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 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 96 88 134
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +46
Permanent jobs citing WAN 176 191 150
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.55% 2.89% 1.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.97% 20.69% 12.40%
Number of salaries quoted 152 174 121
Average salary £33,500 £35,250 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.96% +8.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,700 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
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
1102 923 1210
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 15.99% 13.98% 15.28%
Number of salaries quoted 920 803 993
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +19.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,750 £55,000 £52,500
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 26 January 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 26 January 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 -13 95 £33,500 +3.07% 24
Cheshire +1 56 £35,000 -21.78% 2
Lancashire +1 18 £27,500 -13.38%
Merseyside -1 6 £28,500 -18.57% 3
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

1 311 (86.87%) LAN
2 216 (60.34%) Windows
3 175 (48.88%) Microsoft
4 167 (46.65%) Active Directory
5 160 (44.69%) Cisco
6 131 (36.59%) VMware
7 121 (33.80%) Firewall
8 106 (29.61%) MS Exchange
9 104 (29.05%) TCP/IP
10 92 (25.70%) VMware Infrastructure
11 85 (23.74%) DNS
12 81 (22.63%) ITIL
13 80 (22.35%) Cisco Certification
13 80 (22.35%) Windows Server 2008
14 77 (21.51%) Finance
15 74 (20.67%) VPN
15 74 (20.67%) DHCP
16 72 (20.11%) Citrix
17 70 (19.55%) CCNA
18 58 (16.20%) Microsoft Certification
18 58 (16.20%) Windows Server 2003
18 58 (16.20%) Windows 7
19 56 (15.64%) Exchange Server 2010
19 56 (15.64%) Windows Server 2012
20 55 (15.36%) Hyper-V
21 53 (14.80%) MS Excel
22 49 (13.69%) SAN
23 48 (13.41%) HP
24 46 (12.85%) Windows 8
25 45 (12.57%) Windows XP

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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
1 106 (29.61%) MS Exchange
2 56 (15.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 28 (7.82%) SharePoint
4 27 (7.54%) Exchange Server 2003
5 24 (6.70%) Exchange Server 2007
6 18 (5.03%) IIS
7 16 (4.47%) Exchange Server 2013
8 13 (3.63%) IBM Notes
9 8 (2.23%) Lotus Domino
9 8 (2.23%) SharePoint 2013
10 7 (1.96%) Lync
11 3 (0.84%) Apache
12 1 (0.28%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.28%) SAS
Applications
1 53 (14.80%) MS Excel
2 29 (8.10%) MS Office
3 5 (1.40%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.28%) MS Project
4 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.28%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 16 (4.47%) Office 365
2 6 (1.68%) SaaS
3 1 (0.28%) PaaS
3 1 (0.28%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 311 (86.87%) LAN
2 121 (33.80%) Firewall
3 104 (29.05%) TCP/IP
4 85 (23.74%) DNS
5 74 (20.67%) VPN
5 74 (20.67%) DHCP
6 49 (13.69%) SAN
7 44 (12.29%) MPLS
8 42 (11.73%) Wi-Fi
9 34 (9.50%) VLAN
10 32 (8.94%) VoIP
11 30 (8.38%) Wireless
12 27 (7.54%) Network Security
13 22 (6.15%) OSPF
14 17 (4.75%) BGP
14 17 (4.75%) IP Telephony
14 17 (4.75%) NAS
15 16 (4.47%) RIP
16 15 (4.19%) Cisco ASA
16 15 (4.19%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (12.57%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.51%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (1.96%) Crystal Reports
3 7 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (1.68%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (1.68%) BusinessObjects
4 6 (1.68%) MySQL
5 5 (1.40%) Ingres
5 5 (1.40%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.56%) MS Access
8 1 (0.28%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (1.96%) Visual Studio
2 5 (1.40%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (1.40%) LoadRunner
2 5 (1.40%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.84%) Metasploit
General
1 77 (21.51%) Finance
2 31 (8.66%) Telecoms
3 18 (5.03%) Back Office
4 6 (1.68%) Retail
4 6 (1.68%) Law
4 6 (1.68%) Legal
5 5 (1.40%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.40%) Games
6 4 (1.12%) Marketing
7 3 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 58 (16.20%) Analyst
2 53 (14.80%) Support Engineer
3 50 (13.97%) Network Engineer
4 45 (12.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 32 (8.94%) 2nd Line Support
6 28 (7.82%) Administrator
6 28 (7.82%) IT Support
7 27 (7.54%) Support Analyst
8 23 (6.42%) 3rd Line Support
8 23 (6.42%) Systems Administrator
9 17 (4.75%) Architect
