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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 98 90 119
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +29
Permanent jobs citing WAN 94 91 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 2.38% 2.45% 1.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.11% 18.69% 11.51%
Number of salaries quoted 89 86 65
Average salary £33,500 £33,250 £34,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.75% -2.91%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,500 £26,200
10% offered a salary of more than £47,100 £50,000 £58,400
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
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
622 487 669
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 15.74% 13.09% 15.76%
Number of salaries quoted 520 426 545
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.49% +21.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £60,000 £52,500
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 23 January 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 23 January 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
(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
Wigan - 9 £27,500 -
Stockport +1 6 £40,000 +23.07% 2
Cheadle - 6 £40,000 -
Oldham - 6 £22,500 -
Bolton +1 1 £40,000 - 1
Rochdale -3 1 £42,500 +84.78%
Bury - 1 £24,000 -
WAN
North West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 169 (89.42%) LAN
2 124 (65.61%) Windows
3 108 (57.14%) Active Directory
4 106 (56.08%) Microsoft
5 89 (47.09%) Cisco
6 80 (42.33%) Firewall
7 76 (40.21%) VMware
8 65 (34.39%) MS Exchange
9 60 (31.75%) DNS
10 58 (30.69%) VMware Infrastructure
11 53 (28.04%) Citrix
12 52 (27.51%) ITIL
13 48 (25.40%) TCP/IP
14 46 (24.34%) DHCP
14 46 (24.34%) Windows Server 2003
14 46 (24.34%) Hyper-V
15 43 (22.75%) Windows Server 2008
15 43 (22.75%) Cisco Certification
16 39 (20.63%) VPN
17 38 (20.11%) CCNA
17 38 (20.11%) MS Excel
18 37 (19.58%) Windows Server 2012
19 36 (19.05%) Exchange Server 2010
20 35 (18.52%) Microsoft Certification
21 34 (17.99%) SAN
22 32 (16.93%) VLAN
22 32 (16.93%) Windows 7
23 31 (16.40%) Finance
23 31 (16.40%) HP
24 29 (15.34%) Windows 8

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 65 (34.39%) MS Exchange
2 36 (19.05%) Exchange Server 2010
3 25 (13.23%) Exchange Server 2003
4 20 (10.58%) SharePoint
5 19 (10.05%) Exchange Server 2007
6 15 (7.94%) IIS
6 15 (7.94%) Exchange Server 2013
7 8 (4.23%) SharePoint 2013
7 8 (4.23%) IBM Notes
7 8 (4.23%) Lotus Domino
8 4 (2.12%) Lync
9 3 (1.59%) Apache
10 1 (0.53%) Tomcat
Applications
1 38 (20.11%) MS Excel
2 18 (9.52%) MS Office
3 5 (2.65%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.53%) MS Project
4 1 (0.53%) AutoCAD
Cloud Services
1 13 (6.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 169 (89.42%) LAN
2 80 (42.33%) Firewall
3 60 (31.75%) DNS
4 48 (25.40%) TCP/IP
5 46 (24.34%) DHCP
6 39 (20.63%) VPN
7 34 (17.99%) SAN
8 32 (16.93%) VLAN
9 24 (12.70%) MPLS
10 19 (10.05%) VoIP
10 19 (10.05%) Wireless
11 18 (9.52%) Wi-Fi
12 16 (8.47%) IP Telephony
12 16 (8.47%) Network Security
13 14 (7.41%) Cisco ASA
14 10 (5.29%) NAS
14 10 (5.29%) Unified Communications
15 9 (4.76%) iSCSI
15 9 (4.76%) WLAN
15 9 (4.76%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (3.70%) Crystal Reports
4 6 (3.17%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (2.65%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (2.65%) Ingres
6 4 (2.12%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (2.12%) MySQL
6 4 (2.12%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (3.17%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 31 (16.40%) Finance
2 23 (12.17%) Telecoms
3 6 (3.17%) Law
4 4 (2.12%) Legal
5 3 (1.59%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.59%) Marketing
6 2 (1.06%) Banking
Job Titles
1 37 (19.58%) Support Engineer
2 30 (15.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 27 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
4 25 (13.23%) Analyst
5 20 (10.58%) Network Engineer
6 15 (7.94%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 14 (7.41%) Support Analyst
8 13 (6.88%) 3rd Line Support
9 12 (6.35%) IT Support
10 9 (4.76%) Architect
11 8 (4.23%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 8 (4.23%) Infrastructure Manager
