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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 122 123 122
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Permanent jobs citing WAN 129 130 144
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.80% 1.80% 1.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.40% 12.33% 13.46%
Number of salaries quoted 108 103 128
Average salary £30,000 £29,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.69% -15.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,800 £50,000 £54,800
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Communications & Networking Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1040 1054 1070
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.53% 14.56% 14.28%
Number of salaries quoted 882 882 935
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £23,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,400 £57,500 £57,500
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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +6 72 £32,500 +9.24% 9
Cheshire +8 42 £29,750 +0.84% 4
Merseyside -11 4 £37,500 -3.84%
Lancashire -18 4 £34,500 +16.94% 1
Cumbria - 1 £30,000 -
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 284 (80.91%) LAN
2 204 (58.12%) Windows
3 160 (45.58%) Cisco
4 156 (44.44%) Microsoft
5 143 (40.74%) VMware
6 132 (37.61%) Active Directory
7 119 (33.90%) Firewall
8 96 (27.35%) Cisco Certification
9 94 (26.78%) VMware Infrastructure
10 93 (26.50%) Windows Server 2008
11 89 (25.36%) TCP/IP
12 84 (23.93%) VPN
13 83 (23.65%) Windows Server 2003
13 83 (23.65%) Citrix
14 77 (21.94%) MS Excel
15 76 (21.65%) ITIL
16 75 (21.37%) MS Exchange
17 72 (20.51%) SAN
18 71 (20.23%) Finance
19 64 (18.23%) HP
20 60 (17.09%) Microsoft Certification
21 56 (15.95%) CCNP
21 56 (15.95%) Windows Server 2012
22 55 (15.67%) CCNA
23 50 (14.25%) Hyper-V
24 47 (13.39%) Wi-Fi
25 46 (13.11%) SQL
25 46 (13.11%) Windows 7
26 45 (12.82%) DNS
27 44 (12.54%) Windows XP

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 75 (21.37%) MS Exchange
2 42 (11.97%) Exchange Server 2010
3 30 (8.55%) Exchange Server 2003
4 26 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2007
5 21 (5.98%) Exchange Server 2013
6 18 (5.13%) SharePoint
7 15 (4.27%) IIS
8 13 (3.70%) WebSphere
9 8 (2.28%) Apache
10 7 (1.99%) Lync
11 5 (1.42%) Tomcat
12 4 (1.14%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.85%) Site Server
14 2 (0.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 77 (21.94%) MS Excel
2 24 (6.84%) MS Office
3 2 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.28%) MS Project
4 1 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.85%) Bond Adapt
2 1 (0.28%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.42%) Office 365
2 5 (1.42%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.57%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 284 (80.91%) LAN
2 119 (33.90%) Firewall
3 89 (25.36%) TCP/IP
4 84 (23.93%) VPN
5 72 (20.51%) SAN
6 47 (13.39%) Wi-Fi
7 45 (12.82%) DNS
8 40 (11.40%) Internet
9 38 (10.83%) OSPF
10 37 (10.54%) BGP
10 37 (10.54%) Ethernet
11 36 (10.26%) MPLS
12 35 (9.97%) VLAN
13 31 (8.83%) Wireless
14 28 (7.98%) EIGRP
15 25 (7.12%) DHCP
15 25 (7.12%) VoIP
16 18 (5.13%) IPsec
17 17 (4.84%) Network Security
18 16 (4.56%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (10.54%) SQL Server
2 20 (5.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (5.41%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (1.14%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (1.14%) MySQL
5 3 (0.85%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.28%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.28%) Informix
6 1 (0.28%) MS Access
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.28%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (0.85%) Subversion
2 2 (0.57%) JIRA
2 2 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.28%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (0.28%) LoadRunner
General
1 71 (20.23%) Finance
2 22 (6.27%) Telecoms
3 14 (3.99%) Retail
4 12 (3.42%) Back Office
4 12 (3.42%) Manufacturing
5 9 (2.56%) Financial Institution
6 7 (1.99%) Marketing
7 5 (1.42%) Banking
8 4 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (1.14%) Legal
8 4 (1.14%) Advertising
9 3 (0.85%) Games
10 1 (0.28%) Automotive
10 1 (0.28%) Law
10 1 (0.28%) Billing
Job Titles
1 59 (16.81%) Analyst
2 49 (13.96%) Network Engineer
3 43 (12.25%) Support Engineer
4 34 (9.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 26 (7.41%) Support Analyst
6 24 (6.84%) Consultant
6 24 (6.84%) 2nd Line Support
7 23 (6.55%) IT Support
8 20 (5.70%) 3rd Line Support
9 16 (4.56%) Technical Analyst
10 14 (3.99%) Project Manager
10 14 (3.99%) Administrator
11 13 (3.70%) Systems Engineer
11 13 (3.70%) Firewall Engineer
12 12 (3.42%) Network Support
12 12 (3.42%) Field Engineer
12 12 (3.42%) Service Analyst
13 11 (3.13%) Service Desk Analyst
13 11 (3.13%) Technical Consultant
13 11 (3.13%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.42%) SOAP
1 12 (3.42%) Web Services
2 4 (1.14%) .NET
2 4 (1.14%) HTML
2 4 (1.14%) CSS
3 3 (0.85%) WSH
4 2 (0.57%) J2EE
4 2 (0.57%) COM
5 1 (0.28%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.28%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.28%) XML
5 1 (0.28%) ODBC
5 1 (0.28%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 18 (5.13%) Fat Client
1 18 (5.13%) Thin Client
2 15 (4.27%) iPhone
3 14 (3.99%) Blackberry
4 9 (2.56%) Management Information System
4 9 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (1.99%) Client/Server
5 7 (1.99%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.42%) EPoS
6 5 (1.42%) Enterprise Storage
6 5 (1.42%) IPTV
7 4 (1.14%) CMDB
7 4 (1.14%) FMCG
7 4 (1.14%) Firmware
8 2 (0.57%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (0.57%) NHS
8 2 (0.57%) CLARiiON
9 1 (0.28%) Replication
9 1 (0.28%) IVR
9 1 (0.28%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 204 (58.12%) Windows
2 93 (26.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 83 (23.65%) Windows Server 2003
4 56 (15.95%) Windows Server 2012
5 46 (13.11%) Windows 7
6 44 (12.54%) Windows XP
7 33 (9.40%) UNIX
8 32 (9.12%) Linux
9 28 (7.98%) Windows 8
10 12 (3.42%) Solaris
11 8 (2.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (1.14%) Android
12 4 (1.14%) Apple iOS
12 4 (1.14%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.85%) Debian
13 3 (0.85%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.57%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (0.57%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.57%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.57%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (21.65%) ITIL
2 34 (9.69%) Project Management
3 27 (7.69%) Service Delivery
4 26 (7.41%) Network Design
5 20 (5.70%) Load Balancing
6 19 (5.41%) Problem Management
6 19 (5.41%) Network Management
7 17 (4.84%) Migration
8 16 (4.56%) Disaster Recovery
9 14 (3.99%) Capacity Management
9 14 (3.99%) Change Control
10 12 (3.42%) Root Cause Analysis
11 11 (3.13%) PRINCE2
12 10 (2.85%) Change Management
13 9 (2.56%) WAN Optimisation
13 9 (2.56%) Incident Management
14 8 (2.28%) IT Governance
14 8 (2.28%) Capacity Planning
14 8 (2.28%) Service Management
15 7 (1.99%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (13.11%) SQL
2 10 (2.85%) PowerShell
3 6 (1.71%) Perl
4 5 (1.42%) Java
5 4 (1.14%) VBScript
6 3 (0.85%) JavaScript
6 3 (0.85%) VB
6 3 (0.85%) Python
7 1 (0.28%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.28%) C
7 1 (0.28%) C#
7 1 (0.28%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 96 (27.35%) Cisco Certification
2 60 (17.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 56 (15.95%) CCNP
4 55 (15.67%) CCNA
5 29 (8.26%) MCSE
6 25 (7.12%) Degree
7 24 (6.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 20 (5.70%) CCIE
9 19 (5.41%) MCTS
10 17 (4.84%) MCP
11 14 (3.99%) MCSA
12 10 (2.85%) NCDA
13 9 (2.56%) MCITP
14 8 (2.28%) CCDP
15 6 (1.71%) CCIP
16 5 (1.42%) SC Cleared
16 5 (1.42%) Security Cleared
17 4 (1.14%) CCENT
17 4 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
17 4 (1.14%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (11.11%) SLA
2 15 (4.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (3.70%) QA
4 5 (1.42%) BS7799
5 4 (1.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.85%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 132 (37.61%) Active Directory
2 94 (26.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (14.25%) Hyper-V
4 33 (9.40%) vSphere
5 32 (9.12%) XenApp
6 15 (4.27%) XenDesktop
7 12 (3.42%) XenServer
8 11 (3.13%) Terminal Services
8 11 (3.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 10 (2.85%) MetaFrame
10 5 (1.42%) vCloud
11 3 (0.85%) VMware ESX
11 3 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.85%) VMware Server
11 3 (0.85%) Squid
12 2 (0.57%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.28%) NFS
13 1 (0.28%) Forefront TMG
13 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 26 (7.41%) CiscoWorks
2 16 (4.56%) SCCM
3 15 (4.27%) OpenView
4 12 (3.42%) HP NNM
4 12 (3.42%) SCOM
5 9 (2.56%) McAfee ePO
6 6 (1.71%) Backup Exec
7 4 (1.14%) WSUS
8 3 (0.85%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.85%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.57%) HP SIM
10 1 (0.28%) Nagios
10 1 (0.28%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.28%) HP Data Protector
10 1 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.28%) OVSD
Vendors
1 160 (45.58%) Cisco
2 156 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 143 (40.74%) VMware
4 83 (23.65%) Citrix
5 64 (18.23%) HP
6 33 (9.40%) Juniper
7 29 (8.26%) F5
8 26 (7.41%) Dell
9 22 (6.27%) NetApp
9 22 (6.27%) CheckPoint
10 20 (5.70%) McAfee
11 18 (5.13%) Red Hat
12 17 (4.84%) EMC
13 13 (3.70%) Apple
14 12 (3.42%) Fortinet
15 10 (2.85%) Blue Coat
16 9 (2.56%) Symantec
16 9 (2.56%) Avaya
16 9 (2.56%) SolarWinds
17 8 (2.28%) ProCurve
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