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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 101 115 100
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -15
Permanent jobs citing WAN 93 81 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 2.42% 1.99% 2.07%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.76% 14.16% 14.21%
Number of salaries quoted 69 70 60
Average salary £40,000 £32,750 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.13% +3.96%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,300 £21,850 £23,350
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £52,500 £56,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +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
555 572 563
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 14.43% 14.09% 14.57%
Number of salaries quoted 446 494 496
Average salary £36,750 £34,000 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.08% -6.20%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £21,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 28 August 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 28 August 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
Rochdale +2 5 £45,000 -6.25%
Altrincham +7 3 £38,000 +38.18%
Bolton +6 2 £37,500 -3.22% 1
Salford +4 2 £20,500 -22.64%
Stockport -2 2 £32,000 +16.36% 5
Sale - 2 £19,250 -
Oldham - 1 £23,000 - 1
Wigan - 1 £19,000 - 1
WAN
North West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 152 (81.28%) LAN
2 100 (53.48%) Cisco
3 91 (48.66%) Windows
4 73 (39.04%) Microsoft
5 70 (37.43%) Cisco Certification
6 68 (36.36%) ITIL
7 67 (35.83%) Firewall
8 62 (33.16%) VMware
8 62 (33.16%) Active Directory
9 55 (29.41%) MS Exchange
10 47 (25.13%) Wireless
11 46 (24.60%) Data Centre
12 45 (24.06%) CCNA
13 43 (22.99%) VPN
13 43 (22.99%) DNS
13 43 (22.99%) Finance
14 40 (21.39%) DHCP
15 39 (20.86%) Windows Server 2008
16 36 (19.25%) Degree
17 34 (18.18%) TCP/IP
17 34 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
18 32 (17.11%) Windows Server 2012
19 30 (16.04%) VMware Infrastructure
19 30 (16.04%) HP
19 30 (16.04%) SLA
20 28 (14.97%) VoIP
20 28 (14.97%) SAN
20 28 (14.97%) Network Design
21 27 (14.44%) MS Excel
21 27 (14.44%) Network Security

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 55 (29.41%) MS Exchange
2 24 (12.83%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (9.63%) Exchange Server 2007
3 18 (9.63%) Exchange Server 2013
4 16 (8.56%) SharePoint
5 14 (7.49%) Exchange Server 2003
6 6 (3.21%) Lync
7 5 (2.67%) IBM Notes
8 4 (2.14%) IIS
8 4 (2.14%) OpenStack
8 4 (2.14%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (1.60%) CMS
10 2 (1.07%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.53%) Apache
Applications
1 27 (14.44%) MS Excel
2 16 (8.56%) MS Office
3 3 (1.60%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.07%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 5 (2.67%) Sage 50
2 4 (2.14%) Oracle Financials
3 3 (1.60%) Tridion
4 1 (0.53%) Agresso
4 1 (0.53%) MFGPRO
4 1 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.53%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.81%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.21%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (2.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.67%) SaaS
3 5 (2.67%) Office 365
4 2 (1.07%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 2 (1.07%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.07%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 152 (81.28%) LAN
2 67 (35.83%) Firewall
3 47 (25.13%) Wireless
4 43 (22.99%) VPN
4 43 (22.99%) DNS
5 40 (21.39%) DHCP
6 34 (18.18%) TCP/IP
7 28 (14.97%) SAN
7 28 (14.97%) VoIP
8 27 (14.44%) Network Security
9 25 (13.37%) MPLS
10 23 (12.30%) Internet
11 22 (11.76%) VLAN
12 17 (9.09%) WLAN
13 12 (6.42%) Wi-Fi
13 12 (6.42%) NX-OS
14 10 (5.35%) Wireless Security
15 9 (4.81%) Cisco IOS
15 9 (4.81%) BGP
16 8 (4.28%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (12.30%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (3.21%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (2.67%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.60%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 43 (22.99%) Finance
2 18 (9.63%) Telecoms
3 6 (3.21%) Legal
4 3 (1.60%) Retail
5 2 (1.07%) Games
5 2 (1.07%) Law
6 1 (0.53%) Front Office
6 1 (0.53%) Back Office
6 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.53%) Advertising
6 1 (0.53%) Local Government
6 1 (0.53%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 41 (21.93%) Analyst
2 33 (17.65%) Network Engineer
3 28 (14.97%) Support Engineer
4 23 (12.30%) Network Analyst
5 22 (11.76%) IT Support
6 18 (9.63%) Architect
7 13 (6.95%) Project Manager
8 12 (6.42%) Network Security Engineer
8 12 (6.42%) Support Analyst
8 12 (6.42%) Security Engineer
