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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 58 54 113
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +59
Permanent jobs citing WAN 68 70 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.59% 4.14% 1.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.23% 25.74% 9.30%
Number of salaries quoted 57 64 30
Average salary £30,000 £43,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-31.03% +45.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,500 £29,070 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £43,500 £71,000 £43,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +1.33%
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
373 272 344
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 19.67% 16.09% 15.57%
Number of salaries quoted 318 246 295
Average salary £40,000 £43,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.04% +33.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £32,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £51,000 £52,500
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 24 December 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 24 December 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 +20 20 £27,500 -21.42% 2
Wilmslow +1 13 £34,000 - 2
Chester +13 8 £36,250 -
Daresbury - 6 £18,500 -
Runcorn - 4 £17,500 -
Crewe +19 1 £45,000 +33.33%
Macclesfield - 1 £72,500 -
Widnes - 1 £35,000 -
WAN
North West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 109 (90.08%) LAN
2 78 (64.46%) Windows
3 62 (51.24%) Microsoft
4 44 (36.36%) TCP/IP
5 42 (34.71%) Active Directory
5 42 (34.71%) Finance
6 36 (29.75%) VMware
7 33 (27.27%) UNIX
7 33 (27.27%) VPN
8 31 (25.62%) VMware Infrastructure
9 30 (24.79%) Cisco
10 28 (23.14%) Windows Server 2008
11 24 (19.83%) Wi-Fi
12 23 (19.01%) Windows 7
13 21 (17.36%) SLA
14 20 (16.53%) Firewall
15 19 (15.70%) Disaster Recovery
15 19 (15.70%) Back Office
16 17 (14.05%) ITIL
16 17 (14.05%) SAN
17 16 (13.22%) MS Excel
17 16 (13.22%) Windows XP
17 16 (13.22%) Citrix
18 15 (12.40%) Microsoft Certification
18 15 (12.40%) Windows 8
19 14 (11.57%) Risk Assessment
19 14 (11.57%) Windows Server 2012
20 13 (10.74%) Dell
21 12 (9.92%) DHCP
21 12 (9.92%) DNS

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (8.26%) MS Exchange
2 5 (4.13%) IBM Notes
3 4 (3.31%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (2.48%) Lync
5 2 (1.65%) IIS
5 2 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 16 (13.22%) MS Excel
2 9 (7.44%) MS Office
3 1 (0.83%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.96%) SaaS
2 1 (0.83%) PaaS
2 1 (0.83%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 109 (90.08%) LAN
2 44 (36.36%) TCP/IP
3 33 (27.27%) VPN
4 24 (19.83%) Wi-Fi
5 20 (16.53%) Firewall
6 17 (14.05%) SAN
7 12 (9.92%) DNS
7 12 (9.92%) DHCP
8 8 (6.61%) Wireless
9 6 (4.96%) Internet
10 5 (4.13%) SSL
10 5 (4.13%) Network Security
11 4 (3.31%) NAS
11 4 (3.31%) MPLS
12 3 (2.48%) VoIP
12 3 (2.48%) Broadband
13 2 (1.65%) OSPF
13 2 (1.65%) BGP
13 2 (1.65%) EIGRP
14 1 (0.83%) IGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.96%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (4.13%) QuickTest Pro
1 5 (4.13%) LoadRunner
2 4 (3.31%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 42 (34.71%) Finance
2 19 (15.70%) Back Office
3 6 (4.96%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (3.31%) Marketing
5 3 (2.48%) Retail
6 2 (1.65%) Legal
6 2 (1.65%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.83%) Law
Job Titles
1 34 (28.10%) Analyst
2 23 (19.01%) Administrator
3 20 (16.53%) Systems Administrator
4 14 (11.57%) IT Support
5 12 (9.92%) Support Analyst
6 11 (9.09%) 1st Line Support
6 11 (9.09%) Support Engineer
7 10 (8.26%) Technical Analyst
8 8 (6.61%) Network Engineer
8 8 (6.61%) Architect
9 7 (5.79%) IT Support Analyst
10 6 (4.96%) Service Desk Analyst
10 6 (4.96%) 3rd Line Support
10 6 (4.96%) Service Analyst
10 6 (4.96%) Solutions Architect
10 6 (4.96%) 1st Line Support Analyst
10 6 (4.96%) Infrastructure Architect
11 5 (4.13%) IT Support Engineer
11 5 (4.13%) Performance Analyst
11 5 (4.13%) Performance Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.83%) HTML
1 1 (0.83%) Web Services
1 1 (0.83%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.61%) Thin Client
1 8 (6.61%) Fat Client
2 6 (4.96%) EPoS
3 5 (4.13%) CMDB
4 4 (3.31%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.48%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.83%) Clustering
6 1 (0.83%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (0.83%) CCTV
6 1 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.83%) Open Source
6 1 (0.83%) FlexPod
6 1 (0.83%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 78 (64.46%) Windows
2 33 (27.27%) UNIX
3 28 (23.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (19.01%) Windows 7
5 16 (13.22%) Windows XP
6 15 (12.40%) Windows 8
7 14 (11.57%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.65%) Linux
10 1 (0.83%) AIX
10 1 (0.83%) HPUX
10 1 (0.83%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (15.70%) Disaster Recovery
2 17 (14.05%) ITIL
3 14 (11.57%) Risk Assessment
4 11 (9.09%) Test Scripting
5 9 (7.44%) Test Automation
6 7 (5.79%) Service Delivery
6 7 (5.79%) Asset Management
7 6 (4.96%) Load Balancing
7 6 (4.96%) Migration
7 6 (4.96%) Project Management
7 6 (4.96%) CRM
7 6 (4.96%) Coaching
8 5 (4.13%) Infrastructure Management
8 5 (4.13%) Technical Analysis
8 5 (4.13%) Change Control
8 5 (4.13%) PRINCE2
8 5 (4.13%) Security Management
8 5 (4.13%) Regression Testing
8 5 (4.13%) Technical Architecture
9 4 (3.31%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (7.44%) PowerShell
2 6 (4.96%) SQL
3 4 (3.31%) VBScript
4 1 (0.83%) C#
Qualifications
1 15 (12.40%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (7.44%) SC Cleared
2 9 (7.44%) Security Cleared
3 7 (5.79%) MCSE
4 6 (4.96%) MCSA
4 6 (4.96%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (4.13%) ISTQB
5 5 (4.13%) ISEB
5 5 (4.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (3.31%) CCNP
6 4 (3.31%) CCNA
6 4 (3.31%) Degree
7 3 (2.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (2.48%) MCP
7 3 (2.48%) HND
8 2 (1.65%) CCIE
8 2 (1.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.83%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.83%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (17.36%) SLA
2 10 (8.26%) QA
3 3 (2.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.65%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 42 (34.71%) Active Directory
2 31 (25.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.13%) Hyper-V
3 5 (4.13%) Terminal Services
4 4 (3.31%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (3.31%) Terminal Server
4 4 (3.31%) vSphere
5 3 (2.48%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (2.48%) XenApp
6 1 (0.83%) XenServer
6 1 (0.83%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.83%) UAG
Systems Management
1 5 (4.13%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.65%) WSUS
3 1 (0.83%) Cacti
3 1 (0.83%) Puppet
3 1 (0.83%) nmon
3 1 (0.83%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 62 (51.24%) Microsoft
2 36 (29.75%) VMware
3 30 (24.79%) Cisco
4 16 (13.22%) Citrix
5 13 (10.74%) Dell
6 10 (8.26%) HP
7 7 (5.79%) Juniper
8 6 (4.96%) Symantec
9 5 (4.13%) NetApp
9 5 (4.13%) Lotus
9 5 (4.13%) Apple
9 5 (4.13%) Oracle
10 4 (3.31%) EMC
11 2 (1.65%) IBM
11 2 (1.65%) CheckPoint
11 2 (1.65%) McAfee
11 2 (1.65%) ProCurve
12 1 (0.83%) SolarWinds
12 1 (0.83%) 3PAR
12 1 (0.83%) Wyse
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Resource Management - Royal London
Salary: bonus + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Cheshire
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Salary: £25867 - £27304 per annum + £1,800 Bonus + co car/car allowance
Posted: 5 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
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Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
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Salary: From £30,434 to £32,751 per annum
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Warrington
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Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
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