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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 112 116 119
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +3
Permanent jobs citing WAN 161 153 125
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.39% 2.08% 1.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.07% 14.11% 12.63%
Number of salaries quoted 121 126 101
Average salary £37,500 £32,750 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.50% -5.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,550 £21,250 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £69,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
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
1002 1084 990
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.90% 14.71% 14.58%
Number of salaries quoted 800 901 834
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,100 £22,000 £23,300
10% offered a salary of more than £63,220 £65,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 +9 93 £40,000 +23.07% 12
Cheshire -6 47 £36,250 +20.83% 8
Merseyside +12 10 £33,000 -34.00% 1
Lancashire +6 5 £27,500 +107.54% 4
Cumbria -8 3 £25,000 -41.17% 1
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 272 (86.35%) LAN
2 160 (50.79%) Windows
3 153 (48.57%) Cisco
4 136 (43.17%) Microsoft
5 123 (39.05%) VMware
6 115 (36.51%) Firewall
7 111 (35.24%) ITIL
8 109 (34.60%) Active Directory
9 102 (32.38%) Cisco Certification
10 84 (26.67%) MS Exchange
11 80 (25.40%) DNS
12 76 (24.13%) DHCP
13 68 (21.59%) VPN
14 67 (21.27%) CCNA
15 66 (20.95%) VMware Infrastructure
16 64 (20.32%) Wireless
17 63 (20.00%) Finance
17 63 (20.00%) TCP/IP
18 61 (19.37%) Microsoft Certification
18 61 (19.37%) Windows Server 2008
19 59 (18.73%) Windows Server 2012
20 58 (18.41%) Degree
21 53 (16.83%) HP
21 53 (16.83%) VoIP
22 51 (16.19%) Data Centre
23 46 (14.60%) SAN
24 45 (14.29%) SQL
25 44 (13.97%) MPLS
25 44 (13.97%) Citrix
25 44 (13.97%) SLA

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 84 (26.67%) MS Exchange
2 29 (9.21%) Exchange Server 2010
3 25 (7.94%) SharePoint
4 24 (7.62%) Exchange Server 2013
5 21 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
6 18 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2003
7 12 (3.81%) Lync
8 11 (3.49%) IIS
9 5 (1.59%) IBM Notes
10 4 (1.27%) Oracle 9iAS
10 4 (1.27%) Oracle Application Server
10 4 (1.27%) OpenStack
10 4 (1.27%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.95%) CMS
12 2 (0.63%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.32%) Apache
Applications
1 42 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 32 (10.16%) MS Office
3 3 (0.95%) ProjectWise
4 2 (0.63%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.63%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 5 (1.59%) Sage 50
2 4 (1.27%) Oracle Financials
3 3 (0.95%) Tridion
3 3 (0.95%) Primavera
4 1 (0.32%) MFGPRO
4 1 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.32%) Line 500
4 1 (0.32%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.17%) Microsoft Azure
1 10 (3.17%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (2.86%) Office 365
3 6 (1.90%) SaaS
3 6 (1.90%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.63%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.32%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 272 (86.35%) LAN
2 115 (36.51%) Firewall
3 80 (25.40%) DNS
4 76 (24.13%) DHCP
5 68 (21.59%) VPN
6 64 (20.32%) Wireless
7 63 (20.00%) TCP/IP
8 53 (16.83%) VoIP
9 46 (14.60%) SAN
10 44 (13.97%) MPLS
11 40 (12.70%) Network Security
12 32 (10.16%) Internet
13 31 (9.84%) VLAN
14 24 (7.62%) Wi-Fi
15 23 (7.30%) iSCSI
16 20 (6.35%) NX-OS
16 20 (6.35%) Cisco IOS
17 17 (5.40%) Cisco ASA
17 17 (5.40%) WLAN
17 17 (5.40%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (12.38%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (3.17%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (2.54%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (1.90%) Oracle Database
