Period
to 20 September 2020

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 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
20 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 83 112 134
Rank change year-on-year +29 +22 -36
Permanent jobs citing WAN 71 171 161
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 2.74% 2.59% 2.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.09% 16.60% 13.80%
Number of salaries quoted 67 137 156
Median annual salary £52,500 £42,915 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.33% +10.04% -13.33%
10th Percentile £30,450 £23,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £68,750 £70,000
North West median annual salary £48,750 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +14.71% - -1.16%

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 372 1,030 1,167
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 14.35% 15.61% 15.98%
Number of salaries quoted 323 749 980
Median annual salary £52,500 £43,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.69% +2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £31,250 £23,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £63,875
North West median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +17.65% - +8.97%

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for WAN in Manchester

WAN
Salary Trend in Manchester

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing WAN in Manchester.

Salary trend for WAN in Manchester

WAN
Salary Histogram in Manchester

Salary distribution for jobs citing WAN in Manchester over the 6 months to 20 September 2020.

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 September 2020. 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
Salford +27 5 £37,858 +26.19% 1
Stockport +19 4 £23,500 -44.71% 1
Bolton - 2 £56,750 -
Altrincham +14 1 - -
Rochdale +6 1 £37,500 -25.00%
WAN
North West

For the 6 months to 20 September 2020, 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 62 (87.32%) LAN
2 58 (81.69%) Cisco
3 46 (64.79%) Firewall
4 31 (43.66%) Wireless
5 30 (42.25%) Data Centre
6 28 (39.44%) Cisco Certification
7 27 (38.03%) MPLS
8 24 (33.80%) VPN
8 24 (33.80%) VMware
9 23 (32.39%) OSPF
10 22 (30.99%) EIGRP
11 21 (29.58%) SAN
12 20 (28.17%) BGP
13 19 (26.76%) Fortinet
14 18 (25.35%) Cisco ASA
14 18 (25.35%) Palo Alto
15 17 (23.94%) CCNA
15 17 (23.94%) Active Directory
16 16 (22.54%) Windows
16 16 (22.54%) Office 365
16 16 (22.54%) VMware Infrastructure
17 15 (21.13%) Microsoft
18 14 (19.72%) High Availability
18 14 (19.72%) Cisco Nexus
19 13 (18.31%) CCNP
19 13 (18.31%) TCP/IP
19 13 (18.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 12 (16.90%) MS Exchange
21 11 (15.49%) CheckPoint
21 11 (15.49%) WAN Optimisation

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 12 (16.90%) MS Exchange
2 7 (9.86%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (8.45%) SharePoint
4 4 (5.63%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (5.63%) OpenStack
Applications
1 6 (8.45%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 16 (22.54%) Office 365
2 10 (14.08%) Azure
3 5 (7.04%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (5.63%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (2.82%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (2.82%) Amazon ECS
5 2 (2.82%) AWS
5 2 (2.82%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (2.82%) AWS CodeBuild
5 2 (2.82%) AWS CodePipeline
5 2 (2.82%) IaaS
5 2 (2.82%) OneDrive
5 2 (2.82%) SaaS
6 1 (1.41%) Mimecast
6 1 (1.41%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 62 (87.32%) LAN
2 46 (64.79%) Firewall
3 31 (43.66%) Wireless
4 27 (38.03%) MPLS
5 24 (33.80%) VPN
6 23 (32.39%) OSPF
7 22 (30.99%) EIGRP
8 21 (29.58%) SAN
9 20 (28.17%) BGP
10 18 (25.35%) Cisco ASA
11 14 (19.72%) Cisco Nexus
12 13 (18.31%) TCP/IP
13 11 (15.49%) Cisco Wireless
13 11 (15.49%) NAS
14 10 (14.08%) VLAN
15 8 (11.27%) Cisco Firepower
15 8 (11.27%) SSL
16 7 (9.86%) DNS
16 7 (9.86%) Spanning Tree
16 7 (9.86%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.63%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.82%) Amazon Aurora
2 2 (2.82%) MongoDB
2 2 (2.82%) MySQL
2 2 (2.82%) NoSQL
2 2 (2.82%) Redis
2 2 (2.82%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (2.82%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (2.82%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 7 (9.86%) Law
2 3 (4.23%) Marketing
3 2 (2.82%) Finance
3 2 (2.82%) Retail
4 1 (1.41%) Advertising
4 1 (1.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 35 (49.30%) Network Engineer
2 18 (25.35%) Senior Network Engineer
3 12 (16.90%) Cisco Engineer
3 12 (16.90%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 6 (8.45%) Analyst
4 6 (8.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (5.63%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 4 (5.63%) Architect
5 4 (5.63%) Infrastructure Manager
5 4 (5.63%) IT Engineer
5 4 (5.63%) IT Manager
5 4 (5.63%) IT Support
5 4 (5.63%) Network Architect
5 4 (5.63%) Network Security Engineer
5 4 (5.63%) Security Engineer
5 4 (5.63%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 4 (5.63%) Senior Security Engineer
6 3 (4.23%) LAN Engineer
6 3 (4.23%) SOC Manager
6 3 (4.23%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.23%) 802.1X
2 2 (2.82%) Web Services
3 1 (1.41%) SAML
3 1 (1.41%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 30 (42.25%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 4 (5.63%) Driving Licence
2 4 (5.63%) N-Tier
2 4 (5.63%) Security Operations Centre
3 3 (4.23%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.82%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.82%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.41%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.41%) NHS
5 1 (1.41%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.41%) Replication
5 1 (1.41%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.41%) User Experience
5 1 (1.41%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 16 (22.54%) Windows
2 10 (14.08%) Windows Server
3 7 (9.86%) Windows 10
4 6 (8.45%) Windows 7
4 6 (8.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (7.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (7.04%) Windows Server 2016
6 4 (5.63%) Windows Server 2019
7 3 (4.23%) Linux
8 2 (2.82%) CatOS
8 2 (2.82%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.41%) Android
9 1 (1.41%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (19.72%) High Availability
2 13 (18.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 11 (15.49%) WAN Optimisation
4 9 (12.68%) ITIL
5 8 (11.27%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (8.45%) Decision-Making
6 6 (8.45%) Problem Management
6 6 (8.45%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (7.04%) Cybersecurity
8 4 (5.63%) Business Agility
8 4 (5.63%) Ethical Hacking
8 4 (5.63%) Information Security
8 4 (5.63%) Migration
8 4 (5.63%) Network Management
8 4 (5.63%) Penetration Testing
8 4 (5.63%) Risk Management
8 4 (5.63%) Security Hardening
8 4 (5.63%) Security Operations
8 4 (5.63%) Task Automation
8 4 (5.63%) Tech Ops
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.23%) SQL
2 1 (1.41%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.41%) Python
Qualifications
1 28 (39.44%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (23.94%) CCNA
3 13 (18.31%) CCNP
4 7 (9.86%) Degree
5 6 (8.45%) MCSE
5 6 (8.45%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (7.04%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (5.63%) CCIE
7 4 (5.63%) RHCSA
8 3 (4.23%) CEH
8 3 (4.23%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (4.23%) MBCS
9 2 (2.82%) HP AIS
9 2 (2.82%) HP ASE
9 2 (2.82%) HP MASE
9 2 (2.82%) JNCIS
9 2 (2.82%) MCITP
9 2 (2.82%) MCSA
9 2 (2.82%) NCIE
9 2 (2.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.63%) SLA
2 3 (4.23%) NCSC
3 2 (2.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.41%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.41%) PMO
System Software
1 17 (23.94%) Active Directory
2 16 (22.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (12.68%) Hyper-V
4 5 (7.04%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (4.23%) Firmware
6 2 (2.82%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 2 (2.82%) Docker
6 2 (2.82%) vCloud
6 2 (2.82%) VMware NSX
6 2 (2.82%) XenApp
6 2 (2.82%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.41%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (1.41%) VMware Server
7 1 (1.41%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (9.86%) FortiGate
1 7 (9.86%) SCCM
2 5 (7.04%) Kubernetes
3 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.41%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.41%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (1.41%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (1.41%) Terraform
Vendors
1 58 (81.69%) Cisco
2 24 (33.80%) VMware
3 19 (26.76%) Fortinet
4 18 (25.35%) Palo Alto
5 15 (21.13%) Microsoft
6 11 (15.49%) CheckPoint
6 11 (15.49%) F5
7 7 (9.86%) Citrix
8 6 (8.45%) NetApp
9 4 (5.63%) SolarWinds
10 3 (4.23%) HP
10 3 (4.23%) Nimble Storage
10 3 (4.23%) Sophos
11 2 (2.82%) Brocade
11 2 (2.82%) Huawei
11 2 (2.82%) Juniper
11 2 (2.82%) Meraki
11 2 (2.82%) SAP
11 2 (2.82%) SonicWALL
12 1 (1.41%) Draytek