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

Wide Area Network (WAN)
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
4 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 138 133 76
Rank change year-on-year -5 -57 -54
Permanent jobs citing WAN 174 113 136
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Yorkshire 2.25% 1.94% 3.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.44% 11.19% 26.05%
Number of salaries quoted 145 109 103
10th Percentile £26,250 £28,500 £25,750
25th Percentile £32,000 £35,383 £33,375
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £43,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +2.35% - +4.50%
75th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £67,500 £68,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £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 1,295 1,010 522
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 16.72% 17.32% 12.89%
Number of salaries quoted 880 761 418
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £27,275
25th Percentile £37,500 £34,750 £32,625
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £43,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +9.20% +8.75%
75th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £64,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +7.53%

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 4 July 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 4 July 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 +17 122 £42,500 +3.03% 12
North Yorkshire -16 32 £45,000 -10.00% 9
South Yorkshire -4 10 £40,000 -38.46% 3
East Yorkshire -5 10 £43,500 -13.00% 1
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 4 July 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.

1 149 (85.63%) LAN
2 106 (60.92%) Microsoft 365
3 97 (55.75%) Active Directory
4 96 (55.17%) Windows
5 90 (51.72%) Azure
6 87 (50.00%) Microsoft
7 83 (47.70%) Firewall
8 75 (43.10%) VMware
8 75 (43.10%) Windows Server
9 65 (37.36%) Cisco
10 59 (33.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 56 (32.18%) VMware Infrastructure
12 54 (31.03%) TCP/IP
13 52 (29.89%) DNS
14 47 (27.01%) VPN
14 47 (27.01%) Wireless
14 47 (27.01%) Social Skills
15 45 (25.86%) DHCP
16 41 (23.56%) Wi-Fi
17 39 (22.41%) ITIL
18 37 (21.26%) Cisco Certification
19 36 (20.69%) SharePoint
20 35 (20.11%) Hyper-V
21 34 (19.54%) CCNA
22 33 (18.97%) SD-WAN
22 33 (18.97%) Azure Active Directory
23 31 (17.82%) SAN
23 31 (17.82%) PowerShell
24 30 (17.24%) Microsoft Intune
25 29 (16.67%) Windows 10

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 36 (20.69%) SharePoint
2 20 (11.49%) MS Exchange
3 10 (5.75%) CMS
3 10 (5.75%) Confluence
4 4 (2.30%) IIS
5 3 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.57%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 24 (13.79%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (7.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (2.30%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (2.87%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.57%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 106 (60.92%) Microsoft 365
2 90 (51.72%) Azure
3 33 (18.97%) Azure Active Directory
4 21 (12.07%) OneDrive
5 20 (11.49%) PaaS
6 17 (9.77%) SaaS
7 13 (7.47%) Power Automate
7 13 (7.47%) Rubrik
8 11 (6.32%) Power Platform
8 11 (6.32%) PowerApps
9 8 (4.60%) AWS
10 4 (2.30%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (2.30%) IaaS
11 1 (0.57%) AWS Direct Connect
11 1 (0.57%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 1 (0.57%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 149 (85.63%) LAN
2 83 (47.70%) Firewall
3 54 (31.03%) TCP/IP
4 52 (29.89%) DNS
5 47 (27.01%) VPN
5 47 (27.01%) Wireless
6 45 (25.86%) DHCP
7 41 (23.56%) Wi-Fi
8 33 (18.97%) SD-WAN
9 31 (17.82%) SAN
10 27 (15.52%) VLAN
11 25 (14.37%) MPLS
12 16 (9.20%) BGP
13 14 (8.05%) OSPF
14 13 (7.47%) Unified Communications
15 12 (6.90%) VoIP
16 9 (5.17%) WLAN
17 8 (4.60%) SSL
18 6 (3.45%) HTTP
18 6 (3.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (11.49%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.30%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (2.30%) Riak
3 2 (1.15%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (1.15%) MySQL
4 1 (0.57%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (6.32%) JIRA
2 1 (0.57%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 47 (27.01%) Social Skills
2 17 (9.77%) Finance
3 14 (8.05%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (6.90%) Banking
5 10 (5.75%) Public Sector
6 5 (2.87%) Manufacturing
7 4 (2.30%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 4 (2.30%) Presentation Skills
8 3 (1.72%) Documentation Skills
8 3 (1.72%) Law
8 3 (1.72%) Retail
9 2 (1.15%) Back Office
9 2 (1.15%) Legal
10 1 (0.57%) Automotive
10 1 (0.57%) Influencing Skills
10 1 (0.57%) Organisational Skills
10 1 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 47 (27.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 32 (18.39%) Network Engineer
3 18 (10.34%) IT Engineer
4 17 (9.77%) Architect
4 17 (9.77%) Support Engineer
5 16 (9.20%) IT Support
6 15 (8.62%) IT Manager
7 13 (7.47%) 2nd Line Support
8 12 (6.90%) Analyst
8 12 (6.90%) IT Support Engineer
9 11 (6.32%) Field Engineer
10 10 (5.75%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 10 (5.75%) Senior Network Engineer
11 9 (5.17%) Technical Engineer
12 8 (4.60%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 8 (4.60%) Design Engineer
13 7 (4.02%) Network Field Engineer
13 7 (4.02%) Solutions Architect
14 6 (3.45%) Technical Architect
14 6 (3.45%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (7.47%) HTML
2 6 (3.45%) SOAP
2 6 (3.45%) XML
3 4 (2.30%) FHIR
3 4 (2.30%) JSON
3 4 (2.30%) Web Services
4 3 (1.72%) .NET
5 2 (1.15%) JSP
5 2 (1.15%) XSLT
6 1 (0.57%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.57%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.77%) Management Information System
2 16 (9.20%) Data Centre
3 13 (7.47%) Greenfield Project
3 13 (7.47%) IoT
4 11 (6.32%) Self-Motivation
5 9 (5.17%) Clustering
5 9 (5.17%) Public Cloud
6 7 (4.02%) Fat Client
6 7 (4.02%) Thin Client
7 6 (3.45%) Driving Licence
7 6 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (2.30%) NHS
9 3 (1.72%) CMDB
10 2 (1.15%) Analytical Mindset
10 2 (1.15%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (1.15%) Private Cloud
10 2 (1.15%) Robotics
11 1 (0.57%) Digital Signage
11 1 (0.57%) Housing Association
11 1 (0.57%) Legacy Systems
Operating Systems
1 96 (55.17%) Windows
2 75 (43.10%) Windows Server
3 29 (16.67%) Windows 10
4 21 (12.07%) Linux
5 19 (10.92%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (9.77%) Windows Server 2019
7 8 (4.60%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (4.02%) Unix
8 7 (4.02%) Windows Server 2016
9 5 (2.87%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (2.30%) Ubuntu
11 3 (1.72%) Mac OS
12 2 (1.15%) AIX
12 2 (1.15%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (1.15%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (33.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 39 (22.41%) ITIL
3 29 (16.67%) Incident Management
4 28 (16.09%) Agile
5 19 (10.92%) Information Security
6 18 (10.34%) Project Delivery
7 17 (9.77%) Disaster Recovery
7 17 (9.77%) Problem-Solving
7 17 (9.77%) Service Delivery
8 15 (8.62%) Migration
8 15 (8.62%) Root Cause Analysis
8 15 (8.62%) Stakeholder Management
9 14 (8.05%) DevOps
10 13 (7.47%) Data Management
10 13 (7.47%) Security Patching
11 10 (5.75%) Application Security
11 10 (5.75%) Asset Management
11 10 (5.75%) Data Loss Prevention
11 10 (5.75%) High Availability
11 10 (5.75%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (17.82%) PowerShell
2 16 (9.20%) Python
3 13 (7.47%) SQL
4 11 (6.32%) C
5 2 (1.15%) Bash
5 2 (1.15%) Java
5 2 (1.15%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.15%) Jython
5 2 (1.15%) Perl
5 2 (1.15%) VB
6 1 (0.57%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 37 (21.26%) Cisco Certification
2 34 (19.54%) CCNA
3 26 (14.94%) CCNP
4 23 (13.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 19 (10.92%) MCSA
6 16 (9.20%) MCSE
7 10 (5.75%) Degree
8 4 (2.30%) A+ Certification
8 4 (2.30%) DBS Check
8 4 (2.30%) ISEB
8 4 (2.30%) ISTQB
8 4 (2.30%) Master's Degree
9 3 (1.72%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (1.72%) MCP
10 2 (1.15%) CCEA
10 2 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.57%) MOS
11 1 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.57%) Security Cleared
11 1 (0.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (12.64%) SLA
2 5 (2.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.30%) GDPR
3 4 (2.30%) HL7
3 4 (2.30%) ISO 9000
3 4 (2.30%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.72%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (1.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 97 (55.75%) Active Directory
2 56 (32.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (20.11%) Hyper-V
4 12 (6.90%) vSphere
5 7 (4.02%) XenApp
6 5 (2.87%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (2.30%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (1.15%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.57%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.57%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.57%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.57%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 30 (17.24%) Microsoft Intune
2 13 (7.47%) FortiGate
2 13 (7.47%) NetBackup
2 13 (7.47%) SCCM
2 13 (7.47%) WSUS
3 5 (2.87%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 3 (1.72%) Failover Clustering
4 3 (1.72%) Kubernetes
5 2 (1.15%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.57%) Ansible
6 1 (0.57%) Nagios
6 1 (0.57%) Observium
6 1 (0.57%) Puppet
6 1 (0.57%) SCOM
Vendors
1 87 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 75 (43.10%) VMware
3 65 (37.36%) Cisco
4 20 (11.49%) Citrix
5 18 (10.34%) Veeam
6 13 (7.47%) Veritas
7 11 (6.32%) Palo Alto
7 11 (6.32%) Ubiquiti
7 11 (6.32%) Zscaler
8 9 (5.17%) Draytek
9 8 (4.60%) F5
9 8 (4.60%) Meraki
10 6 (3.45%) CheckPoint
11 5 (2.87%) HP
11 5 (2.87%) Remedy
12 4 (2.30%) Dell
12 4 (2.30%) Oracle
13 3 (1.72%) Aruba
13 3 (1.72%) SonicWALL
13 3 (1.72%) SOTI