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 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 53 52 64
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +12
Permanent jobs citing WAN 11 19 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.85% 2.97% 1.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.38% 20.88% 11.22%
Number of salaries quoted 10 18 11
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 £35,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,300 £65,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -1.31%
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
106 91 98
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 17.82% 14.22% 15.63%
Number of salaries quoted 92 68 88
Average salary £41,500 £41,500 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +16.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £47,500 £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 23 September 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 23 September 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 +4 8 £55,000 +10.00%
WAN
North West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 14 (77.78%) Cisco
2 11 (61.11%) Microsoft
2 11 (61.11%) LAN
3 10 (55.56%) VPN
4 9 (50.00%) TCP/IP
5 7 (38.89%) Active Directory
5 7 (38.89%) HP
5 7 (38.89%) ITIL
5 7 (38.89%) Windows
6 6 (33.33%) Thin Client
6 6 (33.33%) Blackberry
6 6 (33.33%) Firewall
6 6 (33.33%) VLAN
6 6 (33.33%) Fat Client
6 6 (33.33%) iPhone
6 6 (33.33%) Structured Cabling
7 5 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (27.78%) Finance
7 5 (27.78%) VMware
7 5 (27.78%) CheckPoint
7 5 (27.78%) DHCP
7 5 (27.78%) MS Exchange
7 5 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (27.78%) SLA
7 5 (27.78%) CCNP
8 4 (22.22%) CCNA
8 4 (22.22%) DNS
8 4 (22.22%) VoIP
8 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
8 4 (22.22%) SQL

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 5 (27.78%) MS Exchange
2 4 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (5.56%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 11 (61.11%) LAN
2 10 (55.56%) VPN
3 9 (50.00%) TCP/IP
4 6 (33.33%) Firewall
4 6 (33.33%) VLAN
4 6 (33.33%) Structured Cabling
5 5 (27.78%) DHCP
6 4 (22.22%) VoIP
6 4 (22.22%) Wireless
6 4 (22.22%) DNS
7 3 (16.67%) OSPF
8 2 (11.11%) PBX
8 2 (11.11%) RIP
8 2 (11.11%) MPLS
8 2 (11.11%) Network Security
9 1 (5.56%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (5.56%) IMAP
9 1 (5.56%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (5.56%) HTTP
9 1 (5.56%) SMTP
General
1 5 (27.78%) Finance
2 3 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Service Desk Manager
3 3 (16.67%) Service Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Support Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Field Service Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Field Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Telecoms Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Security Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Network Team Leader
5 1 (5.56%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Service Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Team Leader
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) Fat Client
1 6 (33.33%) iPhone
1 6 (33.33%) Thin Client
1 6 (33.33%) Blackberry
2 3 (16.67%) CMDB
3 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (38.89%) Windows
2 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.56%) Linux
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) ITIL
2 3 (16.67%) Problem Management
2 3 (16.67%) Coaching
2 3 (16.67%) E-Commerce
3 2 (11.11%) Network Management
4 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
4 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2
4 1 (5.56%) Project Management
4 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.56%) Change Management
4 1 (5.56%) ITSM
4 1 (5.56%) Business Continuity
4 1 (5.56%) Asset Management
4 1 (5.56%) Network Design
4 1 (5.56%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) VB
2 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) CCNP
1 5 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (22.22%) CCNA
3 2 (11.11%) CCSA
3 2 (11.11%) CCSE
4 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (27.78%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (38.89%) Active Directory
2 5 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (16.67%) Hyper-V
4 1 (5.56%) XenApp
4 1 (5.56%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (5.56%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 14 (77.78%) Cisco
2 11 (61.11%) Microsoft
3 7 (38.89%) HP
4 5 (27.78%) CheckPoint
4 5 (27.78%) VMware
5 3 (16.67%) Sage
6 2 (11.11%) Aruba
6 2 (11.11%) Fortinet
6 2 (11.11%) Riverbed
6 2 (11.11%) Juniper
7 1 (5.56%) Oracle
7 1 (5.56%) Symantec
7 1 (5.56%) Citrix
7 1 (5.56%) Avaya
7 1 (5.56%) SolarWinds
7 1 (5.56%) Kaspersky