The first table below looks at the demand for WAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Lancashire 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 Lancashire region.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 53 36 55
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +19
Permanent jobs citing WAN 5 26 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.08% 5.27% 1.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.20% 21.85% 7.35%
Number of salaries quoted 5 26 5
Average salary £44,000 £31,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+41.93% -40.95%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,600 £24,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £46,100 £39,250 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Communications & Networking Category
Lancashire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
49 119 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 10.58% 24.14% 13.55%
Number of salaries quoted 46 109 61
Average salary £29,000 £35,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.14% -7.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £16,400 £23,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £55,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
WAN
North West

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

WAN
Salary Trend in Lancashire

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

WAN Salary Trend in Lancashire

WAN
Salary Histogram in Lancashire

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

WAN Salary Histogram in Lancashire

WAN
Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Lancaster - 1 £16,000 -
WAN
North West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT jobs across the Lancashire 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 19 (70.37%) VMware
2 17 (62.96%) Firewall
2 17 (62.96%) LAN
2 17 (62.96%) Cisco
3 15 (55.56%) Citrix
3 15 (55.56%) Windows
4 11 (40.74%) SAN
4 11 (40.74%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (37.04%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (33.33%) CCNA
6 9 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
7 8 (29.63%) CCNP
8 7 (25.93%) Project Management
8 7 (25.93%) Terminal Services
8 7 (25.93%) Degree
9 6 (22.22%) VPN
9 6 (22.22%) MS Excel
10 5 (18.52%) MS Exchange
10 5 (18.52%) Active Directory
10 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (18.52%) XenApp
11 4 (14.81%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (14.81%) iPhone
11 4 (14.81%) VLAN
11 4 (14.81%) HP
11 4 (14.81%) CCIE
11 4 (14.81%) Juniper
11 4 (14.81%) Linux
11 4 (14.81%) VoIP

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT jobs across the Lancashire 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 (18.52%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.70%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 3 (11.11%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 17 (62.96%) LAN
1 17 (62.96%) Firewall
2 11 (40.74%) SAN
3 6 (22.22%) VPN
4 4 (14.81%) VoIP
4 4 (14.81%) VLAN
4 4 (14.81%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (7.41%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (3.70%) Wireless
6 1 (3.70%) MPLS
6 1 (3.70%) PBX
6 1 (3.70%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) MySQL
1 1 (3.70%) MS Access
General
1 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
1 2 (7.41%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.70%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 12 (44.44%) Consultant
2 10 (37.04%) Technical Consultant
3 6 (22.22%) Network Consultant
4 4 (14.81%) Project Manager
4 4 (14.81%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Technical Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Installations Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Server Support
6 2 (7.41%) Network Support
6 2 (7.41%) Network Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (7.41%) IT Project Manager
6 2 (7.41%) Cisco Consultant
6 2 (7.41%) IT Support
7 1 (3.70%) Operations Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) IT Support Technician
7 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 1 (3.70%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) IT Director
7 1 (3.70%) Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) iPhone
2 2 (7.41%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.70%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.70%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.70%) Thin Client
3 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.70%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 15 (55.56%) Windows
2 9 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (14.81%) Linux
5 3 (11.11%) Windows XP
5 3 (11.11%) Windows 7
6 2 (7.41%) Mac OS
6 2 (7.41%) Windows Vista
6 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (3.70%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.93%) Project Management
2 3 (11.11%) PRINCE2
2 3 (11.11%) Migration
3 2 (7.41%) ITIL
3 2 (7.41%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (3.70%) Service Management
4 1 (3.70%) Change Management
4 1 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (3.70%) Data Migration
4 1 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Management
Qualifications
1 10 (37.04%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (33.33%) CCNA
3 8 (29.63%) CCNP
4 7 (25.93%) Degree
5 4 (14.81%) CCIE
6 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (7.41%) A+ Certification
8 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (3.70%) MCSE
System Software
1 11 (40.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (25.93%) Terminal Services
3 5 (18.52%) XenApp
3 5 (18.52%) Active Directory
4 2 (7.41%) VMware ESX
4 2 (7.41%) Hyper-V
5 1 (3.70%) XenDesktop
5 1 (3.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) HP SIM
2 1 (3.70%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 19 (70.37%) VMware
2 17 (62.96%) Cisco
3 15 (55.56%) Citrix
4 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
5 4 (14.81%) HP
5 4 (14.81%) Juniper
6 2 (7.41%) SolarWinds
6 2 (7.41%) IBM
7 1 (3.70%) Avaya
7 1 (3.70%) Intel
7 1 (3.70%) Nortel
7 1 (3.70%) Mitel
7 1 (3.70%) SonicWALL
7 1 (3.70%) ProCurve