Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
22 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 100 62 100
Rank change year-on-year -38 +38 -48
Permanent jobs citing WAN 164 281 189
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.80% 4.20% 2.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.75% 21.14% 12.19%
Number of salaries quoted 132 190 156
Berkshire median annual salary £42,500 £55,000 £46,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -22.73% +18.92% -0.54%
10th Percentile £25,525 £33,425 £24,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £69,100 £63,750
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -11.11%

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 979 1,329 1,551
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 16.72% 19.87% 23.37%
Number of salaries quoted 740 975 1,207
Berkshire median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% -1.04%
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £72,000 £70,000
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 22 July 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 22 July 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
Reading +41 109 £39,000 +4.00% 7
Newbury -3 14 £45,000 -25.00% 4
Maidenhead -40 14 £54,000 -10.00%
Bracknell -25 9 £53,750 -20.37% 3
Slough -22 5 £29,500 -26.25% 5
WAN
South East

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 130 (79.27%) LAN
2 75 (45.73%) Firewall
3 69 (42.07%) Cisco
4 57 (34.76%) Cisco Certification
5 53 (32.32%) CCNP
6 45 (27.44%) Network Security
7 41 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
8 40 (24.39%) Wireless
9 39 (23.78%) Windows
9 39 (23.78%) Presales
10 37 (22.56%) Telecoms
10 37 (22.56%) Data Centre
11 36 (21.95%) TCP/IP
12 31 (18.90%) VoIP
12 31 (18.90%) Fortinet
13 29 (17.68%) Juniper
14 27 (16.46%) Meraki
14 27 (16.46%) Product Management
15 26 (15.85%) IT Strategy
15 26 (15.85%) VMware
16 25 (15.24%) Management Information System
16 25 (15.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 25 (15.24%) MPLS
16 25 (15.24%) DHCP
16 25 (15.24%) Customer Requirements
17 24 (14.63%) Technical Leadership
17 24 (14.63%) Active Directory
18 23 (14.02%) Brocade
18 23 (14.02%) Time Management
18 23 (14.02%) Windows 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 6 (3.66%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.22%) Apache
2 2 (1.22%) IIS
2 2 (1.22%) OpenStack
2 2 (1.22%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.61%) IBM Notes
3 1 (0.61%) Tomcat
Applications
1 22 (13.41%) MS Visio
2 15 (9.15%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.44%) Cisco SocialMiner
Cloud Services
1 20 (12.20%) IaaS
2 13 (7.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (7.32%) Office 365
4 7 (4.27%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.61%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 130 (79.27%) LAN
2 75 (45.73%) Firewall
3 45 (27.44%) Network Security
4 40 (24.39%) Wireless
5 36 (21.95%) TCP/IP
6 31 (18.90%) VoIP
7 25 (15.24%) DHCP
7 25 (15.24%) MPLS
8 19 (11.59%) VPN
9 18 (10.98%) Cisco ASA
10 17 (10.37%) Internet
11 15 (9.15%) DNS
11 15 (9.15%) OSPF
12 14 (8.54%) BGP
13 12 (7.32%) VLAN
14 8 (4.88%) Ethernet
14 8 (4.88%) IPsec
14 8 (4.88%) WLAN
15 7 (4.27%) DSL
15 7 (4.27%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.44%) MySQL
2 3 (1.83%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.61%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.61%) BusinessObjects XI
3 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (2.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (1.83%) Jenkins
General
1 37 (22.56%) Telecoms
2 15 (9.15%) Finance
3 11 (6.71%) Marketing
4 10 (6.10%) Legal
5 6 (3.66%) Banking
5 6 (3.66%) Financial Institution
5 6 (3.66%) Law
6 4 (2.44%) Retail
7 1 (0.61%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.61%) Electronics
7 1 (0.61%) Games
7 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.61%) Military
Job Titles
1 38 (23.17%) Network Engineer
2 36 (21.95%) Consultant
3 29 (17.68%) Project Manager
4 22 (13.41%) Security Consultant
4 22 (13.41%) Solutions Consultant
5 20 (12.20%) WAN Project Manager
6 19 (11.59%) Telecoms Manager
6 19 (11.59%) Telecoms Project Manager
7 15 (9.15%) Support Engineer
8 13 (7.93%) Architect
9 11 (6.71%) Analyst
9 11 (6.71%) LAN Engineer
9 11 (6.71%) Network Security Consultant
9 11 (6.71%) Presales Consultant
