Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
North West > Merseyside
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 34 86 67
Rank change year-on-year +52 -19 -6
Permanent jobs citing WAN 45 10 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 5.18% 0.98% 2.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 31.91% 5.08% 10.14%
Number of salaries quoted 38 8 26
Merseyside median annual salary £50,000 £40,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% +17.65% -9.33%
10th Percentile £35,010 £33,000 £23,625
90th Percentile £65,250 £65,000 £47,500
North West median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% -

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 141 197 207
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 16.24% 19.33% 21.12%
Number of salaries quoted 119 130 173
Merseyside median annual salary £42,396 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.12% +2.67% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,550
90th Percentile £63,250 £47,625 £60,000
North West median annual salary £40,380 £38,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year +4.88% +1.32% +1.33%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 +50 37 £60,000 +33.33% 10
Birkenhead - 1 £30,000 - 1
Bootle - 1 £31,500 -
WAN
North West

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 38 (84.44%) LAN
2 32 (71.11%) Cisco
3 29 (64.44%) Firewall
4 28 (62.22%) Cisco Certification
4 28 (62.22%) CCNP
5 25 (55.56%) VPN
6 21 (46.67%) Windows
7 20 (44.44%) TCP/IP
7 20 (44.44%) High Availability
8 19 (42.22%) ITIL
8 19 (42.22%) Wireless
8 19 (42.22%) Cisco IOS
9 18 (40.00%) Network Security
9 18 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
9 18 (40.00%) Cisco ISE
10 17 (37.78%) Proactive Monitoring
10 17 (37.78%) Programme Delivery
10 17 (37.78%) Task Automation
10 17 (37.78%) Intrusion Detection
10 17 (37.78%) VoIP
11 16 (35.56%) Problem-Solving
11 16 (35.56%) Network Management
12 15 (33.33%) Patch Management
12 15 (33.33%) Security Management
12 15 (33.33%) Change Management
12 15 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
12 15 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
13 14 (31.11%) Microsoft Office
13 14 (31.11%) Vulnerability Management
14 13 (28.89%) Multicast

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 3 (6.67%) MS Exchange
1 3 (6.67%) nginx
2 2 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (4.44%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.22%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 14 (31.11%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (24.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 11 (24.44%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (11.11%) Office 365
3 4 (8.89%) IaaS
3 4 (8.89%) PaaS
3 4 (8.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (84.44%) LAN
2 29 (64.44%) Firewall
3 25 (55.56%) VPN
4 20 (44.44%) TCP/IP
5 19 (42.22%) Cisco IOS
5 19 (42.22%) Wireless
6 18 (40.00%) Cisco ISE
6 18 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 18 (40.00%) Network Security
7 17 (37.78%) Intrusion Detection
7 17 (37.78%) VoIP
8 15 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
9 13 (28.89%) Cisco Wireless
9 13 (28.89%) IPsec
9 13 (28.89%) MPLS
9 13 (28.89%) Multicast
9 13 (28.89%) SSL
10 9 (20.00%) BGP
10 9 (20.00%) OSPF
11 7 (15.56%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (11.11%) Finance
2 3 (6.67%) Banking
3 1 (2.22%) Electronics
3 1 (2.22%) Law
3 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (62.22%) Network Engineer
2 21 (46.67%) Senior Network Engineer
3 14 (31.11%) Network Security Engineer
3 14 (31.11%) Security Engineer
3 14 (31.11%) Senior Network Security Engineer
3 14 (31.11%) Senior Security Engineer
4 5 (11.11%) Analyst
4 5 (11.11%) Architect
5 4 (8.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (6.67%) Support Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (4.44%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) Technical Engineer
8 1 (2.22%) Cisco Engineer
8 1 (2.22%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 1 (2.22%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
8 1 (2.22%) Senior Network Analyst
8 1 (2.22%) Systems Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.22%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (28.89%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.89%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (8.89%) Hybrid Cloud
2 4 (8.89%) Private Cloud
3 3 (6.67%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.44%) Fat Client
4 2 (4.44%) Thin Client
5 1 (2.22%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.22%) Clustering
5 1 (2.22%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.22%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.22%) iPhone
5 1 (2.22%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (2.22%) Smartphone
5 1 (2.22%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 21 (46.67%) Windows
2 12 (26.67%) Linux
3 7 (15.56%) Windows Server
4 6 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (6.67%) Windows 10
6 3 (6.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (44.44%) High Availability
2 19 (42.22%) ITIL
3 17 (37.78%) Proactive Monitoring
3 17 (37.78%) Programme Delivery
3 17 (37.78%) Task Automation
4 16 (35.56%) Network Management
4 16 (35.56%) Problem-Solving
5 15 (33.33%) Change Management
5 15 (33.33%) Patch Management
5 15 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
5 15 (33.33%) Security Management
6 14 (31.11%) Vulnerability Management
7 13 (28.89%) Business Continuity
8 12 (26.67%) ITIL V3
8 12 (26.67%) Kalman Filter
8 12 (26.67%) Project Management
8 12 (26.67%) Web Filtering
9 11 (24.44%) SIEM
10 8 (17.78%) Network Design
11 6 (13.33%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.11%) Perl
1 5 (11.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 28 (62.22%) CCNP
1 28 (62.22%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (28.89%) Degree
3 12 (26.67%) CCDP
4 11 (24.44%) CISSP
5 8 (17.78%) CCNA
6 2 (4.44%) MCSA
6 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (2.22%) HNC
7 1 (2.22%) JNCIP
7 1 (2.22%) JNCIS
7 1 (2.22%) MCP
7 1 (2.22%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 1 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (28.89%) Firmware
2 10 (22.22%) Active Directory
3 8 (17.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (8.89%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (6.67%) Hyper-V
6 2 (4.44%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (2.22%) KVM
7 1 (2.22%) Terminal Services
7 1 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (2.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (26.67%) Cisco CUCM
1 12 (26.67%) Cisco UCCX
2 11 (24.44%) Nessus
2 11 (24.44%) TrustSec
3 4 (8.89%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (2.22%) SCCM
4 1 (2.22%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 32 (71.11%) Cisco
2 11 (24.44%) VMware
3 10 (22.22%) Juniper
4 9 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 5 (11.11%) CheckPoint
5 5 (11.11%) HP
5 5 (11.11%) Mitel
5 5 (11.11%) SolarWinds
6 4 (8.89%) NetApp
7 3 (6.67%) IronPort
8 2 (4.44%) Citrix
9 1 (2.22%) Avaya
9 1 (2.22%) Capita
9 1 (2.22%) Dell
9 1 (2.22%) Fortinet
9 1 (2.22%) Polycom
9 1 (2.22%) Red Box
9 1 (2.22%) Veeam