Period
to

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 17 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
England > London
6 months to
17 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 326 319 176
Rank change year-on-year -7 -143 -8
Permanent jobs citing WAN 877 468 510
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 1.24% 1.01% 2.01%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.89% 8.89% 14.49%
Number of salaries quoted 694 424 413
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,800
25th Percentile £45,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% -8.33% +20.00%
75th Percentile £72,500 £75,625 £78,750
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +7.95%

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 8,050 5,264 3,520
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 11.36% 11.41% 13.88%
Number of salaries quoted 4,210 3,423 2,859
10th Percentile £33,309 £33,300 £35,000
25th Percentile £46,250 £46,250 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year - +4.17% +9.09%
75th Percentile £81,250 £80,000 £77,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £95,000 £90,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +8.70%

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 17 August 2022.

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 17 August 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London +39 186 £67,263 +22.30% 23
West London -27 20 £52,500 - 7
South London -31 19 £50,000 +5.26% 8
East London -60 5 £52,000 +0.97% 14
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 2022, 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.

1 582 (66.36%) LAN
2 389 (44.36%) Cisco
3 383 (43.67%) Firewall
4 341 (38.88%) Azure
5 320 (36.49%) Windows
6 306 (34.89%) Microsoft
7 278 (31.70%) Active Directory
8 276 (31.47%) Microsoft 365
9 250 (28.51%) Cisco Certification
10 249 (28.39%) VPN
11 239 (27.25%) SD-WAN
12 224 (25.54%) Social Skills
13 220 (25.09%) Data Centre
14 209 (23.83%) ITIL
15 197 (22.46%) DNS
16 193 (22.01%) MPLS
17 182 (20.75%) CCNP
18 174 (19.84%) Finance
19 170 (19.38%) Wireless
19 170 (19.38%) VMware
19 170 (19.38%) BGP
20 156 (17.79%) TCP/IP
21 154 (17.56%) Network Security
22 153 (17.45%) DHCP
23 146 (16.65%) AWS
24 139 (15.85%) OSPF
25 132 (15.05%) Windows Server
26 130 (14.82%) Palo Alto
27 121 (13.80%) Wi-Fi
28 117 (13.34%) Meraki

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 81 (9.24%) SharePoint
2 71 (8.10%) MS Exchange
3 27 (3.08%) IIS
4 22 (2.51%) Exchange Server 2010
5 19 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
6 16 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2007
7 15 (1.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 11 (1.25%) Apache
8 11 (1.25%) Tomcat
9 8 (0.91%) OpenStack
10 7 (0.80%) Cloud Foundry
11 4 (0.46%) CMS
12 3 (0.34%) Confluence
13 2 (0.23%) SAS
13 2 (0.23%) Skype for Business
14 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2003
14 1 (0.11%) SharePoint 2010
14 1 (0.11%) SharePoint 2013
14 1 (0.11%) TPMS
Applications
1 63 (7.18%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (2.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 25 (2.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 14 (1.60%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.68%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.11%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 5 (0.57%) NetSuite
1 5 (0.57%) SAP GTS
2 4 (0.46%) BambooHR
2 4 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.34%) Magento
3 3 (0.34%) Toggl
4 2 (0.23%) Fidessa
5 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.11%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
5 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.11%) RMDS
5 1 (0.11%) SAP CAR
5 1 (0.11%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 341 (38.88%) Azure
2 276 (31.47%) Microsoft 365
3 146 (16.65%) AWS
4 102 (11.63%) Azure Active Directory
5 84 (9.58%) SaaS
6 76 (8.67%) PaaS
7 67 (7.64%) IaaS
8 61 (6.96%) Mimecast
9 37 (4.22%) Azure Sentinel
10 25 (2.85%) Azure Monitor
11 17 (1.94%) Cloudflare
11 17 (1.94%) GCP
12 15 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
13 14 (1.60%) OneDrive
14 11 (1.25%) Akamai
14 11 (1.25%) CloudFront
14 11 (1.25%) Google Workspace
15 9 (1.03%) Azure Logic Apps
15 9 (1.03%) GitHub
16 8 (0.91%) ShareGate
Communications & Networking
1 582 (66.36%) LAN
2 383 (43.67%) Firewall
3 249 (28.39%) VPN
4 239 (27.25%) SD-WAN
5 197 (22.46%) DNS
6 193 (22.01%) MPLS
7 170 (19.38%) BGP
7 170 (19.38%) Wireless
8 156 (17.79%) TCP/IP
9 154 (17.56%) Network Security
10 153 (17.45%) DHCP
11 139 (15.85%) OSPF
12 121 (13.80%) Wi-Fi
13 79 (9.01%) VLAN
14 72 (8.21%) WLAN
15 70 (7.98%) SSL
16 67 (7.64%) Cisco ASA
16 67 (7.64%) Internet
17 56 (6.39%) IPsec
18 52 (5.93%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (4.56%) SQL Server
2 15 (1.71%) Relational Database
3 6 (0.68%) Amazon RDS
3 6 (0.68%) Azure SQL Database
3 6 (0.68%) MySQL
4 4 (0.46%) NoSQL
5 3 (0.34%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.23%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.11%) Amazon Aurora
7 1 (0.11%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (0.11%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.11%) DynamoDB
7 1 (0.11%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.11%) Redis
7 1 (0.11%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 33 (3.76%) JIRA
2 22 (2.51%) Git (software)
3 12 (1.37%) Jenkins
4 6 (0.68%) Robot Framework
5 4 (0.46%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (0.23%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.11%) Subversion
General
1 224 (25.54%) Social Skills
2 174 (19.84%) Finance
3 87 (9.92%) Telecoms
4 73 (8.32%) Banking
5 56 (6.39%) Law
6 48 (5.47%) Analytical Skills
7 47 (5.36%) Presentation Skills
8 40 (4.56%) Legal
9 25 (2.85%) Marketing
10 22 (2.51%) Influencing Skills
11 21 (2.39%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 19 (2.17%) Publishing
13 18 (2.05%) Organisational Skills
14 16 (1.82%) Advertising
15 13 (1.48%) Retail
16 10 (1.14%) Documentation Skills
17 8 (0.91%) Billing
18 7 (0.80%) French Language
19 6 (0.68%) German Language
19 6 (0.68%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 267 (30.44%) Network Engineer
2 100 (11.40%) Analyst
3 89 (10.15%) Architect
4 87 (9.92%) Senior Network Engineer
5 85 (9.69%) Support Engineer
6 82 (9.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 48 (5.47%) Network Manager
8 42 (4.79%) IT Engineer
9 41 (4.68%) Desktop Support
10 39 (4.45%) Network Architect
10 39 (4.45%) Security Engineer
11 38 (4.33%) Lead Network Engineer
12 36 (4.10%) Cisco Engineer
12 36 (4.10%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 36 (4.10%) Support Analyst
13 32 (3.65%) IT Support
13 32 (3.65%) Network Security Engineer
14 30 (3.42%) Security Architect
15 28 (3.19%) 2nd Line Support
16 27 (3.08%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (1.71%) Web Services
2 14 (1.60%) 802.1X
3 10 (1.14%) SAML
4 9 (1.03%) .NET
5 7 (0.80%) OAuth
5 7 (0.80%) OAuth2
5 7 (0.80%) OpenID
6 6 (0.68%) Software Packaging
7 4 (0.46%) JSON
7 4 (0.46%) LAMP
8 2 (0.23%) Kafka
8 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Graph
