The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Reading region.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 71 57 75
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +18
Permanent jobs citing WAN 68 85 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 2.84% 3.74% 2.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.88% 12.14% 10.10%
Number of salaries quoted 64 72 43
Average salary £45,000 £37,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.62% -1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,600 £19,000 £24,800
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £72,700 £56,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
766 700 574
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 32.00% 30.78% 26.23%
Number of salaries quoted 411 529 419
Average salary £47,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.50% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,400 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
WAN
Berkshire

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 1 August 2014.

WAN Salary Histogram in Reading

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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.

1 107 (79.85%) LAN
2 78 (58.21%) Cisco
3 72 (53.73%) Firewall
4 56 (41.79%) Windows
5 53 (39.55%) Cisco Certification
6 45 (33.58%) Microsoft
7 41 (30.60%) OSPF
7 41 (30.60%) BGP
8 40 (29.85%) Juniper
8 40 (29.85%) CCNA
9 39 (29.10%) DNS
10 38 (28.36%) Finance
11 37 (27.61%) TCP/IP
12 34 (25.37%) F5
13 30 (22.39%) Windows Server 2008
14 29 (21.64%) Telecoms
14 29 (21.64%) Network Design
14 29 (21.64%) CheckPoint
15 28 (20.90%) VPN
15 28 (20.90%) CCNP
15 28 (20.90%) Network Management
16 27 (20.15%) Windows Server 2003
16 27 (20.15%) Load Balancing
17 26 (19.40%) SQL Server
17 26 (19.40%) LDAP
18 25 (18.66%) MS Excel
18 25 (18.66%) SSL
18 25 (18.66%) VoIP
18 25 (18.66%) Internet
19 24 (17.91%) MPLS

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 20 (14.93%) WebSphere
2 13 (9.70%) SharePoint
3 11 (8.21%) MS Exchange
4 9 (6.72%) Tomcat
5 6 (4.48%) IIS
6 5 (3.73%) Lync
7 4 (2.99%) Lotus Domino
7 4 (2.99%) Apache
7 4 (2.99%) GroupWise
7 4 (2.99%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 25 (18.66%) MS Excel
2 9 (6.72%) MS Office
3 3 (2.24%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.75%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.75%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.99%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.75%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 107 (79.85%) LAN
2 72 (53.73%) Firewall
3 41 (30.60%) OSPF
3 41 (30.60%) BGP
4 39 (29.10%) DNS
5 37 (27.61%) TCP/IP
6 28 (20.90%) VPN
7 26 (19.40%) LDAP
8 25 (18.66%) SSL
8 25 (18.66%) VoIP
8 25 (18.66%) Internet
9 24 (17.91%) MPLS
9 24 (17.91%) SMTP
9 24 (17.91%) HTTP
10 21 (15.67%) EIGRP
10 21 (15.67%) IGRP
11 20 (14.93%) TACACS
12 19 (14.18%) PBX
13 16 (11.94%) SAN
13 16 (11.94%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (19.40%) SQL Server
2 12 (8.96%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (5.22%) IDOL
4 5 (3.73%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (3.73%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (5.97%) LoadRunner
General
1 38 (28.36%) Finance
2 29 (21.64%) Telecoms
3 14 (10.45%) Marketing
4 8 (5.97%) Retail
5 4 (2.99%) Billing
6 3 (2.24%) French Language
6 3 (2.24%) German Language
6 3 (2.24%) Italian Language
6 3 (2.24%) Spanish Language
6 3 (2.24%) Legal
7 2 (1.49%) Banking
8 1 (0.75%) Law
Job Titles
1 46 (34.33%) Network Engineer
2 16 (11.94%) Firewall Engineer
3 14 (10.45%) Support Engineer
4 12 (8.96%) Portfolio Manager
4 12 (8.96%) NOC Engineer
4 12 (8.96%) Product Manager
5 9 (6.72%) Network Support
5 9 (6.72%) Analyst
6 7 (5.22%) Security Engineer
6 7 (5.22%) Performance Engineer
6 7 (5.22%) Service Desk Analyst
6 7 (5.22%) Technical Support
6 7 (5.22%) Service Analyst
6 7 (5.22%) 2nd Line Support
7 6 (4.48%) Network Security Engineer
7 6 (4.48%) Project Manager
7 6 (4.48%) Technical Support Engineer
7 6 (4.48%) Technical Engineer
8 5 (3.73%) Infrastructure Manager
8 5 (3.73%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (14.93%) SOAP
2 5 (3.73%) .NET
3 4 (2.99%) ODBC
4 1 (0.75%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.46%) Management Information System
2 7 (5.22%) PKI
3 5 (3.73%) Statistics
4 4 (2.99%) Blackberry
4 4 (2.99%) iPhone
5 2 (1.49%) EPoS
5 2 (1.49%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.75%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 56 (41.79%) Windows
2 30 (22.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 27 (20.15%) Windows Server 2003
4 22 (16.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (11.94%) UNIX
6 15 (11.19%) Windows XP
7 11 (8.21%) Windows 7
7 11 (8.21%) Linux
8 7 (5.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (2.99%) Windows Mobile
9 4 (2.99%) Android
9 4 (2.99%) Windows Vista
10 2 (1.49%) Solaris
11 1 (0.75%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (21.64%) Network Design
2 28 (20.90%) Network Management
3 27 (20.15%) Load Balancing
4 20 (14.93%) Capacity Management
5 15 (11.19%) ITIL
6 13 (9.70%) Product Management
7 12 (8.96%) Mobile Device Management
8 11 (8.21%) Change Management
8 11 (8.21%) Project Management
9 8 (5.97%) Performance Testing
10 6 (4.48%) Security Management
10 6 (4.48%) Performance Engineering
11 5 (3.73%) Incident Management
11 5 (3.73%) Disaster Recovery
12 4 (2.99%) Business Intelligence
12 4 (2.99%) WAN Optimisation
12 4 (2.99%) Software Distribution
13 3 (2.24%) Root Cause Analysis
13 3 (2.24%) Project Planning
13 3 (2.24%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (9.70%) SQL
2 8 (5.97%) Shell Script
3 5 (3.73%) Perl
3 5 (3.73%) T-SQL
3 5 (3.73%) Python
Qualifications
1 53 (39.55%) Cisco Certification
2 40 (29.85%) CCNA
3 28 (20.90%) CCNP
4 15 (11.19%) CCIE
5 10 (7.46%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (5.97%) MCP
6 8 (5.97%) Security Cleared
7 6 (4.48%) Degree
8 5 (3.73%) MCITP
8 5 (3.73%) MCSE
9 3 (2.24%) MCTS
9 3 (2.24%) JNCIA
9 3 (2.24%) MCSA
9 3 (2.24%) CCSP
9 3 (2.24%) CCIP
10 2 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.75%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.75%) GCIA
11 1 (0.75%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.97%) PCI DSS
2 6 (4.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (3.73%) QA
3 5 (3.73%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (12.69%) Active Directory
2 10 (7.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.49%) XenApp
3 2 (1.49%) XenDesktop
3 2 (1.49%) Xen
4 1 (0.75%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.75%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 20 (14.93%) CiscoWorks
1 20 (14.93%) HP NNM
2 7 (5.22%) Netcool
2 7 (5.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 5 (3.73%) WSUS
4 2 (1.49%) Nagios
4 2 (1.49%) Cacti
4 2 (1.49%) SCCM
4 2 (1.49%) SCOM
4 2 (1.49%) SmokePing
5 1 (0.75%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 78 (58.21%) Cisco
2 45 (33.58%) Microsoft
3 40 (29.85%) Juniper
4 34 (25.37%) F5
5 29 (21.64%) CheckPoint
6 21 (15.67%) HP
7 10 (7.46%) VMware
8 7 (5.22%) Riverbed
8 7 (5.22%) Meridio
8 7 (5.22%) EMC
9 6 (4.48%) Blue Coat
9 6 (4.48%) Fujitsu
10 5 (3.73%) Mitel
10 5 (3.73%) Red Hat
11 4 (2.99%) Sage
11 4 (2.99%) Citrix
11 4 (2.99%) Avaya
11 4 (2.99%) Aruba
11 4 (2.99%) MobileIron
11 4 (2.99%) SOTI
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