The first table below looks at the demand for WAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 123 117 110
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -7
Permanent jobs citing WAN 130 139 158
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.83% 1.92% 2.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.70% 13.11% 14.55%
Number of salaries quoted 108 114 137
Average salary £30,000 £29,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.69% -15.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,350 £22,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,800 £46,200 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Communications & Networking Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1024 1060 1086
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.39% 14.60% 14.51%
Number of salaries quoted 865 893 951
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,450 £23,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
WAN
England

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing WAN across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

WAN
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing WAN across the North West region.

WAN Salary Trend in the North West

WAN
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing WAN across the North West region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

WAN Salary Histogram in the North West

WAN
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the North West region over the 3 months to 25 July 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
Manchester +1 73 £32,500 +12.06% 13
Cheshire +5 40 £30,000 +1.69% 3
Lancashire -24 5 £44,000 +41.93%
Merseyside -15 4 £37,500 +4.89%
Cumbria - 2 £30,000 -
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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.

1 286 (81.25%) LAN
2 202 (57.39%) Windows
3 160 (45.45%) Cisco
4 154 (43.75%) Microsoft
5 143 (40.63%) VMware
6 131 (37.22%) Active Directory
7 121 (34.38%) Firewall
8 98 (27.84%) Cisco Certification
9 93 (26.42%) VMware Infrastructure
10 92 (26.14%) Windows Server 2008
10 92 (26.14%) TCP/IP
11 86 (24.43%) VPN
12 83 (23.58%) Citrix
13 82 (23.30%) Windows Server 2003
14 76 (21.59%) ITIL
15 75 (21.31%) MS Excel
16 73 (20.74%) MS Exchange
17 72 (20.45%) SAN
17 72 (20.45%) Finance
18 65 (18.47%) HP
19 60 (17.05%) Microsoft Certification
20 57 (16.19%) CCNP
21 56 (15.91%) CCNA
21 56 (15.91%) Windows Server 2012
22 48 (13.64%) Hyper-V
23 46 (13.07%) Wi-Fi
23 46 (13.07%) DNS
23 46 (13.07%) SQL
24 44 (12.50%) Windows 7
25 43 (12.22%) Windows XP

