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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 117 114 121
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +7
Permanent jobs citing WAN 167 143 154
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.25% 2.09% 2.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.95% 14.20% 14.49%
Number of salaries quoted 141 118 144
Average salary £33,000 £37,500 £32,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.00% +14.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £24,300 £22,850
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £70,000 £53,600
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -1.31%
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
1047 1007 1063
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.13% 14.69% 14.57%
Number of salaries quoted 878 838 895
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 £22,500 £23,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £65,000
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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +9 94 £33,000 +1.53% 14
Cheshire +12 48 £30,000 -38.77% 10
Merseyside 0 11 £40,250 -3.01% 2
Cumbria - 5 £42,500 -
Lancashire -8 3 £18,000 -26.53% 1
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 270 (82.57%) LAN
2 194 (59.33%) Windows
3 151 (46.18%) Microsoft
4 147 (44.95%) VMware
5 142 (43.43%) Cisco
6 133 (40.67%) Active Directory
7 104 (31.80%) VMware Infrastructure
8 96 (29.36%) Firewall
9 90 (27.52%) Windows Server 2008
10 84 (25.69%) Cisco Certification
11 79 (24.16%) Citrix
12 76 (23.24%) VPN
13 74 (22.63%) ITIL
14 72 (22.02%) MS Excel
14 72 (22.02%) Windows Server 2003
15 71 (21.71%) MS Exchange
16 67 (20.49%) SAN
17 65 (19.88%) TCP/IP
18 59 (18.04%) CCNA
19 56 (17.13%) Windows Server 2012
20 53 (16.21%) Hyper-V
20 53 (16.21%) Microsoft Certification
21 49 (14.98%) Finance
22 48 (14.68%) CCNP
23 44 (13.46%) HP
23 44 (13.46%) Windows 7
24 43 (13.15%) Wi-Fi
25 42 (12.84%) SLA
26 41 (12.54%) Windows XP
27 39 (11.93%) UNIX

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 71 (21.71%) MS Exchange
2 37 (11.31%) Exchange Server 2010
3 27 (8.26%) Exchange Server 2003
4 22 (6.73%) Exchange Server 2007
5 18 (5.50%) SharePoint
6 16 (4.89%) Exchange Server 2013
7 11 (3.36%) IIS
8 7 (2.14%) Lync
9 5 (1.53%) Apache
10 3 (0.92%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.92%) Site Server
11 2 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 72 (22.02%) MS Excel
2 24 (7.34%) MS Office
3 2 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.31%) MS Project
4 1 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.92%) Bond Adapt
2 2 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.31%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.98%) Office 365
2 4 (1.22%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.61%) SaaS
3 2 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.61%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 270 (82.57%) LAN
2 96 (29.36%) Firewall
3 76 (23.24%) VPN
4 67 (20.49%) SAN
5 65 (19.88%) TCP/IP
6 43 (13.15%) Wi-Fi
7 38 (11.62%) DNS
8 31 (9.48%) MPLS
9 28 (8.56%) DHCP
10 26 (7.95%) Wireless
10 26 (7.95%) VLAN
10 26 (7.95%) Network Security
11 23 (7.03%) Internet
12 22 (6.73%) Ethernet
13 18 (5.50%) VoIP
13 18 (5.50%) NAS
14 13 (3.98%) Cisco ASA
14 13 (3.98%) ADSL
14 13 (3.98%) OSPF
15 11 (3.36%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (9.48%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.36%) SQL Server 2008
2 11 (3.36%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (2.75%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (0.92%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.61%) MySQL
6 1 (0.31%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.31%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (1.53%) QuickTest Pro
1 5 (1.53%) LoadRunner
2 2 (0.61%) JIRA
2 2 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 49 (14.98%) Finance
2 22 (6.73%) Telecoms
3 19 (5.81%) Back Office
4 12 (3.67%) Retail
5 8 (2.45%) Marketing
6 6 (1.83%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.83%) Law
7 4 (1.22%) Legal
7 4 (1.22%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.61%) Advertising
9 1 (0.31%) Billing
Job Titles
1 69 (21.10%) Analyst
2 43 (13.15%) Network Engineer
3 41 (12.54%) Support Engineer
4 30 (9.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 28 (8.56%) Support Analyst
6 20 (6.12%) Administrator
7 19 (5.81%) Consultant
8 17 (5.20%) Systems Administrator
8 17 (5.20%) 3rd Line Support
8 17 (5.20%) 2nd Line Support
9 16 (4.89%) Technical Analyst
10 15 (4.59%) IT Support
11 13 (3.98%) Service Analyst
12 12 (3.67%) Service Desk Analyst
12 12 (3.67%) Architect
13 10 (3.06%) Cisco Engineer
14 9 (2.75%) Network Support
14 9 (2.75%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
14 9 (2.75%) Systems Engineer
14 9 (2.75%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.75%) Web Services
2 3 (0.92%) HTML
2 3 (0.92%) .NET
2 3 (0.92%) CSS
3 2 (0.61%) COM
4 1 (0.31%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.31%) XML
4 1 (0.31%) ODBC
4 1 (0.31%) WSH
4 1 (0.31%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 16 (4.89%) Thin Client
1 16 (4.89%) Fat Client
2 15 (4.59%) iPhone
2 15 (4.59%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (3.06%) Blackberry
4 9 (2.75%) FMCG
5 8 (2.45%) Management Information System
6 6 (1.83%) Computer Science
6 6 (1.83%) CMDB
7 5 (1.53%) EPoS
7 5 (1.53%) Firmware
7 5 (1.53%) Replication
7 5 (1.53%) Enterprise Storage
7 5 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.22%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.22%) IPTV
9 2 (0.61%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.61%) NHS
9 2 (0.61%) CLARiiON
10 1 (0.31%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 194 (59.33%) Windows
2 90 (27.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 72 (22.02%) Windows Server 2003
4 56 (17.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 44 (13.46%) Windows 7
6 41 (12.54%) Windows XP
7 39 (11.93%) UNIX
8 24 (7.34%) Linux
8 24 (7.34%) Windows 8
9 13 (3.98%) Solaris
10 9 (2.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (1.53%) Android
11 5 (1.53%) Apple iOS
12 4 (1.22%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.92%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.61%) Debian
14 2 (0.61%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.31%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.31%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.31%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (22.63%) ITIL
2 27 (8.26%) Service Delivery
3 26 (7.95%) Project Management
4 24 (7.34%) Migration
5 23 (7.03%) Disaster Recovery
6 18 (5.50%) Change Control
7 17 (5.20%) Problem Management
7 17 (5.20%) Coaching
8 16 (4.89%) Load Balancing
9 14 (4.28%) Change Management
10 13 (3.98%) Network Design
11 11 (3.36%) ERP
11 11 (3.36%) PRINCE2
12 9 (2.75%) Test Scripting
12 9 (2.75%) Incident Management
13 8 (2.45%) IT Governance
13 8 (2.45%) Resource Management
13 8 (2.45%) Root Cause Analysis
13 8 (2.45%) Capacity Planning
14 7 (2.14%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 34 (10.40%) SQL
2 5 (1.53%) PowerShell
3 3 (0.92%) VBScript
3 3 (0.92%) Java
4 2 (0.61%) JavaScript
4 2 (0.61%) Perl
5 1 (0.31%) C
5 1 (0.31%) C#
5 1 (0.31%) VB
5 1 (0.31%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.31%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 84 (25.69%) Cisco Certification
2 59 (18.04%) CCNA
3 53 (16.21%) Microsoft Certification
4 48 (14.68%) CCNP
5 26 (7.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 25 (7.65%) MCSE
7 22 (6.73%) Degree
8 19 (5.81%) MCP
9 15 (4.59%) MCTS
10 13 (3.98%) MCSA
11 12 (3.67%) CCIE
11 12 (3.67%) SC Cleared
11 12 (3.67%) Security Cleared
12 10 (3.06%) CCDP
12 10 (3.06%) MCITP
13 8 (2.45%) NCDA
14 7 (2.14%) CCA
14 7 (2.14%) Citrix Certification
15 5 (1.53%) ISEB
15 5 (1.53%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (12.84%) SLA
2 15 (4.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (4.28%) QA
4 5 (1.53%) BS7799
5 3 (0.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.31%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.31%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 133 (40.67%) Active Directory
2 104 (31.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 53 (16.21%) Hyper-V
4 29 (8.87%) XenApp
5 24 (7.34%) vSphere
6 17 (5.20%) XenDesktop
7 11 (3.36%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 10 (3.06%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (3.06%) MetaFrame
9 9 (2.75%) Terminal Services
10 7 (2.14%) XenServer
11 4 (1.22%) vCloud
12 3 (0.92%) VMware Server
12 3 (0.92%) NFS
12 3 (0.92%) VMware ESX
12 3 (0.92%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.61%) Squid
14 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.31%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 11 (3.36%) SCCM
2 9 (2.75%) SCOM
3 7 (2.14%) McAfee ePO
4 5 (1.53%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (1.22%) WSUS
5 4 (1.22%) OpenView
5 4 (1.22%) CiscoWorks
6 3 (0.92%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (0.92%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.31%) Nagios
7 1 (0.31%) Cacti
Vendors
1 151 (46.18%) Microsoft
2 147 (44.95%) VMware
3 142 (43.43%) Cisco
4 79 (24.16%) Citrix
5 44 (13.46%) HP
6 27 (8.26%) Juniper
7 20 (6.12%) Dell
8 19 (5.81%) NetApp
8 19 (5.81%) CheckPoint
9 17 (5.20%) EMC
10 16 (4.89%) McAfee
11 14 (4.28%) Red Hat
12 11 (3.36%) Apple
13 10 (3.06%) ProCurve
14 9 (2.75%) Riverbed
14 9 (2.75%) Ipanema Technologies
14 9 (2.75%) Blue Coat
14 9 (2.75%) Symantec
14 9 (2.75%) Business Objects
14 9 (2.75%) SAP
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