Period
to 19 September 2017

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 19 September 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
England > North West
6 months to
19 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 115 133
Rank change year-on-year +30 +18 -7
Permanent jobs citing WAN 448 303 308
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.39% 2.56% 2.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.58% 16.04% 15.80%
Number of salaries quoted 377 269 237
North West median annual salary £43,000 £39,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.26% +4.00% +15.38%
10th Percentile £21,250 £22,700 £20,650
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £61,250
England median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.45% -3.33% +5.88%

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 2076 1889 1949
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 15.71% 15.99% 14.89%
Number of salaries quoted 1680 1575 1557
North West median annual salary £39,000 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.30% +2.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £22,750 £22,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 19 September 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 6 months to 19 September 2017. 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 +10 269 £45,000 +12.50% 23
Cheshire +35 147 £37,500 -11.76% 12
Lancashire -15 12 £42,500 +21.43% 2
Merseyside -13 8 £41,250 +10.00% 1
Cumbria -5 1 - -
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 359 (80.13%) LAN
2 217 (48.44%) Windows
3 208 (46.43%) Cisco
4 192 (42.86%) Firewall
5 172 (38.39%) Active Directory
6 165 (36.83%) Microsoft
7 162 (36.16%) VPN
8 136 (30.36%) VMware
9 130 (29.02%) ITIL
10 129 (28.79%) TCP/IP
11 110 (24.55%) Cisco Certification
12 104 (23.21%) Windows Server
13 101 (22.54%) Hyper-V
14 99 (22.10%) DNS
15 92 (20.54%) CCNP
15 92 (20.54%) MPLS
16 87 (19.42%) Office 365
17 83 (18.53%) VoIP
18 82 (18.30%) Load Balancing
19 81 (18.08%) Wireless
20 77 (17.19%) Microsoft Certification
21 76 (16.96%) VMware Infrastructure
22 73 (16.29%) DHCP
23 72 (16.07%) Juniper
24 69 (15.40%) MS Exchange
24 69 (15.40%) MCSE
25 68 (15.18%) BGP
26 67 (14.96%) F5
27 64 (14.29%) Network Security
28 63 (14.06%) Windows Server 2012

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 69 (15.40%) MS Exchange
2 32 (7.14%) SharePoint
3 28 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
4 20 (4.46%) Exchange Server 2013
5 10 (2.23%) IIS
5 10 (2.23%) SharePoint 2013
5 10 (2.23%) Skype for Business
6 8 (1.79%) Apache
6 8 (1.79%) SAS
7 7 (1.56%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.67%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.22%) Confluence
Applications
1 54 (12.05%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.34%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.67%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (1.56%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.22%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (0.22%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 87 (19.42%) Office 365
2 39 (8.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (7.37%) Amazon AWS
4 22 (4.91%) SaaS
5 7 (1.56%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (0.89%) Amazon S3
6 4 (0.89%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (0.89%) IaaS
7 3 (0.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.22%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.22%) G Suite
8 1 (0.22%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 359 (80.13%) LAN
2 192 (42.86%) Firewall
3 162 (36.16%) VPN
4 129 (28.79%) TCP/IP
5 99 (22.10%) DNS
6 92 (20.54%) MPLS
7 83 (18.53%) VoIP
8 81 (18.08%) Wireless
9 73 (16.29%) DHCP
10 68 (15.18%) BGP
11 64 (14.29%) Network Security
12 60 (13.39%) OSPF
13 57 (12.72%) SAN
14 55 (12.28%) EIGRP
15 53 (11.83%) SSL
16 51 (11.38%) Ethernet
17 47 (10.49%) IPsec
18 36 (8.04%) Internet
19 34 (7.59%) Cisco ASA
19 34 (7.59%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (6.03%) SQL Server
2 21 (4.69%) MySQL
3 7 (1.56%) Crystal Reports
3 7 (1.56%) PowerPivot
3 7 (1.56%) QlikView
4 3 (0.67%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 7 (1.56%) Metasploit
2 3 (0.67%) Jenkins
2 3 (0.67%) JMeter
2 3 (0.67%) LoadRunner
2 3 (0.67%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.22%) JIRA
General
1 61 (13.62%) Finance
2 46 (10.27%) Telecoms
3 17 (3.79%) Manufacturing
4 11 (2.46%) Financial Institution
5 8 (1.79%) Retail
6 7 (1.56%) Pharmaceutical
7 6 (1.34%) Legal
8 5 (1.12%) German Language
9 4 (0.89%) Banking
10 3 (0.67%) Games
10 3 (0.67%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.45%) Law
12 1 (0.22%) Billing
Job Titles
1 109 (24.33%) Network Engineer
2 74 (16.52%) Analyst
3 58 (12.95%) Support Engineer
4 39 (8.71%) 3rd Line Support
5 37 (8.26%) Cisco Engineer
5 37 (8.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 33 (7.37%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 33 (7.37%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 31 (6.92%) Architect
8 30 (6.70%) Support Analyst
9 27 (6.03%) Senior Network Engineer
10 23 (5.13%) Network Architect
11 21 (4.69%) 1st Line Support
11 21 (4.69%) 2nd Line Support
12 20 (4.46%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 20 (4.46%) IT Engineer
12 20 (4.46%) VMware Engineer
13 19 (4.24%) IT Support
13 19 (4.24%) Project Manager
14 18 (4.02%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (6.47%) Web Services
2 9 (2.01%) HTML
3 8 (1.79%) CSS
4 7 (1.56%) EDI
4 7 (1.56%) XML
5 6 (1.34%) ODBC
6 3 (0.67%) HTML5
7 2 (0.45%) 802.1X
8 1 (0.22%) .NET
8 1 (0.22%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 59 (13.17%) Data Centre
2 30 (6.70%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (4.91%) Video Conferencing
4 21 (4.69%) Driving Licence
4 21 (4.69%) Management Information System
5 13 (2.90%) Life Science
6 10 (2.23%) iPad
7 8 (1.79%) Replication
8 6 (1.34%) PMI
9 5 (1.12%) Clustering
9 5 (1.12%) EPoS
10 4 (0.89%) iPhone
10 4 (0.89%) Private Cloud
11 3 (0.67%) Blackberry
11 3 (0.67%) FMCG
11 3 (0.67%) Virtual Team
12 2 (0.45%) CCTV
12 2 (0.45%) Smart Energy
12 2 (0.45%) Smart Meter
12 2 (0.45%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 217 (48.44%) Windows
2 104 (23.21%) Windows Server
3 63 (14.06%) Windows Server 2012
4 58 (12.95%) Windows Server 2008
5 37 (8.26%) Linux
6 34 (7.59%) Windows 7
7 27 (6.03%) Windows 10
8 26 (5.80%) Windows 8
9 22 (4.91%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (2.23%) Android
10 10 (2.23%) Unix
10 10 (2.23%) Windows XP
11 6 (1.34%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.67%) CentOS
12 3 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.45%) Debian
13 2 (0.45%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.22%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (29.02%) ITIL
2 82 (18.30%) Load Balancing
3 46 (10.27%) Service Management
4 34 (7.59%) Project Management
5 30 (6.70%) Network Management
6 28 (6.25%) Kalman Filter
7 26 (5.80%) PRINCE2
8 25 (5.58%) Disaster Recovery
9 24 (5.36%) Service Delivery
10 22 (4.91%) Mentoring
11 21 (4.69%) Information Security
12 18 (4.02%) Configuration Management
12 18 (4.02%) Problem Management
12 18 (4.02%) WAN Optimisation
13 17 (3.79%) Change Management
13 17 (3.79%) ITSM
13 17 (3.79%) Migration
13 17 (3.79%) Statistics
14 15 (3.35%) ITIL V3
14 15 (3.35%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 34 (7.59%) PowerShell
2 22 (4.91%) Python
3 18 (4.02%) SQL
4 9 (2.01%) Perl
5 7 (1.56%) Shell Script
6 6 (1.34%) Bash Shell
6 6 (1.34%) C
6 6 (1.34%) Korn
7 5 (1.12%) VBScript
8 4 (0.89%) C#
8 4 (0.89%) Java
9 3 (0.67%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.45%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.45%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.45%) VB
11 1 (0.22%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 110 (24.55%) Cisco Certification
2 92 (20.54%) CCNP
3 77 (17.19%) Microsoft Certification
4 69 (15.40%) MCSE
5 59 (13.17%) Degree
6 47 (10.49%) CCIE
7 44 (9.82%) MCP
8 39 (8.71%) CCNA
9 37 (8.26%) MCSA
10 18 (4.02%) ITIL Certification
10 18 (4.02%) Security Cleared
11 17 (3.79%) PMI Certification
12 15 (3.35%) SC Cleared
13 12 (2.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 11 (2.46%) PMP
14 11 (2.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 9 (2.01%) JNCIP
16 6 (1.34%) MCITP
16 6 (1.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 5 (1.12%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (11.61%) SLA
2 15 (3.35%) PMO
3 7 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.67%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.45%) QA
6 1 (0.22%) GDPR
System Software
1 172 (38.39%) Active Directory
2 101 (22.54%) Hyper-V
3 76 (16.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 32 (7.14%) Terminal Services
5 17 (3.79%) Virtual Machines
5 17 (3.79%) vSphere
6 16 (3.57%) XenApp
7 11 (2.46%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (1.79%) XenDesktop
9 7 (1.56%) Samba
10 4 (0.89%) ProxySG
11 2 (0.45%) Sendmail
12 1 (0.22%) vCloud
12 1 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.22%) Xen
Systems Management
1 29 (6.47%) SCCM
2 16 (3.57%) Cisco CUCM
3 12 (2.68%) WSUS
4 11 (2.46%) Puppet
5 10 (2.23%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (1.79%) Cisco Prime
7 7 (1.56%) FortiGate
8 5 (1.12%) Nagios
9 4 (0.89%) Cacti
10 3 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (0.67%) TrustSec
10 3 (0.67%) vCenter Server
11 2 (0.45%) AirWatch
11 2 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
11 2 (0.45%) OpenNMS
12 1 (0.22%) Backup Exec
12 1 (0.22%) DameWare
12 1 (0.22%) SCOM
12 1 (0.22%) SCSM
12 1 (0.22%) Terraform
Vendors
1 208 (46.43%) Cisco
2 165 (36.83%) Microsoft
3 136 (30.36%) VMware
4 72 (16.07%) Juniper
5 67 (14.96%) F5
6 54 (12.05%) Citrix
7 46 (10.27%) Riverbed
8 39 (8.71%) CheckPoint
9 28 (6.25%) HP
10 12 (2.68%) Palo Alto
10 12 (2.68%) Veeam
11 10 (2.23%) Dell
11 10 (2.23%) SAP
12 9 (2.01%) Blue Coat
13 8 (1.79%) Google
13 8 (1.79%) Splunk
13 8 (1.79%) Zerto
14 7 (1.56%) Fortinet
14 7 (1.56%) SolarWinds
14 7 (1.56%) Wyse