Period
to 24 September 2019

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 24 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
England > London
6 months to
24 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 151 180 158
Rank change year-on-year +29 -22 -6
Permanent jobs citing WAN 1,264 1,390 1,713
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 2.26% 2.03% 2.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.57% 14.88% 15.50%
Number of salaries quoted 987 1,174 1,498
London median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% -4.55% +2.33%
10th Percentile £27,500 £31,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £75,000
England median annual salary £42,915 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -4.63% - +3.45%

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 7,193 9,341 11,049
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 12.87% 13.65% 14.91%
Number of salaries quoted 5,838 7,677 9,036
London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
10th Percentile £28,500 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £85,000 £80,000
England median annual salary £46,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -3.16% +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 24 September 2019.

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 24 September 2019. 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 -5 286 £45,000 -14.29% 55
West London -10 65 £52,500 - 21
South London +14 61 £50,000 +25.00% 6
East London +30 25 £42,500 -2.86% 22
North London +3 10 £50,000 +47.42% 5
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 24 September 2019, 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 1,021 (80.78%) LAN
2 630 (49.84%) Firewall
3 587 (46.44%) Cisco
4 454 (35.92%) Cisco Certification
5 438 (34.65%) Windows
6 353 (27.93%) CCNP
6 353 (27.93%) Active Directory
7 346 (27.37%) MPLS
8 332 (26.27%) VPN
9 314 (24.84%) Microsoft
10 292 (23.10%) Office 365
11 276 (21.84%) Network Security
12 272 (21.52%) Azure
12 272 (21.52%) Wireless
13 262 (20.73%) TCP/IP
14 259 (20.49%) Data Centre
15 250 (19.78%) Finance
16 241 (19.07%) VMware
17 238 (18.83%) ITIL
18 222 (17.56%) Windows Server
19 221 (17.48%) CCNA
20 215 (17.01%) Degree
21 198 (15.66%) DNS
22 190 (15.03%) DHCP
22 190 (15.03%) AWS
23 170 (13.45%) Internet
24 169 (13.37%) BGP
25 164 (12.97%) VMware Infrastructure
26 163 (12.90%) Microsoft Office
27 160 (12.66%) WLAN

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
1 138 (10.92%) MS Exchange
2 126 (9.97%) Skype for Business
3 60 (4.75%) SharePoint
4 30 (2.37%) Exchange Server 2013
5 23 (1.82%) IIS
6 20 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2010
6 20 (1.58%) OpenStack
7 13 (1.03%) IBM Notes
8 9 (0.71%) Apache
9 8 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
9 8 (0.63%) Tomcat
10 7 (0.55%) WebSphere
11 4 (0.32%) Apache Spark
11 4 (0.32%) IBM Domino
11 4 (0.32%) SharePoint Server
11 4 (0.32%) Site Server
12 3 (0.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 3 (0.24%) Cloud Foundry
13 2 (0.16%) Confluence
14 1 (0.079%) nginx
Applications
1 163 (12.90%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (1.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (1.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 15 (1.19%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.079%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.079%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.079%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
1 7 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
1 7 (0.55%) Q-Pulse
1 7 (0.55%) Sage CRM
2 2 (0.16%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 292 (23.10%) Office 365
2 272 (21.52%) Azure
3 190 (15.03%) AWS
4 46 (3.64%) G Suite
5 32 (2.53%) IaaS
6 28 (2.22%) GCP
6 28 (2.22%) PaaS
7 23 (1.82%) OpenShift
8 17 (1.34%) OneDrive
9 15 (1.19%) Azure Active Directory
10 14 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
11 11 (0.87%) SaaS
12 10 (0.79%) Mimecast
13 8 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
13 8 (0.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 6 (0.47%) Azure ExpressRoute
15 5 (0.40%) Amazon S3
16 4 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
16 4 (0.32%) Dynamics 365
16 4 (0.32%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1,021 (80.78%) LAN
2 630 (49.84%) Firewall
3 346 (27.37%) MPLS
4 332 (26.27%) VPN
5 276 (21.84%) Network Security
6 272 (21.52%) Wireless
7 262 (20.73%) TCP/IP
8 198 (15.66%) DNS
9 190 (15.03%) DHCP
10 170 (13.45%) Internet
11 169 (13.37%) BGP
12 160 (12.66%) WLAN
13 153 (12.10%) OSPF
14 137 (10.84%) Skype
15 136 (10.76%) VoIP
16 116 (9.18%) VLAN
17 109 (8.62%) Cisco ASA
18 97 (7.67%) SAN
19 91 (7.20%) Wi-Fi
20 78 (6.17%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (2.61%) SQL Server
2 26 (2.06%) Blockchain
3 24 (1.90%) MySQL
4 11 (0.87%) MongoDB
5 10 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
6 9 (0.71%) SQL Server 2014
7 7 (0.55%) DB2
7 7 (0.55%) SQL Server 2016
7 7 (0.55%) SQL Server 2017
8 6 (0.47%) Amazon RDS
9 4 (0.32%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 4 (0.32%) Hadoop
10 3 (0.24%) Power BI
11 2 (0.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 1 (0.079%) SQL Server 2005
12 1 (0.079%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 18 (1.42%) Git (software)
2 17 (1.34%) Subversion
3 16 (1.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 7 (0.55%) Hudson
4 7 (0.55%) JIRA
4 7 (0.55%) Visual Studio Team System
5 5 (0.40%) Jenkins
6 4 (0.32%) Travis CI
7 3 (0.24%) Axure RP
7 3 (0.24%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.16%) AdminStudio
8 2 (0.16%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.16%) InstallShield
8 2 (0.16%) JMeter
8 2 (0.16%) Selenium
General
1 250 (19.78%) Finance
2 120 (9.49%) Telecoms
3 57 (4.51%) Retail
4 54 (4.27%) Banking
5 37 (2.93%) Public Sector
6 36 (2.85%) Law
7 30 (2.37%) Marketing
8 22 (1.74%) Legal
9 18 (1.42%) Financial Institution
10 16 (1.27%) German Language
10 16 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
11 14 (1.11%) French Language
11 14 (1.11%) Front Office
12 13 (1.03%) Manufacturing
13 12 (0.95%) Back Office
14 11 (0.87%) Italian Language
14 11 (0.87%) Publishing
15 7 (0.55%) Games
16 6 (0.47%) Advertising
16 6 (0.47%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 318 (25.16%) Network Engineer
2 201 (15.90%) Analyst
3 135 (10.68%) Architect
4 127 (10.05%) IT Support
5 123 (9.73%) Support Engineer
6 114 (9.02%) Consultant
7 109 (8.62%) Support Analyst
8 95 (7.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 93 (7.36%) Senior Network Engineer
10 74 (5.85%) Cisco Engineer
11 73 (5.78%) Network Consultant
12 70 (5.54%) IT Engineer
13 67 (5.30%) Cisco Network Engineer
14 66 (5.22%) 2nd Line Support
15 65 (5.14%) IT Analyst
16 59 (4.67%) IT Support Analyst
17 52 (4.11%) Network Architect
18 50 (3.96%) IT Consultant
19 46 (3.64%) Administrator
20 45 (3.56%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (1.74%) LDAP
1 22 (1.74%) XML
2 20 (1.58%) 802.1X
2 20 (1.58%) SOAP
3 19 (1.50%) .NET
3 19 (1.50%) FIX Protocol
4 17 (1.34%) LAMP
5 15 (1.19%) JSON
6 12 (0.95%) Web Services
7 10 (0.79%) YAML
8 7 (0.55%) SAML
8 7 (0.55%) WebSphere MQ
9 4 (0.32%) Kafka
9 4 (0.32%) Node.js
9 4 (0.32%) React
10 3 (0.24%) Apache Flex
10 3 (0.24%) CSS
10 3 (0.24%) HTML
10 3 (0.24%) Software Packaging
11 2 (0.16%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 259 (20.49%) Data Centre
2 97 (7.67%) Analytical Skills
3 78 (6.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 67 (5.30%) Self-Motivation
5 51 (4.03%) Management Information System
6 48 (3.80%) Video Conferencing
7 38 (3.01%) iPhone
8 30 (2.37%) Clustering
8 30 (2.37%) Smartphone
9 29 (2.29%) Driving Licence
10 25 (1.98%) Hedge funds
11 24 (1.90%) Internet of Things
12 23 (1.82%) Fixed Income
13 22 (1.74%) Public Cloud
13 22 (1.74%) Replication
14 17 (1.34%) IPTV
14 17 (1.34%) MPEG
14 17 (1.34%) Video\Live Streaming
15 16 (1.27%) Blackberry
16 15 (1.19%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 438 (34.65%) Windows
2 222 (17.56%) Windows Server
3 143 (11.31%) Windows 10
4 137 (10.84%) Windows 7
5 133 (10.52%) Linux
6 109 (8.62%) Windows Server 2012
7 82 (6.49%) Windows Server 2008
8 45 (3.56%) Android
9 43 (3.40%) Unix
10 34 (2.69%) Mac OS X
11 23 (1.82%) Ubuntu
12 21 (1.66%) Apple iOS
13 19 (1.50%) Windows Server 2003
14 17 (1.34%) CentOS
15 14 (1.11%) Windows 8
15 14 (1.11%) Windows Vista
16 13 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 13 (1.03%) Solaris
17 5 (0.40%) SUSE
18 4 (0.32%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 238 (18.83%) ITIL
2 137 (10.84%) Network Design
3 127 (10.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 122 (9.65%) Problem-Solving
5 105 (8.31%) Network Monitoring
6 102 (8.07%) Cybersecurity
7 88 (6.96%) Project Management
8 86 (6.80%) Network Management
9 75 (5.93%) Service Management
10 71 (5.62%) Load Balancing
11 69 (5.46%) Change Management
11 69 (5.46%) IT Strategy
12 68 (5.38%) Computer Science
13 65 (5.14%) DDoS Mitigation
14 64 (5.06%) Presales
15 63 (4.98%) Migration
16 59 (4.67%) Business Development
17 57 (4.51%) Agile Software Development
18 53 (4.19%) Kalman Filter
19 52 (4.11%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 99 (7.83%) SQL
2 62 (4.91%) PowerShell
3 31 (2.45%) Python
4 26 (2.06%) Bash Shell
5 13 (1.03%) Shell Script
6 7 (0.55%) C#
7 5 (0.40%) Ruby
7 5 (0.40%) VB.NET
8 4 (0.32%) Java
8 4 (0.32%) JavaScript
8 4 (0.32%) Perl
8 4 (0.32%) Scala
9 3 (0.24%) C++
10 2 (0.16%) C
10 2 (0.16%) PHP
10 2 (0.16%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.16%) VB
Qualifications
1 454 (35.92%) Cisco Certification
2 353 (27.93%) CCNP
3 221 (17.48%) CCNA
4 215 (17.01%) Degree
5 92 (7.28%) CCIE
5 92 (7.28%) Microsoft Certification
6 58 (4.59%) MCSE
7 43 (3.40%) Computer Science Degree
8 39 (3.09%) CCSA
9 32 (2.53%) Security Cleared
10 31 (2.45%) JNCIP
10 31 (2.45%) MCP
11 29 (2.29%) JNCIS
12 28 (2.22%) CCDA
13 27 (2.14%) CCSE
14 26 (2.06%) CCIE Routing and Switching
15 25 (1.98%) MCITP
16 24 (1.90%) CCDP
17 21 (1.66%) SC Cleared
18 20 (1.58%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (5.22%) SLA
2 20 (1.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (1.03%) QA
4 10 (0.79%) PMO
5 8 (0.63%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.55%) GDPR
7 5 (0.40%) NIST
8 3 (0.24%) COBIT
8 3 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.24%) Solvency II
9 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.079%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 353 (27.93%) Active Directory
2 164 (12.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 81 (6.41%) Hyper-V
4 37 (2.93%) Docker
5 32 (2.53%) XenApp
6 29 (2.29%) vSphere
7 23 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
7 23 (1.82%) XenDesktop
8 13 (1.03%) Firmware
9 12 (0.95%) Terminal Services
9 12 (0.95%) Virtual Servers
10 11 (0.87%) NFS
11 10 (0.79%) DRBD
11 10 (0.79%) GlusterFS
12 9 (0.71%) BitLocker
12 9 (0.71%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 7 (0.55%) Xen
14 6 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
15 5 (0.40%) ProxySG
15 5 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 95 (7.52%) SCCM
2 55 (4.35%) Nagios
3 51 (4.03%) Cisco Prime
4 35 (2.77%) Puppet
5 33 (2.61%) Kubernetes
6 28 (2.22%) Ansible
7 25 (1.98%) Microsoft Intune
8 23 (1.82%) FortiGate
9 21 (1.66%) Opscode Chef
9 21 (1.66%) ZABBIX
10 20 (1.58%) AirWatch
10 20 (1.58%) Backup Exec
11 15 (1.19%) Norton AntiVirus
11 15 (1.19%) WSUS
12 14 (1.11%) ITRS Geneos
13 12 (0.95%) Nessus
14 11 (0.87%) Terraform
15 10 (0.79%) Galera Cluster
16 9 (0.71%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
17 8 (0.63%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 587 (46.44%) Cisco
2 314 (24.84%) Microsoft
3 241 (19.07%) VMware
4 149 (11.79%) Juniper
5 142 (11.23%) Citrix
6 140 (11.08%) CheckPoint
7 127 (10.05%) F5
8 111 (8.78%) Palo Alto
9 110 (8.70%) Meraki
10 106 (8.39%) SolarWinds
11 65 (5.14%) Fortinet
12 64 (5.06%) Dell
13 53 (4.19%) HP
14 44 (3.48%) Red Hat
15 40 (3.16%) EMC
15 40 (3.16%) NetApp
16 39 (3.09%) Google
17 35 (2.77%) Avaya
17 35 (2.77%) Riverbed
18 26 (2.06%) Oracle