The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bolton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 28 33 28
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -5
Permanent jobs citing WAN 3 4 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 2.34% 2.68% 1.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 37.50% 40.00% 10.53%
Number of salaries quoted 3 0 2
Average salary £32,500 - £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +1.33%
WAN
Manchester

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bolton region.

Communications & Networking Category
Bolton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
8 10 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 6.25% 6.71% 15.45%
Number of salaries quoted 7 4 18
Average salary £32,500 £47,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-31.57% +46.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,400 £28,900 £16,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £42,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Bolton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing WAN across the Bolton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Bolton

WAN
Salary Trend in Bolton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing WAN across the Bolton region.

WAN Salary Trend in Bolton

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bolton

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Bolton region citing WAN also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited WAN.

1 6 (100.00%) LAN
2 5 (83.33%) MS Exchange
2 5 (83.33%) TCP/IP
2 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (83.33%) Firewall
2 5 (83.33%) VMware
3 4 (66.67%) DHCP
3 4 (66.67%) DNS
3 4 (66.67%) Cisco
3 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (50.00%) HP
4 3 (50.00%) NetApp
4 3 (50.00%) Firmware
4 3 (50.00%) MPLS
4 3 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (50.00%) Legal
4 3 (50.00%) Business Continuity
4 3 (50.00%) WSUS
4 3 (50.00%) vSphere
4 3 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (50.00%) Vulnerability Management
4 3 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (33.33%) Windows
6 1 (16.67%) MS Office
6 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
6 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
6 1 (16.67%) VPN
6 1 (16.67%) SLA

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Bolton by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Bolton region citing WAN also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited WAN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (83.33%) MS Exchange
2 4 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) LAN
2 5 (83.33%) TCP/IP
2 5 (83.33%) Firewall
3 4 (66.67%) DNS
3 4 (66.67%) DHCP
4 3 (50.00%) MPLS
4 3 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (16.67%) VPN
5 1 (16.67%) SAN
5 1 (16.67%) Internet
5 1 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
General
1 3 (50.00%) Legal
2 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Technician
2 1 (16.67%) Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Support Technician
2 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
2 1 (16.67%) Windows 8
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (50.00%) Business Continuity
1 3 (50.00%) Vulnerability Management
2 1 (16.67%) Coaching
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) CCNP
1 1 (16.67%) CCNA
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (50.00%) Firmware
3 3 (50.00%) vSphere
3 3 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) VMware
2 4 (66.67%) Cisco
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 3 (50.00%) HP
3 3 (50.00%) NetApp
4 1 (16.67%) Juniper
4 1 (16.67%) Draytek
4 1 (16.67%) NETGEAR
4 1 (16.67%) Veeam