Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 104 85
Rank change year-on-year +38 -19 -28
Permanent jobs citing WAN 190 136 237
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 3.81% 2.52% 3.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 28.32% 16.81% 20.24%
Number of salaries quoted 165 148 236
Leeds median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -16.67% +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £57,500 £55,000 £73,750
West Yorkshire median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - -11.11% -

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 671 809 1171
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 13.47% 14.99% 16.90%
Number of salaries quoted 577 690 976
Leeds median annual salary £41,500 £38,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.21% -1.30% -3.75%
10th Percentile £26,000 £21,250 £23,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
West Yorkshire median annual salary £38,000 £37,703 £37,500
% change year-on-year +0.79% +0.54% -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 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for WAN in Leeds

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT jobs citing WAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Leeds region with a requirement for WAN.

1 154 (81.05%) LAN
2 90 (47.37%) Firewall
3 88 (46.32%) Windows
4 86 (45.26%) VMware
5 85 (44.74%) Microsoft
6 76 (40.00%) Cisco
6 76 (40.00%) Active Directory
7 74 (38.95%) Windows Server
8 69 (36.32%) ITIL
9 68 (35.79%) VMware Infrastructure
10 58 (30.53%) Cisco Certification
11 54 (28.42%) VPN
11 54 (28.42%) MPLS
12 52 (27.37%) VoIP
13 49 (25.79%) Windows Server 2008
14 48 (25.26%) Windows Server 2012
15 47 (24.74%) MS Exchange
16 44 (23.16%) CCNA
16 44 (23.16%) SAN
17 38 (20.00%) BGP
18 37 (19.47%) CCNP
19 35 (18.42%) Network Security
20 34 (17.89%) VLAN
21 32 (16.84%) TCP/IP
21 32 (16.84%) HP
21 32 (16.84%) SQL Server
22 31 (16.32%) Windows 7
23 30 (15.79%) Linux
23 30 (15.79%) OSPF
24 27 (14.21%) 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 47 (24.74%) MS Exchange
2 18 (9.47%) Exchange Server 2013
3 11 (5.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (5.79%) IBM Domino
3 11 (5.79%) IBM Notes
4 10 (5.26%) SharePoint
5 5 (2.63%) CMS
6 4 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (2.11%) IIS
7 3 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (1.58%) JBoss
7 3 (1.58%) Skype for Business
7 3 (1.58%) WebLogic
7 3 (1.58%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 13 (6.84%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.11%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.05%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 14 (7.37%) Office 365
2 6 (3.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.58%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (1.58%) IaaS
4 2 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.05%) OneDrive
4 2 (1.05%) PaaS
4 2 (1.05%) SaaS
5 1 (0.53%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 154 (81.05%) LAN
2 90 (47.37%) Firewall
3 54 (28.42%) MPLS
3 54 (28.42%) VPN
4 52 (27.37%) VoIP
5 44 (23.16%) SAN
6 38 (20.00%) BGP
7 35 (18.42%) Network Security
8 34 (17.89%) VLAN
9 32 (16.84%) TCP/IP
10 30 (15.79%) OSPF
11 27 (14.21%) Wireless
12 25 (13.16%) Cisco ASA
13 24 (12.63%) DNS
14 19 (10.00%) DHCP
14 19 (10.00%) WLAN
15 18 (9.47%) Cisco IOS
16 15 (7.89%) Spanning Tree
17 11 (5.79%) Internet
18 10 (5.26%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (16.84%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.63%) MySQL
2 5 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.58%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.53%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.53%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.53%) Riak
Development Applications
1 4 (2.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.53%) JIRA
General
1 23 (12.11%) Telecoms
2 19 (10.00%) Finance
3 13 (6.84%) Retail
4 8 (4.21%) Marketing
5 2 (1.05%) Advertising
6 1 (0.53%) Back Office
6 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 39 (20.53%) Network Engineer
2 31 (16.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 30 (15.79%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 25 (13.16%) Analyst
5 22 (11.58%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 17 (8.95%) 2nd Line Support
6 17 (8.95%) Architect
7 16 (8.42%) IT Support
8 15 (7.89%) Cisco Engineer
8 15 (7.89%) IT Analyst
9 14 (7.37%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 14 (7.37%) IT Engineer
10 13 (6.84%) Network Analyst
10 13 (6.84%) Network Operations Engineer
10 13 (6.84%) Operations Engineer
11 12 (6.32%) Project Manager
12 11 (5.79%) IT Manager
