The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Liverpool with a requirement for WAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
Merseyside / Liverpool
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 39 38
Rank change year-on-year -7 -1  
Permanent jobs citing WAN 8 13 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Liverpool 2.00% 3.33% 4.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.79% 19.40% 38.00%
Number of salaries quoted 8 9 17
Median salary £34,250 £32,500 £28,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.38% +14.03%  
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £21,300 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,500 £58,000 £52,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  

WAN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Liverpool with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
Liverpool
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 58 67 50
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Liverpool 14.50% 17.18% 11.68%
Number of salaries quoted 39 48 43
Median salary £42,500 £38,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.84% +16.92%  
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £23,000 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,500 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% +2.40%  

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Liverpool

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Liverpool citing WAN as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for WAN in Liverpool

WAN
Salary Trend in Liverpool

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

Salary trend for WAN in Liverpool

WAN
Salary Histogram in Liverpool

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in Liverpool over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for WAN in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, 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 Liverpool region with a requirement for WAN.

1 20 (83.33%) LAN
2 14 (58.33%) DNS
3 12 (50.00%) DHCP
4 11 (45.83%) WLAN
4 11 (45.83%) Active Directory
4 11 (45.83%) Firewall
5 10 (41.67%) Cisco
5 10 (41.67%) VoIP
6 9 (37.50%) Windows
6 9 (37.50%) Service Management
6 9 (37.50%) Data Centre
7 8 (33.33%) Network Security
7 8 (33.33%) ITIL
8 7 (29.17%) VPN
8 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
9 6 (25.00%) ISDN
9 6 (25.00%) VMware
9 6 (25.00%) SCCM
9 6 (25.00%) Meraki
10 5 (20.83%) Skype
10 5 (20.83%) Skype for Business
10 5 (20.83%) DMVPN
10 5 (20.83%) Video Conferencing
10 5 (20.83%) PowerShell
10 5 (20.83%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (20.83%) Hyper-V
10 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (20.83%) VLAN
10 5 (20.83%) IPsec

WAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Liverpool 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 5 (20.83%) Skype for Business
2 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.17%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) Office 365
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.17%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 20 (83.33%) LAN
2 14 (58.33%) DNS
3 12 (50.00%) DHCP
4 11 (45.83%) Firewall
4 11 (45.83%) WLAN
5 10 (41.67%) VoIP
6 8 (33.33%) Network Security
7 7 (29.17%) VPN
8 6 (25.00%) ISDN
9 5 (20.83%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (20.83%) DMVPN
9 5 (20.83%) IPsec
9 5 (20.83%) PSTN
9 5 (20.83%) SAN
9 5 (20.83%) Skype
9 5 (20.83%) VLAN
10 4 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
10 4 (16.67%) NAS
10 4 (16.67%) SSL
11 3 (12.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) Informix
General
1 4 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (12.50%) Manufacturing
3 2 (8.33%) Back Office
4 1 (4.17%) Retail
4 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (20.83%) Administrator
2 4 (16.67%) Network Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Senior Network Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (12.50%) Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Service Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Identity Management Specialist
4 2 (8.33%) IT Security Specialist
4 2 (8.33%) Security Specialist
4 2 (8.33%) Wintel Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Cisco Network Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Citrix Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) IT Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) SAN Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Support Team Leader
5 1 (4.17%) Team Leader
5 1 (4.17%) VMware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (37.50%) Data Centre
2 5 (20.83%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (16.67%) NHS
4 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (4.17%) Algorithms
5 1 (4.17%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 9 (37.50%) Windows
2 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (12.50%) Linux
4 3 (12.50%) Windows Server
5 2 (8.33%) Unix
6 1 (4.17%) AIX
6 1 (4.17%) Solaris
6 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (4.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) Service Management
2 8 (33.33%) ITIL
3 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (20.83%) PRINCE2
4 4 (16.67%) Data Protection
4 4 (16.67%) ITSM
4 4 (16.67%) Knowledge Management
4 4 (16.67%) Programme Management
4 4 (16.67%) Service Delivery
4 4 (16.67%) Service Design
5 3 (12.50%) Load Balancing
5 3 (12.50%) Logistics
5 3 (12.50%) Patch Management
5 3 (12.50%) Project Management
6 2 (8.33%) Capacity Management
6 2 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (8.33%) Identity Access Management
6 2 (8.33%) Mentoring
6 2 (8.33%) Security Management
7 1 (4.17%) Fault Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.83%) PowerShell
2 4 (16.67%) SQL
2 4 (16.67%) VB
3 2 (8.33%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (12.50%) Degree
2 2 (8.33%) CCNA
3 1 (4.17%) CCNP
System Software
1 11 (45.83%) Active Directory
2 5 (20.83%) Hyper-V
3 3 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (4.17%) vSphere
5 1 (4.17%) XenApp
5 1 (4.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (25.00%) SCCM
2 4 (16.67%) SCDPM
2 4 (16.67%) SCOM
2 4 (16.67%) SCVMM
3 3 (12.50%) Nagios
4 1 (4.17%) OpenView
4 1 (4.17%) OVSD
4 1 (4.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (4.17%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 10 (41.67%) Cisco
2 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
3 6 (25.00%) Meraki
3 6 (25.00%) VMware
4 5 (20.83%) HP
5 4 (16.67%) Citrix
6 3 (12.50%) SolarWinds
7 1 (4.17%) Apple
7 1 (4.17%) Brocade
7 1 (4.17%) Oracle