Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
England > North West
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 87 123 133
Rank change year-on-year +36 +10 -4
Permanent jobs citing WAN 442 315 309
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.32% 2.53% 2.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.46% 16.15% 16.38%
Number of salaries quoted 354 279 249
North West median annual salary £43,000 £38,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.16% -5.00% +21.21%
10th Percentile £20,625 £21,250 £21,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £55,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +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 1968 1951 1887
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 14.76% 15.68% 14.58%
Number of salaries quoted 1575 1605 1491
North West median annual salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £22,000 £21,250 £20,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £56,250 £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 21 November 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 21 November 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 +11 268 £43,000 +14.67% 18
Cheshire +53 142 £40,250 -6.40% 7
Merseyside +3 11 £38,500 -12.50% 1
Lancashire -13 10 £37,500 +7.14% 1
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 371 (83.94%) LAN
2 222 (50.23%) Windows
3 219 (49.55%) Cisco
4 192 (43.44%) Firewall
5 190 (42.99%) Active Directory
6 176 (39.82%) Microsoft
7 162 (36.65%) TCP/IP
8 142 (32.13%) VPN
9 134 (30.32%) VMware
10 127 (28.73%) ITIL
11 120 (27.15%) DNS
12 114 (25.79%) Office 365
13 112 (25.34%) Hyper-V
14 110 (24.89%) Windows Server
15 101 (22.85%) Cisco Certification
16 99 (22.40%) Microsoft Certification
17 91 (20.59%) DHCP
18 89 (20.14%) Windows Server 2012
19 88 (19.91%) Microsoft Office
20 86 (19.46%) MCSE
20 86 (19.46%) MPLS
21 82 (18.55%) Wireless
22 79 (17.87%) CCNP
22 79 (17.87%) VMware Infrastructure
23 77 (17.42%) VoIP
24 74 (16.74%) BGP
24 74 (16.74%) Load Balancing
24 74 (16.74%) Data Centre
25 72 (16.29%) Windows Server 2008
26 69 (15.61%) MS Exchange

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 (15.61%) MS Exchange
2 38 (8.60%) SharePoint
3 36 (8.14%) Exchange Server 2010
4 23 (5.20%) Exchange Server 2013
5 17 (3.85%) SharePoint 2013
6 15 (3.39%) Skype for Business
7 11 (2.49%) Exchange Server 2007
8 9 (2.04%) SAS
9 8 (1.81%) Apache
10 7 (1.58%) IIS
10 7 (1.58%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.45%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 88 (19.91%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.13%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.23%) Dynamics GP
1 1 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.23%) Magento
1 1 (0.23%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 114 (25.79%) Office 365
2 41 (9.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (5.43%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (3.85%) SaaS
5 5 (1.13%) IaaS
6 3 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 2 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.23%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.23%) Basecamp
8 1 (0.23%) G Suite
8 1 (0.23%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 371 (83.94%) LAN
2 192 (43.44%) Firewall
3 162 (36.65%) TCP/IP
4 142 (32.13%) VPN
5 120 (27.15%) DNS
6 91 (20.59%) DHCP
7 86 (19.46%) MPLS
8 82 (18.55%) Wireless
9 77 (17.42%) VoIP
10 74 (16.74%) BGP
11 67 (15.16%) Network Security
12 61 (13.80%) EIGRP
12 61 (13.80%) OSPF
13 59 (13.35%) SAN
14 52 (11.76%) IPsec
15 49 (11.09%) SSL
16 42 (9.50%) Ethernet
17 39 (8.82%) Cisco ASA
17 39 (8.82%) Cisco IOS
17 39 (8.82%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (6.56%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.62%) MySQL
3 3 (0.68%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (0.45%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.23%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.23%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.23%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 7 (1.58%) Metasploit
2 4 (0.90%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.68%) JMeter
3 3 (0.68%) LoadRunner
3 3 (0.68%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.23%) Bugzilla
4 1 (0.23%) JIRA
General
1 64 (14.48%) Finance
2 27 (6.11%) Telecoms
3 14 (3.17%) Manufacturing
4 11 (2.49%) Financial Institution
5 9 (2.04%) Retail
6 5 (1.13%) German Language
7 4 (0.90%) Banking
7 4 (0.90%) Legal
7 4 (0.90%) Marketing
8 3 (0.68%) Games
8 3 (0.68%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.23%) Billing
10 1 (0.23%) Law
Job Titles
1 95 (21.49%) Network Engineer
2 81 (18.33%) Support Engineer
3 76 (17.19%) Analyst
4 42 (9.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 39 (8.82%) 3rd Line Support
6 36 (8.14%) Architect
7 34 (7.69%) Cisco Engineer
8 32 (7.24%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 32 (7.24%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 30 (6.79%) 1st Line Support
10 28 (6.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 25 (5.66%) Network Architect
12 24 (5.43%) Support Analyst
13 23 (5.20%) Security Engineer
14 22 (4.98%) IT Engineer
15 21 (4.75%) 1st Line Engineer
16 20 (4.52%) Solutions Architect
17 19 (4.30%) Senior Network Engineer
17 19 (4.30%) VMware Engineer
18 18 (4.07%) 1st Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (8.14%) Web Services
2 9 (2.04%) HTML
3 8 (1.81%) CSS
4 6 (1.36%) ODBC
5 3 (0.68%) 802.1X
5 3 (0.68%) HTML5
6 1 (0.23%) EDI
6 1 (0.23%) LAMP
6 1 (0.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 74 (16.74%) Data Centre
2 23 (5.20%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (4.98%) Driving Licence
4 21 (4.75%) Management Information System
5 20 (4.52%) Video Conferencing
6 11 (2.49%) Life Science
7 9 (2.04%) iPad
8 7 (1.58%) iPhone
9 6 (1.36%) Replication
10 5 (1.13%) PMI
11 4 (0.90%) Blackberry
11 4 (0.90%) Private Cloud
12 3 (0.68%) FMCG
13 2 (0.45%) BYOD
13 2 (0.45%) CCTV
13 2 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
13 2 (0.45%) Fat Client
13 2 (0.45%) Mobile Computing
13 2 (0.45%) Smart Meter
13 2 (0.45%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 222 (50.23%) Windows
2 110 (24.89%) Windows Server
3 89 (20.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 72 (16.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 50 (11.31%) Windows 7
6 31 (7.01%) Linux
7 26 (5.88%) Windows 10
8 19 (4.30%) Windows 8
9 17 (3.85%) Windows XP
10 13 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
11 12 (2.71%) Android
12 6 (1.36%) Unix
13 3 (0.68%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.68%) CentOS
13 3 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.45%) Debian
14 2 (0.45%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.23%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (28.73%) ITIL
2 74 (16.74%) Load Balancing
3 39 (8.82%) Service Management
4 27 (6.11%) Kalman Filter
5 26 (5.88%) Project Management
6 22 (4.98%) Service Delivery
7 21 (4.75%) Information Security
8 20 (4.52%) Change Management
9 19 (4.30%) Mentoring
9 19 (4.30%) PRINCE2
9 19 (4.30%) Problem Management
10 17 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
10 17 (3.85%) Network Management
10 17 (3.85%) Patch Management
10 17 (3.85%) WAN Optimisation
11 16 (3.62%) Agile Software Development
11 16 (3.62%) Presales
12 14 (3.17%) Incident Management
12 14 (3.17%) Server Hardening
12 14 (3.17%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 19 (4.30%) PowerShell
2 18 (4.07%) SQL
3 17 (3.85%) Python
4 7 (1.58%) C
5 6 (1.36%) Bash Shell
5 6 (1.36%) Korn
5 6 (1.36%) Shell Script
6 4 (0.90%) Java
6 4 (0.90%) Perl
7 3 (0.68%) C#
7 3 (0.68%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 101 (22.85%) Cisco Certification
2 99 (22.40%) Microsoft Certification
3 86 (19.46%) MCSE
4 79 (17.87%) CCNP
5 56 (12.67%) MCP
6 45 (10.18%) Degree
6 45 (10.18%) MCSA
7 39 (8.82%) CCIE
7 39 (8.82%) CCNA
8 20 (4.52%) ITIL Certification
9 15 (3.39%) Security Cleared
10 12 (2.71%) SC Cleared
11 11 (2.49%) PMI Certification
12 8 (1.81%) CCDP
12 8 (1.81%) JNCIP
12 8 (1.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 6 (1.36%) MCITP
13 6 (1.36%) PMP
13 6 (1.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 5 (1.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (11.09%) SLA
2 18 (4.07%) PMO
3 8 (1.81%) PCI DSS
4 7 (1.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.45%) QA
6 1 (0.23%) GDPR
6 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 190 (42.99%) Active Directory
2 112 (25.34%) Hyper-V
3 79 (17.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 34 (7.69%) Terminal Services
5 28 (6.33%) Virtual Machines
6 24 (5.43%) vSphere
7 11 (2.49%) XenApp
8 8 (1.81%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (1.58%) Samba
9 7 (1.58%) XenDesktop
10 4 (0.90%) ProxySG
11 3 (0.68%) Firmware
12 1 (0.23%) Sendmail
12 1 (0.23%) vCloud
12 1 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.23%) Xen
Systems Management
1 28 (6.33%) SCCM
2 9 (2.04%) Cisco CUCM
3 8 (1.81%) Cacti
3 8 (1.81%) Puppet
4 7 (1.58%) FortiGate
5 6 (1.36%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (1.13%) WSUS
7 4 (0.90%) AirWatch
7 4 (0.90%) Cisco Prime
8 3 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.68%) TrustSec
9 2 (0.45%) Nagios
9 2 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.45%) vCenter Server
10 1 (0.23%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.23%) HockeyApp
10 1 (0.23%) SCOM
10 1 (0.23%) SCSM
10 1 (0.23%) Terraform
Vendors
1 219 (49.55%) Cisco
2 176 (39.82%) Microsoft
3 134 (30.32%) VMware
4 61 (13.80%) Juniper
5 57 (12.90%) F5
6 50 (11.31%) Citrix
7 36 (8.14%) CheckPoint
8 33 (7.47%) Riverbed
9 16 (3.62%) HP
10 12 (2.71%) Google
10 12 (2.71%) Palo Alto
10 12 (2.71%) Veeam
11 9 (2.04%) Blue Coat
11 9 (2.04%) IronPort
11 9 (2.04%) SolarWinds
12 8 (1.81%) Splunk
13 7 (1.58%) Polycom
13 7 (1.58%) Wyse
14 6 (1.36%) Siemens
15 5 (1.13%) Red Hat