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 30 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 121 132 120
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -12
Permanent jobs citing WAN 129 128 138
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.00% 1.82% 1.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.59% 12.25% 12.02%
Number of salaries quoted 95 112 115
Average salary £37,500 £30,000 £28,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% +4.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,900 £20,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £49,750 £43,250
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
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
949 1045 1148
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.75% 14.82% 15.31%
Number of salaries quoted 758 866 958
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 30 June 2015.

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 30 June 2015. 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 -8 63 £37,500 +25.00% 13
Cheshire +2 41 £37,500 +15.38% 12
Merseyside +21 15 £37,500 +15.38% 3
Lancashire -14 9 £39,250 +37.71% 1
Cumbria -7 1 £24,936 -23.27%
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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.

1 281 (87.27%) LAN
2 178 (55.28%) Windows
3 166 (51.55%) Cisco
4 130 (40.37%) Microsoft
4 130 (40.37%) Active Directory
5 117 (36.34%) VMware
6 111 (34.47%) Cisco Certification
7 105 (32.61%) ITIL
8 102 (31.68%) Firewall
9 90 (27.95%) DHCP
10 87 (27.02%) CCNA
11 85 (26.40%) DNS
12 79 (24.53%) TCP/IP
13 75 (23.29%) VMware Infrastructure
14 74 (22.98%) MS Exchange
15 70 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
16 69 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
17 68 (21.12%) Finance
18 63 (19.57%) Windows Server 2012
19 57 (17.70%) Data Centre
19 57 (17.70%) HP
20 56 (17.39%) Windows Server 2003
21 55 (17.08%) VPN
22 52 (16.15%) CCNP
22 52 (16.15%) SAN
23 51 (15.84%) Citrix
23 51 (15.84%) Degree
24 49 (15.22%) Windows 7
25 46 (14.29%) SLA
26 44 (13.66%) VoIP

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 74 (22.98%) MS Exchange
2 40 (12.42%) Exchange Server 2010
3 29 (9.01%) Exchange Server 2003
3 29 (9.01%) Exchange Server 2013
4 25 (7.76%) Exchange Server 2007
5 19 (5.90%) IIS
6 18 (5.59%) Lync
7 17 (5.28%) SharePoint
8 4 (1.24%) Oracle 9iAS
8 4 (1.24%) Oracle Application Server
8 4 (1.24%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (0.93%) CMS
10 2 (0.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.31%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.31%) Lotus Domino
11 1 (0.31%) Apache
11 1 (0.31%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.31%) WordPress
11 1 (0.31%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 35 (10.87%) MS Office
2 32 (9.94%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.55%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.93%) ProjectWise
5 1 (0.31%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 5 (1.55%) Sage 50
2 4 (1.24%) Oracle Financials
3 3 (0.93%) Tridion
3 3 (0.93%) Primavera
4 2 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.86%) Office 365
2 5 (1.55%) SaaS
3 3 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.62%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.62%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.31%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.31%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.31%) PaaS
5 1 (0.31%) IaaS
5 1 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 281 (87.27%) LAN
2 102 (31.68%) Firewall
3 90 (27.95%) DHCP
4 85 (26.40%) DNS
5 79 (24.53%) TCP/IP
6 55 (17.08%) VPN
7 52 (16.15%) SAN
8 44 (13.66%) VoIP
9 42 (13.04%) Network Security
10 40 (12.42%) Wireless
11 37 (11.49%) MPLS
12 30 (9.32%) Wi-Fi
13 28 (8.70%) VLAN
14 27 (8.39%) BGP
15 25 (7.76%) Internet
16 19 (5.90%) Wireshark
17 18 (5.59%) iSCSI
18 17 (5.28%) WLAN
19 16 (4.97%) OSPF
20 15 (4.66%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (10.56%) SQL Server
2 15 (4.66%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (3.11%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (2.80%) SQL Server 2005
5 8 (2.48%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (1.55%) Oracle Database
6 5 (1.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (1.24%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (1.24%) Oracle Database 10g
7 4 (1.24%) Oracle9i Database
7 4 (1.24%) MySQL
8 3 (0.93%) Informix
9 1 (0.31%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.31%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 7 (2.17%) Metasploit
General
1 68 (21.12%) Finance
2 30 (9.32%) Telecoms
3 13 (4.04%) Retail
4 8 (2.48%) Back Office
5 7 (2.17%) Pharmaceutical
5 7 (2.17%) Legal
5 7 (2.17%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.62%) Games
6 2 (0.62%) Law
7 1 (0.31%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 66 (20.50%) Network Engineer
2 43 (13.35%) Analyst
2 43 (13.35%) Support Engineer
3 33 (10.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 32 (9.94%) IT Support
5 24 (7.45%) 2nd Line Support
6 23 (7.14%) Cisco Engineer
7 21 (6.52%) IT Support Engineer
8 19 (5.90%) Security Engineer
9 18 (5.59%) Network Security Engineer
10 15 (4.66%) Administrator
10 15 (4.66%) 3rd Line Support
11 14 (4.35%) Support Analyst
11 14 (4.35%) Consultant
12 13 (4.04%) Network Consultant
12 13 (4.04%) Senior Network Engineer
12 13 (4.04%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 12 (3.73%) Architect
14 11 (3.42%) Network Analyst
15 10 (3.11%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.55%) Web Services
2 4 (1.24%) .NET
2 4 (1.24%) EDI
2 4 (1.24%) JSP
3 3 (0.93%) WebCenter
3 3 (0.93%) ASP.NET
3 3 (0.93%) XML
3 3 (0.93%) XSLT
4 2 (0.62%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 57 (17.70%) Data Centre
2 14 (4.35%) FlexPod
3 13 (4.04%) Thin Client
3 13 (4.04%) Fat Client
4 12 (3.73%) Video Conferencing
4 12 (3.73%) Blackberry
4 12 (3.73%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (3.11%) Client/Server
6 9 (2.80%) iPhone
7 8 (2.48%) EPoS
7 8 (2.48%) Replication
7 8 (2.48%) Clustering
7 8 (2.48%) Mobile Computing
7 8 (2.48%) iPad
8 7 (2.17%) Computer Science
9 6 (1.86%) Management Information System
9 6 (1.86%) RMADS
9 6 (1.86%) Mathematics
10 5 (1.55%) EMC VNX
11 4 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 178 (55.28%) Windows
2 70 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
3 63 (19.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 56 (17.39%) Windows Server 2003
5 49 (15.22%) Windows 7
6 39 (12.11%) Windows XP
7 30 (9.32%) Windows 8
8 20 (6.21%) UNIX
9 18 (5.59%) Linux
10 3 (0.93%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.62%) CentOS
12 1 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.31%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.31%) Solaris
12 1 (0.31%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (32.61%) ITIL
2 35 (10.87%) Disaster Recovery
3 27 (8.39%) Project Management
4 25 (7.76%) Migration
5 23 (7.14%) Network Design
6 22 (6.83%) Network Architecture
7 20 (6.21%) Service Delivery
8 17 (5.28%) PRINCE2
9 15 (4.66%) Business Continuity
10 14 (4.35%) Service Management
11 11 (3.42%) Change Management
11 11 (3.42%) Cash Management
11 11 (3.42%) Operations Management
11 11 (3.42%) Load Balancing
12 10 (3.11%) Infrastructure Management
13 9 (2.80%) Network Monitoring
13 9 (2.80%) Incident Management
13 9 (2.80%) Network Management
13 9 (2.80%) Stakeholder Management
13 9 (2.80%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (9.94%) SQL
2 18 (5.59%) PowerShell
3 8 (2.48%) VB
3 8 (2.48%) C
4 6 (1.86%) VBScript
5 4 (1.24%) VB.NET
6 3 (0.93%) Prolog
6 3 (0.93%) T-SQL
6 3 (0.93%) C#
6 3 (0.93%) JavaScript
6 3 (0.93%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.31%) Java
Qualifications
1 111 (34.47%) Cisco Certification
2 87 (27.02%) CCNA
3 69 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 52 (16.15%) CCNP
5 51 (15.84%) Degree
6 35 (10.87%) MCSE
7 25 (7.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 24 (7.45%) MCTS
9 23 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
10 18 (5.59%) MCSA
11 17 (5.28%) NCDA
12 16 (4.97%) MCP
13 15 (4.66%) CCIE
14 13 (4.04%) MCITP
15 12 (3.73%) CISSP
16 9 (2.80%) Citrix Certification
16 9 (2.80%) Security Cleared
17 8 (2.48%) CCA
17 8 (2.48%) SC Cleared
18 7 (2.17%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (14.29%) SLA
2 12 (3.73%) ISO 9001
3 4 (1.24%) JSP 440
3 4 (1.24%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.31%) COBIT
4 1 (0.31%) QA
System Software
1 130 (40.37%) Active Directory
2 75 (23.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (9.32%) Hyper-V
4 20 (6.21%) vSphere
5 19 (5.90%) XenApp
6 15 (4.66%) XenDesktop
7 10 (3.11%) XenServer
8 6 (1.86%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (1.86%) vCloud
9 4 (1.24%) Terminal Services
9 4 (1.24%) ISA Server
10 3 (0.93%) VMware ESX
10 3 (0.93%) VMware Server
11 2 (0.62%) Terminal Server
11 2 (0.62%) ProxySG
11 2 (0.62%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 29 (9.01%) SCCM
2 17 (5.28%) Backup Exec
3 11 (3.42%) WSUS
4 9 (2.80%) SCOM
5 8 (2.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 5 (1.55%) OpenView
7 3 (0.93%) Nagios
7 3 (0.93%) ServiceCenter
7 3 (0.93%) OVSD
7 3 (0.93%) FortiGate
7 3 (0.93%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.62%) CiscoWorks
9 1 (0.31%) Cisco LMS
9 1 (0.31%) SnapMirror
9 1 (0.31%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 166 (51.55%) Cisco
2 130 (40.37%) Microsoft
3 117 (36.34%) VMware
4 57 (17.70%) HP
5 51 (15.84%) Citrix
6 40 (12.42%) NetApp
7 35 (10.87%) Juniper
8 26 (8.07%) CheckPoint
9 24 (7.45%) Dell
10 20 (6.21%) Symantec
11 19 (5.90%) Veeam
12 15 (4.66%) F5
13 14 (4.35%) IBM
14 13 (4.04%) SolarWinds
15 12 (3.73%) Oracle
16 11 (3.42%) EMC
17 10 (3.11%) Avaya
17 10 (3.11%) Blue Coat
18 8 (2.48%) Fortinet
18 8 (2.48%) BT
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