Period
to 21 November 2019

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 21 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
21 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 34 110 87
Rank change year-on-year +76 -23 -10
Permanent jobs citing WAN 452 218 306
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 6.70% 2.59% 3.09%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 38.21% 18.06% 19.22%
Number of salaries quoted 281 212 276
Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £22,075 £24,500
90th Percentile £56,250 £63,750 £57,000
England median annual salary £43,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -3.33% - +5.88%

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 1,183 1,207 1,592
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 17.52% 14.33% 16.09%
Number of salaries quoted 885 1,005 1,333
Yorkshire median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £21,100 £22,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £58,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £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 21 November 2019.

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 21 November 2019. 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
North Yorkshire +75 293 £42,500 -10.53% 6
West Yorkshire -12 102 £41,250 +17.86% 29
South Yorkshire +14 30 £44,000 -29.60% 11
East Yorkshire - 26 £32,500 -
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 2019, 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.

1 314 (69.47%) Cisco Certification
2 291 (64.38%) CCNP
3 280 (61.95%) MPLS
3 280 (61.95%) CCNA
4 231 (51.11%) Firewall
5 229 (50.66%) Cisco
6 195 (43.14%) VPN
7 184 (40.71%) BGP
8 177 (39.16%) LAN
9 171 (37.83%) Linux
10 169 (37.39%) DNS
11 166 (36.73%) Network Security
12 155 (34.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 154 (34.07%) Service Delivery
14 149 (32.96%) OSPF
15 148 (32.74%) Cisco ASA
16 138 (30.53%) ISO 9001
16 138 (30.53%) Management Information System
16 138 (30.53%) Fortinet
17 135 (29.87%) Unix
18 132 (29.20%) Product Management
18 132 (29.20%) NetScaler
19 131 (28.98%) Cisco Nexus
20 129 (28.54%) Network Management
20 129 (28.54%) ADSL
20 129 (28.54%) Broadband
21 128 (28.32%) Network Design
21 128 (28.32%) IPsec
22 127 (28.10%) Bash Shell
22 127 (28.10%) Change Control

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 23 (5.09%) Skype for Business
2 22 (4.87%) MS Exchange
3 16 (3.54%) IIS
4 12 (2.65%) SharePoint
5 11 (2.43%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.66%) IBM Domino
7 3 (0.66%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.44%) Apache
9 1 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.22%) SAS
Applications
1 32 (7.08%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (4.42%) MS Visio
3 7 (1.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.22%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 52 (11.50%) Office 365
2 41 (9.07%) Azure
3 14 (3.10%) AWS
3 14 (3.10%) SaaS
4 12 (2.65%) IaaS
5 6 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.66%) PaaS
7 1 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.22%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 1 (0.22%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 280 (61.95%) MPLS
2 231 (51.11%) Firewall
3 195 (43.14%) VPN
4 184 (40.71%) BGP
5 177 (39.16%) LAN
6 169 (37.39%) DNS
7 166 (36.73%) Network Security
8 149 (32.96%) OSPF
9 148 (32.74%) Cisco ASA
10 132 (29.20%) NetScaler
11 131 (28.98%) Cisco Nexus
12 129 (28.54%) ADSL
12 129 (28.54%) Broadband
13 128 (28.32%) IPsec
14 125 (27.65%) RIP
14 125 (27.65%) SMTP
15 120 (26.55%) Internet
16 57 (12.61%) TCP/IP
17 56 (12.39%) VoIP
18 55 (12.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (4.65%) SQL Server
2 4 (0.88%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (0.44%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.22%) Jenkins
General
1 98 (21.68%) Telecoms
2 12 (2.65%) Manufacturing
2 12 (2.65%) Retail
3 11 (2.43%) Finance
4 5 (1.11%) Public Sector
5 2 (0.44%) Billing
5 2 (0.44%) Law
5 2 (0.44%) Legal
6 1 (0.22%) Marketing
6 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 284 (62.83%) Network Engineer
2 115 (25.44%) Security Engineer
3 109 (24.12%) Network Security Engineer
4 90 (19.91%) Cisco Engineer
4 90 (19.91%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 85 (18.81%) Cisco Security Engineer
6 73 (16.15%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 70 (15.49%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
8 39 (8.63%) Project Engineer
9 38 (8.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 32 (7.08%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 27 (5.97%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
12 22 (4.87%) IT Support
13 21 (4.65%) IT Manager
14 19 (4.20%) Analyst
15 17 (3.76%) IT Engineer
16 15 (3.32%) Technical Support
17 13 (2.88%) Consultant
17 13 (2.88%) Support Engineer
17 13 (2.88%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (0.88%) HTML
2 3 (0.66%) .NET
3 2 (0.44%) LDAP
4 1 (0.22%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 138 (30.53%) Management Information System
2 31 (6.86%) Self-Motivation
3 25 (5.53%) Data Centre
4 23 (5.09%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (2.43%) iPad
5 11 (2.43%) Video Conferencing
6 10 (2.21%) Replication
7 9 (1.99%) CMDB
8 6 (1.33%) e-Learning
8 6 (1.33%) IVR
8 6 (1.33%) NHS
9 5 (1.11%) iPhone
10 4 (0.88%) CCTV
10 4 (0.88%) Private Cloud
11 3 (0.66%) AS400
11 3 (0.66%) Driving Licence
11 3 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.44%) Clustering
12 2 (0.44%) Fat Client
12 2 (0.44%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 171 (37.83%) Linux
2 135 (29.87%) Unix
3 93 (20.58%) Windows
4 73 (16.15%) Windows Server
5 33 (7.30%) Windows 10
6 27 (5.97%) Windows Server 2008
7 25 (5.53%) Windows Server 2012
8 20 (4.42%) Windows Server 2003
9 18 (3.98%) Windows 7
10 12 (2.65%) Windows 8
11 4 (0.88%) CentOS
11 4 (0.88%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (34.07%) Service Delivery
2 132 (29.20%) Product Management
3 129 (28.54%) Network Management
4 128 (28.32%) Network Design
5 127 (28.10%) Change Control
6 116 (25.66%) Validation
7 113 (25.00%) Presales
8 65 (14.38%) ITIL
9 48 (10.62%) Project Delivery
10 47 (10.40%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 45 (9.96%) Change Management
12 44 (9.73%) Problem-Solving
13 30 (6.64%) Continuous Improvement
14 25 (5.53%) Project Management
15 24 (5.31%) Time Management
16 20 (4.42%) Technical Leadership
17 19 (4.20%) ITSM
18 16 (3.54%) Security Operations
19 15 (3.32%) Network Monitoring
19 15 (3.32%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 127 (28.10%) Bash Shell
2 125 (27.65%) Perl
2 125 (27.65%) Python
3 22 (4.87%) SQL
4 8 (1.77%) PowerShell
5 5 (1.11%) C
6 2 (0.44%) PHP
Qualifications
1 314 (69.47%) Cisco Certification
2 291 (64.38%) CCNP
3 280 (61.95%) CCNA
4 14 (3.10%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (2.65%) MCSE
6 9 (1.99%) CCIE
6 9 (1.99%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 8 (1.77%) CISM
7 8 (1.77%) Degree
8 7 (1.55%) CCDP
8 7 (1.55%) SANS
9 6 (1.33%) Avaya Certification
9 6 (1.33%) CISA
9 6 (1.33%) CompTIA Security+
9 6 (1.33%) SSCP
10 5 (1.11%) CCSA
10 5 (1.11%) CCSE
10 5 (1.11%) DBS Check
10 5 (1.11%) Master's Degree
10 5 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 155 (34.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 138 (30.53%) ISO 9001
3 22 (4.87%) SLA
4 14 (3.10%) PCI DSS
5 7 (1.55%) Cyber Essentials
6 6 (1.33%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 6 (1.33%) ISO 22301
6 6 (1.33%) NIST
7 3 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 2 (0.44%) GDPR
8 2 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.22%) Actionable Recommendations
9 1 (0.22%) PMO
System Software
1 105 (23.23%) vCloud
2 72 (15.93%) Active Directory
3 43 (9.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 33 (7.30%) Hyper-V
5 20 (4.42%) XenApp
6 14 (3.10%) vSphere
7 7 (1.55%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (1.11%) Terminal Services
9 4 (0.88%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (0.88%) VMware NSX
10 2 (0.44%) Firmware
10 2 (0.44%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.22%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.22%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 1 (0.22%) NFS
11 1 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 127 (28.10%) FortiGate
2 125 (27.65%) Nagios
3 17 (3.76%) SCCM
4 16 (3.54%) WSUS
5 10 (2.21%) Nessus
6 8 (1.77%) Backup Exec
6 8 (1.77%) vCenter Server
7 6 (1.33%) Cisco CUCM
8 4 (0.88%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (0.88%) PaperCut
8 4 (0.88%) ZABBIX
9 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (0.44%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.22%) Ansible
10 1 (0.22%) Failover Clustering
10 1 (0.22%) Terraform
Vendors
1 229 (50.66%) Cisco
2 138 (30.53%) Fortinet
3 113 (25.00%) Palo Alto
4 88 (19.47%) Microsoft
5 73 (16.15%) VMware
6 30 (6.64%) Veeam
7 29 (6.42%) Citrix
8 22 (4.87%) CheckPoint
9 17 (3.76%) Meraki
10 14 (3.10%) Avaya
10 14 (3.10%) Mitel
11 12 (2.65%) Dell
11 12 (2.65%) HP
12 10 (2.21%) Siemens
13 9 (1.99%) Huawei
13 9 (1.99%) Juniper
14 8 (1.77%) Asigra
15 7 (1.55%) Adobe
15 7 (1.55%) Brocade
15 7 (1.55%) Ruckus Wireless