The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 75 118 102
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -16
Permanent jobs citing WAN 237 156 158
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.30% 2.13% 2.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.21% 11.56% 15.94%
Number of salaries quoted 201 126 140
Average salary £34,000 £35,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.85% -5.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,600 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £55,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
Communications & Networking Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1067 1349 991
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.85% 18.38% 13.90%
Number of salaries quoted 819 1061 876
Average salary £40,000 £35,250 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.47% +5.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
WAN
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +36 133 £29,000 -25.16% 16
Cheshire +32 59 £45,000 +48.76% 8
Lancashire +11 21 £31,750 +13.39% 3
Merseyside -5 16 £32,500 +19.26% 1
Cumbria - 5 £32,500 -
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 365 (84.69%) LAN
2 239 (55.45%) Cisco
3 220 (51.04%) Windows
4 173 (40.14%) Firewall
5 166 (38.52%) VMware
6 156 (36.19%) Microsoft
6 156 (36.19%) Active Directory
7 139 (32.25%) TCP/IP
8 132 (30.63%) Cisco Certification
9 114 (26.45%) Finance
10 108 (25.06%) Windows Server 2008
11 107 (24.83%) ITIL
12 102 (23.67%) HP
13 99 (22.97%) Windows Server 2003
14 98 (22.74%) MS Exchange
14 98 (22.74%) VMware Infrastructure
15 95 (22.04%) CCNA
16 89 (20.65%) VPN
17 87 (20.19%) DNS
18 78 (18.10%) Internet
19 77 (17.87%) Citrix
20 76 (17.63%) Microsoft Certification
21 72 (16.71%) MS Excel
22 68 (15.78%) SQL
22 68 (15.78%) OSPF
22 68 (15.78%) BGP
23 63 (14.62%) SQL Server
23 63 (14.62%) VLAN
24 62 (14.39%) SAN
25 61 (14.15%) Project Management

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 98 (22.74%) MS Exchange
2 59 (13.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 44 (10.21%) WebSphere
4 36 (8.35%) Exchange Server 2003
5 31 (7.19%) Exchange Server 2007
6 24 (5.57%) IIS
7 19 (4.41%) Exchange Server 2013
7 19 (4.41%) SharePoint
8 9 (2.09%) CMS
9 8 (1.86%) Apache
10 7 (1.62%) Lync
10 7 (1.62%) BizTalk Server
10 7 (1.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 4 (0.93%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.70%) Site Server
13 2 (0.46%) WebLogic
14 1 (0.23%) Oracle Application Server
14 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 5.5
14 1 (0.23%) IBM Notes
14 1 (0.23%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 72 (16.71%) MS Excel
2 27 (6.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (2.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.46%) Bond Adapt
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.70%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (0.70%) Office 365
2 1 (0.23%) IaaS
2 1 (0.23%) PaaS
2 1 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 365 (84.69%) LAN
2 173 (40.14%) Firewall
3 139 (32.25%) TCP/IP
4 89 (20.65%) VPN
5 87 (20.19%) DNS
6 78 (18.10%) Internet
7 68 (15.78%) OSPF
7 68 (15.78%) BGP
8 63 (14.62%) VLAN
9 62 (14.39%) SAN
10 60 (13.92%) EIGRP
11 57 (13.23%) VoIP
12 51 (11.83%) Wi-Fi
13 45 (10.44%) DHCP
14 44 (10.21%) IGRP
15 43 (9.98%) SMTP
15 43 (9.98%) LDAP
15 43 (9.98%) SSL
16 42 (9.74%) HTTP
17 41 (9.51%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (14.62%) SQL Server
2 32 (7.42%) SQL Server 2008
3 28 (6.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (1.62%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (0.93%) MySQL
5 4 (0.93%) Oracle Database
5 4 (0.93%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.46%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (0.46%) Big Data
7 1 (0.23%) MS Access
7 1 (0.23%) Informix
7 1 (0.23%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.23%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 7
Development Applications
1 3 (0.70%) Subversion
2 2 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.46%) JIRA
General
1 114 (26.45%) Finance
2 57 (13.23%) Telecoms
3 13 (3.02%) Manufacturing
4 12 (2.78%) Financial Institution
5 10 (2.32%) Retail
6 6 (1.39%) Back Office
6 6 (1.39%) Banking
7 5 (1.16%) Local Government
7 5 (1.16%) Legal
7 5 (1.16%) Games
8 4 (0.93%) Advertising
8 4 (0.93%) Marketing
9 2 (0.46%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 90 (20.88%) Network Engineer
2 57 (13.23%) Support Engineer
3 46 (10.67%) Analyst
4 37 (8.58%) IT Support
4 37 (8.58%) Firewall Engineer
5 35 (8.12%) 3rd Line Support
5 35 (8.12%) 2nd Line Support
6 30 (6.96%) Consultant
6 30 (6.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 29 (6.73%) Support Analyst
8 21 (4.87%) Architect
9 20 (4.64%) Infrastructure Manager
10 17 (3.94%) Project Manager
11 16 (3.71%) Server Engineer
12 15 (3.48%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
13 14 (3.25%) Cisco Engineer
13 14 (3.25%) Network Support
