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 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 45 36 39
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +3
Permanent jobs citing WAN 2 1 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheltenham 0.70% 0.54% 1.74%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.28% 2.38% 7.23%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 6
Average salary £35,000 £19,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+84.21% -24.00%
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -1.31%
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
61 42 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheltenham 21.33% 22.70% 24.13%
Number of salaries quoted 50 42 72
Average salary £37,500 £30,000 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £20,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £45,000 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 23 September 2014, 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 8 (100.00%) LAN
2 7 (87.50%) Windows
3 6 (75.00%) Windows XP
3 6 (75.00%) DHCP
3 6 (75.00%) TCP/IP
3 6 (75.00%) DNS
4 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
4 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
4 5 (62.50%) HTML
4 5 (62.50%) IIS
4 5 (62.50%) MS Office
4 5 (62.50%) Structured Cabling
5 3 (37.50%) XenApp
5 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (37.50%) VMware
5 3 (37.50%) Citrix
6 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
6 2 (25.00%) Thin Client
6 2 (25.00%) Websense
6 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (25.00%) Fat Client
6 2 (25.00%) vSphere
6 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (25.00%) Cisco
7 1 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (12.50%) Vizioncore
7 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
7 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 5 (62.50%) IIS
2 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (62.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 8 (100.00%) LAN
2 6 (75.00%) DHCP
2 6 (75.00%) TCP/IP
2 6 (75.00%) DNS
3 5 (62.50%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (12.50%) SAN
4 1 (12.50%) Internet
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Analyst
1 5 (62.50%) Support Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) 1st Line Support
2 3 (37.50%) 1st Line Support Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Help Desk Support
3 2 (25.00%) Help Desk Support Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Help Desk Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Author
4 1 (12.50%) Technical Author
4 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Thin Client
1 2 (25.00%) Fat Client
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Handset
2 1 (12.50%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) Windows XP
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) ITIL
1 1 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (37.50%) XenApp
3 2 (25.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) Citrix
2 3 (37.50%) VMware
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco
3 2 (25.00%) Websense
4 1 (12.50%) HP
4 1 (12.50%) Vizioncore