Period
to 28 October 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 28 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
England > London
6 months to
28 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 308 185 160
Rank change year-on-year -123 -25 +29
Permanent jobs citing WAN 564 367 1,227
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 1.11% 1.84% 2.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.46% 14.02% 17.22%
Number of salaries quoted 518 325 983
10th Percentile £30,500 £36,250 £27,500
25th Percentile £36,813 £46,250 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £60,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -8.33% +20.00% -4.76%
75th Percentile £75,000 £78,750 £67,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £89,000 £81,250
England median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +7.95% -2.22%

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 5,960 2,618 7,127
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 11.68% 13.12% 13.04%
Number of salaries quoted 3,915 2,201 5,920
10th Percentile £32,500 £36,750 £28,750
25th Percentile £45,000 £47,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £65,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -3.85% +18.18% -
75th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £73,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £86,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,870 £47,500
% change year-on-year -1.71% +7.09% -

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 28 October 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 28 October 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 -73 101 £50,000 -31.03% 33
West London -46 37 £51,161 +17.61% 22
East London +9 31 £38,500 -54.71% 16
South London -18 12 £54,500 +3.81% 3
North London - 1 - - 1
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 28 October 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.

1 403 (71.45%) LAN
2 273 (48.40%) Firewall
3 239 (42.38%) Microsoft
4 227 (40.25%) Cisco
5 207 (36.70%) Windows
6 185 (32.80%) Social Skills
7 182 (32.27%) Microsoft 365
8 175 (31.03%) Azure
9 166 (29.43%) Active Directory
10 140 (24.82%) TCP/IP
11 134 (23.76%) VPN
12 123 (21.81%) ITIL
13 121 (21.45%) Finance
14 117 (20.74%) Cisco Certification
15 110 (19.50%) MPLS
16 106 (18.79%) Data Centre
17 105 (18.62%) DNS
18 104 (18.44%) SD-WAN
19 100 (17.73%) Wireless
20 99 (17.55%) Windows Server
21 96 (17.02%) BGP
22 94 (16.67%) VMware
23 90 (15.96%) Project Management
24 88 (15.60%) DHCP
24 88 (15.60%) Degree
24 88 (15.60%) Infrastructure Engineering
25 86 (15.25%) Juniper
25 86 (15.25%) CCNP
26 85 (15.07%) OSPF
27 83 (14.72%) Palo Alto

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 60 (10.64%) MS Exchange
2 21 (3.72%) Exchange Server 2013
3 17 (3.01%) SharePoint
4 15 (2.66%) Exchange Server 2010
5 14 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2007
6 12 (2.13%) IIS
7 9 (1.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 7 (1.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 7 (1.24%) Skype for Business
9 5 (0.89%) Elasticsearch
9 5 (0.89%) OpenStack
10 4 (0.71%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.35%) Confluence
12 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 69 (12.23%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (2.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (1.77%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (1.60%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.35%) Weka
6 1 (0.18%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 9 (1.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.06%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.53%) Exchequer
4 2 (0.35%) Magento
4 2 (0.35%) Sage 300 ERP
4 2 (0.35%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 182 (32.27%) Microsoft 365
2 175 (31.03%) Azure
3 82 (14.54%) AWS
4 39 (6.91%) IaaS
5 33 (5.85%) SaaS
6 32 (5.67%) PaaS
7 25 (4.43%) Azure Active Directory
8 21 (3.72%) Mimecast
9 16 (2.84%) GCP
10 15 (2.66%) Azure Storage
11 13 (2.30%) AWS CodeCommit
11 13 (2.30%) AWS CodePipeline
11 13 (2.30%) OpenShift
12 10 (1.77%) Amazon EKS
12 10 (1.77%) AWS CloudFormation
12 10 (1.77%) Cloud Computing
12 10 (1.77%) Cloudflare
13 9 (1.60%) AWS Direct Connect
13 9 (1.60%) Azure Pipelines
13 9 (1.60%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 403 (71.45%) LAN
2 273 (48.40%) Firewall
3 140 (24.82%) TCP/IP
4 134 (23.76%) VPN
5 110 (19.50%) MPLS
6 105 (18.62%) DNS
7 104 (18.44%) SD-WAN
8 100 (17.73%) Wireless
9 96 (17.02%) BGP
10 88 (15.60%) DHCP
11 85 (15.07%) OSPF
12 76 (13.48%) Wi-Fi
13 69 (12.23%) VoIP
14 67 (11.88%) IPsec
15 64 (11.35%) Network Security
16 54 (9.57%) Internet
17 53 (9.40%) IP Telephony
18 49 (8.69%) SAN
19 43 (7.62%) SNMP
19 43 (7.62%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (2.66%) PostgreSQL
2 14 (2.48%) MySQL
2 14 (2.48%) SQL Server
3 9 (1.60%) MongoDB
3 9 (1.60%) NoSQL
4 8 (1.42%) Crystal Reports
5 7 (1.24%) DB2
6 5 (0.89%) MariaDB
7 3 (0.53%) Data Vault
7 3 (0.53%) Power BI
7 3 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (0.53%) Tableau
8 2 (0.35%) MS Access
8 2 (0.35%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.18%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.18%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.18%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 24 (4.26%) JIRA
2 13 (2.30%) Git (software)
2 13 (2.30%) Jenkins
3 9 (1.60%) GitLab
3 9 (1.60%) Vagrant
4 5 (0.89%) eggPlant
5 4 (0.71%) Bitbucket
6 3 (0.53%) LoadRunner
7 2 (0.35%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (0.35%) Zephyr
8 1 (0.18%) Burp Suite
8 1 (0.18%) Metasploit
8 1 (0.18%) sqlmap
8 1 (0.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 185 (32.80%) Social Skills
2 121 (21.45%) Finance
3 72 (12.77%) Banking
3 72 (12.77%) Telecoms
4 41 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
5 25 (4.43%) Law
6 19 (3.37%) Documentation Skills
6 19 (3.37%) Legal
7 16 (2.84%) Organisational Skills
7 16 (2.84%) Retail
8 14 (2.48%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 12 (2.13%) French Language
9 12 (2.13%) German Language
9 12 (2.13%) Italian Language
9 12 (2.13%) Portuguese Language
9 12 (2.13%) Spanish Language
10 10 (1.77%) Financial Institution
11 8 (1.42%) Aerospace
12 7 (1.24%) Investment Banking
12 7 (1.24%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 107 (18.97%) Network Engineer
2 59 (10.46%) Architect
3 55 (9.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 45 (7.98%) Analyst
5 42 (7.45%) IT Support
6 37 (6.56%) Support Engineer
7 36 (6.38%) IT Engineer
8 28 (4.96%) Administrator
8 28 (4.96%) Desktop Support
8 28 (4.96%) Senior Network Engineer
9 23 (4.08%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 23 (4.08%) Network Support
9 23 (4.08%) Systems Administrator
10 22 (3.90%) Infrastructure Support
10 22 (3.90%) IT Manager
11 21 (3.72%) Juniper Engineer
12 20 (3.55%) Network Manager
12 20 (3.55%) Security Engineer
12 20 (3.55%) Support Technician
13 19 (3.37%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (1.77%) 802.1X
2 9 (1.60%) .NET
2 9 (1.60%) .NET Core
2 9 (1.60%) AngularJS
2 9 (1.60%) ASP.NET
2 9 (1.60%) Django
2 9 (1.60%) Express
2 9 (1.60%) MEAN Stack
2 9 (1.60%) Node.js
2 9 (1.60%) Ruby on Rails
3 7 (1.24%) Web Services
4 4 (0.71%) JSON
4 4 (0.71%) LDAP
4 4 (0.71%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (0.35%) CSS
5 2 (0.35%) FIX Protocol
5 2 (0.35%) HTML
5 2 (0.35%) Middleware
5 2 (0.35%) XML
5 2 (0.35%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 106 (18.79%) Data Centre
2 53 (9.40%) Management Information System
3 37 (6.56%) Public Cloud
4 32 (5.67%) Video Conferencing
5 24 (4.26%) Blackberry
6 23 (4.08%) iPhone
7 22 (3.90%) iPad
8 15 (2.66%) Self-Motivation
9 14 (2.48%) User Experience
10 12 (2.13%) Virtual Team
11 9 (1.60%) Fibre Optics
12 7 (1.24%) NHS
13 6 (1.06%) CCTV
13 6 (1.06%) Data Protection Act
13 6 (1.06%) Housing Association
14 5 (0.89%) Cyberattack
14 5 (0.89%) Replication
15 4 (0.71%) Digital Signage
15 4 (0.71%) IPTV
15 4 (0.71%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 207 (36.70%) Windows
2 99 (17.55%) Windows Server
3 79 (14.01%) Linux
4 63 (11.17%) Windows 10
5 49 (8.69%) Windows Server 2016
6 39 (6.91%) Windows 7
7 37 (6.56%) Mac OS X
8 32 (5.67%) Windows Server 2012
9 28 (4.96%) Android
10 25 (4.43%) Unix
11 18 (3.19%) Windows 8
12 15 (2.66%) Windows Server 2019
13 14 (2.48%) Windows Server 2008
14 12 (2.13%) Apple iOS
15 8 (1.42%) Mac OS
16 7 (1.24%) Debian
16 7 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 7 (1.24%) Windows Server 2003
17 6 (1.06%) SUSE
18 5 (0.89%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (21.81%) ITIL
2 90 (15.96%) Project Management
3 88 (15.60%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 71 (12.59%) Service Delivery
5 58 (10.28%) PRINCE2
6 53 (9.40%) Project Delivery
7 49 (8.69%) Disaster Recovery
8 47 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
8 47 (8.33%) Migration
9 45 (7.98%) Problem-Solving
10 41 (7.27%) Cybersecurity
11 39 (6.91%) Change Management
12 38 (6.74%) Information Security
13 37 (6.56%) Computer Science
14 36 (6.38%) DevOps
15 34 (6.03%) Network Design
16 32 (5.67%) High Availability
17 31 (5.50%) Stakeholder Management
18 30 (5.32%) Continuous Improvement
19 29 (5.14%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 65 (11.52%) PowerShell
2 45 (7.98%) Python
3 35 (6.21%) SQL
4 23 (4.08%) Bash Shell
5 16 (2.84%) Perl
6 14 (2.48%) C
6 14 (2.48%) PHP
7 10 (1.77%) C++
7 10 (1.77%) JavaScript
8 9 (1.60%) C#
8 9 (1.60%) Java
8 9 (1.60%) Ruby
8 9 (1.60%) VB
8 9 (1.60%) VB.NET
9 7 (1.24%) Go
Qualifications
1 117 (20.74%) Cisco Certification
2 88 (15.60%) Degree
3 86 (15.25%) CCNP
4 77 (13.65%) CCNA
5 59 (10.46%) Microsoft Certification
6 36 (6.38%) Computer Science Degree
7 35 (6.21%) JNCIA
8 29 (5.14%) MCSA
9 27 (4.79%) MCSE
10 23 (4.08%) ITIL Certification
11 21 (3.72%) CCIE
12 19 (3.37%) MCITP
12 19 (3.37%) MCP
13 15 (2.66%) CISSP
14 13 (2.30%) JNCIP
15 12 (2.13%) MCDST
16 11 (1.95%) JNCIS
17 7 (1.24%) Security Cleared
17 7 (1.24%) TOGAF Certification
18 6 (1.06%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (6.38%) SLA
2 13 (2.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (1.95%) GDPR
4 6 (1.06%) PMO
5 4 (0.71%) GLBA
5 4 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.53%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 2 (0.35%) NCSC
8 1 (0.18%) Accessibility
8 1 (0.18%) GRC
8 1 (0.18%) NIST
8 1 (0.18%) PMBOK
System Software
1 166 (29.43%) Active Directory
2 61 (10.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (8.87%) Hyper-V
4 20 (3.55%) XenApp
5 17 (3.01%) Docker
6 14 (2.48%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (1.77%) vSphere
8 9 (1.60%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (1.06%) VMware NSX
9 6 (1.06%) XenDesktop
10 5 (0.89%) Terminal Services
11 4 (0.71%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 4 (0.71%) Terminal Server
12 3 (0.53%) BitLocker
12 3 (0.53%) Firmware
12 3 (0.53%) Virtual Desktop
13 1 (0.18%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 32 (5.67%) Terraform
2 29 (5.14%) Microsoft Intune
3 26 (4.61%) Ansible
4 24 (4.26%) SCCM
5 20 (3.55%) Nagios
6 17 (3.01%) Single Sign-On
7 12 (2.13%) Cisco CUCM
7 12 (2.13%) FortiGate
7 12 (2.13%) Kubernetes
7 12 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
7 12 (2.13%) Puppet
8 10 (1.77%) Icinga
9 7 (1.24%) ServiceCenter
10 5 (0.89%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 5 (0.89%) Failover Clustering
10 5 (0.89%) Jamf Pro
10 5 (0.89%) ZABBIX
11 3 (0.53%) Salt
11 3 (0.53%) Stealthwatch
12 2 (0.35%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 239 (42.38%) Microsoft
2 227 (40.25%) Cisco
3 94 (16.67%) VMware
4 86 (15.25%) Juniper
5 83 (14.72%) Palo Alto
6 54 (9.57%) Aruba
7 53 (9.40%) SolarWinds
8 51 (9.04%) Citrix
9 47 (8.33%) Meraki
10 31 (5.50%) Apple
11 26 (4.61%) SonicWALL
12 24 (4.26%) Red Hat
13 23 (4.08%) Dell
14 22 (3.90%) HP
15 20 (3.55%) CheckPoint
15 20 (3.55%) ServiceNow
16 19 (3.37%) Fortinet
16 19 (3.37%) Oracle
16 19 (3.37%) Ruckus Wireless
17 15 (2.66%) IBM