Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
19 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 103 91 97
Rank change year-on-year -12 +6 -2
Permanent jobs citing WAN 101 155 217
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Yorkshire 2.66% 2.57% 2.94%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.93% 19.07% 18.33%
Number of salaries quoted 107 127 222
Median annual salary £41,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.53% +6.25% +1.27%
10th Percentile £25,750 £22,575 £22,750
90th Percentile £64,250 £63,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +5.56%

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 634 813 1,184
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 16.69% 13.47% 16.05%
Number of salaries quoted 489 692 977
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +7.59% +5.33%
10th Percentile £25,750 £21,250 £21,150
90th Percentile £60,000 £65,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 19 January 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 19 January 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 +51 65 £40,250 +0.63% 12
North Yorkshire -3 20 £42,500 - 4
South Yorkshire -28 9 £45,000 +1.12% 4
East Yorkshire -4 5 £27,500 -31.25% 3
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 91 (90.10%) LAN
2 59 (58.42%) Firewall
3 52 (51.49%) Cisco
4 51 (50.50%) Windows
5 37 (36.63%) Active Directory
6 35 (34.65%) Microsoft
6 35 (34.65%) Azure
7 34 (33.66%) VPN
8 33 (32.67%) MPLS
9 32 (31.68%) DNS
9 32 (31.68%) VMware
10 27 (26.73%) Office 365
11 26 (25.74%) ITIL
11 26 (25.74%) Windows Server
12 25 (24.75%) DHCP
12 25 (24.75%) TCP/IP
13 24 (23.76%) Cisco Certification
14 22 (21.78%) VMware Infrastructure
15 21 (20.79%) BGP
16 20 (19.80%) Wireless
17 19 (18.81%) VLAN
18 18 (17.82%) AWS
18 18 (17.82%) CCNA
18 18 (17.82%) VoIP
19 17 (16.83%) CCNP
19 17 (16.83%) Palo Alto
20 16 (15.84%) Hyper-V
21 15 (14.85%) Cisco ASA
22 14 (13.86%) Microsoft Office
22 14 (13.86%) Network Security

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 (9.90%) SharePoint
2 5 (4.95%) Exchange Server 2013
2 5 (4.95%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.98%) DNN
3 2 (1.98%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.98%) IBM Domino
3 2 (1.98%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.99%) Confluence
4 1 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.99%) IIS
Applications
1 14 (13.86%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.98%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.99%) SOLIDWORKS
Cloud Services
1 35 (34.65%) Azure
2 27 (26.73%) Office 365
3 18 (17.82%) AWS
4 8 (7.92%) SaaS
5 5 (4.95%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (3.96%) OneDrive
7 3 (2.97%) AWS IoT
8 2 (1.98%) Amazon S3
8 2 (1.98%) GitHub
9 1 (0.99%) IaaS
9 1 (0.99%) PaaS
9 1 (0.99%) Power Platform
9 1 (0.99%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 91 (90.10%) LAN
2 59 (58.42%) Firewall
3 34 (33.66%) VPN
4 33 (32.67%) MPLS
5 32 (31.68%) DNS
6 25 (24.75%) DHCP
6 25 (24.75%) TCP/IP
7 21 (20.79%) BGP
8 20 (19.80%) Wireless
9 19 (18.81%) VLAN
10 18 (17.82%) VoIP
11 15 (14.85%) Cisco ASA
12 14 (13.86%) Network Security
13 13 (12.87%) SAN
13 13 (12.87%) Wi-Fi
14 12 (11.88%) WLAN
15 11 (10.89%) OSPF
16 9 (8.91%) Cisco Firepower
17 8 (7.92%) Ethernet
17 8 (7.92%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.91%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.96%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (1.98%) Redis
4 1 (0.99%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (2.97%) JIRA
General
1 13 (12.87%) Finance
2 9 (8.91%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.95%) Law
4 4 (3.96%) Marketing
5 2 (1.98%) Back Office
5 2 (1.98%) Retail
6 1 (0.99%) Legal
6 1 (0.99%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 27 (26.73%) Network Engineer
2 17 (16.83%) Senior Network Engineer
3 15 (14.85%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 15 (14.85%) Support Engineer
4 14 (13.86%) Architect
4 14 (13.86%) IT Engineer
5 9 (8.91%) Analyst
5 9 (8.91%) IT Support
6 8 (7.92%) 3rd Line Support
6 8 (7.92%) Infrastructure Manager
7 7 (6.93%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 7 (6.93%) Cisco Engineer
7 7 (6.93%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 7 (6.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (6.93%) Network Support
7 7 (6.93%) Network Support Engineer
7 7 (6.93%) Technical Architect
7 7 (6.93%) Technical Support
7 7 (6.93%) Telecoms Architect
8 6 (5.94%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.98%) ActiveMQ
1 2 (1.98%) Elastic Stack
1 2 (1.98%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (0.99%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.91%) Data Centre
2 8 (7.92%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (2.97%) Augmented Reality
3 3 (2.97%) Driving Licence
3 3 (2.97%) Public Cloud
4 2 (1.98%) Clustering
4 2 (1.98%) FMCG
4 2 (1.98%) NHS
5 1 (0.99%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.99%) Device Driver
5 1 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.99%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.99%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 51 (50.50%) Windows
2 26 (25.74%) Windows Server
3 13 (12.87%) Linux
4 9 (8.91%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (6.93%) Windows 10
5 7 (6.93%) Windows Server 2019
6 6 (5.94%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (4.95%) Windows Server 2016
8 3 (2.97%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.99%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (25.74%) ITIL
2 12 (11.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 12 (11.88%) Problem-Solving
3 11 (10.89%) Migration
4 8 (7.92%) Network Design
5 7 (6.93%) Architectural Design
5 7 (6.93%) Deadline-Driven
5 7 (6.93%) Network Virtualisation
5 7 (6.93%) Requirements Gathering
6 6 (5.94%) Configuration Management
6 6 (5.94%) DevOps
6 6 (5.94%) Mentoring
7 5 (4.95%) Cybersecurity
7 5 (4.95%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (4.95%) Network Architecture
7 5 (4.95%) Project Delivery
8 4 (3.96%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (3.96%) ITIL V3
8 4 (3.96%) Presales
8 4 (3.96%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (12.87%) SQL
2 5 (4.95%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.97%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.98%) Python
5 1 (0.99%) C
5 1 (0.99%) Perl
Qualifications
1 24 (23.76%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (17.82%) CCNA
3 17 (16.83%) CCNP
4 6 (5.94%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (4.95%) DBS Check
5 5 (4.95%) Degree
5 5 (4.95%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (2.97%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (2.97%) MCSA
7 2 (1.98%) MCP
7 2 (1.98%) MCSE
8 1 (0.99%) CCDP
8 1 (0.99%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.95%) SLA
2 4 (3.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.99%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 37 (36.63%) Active Directory
2 22 (21.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (15.84%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.98%) Terminal Services
4 2 (1.98%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.99%) vCloud
5 1 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.99%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.99%) vSphere
5 1 (0.99%) XenApp
5 1 (0.99%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (5.94%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (2.97%) SCCM
3 2 (1.98%) Ansible
3 2 (1.98%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.98%) Nagios
3 2 (1.98%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.98%) Puppet
3 2 (1.98%) Terraform
4 1 (0.99%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.99%) Nessus
4 1 (0.99%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.99%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.99%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (0.99%) vRealize
4 1 (0.99%) WSUS
Vendors
1 52 (51.49%) Cisco
2 35 (34.65%) Microsoft
3 32 (31.68%) VMware
4 17 (16.83%) Palo Alto
5 12 (11.88%) Veeam
6 10 (9.90%) F5
6 10 (9.90%) HP
6 10 (9.90%) Juniper
6 10 (9.90%) Meraki
6 10 (9.90%) SonicWALL
7 9 (8.91%) Mitel
8 8 (7.92%) Fortinet
9 7 (6.93%) Avaya
9 7 (6.93%) BT
9 7 (6.93%) Google
9 7 (6.93%) ShoreTel
10 6 (5.94%) Citrix
10 6 (5.94%) Dell
10 6 (5.94%) NetApp
11 5 (4.95%) CheckPoint