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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 25 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 109 116 113
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -3
Permanent jobs citing WAN 164 168 168
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.62% 2.48% 2.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.25% 16.97% 15.94%
Number of salaries quoted 144 129 142
Median salary £37,750 £35,500 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.33% +7.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £21,000 £20,650
10% offered a salary of more than £54,046 £63,250 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
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
1009 990 1054
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 16.11% 14.63% 14.27%
Number of salaries quoted 825 783 883
Median salary £40,000 £39,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% +6.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £21,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region citing WAN as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 September 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the North West region over the 3 months to 25 September 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
Manchester +3 112 £40,000 +1.91% 22
Cheshire +7 22 £38,250 +2.00% 5
Lancashire +21 13 £35,000 +27.27% 1
Merseyside -9 13 £47,500 +58.33% 1
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 North West region with a requirement for WAN.

1 241 (80.07%) LAN
2 160 (53.16%) Cisco
3 135 (44.85%) Firewall
4 111 (36.88%) Cisco Certification
5 102 (33.89%) Active Directory
6 87 (28.90%) Windows
7 86 (28.57%) VMware
8 84 (27.91%) DNS
9 82 (27.24%) Microsoft
10 78 (25.91%) CCNP
11 73 (24.25%) CCNA
11 73 (24.25%) DHCP
12 67 (22.26%) VPN
13 63 (20.93%) ITIL
14 61 (20.27%) Telecoms
15 60 (19.93%) Windows Server
16 59 (19.60%) Juniper
17 57 (18.94%) VMware Infrastructure
18 51 (16.94%) VLAN
19 49 (16.28%) Internet
20 48 (15.95%) MPLS
20 48 (15.95%) VoIP
21 47 (15.61%) BGP
22 45 (14.95%) Network Management
23 43 (14.29%) OSPF
23 43 (14.29%) TCP/IP
23 43 (14.29%) Wireless
24 40 (13.29%) SLA
24 40 (13.29%) Network Security
25 39 (12.96%) WLAN

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 37 (12.29%) MS Exchange
2 16 (5.32%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (4.32%) IIS
4 10 (3.32%) SharePoint
5 8 (2.66%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (1.66%) Apache
7 5 (1.66%) IBM Notes
7 5 (1.66%) Skype for Business
8 3 (1.00%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.33%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.33%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.33%) WordPress
Applications
1 33 (10.96%) MS Excel
2 18 (5.98%) MS Office
3 4 (1.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.33%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 24 (7.97%) Office 365
2 8 (2.66%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (2.66%) IaaS
3 5 (1.66%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.00%) SaaS
5 2 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.66%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 241 (80.07%) LAN
2 135 (44.85%) Firewall
3 84 (27.91%) DNS
4 73 (24.25%) DHCP
5 67 (22.26%) VPN
6 51 (16.94%) VLAN
7 49 (16.28%) Internet
8 48 (15.95%) MPLS
8 48 (15.95%) VoIP
9 47 (15.61%) BGP
10 43 (14.29%) OSPF
10 43 (14.29%) TCP/IP
10 43 (14.29%) Wireless
11 40 (13.29%) Network Security
12 39 (12.96%) WLAN
13 34 (11.30%) Cisco Nexus
14 30 (9.97%) Wi-Fi
15 24 (7.97%) SAN
16 22 (7.31%) Broadband
16 22 (7.31%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (7.97%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.99%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (1.66%) MySQL
3 5 (1.66%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.66%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.33%) Informix
5 1 (0.33%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (1.99%) Git (software)
1 6 (1.99%) Metasploit
2 2 (0.66%) Jenkins
General
1 61 (20.27%) Telecoms
2 17 (5.65%) Finance
3 10 (3.32%) Manufacturing
4 8 (2.66%) Legal
5 5 (1.66%) Law
6 4 (1.33%) Back Office
6 4 (1.33%) Electronics
6 4 (1.33%) Retail
7 3 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.66%) Marketing
8 2 (0.66%) Publishing
9 1 (0.33%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 79 (26.25%) Network Engineer
2 55 (18.27%) Analyst
3 33 (10.96%) Cisco Engineer
4 29 (9.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 29 (9.63%) Support Engineer
5 25 (8.31%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 20 (6.64%) Network Analyst
7 19 (6.31%) IT Engineer
7 19 (6.31%) Network Support
8 17 (5.65%) Network Manager
9 16 (5.32%) Cisco Analyst
9 16 (5.32%) Cisco Network Analyst
10 15 (4.98%) WAN Engineer
11 14 (4.65%) Senior Network Engineer
12 13 (4.32%) 2nd Line Support
12 13 (4.32%) IT Support
13 12 (3.99%) Network Security Manager
13 12 (3.99%) Security Manager
14 11 (3.65%) 3rd Line Support
14 11 (3.65%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.33%) Web Services
2 4 (1.33%) WAP
3 3 (1.00%) 802.1X
4 2 (0.66%) .NET
4 2 (0.66%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.33%) EDI
5 1 (0.33%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 26 (8.64%) Data Centre
2 25 (8.31%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (6.64%) NHS
4 15 (4.98%) Management Information System
5 14 (4.65%) Video Conferencing
6 12 (3.99%) Wiki
7 11 (3.65%) iPad
8 10 (3.32%) HP StoreVirtual
9 8 (2.66%) Driving Licence
9 8 (2.66%) RSA SecurID
10 7 (2.33%) FMCG
11 6 (1.99%) CCTV
11 6 (1.99%) Clustering
11 6 (1.99%) Computer Science
12 5 (1.66%) Replication
13 4 (1.33%) AS400
13 4 (1.33%) iSeries
14 3 (1.00%) Client/Server
14 3 (1.00%) EPoS
14 3 (1.00%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 87 (28.90%) Windows
2 60 (19.93%) Windows Server
3 38 (12.62%) Windows Server 2008
4 34 (11.30%) Windows Server 2012
5 21 (6.98%) Linux
