Period
to 24 February 2021

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 February 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
England > London
6 months to
24 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 231 149 172
Rank change year-on-year -82 +23 +3
Permanent jobs citing WAN 372 1,181 1,284
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 1.35% 2.34% 2.07%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.19% 17.67% 15.72%
Number of salaries quoted 368 1,023 1,160
Median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% -4.55%
10th Percentile £36,250 £28,840 £29,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £80,000 £82,500
England median annual salary £49,452 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +9.89% -5.26% +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 2,820 6,682 8,166
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 10.24% 13.21% 13.20%
Number of salaries quoted 2,314 5,562 6,751
Median annual salary £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.64% - -
10th Percentile £37,150 £29,750 £29,750
90th Percentile £91,250 £86,250 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing WAN as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for WAN in London

WAN
Salary Trend in London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing WAN in London.

Salary trend for WAN in London

WAN
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing WAN in London over the 6 months to 24 February 2021.

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 February 2021. 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 -19 84 £70,000 +27.27% 16
West London +41 16 £49,500 -5.71% 7
South London -12 14 £52,500 +5.00% 4
East London -12 4 £42,500 +12.21% 7
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 24 February 2021, 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.

1 286 (76.88%) LAN
2 198 (53.23%) Firewall
3 175 (47.04%) Cisco
4 149 (40.05%) Azure
5 139 (37.37%) Microsoft
6 125 (33.60%) Windows
7 120 (32.26%) Cisco Certification
8 118 (31.72%) Active Directory
9 113 (30.38%) VPN
10 99 (26.61%) Microsoft 365
11 94 (25.27%) VMware
12 93 (25.00%) TCP/IP
13 89 (23.92%) DNS
14 86 (23.12%) Data Centre
15 85 (22.85%) Linux
15 85 (22.85%) AWS
16 76 (20.43%) Network Security
16 76 (20.43%) BGP
17 73 (19.62%) CCNP
17 73 (19.62%) Wi-Fi
18 72 (19.35%) Windows Server
19 71 (19.09%) Wireless
19 71 (19.09%) ITIL
20 70 (18.82%) DHCP
20 70 (18.82%) MPLS
21 66 (17.74%) Finance
22 60 (16.13%) OSPF
22 60 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
23 59 (15.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 57 (15.32%) VoIP

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 32 (8.60%) MS Exchange
2 17 (4.57%) Skype for Business
3 15 (4.03%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.61%) IIS
5 5 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (1.08%) Apache Spark
6 4 (1.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (0.81%) Apache
7 3 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.81%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.54%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.27%) Confluence
9 1 (0.27%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.27%) Site Server
9 1 (0.27%) Smallworld
Applications
1 28 (7.53%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (4.84%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.27%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.27%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 149 (40.05%) Azure
2 99 (26.61%) Microsoft 365
3 85 (22.85%) AWS
4 27 (7.26%) IaaS
5 25 (6.72%) Azure Active Directory
6 23 (6.18%) GCP
7 16 (4.30%) Slack
8 15 (4.03%) Route 53
9 14 (3.76%) PaaS
10 13 (3.49%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 8 (2.15%) Cloud Computing
12 6 (1.61%) AWS CloudFormation
12 6 (1.61%) SaaS
13 5 (1.34%) Mimecast
14 4 (1.08%) Dynamics 365
14 4 (1.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 2 (0.54%) G Suite
15 2 (0.54%) IBM Cloud
15 2 (0.54%) OneDrive
15 2 (0.54%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 286 (76.88%) LAN
2 198 (53.23%) Firewall
3 113 (30.38%) VPN
4 93 (25.00%) TCP/IP
5 89 (23.92%) DNS
6 76 (20.43%) BGP
6 76 (20.43%) Network Security
7 73 (19.62%) Wi-Fi
8 71 (19.09%) Wireless
9 70 (18.82%) DHCP
9 70 (18.82%) MPLS
10 60 (16.13%) OSPF
11 57 (15.32%) VoIP
12 37 (9.95%) IPsec
13 33 (8.87%) Cisco Nexus
14 29 (7.80%) SNMP
15 28 (7.53%) Multicast
16 27 (7.26%) Cisco ASA
16 27 (7.26%) Wireshark
17 25 (6.72%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (7.53%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.34%) Big Data
2 5 (1.34%) MongoDB
3 4 (1.08%) Apache Cassandra
3 4 (1.08%) Hadoop
4 3 (0.81%) Apache Hive
4 3 (0.81%) Azure SQL Database
4 3 (0.81%) Blockchain
4 3 (0.81%) Cosmos DB
4 3 (0.81%) HBase
4 3 (0.81%) Impala
4 3 (0.81%) NoSQL
4 3 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (0.81%) RDBMS
4 3 (0.81%) Relational Database
4 3 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (0.81%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (0.81%) SQL Server 2017
5 2 (0.54%) MariaDB
5 2 (0.54%) Redis
Development Applications
1 9 (2.42%) Sonatype Nexus
2 6 (1.61%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.08%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.81%) Bitbucket
5 2 (0.54%) GCC
5 2 (0.54%) GitLab
5 2 (0.54%) JIRA
6 1 (0.27%) Chocolatey
6 1 (0.27%) CircleCI
General
1 66 (17.74%) Finance
2 41 (11.02%) Telecoms
3 25 (6.72%) Banking
4 8 (2.15%) Law
4 8 (2.15%) Marketing
4 8 (2.15%) Public Sector
5 5 (1.34%) Investment Banking
5 5 (1.34%) Legal
6 3 (0.81%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.54%) Advertising
7 2 (0.54%) Back Office
7 2 (0.54%) Billing
7 2 (0.54%) Front Office
7 2 (0.54%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.27%) Electronics
8 1 (0.27%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.27%) Local Government
8 1 (0.27%) Publishing
8 1 (0.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 115 (30.91%) Network Engineer
2 53 (14.25%) Senior Network Engineer
3 36 (9.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 32 (8.60%) Analyst
5 30 (8.06%) Architect
5 30 (8.06%) Support Engineer
6 23 (6.18%) Azure Engineer
7 22 (5.91%) IT Engineer
8 19 (5.11%) IT Support
9 18 (4.84%) Consultant
10 16 (4.30%) Network Consultant
11 14 (3.76%) Cisco Engineer
11 14 (3.76%) IT Manager
11 14 (3.76%) Network Architect
11 14 (3.76%) Systems Engineer
12 13 (3.49%) Infrastructure Support
12 13 (3.49%) IT Support Engineer
12 13 (3.49%) Windows Engineer
13 12 (3.23%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 12 (3.23%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.03%) JSON
2 11 (2.96%) FIX Protocol
3 9 (2.42%) 802.1X
3 9 (2.42%) YAML
4 6 (1.61%) LDAP
4 6 (1.61%) Middleware
5 5 (1.34%) XML
6 4 (1.08%) .NET
6 4 (1.08%) Kafka
6 4 (1.08%) XMPP
7 3 (0.81%) COM
7 3 (0.81%) Regular Expression
7 3 (0.81%) REST
8 2 (0.54%) Web Services
9 1 (0.27%) CSS
9 1 (0.27%) Elastic Stack
9 1 (0.27%) Lambda Expressions
9 1 (0.27%) SOAP
9 1 (0.27%) Software Packaging
9 1 (0.27%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 86 (23.12%) Data Centre
2 33 (8.87%) Management Information System
3 18 (4.84%) Public Cloud
4 14 (3.76%) Self-Motivation
5 13 (3.49%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (2.69%) Hybrid Cloud
7 8 (2.15%) Cyberthreat
8 7 (1.88%) Clustering
8 7 (1.88%) Fixed Income
8 7 (1.88%) Private Cloud
8 7 (1.88%) Virtual Team
9 6 (1.61%) Client/Server
9 6 (1.61%) Replication
10 5 (1.34%) Fibre Optics
10 5 (1.34%) PKI
10 5 (1.34%) Robotics
11 4 (1.08%) Blackberry
11 4 (1.08%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 4 (1.08%) Driving Licence
11 4 (1.08%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 125 (33.60%) Windows
2 85 (22.85%) Linux
3 72 (19.35%) Windows Server
4 34 (9.14%) Windows Server 2016
5 33 (8.87%) Windows 10
6 24 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 21 (5.65%) Windows 7
8 17 (4.57%) Mac OS X
8 17 (4.57%) Unix
8 17 (4.57%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (2.15%) Windows Server 2019
10 6 (1.61%) Android
10 6 (1.61%) CentOS
10 6 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (1.34%) Mac OS
11 5 (1.34%) Oracle Linux
11 5 (1.34%) Solaris
12 4 (1.08%) Apple iOS
12 4 (1.08%) Ubuntu
12 4 (1.08%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (19.09%) ITIL
2 59 (15.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 51 (13.71%) DevOps
4 35 (9.41%) Network Design
5 33 (8.87%) Change Management
6 32 (8.60%) Network Monitoring
6 32 (8.60%) Presales
6 32 (8.60%) Problem-Solving
7 29 (7.80%) Migration
8 26 (6.99%) Disaster Recovery
8 26 (6.99%) Information Security
9 25 (6.72%) Project Management
10 23 (6.18%) Incident Management
11 22 (5.91%) Load Balancing
12 21 (5.65%) B2B
13 20 (5.38%) Problem Management
14 19 (5.11%) Capacity Planning
14 19 (5.11%) Security Monitoring
14 19 (5.11%) Service Delivery
14 19 (5.11%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 52 (13.98%) Python
2 37 (9.95%) PowerShell
3 30 (8.06%) SQL
4 14 (3.76%) Bash Shell
5 6 (1.61%) PHP
6 5 (1.34%) R
7 3 (0.81%) C#
7 3 (0.81%) Java
7 3 (0.81%) Lisp
7 3 (0.81%) Perl
8 2 (0.54%) C
8 2 (0.54%) C++
8 2 (0.54%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.54%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.27%) AWK
9 1 (0.27%) Ruby
9 1 (0.27%) Rust
9 1 (0.27%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.27%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 120 (32.26%) Cisco Certification
2 73 (19.62%) CCNP
3 46 (12.37%) CCNA
4 40 (10.75%) Degree
5 24 (6.45%) CCIE
6 23 (6.18%) Microsoft Certification
7 22 (5.91%) JNCIA
8 15 (4.03%) JNCIP
9 12 (3.23%) CISM
9 12 (3.23%) CISSP
9 12 (3.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 12 (3.23%) Security Cleared
10 11 (2.96%) MCSA
11 9 (2.42%) MCP
11 9 (2.42%) MCSE
11 9 (2.42%) SC Cleared
12 8 (2.15%) ITIL Certification
12 8 (2.15%) JNCIS
13 6 (1.61%) MBA
13 6 (1.61%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.38%) SLA
2 12 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (3.23%) NIST
3 9 (2.42%) GDPR
4 6 (1.61%) Cyber Essentials
4 6 (1.61%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 4 (1.08%) COBIT
5 4 (1.08%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.54%) NIST 800
7 2 (0.54%) PMO
8 1 (0.27%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.27%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.27%) QA
System Software
1 118 (31.72%) Active Directory
2 60 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (4.57%) Docker
4 13 (3.49%) Hyper-V
5 12 (3.23%) VMware NSX
5 12 (3.23%) vSphere
6 9 (2.42%) XenApp
6 9 (2.42%) XenDesktop
7 8 (2.15%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (1.34%) DFS Replication
8 5 (1.34%) Firmware
8 5 (1.34%) Virtual Desktop
8 5 (1.34%) VMware Server
9 4 (1.08%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 3 (0.81%) NFS
10 3 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.54%) KVM
11 2 (0.54%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.27%) oVirt
12 1 (0.27%) Xen
Systems Management
1 48 (12.90%) Ansible
2 29 (7.80%) Nagios
3 28 (7.53%) Puppet
4 24 (6.45%) Terraform
5 17 (4.57%) Kubernetes
5 17 (4.57%) Opscode Chef
6 16 (4.30%) SCCM
7 10 (2.69%) Cisco CUCM
7 10 (2.69%) FortiGate
7 10 (2.69%) ITRS Geneos
7 10 (2.69%) Microsoft Intune
8 7 (1.88%) Microsoft Clustering
9 6 (1.61%) SCOM
10 5 (1.34%) AirWatch
10 5 (1.34%) Cisco Prime
10 5 (1.34%) Control-M
11 4 (1.08%) Cacti
11 4 (1.08%) CSIRT
11 4 (1.08%) HAProxy
11 4 (1.08%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 175 (47.04%) Cisco
2 139 (37.37%) Microsoft
3 94 (25.27%) VMware
4 55 (14.78%) Palo Alto
5 45 (12.10%) Juniper
6 33 (8.87%) Meraki
7 31 (8.33%) CheckPoint
8 28 (7.53%) Citrix
8 28 (7.53%) Fortinet
9 24 (6.45%) Riverbed
10 21 (5.65%) SolarWinds
11 17 (4.57%) Dell
11 17 (4.57%) F5
12 16 (4.30%) Avaya
13 14 (3.76%) Blue Coat
14 12 (3.23%) Veeam
15 10 (2.69%) Aruba
15 10 (2.69%) Oracle
15 10 (2.69%) Zscaler
16 9 (2.42%) HP