The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 4 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 54 49 38
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -11
Permanent jobs citing WAN 6 13 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.45% 2.93% 5.05%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.95% 15.12% 34.92%
Number of salaries quoted 6 12 19
Median salary £25,000 £29,750 £32,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-15.96% -7.03%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £23,650 £18,700
10% offered a salary of more than £32,250 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £41,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +10.66%
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
43 86 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 10.41% 19.41% 14.45%
Number of salaries quoted 37 83 53
Median salary £27,000 £33,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-19.40% +11.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £18,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £44,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

The demand trend of job ads across the Lancashire region citing WAN as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 4 May 2016.

WAN Salary Histogram in Lancashire

WAN
Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 4 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Blackburn - 2 £26,000 -
Accrington - 1 £37,500 -
Chorley - 1 £25,000 -
Newton-le-Willows - 1 £24,000 -
WAN
North West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 4 May 2016, 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for WAN.

1 10 (76.92%) LAN
1 10 (76.92%) Microsoft
1 10 (76.92%) Active Directory
1 10 (76.92%) Firewall
2 8 (61.54%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (61.54%) Windows
3 6 (46.15%) Cisco
3 6 (46.15%) VMware
4 5 (38.46%) DHCP
4 5 (38.46%) VPN
4 5 (38.46%) DNS
4 5 (38.46%) SQL
4 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
4 5 (38.46%) Windows 7
5 4 (30.77%) Office 365
5 4 (30.77%) Windows Server
5 4 (30.77%) MS Office
5 4 (30.77%) MS Exchange
5 4 (30.77%) SharePoint
5 4 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (23.08%) Change Management
6 3 (23.08%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (23.08%) Information Security Management
6 3 (23.08%) Security Management
6 3 (23.08%) BT
6 3 (23.08%) Finance
6 3 (23.08%) Supplier Management
6 3 (23.08%) Incident Management
6 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (23.08%) Document Management

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire 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 4 (30.77%) MS Exchange
1 4 (30.77%) SharePoint
2 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (15.38%) Skype for Business
4 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (30.77%) MS Office
2 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 4 (30.77%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (76.92%) Firewall
1 10 (76.92%) LAN
2 5 (38.46%) DHCP
2 5 (38.46%) DNS
2 5 (38.46%) VPN
3 3 (23.08%) Broadband
3 3 (23.08%) Internet
3 3 (23.08%) MPLS
3 3 (23.08%) PBX
3 3 (23.08%) SAN
3 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
4 2 (15.38%) VoIP
5 1 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (7.69%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (7.69%) Frame Relay
5 1 (7.69%) HTTP
5 1 (7.69%) VLAN
5 1 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
2 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) 2nd Line Support
1 4 (30.77%) Analyst
1 4 (30.77%) IT Analyst
1 4 (30.77%) IT Support
1 4 (30.77%) IT Support Analyst
1 4 (30.77%) Support Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) IT Manager
3 2 (15.38%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (7.69%) Field Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) IT Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) IT Technician
4 1 (7.69%) Network Technician
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Network Technician
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Technician
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) EqualLogic
2 1 (7.69%) Driving Licence
2 1 (7.69%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 8 (61.54%) Windows
1 8 (61.54%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (38.46%) Windows 7
3 4 (30.77%) Windows Server
4 2 (15.38%) Mac OS
4 2 (15.38%) Solaris
4 2 (15.38%) Unix
5 1 (7.69%) Windows 10
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Capacity Management
1 3 (23.08%) Change Management
1 3 (23.08%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (23.08%) Document Management
1 3 (23.08%) ERP
1 3 (23.08%) Incident Management
1 3 (23.08%) Information Security
1 3 (23.08%) Information Security Management
1 3 (23.08%) Portfolio Management
1 3 (23.08%) Problem Management
1 3 (23.08%) Security Management
1 3 (23.08%) Service Continuity Management
1 3 (23.08%) Software Licensing
1 3 (23.08%) Supplier Management
2 1 (7.69%) ITIL
2 1 (7.69%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) MCP
2 2 (15.38%) MCSA
2 2 (15.38%) MCSE
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (7.69%) CCNP
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (76.92%) Active Directory
2 4 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (23.08%) Hyper-V
3 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Vendors
1 10 (76.92%) Microsoft
2 6 (46.15%) Cisco
2 6 (46.15%) VMware
3 3 (23.08%) BT
3 3 (23.08%) Dell
3 3 (23.08%) Lotus
3 3 (23.08%) Sage
3 3 (23.08%) SonicWALL
4 2 (15.38%) Oracle
5 1 (7.69%) Citrix