Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
22 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 150 75 20
Rank change year-on-year -75 -55 +95
Permanent jobs citing WAN 111 86 752
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Yorkshire 1.72% 3.25% 10.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.48% 22.99% 46.22%
Number of salaries quoted 102 68 401
10th Percentile £27,162 £29,750 £27,250
25th Percentile £35,634 £32,500 £31,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +18.75% - +6.67%
75th Percentile £56,000 £50,000 £50,000
90th Percentile £63,500 £60,750 £57,500
England median annual salary £46,000 £50,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year -8.00% +16.28% -6.52%

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 1,171 374 1,627
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 18.11% 14.14% 22.19%
Number of salaries quoted 887 295 1,134
10th Percentile £26,250 £28,500 £21,000
25th Percentile £37,280 £34,125 £28,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +17.65% +6.25% -3.61%
75th Percentile £60,000 £55,000 £50,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £63,900 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +14.13% -3.16%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 -84 55 £47,500 +5.56% 25
North Yorkshire +18 40 £42,000 +5.00% 3
East Yorkshire -10 9 £55,000 +100.00%
South Yorkshire -60 7 £52,500 +45.83% 6
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 86 (77.48%) LAN
2 65 (58.56%) Cisco
3 57 (51.35%) Active Directory
4 53 (47.75%) Windows
5 50 (45.05%) Microsoft
6 49 (44.14%) Azure
7 47 (42.34%) Microsoft 365
8 45 (40.54%) Firewall
9 35 (31.53%) Windows Server
10 33 (29.73%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 33 (29.73%) TCP/IP
10 33 (29.73%) Cisco Certification
11 27 (24.32%) VMware
12 26 (23.42%) DNS
12 26 (23.42%) CCNP
13 25 (22.52%) VPN
13 25 (22.52%) SQL Server
13 25 (22.52%) ITIL
14 21 (18.92%) Wi-Fi
15 20 (18.02%) CCNA
16 19 (17.12%) DHCP
16 19 (17.12%) Hyper-V
16 19 (17.12%) VMware Infrastructure
17 17 (15.32%) Windows 10
17 17 (15.32%) Windows Server 2019
18 16 (14.41%) Windows Server 2016
18 16 (14.41%) VLAN
19 15 (13.51%) Data Centre
19 15 (13.51%) Meraki
19 15 (13.51%) VoIP

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 15 (13.51%) SharePoint
2 13 (11.71%) MS Exchange
3 5 (4.50%) Confluence
4 3 (2.70%) IIS
4 3 (2.70%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 11 (9.91%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.70%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 49 (44.14%) Azure
2 47 (42.34%) Microsoft 365
3 10 (9.01%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (5.41%) OneDrive
5 5 (4.50%) AWS
5 5 (4.50%) Power Platform
6 2 (1.80%) SaaS
7 1 (0.90%) IaaS
7 1 (0.90%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 86 (77.48%) LAN
2 45 (40.54%) Firewall
3 33 (29.73%) TCP/IP
4 26 (23.42%) DNS
5 25 (22.52%) VPN
6 21 (18.92%) Wi-Fi
7 19 (17.12%) DHCP
8 16 (14.41%) VLAN
9 15 (13.51%) VoIP
10 14 (12.61%) SAN
11 12 (10.81%) SD-WAN
11 12 (10.81%) Wireless
12 9 (8.11%) MPLS
12 9 (8.11%) Network Security
13 7 (6.31%) Unified Communications
14 6 (5.41%) WLAN
15 5 (4.50%) BGP
15 5 (4.50%) Cisco ASA
16 4 (3.60%) Cisco IOS
16 4 (3.60%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (22.52%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.50%) SQL Server 2012
2 5 (4.50%) SQL Server 2019
3 3 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.90%) Data Lake
4 1 (0.90%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (4.50%) JIRA
General
1 14 (12.61%) Social Skills
2 9 (8.11%) Manufacturing
3 6 (5.41%) Organisational Skills
4 4 (3.60%) Public Sector
5 3 (2.70%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.80%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.80%) Documentation Skills
7 1 (0.90%) Banking
7 1 (0.90%) Finance
7 1 (0.90%) Influencing Skills
7 1 (0.90%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 30 (27.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 29 (26.13%) Network Engineer
3 14 (12.61%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 12 (10.81%) Analyst
5 10 (9.01%) Senior Network Engineer
6 9 (8.11%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (7.21%) IT Analyst
7 8 (7.21%) Network Analyst
8 7 (6.31%) 2nd Line Support
9 6 (5.41%) IT Operations Analyst
9 6 (5.41%) Network Operations Analyst
9 6 (5.41%) Operations Analyst
9 6 (5.41%) Senior Analyst
9 6 (5.41%) Senior Network Analyst
9 6 (5.41%) Senior Operations Analyst
9 6 (5.41%) Support Manager
9 6 (5.41%) Team Leader
10 5 (4.50%) Infrastructure Team Leader
10 5 (4.50%) IT Manager
10 5 (4.50%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.41%) LDAP
2 5 (4.50%) JSON
3 2 (1.80%) Web Services
4 1 (0.90%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.51%) Data Centre
2 9 (8.11%) Public Cloud
2 9 (8.11%) Self-Motivation
3 8 (7.21%) Private Cloud
4 5 (4.50%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (3.60%) Driving Licence
6 3 (2.70%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (2.70%) Fat Client
6 3 (2.70%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.70%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.90%) Cloud Native
7 1 (0.90%) Housing Association
7 1 (0.90%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.90%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.90%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 53 (47.75%) Windows
2 35 (31.53%) Windows Server
3 17 (15.32%) Windows 10
3 17 (15.32%) Windows Server 2019
4 16 (14.41%) Windows Server 2016
5 11 (9.91%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (3.60%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.80%) Android
8 2 (1.80%) Linux
8 2 (1.80%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (29.73%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 25 (22.52%) ITIL
3 14 (12.61%) Disaster Recovery
3 14 (12.61%) Service Delivery
3 14 (12.61%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (9.91%) Project Management
5 10 (9.01%) Incident Management
5 10 (9.01%) Patch Management
5 10 (9.01%) Project Delivery
6 9 (8.11%) Proactive Monitoring
7 8 (7.21%) Data Protection
7 8 (7.21%) Problem-Solving
8 7 (6.31%) Configuration Management
8 7 (6.31%) Logistics
9 6 (5.41%) Architectural Design
9 6 (5.41%) Change Control
9 6 (5.41%) Collaborative Working
9 6 (5.41%) Mentoring
10 5 (4.50%) Capacity Management
10 5 (4.50%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 7 (6.31%) SQL
2 5 (4.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 33 (29.73%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (23.42%) CCNP
3 20 (18.02%) CCNA
4 8 (7.21%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (6.31%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (3.60%) Degree
6 4 (3.60%) MCSA
6 4 (3.60%) MCSE
7 3 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (1.80%) CISM
8 2 (1.80%) CISSP
8 2 (1.80%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (1.80%) Network+ Certification
8 2 (1.80%) SSCP
9 1 (0.90%) CCIE
9 1 (0.90%) JNCIA
9 1 (0.90%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.90%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.90%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (9.91%) SLA
2 9 (8.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.80%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (1.80%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.80%) NIST
3 2 (1.80%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.80%) PMO
4 1 (0.90%) HAZOP
System Software
1 57 (51.35%) Active Directory
2 19 (17.12%) Hyper-V
2 19 (17.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.41%) Virtual Desktop
4 5 (4.50%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (4.50%) XenApp
5 3 (2.70%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (2.70%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (2.70%) vSphere
6 2 (1.80%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (10.81%) Microsoft Intune
1 12 (10.81%) SCCM
2 7 (6.31%) SCOM
3 6 (5.41%) Ansible
3 6 (5.41%) Single Sign-On
3 6 (5.41%) Terraform
4 4 (3.60%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.90%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.90%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.90%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 65 (58.56%) Cisco
2 50 (45.05%) Microsoft
3 27 (24.32%) VMware
4 15 (13.51%) Meraki
5 14 (12.61%) Veeam
6 13 (11.71%) Palo Alto
7 11 (9.91%) CheckPoint
8 10 (9.01%) Citrix
9 9 (8.11%) Dell
9 9 (8.11%) F5
10 7 (6.31%) Dell Compellent
11 6 (5.41%) Fortinet
12 5 (4.50%) Aerohive Networks
12 5 (4.50%) Veritas
13 4 (3.60%) Avaya
14 3 (2.70%) Ivanti
14 3 (2.70%) Juniper
14 3 (2.70%) Zscaler
15 2 (1.80%) CrowdStrike
16 1 (0.90%) ShoreTel