The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 2 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 52 51 58
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +7
Permanent jobs citing WAN 11 21 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.91% 3.37% 1.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.00% 23.08% 9.57%
Number of salaries quoted 10 19 8
Average salary £40,250 £41,500 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.01% +16.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,120 £36,500 £32,950
10% offered a salary of more than £55,300 £65,000 £37,950
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £38,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+1.31% -1.29%
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 Merseyside region.

Communications & Networking Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
100 91 94
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 17.39% 14.58% 15.96%
Number of salaries quoted 89 67 81
Average salary £40,000 £41,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.61% +18.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £44,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing WAN across the Merseyside region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

WAN
Salary Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing WAN across the Merseyside region.

WAN Salary Trend in Merseyside

WAN
Salary Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing WAN across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 2 October 2014.

WAN Salary Histogram in Merseyside

WAN
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 2 October 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
Liverpool +1 8 £55,000 +20.21% 1
WAN
North West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 11 (78.57%) LAN
2 10 (71.43%) Cisco
3 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (42.86%) VPN
4 6 (42.86%) Firewall
5 5 (35.71%) VMware
5 5 (35.71%) CCNP
5 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
5 5 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (35.71%) CheckPoint
5 5 (35.71%) DHCP
5 5 (35.71%) TCP/IP
5 5 (35.71%) Windows
5 5 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (28.57%) VoIP
6 4 (28.57%) CCNA
6 4 (28.57%) DNS
6 4 (28.57%) Wireless
7 3 (21.43%) Telecoms
7 3 (21.43%) OSPF
7 3 (21.43%) SLA
7 3 (21.43%) HP
7 3 (21.43%) E-Commerce
7 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
7 3 (21.43%) ITIL
7 3 (21.43%) Hyper-V
7 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (14.29%) Aruba
8 2 (14.29%) Network Management

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
2 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (7.14%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 11 (78.57%) LAN
2 6 (42.86%) VPN
2 6 (42.86%) Firewall
3 5 (35.71%) DHCP
3 5 (35.71%) TCP/IP
4 4 (28.57%) VoIP
4 4 (28.57%) Wireless
4 4 (28.57%) DNS
5 3 (21.43%) OSPF
6 2 (14.29%) Network Security
6 2 (14.29%) MPLS
6 2 (14.29%) Structured Cabling
6 2 (14.29%) VLAN
6 2 (14.29%) PBX
6 2 (14.29%) RIP
7 1 (7.14%) HTTP
7 1 (7.14%) SMTP
7 1 (7.14%) IMAP
7 1 (7.14%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (7.14%) SAN
General
1 3 (21.43%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Network Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Network Security Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Field Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Telecoms Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Security Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Field Service Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Service Desk Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Network Team Leader
3 1 (7.14%) Service Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Team Leader
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Network Support
3 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Fat Client
1 2 (14.29%) iPhone
1 2 (14.29%) Thin Client
1 2 (14.29%) Blackberry
2 1 (7.14%) CMDB
2 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Windows
2 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
4 1 (7.14%) Linux
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) E-Commerce
1 3 (21.43%) ITIL
2 2 (14.29%) Network Management
3 1 (7.14%) Coaching
3 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
3 1 (7.14%) Project Management
3 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
3 1 (7.14%) ITSM
3 1 (7.14%) Business Continuity
3 1 (7.14%) Network Design
3 1 (7.14%) Resource Management
3 1 (7.14%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) VB
2 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) CCNP
1 5 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (28.57%) CCNA
3 2 (14.29%) CCSA
3 2 (14.29%) CCSE
4 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
1 5 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (21.43%) Hyper-V
3 1 (7.14%) XenApp
3 1 (7.14%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (7.14%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 10 (71.43%) Cisco
2 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (35.71%) CheckPoint
3 5 (35.71%) VMware
4 3 (21.43%) HP
5 2 (14.29%) Juniper
5 2 (14.29%) Fortinet
5 2 (14.29%) Riverbed
5 2 (14.29%) Aruba
6 1 (7.14%) Oracle
6 1 (7.14%) SolarWinds
6 1 (7.14%) Kaspersky
6 1 (7.14%) Sage
6 1 (7.14%) Symantec
6 1 (7.14%) Citrix
6 1 (7.14%) Avaya
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago