The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 60 66 32
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -34
Permanent jobs citing WAN 100 72 146
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 4.40% 3.11% 6.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.36% 10.30% 18.77%
Number of salaries quoted 91 60 131
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £30,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -
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 Reading region.

Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
651 699 778
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 28.63% 30.21% 35.99%
Number of salaries quoted 365 450 623
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,875 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

WAN
Salary Trend in Reading

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

WAN Salary Trend in Reading

WAN
Salary Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing WAN across the Reading region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

WAN Salary Histogram in Reading

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Reading 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.

1 137 (76.11%) LAN
2 115 (63.89%) Firewall
3 113 (62.78%) Cisco
4 105 (58.33%) Cisco Certification
5 72 (40.00%) CCNA
5 72 (40.00%) Windows
6 57 (31.67%) TCP/IP
7 53 (29.44%) VoIP
8 48 (26.67%) MPLS
9 45 (25.00%) CCNP
10 43 (23.89%) Microsoft
11 41 (22.78%) MS Excel
11 41 (22.78%) Juniper
12 36 (20.00%) ITIL
12 36 (20.00%) DNS
13 35 (19.44%) VMware
14 34 (18.89%) Linux
15 32 (17.78%) VPN
15 32 (17.78%) Network Security
16 31 (17.22%) F5
17 30 (16.67%) Wireless
17 30 (16.67%) Telecoms
18 28 (15.56%) Security Cleared
19 27 (15.00%) HP
19 27 (15.00%) SC Cleared
20 26 (14.44%) BGP
20 26 (14.44%) IPsec
21 24 (13.33%) CheckPoint
22 23 (12.78%) SAN
22 23 (12.78%) DHCP

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Reading 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 22 (12.22%) MS Exchange
1 22 (12.22%) Lync
2 14 (7.78%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (6.11%) IIS
4 6 (3.33%) Apache
5 2 (1.11%) CMS
6 1 (0.56%) Eucalyptus
6 1 (0.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 41 (22.78%) MS Excel
2 12 (6.67%) MS Office
3 8 (4.44%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.67%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (2.78%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.00%) SaaS
2 4 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (1.67%) PaaS
3 3 (1.67%) IaaS
4 2 (1.11%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.56%) Nimbula
5 1 (0.56%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 137 (76.11%) LAN
2 115 (63.89%) Firewall
3 57 (31.67%) TCP/IP
4 53 (29.44%) VoIP
5 48 (26.67%) MPLS
6 36 (20.00%) DNS
7 32 (17.78%) VPN
7 32 (17.78%) Network Security
8 30 (16.67%) Wireless
9 26 (14.44%) BGP
9 26 (14.44%) IPsec
10 23 (12.78%) SAN
10 23 (12.78%) DHCP
11 22 (12.22%) OSPF
11 22 (12.22%) VLAN
12 17 (9.44%) SNMP
13 11 (6.11%) PPP
13 11 (6.11%) iSCSI
14 10 (5.56%) ATM
15 9 (5.00%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (12.22%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.22%) MySQL
3 1 (0.56%) Hadoop
General
1 30 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 15 (8.33%) Finance
3 11 (6.11%) Banking
4 6 (3.33%) German Language
5 3 (1.67%) French Language
5 3 (1.67%) Multimedia
5 3 (1.67%) Legal
6 2 (1.11%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.56%) Marketing
7 1 (0.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 46 (25.56%) Network Engineer
2 26 (14.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 20 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 18 (10.00%) Security Engineer
5 16 (8.89%) Architect
6 13 (7.22%) Consultant
7 11 (6.11%) Analyst
7 11 (6.11%) Technical Engineer
8 9 (5.00%) Technical Support
8 9 (5.00%) Senior Network Engineer
8 9 (5.00%) Cisco Engineer
9 8 (4.44%) IT Security Engineer
9 8 (4.44%) Technical Consultant
9 8 (4.44%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
10 7 (3.89%) Systems Engineer
10 7 (3.89%) Sales Consultant
10 7 (3.89%) Voice Engineer
10 7 (3.89%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 7 (3.89%) Technical Support Engineer
11 6 (3.33%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.89%) Web Services
2 2 (1.11%) CGI
3 1 (0.56%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.67%) Open Source
2 7 (3.89%) EqualLogic
2 7 (3.89%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.33%) Statistics
4 5 (2.78%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.22%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (1.67%) E-Learning
7 2 (1.11%) PKI
7 2 (1.11%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.56%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.56%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.56%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 72 (40.00%) Windows
2 34 (18.89%) Linux
3 19 (10.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (9.44%) Windows Server 2003
5 16 (8.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (6.11%) UNIX
7 6 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.11%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.56%) AIX
9 1 (0.56%) Solaris
9 1 (0.56%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (20.00%) ITIL
2 21 (11.67%) Project Management
3 20 (11.11%) Change Control
4 17 (9.44%) Network Design
5 16 (8.89%) Change Management
6 13 (7.22%) Cyber Security
7 11 (6.11%) PRINCE2
7 11 (6.11%) Migration
8 10 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
9 9 (5.00%) Load Balancing
9 9 (5.00%) Service Delivery
10 8 (4.44%) SIEM
11 7 (3.89%) Network Management
11 7 (3.89%) WAN Optimisation
11 7 (3.89%) Network Monitoring
12 6 (3.33%) Information Security
12 6 (3.33%) Security Management
12 6 (3.33%) Kalman Filter
12 6 (3.33%) Vulnerability Management
12 6 (3.33%) Database Security
Programming Languages
1 19 (10.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 105 (58.33%) Cisco Certification
2 72 (40.00%) CCNA
3 45 (25.00%) CCNP
4 28 (15.56%) Security Cleared
5 27 (15.00%) SC Cleared
6 21 (11.67%) Microsoft Certification
7 14 (7.78%) CCDP
8 13 (7.22%) CISSP
8 13 (7.22%) CEH
9 11 (6.11%) MCSE
10 10 (5.56%) MCSA
11 8 (4.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 8 (4.44%) CCIE
11 8 (4.44%) CCSP
12 7 (3.89%) Degree
12 7 (3.89%) GIAC
13 6 (3.33%) JNCIS
13 6 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
13 6 (3.33%) CCDA
14 4 (2.22%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.78%) SLA
2 4 (2.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 22 (12.22%) Hyper-V
2 18 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (9.44%) Active Directory
4 11 (6.11%) XenApp
5 9 (5.00%) vSphere
6 8 (4.44%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.67%) VMware ESX
8 2 (1.11%) Firmware
8 2 (1.11%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.56%) XenServer
9 1 (0.56%) vCloud
9 1 (0.56%) Snort
Systems Management
1 6 (3.33%) Nmap
2 2 (1.11%) Cisco UCCX
2 2 (1.11%) FortiGate
3 1 (0.56%) SCDPM
3 1 (0.56%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (0.56%) ZENworks
3 1 (0.56%) SCCM
3 1 (0.56%) SCOM
3 1 (0.56%) HP NNM
3 1 (0.56%) OPNET
Vendors
1 113 (62.78%) Cisco
2 43 (23.89%) Microsoft
3 41 (22.78%) Juniper
4 35 (19.44%) VMware
5 31 (17.22%) F5
6 27 (15.00%) HP
7 24 (13.33%) CheckPoint
8 22 (12.22%) Citrix
9 16 (8.89%) McAfee
10 14 (7.78%) Blue Coat
10 14 (7.78%) Fortinet
11 13 (7.22%) Oracle
12 10 (5.56%) Mitel
12 10 (5.56%) ProCurve
12 10 (5.56%) Riverbed
12 10 (5.56%) Aruba
13 9 (5.00%) Dell
14 7 (3.89%) CA
15 6 (3.33%) NetScout
16 5 (2.78%) 3PAR
Reading, Berkshire
CGI
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
ECMWF
Salary: £54,776 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Reading
The People Network
Salary: £55000 - £68000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Reading
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Reading, Berkshire, South East
Cisco Systems Limited
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
Reading
Oracle
Salary: excellent salary - negotiable
Posted: 24 days ago