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

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 79 77 102
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +25
Permanent jobs citing WAN 123 129 93
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 3.22% 3.20% 2.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.68% 23.37% 13.25%
Number of salaries quoted 111 104 74
Average salary £32,500 £34,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.41% -9.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,000 £26,150
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £50,000 £51,750
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
625 552 702
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 16.38% 13.69% 17.19%
Number of salaries quoted 489 432 561
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £54,250 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 31 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 31 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
(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 +16 13 £26,000 +0.48% 3
Bolton +9 5 £32,500 -38.09% 2
Oldham - 4 £22,500 - 1
Altrincham - 4 £26,250 -
Cheadle +10 2 £34,500 +50.00%
Rochdale -12 2 £43,750 +43.44% 1
WAN
North West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 184 (83.26%) LAN
2 146 (66.06%) Windows
3 124 (56.11%) Microsoft
4 123 (55.66%) Active Directory
5 110 (49.77%) Cisco
6 80 (36.20%) Firewall
6 80 (36.20%) VMware
7 77 (34.84%) MS Exchange
8 65 (29.41%) TCP/IP
8 65 (29.41%) ITIL
9 63 (28.51%) DNS
9 63 (28.51%) VMware Infrastructure
10 62 (28.05%) Cisco Certification
11 61 (27.60%) DHCP
12 60 (27.15%) Finance
13 57 (25.79%) Microsoft Certification
14 56 (25.34%) CCNA
15 50 (22.62%) Windows Server 2003
16 49 (22.17%) Windows Server 2008
17 46 (20.81%) Windows Server 2012
18 45 (20.36%) Hyper-V
18 45 (20.36%) Citrix
19 44 (19.91%) Windows 7
20 43 (19.46%) Exchange Server 2010
21 42 (19.00%) Windows 8
21 42 (19.00%) SAN
21 42 (19.00%) MS Excel
22 38 (17.19%) HP
23 36 (16.29%) Windows XP
23 36 (16.29%) VPN

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 77 (34.84%) MS Exchange
2 43 (19.46%) Exchange Server 2010
3 32 (14.48%) Exchange Server 2003
4 25 (11.31%) Exchange Server 2007
4 25 (11.31%) SharePoint
5 22 (9.95%) Exchange Server 2013
6 17 (7.69%) IIS
7 9 (4.07%) Lync
8 8 (3.62%) IBM Notes
8 8 (3.62%) Lotus Domino
8 8 (3.62%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.90%) Apache
9 2 (0.90%) CMS
10 1 (0.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 42 (19.00%) MS Excel
2 23 (10.41%) MS Office
3 5 (2.26%) PowerPivot
3 5 (2.26%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.45%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.45%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.81%) Sage 50
2 3 (1.36%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.90%) Tridion
3 2 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (6.79%) Office 365
2 3 (1.36%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 184 (83.26%) LAN
2 80 (36.20%) Firewall
3 65 (29.41%) TCP/IP
4 63 (28.51%) DNS
5 61 (27.60%) DHCP
6 42 (19.00%) SAN
7 36 (16.29%) VPN
8 33 (14.93%) VLAN
9 29 (13.12%) MPLS
10 28 (12.67%) VoIP
11 25 (11.31%) Wi-Fi
12 21 (9.50%) Wireless
13 20 (9.05%) Network Security
14 17 (7.69%) WLAN
15 12 (5.43%) PBX
15 12 (5.43%) ISDN
15 12 (5.43%) IP Telephony
16 11 (4.98%) BGP
17 10 (4.52%) Unified Communications
18 9 (4.07%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (14.48%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (3.62%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (3.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (3.17%) Crystal Reports
5 5 (2.26%) Ingres
5 5 (2.26%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (1.81%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.36%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (1.36%) MySQL
8 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (2.71%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 60 (27.15%) Finance
2 30 (13.57%) Telecoms
3 8 (3.62%) Retail
4 4 (1.81%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.36%) Law
5 3 (1.36%) Legal
5 3 (1.36%) Marketing
6 2 (0.90%) Banking
Job Titles
1 44 (19.91%) Support Engineer
2 34 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 32 (14.48%) 2nd Line Support
4 21 (9.50%) IT Support
5 20 (9.05%) Network Engineer
6 18 (8.14%) Analyst
6 18 (8.14%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 13 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
8 12 (5.43%) IT Support Engineer
9 11 (4.98%) Support Analyst
10 9 (4.07%) Architect
10 9 (4.07%) Project Manager
11 8 (3.62%) Desktop Support
11 8 (3.62%) Consultant
11 8 (3.62%) Technical Support
12 7 (3.17%) Cisco Engineer
12 7 (3.17%) Infrastructure Manager
12 7 (3.17%) VoIP Engineer
12 7 (3.17%) Senior VoIP Engineer
13 6 (2.71%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.52%) Web Services
2 3 (1.36%) X-Windows
3 2 (0.90%) .NET
3 2 (0.90%) ASP.NET
3 2 (0.90%) XML
3 2 (0.90%) XSLT
3 2 (0.90%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.43%) FlexPod
2 10 (4.52%) Replication
3 8 (3.62%) Management Information System
4 7 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.71%) iPhone
5 6 (2.71%) Blackberry
6 5 (2.26%) Thin Client
6 5 (2.26%) iPad
6 5 (2.26%) Fat Client
7 3 (1.36%) Mathematics
7 3 (1.36%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.36%) EqualLogic
8 2 (0.90%) Visualisation
8 2 (0.90%) IPTV
8 2 (0.90%) Smartphone
8 2 (0.90%) Statistics
9 1 (0.45%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.45%) EPoS
9 1 (0.45%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 146 (66.06%) Windows
2 50 (22.62%) Windows Server 2003
3 49 (22.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 46 (20.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 44 (19.91%) Windows 7
6 42 (19.00%) Windows 8
7 36 (16.29%) Windows XP
8 14 (6.33%) Linux
9 11 (4.98%) UNIX
10 3 (1.36%) Debian
11 2 (0.90%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.90%) Android
11 2 (0.90%) CentOS
12 1 (0.45%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.45%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.45%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (29.41%) ITIL
2 30 (13.57%) Disaster Recovery
3 22 (9.95%) PRINCE2
4 18 (8.14%) Migration
5 15 (6.79%) Business Continuity
6 13 (5.88%) ERP
7 12 (5.43%) Project Management
7 12 (5.43%) Network Design
8 11 (4.98%) Validation
9 10 (4.52%) Line Management
10 9 (4.07%) Infrastructure Management
10 9 (4.07%) Network Architecture
10 9 (4.07%) Supplier Management
11 7 (3.17%) Kalman Filter
12 6 (2.71%) Service Delivery
12 6 (2.71%) Agile Software Development
13 5 (2.26%) Information Security
13 5 (2.26%) Operations Management
13 5 (2.26%) Load Balancing
13 5 (2.26%) Cash Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (12.67%) SQL
2 23 (10.41%) PowerShell
3 14 (6.33%) C
4 8 (3.62%) VB
5 6 (2.71%) T-SQL
5 6 (2.71%) VBScript
6 3 (1.36%) Perl
7 2 (0.90%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.90%) C#
7 2 (0.90%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.45%) Java
Qualifications
1 62 (28.05%) Cisco Certification
2 57 (25.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 56 (25.34%) CCNA
4 29 (13.12%) MCSE
5 26 (11.76%) CCNP
6 24 (10.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 24 (10.86%) Degree
7 21 (9.50%) MCTS
8 19 (8.60%) ITIL Certification
9 18 (8.14%) MCP
9 18 (8.14%) NCDA
10 9 (4.07%) MCSA
10 9 (4.07%) CCA
10 9 (4.07%) Citrix Certification
11 8 (3.62%) MCITP
12 5 (2.26%) CISSP
13 4 (1.81%) CCDA
14 3 (1.36%) MCDST
14 3 (1.36%) CCENT
14 3 (1.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (10.41%) SLA
2 8 (3.62%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 123 (55.66%) Active Directory
2 63 (28.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (20.36%) Hyper-V
4 19 (8.60%) vSphere
5 17 (7.69%) XenApp
6 11 (4.98%) XenDesktop
7 9 (4.07%) Terminal Services
8 8 (3.62%) XenServer
8 8 (3.62%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 5 (2.26%) MetaFrame
10 4 (1.81%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (1.36%) Kamailio
12 2 (0.90%) vCloud
12 2 (0.90%) Terminal Server
12 2 (0.90%) ProxySG
13 1 (0.45%) Firmware
13 1 (0.45%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.45%) iptables
Systems Management
1 15 (6.79%) SCCM
2 12 (5.43%) Backup Exec
3 10 (4.52%) WSUS
4 6 (2.71%) WMI
5 5 (2.26%) SCOM
5 5 (2.26%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (1.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (1.36%) ServiceCenter
8 2 (0.90%) OpenView
8 2 (0.90%) CiscoWorks
9 1 (0.45%) Nagios
9 1 (0.45%) Cacti
9 1 (0.45%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 124 (56.11%) Microsoft
2 110 (49.77%) Cisco
3 80 (36.20%) VMware
4 45 (20.36%) Citrix
5 38 (17.19%) HP
6 30 (13.57%) Symantec
7 27 (12.22%) NetApp
8 21 (9.50%) Dell
9 13 (5.88%) EMC
9 13 (5.88%) CheckPoint
10 12 (5.43%) Wyse
10 12 (5.43%) Veeam
10 12 (5.43%) 3PAR
11 11 (4.98%) McAfee
11 11 (4.98%) Juniper
12 10 (4.52%) IBM
12 10 (4.52%) Oracle
12 10 (4.52%) SolarWinds
13 8 (3.62%) F5
13 8 (3.62%) Sophos
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Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Northwood
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Stockport
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £26000 - £37000 per annum + flexi time
Posted: 11 days ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Zen Internet Ltd
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum depending on experience + benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Oldham
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 12 days ago
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AccessPay
Salary: £50,000 to £65,000
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
AccessPay
Posted: 20 days ago
Stockport
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 26 days ago