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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 4 July 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
4 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 170 151 98
Rank change year-on-year -19 -53 +15
Permanent jobs citing WAN 98 66 101
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 1.60% 1.43% 2.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.76% 12.84% 19.73%
Number of salaries quoted 85 58 82
10th Percentile £24,000 £22,500 £25,750
25th Percentile £27,750 £40,688 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £38,500 £49,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year -22.22% -5.71% +26.51%
75th Percentile £52,500 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £65,275 £78,750 -
North West median annual salary £42,250 £45,750 £42,500
% change year-on-year -7.65% +7.65% -

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 768 514 512
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 12.51% 11.16% 14.21%
Number of salaries quoted 495 343 415
10th Percentile £26,500 £31,250 £26,250
25th Percentile £32,500 £41,250 £36,625
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £47,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - -5.00% +16.28%
75th Percentile £57,500 £62,500 £62,500
90th Percentile £71,150 £72,500 £70,000
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - - +5.88%

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 4 July 2022.

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 4 July 2022. 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
Jobs
Altrincham +3 3 £50,000 +150.00%
Bolton +2 3 £55,000 +60.58%
Salford - 3 £41,000 -
Stockport -14 1 £27,500 +19.57%
Sale - 1 £53,500 - 1
WAN
North West

For the 6 months to 4 July 2022, 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 64 (65.31%) Windows
1 64 (65.31%) LAN
2 60 (61.22%) Cisco
3 55 (56.12%) Microsoft 365
4 54 (55.10%) Azure
5 50 (51.02%) Windows Server
6 49 (50.00%) Active Directory
7 46 (46.94%) Microsoft
8 41 (41.84%) VMware
9 39 (39.80%) Firewall
10 31 (31.63%) Hyper-V
11 29 (29.59%) VMware Infrastructure
12 27 (27.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 26 (26.53%) Remote Desktop
14 25 (25.51%) Windows 10
15 23 (23.47%) MPLS
16 22 (22.45%) DNS
17 21 (21.43%) Social Skills
18 20 (20.41%) SharePoint
19 19 (19.39%) TCP/IP
19 19 (19.39%) Windows 7
19 19 (19.39%) SD-WAN
20 17 (17.35%) SaaS
20 17 (17.35%) DHCP
21 16 (16.33%) VLAN
21 16 (16.33%) Fortinet
22 14 (14.29%) SolarWinds
22 14 (14.29%) DevOps
22 14 (14.29%) VPN
22 14 (14.29%) Project Management

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 20 (20.41%) SharePoint
2 12 (12.24%) MS Exchange
3 9 (9.18%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (3.06%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (3.06%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 5 (5.10%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (3.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 55 (56.12%) Microsoft 365
2 54 (55.10%) Azure
3 17 (17.35%) SaaS
4 10 (10.20%) IaaS
5 9 (9.18%) AWS
6 8 (8.16%) PaaS
7 7 (7.14%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (7.14%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (2.04%) Mimecast
9 1 (1.02%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 1 (1.02%) GCP
9 1 (1.02%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 64 (65.31%) LAN
2 39 (39.80%) Firewall
3 26 (26.53%) Remote Desktop
4 23 (23.47%) MPLS
5 22 (22.45%) DNS
6 19 (19.39%) SD-WAN
6 19 (19.39%) TCP/IP
7 17 (17.35%) DHCP
8 16 (16.33%) VLAN
9 14 (14.29%) VPN
9 14 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
10 12 (12.24%) Wireshark
11 9 (9.18%) Wireless
12 8 (8.16%) SAN
12 8 (8.16%) VoIP
13 7 (7.14%) Network Security
13 7 (7.14%) SNMP
13 7 (7.14%) VSAN
14 6 (6.12%) WLAN
15 5 (5.10%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.08%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.04%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 2 (2.04%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 21 (21.43%) Social Skills
2 11 (11.22%) Finance
3 8 (8.16%) Legal
4 7 (7.14%) Banking
4 7 (7.14%) Investment Banking
5 4 (4.08%) Advertising
5 4 (4.08%) Marketing
5 4 (4.08%) Telecoms
6 3 (3.06%) Digital Economy
6 3 (3.06%) Retail
7 2 (2.04%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 1 (1.02%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.02%) Automotive
8 1 (1.02%) Documentation Skills
8 1 (1.02%) Games
8 1 (1.02%) Law
8 1 (1.02%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 27 (27.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 25 (25.51%) Network Engineer
3 9 (9.18%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 9 (9.18%) IT Engineer
3 9 (9.18%) Support Engineer
4 8 (8.16%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (8.16%) Project Manager
5 7 (7.14%) 1st Line Support
5 7 (7.14%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
5 7 (7.14%) First Line Help Desk Support
5 7 (7.14%) Help Desk Support
5 7 (7.14%) Infrastructure Support
6 6 (6.12%) Service Desk Engineer
7 5 (5.10%) Cloud Engineer
7 5 (5.10%) Infrastructure Manager
7 5 (5.10%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 5 (5.10%) Senior Support Engineer
7 5 (5.10%) WAN Engineer
8 4 (4.08%) Analyst
8 4 (4.08%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.04%) Middleware
2 1 (1.02%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.02%) COM
2 1 (1.02%) JSON
2 1 (1.02%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.16%) Data Centre
2 7 (7.14%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (4.08%) Fat Client
3 4 (4.08%) Thin Client
4 3 (3.06%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (2.04%) Clustering
5 2 (2.04%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (2.04%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.04%) Replication
6 1 (1.02%) CSOC
6 1 (1.02%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.02%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.02%) Life Science
6 1 (1.02%) Renewable Energy
6 1 (1.02%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (1.02%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 64 (65.31%) Windows
2 50 (51.02%) Windows Server
3 25 (25.51%) Windows 10
4 19 (19.39%) Windows 7
5 13 (13.27%) Linux
6 6 (6.12%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (4.08%) Apple iOS
8 3 (3.06%) Android
8 3 (3.06%) Windows 2000 Server
8 3 (3.06%) Windows 8
8 3 (3.06%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (1.02%) CentOS
10 1 (1.02%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.02%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (27.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 14 (14.29%) DevOps
2 14 (14.29%) Project Management
3 12 (12.24%) Information Security
3 12 (12.24%) Network Monitoring
4 11 (11.22%) Project Delivery
5 9 (9.18%) Agile
5 9 (9.18%) High Availability
6 8 (8.16%) ITIL
6 8 (8.16%) Service Delivery
7 7 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (7.14%) Infrastructure as Code
8 6 (6.12%) Migration
8 6 (6.12%) PRINCE2
9 5 (5.10%) Configuration Management
9 5 (5.10%) Problem-Solving
9 5 (5.10%) Virtual Environments
10 4 (4.08%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (4.08%) ITSM
11 3 (3.06%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 12 (12.24%) PowerShell
2 6 (6.12%) Python
3 1 (1.02%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (5.10%) SC Cleared
1 5 (5.10%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.08%) Degree
2 4 (4.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (3.06%) DBS Check
4 2 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.04%) Master's Degree
4 2 (2.04%) TOGAF Certification
5 1 (1.02%) CCA
5 1 (1.02%) CCDP
5 1 (1.02%) CCIE
5 1 (1.02%) CCNA
5 1 (1.02%) CCNP
5 1 (1.02%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.02%) MCITP
5 1 (1.02%) MCSE
5 1 (1.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.16%) SLA
2 5 (5.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (4.08%) GDPR
4 1 (1.02%) HIPAA
4 1 (1.02%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 49 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 31 (31.63%) Hyper-V
3 29 (29.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (8.16%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (6.12%) vSphere
6 4 (4.08%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (3.06%) XenApp
8 1 (1.02%) Firmware
8 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (1.02%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 8 (8.16%) Microsoft Intune
1 8 (8.16%) SCCM
2 7 (7.14%) Kubernetes
2 7 (7.14%) Terraform
2 7 (7.14%) WSUS
3 5 (5.10%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (5.10%) Puppet
4 3 (3.06%) FortiGate
5 2 (2.04%) Nagios
5 2 (2.04%) ZABBIX
6 1 (1.02%) Ansible
6 1 (1.02%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 60 (61.22%) Cisco
2 46 (46.94%) Microsoft
3 41 (41.84%) VMware
4 16 (16.33%) Fortinet
5 14 (14.29%) SolarWinds
6 13 (13.27%) Juniper
6 13 (13.27%) Veeam
7 12 (12.24%) Draytek
8 11 (11.22%) Meraki
8 11 (11.22%) NETGEAR
9 8 (8.16%) Citrix
10 6 (6.12%) Dell
10 6 (6.12%) HP
10 6 (6.12%) Palo Alto
10 6 (6.12%) Ruckus Wireless
11 5 (5.10%) SaltStack
12 4 (4.08%) CheckPoint
12 4 (4.08%) Sophos
13 3 (3.06%) IBM
13 3 (3.06%) Wyse