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 3 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 95 100 86
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -14
Permanent jobs citing WAN 148 185 222
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.63% 2.88% 3.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.84% 16.40% 20.16%
Number of salaries quoted 120 161 186
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £41,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +10.66%
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
879 1128 1101
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 15.60% 17.57% 15.41%
Number of salaries quoted 745 850 844
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 3 May 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 3 May 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 -15 81 £39,500 +21.53% 15
Cheshire +34 38 £32,500 -13.33% 5
Merseyside +2 14 £34,000 -9.33% 3
Cumbria +11 7 £47,500 +92.38% 2
Lancashire -4 6 £25,000 -15.96% 2
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 May 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.

1 224 (80.29%) LAN
2 123 (44.09%) Windows
2 123 (44.09%) Cisco
3 104 (37.28%) Active Directory
4 102 (36.56%) Microsoft
5 91 (32.62%) VMware
6 84 (30.11%) VPN
7 81 (29.03%) Firewall
8 77 (27.60%) ITIL
9 75 (26.88%) Cisco Certification
10 70 (25.09%) Windows Server
11 59 (21.15%) Windows Server 2008
12 58 (20.79%) CCNA
13 56 (20.07%) TCP/IP
14 53 (19.00%) CCNP
15 52 (18.64%) Windows 7
16 51 (18.28%) MS Exchange
17 48 (17.20%) VMware Infrastructure
18 47 (16.85%) Windows Server 2012
18 47 (16.85%) Juniper
18 47 (16.85%) Data Centre
19 45 (16.13%) SQL Server
20 40 (14.34%) Microsoft Certification
20 40 (14.34%) DNS
21 39 (13.98%) MS Office
21 39 (13.98%) MS Excel
22 38 (13.62%) DHCP
22 38 (13.62%) SLA
22 38 (13.62%) Telecoms
22 38 (13.62%) Finance

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 51 (18.28%) MS Exchange
2 26 (9.32%) SharePoint
3 18 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2010
4 16 (5.73%) IIS
5 10 (3.58%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (2.87%) SharePoint 2013
6 8 (2.87%) Skype for Business
7 5 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (1.43%) IBM Notes
8 4 (1.43%) JBoss
8 4 (1.43%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.72%) Apache
9 2 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.36%) CMS
10 1 (0.36%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.36%) WebSphere
Applications
1 39 (13.98%) MS Excel
1 39 (13.98%) MS Office
2 6 (2.15%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.08%) Infor M3
1 3 (1.08%) Line 500
2 1 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.36%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 38 (13.62%) Office 365
2 19 (6.81%) Cloud Computing
2 19 (6.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.51%) IaaS
4 6 (2.15%) SaaS
5 5 (1.79%) PaaS
6 3 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.36%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.36%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 224 (80.29%) LAN
2 84 (30.11%) VPN
3 81 (29.03%) Firewall
4 56 (20.07%) TCP/IP
5 40 (14.34%) DNS
6 38 (13.62%) DHCP
6 38 (13.62%) VLAN
7 37 (13.26%) VoIP
8 33 (11.83%) Wi-Fi
9 32 (11.47%) Internet
9 32 (11.47%) Wireless
10 29 (10.39%) SAN
11 25 (8.96%) BGP
12 24 (8.60%) MPLS
13 23 (8.24%) Network Security
14 19 (6.81%) OSPF
15 16 (5.73%) Ethernet
16 15 (5.38%) SSL
17 14 (5.02%) Unified Communications
18 13 (4.66%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (16.13%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.51%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.72%) MySQL
4 2 (0.72%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.36%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.36%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (0.36%) Ant
1 1 (0.36%) Metasploit
General
1 38 (13.62%) Finance
1 38 (13.62%) Telecoms
2 7 (2.51%) Back Office
2 7 (2.51%) Legal
3 3 (1.08%) Manufacturing
4 2 (0.72%) Law
4 2 (0.72%) Marketing
5 1 (0.36%) Billing
5 1 (0.36%) Electronics
5 1 (0.36%) Local Government
5 1 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 59 (21.15%) Analyst
2 41 (14.70%) Network Engineer
3 34 (12.19%) IT Support
4 25 (8.96%) 2nd Line Support
5 20 (7.17%) Support Analyst
5 20 (7.17%) Support Engineer
6 19 (6.81%) IT Technician
7 18 (6.45%) IT Engineer
7 18 (6.45%) Project Manager
8 16 (5.73%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 16 (5.73%) Cisco Engineer
8 16 (5.73%) Support Technician
9 15 (5.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 15 (5.38%) IT Support Technician
10 14 (5.02%) Infrastructure Support
11 13 (4.66%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 13 (4.66%) Consultant
11 13 (4.66%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 12 (4.30%) Architect
