Period
to 26 May 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 26 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 99 127 160
Rank change year-on-year +28 +33 -70
Permanent jobs citing WAN 180 158 157
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 2.69% 2.24% 1.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.04% 17.14% 12.92%
Number of salaries quoted 153 134 162
West Yorkshire median annual salary £42,400 £39,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.72% -7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £25,500 £24,075 £25,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Yorkshire median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - -7.41% -2.41%

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 898 922 1,215
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 13.40% 13.04% 14.34%
Number of salaries quoted 780 779 1,002
West Yorkshire median annual salary £41,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.67% -6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £25,500 £21,450 £22,500
90th Percentile £58,750 £60,000 £55,000
Yorkshire median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +6.67%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 +40 140 £45,000 +20.00% 12
Bradford -8 23 £30,000 -25.00% 1
Wakefield -9 9 £22,000 -15.38% 4
Halifax +28 2 £27,500 +27.91%
Brighouse -1 2 £32,250 +65.38%
Dewsbury +3 1 £32,500 -
Huddersfield +2 1 £23,500 -9.62% 1
Ossett - 1 £32,500 - 1
WAN
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 142 (78.89%) LAN
2 98 (54.44%) Microsoft
3 90 (50.00%) Cisco
3 90 (50.00%) Firewall
4 73 (40.56%) Windows
5 60 (33.33%) VMware
6 54 (30.00%) VPN
6 54 (30.00%) VoIP
7 47 (26.11%) Cisco Certification
7 47 (26.11%) ITIL
7 47 (26.11%) Wireless
8 44 (24.44%) Active Directory
9 42 (23.33%) TCP/IP
10 41 (22.78%) Microsoft Azure
11 40 (22.22%) Office 365
11 40 (22.22%) Finance
12 39 (21.67%) Network Security
13 38 (21.11%) CCNP
14 37 (20.56%) MPLS
15 36 (20.00%) Windows Server
16 34 (18.89%) DNS
17 33 (18.33%) VLAN
18 31 (17.22%) SQL
19 30 (16.67%) SAN
19 30 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
20 28 (15.56%) Linux
20 28 (15.56%) Network Design
21 27 (15.00%) MS Exchange
21 27 (15.00%) Citrix
22 25 (13.89%) VPLS

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 27 (15.00%) MS Exchange
2 10 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (3.89%) SharePoint
4 6 (3.33%) Skype for Business
5 5 (2.78%) JBoss
5 5 (2.78%) WebLogic
5 5 (2.78%) WebSphere
6 4 (2.22%) IBM Domino
6 4 (2.22%) IBM Notes
7 3 (1.67%) CloudStack
7 3 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (1.67%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.56%) Apache
8 1 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 19 (10.56%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Carpe Diem
1 1 (0.56%) Elite 3E
1 1 (0.56%) Sage X3
1 1 (0.56%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 41 (22.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 40 (22.22%) Office 365
3 21 (11.67%) Cloud Computing
4 14 (7.78%) IaaS
5 11 (6.11%) PaaS
6 10 (5.56%) SaaS
7 9 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
8 5 (2.78%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (2.22%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.56%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 142 (78.89%) LAN
2 90 (50.00%) Firewall
3 54 (30.00%) VoIP
3 54 (30.00%) VPN
4 47 (26.11%) Wireless
5 42 (23.33%) TCP/IP
6 39 (21.67%) Network Security
7 37 (20.56%) MPLS
8 34 (18.89%) DNS
9 33 (18.33%) VLAN
10 30 (16.67%) SAN
11 25 (13.89%) VPLS
12 23 (12.78%) IPsec
13 21 (11.67%) DWDM
13 21 (11.67%) HTTP
13 21 (11.67%) HTTPS
13 21 (11.67%) Wireless Security
14 18 (10.00%) WLAN
15 17 (9.44%) Wi-Fi
16 14 (7.78%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.33%) MySQL
3 3 (1.67%) Power BI
4 2 (1.11%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 40 (22.22%) Finance
2 14 (7.78%) Telecoms
3 10 (5.56%) Financial Institution
4 6 (3.33%) Marketing
5 4 (2.22%) Billing
5 4 (2.22%) Retail
6 2 (1.11%) Law
6 2 (1.11%) Legal
7 1 (0.56%) Advertising
7 1 (0.56%) Automotive
7 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 53 (29.44%) Network Engineer
2 26 (14.44%) Analyst
3 16 (8.89%) Network Security Specialist
3 16 (8.89%) Network Specialist
3 16 (8.89%) Security Specialist
4 14 (7.78%) Lead Network Engineer
5 13 (7.22%) Network Analyst
5 13 (7.22%) Network Security Analyst
5 13 (7.22%) Security Analyst
5 13 (7.22%) SOC Analyst
5 13 (7.22%) SOC Specialist
6 12 (6.67%) Architect
6 12 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 12 (6.67%) Senior Network Engineer
7 11 (6.11%) Infrastructure Manager
8 9 (5.00%) IT Manager
8 9 (5.00%) Support Engineer
9 8 (4.44%) Consultant
