The first table below looks at the demand for WAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Warrington region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 23 July 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 Warrington region.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 55 40 65
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +25
Permanent jobs citing WAN 13 10 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Warrington 2.54% 2.82% 1.07%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.71% 15.63% 13.95%
Number of salaries quoted 13 10 5
Average salary £27,600 £29,500 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.44% -54.61%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Communications & Networking Category
Warrington
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
111 64 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Warrington 21.68% 18.03% 7.65%
Number of salaries quoted 96 44 39
Average salary £29,500 £29,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -30.58%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
WAN
Cheshire

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Warrington

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

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Warrington

WAN
Salary Trend in Warrington

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

WAN Salary Trend in Warrington

WAN
Salary Histogram in Warrington

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing WAN across the Warrington region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014.

WAN Salary Histogram in Warrington

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Warrington

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT jobs across the Warrington 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 23 (88.46%) LAN
2 18 (69.23%) Windows
3 16 (61.54%) Active Directory
4 13 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 11 (42.31%) VMware
6 10 (38.46%) Cisco
7 9 (34.62%) VPN
7 9 (34.62%) VMware Infrastructure
8 8 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (30.77%) MCSE
9 7 (26.92%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (26.92%) Firewall
10 6 (23.08%) DNS
10 6 (23.08%) MS Excel
10 6 (23.08%) TCP/IP
10 6 (23.08%) Citrix
11 5 (19.23%) MS Exchange
11 5 (19.23%) SQL
11 5 (19.23%) MS Office
11 5 (19.23%) Thin Client
11 5 (19.23%) Hyper-V
11 5 (19.23%) vSphere
11 5 (19.23%) Fat Client
12 4 (15.38%) Windows 7
12 4 (15.38%) XenApp
12 4 (15.38%) Root Cause Analysis
12 4 (15.38%) Test Scripting
12 4 (15.38%) SAN
12 4 (15.38%) Cisco Certification

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Warrington by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT jobs across the Warrington 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 5 (19.23%) MS Exchange
2 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.85%) IIS
3 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (23.08%) MS Excel
2 5 (19.23%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 23 (88.46%) LAN
2 9 (34.62%) VPN
3 7 (26.92%) Firewall
4 6 (23.08%) TCP/IP
4 6 (23.08%) DNS
5 4 (15.38%) SAN
6 3 (11.54%) PBX
6 3 (11.54%) VoIP
6 3 (11.54%) DHCP
6 3 (11.54%) Network Security
7 1 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (3.85%) Wireless
7 1 (3.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) JIRA
1 2 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (11.54%) Manufacturing
2 2 (7.69%) Finance
3 1 (3.85%) Law
3 1 (3.85%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (23.08%) Support Engineer
2 4 (15.38%) 3rd Line Support
2 4 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (15.38%) Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) Desktop Support
3 3 (11.54%) Network Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (11.54%) Trainee
4 2 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Network Support
4 2 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Network Support Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (3.85%) Network Administrator
5 1 (3.85%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Desktop Support Technician
5 1 (3.85%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 1 (3.85%) Sales Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Thin Client
1 5 (19.23%) Fat Client
2 1 (3.85%) Open Source
2 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.85%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 18 (69.23%) Windows
2 8 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (26.92%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (15.38%) Windows 7
5 3 (11.54%) Windows 8
5 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.85%) UNIX
6 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
6 1 (3.85%) Android
6 1 (3.85%) Linux
6 1 (3.85%) Windows XP
6 1 (3.85%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (15.38%) Test Scripting
1 4 (15.38%) Root Cause Analysis
2 3 (11.54%) Software Testing
2 3 (11.54%) ITIL
2 3 (11.54%) Service Delivery
3 2 (7.69%) Asset Management
3 2 (7.69%) Document Management
3 2 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (7.69%) Data Protection
4 1 (3.85%) Information Assurance
4 1 (3.85%) SIEM
4 1 (3.85%) Incident Management
4 1 (3.85%) Test Management
4 1 (3.85%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 1 (3.85%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (3.85%) Change Management
4 1 (3.85%) Risk Management
4 1 (3.85%) Migration
4 1 (3.85%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 5 (19.23%) SQL
2 1 (3.85%) VBScript
2 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (30.77%) MCSE
3 4 (15.38%) MCSA
3 4 (15.38%) MCP
3 4 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (11.54%) CCNA
4 3 (11.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (11.54%) MCTS
5 1 (3.85%) Degree
5 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
5 1 (3.85%) CISSP
5 1 (3.85%) CCIE
5 1 (3.85%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) QA
2 2 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (61.54%) Active Directory
2 9 (34.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (19.23%) Hyper-V
3 5 (19.23%) vSphere
4 4 (15.38%) XenApp
5 3 (11.54%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (7.69%) XenDesktop
7 1 (3.85%) VMware ESX
7 1 (3.85%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) SCCM
2 1 (3.85%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (42.31%) VMware
3 10 (38.46%) Cisco
4 6 (23.08%) Citrix
5 1 (3.85%) CheckPoint
5 1 (3.85%) HP
5 1 (3.85%) Dell
5 1 (3.85%) LANDesk