Period
to 18 February 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 18 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
England > London
6 months to
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 166 156 154
Rank change year-on-year -10 -2 -49
Permanent jobs citing WAN 1,372 1,532 1,927
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 1.98% 2.20% 2.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.80% 13.81% 14.28%
Number of salaries quoted 1,154 1,298 1,668
London median annual salary £53,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.00% - -
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,000 £27,750
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 9,939 11,095 13,498
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 14.33% 15.94% 15.76%
Number of salaries quoted 8,351 9,389 11,390
London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00% +1.52%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,750 £27,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £81,250 £80,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 18 February 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 18 February 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 -6 331 £52,500 +5.00% 31
West London -63 75 £48,000 +5.49% 19
South London -4 48 £52,500 - 9
East London +9 32 £65,000 +36.84% 12
North London +3 7 £27,500 -18.81% 2
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 18 February 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 1,103 (80.39%) LAN
2 654 (47.67%) Cisco
3 625 (45.55%) Firewall
4 606 (44.17%) Windows
5 482 (35.13%) Active Directory
6 479 (34.91%) Microsoft
7 477 (34.77%) VMware
8 420 (30.61%) VPN
9 381 (27.77%) Cisco Certification
10 363 (26.46%) DNS
10 363 (26.46%) Windows Server
11 356 (25.95%) Finance
12 342 (24.93%) Data Centre
13 329 (23.98%) VMware Infrastructure
14 296 (21.57%) TCP/IP
15 290 (21.14%) DHCP
16 286 (20.85%) MS Exchange
17 285 (20.77%) Citrix
18 278 (20.26%) ITIL
19 263 (19.17%) MPLS
19 263 (19.17%) CCNP
20 256 (18.66%) Office 365
21 241 (17.57%) Wireless
22 240 (17.49%) Network Security
23 234 (17.06%) Microsoft Azure
24 211 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
25 206 (15.01%) Linux
26 199 (14.50%) BGP
27 195 (14.21%) CheckPoint
28 190 (13.85%) Windows Server 2012

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
1 286 (20.85%) MS Exchange
2 121 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2010
3 88 (6.41%) Exchange Server 2013
4 68 (4.96%) Skype for Business
5 62 (4.52%) SharePoint
6 56 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2007
7 49 (3.57%) IIS
8 35 (2.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 33 (2.41%) CMS
10 17 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2003
11 12 (0.87%) Confluence
12 9 (0.66%) Apache
13 8 (0.58%) Tomcat
14 7 (0.51%) OpenStack
15 5 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
16 2 (0.15%) CloudStack
17 1 (0.073%) Joomla!
17 1 (0.073%) Moodle
17 1 (0.073%) WebLogic
17 1 (0.073%) WordPress
Applications
1 156 (11.37%) Microsoft Office
2 30 (2.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (0.95%) MS Visio
4 12 (0.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.073%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.073%) LibreOffice
6 1 (0.073%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Business Applications
1 9 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.22%) NetSuite
2 3 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.073%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 256 (18.66%) Office 365
2 234 (17.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 159 (11.59%) Amazon AWS
4 95 (6.92%) IaaS
5 66 (4.81%) PaaS
6 62 (4.52%) SaaS
7 36 (2.62%) Azure Active Directory
8 24 (1.75%) Mimecast
9 17 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
10 13 (0.95%) OneDrive
11 11 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
11 11 (0.80%) G Suite
12 9 (0.66%) Amazon S3
13 8 (0.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 5 (0.36%) Amazon SQS
14 5 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
14 5 (0.36%) CloudFront
