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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 43 53 24
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -29
Permanent jobs citing WAN 19 16 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 3.69% 2.56% 8.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.18% 11.35% 27.95%
Number of salaries quoted 17 13 39
Average salary £37,000 £43,750 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.42% +2.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £35,700 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £47,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
134 141 161
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 26.02% 22.52% 29.27%
Number of salaries quoted 119 108 137
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £27,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £60,000
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 29 August 2014.

WAN Salary Histogram in Slough

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 29 (90.63%) LAN
2 24 (75.00%) Cisco
2 24 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
3 23 (71.88%) CCNA
4 19 (59.38%) Microsoft
4 19 (59.38%) Windows
5 15 (46.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (46.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (43.75%) Telecoms
7 12 (37.50%) TETRA
7 12 (37.50%) Marketing
7 12 (37.50%) Product Management
7 12 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (37.50%) Mobile Device Management
7 12 (37.50%) Multicast
7 12 (37.50%) PBX
7 12 (37.50%) VoIP
8 10 (31.25%) Firewall
9 9 (28.13%) VMware
10 6 (18.75%) MS Excel
11 5 (15.63%) Citrix
11 5 (15.63%) vCloud
12 4 (12.50%) NetApp
12 4 (12.50%) MS Office
12 4 (12.50%) ITIL
12 4 (12.50%) VPN
13 3 (9.38%) DNS
13 3 (9.38%) TCP/IP
13 3 (9.38%) SharePoint
13 3 (9.38%) Linux

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 3 (9.38%) SharePoint
1 3 (9.38%) Lync
2 2 (6.25%) WebSphere
2 2 (6.25%) WebLogic
2 2 (6.25%) IIS
2 2 (6.25%) IBM Notes
2 2 (6.25%) Apache
2 2 (6.25%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (18.75%) MS Excel
2 4 (12.50%) MS Office
3 3 (9.38%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 29 (90.63%) LAN
2 12 (37.50%) PBX
2 12 (37.50%) VoIP
2 12 (37.50%) TETRA
2 12 (37.50%) Multicast
3 10 (31.25%) Firewall
4 4 (12.50%) VPN
5 3 (9.38%) DNS
5 3 (9.38%) SAN
5 3 (9.38%) TCP/IP
6 2 (6.25%) DHCP
6 2 (6.25%) Internet
6 2 (6.25%) MPLS
6 2 (6.25%) OSPF
6 2 (6.25%) BGP
6 2 (6.25%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (6.25%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (6.25%) VLAN
6 2 (6.25%) Network Security
7 1 (3.13%) Cisco ASA
General
1 14 (43.75%) Telecoms
2 12 (37.50%) Marketing
3 1 (3.13%) Finance
3 1 (3.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 12 (37.50%) Product Manager
1 12 (37.50%) Portfolio Manager
2 9 (28.13%) Support Engineer
3 6 (18.75%) Network Engineer
4 5 (15.63%) Platform Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) Technical Support
6 3 (9.38%) Technical Support Engineer
6 3 (9.38%) Service Desk Engineer
6 3 (9.38%) Technical Engineer
6 3 (9.38%) Network Support
7 1 (3.13%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Core Network Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Network Support Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) 3rd Line Support
7 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Systems Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) Web Services
1 2 (6.25%) Regular Expression
2 1 (3.13%) CSS
2 1 (3.13%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.25%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.13%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (3.13%) NHS
2 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.13%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 19 (59.38%) Windows
2 15 (46.88%) Windows Server 2003
2 15 (46.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (9.38%) Windows 7
4 3 (9.38%) Linux
5 2 (6.25%) Windows NT
5 2 (6.25%) Mac OS
5 2 (6.25%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (37.50%) Product Management
1 12 (37.50%) Mobile Device Management
2 4 (12.50%) ITIL
3 3 (9.38%) Service Management
4 1 (3.13%) Data Management
4 1 (3.13%) Logistics
4 1 (3.13%) Incident Management
4 1 (3.13%) Project Management
4 1 (3.13%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (71.88%) CCNA
3 2 (6.25%) CEH
3 2 (6.25%) CISSP
3 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (6.25%) MCSE
3 2 (6.25%) CCNP
4 1 (3.13%) CCIP
4 1 (3.13%) CCIE
4 1 (3.13%) RHCE
4 1 (3.13%) RHCT
4 1 (3.13%) JNCIA
4 1 (3.13%) CCDA
4 1 (3.13%) CCDP
System Software
1 5 (15.63%) vCloud
2 2 (6.25%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.25%) Samba
2 2 (6.25%) Nmap
2 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (6.25%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.13%) XenApp
3 1 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (3.13%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) Nessus
2 1 (3.13%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 24 (75.00%) Cisco
2 19 (59.38%) Microsoft
3 9 (28.13%) VMware
4 5 (15.63%) Citrix
5 4 (12.50%) NetApp
6 3 (9.38%) BT
7 2 (6.25%) Oracle
7 2 (6.25%) Novell
7 2 (6.25%) Lotus
7 2 (6.25%) CheckPoint
7 2 (6.25%) Juniper
7 2 (6.25%) HP
8 1 (3.13%) Dell
8 1 (3.13%) EMC
8 1 (3.13%) Nortel
8 1 (3.13%) Ericsson
8 1 (3.13%) Nokia
8 1 (3.13%) Remedy
8 1 (3.13%) Red Hat
8 1 (3.13%) F5
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