The table below looks at the statistics 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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 115 102 101
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -1
Permanent jobs citing WAN 124 186 183
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.24% 2.69% 2.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.70% 16.96% 19.59%
Number of salaries quoted 110 171 166
Average salary £33,750 £33,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.74% -10.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £39,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+8.97% +2.63%
WAN
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
790 1097 934
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.28% 15.85% 14.03%
Number of salaries quoted 653 901 798
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £52,500 £55,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 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
(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 +15 91 £36,250 +11.53% 17
Cheshire -7 20 £37,500 - 7
Lancashire +9 6 £29,500 +7.27% 2
Merseyside -14 6 £27,875 -2.19% 4
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

1 248 (84.35%) LAN
2 136 (46.26%) Windows
3 129 (43.88%) Active Directory
4 121 (41.16%) Cisco
5 120 (40.82%) Microsoft
6 111 (37.76%) Firewall
6 111 (37.76%) VMware
7 107 (36.39%) ITIL
8 93 (31.63%) MS Exchange
9 77 (26.19%) Windows Server
10 72 (24.49%) VPN
11 70 (23.81%) DNS
12 68 (23.13%) TCP/IP
13 67 (22.79%) Windows Server 2008
14 66 (22.45%) VMware Infrastructure
15 64 (21.77%) Windows Server 2012
15 64 (21.77%) VoIP
15 64 (21.77%) SQL Server
16 62 (21.09%) Wireless
17 60 (20.41%) Cisco Certification
18 51 (17.35%) Microsoft Certification
19 49 (16.67%) Citrix
19 49 (16.67%) Windows 7
20 48 (16.33%) Degree
20 48 (16.33%) Finance
20 48 (16.33%) MS Excel
21 47 (15.99%) CCNA
22 46 (15.65%) MS Office
23 45 (15.31%) Hyper-V
24 41 (13.95%) Data Centre

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 93 (31.63%) MS Exchange
2 40 (13.61%) SharePoint
3 32 (10.88%) IIS
4 19 (6.46%) Exchange Server 2013
5 18 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2010
6 17 (5.78%) Exchange Server 2007
7 15 (5.10%) Exchange Server 2003
8 9 (3.06%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (1.36%) CMS
9 4 (1.36%) JBoss
9 4 (1.36%) Skype for Business
9 4 (1.36%) WebLogic
10 3 (1.02%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.34%) Apache
Applications
1 48 (16.33%) MS Excel
2 46 (15.65%) MS Office
3 2 (0.68%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.70%) Line 500
2 4 (1.36%) SDL Web 8
3 2 (0.68%) MFGPRO
3 2 (0.68%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 29 (9.86%) Office 365
2 20 (6.80%) Cloud Computing
2 20 (6.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (4.08%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (2.72%) SaaS
5 5 (1.70%) PaaS
6 3 (1.02%) IaaS
7 1 (0.34%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.34%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.34%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 248 (84.35%) LAN
2 111 (37.76%) Firewall
3 72 (24.49%) VPN
4 70 (23.81%) DNS
5 68 (23.13%) TCP/IP
6 64 (21.77%) VoIP
7 62 (21.09%) Wireless
8 41 (13.95%) DHCP
9 38 (12.93%) SAN
10 33 (11.22%) VLAN
10 33 (11.22%) Wi-Fi
11 28 (9.52%) Internet
12 23 (7.82%) MPLS
13 22 (7.48%) Network Security
14 14 (4.76%) PBX
15 13 (4.42%) Unified Communications
15 13 (4.42%) WLAN
16 11 (3.74%) Ethernet
16 11 (3.74%) SSL
17 10 (3.40%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (21.77%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (1.70%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.02%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.02%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (1.02%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.34%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 48 (16.33%) Finance
2 37 (12.59%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.38%) Manufacturing
4 6 (2.04%) Back Office
4 6 (2.04%) Marketing
5 5 (1.70%) Banking
6 3 (1.02%) Law
7 2 (0.68%) Legal
7 2 (0.68%) Retail
8 1 (0.34%) Billing
8 1 (0.34%) Front Office
8 1 (0.34%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 49 (16.67%) Analyst
2 39 (13.27%) Support Engineer
3 34 (11.56%) IT Support
3 34 (11.56%) Network Engineer
4 25 (8.50%) IT Engineer
5 23 (7.82%) Project Manager
6 22 (7.48%) 2nd Line Support
7 20 (6.80%) IT Technician
7 20 (6.80%) Support Technician
7 20 (6.80%) Systems Engineer
8 18 (6.12%) IT Support Technician
9 17 (5.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 17 (5.78%) Support Analyst
10 15 (5.10%) Architect
11 14 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
11 14 (4.76%) Network Analyst
11 14 (4.76%) Telephony Engineer
12 13 (4.42%) IT Manager
13 11 (3.74%) IT Analyst
14 10 (3.40%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.08%) Web Services
2 5 (1.70%) .NET
3 4 (1.36%) 802.1X
3 4 (1.36%) ASP.NET
3 4 (1.36%) EDI
3 4 (1.36%) Middleware
3 4 (1.36%) XML
3 4 (1.36%) XSLT
4 1 (0.34%) COM
4 1 (0.34%) LAMP
4 1 (0.34%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 41 (13.95%) Data Centre
2 20 (6.80%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (4.08%) Driving Licence
4 11 (3.74%) Management Information System
5 10 (3.40%) IVR
6 7 (2.38%) Client/Server
6 7 (2.38%) Fat Client
6 7 (2.38%) Thin Client
7 6 (2.04%) Blackberry
7 6 (2.04%) HP StoreVirtual
8 5 (1.70%) Grid Computing
9 4 (1.36%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.36%) NHS
10 3 (1.02%) CMDB
10 3 (1.02%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 3 (1.02%) EqualLogic
10 3 (1.02%) FlexPod
10 3 (1.02%) Replication
10 3 (1.02%) STB
11 2 (0.68%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 136 (46.26%) Windows
2 77 (26.19%) Windows Server
3 67 (22.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 64 (21.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 49 (16.67%) Windows 7
6 36 (12.24%) Windows Server 2003
7 30 (10.20%) Windows 8
8 20 (6.80%) Windows XP
9 16 (5.44%) Windows 10
10 12 (4.08%) Unix
11 11 (3.74%) Linux
12 6 (2.04%) Data ONTAP
12 6 (2.04%) Windows Vista
13 3 (1.02%) Android
14 2 (0.68%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.68%) Solaris
15 1 (0.34%) AIX
15 1 (0.34%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.34%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (36.39%) ITIL
2 25 (8.50%) PRINCE2
3 24 (8.16%) Migration
4 19 (6.46%) Disaster Recovery
5 18 (6.12%) Incident Management
5 18 (6.12%) Service Delivery
6 14 (4.76%) Capacity Planning
6 14 (4.76%) Load Balancing
7 13 (4.42%) High Availability
7 13 (4.42%) Project Management
8 12 (4.08%) Network Management
9 11 (3.74%) Presales
10 9 (3.06%) Problem Management
10 9 (3.06%) Risk Management
10 9 (3.06%) Root Cause Analysis
11 8 (2.72%) Change Management
11 8 (2.72%) Service Management
11 8 (2.72%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 8 (2.72%) Supplier Management
12 7 (2.38%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 24 (8.16%) SQL
2 11 (3.74%) VBScript
3 7 (2.38%) C
4 5 (1.70%) C#
4 5 (1.70%) VB
5 4 (1.36%) JavaScript
5 4 (1.36%) PowerShell
5 4 (1.36%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.34%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.34%) Java
6 1 (0.34%) PHP
6 1 (0.34%) PL/1
6 1 (0.34%) Python
Qualifications
1 60 (20.41%) Cisco Certification
2 51 (17.35%) Microsoft Certification
3 48 (16.33%) Degree
4 47 (15.99%) CCNA
5 34 (11.56%) MCSE
6 32 (10.88%) CCNP
7 30 (10.20%) MCP
8 17 (5.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 16 (5.44%) MCSA
10 15 (5.10%) MCTS
11 10 (3.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 9 (3.06%) ITIL Certification
13 8 (2.72%) MCITP
14 7 (2.38%) NCDA
15 6 (2.04%) Security Cleared
16 5 (1.70%) HP ASE
16 5 (1.70%) HPE ATP
17 4 (1.36%) CCSP
17 4 (1.36%) PMI Certification
17 4 (1.36%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (8.84%) SLA
2 6 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.70%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.02%) QA
5 1 (0.34%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 129 (43.88%) Active Directory
2 66 (22.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (15.31%) Hyper-V
4 10 (3.40%) XenApp
5 9 (3.06%) vSphere
6 4 (1.36%) ISA Server
7 3 (1.02%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.68%) Terminal Server
8 2 (0.68%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.34%) Firmware
9 1 (0.34%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 39 (13.27%) SCCM
2 8 (2.72%) CiscoWorks
2 8 (2.72%) SCOM
3 5 (1.70%) Backup Exec
3 5 (1.70%) Cisco CUCM
3 5 (1.70%) ServiceCenter
4 4 (1.36%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.68%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.68%) SnapMirror
5 2 (0.68%) SnapVault
6 1 (0.34%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.34%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.34%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.34%) WSUS
Vendors
1 121 (41.16%) Cisco
2 120 (40.82%) Microsoft
3 111 (37.76%) VMware
4 49 (16.67%) Citrix
5 32 (10.88%) HP
6 27 (9.18%) Dell
7 25 (8.50%) Juniper
8 16 (5.44%) Avaya
9 15 (5.10%) CheckPoint
9 15 (5.10%) Intel Security
10 14 (4.76%) F5
10 14 (4.76%) NetApp
11 11 (3.74%) Veeam
12 9 (3.06%) Apple
12 9 (3.06%) Mitel
12 9 (3.06%) Symantec
13 8 (2.72%) SolarWinds
14 7 (2.38%) Oracle
14 7 (2.38%) SYSPRO
15 6 (2.04%) Lotus
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Salary: £26000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
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Sanderson
Salary: £80000.00 - £90000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
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Oscar
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
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Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + generous employee benefits
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Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum
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Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bens
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Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bens
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Chester
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Northwich
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Altrincham
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Salary: £48000 - £52000 per annum + Great Benefits Package
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Stockport
Applause IT Ltd
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Liverpool, Merseyside
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St. Helens
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