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

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 25 - 54
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing WAN 7 0 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 3.55% - 1.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.21% - 13.46%
Number of salaries quoted 6 0 5
Average salary £40,000 - £30,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
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
33 12 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 16.75% 5.38% 13.72%
Number of salaries quoted 31 11 29
Average salary £50,000 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+42.85% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £33,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £39,800 £38,300
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 30 January 2015.

WAN Salary Histogram in Chester

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 11 (100.00%) LAN
2 6 (54.55%) Windows
2 6 (54.55%) Cisco
3 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
3 5 (45.45%) Firewall
3 5 (45.45%) VMware
4 4 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (36.36%) MS Exchange
4 4 (36.36%) Citrix
5 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (27.27%) CCNA
5 3 (27.27%) SAN
5 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
5 3 (27.27%) DNS
5 3 (27.27%) VoIP
5 3 (27.27%) DHCP
5 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
5 3 (27.27%) ITIL
5 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (18.18%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (18.18%) Wireless
6 2 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (18.18%) vSphere
6 2 (18.18%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (18.18%) PCI DSS
6 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
6 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
6 2 (18.18%) Change Control
6 2 (18.18%) VPN

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 4 (36.36%) MS Exchange
2 1 (9.09%) IIS
2 1 (9.09%) Lync
2 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 11 (100.00%) LAN
2 5 (45.45%) Firewall
3 3 (27.27%) SAN
3 3 (27.27%) DNS
3 3 (27.27%) VoIP
3 3 (27.27%) DHCP
3 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
4 2 (18.18%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (18.18%) Wireless
4 2 (18.18%) VPN
5 1 (9.09%) DPNSS
5 1 (9.09%) QSIG
5 1 (9.09%) PBX
General
1 1 (9.09%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Network Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (18.18%) IT Technician
3 2 (18.18%) Support Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Support Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) IT Support
4 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) IT Support Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Server Engineer
Operating Systems
1 6 (54.55%) Windows
2 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (9.09%) Windows 8
3 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) ITIL
2 2 (18.18%) Change Control
3 1 (9.09%) Operations Management
3 1 (9.09%) Load Balancing
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (27.27%) CCNA
2 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
2 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (9.09%) CCNP
3 1 (9.09%) MCSE
3 1 (9.09%) MCSA
3 1 (9.09%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (18.18%) PCI DSS
2 1 (9.09%) ISO 9001
2 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 4 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (18.18%) vSphere
3 2 (18.18%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (9.09%) Terminal Services
4 1 (9.09%) VMware Server
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Cisco
2 5 (45.45%) VMware
3 4 (36.36%) Citrix
4 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
5 1 (9.09%) HP