Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
20 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 102 97 93
Rank change year-on-year -5 -4 -8
Permanent jobs citing WAN 157 215 274
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 2.58% 2.93% 2.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.15% 18.27% 20.45%
Number of salaries quoted 120 209 241
Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £39,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.97% +2.63% +2.70%
10th Percentile £22,500 £22,700 £25,750
90th Percentile £58,000 £63,750 £55,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 820 1,177 1,340
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 13.47% 16.05% 13.92%
Number of salaries quoted 688 968 1,136
Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £39,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.97% +4.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,175 £23,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £57,500 £57,500
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 20 January 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 20 January 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 -46 71 £38,750 +3.33% 19
North Yorkshire +40 42 £42,500 -10.53% 18
South Yorkshire +26 31 £44,500 +4.09% 2
East Yorkshire +19 10 £40,000 +60.00%
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 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.

1 133 (84.71%) LAN
2 84 (53.50%) Firewall
3 77 (49.04%) Windows
4 72 (45.86%) Cisco
5 59 (37.58%) Microsoft
5 59 (37.58%) VPN
6 55 (35.03%) Windows Server
7 54 (34.39%) TCP/IP
7 54 (34.39%) Active Directory
8 51 (32.48%) VMware
9 50 (31.85%) Cisco Certification
10 42 (26.75%) ITIL
11 41 (26.11%) Wireless
12 39 (24.84%) Linux
13 38 (24.20%) Office 365
14 36 (22.93%) CCNP
14 36 (22.93%) VoIP
15 34 (21.66%) MPLS
16 33 (21.02%) Problem-Solving
17 31 (19.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 31 (19.75%) Change Management
17 31 (19.75%) DHCP
17 31 (19.75%) DNS
17 31 (19.75%) CCNA
18 30 (19.11%) VMware Infrastructure
19 29 (18.47%) SAN
20 27 (17.20%) Citrix
20 27 (17.20%) Continuous Improvement
21 25 (15.92%) Hyper-V
21 25 (15.92%) Telecoms

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 18 (11.46%) Skype for Business
2 16 (10.19%) MS Exchange
3 10 (6.37%) IIS
4 7 (4.46%) SharePoint
5 5 (3.18%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (1.91%) OpenStack
8 2 (1.27%) IBM Domino
8 2 (1.27%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.64%) SAS
Applications
1 16 (10.19%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (5.10%) MS Visio
3 4 (2.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (2.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 38 (24.20%) Office 365
2 24 (15.29%) Azure
3 10 (6.37%) IaaS
4 9 (5.73%) SaaS
5 6 (3.82%) AWS
5 6 (3.82%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (1.91%) GitHub
6 3 (1.91%) PaaS
7 2 (1.27%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (1.27%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 133 (84.71%) LAN
2 84 (53.50%) Firewall
3 59 (37.58%) VPN
4 54 (34.39%) TCP/IP
5 41 (26.11%) Wireless
6 36 (22.93%) VoIP
7 34 (21.66%) MPLS
8 31 (19.75%) DHCP
8 31 (19.75%) DNS
9 29 (18.47%) SAN
10 24 (15.29%) Network Security
10 24 (15.29%) Wi-Fi
11 22 (14.01%) BGP
11 22 (14.01%) VLAN
12 20 (12.74%) OSPF
13 19 (12.10%) Internet
14 18 (11.46%) Skype
15 15 (9.55%) Cisco ASA
15 15 (9.55%) Remote Desktop
16 12 (7.64%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (10.19%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.55%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (0.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 25 (15.92%) Telecoms
2 5 (3.18%) Finance
3 4 (2.55%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.91%) Law
4 3 (1.91%) Retail
5 2 (1.27%) Legal
6 1 (0.64%) Marketing
6 1 (0.64%) Police
Job Titles
1 28 (17.83%) Network Engineer
2 25 (15.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 19 (12.10%) Analyst
4 13 (8.28%) IT Manager
4 13 (8.28%) IT Support
5 12 (7.64%) IT Engineer
6 8 (5.10%) Architect
6 8 (5.10%) Infrastructure Manager
6 8 (5.10%) Support Engineer
7 7 (4.46%) Cisco Engineer
7 7 (4.46%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 7 (4.46%) Project Engineer
7 7 (4.46%) Security Engineer
7 7 (4.46%) Team Leader
8 6 (3.82%) 2nd Line Support
8 6 (3.82%) Network Analyst
8 6 (3.82%) Senior Network Engineer
8 6 (3.82%) Support Analyst
8 6 (3.82%) Technical Analyst
8 6 (3.82%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.55%) HTML
2 3 (1.91%) Jinja
3 1 (0.64%) .NET
3 1 (0.64%) COM
3 1 (0.64%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (14.01%) Self-Motivation
2 20 (12.74%) Data Centre
3 17 (10.83%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (7.64%) Video Conferencing
5 7 (4.46%) e-Learning
5 7 (4.46%) IVR
5 7 (4.46%) Management Information System
5 7 (4.46%) Replication
6 5 (3.18%) Clustering
6 5 (3.18%) CMDB
6 5 (3.18%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (2.55%) AS400
7 4 (2.55%) Private Cloud
8 3 (1.91%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.91%) iPad
8 3 (1.91%) iPhone
9 2 (1.27%) Digital Signage
9 2 (1.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (1.27%) Fat Client
9 2 (1.27%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 77 (49.04%) Windows
2 55 (35.03%) Windows Server
3 39 (24.84%) Linux
4 22 (14.01%) Windows 10
5 20 (12.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (10.83%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (8.28%) Windows 7
7 13 (8.28%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (7.64%) Unix
9 8 (5.10%) Windows 8
10 5 (3.18%) Ubuntu
11 3 (1.91%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.27%) Android
12 2 (1.27%) CentOS
13 1 (0.64%) Debian
13 1 (0.64%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (26.75%) ITIL
2 33 (21.02%) Problem-Solving
3 31 (19.75%) Change Management
3 31 (19.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 27 (17.20%) Continuous Improvement
5 19 (12.10%) Project Delivery
5 19 (12.10%) Project Management
6 15 (9.55%) Information Security
7 14 (8.92%) Cybersecurity
7 14 (8.92%) Mentoring
7 14 (8.92%) Service Delivery
8 13 (8.28%) Technical Leadership
9 12 (7.64%) Disaster Recovery
9 12 (7.64%) Security Operations
9 12 (7.64%) SIEM
10 11 (7.01%) Penetration Testing
11 10 (6.37%) Coaching
11 10 (6.37%) Presales
12 9 (5.73%) Antivirus Management
12 9 (5.73%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 14 (8.92%) SQL
2 7 (4.46%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.91%) PHP
4 2 (1.27%) Python
5 1 (0.64%) C
Qualifications
1 50 (31.85%) Cisco Certification
2 36 (22.93%) CCNP
3 31 (19.75%) CCNA
4 12 (7.64%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (5.10%) CISM
6 7 (4.46%) Avaya Certification
6 7 (4.46%) CCIE
6 7 (4.46%) MCSE
6 7 (4.46%) SANS
7 6 (3.82%) CISA
7 6 (3.82%) CompTIA Security+
7 6 (3.82%) Degree
7 6 (3.82%) SSCP
8 5 (3.18%) CCDP
8 5 (3.18%) Master's Degree
8 5 (3.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 4 (2.55%) JNCIE
9 4 (2.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 3 (1.91%) JNCIP
10 3 (1.91%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (8.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (7.64%) SLA
3 10 (6.37%) PCI DSS
4 6 (3.82%) NIST
5 3 (1.91%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (1.27%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (1.27%) GDPR
6 2 (1.27%) ISO 9001
6 2 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.64%) Actionable Recommendations
7 1 (0.64%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.64%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 54 (34.39%) Active Directory
2 30 (19.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (15.92%) Hyper-V
4 14 (8.92%) XenApp
5 12 (7.64%) vSphere
6 6 (3.82%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (3.18%) vCloud
8 4 (2.55%) Terminal Services
9 3 (1.91%) Docker
10 2 (1.27%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 2 (1.27%) Firmware
10 2 (1.27%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (1.27%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.64%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.64%) NFS
11 1 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.64%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 16 (10.19%) SCCM
2 12 (7.64%) WSUS
3 8 (5.10%) FortiGate
4 7 (4.46%) vCenter Server
5 6 (3.82%) Nessus
6 5 (3.18%) Backup Exec
7 4 (2.55%) PaperCut
8 3 (1.91%) Ansible
8 3 (1.91%) Kubernetes
8 3 (1.91%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (1.27%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (1.27%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (1.27%) Puppet
9 2 (1.27%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (1.27%) Terraform
9 2 (1.27%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Clustering
10 1 (0.64%) SCOM
10 1 (0.64%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 72 (45.86%) Cisco
2 59 (37.58%) Microsoft
3 51 (32.48%) VMware
4 27 (17.20%) Citrix
5 18 (11.46%) Veeam
6 14 (8.92%) Meraki
7 13 (8.28%) Juniper
8 11 (7.01%) CheckPoint
9 10 (6.37%) Palo Alto
10 9 (5.73%) Avaya
10 9 (5.73%) Dell
11 8 (5.10%) HP
11 8 (5.10%) Huawei
11 8 (5.10%) Mitel
12 7 (4.46%) BT
12 7 (4.46%) Genesys
12 7 (4.46%) Verint
13 6 (3.82%) Fortinet
13 6 (3.82%) Siemens
14 5 (3.18%) SonicWALL