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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 86 102 83
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -19
Permanent jobs citing WAN 40 11 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.11% 0.65% 2.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.25% 4.07% 16.08%
Number of salaries quoted 25 9 47
Average salary £27,600 £42,750 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-35.43% +18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,900 £37,600 £23,300
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £55,500 £62,000
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
302 270 311
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 15.92% 16.03% 13.75%
Number of salaries quoted 234 202 295
Average salary £35,000 £44,250 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.90% +26.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,400 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £63,500 £70,000
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 20 August 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 20 August 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 -10 14 £27,550 -31.12%
Wilmslow - 7 £34,000 - 1
Knutsford -2 3 - -
Runcorn - 3 - - 1
Daresbury - 1 £22,000 -
WAN
North West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 68 (88.31%) LAN
2 46 (59.74%) Windows
2 46 (59.74%) Microsoft
3 30 (38.96%) VMware
4 28 (36.36%) Active Directory
5 25 (32.47%) Microsoft Certification
6 23 (29.87%) VPN
6 23 (29.87%) VMware Infrastructure
7 20 (25.97%) Windows Server 2008
7 20 (25.97%) Cisco
7 20 (25.97%) Finance
7 20 (25.97%) Wi-Fi
8 18 (23.38%) TCP/IP
9 16 (20.78%) SAN
9 16 (20.78%) UNIX
10 15 (19.48%) MS Excel
10 15 (19.48%) Windows XP
10 15 (19.48%) Disaster Recovery
10 15 (19.48%) Firewall
10 15 (19.48%) Windows 7
11 14 (18.18%) Back Office
11 14 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
11 14 (18.18%) SLA
12 13 (16.88%) Cisco Certification
12 13 (16.88%) DNS
12 13 (16.88%) HP
13 12 (15.58%) Citrix
13 12 (15.58%) MCSE
13 12 (15.58%) ITIL
14 11 (14.29%) SQL Server

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (12.99%) MS Exchange
2 8 (10.39%) IIS
3 5 (6.49%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (5.19%) Lync
4 4 (5.19%) SharePoint
5 3 (3.90%) Site Server
6 2 (2.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.30%) WebSphere
Applications
1 15 (19.48%) MS Excel
2 10 (12.99%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 68 (88.31%) LAN
2 23 (29.87%) VPN
3 20 (25.97%) Wi-Fi
4 18 (23.38%) TCP/IP
5 16 (20.78%) SAN
6 15 (19.48%) Firewall
7 13 (16.88%) DNS
8 9 (11.69%) DHCP
9 4 (5.19%) VoIP
9 4 (5.19%) Network Security
9 4 (5.19%) NAS
10 3 (3.90%) Wireless
10 3 (3.90%) PBX
10 3 (3.90%) Broadband
11 2 (2.60%) Ethernet
11 2 (2.60%) Internet
11 2 (2.60%) LDAP
12 1 (1.30%) SSL
12 1 (1.30%) VLAN
12 1 (1.30%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.19%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (5.19%) QuickTest Pro
1 4 (5.19%) LoadRunner
2 2 (2.60%) JIRA
2 2 (2.60%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.30%) Subversion
General
1 20 (25.97%) Finance
2 14 (18.18%) Back Office
3 5 (6.49%) Marketing
4 4 (5.19%) Manufacturing
5 3 (3.90%) Retail
5 3 (3.90%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (2.60%) Legal
7 1 (1.30%) Games
7 1 (1.30%) Law
Job Titles
1 17 (22.08%) Analyst
2 14 (18.18%) Administrator
3 12 (15.58%) Systems Administrator
4 9 (11.69%) Support Engineer
5 8 (10.39%) IT Support
6 7 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
6 7 (9.09%) Support Analyst
7 6 (7.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (7.79%) 1st Line Support
8 5 (6.49%) Network Engineer
8 5 (6.49%) Desktop Support
8 5 (6.49%) Head of Infrastructure
9 4 (5.19%) Systems Engineer
9 4 (5.19%) Test Analyst
9 4 (5.19%) IT Support Analyst
9 4 (5.19%) Performance Analyst
9 4 (5.19%) Performance Test Analyst
9 4 (5.19%) Technical Analyst
10 3 (3.90%) IT Support Engineer
10 3 (3.90%) Senior Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.30%) HTML
1 1 (1.30%) SOAP
1 1 (1.30%) Web Services
1 1 (1.30%) ODBC
1 1 (1.30%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.79%) Thin Client
1 6 (7.79%) Fat Client
2 4 (5.19%) Firmware
2 4 (5.19%) Enterprise Storage
3 3 (3.90%) EPoS
4 2 (2.60%) iPhone
4 2 (2.60%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.30%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.30%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (1.30%) Open Source
5 1 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 46 (59.74%) Windows
2 20 (25.97%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (20.78%) UNIX
4 15 (19.48%) Windows 7
4 15 (19.48%) Windows XP
5 14 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (12.99%) Windows 8
7 7 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (3.90%) Linux
9 2 (2.60%) Mac OS X
9 2 (2.60%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (1.30%) Android
10 1 (1.30%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.30%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (19.48%) Disaster Recovery
2 12 (15.58%) ITIL
3 8 (10.39%) Test Scripting
4 6 (7.79%) Migration
5 5 (6.49%) Security Management
5 5 (6.49%) Resource Management
5 5 (6.49%) Problem Management
5 5 (6.49%) IT Governance
5 5 (6.49%) Change Control
5 5 (6.49%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (5.19%) Test Automation
6 4 (5.19%) Regression Testing
7 3 (3.90%) Service Delivery
7 3 (3.90%) Software Testing
7 3 (3.90%) Network Design
8 2 (2.60%) Load Balancing
8 2 (2.60%) Data Protection
8 2 (2.60%) ERP
8 2 (2.60%) Project Management
8 2 (2.60%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (9.09%) SQL
2 2 (2.60%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.30%) C
3 1 (1.30%) C#
3 1 (1.30%) Perl
3 1 (1.30%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.30%) VBScript
3 1 (1.30%) Python
Qualifications
1 25 (32.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (16.88%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (15.58%) MCSE
4 10 (12.99%) CCNA
5 8 (10.39%) MCP
6 7 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (7.79%) SC Cleared
7 6 (7.79%) Security Cleared
8 5 (6.49%) CCNP
8 5 (6.49%) MCSA
9 4 (5.19%) ISEB
9 4 (5.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (5.19%) ISTQB
10 3 (3.90%) MCTS
11 2 (2.60%) Degree
11 2 (2.60%) CCIE
12 1 (1.30%) CISSP
12 1 (1.30%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (18.18%) SLA
2 4 (5.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (3.90%) QA
4 2 (2.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 28 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 23 (29.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (7.79%) Hyper-V
4 5 (6.49%) vSphere
5 4 (5.19%) XenApp
6 3 (3.90%) Terminal Services
6 3 (3.90%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (3.90%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 3 (3.90%) VMware Server
7 2 (2.60%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.30%) Xen
8 1 (1.30%) VMware ESX
8 1 (1.30%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (5.19%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.60%) SCCM
3 1 (1.30%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (1.30%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.30%) HP NNM
3 1 (1.30%) WSUS
Vendors
1 46 (59.74%) Microsoft
2 30 (38.96%) VMware
3 20 (25.97%) Cisco
4 13 (16.88%) HP
5 12 (15.58%) Citrix
6 10 (12.99%) Dell
7 9 (11.69%) Apple
8 5 (6.49%) Juniper
9 4 (5.19%) ProCurve
9 4 (5.19%) Oracle
10 3 (3.90%) EMC
11 2 (2.60%) Avaya
11 2 (2.60%) IBM
12 1 (1.30%) CommVault
12 1 (1.30%) Mitel
12 1 (1.30%) LANDesk
12 1 (1.30%) Sage
12 1 (1.30%) CheckPoint
12 1 (1.30%) Sony
12 1 (1.30%) Riverbed
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Resource Management - Royal London
Salary: Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Neston, Merseyside
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Salary: £16000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago