Period
to 18 May 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for SD-WAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SD-WAN over the 6 months to 18 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
18 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 174 196 234
Rank change year-on-year +22 +38 +38
Permanent jobs citing SD-WAN 23 5 34
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 0.59% 0.12% 0.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.48% 0.85% 2.96%
Number of salaries quoted 21 5 34
10th Percentile £42,500 £49,310 "
25th Percentile £57,500 £49,776 £58,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% -7.69% +8.33%
75th Percentile £73,750 £62,500 £66,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £76,000 "
North West median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year - -7.69% +8.33%

SD-WAN is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Manchester
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 420 591 1,147
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 10.77% 14.24% 18.62%
Number of salaries quoted 324 466 806
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,000 £22,750
25th Percentile £40,000 £34,750 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% +12.50%
75th Percentile £61,563 £61,250 £60,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%

SD-WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing SD-WAN as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for SD-WAN in Manchester

SD-WAN
Salary Trend in Manchester

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SD-WAN in Manchester.

Salary trend for SD-WAN in Manchester

SD-WAN
Salary Histogram in Manchester

Salary distribution for jobs citing SD-WAN in Manchester over the 6 months to 18 May 2021.

Salary histogram for SD-WAN in Manchester

For the 6 months to 18 May 2021, IT jobs citing SD-WAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for SD-WAN.

1 18 (78.26%) Cisco
2 17 (73.91%) Firewall
3 15 (65.22%) Network Design
4 14 (60.87%) Fortinet
4 14 (60.87%) WAN
5 12 (52.17%) Python
5 12 (52.17%) MPLS
5 12 (52.17%) Ansible
6 9 (39.13%) BGP
6 9 (39.13%) LAN
7 8 (34.78%) Network Security
7 8 (34.78%) Data Centre
7 8 (34.78%) Social Skills
8 7 (30.43%) Cisco Firepower
8 7 (30.43%) SolarWinds
8 7 (30.43%) VMware
8 7 (30.43%) Juniper
9 6 (26.09%) Change Management
9 6 (26.09%) Azure
9 6 (26.09%) VMware Infrastructure
10 5 (21.74%) FortiGate
10 5 (21.74%) Cisco ISE
10 5 (21.74%) Capacity Planning
10 5 (21.74%) Terraform
10 5 (21.74%) Public Cloud
10 5 (21.74%) VMware NSX
10 5 (21.74%) SC Cleared
10 5 (21.74%) Security Cleared
10 5 (21.74%) JSON
10 5 (21.74%) Cisco Certification

SD-WAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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:

Cloud Services
1 6 (26.09%) Azure
2 3 (13.04%) AWS
2 3 (13.04%) Microsoft 365
3 2 (8.70%) IaaS
3 2 (8.70%) SaaS
4 1 (4.35%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 17 (73.91%) Firewall
2 14 (60.87%) WAN
3 12 (52.17%) MPLS
4 9 (39.13%) BGP
4 9 (39.13%) LAN
5 8 (34.78%) Network Security
6 7 (30.43%) Cisco Firepower
7 5 (21.74%) Cisco ISE
7 5 (21.74%) Ethernet
8 3 (13.04%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (13.04%) NX-OS
9 2 (8.70%) DHCP
9 2 (8.70%) DNS
9 2 (8.70%) SAN
9 2 (8.70%) SNMP
9 2 (8.70%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (4.35%) OSPF
10 1 (4.35%) Remote Desktop
10 1 (4.35%) Skype
10 1 (4.35%) Wireless
General
1 8 (34.78%) Social Skills
2 2 (8.70%) Law
3 1 (4.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Cisco Design Engineer
1 7 (30.43%) Cisco Engineer
1 7 (30.43%) IP Design Engineer
1 7 (30.43%) IP Engineer
1 7 (30.43%) Juniper Engineer
1 7 (30.43%) Senior Cisco Engineer
1 7 (30.43%) Senior IP Design Engineer
1 7 (30.43%) Senior IP Engineer
2 6 (26.09%) Architect
2 6 (26.09%) Network Architect
3 3 (13.04%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Consultant
3 3 (13.04%) Network Consultant
3 3 (13.04%) Network Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) JSON
2 1 (4.35%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (34.78%) Data Centre
2 5 (21.74%) Public Cloud
3 2 (8.70%) Clustering
3 2 (8.70%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) Windows
1 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
1 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2019
2 2 (8.70%) Windows Server
2 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (65.22%) Network Design
2 6 (26.09%) Change Management
3 5 (21.74%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (17.39%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (17.39%) High Availability
5 2 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (8.70%) Customer Engagement
5 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 2 (8.70%) ITIL
5 2 (8.70%) ITIL V3
5 2 (8.70%) Migration
5 2 (8.70%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (8.70%) Process Improvement
5 2 (8.70%) Project Management
5 2 (8.70%) Software Licensing
6 1 (4.35%) Information Security
6 1 (4.35%) Problem Management
6 1 (4.35%) Project Planning
6 1 (4.35%) Service Delivery
6 1 (4.35%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 12 (52.17%) Python
2 2 (8.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) CCNA
1 5 (21.74%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (21.74%) SC Cleared
1 5 (21.74%) Security Cleared
2 3 (13.04%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (26.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (21.74%) VMware NSX
3 4 (17.39%) Active Directory
4 2 (8.70%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 12 (52.17%) Ansible
2 5 (21.74%) FortiGate
2 5 (21.74%) Terraform
3 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (8.70%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (4.35%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 18 (78.26%) Cisco
2 14 (60.87%) Fortinet
3 7 (30.43%) Juniper
3 7 (30.43%) SolarWinds
3 7 (30.43%) VMware
4 5 (21.74%) CA
4 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
5 4 (17.39%) Meraki
5 4 (17.39%) WatchGuard
6 3 (13.04%) Palo Alto