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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 89 67 134
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +67
Permanent jobs citing WAN 200 229 152
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.71% 3.37% 1.91%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.71% 24.65% 13.11%
Number of salaries quoted 164 205 128
Average salary £32,500 £41,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.68% +27.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,450 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £44,700 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +1.33%
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
1197 929 1159
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 16.25% 13.68% 14.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1003 789 993
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +30.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 -27 98 £35,000 - 11
Cheshire -2 72 £30,000 -31.03% 8
Lancashire +12 23 £27,500 -12.69%
Cumbria - 4 £28,000 -
Merseyside -10 2 £37,500 -9.63%
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 312 (85.01%) LAN
2 226 (61.58%) Windows
3 184 (50.14%) Microsoft
4 164 (44.69%) Active Directory
5 152 (41.42%) Cisco
6 143 (38.96%) VMware
7 116 (31.61%) Firewall
8 103 (28.07%) VMware Infrastructure
9 102 (27.79%) TCP/IP
10 95 (25.89%) MS Exchange
11 92 (25.07%) VPN
12 87 (23.71%) Windows Server 2008
13 79 (21.53%) Citrix
14 78 (21.25%) DNS
15 72 (19.62%) ITIL
16 67 (18.26%) MS Excel
16 67 (18.26%) Cisco Certification
16 67 (18.26%) Finance
17 66 (17.98%) DHCP
18 64 (17.44%) SAN
19 59 (16.08%) Windows Server 2012
19 59 (16.08%) CCNA
20 58 (15.80%) Windows Server 2003
21 56 (15.26%) Microsoft Certification
22 54 (14.71%) Hyper-V
23 52 (14.17%) UNIX
23 52 (14.17%) Windows 7
24 49 (13.35%) HP
25 48 (13.08%) Exchange Server 2010
26 47 (12.81%) MPLS

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 95 (25.89%) MS Exchange
2 48 (13.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 32 (8.72%) SharePoint
4 19 (5.18%) Exchange Server 2007
5 18 (4.90%) Exchange Server 2003
6 12 (3.27%) IIS
6 12 (3.27%) IBM Notes
7 11 (3.00%) Exchange Server 2013
8 8 (2.18%) SharePoint 2013
9 7 (1.91%) Lync
9 7 (1.91%) Lotus Domino
10 3 (0.82%) Apache
11 1 (0.27%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.27%) SAS
Applications
1 67 (18.26%) MS Excel
2 30 (8.17%) MS Office
3 5 (1.36%) PowerPivot
4 2 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.54%) MS Project
5 1 (0.27%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 24 (6.54%) Office 365
2 6 (1.63%) SaaS
3 2 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.54%) Amazon S3
3 2 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.27%) PaaS
4 1 (0.27%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 312 (85.01%) LAN
2 116 (31.61%) Firewall
3 102 (27.79%) TCP/IP
4 92 (25.07%) VPN
5 78 (21.25%) DNS
6 66 (17.98%) DHCP
7 64 (17.44%) SAN
8 47 (12.81%) MPLS
9 38 (10.35%) Wi-Fi
10 31 (8.45%) VoIP
11 30 (8.17%) Wireless
11 30 (8.17%) VLAN
12 25 (6.81%) Network Security
13 20 (5.45%) NAS
14 19 (5.18%) OSPF
14 19 (5.18%) Internet
15 15 (4.09%) BGP
15 15 (4.09%) IP Telephony
16 14 (3.81%) Cisco ASA
17 13 (3.54%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (11.17%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.45%) BusinessObjects
3 7 (1.91%) Crystal Reports
3 7 (1.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (1.91%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (1.63%) MySQL
5 5 (1.36%) Ingres
5 5 (1.36%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.54%) MS Access
8 1 (0.27%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (1.91%) Visual Studio
2 5 (1.36%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (1.36%) LoadRunner
2 5 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 67 (18.26%) Finance
2 29 (7.90%) Telecoms
3 19 (5.18%) Back Office
4 10 (2.72%) Retail
5 8 (2.18%) Marketing
6 7 (1.91%) Law
7 6 (1.63%) Legal
7 6 (1.63%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (1.36%) Games
9 4 (1.09%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.54%) Banking
11 1 (0.27%) Billing
Job Titles
1 69 (18.80%) Analyst
2 52 (14.17%) Support Engineer
3 41 (11.17%) Network Engineer
3 41 (11.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 26 (7.08%) Administrator
5 25 (6.81%) 2nd Line Support
5 25 (6.81%) Support Analyst
6 24 (6.54%) IT Support
7 23 (6.27%) Systems Administrator
8 22 (5.99%) 3rd Line Support
9 18 (4.90%) Technical Analyst
10 15 (4.09%) Architect
11 14 (3.81%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 14 (3.81%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 13 (3.54%) Service Analyst
12 13 (3.54%) Service Desk Analyst
13 12 (3.27%) Network Manager
13 12 (3.27%) 1st Line Support
14 11 (3.00%) Operations Manager
14 11 (3.00%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.00%) Web Services
2 1 (0.27%) X-Windows
2 1 (0.27%) jQuery
2 1 (0.27%) HTML
2 1 (0.27%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 22 (5.99%) Management Information System
2 11 (3.00%) Replication
3 10 (2.72%) Thin Client
3 10 (2.72%) Fat Client
4 9 (2.45%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (2.45%) FMCG
5 6 (1.63%) EPoS
6 5 (1.36%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.36%) CMDB
7 4 (1.09%) iPhone
7 4 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.82%) Blackberry
8 3 (0.82%) Clustering
9 2 (0.54%) CLARiiON
9 2 (0.54%) Open Source
9 2 (0.54%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.54%) CCTV
9 2 (0.54%) Statistics
9 2 (0.54%) FlexPod
10 1 (0.27%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 226 (61.58%) Windows
2 87 (23.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 59 (16.08%) Windows Server 2012
4 58 (15.80%) Windows Server 2003
5 52 (14.17%) UNIX
5 52 (14.17%) Windows 7
6 45 (12.26%) Windows XP
7 43 (11.72%) Windows 8
8 38 (10.35%) Linux
9 16 (4.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 14 (3.81%) Solaris
11 9 (2.45%) Ubuntu
12 4 (1.09%) Windows Vista
12 4 (1.09%) Android
12 4 (1.09%) Debian
13 3 (0.82%) Windows 2000
13 3 (0.82%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.82%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.54%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.27%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (19.62%) ITIL
2 36 (9.81%) Disaster Recovery
3 34 (9.26%) Project Management
4 22 (5.99%) Service Delivery
4 22 (5.99%) Migration
5 21 (5.72%) PRINCE2
6 19 (5.18%) ERP
7 17 (4.63%) Load Balancing
8 16 (4.36%) Change Management
9 15 (4.09%) Business Continuity
9 15 (4.09%) Mentoring
10 14 (3.81%) Risk Assessment
11 13 (3.54%) Coaching
12 12 (3.27%) Kalman Filter
13 11 (3.00%) Test Scripting
13 11 (3.00%) Change Control
14 10 (2.72%) Asset Management
14 10 (2.72%) Network Design
15 9 (2.45%) CRM
15 9 (2.45%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 39 (10.63%) SQL
2 33 (8.99%) PowerShell
3 11 (3.00%) T-SQL
4 7 (1.91%) C
5 5 (1.36%) VBScript
6 4 (1.09%) Perl
7 1 (0.27%) C#
7 1 (0.27%) Java
Qualifications
1 67 (18.26%) Cisco Certification
2 59 (16.08%) CCNA
3 56 (15.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 32 (8.72%) CCNP
5 28 (7.63%) MCSE
6 23 (6.27%) Degree
7 22 (5.99%) MCP
8 15 (4.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 14 (3.81%) SC Cleared
9 14 (3.81%) Security Cleared
9 14 (3.81%) MCSA
9 14 (3.81%) MCITP
10 12 (3.27%) ITIL Certification
11 8 (2.18%) JNCIA
11 8 (2.18%) LPIC
12 7 (1.91%) MCTS
12 7 (1.91%) CCA
12 7 (1.91%) Citrix Certification
13 6 (1.63%) CCDP
14 5 (1.36%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (9.54%) SLA
2 19 (5.18%) QA
3 11 (3.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.82%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.54%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 164 (44.69%) Active Directory
2 103 (28.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (14.71%) Hyper-V
4 33 (8.99%) XenApp
5 32 (8.72%) vSphere
6 16 (4.36%) VMware ESXi
7 15 (4.09%) MetaFrame
7 15 (4.09%) Terminal Services
8 14 (3.81%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 14 (3.81%) XenDesktop
9 4 (1.09%) vCloud
9 4 (1.09%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (1.09%) Terminal Server
9 4 (1.09%) XenServer
10 3 (0.82%) Kamailio
10 3 (0.82%) NFS
10 3 (0.82%) Firmware
11 2 (0.54%) VMware ESX
12 1 (0.27%) UAG
Systems Management
1 14 (3.81%) WSUS
2 12 (3.27%) Backup Exec
2 12 (3.27%) WMI
3 7 (1.91%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (1.36%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.82%) SCCM
5 3 (0.82%) Cacti
6 2 (0.54%) SCOM
6 2 (0.54%) Nagios
7 1 (0.27%) Puppet
7 1 (0.27%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.27%) nmon
Vendors
1 184 (50.14%) Microsoft
2 152 (41.42%) Cisco
3 143 (38.96%) VMware
4 79 (21.53%) Citrix
5 49 (13.35%) HP
6 34 (9.26%) Juniper
7 30 (8.17%) Dell
8 27 (7.36%) EMC
9 26 (7.08%) Symantec
10 21 (5.72%) NetApp
11 20 (5.45%) CheckPoint
12 18 (4.90%) Red Hat
13 15 (4.09%) Avaya
14 14 (3.81%) Oracle
14 14 (3.81%) McAfee
15 13 (3.54%) ProCurve
16 12 (3.27%) WatchGuard
17 11 (3.00%) Sophos
18 10 (2.72%) Lotus
19 9 (2.45%) Business Objects
Cheshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + car allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Acumin
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 per annum + Pension, Training, Certifications
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Ascent People
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Coburg Banks IT
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Salary: £45000.0000 - £50000.0000 per annum + Company car
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Your Housing Group
Salary: From £30,434 to £32,751 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Warrington
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
Cheadle
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Warrington
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + bonus and car allowance
Posted: 25 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago