Period
to 14 October 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 14 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
14 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 88 107 74
Rank change year-on-year +19 -33 +16
Permanent jobs citing WAN 130 133 231
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 3.05% 2.45% 3.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.59% 17.43% 20.48%
Number of salaries quoted 115 114 214
West Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £33,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +26.87% -16.25% -
10th Percentile £25,600 £21,500 £26,075
90th Percentile £57,500 £56,000 £57,500
Yorkshire median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +1.91%

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 551 763 1,128
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 12.92% 14.04% 17.24%
Number of salaries quoted 457 658 955
West Yorkshire median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +1.27% +5.33%
10th Percentile £24,750 £22,350 £24,700
90th Percentile £63,750 £57,500 £60,000
Yorkshire median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%

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 14 October 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 14 October 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 +48 102 £45,000 +12.50% 14
Wakefield -4 12 £32,500 +47.73% 3
Bradford +14 7 £45,000 +30.43% 3
Huddersfield - 4 £32,500 -
Brighouse +3 1 £22,500 -11.76%
Halifax -4 1 £38,500 +18.46%
Wetherby - 1 £27,500 -
WAN
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 14 October 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.

1 102 (78.46%) LAN
2 68 (52.31%) Firewall
3 59 (45.38%) Microsoft
4 55 (42.31%) Cisco
5 49 (37.69%) VPN
6 46 (35.38%) VMware
7 44 (33.85%) Windows
8 42 (32.31%) Active Directory
9 38 (29.23%) VoIP
10 36 (27.69%) Windows Server
11 35 (26.92%) Cisco Certification
12 34 (26.15%) Linux
13 33 (25.38%) ITIL
14 32 (24.62%) CCNP
15 28 (21.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 26 (20.00%) Office 365
16 26 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
17 25 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
17 25 (19.23%) VLAN
18 24 (18.46%) Network Security
19 23 (17.69%) Wireless
20 22 (16.92%) OSPF
20 22 (16.92%) BGP
21 21 (16.15%) Azure
22 20 (15.38%) Cisco Firepower
23 19 (14.62%) Windows 10
23 19 (14.62%) MS Exchange
24 18 (13.85%) CheckPoint
24 18 (13.85%) MPLS
25 17 (13.08%) Citrix

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 19 (14.62%) MS Exchange
2 11 (8.46%) Exchange Server 2013
3 9 (6.92%) SharePoint
4 6 (4.62%) Skype for Business
5 4 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (3.08%) IIS
6 3 (2.31%) IBM Domino
6 3 (2.31%) IBM Notes
7 2 (1.54%) Apache
7 2 (1.54%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.77%) SAS
Applications
1 16 (12.31%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.54%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (0.77%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 26 (20.00%) Office 365
2 21 (16.15%) Azure
3 10 (7.69%) AWS
3 10 (7.69%) IaaS
4 7 (5.38%) SaaS
5 6 (4.62%) PaaS
6 5 (3.85%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 4 (3.08%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.77%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.77%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 102 (78.46%) LAN
2 68 (52.31%) Firewall
3 49 (37.69%) VPN
4 38 (29.23%) VoIP
5 26 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
6 25 (19.23%) VLAN
7 24 (18.46%) Network Security
8 23 (17.69%) Wireless
9 22 (16.92%) BGP
9 22 (16.92%) OSPF
10 20 (15.38%) Cisco Firepower
11 18 (13.85%) MPLS
12 14 (10.77%) DHCP
12 14 (10.77%) DNS
12 14 (10.77%) SAN
13 13 (10.00%) Ethernet
13 13 (10.00%) TCP/IP
13 13 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
14 12 (9.23%) Remote Desktop
15 11 (8.46%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.08%) Crystal Reports
1 4 (3.08%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.54%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.77%) Jenkins
General
1 16 (12.31%) Finance
2 13 (10.00%) Retail
3 8 (6.15%) Manufacturing
4 7 (5.38%) Telecoms
5 4 (3.08%) Legal
6 2 (1.54%) Law
6 2 (1.54%) Marketing
6 2 (1.54%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.54%) Public Sector
7 1 (0.77%) Billing
Job Titles
1 47 (36.15%) Network Engineer
2 22 (16.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 20 (15.38%) Security Engineer
4 17 (13.08%) Technical Support
5 16 (12.31%) IT Support
6 15 (11.54%) Support Engineer
7 14 (10.77%) Network Security Engineer
8 13 (10.00%) IT Engineer
8 13 (10.00%) Project Engineer
9 11 (8.46%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
9 11 (8.46%) Network Support
10 10 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
10 10 (7.69%) Analyst
10 10 (7.69%) Network Support Engineer
11 9 (6.92%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 9 (6.92%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 9 (6.92%) Technical Engineer
11 9 (6.92%) Technical Support Engineer
12 7 (5.38%) IT Manager
12 7 (5.38%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.15%) LDAP
2 4 (3.08%) HTML
3 3 (2.31%) .NET
4 1 (0.77%) COM
4 1 (0.77%) OAuth
4 1 (0.77%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.54%) Data Centre
2 10 (7.69%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (4.62%) iPad
4 5 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.85%) Private Cloud
4 5 (3.85%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (3.08%) Driving Licence
5 4 (3.08%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.31%) Clustering
6 3 (2.31%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.31%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (1.54%) NHS
7 2 (1.54%) PKI
7 2 (1.54%) Replication
8 1 (0.77%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.77%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.77%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.77%) iPhone
8 1 (0.77%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.77%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 44 (33.85%) Windows
2 36 (27.69%) Windows Server
3 34 (26.15%) Linux
4 19 (14.62%) Windows 10
5 16 (12.31%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (10.77%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (10.00%) Windows 7
8 10 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (3.08%) Ubuntu
9 4 (3.08%) Windows XP
10 2 (1.54%) Unix
11 1 (0.77%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (25.38%) ITIL
2 28 (21.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 14 (10.77%) Change Management
3 14 (10.77%) Cybersecurity
4 13 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
5 12 (9.23%) Problem-Solving
5 12 (9.23%) Project Delivery
6 11 (8.46%) Project Management
7 10 (7.69%) Antivirus Management
8 9 (6.92%) Information Security
9 8 (6.15%) Preventative Maintenance
9 8 (6.15%) SIEM
9 8 (6.15%) Technical Leadership
10 7 (5.38%) Service Delivery
10 7 (5.38%) Supplier Management
11 6 (4.62%) Disaster Recovery
11 6 (4.62%) Kalman Filter
11 6 (4.62%) Patch Management
11 6 (4.62%) Root Cause Analysis
11 6 (4.62%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (11.54%) SQL
2 9 (6.92%) C
2 9 (6.92%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.54%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 35 (26.92%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (24.62%) CCNP
3 15 (11.54%) CCIE
3 15 (11.54%) CCNA
4 11 (8.46%) CCSA
4 11 (8.46%) CCSE
5 9 (6.92%) CCDP
5 9 (6.92%) DBS Check
6 8 (6.15%) Check Point Certification
7 5 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (3.85%) SANS
8 4 (3.08%) CISA
8 4 (3.08%) CISM
8 4 (3.08%) CompTIA Security+
8 4 (3.08%) MCSE
8 4 (3.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 4 (3.08%) SSCP
9 3 (2.31%) Degree
9 3 (2.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (1.54%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (10.00%) PCI DSS
2 6 (4.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (3.08%) NIST
4 3 (2.31%) SLA
5 1 (0.77%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.77%) PMO
System Software
1 42 (32.31%) Active Directory
2 25 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (6.15%) Hyper-V
4 7 (5.38%) XenApp
5 4 (3.08%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 4 (3.08%) Terminal Services
5 4 (3.08%) VMware NSX
6 3 (2.31%) vSphere
7 2 (1.54%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.54%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.77%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.77%) NFS
Systems Management
1 10 (7.69%) Cisco CUCM
2 9 (6.92%) WSUS
3 4 (3.08%) Backup Exec
3 4 (3.08%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (3.08%) PaperCut
3 4 (3.08%) SCCM
4 3 (2.31%) vCenter Server
5 2 (1.54%) Nagios
5 2 (1.54%) Nessus
6 1 (0.77%) Ansible
6 1 (0.77%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.77%) Terraform
6 1 (0.77%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 59 (45.38%) Microsoft
2 55 (42.31%) Cisco
3 46 (35.38%) VMware
4 18 (13.85%) CheckPoint
5 17 (13.08%) Citrix
6 14 (10.77%) Palo Alto
7 12 (9.23%) Juniper
8 11 (8.46%) Fortinet
9 5 (3.85%) Meraki
9 5 (3.85%) Sage
9 5 (3.85%) SolarWinds
9 5 (3.85%) SonicWALL
9 5 (3.85%) Symantec
10 4 (3.08%) Adobe
10 4 (3.08%) F5
10 4 (3.08%) Imperva
11 3 (2.31%) Altiris
11 3 (2.31%) Lotus
11 3 (2.31%) Veeam
11 3 (2.31%) Veritas