Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for WAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited WAN over the 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 104 78 61
Rank change year-on-year -26 -17 +34
Permanent jobs citing WAN 165 287 464
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.59% 3.30% 4.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.42% 13.09% 17.27%
Number of salaries quoted 137 252 390
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £26,300 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £71,250 £67,750
South East median annual salary £40,000 £44,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -9.09% -2.22% +12.50%

WAN is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Berkshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1328 2192 2687
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 20.87% 25.23% 24.41%
Number of salaries quoted 1009 1578 2012
Berkshire median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +4.17% +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,250 £29,925 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £75,000 £73,750
South East median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year -5.56% +4.65% +7.50%

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing WAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for WAN in Berkshire

WAN
Salary Trend in Berkshire

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

Salary trend for WAN in Berkshire

WAN
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in Berkshire over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for WAN in Berkshire

WAN
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +14 79 £57,500 +43.75% 7
Maidenhead +36 26 £55,000 -4.35% 1
Slough -14 18 £45,000 +20.00% 3
Newbury -11 13 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Bracknell -32 11 £47,500 +18.75%
Wokingham +4 2 £28,500 -24.00%
Thatcham - 1 £30,000 -
WAN
South East

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for WAN.

1 114 (69.09%) LAN
2 96 (58.18%) Firewall
3 86 (52.12%) Cisco
4 62 (37.58%) Cisco Certification
5 55 (33.33%) Juniper
6 54 (32.73%) MPLS
7 52 (31.52%) Windows
8 51 (30.91%) Cisco ASA
9 49 (29.70%) VMware
10 47 (28.48%) Linux
11 44 (26.67%) CCNP
11 44 (26.67%) Microsoft
12 43 (26.06%) F5
13 38 (23.03%) ITIL
14 34 (20.61%) BGP
15 33 (20.00%) OSPF
15 33 (20.00%) VPN
15 33 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
15 33 (20.00%) Hyper-V
16 32 (19.39%) Active Directory
17 31 (18.79%) Network Monitoring
17 31 (18.79%) Windows Server
18 27 (16.36%) CCNA
18 27 (16.36%) CheckPoint
18 27 (16.36%) TCP/IP
18 27 (16.36%) DNS
18 27 (16.36%) Python
19 26 (15.76%) Finance
20 25 (15.15%) SQL
21 24 (14.55%) SQL Server

WAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 16 (9.70%) MS Exchange
2 15 (9.09%) Apache
3 11 (6.67%) Tomcat
4 10 (6.06%) IIS
5 8 (4.85%) OpenStack
6 7 (4.24%) Skype for Business
7 4 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (1.82%) Confluence
8 3 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (1.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (1.82%) SharePoint
9 2 (1.21%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.61%) Oracle Service Bus
10 1 (0.61%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (6.06%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.42%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.61%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
1 1 (0.61%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 22 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (12.12%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (6.67%) PaaS
4 7 (4.24%) Office 365
5 6 (3.64%) IaaS
6 5 (3.03%) Amazon S3
6 5 (3.03%) SaaS
7 2 (1.21%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (1.21%) Amazon ELB
7 2 (1.21%) G Suite
7 2 (1.21%) Route 53
7 2 (1.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.61%) Bluemix
8 1 (0.61%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.61%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 114 (69.09%) LAN
2 96 (58.18%) Firewall
3 54 (32.73%) MPLS
4 51 (30.91%) Cisco ASA
5 34 (20.61%) BGP
6 33 (20.00%) OSPF
6 33 (20.00%) VPN
7 27 (16.36%) DNS
7 27 (16.36%) TCP/IP
8 24 (14.55%) Network Security
8 24 (14.55%) Wireless
9 21 (12.73%) DHCP
9 21 (12.73%) Wireshark
10 20 (12.12%) VoIP
11 19 (11.52%) Internet
12 17 (10.30%) tcpdump
12 17 (10.30%) VLAN
13 16 (9.70%) BIG-IP
13 16 (9.70%) SAN
14 15 (9.09%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (14.55%) SQL Server
2 16 (9.70%) MySQL
3 9 (5.45%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (4.85%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (4.85%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (2.42%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.21%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (2.42%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.82%) JIRA
2 3 (1.82%) TeamCity
2 3 (1.82%) Vagrant
3 2 (1.21%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.61%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.61%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 26 (15.76%) Finance
2 17 (10.30%) Telecoms
3 10 (6.06%) Marketing
4 9 (5.45%) Electronics
4 9 (5.45%) Manufacturing
4 9 (5.45%) Retail
5 8 (4.85%) Back Office
6 2 (1.21%) Advertising
6 2 (1.21%) Legal
7 1 (0.61%) Automotive
7 1 (0.61%) Banking
7 1 (0.61%) Law
7 1 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 53 (32.12%) Network Engineer
2 31 (18.79%) Support Engineer
3 25 (15.15%) Analyst
4 23 (13.94%) Senior Network Engineer
5 22 (13.33%) Network Support
5 22 (13.33%) Network Support Engineer
6 16 (9.70%) Administrator
7 13 (7.88%) Architect
7 13 (7.88%) IT Support
7 13 (7.88%) Support Analyst
8 12 (7.27%) Network Security Engineer
8 12 (7.27%) Security Engineer
9 11 (6.67%) Senior Network Support
9 11 (6.67%) Senior Network Support Engineer
9 11 (6.67%) Senior Support Engineer
10 10 (6.06%) Junior
11 9 (5.45%) Cloud Engineer
11 9 (5.45%) Linux Support
11 9 (5.45%) Security Support Engineer
11 9 (5.45%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.06%) .NET
2 6 (3.64%) Django
2 6 (3.64%) JSON
2 6 (3.64%) REST
3 5 (3.03%) .NET Framework
3 5 (3.03%) ASP.NET
3 5 (3.03%) Middleware
3 5 (3.03%) Node.js
3 5 (3.03%) Web Services
4 2 (1.21%) Java EE
4 2 (1.21%) POSIX
4 2 (1.21%) SOAP
4 2 (1.21%) WSDL
4 2 (1.21%) XSD
5 1 (0.61%) IBM Integration Bus
5 1 (0.61%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.61%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 1 (0.61%) Velocity
5 1 (0.61%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 23 (13.94%) Data Centre
2 15 (9.09%) Computer Science
3 11 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (5.45%) Public Cloud
4 9 (5.45%) Virtual Team
5 8 (4.85%) Mobile Computing
6 7 (4.24%) Hybrid Cloud
7 5 (3.03%) Clustering
7 5 (3.03%) Management Information System
8 4 (2.42%) Client/Server
8 4 (2.42%) EPoS
8 4 (2.42%) Machine to Machine
9 2 (1.21%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (1.21%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (1.21%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.61%) Cyberthreat
10 1 (0.61%) Fintech
10 1 (0.61%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.61%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 52 (31.52%) Windows
2 47 (28.48%) Linux
3 31 (18.79%) Windows Server
4 18 (10.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (9.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 15 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (7.88%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (6.67%) CentOS
8 11 (6.67%) Unix
9 7 (4.24%) Android
10 5 (3.03%) Ubuntu
11 4 (2.42%) Apple iOS
11 4 (2.42%) Windows 10
11 4 (2.42%) Windows 8
11 4 (2.42%) Windows Mobile
12 3 (1.82%) Kali Linux
13 2 (1.21%) AIX
13 2 (1.21%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.61%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (23.03%) ITIL
2 31 (18.79%) Network Monitoring
3 23 (13.94%) DevOps
4 20 (12.12%) Load Balancing
4 20 (12.12%) Migration
5 19 (11.52%) Incident Management
6 12 (7.27%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (6.06%) Mentoring
7 10 (6.06%) Presales
8 9 (5.45%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (5.45%) Digital Marketing
8 9 (5.45%) Open Source
8 9 (5.45%) Programme Management
8 9 (5.45%) Time Management
9 8 (4.85%) Information Security
9 8 (4.85%) Project Management
10 7 (4.24%) Change Management
10 7 (4.24%) PRINCE2
10 7 (4.24%) Problem Management
11 6 (3.64%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 27 (16.36%) Python
2 25 (15.15%) SQL
3 20 (12.12%) Java
3 20 (12.12%) PowerShell
4 11 (6.67%) Ruby
5 10 (6.06%) Perl
6 6 (3.64%) C
7 5 (3.03%) PHP
8 4 (2.42%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.82%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.61%) C++
10 1 (0.61%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 62 (37.58%) Cisco Certification
2 44 (26.67%) CCNP
3 27 (16.36%) CCNA
4 21 (12.73%) Degree
5 18 (10.91%) CCIE
6 11 (6.67%) Computer Science Degree
7 10 (6.06%) SC Cleared
7 10 (6.06%) Security Cleared
8 9 (5.45%) CCDP
9 5 (3.03%) CCSP
10 4 (2.42%) JNCIA
11 3 (1.82%) CCDA
11 3 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (1.82%) JNCIE
11 3 (1.82%) JNCIP
11 3 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (1.82%) Six Sigma Black Belt
12 2 (1.21%) CISM
12 2 (1.21%) CISSP
12 2 (1.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.85%) SLA
2 4 (2.42%) ISO 9001
2 4 (2.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.21%) QA
3 2 (1.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.61%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 33 (20.00%) Hyper-V
1 33 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 32 (19.39%) Active Directory
3 9 (5.45%) KVM
3 9 (5.45%) XenApp
4 8 (4.85%) Terminal Services
4 8 (4.85%) VMware Workstation
4 8 (4.85%) XenServer
5 5 (3.03%) Docker
5 5 (3.03%) FreeRADIUS
6 3 (1.82%) vSphere
7 2 (1.21%) NFS
7 2 (1.21%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (1.21%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.61%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.61%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 13 (7.88%) Puppet
2 12 (7.27%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (5.45%) Nagios
4 8 (4.85%) WSUS
4 8 (4.85%) ZABBIX
5 7 (4.24%) cPanel
5 7 (4.24%) SCCM
6 6 (3.64%) Ansible
7 5 (3.03%) Backup Exec
7 5 (3.03%) SCOM
8 4 (2.42%) AirWatch
9 3 (1.82%) Cisco UCCX
9 3 (1.82%) FortiGate
9 3 (1.82%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (1.82%) Nessus
9 3 (1.82%) NetBackup
9 3 (1.82%) Nmap
10 2 (1.21%) Grafana
10 2 (1.21%) SolarWinds Orion
11 1 (0.61%) Terraform
Vendors
1 86 (52.12%) Cisco
2 55 (33.33%) Juniper
3 49 (29.70%) VMware
4 44 (26.67%) Microsoft
5 43 (26.06%) F5
6 27 (16.36%) CheckPoint
7 19 (11.52%) Red Hat
8 17 (10.30%) Citrix
8 17 (10.30%) NetScout
9 15 (9.09%) Oracle
10 13 (7.88%) CA
11 12 (7.27%) McAfee
12 10 (6.06%) HP
12 10 (6.06%) Palo Alto
13 9 (5.45%) SAP
13 9 (5.45%) SolarWinds
14 8 (4.85%) Riverbed
15 7 (4.24%) Blue Coat
16 6 (3.64%) Fortinet
16 6 (3.64%) Meraki