14 13 (3.02%) Server Support
14 13 (3.02%) Support Technician
14 13 (3.02%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (9.28%) SOAP
2 16 (3.71%) FIX Protocol
3 9 (2.09%) .NET
4 7 (1.62%) Web Services
4 7 (1.62%) Middleware
5 6 (1.39%) WSH
6 5 (1.16%) HTML
7 4 (0.93%) CSS
7 4 (0.93%) J2EE
8 2 (0.46%) WebSphere MQ
8 2 (0.46%) Application Packaging
9 1 (0.23%) COM
9 1 (0.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (4.64%) Blackberry
2 14 (3.25%) iPhone
3 12 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
4 10 (2.32%) Thin Client
4 10 (2.32%) Fat Client
5 9 (2.09%) Enterprise Storage
6 5 (1.16%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.16%) IPTV
6 5 (1.16%) Client/Server
6 5 (1.16%) Firmware
6 5 (1.16%) Management Information System
7 4 (0.93%) FMCG
8 3 (0.70%) CMDB
8 3 (0.70%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (0.70%) EPoS
8 3 (0.70%) IVR
9 2 (0.46%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.46%) Statistics
10 1 (0.23%) PKI
10 1 (0.23%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 220 (51.04%) Windows
2 108 (25.06%) Windows Server 2008
3 99 (22.97%) Windows Server 2003
4 57 (13.23%) Windows 7
5 51 (11.83%) Windows XP
6 48 (11.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 38 (8.82%) Linux
8 34 (7.89%) Windows 8
9 21 (4.87%) UNIX
10 13 (3.02%) Solaris
11 7 (1.62%) Android
11 7 (1.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (1.39%) AIX
13 5 (1.16%) HPUX
13 5 (1.16%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.93%) Apple iOS
14 4 (0.93%) Windows Vista
15 3 (0.70%) Windows 2000 Server
15 3 (0.70%) Debian
16 2 (0.46%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (24.83%) ITIL
2 61 (14.15%) Project Management
3 47 (10.90%) Network Management
3 47 (10.90%) Network Design
4 42 (9.74%) Load Balancing
4 42 (9.74%) Capacity Management
5 29 (6.73%) Service Delivery
6 17 (3.94%) Disaster Recovery
7 15 (3.48%) PRINCE2
8 13 (3.02%) WAN Optimisation
8 13 (3.02%) Service Management
9 12 (2.78%) CRM
10 11 (2.55%) Change Management
10 11 (2.55%) Migration
11 10 (2.32%) Problem Management
12 9 (2.09%) Root Cause Analysis
12 9 (2.09%) Network Monitoring
13 8 (1.86%) Network Architecture
13 8 (1.86%) Incident Management
13 8 (1.86%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 68 (15.78%) SQL
2 13 (3.02%) PowerShell
3 7 (1.62%) VB
4 6 (1.39%) Perl
5 4 (0.93%) Pascal
5 4 (0.93%) Java
5 4 (0.93%) C#
5 4 (0.93%) Delphi
5 4 (0.93%) VBScript
6 3 (0.70%) Python
6 3 (0.70%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.46%) C
8 1 (0.23%) R
8 1 (0.23%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.23%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.23%) AppleScript
Qualifications
1 132 (30.63%) Cisco Certification
2 95 (22.04%) CCNA
3 76 (17.63%) Microsoft Certification
4 53 (12.30%) CCNP
5 43 (9.98%) MCSE
6 31 (7.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 28 (6.50%) MCTS
8 24 (5.57%) CCIE
9 20 (4.64%) MCP
9 20 (4.64%) Degree
10 17 (3.94%) NCDA
11 12 (2.78%) MCITP
12 11 (2.55%) ITIL Certification
13 8 (1.86%) CCDA
13 8 (1.86%) CCENT
14 7 (1.62%) MCSA
14 7 (1.62%) CCIP
14 7 (1.62%) Citrix Certification
15 6 (1.39%) CCDP
15 6 (1.39%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (12.30%) SLA
2 7 (1.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.16%) BS7799
4 4 (0.93%) QA
5 3 (0.70%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 156 (36.19%) Active Directory
2 98 (22.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (12.99%) Hyper-V
4 49 (11.37%) vSphere
5 38 (8.82%) XenApp
6 22 (5.10%) XenDesktop
7 17 (3.94%) XenServer
8 11 (2.55%) Terminal Services
9 8 (1.86%) VMware ESX
10 5 (1.16%) Xen
11 4 (0.93%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 4 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (0.70%) Squid
12 3 (0.70%) vCloud
12 3 (0.70%) VMware Server
12 3 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.46%) ISA Server
13 2 (0.46%) MetaFrame
14 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.23%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 57 (13.23%) CiscoWorks
2 40 (9.28%) HP NNM
3 31 (7.19%) SCCM
4 22 (5.10%) SCOM
5 18 (4.18%) OpenView
6 12 (2.78%) Backup Exec
6 12 (2.78%) McAfee ePO
7 11 (2.55%) NetBackup
8 7 (1.62%) Norton AntiVirus
9 5 (1.16%) HP SIM
10 4 (0.93%) WSUS
11 2 (0.46%) Nagios
11 2 (0.46%) Tivoli
12 1 (0.23%) OVSD
12 1 (0.23%) HP Data Protector
12 1 (0.23%) Tivoli Monitoring
12 1 (0.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 239 (55.45%) Cisco
2 166 (38.52%) VMware
3 156 (36.19%) Microsoft
4 102 (23.67%) HP
5 77 (17.87%) Citrix
6 60 (13.92%) F5
7 59 (13.69%) Juniper
8 36 (8.35%) CheckPoint
9 33 (7.66%) NetApp
10 23 (5.34%) Dell
11 21 (4.87%) McAfee
12 20 (4.64%) Avaya
13 17 (3.94%) EMC
14 16 (3.71%) Red Hat
15 15 (3.48%) SolarWinds
16 13 (3.02%) Fortinet
17 12 (2.78%) Symantec
18 11 (2.55%) Nortel
19 10 (2.32%) Oracle
20 9 (2.09%) Verint
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Posted: 2 days ago
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