Period
to 7 August 2020

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 7 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
6 months to
7 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 65 60 112
Rank change year-on-year -5 +52 +4
Permanent jobs citing WAN 57 138 95
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Leeds 3.47% 4.43% 2.07%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 31.67% 34.16% 15.57%
Number of salaries quoted 37 130 87
Median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +6.38% +20.51%
10th Percentile £25,450 £25,450 £27,800
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,250 £61,000
West Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £46,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year -3.23% +24.00% -

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 180 404 610
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 10.96% 12.97% 13.28%
Number of salaries quoted 138 346 521
Median annual salary £48,750 £45,750 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.56% +1.67% +8.43%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,125 £25,750
90th Percentile £64,000 £65,000 £63,750
West Yorkshire median annual salary £48,750 £41,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +17.47% -2.35% +13.33%

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

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

Job vacancy trend for WAN in Leeds

WAN
Salary Trend in Leeds

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

Salary trend for WAN in Leeds

WAN
Salary Histogram in Leeds

Salary distribution for jobs citing WAN in Leeds over the 6 months to 7 August 2020.

Salary histogram for WAN in Leeds

For the 6 months to 7 August 2020, 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 48 (84.21%) LAN
2 33 (57.89%) Firewall
3 27 (47.37%) Cisco
4 21 (36.84%) VoIP
4 21 (36.84%) ITIL
5 20 (35.09%) Cisco Certification
5 20 (35.09%) Azure
6 18 (31.58%) Disaster Recovery
6 18 (31.58%) Wireless
7 17 (29.82%) VMware
7 17 (29.82%) CCNA
7 17 (29.82%) Microsoft
7 17 (29.82%) Office 365
8 16 (28.07%) VMware Infrastructure
9 14 (24.56%) SAN
10 13 (22.81%) VPN
10 13 (22.81%) Problem-Solving
11 12 (21.05%) Data Centre
11 12 (21.05%) TCP/IP
11 12 (21.05%) IP Telephony
12 11 (19.30%) Information Security
12 11 (19.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 11 (19.30%) CCNP
12 11 (19.30%) Microsoft Certification
12 11 (19.30%) Cisco ASA
13 10 (17.54%) DevOps
13 10 (17.54%) Decision-Making
13 10 (17.54%) Windows
13 10 (17.54%) MPLS
13 10 (17.54%) BGP

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 2 (3.51%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (12.28%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (7.02%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (7.02%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (35.09%) Azure
2 17 (29.82%) Office 365
3 3 (5.26%) SaaS
4 2 (3.51%) AWS
4 2 (3.51%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 48 (84.21%) LAN
2 33 (57.89%) Firewall
3 21 (36.84%) VoIP
4 18 (31.58%) Wireless
5 14 (24.56%) SAN
6 13 (22.81%) VPN
7 12 (21.05%) IP Telephony
7 12 (21.05%) TCP/IP
8 11 (19.30%) Cisco ASA
9 10 (17.54%) BGP
9 10 (17.54%) MPLS
10 9 (15.79%) Ethernet
10 9 (15.79%) Wireless Security
11 8 (14.04%) Cisco Firepower
12 7 (12.28%) Cisco ISE
12 7 (12.28%) Network Security
12 7 (12.28%) Unified Communications
12 7 (12.28%) VLAN
13 6 (10.53%) Wireshark
14 5 (8.77%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.75%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 10 (17.54%) Finance
2 6 (10.53%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (15.79%) Network Engineer
2 8 (14.04%) Operations Manager
3 7 (12.28%) Security Engineer
4 6 (10.53%) Administrator
4 6 (10.53%) Architect
4 6 (10.53%) Delivery Manager
4 6 (10.53%) Infrastructure Manager
4 6 (10.53%) Infrastructure Operations Manager
4 6 (10.53%) IT Administrator
4 6 (10.53%) IT Manager
4 6 (10.53%) IT Operations Manager
4 6 (10.53%) IT Systems Administrator
4 6 (10.53%) Network Administrator
4 6 (10.53%) Platform Manager
4 6 (10.53%) Senior Network Engineer
4 6 (10.53%) Systems Administrator
5 5 (8.77%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 5 (8.77%) Analyst
5 5 (8.77%) Azure Specialist
5 5 (8.77%) IT Technician
Miscellaneous
1 12 (21.05%) Data Centre
2 6 (10.53%) Enterprise Storage
3 5 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (8.77%) Client/Server
3 5 (8.77%) Management Information System
4 3 (5.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (3.51%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (1.75%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 10 (17.54%) Windows
2 5 (8.77%) Windows Server
3 3 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (3.51%) Linux
4 2 (3.51%) Windows Server 2019
5 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (36.84%) ITIL
2 18 (31.58%) Disaster Recovery
3 13 (22.81%) Problem-Solving
4 11 (19.30%) Information Security
5 10 (17.54%) Decision-Making
5 10 (17.54%) DevOps
6 8 (14.04%) Capacity Planning
6 8 (14.04%) Continuous Improvement
6 8 (14.04%) ITSM
6 8 (14.04%) Mentoring
6 8 (14.04%) Network Design
6 8 (14.04%) Service Delivery
7 6 (10.53%) Business Continuity
7 6 (10.53%) Capacity Management
7 6 (10.53%) Collaborative Working
7 6 (10.53%) Facilities Management
7 6 (10.53%) Network Architecture
7 6 (10.53%) Server Virtualisation
7 6 (10.53%) Storage Management
7 6 (10.53%) Strategic Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.26%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.75%) C
2 1 (1.75%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (35.09%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (29.82%) CCNA
3 11 (19.30%) CCNP
3 11 (19.30%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (15.79%) Degree
5 8 (14.04%) CCIE
5 8 (14.04%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (14.04%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (12.28%) MCSA
7 6 (10.53%) CCDP
7 6 (10.53%) MCSE
8 5 (8.77%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 1 (1.75%) DBS Check
9 1 (1.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (1.75%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (19.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (12.28%) SLA
3 6 (10.53%) PCI DSS
4 3 (5.26%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (5.26%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (1.75%) GDPR
5 1 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 16 (28.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (10.53%) Virtual Machines
2 6 (10.53%) VMware NSX
2 6 (10.53%) vSphere
3 5 (8.77%) Xen
4 3 (5.26%) Active Directory
5 1 (1.75%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (10.53%) vCenter Server
2 2 (3.51%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (1.75%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 27 (47.37%) Cisco
2 17 (29.82%) Microsoft
2 17 (29.82%) VMware
3 7 (12.28%) Palo Alto
4 6 (10.53%) CheckPoint
4 6 (10.53%) Citrix
4 6 (10.53%) Meraki
4 6 (10.53%) Riverbed
5 4 (7.02%) Sage
5 4 (7.02%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (5.26%) Juniper
6 3 (5.26%) NetApp
7 1 (1.75%) Aruba