Period
to 24 January 2022

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 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
24 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 147 103 96
Rank change year-on-year -44 -7 +2
Permanent jobs citing WAN 137 95 162
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Yorkshire 1.94% 2.51% 2.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.71% 15.27% 19.38%
Number of salaries quoted 120 86 131
10th Percentile £27,000 £23,125 £22,500
25th Percentile £32,688 £30,313 £31,125
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year - - +11.84%
75th Percentile £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
90th Percentile £57,550 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -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 1,279 622 836
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 18.15% 16.44% 13.71%
Number of salaries quoted 834 482 714
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £21,825
25th Percentile £35,250 £31,250 £30,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +10.39%
75th Percentile £59,813 £57,500 £56,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £62,250 £65,000
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 24 January 2022.

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 January 2022. 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
Jobs
West Yorkshire -40 79 £41,500 -2.35% 30
North Yorkshire -3 33 £43,000 -7.03% 4
South Yorkshire -32 13 £42,500 -20.93% 4
East Yorkshire -9 11 £55,000 +100.00% 2
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 24 January 2022, 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.

1 102 (74.45%) LAN
2 71 (51.82%) Active Directory
3 69 (50.36%) Microsoft 365
4 65 (47.45%) Microsoft
5 64 (46.72%) Cisco
6 63 (45.99%) Firewall
7 61 (44.53%) Windows
7 61 (44.53%) Azure
8 59 (43.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 45 (32.85%) VPN
10 42 (30.66%) Windows Server
11 39 (28.47%) DNS
11 39 (28.47%) ITIL
11 39 (28.47%) VMware
12 38 (27.74%) Cisco Certification
13 36 (26.28%) VMware Infrastructure
14 34 (24.82%) CCNP
14 34 (24.82%) DHCP
15 33 (24.09%) TCP/IP
16 31 (22.63%) Hyper-V
16 31 (22.63%) Social Skills
17 27 (19.71%) F5
17 27 (19.71%) SQL Server
17 27 (19.71%) Wi-Fi
18 25 (18.25%) Windows Server 2012
19 24 (17.52%) MPLS
20 23 (16.79%) Wireless
20 23 (16.79%) Windows 10
21 22 (16.06%) Service Delivery
21 22 (16.06%) SCCM

