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

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 89 74 102
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +28
Permanent jobs citing WAN 32 49 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.87% 2.70% 1.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.82% 13.73% 6.51%
Number of salaries quoted 26 43 22
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +49.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,450 £28,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,500 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+10.66% -
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
363 357 415
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 21.19% 19.69% 22.74%
Number of salaries quoted 231 259 312
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%

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 May 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 5 May 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
(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 +9 10 £37,500 +7.14% 2
Chester +18 7 £42,250 +21.58% 1
Wilmslow +3 6 £34,500 +6.15% 2
Crewe -6 2 £41,250 -
Nantwich +9 1 £37,500 +15.38%
Macclesfield +5 1 £37,500 -55.88%
Runcorn +1 1 - - 1
Northwich - 1 £37,500 -
WAN
North West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 84 (91.30%) LAN
2 41 (44.57%) Windows
3 37 (40.22%) Cisco
4 35 (38.04%) Firewall
5 29 (31.52%) Microsoft
5 29 (31.52%) Cisco Certification
6 28 (30.43%) VMware
7 26 (28.26%) Active Directory
7 26 (28.26%) Finance
8 25 (27.17%) DNS
9 24 (26.09%) DHCP
10 23 (25.00%) ITIL
11 22 (23.91%) SLA
12 21 (22.83%) TCP/IP
13 20 (21.74%) CCNA
14 18 (19.57%) VPN
14 18 (19.57%) VMware Infrastructure
15 16 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
15 16 (17.39%) UNIX
16 15 (16.30%) Wi-Fi
16 15 (16.30%) Disaster Recovery
16 15 (16.30%) CCNP
17 14 (15.22%) Windows 7
18 13 (14.13%) Network Security
18 13 (14.13%) Juniper
18 13 (14.13%) CheckPoint
19 12 (13.04%) Back Office
20 11 (11.96%) Wireless
20 11 (11.96%) Project Management
20 11 (11.96%) CCIE

