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 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 45 56 56
Rank change year-on-year
+11 0
Permanent jobs citing WAN 12 9 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 2.64% 1.50% 2.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.00% 7.83% 20.25%
Number of salaries quoted 5 8 15
Average salary £33,500 £41,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-19.27% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £22,360 £29,100
10% offered a salary of more than £46,500 £55,900 £65,000
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 Merseyside region.

Communications & Networking Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
48 115 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 10.55% 19.13% 12.95%
Number of salaries quoted 29 91 62
Average salary £37,500 £45,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +8.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £58,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 28 August 2015.

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 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
Liverpool +16 10 £33,000 -40.00% 4
Birkenhead - 1 - -
WAN
North West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 20 (83.33%) LAN
2 17 (70.83%) Windows
3 16 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 16 (66.67%) VMware
4 14 (58.33%) Citrix
5 10 (41.67%) SAN
6 9 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
7 8 (33.33%) DHCP
7 8 (33.33%) VPN
7 8 (33.33%) ITIL
8 7 (29.17%) Cisco
8 7 (29.17%) HP
8 7 (29.17%) MS Exchange
9 6 (25.00%) NetApp
9 6 (25.00%) Microsoft
9 6 (25.00%) SQL
9 6 (25.00%) MS Excel
9 6 (25.00%) SharePoint
9 6 (25.00%) XenApp
10 5 (20.83%) Data Centre
10 5 (20.83%) SQL Server
10 5 (20.83%) DNS
11 4 (16.67%) UNIX
11 4 (16.67%) MS Office
11 4 (16.67%) VoIP
11 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
11 4 (16.67%) Firewall
11 4 (16.67%) Telecoms
11 4 (16.67%) Finance

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 7 (29.17%) MS Exchange
2 6 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (8.33%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (16.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 20 (83.33%) LAN
2 10 (41.67%) SAN
3 8 (33.33%) DHCP
3 8 (33.33%) VPN
4 5 (20.83%) DNS
5 4 (16.67%) Firewall
5 4 (16.67%) VoIP
5 4 (16.67%) VLAN
5 4 (16.67%) iSCSI
5 4 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (12.50%) FCoE
6 3 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (12.50%) Cisco ISE
6 3 (12.50%) HTTP
6 3 (12.50%) Internet
6 3 (12.50%) MPLS
6 3 (12.50%) H.323
6 3 (12.50%) IPsec
6 3 (12.50%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.83%) SQL Server
2 3 (12.50%) Informix
General
1 4 (16.67%) Telecoms
1 4 (16.67%) Finance
2 3 (12.50%) Legal
3 2 (8.33%) Law
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) Analyst
2 4 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
2 4 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Operations Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Service Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Head of Infrastructure
4 2 (8.33%) Transformation Programme Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Programme Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Network Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Network Designer
5 1 (4.17%) Support Technician
5 1 (4.17%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Head of IT
5 1 (4.17%) Account Director
5 1 (4.17%) IT Support Technician
5 1 (4.17%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) Middleware
1 1 (4.17%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Data Centre
2 3 (12.50%) Blackberry
2 3 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 3 (12.50%) Clustering
2 3 (12.50%) FlexPod
3 1 (4.17%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 17 (70.83%) Windows
2 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (16.67%) UNIX
3 3 (12.50%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.17%) Linux
4 1 (4.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) ITIL
2 4 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (16.67%) Business Continuity
2 4 (16.67%) Security Patching
3 3 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
3 3 (12.50%) Logistics
3 3 (12.50%) Incident Management
3 3 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (12.50%) Vulnerability Management
4 1 (4.17%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (4.17%) Market Research
4 1 (4.17%) Network Architecture
4 1 (4.17%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (4.17%) Network Management
4 1 (4.17%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (4.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) MCSE
1 3 (12.50%) CCNP
1 3 (12.50%) CCNA
1 3 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 16 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 9 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (25.00%) XenApp
4 3 (12.50%) XenDesktop
4 3 (12.50%) vSphere
5 2 (8.33%) Hyper-V
6 1 (4.17%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) WSUS
2 3 (12.50%) SCCM
2 3 (12.50%) SCOM
2 3 (12.50%) OpenView
2 3 (12.50%) Tivoli
2 3 (12.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (12.50%) Nagios
2 3 (12.50%) Backup Exec
2 3 (12.50%) OVSD
3 1 (4.17%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 16 (66.67%) VMware
2 14 (58.33%) Citrix
3 7 (29.17%) HP
3 7 (29.17%) Cisco
4 6 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (25.00%) NetApp
5 3 (12.50%) Riverbed
5 3 (12.50%) SolarWinds
5 3 (12.50%) Meraki
5 3 (12.50%) Oracle
5 3 (12.50%) IBM
6 1 (4.17%) Dell
6 1 (4.17%) Avaya
6 1 (4.17%) Juniper
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