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 22 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 74 86 98
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +12
Permanent jobs citing WAN 40 33 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.29% 1.90% 1.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.55% 11.66% 13.62%
Number of salaries quoted 29 32 39
Average salary £30,000 £27,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -28.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,000 £23,400
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £44,825 £60,000
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
275 283 301
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 15.77% 16.30% 13.22%
Number of salaries quoted 213 220 284
Average salary £34,000 £38,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.52% +1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,000 £24,000
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 22 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 22 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 -15 13 £27,600 -6.44% 1
Wilmslow - 10 £33,250 - 3
Runcorn -3 3 - - 1
Knutsford - 3 - - 1
Daresbury +1 1 £22,000 -14.56%
WAN
North West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 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 86 (89.58%) LAN
2 46 (47.92%) Microsoft
3 44 (45.83%) Windows
4 42 (43.75%) Cisco
5 38 (39.58%) Finance
6 36 (37.50%) Firewall
6 36 (37.50%) TCP/IP
7 34 (35.42%) VPN
8 29 (30.21%) VMware
9 27 (28.13%) Active Directory
10 26 (27.08%) Microsoft Certification
11 25 (26.04%) Cisco Certification
12 23 (23.96%) DNS
13 21 (21.88%) HP
13 21 (21.88%) VMware Infrastructure
14 19 (19.79%) OSPF
14 19 (19.79%) BGP
14 19 (19.79%) EIGRP
15 18 (18.75%) Wi-Fi
15 18 (18.75%) SAN
16 17 (17.71%) CiscoWorks
16 17 (17.71%) F5
17 16 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
18 15 (15.63%) Disaster Recovery
19 14 (14.58%) CCNP
19 14 (14.58%) UNIX
19 14 (14.58%) MS Excel
20 13 (13.54%) MCSE
20 13 (13.54%) ITIL
20 13 (13.54%) CCNA

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 (10.42%) MS Exchange
2 9 (9.38%) WebSphere
3 8 (8.33%) IIS
4 5 (5.21%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (4.17%) SharePoint
5 4 (4.17%) Lync
6 3 (3.13%) Site Server
7 2 (2.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 14 (14.58%) MS Excel
2 9 (9.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.04%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.04%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 86 (89.58%) LAN
2 36 (37.50%) Firewall
2 36 (37.50%) TCP/IP
3 34 (35.42%) VPN
4 23 (23.96%) DNS
5 19 (19.79%) OSPF
5 19 (19.79%) BGP
5 19 (19.79%) EIGRP
6 18 (18.75%) Wi-Fi
6 18 (18.75%) SAN
7 13 (13.54%) Ethernet
8 12 (12.50%) LDAP
8 12 (12.50%) VLAN
9 11 (11.46%) DHCP
9 11 (11.46%) Wireless
9 11 (11.46%) IGRP
10 10 (10.42%) Internet
10 10 (10.42%) MPLS
11 9 (9.38%) Cisco IOS
11 9 (9.38%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.29%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (3.13%) Subversion
2 2 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.08%) JIRA
General
1 38 (39.58%) Finance
2 12 (12.50%) Back Office
3 8 (8.33%) Financial Institution
4 5 (5.21%) Marketing
5 4 (4.17%) Telecoms
6 3 (3.13%) Games
6 3 (3.13%) Retail
6 3 (3.13%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (3.13%) Legal
6 3 (3.13%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.04%) Law
Job Titles
1 21 (21.88%) Network Engineer
2 13 (13.54%) Analyst
3 12 (12.50%) Administrator
4 10 (10.42%) Systems Administrator
4 10 (10.42%) Firewall Engineer
5 9 (9.38%) Support Engineer
6 8 (8.33%) Wireless Engineer
7 7 (7.29%) IT Support
7 7 (7.29%) 3rd Line Support
8 6 (6.25%) Support Analyst
8 6 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
8 6 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (5.21%) Head of Infrastructure
9 5 (5.21%) Desktop Support
9 5 (5.21%) 1st Line Support
10 4 (4.17%) Network Support
10 4 (4.17%) Technical Analyst
11 3 (3.13%) IT Support Analyst