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 8 (8.70%) MS Exchange
2 6 (6.52%) IIS
2 6 (6.52%) Lync
3 5 (5.43%) IBM Notes
4 4 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.17%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.09%) Oracle 9iAS
6 1 (1.09%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 4 (4.35%) MS Office
2 3 (3.26%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.09%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.09%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 1 (1.09%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.26%) SaaS
2 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 84 (91.30%) LAN
2 35 (38.04%) Firewall
3 25 (27.17%) DNS
4 24 (26.09%) DHCP
5 21 (22.83%) TCP/IP
6 18 (19.57%) VPN
7 15 (16.30%) Wi-Fi
8 13 (14.13%) Network Security
9 11 (11.96%) Wireless
10 9 (9.78%) VoIP
11 8 (8.70%) SSL
11 8 (8.70%) SAN
11 8 (8.70%) Wireshark
12 7 (7.61%) OSPF
12 7 (7.61%) BGP
12 7 (7.61%) EIGRP
12 7 (7.61%) RIP
13 5 (5.43%) PBX
13 5 (5.43%) DPNSS
13 5 (5.43%) QSIG
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.43%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.09%) Oracle9i Database
2 1 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.09%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.09%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.09%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.09%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (5.43%) Metasploit
2 1 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 26 (28.26%) Finance
2 12 (13.04%) Back Office
3 5 (5.43%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.26%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (3.26%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.09%) Legal
Job Titles
1 21 (22.83%) Network Engineer
2 16 (17.39%) Analyst
3 15 (16.30%) Administrator
4 11 (11.96%) Systems Administrator
5 7 (7.61%) Consultant
5 7 (7.61%) Technical Analyst
5 7 (7.61%) Cisco Engineer
6 6 (6.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (6.52%) 3rd Line Support
6 6 (6.52%) Network Consultant
7 5 (5.43%) Architect
7 5 (5.43%) Support Engineer
7 5 (5.43%) IT Support
7 5 (5.43%) Service Desk Engineer
8 4 (4.35%) Infrastructure Architect
8 4 (4.35%) Senior Network Engineer
8 4 (4.35%) Support Analyst
8 4 (4.35%) Technical Support
9 3 (3.26%) Solutions Architect
9 3 (3.26%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.17%) JSP
1 2 (2.17%) Web Services
2 1 (1.09%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.52%) Video Conferencing
2 5 (5.43%) Open Source
3 4 (4.35%) RMADS
4 3 (3.26%) Public Cloud
4 3 (3.26%) BYOD
4 3 (3.26%) EPoS
4 3 (3.26%) Thin Client
4 3 (3.26%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.26%) CMDB
4 3 (3.26%) Fat Client
5 2 (2.17%) Clustering
5 2 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.09%) FlexPod
6 1 (1.09%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.09%) CCTV
6 1 (1.09%) Life Science
6 1 (1.09%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 41 (44.57%) Windows
2 16 (17.39%) UNIX
2 16 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (15.22%) Windows 7
4 10 (10.87%) Windows 8
5 6 (6.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (5.43%) Windows XP
6 5 (5.43%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (4.35%) Linux
8 1 (1.09%) AIX
8 1 (1.09%) HPUX
8 1 (1.09%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (25.00%) ITIL
2 15 (16.30%) Disaster Recovery
3 11 (11.96%) Project Management
4 9 (9.78%) Service Delivery
5 7 (7.61%) Migration
5 7 (7.61%) Network Architecture
6 6 (6.52%) Security Management
6 6 (6.52%) PRINCE2
6 6 (6.52%) CRM
7 5 (5.43%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (5.43%) Information Security
7 5 (5.43%) Operations Management
7 5 (5.43%) Load Balancing
7 5 (5.43%) Asset Management
8 4 (4.35%) Document Management
8 4 (4.35%) Technical Architecture
8 4 (4.35%) Coaching
9 3 (3.26%) Network Management
9 3 (3.26%) Infrastructure Management
9 3 (3.26%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (7.61%) PowerShell
2 6 (6.52%) SQL
3 1 (1.09%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.09%) VBScript
3 1 (1.09%) Prolog
3 1 (1.09%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (31.52%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (21.74%) CCNA
3 15 (16.30%) CCNP
4 11 (11.96%) CCIE
5 9 (9.78%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (8.70%) MCSE
6 8 (8.70%) SC Cleared
6 8 (8.70%) Security Cleared
7 6 (6.52%) Degree
8 5 (5.43%) MCSA
8 5 (5.43%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (3.26%) HND
9 3 (3.26%) MCITP
9 3 (3.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (2.17%) CEH
11 1 (1.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (1.09%) JNCIP
11 1 (1.09%) MCTS
11 1 (1.09%) CCSE
11 1 (1.09%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (23.91%) SLA
2 5 (5.43%) QA
2 5 (5.43%) ISO 9001
3 2 (2.17%) JSP 440
3 2 (2.17%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.09%) COBIT
System Software
1 26 (28.26%) Active Directory
2 18 (19.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.43%) Hyper-V
3 5 (5.43%) XenApp
4 4 (4.35%) XenDesktop
5 3 (3.26%) XenServer
6 2 (2.17%) vSphere
6 2 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.09%) vCloud
7 1 (1.09%) Terminal Server
7 1 (1.09%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.09%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.09%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.09%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 6 (6.52%) SCCM
2 4 (4.35%) Backup Exec
3 3 (3.26%) WSUS
4 2 (2.17%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 37 (40.22%) Cisco
2 29 (31.52%) Microsoft
3 28 (30.43%) VMware
4 13 (14.13%) Juniper
4 13 (14.13%) CheckPoint
5 10 (10.87%) Citrix
5 10 (10.87%) Dell
6 9 (9.78%) HP
7 8 (8.70%) Symantec
8 7 (7.61%) Avaya
9 6 (6.52%) BT
9 6 (6.52%) Fortinet
10 5 (5.43%) NetApp
10 5 (5.43%) Lotus
11 3 (3.26%) Business Objects
11 3 (3.26%) Toshiba
12 2 (2.17%) Mitel
12 2 (2.17%) Blue Coat
12 2 (2.17%) WatchGuard
12 2 (2.17%) SonicWALL
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Posted: 6 days ago
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