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 25 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 130 122 134
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +12
Permanent jobs citing WAN 124 149 141
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.03% 2.23% 1.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.90% 14.97% 12.73%
Number of salaries quoted 106 111 114
Median salary £35,000 £37,500 £32,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +14.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,500 £20,150
10% offered a salary of more than £53,750 £60,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +3.75%
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
961 995 1108
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 15.71% 14.88% 14.87%
Number of salaries quoted 801 796 927
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 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 25 August 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 25 August 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 -12 82 £37,500 -6.25% 18
Cheshire +3 15 £40,500 +11.72% 4
Lancashire +21 14 £33,654 +22.37% 1
Merseyside -13 9 £37,500 +5.63%
Cumbria - 1 £32,500 -
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 August 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.

1 221 (80.07%) LAN
2 137 (49.64%) Cisco
3 106 (38.41%) Firewall
4 98 (35.51%) Cisco Certification
5 81 (29.35%) Microsoft
6 80 (28.99%) Windows
7 78 (28.26%) Active Directory
8 77 (27.90%) VMware
9 72 (26.09%) CCNP
10 70 (25.36%) CCNA
11 65 (23.55%) VPN
12 59 (21.38%) DNS
12 59 (21.38%) Windows Server
13 58 (21.01%) ITIL
14 54 (19.57%) Juniper
15 53 (19.20%) Telecoms
16 51 (18.48%) DHCP
17 42 (15.22%) VoIP
17 42 (15.22%) MPLS
17 42 (15.22%) VMware Infrastructure
18 39 (14.13%) SLA
19 38 (13.77%) TCP/IP
20 37 (13.41%) BGP
21 36 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
22 35 (12.68%) Wireless
23 33 (11.96%) Internet
24 32 (11.59%) OSPF
24 32 (11.59%) VLAN
25 31 (11.23%) Windows Server 2012
25 31 (11.23%) HP

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 30 (10.87%) MS Exchange
2 14 (5.07%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (4.71%) SharePoint
4 12 (4.35%) IIS
5 6 (2.17%) Skype for Business
6 5 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (1.81%) IBM Notes
7 4 (1.45%) Apache
8 3 (1.09%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.36%) IBM Domino
10 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.36%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.36%) WordPress
Applications
1 27 (9.78%) MS Excel
2 19 (6.88%) MS Office
3 5 (1.81%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.45%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 27 (9.78%) Office 365
2 9 (3.26%) IaaS
3 5 (1.81%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.09%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.09%) SaaS
5 2 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 221 (80.07%) LAN
2 106 (38.41%) Firewall
3 65 (23.55%) VPN
4 59 (21.38%) DNS
5 51 (18.48%) DHCP
6 42 (15.22%) MPLS
6 42 (15.22%) VoIP
7 38 (13.77%) TCP/IP
8 37 (13.41%) BGP
9 35 (12.68%) Wireless
10 33 (11.96%) Internet
11 32 (11.59%) OSPF
11 32 (11.59%) VLAN
12 28 (10.14%) Wi-Fi
13 24 (8.70%) Network Security
13 24 (8.70%) WLAN
14 23 (8.33%) Broadband
15 22 (7.97%) Cisco Nexus
16 21 (7.61%) SAN
17 19 (6.88%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (7.25%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (0.72%) MySQL
3 2 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.36%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.36%) MariaDB
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.36%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (2.17%) Metasploit
2 4 (1.45%) Git (software)
General
1 53 (19.20%) Telecoms
2 21 (7.61%) Finance
3 11 (3.99%) Manufacturing
4 8 (2.90%) Back Office
5 7 (2.54%) Law
5 7 (2.54%) Legal
6 4 (1.45%) Retail
7 3 (1.09%) Electronics
7 3 (1.09%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.72%) Marketing
8 2 (0.72%) Publishing
9 1 (0.36%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 66 (23.91%) Network Engineer
2 55 (19.93%) Analyst
3 30 (10.87%) Cisco Engineer
4 24 (8.70%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 22 (7.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 17 (6.16%) IT Support
6 17 (6.16%) Support Engineer
7 16 (5.80%) IT Engineer
7 16 (5.80%) Network Analyst
7 16 (5.80%) Network Support
8 14 (5.07%) Network Manager
9 13 (4.71%) Cisco Analyst
9 13 (4.71%) Cisco Network Analyst
10 12 (4.35%) Infrastructure Manager
10 12 (4.35%) Technical Support
10 12 (4.35%) WAN Engineer
11 11 (3.99%) 1st Line Support
11 11 (3.99%) 3rd Line Support
11 11 (3.99%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 11 (3.99%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.45%) WAP
2 3 (1.09%) Web Services
3 2 (0.72%) .NET
3 2 (0.72%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.36%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.36%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (7.97%) Data Centre
2 21 (7.61%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (4.35%) iPad
3 12 (4.35%) Wiki
4 11 (3.99%) Management Information System
5 10 (3.62%) Driving Licence
5 10 (3.62%) Video Conferencing
6 8 (2.90%) HP StoreVirtual
6 8 (2.90%) NHS
7 6 (2.17%) CCTV
7 6 (2.17%) Clustering
7 6 (2.17%) FMCG
7 6 (2.17%) Replication
8 5 (1.81%) RSA SecurID
9 4 (1.45%) AS400
9 4 (1.45%) iSeries
10 3 (1.09%) Client/Server
10 3 (1.09%) Computer Science
10 3 (1.09%) EPoS
