Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 90 69 76
Rank change year-on-year -21 +7 +21
Permanent jobs citing WAN 153 247 259
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 2.95% 3.67% 3.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.26% 23.02% 22.68%
Number of salaries quoted 141 219 222
West Yorkshire median annual salary £35,000 £40,000 £38,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% +3.23% -13.89%
10th Percentile £22,000 £26,250 £24,025
90th Percentile £53,750 £57,000 £55,000
Yorkshire median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -16.67%

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 755 1,073 1,142
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 14.57% 15.92% 15.15%
Number of salaries quoted 652 913 948
West Yorkshire median annual salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% -2.60%
10th Percentile £22,750 £25,550 £21,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £58,950 £62,500
Yorkshire median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% -1.33%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 -40 91 £38,750 -3.13% 26
Bradford +38 31 £35,000 +9.38% 2
Wakefield -15 11 £22,000 -45.00% 5
Halifax +8 7 £32,500 -13.33%
Otley - 4 £26,000 -
Ossett - 2 £33,000 - 1
Dewsbury - 2 £33,000 -
Batley -3 1 £18,000 -68.70%
WAN
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 10 December 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.

1 135 (88.24%) LAN
2 81 (52.94%) Windows
3 66 (43.14%) Active Directory
4 63 (41.18%) Microsoft
5 59 (38.56%) Cisco
6 54 (35.29%) Firewall
7 46 (30.07%) Windows Server
8 42 (27.45%) Wi-Fi
9 40 (26.14%) VMware
10 39 (25.49%) VPN
11 32 (20.92%) VMware Infrastructure
12 31 (20.26%) Data Centre
12 31 (20.26%) VoIP
13 30 (19.61%) ITIL
13 30 (19.61%) Office 365
13 30 (19.61%) Windows 7
14 29 (18.95%) Windows 10
15 27 (17.65%) Disaster Recovery
16 26 (16.99%) SAN
16 26 (16.99%) Windows Server 2012
16 26 (16.99%) Network Security
17 25 (16.34%) CheckPoint
18 24 (15.69%) OSPF
18 24 (15.69%) DNS
19 23 (15.03%) MPLS
20 22 (14.38%) TCP/IP
20 22 (14.38%) SQL
21 21 (13.73%) SQL Server
21 21 (13.73%) BGP
21 21 (13.73%) VLAN

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 (12.42%) MS Exchange
2 18 (11.76%) SharePoint
3 5 (3.27%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (3.27%) IBM Notes
4 4 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (2.61%) IIS
4 4 (2.61%) Skype for Business
5 3 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.31%) Apache
6 2 (1.31%) Confluence
6 2 (1.31%) IBM Domino
6 2 (1.31%) JBoss
6 2 (1.31%) Tomcat
Applications
1 19 (12.42%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (4.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (4.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.31%) Acrobat
3 2 (1.31%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (1.31%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 30 (19.61%) Office 365
2 19 (12.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (7.84%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (2.61%) IaaS
5 2 (1.31%) Akamai
5 2 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.31%) PaaS
6 1 (0.65%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (0.65%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 135 (88.24%) LAN
2 54 (35.29%) Firewall
3 42 (27.45%) Wi-Fi
4 39 (25.49%) VPN
5 31 (20.26%) VoIP
6 26 (16.99%) Network Security
6 26 (16.99%) SAN
7 24 (15.69%) DNS
7 24 (15.69%) OSPF
8 23 (15.03%) MPLS
9 22 (14.38%) TCP/IP
10 21 (13.73%) BGP
10 21 (13.73%) VLAN
11 20 (13.07%) Wireless
12 15 (9.80%) EIGRP
12 15 (9.80%) WLAN
13 13 (8.50%) DHCP
14 12 (7.84%) Cisco ASA
15 11 (7.19%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 9 (5.88%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (13.73%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.96%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.31%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (3.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (1.31%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.31%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.31%) JIRA
General
1 16 (10.46%) Finance
2 8 (5.23%) Telecoms
3 6 (3.92%) Legal
4 4 (2.61%) Billing
4 4 (2.61%) Marketing
4 4 (2.61%) Retail
5 3 (1.96%) Back Office
6 1 (0.65%) Law
6 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 34 (22.22%) Network Engineer
2 21 (13.73%) Analyst
3 16 (10.46%) Support Engineer
4 14 (9.15%) Network Manager
5 13 (8.50%) Security Engineer
6 11 (7.19%) 2nd Line Support
6 11 (7.19%) IT Manager
7 10 (6.54%) Network Security Engineer
7 10 (6.54%) Service Analyst
8 9 (5.88%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 8 (5.23%) Administrator
9 8 (5.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (5.23%) IT Administrator
9 8 (5.23%) IT Systems Administrator
9 8 (5.23%) Network Services Manager
9 8 (5.23%) Service Manager
9 8 (5.23%) Systems Administrator
10 7 (4.58%) Network Support
10 7 (4.58%) Project Engineer
10 7 (4.58%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.96%) HTML
2 2 (1.31%) J2EE
3 1 (0.65%) SailPoint
3 1 (0.65%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 31 (20.26%) Data Centre
2 9 (5.88%) Driving Licence
3 7 (4.58%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (3.27%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (2.61%) Private Cloud
6 3 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.96%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (1.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 3 (1.96%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (1.96%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.96%) NHS
6 3 (1.96%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.31%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.31%) iPhone
7 2 (1.31%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (1.31%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.65%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 81 (52.94%) Windows
2 46 (30.07%) Windows Server
3 30 (19.61%) Windows 7
4 29 (18.95%) Windows 10
5 26 (16.99%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (13.73%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (10.46%) Linux
8 12 (7.84%) Windows 8
9 4 (2.61%) Android
9 4 (2.61%) Unix
9 4 (2.61%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (1.96%) Ubuntu
11 2 (1.31%) Windows Vista
11 2 (1.31%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (19.61%) ITIL
2 27 (17.65%) Disaster Recovery
3 17 (11.11%) Service Management
4 15 (9.80%) Change Management
4 15 (9.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 15 (9.80%) Mentoring
5 14 (9.15%) Information Security
5 14 (9.15%) Problem-Solving
6 13 (8.50%) Cybersecurity
6 13 (8.50%) High Availability
7 12 (7.84%) Incident Management
7 12 (7.84%) Network Design
8 11 (7.19%) ITSM
8 11 (7.19%) Vulnerability Management
9 9 (5.88%) Network Monitoring
9 9 (5.88%) Service Delivery
10 8 (5.23%) Business Continuity
10 8 (5.23%) Computer Science
10 8 (5.23%) Load Balancing
10 8 (5.23%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 22 (14.38%) SQL
2 6 (3.92%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.31%) Bash Shell
3 2 (1.31%) Java
3 2 (1.31%) Python
3 2 (1.31%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 20 (13.07%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (12.42%) CCNA
3 11 (7.19%) CCNP
4 9 (5.88%) Degree
5 7 (4.58%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (3.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 6 (3.92%) MCSA
7 5 (3.27%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (2.61%) MCSE
8 4 (2.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (1.96%) CCSA
9 3 (1.96%) JNCIA
9 3 (1.96%) JNCIP
9 3 (1.96%) JNCIS
10 2 (1.31%) CCSE
10 2 (1.31%) MCITP
10 2 (1.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (1.31%) SANS
10 2 (1.31%) Security Cleared
10 2 (1.31%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.92%) GDPR
1 6 (3.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (3.92%) SLA
2 3 (1.96%) Cyber Essentials
2 3 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 3 (1.96%) PMO
3 1 (0.65%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 66 (43.14%) Active Directory
2 32 (20.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (11.76%) Hyper-V
4 13 (8.50%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (3.27%) Terminal Services
5 5 (3.27%) vSphere
6 4 (2.61%) VMware Server
6 4 (2.61%) XenApp
6 4 (2.61%) XenDesktop
7 3 (1.96%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.65%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 12 (7.84%) SCCM
2 9 (5.88%) WhatsUp Gold
3 8 (5.23%) WSUS
4 6 (3.92%) Norton AntiVirus
4 6 (3.92%) vCenter Server
5 5 (3.27%) Backup Exec
5 5 (3.27%) Cisco Prime
5 5 (3.27%) Nagios
5 5 (3.27%) Packer
6 3 (1.96%) PaperCut
7 2 (1.31%) Ansible
7 2 (1.31%) FortiGate
7 2 (1.31%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.31%) Puppet
7 2 (1.31%) Salt
8 1 (0.65%) CASB
8 1 (0.65%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (0.65%) Iperf
8 1 (0.65%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.65%) Nessus
Vendors
1 63 (41.18%) Microsoft
2 59 (38.56%) Cisco
3 40 (26.14%) VMware
4 25 (16.34%) CheckPoint
5 19 (12.42%) F5
6 18 (11.76%) Fortinet
6 18 (11.76%) HP
7 17 (11.11%) Citrix
8 12 (7.84%) SolarWinds
9 9 (5.88%) Symantec
10 8 (5.23%) Aruba
10 8 (5.23%) Juniper
10 8 (5.23%) Meraki
10 8 (5.23%) Palo Alto
10 8 (5.23%) Veeam
11 7 (4.58%) ArcSight
11 7 (4.58%) Forcepoint
11 7 (4.58%) LogRhythm
11 7 (4.58%) NetApp
11 7 (4.58%) SonicWALL