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

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 103 76 114
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +38
Permanent jobs citing WAN 98 113 85
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 2.32% 3.00% 1.95%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.58% 22.87% 13.34%
Number of salaries quoted 87 102 68
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +1.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,050 £27,400
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,500 £53,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +1.33%
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
672 494 637
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 15.91% 13.12% 14.61%
Number of salaries quoted 562 416 547
Average salary £35,000 £42,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.64% +30.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £55,000 £51,000
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 19 December 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 19 December 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
Wigan - 12 £27,750 - 1
Stockport -8 10 £35,000 +7.69%
Cheadle +12 6 £40,000 - 1
Oldham - 5 £22,500 - 1
Bolton +2 3 £32,500 -
Altrincham +5 2 £40,000 -15.78%
Bury - 1 £24,000 -
WAN
North West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 168 (87.50%) LAN
2 121 (63.02%) Windows
3 101 (52.60%) Active Directory
4 100 (52.08%) Microsoft
5 86 (44.79%) Cisco
6 81 (42.19%) VMware
7 79 (41.15%) Firewall
8 63 (32.81%) VMware Infrastructure
9 56 (29.17%) MS Exchange
10 54 (28.13%) DNS
11 52 (27.08%) Citrix
12 46 (23.96%) VPN
13 44 (22.92%) TCP/IP
14 43 (22.40%) MS Excel
14 43 (22.40%) ITIL
15 42 (21.88%) Hyper-V
16 41 (21.35%) Windows Server 2003
16 41 (21.35%) Windows Server 2008
17 40 (20.83%) DHCP
17 40 (20.83%) Cisco Certification
18 38 (19.79%) SAN
19 34 (17.71%) CCNA
20 31 (16.15%) Microsoft Certification
20 31 (16.15%) Windows Server 2012
21 30 (15.63%) Exchange Server 2010
22 28 (14.58%) VLAN
22 28 (14.58%) HP
23 26 (13.54%) Windows 7
23 26 (13.54%) MPLS
23 26 (13.54%) XenApp

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 56 (29.17%) MS Exchange
2 30 (15.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 22 (11.46%) SharePoint
4 16 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
5 14 (7.29%) Exchange Server 2007
6 10 (5.21%) IIS
6 10 (5.21%) Exchange Server 2013
7 8 (4.17%) SharePoint 2013
8 7 (3.65%) IBM Notes
8 7 (3.65%) Lotus Domino
9 3 (1.56%) Apache
9 3 (1.56%) Lync
10 1 (0.52%) Tomcat
Applications
1 43 (22.40%) MS Excel
2 16 (8.33%) MS Office
3 5 (2.60%) PowerPivot
4 2 (1.04%) MS Project
4 2 (1.04%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 19 (9.90%) Office 365
2 2 (1.04%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.04%) Amazon S3
2 2 (1.04%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 168 (87.50%) LAN
2 79 (41.15%) Firewall
3 54 (28.13%) DNS
4 46 (23.96%) VPN
5 44 (22.92%) TCP/IP
6 40 (20.83%) DHCP
7 38 (19.79%) SAN
8 28 (14.58%) VLAN
9 26 (13.54%) MPLS
10 19 (9.90%) VoIP
11 18 (9.38%) Wireless
11 18 (9.38%) Network Security
12 14 (7.29%) IP Telephony
12 14 (7.29%) Wi-Fi
13 13 (6.77%) Cisco ASA
14 12 (6.25%) NAS
15 10 (5.21%) Unified Communications
15 10 (5.21%) Internet
15 10 (5.21%) Ethernet
16 9 (4.69%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.69%) BusinessObjects
3 7 (3.65%) Crystal Reports
3 7 (3.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (3.65%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (2.60%) Ingres
5 4 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (2.08%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (2.08%) MySQL
6 3 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (3.13%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 23 (11.98%) Telecoms
1 23 (11.98%) Finance
2 6 (3.13%) Law
3 4 (2.08%) Marketing
4 3 (1.56%) Legal
5 2 (1.04%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.04%) Banking
6 1 (0.52%) Billing
Job Titles
1 35 (18.23%) Support Engineer
2 33 (17.19%) Analyst
3 25 (13.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 20 (10.42%) 2nd Line Support
5 17 (8.85%) Network Engineer
6 14 (7.29%) 3rd Line Support
7 13 (6.77%) Support Analyst
7 13 (6.77%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 9 (4.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 9 (4.69%) IT Support
9 8 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
9 8 (4.17%) Technical Analyst
10 7 (3.65%) Infrastructure Manager
10 7 (3.65%) Help Desk Analyst
10 7 (3.65%) Architect
10 7 (3.65%) Project Manager
11 6 (3.13%) Service Analyst
11 6 (3.13%) Network Manager
11 6 (3.13%) IT Support Engineer
11 6 (3.13%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.21%) Web Services
2 1 (0.52%) X-Windows
2 1 (0.52%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.73%) Management Information System
2 9 (4.69%) FMCG
3 7 (3.65%) Replication
4 4 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.56%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.04%) Smartphone
6 2 (1.04%) Statistics
7 1 (0.52%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.52%) Clustering
7 1 (0.52%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.52%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.52%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.52%) Open Source
7 1 (0.52%) EqualLogic
7 1 (0.52%) Kindle
7 1 (0.52%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.52%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 121 (63.02%) Windows
2 41 (21.35%) Windows Server 2003
2 41 (21.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 31 (16.15%) Windows Server 2012
4 26 (13.54%) Windows 7
5 24 (12.50%) Windows 8
5 24 (12.50%) Windows XP
6 21 (10.94%) Linux
7 19 (9.90%) UNIX
8 12 (6.25%) Solaris
9 8 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (2.08%) Android
10 4 (2.08%) Debian
11 3 (1.56%) Windows 2000
11 3 (1.56%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.04%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.52%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (22.40%) ITIL
2 18 (9.38%) ERP
3 16 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 16 (8.33%) Migration
4 15 (7.81%) Project Management
5 14 (7.29%) Business Continuity
6 13 (6.77%) PRINCE2
7 12 (6.25%) Service Delivery
8 11 (5.73%) Kalman Filter
9 10 (5.21%) Load Balancing
10 8 (4.17%) Capacity Planning
10 8 (4.17%) Line Management
10 8 (4.17%) Project Planning
11 7 (3.65%) Network Design
12 6 (3.13%) Incident Management
12 6 (3.13%) Risk Management
12 6 (3.13%) Validation
12 6 (3.13%) Change Control
12 6 (3.13%) Information Assurance
12 6 (3.13%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 22 (11.46%) SQL
2 17 (8.85%) PowerShell
3 7 (3.65%) C
4 6 (3.13%) T-SQL
5 4 (2.08%) Perl
6 1 (0.52%) VBScript
6 1 (0.52%) Java
Qualifications
1 40 (20.83%) Cisco Certification
2 34 (17.71%) CCNA
3 31 (16.15%) Microsoft Certification
4 23 (11.98%) CCNP
5 19 (9.90%) MCSE
6 18 (9.38%) MCP
7 17 (8.85%) Degree
8 13 (6.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 12 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
9 12 (6.25%) MCITP
10 7 (3.65%) CCA
10 7 (3.65%) Citrix Certification
11 6 (3.13%) MCSA
11 6 (3.13%) CCDP
12 5 (2.60%) VCAP
12 5 (2.60%) MCTS
13 4 (2.08%) MOS
14 3 (1.56%) CCEA
14 3 (1.56%) CCDA
14 3 (1.56%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.69%) SLA
1 9 (4.69%) QA
2 8 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.56%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 101 (52.60%) Active Directory
2 63 (32.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (21.88%) Hyper-V
4 26 (13.54%) XenApp
5 18 (9.38%) vSphere
6 14 (7.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 13 (6.77%) XenDesktop
7 13 (6.77%) MetaFrame
8 9 (4.69%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (3.65%) Terminal Services
10 4 (2.08%) vCloud
11 3 (1.56%) Kamailio
11 3 (1.56%) NFS
11 3 (1.56%) Firmware
11 3 (1.56%) XenServer
12 2 (1.04%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 12 (6.25%) WSUS
2 10 (5.21%) Backup Exec
3 7 (3.65%) Norton AntiVirus
4 6 (3.13%) WMI
5 3 (1.56%) SCCM
6 2 (1.04%) SCOM
6 2 (1.04%) Cacti
6 2 (1.04%) Nagios
7 1 (0.52%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 100 (52.08%) Microsoft
2 86 (44.79%) Cisco
3 81 (42.19%) VMware
4 52 (27.08%) Citrix
5 28 (14.58%) HP
6 21 (10.94%) EMC
7 20 (10.42%) Symantec
8 16 (8.33%) Dell
9 15 (7.81%) NetApp
10 12 (6.25%) McAfee
11 11 (5.73%) ProCurve
12 10 (5.21%) CheckPoint
13 9 (4.69%) Red Hat
13 9 (4.69%) Business Objects
13 9 (4.69%) SAP
13 9 (4.69%) Ipanema Technologies
14 8 (4.17%) Avaya
14 8 (4.17%) Juniper
14 8 (4.17%) Wyse
14 8 (4.17%) AppSense
Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Acumin
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 per annum + Pension, Training, Certifications
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
Ascent People
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Salary: £45000.0000 - £50000.0000 per annum + Company car
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheadle
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Manchester
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago