Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
North West > Merseyside
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 73 78 57
Rank change year-on-year +5 -21 +26
Permanent jobs citing WAN 11 27 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 1.10% 2.10% 3.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.67% 9.71% 21.17%
Number of salaries quoted 4 24 22
Merseyside median annual salary £38,500 £44,000 £41,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% +5.39% -16.50%
10th Percentile £32,000 £31,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £40,800 £54,730 £51,750
North West median annual salary £43,000 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +13.16% -5.00% +21.21%

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 165 278 137
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 16.57% 21.63% 14.67%
Number of salaries quoted 113 196 89
Merseyside median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -11.11%
10th Percentile £28,050 £26,250 £21,200
90th Percentile £61,250 £56,250 £55,250
North West median annual salary £40,000 £38,250 £37,500
% change year-on-year +4.58% +2.00% -

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
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 20 November 2017. 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 +6 11 £38,500 -12.50%
WAN
North West

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT jobs citing WAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Merseyside region with a requirement for WAN.

1 11 (100.00%) LAN
2 10 (90.91%) Windows
3 8 (72.73%) Windows Server
4 7 (63.64%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (63.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (54.55%) Android
5 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
6 5 (45.45%) Microsoft Office
6 5 (45.45%) A+ Certification
6 5 (45.45%) iPhone
6 5 (45.45%) Data Protection
6 5 (45.45%) Network+ Certification
6 5 (45.45%) Windows 7
6 5 (45.45%) Office 365
7 4 (36.36%) Finance
7 4 (36.36%) VoIP
8 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
8 3 (27.27%) Firewall
8 3 (27.27%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (18.18%) Wireless
9 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
9 2 (18.18%) IP Telephony
9 2 (18.18%) Marketing
9 2 (18.18%) Hyper-V
9 2 (18.18%) Cisco
9 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (18.18%) Internet
9 2 (18.18%) DHCP
9 2 (18.18%) DNS
9 2 (18.18%) MS Exchange

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 (18.18%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (45.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (100.00%) LAN
2 4 (36.36%) VoIP
3 3 (27.27%) Firewall
3 3 (27.27%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (18.18%) DHCP
4 2 (18.18%) DNS
4 2 (18.18%) Internet
4 2 (18.18%) IP Telephony
4 2 (18.18%) Wireless
5 1 (9.09%) 802.11
5 1 (9.09%) BGP
5 1 (9.09%) EIGRP
5 1 (9.09%) Ethernet
5 1 (9.09%) MPLS
5 1 (9.09%) OSPF
5 1 (9.09%) PSTN
5 1 (9.09%) SNMP
5 1 (9.09%) SSL
5 1 (9.09%) TACACS
5 1 (9.09%) VPN
General
1 4 (36.36%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Marketing
2 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) IT Support
2 4 (36.36%) 1st Line Support
3 3 (27.27%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (18.18%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Network Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Support Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) IT Assistant
5 1 (9.09%) IT Support Assistant
5 1 (9.09%) Support Assistant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 10 (90.91%) Windows
2 8 (72.73%) Windows Server
3 7 (63.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (63.64%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (54.55%) Android
5 5 (45.45%) Windows 7
6 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
6 1 (9.09%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Data Protection
2 1 (9.09%) Business Continuity
2 1 (9.09%) Change Management
2 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (9.09%) IT Strategy
2 1 (9.09%) ITIL
2 1 (9.09%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (9.09%) Load Balancing
2 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) A+ Certification
1 5 (45.45%) Network+ Certification
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (9.09%) CCNA
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
2 2 (18.18%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) Cisco
3 1 (9.09%) F5
3 1 (9.09%) Riverbed