Period
to 18 February 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 18 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 105 97 106
Rank change year-on-year -8 +9 +7
Permanent jobs citing WAN 202 241 185
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.77% 3.18% 2.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.35% 20.85% 18.41%
Number of salaries quoted 190 197 158
Manchester median annual salary £39,250 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.88% +14.29% +4.48%
10th Percentile £21,000 £21,250 £19,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £55,000 £62,500
North West median annual salary £38,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -5.00% +6.67% +11.94%

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 946 1,156 1,005
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 12.99% 15.27% 14.41%
Number of salaries quoted 797 955 813
Manchester median annual salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.50% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £22,000 £24,000 £20,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £57,500 £63,750
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -

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 18 February 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 18 February 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 +11 26 £43,000 +68.63% 4
Rochdale +1 20 £33,000 -17.50% 3
Salford +1 13 £37,500 -0.65% 2
Cheadle -4 8 £43,000 +1.78% 2
Oldham +19 2 £45,000 +100.00% 4
Altrincham -3 2 £35,000 - 2
Sale - 2 £23,500 -
Wigan -2 1 £32,500 +41.30% 1
WAN
North West

For the 6 months to 18 February 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.

1 167 (82.67%) LAN
2 124 (61.39%) Cisco
3 115 (56.93%) Windows
4 104 (51.49%) Active Directory
4 104 (51.49%) VMware
5 101 (50.00%) Microsoft
6 98 (48.51%) Firewall
7 94 (46.53%) Office 365
8 90 (44.55%) Hyper-V
9 84 (41.58%) TCP/IP
10 80 (39.60%) ITIL
11 78 (38.61%) Windows Server
12 70 (34.65%) Microsoft Certification
13 66 (32.67%) MCSE
13 66 (32.67%) VMware Infrastructure
13 66 (32.67%) Windows Server 2012
14 58 (28.71%) DNS
15 51 (25.25%) VPN
16 48 (23.76%) Microsoft Office
17 47 (23.27%) MS Exchange
17 47 (23.27%) Windows Server 2008
18 44 (21.78%) MCP
18 44 (21.78%) VoIP
19 39 (19.31%) Cisco Certification
20 38 (18.81%) DHCP
21 34 (16.83%) Data Centre
22 33 (16.34%) SAN
23 32 (15.84%) MCSA
23 32 (15.84%) Wi-Fi
24 31 (15.35%) SLA

