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 6 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 67 75 72
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -3
Permanent jobs citing WAN 71 58 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 3.14% 2.66% 3.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.74% 8.96% 9.27%
Number of salaries quoted 63 51 56
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £37,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +27.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,600 £22,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +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
661 647 755
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 29.26% 29.71% 37.92%
Number of salaries quoted 368 463 587
Average salary £47,500 £47,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.06% -1.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,100 £32,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
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 6 March 2015.

WAN Salary Histogram in Reading

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 6 March 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.

1 103 (69.59%) LAN
2 94 (63.51%) Cisco
3 87 (58.78%) Firewall
4 85 (57.43%) Cisco Certification
5 68 (45.95%) Windows
6 55 (37.16%) CCNA
7 48 (32.43%) TCP/IP
8 45 (30.41%) MPLS
9 41 (27.70%) CCNP
9 41 (27.70%) VMware
10 37 (25.00%) MS Excel
11 36 (24.32%) Citrix
12 35 (23.65%) DNS
13 34 (22.97%) VPN
13 34 (22.97%) Microsoft
14 32 (21.62%) ITIL
15 31 (20.95%) VoIP
15 31 (20.95%) Network Security
16 29 (19.59%) IPsec
17 26 (17.57%) VMware Infrastructure
17 26 (17.57%) Juniper
18 25 (16.89%) SAN
18 25 (16.89%) BGP
18 25 (16.89%) XenApp
19 23 (15.54%) Project Management
19 23 (15.54%) Linux
19 23 (15.54%) VLAN
20 22 (14.86%) Hyper-V
21 21 (14.19%) Change Management
21 21 (14.19%) OSPF

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 16 (10.81%) Lync
2 9 (6.08%) MS Exchange
3 7 (4.73%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (2.03%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.35%) CMS
5 2 (1.35%) IBM HTTP Server
5 2 (1.35%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 37 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 8 (5.41%) MS Office
3 7 (4.73%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.03%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.35%) SaaS
2 2 (1.35%) PaaS
2 2 (1.35%) IaaS
3 1 (0.68%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 103 (69.59%) LAN
2 87 (58.78%) Firewall
3 48 (32.43%) TCP/IP
4 45 (30.41%) MPLS
5 35 (23.65%) DNS
6 34 (22.97%) VPN
7 31 (20.95%) VoIP
7 31 (20.95%) Network Security
8 29 (19.59%) IPsec
9 25 (16.89%) BGP
9 25 (16.89%) SAN
10 23 (15.54%) VLAN
11 21 (14.19%) OSPF
12 20 (13.51%) DHCP
12 20 (13.51%) Cisco ASA
13 19 (12.84%) Wireless
14 11 (7.43%) SNMP
15 10 (6.76%) Ethernet
16 9 (6.08%) PPP
17 8 (5.41%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.76%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (2.03%) IDOL
4 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (4.05%) LoadRunner
2 3 (2.03%) WinRunner
2 3 (2.03%) TestDirector
2 3 (2.03%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (2.03%) Bugzilla
2 3 (2.03%) JIRA
2 3 (2.03%) Selenium
2 3 (2.03%) MSTest
3 2 (1.35%) ClearQuest
General
1 21 (14.19%) Telecoms
2 13 (8.78%) Finance
3 8 (5.41%) Banking
4 3 (2.03%) Retail
4 3 (2.03%) Legal
Job Titles
1 34 (22.97%) Network Engineer
2 22 (14.86%) Support Engineer
3 18 (12.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 17 (11.49%) Security Engineer
5 13 (8.78%) Architect
6 10 (6.76%) IT Security Engineer
6 10 (6.76%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
7 9 (6.08%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 9 (6.08%) 3rd Line Support
8 8 (5.41%) Consultant
9 7 (4.73%) Systems Engineer
9 7 (4.73%) Analyst
9 7 (4.73%) Cisco Engineer
9 7 (4.73%) Voice Engineer
10 6 (4.05%) IT Support
10 6 (4.05%) Designer
10 6 (4.05%) IT Support Engineer
10 6 (4.05%) Senior Network Engineer
10 6 (4.05%) Technical Support
11 5 (3.38%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.35%) Web Services
1 2 (1.35%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.81%) Open Source
2 9 (6.08%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.38%) PKI
4 4 (2.70%) EqualLogic
5 2 (1.35%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (1.35%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.68%) Replication
6 1 (0.68%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.68%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 68 (45.95%) Windows
2 23 (15.54%) Linux
3 14 (9.46%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (8.78%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (4.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (4.05%) Solaris
7 4 (2.70%) UNIX
7 4 (2.70%) Windows XP
7 4 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.35%) AIX
9 1 (0.68%) Android
9 1 (0.68%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.68%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (21.62%) ITIL
2 23 (15.54%) Project Management
3 21 (14.19%) Change Management
3 21 (14.19%) Network Design
4 14 (9.46%) Change Control
4 14 (9.46%) Cyber Security
5 10 (6.76%) Migration
6 8 (5.41%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (4.73%) Network Management
7 7 (4.73%) SIEM
8 6 (4.05%) Load Balancing
8 6 (4.05%) Network Monitoring
9 5 (3.38%) Kalman Filter
9 5 (3.38%) Database Security
9 5 (3.38%) Technical Architecture
9 5 (3.38%) Information Security
10 4 (2.70%) Service Delivery
10 4 (2.70%) TOGAF
10 4 (2.70%) Stress Testing
11 3 (2.03%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.38%) SQL
2 2 (1.35%) PHP
3 1 (0.68%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 85 (57.43%) Cisco Certification
2 55 (37.16%) CCNA
3 41 (27.70%) CCNP
4 18 (12.16%) Security Cleared
5 15 (10.14%) SC Cleared
6 11 (7.43%) CCDP
7 8 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (5.41%) JNCIS
8 6 (4.05%) CCSP
9 5 (3.38%) CCDA
9 5 (3.38%) CISSP
9 5 (3.38%) GIAC
9 5 (3.38%) CEH
10 4 (2.70%) JNCIA
10 4 (2.70%) VCP4
10 4 (2.70%) MCSE
10 4 (2.70%) MCSA
11 3 (2.03%) CCIE
11 3 (2.03%) HND
11 3 (2.03%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (10.81%) SLA
2 4 (2.70%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 26 (17.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (16.89%) XenApp
3 22 (14.86%) Hyper-V
4 16 (10.81%) vSphere
5 14 (9.46%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (6.08%) Active Directory
7 3 (2.03%) VMware ESX
8 2 (1.35%) XenServer
8 2 (1.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (2.03%) Netcool
1 3 (2.03%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 3 (2.03%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.68%) ZENworks
2 1 (0.68%) OPNET
2 1 (0.68%) WSUS
Vendors
1 94 (63.51%) Cisco
2 41 (27.70%) VMware
3 36 (24.32%) Citrix
4 34 (22.97%) Microsoft
5 26 (17.57%) Juniper
6 21 (14.19%) HP
7 19 (12.84%) F5
8 15 (10.14%) CheckPoint
9 10 (6.76%) Aruba
10 7 (4.73%) Red Hat
10 7 (4.73%) McAfee
10 7 (4.73%) Riverbed
11 6 (4.05%) Blue Coat
11 6 (4.05%) Dell
12 4 (2.70%) IBM
12 4 (2.70%) Symantec
12 4 (2.70%) Fujitsu
12 4 (2.70%) Huawei
13 3 (2.03%) Fortinet
13 3 (2.03%) ProCurve
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