Period
to 24 November 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 24 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
24 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 88 129 128
Rank change year-on-year +41 -1 -37
Permanent jobs citing WAN 71 141 176
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 2.51% 2.22% 2.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.56% 15.81% 13.22%
Number of salaries quoted 69 107 189
Median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.65% +2.38% -2.33%
10th Percentile £23,000 £26,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £74,000 £64,000
North West median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 363 892 1,331
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 12.85% 14.06% 18.26%
Number of salaries quoted 315 735 1,137
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +16.88%
10th Percentile £24,200 £25,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 24 November 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 24 November 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 +29 7 £24,000 -43.53% 3
Bolton - 7 £44,250 - 3
Salford +21 5 £37,858 +26.19% 1
Rochdale +9 1 £37,500 -25.00%
WAN
North West

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 53 (74.65%) LAN
2 48 (67.61%) Firewall
3 46 (64.79%) Cisco
4 34 (47.89%) Windows
5 29 (40.85%) VPN
5 29 (40.85%) MPLS
6 28 (39.44%) Active Directory
7 26 (36.62%) Wireless
8 25 (35.21%) VMware
9 23 (32.39%) VMware Infrastructure
10 22 (30.99%) DNS
11 21 (29.58%) SAN
11 21 (29.58%) Azure
12 20 (28.17%) Fortinet
12 20 (28.17%) Data Centre
12 20 (28.17%) Cisco Certification
12 20 (28.17%) OSPF
13 19 (26.76%) EIGRP
13 19 (26.76%) Microsoft
13 19 (26.76%) Office 365
13 19 (26.76%) Cisco ASA
14 18 (25.35%) TCP/IP
15 17 (23.94%) BGP
15 17 (23.94%) Windows Server
16 16 (22.54%) DHCP
17 15 (21.13%) Palo Alto
18 14 (19.72%) Windows 10
18 14 (19.72%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 13 (18.31%) F5
19 13 (18.31%) VLAN

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 10 (14.08%) MS Exchange
2 9 (12.68%) SharePoint
3 5 (7.04%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (4.23%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (11.27%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 21 (29.58%) Azure
2 19 (26.76%) Office 365
3 8 (11.27%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (8.45%) IaaS
4 6 (8.45%) SaaS
5 5 (7.04%) OneDrive
6 3 (4.23%) AWS
6 3 (4.23%) PaaS
7 2 (2.82%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (1.41%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 1 (1.41%) G Suite
8 1 (1.41%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 53 (74.65%) LAN
2 48 (67.61%) Firewall
3 29 (40.85%) MPLS
3 29 (40.85%) VPN
4 26 (36.62%) Wireless
5 22 (30.99%) DNS
6 21 (29.58%) SAN
7 20 (28.17%) OSPF
8 19 (26.76%) Cisco ASA
8 19 (26.76%) EIGRP
9 18 (25.35%) TCP/IP
10 17 (23.94%) BGP
11 16 (22.54%) DHCP
12 13 (18.31%) VLAN
13 12 (16.90%) Cisco Nexus
14 11 (15.49%) Cisco Wireless
14 11 (15.49%) NAS
15 8 (11.27%) SSL
16 6 (8.45%) Wi-Fi
17 5 (7.04%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.86%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.82%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (2.82%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (2.82%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (1.41%) MySQL
3 1 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Bitbucket
1 1 (1.41%) JIRA
General
1 5 (7.04%) Law
2 3 (4.23%) Finance
2 3 (4.23%) Marketing
3 2 (2.82%) Electronics
4 1 (1.41%) Advertising
4 1 (1.41%) Retail
4 1 (1.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (38.03%) Network Engineer
2 15 (21.13%) Senior Network Engineer
3 11 (15.49%) Cisco Engineer
4 10 (14.08%) Analyst
4 10 (14.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 9 (12.68%) Network Security Engineer
5 9 (12.68%) Security Engineer
6 8 (11.27%) Support Engineer
7 7 (9.86%) Senior Network Security Engineer
7 7 (9.86%) Senior Security Engineer
8 6 (8.45%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 6 (8.45%) IT Engineer
9 5 (7.04%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 5 (7.04%) IT Manager
10 4 (5.63%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 4 (5.63%) 3rd Line Support
10 4 (5.63%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 4 (5.63%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 4 (5.63%) Infrastructure Manager
10 4 (5.63%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.23%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.41%) SAML
2 1 (1.41%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (28.17%) Data Centre
2 5 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.63%) Public Cloud
4 3 (4.23%) Driving Licence
4 3 (4.23%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.23%) Replication
5 2 (2.82%) Clustering
5 2 (2.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (2.82%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (1.41%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.41%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.41%) NHS
6 1 (1.41%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.41%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.41%) User Experience
6 1 (1.41%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 34 (47.89%) Windows
2 17 (23.94%) Windows Server
3 14 (19.72%) Windows 10
4 12 (16.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (9.86%) Linux
5 7 (9.86%) Windows Server 2016
6 6 (8.45%) Windows 7
6 6 (8.45%) Windows Server 2019
7 5 (7.04%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.41%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (19.72%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 12 (16.90%) ITIL
3 11 (15.49%) WAN Optimisation
4 7 (9.86%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (9.86%) High Availability
5 6 (8.45%) Migration
5 6 (8.45%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (8.45%) Project Management
6 5 (7.04%) Cybersecurity
6 5 (7.04%) DevOps
7 4 (5.63%) Information Security
7 4 (5.63%) Server Virtualisation
8 3 (4.23%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (4.23%) Matrix Organization
8 3 (4.23%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 3 (4.23%) Network Management
8 3 (4.23%) Project Delivery
9 2 (2.82%) Mentoring
9 2 (2.82%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (2.82%) Threat Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (12.68%) PowerShell
2 8 (11.27%) SQL
3 3 (4.23%) Python
Qualifications
1 20 (28.17%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (16.90%) CCNA
3 11 (15.49%) CCNP
4 6 (8.45%) MCSE
4 6 (8.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (7.04%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (5.63%) MCITP
6 4 (5.63%) MCSA
7 3 (4.23%) Degree
8 2 (2.82%) CCIE
8 2 (2.82%) DBS Check
8 2 (2.82%) HP AIS
8 2 (2.82%) HP ASE
8 2 (2.82%) HP MASE
8 2 (2.82%) JNCIP
8 2 (2.82%) JNCIS
8 2 (2.82%) NCIE
8 2 (2.82%) RHCSA
8 2 (2.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (1.41%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.45%) SLA
2 5 (7.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (5.63%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.41%) GDPR
4 1 (1.41%) NCSC
4 1 (1.41%) PMO
System Software
1 28 (39.44%) Active Directory
2 23 (32.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (16.90%) Hyper-V
4 5 (7.04%) Virtual Servers
5 4 (5.63%) vSphere
6 2 (2.82%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 2 (2.82%) VMware Server
6 2 (2.82%) XenApp
7 1 (1.41%) Docker
7 1 (1.41%) Firmware
7 1 (1.41%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.41%) Xen
Systems Management
1 8 (11.27%) FortiGate
2 5 (7.04%) SCCM
3 4 (5.63%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (4.23%) Terraform
5 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (2.82%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (2.82%) Puppet
5 2 (2.82%) WSUS
6 1 (1.41%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (1.41%) Kubernetes
6 1 (1.41%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 46 (64.79%) Cisco
2 25 (35.21%) VMware
3 20 (28.17%) Fortinet
4 19 (26.76%) Microsoft
5 15 (21.13%) Palo Alto
6 13 (18.31%) CheckPoint
6 13 (18.31%) F5
7 10 (14.08%) Citrix
8 8 (11.27%) Veeam
9 6 (8.45%) SolarWinds
9 6 (8.45%) Sophos
10 5 (7.04%) HP
10 5 (7.04%) Nimble Storage
11 4 (5.63%) Juniper
11 4 (5.63%) NetApp
12 3 (4.23%) Aruba
12 3 (4.23%) Meraki
13 2 (2.82%) Brocade
13 2 (2.82%) Huawei
13 2 (2.82%) ZyXEL