0.63%) OneDrive
14 8 (0.56%) Slack
15 6 (0.42%) Azure Active Directory
16 5 (0.35%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 1,110 (78.11%) LAN
2 612 (43.07%) Firewall
3 412 (28.99%) VPN
4 347 (24.42%) Wireless
5 322 (22.66%) TCP/IP
6 311 (21.89%) MPLS
7 295 (20.76%) DNS
8 264 (18.58%) Cisco Nexus
9 235 (16.54%) Network Security
10 225 (15.83%) Cisco ASA
11 224 (15.76%) BGP
12 211 (14.85%) DHCP
13 192 (13.51%) OSPF
14 170 (11.96%) VLAN
15 165 (11.61%) SAN
16 156 (10.98%) VoIP
17 125 (8.80%) WLAN
18 117 (8.23%) VPLS
19 104 (7.32%) Cisco IOS
20 103 (7.25%) Cisco Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (7.25%) SQL Server
2 29 (2.04%) MySQL
3 26 (1.83%) SQL Server 2008
4 23 (1.62%) Big Data
5 20 (1.41%) Hadoop
6 17 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
7 15 (1.06%) Amazon RDS
7 15 (1.06%) NoSQL
8 14 (0.99%) Apache Cassandra
8 14 (0.99%) MongoDB
9 13 (0.91%) SQL Server 2014
10 11 (0.77%) SQL Server 2005
11 8 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
11 8 (0.56%) MS Access
11 8 (0.56%) Relational Database
12 7 (0.49%) Blockchain
13 4 (0.28%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 4 (0.28%) Amazon Redshift
13 4 (0.28%) Oracle Database
14 3 (0.21%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 19 (1.34%) Sonatype Nexus
2 14 (0.99%) Jenkins
3 11 (0.77%) JIRA
4 10 (0.70%) Git (software)
5 9 (0.63%) InstallShield
5 9 (0.63%) PEAR
6 6 (0.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 5 (0.35%) Artifactory
7 5 (0.35%) JMeter
7 5 (0.35%) NUnit
7 5 (0.35%) Selenium
7 5 (0.35%) SpecFlow
7 5 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (0.35%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (0.14%) Metasploit
8 2 (0.14%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.070%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.070%) Subversion
9 1 (0.070%) TortoiseSVN
9 1 (0.070%) Visual Studio
General
1 393 (27.66%) Finance
2 160 (11.26%) Banking
3 147 (10.34%) Telecoms
4 67 (4.71%) Retail
5 66 (4.64%) Legal
6 53 (3.73%) Law
7 51 (3.59%) Investment Banking
8 45 (3.17%) Advertising
9 36 (2.53%) Financial Institution
10 27 (1.90%) Front Office
11 24 (1.69%) Manufacturing
11 24 (1.69%) Multimedia
12 16 (1.13%) German Language
13 14 (0.99%) Italian Language
14 12 (0.84%) French Language
15 10 (0.70%) Back Office
15 10 (0.70%) Publishing
16 9 (0.63%) Marketing
17 6 (0.42%) Mandarin Language
18 4 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 379 (26.67%) Network Engineer
2 254 (17.87%) Analyst
3 166 (11.68%) Support Engineer
4 157 (11.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 122 (8.59%) Cisco Engineer
6 108 (7.60%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 99 (6.97%) Architect
8 94 (6.62%) Security Engineer
9 89 (6.26%) Senior Network Engineer
10 84 (5.91%) Support Analyst
11 76 (5.35%) Network Security Engineer
12 65 (4.57%) Desktop Support
13 60 (4.22%) Consultant
14 56 (3.94%) IT Support
15 55 (3.87%) Network Analyst
16 53 (3.73%) Project Engineer
17 51 (3.59%) Systems Engineer
18 48 (3.38%) Project Manager
19 47 (3.31%) IT Engineer
19 47 (3.31%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (3.24%) 802.1X
2 29 (2.04%) FIX Protocol
3 20 (1.41%) LDAP
3 20 (1.41%) Middleware
4 15 (1.06%) Web Services
5 13 (0.91%) .NET
6 10 (0.70%) WSH
7 9 (0.63%) JSON
7 9 (0.63%) Software Packaging
7 9 (0.63%) X-Windows
8 5 (0.35%) Gherkin
9 4 (0.28%) Apache Flex
9 4 (0.28%) Kafka
9 4 (0.28%) XMPP
10 3 (0.21%) .NET Framework
10 3 (0.21%) ASP.NET
10 3 (0.21%) COM
10 3 (0.21%) ServiceStack
11 2 (0.14%) CSS
11 2 (0.14%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 317 (22.31%) Data Centre
2 136 (9.57%) Analytical Skills
3 71 (5.00%) Management Information System
4 61 (4.29%) Computer Science
5 58 (4.08%) Hedge funds
6 49 (3.45%) Blackberry
7 43 (3.03%) Self-Motivation
8 42 (2.96%) Video Conferencing
9 29 (2.04%) Fixed Income
10 24 (1.69%) Replication
11 22 (1.55%) Cyberthreat
11 22 (1.55%) Private Cloud
12 21 (1.48%) NHS
13 20 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
14 17 (1.20%) BBC
15 16 (1.13%) Enterprise Cloud
15 16 (1.13%) Public Cloud
16 15 (1.06%) Client/Server
16 15 (1.06%) Fintech
16 15 (1.06%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 586 (41.24%) Windows
2 305 (21.46%) Windows Server
