Period
to 24 October 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in 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 24 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
24 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 68 24 102
Rank change year-on-year -44 +78 -5
Permanent jobs citing WAN 97 605 217
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Yorkshire 3.49% 8.72% 2.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.32% 43.00% 17.86%
Number of salaries quoted 93 344 208
Median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £24,100 £28,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £54,625 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -

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 Yorkshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Yorkshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 416 1,407 1,215
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 14.98% 20.28% 14.42%
Number of salaries quoted 330 1,008 1,012
Median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,250 £21,000 £22,525
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £58,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £47,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +11.70% -1.05% +5.56%

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

Job postings citing WAN as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire.

Job vacancy trend for WAN in Yorkshire

WAN
Salary Trend in Yorkshire

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing WAN in Yorkshire.

Salary trend for WAN in Yorkshire

WAN
Salary Histogram in Yorkshire

Salary distribution for jobs citing WAN in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 24 October 2020.

Salary histogram for WAN in Yorkshire

WAN
Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 24 October 2020. 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
West Yorkshire +39 59 £41,000 -8.89% 15
South Yorkshire +12 17 £36,000 -11.48% 3
North Yorkshire -55 14 £37,500 -6.25% 3
East Yorkshire -4 5 £40,000 -
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 24 October 2020, 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for WAN.

1 88 (90.72%) LAN
2 43 (44.33%) ITIL
2 43 (44.33%) Windows
3 41 (42.27%) Firewall
4 40 (41.24%) Microsoft
5 39 (40.21%) Active Directory
6 34 (35.05%) Azure
7 33 (34.02%) VMware
8 31 (31.96%) Cisco
9 30 (30.93%) Office 365
10 29 (29.90%) VPN
11 26 (26.80%) DNS
12 23 (23.71%) TCP/IP
12 23 (23.71%) Problem-Solving
13 21 (21.65%) Windows Server
13 21 (21.65%) DHCP
13 21 (21.65%) Cisco Certification
13 21 (21.65%) VMware Infrastructure
14 20 (20.62%) Wireless
14 20 (20.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 17 (17.53%) CCNP
16 16 (16.49%) CCNA
16 16 (16.49%) SAN
17 15 (15.46%) VLAN
17 15 (15.46%) DevOps
18 14 (14.43%) Windows Server 2008
18 14 (14.43%) MPLS
19 13 (13.40%) Citrix
19 13 (13.40%) VoIP
19 13 (13.40%) Hyper-V

WAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 10 (10.31%) SharePoint
2 5 (5.15%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (2.06%) DNN
3 2 (2.06%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.03%) Confluence
4 1 (1.03%) IIS
4 1 (1.03%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (9.28%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.06%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 34 (35.05%) Azure
2 30 (30.93%) Office 365
3 13 (13.40%) SaaS
4 11 (11.34%) AWS
5 7 (7.22%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (5.15%) PaaS
7 3 (3.09%) AWS IoT
7 3 (3.09%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (3.09%) OneDrive
8 2 (2.06%) Amazon S3
8 2 (2.06%) GCP
8 2 (2.06%) GitHub
9 1 (1.03%) G Suite
9 1 (1.03%) IaaS
9 1 (1.03%) Power Platform
9 1 (1.03%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 88 (90.72%) LAN
2 41 (42.27%) Firewall
3 29 (29.90%) VPN
4 26 (26.80%) DNS
5 23 (23.71%) TCP/IP
6 21 (21.65%) DHCP
7 20 (20.62%) Wireless
8 16 (16.49%) SAN
9 15 (15.46%) VLAN
10 14 (14.43%) MPLS
11 13 (13.40%) VoIP
12 11 (11.34%) BGP
12 11 (11.34%) Cisco ASA
13 10 (10.31%) Network Security
13 10 (10.31%) Wi-Fi
14 9 (9.28%) IPsec
15 7 (7.22%) OSPF
15 7 (7.22%) WLAN
16 4 (4.12%) Ethernet
16 4 (4.12%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.25%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.06%) Redis
3 1 (1.03%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 3 (3.09%) JIRA
2 2 (2.06%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.06%) Jenkins
General
1 12 (12.37%) Finance
2 2 (2.06%) Law
2 2 (2.06%) Marketing
2 2 (2.06%) Retail
2 2 (2.06%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.03%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (15.46%) Analyst
2 14 (14.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 14 (14.43%) Network Engineer
3 12 (12.37%) Infrastructure Manager
4 11 (11.34%) IT Engineer
5 9 (9.28%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 9 (9.28%) Azure Engineer
5 9 (9.28%) IT Analyst
5 9 (9.28%) IT Manager
5 9 (9.28%) Operations Manager
5 9 (9.28%) Support Engineer
6 8 (8.25%) Architect
6 8 (8.25%) Infrastructure Operations Manager
6 8 (8.25%) IT Support
7 7 (7.22%) IT Infrastructure Manager
7 7 (7.22%) Microsoft Engineer
7 7 (7.22%) Microsoft Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (7.22%) Server Engineer
7 7 (7.22%) Technical Architect
8 6 (6.19%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.06%) ActiveMQ
1 2 (2.06%) Elastic Stack
1 2 (2.06%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.37%) Data Centre
2 10 (10.31%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (5.15%) Clustering
4 5 (5.15%) Public Cloud
5 4 (4.12%) Management Information System
6 3 (3.09%) Augmented Reality
7 2 (2.06%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (2.06%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (2.06%) NHS
8 1 (1.03%) CCTV
8 1 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.03%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 43 (44.33%) Windows
2 21 (21.65%) Windows Server
3 14 (14.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (10.31%) Windows Server 2019
5 7 (7.22%) Linux
6 5 (5.15%) Windows 10
7 4 (4.12%) Windows Server 2016
8 3 (3.09%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.03%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.03%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (44.33%) ITIL
2 23 (23.71%) Problem-Solving
3 20 (20.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 15 (15.46%) DevOps
5 12 (12.37%) Migration
6 11 (11.34%) Information Security
7 10 (10.31%) Change Management
7 10 (10.31%) Continuous Improvement
7 10 (10.31%) Service Delivery
8 9 (9.28%) Capacity Planning
8 9 (9.28%) Decision-Making
8 9 (9.28%) ITSM
8 9 (9.28%) Mentoring
8 9 (9.28%) Performance Management
8 9 (9.28%) Service Management
9 8 (8.25%) Cybersecurity
10 7 (7.22%) Business Continuity
10 7 (7.22%) Disaster Recovery
11 6 (6.19%) Coaching
11 6 (6.19%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 7 (7.22%) SQL
2 6 (6.19%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.09%) Python
4 2 (2.06%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.03%) C
Qualifications
1 21 (21.65%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (17.53%) CCNP
3 16 (16.49%) CCNA
4 11 (11.34%) Degree
4 11 (11.34%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (9.28%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (9.28%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (7.22%) MCSA
7 5 (5.15%) Server+ Certification
8 3 (3.09%) DBS Check
8 3 (3.09%) MCSE
9 2 (2.06%) DV Cleared
9 2 (2.06%) SC Cleared
9 2 (2.06%) Security Cleared
10 1 (1.03%) CCDP
10 1 (1.03%) CCIE
10 1 (1.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (1.03%) MCP
10 1 (1.03%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (12.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (8.25%) SLA
3 6 (6.19%) PCI DSS
4 2 (2.06%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (2.06%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (1.03%) GDPR
System Software
1 39 (40.21%) Active Directory
2 21 (21.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (13.40%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.09%) VMware NSX
4 3 (3.09%) vSphere
5 1 (1.03%) DFS Replication
5 1 (1.03%) vCloud
5 1 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.03%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (7.22%) SCCM
2 4 (4.12%) Ansible
2 4 (4.12%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (4.12%) Puppet
3 3 (3.09%) Cisco CME
3 3 (3.09%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (3.09%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (2.06%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (2.06%) Kubernetes
4 2 (2.06%) Nagios
4 2 (2.06%) Terraform
5 1 (1.03%) Nessus
5 1 (1.03%) vRealize
5 1 (1.03%) WSUS
Vendors
1 40 (41.24%) Microsoft
2 33 (34.02%) VMware
3 31 (31.96%) Cisco
4 13 (13.40%) Citrix
5 9 (9.28%) Palo Alto
6 8 (8.25%) NetApp
7 7 (7.22%) Fortinet
7 7 (7.22%) Veeam
8 6 (6.19%) Juniper
8 6 (6.19%) WatchGuard
9 5 (5.15%) Dell
9 5 (5.15%) SolarWinds
9 5 (5.15%) Sophos
10 4 (4.12%) CheckPoint
10 4 (4.12%) Meraki
11 3 (3.09%) Apple
11 3 (3.09%) Ekahau
11 3 (3.09%) F5
11 3 (3.09%) HP
11 3 (3.09%) SonicWALL