Period
to 16 January 2019

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 16 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 104 77 85
Rank change year-on-year -27 +8 -30
Permanent jobs citing WAN 160 230 248
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.83% 3.54% 3.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.03% 17.64% 12.68%
Number of salaries quoted 111 171 215
Berkshire median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +23.53% -11.46%
10th Percentile £28,250 £30,000 £26,450
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £71,250
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £43,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -1.16% -4.44%

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 998 1,304 1,956
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 17.63% 20.08% 24.91%
Number of salaries quoted 721 951 1,369
Berkshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% -10.00% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,000 £28,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £76,250
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +0.56%

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 16 January 2019.

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 16 January 2019. 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
Maidenhead -18 56 £55,000 -8.33%
Reading -30 35 £38,000 -33.91% 11
Slough +8 32 £37,500 -3.23% 2
Bracknell -16 13 £80,000 +60.00% 2
Newbury +3 12 £62,500 +27.55% 1
Wokingham +19 5 £40,000 -11.11%
Windsor - 1 £80,000 -
WAN
South East

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, IT jobs citing WAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for WAN.

1 117 (73.13%) LAN
2 82 (51.25%) Firewall
3 66 (41.25%) Microsoft
4 62 (38.75%) Windows
4 62 (38.75%) ITIL
5 52 (32.50%) TCP/IP
6 51 (31.88%) Cisco
7 49 (30.63%) Active Directory
8 45 (28.13%) Office 365
8 45 (28.13%) Windows Server
9 40 (25.00%) Hyper-V
9 40 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
10 39 (24.38%) IIS
11 38 (23.75%) SQL Server
11 38 (23.75%) VMware
12 37 (23.13%) DNS
13 34 (21.25%) Incident Management
14 33 (20.63%) Logistics
14 33 (20.63%) Linux
14 33 (20.63%) MPLS
15 32 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
16 31 (19.38%) SQL
17 29 (18.13%) CCNP
18 28 (17.50%) Wireless
19 26 (16.25%) DHCP
19 26 (16.25%) SNMP
19 26 (16.25%) Oracle
20 24 (15.00%) BGP
20 24 (15.00%) Amazon AWS
20 24 (15.00%) Riverbed