9 11 (5.88%) IT Support Engineer
9 11 (5.88%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 10 (5.35%) Network Design Architect
10 10 (5.35%) Network Architect
10 10 (5.35%) Cisco Architect
11 9 (4.81%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
11 9 (4.81%) Technical Support
11 9 (4.81%) Senior Analyst
12 8 (4.28%) Administrator
12 8 (4.28%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.35%) Web Services
2 3 (1.60%) XML
2 3 (1.60%) XSLT
2 3 (1.60%) EDI
2 3 (1.60%) .NET
2 3 (1.60%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.07%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 46 (24.60%) Data Centre
2 7 (3.74%) Blackberry
3 6 (3.21%) Mathematics
3 6 (3.21%) iPhone
3 6 (3.21%) iPad
3 6 (3.21%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.67%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (2.67%) Replication
4 5 (2.67%) Clustering
4 5 (2.67%) Client/Server
5 4 (2.14%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.60%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.07%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.07%) IPTV
7 2 (1.07%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.07%) EMC VNX
8 1 (0.53%) HP StoreVirtual
8 1 (0.53%) EqualLogic
8 1 (0.53%) FlexPod
8 1 (0.53%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 91 (48.66%) Windows
2 39 (20.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 32 (17.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 24 (12.83%) Windows Server 2003
5 18 (9.63%) Windows 8
6 16 (8.56%) Windows 7
7 13 (6.95%) Windows XP
8 10 (5.35%) Linux
9 4 (2.14%) Debian
9 4 (2.14%) Ubuntu
10 2 (1.07%) UNIX
10 2 (1.07%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.53%) Android
11 1 (0.53%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (36.36%) ITIL
2 28 (14.97%) Network Design
3 27 (14.44%) Load Balancing
4 23 (12.30%) PRINCE2
5 18 (9.63%) Project Management
6 17 (9.09%) Migration
7 15 (8.02%) Disaster Recovery
8 14 (7.49%) Service Delivery
8 14 (7.49%) Network Architecture
9 11 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
9 11 (5.88%) Cash Management
10 9 (4.81%) Change Control
11 8 (4.28%) Infrastructure Management
12 6 (3.21%) Information Assurance
12 6 (3.21%) Security Testing
12 6 (3.21%) Supplier Management
12 6 (3.21%) Software Testing
12 6 (3.21%) Incident Management
12 6 (3.21%) Change Management
12 6 (3.21%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 21 (11.23%) SQL
2 6 (3.21%) VBScript
3 4 (2.14%) VB
4 3 (1.60%) VB.NET
4 3 (1.60%) C#
4 3 (1.60%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.07%) Java
5 2 (1.07%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 70 (37.43%) Cisco Certification
2 45 (24.06%) CCNA
3 36 (19.25%) Degree
4 34 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
5 23 (12.30%) CCNP
6 16 (8.56%) MCSE
7 14 (7.49%) ITIL Certification
7 14 (7.49%) CISSP
8 10 (5.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 10 (5.35%) HP ASE
8 10 (5.35%) MCSA
9 8 (4.28%) CCIE
9 8 (4.28%) MCITP
10 7 (3.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 6 (3.21%) MCDST
11 6 (3.21%) MCTS
11 6 (3.21%) CCENT
12 5 (2.67%) MCP
13 4 (2.14%) CCSP
13 4 (2.14%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (16.04%) SLA
2 7 (3.74%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.60%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 62 (33.16%) Active Directory
2 30 (16.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (14.44%) Hyper-V
4 10 (5.35%) vSphere
5 7 (3.74%) ISA Server
6 5 (2.67%) XenApp
7 4 (2.14%) pfSense
7 4 (2.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (1.60%) VMware Server
8 3 (1.60%) XenDesktop
9 2 (1.07%) ProxySG
9 2 (1.07%) vCloud
9 2 (1.07%) XenServer
9 2 (1.07%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.53%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.53%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (2.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 5 (2.67%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (2.14%) ARCserve
2 4 (2.14%) Backup Exec
2 4 (2.14%) SCVMM
2 4 (2.14%) ZABBIX
3 3 (1.60%) ServiceCenter
3 3 (1.60%) Cisco LMS
4 2 (1.07%) SnapMirror
4 2 (1.07%) OpenView
4 2 (1.07%) CiscoWorks
5 1 (0.53%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.53%) SnapVault
5 1 (0.53%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 100 (53.48%) Cisco
2 73 (39.04%) Microsoft
3 62 (33.16%) VMware
4 30 (16.04%) HP
5 24 (12.83%) CheckPoint
5 24 (12.83%) F5
6 18 (9.63%) Citrix
7 15 (8.02%) Juniper
8 13 (6.95%) Dell
9 11 (5.88%) NetApp
10 10 (5.35%) SolarWinds
10 10 (5.35%) Huawei
10 10 (5.35%) Veeam
11 9 (4.81%) WatchGuard
11 9 (4.81%) IBM
11 9 (4.81%) Blue Coat
12 7 (3.74%) Websense
13 6 (3.21%) Apple
13 6 (3.21%) Sage
13 6 (3.21%) Rackspace
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