Period
to 11 December 2019

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 11 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
England > London
6 months to
11 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 152 176 176
Rank change year-on-year +24 0 -24
Permanent jobs citing WAN 1,227 1,322 1,517
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 2.28% 1.99% 2.04%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.13% 14.87% 14.36%
Number of salaries quoted 975 1,110 1,289
London median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £54,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% -2.78% +2.86%
10th Percentile £28,250 £30,000 £29,900
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £76,250
England median annual salary £43,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -3.33% - +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 7,161 8,891 10,564
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 13.31% 13.36% 14.22%
Number of salaries quoted 5,907 7,241 8,706
London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £53,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.80% +0.94%
10th Percentile £28,780 £30,000 £31,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £80,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £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 11 December 2019.

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 11 December 2019. 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 +16 291 £45,000 -13.46% 44
West London -10 56 £60,000 +9.09% 30
South London +31 52 £50,000 +33.33% 6
East London +31 38 £40,000 -13.04% 19
North London -3 8 £38,500 -3.75% 4
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 11 December 2019, 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 1,018 (82.97%) LAN
2 587 (47.84%) Firewall
3 563 (45.88%) Cisco
4 436 (35.53%) Windows
5 428 (34.88%) Cisco Certification
6 358 (29.18%) Microsoft
7 352 (28.69%) Active Directory
8 316 (25.75%) VPN
9 315 (25.67%) CCNP
10 303 (24.69%) Office 365
11 301 (24.53%) MPLS
12 285 (23.23%) Wireless
13 284 (23.15%) Azure
14 275 (22.41%) TCP/IP
15 264 (21.52%) Network Security
16 234 (19.07%) Finance
17 231 (18.83%) VMware
18 227 (18.50%) Data Centre
19 218 (17.77%) ITIL
20 212 (17.28%) DNS
21 211 (17.20%) DHCP
22 198 (16.14%) BGP
22 198 (16.14%) Degree
23 197 (16.06%) CCNA
24 178 (14.51%) Internet
25 177 (14.43%) AWS
26 176 (14.34%) Citrix
27 174 (14.18%) Windows Server
28 168 (13.69%) OSPF
29 158 (12.88%) WLAN

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
1 156 (12.71%) MS Exchange
2 84 (6.85%) Skype for Business
3 45 (3.67%) SharePoint
4 23 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2010
4 23 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2013
5 12 (0.98%) WebSphere
6 11 (0.90%) IIS
6 11 (0.90%) OpenStack
7 7 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (0.41%) IBM Notes
9 3 (0.24%) IBM Domino
9 3 (0.24%) Site Server
10 2 (0.16%) Apache
10 2 (0.16%) JBoss
10 2 (0.16%) LiveLink
11 1 (0.081%) Cloud Foundry
11 1 (0.081%) nginx
11 1 (0.081%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 148 (12.06%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (2.28%) Microsoft Excel
3 26 (2.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (0.98%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.081%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.081%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.24%) Elite 3E
3 2 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.16%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.081%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 303 (24.69%) Office 365
2 284 (23.15%) Azure
3 177 (14.43%) AWS
4 52 (4.24%) G Suite
5 32 (2.61%) GCP
6 23 (1.87%) IaaS
7 21 (1.71%) Azure Active Directory
8 20 (1.63%) PaaS
9 19 (1.55%) OneDrive
10 17 (1.39%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 15 (1.22%) OpenShift
12 14 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
13 13 (1.06%) Mimecast
