Period
to 5 July 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 5 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
5 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 71 21 121
Rank change year-on-year -50 +100 +8
Permanent jobs citing WAN 136 822 235
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Yorkshire 3.36% 10.52% 2.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 26.31% 44.46% 17.46%
Number of salaries quoted 102 461 204
Median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +13.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £25,750 £28,000 £24,075
90th Percentile £72,250 £57,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £46,750 £45,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year +3.89% -4.26% +4.44%

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 517 1,849 1,346
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 12.78% 23.67% 13.60%
Number of salaries quoted 409 1,303 1,124
Median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -3.61% +10.67%
10th Percentile £26,650 £21,000 £23,325
90th Percentile £64,000 £57,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +7.53% -2.11% +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 5 July 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 5 July 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 -15 77 £45,000 -1.64% 4
North Yorkshire -22 41 £42,500 - 3
South Yorkshire +28 15 £36,500 +21.67% 6
East Yorkshire -13 2 £40,000 +23.08%
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 5 July 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.

1 101 (74.26%) LAN
2 87 (63.97%) Firewall
3 69 (50.74%) Cisco
4 56 (41.18%) Cisco Certification
5 55 (40.44%) VMware
6 52 (38.24%) VPN
7 41 (30.15%) Microsoft
7 41 (30.15%) VMware Infrastructure
8 39 (28.68%) CCNA
8 39 (28.68%) Office 365
8 39 (28.68%) Data Centre
9 37 (27.21%) Azure
10 36 (26.47%) TCP/IP
11 35 (25.74%) VoIP
12 32 (23.53%) Active Directory
12 32 (23.53%) BGP
13 30 (22.06%) Windows
13 30 (22.06%) Wireless
14 29 (21.32%) Microsoft Certification
15 28 (20.59%) VLAN
16 27 (19.85%) Juniper
16 27 (19.85%) CCNP
16 27 (19.85%) DNS
17 26 (19.12%) SAN
17 26 (19.12%) Problem-Solving
18 25 (18.38%) ITIL
19 24 (17.65%) DHCP
19 24 (17.65%) Citrix
19 24 (17.65%) OSPF
19 24 (17.65%) Disaster Recovery

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 3 (2.21%) OpenStack
1 3 (2.21%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.47%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.47%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 13 (9.56%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (4.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (4.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 6 (4.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (2.94%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 39 (28.68%) Office 365
2 37 (27.21%) Azure
3 7 (5.15%) AWS CloudFormation
3 7 (5.15%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 6 (4.41%) AWS
5 4 (2.94%) GCP
5 4 (2.94%) IaaS
5 4 (2.94%) PaaS
6 3 (2.21%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (2.21%) GitHub
6 3 (2.21%) SaaS
7 1 (0.74%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 101 (74.26%) LAN
2 87 (63.97%) Firewall
3 52 (38.24%) VPN
4 36 (26.47%) TCP/IP
5 35 (25.74%) VoIP
6 32 (23.53%) BGP
7 30 (22.06%) Wireless
8 28 (20.59%) VLAN
9 27 (19.85%) DNS
10 26 (19.12%) SAN
11 24 (17.65%) DHCP
11 24 (17.65%) OSPF
12 23 (16.91%) MPLS
13 21 (15.44%) Cisco ASA
13 21 (15.44%) IP Telephony
14 16 (11.76%) Cisco ISE
15 13 (9.56%) Wi-Fi
16 11 (8.09%) Software-Defined Networking
17 10 (7.35%) NetScaler
17 10 (7.35%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.35%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.74%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.74%) Jenkins
General
1 14 (10.29%) Finance
2 12 (8.82%) Retail
3 4 (2.94%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.47%) Legal
4 2 (1.47%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.47%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 27 (19.85%) Network Engineer
2 21 (15.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 14 (10.29%) Analyst
4 12 (8.82%) Administrator
4 12 (8.82%) IT Administrator
4 12 (8.82%) IT Systems Administrator
4 12 (8.82%) Network Administrator
4 12 (8.82%) Systems Administrator
5 11 (8.09%) Architect
6 10 (7.35%) IT Technician
6 10 (7.35%) Systems Engineer
7 9 (6.62%) Cisco Engineer
7 9 (6.62%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 8 (5.88%) IT Support
8 8 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
9 7 (5.15%) IT Analyst
9 7 (5.15%) IT Support Technician
9 7 (5.15%) Security Engineer
9 7 (5.15%) Senior Network Engineer
9 7 (5.15%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.21%) Jinja
Miscellaneous
1 39 (28.68%) Data Centre
2 14 (10.29%) Self-Motivation
3 7 (5.15%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.41%) Enterprise Storage
5 5 (3.68%) Client/Server
6 4 (2.94%) Driving Licence
7 3 (2.21%) Clustering
7 3 (2.21%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 3 (2.21%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.47%) Cyberthreat
8 2 (1.47%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.74%) CCTV
9 1 (0.74%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.74%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.74%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 30 (22.06%) Windows
2 19 (13.97%) Windows Server
3 11 (8.09%) Linux
4 7 (5.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (4.41%) Windows Server 2019
6 3 (2.21%) Unix
6 3 (2.21%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (2.21%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (0.74%) Debian
7 1 (0.74%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.74%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (19.12%) Problem-Solving
2 25 (18.38%) ITIL
3 24 (17.65%) DevOps
3 24 (17.65%) Disaster Recovery
4 23 (16.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 13 (9.56%) Presales
6 12 (8.82%) Collaborative Working
6 12 (8.82%) Facilities Management
6 12 (8.82%) Network Architecture
6 12 (8.82%) Network Monitoring
6 12 (8.82%) Network Virtualisation
7 11 (8.09%) Network Design
7 11 (8.09%) Project Delivery
8 10 (7.35%) IT Strategy
8 10 (7.35%) Migration
8 10 (7.35%) Service Delivery
9 9 (6.62%) Configuration Management
9 9 (6.62%) Information Security
9 9 (6.62%) Strategic Roadmap
9 9 (6.62%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (8.82%) PowerShell
2 8 (5.88%) Python
3 1 (0.74%) C
3 1 (0.74%) SQL
Qualifications
1 56 (41.18%) Cisco Certification
2 39 (28.68%) CCNA
3 29 (21.32%) Microsoft Certification
4 27 (19.85%) CCNP
5 17 (12.50%) MCSA
6 16 (11.76%) MCSE
7 11 (8.09%) CCIE
8 9 (6.62%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (4.41%) CCDP
9 6 (4.41%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 6 (4.41%) Degree
10 5 (3.68%) Computer Science Degree
11 4 (2.94%) MCSD
11 4 (2.94%) Server+ Certification
12 3 (2.21%) CITP
12 3 (2.21%) JNCIE
12 3 (2.21%) JNCIP
13 2 (1.47%) Check Point Certification
13 2 (1.47%) SC Cleared
13 2 (1.47%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (4.41%) SLA
3 5 (3.68%) PCI DSS
4 4 (2.94%) GDPR
5 3 (2.21%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (2.21%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.74%) ISO 22301
6 1 (0.74%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 41 (30.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 32 (23.53%) Active Directory
3 12 (8.82%) Virtual Machines
4 8 (5.88%) vSphere
5 7 (5.15%) VMware NSX
5 7 (5.15%) XenApp
5 7 (5.15%) XenDesktop
6 5 (3.68%) Hyper-V
6 5 (3.68%) Xen
7 4 (2.94%) vCloud
8 3 (2.21%) Docker
Systems Management
1 15 (11.03%) Puppet
2 14 (10.29%) Terraform
3 10 (7.35%) FortiGate
4 8 (5.88%) Ansible
4 8 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (5.15%) SCCM
6 6 (4.41%) vCenter Server
7 3 (2.21%) Kubernetes
8 2 (1.47%) Cisco CME
8 2 (1.47%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (1.47%) Cisco Prime
8 2 (1.47%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 1 (0.74%) Failover Clustering
9 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.74%) SCOM
9 1 (0.74%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 69 (50.74%) Cisco
2 55 (40.44%) VMware
3 41 (30.15%) Microsoft
4 27 (19.85%) Juniper
5 24 (17.65%) Citrix
6 20 (14.71%) CheckPoint
7 13 (9.56%) Fortinet
8 12 (8.82%) Aruba
9 10 (7.35%) Meraki
9 10 (7.35%) SolarWinds
10 9 (6.62%) Asigra
10 9 (6.62%) Veeam
11 8 (5.88%) F5
11 8 (5.88%) NETGEAR
12 7 (5.15%) Avaya
12 7 (5.15%) Barracuda Networks
12 7 (5.15%) Blue Coat
12 7 (5.15%) Google
12 7 (5.15%) Imperva
12 7 (5.15%) Infoblox