9 11 (6.71%) Security Presales Consultant
10 10 (6.10%) Network Consultant
11 9 (5.49%) Cisco Engineer
11 9 (5.49%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 8 (4.88%) Senior Consultant
12 8 (4.88%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.44%) Apache Flex
2 1 (0.61%) .NET
2 1 (0.61%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (0.61%) libvirt
Miscellaneous
1 37 (22.56%) Data Centre
2 25 (15.24%) Management Information System
3 8 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.66%) NHS
4 6 (3.66%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (2.44%) Algorithms
5 4 (2.44%) IVR
6 3 (1.83%) Clustering
6 3 (1.83%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (1.22%) Fibre Optics
7 2 (1.22%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.61%) Cyberattack
8 1 (0.61%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.61%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.61%) STB
8 1 (0.61%) User Experience
8 1 (0.61%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 39 (23.78%) Windows
2 23 (14.02%) Windows Server
3 12 (7.32%) Linux
4 8 (4.88%) Unix
5 6 (3.66%) CentOS
6 4 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.83%) Windows 10
7 3 (1.83%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.61%) Android
8 1 (0.61%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.61%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
2 39 (23.78%) Presales
3 27 (16.46%) Product Management
4 26 (15.85%) IT Strategy
5 25 (15.24%) Customer Requirements
6 24 (14.63%) Technical Leadership
7 23 (14.02%) Time Management
8 22 (13.41%) Customer-Centricity
8 22 (13.41%) Infrastructure Transformation
8 22 (13.41%) Strategic Roadmap
9 21 (12.80%) ITIL
10 12 (7.32%) Migration
11 11 (6.71%) Network Architecture
12 10 (6.10%) ITSM
12 10 (6.10%) Mentoring
12 10 (6.10%) Network Design
13 9 (5.49%) DNA
13 9 (5.49%) Network Management
13 9 (5.49%) Project Management
13 9 (5.49%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 9 (5.49%) PowerShell
2 3 (1.83%) Python
2 3 (1.83%) SQL
3 2 (1.22%) Bash Shell
3 2 (1.22%) C
4 1 (0.61%) Java
4 1 (0.61%) Perl
4 1 (0.61%) PHP
4 1 (0.61%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 57 (34.76%) Cisco Certification
2 53 (32.32%) CCNP
3 19 (11.59%) CCNA
3 19 (11.59%) Degree
3 19 (11.59%) Security Cleared
4 13 (7.93%) SC Cleared
5 9 (5.49%) CCDP
6 8 (4.88%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (3.66%) A+ Certification
7 6 (3.66%) CCIE
8 3 (1.83%) CCIE Routing and Switching
8 3 (1.83%) CEH
8 3 (1.83%) CISM
8 3 (1.83%) CISSP
8 3 (1.83%) JNCIA
8 3 (1.83%) SANS
9 2 (1.22%) MCSA
9 2 (1.22%) MCSE
9 2 (1.22%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (15.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 22 (13.41%) ISO 22301
2 22 (13.41%) ISO 9001
3 10 (6.10%) SLA
4 3 (1.83%) NIST
4 3 (1.83%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.61%) GDPR
System Software
1 24 (14.63%) Active Directory
2 19 (11.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (5.49%) Hyper-V
4 7 (4.27%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (2.44%) iptables
6 3 (1.83%) VMware NSX
6 3 (1.83%) vSphere
7 1 (0.61%) KVM
7 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.61%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.61%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.61%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (6.10%) vCenter Server
2 4 (2.44%) Ansible
2 4 (2.44%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (2.44%) Cisco UCCE
2 4 (2.44%) Cisco UCCX
2 4 (2.44%) vMotion
3 3 (1.83%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (1.83%) Failover Clustering
3 3 (1.83%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (1.83%) Nessus
3 3 (1.83%) Puppet
4 2 (1.22%) SCCM
4 2 (1.22%) WSUS
5 1 (0.61%) Cacti
5 1 (0.61%) Nagios
5 1 (0.61%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.61%) Prometheus
5 1 (0.61%) Terraform
5 1 (0.61%) vRealize
Vendors
1 69 (42.07%) Cisco
2 31 (18.90%) Fortinet
3 29 (17.68%) Juniper
4 27 (16.46%) Meraki
5 26 (15.85%) VMware
6 23 (14.02%) Brocade
7 22 (13.41%) Huawei
7 22 (13.41%) Ruckus Wireless
8 17 (10.37%) CheckPoint
9 15 (9.15%) Microsoft
10 13 (7.93%) Aruba
11 9 (5.49%) F5
12 6 (3.66%) Blue Coat
12 6 (3.66%) HP
12 6 (3.66%) Riverbed
13 4 (2.44%) iManage
13 4 (2.44%) Palo Alto
13 4 (2.44%) ServiceNow
13 4 (2.44%) UiPath
14 3 (1.83%) Rapid7