Period
to 17 December 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 17 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
6 months to
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 106 61 111
Rank change year-on-year -45 +50 -24
Permanent jobs citing WAN 90 197 132
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 2.46% 4.04% 2.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.56% 31.07% 16.84%
Number of salaries quoted 85 170 135
Leeds median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% -16.67%
10th Percentile £22,750 £26,750 £26,400
90th Percentile £54,558 £57,500 £55,000
West Yorkshire median annual salary £35,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -12.50% +6.67% -16.67%

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 485 634 784
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 13.27% 13.00% 14.71%
Number of salaries quoted 434 550 666
Leeds median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.41% +10.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £22,750 £26,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £61,375 £57,875
West Yorkshire median annual salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% -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 17 December 2018.

Salary histogram for WAN in Leeds

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 74 (82.22%) LAN
2 55 (61.11%) Windows
3 46 (51.11%) Microsoft
4 45 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 31 (34.44%) Cisco
5 31 (34.44%) Firewall
6 29 (32.22%) ITIL
7 28 (31.11%) Windows Server
8 26 (28.89%) VMware
9 24 (26.67%) VoIP
10 23 (25.56%) VMware Infrastructure
11 22 (24.44%) Windows 7
11 22 (24.44%) VPN
12 21 (23.33%) SAN
13 20 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
13 20 (22.22%) Office 365
13 20 (22.22%) Windows 10
14 19 (21.11%) MPLS
15 18 (20.00%) BGP
16 17 (18.89%) Cisco Certification
16 17 (18.89%) SQL Server
17 16 (17.78%) Linux
17 16 (17.78%) WLAN
17 16 (17.78%) TCP/IP
17 16 (17.78%) MS Exchange
17 16 (17.78%) OSPF
17 16 (17.78%) VLAN
17 16 (17.78%) Windows Server 2012
18 15 (16.67%) Fortinet
18 15 (16.67%) CCNA

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 (17.78%) MS Exchange
2 14 (15.56%) SharePoint
3 6 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (5.56%) IBM Notes
5 4 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (4.44%) IIS
5 4 (4.44%) Skype for Business
6 3 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (2.22%) Apache
7 2 (2.22%) Confluence
7 2 (2.22%) IBM Domino
7 2 (2.22%) JBoss
7 2 (2.22%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (5.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (2.22%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (2.22%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 20 (22.22%) Office 365
2 12 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (3.33%) IaaS
5 2 (2.22%) Akamai
5 2 (2.22%) PaaS
6 1 (1.11%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (1.11%) Mimecast
6 1 (1.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 74 (82.22%) LAN
2 31 (34.44%) Firewall
3 24 (26.67%) VoIP
4 22 (24.44%) VPN
5 21 (23.33%) SAN
6 19 (21.11%) MPLS
7 18 (20.00%) BGP
8 16 (17.78%) OSPF
8 16 (17.78%) TCP/IP
8 16 (17.78%) VLAN
8 16 (17.78%) WLAN
9 13 (14.44%) Cisco ASA
10 12 (13.33%) Wireless
11 11 (12.22%) Wi-Fi
12 10 (11.11%) DNS
12 10 (11.11%) EIGRP
12 10 (11.11%) Network Security
13 8 (8.89%) Cisco IOS
14 7 (7.78%) DHCP
14 7 (7.78%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (18.89%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.33%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.22%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (2.22%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.22%) Jenkins
1 2 (2.22%) JIRA
General
1 6 (6.67%) Legal
2 4 (4.44%) Finance
2 4 (4.44%) Marketing
2 4 (4.44%) Retail
3 3 (3.33%) Back Office
3 3 (3.33%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.11%) Billing
4 1 (1.11%) Law
Job Titles
1 19 (21.11%) Network Engineer
2 11 (12.22%) 2nd Line Support
2 11 (12.22%) Analyst
3 10 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 9 (10.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 8 (8.89%) Service Analyst
6 7 (7.78%) Project Engineer
7 6 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 6 (6.67%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 6 (6.67%) IT Security Specialist
7 6 (6.67%) Security Engineer
7 6 (6.67%) Security Specialist
8 5 (5.56%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 5 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
9 4 (4.44%) Architect
9 4 (4.44%) Delivery Manager
9 4 (4.44%) IT Engineer
10 3 (3.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 3 (3.33%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.33%) HTML
2 2 (2.22%) J2EE
3 1 (1.11%) SailPoint
3 1 (1.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.33%) Data Centre
2 5 (5.56%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (4.44%) Data Protection Act
3 4 (4.44%) Private Cloud
3 4 (4.44%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.33%) Driving Licence
4 3 (3.33%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (3.33%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.33%) NHS
4 3 (3.33%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.22%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.22%) iPhone
5 2 (2.22%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.11%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 55 (61.11%) Windows
2 28 (31.11%) Windows Server
3 22 (24.44%) Windows 7
4 20 (22.22%) Windows 10
4 20 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (17.78%) Linux
5 16 (17.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (4.44%) Android
6 4 (4.44%) Unix
6 4 (4.44%) Windows 8
6 4 (4.44%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (3.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (32.22%) ITIL
2 12 (13.33%) Change Management
3 11 (12.22%) Cybersecurity
3 11 (12.22%) Information Security
3 11 (12.22%) Service Management
4 9 (10.00%) Service Delivery
5 8 (8.89%) Computer Science
5 8 (8.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 8 (8.89%) Problem-Solving
6 7 (7.78%) CRM
6 7 (7.78%) Penetration Testing
7 6 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (6.67%) Incident Management
7 6 (6.67%) Mentoring
7 6 (6.67%) Security Auditing
7 6 (6.67%) Security Testing
7 6 (6.67%) Service Design
7 6 (6.67%) SIEM
8 5 (5.56%) Identity Access Management
8 5 (5.56%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 12 (13.33%) SQL
2 6 (6.67%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.22%) Bash Shell
3 2 (2.22%) Java
3 2 (2.22%) Python
3 2 (2.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (18.89%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (16.67%) CCNA
3 11 (12.22%) CCNP
4 8 (8.89%) Degree
5 6 (6.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 5 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (4.44%) MCSA
8 3 (3.33%) CCSA
9 2 (2.22%) CCSE
9 2 (2.22%) MCSE
10 1 (1.11%) A+ Certification
10 1 (1.11%) CCIE
10 1 (1.11%) MCDST
10 1 (1.11%) MCP
10 1 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (1.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.78%) GDPR
2 5 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (5.56%) SLA
3 4 (4.44%) Cyber Essentials
3 4 (4.44%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 3 (3.33%) PMO
System Software
1 45 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 23 (25.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (15.56%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (7.78%) Hyper-V
5 4 (4.44%) XenDesktop
6 3 (3.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 3 (3.33%) XenApp
7 1 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (7.78%) vCenter Server
2 6 (6.67%) Norton AntiVirus
2 6 (6.67%) SCCM
3 5 (5.56%) Backup Exec
3 5 (5.56%) Cisco Prime
3 5 (5.56%) Nagios
3 5 (5.56%) Packer
3 5 (5.56%) WhatsUp Gold
3 5 (5.56%) WSUS
4 3 (3.33%) PaperCut
5 2 (2.22%) Ansible
5 2 (2.22%) FortiGate
5 2 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (2.22%) Puppet
5 2 (2.22%) Salt
6 1 (1.11%) CASB
6 1 (1.11%) Iperf
6 1 (1.11%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 46 (51.11%) Microsoft
2 31 (34.44%) Cisco
3 26 (28.89%) VMware
4 15 (16.67%) Fortinet
5 13 (14.44%) F5
6 12 (13.33%) SolarWinds
7 10 (11.11%) CheckPoint
7 10 (11.11%) Symantec
8 9 (10.00%) Citrix
9 8 (8.89%) Palo Alto
10 7 (7.78%) ArcSight
10 7 (7.78%) LogRhythm
10 7 (7.78%) NetApp
11 6 (6.67%) ServiceNow
12 5 (5.56%) Lotus
12 5 (5.56%) ScanSafe
12 5 (5.56%) Splunk
12 5 (5.56%) Veeam
12 5 (5.56%) Zscaler
13 4 (4.44%) Juniper