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 9 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 100 106 101
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -5
Permanent jobs citing WAN 191 156 204
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.05% 2.58% 2.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.02% 17.41% 17.77%
Number of salaries quoted 169 137 165
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,400 £23,475 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £46,200
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
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
954 896 1148
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 15.24% 14.84% 15.49%
Number of salaries quoted 778 711 965
Median salary £38,000 £40,375 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +7.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £55,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 9 December 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 9 December 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 +19 130 £37,500 +7.14% 15
Merseyside -13 22 £50,500 +20.95% 1
Lancashire +5 20 £42,500 +30.76% 1
Cheshire -8 18 £47,500 +11.76% 3
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 9 December 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.

1 269 (78.65%) LAN
2 177 (51.75%) Cisco
3 174 (50.88%) Firewall
4 154 (45.03%) Active Directory
5 124 (36.26%) Windows
6 122 (35.67%) DNS
7 112 (32.75%) VMware
8 109 (31.87%) DHCP
9 105 (30.70%) Cisco Certification
10 91 (26.61%) Microsoft
11 85 (24.85%) VMware Infrastructure
12 82 (23.98%) CCNP
12 82 (23.98%) ITIL
13 74 (21.64%) VLAN
14 71 (20.76%) VPN
15 69 (20.18%) Internet
16 67 (19.59%) Network Security
17 66 (19.30%) Windows Server
18 65 (19.01%) WLAN
18 65 (19.01%) TCP/IP
19 62 (18.13%) Windows Server 2008
19 62 (18.13%) Hyper-V
20 57 (16.67%) VoIP
21 56 (16.37%) CCNA
22 55 (16.08%) MS Exchange
22 55 (16.08%) Network Management
23 54 (15.79%) OSPF
23 54 (15.79%) BGP
23 54 (15.79%) Telecoms
24 53 (15.50%) 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 55 (16.08%) MS Exchange
2 17 (4.97%) SharePoint
3 16 (4.68%) IIS
4 13 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2013
5 11 (3.22%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (1.17%) Confluence
6 4 (1.17%) IBM Notes
6 4 (1.17%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.58%) Apache
8 1 (0.29%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.29%) WordPress
Applications
1 39 (11.40%) MS Excel
2 26 (7.60%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 31 (9.06%) Office 365
2 15 (4.39%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (2.92%) Amazon EC2
3 10 (2.92%) Amazon S3
3 10 (2.92%) AWS CloudFormation
4 6 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (1.75%) SaaS
5 4 (1.17%) Basecamp
6 1 (0.29%) IaaS
6 1 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.29%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 269 (78.65%) LAN
2 174 (50.88%) Firewall
3 122 (35.67%) DNS
4 109 (31.87%) DHCP
5 74 (21.64%) VLAN
6 71 (20.76%) VPN
7 69 (20.18%) Internet
8 67 (19.59%) Network Security
9 65 (19.01%) TCP/IP
9 65 (19.01%) WLAN
10 57 (16.67%) VoIP
11 54 (15.79%) BGP
11 54 (15.79%) OSPF
12 53 (15.50%) Wireless
13 48 (14.04%) MPLS
14 43 (12.57%) Cisco Nexus
14 43 (12.57%) Wi-Fi
15 41 (11.99%) Intrusion Detection
16 25 (7.31%) Cisco Wireless
17 24 (7.02%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (12.28%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.51%) SQL Server 2012
3 10 (2.92%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (1.75%) MySQL
5 4 (1.17%) Oracle Database
5 4 (1.17%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.58%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.29%) Informix
7 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (2.92%) Git (software)
2 8 (2.34%) JIRA
3 7 (2.05%) Jenkins
4 4 (1.17%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.29%) Metasploit
General
1 54 (15.79%) Telecoms
2 18 (5.26%) Finance
3 8 (2.34%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.17%) Law
4 4 (1.17%) Retail
5 3 (0.88%) Electronics
6 2 (0.58%) Advertising
6 2 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.29%) Back Office
7 1 (0.29%) Legal
7 1 (0.29%) Marketing
7 1 (0.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 84 (24.56%) Network Engineer
2 56 (16.37%) Analyst
3 47 (13.74%) Support Engineer
4 36 (10.53%) IT Support
5 31 (9.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 29 (8.48%) 2nd Line Support
7 27 (7.89%) Cisco Engineer
8 26 (7.60%) IT Engineer
9 22 (6.43%) Support Analyst
10 19 (5.56%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 17 (4.97%) IT Analyst
11 17 (4.97%) IT Support Analyst
11 17 (4.97%) IT Support Engineer
11 17 (4.97%) Network Analyst
11 17 (4.97%) Senior Network Engineer
12 16 (4.68%) 1st/2nd Line Support
12 16 (4.68%) Network Security Manager
12 16 (4.68%) Security Manager
13 15 (4.39%) Cisco Analyst
13 15 (4.39%) Cisco Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (3.80%) Web Services
2 3 (0.88%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.29%) .NET
3 1 (0.29%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.29%) EDI
3 1 (0.29%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 44 (12.87%) Data Centre
2 36 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (9.94%) NHS
4 21 (6.14%) Video Conferencing
5 20 (5.85%) Management Information System
6 12 (3.51%) HP StoreVirtual
7 10 (2.92%) RSA SecurID
7 10 (2.92%) Wiki
8 7 (2.05%) Driving Licence
8 7 (2.05%) iPad
8 7 (2.05%) Replication
9 6 (1.75%) Computer Science
9 6 (1.75%) Fat Client
9 6 (1.75%) FlexPod
9 6 (1.75%) Thin Client
10 5 (1.46%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.88%) CMDB
11 3 (0.88%) Private Cloud
12 2 (0.58%) IVR
13 1 (0.29%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 124 (36.26%) Windows
2 66 (19.30%) Windows Server
3 62 (18.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 38 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 36 (10.53%) Linux
6 27 (7.89%) Windows Server 2003
7 26 (7.60%) Windows 7
8 12 (3.51%) Windows XP
9 9 (2.63%) Data ONTAP
9 9 (2.63%) Unix
10 8 (2.34%) Solaris
11 5 (1.46%) CentOS
12 4 (1.17%) AIX
13 3 (0.88%) Windows 10
14 2 (0.58%) Android
14 2 (0.58%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.29%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (23.98%) ITIL
2 55 (16.08%) Network Management
3 40 (11.70%) Service Management
4 36 (10.53%) High Availability
5 34 (9.94%) Disaster Recovery
6 28 (8.19%) Network Monitoring
6 28 (8.19%) Security Management
7 27 (7.89%) PRINCE2
8 24 (7.02%) Identity Access Management
8 24 (7.02%) Network Design
9 22 (6.43%) Agile Software Development
9 22 (6.43%) Mentoring
9 22 (6.43%) Performance Monitoring
10 21 (6.14%) Business Continuity
10 21 (6.14%) Change Management
10 21 (6.14%) Configuration Management
11 20 (5.85%) Data Protection
12 19 (5.56%) ITSM
13 18 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
13 18 (5.26%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (9.06%) SQL
2 20 (5.85%) Perl
2 20 (5.85%) Python
3 18 (5.26%) PowerShell
4 13 (3.80%) PHP
5 12 (3.51%) VB
6 10 (2.92%) VBScript
7 2 (0.58%) C
7 2 (0.58%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.29%) C#
Qualifications
1 105 (30.70%) Cisco Certification
2 82 (23.98%) CCNP
3 56 (16.37%) CCNA
4 46 (13.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 40 (11.70%) Degree
6 37 (10.82%) MCSE
7 18 (5.26%) CCIE
8 16 (4.68%) MCSA
9 10 (2.92%) JNCIP
9 10 (2.92%) MCITP
10 9 (2.63%) MCP
10 9 (2.63%) NCIE
10 9 (2.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 6 (1.75%) A+ Certification
11 6 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (1.75%) Network+ Certification
12 5 (1.46%) Security Cleared
13 3 (0.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 3 (0.88%) SCNA
13 3 (0.88%) SCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (10.82%) SLA
2 12 (3.51%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.58%) QA
System Software
1 154 (45.03%) Active Directory
2 85 (24.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 62 (18.13%) Hyper-V
4 17 (4.97%) vSphere
5 8 (2.34%) XenApp
6 6 (1.75%) Virtual Servers
6 6 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (1.46%) Virtual Desktop
8 4 (1.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (0.88%) Sendmail
9 3 (0.88%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.29%) Firmware
10 1 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.29%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 23 (6.73%) Cisco CUCM
2 18 (5.26%) Nagios
3 17 (4.97%) Puppet
4 16 (4.68%) Cisco Prime
4 16 (4.68%) OpenNMS
5 15 (4.39%) SCCM
6 10 (2.92%) RANCID
6 10 (2.92%) ServiceCenter
7 9 (2.63%) FortiGate
8 7 (2.05%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (1.46%) SCOM
10 4 (1.17%) HP SIM
10 4 (1.17%) McAfee ePO
10 4 (1.17%) Norton AntiVirus
11 2 (0.58%) SCDPM
11 2 (0.58%) SCVMM
11 2 (0.58%) WSUS
12 1 (0.29%) OpenView
12 1 (0.29%) SolarWinds Orion
12 1 (0.29%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 177 (51.75%) Cisco
2 112 (32.75%) VMware
3 91 (26.61%) Microsoft
4 49 (14.33%) Juniper
5 40 (11.70%) HP
6 24 (7.02%) NetApp
7 19 (5.56%) CheckPoint
8 17 (4.97%) Avaya
8 17 (4.97%) Brocade
9 16 (4.68%) Citrix
9 16 (4.68%) Ericsson
9 16 (4.68%) Foundry
9 16 (4.68%) Huawei
9 16 (4.68%) Intel Security
9 16 (4.68%) ZyXEL
10 13 (3.80%) SolarWinds
10 13 (3.80%) Veeam
11 11 (3.22%) Dell
11 11 (3.22%) Extreme Networks
11 11 (3.22%) F5
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