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 1 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 110 131 135
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +4
Permanent jobs citing WAN 135 129 128
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.42% 2.00% 1.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.08% 13.55% 12.23%
Number of salaries quoted 113 95 112
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £20,900 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £55,500 £49,750
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
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
895 952 1047
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 16.07% 14.80% 14.83%
Number of salaries quoted 759 761 868
Median salary £38,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 1 July 2016.

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 1 July 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +18 75 £39,000 +4.00% 16
Cheshire +39 36 £43,750 +16.66% 2
Lancashire +12 11 £32,500 -17.19% 5
Merseyside -4 10 £34,000 -9.33% 4
Cumbria +7 6 £47,500 +90.48%
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 July 2016, 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.

1 221 (81.25%) LAN
2 129 (47.43%) Cisco
3 96 (35.29%) Windows
4 92 (33.82%) Microsoft
5 86 (31.62%) Firewall
5 86 (31.62%) VMware
6 82 (30.15%) Cisco Certification
7 79 (29.04%) Active Directory
8 70 (25.74%) VPN
9 62 (22.79%) CCNA
10 59 (21.69%) Windows Server
11 56 (20.59%) CCNP
12 55 (20.22%) ITIL
13 51 (18.75%) Juniper
14 48 (17.65%) TCP/IP
15 45 (16.54%) VMware Infrastructure
16 41 (15.07%) Windows Server 2008
16 41 (15.07%) SLA
17 40 (14.71%) DNS
18 39 (14.34%) DHCP
18 39 (14.34%) MS Exchange
19 38 (13.97%) Telecoms
20 37 (13.60%) Windows Server 2012
21 36 (13.24%) Office 365
21 36 (13.24%) MPLS
22 34 (12.50%) Data Centre
23 33 (12.13%) Microsoft Certification
24 32 (11.76%) MS Excel
24 32 (11.76%) VoIP
25 31 (11.40%) BGP

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 39 (14.34%) MS Exchange
2 22 (8.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (5.88%) SharePoint
4 11 (4.04%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (3.31%) IIS
6 8 (2.94%) Skype for Business
7 4 (1.47%) Apache
7 4 (1.47%) IBM Notes
7 4 (1.47%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (1.10%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.74%) JBoss
9 2 (0.74%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.37%) CMS
10 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.37%) WebSphere
Applications
1 32 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 27 (9.93%) MS Office
3 5 (1.84%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.47%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.37%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 36 (13.24%) Office 365
2 12 (4.41%) IaaS
3 7 (2.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (2.21%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (1.47%) SaaS
6 3 (1.10%) PaaS
7 2 (0.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 221 (81.25%) LAN
2 86 (31.62%) Firewall
3 70 (25.74%) VPN
4 48 (17.65%) TCP/IP
5 40 (14.71%) DNS
6 39 (14.34%) DHCP
7 36 (13.24%) MPLS
8 32 (11.76%) VoIP
9 31 (11.40%) BGP
10 27 (9.93%) Wi-Fi
11 26 (9.56%) Network Security
11 26 (9.56%) Wireless
12 25 (9.19%) OSPF
12 25 (9.19%) VLAN
13 23 (8.46%) SAN
14 21 (7.72%) Internet
15 17 (6.25%) Ethernet
16 16 (5.88%) IP Telephony
17 15 (5.51%) Broadband
17 15 (5.51%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (9.56%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.84%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.74%) MySQL
5 1 (0.37%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (2.21%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.37%) Ant
General
1 38 (13.97%) Telecoms
2 27 (9.93%) Finance
3 10 (3.68%) Back Office
4 7 (2.57%) Legal
5 6 (2.21%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.84%) Law
7 4 (1.47%) Retail
8 3 (1.10%) Marketing
8 3 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.74%) Publishing
10 1 (0.37%) Automotive
10 1 (0.37%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 58 (21.32%) Analyst
2 56 (20.59%) Network Engineer
3 23 (8.46%) Cisco Engineer
3 23 (8.46%) IT Support
4 22 (8.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 20 (7.35%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 20 (7.35%) Support Engineer
6 16 (5.88%) IT Engineer
6 16 (5.88%) Support Analyst
7 15 (5.51%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 13 (4.78%) 2nd Line Support
8 13 (4.78%) Infrastructure Manager
8 13 (4.78%) Network Support
9 12 (4.41%) Architect
9 12 (4.41%) Technical Support
10 11 (4.04%) 3rd Line Support
10 11 (4.04%) Administrator
10 11 (4.04%) Network Analyst
10 11 (4.04%) Project Manager
10 11 (4.04%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.84%) Web Services
2 4 (1.47%) WAP
3 3 (1.10%) .NET
3 3 (1.10%) ASP.NET
3 3 (1.10%) XMPP
4 2 (0.74%) COM
4 2 (0.74%) Middleware
5 1 (0.37%) EDI
5 1 (0.37%) LAMP
5 1 (0.37%) XML
5 1 (0.37%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 34 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 19 (6.99%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (5.88%) Driving Licence
4 12 (4.41%) Management Information System
4 12 (4.41%) Wiki
5 9 (3.31%) iPad
6 6 (2.21%) CCTV
6 6 (2.21%) Client/Server
6 6 (2.21%) Clustering
6 6 (2.21%) FMCG
6 6 (2.21%) HP StoreVirtual
6 6 (2.21%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (1.47%) AS400
7 4 (1.47%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.47%) iSeries
7 4 (1.47%) IVR
7 4 (1.47%) RSA SecurID
7 4 (1.47%) STB
8 3 (1.10%) EPoS
8 3 (1.10%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 96 (35.29%) Windows
2 59 (21.69%) Windows Server
3 41 (15.07%) Windows Server 2008
4 37 (13.60%) Windows Server 2012
5 28 (10.29%) Windows 7
6 22 (8.09%) Windows Server 2003
7 15 (5.51%) Linux
8 14 (5.15%) Unix
9 11 (4.04%) Windows XP
10 9 (3.31%) Windows 10
10 9 (3.31%) Windows 8
11 6 (2.21%) Data ONTAP
12 5 (1.84%) Android
13 3 (1.10%) Solaris
14 2 (0.74%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.74%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.37%) CentOS
15 1 (0.37%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (20.22%) ITIL
2 21 (7.72%) PRINCE2
2 21 (7.72%) Project Management
2 21 (7.72%) Service Delivery
3 20 (7.35%) Disaster Recovery
3 20 (7.35%) Network Monitoring
4 19 (6.99%) High Availability
4 19 (6.99%) Migration
5 14 (5.15%) Line Management
5 14 (5.15%) Network Management
6 10 (3.68%) Performance Monitoring
6 10 (3.68%) Validation
7 9 (3.31%) Change Management
7 9 (3.31%) E-Commerce
7 9 (3.31%) Kalman Filter
7 9 (3.31%) Mentoring
7 9 (3.31%) Presales
7 9 (3.31%) Risk Management
7 9 (3.31%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (3.31%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 16 (5.88%) SQL
2 6 (2.21%) Perl
2 6 (2.21%) PowerShell
2 6 (2.21%) Python
3 5 (1.84%) C
3 5 (1.84%) Shell Script
3 5 (1.84%) VBScript
4 4 (1.47%) PHP
4 4 (1.47%) VB
5 3 (1.10%) C#
5 3 (1.10%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.37%) Java
6 1 (0.37%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.37%) PL/1
6 1 (0.37%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 82 (30.15%) Cisco Certification
2 62 (22.79%) CCNA
3 56 (20.59%) CCNP
4 33 (12.13%) Microsoft Certification
5 23 (8.46%) Security Cleared
6 22 (8.09%) Degree
7 20 (7.35%) MCSE
8 19 (6.99%) SC Cleared
9 16 (5.88%) MCP
10 15 (5.51%) MCSA
11 13 (4.78%) CCIE
12 12 (4.41%) ITIL Certification
13 10 (3.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 8 (2.94%) MCITP
15 7 (2.57%) MCTS
15 7 (2.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 6 (2.21%) JNCIP
16 6 (2.21%) JNCIS
16 6 (2.21%) PMI Certification
16 6 (2.21%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (15.07%) SLA
2 12 (4.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (2.21%) ISO 9001
4 4 (1.47%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.37%) QA
System Software
1 79 (29.04%) Active Directory
2 45 (16.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (9.19%) Hyper-V
4 9 (3.31%) vSphere
5 6 (2.21%) XenServer
6 4 (1.47%) XenDesktop
7 3 (1.10%) Terminal Services
7 3 (1.10%) XenApp
8 2 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.37%) Firmware
9 1 (0.37%) iptables
9 1 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.37%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 9 (3.31%) SCCM
2 6 (2.21%) HP Data Protector
2 6 (2.21%) Microsoft Clustering
2 6 (2.21%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (1.47%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (1.47%) ServiceCenter
4 2 (0.74%) FortiGate
4 2 (0.74%) HP SIM
4 2 (0.74%) XenMobile
5 1 (0.37%) Cacti
5 1 (0.37%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.37%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.37%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.37%) SCOM
5 1 (0.37%) SCSM
5 1 (0.37%) SmokePing
5 1 (0.37%) SnapMirror
5 1 (0.37%) SnapVault
5 1 (0.37%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.37%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 129 (47.43%) Cisco
2 92 (33.82%) Microsoft
3 86 (31.62%) VMware
4 51 (18.75%) Juniper
5 30 (11.03%) HP
6 22 (8.09%) CheckPoint
6 22 (8.09%) Citrix
7 11 (4.04%) Dell
7 11 (4.04%) Intel Security
7 11 (4.04%) Symantec
7 11 (4.04%) Veeam
8 10 (3.68%) 3PAR
8 10 (3.68%) NetApp
9 9 (3.31%) Sophos
10 8 (2.94%) Riverbed
11 7 (2.57%) Avaya
11 7 (2.57%) Extreme Networks
11 7 (2.57%) F5
11 7 (2.57%) Nimble Storage
11 7 (2.57%) Palo Alto
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 6 hours ago
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Salary: From £40,000 to £48,000 per annum + on call allowance + benefits
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Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + FlexiTime, Pension, Health
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Posted: Yesterday
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Rowlands Pharmacy
Salary: £20,080.52 per annum +£2,500 Annual Bonus, Saturday Overtime
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £27000.00 - £31000.00 per annum
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Manchester, Lancashire
Freshfields
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Wirral, Merseyside
FT Select
Salary: From £27,000 to £29,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bolton, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Alderley Edge, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £22000 - £26000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £23000 - £29000 per annum + pension, maybe company car
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Salary: £30000.00 - £35500.00 per annum
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Salary: £25000 - £27000 per annum + bens
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Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £32000 - £42000 per annum + Pension, Life Assurance
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Colne, Lancashire
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Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum to 40k + bonus + on call allowance
Posted: 3 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £24000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
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Chorley
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
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Stockport
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Salary: £28000 - £38000 per annum + bens
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Manchester
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Salary: competitive
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Chorley
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Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
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