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 29 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 51 55 37
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -18
Permanent jobs citing WAN 9 9 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.09% 1.72% 5.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.37% 8.65% 34.92%
Number of salaries quoted 9 8 21
Median salary £27,000 £38,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-28.94% +16.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,200 £21,150 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
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
49 104 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 11.40% 19.85% 14.79%
Number of salaries quoted 41 101 57
Median salary £27,500 £33,500 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-17.91% +6.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,950 £18,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,250 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 29 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 29 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
Chorley - 3 £55,000 -
Blackburn - 2 £26,000 -
Preston +1 1 £70,000 +44.32%
Accrington - 1 £37,500 -
Newton-le-Willows - 1 £24,000 -
WAN
North West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 29 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 (71.43%) LAN
1 10 (71.43%) Microsoft
1 10 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 9 (64.29%) Firewall
3 7 (50.00%) Windows
3 7 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (42.86%) Office 365
4 6 (42.86%) DNS
5 5 (35.71%) MS Exchange
5 5 (35.71%) VPN
5 5 (35.71%) Windows 7
6 4 (28.57%) Capacity Management
6 4 (28.57%) Skype for Business
6 4 (28.57%) Problem Management
6 4 (28.57%) Windows Server
6 4 (28.57%) Cisco
6 4 (28.57%) DHCP
6 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
6 4 (28.57%) SharePoint
6 4 (28.57%) VMware
7 3 (21.43%) MPLS
7 3 (21.43%) Information Security
7 3 (21.43%) Security Management
7 3 (21.43%) MCP
7 3 (21.43%) SQL
7 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
7 3 (21.43%) MS Office
7 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
7 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (21.43%) Computer Science

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 5 (35.71%) MS Exchange
2 4 (28.57%) SharePoint
2 4 (28.57%) Skype for Business
3 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 3 (21.43%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 6 (42.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (71.43%) LAN
2 9 (64.29%) Firewall
3 6 (42.86%) DNS
4 5 (35.71%) VPN
5 4 (28.57%) DHCP
6 3 (21.43%) MPLS
6 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
7 2 (14.29%) Broadband
7 2 (14.29%) IMAP
7 2 (14.29%) Internet
7 2 (14.29%) PBX
7 2 (14.29%) SAN
7 2 (14.29%) SMTP
7 2 (14.29%) VoIP
8 1 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (7.14%) Cisco PIX
8 1 (7.14%) Frame Relay
8 1 (7.14%) HTTP
8 1 (7.14%) VLAN
8 1 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (21.43%) Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) IT Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) IT Support
2 3 (21.43%) IT Support Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Support Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Exchange Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) IT Manager
4 1 (7.14%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (7.14%) Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Field Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) IT Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) IT Technician
4 1 (7.14%) Lync Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Network Technician
4 1 (7.14%) Security Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Network Technician
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Technician
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Computer Science
2 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (14.29%) EqualLogic
3 1 (7.14%) Driving Licence
3 1 (7.14%) iPad
3 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (50.00%) Windows
1 7 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (35.71%) Windows 7
3 4 (28.57%) Windows Server
4 2 (14.29%) Mac OS
5 1 (7.14%) Solaris
5 1 (7.14%) Unix
5 1 (7.14%) Windows 10
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Capacity Management
1 4 (28.57%) Problem Management
2 3 (21.43%) Information Security
2 3 (21.43%) Security Management
3 2 (14.29%) Change Management
3 2 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (14.29%) Document Management
3 2 (14.29%) ERP
3 2 (14.29%) High Availability
3 2 (14.29%) Incident Management
3 2 (14.29%) Information Security Management
3 2 (14.29%) ITIL
3 2 (14.29%) Migration
3 2 (14.29%) Portfolio Management
3 2 (14.29%) Service Continuity Management
3 2 (14.29%) Software Licensing
3 2 (14.29%) Supplier Management
4 1 (7.14%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (7.14%) Identity Access Management
4 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) SQL
2 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) MCP
2 2 (14.29%) MCSA
2 2 (14.29%) MCSE
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
2 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) CCNP
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (7.14%) CISM
3 1 (7.14%) CISSP
3 1 (7.14%) Degree
3 1 (7.14%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (7.14%) PCI DSS
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (14.29%) Hyper-V
3 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Vendors
1 10 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 4 (28.57%) Cisco
2 4 (28.57%) VMware
3 2 (14.29%) BT
3 2 (14.29%) Dell
3 2 (14.29%) Lotus
3 2 (14.29%) Sage
3 2 (14.29%) SonicWALL
4 1 (7.14%) Citrix
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle