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 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 89 88 106
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +18
Permanent jobs citing WAN 99 103 87
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 2.56% 2.70% 2.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.23% 20.24% 12.70%
Number of salaries quoted 92 97 66
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,000 £24,750
10% offered a salary of more than £54,500 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+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
610 509 685
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 15.75% 13.37% 17.15%
Number of salaries quoted 485 434 531
Average salary £35,000 £41,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.63% +17.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,000 £50,000
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 4 March 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 4 March 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 +1 10 £32,500 +30.00%
Oldham - 6 £22,500 - 1
Bolton +2 4 £32,500 -38.09%
Wigan -7 2 £27,500 +25.00%
Rochdale -9 2 £43,750 +43.44%
Cheadle - 2 £34,500 - 1
Bury - 1 £24,000 -
WAN
North West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 4 March 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.

1 176 (87.13%) LAN
2 137 (67.82%) Windows
3 121 (59.90%) Active Directory
4 112 (55.45%) Microsoft
5 104 (51.49%) Cisco
6 83 (41.09%) Firewall
7 81 (40.10%) VMware
8 69 (34.16%) MS Exchange
9 67 (33.17%) VMware Infrastructure
10 65 (32.18%) DNS
11 59 (29.21%) TCP/IP
12 55 (27.23%) ITIL
13 51 (25.25%) DHCP
13 51 (25.25%) Windows Server 2003
14 49 (24.26%) Citrix
15 48 (23.76%) Windows Server 2012
16 47 (23.27%) Windows Server 2008
16 47 (23.27%) Cisco Certification
17 43 (21.29%) Finance
18 42 (20.79%) Microsoft Certification
18 42 (20.79%) Hyper-V
18 42 (20.79%) Windows 7
19 41 (20.30%) CCNA
20 40 (19.80%) Exchange Server 2010
21 37 (18.32%) SAN
21 37 (18.32%) VPN
21 37 (18.32%) MS Excel
21 37 (18.32%) VLAN
21 37 (18.32%) Windows 8
22 36 (17.82%) HP

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 69 (34.16%) MS Exchange
2 40 (19.80%) Exchange Server 2010
3 29 (14.36%) Exchange Server 2003
4 23 (11.39%) Exchange Server 2007
5 21 (10.40%) SharePoint
6 18 (8.91%) Exchange Server 2013
7 17 (8.42%) IIS
8 8 (3.96%) IBM Notes
8 8 (3.96%) Lotus Domino
8 8 (3.96%) SharePoint 2013
9 7 (3.47%) Lync
10 3 (1.49%) Apache
11 1 (0.50%) Tomcat
Applications
1 37 (18.32%) MS Excel
2 19 (9.41%) MS Office
3 5 (2.48%) PowerPivot
4 4 (1.98%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.50%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.50%) MS Project
5 1 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (7.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 176 (87.13%) LAN
2 83 (41.09%) Firewall
3 65 (32.18%) DNS
4 59 (29.21%) TCP/IP
5 51 (25.25%) DHCP
6 37 (18.32%) SAN
6 37 (18.32%) VPN
6 37 (18.32%) VLAN
7 29 (14.36%) MPLS
8 28 (13.86%) VoIP
9 24 (11.88%) Wi-Fi
10 20 (9.90%) Network Security
11 19 (9.41%) Wireless
12 15 (7.43%) IP Telephony
13 13 (6.44%) WLAN
14 12 (5.94%) Cisco ASA
15 11 (5.45%) ISDN
16 10 (4.95%) PBX
16 10 (4.95%) BGP
16 10 (4.95%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (13.86%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.95%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (3.47%) Crystal Reports
3 7 (3.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (2.48%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (2.48%) Ingres
4 5 (2.48%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (1.98%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (1.98%) MySQL
6 3 (1.49%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (2.97%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 43 (21.29%) Finance
2 22 (10.89%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.97%) Retail
4 4 (1.98%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.49%) Legal
5 3 (1.49%) Marketing
6 2 (0.99%) Banking
7 1 (0.50%) Law
Job Titles
1 38 (18.81%) Support Engineer
2 35 (17.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 30 (14.85%) 2nd Line Support
4 21 (10.40%) Network Engineer
5 18 (8.91%) Analyst
6 15 (7.43%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 15 (7.43%) IT Support
7 13 (6.44%) 3rd Line Support
8 10 (4.95%) Support Analyst
8 10 (4.95%) Architect
9 8 (3.96%) Consultant
10 7 (3.47%) Support Technician
10 7 (3.47%) Help Desk Analyst
10 7 (3.47%) IT Support Engineer
10 7 (3.47%) Cisco Engineer
10 7 (3.47%) Infrastructure Manager
10 7 (3.47%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 7 (3.47%) VoIP Engineer
10 7 (3.47%) Senior VoIP Engineer
11 6 (2.97%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.46%) Web Services
2 3 (1.49%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.45%) FlexPod
2 8 (3.96%) Management Information System
3 6 (2.97%) Replication
3 6 (2.97%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (1.98%) Smartphone
5 3 (1.49%) iPhone
5 3 (1.49%) FMCG
5 3 (1.49%) EqualLogic
5 3 (1.49%) Blackberry
5 3 (1.49%) Thin Client
5 3 (1.49%) Fat Client
6 2 (0.99%) Statistics
6 2 (0.99%) iPad
6 2 (0.99%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.50%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.50%) Open Source
7 1 (0.50%) EPoS
7 1 (0.50%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.50%) Clustering
7 1 (0.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 137 (67.82%) Windows
2 51 (25.25%) Windows Server 2003
3 48 (23.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 47 (23.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 42 (20.79%) Windows 7
6 37 (18.32%) Windows 8
7 33 (16.34%) Windows XP
8 16 (7.92%) Linux
9 10 (4.95%) UNIX
10 4 (1.98%) Debian
10 4 (1.98%) Android
11 3 (1.49%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.99%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.99%) CentOS
13 1 (0.50%) Solaris
13 1 (0.50%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (27.23%) ITIL
2 25 (12.38%) Disaster Recovery
3 21 (10.40%) Migration
4 14 (6.93%) Business Continuity
5 13 (6.44%) ERP
6 12 (5.94%) PRINCE2
7 10 (4.95%) Validation
7 10 (4.95%) Line Management
8 9 (4.46%) Network Architecture
8 9 (4.46%) Kalman Filter
9 8 (3.96%) Project Planning
9 8 (3.96%) Project Management
10 6 (2.97%) Network Design
10 6 (2.97%) Load Balancing
10 6 (2.97%) Service Delivery
11 5 (2.48%) CRM
11 5 (2.48%) Information Security
11 5 (2.48%) Incident Management
11 5 (2.48%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (2.48%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (11.88%) SQL
2 22 (10.89%) PowerShell
3 14 (6.93%) C
4 6 (2.97%) T-SQL
5 4 (1.98%) Perl
5 4 (1.98%) VB
6 1 (0.50%) VBScript
6 1 (0.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 47 (23.27%) Cisco Certification
2 42 (20.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 41 (20.30%) CCNA
4 29 (14.36%) CCNP
5 22 (10.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 21 (10.40%) MCP
7 20 (9.90%) ITIL Certification
8 18 (8.91%) MCTS
8 18 (8.91%) MCSE
9 15 (7.43%) NCDA
10 9 (4.46%) Degree
11 8 (3.96%) MCSA
12 7 (3.47%) MCITP
13 6 (2.97%) CCA
13 6 (2.97%) Citrix Certification
14 5 (2.48%) CCDA
15 4 (1.98%) CCDP
16 3 (1.49%) NCIE
16 3 (1.49%) VCAP
17 2 (0.99%) CNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (8.91%) SLA
2 6 (2.97%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 121 (59.90%) Active Directory
2 67 (33.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (20.79%) Hyper-V
4 20 (9.90%) vSphere
5 17 (8.42%) XenApp
6 9 (4.46%) XenDesktop
7 8 (3.96%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 8 (3.96%) Terminal Services
8 7 (3.47%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (2.97%) XenServer
10 5 (2.48%) MetaFrame
11 3 (1.49%) Kamailio
12 2 (0.99%) VMware ESX
12 2 (0.99%) Firmware
12 2 (0.99%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 16 (7.92%) SCCM
2 11 (5.45%) Backup Exec
2 11 (5.45%) WSUS
3 7 (3.47%) SCOM
3 7 (3.47%) Norton AntiVirus
4 6 (2.97%) WMI
5 1 (0.50%) Cacti
5 1 (0.50%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.50%) Nagios
Vendors
1 112 (55.45%) Microsoft
2 104 (51.49%) Cisco
3 81 (40.10%) VMware
4 49 (24.26%) Citrix
5 36 (17.82%) HP
6 30 (14.85%) Symantec
7 29 (14.36%) NetApp
8 20 (9.90%) Dell
9 13 (6.44%) EMC
10 12 (5.94%) CheckPoint
10 12 (5.94%) McAfee
11 11 (5.45%) ProCurve
11 11 (5.45%) Wyse
12 9 (4.46%) Veeam
13 8 (3.96%) Sophos
13 8 (3.96%) Juniper
13 8 (3.96%) 3PAR
14 7 (3.47%) Kaspersky
14 7 (3.47%) Oracle
14 7 (3.47%) WatchGuard
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