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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 109 116 124
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +8
Permanent jobs citing WAN 72 72 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 2.01% 1.80% 1.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.23% 12.77% 11.42%
Number of salaries quoted 54 63 44
Average salary £40,000 £32,500 £29,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.07% +10.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £22,950 £24,750
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £51,300 £44,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
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
506 564 578
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 14.15% 14.07% 14.03%
Number of salaries quoted 424 497 503
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £21,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 31 July 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 31 July 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
(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
Rochdale +3 5 £45,000 -6.25%
Altrincham +8 3 £38,000 +38.18% 1
Stockport -1 3 £26,000 -15.44% 3
Bolton - 2 £37,500 -
Salford - 1 £20,500 - 2
Wigan - 1 £19,000 - 2
WAN
North West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 150 (79.37%) LAN
2 103 (54.50%) Windows
3 101 (53.44%) Cisco
4 80 (42.33%) Microsoft
5 76 (40.21%) Cisco Certification
6 71 (37.57%) Active Directory
6 71 (37.57%) Firewall
7 65 (34.39%) VMware
8 62 (32.80%) ITIL
9 55 (29.10%) MS Exchange
10 52 (27.51%) CCNA
11 47 (24.87%) Data Centre
12 44 (23.28%) Finance
13 43 (22.75%) DNS
13 43 (22.75%) DHCP
13 43 (22.75%) TCP/IP
14 42 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
15 39 (20.63%) VPN
15 39 (20.63%) Microsoft Certification
16 38 (20.11%) Wireless
16 38 (20.11%) VMware Infrastructure
16 38 (20.11%) Windows Server 2012
17 34 (17.99%) Degree
18 32 (16.93%) SAN
18 32 (16.93%) SLA
19 30 (15.87%) MPLS
19 30 (15.87%) CCNP
19 30 (15.87%) VoIP
20 29 (15.34%) Network Design
20 29 (15.34%) Windows Server 2003

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 55 (29.10%) MS Exchange
2 28 (14.81%) Exchange Server 2010
3 22 (11.64%) Exchange Server 2013
4 20 (10.58%) Exchange Server 2007
5 18 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2003
6 14 (7.41%) SharePoint
7 8 (4.23%) Lync
8 4 (2.12%) IIS
8 4 (2.12%) OpenStack
8 4 (2.12%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (1.59%) CMS
10 2 (1.06%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.53%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.53%) Apache
Applications
1 25 (13.23%) MS Excel
2 18 (9.52%) MS Office
3 7 (3.70%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.06%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 5 (2.65%) Sage 50
2 4 (2.12%) Oracle Financials
3 3 (1.59%) Tridion
3 3 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.17%) Office 365
2 5 (2.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.65%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.65%) SaaS
3 3 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.06%) Amazon S3
4 2 (1.06%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 2 (1.06%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 150 (79.37%) LAN
2 71 (37.57%) Firewall
3 43 (22.75%) DHCP
3 43 (22.75%) TCP/IP
3 43 (22.75%) DNS
4 39 (20.63%) VPN
5 38 (20.11%) Wireless
6 32 (16.93%) SAN
7 30 (15.87%) VoIP
7 30 (15.87%) MPLS
8 27 (14.29%) Network Security
9 25 (13.23%) Internet
10 19 (10.05%) VLAN
11 18 (9.52%) BGP
12 17 (8.99%) WLAN
13 16 (8.47%) Wi-Fi
14 9 (4.76%) Cisco IOS
15 8 (4.23%) Wireshark
15 8 (4.23%) NX-OS
15 8 (4.23%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (12.70%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.65%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (2.65%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (2.12%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database
General
1 44 (23.28%) Finance
2 22 (11.64%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.70%) Retail
4 5 (2.65%) Legal
5 2 (1.06%) Law
5 2 (1.06%) Games
6 1 (0.53%) Local Government
6 1 (0.53%) Marketing
6 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.53%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 37 (19.58%) Network Engineer
2 31 (16.40%) Analyst
3 30 (15.87%) Support Engineer
4 18 (9.52%) IT Support
5 17 (8.99%) Architect
6 16 (8.47%) Network Analyst
7 13 (6.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 12 (6.35%) 2nd Line Support
8 12 (6.35%) Network Security Engineer
