Period
to 19 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 19 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
North West > Merseyside
6 months to
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 37 78 82
Rank change year-on-year +41 +4 -29
Permanent jobs citing WAN 40 11 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 4.93% 1.11% 2.08%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.81% 6.79% 10.42%
Number of salaries quoted 31 4 24
Merseyside median annual salary £41,595 £38,500 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.04% -12.50% +5.39%
10th Percentile £29,750 £32,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £40,800 £54,730
North West median annual salary £40,798 £43,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year -5.12% +10.26% -2.50%

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 Merseyside with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Merseyside
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 168 162 259
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 20.72% 16.40% 20.00%
Number of salaries quoted 126 110 191
Merseyside median annual salary £37,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.76% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,000 £28,225 £26,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £61,250 £56,250
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

Job postings citing WAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Merseyside.

Job vacancy trend for WAN in Merseyside

WAN
Salary Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing WAN in Merseyside.

Salary trend for WAN in Merseyside

WAN
Salary Histogram in Merseyside

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in Merseyside over the 6 months to 19 November 2018.

Salary histogram for WAN in Merseyside

WAN
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Merseyside region over the 6 months to 19 November 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
Liverpool +30 30 £46,250 +20.13% 13
Wirral - 3 - - 1
St Helens - 1 £27,500 - 2
Birkenhead - 1 £30,000 - 2
Bootle - 1 £31,500 -
WAN
North West

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for WAN.

1 27 (67.50%) LAN
2 17 (42.50%) Firewall
3 15 (37.50%) Cisco
4 14 (35.00%) Microsoft
4 14 (35.00%) Cybersecurity
5 12 (30.00%) Network Design
6 10 (25.00%) VMware
6 10 (25.00%) OSPF
6 10 (25.00%) BGP
6 10 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (25.00%) CCNP
6 10 (25.00%) Active Directory
6 10 (25.00%) VPN
6 10 (25.00%) ITIL
6 10 (25.00%) Windows
6 10 (25.00%) Office 365
6 10 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
7 9 (22.50%) IT Strategy
7 9 (22.50%) DNS
7 9 (22.50%) TCP/IP
7 9 (22.50%) DHCP
7 9 (22.50%) Wireless
8 8 (20.00%) Juniper
8 8 (20.00%) SOA
8 8 (20.00%) Business Process Analysis
8 8 (20.00%) SaaS
8 8 (20.00%) PaaS
8 8 (20.00%) IaaS
8 8 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (20.00%) Hybrid Cloud

WAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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 5 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 4 (10.00%) SharePoint
3 3 (7.50%) Skype for Business
4 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (5.00%) nginx
5 1 (2.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 4 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.50%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 10 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 10 (25.00%) Office 365
2 8 (20.00%) IaaS
2 8 (20.00%) PaaS
2 8 (20.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (67.50%) LAN
2 17 (42.50%) Firewall
3 10 (25.00%) BGP
3 10 (25.00%) OSPF
3 10 (25.00%) VPN
4 9 (22.50%) DHCP
4 9 (22.50%) DNS
4 9 (22.50%) TCP/IP
4 9 (22.50%) Wireless
5 7 (17.50%) Cisco Nexus
5 7 (17.50%) Network Security
5 7 (17.50%) VLAN
6 6 (15.00%) EIGRP
6 6 (15.00%) WLAN
7 5 (12.50%) VoIP
8 4 (10.00%) Cisco ISE
9 3 (7.50%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (7.50%) Internet
9 3 (7.50%) IPsec
9 3 (7.50%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.00%) Data Mining
1 2 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (5.00%) Relational Database
1 2 (5.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 6 (15.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (5.00%) Finance
3 1 (2.50%) Banking
3 1 (2.50%) Electronics
3 1 (2.50%) Law
3 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (32.50%) Network Engineer
2 10 (25.00%) Architect
3 9 (22.50%) Analyst
3 9 (22.50%) Solutions Architect
4 5 (12.50%) Support Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (7.50%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) IT Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) IT Security Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Security Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Senior Network Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Support
6 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) SQL Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Systems Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Systems Support
6 2 (5.00%) Systems Support Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
1 8 (20.00%) Hybrid Cloud
2 4 (10.00%) Data Centre
3 3 (7.50%) Computer Science
3 3 (7.50%) Fat Client
3 3 (7.50%) Life Science
3 3 (7.50%) Thin Client
4 2 (5.00%) Algorithms
4 2 (5.00%) Clustering
4 2 (5.00%) Driving Licence
4 2 (5.00%) PMI
4 2 (5.00%) Private Cloud
5 1 (2.50%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.50%) iPhone
5 1 (2.50%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (2.50%) Smartphone
5 1 (2.50%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 10 (25.00%) Windows
2 5 (12.50%) Windows 10
2 5 (12.50%) Windows 7
3 4 (10.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.50%) Linux
5 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (35.00%) Cybersecurity
2 12 (30.00%) Network Design
3 10 (25.00%) ITIL
4 9 (22.50%) IT Strategy
5 8 (20.00%) Business Process Analysis
5 8 (20.00%) SOA
6 7 (17.50%) Information Security
7 6 (15.00%) Network Monitoring
8 5 (12.50%) Configuration Management
8 5 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (12.50%) Mentoring
9 4 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
9 4 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
10 3 (7.50%) High Availability
10 3 (7.50%) Identity Access Management
10 3 (7.50%) Malware Detection/Protection
10 3 (7.50%) Network Segmentation
10 3 (7.50%) Portfolio Management
10 3 (7.50%) Security Operations
10 3 (7.50%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.00%) Python
2 4 (10.00%) Perl
3 2 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (25.00%) CCNP
1 10 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (10.00%) CCNA
2 4 (10.00%) Degree
3 2 (5.00%) MCSA
3 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (5.00%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.50%) HNC
4 1 (2.50%) JNCIP
4 1 (2.50%) JNCIS
4 1 (2.50%) MCP
4 1 (2.50%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) GDPR
1 1 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 1 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (7.50%) Hyper-V
5 2 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.50%) KVM
6 1 (2.50%) Terminal Services
6 1 (2.50%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (2.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (10.00%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (5.00%) Nagios
2 2 (5.00%) OpenView
3 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (2.50%) SCCM
3 1 (2.50%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 15 (37.50%) Cisco
2 14 (35.00%) Microsoft
3 10 (25.00%) VMware
4 8 (20.00%) Juniper
5 7 (17.50%) CheckPoint
5 7 (17.50%) SolarWinds
6 5 (12.50%) Mitel
7 4 (10.00%) Citrix
8 2 (5.00%) Avaya
8 2 (5.00%) Meraki
9 1 (2.50%) Dell
9 1 (2.50%) Fortinet
9 1 (2.50%) HP
9 1 (2.50%) Polycom
9 1 (2.50%) Red Box
9 1 (2.50%) Veeam