Period
to 16 October 2018

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 6 months to 16 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
England > North West
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 112 88 124
Rank change year-on-year -24 +36 +11
Permanent jobs citing WAN 331 430 306
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.81% 3.35% 2.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.65% 22.04% 16.18%
Number of salaries quoted 273 356 277
North West median annual salary £41,595 £43,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.27% +7.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £73,500 £58,750 £56,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year - +3.45% -3.33%

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 the North West with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1,988 1,951 1,891
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 16.89% 15.20% 15.66%
Number of salaries quoted 1,614 1,572 1,581
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £21,250 £22,750 £22,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £57,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 6 months to 16 October 2018.

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 6 months to 16 October 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
Manchester -38 170 £39,000 -13.33% 48
Cheshire -25 97 £47,500 +17.28% 19
Merseyside +45 42 £47,500 +26.67% 8
Lancashire +15 15 £44,500 +4.71% 5
Cumbria +11 7 £52,500 -
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 North West region with a requirement for WAN.

1 280 (84.59%) LAN
2 159 (48.04%) Firewall
3 152 (45.92%) Cisco
4 143 (43.20%) Windows
5 135 (40.79%) Active Directory
6 118 (35.65%) VMware
7 99 (29.91%) Cisco Certification
7 99 (29.91%) Microsoft
8 94 (28.40%) VPN
9 91 (27.49%) SAN
10 81 (24.47%) Windows Server
11 78 (23.56%) CCNP
11 78 (23.56%) Network Security
12 75 (22.66%) DNS
12 75 (22.66%) VMware Infrastructure
13 72 (21.75%) TCP/IP
14 71 (21.45%) Wireless
15 67 (20.24%) Data Centre
16 65 (19.64%) ITIL
16 65 (19.64%) Citrix
17 59 (17.82%) MPLS
18 58 (17.52%) Office 365
19 54 (16.31%) Cisco ASA
20 53 (16.01%) Windows Server 2008
21 51 (15.41%) DHCP
22 50 (15.11%) CCNA
22 50 (15.11%) Windows Server 2012
23 48 (14.50%) Hyper-V
24 47 (14.20%) BGP
25 45 (13.60%) Juniper

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 28 (8.46%) SharePoint
2 26 (7.85%) MS Exchange
3 13 (3.93%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (3.02%) Exchange Server 2013
4 10 (3.02%) SharePoint 2013
5 7 (2.11%) IIS
6 6 (1.81%) Skype for Business
7 3 (0.91%) Apache
7 3 (0.91%) nginx
8 1 (0.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.30%) Confluence
8 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.30%) JBoss
8 1 (0.30%) Tomcat
Applications
1 45 (13.60%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (3.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 10 (3.02%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.30%) Infor M3
1 1 (0.30%) Pegasus Opera
1 1 (0.30%) Primavera
1 1 (0.30%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 58 (17.52%) Office 365
2 35 (10.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (7.55%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (3.32%) SaaS
5 8 (2.42%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (2.42%) IaaS
6 7 (2.11%) PaaS
7 1 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.30%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.30%) NuGet
7 1 (0.30%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 280 (84.59%) LAN
2 159 (48.04%) Firewall
3 94 (28.40%) VPN
4 91 (27.49%) SAN
5 78 (23.56%) Network Security
6 75 (22.66%) DNS
7 72 (21.75%) TCP/IP
8 71 (21.45%) Wireless
9 59 (17.82%) MPLS
10 54 (16.31%) Cisco ASA
11 51 (15.41%) DHCP
12 47 (14.20%) BGP
13 44 (13.29%) VoIP
14 36 (10.88%) OSPF
15 34 (10.27%) Cisco Nexus
16 32 (9.67%) Wi-Fi
16 32 (9.67%) WLAN
17 29 (8.76%) Cisco IOS
17 29 (8.76%) SSL
18 28 (8.46%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (4.83%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.51%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (0.60%) Data Mining
4 2 (0.60%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.30%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.30%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 3 (0.91%) JIRA
2 2 (0.60%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.30%) Chocolatey
3 1 (0.30%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.30%) Travis CI
3 1 (0.30%) WiX
General
1 30 (9.06%) Retail
2 29 (8.76%) Finance
3 24 (7.25%) Telecoms
4 11 (3.32%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.21%) Retail Banking
6 3 (0.91%) Law
6 3 (0.91%) Publishing
7 2 (0.60%) Games
7 2 (0.60%) Local Government
7 2 (0.60%) Marketing
8 1 (0.30%) Advertising
8 1 (0.30%) Banking
8 1 (0.30%) Electronics
8 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.30%) Legal
Job Titles
1 77 (23.26%) Network Engineer
2 45 (13.60%) Architect
3 36 (10.88%) Analyst
4 35 (10.57%) IT Support
5 30 (9.06%) Senior Network Engineer
5 30 (9.06%) Solutions Architect
6 29 (8.76%) Support Engineer
7 26 (7.85%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 26 (7.85%) Security Engineer
8 25 (7.55%) IT Technician
8 25 (7.55%) Support Technician
9 24 (7.25%) IT Support Technician
10 23 (6.95%) Server Support
10 23 (6.95%) Server Support Technician
10 23 (6.95%) Server Technician
11 22 (6.65%) IT Manager
11 22 (6.65%) SAN Support
12 20 (6.04%) Cisco Engineer
12 20 (6.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 20 (6.04%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (4.23%) Web Services
2 7 (2.11%) 802.1X
3 5 (1.51%) .NET
3 5 (1.51%) React
3 5 (1.51%) RESTful
4 2 (0.60%) LDAP
4 2 (0.60%) Middleware
5 1 (0.30%) COM
5 1 (0.30%) CSS
5 1 (0.30%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.30%) J2EE
5 1 (0.30%) Kafka
5 1 (0.30%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 67 (20.24%) Data Centre
2 30 (9.06%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (7.55%) Self-Motivation
4 15 (4.53%) Management Information System
5 13 (3.93%) Cyberthreat
5 13 (3.93%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 13 (3.93%) Driving Licence
6 12 (3.63%) Hybrid Cloud
7 9 (2.72%) Smart Meter
8 8 (2.42%) Smart Energy
9 6 (1.81%) Computer Science
9 6 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.51%) Fat Client
10 5 (1.51%) Thin Client
10 5 (1.51%) Video Conferencing
11 4 (1.21%) Private Cloud
12 3 (0.91%) Clustering
12 3 (0.91%) Public Cloud
13 2 (0.60%) Life Science
14 1 (0.30%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 143 (43.20%) Windows
2 81 (24.47%) Windows Server
3 53 (16.01%) Windows Server 2008
4 50 (15.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 38 (11.48%) Linux
6 19 (5.74%) Windows 10
7 15 (4.53%) Windows 7
8 7 (2.11%) Mac OS
8 7 (2.11%) Unix
9 6 (1.81%) Android
9 6 (1.81%) CentOS
9 6 (1.81%) SUSE
10 4 (1.21%) AIX
10 4 (1.21%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.91%) OS/400
12 2 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.60%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.60%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.30%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.30%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (19.64%) ITIL
2 43 (12.99%) Problem-Solving
3 38 (11.48%) Load Balancing
4 35 (10.57%) Incident Management
5 30 (9.06%) Cybersecurity
6 28 (8.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 26 (7.85%) Presales
8 25 (7.55%) Project Management
9 24 (7.25%) Information Security
9 24 (7.25%) Service Delivery
10 23 (6.95%) SIEM
11 22 (6.65%) Change Management
11 22 (6.65%) Kalman Filter
12 21 (6.34%) Change Control
12 21 (6.34%) Network Monitoring
12 21 (6.34%) Vulnerability Management
13 19 (5.74%) Coaching
13 19 (5.74%) Disaster Recovery
14 18 (5.44%) Asset Management
14 18 (5.44%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 12 (3.63%) Python
2 10 (3.02%) SQL
3 9 (2.72%) Perl
4 7 (2.11%) PowerShell
5 5 (1.51%) C#
6 3 (0.91%) C
7 2 (0.60%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.30%) Java
8 1 (0.30%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 99 (29.91%) Cisco Certification
2 78 (23.56%) CCNP
3 50 (15.11%) CCNA
4 28 (8.46%) CCDP
5 22 (6.65%) Degree
6 17 (5.14%) Microsoft Certification
7 15 (4.53%) CISSP
7 15 (4.53%) MCSE
8 10 (3.02%) ITIL Certification
8 10 (3.02%) Security Cleared
9 9 (2.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 8 (2.42%) CCIE
10 8 (2.42%) SC Cleared
11 6 (1.81%) MCP
11 6 (1.81%) MCTS
11 6 (1.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 5 (1.51%) CISM
12 5 (1.51%) MCSA
13 4 (1.21%) JNCIE
14 3 (0.91%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (12.69%) SLA
2 17 (5.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.81%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.51%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (1.21%) GDPR
6 3 (0.91%) QA
7 2 (0.60%) PMO
8 1 (0.30%) COBIT
8 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 135 (40.79%) Active Directory
2 75 (22.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (14.50%) Hyper-V
4 38 (11.48%) Virtual Machines
5 25 (7.55%) Virtual Servers
6 17 (5.14%) Terminal Services
6 17 (5.14%) vSphere
7 11 (3.32%) Firmware
8 7 (2.11%) XenApp
9 5 (1.51%) pfSense
9 5 (1.51%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (1.51%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.91%) vCloud
10 3 (0.91%) VMware NSX
11 2 (0.60%) KVM
11 2 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.60%) Xen
12 1 (0.30%) Docker
12 1 (0.30%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.30%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 17 (5.14%) FortiGate
2 15 (4.53%) Cisco CUCM
3 13 (3.93%) Cisco UCCX
4 10 (3.02%) SCCM
5 8 (2.42%) Nessus
5 8 (2.42%) TrustSec
6 6 (1.81%) Cisco Prime
7 3 (0.91%) DameWare
7 3 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.91%) vCenter Server
7 3 (0.91%) WSUS
8 2 (0.60%) AirWatch
8 2 (0.60%) Ansible
8 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (0.60%) Nagios
8 2 (0.60%) Puppet
9 1 (0.30%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.30%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.30%) OpenView
Vendors
1 152 (45.92%) Cisco
2 118 (35.65%) VMware
3 99 (29.91%) Microsoft
4 65 (19.64%) Citrix
5 45 (13.60%) Juniper
6 34 (10.27%) CheckPoint
7 32 (9.67%) Fortinet
8 19 (5.74%) F5
8 19 (5.74%) Forcepoint
9 17 (5.14%) Veeam
10 15 (4.53%) SolarWinds
11 13 (3.93%) Tufin
12 12 (3.63%) Dell
12 12 (3.63%) Riverbed
13 11 (3.32%) Meraki
13 11 (3.32%) Palo Alto
14 10 (3.02%) HP
14 10 (3.02%) NetApp
15 9 (2.72%) Nimble Storage
16 7 (2.11%) Splunk