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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 129 132 121
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -11
Permanent jobs citing WAN 129 129 130
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.98% 1.80% 1.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.62% 12.29% 12.38%
Number of salaries quoted 93 108 103
Average salary £40,000 £30,000 £29,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% +1.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £22,000 £23,250
10% offered a salary of more than £59,600 £50,800 £49,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +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
947 1050 1050
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.52% 14.68% 14.48%
Number of salaries quoted 763 888 881
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £53,400
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +7 72 £40,000 +23.07% 25
Cheshire +3 44 £37,500 +26.05% 8
Merseyside +22 10 £50,000 +33.33% 2
Lancashire -8 2 £24,000 -30.43% 3
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 266 (84.44%) LAN
2 172 (54.60%) Windows
3 160 (50.79%) Cisco
4 131 (41.59%) Microsoft
5 124 (39.37%) VMware
6 116 (36.83%) Active Directory
7 111 (35.24%) Cisco Certification
8 107 (33.97%) Firewall
9 101 (32.06%) ITIL
10 86 (27.30%) DHCP
11 82 (26.03%) DNS
12 77 (24.44%) CCNA
12 77 (24.44%) TCP/IP
13 73 (23.17%) MS Exchange
13 73 (23.17%) VMware Infrastructure
14 68 (21.59%) VPN
15 65 (20.63%) Windows Server 2008
16 63 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
17 60 (19.05%) Finance
18 58 (18.41%) Wireless
18 58 (18.41%) Windows Server 2012
19 57 (18.10%) Data Centre
20 56 (17.78%) SAN
21 54 (17.14%) HP
21 54 (17.14%) Degree
22 52 (16.51%) VoIP
23 49 (15.56%) CCNP
23 49 (15.56%) SLA
24 45 (14.29%) MPLS
25 44 (13.97%) Citrix

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 73 (23.17%) MS Exchange
2 34 (10.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 28 (8.89%) Exchange Server 2013
4 22 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2007
5 20 (6.35%) Exchange Server 2003
6 18 (5.71%) SharePoint
7 15 (4.76%) Lync
8 9 (2.86%) IIS
9 4 (1.27%) Oracle 9iAS
9 4 (1.27%) Oracle Application Server
9 4 (1.27%) OpenStack
9 4 (1.27%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.95%) CMS
11 2 (0.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.63%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.32%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.32%) Apache
12 1 (0.32%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.32%) WordPress
Applications
1 37 (11.75%) MS Excel
2 34 (10.79%) MS Office
3 7 (2.22%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.95%) ProjectWise
5 2 (0.63%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 5 (1.59%) Sage 50
2 4 (1.27%) Oracle Financials
3 3 (0.95%) Tridion
3 3 (0.95%) Primavera
3 3 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.54%) Office 365
2 7 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.90%) SaaS
4 5 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.63%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (0.63%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.32%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.32%) PaaS
7 1 (0.32%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 266 (84.44%) LAN
2 107 (33.97%) Firewall
3 86 (27.30%) DHCP
4 82 (26.03%) DNS
5 77 (24.44%) TCP/IP
6 68 (21.59%) VPN
7 58 (18.41%) Wireless
8 56 (17.78%) SAN
9 52 (16.51%) VoIP
10 45 (14.29%) MPLS
11 36 (11.43%) Internet
11 36 (11.43%) Network Security
12 27 (8.57%) VLAN
13 26 (8.25%) BGP
14 25 (7.94%) Wi-Fi
15 22 (6.98%) iSCSI
16 18 (5.71%) Cisco IOS
16 18 (5.71%) WLAN
17 17 (5.40%) Cisco ASA
18 16 (5.08%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (12.38%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (2.86%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (2.54%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (1.59%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (1.59%) Oracle Database
6 4 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.27%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (1.27%) Oracle Database 10g
6 4 (1.27%) Oracle9i Database
6 4 (1.27%) MySQL
7 3 (0.95%) Informix
8 1 (0.32%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.32%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 4 (1.27%) Metasploit
General
1 60 (19.05%) Finance
2 30 (9.52%) Telecoms
3 10 (3.17%) Retail
4 9 (2.86%) Back Office
5 8 (2.54%) Legal
5 8 (2.54%) Manufacturing
6 7 (2.22%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.63%) Law
7 2 (0.63%) Games
8 1 (0.32%) Advertising
8 1 (0.32%) Local Government
8 1 (0.32%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 62 (19.68%) Network Engineer
2 46 (14.60%) Analyst
3 42 (13.33%) Support Engineer
4 33 (10.48%) IT Support
5 27 (8.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 22 (6.98%) IT Support Engineer
7 20 (6.35%) Cisco Engineer
8 18 (5.71%) Administrator
9 17 (5.40%) Architect
10 16 (5.08%) Network Analyst
10 16 (5.08%) Security Engineer
11 15 (4.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 15 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
11 15 (4.76%) Network Security Engineer
12 14 (4.44%) Senior Network Engineer
13 13 (4.13%) Infrastructure Manager
13 13 (4.13%) 3rd Line Support
14 12 (3.81%) Support Analyst
14 12 (3.81%) Cisco Network Engineer
15 11 (3.49%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.86%) 802.1X
2 7 (2.22%) Web Services
3 4 (1.27%) .NET
3 4 (1.27%) EDI
4 3 (0.95%) WebCenter
4 3 (0.95%) ASP.NET
4 3 (0.95%) JSP
4 3 (0.95%) XML
4 3 (0.95%) XSLT
5 1 (0.32%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 57 (18.10%) Data Centre
2 13 (4.13%) Thin Client
2 13 (4.13%) Blackberry
2 13 (4.13%) Fat Client
3 12 (3.81%) Clustering
4 10 (3.17%) Video Conferencing
4 10 (3.17%) Client/Server
4 10 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (2.54%) iPhone
5 8 (2.54%) iPad
5 8 (2.54%) Replication
5 8 (2.54%) FlexPod
6 7 (2.22%) EMC VNX
6 7 (2.22%) EPoS
7 6 (1.90%) Mathematics
7 6 (1.90%) Computer Science
7 6 (1.90%) Life Science
8 4 (1.27%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.27%) Mobile Computing
8 4 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 172 (54.60%) Windows
2 65 (20.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 58 (18.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 43 (13.65%) Windows Server 2003
5 40 (12.70%) Windows 7
6 32 (10.16%) Windows XP
7 23 (7.30%) Windows 8
8 22 (6.98%) Linux
9 21 (6.67%) UNIX
10 7 (2.22%) Ubuntu
11 4 (1.27%) Debian
12 2 (0.63%) CentOS
12 2 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.32%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.32%) Android
13 1 (0.32%) Data ONTAP
13 1 (0.32%) SUSE
13 1 (0.32%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (32.06%) ITIL
2 31 (9.84%) Disaster Recovery
2 31 (9.84%) Network Design
3 29 (9.21%) Project Management
4 24 (7.62%) Load Balancing
5 22 (6.98%) Service Delivery
5 22 (6.98%) Migration
6 21 (6.67%) Network Architecture
7 20 (6.35%) PRINCE2
8 18 (5.71%) Service Management
9 15 (4.76%) Change Management
10 14 (4.44%) Root Cause Analysis
11 13 (4.13%) Business Continuity
12 12 (3.81%) Incident Management
13 11 (3.49%) Cash Management
14 10 (3.17%) Kalman Filter
15 9 (2.86%) Network Monitoring
15 9 (2.86%) Change Control
15 9 (2.86%) Infrastructure Management
15 9 (2.86%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (12.06%) SQL
2 17 (5.40%) PowerShell
3 8 (2.54%) VB
4 6 (1.90%) VBScript
5 4 (1.27%) T-SQL
5 4 (1.27%) VB.NET
6 3 (0.95%) Prolog
6 3 (0.95%) C#
6 3 (0.95%) JavaScript
6 3 (0.95%) PL/SQL
7 2 (0.63%) Java
7 2 (0.63%) C
8 1 (0.32%) VBA
Qualifications
1 111 (35.24%) Cisco Certification
2 77 (24.44%) CCNA
3 63 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 54 (17.14%) Degree
5 49 (15.56%) CCNP
6 35 (11.11%) MCSE
7 20 (6.35%) ITIL Certification
8 19 (6.03%) MCSA
9 17 (5.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 16 (5.08%) MCTS
11 14 (4.44%) CCIE
11 14 (4.44%) CISSP
12 12 (3.81%) MCP
13 11 (3.49%) MCITP
14 9 (2.86%) NCDA
15 8 (2.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 7 (2.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 7 (2.22%) HP ASE
16 7 (2.22%) HND
16 7 (2.22%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (15.56%) SLA
2 11 (3.49%) ISO 9001
3 7 (2.22%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.95%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.32%) QA
System Software
1 116 (36.83%) Active Directory
2 73 (23.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (10.79%) Hyper-V
4 19 (6.03%) vSphere
5 16 (5.08%) XenApp
6 11 (3.49%) XenDesktop
7 8 (2.54%) XenServer
8 7 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (2.22%) vCloud
8 7 (2.22%) ISA Server
9 4 (1.27%) VMware ESX
9 4 (1.27%) Terminal Services
9 4 (1.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 4 (1.27%) pfSense
10 2 (0.63%) VMware Server
10 2 (0.63%) ProxySG
10 2 (0.63%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.32%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 22 (6.98%) SCCM
2 15 (4.76%) Backup Exec
3 11 (3.49%) WSUS
4 8 (2.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 6 (1.90%) SCOM
6 5 (1.59%) SCVMM
6 5 (1.59%) OpenView
7 4 (1.27%) ARCserve
7 4 (1.27%) ZABBIX
8 3 (0.95%) ServiceCenter
8 3 (0.95%) Tivoli
8 3 (0.95%) OVSD
8 3 (0.95%) Nagios
8 3 (0.95%) FortiGate
8 3 (0.95%) Cisco LMS
9 2 (0.63%) CiscoWorks
9 2 (0.63%) Cisco CUCM
10 1 (0.32%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.32%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.32%) SnapMirror
Vendors
1 160 (50.79%) Cisco
2 131 (41.59%) Microsoft
3 124 (39.37%) VMware
4 54 (17.14%) HP
5 44 (13.97%) Citrix
6 32 (10.16%) Juniper
7 30 (9.52%) CheckPoint
8 29 (9.21%) NetApp
9 22 (6.98%) F5
10 18 (5.71%) Dell
11 14 (4.44%) Veeam
12 13 (4.13%) SolarWinds
12 13 (4.13%) EMC
12 13 (4.13%) IBM
12 13 (4.13%) Symantec
13 12 (3.81%) Blue Coat
13 12 (3.81%) Oracle
14 10 (3.17%) Avaya
15 8 (2.54%) BT
15 8 (2.54%) Apple
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