Period
to 24 November 2017

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 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
England > London
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 171 148 152
Rank change year-on-year -23 +4 -20
Permanent jobs citing WAN 1535 1760 2018
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 2.05% 2.32% 2.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.15% 14.62% 14.23%
Number of salaries quoted 1303 1495 1747
London median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £51,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.94% +2.00%
10th Percentile £29,100 £29,600 £27,150
90th Percentile £75,000 £81,250 £77,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +7.14%

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 10846 12041 14180
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 14.46% 15.88% 15.90%
Number of salaries quoted 8859 10276 12015
London median annual salary £54,000 £53,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.93% +7.00% -
10th Percentile £30,500 £30,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £78,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 -2 319 £52,500 - 21
West London -41 105 £46,500 +17.72% 5
South London -23 37 £28,250 -46.19% 3
East London -11 27 £55,000 +1.38% 4
North London +11 11 £27,500 -29.03%
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT jobs citing WAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the London region with a requirement for WAN.

1 1207 (78.63%) LAN
2 745 (48.53%) Firewall
3 708 (46.12%) Cisco
4 573 (37.33%) Windows
5 516 (33.62%) Active Directory
6 510 (33.22%) VPN
7 484 (31.53%) Microsoft
8 465 (30.29%) VMware
9 449 (29.25%) Cisco Certification
10 388 (25.28%) DNS
11 386 (25.15%) MPLS
12 369 (24.04%) Finance
13 353 (23.00%) Data Centre
14 349 (22.74%) Windows Server
15 329 (21.43%) DHCP
16 327 (21.30%) VMware Infrastructure
17 325 (21.17%) CCNP
18 320 (20.85%) TCP/IP
19 288 (18.76%) MS Exchange
20 278 (18.11%) Wireless
21 276 (17.98%) Office 365
22 269 (17.52%) Juniper
23 267 (17.39%) ITIL
24 255 (16.61%) BGP
25 246 (16.03%) Linux
26 245 (15.96%) Microsoft Azure
27 236 (15.37%) OSPF
27 236 (15.37%) CheckPoint
28 231 (15.05%) Network Security
29 199 (12.96%) 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
1 288 (18.76%) MS Exchange
2 137 (8.93%) Exchange Server 2010
3 81 (5.28%) SharePoint
4 77 (5.02%) Exchange Server 2013
5 72 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2007
6 70 (4.56%) Skype for Business
7 54 (3.52%) IIS
8 39 (2.54%) CMS
9 30 (1.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 25 (1.63%) Confluence
11 22 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2003
12 16 (1.04%) Apache
13 14 (0.91%) Tomcat
14 5 (0.33%) JBoss
14 5 (0.33%) WebLogic
15 4 (0.26%) OpenStack
16 3 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
17 2 (0.13%) CloudStack
18 1 (0.065%) Moodle
18 1 (0.065%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 124 (8.08%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (2.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (1.50%) MS Visio
4 22 (1.43%) Microsoft Project
5 21 (1.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.13%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.065%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.065%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 276 (17.98%) Office 365
2 245 (15.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 149 (9.71%) Amazon AWS
4 102 (6.64%) IaaS
5 85 (5.54%) PaaS
6 48 (3.13%) Azure Active Directory
7 47 (3.06%) SaaS
8 24 (1.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 22 (1.43%) Mimecast
10 12 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
11 9 (0.59%) Slack
12 8 (0.52%) Amazon SQS
12 8 (0.52%) OneDrive
13 7 (0.46%) G Suite
14 4 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
14 4 (0.26%) Amazon S3
14 4 (0.26%) CloudFront
14 4 (0.26%) Yammer
15 3 (0.20%) AWS CloudTrail
16 2 (0.13%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 1207 (78.63%) LAN
