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

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 108 109 114
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +5
Permanent jobs citing WAN 80 73 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.94% 1.85% 1.95%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.77% 12.61% 13.39%
Number of salaries quoted 69 55 63
Average salary £33,000 £30,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,600 £23,200 £19,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,700 £37,500
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
581 579 545
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 14.11% 14.64% 14.56%
Number of salaries quoted 505 511 431
Average salary £34,500 £36,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.16% +10.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £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 21 August 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 21 August 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 -3 8 £32,000 +14.28%
Bolton +4 2 £38,750 +76.13%
Rochdale -8 2 £48,000 +62.71%
Altrincham +8 1 £27,500 - 3
Cheadle -1 1 - -
Salford -7 1 £26,500 -11.66% 1
WAN
North West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 158 (84.49%) LAN
2 114 (60.96%) Windows
3 84 (44.92%) VMware
4 83 (44.39%) Active Directory
5 81 (43.32%) Microsoft
6 75 (40.11%) Cisco
7 56 (29.95%) VMware Infrastructure
8 53 (28.34%) Cisco Certification
9 52 (27.81%) MS Excel
9 52 (27.81%) MS Exchange
9 52 (27.81%) Citrix
9 52 (27.81%) Windows Server 2008
10 50 (26.74%) Firewall
11 49 (26.20%) ITIL
12 48 (25.67%) Windows Server 2003
13 41 (21.93%) SAN
13 41 (21.93%) Hyper-V
14 36 (19.25%) Windows Server 2012
15 31 (16.58%) CCNA
16 30 (16.04%) Microsoft Certification
17 29 (15.51%) CCNP
17 29 (15.51%) Exchange Server 2010
18 28 (14.97%) VPN
19 26 (13.90%) TCP/IP
20 25 (13.37%) SQL Server
20 25 (13.37%) Exchange Server 2003
21 24 (12.83%) SQL
22 23 (12.30%) Windows XP
22 23 (12.30%) HP
23 22 (11.76%) MPLS

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 52 (27.81%) MS Exchange
2 29 (15.51%) Exchange Server 2010
3 25 (13.37%) Exchange Server 2003
4 22 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2007
5 21 (11.23%) Exchange Server 2013
6 13 (6.95%) SharePoint
7 8 (4.28%) Apache
8 5 (2.67%) Tomcat
9 4 (2.14%) IIS
10 3 (1.60%) Lync
11 2 (1.07%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 52 (27.81%) MS Excel
2 10 (5.35%) MS Office
3 2 (1.07%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.53%) MS Project
4 1 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.60%) Bond Adapt
2 2 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.42%) Office 365
2 4 (2.14%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.07%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.07%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 158 (84.49%) LAN
2 50 (26.74%) Firewall
3 41 (21.93%) SAN
4 28 (14.97%) VPN
5 26 (13.90%) TCP/IP
6 22 (11.76%) MPLS
7 20 (10.70%) Internet
7 20 (10.70%) Wi-Fi
8 19 (10.16%) Ethernet
9 16 (8.56%) DNS
10 13 (6.95%) DHCP
11 11 (5.88%) Wireless
11 11 (5.88%) Network Security
12 10 (5.35%) iSCSI
12 10 (5.35%) NAS
13 9 (4.81%) VLAN
14 8 (4.28%) DSL
14 8 (4.28%) VoIP
14 8 (4.28%) WLAN
15 7 (3.74%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (13.37%) SQL Server
2 15 (8.02%) SQL Server 2008
2 15 (8.02%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (2.67%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (1.60%) MySQL
5 1 (0.53%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.53%) Relational Database
General
1 19 (10.16%) Telecoms
2 10 (5.35%) Finance
3 9 (4.81%) Retail
4 6 (3.21%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.67%) Law
6 4 (2.14%) Advertising
6 4 (2.14%) Banking
7 2 (1.07%) Marketing
8 1 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.53%) Billing
8 1 (0.53%) Legal
Job Titles
1 36 (19.25%) Analyst
2 35 (18.72%) Support Engineer
3 26 (13.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 18 (9.63%) Support Analyst
5 16 (8.56%) Network Engineer
6 15 (8.02%) 2nd Line Support
7 14 (7.49%) 3rd Line Support
8 11 (5.88%) Technical Analyst
9 9 (4.81%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
9 9 (4.81%) Consultant
10 7 (3.74%) IT Consultant
10 7 (3.74%) Project Manager
10 7 (3.74%) Support Consultant
10 7 (3.74%) Infrastructure Manager
10 7 (3.74%) Network Support
11 6 (3.21%) Network Manager
11 6 (3.21%) Service Analyst
11 6 (3.21%) Support Technician
11 6 (3.21%) Systems Engineer
11 6 (3.21%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.88%) Web Services
2 3 (1.60%) HTML
2 3 (1.60%) .NET
2 3 (1.60%) CSS
3 2 (1.07%) COM
4 1 (0.53%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.53%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (3.21%) Client/Server
