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

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 47 74 55
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -19
Permanent jobs citing WAN 117 66 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 5.23% 2.77% 3.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.53% 8.91% 11.60%
Number of salaries quoted 103 62 73
Average salary £40,000 £43,750 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.57% +13.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £30,000 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £65,000 £72,400
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
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
599 741 707
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 26.78% 31.06% 31.27%
Number of salaries quoted 381 407 546
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £60,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 28 July 2015.

WAN Salary Histogram in Reading

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 170 (81.73%) LAN
2 140 (67.31%) Cisco
3 133 (63.94%) Firewall
4 86 (41.35%) Cisco Certification
5 85 (40.87%) Windows
6 78 (37.50%) TCP/IP
7 58 (27.88%) VMware
8 56 (26.92%) CCNA
9 55 (26.44%) Juniper
10 51 (24.52%) Microsoft
11 42 (20.19%) MS Excel
12 39 (18.75%) Linux
13 38 (18.27%) Hyper-V
14 36 (17.31%) VoIP
15 35 (16.83%) CCNP
16 33 (15.87%) DNS
16 33 (15.87%) SQL
16 33 (15.87%) Telecoms
17 32 (15.38%) F5
18 31 (14.90%) VMware Infrastructure
18 31 (14.90%) BGP
19 29 (13.94%) ITIL
20 28 (13.46%) MS Exchange
20 28 (13.46%) Active Directory
20 28 (13.46%) MPLS
20 28 (13.46%) OSPF
20 28 (13.46%) Citrix
20 28 (13.46%) Wireless
21 27 (12.98%) SQL Server
21 27 (12.98%) Windows Server 2008

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 28 (13.46%) MS Exchange
2 18 (8.65%) IIS
2 18 (8.65%) Exchange Server 2010
3 17 (8.17%) Lync
4 9 (4.33%) Apache
5 2 (0.96%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.96%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.48%) Eucalyptus
6 1 (0.48%) CMS
Applications
1 42 (20.19%) MS Excel
2 12 (5.77%) MS Office
3 6 (2.88%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.44%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.48%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 5 (2.40%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 12 (5.77%) SaaS
2 3 (1.44%) IaaS
2 3 (1.44%) PaaS
2 3 (1.44%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.48%) Nimbula
3 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.48%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 170 (81.73%) LAN
2 133 (63.94%) Firewall
3 78 (37.50%) TCP/IP
4 36 (17.31%) VoIP
5 33 (15.87%) DNS
6 31 (14.90%) BGP
7 28 (13.46%) MPLS
7 28 (13.46%) OSPF
7 28 (13.46%) Wireless
8 25 (12.02%) VPN
8 25 (12.02%) Cisco ASA
9 24 (11.54%) SNMP
10 21 (10.10%) Network Security
11 20 (9.62%) DHCP
12 19 (9.13%) SAN
13 15 (7.21%) iSCSI
13 15 (7.21%) Internet
14 14 (6.73%) EIGRP
14 14 (6.73%) Cisco Nexus
15 13 (6.25%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (12.98%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.25%) MySQL
3 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.48%) Hadoop
General
1 33 (15.87%) Telecoms
2 16 (7.69%) Finance
3 10 (4.81%) German Language
4 9 (4.33%) Banking
5 5 (2.40%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.92%) French Language
7 3 (1.44%) Multimedia
8 2 (0.96%) Advertising
9 1 (0.48%) Marketing
9 1 (0.48%) Retail
Job Titles
1 48 (23.08%) Network Engineer
2 26 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 25 (12.02%) Consultant
4 19 (9.13%) Analyst
4 19 (9.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 19 (9.13%) Administrator
5 17 (8.17%) Systems Administrator
5 17 (8.17%) Sales Consultant
5 17 (8.17%) Technical Consultant
6 16 (7.69%) Technical Sales Consultant
7 14 (6.73%) Technical Engineer
7 14 (6.73%) Architect
8 13 (6.25%) Senior Network Engineer
9 12 (5.77%) 3rd Line Support
10 11 (5.29%) Technical Support
11 9 (4.33%) Systems Engineer
11 9 (4.33%) Technical Support Engineer
12 8 (3.85%) Network Analyst
12 8 (3.85%) Pre Sales Consultant
12 8 (3.85%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.25%) Web Services
2 3 (1.44%) 802.1X
3 2 (0.96%) XMPP
3 2 (0.96%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (9.13%) Data Centre
2 10 (4.81%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.85%) Computer Science
3 8 (3.85%) EqualLogic
4 7 (3.37%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.88%) Statistics
6 3 (1.44%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (1.44%) E-Learning
7 1 (0.48%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.48%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.48%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.48%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.48%) PKI
7 1 (0.48%) Replication
7 1 (0.48%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 85 (40.87%) Windows
2 39 (18.75%) Linux
3 27 (12.98%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (11.54%) Windows Server 2003
5 23 (11.06%) UNIX
6 20 (9.62%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (2.88%) Windows 7
8 5 (2.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.96%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (13.94%) ITIL
2 19 (9.13%) Change Control
3 17 (8.17%) WAN Optimisation
4 16 (7.69%) Security Management
5 13 (6.25%) Load Balancing
6 12 (5.77%) Disaster Recovery
6 12 (5.77%) Project Management
7 11 (5.29%) Network Management
7 11 (5.29%) Migration
8 10 (4.81%) Network Design
8 10 (4.81%) Vulnerability Management
9 8 (3.85%) PRINCE2
9 8 (3.85%) Network Monitoring
10 7 (3.37%) Root Cause Analysis
10 7 (3.37%) Incident Management
10 7 (3.37%) Service Delivery
10 7 (3.37%) Change Management
11 5 (2.40%) Data Analysis
12 4 (1.92%) Workflow
12 4 (1.92%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 33 (15.87%) SQL
2 7 (3.37%) Python
2 7 (3.37%) Perl
3 5 (2.40%) Shell Script
4 4 (1.92%) PowerShell
5 2 (0.96%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 86 (41.35%) Cisco Certification
2 56 (26.92%) CCNA
3 35 (16.83%) CCNP
4 27 (12.98%) SC Cleared
4 27 (12.98%) Security Cleared
5 26 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
6 16 (7.69%) CCIE
7 15 (7.21%) CISSP
7 15 (7.21%) CEH
8 13 (6.25%) Degree
9 12 (5.77%) MCSE
10 10 (4.81%) MCSA
11 8 (3.85%) CCDP
12 6 (2.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 5 (2.40%) CCDA
13 5 (2.40%) CCIP
13 5 (2.40%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (2.40%) GIAC
14 4 (1.92%) Security+ Certification
14 4 (1.92%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.81%) SLA
2 3 (1.44%) QA
3 2 (0.96%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 38 (18.27%) Hyper-V
2 31 (14.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (13.46%) Active Directory
4 22 (10.58%) VMware ESXi
5 21 (10.10%) VMware ESX
6 18 (8.65%) vSphere
7 14 (6.73%) XenApp
8 3 (1.44%) Firmware
9 2 (0.96%) iptables
10 1 (0.48%) vCloud
10 1 (0.48%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.48%) Snort
Systems Management
1 9 (4.33%) Nmap
2 4 (1.92%) Backup Exec
2 4 (1.92%) Cisco UCCX
2 4 (1.92%) FortiGate
3 3 (1.44%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (0.96%) HP NNM
4 2 (0.96%) CiscoWorks
4 2 (0.96%) Puppet
4 2 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.48%) SCDPM
5 1 (0.48%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.48%) Nagios
5 1 (0.48%) ZENworks
5 1 (0.48%) SCCM
5 1 (0.48%) SCOM
Vendors
1 140 (67.31%) Cisco
2 58 (27.88%) VMware
3 55 (26.44%) Juniper
4 51 (24.52%) Microsoft
5 32 (15.38%) F5
6 28 (13.46%) Citrix
7 22 (10.58%) HP
8 21 (10.10%) Oracle
8 21 (10.10%) CheckPoint
9 17 (8.17%) Riverbed
9 17 (8.17%) CA
9 17 (8.17%) NetScout
10 14 (6.73%) McAfee
11 13 (6.25%) Fortinet
12 12 (5.77%) Blue Coat
13 11 (5.29%) ProCurve
14 9 (4.33%) Dell
15 8 (3.85%) Mitel
15 8 (3.85%) Aruba
16 5 (2.40%) EMC
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