11 3 (3.13%) IT Support Engineer
11 3 (3.13%) Senior Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.38%) SOAP
2 1 (1.04%) Web Services
2 1 (1.04%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.25%) Thin Client
1 6 (6.25%) Fat Client
2 4 (4.17%) Firmware
2 4 (4.17%) Enterprise Storage
3 3 (3.13%) EPoS
4 2 (2.08%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.08%) iPhone
4 2 (2.08%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.04%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.04%) Open Source
5 1 (1.04%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 44 (45.83%) Windows
2 16 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (14.58%) UNIX
4 11 (11.46%) Windows 7
4 11 (11.46%) Windows XP
5 10 (10.42%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (10.42%) Windows 8
6 7 (7.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (5.21%) Linux
8 4 (4.17%) Mac OS X
9 2 (2.08%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (1.04%) Android
10 1 (1.04%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.04%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (15.63%) Disaster Recovery
2 13 (13.54%) ITIL
3 10 (10.42%) Load Balancing
3 10 (10.42%) Network Design
4 9 (9.38%) Network Management
4 9 (9.38%) Capacity Management
5 7 (7.29%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (5.21%) IT Governance
6 5 (5.21%) Problem Management
6 5 (5.21%) Resource Management
6 5 (5.21%) Security Management
6 5 (5.21%) Change Control
7 4 (4.17%) Test Scripting
7 4 (4.17%) Asset Management
8 3 (3.13%) Software Testing
8 3 (3.13%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (3.13%) Project Management
8 3 (3.13%) Service Delivery
9 2 (2.08%) Migration
9 2 (2.08%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.25%) SQL
2 4 (4.17%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.13%) Python
3 3 (3.13%) Perl
4 1 (1.04%) C
4 1 (1.04%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.04%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 26 (27.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (26.04%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (14.58%) CCNP
4 13 (13.54%) MCSE
4 13 (13.54%) CCNA
5 8 (8.33%) MCP
6 7 (7.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (5.21%) MCSA
8 4 (4.17%) Degree
9 3 (3.13%) MCTS
9 3 (3.13%) SC Cleared
9 3 (3.13%) Security Cleared
10 2 (2.08%) CCIE
11 1 (1.04%) JNCIA
11 1 (1.04%) A+ Certification
11 1 (1.04%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (12.50%) SLA
2 4 (4.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (3.13%) QA
4 2 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 27 (28.13%) Active Directory
2 21 (21.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (6.25%) Hyper-V
4 5 (5.21%) vSphere
5 4 (4.17%) XenApp
6 3 (3.13%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (3.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 3 (3.13%) VMware Server
6 3 (3.13%) Terminal Services
7 2 (2.08%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.04%) Xen
8 1 (1.04%) XenServer
8 1 (1.04%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 17 (17.71%) CiscoWorks
2 9 (9.38%) HP NNM
3 8 (8.33%) OpenView
4 3 (3.13%) NetBackup
5 2 (2.08%) SCCM
6 1 (1.04%) WSUS
Vendors
1 46 (47.92%) Microsoft
2 42 (43.75%) Cisco
3 29 (30.21%) VMware
4 21 (21.88%) HP
5 17 (17.71%) F5
6 13 (13.54%) Juniper
7 12 (12.50%) Citrix
7 12 (12.50%) Dell
8 9 (9.38%) Apple
8 9 (9.38%) CheckPoint
9 8 (8.33%) Fortinet
10 4 (4.17%) Avaya
10 4 (4.17%) ProCurve
11 3 (3.13%) CommVault
11 3 (3.13%) EMC
11 3 (3.13%) Sony
12 2 (2.08%) IBM
13 1 (1.04%) Mitel
13 1 (1.04%) LANDesk
13 1 (1.04%) Riverbed
Wilmslow, Cheshire
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Salary: Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + bonus + benefits
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Manchester, Cheshire, Altrincham, Stockport,...
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Runcorn
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Salary: £Competitive salary dependant on skill
Posted: 19 days ago