The table below looks at the statistics 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 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 7 18 8
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -10
Permanent jobs citing WAN 4 2 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Rochdale 9.52% 4.55% 15.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.12% 9.09% 16.22%
Number of salaries quoted 4 2 6
Average salary £50,000 £38,250 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.71% -1.92%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +10.66%
WAN
Manchester

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Rochdale region.

Communications & Networking Category
Rochdale
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
33 22 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Rochdale 78.57% 50.00% 94.87%
Number of salaries quoted 33 22 37
Average salary £35,000 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.63% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,500 £40,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £52,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 1 May 2016, 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 (88.89%) PRINCE2
1 8 (88.89%) PMP
1 8 (88.89%) PMI Certification
1 8 (88.89%) Internet
1 8 (88.89%) Migration
1 8 (88.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 8 (88.89%) Line Management
1 8 (88.89%) Driving Licence
2 1 (11.11%) Firewall
2 1 (11.11%) Apple
2 1 (11.11%) Terminal Services
2 1 (11.11%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) MCSE
2 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 1 (11.11%) LAN
2 1 (11.11%) VPN
2 1 (11.11%) SSL
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) HP
2 1 (11.11%) Citrix
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (11.11%) VLAN
2 1 (11.11%) Private Cloud
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
2 1 (11.11%) XenApp
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (11.11%) Office 365
2 1 (11.11%) Replication

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Rochdale by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (88.89%) Internet
2 1 (11.11%) Firewall
2 1 (11.11%) LAN
2 1 (11.11%) SSL
2 1 (11.11%) VLAN
2 1 (11.11%) VPN
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) Project Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Senior Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Senior Project Manager
2 2 (22.22%) WAN Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 8 (88.89%) Driving Licence
2 1 (11.11%) Private Cloud
2 1 (11.11%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
1 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Line Management
1 8 (88.89%) Migration
1 8 (88.89%) PRINCE2
Qualifications
1 8 (88.89%) PMI Certification
1 8 (88.89%) PMP
1 8 (88.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (11.11%) MCSE
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Terminal Services
1 1 (11.11%) XenApp
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Apple
1 1 (11.11%) Cisco
1 1 (11.11%) Citrix
1 1 (11.11%) HP
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft