Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for WAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited WAN over the 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 110 91
Rank change year-on-year +58 -19 +5
Permanent jobs citing WAN 139 39 93
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 4.60% 1.72% 2.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 26.78% 10.60% 17.55%
Number of salaries quoted 105 32 80
Cheshire median annual salary £40,500 £43,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.81% +7.50% +33.33%
10th Percentile £20,250 £21,025 £30,875
90th Percentile £57,500 £57,375 £47,500
North West median annual salary £43,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +7.50% - +21.21%

WAN is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 519 368 530
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 17.17% 16.26% 16.17%
Number of salaries quoted 380 285 432
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £32,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +30.77% -18.75% +5.26%
10th Percentile £20,750 £19,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £56,250 £55,000 £68,750
North West median annual salary £39,500 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +1.28% +4.00% -

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing WAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for WAN in Cheshire

WAN
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Salary trend for WAN in Cheshire

WAN
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in Cheshire over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for WAN in Cheshire

WAN
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +51 77 £40,500 -26.36% 4
Chester +3 12 £30,000 -41.46% 1
Knutsford - 12 £31,750 -
Daresbury - 7 £18,000 -
Crewe +2 4 £56,250 +54.11%
Wilmslow - 2 £42,500 -
WAN
North West

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT jobs citing WAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for WAN.

1 124 (89.21%) LAN
2 74 (53.24%) Windows
3 73 (52.52%) VPN
4 62 (44.60%) Microsoft
5 61 (43.88%) Cisco
6 60 (43.17%) Firewall
7 57 (41.01%) Active Directory
8 51 (36.69%) TCP/IP
8 51 (36.69%) DNS
9 45 (32.37%) Cisco Certification
10 43 (30.94%) Wireless
11 42 (30.22%) DHCP
12 38 (27.34%) Data Centre
13 37 (26.62%) Load Balancing
14 36 (25.90%) ITIL
15 35 (25.18%) MPLS
15 35 (25.18%) BGP
16 34 (24.46%) OSPF
16 34 (24.46%) Windows Server 2008
17 33 (23.74%) EIGRP
17 33 (23.74%) CCNP
18 32 (23.02%) Microsoft Office
19 30 (21.58%) SSL
19 30 (21.58%) F5
20 29 (20.86%) Windows Server 2012
20 29 (20.86%) Cisco IOS
21 28 (20.14%) Wireshark
21 28 (20.14%) IPsec
22 26 (18.71%) Windows Server
23 25 (17.99%) Ethernet

WAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (8.63%) MS Exchange
2 7 (5.04%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (5.04%) Skype for Business
3 6 (4.32%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (3.60%) IIS
5 2 (1.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 32 (23.02%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.44%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 17 (12.23%) Office 365
2 13 (9.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (5.04%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 124 (89.21%) LAN
2 73 (52.52%) VPN
3 60 (43.17%) Firewall
4 51 (36.69%) DNS
4 51 (36.69%) TCP/IP
5 43 (30.94%) Wireless
6 42 (30.22%) DHCP
7 35 (25.18%) BGP
7 35 (25.18%) MPLS
8 34 (24.46%) OSPF
9 33 (23.74%) EIGRP
10 30 (21.58%) SSL
11 29 (20.86%) Cisco IOS
12 28 (20.14%) IPsec
12 28 (20.14%) Wireshark
13 25 (17.99%) Ethernet
14 22 (15.83%) VoIP
15 21 (15.11%) IP Telephony
15 21 (15.11%) NX-OS
16 20 (14.39%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.60%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.44%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (5.04%) Metasploit
2 2 (1.44%) Jenkins
General
1 24 (17.27%) Finance
2 10 (7.19%) Financial Institution
3 5 (3.60%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.88%) Banking
5 3 (2.16%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.16%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.44%) Legal
6 2 (1.44%) Marketing
6 2 (1.44%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.72%) Billing
Job Titles
1 48 (34.53%) Analyst
2 36 (25.90%) Network Engineer
3 17 (12.23%) Support Engineer
4 16 (11.51%) Help Desk Analyst
5 12 (8.63%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 11 (7.91%) Senior Network Engineer
7 9 (6.47%) Operations Engineer
7 9 (6.47%) Service Analyst
7 9 (6.47%) Support Analyst
8 8 (5.76%) 3rd Line Support
8 8 (5.76%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 7 (5.04%) 1st Line Support
9 7 (5.04%) 1st Line Support Analyst
9 7 (5.04%) Active Directory Analyst
9 7 (5.04%) Cisco Engineer
9 7 (5.04%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 7 (5.04%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 7 (5.04%) Service Desk Analyst
10 6 (4.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (4.32%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.04%) CSS
2 1 (0.72%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.72%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 38 (27.34%) Data Centre
2 12 (8.63%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.04%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (3.60%) Life Science
4 5 (3.60%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.16%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.44%) iPad
6 2 (1.44%) Smart Energy
6 2 (1.44%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.72%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.72%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.72%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.72%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.72%) Replication
7 1 (0.72%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 74 (53.24%) Windows
2 34 (24.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 29 (20.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 26 (18.71%) Windows Server
5 20 (14.39%) Windows 7
6 14 (10.07%) Windows XP
7 12 (8.63%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (7.19%) Windows 10
9 6 (4.32%) Linux
10 5 (3.60%) Unix
11 3 (2.16%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (26.62%) Load Balancing
2 36 (25.90%) ITIL
3 18 (12.95%) Service Management
4 14 (10.07%) Service Delivery
5 12 (8.63%) Change Management
5 12 (8.63%) ITSM
5 12 (8.63%) Kalman Filter
6 10 (7.19%) ITIL V3
6 10 (7.19%) Project Management
7 8 (5.76%) Asset Management
8 7 (5.04%) Information Security
8 7 (5.04%) Open Source
8 7 (5.04%) Problem Management
9 6 (4.32%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (3.60%) Business Development
10 5 (3.60%) CRM
10 5 (3.60%) IT Strategy
10 5 (3.60%) Patch Management
10 5 (3.60%) Risk Management
10 5 (3.60%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (6.47%) Python
2 6 (4.32%) PowerShell
3 5 (3.60%) SQL
4 3 (2.16%) C
Qualifications
1 45 (32.37%) Cisco Certification
2 33 (23.74%) CCNP
3 21 (15.11%) CCNA
4 20 (14.39%) Degree
5 15 (10.79%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (9.35%) CCIE
7 10 (7.19%) MCSA
8 9 (6.47%) MCSE
9 8 (5.76%) SC Cleared
9 8 (5.76%) Security Cleared
10 4 (2.88%) MCP
11 3 (2.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (1.44%) CCA
12 2 (1.44%) Citrix Certification
12 2 (1.44%) MCITP
13 1 (0.72%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (11.51%) PMO
2 12 (8.63%) SLA
3 4 (2.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.72%) GDPR
System Software
1 57 (41.01%) Active Directory
2 16 (11.51%) Hyper-V
3 10 (7.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (5.04%) XenApp
5 6 (4.32%) XenDesktop
6 4 (2.88%) ProxySG
7 3 (2.16%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.44%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.72%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (3.60%) SCCM
2 2 (1.44%) FortiGate
2 2 (1.44%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.44%) Puppet
Vendors
1 62 (44.60%) Microsoft
2 61 (43.88%) Cisco
3 30 (21.58%) F5
4 25 (17.99%) Citrix
5 21 (15.11%) VMware
6 20 (14.39%) Riverbed
7 10 (7.19%) Juniper
8 7 (5.04%) Palo Alto
9 6 (4.32%) Blue Coat
10 4 (2.88%) Veeam
11 3 (2.16%) Infoblox
12 2 (1.44%) arcserve
12 2 (1.44%) Mitel
12 2 (1.44%) Sophos
12 2 (1.44%) Symantec
12 2 (1.44%) WatchGuard
13 1 (0.72%) Apple
13 1 (0.72%) CheckPoint
13 1 (0.72%) Google
13 1 (0.72%) Sage