8 2 (0.23%) Middleware
8 2 (0.23%) REST
9 1 (0.11%) Backbone.js
9 1 (0.11%) gRPC
9 1 (0.11%) HTML5
9 1 (0.11%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (0.11%) Redux
9 1 (0.11%) Semantic UI
Miscellaneous
1 220 (25.09%) Data Centre
2 53 (6.04%) Management Information System
2 53 (6.04%) Public Cloud
3 24 (2.74%) User Experience
4 19 (2.17%) Video Conferencing
5 18 (2.05%) IoT
5 18 (2.05%) Self-Motivation
6 16 (1.82%) Blackberry
7 14 (1.60%) Virtual Team
8 12 (1.37%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 12 (1.37%) Hybrid Cloud
8 12 (1.37%) PKI
9 11 (1.25%) Legacy Applications
9 11 (1.25%) Legacy Systems
10 9 (1.03%) Private Cloud
11 8 (0.91%) Cyberthreat
11 8 (0.91%) NHS
12 7 (0.80%) iPhone
12 7 (0.80%) Online Banking
13 6 (0.68%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 320 (36.49%) Windows
2 132 (15.05%) Windows Server
3 102 (11.63%) Linux
4 94 (10.72%) Windows 10
5 85 (9.69%) Windows Server 2016
6 84 (9.58%) Windows Server 2012
7 41 (4.68%) Windows Server 2019
8 26 (2.96%) Windows 7
9 24 (2.74%) Unix
10 18 (2.05%) Apple iOS
11 15 (1.71%) Android
12 10 (1.14%) Mac OS
12 10 (1.14%) Mac OS X
13 9 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
14 8 (0.91%) CentOS
15 6 (0.68%) Debian
16 4 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 4 (0.46%) Ubuntu
17 3 (0.34%) SUSE
17 3 (0.34%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 209 (23.83%) ITIL
2 110 (12.54%) Project Management
3 109 (12.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 97 (11.06%) Cybersecurity
5 95 (10.83%) Disaster Recovery
6 89 (10.15%) Change Management
7 86 (9.81%) Migration
8 76 (8.67%) Business Continuity
8 76 (8.67%) Service Delivery
9 75 (8.55%) Agile
9 75 (8.55%) Problem-Solving
10 73 (8.32%) Incident Management
11 71 (8.10%) Problem Management
12 66 (7.53%) Project Delivery
13 58 (6.61%) Customer Service
13 58 (6.61%) Mentoring
13 58 (6.61%) Service Management
14 54 (6.16%) Information Security
14 54 (6.16%) Network Management
15 53 (6.04%) Data Loss Prevention
Programming Languages
1 97 (11.06%) Python
2 88 (10.03%) PowerShell
3 66 (7.53%) SQL
4 15 (1.71%) Bash
5 14 (1.60%) C
6 9 (1.03%) C#
7 6 (0.68%) Perl
8 4 (0.46%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.23%) Bicep
9 2 (0.23%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.11%) ES6
10 1 (0.11%) Java
10 1 (0.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 250 (28.51%) Cisco Certification
2 182 (20.75%) CCNP
3 110 (12.54%) CCIE
4 102 (11.63%) CCNA
5 97 (11.06%) Degree
6 68 (7.75%) Microsoft Certification
7 51 (5.82%) Security Cleared
8 37 (4.22%) CISSP
9 34 (3.88%) SC Cleared
10 28 (3.19%) JNCIP
10 28 (3.19%) MCSA
11 24 (2.74%) MCITP
12 22 (2.51%) MCP
12 22 (2.51%) MCSE
13 21 (2.39%) ITIL Certification
13 21 (2.39%) MCDST
14 20 (2.28%) CEH
15 18 (2.05%) JNCIA
16 17 (1.94%) CISM
16 17 (1.94%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (6.73%) SLA
2 49 (5.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 37 (4.22%) GDPR
4 33 (3.76%) Cyber Essentials
5 29 (3.31%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 23 (2.62%) PCI DSS
7 11 (1.25%) PMO
8 7 (0.80%) NIST
9 4 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.34%) HIPAA
10 3 (0.34%) MiFID
10 3 (0.34%) PSD2
11 2 (0.23%) Data Quality
11 2 (0.23%) QA
12 1 (0.11%) Accessibility
12 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 278 (31.70%) Active Directory
2 112 (12.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (4.45%) Hyper-V
4 33 (3.76%) VMware NSX
5 20 (2.28%) Docker
5 20 (2.28%) VMware ESXi
6 18 (2.05%) Virtual Desktop
7 17 (1.94%) vSphere
8 16 (1.82%) ProxySG
9 14 (1.60%) Virtual Servers
10 12 (1.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 12 (1.37%) Virtual Machines
11 8 (0.91%) Firmware
12 7 (0.80%) BitLocker
12 7 (0.80%) KVM
12 7 (0.80%) LXC
12 7 (0.80%) Xen
13 6 (0.68%) XenApp
13 6 (0.68%) XenDesktop
14 3 (0.34%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 96 (10.95%) SCCM
2 86 (9.81%) Microsoft Intune
3 61 (6.96%) Ansible
4 35 (3.99%) Terraform
5 28 (3.19%) Kubernetes
6 26 (2.96%) SCOM
7 25 (2.85%) SCSM
8 24 (2.74%) FortiGate
9 19 (2.17%) Nagios
9 19 (2.17%) ServiceCenter
10 16 (1.82%) Cisco CUCM
10 16 (1.82%) QRadar
11 15 (1.71%) Single Sign-On
12 13 (1.48%) vCenter Server
13 12 (1.37%) Packer
14 11 (1.25%) ZABBIX
15 10 (1.14%) Backup Exec
16 9 (1.03%) AirWatch
17 8 (0.91%) WSUS
18 7 (0.80%) Mesos
Vendors
1 389 (44.36%) Cisco
2 306 (34.89%) Microsoft
3 170 (19.38%) VMware
4 130 (14.82%) Palo Alto
5 117 (13.34%) Meraki
6 102 (11.63%) Citrix
7 99 (11.29%) F5
8 79 (9.01%) Juniper
9 78 (8.89%) Fortinet
10 75 (8.55%) CheckPoint
11 69 (7.87%) SolarWinds
12 68 (7.75%) HP
13 63 (7.18%) Zscaler
14 54 (6.16%) Apple
15 48 (5.47%) Riverbed
16 47 (5.36%) Aruba
17 32 (3.65%) Dell
18 31 (3.53%) Veeam
19 28 (3.19%) Mitel
20 26 (2.96%) Forcepoint