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 28 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 40 59 70
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +11
Permanent jobs citing WAN 15 5 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 3.94% 1.00% 0.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 26.79% 7.14% 3.70%
Number of salaries quoted 15 4 2
Median salary £33,654 £27,500 £13,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
+22.37% +107.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £24,350 £9,450
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £29,250 £17,050
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +3.75%
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
56 70 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 14.70% 14.06% 10.53%
Number of salaries quoted 48 65 49
Median salary £33,654 £30,000 £28,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+12.17% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,300 £17,500 £11,450
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £40,000 £46,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 28 August 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 28 August 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
Preston +6 7 £33,654 +33.28%
Chorley - 2 £32,500 -
WAN
North West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 22 (91.67%) LAN
2 13 (54.17%) Microsoft
3 11 (45.83%) Windows
4 10 (41.67%) Active Directory
4 10 (41.67%) VMware
4 10 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (33.33%) Windows Server
5 8 (33.33%) Firewall
6 7 (29.17%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (25.00%) Cisco
7 6 (25.00%) MS Exchange
7 6 (25.00%) MCSE
7 6 (25.00%) SQL
7 6 (25.00%) SQL Server
8 5 (20.83%) DNS
8 5 (20.83%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (20.83%) VLAN
8 5 (20.83%) XenApp
9 4 (16.67%) SolarWinds
9 4 (16.67%) Hyper-V
9 4 (16.67%) HP SIM
9 4 (16.67%) Office 365
9 4 (16.67%) FortiGate
9 4 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
9 4 (16.67%) Wireless
9 4 (16.67%) BT
9 4 (16.67%) Juniper

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 6 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (12.50%) Skype for Business
3 2 (8.33%) Apache
3 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.17%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (91.67%) LAN
2 8 (33.33%) Firewall
3 5 (20.83%) DNS
3 5 (20.83%) VLAN
3 5 (20.83%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (16.67%) Broadband
4 4 (16.67%) Wireless
5 3 (12.50%) DHCP
5 3 (12.50%) TCP/IP
5 3 (12.50%) VoIP
6 2 (8.33%) HTTP
6 2 (8.33%) IMAP
6 2 (8.33%) MPLS
6 2 (8.33%) SMTP
6 2 (8.33%) VPN
7 1 (4.17%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (4.17%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (4.17%) Frame Relay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.33%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (8.33%) MySQL
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (16.67%) Designer
1 4 (16.67%) ICT Engineer
1 4 (16.67%) Server Support
1 4 (16.67%) Solutions Designer
2 3 (12.50%) IT Support
2 3 (12.50%) Windows Server Support
3 2 (8.33%) 1st Line Support
3 2 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (8.33%) Analyst
3 2 (8.33%) Exchange Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) IT Analyst
3 2 (8.33%) IT Support Analyst
3 2 (8.33%) Network Support
3 2 (8.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Server Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Support Analyst
3 2 (8.33%) Windows Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Windows Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (29.17%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (12.50%) Computer Science
3 2 (8.33%) Fat Client
3 2 (8.33%) iPad
3 2 (8.33%) Replication
3 2 (8.33%) Thin Client
4 1 (4.17%) Driving Licence
4 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (45.83%) Windows
2 10 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (12.50%) Windows 7
5 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (4.17%) Mac OS
6 1 (4.17%) Solaris
6 1 (4.17%) Unix
6 1 (4.17%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
2 2 (8.33%) Capacity Management
2 2 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (8.33%) High Availability
2 2 (8.33%) ITIL
2 2 (8.33%) Logistics
2 2 (8.33%) Migration
2 2 (8.33%) Problem Management
3 1 (4.17%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (4.17%) Data Protection
3 1 (4.17%) E-Commerce
3 1 (4.17%) Feasibility Study
3 1 (4.17%) Identity Access Management
3 1 (4.17%) Information Security
3 1 (4.17%) Mentoring
3 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2
3 1 (4.17%) Security Architecture
3 1 (4.17%) Security Management
3 1 (4.17%) Service Delivery
3 1 (4.17%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 6 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (8.33%) PHP
2 2 (8.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (25.00%) MCSE
1 6 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (8.33%) CCNA
3 2 (8.33%) MCP
3 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.17%) CCNP
4 1 (4.17%) CISM
4 1 (4.17%) CISSP
4 1 (4.17%) Degree
4 1 (4.17%) DV Cleared
4 1 (4.17%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (4.17%) PCI DSS
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (41.67%) Active Directory
2 6 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (20.83%) XenApp
4 4 (16.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) FortiGate
1 4 (16.67%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 13 (54.17%) Microsoft
2 10 (41.67%) VMware
3 6 (25.00%) Cisco
4 4 (16.67%) BT
4 4 (16.67%) HP
4 4 (16.67%) Juniper
4 4 (16.67%) SolarWinds
5 3 (12.50%) Citrix
6 2 (8.33%) arcserve
6 2 (8.33%) IBM
6 2 (8.33%) Intel
6 2 (8.33%) Mitel
6 2 (8.33%) ProCurve
6 2 (8.33%) Sophos
7 1 (4.17%) Oracle