The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Manchester region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 72 108 79
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -29
Permanent jobs citing WAN 133 85 102
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 3.29% 2.07% 2.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.97% 12.27% 16.94%
Number of salaries quoted 107 64 90
Average salary £29,000 £38,750 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.16% +3.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,600 £25,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £51,750 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
Communications & Networking Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
579 693 602
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 14.31% 16.89% 16.04%
Number of salaries quoted 454 551 548
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £23,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £57,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
WAN
North West

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Stockport +2 12 £26,750 -30.06% 1
Rochdale 0 6 £39,000 +20.93%
Wigan +10 4 £20,500 -24.90% 2
Cheadle -8 1 £23,000 -
Bolton -14 1 £52,500 -
Altrincham - 1 £41,250 - 1
WAN
North West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 196 (85.22%) LAN
2 138 (60.00%) Windows
3 109 (47.39%) Cisco
4 102 (44.35%) VMware
5 101 (43.91%) Active Directory
6 92 (40.00%) Microsoft
7 76 (33.04%) Firewall
7 76 (33.04%) Windows Server 2008
8 72 (31.30%) Windows Server 2003
9 70 (30.43%) Cisco Certification
10 65 (28.26%) ITIL
11 63 (27.39%) MS Exchange
11 63 (27.39%) TCP/IP
12 54 (23.48%) Microsoft Certification
12 54 (23.48%) VMware Infrastructure
13 53 (23.04%) SQL Server
14 51 (22.17%) CCNA
15 49 (21.30%) SQL
16 46 (20.00%) Finance
17 45 (19.57%) MS Excel
17 45 (19.57%) Citrix
18 43 (18.70%) Hyper-V
19 41 (17.83%) Windows Server 2012
19 41 (17.83%) Internet
19 41 (17.83%) Windows XP
20 40 (17.39%) Project Management
20 40 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2010
21 38 (16.52%) SAN
22 37 (16.09%) HP
22 37 (16.09%) Windows 7

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 63 (27.39%) MS Exchange
2 40 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2010
3 24 (10.43%) Exchange Server 2003
4 22 (9.57%) Exchange Server 2007
5 19 (8.26%) WebSphere
6 18 (7.83%) IIS
7 17 (7.39%) Exchange Server 2013
8 15 (6.52%) SharePoint
9 8 (3.48%) Apache
10 6 (2.61%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (1.74%) Tomcat
12 3 (1.30%) CMS
13 2 (0.87%) Lync
13 2 (0.87%) WebLogic
14 1 (0.43%) IBM Notes
14 1 (0.43%) Lotus Domino
14 1 (0.43%) Oracle Application Server
14 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 45 (19.57%) MS Excel
2 13 (5.65%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (3.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.87%) Bond Adapt
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.87%) Office 365
1 2 (0.87%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 196 (85.22%) LAN
2 76 (33.04%) Firewall
3 63 (27.39%) TCP/IP
4 41 (17.83%) Internet
5 38 (16.52%) SAN
6 36 (15.65%) Wi-Fi
7 31 (13.48%) DNS
8 26 (11.30%) OSPF
9 24 (10.43%) BGP
10 23 (10.00%) EIGRP
11 21 (9.13%) VPN
11 21 (9.13%) VoIP
12 20 (8.70%) MPLS
13 18 (7.83%) Ethernet
14 17 (7.39%) IGRP
14 17 (7.39%) Cisco Nexus
15 16 (6.96%) HTTP
15 16 (6.96%) SMTP
16 15 (6.52%) SSL
16 15 (6.52%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (23.04%) SQL Server
2 31 (13.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 28 (12.17%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (1.74%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.74%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.30%) MySQL
5 3 (1.30%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.87%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.43%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.43%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 7
General
1 46 (20.00%) Finance
2 31 (13.48%) Telecoms
3 8 (3.48%) Retail
4 6 (2.61%) Banking
4 6 (2.61%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.74%) Financial Institution
5 4 (1.74%) Advertising
6 2 (0.87%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 43 (18.70%) Support Engineer
2 34 (14.78%) Network Engineer
3 27 (11.74%) IT Support
4 26 (11.30%) 2nd Line Support
5 24 (10.43%) Analyst
6 21 (9.13%) 3rd Line Support
7 20 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 15 (6.52%) Consultant
9 14 (6.09%) Architect
9 14 (6.09%) Firewall Engineer
10 12 (5.22%) Support Analyst
10 12 (5.22%) Server Engineer
11 11 (4.78%) Server Support Engineer
11 11 (4.78%) Support Consultant
11 11 (4.78%) Server Support
11 11 (4.78%) Support Technician
12 10 (4.35%) IT Consultant
12 10 (4.35%) Infrastructure Manager
13 9 (3.91%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
14 8 (3.48%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (6.52%) SOAP
2 7 (3.04%) Middleware
3 6 (2.61%) Web Services
4 5 (2.17%) .NET
4 5 (2.17%) FIX Protocol
5 4 (1.74%) HTML
6 3 (1.30%) CSS
7 2 (0.87%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (0.87%) J2EE
8 1 (0.43%) COM
8 1 (0.43%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (2.17%) IPTV
1 5 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (1.74%) Enterprise Storage
2 4 (1.74%) FMCG
2 4 (1.74%) Blackberry
2 4 (1.74%) Client/Server
3 3 (1.30%) IVR
3 3 (1.30%) Management Information System
3 3 (1.30%) Computer Science
4 2 (0.87%) Mainframe
4 2 (0.87%) EPoS
5 1 (0.43%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 138 (60.00%) Windows
2 76 (33.04%) Windows Server 2008
3 72 (31.30%) Windows Server 2003
4 41 (17.83%) Windows Server 2012
4 41 (17.83%) Windows XP
5 37 (16.09%) Windows 7
6 27 (11.74%) Windows 8
7 17 (7.39%) Linux
8 10 (4.35%) UNIX
9 6 (2.61%) AIX
10 5 (2.17%) HPUX
10 5 (2.17%) Solaris
11 4 (1.74%) Android
12 3 (1.30%) Debian
13 2 (0.87%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.43%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.43%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.43%) Fedora
14 1 (0.43%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.43%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (28.26%) ITIL
2 40 (17.39%) Project Management
3 22 (9.57%) Network Management
4 20 (8.70%) Network Design
5 17 (7.39%) Capacity Management
6 15 (6.52%) Load Balancing
7 13 (5.65%) Service Delivery
8 11 (4.78%) CRM
9 9 (3.91%) PRINCE2
10 8 (3.48%) Migration
11 7 (3.04%) Service Management
12 6 (2.61%) WAN Optimisation
12 6 (2.61%) Security Architecture
12 6 (2.61%) Network Architecture
12 6 (2.61%) Incident Management
12 6 (2.61%) Project Planning
13 5 (2.17%) Strategic Planning
13 5 (2.17%) Supplier Management
14 4 (1.74%) Continuous Improvement
14 4 (1.74%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (21.30%) SQL
2 4 (1.74%) Java
3 3 (1.30%) JavaScript
3 3 (1.30%) Perl
3 3 (1.30%) VBScript
3 3 (1.30%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.43%) VB
4 1 (0.43%) VB.NET
4 1 (0.43%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.43%) AppleScript
Qualifications
1 70 (30.43%) Cisco Certification
2 54 (23.48%) Microsoft Certification
3 51 (22.17%) CCNA
4 27 (11.74%) MCSE
5 26 (11.30%) CCNP
6 25 (10.87%) MCTS
7 23 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 17 (7.39%) NCDA
9 13 (5.65%) CCIE
10 12 (5.22%) MCITP
10 12 (5.22%) MCP
11 8 (3.48%) CCENT
12 7 (3.04%) MCSA
12 7 (3.04%) Citrix Certification
12 7 (3.04%) CCIP
12 7 (3.04%) CCDA
13 6 (2.61%) Degree
14 5 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
14 5 (2.17%) CCDP
15 3 (1.30%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (12.61%) SLA
2 6 (2.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.17%) BS7799
4 2 (0.87%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.87%) QA
System Software
1 101 (43.91%) Active Directory
2 54 (23.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (18.70%) Hyper-V
4 35 (15.22%) vSphere
5 15 (6.52%) XenApp
6 13 (5.65%) XenDesktop
7 11 (4.78%) XenServer
8 4 (1.74%) Xen
9 3 (1.30%) Terminal Services
9 3 (1.30%) Squid
9 3 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (1.30%) vCloud
10 2 (0.87%) VMware ESX
10 2 (0.87%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.43%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 1 (0.43%) MetaFrame
11 1 (0.43%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.43%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 25 (10.87%) SCCM
2 24 (10.43%) CiscoWorks
3 21 (9.13%) SCOM
4 15 (6.52%) HP NNM
5 12 (5.22%) McAfee ePO
6 9 (3.91%) OpenView
7 5 (2.17%) Backup Exec
8 4 (1.74%) WSUS
9 1 (0.43%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.43%) Tivoli Monitoring
9 1 (0.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 109 (47.39%) Cisco
2 102 (44.35%) VMware
3 92 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 45 (19.57%) Citrix
5 37 (16.09%) HP
6 31 (13.48%) NetApp
7 25 (10.87%) F5
8 22 (9.57%) Juniper
9 21 (9.13%) McAfee
10 14 (6.09%) CheckPoint
10 14 (6.09%) Dell
11 11 (4.78%) Red Hat
12 9 (3.91%) Avaya
13 7 (3.04%) Oracle
13 7 (3.04%) EMC
14 6 (2.61%) Riverbed
14 6 (2.61%) SolarWinds
14 6 (2.61%) Blue Coat
14 6 (2.61%) Nokia
15 4 (1.74%) Fortinet
Stockport, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £28500 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Montash
Salary: £55 - £75 per annum + Excellent Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £42500 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £27,000 to £34,000 per annum + car/allowance + bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + car/allowance + bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The One Group
Salary: £27k - 30k per year + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Company Car, Bonus, Health Cover
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Salary: £30000 - £34000 per annum + car or allow + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The One Group
Salary: £0 - 23k per year + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Wigan
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £21000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Wigan
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £21000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Manchester, Cheshire, Lancashire, Greater...
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30,000 - £35,000 + car/allow + bens
Posted: 12 days ago
Manchester, Cheshire, Lancashire, Greater...
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25,000 - £35,000 + car/allow + bens
Posted: 18 days ago
Manchester
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum + bens
Posted: 19 days ago