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

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 47 47 42
Rank change year-on-year
0 -5
Permanent jobs citing WAN 24 22 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 3.77% 3.63% 4.09%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.38% 14.77% 17.91%
Number of salaries quoted 21 19 21
Average salary £65,000 £45,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+44.44% +28.57%
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £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 Slough region.

Communications & Networking Category
Slough
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
156 149 134
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 24.53% 24.59% 22.83%
Number of salaries quoted 99 126 117
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £50,000
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 28 January 2015.

WAN Salary Histogram in Slough

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 (84.48%) LAN
2 33 (56.90%) Cisco
3 32 (55.17%) Cisco Certification
4 31 (53.45%) Windows
5 27 (46.55%) ITIL
6 23 (39.66%) CCNA
7 20 (34.48%) Oracle
7 20 (34.48%) VMware
8 19 (32.76%) Citrix
8 19 (32.76%) VPN
9 17 (29.31%) Project Management
10 16 (27.59%) ITIL Certification
10 16 (27.59%) Manufacturing
10 16 (27.59%) FMCG
10 16 (27.59%) OpenUP
11 15 (25.86%) Mentoring
11 15 (25.86%) Change Management
11 15 (25.86%) Ethernet
11 15 (25.86%) Microsoft
11 15 (25.86%) SQL
11 15 (25.86%) Linux
12 14 (24.14%) Juniper
12 14 (24.14%) MPLS
13 13 (22.41%) Dependency Management
13 13 (22.41%) PRINCE2
14 12 (20.69%) CCNP
14 12 (20.69%) SSL
14 12 (20.69%) Firewall
14 12 (20.69%) IPsec
15 11 (18.97%) Wireless

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 10 (17.24%) Lync
2 6 (10.34%) IBM Notes
3 5 (8.62%) SharePoint
3 5 (8.62%) MS Exchange
4 3 (5.17%) Apache
4 3 (5.17%) Tomcat
5 2 (3.45%) WebLogic
5 2 (3.45%) IIS
5 2 (3.45%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (8.62%) MS Office
1 5 (8.62%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.45%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.34%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 49 (84.48%) LAN
2 19 (32.76%) VPN
3 15 (25.86%) Ethernet
4 14 (24.14%) MPLS
5 12 (20.69%) Firewall
5 12 (20.69%) IPsec
5 12 (20.69%) SSL
6 11 (18.97%) VoIP
6 11 (18.97%) Broadband
6 11 (18.97%) Wireless
6 11 (18.97%) Network Security
7 10 (17.24%) TCP/IP
8 9 (15.52%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (13.79%) SAN
9 8 (13.79%) WLAN
9 8 (13.79%) Cisco Nexus
10 7 (12.07%) Cisco IOS
10 7 (12.07%) DNS
10 7 (12.07%) OSPF
10 7 (12.07%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.62%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.72%) MySQL
General
1 16 (27.59%) Manufacturing
2 7 (12.07%) Telecoms
3 5 (8.62%) Finance
4 1 (1.72%) Retail
4 1 (1.72%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (29.31%) Network Engineer
2 14 (24.14%) Infrastructure Manager
3 13 (22.41%) Senior Project Manager
3 13 (22.41%) IT Project Manager
3 13 (22.41%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 13 (22.41%) Project Manager
3 13 (22.41%) Senior Manager
3 13 (22.41%) Senior Infrastructure Manager
3 13 (22.41%) Senior Infrastructure Project Manager
3 13 (22.41%) Senior IT Project Manager
3 13 (22.41%) IT Infrastructure Manager
3 13 (22.41%) Senior IT Infrastructure Manager
3 13 (22.41%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
3 13 (22.41%) Senior IT Infrastructure Project Manager
4 9 (15.52%) Support Engineer
5 7 (12.07%) IP Engineer
6 6 (10.34%) Technical Support
6 6 (10.34%) Network Support
7 5 (8.62%) Test Engineer
7 5 (8.62%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.90%) .NET
2 2 (3.45%) Web Services
2 2 (3.45%) Regular Expression
3 1 (1.72%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 16 (27.59%) FMCG
2 7 (12.07%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.45%) Open Source
3 2 (3.45%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.72%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.72%) HACMP
4 1 (1.72%) AS400
4 1 (1.72%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 31 (53.45%) Windows
2 15 (25.86%) Linux
3 10 (17.24%) UNIX
4 7 (12.07%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (12.07%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (6.90%) Windows 2000 Server
5 4 (6.90%) Windows 7
6 2 (3.45%) Mac OS
6 2 (3.45%) Windows NT
7 1 (1.72%) AIX
7 1 (1.72%) Solaris
7 1 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.72%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (1.72%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (46.55%) ITIL
2 17 (29.31%) Project Management
3 16 (27.59%) OpenUP
4 15 (25.86%) Change Management
4 15 (25.86%) Mentoring
5 13 (22.41%) Dependency Management
5 13 (22.41%) PRINCE2
6 6 (10.34%) Data Security
6 6 (10.34%) Network Management
6 6 (10.34%) Change Control
7 5 (8.62%) Test Strategy
7 5 (8.62%) Infrastructure Management
8 3 (5.17%) Service Management
9 2 (3.45%) Capacity Management
9 2 (3.45%) Load Balancing
9 2 (3.45%) Network Monitoring
10 1 (1.72%) Line Management
10 1 (1.72%) Resource Management
10 1 (1.72%) ITSM
10 1 (1.72%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 15 (25.86%) SQL
2 4 (6.90%) C#
2 4 (6.90%) C++
2 4 (6.90%) Java
3 2 (3.45%) Perl
3 2 (3.45%) PHP
3 2 (3.45%) Python
4 1 (1.72%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 32 (55.17%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (39.66%) CCNA
3 16 (27.59%) ITIL Certification
4 12 (20.69%) CCNP
5 8 (13.79%) MCSE
5 8 (13.79%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (10.34%) CCSP
6 6 (10.34%) JNCIA
7 5 (8.62%) MCTS
7 5 (8.62%) CCIE
8 4 (6.90%) CNE
8 4 (6.90%) Novell Certification
8 4 (6.90%) CCVP
8 4 (6.90%) Degree
9 2 (3.45%) CISSP
9 2 (3.45%) CEH
9 2 (3.45%) MCSA
9 2 (3.45%) CCIP
10 1 (1.72%) CCDA
10 1 (1.72%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.34%) SLA
1 6 (10.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 6 (10.34%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (10.34%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.17%) Samba
4 2 (3.45%) Nmap
5 1 (1.72%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.72%) XenApp
5 1 (1.72%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.72%) vSphere
5 1 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (8.62%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (3.45%) Nessus
2 2 (3.45%) Puppet
2 2 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.72%) SCCM
3 1 (1.72%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 33 (56.90%) Cisco
2 20 (34.48%) Oracle
2 20 (34.48%) VMware
3 19 (32.76%) Citrix
4 15 (25.86%) Microsoft
5 14 (24.14%) Juniper
6 11 (18.97%) BT
7 8 (13.79%) CheckPoint
8 7 (12.07%) Avaya
8 7 (12.07%) ServiceNow
8 7 (12.07%) SolarWinds
9 6 (10.34%) Lotus
10 4 (6.90%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 2 (3.45%) HP
11 2 (3.45%) Novell
11 2 (3.45%) Brocade
12 1 (1.72%) ProCurve
12 1 (1.72%) 3PAR
12 1 (1.72%) F5
12 1 (1.72%) Nokia