The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 45 - 38
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing WAN 7 0 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 2.55% - 1.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.95% - 9.38%
Number of salaries quoted 7 0 2
Average salary £37,500 - £77,500
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 - £59,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 - £95,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
WAN
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Chester region.

Communications & Networking Category
Chester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
39 44 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 14.18% 16.42% 12.75%
Number of salaries quoted 25 25 17
Average salary £36,250 £38,500 £52,858
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.84% -27.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £21,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £100,000 £58,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing WAN across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

WAN
Salary Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing WAN across the Chester region.

WAN Salary Trend in Chester

WAN
Salary Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing WAN across the Chester region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

WAN Salary Histogram in Chester

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Chester 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 14 (100.00%) LAN
2 8 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (57.14%) CCNA
3 7 (50.00%) Cisco
3 7 (50.00%) VoIP
3 7 (50.00%) Firewall
4 6 (42.86%) DHCP
4 6 (42.86%) DNS
4 6 (42.86%) ITIL
5 5 (35.71%) SLA
5 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
5 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
5 5 (35.71%) VMware
6 4 (28.57%) VLAN
6 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (28.57%) Cisco CUCM
6 4 (28.57%) MPLS
6 4 (28.57%) PBX
7 3 (21.43%) ISO 9001
7 3 (21.43%) VPN
7 3 (21.43%) DPNSS
7 3 (21.43%) Project Management
7 3 (21.43%) QSIG
7 3 (21.43%) Citrix
7 3 (21.43%) IBM
7 3 (21.43%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (21.43%) Lync
7 3 (21.43%) Office 365
7 3 (21.43%) Finance
7 3 (21.43%) XenApp

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Chester 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 3 (21.43%) Lync
2 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (21.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (100.00%) LAN
2 7 (50.00%) VoIP
2 7 (50.00%) Firewall
3 6 (42.86%) DHCP
3 6 (42.86%) DNS
4 4 (28.57%) MPLS
4 4 (28.57%) PBX
4 4 (28.57%) VLAN
5 3 (21.43%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (21.43%) VPN
5 3 (21.43%) DPNSS
5 3 (21.43%) QSIG
6 1 (7.14%) SSL
6 1 (7.14%) Intranet
6 1 (7.14%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Voice Engineer
1 4 (28.57%) Operations Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Technical Manager
2 3 (21.43%) Project Manager
2 3 (21.43%) Technical Project Manager
2 3 (21.43%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Network Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Junior
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) IT Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Solutions Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Junior Network Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Voice Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Network Operations Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) IT Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (7.14%) IT Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) ITIL
2 3 (21.43%) Project Management
2 3 (21.43%) Programme Management
2 3 (21.43%) Operations Management
3 1 (7.14%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (7.14%) Line Management
3 1 (7.14%) Server Building
3 1 (7.14%) Service Management
3 1 (7.14%) Change Management
3 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
3 1 (7.14%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
1 1 (7.14%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (57.14%) CCNA
1 8 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (21.43%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (35.71%) SLA
2 3 (21.43%) ISO 9001
3 1 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 3 (21.43%) XenApp
3 1 (7.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Cisco
2 5 (35.71%) VMware
2 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
3 3 (21.43%) Citrix
3 3 (21.43%) IBM
4 2 (14.29%) Avaya
4 2 (14.29%) Juniper
5 1 (7.14%) Sage
5 1 (7.14%) CheckPoint
5 1 (7.14%) BT
5 1 (7.14%) Blue Coat
5 1 (7.14%) F5