Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
6 months to
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 65 117 75
Rank change year-on-year +52 -42 +44
Permanent jobs citing WAN 117 84 171
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 3.87% 2.04% 3.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 34.21% 14.76% 22.92%
Number of salaries quoted 104 75 158
Leeds median annual salary £45,000 £43,821 £40,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.69% +7.54% +1.88%
10th Percentile £25,575 £23,100 £26,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £54,475
West Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +28.57% -12.50% -

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 342 569 746
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 11.32% 13.80% 15.12%
Number of salaries quoted 291 499 632
Leeds median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +11.84%
10th Percentile £27,000 £25,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £61,250
West Yorkshire median annual salary £40,000 £42,150 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.10% +5.38% +5.26%

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 22 September 2019.

Salary histogram for WAN in Leeds

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 85 (72.65%) LAN
2 70 (59.83%) Firewall
3 60 (51.28%) Cisco
4 50 (42.74%) Microsoft
5 44 (37.61%) VPN
6 41 (35.04%) Linux
7 39 (33.33%) Active Directory
8 37 (31.62%) VoIP
9 36 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
10 35 (29.91%) Windows
11 33 (28.21%) CCNP
12 32 (27.35%) VMware
13 29 (24.79%) Windows Server
14 25 (21.37%) Cisco Firepower
14 25 (21.37%) CheckPoint
14 25 (21.37%) VLAN
14 25 (21.37%) Cisco ASA
15 23 (19.66%) ITIL
16 22 (18.80%) MS Exchange
16 22 (18.80%) OSPF
17 21 (17.95%) Wireless
17 21 (17.95%) BGP
18 20 (17.09%) Network Security
19 19 (16.24%) Windows 10
19 19 (16.24%) Palo Alto
20 18 (15.38%) Fortinet
20 18 (15.38%) Citrix
21 17 (14.53%) Juniper
21 17 (14.53%) MPLS
21 17 (14.53%) SQL

