Period
to 23 November 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 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 96 110 124
Rank change year-on-year +14 +14 -3
Permanent jobs citing WAN 262 218 170
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 3.30% 2.91% 2.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.10% 18.84% 15.98%
Number of salaries quoted 229 194 133
Manchester median annual salary £43,000 £37,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.67% -2.60% +14.93%
10th Percentile £20,650 £21,250 £19,050
90th Percentile £60,250 £54,730 £70,000
North West median annual salary £43,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +14.67% -6.25% +21.11%

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 1134 1157 1064
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 14.27% 15.42% 14.33%
Number of salaries quoted 980 1013 834
Manchester median annual salary £38,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.75% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £22,750 £24,250 £20,000
90th Percentile £60,350 £57,500 £62,500
North West median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% 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 23 November 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 23 November 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 +16 39 £43,000 +68.63% 1
Rochdale +13 19 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Cheadle 0 15 £43,000 -1.15%
Salford -1 7 £37,750 +16.15%
Bolton +1 6 £50,000 +55.04%
Oldham +8 4 £45,000 +100.00% 1
Sale +11 3 £27,000 -16.92%
Altrincham - 3 £41,750 -
WAN
North West

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 214 (81.68%) LAN
2 141 (53.82%) Cisco
3 129 (49.24%) Windows
4 121 (46.18%) Active Directory
5 116 (44.27%) Firewall
6 107 (40.84%) VMware
7 102 (38.93%) Microsoft
7 102 (38.93%) TCP/IP
8 92 (35.11%) Hyper-V
9 88 (33.59%) Office 365
10 86 (32.82%) ITIL
11 79 (30.15%) Microsoft Certification
12 75 (28.63%) MCSE
13 72 (27.48%) Windows Server
14 66 (25.19%) DNS
15 64 (24.43%) VMware Infrastructure
16 57 (21.76%) VPN
17 53 (20.23%) Windows Server 2012
18 52 (19.85%) MS Exchange
19 51 (19.47%) Network Security
20 50 (19.08%) MCP
21 49 (18.70%) Microsoft Office
22 47 (17.94%) DHCP
23 46 (17.56%) VoIP
23 46 (17.56%) Cisco Certification
24 44 (16.79%) Juniper
25 37 (14.12%) SAN
25 37 (14.12%) CCNP
26 36 (13.74%) MPLS
27 35 (13.36%) Web Services

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 52 (19.85%) MS Exchange
2 33 (12.60%) SharePoint
3 28 (10.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 17 (6.49%) SharePoint 2013
5 16 (6.11%) Exchange Server 2013
6 11 (4.20%) Exchange Server 2007
7 9 (3.44%) SAS
8 8 (3.05%) Apache
9 7 (2.67%) Skype for Business
9 7 (2.67%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.76%) IIS
11 1 (0.38%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 49 (18.70%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.15%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.38%) Dynamics GP
1 1 (0.38%) Magento
1 1 (0.38%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 88 (33.59%) Office 365
2 27 (10.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (6.49%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (3.82%) SaaS
5 5 (1.91%) IaaS
6 3 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (1.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 2 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.38%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.38%) Basecamp
8 1 (0.38%) G Suite
8 1 (0.38%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 214 (81.68%) LAN
2 116 (44.27%) Firewall
3 102 (38.93%) TCP/IP
4 66 (25.19%) DNS
5 57 (21.76%) VPN
6 51 (19.47%) Network Security
7 47 (17.94%) DHCP
8 46 (17.56%) VoIP
9 37 (14.12%) SAN
10 36 (13.74%) MPLS
11 33 (12.60%) BGP
11 33 (12.60%) Wireless
12 28 (10.69%) Wi-Fi
13 25 (9.54%) EIGRP
13 25 (9.54%) Internet
14 23 (8.78%) OSPF
15 21 (8.02%) IPsec
16 18 (6.87%) Unified Communications
16 18 (6.87%) VLAN
17 17 (6.49%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (8.40%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.34%) MySQL
3 3 (1.15%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (0.76%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (1.15%) JMeter
1 3 (1.15%) LoadRunner
1 3 (1.15%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.76%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.38%) Bugzilla
3 1 (0.38%) JIRA
General
1 26 (9.92%) Finance
2 21 (8.02%) Telecoms
3 8 (3.05%) Manufacturing
3 8 (3.05%) Retail
4 5 (1.91%) German Language
5 3 (1.15%) Games
6 2 (0.76%) Legal
7 1 (0.38%) Law
Job Titles
1 61 (23.28%) Support Engineer
2 50 (19.08%) Network Engineer
3 28 (10.69%) 3rd Line Support
3 28 (10.69%) Architect
4 25 (9.54%) Cisco Engineer
5 24 (9.16%) Analyst
6 23 (8.78%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 23 (8.78%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 23 (8.78%) Security Engineer
7 21 (8.02%) 1st Line Engineer
7 21 (8.02%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 19 (7.25%) 1st Line Support
8 19 (7.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 18 (6.87%) 1st Line Support Engineer
9 18 (6.87%) Network Architect
10 17 (6.49%) Network Security Engineer
11 15 (5.73%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 15 (5.73%) Juniper Engineer
12 14 (5.34%) Support Analyst
12 14 (5.34%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (13.36%) Web Services
2 9 (3.44%) HTML
3 6 (2.29%) ODBC
4 3 (1.15%) HTML5
5 1 (0.38%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.38%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 29 (11.07%) Data Centre
2 21 (8.02%) Driving Licence
3 16 (6.11%) Management Information System
4 12 (4.58%) Video Conferencing
5 8 (3.05%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (2.67%) iPad
7 6 (2.29%) Life Science
8 4 (1.53%) Replication
9 3 (1.15%) FMCG
9 3 (1.15%) PMI
10 2 (0.76%) Blackberry
10 2 (0.76%) BYOD
10 2 (0.76%) CCTV
10 2 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.76%) Fat Client
10 2 (0.76%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (0.76%) iPhone
10 2 (0.76%) Mobile Computing
10 2 (0.76%) Thin Client
11 1 (0.38%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 129 (49.24%) Windows
2 72 (27.48%) Windows Server
3 53 (20.23%) Windows Server 2012
4 30 (11.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 24 (9.16%) Linux
5 24 (9.16%) Windows 7
6 15 (5.73%) Windows 8
7 14 (5.34%) Windows 10
8 6 (2.29%) Android
9 3 (1.15%) CentOS
9 3 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (1.15%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.76%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.76%) Debian
10 2 (0.76%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.38%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.38%) Unix
11 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (32.82%) ITIL
2 30 (11.45%) Load Balancing
3 21 (8.02%) Service Management
4 16 (6.11%) WAN Optimisation
5 15 (5.73%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (5.34%) Information Security
6 14 (5.34%) Mentoring
6 14 (5.34%) PRINCE2
6 14 (5.34%) SIEM
7 13 (4.96%) Project Management
7 13 (4.96%) Server Hardening
8 12 (4.58%) Network Design
8 12 (4.58%) Network Management
8 12 (4.58%) Network Monitoring
8 12 (4.58%) Patch Management
8 12 (4.58%) Problem Management
9 11 (4.20%) Configuration Management
9 11 (4.20%) Statistics
10 10 (3.82%) TOGAF
10 10 (3.82%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 13 (4.96%) PowerShell
2 10 (3.82%) SQL
3 7 (2.67%) Python
4 6 (2.29%) Bash Shell
4 6 (2.29%) Korn
4 6 (2.29%) Shell Script
5 4 (1.53%) C
5 4 (1.53%) Java
5 4 (1.53%) Perl
6 3 (1.15%) C#
6 3 (1.15%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 79 (30.15%) Microsoft Certification
2 75 (28.63%) MCSE
3 50 (19.08%) MCP
4 46 (17.56%) Cisco Certification
5 37 (14.12%) CCNP
6 34 (12.98%) MCSA
7 23 (8.78%) CCIE
7 23 (8.78%) Degree
8 20 (7.63%) ITIL Certification
9 13 (4.96%) CCNA
10 9 (3.44%) PMI Certification
11 7 (2.67%) JNCIP
12 6 (2.29%) CCDP
12 6 (2.29%) PMP
12 6 (2.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 5 (1.91%) CCIE Routing and Switching
14 4 (1.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 3 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 3 (1.15%) SC Cleared
15 3 (1.15%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (12.60%) SLA
2 9 (3.44%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.76%) PMO
4 2 (0.76%) QA
5 1 (0.38%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 121 (46.18%) Active Directory
2 92 (35.11%) Hyper-V
3 64 (24.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 32 (12.21%) Terminal Services
5 28 (10.69%) Virtual Machines
6 23 (8.78%) vSphere
7 7 (2.67%) Samba
8 5 (1.91%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (1.15%) Firmware
9 3 (1.15%) XenApp
10 1 (0.38%) vCloud
10 1 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.38%) Xen
Systems Management
1 22 (8.40%) SCCM
2 8 (3.05%) Cacti
3 7 (2.67%) Cisco CUCM
4 6 (2.29%) Puppet
5 5 (1.91%) WSUS
6 4 (1.53%) AirWatch
6 4 (1.53%) FortiGate
6 4 (1.53%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (1.15%) Cisco Prime
7 3 (1.15%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (1.15%) TrustSec
8 2 (0.76%) Nagios
8 2 (0.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.76%) vCenter Server
9 1 (0.38%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.38%) HockeyApp
9 1 (0.38%) SCOM
9 1 (0.38%) SCSM
9 1 (0.38%) Terraform
Vendors
1 141 (53.82%) Cisco
2 107 (40.84%) VMware
3 102 (38.93%) Microsoft
4 44 (16.79%) Juniper
5 32 (12.21%) CheckPoint
6 23 (8.78%) Citrix
7 20 (7.63%) F5
8 15 (5.73%) HP
9 11 (4.20%) Riverbed
10 10 (3.82%) Google
11 9 (3.44%) IronPort
11 9 (3.44%) SolarWinds
12 8 (3.05%) Splunk
13 7 (2.67%) Polycom
13 7 (2.67%) Veeam
13 7 (2.67%) Wyse
14 6 (2.29%) Siemens
15 5 (1.91%) Red Hat
16 4 (1.53%) Zerto
17 3 (1.15%) Nimble Storage