Period
to 21 June 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 21 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
England > London
6 months to
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 170 140 151
Rank change year-on-year -30 +11 -35
Permanent jobs citing WAN 1,437 1,694 1,860
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 2.07% 2.42% 2.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.39% 15.26% 14.38%
Number of salaries quoted 1,216 1,491 1,602
London median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £52,500
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £28,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £80,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 9,988 11,103 12,933
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 14.38% 15.84% 15.74%
Number of salaries quoted 8,241 9,303 11,039
London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £30,500 £29,750 £29,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 21 June 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 21 June 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 -17 382 £52,500 +5.00% 41
West London -40 81 £46,250 -2.63% 21
South London -3 52 £40,000 +14.29% 8
East London 0 30 £41,500 -30.83% 10
North London +3 6 £47,666 -20.56% 1
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 21 June 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 1,138 (79.19%) LAN
2 790 (54.98%) Cisco
3 634 (44.12%) Firewall
4 620 (43.15%) Windows
5 482 (33.54%) VMware
6 471 (32.78%) Active Directory
7 469 (32.64%) Microsoft
8 443 (30.83%) Cisco Certification
9 424 (29.51%) VPN
10 394 (27.42%) Finance
11 348 (24.22%) Windows Server
12 338 (23.52%) CCNP
13 329 (22.89%) VMware Infrastructure
14 324 (22.55%) Data Centre
15 320 (22.27%) DNS
16 311 (21.64%) Office 365
17 307 (21.36%) ITIL
18 305 (21.22%) Wireless
19 304 (21.16%) TCP/IP
20 303 (21.09%) MPLS
21 293 (20.39%) MS Exchange
22 291 (20.25%) Citrix
23 280 (19.49%) Network Security
24 240 (16.70%) Windows Server 2008
25 236 (16.42%) DHCP
26 235 (16.35%) Cisco Nexus
27 220 (15.31%) Cisco ASA
28 216 (15.03%) BGP
29 214 (14.89%) Microsoft Azure
30 213 (14.82%) CCNA

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
1 293 (20.39%) MS Exchange
2 111 (7.72%) Exchange Server 2010
3 89 (6.19%) Skype for Business
4 78 (5.43%) Exchange Server 2013
5 70 (4.87%) SharePoint
6 66 (4.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 47 (3.27%) Exchange Server 2007
8 31 (2.16%) IIS
9 21 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2003
10 13 (0.90%) Apache
11 10 (0.70%) Tomcat
12 8 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2000
12 8 (0.56%) Office Communications Server
13 6 (0.42%) IBM Notes
14 3 (0.21%) CMS
15 2 (0.14%) Commerce Server
15 2 (0.14%) Elasticsearch
15 2 (0.14%) OpenStack
15 2 (0.14%) WebLogic
16 1 (0.070%) WordPress
Applications
1 178 (12.39%) Microsoft Office
2 39 (2.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (1.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (0.90%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.070%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.070%) LibreOffice
6 1 (0.070%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Business Applications
1 13 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
3 8 (0.56%) Elite 3E
4 7 (0.49%) Cognos TM1
5 3 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.14%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.14%) Orchard Housing
7 1 (0.070%) Carpe Diem
7 1 (0.070%) FLEXCUBE
7 1 (0.070%) Raiser's Edge
7 1 (0.070%) Sage 50
7 1 (0.070%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 311 (21.64%) Office 365
2 214 (14.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 179 (12.46%) Amazon AWS
4 64 (4.45%) IaaS
5 51 (3.55%) SaaS
6 45 (3.13%) PaaS
7 33 (2.30%) Mimecast
8 29 (2.02%) Cloud Computing
9 26 (1.81%) Amazon EC2
10 16 (1.11%) G Suite
11 15 (1.04%) AWS CloudFormation
12 13 (0.90%) Amazon S3
12 13 (0.90%) AWS Lambda
12 13 (0.90%) OneDrive
12 13 (0.90%) Serverless
13 11 (0.77%) Azure Active Directory
14 7 (0.49%) Slack
15 4 (0.28%) Dropbox