12 7 (3.70%) IT Support Engineer
12 7 (3.70%) Senior VoIP Engineer
12 7 (3.70%) VoIP Engineer
12 7 (3.70%) Help Desk Analyst
12 7 (3.70%) Support Technician
13 6 (3.17%) Project Manager
13 6 (3.17%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
14 5 (2.65%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.23%) Web Services
2 3 (1.59%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.23%) Management Information System
2 7 (3.70%) Replication
3 6 (3.17%) FMCG
4 5 (2.65%) FlexPod
4 5 (2.65%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.59%) Fat Client
5 3 (1.59%) Thin Client
5 3 (1.59%) EqualLogic
6 2 (1.06%) Statistics
6 2 (1.06%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.53%) Clustering
7 1 (0.53%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.53%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.53%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.53%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.53%) iPhone
7 1 (0.53%) Kindle
7 1 (0.53%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 124 (65.61%) Windows
2 46 (24.34%) Windows Server 2003
3 43 (22.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 37 (19.58%) Windows Server 2012
5 32 (16.93%) Windows 7
6 29 (15.34%) Windows 8
7 28 (14.81%) Windows XP
8 14 (7.41%) Linux
9 10 (5.29%) UNIX
10 4 (2.12%) Android
10 4 (2.12%) Debian
11 3 (1.59%) Solaris
11 3 (1.59%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.06%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.53%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (27.51%) ITIL
2 21 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
2 21 (11.11%) Migration
3 16 (8.47%) ERP
4 14 (7.41%) Business Continuity
5 13 (6.88%) PRINCE2
6 11 (5.82%) Project Management
7 9 (4.76%) Kalman Filter
7 9 (4.76%) Line Management
8 8 (4.23%) Service Delivery
8 8 (4.23%) Project Planning
9 7 (3.70%) Load Balancing
10 6 (3.17%) Incident Management
10 6 (3.17%) Validation
11 5 (2.65%) Information Security
11 5 (2.65%) Supplier Management
11 5 (2.65%) Coaching
11 5 (2.65%) Network Architecture
11 5 (2.65%) Change Control
12 4 (2.12%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 23 (12.17%) SQL
2 17 (8.99%) PowerShell
3 11 (5.82%) C
4 6 (3.17%) T-SQL
5 4 (2.12%) Perl
6 1 (0.53%) VBScript
6 1 (0.53%) Java
Qualifications
1 43 (22.75%) Cisco Certification
2 38 (20.11%) CCNA
3 35 (18.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 24 (12.70%) CCNP
5 22 (11.64%) MCP
6 18 (9.52%) MCSE
7 17 (8.99%) ITIL Certification
7 17 (8.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 11 (5.82%) MCITP
9 10 (5.29%) MCTS
9 10 (5.29%) Degree
10 8 (4.23%) NCDA
10 8 (4.23%) CCA
10 8 (4.23%) Citrix Certification
11 7 (3.70%) MCSA
12 5 (2.65%) CCDP
12 5 (2.65%) VCAP
13 4 (2.12%) MOS
14 3 (1.59%) CCEA
14 3 (1.59%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.29%) SLA
2 3 (1.59%) QA
2 3 (1.59%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 108 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 58 (30.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (24.34%) Hyper-V
4 21 (11.11%) XenApp
5 18 (9.52%) vSphere
6 12 (6.35%) XenDesktop
7 10 (5.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 9 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (3.70%) Terminal Services
9 7 (3.70%) MetaFrame
10 4 (2.12%) XenServer
11 3 (1.59%) NFS
11 3 (1.59%) Firmware
11 3 (1.59%) Kamailio
12 2 (1.06%) vCloud
12 2 (1.06%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 12 (6.35%) WSUS
2 10 (5.29%) SCCM
2 10 (5.29%) Backup Exec
3 7 (3.70%) Norton AntiVirus
4 6 (3.17%) WMI
5 4 (2.12%) SCOM
6 2 (1.06%) Cacti
6 2 (1.06%) Nagios
7 1 (0.53%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 106 (56.08%) Microsoft
2 89 (47.09%) Cisco
3 76 (40.21%) VMware
4 53 (28.04%) Citrix
5 31 (16.40%) HP
6 25 (13.23%) Symantec
7 23 (12.17%) NetApp
8 19 (10.05%) Dell
9 15 (7.94%) EMC
10 14 (7.41%) McAfee
11 12 (6.35%) CheckPoint
12 11 (5.82%) ProCurve
13 10 (5.29%) Wyse
14 8 (4.23%) Juniper
15 7 (3.70%) WatchGuard
15 7 (3.70%) Avaya
15 7 (3.70%) 3PAR
15 7 (3.70%) Kaspersky
16 6 (3.17%) Veeam
16 6 (3.17%) SolarWinds
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Salary: £35000 per annum
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Salary: £45000 per annum
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