Period
to 23 July 2021

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 23 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
England > London
6 months to
23 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 313 174 166
Rank change year-on-year -139 -8 +7
Permanent jobs citing WAN 459 584 1,251
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 1.02% 1.97% 2.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.22% 14.61% 17.46%
Number of salaries quoted 411 472 997
10th Percentile £31,000 £31,250 £28,250
25th Percentile £45,000 £41,250 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £57,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.35% +15.00% -4.76%
75th Percentile £77,500 £76,438 £69,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £85,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% -4.26%

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 4,979 3,996 7,167
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 11.07% 13.47% 12.44%
Number of salaries quoted 3,290 3,236 5,894
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £29,000
25th Percentile £47,500 £45,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.17% +9.09% -
75th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £87,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year - +8.70% -3.16%

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 23 July 2021.

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 23 July 2021. 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 -63 78 £60,000 -14.29% 26
West London -11 31 £52,500 +24.26% 11
East London +18 23 £53,750 -7.13% 13
South London -9 8 £47,500 -13.64% 7
North London +14 1 - - 1
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 23 July 2021, 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.

1 344 (74.95%) LAN
2 233 (50.76%) Firewall
3 203 (44.23%) Microsoft
4 185 (40.31%) Cisco
5 176 (38.34%) Azure
6 175 (38.13%) Windows
7 165 (35.95%) Microsoft 365
8 145 (31.59%) Active Directory
9 119 (25.93%) Social Skills
10 106 (23.09%) SD-WAN
10 106 (23.09%) Windows Server
11 103 (22.44%) ITIL
12 99 (21.57%) Cisco Certification
13 98 (21.35%) TCP/IP
14 93 (20.26%) Data Centre
15 91 (19.83%) VPN
16 89 (19.39%) DNS
17 80 (17.43%) VMware
17 80 (17.43%) MPLS
18 79 (17.21%) PowerShell
19 78 (16.99%) AWS
20 76 (16.56%) Linux
20 76 (16.56%) Palo Alto
21 74 (16.12%) Wireless
22 70 (15.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 69 (15.03%) Juniper
24 65 (14.16%) CCNA
24 65 (14.16%) BGP
25 61 (13.29%) Finance
25 61 (13.29%) DHCP

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 51 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 23 (5.01%) SharePoint
3 15 (3.27%) IIS
4 14 (3.05%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (1.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 7 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (1.31%) Skype for Business
8 4 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.44%) Apache
9 2 (0.44%) Confluence
9 2 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.44%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.22%) Site Server
Applications
1 51 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.22%) Acrobat
3 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (1.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.09%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.65%) Exchequer
3 3 (0.65%) Magento
3 3 (0.65%) Sage 300 ERP
3 3 (0.65%) Sage CRM
4 1 (0.22%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 176 (38.34%) Azure
2 165 (35.95%) Microsoft 365
3 78 (16.99%) AWS
4 39 (8.50%) IaaS
5 32 (6.97%) PaaS
6 24 (5.23%) Azure Active Directory
6 24 (5.23%) SaaS
7 17 (3.70%) Mimecast
8 15 (3.27%) Azure Storage
9 13 (2.83%) AWS CodeCommit
9 13 (2.83%) AWS CodePipeline
9 13 (2.83%) GCP
10 10 (2.18%) AWS CloudFormation
10 10 (2.18%) Cloudflare
10 10 (2.18%) GitHub
10 10 (2.18%) Smartsheet
11 9 (1.96%) Amazon EKS
11 9 (1.96%) Azure Pipelines
11 9 (1.96%) OpenShift
12 5 (1.09%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 344 (74.95%) LAN
2 233 (50.76%) Firewall
3 106 (23.09%) SD-WAN
4 98 (21.35%) TCP/IP
5 91 (19.83%) VPN
6 89 (19.39%) DNS
7 80 (17.43%) MPLS
8 74 (16.12%) Wireless
9 65 (14.16%) BGP
10 61 (13.29%) DHCP
11 59 (12.85%) Network Security
11 59 (12.85%) OSPF
12 52 (11.33%) VoIP
13 45 (9.80%) Wi-Fi
14 40 (8.71%) Internet
14 40 (8.71%) SAN
15 35 (7.63%) Ethernet
16 32 (6.97%) VLAN
17 29 (6.32%) IPsec
18 25 (5.45%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (3.49%) MySQL
2 12 (2.61%) SQL Server
3 10 (2.18%) MongoDB
3 10 (2.18%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (1.96%) NoSQL
5 8 (1.74%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (0.65%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (0.65%) Blockchain
6 3 (0.65%) Data Vault
6 3 (0.65%) MS Access
6 3 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.44%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.22%) Ingres
8 1 (0.22%) Power BI
8 1 (0.22%) Redis
8 1 (0.22%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 18 (3.92%) JIRA
2 15 (3.27%) Git (software)
3 14 (3.05%) Jenkins
4 9 (1.96%) GitLab
4 9 (1.96%) Vagrant
5 7 (1.53%) Sonatype Nexus
6 4 (0.87%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.44%) GCC
7 2 (0.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.22%) Chocolatey
8 1 (0.22%) CircleCI
8 1 (0.22%) eggPlant
8 1 (0.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 119 (25.93%) Social Skills
2 61 (13.29%) Finance
3 48 (10.46%) Telecoms
4 41 (8.93%) Banking
5 24 (5.23%) Analytical Skills
6 18 (3.92%) Law
7 15 (3.27%) Legal
8 12 (2.61%) Marketing
9 10 (2.18%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 8 (1.74%) Documentation Skills
11 7 (1.53%) Financial Institution
11 7 (1.53%) Investment Banking
12 6 (1.31%) Brand Awareness
12 6 (1.31%) Manufacturing
13 5 (1.09%) Aerospace
13 5 (1.09%) Retail
14 4 (0.87%) Influencing Skills
15 3 (0.65%) Advertising
15 3 (0.65%) Organisational Skills
16 2 (0.44%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 86 (18.74%) Network Engineer
2 51 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 49 (10.68%) Analyst
4 42 (9.15%) Architect
5 32 (6.97%) Administrator
6 28 (6.10%) Support Engineer
7 27 (5.88%) IT Engineer
8 25 (5.45%) IT Support
8 25 (5.45%) Systems Administrator
9 24 (5.23%) Senior Network Engineer
10 22 (4.79%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 21 (4.58%) IT Manager
11 21 (4.58%) Solutions Architect
12 20 (4.36%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
13 19 (4.14%) Azure Administrator
13 19 (4.14%) IT Analyst
14 18 (3.92%) Support Analyst
15 17 (3.70%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 16 (3.49%) Infrastructure Manager
16 16 (3.49%) Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (2.83%) .NET
1 13 (2.83%) JSON
2 12 (2.61%) 802.1X
3 9 (1.96%) .NET Core
3 9 (1.96%) AngularJS
3 9 (1.96%) ASP.NET
3 9 (1.96%) Django
3 9 (1.96%) Express
3 9 (1.96%) MEAN Stack
3 9 (1.96%) Node.js
3 9 (1.96%) Ruby on Rails
4 8 (1.74%) Web Services
5 6 (1.31%) LDAP
6 4 (0.87%) CSS
6 4 (0.87%) XML
6 4 (0.87%) XMPP
7 3 (0.65%) HTML
7 3 (0.65%) SOAP
8 2 (0.44%) FIX Protocol
8 2 (0.44%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 93 (20.26%) Data Centre
2 44 (9.59%) Public Cloud
3 37 (8.06%) Management Information System
