The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
England / North West
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 87 104 135
Rank change year-on-year +17 +31  
Permanent jobs citing WAN 228 140 125
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.33% 2.50% 1.98%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.35% 15.84% 13.41%
Number of salaries quoted 193 127 91
Median salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £21,250 £23,400 £19,250
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £57,500 £58,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - -5.88%  

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 West with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 1068 884 932
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 15.60% 15.76% 14.75%
Number of salaries quoted 2838 2071 2224
Median salary £42,500 £38,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.84% +1.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £21,250
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £58,750 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing WAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for WAN in the North West

WAN
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for WAN in the North West

WAN
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in the North West over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for WAN in the North West

WAN
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 June 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
Manchester +11 134 £42,500 +8.97% 24
Cheshire +7 81 £37,500 -16.66% 15
Lancashire -5 7 £50,000 +53.84% 4
Merseyside -9 3 £41,250 +21.32% 2
Cumbria -5 1 - -
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 West region with a requirement for WAN.

1 306 (79.27%) LAN
2 174 (45.08%) Windows
3 162 (41.97%) Firewall
4 154 (39.90%) Microsoft
5 153 (39.64%) Cisco
6 149 (38.60%) Active Directory
7 128 (33.16%) VPN
8 109 (28.24%) VMware
9 100 (25.91%) TCP/IP
10 99 (25.65%) Cisco Certification
11 95 (24.61%) ITIL
12 83 (21.50%) CCNP
13 82 (21.24%) Windows Server
14 77 (19.95%) Hyper-V
15 76 (19.69%) VoIP
16 70 (18.13%) DNS
17 64 (16.58%) Wireless
18 61 (15.80%) Telecoms
18 61 (15.80%) MPLS
18 61 (15.80%) Office 365
18 61 (15.80%) VMware Infrastructure
19 58 (15.03%) Degree
20 55 (14.25%) Data Centre
21 54 (13.99%) MS Exchange
22 50 (12.95%) Microsoft Certification
23 49 (12.69%) SLA
24 48 (12.44%) MCSE
24 48 (12.44%) Juniper
25 45 (11.66%) Load Balancing
26 44 (11.40%) PowerShell

WAN
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:

