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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 45 67 54
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -13
Permanent jobs citing WAN 10 4 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 2.05% 0.63% 2.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.18% 3.36% 17.05%
Number of salaries quoted 5 4 12
Average salary £50,000 £37,500 £37,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -0.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £55,600 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +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
55 119 88
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 11.29% 18.62% 14.26%
Number of salaries quoted 36 95 71
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £65,000 £63,600
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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +19 7 £35,000 -35.18% 2
WAN
North West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 25 (80.65%) LAN
2 20 (64.52%) Windows
3 18 (58.06%) VMware
4 14 (45.16%) Active Directory
5 13 (41.94%) Citrix
6 12 (38.71%) Cisco
6 12 (38.71%) DHCP
7 10 (32.26%) HP
8 9 (29.03%) VPN
8 9 (29.03%) ITIL
8 9 (29.03%) SAN
9 8 (25.81%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (25.81%) DNS
10 7 (22.58%) CCNA
10 7 (22.58%) Microsoft
10 7 (22.58%) NetApp
10 7 (22.58%) Data Centre
11 6 (19.35%) Finance
12 5 (16.13%) Backup Exec
12 5 (16.13%) Telecoms
12 5 (16.13%) VLAN
12 5 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
12 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (16.13%) XenApp
12 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (16.13%) UNIX
12 5 (16.13%) SQL
12 5 (16.13%) MS Exchange
13 4 (12.90%) MS Excel
13 4 (12.90%) MS Office

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 5 (16.13%) MS Exchange
2 3 (9.68%) SharePoint
2 3 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (6.45%) IIS
3 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 4 (12.90%) MS Office
1 4 (12.90%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) SaaS
1 1 (3.23%) PaaS
1 1 (3.23%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (80.65%) LAN
2 12 (38.71%) DHCP
3 9 (29.03%) VPN
3 9 (29.03%) SAN
4 8 (25.81%) DNS
5 5 (16.13%) VLAN
6 4 (12.90%) Firewall
6 4 (12.90%) iSCSI
6 4 (12.90%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (12.90%) MPLS
7 3 (9.68%) DSL
7 3 (9.68%) SSL
7 3 (9.68%) Internet
7 3 (9.68%) HTTP
7 3 (9.68%) VoIP
7 3 (9.68%) H.323
7 3 (9.68%) IPsec
7 3 (9.68%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (9.68%) FCoE
7 3 (9.68%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
1 3 (9.68%) Informix
General
1 6 (19.35%) Finance
2 5 (16.13%) Telecoms
3 3 (9.68%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (25.81%) Analyst
2 6 (19.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) Network Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Operations Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Field Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Installations Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Programme Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Service Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Cisco Support
5 2 (6.45%) Head of Infrastructure
5 2 (6.45%) Network Support
5 2 (6.45%) Transformation Programme Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Head of Architecture
6 1 (3.23%) Desktop Administrator
6 1 (3.23%) Head of IT
6 1 (3.23%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) Middleware
1 1 (3.23%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 7 (22.58%) Data Centre
2 4 (12.90%) Clustering
2 4 (12.90%) Mobile Computing
3 3 (9.68%) FlexPod
3 3 (9.68%) Management Information System
4 2 (6.45%) Blackberry
5 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (3.23%) Handset
5 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.23%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 20 (64.52%) Windows
2 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (16.13%) UNIX
3 3 (9.68%) Windows 7
4 2 (6.45%) Linux
5 1 (3.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (29.03%) ITIL
2 4 (12.90%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (12.90%) Business Continuity
2 4 (12.90%) Security Patching
3 3 (9.68%) Incident Management
3 3 (9.68%) Network Monitoring
3 3 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (9.68%) Vulnerability Management
4 2 (6.45%) Network Architecture
4 2 (6.45%) Logistics
5 1 (3.23%) Mentoring
5 1 (3.23%) Patch Management
5 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (3.23%) Market Research
5 1 (3.23%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (3.23%) Network Management
5 1 (3.23%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (3.23%) Service Desk Management
5 1 (3.23%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (3.23%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.13%) SQL
2 1 (3.23%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (25.81%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (22.58%) CCNA
3 4 (12.90%) CCNP
4 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (9.68%) MCSE
5 1 (3.23%) MCP
5 1 (3.23%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 14 (45.16%) Active Directory
2 5 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (16.13%) XenApp
3 3 (9.68%) XenDesktop
3 3 (9.68%) vSphere
4 1 (3.23%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.23%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 5 (16.13%) Backup Exec
2 4 (12.90%) WSUS
3 3 (9.68%) SCCM
3 3 (9.68%) SCOM
3 3 (9.68%) OpenView
3 3 (9.68%) Tivoli
3 3 (9.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (9.68%) Nagios
3 3 (9.68%) OVSD
4 1 (3.23%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 18 (58.06%) VMware
2 13 (41.94%) Citrix
3 12 (38.71%) Cisco
4 10 (32.26%) HP
5 7 (22.58%) NetApp
5 7 (22.58%) Microsoft
6 3 (9.68%) Oracle
6 3 (9.68%) IBM
6 3 (9.68%) Riverbed
6 3 (9.68%) SolarWinds
6 3 (9.68%) Meraki
7 2 (6.45%) Avaya
8 1 (3.23%) Juniper
8 1 (3.23%) Veeam
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