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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 106 93 121
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +28
Permanent jobs citing WAN 155 182 150
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.54% 2.69% 2.08%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.18% 18.02% 12.80%
Number of salaries quoted 126 151 126
Average salary £39,000 £32,500 £29,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% +10.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £46,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -
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
1021 1010 1172
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 16.76% 14.95% 16.23%
Number of salaries quoted 786 785 947
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015. 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 +7 96 £44,000 +51.72% 9
Cheshire +1 36 £37,500 +15.38% 6
Merseyside +10 13 £37,500 +8.69% 2
Lancashire -22 10 £35,000 +7.69%
Cumbria -9 1 £24,936 -23.27%
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

1 294 (87.24%) LAN
2 192 (56.97%) Windows
3 163 (48.37%) Cisco
4 147 (43.62%) Active Directory
5 132 (39.17%) Microsoft
6 121 (35.91%) VMware
7 106 (31.45%) Firewall
7 106 (31.45%) Cisco Certification
8 103 (30.56%) ITIL
9 95 (28.19%) DHCP
10 90 (26.71%) DNS
11 88 (26.11%) MS Exchange
12 87 (25.82%) CCNA
13 83 (24.63%) VMware Infrastructure
14 82 (24.33%) TCP/IP
15 75 (22.26%) Finance
16 68 (20.18%) Windows Server 2008
17 62 (18.40%) VPN
18 60 (17.80%) Microsoft Certification
19 57 (16.91%) Windows 7
20 56 (16.62%) Windows Server 2012
21 55 (16.32%) Exchange Server 2010
21 55 (16.32%) Windows Server 2003
22 54 (16.02%) HP
23 52 (15.43%) Citrix
24 47 (13.95%) SLA
25 46 (13.65%) CCNP
25 46 (13.65%) SAN
25 46 (13.65%) Windows 8
26 45 (13.35%) Degree

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 88 (26.11%) MS Exchange
2 55 (16.32%) Exchange Server 2010
3 38 (11.28%) Exchange Server 2003
4 31 (9.20%) Exchange Server 2013
5 30 (8.90%) Exchange Server 2007
6 24 (7.12%) SharePoint
7 22 (6.53%) IIS
8 17 (5.04%) Lync
9 8 (2.37%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (1.48%) IBM Notes
11 3 (0.89%) Oracle 9iAS
11 3 (0.89%) CMS
11 3 (0.89%) Oracle Application Server
12 2 (0.59%) Lotus Domino
13 1 (0.30%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.30%) Apache
13 1 (0.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.30%) SharePoint Server
13 1 (0.30%) WordPress
Applications
1 33 (9.79%) MS Excel
2 32 (9.50%) MS Office
3 6 (1.78%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.89%) PowerPivot
4 3 (0.89%) ProjectWise
5 1 (0.30%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 5 (1.48%) Sage 50
2 4 (1.19%) Oracle Financials
3 3 (0.89%) Tridion
3 3 (0.89%) Primavera
4 2 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.97%) Office 365
2 6 (1.78%) SaaS
3 3 (0.89%) Mimecast
4 2 (0.59%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.59%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.30%) IaaS
5 1 (0.30%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 294 (87.24%) LAN
2 106 (31.45%) Firewall
3 95 (28.19%) DHCP
4 90 (26.71%) DNS
5 82 (24.33%) TCP/IP
6 62 (18.40%) VPN
7 46 (13.65%) SAN
8 40 (11.87%) Network Security
9 38 (11.28%) VoIP
10 37 (10.98%) Wireless
11 36 (10.68%) Wi-Fi
12 35 (10.39%) MPLS
13 31 (9.20%) VLAN
14 25 (7.42%) BGP
15 24 (7.12%) Internet
16 23 (6.82%) WLAN
17 16 (4.75%) PBX
17 16 (4.75%) SSL
18 15 (4.45%) OSPF
18 15 (4.45%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (13.35%) SQL Server
2 19 (5.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (3.86%) SQL Server 2005
4 9 (2.67%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (2.37%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (1.48%) Crystal Reports
8 4 (1.19%) Oracle Database
8 4 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (1.19%) MySQL
9 3 (0.89%) Informix
9 3 (0.89%) Oracle9i Database
9 3 (0.89%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (0.89%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.30%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 5 (1.48%) Metasploit
2 3 (0.89%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 75 (22.26%) Finance
2 33 (9.79%) Telecoms
3 12 (3.56%) Retail
4 11 (3.26%) Back Office
5 9 (2.67%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.78%) Legal
7 4 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.59%) Games
8 2 (0.59%) Law
9 1 (0.30%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 61 (18.10%) Network Engineer
2 49 (14.54%) Support Engineer
3 41 (12.17%) Analyst
4 39 (11.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 33 (9.79%) IT Support
6 30 (8.90%) 2nd Line Support
7 22 (6.53%) IT Support Engineer
8 21 (6.23%) Cisco Engineer
9 18 (5.34%) Administrator
10 17 (5.04%) Security Engineer
11 16 (4.75%) Network Security Engineer
12 15 (4.45%) Support Analyst
12 15 (4.45%) Consultant
13 14 (4.15%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 14 (4.15%) Network Consultant
13 14 (4.15%) Architect
13 14 (4.15%) 3rd Line Support
14 13 (3.86%) Technical Support
14 13 (3.86%) Senior Network Engineer
15 12 (3.56%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.78%) Web Services
2 4 (1.19%) EDI
2 4 (1.19%) .NET
3 3 (0.89%) XML
3 3 (0.89%) XSLT
3 3 (0.89%) ASP.NET
3 3 (0.89%) X-Windows
3 3 (0.89%) WebCenter
4 2 (0.59%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (4.75%) FlexPod
2 11 (3.26%) Management Information System
2 11 (3.26%) Replication
2 11 (3.26%) Video Conferencing
2 11 (3.26%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (2.97%) Blackberry
3 10 (2.97%) Client/Server
4 9 (2.67%) Thin Client
4 9 (2.67%) Fat Client
5 8 (2.37%) Mobile Computing
5 8 (2.37%) iPhone
5 8 (2.37%) Clustering
6 7 (2.08%) Computer Science
6 7 (2.08%) iPad
7 5 (1.48%) EPoS
7 5 (1.48%) Mathematics
7 5 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.48%) Open Source
8 4 (1.19%) RMADS
9 3 (0.89%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 192 (56.97%) Windows
2 68 (20.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 57 (16.91%) Windows 7
4 56 (16.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 55 (16.32%) Windows Server 2003
6 46 (13.65%) Windows 8
7 41 (12.17%) Windows XP
8 23 (6.82%) UNIX
9 18 (5.34%) Linux
10 3 (0.89%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.59%) CentOS
11 2 (0.59%) Solaris
12 1 (0.30%) AIX
12 1 (0.30%) HPUX
12 1 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.30%) Android
12 1 (0.30%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (30.56%) ITIL
2 43 (12.76%) Disaster Recovery
3 30 (8.90%) Project Management
4 23 (6.82%) PRINCE2
4 23 (6.82%) Migration
5 22 (6.53%) Network Architecture
6 21 (6.23%) Network Design
7 18 (5.34%) Service Delivery
8 16 (4.75%) Business Continuity
9 14 (4.15%) ERP
10 12 (3.56%) Information Security
10 12 (3.56%) Service Management
11 11 (3.26%) Load Balancing
11 11 (3.26%) Cash Management
11 11 (3.26%) Infrastructure Management
12 10 (2.97%) Operations Management
12 10 (2.97%) Change Management
13 9 (2.67%) Network Management
14 8 (2.37%) Change Control
14 8 (2.37%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (9.79%) SQL
2 24 (7.12%) PowerShell
3 12 (3.56%) C
4 8 (2.37%) VBScript
4 8 (2.37%) VB
5 7 (2.08%) T-SQL
6 4 (1.19%) VB.NET
7 3 (0.89%) C#
7 3 (0.89%) JavaScript
7 3 (0.89%) PL/SQL
7 3 (0.89%) Prolog
8 1 (0.30%) Java
Qualifications
1 106 (31.45%) Cisco Certification
2 87 (25.82%) CCNA
3 60 (17.80%) Microsoft Certification
4 46 (13.65%) CCNP
5 45 (13.35%) Degree
6 30 (8.90%) MCSE
7 24 (7.12%) MCTS
8 22 (6.53%) ITIL Certification
8 22 (6.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 18 (5.34%) NCDA
10 15 (4.45%) CCIE
11 14 (4.15%) MCP
12 13 (3.86%) MCSA
13 12 (3.56%) MCITP
13 12 (3.56%) CISSP
14 10 (2.97%) Security Cleared
14 10 (2.97%) Citrix Certification
15 9 (2.67%) CCA
15 9 (2.67%) SC Cleared
16 5 (1.48%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (13.95%) SLA
2 12 (3.56%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.89%) QA
4 2 (0.59%) JSP 440
4 2 (0.59%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.30%) COBIT
System Software
1 147 (43.62%) Active Directory
2 83 (24.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (10.39%) Hyper-V
4 22 (6.53%) XenApp
5 19 (5.64%) vSphere
6 17 (5.04%) XenDesktop
7 11 (3.26%) XenServer
8 5 (1.48%) Terminal Services
9 3 (0.89%) Terminal Server
9 3 (0.89%) VMware ESX
9 3 (0.89%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 3 (0.89%) VMware Server
10 2 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.59%) ProxySG
11 1 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.30%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 23 (6.82%) SCCM
2 15 (4.45%) Backup Exec
3 11 (3.26%) WSUS
4 8 (2.37%) SCOM
4 8 (2.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 5 (1.48%) OpenView
6 4 (1.19%) WMI
7 3 (0.89%) Nagios
7 3 (0.89%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.89%) OVSD
7 3 (0.89%) ServiceCenter
8 2 (0.59%) FortiGate
8 2 (0.59%) CiscoWorks
9 1 (0.30%) Cisco LMS
9 1 (0.30%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 163 (48.37%) Cisco
2 132 (39.17%) Microsoft
3 121 (35.91%) VMware
4 54 (16.02%) HP
5 52 (15.43%) Citrix
6 44 (13.06%) NetApp
7 27 (8.01%) Juniper
7 27 (8.01%) Dell
8 22 (6.53%) Symantec
9 21 (6.23%) CheckPoint
10 20 (5.93%) Veeam
11 16 (4.75%) IBM
12 14 (4.15%) SolarWinds
13 13 (3.86%) Avaya
14 11 (3.26%) Oracle
15 10 (2.97%) F5
16 9 (2.67%) EMC
16 9 (2.67%) BT
16 9 (2.67%) Fortinet
17 8 (2.37%) McAfee
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Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: £30000 - £34000 per annum + Benefits package
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