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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Broadband
Rank 117 67 79
Rank change year-on-year
-50 +12
Permanent jobs citing Broadband 22 74 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.00% 2.98% 2.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.63% 9.85% 8.97%
Number of salaries quoted 13 5 24
Average salary £45,000 £35,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.57% -22.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,400 £35,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £53,000 £62,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £32,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -13.33%
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
606 751 680
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 27.45% 30.23% 30.24%
Number of salaries quoted 415 426 504
Average salary £47,500 £48,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.06% +7.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 28 August 2015.

Broadband Salary Histogram in Reading

Broadband
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 28 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 49 (65.33%) Cisco
2 43 (57.33%) Telecoms
3 36 (48.00%) MPLS
4 32 (42.67%) Internet
5 31 (41.33%) Cisco Certification
6 28 (37.33%) OSPF
6 28 (37.33%) BGP
7 24 (32.00%) Juniper
7 24 (32.00%) Firewall
8 21 (28.00%) Smartphone
8 21 (28.00%) 3G
8 21 (28.00%) CCNP
8 21 (28.00%) Business Intelligence
8 21 (28.00%) F5
9 19 (25.33%) TCP/IP
10 18 (24.00%) RIP
11 17 (22.67%) Degree
11 17 (22.67%) Cisco Nexus
12 15 (20.00%) Wireless
12 15 (20.00%) Huawei
13 14 (18.67%) IPsec
13 14 (18.67%) UNIX
14 13 (17.33%) Cisco IOS
14 13 (17.33%) Network Security
15 12 (16.00%) Marketing
15 12 (16.00%) Perl
15 12 (16.00%) Python
15 12 (16.00%) Data Centre
16 11 (14.67%) FortiGate
16 11 (14.67%) Cisco ASA

Broadband
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 5 (6.67%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (4.00%) MS Project
1 3 (4.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.67%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.67%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 36 (48.00%) MPLS
2 32 (42.67%) Internet
3 28 (37.33%) OSPF
3 28 (37.33%) BGP
4 24 (32.00%) Firewall
5 21 (28.00%) 3G
6 19 (25.33%) TCP/IP
7 18 (24.00%) RIP
8 17 (22.67%) Cisco Nexus
9 15 (20.00%) Wireless
10 14 (18.67%) IPsec
11 13 (17.33%) Cisco IOS
11 13 (17.33%) Network Security
12 11 (14.67%) Cisco ASA
12 11 (14.67%) L2TP
12 11 (14.67%) PPP
13 10 (13.33%) ATM
13 10 (13.33%) VPN
13 10 (13.33%) DNS
13 10 (13.33%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.33%) Big Data
2 1 (1.33%) MySQL
General
1 43 (57.33%) Telecoms
2 12 (16.00%) Marketing
3 5 (6.67%) Advertising
4 1 (1.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 30 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 16 (21.33%) Network Support
3 10 (13.33%) Team Leader
3 10 (13.33%) Network Team Leader
4 9 (12.00%) Account Manager
4 9 (12.00%) Architect
4 9 (12.00%) Support Engineer
4 9 (12.00%) Network Support Engineer
5 7 (9.33%) Network Security Engineer
5 7 (9.33%) Support Team Leader
5 7 (9.33%) Security Engineer
6 6 (8.00%) Consultant
6 6 (8.00%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (6.67%) Senior Consultant
7 5 (6.67%) Cisco Engineer
7 5 (6.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 5 (6.67%) Principal Architect
7 5 (6.67%) Principal Solutions Architect
8 4 (5.33%) Network Architect
8 4 (5.33%) Developer
Miscellaneous
1 21 (28.00%) Smartphone
2 12 (16.00%) Data Centre
3 8 (10.67%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (9.33%) Computer Science
5 5 (6.67%) IPTV
6 2 (2.67%) User Experience
6 2 (2.67%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.33%) STB
Operating Systems
1 14 (18.67%) UNIX
2 5 (6.67%) Linux
3 1 (1.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (28.00%) Business Intelligence
2 9 (12.00%) Network Management
3 8 (10.67%) Product Management
4 7 (9.33%) Load Balancing
4 7 (9.33%) Network Design
5 6 (8.00%) Project Management
6 5 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (6.67%) Open Source
7 4 (5.33%) Project Planning
7 4 (5.33%) Validation
7 4 (5.33%) Service Management
8 3 (4.00%) PRINCE2
8 3 (4.00%) ERP
8 3 (4.00%) Test Management
9 2 (2.67%) Time Management
9 2 (2.67%) ITIL
9 2 (2.67%) Root Cause Analysis
10 1 (1.33%) Deep Packet Inspection
10 1 (1.33%) Line Management
10 1 (1.33%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 12 (16.00%) Perl
1 12 (16.00%) Python
2 4 (5.33%) Shell Script
3 3 (4.00%) SQL
4 1 (1.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 31 (41.33%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (28.00%) CCNP
3 17 (22.67%) Degree
4 11 (14.67%) CCIE
5 9 (12.00%) CCSP
5 9 (12.00%) CISSP
6 7 (9.33%) CCSA
6 7 (9.33%) CCSE
6 7 (9.33%) CCIP
7 5 (6.67%) CCNA
7 5 (6.67%) CCDP
7 5 (6.67%) JNCIS
8 4 (5.33%) JNCIA
9 3 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (4.00%) PMP
9 3 (4.00%) PMI Certification
10 2 (2.67%) JNCIP
10 2 (2.67%) JNCIE
10 2 (2.67%) CCVP
10 2 (2.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.33%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (5.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 11 (14.67%) FortiGate
2 4 (5.33%) Nagios
Vendors
1 49 (65.33%) Cisco
2 24 (32.00%) Juniper
3 21 (28.00%) F5
4 15 (20.00%) Huawei
5 7 (9.33%) VMware
5 7 (9.33%) CheckPoint
6 5 (6.67%) Meraki
7 3 (4.00%) BT
7 3 (4.00%) Microsoft