The table below looks at the statistics for Broadband skills in IT jobs advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Broadband over the 3 months to 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Broadband
Rank 121 66 75
Rank change year-on-year
-55 +9
Permanent jobs citing Broadband 21 76 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.95% 3.17% 2.99%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.49% 9.91% 9.63%
Number of salaries quoted 10 6 23
Average salary £45,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.57% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £35,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,750 £56,250 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
Broadband
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 Reading region.

Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
602 767 706
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 27.15% 32.04% 31.05%
Number of salaries quoted 392 412 535
Average salary £45,000 £47,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.25% +17.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £61,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

Broadband
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Broadband Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Broadband
Salary Trend in Reading

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

Broadband Salary Trend in Reading

Broadband
Salary Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Broadband across the Reading region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015.

Broadband Salary Histogram in Reading

Broadband
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT jobs across the Reading region citing Broadband 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 Broadband.

1 55 (66.27%) Telecoms
2 46 (55.42%) Cisco
3 35 (42.17%) Internet
3 35 (42.17%) MPLS
4 29 (34.94%) Cisco Certification
5 27 (32.53%) OSPF
5 27 (32.53%) BGP
6 23 (27.71%) Juniper
7 22 (26.51%) CCNP
7 22 (26.51%) Firewall
8 21 (25.30%) 3G
8 21 (25.30%) Business Intelligence
8 21 (25.30%) Smartphone
8 21 (25.30%) Degree
9 20 (24.10%) TCP/IP
10 18 (21.69%) RIP
10 18 (21.69%) F5
11 17 (20.48%) Data Centre
12 16 (19.28%) Marketing
12 16 (19.28%) Network Security
13 15 (18.07%) Huawei
13 15 (18.07%) Cisco Nexus
14 14 (16.87%) Wireless
15 13 (15.66%) IPsec
15 13 (15.66%) ATM
15 13 (15.66%) Cisco IOS
16 12 (14.46%) Network Management
16 12 (14.46%) Computer Science
16 12 (14.46%) UNIX
17 11 (13.25%) DNS

Broadband
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT jobs across the Reading region citing Broadband 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 Broadband. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (9.64%) OpenStack
Applications
1 5 (6.02%) MS Project
1 5 (6.02%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.41%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.41%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.23%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 35 (42.17%) MPLS
1 35 (42.17%) Internet
2 27 (32.53%) OSPF
2 27 (32.53%) BGP
3 22 (26.51%) Firewall
4 21 (25.30%) 3G
5 20 (24.10%) TCP/IP
6 18 (21.69%) RIP
7 16 (19.28%) Network Security
8 15 (18.07%) Cisco Nexus
9 14 (16.87%) Wireless
10 13 (15.66%) IPsec
10 13 (15.66%) ATM
10 13 (15.66%) Cisco IOS
11 11 (13.25%) DNS
12 10 (12.05%) VoIP
12 10 (12.05%) PPP
12 10 (12.05%) L2TP
13 9 (10.84%) EIGRP
13 9 (10.84%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.82%) Big Data
2 1 (1.20%) MySQL
General
1 55 (66.27%) Telecoms
2 16 (19.28%) Marketing
3 4 (4.82%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 28 (33.73%) Network Engineer
2 14 (16.87%) Network Support
3 12 (14.46%) Account Manager
3 12 (14.46%) Architect
4 10 (12.05%) Team Leader
4 10 (12.05%) Network Team Leader
5 9 (10.84%) Consultant
5 9 (10.84%) Solutions Architect
6 8 (9.64%) Senior Consultant
6 8 (9.64%) Principal Architect
6 8 (9.64%) Principal Solutions Architect
7 7 (8.43%) Network Support Engineer
7 7 (8.43%) Support Team Leader
7 7 (8.43%) Security Engineer
7 7 (8.43%) Network Security Engineer
7 7 (8.43%) Support Engineer
8 4 (4.82%) Cisco Engineer
8 4 (4.82%) Programme Manager
8 4 (4.82%) Developer
8 4 (4.82%) Network Architect
Miscellaneous
1 21 (25.30%) Smartphone
2 17 (20.48%) Data Centre
3 12 (14.46%) Computer Science
4 8 (9.64%) IPTV
5 7 (8.43%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (6.02%) User Experience
7 4 (4.82%) Management Information System
8 3 (3.61%) STB
Operating Systems
1 12 (14.46%) UNIX
2 5 (6.02%) Linux
3 1 (1.20%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (25.30%) Business Intelligence
2 12 (14.46%) Network Management
3 10 (12.05%) Service Management
4 9 (10.84%) Product Management
5 8 (9.64%) Open Source
5 8 (9.64%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (9.64%) Project Management
6 7 (8.43%) Network Design
7 6 (7.23%) CRM
8 5 (6.02%) ERP
8 5 (6.02%) PRINCE2
8 5 (6.02%) Project Planning
8 5 (6.02%) Load Balancing
8 5 (6.02%) Validation
9 3 (3.61%) Test Management
9 3 (3.61%) Time Management
9 3 (3.61%) Performance Management
10 2 (2.41%) ITIL
10 2 (2.41%) Root Cause Analysis
11 1 (1.20%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 10 (12.05%) Perl
1 10 (12.05%) Python
2 3 (3.61%) SQL
3 2 (2.41%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.20%) PHP
Qualifications
1 29 (34.94%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (26.51%) CCNP
3 21 (25.30%) Degree
4 9 (10.84%) CCIE
4 9 (10.84%) CISSP
5 8 (9.64%) CCSP
6 7 (8.43%) CCSA
6 7 (8.43%) CCSE
7 6 (7.23%) JNCIS
7 6 (7.23%) CCDP
8 5 (6.02%) CCIP
8 5 (6.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 5 (6.02%) PMP
8 5 (6.02%) PMI Certification
9 4 (4.82%) CCNA
10 2 (2.41%) CCVP
10 2 (2.41%) JNCIP
10 2 (2.41%) JNCIE
10 2 (2.41%) JNCIA
10 2 (2.41%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.43%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (3.61%) VMware ESX
2 2 (2.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (13.25%) FortiGate
2 4 (4.82%) Nagios
Vendors
1 46 (55.42%) Cisco
2 23 (27.71%) Juniper
3 18 (21.69%) F5
4 15 (18.07%) Huawei
5 7 (8.43%) CheckPoint
6 5 (6.02%) Microsoft
6 5 (6.02%) VMware
7 4 (4.82%) Meraki
8 3 (3.61%) BT