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

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 73 71 94
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +23
Permanent jobs citing WAN 44 53 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.54% 3.13% 1.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.57% 17.85% 8.64%
Number of salaries quoted 40 49 22
Average salary £39,500 £45,000 £30,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.22% +48.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,800 £30,700 £21,900
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+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
350 297 405
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 20.20% 17.52% 21.59%
Number of salaries quoted 242 230 303
Average salary £42,500 £50,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.00% +29.87%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £50,000
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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +18 14 £40,000 +10.34% 1
Chester +18 9 £42,500 -2.85% 1
Wilmslow +3 8 £34,750 +6.92%
Crewe +4 3 £37,500 -
Macclesfield -5 3 £37,500 -55.88%
Northwich - 2 £37,500 -
Nantwich - 1 £37,500 -
WAN
North West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 104 (93.69%) LAN
2 59 (53.15%) Windows
3 44 (39.64%) Microsoft
4 43 (38.74%) Cisco
5 38 (34.23%) Active Directory
6 34 (30.63%) TCP/IP
6 34 (30.63%) VMware
7 33 (29.73%) Finance
7 33 (29.73%) Firewall
8 28 (25.23%) VPN
8 28 (25.23%) Cisco Certification
9 26 (23.42%) DNS
10 25 (22.52%) SLA
10 25 (22.52%) DHCP
10 25 (22.52%) VMware Infrastructure
11 23 (20.72%) UNIX
11 23 (20.72%) ITIL
12 20 (18.02%) Windows Server 2008
13 19 (17.12%) CCNA
14 18 (16.22%) Wi-Fi
15 16 (14.41%) Disaster Recovery
15 16 (14.41%) Citrix
15 16 (14.41%) Windows 7
16 15 (13.51%) CCNP
17 14 (12.61%) Back Office
17 14 (12.61%) Network Security
18 12 (10.81%) Windows 8
18 12 (10.81%) Wireless
18 12 (10.81%) Microsoft Certification
18 12 (10.81%) Juniper

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 10 (9.01%) MS Exchange
2 5 (4.50%) IBM Notes
2 5 (4.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (3.60%) IIS
3 4 (3.60%) Lync
4 2 (1.80%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 8 (7.21%) MS Office
2 7 (6.31%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.90%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.70%) SaaS
2 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 104 (93.69%) LAN
2 34 (30.63%) TCP/IP
3 33 (29.73%) Firewall
4 28 (25.23%) VPN
5 26 (23.42%) DNS
6 25 (22.52%) DHCP
7 18 (16.22%) Wi-Fi
8 14 (12.61%) Network Security
9 12 (10.81%) Wireless
9 12 (10.81%) SAN
10 11 (9.91%) VoIP
11 8 (7.21%) OSPF
11 8 (7.21%) BGP
11 8 (7.21%) EIGRP
12 7 (6.31%) RIP
12 7 (6.31%) SSL
12 7 (6.31%) Wireshark
13 5 (4.50%) IGRP
14 4 (3.60%) QSIG
14 4 (3.60%) DPNSS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (3.60%) Metasploit
2 3 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 33 (29.73%) Finance
2 14 (12.61%) Back Office
3 3 (2.70%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.70%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.80%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.90%) Legal
Job Titles
1 24 (21.62%) Analyst
2 20 (18.02%) Network Engineer
3 19 (17.12%) Administrator
4 15 (13.51%) Systems Administrator
5 10 (9.01%) 3rd Line Support
6 9 (8.11%) Support Analyst
6 9 (8.11%) Technical Analyst
6 9 (8.11%) IT Support
7 8 (7.21%) Support Engineer
8 7 (6.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (6.31%) Consultant
9 6 (5.41%) Network Consultant
9 6 (5.41%) Cisco Engineer
