Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
North West > Merseyside
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 52 79 66
Rank change year-on-year +27 -13 -7
Permanent jobs citing WAN 34 14 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 3.85% 1.31% 2.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 26.36% 7.37% 11.83%
Number of salaries quoted 29 14 23
Merseyside median annual salary £60,000 £40,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +50.00% +17.65% -9.33%
North West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -

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 129 190 169
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 14.59% 17.79% 18.61%
Number of salaries quoted 111 136 132
Merseyside median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +11.84% +8.57%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,875 £22,775
90th Percentile £61,250 £55,818 £60,000
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 +29 32 £60,000 +41.18% 6
Birkenhead - 1 £25,000 -
WAN
North West

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 33 (97.06%) LAN
2 29 (85.29%) Cisco
3 25 (73.53%) Firewall
4 24 (70.59%) CCNP
4 24 (70.59%) Cisco Certification
5 22 (64.71%) VPN
5 22 (64.71%) Cisco IOS
6 20 (58.82%) High Availability
6 20 (58.82%) VoIP
6 20 (58.82%) Programme Delivery
7 19 (55.88%) Windows
7 19 (55.88%) Wireless
7 19 (55.88%) Intrusion Detection
8 18 (52.94%) Cisco Wireless
9 17 (50.00%) Network Security
9 17 (50.00%) MPLS
10 16 (47.06%) Security Management
10 16 (47.06%) Change Management
10 16 (47.06%) Business Continuity
10 16 (47.06%) Penetration Testing
10 16 (47.06%) Patch Management
10 16 (47.06%) Proactive Monitoring
11 15 (44.12%) Task Automation
11 15 (44.12%) Problem-Solving
11 15 (44.12%) Cisco ASA
11 15 (44.12%) Network Management
12 14 (41.18%) SIEM
12 14 (41.18%) IPsec
12 14 (41.18%) SSL
12 14 (41.18%) TCP/IP

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 2 (5.88%) nginx
Applications
1 12 (35.29%) Microsoft Office
1 12 (35.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 11 (32.35%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.76%) Office 365
2 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 33 (97.06%) LAN
2 25 (73.53%) Firewall
3 22 (64.71%) Cisco IOS
3 22 (64.71%) VPN
4 20 (58.82%) VoIP
5 19 (55.88%) Intrusion Detection
5 19 (55.88%) Wireless
6 18 (52.94%) Cisco Wireless
7 17 (50.00%) MPLS
7 17 (50.00%) Network Security
8 15 (44.12%) Cisco ASA
9 14 (41.18%) Cisco ISE
9 14 (41.18%) IPsec
9 14 (41.18%) Multicast
9 14 (41.18%) SSL
9 14 (41.18%) TCP/IP
10 13 (38.24%) Cisco Nexus
11 4 (11.76%) WLAN
12 3 (8.82%) BGP
12 3 (8.82%) OSPF
General
1 10 (29.41%) Finance
2 3 (8.82%) Banking
2 3 (8.82%) Legal
3 1 (2.94%) Games
3 1 (2.94%) Marketing
3 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (67.65%) Network Engineer
2 20 (58.82%) Senior Network Engineer
3 17 (50.00%) Security Engineer
4 16 (47.06%) Network Security Engineer
5 14 (41.18%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 14 (41.18%) Senior Security Engineer
6 4 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (8.82%) Infrastructure Manager
8 2 (5.88%) Analyst
8 2 (5.88%) Firewall Engineer
8 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Operations Manager
8 2 (5.88%) Operations Manager
9 1 (2.94%) IT Engineer
9 1 (2.94%) IT Systems Administrator
9 1 (2.94%) LAN Engineer
9 1 (2.94%) Network Communications Engineer
9 1 (2.94%) Telephony Analyst
9 1 (2.94%) Telephony Support
9 1 (2.94%) Unified Communications Engineer
9 1 (2.94%) WLAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) HTML
1 1 (2.94%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 13 (38.24%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.82%) Private Cloud
3 2 (5.88%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.88%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.94%) Fintech
4 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.94%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 19 (55.88%) Windows
2 11 (32.35%) Linux
3 7 (20.59%) Windows Server
4 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (58.82%) High Availability
1 20 (58.82%) Programme Delivery
2 16 (47.06%) Business Continuity
2 16 (47.06%) Change Management
2 16 (47.06%) Patch Management
2 16 (47.06%) Penetration Testing
2 16 (47.06%) Proactive Monitoring
2 16 (47.06%) Security Management
3 15 (44.12%) Network Management
3 15 (44.12%) Problem-Solving
3 15 (44.12%) Task Automation
4 14 (41.18%) SIEM
4 14 (41.18%) Vulnerability Management
5 12 (35.29%) Kalman Filter
5 12 (35.29%) Project Management
5 12 (35.29%) Web Filtering
6 11 (32.35%) ITIL
6 11 (32.35%) ITIL V3
7 3 (8.82%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (8.82%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.82%) Perl
1 3 (8.82%) Python
2 1 (2.94%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.94%) SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (70.59%) CCNP
1 24 (70.59%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (38.24%) Degree
3 12 (35.29%) CCDP
3 12 (35.29%) CISSP
4 6 (17.65%) CCNA
5 1 (2.94%) CISM
5 1 (2.94%) JNCIP
5 1 (2.94%) JNCIS
5 1 (2.94%) MCSE
5 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) GDPR
1 2 (5.88%) ISAE 3402
2 1 (2.94%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (38.24%) Firmware
2 8 (23.53%) Active Directory
3 5 (14.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (8.82%) Hyper-V
4 3 (8.82%) XenApp
4 3 (8.82%) XenDesktop
5 1 (2.94%) Terminal Services
5 1 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 14 (41.18%) Cisco CUCM
1 14 (41.18%) Cisco UCCX
2 13 (38.24%) Nessus
3 11 (32.35%) TrustSec
4 3 (8.82%) SCCM
4 3 (8.82%) SCOM
4 3 (8.82%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 29 (85.29%) Cisco
2 5 (14.71%) VMware
3 4 (11.76%) CheckPoint
3 4 (11.76%) Citrix
3 4 (11.76%) HP
3 4 (11.76%) Juniper
3 4 (11.76%) NetApp
4 3 (8.82%) IronPort
5 2 (5.88%) Microsoft
5 2 (5.88%) SolarWinds
6 1 (2.94%) Avaya
6 1 (2.94%) Capita
6 1 (2.94%) NICE Systems
6 1 (2.94%) Polycom
6 1 (2.94%) Splunk