2 745 (48.53%) Firewall
3 510 (33.22%) VPN
4 388 (25.28%) DNS
5 386 (25.15%) MPLS
6 329 (21.43%) DHCP
7 320 (20.85%) TCP/IP
8 278 (18.11%) Wireless
9 255 (16.61%) BGP
10 236 (15.37%) OSPF
11 231 (15.05%) Network Security
12 191 (12.44%) SAN
13 185 (12.05%) Internet
14 180 (11.73%) IPsec
15 178 (11.60%) VoIP
16 174 (11.34%) VLAN
17 170 (11.07%) Cisco ASA
18 156 (10.16%) Cisco Nexus
19 153 (9.97%) Unified Communications
20 149 (9.71%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 148 (9.64%) SQL Server
2 27 (1.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 25 (1.63%) SQL Server 2012
4 16 (1.04%) MySQL
5 14 (0.91%) SQL Server 2005
6 8 (0.52%) Amazon RDS
7 7 (0.46%) MariaDB
8 5 (0.33%) Oracle Database
8 5 (0.33%) Oracle Database 11g
8 5 (0.33%) Oracle Exadata
8 5 (0.33%) Oracle ODI
8 5 (0.33%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.13%) Big Data
9 2 (0.13%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (0.13%) DB2
9 2 (0.13%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.13%) Redis
9 2 (0.13%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (0.13%) SQL Server 2016
9 2 (0.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 36 (2.35%) Git (software)
2 28 (1.82%) JIRA
3 25 (1.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 25 (1.63%) Octopus Deploy
4 8 (0.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 5 (0.33%) Burp Suite
6 3 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.13%) Liquibase
7 2 (0.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (0.13%) Subversion
7 2 (0.13%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.065%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.065%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.065%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 369 (24.04%) Finance
2 146 (9.51%) Telecoms
3 100 (6.51%) Banking
4 78 (5.08%) Law
5 39 (2.54%) Legal
5 39 (2.54%) Retail
6 23 (1.50%) Publishing
7 20 (1.30%) Investment Banking
8 18 (1.17%) Advertising
9 15 (0.98%) Financial Institution
9 15 (0.98%) Games
10 14 (0.91%) French Language
10 14 (0.91%) Marketing
11 11 (0.72%) Spanish Language
12 9 (0.59%) Front Office
12 9 (0.59%) German Language
13 8 (0.52%) Back Office
13 8 (0.52%) Electronics
13 8 (0.52%) Italian Language
14 7 (0.46%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 345 (22.48%) Network Engineer
2 233 (15.18%) Analyst
3 152 (9.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 135 (8.79%) Support Engineer
5 124 (8.08%) Architect
6 102 (6.64%) Senior Network Engineer
7 91 (5.93%) Cisco Engineer
8 87 (5.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 80 (5.21%) Network Analyst
10 79 (5.15%) IT Support
11 74 (4.82%) Administrator
12 71 (4.63%) Consultant
13 67 (4.36%) Security Analyst
14 64 (4.17%) Infrastructure Manager
14 64 (4.17%) Systems Engineer
15 63 (4.10%) Support Analyst
16 62 (4.04%) 2nd Line Support
17 55 (3.58%) Team Leader
18 53 (3.45%) 3rd Line Engineer
19 51 (3.32%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (3.19%) XMPP
2 39 (2.54%) 802.1X
3 35 (2.28%) .NET
4 32 (2.08%) FIX Protocol
5 14 (0.91%) LAMP
6 13 (0.85%) Web Services
7 12 (0.78%) Middleware
8 10 (0.65%) XML
9 8 (0.52%) SAML
9 8 (0.52%) SOAP
10 6 (0.39%) REST
11 5 (0.33%) Oracle Fusion
12 4 (0.26%) CSS
13 3 (0.20%) ASP.NET
14 2 (0.13%) COM
14 2 (0.13%) Django
14 2 (0.13%) JSON
14 2 (0.13%) Regular Expression
15 1 (0.065%) .NET Framework
15 1 (0.065%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 353 (23.00%) Data Centre
2 84 (5.47%) Analytical Skills
3 77 (5.02%) Management Information System
4 62 (4.04%) Computer Science
5 54 (3.52%) Clustering
5 54 (3.52%) Video Conferencing
6 42 (2.74%) Hedge funds
7 40 (2.61%) Public Cloud
8 35 (2.28%) Blackberry
9 31 (2.02%) Fixed Income
10 26 (1.69%) Replication
11 25 (1.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 24 (1.56%) Eurex
12 24 (1.56%) PKI
13 23 (1.50%) Fintech
14 20 (1.30%) Linux Command Line
15 19 (1.24%) Derivative
15 19 (1.24%) Driving Licence
16 15 (0.98%) Equity Derivative
17 14 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 573 (37.33%) Windows
2 349 (22.74%) Windows Server
3 246 (16.03%) Linux
4 198 (12.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 161 (10.49%) Windows 7
6 150 (9.77%) Windows Server 2012
7 107 (6.97%) Windows 10
8 75 (4.89%) Windows Server 2003
9 71 (4.63%) Unix
10 52 (3.39%) Windows 8
11 49 (3.19%) Windows XP
12 39 (2.54%) CentOS
13 31 (2.02%) Android
13 31 (2.02%) Mac OS X
14 30 (1.95%) Ubuntu
15 28 (1.82%) Debian
15 28 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 19 (1.24%) Apple iOS
17 18 (1.17%) Windows 2000 Server
18 17 (1.11%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 267 (17.39%) ITIL
2 165 (10.75%) Project Management
3 153 (9.97%) Network Design
4 110 (7.17%) Load Balancing
5 106 (6.91%) Service Delivery
6 102 (6.64%) Disaster Recovery
7 97 (6.32%) Change Management
8 95 (6.19%) High Availability
9 92 (5.99%) Presales
10 91 (5.93%) Network Management
11 86 (5.60%) Cybersecurity
11 86 (5.60%) Incident Management
12 85 (5.54%) Agile Software Development
13 82 (5.34%) Network Monitoring
14 74 (4.82%) PRINCE2
15 73 (4.76%) Service Management
16 71 (4.63%) SIEM
17 70 (4.56%) Mentoring
18 59 (3.84%) DevOps
19 58 (3.78%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 134 (8.73%) SQL
2 115 (7.49%) PowerShell
3 81 (5.28%) Python
4 67 (4.36%) Perl
5 62 (4.04%) Bash Shell
6 33 (2.15%) Java
7 17 (1.11%) VBScript
8 15 (0.98%) Tcl
9 11 (0.72%) Shell Script
10 10 (0.65%) C
10 10 (0.65%) T-SQL
11 7 (0.46%) JavaScript
12 5 (0.33%) VB
13 4 (0.26%) PHP
14 3 (0.20%) C#
14 3 (0.20%) Korn
14 3 (0.20%) Ruby
15 2 (0.13%) C++
15 2 (0.13%) Embedded C
15 2 (0.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 449 (29.25%) Cisco Certification
2 325 (21.17%) CCNP
3 199 (12.96%) CCNA
4 182 (11.86%) CCIE
5 179 (11.66%) Degree
6 111 (7.23%) Microsoft Certification
7 73 (4.76%) MCSE
8 52 (3.39%) CCSA
9 45 (2.93%) JNCIP
10 44 (2.87%) CCSE
10 44 (2.87%) MCSA
11 40 (2.61%) MCP
12 39 (2.54%) CISSP
13 37 (2.41%) CCVP
14 32 (2.08%) Check Point Certification
15 30 (1.95%) Computer Science Degree
16 29 (1.89%) CCIP
17 28 (1.82%) MCITP
18 24 (1.56%) CCDA
19 23 (1.50%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (4.76%) SLA
2 39 (2.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (1.24%) Cyber Essentials
4 18 (1.17%) PCI DSS
5 9 (0.59%) COBIT
6 6 (0.39%) GDPR
6 6 (0.39%) QA
6 6 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.26%) PMO
8 3 (0.20%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.065%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.065%) NIST 800
9 1 (0.065%) Solvency II
System Software
1 516 (33.62%) Active Directory
2 327 (21.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 135 (8.79%) Hyper-V
4 72 (4.69%) vSphere
5 58 (3.78%) XenApp
6 51 (3.32%) VMware ESXi
7 34 (2.21%) Docker
8 21 (1.37%) Virtual Machines
8 21 (1.37%) Virtual Servers
9 20 (1.30%) Terminal Services
10 19 (1.24%) XenServer
11 14 (0.91%) XenDesktop
12 13 (0.85%) Virtual Desktop
13 12 (0.78%) VMware Server
14 11 (0.72%) Firmware
15 10 (0.65%) DFS Replication
16 9 (0.59%) Terminal Server
17 8 (0.52%) ProxySG
18 5 (0.33%) MetaFrame
19 4 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 65 (4.23%) Cisco CUCM
2 61 (3.97%) SCCM
3 59 (3.84%) Nagios
4 58 (3.78%) Puppet
5 46 (3.00%) Cisco UCCX
6 34 (2.21%) Cisco UCCE
7 23 (1.50%) Ansible
7 23 (1.50%) SCOM
8 22 (1.43%) Backup Exec
8 22 (1.43%) Cisco Prime
9 20 (1.30%) AirWatch
10 19 (1.24%) vCenter Server
10 19 (1.24%) WSUS
11 17 (1.11%) FortiGate
11 17 (1.11%) ZABBIX
12 15 (0.98%) Nessus
12 15 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
12 15 (0.98%) SolarWinds Orion
13 14 (0.91%) Salt
14 10 (0.65%) Cacti
Vendors
1 708 (46.12%) Cisco
2 484 (31.53%) Microsoft
3 465 (30.29%) VMware
4 269 (17.52%) Juniper
5 236 (15.37%) CheckPoint
6 195 (12.70%) Citrix
7 172 (11.21%) Palo Alto
8 150 (9.77%) F5
9 98 (6.38%) HP
10 92 (5.99%) Riverbed
11 78 (5.08%) SolarWinds
12 73 (4.76%) NetApp
13 64 (4.17%) Meraki
14 49 (3.19%) Dell
15 47 (3.06%) Apple
16 46 (3.00%) Red Hat
16 46 (3.00%) Splunk
17 42 (2.74%) Veeam
18 39 (2.54%) Avaya
18 39 (2.54%) EMC