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 22 (18.80%) MS Exchange
2 10 (8.55%) Exchange Server 2013
3 9 (7.69%) SharePoint
4 5 (4.27%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (4.27%) Skype for Business
5 3 (2.56%) IBM Domino
5 3 (2.56%) IBM Notes
5 3 (2.56%) IIS
6 2 (1.71%) Apache
6 2 (1.71%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 12 (10.26%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (4.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.71%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.71%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 16 (13.68%) Office 365
2 11 (9.40%) Azure
3 10 (8.55%) IaaS
4 9 (7.69%) AWS
5 6 (5.13%) PaaS
5 6 (5.13%) SaaS
6 5 (4.27%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 1 (0.85%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.85%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 85 (72.65%) LAN
2 70 (59.83%) Firewall
3 44 (37.61%) VPN
4 37 (31.62%) VoIP
5 25 (21.37%) Cisco ASA
5 25 (21.37%) Cisco Firepower
5 25 (21.37%) VLAN
6 22 (18.80%) OSPF
7 21 (17.95%) BGP
7 21 (17.95%) Wireless
8 20 (17.09%) Network Security
9 17 (14.53%) MPLS
10 15 (12.82%) WLAN
11 14 (11.97%) SAN
12 12 (10.26%) Ethernet
12 12 (10.26%) Wi-Fi
13 11 (9.40%) IP Telephony
13 11 (9.40%) Remote Desktop
14 9 (7.69%) Cisco Nexus
14 9 (7.69%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.27%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.42%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (1.71%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Jenkins
General
1 15 (12.82%) Finance
2 9 (7.69%) Retail
3 7 (5.98%) Manufacturing
3 7 (5.98%) Public Sector
3 7 (5.98%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.42%) Legal
5 2 (1.71%) Marketing
5 2 (1.71%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.85%) Billing
6 1 (0.85%) Law
Job Titles
1 48 (41.03%) Network Engineer
2 24 (20.51%) Security Engineer
3 17 (14.53%) IT Support
4 16 (13.68%) Network Security Engineer
4 16 (13.68%) Support Engineer
5 15 (12.82%) Technical Support
6 13 (11.11%) Project Engineer
7 12 (10.26%) 2nd Line Support
7 12 (10.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 11 (9.40%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 11 (9.40%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 9 (7.69%) Network Support
9 9 (7.69%) Network Support Engineer
10 8 (6.84%) Senior Security Engineer
10 8 (6.84%) Technical Engineer
10 8 (6.84%) Technical Support Engineer
11 7 (5.98%) IT Manager
11 7 (5.98%) Security Specialist
11 7 (5.98%) Senior Network Engineer
11 7 (5.98%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.40%) LDAP
2 4 (3.42%) HTML
3 3 (2.56%) .NET
4 1 (0.85%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.97%) Data Centre
2 10 (8.55%) Self-Motivation
3 7 (5.98%) Linux Command Line
4 6 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (5.13%) iPad
4 6 (5.13%) Private Cloud
5 5 (4.27%) Clustering
5 5 (4.27%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (4.27%) Management Information System
5 5 (4.27%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.71%) NHS
6 2 (1.71%) Replication
7 1 (0.85%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.85%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (0.85%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.85%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.85%) PKI
7 1 (0.85%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.85%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 41 (35.04%) Linux
2 35 (29.91%) Windows
3 29 (24.79%) Windows Server
4 19 (16.24%) Windows 10
5 16 (13.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (12.82%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (11.11%) Windows 7
8 9 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (4.27%) Windows XP
10 4 (3.42%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.85%) Unix
11 1 (0.85%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (19.66%) ITIL
2 16 (13.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 14 (11.97%) Network Monitoring
4 13 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
5 12 (10.26%) Project Delivery
6 11 (9.40%) Change Management
6 11 (9.40%) Project Management
7 10 (8.55%) Antivirus Management
8 8 (6.84%) Preventative Maintenance
8 8 (6.84%) Supplier Management
9 7 (5.98%) Disaster Recovery
9 7 (5.98%) Identity Management
9 7 (5.98%) Problem-Solving
9 7 (5.98%) Service Delivery
9 7 (5.98%) SIEM
10 6 (5.13%) Hardware Maintenance
10 6 (5.13%) Migration
10 6 (5.13%) Patch Management
10 6 (5.13%) Root Cause Analysis
11 5 (4.27%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 17 (14.53%) SQL
2 8 (6.84%) C
2 8 (6.84%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.71%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 36 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
2 33 (28.21%) CCNP
3 17 (14.53%) CCSA
3 17 (14.53%) CCSE
4 15 (12.82%) CCIE
4 15 (12.82%) CCNA
5 10 (8.55%) Check Point Certification
6 8 (6.84%) CCDP
6 8 (6.84%) DBS Check
7 5 (4.27%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (3.42%) Degree
8 4 (3.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 3 (2.56%) MCSE
9 3 (2.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (1.71%) MCSA
11 1 (0.85%) ISACA
11 1 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.85%) MCITP
11 1 (0.85%) MCP
11 1 (0.85%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.84%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.71%) GDPR
2 2 (1.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.71%) SLA
3 1 (0.85%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.85%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 1 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (0.85%) PMO
System Software
1 39 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 15 (12.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (6.84%) XenApp
4 6 (5.13%) Citrix Hypervisor
4 6 (5.13%) Hyper-V
5 4 (3.42%) Terminal Services
5 4 (3.42%) VMware NSX
6 2 (1.71%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.71%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.85%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 10 (8.55%) Cisco CUCM
2 9 (7.69%) WSUS
3 5 (4.27%) SCCM
4 4 (3.42%) Backup Exec
4 4 (3.42%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (3.42%) PaperCut
5 3 (2.56%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.85%) Ansible
6 1 (0.85%) Nagios
6 1 (0.85%) Nessus
6 1 (0.85%) Terraform
Vendors
1 60 (51.28%) Cisco
2 50 (42.74%) Microsoft
3 32 (27.35%) VMware
4 25 (21.37%) CheckPoint
5 19 (16.24%) Palo Alto
6 18 (15.38%) Citrix
6 18 (15.38%) Fortinet
7 17 (14.53%) Juniper
8 6 (5.13%) SolarWinds
8 6 (5.13%) SonicWALL
9 5 (4.27%) Meraki
10 4 (3.42%) F5
10 4 (3.42%) Imperva
10 4 (3.42%) Sage
10 4 (3.42%) Symantec
11 3 (2.56%) Altiris
11 3 (2.56%) Lotus
11 3 (2.56%) Veeam
11 3 (2.56%) Veritas
12 2 (1.71%) NetApp