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 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 82 80 74
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -6
Permanent jobs citing WAN 166 171 177
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.06% 3.17% 3.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.43% 11.18% 12.14%
Number of salaries quoted 130 149 156
Average salary £44,500 £46,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.26% +8.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £29,500 £25,100
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £71,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.31% +1.33%
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
1591 1530 1458
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 29.31% 28.40% 28.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1024 1101 1161
Average salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.22% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
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 28 January 2015.

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 28 January 2015. 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 -2 73 £44,500 -19.09% 4
Bracknell -23 30 £40,000 +14.28% 3
Slough 0 24 £65,000 +44.44%
Newbury +7 21 £39,000 -24.27% 3
Maidenhead +7 5 £60,000 +37.14% 2
WAN
South East

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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.

1 285 (80.97%) LAN
2 203 (57.67%) Windows
3 180 (51.14%) Cisco
4 177 (50.28%) Firewall
5 142 (40.34%) VMware
6 119 (33.81%) Cisco Certification
7 95 (26.99%) ITIL
8 92 (26.14%) Linux
9 88 (25.00%) TCP/IP
10 84 (23.86%) Active Directory
11 82 (23.30%) VPN
12 81 (23.01%) VMware Infrastructure
13 76 (21.59%) CCNA
14 74 (21.02%) Microsoft
15 69 (19.60%) Juniper
15 69 (19.60%) Network Security
16 68 (19.32%) Citrix
17 67 (19.03%) Windows Server 2008
18 64 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
19 63 (17.90%) MPLS
19 63 (17.90%) DNS
20 59 (16.76%) MS Exchange
21 55 (15.63%) CCNP
21 55 (15.63%) HP
22 54 (15.34%) SAN
23 51 (14.49%) Wireless
24 50 (14.20%) Hyper-V
25 49 (13.92%) MS Excel
26 46 (13.07%) SQL
26 46 (13.07%) Oracle

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 (16.76%) MS Exchange
2 36 (10.23%) Exchange Server 2013
3 35 (9.94%) Exchange Server 2010
4 23 (6.53%) Lync
5 14 (3.98%) SharePoint
6 13 (3.69%) IIS
7 12 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2007
8 8 (2.27%) Tomcat
9 6 (1.70%) IBM Notes
9 6 (1.70%) WebSphere
10 5 (1.42%) Apache
11 3 (0.85%) JBoss
11 3 (0.85%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.85%) IBM HTTP Server
12 2 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2003
13 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.28%) CMS
Applications
1 49 (13.92%) MS Excel
2 20 (5.68%) MS Office
3 3 (0.85%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.27%) Office 365
2 5 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.57%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 285 (80.97%) LAN
2 177 (50.28%) Firewall
3 88 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 82 (23.30%) VPN
5 69 (19.60%) Network Security
6 63 (17.90%) DNS
6 63 (17.90%) MPLS
7 54 (15.34%) SAN
8 51 (14.49%) Wireless
9 46 (13.07%) BGP
10 45 (12.78%) OSPF
10 45 (12.78%) VoIP
10 45 (12.78%) Cisco ASA
11 43 (12.22%) IPsec
12 37 (10.51%) DHCP
13 32 (9.09%) Ethernet
14 27 (7.67%) VLAN
15 25 (7.10%) WLAN
16 18 (5.11%) ATM
17 16 (4.55%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (10.51%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.69%) Relational Database
3 4 (1.14%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (0.85%) IDOL
5 2 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.28%) MySQL
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.28%) DB2
Development Applications
1 23 (6.53%) LoadRunner
2 7 (1.99%) WinRunner
2 7 (1.99%) QuickTest Pro
3 5 (1.42%) SilkPerformer
4 3 (0.85%) JIRA
4 3 (0.85%) Selenium
4 3 (0.85%) TestDirector
4 3 (0.85%) Bugzilla
4 3 (0.85%) MSTest
5 2 (0.57%) ClearQuest
6 1 (0.28%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 43 (12.22%) Telecoms
2 29 (8.24%) Finance
3 19 (5.40%) Retail
4 16 (4.55%) Manufacturing
5 9 (2.56%) Banking
6 5 (1.42%) Legal
7 2 (0.57%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 83 (23.58%) Support Engineer
2 64 (18.18%) Network Engineer
3 44 (12.50%) Consultant
4 29 (8.24%) 3rd Line Support
5 26 (7.39%) Architect
6 25 (7.10%) Project Manager
7 24 (6.82%) Technical Engineer
7 24 (6.82%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 23 (6.53%) Technical Support
9 21 (5.97%) Analyst
10 20 (5.68%) Security Engineer
11 19 (5.40%) Infrastructure Manager
11 19 (5.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 18 (5.11%) Technical Support Engineer
12 18 (5.11%) Infrastructure Project Manager
13 17 (4.83%) Test Consultant
14 16 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
15 13 (3.69%) Senior Project Manager
15 13 (3.69%) IT Project Manager
15 13 (3.69%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.70%) .NET
2 4 (1.14%) Web Services
3 3 (0.85%) XML
3 3 (0.85%) HTML
4 2 (0.57%) CSS
4 2 (0.57%) J2EE
4 2 (0.57%) CGI
4 2 (0.57%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.28%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.28%) Middleware
5 1 (0.28%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.28%) OOXML
5 1 (0.28%) jQuery
5 1 (0.28%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.28%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (0.28%) ADO.NET
5 1 (0.28%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.28%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 22 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (4.83%) Open Source
3 16 (4.55%) FMCG
4 7 (1.99%) PKI
5 5 (1.42%) Computer Science
5 5 (1.42%) Blackberry
6 4 (1.14%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.57%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.57%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.28%) LPAR
8 1 (0.28%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.28%) HACMP
8 1 (0.28%) AS400
8 1 (0.28%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 203 (57.67%) Windows
2 92 (26.14%) Linux
3 67 (19.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 64 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 36 (10.23%) Windows 7
6 30 (8.52%) UNIX
7 26 (7.39%) Windows Server 2012
8 22 (6.25%) Windows XP
9 16 (4.55%) Solaris
10 12 (3.41%) Windows 8
11 8 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (1.70%) Windows Vista
13 4 (1.14%) Windows 2000 Server
14 3 (0.85%) AIX
15 2 (0.57%) Windows NT
15 2 (0.57%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.28%) Oracle Linux
16 1 (0.28%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (26.99%) ITIL
2 43 (12.22%) Project Management
3 41 (11.65%) Change Management
4 35 (9.94%) PRINCE2
5 31 (8.81%) Network Design
6 23 (6.53%) Migration
7 20 (5.68%) Load Balancing
7 20 (5.68%) Test Scripting
8 19 (5.40%) Mentoring
9 18 (5.11%) Network Monitoring
10 17 (4.83%) Test Automation
10 17 (4.83%) Network Management
10 17 (4.83%) Regression Testing
11 16 (4.55%) OpenUP
12 15 (4.26%) Cyber Security
13 14 (3.98%) Change Control
14 13 (3.69%) Vulnerability Management
14 13 (3.69%) Dependency Management
14 13 (3.69%) Enterprise Architecture
14 13 (3.69%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 46 (13.07%) SQL
2 6 (1.70%) Java
3 5 (1.42%) C#
3 5 (1.42%) PHP
4 4 (1.14%) Perl
4 4 (1.14%) C++
5 3 (0.85%) C
5 3 (0.85%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.57%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.57%) Python
7 1 (0.28%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.28%) VBScript
7 1 (0.28%) VB
7 1 (0.28%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.28%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.28%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 119 (33.81%) Cisco Certification
2 76 (21.59%) CCNA
3 55 (15.63%) CCNP
4 40 (11.36%) Security Cleared
5 31 (8.81%) SC Cleared
6 23 (6.53%) ITIL Certification
7 21 (5.97%) CISSP
8 20 (5.68%) ISEB
8 20 (5.68%) ISTQB
9 16 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
10 15 (4.26%) CCDP
10 15 (4.26%) MCSE
11 14 (3.98%) CCSP
11 14 (3.98%) Degree
12 13 (3.69%) PCI QSA
12 13 (3.69%) CCDA
12 13 (3.69%) CISA
12 13 (3.69%) CISM
13 12 (3.41%) CCIE
14 10 (2.84%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (9.38%) SLA
2 19 (5.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 18 (5.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (3.69%) COBIT
5 11 (3.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 84 (23.86%) Active Directory
2 81 (23.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (14.20%) Hyper-V
4 33 (9.38%) VMware ESX
5 26 (7.39%) XenApp
6 23 (6.53%) vSphere
7 20 (5.68%) VMware ESXi
8 14 (3.98%) VMware Server
9 6 (1.70%) Firmware
10 5 (1.42%) VMware Workstation
11 3 (0.85%) Samba
11 3 (0.85%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.57%) Snort
12 2 (0.57%) Nmap
12 2 (0.57%) Xen
12 2 (0.57%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 20 (5.68%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.42%) Cisco Prime
3 4 (1.14%) SCCM
3 4 (1.14%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 4 (1.14%) Netcool
4 3 (0.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 3 (0.85%) WSUS
5 2 (0.57%) Nessus
5 2 (0.57%) CiscoWorks
5 2 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.57%) Puppet
6 1 (0.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.28%) OPNET
6 1 (0.28%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 180 (51.14%) Cisco
2 142 (40.34%) VMware
3 74 (21.02%) Microsoft
4 69 (19.60%) Juniper
5 68 (19.32%) Citrix
6 55 (15.63%) HP
7 46 (13.07%) Oracle
8 45 (12.78%) CheckPoint
9 25 (7.10%) F5
10 20 (5.68%) Aruba
11 17 (4.83%) Red Hat
12 14 (3.98%) NetApp
13 13 (3.69%) BT
13 13 (3.69%) McAfee
13 13 (3.69%) Fortinet
14 12 (3.41%) Avaya
15 11 (3.13%) SolarWinds
16 10 (2.84%) SonicWALL
16 10 (2.84%) IBM
17 9 (2.56%) Symantec
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £38000 - £39000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + package
Posted: 5 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Salary: £35k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + car + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bracknell
People Source
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits + £5500 Car Allowance
Posted: 8 days ago
Berkshire
iKonnect
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Package
Posted: 15 days ago
Newbury
The People Network
Salary: £55000 - £68000 per annum + Pension, Health, Bens
Posted: 21 days ago
Bracknell
The People Network
Salary: £55000 - £68000 per annum + Pension, Health, Bens
Posted: 21 days ago
Maidenhead
Church International
Salary: £50k to £60k
Posted: 21 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
CGI
Salary: £30,000 - £42,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Vodafone Group
Posted: 26 days ago