Period
to 2 March 2021

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 2 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
2 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 117 137 114
Rank change year-on-year +20 -23 -3
Permanent jobs citing WAN 67 97 184
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 1.90% 1.87% 2.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.46% 14.22% 15.00%
Number of salaries quoted 62 74 209
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -10.53% +25.00%
10th Percentile £22,550 £25,788 £21,250
90th Percentile £67,000 £63,750 £65,000
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% -15.79% +25.00%

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 407 682 1,227
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 11.55% 13.17% 18.85%
Number of salaries quoted 334 554 1,044
Median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% -2.22% +15.38%
10th Percentile £26,325 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £68,500
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11% +12.50%

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 2 March 2021.

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 2 March 2021. 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 +25 7 £23,000 -45.88% 2
Bolton - 7 £42,500 -
Wigan - 2 £51,250 - 2
Salford +15 1 £37,858 +5.90% 2
WAN
North West

For the 6 months to 2 March 2021, 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 47 (70.15%) LAN
2 40 (59.70%) Firewall
3 39 (58.21%) Windows
4 38 (56.72%) Cisco
5 33 (49.25%) Active Directory
6 25 (37.31%) VPN
6 25 (37.31%) DNS
7 24 (35.82%) VMware
8 22 (32.84%) Azure
9 21 (31.34%) Windows Server
10 20 (29.85%) Microsoft 365
11 18 (26.87%) VMware Infrastructure
12 17 (25.37%) Windows 10
13 16 (23.88%) Fortinet
13 16 (23.88%) MPLS
14 15 (22.39%) Windows Server 2012
14 15 (22.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 14 (20.90%) Data Centre
15 14 (20.90%) Disaster Recovery
15 14 (20.90%) Cisco Certification
15 14 (20.90%) Microsoft
16 13 (19.40%) TCP/IP
16 13 (19.40%) DHCP
16 13 (19.40%) ITIL
16 13 (19.40%) SAN
16 13 (19.40%) VLAN
17 12 (17.91%) Wireless
17 12 (17.91%) Linux
18 11 (16.42%) MS Exchange
18 11 (16.42%) SSL

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 11 (16.42%) MS Exchange
2 10 (14.93%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.48%) IIS
4 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 9 (13.43%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 22 (32.84%) Azure
2 20 (29.85%) Microsoft 365
3 7 (10.45%) IaaS
3 7 (10.45%) SaaS
4 4 (5.97%) AWS
4 4 (5.97%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (5.97%) OneDrive
5 3 (4.48%) PaaS
5 3 (4.48%) Power Platform
6 2 (2.99%) Mimecast
7 1 (1.49%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 1 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.49%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 47 (70.15%) LAN
2 40 (59.70%) Firewall
3 25 (37.31%) DNS
3 25 (37.31%) VPN
4 16 (23.88%) MPLS
5 13 (19.40%) DHCP
5 13 (19.40%) SAN
5 13 (19.40%) TCP/IP
5 13 (19.40%) VLAN
6 12 (17.91%) Wireless
7 11 (16.42%) Cisco ASA
7 11 (16.42%) SSL
8 10 (14.93%) IPsec
9 9 (13.43%) BGP
9 9 (13.43%) Network Security
9 9 (13.43%) OSPF
9 9 (13.43%) WLAN
10 8 (11.94%) EIGRP
10 8 (11.94%) FTP
10 8 (11.94%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.46%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.48%) Power BI
3 1 (1.49%) MySQL
3 1 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Bitbucket
1 1 (1.49%) JIRA
General
1 8 (11.94%) Electronics
2 5 (7.46%) Law
3 2 (2.99%) Finance
4 1 (1.49%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 16 (23.88%) Network Engineer
2 15 (22.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 10 (14.93%) IT Engineer
3 10 (14.93%) Security Engineer
4 9 (13.43%) Network Security Engineer
5 8 (11.94%) Systems Engineer
6 7 (10.45%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 7 (10.45%) Analyst
7 6 (8.96%) Azure Engineer
7 6 (8.96%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (8.96%) Cisco Engineer
7 6 (8.96%) Senior Network Engineer
7 6 (8.96%) Support Engineer
8 5 (7.46%) Senior Network Security Engineer
8 5 (7.46%) Senior Security Engineer
9 4 (5.97%) 2nd Line Support Technician
9 4 (5.97%) 3rd Line Support
9 4 (5.97%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 4 (5.97%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 4 (5.97%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.97%) JSON
2 3 (4.48%) 802.1X
3 2 (2.99%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (20.90%) Data Centre
2 9 (13.43%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (10.45%) Public Cloud
4 4 (5.97%) Clustering
4 4 (5.97%) Replication
5 1 (1.49%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.49%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.49%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.49%) NHS
5 1 (1.49%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (1.49%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.49%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 39 (58.21%) Windows
2 21 (31.34%) Windows Server
3 17 (25.37%) Windows 10
4 15 (22.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (17.91%) Linux
6 5 (7.46%) Windows Server 2016
7 4 (5.97%) Windows Server 2019
8 2 (2.99%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (22.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 14 (20.90%) Disaster Recovery
3 13 (19.40%) ITIL
4 11 (16.42%) Project Management
5 10 (14.93%) Cybersecurity
6 8 (11.94%) Analytical Thinking
6 8 (11.94%) Computer Science
6 8 (11.94%) CRM
6 8 (11.94%) Server Virtualisation
6 8 (11.94%) Storage Management
7 7 (10.45%) DevOps
8 6 (8.96%) Change Management
8 6 (8.96%) High Availability
8 6 (8.96%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 6 (8.96%) Problem-Solving
9 5 (7.46%) Capacity Planning
9 5 (7.46%) Migration
9 5 (7.46%) Network Design
9 5 (7.46%) Problem Management
9 5 (7.46%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 9 (13.43%) PowerShell
2 7 (10.45%) Python
3 6 (8.96%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (20.90%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (13.43%) ITIL Certification
2 9 (13.43%) MCSE
2 9 (13.43%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (11.94%) CCNP
3 8 (11.94%) MCITP
3 8 (11.94%) MCSA
4 6 (8.96%) CCNA
5 5 (7.46%) DBS Check
6 4 (5.97%) JNCIP
6 4 (5.97%) SC Cleared
6 4 (5.97%) Security Cleared
7 3 (4.48%) Degree
8 2 (2.99%) CCIE
8 2 (2.99%) CEH
9 1 (1.49%) CESG Certified Professional
9 1 (1.49%) CISM
9 1 (1.49%) CISMP
9 1 (1.49%) CISSP
9 1 (1.49%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.96%) SLA
2 5 (7.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (7.46%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.99%) PMO
4 1 (1.49%) GDPR
4 1 (1.49%) NCSC
System Software
1 33 (49.25%) Active Directory
2 18 (26.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (10.45%) vSphere
4 6 (8.96%) Virtual Servers
5 5 (7.46%) Hyper-V
6 4 (5.97%) VMware NSX
7 2 (2.99%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 2 (2.99%) XenApp
8 1 (1.49%) Docker
8 1 (1.49%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (1.49%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 10 (14.93%) FortiGate
2 8 (11.94%) WSUS
3 7 (10.45%) SCCM
3 7 (10.45%) Terraform
4 5 (7.46%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (5.97%) Ansible
5 4 (5.97%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (2.99%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (2.99%) Puppet
6 2 (2.99%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (1.49%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 38 (56.72%) Cisco
2 24 (35.82%) VMware
3 16 (23.88%) Fortinet
4 14 (20.90%) Microsoft
5 9 (13.43%) CheckPoint
5 9 (13.43%) Sophos
6 8 (11.94%) SolarWinds
6 8 (11.94%) ZyXEL
7 7 (10.45%) F5
7 7 (10.45%) Veeam
8 6 (8.96%) Citrix
8 6 (8.96%) Palo Alto
9 4 (5.97%) Apple
9 4 (5.97%) Aruba
9 4 (5.97%) CA
9 4 (5.97%) HP
9 4 (5.97%) Juniper
10 3 (4.48%) Meraki
10 3 (4.48%) Nimble Storage
11 2 (2.99%) SaltStack