4 18 (3.92%) Self-Motivation
5 16 (3.49%) Video Conferencing
6 8 (1.74%) Fibre Optics
6 8 (1.74%) iPad
6 8 (1.74%) iPhone
6 8 (1.74%) Virtual Team
7 7 (1.53%) Hybrid Cloud
7 7 (1.53%) User Experience
8 6 (1.31%) IPTV
9 5 (1.09%) Clustering
9 5 (1.09%) Replication
10 4 (0.87%) Blackberry
10 4 (0.87%) Cyberattack
10 4 (0.87%) Digital Signage
10 4 (0.87%) Driving Licence
10 4 (0.87%) Hedge funds
10 4 (0.87%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 175 (38.13%) Windows
2 106 (23.09%) Windows Server
3 76 (16.56%) Linux
4 45 (9.80%) Windows 10
5 31 (6.75%) Windows Server 2016
6 22 (4.79%) Unix
7 20 (4.36%) Windows 7
8 19 (4.14%) Windows Server 2012
9 15 (3.27%) Windows Server 2019
10 13 (2.83%) Android
11 12 (2.61%) Windows Server 2008
12 11 (2.40%) Apple iOS
12 11 (2.40%) Mac OS X
13 7 (1.53%) Ubuntu
14 6 (1.31%) Mac OS
15 5 (1.09%) Debian
15 5 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
16 4 (0.87%) CentOS
16 4 (0.87%) Windows 8
17 3 (0.65%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (22.44%) ITIL
2 70 (15.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 56 (12.20%) Project Management
4 50 (10.89%) Agile Software Development
4 50 (10.89%) Disaster Recovery
5 49 (10.68%) Project Delivery
6 48 (10.46%) DevOps
7 44 (9.59%) Presales
8 42 (9.15%) Service Delivery
9 41 (8.93%) Network Design
10 35 (7.63%) Change Management
11 33 (7.19%) PRINCE2
12 30 (6.54%) Migration
13 29 (6.32%) Root Cause Analysis
14 28 (6.10%) Business Continuity
15 25 (5.45%) Cybersecurity
15 25 (5.45%) Problem-Solving
16 23 (5.01%) CRM
16 23 (5.01%) Information Security
17 22 (4.79%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 79 (17.21%) PowerShell
2 43 (9.37%) Python
3 35 (7.63%) SQL
4 29 (6.32%) Bash Shell
5 17 (3.70%) PHP
6 16 (3.49%) Perl
7 14 (3.05%) C
8 11 (2.40%) C#
8 11 (2.40%) C++
8 11 (2.40%) Java
8 11 (2.40%) JavaScript
9 9 (1.96%) Ruby
9 9 (1.96%) VB
9 9 (1.96%) VB.NET
10 6 (1.31%) Go
11 2 (0.44%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.44%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.22%) Rust
12 1 (0.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 99 (21.57%) Cisco Certification
2 65 (14.16%) CCNA
3 59 (12.85%) CCNP
4 38 (8.28%) Degree
5 31 (6.75%) Microsoft Certification
6 27 (5.88%) JNCIA
7 21 (4.58%) MCSA
8 20 (4.36%) MCSE
9 18 (3.92%) CISSP
10 12 (2.61%) CCIE
11 10 (2.18%) Security Cleared
12 9 (1.96%) CISM
12 9 (1.96%) Computer Science Degree
12 9 (1.96%) SC Cleared
13 8 (1.74%) JNCIP
14 7 (1.53%) ITIL Certification
14 7 (1.53%) MBA
14 7 (1.53%) NVQ Level 4
15 6 (1.31%) JNCIS
16 5 (1.09%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (7.19%) SLA
2 16 (3.49%) GDPR
3 11 (2.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.87%) GLBA
4 4 (0.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.65%) NIST
5 3 (0.65%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.65%) PMO
6 2 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 2 (0.44%) NIST 800
7 1 (0.22%) Accessibility
7 1 (0.22%) GRC
7 1 (0.22%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.22%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.22%) QA
System Software
1 145 (31.59%) Active Directory
2 59 (12.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (7.84%) Hyper-V
4 29 (6.32%) Docker
5 16 (3.49%) XenApp
6 15 (3.27%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (1.74%) VMware NSX
8 4 (0.87%) Terminal Services
8 4 (0.87%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.87%) vSphere
8 4 (0.87%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.65%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 2 (0.44%) BitLocker
10 2 (0.44%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.22%) Firmware
11 1 (0.22%) ProxySG
11 1 (0.22%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 30 (6.54%) Ansible
2 28 (6.10%) Terraform
3 26 (5.66%) Kubernetes
3 26 (5.66%) SCCM
4 23 (5.01%) Microsoft Intune
5 20 (4.36%) FortiGate
6 15 (3.27%) Puppet
6 15 (3.27%) Single Sign-On
7 12 (2.61%) Nagios
8 9 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
9 7 (1.53%) Cisco CUCM
10 6 (1.31%) Icinga
11 5 (1.09%) WSUS
12 4 (0.87%) Active Directory Federation Services
12 4 (0.87%) Cisco UCCX
12 4 (0.87%) NetBackup
12 4 (0.87%) SCOM
13 3 (0.65%) Sysprep
14 2 (0.44%) CA Spectrum
14 2 (0.44%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 203 (44.23%) Microsoft
2 185 (40.31%) Cisco
3 80 (17.43%) VMware
4 76 (16.56%) Palo Alto
5 69 (15.03%) Juniper
6 50 (10.89%) Citrix
7 44 (9.59%) Aruba
8 35 (7.63%) SolarWinds
9 33 (7.19%) Fortinet
9 33 (7.19%) Meraki
10 27 (5.88%) SonicWALL
11 22 (4.79%) CheckPoint
12 17 (3.70%) Veeam
13 16 (3.49%) Oracle
13 16 (3.49%) ServiceNow
14 15 (3.27%) HP
15 14 (3.05%) Arista
15 14 (3.05%) F5
15 14 (3.05%) Riverbed
15 14 (3.05%) Ruckus Wireless