Period
to 20 April 2018

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 20 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
England > London
6 months to
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 174 152 151
Rank change year-on-year -22 -1 -41
Permanent jobs citing WAN 1,413 1,592 1,940
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 2.02% 2.31% 2.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.09% 14.61% 14.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1,182 1,377 1,681
London median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00% +2.04%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £81,250 £77,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -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 10,025 10,894 13,194
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 14.32% 15.79% 15.72%
Number of salaries quoted 8,311 9,199 11,183
London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,250
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +4.50%
10th Percentile £31,050 £30,000 £28,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,500 £77,500
England median annual salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.44% - +4.65%

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 20 April 2018.

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 20 April 2018. 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 -12 376 £52,500 +5.00% 45
West London -47 78 £50,000 +5.26% 24
South London +11 56 £47,500 +26.67% 7
East London +16 32 £57,400 -0.17% 13
North London 0 5 £32,500 -0.73% 1
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 20 April 2018, 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 1,151 (81.46%) LAN
2 723 (51.17%) Cisco
3 649 (45.93%) Windows
4 612 (43.31%) Firewall
5 506 (35.81%) VMware
6 495 (35.03%) Active Directory
7 485 (34.32%) Microsoft
8 390 (27.60%) VPN
9 384 (27.18%) Finance
10 368 (26.04%) Cisco Certification
10 368 (26.04%) Windows Server
11 352 (24.91%) Data Centre
12 351 (24.84%) DNS
13 338 (23.92%) VMware Infrastructure
14 319 (22.58%) ITIL
15 310 (21.94%) TCP/IP
15 310 (21.94%) Citrix
16 302 (21.37%) MS Exchange
17 282 (19.96%) Office 365
18 281 (19.89%) Wireless
19 262 (18.54%) CCNP
20 261 (18.47%) DHCP
21 258 (18.26%) Network Security
22 256 (18.12%) MPLS
23 226 (15.99%) Microsoft Azure
24 223 (15.78%) Windows Server 2008
25 199 (14.08%) Degree
25 199 (14.08%) Windows Server 2012
26 194 (13.73%) Linux
27 192 (13.59%) CheckPoint

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
1 302 (21.37%) MS Exchange
2 123 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 94 (6.65%) Exchange Server 2013
4 84 (5.94%) Skype for Business
5 67 (4.74%) SharePoint
6 52 (3.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 49 (3.47%) Exchange Server 2007
8 42 (2.97%) IIS
9 21 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2003
10 13 (0.92%) CMS
11 10 (0.71%) Tomcat
12 9 (0.64%) Apache
13 5 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
14 4 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2000
14 4 (0.28%) Office Communications Server
14 4 (0.28%) OpenStack
15 3 (0.21%) IBM Notes
16 2 (0.14%) Confluence
16 2 (0.14%) WebLogic
17 1 (0.071%) WordPress
Applications
1 166 (11.75%) Microsoft Office
2 33 (2.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (0.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (0.57%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.071%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.071%) LibreOffice
6 1 (0.071%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Business Applications
1 12 (0.85%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.28%) Cognos TM1
2 4 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.21%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.14%) Elite 3E
5 1 (0.071%) Carpe Diem
5 1 (0.071%) FLEXCUBE
5 1 (0.071%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 282 (19.96%) Office 365
2 226 (15.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 180 (12.74%) Amazon AWS
4 93 (6.58%) IaaS
5 69 (4.88%) SaaS
6 60 (4.25%) PaaS
7 29 (2.05%) Cloud Computing
7 29 (2.05%) Mimecast
8 22 (1.56%) Amazon EC2
9 16 (1.13%) Azure Active Directory
10 15 (1.06%) AWS CloudFormation
10 15 (1.06%) G Suite
10 15 (1.06%) OneDrive
11 13 (0.92%) AWS Lambda
11 13 (0.92%) Serverless
12 9 (0.64%) Amazon S3
13 4 (0.28%) Dropbox
13 4 (0.28%) Slack
14 3 (0.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 2 (0.14%) Twilio
Communications & Networking
1 1,151 (81.46%) LAN
2 612 (43.31%) Firewall
3 390 (27.60%) VPN
4 351 (24.84%) DNS
5 310 (21.94%) TCP/IP
6 281 (19.89%) Wireless
7 261 (18.47%) DHCP
8 258 (18.26%) Network Security
9 256 (18.12%) MPLS
10 189 (13.38%) BGP
11 165 (11.68%) SAN
11 165 (11.68%) VLAN
12 164 (11.61%) Cisco ASA
12 164 (11.61%) Cisco Nexus
13 153 (10.83%) OSPF
14 150 (10.62%) VoIP
15 112 (7.93%) Wi-Fi
16 106 (7.50%) WLAN
17 99 (7.01%) Cisco IOS
18 98 (6.94%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 143 (10.12%) SQL Server
2 26 (1.84%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (1.06%) SQL Server 2014
4 14 (0.99%) SQL Server 2005
4 14 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
5 10 (0.71%) Relational Database
6 8 (0.57%) Big Data
6 8 (0.57%) MySQL
7 7 (0.50%) Amazon RDS
7 7 (0.50%) Blockchain
8 6 (0.42%) Amazon Redshift
9 5 (0.35%) Hadoop
9 5 (0.35%) MongoDB
10 4 (0.28%) Apache Cassandra
10 4 (0.28%) NoSQL
11 3 (0.21%) MariaDB
11 3 (0.21%) SQL Server 2000
12 2 (0.14%) GIS
12 2 (0.14%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.14%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 25 (1.77%) Sonatype Nexus
2 13 (0.92%) Git (software)
3 8 (0.57%) Artifactory
4 6 (0.42%) JMeter
4 6 (0.42%) NUnit
4 6 (0.42%) Selenium
4 6 (0.42%) SpecFlow
4 6 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (0.42%) Visual Studio Team System
5 5 (0.35%) JIRA
6 4 (0.28%) InstallShield
7 2 (0.14%) Apache Archiva
7 2 (0.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.14%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (0.14%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.071%) Travis CI
General
1 384 (27.18%) Finance
2 105 (7.43%) Banking
2 105 (7.43%) Telecoms
3 69 (4.88%) Advertising
4 59 (4.18%) Law
5 57 (4.03%) Legal
6 41 (2.90%) Retail
7 33 (2.34%) Investment Banking
8 24 (1.70%) Financial Institution
9 20 (1.42%) Back Office
10 19 (1.34%) Front Office
11 18 (1.27%) Manufacturing
11 18 (1.27%) Publishing
12 14 (0.99%) Multimedia
13 10 (0.71%) Marketing
14 6 (0.42%) Billing
15 2 (0.14%) Automotive
15 2 (0.14%) Games
16 1 (0.071%) Aerospace
16 1 (0.071%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 291 (20.59%) Network Engineer
2 221 (15.64%) Analyst
3 160 (11.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 155 (10.97%) Support Engineer
5 120 (8.49%) Architect
6 82 (5.80%) Infrastructure Manager
7 79 (5.59%) Cisco Engineer
8 77 (5.45%) Support Analyst
9 75 (5.31%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 72 (5.10%) Security Engineer
10 72 (5.10%) Senior Network Engineer
11 66 (4.67%) Network Analyst
12 65 (4.60%) Network Security Engineer
13 64 (4.53%) Systems Engineer
14 62 (4.39%) IT Support
15 59 (4.18%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 55 (3.89%) 2nd Line Support
16 55 (3.89%) IT Manager
17 54 (3.82%) Desktop Support
18 52 (3.68%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (2.19%) 802.1X
2 22 (1.56%) .NET
2 22 (1.56%) FIX Protocol
3 19 (1.34%) Web Services
4 14 (0.99%) XMPP
5 13 (0.92%) Middleware
5 13 (0.92%) WSH
6 12 (0.85%) JSON
7 8 (0.57%) ASP.NET
8 7 (0.50%) ASP.NET Web API
9 6 (0.42%) Gherkin
10 4 (0.28%) .NET Framework
10 4 (0.28%) Apache Flex
10 4 (0.28%) Software Packaging
11 3 (0.21%) CSS
11 3 (0.21%) LDAP
11 3 (0.21%) SOAP
11 3 (0.21%) XML
12 2 (0.14%) Ajax
12 2 (0.14%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 352 (24.91%) Data Centre
2 108 (7.64%) Analytical Skills
3 72 (5.10%) Management Information System
4 65 (4.60%) Computer Science
4 65 (4.60%) Hedge funds
5 63 (4.46%) Blackberry
6 53 (3.75%) Self-Motivation
7 40 (2.83%) Public Cloud
8 38 (2.69%) Video Conferencing
9 31 (2.19%) Private Cloud
10 29 (2.05%) Clustering
11 27 (1.91%) Cyberthreat
11 27 (1.91%) Fixed Income
12 22 (1.56%) Replication
13 19 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
14 18 (1.27%) Client/Server
14 18 (1.27%) Linux Command Line
15 14 (0.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 13 (0.92%) Derivative
16 13 (0.92%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 649 (45.93%) Windows
2 368 (26.04%) Windows Server
3 223 (15.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 199 (14.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 194 (13.73%) Linux
6 160 (11.32%) Windows 7
7 118 (8.35%) Windows 10
8 64 (4.53%) Windows 8
9 54 (3.82%) Unix
10 44 (3.11%) Android
11 37 (2.62%) Windows Server 2003
12 35 (2.48%) Mac OS X
13 25 (1.77%) Solaris
14 24 (1.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 21 (1.49%) Ubuntu
16 20 (1.42%) CentOS
17 19 (1.34%) Windows XP
18 18 (1.27%) Apple iOS
19 12 (0.85%) Windows 2000 Server
20 10 (0.71%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 319 (22.58%) ITIL
2 161 (11.39%) Project Management
3 143 (10.12%) Problem-Solving
4 90 (6.37%) Migration
5 86 (6.09%) Incident Management
6 84 (5.94%) Disaster Recovery
7 83 (5.87%) Service Delivery
8 82 (5.80%) Network Design
9 79 (5.59%) Agile Software Development
9 79 (5.59%) Network Architecture
10 74 (5.24%) PRINCE2
11 72 (5.10%) Information Security
12 70 (4.95%) Load Balancing
13 66 (4.67%) Kalman Filter
13 66 (4.67%) Mentoring
13 66 (4.67%) Presales
14 61 (4.32%) DevOps
15 59 (4.18%) Change Control
16 54 (3.82%) Network Management
17 52 (3.68%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 189 (13.38%) PowerShell
2 121 (8.56%) SQL
3 106 (7.50%) Python
4 32 (2.26%) Perl
5 28 (1.98%) Bash Shell
6 24 (1.70%) C
7 18 (1.27%) PHP
7 18 (1.27%) VBScript
8 14 (0.99%) Shell Script
8 14 (0.99%) VB
9 10 (0.71%) Java
10 9 (0.64%) C#
10 9 (0.64%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.21%) JavaScript
11 3 (0.21%) Ruby
12 2 (0.14%) C++
12 2 (0.14%) Embedded C
12 2 (0.14%) Embedded C++
12 2 (0.14%) VBA
13 1 (0.071%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 368 (26.04%) Cisco Certification
2 262 (18.54%) CCNP
3 199 (14.08%) Degree
4 177 (12.53%) CCNA
5 123 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
6 97 (6.86%) CCIE
7 70 (4.95%) MCSE
8 39 (2.76%) MCP
9 35 (2.48%) CCDP
9 35 (2.48%) CISSP
10 34 (2.41%) Computer Science Degree
11 30 (2.12%) MCITP
12 29 (2.05%) MCSA
13 22 (1.56%) CCSA
13 22 (1.56%) CCSE
14 21 (1.49%) JNCIA
15 19 (1.34%) JNCIS
15 19 (1.34%) TOGAF Certification
16 18 (1.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 18 (1.27%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (6.44%) SLA
2 37 (2.62%) PCI DSS
3 28 (1.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (1.20%) Cyber Essentials
5 16 (1.13%) GDPR
6 13 (0.92%) COBIT
7 10 (0.71%) QA
7 10 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 8 (0.57%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 7 (0.50%) PMO
10 2 (0.14%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.14%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.071%) Solvency II
System Software
1 495 (35.03%) Active Directory
2 338 (23.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 146 (10.33%) Hyper-V
4 88 (6.23%) VMware ESXi
5 83 (5.87%) XenApp
6 67 (4.74%) vSphere
7 40 (2.83%) XenDesktop
8 25 (1.77%) XenServer
9 21 (1.49%) Docker
9 21 (1.49%) VMware Server
10 20 (1.42%) Terminal Services
11 18 (1.27%) MetaFrame
12 14 (0.99%) Terminal Server
13 12 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
14 9 (0.64%) VMware NSX
15 8 (0.57%) Firmware
15 8 (0.57%) Virtual Desktop
16 7 (0.50%) DFS Replication
17 4 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
17 4 (0.28%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 58 (4.10%) SCCM
2 54 (3.82%) Backup Exec
2 54 (3.82%) Puppet
3 38 (2.69%) Cisco CUCM
4 32 (2.26%) AirWatch
4 32 (2.26%) Nagios
5 24 (1.70%) Ansible
5 24 (1.70%) vCenter Server
6 20 (1.42%) Norton AntiVirus
7 19 (1.34%) WSUS
8 18 (1.27%) Cisco Prime
8 18 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
8 18 (1.27%) Terraform
9 16 (1.13%) ServiceCenter
10 14 (0.99%) Cisco UCCX
10 14 (0.99%) FortiGate
11 13 (0.92%) TrustSec
11 13 (0.92%) XenMobile
12 12 (0.85%) Nessus
13 11 (0.78%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 723 (51.17%) Cisco
2 506 (35.81%) VMware
3 485 (34.32%) Microsoft
4 310 (21.94%) Citrix
5 192 (13.59%) CheckPoint
6 169 (11.96%) HP
7 158 (11.18%) F5
8 144 (10.19%) Juniper
9 100 (7.08%) Palo Alto
10 93 (6.58%) NetApp
11 88 (6.23%) Meraki
12 78 (5.52%) SolarWinds
13 68 (4.81%) Dell
13 68 (4.81%) EMC
14 54 (3.82%) Apple
14 54 (3.82%) Blue Coat
15 47 (3.33%) Riverbed
16 41 (2.90%) Bloomberg
17 40 (2.83%) Veeam
18 38 (2.69%) ServiceNow