WAN Jobs in the North West

Wide Area Network (WAN)
England > North West

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 February 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
21 Feb 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 93 129 148
Rank change year-on-year +36 +19 -60
Permanent jobs citing WAN 189 217 218
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 2.64% 2.63% 2.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.98% 17.28% 16.76%
Number of salaries quoted 162 193 181
10th Percentile £27,775 £26,300 £26,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £33,750 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% -11.11%
75th Percentile £62,500 £53,750 £53,750
90th Percentile £76,250 £59,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -5.26%

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
North West

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.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 860 1,256 1,301
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 12.01% 15.24% 13.94%
Number of salaries quoted 685 700 800
10th Percentile £26,100 £25,420 £27,500
25th Percentile £31,250 £33,750 £34,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -1.10% +1.11% -
75th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,000 £72,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £51,500 £51,000
% change year-on-year -2.91% +0.98% +2.00%

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing WAN as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing WAN in the North West.

Salary trend for WAN in the North West

WAN
Salary Histogram in the North West

Salary distribution for jobs citing WAN in the North West over the 6 months to 21 February 2024.

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 February 2024. 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
Jobs
Manchester +83 105 £50,000 - 24
Merseyside +11 39 £32,500 -21.21% 6
Lancashire +1 20 £49,750 +24.38% 5
Cheshire -4 17 £37,500 +15.38% 11
Cumbria -19 7 £47,500 +35.71% 3
WAN
England

