Period
to 13 December 2018

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 13 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 100 89 80
Rank change year-on-year -11 -9 +13
Permanent jobs citing WAN 211 295 372
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 2.66% 3.01% 3.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.94% 19.45% 21.73%
Number of salaries quoted 212 266 317
Yorkshire median annual salary £39,250 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.67% - -16.67%
10th Percentile £22,750 £25,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £56,125 £55,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -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 1,176 1,517 1,712
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 14.80% 15.49% 15.58%
Number of salaries quoted 983 1,266 1,424
Yorkshire median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% -1.33%
10th Percentile £21,770 £23,375 £21,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £58,750 £58,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £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 13 December 2018.

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 13 December 2018. 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 -24 152 £35,000 -12.50% 27
North Yorkshire +8 27 £47,500 +35.71% 4
South Yorkshire -14 27 £62,500 +108.33% 4
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 13 December 2018, 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.

1 166 (78.67%) LAN
2 101 (47.87%) Windows
3 89 (42.18%) Cisco
4 81 (38.39%) Firewall
5 78 (36.97%) Active Directory
6 71 (33.65%) Microsoft
7 62 (29.38%) Windows Server
8 56 (26.54%) VPN
8 56 (26.54%) Wi-Fi
9 52 (24.64%) VMware
10 49 (23.22%) Office 365
11 43 (20.38%) VMware Infrastructure
11 43 (20.38%) MPLS
12 41 (19.43%) VoIP
13 40 (18.96%) Cisco Certification
14 39 (18.48%) BGP
14 39 (18.48%) ITIL
15 38 (18.01%) Network Security
16 37 (17.54%) CheckPoint
17 36 (17.06%) DNS
17 36 (17.06%) Microsoft Azure
18 35 (16.59%) Windows 7
18 35 (16.59%) Windows 10
18 35 (16.59%) OSPF
19 34 (16.11%) Windows Server 2012
19 34 (16.11%) Data Centre
20 33 (15.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 30 (14.22%) F5
21 30 (14.22%) Disaster Recovery
22 28 (13.27%) SAN

