The table below looks at the statistics 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 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 103 74 105
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +31
Permanent jobs citing WAN 101 116 91
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 2.37% 3.03% 2.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.86% 22.70% 14.85%
Number of salaries quoted 88 103 74
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.87%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,600 £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £48,250 £64,500 £51,250
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
-2.59% +1.31%
WAN
North West

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

Communications & Networking Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
637 511 613
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 14.96% 13.35% 14.61%
Number of salaries quoted 534 415 533
Average salary £35,000 £42,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.64% +30.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,100 £50,000 £54,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 November 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 November 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 0 13 £35,000 +15.70%
Wigan - 11 £28,000 - 2
Cheadle +11 5 £39,500 -7.05% 1
Bolton +4 3 £32,500 +47.72%
Altrincham +2 2 £40,000 -15.78%
Oldham - 1 £22,500 - 1
WAN
North West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 November 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.

1 153 (84.07%) LAN
2 112 (61.54%) Windows
3 90 (49.45%) Microsoft
4 88 (48.35%) Active Directory
5 81 (44.51%) Cisco
6 75 (41.21%) VMware
7 72 (39.56%) Firewall
8 57 (31.32%) VMware Infrastructure
9 49 (26.92%) Citrix
10 45 (24.73%) DNS
11 43 (23.63%) MS Excel
11 43 (23.63%) ITIL
12 41 (22.53%) MS Exchange
13 40 (21.98%) VPN
14 39 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
15 38 (20.88%) SAN
16 37 (20.33%) Windows Server 2008
16 37 (20.33%) Hyper-V
17 36 (19.78%) Windows Server 2003
17 36 (19.78%) TCP/IP
18 32 (17.58%) CCNA
19 31 (17.03%) DHCP
20 29 (15.93%) Microsoft Certification
21 26 (14.29%) XenApp
21 26 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
22 25 (13.74%) HP
23 23 (12.64%) MPLS
23 23 (12.64%) VLAN
23 23 (12.64%) Windows 7
24 22 (12.09%) CCNP

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 41 (22.53%) MS Exchange
2 21 (11.54%) SharePoint
3 18 (9.89%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (4.95%) Exchange Server 2003
5 8 (4.40%) Exchange Server 2007
5 8 (4.40%) IIS
6 6 (3.30%) IBM Notes
6 6 (3.30%) Lotus Domino
6 6 (3.30%) SharePoint 2013
6 6 (3.30%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (2.20%) Lync
8 3 (1.65%) Apache
9 1 (0.55%) Tomcat
Applications
1 43 (23.63%) MS Excel
2 16 (8.79%) MS Office
3 3 (1.65%) PowerPivot
4 2 (1.10%) MS Project
4 2 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 18 (9.89%) Office 365
2 2 (1.10%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.10%) Amazon S3
2 2 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 153 (84.07%) LAN
2 72 (39.56%) Firewall
3 45 (24.73%) DNS
4 40 (21.98%) VPN
5 38 (20.88%) SAN
6 36 (19.78%) TCP/IP
7 31 (17.03%) DHCP
8 23 (12.64%) MPLS
8 23 (12.64%) VLAN
9 20 (10.99%) VoIP
10 17 (9.34%) Network Security
11 15 (8.24%) Wireless
12 13 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
13 12 (6.59%) NAS
13 12 (6.59%) IP Telephony
13 12 (6.59%) Wi-Fi
14 10 (5.49%) Internet
14 10 (5.49%) Ethernet
14 10 (5.49%) Unified Communications
15 9 (4.95%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (9.89%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.95%) BusinessObjects
3 5 (2.75%) Crystal Reports
3 5 (2.75%) Ingres
3 5 (2.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (2.20%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (2.20%) MySQL
4 4 (2.20%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.65%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (2.20%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (10.99%) Telecoms
2 18 (9.89%) Finance
3 6 (3.30%) Law
4 5 (2.75%) Marketing
5 3 (1.65%) Legal
6 2 (1.10%) Banking
7 1 (0.55%) Billing
Job Titles
1 37 (20.33%) Analyst
2 26 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 22 (12.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 17 (9.34%) Network Engineer
4 17 (9.34%) Support Analyst
5 15 (8.24%) 3rd Line Support
6 14 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
7 11 (6.04%) Technical Analyst
8 9 (4.95%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 8 (4.40%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 8 (4.40%) Senior Analyst
10 7 (3.85%) Help Desk Analyst
10 7 (3.85%) Architect
11 6 (3.30%) Project Manager
11 6 (3.30%) Service Analyst
11 6 (3.30%) Service Desk Analyst
11 6 (3.30%) Network Manager
11 6 (3.30%) Infrastructure Manager
12 5 (2.75%) Cisco Engineer
12 5 (2.75%) Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.49%) Web Services
2 1 (0.55%) XML
2 1 (0.55%) .NET
2 1 (0.55%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.55%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.95%) Management Information System
1 9 (4.95%) FMCG
2 7 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.75%) Replication
4 3 (1.65%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.10%) Smartphone
5 2 (1.10%) Statistics
6 1 (0.55%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.55%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.55%) Clustering
6 1 (0.55%) Tandem
6 1 (0.55%) Open Source
6 1 (0.55%) Kindle
6 1 (0.55%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 112 (61.54%) Windows
2 37 (20.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 36 (19.78%) Windows Server 2003
4 26 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 23 (12.64%) Windows 7
6 20 (10.99%) Linux
7 19 (10.44%) UNIX
8 16 (8.79%) Windows XP
9 14 (7.69%) Windows 8
10 12 (6.59%) Solaris
11 8 (4.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (2.20%) Apple iOS
12 4 (2.20%) Android
12 4 (2.20%) Debian
13 3 (1.65%) Windows 2000
14 2 (1.10%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.55%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (23.63%) ITIL
2 18 (9.89%) Project Management
3 15 (8.24%) Migration
4 13 (7.14%) Business Continuity
4 13 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
4 13 (7.14%) ERP
5 12 (6.59%) Service Delivery
6 11 (6.04%) Change Control
7 10 (5.49%) PRINCE2
7 10 (5.49%) Load Balancing
8 8 (4.40%) Project Planning
8 8 (4.40%) Capacity Planning
8 8 (4.40%) Kalman Filter
9 7 (3.85%) Network Design
10 6 (3.30%) Information Assurance
10 6 (3.30%) Risk Management
11 5 (2.75%) Supplier Management
11 5 (2.75%) Incident Management
11 5 (2.75%) Line Management
11 5 (2.75%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 18 (9.89%) SQL
2 13 (7.14%) PowerShell
3 4 (2.20%) Perl
3 4 (2.20%) T-SQL
3 4 (2.20%) C
4 1 (0.55%) Java
4 1 (0.55%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 39 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (17.58%) CCNA
3 29 (15.93%) Microsoft Certification
4 22 (12.09%) CCNP
5 18 (9.89%) MCP
5 18 (9.89%) MCSE
6 16 (8.79%) Degree
7 12 (6.59%) MCITP
7 12 (6.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 10 (5.49%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (3.85%) CCDP
9 7 (3.85%) CCA
9 7 (3.85%) Citrix Certification
10 6 (3.30%) MCSA
11 4 (2.20%) MOS
11 4 (2.20%) MCTS
11 4 (2.20%) VCAP
12 3 (1.65%) Microsoft Certified Architect
12 3 (1.65%) VCP5
12 3 (1.65%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.95%) QA
2 8 (4.40%) SLA
2 8 (4.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.65%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.55%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 88 (48.35%) Active Directory
2 57 (31.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (20.33%) Hyper-V
4 26 (14.29%) XenApp
5 15 (8.24%) vSphere
6 13 (7.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 13 (7.14%) XenDesktop
6 13 (7.14%) MetaFrame
7 9 (4.95%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (3.30%) Terminal Services
9 4 (2.20%) vCloud
10 3 (1.65%) Kamailio
10 3 (1.65%) NFS
10 3 (1.65%) Firmware
10 3 (1.65%) XenServer
11 2 (1.10%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 10 (5.49%) WSUS
2 9 (4.95%) Backup Exec
3 7 (3.85%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (2.20%) WMI
5 3 (1.65%) SCCM
6 2 (1.10%) SCOM
6 2 (1.10%) Cacti
6 2 (1.10%) Nagios
7 1 (0.55%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.55%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 90 (49.45%) Microsoft
2 81 (44.51%) Cisco
3 75 (41.21%) VMware
4 49 (26.92%) Citrix
5 25 (13.74%) HP
6 19 (10.44%) EMC
7 18 (9.89%) Symantec
8 15 (8.24%) Dell
9 13 (7.14%) McAfee
10 12 (6.59%) NetApp
11 11 (6.04%) ProCurve
12 9 (4.95%) Ipanema Technologies
12 9 (4.95%) Business Objects
12 9 (4.95%) SAP
12 9 (4.95%) Red Hat
12 9 (4.95%) CheckPoint
13 8 (4.40%) AppSense
13 8 (4.40%) Juniper
14 7 (3.85%) Kaspersky
15 6 (3.30%) Wyse
Manchester, Lancashire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £27,000 to £35,000 per annum + car/allowance + bonus + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Greater Manchester
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £25k plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 per annum + Pension, Training, Certifications
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester
Interquest - IQ ERP
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 14 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Fresh Direct
Salary: From £26,000 to £29,000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Manchester
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £18000 - £21000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ANS
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + car allowance + Training
Posted: 22 days ago
Cheadle
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago