Period
to 24 September 2018

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 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 118 104 96
Rank change year-on-year -14 -8 -8
Permanent jobs citing WAN 212 285 326
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 2.44% 2.86% 2.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.84% 16.91% 17.59%
Number of salaries quoted 195 257 297
Yorkshire median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +2.56% -13.33%
10th Percentile £21,700 £25,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £57,500 £55,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year - +3.45% -3.33%

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 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 1,259 1,685 1,853
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 14.49% 16.92% 16.36%
Number of salaries quoted 1,054 1,407 1,506
Yorkshire median annual salary £41,673 £38,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.67% +1.33% -
10th Percentile £22,575 £23,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £58,750 £58,750 £55,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for WAN in Yorkshire

WAN
Salary Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing WAN in Yorkshire.

Salary trend for WAN in Yorkshire

WAN
Salary Histogram in Yorkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 24 September 2018.

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 September 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
West Yorkshire -35 134 £35,000 -12.50% 26
South Yorkshire +18 38 £44,500 +27.14% 6
North Yorkshire +8 38 £47,500 +18.75% 4
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for WAN.

1 166 (78.30%) LAN
2 90 (42.45%) Cisco
3 89 (41.98%) Windows
4 81 (38.21%) Firewall
5 80 (37.74%) Microsoft
6 67 (31.60%) Active Directory
7 59 (27.83%) VPN
8 57 (26.89%) Office 365
9 52 (24.53%) ITIL
9 52 (24.53%) VMware
10 48 (22.64%) Cisco Certification
11 46 (21.70%) Windows Server
12 45 (21.23%) MPLS
13 41 (19.34%) Microsoft Azure
14 39 (18.40%) Network Security
14 39 (18.40%) DNS
15 38 (17.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 35 (16.51%) VoIP
16 35 (16.51%) BGP
17 34 (16.04%) Juniper
17 34 (16.04%) TCP/IP
17 34 (16.04%) Windows 7
18 33 (15.57%) VMware Infrastructure
19 32 (15.09%) Wi-Fi
20 31 (14.62%) DHCP
20 31 (14.62%) Citrix
21 30 (14.15%) CCNP
21 30 (14.15%) Data Centre
22 29 (13.68%) Microsoft Office
22 29 (13.68%) CheckPoint

