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 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
England / North West
Rank 112 116 97
Rank change year-on-year +4 -19  
Permanent jobs citing WAN 155 130 174
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.56% 2.30% 2.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.38% 15.33% 15.70%
Number of salaries quoted 129 109 157
Median salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.16% +2.85%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,900 £20,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,600
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  

WAN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next 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 and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 892 848 1108
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 14.71% 15.01% 16.91%
Number of salaries quoted 692 688 844
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £22,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +3.65%  

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing WAN as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 23 March 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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -2 102 £42,000 +5.00% 21
Cheshire +16 32 £36,500 +12.30% 12
Lancashire +3 9 £25,000 -
Merseyside -4 9 £37,500 +25.00% 2
Cumbria +10 2 £35,000 -26.31%
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 March 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.

1 257 (78.83%) LAN
2 157 (48.16%) Firewall
3 155 (47.55%) Cisco
4 142 (43.56%) Active Directory
5 128 (39.26%) Windows
6 112 (34.36%) Microsoft
7 100 (30.67%) VMware
8 93 (28.53%) Cisco Certification
9 82 (25.15%) DNS
10 81 (24.85%) TCP/IP
11 73 (22.39%) CCNP
12 72 (22.09%) VPN
13 69 (21.17%) ITIL
14 67 (20.55%) DHCP
15 66 (20.25%) VMware Infrastructure
16 61 (18.71%) Hyper-V
17 59 (18.10%) VoIP
18 57 (17.48%) Data Centre
19 56 (17.18%) Network Security
20 54 (16.56%) Windows Server
21 53 (16.26%) Wireless
22 49 (15.03%) Internet
23 48 (14.72%) BGP
24 47 (14.42%) Network Design
25 46 (14.11%) SQL Server
25 46 (14.11%) Analytical Skills
26 45 (13.80%) MS Excel
26 45 (13.80%) MS Exchange
26 45 (13.80%) Telecoms
27 44 (13.50%) MPLS

WAN
Top Related 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 45 (13.80%) MS Exchange
2 16 (4.91%) SharePoint
3 12 (3.68%) Exchange Server 2013
4 10 (3.07%) Confluence
4 10 (3.07%) IIS
5 9 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (2.76%) Skype for Business
6 6 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (1.84%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.61%) nginx
8 1 (0.31%) SAS
Applications
1 45 (13.80%) MS Excel
2 25 (7.67%) MS Office
3 1 (0.31%) MS Project
3 1 (0.31%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.61%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 40 (12.27%) Office 365
2 29 (8.90%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (4.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (4.60%) SaaS
4 12 (3.68%) Amazon EC2
4 12 (3.68%) Amazon S3
5 11 (3.37%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (1.23%) Basecamp
6 4 (1.23%) IaaS
7 1 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.31%) PaaS
7 1 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.31%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 257 (78.83%) LAN
2 157 (48.16%) Firewall
3 82 (25.15%) DNS
4 81 (24.85%) TCP/IP
5 72 (22.09%) VPN
6 67 (20.55%) DHCP
7 59 (18.10%) VoIP
8 56 (17.18%) Network Security
9 53 (16.26%) Wireless
10 49 (15.03%) Internet
11 48 (14.72%) BGP
12 44 (13.50%) MPLS
13 43 (13.19%) WLAN
14 42 (12.88%) VLAN
15 39 (11.96%) OSPF
16 33 (10.12%) Wi-Fi
17 26 (7.98%) Cisco Nexus
18 24 (7.36%) Cisco IOS
19 23 (7.06%) Ethernet
19 23 (7.06%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (14.11%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.37%) Oracle Database
2 11 (3.37%) Oracle Database 11g
3 7 (2.15%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (2.15%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.61%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (0.61%) MySQL
4 2 (0.61%) PowerPivot
4 2 (0.61%) QlikView
5 1 (0.31%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.31%) Informix
5 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 14 (4.29%) JIRA
2 7 (2.15%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.53%) Jenkins
4 4 (1.23%) Bugzilla
General
1 45 (13.80%) Telecoms
2 23 (7.06%) Finance
3 13 (3.99%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.23%) Games
4 4 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (0.92%) Advertising
5 3 (0.92%) Retail
6 2 (0.61%) Back Office
6 2 (0.61%) Law
6 2 (0.61%) Legal
Job Titles
1 79 (24.23%) Network Engineer
2 73 (22.39%) Analyst
3 45 (13.80%) IT Support
4 43 (13.19%) Support Engineer
5 41 (12.58%) Support Analyst
6 30 (9.20%) IT Analyst
7 29 (8.90%) IT Support Analyst
8 28 (8.59%) 2nd Line Support
9 23 (7.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 22 (6.75%) 3rd Line Support
11 21 (6.44%) Infrastructure Support
11 21 (6.44%) IT Engineer
11 21 (6.44%) Network Analyst
12 20 (6.13%) Senior Network Engineer
13 16 (4.91%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
14 14 (4.29%) Architect
14 14 (4.29%) IT Support Engineer
15 13 (3.99%) Linux Engineer
16 12 (3.68%) Network Consultant
16 12 (3.68%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (5.52%) Web Services
2 4 (1.23%) .NET
3 2 (0.61%) EDI
3 2 (0.61%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (0.61%) XML
4 1 (0.31%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 57 (17.48%) Data Centre
2 46 (14.11%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (6.13%) Driving Licence
4 15 (4.60%) NHS
4 15 (4.60%) Video Conferencing
5 12 (3.68%) Management Information System
6 9 (2.76%) Life Science
7 6 (1.84%) Client/Server
8 5 (1.53%) Clustering
8 5 (1.53%) FlexPod
8 5 (1.53%) Wiki
9 4 (1.23%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.23%) Fat Client
9 4 (1.23%) Thin Client
10 2 (0.61%) CMDB
10 2 (0.61%) Cyber Attack
10 2 (0.61%) HP StoreVirtual
10 2 (0.61%) Replication
10 2 (0.61%) RSA SecurID
10 2 (0.61%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 128 (39.26%) Windows
2 54 (16.56%) Windows Server
3 43 (13.19%) Windows Server 2008
4 38 (11.66%) Linux
5 28 (8.59%) Windows 7
6 19 (5.83%) Windows Server 2012
7 18 (5.52%) Unix
8 16 (4.91%) Solaris
9 15 (4.60%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (2.76%) Windows XP
11 6 (1.84%) CentOS
11 6 (1.84%) Windows 10
12 5 (1.53%) Data ONTAP
13 4 (1.23%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.92%) AIX
15 2 (0.61%) Android
15 2 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.61%) Windows Vista
16 1 (0.31%) Apple iOS
16 1 (0.31%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (21.17%) ITIL
2 47 (14.42%) Network Design
3 38 (11.66%) Network Management
4 34 (10.43%) High Availability
5 33 (10.12%) Disaster Recovery
6 25 (7.67%) Service Management
7 24 (7.36%) Configuration Management
8 23 (7.06%) Load Balancing
9 22 (6.75%) Migration
10 20 (6.13%) Mentoring
10 20 (6.13%) PRINCE2
11 19 (5.83%) Change Management
12 18 (5.52%) Capacity Planning
13 16 (4.91%) Performance Monitoring
14 15 (4.60%) Agile Software Development
14 15 (4.60%) Data Protection
14 15 (4.60%) Information Security
14 15 (4.60%) Network Monitoring
14 15 (4.60%) Project Management
15 12 (3.68%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (11.35%) SQL
2 26 (7.98%) PowerShell
3 19 (5.83%) Perl
3 19 (5.83%) Python
4 8 (2.45%) PHP
5 7 (2.15%) VB
5 7 (2.15%) VBScript
6 4 (1.23%) C#
7 3 (0.92%) Delphi
7 3 (0.92%) Pascal
7 3 (0.92%) R
8 2 (0.61%) C
8 2 (0.61%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.31%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.31%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 93 (28.53%) Cisco Certification
2 73 (22.39%) CCNP
3 44 (13.50%) CCNA
4 38 (11.66%) Microsoft Certification
5 36 (11.04%) Degree
6 32 (9.82%) MCSE
7 21 (6.44%) CCIE
8 15 (4.60%) MCP
9 12 (3.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 8 (2.45%) MCSA
10 8 (2.45%) NCIE
11 6 (1.84%) JNCIP
11 6 (1.84%) MCITP
12 5 (1.53%) CISSP
12 5 (1.53%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (1.53%) SC Cleared
12 5 (1.53%) Security Cleared
13 4 (1.23%) PMI Certification
13 4 (1.23%) PMP
13 4 (1.23%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (11.04%) SLA
2 14 (4.29%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.92%) Cyber Essentials
3 3 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 142 (43.56%) Active Directory
2 66 (20.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 61 (18.71%) Hyper-V
4 9 (2.76%) vSphere
5 8 (2.45%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (1.84%) Sendmail
7 4 (1.23%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (0.92%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.61%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.61%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.61%) XenApp
10 1 (0.31%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (5.83%) Cisco CUCM
1 19 (5.83%) SCCM
2 15 (4.60%) Cisco Prime
3 13 (3.99%) Nagios
4 11 (3.37%) OpenNMS
5 10 (3.07%) Puppet
6 7 (2.15%) RANCID
7 5 (1.53%) SCOM
7 5 (1.53%) WSUS
8 4 (1.23%) HockeyApp
8 4 (1.23%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (1.23%) SCDPM
8 4 (1.23%) SCVMM
9 3 (0.92%) FortiGate
9 3 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.61%) HAProxy
10 2 (0.61%) Nessus
10 2 (0.61%) Nexpose
10 2 (0.61%) Nmap
10 2 (0.61%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 155 (47.55%) Cisco
2 112 (34.36%) Microsoft
3 100 (30.67%) VMware
4 32 (9.82%) Juniper
5 30 (9.20%) HP
6 27 (8.28%) CheckPoint
7 19 (5.83%) Citrix
7 19 (5.83%) F5
7 19 (5.83%) NetApp
8 17 (5.21%) Intel Security
9 16 (4.91%) Fortinet
10 15 (4.60%) Dell
10 15 (4.60%) SolarWinds
11 12 (3.68%) Avaya
11 12 (3.68%) Oracle
12 9 (2.76%) Veeam
13 8 (2.45%) Brocade
13 8 (2.45%) Meraki
14 7 (2.15%) Foundry
14 7 (2.15%) Huawei
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Search Consultancy
Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum + healthcare, Training
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £35k - 50k per year
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
onezeero.
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £75000 per annum + Comprehensive Benefits Package
Posted: 19 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Company Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Crewe, Cheshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £22,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Manchester
IQ Telecom
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Greater Manchester
IntaPeople
Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Alderley Edge, Cheshire
Northgate Public Services
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Rutherford Grant Recruitment
Salary: £22000.00 - £26000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cheadle, Cheshire
Rutherford Grant Recruitment
Salary: £18000.00 - £22000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Head Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £22000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + generous package
Posted: 5 days ago
North West
Morson International
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Car,Pension,Health
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + +Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Warrington
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £27000 - £33000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
networx
Salary: £Competitive Salary
Posted: 5 days ago
Greater Manchester
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to £42k
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 45,000 + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Networking People
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum + 15-20% Shift Allowance
Posted: 5 days ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Zen Internet Ltd
Salary: Up to £46,000 per annum dep on experience + on call allowance + bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Congleton, Cheshire
The SmartList
Posted: 14 days ago
Altrincham
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £36000 - £42000 per annum + Inc OT + Great Benefits package
Posted: 18 days ago
Oldham
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago