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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 23 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 121 138 135
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -3
Permanent jobs citing WAN 127 130 127
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.18% 1.97% 1.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.82% 13.54% 12.28%
Number of salaries quoted 106 90 108
Median salary £36,750 £40,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-8.12% +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,894 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,550 £51,800
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
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
919 960 1034
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 15.75% 14.58% 14.71%
Number of salaries quoted 771 772 875
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £21,250
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region citing WAN as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 23 July 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the North West region over the 3 months to 23 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +4 77 £35,000 -12.50% 23
Cheshire +28 32 £43,750 +16.66% 3
Lancashire +17 9 £32,500 -38.67% 3
Merseyside -5 8 £33,250 -33.50% 3
Cumbria +3 4 £47,500 +90.48%
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 July 2016, IT jobs citing WAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for WAN.

1 212 (81.23%) LAN
2 128 (49.04%) Cisco
3 87 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 87 (33.33%) Firewall
4 82 (31.42%) Microsoft
5 79 (30.27%) Windows
6 77 (29.50%) VMware
7 67 (25.67%) Active Directory
8 66 (25.29%) CCNA
9 65 (24.90%) VPN
10 59 (22.61%) CCNP
11 52 (19.92%) Windows Server
12 51 (19.54%) Juniper
12 51 (19.54%) ITIL
13 40 (15.33%) DNS
13 40 (15.33%) TCP/IP
13 40 (15.33%) SLA
13 40 (15.33%) Telecoms
14 39 (14.94%) MPLS
15 37 (14.18%) VMware Infrastructure
16 36 (13.79%) DHCP
17 35 (13.41%) BGP
18 31 (11.88%) HP
18 31 (11.88%) VoIP
18 31 (11.88%) Windows Server 2008
19 29 (11.11%) Office 365
19 29 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
19 29 (11.11%) OSPF
20 28 (10.73%) MS Exchange
20 28 (10.73%) Wireless

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 28 (10.73%) MS Exchange
2 17 (6.51%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (4.98%) SharePoint
4 9 (3.45%) IIS
5 8 (3.07%) Skype for Business
6 7 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (1.53%) IBM Notes
8 3 (1.15%) Apache
8 3 (1.15%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.38%) CMS
9 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.38%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.38%) WordPress
Applications
1 26 (9.96%) MS Excel
2 23 (8.81%) MS Office
3 5 (1.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.53%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.38%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 29 (11.11%) Office 365
2 11 (4.21%) IaaS
3 5 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.15%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.77%) SaaS
5 2 (0.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 212 (81.23%) LAN
2 87 (33.33%) Firewall
3 65 (24.90%) VPN
4 40 (15.33%) DNS
4 40 (15.33%) TCP/IP
5 39 (14.94%) MPLS
6 36 (13.79%) DHCP
7 35 (13.41%) BGP
8 31 (11.88%) VoIP
9 29 (11.11%) OSPF
10 28 (10.73%) Wireless
11 26 (9.96%) VLAN
12 24 (9.20%) Network Security
13 20 (7.66%) SAN
13 20 (7.66%) Wi-Fi
14 19 (7.28%) Internet
15 17 (6.51%) Ethernet
16 16 (6.13%) Cisco Nexus
16 16 (6.13%) IP Telephony
17 15 (5.75%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (8.05%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.30%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (1.53%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.38%) MariaDB
4 1 (0.38%) MySQL
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (2.30%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.38%) Ant
General
1 40 (15.33%) Telecoms
2 24 (9.20%) Finance
3 9 (3.45%) Back Office
4 8 (3.07%) Manufacturing
5 7 (2.68%) Law
5 7 (2.68%) Legal
6 4 (1.53%) Retail
7 3 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.77%) Marketing
8 2 (0.77%) Publishing
9 1 (0.38%) Automotive
9 1 (0.38%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 60 (22.99%) Network Engineer
2 59 (22.61%) Analyst
3 25 (9.58%) Cisco Engineer
4 21 (8.05%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 20 (7.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 19 (7.28%) Support Engineer
7 17 (6.51%) Support Analyst
8 16 (6.13%) IT Engineer
8 16 (6.13%) IT Support
9 15 (5.75%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 14 (5.36%) Network Support
11 13 (4.98%) Infrastructure Manager
11 13 (4.98%) Network Analyst
12 12 (4.60%) 3rd Line Support
12 12 (4.60%) Technical Support
13 11 (4.21%) 1st Line Support
13 11 (4.21%) Network Manager
13 11 (4.21%) Senior Analyst
14 10 (3.83%) Senior Network Engineer
14 10 (3.83%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.53%) WAP
2 3 (1.15%) .NET
2 3 (1.15%) ASP.NET
2 3 (1.15%) Web Services
2 3 (1.15%) XMPP
3 1 (0.38%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.38%) COM
3 1 (0.38%) EDI
3 1 (0.38%) XML
3 1 (0.38%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 26 (9.96%) Data Centre
2 15 (5.75%) Driving Licence
3 14 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (4.60%) iPad
4 12 (4.60%) Wiki
5 10 (3.83%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.30%) CCTV
6 6 (2.30%) Clustering
6 6 (2.30%) FMCG
6 6 (2.30%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (1.92%) HP StoreVirtual
8 4 (1.53%) AS400
8 4 (1.53%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.53%) iSeries
8 4 (1.53%) Replication
8 4 (1.53%) STB
9 3 (1.15%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.15%) CMDB
9 3 (1.15%) EPoS
9 3 (1.15%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 79 (30.27%) Windows
2 52 (19.92%) Windows Server
3 31 (11.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 29 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (6.90%) Windows 7
5 18 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (4.60%) Linux
7 11 (4.21%) Unix
8 10 (3.83%) Windows XP
9 6 (2.30%) Windows 10
9 6 (2.30%) Windows 8
10 4 (1.53%) Android
10 4 (1.53%) Data ONTAP
11 3 (1.15%) Solaris
12 1 (0.38%) AIX
12 1 (0.38%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.38%) CentOS
12 1 (0.38%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.38%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (19.54%) ITIL
2 23 (8.81%) Service Delivery
3 22 (8.43%) Network Monitoring
4 21 (8.05%) Project Management
5 19 (7.28%) PRINCE2
6 18 (6.90%) High Availability
7 17 (6.51%) Disaster Recovery
8 15 (5.75%) Migration
8 15 (5.75%) Network Management
9 12 (4.60%) Line Management
9 12 (4.60%) Performance Monitoring
10 9 (3.45%) Change Management
10 9 (3.45%) Email Filtering
10 9 (3.45%) Kalman Filter
10 9 (3.45%) Risk Management
10 9 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (3.07%) Asset Management
11 8 (3.07%) E-Commerce
11 8 (3.07%) Mentoring
11 8 (3.07%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 17 (6.51%) SQL
2 7 (2.68%) PowerShell
3 6 (2.30%) Perl
3 6 (2.30%) Python
4 5 (1.92%) Shell Script
5 4 (1.53%) C
6 3 (1.15%) C#
6 3 (1.15%) PHP
6 3 (1.15%) T-SQL
6 3 (1.15%) VBScript
7 2 (0.77%) VB
8 1 (0.38%) Java
8 1 (0.38%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.38%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 87 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 66 (25.29%) CCNA
3 59 (22.61%) CCNP
4 27 (10.34%) Microsoft Certification
5 24 (9.20%) Security Cleared
6 19 (7.28%) SC Cleared
7 16 (6.13%) MCSE
8 13 (4.98%) CCIE
8 13 (4.98%) Degree
9 12 (4.60%) ITIL Certification
9 12 (4.60%) MCSA
10 9 (3.45%) MCP
11 8 (3.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 7 (2.68%) JNCIP
13 6 (2.30%) JNCIS
13 6 (2.30%) MCITP
14 5 (1.92%) CISSP
14 5 (1.92%) JNCIA
14 5 (1.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 4 (1.53%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (15.33%) SLA
2 12 (4.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (2.30%) ISO 9001
4 4 (1.53%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.38%) QA
System Software
1 67 (25.67%) Active Directory
2 37 (14.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (8.05%) Hyper-V
4 8 (3.07%) vSphere
5 6 (2.30%) XenDesktop
5 6 (2.30%) XenServer
6 5 (1.92%) XenApp
7 3 (1.15%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.77%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.38%) iptables
9 1 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 6 (2.30%) HP Data Protector
1 6 (2.30%) Microsoft Clustering
1 6 (2.30%) Norton AntiVirus
1 6 (2.30%) SCCM
2 4 (1.53%) FortiGate
2 4 (1.53%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (1.15%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (1.15%) HP SIM
4 2 (0.77%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (0.77%) Nagios
4 2 (0.77%) ServiceCenter
4 2 (0.77%) XenMobile
5 1 (0.38%) Cacti
5 1 (0.38%) OpenNMS
5 1 (0.38%) SCSM
5 1 (0.38%) SmokePing
5 1 (0.38%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.38%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 128 (49.04%) Cisco
2 82 (31.42%) Microsoft
3 77 (29.50%) VMware
4 51 (19.54%) Juniper
5 31 (11.88%) HP
6 21 (8.05%) CheckPoint
6 21 (8.05%) Citrix
7 10 (3.83%) Symantec
7 10 (3.83%) Veeam
8 9 (3.45%) Sophos
9 8 (3.07%) 3PAR
9 8 (3.07%) NetApp
9 8 (3.07%) Palo Alto
9 8 (3.07%) Riverbed
10 7 (2.68%) Dell
10 7 (2.68%) Extreme Networks
10 7 (2.68%) Nimble Storage
10 7 (2.68%) SolarWinds
11 6 (2.30%) Avaya
11 6 (2.30%) EMC
Manchester, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £48,000 per annum + on call allowance + benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Burnley, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £27000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £34000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bolton, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens & training
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington
Computer Futures
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + + 20 % Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Sale
Foresight Solutions
Salary: £0 - £35,000 per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Greater Manchester
D4 Digital Recruitment
Salary: £14000 - £16000 Per Annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Chassam Contract
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum + onsite parking, pen, 25 hols
Posted: 4 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £28000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + generous package
Posted: 4 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £23000 - £29000 per annum + pension, maybe company car
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + generous employee benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £45k - 55k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Car
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Zen Internet Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum + on call allowance + benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
North West England
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Liverpool
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 22 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Stockport
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + FlexiTime, Pension, Health
Posted: 24 days ago
North West England
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Manchester
greywood
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + bens
Posted: 17 days ago
Liverpool
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £42000 per annum + Pension, Life Assurance
Posted: 26 days ago