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

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 24 - 24
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing WAN 7 0 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 4.40% - 4.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 43.75% - 30.00%
Number of salaries quoted 6 0 6
Average salary £53,000 - £25,000
90% offered a salary of more than £20,250 - £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 - £27,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
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
16 15 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 10.06% 11.63% 15.75%
Number of salaries quoted 15 14 18
Average salary £25,000 £37,123 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-32.65% +34.99%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £20,175 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £45,000 £37,123
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing WAN across the Preston region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Salary Histogram in Preston

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing WAN across the Preston region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

WAN Salary Histogram in Preston

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs across the Preston 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 10 (90.91%) LAN
1 10 (90.91%) VMware Infrastructure
1 10 (90.91%) VMware
2 9 (81.82%) Cisco
3 8 (72.73%) NetApp
4 6 (54.55%) HP
4 6 (54.55%) ITIL
4 6 (54.55%) Internet
4 6 (54.55%) Change Management
5 5 (45.45%) Service Management
5 5 (45.45%) Project Management
5 5 (45.45%) Business Continuity
5 5 (45.45%) Windows
5 5 (45.45%) EMC
5 5 (45.45%) Client/Server
5 5 (45.45%) Veeam
5 5 (45.45%) Nimble Storage
6 3 (27.27%) MS Exchange
6 3 (27.27%) Retail
7 2 (18.18%) MS Office
7 2 (18.18%) Linux
7 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (9.09%) Office 365
8 1 (9.09%) Structured Cabling
8 1 (9.09%) Kalman Filter
8 1 (9.09%) Security Patching
8 1 (9.09%) vSphere
8 1 (9.09%) Network Management
8 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
8 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs across the Preston 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 3 (27.27%) MS Exchange
2 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (90.91%) LAN
2 6 (54.55%) Internet
3 1 (9.09%) MPLS
3 1 (9.09%) OSPF
3 1 (9.09%) BGP
3 1 (9.09%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (9.09%) PBX
3 1 (9.09%) WLAN
3 1 (9.09%) DHCP
3 1 (9.09%) RIP
3 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
3 1 (9.09%) VPN
3 1 (9.09%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) MySQL
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 1 (9.09%) MS Access
General
1 3 (27.27%) Retail
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Support Engineer
1 3 (27.27%) IT Support Engineer
1 3 (27.27%) Infrastructure Manager
1 3 (27.27%) Technical Manager
1 3 (27.27%) IT Support
2 2 (18.18%) Service Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Help Desk Support
3 1 (9.09%) Help Desk Support Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Supplier Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Vendor Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Delivery Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Services Manager
3 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Services Delivery Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Network Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Client/Server
2 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 1 (9.09%) Statistics
2 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Windows
2 2 (18.18%) Linux
3 1 (9.09%) Windows XP
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (9.09%) Ubuntu
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Vista
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) ITIL
1 6 (54.55%) Change Management
2 5 (45.45%) Project Management
2 5 (45.45%) Service Management
2 5 (45.45%) Business Continuity
3 1 (9.09%) Network Management
3 1 (9.09%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (9.09%) Security Patching
3 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
3 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
3 1 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
1 1 (9.09%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) CCNA
1 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (9.09%) JNCIA
1 1 (9.09%) LPIC
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
System Software
1 10 (90.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (9.09%) XenApp
2 1 (9.09%) vSphere
2 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 10 (90.91%) VMware
2 9 (81.82%) Cisco
3 8 (72.73%) NetApp
4 6 (54.55%) HP
5 5 (45.45%) EMC
5 5 (45.45%) Veeam
5 5 (45.45%) Nimble Storage
6 1 (9.09%) Nortel
6 1 (9.09%) Citrix
6 1 (9.09%) Avaya
6 1 (9.09%) Juniper
6 1 (9.09%) Red Hat
6 1 (9.09%) Microsoft