Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
14 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 136 117 114
Rank change year-on-year -19 -3 -31
Permanent jobs citing WAN 100 155 157
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.81% 2.50% 2.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.90% 15.29% 11.81%
Number of salaries quoted 69 122 130
Berkshire median annual salary £45,000 £60,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -25.00% +20.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £24,800 £36,000 £24,900
90th Percentile £71,250 £75,000 £70,000
South East median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -9.09%

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 840 1,014 1,329
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 15.25% 16.38% 20.99%
Number of salaries quoted 585 765 1,008
Berkshire median annual salary £51,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.37% +5.56% -10.00%
10th Percentile £26,750 £27,500 £25,588
90th Percentile £77,500 £71,700 £70,000
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -5.56%

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 14 November 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 14 November 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 +11 52 £38,000 -36.67% 16
Slough +13 19 £62,500 +19.05% 4
Newbury +22 13 £45,000 -28.00% 1
Maidenhead -7 4 £50,000 -16.67% 1
Bracknell 0 3 £65,000 -18.75% 3
WAN
South East

For the 6 months to 14 November 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 87 (87.00%) LAN
2 62 (62.00%) Firewall
3 54 (54.00%) Cisco
4 48 (48.00%) Cisco Certification
5 41 (41.00%) CCNP
6 32 (32.00%) Network Security
7 27 (27.00%) ITIL
8 25 (25.00%) Windows
9 24 (24.00%) TCP/IP
10 23 (23.00%) VPN
11 22 (22.00%) CCNA
12 21 (21.00%) VMware
13 20 (20.00%) DNS
13 20 (20.00%) MPLS
13 20 (20.00%) Azure
13 20 (20.00%) Fortinet
14 19 (19.00%) Microsoft
14 19 (19.00%) DHCP
14 19 (19.00%) Wireless
14 19 (19.00%) Data Centre
14 19 (19.00%) Problem-Solving
15 18 (18.00%) Windows Server
15 18 (18.00%) Meraki
15 18 (18.00%) Management Information System
15 18 (18.00%) Juniper
16 17 (17.00%) CheckPoint
16 17 (17.00%) Cisco ASA
17 16 (16.00%) Active Directory
17 16 (16.00%) MS Visio
17 16 (16.00%) Presales

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 3 (3.00%) Apache
1 3 (3.00%) IIS
1 3 (3.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (3.00%) WebLogic
2 2 (2.00%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 16 (16.00%) MS Visio
2 11 (11.00%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (4.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (4.00%) Cisco SocialMiner
2 1 (1.00%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 20 (20.00%) Azure
2 10 (10.00%) Office 365
2 10 (10.00%) SaaS
3 8 (8.00%) AWS
4 4 (4.00%) IaaS
5 2 (2.00%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (1.00%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 87 (87.00%) LAN
2 62 (62.00%) Firewall
3 32 (32.00%) Network Security
4 24 (24.00%) TCP/IP
5 23 (23.00%) VPN
6 20 (20.00%) DNS
6 20 (20.00%) MPLS
7 19 (19.00%) DHCP
7 19 (19.00%) Wireless
8 17 (17.00%) Cisco ASA
9 14 (14.00%) OSPF
9 14 (14.00%) WLAN
10 12 (12.00%) BGP
11 11 (11.00%) VoIP
12 9 (9.00%) VLAN
13 7 (7.00%) Internet
14 6 (6.00%) Cisco Nexus
14 6 (6.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 5 (5.00%) DSL
15 5 (5.00%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.00%) Oracle Database
1 6 (6.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.00%) MySQL
3 3 (3.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (3.00%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 6 (6.00%) Jenkins
2 4 (4.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (3.00%) Git (software)
General
1 15 (15.00%) Telecoms
2 7 (7.00%) Retail
3 6 (6.00%) Banking
4 4 (4.00%) Public Sector
5 3 (3.00%) Finance
5 3 (3.00%) Military
6 2 (2.00%) Law
6 2 (2.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 32 (32.00%) Network Engineer
2 19 (19.00%) Consultant
3 12 (12.00%) Network Security Engineer
3 12 (12.00%) Security Consultant
3 12 (12.00%) Security Engineer
3 12 (12.00%) Solutions Consultant
4 11 (11.00%) Analyst
4 11 (11.00%) Cisco Engineer
4 11 (11.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 11 (11.00%) LAN Engineer
5 8 (8.00%) Presales Consultant
5 8 (8.00%) Support Engineer
6 7 (7.00%) Cisco Security Engineer
6 7 (7.00%) Cloud Engineer
6 7 (7.00%) Project Manager
6 7 (7.00%) Support Analyst
6 7 (7.00%) WAN Engineer
7 6 (6.00%) IT Engineer
7 6 (6.00%) LAN/WAN Engineer
7 6 (6.00%) Security Presales Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.00%) Middleware
1 3 (3.00%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 1 (1.00%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (19.00%) Data Centre
2 18 (18.00%) Management Information System
3 7 (7.00%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.00%) Algorithms
4 4 (4.00%) Fibre Optics
4 4 (4.00%) IVR
4 4 (4.00%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (3.00%) Clustering
5 3 (3.00%) CMDB
5 3 (3.00%) Driving Licence
5 3 (3.00%) Enterprise Storage
5 3 (3.00%) Handset
5 3 (3.00%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.00%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.00%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 25 (25.00%) Windows
2 18 (18.00%) Windows Server
3 13 (13.00%) Unix
4 10 (10.00%) Linux
5 4 (4.00%) CentOS
5 4 (4.00%) Windows 7
5 4 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (3.00%) Windows 8
7 2 (2.00%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (27.00%) ITIL
2 19 (19.00%) Problem-Solving
3 16 (16.00%) Presales
4 14 (14.00%) Technical Leadership
5 13 (13.00%) Customer Requirements
5 13 (13.00%) Product Management
6 12 (12.00%) Customer-Centricity
6 12 (12.00%) Infrastructure Transformation
6 12 (12.00%) IT Strategy
6 12 (12.00%) Strategic Roadmap
6 12 (12.00%) Time Management
7 8 (8.00%) Migration
7 8 (8.00%) Network Management
8 7 (7.00%) Change Management
8 7 (7.00%) Incident Management
8 7 (7.00%) Load Balancing
9 6 (6.00%) Asset Management
9 6 (6.00%) Mentoring
9 6 (6.00%) Service Delivery
10 5 (5.00%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 8 (8.00%) PowerShell
2 6 (6.00%) SQL
3 4 (4.00%) Python
4 1 (1.00%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 48 (48.00%) Cisco Certification
2 41 (41.00%) CCNP
3 22 (22.00%) CCNA
4 13 (13.00%) Security Cleared
5 12 (12.00%) Degree
6 9 (9.00%) SC Cleared
7 4 (4.00%) CCDP
7 4 (4.00%) JNCIA
8 3 (3.00%) DV Cleared
8 3 (3.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (3.00%) JNCIS
9 1 (1.00%) A+ Certification
9 1 (1.00%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.00%) MCSA
9 1 (1.00%) MCSE
9 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (12.00%) ISO 22301
1 12 (12.00%) ISO 9001
1 12 (12.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (4.00%) SLA
3 1 (1.00%) GDPR
3 1 (1.00%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.00%) QA
System Software
1 16 (16.00%) Active Directory
2 13 (13.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (7.00%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (5.00%) Hyper-V
4 5 (5.00%) VMware NSX
5 4 (4.00%) iptables
6 3 (3.00%) Docker
6 3 (3.00%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (3.00%) VMware Workstation
6 3 (3.00%) vSphere
7 1 (1.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (7.00%) vCenter Server
2 6 (6.00%) Puppet
3 4 (4.00%) Cisco CUCM
3 4 (4.00%) Cisco UCCE
3 4 (4.00%) Cisco UCCX
3 4 (4.00%) vMotion
4 3 (3.00%) Ansible
4 3 (3.00%) Data Guard
4 3 (3.00%) Failover Clustering
4 3 (3.00%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (3.00%) SCCM
5 1 (1.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (1.00%) vRealize
Vendors
1 54 (54.00%) Cisco
2 21 (21.00%) VMware
3 20 (20.00%) Fortinet
4 19 (19.00%) Microsoft
5 18 (18.00%) Juniper
5 18 (18.00%) Meraki
6 17 (17.00%) CheckPoint
7 15 (15.00%) Brocade
7 15 (15.00%) Huawei
8 12 (12.00%) Ruckus Wireless
9 11 (11.00%) F5
10 7 (7.00%) Oracle
11 4 (4.00%) Palo Alto
11 4 (4.00%) ServiceNow
12 3 (3.00%) Dell
12 3 (3.00%) Ivanti
13 2 (2.00%) Aerohive Networks
13 2 (2.00%) Google
13 2 (2.00%) Nokia
13 2 (2.00%) SolarWinds