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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 106 90 105
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +15
Permanent jobs citing WAN 171 184 162
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.28% 2.72% 2.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.13% 19.29% 15.84%
Number of salaries quoted 142 156 144
Average salary £33,264 £41,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-19.84% +27.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,050 £22,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,900 £72,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.89%
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
1060 954 1023
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.15% 14.12% 14.08%
Number of salaries quoted 877 767 862
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £65,000
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 21 October 2014.

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 21 October 2014. 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 -21 94 £33,500 -11.84% 21
Cheshire -10 54 £30,000 -40.00% 13
Merseyside +5 9 £47,500 +14.45% 1
Cumbria - 6 £42,500 - 1
Lancashire -1 5 £20,000 -47.36% 2
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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.

1 253 (84.90%) LAN
2 177 (59.40%) Windows
3 144 (48.32%) Microsoft
4 130 (43.62%) VMware
5 122 (40.94%) Cisco
6 121 (40.60%) Active Directory
7 93 (31.21%) VMware Infrastructure
8 81 (27.18%) Firewall
9 77 (25.84%) Citrix
10 73 (24.50%) Windows Server 2008
11 68 (22.82%) VPN
12 60 (20.13%) TCP/IP
13 59 (19.80%) SAN
14 56 (18.79%) MS Excel
14 56 (18.79%) ITIL
15 55 (18.46%) Cisco Certification
16 50 (16.78%) Microsoft Certification
17 49 (16.44%) Windows Server 2012
18 47 (15.77%) Windows Server 2003
18 47 (15.77%) UNIX
19 46 (15.44%) MS Exchange
19 46 (15.44%) DNS
20 43 (14.43%) Finance
21 39 (13.09%) CCNA
22 37 (12.42%) CCNP
22 37 (12.42%) Hyper-V
23 36 (12.08%) DHCP
24 34 (11.41%) Wi-Fi
25 33 (11.07%) SLA
26 32 (10.74%) Windows XP

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 46 (15.44%) MS Exchange
2 21 (7.05%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (4.36%) SharePoint
4 11 (3.69%) Exchange Server 2007
5 10 (3.36%) Exchange Server 2003
6 9 (3.02%) IIS
7 8 (2.68%) Lync
8 7 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (2.01%) Apache
10 3 (1.01%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.67%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.67%) Lotus Domino
12 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2000
12 1 (0.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 56 (18.79%) MS Excel
2 23 (7.72%) MS Office
3 2 (0.67%) MS Project
3 2 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.34%) Bond Adapt
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.36%) Office 365
2 3 (1.01%) SaaS
3 2 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.67%) Amazon S3
3 2 (0.67%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.34%) PaaS
4 1 (0.34%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 253 (84.90%) LAN
2 81 (27.18%) Firewall
3 68 (22.82%) VPN
4 60 (20.13%) TCP/IP
5 59 (19.80%) SAN
6 46 (15.44%) DNS
7 36 (12.08%) DHCP
8 34 (11.41%) Wi-Fi
9 29 (9.73%) Network Security
10 28 (9.40%) MPLS
11 26 (8.72%) VoIP
12 21 (7.05%) VLAN
13 20 (6.71%) NAS
14 19 (6.38%) Wireless
15 18 (6.04%) Internet
16 13 (4.36%) Cisco ASA
17 10 (3.36%) Ethernet
17 10 (3.36%) OSPF
18 9 (3.02%) IP Telephony
18 9 (3.02%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (5.70%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.02%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (1.34%) MySQL
4 3 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.67%) Ingres
5 2 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.34%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.34%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 5 (1.68%) QuickTest Pro
1 5 (1.68%) LoadRunner
2 3 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 43 (14.43%) Finance
2 22 (7.38%) Telecoms
3 21 (7.05%) Back Office
4 11 (3.69%) Marketing
5 6 (2.01%) Law
5 6 (2.01%) Legal
5 6 (2.01%) Retail
6 4 (1.34%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.34%) Billing
7 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 67 (22.48%) Analyst
2 33 (11.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 31 (10.40%) Network Engineer
3 31 (10.40%) Support Engineer
4 26 (8.72%) Support Analyst
5 23 (7.72%) Administrator
6 20 (6.71%) Systems Administrator
7 18 (6.04%) Technical Analyst
8 15 (5.03%) 3rd Line Support
9 14 (4.70%) IT Support
10 13 (4.36%) Service Analyst
11 12 (4.03%) Service Desk Analyst
12 11 (3.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 11 (3.69%) Systems Engineer
12 11 (3.69%) 2nd Line Support
13 10 (3.36%) Architect
14 9 (3.02%) Head of Infrastructure
14 9 (3.02%) 1st Line Support
14 9 (3.02%) Senior Analyst
15 8 (2.68%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.35%) Web Services
2 3 (1.01%) .NET
3 2 (0.67%) HTML
4 1 (0.34%) jQuery
4 1 (0.34%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.34%) COM
4 1 (0.34%) CSS
4 1 (0.34%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (4.03%) Thin Client
1 12 (4.03%) Fat Client
1 12 (4.03%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (3.02%) FMCG
3 8 (2.68%) Management Information System
4 5 (1.68%) iPhone
4 5 (1.68%) Replication
5 4 (1.34%) Blackberry
5 4 (1.34%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.01%) CMDB
6 3 (1.01%) Enterprise Storage
6 3 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.01%) EPoS
6 3 (1.01%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.67%) NHS
7 2 (0.67%) CLARiiON
7 2 (0.67%) Open Source
7 2 (0.67%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.34%) Tandem
8 1 (0.34%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 177 (59.40%) Windows
2 73 (24.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 49 (16.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 47 (15.77%) Windows Server 2003
4 47 (15.77%) UNIX
5 32 (10.74%) Windows XP
6 29 (9.73%) Windows 7
7 25 (8.39%) Linux
8 16 (5.37%) Windows 8
9 13 (4.36%) Solaris
10 9 (3.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (1.34%) Apple iOS
11 4 (1.34%) Android
11 4 (1.34%) Mac OS
12 3 (1.01%) Windows Vista
12 3 (1.01%) Debian
12 3 (1.01%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.67%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.34%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.34%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (18.79%) ITIL
2 27 (9.06%) Disaster Recovery
3 23 (7.72%) Migration
4 20 (6.71%) Service Delivery
4 20 (6.71%) Project Management
5 16 (5.37%) Change Control
6 15 (5.03%) Load Balancing
7 13 (4.36%) Problem Management
8 12 (4.03%) PRINCE2
8 12 (4.03%) Network Design
9 11 (3.69%) Coaching
9 11 (3.69%) Business Continuity
9 11 (3.69%) Change Management
10 10 (3.36%) ERP
11 9 (3.02%) Project Planning
11 9 (3.02%) Test Scripting
11 9 (3.02%) Mentoring
11 9 (3.02%) Risk Assessment
12 8 (2.68%) Risk Management
12 8 (2.68%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 24 (8.05%) SQL
2 7 (2.35%) PowerShell
3 4 (1.34%) VBScript
4 3 (1.01%) Perl
4 3 (1.01%) Java
5 1 (0.34%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.34%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.34%) C
5 1 (0.34%) C#
Qualifications
1 55 (18.46%) Cisco Certification
2 50 (16.78%) Microsoft Certification
3 39 (13.09%) CCNA
4 37 (12.42%) CCNP
5 22 (7.38%) MCSE
5 22 (7.38%) Degree
6 21 (7.05%) MCP
7 18 (6.04%) MCSA
8 16 (5.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 12 (4.03%) MCITP
10 11 (3.69%) SC Cleared
10 11 (3.69%) Security Cleared
11 9 (3.02%) CCDP
12 7 (2.35%) CCA
12 7 (2.35%) Citrix Certification
13 6 (2.01%) ITIL Certification
13 6 (2.01%) MCTS
14 5 (1.68%) ISTQB
14 5 (1.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 5 (1.68%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (11.07%) SLA
2 15 (5.03%) QA
3 10 (3.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.67%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.34%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 121 (40.60%) Active Directory
2 93 (31.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (12.42%) Hyper-V
4 26 (8.72%) XenApp
5 19 (6.38%) vSphere
6 16 (5.37%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (4.03%) MetaFrame
7 12 (4.03%) XenDesktop
8 10 (3.36%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 8 (2.68%) Terminal Services
10 6 (2.01%) Firmware
11 5 (1.68%) vCloud
12 4 (1.34%) XenServer
13 3 (1.01%) Microsoft App-V
13 3 (1.01%) Terminal Server
13 3 (1.01%) NFS
14 2 (0.67%) VMware ESX
15 1 (0.34%) Squid
15 1 (0.34%) Kamailio
Systems Management
1 7 (2.35%) WSUS
2 5 (1.68%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (1.34%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (1.34%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (1.34%) SCCM
4 3 (1.01%) Cacti
4 3 (1.01%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.67%) Nagios
5 2 (0.67%) SCOM
6 1 (0.34%) Puppet
6 1 (0.34%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.34%) nmon
Vendors
1 144 (48.32%) Microsoft
2 130 (43.62%) VMware
3 122 (40.94%) Cisco
4 77 (25.84%) Citrix
5 29 (9.73%) HP
6 23 (7.72%) Juniper
7 22 (7.38%) Dell
8 19 (6.38%) EMC
9 16 (5.37%) McAfee
10 13 (4.36%) ProCurve
10 13 (4.36%) CheckPoint
10 13 (4.36%) Red Hat
10 13 (4.36%) NetApp
11 11 (3.69%) Apple
11 11 (3.69%) Symantec
11 11 (3.69%) Oracle
12 9 (3.02%) Ipanema Technologies
12 9 (3.02%) Business Objects
12 9 (3.02%) SAP
13 8 (2.68%) Avaya
Manchester, Lancashire
The People Network
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Health, Life
Posted: Yesterday
Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £33,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £25k plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Posted: Yesterday
Lancashire
ADI UK Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Roc Search
Salary: £17000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + flexi time
Posted: 2 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Resource Management - Royal London
Salary: bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Resource Management
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Genesis IT & Telecommunications Limited
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + substantial benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Reed Technology Leadership Practice
Posted: 6 days ago
North West
Stott & May
Salary: £40000 - £50000 Per Annum £6,000 Car Allow
Posted: 6 days ago