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

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 88 75 122
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +47
Permanent jobs citing WAN 185 226 148
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.85% 3.22% 2.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.42% 20.81% 11.21%
Number of salaries quoted 163 192 118
Average salary £37,500 £32,500 £33,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% -2.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+10.66% -
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
1127 1086 1320
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 17.38% 15.45% 18.13%
Number of salaries quoted 847 835 1048
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%

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 April 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 April 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 +6 120 £32,500 +12.06% 17
Cheshire -16 35 £37,500 -16.66% 6
Merseyside +17 21 £37,500 +12.78% 5
Lancashire -10 8 £27,500 -13.38% 2
Cumbria -9 3 £24,690 -24.03% 1
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

1 304 (84.21%) LAN
2 214 (59.28%) Windows
3 174 (48.20%) Cisco
4 158 (43.77%) Active Directory
5 147 (40.72%) Microsoft
6 125 (34.63%) Firewall
7 120 (33.24%) VMware
8 116 (32.13%) Cisco Certification
9 108 (29.92%) MS Exchange
10 102 (28.25%) DHCP
11 99 (27.42%) DNS
12 98 (27.15%) TCP/IP
12 98 (27.15%) CCNA
13 94 (26.04%) ITIL
14 86 (23.82%) Finance
15 79 (21.88%) VMware Infrastructure
16 69 (19.11%) Windows Server 2008
17 67 (18.56%) VPN
18 63 (17.45%) Windows 7
19 60 (16.62%) Microsoft Certification
20 58 (16.07%) HP
20 58 (16.07%) Windows Server 2003
21 56 (15.51%) Exchange Server 2010
22 54 (14.96%) Windows 8
23 52 (14.40%) Windows Server 2012
24 51 (14.13%) Citrix
25 50 (13.85%) SAN
26 49 (13.57%) SQL Server
27 47 (13.02%) SLA
27 47 (13.02%) Disaster Recovery

