The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for WAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
England / North East
Rank 65 65 65
Rank change year-on-year 0 0  
Permanent jobs citing WAN 5 13 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.80% 2.01% 2.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.72% 21.31% 20.27%
Number of salaries quoted 5 12 12
Median salary £23,500 £36,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -34.72% -20.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,400 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £34,300 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  

WAN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
North East
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 106 61 74
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 17.01% 9.43% 10.50%
Number of salaries quoted 99 50 52
Median salary £30,000 £33,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% -17.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £23,400
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +3.65%  

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East citing WAN as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for WAN in the North East

WAN
Salary Trend in the North East

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

Salary trend for WAN in the North East

WAN
Salary Histogram in the North East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in the North East over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for WAN in the North East

WAN
Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the North East region over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear +9 5 £23,500 -38.96% 6
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 North East region with a requirement for WAN.

1 13 (86.67%) LAN
1 13 (86.67%) Microsoft
2 11 (73.33%) MS Exchange
3 9 (60.00%) VMware
3 9 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (53.33%) Active Directory
4 8 (53.33%) Citrix
5 7 (46.67%) Firewall
6 6 (40.00%) SLA
6 6 (40.00%) Windows
6 6 (40.00%) Hyper-V
7 5 (33.33%) Asset Management
7 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
7 5 (33.33%) VPN
7 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (33.33%) Clustering
8 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
8 4 (26.67%) Telecoms
8 4 (26.67%) Validation
8 4 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (26.67%) CCNA
8 4 (26.67%) PBX
8 4 (26.67%) Mitel
8 4 (26.67%) Test Scripting
8 4 (26.67%) Skype for Business
8 4 (26.67%) Problem Management
8 4 (26.67%) Yammer
8 4 (26.67%) Skype
8 4 (26.67%) Windows Server
8 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Clustering

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the North East 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 11 (73.33%) MS Exchange
2 4 (26.67%) Skype for Business
3 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (6.67%) IBM Domino
4 1 (6.67%) IBM Notes
4 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (20.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 4 (26.67%) Yammer
2 2 (13.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (86.67%) LAN
2 7 (46.67%) Firewall
3 5 (33.33%) VPN
4 4 (26.67%) PBX
4 4 (26.67%) Skype
4 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
5 3 (20.00%) VoIP
6 2 (13.33%) DNS
6 2 (13.33%) SAN
6 2 (13.33%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (6.67%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (6.67%) DHCP
7 1 (6.67%) Internet
7 1 (6.67%) Network Security
7 1 (6.67%) Unified Communications
7 1 (6.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (26.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Support Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Applications Support
3 3 (20.00%) Applications Support Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Consultant
3 3 (20.00%) Technical Consultant
4 2 (13.33%) Help Desk Team Lead
4 2 (13.33%) Team Leader
5 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Network Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) Service Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Service Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Services Delivery Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Support Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Support
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Support Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Technical Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Clustering
2 2 (13.33%) Driving Licence
3 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.67%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) Windows
2 4 (26.67%) Windows Server
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Asset Management
2 4 (26.67%) Problem Management
2 4 (26.67%) Test Scripting
2 4 (26.67%) Validation
3 3 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (20.00%) ITIL
3 3 (20.00%) Knowledge Management
3 3 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (13.33%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (13.33%) Load Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Mentoring
5 1 (6.67%) Application Packaging
5 1 (6.67%) Business Continuity
5 1 (6.67%) ERP
5 1 (6.67%) Load Balancing
5 1 (6.67%) Network Management
5 1 (6.67%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (26.67%) CCNA
2 4 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (20.00%) MCSE
4 2 (13.33%) Degree
4 2 (13.33%) MCSA
4 2 (13.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (6.67%) HND
5 1 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (6.67%) MCITP
5 1 (6.67%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (40.00%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (53.33%) Active Directory
3 6 (40.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (13.33%) Terminal Server
5 1 (6.67%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (13.33%) Backup Exec
3 1 (6.67%) SmoothWall
3 1 (6.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 13 (86.67%) Microsoft
2 9 (60.00%) VMware
3 8 (53.33%) Citrix
4 4 (26.67%) Mitel
5 3 (20.00%) Cisco
5 3 (20.00%) HP
5 3 (20.00%) Sophos
6 2 (13.33%) Symantec
7 1 (6.67%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 1 (6.67%) Draytek
7 1 (6.67%) F5
7 1 (6.67%) Lotus
7 1 (6.67%) MobileIron
7 1 (6.67%) NetApp
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