3 203 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 168 (11.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 166 (11.68%) Windows 7
6 163 (11.47%) Linux
7 133 (9.36%) Windows 10
8 77 (5.42%) Unix
9 52 (3.66%) Windows 8
10 40 (2.81%) Android
11 34 (2.39%) Windows Server 2003
12 28 (1.97%) Solaris
13 26 (1.83%) Mac OS X
14 17 (1.20%) CentOS
15 15 (1.06%) Apple iOS
15 15 (1.06%) Windows 2000 Server
16 9 (0.63%) AIX
16 9 (0.63%) Mac OS
16 9 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 8 (0.56%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 322 (22.66%) ITIL
2 173 (12.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 158 (11.12%) Problem-Solving
4 147 (10.34%) Project Management
5 98 (6.90%) Network Management
6 93 (6.54%) Network Architecture
7 84 (5.91%) Migration
8 83 (5.84%) Kalman Filter
9 82 (5.77%) Load Balancing
10 80 (5.63%) Disaster Recovery
11 78 (5.49%) Information Security
12 76 (5.35%) Network Design
13 75 (5.28%) Service Management
14 73 (5.14%) Network Load Balancing
15 61 (4.29%) DevOps
15 61 (4.29%) Network Monitoring
16 58 (4.08%) Presales
17 57 (4.01%) High Availability
17 57 (4.01%) Server Virtualisation
18 55 (3.87%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 166 (11.68%) PowerShell
2 159 (11.19%) SQL
3 91 (6.40%) Python
4 33 (2.32%) C
5 22 (1.55%) VBScript
6 20 (1.41%) Perl
7 19 (1.34%) Java
8 14 (0.99%) Bash Shell
9 12 (0.84%) VB
10 11 (0.77%) PHP
11 9 (0.63%) Shell Script
11 9 (0.63%) T-SQL
12 6 (0.42%) Go
13 5 (0.35%) C#
13 5 (0.35%) Ruby
14 3 (0.21%) Korn
15 2 (0.14%) C-shell
15 2 (0.14%) PL/SQL
16 1 (0.070%) Bourne shell
16 1 (0.070%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 452 (31.81%) Cisco Certification
2 362 (25.48%) CCNP
3 241 (16.96%) CCNA
4 165 (11.61%) Degree
5 133 (9.36%) Microsoft Certification
6 102 (7.18%) CCIE
7 83 (5.84%) MCSE
8 40 (2.81%) Computer Science Degree
9 35 (2.46%) MCITP
10 32 (2.25%) MCP
10 32 (2.25%) MCSA
11 29 (2.04%) CISSP
12 25 (1.76%) Security Cleared
13 22 (1.55%) CCDP
13 22 (1.55%) CCIE Routing and Switching
14 20 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
15 19 (1.34%) CCSA
16 18 (1.27%) JNCIE
17 16 (1.13%) JNCIA
18 15 (1.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (6.47%) SLA
2 53 (3.73%) PCI DSS
3 40 (2.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 19 (1.34%) GDPR
5 17 (1.20%) Cyber Essentials
5 17 (1.20%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 11 (0.77%) QA
7 9 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (0.42%) COBIT
9 5 (0.35%) PMO
10 4 (0.28%) SAS 70
11 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 1 (0.070%) ISO 22301
12 1 (0.070%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 434 (30.54%) Active Directory
2 289 (20.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 118 (8.30%) Hyper-V
4 68 (4.79%) XenApp
5 52 (3.66%) XenDesktop
6 43 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
7 39 (2.74%) VMware Server
8 34 (2.39%) vSphere
9 25 (1.76%) XenServer
10 14 (0.99%) DFS Replication
11 13 (0.91%) ProxySG
12 11 (0.77%) MetaFrame
12 11 (0.77%) Virtual Desktop
12 11 (0.77%) Virtual Servers
13 10 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
14 9 (0.63%) Docker
14 9 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
15 8 (0.56%) VMware NSX
16 5 (0.35%) Terminal Services
17 3 (0.21%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 76 (5.35%) Cisco Prime
2 53 (3.73%) Nagios
3 46 (3.24%) Puppet
4 45 (3.17%) Cisco CUCM
5 42 (2.96%) SCCM
6 32 (2.25%) Backup Exec
6 32 (2.25%) Opscode Chef
7 31 (2.18%) AirWatch
8 28 (1.97%) Ansible
9 27 (1.90%) Stealthwatch
10 24 (1.69%) SolarWinds Orion
11 20 (1.41%) SCOM
12 18 (1.27%) Norton AntiVirus
13 16 (1.13%) Terraform
14 15 (1.06%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 15 (1.06%) WSUS
15 14 (0.99%) Microsoft Intune
16 9 (0.63%) FortiGate
16 9 (0.63%) WMI
17 8 (0.56%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 768 (54.05%) Cisco
2 478 (33.64%) Microsoft
3 421 (29.63%) VMware
4 241 (16.96%) Citrix
5 194 (13.65%) CheckPoint
6 193 (13.58%) F5
7 167 (11.75%) SolarWinds
8 156 (10.98%) Juniper
9 125 (8.80%) HP
10 120 (8.44%) Meraki
11 106 (7.46%) Palo Alto
12 94 (6.62%) NetApp
13 80 (5.63%) EMC
14 76 (5.35%) Dell
15 60 (4.22%) Oracle
16 44 (3.10%) Apple
17 43 (3.03%) Symantec
18 42 (2.96%) Blue Coat
19 39 (2.74%) Riverbed
19 39 (2.74%) ServiceNow