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 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 96 94 111
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +17
Permanent jobs citing WAN 94 90 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 2.32% 2.38% 1.96%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.91% 16.79% 13.25%
Number of salaries quoted 84 70 67
Average salary £33,000 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.53% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,150 £22,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £70,250 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -1.31%
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
556 536 566
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 13.74% 14.20% 14.76%
Number of salaries quoted 477 459 453
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £47,500 £55,000
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 22 September 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 22 September 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
(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
Stockport -6 10 £33,500 +19.64% 1
Bolton +4 3 £32,500 +47.72%
Rochdale -13 2 £48,000 +62.71%
Wigan -1 1 £40,000 +70.21%
Salford - 1 £26,500 -
WAN
North West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 146 (83.91%) LAN
2 108 (62.07%) Windows
3 82 (47.13%) VMware
4 81 (46.55%) Active Directory
5 76 (43.68%) Cisco
6 65 (37.36%) Microsoft
7 56 (32.18%) VMware Infrastructure
8 54 (31.03%) Firewall
9 49 (28.16%) Cisco Certification
10 48 (27.59%) Citrix
11 46 (26.44%) Windows Server 2008
12 44 (25.29%) ITIL
13 43 (24.71%) MS Excel
14 42 (24.14%) Windows Server 2003
15 40 (22.99%) MS Exchange
16 34 (19.54%) SAN
17 33 (18.97%) Windows Server 2012
18 32 (18.39%) Hyper-V
18 32 (18.39%) VPN
19 31 (17.82%) CCNP
20 30 (17.24%) CCNA
21 24 (13.79%) Microsoft Certification
22 23 (13.22%) TCP/IP
23 22 (12.64%) XenApp
24 21 (12.07%) Windows 7
24 21 (12.07%) Windows XP
24 21 (12.07%) Linux
25 20 (11.49%) DNS
25 20 (11.49%) HP
25 20 (11.49%) MPLS

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 40 (22.99%) MS Exchange
2 19 (10.92%) Exchange Server 2010
3 17 (9.77%) Exchange Server 2007
4 16 (9.20%) Exchange Server 2003
5 13 (7.47%) Exchange Server 2013
5 13 (7.47%) SharePoint
6 6 (3.45%) Apache
7 5 (2.87%) IIS
8 3 (1.72%) Tomcat
8 3 (1.72%) Lync
9 2 (1.15%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 43 (24.71%) MS Excel
2 13 (7.47%) MS Office
3 2 (1.15%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.57%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.72%) Bond Adapt
2 2 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (7.47%) Office 365
2 4 (2.30%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.15%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 146 (83.91%) LAN
2 54 (31.03%) Firewall
3 34 (19.54%) SAN
4 32 (18.39%) VPN
5 23 (13.22%) TCP/IP
6 20 (11.49%) DNS
6 20 (11.49%) MPLS
7 18 (10.34%) Internet
8 17 (9.77%) Ethernet
8 17 (9.77%) Network Security
9 15 (8.62%) Wi-Fi
10 14 (8.05%) VLAN
11 13 (7.47%) Wireless
12 12 (6.90%) DHCP
13 10 (5.75%) NAS
14 9 (5.17%) VoIP
14 9 (5.17%) Cisco ASA
14 9 (5.17%) WAAS
15 8 (4.60%) iSCSI
16 7 (4.02%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (8.62%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.17%) BusinessObjects
2 9 (5.17%) SQL Server 2008
2 9 (5.17%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (1.72%) MySQL
4 1 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
General
1 15 (8.62%) Telecoms
2 7 (4.02%) Finance
3 5 (2.87%) Law
4 4 (2.30%) Retail
5 2 (1.15%) Marketing
5 2 (1.15%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.15%) Advertising
6 1 (0.57%) Legal
6 1 (0.57%) Billing
6 1 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 38 (21.84%) Analyst
2 27 (15.52%) Support Engineer
3 22 (12.64%) Network Engineer
4 21 (12.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 16 (9.20%) Support Analyst
6 11 (6.32%) Technical Analyst
7 10 (5.75%) 2nd Line Support
8 9 (5.17%) 3rd Line Support
9 8 (4.60%) Senior Analyst
9 8 (4.60%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
10 7 (4.02%) Service Analyst
10 7 (4.02%) Architect
11 6 (3.45%) Systems Engineer
11 6 (3.45%) Service Desk Analyst
11 6 (3.45%) Network Manager
11 6 (3.45%) Network Support
11 6 (3.45%) Infrastructure Manager
12 5 (2.87%) Cisco Engineer
12 5 (2.87%) Operations Manager
12 5 (2.87%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.17%) Web Services
2 3 (1.72%) .NET
3 2 (1.15%) CSS
3 2 (1.15%) HTML
4 1 (0.57%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.57%) COM
4 1 (0.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.17%) FMCG
2 7 (4.02%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.45%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.30%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.30%) IPTV
5 3 (1.72%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.15%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.15%) NHS
6 2 (1.15%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.15%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.57%) Replication
7 1 (0.57%) Clustering
7 1 (0.57%) Tandem
7 1 (0.57%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.57%) Firmware
7 1 (0.57%) EPoS
7 1 (0.57%) Open Source
7 1 (0.57%) Kindle
7 1 (0.57%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 108 (62.07%) Windows
2 46 (26.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 42 (24.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 33 (18.97%) Windows Server 2012
5 21 (12.07%) Windows 7
5 21 (12.07%) Windows XP
5 21 (12.07%) Linux
6 16 (9.20%) UNIX
7 12 (6.90%) Solaris
8 11 (6.32%) Windows 8
9 8 (4.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (2.30%) Android
10 4 (2.30%) Apple iOS
11 3 (1.72%) Debian
11 3 (1.72%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.57%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.57%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (25.29%) ITIL
2 17 (9.77%) Project Management
2 17 (9.77%) Service Delivery
3 15 (8.62%) Migration
4 13 (7.47%) Change Control
5 12 (6.90%) Load Balancing
6 11 (6.32%) Coaching
7 10 (5.75%) Network Design
8 9 (5.17%) ERP
9 8 (4.60%) Capacity Planning
10 7 (4.02%) Project Planning
10 7 (4.02%) CRM
11 6 (3.45%) Change Management
11 6 (3.45%) Risk Management
11 6 (3.45%) Business Continuity
12 5 (2.87%) Incident Management
12 5 (2.87%) Problem Management
12 5 (2.87%) PRINCE2
12 5 (2.87%) Kalman Filter
13 4 (2.30%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 17 (9.77%) SQL
2 3 (1.72%) Java
2 3 (1.72%) Perl
2 3 (1.72%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.15%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.15%) VBScript
4 1 (0.57%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 49 (28.16%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (17.82%) CCNP
3 30 (17.24%) CCNA
4 24 (13.79%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (9.77%) Degree
6 16 (9.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 13 (7.47%) MCSE
8 11 (6.32%) MCP
9 10 (5.75%) CCDP
10 9 (5.17%) MCTS
10 9 (5.17%) MCITP
11 7 (4.02%) CCA
11 7 (4.02%) Citrix Certification
11 7 (4.02%) MCSA
11 7 (4.02%) CCIE
12 6 (3.45%) NCDA
13 4 (2.30%) VCAP
13 4 (2.30%) CCDA
13 4 (2.30%) CCIP
13 4 (2.30%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.47%) SLA
2 10 (5.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (5.17%) QA
4 1 (0.57%) BS7799
4 1 (0.57%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.57%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 81 (46.55%) Active Directory
2 56 (32.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (18.39%) Hyper-V
4 22 (12.64%) XenApp
5 14 (8.05%) vSphere
6 13 (7.47%) XenDesktop
7 8 (4.60%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 8 (4.60%) MetaFrame
8 6 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (2.87%) XenServer
10 4 (2.30%) vCloud
11 3 (1.72%) NFS
12 2 (1.15%) Squid
12 2 (1.15%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (4.02%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (2.87%) SCCM
3 4 (2.30%) SCOM
3 4 (2.30%) CiscoWorks
3 4 (2.30%) OpenView
4 3 (1.72%) WSUS
5 2 (1.15%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (1.15%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.57%) Nagios
6 1 (0.57%) Cacti
Vendors
1 82 (47.13%) VMware
2 76 (43.68%) Cisco
3 65 (37.36%) Microsoft
4 48 (27.59%) Citrix
5 20 (11.49%) HP
6 16 (9.20%) McAfee
6 16 (9.20%) NetApp
7 13 (7.47%) Dell
7 13 (7.47%) Red Hat
8 12 (6.90%) Juniper
9 11 (6.32%) EMC
10 9 (5.17%) Blue Coat
10 9 (5.17%) CheckPoint
10 9 (5.17%) SAP
10 9 (5.17%) Business Objects
10 9 (5.17%) Ipanema Technologies
11 8 (4.60%) Symantec
11 8 (4.60%) AppSense
12 7 (4.02%) ProCurve
12 7 (4.02%) SolarWinds
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