Period
to 22 April 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 22 April 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
England > London
6 months to
22 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 157 170 154
Rank change year-on-year +13 -16 -2
Permanent jobs citing WAN 1,339 1,414 1,589
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 2.21% 2.02% 2.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.02% 14.10% 14.65%
Number of salaries quoted 1,149 1,184 1,377
London median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £52,500
10th Percentile £29,950 £29,650 £29,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £81,250
England median annual salary £45,891 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.98% +5.88% -5.56%

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 7,869 10,030 10,845
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 12.98% 14.33% 15.81%
Number of salaries quoted 6,388 8,315 9,158
London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
10th Percentile £29,000 £31,050 £30,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £83,750 £80,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% -

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 22 April 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 22 April 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 -1 307 £51,000 -2.86% 13
West London +17 73 £52,000 +6.67% 8
South London -16 38 £45,500 -3.19% 2
East London +16 24 £37,500 -34.67%
North London +23 8 £51,000 +56.92%
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 22 April 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 1,014 (75.73%) LAN
2 745 (55.64%) Cisco
3 685 (51.16%) Firewall
4 529 (39.51%) Windows
5 510 (38.09%) Cisco Certification
6 433 (32.34%) Active Directory
7 429 (32.04%) Microsoft
8 400 (29.87%) CCNP
9 396 (29.57%) VPN
10 318 (23.75%) VMware
11 314 (23.45%) MPLS
12 295 (22.03%) Data Centre
13 294 (21.96%) Finance
14 286 (21.36%) Windows Server
15 282 (21.06%) CheckPoint
16 254 (18.97%) CCNA
17 251 (18.75%) Wireless
18 249 (18.60%) TCP/IP
19 248 (18.52%) ITIL
20 243 (18.15%) Office 365
21 240 (17.92%) VMware Infrastructure
22 239 (17.85%) DNS
23 233 (17.40%) Microsoft Azure
24 228 (17.03%) Network Security
25 213 (15.91%) BGP
26 206 (15.38%) OSPF
27 203 (15.16%) Citrix
28 195 (14.56%) Amazon AWS
29 185 (13.82%) Juniper
30 184 (13.74%) DHCP

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
1 162 (12.10%) MS Exchange
2 69 (5.15%) SharePoint
3 54 (4.03%) Exchange Server 2010
4 52 (3.88%) IIS
5 42 (3.14%) Skype for Business
6 39 (2.91%) Exchange Server 2013
7 27 (2.02%) Apache
8 20 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2007
9 19 (1.42%) OpenStack
10 16 (1.19%) CMS
11 14 (1.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 14 (1.05%) Tomcat
12 13 (0.97%) nginx
13 11 (0.82%) IBM Notes
14 9 (0.67%) Apache Spark
15 7 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2003
16 5 (0.37%) WebLogic
17 4 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
17 4 (0.30%) Commerce Server
17 4 (0.30%) Confluence
Applications
1 154 (11.50%) Microsoft Office
2 40 (2.99%) Microsoft Excel
3 30 (2.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 19 (1.42%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.15%) Workfront
4 1 (0.075%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.075%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.075%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.075%) Lawson
4 1 (0.075%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.075%) Q-Pulse
4 1 (0.075%) Sage CRM
4 1 (0.075%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 243 (18.15%) Office 365
2 233 (17.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 195 (14.56%) Amazon AWS
4 57 (4.26%) IaaS
5 46 (3.44%) PaaS
6 36 (2.69%) Mimecast
7 33 (2.46%) SaaS
8 32 (2.39%) Cloud Computing
9 14 (1.05%) Google Cloud Platform
10 12 (0.90%) GitHub
11 9 (0.67%) Azure Active Directory
12 8 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
13 7 (0.52%) OpenShift
14 6 (0.45%) Akamai
15 5 (0.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 4 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Cloud
16 4 (0.30%) G Suite
16 4 (0.30%) OneDrive
17 3 (0.22%) Amazon S3
18 2 (0.15%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 1,014 (75.73%) LAN
2 685 (51.16%) Firewall
3 396 (29.57%) VPN
4 314 (23.45%) MPLS
5 251 (18.75%) Wireless
6 249 (18.60%) TCP/IP
7 239 (17.85%) DNS
8 228 (17.03%) Network Security
9 213 (15.91%) BGP
10 206 (15.38%) OSPF
11 184 (13.74%) DHCP
12 180 (13.44%) Cisco ASA
13 144 (10.75%) Cisco Nexus
13 144 (10.75%) Internet
14 143 (10.68%) VLAN
15 137 (10.23%) SAN
16 128 (9.56%) VoIP
17 108 (8.07%) Wi-Fi
18 99 (7.39%) VPLS
19 85 (6.35%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (5.68%) SQL Server
2 17 (1.27%) MySQL
3 10 (0.75%) Hadoop
3 10 (0.75%) MongoDB
4 9 (0.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 9 (0.67%) Blockchain
4 9 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (0.45%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (0.37%) Amazon RDS
7 5 (0.37%) Big Data
8 4 (0.30%) Power BI
8 4 (0.30%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (0.22%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.22%) SQL Server 2016
10 2 (0.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.075%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.075%) DB2
11 1 (0.075%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 21 (1.57%) Jenkins
2 13 (0.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 10 (0.75%) JIRA
4 9 (0.67%) Hudson
4 9 (0.67%) Travis CI
5 7 (0.52%) Eclipse
6 4 (0.30%) AdminStudio
6 4 (0.30%) InstallShield
7 2 (0.15%) Artifactory
7 2 (0.15%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.15%) Metasploit
8 1 (0.075%) Axure RP
8 1 (0.075%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.075%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 294 (21.96%) Finance
2 96 (7.17%) Banking
3 89 (6.65%) Telecoms
4 54 (4.03%) Retail
5 48 (3.58%) Law
6 38 (2.84%) Legal
7 34 (2.54%) Marketing
8 29 (2.17%) Financial Institution
9 26 (1.94%) Advertising
10 20 (1.49%) Back Office
11 15 (1.12%) French Language
12 14 (1.05%) German Language
12 14 (1.05%) Investment Banking
12 14 (1.05%) Italian Language
13 11 (0.82%) Front Office
13 11 (0.82%) Manufacturing
14 9 (0.67%) Multimedia
15 6 (0.45%) Games
15 6 (0.45%) Publishing
16 5 (0.37%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 434 (32.41%) Network Engineer
2 163 (12.17%) Analyst
3 140 (10.46%) Senior Network Engineer
4 138 (10.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 136 (10.16%) Cisco Engineer
6 134 (10.01%) Architect
7 129 (9.63%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 124 (9.26%) Support Engineer
9 96 (7.17%) Security Engineer
10 83 (6.20%) Network Security Engineer
11 80 (5.97%) Support Analyst
12 76 (5.68%) IT Support
13 60 (4.48%) Network Architect
14 50 (3.73%) Consultant
14 50 (3.73%) Infrastructure Manager
15 49 (3.66%) Systems Engineer
16 48 (3.58%) Desktop Support
17 47 (3.51%) Infrastructure Support
18 45 (3.36%) 3rd Line Support
18 45 (3.36%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (2.39%) .NET
2 29 (2.17%) XMPP
3 20 (1.49%) Web Services
4 19 (1.42%) 802.1X
5 15 (1.12%) JSON
6 13 (0.97%) LAMP
6 13 (0.97%) LEMP Stack
6 13 (0.97%) YAML
7 10 (0.75%) HTML
7 10 (0.75%) Node.js
8 9 (0.67%) Kafka
8 9 (0.67%) React
8 9 (0.67%) XML
9 7 (0.52%) SOAP
10 6 (0.45%) Software Packaging
10 6 (0.45%) WSH
11 4 (0.30%) Apache Flex
11 4 (0.30%) LDAP
12 3 (0.22%) FIX Protocol
12 3 (0.22%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 295 (22.03%) Data Centre
2 109 (8.14%) Analytical Skills
3 79 (5.90%) Self-Motivation
4 62 (4.63%) Management Information System
5 53 (3.96%) Video Conferencing
6 37 (2.76%) Clustering
7 36 (2.69%) Hedge funds
8 34 (2.54%) Virtual Team
9 30 (2.24%) Driving Licence
10 29 (2.17%) Hybrid Cloud
11 21 (1.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 21 (1.57%) Public Cloud
12 18 (1.34%) iPhone
13 17 (1.27%) Fintech
14 15 (1.12%) Replication
15 13 (0.97%) Fat Client
15 13 (0.97%) Marketing Technology
15 13 (0.97%) Thin Client
16 12 (0.90%) Blackberry
17 11 (0.82%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 529 (39.51%) Windows
2 286 (21.36%) Windows Server
3 155 (11.58%) Linux
4 145 (10.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 143 (10.68%) Windows 7
6 135 (10.08%) Windows 10
7 130 (9.71%) Windows Server 2012
8 50 (3.73%) Windows 8
9 41 (3.06%) Unix
10 33 (2.46%) CentOS
11 29 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 23 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
13 22 (1.64%) Mac OS X
14 19 (1.42%) Ubuntu
15 17 (1.27%) Android
16 14 (1.05%) AIX
17 13 (0.97%) Windows XP
18 7 (0.52%) HPUX
19 6 (0.45%) Apple iOS
20 5 (0.37%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 248 (18.52%) ITIL
2 181 (13.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 141 (10.53%) Problem-Solving
4 124 (9.26%) Project Management
5 117 (8.74%) Network Design
6 87 (6.50%) Network Monitoring
7 83 (6.20%) Incident Management
8 82 (6.12%) Presales
9 76 (5.68%) Load Balancing
10 74 (5.53%) Disaster Recovery
11 72 (5.38%) Kalman Filter
12 70 (5.23%) Network Management
13 67 (5.00%) Network Architecture
13 67 (5.00%) Service Management
14 66 (4.93%) Agile Software Development
15 65 (4.85%) DevOps
16 61 (4.56%) Change Management
17 59 (4.41%) Information Security
18 54 (4.03%) Cybersecurity
19 52 (3.88%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 139 (10.38%) SQL
2 93 (6.95%) Python
3 90 (6.72%) PowerShell
4 59 (4.41%) Perl
5 29 (2.17%) VB
6 27 (2.02%) C#
7 24 (1.79%) Shell Script
8 19 (1.42%) Bash Shell
9 17 (1.27%) VB.NET
10 16 (1.19%) Ruby
11 13 (0.97%) Bourne shell
11 13 (0.97%) Java
11 13 (0.97%) Korn
11 13 (0.97%) PHP
12 9 (0.67%) Scala
13 7 (0.52%) R
14 5 (0.37%) VBScript
15 3 (0.22%) C
16 1 (0.075%) JavaScript
16 1 (0.075%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 510 (38.09%) Cisco Certification
2 400 (29.87%) CCNP
3 254 (18.97%) CCNA
4 174 (12.99%) CCIE
5 124 (9.26%) Degree
6 115 (8.59%) Microsoft Certification
7 80 (5.97%) MCSE
8 34 (2.54%) CISSP
9 33 (2.46%) MCSA
10 32 (2.39%) Security Cleared
11 29 (2.17%) Computer Science Degree
11 29 (2.17%) MCP
12 27 (2.02%) CCIE Security
12 27 (2.02%) ITIL Certification
13 21 (1.57%) CCDP
14 20 (1.49%) CCDA
14 20 (1.49%) SC Cleared
14 20 (1.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 19 (1.42%) CCSA
15 19 (1.42%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (4.93%) SLA
2 18 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (1.34%) QA
3 16 (1.19%) PCI DSS
4 9 (0.67%) GDPR
5 3 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (0.22%) ISO 22301
5 3 (0.22%) PMO
5 3 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.15%) COBIT
6 2 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 2 (0.15%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 433 (32.34%) Active Directory
2 240 (17.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 104 (7.77%) Hyper-V
4 57 (4.26%) XenApp
5 37 (2.76%) XenServer
6 30 (2.24%) XenDesktop
7 28 (2.09%) Docker
8 24 (1.79%) vSphere
9 19 (1.42%) Virtual Servers
10 17 (1.27%) Terminal Services
10 17 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
11 16 (1.19%) NFS
12 14 (1.05%) VMware Server
13 10 (0.75%) BitLocker
13 10 (0.75%) Virtual Desktop
14 8 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
15 7 (0.52%) VMware Workstation
16 5 (0.37%) DFS Replication
16 5 (0.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 4 (0.30%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 85 (6.35%) SCCM
2 52 (3.88%) Ansible
3 51 (3.81%) Opscode Chef
4 46 (3.44%) Cisco Prime
5 45 (3.36%) Cisco CUCM
6 38 (2.84%) Nagios
7 35 (2.61%) Puppet
8 28 (2.09%) Terraform
9 27 (2.02%) Kubernetes
10 21 (1.57%) Backup Exec
11 14 (1.05%) Cisco UCCX
12 13 (0.97%) FortiGate
12 13 (0.97%) Microsoft Intune
13 12 (0.90%) WSUS
14 11 (0.82%) Norton AntiVirus
15 10 (0.75%) SCOM
16 8 (0.60%) Cisco UCCE
16 8 (0.60%) Jamf Pro
16 8 (0.60%) Malwarebytes
17 7 (0.52%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 745 (55.64%) Cisco
2 429 (32.04%) Microsoft
3 318 (23.75%) VMware
4 282 (21.06%) CheckPoint
5 203 (15.16%) Citrix
6 185 (13.82%) Juniper
7 172 (12.85%) Palo Alto
8 146 (10.90%) F5
9 108 (8.07%) HP
10 105 (7.84%) Meraki
11 102 (7.62%) SolarWinds
12 94 (7.02%) Dell
13 69 (5.15%) Riverbed
14 57 (4.26%) NetApp
15 48 (3.58%) EMC
16 44 (3.29%) Red Hat
17 40 (2.99%) McAfee
17 40 (2.99%) Symantec
18 34 (2.54%) Avaya
18 34 (2.54%) Fortinet