Period
to 12 December 2018

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 12 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
England > London
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 177 171 151
Rank change year-on-year -6 -20 +4
Permanent jobs citing WAN 1,314 1,513 1,724
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 1.97% 2.04% 2.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.78% 14.38% 14.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1,103 1,285 1,456
London median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.55% +4.76% +0.48%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,700 £29,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £76,250 £81,250
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +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 8,891 10,523 11,751
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 13.36% 14.20% 15.76%
Number of salaries quoted 7,227 8,681 9,987
London median annual salary £55,000 £53,500 £53,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.80% - +7.00%
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 12 December 2018.

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 12 December 2018. 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 -17 292 £52,000 -2.35% 53
West London +7 82 £55,000 +15.79% 29
South London -18 25 £37,500 -19.35% 4
East London 0 21 £46,000 -16.36% 9
North London +9 8 £40,000 +45.45% 3
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 12 December 2018, 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 1,050 (79.91%) LAN
2 665 (50.61%) Cisco
3 616 (46.88%) Firewall
4 568 (43.23%) Windows
5 468 (35.62%) Microsoft
6 441 (33.56%) Active Directory
7 407 (30.97%) Cisco Certification
8 356 (27.09%) VPN
9 346 (26.33%) Finance
10 337 (25.65%) CCNP
11 336 (25.57%) VMware
12 326 (24.81%) TCP/IP
13 306 (23.29%) Data Centre
14 286 (21.77%) Wireless
15 277 (21.08%) Windows Server
16 268 (20.40%) ITIL
16 268 (20.40%) Office 365
17 251 (19.10%) MPLS
18 249 (18.95%) VMware Infrastructure
19 247 (18.80%) DNS
20 245 (18.65%) CheckPoint
21 222 (16.89%) Citrix
22 220 (16.74%) Microsoft Azure
23 215 (16.36%) Network Security
24 211 (16.06%) BGP
25 200 (15.22%) OSPF
26 198 (15.07%) Amazon AWS
27 194 (14.76%) Cisco Nexus
27 194 (14.76%) CCNA
28 188 (14.31%) Linux

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
1 175 (13.32%) MS Exchange
2 67 (5.10%) Exchange Server 2013
3 61 (4.64%) Exchange Server 2010
4 60 (4.57%) SharePoint
5 49 (3.73%) Skype for Business
6 33 (2.51%) Apache
7 32 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2007
8 30 (2.28%) CMS
9 26 (1.98%) IIS
9 26 (1.98%) nginx
10 18 (1.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 16 (1.22%) OpenStack
12 11 (0.84%) IBM Notes
13 10 (0.76%) JBoss
13 10 (0.76%) WordPress
14 7 (0.53%) Commerce Server
14 7 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
15 6 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
15 6 (0.46%) Tomcat
16 5 (0.38%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 102 (7.76%) Microsoft Office
2 36 (2.74%) Microsoft Excel
3 26 (1.98%) MS Visio
4 16 (1.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (0.61%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.15%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 9 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.53%) Orchard Housing
2 7 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.30%) Elite 3E
4 3 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.15%) Bankmaster
6 1 (0.076%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.076%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.076%) Lawson
6 1 (0.076%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.076%) Rolfe and Nolan
6 1 (0.076%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 268 (20.40%) Office 365
2 220 (16.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 198 (15.07%) Amazon AWS
4 53 (4.03%) SaaS
5 45 (3.42%) IaaS
6 33 (2.51%) Mimecast
7 22 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
7 22 (1.67%) PaaS
8 17 (1.29%) AWS CloudFormation
8 17 (1.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 11 (0.84%) Google Cloud Platform
10 10 (0.76%) CloudFront
11 8 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
11 8 (0.61%) Dropbox
