Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 75 83 146
Rank change year-on-year +8 +63 -53
Permanent jobs citing WAN 222 235 183
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 3.22% 3.25% 2.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.16% 23.04% 13.84%
Number of salaries quoted 182 196 177
West Yorkshire median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -11.76% -5.56%
10th Percentile £27,550 £24,125 £28,900
90th Percentile £54,250 £55,000 £65,000
Yorkshire median annual salary £37,500 £35,925 £42,000
% change year-on-year +4.38% -14.46% +1.20%

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 919 1,020 1,322
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 13.31% 14.09% 14.88%
Number of salaries quoted 785 855 1,088
West Yorkshire median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,850 £21,250 £23,125
90th Percentile £57,500 £61,250 £55,000
Yorkshire median annual salary £37,500 £36,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% -10.00% -

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 21 February 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 21 February 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 +50 187 £42,500 +13.33% 25
Bradford -48 16 £32,000 -20.00% 3
Wakefield -8 7 £51,000 +20.00% 1
Halifax +26 4 £32,500 -9.72%
Brighouse - 2 £39,000 -
Batley -4 1 - -
Huddersfield -4 1 £40,000 +6.67% 1
Liversedge - 1 £23,500 -
Bingley - 1 £23,000 -
WAN
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 175 (78.83%) LAN
2 116 (52.25%) Firewall
3 110 (49.55%) Cisco
4 87 (39.19%) Microsoft
5 80 (36.04%) Windows
6 76 (34.23%) ITIL
7 75 (33.78%) VMware
8 69 (31.08%) VoIP
9 66 (29.73%) Cisco Certification
10 58 (26.13%) Active Directory
10 58 (26.13%) MPLS
11 55 (24.77%) VPN
11 55 (24.77%) Windows Server
12 52 (23.42%) Network Security
13 51 (22.97%) TCP/IP
14 50 (22.52%) CCNP
14 50 (22.52%) Wireless
15 45 (20.27%) Finance
16 41 (18.47%) VLAN
17 40 (18.02%) VMware Infrastructure
17 40 (18.02%) Linux
18 39 (17.57%) CCNA
19 36 (16.22%) DNS
19 36 (16.22%) Windows Server 2008
20 35 (15.77%) Office 365
20 35 (15.77%) MS Exchange
21 33 (14.86%) SAN
22 32 (14.41%) SQL
22 32 (14.41%) Windows Server 2012
23 31 (13.96%) Network Design

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 35 (15.77%) MS Exchange
2 13 (5.86%) Exchange Server 2013
3 11 (4.95%) SharePoint
4 10 (4.50%) Skype for Business
5 6 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (2.25%) IBM Domino
6 5 (2.25%) IBM Notes
7 4 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (1.80%) JBoss
7 4 (1.80%) WebLogic
7 4 (1.80%) WebSphere
8 3 (1.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.90%) CMS
10 1 (0.45%) Apache
10 1 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 22 (9.91%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (4.05%) MS Visio
3 5 (2.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (2.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.35%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.45%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 35 (15.77%) Office 365
2 30 (13.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (7.66%) Cloud Computing
4 12 (5.41%) IaaS
5 9 (4.05%) PaaS
5 9 (4.05%) SaaS
6 4 (1.80%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (1.80%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
8 1 (0.45%) Boomi
8 1 (0.45%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 175 (78.83%) LAN
2 116 (52.25%) Firewall
3 69 (31.08%) VoIP
4 58 (26.13%) MPLS
5 55 (24.77%) VPN
6 52 (23.42%) Network Security
7 51 (22.97%) TCP/IP
8 50 (22.52%) Wireless
9 41 (18.47%) VLAN
10 36 (16.22%) DNS
11 33 (14.86%) SAN
12 29 (13.06%) WLAN
13 28 (12.61%) BGP
14 27 (12.16%) Cisco ASA
15 26 (11.71%) IPsec
16 22 (9.91%) VPLS
17 21 (9.46%) OSPF
18 17 (7.66%) DWDM
18 17 (7.66%) HTTP
18 17 (7.66%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (10.81%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.25%) MySQL
2 5 (2.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.35%) Power BI
3 3 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.90%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 4 (1.80%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.45%) JIRA
General
1 45 (20.27%) Finance
2 13 (5.86%) Retail
3 12 (5.41%) Telecoms
4 9 (4.05%) Financial Institution
5 8 (3.60%) Marketing
6 3 (1.35%) Advertising
7 2 (0.90%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.45%) Automotive
8 1 (0.45%) Back Office
8 1 (0.45%) Law
Job Titles
1 57 (25.68%) Network Engineer
2 35 (15.77%) Analyst
3 22 (9.91%) Network Specialist
4 21 (9.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 20 (9.01%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 19 (8.56%) Architect
7 18 (8.11%) Network Analyst
8 16 (7.21%) Security Specialist
9 14 (6.31%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
9 14 (6.31%) Network Architect
9 14 (6.31%) Network Security Specialist
10 13 (5.86%) Cisco Engineer
10 13 (5.86%) Network Security Analyst
10 13 (5.86%) Project Manager
10 13 (5.86%) Security Analyst
10 13 (5.86%) SOC Analyst
10 13 (5.86%) SOC Specialist
11 12 (5.41%) IT Manager
11 12 (5.41%) Senior Network Architect
11 12 (5.41%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.95%) Web Services
2 1 (0.45%) .NET
2 1 (0.45%) LAMP
2 1 (0.45%) LDAP
2 1 (0.45%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 23 (10.36%) Data Centre
2 19 (8.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 19 (8.56%) Management Information System
3 10 (4.50%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (4.50%) Linux Command Line
4 7 (3.15%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (2.25%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.25%) Mobile Computing
6 4 (1.80%) Public Cloud
7 3 (1.35%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.35%) Clustering
7 3 (1.35%) Microsoft Licensing
7 3 (1.35%) PlayStation
8 1 (0.45%) CMDB
8 1 (0.45%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.45%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.45%) EPoS
8 1 (0.45%) Replication
8 1 (0.45%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.45%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 80 (36.04%) Windows
2 55 (24.77%) Windows Server
3 40 (18.02%) Linux
4 36 (16.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 32 (14.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 29 (13.06%) Windows 7
7 17 (7.66%) Windows 10
8 10 (4.50%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (4.05%) Unix
10 4 (1.80%) AIX
10 4 (1.80%) HPUX
10 4 (1.80%) Mac OS
10 4 (1.80%) Solaris
11 3 (1.35%) Android
11 3 (1.35%) Apple iOS
11 3 (1.35%) CentOS
11 3 (1.35%) Debian
11 3 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (1.35%) Ubuntu
11 3 (1.35%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (34.23%) ITIL
2 31 (13.96%) Network Design
3 25 (11.26%) Load Balancing
4 21 (9.46%) Service Delivery
4 21 (9.46%) Service Management
5 20 (9.01%) Penetration Testing
5 20 (9.01%) PRINCE2
5 20 (9.01%) Project Management
6 19 (8.56%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 18 (8.11%) High Availability
7 18 (8.11%) Network Architecture
8 17 (7.66%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (7.66%) Threat Intelligence
9 16 (7.21%) Data Analysis
9 16 (7.21%) E-Commerce
9 16 (7.21%) Security Operations
10 14 (6.31%) Network Optimisation
10 14 (6.31%) Patch Management
10 14 (6.31%) Risk Analysis
10 14 (6.31%) Social Engineering
Programming Languages
1 32 (14.41%) SQL
2 9 (4.05%) Java
3 8 (3.60%) C
3 8 (3.60%) PowerShell
4 7 (3.15%) Bash Shell
5 4 (1.80%) Python
5 4 (1.80%) Ruby
5 4 (1.80%) Shell Script
6 2 (0.90%) PHP
7 1 (0.45%) C#
7 1 (0.45%) C++
7 1 (0.45%) Perl
7 1 (0.45%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 66 (29.73%) Cisco Certification
2 50 (22.52%) CCNP
3 39 (17.57%) CCNA
4 21 (9.46%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (6.76%) MCSA
6 12 (5.41%) MCSE
7 11 (4.95%) CCIP
7 11 (4.95%) CCSP
8 7 (3.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 6 (2.70%) CCDA
9 6 (2.70%) CCIE
9 6 (2.70%) Degree
9 6 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (2.25%) MCP
11 3 (1.35%) CISM
11 3 (1.35%) CISSP
11 3 (1.35%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (1.35%) PMI Certification
11 3 (1.35%) PMP
11 3 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.31%) PCI DSS
2 10 (4.50%) SLA
3 5 (2.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.35%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.90%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 58 (26.13%) Active Directory
2 40 (18.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (6.76%) Hyper-V
3 15 (6.76%) vSphere
4 14 (6.31%) XenDesktop
5 12 (5.41%) XenApp
6 8 (3.60%) Terminal Services
7 6 (2.70%) Virtual Servers
7 6 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (2.25%) OpenSIPS
9 3 (1.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 17 (7.66%) Nessus
2 7 (3.15%) SCCM
2 7 (3.15%) WSUS
3 6 (2.70%) Cisco CUCM
4 5 (2.25%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (1.80%) Backup Exec
5 4 (1.80%) Cobbler
5 4 (1.80%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (1.80%) Puppet
6 3 (1.35%) Ansible
6 3 (1.35%) SCOM
7 2 (0.90%) Cisco UCCE
7 2 (0.90%) Cisco UCCX
7 2 (0.90%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (0.90%) vCenter Server
7 2 (0.90%) XenMobile
8 1 (0.45%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.45%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 110 (49.55%) Cisco
2 87 (39.19%) Microsoft
3 75 (33.78%) VMware
4 28 (12.61%) Avaya
5 26 (11.71%) Citrix
5 26 (11.71%) Juniper
6 25 (11.26%) F5
7 23 (10.36%) CheckPoint
8 21 (9.46%) HP
9 17 (7.66%) Qualys
9 17 (7.66%) Salesforce.com
10 15 (6.76%) SolarWinds
11 12 (5.41%) Oracle
12 11 (4.95%) NetApp
13 9 (4.05%) Verint
14 8 (3.60%) Genesys
14 8 (3.60%) ServiceNow
15 6 (2.70%) Brocade
15 6 (2.70%) Red Hat
15 6 (2.70%) Symantec