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 28 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 66 52 107
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +55
Permanent jobs citing WAN 68 73 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.51% 4.15% 1.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.32% 26.26% 10.53%
Number of salaries quoted 54 66 34
Average salary £30,000 £50,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-40.00% +66.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,500 £27,600 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £44,250 £72,500 £39,250
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
-2.59% +1.31%
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
352 278 323
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 18.17% 15.80% 15.18%
Number of salaries quoted 299 243 264
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +32.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £27,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 28 November 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 28 November 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
Wilmslow +2 18 £34,000 +23.63% 2
Warrington +7 14 £35,000 - 4
Chester +18 7 £30,000 -
Daresbury - 6 £18,500 -
Runcorn - 4 £17,500 -
Crewe +17 1 £45,000 +100.00%
Knutsford -28 1 - -
Widnes - 1 £35,000 -
WAN
North West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 November 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.

1 103 (89.57%) LAN
2 76 (66.09%) Windows
3 65 (56.52%) Microsoft
4 43 (37.39%) TCP/IP
5 42 (36.52%) Active Directory
5 42 (36.52%) Finance
6 34 (29.57%) VMware
7 33 (28.70%) UNIX
8 30 (26.09%) VMware Infrastructure
9 29 (25.22%) VPN
10 26 (22.61%) Cisco
10 26 (22.61%) Windows Server 2008
11 24 (20.87%) Wi-Fi
12 21 (18.26%) SLA
13 20 (17.39%) Windows 7
14 19 (16.52%) Disaster Recovery
14 19 (16.52%) Back Office
14 19 (16.52%) SAN
15 18 (15.65%) Microsoft Certification
16 16 (13.91%) MS Excel
16 16 (13.91%) Windows XP
16 16 (13.91%) Firewall
17 14 (12.17%) Windows Server 2012
17 14 (12.17%) Risk Assessment
17 14 (12.17%) Citrix
18 13 (11.30%) DHCP
18 13 (11.30%) DNS
18 13 (11.30%) ITIL
19 12 (10.43%) Windows 8
20 11 (9.57%) Test Scripting

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 8 (6.96%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.48%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.61%) Lync
3 3 (2.61%) IIS
3 3 (2.61%) IBM Notes
4 2 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 16 (13.91%) MS Excel
2 9 (7.83%) MS Office
3 1 (0.87%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.22%) SaaS
2 1 (0.87%) PaaS
2 1 (0.87%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 103 (89.57%) LAN
2 43 (37.39%) TCP/IP
3 29 (25.22%) VPN
4 24 (20.87%) Wi-Fi
5 19 (16.52%) SAN
6 16 (13.91%) Firewall
7 13 (11.30%) DNS
7 13 (11.30%) DHCP
8 6 (5.22%) Internet
8 6 (5.22%) Network Security
9 5 (4.35%) NAS
9 5 (4.35%) Wireless
10 4 (3.48%) SSL
11 3 (2.61%) VoIP
11 3 (2.61%) MPLS
11 3 (2.61%) Broadband
12 1 (0.87%) Unified Communications
12 1 (0.87%) OSPF
12 1 (0.87%) BGP
12 1 (0.87%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (4.35%) QuickTest Pro
1 5 (4.35%) LoadRunner
2 4 (3.48%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 42 (36.52%) Finance
2 19 (16.52%) Back Office
3 6 (5.22%) Pharmaceutical
3 6 (5.22%) Marketing
4 3 (2.61%) Retail
5 2 (1.74%) Legal
6 1 (0.87%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.87%) Law
Job Titles
1 30 (26.09%) Analyst
2 23 (20.00%) Administrator
3 20 (17.39%) Systems Administrator
4 15 (13.04%) IT Support
5 12 (10.43%) Support Engineer
6 11 (9.57%) 1st Line Support
7 10 (8.70%) Support Analyst
8 8 (6.96%) Technical Analyst
9 7 (6.09%) Architect
9 7 (6.09%) IT Support Analyst
10 6 (5.22%) IT Support Engineer
10 6 (5.22%) 1st Line Support Analyst
10 6 (5.22%) Solutions Architect
10 6 (5.22%) Service Desk Analyst
10 6 (5.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (5.22%) 3rd Line Support
10 6 (5.22%) Service Analyst
11 5 (4.35%) Network Engineer
11 5 (4.35%) Systems Engineer
11 5 (4.35%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.87%) HTML
1 1 (0.87%) Web Services
1 1 (0.87%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.70%) Thin Client
1 10 (8.70%) Fat Client
2 6 (5.22%) EPoS
3 5 (4.35%) CMDB
4 4 (3.48%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.61%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.87%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (0.87%) CCTV
6 1 (0.87%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.87%) iPhone
6 1 (0.87%) Open Source
6 1 (0.87%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 76 (66.09%) Windows
2 33 (28.70%) UNIX
3 26 (22.61%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (17.39%) Windows 7
5 16 (13.91%) Windows XP
6 14 (12.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (10.43%) Windows 8
8 11 (9.57%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.87%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.87%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (16.52%) Disaster Recovery
2 14 (12.17%) Risk Assessment
3 13 (11.30%) ITIL
4 11 (9.57%) Test Scripting
5 9 (7.83%) Test Automation
6 7 (6.09%) Change Control
7 6 (5.22%) Security Management
7 6 (5.22%) Migration
7 6 (5.22%) Load Balancing
8 5 (4.35%) Resource Management
8 5 (4.35%) Problem Management
8 5 (4.35%) IT Governance
8 5 (4.35%) Technical Architecture
8 5 (4.35%) Asset Management
8 5 (4.35%) Service Delivery
8 5 (4.35%) Regression Testing
8 5 (4.35%) Infrastructure Management
8 5 (4.35%) Technical Analysis
8 5 (4.35%) Coaching
9 4 (3.48%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (7.83%) PowerShell
2 6 (5.22%) SQL
3 4 (3.48%) VBScript
4 1 (0.87%) C
4 1 (0.87%) C#
Qualifications
1 18 (15.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (6.96%) SC Cleared
2 8 (6.96%) Security Cleared
2 8 (6.96%) MCSA
3 7 (6.09%) MCSE
4 5 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (4.35%) ISTQB
4 5 (4.35%) ISEB
4 5 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (3.48%) Degree
6 3 (2.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 3 (2.61%) CCNP
6 3 (2.61%) CCNA
6 3 (2.61%) MCP
6 3 (2.61%) HND
7 2 (1.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.87%) CCIE
8 1 (0.87%) CISSP
8 1 (0.87%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (18.26%) SLA
2 10 (8.70%) QA
3 3 (2.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 42 (36.52%) Active Directory
2 30 (26.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.35%) Terminal Services
4 4 (3.48%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (3.48%) Terminal Server
4 4 (3.48%) Hyper-V
4 4 (3.48%) vSphere
5 3 (2.61%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.74%) XenApp
7 1 (0.87%) XenServer
7 1 (0.87%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.87%) UAG
Systems Management
1 5 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.87%) Puppet
2 1 (0.87%) nmon
2 1 (0.87%) Backup Exec
2 1 (0.87%) WSUS
2 1 (0.87%) Cacti
Vendors
1 65 (56.52%) Microsoft
2 34 (29.57%) VMware
3 26 (22.61%) Cisco
4 14 (12.17%) Citrix
5 11 (9.57%) Dell
6 9 (7.83%) HP
7 8 (6.96%) Apple
8 6 (5.22%) Juniper
9 5 (4.35%) EMC
9 5 (4.35%) Oracle
10 4 (3.48%) Symantec
11 3 (2.61%) NetApp
11 3 (2.61%) Lotus
11 3 (2.61%) ProCurve
12 1 (0.87%) Riverbed
12 1 (0.87%) SolarWinds
12 1 (0.87%) 3PAR
12 1 (0.87%) Meraki
12 1 (0.87%) CheckPoint
12 1 (0.87%) McAfee
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