8 12 (6.35%) Security Engineer
9 11 (5.82%) IT Support Engineer
10 10 (5.29%) Support Analyst
10 10 (5.29%) Project Manager
11 9 (4.76%) Senior Network Engineer
12 8 (4.23%) 3rd Line Support
12 8 (4.23%) Administrator
12 8 (4.23%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 7 (3.70%) Technical Support
13 7 (3.70%) Network Consultant
13 7 (3.70%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.70%) Web Services
2 3 (1.59%) XML
2 3 (1.59%) XSLT
2 3 (1.59%) EDI
2 3 (1.59%) .NET
2 3 (1.59%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.06%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 47 (24.87%) Data Centre
2 9 (4.76%) Blackberry
3 8 (4.23%) iPhone
3 8 (4.23%) iPad
4 7 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (3.17%) Mathematics
6 5 (2.65%) Client/Server
6 5 (2.65%) Replication
6 5 (2.65%) Clustering
6 5 (2.65%) Video Conferencing
6 5 (2.65%) FlexPod
7 4 (2.12%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.06%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.06%) Thin Client
8 2 (1.06%) IPTV
8 2 (1.06%) Smartphone
8 2 (1.06%) Visualisation
8 2 (1.06%) EMC VNX
9 1 (0.53%) HP StoreVirtual
9 1 (0.53%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 103 (54.50%) Windows
2 42 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 38 (20.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 29 (15.34%) Windows Server 2003
5 26 (13.76%) Windows 7
6 22 (11.64%) Windows 8
7 18 (9.52%) Windows XP
8 16 (8.47%) Linux
9 6 (3.17%) Ubuntu
10 5 (2.65%) UNIX
11 4 (2.12%) Debian
12 2 (1.06%) CentOS
13 1 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.53%) Android
13 1 (0.53%) Data ONTAP
13 1 (0.53%) SUSE
13 1 (0.53%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (32.80%) ITIL
2 29 (15.34%) Network Design
3 23 (12.17%) Load Balancing
4 18 (9.52%) PRINCE2
4 18 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
5 17 (8.99%) Project Management
6 14 (7.41%) Network Architecture
7 13 (6.88%) Service Delivery
8 12 (6.35%) Migration
9 11 (5.82%) Cash Management
10 9 (4.76%) Change Control
10 9 (4.76%) Infrastructure Management
11 8 (4.23%) Root Cause Analysis
12 6 (3.17%) Agile Software Development
13 5 (2.65%) Supplier Management
13 5 (2.65%) Software Testing
13 5 (2.65%) Incident Management
13 5 (2.65%) Operations Management
13 5 (2.65%) Information Assurance
13 5 (2.65%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (8.99%) SQL
2 8 (4.23%) VB
3 7 (3.70%) PowerShell
4 6 (3.17%) VBScript
5 3 (1.59%) VB.NET
5 3 (1.59%) C#
5 3 (1.59%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.06%) C
6 2 (1.06%) Java
Qualifications
1 76 (40.21%) Cisco Certification
2 52 (27.51%) CCNA
3 39 (20.63%) Microsoft Certification
4 34 (17.99%) Degree
5 30 (15.87%) CCNP
6 16 (8.47%) MCSE
7 14 (7.41%) ITIL Certification
7 14 (7.41%) CISSP
8 13 (6.88%) MCTS
9 11 (5.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 10 (5.29%) MCSA
11 9 (4.76%) MCP
11 9 (4.76%) NCDA
12 8 (4.23%) MCITP
12 8 (4.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 8 (4.23%) CCIE
13 7 (3.70%) CCDA
13 7 (3.70%) HP ASE
14 6 (3.17%) CCENT
14 6 (3.17%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (16.93%) SLA
2 7 (3.70%) PCI DSS
3 5 (2.65%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 71 (37.57%) Active Directory
2 38 (20.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (13.23%) Hyper-V
4 9 (4.76%) vSphere
5 7 (3.70%) XenApp
5 7 (3.70%) ISA Server
6 5 (2.65%) XenServer
6 5 (2.65%) XenDesktop
7 4 (2.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 4 (2.12%) pfSense
8 2 (1.06%) ProxySG
8 2 (1.06%) vCloud
8 2 (1.06%) VMware Server
8 2 (1.06%) Terminal Server
8 2 (1.06%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.53%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (2.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 5 (2.65%) SCCM
2 4 (2.12%) SCVMM
2 4 (2.12%) ZABBIX
2 4 (2.12%) ARCserve
3 3 (1.59%) Cisco LMS
3 3 (1.59%) ServiceCenter
4 2 (1.06%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.06%) OpenView
4 2 (1.06%) CiscoWorks
4 2 (1.06%) SCOM
5 1 (0.53%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.53%) SnapMirror
Vendors
1 101 (53.44%) Cisco
2 80 (42.33%) Microsoft
3 65 (34.39%) VMware
4 25 (13.23%) HP
5 21 (11.11%) Citrix
5 21 (11.11%) CheckPoint
5 21 (11.11%) F5
6 18 (9.52%) Juniper
7 14 (7.41%) NetApp
8 13 (6.88%) Dell
9 10 (5.29%) SolarWinds
10 9 (4.76%) IBM
10 9 (4.76%) Blue Coat
11 8 (4.23%) Apple
11 8 (4.23%) Veeam
12 7 (3.70%) Huawei
12 7 (3.70%) Symantec
12 7 (3.70%) Websense
13 6 (3.17%) Rackspace
14 5 (2.65%) 3PAR
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