The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
North West / Cheshire
Rank 69 80 74
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -6
Permanent jobs citing WAN 23 24 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.29% 1.88% 2.95%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.67% 11.88% 16.22%
Number of salaries quoted 22 20 49
Median salary £43,250 £27,750 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+55.85% -26.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £23,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £40,000 £62,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%

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
138 202 333
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 13.72% 15.83% 18.20%
Number of salaries quoted 84 154 263
Median salary £37,500 £30,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -29.41%
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Cheshire region citing WAN as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 21 February 2017.

WAN Salary Histogram in Cheshire

WAN
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 21 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +12 8 £75,000 +138.09% 1
Chester +6 6 £36,000 -10.00% 3
WAN
North West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, IT jobs citing WAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for WAN.

1 43 (91.49%) LAN
2 33 (70.21%) Cisco
3 21 (44.68%) Firewall
4 20 (42.55%) BGP
5 19 (40.43%) OSPF
5 19 (40.43%) VoIP
6 18 (38.30%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (31.91%) MPLS
8 14 (29.79%) Network Monitoring
9 13 (27.66%) Avaya
9 13 (27.66%) TCP/IP
10 12 (25.53%) CCNA
10 12 (25.53%) EIGRP
10 12 (25.53%) Management Information System
11 10 (21.28%) Information Security
11 10 (21.28%) Juniper
11 10 (21.28%) Windows
12 9 (19.15%) SLA
12 9 (19.15%) VLAN
13 8 (17.02%) Network Security
13 8 (17.02%) Telecoms
13 8 (17.02%) Project Management
13 8 (17.02%) ITIL
14 7 (14.89%) Ethernet
14 7 (14.89%) SNMP
14 7 (14.89%) CCNP
14 7 (14.89%) DWDM
14 7 (14.89%) Finance
14 7 (14.89%) Computer Science
14 7 (14.89%) Cisco ASA

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (8.51%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.26%) nginx
Applications
1 3 (6.38%) MS Excel
1 3 (6.38%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.64%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (8.51%) Office 365
3 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 43 (91.49%) LAN
2 21 (44.68%) Firewall
3 20 (42.55%) BGP
4 19 (40.43%) OSPF
4 19 (40.43%) VoIP
5 15 (31.91%) MPLS
6 13 (27.66%) TCP/IP
7 12 (25.53%) EIGRP
8 9 (19.15%) VLAN
9 8 (17.02%) Network Security
10 7 (14.89%) Cisco ASA
10 7 (14.89%) DWDM
10 7 (14.89%) Ethernet
10 7 (14.89%) SNMP
10 7 (14.89%) VPLS
11 6 (12.77%) Cisco Nexus
11 6 (12.77%) IGRP
11 6 (12.77%) VPN
11 6 (12.77%) Wireless
12 4 (8.51%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Jenkins
General
1 8 (17.02%) Telecoms
2 7 (14.89%) Finance
3 2 (4.26%) Games
4 1 (2.13%) Advertising
4 1 (2.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (46.81%) Network Engineer
2 15 (31.91%) Senior Network Engineer
3 5 (10.64%) Analyst
3 5 (10.64%) Network Support
4 4 (8.51%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 4 (8.51%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (8.51%) IT Engineer
4 4 (8.51%) Network Analyst
5 3 (6.38%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Cisco Voice Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Help Desk Support
5 3 (6.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Senior IT Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Voice Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Network Architect
6 2 (4.26%) Security Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Senior Network Architect
6 2 (4.26%) VoIP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.38%) Web Services
2 2 (4.26%) 802.1X
3 1 (2.13%) .NET
3 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (25.53%) Management Information System
2 7 (14.89%) Computer Science
3 5 (10.64%) Wiki
4 3 (6.38%) Private Cloud
5 1 (2.13%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.13%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.13%) Replication
5 1 (2.13%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 10 (21.28%) Windows
2 4 (8.51%) Windows Server
3 3 (6.38%) Linux
3 3 (6.38%) Windows 7
4 2 (4.26%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.13%) Unix
5 1 (2.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (29.79%) Network Monitoring
2 10 (21.28%) Information Security
3 8 (17.02%) ITIL
3 8 (17.02%) Project Management
4 7 (14.89%) Network Design
4 7 (14.89%) Network Optimisation
5 6 (12.77%) Network Management
5 6 (12.77%) Root Cause Analysis
5 6 (12.77%) Security Patching
5 6 (12.77%) Software Deployment
6 5 (10.64%) Change Management
6 5 (10.64%) Data Validation
6 5 (10.64%) High Availability
6 5 (10.64%) Ticket Management
6 5 (10.64%) Validation
7 4 (8.51%) Business Continuity
7 4 (8.51%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (8.51%) Presales
7 4 (8.51%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 3 (6.38%) Business Continuity Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.51%) SQL
2 1 (2.13%) C#
2 1 (2.13%) Perl
2 1 (2.13%) PHP
2 1 (2.13%) Python
2 1 (2.13%) Shell Script
2 1 (2.13%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (38.30%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (25.53%) CCNA
3 7 (14.89%) CCNP
3 7 (14.89%) Degree
4 6 (12.77%) A+ Certification
4 6 (12.77%) Network+ Certification
5 2 (4.26%) CCIE
6 1 (2.13%) CISM
6 1 (2.13%) CISSP
6 1 (2.13%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (19.15%) SLA
2 1 (2.13%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (10.64%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.38%) Hyper-V
2 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 3 (6.38%) Virtual Servers
2 3 (6.38%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (6.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (6.38%) Cisco CUCM
1 3 (6.38%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (6.38%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (6.38%) Puppet
2 2 (4.26%) FortiGate
2 2 (4.26%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 33 (70.21%) Cisco
2 13 (27.66%) Avaya
3 10 (21.28%) Juniper
4 5 (10.64%) Extreme Networks
5 4 (8.51%) Aruba
5 4 (8.51%) Microsoft
6 3 (6.38%) arcserve
6 3 (6.38%) Nimble Storage
6 3 (6.38%) SonicWALL
6 3 (6.38%) Sophos
6 3 (6.38%) Symantec
6 3 (6.38%) VMware
7 2 (4.26%) Google
7 2 (4.26%) NICE Systems
8 1 (2.13%) Blue Coat
8 1 (2.13%) CheckPoint
8 1 (2.13%) F5
8 1 (2.13%) Riverbed
8 1 (2.13%) Splunk
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