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

Location
3 months to
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 42 57 45
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -12
Permanent jobs citing WAN 24 8 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 4.74% 1.48% 3.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 40.00% 13.79% 25.00%
Number of salaries quoted 12 8 13
Average salary £27,500 £27,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,600 £26,850 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £31,450 £38,150 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,750 £38,000
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +1.97%
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
60 58 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 11.86% 10.70% 12.47%
Number of salaries quoted 46 46 50
Average salary £31,500 £27,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.54% -15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £16,500 £19,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £62,500 £38,500
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 27 November 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
Preston - 10 £31,250 - 1
Blackburn +5 1 £20,000 -27.27%
Skelmersdale - 1 - -
WAN
North West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 23 (88.46%) MS Exchange
2 18 (69.23%) Cisco
3 15 (57.69%) Linux
4 13 (50.00%) Windows
5 12 (46.15%) LAN
5 12 (46.15%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (46.15%) Juniper
5 12 (46.15%) CCNA
5 12 (46.15%) Active Directory
6 11 (42.31%) RIP
6 11 (42.31%) TCP/IP
6 11 (42.31%) MPLS
6 11 (42.31%) OSPF
6 11 (42.31%) BGP
6 11 (42.31%) Project Management
6 11 (42.31%) Change Management
7 10 (38.46%) Exchange Server 2010
8 9 (34.62%) VMware
8 9 (34.62%) Ubuntu
8 9 (34.62%) Red Hat
9 8 (30.77%) JNCIA
9 8 (30.77%) LPIC
9 8 (30.77%) Management Information System
9 8 (30.77%) Microsoft
9 8 (30.77%) SQL Server
9 8 (30.77%) Junos
9 8 (30.77%) vSphere
9 8 (30.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (26.92%) HP
10 7 (26.92%) Firewall

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 23 (88.46%) MS Exchange
2 10 (38.46%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (23.08%) SharePoint
4 3 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (3.85%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (23.08%) MS Excel
2 3 (11.54%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (19.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (46.15%) LAN
2 11 (42.31%) RIP
2 11 (42.31%) TCP/IP
2 11 (42.31%) MPLS
2 11 (42.31%) OSPF
2 11 (42.31%) BGP
3 8 (30.77%) Junos
4 7 (26.92%) Firewall
5 6 (23.08%) DNS
5 6 (23.08%) DHCP
6 5 (19.23%) Broadband
7 4 (15.38%) VPN
8 3 (11.54%) PBX
8 3 (11.54%) VoIP
9 2 (7.69%) Internet
10 1 (3.85%) IPv4
10 1 (3.85%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (30.77%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.69%) MS Access
2 2 (7.69%) MySQL
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (19.23%) Games
1 5 (19.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (23.08%) Network Engineer
1 6 (23.08%) Operations Manager
1 6 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 6 (23.08%) Network Manager
1 6 (23.08%) Network Operations Manager
2 5 (19.23%) Support Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Network Support Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Network Support
4 2 (7.69%) Operations Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Network Operations Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Service Desk Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Project Manager
5 1 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support Technician
5 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Technical Manager
5 1 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (3.85%) Field Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 8 (30.77%) Management Information System
2 3 (11.54%) iPhone
3 2 (7.69%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.85%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 15 (57.69%) Linux
2 13 (50.00%) Windows
3 9 (34.62%) Ubuntu
4 8 (30.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (19.23%) Windows XP
6 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (15.38%) Windows 8
8 3 (11.54%) Mac OS
9 2 (7.69%) Windows 7
9 2 (7.69%) Windows Vista
10 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (42.31%) Project Management
1 11 (42.31%) Change Management
2 6 (23.08%) Mentoring
3 3 (11.54%) Time Management
4 1 (3.85%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (3.85%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 6 (23.08%) SQL
1 6 (23.08%) PowerShell
2 5 (19.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (46.15%) CCNA
1 12 (46.15%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (30.77%) JNCIA
2 8 (30.77%) LPIC
3 6 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (7.69%) A+ Certification
4 2 (7.69%) Degree
5 1 (3.85%) MCSA
System Software
1 12 (46.15%) Active Directory
2 8 (30.77%) vSphere
3 3 (11.54%) XenApp
3 3 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (7.69%) Terminal Services
5 1 (3.85%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (23.08%) WMI
Vendors
1 18 (69.23%) Cisco
2 12 (46.15%) Juniper
3 9 (34.62%) Red Hat
3 9 (34.62%) VMware
4 8 (30.77%) Microsoft
5 7 (26.92%) HP
6 5 (19.23%) Sophos
6 5 (19.23%) WatchGuard
7 3 (11.54%) Nortel
7 3 (11.54%) Citrix
7 3 (11.54%) Avaya
8 2 (7.69%) Draytek
9 1 (3.85%) NETGEAR
9 1 (3.85%) Dell
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