Period
to 5 August 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 5 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
England > London
6 months to
5 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 173 159 175
Rank change year-on-year -14 +16 -25
Permanent jobs citing WAN 545 1,231 1,449
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 1.99% 2.17% 2.07%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.46% 17.46% 14.65%
Number of salaries quoted 462 1,018 1,276
Median annual salary £57,500 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.00% -4.76% -0.71%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £77,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +5.56%

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 3,768 7,051 9,891
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 13.77% 12.44% 14.15%
Number of salaries quoted 3,003 5,731 8,087
Median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £32,800 £29,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +8.70% -3.16% +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 5 August 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 5 August 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 +44 147 £72,500 +45.00% 9
West London -3 14 £41,000 -21.90% 4
South London -12 10 £55,000 +15.18%
East London +14 7 £80,000 +128.57% 1
North London 0 3 £53,500 +4.90%
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 5 August 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.

1 412 (75.60%) LAN
2 348 (63.85%) Cisco
3 298 (54.68%) Firewall
4 189 (34.68%) Cisco Certification
5 187 (34.31%) Microsoft
6 178 (32.66%) VPN
7 159 (29.17%) Azure
8 148 (27.16%) BGP
9 139 (25.50%) Windows
10 136 (24.95%) Finance
10 136 (24.95%) Data Centre
11 134 (24.59%) OSPF
12 129 (23.67%) MPLS
13 125 (22.94%) Active Directory
14 123 (22.57%) VMware
15 121 (22.20%) Wireless
16 119 (21.83%) Office 365
17 118 (21.65%) CCNP
17 118 (21.65%) TCP/IP
18 117 (21.47%) Network Security
19 114 (20.92%) Palo Alto
20 110 (20.18%) DNS
21 107 (19.63%) AWS
22 106 (19.45%) ITIL
23 103 (18.90%) DHCP
24 102 (18.72%) CheckPoint
25 98 (17.98%) Wi-Fi
26 90 (16.51%) VMware Infrastructure
27 86 (15.78%) CCNA
28 81 (14.86%) VoIP

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 47 (8.62%) Skype for Business
2 32 (5.87%) MS Exchange
3 20 (3.67%) CMS
4 17 (3.12%) SharePoint
5 13 (2.39%) Exchange Server 2010
5 13 (2.39%) IIS
6 8 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
6 8 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (0.55%) WordPress
8 2 (0.37%) JBoss
9 1 (0.18%) Apache
9 1 (0.18%) Drupal
9 1 (0.18%) Joomla!
9 1 (0.18%) nginx
9 1 (0.18%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.18%) WebSphere
Applications
1 44 (8.07%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (2.94%) MS Visio
3 6 (1.10%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.10%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.37%) Sage 50
1 2 (0.37%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 159 (29.17%) Azure
2 119 (21.83%) Office 365
3 107 (19.63%) AWS
4 35 (6.42%) Azure Active Directory
5 31 (5.69%) GCP
6 21 (3.85%) Mimecast
7 13 (2.39%) IaaS
7 13 (2.39%) Slack
8 12 (2.20%) G Suite
8 12 (2.20%) Route 53
9 10 (1.83%) SaaS
10 8 (1.47%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 5 (0.92%) Cloudflare
11 5 (0.92%) Smartsheet
12 3 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (0.55%) OpenShift
12 3 (0.55%) PaaS
12 3 (0.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 2 (0.37%) Serverless
14 1 (0.18%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 412 (75.60%) LAN
2 298 (54.68%) Firewall
3 178 (32.66%) VPN
