Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
England > North West
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 128 116 115
Rank change year-on-year -12 -1 -2
Permanent jobs citing WAN 323 330 289
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.63% 2.67% 2.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.88% 18.12% 17.34%
Number of salaries quoted 273 282 256
North West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £22,500 £21,250 £19,750
90th Percentile £67,000 £55,000 £56,875
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 1,625 1,821 1,667
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.21% 14.73% 14.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1,275 1,421 1,387
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £22,000 £23,250 £21,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £57,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.12%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 -1 179 £38,000 -5.00% 42
Cheshire -33 82 £40,000 +8.11% 16
Merseyside +27 34 £60,000 +50.00% 6
Lancashire +8 24 £35,000 +40.00% 1
Cumbria -9 4 £50,000 +42.86% 1
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 25 May 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.

1 274 (84.83%) LAN
2 189 (58.51%) Cisco
3 166 (51.39%) Windows
4 154 (47.68%) Firewall
5 136 (42.11%) Active Directory
6 134 (41.49%) Microsoft
7 121 (37.46%) VMware
8 109 (33.75%) Windows Server
9 104 (32.20%) Cisco Certification
10 102 (31.58%) ITIL
11 99 (30.65%) TCP/IP
12 96 (29.72%) VPN
13 86 (26.63%) Hyper-V
14 84 (26.01%) Office 365
15 82 (25.39%) CCNP
16 78 (24.15%) VMware Infrastructure
17 75 (23.22%) DNS
18 72 (22.29%) Windows Server 2008
18 72 (22.29%) Windows Server 2012
19 71 (21.98%) VoIP
20 68 (21.05%) Wireless
21 65 (20.12%) Network Security
22 64 (19.81%) CCNA
23 57 (17.65%) SAN
24 56 (17.34%) Problem-Solving
25 55 (17.03%) Microsoft Certification
26 54 (16.72%) MPLS
26 54 (16.72%) MCSE
27 53 (16.41%) Microsoft Office
28 50 (15.48%) SLA

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 37 (11.46%) MS Exchange
2 27 (8.36%) SharePoint
3 22 (6.81%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (4.02%) Skype for Business
5 11 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2013
5 11 (3.41%) SharePoint 2013
6 9 (2.79%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (1.55%) IIS
8 3 (0.93%) Apache
9 2 (0.62%) nginx
10 1 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2000
10 1 (0.31%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.31%) IBM Domino
10 1 (0.31%) JBoss
10 1 (0.31%) Tomcat
Applications
1 53 (16.41%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (4.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 13 (4.02%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.24%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (0.93%) Pegasus Opera
2 1 (0.31%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 84 (26.01%) Office 365
2 22 (6.81%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (6.19%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (3.72%) IaaS
5 4 (1.24%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (1.24%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.62%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (0.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.31%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.31%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (0.31%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.31%) Google Compute Engine
7 1 (0.31%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.31%) PaaS
7 1 (0.31%) SaaS
7 1 (0.31%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 274 (84.83%) LAN
2 154 (47.68%) Firewall
3 99 (30.65%) TCP/IP
4 96 (29.72%) VPN
5 75 (23.22%) DNS
6 71 (21.98%) VoIP
7 68 (21.05%) Wireless
8 65 (20.12%) Network Security
9 57 (17.65%) SAN
10 54 (16.72%) MPLS
11 45 (13.93%) DHCP
12 40 (12.38%) Cisco IOS
13 38 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
13 38 (11.76%) WLAN
14 36 (11.15%) Wi-Fi
15 35 (10.84%) VLAN
16 34 (10.53%) BGP
16 34 (10.53%) IPsec
16 34 (10.53%) SSL
17 28 (8.67%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (13.93%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.48%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (2.48%) DTS
2 8 (2.48%) SQL Server 2005
2 8 (2.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (1.86%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (1.24%) MySQL
5 2 (0.62%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.62%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.31%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.31%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (0.31%) Travis CI
General
1 38 (11.76%) Retail
2 29 (8.98%) Telecoms
3 21 (6.50%) Finance
4 12 (3.72%) Games
5 6 (1.86%) Legal
5 6 (1.86%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.24%) Banking
6 4 (1.24%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.62%) Law
7 2 (0.62%) Local Government
7 2 (0.62%) Marketing
8 1 (0.31%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 64 (19.81%) Support Engineer
2 61 (18.89%) Network Engineer
3 29 (8.98%) 2nd Line Support
4 27 (8.36%) Security Engineer
5 25 (7.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 24 (7.43%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 24 (7.43%) Analyst
6 24 (7.43%) Network Security Engineer
6 24 (7.43%) Senior Network Engineer
7 22 (6.81%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 20 (6.19%) IT Engineer
8 20 (6.19%) IT Support
