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 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 54 45 57
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +12
Permanent jobs citing WAN 17 27 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 2.62% 4.23% 2.95%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.78% 16.67% 12.86%
Number of salaries quoted 17 25 17
Average salary £23,500 £55,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-57.27% +22.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £25,700 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £32,700 £65,000 £46,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £38,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+10.38% +1.31%
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
133 162 140
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 20.52% 25.39% 22.91%
Number of salaries quoted 118 111 120
Average salary £50,000 £43,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.94% -3.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £47,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 11 February 2016.

WAN Salary Histogram in Slough

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 34 (94.44%) LAN
2 16 (44.44%) ITIL
2 16 (44.44%) Windows
3 14 (38.89%) Firewall
3 14 (38.89%) Windows Server
4 12 (33.33%) Cisco
4 12 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 12 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (27.78%) VLAN
5 10 (27.78%) Linux
5 10 (27.78%) MS Office
6 9 (25.00%) VPN
6 9 (25.00%) VMware
7 7 (19.44%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (19.44%) Wireless
7 7 (19.44%) Finance
8 6 (16.67%) Service Management
8 6 (16.67%) TCP/IP
8 6 (16.67%) Unix
8 6 (16.67%) MS Excel
8 6 (16.67%) SQL
8 6 (16.67%) Information Security
8 6 (16.67%) Driving Licence
8 6 (16.67%) Windows 7
8 6 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (13.89%) Degree
9 5 (13.89%) Active Directory
9 5 (13.89%) MPLS
10 4 (11.11%) Forcepoint
10 4 (11.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 (8.33%) SharePoint
1 3 (8.33%) Skype for Business
2 2 (5.56%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 10 (27.78%) MS Office
2 6 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 3 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 34 (94.44%) LAN
2 14 (38.89%) Firewall
3 10 (27.78%) VLAN
4 9 (25.00%) VPN
5 7 (19.44%) Wireless
6 6 (16.67%) TCP/IP
7 5 (13.89%) MPLS
8 4 (11.11%) SAN
9 2 (5.56%) DHCP
9 2 (5.56%) DMZ
9 2 (5.56%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (5.56%) Network Security
10 1 (2.78%) BGP
10 1 (2.78%) DNS
10 1 (2.78%) PBX
10 1 (2.78%) Skype
10 1 (2.78%) Unified Communications
10 1 (2.78%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (2.78%) Wireless Security
10 1 (2.78%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.33%) RDBMS
1 3 (8.33%) Relational Database
1 3 (8.33%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (19.44%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Legal
3 1 (2.78%) Back Office
3 1 (2.78%) Banking
3 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (33.33%) Analyst
2 7 (19.44%) Field Engineer
3 6 (16.67%) Junior
3 6 (16.67%) Junior Field Engineer
3 6 (16.67%) Junior Network Engineer
3 6 (16.67%) Network Engineer
3 6 (16.67%) Network Field Engineer
3 6 (16.67%) Support Engineer
4 5 (13.89%) Linux Engineer
4 5 (13.89%) Linux Support
4 5 (13.89%) Linux Support Engineer
4 5 (13.89%) Support Analyst
5 4 (11.11%) Graduate
5 4 (11.11%) Information Analyst
5 4 (11.11%) Information Security Analyst
5 4 (11.11%) IT Graduate
5 4 (11.11%) Security Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Server Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Server Support Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Storage Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 12 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (16.67%) Driving Licence
3 4 (11.11%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.78%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.78%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 16 (44.44%) Windows
2 14 (38.89%) Windows Server
3 10 (27.78%) Linux
4 6 (16.67%) Unix
4 6 (16.67%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (44.44%) ITIL
2 6 (16.67%) Information Security
2 6 (16.67%) Service Management
3 4 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
3 4 (11.11%) Security Management
4 3 (8.33%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (8.33%) Usability Testing
4 3 (8.33%) Workflow
5 2 (5.56%) Fault Management
5 2 (5.56%) Risk Analysis
5 2 (5.56%) Risk Management
6 1 (2.78%) Change Control
6 1 (2.78%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (2.78%) CRM
6 1 (2.78%) Database Security
6 1 (2.78%) Information Governance
6 1 (2.78%) Migration
6 1 (2.78%) Network Management
6 1 (2.78%) SIEM
6 1 (2.78%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (2.78%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (19.44%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (13.89%) Degree
3 4 (11.11%) CEH
3 4 (11.11%) CISSP
4 3 (8.33%) CCNP
5 2 (5.56%) CCNA
5 2 (5.56%) GIAC
5 2 (5.56%) SSCP
6 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (11.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
2 5 (13.89%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 12 (33.33%) Cisco
1 12 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 9 (25.00%) VMware
3 4 (11.11%) Forcepoint
3 4 (11.11%) Qualys
3 4 (11.11%) Symantec
4 2 (5.56%) BT
4 2 (5.56%) Citrix
4 2 (5.56%) TOWER Software
5 1 (2.78%) Aruba
5 1 (2.78%) Avaya
5 1 (2.78%) Juniper
5 1 (2.78%) Nortel
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