The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cheltenham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 53 45 36
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -9
Permanent jobs citing WAN 2 3 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheltenham 0.60% 1.10% 2.09%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.33% 5.26% 8.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 4
Average salary £35,000 £26,750 £33,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.84% -20.74%
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
WAN
Gloucestershire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheltenham region.

Communications & Networking Category
Cheltenham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
86 57 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheltenham 25.90% 20.88% 26.18%
Number of salaries quoted 77 48 50
Average salary £45,000 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.62% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,500 £40,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing WAN across the Cheltenham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

WAN
Salary Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing WAN across the Cheltenham region.

WAN Salary Trend in Cheltenham

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the Cheltenham region citing WAN also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited WAN.

1 6 (75.00%) LAN
2 5 (62.50%) Windows
3 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (50.00%) Firewall
4 3 (37.50%) VMware
4 3 (37.50%) Citrix
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (37.50%) Linux
4 3 (37.50%) Cisco
4 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
4 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (25.00%) iSCSI
5 2 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (25.00%) Lync
5 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
5 2 (25.00%) XenApp
5 2 (25.00%) XenDesktop
5 2 (25.00%) Veeam
5 2 (25.00%) Office 365
5 2 (25.00%) NetScaler
5 2 (25.00%) vSphere
5 2 (25.00%) SaaS
5 2 (25.00%) Wireless
5 2 (25.00%) vMotion
5 2 (25.00%) VPN
5 2 (25.00%) DNS
5 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the Cheltenham region citing WAN also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited WAN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (25.00%) Lync
1 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Office
2 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) SaaS
1 2 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (75.00%) LAN
2 4 (50.00%) Firewall
3 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
4 2 (25.00%) VPN
4 2 (25.00%) DNS
4 2 (25.00%) SAN
4 2 (25.00%) MPLS
4 2 (25.00%) BGP
4 2 (25.00%) Wireless
4 2 (25.00%) VLAN
4 2 (25.00%) DHCP
4 2 (25.00%) iSCSI
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (25.00%) NetScaler
5 1 (12.50%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (12.50%) EIGRP
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Support Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) 3rd Line Support
1 3 (37.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Help Desk Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Network Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Network Designer
3 1 (12.50%) Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Network Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Network Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Network Designer
3 1 (12.50%) IT Support
3 1 (12.50%) Designer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Designer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Clustering
1 2 (25.00%) PDA
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Linux
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (12.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
1 2 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) Project Management
2 1 (12.50%) Change Management
2 1 (12.50%) Network Design
2 1 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (25.00%) MCSE
2 2 (25.00%) CCA
2 2 (25.00%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (12.50%) CCNA
3 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (25.00%) XenApp
2 2 (25.00%) XenDesktop
2 2 (25.00%) vSphere
2 2 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (25.00%) VMware ESX
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (25.00%) Backup Exec
1 2 (25.00%) SCCM
1 2 (25.00%) SCOM
1 2 (25.00%) SCVMM
1 2 (25.00%) vMotion
2 1 (12.50%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) Citrix
2 3 (37.50%) VMware
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco
3 2 (25.00%) Veeam
3 2 (25.00%) Symantec
3 2 (25.00%) Websense
4 1 (12.50%) HP
4 1 (12.50%) Juniper
4 1 (12.50%) CA
4 1 (12.50%) Nokia
4 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint
4 1 (12.50%) 3PAR