Period
to 19 August 2018

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

Wide Area Network (WAN)
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 120 99 114
Rank change year-on-year -21 +15 -39
Permanent jobs citing WAN 138 197 209
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 2.24% 2.83% 2.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.12% 17.88% 17.01%
Number of salaries quoted 123 186 203
West Yorkshire median annual salary £36,000 £37,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.64% -5.63% -20.00%
10th Percentile £22,750 £23,875 £23,100
90th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Yorkshire median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% -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 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 856 1,102 1,229
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 13.92% 15.85% 15.34%
Number of salaries quoted 754 922 1,018
West Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £38,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.84% - -5.00%
10th Percentile £23,475 £23,525 £21,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Yorkshire median annual salary £42,462 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +13.23% - -

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 August 2018.

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 August 2018. 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 -20 84 £47,000 +17.50% 15
Bradford +16 24 £29,000 -7.94% 2
Wakefield -18 15 £22,000 -37.14% 2
Halifax +23 4 £32,500 - 1
Otley - 4 £26,000 -
Dewsbury +7 1 £32,500 -
Huddersfield +1 1 £23,500 -9.62%
Brighouse -2 1 £25,500 +30.77%
Ossett - 1 £32,500 -
WAN
Yorkshire

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

1 118 (85.51%) LAN
2 71 (51.45%) Microsoft
3 63 (45.65%) Windows
4 53 (38.41%) Cisco
5 47 (34.06%) Firewall
6 42 (30.43%) VMware
7 41 (29.71%) Active Directory
8 37 (26.81%) VPN
9 35 (25.36%) ITIL
10 31 (22.46%) SAN
11 30 (21.74%) Citrix
12 29 (21.01%) Cisco Certification
13 27 (19.57%) Data Centre
14 26 (18.84%) Windows Server
15 25 (18.12%) TCP/IP
16 24 (17.39%) VoIP
16 24 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
16 24 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
17 23 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
17 23 (16.67%) SQL
17 23 (16.67%) VLAN
18 22 (15.94%) DNS
18 22 (15.94%) Office 365
19 21 (15.22%) CCNP
20 20 (14.49%) Network Security
20 20 (14.49%) Wi-Fi
20 20 (14.49%) Finance
21 19 (13.77%) Wireless
21 19 (13.77%) Microsoft Office
21 19 (13.77%) MPLS