14 9 (0.73%) SaaS
15 6 (0.49%) IBM Cloud
15 6 (0.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 5 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
17 4 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
17 4 (0.33%) Amazon S3
18 3 (0.24%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 1,018 (82.97%) LAN
2 587 (47.84%) Firewall
3 316 (25.75%) VPN
4 301 (24.53%) MPLS
5 285 (23.23%) Wireless
6 275 (22.41%) TCP/IP
7 264 (21.52%) Network Security
8 212 (17.28%) DNS
9 211 (17.20%) DHCP
10 198 (16.14%) BGP
11 178 (14.51%) Internet
12 168 (13.69%) OSPF
13 158 (12.88%) WLAN
14 155 (12.63%) VoIP
15 121 (9.86%) Cisco ASA
16 114 (9.29%) IPsec
17 113 (9.21%) VLAN
18 108 (8.80%) Wi-Fi
19 102 (8.31%) Skype
20 99 (8.07%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (2.93%) Blockchain
2 28 (2.28%) MySQL
3 21 (1.71%) SQL Server
4 12 (0.98%) DB2
5 9 (0.73%) Amazon RDS
6 4 (0.33%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.16%) Power BI
8 1 (0.081%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.081%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.081%) Snowflake Schema
8 1 (0.081%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.081%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.081%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.081%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 41 (3.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 28 (2.28%) Git (software)
2 28 (2.28%) Subversion
3 6 (0.49%) JIRA
4 5 (0.41%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.081%) Zephyr
General
1 234 (19.07%) Finance
2 127 (10.35%) Telecoms
3 64 (5.22%) Retail
4 62 (5.05%) Banking
5 53 (4.32%) Law
6 33 (2.69%) Legal
6 33 (2.69%) Marketing
7 25 (2.04%) French Language
8 23 (1.87%) Public Sector
9 20 (1.63%) Financial Institution
10 15 (1.22%) German Language
11 12 (0.98%) Front Office
12 10 (0.81%) Italian Language
13 9 (0.73%) Aerospace
14 8 (0.65%) Investment Banking
15 6 (0.49%) Games
16 5 (0.41%) Advertising
16 5 (0.41%) Back Office
17 4 (0.33%) Local Government
18 2 (0.16%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 351 (28.61%) Network Engineer
2 177 (14.43%) Analyst
3 140 (11.41%) IT Support
4 122 (9.94%) Support Engineer
5 119 (9.70%) Senior Network Engineer
6 118 (9.62%) Architect
7 109 (8.88%) Support Analyst
8 90 (7.33%) Consultant
9 84 (6.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 75 (6.11%) IT Engineer
11 69 (5.62%) IT Analyst
12 67 (5.46%) 2nd Line Support
13 58 (4.73%) IT Support Analyst
14 52 (4.24%) IT Support Engineer
15 50 (4.07%) Desktop Support
15 50 (4.07%) IT Consultant
16 48 (3.91%) Administrator
17 43 (3.50%) Systems Administrator
18 42 (3.42%) Network Analyst
18 42 (3.42%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (2.61%) LDAP
2 28 (2.28%) LAMP
3 26 (2.12%) 802.1X
4 14 (1.14%) FIX Protocol
5 12 (0.98%) SOAP
5 12 (0.98%) WebSphere MQ
5 12 (0.98%) XML
6 7 (0.57%) Web Services
7 6 (0.49%) SAML
8 3 (0.24%) Elastic Stack
8 3 (0.24%) JSON
8 3 (0.24%) YAML
9 2 (0.16%) COM
9 2 (0.16%) Jinja
10 1 (0.081%) .NET
10 1 (0.081%) Cocoa
10 1 (0.081%) CSS
10 1 (0.081%) RFC 2544
10 1 (0.081%) Software Packaging
10 1 (0.081%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 227 (18.50%) Data Centre
2 68 (5.54%) Analytical Skills
3 57 (4.65%) Video Conferencing
4 56 (4.56%) Management Information System
5 55 (4.48%) Self-Motivation
6 51 (4.16%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 36 (2.93%) Public Cloud
8 34 (2.77%) Internet of Things
9 33 (2.69%) Replication
10 32 (2.61%) iPhone
11 29 (2.36%) Clustering
12 27 (2.20%) IPTV
12 27 (2.20%) MPEG
12 27 (2.20%) Video\Live Streaming
13 25 (2.04%) Driving Licence
14 24 (1.96%) Blackberry
15 22 (1.79%) Smartphone
16 20 (1.63%) Hedge funds
17 19 (1.55%) Hybrid Cloud
18 17 (1.39%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 436 (35.53%) Windows
2 174 (14.18%) Windows Server
3 150 (12.22%) Linux
4 145 (11.82%) Windows 10
5 135 (11.00%) Windows 7
6 96 (7.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 61 (4.97%) Windows Server 2008
8 52 (4.24%) Android
8 52 (4.24%) Apple iOS
9 36 (2.93%) Unix
10 31 (2.53%) Mac OS X
10 31 (2.53%) Ubuntu
11 29 (2.36%) CentOS
12 21 (1.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 19 (1.55%) Windows Server 2003
14 15 (1.22%) Windows Vista
15 12 (0.98%) Solaris
16 10 (0.81%) VMS
17 9 (0.73%) Windows 8
18 6 (0.49%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 218 (17.77%) ITIL
2 141 (11.49%) Network Design
3 124 (10.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 108 (8.80%) Problem-Solving
5 101 (8.23%) Load Balancing
6 96 (7.82%) Cybersecurity
6 96 (7.82%) Network Monitoring
7 79 (6.44%) Agile Software Development
8 72 (5.87%) Change Management
9 65 (5.30%) SIEM
10 62 (5.05%) Project Management
11 61 (4.97%) IT Strategy
11 61 (4.97%) Service Management
12 60 (4.89%) Project Delivery
13 55 (4.48%) Information Security
13 55 (4.48%) Mobile Device Management
14 53 (4.32%) Business Development
14 53 (4.32%) Network Management
15 51 (4.16%) Infrastructure Transformation
15 51 (4.16%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 66 (5.38%) SQL
2 54 (4.40%) PowerShell
3 32 (2.61%) Bash Shell
4 30 (2.44%) Python
5 7 (0.57%) Shell Script
6 6 (0.49%) C
7 5 (0.41%) C++
8 4 (0.33%) Perl
9 3 (0.24%) VBScript
10 2 (0.16%) Java
10 2 (0.16%) Ruby
11 1 (0.081%) PHP
11 1 (0.081%) VB
Qualifications
1 428 (34.88%) Cisco Certification
2 315 (25.67%) CCNP
3 198 (16.14%) Degree
4 197 (16.06%) CCNA
5 113 (9.21%) CCIE
6 88 (7.17%) Microsoft Certification
7 62 (5.05%) MCSE
8 45 (3.67%) JNCIP
9 38 (3.10%) CCDP
10 37 (3.02%) CCSA
11 29 (2.36%) MCP
12 27 (2.20%) JNCIS
13 23 (1.87%) MCSA
14 22 (1.79%) JNCIA
15 21 (1.71%) CCSE
16 20 (1.63%) MCITP
17 19 (1.55%) CISSP
17 19 (1.55%) JNCIE
18 18 (1.47%) DBS Check
19 17 (1.39%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (6.68%) SLA
2 26 (2.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (0.81%) GDPR
4 9 (0.73%) Cyber Essentials
4 9 (0.73%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.41%) QA
5 5 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.33%) NIST
7 3 (0.24%) COBIT
7 3 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 3 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 3 (0.24%) Solvency II
8 2 (0.16%) ITGC
8 2 (0.16%) PMO
9 1 (0.081%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.081%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 352 (28.69%) Active Directory
2 156 (12.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 71 (5.79%) Hyper-V
4 32 (2.61%) VMware ESXi
5 29 (2.36%) vSphere
6 23 (1.87%) XenApp
7 19 (1.55%) Docker
8 17 (1.39%) XenDesktop
9 12 (0.98%) Terminal Services
10 10 (0.81%) DRBD
10 10 (0.81%) GlusterFS
11 9 (0.73%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 9 (0.73%) Firmware
12 7 (0.57%) VMware NSX
13 6 (0.49%) Virtual Servers
14 5 (0.41%) Xen
15 4 (0.33%) StorNext
16 3 (0.24%) ProxySG
16 3 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
17 2 (0.16%) NFS
Systems Management
1 98 (7.99%) SCCM
2 41 (3.34%) Nagios
3 40 (3.26%) Puppet
4 38 (3.10%) Microsoft Intune
5 29 (2.36%) FortiGate
6 28 (2.28%) ZABBIX
7 21 (1.71%) Kubernetes
8 19 (1.55%) Ansible
9 17 (1.39%) Backup Exec
10 16 (1.30%) AirWatch
11 15 (1.22%) Cisco CUCM
11 15 (1.22%) Nessus
12 14 (1.14%) Norton AntiVirus
13 11 (0.90%) Cisco Prime
14 10 (0.81%) Galera Cluster
14 10 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
15 9 (0.73%) Jamf Pro
15 9 (0.73%) SolarWinds Orion
15 9 (0.73%) Terraform
16 7 (0.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 563 (45.88%) Cisco
2 358 (29.18%) Microsoft
3 231 (18.83%) VMware
4 176 (14.34%) Citrix
5 158 (12.88%) Palo Alto
6 151 (12.31%) Juniper
7 118 (9.62%) CheckPoint
8 110 (8.96%) F5
9 107 (8.72%) Meraki
10 87 (7.09%) SolarWinds
11 63 (5.13%) Fortinet
12 56 (4.56%) Red Hat
13 51 (4.16%) Google
14 50 (4.07%) HP
15 41 (3.34%) Aruba
16 31 (2.53%) Dell
17 26 (2.12%) Riverbed
17 26 (2.12%) Symantec
18 22 (1.79%) Aerohive Networks
18 22 (1.79%) Blue Coat