Period
to 18 December 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 18 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
England > North West
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 112 97 121
Rank change year-on-year -15 +24 +6
Permanent jobs citing WAN 310 430 333
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.75% 3.28% 2.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.67% 22.43% 17.67%
Number of salaries quoted 265 348 291
North West median annual salary £43,000 £43,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.50% +5.96%
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,000 £21,000
90th Percentile £71,500 £60,000 £54,730
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -5.56%

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 1,978 1,917 1,885
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 17.54% 14.62% 15.28%
Number of salaries quoted 1,635 1,539 1,544
North West median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £37,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.96% +0.67%
10th Percentile £22,500 £22,200 £21,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £55,350
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 18 December 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 18 December 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 -35 184 £43,000 - 35
Cheshire -32 60 £42,500 +6.25% 8
Merseyside +34 40 £43,298 +15.46% 9
Lancashire +13 19 £43,500 -3.33% 4
Cumbria - 5 £52,500 -
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 255 (82.26%) LAN
2 149 (48.06%) Firewall
3 140 (45.16%) Cisco
4 132 (42.58%) Active Directory
5 128 (41.29%) Windows
6 109 (35.16%) VMware
7 91 (29.35%) Cisco Certification
8 79 (25.48%) Microsoft
9 78 (25.16%) VMware Infrastructure
10 76 (24.52%) SAN
11 67 (21.61%) Data Centre
12 66 (21.29%) Windows Server
13 65 (20.97%) DNS
14 63 (20.32%) TCP/IP
14 63 (20.32%) ITIL
15 60 (19.35%) CCNP
16 59 (19.03%) Office 365
17 55 (17.74%) Wireless
17 55 (17.74%) Citrix
18 50 (16.13%) VPN
19 49 (15.81%) Virtual Machines
20 48 (15.48%) Network Security
21 47 (15.16%) MPLS
22 44 (14.19%) Windows Server 2012
23 41 (13.23%) Windows Server 2008
23 41 (13.23%) Microsoft Azure
24 40 (12.90%) CheckPoint
25 39 (12.58%) BGP
25 39 (12.58%) DHCP
25 39 (12.58%) Microsoft Office

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 29 (9.35%) MS Exchange
2 22 (7.10%) SharePoint
3 14 (4.52%) IIS
4 13 (4.19%) Apache
5 11 (3.55%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (3.55%) SharePoint 2013
6 10 (3.23%) Tomcat
7 9 (2.90%) WebLogic
8 6 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (1.94%) Skype for Business
9 4 (1.29%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.32%) Confluence
11 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.32%) JBoss
Applications
1 39 (12.58%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.61%) Microsoft Project
2 5 (1.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.32%) Infor M3
1 1 (0.32%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 59 (19.03%) Office 365
2 41 (13.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (7.74%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (4.52%) SaaS
5 11 (3.55%) IaaS
6 10 (3.23%) PaaS
7 5 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (1.29%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.97%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.65%) G Suite
11 1 (0.32%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.32%) OpenDNS
Communications & Networking
1 255 (82.26%) LAN
2 149 (48.06%) Firewall
3 76 (24.52%) SAN
4 65 (20.97%) DNS
5 63 (20.32%) TCP/IP
6 55 (17.74%) Wireless
7 50 (16.13%) VPN
8 48 (15.48%) Network Security
9 47 (15.16%) MPLS
10 39 (12.58%) BGP
10 39 (12.58%) DHCP
11 34 (10.97%) Cisco ASA
11 34 (10.97%) VLAN
12 33 (10.65%) Wi-Fi
13 29 (9.35%) VoIP
14 27 (8.71%) Cisco Nexus
15 25 (8.06%) Cisco IOS
16 23 (7.42%) OSPF
17 22 (7.10%) SSL
18 17 (5.48%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (5.81%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.90%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (1.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (1.61%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (0.97%) MariaDB
6 3 (0.97%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.97%) RDBMS
6 3 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (0.97%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.65%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.32%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.32%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.32%) Redis
Development Applications
1 6 (1.94%) JIRA
2 1 (0.32%) Ant
2 1 (0.32%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.32%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.32%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (0.32%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 31 (10.00%) Finance
2 21 (6.77%) Retail
3 12 (3.87%) Telecoms
4 9 (2.90%) Manufacturing
5 7 (2.26%) Publishing
6 5 (1.61%) Banking
7 4 (1.29%) Law
8 3 (0.97%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.65%) Advertising
9 2 (0.65%) Automotive
9 2 (0.65%) Local Government
9 2 (0.65%) Military
10 1 (0.32%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.32%) Electronics
10 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.32%) Legal
10 1 (0.32%) Marketing
10 1 (0.32%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 58 (18.71%) Network Engineer
2 53 (17.10%) Architect
3 52 (16.77%) Analyst
4 38 (12.26%) IT Support