6 19 (6.31%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (4.32%) Windows 7
8 9 (2.99%) Unix
9 8 (2.66%) Windows XP
10 4 (1.33%) Data ONTAP
11 3 (1.00%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.66%) CentOS
12 2 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.66%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.33%) AIX
13 1 (0.33%) Android
13 1 (0.33%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.33%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.33%) Solaris
13 1 (0.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (20.93%) ITIL
2 45 (14.95%) Network Management
3 32 (10.63%) High Availability
4 25 (8.31%) Disaster Recovery
4 25 (8.31%) Network Monitoring
4 25 (8.31%) PRINCE2
5 24 (7.97%) Service Management
6 21 (6.98%) Service Delivery
7 19 (6.31%) Performance Monitoring
7 19 (6.31%) Security Management
8 17 (5.65%) Identity Access Management
8 17 (5.65%) Migration
9 16 (5.32%) Asset Management
10 14 (4.65%) Change Management
11 13 (4.32%) Business Continuity
11 13 (4.32%) Project Management
12 12 (3.99%) Agile Software Development
12 12 (3.99%) Capacity Planning
12 12 (3.99%) Network Design
13 10 (3.32%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 25 (8.31%) SQL
2 13 (4.32%) Perl
2 13 (4.32%) Python
3 11 (3.65%) PHP
4 10 (3.32%) PowerShell
5 8 (2.66%) VB
5 8 (2.66%) VBScript
6 4 (1.33%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.66%) C#
7 2 (0.66%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 111 (36.88%) Cisco Certification
2 78 (25.91%) CCNP
3 73 (24.25%) CCNA
4 35 (11.63%) Microsoft Certification
5 29 (9.63%) Degree
6 26 (8.64%) MCSE
7 21 (6.98%) Security Cleared
8 20 (6.64%) CCIE
9 16 (5.32%) MCSA
9 16 (5.32%) SC Cleared
10 13 (4.32%) ITIL Certification
11 9 (2.99%) JNCIP
12 8 (2.66%) MCITP
12 8 (2.66%) MCP
13 7 (2.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 4 (1.33%) JNCIA
14 4 (1.33%) NCIE
14 4 (1.33%) PMI Certification
14 4 (1.33%) PMP
15 3 (1.00%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (13.29%) SLA
2 9 (2.99%) PCI DSS
3 7 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.00%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.66%) QA
System Software
1 102 (33.89%) Active Directory
2 57 (18.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (10.63%) Hyper-V
4 12 (3.99%) vSphere
5 8 (2.66%) XenApp
6 6 (1.99%) XenServer
7 4 (1.33%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (1.00%) Terminal Services
8 3 (1.00%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (1.00%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.66%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.33%) Firmware
10 1 (0.33%) iptables
10 1 (0.33%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.33%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 16 (5.32%) Cisco CUCM
2 14 (4.65%) Nagios
3 12 (3.99%) Cisco Prime
3 12 (3.99%) OpenNMS
4 10 (3.32%) Puppet
5 9 (2.99%) SCCM
6 8 (2.66%) Norton AntiVirus
6 8 (2.66%) ServiceCenter
7 7 (2.33%) FortiGate
8 6 (1.99%) HP Data Protector
8 6 (1.99%) Microsoft Clustering
8 6 (1.99%) RANCID
9 4 (1.33%) HP SIM
9 4 (1.33%) McAfee ePO
9 4 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.66%) SCOM
10 2 (0.66%) WSUS
11 1 (0.33%) Cacti
11 1 (0.33%) SolarWinds Orion
11 1 (0.33%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 160 (53.16%) Cisco
2 86 (28.57%) VMware
3 82 (27.24%) Microsoft
4 59 (19.60%) Juniper
5 39 (12.96%) HP
6 23 (7.64%) CheckPoint
7 14 (4.65%) 3PAR
8 13 (4.32%) Avaya
8 13 (4.32%) Citrix
9 12 (3.99%) Brocade
9 12 (3.99%) Ericsson
9 12 (3.99%) Foundry
9 12 (3.99%) Huawei
9 12 (3.99%) NetApp
9 12 (3.99%) ZyXEL
10 10 (3.32%) Nimble Storage
10 10 (3.32%) Sophos
10 10 (3.32%) Symantec
11 9 (2.99%) Veeam
12 8 (2.66%) SolarWinds
Manchester, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 per annum + Benefits package
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £32000.00 - £36000.00 per annum + Pension & 28 days hols
Posted: 4 days ago
Greater Manchester
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum, Benefits Excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £30000 per annum + flexi time
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Recital Consulting
Salary: £20000 - £25000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Networking People
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £34000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum + pension
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + generous employee benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + generous package
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: From £25,000 to £34,000 per annum plus on call and excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Merseyside
FT Select
Salary: From £27,000 to £29,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Stockport
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £48000 per annum + bens
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + generous benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Networking People
Salary: £18000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum plus on call and excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Stockport
Real Staffing
Salary: £24500 - £26500 per annum + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Northwich
greywood
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens & training
Posted: 18 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Freshfields
Posted: 16 days ago
Bolton
greywood
Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum + bens
Posted: 19 days ago
Crewe
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
Macclesfield
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 26 days ago
Cheadle Hulme, Stockport
Recital Consulting Ltd
Salary: 20000-25000 Per Annum
Posted: 18 days ago
Cheadle Hulme, Stockport
Recital Consulting Ltd
Salary: 20000-25000 Per Annum
Posted: 18 days ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Zen Internet Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum + on call allowance + benefits
Posted: 25 days ago