15 3 (0.22%) AWS CloudTrail
16 2 (0.15%) AWS Lambda
16 2 (0.15%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 1,103 (80.39%) LAN
2 625 (45.55%) Firewall
3 420 (30.61%) VPN
4 363 (26.46%) DNS
5 296 (21.57%) TCP/IP
6 290 (21.14%) DHCP
7 263 (19.17%) MPLS
8 241 (17.57%) Wireless
9 240 (17.49%) Network Security
10 199 (14.50%) BGP
11 174 (12.68%) OSPF
12 158 (11.52%) VoIP
13 152 (11.08%) SAN
13 152 (11.08%) VLAN
14 137 (9.99%) Cisco Nexus
15 136 (9.91%) IPsec
16 133 (9.69%) Cisco ASA
17 113 (8.24%) Cisco IOS
18 110 (8.02%) Unified Communications
19 106 (7.73%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 133 (9.69%) SQL Server
2 24 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (1.38%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (0.73%) Amazon RDS
5 8 (0.58%) SQL Server 2005
6 7 (0.51%) MySQL
6 7 (0.51%) SQL Server 2014
7 5 (0.36%) Big Data
8 4 (0.29%) Amazon Redshift
9 3 (0.22%) MariaDB
9 3 (0.22%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.15%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (0.15%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.15%) SQL Server 2016
11 1 (0.073%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 1 (0.073%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.073%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 16 (1.17%) Git (software)
2 13 (0.95%) Sonatype Nexus
3 12 (0.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 12 (0.87%) JIRA
3 12 (0.87%) Octopus Deploy
4 5 (0.36%) Burp Suite
5 3 (0.22%) Artifactory
6 2 (0.15%) Apache Archiva
6 2 (0.15%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.073%) JMeter
7 1 (0.073%) NUnit
7 1 (0.073%) Selenium
7 1 (0.073%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.073%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.073%) Travis CI
7 1 (0.073%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 356 (25.95%) Finance
2 111 (8.09%) Telecoms
3 91 (6.63%) Banking
4 75 (5.47%) Law
5 48 (3.50%) Advertising
6 47 (3.43%) Legal
7 31 (2.26%) Retail
8 24 (1.75%) Publishing
9 22 (1.60%) Financial Institution
10 21 (1.53%) Investment Banking
11 17 (1.24%) Back Office
12 14 (1.02%) Marketing
13 13 (0.95%) Front Office
14 10 (0.73%) Games
15 8 (0.58%) French Language
15 8 (0.58%) Multimedia
16 6 (0.44%) Billing
16 6 (0.44%) Spanish Language
17 5 (0.36%) Electronics
17 5 (0.36%) German Language
Job Titles
1 265 (19.31%) Network Engineer
2 195 (14.21%) Analyst
3 142 (10.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 132 (9.62%) Support Engineer
5 126 (9.18%) Architect
6 75 (5.47%) Systems Engineer
7 73 (5.32%) Senior Network Engineer
8 69 (5.03%) Infrastructure Manager
9 68 (4.96%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 66 (4.81%) Network Analyst
11 64 (4.66%) IT Support
12 62 (4.52%) Cisco Engineer
13 61 (4.45%) Support Analyst
14 60 (4.37%) Cisco Network Engineer
15 58 (4.23%) 2nd Line Support
16 56 (4.08%) IT Manager
16 56 (4.08%) Team Leader
17 52 (3.79%) Security Engineer
18 47 (3.43%) Consultant
19 46 (3.35%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (2.33%) XMPP
2 27 (1.97%) .NET
3 22 (1.60%) 802.1X
3 22 (1.60%) Web Services
4 17 (1.24%) FIX Protocol
5 7 (0.51%) ASP.NET
5 7 (0.51%) REST
6 6 (0.44%) JSON
6 6 (0.44%) WSH
7 5 (0.36%) ASP.NET Web API
7 5 (0.36%) CSS
7 5 (0.36%) LDAP
7 5 (0.36%) Middleware
8 4 (0.29%) SOAP
8 4 (0.29%) XML
9 2 (0.15%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.15%) Ajax
9 2 (0.15%) COM
9 2 (0.15%) HTML
9 2 (0.15%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 342 (24.93%) Data Centre
2 72 (5.25%) Management Information System
3 71 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
4 63 (4.59%) Computer Science
5 53 (3.86%) Hedge funds
5 53 (3.86%) Public Cloud
6 46 (3.35%) Blackberry
7 42 (3.06%) Video Conferencing
8 40 (2.92%) Clustering
9 30 (2.19%) Linux Command Line
10 28 (2.04%) Private Cloud
11 27 (1.97%) Cyberthreat
12 20 (1.46%) Fixed Income
12 20 (1.46%) Replication
13 14 (1.02%) EPoS
13 14 (1.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 13 (0.95%) Driving Licence
14 13 (0.95%) Eurex
15 12 (0.87%) Derivative
15 12 (0.87%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 606 (44.17%) Windows
2 363 (26.46%) Windows Server
3 211 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 206 (15.01%) Linux
5 190 (13.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 129 (9.40%) Windows 7
7 106 (7.73%) Windows 10
8 46 (3.35%) Unix
9 41 (2.99%) Windows 8
9 41 (2.99%) Windows Server 2003
10 36 (2.62%) Android
11 35 (2.55%) Mac OS X
12 31 (2.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 31 (2.26%) Windows XP
13 25 (1.82%) Ubuntu
14 22 (1.60%) CentOS
14 22 (1.60%) Solaris
15 17 (1.24%) Apple iOS
16 12 (0.87%) Debian
17 8 (0.58%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 278 (20.26%) ITIL
2 150 (10.93%) Project Management
3 102 (7.43%) Incident Management
4 99 (7.22%) Service Delivery
5 95 (6.92%) Network Design
6 84 (6.12%) Disaster Recovery
7 82 (5.98%) Mentoring
8 81 (5.90%) Agile Software Development
9 79 (5.76%) Load Balancing
10 71 (5.17%) Change Control
10 71 (5.17%) Cybersecurity
11 69 (5.03%) Presales
12 67 (4.88%) PRINCE2
13 64 (4.66%) Migration
14 62 (4.52%) Information Security
14 62 (4.52%) Network Monitoring
15 59 (4.30%) Network Management
16 56 (4.08%) Change Management
17 55 (4.01%) SIEM
18 53 (3.86%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 154 (11.22%) PowerShell
2 100 (7.29%) SQL
3 76 (5.54%) Python
4 38 (2.77%) Perl
5 37 (2.70%) Bash Shell
6 18 (1.31%) Java
6 18 (1.31%) VBScript
7 16 (1.17%) C
8 11 (0.80%) Shell Script
9 9 (0.66%) JavaScript
10 8 (0.58%) C#
10 8 (0.58%) PHP
10 8 (0.58%) T-SQL
11 7 (0.51%) Tcl
11 7 (0.51%) VB
12 3 (0.22%) Ruby
13 2 (0.15%) Embedded C
13 2 (0.15%) Embedded C++
13 2 (0.15%) Korn
13 2 (0.15%) VBA
Qualifications
1 381 (27.77%) Cisco Certification
2 263 (19.17%) CCNP
3 178 (12.97%) Degree
4 176 (12.83%) CCNA
5 116 (8.45%) CCIE
6 111 (8.09%) Microsoft Certification
7 64 (4.66%) MCSE
8 39 (2.84%) CISSP
9 38 (2.77%) MCSA
10 37 (2.70%) CCDP
11 35 (2.55%) MCP
12 30 (2.19%) CCVP
13 29 (2.11%) Computer Science Degree
14 28 (2.04%) CCSA
15 25 (1.82%) JNCIP
16 23 (1.68%) CCSE
16 23 (1.68%) MCITP
17 21 (1.53%) Security Cleared
18 19 (1.38%) JNCIS
19 18 (1.31%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (5.47%) SLA
2 26 (1.90%) PCI DSS
3 22 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (1.24%) Cyber Essentials
5 12 (0.87%) GDPR
6 10 (0.73%) COBIT
7 9 (0.66%) QA
8 6 (0.44%) PMO
9 5 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.15%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.15%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.073%) NIST 800
11 1 (0.073%) Solvency II
System Software
1 482 (35.13%) Active Directory
2 329 (23.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 137 (9.99%) Hyper-V
4 85 (6.20%) vSphere
5 82 (5.98%) XenApp
6 79 (5.76%) VMware ESXi
7 36 (2.62%) XenDesktop
8 35 (2.55%) Docker
9 29 (2.11%) Terminal Services
10 21 (1.53%) XenServer
11 16 (1.17%) Terminal Server
12 13 (0.95%) Virtual Desktop
12 13 (0.95%) Virtual Servers
13 12 (0.87%) MetaFrame
14 10 (0.73%) Firmware
15 9 (0.66%) DFS Replication
15 9 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
15 9 (0.66%) VMware NSX
16 8 (0.58%) VMware Server
17 4 (0.29%) Xen
Systems Management
1 66 (4.81%) Puppet
2 65 (4.74%) SCCM
3 52 (3.79%) Cisco CUCM
4 39 (2.84%) Nagios
5 36 (2.62%) Backup Exec
6 34 (2.48%) Cisco UCCX
7 31 (2.26%) Ansible
8 28 (2.04%) Cisco UCCE
8 28 (2.04%) vCenter Server
9 24 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
10 22 (1.60%) AirWatch
11 18 (1.31%) Nessus
12 17 (1.24%) FortiGate
12 17 (1.24%) ServiceCenter
13 15 (1.09%) SCOM
14 14 (1.02%) Cacti
15 13 (0.95%) Salt
16 12 (0.87%) WSUS
16 12 (0.87%) ZABBIX
17 11 (0.80%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 654 (47.67%) Cisco
2 479 (34.91%) Microsoft
3 477 (34.77%) VMware
4 285 (20.77%) Citrix
5 195 (14.21%) CheckPoint
6 158 (11.52%) Juniper
7 142 (10.35%) F5
8 141 (10.28%) HP
9 119 (8.67%) Palo Alto
10 77 (5.61%) NetApp
11 70 (5.10%) Meraki
12 67 (4.88%) Riverbed
13 64 (4.66%) SolarWinds
14 62 (4.52%) Apple
15 51 (3.72%) Dell
16 38 (2.77%) EMC
17 37 (2.70%) Blue Coat
18 36 (2.62%) Splunk
19 35 (2.55%) Bloomberg
20 32 (2.33%) Veeam