1 6 (3.21%) Management Information System
1 6 (3.21%) Computer Science
1 6 (3.21%) FMCG
2 5 (2.67%) IPTV
2 5 (2.67%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (1.60%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.07%) Thin Client
4 2 (1.07%) Fat Client
4 2 (1.07%) EPoS
4 2 (1.07%) NHS
5 1 (0.53%) Firmware
5 1 (0.53%) Replication
5 1 (0.53%) IVR
5 1 (0.53%) Tandem
5 1 (0.53%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (0.53%) Kindle
5 1 (0.53%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 114 (60.96%) Windows
2 52 (27.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 48 (25.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 36 (19.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 23 (12.30%) Windows XP
6 21 (11.23%) Linux
7 19 (10.16%) Windows 7
8 17 (9.09%) UNIX
9 13 (6.95%) Windows 8
10 11 (5.88%) Solaris
11 8 (4.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (1.60%) Apple iOS
12 3 (1.60%) Android
12 3 (1.60%) Windows 2000
12 3 (1.60%) Debian
13 1 (0.53%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.53%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (26.20%) ITIL
2 21 (11.23%) Project Management
3 15 (8.02%) Service Delivery
4 12 (6.42%) Migration
5 11 (5.88%) Network Design
6 10 (5.35%) Change Control
7 8 (4.28%) Capacity Planning
7 8 (4.28%) Load Balancing
8 7 (3.74%) Problem Management
8 7 (3.74%) Business Continuity
8 7 (3.74%) Change Management
9 6 (3.21%) CRM
9 6 (3.21%) Risk Management
9 6 (3.21%) Network Management
9 6 (3.21%) Security Architecture
9 6 (3.21%) WAN Optimisation
10 5 (2.67%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (2.67%) Root Cause Analysis
10 5 (2.67%) Strategic Planning
10 5 (2.67%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (12.83%) SQL
2 5 (2.67%) Java
3 3 (1.60%) JavaScript
3 3 (1.60%) Perl
3 3 (1.60%) VBScript
3 3 (1.60%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.53%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 53 (28.34%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (16.58%) CCNA
3 30 (16.04%) Microsoft Certification
4 29 (15.51%) CCNP
5 21 (11.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 17 (9.09%) Degree
7 16 (8.56%) MCSE
8 13 (6.95%) MCTS
9 11 (5.88%) MCITP
9 11 (5.88%) CCIE
10 10 (5.35%) NCDA
11 9 (4.81%) MCP
12 8 (4.28%) MCSA
12 8 (4.28%) CCDP
12 8 (4.28%) CCA
12 8 (4.28%) Citrix Certification
13 6 (3.21%) CCIP
14 4 (2.14%) CCDA
14 4 (2.14%) MOS
14 4 (2.14%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (9.63%) SLA
2 13 (6.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (4.81%) QA
4 5 (2.67%) BS7799
5 2 (1.07%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.53%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 83 (44.39%) Active Directory
2 56 (29.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (21.93%) Hyper-V
4 22 (11.76%) XenApp
5 21 (11.23%) vSphere
6 15 (8.02%) XenDesktop
7 8 (4.28%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 8 (4.28%) MetaFrame
8 7 (3.74%) XenServer
9 5 (2.67%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (2.67%) vCloud
10 3 (1.60%) NFS
10 3 (1.60%) Squid
11 1 (0.53%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 9 (4.81%) SCCM
2 8 (4.28%) McAfee ePO
3 7 (3.74%) SCOM
4 5 (2.67%) OpenView
4 5 (2.67%) CiscoWorks
5 4 (2.14%) WSUS
6 3 (1.60%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.53%) Nagios
7 1 (0.53%) Cacti
Vendors
1 84 (44.92%) VMware
2 81 (43.32%) Microsoft
3 75 (40.11%) Cisco
4 52 (27.81%) Citrix
5 23 (12.30%) HP
6 20 (10.70%) NetApp
7 17 (9.09%) Red Hat
8 16 (8.56%) McAfee
9 14 (7.49%) Juniper
10 12 (6.42%) EMC
11 11 (5.88%) Dell
12 10 (5.35%) CheckPoint
12 10 (5.35%) Blue Coat
13 8 (4.28%) AppSense
14 7 (3.74%) SolarWinds
14 7 (3.74%) F5
14 7 (3.74%) Nokia
15 6 (3.21%) SAP
15 6 (3.21%) Symantec
15 6 (3.21%) Riverbed
Salford, Lancashire
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
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Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
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Softcat
Salary: Competitive, Benefits and Bonus Scheme
Posted: 6 days ago
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EXCELerate
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum £55k & Bonus & Corporate Benefits Pa
Posted: 6 days ago
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Salary: £30,000 - £35,000 + car/allowance + benefits
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Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum + bens
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Salary: £15000 - £18000 per annum
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Salary: £26000 - £30000 per annum
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