12 11 (5.79%) Network Architect
12 11 (5.79%) Support Engineer
13 10 (5.26%) Telephony Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.05%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 21 (11.05%) Data Centre
2 13 (6.84%) Linux Command Line
3 11 (5.79%) Management Information System
4 7 (3.68%) iPad
4 7 (3.68%) Mobile Computing
5 6 (3.16%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (3.16%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.11%) Clustering
6 4 (2.11%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (1.58%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.05%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.05%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.05%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (1.05%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.05%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.53%) CMDB
9 1 (0.53%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.53%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.53%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 88 (46.32%) Windows
2 74 (38.95%) Windows Server
3 49 (25.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 48 (25.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 31 (16.32%) Windows 7
6 30 (15.79%) Linux
7 10 (5.26%) Windows 10
7 10 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (4.74%) Unix
9 5 (2.63%) Android
9 5 (2.63%) Mac OS
10 4 (2.11%) Solaris
11 3 (1.58%) AIX
11 3 (1.58%) HPUX
11 3 (1.58%) Windows XP
12 2 (1.05%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.05%) Windows 8
12 2 (1.05%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.53%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (36.32%) ITIL
2 26 (13.68%) High Availability
3 19 (10.00%) Patch Management
4 16 (8.42%) PRINCE2
4 16 (8.42%) Project Management
5 15 (7.89%) Network Architecture
5 15 (7.89%) Presales
5 15 (7.89%) Service Delivery
6 13 (6.84%) Change Management
6 13 (6.84%) Load Balancing
7 11 (5.79%) Disaster Recovery
7 11 (5.79%) Service Management
8 10 (5.26%) Network Design
9 9 (4.74%) Cybersecurity
10 8 (4.21%) ITIL V3
10 8 (4.21%) Mentoring
11 7 (3.68%) Penetration Testing
11 7 (3.68%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (3.16%) CRM
13 5 (2.63%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 25 (13.16%) SQL
2 5 (2.63%) C
3 3 (1.58%) Bash Shell
3 3 (1.58%) Python
3 3 (1.58%) Ruby
3 3 (1.58%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 58 (30.53%) Cisco Certification
2 44 (23.16%) CCNA
3 37 (19.47%) CCNP
4 20 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (7.89%) MCSE
6 13 (6.84%) MCSA
7 10 (5.26%) CCDA
7 10 (5.26%) CCIP
7 10 (5.26%) CCSP
8 8 (4.21%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (4.21%) MCP
9 7 (3.68%) CCIE
10 6 (3.16%) CISM
10 6 (3.16%) CISSP
10 6 (3.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 6 (3.16%) MCITP
10 6 (3.16%) PMI Certification
10 6 (3.16%) PMP
11 4 (2.11%) CEH
11 4 (2.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.74%) SLA
2 7 (3.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.11%) Cyber Essentials
3 4 (2.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 3 (1.58%) PCI DSS
5 2 (1.05%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.53%) PMO
System Software
1 76 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 68 (35.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (10.00%) XenDesktop
4 18 (9.47%) XenApp
5 14 (7.37%) Hyper-V
6 9 (4.74%) OpenSIPS
7 7 (3.68%) Virtual Servers
8 6 (3.16%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (3.16%) vSphere
9 5 (2.63%) Terminal Services
10 3 (1.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (0.53%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 10 (5.26%) Norton AntiVirus
2 7 (3.68%) WSUS
3 6 (3.16%) SCCM
4 5 (2.63%) Backup Exec
5 4 (2.11%) AirWatch
6 3 (1.58%) Cobbler
6 3 (1.58%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (1.58%) Puppet
7 2 (1.05%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (1.05%) Cisco UCCE
7 2 (1.05%) Cisco UCCX
7 2 (1.05%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (1.05%) vCenter Server
7 2 (1.05%) XenMobile
8 1 (0.53%) Ansible
8 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.53%) SmoothWall
8 1 (0.53%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 86 (45.26%) VMware
2 85 (44.74%) Microsoft
3 76 (40.00%) Cisco
4 32 (16.84%) HP
5 26 (13.68%) Citrix
6 25 (13.16%) F5
7 24 (12.63%) Avaya
8 20 (10.53%) NetApp
9 13 (6.84%) Juniper
9 13 (6.84%) Symantec
10 11 (5.79%) Lotus
11 9 (4.74%) Brocade
12 7 (3.68%) CheckPoint
13 5 (2.63%) Oracle
13 5 (2.63%) ServiceNow
14 4 (2.11%) Aruba
14 4 (2.11%) Fortinet
15 3 (1.58%) NETGEAR
15 3 (1.58%) Veeam
15 3 (1.58%) WatchGuard