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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 106 101 109
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +8
Permanent jobs citing WAN 82 80 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.99% 2.07% 1.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.44% 14.29% 12.84%
Number of salaries quoted 72 60 63
Average salary £32,750 £31,500 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.96% +1.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,450 £23,350 £16,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £56,500 £40,000
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
568 560 553
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 13.78% 14.46% 14.72%
Number of salaries quoted 489 494 441
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 £21,750 £22,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £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 2 September 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 2 September 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 -8 7 £27,500 -1.78% 2
Bolton +2 2 £38,750 +76.13%
Rochdale -7 2 £48,000 +62.71%
Altrincham +5 1 £27,500 - 2
Cheadle +3 1 - -
Salford +2 1 £26,500 -18.46% 1
WAN
North West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 151 (84.83%) LAN
2 108 (60.67%) Windows
3 83 (46.63%) Active Directory
4 80 (44.94%) VMware
5 75 (42.13%) Microsoft
6 71 (39.89%) Cisco
7 55 (30.90%) VMware Infrastructure
8 51 (28.65%) Windows Server 2008
8 51 (28.65%) MS Excel
9 50 (28.09%) Cisco Certification
10 49 (27.53%) MS Exchange
11 48 (26.97%) Citrix
12 47 (26.40%) Windows Server 2003
12 47 (26.40%) ITIL
12 47 (26.40%) Firewall
13 40 (22.47%) SAN
14 39 (21.91%) Hyper-V
15 36 (20.22%) Windows Server 2012
16 31 (17.42%) CCNA
17 29 (16.29%) Microsoft Certification
18 28 (15.73%) VPN
18 28 (15.73%) Exchange Server 2010
19 27 (15.17%) CCNP
20 25 (14.04%) SQL Server
20 25 (14.04%) Exchange Server 2003
21 24 (13.48%) TCP/IP
22 23 (12.92%) SQL
23 22 (12.36%) Windows XP
23 22 (12.36%) Exchange Server 2007
24 20 (11.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 49 (27.53%) MS Exchange
2 28 (15.73%) Exchange Server 2010
3 25 (14.04%) Exchange Server 2003
4 22 (12.36%) Exchange Server 2007
5 20 (11.24%) Exchange Server 2013
6 13 (7.30%) SharePoint
7 6 (3.37%) Apache
8 5 (2.81%) IIS
9 4 (2.25%) Tomcat
10 3 (1.69%) Lync
11 2 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 51 (28.65%) MS Excel
2 10 (5.62%) MS Office
3 2 (1.12%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.56%) MS Project
4 1 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.69%) Bond Adapt
2 2 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.74%) Office 365
2 4 (2.25%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.12%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 151 (84.83%) LAN
2 47 (26.40%) Firewall
3 40 (22.47%) SAN
4 28 (15.73%) VPN
5 24 (13.48%) TCP/IP
6 20 (11.24%) Wi-Fi
6 20 (11.24%) MPLS
7 17 (9.55%) Ethernet
8 15 (8.43%) Internet
9 14 (7.87%) DNS
10 12 (6.74%) Network Security
11 11 (6.18%) DHCP
12 10 (5.62%) VLAN
12 10 (5.62%) NAS
13 9 (5.06%) Wireless
14 8 (4.49%) iSCSI
15 7 (3.93%) VPLS
15 7 (3.93%) VoIP
15 7 (3.93%) WLAN
15 7 (3.93%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (14.04%) SQL Server
2 15 (8.43%) SQL Server 2008
2 15 (8.43%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (3.93%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (1.12%) MySQL
5 1 (0.56%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.56%) Relational Database
General
1 18 (10.11%) Telecoms
2 9 (5.06%) Retail
3 7 (3.93%) Finance
4 6 (3.37%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.81%) Law
6 2 (1.12%) Advertising
6 2 (1.12%) Banking
6 2 (1.12%) Marketing
7 1 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.56%) Billing
7 1 (0.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 35 (19.66%) Analyst
2 33 (18.54%) Support Engineer
3 25 (14.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 17 (9.55%) Support Analyst
5 14 (7.87%) Network Engineer
5 14 (7.87%) 3rd Line Support
6 13 (7.30%) 2nd Line Support
7 11 (6.18%) Technical Analyst
8 9 (5.06%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 9 (5.06%) Consultant
9 7 (3.93%) IT Consultant
9 7 (3.93%) Support Consultant
9 7 (3.93%) Service Analyst
9 7 (3.93%) Network Support
10 6 (3.37%) Service Desk Analyst
10 6 (3.37%) Network Manager
10 6 (3.37%) Systems Engineer
11 5 (2.81%) Systems Support
11 5 (2.81%) Project Manager
11 5 (2.81%) Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.62%) Web Services
2 3 (1.69%) .NET
3 2 (1.12%) COM
3 2 (1.12%) CSS
3 2 (1.12%) HTML
4 1 (0.56%) XML
4 1 (0.56%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (3.93%) FMCG
2 6 (3.37%) Computer Science
2 6 (3.37%) Management Information System
3 5 (2.81%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (2.25%) IPTV
4 4 (2.25%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.12%) EPoS
5 2 (1.12%) NHS
5 2 (1.12%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.12%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.56%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.56%) Kindle
