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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 76 84 84
Rank change year-on-year
+8 0
Permanent jobs citing WAN 51 31 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.60% 1.95% 2.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.06% 11.92% 16.96%
Number of salaries quoted 36 25 55
Average salary £30,000 £42,750 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-29.82% +31.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,625 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £72,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £38,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+1.31% -1.29%
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
299 260 336
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 15.27% 16.37% 16.26%
Number of salaries quoted 236 198 290
Average salary £35,000 £45,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.22% +36.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,800 £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 1 October 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 1 October 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 -1 15 £30,000 +8.69% 2
Wilmslow +1 13 £34,000 +23.63% 2
Runcorn +3 3 - -
Knutsford -13 3 - -
Daresbury - 2 £20,250 -
Chester -10 1 £30,000 -61.29% 1
WAN
North West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 76 (88.37%) LAN
2 55 (63.95%) Microsoft
3 50 (58.14%) Windows
4 35 (40.70%) Finance
5 32 (37.21%) VMware
6 30 (34.88%) TCP/IP
7 29 (33.72%) VMware Infrastructure
8 28 (32.56%) UNIX
8 28 (32.56%) Active Directory
9 23 (26.74%) Wi-Fi
10 21 (24.42%) Microsoft Certification
11 20 (23.26%) Disaster Recovery
11 20 (23.26%) Back Office
11 20 (23.26%) SLA
11 20 (23.26%) Cisco
12 18 (20.93%) Windows Server 2008
13 16 (18.60%) VPN
13 16 (18.60%) SAN
14 14 (16.28%) Windows XP
15 13 (15.12%) MS Excel
15 13 (15.12%) Windows 7
16 11 (12.79%) Windows Server 2003
16 11 (12.79%) Firewall
17 10 (11.63%) Citrix
17 10 (11.63%) DNS
18 9 (10.47%) MCSE
18 9 (10.47%) Risk Assessment
18 9 (10.47%) Test Scripting
19 8 (9.30%) Windows 8
19 8 (9.30%) Windows Server 2012

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 6 (6.98%) MS Exchange
2 4 (4.65%) IIS
3 3 (3.49%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.49%) Lync
4 2 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.16%) Site Server
5 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 13 (15.12%) MS Excel
2 8 (9.30%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.49%) SaaS
2 1 (1.16%) IaaS
2 1 (1.16%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 76 (88.37%) LAN
2 30 (34.88%) TCP/IP
3 23 (26.74%) Wi-Fi
4 16 (18.60%) VPN
4 16 (18.60%) SAN
5 11 (12.79%) Firewall
6 10 (11.63%) DNS
7 8 (9.30%) DHCP
8 5 (5.81%) Network Security
9 4 (4.65%) NAS
10 3 (3.49%) Broadband
10 3 (3.49%) Internet
10 3 (3.49%) Wireless
11 2 (2.33%) MPLS
11 2 (2.33%) SSL
12 1 (1.16%) Ethernet
12 1 (1.16%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.30%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (5.81%) QuickTest Pro
1 5 (5.81%) LoadRunner
2 1 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 35 (40.70%) Finance
2 20 (23.26%) Back Office
3 6 (6.98%) Marketing
4 3 (3.49%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (3.49%) Retail
5 2 (2.33%) Legal
6 1 (1.16%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.16%) Law
Job Titles
1 22 (25.58%) Analyst
2 21 (24.42%) Administrator
3 18 (20.93%) Systems Administrator
4 9 (10.47%) IT Support
5 8 (9.30%) Support Analyst
6 7 (8.14%) 1st Line Support
6 7 (8.14%) Support Engineer
6 7 (8.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (5.81%) Test Analyst
7 5 (5.81%) Architect
7 5 (5.81%) Desktop Support
7 5 (5.81%) IT Support Analyst
7 5 (5.81%) 3rd Line Support
7 5 (5.81%) Performance Test Analyst
7 5 (5.81%) Performance Analyst
7 5 (5.81%) Head of Infrastructure
8 4 (4.65%) 2nd Line Support
8 4 (4.65%) Systems Engineer
8 4 (4.65%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (4.65%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.16%) ODBC
1 1 (1.16%) HTML
1 1 (1.16%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.14%) Thin Client
1 7 (8.14%) Fat Client
2 4 (4.65%) Enterprise Storage
3 3 (3.49%) EPoS
4 2 (2.33%) CMDB
5 1 (1.16%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.16%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.16%) Open Source
5 1 (1.16%) iPhone
5 1 (1.16%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (1.16%) User Experience
5 1 (1.16%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 50 (58.14%) Windows
2 28 (32.56%) UNIX
3 18 (20.93%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (16.28%) Windows XP
5 13 (15.12%) Windows 7
6 11 (12.79%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (9.30%) Windows 8
7 8 (9.30%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.16%) Linux
8 1 (1.16%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (23.26%) Disaster Recovery
2 9 (10.47%) Risk Assessment
2 9 (10.47%) Test Scripting
3 7 (8.14%) ITIL
4 6 (6.98%) Test Automation
4 6 (6.98%) Migration
5 5 (5.81%) Regression Testing
5 5 (5.81%) Security Management
5 5 (5.81%) Problem Management
5 5 (5.81%) IT Governance
5 5 (5.81%) Resource Management
5 5 (5.81%) Change Control
6 3 (3.49%) Software Testing
6 3 (3.49%) Network Design
6 3 (3.49%) Load Balancing
6 3 (3.49%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (2.33%) Infrastructure Management
7 2 (2.33%) Technical Analysis
7 2 (2.33%) Coaching
7 2 (2.33%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.98%) SQL
2 1 (1.16%) T-SQL
2 1 (1.16%) VBScript
2 1 (1.16%) C
2 1 (1.16%) C#
2 1 (1.16%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 21 (24.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (10.47%) MCSE
3 8 (9.30%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (8.14%) SC Cleared
4 7 (8.14%) Security Cleared
4 7 (8.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 6 (6.98%) MCP
5 6 (6.98%) MCSA
5 6 (6.98%) CCNP
5 6 (6.98%) CCNA
6 5 (5.81%) ISEB
6 5 (5.81%) ISTQB
6 5 (5.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (2.33%) MCTS
8 1 (1.16%) CCIE
8 1 (1.16%) A+ Certification
8 1 (1.16%) CISSP
8 1 (1.16%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (23.26%) SLA
2 6 (6.98%) QA
3 3 (3.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 29 (33.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (32.56%) Active Directory
3 5 (5.81%) Hyper-V
4 4 (4.65%) vSphere
4 4 (4.65%) Firmware
4 4 (4.65%) Terminal Services
5 3 (3.49%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (3.49%) XenApp
6 2 (2.33%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.16%) Terminal Server
7 1 (1.16%) XenServer
7 1 (1.16%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (1.16%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (5.81%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.16%) Cacti
2 1 (1.16%) WSUS
2 1 (1.16%) nmon
2 1 (1.16%) Puppet
Vendors
1 55 (63.95%) Microsoft
2 32 (37.21%) VMware
3 20 (23.26%) Cisco
4 10 (11.63%) Citrix
5 8 (9.30%) HP
5 8 (9.30%) Dell
5 8 (9.30%) Apple
6 5 (5.81%) Oracle
6 5 (5.81%) Juniper
7 4 (4.65%) EMC
8 3 (3.49%) ProCurve
9 1 (1.16%) IBM
9 1 (1.16%) Sage
9 1 (1.16%) Avaya
9 1 (1.16%) Riverbed
9 1 (1.16%) LANDesk
9 1 (1.16%) Meraki
9 1 (1.16%) Aruba
Cheshire
Roc Search
Salary: £17000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £34000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Resource Management - Royal London
Salary: bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Resource Management
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington
AppSense
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago