The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 73 63 75
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +12
Permanent jobs citing WAN 39 83 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 2.76% 3.84% 3.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.01% 13.26% 9.62%
Number of salaries quoted 36 68 56
Median salary £43,250 £50,000 £36,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
-13.50% +36.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,750 £27,500 £31,250
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £58,250 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%

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
433 626 769
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 30.67% 28.98% 33.25%
Number of salaries quoted 265 464 413
Median salary £50,000 £52,500 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +12.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of job ads across the Reading region citing WAN as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 16 January 2017.

WAN Salary Histogram in Reading

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, IT jobs citing WAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Reading region with a requirement for WAN.

1 76 (87.36%) LAN
2 47 (54.02%) Windows
3 41 (47.13%) Cisco
4 37 (42.53%) VMware
5 32 (36.78%) Cisco Certification
6 31 (35.63%) Active Directory
6 31 (35.63%) TCP/IP
6 31 (35.63%) VMware Infrastructure
7 29 (33.33%) Hyper-V
7 29 (33.33%) Firewall
8 22 (25.29%) Windows Server
9 20 (22.99%) Microsoft
9 20 (22.99%) ITIL
9 20 (22.99%) Windows 7
10 19 (21.84%) MS Exchange
11 17 (19.54%) SQL Server
11 17 (19.54%) CCNP
11 17 (19.54%) Juniper
12 16 (18.39%) CCNA
12 16 (18.39%) VoIP
12 16 (18.39%) VLAN
12 16 (18.39%) Skype for Business
13 15 (17.24%) VPN
14 14 (16.09%) Microsoft Certification
14 14 (16.09%) NetApp
14 14 (16.09%) Office 365
15 13 (14.94%) Finance
16 12 (13.79%) DNS
16 12 (13.79%) Presales
17 11 (12.64%) Avaya

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 19 (21.84%) MS Exchange
2 16 (18.39%) Skype for Business
3 5 (5.75%) WebSphere
4 4 (4.60%) Apache
4 4 (4.60%) IIS
5 2 (2.30%) IBM Notes
5 2 (2.30%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.30%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.15%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (10.34%) MS Excel
2 7 (8.05%) MS Office
3 1 (1.15%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.15%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.15%) SAP hybris
Cloud Services
1 14 (16.09%) Office 365
2 7 (8.05%) SaaS
3 3 (3.45%) IaaS
3 3 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.45%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 76 (87.36%) LAN
2 31 (35.63%) TCP/IP
3 29 (33.33%) Firewall
4 16 (18.39%) VLAN
4 16 (18.39%) VoIP
5 15 (17.24%) VPN
6 12 (13.79%) DNS
7 10 (11.49%) MPLS
8 9 (10.34%) BGP
8 9 (10.34%) OSPF
8 9 (10.34%) Skype
9 8 (9.20%) NAS
9 8 (9.20%) PBX
9 8 (9.20%) SAN
10 7 (8.05%) Ethernet
10 7 (8.05%) Network Security
11 6 (6.90%) RIP
12 5 (5.75%) EIGRP
12 5 (5.75%) HSRP
12 5 (5.75%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (19.54%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.15%) Couchbase
2 1 (1.15%) DB2
2 1 (1.15%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.15%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (4.60%) JMeter
1 4 (4.60%) LoadRunner
1 4 (4.60%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.15%) JIRA
General
1 13 (14.94%) Finance
2 5 (5.75%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.60%) French Language
4 3 (3.45%) German Language
4 3 (3.45%) Legal
4 3 (3.45%) Portuguese Language
4 3 (3.45%) Retail
4 3 (3.45%) Spanish Language
5 2 (2.30%) Marketing
6 1 (1.15%) Billing
Job Titles
1 28 (32.18%) Support Engineer
2 26 (29.89%) Network Engineer
3 14 (16.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 12 (13.79%) Technical Support
5 11 (12.64%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 9 (10.34%) Infrastructure Support
6 9 (10.34%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 8 (9.20%) Analyst
7 8 (9.20%) Architect
8 7 (8.05%) Lead Network Engineer
8 7 (8.05%) Senior Network Engineer
8 7 (8.05%) Technical Engineer
8 7 (8.05%) Technical Support Engineer
9 6 (6.90%) Cisco Engineer
9 6 (6.90%) IT Support
10 5 (5.75%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 5 (5.75%) Network Analyst
10 5 (5.75%) Network Support
10 5 (5.75%) Network Support Engineer
10 5 (5.75%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.60%) HTML
1 4 (4.60%) HTML5
1 4 (4.60%) Web Services
2 2 (2.30%) .NET
3 1 (1.15%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.75%) Data Centre
3 4 (4.60%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.60%) PKI
4 3 (3.45%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.45%) Driving Licence
4 3 (3.45%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (2.30%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.30%) IVR
5 2 (2.30%) Replication
5 2 (2.30%) Social Network
5 2 (2.30%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.15%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.15%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 47 (54.02%) Windows
2 22 (25.29%) Windows Server
3 20 (22.99%) Windows 7
4 8 (9.20%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (9.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (8.05%) Linux
6 4 (4.60%) Unix
7 3 (3.45%) Windows 10
7 3 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (2.30%) Mac OS
8 2 (2.30%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.30%) Windows NT
9 1 (1.15%) CentOS
9 1 (1.15%) Debian
9 1 (1.15%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (22.99%) ITIL
2 12 (13.79%) Presales
3 11 (12.64%) Network Design
4 10 (11.49%) Data Protection
5 8 (9.20%) High Availability
6 7 (8.05%) Network Monitoring
7 6 (6.90%) Mentoring
8 5 (5.75%) Incident Management
8 5 (5.75%) Load Balancing
8 5 (5.75%) Problem Management
9 4 (4.60%) Change Control
9 4 (4.60%) Change Management
9 4 (4.60%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
9 4 (4.60%) CRM
9 4 (4.60%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (4.60%) Network Architecture
9 4 (4.60%) Performance Testing
9 4 (4.60%) Product Management
9 4 (4.60%) Test Scripting
9 4 (4.60%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (10.34%) SQL
2 6 (6.90%) C#
3 5 (5.75%) Python
4 4 (4.60%) Java
4 4 (4.60%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.15%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.15%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 32 (36.78%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (19.54%) CCNP
3 16 (18.39%) CCNA
4 14 (16.09%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (9.20%) MCITP
5 8 (9.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 7 (8.05%) CCIE
6 7 (8.05%) MCSE
7 6 (6.90%) Degree
7 6 (6.90%) JNCIE
7 6 (6.90%) JNCIP
8 5 (5.75%) MCP
9 4 (4.60%) A+ Certification
9 4 (4.60%) CEH
9 4 (4.60%) CISSP
10 3 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (2.30%) MCSA
12 1 (1.15%) MCTS
12 1 (1.15%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (11.49%) SLA
2 4 (4.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (4.60%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 31 (35.63%) Active Directory
1 31 (35.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 3 (3.45%) VMware ESX
4 2 (2.30%) VMware Server
5 1 (1.15%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.15%) vSphere
5 1 (1.15%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (4.60%) Backup Exec
1 4 (4.60%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (4.60%) Nmap
2 2 (2.30%) Nessus
2 2 (2.30%) SCCM
3 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 41 (47.13%) Cisco
2 37 (42.53%) VMware
3 20 (22.99%) Microsoft
4 17 (19.54%) Juniper
5 14 (16.09%) NetApp
6 11 (12.64%) Avaya
7 8 (9.20%) Mitel
8 7 (8.05%) CheckPoint
9 6 (6.90%) NEC
10 5 (5.75%) Citrix
10 5 (5.75%) Oracle
10 5 (5.75%) SAP
11 4 (4.60%) HP
11 4 (4.60%) Symantec
11 4 (4.60%) Veeam
12 3 (3.45%) BMC
12 3 (3.45%) CenturyLink
12 3 (3.45%) Epicor
12 3 (3.45%) PlateSpin
13 2 (2.30%) Novell
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