Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
England > London
6 months to
21 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 182 153 186
Rank change year-on-year -29 +33 -18
Permanent jobs citing WAN 364 1,231 1,329
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 1.84% 2.25% 1.97%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.90% 17.39% 14.57%
Number of salaries quoted 334 986 1,172
Median annual salary £60,000 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -4.76% -4.55%
10th Percentile £36,250 £27,500 £30,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £81,250 £78,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £44,750 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.73% -0.56% -

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 2,619 7,077 9,124
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 13.27% 12.96% 13.51%
Number of salaries quoted 2,165 5,795 7,490
Median annual salary £65,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.18% - -
10th Percentile £36,750 £28,750 £30,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £85,000 £85,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £46,809 £47,500
% change year-on-year +12.16% -1.45% +5.56%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +27 105 £72,500 +61.11% 11
South London +5 7 £52,500 +5.00% 1
West London +25 6 £41,750 -24.09% 4
East London +2 2 £85,000 +117.25% 3
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 278 (76.37%) LAN
2 248 (68.13%) Cisco
3 220 (60.44%) Firewall
4 159 (43.68%) Microsoft
5 151 (41.48%) Azure
6 148 (40.66%) Cisco Certification
7 137 (37.64%) VPN
8 111 (30.49%) Active Directory
9 107 (29.40%) BGP
10 100 (27.47%) Finance
10 100 (27.47%) AWS
11 99 (27.20%) Windows
12 96 (26.37%) Data Centre
13 95 (26.10%) MPLS
13 95 (26.10%) Office 365
14 94 (25.82%) VMware
14 94 (25.82%) Wi-Fi
15 91 (25.00%) OSPF
16 89 (24.45%) DNS
17 81 (22.25%) DHCP
18 79 (21.70%) CCNP
18 79 (21.70%) Network Security
19 75 (20.60%) ITIL
19 75 (20.60%) Wireless
20 72 (19.78%) CheckPoint
21 70 (19.23%) Palo Alto
22 68 (18.68%) CCNA
22 68 (18.68%) TCP/IP
23 67 (18.41%) Linux
24 64 (17.58%) VMware Infrastructure

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 36 (9.89%) Skype for Business
2 30 (8.24%) MS Exchange
3 10 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (2.75%) SharePoint
4 9 (2.47%) CMS
4 9 (2.47%) Elasticsearch
4 9 (2.47%) IIS
5 6 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (1.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.27%) Drupal
8 1 (0.27%) Joomla!
8 1 (0.27%) Smallworld
8 1 (0.27%) WordPress
Applications
1 35 (9.62%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (6.87%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.10%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (1.10%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.27%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 151 (41.48%) Azure
2 100 (27.47%) AWS
3 95 (26.10%) Office 365
4 33 (9.07%) Azure Active Directory
5 31 (8.52%) GCP
6 23 (6.32%) Route 53
6 23 (6.32%) Slack
7 19 (5.22%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 14 (3.85%) IaaS
9 9 (2.47%) Mimecast
10 5 (1.37%) Smartsheet
11 3 (0.82%) G Suite
11 3 (0.82%) Serverless
12 2 (0.55%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.55%) SaaS
12 2 (0.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 1 (0.27%) Amazon Glacier
13 1 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
13 1 (0.27%) OneDrive
13 1 (0.27%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 278 (76.37%) LAN
2 220 (60.44%) Firewall
3 137 (37.64%) VPN
4 107 (29.40%) BGP
5 95 (26.10%) MPLS
6 94 (25.82%) Wi-Fi
7 91 (25.00%) OSPF
8 89 (24.45%) DNS
9 81 (22.25%) DHCP
10 79 (21.70%) Network Security
11 75 (20.60%) Wireless
12 68 (18.68%) TCP/IP
13 54 (14.84%) VoIP
14 45 (12.36%) Multicast
15 40 (10.99%) Skype
16 39 (10.71%) Wireshark
17 38 (10.44%) Cisco ASA
18 37 (10.16%) IPsec
19 35 (9.62%) Cisco IOS
20 34 (9.34%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (4.40%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.65%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (1.10%) MySQL
4 3 (0.82%) Blockchain
5 2 (0.55%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.27%) Big Data
6 1 (0.27%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.27%) GIS
Development Applications
1 9 (2.47%) Git (software)
2 8 (2.20%) Sonatype Nexus
3 5 (1.37%) Bitbucket
3 5 (1.37%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.82%) JIRA
5 2 (0.55%) GitLab
General
1 100 (27.47%) Finance
2 31 (8.52%) Telecoms
3 29 (7.97%) Financial Institution
4 19 (5.22%) Banking
5 13 (3.57%) Law
6 7 (1.92%) Investment Banking
7 6 (1.65%) Legal
8 3 (0.82%) Public Sector
9 2 (0.55%) French Language
9 2 (0.55%) Front Office
9 2 (0.55%) Marketing
9 2 (0.55%) Military
10 1 (0.27%) Billing
10 1 (0.27%) Electronics
10 1 (0.27%) German Language
10 1 (0.27%) Local Government
10 1 (0.27%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.27%) Police
10 1 (0.27%) Publishing
10 1 (0.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 167 (45.88%) Network Engineer
2 107 (29.40%) Senior Network Engineer
3 49 (13.46%) Cisco Engineer
4 47 (12.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 42 (11.54%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 32 (8.79%) Senior Cisco Engineer
6 32 (8.79%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
7 29 (7.97%) Analyst
8 27 (7.42%) Azure Engineer
9 19 (5.22%) Support Engineer
10 16 (4.40%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 16 (4.40%) Windows Engineer
11 15 (4.12%) Cloud Engineer
12 13 (3.57%) IP Network Engineer
12 13 (3.57%) IT Manager
12 13 (3.57%) Network Analyst
12 13 (3.57%) Senior Cloud Engineer
13 12 (3.30%) IP Engineer
13 12 (3.30%) Network Manager
14 11 (3.02%) Senior Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (4.40%) 802.1X
2 11 (3.02%) YAML
3 8 (2.20%) LDAP
3 8 (2.20%) Middleware
4 5 (1.37%) JSON
5 4 (1.10%) Regular Expression
5 4 (1.10%) XMPP
6 3 (0.82%) REST
7 2 (0.55%) Web Services
8 1 (0.27%) .NET
8 1 (0.27%) CSS
8 1 (0.27%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 96 (26.37%) Data Centre
2 24 (6.59%) Management Information System
3 14 (3.85%) Hybrid Cloud
4 13 (3.57%) Public Cloud
4 13 (3.57%) Self-Motivation
5 11 (3.02%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (2.47%) Clustering
7 7 (1.92%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 7 (1.92%) Cyberthreat
7 7 (1.92%) Private Cloud
7 7 (1.92%) Robotics
7 7 (1.92%) Video Conferencing
8 5 (1.37%) Fat Client
8 5 (1.37%) Thin Client
9 4 (1.10%) Blackberry
9 4 (1.10%) CMDB
9 4 (1.10%) Replication
10 3 (0.82%) BYOD
10 3 (0.82%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (0.55%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 99 (27.20%) Windows
2 67 (18.41%) Linux
3 59 (16.21%) Windows Server
4 25 (6.87%) Windows 10
5 23 (6.32%) Mac OS X
6 18 (4.95%) Windows 7
7 17 (4.67%) Windows Server 2016
8 16 (4.40%) Windows Server 2012
9 15 (4.12%) Windows Server 2008
10 14 (3.85%) Unix
11 7 (1.92%) Solaris
11 7 (1.92%) Windows Server 2019
11 7 (1.92%) Windows XP
12 5 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.82%) Android
13 3 (0.82%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.82%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.55%) SUSE
14 2 (0.55%) tvOS
15 1 (0.27%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (20.60%) ITIL
2 61 (16.76%) DevOps
3 57 (15.66%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 51 (14.01%) Network Monitoring
5 43 (11.81%) Project Delivery
6 40 (10.99%) Problem-Solving
7 39 (10.71%) Load Balancing
8 35 (9.62%) Migration
9 34 (9.34%) Information Security
10 30 (8.24%) Network Virtualisation
10 30 (8.24%) Security Monitoring
11 26 (7.14%) ITIL V3
12 24 (6.59%) Agile Software Development
12 24 (6.59%) Change Management
12 24 (6.59%) Cybersecurity
12 24 (6.59%) Project Management
13 23 (6.32%) B2B
13 23 (6.32%) Identity Management
13 23 (6.32%) Performance Analysis
14 21 (5.77%) Internal Audit
Programming Languages
1 42 (11.54%) Python
2 21 (5.77%) PowerShell
3 10 (2.75%) SQL
4 1 (0.27%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.27%) C
4 1 (0.27%) C++
4 1 (0.27%) Java
4 1 (0.27%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.27%) Lisp
4 1 (0.27%) Ruby
4 1 (0.27%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 148 (40.66%) Cisco Certification
2 79 (21.70%) CCNP
3 68 (18.68%) CCNA
4 28 (7.69%) Degree
5 24 (6.59%) CCIE
6 21 (5.77%) Microsoft Certification
7 15 (4.12%) CISM
7 15 (4.12%) CISSP
8 13 (3.57%) CCDP
9 10 (2.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 10 (2.75%) JNCIA
9 10 (2.75%) MCP
10 8 (2.20%) CCSP
10 8 (2.20%) JNCIS
10 8 (2.20%) Security Cleared
11 7 (1.92%) GCFA
11 7 (1.92%) GCIA
11 7 (1.92%) GCIH
11 7 (1.92%) MCITP
11 7 (1.92%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.77%) SLA
2 15 (4.12%) NIST
3 9 (2.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (2.20%) COBIT
5 7 (1.92%) GDPR
6 2 (0.55%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.55%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 2 (0.55%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.55%) PMO
7 1 (0.27%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.27%) NCSC
7 1 (0.27%) NIST 800
7 1 (0.27%) QA
System Software
1 111 (30.49%) Active Directory
2 64 (17.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (7.14%) Hyper-V
4 18 (4.95%) vSphere
5 16 (4.40%) Virtual Machines
6 12 (3.30%) VMware Server
6 12 (3.30%) XenApp
7 10 (2.75%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (2.75%) XenDesktop
8 9 (2.47%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 9 (2.47%) Docker
9 8 (2.20%) Virtual Desktop
10 7 (1.92%) VMware NSX
11 6 (1.65%) DFS Replication
12 5 (1.37%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 5 (1.37%) MetaFrame
13 4 (1.10%) Terminal Services
13 4 (1.10%) Virtual Servers
14 2 (0.55%) ProxySG
14 2 (0.55%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 48 (13.19%) Ansible
2 32 (8.79%) Nagios
3 28 (7.69%) Puppet
4 23 (6.32%) Opscode Chef
5 22 (6.04%) Cisco CUCM
6 19 (5.22%) Microsoft Intune
7 12 (3.30%) SCVMM
8 9 (2.47%) Cisco UCCX
9 8 (2.20%) Terraform
10 7 (1.92%) CSIRT
10 7 (1.92%) Kubernetes
10 7 (1.92%) SCCM
10 7 (1.92%) Single Sign-On
10 7 (1.92%) ZABBIX
11 6 (1.65%) Microsoft Clustering
12 5 (1.37%) Prometheus
13 4 (1.10%) SCOM
13 4 (1.10%) ServiceCenter
14 2 (0.55%) FortiGate
14 2 (0.55%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 248 (68.13%) Cisco
2 159 (43.68%) Microsoft
3 94 (25.82%) VMware
4 72 (19.78%) CheckPoint
5 70 (19.23%) Palo Alto
6 38 (10.44%) F5
7 36 (9.89%) Riverbed
8 35 (9.62%) Citrix
9 31 (8.52%) Juniper
9 31 (8.52%) Meraki
10 28 (7.69%) Infoblox
11 27 (7.42%) Blue Coat
12 24 (6.59%) Fortinet
12 24 (6.59%) Zscaler
13 23 (6.32%) Avaya
14 19 (5.22%) Netskope
15 15 (4.12%) HP
16 14 (3.85%) ForeScout
17 12 (3.30%) Google
18 10 (2.75%) Aruba