Application Platforms
1 54 (13.99%) MS Exchange
2 20 (5.18%) SharePoint
3 16 (4.15%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (3.37%) IIS
5 12 (3.11%) Skype for Business
6 11 (2.85%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (1.55%) Confluence
8 5 (1.30%) Apache
8 5 (1.30%) IBM Notes
8 5 (1.30%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.52%) SAS
Applications
1 25 (6.48%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.55%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (1.81%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.26%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 61 (15.80%) Office 365
2 43 (11.14%) Amazon AWS
3 34 (8.81%) Microsoft Azure
4 22 (5.70%) SaaS
5 8 (2.07%) Amazon EC2
5 8 (2.07%) IaaS
6 7 (1.81%) Amazon S3
7 6 (1.55%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.26%) G Suite
9 1 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.26%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.26%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 306 (79.27%) LAN
2 162 (41.97%) Firewall
3 128 (33.16%) VPN
4 100 (25.91%) TCP/IP
5 76 (19.69%) VoIP
6 70 (18.13%) DNS
7 64 (16.58%) Wireless
8 61 (15.80%) MPLS
9 43 (11.14%) Network Security
10 42 (10.88%) BGP
10 42 (10.88%) DHCP
10 42 (10.88%) SAN
11 39 (10.10%) Ethernet
11 39 (10.10%) Internet
12 34 (8.81%) SSL
13 32 (8.29%) OSPF
14 26 (6.74%) EIGRP
15 25 (6.48%) NetScaler
16 20 (5.18%) Cisco IOS
16 20 (5.18%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (11.14%) SQL Server
2 18 (4.66%) MySQL
3 7 (1.81%) Crystal Reports
3 7 (1.81%) PowerPivot
3 7 (1.81%) QlikView
4 6 (1.55%) Oracle Database
4 6 (1.55%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (0.52%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.26%) Informix
Development Applications
1 6 (1.55%) JIRA
2 2 (0.52%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.52%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.26%) Metasploit
General
1 61 (15.80%) Telecoms
2 39 (10.10%) Finance
3 15 (3.89%) Manufacturing
4 9 (2.33%) Pharmaceutical
5 8 (2.07%) Legal
6 7 (1.81%) Games
7 5 (1.30%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.78%) German Language
8 3 (0.78%) Law
8 3 (0.78%) Retail
9 2 (0.52%) Back Office
9 2 (0.52%) Banking
10 1 (0.26%) Advertising
10 1 (0.26%) Billing
10 1 (0.26%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 91 (23.58%) Network Engineer
2 87 (22.54%) Analyst
3 39 (10.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 35 (9.07%) 3rd Line Support
4 35 (9.07%) Support Engineer
5 34 (8.81%) Support Analyst
6 29 (7.51%) Network Analyst
7 25 (6.48%) IT Support
7 25 (6.48%) Senior Network Engineer
8 24 (6.22%) Cisco Engineer
9 21 (5.44%) 2nd Line Support
10 20 (5.18%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
10 20 (5.18%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 20 (5.18%) Infrastructure Support
10 20 (5.18%) IT Engineer
11 19 (4.92%) Architect
11 19 (4.92%) IT Analyst
12 18 (4.66%) Project Manager
13 17 (4.40%) IT Support Analyst
14 16 (4.15%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (5.18%) Web Services
2 7 (1.81%) EDI
2 7 (1.81%) XML
3 4 (1.04%) .NET
3 4 (1.04%) HTML
3 4 (1.04%) ODBC
4 3 (0.78%) CSS
5 2 (0.52%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 55 (14.25%) Data Centre
2 44 (11.40%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (6.74%) Driving Licence
4 19 (4.92%) Management Information System
5 14 (3.63%) Video Conferencing
6 11 (2.85%) Life Science
7 10 (2.59%) Clustering
8 7 (1.81%) Replication
9 5 (1.30%) EPoS
9 5 (1.30%) PMI
10 3 (0.78%) FMCG
10 3 (0.78%) iPad
10 3 (0.78%) Private Cloud
10 3 (0.78%) Virtual Team
10 3 (0.78%) Wiki
11 2 (0.52%) Blackberry
11 2 (0.52%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.52%) Computer Science
11 2 (0.52%) Cyber Attack
11 2 (0.52%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 174 (45.08%) Windows
2 82 (21.24%) Windows Server
3 40 (10.36%) Windows Server 2008
4 34 (8.81%) Linux
5 29 (7.51%) Windows Server 2012
6 24 (6.22%) Windows 7
7 20 (5.18%) Windows 8
7 20 (5.18%) Windows Server 2003
8 19 (4.92%) Unix
9 17 (4.40%) Windows 10
10 8 (2.07%) Windows XP
11 6 (1.55%) Solaris
12 4 (1.04%) Android
13 3 (0.78%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.78%) CentOS
13 3 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.52%) Debian
14 2 (0.52%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (24.61%) ITIL
2 45 (11.66%) Load Balancing
3 39 (10.10%) Network Management
4 37 (9.59%) Disaster Recovery
5 35 (9.07%) Project Management
6 34 (8.81%) Network Design
7 30 (7.77%) High Availability
7 30 (7.77%) Migration
8 28 (7.25%) Service Management
9 26 (6.74%) Configuration Management
9 26 (6.74%) Service Delivery
10 23 (5.96%) PRINCE2
11 21 (5.44%) Mentoring
12 20 (5.18%) Change Management
13 17 (4.40%) Capacity Planning
13 17 (4.40%) Performance Monitoring
14 14 (3.63%) Change Control
14 14 (3.63%) Statistics
15 13 (3.37%) Information Security
15 13 (3.37%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 44 (11.40%) PowerShell
2 33 (8.55%) SQL
3 17 (4.40%) Python
4 13 (3.37%) Perl
5 10 (2.59%) VBScript
6 6 (1.55%) Shell Script
7 4 (1.04%) Bash Shell
7 4 (1.04%) C#
7 4 (1.04%) Delphi
7 4 (1.04%) Korn
7 4 (1.04%) VB
8 3 (0.78%) Pascal
8 3 (0.78%) R
9 2 (0.52%) PHP
9 2 (0.52%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.52%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 99 (25.65%) Cisco Certification
2 83 (21.50%) CCNP
3 58 (15.03%) Degree
4 50 (12.95%) Microsoft Certification
5 48 (12.44%) MCSE
6 41 (10.62%) CCNA
7 31 (8.03%) CCIE
7 31 (8.03%) MCP
8 27 (6.99%) MCSA
9 16 (4.15%) PMI Certification
10 15 (3.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 14 (3.63%) Security Cleared
12 12 (3.11%) SC Cleared
13 11 (2.85%) ITIL Certification
13 11 (2.85%) PMP
13 11 (2.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 8 (2.07%) MCITP
15 6 (1.55%) CCIE Routing and Switching
15 6 (1.55%) JNCIP
16 5 (1.30%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (12.69%) SLA
2 9 (2.33%) PCI DSS
3 8 (2.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.55%) PMO
5 3 (0.78%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.52%) QA
7 1 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 149 (38.60%) Active Directory
2 77 (19.95%) Hyper-V
3 61 (15.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (4.40%) Terminal Services
5 14 (3.63%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (3.37%) XenApp
7 7 (1.81%) XenDesktop
8 6 (1.55%) vSphere
9 5 (1.30%) Samba
9 5 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (1.04%) Sendmail
11 2 (0.52%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.26%) ProxySG
12 1 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.26%) Xen
Systems Management
1 31 (8.03%) SCCM
2 24 (6.22%) Cisco CUCM
3 18 (4.66%) Cisco Prime
4 15 (3.89%) WSUS
5 11 (2.85%) Nagios
5 11 (2.85%) Puppet
6 9 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (1.81%) OpenNMS
8 3 (0.78%) vCenter Server
9 2 (0.52%) Cacti
9 2 (0.52%) FortiGate
9 2 (0.52%) Nessus
9 2 (0.52%) Nexpose
9 2 (0.52%) Nmap
9 2 (0.52%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.52%) QRadar
9 2 (0.52%) RANCID
9 2 (0.52%) SCDPM
9 2 (0.52%) SCOM
9 2 (0.52%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 154 (39.90%) Microsoft
2 153 (39.64%) Cisco
3 109 (28.24%) VMware
4 48 (12.44%) Juniper
5 43 (11.14%) F5
6 39 (10.10%) Citrix
7 32 (8.29%) CheckPoint
8 29 (7.51%) HP
9 28 (7.25%) Riverbed
10 14 (3.63%) Dell
11 13 (3.37%) SolarWinds
12 12 (3.11%) Fortinet
13 10 (2.59%) NetApp
14 9 (2.33%) Splunk
14 9 (2.33%) Veeam
15 7 (1.81%) Avaya
15 7 (1.81%) Oracle
15 7 (1.81%) SAP
15 7 (1.81%) Zerto
16 6 (1.55%) Palo Alto
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