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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
1 108 (29.92%) MS Exchange
2 56 (15.51%) Exchange Server 2010
3 38 (10.53%) SharePoint
4 36 (9.97%) Exchange Server 2003
5 29 (8.03%) Exchange Server 2007
6 26 (7.20%) Exchange Server 2013
7 23 (6.37%) IIS
8 13 (3.60%) Lync
9 12 (3.32%) SharePoint 2013
10 10 (2.77%) IBM Notes
11 5 (1.39%) Lotus Domino
12 2 (0.55%) CMS
13 1 (0.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.28%) Apache
13 1 (0.28%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.28%) WordPress
13 1 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 45 (12.47%) MS Excel
2 34 (9.42%) MS Office
3 6 (1.66%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.39%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.28%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 5 (1.39%) Sage 50
2 4 (1.11%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.55%) Tridion
3 2 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (4.99%) Office 365
2 8 (2.22%) SaaS
3 6 (1.66%) Mimecast
4 2 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.55%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.28%) PaaS
5 1 (0.28%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 304 (84.21%) LAN
2 125 (34.63%) Firewall
3 102 (28.25%) DHCP
4 99 (27.42%) DNS
5 98 (27.15%) TCP/IP
6 67 (18.56%) VPN
7 50 (13.85%) SAN
8 44 (12.19%) MPLS
9 40 (11.08%) Wireless
10 38 (10.53%) Wi-Fi
10 38 (10.53%) Network Security
11 34 (9.42%) BGP
11 34 (9.42%) VoIP
12 31 (8.59%) VLAN
13 25 (6.93%) OSPF
14 22 (6.09%) WLAN
15 17 (4.71%) RIP
16 16 (4.43%) Internet
16 16 (4.43%) PBX
16 16 (4.43%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (13.57%) SQL Server
2 16 (4.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (3.05%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (2.22%) Crystal Reports
5 7 (1.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (1.94%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.55%) Ingres
7 2 (0.55%) Informix
8 1 (0.28%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.28%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (1.94%) Visual Studio
2 5 (1.39%) Metasploit
3 2 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 86 (23.82%) Finance
2 33 (9.14%) Telecoms
3 16 (4.43%) Retail
4 10 (2.77%) Back Office
5 6 (1.66%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.66%) Games
6 3 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (0.83%) Law
6 3 (0.83%) Legal
7 1 (0.28%) Banking
Job Titles
1 67 (18.56%) Network Engineer
2 58 (16.07%) Support Engineer
3 46 (12.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 38 (10.53%) Analyst
5 34 (9.42%) 2nd Line Support
5 34 (9.42%) IT Support
6 21 (5.82%) IT Support Engineer
7 20 (5.54%) Cisco Engineer
7 20 (5.54%) 3rd Line Support
8 19 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 17 (4.71%) Security Engineer
9 17 (4.71%) Administrator
10 16 (4.43%) Network Security Engineer
10 16 (4.43%) Support Analyst
11 15 (4.16%) Architect
12 14 (3.88%) Technical Support
13 13 (3.60%) Systems Administrator
13 13 (3.60%) Senior Network Engineer
14 12 (3.32%) Network Support
14 12 (3.32%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.32%) Web Services
2 3 (0.83%) .NET
2 3 (0.83%) EDI
2 3 (0.83%) X-Windows
3 2 (0.55%) ASP.NET
3 2 (0.55%) JSP
3 2 (0.55%) XML
3 2 (0.55%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 17 (4.71%) Management Information System
2 13 (3.60%) FlexPod
3 11 (3.05%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (3.05%) Replication
4 10 (2.77%) Blackberry
5 9 (2.49%) Video Conferencing
6 8 (2.22%) Fat Client
6 8 (2.22%) Thin Client
6 8 (2.22%) Mobile Computing
7 7 (1.94%) iPhone
8 6 (1.66%) iPad
9 5 (1.39%) Open Source
9 5 (1.39%) Clustering
9 5 (1.39%) Client/Server
10 4 (1.11%) EPoS
10 4 (1.11%) RMADS
10 4 (1.11%) Mathematics
10 4 (1.11%) Computer Science
11 3 (0.83%) CMDB
11 3 (0.83%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 214 (59.28%) Windows
2 69 (19.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 63 (17.45%) Windows 7
4 58 (16.07%) Windows Server 2003
5 54 (14.96%) Windows 8
6 52 (14.40%) Windows Server 2012
7 40 (11.08%) Windows XP
8 28 (7.76%) Linux
9 23 (6.37%) UNIX
10 10 (2.77%) Ubuntu
11 7 (1.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.55%) Android
12 2 (0.55%) CentOS
12 2 (0.55%) Solaris
13 1 (0.28%) AIX
13 1 (0.28%) HPUX
13 1 (0.28%) Debian
13 1 (0.28%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (26.04%) ITIL
2 47 (13.02%) Disaster Recovery
3 36 (9.97%) Project Management
4 25 (6.93%) PRINCE2
5 21 (5.82%) Migration
6 20 (5.54%) Network Design
6 20 (5.54%) Network Architecture
7 16 (4.43%) ERP
7 16 (4.43%) Service Delivery
8 14 (3.88%) Change Management
9 13 (3.60%) Infrastructure Management
10 11 (3.05%) Line Management
10 11 (3.05%) Cash Management
10 11 (3.05%) Business Continuity
10 11 (3.05%) Information Security
10 11 (3.05%) Validation
11 10 (2.77%) Operations Management
11 10 (2.77%) Load Balancing
12 9 (2.49%) Network Management
12 9 (2.49%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 39 (10.80%) SQL
2 35 (9.70%) PowerShell
3 15 (4.16%) C
4 11 (3.05%) T-SQL
5 8 (2.22%) VB
6 7 (1.94%) VBScript
7 3 (0.83%) VB.NET
8 2 (0.55%) C#
8 2 (0.55%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.28%) Perl
9 1 (0.28%) Java
Qualifications
1 116 (32.13%) Cisco Certification
2 98 (27.15%) CCNA
3 60 (16.62%) Microsoft Certification
4 44 (12.19%) CCNP
5 38 (10.53%) Degree
6 34 (9.42%) MCSE
7 23 (6.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 22 (6.09%) ITIL Certification
9 21 (5.82%) MCTS
10 18 (4.99%) NCDA
11 17 (4.71%) MCP
12 14 (3.88%) CCIE
13 11 (3.05%) MCSA
13 11 (3.05%) CISSP
14 10 (2.77%) Citrix Certification
14 10 (2.77%) Security Cleared
15 9 (2.49%) SC Cleared
15 9 (2.49%) MCITP
15 9 (2.49%) CCA
16 7 (1.94%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (13.02%) SLA
2 12 (3.32%) ISO 9001
3 5 (1.39%) QA
4 2 (0.55%) JSP 440
4 2 (0.55%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.28%) COBIT
System Software
1 158 (43.77%) Active Directory
2 79 (21.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (12.74%) Hyper-V
4 23 (6.37%) vSphere
5 22 (6.09%) XenApp
6 15 (4.16%) XenDesktop
7 11 (3.05%) XenServer
8 10 (2.77%) Terminal Services
9 5 (1.39%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 3 (0.83%) VMware Server
10 3 (0.83%) Terminal Server
11 2 (0.55%) ProxySG
11 2 (0.55%) MetaFrame
11 2 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.28%) Kamailio
12 1 (0.28%) vCloud
12 1 (0.28%) UAG
12 1 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 19 (5.26%) Backup Exec
2 18 (4.99%) SCCM
3 12 (3.32%) WMI
4 11 (3.05%) WSUS
5 7 (1.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 5 (1.39%) SCOM
7 4 (1.11%) OpenView
8 3 (0.83%) ServiceCenter
9 2 (0.55%) OVSD
9 2 (0.55%) CiscoWorks
9 2 (0.55%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.55%) Nagios
9 2 (0.55%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.55%) FortiGate
10 1 (0.28%) Cisco LMS
Vendors
1 174 (48.20%) Cisco
2 147 (40.72%) Microsoft
3 120 (33.24%) VMware
4 58 (16.07%) HP
5 51 (14.13%) Citrix
6 38 (10.53%) Juniper
6 38 (10.53%) NetApp
7 33 (9.14%) Symantec
8 28 (7.76%) Dell
9 27 (7.48%) CheckPoint
10 16 (4.43%) Avaya
11 15 (4.16%) Veeam
12 14 (3.88%) WatchGuard
12 14 (3.88%) SolarWinds
12 14 (3.88%) IBM
13 13 (3.60%) Sophos
13 13 (3.60%) Wyse
13 13 (3.60%) 3PAR
14 10 (2.77%) F5
14 10 (2.77%) McAfee
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Salary: £Competitive Salary + bonus + company car
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £30000 - £34000 per annum + Benefits package
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Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
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Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bens
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Salary: Up to £17k plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
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Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + car allowance
Posted: 4 days ago
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Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 55,000 + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
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Newton Blue
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
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Talent International
Salary: £645.00 - £650.00 per day
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Salary: £24k - 28k per year
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