Period
to 21 May 2018

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 21 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 43 94 41
Rank change year-on-year +51 -53 +39
Permanent jobs citing WAN 366 193 523
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 5.27% 2.90% 5.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.03% 12.21% 20.40%
Number of salaries quoted 242 161 468
Berkshire median annual salary £55,000 £47,500 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.79% -1.04% +1.05%
10th Percentile £31,775 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £66,250 £67,500
South East median annual salary £49,500 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +23.75% -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 1,462 1,581 2,564
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 21.05% 23.73% 26.59%
Number of salaries quoted 1,043 1,192 2,064
Berkshire median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,000 £72,500 £70,000
South East median annual salary £43,500 £42,500 £43,500
% change year-on-year +2.35% -2.30% +2.35%

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 21 May 2018.

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 21 May 2018. 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 +35 151 £60,000 +39.78%
Reading -9 57 £43,750 +9.38% 3
Bracknell +13 52 £50,000 - 6
Slough +21 28 £38,000 -10.59% 3
Newbury +1 28 £52,500 +10.53% 4
Wokingham -14 6 £45,000 +18.42%
Windsor - 3 - -
WAN
South East

For the 6 months to 21 May 2018, 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.

1 250 (68.31%) LAN
2 162 (44.26%) Firewall
3 155 (42.35%) VMware
4 148 (40.44%) Cisco
5 122 (33.33%) Windows
6 114 (31.15%) VMware Infrastructure
7 113 (30.87%) ITIL
8 111 (30.33%) Microsoft
9 108 (29.51%) Microsoft Azure
10 106 (28.96%) Data Centre
11 99 (27.05%) Hyper-V
12 97 (26.50%) Cisco Certification
13 91 (24.86%) Oracle
14 87 (23.77%) DNS
15 79 (21.58%) CheckPoint
16 74 (20.22%) DHCP
16 74 (20.22%) Windows Server
17 72 (19.67%) Juniper
18 71 (19.40%) Active Directory
19 69 (18.85%) TCP/IP
19 69 (18.85%) Cisco ASA
20 67 (18.31%) VPN
21 66 (18.03%) SQL Server
22 64 (17.49%) CCNP
23 63 (17.21%) MPLS
23 63 (17.21%) Wireless
24 62 (16.94%) Middleware
24 62 (16.94%) PowerShell
25 61 (16.67%) Network Security
26 59 (16.12%) Microsoft Certification

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 44 (12.02%) IIS
2 22 (6.01%) WebSphere
3 18 (4.92%) MS Exchange
3 18 (4.92%) Oracle Service Bus
4 14 (3.83%) IBM Notes
5 10 (2.73%) WebLogic
6 8 (2.19%) OpenStack
7 4 (1.09%) Apache
7 4 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (1.09%) Skype for Business
8 3 (0.82%) Confluence
8 3 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.27%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.27%) Tomcat
Applications
1 23 (6.28%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (2.46%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.37%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.27%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 108 (29.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 49 (13.39%) Amazon AWS
3 40 (10.93%) IBM Cloud
4 36 (9.84%) Bluemix
5 33 (9.02%) Office 365
6 13 (3.55%) Akamai
7 7 (1.91%) Amazon S3
8 4 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (1.09%) Amazon ELB
8 4 (1.09%) SoftLayer
8 4 (1.09%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 3 (0.82%) IaaS
9 3 (0.82%) SaaS
10 2 (0.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.55%) Amazon Glacier
10 2 (0.55%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.55%) PaaS
10 2 (0.55%) Route 53
11 1 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.27%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 250 (68.31%) LAN
2 162 (44.26%) Firewall
3 87 (23.77%) DNS
4 74 (20.22%) DHCP
5 69 (18.85%) Cisco ASA
5 69 (18.85%) TCP/IP
6 67 (18.31%) VPN
7 63 (17.21%) MPLS
7 63 (17.21%) Wireless
8 61 (16.67%) Network Security
9 59 (16.12%) WLAN
10 42 (11.48%) OSPF
11 40 (10.93%) VLAN
12 38 (10.38%) SNMP
13 34 (9.29%) BGP
14 30 (8.20%) Ethernet
14 30 (8.20%) Wireshark
15 29 (7.92%) SAN
16 26 (7.10%) Cisco Nexus
17 24 (6.56%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (18.03%) SQL Server
2 20 (5.46%) Big Data
3 14 (3.83%) Oracle Database
4 8 (2.19%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (0.82%) NoSQL
5 3 (0.82%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (0.55%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (0.55%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (0.55%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.55%) Power BI
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 4 (1.09%) Git (software)
1 4 (1.09%) Vagrant
2 3 (0.82%) Jenkins
2 3 (0.82%) JIRA
2 3 (0.82%) TeamCity
3 2 (0.55%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.27%) Cucumber
General
1 29 (7.92%) Finance
2 28 (7.65%) Publishing
3 18 (4.92%) Retail
4 7 (1.91%) Marketing
5 5 (1.37%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.09%) Legal
6 4 (1.09%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.82%) Advertising
7 3 (0.82%) Back Office
8 2 (0.55%) Banking
8 2 (0.55%) Electronics
9 1 (0.27%) Law
Job Titles
1 102 (27.87%) Architect
2 53 (14.48%) Network Engineer
3 46 (12.57%) Solutions Architect
4 44 (12.02%) Security Architect
5 41 (11.20%) Analyst
6 38 (10.38%) Security Solutions Architect
7 28 (7.65%) Cloud Architect
8 23 (6.28%) Administrator
8 23 (6.28%) IT Support
8 23 (6.28%) Senior Network Engineer
9 21 (5.74%) Network Architect
10 20 (5.46%) Infrastructure Architect
10 20 (5.46%) Support Analyst
11 18 (4.92%) Data Centre Architect
11 18 (4.92%) Network Security Architect
11 18 (4.92%) Virtualisation Architect
12 16 (4.37%) LAN Engineer
12 16 (4.37%) Presales Solution Architect
13 14 (3.83%) Consultant
13 14 (3.83%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (16.94%) Middleware
2 22 (6.01%) WebSphere MQ
3 16 (4.37%) JSON
4 12 (3.28%) .NET
5 11 (3.01%) CSS
6 6 (1.64%) Node.js
7 4 (1.09%) Elastic Stack
7 4 (1.09%) REST
8 3 (0.82%) LDAP
8 3 (0.82%) libvirt
9 2 (0.55%) Kafka
9 2 (0.55%) Oracle GoldenGate
10 1 (0.27%) POSIX
10 1 (0.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 106 (28.96%) Data Centre
2 36 (9.84%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 36 (9.84%) Enterprise Software
3 31 (8.47%) Computer Science
4 30 (8.20%) Analytical Skills
5 27 (7.38%) Cyberthreat
6 23 (6.28%) Private Cloud
7 21 (5.74%) Public Cloud
8 18 (4.92%) IBM Mainframe
8 18 (4.92%) Mainframe
9 15 (4.10%) FlexPod
10 14 (3.83%) iSeries
11 13 (3.55%) Management Information System
12 9 (2.46%) AS400
13 8 (2.19%) Hybrid Cloud
13 8 (2.19%) Robotics
14 6 (1.64%) Video Conferencing
15 4 (1.09%) Driving Licence
15 4 (1.09%) Replication
16 3 (0.82%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 122 (33.33%) Windows
2 74 (20.22%) Windows Server
3 59 (16.12%) Linux
4 27 (7.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (3.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (3.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (3.01%) Windows 7
7 8 (2.19%) Unix
7 8 (2.19%) VMS
7 8 (2.19%) Windows 10
8 7 (1.91%) Windows 8
9 6 (1.64%) CentOS
9 6 (1.64%) Ubuntu
10 5 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.82%) Kali Linux
12 2 (0.55%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.55%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.27%) Android
13 1 (0.27%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.27%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (30.87%) ITIL
2 51 (13.93%) Presales
3 50 (13.66%) Strategic Thinking
4 48 (13.11%) Disaster Recovery
5 47 (12.84%) Load Balancing
6 43 (11.75%) Configuration Management
6 43 (11.75%) SIEM
7 42 (11.48%) Migration
8 41 (11.20%) ITIL V3
9 40 (10.93%) Agile Software Development
9 40 (10.93%) Open Source
10 38 (10.38%) Network Design
11 36 (9.84%) Enterprise Architecture
12 33 (9.02%) Converged Infrastructure
13 30 (8.20%) DevOps
14 29 (7.92%) Information Security
15 28 (7.65%) Requirements Management
16 27 (7.38%) Incident Management
16 27 (7.38%) Vulnerability Management
17 25 (6.83%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 62 (16.94%) PowerShell
2 43 (11.75%) SQL
3 37 (10.11%) Python
4 8 (2.19%) Bash Shell
4 8 (2.19%) Ruby
5 7 (1.91%) Perl
6 5 (1.37%) Java
7 2 (0.55%) C#
7 2 (0.55%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 97 (26.50%) Cisco Certification
2 64 (17.49%) CCNP
3 59 (16.12%) Microsoft Certification
4 47 (12.84%) CISSP
5 46 (12.57%) CCDP
6 39 (10.66%) Degree
7 32 (8.74%) MCSE
8 30 (8.20%) CCNA
9 28 (7.65%) CCSE
9 28 (7.65%) MCSA
9 28 (7.65%) MCSD
10 26 (7.10%) JNCIP
11 24 (6.56%) Computer Science Degree
12 23 (6.28%) IISP
12 23 (6.28%) ISSAP
13 20 (5.46%) CCIE
13 20 (5.46%) CISM
14 14 (3.83%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 14 (3.83%) CCSP
15 9 (2.46%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (6.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (4.10%) Cyber Essentials
3 9 (2.46%) SLA
4 2 (0.55%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.55%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.27%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.27%) GDPR
5 1 (0.27%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.27%) ISO 22301
5 1 (0.27%) ISO 31000
5 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.27%) PMO
5 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 114 (31.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 99 (27.05%) Hyper-V
3 71 (19.40%) Active Directory
4 46 (12.57%) VMware NSX
5 31 (8.47%) VMware ESXi
6 21 (5.74%) NFS
7 11 (3.01%) Docker
8 9 (2.46%) XenDesktop
9 7 (1.91%) FreeRADIUS
10 5 (1.37%) KVM
11 3 (0.82%) Firmware
11 3 (0.82%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (0.82%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (0.82%) XenApp
12 2 (0.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.55%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.55%) Samba
13 1 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 36 (9.84%) Ansible
2 28 (7.65%) Cisco Prime
3 23 (6.28%) QRadar
4 19 (5.19%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 18 (4.92%) vCenter Server
6 15 (4.10%) CASB
6 15 (4.10%) Puppet
7 14 (3.83%) Kubernetes
7 14 (3.83%) SCOM
8 11 (3.01%) Cisco CME
8 11 (3.01%) Opscode Chef
9 9 (2.46%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 8 (2.19%) SCCM
11 7 (1.91%) Nessus
12 6 (1.64%) Nagios
13 4 (1.09%) Backup Exec
13 4 (1.09%) Norton AntiVirus
13 4 (1.09%) Terraform
14 3 (0.82%) NetBackup
14 3 (0.82%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 155 (42.35%) VMware
2 148 (40.44%) Cisco
3 111 (30.33%) Microsoft
4 91 (24.86%) Oracle
5 79 (21.58%) CheckPoint
6 72 (19.67%) Juniper
7 55 (15.03%) HP
8 50 (13.66%) Aruba
9 49 (13.39%) Fortinet
9 49 (13.39%) Palo Alto
10 47 (12.84%) IBM
11 45 (12.30%) F5
12 44 (12.02%) Citrix
13 42 (11.48%) SolarWinds
14 29 (7.92%) Forcepoint
15 28 (7.65%) Riverbed
15 28 (7.65%) Splunk
16 23 (6.28%) LogRhythm
16 23 (6.28%) Tufin
16 23 (6.28%) Veeam