4 148 (27.16%) BGP
5 134 (24.59%) OSPF
6 129 (23.67%) MPLS
7 121 (22.20%) Wireless
8 118 (21.65%) TCP/IP
9 117 (21.47%) Network Security
10 110 (20.18%) DNS
11 103 (18.90%) DHCP
12 98 (17.98%) Wi-Fi
13 81 (14.86%) VoIP
14 63 (11.56%) Internet
15 62 (11.38%) Cisco ASA
16 56 (10.28%) Skype
17 54 (9.91%) WLAN
18 52 (9.54%) Unified Communications
19 50 (9.17%) EIGRP
20 49 (8.99%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (2.94%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.02%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (0.92%) MySQL
4 3 (0.55%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.37%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.37%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.18%) DB2
Development Applications
1 10 (1.83%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (0.55%) Git (software)
2 3 (0.55%) JIRA
2 3 (0.55%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (0.37%) Artifactory
3 2 (0.37%) Gradle
3 2 (0.37%) Metasploit
4 1 (0.18%) GitLab
4 1 (0.18%) Jenkins
General
1 136 (24.95%) Finance
2 52 (9.54%) Telecoms
3 32 (5.87%) Financial Institution
4 27 (4.95%) Law
5 24 (4.40%) Banking
6 15 (2.75%) Retail
7 13 (2.39%) Legal
8 12 (2.20%) Marketing
9 8 (1.47%) Public Sector
10 7 (1.28%) Military
11 6 (1.10%) Investment Banking
12 5 (0.92%) Japanese Language
13 4 (0.73%) Front Office
14 3 (0.55%) Police
14 3 (0.55%) Publishing
15 2 (0.37%) Advertising
15 2 (0.37%) Billing
15 2 (0.37%) French Language
15 2 (0.37%) Games
16 1 (0.18%) German Language
Job Titles
1 226 (41.47%) Network Engineer
2 109 (20.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 55 (10.09%) Cisco Engineer
4 53 (9.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 48 (8.81%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 45 (8.26%) Analyst
7 36 (6.61%) Support Engineer
8 30 (5.50%) Senior Cisco Engineer
8 30 (5.50%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
9 29 (5.32%) Architect
10 26 (4.77%) IT Engineer
11 21 (3.85%) Consultant
12 20 (3.67%) IT Support
12 20 (3.67%) Security Engineer
13 19 (3.49%) Network Analyst
13 19 (3.49%) Network Security Engineer
14 18 (3.30%) 2nd Line Support
14 18 (3.30%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 18 (3.30%) Project Manager
15 17 (3.12%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (5.87%) 802.1X
2 12 (2.20%) REST
2 12 (2.20%) XMPP
3 5 (0.92%) LDAP
3 5 (0.92%) YAML
4 3 (0.55%) JSON
4 3 (0.55%) Regular Expression
5 2 (0.37%) FIX Protocol
5 2 (0.37%) Middleware
5 2 (0.37%) Software Packaging
5 2 (0.37%) Web Services
5 2 (0.37%) XML
5 2 (0.37%) XML Schema
6 1 (0.18%) Django
6 1 (0.18%) OAuth
6 1 (0.18%) RFC 2544
6 1 (0.18%) SAML
6 1 (0.18%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 136 (24.95%) Data Centre
2 33 (6.06%) Video Conferencing
3 22 (4.04%) Hybrid Cloud
4 18 (3.30%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (3.30%) Management Information System
5 13 (2.39%) Clustering
5 13 (2.39%) Public Cloud
6 12 (2.20%) Self-Motivation
7 11 (2.02%) Greenfield Project
8 10 (1.83%) Private Cloud
9 8 (1.47%) iPhone
10 7 (1.28%) Replication
11 6 (1.10%) iPad
12 5 (0.92%) Fibre Optics
12 5 (0.92%) Virtual Team
13 4 (0.73%) Blog
13 4 (0.73%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 4 (0.73%) Mobile Computing
13 4 (0.73%) Reinsurance
14 3 (0.55%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 139 (25.50%) Windows
2 77 (14.13%) Windows Server
3 60 (11.01%) Linux
4 56 (10.28%) Windows 10
5 44 (8.07%) Windows 7
6 29 (5.32%) Windows Server 2012
7 26 (4.77%) Windows Server 2016
8 25 (4.59%) Mac OS X
9 24 (4.40%) Windows Server 2008
10 16 (2.94%) Unix
11 10 (1.83%) Windows 8