10 5 (4.50%) Service Desk Engineer
10 5 (4.50%) Architect
10 5 (4.50%) Technical Support
10 5 (4.50%) 1st Line Support
10 5 (4.50%) Systems Engineer
11 4 (3.60%) IT Support Analyst
11 4 (3.60%) Network Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.80%) JSP
1 2 (1.80%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.41%) Thin Client
1 6 (5.41%) Fat Client
2 5 (4.50%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (3.60%) Open Source
3 4 (3.60%) RMADS
4 3 (2.70%) EPoS
4 3 (2.70%) CMDB
4 3 (2.70%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.90%) FlexPod
5 1 (0.90%) Clustering
5 1 (0.90%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 59 (53.15%) Windows
2 23 (20.72%) UNIX
3 20 (18.02%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (14.41%) Windows 7
5 12 (10.81%) Windows 8
6 7 (6.31%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (4.50%) Windows XP
7 5 (4.50%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (3.60%) Linux
9 1 (0.90%) AIX
9 1 (0.90%) HPUX
9 1 (0.90%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (20.72%) ITIL
2 16 (14.41%) Disaster Recovery
3 9 (8.11%) Project Management
4 8 (7.21%) Service Delivery
5 7 (6.31%) Security Management
5 7 (6.31%) Network Architecture
6 6 (5.41%) PRINCE2
6 6 (5.41%) CRM
7 5 (4.50%) Migration
7 5 (4.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (4.50%) Risk Assessment
7 5 (4.50%) Information Security
7 5 (4.50%) Asset Management
7 5 (4.50%) Load Balancing
8 4 (3.60%) Document Management
8 4 (3.60%) Network Management
8 4 (3.60%) Technical Architecture
8 4 (3.60%) Operations Management
8 4 (3.60%) Test Scripting
8 4 (3.60%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 9 (8.11%) PowerShell
2 5 (4.50%) SQL
3 3 (2.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 28 (25.23%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (17.12%) CCNA
3 15 (13.51%) CCNP
4 12 (10.81%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (9.01%) CCIE
6 9 (8.11%) MCSE
7 8 (7.21%) MCSA
8 7 (6.31%) SC Cleared
8 7 (6.31%) Security Cleared
9 5 (4.50%) Degree
10 4 (3.60%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (2.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (2.70%) HND
12 2 (1.80%) MCITP
12 2 (1.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 1 (0.90%) JNCIP
13 1 (0.90%) CCSE
13 1 (0.90%) CEH
13 1 (0.90%) MCP
13 1 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (22.52%) SLA
2 7 (6.31%) QA
3 4 (3.60%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.80%) JSP 440
4 2 (1.80%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.90%) COBIT
System Software
1 38 (34.23%) Active Directory
2 25 (22.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.41%) XenApp
4 5 (4.50%) XenDesktop
5 4 (3.60%) vSphere
5 4 (3.60%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (3.60%) Hyper-V
6 3 (2.70%) XenServer
6 3 (2.70%) Terminal Server
6 3 (2.70%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.90%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.90%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.90%) vCloud
7 1 (0.90%) UAG
Systems Management
1 3 (2.70%) Backup Exec
1 3 (2.70%) WSUS
1 3 (2.70%) SCCM
2 2 (1.80%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 44 (39.64%) Microsoft
2 43 (38.74%) Cisco
3 34 (30.63%) VMware
4 16 (14.41%) Citrix
5 12 (10.81%) Juniper
6 11 (9.91%) CheckPoint
7 9 (8.11%) Dell
8 8 (7.21%) Symantec
8 8 (7.21%) HP
9 6 (5.41%) Fortinet
9 6 (5.41%) Avaya
10 5 (4.50%) NetApp
10 5 (4.50%) Lotus
10 5 (4.50%) BT
11 3 (2.70%) McAfee
11 3 (2.70%) Toshiba
12 2 (1.80%) EMC
12 2 (1.80%) IBM
12 2 (1.80%) SonicWALL
12 2 (1.80%) F5
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