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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 58 76 75
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -1
Permanent jobs citing WAN 92 74 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 4.34% 3.12% 3.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.77% 10.28% 9.37%
Number of salaries quoted 82 61 58
Average salary £42,000 £47,500 £53,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.57% -11.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £31,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £70,000 £84,750
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £38,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+10.38% +1.31%
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
623 720 726
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 29.39% 30.34% 32.35%
Number of salaries quoted 474 405 521
Average salary £52,500 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.52% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £67,500 £65,000
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 5 February 2016.

WAN Salary Histogram in Reading

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 133 (76.44%) Cisco
2 122 (70.11%) LAN
3 107 (61.49%) Cisco Certification
4 103 (59.20%) Firewall
5 76 (43.68%) CCNP
6 65 (37.36%) MPLS
7 62 (35.63%) BGP
8 60 (34.48%) Juniper
9 58 (33.33%) VMware
10 48 (27.59%) VPN
11 45 (25.86%) VoIP
11 45 (25.86%) Data Centre
12 42 (24.14%) OSPF
13 41 (23.56%) CCNA
14 36 (20.69%) TCP/IP
15 35 (20.11%) Windows
15 35 (20.11%) Presales
16 34 (19.54%) F5
17 30 (17.24%) Active Directory
17 30 (17.24%) CCIE
17 30 (17.24%) VMware Infrastructure
18 29 (16.67%) CheckPoint
18 29 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
19 28 (16.09%) Wireless
19 28 (16.09%) Telecoms
20 27 (15.52%) Linux
20 27 (15.52%) Windows Server
21 26 (14.94%) ITIL
22 25 (14.37%) Migration
23 24 (13.79%) Microsoft

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 11 (6.32%) MS Exchange
2 10 (5.75%) OpenStack
3 6 (3.45%) IIS
4 3 (1.72%) Apache
5 2 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.15%) Lync
6 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 11 (6.32%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.87%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.87%) SaaS
3 4 (2.30%) IaaS
3 4 (2.30%) Office 365
4 1 (0.57%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 122 (70.11%) LAN
2 103 (59.20%) Firewall
3 65 (37.36%) MPLS
4 62 (35.63%) BGP
5 48 (27.59%) VPN
6 45 (25.86%) VoIP
7 42 (24.14%) OSPF
8 36 (20.69%) TCP/IP
9 29 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
10 28 (16.09%) Wireless
11 23 (13.22%) Cisco ASA
11 23 (13.22%) IPsec
12 22 (12.64%) Internet
13 21 (12.07%) DNS
13 21 (12.07%) IPv4
14 17 (9.77%) BIG-IP
14 17 (9.77%) SSL
15 15 (8.62%) Network Security
16 14 (8.05%) EIGRP
16 14 (8.05%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (9.77%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.02%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.30%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.72%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (1.15%) Subversion
General
1 28 (16.09%) Telecoms
2 19 (10.92%) Finance
3 9 (5.17%) Advertising
4 7 (4.02%) Marketing
5 6 (3.45%) Banking
5 6 (3.45%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (1.72%) French Language
6 3 (1.72%) German Language
6 3 (1.72%) Portuguese Language
6 3 (1.72%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.57%) Back Office
7 1 (0.57%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 79 (45.40%) Network Engineer
2 52 (29.89%) Senior Network Engineer
3 40 (22.99%) Cisco Engineer
3 40 (22.99%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 26 (14.94%) Senior Cisco Engineer
4 26 (14.94%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
5 22 (12.64%) Support Engineer
6 14 (8.05%) Systems Engineer
7 13 (7.47%) Network Support
7 13 (7.47%) Network Support Engineer
8 12 (6.90%) Analyst
8 12 (6.90%) Presales Manager
8 12 (6.90%) Senior IT Support
8 12 (6.90%) Senior Support Engineer
9 10 (5.75%) Architect
9 10 (5.75%) Consultant
10 9 (5.17%) Senior Network Support
10 9 (5.17%) Senior Network Support Engineer
10 9 (5.17%) Senior Systems Engineer
11 8 (4.60%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.75%) Web Services
2 4 (2.30%) .NET
3 2 (1.15%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.57%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 45 (25.86%) Data Centre
2 14 (8.05%) Private Cloud
3 7 (4.02%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.87%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.30%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.30%) PMI
6 2 (1.15%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.15%) Physics
7 1 (0.57%) BBC
7 1 (0.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.57%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 35 (20.11%) Windows
2 27 (15.52%) Linux
2 27 (15.52%) Windows Server
3 16 (9.20%) Unix
4 15 (8.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (5.75%) CentOS
5 10 (5.75%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (5.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (2.30%) Windows XP
7 2 (1.15%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.15%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.57%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.57%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (20.11%) Presales
2 26 (14.94%) ITIL
3 25 (14.37%) Migration
4 17 (9.77%) Fault Management
5 15 (8.62%) Network Design
6 11 (6.32%) Load Balancing
7 9 (5.17%) Change Control
8 8 (4.60%) Change Management
8 8 (4.60%) Configuration Management
8 8 (4.60%) CRM
8 8 (4.60%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (4.60%) Network Management
8 8 (4.60%) Problem Management
9 7 (4.02%) Capacity Management
9 7 (4.02%) Service Management
10 6 (3.45%) High Availability
10 6 (3.45%) ITSM
10 6 (3.45%) Network Architecture
10 6 (3.45%) Network Load Balancing
10 6 (3.45%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 16 (9.20%) Perl
2 14 (8.05%) Python
3 8 (4.60%) Bash Shell
4 7 (4.02%) SQL
5 6 (3.45%) Shell Script
6 3 (1.72%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.15%) C
Qualifications
1 107 (61.49%) Cisco Certification
2 76 (43.68%) CCNP
3 41 (23.56%) CCNA
4 30 (17.24%) CCIE
5 23 (13.22%) Degree
6 14 (8.05%) JNCIP
6 14 (8.05%) Microsoft Certification
7 13 (7.47%) SC Cleared
7 13 (7.47%) Security Cleared
8 10 (5.75%) MCSE
9 8 (4.60%) CCVP
10 6 (3.45%) JNCIE
10 6 (3.45%) MCP
11 5 (2.87%) CCSP
11 5 (2.87%) JNCIA
11 5 (2.87%) MCTS
12 4 (2.30%) CEH
12 4 (2.30%) CISSP
12 4 (2.30%) MCITP
12 4 (2.30%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.32%) SLA
2 1 (0.57%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 30 (17.24%) Active Directory
1 30 (17.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (4.60%) iptables
3 7 (4.02%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.30%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.57%) vSphere
5 1 (0.57%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (5.75%) Puppet
2 8 (4.60%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (3.45%) Cisco UCCE
4 4 (2.30%) Backup Exec
5 3 (1.72%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (1.72%) Nmap
6 2 (1.15%) CFEngine
6 2 (1.15%) Cisco UCCX
6 2 (1.15%) Nagios
6 2 (1.15%) SCCM
7 1 (0.57%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 133 (76.44%) Cisco
2 60 (34.48%) Juniper
3 58 (33.33%) VMware
4 34 (19.54%) F5
5 29 (16.67%) CheckPoint
6 24 (13.79%) Microsoft
7 15 (8.62%) NetScout
8 12 (6.90%) Citrix
8 12 (6.90%) Palo Alto
9 11 (6.32%) EMC
10 10 (5.75%) Nortel
10 10 (5.75%) Red Hat
10 10 (5.75%) Websense
11 8 (4.60%) Avaya
12 6 (3.45%) HP
12 6 (3.45%) Intel
12 6 (3.45%) Meraki
13 5 (2.87%) Mitel
14 4 (2.30%) CA
14 4 (2.30%) NetApp
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