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

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 67 74 78
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +4
Permanent jobs citing WAN 216 209 182
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.67% 3.46% 3.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.82% 11.75% 12.36%
Number of salaries quoted 163 153 167
Average salary £39,000 £50,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.00% +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £73,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
-2.59% +1.31%
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
1828 1779 1472
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 31.02% 29.46% 27.36%
Number of salaries quoted 1076 1242 1147
Average salary £42,500 £47,000 £44,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.57% +6.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £67,500
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 November 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 28 November 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 -2 75 £35,500 -32.38% 3
Bracknell -5 56 £34,000 +6.25% 3
Slough -1 37 £47,500 +5.55% 4
Newbury +16 13 £41,000 -15.46% 1
Maidenhead -3 5 £62,500 +21.95%
Wokingham +2 2 £38,750 +22.04%
WAN
South East

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 November 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.

1 298 (85.39%) LAN
2 206 (59.03%) Windows
3 167 (47.85%) Cisco
4 164 (46.99%) Firewall
5 127 (36.39%) VMware
6 99 (28.37%) Cisco Certification
7 93 (26.65%) VPN
8 87 (24.93%) Active Directory
9 85 (24.36%) TCP/IP
9 85 (24.36%) Linux
9 85 (24.36%) ITIL
10 79 (22.64%) Windows Server 2008
11 77 (22.06%) VMware Infrastructure
12 75 (21.49%) Microsoft
13 72 (20.63%) CCNA
14 70 (20.06%) Juniper
15 68 (19.48%) Windows Server 2003
16 66 (18.91%) DNS
17 58 (16.62%) Network Security
18 55 (15.76%) MS Exchange
19 52 (14.90%) HP
20 51 (14.61%) Citrix
21 49 (14.04%) SAN
22 48 (13.75%) Hyper-V
23 47 (13.47%) CheckPoint
24 46 (13.18%) Cisco ASA
25 44 (12.61%) SQL
25 44 (12.61%) SQL Server
26 43 (12.32%) Telecoms
27 42 (12.03%) MS Excel

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 55 (15.76%) MS Exchange
2 34 (9.74%) Exchange Server 2013
3 32 (9.17%) Exchange Server 2010
4 16 (4.58%) Tomcat
5 15 (4.30%) IIS
5 15 (4.30%) Lync
6 13 (3.72%) WebSphere
6 13 (3.72%) SharePoint
7 11 (3.15%) Exchange Server 2007
8 7 (2.01%) Apache
9 3 (0.86%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.86%) IBM HTTP Server
10 2 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.57%) JBoss
10 2 (0.57%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 42 (12.03%) MS Excel
2 22 (6.30%) MS Office
3 4 (1.15%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.86%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.58%) Office 365
2 3 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.57%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 298 (85.39%) LAN
2 164 (46.99%) Firewall
3 93 (26.65%) VPN
4 85 (24.36%) TCP/IP
5 66 (18.91%) DNS
6 58 (16.62%) Network Security
7 49 (14.04%) SAN
8 46 (13.18%) Cisco ASA
9 40 (11.46%) MPLS
10 38 (10.89%) OSPF
11 37 (10.60%) BGP
11 37 (10.60%) Wireless
12 36 (10.32%) VoIP
13 33 (9.46%) IPsec
14 31 (8.88%) Ethernet
15 27 (7.74%) SSL
16 25 (7.16%) DHCP
17 22 (6.30%) WLAN
18 18 (5.16%) ATM
19 17 (4.87%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (12.61%) SQL Server
2 15 (4.30%) Relational Database
3 9 (2.58%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (0.86%) IDOL
6 1 (0.29%) MySQL
6 1 (0.29%) DB2
6 1 (0.29%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 26 (7.45%) LoadRunner
2 9 (2.58%) 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%) TestDirector
5 3 (0.86%) Bugzilla
6 2 (0.57%) ClearQuest
General
1 43 (12.32%) Telecoms
2 31 (8.88%) Finance
3 21 (6.02%) Retail
4 10 (2.87%) Marketing
5 9 (2.58%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.15%) Legal
7 2 (0.57%) Banking
8 1 (0.29%) Law
8 1 (0.29%) Billing
Job Titles
1 93 (26.65%) Support Engineer
2 67 (19.20%) Network Engineer
3 39 (11.17%) Consultant
4 31 (8.88%) Technical Engineer
5 28 (8.02%) 3rd Line Support
6 27 (7.74%) Analyst
7 24 (6.88%) Technical Support
7 24 (6.88%) Technical Support Engineer
8 22 (6.30%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 20 (5.73%) Architect
10 19 (5.44%) Project Manager
10 19 (5.44%) Test Consultant
11 17 (4.87%) Infrastructure Manager
12 16 (4.58%) Security Consultant
13 15 (4.30%) Infrastructure Project Manager
14 14 (4.01%) Security Engineer
15 13 (3.72%) Network Support
15 13 (3.72%) 2nd Line Support
16 12 (3.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 11 (3.15%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.01%) SOAP
2 4 (1.15%) Web Services
3 2 (0.57%) CGI
3 2 (0.57%) .NET
3 2 (0.57%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.29%) CSS
4 1 (0.29%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (0.29%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 17 (4.87%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (3.15%) Management Information System
3 10 (2.87%) Open Source
4 9 (2.58%) FMCG
5 6 (1.72%) PKI
6 5 (1.43%) Statistics
7 4 (1.15%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.15%) Blackberry
8 2 (0.57%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.57%) EPoS
8 2 (0.57%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (0.57%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 206 (59.03%) Windows
2 85 (24.36%) Linux
3 79 (22.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 68 (19.48%) Windows Server 2003
5 42 (12.03%) Windows 7
6 38 (10.89%) Windows Server 2012
7 28 (8.02%) UNIX
8 26 (7.45%) Windows XP
9 19 (5.44%) Solaris
10 15 (4.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 12 (3.44%) Windows 8
12 10 (2.87%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.57%) Windows NT
13 2 (0.57%) AIX
13 2 (0.57%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.29%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (24.36%) ITIL
2 35 (10.03%) Change Management
3 30 (8.60%) Project Management
3 30 (8.60%) Network Design
4 29 (8.31%) PRINCE2
5 25 (7.16%) Migration
6 23 (6.59%) Test Scripting
7 22 (6.30%) Load Balancing
7 22 (6.30%) Network Management
8 20 (5.73%) Test Automation
8 20 (5.73%) Regression Testing
9 15 (4.30%) Penetration Testing
9 15 (4.30%) Enterprise Architecture
9 15 (4.30%) Vulnerability Management
10 14 (4.01%) OpenUP
11 12 (3.44%) Network Monitoring
12 11 (3.15%) Service Management
13 10 (2.87%) Change Control
14 9 (2.58%) Cyber Security
14 9 (2.58%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (12.61%) SQL
2 8 (2.29%) T-SQL
3 4 (1.15%) C
3 4 (1.15%) PHP
4 1 (0.29%) Perl
4 1 (0.29%) Python
Qualifications
1 99 (28.37%) Cisco Certification
2 72 (20.63%) CCNA
3 42 (12.03%) CCNP
4 38 (10.89%) Security Cleared
5 29 (8.31%) SC Cleared
6 23 (6.59%) ISTQB
6 23 (6.59%) ISEB
7 19 (5.44%) CISSP
8 17 (4.87%) ITIL Certification
9 15 (4.30%) PCI QSA
9 15 (4.30%) CISA
9 15 (4.30%) CISM
10 12 (3.44%) CCDA
11 11 (3.15%) Microsoft Certification
11 11 (3.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 10 (2.87%) CCIE
13 9 (2.58%) MCSE
13 9 (2.58%) CCIP
14 7 (2.01%) Degree
15 6 (1.72%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (6.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (6.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 19 (5.44%) SLA
4 16 (4.58%) PCI DSS
5 15 (4.30%) COBIT
6 5 (1.43%) QA
System Software
1 87 (24.93%) Active Directory
2 77 (22.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (13.75%) Hyper-V
4 33 (9.46%) VMware ESX
5 21 (6.02%) XenApp
5 21 (6.02%) vSphere
6 17 (4.87%) VMware ESXi
7 14 (4.01%) VMware Server
8 7 (2.01%) Firmware
9 6 (1.72%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.57%) Snort
10 2 (0.57%) Nmap
10 2 (0.57%) Samba
10 2 (0.57%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.57%) vCloud
11 1 (0.29%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 23 (6.59%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (2.58%) CiscoWorks
3 7 (2.01%) HP NNM
4 6 (1.72%) WSUS
5 5 (1.43%) Cisco Prime
6 4 (1.15%) Netcool
7 3 (0.86%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 3 (0.86%) SCCM
7 3 (0.86%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 2 (0.57%) Nessus
9 1 (0.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.29%) Puppet
9 1 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 167 (47.85%) Cisco
2 127 (36.39%) VMware
3 75 (21.49%) Microsoft
4 70 (20.06%) Juniper
5 52 (14.90%) HP
6 51 (14.61%) Citrix
7 47 (13.47%) CheckPoint
8 35 (10.03%) Oracle
9 34 (9.74%) F5
10 22 (6.30%) Red Hat
11 16 (4.58%) NetApp
11 16 (4.58%) Aruba
12 15 (4.30%) BT
13 12 (3.44%) McAfee
13 12 (3.44%) Avaya
14 11 (3.15%) Blue Coat
14 11 (3.15%) SonicWALL
15 10 (2.87%) Fujitsu
16 9 (2.58%) SolarWinds
17 8 (2.29%) Fortinet
Slough, Berkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £38000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
ININ UK Limited
Salary: From £27,000 to £34,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
FT Select
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
TechnoRecruit
Salary: From £24,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Circa 44,900 - 61,200 + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Newbury
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + £20k bonus
Posted: 7 days ago
London, Birmingham, Bracknell, Bristol, Leeds,...
XIST4 IT LIMITED
Salary: £65-70,000 + 20% Bonus + Bens
Posted: 14 days ago
Thatcham, Berkshire
SSE
Salary: circa £40,000
Posted: 16 days ago
Bracknell
Austin Fraser Limited
Salary: £25000 - £27000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
Reading
Deerfoot IT
Salary: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 23 days ago