10 3 (1.09%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 80 (28.99%) Windows
2 59 (21.38%) Windows Server
3 36 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 31 (11.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (6.52%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (5.80%) Linux
6 16 (5.80%) Windows 7
7 11 (3.99%) Unix
8 9 (3.26%) Windows XP
9 4 (1.45%) Android
9 4 (1.45%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.72%) CentOS
10 2 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.72%) Solaris
10 2 (0.72%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.36%) AIX
11 1 (0.36%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.36%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.36%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (21.01%) ITIL
2 27 (9.78%) Network Management
3 24 (8.70%) High Availability
4 23 (8.33%) Network Monitoring
4 23 (8.33%) PRINCE2
4 23 (8.33%) Service Delivery
5 19 (6.88%) Project Management
6 17 (6.16%) Disaster Recovery
7 16 (5.80%) Migration
8 15 (5.43%) Performance Monitoring
9 13 (4.71%) Asset Management
10 12 (4.35%) Change Management
10 12 (4.35%) Line Management
11 10 (3.62%) Network Design
11 10 (3.62%) Service Management
12 9 (3.26%) Agile Software Development
12 9 (3.26%) Business Continuity
12 9 (3.26%) Capacity Planning
12 9 (3.26%) Data Protection
12 9 (3.26%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 22 (7.97%) SQL
2 9 (3.26%) Perl
2 9 (3.26%) PowerShell
2 9 (3.26%) Python
3 8 (2.90%) PHP
4 5 (1.81%) VB
4 5 (1.81%) VBScript
5 4 (1.45%) Shell Script
6 3 (1.09%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.72%) C#
8 1 (0.36%) Java
Qualifications
1 98 (35.51%) Cisco Certification
2 72 (26.09%) CCNP
3 70 (25.36%) CCNA
4 30 (10.87%) Microsoft Certification
5 23 (8.33%) Security Cleared
6 18 (6.52%) Degree
6 18 (6.52%) MCSE
6 18 (6.52%) SC Cleared
7 16 (5.80%) MCSA
8 15 (5.43%) ITIL Certification
9 14 (5.07%) CCIE
10 9 (3.26%) JNCIP
11 8 (2.90%) MCITP
12 7 (2.54%) MCP
13 6 (2.17%) PMI Certification
13 6 (2.17%) PMP
14 5 (1.81%) JNCIA
14 5 (1.81%) JNCIS
15 4 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 4 (1.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (14.13%) SLA
2 10 (3.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (2.90%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.81%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.72%) QA
System Software
1 78 (28.26%) Active Directory
2 42 (15.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (7.61%) Hyper-V
4 9 (3.26%) vSphere
4 9 (3.26%) XenApp
5 6 (2.17%) XenServer
6 5 (1.81%) XenDesktop
7 3 (1.09%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.72%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.36%) iptables
9 1 (0.36%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.36%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 11 (3.99%) Cisco CUCM
1 11 (3.99%) SCCM
2 9 (3.26%) Nagios
3 8 (2.90%) OpenNMS
4 7 (2.54%) Cisco Prime
5 6 (2.17%) FortiGate
5 6 (2.17%) HP Data Protector
5 6 (2.17%) Microsoft Clustering
5 6 (2.17%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (1.81%) ServiceCenter
7 4 (1.45%) HP SIM
7 4 (1.45%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (1.45%) Puppet
7 4 (1.45%) RANCID
8 1 (0.36%) Cacti
8 1 (0.36%) SCSM
8 1 (0.36%) SmokePing
8 1 (0.36%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (0.36%) XenMobile
8 1 (0.36%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 137 (49.64%) Cisco
2 81 (29.35%) Microsoft
3 77 (27.90%) VMware
4 54 (19.57%) Juniper
5 31 (11.23%) HP
6 21 (7.61%) CheckPoint
7 14 (5.07%) Citrix
8 11 (3.99%) 3PAR
9 8 (2.90%) Avaya
9 8 (2.90%) Brocade
9 8 (2.90%) Ericsson
9 8 (2.90%) Foundry
9 8 (2.90%) Huawei
9 8 (2.90%) IBM
9 8 (2.90%) Palo Alto
9 8 (2.90%) SolarWinds
9 8 (2.90%) Sophos
9 8 (2.90%) ZyXEL
10 7 (2.54%) Dell
10 7 (2.54%) Extreme Networks
Rochdale, Lancashire
Zen Internet Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum depending on experience + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £50,000 per annum + £6,000 Car allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £48000 per annum + bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Intech 7
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum negotiable based on exp; good packag
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Stott & May
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + 6k Car Allowance
Posted: 6 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bolton
greywood
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens & training
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + generous employee benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + generous package
Posted: 6 days ago
North West England
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Recital Consulting
Salary: £20000 - £25000 Per Annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
IQ Telecom
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Cheshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
Northwich
greywood
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens & training
Posted: 16 days ago
Manchester
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £34000 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Amazon
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 23 days ago
Manchester
Bluetown Online LTD
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago
Manchester
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £43000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Salary: Competitive salary with additional NCC Benefits
Posted: 27 days ago