The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Cheshire region.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 80 85 100
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +15
Permanent jobs citing WAN 42 28 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.35% 1.64% 1.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.53% 10.41% 12.62%
Number of salaries quoted 30 26 37
Average salary £29,750 £29,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.84% -21.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,000 £23,300
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £44,000 £62,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Communications & Networking Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
289 269 309
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 16.16% 15.76% 13.41%
Number of salaries quoted 226 203 294
Average salary £34,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.75% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £63,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
WAN
North West

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 29 July 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 29 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -16 14 £27,600 -6.44% 1
Wilmslow - 10 £33,250 - 1
Runcorn -1 3 - -
Knutsford - 3 - -
Daresbury +1 1 £22,000 -14.56%
WAN
North West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 82 (88.17%) LAN
2 46 (49.46%) Microsoft
3 45 (48.39%) Windows
4 38 (40.86%) Cisco
5 34 (36.56%) Finance
6 32 (34.41%) TCP/IP
6 32 (34.41%) Firewall
7 31 (33.33%) VPN
8 29 (31.18%) VMware
9 28 (30.11%) Active Directory
10 26 (27.96%) Microsoft Certification
11 22 (23.66%) Cisco Certification
12 21 (22.58%) DNS
12 21 (22.58%) VMware Infrastructure
13 19 (20.43%) HP
14 18 (19.35%) SAN
14 18 (19.35%) Wi-Fi
15 17 (18.28%) Windows Server 2008
16 15 (16.13%) OSPF
16 15 (16.13%) BGP
16 15 (16.13%) EIGRP
17 14 (15.05%) UNIX
17 14 (15.05%) MS Excel
17 14 (15.05%) Disaster Recovery
18 13 (13.98%) MCSE
18 13 (13.98%) ITIL
18 13 (13.98%) CiscoWorks
18 13 (13.98%) F5
19 12 (12.90%) Windows 7
19 12 (12.90%) Citrix

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 10 (10.75%) MS Exchange
2 8 (8.60%) IIS
3 7 (7.53%) WebSphere
4 5 (5.38%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (4.30%) Lync
5 4 (4.30%) SharePoint
6 3 (3.23%) Site Server
7 2 (2.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 14 (15.05%) MS Excel
2 9 (9.68%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.08%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 82 (88.17%) LAN
2 32 (34.41%) TCP/IP
2 32 (34.41%) Firewall
3 31 (33.33%) VPN
4 21 (22.58%) DNS
5 18 (19.35%) SAN
5 18 (19.35%) Wi-Fi
6 15 (16.13%) OSPF
6 15 (16.13%) BGP
6 15 (16.13%) EIGRP
7 11 (11.83%) DHCP
7 11 (11.83%) Ethernet
8 10 (10.75%) LDAP
8 10 (10.75%) VLAN
9 9 (9.68%) IGRP
9 9 (9.68%) Wireless
10 8 (8.60%) MPLS
10 8 (8.60%) Internet
11 7 (7.53%) SSL
11 7 (7.53%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.60%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.30%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (3.23%) Subversion
2 2 (2.15%) JIRA
2 2 (2.15%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.08%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (1.08%) LoadRunner
General
1 34 (36.56%) Finance
2 12 (12.90%) Back Office
3 6 (6.45%) Financial Institution
4 5 (5.38%) Marketing
5 4 (4.30%) Manufacturing
6 3 (3.23%) Games
6 3 (3.23%) Retail
6 3 (3.23%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (3.23%) Telecoms
6 3 (3.23%) Legal
7 1 (1.08%) Law
Job Titles
1 17 (18.28%) Network Engineer
2 14 (15.05%) Analyst
3 12 (12.90%) Administrator
4 10 (10.75%) Systems Administrator
5 9 (9.68%) Support Engineer
6 8 (8.60%) Firewall Engineer
7 7 (7.53%) 3rd Line Support
7 7 (7.53%) IT Support
8 6 (6.45%) Support Analyst
8 6 (6.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (6.45%) Systems Engineer
8 6 (6.45%) Wireless Engineer
9 5 (5.38%) Desktop Support
9 5 (5.38%) 1st Line Support
9 5 (5.38%) Head of Infrastructure
10 4 (4.30%) Technical Analyst
11 3 (3.23%) IT Support Analyst
11 3 (3.23%) IT Support Engineer
11 3 (3.23%) Senior Support Engineer
11 3 (3.23%) Trainee
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.53%) SOAP
2 1 (1.08%) Web Services
2 1 (1.08%) ODBC
2 1 (1.08%) jQuery
2 1 (1.08%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.45%) Thin Client
1 6 (6.45%) Fat Client
2 4 (4.30%) Firmware
2 4 (4.30%) Enterprise Storage
3 3 (3.23%) EPoS
4 2 (2.15%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (2.15%) iPhone
4 2 (2.15%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.08%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.08%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (1.08%) Open Source
5 1 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 45 (48.39%) Windows
2 17 (18.28%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (15.05%) UNIX
4 12 (12.90%) Windows 7
4 12 (12.90%) Windows XP
5 11 (11.83%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (10.75%) Windows 8
7 7 (7.53%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (5.38%) Linux
9 4 (4.30%) Mac OS X
10 2 (2.15%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (1.08%) Android
11 1 (1.08%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.08%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (15.05%) Disaster Recovery
2 13 (13.98%) ITIL
3 9 (9.68%) Network Design
4 8 (8.60%) Load Balancing
5 7 (7.53%) Network Management
5 7 (7.53%) Root Cause Analysis
5 7 (7.53%) Capacity Management
6 5 (5.38%) IT Governance
6 5 (5.38%) Change Control
6 5 (5.38%) Resource Management
6 5 (5.38%) Problem Management
6 5 (5.38%) Test Scripting
6 5 (5.38%) Security Management
7 3 (3.23%) Migration
7 3 (3.23%) Project Management
7 3 (3.23%) Service Delivery
7 3 (3.23%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (3.23%) Asset Management
7 3 (3.23%) Software Testing
8 2 (2.15%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 7 (7.53%) SQL
2 4 (4.30%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.23%) Perl
3 3 (3.23%) Python
4 1 (1.08%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.08%) VBScript
4 1 (1.08%) C
4 1 (1.08%) C#
Qualifications
1 26 (27.96%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (23.66%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (13.98%) MCSE
4 12 (12.90%) CCNP
4 12 (12.90%) CCNA
5 8 (8.60%) MCP
6 7 (7.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (5.38%) MCSA
8 4 (4.30%) Degree
8 4 (4.30%) SC Cleared
8 4 (4.30%) Security Cleared
9 3 (3.23%) MCTS
10 2 (2.15%) CCIE
11 1 (1.08%) ISEB
11 1 (1.08%) CISSP
11 1 (1.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (1.08%) JNCIA
11 1 (1.08%) A+ Certification
11 1 (1.08%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (12.90%) SLA
2 4 (4.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (3.23%) QA
4 2 (2.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 28 (30.11%) Active Directory
2 21 (22.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (6.45%) Hyper-V
4 5 (5.38%) vSphere
5 4 (4.30%) XenApp
6 3 (3.23%) Terminal Services
6 3 (3.23%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (3.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 3 (3.23%) VMware Server
7 2 (2.15%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.08%) Xen
8 1 (1.08%) VMware ESX
8 1 (1.08%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 13 (13.98%) CiscoWorks
2 7 (7.53%) HP NNM
3 6 (6.45%) OpenView
4 3 (3.23%) NetBackup
5 2 (2.15%) SCCM
6 1 (1.08%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (1.08%) WSUS
Vendors
1 46 (49.46%) Microsoft
2 38 (40.86%) Cisco
3 29 (31.18%) VMware
4 19 (20.43%) HP
5 13 (13.98%) F5
6 12 (12.90%) Dell
6 12 (12.90%) Citrix
7 11 (11.83%) Juniper
8 9 (9.68%) Apple
9 7 (7.53%) CheckPoint
10 6 (6.45%) Fortinet
11 4 (4.30%) ProCurve
11 4 (4.30%) Avaya
12 3 (3.23%) EMC
12 3 (3.23%) Sony
12 3 (3.23%) CommVault
13 2 (2.15%) IBM
14 1 (1.08%) Sage
14 1 (1.08%) Oracle
14 1 (1.08%) Remedy
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Posted: 1 hour ago
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