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 39 (24.38%) IIS
2 14 (8.75%) Apache
3 7 (4.38%) Confluence
4 5 (3.13%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.63%) iPlanet
5 1 (0.63%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.63%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.63%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (2.50%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.63%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 45 (28.13%) Office 365
2 32 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (15.00%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (7.50%) IaaS
5 10 (6.25%) SaaS
6 4 (2.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 3 (1.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 3 (1.88%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (1.88%) Amazon ELB
7 3 (1.88%) Amazon Glacier
7 3 (1.88%) Amazon S3
8 2 (1.25%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (1.25%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 117 (73.13%) LAN
2 82 (51.25%) Firewall
3 52 (32.50%) TCP/IP
4 37 (23.13%) DNS
5 33 (20.63%) MPLS
6 28 (17.50%) Wireless
7 26 (16.25%) DHCP
7 26 (16.25%) SNMP
8 24 (15.00%) BGP
9 19 (11.88%) VoIP
10 18 (11.25%) OSPF
11 17 (10.63%) VPN
12 15 (9.38%) Ethernet
13 13 (8.13%) VLAN
14 12 (7.50%) IPsec
14 12 (7.50%) Network Security
15 10 (6.25%) DSL
15 10 (6.25%) L2TP
15 10 (6.25%) PPP
15 10 (6.25%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (23.75%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.50%) Oracle Database
3 4 (2.50%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (2.50%) Oracle Database 12c
4 3 (1.88%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (1.88%) Big Data
5 1 (0.63%) DB2
Development Applications
1 7 (4.38%) JIRA
2 1 (0.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (0.63%) Bitbucket
General
1 14 (8.75%) Banking
2 13 (8.13%) Telecoms
3 9 (5.63%) Finance
4 6 (3.75%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.25%) Advertising
6 1 (0.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (15.63%) Network Engineer
2 24 (15.00%) Analyst
3 21 (13.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 15 (9.38%) Support Engineer
5 13 (8.13%) Architect
6 12 (7.50%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 10 (6.25%) DBA
7 10 (6.25%) Monitoring Analyst
8 9 (5.63%) IT Engineer
8 9 (5.63%) IT Support
9 8 (5.00%) IT Support Engineer
9 8 (5.00%) Network Operations Engineer
9 8 (5.00%) NOC Engineer
9 8 (5.00%) Operations Engineer
10 7 (4.38%) Solutions Architect
11 6 (3.75%) SQL DBA
11 6 (3.75%) SQL Server DBA
11 6 (3.75%) Support Analyst
11 6 (3.75%) Team Leader
11 6 (3.75%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (12.50%) Middleware
2 7 (4.38%) 802.1X
3 6 (3.75%) HTML
4 5 (3.13%) .NET
5 4 (2.50%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 1 (0.63%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.63%) LAMP
6 1 (0.63%) libvirt
6 1 (0.63%) OAuth
6 1 (0.63%) OpenID
6 1 (0.63%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (13.13%) Management Information System
2 15 (9.38%) Data Centre
3 13 (8.13%) Hybrid Cloud
4 10 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (6.25%) e-Health
4 10 (6.25%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (5.00%) Driving Licence
6 6 (3.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 6 (3.75%) Internet of Things
7 4 (2.50%) Cyberthreat
7 4 (2.50%) Replication
8 3 (1.88%) Handset
9 2 (1.25%) CESG
9 2 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.25%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.63%) Cyberattack
10 1 (0.63%) IVR
10 1 (0.63%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 62 (38.75%) Windows
2 45 (28.13%) Windows Server
3 33 (20.63%) Linux
4 14 (8.75%) CentOS
4 14 (8.75%) Unix
5 6 (3.75%) Windows 10
5 6 (3.75%) Windows 7
6 5 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.88%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.25%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.25%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.63%) Android
9 1 (0.63%) Solaris
9 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (38.75%) ITIL
2 34 (21.25%) Incident Management
3 33 (20.63%) Logistics
4 23 (14.38%) Information Security
5 22 (13.75%) Disaster Recovery
5 22 (13.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 21 (13.13%) Service Delivery
7 20 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
8 18 (11.25%) Root Cause Analysis
8 18 (11.25%) Service Management
9 17 (10.63%) Problem Management
10 16 (10.00%) Configuration Management
11 15 (9.38%) Change Management
12 14 (8.75%) Network Management
13 13 (8.13%) Proactive Monitoring
14 12 (7.50%) Presales
14 12 (7.50%) Project Management
15 11 (6.88%) DevOps
15 11 (6.88%) ITIL V3
15 11 (6.88%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 31 (19.38%) SQL
2 23 (14.38%) Bash Shell
2 23 (14.38%) Python
3 17 (10.63%) PHP
3 17 (10.63%) PowerShell
4 11 (6.88%) T-SQL
5 6 (3.75%) C#
5 6 (3.75%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.88%) Java
6 3 (1.88%) Perl
6 3 (1.88%) Ruby
6 3 (1.88%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 40 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (18.13%) CCNP
3 20 (12.50%) Degree
4 18 (11.25%) CCNA
5 11 (6.88%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (5.63%) CCIE
6 9 (5.63%) MCSA
7 8 (5.00%) MCITP
8 6 (3.75%) CCDP
8 6 (3.75%) ISTQB
8 6 (3.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (3.75%) JNCIE
8 6 (3.75%) MCTS
9 5 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (3.13%) JNCIP
9 5 (3.13%) MCSE
10 4 (2.50%) CCSE
10 4 (2.50%) CISSP
10 4 (2.50%) IISP
10 4 (2.50%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.88%) PMO
2 7 (4.38%) SLA
3 2 (1.25%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (1.25%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.63%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.63%) QA
System Software
1 49 (30.63%) Active Directory
2 40 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 21 (13.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (3.13%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (3.13%) XenDesktop
5 4 (2.50%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (2.50%) vCloud
6 3 (1.88%) Firmware
6 3 (1.88%) Samba
7 2 (1.25%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.63%) KVM
8 1 (0.63%) NDS
8 1 (0.63%) NetIQ eDirectory
8 1 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.63%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.63%) vSphere
8 1 (0.63%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 21 (13.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 21 (13.13%) SCOM
2 14 (8.75%) SCCM
2 14 (8.75%) Terraform
3 6 (3.75%) HP ALM
4 5 (3.13%) Cisco Prime
5 4 (2.50%) Ansible
5 4 (2.50%) Data Guard
5 4 (2.50%) QRadar
6 3 (1.88%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (1.88%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (1.88%) Puppet
6 3 (1.88%) vRealize Orchestrator
7 2 (1.25%) Cacti
7 2 (1.25%) CASB
7 2 (1.25%) Nagios
8 1 (0.63%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.63%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.63%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 66 (41.25%) Microsoft
2 51 (31.88%) Cisco
3 38 (23.75%) VMware
4 26 (16.25%) Oracle
5 24 (15.00%) Riverbed
6 23 (14.38%) Citrix
7 21 (13.13%) ServiceNow
8 17 (10.63%) SolarWinds
9 15 (9.38%) Juniper
10 12 (7.50%) CheckPoint
10 12 (7.50%) Mitel
11 10 (6.25%) F5
11 10 (6.25%) Palo Alto
12 9 (5.63%) HP
13 8 (5.00%) Fortinet
14 7 (4.38%) Atlassian
14 7 (4.38%) Remedy
15 6 (3.75%) Aruba
15 6 (3.75%) Avaya
15 6 (3.75%) Symantec