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

Location
3 months to
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 83 89 80
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -9
Permanent jobs citing WAN 36 30 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.24% 1.77% 2.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.12% 10.17% 10.24%
Number of salaries quoted 27 26 37
Average salary £40,000 £32,500 £25,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.07% +27.45%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,700 £27,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £56,250 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -
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
297 295 381
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 18.48% 17.37% 21.43%
Number of salaries quoted 198 215 289
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £30,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +14.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 2 June 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 2 June 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
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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 +5 10 £37,500 +7.14%
Chester +19 7 £48,500 +79.62% 4
Wilmslow +2 6 £37,500 +25.00%
Runcorn -1 4 - -
Nantwich +11 1 £37,500 +15.38%
Crewe -11 1 £37,500 -
Knutsford - 1 £37,500 - 1
WAN
North West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 78 (92.86%) LAN
2 40 (47.62%) Cisco
3 35 (41.67%) Windows
4 30 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
4 30 (35.71%) Firewall
5 29 (34.52%) Microsoft
6 28 (33.33%) DNS
7 27 (32.14%) DHCP
7 27 (32.14%) VMware
8 25 (29.76%) Active Directory
9 23 (27.38%) TCP/IP
10 22 (26.19%) ITIL
11 21 (25.00%) SLA
11 21 (25.00%) CCNA
12 19 (22.62%) Finance
13 18 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
14 16 (19.05%) Juniper
14 16 (19.05%) CCNP
15 15 (17.86%) UNIX
16 13 (15.48%) CheckPoint
16 13 (15.48%) Network Security
17 12 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
17 12 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
17 12 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
17 12 (14.29%) Wireless
17 12 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
17 12 (14.29%) VPN
18 11 (13.10%) CCIE
18 11 (13.10%) Back Office
19 10 (11.90%) HP

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 (9.52%) Lync
2 6 (7.14%) IIS
3 5 (5.95%) MS Exchange
4 3 (3.57%) Oracle 9iAS
4 3 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (3.57%) Oracle Application Server
5 2 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.19%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.19%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 4 (4.76%) MS Office
2 3 (3.57%) ProjectWise
3 1 (1.19%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.57%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 78 (92.86%) LAN
2 30 (35.71%) Firewall
3 28 (33.33%) DNS
4 27 (32.14%) DHCP
5 23 (27.38%) TCP/IP
6 13 (15.48%) Network Security
7 12 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
7 12 (14.29%) Wireless
7 12 (14.29%) VPN
8 10 (11.90%) VoIP
9 9 (10.71%) SSL
9 9 (10.71%) OSPF
9 9 (10.71%) BGP
9 9 (10.71%) Wireshark
10 8 (9.52%) EIGRP
10 8 (9.52%) SAN
10 8 (9.52%) RIP
11 6 (7.14%) PBX
12 5 (5.95%) FTP
12 5 (5.95%) DPNSS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.57%) MySQL
2 3 (3.57%) Oracle9i Database
2 3 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (3.57%) Oracle Database 10g
2 3 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (3.57%) Oracle Database
2 3 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (3.57%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (5.95%) Metasploit
General
1 19 (22.62%) Finance
2 11 (13.10%) Back Office
3 5 (5.95%) Telecoms
4 4 (4.76%) Manufacturing
4 4 (4.76%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.19%) Legal
Job Titles
1 21 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 15 (17.86%) Analyst
3 14 (16.67%) Administrator
