The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Lancashire region.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 57 36 59
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +23
Permanent jobs citing WAN 5 25 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.07% 5.19% 1.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.00% 21.37% 7.58%
Number of salaries quoted 5 25 5
Average salary £44,000 £31,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+41.93% -40.95%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,600 £24,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £46,100 £39,600 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Communications & Networking Category
Lancashire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
50 117 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 10.68% 24.27% 13.17%
Number of salaries quoted 46 107 59
Average salary £30,000 £35,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £16,300 £22,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £55,000 £44,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
WAN
North West

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 28 July 2014.

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 28 July 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
Lancaster - 1 £16,000 -
WAN
North West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 19 (73.08%) VMware
2 17 (65.38%) Firewall
2 17 (65.38%) Cisco
3 16 (61.54%) LAN
4 15 (57.69%) Windows
4 15 (57.69%) Citrix
5 11 (42.31%) SAN
5 11 (42.31%) VMware Infrastructure
6 10 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (34.62%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (34.62%) CCNA
8 8 (30.77%) Microsoft
8 8 (30.77%) CCNP
9 7 (26.92%) Terminal Services
10 6 (23.08%) Project Management
10 6 (23.08%) VPN
10 6 (23.08%) MS Excel
10 6 (23.08%) Degree
11 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (19.23%) XenApp
11 5 (19.23%) MS Exchange
11 5 (19.23%) Active Directory
12 4 (15.38%) HP
12 4 (15.38%) CCIE
12 4 (15.38%) Juniper
12 4 (15.38%) Linux
12 4 (15.38%) VoIP
12 4 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
12 4 (15.38%) iPhone
12 4 (15.38%) VLAN

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 5 (19.23%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.85%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (23.08%) MS Excel
2 3 (11.54%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 17 (65.38%) Firewall
2 16 (61.54%) LAN
3 11 (42.31%) SAN
4 6 (23.08%) VPN
5 4 (15.38%) VoIP
5 4 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (15.38%) VLAN
6 2 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (3.85%) Network Security
7 1 (3.85%) MPLS
7 1 (3.85%) Wireless
7 1 (3.85%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) MySQL
1 1 (3.85%) MS Access
General
1 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
1 2 (7.69%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.85%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 12 (46.15%) Consultant
2 10 (38.46%) Technical Consultant
3 6 (23.08%) Network Consultant
4 4 (15.38%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) Technical Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) Project Manager
6 2 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (7.69%) Network Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Server Support
6 2 (7.69%) IT Project Manager
6 2 (7.69%) Installations Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Network Support
6 2 (7.69%) IT Support
6 2 (7.69%) Cisco Consultant
7 1 (3.85%) Operations Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) IT Director
7 1 (3.85%) Server Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) IT Support Technician
7 1 (3.85%) Support Technician
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) iPhone
2 2 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.85%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.85%) Replication
3 1 (3.85%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.85%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 15 (57.69%) Windows
2 9 (34.62%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (15.38%) Linux
5 3 (11.54%) Windows 7
5 3 (11.54%) Windows XP
6 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (7.69%) Mac OS
6 2 (7.69%) Windows Vista
7 1 (3.85%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (23.08%) Project Management
2 3 (11.54%) Migration
3 2 (7.69%) PRINCE2
3 2 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (3.85%) Data Migration
4 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (3.85%) Change Management
4 1 (3.85%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 10 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (34.62%) CCNA
3 8 (30.77%) CCNP
4 6 (23.08%) Degree
5 4 (15.38%) CCIE
6 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (7.69%) A+ Certification
8 1 (3.85%) MCSE
System Software
1 11 (42.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (26.92%) Terminal Services
3 5 (19.23%) XenApp
3 5 (19.23%) Active Directory
4 2 (7.69%) VMware ESX
4 2 (7.69%) Hyper-V
5 1 (3.85%) XenDesktop
5 1 (3.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) HP SIM
2 1 (3.85%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 19 (73.08%) VMware
2 17 (65.38%) Cisco
3 15 (57.69%) Citrix
4 8 (30.77%) Microsoft
5 4 (15.38%) HP
5 4 (15.38%) Juniper
6 2 (7.69%) IBM
6 2 (7.69%) SolarWinds
7 1 (3.85%) SonicWALL
7 1 (3.85%) ProCurve
7 1 (3.85%) Mitel
7 1 (3.85%) Intel
7 1 (3.85%) Nortel
7 1 (3.85%) Avaya