Period
to 17 June 2018

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 6 months to 17 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
17 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 132 118 121
Rank change year-on-year -14 +3 -7
Permanent jobs citing WAN 167 219 156
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.36% 2.74% 2.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.07% 18.77% 15.65%
Number of salaries quoted 146 176 139
Manchester median annual salary £37,500 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.71% +5.00% +19.40%
10th Percentile £21,125 £21,250 £19,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £55,000 £56,500
North West median annual salary £40,000 £37,747 £37,500
% change year-on-year +5.97% +0.66% -

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 924 1,167 997
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 13.07% 14.61% 14.58%
Number of salaries quoted 761 941 860
Manchester median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £21,000 £23,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £57,500 £63,850
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%

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 6 months to 17 June 2018.

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 6 months to 17 June 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockport +12 21 £39,000 -13.33% 2
Rochdale -2 17 £52,500 +14.13% 1
Wigan +8 10 £24,000 -15.79% 1
Altrincham +8 6 £24,000 -
Oldham +33 5 £23,500 -57.27% 7
Salford -7 5 £31,500 -16.28%
Sale - 4 £30,000 -
Cheadle -5 3 £38,750 -12.92% 1
Bolton +9 1 £30,000 -14.29% 1
WAN
North West

For the 6 months to 17 June 2018, IT jobs citing 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 WAN.

1 137 (82.04%) LAN
2 89 (53.29%) Windows
3 88 (52.69%) Firewall
4 85 (50.90%) Cisco
5 79 (47.31%) Active Directory
6 74 (44.31%) Microsoft
6 74 (44.31%) VMware
7 69 (41.32%) Windows Server
8 57 (34.13%) ITIL
9 56 (33.53%) TCP/IP
10 53 (31.74%) Hyper-V
11 50 (29.94%) Office 365
12 45 (26.95%) Windows Server 2012
13 43 (25.75%) VMware Infrastructure
14 42 (25.15%) Windows Server 2008
15 40 (23.95%) Cisco Certification
16 39 (23.35%) Microsoft Certification
17 38 (22.75%) MCSE
18 36 (21.56%) SAN
18 36 (21.56%) DNS
19 35 (20.96%) SLA
20 32 (19.16%) CCNA
21 31 (18.56%) VoIP
22 29 (17.37%) Microsoft Office
22 29 (17.37%) Network Security
23 28 (16.77%) Retail
24 27 (16.17%) Problem-Solving
25 26 (15.57%) Wi-Fi
26 25 (14.97%) MCSA
26 25 (14.97%) SQL Server