6 6 (1.90%) Oracle Database 11g
7 5 (1.59%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (1.27%) Oracle Database 10g
8 4 (1.27%) Oracle9i Database
8 4 (1.27%) MySQL
8 4 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.95%) Informix
10 1 (0.32%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 4 (1.27%) Metasploit
General
1 63 (20.00%) Finance
2 29 (9.21%) Telecoms
3 11 (3.49%) Back Office
4 10 (3.17%) Manufacturing
5 9 (2.86%) Legal
6 7 (2.22%) Pharmaceutical
7 6 (1.90%) Marketing
8 4 (1.27%) Law
9 2 (0.63%) Games
10 1 (0.32%) Retail
10 1 (0.32%) Local Government
10 1 (0.32%) French Language
10 1 (0.32%) German Language
10 1 (0.32%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.32%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.32%) Advertising
10 1 (0.32%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 61 (19.37%) Analyst
2 55 (17.46%) Network Engineer
3 40 (12.70%) Support Engineer
4 35 (11.11%) IT Support
5 24 (7.62%) Network Analyst
6 21 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 19 (6.03%) IT Support Engineer
7 19 (6.03%) Architect
8 18 (5.71%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 16 (5.08%) Administrator
9 16 (5.08%) Support Analyst
9 16 (5.08%) Project Manager
10 15 (4.76%) Network Security Engineer
10 15 (4.76%) Security Engineer
11 13 (4.13%) Cisco Engineer
11 13 (4.13%) Infrastructure Manager
12 12 (3.81%) Senior Network Engineer
13 11 (3.49%) 3rd Line Support
14 10 (3.17%) 2nd Line Support
14 10 (3.17%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.49%) Web Services
1 11 (3.49%) 802.1X
2 4 (1.27%) .NET
3 3 (0.95%) ASP.NET
3 3 (0.95%) JSP
3 3 (0.95%) WebCenter
3 3 (0.95%) XML
3 3 (0.95%) XSLT
3 3 (0.95%) EDI
4 1 (0.32%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 51 (16.19%) Data Centre
2 14 (4.44%) Thin Client
2 14 (4.44%) Fat Client
3 13 (4.13%) Blackberry
4 11 (3.49%) Clustering
5 10 (3.17%) Client/Server
6 9 (2.86%) Video Conferencing
7 8 (2.54%) Replication
7 8 (2.54%) Life Science
7 8 (2.54%) Management Information System
8 7 (2.22%) EPoS
8 7 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (1.90%) EMC VNX
9 6 (1.90%) iPad
9 6 (1.90%) iPhone
9 6 (1.90%) Mathematics
10 5 (1.59%) Computer Science
11 4 (1.27%) FlexPod
12 3 (0.95%) Enterprise Storage
12 3 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 160 (50.79%) Windows
2 61 (19.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 59 (18.73%) Windows Server 2012
4 39 (12.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 32 (10.16%) Windows 7
6 29 (9.21%) Windows XP
7 19 (6.03%) Windows 8
8 18 (5.71%) UNIX
9 13 (4.13%) Linux
10 4 (1.27%) Debian
10 4 (1.27%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.63%) Windows Vista
11 2 (0.63%) Android
11 2 (0.63%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (0.32%) SUSE
12 1 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.32%) AIX
12 1 (0.32%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (35.24%) ITIL
2 30 (9.52%) Network Design
3 29 (9.21%) Disaster Recovery
4 28 (8.89%) Load Balancing
5 27 (8.57%) Service Delivery
5 27 (8.57%) Project Management
5 27 (8.57%) PRINCE2
6 24 (7.62%) Migration
7 21 (6.67%) Service Management
7 21 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
8 16 (5.08%) Network Architecture
8 16 (5.08%) Change Management
8 16 (5.08%) Incident Management
9 12 (3.81%) Business Continuity
9 12 (3.81%) Network Management
9 12 (3.81%) Problem Management
9 12 (3.81%) Kalman Filter
10 11 (3.49%) Network Monitoring
10 11 (3.49%) Cash Management
11 10 (3.17%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 45 (14.29%) SQL
2 11 (3.49%) PowerShell
3 6 (1.90%) VBScript
4 4 (1.27%) T-SQL
4 4 (1.27%) VB.NET
5 3 (0.95%) Prolog
5 3 (0.95%) VB
5 3 (0.95%) C#
5 3 (0.95%) JavaScript
5 3 (0.95%) PL/SQL
6 2 (0.63%) Java
7 1 (0.32%) VBA
7 1 (0.32%) R
Qualifications
1 102 (32.38%) Cisco Certification
2 67 (21.27%) CCNA
3 61 (19.37%) Microsoft Certification
4 58 (18.41%) Degree
5 42 (13.33%) CCNP
6 36 (11.43%) MCSE
7 19 (6.03%) MCSA
7 19 (6.03%) ITIL Certification
8 14 (4.44%) CISSP
9 13 (4.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 12 (3.81%) CCIE
11 11 (3.49%) MCITP
12 10 (3.17%) HP ASE
12 10 (3.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 9 (2.86%) MCTS
13 9 (2.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 9 (2.86%) MCP
14 7 (2.22%) HND
14 7 (2.22%) SC Cleared
14 7 (2.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (13.97%) SLA
2 9 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (2.54%) ISO 9001
3 8 (2.54%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.95%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.32%) QA
System Software
1 109 (34.60%) Active Directory
2 66 (20.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (12.70%) Hyper-V
4 19 (6.03%) vSphere
5 15 (4.76%) XenApp
6 8 (2.54%) ISA Server
7 6 (1.90%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (1.90%) vCloud
7 6 (1.90%) XenDesktop
8 4 (1.27%) pfSense
8 4 (1.27%) VMware ESX
8 4 (1.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (0.95%) VMware Server
9 3 (0.95%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.63%) ProxySG
10 2 (0.63%) Terminal Server
10 2 (0.63%) XenServer
11 1 (0.32%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 21 (6.67%) SCCM
2 14 (4.44%) Backup Exec
3 10 (3.17%) WSUS
4 8 (2.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 5 (1.59%) OpenView
5 5 (1.59%) SCVMM
5 5 (1.59%) McAfee ePO
5 5 (1.59%) Cisco CUCM
6 4 (1.27%) ZABBIX
6 4 (1.27%) SCOM
6 4 (1.27%) ARCserve
7 3 (0.95%) OVSD
7 3 (0.95%) Nagios
7 3 (0.95%) ServiceCenter
7 3 (0.95%) Cisco LMS
7 3 (0.95%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.63%) SnapMirror
8 2 (0.63%) CiscoWorks
8 2 (0.63%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.32%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 153 (48.57%) Cisco
2 136 (43.17%) Microsoft
3 123 (39.05%) VMware
4 53 (16.83%) HP
5 44 (13.97%) Citrix
6 32 (10.16%) CheckPoint
7 28 (8.89%) Juniper
8 26 (8.25%) F5
9 22 (6.98%) NetApp
10 17 (5.40%) Dell
11 15 (4.76%) IBM
11 15 (4.76%) Veeam
12 14 (4.44%) EMC
13 13 (4.13%) Oracle
13 13 (4.13%) SolarWinds
13 13 (4.13%) Blue Coat
14 11 (3.49%) WatchGuard
15 10 (3.17%) Huawei
16 9 (2.86%) Avaya
16 9 (2.86%) Symantec
Cumbria
Capita - ITMS
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + attractive benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £34000 per annum + Benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
Wigan
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Connected IT
Salary: £20000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Wilmslow
Sanderson
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + on call
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester, Cheshire, Lancashire, Greater...
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to £40,000 + excellent bonus + bens
Posted: 9 days ago
Oldham
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £16000 - £18000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Nantwich
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + car + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Vodafone
Posted: 21 days ago
Warrington
Cognitive Group
Salary: £32000.00 - £36000.00 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Chorley
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £24000 - £27000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 21 days ago
Chorley
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Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
Winsford
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Crewe
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Stockport
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