Period
to 8 April 2020

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 8 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
England > London
6 months to
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 159 165 176
Rank change year-on-year +6 +11 -18
Permanent jobs citing WAN 1,039 1,316 1,419
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 2.18% 2.15% 2.02%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.63% 16.47% 14.01%
Number of salaries quoted 868 1,183 1,222
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £54,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% -2.78% +2.86%
10th Percentile £29,250 £30,000 £30,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £85,000 £77,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +5.88%

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 6,249 7,988 10,128
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 13.12% 13.02% 14.41%
Number of salaries quoted 5,078 6,495 8,446
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
10th Percentile £30,500 £29,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £86,250 £82,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year - +2.15% +3.33%

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for WAN in London

WAN
Salary Trend in London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing WAN in London.

Salary trend for WAN in London

WAN
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing WAN in London over the 6 months to 8 April 2020.

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 8 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
Central London -6 213 £56,757 +10.21% 22
South London +22 44 £50,000 +11.11% 2
West London -22 38 £45,000 -14.29% 9
East London +6 22 £35,753 -4.66% 6
North London -15 4 £47,750 -8.17% 4
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 8 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 London region with a requirement for WAN.

1 824 (79.31%) LAN
2 526 (50.63%) Cisco
3 517 (49.76%) Firewall
4 342 (32.92%) Cisco Certification
5 331 (31.86%) Microsoft
6 313 (30.13%) Windows
7 294 (28.30%) VPN
8 277 (26.66%) Office 365
9 250 (24.06%) Azure
10 245 (23.58%) Active Directory
11 230 (22.14%) TCP/IP
12 224 (21.56%) CCNP
13 223 (21.46%) MPLS
14 218 (20.98%) Wireless
14 218 (20.98%) Data Centre
15 213 (20.50%) Network Security
16 211 (20.31%) BGP
17 208 (20.02%) Finance
18 192 (18.48%) VMware
19 191 (18.38%) Palo Alto
20 185 (17.81%) OSPF
20 185 (17.81%) DNS
21 174 (16.75%) DHCP
22 163 (15.69%) ITIL
23 156 (15.01%) CCNA
24 151 (14.53%) AWS
25 150 (14.44%) Internet
26 149 (14.34%) Citrix
27 144 (13.86%) VoIP
28 143 (13.76%) Wi-Fi

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 84 (8.08%) MS Exchange
2 54 (5.20%) Skype for Business
3 36 (3.46%) SharePoint
4 21 (2.02%) CMS
5 20 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
6 18 (1.73%) IIS
7 11 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (0.67%) JBoss
9 6 (0.58%) OpenStack
10 4 (0.38%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2007
12 2 (0.19%) Apache
12 2 (0.19%) WordPress
13 1 (0.096%) Elasticsearch
13 1 (0.096%) LiveLink
13 1 (0.096%) nginx
Applications
1 97 (9.34%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (2.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 22 (2.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (0.87%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 9 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.29%) Elite 3E
4 2 (0.19%) Sage 50
4 2 (0.19%) Shopify
5 1 (0.096%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.096%) Infor CloudSuite
Cloud Services
1 277 (26.66%) Office 365
2 250 (24.06%) Azure
3 151 (14.53%) AWS
4 38 (3.66%) G Suite
5 37 (3.56%) GCP
6 36 (3.46%) Azure Active Directory
7 21 (2.02%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 20 (1.92%) IaaS
9 18 (1.73%) Mimecast
10 10 (0.96%) OpenShift
10 10 (0.96%) SaaS
11 9 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
12 8 (0.77%) Cloudflare
12 8 (0.77%) PaaS
13 7 (0.67%) OneDrive
14 5 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
14 5 (0.48%) Dynamics 365
15 4 (0.38%) Power Platform
16 3 (0.29%) Amazon ELB
16 3 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 824 (79.31%) LAN
2 517 (49.76%) Firewall
3 294 (28.30%) VPN
4 230 (22.14%) TCP/IP
5 223 (21.46%) MPLS
6 218 (20.98%) Wireless
7 213 (20.50%) Network Security
8 211 (20.31%) BGP
9 185 (17.81%) DNS
9 185 (17.81%) OSPF
10 174 (16.75%) DHCP
11 150 (14.44%) Internet
12 144 (13.86%) VoIP
13 143 (13.76%) Wi-Fi
14 125 (12.03%) Cisco ASA
15 116 (11.16%) WLAN
16 105 (10.11%) IPsec
17 90 (8.66%) VLAN
18 85 (8.18%) Unified Communications
19 72 (6.93%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (2.31%) SQL Server
2 20 (1.92%) Blockchain
3 14 (1.35%) MySQL
4 7 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (0.58%) Amazon RDS
6 4 (0.38%) DB2
6 4 (0.38%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (0.29%) NoSQL
7 3 (0.29%) Power BI
7 3 (0.29%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.19%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.19%) SQL Server 2017
9 1 (0.096%) Data Lake
9 1 (0.096%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.096%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 39 (3.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 12 (1.15%) Git (software)
3 11 (1.06%) Subversion
4 4 (0.38%) JIRA
5 3 (0.29%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.19%) Artifactory
6 2 (0.19%) Gradle
6 2 (0.19%) Metasploit
7 1 (0.096%) GitLab
7 1 (0.096%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.096%) Zephyr
General
1 208 (20.02%) Finance
2 103 (9.91%) Telecoms
3 49 (4.72%) Law
3 49 (4.72%) Retail
4 44 (4.23%) Legal
5 42 (4.04%) Banking
6 23 (2.21%) Marketing
7 19 (1.83%) French Language
8 15 (1.44%) Financial Institution
9 13 (1.25%) Public Sector
10 12 (1.15%) Front Office
10 12 (1.15%) Japanese Language
11 11 (1.06%) Investment Banking
12 8 (0.77%) German Language
12 8 (0.77%) Italian Language
13 7 (0.67%) Advertising
14 5 (0.48%) Aerospace
14 5 (0.48%) Military
15 4 (0.38%) Games
15 4 (0.38%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 353 (33.97%) Network Engineer
2 111 (10.68%) Support Engineer
3 107 (10.30%) Senior Network Engineer
4 97 (9.34%) Analyst
5 85 (8.18%) IT Support
6 84 (8.08%) Architect
7 79 (7.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 65 (6.26%) IT Engineer
9 62 (5.97%) 2nd Line Support
10 59 (5.68%) Consultant
11 50 (4.81%) IT Support Engineer
12 44 (4.23%) Security Engineer
12 44 (4.23%) WAN Engineer
13 41 (3.95%) Network Security Engineer
14 39 (3.75%) IT Manager
14 39 (3.75%) Support Analyst
15 36 (3.46%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 36 (3.46%) Network Support
16 35 (3.37%) Cisco Engineer
17 34 (3.27%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (3.37%) 802.1X
2 16 (1.54%) LDAP
3 11 (1.06%) LAMP
4 10 (0.96%) XMPP
5 9 (0.87%) REST
6 5 (0.48%) Elastic Stack
7 4 (0.38%) FIX Protocol
7 4 (0.38%) WebSphere MQ
7 4 (0.38%) XML
8 3 (0.29%) JSON
8 3 (0.29%) XML Schema
8 3 (0.29%) YAML
9 2 (0.19%) COM
9 2 (0.19%) Jinja
9 2 (0.19%) Middleware
9 2 (0.19%) RFC 2544
9 2 (0.19%) Software Packaging
10 1 (0.096%) CSS
10 1 (0.096%) SAML
10 1 (0.096%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 218 (20.98%) Data Centre
2 84 (8.08%) Video Conferencing
3 50 (4.81%) Public Cloud
4 46 (4.43%) Management Information System
5 34 (3.27%) Hybrid Cloud
6 28 (2.69%) Analytical Skills
7 20 (1.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 20 (1.92%) Internet of Things
7 20 (1.92%) Replication
7 20 (1.92%) Self-Motivation
8 19 (1.83%) Greenfield Project
8 19 (1.83%) iPhone
8 19 (1.83%) PKI
8 19 (1.83%) Private Cloud
9 14 (1.35%) Clustering
9 14 (1.35%) Fat Client
9 14 (1.35%) Thin Client
10 12 (1.15%) Client/Server
10 12 (1.15%) Virtual Team
11 11 (1.06%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 313 (30.13%) Windows
2 127 (12.22%) Windows 10
3 122 (11.74%) Windows Server
4 98 (9.43%) Linux
5 97 (9.34%) Windows 7
6 74 (7.12%) Windows Server 2012
7 66 (6.35%) Windows Server 2016
8 51 (4.91%) Apple iOS
9 42 (4.04%) Android
10 33 (3.18%) Windows Server 2008
11 29 (2.79%) Mac OS X
12 19 (1.83%) Unix
13 14 (1.35%) Windows 8
14 13 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 12 (1.15%) CentOS
15 12 (1.15%) Ubuntu
16 11 (1.06%) Mac OS
17 10 (0.96%) VMS
17 10 (0.96%) Windows Server 2019
18 7 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (15.69%) ITIL
2 126 (12.13%) Load Balancing
2 126 (12.13%) Network Design
3 103 (9.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 100 (9.62%) Network Monitoring
5 92 (8.85%) Problem-Solving
6 86 (8.28%) Project Delivery
7 85 (8.18%) Project Management
8 67 (6.45%) Cybersecurity
9 55 (5.29%) Agile Software Development
10 53 (5.10%) Service Delivery
11 50 (4.81%) Network Architecture
12 49 (4.72%) Information Security
13 48 (4.62%) Change Management
14 46 (4.43%) Migration
15 45 (4.33%) Presales
16 42 (4.04%) Mobile Device Management
16 42 (4.04%) Risk Management
17 40 (3.85%) High Availability
17 40 (3.85%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 41 (3.95%) PowerShell
2 37 (3.56%) Python
3 34 (3.27%) SQL
4 16 (1.54%) Bash Shell
5 7 (0.67%) VBScript
6 5 (0.48%) Shell Script
7 4 (0.38%) C
7 4 (0.38%) C++
8 3 (0.29%) Perl
9 2 (0.19%) Java
9 2 (0.19%) Java 8
9 2 (0.19%) Scala
10 1 (0.096%) PHP
Qualifications
1 342 (32.92%) Cisco Certification
2 224 (21.56%) CCNP
3 156 (15.01%) CCNA
4 114 (10.97%) Degree
5 82 (7.89%) CCIE
6 72 (6.93%) Microsoft Certification
7 55 (5.29%) MCSE
8 37 (3.56%) JNCIP
9 27 (2.60%) CCSA
10 26 (2.50%) CCDP
11 23 (2.21%) MCSA
12 22 (2.12%) MCP
13 21 (2.02%) Computer Science Degree
14 20 (1.92%) Security Cleared
15 14 (1.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 13 (1.25%) CISSP
17 11 (1.06%) CCDE
17 11 (1.06%) DBS Check
17 11 (1.06%) JNCIA
17 11 (1.06%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (8.28%) SLA
2 27 (2.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (2.02%) Cyber Essentials
4 6 (0.58%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 6 (0.58%) PMO
5 5 (0.48%) GDPR
5 5 (0.48%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.29%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 2 (0.19%) ITGC
7 2 (0.19%) NIST
7 2 (0.19%) QA
7 2 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.096%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.096%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 245 (23.58%) Active Directory
2 140 (13.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 74 (7.12%) Hyper-V
4 24 (2.31%) Terminal Services
5 21 (2.02%) XenApp
6 18 (1.73%) vSphere
7 16 (1.54%) Virtual Desktop
7 16 (1.54%) VMware ESXi
7 16 (1.54%) VMware NSX
8 14 (1.35%) Docker
9 12 (1.15%) Firmware
9 12 (1.15%) XenDesktop
10 9 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
10 9 (0.87%) Virtual Servers
11 6 (0.58%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 4 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (0.29%) StorNext
14 1 (0.096%) ProxySG
14 1 (0.096%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 69 (6.64%) SCCM
2 24 (2.31%) Ansible
2 24 (2.31%) FortiGate
2 24 (2.31%) Microsoft Intune
3 20 (1.92%) Cisco CUCM
4 16 (1.54%) Nagios
4 16 (1.54%) Puppet
5 15 (1.44%) Backup Exec
5 15 (1.44%) Single Sign-On
6 14 (1.35%) Cisco UCCX
6 14 (1.35%) Kubernetes
7 11 (1.06%) Terraform
7 11 (1.06%) ZABBIX
8 9 (0.87%) vCenter Server
9 8 (0.77%) Opsgenie
9 8 (0.77%) SolarWinds Orion
10 7 (0.67%) Norton AntiVirus
10 7 (0.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 6 (0.58%) Observium
12 5 (0.48%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 526 (50.63%) Cisco
2 331 (31.86%) Microsoft
3 192 (18.48%) VMware
4 191 (18.38%) Palo Alto
5 149 (14.34%) Citrix
6 111 (10.68%) Juniper
7 99 (9.53%) CheckPoint
8 92 (8.85%) F5
9 88 (8.47%) Meraki
10 68 (6.54%) HP
10 68 (6.54%) SolarWinds
11 51 (4.91%) Google
12 45 (4.33%) Aruba
13 44 (4.23%) Fortinet
14 27 (2.60%) Apple
15 25 (2.41%) Red Hat
16 24 (2.31%) Riverbed
17 23 (2.21%) BT
18 22 (2.12%) Adobe
18 22 (2.12%) Polycom