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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 18 10 14
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +4
Permanent jobs citing WAN 2 3 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Rochdale 3.77% 12.50% 9.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.65% 14.29% 15.22%
Number of salaries quoted 2 3 7
Average salary £48,000 £29,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+62.71% -9.23%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
43 21 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Rochdale 81.13% 87.50% 63.89%
Number of salaries quoted 42 20 46
Average salary £46,250 £30,000 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+54.16% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £19,000 £18,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £46,500 £45,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 22 August 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 3 (100.00%) Internet
2 2 (66.67%) DSL
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Web Services
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) PRINCE2
2 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (66.67%) PBX
2 2 (66.67%) Ethernet
2 2 (66.67%) SSL
2 2 (66.67%) IPsec
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (66.67%) Amazon S3
2 2 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (66.67%) vSphere
2 2 (66.67%) Fortinet
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (66.67%) vCloud
2 2 (66.67%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) SLA
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) Service Management
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Rochdale by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (66.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (66.67%) Amazon S3
1 2 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) Internet
2 2 (66.67%) DSL
2 2 (66.67%) PBX
2 2 (66.67%) Ethernet
2 2 (66.67%) SSL
2 2 (66.67%) IPsec
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Engineering Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Service Desk Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) PRINCE2
1 2 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
1 2 (66.67%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (33.33%) Service Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) vSphere
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (66.67%) vCloud
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
1 2 (66.67%) Fortinet
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat