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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 23 - 22
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing WAN 3 0 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 2.88% - 5.07%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 33.33% - 26.92%
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 7
Average salary £25,250 - £24,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +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
9 6 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 8.65% 4.11% 18.84%
Number of salaries quoted 8 5 25
Average salary £25,000 £28,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.71% +12.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £20,250 £18,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £45,000 £32,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 28 August 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 9 (90.00%) LAN
1 9 (90.00%) VMware
2 8 (80.00%) Cisco
2 8 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (60.00%) HP
3 6 (60.00%) ITIL
3 6 (60.00%) Internet
4 5 (50.00%) Project Management
4 5 (50.00%) Service Management
4 5 (50.00%) NetApp
4 5 (50.00%) Change Management
4 5 (50.00%) Client/Server
4 5 (50.00%) EMC
4 5 (50.00%) Business Continuity
4 5 (50.00%) Veeam
4 5 (50.00%) Nimble Storage
5 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
5 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
5 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
5 3 (30.00%) Windows
5 3 (30.00%) SQL
5 3 (30.00%) Firewall
6 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (20.00%) MS Office
6 2 (20.00%) Linux
6 2 (20.00%) Oracle
6 2 (20.00%) CCNA

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (30.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (90.00%) LAN
2 6 (60.00%) Internet
3 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (30.00%) Firewall
4 1 (10.00%) Wireless
4 1 (10.00%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (10.00%) VPN
4 1 (10.00%) DNS
4 1 (10.00%) OSPF
4 1 (10.00%) BGP
4 1 (10.00%) PBX
4 1 (10.00%) VoIP
4 1 (10.00%) WLAN
4 1 (10.00%) DHCP
4 1 (10.00%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (10.00%) MS Access
3 1 (10.00%) MySQL
General
1 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Support Analyst
1 3 (30.00%) Analyst
1 3 (30.00%) Infrastructure Manager
1 3 (30.00%) Technical Manager
2 2 (20.00%) IT Support
2 2 (20.00%) Service Manager
2 2 (20.00%) IT Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Help Desk Support
3 1 (10.00%) Help Desk Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Help Desk Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Services Delivery Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Supplier Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Vendor Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Delivery Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Services Manager
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (10.00%) Statistics
2 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Vista
3 1 (10.00%) Android
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (10.00%) AIX
3 1 (10.00%) Solaris
3 1 (10.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) ITIL
2 5 (50.00%) Project Management
2 5 (50.00%) Service Management
2 5 (50.00%) Business Continuity
2 5 (50.00%) Change Management
3 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (10.00%) Network Management
4 1 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (10.00%) Security Patching
4 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) CCNA
1 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (10.00%) A+ Certification
2 1 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) MCP
2 1 (10.00%) MCSE
2 1 (10.00%) CCNP
System Software
1 8 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (20.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (10.00%) Terminal Services
3 1 (10.00%) XenApp
3 1 (10.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) VMware
2 8 (80.00%) Cisco
3 6 (60.00%) HP
4 5 (50.00%) EMC
4 5 (50.00%) NetApp
4 5 (50.00%) Veeam
4 5 (50.00%) Nimble Storage
5 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (20.00%) Oracle
7 1 (10.00%) Google
7 1 (10.00%) Apple
7 1 (10.00%) Nortel
7 1 (10.00%) Citrix
7 1 (10.00%) Avaya
7 1 (10.00%) Juniper