12 9 (1.65%) Windows Server 2019
13 8 (1.47%) Android
14 6 (1.10%) Mac OS
15 5 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 2 (0.37%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.37%) Solaris
16 2 (0.37%) tvOS
16 2 (0.37%) Windows XP
17 1 (0.18%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (19.45%) ITIL
2 76 (13.94%) Project Delivery
3 63 (11.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 58 (10.64%) Load Balancing
5 57 (10.46%) Project Management
6 54 (9.91%) Problem-Solving
7 53 (9.72%) Network Monitoring
8 46 (8.44%) Network Design
9 41 (7.52%) DevOps
10 34 (6.24%) ITIL V3
11 32 (5.87%) Migration
12 31 (5.69%) Change Management
13 25 (4.59%) Network Management
13 25 (4.59%) Network Virtualisation
13 25 (4.59%) Service Delivery
14 24 (4.40%) Cybersecurity
14 24 (4.40%) Incident Management
15 23 (4.22%) Information Security
15 23 (4.22%) Presales
16 22 (4.04%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (8.07%) Python
2 17 (3.12%) PowerShell
3 14 (2.57%) SQL
4 5 (0.92%) Shell Script
5 3 (0.55%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.37%) C++
6 2 (0.37%) Java 8
6 2 (0.37%) Perl
6 2 (0.37%) Scala
6 2 (0.37%) VBScript
7 1 (0.18%) C
7 1 (0.18%) PHP
Qualifications
1 189 (34.68%) Cisco Certification
2 118 (21.65%) CCNP
3 86 (15.78%) CCNA
4 34 (6.24%) Degree
4 34 (6.24%) Microsoft Certification
5 33 (6.06%) CCIE
6 25 (4.59%) MCSE
7 19 (3.49%) CCDP
8 17 (3.12%) Security Cleared
9 15 (2.75%) MCP
10 12 (2.20%) DV Cleared
10 12 (2.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 11 (2.02%) Computer Science Degree
12 10 (1.83%) CCSA
13 8 (1.47%) CISSP
14 7 (1.28%) CCVP
14 7 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
15 6 (1.10%) CCSP
15 6 (1.10%) JNCIP
16 5 (0.92%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (5.32%) SLA
2 5 (0.92%) PMO
3 4 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.55%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (0.55%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.55%) NIST
5 2 (0.37%) COBIT
6 1 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 125 (22.94%) Active Directory
2 90 (16.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (9.54%) Hyper-V
4 17 (3.12%) Virtual Desktop
4 17 (3.12%) vSphere
5 15 (2.75%) Virtual Machines
6 13 (2.39%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (2.20%) VMware NSX
8 11 (2.02%) XenApp
8 11 (2.02%) XenDesktop
9 9 (1.65%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 9 (1.65%) Docker
10 7 (1.28%) Firmware
10 7 (1.28%) Terminal Services
11 4 (0.73%) VMware Workstation
12 3 (0.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 3 (0.55%) MetaFrame
13 2 (0.37%) ProxySG
13 2 (0.37%) VMware Server
14 1 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 37 (6.79%) Ansible
2 23 (4.22%) SCCM
3 22 (4.04%) Cisco CUCM
3 22 (4.04%) Nagios
4 21 (3.85%) Single Sign-On
5 17 (3.12%) Microsoft Intune
6 14 (2.57%) Cisco UCCX
6 14 (2.57%) Puppet
7 13 (2.39%) Opscode Chef
8 12 (2.20%) SCVMM
9 11 (2.02%) Terraform
10 10 (1.83%) FortiGate
11 8 (1.47%) Backup Exec
12 7 (1.28%) Kubernetes
12 7 (1.28%) SCOM
13 5 (0.92%) Observium
13 5 (0.92%) Opsgenie
13 5 (0.92%) Prometheus
13 5 (0.92%) ZABBIX
14 4 (0.73%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 348 (63.85%) Cisco
2 187 (34.31%) Microsoft
3 123 (22.57%) VMware
4 114 (20.92%) Palo Alto
5 102 (18.72%) CheckPoint
6 64 (11.74%) F5
7 55 (10.09%) Citrix
8 51 (9.36%) Juniper
9 48 (8.81%) Meraki
10 36 (6.61%) HP
11 32 (5.87%) Infoblox
12 31 (5.69%) Riverbed
13 29 (5.32%) Aruba
13 29 (5.32%) Fortinet
14 28 (5.14%) SolarWinds
15 19 (3.49%) Avaya
16 18 (3.30%) ForeScout
17 17 (3.12%) Blue Coat
18 14 (2.57%) Google
19 13 (2.39%) Veeam