10 16 (4.47%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 14 (3.91%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 11 (3.07%) IT Support Engineer
13 10 (2.79%) Network Support
13 10 (2.79%) Infrastructure Manager
14 9 (2.51%) Network Manager
14 9 (2.51%) Cisco Engineer
14 9 (2.51%) Technical Analyst
14 9 (2.51%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.79%) Web Services
2 3 (0.84%) X-Windows
3 1 (0.28%) jQuery
3 1 (0.28%) HTML
3 1 (0.28%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (5.31%) Management Information System
2 11 (3.07%) Replication
3 10 (2.79%) Thin Client
3 10 (2.79%) Fat Client
3 10 (2.79%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (1.68%) FlexPod
4 6 (1.68%) FMCG
5 5 (1.40%) iPhone
5 5 (1.40%) CMDB
5 5 (1.40%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (1.12%) Mobile Computing
6 4 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.12%) Open Source
7 3 (0.84%) EqualLogic
7 3 (0.84%) RMADS
7 3 (0.84%) EPoS
7 3 (0.84%) Computer Science
7 3 (0.84%) Blackberry
7 3 (0.84%) Clustering
8 2 (0.56%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 216 (60.34%) Windows
2 80 (22.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 58 (16.20%) Windows 7
3 58 (16.20%) Windows Server 2003
4 56 (15.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 46 (12.85%) Windows 8
6 45 (12.57%) Windows XP
7 41 (11.45%) UNIX
8 31 (8.66%) Linux
9 9 (2.51%) Ubuntu
10 8 (2.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (1.12%) Windows Vista
11 4 (1.12%) Android
11 4 (1.12%) Debian
12 3 (0.84%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.84%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.56%) Solaris
14 1 (0.28%) AIX
14 1 (0.28%) HPUX
14 1 (0.28%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (22.63%) ITIL
2 42 (11.73%) Disaster Recovery
3 30 (8.38%) Project Management
4 27 (7.54%) Migration
5 18 (5.03%) PRINCE2
6 17 (4.75%) ERP
6 17 (4.75%) Change Management
7 15 (4.19%) Business Continuity
7 15 (4.19%) Service Delivery
8 14 (3.91%) Risk Assessment
8 14 (3.91%) Load Balancing
9 12 (3.35%) Mentoring
9 12 (3.35%) Coaching
10 11 (3.07%) Line Management
11 10 (2.79%) Kalman Filter
11 10 (2.79%) Test Scripting
12 9 (2.51%) Test Automation
12 9 (2.51%) Information Security
12 9 (2.51%) CRM
13 8 (2.23%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 37 (10.34%) SQL
2 34 (9.50%) PowerShell
3 11 (3.07%) T-SQL
3 11 (3.07%) C
4 5 (1.40%) VBScript
5 4 (1.12%) Perl
6 1 (0.28%) C#
6 1 (0.28%) Java
Qualifications
1 80 (22.35%) Cisco Certification
2 70 (19.55%) CCNA
3 58 (16.20%) Microsoft Certification
4 37 (10.34%) CCNP
5 28 (7.82%) MCSE
6 25 (6.98%) MCP
7 20 (5.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 19 (5.31%) ITIL Certification
9 18 (5.03%) Security Cleared
10 17 (4.75%) SC Cleared
11 16 (4.47%) Degree
11 16 (4.47%) MCSA
12 14 (3.91%) MCITP
13 12 (3.35%) MCTS
14 9 (2.51%) NCDA
14 9 (2.51%) CCA
14 9 (2.51%) Citrix Certification
15 8 (2.23%) CCIE
15 8 (2.23%) JNCIA
15 8 (2.23%) LPIC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (9.78%) SLA
2 10 (2.79%) QA
3 5 (1.40%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.56%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.28%) COBIT
6 1 (0.28%) JSP 440
System Software
1 167 (46.65%) Active Directory
2 92 (25.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 55 (15.36%) Hyper-V
4 30 (8.38%) vSphere
5 27 (7.54%) XenApp
6 16 (4.47%) VMware ESXi
7 15 (4.19%) XenDesktop
8 11 (3.07%) Terminal Services
9 8 (2.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 5 (1.40%) MetaFrame
11 4 (1.12%) Terminal Server
11 4 (1.12%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (1.12%) XenServer
12 3 (0.84%) NFS
12 3 (0.84%) Firmware
12 3 (0.84%) Kamailio
13 2 (0.56%) vCloud
13 2 (0.56%) VMware ESX
14 1 (0.28%) VMware Server
14 1 (0.28%) UAG
Systems Management
1 14 (3.91%) WSUS
2 13 (3.63%) Backup Exec
3 12 (3.35%) WMI
4 11 (3.07%) SCCM
5 7 (1.96%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (1.40%) SCOM
6 5 (1.40%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (0.84%) Cacti
8 2 (0.56%) Nagios
9 1 (0.28%) Puppet
9 1 (0.28%) Cisco UCCX
9 1 (0.28%) nmon
Vendors
1 175 (48.88%) Microsoft
2 160 (44.69%) Cisco
3 131 (36.59%) VMware
4 72 (20.11%) Citrix
5 48 (13.41%) HP
6 34 (9.50%) Juniper
7 33 (9.22%) Symantec
8 30 (8.38%) NetApp
9 29 (8.10%) Dell
10 26 (7.26%) CheckPoint
11 17 (4.75%) McAfee
12 15 (4.19%) EMC
13 13 (3.63%) Avaya
13 13 (3.63%) WatchGuard
14 12 (3.35%) Oracle
15 11 (3.07%) Sophos
15 11 (3.07%) ProCurve
15 11 (3.07%) Wyse
16 10 (2.79%) Lotus
16 10 (2.79%) Red Hat
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