Period
to 20 July 2019

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 20 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
England > North West
6 months to
20 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 101 127 100
Rank change year-on-year +26 -27 +34
Permanent jobs citing WAN 324 320 409
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.06% 2.56% 3.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.25% 18.12% 20.36%
Number of salaries quoted 246 268 345
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £23,500 £21,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £70,000 £57,000
England median annual salary £44,000 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -4.35% +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 1,994 1,766 2,009
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 18.85% 14.13% 15.32%
Number of salaries quoted 1,178 1,405 1,610
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £22,675 £21,250 £23,250
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £46,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -3.16% +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 20 July 2019.

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 20 July 2019. 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 +22 192 £41,500 +10.67% 46
Cheshire +6 64 £48,750 +10.80% 16
Merseyside -3 37 £42,500 -26.09% 4
Lancashire +2 31 £40,266 +3.91% 12
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 2019, 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.

1 265 (81.79%) LAN
2 174 (53.70%) Cisco
3 165 (50.93%) Windows
4 152 (46.91%) Microsoft
4 152 (46.91%) Active Directory
5 138 (42.59%) Firewall
6 125 (38.58%) DNS
7 122 (37.65%) VMware
8 106 (32.72%) Windows Server
9 102 (31.48%) TCP/IP
10 92 (28.40%) Cisco Certification
11 88 (27.16%) Office 365
12 86 (26.54%) DHCP
13 83 (25.62%) VMware Infrastructure
14 70 (21.60%) Microsoft Azure
15 69 (21.30%) ITIL
16 68 (20.99%) CCNP
17 65 (20.06%) VPN
17 65 (20.06%) Microsoft Office
17 65 (20.06%) Network Security
18 62 (19.14%) VoIP
19 60 (18.52%) Wireless
20 59 (18.21%) Windows Server 2012
20 59 (18.21%) Data Centre
21 58 (17.90%) Internet
22 54 (16.67%) Hyper-V
23 51 (15.74%) Problem-Solving
24 48 (14.81%) Windows 10
24 48 (14.81%) BGP
25 47 (14.51%) SAN

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 46 (14.20%) MS Exchange
2 30 (9.26%) SharePoint
3 29 (8.95%) IIS
4 19 (5.86%) Apache
5 12 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (3.70%) SharePoint 2013
6 9 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (2.16%) Skype for Business
7 7 (2.16%) Tomcat
7 7 (2.16%) WebLogic
8 4 (1.23%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.62%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.31%) Drupal
10 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.31%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.31%) WordPress
Applications
1 65 (20.06%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (3.70%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.31%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.31%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 88 (27.16%) Office 365
2 70 (21.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (9.88%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (4.32%) Azure Active Directory
4 14 (4.32%) IaaS
5 12 (3.70%) Cloud Computing
6 10 (3.09%) SaaS
7 8 (2.47%) PaaS
8 6 (1.85%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.62%) G Suite
10 1 (0.31%) Azure Stack
10 1 (0.31%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.31%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.31%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 265 (81.79%) LAN
2 138 (42.59%) Firewall
3 125 (38.58%) DNS
4 102 (31.48%) TCP/IP
5 86 (26.54%) DHCP
6 65 (20.06%) Network Security
6 65 (20.06%) VPN
7 62 (19.14%) VoIP
8 60 (18.52%) Wireless
9 58 (17.90%) Internet
10 48 (14.81%) BGP
11 47 (14.51%) SAN
11 47 (14.51%) VLAN
12 43 (13.27%) OSPF
13 39 (12.04%) Wi-Fi
14 32 (9.88%) SMTP
15 29 (8.95%) MPLS
16 23 (7.10%) IPsec
17 21 (6.48%) Cisco Nexus
18 20 (6.17%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (7.10%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.85%) MySQL
3 3 (0.93%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.31%) Big Data
4 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (0.93%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.62%) GitLab
General
1 25 (7.72%) Telecoms
2 21 (6.48%) Finance
3 17 (5.25%) Retail
4 4 (1.23%) Banking
5 2 (0.62%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.62%) Marketing
6 1 (0.31%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.31%) French Language
6 1 (0.31%) Law
6 1 (0.31%) Local Government
6 1 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.31%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 70 (21.60%) Network Engineer
2 44 (13.58%) Analyst
3 38 (11.73%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 37 (11.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 31 (9.57%) Architect
6 26 (8.02%) Support Engineer
7 24 (7.41%) Senior Network Engineer
7 24 (7.41%) Service Analyst
7 24 (7.41%) Service Desk Analyst
8 23 (7.10%) 3rd Line Support
9 18 (5.56%) IP Engineer
10 17 (5.25%) Network Security Engineer
10 17 (5.25%) Security Engineer
11 16 (4.94%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 16 (4.94%) Administrator
12 15 (4.63%) IT Engineer
13 14 (4.32%) Project Manager
13 14 (4.32%) Service Desk Engineer
13 14 (4.32%) Solutions Architect
14 13 (4.01%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (4.94%) Web Services
2 8 (2.47%) 802.1X
3 7 (2.16%) Middleware
4 3 (0.93%) .NET
4 3 (0.93%) Elastic Stack
5 2 (0.62%) OAuth
5 2 (0.62%) OpenID
5 2 (0.62%) REST
5 2 (0.62%) SAML
5 2 (0.62%) SOAP
6 1 (0.31%) MSMQ
6 1 (0.31%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 59 (18.21%) Data Centre
2 26 (8.02%) Driving Licence
3 25 (7.72%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (6.79%) Management Information System
5 15 (4.63%) PKI
6 10 (3.09%) Smartphone
7 8 (2.47%) FMCG
8 7 (2.16%) Public Cloud
8 7 (2.16%) Replication
9 6 (1.85%) Clustering
9 6 (1.85%) Data Protection Act
9 6 (1.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 6 (1.85%) Fat Client
9 6 (1.85%) Thin Client
10 5 (1.54%) FlexPod
10 5 (1.54%) Hybrid Cloud
10 5 (1.54%) Private Cloud
10 5 (1.54%) Self-Motivation
10 5 (1.54%) Xbox
11 4 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 165 (50.93%) Windows
2 106 (32.72%) Windows Server
3 59 (18.21%) Windows Server 2012
4 48 (14.81%) Windows 10
5 38 (11.73%) Linux
6 29 (8.95%) Windows Server 2008
7 20 (6.17%) Windows Server 2003
8 18 (5.56%) Windows 7
9 11 (3.40%) Unix
10 10 (3.09%) Mac OS X
11 6 (1.85%) Android
12 3 (0.93%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.93%) VMS
12 3 (0.93%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.62%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.62%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.31%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.31%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (21.30%) ITIL
2 51 (15.74%) Problem-Solving
3 43 (13.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 43 (13.27%) Mentoring
4 30 (9.26%) Service Delivery
5 29 (8.95%) Network Design
5 29 (8.95%) Project Management
6 27 (8.33%) Coaching
7 26 (8.02%) Change Management
8 25 (7.72%) DevOps
8 25 (7.72%) Disaster Recovery
9 24 (7.41%) Information Security
9 24 (7.41%) Kalman Filter
9 24 (7.41%) Migration
9 24 (7.41%) Problem Management
10 22 (6.79%) PRINCE2
10 22 (6.79%) Stakeholder Management
11 21 (6.48%) Change Control
11 21 (6.48%) Presales
12 20 (6.17%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 23 (7.10%) PowerShell
1 23 (7.10%) SQL
2 8 (2.47%) Bash Shell
3 5 (1.54%) Python
4 1 (0.31%) C#
4 1 (0.31%) PHP
4 1 (0.31%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.31%) VB
Qualifications
1 92 (28.40%) Cisco Certification
2 68 (20.99%) CCNP
3 41 (12.65%) CCNA
4 34 (10.49%) Degree
5 32 (9.88%) Microsoft Certification
6 26 (8.02%) MCSE
7 14 (4.32%) CCIE
7 14 (4.32%) ITIL Certification
8 12 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 11 (3.40%) CCDP
10 10 (3.09%) DBS Check
11 9 (2.78%) CEH
12 8 (2.47%) CISSP
12 8 (2.47%) JNCIP
13 6 (1.85%) GIAC
13 6 (1.85%) GSEC
14 5 (1.54%) CompTIA Security+
14 5 (1.54%) JNCIA
14 5 (1.54%) VCAP
15 4 (1.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (9.57%) SLA
2 17 (5.25%) GDPR
3 14 (4.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (2.47%) ISO 22301
4 8 (2.47%) ISO 9001
5 6 (1.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.93%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 2 (0.62%) NCSC
7 2 (0.62%) PMO
8 1 (0.31%) BS7799
System Software
1 152 (46.91%) Active Directory
2 83 (25.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (16.67%) Hyper-V
4 27 (8.33%) Virtual Machines
5 22 (6.79%) Terminal Services
6 21 (6.48%) VMware ESXi
7 17 (5.25%) vSphere
8 11 (3.40%) Virtual Desktop
9 10 (3.09%) XenApp
10 8 (2.47%) VMware NSX
11 6 (1.85%) VMware Workstation
12 4 (1.23%) Firmware
12 4 (1.23%) XenDesktop
13 3 (0.93%) Virtual Servers
14 2 (0.62%) Docker
14 2 (0.62%) ProxySG
14 2 (0.62%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 18 (5.56%) SCCM
2 13 (4.01%) WSUS
3 9 (2.78%) FortiGate
3 9 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (2.47%) Terraform
5 7 (2.16%) SCOM
6 6 (1.85%) Ansible
6 6 (1.85%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 6 (1.85%) Puppet
7 5 (1.54%) Kubernetes
7 5 (1.54%) Single Sign-On
8 4 (1.23%) Backup Exec
8 4 (1.23%) Nagios
9 3 (0.93%) Cisco UCCX
9 3 (0.93%) vCenter Server
10 1 (0.31%) Cisco CUCM
10 1 (0.31%) OpenNMS
10 1 (0.31%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 174 (53.70%) Cisco
2 152 (46.91%) Microsoft
3 122 (37.65%) VMware
4 46 (14.20%) Meraki
5 26 (8.02%) Juniper
6 24 (7.41%) Citrix
7 19 (5.86%) SolarWinds
8 18 (5.56%) F5
8 18 (5.56%) HP
8 18 (5.56%) NetApp
9 16 (4.94%) Veeam
10 15 (4.63%) Palo Alto
11 13 (4.01%) BT
12 11 (3.40%) CheckPoint
13 9 (2.78%) IBM
14 8 (2.47%) Fortinet
14 8 (2.47%) Nimsoft
14 8 (2.47%) Red Hat
15 7 (2.16%) Redback
16 6 (1.85%) Symantec