The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Stockport region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 35 33 29
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -4
Permanent jobs citing WAN 2 7 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stockport 1.06% 4.38% 6.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.53% 41.18% 37.93%
Number of salaries quoted 2 7 10
Average salary £32,000 £27,500 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.36% -1.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,400 £27,200 £27,850
10% offered a salary of more than £33,600 £51,900 £32,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
WAN
Manchester

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Stockport region.

Communications & Networking Category
Stockport
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
19 17 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stockport 10.11% 10.63% 17.79%
Number of salaries quoted 19 14 23
Average salary £30,000 £27,500 £29,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% -6.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,875 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £34,300 £45,000 £51,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Stockport

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing WAN across the Stockport region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Stockport

WAN
Salary Trend in Stockport

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing WAN across the Stockport region.

WAN Salary Trend in Stockport

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stockport

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Stockport 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 10 (100.00%) LAN
2 8 (80.00%) TCP/IP
2 8 (80.00%) DNS
2 8 (80.00%) Firewall
3 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (70.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (70.00%) DHCP
3 7 (70.00%) MS Exchange
3 7 (70.00%) Windows
4 6 (60.00%) MS Office
4 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
4 6 (60.00%) Blackberry
4 6 (60.00%) Apple
4 6 (60.00%) MCDST
4 6 (60.00%) VLAN
4 6 (60.00%) Wireshark
4 6 (60.00%) Mathematics
4 6 (60.00%) CCENT
4 6 (60.00%) iPhone
4 6 (60.00%) iPad
4 6 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (60.00%) Change Control
4 6 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (30.00%) Web Services
6 2 (20.00%) UNIX
6 2 (20.00%) Java
6 2 (20.00%) Linux
6 2 (20.00%) Tomcat
6 2 (20.00%) Cisco
6 2 (20.00%) CheckPoint

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Stockport by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Stockport 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 7 (70.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (20.00%) Tomcat
4 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (10.00%) Apache
Applications
1 6 (60.00%) MS Office
2 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (100.00%) LAN
2 8 (80.00%) TCP/IP
2 8 (80.00%) DNS
2 8 (80.00%) Firewall
3 7 (70.00%) DHCP
4 6 (60.00%) VLAN
4 6 (60.00%) Wireshark
5 1 (10.00%) Network Security
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (10.00%) FTP
5 1 (10.00%) VPN
5 1 (10.00%) IPv4
5 1 (10.00%) SAN
5 1 (10.00%) Internet
5 1 (10.00%) MPLS
5 1 (10.00%) OSPF
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Analyst
1 4 (40.00%) Network Support
1 4 (40.00%) IT Support
2 3 (30.00%) Support Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Support Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Network Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Network Support Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) IT Support Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Network Support Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) UNIX Support
3 2 (20.00%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Linux Support
4 1 (10.00%) Linux Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (10.00%) UNIX Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) UNIX Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (60.00%) Blackberry
1 6 (60.00%) Mathematics
1 6 (60.00%) iPhone
1 6 (60.00%) iPad
2 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (10.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Linux
2 2 (20.00%) UNIX
3 1 (10.00%) SUSE
3 1 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Change Control
2 1 (10.00%) Patch Management
2 1 (10.00%) Server Building
2 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (60.00%) MCDST
2 6 (60.00%) CCENT
3 1 (10.00%) MCSE
3 1 (10.00%) CCNP
3 1 (10.00%) CCNA
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) Terminal Services
2 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (60.00%) Apple
3 2 (20.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco
4 1 (10.00%) Symantec
4 1 (10.00%) Wyse
4 1 (10.00%) 3PAR
4 1 (10.00%) F5
4 1 (10.00%) HP
4 1 (10.00%) Juniper
4 1 (10.00%) Red Hat
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