Period
to 18 May 2021

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 18 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
England > London
6 months to
18 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 293 170 160
Rank change year-on-year -123 -10 +14
Permanent jobs citing WAN 350 857 1,326
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 1.04% 2.16% 2.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.97% 16.67% 17.51%
Number of salaries quoted 299 709 1,101
10th Percentile £32,500 £29,250 £29,250
25th Percentile £46,000 £38,625 £38,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% -2.78%
75th Percentile £75,000 £68,750 £68,750
90th Percentile £88,000 £82,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £48,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -4.26%

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 3,512 5,142 7,574
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 10.44% 12.94% 12.84%
Number of salaries quoted 2,656 4,195 6,222
10th Percentile £36,250 £31,250 £29,000
25th Percentile £47,500 £41,250 £38,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.70% +4.55% -
75th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £91,250 £87,500 £87,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £49,556 £47,500
% change year-on-year +0.90% +4.33% -

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 18 May 2021.

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 18 May 2021. 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 -41 59 £65,000 +8.33% 16
West London +25 26 £52,500 +16.67% 9
South London -2 13 £47,500 - 5
East London +6 11 £55,000 +53.84% 14
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 18 May 2021, 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.

1 262 (74.86%) LAN
2 172 (49.14%) Firewall
3 159 (45.43%) Cisco
4 138 (39.43%) Microsoft
5 132 (37.71%) Azure
6 124 (35.43%) Windows
7 114 (32.57%) Microsoft 365
8 101 (28.86%) Active Directory
9 84 (24.00%) Cisco Certification
9 84 (24.00%) SD-WAN
10 83 (23.71%) Data Centre
11 81 (23.14%) TCP/IP
12 78 (22.29%) VMware
13 76 (21.71%) ITIL
14 75 (21.43%) VPN
15 73 (20.86%) DNS
16 68 (19.43%) Social Skills
17 67 (19.14%) Windows Server
18 66 (18.86%) Linux
19 63 (18.00%) VMware Infrastructure
20 62 (17.71%) AWS
21 61 (17.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 60 (17.14%) Juniper
23 58 (16.57%) Network Security
24 54 (15.43%) CCNP
25 52 (14.86%) MPLS
26 51 (14.57%) DHCP
27 49 (14.00%) Wireless
28 48 (13.71%) Telecoms
28 48 (13.71%) PowerShell