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 18 (13.04%) MS Exchange
2 7 (5.07%) Exchange Server 2013
2 7 (5.07%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.90%) CloudStack
3 4 (2.90%) JBoss
3 4 (2.90%) OpenStack
3 4 (2.90%) WebLogic
3 4 (2.90%) WebSphere
4 3 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.45%) IBM Domino
5 2 (1.45%) IBM Notes
5 2 (1.45%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.72%) Apache
6 1 (0.72%) CMS
6 1 (0.72%) IIS
Applications
1 19 (13.77%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.45%) Acrobat
3 2 (1.45%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.72%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Carpe Diem
1 1 (0.72%) Elite 3E
1 1 (0.72%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 24 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (15.94%) Office 365
3 12 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (3.62%) IaaS
6 4 (2.90%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (2.17%) PaaS
7 3 (2.17%) SaaS
8 1 (0.72%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.72%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 118 (85.51%) LAN
2 47 (34.06%) Firewall
3 37 (26.81%) VPN
4 31 (22.46%) SAN
5 25 (18.12%) TCP/IP
6 24 (17.39%) VoIP
7 23 (16.67%) VLAN
8 22 (15.94%) DNS
9 20 (14.49%) Network Security
9 20 (14.49%) Wi-Fi
10 19 (13.77%) MPLS
10 19 (13.77%) Wireless
11 14 (10.14%) DHCP
12 13 (9.42%) BGP
13 10 (7.25%) OSPF
14 9 (6.52%) HTTP
14 9 (6.52%) VPLS
15 8 (5.80%) ADSL
16 7 (5.07%) Cisco ASA
16 7 (5.07%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.52%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.62%) MySQL
3 1 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 20 (14.49%) Finance
2 12 (8.70%) Telecoms
3 9 (6.52%) Marketing
4 7 (5.07%) Billing
5 6 (4.35%) Legal
6 3 (2.17%) Back Office
6 3 (2.17%) Retail
7 1 (0.72%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.72%) Law
7 1 (0.72%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 29 (21.01%) Network Engineer
2 17 (12.32%) Support Engineer
3 11 (7.97%) Analyst
3 11 (7.97%) IT Manager
4 10 (7.25%) Infrastructure Manager
4 10 (7.25%) Senior Network Engineer
5 9 (6.52%) Coordinator
6 8 (5.80%) Delivery Manager
6 8 (5.80%) Field Engineer
6 8 (5.80%) Network Manager
6 8 (5.80%) Security Engineer
7 7 (5.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (5.07%) Network Security Engineer
7 7 (5.07%) Service Desk Engineer
8 6 (4.35%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 6 (4.35%) Architect
8 6 (4.35%) IT Project Manager
8 6 (4.35%) Lead Network Engineer
8 6 (4.35%) NOC Engineer
8 6 (4.35%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.45%) Web Services
2 1 (0.72%) .NET
2 1 (0.72%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 27 (19.57%) Data Centre
2 9 (6.52%) Self-Motivation
3 7 (5.07%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 5 (3.62%) Public Cloud
5 4 (2.90%) Linux Command Line
5 4 (2.90%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.17%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.17%) Driving Licence
6 3 (2.17%) Fat Client
6 3 (2.17%) Thin Client
6 3 (2.17%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.45%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.45%) iPhone
7 2 (1.45%) NHS
7 2 (1.45%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.72%) Analytical Mindset
8 1 (0.72%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.72%) EPoS
8 1 (0.72%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 63 (45.65%) Windows
2 26 (18.84%) Windows Server
3 23 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (11.59%) Linux
4 16 (11.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (10.14%) Windows 7
6 7 (5.07%) Windows 8
7 5 (3.62%) Unix
7 5 (3.62%) Windows 10
8 4 (2.90%) AIX
8 4 (2.90%) Debian
8 4 (2.90%) HPUX
8 4 (2.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (2.90%) Solaris
9 2 (1.45%) Windows Vista
9 2 (1.45%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.72%) Android
10 1 (0.72%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.72%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (25.36%) ITIL
2 14 (10.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 13 (9.42%) High Availability
4 12 (8.70%) Change Management
4 12 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
4 12 (8.70%) Network Design
5 11 (7.97%) Service Management
6 10 (7.25%) Service Delivery
6 10 (7.25%) Vulnerability Management
7 9 (6.52%) E-Commerce
7 9 (6.52%) Penetration Testing
8 8 (5.80%) Continuous Improvement
8 8 (5.80%) Incident Management
8 8 (5.80%) IT Strategy
8 8 (5.80%) Mentoring
9 7 (5.07%) B2B
9 7 (5.07%) Customer Requirements
9 7 (5.07%) Patch Management
9 7 (5.07%) Project Management
9 7 (5.07%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 23 (16.67%) SQL
2 4 (2.90%) Bash Shell
2 4 (2.90%) PowerShell
2 4 (2.90%) Python
2 4 (2.90%) Ruby
2 4 (2.90%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.72%) PHP
3 1 (0.72%) VBA
Qualifications
1 29 (21.01%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (15.22%) CCNP
3 15 (10.87%) CCNA
4 4 (2.90%) CCIP
4 4 (2.90%) CCSP
4 4 (2.90%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (2.17%) Degree
5 3 (2.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (2.17%) JNCIA
5 3 (2.17%) JNCIP
5 3 (2.17%) JNCIS
5 3 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (2.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (1.45%) APMP
6 2 (1.45%) CCDA
6 2 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.45%) MCP
6 2 (1.45%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.45%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.45%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.07%) SLA
2 5 (3.62%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.45%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (1.45%) ISO 14001
3 2 (1.45%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 2 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.72%) GDPR
4 1 (0.72%) PMO
System Software
1 41 (29.71%) Active Directory
2 24 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (10.14%) vSphere
4 13 (9.42%) Terminal Services
5 9 (6.52%) XenDesktop
6 6 (4.35%) Hyper-V
7 5 (3.62%) XenApp
8 4 (2.90%) VMware Server
8 4 (2.90%) Xen
8 4 (2.90%) XenServer
9 3 (2.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 3 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.72%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.72%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 6 (4.35%) Nessus
2 4 (2.90%) Ansible
2 4 (2.90%) Cobbler
2 4 (2.90%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (2.90%) Puppet
2 4 (2.90%) SCCM
3 3 (2.17%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (1.45%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.45%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.72%) CASB
5 1 (0.72%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.72%) Nagios
5 1 (0.72%) WSUS
Vendors
1 71 (51.45%) Microsoft
2 53 (38.41%) Cisco
3 42 (30.43%) VMware
4 30 (21.74%) Citrix
5 13 (9.42%) CheckPoint
6 12 (8.70%) Avaya
7 11 (7.97%) HP
7 11 (7.97%) Juniper
8 10 (7.25%) Verint
9 8 (5.80%) SolarWinds
10 7 (5.07%) F5
10 7 (5.07%) Genesys
10 7 (5.07%) NetApp
10 7 (5.07%) Salesforce.com
11 6 (4.35%) Qualys
12 5 (3.62%) Fortinet
12 5 (3.62%) Google
13 4 (2.90%) Oracle
13 4 (2.90%) Red Hat
13 4 (2.90%) Symantec