16 2 (0.14%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
16 2 (0.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1,138 (79.19%) LAN
2 634 (44.12%) Firewall
3 424 (29.51%) VPN
4 320 (22.27%) DNS
5 305 (21.22%) Wireless
6 304 (21.16%) TCP/IP
7 303 (21.09%) MPLS
8 280 (19.49%) Network Security
9 236 (16.42%) DHCP
10 235 (16.35%) Cisco Nexus
11 220 (15.31%) Cisco ASA
12 216 (15.03%) BGP
13 185 (12.87%) VLAN
14 178 (12.39%) OSPF
15 157 (10.93%) SAN
16 138 (9.60%) VoIP
17 136 (9.46%) WLAN
18 117 (8.14%) Cisco IOS
19 109 (7.59%) VPLS
20 100 (6.96%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (9.12%) SQL Server
2 25 (1.74%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (1.11%) Big Data
3 16 (1.11%) MySQL
4 15 (1.04%) SQL Server 2005
4 15 (1.04%) SQL Server 2014
5 14 (0.97%) Hadoop
6 13 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
7 12 (0.84%) Apache Cassandra
7 12 (0.84%) MongoDB
7 12 (0.84%) NoSQL
8 8 (0.56%) Amazon Redshift
8 8 (0.56%) Relational Database
9 7 (0.49%) Blockchain
10 6 (0.42%) Amazon RDS
11 5 (0.35%) MS Access
12 4 (0.28%) Oracle Database
13 3 (0.21%) SQL Server 2000
14 2 (0.14%) Data Warehouse
14 2 (0.14%) GIS
Development Applications
1 31 (2.16%) Sonatype Nexus
2 10 (0.70%) Git (software)
3 9 (0.63%) InstallShield
4 8 (0.56%) Artifactory
4 8 (0.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 7 (0.49%) JIRA
6 6 (0.42%) JMeter
6 6 (0.42%) NUnit
6 6 (0.42%) Selenium
6 6 (0.42%) SpecFlow
6 6 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (0.42%) Visual Studio Team System
7 3 (0.21%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.14%) Apache Archiva
8 2 (0.14%) Metasploit
8 2 (0.14%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.070%) Vagrant
General
1 394 (27.42%) Finance
2 146 (10.16%) Banking
3 116 (8.07%) Telecoms
4 61 (4.24%) Advertising
5 57 (3.97%) Legal
6 50 (3.48%) Investment Banking
7 49 (3.41%) Law
8 44 (3.06%) Retail
9 38 (2.64%) Financial Institution
10 25 (1.74%) Manufacturing
11 24 (1.67%) Front Office
12 20 (1.39%) Multimedia
13 18 (1.25%) Back Office
14 13 (0.90%) Marketing
15 7 (0.49%) German Language
15 7 (0.49%) Italian Language
15 7 (0.49%) Publishing
16 5 (0.35%) Billing
16 5 (0.35%) French Language
17 4 (0.28%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 353 (24.57%) Network Engineer
2 230 (16.01%) Analyst
3 169 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 169 (11.76%) Support Engineer
4 121 (8.42%) Architect
5 109 (7.59%) Cisco Engineer
6 97 (6.75%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 95 (6.61%) Security Engineer
8 92 (6.40%) Senior Network Engineer
9 85 (5.92%) Support Analyst
10 82 (5.71%) Network Security Engineer
11 69 (4.80%) Desktop Support
12 65 (4.52%) Infrastructure Manager
12 65 (4.52%) IT Support
13 62 (4.31%) Network Analyst
14 60 (4.18%) Systems Engineer
15 56 (3.90%) Network Architect
16 49 (3.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 45 (3.13%) IT Engineer
17 45 (3.13%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (3.20%) 802.1X
2 26 (1.81%) FIX Protocol
3 19 (1.32%) .NET
4 18 (1.25%) Web Services
5 16 (1.11%) WSH
6 15 (1.04%) Middleware
7 12 (0.84%) JSON
8 9 (0.63%) Software Packaging
8 9 (0.63%) X-Windows
9 7 (0.49%) ASP.NET
9 7 (0.49%) ASP.NET Web API
9 7 (0.49%) LDAP
10 6 (0.42%) Gherkin
11 5 (0.35%) .NET Framework
12 4 (0.28%) Apache Flex
13 3 (0.21%) COM
14 2 (0.14%) Ajax
14 2 (0.14%) SOAP
14 2 (0.14%) WAP
14 2 (0.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 324 (22.55%) Data Centre
2 132 (9.19%) Analytical Skills
3 72 (5.01%) Blackberry
4 71 (4.94%) Hedge funds
4 71 (4.94%) Management Information System
5 68 (4.73%) Computer Science
6 42 (2.92%) Video Conferencing
7 35 (2.44%) Self-Motivation
8 29 (2.02%) Public Cloud
9 28 (1.95%) Cyberthreat
9 28 (1.95%) Fixed Income
10 21 (1.46%) Replication
11 20 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
12 19 (1.32%) Enterprise Cloud
13 16 (1.11%) BBC
13 16 (1.11%) Fintech
14 14 (0.97%) Reinsurance
15 13 (0.90%) Clustering
15 13 (0.90%) Private Cloud
15 13 (0.90%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 620 (43.15%) Windows
2 348 (24.22%) Windows Server
3 240 (16.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 202 (14.06%) Windows Server 2012
5 181 (12.60%) Windows 7
6 169 (11.76%) Linux
7 136 (9.46%) Windows 10
8 64 (4.45%) Unix
9 61 (4.24%) Windows 8
10 52 (3.62%) Android
11 37 (2.57%) Mac OS X
12 35 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
13 26 (1.81%) Solaris
14 17 (1.18%) Apple iOS
15 14 (0.97%) Windows 2000 Server
16 11 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 10 (0.70%) Windows XP
18 9 (0.63%) AIX
19 8 (0.56%) CentOS
19 8 (0.56%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 307 (21.36%) ITIL
2 162 (11.27%) Problem-Solving
3 161 (11.20%) Project Management
4 99 (6.89%) Migration
4 99 (6.89%) Network Architecture
5 80 (5.57%) Network Design
6 79 (5.50%) Load Balancing
7 78 (5.43%) Network Management
8 76 (5.29%) Disaster Recovery
9 72 (5.01%) Kalman Filter
10 70 (4.87%) Agile Software Development
10 70 (4.87%) Information Security
11 68 (4.73%) Service Delivery
12 66 (4.59%) DevOps
12 66 (4.59%) PRINCE2
13 65 (4.52%) Presales
14 58 (4.04%) Incident Management
15 53 (3.69%) High Availability
15 53 (3.69%) Service Management
16 50 (3.48%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 208 (14.47%) PowerShell
2 146 (10.16%) SQL
3 92 (6.40%) Python
4 29 (2.02%) C
5 25 (1.74%) VBScript
6 20 (1.39%) Bash Shell
7 19 (1.32%) Perl
8 17 (1.18%) VB
9 16 (1.11%) PHP
10 13 (0.90%) Shell Script
11 11 (0.77%) T-SQL
12 9 (0.63%) C#
13 8 (0.56%) Java
14 4 (0.28%) Go
14 4 (0.28%) Ruby
15 2 (0.14%) JavaScript
16 1 (0.070%) Bourne shell
16 1 (0.070%) Korn
Qualifications
1 443 (30.83%) Cisco Certification
2 338 (23.52%) CCNP
3 213 (14.82%) CCNA
4 190 (13.22%) Degree
5 127 (8.84%) Microsoft Certification
6 111 (7.72%) CCIE
7 74 (5.15%) MCSE
8 37 (2.57%) MCP
9 36 (2.51%) MCITP
10 33 (2.30%) CCDP
11 32 (2.23%) Computer Science Degree
12 29 (2.02%) MCSA
13 28 (1.95%) CISSP
14 24 (1.67%) CCSA
15 23 (1.60%) JNCIE
16 17 (1.18%) CCSE
17 16 (1.11%) CCIE Routing and Switching
17 16 (1.11%) CCSP
17 16 (1.11%) JNCIA
18 15 (1.04%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (6.68%) SLA
2 35 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 35 (2.44%) PCI DSS
3 21 (1.46%) GDPR
4 19 (1.32%) Cyber Essentials
5 16 (1.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 10 (0.70%) QA
7 9 (0.63%) PMO
8 7 (0.49%) COBIT
8 7 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.070%) ISO 22301
10 1 (0.070%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 471 (32.78%) Active Directory
2 329 (22.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 136 (9.46%) Hyper-V
4 84 (5.85%) XenApp
5 76 (5.29%) VMware ESXi
6 54 (3.76%) XenDesktop
7 46 (3.20%) vSphere
8 35 (2.44%) XenServer
9 30 (2.09%) VMware Server
10 18 (1.25%) MetaFrame
11 15 (1.04%) Docker
12 13 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
13 10 (0.70%) Terminal Services
14 9 (0.63%) DFS Replication
14 9 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
15 8 (0.56%) ProxySG
15 8 (0.56%) VMware NSX
16 6 (0.42%) Virtual Desktop
16 6 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
17 5 (0.35%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 52 (3.62%) Backup Exec
2 48 (3.34%) Puppet
3 47 (3.27%) Cisco Prime
4 44 (3.06%) SCCM
5 41 (2.85%) AirWatch
5 41 (2.85%) Nagios
6 34 (2.37%) Cisco CUCM
7 25 (1.74%) Norton AntiVirus
7 25 (1.74%) Terraform
8 21 (1.46%) Opscode Chef
9 18 (1.25%) Stealthwatch
10 17 (1.18%) SolarWinds Orion
10 17 (1.18%) TrustSec
11 15 (1.04%) vCenter Server
11 15 (1.04%) WSUS
12 14 (0.97%) Ansible
12 14 (0.97%) SCOM
12 14 (0.97%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 11 (0.77%) ServiceCenter
13 11 (0.77%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 790 (54.98%) Cisco
2 482 (33.54%) VMware
3 469 (32.64%) Microsoft
4 291 (20.25%) Citrix
5 191 (13.29%) CheckPoint
6 184 (12.80%) F5
7 176 (12.25%) Juniper
8 160 (11.13%) HP
9 121 (8.42%) Meraki
10 113 (7.86%) SolarWinds
11 110 (7.65%) NetApp
12 94 (6.54%) Palo Alto
13 74 (5.15%) EMC
14 71 (4.94%) Dell
15 65 (4.52%) Blue Coat
16 61 (4.24%) Apple
17 49 (3.41%) Google
18 48 (3.34%) Oracle
19 45 (3.13%) Bloomberg
20 43 (2.99%) ServiceNow