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

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 18 32 24
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -8
Permanent jobs citing WAN 4 2 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 5.26% 1.36% 1.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 66.67% 66.67% 8.33%
Number of salaries quoted 4 1 1
Average salary £27,500 £17,500 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+57.14% -38.59%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+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
6 3 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 7.89% 2.04% 13.19%
Number of salaries quoted 6 1 12
Average salary £32,000 £17,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+82.85% -36.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £17,500 £17,900
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £17,500
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (76.92%) Cisco
2 8 (61.54%) Linux
2 8 (61.54%) MS Exchange
3 7 (53.85%) Juniper
4 6 (46.15%) MPLS
4 6 (46.15%) OSPF
4 6 (46.15%) BGP
4 6 (46.15%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (46.15%) RIP
4 6 (46.15%) TCP/IP
4 6 (46.15%) CCNA
4 6 (46.15%) Windows
4 6 (46.15%) Change Management
5 5 (38.46%) VMware
5 5 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (38.46%) LAN
5 5 (38.46%) Project Management
6 4 (30.77%) Red Hat
6 4 (30.77%) Ubuntu
7 3 (23.08%) Retail
7 3 (23.08%) JNCIA
7 3 (23.08%) LPIC
7 3 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (23.08%) NetApp
8 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
8 2 (15.38%) Avaya
8 2 (15.38%) Internet
8 2 (15.38%) PBX
8 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
8 2 (15.38%) Nortel

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 8 (61.54%) MS Exchange
2 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Office
1 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (46.15%) RIP
1 6 (46.15%) TCP/IP
1 6 (46.15%) MPLS
1 6 (46.15%) OSPF
1 6 (46.15%) BGP
2 5 (38.46%) LAN
3 2 (15.38%) PBX
3 2 (15.38%) Internet
3 2 (15.38%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) MySQL
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.69%) MS Access
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (23.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Support Engineer
2 7 (53.85%) Network Engineer
3 4 (30.77%) Network Support Engineer
3 4 (30.77%) Network Support
4 3 (23.08%) IT Support Engineer
4 3 (23.08%) IT Support
5 2 (15.38%) Operations Engineer
5 2 (15.38%) Network Operations Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
6 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (61.54%) Linux
2 6 (46.15%) Windows
3 4 (30.77%) Ubuntu
4 3 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
5 1 (7.69%) Windows 8
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Vista
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Change Management
2 5 (38.46%) Project Management
3 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (7.69%) Kalman Filter
Qualifications
1 6 (46.15%) CCNA
1 6 (46.15%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (23.08%) JNCIA
2 3 (23.08%) LPIC
3 1 (7.69%) Degree
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (7.69%) A+ Certification
System Software
1 5 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (15.38%) XenApp
2 2 (15.38%) vSphere
2 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
3 1 (7.69%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 10 (76.92%) Cisco
2 7 (53.85%) Juniper
3 5 (38.46%) VMware
4 4 (30.77%) Red Hat
5 3 (23.08%) NetApp
6 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
6 2 (15.38%) Nortel
6 2 (15.38%) Citrix
6 2 (15.38%) Avaya
7 1 (7.69%) Draytek