The table below looks at the statistics for LAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Preston region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 21 27 25
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -2
Permanent jobs citing LAN 4 2 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 4.12% 1.64% 1.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 50.00% 18.18% 18.18%
Number of salaries quoted 4 1 2
Average salary £27,500 £17,500 £22,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+57.14% -23.07%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
LAN
Lancashire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Preston region.

Communications & Networking Category
Preston
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
8 11 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 8.25% 9.02% 10.58%
Number of salaries quoted 8 8 11
Average salary £29,750 £37,123 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-19.85% +34.99%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £18,500 £17,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £37,123
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing LAN across the Preston region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

LAN Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

LAN
Salary Trend in Preston

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing LAN across the Preston region.

LAN Salary Trend in Preston

LAN
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT jobs across the Preston region citing LAN 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 LAN.

1 5 (100.00%) WAN
2 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) VMware
2 4 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (60.00%) Retail
3 3 (60.00%) Cisco
3 3 (60.00%) NetApp
4 1 (20.00%) Internet
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (20.00%) DHCP
4 1 (20.00%) VPN
4 1 (20.00%) DNS
4 1 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) VB.NET
4 1 (20.00%) .NET
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (20.00%) MS Office
4 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (20.00%) Office 365
4 1 (20.00%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (20.00%) Kalman Filter

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT jobs across the Preston region citing LAN 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 LAN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) WAN
2 1 (20.00%) DHCP
2 1 (20.00%) VPN
2 1 (20.00%) DNS
2 1 (20.00%) Internet
2 1 (20.00%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (60.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Support Engineer
1 3 (60.00%) IT Support Engineer
1 3 (60.00%) IT Support
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
1 1 (20.00%) VB.NET
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) VMware
2 3 (60.00%) NetApp
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft