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 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
South East / Berkshire
Rank 86 39 88
Rank change year-on-year -47 +49  
Permanent jobs citing WAN 99 266 161
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.93% 5.38% 3.01%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.24% 20.41% 11.00%
Number of salaries quoted 73 237 143
Median salary £42,925 £46,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.68% -2.10%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,900 £30,000 £28,150
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  

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

Communications & Computer Network Skills
Berkshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 809 1303 1463
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 23.96% 26.38% 27.35%
Number of salaries quoted 618 1071 942
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +6.38%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +3.65%  

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing WAN as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 24 March 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -21 39 £37,500 -16.66% 3
Bracknell -21 16 £50,000 +11.11%
Slough +18 8 £42,500 +30.76% 1
Maidenhead -23 8 £42,925 -38.67% 6
Wokingham +4 4 £36,500 -5.19%
Newbury +8 2 £47,500 -13.63%
WAN
South East

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 March 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.

1 186 (83.78%) LAN
2 131 (59.01%) Firewall
3 101 (45.50%) Cisco
4 87 (39.19%) Windows
5 70 (31.53%) Cisco Certification
6 69 (31.08%) VMware
7 63 (28.38%) Active Directory
8 58 (26.13%) Windows Server
9 57 (25.68%) VMware Infrastructure
10 55 (24.77%) Microsoft
11 50 (22.52%) ITIL
12 49 (22.07%) CCNA
13 47 (21.17%) TCP/IP
14 44 (19.82%) Hyper-V
15 42 (18.92%) DNS
16 39 (17.57%) SQL Server
17 36 (16.22%) VPN
17 36 (16.22%) Windows Server 2008
18 35 (15.77%) DHCP
18 35 (15.77%) Juniper
18 35 (15.77%) Presales
19 34 (15.32%) MS Exchange
20 33 (14.86%) VLAN
21 32 (14.41%) Wireless
22 31 (13.96%) Data Centre
23 30 (13.51%) Linux
24 29 (13.06%) MS Excel
24 29 (13.06%) Oracle
25 28 (12.61%) Microsoft Certification
26 26 (11.71%) CCNP

WAN
Top Related 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 34 (15.32%) MS Exchange
2 14 (6.31%) WebLogic
3 13 (5.86%) IIS
4 12 (5.41%) Skype for Business
5 11 (4.95%) Apache
5 11 (4.95%) Tomcat
6 9 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2013
6 9 (4.05%) IBM Notes
6 9 (4.05%) WebSphere
7 5 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (2.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (1.35%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.90%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 29 (13.06%) MS Excel
2 10 (4.50%) MS Office
3 4 (1.80%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.45%) SAP Business One
1 1 (0.45%) SAP ERP
1 1 (0.45%) SAP Hybris
1 1 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 24 (10.81%) Office 365
2 21 (9.46%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (9.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (7.66%) SaaS
4 16 (7.21%) IaaS
5 15 (6.76%) PaaS
6 4 (1.80%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 2 (0.90%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (0.90%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.90%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.90%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.90%) AWS CloudTrail
7 2 (0.90%) CloudFront
7 2 (0.90%) G Suite
7 2 (0.90%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 186 (83.78%) LAN
2 131 (59.01%) Firewall
3 47 (21.17%) TCP/IP
4 42 (18.92%) DNS
5 36 (16.22%) VPN
6 35 (15.77%) DHCP
7 33 (14.86%) VLAN
8 32 (14.41%) Wireless
9 24 (10.81%) SAN
9 24 (10.81%) VoIP
10 18 (8.11%) MPLS
11 17 (7.66%) OSPF
12 16 (7.21%) Cisco ASA
12 16 (7.21%) Network Security
12 16 (7.21%) SSL
13 15 (6.76%) BGP
13 15 (6.76%) NAS
13 15 (6.76%) SSH
14 14 (6.31%) WLAN
15 11 (4.95%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (17.57%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.60%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (3.15%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (1.35%) MySQL
4 3 (1.35%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.35%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (1.35%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (0.90%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.45%) Couchbase
6 1 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.45%) DB2
6 1 (0.45%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.45%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (4.05%) JIRA
2 1 (0.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 24 (10.81%) Finance
2 16 (7.21%) Retail
3 13 (5.86%) Legal
4 9 (4.05%) French Language
4 9 (4.05%) German Language
4 9 (4.05%) Portuguese Language
4 9 (4.05%) Spanish Language
5 8 (3.60%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.35%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.90%) Marketing
8 1 (0.45%) Back Office
8 1 (0.45%) Billing
8 1 (0.45%) Brand Awareness
8 1 (0.45%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 63 (28.38%) Network Engineer
2 46 (20.72%) Support Engineer
3 31 (13.96%) Architect
4 27 (12.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 20 (9.01%) Cloud Architect
6 18 (8.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 18 (8.11%) Cisco Engineer
6 18 (8.11%) Cloud Solutions Architect
7 17 (7.66%) Infrastructure Support
8 16 (7.21%) Technical Support
9 15 (6.76%) Analyst
9 15 (6.76%) Solutions Architect
9 15 (6.76%) Technical Engineer
10 14 (6.31%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 13 (5.86%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
11 13 (5.86%) Security Engineer
11 13 (5.86%) Technical Support Engineer
12 12 (5.41%) 3rd Line Support
12 12 (5.41%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 12 (5.41%) Data Centre Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (9.91%) Web Services
2 12 (5.41%) Middleware
3 8 (3.60%) Regular Expression
4 5 (2.25%) .NET
5 3 (1.35%) 802.1X
6 2 (0.90%) IBM Integration Bus
7 1 (0.45%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.45%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.45%) Node.js
7 1 (0.45%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.45%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 1 (0.45%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 31 (13.96%) Data Centre
2 19 (8.56%) Driving Licence
3 18 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (5.86%) Hybrid Cloud
5 10 (4.50%) Computer Science
6 9 (4.05%) PKI
7 8 (3.60%) e-Health
8 7 (3.15%) Clustering
8 7 (3.15%) FlexPod
9 5 (2.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 4 (1.80%) Management Information System
11 3 (1.35%) iPad
11 3 (1.35%) Mobile App
11 3 (1.35%) Security Operations Centre
12 2 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.90%) Social Network
12 2 (0.90%) User Experience
13 1 (0.45%) Private Cloud
13 1 (0.45%) Public Cloud
13 1 (0.45%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 87 (39.19%) Windows
2 58 (26.13%) Windows Server
3 36 (16.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 30 (13.51%) Linux
5 26 (11.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (9.01%) Windows 7
7 19 (8.56%) Unix
8 11 (4.95%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (4.05%) Mac OS
9 9 (4.05%) Windows NT
10 6 (2.70%) Windows 10
11 5 (2.25%) CentOS
12 3 (1.35%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.90%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.45%) Debian
14 1 (0.45%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (22.52%) ITIL
2 35 (15.77%) Presales
3 25 (11.26%) Network Design
4 19 (8.56%) High Availability
5 18 (8.11%) Network Monitoring
6 17 (7.66%) Migration
7 16 (7.21%) Business Continuity
7 16 (7.21%) Load Balancing
8 13 (5.86%) Capacity Planning
8 13 (5.86%) Service Delivery
9 12 (5.41%) Change Control
9 12 (5.41%) Customer Requirements
9 12 (5.41%) Data Migration
9 12 (5.41%) Transition Management
10 11 (4.95%) Network Management
11 10 (4.50%) Data Protection
11 10 (4.50%) OWASP
12 9 (4.05%) Disaster Recovery
12 9 (4.05%) Stakeholder Management
13 8 (3.60%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (11.26%) SQL
2 11 (4.95%) PowerShell
2 11 (4.95%) Python
3 9 (4.05%) Bash Shell
4 2 (0.90%) Java
4 2 (0.90%) VB
5 1 (0.45%) C
5 1 (0.45%) C#
5 1 (0.45%) Perl
5 1 (0.45%) PHP
5 1 (0.45%) Ruby
5 1 (0.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 70 (31.53%) Cisco Certification
2 49 (22.07%) CCNA
3 28 (12.61%) Microsoft Certification
4 26 (11.71%) CCNP
5 25 (11.26%) MCSE
6 20 (9.01%) Degree
7 16 (7.21%) Security Cleared
8 15 (6.76%) SC Cleared
9 14 (6.31%) ITIL Certification
10 12 (5.41%) CCDP
10 12 (5.41%) CCIE
10 12 (5.41%) CISSP
11 11 (4.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 9 (4.05%) CEH
13 8 (3.60%) CompTIA Security+
13 8 (3.60%) MCP
13 8 (3.60%) Security+ Certification
14 7 (3.15%) DV Cleared
14 7 (3.15%) MCSA
15 5 (2.25%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (9.46%) SLA
2 5 (2.25%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.90%) PMO
5 1 (0.45%) QA
5 1 (0.45%) SDET
System Software
1 63 (28.38%) Active Directory
2 57 (25.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (19.82%) Hyper-V
4 11 (4.95%) XenApp
5 8 (3.60%) Samba
6 7 (3.15%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (2.25%) vSphere
8 4 (1.80%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (1.35%) FreeRADIUS
9 3 (1.35%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.90%) VMware ESX
10 2 (0.90%) VMware Server
10 2 (0.90%) Xen
11 1 (0.45%) Firmware
11 1 (0.45%) KVM
11 1 (0.45%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.45%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.45%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.45%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.45%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 13 (5.86%) SCCM
2 3 (1.35%) FortiGate
2 3 (1.35%) SCOM
2 3 (1.35%) SolarWinds Orion
3 2 (0.90%) Ansible
3 2 (0.90%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (0.90%) Nagios
3 2 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.90%) Oracle Identity Management
3 2 (0.90%) Puppet
3 2 (0.90%) vMotion
4 1 (0.45%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.45%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.45%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.45%) Nessus
4 1 (0.45%) Nmap
4 1 (0.45%) QRadar
4 1 (0.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.45%) WSUS
4 1 (0.45%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 101 (45.50%) Cisco
2 69 (31.08%) VMware
3 55 (24.77%) Microsoft
4 35 (15.77%) Juniper
5 29 (13.06%) Oracle
6 19 (8.56%) NetApp
7 17 (7.66%) Citrix
8 13 (5.86%) CheckPoint
8 13 (5.86%) Fortinet
9 12 (5.41%) BMC
9 12 (5.41%) HP
9 12 (5.41%) PlateSpin
10 10 (4.50%) CenturyLink
10 10 (4.50%) GENBAND
11 9 (4.05%) F5
11 9 (4.05%) Lotus
11 9 (4.05%) Novell
11 9 (4.05%) Splunk
12 8 (3.60%) Dell KACE
12 8 (3.60%) Salesforce.com
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