Period
to 20 April 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Leeds 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 20 April 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
6 months to
20 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 69 83 119
Rank change year-on-year +14 +36 +21
Permanent jobs citing WAN 134 166 111
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 4.06% 3.22% 2.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 28.09% 28.38% 16.47%
Number of salaries quoted 125 130 92
Leeds median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £36,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% +24.14% -14.71%
10th Percentile £24,500 £31,225 £25,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £58,750 £51,900
West Yorkshire median annual salary £40,350 £42,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -3.93% +12.00% -10.71%

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 Leeds with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Leeds
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 477 585 674
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 14.47% 11.35% 12.90%
Number of salaries quoted 422 469 568
Leeds median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.53% +13.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £24,500 £27,350 £21,250
90th Percentile £58,750 £62,500 £61,250
West Yorkshire median annual salary £40,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +1.25% +6.67% -6.25%

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

Job postings citing WAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Leeds.

Job vacancy trend for WAN in Leeds

WAN
Salary Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing WAN in Leeds.

Salary trend for WAN in Leeds

WAN
Salary Histogram in Leeds

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in Leeds over the 6 months to 20 April 2019.

Salary histogram for WAN in Leeds

For the 6 months to 20 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 Leeds region with a requirement for WAN.

1 106 (79.10%) LAN
2 70 (52.24%) Windows
3 67 (50.00%) Firewall
4 63 (47.01%) Microsoft
5 61 (45.52%) Active Directory
6 58 (43.28%) Cisco
7 52 (38.81%) VMware
8 50 (37.31%) Windows Server
9 49 (36.57%) VMware Infrastructure
10 38 (28.36%) WLAN
11 37 (27.61%) VPN
12 36 (26.87%) Office 365
13 33 (24.63%) Linux
13 33 (24.63%) Cisco Certification
14 32 (23.88%) SQL Server
15 30 (22.39%) MPLS
16 28 (20.90%) CCNP
16 28 (20.90%) Windows Server 2008
17 27 (20.15%) ITIL
17 27 (20.15%) Data Centre
18 26 (19.40%) VoIP
18 26 (19.40%) SAN
18 26 (19.40%) CheckPoint
18 26 (19.40%) Microsoft Azure
19 25 (18.66%) BGP
20 23 (17.16%) TCP/IP
20 23 (17.16%) Cisco ASA
21 22 (16.42%) Wi-Fi
21 22 (16.42%) Windows Server 2012
21 22 (16.42%) Cisco Firepower

WAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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 16 (11.94%) MS Exchange
2 15 (11.19%) SharePoint
3 9 (6.72%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (5.22%) IIS
5 4 (2.99%) Apache
5 4 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (2.24%) Skype for Business
7 2 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.75%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.75%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 11 (8.21%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.49%) iWork
3 1 (0.75%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 36 (26.87%) Office 365
2 26 (19.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (7.46%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (5.97%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 2 (1.49%) G Suite
6 1 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.75%) IaaS
6 1 (0.75%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.75%) PaaS
6 1 (0.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 106 (79.10%) LAN
2 67 (50.00%) Firewall
3 38 (28.36%) WLAN
4 37 (27.61%) VPN
5 30 (22.39%) MPLS
6 26 (19.40%) SAN
6 26 (19.40%) VoIP
7 25 (18.66%) BGP
8 23 (17.16%) Cisco ASA
8 23 (17.16%) TCP/IP
9 22 (16.42%) Cisco Firepower
9 22 (16.42%) Wi-Fi
10 21 (15.67%) VLAN
11 16 (11.94%) Cisco IOS
11 16 (11.94%) OSPF
12 14 (10.45%) DNS
13 13 (9.70%) NAS
14 11 (8.21%) HSRP
14 11 (8.21%) Network Security
14 11 (8.21%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (23.88%) SQL Server
2 11 (8.21%) SQL Server 2016
3 4 (2.99%) MySQL
4 2 (1.49%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (1.49%) JIRA
General
1 12 (8.96%) Finance
2 4 (2.99%) Marketing
3 3 (2.24%) Retail
3 3 (2.24%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.49%) Law
5 1 (0.75%) Legal
Job Titles
1 29 (21.64%) Network Engineer
2 23 (17.16%) Security Engineer
3 18 (13.43%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 15 (11.19%) Analyst
4 15 (11.19%) Cybersecurity Engineer
5 12 (8.96%) Support Engineer
6 11 (8.21%) 2nd Line Support
7 10 (7.46%) IT Engineer
7 10 (7.46%) IT Security Specialist
7 10 (7.46%) IT Support
7 10 (7.46%) Security Specialist
7 10 (7.46%) Service Analyst
8 9 (6.72%) Network Specialist
9 8 (5.97%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 8 (5.97%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 8 (5.97%) Engineering Specialist
9 8 (5.97%) Network Security Engineer
9 8 (5.97%) Senior Security Engineer
10 7 (5.22%) IT Support Engineer
10 7 (5.22%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.22%) LDAP
2 3 (2.24%) X-Windows
3 1 (0.75%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 27 (20.15%) Data Centre
2 10 (7.46%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (7.46%) Linux Command Line
3 9 (6.72%) Clustering
3 9 (6.72%) Public Cloud
4 8 (5.97%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (5.22%) Data Protection Act
6 6 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (3.73%) Management Information System
7 5 (3.73%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.49%) NHS
8 2 (1.49%) Replication
8 2 (1.49%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.75%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 70 (52.24%) Windows
2 50 (37.31%) Windows Server
3 33 (24.63%) Linux
4 28 (20.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (16.42%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (12.69%) Windows 10
7 11 (8.21%) Windows 7
8 5 (3.73%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.49%) Mac OS
9 2 (1.49%) Mac OS X
9 2 (1.49%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.49%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (20.15%) ITIL
2 21 (15.67%) Cybersecurity
3 18 (13.43%) Service Delivery
4 17 (12.69%) Change Management
5 11 (8.21%) Coaching
5 11 (8.21%) Information Security
5 11 (8.21%) Technical Leadership
6 10 (7.46%) High Availability
6 10 (7.46%) Penetration Testing
7 9 (6.72%) Data Protection
7 9 (6.72%) E-Commerce
7 9 (6.72%) Integration Testing
7 9 (6.72%) Security Auditing
7 9 (6.72%) Security Operations
7 9 (6.72%) Security Testing
7 9 (6.72%) SIEM
7 9 (6.72%) Software Deployment
7 9 (6.72%) System Integration Testing
7 9 (6.72%) Technical Architecture
8 8 (5.97%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 18 (13.43%) SQL
2 7 (5.22%) PowerShell
3 4 (2.99%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.49%) C
Qualifications
1 33 (24.63%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (20.90%) CCNP
3 16 (11.94%) CCNA
4 15 (11.19%) CCSA
5 14 (10.45%) CCSE
6 12 (8.96%) CCIE
7 6 (4.48%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (3.73%) Check Point Certification
8 5 (3.73%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 5 (3.73%) Security Cleared
9 4 (2.99%) Degree
10 3 (2.24%) MCSA
11 2 (1.49%) CCDP
11 2 (1.49%) DBS Check
11 2 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (1.49%) MCITP
11 2 (1.49%) SC Cleared
11 2 (1.49%) VCP5
11 2 (1.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.75%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.46%) GDPR
2 8 (5.97%) Cyber Essentials
2 8 (5.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (5.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 4 (2.99%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 4 (2.99%) SLA
5 2 (1.49%) PCI DSS
5 2 (1.49%) PMO
System Software
1 61 (45.52%) Active Directory
2 49 (36.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (14.93%) VMware ESXi
4 10 (7.46%) Hyper-V
5 5 (3.73%) vSphere
5 5 (3.73%) XenDesktop
6 4 (2.99%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (2.99%) XenServer
7 2 (1.49%) XenApp
8 1 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 15 (11.19%) vCenter Server
2 11 (8.21%) Norton AntiVirus
3 10 (7.46%) Backup Exec
3 10 (7.46%) SCCM
4 9 (6.72%) WSUS
5 3 (2.24%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (1.49%) Jamf Pro
6 2 (1.49%) Nagios
7 1 (0.75%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.75%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.75%) Packer
7 1 (0.75%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 63 (47.01%) Microsoft
2 58 (43.28%) Cisco
3 52 (38.81%) VMware
4 26 (19.40%) CheckPoint
5 17 (12.69%) Fortinet
6 15 (11.19%) Symantec
7 14 (10.45%) Juniper
7 14 (10.45%) Palo Alto
8 12 (8.96%) Veeam
9 11 (8.21%) HP
9 11 (8.21%) NetApp
10 9 (6.72%) Citrix
11 8 (5.97%) F5
12 6 (4.48%) Meraki
13 5 (3.73%) Avaya
13 5 (3.73%) ServiceNow
13 5 (3.73%) SolarWinds
13 5 (3.73%) WatchGuard
14 4 (2.99%) SonicWALL
15 3 (2.24%) Apple