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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 74 78 114
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +36
Permanent jobs citing WAN 122 131 87
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 3.37% 3.26% 2.08%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.68% 22.78% 12.61%
Number of salaries quoted 108 107 64
Average salary £32,500 £29,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.06% -22.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,350 £21,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £51,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+10.66% -
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
590 575 690
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 16.31% 14.32% 16.53%
Number of salaries quoted 462 452 553
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,700
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +0.75%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +4 13 £26,000 -2.80% 2
Bolton +16 6 £32,500 -38.09% 2
Oldham - 6 £22,500 - 1
Altrincham -1 5 £27,500 -33.33% 1
Cheadle +11 2 £34,500 +50.00%
Rochdale -10 1 £45,000 +15.38%
WAN
North West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 181 (83.80%) LAN
2 144 (66.67%) Windows
3 117 (54.17%) Active Directory
4 115 (53.24%) Microsoft
5 102 (47.22%) Cisco
6 78 (36.11%) MS Exchange
6 78 (36.11%) Firewall
7 74 (34.26%) VMware
8 70 (32.41%) Cisco Certification
9 67 (31.02%) DNS
10 66 (30.56%) DHCP
11 64 (29.63%) TCP/IP
12 63 (29.17%) ITIL
12 63 (29.17%) CCNA
13 59 (27.31%) Finance
13 59 (27.31%) VMware Infrastructure
14 51 (23.61%) Microsoft Certification
15 48 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
16 47 (21.76%) Windows Server 2008
17 46 (21.30%) Windows Server 2012
18 44 (20.37%) Windows 7
18 44 (20.37%) Exchange Server 2010
19 43 (19.91%) Windows 8
20 42 (19.44%) Hyper-V
21 38 (17.59%) MS Excel
22 37 (17.13%) VPN
22 37 (17.13%) SAN
23 36 (16.67%) SQL Server
24 34 (15.74%) Windows XP
24 34 (15.74%) HP

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 78 (36.11%) MS Exchange
2 44 (20.37%) Exchange Server 2010
3 34 (15.74%) Exchange Server 2003
4 30 (13.89%) SharePoint
5 26 (12.04%) Exchange Server 2007
6 23 (10.65%) Exchange Server 2013
7 15 (6.94%) IIS
8 12 (5.56%) SharePoint 2013
9 8 (3.70%) Lync
10 6 (2.78%) IBM Notes
10 6 (2.78%) Lotus Domino
11 2 (0.93%) CMS
12 1 (0.46%) Apache
12 1 (0.46%) Tomcat
Applications
1 38 (17.59%) MS Excel
2 23 (10.65%) MS Office
3 5 (2.31%) PowerPivot
3 5 (2.31%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.46%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 5 (2.31%) Sage 50
2 3 (1.39%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.93%) Tridion
3 2 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (6.02%) Office 365
2 6 (2.78%) Mimecast
3 3 (1.39%) SaaS
4 2 (0.93%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 181 (83.80%) LAN
2 78 (36.11%) Firewall
3 67 (31.02%) DNS
4 66 (30.56%) DHCP
5 64 (29.63%) TCP/IP
6 37 (17.13%) VPN
6 37 (17.13%) SAN
7 29 (13.43%) VLAN
8 28 (12.96%) MPLS
9 25 (11.57%) Wi-Fi
9 25 (11.57%) Network Security
10 23 (10.65%) Wireless
10 23 (10.65%) VoIP
11 21 (9.72%) WLAN
12 15 (6.94%) BGP
13 10 (4.63%) ISDN
13 10 (4.63%) Internet
13 10 (4.63%) PBX
14 8 (3.70%) IP Telephony
15 7 (3.24%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 15 (6.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (4.63%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (3.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (3.24%) Crystal Reports
5 5 (2.31%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (2.31%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (1.39%) Ingres
7 2 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.93%) MySQL
8 1 (0.46%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (2.78%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 59 (27.31%) Finance
2 27 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 8 (3.70%) Retail
4 4 (1.85%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.39%) Law
6 2 (0.93%) Legal
6 2 (0.93%) Games
7 1 (0.46%) Banking
Job Titles
1 45 (20.83%) Support Engineer
2 32 (14.81%) 2nd Line Support
2 32 (14.81%) Network Engineer
3 29 (13.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 24 (11.11%) IT Support
5 18 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 18 (8.33%) Analyst
6 15 (6.94%) IT Support Engineer
7 13 (6.02%) Security Engineer
7 13 (6.02%) Network Security Engineer
7 13 (6.02%) 3rd Line Support
8 12 (5.56%) Support Analyst
9 10 (4.63%) Technical Support
9 10 (4.63%) Desktop Support
10 9 (4.17%) Architect
11 8 (3.70%) Senior Network Engineer
11 8 (3.70%) Cisco Engineer
12 7 (3.24%) Infrastructure Manager
12 7 (3.24%) Project Manager
12 7 (3.24%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.63%) Web Services
2 3 (1.39%) X-Windows
3 2 (0.93%) .NET
3 2 (0.93%) ASP.NET
3 2 (0.93%) XML
3 2 (0.93%) XSLT
3 2 (0.93%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.56%) FlexPod
2 11 (5.09%) Replication
3 8 (3.70%) Management Information System
4 7 (3.24%) iPhone
4 7 (3.24%) Blackberry
4 7 (3.24%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.78%) iPad
6 5 (2.31%) Thin Client
6 5 (2.31%) Client/Server
6 5 (2.31%) Fat Client
7 4 (1.85%) Mathematics
8 3 (1.39%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.39%) EqualLogic
9 2 (0.93%) Visualisation
9 2 (0.93%) IPTV
9 2 (0.93%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.46%) Statistics
10 1 (0.46%) EPoS
10 1 (0.46%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.46%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 144 (66.67%) Windows
2 48 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
3 47 (21.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 46 (21.30%) Windows Server 2012
5 44 (20.37%) Windows 7
6 43 (19.91%) Windows 8
7 34 (15.74%) Windows XP
8 13 (6.02%) Linux
9 7 (3.24%) UNIX
10 2 (0.93%) Debian
10 2 (0.93%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.93%) Android
10 2 (0.93%) CentOS
11 1 (0.46%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.46%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (29.17%) ITIL
2 30 (13.89%) Disaster Recovery
3 19 (8.80%) PRINCE2
4 18 (8.33%) Network Design
5 15 (6.94%) ERP
6 14 (6.48%) Migration
7 12 (5.56%) Business Continuity
7 12 (5.56%) Project Management
8 11 (5.09%) Validation
8 11 (5.09%) Cash Management
8 11 (5.09%) Network Architecture
9 10 (4.63%) Infrastructure Management
9 10 (4.63%) Line Management
10 7 (3.24%) Kalman Filter
10 7 (3.24%) Supplier Management
11 6 (2.78%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (2.78%) Service Delivery
12 5 (2.31%) Information Security
12 5 (2.31%) Operations Management
12 5 (2.31%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 24 (11.11%) SQL
2 23 (10.65%) PowerShell
3 14 (6.48%) C
4 8 (3.70%) VB
5 6 (2.78%) T-SQL
5 6 (2.78%) VBScript
6 2 (0.93%) VB.NET
6 2 (0.93%) C#
6 2 (0.93%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.93%) Perl
7 1 (0.46%) Java
Qualifications
1 70 (32.41%) Cisco Certification
2 63 (29.17%) CCNA
3 51 (23.61%) Microsoft Certification
4 32 (14.81%) Degree
5 27 (12.50%) CCNP
6 25 (11.57%) MCSE
7 22 (10.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 21 (9.72%) MCTS
9 18 (8.33%) NCDA
10 16 (7.41%) MCP
10 16 (7.41%) ITIL Certification
11 11 (5.09%) CISSP
12 9 (4.17%) CCA
12 9 (4.17%) Citrix Certification
13 7 (3.24%) MCITP
14 5 (2.31%) MCSA
15 4 (1.85%) CCDA
15 4 (1.85%) MCDST
15 4 (1.85%) CCENT
16 3 (1.39%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (11.57%) SLA
2 7 (3.24%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 117 (54.17%) Active Directory
2 59 (27.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (19.44%) Hyper-V
4 15 (6.94%) XenApp
4 15 (6.94%) vSphere
5 11 (5.09%) XenDesktop
6 9 (4.17%) Terminal Services
7 8 (3.70%) XenServer
8 6 (2.78%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 3 (1.39%) MetaFrame
10 2 (0.93%) Terminal Server
10 2 (0.93%) ProxySG
10 2 (0.93%) VMware Server
10 2 (0.93%) Kamailio
Systems Management
1 13 (6.02%) SCCM
2 10 (4.63%) Backup Exec
3 7 (3.24%) WSUS
4 6 (2.78%) WMI
5 5 (2.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 5 (2.31%) SCOM
6 3 (1.39%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (1.39%) ServiceCenter
7 2 (0.93%) OpenView
7 2 (0.93%) CiscoWorks
8 1 (0.46%) Cisco LMS
Vendors
1 115 (53.24%) Microsoft
2 102 (47.22%) Cisco
3 74 (34.26%) VMware
4 34 (15.74%) HP
5 32 (14.81%) Citrix
6 26 (12.04%) NetApp
6 26 (12.04%) Symantec
7 18 (8.33%) Dell
8 14 (6.48%) CheckPoint
9 13 (6.02%) Veeam
9 13 (6.02%) Juniper
10 12 (5.56%) Wyse
10 12 (5.56%) 3PAR
11 11 (5.09%) SolarWinds
11 11 (5.09%) IBM
12 9 (4.17%) EMC
12 9 (4.17%) McAfee
13 8 (3.70%) Sophos
13 8 (3.70%) F5
14 7 (3.24%) WatchGuard
Wigan, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £17k plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Talent International
Salary: £645.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: From £15,000 to £18,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Chassam Contract
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Stockport
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £26000 - £35000 per annum + flexi time
Posted: 14 days ago
Oldham
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
London or Manchester
JISC
Salary: £29,890-£34,136 or £35,846-£40,687 per annum depending on experience
Posted: 18 days ago
Altrincham
Computer Futures
Salary: £26000 - £30000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
Manchester
Erin Associates
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits, Bonus, flexi hours
Posted: 25 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Northwood
Posted: 27 days ago