13 11 (3.94%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.43%) Middleware
1 4 (1.43%) XMPP
2 3 (1.08%) WAP
2 3 (1.08%) Web Services
3 2 (0.72%) .NET
3 2 (0.72%) 802.1X
3 2 (0.72%) ASP.NET
3 2 (0.72%) COM
4 1 (0.36%) EDI
4 1 (0.36%) LAMP
4 1 (0.36%) XML
4 1 (0.36%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 47 (16.85%) Data Centre
2 22 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (6.09%) Driving Licence
4 11 (3.94%) Management Information System
4 11 (3.94%) Wiki
5 8 (2.87%) Client/Server
6 7 (2.51%) HP StoreVirtual
7 6 (2.15%) IVR
7 6 (2.15%) RSA SecurID
8 5 (1.79%) iPad
9 4 (1.43%) STB
10 3 (1.08%) AS400
10 3 (1.08%) CCTV
10 3 (1.08%) Clustering
10 3 (1.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 3 (1.08%) EqualLogic
10 3 (1.08%) FMCG
10 3 (1.08%) iPhone
10 3 (1.08%) iSeries
10 3 (1.08%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 123 (44.09%) Windows
2 70 (25.09%) Windows Server
3 59 (21.15%) Windows Server 2008
4 52 (18.64%) Windows 7
5 47 (16.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 30 (10.75%) Windows Server 2003
7 23 (8.24%) Windows 8
8 20 (7.17%) Windows 10
9 17 (6.09%) Unix
10 14 (5.02%) Windows XP
11 12 (4.30%) Linux
12 7 (2.51%) Data ONTAP
13 4 (1.43%) Android
13 4 (1.43%) Solaris
14 2 (0.72%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.36%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.36%) CentOS
15 1 (0.36%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (27.60%) ITIL
2 26 (9.32%) Disaster Recovery
3 23 (8.24%) Migration
4 22 (7.89%) PRINCE2
5 21 (7.53%) Project Management
6 18 (6.45%) Server Virtualisation
7 16 (5.73%) Network Monitoring
8 15 (5.38%) High Availability
8 15 (5.38%) Line Management
8 15 (5.38%) Network Management
9 11 (3.94%) Incident Management
10 10 (3.58%) Change Management
10 10 (3.58%) Service Delivery
10 10 (3.58%) Validation
11 9 (3.23%) Risk Management
12 8 (2.87%) Service Management
12 8 (2.87%) TOGAF
13 7 (2.51%) Capacity Planning
13 7 (2.51%) Data Validation
13 7 (2.51%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 20 (7.17%) SQL
2 7 (2.51%) C
2 7 (2.51%) Python
2 7 (2.51%) VBScript
3 6 (2.15%) Perl
3 6 (2.15%) VB
4 5 (1.79%) Shell Script
5 3 (1.08%) PHP
6 2 (0.72%) C#
6 2 (0.72%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.36%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.36%) Java
7 1 (0.36%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.36%) PL/1
7 1 (0.36%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.36%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 75 (26.88%) Cisco Certification
2 58 (20.79%) CCNA
3 53 (19.00%) CCNP
4 40 (14.34%) Microsoft Certification
5 34 (12.19%) Degree
6 23 (8.24%) MCP
7 22 (7.89%) MCSE
8 19 (6.81%) MCSA
9 14 (5.02%) MCTS
10 11 (3.94%) Security Cleared
10 11 (3.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 10 (3.58%) MCITP
12 9 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 9 (3.23%) SC Cleared
13 8 (2.87%) CCIE
13 8 (2.87%) ITIL Certification
13 8 (2.87%) PMI Certification
13 8 (2.87%) PMP
14 7 (2.51%) NCDA
15 5 (1.79%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (13.62%) SLA
2 7 (2.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.79%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.72%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 104 (37.28%) Active Directory
2 48 (17.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (11.11%) Hyper-V
4 9 (3.23%) vSphere
5 5 (1.79%) XenApp
6 3 (1.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (1.08%) XenDesktop
6 3 (1.08%) XenServer
7 2 (0.72%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.36%) Firmware
8 1 (0.36%) iptables
Systems Management
1 24 (8.60%) SCCM
2 6 (2.15%) SCOM
2 6 (2.15%) ServiceCenter
3 4 (1.43%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (1.08%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (1.08%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (0.72%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (0.72%) SnapMirror
5 2 (0.72%) SnapVault
5 2 (0.72%) XenMobile
6 1 (0.36%) Cacti
6 1 (0.36%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.36%) CiscoWorks
6 1 (0.36%) Nagios
6 1 (0.36%) SCSM
6 1 (0.36%) SmokePing
6 1 (0.36%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.36%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.36%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 123 (44.09%) Cisco
2 102 (36.56%) Microsoft
3 91 (32.62%) VMware
4 47 (16.85%) Juniper
5 33 (11.83%) Citrix
6 25 (8.96%) HP
7 22 (7.89%) Dell
8 16 (5.73%) Intel Security
9 13 (4.66%) Veeam
10 12 (4.30%) CheckPoint
10 12 (4.30%) NetApp
11 9 (3.23%) 3PAR
12 8 (2.87%) Avaya
13 7 (2.51%) F5
13 7 (2.51%) Lotus
13 7 (2.51%) Riverbed
13 7 (2.51%) Symantec
13 7 (2.51%) SYSPRO
14 6 (2.15%) Extreme Networks
14 6 (2.15%) Oracle
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