The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Slough region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 33 38 39
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +1
Permanent jobs citing WAN 35 29 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 6.21% 4.84% 4.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.18% 20.86% 18.40%
Number of salaries quoted 19 14 20
Average salary £42,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,900 £41,800 £24,750
10% offered a salary of more than £67,000 £51,750 £51,250
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +5.26%
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 Slough region.

Communications & Networking Category
Slough
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
139 139 125
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 24.65% 23.21% 24.18%
Number of salaries quoted 88 115 109
Average salary £42,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing WAN across the Slough region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

WAN
Salary Trend in Slough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing WAN across the Slough region.

WAN Salary Trend in Slough

WAN
Salary Histogram in Slough

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing WAN across the Slough region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014.

WAN Salary Histogram in Slough

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT jobs across the Slough 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 49 (85.96%) LAN
2 43 (75.44%) Cisco
3 39 (68.42%) Cisco Certification
4 29 (50.88%) CCNA
5 22 (38.60%) Microsoft
6 21 (36.84%) VPN
6 21 (36.84%) Windows
7 16 (28.07%) MPLS
7 16 (28.07%) Firewall
8 14 (24.56%) ITIL
8 14 (24.56%) VoIP
8 14 (24.56%) Ethernet
8 14 (24.56%) OpenUP
9 13 (22.81%) Juniper
9 13 (22.81%) Change Management
9 13 (22.81%) BT
9 13 (22.81%) VMware
10 12 (21.05%) Wireless
10 12 (21.05%) IPsec
10 12 (21.05%) SSL
11 11 (19.30%) CCNP
12 10 (17.54%) Citrix
12 10 (17.54%) Windows Server 2003
12 10 (17.54%) Telecoms
12 10 (17.54%) Windows Server 2008
13 9 (15.79%) Network Security
13 9 (15.79%) Cisco Nexus
13 9 (15.79%) OSPF
13 9 (15.79%) BGP
13 9 (15.79%) SAN

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT jobs across the Slough 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 (10.53%) SharePoint
1 6 (10.53%) Lync
2 3 (5.26%) Apache
2 3 (5.26%) Tomcat
3 2 (3.51%) WebLogic
3 2 (3.51%) IIS
3 2 (3.51%) IBM Notes
3 2 (3.51%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (14.04%) MS Excel
2 7 (12.28%) MS Office
3 4 (7.02%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.28%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 49 (85.96%) LAN
2 21 (36.84%) VPN
3 16 (28.07%) MPLS
3 16 (28.07%) Firewall
4 14 (24.56%) VoIP
4 14 (24.56%) Ethernet
5 12 (21.05%) SSL
5 12 (21.05%) IPsec
5 12 (21.05%) Wireless
6 9 (15.79%) Network Security
6 9 (15.79%) Cisco Nexus
6 9 (15.79%) OSPF
6 9 (15.79%) BGP
6 9 (15.79%) SAN
6 9 (15.79%) Broadband
7 8 (14.04%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (12.28%) Cisco IOS
8 7 (12.28%) Multicast
8 7 (12.28%) PBX
8 7 (12.28%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.75%) MySQL
General
1 10 (17.54%) Telecoms
2 8 (14.04%) Marketing
3 5 (8.77%) Finance
4 4 (7.02%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.75%) Publishing
5 1 (1.75%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (36.84%) Network Engineer
2 15 (26.32%) Support Engineer
3 9 (15.79%) Network Support
4 7 (12.28%) Product Manager
4 7 (12.28%) Portfolio Manager
5 6 (10.53%) Network Support Engineer
6 5 (8.77%) Test Engineer
6 5 (8.77%) IP Engineer
6 5 (8.77%) Platform Engineer
7 4 (7.02%) Service Desk Engineer
7 4 (7.02%) Technical Support
8 3 (5.26%) Technical Support Engineer
8 3 (5.26%) Technical Engineer
8 3 (5.26%) Infrastructure Manager
9 2 (3.51%) IT Project Manager
9 2 (3.51%) Senior Infrastructure Manager
9 2 (3.51%) Senior Infrastructure Project Manager
9 2 (3.51%) Infrastructure Architect
9 2 (3.51%) Senior Project Manager
9 2 (3.51%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.51%) Web Services
1 2 (3.51%) Regular Expression
2 1 (1.75%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.28%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.02%) FMCG
3 2 (3.51%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.51%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.75%) Clustering
4 1 (1.75%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 21 (36.84%) Windows
2 10 (17.54%) Windows Server 2003
2 10 (17.54%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (15.79%) Linux
4 7 (12.28%) UNIX
4 7 (12.28%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (8.77%) Windows 7
6 2 (3.51%) Windows NT
6 2 (3.51%) Mac OS
7 1 (1.75%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (24.56%) ITIL
1 14 (24.56%) OpenUP
2 13 (22.81%) Change Management
3 7 (12.28%) Mobile Device Management
3 7 (12.28%) Product Management
3 7 (12.28%) Project Management
4 6 (10.53%) Data Security
4 6 (10.53%) Network Management
4 6 (10.53%) Change Control
5 5 (8.77%) Test Strategy
5 5 (8.77%) Infrastructure Management
5 5 (8.77%) Service Management
6 2 (3.51%) PRINCE2
6 2 (3.51%) Dependency Management
6 2 (3.51%) Mentoring
7 1 (1.75%) Line Management
7 1 (1.75%) ITSM
7 1 (1.75%) Service Delivery
7 1 (1.75%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (1.75%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.02%) SQL
Qualifications
1 39 (68.42%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (50.88%) CCNA
3 11 (19.30%) CCNP
4 7 (12.28%) JNCIA
5 6 (10.53%) CCIE
5 6 (10.53%) CCSP
6 4 (7.02%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (3.51%) CEH
7 2 (3.51%) MCSE
7 2 (3.51%) CISSP
8 1 (1.75%) CCDA
8 1 (1.75%) CCDP
8 1 (1.75%) CCIP
8 1 (1.75%) RHCE
8 1 (1.75%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 6 (10.53%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.75%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (8.77%) vCloud
2 2 (3.51%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.51%) Samba
2 2 (3.51%) Nmap
2 2 (3.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.51%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.75%) XenApp
3 1 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.75%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (8.77%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (3.51%) Nessus
3 1 (1.75%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 43 (75.44%) Cisco
2 22 (38.60%) Microsoft
3 13 (22.81%) Juniper
3 13 (22.81%) BT
3 13 (22.81%) VMware
4 10 (17.54%) Citrix
5 7 (12.28%) Avaya
5 7 (12.28%) ServiceNow
6 6 (10.53%) CheckPoint
6 6 (10.53%) SolarWinds
7 4 (7.02%) NetApp
7 4 (7.02%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 4 (7.02%) Oracle
8 2 (3.51%) HP
8 2 (3.51%) Novell
8 2 (3.51%) Lotus
9 1 (1.75%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.75%) Nokia
9 1 (1.75%) F5
9 1 (1.75%) Dell