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 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 85 102 98
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -4
Permanent jobs citing WAN 94 100 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 2.87% 2.54% 2.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.22% 16.08% 17.43%
Number of salaries quoted 85 98 81
Average salary £37,500 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £22,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £39,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+8.97% +2.63%
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
489 622 482
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 14.94% 15.77% 12.96%
Number of salaries quoted 427 510 422
Average salary £38,511 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.03% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £49,400
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 14 February 2016.

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 14 February 2016. 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
Salford - 7 £20,000 -
Rochdale +5 5 £50,000 +17.64%
Wigan +10 3 £28,750 +4.54%
Stockport -5 3 £37,500 -6.25% 2
Bolton +17 1 £33,500 +3.07%
Cheadle -7 1 £40,000 - 1
Altrincham - 1 - - 2
WAN
North West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

1 155 (85.64%) LAN
2 88 (48.62%) ITIL
3 84 (46.41%) Windows
4 78 (43.09%) Cisco
4 78 (43.09%) Active Directory
5 73 (40.33%) Microsoft
6 58 (32.04%) Firewall
7 54 (29.83%) VPN
8 52 (28.73%) VMware
9 49 (27.07%) MS Exchange
10 48 (26.52%) Windows Server
11 47 (25.97%) TCP/IP
12 46 (25.41%) Cisco Certification
13 44 (24.31%) Degree
14 42 (23.20%) Windows Server 2012
15 40 (22.10%) Windows Server 2008
15 40 (22.10%) Microsoft Certification
16 37 (20.44%) CCNA
17 36 (19.89%) Wireless
17 36 (19.89%) Windows 7
18 35 (19.34%) VMware Infrastructure
19 34 (18.78%) DNS
20 33 (18.23%) SQL Server
21 32 (17.68%) Data Centre
22 31 (17.13%) MS Excel
22 31 (17.13%) Finance
23 30 (16.57%) HP
24 29 (16.02%) DHCP
25 27 (14.92%) VLAN
25 27 (14.92%) MS Office

