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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 66 66 63
Rank change year-on-year
0 -3
Permanent jobs citing WAN 80 89 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 3.13% 3.58% 3.73%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.99% 11.37% 12.32%
Number of salaries quoted 61 70 74
Average salary £35,500 £55,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-35.45% +29.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,000 £24,650
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £82,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +1.33%
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
890 783 617
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 34.85% 31.47% 30.29%
Number of salaries quoted 450 536 505
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £32,500 £25,300
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 24 December 2014.

WAN Salary Histogram in Reading

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 100 (74.07%) LAN
2 78 (57.78%) Cisco
3 72 (53.33%) Firewall
4 71 (52.59%) Windows
5 63 (46.67%) Cisco Certification
6 44 (32.59%) TCP/IP
6 44 (32.59%) CCNA
7 39 (28.89%) VMware
8 35 (25.93%) VPN
8 35 (25.93%) DNS
9 33 (24.44%) Citrix
10 28 (20.74%) ITIL
10 28 (20.74%) CCNP
10 28 (20.74%) MPLS
10 28 (20.74%) VMware Infrastructure
11 27 (20.00%) MS Excel
12 26 (19.26%) Linux
13 25 (18.52%) Network Design
13 25 (18.52%) Network Security
13 25 (18.52%) XenApp
14 24 (17.78%) VLAN
15 22 (16.30%) Microsoft
15 22 (16.30%) IPsec
15 22 (16.30%) Telecoms
16 21 (15.56%) CheckPoint
16 21 (15.56%) Cisco ASA
17 20 (14.81%) SAN
17 20 (14.81%) Project Management
18 19 (14.07%) Change Management
18 19 (14.07%) F5

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 6 (4.44%) MS Exchange
2 5 (3.70%) WebSphere
3 3 (2.22%) Lync
3 3 (2.22%) IBM HTTP Server
3 3 (2.22%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.74%) Apache
4 1 (0.74%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 27 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.44%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.48%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.74%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 100 (74.07%) LAN
2 72 (53.33%) Firewall
3 44 (32.59%) TCP/IP
4 35 (25.93%) VPN
4 35 (25.93%) DNS
5 28 (20.74%) MPLS
6 25 (18.52%) Network Security
7 24 (17.78%) VLAN
8 22 (16.30%) IPsec
9 21 (15.56%) Cisco ASA
10 20 (14.81%) SAN
11 18 (13.33%) BGP
11 18 (13.33%) VoIP
11 18 (13.33%) Wireless
12 17 (12.59%) OSPF
13 15 (11.11%) DHCP
14 8 (5.93%) EIGRP
15 7 (5.19%) Ethernet
15 7 (5.19%) LDAP
16 6 (4.44%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.89%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (2.22%) IDOL
4 2 (1.48%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.48%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (4.44%) LoadRunner
2 3 (2.22%) WinRunner
2 3 (2.22%) TestDirector
2 3 (2.22%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (2.22%) Bugzilla
2 3 (2.22%) JIRA
2 3 (2.22%) Selenium
2 3 (2.22%) MSTest
3 2 (1.48%) ClearQuest
General
1 22 (16.30%) Telecoms
2 11 (8.15%) Finance
3 3 (2.22%) Legal
3 3 (2.22%) Banking
3 3 (2.22%) Retail
3 3 (2.22%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 32 (23.70%) Network Engineer
2 25 (18.52%) Support Engineer
3 15 (11.11%) Security Engineer
4 13 (9.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 13 (9.63%) Analyst
5 10 (7.41%) Project Manager
5 10 (7.41%) 3rd Line Support
5 10 (7.41%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 10 (7.41%) Designer
6 9 (6.67%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
6 9 (6.67%) IT Security Engineer
6 9 (6.67%) Network Designer
7 8 (5.93%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 8 (5.93%) Infrastructure Manager
8 7 (5.19%) Systems Engineer
8 7 (5.19%) Architect
9 6 (4.44%) Technical Support
9 6 (4.44%) Senior Analyst
9 6 (4.44%) Technical Support Engineer
9 6 (4.44%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.48%) SOAP
1 2 (1.48%) Web Services
1 2 (1.48%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.85%) Open Source
2 10 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.96%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.22%) PKI
5 2 (1.48%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.74%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.74%) Statistics
6 1 (0.74%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 71 (52.59%) Windows
2 26 (19.26%) Linux
3 13 (9.63%) Windows Server 2003
3 13 (9.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (8.15%) UNIX
5 10 (7.41%) Solaris
6 6 (4.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (4.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (2.96%) Windows 7
7 4 (2.96%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.48%) AIX
9 1 (0.74%) Android
9 1 (0.74%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (20.74%) ITIL
2 25 (18.52%) Network Design
3 20 (14.81%) Project Management
4 19 (14.07%) Change Management
5 16 (11.85%) Cyber Security
6 10 (7.41%) SIEM
7 8 (5.93%) Network Management
8 6 (4.44%) Change Control
9 4 (2.96%) Load Balancing
10 3 (2.22%) Information Security
10 3 (2.22%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (2.22%) PRINCE2
10 3 (2.22%) Waterfall
10 3 (2.22%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (2.22%) Requirements Management
10 3 (2.22%) Performance Testing
10 3 (2.22%) Test Management
10 3 (2.22%) Test Scripting
10 3 (2.22%) V-Model
10 3 (2.22%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.22%) PHP
1 3 (2.22%) SQL
2 2 (1.48%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 63 (46.67%) Cisco Certification
2 44 (32.59%) CCNA
3 28 (20.74%) CCNP
4 12 (8.89%) Security Cleared
5 10 (7.41%) SC Cleared
6 9 (6.67%) CCDP
7 8 (5.93%) CCDA
7 8 (5.93%) CCIP
8 6 (4.44%) JNCIS
9 5 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (2.96%) MCITP
10 4 (2.96%) MCSE
10 4 (2.96%) CCIE
10 4 (2.96%) CCSP
10 4 (2.96%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (2.22%) SSCP
11 3 (2.22%) Security+ Certification
11 3 (2.22%) GCIA
11 3 (2.22%) GCIH
11 3 (2.22%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (11.85%) SLA
2 6 (4.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.96%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.74%) QA
System Software
1 28 (20.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (18.52%) XenApp
3 18 (13.33%) Hyper-V
4 16 (11.85%) vSphere
5 14 (10.37%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (8.15%) Active Directory
7 3 (2.22%) VMware ESX
8 2 (1.48%) Snort
8 2 (1.48%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.74%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (2.22%) Netcool
1 3 (2.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 3 (2.22%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.48%) CiscoWorks
2 2 (1.48%) HP NNM
2 2 (1.48%) WSUS
3 1 (0.74%) OPNET
Vendors
1 78 (57.78%) Cisco
2 39 (28.89%) VMware
3 33 (24.44%) Citrix
4 22 (16.30%) Microsoft
5 21 (15.56%) CheckPoint
6 19 (14.07%) F5
7 18 (13.33%) HP
8 17 (12.59%) Juniper
9 15 (11.11%) Aruba
10 9 (6.67%) Red Hat
11 7 (5.19%) McAfee
11 7 (5.19%) Blue Coat
12 5 (3.70%) Fortinet
12 5 (3.70%) IBM
13 4 (2.96%) Fujitsu
13 4 (2.96%) Sourcefire
13 4 (2.96%) Huawei
14 3 (2.22%) Riverbed
14 3 (2.22%) Meridio
14 3 (2.22%) Mitel
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