Period
to 27 May 2018

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 27 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
6 months to
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 89 137 154
Rank change year-on-year +48 +17 -70
Permanent jobs citing WAN 140 102 112
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 2.95% 2.01% 1.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.97% 15.89% 13.56%
Number of salaries quoted 116 82 120
Leeds median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -11.76% -13.27%
10th Percentile £28,000 £25,500 £28,400
90th Percentile £57,500 £57,075 £55,250
West Yorkshire median annual salary £42,400 £39,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year +8.72% -7.14% -6.67%

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 584 642 826
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 12.33% 12.63% 13.01%
Number of salaries quoted 484 538 700
Leeds median annual salary £45,000 £38,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.42% -7.32% +2.50%
10th Percentile £26,975 £21,250 £24,225
90th Percentile £62,500 £61,250 £57,500
West Yorkshire median annual salary £41,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +10.67% -6.25% +3.90%

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 27 May 2018.

Salary histogram for WAN in Leeds

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 Leeds region with a requirement for WAN.

1 103 (73.57%) LAN
2 79 (56.43%) Cisco
3 75 (53.57%) Firewall
4 73 (52.14%) Microsoft
5 55 (39.29%) Windows
6 53 (37.86%) VoIP
7 50 (35.71%) VMware
8 46 (32.86%) ITIL
9 43 (30.71%) Cisco Certification
9 43 (30.71%) Wireless
10 40 (28.57%) Finance
11 39 (27.86%) Network Security
12 37 (26.43%) CCNP
13 36 (25.71%) VPN
14 35 (25.00%) TCP/IP
14 35 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
15 34 (24.29%) MPLS
16 32 (22.86%) DNS
17 31 (22.14%) Office 365
18 28 (20.00%) Active Directory
18 28 (20.00%) Network Design
19 27 (19.29%) VLAN
20 25 (17.86%) VPLS
20 25 (17.86%) MS Exchange
20 25 (17.86%) Windows Server 2008
21 23 (16.43%) CheckPoint
21 23 (16.43%) Juniper
21 23 (16.43%) SAN
21 23 (16.43%) Penetration Testing
22 22 (15.71%) IPsec

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 25 (17.86%) MS Exchange
2 9 (6.43%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (4.29%) Skype for Business
4 5 (3.57%) JBoss
4 5 (3.57%) WebLogic
4 5 (3.57%) WebSphere
5 4 (2.86%) IBM Domino
5 4 (2.86%) IBM Notes
5 4 (2.86%) SharePoint
6 3 (2.14%) CloudStack
6 3 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (2.14%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 10 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.86%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.71%) Carpe Diem
1 1 (0.71%) Elite 3E
1 1 (0.71%) Sage X3
1 1 (0.71%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 35 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (22.14%) Office 365
3 21 (15.00%) Cloud Computing
4 14 (10.00%) IaaS
5 11 (7.86%) PaaS
6 10 (7.14%) SaaS
7 5 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
7 5 (3.57%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (2.86%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.71%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 103 (73.57%) LAN
2 75 (53.57%) Firewall
3 53 (37.86%) VoIP
4 43 (30.71%) Wireless
5 39 (27.86%) Network Security
6 36 (25.71%) VPN
7 35 (25.00%) TCP/IP
8 34 (24.29%) MPLS
9 32 (22.86%) DNS
10 27 (19.29%) VLAN
11 25 (17.86%) VPLS
12 23 (16.43%) SAN
13 22 (15.71%) IPsec
14 21 (15.00%) DWDM
14 21 (15.00%) HTTP
14 21 (15.00%) HTTPS
14 21 (15.00%) Wireless Security
15 18 (12.86%) WLAN
16 14 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
17 12 (8.57%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.43%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.57%) MySQL
3 3 (2.14%) Power BI
4 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 40 (28.57%) Finance
2 10 (7.14%) Financial Institution
2 10 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 6 (4.29%) Marketing
4 3 (2.14%) Retail
5 2 (1.43%) Law
5 2 (1.43%) Legal
6 1 (0.71%) Advertising
6 1 (0.71%) Automotive
6 1 (0.71%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 50 (35.71%) Network Engineer
2 18 (12.86%) Analyst
3 16 (11.43%) Network Security Specialist
3 16 (11.43%) Network Specialist
3 16 (11.43%) Security Specialist
4 14 (10.00%) Lead Network Engineer
5 13 (9.29%) Network Analyst
5 13 (9.29%) Network Security Analyst
5 13 (9.29%) Security Analyst
5 13 (9.29%) SOC Analyst
5 13 (9.29%) SOC Specialist
6 12 (8.57%) Architect
6 12 (8.57%) Senior Network Engineer
7 8 (5.71%) Consultant
8 7 (5.00%) Delivery Manager
8 7 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (5.00%) Infrastructure Manager
8 7 (5.00%) IT Support
8 7 (5.00%) Network Architect
8 7 (5.00%) Senior Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.14%) Web Services
2 2 (1.43%) .NET
3 1 (0.71%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (15.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 15 (10.71%) Data Centre
3 14 (10.00%) Management Information System
4 7 (5.00%) Linux Command Line
5 6 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (3.57%) Public Cloud
6 5 (3.57%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (2.86%) Computer Science
8 3 (2.14%) Fat Client
8 3 (2.14%) Microsoft Licensing
8 3 (2.14%) PlayStation
8 3 (2.14%) Thin Client
9 2 (1.43%) e-Learning
9 2 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.71%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.71%) Clustering
10 1 (0.71%) Mobile Computing
10 1 (0.71%) NHS
10 1 (0.71%) Replication
10 1 (0.71%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 55 (39.29%) Windows
2 25 (17.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (15.71%) Linux
3 22 (15.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 21 (15.00%) Windows Server
5 8 (5.71%) Windows 7
6 7 (5.00%) Windows 10
7 6 (4.29%) Unix
8 5 (3.57%) AIX
8 5 (3.57%) Debian
8 5 (3.57%) HPUX
8 5 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (3.57%) Solaris
9 4 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (2.14%) CentOS
10 3 (2.14%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.71%) Android
11 1 (0.71%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.71%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (32.86%) ITIL
2 28 (20.00%) Network Design
3 23 (16.43%) Penetration Testing
4 21 (15.00%) Threat Intelligence
4 21 (15.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 20 (14.29%) Data Analysis
5 20 (14.29%) Load Balancing
5 20 (14.29%) Security Operations
6 18 (12.86%) Security Patching
7 17 (12.14%) E-Commerce
7 17 (12.14%) Vulnerability Management
8 16 (11.43%) DDoS Mitigation
8 16 (11.43%) Issue Tracking
9 15 (10.71%) Social Engineering
10 14 (10.00%) B2B
10 14 (10.00%) Risk Analysis
11 13 (9.29%) Business Intelligence
11 13 (9.29%) High Availability
11 13 (9.29%) Kalman Filter
12 12 (8.57%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (12.14%) SQL
2 8 (5.71%) Bash Shell
3 7 (5.00%) PowerShell
4 5 (3.57%) Python
4 5 (3.57%) Ruby
4 5 (3.57%) Shell Script
5 4 (2.86%) C
6 1 (0.71%) C#
6 1 (0.71%) C++
6 1 (0.71%) Java
6 1 (0.71%) Perl
6 1 (0.71%) PHP
6 1 (0.71%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.71%) VB
Qualifications
1 43 (30.71%) Cisco Certification
2 37 (26.43%) CCNP
3 16 (11.43%) CCNA
4 9 (6.43%) CCIP
4 9 (6.43%) CCSP
4 9 (6.43%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (5.71%) MCSE
6 6 (4.29%) MCSA
7 5 (3.57%) MCP
8 4 (2.86%) Degree
8 4 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (1.43%) CCDA
9 2 (1.43%) CCIE
9 2 (1.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.71%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.71%) MCDST
10 1 (0.71%) MCITP
10 1 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (11.43%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.14%) SLA
3 2 (1.43%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (1.43%) ISO 14001
3 2 (1.43%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 28 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 16 (11.43%) vSphere
3 14 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (5.00%) Hyper-V
5 4 (2.86%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (2.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (2.14%) Terminal Services
6 3 (2.14%) Xen
6 3 (2.14%) XenApp
6 3 (2.14%) XenDesktop
6 3 (2.14%) XenServer
7 2 (1.43%) OpenSIPS
7 2 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 21 (15.00%) Nessus
2 5 (3.57%) Ansible
2 5 (3.57%) Cobbler
2 5 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (3.57%) Puppet
2 5 (3.57%) WSUS
3 4 (2.86%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (2.14%) Backup Exec
4 3 (2.14%) SCOM
5 2 (1.43%) SCCM
5 2 (1.43%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.71%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.71%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 79 (56.43%) Cisco
2 73 (52.14%) Microsoft
3 50 (35.71%) VMware
4 23 (16.43%) CheckPoint
4 23 (16.43%) Juniper
5 21 (15.00%) Avaya
5 21 (15.00%) Qualys
5 21 (15.00%) Salesforce.com
6 17 (12.14%) Verint
7 15 (10.71%) F5
7 15 (10.71%) Genesys
8 13 (9.29%) SolarWinds
9 8 (5.71%) Citrix
9 8 (5.71%) HP
9 8 (5.71%) Red Hat
10 5 (3.57%) Google
10 5 (3.57%) NetApp
10 5 (3.57%) Oracle
11 4 (2.86%) Altiris
11 4 (2.86%) Veritas