9 18 (5.57%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 17 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
10 17 (5.26%) Architect
10 17 (5.26%) Technical Support
11 16 (4.95%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 16 (4.95%) Senior Network Security Engineer
11 16 (4.95%) Senior Security Engineer
12 15 (4.64%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (4.95%) Web Services
2 11 (3.41%) .NET
3 9 (2.79%) React
3 9 (2.79%) RESTful
4 5 (1.55%) 802.1X
5 3 (0.93%) HTML
5 3 (0.93%) LAMP
6 2 (0.62%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.62%) CSS
6 2 (0.62%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (0.62%) LDAP
7 1 (0.31%) COM
7 1 (0.31%) HTML5
7 1 (0.31%) JSON
7 1 (0.31%) Kafka
7 1 (0.31%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 49 (15.17%) Data Centre
2 23 (7.12%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (4.64%) Driving Licence
4 12 (3.72%) Video Conferencing
5 11 (3.41%) Clustering
6 10 (3.10%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 9 (2.79%) Cyberthreat
7 9 (2.79%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (2.17%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.55%) PKI
9 5 (1.55%) Replication
10 4 (1.24%) Hybrid Cloud
11 3 (0.93%) CCTV
11 3 (0.93%) Computer Science
11 3 (0.93%) Digital Signage
11 3 (0.93%) Private Cloud
12 2 (0.62%) Fat Client
12 2 (0.62%) Greenfield Project
12 2 (0.62%) iPad
12 2 (0.62%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 166 (51.39%) Windows
2 109 (33.75%) Windows Server
3 72 (22.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 72 (22.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 33 (10.22%) Linux
5 16 (4.95%) Windows 7
6 14 (4.33%) Windows 10
7 6 (1.86%) Ubuntu
8 5 (1.55%) CentOS
8 5 (1.55%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (1.24%) SUSE
9 4 (1.24%) Unix
10 3 (0.93%) Android
10 3 (0.93%) Mac OS
10 3 (0.93%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (0.93%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.93%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.62%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.31%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.31%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (31.58%) ITIL
2 56 (17.34%) Problem-Solving
3 36 (11.15%) Kalman Filter
4 32 (9.91%) Project Management
5 26 (8.05%) Service Management
5 26 (8.05%) SIEM
6 25 (7.74%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (7.74%) Service Delivery
7 24 (7.43%) Change Management
7 24 (7.43%) Security Patching
7 24 (7.43%) Vulnerability Management
8 23 (7.12%) Business Continuity
8 23 (7.12%) Disaster Recovery
8 23 (7.12%) Presales
9 22 (6.81%) High Availability
9 22 (6.81%) Web Filtering
10 21 (6.50%) Load Balancing
11 20 (6.19%) Mentoring
11 20 (6.19%) Patch Management
11 20 (6.19%) Programme Delivery
Programming Languages
1 26 (8.05%) SQL
2 15 (4.64%) PowerShell
3 11 (3.41%) C#
4 8 (2.48%) T-SQL
5 6 (1.86%) Perl
6 3 (0.93%) PHP
6 3 (0.93%) Python
7 2 (0.62%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.31%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.31%) Java
Qualifications
1 104 (32.20%) Cisco Certification
2 82 (25.39%) CCNP
3 64 (19.81%) CCNA
4 55 (17.03%) Microsoft Certification
5 54 (16.72%) MCSE
6 34 (10.53%) Degree
7 33 (10.22%) MCSA
8 27 (8.36%) MCP
9 25 (7.74%) CCDP
10 16 (4.95%) ITIL Certification
11 12 (3.72%) CISSP
12 11 (3.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 7 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 6 (1.86%) MCTS
14 6 (1.86%) Security Cleared
15 5 (1.55%) BPSS Clearance
16 3 (0.93%) MCITP
17 2 (0.62%) CCA
17 2 (0.62%) Citrix Certification
17 2 (0.62%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (15.48%) SLA
2 15 (4.64%) PCI DSS
3 8 (2.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.24%) PMO
5 2 (0.62%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.62%) GDPR
5 2 (0.62%) ISAE 3402
5 2 (0.62%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.31%) COBIT
System Software
1 136 (42.11%) Active Directory
2 86 (26.63%) Hyper-V
3 78 (24.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (6.50%) Firmware
5 18 (5.57%) vSphere
6 17 (5.26%) Terminal Services
7 14 (4.33%) Virtual Machines
7 14 (4.33%) XenApp
8 10 (3.10%) XenDesktop
9 7 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.93%) XenServer
11 2 (0.62%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (0.62%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.62%) VMware NSX
12 1 (0.31%) Docker
12 1 (0.31%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.31%) pfSense
12 1 (0.31%) vCloud
12 1 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 25 (7.74%) Cisco CUCM
2 24 (7.43%) SCCM
3 19 (5.88%) FortiGate
4 16 (4.95%) SCOM
5 15 (4.64%) Cisco UCCX
6 14 (4.33%) Nessus
7 11 (3.41%) TrustSec
8 10 (3.10%) Cisco Prime
9 7 (2.17%) WSUS
10 3 (0.93%) SCVMM
11 2 (0.62%) Backup Exec
11 2 (0.62%) McAfee ePO
11 2 (0.62%) Puppet
11 2 (0.62%) SmoothWall
11 2 (0.62%) Terraform
11 2 (0.62%) vCenter Server
11 2 (0.62%) ZABBIX
12 1 (0.31%) Nexpose
12 1 (0.31%) QRadar
12 1 (0.31%) Simpana
Vendors
1 189 (58.51%) Cisco
2 134 (41.49%) Microsoft
3 121 (37.46%) VMware
4 37 (11.46%) Citrix
5 34 (10.53%) Juniper
6 25 (7.74%) HP
7 24 (7.43%) Fortinet
8 21 (6.50%) SolarWinds
9 20 (6.19%) CheckPoint
10 15 (4.64%) F5
11 13 (4.02%) NetApp
11 13 (4.02%) Riverbed
11 13 (4.02%) Veeam
12 11 (3.41%) Forcepoint
12 11 (3.41%) Meraki
13 10 (3.10%) Sophos
14 9 (2.79%) Dell
14 9 (2.79%) Intel
14 9 (2.79%) Tufin
14 9 (2.79%) Xamarin