The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
North West / Merseyside
Rank 58 48 56
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +8
Permanent jobs citing WAN 14 13 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 2.35% 2.48% 0.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.91% 13.13% 5.77%
Number of salaries quoted 10 11 1
Median salary £46,250 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+8.82% +13.33%
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%

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
88 99 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 14.74% 18.89% 11.53%
Number of salaries quoted 64 65 40
Median salary £44,000 £41,900 £33,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.01% +25.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,700 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

The demand trend of job ads across the Merseyside region citing WAN as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 18 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool -5 14 £46,250 +8.82% 1
WAN
North West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, IT jobs citing WAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Merseyside region with a requirement for WAN.

1 24 (80.00%) DNS
1 24 (80.00%) Firewall
2 22 (73.33%) LAN
2 22 (73.33%) WLAN
2 22 (73.33%) DHCP
3 21 (70.00%) Service Management
4 20 (66.67%) Active Directory
5 18 (60.00%) Network Security
6 17 (56.67%) VLAN
7 16 (53.33%) Intrusion Detection
7 16 (53.33%) NHS
8 13 (43.33%) Internet
9 12 (40.00%) Security Management
9 12 (40.00%) Identity Access Management
10 9 (30.00%) ITIL
10 9 (30.00%) Video Conferencing
11 8 (26.67%) Data Protection
11 8 (26.67%) Network Management
11 8 (26.67%) Programme Management
11 8 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (26.67%) PRINCE2
11 8 (26.67%) Cisco
11 8 (26.67%) VoIP
11 8 (26.67%) ITSM
11 8 (26.67%) Data Centre
11 8 (26.67%) Service Design
12 7 (23.33%) VPN
13 6 (20.00%) HP
13 6 (20.00%) ISDN
13 6 (20.00%) Windows

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (10.00%) Skype for Business
2 2 (6.67%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.33%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Office 365
1 1 (3.33%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 24 (80.00%) DNS
1 24 (80.00%) Firewall
2 22 (73.33%) DHCP
2 22 (73.33%) LAN
2 22 (73.33%) WLAN
3 18 (60.00%) Network Security
4 17 (56.67%) VLAN
5 16 (53.33%) Intrusion Detection
6 13 (43.33%) Internet
7 8 (26.67%) VoIP
8 7 (23.33%) VPN
9 6 (20.00%) ISDN
10 5 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (16.67%) DMVPN
10 5 (16.67%) IPsec
10 5 (16.67%) PSTN
11 4 (13.33%) SSL
12 3 (10.00%) Skype
13 2 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
13 2 (6.67%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) Informix
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (6.67%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (3.33%) Law
2 1 (3.33%) Retail
2 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (26.67%) Network Security Manager
1 8 (26.67%) Security Manager
2 5 (16.67%) Technology Manager
3 4 (13.33%) Administrator
3 4 (13.33%) Identity Management Specialist
3 4 (13.33%) IT Security Specialist
3 4 (13.33%) Network Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) Security Specialist
3 4 (13.33%) Senior Network Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Network Manager
4 3 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (10.00%) Technical Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Wintel Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Cisco Consultant
6 1 (3.33%) Cisco Network Consultant
6 1 (3.33%) Network Services Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Network Support
6 1 (3.33%) Operations Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Service Security Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Support Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 16 (53.33%) NHS
2 9 (30.00%) Video Conferencing
3 8 (26.67%) Data Centre
4 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.33%) Algorithms
5 1 (3.33%) FlexPod
5 1 (3.33%) HP StoreVirtual
5 1 (3.33%) iPad
5 1 (3.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.00%) Windows
2 3 (10.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (6.67%) Linux
3 2 (6.67%) Unix
3 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.33%) AIX
4 1 (3.33%) Solaris
4 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (70.00%) Service Management
2 12 (40.00%) Identity Access Management
2 12 (40.00%) Security Management
3 9 (30.00%) ITIL
4 8 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (26.67%) Data Protection
4 8 (26.67%) ITSM
4 8 (26.67%) Network Management
4 8 (26.67%) PRINCE2
4 8 (26.67%) Programme Management
4 8 (26.67%) Service Design
5 3 (10.00%) Load Balancing
6 2 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (6.67%) Knowledge Management
6 2 (6.67%) Logistics
6 2 (6.67%) Mentoring
6 2 (6.67%) Service Delivery
7 1 (3.33%) Capacity Management
7 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Management
7 1 (3.33%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.33%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.67%) C
2 2 (6.67%) VB
3 1 (3.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.33%) CCNA
2 1 (3.33%) CCNP
2 1 (3.33%) MCSA
2 1 (3.33%) MCSE
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (10.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (3.33%) vSphere
5 1 (3.33%) XenApp
5 1 (3.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (13.33%) SCCM
2 2 (6.67%) Nagios
2 2 (6.67%) SCDPM
2 2 (6.67%) SCOM
2 2 (6.67%) SCVMM
3 1 (3.33%) OpenView
3 1 (3.33%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 8 (26.67%) Cisco
2 6 (20.00%) HP
2 6 (20.00%) VMware
3 5 (16.67%) Meraki
4 4 (13.33%) Citrix
5 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (6.67%) SolarWinds
7 1 (3.33%) Apple
7 1 (3.33%) Avaya
7 1 (3.33%) Brocade
7 1 (3.33%) EMC
7 1 (3.33%) NetApp
7 1 (3.33%) Oracle