Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
England > London
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 186 164 147
Rank change year-on-year -22 -17 +1
Permanent jobs citing WAN 1,338 1,624 1,793
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 1.97% 2.20% 2.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.52% 14.86% 14.79%
Number of salaries quoted 1,141 1,402 1,513
London median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.55% +4.76% +2.94%
10th Percentile £30,500 £30,025 £30,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £80,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year - +3.45% -3.33%

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 9,218 10,927 12,119
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 13.56% 14.78% 15.78%
Number of salaries quoted 7,574 8,960 10,392
London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £54,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.85% +8.00%
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
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 15 October 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 15 October 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 -27 326 £52,500 -4.55% 48
West London +4 84 £55,000 +22.22% 32
South London -8 30 £40,000 +12.68% 5
East London -11 25 £45,500 -20.87% 6
North London +3 6 £32,500 +18.18% 3
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 1,048 (78.33%) LAN
2 670 (50.07%) Cisco
3 592 (44.25%) Firewall
4 550 (41.11%) Windows
5 460 (34.38%) Microsoft
6 425 (31.76%) Cisco Certification
7 399 (29.82%) Active Directory
8 375 (28.03%) VPN
9 359 (26.83%) Finance
10 356 (26.61%) VMware
11 352 (26.31%) CCNP
12 331 (24.74%) TCP/IP
13 306 (22.87%) ITIL
14 299 (22.35%) Wireless
15 292 (21.82%) Office 365
16 288 (21.52%) Data Centre
17 281 (21.00%) MPLS
18 278 (20.78%) Windows Server
19 260 (19.43%) VMware Infrastructure
20 258 (19.28%) DNS
21 239 (17.86%) Cisco Nexus
22 236 (17.64%) Citrix
23 233 (17.41%) BGP
24 225 (16.82%) CCNA
25 218 (16.29%) Network Security
26 212 (15.84%) OSPF
27 206 (15.40%) MS Exchange
28 203 (15.17%) Microsoft Azure
29 186 (13.90%) Linux
30 185 (13.83%) Cisco ASA

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
1 206 (15.40%) MS Exchange
2 79 (5.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 73 (5.46%) Skype for Business
4 72 (5.38%) Exchange Server 2013
5 60 (4.48%) SharePoint
6 39 (2.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 36 (2.69%) Exchange Server 2007
8 21 (1.57%) Apache
9 19 (1.42%) IIS
10 17 (1.27%) CMS
11 16 (1.20%) OpenStack
12 13 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2003
13 12 (0.90%) nginx
14 10 (0.75%) JBoss
14 10 (0.75%) WordPress
15 7 (0.52%) IBM Notes
16 6 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2000
16 6 (0.45%) Office Communications Server
17 4 (0.30%) Commerce Server
17 4 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 123 (9.19%) Microsoft Office
2 42 (3.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (1.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 20 (1.49%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.15%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 14 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.67%) Elite 3E
2 9 (0.67%) Orchard Housing
3 4 (0.30%) Cognos TM1
4 3 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.15%) Bankmaster
5 2 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.075%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.075%) Raiser's Edge
6 1 (0.075%) Rolfe and Nolan
6 1 (0.075%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 292 (21.82%) Office 365
2 203 (15.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 159 (11.88%) Amazon AWS
4 38 (2.84%) SaaS
5 33 (2.47%) Mimecast
6 32 (2.39%) IaaS
7 18 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
8 16 (1.20%) PaaS
9 15 (1.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 13 (0.97%) AWS CloudFormation
11 12 (0.90%) Amazon EC2
12 10 (0.75%) Amazon S3
12 10 (0.75%) CloudFront
12 10 (0.75%) G Suite
13 8 (0.60%) Dropbox
13 8 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
14 6 (0.45%) Slack
15 4 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
15 4 (0.30%) OneDrive
15 4 (0.30%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1,048 (78.33%) LAN
2 592 (44.25%) Firewall
3 375 (28.03%) VPN
4 331 (24.74%) TCP/IP
5 299 (22.35%) Wireless
6 281 (21.00%) MPLS
7 258 (19.28%) DNS
8 239 (17.86%) Cisco Nexus
9 233 (17.41%) BGP
10 218 (16.29%) Network Security
11 212 (15.84%) OSPF
12 185 (13.83%) Cisco ASA
13 181 (13.53%) DHCP
14 168 (12.56%) VLAN
15 161 (12.03%) VoIP
16 152 (11.36%) SAN
17 114 (8.52%) WLAN
18 108 (8.07%) Wi-Fi
19 106 (7.92%) Cisco IOS
20 99 (7.40%) Cisco Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (5.31%) SQL Server
2 27 (2.02%) MySQL
3 26 (1.94%) Amazon RDS
4 24 (1.79%) Big Data
4 24 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
5 20 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
6 17 (1.27%) Hadoop
7 11 (0.82%) NoSQL
8 10 (0.75%) Apache Cassandra
8 10 (0.75%) MongoDB
9 9 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (0.60%) MS Access
11 7 (0.52%) SQL Server 2016
12 6 (0.45%) SQL Server 2014
13 5 (0.37%) Crystal Reports
13 5 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 4 (0.30%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 4 (0.30%) SQL Server 2005
14 4 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 3 (0.22%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 15 (1.12%) Jenkins
2 11 (0.82%) JIRA
3 10 (0.75%) PEAR
4 9 (0.67%) Sonatype Nexus
5 6 (0.45%) InstallShield
5 6 (0.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 4 (0.30%) Visual Studio
7 3 (0.22%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.15%) Metasploit
8 2 (0.15%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.075%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.075%) Subversion
9 1 (0.075%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 359 (26.83%) Finance
2 179 (13.38%) Banking
3 162 (12.11%) Telecoms
4 68 (5.08%) Law
5 63 (4.71%) Legal
6 58 (4.33%) Retail
7 56 (4.19%) Investment Banking
8 36 (2.69%) Financial Institution
9 33 (2.47%) Advertising
10 27 (2.02%) Front Office
11 20 (1.49%) French Language
11 20 (1.49%) Multimedia
12 19 (1.42%) German Language
13 16 (1.20%) Italian Language
14 13 (0.97%) Marketing
14 13 (0.97%) Publishing
15 10 (0.75%) Manufacturing
16 8 (0.60%) Back Office
17 6 (0.45%) Mandarin Language
18 4 (0.30%) Games
Job Titles
1 344 (25.71%) Network Engineer
2 207 (15.47%) Analyst
3 164 (12.26%) Support Engineer
4 131 (9.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 107 (8.00%) Architect
6 104 (7.77%) Cisco Engineer
7 91 (6.80%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 90 (6.73%) Consultant
9 88 (6.58%) Security Engineer
10 79 (5.90%) Senior Network Engineer
11 75 (5.61%) Support Analyst
12 65 (4.86%) Desktop Support
13 62 (4.63%) Network Security Engineer
14 59 (4.41%) IT Support
15 53 (3.96%) Network Architect
16 52 (3.89%) IT Engineer
17 49 (3.66%) Project Manager
18 43 (3.21%) Project Engineer
18 43 (3.21%) Security Analyst
19 41 (3.06%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (3.36%) 802.1X
2 22 (1.64%) LDAP
3 20 (1.49%) FIX Protocol
4 19 (1.42%) Web Services
5 17 (1.27%) Middleware
5 17 (1.27%) XMPP
6 9 (0.67%) X-Windows
7 7 (0.52%) .NET
8 6 (0.45%) Software Packaging
9 4 (0.30%) Kafka
9 4 (0.30%) ServiceStack
10 3 (0.22%) COM
10 3 (0.22%) HTML
10 3 (0.22%) WSH
11 2 (0.15%) .NET Framework
11 2 (0.15%) CSS
11 2 (0.15%) Elastic Stack
11 2 (0.15%) JSON
11 2 (0.15%) LAMP
11 2 (0.15%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 288 (21.52%) Data Centre
2 121 (9.04%) Analytical Skills
3 67 (5.01%) Management Information System
4 61 (4.56%) Computer Science
5 44 (3.29%) Hedge funds
5 44 (3.29%) Self-Motivation
6 41 (3.06%) Video Conferencing
7 34 (2.54%) Blackberry
8 28 (2.09%) Fintech
9 27 (2.02%) NHS
10 25 (1.87%) Private Cloud
11 23 (1.72%) Enterprise Storage
12 22 (1.64%) Replication
13 21 (1.57%) Clustering
14 19 (1.42%) Public Cloud
15 18 (1.35%) Cyberthreat
16 17 (1.27%) Virtual Team
17 14 (1.05%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
18 13 (0.97%) Enterprise Cloud
18 13 (0.97%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 550 (41.11%) Windows
2 278 (20.78%) Windows Server
3 186 (13.90%) Linux
4 158 (11.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 144 (10.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 136 (10.16%) Windows 7
7 132 (9.87%) Windows 10
8 72 (5.38%) Unix
9 32 (2.39%) Windows Server 2003
10 26 (1.94%) Windows 8
11 25 (1.87%) Solaris
12 24 (1.79%) CentOS
13 23 (1.72%) Android
14 16 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 15 (1.12%) Mac OS X
16 12 (0.90%) Mac OS
17 11 (0.82%) HPUX
18 10 (0.75%) Apple iOS
19 9 (0.67%) Windows XP
20 8 (0.60%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 306 (22.87%) ITIL
2 163 (12.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 145 (10.84%) Problem-Solving
4 126 (9.42%) Project Management
5 107 (8.00%) Information Security
6 91 (6.80%) Network Management
7 83 (6.20%) Load Balancing
8 82 (6.13%) Disaster Recovery
8 82 (6.13%) Network Architecture
8 82 (6.13%) Service Management
9 80 (5.98%) Network Design
10 72 (5.38%) Kalman Filter
10 72 (5.38%) Network Load Balancing
11 71 (5.31%) Migration
12 69 (5.16%) Presales
13 61 (4.56%) Network Monitoring
14 60 (4.48%) Cybersecurity
15 53 (3.96%) Business Continuity
15 53 (3.96%) High Availability
16 49 (3.66%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 157 (11.73%) SQL
2 149 (11.14%) PowerShell
3 86 (6.43%) Python
4 41 (3.06%) C
5 35 (2.62%) VBScript
6 34 (2.54%) Perl
7 23 (1.72%) Bash Shell
8 18 (1.35%) Java
9 12 (0.90%) VB
10 9 (0.67%) T-SQL
11 8 (0.60%) Shell Script
12 6 (0.45%) Go
12 6 (0.45%) Korn
13 5 (0.37%) C-shell
13 5 (0.37%) Ruby
14 4 (0.30%) PHP
14 4 (0.30%) PL/SQL
15 3 (0.22%) C#
15 3 (0.22%) R
16 1 (0.075%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 425 (31.76%) Cisco Certification
2 352 (26.31%) CCNP
3 225 (16.82%) CCNA
4 135 (10.09%) Degree
5 117 (8.74%) Microsoft Certification
6 97 (7.25%) CCIE
7 73 (5.46%) MCSE
8 47 (3.51%) Computer Science Degree
9 46 (3.44%) CISSP
10 28 (2.09%) MCSA
11 25 (1.87%) Security Cleared
12 24 (1.79%) MCITP
13 21 (1.57%) MCP
14 20 (1.49%) CCSA
15 19 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
16 18 (1.35%) CCDP
16 18 (1.35%) JNCIA
17 17 (1.27%) CCIE Routing and Switching
17 17 (1.27%) GIAC
17 17 (1.27%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (6.50%) SLA
2 44 (3.29%) PCI DSS
3 38 (2.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (1.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 17 (1.27%) GDPR
6 16 (1.20%) SAS 70
7 11 (0.82%) Cyber Essentials
7 11 (0.82%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 9 (0.67%) COBIT
9 7 (0.52%) QA
10 6 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 5 (0.37%) PMO
12 2 (0.15%) Basel III
12 2 (0.15%) ISO 22301
12 2 (0.15%) Solvency II
13 1 (0.075%) ISO 9001
13 1 (0.075%) PMBOK
System Software
1 399 (29.82%) Active Directory
2 260 (19.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 105 (7.85%) Hyper-V
4 56 (4.19%) XenApp
5 50 (3.74%) XenDesktop
6 46 (3.44%) vSphere
7 28 (2.09%) VMware Server
8 25 (1.87%) VMware ESXi
9 18 (1.35%) DFS Replication
10 17 (1.27%) Terminal Services
10 17 (1.27%) XenServer
11 14 (1.05%) Virtual Desktop
11 14 (1.05%) Virtual Servers
12 12 (0.90%) ProxySG
12 12 (0.90%) VMware NSX
13 11 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
14 10 (0.75%) Docker
15 9 (0.67%) Xen
16 8 (0.60%) KVM
17 6 (0.45%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 76 (5.68%) Cisco Prime
2 55 (4.11%) Cisco CUCM
2 55 (4.11%) Nagios
3 46 (3.44%) Ansible
4 45 (3.36%) Puppet
5 44 (3.29%) SCCM
6 41 (3.06%) Opscode Chef
7 27 (2.02%) SolarWinds Orion
8 26 (1.94%) SCOM
8 26 (1.94%) Stealthwatch
9 20 (1.49%) Backup Exec
10 16 (1.20%) AirWatch
10 16 (1.20%) FortiGate
10 16 (1.20%) Microsoft Intune
10 16 (1.20%) Terraform
11 15 (1.12%) Single Sign-On
12 12 (0.90%) Cisco UCCX
13 11 (0.82%) WSUS
14 10 (0.75%) Kubernetes
14 10 (0.75%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 670 (50.07%) Cisco
2 460 (34.38%) Microsoft
3 356 (26.61%) VMware
4 236 (17.64%) Citrix
5 180 (13.45%) CheckPoint
6 172 (12.86%) F5
7 158 (11.81%) SolarWinds
8 147 (10.99%) Juniper
9 104 (7.77%) Palo Alto
10 94 (7.03%) HP
11 89 (6.65%) Meraki
12 67 (5.01%) NetApp
13 64 (4.78%) Dell
14 53 (3.96%) Oracle
15 52 (3.89%) EMC
16 51 (3.81%) Riverbed
17 44 (3.29%) Fortinet
18 41 (3.06%) Red Hat
19 40 (2.99%) Apple
20 35 (2.62%) Google