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 23 (6.57%) MS Exchange
2 21 (6.00%) SharePoint
3 9 (2.57%) IIS
4 7 (2.00%) Skype for Business
5 5 (1.43%) Apache
6 4 (1.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (0.86%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.57%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.57%) Confluence
8 2 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.29%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.29%) Site Server
Applications
1 38 (10.86%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.86%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.57%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.29%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.57%) Magento
1 2 (0.57%) Sage 300 ERP
1 2 (0.57%) Sage CRM
2 1 (0.29%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 132 (37.71%) Azure
2 114 (32.57%) Microsoft 365
3 62 (17.71%) AWS
4 27 (7.71%) IaaS
5 21 (6.00%) PaaS
6 16 (4.57%) Azure Active Directory
7 14 (4.00%) SaaS
8 9 (2.57%) GCP
9 8 (2.29%) AWS CloudFormation
10 7 (2.00%) Smartsheet
11 6 (1.71%) Mimecast
12 5 (1.43%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 5 (1.43%) GitHub
13 4 (1.14%) Amazon EKS
13 4 (1.14%) AWS CodeCommit
13 4 (1.14%) AWS CodePipeline
13 4 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
13 4 (1.14%) OpenShift
14 3 (0.86%) Azure App Service
14 3 (0.86%) Azure Synapse Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 262 (74.86%) LAN
2 172 (49.14%) Firewall
3 84 (24.00%) SD-WAN
4 81 (23.14%) TCP/IP
5 75 (21.43%) VPN
6 73 (20.86%) DNS
7 58 (16.57%) Network Security
8 52 (14.86%) MPLS
9 51 (14.57%) DHCP
10 49 (14.00%) Wireless
11 47 (13.43%) BGP
12 45 (12.86%) Wi-Fi
13 39 (11.14%) OSPF
14 37 (10.57%) VoIP
15 31 (8.86%) Internet
16 29 (8.29%) VLAN
17 26 (7.43%) Ethernet
18 24 (6.86%) IPsec
19 22 (6.29%) SAN
20 21 (6.00%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (4.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.57%) MongoDB
3 8 (2.29%) MySQL
4 7 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (1.71%) NoSQL
6 3 (0.86%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (0.86%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (0.86%) Big Data
6 3 (0.86%) Blockchain
6 3 (0.86%) Hadoop
6 3 (0.86%) Redis
7 2 (0.57%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.57%) Apache Hive
7 2 (0.57%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (0.57%) Impala
7 2 (0.57%) MariaDB
7 2 (0.57%) MS Access
7 2 (0.57%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.57%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (2.29%) Sonatype Nexus
2 6 (1.71%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.43%) Jenkins
4 4 (1.14%) GitLab
4 4 (1.14%) Vagrant
5 2 (0.57%) GCC
5 2 (0.57%) JIRA
6 1 (0.29%) Chocolatey
6 1 (0.29%) CircleCI
6 1 (0.29%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 68 (19.43%) Social Skills
2 48 (13.71%) Telecoms
3 36 (10.29%) Finance
4 22 (6.29%) Banking
5 17 (4.86%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (3.43%) Law
7 11 (3.14%) Marketing
8 7 (2.00%) Legal
9 6 (1.71%) Influencing Skills
10 4 (1.14%) Public Sector
11 3 (0.86%) Advertising
11 3 (0.86%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.86%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.86%) Organisational Skills
12 2 (0.57%) Back Office
12 2 (0.57%) Front Office
12 2 (0.57%) Retail
13 1 (0.29%) Billing
13 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.29%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 74 (21.14%) Network Engineer
2 46 (13.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 39 (11.14%) Architect
4 29 (8.29%) Analyst
5 27 (7.71%) Support Engineer
6 25 (7.14%) IT Engineer
7 19 (5.43%) Senior Network Engineer
8 17 (4.86%) Juniper Engineer
9 16 (4.57%) Network Architect
9 16 (4.57%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 15 (4.29%) IT Manager
10 15 (4.29%) IT Support
11 14 (4.00%) Infrastructure Manager
12 13 (3.71%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 13 (3.71%) Administrator
12 13 (3.71%) Solutions Architect
12 13 (3.71%) Systems Engineer
13 12 (3.43%) 3rd Line Support
13 12 (3.43%) IT Analyst
14 11 (3.14%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.29%) JSON
2 12 (3.43%) 802.1X
3 9 (2.57%) .NET
4 7 (2.00%) XMPP
5 6 (1.71%) LDAP
6 5 (1.43%) FIX Protocol
7 4 (1.14%) .NET Core
7 4 (1.14%) AngularJS
7 4 (1.14%) ASP.NET
7 4 (1.14%) Django
7 4 (1.14%) Express
7 4 (1.14%) MEAN Stack
7 4 (1.14%) Node.js
7 4 (1.14%) REST
7 4 (1.14%) Ruby on Rails
7 4 (1.14%) Web Services
7 4 (1.14%) YAML
8 3 (0.86%) COM
8 3 (0.86%) CSS
8 3 (0.86%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 83 (23.71%) Data Centre
2 26 (7.43%) Public Cloud
3 25 (7.14%) Management Information System
4 12 (3.43%) Self-Motivation
5 9 (2.57%) Clustering
6 8 (2.29%) Hybrid Cloud
7 7 (2.00%) Virtual Team
8 6 (1.71%) Fibre Optics
9 5 (1.43%) Hedge funds
9 5 (1.43%) Replication
9 5 (1.43%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (1.14%) Driving Licence
10 4 (1.14%) Fixed Income
11 3 (0.86%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.86%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 3 (0.86%) IPTV
11 3 (0.86%) Over-the-Top Content
11 3 (0.86%) PKI
11 3 (0.86%) User Experience
12 2 (0.57%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 124 (35.43%) Windows
2 67 (19.14%) Windows Server
3 66 (18.86%) Linux
4 31 (8.86%) Windows 10
5 27 (7.71%) Windows Server 2016
6 20 (5.71%) Windows 7
7 16 (4.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (4.57%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (4.00%) Unix
9 11 (3.14%) Windows Server 2019
10 8 (2.29%) Mac OS X
11 7 (2.00%) Android
11 7 (2.00%) CentOS
11 7 (2.00%) Ubuntu
12 6 (1.71%) Apple iOS
13 5 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (1.14%) Oracle Linux
15 3 (0.86%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
17 1 (0.29%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (21.71%) ITIL
2 61 (17.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 42 (12.00%) Project Delivery
4 37 (10.57%) Project Management
5 36 (10.29%) DevOps
6 32 (9.14%) Agile Software Development
6 32 (9.14%) Network Design
7 31 (8.86%) Presales
8 30 (8.57%) Disaster Recovery
9 28 (8.00%) Service Delivery
10 26 (7.43%) Change Management
11 24 (6.86%) Migration
12 19 (5.43%) PRINCE2
12 19 (5.43%) Problem-Solving
13 18 (5.14%) Load Balancing
14 17 (4.86%) Cybersecurity
15 16 (4.57%) Mentoring
16 15 (4.29%) CRM
16 15 (4.29%) Information Security
16 15 (4.29%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 48 (13.71%) PowerShell
2 31 (8.86%) Python
3 29 (8.29%) SQL
4 17 (4.86%) Bash Shell
5 12 (3.43%) PHP
6 8 (2.29%) C
6 8 (2.29%) Perl
7 7 (2.00%) C#
8 6 (1.71%) Java
8 6 (1.71%) JavaScript
9 5 (1.43%) C++
10 4 (1.14%) Ruby
10 4 (1.14%) VB
10 4 (1.14%) VB.NET
11 3 (0.86%) R
12 2 (0.57%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.57%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.29%) AWK
13 1 (0.29%) Go
13 1 (0.29%) Rust
Qualifications
1 84 (24.00%) Cisco Certification
2 54 (15.43%) CCNP
3 39 (11.14%) CCNA
4 31 (8.86%) Degree
5 22 (6.29%) JNCIA
6 20 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
7 15 (4.29%) JNCIP
7 15 (4.29%) MCSA
8 14 (4.00%) CISSP
9 13 (3.71%) MCSE
9 13 (3.71%) Security Cleared
10 12 (3.43%) CCIE
11 9 (2.57%) SC Cleared
12 7 (2.00%) MBA
13 6 (1.71%) CISM
13 6 (1.71%) NVQ Level 4
14 5 (1.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 4 (1.14%) AWS Certification
15 4 (1.14%) CEH
15 4 (1.14%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.86%) SLA
2 11 (3.14%) GDPR
3 8 (2.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.43%) Cyber Essentials
4 5 (1.43%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 3 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 3 (0.86%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.57%) GLBA
6 2 (0.57%) NIST
6 2 (0.57%) NIST 800
6 2 (0.57%) PMO
6 2 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.29%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.29%) QA
System Software
1 101 (28.86%) Active Directory
2 63 (18.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (6.29%) Docker
4 13 (3.71%) Hyper-V
5 11 (3.14%) VMware NSX
6 6 (1.71%) vSphere
6 6 (1.71%) XenApp
7 4 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (1.14%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.86%) DFS Replication
9 2 (0.57%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.57%) Firmware
9 2 (0.57%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.57%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.29%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 1 (0.29%) NFS
10 1 (0.29%) oVirt
10 1 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 33 (9.43%) Ansible
2 24 (6.86%) Kubernetes
2 24 (6.86%) SCCM
3 23 (6.57%) Terraform
4 15 (4.29%) FortiGate
5 14 (4.00%) Microsoft Intune
5 14 (4.00%) Puppet
6 13 (3.71%) Nagios
7 8 (2.29%) Cisco CUCM
8 6 (1.71%) SCOM
9 5 (1.43%) ITRS Geneos
9 5 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (1.43%) Single Sign-On
9 5 (1.43%) WSUS
10 4 (1.14%) Cisco UCCX
10 4 (1.14%) NetBackup
11 3 (0.86%) AirWatch
11 3 (0.86%) Cisco Prime
11 3 (0.86%) Icinga
12 2 (0.57%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 159 (45.43%) Cisco
2 138 (39.43%) Microsoft
3 78 (22.29%) VMware
4 60 (17.14%) Juniper
5 43 (12.29%) Palo Alto
6 32 (9.14%) Citrix
7 27 (7.71%) SolarWinds
8 26 (7.43%) Fortinet
9 24 (6.86%) Meraki
10 22 (6.29%) CheckPoint
11 18 (5.14%) Aruba
12 17 (4.86%) Riverbed
12 17 (4.86%) Veeam
13 16 (4.57%) F5
14 13 (3.71%) Dell
14 13 (3.71%) ServiceNow
15 12 (3.43%) Ruckus Wireless
16 11 (3.14%) Oracle
17 10 (2.86%) HP
18 9 (2.57%) Red Hat