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 21 (15.33%) SharePoint
2 19 (13.87%) MS Exchange
3 9 (6.57%) IIS
4 3 (2.19%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (1.46%) Confluence
5 2 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 15 (10.95%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.92%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.46%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 69 (50.36%) Microsoft 365
2 61 (44.53%) Azure
3 19 (13.87%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (5.84%) Rubrik
4 8 (5.84%) SaaS
5 7 (5.11%) OneDrive
5 7 (5.11%) PaaS
6 6 (4.38%) AWS
6 6 (4.38%) IaaS
7 5 (3.65%) Power Platform
8 2 (1.46%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 102 (74.45%) LAN
2 63 (45.99%) Firewall
3 45 (32.85%) VPN
4 39 (28.47%) DNS
5 34 (24.82%) DHCP
6 33 (24.09%) TCP/IP
7 27 (19.71%) Wi-Fi
8 24 (17.52%) MPLS
9 23 (16.79%) Wireless
10 21 (15.33%) SAN
11 17 (12.41%) VLAN
12 15 (10.95%) VoIP
13 14 (10.22%) BGP
14 13 (9.49%) WLAN
15 12 (8.76%) SD-WAN
16 11 (8.03%) Remote Desktop
16 11 (8.03%) SSL
17 9 (6.57%) OSPF
18 8 (5.84%) IPsec
19 6 (4.38%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (19.71%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.57%) SQL Server 2012
2 9 (6.57%) SQL Server 2019
3 3 (2.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.46%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.73%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.73%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (2.92%) JIRA
2 2 (1.46%) Git (software)
General
1 31 (22.63%) Social Skills
2 8 (5.84%) Finance
2 8 (5.84%) Presentation Skills
3 6 (4.38%) Manufacturing
4 5 (3.65%) Public Sector
5 3 (2.19%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.46%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.46%) Games
6 2 (1.46%) Marketing
6 2 (1.46%) Organisational Skills
7 1 (0.73%) Documentation Skills
7 1 (0.73%) Influencing Skills
7 1 (0.73%) Law
7 1 (0.73%) Police
7 1 (0.73%) Retail
Job Titles
1 43 (31.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 41 (29.93%) Network Engineer
3 21 (15.33%) Analyst
4 16 (11.68%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 14 (10.22%) Infrastructure Manager
6 13 (9.49%) Support Engineer
7 11 (8.03%) Senior Network Engineer
8 10 (7.30%) IT Analyst
9 9 (6.57%) IT Engineer
9 9 (6.57%) Network Analyst
9 9 (6.57%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (5.84%) Infrastructure Support Manager
10 8 (5.84%) IT Operations Analyst
10 8 (5.84%) Network Operations Analyst
10 8 (5.84%) Operations Analyst
10 8 (5.84%) Project Manager
10 8 (5.84%) Senior Analyst
10 8 (5.84%) Senior Network Analyst
10 8 (5.84%) Senior Operations Analyst
10 8 (5.84%) Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.65%) JSON
2 3 (2.19%) Web Services
3 1 (0.73%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.73%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 17 (12.41%) Private Cloud
2 7 (5.11%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (5.11%) Fat Client
2 7 (5.11%) Thin Client
3 6 (4.38%) CMDB
4 5 (3.65%) Data Protection Act
4 5 (3.65%) Driving Licence
4 5 (3.65%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (2.92%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.92%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.46%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.73%) CESG
7 1 (0.73%) Clustering
7 1 (0.73%) Housing Association
7 1 (0.73%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.73%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.73%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 61 (44.53%) Windows
2 42 (30.66%) Windows Server
3 25 (18.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 23 (16.79%) Windows 10
5 19 (13.87%) Windows Server 2019
6 15 (10.95%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (10.22%) Windows Server 2016
8 10 (7.30%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (5.84%) Linux
10 2 (1.46%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.73%) Android
11 1 (0.73%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (43.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 39 (28.47%) ITIL
3 22 (16.06%) Service Delivery
4 20 (14.60%) Disaster Recovery
5 18 (13.14%) Incident Management
6 14 (10.22%) Project Delivery
7 13 (9.49%) Security Patching
7 13 (9.49%) Service Management
8 12 (8.76%) Project Management
9 11 (8.03%) Problem-Solving
9 11 (8.03%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (7.30%) Proactive Monitoring
11 9 (6.57%) Change Management
11 9 (6.57%) Data Protection
12 8 (5.84%) Infrastructure Monitoring
12 8 (5.84%) Mobile Device Management
12 8 (5.84%) Proactive Maintenance
13 7 (5.11%) Continuous Improvement
13 7 (5.11%) Cost Reduction
13 7 (5.11%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 10 (7.30%) PowerShell
2 7 (5.11%) SQL
3 2 (1.46%) C
3 2 (1.46%) Python
3 2 (1.46%) Ruby
3 2 (1.46%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 38 (27.74%) Cisco Certification
2 34 (24.82%) CCNP
3 19 (13.87%) CCNA
4 10 (7.30%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (6.57%) MCSE
6 8 (5.84%) MCSA
7 6 (4.38%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (2.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (1.46%) Degree
10 1 (0.73%) CISM
10 1 (0.73%) CISSP
10 1 (0.73%) CompTIA Security+
10 1 (0.73%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.73%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.73%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (10.95%) SLA
2 6 (4.38%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 6 (4.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (4.38%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.73%) COBIT
System Software
1 71 (51.82%) Active Directory
2 36 (26.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (22.63%) Hyper-V
4 19 (13.87%) vSphere
5 6 (4.38%) XenApp
6 3 (2.19%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (2.19%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 22 (16.06%) SCCM
2 18 (13.14%) Microsoft Intune
3 8 (5.84%) NetBackup
4 7 (5.11%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 7 (5.11%) WSUS
5 4 (2.92%) Nessus
6 2 (1.46%) Ansible
6 2 (1.46%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.73%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.73%) SCOM
Vendors
1 65 (47.45%) Microsoft
2 64 (46.72%) Cisco
3 39 (28.47%) VMware
4 27 (19.71%) F5
5 21 (15.33%) Veeam
6 17 (12.41%) CheckPoint
7 16 (11.68%) Citrix
7 16 (11.68%) Palo Alto
8 13 (9.49%) Dell
9 10 (7.30%) Meraki
9 10 (7.30%) Veritas
10 8 (5.84%) HP
10 8 (5.84%) Oracle
11 7 (5.11%) SOTI
12 6 (4.38%) Dell Compellent
13 4 (2.92%) Aruba
13 4 (2.92%) Fortinet
13 4 (2.92%) Mitel
13 4 (2.92%) Siemens
14 2 (1.46%) Ubiquiti