4 8 (9.52%) Cisco Engineer
4 8 (9.52%) Consultant
4 8 (9.52%) Systems Administrator
5 7 (8.33%) Network Consultant
5 7 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
7 5 (5.95%) Support Engineer
7 5 (5.95%) IT Support
7 5 (5.95%) Technical Analyst
8 4 (4.76%) IT Support Engineer
8 4 (4.76%) Support Analyst
8 4 (4.76%) Technical Support
9 3 (3.57%) IT Manager
9 3 (3.57%) DBA
9 3 (3.57%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 3 (3.57%) Network Security Engineer
9 3 (3.57%) 3rd Line Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.57%) WebCenter
2 2 (2.38%) JSP
3 1 (1.19%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.52%) Data Centre
2 6 (7.14%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (4.76%) Fat Client
3 4 (4.76%) RMADS
3 4 (4.76%) Clustering
3 4 (4.76%) EPoS
3 4 (4.76%) Thin Client
4 3 (3.57%) Replication
4 3 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (3.57%) Enterprise Storage
4 3 (3.57%) Life Science
5 1 (1.19%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.19%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 35 (41.67%) Windows
2 15 (17.86%) UNIX
3 12 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (10.71%) Windows 7
4 9 (10.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (7.14%) Windows XP
6 5 (5.95%) Linux
7 4 (4.76%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.19%) AIX
8 1 (1.19%) HPUX
8 1 (1.19%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (26.19%) ITIL
2 12 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 9 (10.71%) Migration
4 8 (9.52%) Network Architecture
5 7 (8.33%) Service Delivery
6 6 (7.14%) Security Management
6 6 (7.14%) Project Management
7 5 (5.95%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (5.95%) Open Source
7 5 (5.95%) Operations Management
8 4 (4.76%) Information Security
8 4 (4.76%) Network Monitoring
8 4 (4.76%) Service Management
9 3 (3.57%) ETL
9 3 (3.57%) Risk Management
9 3 (3.57%) Quality Management
9 3 (3.57%) ITSM
9 3 (3.57%) Database Mirroring
9 3 (3.57%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (3.57%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 8 (9.52%) PowerShell
1 8 (9.52%) SQL
2 3 (3.57%) T-SQL
2 3 (3.57%) PL/SQL
2 3 (3.57%) Prolog
Qualifications
1 30 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (25.00%) CCNA
3 16 (19.05%) CCNP
4 12 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (13.10%) CCIE
6 9 (10.71%) MCSE
6 9 (10.71%) Degree
7 6 (7.14%) SC Cleared
7 6 (7.14%) Security Cleared
7 6 (7.14%) MCSA
8 5 (5.95%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (5.95%) MCITP
9 4 (4.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 4 (4.76%) HND
10 3 (3.57%) OCP
10 3 (3.57%) Oracle Certification
10 3 (3.57%) MCTS
11 2 (2.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (2.38%) CEH
12 1 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (25.00%) SLA
2 5 (5.95%) ISO 9001
3 2 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.38%) JSP 440
3 2 (2.38%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.19%) QA
4 1 (1.19%) COBIT
System Software
1 25 (29.76%) Active Directory
2 18 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.95%) XenApp
4 4 (4.76%) Hyper-V
4 4 (4.76%) XenDesktop
5 3 (3.57%) VMware ESX
5 3 (3.57%) XenServer
6 2 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (2.38%) vSphere
6 2 (2.38%) vCloud
7 1 (1.19%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 9 (10.71%) SCCM
2 6 (7.14%) Backup Exec
3 4 (4.76%) WSUS
4 3 (3.57%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.19%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 40 (47.62%) Cisco
2 29 (34.52%) Microsoft
3 27 (32.14%) VMware
4 16 (19.05%) Juniper
5 13 (15.48%) CheckPoint
6 10 (11.90%) HP
7 9 (10.71%) Citrix
8 7 (8.33%) Avaya
8 7 (8.33%) Dell
8 7 (8.33%) BT
9 6 (7.14%) Fortinet
10 5 (5.95%) Business Objects
11 4 (4.76%) Symantec
12 3 (3.57%) Oracle
12 3 (3.57%) CommVault
12 3 (3.57%) Toshiba
12 3 (3.57%) Meru Networks
12 3 (3.57%) SonicWALL
12 3 (3.57%) Blue Coat
13 2 (2.38%) Mitel
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