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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 95 97 122
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +25
Permanent jobs citing WAN 184 182 157
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.65% 2.79% 2.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.44% 19.47% 12.29%
Number of salaries quoted 170 164 119
Average salary £34,000 £37,500 £34,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.33% +9.48%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £24,000 £24,700
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
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
1119 935 1277
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 16.09% 14.34% 17.09%
Number of salaries quoted 904 785 1008
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £50,000
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 27 February 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 27 February 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 +5 103 £32,500 -7.14% 16
Cheshire -4 55 £37,500 -16.66% 3
Merseyside +20 19 £33,000 +4.76% 2
Lancashire -4 6 £27,500 -14.06% 2
Cumbria - 2 £24,690 -
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 324 (85.26%) LAN
2 231 (60.79%) Windows
3 185 (48.68%) Cisco
4 179 (47.11%) Active Directory
5 177 (46.58%) Microsoft
6 143 (37.63%) VMware
7 125 (32.89%) Firewall
8 115 (30.26%) TCP/IP
9 105 (27.63%) MS Exchange
10 104 (27.37%) VMware Infrastructure
11 96 (25.26%) DNS
12 90 (23.68%) Cisco Certification
13 86 (22.63%) Finance
14 85 (22.37%) DHCP
15 84 (22.11%) ITIL
16 77 (20.26%) VPN
16 77 (20.26%) Windows Server 2008
17 74 (19.47%) CCNA
17 74 (19.47%) Citrix
18 65 (17.11%) Windows 7
19 64 (16.84%) Microsoft Certification
20 60 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
20 60 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
21 58 (15.26%) HP
22 56 (14.74%) Exchange Server 2010
23 54 (14.21%) SAN
24 52 (13.68%) Windows 8
25 50 (13.16%) MS Excel
26 47 (12.37%) MPLS
26 47 (12.37%) Hyper-V

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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
1 105 (27.63%) MS Exchange
2 56 (14.74%) Exchange Server 2010
3 30 (7.89%) SharePoint
3 30 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2003
4 26 (6.84%) Exchange Server 2007
5 22 (5.79%) IIS
6 20 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
7 13 (3.42%) IBM Notes
8 9 (2.37%) Lync
9 8 (2.11%) SharePoint 2013
9 8 (2.11%) Lotus Domino
10 3 (0.79%) Apache
11 1 (0.26%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.26%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.26%) SAS
11 1 (0.26%) WordPress
Applications
1 50 (13.16%) MS Excel
2 34 (8.95%) MS Office
3 5 (1.32%) PowerPivot
3 5 (1.32%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.26%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.26%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (5.26%) Office 365
2 7 (1.84%) SaaS
3 2 (0.53%) PaaS
3 2 (0.53%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 324 (85.26%) LAN
2 125 (32.89%) Firewall
3 115 (30.26%) TCP/IP
4 96 (25.26%) DNS
5 85 (22.37%) DHCP
6 77 (20.26%) VPN
7 54 (14.21%) SAN
8 47 (12.37%) MPLS
9 45 (11.84%) Wi-Fi
10 42 (11.05%) VoIP
11 40 (10.53%) VLAN
12 35 (9.21%) Network Security
13 33 (8.68%) Wireless
14 29 (7.63%) BGP
15 25 (6.58%) OSPF
16 19 (5.00%) RIP
17 16 (4.21%) PBX
17 16 (4.21%) Internet
17 16 (4.21%) IP Telephony
18 15 (3.95%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (12.11%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (2.11%) Crystal Reports
4 7 (1.84%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (1.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (1.58%) MySQL
5 6 (1.58%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (1.32%) Ingres
7 4 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.79%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.53%) MS Access
10 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (1.84%) Visual Studio
2 5 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.79%) Metasploit
4 1 (0.26%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (0.26%) LoadRunner
General
1 86 (22.63%) Finance
2 29 (7.63%) Telecoms
3 16 (4.21%) Back Office
4 15 (3.95%) Retail
5 6 (1.58%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.32%) Games
7 4 (1.05%) Legal
7 4 (1.05%) Marketing
8 3 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.53%) Banking
10 1 (0.26%) Law
Job Titles
1 56 (14.74%) Support Engineer
2 52 (13.68%) Network Engineer
2 52 (13.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 46 (12.11%) Analyst
4 34 (8.95%) 2nd Line Support
4 34 (8.95%) IT Support
5 28 (7.37%) Administrator
6 26 (6.84%) 3rd Line Support
7 22 (5.79%) Support Analyst
7 22 (5.79%) Systems Administrator
8 18 (4.74%) Architect
9 16 (4.21%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 15 (3.95%) Consultant
10 15 (3.95%) Cisco Engineer
11 14 (3.68%) IT Support Engineer
12 12 (3.16%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 11 (2.89%) Technical Architect
13 11 (2.89%) Support Technician
14 10 (2.63%) Technical Support
14 10 (2.63%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.89%) Web Services
2 3 (0.79%) X-Windows
3 1 (0.26%) JSP
3 1 (0.26%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 19 (5.00%) Management Information System
2 12 (3.16%) FlexPod
3 10 (2.63%) Thin Client
3 10 (2.63%) Fat Client
4 9 (2.37%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (2.11%) Mobile Computing
6 6 (1.58%) Video Conferencing
6 6 (1.58%) Replication
7 5 (1.32%) Blackberry
7 5 (1.32%) CMDB
7 5 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.32%) iPhone
8 4 (1.05%) Open Source
8 4 (1.05%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.05%) Clustering
8 4 (1.05%) Smartphone
8 4 (1.05%) EPoS
9 3 (0.79%) FMCG
9 3 (0.79%) RMADS
9 3 (0.79%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 231 (60.79%) Windows
2 77 (20.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 65 (17.11%) Windows 7
4 60 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
4 60 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 52 (13.68%) Windows 8
6 43 (11.32%) Windows XP
7 40 (10.53%) UNIX
8 39 (10.26%) Linux
9 12 (3.16%) Ubuntu
10 9 (2.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (1.05%) Debian
11 4 (1.05%) Android
12 3 (0.79%) Solaris
12 3 (0.79%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.79%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.53%) CentOS
14 1 (0.26%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.26%) AIX
14 1 (0.26%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (22.11%) ITIL
2 45 (11.84%) Disaster Recovery
3 32 (8.42%) Project Management
4 26 (6.84%) Migration
5 17 (4.47%) PRINCE2
5 17 (4.47%) Service Delivery
5 17 (4.47%) Network Architecture
6 14 (3.68%) Load Balancing
6 14 (3.68%) Change Management
6 14 (3.68%) ERP
6 14 (3.68%) Business Continuity
7 12 (3.16%) Line Management
7 12 (3.16%) Mentoring
8 11 (2.89%) Coaching
8 11 (2.89%) Information Security
8 11 (2.89%) CRM
9 10 (2.63%) Validation
9 10 (2.63%) Kalman Filter
10 9 (2.37%) Risk Assessment
10 9 (2.37%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 39 (10.26%) PowerShell
2 38 (10.00%) SQL
3 15 (3.95%) C
4 11 (2.89%) T-SQL
5 5 (1.32%) VBScript
6 4 (1.05%) VB
6 4 (1.05%) Perl
7 1 (0.26%) Java
Qualifications
1 90 (23.68%) Cisco Certification
2 74 (19.47%) CCNA
3 64 (16.84%) Microsoft Certification
4 44 (11.58%) CCNP
5 30 (7.89%) MCSE
6 25 (6.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 24 (6.32%) MCP
8 23 (6.05%) ITIL Certification
9 19 (5.00%) MCTS
10 18 (4.74%) MCSA
11 17 (4.47%) Degree
12 15 (3.95%) NCDA
13 10 (2.63%) MCITP
14 9 (2.37%) JNCIA
14 9 (2.37%) Security Cleared
14 9 (2.37%) CCIE
14 9 (2.37%) LPIC
15 8 (2.11%) SC Cleared
16 7 (1.84%) Citrix Certification
17 6 (1.58%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (10.79%) SLA
2 9 (2.37%) QA
3 8 (2.11%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.53%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.26%) COBIT
6 1 (0.26%) JSP 440
System Software
1 179 (47.11%) Active Directory
2 104 (27.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (12.37%) Hyper-V
4 32 (8.42%) vSphere
5 27 (7.11%) XenApp
6 14 (3.68%) XenDesktop
7 12 (3.16%) Terminal Services
8 11 (2.89%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (2.37%) XenServer
10 8 (2.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 5 (1.32%) MetaFrame
12 4 (1.05%) Terminal Server
12 4 (1.05%) Microsoft App-V
13 3 (0.79%) Kamailio
13 3 (0.79%) vCloud
14 2 (0.53%) Firmware
14 2 (0.53%) VMware ESX
15 1 (0.26%) VMware Server
15 1 (0.26%) UAG
Systems Management
1 18 (4.74%) Backup Exec
2 17 (4.47%) SCCM
3 14 (3.68%) WSUS
4 12 (3.16%) WMI
5 7 (1.84%) Norton AntiVirus
5 7 (1.84%) SCOM
6 2 (0.53%) Cacti
7 1 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.26%) Puppet
7 1 (0.26%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.26%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.26%) nmon
7 1 (0.26%) Nagios
Vendors
1 185 (48.68%) Cisco
2 177 (46.58%) Microsoft
3 143 (37.63%) VMware
4 74 (19.47%) Citrix
5 58 (15.26%) HP
6 39 (10.26%) NetApp
7 38 (10.00%) Symantec
8 31 (8.16%) Juniper
9 30 (7.89%) Dell
10 23 (6.05%) CheckPoint
11 16 (4.21%) EMC
11 16 (4.21%) Avaya
12 15 (3.95%) McAfee
13 13 (3.42%) Sophos
13 13 (3.42%) Red Hat
13 13 (3.42%) WatchGuard
14 12 (3.16%) ProCurve
14 12 (3.16%) Wyse
15 11 (2.89%) Veeam
16 10 (2.63%) Fortinet
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Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
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Salary: £26000 - £30000 per annum + benefits and Parking!
Posted: Yesterday
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Senitor Associates
Salary: £55000 per annum + bonus, pension, healthcare
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
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Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
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Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 per annum
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bens
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Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + bens
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Preston, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
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Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Company Car or Car Allowance
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Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Up to £30K bonus, car allowance
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Salary: £35000 per annum
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Adria Solutions Ltd
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