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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 40 36 33
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -3
Permanent jobs citing WAN 1 4 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 0.39% 1.72% 5.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.63% 10.81% 24.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 12
Average salary £30,000 £77,500 £28,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-61.29% +169.56%
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -1.31%
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
38 37 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 14.90% 15.95% 22.83%
Number of salaries quoted 23 24 44
Average salary £38,500 £48,500 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.61% +67.24%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £32,500 £100,000
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 4 (100.00%) LAN
1 4 (100.00%) Citrix
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) VPN
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) CCNA
2 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) HP
2 3 (75.00%) Windows XP
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (75.00%) IIS
2 3 (75.00%) MS Office
2 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 3 (75.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) Site Server
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (75.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 3 (75.00%) VMware Server
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (75.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (25.00%) Marketing

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (75.00%) IIS
2 3 (75.00%) Site Server
2 3 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 3 (75.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) LAN
2 3 (75.00%) VPN
2 3 (75.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (25.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Support Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 3 (75.00%) IT Support Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) IT Support
2 1 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Server Engineer
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Windows XP
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (75.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (75.00%) CCNA
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (75.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 3 (75.00%) VMware Server
2 1 (25.00%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Citrix
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) HP
2 3 (75.00%) VMware