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 29 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 68 59 33
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -26
Permanent jobs citing WAN 3 5 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.55% 1.07% 5.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.80% 10.00% 22.03%
Number of salaries quoted 3 5 26
Average salary £30,000 £44,000 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-31.81% +41.93%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,400 £19,600 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £44,800 £46,100 £39,250
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
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
79 50 118
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 14.39% 10.73% 24.38%
Number of salaries quoted 78 46 108
Average salary £37,500 £30,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,500 £16,300 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £46,500 £42,500 £44,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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
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 July 2015.

WAN Salary Histogram 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 29 July 2015. 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 - 2 £33,250 -
Blackpool - 1 £30,000 -
WAN
North West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 (93.33%) LAN
2 11 (73.33%) Cisco
2 11 (73.33%) VMware
2 11 (73.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (53.33%) NetApp
3 8 (53.33%) Windows
4 7 (46.67%) Internet
5 6 (40.00%) Project Management
5 6 (40.00%) Service Management
5 6 (40.00%) Change Management
5 6 (40.00%) ITIL
5 6 (40.00%) MS Exchange
5 6 (40.00%) HP
6 5 (33.33%) EMC
6 5 (33.33%) MS Office
6 5 (33.33%) Client/Server
6 5 (33.33%) Business Continuity
6 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
6 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 5 (33.33%) Nimble Storage
6 5 (33.33%) Veeam
7 4 (26.67%) Windows 7
7 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (20.00%) Retail
8 3 (20.00%) MPLS
8 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (13.33%) Firewall
9 2 (13.33%) Blackberry

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 6 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (13.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (6.67%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (6.67%) WordPress
4 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (6.67%) IIS
4 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (93.33%) LAN
2 7 (46.67%) Internet
3 3 (20.00%) MPLS
4 2 (13.33%) DHCP
4 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
4 2 (13.33%) VPN
4 2 (13.33%) DSL
4 2 (13.33%) Firewall
5 1 (6.67%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (6.67%) DNS
5 1 (6.67%) RIP
5 1 (6.67%) PBX
5 1 (6.67%) WLAN
5 1 (6.67%) OSPF
5 1 (6.67%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (6.67%) MS Access
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (6.67%) MySQL
General
1 3 (20.00%) Retail
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (20.00%) Support Engineer
1 3 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 3 (20.00%) IT Support Engineer
1 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Manager
1 3 (20.00%) Technical Manager
1 3 (20.00%) IT Support
2 2 (13.33%) Service Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Systems Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Help Desk Support
3 1 (6.67%) Help Desk Support Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Technical Services Manager
3 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Services Delivery Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support
3 1 (6.67%) Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Network Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Server Support
3 1 (6.67%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) .NET
1 1 (6.67%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Client/Server
2 2 (13.33%) Blackberry
3 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.67%) Statistics
3 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (53.33%) Windows
2 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (26.67%) Windows 7
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (13.33%) Linux
5 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
5 1 (6.67%) Ubuntu
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Vista
5 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) ITIL
1 6 (40.00%) Project Management
1 6 (40.00%) Service Management
1 6 (40.00%) Change Management
2 5 (33.33%) Business Continuity
3 2 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
4 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
4 1 (6.67%) ERP
4 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
4 1 (6.67%) Asset Management
4 1 (6.67%) Web Development
4 1 (6.67%) Problem Management
4 1 (6.67%) Data Protection
4 1 (6.67%) Network Management
4 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (6.67%) Capacity Management
4 1 (6.67%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (6.67%) People Management
4 1 (6.67%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) CCNA
1 2 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (13.33%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) MCSE
2 1 (6.67%) MCSA
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (6.67%) JNCIA
2 1 (6.67%) LPIC
System Software
1 11 (73.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (6.67%) Terminal Services
3 1 (6.67%) XenApp
3 1 (6.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (73.33%) Cisco
1 11 (73.33%) VMware
2 8 (53.33%) NetApp
3 6 (40.00%) HP
4 5 (33.33%) EMC
4 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 5 (33.33%) Veeam
4 5 (33.33%) Nimble Storage
5 1 (6.67%) Red Hat
5 1 (6.67%) Nortel
5 1 (6.67%) Citrix
5 1 (6.67%) Avaya
5 1 (6.67%) Juniper
5 1 (6.67%) Epicor