Period
to 16 February 2020

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 16 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
England > London
6 months to
16 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 141 173 176
Rank change year-on-year +32 +3 -15
Permanent jobs citing WAN 1,161 1,298 1,390
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 2.31% 2.08% 1.98%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.45% 15.72% 13.78%
Number of salaries quoted 960 1,124 1,169
London median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -4.55% +10.00%
10th Percentile £28,250 £29,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £82,125 £77,500
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 6,652 8,258 10,090
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 13.23% 13.21% 14.40%
Number of salaries quoted 5,472 6,732 8,477
London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
10th Percentile £29,750 £30,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £82,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £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 16 February 2020.

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 16 February 2020. 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 +6 252 £55,000 +7.84% 37
South London +34 57 £50,000 +33.33% 10
West London -11 44 £52,500 -4.55% 26
East London +26 37 £40,000 -5.88% 18
North London -11 6 £26,000 -45.26% 3
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 16 February 2020, 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.

1 954 (82.17%) LAN
2 558 (48.06%) Cisco
3 557 (47.98%) Firewall
4 392 (33.76%) Cisco Certification
5 380 (32.73%) Windows
6 364 (31.35%) Microsoft
7 317 (27.30%) Office 365
8 313 (26.96%) VPN
9 308 (26.53%) Active Directory
10 281 (24.20%) Azure
11 277 (23.86%) CCNP
12 263 (22.65%) MPLS
13 253 (21.79%) Finance
14 252 (21.71%) TCP/IP
15 246 (21.19%) Data Centre
16 242 (20.84%) Wireless
17 236 (20.33%) Network Security
18 220 (18.95%) VMware
19 208 (17.92%) DNS
20 198 (17.05%) DHCP
21 197 (16.97%) BGP
22 193 (16.62%) ITIL
23 189 (16.28%) Palo Alto
24 182 (15.68%) Citrix
25 178 (15.33%) CCNA
26 175 (15.07%) AWS
27 172 (14.81%) Internet
27 172 (14.81%) OSPF
28 158 (13.61%) VMware Infrastructure
29 155 (13.35%) Degree

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
1 118 (10.16%) MS Exchange
2 63 (5.43%) Skype for Business
3 46 (3.96%) SharePoint
4 22 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
5 18 (1.55%) IIS
6 14 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2013
7 13 (1.12%) WebSphere
8 10 (0.86%) CMS
9 9 (0.78%) OpenStack
10 7 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2007
10 7 (0.60%) JBoss
11 2 (0.17%) Apache
12 1 (0.086%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.086%) LiveLink
12 1 (0.086%) nginx
12 1 (0.086%) Site Server
Applications
1 124 (10.68%) Microsoft Office
2 30 (2.58%) Microsoft Excel
3 26 (2.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.52%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.086%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 9 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.26%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.086%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.086%) Infor CloudSuite
Cloud Services
1 317 (27.30%) Office 365
2 281 (24.20%) Azure
3 175 (15.07%) AWS
4 41 (3.53%) G Suite
5 36 (3.10%) GCP
6 27 (2.33%) Azure Active Directory
7 24 (2.07%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 24 (2.07%) IaaS
8 16 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
8 16 (1.38%) PaaS
9 15 (1.29%) OneDrive
10 13 (1.12%) Mimecast
11 11 (0.95%) OpenShift
12 7 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
13 6 (0.52%) IBM Cloud
13 6 (0.52%) SaaS
14 4 (0.34%) Cloudflare
14 4 (0.34%) Dynamics 365
