Period
to 20 October 2017

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 20 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 97 109 123
Rank change year-on-year +12 +14 +9
Permanent jobs citing WAN 253 208 170
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 3.26% 2.83% 2.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.23% 18.42% 16.19%
Number of salaries quoted 221 189 126
Manchester median annual salary £44,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.25% +6.67% +13.64%
10th Percentile £21,000 £21,250 £18,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £56,250 £70,000
North West median annual salary £43,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +7.50% +6.67% +13.64%

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 1138 1129 1050
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 14.65% 15.36% 14.29%
Number of salaries quoted 983 988 828
Manchester median annual salary £38,500 £41,546 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.33% +10.79% +2.74%
10th Percentile £23,250 £25,000 £20,675
90th Percentile £58,700 £57,500 £61,250
North West median annual salary £39,500 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +1.28% +4.00% -

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 20 October 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 6 months to 20 October 2017. 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 +7 32 £43,000 +68.63% 2
Rochdale +11 14 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Cheadle -5 11 £44,500 +8.54%
Salford -1 8 £37,750 +16.15% 1
Bolton +9 7 £42,500 -5.56%
Wigan -7 4 £30,000 -33.33%
Oldham +14 3 £45,000 +100.00%
Sale +11 2 £31,000 -4.62%
Altrincham - 2 £48,500 -
WAN
North West

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 205 (81.03%) LAN
2 132 (52.17%) Cisco
3 124 (49.01%) Windows
4 116 (45.85%) Active Directory
5 110 (43.48%) Firewall
6 94 (37.15%) VMware
7 93 (36.76%) Microsoft
7 93 (36.76%) TCP/IP
8 85 (33.60%) ITIL
9 81 (32.02%) Hyper-V
10 73 (28.85%) Office 365
10 73 (28.85%) Microsoft Certification
11 71 (28.06%) Windows Server
12 69 (27.27%) MCSE
13 56 (22.13%) DNS
14 54 (21.34%) VMware Infrastructure
15 50 (19.76%) Juniper
16 49 (19.37%) VPN
17 48 (18.97%) MCP
17 48 (18.97%) Cisco Certification
18 47 (18.58%) MS Exchange
19 44 (17.39%) VoIP
20 43 (17.00%) Network Security
21 42 (16.60%) Microsoft Office
22 41 (16.21%) DHCP
23 40 (15.81%) CCNP
24 38 (15.02%) Windows Server 2012
25 35 (13.83%) MCSA
26 33 (13.04%) SharePoint
26 33 (13.04%) CheckPoint

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 47 (18.58%) MS Exchange
2 33 (13.04%) SharePoint
3 24 (9.49%) Exchange Server 2010
4 16 (6.32%) Exchange Server 2013
5 14 (5.53%) SharePoint 2013
6 8 (3.16%) Apache
6 8 (3.16%) SAS
7 7 (2.77%) Tomcat
8 6 (2.37%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (1.98%) IIS
9 5 (1.98%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.40%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 42 (16.60%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.37%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.58%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.40%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (0.40%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 73 (28.85%) Office 365
2 23 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (6.72%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (4.74%) SaaS
5 4 (1.58%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (1.19%) IaaS
6 3 (1.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 2 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.40%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.40%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.40%) Basecamp
8 1 (0.40%) G Suite
8 1 (0.40%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 205 (81.03%) LAN
2 110 (43.48%) Firewall
3 93 (36.76%) TCP/IP
4 56 (22.13%) DNS
5 49 (19.37%) VPN
6 44 (17.39%) VoIP
7 43 (17.00%) Network Security
8 41 (16.21%) DHCP
9 31 (12.25%) MPLS
10 29 (11.46%) SAN
10 29 (11.46%) Wireless
11 24 (9.49%) BGP
12 23 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
13 20 (7.91%) Internet
14 19 (7.51%) Unified Communications
15 18 (7.11%) EIGRP
16 17 (6.72%) OSPF
17 16 (6.32%) DMZ
17 16 (6.32%) NetScaler
17 16 (6.32%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (8.30%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.14%) MySQL
3 4 (1.58%) Crystal Reports
3 4 (1.58%) PowerPivot
3 4 (1.58%) QlikView
4 3 (1.19%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (0.79%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (1.19%) JMeter
1 3 (1.19%) LoadRunner
1 3 (1.19%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.79%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.40%) Bugzilla
3 1 (0.40%) JIRA
General
1 30 (11.86%) Telecoms
2 23 (9.09%) Finance
3 10 (3.95%) Retail
4 8 (3.16%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.98%) German Language
6 3 (1.19%) Legal
7 2 (0.79%) Law
8 1 (0.40%) Games
Job Titles
1 57 (22.53%) Network Engineer
2 46 (18.18%) Support Engineer
3 33 (13.04%) Analyst
4 29 (11.46%) Cisco Engineer
5 28 (11.07%) 3rd Line Support
6 25 (9.88%) Architect
6 25 (9.88%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 20 (7.91%) 1st Line Engineer
7 20 (7.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 20 (7.91%) Security Engineer
8 18 (7.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 18 (7.11%) Juniper Engineer
9 17 (6.72%) 1st Line Support
9 17 (6.72%) 1st Line Support Engineer
9 17 (6.72%) Network Architect
9 17 (6.72%) Support Analyst
10 16 (6.32%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 15 (5.93%) IT Support
12 14 (5.53%) Network Security Engineer
12 14 (5.53%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (11.46%) Web Services
2 9 (3.56%) HTML
3 6 (2.37%) ODBC
4 4 (1.58%) EDI
4 4 (1.58%) XML
5 3 (1.19%) HTML5
6 1 (0.40%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.40%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (8.30%) Data Centre
2 19 (7.51%) Driving Licence
3 16 (6.32%) Management Information System
4 15 (5.93%) Video Conferencing
5 12 (4.74%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (3.16%) iPad
7 6 (2.37%) Life Science
7 6 (2.37%) PMI
8 3 (1.19%) Clustering
8 3 (1.19%) FMCG
8 3 (1.19%) Replication
9 2 (0.79%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.79%) BYOD
9 2 (0.79%) CCTV
9 2 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.79%) EPoS
9 2 (0.79%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.79%) iPhone
9 2 (0.79%) Mobile Computing
9 2 (0.79%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 124 (49.01%) Windows
2 71 (28.06%) Windows Server
3 38 (15.02%) Windows Server 2012
4 23 (9.09%) Linux
5 21 (8.30%) Windows 7
5 21 (8.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (5.53%) Windows 8
7 13 (5.14%) Windows 10
8 6 (2.37%) Android
9 3 (1.19%) CentOS
9 3 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (1.19%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.79%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.79%) Debian
10 2 (0.79%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.40%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.40%) Unix
11 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (33.60%) ITIL
2 33 (13.04%) Load Balancing
3 20 (7.91%) Service Management
4 18 (7.11%) PRINCE2
4 18 (7.11%) WAN Optimisation
5 17 (6.72%) Network Management
6 15 (5.93%) Project Management
6 15 (5.93%) Statistics
7 13 (5.14%) Change Control
7 13 (5.14%) Configuration Management
7 13 (5.14%) Disaster Recovery
7 13 (5.14%) Information Security
7 13 (5.14%) Server Hardening
7 13 (5.14%) SIEM
8 12 (4.74%) Mentoring
8 12 (4.74%) Patch Management
8 12 (4.74%) Problem Management
9 11 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (3.95%) Network Design
10 10 (3.95%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 17 (6.72%) PowerShell
2 11 (4.35%) SQL
3 8 (3.16%) Python
4 6 (2.37%) Bash Shell
4 6 (2.37%) Korn
4 6 (2.37%) Shell Script
5 5 (1.98%) Perl
6 4 (1.58%) C
6 4 (1.58%) Java
7 3 (1.19%) C#
7 3 (1.19%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.19%) VBScript
8 1 (0.40%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.40%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.40%) VB
Qualifications
1 73 (28.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 69 (27.27%) MCSE
3 48 (18.97%) Cisco Certification
3 48 (18.97%) MCP
4 40 (15.81%) CCNP
5 35 (13.83%) MCSA
6 29 (11.46%) Degree
7 28 (11.07%) CCIE
8 15 (5.93%) CCNA
8 15 (5.93%) ITIL Certification
9 13 (5.14%) PMI Certification
10 7 (2.77%) JNCIP
10 7 (2.77%) PMP
10 7 (2.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 6 (2.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 5 (1.98%) CCIE Routing and Switching
12 5 (1.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (1.19%) MCITP
13 3 (1.19%) SC Cleared
13 3 (1.19%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (12.65%) SLA
2 4 (1.58%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.79%) QA
System Software
1 116 (45.85%) Active Directory
2 81 (32.02%) Hyper-V
3 54 (21.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (9.88%) Terminal Services
5 21 (8.30%) Virtual Machines
6 19 (7.51%) vSphere
7 7 (2.77%) Samba
8 5 (1.98%) XenApp
9 4 (1.58%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.40%) vCloud
10 1 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.40%) Xen
10 1 (0.40%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (7.51%) SCCM
2 12 (4.74%) Cisco CUCM
3 10 (3.95%) WSUS
4 7 (2.77%) Puppet
5 6 (2.37%) Cacti
6 5 (1.98%) Cisco Prime
6 5 (1.98%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (1.58%) AirWatch
7 4 (1.58%) FortiGate
8 3 (1.19%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (1.19%) TrustSec
8 3 (1.19%) vCenter Server
9 2 (0.79%) Nagios
9 2 (0.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.40%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.40%) HockeyApp
10 1 (0.40%) SCOM
10 1 (0.40%) SCSM
10 1 (0.40%) Terraform
Vendors
1 132 (52.17%) Cisco
2 94 (37.15%) VMware
3 93 (36.76%) Microsoft
4 50 (19.76%) Juniper
5 33 (13.04%) CheckPoint
6 22 (8.70%) Citrix
6 22 (8.70%) F5
7 20 (7.91%) HP
8 16 (6.32%) Riverbed
9 9 (3.56%) Google
10 8 (3.16%) Splunk
11 7 (2.77%) SAP
11 7 (2.77%) SolarWinds
11 7 (2.77%) Wyse
12 6 (2.37%) Dell
12 6 (2.37%) IronPort
12 6 (2.37%) Veeam
13 5 (1.98%) Polycom
13 5 (1.98%) Red Hat
13 5 (1.98%) Zerto