Period
to 19 May 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 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 19 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
19 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 70 101 122
Rank change year-on-year +31 +21 +36
Permanent jobs citing WAN 181 179 161
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 3.99% 2.65% 2.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.71% 20.04% 17.67%
Number of salaries quoted 170 152 139
West Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £41,000 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.76% +3.80% -5.95%
10th Percentile £24,477 £25,500 £24,200
90th Percentile £57,500 £57,350 £57,500
Yorkshire median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -7.41%

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 West Yorkshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
West Yorkshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 704 893 911
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 15.50% 13.23% 12.88%
Number of salaries quoted 621 776 769
West Yorkshire median annual salary £41,000 £40,750 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.61% +8.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £23,000 £25,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £60,000
Yorkshire median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -6.25%

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

Job postings citing WAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire.

Job vacancy trend for WAN in West Yorkshire

WAN
Salary Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing WAN in West Yorkshire.

Salary trend for WAN in West Yorkshire

WAN
Salary Histogram in West Yorkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 19 May 2019.

Salary histogram for WAN in West Yorkshire

WAN
Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the West Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 19 May 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds +32 144 £46,500 +3.33% 5
Wakefield +12 17 £37,500 +70.45% 3
Bradford +16 12 £35,000 +16.67% 1
Dewsbury - 2 £33,000 -
Ossett - 2 £33,000 -
Wetherby - 2 £31,000 -
Halifax -6 1 £38,500 +40.00% 1
WAN
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 19 May 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for WAN.

1 146 (80.66%) LAN
2 90 (49.72%) Firewall
3 88 (48.62%) Windows
4 80 (44.20%) Active Directory
5 78 (43.09%) Cisco
5 78 (43.09%) Microsoft
6 63 (34.81%) VMware
7 62 (34.25%) Windows Server
8 56 (30.94%) VMware Infrastructure
9 55 (30.39%) VPN
10 51 (28.18%) Office 365
11 42 (23.20%) Cisco Certification
11 42 (23.20%) Microsoft Azure
12 41 (22.65%) ITIL
12 41 (22.65%) VoIP
13 40 (22.10%) WLAN
14 37 (20.44%) SQL Server
14 37 (20.44%) Linux
14 37 (20.44%) Wi-Fi
15 36 (19.89%) CCNP
15 36 (19.89%) CheckPoint
16 33 (18.23%) Windows Server 2012
17 32 (17.68%) SAN
18 31 (17.13%) Windows Server 2008
19 30 (16.57%) MPLS
19 30 (16.57%) Data Centre
20 29 (16.02%) BGP
21 27 (14.92%) Cisco ASA
22 26 (14.36%) DNS
22 26 (14.36%) Cisco Firepower

WAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 21 (11.60%) MS Exchange
2 19 (10.50%) SharePoint
3 8 (4.42%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (3.87%) IIS
5 4 (2.21%) Apache
5 4 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.10%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 15 (8.29%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.10%) iWork
Business Applications
1 1 (0.55%) Dynamics GP
1 1 (0.55%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 51 (28.18%) Office 365
2 42 (23.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (8.84%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (6.63%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 4 (2.21%) IaaS
5 4 (2.21%) PaaS
5 4 (2.21%) SaaS
6 2 (1.10%) G Suite
7 1 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.55%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 146 (80.66%) LAN
2 90 (49.72%) Firewall
3 55 (30.39%) VPN
4 41 (22.65%) VoIP
5 40 (22.10%) WLAN
6 37 (20.44%) Wi-Fi
7 32 (17.68%) SAN
8 30 (16.57%) MPLS
9 29 (16.02%) BGP
10 27 (14.92%) Cisco ASA
11 26 (14.36%) Cisco Firepower
11 26 (14.36%) DNS
12 22 (12.15%) VLAN
13 21 (11.60%) TCP/IP
14 20 (11.05%) Cisco IOS
14 20 (11.05%) OSPF
15 15 (8.29%) Network Security
15 15 (8.29%) Wireless
16 14 (7.73%) NX-OS
17 13 (7.18%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (20.44%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.08%) SQL Server 2016
3 4 (2.21%) MySQL
4 2 (1.10%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (1.10%) JIRA
2 1 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 21 (11.60%) Finance
2 7 (3.87%) Retail
3 4 (2.21%) Marketing
4 3 (1.66%) Legal
5 2 (1.10%) Law
5 2 (1.10%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.55%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 41 (22.65%) Network Engineer
2 29 (16.02%) Security Engineer
3 21 (11.60%) Analyst
4 20 (11.05%) Support Engineer
5 17 (9.39%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 17 (9.39%) IT Engineer
6 16 (8.84%) 2nd Line Support
6 16 (8.84%) Cybersecurity Engineer
6 16 (8.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 13 (7.18%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 13 (7.18%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 13 (7.18%) IT Support
7 13 (7.18%) Network Security Engineer
8 12 (6.63%) Security Specialist
8 12 (6.63%) Service Analyst
9 10 (5.52%) Network Specialist
10 9 (4.97%) Engineering Specialist
10 9 (4.97%) Senior Security Engineer
10 9 (4.97%) Support Analyst
10 9 (4.97%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.52%) LDAP
2 3 (1.66%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 30 (16.57%) Data Centre
2 12 (6.63%) Self-Motivation
3 11 (6.08%) Enterprise Software
4 10 (5.52%) Clustering
4 10 (5.52%) Linux Command Line
5 9 (4.97%) Public Cloud
6 6 (3.31%) Data Protection Act
6 6 (3.31%) Private Cloud
7 5 (2.76%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (2.76%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.66%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.66%) NHS
9 2 (1.10%) Replication
9 2 (1.10%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 1 (0.55%) EPoS
10 1 (0.55%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 88 (48.62%) Windows
2 62 (34.25%) Windows Server
3 37 (20.44%) Linux
4 33 (18.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 31 (17.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 23 (12.71%) Windows 10
7 13 (7.18%) Windows 7
8 5 (2.76%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (2.21%) Windows XP
10 3 (1.66%) Mac OS X
10 3 (1.66%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.10%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.55%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (22.65%) ITIL
2 22 (12.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 21 (11.60%) Cybersecurity
4 16 (8.84%) Change Management
4 16 (8.84%) Service Delivery
5 15 (8.29%) High Availability
6 14 (7.73%) Coaching
6 14 (7.73%) Integration Testing
6 14 (7.73%) System Integration Testing
7 12 (6.63%) Technical Leadership
8 10 (5.52%) Penetration Testing
8 10 (5.52%) Technical Architecture
9 9 (4.97%) Data Protection
9 9 (4.97%) Mentoring
9 9 (4.97%) Security Operations
9 9 (4.97%) Software Deployment
10 8 (4.42%) Data Entry
10 8 (4.42%) Problem-Solving
10 8 (4.42%) Security Auditing
10 8 (4.42%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 25 (13.81%) SQL
2 6 (3.31%) PowerShell
3 4 (2.21%) Bash Shell
3 4 (2.21%) C
Qualifications
1 42 (23.20%) Cisco Certification
2 36 (19.89%) CCNP
3 19 (10.50%) CCIE
4 17 (9.39%) CCSA
5 16 (8.84%) CCNA
5 16 (8.84%) CCSE
6 8 (4.42%) Check Point Certification
7 5 (2.76%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (2.76%) Security Cleared
8 4 (2.21%) CCDP
8 4 (2.21%) DBS Check
8 4 (2.21%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (1.66%) MCSE
9 3 (1.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (1.10%) Degree
10 2 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.10%) MCITP
10 2 (1.10%) SC Cleared
10 2 (1.10%) VCP5
11 1 (0.55%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.97%) GDPR
2 7 (3.87%) Cyber Essentials
2 7 (3.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (3.31%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 4 (2.21%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 4 (2.21%) PCI DSS
4 4 (2.21%) SLA
5 2 (1.10%) PMO
System Software
1 80 (44.20%) Active Directory
2 56 (30.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (10.50%) Hyper-V
4 15 (8.29%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (3.31%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 6 (3.31%) XenDesktop
6 5 (2.76%) Virtual Desktop
6 5 (2.76%) vSphere
6 5 (2.76%) XenApp
7 3 (1.66%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.55%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 15 (8.29%) SCCM
2 14 (7.73%) vCenter Server
3 13 (7.18%) WSUS
4 10 (5.52%) Norton AntiVirus
5 9 (4.97%) Backup Exec
6 5 (2.76%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (1.10%) Jamf Pro
8 1 (0.55%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 1 (0.55%) Nagios
Vendors
1 78 (43.09%) Cisco
1 78 (43.09%) Microsoft
2 63 (34.81%) VMware
3 36 (19.89%) CheckPoint
4 19 (10.50%) Juniper
5 18 (9.94%) Fortinet
6 16 (8.84%) Citrix
6 16 (8.84%) Palo Alto
6 16 (8.84%) Veeam
7 14 (7.73%) Symantec
8 13 (7.18%) HP
9 12 (6.63%) SonicWALL
10 11 (6.08%) NetApp
11 8 (4.42%) F5
12 6 (3.31%) Meraki
13 5 (2.76%) Avaya
13 5 (2.76%) WatchGuard
14 4 (2.21%) Dell
14 4 (2.21%) ServiceNow
15 3 (1.66%) Mitel