Period
to 22 February 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 22 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
England > North West
6 months to
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 117 114 124
Rank change year-on-year -3 +10 -18
Permanent jobs citing WAN 352 351 299
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.75% 2.84% 2.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.65% 18.93% 17.49%
Number of salaries quoted 294 295 262
North West median annual salary £38,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.38% +6.67% +11.94%
10th Percentile £21,000 £21,000 £19,325
90th Percentile £59,625 £55,000 £55,000
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 1,705 1,854 1,710
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.33% 14.98% 14.30%
Number of salaries quoted 1,338 1,464 1,375
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £22,000 £22,000 £21,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £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 22 February 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 22 February 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 -8 210 £40,000 - 47
Cheshire 0 103 £37,750 -12.72% 16
Lancashire -7 21 £35,000 +40.00% 4
Merseyside +2 15 £40,000 -9.09% 2
Cumbria - 1 £25,250 - 1
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 22 February 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.

1 306 (86.93%) LAN
2 202 (57.39%) Windows
3 184 (52.27%) Cisco
4 175 (49.72%) Active Directory
5 172 (48.86%) Microsoft
6 143 (40.63%) VMware
7 139 (39.49%) Firewall
8 130 (36.93%) TCP/IP
9 124 (35.23%) Office 365
10 115 (32.67%) Windows Server
11 113 (32.10%) ITIL
12 112 (31.82%) Hyper-V
13 101 (28.69%) DNS
14 97 (27.56%) Windows Server 2012
15 94 (26.70%) VPN
15 94 (26.70%) Microsoft Certification
16 90 (25.57%) VMware Infrastructure
17 85 (24.15%) MCSE
18 84 (23.86%) Windows Server 2008
19 78 (22.16%) Microsoft Office
20 76 (21.59%) Data Centre
21 74 (21.02%) DHCP
21 74 (21.02%) Cisco Certification
22 66 (18.75%) VoIP
23 64 (18.18%) Wireless
24 63 (17.90%) MS Exchange
24 63 (17.90%) SAN
25 51 (14.49%) MCSA
26 49 (13.92%) CCNP
27 48 (13.64%) Citrix

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 63 (17.90%) MS Exchange
2 39 (11.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 30 (8.52%) SharePoint
4 22 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
5 21 (5.97%) Skype for Business
6 18 (5.11%) SharePoint 2013
7 17 (4.83%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (1.70%) IIS
8 6 (1.70%) SAS
9 2 (0.57%) Apache
10 1 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.28%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.28%) JBoss
10 1 (0.28%) Tomcat
Applications
1 78 (22.16%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.85%) Pegasus Opera
2 1 (0.28%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 124 (35.23%) Office 365
2 29 (8.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (3.41%) IaaS
5 5 (1.42%) SaaS
6 3 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.57%) Amazon ELB
7 2 (0.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.28%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.28%) Basecamp
8 1 (0.28%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.28%) Google Compute Engine
8 1 (0.28%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.28%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 306 (86.93%) LAN
2 139 (39.49%) Firewall
3 130 (36.93%) TCP/IP
4 101 (28.69%) DNS
5 94 (26.70%) VPN
6 74 (21.02%) DHCP
7 66 (18.75%) VoIP
8 64 (18.18%) Wireless
9 63 (17.90%) SAN
10 48 (13.64%) MPLS
10 48 (13.64%) Wi-Fi
11 44 (12.50%) BGP
12 40 (11.36%) Network Security
13 35 (9.94%) EIGRP
14 33 (9.38%) Internet
14 33 (9.38%) OSPF
14 33 (9.38%) VLAN
15 31 (8.81%) IPsec
16 30 (8.52%) WLAN
17 29 (8.24%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (11.08%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (2.27%) DTS
2 8 (2.27%) SQL Server 2005
2 8 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (1.70%) MySQL
4 3 (0.85%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (0.85%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (0.57%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.28%) Bugzilla
2 1 (0.28%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.28%) JIRA
General
1 33 (9.38%) Finance
2 16 (4.55%) Retail
2 16 (4.55%) Telecoms
3 8 (2.27%) Games
4 7 (1.99%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.70%) Legal
6 5 (1.42%) Marketing
7 2 (0.57%) Banking
7 2 (0.57%) Local Government
8 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 94 (26.70%) Support Engineer
2 55 (15.63%) Analyst
3 48 (13.64%) Network Engineer
4 37 (10.51%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 31 (8.81%) 3rd Line Support
6 30 (8.52%) 2nd Line Support
7 29 (8.24%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 28 (7.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 26 (7.39%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 22 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 20 (5.68%) 1st Line Support
11 20 (5.68%) Cisco Engineer
11 20 (5.68%) Help Desk Analyst
11 20 (5.68%) IT Support
12 19 (5.40%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 19 (5.40%) VMware Engineer
13 18 (5.11%) Architect
13 18 (5.11%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 18 (5.11%) IT Engineer
13 18 (5.11%) VMware Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (7.67%) Web Services
2 6 (1.70%) .NET
3 4 (1.14%) React
3 4 (1.14%) RESTful
4 3 (0.85%) 802.1X
4 3 (0.85%) HTML
4 3 (0.85%) LAMP
5 2 (0.57%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.57%) CSS
6 1 (0.28%) COM
6 1 (0.28%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 76 (21.59%) Data Centre
2 19 (5.40%) Driving Licence
2 19 (5.40%) Video Conferencing
3 11 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (1.99%) Clustering
4 7 (1.99%) Management Information System
5 6 (1.70%) iPhone
5 6 (1.70%) Replication
6 5 (1.42%) iPad
6 5 (1.42%) PKI
7 4 (1.14%) Fat Client
7 4 (1.14%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (1.14%) Thin Client
8 3 (0.85%) Life Science
9 2 (0.57%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.57%) BYOD
9 2 (0.57%) CCTV
9 2 (0.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.57%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 202 (57.39%) Windows
2 115 (32.67%) Windows Server
3 97 (27.56%) Windows Server 2012
4 84 (23.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 37 (10.51%) Windows 7
6 20 (5.68%) Windows 10
7 14 (3.98%) Linux
8 12 (3.41%) Windows XP
9 9 (2.56%) Android
10 7 (1.99%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (1.70%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.85%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.57%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.57%) Unix
13 2 (0.57%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.57%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.28%) CentOS
14 1 (0.28%) Data ONTAP
14 1 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.28%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (32.10%) ITIL
2 31 (8.81%) Service Management
3 30 (8.52%) Service Delivery
4 27 (7.67%) Load Balancing
5 23 (6.53%) Disaster Recovery
6 20 (5.68%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (5.68%) Change Management
6 20 (5.68%) Mentoring
7 18 (5.11%) Kalman Filter
7 18 (5.11%) Project Management
8 16 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
9 14 (3.98%) Security Patching
10 13 (3.69%) Information Security
10 13 (3.69%) Presales
11 12 (3.41%) Incident Management
12 11 (3.13%) Configuration Management
12 11 (3.13%) Patch Management
12 11 (3.13%) Stakeholder Management
13 10 (2.84%) Web Filtering
14 9 (2.56%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 30 (8.52%) SQL
2 16 (4.55%) PowerShell
3 8 (2.27%) T-SQL
4 6 (1.70%) C#
5 3 (0.85%) PHP
6 2 (0.57%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.28%) C
7 1 (0.28%) Java
7 1 (0.28%) Perl
Qualifications
1 94 (26.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 85 (24.15%) MCSE
3 74 (21.02%) Cisco Certification
4 51 (14.49%) MCSA
5 49 (13.92%) CCNP
6 47 (13.35%) MCP
7 43 (12.22%) CCNA
8 24 (6.82%) Degree
9 19 (5.40%) ITIL Certification
10 11 (3.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 9 (2.56%) Security Cleared
12 7 (1.99%) CCDP
13 6 (1.70%) CCIE
14 5 (1.42%) MCITP
14 5 (1.42%) SC Cleared
15 4 (1.14%) BPSS Clearance
15 4 (1.14%) MCTS
16 3 (0.85%) A+ Certification
16 3 (0.85%) CCA
16 3 (0.85%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (13.35%) SLA
2 20 (5.68%) PCI DSS
3 12 (3.41%) PMO
4 4 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.85%) GDPR
5 3 (0.85%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.57%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 175 (49.72%) Active Directory
2 112 (31.82%) Hyper-V
3 90 (25.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (7.10%) Terminal Services
5 24 (6.82%) Virtual Machines
5 24 (6.82%) vSphere
6 16 (4.55%) XenApp
7 11 (3.13%) XenDesktop
8 9 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (1.14%) Firmware
10 2 (0.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (0.57%) XenServer
11 1 (0.28%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.28%) vCloud
11 1 (0.28%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 28 (7.95%) SCCM
2 14 (3.98%) SCOM
3 11 (3.13%) FortiGate
4 7 (1.99%) Cisco CUCM
4 7 (1.99%) WSUS
5 6 (1.70%) Cacti
6 5 (1.42%) Cisco Prime
7 3 (0.85%) AirWatch
7 3 (0.85%) Puppet
7 3 (0.85%) SCVMM
8 2 (0.57%) Cisco UCCX
8 2 (0.57%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.57%) Nessus
8 2 (0.57%) SmoothWall
8 2 (0.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.57%) Terraform
8 2 (0.57%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.28%) HockeyApp
9 1 (0.28%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.28%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 184 (52.27%) Cisco
2 172 (48.86%) Microsoft
3 143 (40.63%) VMware
4 48 (13.64%) Citrix
5 29 (8.24%) Juniper
6 18 (5.11%) F5
6 18 (5.11%) HP
6 18 (5.11%) SolarWinds
7 14 (3.98%) Veeam
8 10 (2.84%) IronPort
8 10 (2.84%) Mitel
8 10 (2.84%) Sophos
9 9 (2.56%) CheckPoint
9 9 (2.56%) Google
9 9 (2.56%) Riverbed
10 8 (2.27%) Intel
10 8 (2.27%) ProCurve
11 7 (1.99%) Avaya
11 7 (1.99%) Polycom
12 6 (1.70%) Ivanti