Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 119 121 123
Rank change year-on-year +2 +2 -56
Permanent jobs citing WAN 89 123 140
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 1.98% 2.48% 2.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.57% 17.98% 16.57%
Number of salaries quoted 78 117 159
Leeds median annual salary £46,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.00% -5.88% -15.00%
10th Percentile £26,000 £24,700 £28,300
90th Percentile £59,125 £53,950 £55,000
West Yorkshire median annual salary £36,000 £37,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year -4.00% -10.71% -16.00%

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 611 684 845
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 13.58% 13.78% 14.51%
Number of salaries quoted 528 574 709
Leeds median annual salary £45,000 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £23,750 £21,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £61,250 £59,000
West Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £38,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year +11.84% - -5.00%

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 15 August 2018.

Salary histogram for WAN in Leeds

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 69 (77.53%) LAN
2 49 (55.06%) Microsoft
3 42 (47.19%) Windows
4 37 (41.57%) ITIL
5 34 (38.20%) Cisco
6 29 (32.58%) Firewall
6 29 (32.58%) VMware
7 25 (28.09%) Cisco Certification
7 25 (28.09%) SAN
8 24 (26.97%) Active Directory
9 22 (24.72%) CCNP
9 22 (24.72%) VoIP
10 21 (23.60%) TCP/IP
11 20 (22.47%) Windows Server 2008
11 20 (22.47%) Microsoft Azure
12 19 (21.35%) VPN
12 19 (21.35%) DNS
13 18 (20.22%) MS Exchange
13 18 (20.22%) Finance
13 18 (20.22%) Network Security
14 17 (19.10%) Windows Server 2012
15 16 (17.98%) VLAN
16 15 (16.85%) MPLS
16 15 (16.85%) Linux
16 15 (16.85%) SQL
16 15 (16.85%) Office 365
17 14 (15.73%) Wireless
17 14 (15.73%) VMware Infrastructure
18 13 (14.61%) Avaya
18 13 (14.61%) Windows Server

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 18 (20.22%) MS Exchange
2 8 (8.99%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (4.49%) CloudStack
3 4 (4.49%) JBoss
3 4 (4.49%) OpenStack
3 4 (4.49%) WebLogic
3 4 (4.49%) WebSphere
4 3 (3.37%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (3.37%) IBM Domino
4 3 (3.37%) IBM Notes
4 3 (3.37%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.37%) Skype for Business
5 2 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.12%) CMS
6 1 (1.12%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (8.99%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (2.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.12%) Carpe Diem
1 1 (1.12%) Elite 3E
1 1 (1.12%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 20 (22.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (16.85%) Office 365
3 7 (7.87%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (6.74%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (6.74%) IaaS
5 4 (4.49%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (4.49%) PaaS
5 4 (4.49%) SaaS
6 1 (1.12%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.12%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (1.12%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 69 (77.53%) LAN
2 29 (32.58%) Firewall
3 25 (28.09%) SAN
4 22 (24.72%) VoIP
5 21 (23.60%) TCP/IP
6 19 (21.35%) DNS
6 19 (21.35%) VPN
7 18 (20.22%) Network Security
8 16 (17.98%) VLAN
9 15 (16.85%) MPLS
10 14 (15.73%) Wireless
11 10 (11.24%) DHCP
11 10 (11.24%) VPLS
12 9 (10.11%) BGP
13 8 (8.99%) IPsec
14 7 (7.87%) Cisco ASA
14 7 (7.87%) DWDM
14 7 (7.87%) HTTP
14 7 (7.87%) NAS
14 7 (7.87%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.87%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.49%) MySQL
3 1 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 18 (20.22%) Finance
2 9 (10.11%) Marketing
3 6 (6.74%) Legal
3 6 (6.74%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.37%) Back Office
5 2 (2.25%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.25%) Law
5 2 (2.25%) Retail
6 1 (1.12%) Billing
6 1 (1.12%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 24 (26.97%) Network Engineer
2 8 (8.99%) Delivery Manager
3 7 (7.87%) Lead Network Engineer
3 7 (7.87%) Senior Network Engineer
4 6 (6.74%) Analyst
4 6 (6.74%) Architect
4 6 (6.74%) Infrastructure Manager
4 6 (6.74%) Support Engineer
5 5 (5.62%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (5.62%) Infrastructure Delivery Manager
5 5 (5.62%) Security Engineer
5 5 (5.62%) Security Specialist
5 5 (5.62%) Technical Manager
6 4 (4.49%) DevOps Administrator
6 4 (4.49%) Linux Administrator
6 4 (4.49%) Linux DevOps Administrator
6 4 (4.49%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 4 (4.49%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 4 (4.49%) Network Security Specialist
6 4 (4.49%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.37%) Web Services
2 1 (1.12%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.24%) Data Centre
2 8 (8.99%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 6 (6.74%) Management Information System
3 6 (6.74%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (5.62%) Public Cloud
5 4 (4.49%) Computer Science
5 4 (4.49%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (3.37%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (3.37%) Fat Client
6 3 (3.37%) Thin Client
6 3 (3.37%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (2.25%) Blackberry
7 2 (2.25%) Driving Licence
7 2 (2.25%) iPhone
7 2 (2.25%) NHS
7 2 (2.25%) Smartphone
8 1 (1.12%) Analytical Mindset
8 1 (1.12%) e-Learning
8 1 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.12%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 42 (47.19%) Windows
2 20 (22.47%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (19.10%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (16.85%) Linux
5 13 (14.61%) Windows Server
6 8 (8.99%) Windows 7
7 5 (5.62%) Unix
8 4 (4.49%) AIX
8 4 (4.49%) Debian
8 4 (4.49%) HPUX
8 4 (4.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (4.49%) Solaris
8 4 (4.49%) Windows 10
9 2 (2.25%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (1.12%) Android
10 1 (1.12%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (41.57%) ITIL
2 10 (11.24%) Penetration Testing
2 10 (11.24%) Service Delivery
3 9 (10.11%) Change Management
3 9 (10.11%) E-Commerce
3 9 (10.11%) High Availability
3 9 (10.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 9 (10.11%) Network Design
4 8 (8.99%) Continuous Improvement
4 8 (8.99%) Security Patching
5 7 (7.87%) Data Analysis
5 7 (7.87%) DDoS Mitigation
5 7 (7.87%) Load Balancing
5 7 (7.87%) Security Operations
5 7 (7.87%) Service Management
5 7 (7.87%) Threat Intelligence
5 7 (7.87%) Vulnerability Management
5 7 (7.87%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 6 (6.74%) Issue Tracking
6 6 (6.74%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 15 (16.85%) SQL
2 4 (4.49%) Bash Shell
2 4 (4.49%) Python
2 4 (4.49%) Ruby
2 4 (4.49%) Shell Script
3 2 (2.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 25 (28.09%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (24.72%) CCNP
3 10 (11.24%) CCNA
4 4 (4.49%) CCIP
4 4 (4.49%) CCSP
4 4 (4.49%) Degree
5 3 (3.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (3.37%) MCSE
5 3 (3.37%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (3.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (2.25%) CCDA
6 2 (2.25%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (2.25%) MCP
6 2 (2.25%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.25%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.12%) MCDST
7 1 (1.12%) MCSA
7 1 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.74%) PCI DSS
2 4 (4.49%) SLA
3 2 (2.25%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (1.12%) GDPR
4 1 (1.12%) PMO
System Software
1 24 (26.97%) Active Directory
2 14 (15.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (11.24%) vSphere
4 4 (4.49%) Hyper-V
4 4 (4.49%) Xen
4 4 (4.49%) XenApp
4 4 (4.49%) XenDesktop
4 4 (4.49%) XenServer
5 3 (3.37%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 3 (3.37%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (1.12%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 7 (7.87%) Nessus
2 4 (4.49%) Ansible
2 4 (4.49%) Cobbler
2 4 (4.49%) Norton AntiVirus
2 4 (4.49%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (4.49%) Puppet
3 3 (3.37%) Backup Exec
4 2 (2.25%) SCCM
5 1 (1.12%) CASB
5 1 (1.12%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.12%) Nagios
5 1 (1.12%) WSUS
Vendors
1 49 (55.06%) Microsoft
2 34 (38.20%) Cisco
3 29 (32.58%) VMware
4 13 (14.61%) Avaya
5 11 (12.36%) Verint
6 10 (11.24%) CheckPoint
6 10 (11.24%) Citrix
7 9 (10.11%) Juniper
8 8 (8.99%) Genesys
8 8 (8.99%) Salesforce.com
9 7 (7.87%) F5
9 7 (7.87%) NetApp
9 7 (7.87%) Qualys
9 7 (7.87%) SolarWinds
10 5 (5.62%) Symantec
11 4 (4.49%) Google
11 4 (4.49%) HP
11 4 (4.49%) Oracle
11 4 (4.49%) Red Hat
12 3 (3.37%) Hitachi