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 22 (10.43%) SharePoint
2 19 (9.00%) MS Exchange
3 7 (3.32%) Skype for Business
4 6 (2.84%) IBM Notes
5 5 (2.37%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (2.37%) IIS
6 4 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (1.42%) Apache
7 3 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.95%) Confluence
8 2 (0.95%) IBM Domino
8 2 (0.95%) JBoss
8 2 (0.95%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.47%) CMS
9 1 (0.47%) Joomla!
9 1 (0.47%) nginx
9 1 (0.47%) WordPress
Applications
1 21 (9.95%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (3.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (3.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.95%) Acrobat
3 2 (0.95%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.95%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.95%) BASE24
2 1 (0.47%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.47%) Lawson
Cloud Services
1 49 (23.22%) Office 365
2 36 (17.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (9.00%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.90%) IaaS
5 2 (0.95%) Akamai
5 2 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.95%) PaaS
6 1 (0.47%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.47%) G Suite
6 1 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.47%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (0.47%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 166 (78.67%) LAN
2 81 (38.39%) Firewall
3 56 (26.54%) VPN
3 56 (26.54%) Wi-Fi
4 43 (20.38%) MPLS
5 41 (19.43%) VoIP
6 39 (18.48%) BGP
7 38 (18.01%) Network Security
8 36 (17.06%) DNS
9 35 (16.59%) OSPF
10 28 (13.27%) SAN
11 27 (12.80%) TCP/IP
12 25 (11.85%) Cisco ASA
13 24 (11.37%) DHCP
13 24 (11.37%) Wireless
14 22 (10.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 22 (10.43%) VLAN
15 20 (9.48%) Cisco IOS
15 20 (9.48%) WLAN
16 17 (8.06%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (10.90%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.42%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (1.42%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (1.42%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.95%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.95%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.47%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (2.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (1.90%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (0.95%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.95%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.95%) JIRA
General
1 23 (10.90%) Finance
2 11 (5.21%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.84%) Legal
4 4 (1.90%) Billing
4 4 (1.90%) Marketing
4 4 (1.90%) Retail
5 3 (1.42%) Back Office
6 1 (0.47%) Law
6 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 39 (18.48%) Network Engineer
2 27 (12.80%) Analyst
3 19 (9.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 17 (8.06%) Support Engineer
5 14 (6.64%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 14 (6.64%) Architect
5 14 (6.64%) Network Manager
6 13 (6.16%) 2nd Line Support
6 13 (6.16%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 13 (6.16%) Security Engineer
7 11 (5.21%) IT Manager
8 10 (4.74%) Cisco Engineer
8 10 (4.74%) Network Security Engineer
8 10 (4.74%) Security Specialist
8 10 (4.74%) Senior Network Engineer
8 10 (4.74%) Service Analyst
9 9 (4.27%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 9 (4.27%) 3rd Line Support
9 9 (4.27%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 9 (4.27%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.42%) HTML
2 2 (0.95%) J2EE
3 1 (0.47%) LAMP
3 1 (0.47%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (0.47%) OLE
3 1 (0.47%) SailPoint
3 1 (0.47%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 34 (16.11%) Data Centre
2 13 (6.16%) Driving Licence
3 11 (5.21%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (3.79%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (2.37%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (1.90%) Private Cloud
7 3 (1.42%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (1.42%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 3 (1.42%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (1.42%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.42%) NHS
7 3 (1.42%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.95%) Blackberry
8 2 (0.95%) CCTV
8 2 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.95%) Fintech
8 2 (0.95%) iPhone
8 2 (0.95%) Security Operations Centre
8 2 (0.95%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.47%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 101 (47.87%) Windows
2 62 (29.38%) Windows Server
3 35 (16.59%) Windows 10
3 35 (16.59%) Windows 7
4 34 (16.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 23 (10.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (8.06%) Linux
7 13 (6.16%) Windows 8
8 4 (1.90%) Android
8 4 (1.90%) Unix
8 4 (1.90%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (1.42%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.95%) Windows Vista
10 2 (0.95%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (18.48%) ITIL
2 33 (15.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 30 (14.22%) Disaster Recovery
4 26 (12.32%) Problem-Solving
5 22 (10.43%) Service Management
6 18 (8.53%) Mentoring
7 16 (7.58%) Change Management
8 15 (7.11%) ITSM
9 14 (6.64%) Information Security
10 13 (6.16%) Cybersecurity
11 12 (5.69%) High Availability
11 12 (5.69%) Incident Management
11 12 (5.69%) Network Design
11 12 (5.69%) Patch Management
11 12 (5.69%) Technical Leadership
12 11 (5.21%) Vulnerability Management
13 10 (4.74%) Service Delivery
14 9 (4.27%) Network Monitoring
15 8 (3.79%) Load Balancing
15 8 (3.79%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 25 (11.85%) SQL
2 11 (5.21%) PowerShell
3 6 (2.84%) Python
4 3 (1.42%) C
5 2 (0.95%) Bash Shell
5 2 (0.95%) Java
5 2 (0.95%) Ruby
6 1 (0.47%) Lisp
6 1 (0.47%) PHP
Qualifications
1 40 (18.96%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (10.90%) CCNP
3 21 (9.95%) CCNA
4 18 (8.53%) CCIE
5 10 (4.74%) Degree
6 8 (3.79%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (2.84%) A+ Certification
7 6 (2.84%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 6 (2.84%) JNCIE
7 6 (2.84%) MCSA
8 5 (2.37%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (1.90%) MCSE
9 4 (1.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (1.42%) CCSA
10 3 (1.42%) JNCIA
10 3 (1.42%) JNCIP
10 3 (1.42%) JNCIS
11 2 (0.95%) CCSE
11 2 (0.95%) Network+ Certification
11 2 (0.95%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 7 (3.32%) SLA
2 6 (2.84%) GDPR
3 4 (1.90%) PMO
4 3 (1.42%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (1.42%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.47%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 78 (36.97%) Active Directory
2 43 (20.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (9.95%) Hyper-V
4 16 (7.58%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (3.79%) XenDesktop
6 7 (3.32%) XenApp
7 5 (2.37%) Terminal Services
7 5 (2.37%) vSphere
8 4 (1.90%) VMware Server
9 3 (1.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (0.95%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.47%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 23 (10.90%) SCCM
2 9 (4.27%) vCenter Server
2 9 (4.27%) WhatsUp Gold
3 8 (3.79%) WSUS
4 6 (2.84%) Nagios
4 6 (2.84%) Norton AntiVirus
4 6 (2.84%) Puppet
5 5 (2.37%) Backup Exec
5 5 (2.37%) Cisco Prime
5 5 (2.37%) Packer
6 4 (1.90%) Terraform
7 3 (1.42%) PaperCut
7 3 (1.42%) WMI
8 2 (0.95%) Ansible
8 2 (0.95%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (0.95%) Cisco UCCX
8 2 (0.95%) FortiGate
8 2 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.95%) Salt
9 1 (0.47%) Iperf
Vendors
1 89 (42.18%) Cisco
2 71 (33.65%) Microsoft
3 52 (24.64%) VMware
4 37 (17.54%) CheckPoint
5 30 (14.22%) F5
6 26 (12.32%) Citrix
7 25 (11.85%) Juniper
8 20 (9.48%) HP
9 18 (8.53%) Fortinet
10 13 (6.16%) SolarWinds
11 11 (5.21%) Veeam
12 9 (4.27%) Meraki
12 9 (4.27%) Symantec
12 9 (4.27%) Zscaler
13 8 (3.79%) Aruba
13 8 (3.79%) Palo Alto
14 7 (3.32%) ArcSight
14 7 (3.32%) Forcepoint
14 7 (3.32%) LogRhythm
14 7 (3.32%) SonicWALL