The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for WAN Optimisation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited WAN Optimisation over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

WAN Optimization
England / North West
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 232 256
Permanent jobs citing WAN Optimisation 0 4 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West - 0.070% 0.030%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.080% 0.034%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 2
Median salary - £40,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -20.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £58,750 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +23.68% +5.55%  

WAN Optimisation is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 5510 4996 5898
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 90.45% 87.88% 88.51%
Number of salaries quoted 4582 4155 4746
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

WAN Optimisation
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing WAN Optimisation as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for WAN Optimisation in the North West

WAN Optimisation
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for WAN Optimisation in the North West

WAN Optimisation
Top 28 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT jobs citing WAN Optimisation 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 West region with a requirement for WAN Optimisation.

1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
1 2 (100.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Management
2 1 (50.00%) Riverbed
2 1 (50.00%) Unified Communications
2 1 (50.00%) F5
2 1 (50.00%) NetScaler
2 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) VPN
2 1 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) LAN
2 1 (50.00%) VoIP
2 1 (50.00%) WLAN
2 1 (50.00%) CCNP
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Juniper
2 1 (50.00%) MPLS
2 1 (50.00%) OSPF
2 1 (50.00%) BGP
2 1 (50.00%) EIGRP
2 1 (50.00%) IGRP
2 1 (50.00%) Service Management
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) Telecoms

WAN Optimisation
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
2 1 (50.00%) BGP
2 1 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (50.00%) EIGRP
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) IGRP
2 1 (50.00%) LAN
2 1 (50.00%) MPLS
2 1 (50.00%) NetScaler
2 1 (50.00%) OSPF
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) Unified Communications
2 1 (50.00%) VoIP
2 1 (50.00%) VPN
2 1 (50.00%) WLAN
General
1 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Network Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Juniper Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Network Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Management
2 1 (50.00%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) CCNP
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) F5
2 1 (50.00%) Juniper
2 1 (50.00%) Riverbed