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 24 (14.37%) MS Exchange
2 16 (9.58%) SharePoint
3 12 (7.19%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (5.39%) SharePoint 2013
5 8 (4.79%) Skype for Business
6 6 (3.59%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (1.80%) IIS
9 2 (1.20%) Apache
10 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2000
10 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.60%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 29 (17.37%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 50 (29.94%) Office 365
2 17 (10.18%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (4.79%) IaaS
3 8 (4.79%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (3.59%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (2.40%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (1.20%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (1.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.60%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.60%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (0.60%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.60%) Google Compute Engine
7 1 (0.60%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.60%) PaaS
7 1 (0.60%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 137 (82.04%) LAN
2 88 (52.69%) Firewall
3 56 (33.53%) TCP/IP
4 36 (21.56%) DNS
4 36 (21.56%) SAN
5 31 (18.56%) VoIP
6 29 (17.37%) Network Security
7 26 (15.57%) Wi-Fi
8 24 (14.37%) VPN
9 23 (13.77%) DHCP
10 22 (13.17%) Broadband
11 19 (11.38%) Wireless
12 17 (10.18%) IP Telephony
13 16 (9.58%) Internet
13 16 (9.58%) WLAN
14 13 (7.78%) Ethernet
15 12 (7.19%) VLAN
16 10 (5.99%) Cisco ASA
16 10 (5.99%) MPLS
16 10 (5.99%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (14.97%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.80%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.60%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (0.60%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.60%) MySQL
3 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (0.60%) Travis CI
General
1 28 (16.77%) Retail
2 22 (13.17%) Telecoms
3 9 (5.39%) Games
4 8 (4.79%) Finance
5 5 (2.99%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.20%) Law
7 1 (0.60%) Legal
7 1 (0.60%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 39 (23.35%) Support Engineer
2 19 (11.38%) IT Support
2 19 (11.38%) Network Engineer
3 18 (10.78%) 2nd Line Support
3 18 (10.78%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 14 (8.38%) IT Engineer
5 13 (7.78%) 3rd Line Support
6 12 (7.19%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 12 (7.19%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 12 (7.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 11 (6.59%) Security Engineer
8 10 (5.99%) Developer
9 9 (5.39%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 9 (5.39%) Analyst
9 9 (5.39%) IT Support Engineer
9 9 (5.39%) Server Support
9 9 (5.39%) Technical Manager
9 9 (5.39%) Technical Support
10 8 (4.79%) Project Engineer
10 8 (4.79%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (8.98%) Web Services
2 10 (5.99%) .NET
2 10 (5.99%) React
2 10 (5.99%) RESTful
3 4 (2.40%) 802.1X
4 3 (1.80%) LAMP
5 2 (1.20%) Elastic Stack
5 2 (1.20%) LDAP
6 1 (0.60%) COM
6 1 (0.60%) JSON
6 1 (0.60%) Kafka
6 1 (0.60%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.78%) Driving Licence
2 10 (5.99%) Video Conferencing
3 8 (4.79%) Clustering
3 8 (4.79%) Data Centre
4 7 (4.19%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.80%) CCTV
6 3 (1.80%) Digital Signage
6 3 (1.80%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.20%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.20%) iPad
7 2 (1.20%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.60%) Cyberattack
8 1 (0.60%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.60%) EPoS
8 1 (0.60%) PKI
8 1 (0.60%) Replication
8 1 (0.60%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 89 (53.29%) Windows
2 69 (41.32%) Windows Server
3 45 (26.95%) Windows Server 2012
4 42 (25.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (8.38%) Windows 7
6 12 (7.19%) Linux
6 12 (7.19%) Windows 10
7 4 (2.40%) Mac OS
7 4 (2.40%) Windows 8
8 3 (1.80%) Unix
8 3 (1.80%) Windows 2000 Server
8 3 (1.80%) Windows XP
9 2 (1.20%) Android
9 2 (1.20%) Ubuntu
9 2 (1.20%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.60%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.60%) DC/OS
10 1 (0.60%) Debian
10 1 (0.60%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (34.13%) ITIL
2 27 (16.17%) Problem-Solving
3 23 (13.77%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (8.98%) Mentoring
4 15 (8.98%) Project Management
5 14 (8.38%) Coaching
6 12 (7.19%) Presales
7 11 (6.59%) Time Management
8 10 (5.99%) B2B
8 10 (5.99%) E-Commerce
8 10 (5.99%) MVC
8 10 (5.99%) Problem Management
8 10 (5.99%) Service Management
9 9 (5.39%) Kalman Filter
10 8 (4.79%) Cybersecurity
10 8 (4.79%) Performance Monitoring
11 7 (4.19%) Configuration Management
11 7 (4.19%) PRINCE2
11 7 (4.19%) Web Filtering
12 6 (3.59%) Practice Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (5.99%) C#
2 8 (4.79%) PowerShell
3 4 (2.40%) SQL
4 2 (1.20%) C
5 1 (0.60%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.60%) Perl
5 1 (0.60%) PHP
Qualifications
1 40 (23.95%) Cisco Certification
2 39 (23.35%) Microsoft Certification
3 38 (22.75%) MCSE
4 32 (19.16%) CCNA
5 25 (14.97%) CCNP
5 25 (14.97%) MCSA
6 23 (13.77%) MCP
7 15 (8.98%) Degree
8 13 (7.78%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (4.79%) Security Cleared
10 6 (3.59%) MCTS
10 6 (3.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (2.99%) BPSS Clearance
11 5 (2.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 4 (2.40%) CCDP
13 3 (1.80%) SC Cleared
14 2 (1.20%) CCIE
14 2 (1.20%) MCITP
14 2 (1.20%) Network+ Certification
15 1 (0.60%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (20.96%) SLA
2 8 (4.79%) PCI DSS
3 4 (2.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.80%) PMO
5 2 (1.20%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.60%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 79 (47.31%) Active Directory
2 53 (31.74%) Hyper-V
3 43 (25.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (7.78%) vSphere
5 12 (7.19%) Virtual Machines
6 11 (6.59%) Terminal Services
7 8 (4.79%) Firmware
8 5 (2.99%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (2.40%) XenApp
10 3 (1.80%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (1.20%) vCloud
11 2 (1.20%) VMware NSX
11 2 (1.20%) XenDesktop
11 2 (1.20%) XenServer
12 1 (0.60%) Docker
12 1 (0.60%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.60%) Xen
Systems Management
1 17 (10.18%) SCCM
2 11 (6.59%) FortiGate
3 10 (5.99%) SCOM
4 9 (5.39%) Cisco CUCM
5 8 (4.79%) Cisco Prime
6 3 (1.80%) WSUS
7 2 (1.20%) Puppet
7 2 (1.20%) Terraform
8 1 (0.60%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.60%) Mesos
8 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.60%) Nagios
8 1 (0.60%) Nessus
8 1 (0.60%) Nexpose
8 1 (0.60%) Nmap
8 1 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.60%) QRadar
8 1 (0.60%) Simpana
8 1 (0.60%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.60%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 85 (50.90%) Cisco
2 74 (44.31%) Microsoft
2 74 (44.31%) VMware
3 18 (10.78%) Citrix
3 18 (10.78%) Fortinet
3 18 (10.78%) SolarWinds
4 14 (8.38%) Juniper
5 10 (5.99%) HP
5 10 (5.99%) Xamarin
6 9 (5.39%) Meraki
7 8 (4.79%) NetApp
8 6 (3.59%) CheckPoint
8 6 (3.59%) Dell
9 5 (2.99%) Acme Packet
9 5 (2.99%) Sonus
10 4 (2.40%) Nimble Storage
10 4 (2.40%) Veeam
11 3 (1.80%) Capita
11 3 (1.80%) Ivanti
11 3 (1.80%) SonicWALL