Period
to 12 June 2021

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 12 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
12 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 125 90 29
Rank change year-on-year -35 -61 +90
Permanent jobs citing WAN 115 123 687
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Yorkshire 2.04% 2.87% 9.05%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.09% 23.03% 39.60%
Number of salaries quoted 111 95 366
10th Percentile £28,500 £25,750 £26,125
25th Percentile £34,875 £34,250 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% +6.67%
75th Percentile £57,500 £58,750 £50,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £69,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £48,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -3.23%

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 951 534 1,735
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 16.89% 12.45% 22.86%
Number of salaries quoted 728 439 1,244
10th Percentile £24,750 £26,250 £21,000
25th Percentile £33,188 £33,750 £28,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year - +12.50% -
75th Percentile £58,750 £57,500 £50,000
90th Percentile £70,375 £64,200 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

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 12 June 2021.

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 12 June 2021. 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 -30 57 £40,000 -20.00% 7
North Yorkshire -6 31 £40,000 - 6
East Yorkshire +1 15 £55,000 +3.77%
South Yorkshire -29 13 £65,000 +68.83% 4
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 12 June 2021, 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 97 (84.35%) LAN
2 77 (66.96%) Cisco
3 61 (53.04%) Firewall
4 50 (43.48%) Windows
5 47 (40.87%) Microsoft
6 40 (34.78%) Azure
7 38 (33.04%) Microsoft 365
7 38 (33.04%) Active Directory
8 35 (30.43%) Cisco Certification
9 32 (27.83%) Windows Server
10 31 (26.96%) Wi-Fi
11 28 (24.35%) TCP/IP
12 27 (23.48%) CCNA
12 27 (23.48%) MPLS
12 27 (23.48%) VMware
13 23 (20.00%) VPN
13 23 (20.00%) DNS
13 23 (20.00%) Data Centre
13 23 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 23 (20.00%) SD-WAN
14 21 (18.26%) CCNP
15 20 (17.39%) ITIL
15 20 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
15 20 (17.39%) Social Skills
16 18 (15.65%) Linux
17 17 (14.78%) HP
18 16 (13.91%) VoIP
18 16 (13.91%) Palo Alto
19 15 (13.04%) Network Security
19 15 (13.04%) Fortinet

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 7 (6.09%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.48%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.87%) Apache
3 1 (0.87%) IIS
Applications
1 10 (8.70%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 40 (34.78%) Azure
2 38 (33.04%) Microsoft 365
3 14 (12.17%) AWS
4 2 (1.74%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.87%) IaaS
5 1 (0.87%) PaaS
5 1 (0.87%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 97 (84.35%) LAN
2 61 (53.04%) Firewall
3 31 (26.96%) Wi-Fi
4 28 (24.35%) TCP/IP
5 27 (23.48%) MPLS
6 23 (20.00%) DNS
6 23 (20.00%) SD-WAN
6 23 (20.00%) VPN
7 16 (13.91%) VoIP
8 15 (13.04%) Network Security
8 15 (13.04%) SAN
9 14 (12.17%) DHCP
10 12 (10.43%) BGP
10 12 (10.43%) Cisco ASA
10 12 (10.43%) VLAN
10 12 (10.43%) Wireless
11 10 (8.70%) Internet
11 10 (8.70%) OSPF
12 9 (7.83%) ISDN
13 7 (6.09%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.43%) SQL Server
General
1 20 (17.39%) Social Skills
2 9 (7.83%) Presentation Skills
2 9 (7.83%) Telecoms
3 6 (5.22%) Finance
3 6 (5.22%) Public Sector
4 4 (3.48%) Organisational Skills
5 3 (2.61%) Documentation Skills
6 2 (1.74%) Banking
6 2 (1.74%) Legal
6 2 (1.74%) Retail
7 1 (0.87%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.87%) Back Office
7 1 (0.87%) Law
7 1 (0.87%) Local Government
7 1 (0.87%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 38 (33.04%) Network Engineer
2 20 (17.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 14 (12.17%) Analyst
4 13 (11.30%) Senior Network Engineer
5 12 (10.43%) IT Engineer
6 10 (8.70%) Architect
7 9 (7.83%) Network Architect
7 9 (7.83%) Telecoms Architect
8 8 (6.96%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (6.96%) Network Analyst
9 7 (6.09%) IT Manager
9 7 (6.09%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (5.22%) 2nd Line Support
10 6 (5.22%) IT Project Manager
10 6 (5.22%) Project Manager
10 6 (5.22%) Team Leader
10 6 (5.22%) WAN Project Manager
11 5 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
11 5 (4.35%) Senior Network Analyst
12 4 (3.48%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.83%) Web Services
2 3 (2.61%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 23 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 8 (6.96%) FMCG
3 7 (6.09%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (5.22%) Public Cloud
5 4 (3.48%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.74%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.87%) AS400
7 1 (0.87%) Cloud Native
7 1 (0.87%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.87%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.87%) Housing Association
7 1 (0.87%) iSeries
7 1 (0.87%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.87%) Replication
7 1 (0.87%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 50 (43.48%) Windows
2 32 (27.83%) Windows Server
3 18 (15.65%) Linux
4 14 (12.17%) Windows Server 2016
5 12 (10.43%) Windows Server 2019
6 10 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (7.83%) Windows 10
8 8 (6.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.74%) Unix
9 2 (1.74%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.87%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.87%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 20 (17.39%) ITIL
3 15 (13.04%) Disaster Recovery
4 13 (11.30%) Architectural Design
5 11 (9.57%) Problem-Solving
5 11 (9.57%) Project Management
6 10 (8.70%) Service Delivery
7 9 (7.83%) Cost Control
7 9 (7.83%) Deadline-Driven
7 9 (7.83%) Network Virtualisation
7 9 (7.83%) Presales
7 9 (7.83%) Project Delivery
7 9 (7.83%) Requirements Gathering
7 9 (7.83%) SIEM
8 8 (6.96%) Configuration Management
8 8 (6.96%) Proactive Monitoring
8 8 (6.96%) Security Patching
9 7 (6.09%) Load Balancing
9 7 (6.09%) Logistics
10 6 (5.22%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 13 (11.30%) SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (30.43%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (23.48%) CCNA
3 21 (18.26%) CCNP
4 6 (5.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (5.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (2.61%) Degree
6 2 (1.74%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.74%) MCSE
7 1 (0.87%) CCIE
7 1 (0.87%) CISM
7 1 (0.87%) CISSP
7 1 (0.87%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.87%) JNCIA
7 1 (0.87%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.87%) MCSA
7 1 (0.87%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (0.87%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (12.17%) SLA
2 7 (6.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (4.35%) PMO
4 2 (1.74%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.74%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.87%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.87%) NIST
System Software
1 38 (33.04%) Active Directory
2 20 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (10.43%) Hyper-V
4 10 (8.70%) XenDesktop
5 3 (2.61%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (2.61%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (2.61%) XenApp
6 1 (0.87%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 10 (8.70%) SCCM
2 9 (7.83%) Microsoft Intune
3 8 (6.96%) NetBackup
3 8 (6.96%) Norton AntiVirus
3 8 (6.96%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 4 (3.48%) SCOM
5 3 (2.61%) Ansible
5 3 (2.61%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (2.61%) Terraform
6 1 (0.87%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 77 (66.96%) Cisco
2 47 (40.87%) Microsoft
3 27 (23.48%) VMware
4 17 (14.78%) HP
5 16 (13.91%) Palo Alto
6 15 (13.04%) Fortinet
7 14 (12.17%) Juniper
8 12 (10.43%) Citrix
8 12 (10.43%) Meraki
9 10 (8.70%) Avaya
9 10 (8.70%) Mitel
10 9 (7.83%) BT
10 9 (7.83%) CheckPoint
10 9 (7.83%) Google
10 9 (7.83%) ShoreTel
11 8 (6.96%) EMC
11 8 (6.96%) F5
11 8 (6.96%) Red Hat
11 8 (6.96%) Symantec
12 7 (6.09%) Veeam