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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 83 90 123
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +33
Permanent jobs citing WAN 96 107 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 2.92% 2.80% 1.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.11% 19.45% 10.90%
Number of salaries quoted 81 83 51
Average salary £44,000 £29,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+51.72% -10.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £20,600 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £45,800 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -
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
530 550 587
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 16.14% 14.41% 14.30%
Number of salaries quoted 432 436 491
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,400 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015. 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
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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 -5 7 £26,000 -14.40% 1
Altrincham 0 5 £27,500 -33.33%
Oldham - 5 £22,500 -
Bolton +12 3 £32,500 -38.09% 2
Rochdale 0 2 £38,250 +56.12%
Cheadle +4 1 £50,000 +117.39%
WAN
North West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 (84.42%) LAN
2 125 (62.81%) Windows
3 104 (52.26%) Active Directory
4 97 (48.74%) Cisco
5 96 (48.24%) Microsoft
6 71 (35.68%) MS Exchange
7 69 (34.67%) Firewall
8 66 (33.17%) VMware
8 66 (33.17%) Cisco Certification
9 62 (31.16%) ITIL
10 58 (29.15%) DHCP
11 57 (28.64%) DNS
11 57 (28.64%) CCNA
12 55 (27.64%) TCP/IP
13 52 (26.13%) Finance
14 51 (25.63%) VMware Infrastructure
15 46 (23.12%) Windows Server 2008
15 46 (23.12%) Windows Server 2012
16 45 (22.61%) Microsoft Certification
17 44 (22.11%) Exchange Server 2010
18 42 (21.11%) Windows Server 2003
19 39 (19.60%) Windows 7
20 38 (19.10%) Windows 8
21 36 (18.09%) Exchange Server 2003
22 35 (17.59%) VPN
23 34 (17.09%) Degree
24 33 (16.58%) Windows XP
25 32 (16.08%) SQL Server
26 31 (15.58%) Hyper-V
27 30 (15.08%) SAN

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 71 (35.68%) MS Exchange
2 44 (22.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 36 (18.09%) Exchange Server 2003
4 28 (14.07%) Exchange Server 2007
5 25 (12.56%) Exchange Server 2013
6 18 (9.05%) SharePoint
7 14 (7.04%) IIS
8 9 (4.52%) Lync
9 8 (4.02%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (1.51%) CMS
11 2 (1.01%) IBM Notes
11 2 (1.01%) Lotus Domino
12 1 (0.50%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.50%) Apache
Applications
1 28 (14.07%) MS Excel
2 20 (10.05%) MS Office
3 5 (2.51%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.51%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.50%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 5 (2.51%) Sage 50
2 4 (2.01%) Oracle Financials
3 3 (1.51%) Tridion
4 2 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.02%) Office 365
2 4 (2.01%) SaaS
3 3 (1.51%) Mimecast
4 2 (1.01%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 168 (84.42%) LAN
2 69 (34.67%) Firewall
3 58 (29.15%) DHCP
4 57 (28.64%) DNS
5 55 (27.64%) TCP/IP
6 35 (17.59%) VPN
7 30 (15.08%) SAN
8 27 (13.57%) Network Security
9 26 (13.07%) MPLS
10 25 (12.56%) VLAN
11 22 (11.06%) Wi-Fi
11 22 (11.06%) Wireless
11 22 (11.06%) VoIP
11 22 (11.06%) WLAN
12 16 (8.04%) BGP
13 13 (6.53%) Internet
14 9 (4.52%) PBX
15 8 (4.02%) ISDN
16 7 (3.52%) Wireshark
17 6 (3.02%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (16.08%) SQL Server
2 15 (7.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (5.03%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (2.51%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (2.51%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (2.01%) Crystal Reports
5 4 (2.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (1.51%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 52 (26.13%) Finance
2 23 (11.56%) Telecoms
3 8 (4.02%) Retail
4 4 (2.01%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.01%) Games
5 2 (1.01%) Law
5 2 (1.01%) Legal
6 1 (0.50%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 41 (20.60%) Support Engineer
2 33 (16.58%) Network Engineer
3 28 (14.07%) 2nd Line Support
4 25 (12.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 23 (11.56%) IT Support
6 16 (8.04%) Analyst
7 15 (7.54%) IT Support Engineer
8 14 (7.04%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 13 (6.53%) Network Security Engineer
9 13 (6.53%) Security Engineer
10 11 (5.53%) Architect
11 10 (5.03%) Desktop Support
11 10 (5.03%) Support Analyst
12 9 (4.52%) Cisco Engineer
12 9 (4.52%) Technical Support
13 8 (4.02%) 3rd Line Support
13 8 (4.02%) Senior Network Engineer
14 7 (3.52%) Support Technician
14 7 (3.52%) Infrastructure Manager
14 7 (3.52%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.51%) Web Services
2 3 (1.51%) X-Windows
2 3 (1.51%) XML
2 3 (1.51%) XSLT
2 3 (1.51%) ASP.NET
2 3 (1.51%) .NET
2 3 (1.51%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.03%) FlexPod
2 8 (4.02%) iPhone
2 8 (4.02%) Replication
3 7 (3.52%) Blackberry
3 7 (3.52%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.52%) iPad
4 5 (2.51%) Fat Client
4 5 (2.51%) Mathematics
4 5 (2.51%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.51%) Thin Client
4 5 (2.51%) Client/Server
5 4 (2.01%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.51%) EqualLogic
6 3 (1.51%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.01%) Visualisation
7 2 (1.01%) Smartphone
7 2 (1.01%) IPTV
8 1 (0.50%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 125 (62.81%) Windows
2 46 (23.12%) Windows Server 2008
2 46 (23.12%) Windows Server 2012
3 42 (21.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 39 (19.60%) Windows 7
5 38 (19.10%) Windows 8
6 33 (16.58%) Windows XP
7 11 (5.53%) Linux
8 4 (2.01%) UNIX
9 2 (1.01%) CentOS
9 2 (1.01%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.50%) Solaris
10 1 (0.50%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (31.16%) ITIL
2 24 (12.06%) Disaster Recovery
3 18 (9.05%) PRINCE2
3 18 (9.05%) Network Design
4 16 (8.04%) Migration
5 13 (6.53%) ERP
6 12 (6.03%) Network Architecture
6 12 (6.03%) Project Management
7 11 (5.53%) Cash Management
8 10 (5.03%) Infrastructure Management
9 8 (4.02%) Validation
9 8 (4.02%) Business Continuity
9 8 (4.02%) Load Balancing
10 7 (3.52%) Line Management
11 6 (3.02%) Change Control
11 6 (3.02%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (3.02%) Service Delivery
11 6 (3.02%) Information Security
12 5 (2.51%) Operations Management
12 5 (2.51%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (9.05%) SQL
2 14 (7.04%) PowerShell
3 11 (5.53%) C
4 8 (4.02%) VB
5 7 (3.52%) VBScript
6 3 (1.51%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.51%) VB.NET
6 3 (1.51%) C#
6 3 (1.51%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 66 (33.17%) Cisco Certification
2 57 (28.64%) CCNA
3 45 (22.61%) Microsoft Certification
4 34 (17.09%) Degree
5 27 (13.57%) CCNP
6 21 (10.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 21 (10.55%) MCTS
7 18 (9.05%) MCSE
7 18 (9.05%) NCDA
8 16 (8.04%) ITIL Certification
9 13 (6.53%) MCP
10 12 (6.03%) CISSP
11 9 (4.52%) CCA
11 9 (4.52%) Citrix Certification
12 7 (3.52%) MCITP
13 6 (3.02%) MCSA
14 5 (2.51%) MCDST
14 5 (2.51%) CCDA
14 5 (2.51%) CCENT
15 4 (2.01%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (13.07%) SLA
2 7 (3.52%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 104 (52.26%) Active Directory
2 51 (25.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (15.58%) Hyper-V
4 13 (6.53%) vSphere
5 11 (5.53%) XenApp
6 10 (5.03%) XenDesktop
7 8 (4.02%) XenServer
8 4 (2.01%) Terminal Services
9 3 (1.51%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (1.01%) Terminal Server
10 2 (1.01%) ProxySG
10 2 (1.01%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 13 (6.53%) SCCM
2 5 (2.51%) SCOM
2 5 (2.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (2.01%) Backup Exec
3 4 (2.01%) WSUS
4 3 (1.51%) ServiceCenter
4 3 (1.51%) WMI
5 2 (1.01%) OpenView
5 2 (1.01%) CiscoWorks
6 1 (0.50%) Cisco LMS
Vendors
1 97 (48.74%) Cisco
2 96 (48.24%) Microsoft
3 66 (33.17%) VMware
4 29 (14.57%) Citrix
5 28 (14.07%) HP
6 26 (13.07%) NetApp
7 19 (9.55%) Dell
8 17 (8.54%) Symantec
9 13 (6.53%) Juniper
9 13 (6.53%) Veeam
10 11 (5.53%) IBM
10 11 (5.53%) SolarWinds
11 9 (4.52%) CheckPoint
12 8 (4.02%) F5
13 7 (3.52%) Wyse
13 7 (3.52%) Apple
13 7 (3.52%) 3PAR
14 6 (3.02%) Rackspace
14 6 (3.02%) McAfee
15 5 (2.51%) Sophos
Wigan, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The MRJ Group
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Car allowance, pension etc
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Connectus
Salary: £28500 - £32500 per annum + 35hr week.
Posted: 2 days ago
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Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £26000 - £33000 per annum + flexi time
Posted: 12 days ago
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Posted: 14 days ago
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Salary: competitive
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Interquest - IQ Telecom
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + car, and benefits
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