Period
to 22 February 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 22 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
North West > Merseyside
6 months to
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 73 75 70
Rank change year-on-year +2 -5 -3
Permanent jobs citing WAN 15 34 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 1.59% 2.64% 2.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.42% 15.18% 14.63%
Number of salaries quoted 11 29 21
Merseyside median annual salary £40,000 £44,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% +7.32% +9.33%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,100 £22,125
90th Percentile £77,500 £54,730 £51,750
North West median annual salary £38,250 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -4.38% +6.67% +11.94%

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 144 224 164
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 15.27% 17.38% 16.48%
Number of salaries quoted 110 158 111
Merseyside median annual salary £47,500 £42,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +6.88% +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,675 £21,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £55,386 £54,000
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 22 February 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 22 February 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 0 15 £40,000 -9.09% 1
Birkenhead - 1 £25,000 -
WAN
North West

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 15 (100.00%) LAN
2 11 (73.33%) Windows
3 9 (60.00%) Finance
4 8 (53.33%) Windows Server
5 7 (46.67%) Office 365
5 7 (46.67%) Wireless
6 6 (40.00%) Firewall
6 6 (40.00%) Cisco
6 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
6 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
7 5 (33.33%) MPLS
7 5 (33.33%) VoIP
7 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (33.33%) Cisco Wireless
7 5 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
7 5 (33.33%) Hyper-V
8 4 (26.67%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (26.67%) VPN
8 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Office
8 4 (26.67%) Citrix
9 3 (20.00%) A+ Certification
9 3 (20.00%) Change Management
9 3 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (20.00%) Legal
9 3 (20.00%) Business Continuity
9 3 (20.00%) SIEM
9 3 (20.00%) Programme Delivery
9 3 (20.00%) XenApp
9 3 (20.00%) XenDesktop

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 (13.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 7 (46.67%) Office 365
2 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (100.00%) LAN
2 7 (46.67%) Wireless
3 6 (40.00%) Firewall
4 5 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
4 5 (33.33%) Cisco Wireless
4 5 (33.33%) MPLS
4 5 (33.33%) VoIP
5 4 (26.67%) VPN
6 3 (20.00%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (13.33%) Internet
7 2 (13.33%) IPsec
7 2 (13.33%) Multicast
7 2 (13.33%) SSL
8 1 (6.67%) DHCP
8 1 (6.67%) DMZ
8 1 (6.67%) DNS
8 1 (6.67%) IPv4
8 1 (6.67%) IPv6
8 1 (6.67%) PSTN
General
1 9 (60.00%) Finance
2 3 (20.00%) Legal
2 3 (20.00%) Marketing
2 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (6.67%) Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Games
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) IT Support
2 3 (20.00%) 1st Line Support
2 3 (20.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Manager
2 3 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Security Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Firewall Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Operations Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Network Security Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Operations Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) IT Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) IT Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) IT Security Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) IT Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Telephony Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Telephony Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) HTML
1 1 (6.67%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) iPhone
2 2 (13.33%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (6.67%) Fintech
3 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (73.33%) Windows
2 8 (53.33%) Windows Server
3 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (20.00%) Android
4 3 (20.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (20.00%) Business Continuity
2 3 (20.00%) Change Management
2 3 (20.00%) Data Protection
2 3 (20.00%) Programme Delivery
2 3 (20.00%) SIEM
3 2 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (13.33%) High Availability
3 2 (13.33%) Patch Management
3 2 (13.33%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (13.33%) Security Management
3 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
4 1 (6.67%) Business Continuity Planning
4 1 (6.67%) Business Transformation
4 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
4 1 (6.67%) Migration
4 1 (6.67%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (6.67%) Regulatory Compliance
4 1 (6.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 1 (6.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) A+ Certification
1 3 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (20.00%) Network+ Certification
2 2 (13.33%) CCNP
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (6.67%) CCNA
3 1 (6.67%) CISM
3 1 (6.67%) CISSP
3 1 (6.67%) Degree
3 1 (6.67%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) GDPR
1 2 (13.33%) ISAE 3402
1 2 (13.33%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 3 (20.00%) XenApp
3 3 (20.00%) XenDesktop
4 1 (6.67%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) SCCM
1 3 (20.00%) SCOM
1 3 (20.00%) SCVMM
2 2 (13.33%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (13.33%) Cisco UCCX
2 2 (13.33%) Nessus
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Cisco
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (26.67%) Citrix
3 1 (6.67%) Avaya
3 1 (6.67%) CheckPoint
3 1 (6.67%) NICE Systems
3 1 (6.67%) Polycom
3 1 (6.67%) Splunk