The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Preston region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 3 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 30 17 28
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +11
Permanent jobs citing WAN 1 5 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 0.66% 6.41% 5.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.11% 38.46% 58.82%
Number of salaries quoted 1 5 4
Median salary £23,500 £32,500 £31,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
-27.69% +4.00%
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +12.00%
WAN
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
9 13 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 5.96% 16.67% 9.39%
Number of salaries quoted 9 13 11
Median salary £35,000 £32,500 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £18,400 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £32,000 £32,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

The demand trend of job ads across the Preston region citing WAN as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

WAN
Salary Trend in Preston

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

WAN Salary Trend in Preston

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 Preston region with a requirement for WAN.

1 8 (100.00%) LAN
2 5 (62.50%) Wireless
3 4 (50.00%) BT
3 4 (50.00%) Broadband
3 4 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (37.50%) Firewall
4 3 (37.50%) Windows
4 3 (37.50%) Hyper-V
5 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (25.00%) PHP
5 2 (25.00%) MySQL
5 2 (25.00%) Apache
5 2 (25.00%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (25.00%) DHCP
5 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
5 2 (25.00%) DNS
5 2 (25.00%) VMware
5 2 (25.00%) Citrix
5 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (12.50%) Cisco
6 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
6 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
6 1 (12.50%) Unix
6 1 (12.50%) Oracle
6 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
6 1 (12.50%) SQL
6 1 (12.50%) AIX

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Preston 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 2 (25.00%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 8 (100.00%) LAN
2 5 (62.50%) Wireless
3 4 (50.00%) Broadband
3 4 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (37.50%) Firewall
5 2 (25.00%) DHCP
5 2 (25.00%) DNS
5 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Crystal Reports
1 2 (25.00%) MySQL
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (12.50%) Retail
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Designer
1 4 (50.00%) ICT Engineer
1 4 (50.00%) Solutions Designer
2 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) IT Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) IT Support
3 1 (12.50%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Support
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Support Analyst
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (12.50%) AIX
3 1 (12.50%) Solaris
3 1 (12.50%) Unix
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) PHP
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
1 1 (12.50%) MCSE
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Hyper-V
2 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) BT
2 2 (25.00%) Citrix
2 2 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle