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 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 47 88
Rank change year-on-year +7 +41  
Permanent jobs citing WAN 80 39 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 5.50% 4.05% 2.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 30.53% 22.03% 13.03%
Number of salaries quoted 72 25 25
Median salary £37,500 £45,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.66% +20.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £21,600 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - -5.88%  

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

Communications & Computer Network Skills
Cheshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 262 177 284
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 18.01% 18.38% 16.77%
Number of salaries quoted 198 135 194
Median salary £45,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £20,000 £24,100
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing WAN as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +19 50 £37,000 -17.77% 8
Chester +7 4 £31,500 +14.54%
Knutsford -31 3 £61,250 - 4
Crewe - 2 £55,000 -
Daresbury - 2 £18,000 -
Runcorn -11 1 - - 1
WAN
North West

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 108 (96.43%) LAN
2 73 (65.18%) VPN
3 60 (53.57%) Windows
4 54 (48.21%) Microsoft
5 38 (33.93%) Firewall
6 36 (32.14%) Cisco
7 33 (29.46%) VMware
8 32 (28.57%) TCP/IP
9 31 (27.68%) SAN
10 29 (25.89%) Active Directory
11 27 (24.11%) Citrix
12 26 (23.21%) MPLS
13 23 (20.54%) VoIP
13 23 (20.54%) Windows Server 2008
13 23 (20.54%) Hyper-V
13 23 (20.54%) Data Centre
14 22 (19.64%) ITIL
15 21 (18.75%) Windows Server
16 20 (17.86%) DNS
16 20 (17.86%) MS Exchange
17 19 (16.96%) Wireless
18 18 (16.07%) BGP
18 18 (16.07%) Ethernet
18 18 (16.07%) Cisco Certification
19 17 (15.18%) OSPF
19 17 (15.18%) EIGRP
19 17 (15.18%) Finance
19 17 (15.18%) Windows Server 2012
20 16 (14.29%) Office 365
20 16 (14.29%) CCNP

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 20 (17.86%) MS Exchange
2 6 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (1.79%) IIS
3 2 (1.79%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.89%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (9.82%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 16 (14.29%) Office 365
2 14 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (8.04%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 108 (96.43%) LAN
2 73 (65.18%) VPN
3 38 (33.93%) Firewall
4 32 (28.57%) TCP/IP
5 31 (27.68%) SAN
6 26 (23.21%) MPLS
7 23 (20.54%) VoIP
8 20 (17.86%) DNS
9 19 (16.96%) Wireless
10 18 (16.07%) BGP
10 18 (16.07%) Ethernet
11 17 (15.18%) EIGRP
11 17 (15.18%) OSPF
12 15 (13.39%) Remote Desktop
13 12 (10.71%) Cisco ASA
13 12 (10.71%) Cisco IOS
13 12 (10.71%) DHCP
13 12 (10.71%) Wireshark
14 11 (9.82%) SSL
15 10 (8.93%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.46%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.79%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.89%) Metasploit
General
1 17 (15.18%) Finance
2 10 (8.93%) Telecoms
3 7 (6.25%) Pharmaceutical
4 5 (4.46%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.68%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.79%) Banking
6 2 (1.79%) Games
6 2 (1.79%) Legal
7 1 (0.89%) Advertising
7 1 (0.89%) Billing
7 1 (0.89%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (20.54%) Network Engineer
2 18 (16.07%) Analyst
3 16 (14.29%) Support Engineer
4 14 (12.50%) Senior Network Engineer
5 11 (9.82%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 10 (8.93%) 3rd Line Support
6 10 (8.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 10 (8.93%) Network Analyst
7 9 (8.04%) 2nd Line Support
8 7 (6.25%) Technical Support
9 6 (5.36%) Desktop Engineer
9 6 (5.36%) Desktop Support
10 5 (4.46%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 5 (4.46%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 5 (4.46%) Field Engineer
10 5 (4.46%) Field Support Engineer
10 5 (4.46%) Team Leader
10 5 (4.46%) Technical Engineer
10 5 (4.46%) Technical Support Engineer
11 4 (3.57%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.57%) .NET
2 3 (2.68%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 23 (20.54%) Data Centre
2 9 (8.04%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.68%) Private Cloud
3 3 (2.68%) Virtual Team
4 2 (1.79%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.79%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.79%) EPoS
4 2 (1.79%) Life Science
4 2 (1.79%) Replication
5 1 (0.89%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.89%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.89%) Smart Energy
5 1 (0.89%) Smart Meter
5 1 (0.89%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 60 (53.57%) Windows
2 23 (20.54%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (18.75%) Windows Server
4 17 (15.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (9.82%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (8.93%) Windows 8
7 9 (8.04%) Windows 10
7 9 (8.04%) Windows 7
8 7 (6.25%) Linux
8 7 (6.25%) Windows XP
9 5 (4.46%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (19.64%) ITIL
2 15 (13.39%) Service Delivery
3 14 (12.50%) Load Balancing
3 14 (12.50%) Project Management
4 13 (11.61%) Service Management
5 10 (8.93%) Mentoring
6 8 (7.14%) Asset Management
6 8 (7.14%) Information Security
6 8 (7.14%) ITSM
6 8 (7.14%) Kalman Filter
7 7 (6.25%) Change Management
8 6 (5.36%) ITIL V3
9 5 (4.46%) Incident Management
9 5 (4.46%) Line Management
9 5 (4.46%) Migration
9 5 (4.46%) Network Management
10 4 (3.57%) High Availability
10 4 (3.57%) Network Design
10 4 (3.57%) Network Monitoring
10 4 (3.57%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (9.82%) PowerShell
2 6 (5.36%) SQL
3 5 (4.46%) Python
4 4 (3.57%) C#
4 4 (3.57%) Delphi
5 3 (2.68%) Pascal
5 3 (2.68%) R
6 1 (0.89%) Perl
6 1 (0.89%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 18 (16.07%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (14.29%) CCNP
3 14 (12.50%) Degree
4 7 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (5.36%) MCSE
5 6 (5.36%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (4.46%) CCA
6 5 (4.46%) Citrix Certification
6 5 (4.46%) MCITP
6 5 (4.46%) SC Cleared
6 5 (4.46%) Security Cleared
6 5 (4.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (3.57%) CCIE
8 3 (2.68%) CCNA
9 2 (1.79%) MCP
10 1 (0.89%) CISM
10 1 (0.89%) CISSP
10 1 (0.89%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.89%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.25%) SLA
2 5 (4.46%) PMO
3 2 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.89%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 29 (25.89%) Active Directory
2 23 (20.54%) Hyper-V
3 14 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (9.82%) Terminal Services
5 8 (7.14%) XenApp
6 7 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (3.57%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.89%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.89%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (5.36%) SCCM
2 3 (2.68%) FortiGate
3 2 (1.79%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.79%) Puppet
Vendors
1 54 (48.21%) Microsoft
2 36 (32.14%) Cisco
3 33 (29.46%) VMware
4 27 (24.11%) Citrix
5 15 (13.39%) F5
6 11 (9.82%) Riverbed
7 7 (6.25%) Juniper
8 3 (2.68%) Avaya
8 3 (2.68%) Blue Coat
9 2 (1.79%) arcserve
9 2 (1.79%) Aruba
9 2 (1.79%) Dell
9 2 (1.79%) Google
9 2 (1.79%) HP
9 2 (1.79%) Samsung
9 2 (1.79%) Sophos
9 2 (1.79%) Symantec
10 1 (0.89%) Apple
10 1 (0.89%) Infoblox
10 1 (0.89%) Veeam
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