The first table below looks at the demand for WAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Manchester region.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 115 111 102
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -9
Permanent jobs citing WAN 75 65 85
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.87% 1.58% 2.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.54% 11.21% 14.89%
Number of salaries quoted 65 44 67
Average salary £32,500 £29,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.16% -9.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,200 £24,750 £16,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,100 £44,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Communications & Networking Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
554 580 571
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 13.80% 14.06% 15.00%
Number of salaries quoted 489 505 471
Average salary £34,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £23,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
WAN
North West

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

WAN
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

WAN Salary Trend in Manchester

WAN
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing WAN across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

WAN Salary Histogram in Manchester

WAN
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockport +7 13 £34,000 +24.77% 2
Rochdale -10 2 £48,000 +62.71% 1
Altrincham +4 1 £27,500 - 2
Cheadle +1 1 - -
WAN
North West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester 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.

1 168 (84.00%) LAN
2 123 (61.50%) Windows
3 87 (43.50%) Active Directory
4 85 (42.50%) VMware
5 82 (41.00%) Microsoft
6 81 (40.50%) Cisco
7 64 (32.00%) Firewall
8 61 (30.50%) Windows Server 2008
9 56 (28.00%) Cisco Certification
9 56 (28.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 53 (26.50%) VMware Infrastructure
11 50 (25.00%) Citrix
11 50 (25.00%) MS Exchange
11 50 (25.00%) ITIL
12 49 (24.50%) MS Excel
13 42 (21.00%) SAN
14 41 (20.50%) TCP/IP
14 41 (20.50%) Windows Server 2012
15 36 (18.00%) Hyper-V
16 34 (17.00%) CCNP
17 31 (15.50%) Internet
17 31 (15.50%) VPN
17 31 (15.50%) Exchange Server 2010
18 30 (15.00%) Windows XP
18 30 (15.00%) SQL
18 30 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
19 29 (14.50%) SQL Server
20 28 (14.00%) CCNA
21 27 (13.50%) Wi-Fi
22 26 (13.00%) Windows 7

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 50 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 31 (15.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 21 (10.50%) Exchange Server 2003
3 21 (10.50%) Exchange Server 2007
4 18 (9.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 13 (6.50%) SharePoint
6 9 (4.50%) Apache
7 7 (3.50%) IIS
8 6 (3.00%) WebSphere
9 5 (2.50%) Tomcat
10 4 (2.00%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (1.50%) Lync
12 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 49 (24.50%) MS Excel
2 12 (6.00%) MS Office
3 2 (1.00%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.50%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.50%) Bond Adapt
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.00%) Office 365
2 4 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.00%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.00%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 168 (84.00%) LAN
2 64 (32.00%) Firewall
3 42 (21.00%) SAN
4 41 (20.50%) TCP/IP
5 31 (15.50%) Internet
5 31 (15.50%) VPN
6 27 (13.50%) Wi-Fi
7 25 (12.50%) MPLS
8 21 (10.50%) Ethernet
9 17 (8.50%) DNS
9 17 (8.50%) OSPF
10 15 (7.50%) BGP
10 15 (7.50%) Wireless
11 13 (6.50%) VoIP
12 12 (6.00%) VLAN
12 12 (6.00%) EIGRP
13 11 (5.50%) IPsec
14 10 (5.00%) Multicast
15 9 (4.50%) WLAN
15 9 (4.50%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (14.50%) SQL Server
2 19 (9.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 19 (9.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (2.00%) MySQL
4 3 (1.50%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.50%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.50%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database
General
1 25 (12.50%) Finance
2 16 (8.00%) Telecoms
3 9 (4.50%) Retail
4 6 (3.00%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.50%) Banking
6 4 (2.00%) Advertising
7 3 (1.50%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.00%) Marketing
9 1 (0.50%) Billing
9 1 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 36 (18.00%) Analyst
2 34 (17.00%) Support Engineer
3 26 (13.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 24 (12.00%) Network Engineer
5 19 (9.50%) 2nd Line Support
6 16 (8.00%) Support Analyst
7 13 (6.50%) IT Support
8 12 (6.00%) 3rd Line Support
9 11 (5.50%) Technical Analyst
10 10 (5.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
11 9 (4.50%) Consultant
12 8 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
12 8 (4.00%) Architect
13 7 (3.50%) Service Analyst
13 7 (3.50%) Support Consultant
13 7 (3.50%) Support Technician
13 7 (3.50%) Network Support
13 7 (3.50%) Linux Engineer
13 7 (3.50%) Project Manager
13 7 (3.50%) IT Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.50%) Web Services
2 5 (2.50%) SOAP
3 4 (2.00%) CSS
3 4 (2.00%) .NET
3 4 (2.00%) HTML
4 2 (1.00%) COM
5 1 (0.50%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.50%) J2EE
5 1 (0.50%) XML
5 1 (0.50%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.00%) Management Information System
2 6 (3.00%) Client/Server
3 5 (2.50%) Computer Science
3 5 (2.50%) IPTV
3 5 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (2.00%) FMCG
5 3 (1.50%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.00%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.00%) EPoS
6 2 (1.00%) NHS
6 2 (1.00%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.50%) IVR
7 1 (0.50%) Tandem
7 1 (0.50%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.50%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 123 (61.50%) Windows
2 61 (30.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 56 (28.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 41 (20.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 30 (15.00%) Windows XP
6 26 (13.00%) Windows 7
7 22 (11.00%) Linux
8 18 (9.00%) UNIX
9 17 (8.50%) Windows 8
10 11 (5.50%) Solaris
11 8 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (2.00%) Debian
13 3 (1.50%) Windows 2000
13 3 (1.50%) Android
13 3 (1.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (25.00%) ITIL
2 25 (12.50%) Project Management
3 17 (8.50%) Service Delivery
4 16 (8.00%) Network Design
5 12 (6.00%) Network Management
6 11 (5.50%) Load Balancing
7 10 (5.00%) Migration
8 9 (4.50%) Change Control
9 8 (4.00%) Problem Management
9 8 (4.00%) Capacity Planning
9 8 (4.00%) CRM
9 8 (4.00%) Strategic Planning
10 7 (3.50%) Risk Management
10 7 (3.50%) Capacity Management
11 6 (3.00%) WAN Optimisation
11 6 (3.00%) Security Architecture
11 6 (3.00%) Incident Management
11 6 (3.00%) Change Management
12 5 (2.50%) Service Management
12 5 (2.50%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 30 (15.00%) SQL
2 5 (2.50%) Java
3 4 (2.00%) PowerShell
3 4 (2.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (2.00%) Perl
3 4 (2.00%) VBScript
4 1 (0.50%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 56 (28.00%) Cisco Certification
2 34 (17.00%) CCNP
3 30 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 28 (14.00%) CCNA
5 17 (8.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 16 (8.00%) Degree
7 15 (7.50%) MCSE
8 14 (7.00%) MCTS
9 13 (6.50%) CCIE
10 10 (5.00%) NCDA
11 8 (4.00%) CCDP
11 8 (4.00%) MCSA
11 8 (4.00%) MCP
12 7 (3.50%) MCITP
13 6 (3.00%) CCIP
14 5 (2.50%) CCENT
15 3 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
15 3 (1.50%) CCDA
15 3 (1.50%) CCA
15 3 (1.50%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (10.00%) SLA
2 13 (6.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (5.00%) QA
4 5 (2.50%) BS7799
5 3 (1.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 87 (43.50%) Active Directory
2 53 (26.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (18.00%) Hyper-V
4 25 (12.50%) vSphere
5 19 (9.50%) XenApp
6 10 (5.00%) XenDesktop
7 8 (4.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 8 (4.00%) XenServer
7 8 (4.00%) MetaFrame
8 6 (3.00%) vCloud
9 4 (2.00%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (2.00%) Squid
10 2 (1.00%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 14 (7.00%) SCCM
2 13 (6.50%) CiscoWorks
3 11 (5.50%) SCOM
4 9 (4.50%) McAfee ePO
5 8 (4.00%) OpenView
6 5 (2.50%) HP NNM
7 4 (2.00%) WSUS
7 4 (2.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 85 (42.50%) VMware
2 82 (41.00%) Microsoft
3 81 (40.50%) Cisco
4 50 (25.00%) Citrix
5 25 (12.50%) HP
6 20 (10.00%) McAfee
6 20 (10.00%) NetApp
7 19 (9.50%) Red Hat
8 16 (8.00%) Juniper
9 15 (7.50%) F5
10 14 (7.00%) Dell
11 13 (6.50%) EMC
11 13 (6.50%) CheckPoint
12 10 (5.00%) Blue Coat
13 8 (4.00%) AppSense
14 7 (3.50%) Nokia
14 7 (3.50%) Symantec
15 6 (3.00%) Riverbed
15 6 (3.00%) SolarWinds
15 6 (3.00%) Fortinet
Stockport, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £46000.00 - £57000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + on call
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Broady Limited
Salary: From £32,000 to £35,000 per annum + car or allowance + pension + healt
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Search Consultancy
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester, Cheshire, Altrincham, Stockport,...
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25,000 to £40,000
Posted: 14 days ago
Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £18000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Manchester, Cheshire, Lancashire
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30,000 to £35,000 + car/allowance + bens
Posted: 19 days ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Zen Internet Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £51,000 per annum depending on experience + benefits
Posted: 27 days ago