Period
to 23 September 2018

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 23 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 137 99 114
Rank change year-on-year -38 +15 +7
Permanent jobs citing WAN 155 262 188
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.14% 3.28% 2.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.32% 22.09% 17.38%
Number of salaries quoted 138 226 169
Manchester median annual salary £38,750 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.89% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,250 £24,200
90th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £56,250
North West median annual salary £40,000 £43,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year -6.98% +10.26% +4.00%

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 1,164 1,186 1,082
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 16.08% 14.86% 14.87%
Number of salaries quoted 970 1,026 951
Manchester median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,082
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -0.20% +6.89%
10th Percentile £21,250 £23,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £58,750 £57,500
North West median annual salary £42,396 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year +8.71% +1.30% +2.67%

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 23 September 2018.

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 23 September 2018. 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
Wigan +20 23 £22,500 -25.00%
Stockport +6 15 £39,000 -11.36% 2
Rochdale -6 9 £60,000 +33.33%
Oldham +3 6 £19,000 -57.78%
Cheadle -4 5 £39,000 -12.85% 2
Altrincham -8 5 - -
Salford -16 5 £25,000 -33.77% 3
Bolton +13 4 £37,500 -11.76% 1
Sale -3 2 £36,500 +17.74% 1
WAN
North West

For the 6 months to 23 September 2018, 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.

1 134 (86.45%) LAN
2 88 (56.77%) Firewall
3 77 (49.68%) Active Directory
4 73 (47.10%) Windows
5 71 (45.81%) VMware
6 66 (42.58%) Cisco
7 53 (34.19%) SAN
8 51 (32.90%) VMware Infrastructure
9 49 (31.61%) Microsoft
10 43 (27.74%) Windows Server
11 42 (27.10%) Cisco Certification
12 37 (23.87%) Office 365
13 35 (22.58%) Windows Server 2012
14 34 (21.94%) DNS
15 33 (21.29%) TCP/IP
15 33 (21.29%) Network Security
16 31 (20.00%) CCNA
17 30 (19.35%) SLA
18 29 (18.71%) Virtual Machines
19 27 (17.42%) Windows Server 2008
19 27 (17.42%) VPN
19 27 (17.42%) Wireless
20 26 (16.77%) CCNP
20 26 (16.77%) DHCP
20 26 (16.77%) Hyper-V
21 25 (16.13%) ITIL
21 25 (16.13%) Citrix
22 24 (15.48%) Wi-Fi
23 23 (14.84%) Virtual Servers
24 22 (14.19%) Cisco ASA

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 (12.90%) SharePoint
2 13 (8.39%) MS Exchange
3 10 (6.45%) SharePoint 2013
4 6 (3.87%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (2.58%) Skype for Business
6 3 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (1.94%) IIS
7 2 (1.29%) Apache
8 1 (0.65%) Confluence
8 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2000
8 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.65%) JBoss
8 1 (0.65%) Tomcat
Applications
1 14 (9.03%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Infor M3
1 1 (0.65%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 37 (23.87%) Office 365
2 13 (8.39%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (5.16%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (4.52%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (1.29%) IaaS
6 1 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.65%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.65%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.65%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 134 (86.45%) LAN
2 88 (56.77%) Firewall
3 53 (34.19%) SAN
4 34 (21.94%) DNS
5 33 (21.29%) Network Security
5 33 (21.29%) TCP/IP
6 27 (17.42%) VPN
6 27 (17.42%) Wireless
7 26 (16.77%) DHCP
8 24 (15.48%) Wi-Fi
9 22 (14.19%) Cisco ASA
10 21 (13.55%) VoIP
11 18 (11.61%) IP Telephony
12 15 (9.68%) Cisco Nexus
13 12 (7.74%) Broadband
13 12 (7.74%) Ethernet
14 11 (7.10%) Cisco IPT
15 10 (6.45%) MPLS
16 9 (5.81%) Remote Desktop
16 9 (5.81%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.10%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.65%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (0.65%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.29%) JIRA
2 1 (0.65%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.65%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.65%) Travis CI
General
1 19 (12.26%) Finance
2 18 (11.61%) Telecoms
3 17 (10.97%) Retail
4 6 (3.87%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.58%) Games
6 2 (1.29%) Law
6 2 (1.29%) Local Government
7 1 (0.65%) Advertising
7 1 (0.65%) Legal
7 1 (0.65%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 32 (20.65%) IT Support
2 27 (17.42%) Network Engineer
3 22 (14.19%) IT Support Technician
3 22 (14.19%) IT Technician
3 22 (14.19%) Support Technician
4 20 (12.90%) SAN Support
4 20 (12.90%) Server Support
4 20 (12.90%) Server Support Technician
4 20 (12.90%) Server Technician
5 16 (10.32%) Support Engineer
6 15 (9.68%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 14 (9.03%) Architect
7 14 (9.03%) Security Engineer
8 12 (7.74%) Project Manager
9 11 (7.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 11 (7.10%) IT Engineer
10 9 (5.81%) Cisco Engineer
10 9 (5.81%) IT Manager
10 9 (5.81%) Solutions Architect
11 8 (5.16%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (9.03%) Web Services
2 6 (3.87%) 802.1X
3 5 (3.23%) .NET
3 5 (3.23%) React
3 5 (3.23%) RESTful
4 2 (1.29%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (1.29%) LDAP
5 1 (0.65%) COM
5 1 (0.65%) J2EE
5 1 (0.65%) JSON
5 1 (0.65%) Kafka
5 1 (0.65%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.68%) Self-Motivation
2 13 (8.39%) Data Centre
3 11 (7.10%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (5.81%) Driving Licence
5 3 (1.94%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.94%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.65%) Clustering
6 1 (0.65%) Cyberattack
6 1 (0.65%) Replication
6 1 (0.65%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 73 (47.10%) Windows
2 43 (27.74%) Windows Server
3 35 (22.58%) Windows Server 2012
4 27 (17.42%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (9.03%) Linux
6 7 (4.52%) Windows 7
7 6 (3.87%) Windows 10
8 4 (2.58%) Mac OS
9 3 (1.94%) Android
9 3 (1.94%) Unix
9 3 (1.94%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.65%) DC/OS
10 1 (0.65%) Debian
10 1 (0.65%) Fedora
10 1 (0.65%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.65%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.65%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.65%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (16.13%) ITIL
2 15 (9.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 14 (9.03%) Change Control
3 14 (9.03%) Cybersecurity
3 14 (9.03%) Problem-Solving
4 13 (8.39%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (8.39%) Asset Management
4 13 (8.39%) Coaching
4 13 (8.39%) Incident Management
5 11 (7.10%) Presales
5 11 (7.10%) PRINCE2
5 11 (7.10%) Problem Management
6 10 (6.45%) Mentoring
6 10 (6.45%) Network Monitoring
7 8 (5.16%) Project Management
7 8 (5.16%) Time Management
8 7 (4.52%) Load Balancing
8 7 (4.52%) Migration
8 7 (4.52%) Product Management
9 6 (3.87%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.23%) C#
2 4 (2.58%) SQL
3 3 (1.94%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.29%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.29%) C
5 1 (0.65%) Java
5 1 (0.65%) Perl
5 1 (0.65%) Python
5 1 (0.65%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 42 (27.10%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (20.00%) CCNA
3 26 (16.77%) CCNP
4 19 (12.26%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (11.61%) MCSE
6 9 (5.81%) ITIL Certification
6 9 (5.81%) Security Cleared
7 8 (5.16%) Degree
7 8 (5.16%) MCP
8 7 (4.52%) MCSA
8 7 (4.52%) SC Cleared
9 6 (3.87%) CCDP
9 6 (3.87%) MCTS
9 6 (3.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (3.23%) CISSP
10 5 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 4 (2.58%) CCIE
11 4 (2.58%) CISM
12 3 (1.94%) CISA
12 3 (1.94%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (19.35%) SLA
2 10 (6.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.58%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (1.94%) GDPR
4 3 (1.94%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.65%) PMO
System Software
1 77 (49.68%) Active Directory
2 51 (32.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (18.71%) Virtual Machines
4 26 (16.77%) Hyper-V
5 23 (14.84%) Virtual Servers
6 15 (9.68%) vSphere
7 11 (7.10%) Terminal Services
8 3 (1.94%) Firmware
8 3 (1.94%) vCloud
9 2 (1.29%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (1.29%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.65%) Docker
10 1 (0.65%) Xen
10 1 (0.65%) XenApp
10 1 (0.65%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.65%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 12 (7.74%) SCCM
2 8 (5.16%) FortiGate
3 4 (2.58%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (1.94%) Cisco Prime
4 3 (1.94%) DameWare
4 3 (1.94%) vCenter Server
5 2 (1.29%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.65%) Ansible
6 1 (0.65%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.65%) Mesos
6 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.65%) Nessus
6 1 (0.65%) Nexpose
6 1 (0.65%) Nmap
6 1 (0.65%) Puppet
6 1 (0.65%) QRadar
6 1 (0.65%) Salt
6 1 (0.65%) SCOM
6 1 (0.65%) WSUS
Vendors
1 71 (45.81%) VMware
2 66 (42.58%) Cisco
3 49 (31.61%) Microsoft
4 25 (16.13%) Citrix
5 18 (11.61%) Juniper
6 16 (10.32%) Fortinet
7 9 (5.81%) CheckPoint
7 9 (5.81%) HP
7 9 (5.81%) Nimble Storage
7 9 (5.81%) Palo Alto
8 8 (5.16%) Dell
8 8 (5.16%) NetApp
9 6 (3.87%) Splunk
10 5 (3.23%) Meraki
10 5 (3.23%) Xamarin
11 4 (2.58%) Forcepoint
11 4 (2.58%) Nortel
11 4 (2.58%) SolarWinds
12 3 (1.94%) Sophos
12 3 (1.94%) Veeam