Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 115 73 111
Rank change year-on-year -42 +38 -26
Permanent jobs citing WAN 80 170 144
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 2.06% 3.56% 2.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.15% 24.46% 17.82%
Number of salaries quoted 70 158 166
Leeds median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £21,500 £26,000 £26,125
90th Percentile £56,025 £54,475 £55,000
West Yorkshire median annual salary £34,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -15.00% - -20.00%

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 528 695 808
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 13.58% 14.55% 14.88%
Number of salaries quoted 461 596 695
Leeds median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +8.97% -2.50%
10th Percentile £23,000 £25,750 £21,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £61,250 £59,500
West Yorkshire median annual salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% -

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 16 October 2018.

Salary histogram for WAN in Leeds

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 65 (81.25%) LAN
2 44 (55.00%) Windows
3 41 (51.25%) Microsoft
4 35 (43.75%) Active Directory
5 27 (33.75%) ITIL
6 25 (31.25%) VoIP
6 25 (31.25%) Firewall
7 24 (30.00%) Cisco
8 22 (27.50%) Office 365
9 20 (25.00%) VPN
10 19 (23.75%) Windows 7
11 18 (22.50%) Windows Server
11 18 (22.50%) VMware
12 17 (21.25%) TCP/IP
12 17 (21.25%) Linux
12 17 (21.25%) Microsoft Azure
13 16 (20.00%) Windows 10
13 16 (20.00%) Network Security
14 15 (18.75%) MS Exchange
14 15 (18.75%) SAN
14 15 (18.75%) MPLS
15 14 (17.50%) VLAN
16 13 (16.25%) DNS
17 12 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
17 12 (15.00%) BGP
17 12 (15.00%) Fortinet
17 12 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
18 11 (13.75%) VMware Infrastructure
18 11 (13.75%) CheckPoint
18 11 (13.75%) Wireless

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 15 (18.75%) MS Exchange
2 7 (8.75%) SharePoint
3 6 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (6.25%) IBM Notes
5 4 (5.00%) JBoss
6 3 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (3.75%) IIS
6 3 (3.75%) Skype for Business
7 2 (2.50%) Apache
7 2 (2.50%) CloudStack
7 2 (2.50%) Confluence
7 2 (2.50%) IBM Domino
7 2 (2.50%) OpenStack
7 2 (2.50%) Tomcat
7 2 (2.50%) WebLogic
7 2 (2.50%) WebSphere
8 1 (1.25%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (8.75%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (6.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (1.25%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 22 (27.50%) Office 365
2 17 (21.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (7.50%) IaaS
5 4 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (3.75%) PaaS
7 2 (2.50%) Akamai
7 2 (2.50%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (2.50%) SaaS
8 1 (1.25%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 65 (81.25%) LAN
2 25 (31.25%) Firewall
2 25 (31.25%) VoIP
3 20 (25.00%) VPN
4 17 (21.25%) TCP/IP
5 16 (20.00%) Network Security
6 15 (18.75%) MPLS
6 15 (18.75%) SAN
7 14 (17.50%) VLAN
8 13 (16.25%) DNS
9 12 (15.00%) BGP
10 11 (13.75%) Wireless
10 11 (13.75%) WLAN
11 10 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
11 10 (12.50%) OSPF
12 9 (11.25%) IPsec
12 9 (11.25%) VPLS
13 8 (10.00%) DHCP
13 8 (10.00%) EIGRP
14 7 (8.75%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.75%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (3.75%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (3.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.50%) MySQL
4 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (2.50%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.50%) Jenkins
1 2 (2.50%) JIRA
General
1 6 (7.50%) Legal
2 5 (6.25%) Marketing
2 5 (6.25%) Retail
2 5 (6.25%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.00%) Finance
4 3 (3.75%) Back Office
5 1 (1.25%) Billing
5 1 (1.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (18.75%) Network Engineer
2 11 (13.75%) 2nd Line Support
2 11 (13.75%) Support Engineer
3 8 (10.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 7 (8.75%) Analyst
4 7 (8.75%) Security Specialist
5 6 (7.50%) Security Engineer
5 6 (7.50%) Service Analyst
6 5 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 5 (6.25%) Desktop Support
6 5 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (6.25%) Senior Network Engineer
7 4 (5.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 4 (5.00%) Architect
7 4 (5.00%) Delivery Manager
7 4 (5.00%) IT Engineer
7 4 (5.00%) Network Specialist
7 4 (5.00%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
7 4 (5.00%) Senior Security Specialist
7 4 (5.00%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.75%) HTML
2 2 (2.50%) J2EE
3 1 (1.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.25%) Data Centre
2 6 (7.50%) Computer Science
2 6 (7.50%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (6.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 5 (6.25%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (5.00%) Private Cloud
4 4 (5.00%) Public Cloud
5 3 (3.75%) Driving Licence
5 3 (3.75%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.75%) NHS
6 2 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.50%) Blackberry
6 2 (2.50%) iPhone
6 2 (2.50%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.25%) Analytical Mindset
7 1 (1.25%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (1.25%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 44 (55.00%) Windows
2 19 (23.75%) Windows 7
3 18 (22.50%) Windows Server
4 17 (21.25%) Linux
5 16 (20.00%) Windows 10
6 12 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (11.25%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (8.75%) Unix
9 4 (5.00%) Android
10 3 (3.75%) Ubuntu
10 3 (3.75%) Windows 8
10 3 (3.75%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (2.50%) AIX
11 2 (2.50%) Debian
11 2 (2.50%) HPUX
11 2 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (2.50%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (33.75%) ITIL
2 9 (11.25%) Cybersecurity
2 9 (11.25%) Penetration Testing
2 9 (11.25%) Service Management
3 8 (10.00%) Information Security
3 8 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 6 (7.50%) Incident Management
4 6 (7.50%) Security Operations
4 6 (7.50%) Service Delivery
5 5 (6.25%) Antivirus Management
5 5 (6.25%) CRM
5 5 (6.25%) DDoS Mitigation
5 5 (6.25%) Network Architecture
5 5 (6.25%) Network Design
5 5 (6.25%) PRINCE2
5 5 (6.25%) Project Management
5 5 (6.25%) Security Patching
5 5 (6.25%) Vulnerability Management
6 4 (5.00%) Change Management
6 4 (5.00%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 11 (13.75%) SQL
2 5 (6.25%) PowerShell
3 4 (5.00%) Bash Shell
3 4 (5.00%) Python
3 4 (5.00%) Ruby
4 2 (2.50%) Java
4 2 (2.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (11.25%) CCNP
3 8 (10.00%) CCNA
4 6 (7.50%) Degree
5 4 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (5.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 3 (3.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (2.50%) CCIP
7 2 (2.50%) CCSP
7 2 (2.50%) SC Cleared
7 2 (2.50%) Security Cleared
8 1 (1.25%) A+ Certification
8 1 (1.25%) MCDST
8 1 (1.25%) MCP
8 1 (1.25%) MCSA
8 1 (1.25%) MCSE
8 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.25%) SLA
2 4 (5.00%) GDPR
2 4 (5.00%) PCI DSS
3 3 (3.75%) PMO
4 2 (2.50%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 35 (43.75%) Active Directory
2 11 (13.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (6.25%) Hyper-V
4 4 (5.00%) vSphere
4 4 (5.00%) XenApp
4 4 (5.00%) XenDesktop
5 3 (3.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (2.50%) Xen
6 2 (2.50%) XenServer
7 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (1.25%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 5 (6.25%) Nagios
2 4 (5.00%) Ansible
2 4 (5.00%) Cisco Prime
2 4 (5.00%) Nessus
2 4 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (5.00%) Packer
2 4 (5.00%) Puppet
2 4 (5.00%) SCCM
2 4 (5.00%) WhatsUp Gold
3 3 (3.75%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (3.75%) PaperCut
3 3 (3.75%) WSUS
4 2 (2.50%) Backup Exec
4 2 (2.50%) Cobbler
4 2 (2.50%) FortiGate
4 2 (2.50%) Salt
5 1 (1.25%) CASB
5 1 (1.25%) Iperf
Vendors
1 41 (51.25%) Microsoft
2 24 (30.00%) Cisco
3 18 (22.50%) VMware
4 12 (15.00%) Fortinet
5 11 (13.75%) CheckPoint
5 11 (13.75%) F5
5 11 (13.75%) SolarWinds
6 10 (12.50%) Citrix
7 8 (10.00%) Juniper
8 6 (7.50%) Palo Alto
9 5 (6.25%) ArcSight
9 5 (6.25%) LogRhythm
9 5 (6.25%) Lotus
9 5 (6.25%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (5.00%) Qualys
10 4 (5.00%) SAP
10 4 (5.00%) ScanSafe
10 4 (5.00%) ServiceNow
10 4 (5.00%) SOTI
10 4 (5.00%) Symantec