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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 69 101 98
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -3
Permanent jobs citing WAN 59 24 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.20% 1.28% 1.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.27% 5.61% 12.96%
Number of salaries quoted 53 20 26
Average salary £45,000 £30,250 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+48.76% -6.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,950 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £58,500 £43,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
Communications & Networking Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
323 428 216
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 17.53% 22.91% 12.11%
Number of salaries quoted 234 323 197
Average salary £50,000 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% +15.38%
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 18 April 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 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -9 13 £35,000 +16.66% 3
Knutsford +18 7 £50,000 +75.43%
Chester +15 6 £34,750 -36.81%
Wilmslow - 2 £32,500 - 3
Crewe +3 1 - -
Runcorn -4 1 £75,000 +160.86%
Macclesfield - 1 £85,000 -
WAN
North West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 105 (95.45%) LAN
2 70 (63.64%) Cisco
3 60 (54.55%) Firewall
4 56 (50.91%) Finance
5 48 (43.64%) TCP/IP
6 38 (34.55%) DNS
7 36 (32.73%) OSPF
7 36 (32.73%) BGP
7 36 (32.73%) EIGRP
8 34 (30.91%) HP
8 34 (30.91%) Cisco Certification
8 34 (30.91%) F5
9 33 (30.00%) CiscoWorks
9 33 (30.00%) VPN
10 31 (28.18%) Internet
11 30 (27.27%) Microsoft
12 28 (25.45%) LDAP
13 27 (24.55%) Juniper
13 27 (24.55%) IGRP
14 26 (23.64%) Network Design
14 26 (23.64%) Load Balancing
15 25 (22.73%) WebSphere
15 25 (22.73%) HP NNM
15 25 (22.73%) Network Management
15 25 (22.73%) Capacity Management
15 25 (22.73%) TACACS
15 25 (22.73%) HTTP
15 25 (22.73%) SSL
15 25 (22.73%) SMTP
15 25 (22.73%) SOAP

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 25 (22.73%) WebSphere
2 13 (11.82%) MS Exchange
3 6 (5.45%) IIS
3 6 (5.45%) CMS
3 6 (5.45%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (2.73%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (2.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (2.73%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.73%) Site Server
5 2 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.91%) Lync
Applications
1 11 (10.00%) MS Office
2 9 (8.18%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.91%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.91%) IaaS
1 1 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.91%) PaaS
1 1 (0.91%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.91%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 105 (95.45%) LAN
2 60 (54.55%) Firewall
3 48 (43.64%) TCP/IP
4 38 (34.55%) DNS
5 36 (32.73%) OSPF
5 36 (32.73%) BGP
5 36 (32.73%) EIGRP
6 33 (30.00%) VPN
7 31 (28.18%) Internet
8 28 (25.45%) LDAP
9 27 (24.55%) IGRP
10 25 (22.73%) TACACS
10 25 (22.73%) HTTP
10 25 (22.73%) SSL
10 25 (22.73%) SMTP
11 23 (20.91%) VLAN
12 18 (16.36%) VoIP
13 17 (15.45%) DHCP
14 15 (13.64%) Ethernet
15 13 (11.82%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.18%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.64%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.91%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (2.73%) Subversion
2 2 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.82%) JIRA
General
1 56 (50.91%) Finance
2 18 (16.36%) Telecoms
3 8 (7.27%) Financial Institution
4 6 (5.45%) Back Office
5 5 (4.55%) Legal
6 4 (3.64%) Manufacturing
7 3 (2.73%) Games
8 2 (1.82%) Local Government
9 1 (0.91%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 39 (35.45%) Network Engineer
2 23 (20.91%) Firewall Engineer
3 8 (7.27%) Wireless Engineer
4 7 (6.36%) Network Support
4 7 (6.36%) Administrator
4 7 (6.36%) Support Engineer
4 7 (6.36%) Architect
4 7 (6.36%) Analyst
5 6 (5.45%) Systems Administrator
5 6 (5.45%) 3rd Line Support
5 6 (5.45%) Support Analyst
5 6 (5.45%) Telecoms Engineer
5 6 (5.45%) Voice Engineer
6 5 (4.55%) IT Support
6 5 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (3.64%) Network Security Engineer
7 4 (3.64%) Software Engineer
7 4 (3.64%) Development Engineer