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 (23.27%) MS Exchange
2 30 (14.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 28 (13.86%) SharePoint
4 18 (8.91%) SharePoint 2013
5 14 (6.93%) Exchange Server 2007
5 14 (6.93%) Exchange Server 2013
5 14 (6.93%) Skype for Business
6 6 (2.97%) SAS
7 2 (0.99%) Apache
7 2 (0.99%) IIS
8 1 (0.50%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.50%) JBoss
8 1 (0.50%) Tomcat
Applications
1 48 (23.76%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.99%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 94 (46.53%) Office 365
2 21 (10.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (5.94%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (5.45%) IaaS
5 3 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.99%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.99%) SaaS
6 2 (0.99%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.50%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (0.50%) Basecamp
7 1 (0.50%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.50%) Google Compute Engine
7 1 (0.50%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 167 (82.67%) LAN
2 98 (48.51%) Firewall
3 84 (41.58%) TCP/IP
4 58 (28.71%) DNS
5 51 (25.25%) VPN
6 44 (21.78%) VoIP
7 38 (18.81%) DHCP
8 33 (16.34%) SAN
9 32 (15.84%) Wi-Fi
10 29 (14.36%) Network Security
11 26 (12.87%) BGP
11 26 (12.87%) MPLS
12 25 (12.38%) Wireless
13 21 (10.40%) VLAN
13 21 (10.40%) WLAN
14 20 (9.90%) EIGRP
14 20 (9.90%) Internet
15 18 (8.91%) Cisco ASA
16 16 (7.92%) Unified Communications
17 15 (7.43%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (8.91%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.97%) MySQL
3 3 (1.49%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (1.49%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (0.50%) Bugzilla
1 1 (0.50%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.50%) JIRA
General
1 16 (7.92%) Finance
2 10 (4.95%) Retail
3 8 (3.96%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.97%) Games
5 4 (1.98%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.99%) Legal
Job Titles
1 67 (33.17%) Support Engineer
2 26 (12.87%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 24 (11.88%) Network Engineer
4 23 (11.39%) 3rd Line Support
5 21 (10.40%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 18 (8.91%) 2nd Line Support
6 18 (8.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 17 (8.42%) Analyst
8 16 (7.92%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 15 (7.43%) 1st Line Support
9 15 (7.43%) Architect
9 15 (7.43%) VMware Engineer
9 15 (7.43%) VMware Support Engineer
10 14 (6.93%) 1st Line Engineer
10 14 (6.93%) 1st Line Support Engineer
10 14 (6.93%) Cisco Engineer
11 13 (6.44%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 13 (6.44%) IT Support
11 13 (6.44%) Network Security Engineer
11 13 (6.44%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (12.38%) Web Services
2 3 (1.49%) .NET
2 3 (1.49%) LAMP
2 3 (1.49%) React
2 3 (1.49%) RESTful
3 1 (0.50%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 34 (16.83%) Data Centre
2 16 (7.92%) Driving Licence
3 14 (6.93%) Video Conferencing
4 6 (2.97%) Replication
5 4 (1.98%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (1.98%) Clustering
5 4 (1.98%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (1.49%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.99%) Blackberry
7 2 (0.99%) BYOD
7 2 (0.99%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.99%) Fat Client
7 2 (0.99%) iPad
7 2 (0.99%) iPhone
7 2 (0.99%) Mobile Computing
7 2 (0.99%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.50%) EPoS
8 1 (0.50%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.50%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 115 (56.93%) Windows
2 78 (38.61%) Windows Server
3 66 (32.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 47 (23.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (7.43%) Windows 7
6 13 (6.44%) Linux
7 11 (5.45%) Windows 10
8 5 (2.48%) Android
9 4 (1.98%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.99%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.99%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (0.99%) Windows Phone
10 2 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.50%) CentOS
11 1 (0.50%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (39.60%) ITIL
2 18 (8.91%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (7.92%) Mentoring
4 15 (7.43%) Load Balancing
4 15 (7.43%) Service Management
5 11 (5.45%) Project Management
6 10 (4.95%) Information Security
7 9 (4.46%) Configuration Management
7 9 (4.46%) Incident Management
7 9 (4.46%) Kalman Filter
7 9 (4.46%) Presales
7 9 (4.46%) Web Filtering
8 8 (3.96%) Coaching
8 8 (3.96%) WAN Optimisation
9 7 (3.47%) Business Analysis
9 7 (3.47%) Business Process Modelling
9 7 (3.47%) High Availability
9 7 (3.47%) Service Delivery
9 7 (3.47%) UML
9 7 (3.47%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 11 (5.45%) SQL
2 8 (3.96%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.49%) C#
4 1 (0.50%) Java
4 1 (0.50%) Perl
4 1 (0.50%) PHP
Qualifications
1 70 (34.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 66 (32.67%) MCSE
3 44 (21.78%) MCP
4 39 (19.31%) Cisco Certification
5 32 (15.84%) MCSA
6 26 (12.87%) CCNP
7 19 (9.41%) CCNA
7 19 (9.41%) ITIL Certification
8 15 (7.43%) Degree
9 6 (2.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (2.48%) CCDP
10 5 (2.48%) Security Cleared
11 4 (1.98%) CCIE
11 4 (1.98%) MCTS
12 3 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
12 3 (1.49%) MCITP
13 2 (0.99%) RHCSA
13 2 (0.99%) SC Cleared
14 1 (0.50%) CCIE Routing and Switching
14 1 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (15.35%) SLA
2 18 (8.91%) PCI DSS
3 6 (2.97%) PMO
4 3 (1.49%) ISO 9001
4 3 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 104 (51.49%) Active Directory
2 90 (44.55%) Hyper-V
3 66 (32.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (12.38%) Terminal Services
5 24 (11.88%) Virtual Machines
6 21 (10.40%) vSphere
7 5 (2.48%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (1.98%) XenApp
9 3 (1.49%) Firmware
10 2 (0.99%) XenServer
11 1 (0.50%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.50%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 24 (11.88%) SCCM
2 8 (3.96%) SCOM
3 6 (2.97%) Cacti
4 4 (1.98%) Cisco Prime
5 3 (1.49%) Puppet
5 3 (1.49%) WSUS
6 2 (0.99%) AirWatch
6 2 (0.99%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (0.99%) FortiGate
6 2 (0.99%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.99%) Terraform
6 2 (0.99%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.50%) HockeyApp
7 1 (0.50%) Nagios
7 1 (0.50%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 124 (61.39%) Cisco
2 104 (51.49%) VMware
3 101 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 20 (9.90%) Citrix
5 16 (7.92%) Juniper
6 15 (7.43%) SolarWinds
7 11 (5.45%) F5
7 11 (5.45%) IronPort
8 8 (3.96%) HP
8 8 (3.96%) Veeam
9 7 (3.47%) Google
9 7 (3.47%) Mitel
9 7 (3.47%) Polycom
10 6 (2.97%) CheckPoint
10 6 (2.97%) Siemens
11 5 (2.48%) BT
11 5 (2.48%) Dell
11 5 (2.48%) Ivanti
11 5 (2.48%) Sonus
12 4 (1.98%) Avaya