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 29 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 25 24 19
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -5
Permanent jobs citing WAN 9 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 5.42% 1.02% 2.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 60.00% 100.00% 25.00%
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 2
Average salary £31,500 £34,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.35% +13.33%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +1.33%
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
15 1 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 9.04% 1.02% 9.20%
Number of salaries quoted 9 1 7
Average salary £31,500 £34,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.35% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £34,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £34,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 29 December 2014, 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 8 (80.00%) Linux
1 8 (80.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (60.00%) Cisco
2 6 (60.00%) Juniper
3 5 (50.00%) MPLS
3 5 (50.00%) OSPF
3 5 (50.00%) BGP
3 5 (50.00%) Project Management
3 5 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (50.00%) CCNA
3 5 (50.00%) RIP
3 5 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 5 (50.00%) Change Management
4 4 (40.00%) Windows
5 3 (30.00%) MS Office
5 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
5 3 (30.00%) LAN
5 3 (30.00%) PBX
5 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
5 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (30.00%) Nortel
5 3 (30.00%) Citrix
5 3 (30.00%) Red Hat
5 3 (30.00%) Avaya
5 3 (30.00%) Ubuntu
5 3 (30.00%) VMware
5 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (30.00%) XenApp
5 3 (30.00%) vSphere
6 2 (20.00%) Junos

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, 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 (80.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Office
1 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) RIP
1 5 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 5 (50.00%) MPLS
1 5 (50.00%) OSPF
1 5 (50.00%) BGP
2 3 (30.00%) LAN
2 3 (30.00%) PBX
3 2 (20.00%) Internet
3 2 (20.00%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) MySQL
1 2 (20.00%) MS Access
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Network Engineer
2 5 (50.00%) Support Engineer
3 4 (40.00%) Network Support Engineer
3 4 (40.00%) Network Support
4 2 (20.00%) Operations Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Network Operations Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Technician
5 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
5 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (10.00%) Support Technician
5 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) Linux
2 4 (40.00%) Windows
3 3 (30.00%) Ubuntu
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Vista
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Project Management
1 5 (50.00%) Change Management
2 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) CCNA
1 5 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (20.00%) A+ Certification
2 2 (20.00%) JNCIA
2 2 (20.00%) LPIC
2 2 (20.00%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (30.00%) XenApp
1 3 (30.00%) vSphere
2 2 (20.00%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Cisco
1 6 (60.00%) Juniper
2 3 (30.00%) Red Hat
2 3 (30.00%) VMware
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) Nortel
2 3 (30.00%) Citrix
2 3 (30.00%) Avaya
3 1 (10.00%) HP
3 1 (10.00%) Draytek