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

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 21 41 53
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +12
Permanent jobs citing WAN 10 5 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 5.78% 1.92% 1.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 30.30% 29.41% 5.68%
Number of salaries quoted 10 5 2
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% -22.72%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+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
33 17 88
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 19.08% 6.54% 21.31%
Number of salaries quoted 21 11 33
Average salary £43,250 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.33% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 1 April 2015.

WAN Salary Histogram in Chester

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 18 (100.00%) LAN
2 13 (72.22%) Cisco
3 9 (50.00%) CCNA
3 9 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (44.44%) ITIL
4 8 (44.44%) Windows
4 8 (44.44%) Active Directory
4 8 (44.44%) Firewall
4 8 (44.44%) VMware
5 7 (38.89%) VoIP
5 7 (38.89%) DHCP
5 7 (38.89%) DNS
6 6 (33.33%) SLA
6 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
7 4 (22.22%) PBX
7 4 (22.22%) ISO 9001
7 4 (22.22%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (22.22%) DPNSS
7 4 (22.22%) QSIG
7 4 (22.22%) Operations Management
7 4 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (22.22%) Lync
8 3 (16.67%) MS Exchange
8 3 (16.67%) Citrix
8 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (11.11%) FTP
9 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
9 2 (11.11%) VPN
9 2 (11.11%) Avaya

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 (22.22%) Lync
2 3 (16.67%) MS Exchange
3 1 (5.56%) IIS
3 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (100.00%) LAN
2 8 (44.44%) Firewall
3 7 (38.89%) DNS
3 7 (38.89%) VoIP
3 7 (38.89%) DHCP
4 4 (22.22%) PBX
4 4 (22.22%) DPNSS
4 4 (22.22%) QSIG
5 2 (11.11%) SAN
5 2 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (11.11%) Wireless
5 2 (11.11%) FTP
5 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
5 2 (11.11%) VPN
6 1 (5.56%) SSL
6 1 (5.56%) Multicast
6 1 (5.56%) Intranet
6 1 (5.56%) MPLS
General
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) IT Technician
4 2 (11.11%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Network Operations Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) IT Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Junior Network Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) IT Support
5 1 (5.56%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Junior
5 1 (5.56%) Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Network Engineer
Operating Systems
1 8 (44.44%) Windows
2 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.56%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.56%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) ITIL
2 4 (22.22%) Operations Management
3 2 (11.11%) Change Control
4 1 (5.56%) Load Balancing
4 1 (5.56%) Change Management
Qualifications
1 9 (50.00%) CCNA
1 9 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (22.22%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.56%) MCITP
4 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (5.56%) MCSE
4 1 (5.56%) MCSA
4 1 (5.56%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (33.33%) SLA
2 4 (22.22%) ISO 9001
3 2 (11.11%) PCI DSS
3 2 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 8 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 4 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (11.11%) vSphere
3 2 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (5.56%) VMware Server
Vendors
1 13 (72.22%) Cisco
2 8 (44.44%) VMware
3 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 3 (16.67%) Citrix
5 2 (11.11%) Avaya
5 2 (11.11%) Juniper
6 1 (5.56%) CheckPoint
6 1 (5.56%) BT
6 1 (5.56%) HP
6 1 (5.56%) Blue Coat
6 1 (5.56%) F5