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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 63 54 55
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +1
Permanent jobs citing WAN 2 12 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.41% 2.12% 1.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.77% 11.76% 12.31%
Number of salaries quoted 2 11 8
Average salary £13,250 £24,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-45.91% -30.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £9,450 £24,500 £29,650
10% offered a salary of more than £17,050 £55,000 £55,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+5.33% -1.31%
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
53 102 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 10.86% 18.05% 12.45%
Number of salaries quoted 47 93 60
Average salary £28,000 £28,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.75% -18.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £11,000 £18,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £47,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
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 16 September 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
Blackburn +16 2 £13,250 -22.05%
WAN
North West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 14 (66.67%) Firewall
2 13 (61.90%) Windows
2 13 (61.90%) LAN
2 13 (61.90%) Cisco
3 12 (57.14%) VMware
4 10 (47.62%) Citrix
5 9 (42.86%) SAN
6 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 7 (33.33%) VPN
7 6 (28.57%) CCNP
7 6 (28.57%) Project Management
7 6 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (28.57%) iPhone
8 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (23.81%) Terminal Services
8 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (23.81%) CCNA
8 5 (23.81%) MS Excel
9 4 (19.05%) MS Exchange
9 4 (19.05%) VoIP
9 4 (19.05%) Mac OS
9 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (19.05%) VLAN
9 4 (19.05%) Degree
10 3 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (14.29%) Migration
10 3 (14.29%) Windows XP
10 3 (14.29%) CCIE
10 3 (14.29%) Windows 8

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 4 (19.05%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (23.81%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.76%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 14 (66.67%) Firewall
2 13 (61.90%) LAN
3 9 (42.86%) SAN
4 7 (33.33%) VPN
5 4 (19.05%) VoIP
5 4 (19.05%) VLAN
6 3 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (9.52%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (4.76%) Network Security
8 1 (4.76%) Wireless
8 1 (4.76%) MPLS
General
1 2 (9.52%) Telecoms
1 2 (9.52%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (52.38%) Consultant
2 9 (42.86%) Technical Consultant
3 5 (23.81%) Network Consultant
4 3 (14.29%) Technical Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Project Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Cisco Consultant
5 2 (9.52%) Installations Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) IT Project Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Operations Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) IT Director
6 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) iPhone
2 1 (4.76%) CCTV
2 1 (4.76%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 13 (61.90%) Windows
2 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (19.05%) Mac OS
3 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (14.29%) Windows XP
4 3 (14.29%) Windows 8
5 2 (9.52%) Linux
5 2 (9.52%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) Project Management
2 3 (14.29%) Migration
3 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2
3 2 (9.52%) Time Management
4 1 (4.76%) Mentoring
4 1 (4.76%) Data Migration
4 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (4.76%) ITIL
4 1 (4.76%) Change Management
Qualifications
1 6 (28.57%) CCNP
1 6 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (23.81%) CCNA
3 4 (19.05%) Degree
4 3 (14.29%) CCIE
5 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 6 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (23.81%) Terminal Services
3 2 (9.52%) Active Directory
3 2 (9.52%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.76%) XenApp
4 1 (4.76%) XenDesktop
4 1 (4.76%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 13 (61.90%) Cisco
2 12 (57.14%) VMware
3 10 (47.62%) Citrix
4 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.76%) HP
5 1 (4.76%) Juniper