The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 29 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
North West > Manchester
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 94 110 118
Rank change year-on-year +16 +8  
Permanent jobs citing WAN 132 75 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 3.13% 2.14% 1.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.79% 14.31% 13.21%
Number of salaries quoted 109 69 50
Manchester median annual salary £44,500 £39,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.10% -2.50%  
10th Percentile £21,250 £24,800 £18,750
90th Percentile £55,000 £56,250 £61,250
North West median annual salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  

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 Manchester with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
Manchester
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 635 524 492
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 15.08% 14.98% 14.62%
Number of salaries quoted 1729 1293 1171
Manchester median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.28%  
10th Percentile £24,000 £25,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £55,000 £57,500 £60,000
North West median annual salary £42,500 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +11.84% +1.33%  

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing WAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for WAN in Manchester

WAN
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Salary trend for WAN in Manchester

WAN
Salary Histogram in Manchester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in Manchester over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Salary histogram for WAN in Manchester

WAN
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 29 June 2017. 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 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
Rochdale +10 14 £45,500 -9.00% 2
Stockport -9 13 £47,500 +46.15% 6
Cheadle -4 6 £50,000 +80.18%
Salford - 6 £37,500 -
Bolton +2 5 £35,000 -22.22%
Wigan -16 4 £30,000 -33.33%
Oldham +3 1 £55,000 +175.00%
Altrincham - 1 £24,000 - 1
WAN
North West

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 Manchester region with a requirement for WAN.

1 172 (71.97%) LAN
2 105 (43.93%) Firewall
3 104 (43.51%) Active Directory
4 102 (42.68%) Windows
5 97 (40.59%) Cisco
6 83 (34.73%) Microsoft
7 71 (29.71%) Cisco Certification
8 66 (27.62%) ITIL
9 63 (26.36%) TCP/IP
10 62 (25.94%) VMware
11 59 (24.69%) CCNP
12 55 (23.01%) Windows Server
13 50 (20.92%) VoIP
13 50 (20.92%) Telecoms
14 45 (18.83%) Hyper-V
15 44 (18.41%) DNS
16 43 (17.99%) VPN
16 43 (17.99%) Microsoft Certification
16 43 (17.99%) Office 365
17 42 (17.57%) VMware Infrastructure
17 42 (17.57%) MCSE
18 40 (16.74%) Wireless
18 40 (16.74%) Degree
19 39 (16.32%) SLA
20 35 (14.64%) Internet
21 34 (14.23%) Juniper
21 34 (14.23%) Amazon AWS
21 34 (14.23%) Analytical Skills
22 33 (13.81%) Network Management
23 32 (13.39%) CCNA

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:

Application Platforms
1 29 (12.13%) MS Exchange
2 18 (7.53%) SharePoint
3 10 (4.18%) IIS
4 9 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (3.35%) Skype for Business
6 6 (2.51%) Confluence
7 5 (2.09%) Apache
7 5 (2.09%) Tomcat
8 4 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.84%) SAS
10 1 (0.42%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 12 (5.02%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.51%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.42%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (2.93%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.42%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 43 (17.99%) Office 365
2 34 (14.23%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (9.21%) SaaS
4 19 (7.95%) Microsoft Azure
5 8 (3.35%) Amazon EC2
5 8 (3.35%) IaaS
6 7 (2.93%) Amazon S3
7 6 (2.51%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.84%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.42%) G Suite
9 1 (0.42%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.42%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.42%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 172 (71.97%) LAN
2 105 (43.93%) Firewall
3 63 (26.36%) TCP/IP
4 50 (20.92%) VoIP
5 44 (18.41%) DNS
6 43 (17.99%) VPN
7 40 (16.74%) Wireless
8 35 (14.64%) Internet
9 27 (11.30%) MPLS
9 27 (11.30%) Network Security
10 25 (10.46%) DHCP
11 22 (9.21%) NetScaler
12 19 (7.95%) BGP
12 19 (7.95%) SSL
12 19 (7.95%) Unified Communications
13 18 (7.53%) Cisco Wireless
14 17 (7.11%) Ethernet
15 15 (6.28%) ISDN
16 14 (5.86%) Broadband
17 13 (5.44%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (11.30%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.44%) MySQL
3 7 (2.93%) Crystal Reports
3 7 (2.93%) PowerPivot
3 7 (2.93%) QlikView
4 2 (0.84%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 6 (2.51%) JIRA
2 2 (0.84%) Git (software)
General
1 50 (20.92%) Telecoms
2 21 (8.79%) Finance
3 9 (3.77%) Manufacturing
4 6 (2.51%) Legal
5 5 (2.09%) Games
6 3 (1.26%) German Language
6 3 (1.26%) Law
6 3 (1.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 59 (24.69%) Analyst
2 56 (23.43%) Network Engineer
3 28 (11.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 24 (10.04%) Support Analyst
5 23 (9.62%) 3rd Line Support
6 20 (8.37%) Cisco Engineer
6 20 (8.37%) Infrastructure Support
7 19 (7.95%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 19 (7.95%) Network Analyst
8 17 (7.11%) Architect
8 17 (7.11%) Project Manager
8 17 (7.11%) Support Engineer
9 16 (6.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 15 (6.28%) IT Engineer
10 15 (6.28%) IT Support
11 14 (5.86%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
11 14 (5.86%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 14 (5.86%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
12 13 (5.44%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
13 12 (5.02%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (8.37%) Web Services
2 7 (2.93%) EDI
2 7 (2.93%) XML
3 4 (1.67%) HTML
3 4 (1.67%) ODBC
4 2 (0.84%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 34 (14.23%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (10.46%) Data Centre
3 21 (8.79%) Driving Licence
4 18 (7.53%) Management Information System
5 13 (5.44%) Video Conferencing
6 10 (4.18%) Clustering
7 9 (3.77%) Life Science
8 5 (2.09%) PMI
8 5 (2.09%) Replication
9 3 (1.26%) EPoS
9 3 (1.26%) FMCG
9 3 (1.26%) iPad
9 3 (1.26%) Wiki
10 2 (0.84%) Cyber Attack
10 2 (0.84%) Security Operations Centre
11 1 (0.42%) Digital Signage
11 1 (0.42%) FlexPod
11 1 (0.42%) IVR
11 1 (0.42%) STB
Operating Systems
1 102 (42.68%) Windows
2 55 (23.01%) Windows Server
3 26 (10.88%) Linux
4 13 (5.44%) Windows 7
5 9 (3.77%) Windows 8
5 9 (3.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (3.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (3.35%) Windows 10
7 6 (2.51%) Unix
8 3 (1.26%) Android
8 3 (1.26%) Apple iOS
8 3 (1.26%) CentOS
8 3 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.26%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.84%) Debian
9 2 (0.84%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (27.62%) ITIL
2 33 (13.81%) Network Management
3 29 (12.13%) Network Design
4 28 (11.72%) Disaster Recovery
5 26 (10.88%) Configuration Management
6 25 (10.46%) High Availability
6 25 (10.46%) Load Balancing
7 24 (10.04%) Migration
8 22 (9.21%) PRINCE2
9 19 (7.95%) Project Management
10 17 (7.11%) Capacity Planning
10 17 (7.11%) Performance Monitoring
11 14 (5.86%) Service Management
11 14 (5.86%) Statistics
12 13 (5.44%) Change Management
13 12 (5.02%) Change Control
14 11 (4.60%) Server Hardening
14 11 (4.60%) SIEM
15 9 (3.77%) Network Monitoring
15 9 (3.77%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (12.55%) PowerShell
2 17 (7.11%) SQL
3 11 (4.60%) Perl
3 11 (4.60%) Python
4 10 (4.18%) VBScript
5 4 (1.67%) Bash Shell
5 4 (1.67%) Korn
5 4 (1.67%) Shell Script
6 2 (0.84%) PHP
6 2 (0.84%) PL/SQL
6 2 (0.84%) T-SQL
6 2 (0.84%) VB
Qualifications
1 71 (29.71%) Cisco Certification
2 59 (24.69%) CCNP
3 43 (17.99%) Microsoft Certification
4 42 (17.57%) MCSE
5 40 (16.74%) Degree
6 32 (13.39%) CCNA
7 29 (12.13%) MCP
8 27 (11.30%) MCSA
9 23 (9.62%) CCIE
10 16 (6.69%) PMI Certification
11 11 (4.60%) PMP
11 11 (4.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 10 (4.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 6 (2.51%) CCIE Routing and Switching
14 5 (2.09%) JNCIP
14 5 (2.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 3 (1.26%) ITIL Certification
15 3 (1.26%) MCITP
15 3 (1.26%) NCDA
15 3 (1.26%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (16.32%) SLA
2 8 (3.35%) PCI DSS
3 6 (2.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.26%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.84%) QA
System Software
1 104 (43.51%) Active Directory
2 45 (18.83%) Hyper-V
3 42 (17.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (2.51%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (2.09%) Samba
5 5 (2.09%) Terminal Services
5 5 (2.09%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (1.67%) vSphere
7 3 (1.26%) XenApp
8 1 (0.42%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.42%) Xen
8 1 (0.42%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 24 (10.04%) Cisco CUCM
2 22 (9.21%) SCCM
3 18 (7.53%) Cisco Prime
4 15 (6.28%) WSUS
5 9 (3.77%) Nagios
5 9 (3.77%) Puppet
6 7 (2.93%) OpenNMS
6 7 (2.93%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (1.26%) vCenter Server
8 2 (0.84%) Cacti
8 2 (0.84%) Nessus
8 2 (0.84%) Nexpose
8 2 (0.84%) Nmap
8 2 (0.84%) QRadar
8 2 (0.84%) RANCID
9 1 (0.42%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.42%) DameWare
9 1 (0.42%) SCSM
Vendors
1 97 (40.59%) Cisco
2 83 (34.73%) Microsoft
3 62 (25.94%) VMware
4 34 (14.23%) Juniper
5 24 (10.04%) CheckPoint
6 23 (9.62%) F5
6 23 (9.62%) HP
7 16 (6.69%) Riverbed
8 12 (5.02%) Dell
8 12 (5.02%) Fortinet
9 11 (4.60%) SolarWinds
10 10 (4.18%) NetApp
11 9 (3.77%) Splunk
12 8 (3.35%) Veeam
13 7 (2.93%) Citrix
13 7 (2.93%) SAP
13 7 (2.93%) Zerto
14 6 (2.51%) Atlassian
15 5 (2.09%) Wyse
16 4 (1.67%) Red Hat
Manchester, Lancashire
Eames Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £70000 per annum + package
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
networx
Salary: Up to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Itecco
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Altrincham, Cheshire
Rullion
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: From £23,000 to £25,000 per annum plus car, bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Zen Internet Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum depending on experience + benefits
Posted: 57 minutes ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £42000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Itecco
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + 15% bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Stockport
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum plus bonus and excellent benefits.
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Stockport
FRG Technology Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Michael Page Technology
Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
IT Lab
Salary: dependent on experience
Posted: 16 days ago
Manchester
IQ Telecom
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport
FRG Technology Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport
FRG Technology Consulting
Posted: 21 days ago
Manchester
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + £6500 CAR, BONUS, BENEFITS
Posted: 21 days ago
Stockport
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + flexi time
Posted: 20 days ago