Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Preston with a requirement for WAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited WAN over the 6 months to 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
Lancashire > Preston
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 32 34
Rank change year-on-year -13 +2 +10
Permanent jobs citing WAN 3 8 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Preston 1.20% 3.60% 3.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.00% 42.11% 33.33%
Number of salaries quoted 3 8 6
Preston median annual salary £32,500 £33,654 £29,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.43% +16.05% +11.54%
10th Percentile £25,276 £24,325 £19,750
90th Percentile £44,750 £35,000 £34,500
Lancashire median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £28,750
% change year-on-year +7.14% +21.74% +12.75%

WAN is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Preston with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Preston
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 20 19 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Preston 8.03% 8.56% 10.34%
Number of salaries quoted 19 19 20
Preston median annual salary £31,000 £33,654 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.88% +34.61% -9.91%
10th Percentile £17,850 £22,150 £17,750
90th Percentile £47,500 £42,500 £41,275
Lancashire median annual salary £32,500 £33,077 £30,000
% change year-on-year -1.74% +10.26% +7.14%

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Preston

Job postings citing WAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Preston.

Job vacancy trend for WAN in Preston

WAN
Salary Trend in Preston

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

Salary trend for WAN in Preston

WAN
Salary Histogram in Preston

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in Preston over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for WAN in Preston

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 Preston region with a requirement for WAN.

1 3 (100.00%) LAN
1 3 (100.00%) VoIP
1 3 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) LDAP
2 2 (66.67%) Office 365
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) VPN
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) Break/Fix
3 1 (33.33%) Nortel
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Avaya
3 1 (33.33%) SAN
3 1 (33.33%) Apple
3 1 (33.33%) NHS
3 1 (33.33%) MPLS
3 1 (33.33%) Blackberry
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) MCSE
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) MCP
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) Replication
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) SCCM
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7

WAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Preston 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 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Office 365
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) LAN
1 3 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (100.00%) VoIP
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) LDAP
2 2 (66.67%) VPN
3 1 (33.33%) MPLS
3 1 (33.33%) SAN
3 1 (33.33%) Skype
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) IT Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Cloud Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Desktop Support
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Server Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Storage Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Virtualisation Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Blackberry
1 1 (33.33%) NHS
1 1 (33.33%) Private Cloud
1 1 (33.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 10
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Break/Fix
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
1 1 (33.33%) Network Management
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) MCP
1 1 (33.33%) MCSE
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) Apple
2 1 (33.33%) Avaya
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Nortel
2 1 (33.33%) VMware