The first table below looks at the demand for WAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Rochdale region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Rochdale region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 20 9 19
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +10
Permanent jobs citing WAN 2 3 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Rochdale 3.92% 14.29% 5.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.76% 16.67% 7.55%
Number of salaries quoted 2 3 4
Average salary £48,000 £29,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+62.71% -29.76%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Communications & Networking Category
Rochdale
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
42 18 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Rochdale 82.35% 85.71% 66.25%
Number of salaries quoted 41 18 53
Average salary £45,000 £33,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+36.36% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £19,000 £18,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £46,500 £45,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
WAN
Manchester

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Rochdale

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing WAN across the Rochdale region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Rochdale

WAN
Salary Trend in Rochdale

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

WAN Salary Trend in Rochdale

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Rochdale

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT jobs across the Rochdale 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 (100.00%) Internet
2 6 (75.00%) IPsec
3 4 (50.00%) VoIP
3 4 (50.00%) VPN
4 3 (37.50%) CCNP
4 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (37.50%) Ethernet
4 3 (37.50%) Windows
4 3 (37.50%) MPLS
4 3 (37.50%) OSPF
4 3 (37.50%) BGP
4 3 (37.50%) VMware
4 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (37.50%) Management Information System
5 2 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (25.00%) vCloud
5 2 (25.00%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (25.00%) Amazon S3
5 2 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (25.00%) vSphere
5 2 (25.00%) Fortinet
5 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (25.00%) DSL
5 2 (25.00%) Service Management
5 2 (25.00%) Firewall
5 2 (25.00%) Linux
5 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
5 2 (25.00%) PBX
5 2 (25.00%) Web Services
5 2 (25.00%) ITIL

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Rochdale by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT jobs across the Rochdale 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.

Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (25.00%) Amazon S3
1 2 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (100.00%) Internet
2 6 (75.00%) IPsec
3 4 (50.00%) VoIP
3 4 (50.00%) VPN
4 3 (37.50%) Ethernet
4 3 (37.50%) MPLS
4 3 (37.50%) OSPF
4 3 (37.50%) BGP
5 2 (25.00%) DSL
5 2 (25.00%) Firewall
5 2 (25.00%) PBX
5 2 (25.00%) SSL
6 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Architect
1 4 (50.00%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Engineering Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Service Desk Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Network Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Customer Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
1 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (25.00%) Linux
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 2 (25.00%) Service Management
1 2 (25.00%) ITIL
1 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) CCNP
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) vCloud
1 2 (25.00%) vSphere
1 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) VMware
2 2 (25.00%) Fortinet
2 2 (25.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft