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 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
North West / Manchester
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 104 106 86
Rank change year-on-year +2 -20  
Permanent jobs citing WAN 101 78 117
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.59% 2.31% 3.09%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.41% 15.82% 18.87%
Number of salaries quoted 78 67 106
Median salary £42,000 £40,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +23.07%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,850 £20,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,000 £56,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  

WAN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
Manchester
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 580 493 620
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 14.88% 14.62% 16.38%
Number of salaries quoted 455 421 482
Median salary £40,000 £41,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.61% +10.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% +2.40%  

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester citing WAN as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 27 March 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 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Rochdale +5 12 £50,000 - 2
Salford -3 8 £36,374 +81.86% 1
Wigan -9 6 £22,750 +13.75%
Stockport +2 3 £32,500 -13.33% 2
Cheadle +1 2 £21,000 +2.43% 2
Altrincham - 2 £24,000 - 1
WAN
North West

WAN
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 157 (72.35%) LAN
2 106 (48.85%) Active Directory
3 104 (47.93%) Cisco
4 103 (47.47%) Firewall
5 94 (43.32%) Windows
6 72 (33.18%) Microsoft
7 71 (32.72%) Cisco Certification
8 70 (32.26%) VMware
9 64 (29.49%) DNS
10 60 (27.65%) VMware Infrastructure
11 57 (26.27%) CCNP
12 55 (25.35%) TCP/IP
13 54 (24.88%) ITIL
14 50 (23.04%) DHCP
15 43 (19.82%) Wireless
16 42 (19.35%) Data Centre
17 41 (18.89%) Analytical Skills
17 41 (18.89%) VPN
18 40 (18.43%) VoIP
18 40 (18.43%) Windows Server
19 37 (17.05%) Hyper-V
19 37 (17.05%) Internet
19 37 (17.05%) Network Design
20 34 (15.67%) Network Security
20 34 (15.67%) Telecoms
20 34 (15.67%) CCNA
20 34 (15.67%) MS Excel
20 34 (15.67%) Windows Server 2008
21 33 (15.21%) Office 365
22 32 (14.75%) BGP

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 28 (12.90%) MS Exchange
2 14 (6.45%) SharePoint
3 10 (4.61%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (4.15%) IIS
5 7 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (2.76%) Confluence
6 6 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (1.84%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.46%) SAS
Applications
1 34 (15.67%) MS Excel
2 21 (9.68%) MS Office
3 1 (0.46%) MS Project
3 1 (0.46%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.92%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 33 (15.21%) Office 365
2 26 (11.98%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (5.07%) Amazon EC2
4 11 (5.07%) Amazon S3
4 11 (5.07%) SaaS
5 10 (4.61%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (1.84%) Basecamp
6 4 (1.84%) IaaS
7 1 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.46%) PaaS
7 1 (0.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 157 (72.35%) LAN
2 103 (47.47%) Firewall
3 64 (29.49%) DNS
4 55 (25.35%) TCP/IP
5 50 (23.04%) DHCP
6 43 (19.82%) Wireless
7 41 (18.89%) VPN
8 40 (18.43%) VoIP
9 37 (17.05%) Internet
10 34 (15.67%) Network Security
11 32 (14.75%) BGP
12 29 (13.36%) Wi-Fi
13 28 (12.90%) VLAN
14 26 (11.98%) MPLS
15 24 (11.06%) OSPF
16 23 (10.60%) WLAN
17 21 (9.68%) Cisco Nexus
18 19 (8.76%) Cisco IOS
18 19 (8.76%) Cisco Wireless
19 18 (8.29%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (11.98%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (0.92%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (0.92%) PowerPivot
3 2 (0.92%) QlikView
4 1 (0.46%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.46%) MySQL
4 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 10 (4.61%) JIRA
2 7 (3.23%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.84%) Bugzilla
3 4 (1.84%) Jenkins
General
1 34 (15.67%) Telecoms
2 18 (8.29%) Finance
3 10 (4.61%) Manufacturing
4 2 (0.92%) Advertising
4 2 (0.92%) Games
4 2 (0.92%) Law
4 2 (0.92%) Legal
Job Titles
1 50 (23.04%) Analyst
2 45 (20.74%) Network Engineer
3 37 (17.05%) Support Engineer
4 32 (14.75%) IT Support
5 27 (12.44%) Support Analyst
6 23 (10.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 21 (9.68%) 2nd Line Support
7 21 (9.68%) Infrastructure Support
8 19 (8.76%) IT Engineer
9 17 (7.83%) IT Analyst
9 17 (7.83%) IT Support Analyst
10 16 (7.37%) 3rd Line Support
10 16 (7.37%) Network Analyst
11 14 (6.45%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
12 13 (5.99%) IT Support Engineer
13 12 (5.53%) Architect
13 12 (5.53%) Linux Engineer
14 11 (5.07%) Designer
14 11 (5.07%) Network Design Consultant
14 11 (5.07%) Network Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (7.83%) Web Services
2 2 (0.92%) EDI
2 2 (0.92%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (0.92%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 42 (19.35%) Data Centre
2 41 (18.89%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (6.91%) Driving Licence
4 10 (4.61%) Video Conferencing
5 9 (4.15%) Life Science
6 8 (3.69%) Management Information System
6 8 (3.69%) NHS
7 5 (2.30%) Clustering
7 5 (2.30%) Wiki
8 4 (1.84%) FlexPod
9 2 (0.92%) CMDB
9 2 (0.92%) Cyber Attack
9 2 (0.92%) Security Operations Centre
10 1 (0.46%) Digital Signage
10 1 (0.46%) Fintech
10 1 (0.46%) HP StoreVirtual
10 1 (0.46%) Replication
10 1 (0.46%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 94 (43.32%) Windows
2 40 (18.43%) Windows Server
3 34 (15.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 26 (11.98%) Linux
5 24 (11.06%) Windows 7
6 18 (8.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (4.15%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (2.76%) Windows XP
9 5 (2.30%) Data ONTAP
9 5 (2.30%) Windows 10
10 4 (1.84%) Unix
11 2 (0.92%) CentOS
11 2 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.92%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.46%) Android
12 1 (0.46%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.46%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.46%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (24.88%) ITIL
2 37 (17.05%) Network Design
3 31 (14.29%) Network Management
4 30 (13.82%) High Availability
5 24 (11.06%) Configuration Management
6 21 (9.68%) Load Balancing
6 21 (9.68%) Migration
7 19 (8.76%) Disaster Recovery
8 18 (8.29%) Change Management
9 17 (7.83%) Capacity Planning
10 16 (7.37%) Performance Monitoring
11 15 (6.91%) PRINCE2
12 13 (5.99%) Service Management
13 11 (5.07%) IT Strategy
13 11 (5.07%) Mentoring
13 11 (5.07%) Network Planning
14 10 (4.61%) Capacity Management
14 10 (4.61%) Customer Requirements
14 10 (4.61%) Load Testing
14 10 (4.61%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 19 (8.76%) PowerShell
2 17 (7.83%) Perl
2 17 (7.83%) Python
3 16 (7.37%) SQL
4 7 (3.23%) PHP
5 6 (2.76%) VBScript
6 2 (0.92%) VB
7 1 (0.46%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.46%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 71 (32.72%) Cisco Certification
2 57 (26.27%) CCNP
3 34 (15.67%) CCNA
4 32 (14.75%) Microsoft Certification
5 26 (11.98%) MCSE
6 24 (11.06%) Degree
7 20 (9.22%) CCIE
8 16 (7.37%) MCP
9 11 (5.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 8 (3.69%) MCSA
10 8 (3.69%) NCIE
11 4 (1.84%) MCITP
11 4 (1.84%) PMI Certification
11 4 (1.84%) PMP
11 4 (1.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 3 (1.38%) DV Cleared
12 3 (1.38%) NCDA
12 3 (1.38%) SC Cleared
12 3 (1.38%) Security Cleared
12 3 (1.38%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (13.36%) SLA
2 13 (5.99%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.38%) Cyber Essentials
3 3 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 106 (48.85%) Active Directory
2 60 (27.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (17.05%) Hyper-V
4 9 (4.15%) vSphere
5 4 (1.84%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (1.38%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.46%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 15 (6.91%) Cisco CUCM
1 15 (6.91%) Cisco Prime
2 13 (5.99%) SCCM
3 11 (5.07%) Nagios
3 11 (5.07%) OpenNMS
4 8 (3.69%) Puppet
5 7 (3.23%) RANCID
6 5 (2.30%) WSUS
7 4 (1.84%) HockeyApp
7 4 (1.84%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.92%) Nessus
8 2 (0.92%) Nexpose
8 2 (0.92%) Nmap
8 2 (0.92%) QRadar
9 1 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.46%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 104 (47.93%) Cisco
2 72 (33.18%) Microsoft
3 70 (32.26%) VMware
4 23 (10.60%) Juniper
5 22 (10.14%) HP
6 19 (8.76%) F5
7 16 (7.37%) CheckPoint
7 16 (7.37%) Fortinet
7 16 (7.37%) Intel Security
8 14 (6.45%) Dell
8 14 (6.45%) NetApp
9 13 (5.99%) SolarWinds
10 9 (4.15%) Veeam
11 7 (3.23%) Brocade
11 7 (3.23%) Ericsson
11 7 (3.23%) Foundry
11 7 (3.23%) Huawei
11 7 (3.23%) Riverbed
11 7 (3.23%) ZyXEL
12 6 (2.76%) Atlassian
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Search Consultancy
Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum + healthcare, Training
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
IQ Telecom
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Search Consultancy
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £35k - 50k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £31000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
onezeero.
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Greater Manchester
Rullion
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £75000 per annum + Comprehensive Benefits Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Greater Manchester
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to £42k
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + flexi time
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
IntaPeople
Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Rutherford Grant Recruitment
Salary: £22000.00 - £26000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Rutherford Grant Recruitment
Salary: £18000.00 - £22000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Zen Internet Ltd
Salary: Up to £46,000 per annum dep on experience + on call allowance + bens
Posted: 11 days ago
Altrincham
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £36000 - £42000 per annum + Inc OT + Great Benefits package
Posted: 22 days ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Zen Internet Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum depending on experience + benefits
Posted: 20 days ago