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 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 116 120 119
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -1
Permanent jobs citing WAN 150 128 147
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.05% 1.83% 1.97%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.99% 12.39% 14.01%
Number of salaries quoted 123 104 136
Average salary £32,500 £34,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,800 £23,900 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £65,000 £53,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+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
1072 1033 1049
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.63% 14.79% 14.08%
Number of salaries quoted 892 878 898
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £23,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 -4 81 £32,750 +3.96% 16
Cheshire +22 47 £30,000 -29.82% 12
Merseyside -6 9 £41,500 - 1
Cumbria - 5 £42,500 -
Lancashire -18 2 £13,250 -48.03% 2
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 269 (81.52%) LAN
2 200 (60.61%) Windows
3 157 (47.58%) Microsoft
4 143 (43.33%) Cisco
5 142 (43.03%) VMware
6 129 (39.09%) Active Directory
7 97 (29.39%) VMware Infrastructure
8 92 (27.88%) Firewall
9 90 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
10 89 (26.97%) Cisco Certification
11 81 (24.55%) Citrix
12 77 (23.33%) ITIL
12 77 (23.33%) MS Excel
13 76 (23.03%) MS Exchange
13 76 (23.03%) VPN
14 75 (22.73%) Windows Server 2003
15 72 (21.82%) SAN
16 65 (19.70%) TCP/IP
17 63 (19.09%) CCNA
18 58 (17.58%) Microsoft Certification
18 58 (17.58%) Windows Server 2012
19 55 (16.67%) Hyper-V
20 48 (14.55%) HP
21 46 (13.94%) CCNP
22 45 (13.64%) Finance
23 43 (13.03%) SLA
23 43 (13.03%) Exchange Server 2010
24 42 (12.73%) Wi-Fi
25 41 (12.42%) SQL
26 40 (12.12%) Windows XP

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 76 (23.03%) MS Exchange
2 43 (13.03%) Exchange Server 2010
3 31 (9.39%) Exchange Server 2003
4 26 (7.88%) Exchange Server 2007
5 23 (6.97%) Exchange Server 2013
6 18 (5.45%) SharePoint
7 10 (3.03%) IIS
8 8 (2.42%) Apache
8 8 (2.42%) Lync
9 5 (1.52%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.91%) Site Server
11 1 (0.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 77 (23.33%) MS Excel
2 21 (6.36%) MS Office
3 2 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.30%) MS Project
4 1 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.91%) Bond Adapt
2 2 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.30%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.64%) Office 365
2 4 (1.21%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.61%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 269 (81.52%) LAN
2 92 (27.88%) Firewall
3 76 (23.03%) VPN
4 72 (21.82%) SAN
5 65 (19.70%) TCP/IP
6 42 (12.73%) Wi-Fi
7 36 (10.91%) DNS
8 30 (9.09%) MPLS
9 29 (8.79%) DHCP
10 23 (6.97%) Ethernet
10 23 (6.97%) Wireless
11 22 (6.67%) VLAN
12 20 (6.06%) Internet
12 20 (6.06%) VoIP
13 19 (5.76%) Network Security
14 16 (4.85%) NAS
15 15 (4.55%) ADSL
16 12 (3.64%) OSPF
17 11 (3.33%) BGP
18 10 (3.03%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (10.30%) SQL Server
2 15 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
2 15 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (1.82%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (0.91%) MySQL
4 3 (0.91%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.30%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.30%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (1.21%) QuickTest Pro
1 4 (1.21%) LoadRunner
2 2 (0.61%) JIRA
2 2 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 45 (13.64%) Finance
2 26 (7.88%) Telecoms
3 15 (4.55%) Back Office
4 14 (4.24%) Retail
5 12 (3.64%) Manufacturing
6 7 (2.12%) Marketing
7 6 (1.82%) Law
8 4 (1.21%) Legal
8 4 (1.21%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (1.21%) Banking
9 3 (0.91%) Advertising
10 1 (0.30%) Automotive
10 1 (0.30%) Billing
Job Titles
1 63 (19.09%) Analyst
2 43 (13.03%) Support Engineer
3 34 (10.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 33 (10.00%) Network Engineer
5 26 (7.88%) Support Analyst
6 24 (7.27%) Consultant
7 21 (6.36%) 3rd Line Support
8 19 (5.76%) Administrator
9 18 (5.45%) 2nd Line Support
10 16 (4.85%) Technical Analyst
11 15 (4.55%) Systems Administrator
12 14 (4.24%) Project Manager
13 13 (3.94%) Service Analyst
13 13 (3.94%) IT Support
14 12 (3.64%) Service Desk Analyst
15 11 (3.33%) Technical Consultant
15 11 (3.33%) Field Engineer
15 11 (3.33%) Network Support
16 10 (3.03%) Systems Engineer
17 9 (2.73%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.33%) Web Services
2 4 (1.21%) CSS
2 4 (1.21%) HTML
3 3 (0.91%) .NET
4 2 (0.61%) COM
4 2 (0.61%) WSH
5 1 (0.30%) jQuery
5 1 (0.30%) XML
5 1 (0.30%) ODBC
5 1 (0.30%) J2EE
5 1 (0.30%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 18 (5.45%) Thin Client
1 18 (5.45%) Fat Client
2 16 (4.85%) iPhone
3 13 (3.94%) Blackberry
4 8 (2.42%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (2.12%) Management Information System
6 6 (1.82%) Replication
6 6 (1.82%) FMCG
6 6 (1.82%) Computer Science
6 6 (1.82%) Client/Server
7 5 (1.52%) EPoS
7 5 (1.52%) Firmware
7 5 (1.52%) Enterprise Storage
8 4 (1.21%) IPTV
8 4 (1.21%) CMDB
9 2 (0.61%) NHS
9 2 (0.61%) CLARiiON
10 1 (0.30%) IVR
10 1 (0.30%) Tandem
10 1 (0.30%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 200 (60.61%) Windows
2 90 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 75 (22.73%) Windows Server 2003
4 58 (17.58%) Windows Server 2012
5 40 (12.12%) Windows 7
5 40 (12.12%) Windows XP
6 38 (11.52%) UNIX
7 25 (7.58%) Linux
7 25 (7.58%) Windows 8
8 12 (3.64%) Solaris
9 8 (2.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (1.21%) Mac OS
10 4 (1.21%) Android
10 4 (1.21%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.91%) Windows 2000
11 3 (0.91%) Debian
12 2 (0.61%) Windows NT
12 2 (0.61%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.30%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.30%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (23.33%) ITIL
2 32 (9.70%) Project Management
3 25 (7.58%) Service Delivery
4 20 (6.06%) Migration
5 19 (5.76%) Problem Management
6 18 (5.45%) Disaster Recovery
7 15 (4.55%) Change Management
7 15 (4.55%) Change Control
8 14 (4.24%) Network Design
9 12 (3.64%) PRINCE2
10 11 (3.33%) Load Balancing
11 9 (2.73%) Root Cause Analysis
12 8 (2.42%) Capacity Planning
12 8 (2.42%) Resource Management
12 8 (2.42%) Incident Management
12 8 (2.42%) IT Governance
12 8 (2.42%) Test Scripting
12 8 (2.42%) ERP
12 8 (2.42%) Business Continuity
13 7 (2.12%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (12.42%) SQL
2 6 (1.82%) PowerShell
3 5 (1.52%) Java
4 4 (1.21%) VBScript
5 3 (0.91%) JavaScript
5 3 (0.91%) Perl
6 2 (0.61%) VB
7 1 (0.30%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.30%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.30%) C
7 1 (0.30%) C#
Qualifications
1 89 (26.97%) Cisco Certification
2 63 (19.09%) CCNA
3 58 (17.58%) Microsoft Certification
4 46 (13.94%) CCNP
5 30 (9.09%) MCSE
6 28 (8.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 22 (6.67%) Degree
8 18 (5.45%) MCP
9 17 (5.15%) MCTS
9 17 (5.15%) CCIE
10 14 (4.24%) MCSA
11 11 (3.33%) MCITP
11 11 (3.33%) SC Cleared
11 11 (3.33%) Security Cleared
12 10 (3.03%) NCDA
13 8 (2.42%) CCDP
13 8 (2.42%) CCA
13 8 (2.42%) Citrix Certification
14 4 (1.21%) CCIP
14 4 (1.21%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (13.03%) SLA
2 14 (4.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (3.94%) QA
4 5 (1.52%) BS7799
5 3 (0.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.61%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.30%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 129 (39.09%) Active Directory
2 97 (29.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 55 (16.67%) Hyper-V
4 29 (8.79%) XenApp
4 29 (8.79%) vSphere
5 18 (5.45%) XenDesktop
6 11 (3.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 10 (3.03%) MetaFrame
7 10 (3.03%) Terminal Services
8 9 (2.73%) XenServer
8 9 (2.73%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (1.52%) vCloud
10 3 (0.91%) VMware Server
10 3 (0.91%) NFS
10 3 (0.91%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (0.91%) Squid
11 1 (0.30%) Xen
11 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.30%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.30%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 11 (3.33%) SCCM
2 8 (2.42%) SCOM
2 8 (2.42%) McAfee ePO
3 5 (1.52%) Backup Exec
3 5 (1.52%) WSUS
4 4 (1.21%) OpenView
4 4 (1.21%) CiscoWorks
4 4 (1.21%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.61%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.30%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.30%) Nagios
6 1 (0.30%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.30%) Cacti
Vendors
1 157 (47.58%) Microsoft
2 143 (43.33%) Cisco
3 142 (43.03%) VMware
4 81 (24.55%) Citrix
5 48 (14.55%) HP
6 27 (8.18%) Juniper
7 21 (6.36%) NetApp
8 18 (5.45%) Dell
9 17 (5.15%) EMC
9 17 (5.15%) Red Hat
10 16 (4.85%) CheckPoint
10 16 (4.85%) McAfee
11 12 (3.64%) Apple
12 9 (2.73%) SolarWinds
13 8 (2.42%) Symantec
13 8 (2.42%) AppSense
13 8 (2.42%) Blue Coat
14 7 (2.12%) Oracle
14 7 (2.12%) ProCurve
15 6 (1.82%) F5
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