The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 45 43 40
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -3
Permanent jobs citing WAN 6 16 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.41% 3.48% 3.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.22% 32.65% 24.36%
Number of salaries quoted 6 14 18
Average salary £27,500 £32,250 £30,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.72% +5.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £27,800 £20,550
10% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £39,250 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
WAN
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Lancashire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Lancashire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
73 49 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 17.18% 10.65% 15.92%
Number of salaries quoted 70 41 63
Average salary £36,250 £31,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.07% +14.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,058 £22,000 £19,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 2015. 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
Preston +14 4 £27,500 +57.14%
WAN
North West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 22 (78.57%) MS Exchange
2 21 (75.00%) Cisco
3 14 (50.00%) LAN
3 14 (50.00%) Windows
3 14 (50.00%) Linux
4 13 (46.43%) CCNA
4 13 (46.43%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (42.86%) Juniper
5 12 (42.86%) VMware
5 12 (42.86%) TCP/IP
6 11 (39.29%) RIP
6 11 (39.29%) Active Directory
6 11 (39.29%) MPLS
6 11 (39.29%) OSPF
6 11 (39.29%) Change Management
6 11 (39.29%) BGP
6 11 (39.29%) Project Management
7 10 (35.71%) Exchange Server 2010
8 9 (32.14%) Ubuntu
8 9 (32.14%) Red Hat
8 9 (32.14%) Firewall
8 9 (32.14%) SQL Server
9 8 (28.57%) JNCIA
9 8 (28.57%) LPIC
9 8 (28.57%) Retail
9 8 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (25.00%) vSphere
10 7 (25.00%) Junos
10 7 (25.00%) Management Information System
10 7 (25.00%) SQL

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 22 (78.57%) MS Exchange
2 10 (35.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (25.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (3.57%) WordPress
5 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (3.57%) IIS
5 1 (3.57%) SAS
5 1 (3.57%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 4 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 3 (10.71%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (50.00%) LAN
2 12 (42.86%) TCP/IP
3 11 (39.29%) MPLS
3 11 (39.29%) OSPF
3 11 (39.29%) BGP
3 11 (39.29%) RIP
4 9 (32.14%) Firewall
5 7 (25.00%) Junos
5 7 (25.00%) DHCP
6 6 (21.43%) DNS
7 5 (17.86%) Broadband
8 3 (10.71%) VPN
8 3 (10.71%) Internet
9 2 (7.14%) PBX
10 1 (3.57%) VoIP
10 1 (3.57%) IPv4
10 1 (3.57%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (32.14%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.57%) MySQL
3 1 (3.57%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (3.57%) MS Access
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (28.57%) Retail
2 5 (17.86%) Games
Job Titles
1 8 (28.57%) Support Engineer
2 7 (25.00%) Network Engineer
3 6 (21.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (17.86%) Operations Manager
4 5 (17.86%) Network Manager
4 5 (17.86%) Network Operations Manager
5 4 (14.29%) Network Support
5 4 (14.29%) Network Support Engineer
6 3 (10.71%) IT Support Engineer
6 3 (10.71%) IT Support
7 2 (7.14%) Network Operations Engineer
7 2 (7.14%) Operations Engineer
8 1 (3.57%) Service Desk Engineer
8 1 (3.57%) IT Technician
8 1 (3.57%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Manager
8 1 (3.57%) Technical Manager
8 1 (3.57%) Systems Manager
8 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 1 (3.57%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.57%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 14 (50.00%) Windows
1 14 (50.00%) Linux
2 9 (32.14%) Ubuntu
3 8 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (10.71%) Windows 8
6 2 (7.14%) Windows 7
6 2 (7.14%) Windows XP
7 1 (3.57%) Windows Vista
7 1 (3.57%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (39.29%) Project Management
1 11 (39.29%) Change Management
2 5 (17.86%) Mentoring
3 1 (3.57%) People Management
3 1 (3.57%) ERP
3 1 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (3.57%) Web Development
3 1 (3.57%) Load Balancing
3 1 (3.57%) Time Management
3 1 (3.57%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.00%) SQL
2 6 (21.43%) PowerShell
3 5 (17.86%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (46.43%) CCNA
1 13 (46.43%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (28.57%) JNCIA
2 8 (28.57%) LPIC
3 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (7.14%) Degree
4 2 (7.14%) MCSA
5 1 (3.57%) MCSE
5 1 (3.57%) A+ Certification
System Software
1 11 (39.29%) Active Directory
2 7 (25.00%) vSphere
3 6 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (7.14%) XenApp
5 1 (3.57%) Hyper-V
5 1 (3.57%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 6 (21.43%) WMI
Vendors
1 21 (75.00%) Cisco
2 12 (42.86%) Juniper
2 12 (42.86%) VMware
3 9 (32.14%) Red Hat
4 7 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 6 (21.43%) HP
6 5 (17.86%) Sophos
6 5 (17.86%) WatchGuard
7 3 (10.71%) NetApp
8 2 (7.14%) Draytek
8 2 (7.14%) Nortel
8 2 (7.14%) Citrix
8 2 (7.14%) Avaya
9 1 (3.57%) Epicor
9 1 (3.57%) Dell
9 1 (3.57%) NETGEAR