6 1 (0.56%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.56%) Firmware
6 1 (0.56%) Replication
6 1 (0.56%) Clustering
6 1 (0.56%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 108 (60.67%) Windows
2 51 (28.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 47 (26.40%) Windows Server 2003
4 36 (20.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 22 (12.36%) Windows XP
6 19 (10.67%) Linux
6 19 (10.67%) Windows 7
7 17 (9.55%) UNIX
8 13 (7.30%) Windows 8
9 12 (6.74%) Solaris
10 8 (4.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (1.69%) Windows 2000
12 2 (1.12%) Debian
12 2 (1.12%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.12%) Android
13 1 (0.56%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.56%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (26.40%) ITIL
2 19 (10.67%) Project Management
3 14 (7.87%) Service Delivery
4 11 (6.18%) Network Design
4 11 (6.18%) Coaching
5 10 (5.62%) Change Control
5 10 (5.62%) Load Balancing
5 10 (5.62%) Migration
6 8 (4.49%) Capacity Planning
7 7 (3.93%) Change Management
7 7 (3.93%) ERP
7 7 (3.93%) CRM
8 6 (3.37%) Business Continuity
8 6 (3.37%) Problem Management
8 6 (3.37%) Risk Management
9 5 (2.81%) Incident Management
9 5 (2.81%) PRINCE2
9 5 (2.81%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (2.25%) Security Architecture
10 4 (2.25%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (12.92%) SQL
2 4 (2.25%) Java
3 3 (1.69%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.12%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.12%) Perl
4 2 (1.12%) VBScript
5 1 (0.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 50 (28.09%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (17.42%) CCNA
3 29 (16.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 27 (15.17%) CCNP
5 20 (11.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 16 (8.99%) Degree
7 15 (8.43%) MCSE
8 13 (7.30%) MCTS
9 10 (5.62%) NCDA
10 9 (5.06%) MCITP
10 9 (5.06%) MCP
10 9 (5.06%) CCIE
11 8 (4.49%) MCSA
11 8 (4.49%) CCA
11 8 (4.49%) Citrix Certification
12 7 (3.93%) CCDP
13 4 (2.25%) MOS
13 4 (2.25%) CCIP
13 4 (2.25%) CCDA
13 4 (2.25%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (8.43%) SLA
2 14 (7.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (5.06%) QA
4 5 (2.81%) BS7799
5 1 (0.56%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.56%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 83 (46.63%) Active Directory
2 55 (30.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (21.91%) Hyper-V
4 20 (11.24%) XenApp
4 20 (11.24%) vSphere
5 13 (7.30%) XenDesktop
6 8 (4.49%) MetaFrame
6 8 (4.49%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 5 (2.81%) XenServer
8 4 (2.25%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (2.25%) vCloud
9 3 (1.69%) NFS
10 2 (1.12%) Squid
Systems Management
1 9 (5.06%) SCCM
2 8 (4.49%) SCOM
3 7 (3.93%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (2.25%) OpenView
4 4 (2.25%) CiscoWorks
5 3 (1.69%) WSUS
6 2 (1.12%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.56%) Nagios
7 1 (0.56%) Cacti
Vendors
1 80 (44.94%) VMware
2 75 (42.13%) Microsoft
3 71 (39.89%) Cisco
4 48 (26.97%) Citrix
5 20 (11.24%) HP
5 20 (11.24%) NetApp
6 15 (8.43%) McAfee
7 14 (7.87%) Red Hat
8 13 (7.30%) Juniper
9 11 (6.18%) Dell
9 11 (6.18%) EMC
10 9 (5.06%) Blue Coat
11 8 (4.49%) AppSense
12 7 (3.93%) SolarWinds
12 7 (3.93%) Ipanema Technologies
12 7 (3.93%) Business Objects
12 7 (3.93%) SAP
12 7 (3.93%) CheckPoint
13 5 (2.81%) Nokia
13 5 (2.81%) F5
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NCC Group
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 15 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Search Consultancy
Salary: £32000 - £35000 per annum + Pension + Bonus
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Broady Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + car or allowance + benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Search Consultancy
Salary: £32000 - £35000.00 per annum + Pension + Bonus
Posted: 20 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £25,000 to £33,000 per annum + car/allowance + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £55000 per annum + bonus, pension, healthcare
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £24000 - £26000 per annum + 2K On Call + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
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X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 35k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Softcat
Salary: Competitive, Benefits and Bonus Scheme
Posted: 18 days ago
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Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30,000 - £35,000 + car/allowance + benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
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Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum + bens
Posted: 26 days ago
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Salary: £15000 - £18000 per annum
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