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 73 (20.74%) MS Exchange
2 42 (11.93%) Exchange Server 2010
3 29 (8.24%) Exchange Server 2003
4 26 (7.39%) Exchange Server 2007
5 20 (5.68%) Exchange Server 2013
6 18 (5.11%) SharePoint
7 15 (4.26%) IIS
8 14 (3.98%) WebSphere
9 9 (2.56%) Apache
10 6 (1.70%) Lync
11 5 (1.42%) Tomcat
11 5 (1.42%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.85%) Site Server
13 2 (0.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 75 (21.31%) MS Excel
2 23 (6.53%) MS Office
3 2 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.28%) MS Project
4 1 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.85%) Bond Adapt
3 1 (0.28%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.41%) Office 365
2 5 (1.42%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.57%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 286 (81.25%) LAN
2 121 (34.38%) Firewall
3 92 (26.14%) TCP/IP
4 86 (24.43%) VPN
5 72 (20.45%) SAN
6 46 (13.07%) DNS
6 46 (13.07%) Wi-Fi
7 40 (11.36%) Internet
7 40 (11.36%) OSPF
8 39 (11.08%) BGP
9 38 (10.80%) Ethernet
10 37 (10.51%) MPLS
11 36 (10.23%) VLAN
12 32 (9.09%) Wireless
13 30 (8.52%) EIGRP
14 26 (7.39%) VoIP
15 25 (7.10%) DHCP
16 19 (5.40%) IPsec
17 17 (4.83%) Network Security
17 17 (4.83%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (10.23%) SQL Server
2 20 (5.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (5.40%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (1.42%) MySQL
5 4 (1.14%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (0.85%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.28%) Informix
7 1 (0.28%) MS Access
7 1 (0.28%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.28%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (0.85%) Subversion
2 2 (0.57%) JIRA
2 2 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 72 (20.45%) Finance
2 24 (6.82%) Telecoms
3 14 (3.98%) Retail
4 12 (3.41%) Back Office
5 11 (3.13%) Manufacturing
6 10 (2.84%) Financial Institution
7 7 (1.99%) Marketing
8 5 (1.42%) Banking
9 4 (1.14%) Legal
9 4 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (1.14%) Advertising
10 3 (0.85%) Games
11 1 (0.28%) Automotive
11 1 (0.28%) Law
11 1 (0.28%) Billing
Job Titles
1 57 (16.19%) Analyst
2 52 (14.77%) Network Engineer
3 43 (12.22%) Support Engineer
4 34 (9.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 25 (7.10%) Support Analyst
6 24 (6.82%) Consultant
7 23 (6.53%) 2nd Line Support
7 23 (6.53%) IT Support
8 20 (5.68%) 3rd Line Support
9 16 (4.55%) Technical Analyst
10 14 (3.98%) Administrator
10 14 (3.98%) Project Manager
10 14 (3.98%) Firewall Engineer
11 13 (3.69%) Network Support
12 12 (3.41%) Systems Engineer
12 12 (3.41%) Field Engineer
12 12 (3.41%) Service Analyst
13 11 (3.13%) Service Desk Analyst
13 11 (3.13%) Systems Administrator
13 11 (3.13%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (3.69%) SOAP
2 12 (3.41%) Web Services
3 5 (1.42%) CSS
4 4 (1.14%) HTML
4 4 (1.14%) .NET
5 3 (0.85%) WSH
6 2 (0.57%) COM
6 2 (0.57%) J2EE
7 1 (0.28%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.28%) XML
7 1 (0.28%) ODBC
7 1 (0.28%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 18 (5.11%) Thin Client
1 18 (5.11%) Fat Client
2 15 (4.26%) iPhone
3 14 (3.98%) Blackberry
4 9 (2.56%) Management Information System
4 9 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (1.99%) Computer Science
5 7 (1.99%) Client/Server
6 5 (1.42%) EPoS
6 5 (1.42%) IPTV
6 5 (1.42%) Enterprise Storage
7 4 (1.14%) FMCG
7 4 (1.14%) Firmware
7 4 (1.14%) CMDB
8 2 (0.57%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (0.57%) NHS
8 2 (0.57%) CLARiiON
9 1 (0.28%) IVR
9 1 (0.28%) Tandem
9 1 (0.28%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 202 (57.39%) Windows
2 92 (26.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 82 (23.30%) Windows Server 2003
4 56 (15.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 44 (12.50%) Windows 7
6 43 (12.22%) Windows XP
7 33 (9.38%) UNIX
7 33 (9.38%) Linux
8 28 (7.95%) Windows 8
9 12 (3.41%) Solaris
10 8 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (1.14%) Android
11 4 (1.14%) Mac OS X
11 4 (1.14%) Debian
11 4 (1.14%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.85%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.57%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (0.57%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.57%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.57%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (21.59%) ITIL
2 35 (9.94%) Project Management
3 27 (7.67%) Service Delivery
4 26 (7.39%) Network Design
5 21 (5.97%) Load Balancing
6 20 (5.68%) Problem Management
6 20 (5.68%) Network Management
7 17 (4.83%) Disaster Recovery
8 16 (4.55%) Migration
9 15 (4.26%) Capacity Management
10 14 (3.98%) Change Control
11 12 (3.41%) Root Cause Analysis
12 11 (3.13%) PRINCE2
13 10 (2.84%) Change Management
14 9 (2.56%) Incident Management
14 9 (2.56%) WAN Optimisation
15 8 (2.27%) Capacity Planning
15 8 (2.27%) Strategic Planning
15 8 (2.27%) IT Governance
15 8 (2.27%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (13.07%) SQL
2 11 (3.13%) PowerShell
3 7 (1.99%) Perl
4 5 (1.42%) Java
4 5 (1.42%) VBScript
5 4 (1.14%) JavaScript
6 3 (0.85%) VB
6 3 (0.85%) Python
7 1 (0.28%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.28%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.28%) C
Qualifications
1 98 (27.84%) Cisco Certification
2 60 (17.05%) Microsoft Certification
3 57 (16.19%) CCNP
4 56 (15.91%) CCNA
5 30 (8.52%) MCSE
6 26 (7.39%) Degree
7 24 (6.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 20 (5.68%) CCIE
9 18 (5.11%) MCTS
10 16 (4.55%) MCP
11 14 (3.98%) MCSA
12 10 (2.84%) NCDA
13 8 (2.27%) MCITP
13 8 (2.27%) CCDP
14 6 (1.70%) CCIP
15 5 (1.42%) CCENT
16 4 (1.14%) SC Cleared
16 4 (1.14%) Security Cleared
16 4 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
17 3 (0.85%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (11.08%) SLA
2 15 (4.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (3.69%) QA
4 5 (1.42%) BS7799
5 4 (1.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.85%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 131 (37.22%) Active Directory
2 93 (26.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (13.64%) Hyper-V
4 34 (9.66%) vSphere
5 30 (8.52%) XenApp
6 14 (3.98%) XenDesktop
7 11 (3.13%) XenServer
7 11 (3.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 11 (3.13%) Terminal Services
8 10 (2.84%) MetaFrame
9 6 (1.70%) vCloud
10 4 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (1.14%) Squid
11 3 (0.85%) VMware ESX
11 3 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.85%) VMware Server
12 2 (0.57%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.28%) Xen
13 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.28%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 28 (7.95%) CiscoWorks
2 17 (4.83%) SCCM
3 16 (4.55%) OpenView
4 13 (3.69%) HP NNM
5 12 (3.41%) SCOM
6 9 (2.56%) McAfee ePO
7 7 (1.99%) Backup Exec
8 5 (1.42%) WSUS
9 3 (0.85%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (0.85%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.57%) HP SIM
11 1 (0.28%) HP Data Protector
11 1 (0.28%) Tivoli
11 1 (0.28%) Nagios
11 1 (0.28%) OVSD
Vendors
1 160 (45.45%) Cisco
2 154 (43.75%) Microsoft
3 143 (40.63%) VMware
4 83 (23.58%) Citrix
5 65 (18.47%) HP
6 34 (9.66%) Juniper
7 31 (8.81%) F5
8 24 (6.82%) Dell
9 23 (6.53%) CheckPoint
10 21 (5.97%) NetApp
11 19 (5.40%) Red Hat
12 18 (5.11%) McAfee
12 18 (5.11%) EMC
13 13 (3.69%) Fortinet
13 13 (3.69%) Apple
14 10 (2.84%) Blue Coat
15 9 (2.56%) Symantec
15 9 (2.56%) Avaya
15 9 (2.56%) ProCurve
15 9 (2.56%) SolarWinds
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