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 17 (8.02%) MS Exchange
2 16 (7.55%) SharePoint
3 8 (3.77%) Skype for Business
4 6 (2.83%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (2.83%) JBoss
5 5 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (2.36%) IIS
6 4 (1.89%) CloudStack
6 4 (1.89%) OpenStack
6 4 (1.89%) WebLogic
6 4 (1.89%) WebSphere
7 3 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (1.42%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.94%) Apache
8 2 (0.94%) Confluence
8 2 (0.94%) IBM Domino
8 2 (0.94%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.47%) CMS
Applications
1 29 (13.68%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (3.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (3.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.94%) Acrobat
3 2 (0.94%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.94%) BASE24
2 1 (0.47%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.47%) Lawson
Cloud Services
1 57 (26.89%) Office 365
2 41 (19.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (11.32%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (2.36%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (1.89%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (1.89%) IaaS
6 2 (0.94%) SaaS
7 1 (0.47%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.47%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.47%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 166 (78.30%) LAN
2 81 (38.21%) Firewall
3 59 (27.83%) VPN
4 45 (21.23%) MPLS
5 39 (18.40%) DNS
5 39 (18.40%) Network Security
6 35 (16.51%) BGP
6 35 (16.51%) VoIP
7 34 (16.04%) TCP/IP
8 32 (15.09%) Wi-Fi
9 31 (14.62%) DHCP
10 28 (13.21%) OSPF
11 26 (12.26%) SAN
12 25 (11.79%) Cisco ASA
13 23 (10.85%) VLAN
13 23 (10.85%) VPLS
13 23 (10.85%) Wireless
14 20 (9.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 19 (8.96%) Cisco IOS
16 17 (8.02%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (6.60%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.89%) MySQL
3 3 (1.42%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.42%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.94%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (0.94%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (2.36%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (0.94%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.94%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.94%) JIRA
2 2 (0.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 23 (10.85%) Finance
2 16 (7.55%) Telecoms
3 9 (4.25%) Marketing
4 8 (3.77%) Billing
5 7 (3.30%) Legal
6 6 (2.83%) Retail
7 3 (1.42%) Back Office
7 3 (1.42%) Banking
8 2 (0.94%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 42 (19.81%) Network Engineer
2 25 (11.79%) Analyst
3 24 (11.32%) Support Engineer
4 19 (8.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 15 (7.08%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 13 (6.13%) IT Manager
7 12 (5.66%) Cisco Engineer
7 12 (5.66%) Network Manager
7 12 (5.66%) Security Specialist
8 11 (5.19%) 2nd Line Support
8 11 (5.19%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 11 (5.19%) Network Specialist
8 11 (5.19%) Security Engineer
9 10 (4.72%) 3rd Line Support
9 10 (4.72%) Coordinator
9 10 (4.72%) Senior Network Engineer
10 9 (4.25%) Architect
10 9 (4.25%) Network Security Engineer
10 9 (4.25%) Network Security Specialist
10 9 (4.25%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.94%) HTML
1 2 (0.94%) J2EE
2 1 (0.47%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 30 (14.15%) Data Centre
2 14 (6.60%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (4.72%) Driving Licence
4 8 (3.77%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (2.83%) Computer Science
6 5 (2.36%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 5 (2.36%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.36%) Public Cloud
7 4 (1.89%) iPhone
7 4 (1.89%) NHS
7 4 (1.89%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (1.42%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.94%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.94%) Fintech
9 2 (0.94%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.47%) Analytical Mindset
10 1 (0.47%) CCTV
10 1 (0.47%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 89 (41.98%) Windows
2 46 (21.70%) Windows Server
3 34 (16.04%) Windows 7
4 26 (12.26%) Windows 10
4 26 (12.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 25 (11.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (9.43%) Linux
7 16 (7.55%) Windows 8
8 9 (4.25%) Unix
9 4 (1.89%) AIX
9 4 (1.89%) Android
9 4 (1.89%) Debian
9 4 (1.89%) HPUX
9 4 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (1.89%) Solaris
10 3 (1.42%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.94%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.94%) Windows Vista
11 2 (0.94%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.47%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (24.53%) ITIL
2 38 (17.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 27 (12.74%) Problem-Solving
4 20 (9.43%) Service Management
5 19 (8.96%) Disaster Recovery
6 15 (7.08%) Incident Management
7 14 (6.60%) Mentoring
8 13 (6.13%) Network Design
9 12 (5.66%) High Availability
9 12 (5.66%) ITSM
9 12 (5.66%) Patch Management
9 12 (5.66%) Service Delivery
10 11 (5.19%) Cybersecurity
10 11 (5.19%) Vulnerability Management
11 9 (4.25%) Change Management
11 9 (4.25%) Penetration Testing
11 9 (4.25%) Project Management
11 9 (4.25%) Server Management
12 8 (3.77%) Information Security
12 8 (3.77%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 23 (10.85%) SQL
2 11 (5.19%) Python
3 10 (4.72%) PowerShell
4 6 (2.83%) Bash Shell
4 6 (2.83%) Ruby
5 4 (1.89%) Shell Script
6 3 (1.42%) C
7 2 (0.94%) Java
8 1 (0.47%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 48 (22.64%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (14.15%) CCNP
3 21 (9.91%) CCIE
4 18 (8.49%) CCNA
5 8 (3.77%) Degree
6 7 (3.30%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (2.83%) A+ Certification
7 6 (2.83%) JNCIE
8 5 (2.36%) MCSE
8 5 (2.36%) Security Cleared
8 5 (2.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (1.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 3 (1.42%) CCIE Security
10 3 (1.42%) DBS Check
10 3 (1.42%) JNCIA
10 3 (1.42%) JNCIP
10 3 (1.42%) JNCIS
10 3 (1.42%) MCSA
10 3 (1.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (8.96%) SLA
2 9 (4.25%) PCI DSS
3 5 (2.36%) PMO
4 4 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.42%) GDPR
6 2 (0.94%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.94%) ISO 14001
6 2 (0.94%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 67 (31.60%) Active Directory
2 33 (15.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (5.66%) vSphere
4 11 (5.19%) Hyper-V
4 11 (5.19%) XenDesktop
5 10 (4.72%) XenApp
6 6 (2.83%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (1.89%) Terminal Services
7 4 (1.89%) VMware Server
7 4 (1.89%) Xen
7 4 (1.89%) XenServer
8 3 (1.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (0.94%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.47%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 18 (8.49%) SCCM
2 11 (5.19%) Puppet
3 6 (2.83%) Ansible
3 6 (2.83%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (2.36%) Nagios
4 5 (2.36%) Terraform
4 5 (2.36%) WhatsUp Gold
5 4 (1.89%) Cobbler
5 4 (1.89%) Nessus
6 3 (1.42%) Cisco Prime
6 3 (1.42%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (1.42%) Packer
6 3 (1.42%) vCenter Server
6 3 (1.42%) WMI
7 2 (0.94%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.94%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (0.94%) FortiGate
7 2 (0.94%) PaperCut
7 2 (0.94%) Salt
7 2 (0.94%) WSUS
Vendors
1 90 (42.45%) Cisco
2 80 (37.74%) Microsoft
3 52 (24.53%) VMware
4 34 (16.04%) Juniper
5 31 (14.62%) Citrix
6 29 (13.68%) CheckPoint
7 25 (11.79%) F5
8 14 (6.60%) HP
9 12 (5.66%) Fortinet
10 11 (5.19%) SolarWinds
11 9 (4.25%) Google
12 8 (3.77%) Zscaler
13 6 (2.83%) Oracle
13 6 (2.83%) Salesforce.com
14 5 (2.36%) Aruba
14 5 (2.36%) Blue Coat
14 5 (2.36%) Imperva
14 5 (2.36%) Infoblox
15 4 (1.89%) Qualys
15 4 (1.89%) ServiceNow