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 49 (27.07%) MS Exchange
2 11 (6.08%) SharePoint
3 10 (5.52%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (4.97%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (4.97%) IIS
5 8 (4.42%) Exchange Server 2007
5 8 (4.42%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (2.21%) CMS
8 3 (1.66%) IBM Notes
9 2 (1.10%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.55%) Apache
Applications
1 31 (17.13%) MS Excel
2 27 (14.92%) MS Office
3 1 (0.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.21%) SDL Web 8
2 2 (1.10%) Line 500
2 2 (1.10%) MFGPRO
2 2 (1.10%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 20 (11.05%) Cloud Computing
1 20 (11.05%) Office 365
2 17 (9.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (6.08%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.10%) IaaS
5 1 (0.55%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.55%) SaaS
5 1 (0.55%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 155 (85.64%) LAN
2 58 (32.04%) Firewall
3 54 (29.83%) VPN
4 47 (25.97%) TCP/IP
5 36 (19.89%) Wireless
6 34 (18.78%) DNS
7 29 (16.02%) DHCP
8 27 (14.92%) VLAN
9 23 (12.71%) Internet
9 23 (12.71%) VoIP
10 22 (12.15%) Wi-Fi
11 19 (10.50%) SAN
12 16 (8.84%) MPLS
13 14 (7.73%) Network Security
14 11 (6.08%) WLAN
15 9 (4.97%) SSL
16 8 (4.42%) FTP
16 8 (4.42%) ISDN
17 7 (3.87%) IPsec
17 7 (3.87%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (18.23%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.21%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.66%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.10%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.55%) MySQL
General
1 31 (17.13%) Finance
2 25 (13.81%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.76%) Banking
4 2 (1.10%) Legal
4 2 (1.10%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.10%) Retail
5 1 (0.55%) Back Office
5 1 (0.55%) Billing
5 1 (0.55%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 38 (20.99%) Analyst
2 29 (16.02%) Support Engineer
3 28 (15.47%) IT Support
4 24 (13.26%) Network Engineer
5 19 (10.50%) Support Technician
6 17 (9.39%) IT Support Technician
6 17 (9.39%) IT Technician
7 16 (8.84%) 2nd Line Support
8 15 (8.29%) Network Analyst
9 12 (6.63%) Architect
9 12 (6.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 12 (6.63%) IT Engineer
9 12 (6.63%) Project Manager
9 12 (6.63%) Telephony Engineer
10 11 (6.08%) Server Engineer
11 9 (4.97%) Network Support
11 9 (4.97%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
11 9 (4.97%) Support Analyst
12 8 (4.42%) Graduate
12 8 (4.42%) Server Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.52%) Web Services
2 4 (2.21%) .NET
2 4 (2.21%) ASP.NET
2 4 (2.21%) EDI
2 4 (2.21%) XML
2 4 (2.21%) XSLT
3 2 (1.10%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.55%) COM
4 1 (0.55%) LAMP
4 1 (0.55%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 32 (17.68%) Data Centre
2 18 (9.94%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.42%) Driving Licence
3 8 (4.42%) Management Information System
4 7 (3.87%) Client/Server
5 6 (3.31%) HP StoreVirtual
6 5 (2.76%) Grid Computing
7 4 (2.21%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.66%) CMDB
8 3 (1.66%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 3 (1.66%) FlexPod
8 3 (1.66%) STB
9 2 (1.10%) Blackberry
9 2 (1.10%) EPoS
9 2 (1.10%) Replication
10 1 (0.55%) CCTV
10 1 (0.55%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.55%) NHS
10 1 (0.55%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.55%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 84 (46.41%) Windows
2 48 (26.52%) Windows Server
3 42 (23.20%) Windows Server 2012
4 40 (22.10%) Windows Server 2008
5 36 (19.89%) Windows 7
6 25 (13.81%) Windows Server 2003
7 23 (12.71%) Windows 8
8 13 (7.18%) Windows 10
9 10 (5.52%) Windows XP
10 6 (3.31%) Data ONTAP
11 2 (1.10%) Android
11 2 (1.10%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.10%) Linux
12 1 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.55%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (48.62%) ITIL
2 24 (13.26%) Migration
3 21 (11.60%) PRINCE2
4 16 (8.84%) Disaster Recovery
5 14 (7.73%) High Availability
5 14 (7.73%) Load Balancing
6 13 (7.18%) Capacity Planning
6 13 (7.18%) Service Delivery
7 11 (6.08%) Presales
8 9 (4.97%) Risk Management
9 8 (4.42%) Network Management
10 7 (3.87%) Business Continuity
10 7 (3.87%) Performance Monitoring
11 6 (3.31%) Network Architecture
11 6 (3.31%) Performance Management
11 6 (3.31%) Service Management
12 5 (2.76%) E-Commerce
12 5 (2.76%) Network Design
12 5 (2.76%) Root Cause Analysis
12 5 (2.76%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (5.52%) VBScript
2 7 (3.87%) C
3 6 (3.31%) SQL
3 6 (3.31%) VB
4 4 (2.21%) C#
4 4 (2.21%) JavaScript
4 4 (2.21%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.55%) PHP
Qualifications
1 46 (25.41%) Cisco Certification
2 44 (24.31%) Degree
3 40 (22.10%) Microsoft Certification
4 37 (20.44%) CCNA
5 25 (13.81%) CCNP
5 25 (13.81%) MCSE
6 20 (11.05%) MCP
7 17 (9.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 15 (8.29%) MCTS
9 13 (7.18%) MCSA
10 10 (5.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 9 (4.97%) ITIL Certification
11 9 (4.97%) MCITP
12 7 (3.87%) NCDA
13 5 (2.76%) HP ASE
13 5 (2.76%) HPE ATP
14 4 (2.21%) CCSP
14 4 (2.21%) PMI Certification
14 4 (2.21%) PMP
15 3 (1.66%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (11.05%) SLA
2 5 (2.76%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.55%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 78 (43.09%) Active Directory
2 35 (19.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (11.05%) Hyper-V
4 8 (4.42%) vSphere
5 4 (2.21%) ISA Server
6 2 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.10%) XenApp
7 1 (0.55%) Firmware
7 1 (0.55%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 12 (6.63%) SCCM
2 7 (3.87%) CiscoWorks
3 6 (3.31%) SCOM
3 6 (3.31%) ServiceCenter
4 4 (2.21%) Backup Exec
5 3 (1.66%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (1.10%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (1.10%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.10%) SnapMirror
6 2 (1.10%) SnapVault
7 1 (0.55%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.55%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.55%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (0.55%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.55%) WSUS
Vendors
1 78 (43.09%) Cisco
2 73 (40.33%) Microsoft
3 52 (28.73%) VMware
4 30 (16.57%) HP
5 22 (12.15%) Dell
5 22 (12.15%) Juniper
6 14 (7.73%) CheckPoint
6 14 (7.73%) F5
7 13 (7.18%) Citrix
7 13 (7.18%) NetApp
8 12 (6.63%) Intel Security
9 11 (6.08%) Veeam
10 9 (4.97%) Mitel
11 8 (4.42%) SolarWinds
11 8 (4.42%) Symantec
12 7 (3.87%) Avaya
12 7 (3.87%) SYSPRO
13 6 (3.31%) 3PAR
13 6 (3.31%) WatchGuard
14 5 (2.76%) Huawei
Stockport, Cheshire
Click IT Recruitment
Salary: £22000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits & Training
Posted: 8 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Sanderson
Salary: £80000.00 - £90000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Networking People
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum + Benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + + Bonus up to £5k
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + generous package
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + generous employee benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adalta Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
People Source Consulting
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Vodafone
Posted: 12 days ago
Altrincham
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £48000 - £52000 per annum + Great Benefits Package
Posted: 13 days ago
Stockport
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £26000 - £35000 per annum + flexi time
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 26 days ago
Altrincham
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £48000 - £52000 per annum + Great Benefits Package
Posted: 27 days ago