WAN
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 21 (11.11%) Microsoft Exchange
2 15 (7.94%) IIS
3 6 (3.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (3.17%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.12%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.53%) Trello
Business Applications
1 4 (2.12%) Epicor Tropos
Cloud Services
1 82 (43.39%) Microsoft 365
2 81 (42.86%) Azure
3 44 (23.28%) AWS
4 19 (10.05%) Entra ID
5 18 (9.52%) GCP
6 9 (4.76%) IaaS
6 9 (4.76%) PaaS
7 8 (4.23%) Power Platform
8 3 (1.59%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (1.06%) Azure DevOps
10 1 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.53%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.53%) CloudFront
10 1 (0.53%) GitHub
10 1 (0.53%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.53%) Serverless
10 1 (0.53%) WhatsApp
Communications & Networking
1 152 (80.42%) LAN
2 61 (32.28%) DHCP
3 55 (29.10%) SD-WAN
4 52 (27.51%) Firewall
5 50 (26.46%) TCP/IP
6 49 (25.93%) Wi-Fi
7 45 (23.81%) DNS
8 42 (22.22%) Wireless
9 36 (19.05%) OSPF
10 31 (16.40%) VPN
11 29 (15.34%) BGP
12 28 (14.81%) Ethernet
13 27 (14.29%) MPLS
14 22 (11.64%) Internet
15 21 (11.11%) Network Security
16 18 (9.52%) SSL
17 17 (8.99%) DSL
18 13 (6.88%) SAN
19 12 (6.35%) Cisco Firepower
20 10 (5.29%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (13.23%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.65%) Azure SQL Database
3 4 (2.12%) Power BI
3 4 (2.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (1.59%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (1.06%) MySQL
6 1 (0.53%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.53%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.53%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (2.65%) JIRA
2 4 (2.12%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.53%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.53%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 44 (23.28%) Social Skills
2 17 (8.99%) Finance
3 12 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (5.29%) Games
5 9 (4.76%) Public Sector
6 7 (3.70%) Organisational Skills
7 5 (2.65%) Retail
8 4 (2.12%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.59%) French Language
9 3 (1.59%) Italian Language
9 3 (1.59%) Legal
9 3 (1.59%) Spanish Language
10 2 (1.06%) Documentation Skills
10 2 (1.06%) Manufacturing
10 2 (1.06%) Presentation Skills
11 1 (0.53%) Banking
11 1 (0.53%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 49 (25.93%) Network Engineer
2 28 (14.81%) Architect
2 28 (14.81%) Senior
3 27 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 21 (11.11%) Lead
5 18 (9.52%) Security Architect
6 15 (7.94%) IP Engineer
6 15 (7.94%) IP Network Engineer
7 13 (6.88%) Network Architect
8 12 (6.35%) Senior Manager
9 11 (5.82%) Security Manager
10 10 (5.29%) Business Manager
10 10 (5.29%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
10 10 (5.29%) Senior Business Manager
10 10 (5.29%) Support Engineer
11 9 (4.76%) 1st Line Support
11 9 (4.76%) Cisco Engineer
11 9 (4.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 9 (4.76%) Lead Architect
11 9 (4.76%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.65%) JSON
2 4 (2.12%) Akka
3 1 (0.53%) AWS CDK
3 1 (0.53%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.99%) Management Information System
2 16 (8.47%) Data Centre
3 15 (7.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 10 (5.29%) Security Operations Centre
5 8 (4.23%) Onboarding
6 7 (3.70%) PMI
6 7 (3.70%) Replication
7 5 (2.65%) Public Cloud
8 4 (2.12%) Driving Licence
8 4 (2.12%) Linux Command Line
9 3 (1.59%) Housing Association
10 2 (1.06%) Hybrid Cloud
11 1 (0.53%) IoT
11 1 (0.53%) iPhone
11 1 (0.53%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.53%) Security Posture
11 1 (0.53%) Self-Motivation
11 1 (0.53%) Video Conferencing
11 1 (0.53%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 71 (37.57%) Windows
2 34 (17.99%) Windows Server
3 30 (15.87%) Windows 10
4 25 (13.23%) Linux
5 14 (7.41%) VyOS
6 10 (5.29%) Unix
7 9 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (4.23%) Windows Server 2019
9 7 (3.70%) Windows Server 2016
10 6 (3.17%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (1.59%) Windows Vista
12 2 (1.06%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.06%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.53%) Android
13 1 (0.53%) CentOS
13 1 (0.53%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (21.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 38 (20.11%) Customer Service
3 34 (17.99%) ITIL
4 26 (13.76%) Problem-Solving
5 25 (13.23%) Agile
6 22 (11.64%) Disaster Recovery
7 21 (11.11%) Mentoring
8 20 (10.58%) Cybersecurity
9 18 (9.52%) Migration
10 17 (8.99%) Information Security
10 17 (8.99%) Project Management
11 16 (8.47%) Service Management
12 15 (7.94%) Application Security
12 15 (7.94%) Identity Management
12 15 (7.94%) OWASP
12 15 (7.94%) Secure Coding
12 15 (7.94%) Security Architecture
13 14 (7.41%) Line Management
14 13 (6.88%) SIEM
15 11 (5.82%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (8.47%) PowerShell
1 16 (8.47%) SQL
2 11 (5.82%) Python
3 4 (2.12%) C#
4 2 (1.06%) Bash
5 1 (0.53%) Java
5 1 (0.53%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.53%) Perl
Qualifications
1 69 (36.51%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (16.93%) CCNA
3 26 (13.76%) CISM
4 25 (13.23%) CISSP
5 24 (12.70%) CCNP
6 22 (11.64%) JNCIA
7 20 (10.58%) AWS Certification
8 19 (10.05%) Degree
9 16 (8.47%) Azure Certification
10 15 (7.94%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 15 (7.94%) CCSK
10 15 (7.94%) CCSP
11 10 (5.29%) PMI Certification
11 10 (5.29%) SSCP
12 8 (4.23%) SC Cleared
12 8 (4.23%) Security Cleared
13 6 (3.17%) CCDP
13 6 (3.17%) JNCIP
14 5 (2.65%) Citrix Certification
14 5 (2.65%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (7.94%) NIST
2 11 (5.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (5.82%) SLA
3 10 (5.29%) GDPR
4 9 (4.76%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.53%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 65 (34.39%) Active Directory
2 44 (23.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (8.99%) Docker
4 14 (7.41%) Hyper-V
5 8 (4.23%) Virtual Servers
5 8 (4.23%) VMware NSX
5 8 (4.23%) vSphere
6 3 (1.59%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (1.06%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.53%) Dovecot
8 1 (0.53%) Postfix
8 1 (0.53%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 18 (9.52%) Microsoft Intune
2 17 (8.99%) Kubernetes
3 16 (8.47%) Single Sign-On
4 15 (7.94%) FortiGate
5 10 (5.29%) Terraform
6 8 (4.23%) Ansible
6 8 (4.23%) Nessus
7 7 (3.70%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 7 (3.70%) Opsgenie
7 7 (3.70%) VxRail
7 7 (3.70%) ZABBIX
8 2 (1.06%) SCCM
9 1 (0.53%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 81 (42.86%) Cisco
2 68 (35.98%) Microsoft
3 60 (31.75%) VMware
4 35 (18.52%) Fortinet
5 28 (14.81%) Juniper
6 23 (12.17%) Nokia
7 17 (8.99%) Ruckus Wireless
8 15 (7.94%) SolarWinds
9 14 (7.41%) Veeam
9 14 (7.41%) Vyatta
10 13 (6.88%) Dell
11 12 (6.35%) Citrix
11 12 (6.35%) F5
11 12 (6.35%) Meraki
12 11 (5.82%) Palo Alto
13 8 (4.23%) arcserve
13 8 (4.23%) Sophos
14 7 (3.70%) Aruba
14 7 (3.70%) NetApp
15 6 (3.17%) CheckPoint