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 28 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 35 47 61
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +14
Permanent jobs citing WAN 14 12 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 3.42% 2.46% 2.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.29% 22.22% 12.87%
Number of salaries quoted 11 8 12
Median salary £34,000 £41,250 £34,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-17.57% +19.56%
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
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
98 54 101
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 23.96% 11.09% 15.81%
Number of salaries quoted 83 39 77
Median salary £37,500 £50,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £57,000 £52,500
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
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 May 2016.

WAN Salary Histogram 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 28 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +10 13 £33,250 -11.33%
St Helens - 1 £45,000 -
WAN
North West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, 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 14 (73.68%) LAN
2 11 (57.89%) Windows
3 8 (42.11%) Microsoft
3 8 (42.11%) Windows Server
4 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (31.58%) VPLS
5 6 (31.58%) MPLS
6 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (26.32%) Finance
6 5 (26.32%) VMware
6 5 (26.32%) Active Directory
6 5 (26.32%) MS Visio
6 5 (26.32%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (26.32%) Juniper
6 5 (26.32%) JNCIA
6 5 (26.32%) Wiki
6 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (21.05%) Office 365
7 4 (21.05%) DNS
7 4 (21.05%) ITIL
7 4 (21.05%) DHCP
7 4 (21.05%) MCSA
8 3 (15.79%) MS Office
8 3 (15.79%) Network+ Certification
8 3 (15.79%) A+ Certification
8 3 (15.79%) MCITP
8 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (15.79%) Data Protection
8 3 (15.79%) Android
8 3 (15.79%) iPhone

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 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (10.53%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (5.26%) IIS
2 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (26.32%) MS Visio
2 3 (15.79%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 4 (21.05%) Office 365
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (5.26%) IaaS
3 1 (5.26%) PaaS
3 1 (5.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (73.68%) LAN
2 6 (31.58%) MPLS
2 6 (31.58%) VPLS
3 4 (21.05%) DHCP
3 4 (21.05%) DNS
4 2 (10.53%) Firewall
4 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
5 1 (5.26%) DSL
5 1 (5.26%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (5.26%) Internet
5 1 (5.26%) IP Telephony
5 1 (5.26%) iSCSI
5 1 (5.26%) NAS
5 1 (5.26%) NetScaler
5 1 (5.26%) SAN
5 1 (5.26%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 5 (26.32%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Back Office
2 2 (10.53%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.26%) Law
3 1 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (21.05%) 1st Line Support
1 4 (21.05%) Analyst
1 4 (21.05%) Implementation Engineer
1 4 (21.05%) IT Support
2 3 (15.79%) ICT Assistant
2 3 (15.79%) ICT Support
2 3 (15.79%) IT Assistant
2 3 (15.79%) IT Support Assistant
2 3 (15.79%) Support Assistant
3 2 (10.53%) IT Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Service Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Support Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (5.26%) Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Help Desk Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Operations Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Systems Support
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Wiki
2 3 (15.79%) iPhone
3 2 (10.53%) Data Centre
4 1 (5.26%) HP StoreVirtual
4 1 (5.26%) iPad
4 1 (5.26%) NHS
4 1 (5.26%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 11 (57.89%) Windows
2 8 (42.11%) Windows Server
3 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (15.79%) Android
5 3 (15.79%) Windows 7
6 1 (5.26%) Linux
6 1 (5.26%) Solaris
6 1 (5.26%) Unix
6 1 (5.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) ITIL
2 3 (15.79%) Data Protection
3 2 (10.53%) Patch Management
3 2 (10.53%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.26%) CRM
4 1 (5.26%) Data Migration
4 1 (5.26%) Email Filtering
4 1 (5.26%) ITIL V3
4 1 (5.26%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (5.26%) Migration
4 1 (5.26%) Security Management
4 1 (5.26%) Security Operations
4 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.26%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) JNCIA
1 5 (26.32%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (21.05%) MCSA
3 3 (15.79%) A+ Certification
3 3 (15.79%) MCITP
3 3 (15.79%) Network+ Certification
4 2 (10.53%) Degree
5 1 (5.26%) CCNA
5 1 (5.26%) CCNP
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (5.26%) CISM
5 1 (5.26%) CISSP
5 1 (5.26%) DV Cleared
5 1 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (5.26%) MCSE
5 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
5 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) SLA
2 1 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (26.32%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.26%) vSphere
3 1 (5.26%) XenApp
3 1 (5.26%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) SCCM
1 1 (5.26%) SCSM
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) Microsoft
2 5 (26.32%) Juniper
2 5 (26.32%) VMware
3 2 (10.53%) Citrix
4 1 (5.26%) Avaya
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco
4 1 (5.26%) EMC
4 1 (5.26%) HP
4 1 (5.26%) NetApp