Period
to 27 January 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 27 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
27 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 152 119 107
Rank change year-on-year -33 -12 -8
Permanent jobs citing WAN 88 186 222
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.60% 2.79% 3.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.63% 14.99% 22.56%
Number of salaries quoted 69 177 208
Manchester median annual salary £42,500 £43,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.16% +7.50% -
10th Percentile £25,800 £21,250 £21,000
90th Percentile £74,450 £65,000 £65,000
North West median annual salary £40,000 £43,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -6.98% +7.50% -

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 697 1,241 984
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 12.65% 18.58% 13.30%
Number of salaries quoted 571 1,088 839
Manchester median annual salary £43,000 £45,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.44% +15.38% -2.50%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £64,000
North West median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50% +5.26%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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
Stockport -10 8 £42,500 -1.16% 1
Salford -8 5 £30,000 +20.00% 1
Oldham 0 4 £41,500 -7.78% 1
Altrincham +23 3 £48,750 +98.98%
Cheadle -3 1 - - 1
WAN
North West

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 70 (79.55%) LAN
2 56 (63.64%) Windows
3 55 (62.50%) Cisco
4 46 (52.27%) Microsoft
4 46 (52.27%) Active Directory
5 40 (45.45%) Firewall
6 35 (39.77%) ITIL
7 34 (38.64%) VMware
8 32 (36.36%) Office 365
9 31 (35.23%) Data Centre
10 29 (32.95%) TCP/IP
11 28 (31.82%) Azure
12 27 (30.68%) Windows Server
13 22 (25.00%) VPN
13 22 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 21 (23.86%) Cisco Certification
15 20 (22.73%) DNS
15 20 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
16 19 (21.59%) Migration
17 18 (20.45%) SharePoint
18 17 (19.32%) AWS
18 17 (19.32%) Windows 10
19 16 (18.18%) SCCM
19 16 (18.18%) Meraki
19 16 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
20 15 (17.05%) SLA
20 15 (17.05%) Palo Alto
21 14 (15.91%) Public Sector
22 13 (14.77%) SAN
22 13 (14.77%) NetApp

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 18 (20.45%) SharePoint
2 13 (14.77%) IIS
3 11 (12.50%) MS Exchange
4 5 (5.68%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (5.68%) IBM Notes
5 3 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (3.41%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (2.27%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (3.41%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 32 (36.36%) Office 365
2 28 (31.82%) Azure
3 17 (19.32%) AWS
4 7 (7.95%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (7.95%) GCP
5 2 (2.27%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (2.27%) Amazon ECS
5 2 (2.27%) Amazon S3
5 2 (2.27%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (2.27%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (2.27%) CloudFront
5 2 (2.27%) Serverless
6 1 (1.14%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 70 (79.55%) LAN
2 40 (45.45%) Firewall
3 29 (32.95%) TCP/IP
4 22 (25.00%) VPN
5 20 (22.73%) DNS
6 13 (14.77%) Network Security
6 13 (14.77%) SAN
7 12 (13.64%) DHCP
8 10 (11.36%) DMZ
9 9 (10.23%) MPLS
9 9 (10.23%) Wireless
10 7 (7.95%) BGP
11 6 (6.82%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (6.82%) VoIP
11 6 (6.82%) Wi-Fi
11 6 (6.82%) WLAN
12 5 (5.68%) Internet
13 4 (4.55%) OSPF
13 4 (4.55%) VLAN
14 3 (3.41%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.41%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 2 (2.27%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (2.27%) MySQL
3 1 (1.14%) Oracle Database
General
1 14 (15.91%) Public Sector
2 10 (11.36%) Fire and Rescue
2 10 (11.36%) Police
3 5 (5.68%) Finance
4 3 (3.41%) Retail
4 3 (3.41%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.14%) Games
5 1 (1.14%) Legal
5 1 (1.14%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 24 (27.27%) Network Engineer
2 21 (23.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 17 (19.32%) Analyst
4 11 (12.50%) Service Analyst
4 11 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
5 10 (11.36%) Support Engineer
6 7 (7.95%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
6 7 (7.95%) Senior Network Engineer
7 5 (5.68%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (5.68%) 3rd Line Support
7 5 (5.68%) Architect
7 5 (5.68%) AWS Engineer
7 5 (5.68%) Network Operations Engineer
7 5 (5.68%) Network Security Engineer
7 5 (5.68%) Security Engineer
8 4 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (4.55%) Cisco Engineer
8 4 (4.55%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 4 (4.55%) Cloud Engineer
8 4 (4.55%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.55%) Web Services
2 2 (2.27%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 31 (35.23%) Data Centre
2 10 (11.36%) Data Protection Act
3 9 (10.23%) Management Information System
4 6 (6.82%) Xbox
5 5 (5.68%) iPhone
6 3 (3.41%) Driving Licence
7 2 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.27%) User Experience
8 1 (1.14%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (1.14%) Private Cloud
8 1 (1.14%) Public Cloud
8 1 (1.14%) Replication
8 1 (1.14%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 56 (63.64%) Windows
2 27 (30.68%) Windows Server
3 17 (19.32%) Windows 10
4 10 (11.36%) Linux
5 7 (7.95%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (7.95%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (6.82%) Windows 7
7 5 (5.68%) Android
7 5 (5.68%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (39.77%) ITIL
2 22 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 19 (21.59%) Migration
4 16 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (13.64%) Incident Management
5 12 (13.64%) PRINCE2
6 11 (12.50%) Problem Management
7 10 (11.36%) Data Protection
7 10 (11.36%) Data Security
7 10 (11.36%) Identity Management
8 8 (9.09%) Mentoring
8 8 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
9 7 (7.95%) Continuous Delivery
9 7 (7.95%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (7.95%) DevOps
9 7 (7.95%) IT Strategy
9 7 (7.95%) Network Design
10 6 (6.82%) Project Delivery
10 6 (6.82%) Project Management
10 6 (6.82%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (12.50%) SQL
2 2 (2.27%) Bash Shell
2 2 (2.27%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 21 (23.86%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (13.64%) CCNP
3 11 (12.50%) CCNA
3 11 (12.50%) Degree
4 9 (10.23%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (6.82%) MCSE
6 3 (3.41%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (3.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 3 (3.41%) JNCIP
7 2 (2.27%) AWS Certification
7 2 (2.27%) CCDP
7 2 (2.27%) CCENT
7 2 (2.27%) CCIE
7 2 (2.27%) MCITP
7 2 (2.27%) MCSA
8 1 (1.14%) CCIE Routing and Switching
8 1 (1.14%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (1.14%) CompTIA Security+
8 1 (1.14%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (1.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (17.05%) SLA
2 2 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.27%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.27%) PMO
3 1 (1.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 46 (52.27%) Active Directory
2 20 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (14.77%) Hyper-V
4 10 (11.36%) VMware Workstation
5 6 (6.82%) XenApp
6 5 (5.68%) Terminal Services
6 5 (5.68%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (5.68%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (5.68%) XenDesktop
7 4 (4.55%) vSphere
8 3 (3.41%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 3 (3.41%) Firmware
9 2 (2.27%) vCloud
9 2 (2.27%) VMware NSX
10 1 (1.14%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 16 (18.18%) SCCM
2 10 (11.36%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 10 (11.36%) SCOM
3 9 (10.23%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (10.23%) Puppet
3 9 (10.23%) Terraform
4 3 (3.41%) Ansible
4 3 (3.41%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.14%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.14%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.14%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 55 (62.50%) Cisco
2 46 (52.27%) Microsoft
3 34 (38.64%) VMware
4 16 (18.18%) Meraki
5 15 (17.05%) Palo Alto
6 13 (14.77%) NetApp
6 13 (14.77%) SolarWinds
7 8 (9.09%) Citrix
7 8 (9.09%) Juniper
8 6 (6.82%) Fortinet
9 5 (5.68%) HP
9 5 (5.68%) Lotus
10 3 (3.41%) Aruba
10 3 (3.41%) LogicMonitor
10 3 (3.41%) Veeam
11 2 (2.27%) Aerohive Networks
11 2 (2.27%) Apple
11 2 (2.27%) CheckPoint
11 2 (2.27%) Dell
11 2 (2.27%) F5