Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 103 74 84
Rank change year-on-year -29 +10 +12
Permanent jobs citing WAN 136 229 257
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 2.49% 3.51% 3.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.92% 20.50% 21.20%
Number of salaries quoted 117 212 237
West Yorkshire median annual salary £33,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.25% - -20.00%
10th Percentile £21,500 £26,000 £24,250
90th Percentile £56,000 £57,450 £55,000
Yorkshire median annual salary £37,500 £39,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year -5.06% +1.28% -13.33%

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 759 1,117 1,212
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 13.89% 17.11% 15.65%
Number of salaries quoted 655 947 1,006
West Yorkshire median annual salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,703
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.56% +3.44% +0.54%
10th Percentile £22,350 £24,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £60,000 £62,500
Yorkshire median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% -2.67%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 -42 79 £40,000 - 21
Bradford +20 22 £35,000 -4.11% 10
Wakefield -8 16 £22,000 -41.33% 2
Halifax - 6 £32,500 - 1
Otley - 4 £26,000 -
Dewsbury +7 1 £32,500 -
Brighouse -3 1 £25,500 -
Ossett - 1 £32,500 -
WAN
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 120 (88.24%) LAN
2 65 (47.79%) Windows
3 57 (41.91%) Microsoft
4 54 (39.71%) Cisco
5 51 (37.50%) Active Directory
6 45 (33.09%) Firewall
7 36 (26.47%) VPN
8 33 (24.26%) Office 365
9 31 (22.79%) Windows Server
9 31 (22.79%) VMware
10 30 (22.06%) VoIP
10 30 (22.06%) Data Centre
11 28 (20.59%) Wi-Fi
11 28 (20.59%) Windows 7
12 26 (19.12%) ITIL
13 25 (18.38%) Network Security
14 23 (16.91%) TCP/IP
15 22 (16.18%) Microsoft Office
15 22 (16.18%) CheckPoint
15 22 (16.18%) Wireless
15 22 (16.18%) Microsoft Azure
16 21 (15.44%) VLAN
16 21 (15.44%) DNS
17 20 (14.71%) SQL
17 20 (14.71%) Disaster Recovery
17 20 (14.71%) VMware Infrastructure
18 19 (13.97%) Windows 10
18 19 (13.97%) Citrix
18 19 (13.97%) SAN
18 19 (13.97%) 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 16 (11.76%) MS Exchange
2 12 (8.82%) SharePoint
3 5 (3.68%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (3.68%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (3.68%) IBM Notes
4 4 (2.94%) IIS
5 3 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (2.21%) JBoss
5 3 (2.21%) Skype for Business
6 2 (1.47%) Apache
6 2 (1.47%) Confluence
6 2 (1.47%) IBM Domino
6 2 (1.47%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.74%) CloudStack
7 1 (0.74%) CMS
7 1 (0.74%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.74%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.74%) WebSphere
Applications
1 22 (16.18%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (5.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (5.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.47%) Acrobat
3 2 (1.47%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.74%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 33 (24.26%) Office 365
2 22 (16.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (11.03%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (4.41%) IaaS
5 4 (2.94%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (2.21%) PaaS
7 2 (1.47%) Akamai
7 2 (1.47%) SaaS
8 1 (0.74%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.74%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 120 (88.24%) LAN
2 45 (33.09%) Firewall
3 36 (26.47%) VPN
4 30 (22.06%) VoIP
5 28 (20.59%) Wi-Fi
6 25 (18.38%) Network Security
7 23 (16.91%) TCP/IP
8 22 (16.18%) Wireless
9 21 (15.44%) DNS
9 21 (15.44%) VLAN
10 19 (13.97%) MPLS
10 19 (13.97%) SAN
11 18 (13.24%) OSPF
12 16 (11.76%) BGP
13 15 (11.03%) DHCP
14 12 (8.82%) EIGRP
15 11 (8.09%) WLAN
16 10 (7.35%) Cisco ASA
17 9 (6.62%) IPsec
17 9 (6.62%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (10.29%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.21%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (2.21%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (2.21%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.74%) MySQL
3 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (2.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (1.47%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.47%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.47%) JIRA
General
1 12 (8.82%) Finance
2 11 (8.09%) Telecoms
3 7 (5.15%) Billing
4 6 (4.41%) Legal
4 6 (4.41%) Retail
5 4 (2.94%) Marketing
6 3 (2.21%) Back Office
7 1 (0.74%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 29 (21.32%) Network Engineer
2 19 (13.97%) Support Engineer
3 18 (13.24%) Analyst
4 14 (10.29%) Network Manager
5 13 (9.56%) Security Engineer
6 11 (8.09%) 2nd Line Support
7 10 (7.35%) IT Manager
7 10 (7.35%) Network Security Engineer
8 9 (6.62%) Coordinator
9 8 (5.88%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 8 (5.88%) Network Services Manager
