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 16 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
England / North West
Rank 111 104 99
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -5
Permanent jobs citing WAN 158 141 184
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.68% 2.59% 2.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.33% 17.17% 16.33%
Number of salaries quoted 130 129 153
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £33,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +19.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £22,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,550 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%

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
862 821 1127
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.60% 15.09% 16.52%
Number of salaries quoted 669 680 942
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 16 January 2017.

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 16 January 2017. 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 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 -9 100 £37,500 - 11
Lancashire +10 26 £25,000 -23.07% 3
Cheshire 0 16 £46,250 +15.62% 3
Merseyside -8 15 £44,000 +3.52% 1
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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.

1 262 (76.61%) LAN
2 190 (55.56%) Cisco
3 181 (52.92%) Firewall
4 154 (45.03%) Active Directory
5 122 (35.67%) Windows
6 119 (34.80%) DNS
7 109 (31.87%) VMware
8 107 (31.29%) DHCP
9 106 (30.99%) Cisco Certification
10 90 (26.32%) Microsoft
11 84 (24.56%) VMware Infrastructure
12 82 (23.98%) CCNP
13 79 (23.10%) ITIL
14 74 (21.64%) VLAN
15 73 (21.35%) Network Security
16 72 (21.05%) Internet
17 71 (20.76%) TCP/IP
18 70 (20.47%) VPN
19 68 (19.88%) Hyper-V
20 64 (18.71%) WLAN
21 63 (18.42%) BGP
22 62 (18.13%) Windows Server
23 60 (17.54%) OSPF
23 60 (17.54%) VoIP
23 60 (17.54%) Wireless
24 59 (17.25%) Network Management
25 57 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
26 56 (16.37%) Telecoms
27 51 (14.91%) MS Exchange
28 50 (14.62%) MPLS

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 (14.91%) MS Exchange
2 14 (4.09%) Exchange Server 2013
2 14 (4.09%) IIS
2 14 (4.09%) SharePoint
3 12 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2007
4 11 (3.22%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (1.75%) IBM Notes
6 4 (1.17%) Confluence
6 4 (1.17%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.58%) Apache
7 2 (0.58%) nginx
8 1 (0.29%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 39 (11.40%) MS Excel
2 25 (7.31%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 29 (8.48%) Office 365
2 18 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (3.51%) Amazon EC2
3 12 (3.51%) Amazon S3
3 12 (3.51%) AWS CloudFormation
4 7 (2.05%) SaaS
5 5 (1.46%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (1.17%) Basecamp
7 1 (0.29%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 262 (76.61%) LAN
2 181 (52.92%) Firewall
3 119 (34.80%) DNS
4 107 (31.29%) DHCP
5 74 (21.64%) VLAN
6 73 (21.35%) Network Security
7 72 (21.05%) Internet
8 71 (20.76%) TCP/IP
9 70 (20.47%) VPN
10 64 (18.71%) WLAN
11 63 (18.42%) BGP
12 60 (17.54%) OSPF
12 60 (17.54%) VoIP
12 60 (17.54%) Wireless
13 50 (14.62%) MPLS
14 44 (12.87%) Intrusion Detection
15 42 (12.28%) Cisco Nexus
15 42 (12.28%) Wi-Fi
16 26 (7.60%) Cisco Wireless
17 25 (7.31%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (13.16%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.51%) SQL Server 2012
3 11 (3.22%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (2.34%) Oracle Database
4 8 (2.34%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (1.75%) MySQL
6 2 (0.58%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.29%) Informix
7 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (3.51%) Git (software)
2 8 (2.34%) JIRA
3 7 (2.05%) Jenkins
4 4 (1.17%) Bugzilla
General
1 56 (16.37%) Telecoms
2 23 (6.73%) Finance
3 8 (2.34%) Manufacturing
4 3 (0.88%) Electronics
4 3 (0.88%) Law
4 3 (0.88%) Retail
5 2 (0.58%) Advertising
5 2 (0.58%) Legal
5 2 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.29%) Games
Job Titles
1 84 (24.56%) Network Engineer
2 61 (17.84%) Analyst
3 49 (14.33%) Support Engineer
4 37 (10.82%) IT Support
5 30 (8.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 29 (8.48%) 2nd Line Support
7 27 (7.89%) Support Analyst
8 25 (7.31%) IT Engineer
9 23 (6.73%) Cisco Engineer
10 21 (6.14%) IT Analyst
10 21 (6.14%) IT Support Analyst
11 20 (5.85%) Senior Network Engineer
12 19 (5.56%) Network Analyst
13 16 (4.68%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 16 (4.68%) Designer
13 16 (4.68%) Network Security Manager
13 16 (4.68%) Security Manager
14 15 (4.39%) 1st/2nd Line Support
14 15 (4.39%) IT Support Engineer
14 15 (4.39%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.39%) Web Services
2 3 (0.88%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.29%) .NET
3 1 (0.29%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.29%) EDI
3 1 (0.29%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 48 (14.04%) Data Centre
2 45 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (10.23%) NHS
4 21 (6.14%) Video Conferencing
5 19 (5.56%) Management Information System
6 11 (3.22%) Driving Licence
6 11 (3.22%) HP StoreVirtual
7 10 (2.92%) RSA SecurID
7 10 (2.92%) Wiki
8 6 (1.75%) Computer Science
8 6 (1.75%) Fat Client
8 6 (1.75%) FlexPod
8 6 (1.75%) Replication
8 6 (1.75%) Thin Client
9 5 (1.46%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.88%) Life Science
10 3 (0.88%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.58%) CMDB
11 2 (0.58%) iPad
11 2 (0.58%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 122 (35.67%) Windows
2 62 (18.13%) Windows Server
3 57 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 39 (11.40%) Linux
5 35 (10.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 27 (7.89%) Windows 7
7 22 (6.43%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (4.09%) Unix
9 13 (3.80%) Solaris
10 9 (2.63%) Data ONTAP
10 9 (2.63%) Windows XP
11 7 (2.05%) CentOS
12 3 (0.88%) AIX
12 3 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.88%) Windows 10
13 2 (0.58%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.29%) Android
14 1 (0.29%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.29%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (23.10%) ITIL
2 59 (17.25%) Network Management
3 42 (12.28%) Service Management
4 38 (11.11%) High Availability
5 36 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
5 36 (10.53%) Network Design
6 27 (7.89%) Network Monitoring
7 26 (7.60%) Security Management
8 25 (7.31%) Configuration Management
8 25 (7.31%) PRINCE2
9 24 (7.02%) Identity Access Management
9 24 (7.02%) Mentoring
10 23 (6.73%) Change Management
11 21 (6.14%) Agile Software Development
12 20 (5.85%) Data Protection
12 20 (5.85%) Migration
13 19 (5.56%) Capacity Planning
13 19 (5.56%) ITSM
14 18 (5.26%) Performance Monitoring
14 18 (5.26%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (10.82%) SQL
2 24 (7.02%) Perl
2 24 (7.02%) Python
3 18 (5.26%) PowerShell
4 15 (4.39%) PHP
5 12 (3.51%) VB
6 10 (2.92%) VBScript
7 2 (0.58%) C
7 2 (0.58%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.29%) C#
Qualifications
1 106 (30.99%) Cisco Certification
2 82 (23.98%) CCNP
3 49 (14.33%) CCNA
4 45 (13.16%) Microsoft Certification
5 44 (12.87%) Degree
6 36 (10.53%) MCSE
7 20 (5.85%) CCIE
8 15 (4.39%) MCSA
9 11 (3.22%) JNCIP
10 10 (2.92%) MCITP
11 9 (2.63%) NCIE
11 9 (2.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 8 (2.34%) MCP
13 6 (1.75%) A+ Certification
13 6 (1.75%) Network+ Certification
14 5 (1.46%) ITIL Certification
15 4 (1.17%) CISSP
15 4 (1.17%) SCNA
15 4 (1.17%) SCSA
15 4 (1.17%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (9.94%) SLA
2 14 (4.09%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.29%) QA
System Software
1 154 (45.03%) Active Directory
2 84 (24.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 68 (19.88%) Hyper-V
4 16 (4.68%) vSphere
5 7 (2.05%) XenApp
6 6 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (1.46%) Sendmail
7 5 (1.46%) Virtual Desktop
8 4 (1.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 4 (1.17%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.58%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.29%) Firmware
10 1 (0.29%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.29%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 25 (7.31%) Cisco CUCM
2 20 (5.85%) Nagios
3 19 (5.56%) Puppet
4 18 (5.26%) Cisco Prime
4 18 (5.26%) OpenNMS
5 17 (4.97%) SCCM
6 12 (3.51%) RANCID
7 10 (2.92%) ServiceCenter
8 8 (2.34%) FortiGate
9 7 (2.05%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (1.46%) SCOM
11 4 (1.17%) McAfee ePO
12 3 (0.88%) Norton AntiVirus
13 2 (0.58%) HAProxy
13 2 (0.58%) HP SIM
13 2 (0.58%) SCDPM
13 2 (0.58%) SCVMM
13 2 (0.58%) WSUS
14 1 (0.29%) Simpana
14 1 (0.29%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 190 (55.56%) Cisco
2 109 (31.87%) VMware
3 90 (26.32%) Microsoft
4 45 (13.16%) Juniper
5 38 (11.11%) HP
6 24 (7.02%) NetApp
7 22 (6.43%) CheckPoint
8 19 (5.56%) Brocade
9 18 (5.26%) Ericsson
9 18 (5.26%) Foundry
9 18 (5.26%) Huawei
9 18 (5.26%) ZyXEL
10 16 (4.68%) Avaya
10 16 (4.68%) Intel Security
11 15 (4.39%) F5
12 14 (4.09%) Citrix
13 13 (3.80%) SolarWinds
14 12 (3.51%) Fortinet
14 12 (3.51%) Veeam
15 11 (3.22%) Extreme Networks
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