The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for WAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
North West / Lancashire
Rank 46 48 49
Rank change year-on-year +2 +1  
Permanent jobs citing WAN 9 3 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 2.17% 0.90% 1.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.75% 13.04% 8.45%
Number of salaries quoted 9 3 6
Median salary £25,000 £25,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -9.09%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  

WAN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
Lancashire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 61 23 71
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 14.73% 6.93% 16.67%
Number of salaries quoted 53 21 69
Median salary £35,000 £27,500 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +27.27% -25.67%  
90% offered a salary of more than £18,000 £24,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £41,000 £55,000 £37,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +3.65%  

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire citing WAN as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for WAN in Lancashire

WAN
Salary Trend in Lancashire

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

Salary trend for WAN in Lancashire

WAN
Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chorley +7 7 £25,000 -
Blackburn +3 2 £18,000 -30.09%
WAN
North West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for WAN.

1 25 (80.65%) LAN
2 21 (67.74%) Cisco
2 21 (67.74%) Microsoft
2 21 (67.74%) Firewall
3 16 (51.61%) VMware
3 16 (51.61%) Active Directory
4 15 (48.39%) Solaris
5 11 (35.48%) Disaster Recovery
5 11 (35.48%) SQL
5 11 (35.48%) Oracle
5 11 (35.48%) SQL Server
5 11 (35.48%) Unix
5 11 (35.48%) Windows
5 11 (35.48%) Oracle Database 11g
5 11 (35.48%) Hyper-V
5 11 (35.48%) Oracle Database
6 10 (32.26%) MS Exchange
7 9 (29.03%) TCP/IP
8 8 (25.81%) Linux
8 8 (25.81%) CheckPoint
9 7 (22.58%) CCNP
9 7 (22.58%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (22.58%) Windows Server
9 7 (22.58%) Network Security
10 6 (19.35%) Intrusion Detection
10 6 (19.35%) Sendmail
10 6 (19.35%) Test Automation
10 6 (19.35%) Threat Analysis
10 6 (19.35%) Lotus
10 6 (19.35%) VPN

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire 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 10 (32.26%) MS Exchange
2 6 (19.35%) IBM Notes
3 4 (12.90%) Confluence
4 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (12.90%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.45%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.90%) Office 365
1 4 (12.90%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (80.65%) LAN
2 21 (67.74%) Firewall
3 9 (29.03%) TCP/IP
4 7 (22.58%) Network Security
5 6 (19.35%) FTP
5 6 (19.35%) HTTP
5 6 (19.35%) Internet
5 6 (19.35%) Intrusion Detection
5 6 (19.35%) SMTP
5 6 (19.35%) VPN
6 5 (16.13%) BGP
6 5 (16.13%) MPLS
6 5 (16.13%) OSPF
7 4 (12.90%) DECT
7 4 (12.90%) Unified Communications
8 3 (9.68%) WLAN
9 2 (6.45%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (3.23%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (3.23%) VLAN
10 1 (3.23%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (35.48%) Oracle Database
1 11 (35.48%) Oracle Database 11g
1 11 (35.48%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (12.90%) JIRA
General
1 1 (3.23%) Retail
1 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (38.71%) Analyst
1 12 (38.71%) Support Analyst
2 11 (35.48%) IT Analyst
2 11 (35.48%) IT Support
2 11 (35.48%) IT Support Analyst
3 7 (22.58%) Network Engineer
4 6 (19.35%) 1st Line Support
5 5 (16.13%) Lead Network Engineer
6 4 (12.90%) Desktop Support
6 4 (12.90%) Infrastructure Manager
7 3 (9.68%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 2 (6.45%) 2nd Line Support
8 2 (6.45%) Network Team Leader
8 2 (6.45%) Principal Engineer
8 2 (6.45%) Team Leader
9 1 (3.23%) 3rd Line Support
9 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 1 (3.23%) Technical Analyst
9 1 (3.23%) Technical Support
9 1 (3.23%) Technical Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (19.35%) Client/Server
2 4 (12.90%) Fat Client
2 4 (12.90%) Thin Client
3 2 (6.45%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 15 (48.39%) Solaris
2 11 (35.48%) Unix
2 11 (35.48%) Windows
3 8 (25.81%) Linux
4 7 (22.58%) Windows Server
5 4 (12.90%) CentOS
6 2 (6.45%) AIX
6 2 (6.45%) Windows 7
6 2 (6.45%) Windows 8
6 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (6.45%) Windows XP
7 1 (3.23%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (35.48%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (19.35%) Test Automation
2 6 (19.35%) Threat Analysis
3 5 (16.13%) Mentoring
4 4 (12.90%) Analytics
4 4 (12.90%) CRM
4 4 (12.90%) Data Analytics
4 4 (12.90%) ERP
4 4 (12.90%) Information Security
5 3 (9.68%) Network Design
5 3 (9.68%) Network Management
6 2 (6.45%) Validation
7 1 (3.23%) Data Security
7 1 (3.23%) ITIL
7 1 (3.23%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 11 (35.48%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (22.58%) CCNP
1 7 (22.58%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (16.13%) MCSE
2 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (12.90%) CISSP
3 4 (12.90%) JNCIP
3 4 (12.90%) RHCE
3 4 (12.90%) SCNA
3 4 (12.90%) SCSA
3 4 (12.90%) Sun Certification
4 2 (6.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (51.61%) Active Directory
2 11 (35.48%) Hyper-V
3 6 (19.35%) Sendmail
4 2 (6.45%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (6.45%) FortiGate
3 1 (3.23%) SCOM
Vendors
1 21 (67.74%) Cisco
1 21 (67.74%) Microsoft
2 16 (51.61%) VMware
3 11 (35.48%) Oracle
4 8 (25.81%) CheckPoint
5 6 (19.35%) Lotus
6 4 (12.90%) Canon
6 4 (12.90%) NetApp
6 4 (12.90%) Wyse
7 2 (6.45%) Citrix
7 2 (6.45%) Juniper
7 2 (6.45%) Palo Alto
8 1 (3.23%) Dell
8 1 (3.23%) Intel Security
8 1 (3.23%) Mitel
8 1 (3.23%) Panasonic