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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 82 86 90
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +4
Permanent jobs citing WAN 41 35 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.33% 2.05% 1.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.95% 11.86% 10.06%
Number of salaries quoted 28 28 31
Average salary £37,500 £32,500 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% +30.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,150 £25,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £41,500 £44,250
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
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
294 295 318
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 16.70% 17.30% 17.50%
Number of salaries quoted 205 225 246
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £23,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £58,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015. 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 +7 15 £40,000 +35.59% 2
Runcorn -2 7 - -
Knutsford -3 4 £37,500 -
Wilmslow -5 4 £41,000 +26.15% 1
Crewe - 2 £38,750 - 3
Chester +1 1 £50,000 +85.18%
Macclesfield - 1 £35,000 - 1
Northwich - 1 £28,000 -
WAN
North West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 85 (98.84%) LAN
2 42 (48.84%) Cisco
3 41 (47.67%) Windows
4 36 (41.86%) Microsoft
5 35 (40.70%) Cisco Certification
5 35 (40.70%) Firewall
6 34 (39.53%) DNS
7 33 (38.37%) DHCP
8 29 (33.72%) TCP/IP
8 29 (33.72%) Active Directory
9 27 (31.40%) VMware
10 25 (29.07%) ITIL
11 23 (26.74%) CCNA
12 21 (24.42%) CCNP
13 20 (23.26%) Microsoft Certification
14 18 (20.93%) SLA
15 17 (19.77%) Degree
15 17 (19.77%) Windows Server 2012
16 16 (18.60%) Juniper
16 16 (18.60%) MCSE
17 15 (17.44%) Finance
17 15 (17.44%) VMware Infrastructure
18 14 (16.28%) Windows Server 2008
18 14 (16.28%) Network Security
18 14 (16.28%) Wireless
18 14 (16.28%) CheckPoint
18 14 (16.28%) VoIP
18 14 (16.28%) HP
19 13 (15.12%) VPN
19 13 (15.12%) SAN

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 8 (9.30%) Lync
2 6 (6.98%) IIS
3 5 (5.81%) MS Exchange
4 4 (4.65%) Oracle 9iAS
4 4 (4.65%) Oracle Application Server
5 2 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.16%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (5.81%) MS Office
2 3 (3.49%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.49%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 3 (3.49%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.16%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 85 (98.84%) LAN
2 35 (40.70%) Firewall
3 34 (39.53%) DNS
4 33 (38.37%) DHCP
5 29 (33.72%) TCP/IP
6 14 (16.28%) VoIP
6 14 (16.28%) Wireless
6 14 (16.28%) Network Security
7 13 (15.12%) VPN
7 13 (15.12%) SAN
8 12 (13.95%) SSL
8 12 (13.95%) iSCSI
9 11 (12.79%) Wireshark
10 9 (10.47%) Wi-Fi
11 8 (9.30%) OSPF
11 8 (9.30%) BGP
11 8 (9.30%) Cisco ASA
12 7 (8.14%) EIGRP
12 7 (8.14%) RIP
13 6 (6.98%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.30%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.65%) Oracle9i Database
2 4 (4.65%) Oracle Database 10g
2 4 (4.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (4.65%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (4.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (4.65%) Oracle Database 11g
2 4 (4.65%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (4.65%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (4.65%) Oracle Database
3 3 (3.49%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.49%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (8.14%) Metasploit
General
1 15 (17.44%) Finance
2 8 (9.30%) Back Office
3 7 (8.14%) Pharmaceutical
4 6 (6.98%) Manufacturing
5 4 (4.65%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.16%) Legal
Job Titles
1 25 (29.07%) Network Engineer
2 11 (12.79%) Administrator
3 10 (11.63%) Analyst
3 10 (11.63%) Cisco Engineer
4 9 (10.47%) Support Engineer
4 9 (10.47%) IT Support
5 8 (9.30%) IT Support Engineer
5 8 (9.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (8.14%) 3rd Line Support
6 7 (8.14%) Consultant
7 6 (6.98%) Network Consultant
7 6 (6.98%) IT Manager
8 5 (5.81%) Network Security Engineer
8 5 (5.81%) Systems Administrator
8 5 (5.81%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 5 (5.81%) Security Engineer
9 4 (4.65%) Senior Network Engineer
9 4 (4.65%) DBA
10 3 (3.49%) Technical Support
10 3 (3.49%) Network Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.65%) JSP
2 3 (3.49%) WebCenter
3 1 (1.16%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.47%) Thin Client
1 9 (10.47%) Fat Client
2 7 (8.14%) EPoS
2 7 (8.14%) Video Conferencing
3 6 (6.98%) Data Centre
3 6 (6.98%) RMADS
4 5 (5.81%) Life Science
4 5 (5.81%) EMC VNX
5 3 (3.49%) Enterprise Storage
5 3 (3.49%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (3.49%) Replication
5 3 (3.49%) Clustering
6 1 (1.16%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 41 (47.67%) Windows
2 17 (19.77%) Windows Server 2012
3 14 (16.28%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (13.95%) UNIX
4 12 (13.95%) Windows XP
5 9 (10.47%) Windows 7
6 7 (8.14%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (4.65%) Linux
8 2 (2.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (29.07%) ITIL
2 11 (12.79%) Migration
3 9 (10.47%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (9.30%) Service Delivery
5 7 (8.14%) Open Source
5 7 (8.14%) Network Architecture
6 6 (6.98%) Risk Management
6 6 (6.98%) Problem Management
6 6 (6.98%) Service Management
7 5 (5.81%) Project Management
7 5 (5.81%) Security Management
7 5 (5.81%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (5.81%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (5.81%) Ethical Hacking
7 5 (5.81%) Strategic Planning
7 5 (5.81%) Project Planning
7 5 (5.81%) Operations Management
7 5 (5.81%) Kalman Filter
7 5 (5.81%) Patch Management
8 4 (4.65%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 13 (15.12%) SQL
2 11 (12.79%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.49%) PL/SQL
3 3 (3.49%) T-SQL
3 3 (3.49%) Prolog
Qualifications
1 35 (40.70%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (26.74%) CCNA
3 21 (24.42%) CCNP
4 20 (23.26%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (19.77%) Degree
6 16 (18.60%) MCSE
7 11 (12.79%) CCIE
8 9 (10.47%) MCSA
9 7 (8.14%) HND
9 7 (8.14%) SC Cleared
9 7 (8.14%) Security Cleared
9 7 (8.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 6 (6.98%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (6.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (5.81%) MCITP
12 4 (4.65%) CEH
13 3 (3.49%) MCTS
13 3 (3.49%) OCP
13 3 (3.49%) Oracle Certification
14 1 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (20.93%) SLA
2 5 (5.81%) ISO 9001
3 4 (4.65%) JSP 440
4 1 (1.16%) COBIT
4 1 (1.16%) QA
System Software
1 29 (33.72%) Active Directory
2 15 (17.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.81%) Hyper-V
3 5 (5.81%) vSphere
3 5 (5.81%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (5.81%) vCloud
4 4 (4.65%) XenDesktop
4 4 (4.65%) XenApp
5 3 (3.49%) XenServer
5 3 (3.49%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.16%) VMware Server
6 1 (1.16%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 13 (15.12%) SCCM
2 9 (10.47%) Backup Exec
3 6 (6.98%) WSUS
4 3 (3.49%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.16%) SCOM
5 1 (1.16%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 42 (48.84%) Cisco
2 36 (41.86%) Microsoft
3 27 (31.40%) VMware
4 16 (18.60%) Juniper
5 14 (16.28%) CheckPoint
5 14 (16.28%) HP
6 11 (12.79%) Citrix
7 7 (8.14%) Avaya
7 7 (8.14%) BT
8 6 (6.98%) Symantec
9 5 (5.81%) Dell
9 5 (5.81%) EMC
9 5 (5.81%) Business Objects
9 5 (5.81%) Fortinet
9 5 (5.81%) ProCurve
10 4 (4.65%) Oracle
11 3 (3.49%) Toshiba
11 3 (3.49%) CommVault
11 3 (3.49%) Blue Coat
11 3 (3.49%) SonicWALL
Cheshire
Connected IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Resource Management
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
NES IT
Salary: Competitve
Posted: Yesterday
Macclesfield
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Van
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Car + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Robert Walters
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + + Company Car
Posted: 2 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £37000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Sandbach
Shortlist Recruitment
Salary: £23000 - £27000 per annum + pension, healthcare
Posted: 10 days ago
Cheshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £26000.00 - £29700.00 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Crewe
Adria Solutions Ltd
Posted: 11 days ago
Warrington
First Recruitment Group
Salary: £30,000 - £40,000 per year
Posted: 16 days ago
Cheshire
Shortlist Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £27000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago