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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 83 60 62
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +2
Permanent jobs citing WAN 21 59 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.58% 3.24% 3.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.66% 17.56% 20.58%
Number of salaries quoted 18 51 53
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £50,000 £52,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £38,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+10.38% +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
197 336 277
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 14.81% 18.47% 17.65%
Number of salaries quoted 150 276 247
Average salary £31,500 £42,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% -16.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £25,000 £28,200
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £52,500 £67,500
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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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 -7 7 £40,000 +45.45% 2
Knutsford - 4 £25,000 - 1
Daresbury 0 3 £40,000 +116.21%
Macclesfield +22 2 £24,000 -49.47%
Wilmslow -2 1 - - 1
Chester -9 1 £40,000 - 1
Widnes - 1 £23,500 -
WAN
North West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 65 (90.28%) LAN
2 47 (65.28%) VMware
3 42 (58.33%) Firewall
4 35 (48.61%) MS Exchange
5 33 (45.83%) Active Directory
6 31 (43.06%) Citrix
7 29 (40.28%) DNS
7 29 (40.28%) Microsoft
7 29 (40.28%) Windows
8 28 (38.89%) Cisco
9 26 (36.11%) SCCM
10 24 (33.33%) VoIP
11 23 (31.94%) IIS
12 22 (30.56%) SharePoint
12 22 (30.56%) Windows Server 2012
13 21 (29.17%) VMware Infrastructure
14 20 (27.78%) SQL Server
15 19 (26.39%) Hyper-V
16 18 (25.00%) Windows Server
17 17 (23.61%) Windows Server 2008
17 17 (23.61%) Wireless
18 14 (19.44%) Finance
18 14 (19.44%) ITIL
18 14 (19.44%) TCP/IP
18 14 (19.44%) VPN
18 14 (19.44%) SAN
19 12 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
20 11 (15.28%) MS Excel
21 9 (12.50%) Unix
21 9 (12.50%) MS Office

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 35 (48.61%) MS Exchange
2 23 (31.94%) IIS
3 22 (30.56%) SharePoint
4 8 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (5.56%) JBoss
6 4 (5.56%) WebLogic
Applications
1 11 (15.28%) MS Excel
2 9 (12.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.33%) Office 365
1 6 (8.33%) SaaS
2 4 (5.56%) PaaS
3 3 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.39%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 65 (90.28%) LAN
2 42 (58.33%) Firewall
3 29 (40.28%) DNS
4 24 (33.33%) VoIP
5 17 (23.61%) Wireless
6 14 (19.44%) SAN
6 14 (19.44%) TCP/IP
6 14 (19.44%) VPN
7 12 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
8 7 (9.72%) Network Security
9 6 (8.33%) DHCP
9 6 (8.33%) MPLS
9 6 (8.33%) VLAN
10 5 (6.94%) Ethernet
11 4 (5.56%) Broadband
12 2 (2.78%) 802.11
12 2 (2.78%) CTI
12 2 (2.78%) Internet
12 2 (2.78%) PBX
12 2 (2.78%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (27.78%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (19.44%) Finance
2 7 (9.72%) Marketing
3 4 (5.56%) Back Office
3 4 (5.56%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.39%) French Language
4 1 (1.39%) German Language
4 1 (1.39%) Italian Language
4 1 (1.39%) Spanish Language
4 1 (1.39%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (22.22%) Systems Engineer
2 12 (16.67%) IT Engineer
3 10 (13.89%) Citrix Engineer
4 7 (9.72%) Technical Support
5 6 (8.33%) IT Manager
5 6 (8.33%) Support Manager
5 6 (8.33%) Systems Manager
6 5 (6.94%) Citrix Systems Engineer
6 5 (6.94%) Network Engineer
6 5 (6.94%) Support Engineer
6 5 (6.94%) VMware Engineer
7 4 (5.56%) Administrator
7 4 (5.56%) Analyst
7 4 (5.56%) Citrix Specialist
7 4 (5.56%) Consultant
7 4 (5.56%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
7 4 (5.56%) Support Consultant
7 4 (5.56%) Technical Consultant
7 4 (5.56%) Technical Infrastructure Consultant
7 4 (5.56%) VMware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.56%) Middleware
2 2 (2.78%) 802.1X
2 2 (2.78%) Web Services
3 1 (1.39%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.72%) Fat Client
1 7 (9.72%) Thin Client
2 6 (8.33%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.17%) Driving Licence
3 3 (4.17%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.78%) IVR
4 2 (2.78%) Life Science
4 2 (2.78%) Social Media
5 1 (1.39%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.39%) iPad
5 1 (1.39%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 29 (40.28%) Windows
2 22 (30.56%) Windows Server 2012
3 18 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 17 (23.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (12.50%) Unix
5 9 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (8.33%) Linux
6 6 (8.33%) Windows 8
6 6 (8.33%) Windows Vista
6 6 (8.33%) Windows XP
7 3 (4.17%) Windows 7
8 2 (2.78%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (19.44%) ITIL
2 7 (9.72%) Incident Management
3 6 (8.33%) Data Security
3 6 (8.33%) Network Management
4 4 (5.56%) Problem Management
4 4 (5.56%) Project Management
5 3 (4.17%) Change Management
5 3 (4.17%) Line Management
5 3 (4.17%) Mentoring
5 3 (4.17%) PRINCE2
5 3 (4.17%) Programme Management
5 3 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (4.17%) Service Delivery
5 3 (4.17%) Service Management
5 3 (4.17%) Test Scripting
6 2 (2.78%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (2.78%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (2.78%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (2.78%) Security Patching
6 2 (2.78%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 8 (11.11%) SQL
2 3 (4.17%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.78%) VBScript
4 1 (1.39%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.39%) C#
4 1 (1.39%) Java
4 1 (1.39%) PL/1
4 1 (1.39%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (11.11%) MCP
2 7 (9.72%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (9.72%) Degree
2 7 (9.72%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (8.33%) MCSE
4 5 (6.94%) CCNA
5 2 (2.78%) CCNP
6 1 (1.39%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (4.17%) QA
2 3 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (45.83%) Active Directory
2 21 (29.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (26.39%) Hyper-V
4 4 (5.56%) XenApp
5 2 (2.78%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (2.78%) Terminal Server
6 1 (1.39%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 26 (36.11%) SCCM
2 4 (5.56%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (1.39%) SCOM
Vendors
1 47 (65.28%) VMware
2 31 (43.06%) Citrix
3 29 (40.28%) Microsoft
4 28 (38.89%) Cisco
5 7 (9.72%) Apple
6 4 (5.56%) Oracle
7 3 (4.17%) Avaya
7 3 (4.17%) IBM
8 2 (2.78%) Cognizant
8 2 (2.78%) Genesys
8 2 (2.78%) McAfee
8 2 (2.78%) Sophos
9 1 (1.39%) HP
9 1 (1.39%) JD Edwards
9 1 (1.39%) Juniper
9 1 (1.39%) Ruckus Wireless
9 1 (1.39%) SAP
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Northwich, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £24500 per annum + bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: From £22,000 to £23,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Knutsford
greywood
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: 12 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + Double OTE
Posted: 18 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Double OTE
Posted: 24 days ago