The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bracknell region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 6 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 53 36 47
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +11
Permanent jobs citing WAN 14 22 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bracknell 2.58% 5.38% 5.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.75% 14.01% 14.63%
Number of salaries quoted 13 22 19
Average salary £61,500 £42,500 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+44.70% -29.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £29,500 £31,400
10% offered a salary of more than £71,500 £53,600 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
WAN
Berkshire

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

Communications & Networking Category
Bracknell
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
160 157 205
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bracknell 29.52% 38.39% 37.61%
Number of salaries quoted 112 107 123
Average salary £42,250 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.58% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,750 £25,000 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Bracknell

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

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Bracknell

WAN
Salary Trend in Bracknell

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

WAN Salary Trend in Bracknell

WAN
Salary Histogram in Bracknell

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing WAN across the Bracknell region over the 3 months to 6 March 2015.

WAN Salary Histogram in Bracknell

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bracknell

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT jobs across the Bracknell 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 57 (86.36%) LAN
2 47 (71.21%) Windows
3 40 (60.61%) Active Directory
4 39 (59.09%) VMware
5 36 (54.55%) Firewall
5 36 (54.55%) Windows Server 2003
5 36 (54.55%) Windows Server 2008
6 34 (51.52%) Linux
7 27 (40.91%) MS Exchange
7 27 (40.91%) VMware ESX
8 24 (36.36%) Cisco
8 24 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2013
9 22 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
10 21 (31.82%) Windows Server 2012
11 20 (30.30%) Exchange Server 2010
12 19 (28.79%) Windows 7
13 17 (25.76%) SQL Server
14 16 (24.24%) Oracle
15 15 (22.73%) Windows XP
15 15 (22.73%) LoadRunner
15 15 (22.73%) ISEB
15 15 (22.73%) Regression Testing
15 15 (22.73%) Migration
15 15 (22.73%) HP Quality Center
15 15 (22.73%) ISTQB
15 15 (22.73%) Test Scripting
15 15 (22.73%) Security Cleared
15 15 (22.73%) Test Automation
16 14 (21.21%) Hyper-V
16 14 (21.21%) HP

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Top Related IT Skills in Bracknell by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT jobs across the Bracknell 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 27 (40.91%) MS Exchange
2 24 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2013
3 20 (30.30%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (6.06%) IIS
4 4 (6.06%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.52%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.52%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (7.58%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.55%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 57 (86.36%) LAN
2 36 (54.55%) Firewall
3 13 (19.70%) OSPF
3 13 (19.70%) BGP
4 9 (13.64%) MPLS
5 8 (12.12%) TCP/IP
6 6 (9.09%) VPN
6 6 (9.09%) DNS
6 6 (9.09%) SAN
6 6 (9.09%) RIP
6 6 (9.09%) WLAN
6 6 (9.09%) DHCP
6 6 (9.09%) EIGRP
6 6 (9.09%) Network Security
6 6 (9.09%) Software-Defined Networking
7 5 (7.58%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (7.58%) IGRP
8 2 (3.03%) Wireless
8 2 (3.03%) VoIP
8 2 (3.03%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (25.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 15 (22.73%) LoadRunner
2 4 (6.06%) SilkPerformer
2 4 (6.06%) WinRunner
2 4 (6.06%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.52%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (15.15%) Retail
2 7 (10.61%) Telecoms
3 5 (7.58%) Finance
4 1 (1.52%) Advertising
4 1 (1.52%) Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (40.91%) Support Engineer
2 21 (31.82%) Consultant
3 15 (22.73%) Test Consultant
4 7 (10.61%) Architect
5 6 (9.09%) Network Consultant
5 6 (9.09%) Infrastructure Architect
6 5 (7.58%) Technical Support
6 5 (7.58%) Technical Engineer
6 5 (7.58%) Windows Support Engineer
6 5 (7.58%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
6 5 (7.58%) Technical Architect
6 5 (7.58%) Network Engineer
6 5 (7.58%) Technical Support Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (6.06%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (6.06%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 4 (6.06%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.52%) HTML
1 1 (1.52%) .NET
1 1 (1.52%) ADO.NET
1 1 (1.52%) ASP.NET
1 1 (1.52%) CSS
1 1 (1.52%) XML
1 1 (1.52%) XSLT
1 1 (1.52%) .NET Framework
1 1 (1.52%) OOXML
1 1 (1.52%) jQuery
1 1 (1.52%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (1.52%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.06%) Blackberry
2 1 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 47 (71.21%) Windows
2 36 (54.55%) Windows Server 2003
2 36 (54.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 34 (51.52%) Linux
4 21 (31.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (28.79%) Windows 7
6 15 (22.73%) Windows XP
7 10 (15.15%) UNIX
8 5 (7.58%) Solaris
9 3 (4.55%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (22.73%) Regression Testing
1 15 (22.73%) Migration
1 15 (22.73%) Test Scripting
1 15 (22.73%) Test Automation
2 7 (10.61%) Network Design
2 7 (10.61%) Validation
3 6 (9.09%) ITIL
3 6 (9.09%) Load Balancing
3 6 (9.09%) Network Architecture
3 6 (9.09%) TOGAF
4 5 (7.58%) Problem Management
4 5 (7.58%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (6.06%) Test Management
5 4 (6.06%) Non-Functional Testing
5 4 (6.06%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (3.03%) Change Management
7 1 (1.52%) PRINCE2
7 1 (1.52%) Project Management
7 1 (1.52%) MVC
7 1 (1.52%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (18.18%) SQL
2 1 (1.52%) VBScript
2 1 (1.52%) VB
2 1 (1.52%) VB.NET
2 1 (1.52%) C#
2 1 (1.52%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.52%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (22.73%) ISEB
1 15 (22.73%) ISTQB
1 15 (22.73%) Security Cleared
2 11 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 8 (12.12%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (9.09%) CCIE
5 4 (6.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (3.03%) CCNA
7 1 (1.52%) CCDA
7 1 (1.52%) CCNP
7 1 (1.52%) CCIP
7 1 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.52%) Network+ Certification
System Software
1 40 (60.61%) Active Directory
2 27 (40.91%) VMware ESX
3 22 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (21.21%) Hyper-V
5 4 (6.06%) VMware Workstation
5 4 (6.06%) VMware Server
6 3 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 15 (22.73%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (6.06%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (1.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 39 (59.09%) VMware
2 24 (36.36%) Cisco
3 16 (24.24%) Oracle
4 14 (21.21%) HP
5 12 (18.18%) CheckPoint
6 10 (15.15%) Juniper
6 10 (15.15%) Microsoft
7 6 (9.09%) Citrix
7 6 (9.09%) Nokia
8 5 (7.58%) Fortinet
9 4 (6.06%) Fujitsu
9 4 (6.06%) Symantec
9 4 (6.06%) NetApp
10 3 (4.55%) SonicWALL
11 1 (1.52%) F5
11 1 (1.52%) Websense
11 1 (1.52%) Radware
11 1 (1.52%) IBM
11 1 (1.52%) Altiris
11 1 (1.52%) Huawei
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