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 6 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 19 32 21
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -11
Permanent jobs citing LAN 3 3 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 3.66% 2.08% 3.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 50.00% 100.00% 25.00%
Number of salaries quoted 3 2 3
Average salary £27,500 £25,750 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.79% -9.64%
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
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
6 3 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 7.32% 2.08% 14.63%
Number of salaries quoted 6 2 12
Average salary £32,000 £25,750 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+24.27% -6.36%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 6 (100.00%) WAN
2 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) VMware
2 5 (83.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (50.00%) Retail
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco
3 3 (50.00%) NetApp
4 2 (33.33%) Terminal Services
4 2 (33.33%) Nortel
4 2 (33.33%) Citrix
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (33.33%) A+ Certification
4 2 (33.33%) Avaya
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 2 (33.33%) Linux
4 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 2 (33.33%) MS Access
4 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
4 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
4 2 (33.33%) PBX
4 2 (33.33%) Degree
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Vista
4 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
4 2 (33.33%) MySQL
4 2 (33.33%) MS Office
4 2 (33.33%) vSphere
4 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (33.33%) XenApp

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Office
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) WAN
2 2 (33.33%) PBX
3 1 (16.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) MySQL
1 2 (33.33%) MS Access
General
1 3 (50.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Support Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) IT Support Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) IT Support
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Technician
2 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Support Technician
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Vista
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 8
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (33.33%) A+ Certification
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (33.33%) XenApp
2 2 (33.33%) vSphere
2 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) VMware
2 3 (50.00%) NetApp
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) Nortel
3 2 (33.33%) Citrix
3 2 (33.33%) Avaya
4 1 (16.67%) HP
4 1 (16.67%) Draytek