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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 38 28 36
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +8
Permanent jobs citing WAN 9 8 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stockport 3.70% 4.26% 2.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.43% 53.33% 19.05%
Number of salaries quoted 8 7 4
Average salary £37,000 £32,500 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.84% +12.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,250 £24,000 £26,200
10% offered a salary of more than £42,100 £38,500 £31,450
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +1.33%
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
42 15 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stockport 17.28% 7.98% 11.54%
Number of salaries quoted 33 12 21
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% +16.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £36,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
Salary Histogram in Stockport

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing WAN across the Stockport region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

WAN Salary Histogram in Stockport

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stockport

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 20 (100.00%) LAN
2 16 (80.00%) Windows
3 15 (75.00%) Cisco
4 14 (70.00%) Firewall
5 12 (60.00%) DNS
5 12 (60.00%) VMware
6 11 (55.00%) Active Directory
6 11 (55.00%) HP
6 11 (55.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 9 (45.00%) VPN
8 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
8 8 (40.00%) VLAN
8 8 (40.00%) Network Security
8 8 (40.00%) ProCurve
8 8 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
9 7 (35.00%) TCP/IP
9 7 (35.00%) Windows 8
10 5 (25.00%) MS Excel
10 5 (25.00%) MS Exchange
10 5 (25.00%) Wireless
10 5 (25.00%) Migration
10 5 (25.00%) Project Planning
11 4 (20.00%) Web Services
11 4 (20.00%) DHCP
12 3 (15.00%) Windows 2000
12 3 (15.00%) MCSE
12 3 (15.00%) SharePoint
12 3 (15.00%) Ethernet
12 3 (15.00%) CCNP
12 3 (15.00%) CCDA

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Stockport by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 5 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (15.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.00%) Apache
3 1 (5.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 20 (100.00%) LAN
2 14 (70.00%) Firewall
3 12 (60.00%) DNS
4 9 (45.00%) VPN
5 8 (40.00%) VLAN
5 8 (40.00%) Network Security
5 8 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (35.00%) TCP/IP
7 5 (25.00%) Wireless
8 4 (20.00%) DHCP
9 3 (15.00%) Ethernet
9 3 (15.00%) SAN
9 3 (15.00%) MPLS
10 2 (10.00%) VPLS
11 1 (5.00%) Internet
General
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Support Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Technician
4 3 (15.00%) Senior Technician
4 3 (15.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Cisco Architect
5 2 (10.00%) Cisco Solutions Architect
5 2 (10.00%) Architect
5 2 (10.00%) Network Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (10.00%) Pre Sales Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Support Technician
6 1 (5.00%) Linux Support Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Pre Sales Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Sales Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 16 (80.00%) Windows
2 7 (35.00%) Windows 8
3 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (15.00%) Windows 2000
3 3 (15.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) Migration
1 5 (25.00%) Project Planning
2 3 (15.00%) Network Design
3 2 (10.00%) Change Control
4 1 (5.00%) Coaching
4 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) MCSE
1 3 (15.00%) CCNP
1 3 (15.00%) CCDA
1 3 (15.00%) CCDP
1 3 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (10.00%) Degree
System Software
1 11 (55.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 11 (55.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.00%) Terminal Services
2 3 (15.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.00%) vSphere
3 1 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 15 (75.00%) Cisco
2 12 (60.00%) VMware
3 11 (55.00%) HP
4 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 8 (40.00%) ProCurve
5 3 (15.00%) 3PAR
5 3 (15.00%) NetApp
5 3 (15.00%) CheckPoint
5 3 (15.00%) Symantec
5 3 (15.00%) Wyse
6 1 (5.00%) Red Hat
6 1 (5.00%) Citrix