14 4 (0.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 3 (0.26%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 954 (82.17%) LAN
2 557 (47.98%) Firewall
3 313 (26.96%) VPN
4 263 (22.65%) MPLS
5 252 (21.71%) TCP/IP
6 242 (20.84%) Wireless
7 236 (20.33%) Network Security
8 208 (17.92%) DNS
9 198 (17.05%) DHCP
10 197 (16.97%) BGP
11 172 (14.81%) Internet
11 172 (14.81%) OSPF
12 146 (12.58%) VoIP
13 141 (12.14%) Cisco ASA
14 133 (11.46%) Wi-Fi
15 126 (10.85%) WLAN
16 111 (9.56%) VLAN
17 110 (9.47%) IPsec
18 91 (7.84%) SAN
19 83 (7.15%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (2.50%) Blockchain
2 25 (2.15%) SQL Server
3 16 (1.38%) MySQL
4 13 (1.12%) DB2
5 7 (0.60%) Amazon RDS
5 7 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (0.26%) Power BI
6 3 (0.26%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (0.26%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.17%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (0.17%) SQL Server 2017
8 1 (0.086%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.086%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.086%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 46 (3.96%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 16 (1.38%) Git (software)
2 16 (1.38%) Subversion
3 4 (0.34%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.17%) JIRA
5 1 (0.086%) Zephyr
General
1 253 (21.79%) Finance
2 120 (10.34%) Telecoms
3 65 (5.60%) Banking
4 53 (4.57%) Retail
5 48 (4.13%) Law
6 42 (3.62%) Legal
7 26 (2.24%) Marketing
8 23 (1.98%) French Language
9 20 (1.72%) Financial Institution
10 15 (1.29%) Front Office
10 15 (1.29%) Public Sector
11 11 (0.95%) German Language
11 11 (0.95%) Investment Banking
12 9 (0.78%) Japanese Language
13 8 (0.69%) Italian Language
14 6 (0.52%) Advertising
14 6 (0.52%) Aerospace
15 3 (0.26%) Back Office
15 3 (0.26%) Games
16 2 (0.17%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 367 (31.61%) Network Engineer
2 127 (10.94%) Support Engineer
3 126 (10.85%) Analyst
4 124 (10.68%) IT Support
5 122 (10.51%) Senior Network Engineer
6 100 (8.61%) Architect
7 94 (8.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 72 (6.20%) 2nd Line Support
9 70 (6.03%) Consultant
9 70 (6.03%) IT Engineer
10 68 (5.86%) Support Analyst
11 56 (4.82%) IT Support Engineer
12 53 (4.57%) IT Analyst
13 47 (4.05%) Security Engineer
14 43 (3.70%) Desktop Support
14 43 (3.70%) Network Security Engineer
15 42 (3.62%) WAN Engineer
16 40 (3.45%) IT Support Analyst
17 39 (3.36%) IT Manager
18 37 (3.19%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (2.07%) 802.1X
2 22 (1.89%) LDAP
3 16 (1.38%) LAMP
4 13 (1.12%) WebSphere MQ
5 7 (0.60%) FIX Protocol
6 5 (0.43%) Elastic Stack
6 5 (0.43%) XML
7 4 (0.34%) SOAP
8 3 (0.26%) SAML
9 2 (0.17%) COM
9 2 (0.17%) Jinja
9 2 (0.17%) JSON
9 2 (0.17%) Web Services
9 2 (0.17%) XMPP
9 2 (0.17%) YAML
10 1 (0.086%) Cocoa
10 1 (0.086%) CSS
10 1 (0.086%) Middleware
10 1 (0.086%) REST
10 1 (0.086%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 246 (21.19%) Data Centre
2 90 (7.75%) Video Conferencing
3 57 (4.91%) Management Information System
4 53 (4.57%) Public Cloud
5 41 (3.53%) Analytical Skills
6 35 (3.01%) Self-Motivation
7 32 (2.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 29 (2.50%) iPhone
9 27 (2.33%) Internet of Things
10 26 (2.24%) Hybrid Cloud
11 24 (2.07%) Replication
12 19 (1.64%) Driving Licence
12 19 (1.64%) Private Cloud
13 18 (1.55%) Fat Client
13 18 (1.55%) Thin Client
14 17 (1.46%) PKI
15 16 (1.38%) Clustering
15 16 (1.38%) Hedge funds
15 16 (1.38%) Virtual Team
16 14 (1.21%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 380 (32.73%) Windows
2 143 (12.32%) Windows 10
3 129 (11.11%) Windows Server
4 127 (10.94%) Windows 7
5 125 (10.77%) Linux
6 82 (7.06%) Windows Server 2012
7 57 (4.91%) Apple iOS
8 52 (4.48%) Android
9 37 (3.19%) Windows Server 2008
10 34 (2.93%) Mac OS X
11 29 (2.50%) Unix
12 22 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 18 (1.55%) Ubuntu
14 17 (1.46%) CentOS
15 12 (1.03%) Windows 8
16 11 (0.95%) VMS
17 9 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
17 9 (0.78%) Windows Vista
18 8 (0.69%) Mac OS
19 3 (0.26%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 193 (16.62%) ITIL
2 138 (11.89%) Load Balancing
3 131 (11.28%) Network Design
4 123 (10.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 106 (9.13%) Problem-Solving
6 94 (8.10%) Network Monitoring
7 89 (7.67%) Project Delivery
8 86 (7.41%) Cybersecurity
9 75 (6.46%) Agile Software Development
10 70 (6.03%) Project Management
11 65 (5.60%) Information Security
12 57 (4.91%) Change Management
13 56 (4.82%) Mobile Device Management
13 56 (4.82%) Risk Management
14 50 (4.31%) SIEM
15 49 (4.22%) IT Strategy
15 49 (4.22%) Migration
16 47 (4.05%) Service Delivery
17 44 (3.79%) Network Architecture
18 42 (3.62%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 50 (4.31%) PowerShell
2 44 (3.79%) SQL
3 28 (2.41%) Python
4 19 (1.64%) Bash Shell
5 8 (0.69%) VBScript
6 5 (0.43%) C
6 5 (0.43%) C++
7 4 (0.34%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.17%) Java
9 1 (0.086%) Perl
9 1 (0.086%) PHP
9 1 (0.086%) VB
Qualifications
1 392 (33.76%) Cisco Certification
2 277 (23.86%) CCNP
3 178 (15.33%) CCNA
4 155 (13.35%) Degree
5 112 (9.65%) CCIE
6 79 (6.80%) Microsoft Certification
7 57 (4.91%) MCSE
8 47 (4.05%) JNCIP
9 37 (3.19%) CCSA
10 28 (2.41%) CCDP
11 26 (2.24%) MCSA
12 25 (2.15%) MCP
13 19 (1.64%) CCSE
13 19 (1.64%) CISSP
13 19 (1.64%) JNCIS
14 18 (1.55%) DBS Check
14 18 (1.55%) MCITP
15 17 (1.46%) JNCIA
16 16 (1.38%) Security Cleared
17 15 (1.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (7.75%) SLA
2 34 (2.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (1.64%) Cyber Essentials
4 8 (0.69%) GDPR
4 8 (0.69%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 5 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.26%) COBIT
6 3 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 3 (0.26%) NIST
6 3 (0.26%) Solvency II
7 2 (0.17%) ITGC
7 2 (0.17%) PMO
7 2 (0.17%) QA
8 1 (0.086%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.086%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 308 (26.53%) Active Directory
2 158 (13.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 74 (6.37%) Hyper-V
4 30 (2.58%) VMware ESXi
5 27 (2.33%) vSphere
5 27 (2.33%) XenApp
6 19 (1.64%) Terminal Services
7 14 (1.21%) XenDesktop
8 13 (1.12%) Docker
9 12 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
9 12 (1.03%) VMware NSX
10 11 (0.95%) Virtual Servers
11 9 (0.78%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 8 (0.69%) Firmware
13 7 (0.60%) Virtual Desktop
14 4 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 4 (0.34%) StorNext
15 3 (0.26%) ProxySG
16 2 (0.17%) Xen
17 1 (0.086%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 88 (7.58%) SCCM
2 30 (2.58%) Microsoft Intune
3 27 (2.33%) FortiGate
4 26 (2.24%) Nagios
5 22 (1.89%) Puppet
6 16 (1.38%) Ansible
6 16 (1.38%) ZABBIX
7 15 (1.29%) Cisco CUCM
8 13 (1.12%) AirWatch
8 13 (1.12%) Kubernetes
9 12 (1.03%) Backup Exec
10 9 (0.78%) Cisco UCCX
10 9 (0.78%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 9 (0.78%) vCenter Server
11 8 (0.69%) Jamf Pro
11 8 (0.69%) Norton AntiVirus
11 8 (0.69%) Single Sign-On
11 8 (0.69%) SolarWinds Orion
12 7 (0.60%) Nessus
13 6 (0.52%) Terraform
Vendors
1 558 (48.06%) Cisco
2 364 (31.35%) Microsoft
3 220 (18.95%) VMware
4 189 (16.28%) Palo Alto
5 182 (15.68%) Citrix
6 139 (11.97%) Juniper
7 109 (9.39%) CheckPoint
8 104 (8.96%) F5
9 98 (8.44%) Meraki
10 74 (6.37%) SolarWinds
11 67 (5.77%) HP
12 51 (4.39%) Google
13 47 (4.05%) Fortinet
14 43 (3.70%) Red Hat
15 41 (3.53%) Aruba
16 24 (2.07%) Riverbed
17 23 (1.98%) Apple
17 23 (1.98%) Polycom
17 23 (1.98%) Symantec
18 22 (1.89%) Aerohive Networks