The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 83 95 78
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -17
Permanent jobs citing WAN 49 22 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.51% 1.41% 2.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.17% 8.40% 18.38%
Number of salaries quoted 33 18 56
Average salary £30,000 £43,000 £34,875
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.23% +23.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £27,300 £22,750
10% offered a salary of more than £40,200 £63,400 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -1.31%
WAN
North West

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

Communications & Networking Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
303 262 321
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 15.49% 16.78% 15.38%
Number of salaries quoted 238 201 289
Average salary £35,000 £49,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-28.57% +40.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,850 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £63,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

WAN
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

WAN Salary Trend in Cheshire

WAN
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing WAN across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

WAN Salary Histogram in Cheshire

WAN
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington 0 14 £27,600 -33.49% 3
Wilmslow +4 13 £34,000 +23.63% 5
Runcorn +2 3 - -
Knutsford -12 3 - - 1
Chester -4 1 £30,000 -61.29%
Daresbury - 1 £22,000 -
WAN
North West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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 76 (89.41%) LAN
2 52 (61.18%) Microsoft
3 47 (55.29%) Windows
4 33 (38.82%) VMware
5 32 (37.65%) Finance
6 29 (34.12%) Active Directory
6 29 (34.12%) VMware Infrastructure
7 25 (29.41%) TCP/IP
8 24 (28.24%) Microsoft Certification
8 24 (28.24%) Wi-Fi
9 23 (27.06%) UNIX
10 21 (24.71%) Cisco
11 20 (23.53%) VPN
11 20 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
12 19 (22.35%) SLA
12 19 (22.35%) Disaster Recovery
12 19 (22.35%) Back Office
13 16 (18.82%) Firewall
13 16 (18.82%) Windows XP
13 16 (18.82%) SAN
13 16 (18.82%) Windows 7
14 14 (16.47%) Windows Server 2003
14 14 (16.47%) MS Excel
15 12 (14.12%) Cisco Certification
16 11 (12.94%) Citrix
16 11 (12.94%) HP
16 11 (12.94%) MCSE
17 10 (11.76%) SQL Server
17 10 (11.76%) MS Office
17 10 (11.76%) DNS

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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 9 (10.59%) MS Exchange
2 6 (7.06%) IIS
3 4 (4.71%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.71%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (3.53%) Lync
4 3 (3.53%) Site Server
5 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 14 (16.47%) MS Excel
2 10 (11.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.18%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 76 (89.41%) LAN
2 25 (29.41%) TCP/IP
3 24 (28.24%) Wi-Fi
4 20 (23.53%) VPN
5 16 (18.82%) Firewall
5 16 (18.82%) SAN
6 10 (11.76%) DNS
7 7 (8.24%) DHCP
8 4 (4.71%) Wireless
8 4 (4.71%) NAS
8 4 (4.71%) Network Security
9 3 (3.53%) Internet
9 3 (3.53%) Broadband
10 2 (2.35%) SSL
10 2 (2.35%) MPLS
11 1 (1.18%) Unified Communications
11 1 (1.18%) Ethernet
11 1 (1.18%) PBX
11 1 (1.18%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.53%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (5.88%) QuickTest Pro
1 5 (5.88%) LoadRunner
2 2 (2.35%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.35%) JIRA
General
1 32 (37.65%) Finance
2 19 (22.35%) Back Office
3 6 (7.06%) Marketing
4 3 (3.53%) Retail
4 3 (3.53%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (2.35%) Legal
5 2 (2.35%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.18%) Law
Job Titles
1 22 (25.88%) Analyst
2 18 (21.18%) Administrator
3 16 (18.82%) Systems Administrator
4 10 (11.76%) IT Support
5 9 (10.59%) Support Analyst
5 9 (10.59%) Support Engineer
6 7 (8.24%) 3rd Line Support
7 6 (7.06%) 1st Line Support
7 6 (7.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (7.06%) IT Support Analyst
8 5 (5.88%) Performance Test Analyst
8 5 (5.88%) Head of Infrastructure
8 5 (5.88%) Test Analyst
8 5 (5.88%) Architect
8 5 (5.88%) Performance Analyst
8 5 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
8 5 (5.88%) Network Engineer
8 5 (5.88%) Desktop Support
9 4 (4.71%) Technical Analyst
10 3 (3.53%) Trainee
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.18%) jQuery
1 1 (1.18%) ODBC
1 1 (1.18%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.06%) Thin Client
1 6 (7.06%) Fat Client
2 4 (4.71%) Firmware
2 4 (4.71%) Enterprise Storage
3 3 (3.53%) EPoS
4 2 (2.35%) CMDB
5 1 (1.18%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (1.18%) iPhone
5 1 (1.18%) Open Source
5 1 (1.18%) User Experience
5 1 (1.18%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.18%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.18%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 47 (55.29%) Windows
2 23 (27.06%) UNIX
3 20 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (18.82%) Windows XP
4 16 (18.82%) Windows 7
5 14 (16.47%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (10.59%) Windows 8
7 7 (8.24%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.18%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (1.18%) Android
8 1 (1.18%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.18%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (22.35%) Disaster Recovery
2 9 (10.59%) Test Scripting
2 9 (10.59%) ITIL
3 6 (7.06%) Migration
4 5 (5.88%) Problem Management
4 5 (5.88%) Resource Management
4 5 (5.88%) IT Governance
4 5 (5.88%) Test Automation
4 5 (5.88%) Change Control
4 5 (5.88%) Risk Assessment
4 5 (5.88%) Regression Testing
4 5 (5.88%) Security Management
5 4 (4.71%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (3.53%) Software Testing
6 3 (3.53%) Load Balancing
6 3 (3.53%) Service Delivery
7 2 (2.35%) Network Design
7 2 (2.35%) ERP
7 2 (2.35%) Coaching
7 2 (2.35%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.24%) SQL
2 1 (1.18%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.18%) T-SQL
2 1 (1.18%) VBScript
2 1 (1.18%) C
2 1 (1.18%) C#
Qualifications
1 24 (28.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (14.12%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (12.94%) MCSE
4 9 (10.59%) CCNA
5 8 (9.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 7 (8.24%) SC Cleared
6 7 (8.24%) Security Cleared
6 7 (8.24%) MCP
7 6 (7.06%) CCNP
8 5 (5.88%) ISTQB
8 5 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (5.88%) ISEB
8 5 (5.88%) MCSA
9 3 (3.53%) MCTS
10 2 (2.35%) CCIE
11 1 (1.18%) Degree
11 1 (1.18%) CISSP
11 1 (1.18%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (22.35%) SLA
2 5 (5.88%) QA
3 3 (3.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 29 (34.12%) Active Directory
1 29 (34.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (7.06%) Hyper-V
3 5 (5.88%) vSphere
4 4 (4.71%) Terminal Services
4 4 (4.71%) XenApp
5 3 (3.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 3 (3.53%) VMware Server
5 3 (3.53%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (2.35%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.18%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.18%) WSUS
2 1 (1.18%) SCCM
Vendors
1 52 (61.18%) Microsoft
2 33 (38.82%) VMware
3 21 (24.71%) Cisco
4 11 (12.94%) Citrix
4 11 (12.94%) HP
5 8 (9.41%) Dell
5 8 (9.41%) Apple
6 5 (5.88%) Juniper
6 5 (5.88%) Oracle
7 4 (4.71%) EMC
8 3 (3.53%) ProCurve
9 1 (1.18%) LANDesk
9 1 (1.18%) Riverbed
9 1 (1.18%) Meraki
9 1 (1.18%) Aruba
9 1 (1.18%) Sage
9 1 (1.18%) Avaya
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