12 7 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
13 6 (0.46%) Amazon S3
13 6 (0.46%) G Suite
14 5 (0.38%) Akamai
15 4 (0.30%) OpenShift
15 4 (0.30%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 1,050 (79.91%) LAN
2 616 (46.88%) Firewall
3 356 (27.09%) VPN
4 326 (24.81%) TCP/IP
5 286 (21.77%) Wireless
6 251 (19.10%) MPLS
7 247 (18.80%) DNS
8 215 (16.36%) Network Security
9 211 (16.06%) BGP
10 200 (15.22%) OSPF
11 194 (14.76%) Cisco Nexus
12 187 (14.23%) DHCP
13 178 (13.55%) VoIP
14 153 (11.64%) Cisco ASA
15 145 (11.04%) VLAN
16 140 (10.65%) SAN
17 137 (10.43%) Wi-Fi
18 131 (9.97%) Internet
19 103 (7.84%) WLAN
20 96 (7.31%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (5.86%) SQL Server
2 34 (2.59%) MySQL
3 31 (2.36%) Amazon RDS
4 26 (1.98%) SQL Server 2008
5 22 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
6 19 (1.45%) Big Data
7 11 (0.84%) SQL Server 2016
8 9 (0.68%) Hadoop
9 8 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
10 7 (0.53%) SQL Server 2014
11 6 (0.46%) NoSQL
11 6 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (0.38%) Crystal Reports
12 5 (0.38%) MS Access
12 5 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 4 (0.30%) DB2
13 4 (0.30%) SSDT
14 3 (0.23%) MongoDB
14 3 (0.23%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 26 (1.98%) Jenkins
2 14 (1.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 10 (0.76%) JIRA
3 10 (0.76%) PEAR
4 5 (0.38%) Hudson
4 5 (0.38%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.23%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.23%) InstallShield
5 3 (0.23%) Metasploit
6 2 (0.15%) AdminStudio
6 2 (0.15%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.076%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.076%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.076%) Subversion
7 1 (0.076%) TortoiseSVN
7 1 (0.076%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.076%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 346 (26.33%) Finance
2 165 (12.56%) Banking
3 161 (12.25%) Telecoms
4 68 (5.18%) Law
5 59 (4.49%) Retail
6 54 (4.11%) Legal
7 52 (3.96%) Investment Banking
8 31 (2.36%) Advertising
9 29 (2.21%) Marketing
10 26 (1.98%) Front Office
11 22 (1.67%) French Language
12 19 (1.45%) Financial Institution
13 17 (1.29%) German Language
14 14 (1.07%) Italian Language
14 14 (1.07%) Manufacturing
14 14 (1.07%) Publishing
15 10 (0.76%) Multimedia
16 7 (0.53%) Billing
17 6 (0.46%) Back Office
18 5 (0.38%) Games
Job Titles
1 334 (25.42%) Network Engineer
2 178 (13.55%) Analyst
3 163 (12.40%) Support Engineer
4 138 (10.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 98 (7.46%) Architect
5 98 (7.46%) Cisco Engineer
5 98 (7.46%) Consultant
6 88 (6.70%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 82 (6.24%) Security Engineer
8 81 (6.16%) Support Analyst
9 74 (5.63%) IT Support
10 67 (5.10%) Senior Network Engineer
11 57 (4.34%) Desktop Support
11 57 (4.34%) IT Engineer
12 56 (4.26%) Network Security Engineer
13 50 (3.81%) 2nd Line Support
13 50 (3.81%) IT Manager
13 50 (3.81%) Project Manager
14 46 (3.50%) 3rd Line Support
14 46 (3.50%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (2.74%) 802.1X
2 32 (2.44%) XMPP
3 26 (1.98%) Web Services
4 19 (1.45%) LDAP
5 16 (1.22%) LAMP
5 16 (1.22%) Middleware
6 15 (1.14%) LEMP Stack
7 11 (0.84%) FIX Protocol
8 9 (0.68%) .NET
9 4 (0.30%) Software Packaging
10 3 (0.23%) HTML
10 3 (0.23%) ServiceStack
10 3 (0.23%) XML
11 2 (0.15%) CSS
11 2 (0.15%) Elastic Stack
11 2 (0.15%) JSON
11 2 (0.15%) Kafka
11 2 (0.15%) SAML
11 2 (0.15%) SOAP
11 2 (0.15%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 306 (23.29%) Data Centre
2 124 (9.44%) Analytical Skills
3 62 (4.72%) Video Conferencing
4 61 (4.64%) Management Information System
5 56 (4.26%) Self-Motivation
6 35 (2.66%) Clustering
7 30 (2.28%) Hedge funds
8 26 (1.98%) NHS
9 24 (1.83%) Fintech
10 23 (1.75%) Private Cloud
11 22 (1.67%) Blackberry
11 22 (1.67%) Virtual Team
12 20 (1.52%) Enterprise Storage
13 17 (1.29%) Replication
14 15 (1.14%) Public Cloud
14 15 (1.14%) Security Operations Centre
15 14 (1.07%) Marketing Technology
16 13 (0.99%) Client/Server
16 13 (0.99%) iPhone
17 11 (0.84%) Cyberattack
Operating Systems
1 568 (43.23%) Windows
2 277 (21.08%) Windows Server
3 188 (14.31%) Linux
4 149 (11.34%) Windows Server 2008
5 143 (10.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 141 (10.73%) Windows 10
6 141 (10.73%) Windows 7
7 58 (4.41%) Unix
8 39 (2.97%) CentOS
9 28 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 27 (2.05%) Windows Server 2003
11 26 (1.98%) Windows 8
12 21 (1.60%) Solaris
13 19 (1.45%) Android
14 16 (1.22%) Mac OS
15 13 (0.99%) Windows XP
16 10 (0.76%) Apple iOS
16 10 (0.76%) Mac OS X
16 10 (0.76%) Ubuntu
17 9 (0.68%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 268 (20.40%) ITIL
2 184 (14.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 161 (12.25%) Problem-Solving
4 123 (9.36%) Project Management
5 97 (7.38%) Information Security
6 90 (6.85%) Disaster Recovery
7 79 (6.01%) Network Management
8 78 (5.94%) Service Management
9 71 (5.40%) Network Design
10 69 (5.25%) Network Architecture
11 66 (5.02%) Presales
12 65 (4.95%) Kalman Filter
13 63 (4.79%) Migration
14 62 (4.72%) Load Balancing
15 61 (4.64%) Root Cause Analysis
16 60 (4.57%) Network Monitoring
17 59 (4.49%) Network Load Balancing
18 58 (4.41%) Cybersecurity
19 54 (4.11%) Service Delivery
20 51 (3.88%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 162 (12.33%) SQL
2 149 (11.34%) PowerShell
3 119 (9.06%) Python
4 72 (5.48%) Perl
5 35 (2.66%) Bash Shell
6 33 (2.51%) C
7 29 (2.21%) Shell Script
8 24 (1.83%) VB
8 24 (1.83%) VBScript
9 19 (1.45%) Korn
10 18 (1.37%) PHP
10 18 (1.37%) Ruby
11 16 (1.22%) Java
12 14 (1.07%) Bourne shell
13 10 (0.76%) R
14 6 (0.46%) T-SQL
15 5 (0.38%) C-shell
16 4 (0.30%) PL/SQL
17 3 (0.23%) C#
18 2 (0.15%) Go
Qualifications
1 407 (30.97%) Cisco Certification
2 337 (25.65%) CCNP
3 194 (14.76%) CCNA
4 129 (9.82%) Degree
5 114 (8.68%) Microsoft Certification
6 113 (8.60%) CCIE
7 83 (6.32%) MCSE
8 39 (2.97%) CISSP
8 39 (2.97%) Computer Science Degree
9 29 (2.21%) MCSA
10 26 (1.98%) ITIL Certification
11 23 (1.75%) Security Cleared
12 20 (1.52%) CCVP
12 20 (1.52%) MCP
13 17 (1.29%) GIAC
14 16 (1.22%) CCDP
14 16 (1.22%) MCITP
14 16 (1.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 15 (1.14%) CCIE Routing and Switching
15 15 (1.14%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (6.70%) SLA
2 38 (2.89%) PCI DSS
3 32 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (1.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 16 (1.22%) SAS 70
6 11 (0.84%) QA
7 10 (0.76%) COBIT
7 10 (0.76%) GDPR
8 6 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials
8 6 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 6 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 3 (0.23%) ISO 22301
9 3 (0.23%) PMO
10 2 (0.15%) Basel III
10 2 (0.15%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.076%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.076%) PMBOK
System Software
1 441 (33.56%) Active Directory
2 249 (18.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 94 (7.15%) Hyper-V
4 49 (3.73%) vSphere
5 48 (3.65%) XenApp
6 33 (2.51%) XenDesktop
7 29 (2.21%) Terminal Services
8 23 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
9 22 (1.67%) VMware Server
10 15 (1.14%) Virtual Desktop
11 14 (1.07%) DFS Replication
11 14 (1.07%) Virtual Servers
12 11 (0.84%) NFS
13 10 (0.76%) Docker
13 10 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
13 10 (0.76%) VMware NSX
14 9 (0.68%) Xen
15 7 (0.53%) KVM
15 7 (0.53%) ProxySG
15 7 (0.53%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 67 (5.10%) SCCM
2 66 (5.02%) Cisco CUCM
3 64 (4.87%) Ansible
4 52 (3.96%) Opscode Chef
5 48 (3.65%) Cisco Prime
6 47 (3.58%) Puppet
7 32 (2.44%) Nagios
8 28 (2.13%) Backup Exec
8 28 (2.13%) SCOM
9 25 (1.90%) Terraform
10 24 (1.83%) Kubernetes
11 22 (1.67%) FortiGate
12 21 (1.60%) Cisco UCCX
12 21 (1.60%) Single Sign-On
13 16 (1.22%) Stealthwatch
14 13 (0.99%) Cisco UCCE
15 12 (0.91%) Microsoft Intune
16 11 (0.84%) SolarWinds Orion
16 11 (0.84%) WSUS
17 10 (0.76%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 665 (50.61%) Cisco
2 468 (35.62%) Microsoft
3 336 (25.57%) VMware
4 245 (18.65%) CheckPoint
5 222 (16.89%) Citrix
6 140 (10.65%) F5
7 133 (10.12%) Palo Alto
8 130 (9.89%) Juniper
9 114 (8.68%) SolarWinds
10 96 (7.31%) HP
11 70 (5.33%) Meraki
12 69 (5.25%) Riverbed
13 66 (5.02%) Dell
14 58 (4.41%) Red Hat
15 51 (3.88%) NetApp
16 47 (3.58%) Oracle
17 46 (3.50%) EMC
18 44 (3.35%) Symantec
19 38 (2.89%) Fortinet
20 31 (2.36%) Splunk