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 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 80 69 95
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +26
Permanent jobs citing WAN 55 50 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.77% 3.08% 2.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.87% 18.45% 13.55%
Number of salaries quoted 43 42 43
Average salary £30,000 £50,000 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-40.00% +72.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,500 £27,600 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,100 £72,500 £49,603
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.89%
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
326 271 332
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 16.43% 16.68% 15.93%
Number of salaries quoted 261 213 279
Average salary £39,000 £45,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% +30.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £63,500 £65,000
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 20 October 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 20 October 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
Wilmslow +6 15 £34,000 +23.63% 2
Warrington -1 14 £35,000 +26.81% 2
Chester -6 4 £30,000 -61.29% 3
Daresbury - 4 £18,500 -
Runcorn +5 2 £17,500 -22.22% 1
Knutsford -30 2 - -
Widnes - 1 £35,000 -
WAN
North West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 84 (89.36%) LAN
2 62 (65.96%) Microsoft
3 61 (64.89%) Windows
4 36 (38.30%) Active Directory
5 35 (37.23%) Finance
5 35 (37.23%) VMware
6 34 (36.17%) TCP/IP
7 32 (34.04%) VMware Infrastructure
8 28 (29.79%) UNIX
9 24 (25.53%) Wi-Fi
10 22 (23.40%) SLA
11 21 (22.34%) Disaster Recovery
11 21 (22.34%) Back Office
11 21 (22.34%) Windows Server 2008
12 20 (21.28%) VPN
12 20 (21.28%) Microsoft Certification
13 18 (19.15%) Cisco
14 17 (18.09%) SAN
15 14 (14.89%) MS Excel
16 13 (13.83%) Windows XP
17 12 (12.77%) DHCP
17 12 (12.77%) DNS
17 12 (12.77%) Citrix
18 11 (11.70%) Windows 7
18 11 (11.70%) Windows Server 2012
19 10 (10.64%) Windows Server 2003
20 9 (9.57%) Thin Client
20 9 (9.57%) MS Office
20 9 (9.57%) Risk Assessment
20 9 (9.57%) Fat Client

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 6 (6.38%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.19%) IIS
2 3 (3.19%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.19%) Lync
3 2 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 14 (14.89%) MS Excel
2 9 (9.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.06%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.19%) SaaS
2 1 (1.06%) PaaS
2 1 (1.06%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 84 (89.36%) LAN
2 34 (36.17%) TCP/IP
3 24 (25.53%) Wi-Fi
4 20 (21.28%) VPN
5 17 (18.09%) SAN
6 12 (12.77%) DNS
6 12 (12.77%) DHCP
7 7 (7.45%) Network Security
8 6 (6.38%) Firewall
9 4 (4.26%) NAS
10 3 (3.19%) Broadband
10 3 (3.19%) Internet
10 3 (3.19%) VoIP
11 2 (2.13%) SSL
11 2 (2.13%) MPLS
11 2 (2.13%) Wireless
12 1 (1.06%) Unified Communications
12 1 (1.06%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.51%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (5.32%) QuickTest Pro
1 5 (5.32%) LoadRunner
2 3 (3.19%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 35 (37.23%) Finance
2 21 (22.34%) Back Office
3 6 (6.38%) Marketing
4 3 (3.19%) Retail
4 3 (3.19%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (2.13%) Legal
6 1 (1.06%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.06%) Law
Job Titles
1 27 (28.72%) Analyst
2 22 (23.40%) Administrator
3 19 (20.21%) Systems Administrator
4 11 (11.70%) Support Analyst
4 11 (11.70%) IT Support
5 9 (9.57%) 1st Line Support
5 9 (9.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (8.51%) Support Engineer
7 7 (7.45%) IT Support Analyst
8 6 (6.38%) Technical Analyst
8 6 (6.38%) Service Desk Analyst
8 6 (6.38%) 3rd Line Support
8 6 (6.38%) Service Analyst
8 6 (6.38%) Systems Engineer
8 6 (6.38%) 1st Line Support Analyst
9 5 (5.32%) Test Analyst
9 5 (5.32%) Desktop Support
9 5 (5.32%) Head of Infrastructure
9 5 (5.32%) Performance Analyst
9 5 (5.32%) Performance Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.06%) HTML
1 1 (1.06%) ODBC
1 1 (1.06%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.57%) Thin Client
1 9 (9.57%) Fat Client
2 3 (3.19%) EPoS
2 3 (3.19%) Enterprise Storage
2 3 (3.19%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.13%) CMDB
4 1 (1.06%) iPhone
4 1 (1.06%) Open Source
4 1 (1.06%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.06%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.06%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (1.06%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 61 (64.89%) Windows
2 28 (29.79%) UNIX
3 21 (22.34%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (13.83%) Windows XP
5 11 (11.70%) Windows 7
5 11 (11.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (10.64%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (7.45%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.06%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (1.06%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (22.34%) Disaster Recovery
2 9 (9.57%) Risk Assessment
2 9 (9.57%) Test Scripting
3 8 (8.51%) Test Automation
4 7 (7.45%) ITIL
5 6 (6.38%) Security Management
5 6 (6.38%) Migration
6 5 (5.32%) IT Governance
6 5 (5.32%) Change Control
6 5 (5.32%) Resource Management
6 5 (5.32%) Problem Management
6 5 (5.32%) Regression Testing
7 3 (3.19%) Mentoring
7 3 (3.19%) Test Management
7 3 (3.19%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (2.13%) Asset Management
8 2 (2.13%) Document Management
8 2 (2.13%) Network Design
8 2 (2.13%) ERP
8 2 (2.13%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.38%) SQL
2 4 (4.26%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.19%) VBScript
4 1 (1.06%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.06%) C
4 1 (1.06%) C#
Qualifications
1 20 (21.28%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (8.51%) MCSA
3 7 (7.45%) MCSE
4 6 (6.38%) MCP
4 6 (6.38%) SC Cleared
4 6 (6.38%) Security Cleared
4 6 (6.38%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (5.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (5.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (5.32%) ISTQB
5 5 (5.32%) CCNP
5 5 (5.32%) CCNA
5 5 (5.32%) ISEB
6 1 (1.06%) CISSP
6 1 (1.06%) CCIE
6 1 (1.06%) Degree
6 1 (1.06%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (23.40%) SLA
2 6 (6.38%) QA
3 3 (3.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 36 (38.30%) Active Directory
2 32 (34.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.26%) Terminal Services
3 4 (4.26%) vSphere
4 3 (3.19%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (3.19%) Firmware
4 3 (3.19%) Terminal Server
5 2 (2.13%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.13%) XenApp
5 2 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.06%) XenServer
6 1 (1.06%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (5.32%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.06%) Puppet
2 1 (1.06%) nmon
2 1 (1.06%) WSUS
2 1 (1.06%) Cacti
Vendors
1 62 (65.96%) Microsoft
2 35 (37.23%) VMware
3 18 (19.15%) Cisco
4 12 (12.77%) Citrix
5 8 (8.51%) Apple
6 7 (7.45%) HP
6 7 (7.45%) Dell
7 5 (5.32%) Oracle
7 5 (5.32%) Juniper
8 4 (4.26%) EMC
9 3 (3.19%) ProCurve
10 1 (1.06%) Riverbed
10 1 (1.06%) Meraki
10 1 (1.06%) LANDesk
10 1 (1.06%) Sage
10 1 (1.06%) McAfee
10 1 (1.06%) Avaya
10 1 (1.06%) IBM
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