5 31 (10.00%) IT Technician
6 30 (9.68%) IT Support Technician
6 30 (9.68%) Support Technician
7 29 (9.35%) Server Support
8 28 (9.03%) SAN Support
8 28 (9.03%) Server Support Technician
8 28 (9.03%) Server Technician
9 23 (7.42%) IT Manager
9 23 (7.42%) Senior Network Engineer
9 23 (7.42%) Solutions Architect
10 21 (6.77%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 21 (6.77%) IT Analyst
11 19 (6.13%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 17 (5.48%) Support Analyst
13 15 (4.84%) 2nd Line Support
13 15 (4.84%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.19%) Web Services
2 7 (2.26%) Middleware
3 4 (1.29%) HTML
4 3 (0.97%) Software Packaging
5 2 (0.65%) 802.1X
5 2 (0.65%) OAuth
5 2 (0.65%) REST
5 2 (0.65%) SAML
5 2 (0.65%) SOAP
6 1 (0.32%) CSS
6 1 (0.32%) J2EE
6 1 (0.32%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 67 (21.61%) Data Centre
2 24 (7.74%) Self-Motivation
3 19 (6.13%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (6.13%) Management Information System
4 13 (4.19%) Smart Meter
5 11 (3.55%) Hybrid Cloud
6 9 (2.90%) Driving Licence
6 9 (2.90%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (2.90%) Public Cloud
6 9 (2.90%) Smart Energy
7 6 (1.94%) Fat Client
7 6 (1.94%) IVR
7 6 (1.94%) Thin Client
8 5 (1.61%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 5 (1.61%) Life Science
8 5 (1.61%) Security Operations Centre
8 5 (1.61%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (1.29%) Clustering
10 3 (0.97%) CESG
10 3 (0.97%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 128 (41.29%) Windows
2 66 (21.29%) Windows Server
3 44 (14.19%) Windows Server 2012
4 41 (13.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 26 (8.39%) Linux
6 23 (7.42%) Windows 10
7 20 (6.45%) Windows 7
8 14 (4.52%) Unix
9 11 (3.55%) Android
10 6 (1.94%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.97%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.97%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.97%) OS/400
12 3 (0.97%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.65%) AIX
13 2 (0.65%) CentOS
13 2 (0.65%) SUSE
13 2 (0.65%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (20.32%) ITIL
2 36 (11.61%) Cybersecurity
3 32 (10.32%) Problem-Solving
4 28 (9.03%) Load Balancing
5 25 (8.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 24 (7.74%) Mentoring
7 22 (7.10%) Change Management
8 20 (6.45%) Service Delivery
9 19 (6.13%) Change Control
9 19 (6.13%) Incident Management
9 19 (6.13%) Network Monitoring
9 19 (6.13%) Problem Management
10 17 (5.48%) Asset Management
11 16 (5.16%) Network Design
12 14 (4.52%) Agile Software Development
12 14 (4.52%) Configuration Management
12 14 (4.52%) IT Strategy
12 14 (4.52%) Project Management
13 13 (4.19%) Coaching
13 13 (4.19%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (5.48%) SQL
2 11 (3.55%) PowerShell
3 6 (1.94%) Python
4 4 (1.29%) JavaScript
4 4 (1.29%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.32%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.32%) C
5 1 (0.32%) C#
5 1 (0.32%) Java
5 1 (0.32%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 91 (29.35%) Cisco Certification
2 60 (19.35%) CCNP
3 36 (11.61%) CCNA
4 23 (7.42%) CCIE
5 14 (4.52%) JNCIE
5 14 (4.52%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (4.19%) MCSE
7 12 (3.87%) Degree
8 11 (3.55%) ITIL Certification
9 9 (2.90%) CCDP
9 9 (2.90%) CISSP
10 7 (2.26%) CISM
10 7 (2.26%) Security Cleared
11 5 (1.61%) MCTS
11 5 (1.61%) SC Cleared
11 5 (1.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (1.29%) ISSAP
13 3 (0.97%) CEH
13 3 (0.97%) GCIA
13 3 (0.97%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (7.42%) SLA
2 15 (4.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (2.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 7 (2.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 6 (1.94%) GDPR
6 5 (1.61%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.97%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 2 (0.65%) QA
9 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.32%) PMO
System Software
1 132 (42.58%) Active Directory
2 78 (25.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (15.81%) Virtual Machines
4 39 (12.58%) Hyper-V
5 29 (9.35%) Virtual Servers
6 18 (5.81%) vSphere
7 11 (3.55%) Terminal Services
8 9 (2.90%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (2.58%) XenApp
10 4 (1.29%) pfSense
11 3 (0.97%) Docker
11 3 (0.97%) vCloud
11 3 (0.97%) VMware NSX
11 3 (0.97%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.65%) ProxySG
13 1 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
13 1 (0.32%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 12 (3.87%) FortiGate
2 11 (3.55%) SCCM
3 5 (1.61%) Cisco Prime
3 5 (1.61%) WSUS
4 4 (1.29%) Cisco CUCM
4 4 (1.29%) Cisco UCCX
5 3 (0.97%) AirWatch
5 3 (0.97%) DameWare
5 3 (0.97%) Nagios
5 3 (0.97%) vCenter Server
6 2 (0.65%) Ansible
6 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (0.65%) OpenView
7 1 (0.32%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.32%) Puppet
7 1 (0.32%) QRadar
7 1 (0.32%) Salt
7 1 (0.32%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 140 (45.16%) Cisco
2 109 (35.16%) VMware
3 79 (25.48%) Microsoft
4 55 (17.74%) Citrix
5 40 (12.90%) CheckPoint
6 29 (9.35%) Juniper
7 26 (8.39%) F5
8 19 (6.13%) Meraki
9 17 (5.48%) SolarWinds
10 13 (4.19%) Fortinet
10 13 (4.19%) Veeam
11 11 (3.55%) Splunk
12 10 (3.23%) NetApp
13 9 (2.90%) Palo Alto
14 8 (2.58%) Dell
14 8 (2.58%) Riverbed
15 6 (1.94%) Forcepoint
16 5 (1.61%) EMC
16 5 (1.61%) Google
16 5 (1.61%) Mitel