9 8 (5.88%) Senior Network Engineer
9 8 (5.88%) Service Analyst
9 8 (5.88%) Service Manager
10 7 (5.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 7 (5.15%) NOC Engineer
10 7 (5.15%) Security Specialist
11 6 (4.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 6 (4.41%) Desktop Support
12 5 (3.68%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.21%) HTML
2 2 (1.47%) J2EE
3 1 (0.74%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 30 (22.06%) Data Centre
2 8 (5.88%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (4.41%) Computer Science
4 5 (3.68%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 5 (3.68%) Driving Licence
4 5 (3.68%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (2.94%) Private Cloud
6 3 (2.21%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.21%) NHS
6 3 (2.21%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.47%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.47%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.47%) iPhone
7 2 (1.47%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.74%) Analytical Mindset
8 1 (0.74%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 65 (47.79%) Windows
2 31 (22.79%) Windows Server
3 28 (20.59%) Windows 7
4 19 (13.97%) Windows 10
5 16 (11.76%) Linux
6 15 (11.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (8.82%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (8.09%) Windows 8
9 6 (4.41%) Unix
10 4 (2.94%) Android
11 3 (2.21%) Ubuntu
11 3 (2.21%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (1.47%) Windows Vista
12 2 (1.47%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.74%) AIX
13 1 (0.74%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.74%) Debian
13 1 (0.74%) HPUX
13 1 (0.74%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (19.12%) ITIL
2 20 (14.71%) Disaster Recovery
3 14 (10.29%) Service Management
4 13 (9.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 13 (9.56%) Network Design
4 13 (9.56%) Vulnerability Management
5 12 (8.82%) High Availability
5 12 (8.82%) Incident Management
5 12 (8.82%) Mentoring
6 9 (6.62%) Cybersecurity
6 9 (6.62%) ITSM
6 9 (6.62%) Penetration Testing
7 8 (5.88%) Business Continuity
7 8 (5.88%) Information Security
7 8 (5.88%) Problem-Solving
8 7 (5.15%) Change Management
8 7 (5.15%) Network Monitoring
9 6 (4.41%) Patch Management
9 6 (4.41%) People Management
9 6 (4.41%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 20 (14.71%) SQL
2 5 (3.68%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.21%) Bash Shell
3 3 (2.21%) Python
3 3 (2.21%) Ruby
4 2 (1.47%) Java
5 1 (0.74%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 17 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (9.56%) CCNA
3 9 (6.62%) CCNP
4 6 (4.41%) Degree
5 4 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (2.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 4 (2.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (2.21%) JNCIA
6 3 (2.21%) JNCIP
6 3 (2.21%) JNCIS
6 3 (2.21%) MCSA
6 3 (2.21%) MCSE
6 3 (2.21%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (2.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (1.47%) CCIP
7 2 (1.47%) CCSP
7 2 (1.47%) MCITP
7 2 (1.47%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.47%) Security Cleared
7 2 (1.47%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.62%) SLA
2 4 (2.94%) GDPR
2 4 (2.94%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.21%) PMO
4 2 (1.47%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (1.47%) ISO 14001
4 2 (1.47%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 51 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 20 (14.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (6.62%) Hyper-V
4 7 (5.15%) vSphere
5 6 (4.41%) XenDesktop
6 5 (3.68%) Terminal Services
6 5 (3.68%) XenApp
7 4 (2.94%) VMware Server
8 3 (2.21%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 3 (2.21%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.74%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.74%) Xen
9 1 (0.74%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (5.15%) SCCM
1 7 (5.15%) WhatsUp Gold
2 5 (3.68%) Nagios
2 5 (3.68%) WSUS
3 4 (2.94%) Cisco Prime
3 4 (2.94%) Nessus
3 4 (2.94%) Packer
4 3 (2.21%) Ansible
4 3 (2.21%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (2.21%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (2.21%) PaperCut
4 3 (2.21%) Puppet
5 2 (1.47%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.47%) FortiGate
5 2 (1.47%) Salt
6 1 (0.74%) CASB
6 1 (0.74%) Cobbler
6 1 (0.74%) Iperf
6 1 (0.74%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 57 (41.91%) Microsoft
2 54 (39.71%) Cisco
3 31 (22.79%) VMware
4 22 (16.18%) CheckPoint
5 19 (13.97%) Citrix
6 15 (11.03%) F5
6 15 (11.03%) Fortinet
7 13 (9.56%) HP
7 13 (9.56%) SolarWinds
8 11 (8.09%) Juniper
9 7 (5.15%) Aruba
9 7 (5.15%) Meraki
10 6 (4.41%) Palo Alto
11 5 (3.68%) ArcSight
11 5 (3.68%) LogRhythm
11 5 (3.68%) Lotus
11 5 (3.68%) Salesforce.com
12 4 (2.94%) Forcepoint
12 4 (2.94%) SAP
12 4 (2.94%) Symantec