The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Chester region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 39 54 35
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -19
Permanent jobs citing WAN 6 3 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 2.23% 0.73% 2.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 26.09% 3.19% 21.74%
Number of salaries quoted 6 2 5
Average salary £34,750 £55,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-36.81% +120.00%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
Communications & Networking Category
Chester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
23 94 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 8.55% 22.82% 12.99%
Number of salaries quoted 16 36 22
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +37.93%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £32,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
WAN
Cheshire

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 18 April 2014.

WAN Salary Histogram in Chester

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 6 (100.00%) LAN
2 5 (83.33%) VPN
2 5 (83.33%) Citrix
2 5 (83.33%) Wi-Fi
2 5 (83.33%) VMware
3 4 (66.67%) HP
3 4 (66.67%) Firewall
3 4 (66.67%) Cisco
3 4 (66.67%) MS Exchange
3 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (66.67%) ITIL
3 4 (66.67%) Windows
4 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (50.00%) IIS
4 3 (50.00%) MS Office
4 3 (50.00%) CCNA
4 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (50.00%) Windows XP
4 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (50.00%) Site Server
4 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (50.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 3 (50.00%) VMware Server
4 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (50.00%) Finance
5 2 (33.33%) Project Management

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 3 (50.00%) IIS
2 3 (50.00%) Site Server
2 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (16.67%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) LAN
2 5 (83.33%) VPN
2 5 (83.33%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (66.67%) Firewall
4 1 (16.67%) Wireless
4 1 (16.67%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Support Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) IT Support Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) IT Support
2 2 (33.33%) Project Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Programme Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Network Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (16.67%) IT Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Network Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Programme Manager
3 1 (16.67%) IT Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (16.67%) Linux
3 1 (16.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) Project Management
2 2 (33.33%) Programme Management
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) CCNA
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (50.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 3 (50.00%) VMware Server
2 1 (16.67%) Xen
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Citrix
1 5 (83.33%) VMware
2 4 (66.67%) HP
2 4 (66.67%) Cisco
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) IBM
4 1 (16.67%) Mitel