Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
England > North West
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 115 90 130
Rank change year-on-year -25 +40 +8
Permanent jobs citing WAN 325 434 268
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.68% 3.30% 2.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.84% 21.13% 15.01%
Number of salaries quoted 269 367 235
North West median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% -
10th Percentile £21,450 £21,250 £21,350
90th Percentile £72,500 £57,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £46,056 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +2.35% +2.27% -2.22%

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 1,822 2,054 1,786
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 15.02% 15.62% 15.44%
Number of salaries quoted 1,477 1,658 1,491
North West median annual salary £40,380 £38,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.88% +1.32% +1.33%
10th Percentile £21,250 £22,750 £22,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £57,500 £57,500
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 21 August 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 21 August 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 -31 159 £38,000 -15.56% 32
Cheshire -26 101 £44,000 +18.92% 10
Merseyside +52 45 £50,000 +25.00% 12
Lancashire +5 11 £40,000 +6.67% 8
Cumbria +4 9 £50,000 +42.86% 2
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 277 (85.23%) LAN
2 173 (53.23%) Cisco
3 165 (50.77%) Firewall
4 148 (45.54%) Windows
5 125 (38.46%) Active Directory
6 116 (35.69%) Cisco Certification
7 111 (34.15%) VMware
8 105 (32.31%) Microsoft
9 103 (31.69%) VPN
10 98 (30.15%) CCNP
11 95 (29.23%) Windows Server
12 86 (26.46%) Network Security
13 79 (24.31%) TCP/IP
13 79 (24.31%) ITIL
14 77 (23.69%) SAN
15 76 (23.38%) DNS
16 71 (21.85%) Wireless
16 71 (21.85%) VMware Infrastructure
17 67 (20.62%) CCNA
18 59 (18.15%) VoIP
19 58 (17.85%) Office 365
20 57 (17.54%) Cisco ASA
20 57 (17.54%) Windows Server 2008
21 55 (16.92%) Hyper-V
22 53 (16.31%) MPLS
22 53 (16.31%) Data Centre
23 52 (16.00%) Windows Server 2012
24 48 (14.77%) SLA
24 48 (14.77%) Problem-Solving
25 46 (14.15%) Linux

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 (8.92%) MS Exchange
2 23 (7.08%) SharePoint
3 18 (5.54%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (2.46%) IIS
6 7 (2.15%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (1.54%) Skype for Business
8 3 (0.92%) nginx
9 2 (0.62%) Apache
10 1 (0.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2000
10 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.31%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 42 (12.92%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (4.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 14 (4.31%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.62%) Pegasus Opera
2 1 (0.31%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.31%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 58 (17.85%) Office 365
2 36 (11.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (8.62%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (2.46%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (2.46%) IaaS
4 8 (2.46%) SaaS
5 5 (1.54%) PaaS
6 3 (0.92%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.31%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.31%) NuGet
7 1 (0.31%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 277 (85.23%) LAN
2 165 (50.77%) Firewall
3 103 (31.69%) VPN
4 86 (26.46%) Network Security
5 79 (24.31%) TCP/IP
6 77 (23.69%) SAN
7 76 (23.38%) DNS
8 71 (21.85%) Wireless
9 59 (18.15%) VoIP
10 57 (17.54%) Cisco ASA
11 53 (16.31%) MPLS
12 46 (14.15%) BGP
13 41 (12.62%) Cisco IOS
13 41 (12.62%) DHCP
14 39 (12.00%) OSPF
15 37 (11.38%) SSL
16 35 (10.77%) WLAN
17 34 (10.46%) IPsec
18 33 (10.15%) Ethernet
19 31 (9.54%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (8.62%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.92%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.31%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (0.31%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (0.31%) Chocolatey
1 1 (0.31%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.31%) JIRA
1 1 (0.31%) Travis CI
1 1 (0.31%) WiX
General
1 37 (11.38%) Retail
2 32 (9.85%) Telecoms
3 24 (7.38%) Finance
4 9 (2.77%) Games
5 8 (2.46%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.23%) Retail Banking
7 3 (0.92%) Banking
7 3 (0.92%) Law
7 3 (0.92%) Local Government
8 1 (0.31%) Advertising
8 1 (0.31%) Electronics
8 1 (0.31%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.31%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 87 (26.77%) Network Engineer
2 37 (11.38%) Support Engineer
3 34 (10.46%) Senior Network Engineer
4 31 (9.54%) Architect
5 29 (8.92%) Security Engineer
6 27 (8.31%) Analyst
6 27 (8.31%) IT Support
6 27 (8.31%) Solutions Architect
7 25 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 24 (7.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 23 (7.08%) IT Manager
10 20 (6.15%) Network Security Engineer
10 20 (6.15%) Security Architect
10 20 (6.15%) Security Solutions Architect
11 19 (5.85%) Cisco Engineer
12 17 (5.23%) IT Engineer
13 15 (4.62%) Technical Support
14 14 (4.31%) IT Technician
14 14 (4.31%) Senior Security Engineer
14 14 (4.31%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.38%) Web Services
2 8 (2.46%) 802.1X
3 6 (1.85%) .NET
3 6 (1.85%) React
3 6 (1.85%) RESTful
4 2 (0.62%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (0.62%) LDAP
5 1 (0.31%) COM
5 1 (0.31%) CSS
5 1 (0.31%) JSON
5 1 (0.31%) Kafka
5 1 (0.31%) Middleware
5 1 (0.31%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 53 (16.31%) Data Centre
2 23 (7.08%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (4.92%) Self-Motivation
4 15 (4.62%) Driving Licence
5 13 (4.00%) Cyberthreat
5 13 (4.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 10 (3.08%) Hybrid Cloud
6 10 (3.08%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.85%) Clustering
7 6 (1.85%) Computer Science
7 6 (1.85%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.23%) Fat Client
8 4 (1.23%) Private Cloud
8 4 (1.23%) Thin Client
9 3 (0.92%) Smart Meter
10 2 (0.62%) CCTV
10 2 (0.62%) Digital Signage
10 2 (0.62%) iPad
10 2 (0.62%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 148 (45.54%) Windows
2 95 (29.23%) Windows Server
3 57 (17.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 52 (16.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 46 (14.15%) Linux
6 17 (5.23%) Windows 10
7 16 (4.92%) Windows 7
8 7 (2.15%) Mac OS
8 7 (2.15%) Unix
9 6 (1.85%) CentOS
9 6 (1.85%) SUSE
10 4 (1.23%) AIX
10 4 (1.23%) Ubuntu
10 4 (1.23%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.92%) OS/400
11 3 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.92%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.62%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.31%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (24.31%) ITIL
2 48 (14.77%) Problem-Solving
3 38 (11.69%) Kalman Filter
4 37 (11.38%) Incident Management
5 36 (11.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 32 (9.85%) Project Management
7 31 (9.54%) Load Balancing
8 28 (8.62%) Change Management
8 28 (8.62%) Vulnerability Management
9 27 (8.31%) Presales
10 26 (8.00%) SIEM
11 25 (7.69%) Service Delivery
12 23 (7.08%) Information Security
13 22 (6.77%) Business Continuity
13 22 (6.77%) Problem Management
13 22 (6.77%) Web Filtering
14 21 (6.46%) Cybersecurity
14 21 (6.46%) High Availability
15 20 (6.15%) Agile Software Development
16 19 (5.85%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (4.00%) SQL
2 9 (2.77%) Perl
2 9 (2.77%) Python
3 7 (2.15%) PowerShell
4 6 (1.85%) C#
5 3 (0.92%) C
6 1 (0.31%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 116 (35.69%) Cisco Certification
2 98 (30.15%) CCNP
3 67 (20.62%) CCNA
4 32 (9.85%) CCDP
5 26 (8.00%) Degree
6 23 (7.08%) Microsoft Certification
7 22 (6.77%) MCSE
8 16 (4.92%) CISSP
9 14 (4.31%) MCSA
10 12 (3.69%) ITIL Certification
10 12 (3.69%) MCP
10 12 (3.69%) Security Cleared
11 10 (3.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 8 (2.46%) SC Cleared
13 6 (1.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 5 (1.54%) MCTS
15 4 (1.23%) CCIE
15 4 (1.23%) CISM
16 2 (0.62%) ISSAP
16 2 (0.62%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (14.77%) SLA
2 17 (5.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (2.46%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.54%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (0.92%) GDPR
6 2 (0.62%) PMO
7 1 (0.31%) COBIT
7 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.31%) QA
System Software
1 125 (38.46%) Active Directory
2 71 (21.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 55 (16.92%) Hyper-V
4 23 (7.08%) Virtual Machines
5 21 (6.46%) Firmware
6 15 (4.62%) Terminal Services
7 14 (4.31%) Virtual Servers
7 14 (4.31%) vSphere
8 8 (2.46%) XenApp
9 7 (2.15%) XenDesktop
10 4 (1.23%) pfSense
10 4 (1.23%) VMware NSX
11 3 (0.92%) vCloud
12 2 (0.62%) KVM
12 2 (0.62%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.62%) Xen
13 1 (0.31%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 1 (0.31%) Docker
13 1 (0.31%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 25 (7.69%) Cisco CUCM
2 16 (4.92%) Cisco UCCX
3 14 (4.31%) FortiGate
4 13 (4.00%) Cisco Prime
5 12 (3.69%) Nessus
6 11 (3.38%) TrustSec
7 9 (2.77%) SCCM
8 4 (1.23%) SCOM
9 3 (0.92%) vCenter Server
10 2 (0.62%) Backup Exec
10 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Intune
10 2 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.62%) QRadar
11 1 (0.31%) Ansible
11 1 (0.31%) Kubernetes
11 1 (0.31%) Mesos
11 1 (0.31%) Nexpose
11 1 (0.31%) Norton AntiVirus
11 1 (0.31%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 173 (53.23%) Cisco
2 111 (34.15%) VMware
3 105 (32.31%) Microsoft
4 46 (14.15%) Citrix
5 43 (13.23%) Juniper
6 35 (10.77%) Fortinet
7 32 (9.85%) CheckPoint
8 23 (7.08%) F5
9 18 (5.54%) SolarWinds
10 16 (4.92%) Meraki
11 15 (4.62%) Riverbed
12 14 (4.31%) Forcepoint
12 14 (4.31%) HP
12 14 (4.31%) NetApp
12 14 (4.31%) Veeam
13 13 (4.00%) Tufin
14 11 (3.38%) Palo Alto
15 8 (2.46%) Nimble Storage
16 7 (2.15%) Dell
16 7 (2.15%) Mitel