9 8 (4.44%) Field Engineer
9 8 (4.44%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.56%) Web Services
2 2 (1.11%) .NET
3 1 (0.56%) LAMP
3 1 (0.56%) LDAP
3 1 (0.56%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 21 (11.67%) Data Centre
1 21 (11.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 14 (7.78%) Management Information System
3 7 (3.89%) Linux Command Line
4 6 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.33%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (2.78%) Public Cloud
6 4 (2.22%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.67%) Fat Client
7 3 (1.67%) Microsoft Licensing
7 3 (1.67%) PlayStation
7 3 (1.67%) Thin Client
8 2 (1.11%) e-Learning
8 2 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.56%) Clustering
9 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.56%) EPoS
9 1 (0.56%) Mobile Computing
9 1 (0.56%) Replication
9 1 (0.56%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 73 (40.56%) Windows
2 36 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 30 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 28 (15.56%) Linux
5 25 (13.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (6.67%) Windows 7
7 11 (6.11%) Windows 10
8 6 (3.33%) Unix
9 5 (2.78%) AIX
9 5 (2.78%) Debian
9 5 (2.78%) HPUX
9 5 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (2.78%) Solaris
10 4 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (1.67%) CentOS
11 3 (1.67%) Ubuntu
12 2 (1.11%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.56%) Android
13 1 (0.56%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.56%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (26.11%) ITIL
2 28 (15.56%) Network Design
3 23 (12.78%) Penetration Testing
4 21 (11.67%) Load Balancing
4 21 (11.67%) Threat Intelligence
4 21 (11.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 20 (11.11%) Data Analysis
5 20 (11.11%) Security Operations
6 18 (10.00%) B2B
6 18 (10.00%) E-Commerce
6 18 (10.00%) Security Patching
7 17 (9.44%) Vulnerability Management
8 16 (8.89%) DDoS Mitigation
8 16 (8.89%) Issue Tracking
9 15 (8.33%) Social Engineering
10 14 (7.78%) Agile Software Development
10 14 (7.78%) Risk Analysis
11 13 (7.22%) Business Intelligence
11 13 (7.22%) High Availability
11 13 (7.22%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (17.22%) SQL
2 11 (6.11%) PowerShell
3 8 (4.44%) Bash Shell
4 5 (2.78%) Java
4 5 (2.78%) Python
4 5 (2.78%) Ruby
4 5 (2.78%) Shell Script
5 4 (2.22%) C
6 2 (1.11%) PHP
7 1 (0.56%) C#
7 1 (0.56%) C++
7 1 (0.56%) Perl
7 1 (0.56%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.56%) VB
7 1 (0.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 47 (26.11%) Cisco Certification
2 38 (21.11%) CCNP
3 20 (11.11%) CCNA
4 12 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (5.00%) CCIP
5 9 (5.00%) CCSP
6 8 (4.44%) MCSE
7 6 (3.33%) MCSA
8 5 (2.78%) MCP
9 4 (2.22%) Degree
9 4 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (1.11%) APMP
10 2 (1.11%) CCDA
10 2 (1.11%) CCIE
10 2 (1.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.56%) MCDST
11 1 (0.56%) MCITP
11 1 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (8.89%) PCI DSS
2 7 (3.89%) SLA
3 4 (2.22%) ISO 14001
3 4 (2.22%) ISO 9001
3 4 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.11%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 44 (24.44%) Active Directory
2 21 (11.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (9.44%) vSphere
4 15 (8.33%) Terminal Services
5 11 (6.11%) Hyper-V
6 8 (4.44%) XenDesktop
7 4 (2.22%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (2.22%) XenApp
8 3 (1.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (1.67%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (1.67%) Xen
8 3 (1.67%) XenServer
9 2 (1.11%) OpenSIPS
10 1 (0.56%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 21 (11.67%) Nessus
2 6 (3.33%) WSUS
3 5 (2.78%) Ansible
3 5 (2.78%) Cobbler
3 5 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (2.78%) Puppet
4 4 (2.22%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (2.22%) SCCM
5 3 (1.67%) Backup Exec
5 3 (1.67%) SCOM
6 2 (1.11%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.11%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.56%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.56%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.56%) OpenView
Vendors
1 98 (54.44%) Microsoft
2 90 (50.00%) Cisco
3 60 (33.33%) VMware
4 27 (15.00%) Citrix
5 24 (13.33%) CheckPoint
5 24 (13.33%) Juniper
6 22 (12.22%) Avaya
7 21 (11.67%) Qualys
7 21 (11.67%) Salesforce.com
8 17 (9.44%) Verint
9 16 (8.89%) F5
10 15 (8.33%) Genesys
10 15 (8.33%) SolarWinds
11 9 (5.00%) HP
11 9 (5.00%) Oracle
12 8 (4.44%) Red Hat
13 6 (3.33%) Google
14 5 (2.78%) NetApp
15 4 (2.22%) Lotus
15 4 (2.22%) Veritas