7 4 (3.64%) Security Engineer
7 4 (3.64%) Software Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (22.73%) SOAP
2 11 (10.00%) FIX Protocol
3 4 (3.64%) .NET
4 2 (1.82%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.91%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.55%) Enterprise Storage
1 5 (4.55%) Firmware
2 3 (2.73%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (2.73%) Blackberry
3 1 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (0.91%) iPhone
3 1 (0.91%) Reference Data
3 1 (0.91%) Data Integration
3 1 (0.91%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 24 (21.82%) Windows
2 12 (10.91%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (9.09%) UNIX
3 10 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (7.27%) Windows 7
5 6 (5.45%) Linux
5 6 (5.45%) Windows XP
5 6 (5.45%) Windows 8
6 4 (3.64%) Mac OS X
6 4 (3.64%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (2.73%) Android
7 3 (2.73%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.91%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.91%) VME
8 1 (0.91%) MVS
8 1 (0.91%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (23.64%) Network Design
1 26 (23.64%) Load Balancing
2 25 (22.73%) Network Management
2 25 (22.73%) Capacity Management
3 19 (17.27%) ITIL
4 13 (11.82%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (5.45%) Project Management
5 6 (5.45%) Service Delivery
5 6 (5.45%) Asset Management
5 6 (5.45%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (2.73%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (2.73%) Test Scripting
6 3 (2.73%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (1.82%) Service Management
7 2 (1.82%) Change Management
7 2 (1.82%) ITSM
7 2 (1.82%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (1.82%) WAN Optimisation
7 2 (1.82%) Network Architecture
7 2 (1.82%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (8.18%) SQL
2 4 (3.64%) Pascal
2 4 (3.64%) C#
2 4 (3.64%) Delphi
2 4 (3.64%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.73%) Perl
3 3 (2.73%) Python
4 1 (0.91%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 34 (30.91%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (18.18%) CCNA
3 17 (15.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (13.64%) CCNP
5 13 (11.82%) MCSE
6 8 (7.27%) MCP
6 8 (7.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 7 (6.36%) Degree
8 4 (3.64%) CCIE
9 3 (2.73%) MCTS
9 3 (2.73%) SC Cleared
9 3 (2.73%) Security Cleared
9 3 (2.73%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.91%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.18%) SLA
2 2 (1.82%) QA
3 1 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 24 (21.82%) Active Directory
2 13 (11.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.64%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.73%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (2.73%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 3 (2.73%) VMware Server
4 3 (2.73%) vSphere
4 3 (2.73%) XenApp
5 2 (1.82%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.91%) Xen
6 1 (0.91%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 33 (30.00%) CiscoWorks
2 25 (22.73%) HP NNM
3 8 (7.27%) OpenView
4 5 (4.55%) SCCM
5 3 (2.73%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.91%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.91%) Nagios
6 1 (0.91%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 70 (63.64%) Cisco
2 34 (30.91%) HP
2 34 (30.91%) F5
3 30 (27.27%) Microsoft
4 27 (24.55%) Juniper
5 22 (20.00%) VMware
6 11 (10.00%) CheckPoint
7 9 (8.18%) Fortinet
7 9 (8.18%) Avaya
8 8 (7.27%) Citrix
9 7 (6.36%) Dell
10 6 (5.45%) Nortel
10 6 (5.45%) Verint
11 3 (2.73%) Sony
11 3 (2.73%) Apple
11 3 (2.73%) CommVault
12 2 (1.82%) IBM
13 1 (0.91%) Mitel
13 1 (0.91%) ProCurve
13 1 (0.91%) Aruba
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Sanderson
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 + 5% Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
IT HR
Salary: Based on experience
Posted: 17 days ago
Cheshire
OCC Computer personnel
Salary: 20000-25000 Per Annum c. 25k + bens
Posted: 18 days ago
Wilmslow
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Wilmslow
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
TalkTalk
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 23 days ago