The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 17 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 66 72 76
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +4
Permanent jobs citing WAN 211 208 183
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.62% 3.52% 3.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.69% 11.85% 12.27%
Number of salaries quoted 155 157 167
Average salary £39,000 £50,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.00% +13.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £29,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £75,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.59% +2.66%
WAN
South East

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

Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1805 1755 1491
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 31.01% 29.67% 27.15%
Number of salaries quoted 1064 1204 1158
Average salary £42,500 £47,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.57% +4.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

WAN
Salary Trend in Berkshire

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

WAN Salary Trend in Berkshire

WAN
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing WAN across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 17 December 2014.

WAN Salary Histogram in Berkshire

WAN
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 17 December 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -6 79 £35,250 -35.90% 2
Bracknell -10 46 £35,000 +9.37%
Slough +7 40 £55,000 +22.22% 4
Newbury +14 16 £40,000 -20.79% 2
Maidenhead 0 6 £61,250 +19.51%
Wokingham +2 2 £38,750 +17.42%
WAN
South East

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT jobs across the Berkshire 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.

1 293 (84.20%) LAN
2 215 (61.78%) Windows
3 172 (49.43%) Cisco
4 169 (48.56%) Firewall
5 134 (38.51%) VMware
6 107 (30.75%) Cisco Certification
7 94 (27.01%) Linux
8 91 (26.15%) VPN
9 90 (25.86%) ITIL
10 89 (25.57%) Active Directory
11 87 (25.00%) TCP/IP
12 80 (22.99%) Windows Server 2008
13 79 (22.70%) Microsoft
13 79 (22.70%) CCNA
13 79 (22.70%) VMware Infrastructure
14 70 (20.11%) Windows Server 2003
15 63 (18.10%) DNS
15 63 (18.10%) Juniper
16 60 (17.24%) Network Security
17 59 (16.95%) MS Exchange
17 59 (16.95%) Citrix
18 52 (14.94%) HP
18 52 (14.94%) SAN
19 50 (14.37%) MS Excel
20 49 (14.08%) Hyper-V
21 48 (13.79%) MPLS
22 47 (13.51%) Cisco ASA
23 46 (13.22%) SQL Server
24 45 (12.93%) SQL
24 45 (12.93%) CCNP

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT jobs across the Berkshire 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 59 (16.95%) MS Exchange
2 35 (10.06%) Exchange Server 2013
3 33 (9.48%) Exchange Server 2010
4 18 (5.17%) Lync
5 15 (4.31%) Tomcat
5 15 (4.31%) IIS
6 13 (3.74%) SharePoint
7 11 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2007
8 8 (2.30%) WebSphere
9 6 (1.72%) Apache
10 5 (1.44%) IBM Notes
11 3 (0.86%) IBM HTTP Server
11 3 (0.86%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.57%) JBoss
12 2 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 50 (14.37%) MS Excel
2 22 (6.32%) MS Office
3 4 (1.15%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.86%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.59%) Office 365
2 3 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.57%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 293 (84.20%) LAN
2 169 (48.56%) Firewall
3 91 (26.15%) VPN
4 87 (25.00%) TCP/IP
5 63 (18.10%) DNS
6 60 (17.24%) Network Security
7 52 (14.94%) SAN
8 48 (13.79%) MPLS
9 47 (13.51%) Cisco ASA
10 38 (10.92%) VoIP
11 36 (10.34%) Wireless
11 36 (10.34%) OSPF
12 35 (10.06%) BGP
12 35 (10.06%) IPsec
13 29 (8.33%) DHCP
13 29 (8.33%) Ethernet
14 23 (6.61%) WLAN
15 22 (6.32%) VLAN
16 18 (5.17%) SSL
17 16 (4.60%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (13.22%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.02%) Relational Database
3 8 (2.30%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (1.44%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (0.86%) IDOL
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (0.29%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.29%) MySQL
6 1 (0.29%) DB2
Development Applications
1 26 (7.47%) LoadRunner
2 9 (2.59%) QuickTest Pro
3 7 (2.01%) WinRunner
4 6 (1.72%) SilkPerformer
5 3 (0.86%) JIRA
5 3 (0.86%) Selenium
5 3 (0.86%) MSTest
5 3 (0.86%) Bugzilla
5 3 (0.86%) TestDirector
6 2 (0.57%) ClearQuest
General
1 42 (12.07%) Telecoms
2 26 (7.47%) Finance
3 21 (6.03%) Retail
4 10 (2.87%) Manufacturing
5 7 (2.01%) Marketing
6 5 (1.44%) Legal
7 2 (0.57%) Banking
8 1 (0.29%) Billing
8 1 (0.29%) Law
Job Titles
1 88 (25.29%) Support Engineer
2 63 (18.10%) Network Engineer
3 38 (10.92%) Consultant
4 30 (8.62%) 3rd Line Support
5 27 (7.76%) Analyst
5 27 (7.76%) Technical Engineer
6 24 (6.90%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 23 (6.61%) Technical Support
8 22 (6.32%) Architect
9 20 (5.75%) Technical Support Engineer
10 19 (5.46%) Project Manager
10 19 (5.46%) Test Consultant
11 17 (4.89%) Infrastructure Manager
11 17 (4.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 15 (4.31%) Security Engineer
12 15 (4.31%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 15 (4.31%) Security Consultant
12 15 (4.31%) 2nd Line Support
13 12 (3.45%) Technical Architect
14 11 (3.16%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.44%) .NET
2 4 (1.15%) Web Services
3 2 (0.57%) SOAP
3 2 (0.57%) CGI
3 2 (0.57%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.29%) CSS
4 1 (0.29%) Middleware
4 1 (0.29%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 18 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (4.60%) Open Source
3 10 (2.87%) FMCG
4 9 (2.59%) Management Information System
5 6 (1.72%) PKI
6 5 (1.44%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.44%) Blackberry
7 4 (1.15%) Statistics
8 2 (0.57%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.57%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (0.57%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.29%) LPAR
9 1 (0.29%) AS400
9 1 (0.29%) HACMP
9 1 (0.29%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 215 (61.78%) Windows
2 94 (27.01%) Linux
3 80 (22.99%) Windows Server 2008
4 70 (20.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 43 (12.36%) Windows 7
6 36 (10.34%) Windows Server 2012
7 32 (9.20%) UNIX
8 25 (7.18%) Windows XP
9 20 (5.75%) Solaris
10 15 (4.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 13 (3.74%) Windows 8
12 7 (2.01%) Windows Vista
13 3 (0.86%) Windows 2000 Server
13 3 (0.86%) AIX
14 2 (0.57%) Windows NT
14 2 (0.57%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.29%) Android
15 1 (0.29%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (25.86%) ITIL
2 41 (11.78%) Change Management
3 36 (10.34%) Project Management
4 32 (9.20%) Network Design
5 27 (7.76%) PRINCE2
6 25 (7.18%) Migration
7 23 (6.61%) Test Scripting
8 20 (5.75%) Test Automation
8 20 (5.75%) Regression Testing
9 16 (4.60%) Network Management
9 16 (4.60%) OpenUP
9 16 (4.60%) Load Balancing
10 15 (4.31%) Network Monitoring
11 14 (4.02%) Cyber Security
11 14 (4.02%) Vulnerability Management
11 14 (4.02%) Penetration Testing
11 14 (4.02%) Enterprise Architecture
12 13 (3.74%) Change Control
13 12 (3.45%) Service Management
14 11 (3.16%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 45 (12.93%) SQL
2 7 (2.01%) T-SQL
3 5 (1.44%) PHP
4 4 (1.15%) C
5 3 (0.86%) C#
5 3 (0.86%) C++
5 3 (0.86%) Java
6 2 (0.57%) Perl
6 2 (0.57%) Python
Qualifications
1 107 (30.75%) Cisco Certification
2 79 (22.70%) CCNA
3 45 (12.93%) CCNP
4 39 (11.21%) Security Cleared
5 30 (8.62%) SC Cleared
6 23 (6.61%) ISTQB
6 23 (6.61%) ISEB
7 18 (5.17%) CISSP
7 18 (5.17%) ITIL Certification
8 14 (4.02%) CISA
8 14 (4.02%) CISM
8 14 (4.02%) Microsoft Certification
8 14 (4.02%) PCI QSA
9 12 (3.45%) MCSE
9 12 (3.45%) CCDA
10 11 (3.16%) Degree
10 11 (3.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 11 (3.16%) CCIP
11 10 (2.87%) CCIE
12 9 (2.59%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (8.33%) SLA
2 21 (6.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (5.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 14 (4.02%) COBIT
4 14 (4.02%) PCI DSS
5 4 (1.15%) QA
System Software
1 89 (25.57%) Active Directory
2 79 (22.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (14.08%) Hyper-V
4 34 (9.77%) VMware ESX
5 25 (7.18%) XenApp
6 23 (6.61%) vSphere
7 19 (5.46%) VMware ESXi
8 14 (4.02%) VMware Server
9 7 (2.01%) Firmware
10 6 (1.72%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.57%) Samba
11 2 (0.57%) vCloud
11 2 (0.57%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.57%) Snort
11 2 (0.57%) Nmap
12 1 (0.29%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 23 (6.61%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.44%) WSUS
2 5 (1.44%) Cisco Prime
3 4 (1.15%) Netcool
3 4 (1.15%) CiscoWorks
3 4 (1.15%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 3 (0.86%) SCCM
4 3 (0.86%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.57%) Puppet
5 2 (0.57%) Nessus
5 2 (0.57%) HP NNM
6 1 (0.29%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 172 (49.43%) Cisco
2 134 (38.51%) VMware
3 79 (22.70%) Microsoft
4 63 (18.10%) Juniper
5 59 (16.95%) Citrix
6 52 (14.94%) HP
7 43 (12.36%) CheckPoint
8 40 (11.49%) Oracle
9 25 (7.18%) F5
10 22 (6.32%) Red Hat
11 16 (4.60%) Aruba
12 15 (4.31%) NetApp
12 15 (4.31%) BT
13 12 (3.45%) McAfee
14 11 (3.16%) SonicWALL
15 10 (2.87%) Avaya
15 10 (2.87%) SolarWinds
15 10 (2.87%) Fujitsu
16 9 (2.59%) Blue Coat
16 9 (2.59%) IBM
Reading, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + package
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
FT Select
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 2 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Connectus
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
ININ UK Limited
Salary: From £27,000 to £34,000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Newbury
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + £20k bonus
Posted: 26 days ago