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 26 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
England / North West
Rank 124 111 98
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -13
Permanent jobs citing WAN 135 139 183
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.28% 2.45% 2.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.15% 16.93% 16.32%
Number of salaries quoted 103 120 170
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £33,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +4.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,100 £20,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £53,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%

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
836 821 1121
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.09% 14.46% 16.13%
Number of salaries quoted 630 678 906
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £21,500 £23,300
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +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 26 February 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 26 February 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 -33 90 £41,000 +9.33% 20
Cheshire +13 21 £43,250 +69.60% 8
Lancashire +4 15 £25,000 -15.25% 2
Merseyside 0 8 £26,000 -54.78% 2
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 February 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.

1 258 (77.01%) LAN
2 178 (53.13%) Firewall
3 177 (52.84%) Cisco
4 153 (45.67%) Active Directory
5 125 (37.31%) Windows
6 106 (31.64%) VMware
7 100 (29.85%) Microsoft
7 100 (29.85%) DNS
8 99 (29.55%) Cisco Certification
9 87 (25.97%) DHCP
10 80 (23.88%) TCP/IP
11 78 (23.28%) VMware Infrastructure
12 76 (22.69%) CCNP
13 72 (21.49%) Network Security
14 69 (20.60%) ITIL
15 67 (20.00%) VPN
16 66 (19.70%) Hyper-V
17 63 (18.81%) Internet
18 61 (18.21%) BGP
18 61 (18.21%) VLAN
19 58 (17.31%) VoIP
19 58 (17.31%) WLAN
19 58 (17.31%) Wireless
20 54 (16.12%) Data Centre
21 53 (15.82%) OSPF
22 51 (15.22%) Windows Server
23 49 (14.63%) SQL Server
23 49 (14.63%) Network Management
24 48 (14.33%) MPLS
25 46 (13.73%) Network Design

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 44 (13.13%) MS Exchange
2 15 (4.48%) SharePoint
3 14 (4.18%) Exchange Server 2013
4 11 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2007
5 10 (2.99%) IIS
6 9 (2.69%) Confluence
7 8 (2.39%) Skype for Business
8 6 (1.79%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.60%) nginx
Applications
1 44 (13.13%) MS Excel
2 26 (7.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 36 (10.75%) Office 365
2 27 (8.06%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (4.18%) Amazon EC2
3 14 (4.18%) Amazon S3
4 13 (3.88%) AWS CloudFormation
5 12 (3.58%) SaaS
6 11 (3.28%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (1.19%) Basecamp
7 4 (1.19%) IaaS
8 1 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.30%) PaaS
8 1 (0.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.30%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 258 (77.01%) LAN
2 178 (53.13%) Firewall
3 100 (29.85%) DNS
4 87 (25.97%) DHCP
5 80 (23.88%) TCP/IP
6 72 (21.49%) Network Security
7 67 (20.00%) VPN
8 63 (18.81%) Internet
9 61 (18.21%) BGP
9 61 (18.21%) VLAN
10 58 (17.31%) VoIP
10 58 (17.31%) Wireless
10 58 (17.31%) WLAN
11 53 (15.82%) OSPF
12 48 (14.33%) MPLS
13 38 (11.34%) Intrusion Detection
14 37 (11.04%) Cisco Nexus
15 35 (10.45%) Wi-Fi
16 26 (7.76%) Cisco IOS
16 26 (7.76%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (14.63%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.28%) Oracle Database
2 11 (3.28%) Oracle Database 11g
2 11 (3.28%) SQL Server 2008
2 11 (3.28%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (1.19%) MySQL
4 2 (0.60%) Informix
5 1 (0.30%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (3.88%) JIRA
2 9 (2.69%) Git (software)
3 7 (2.09%) Jenkins
4 4 (1.19%) Bugzilla
General
1 45 (13.43%) Telecoms
2 26 (7.76%) Finance
3 12 (3.58%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.19%) Games
5 3 (0.90%) Advertising
5 3 (0.90%) Legal
5 3 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (0.90%) Retail
6 2 (0.60%) Back Office
6 2 (0.60%) Law
7 1 (0.30%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 84 (25.07%) Network Engineer
2 71 (21.19%) Analyst
3 48 (14.33%) Support Engineer
4 41 (12.24%) IT Support
5 37 (11.04%) Support Analyst
6 30 (8.96%) 2nd Line Support
7 27 (8.06%) IT Analyst
8 26 (7.76%) IT Support Analyst
9 24 (7.16%) IT Engineer
10 23 (6.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 22 (6.57%) Senior Network Engineer
12 20 (5.97%) Network Analyst
13 19 (5.67%) Infrastructure Support
14 15 (4.48%) 1st/2nd Line Support
14 15 (4.48%) Architect
14 15 (4.48%) Linux Engineer
15 14 (4.18%) IT Support Engineer
15 14 (4.18%) Windows Engineer
16 13 (3.88%) Linux Support
16 13 (3.88%) Network Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (4.78%) Web Services
2 2 (0.60%) .NET
2 2 (0.60%) 802.1X
2 2 (0.60%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (0.30%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.30%) EDI
3 1 (0.30%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 54 (16.12%) Data Centre
2 45 (13.43%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (8.36%) NHS
4 19 (5.67%) Management Information System
5 17 (5.07%) Video Conferencing
6 15 (4.48%) Driving Licence
7 9 (2.69%) Wiki
8 8 (2.39%) Life Science
9 7 (2.09%) Computer Science
9 7 (2.09%) FlexPod
10 6 (1.79%) Client/Server
11 5 (1.49%) HP StoreVirtual
11 5 (1.49%) RSA SecurID
12 4 (1.19%) Fat Client
12 4 (1.19%) Thin Client
13 3 (0.90%) Private Cloud
14 2 (0.60%) Clustering
14 2 (0.60%) Cyber Attack
14 2 (0.60%) Replication
14 2 (0.60%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 125 (37.31%) Windows
2 51 (15.22%) Windows Server
3 46 (13.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 43 (12.84%) Linux
5 27 (8.06%) Windows 7
6 23 (6.87%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (5.67%) Unix
8 17 (5.07%) Windows Server 2003
9 16 (4.78%) Solaris
10 9 (2.69%) Data ONTAP
11 8 (2.39%) Windows XP
12 6 (1.79%) CentOS
13 4 (1.19%) Windows 10
14 3 (0.90%) AIX
15 2 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.60%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.60%) Windows Vista
16 1 (0.30%) Android
16 1 (0.30%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (20.60%) ITIL
2 49 (14.63%) Network Management
3 46 (13.73%) Network Design
4 39 (11.64%) Disaster Recovery
5 37 (11.04%) High Availability
6 35 (10.45%) Service Management
7 26 (7.76%) Configuration Management
8 23 (6.87%) Change Management
8 23 (6.87%) Mentoring
9 22 (6.57%) Network Monitoring
10 21 (6.27%) Migration
10 21 (6.27%) Security Management
11 20 (5.97%) Load Balancing
11 20 (5.97%) PRINCE2
12 19 (5.67%) Identity Access Management
12 19 (5.67%) Information Security
13 18 (5.37%) Agile Software Development
14 17 (5.07%) Capacity Planning
14 17 (5.07%) Data Protection
15 16 (4.78%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 37 (11.04%) SQL
2 23 (6.87%) Perl
2 23 (6.87%) Python
3 19 (5.67%) PowerShell
4 10 (2.99%) PHP
5 8 (2.39%) VB
6 7 (2.09%) VBScript
7 2 (0.60%) C
7 2 (0.60%) C#
7 2 (0.60%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.30%) Delphi
8 1 (0.30%) Pascal
8 1 (0.30%) R
8 1 (0.30%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 99 (29.55%) Cisco Certification
2 76 (22.69%) CCNP
3 45 (13.43%) CCNA
4 40 (11.94%) Degree
5 37 (11.04%) Microsoft Certification
6 31 (9.25%) MCSE
7 22 (6.57%) CCIE
8 12 (3.58%) MCP
9 10 (2.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 9 (2.69%) NCIE
11 7 (2.09%) JNCIP
12 6 (1.79%) A+ Certification
12 6 (1.79%) MCSA
12 6 (1.79%) Network+ Certification
13 5 (1.49%) CISSP
13 5 (1.49%) MCITP
14 4 (1.19%) RHCE
14 4 (1.19%) SCNA
14 4 (1.19%) SCSA
14 4 (1.19%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (10.45%) SLA
2 14 (4.18%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 153 (45.67%) Active Directory
2 78 (23.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 66 (19.70%) Hyper-V
4 15 (4.48%) vSphere
5 6 (1.79%) Sendmail
5 6 (1.79%) Virtual Desktop
5 6 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (1.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 4 (1.19%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.60%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.30%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 20 (5.97%) Cisco CUCM
2 16 (4.78%) Cisco Prime
2 16 (4.78%) Nagios
2 16 (4.78%) Puppet
2 16 (4.78%) SCCM
3 13 (3.88%) OpenNMS
4 9 (2.69%) RANCID
5 7 (2.09%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (1.49%) SCOM
6 5 (1.49%) ServiceCenter
7 4 (1.19%) FortiGate
7 4 (1.19%) HockeyApp
7 4 (1.19%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (0.90%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (0.90%) SCDPM
8 3 (0.90%) SCVMM
8 3 (0.90%) WSUS
9 2 (0.60%) Nessus
9 2 (0.60%) Nmap
9 2 (0.60%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 177 (52.84%) Cisco
2 106 (31.64%) VMware
3 100 (29.85%) Microsoft
4 38 (11.34%) Juniper
5 35 (10.45%) HP
6 28 (8.36%) CheckPoint
7 24 (7.16%) NetApp
8 19 (5.67%) F5
9 18 (5.37%) Intel Security
10 17 (5.07%) SolarWinds
11 15 (4.48%) Avaya
11 15 (4.48%) Fortinet
12 13 (3.88%) Oracle
13 12 (3.58%) Brocade
13 12 (3.58%) Citrix
13 12 (3.58%) Dell
13 12 (3.58%) Veeam
14 11 (3.28%) Ericsson
14 11 (3.28%) Foundry
14 11 (3.28%) Huawei
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Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Oldham
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Estio Technology Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Greater Manchester
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £70,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £36000 - £42000 per annum + Inc OT + Great Benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Broster Buchanan
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
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Manchester, Lancashire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + generous package
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Manchester
iKas International
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Broster Buchanan
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The MRJ Group
Salary: From £75,000 to £85,000 per annum Car, Bonus
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Knutsford, Cheshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to £42k
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Chorley, Lancashire
Talent International
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 45,000 + benefits
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Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £32000 per annum
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Search Consultancy
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Search Consultancy
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Search Consultancy
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Itecco
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Bonus + MORE
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £65000 per annum + Comprehensive Benefits Package
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
IT Lab
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Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
IT Lab
Salary: dependent on experience
Posted: 5 days ago
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Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Depending on Exp. bens, bonus
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Manchester
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Chorley
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