Period
to 7 July 2020

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 7 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
7 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 93 99 56
Rank change year-on-year +6 -43 +45
Permanent jobs citing WAN 71 168 312
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.48% 2.86% 4.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.25% 16.83% 22.40%
Number of salaries quoted 52 150 219
Median annual salary £43,500 £43,250 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.58% -21.36% +15.79%
10th Percentile £29,550 £26,250 £32,400
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £69,000
South East median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.22% -5.26% +18.75%

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 536 998 1,393
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 18.69% 17.00% 20.13%
Number of salaries quoted 365 761 1,013
Median annual salary £52,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.47% -5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £77,500 £72,000
South East median annual salary £48,500 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +7.78% +2.27% +3.53%

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing WAN as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for WAN in Berkshire

WAN
Salary Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing WAN in Berkshire.

Salary trend for WAN in Berkshire

WAN
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

Salary distribution for jobs citing WAN in Berkshire over the 6 months to 7 July 2020.

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 7 July 2020. 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 -7 38 £52,500 +34.62% 1
Slough +32 15 £40,000 +29.03%
Maidenhead +32 4 £42,500 -21.30%
Wokingham - 2 £60,000 -
WAN
South East

For the 6 months to 7 July 2020, 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 60 (84.51%) LAN
2 36 (50.70%) Active Directory
3 34 (47.89%) VMware
4 32 (45.07%) Azure
5 29 (40.85%) ITIL
6 28 (39.44%) SQL
7 27 (38.03%) Firewall
8 26 (36.62%) Cisco
8 26 (36.62%) SC Cleared
8 26 (36.62%) Security Cleared
9 24 (33.80%) SLA
9 24 (33.80%) Windows
10 22 (30.99%) Service Delivery
10 22 (30.99%) WSUS
10 22 (30.99%) SCCM
11 21 (29.58%) SCOM
11 21 (29.58%) DV Cleared
11 21 (29.58%) Agile Software Development
11 21 (29.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 18 (25.35%) Windows Server
12 18 (25.35%) Microsoft
13 16 (22.54%) Cisco Certification
14 13 (18.31%) Office 365
15 12 (16.90%) Palo Alto
15 12 (16.90%) Wireless
15 12 (16.90%) MS Exchange
16 11 (15.49%) Analytical Skills
16 11 (15.49%) VMware Infrastructure
17 10 (14.08%) Meraki
17 10 (14.08%) Linux

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 12 (16.90%) MS Exchange
2 6 (8.45%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (7.04%) Skype for Business
4 4 (5.63%) IIS
5 2 (2.82%) Apache
5 2 (2.82%) Confluence
5 2 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.82%) JBoss
5 2 (2.82%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.41%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.41%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.41%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (8.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (5.63%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (5.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (2.82%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 32 (45.07%) Azure
2 13 (18.31%) Office 365
3 5 (7.04%) AWS
4 4 (5.63%) SaaS
5 2 (2.82%) Mimecast
6 1 (1.41%) IaaS
6 1 (1.41%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 60 (84.51%) LAN
2 27 (38.03%) Firewall
3 12 (16.90%) Wireless
4 10 (14.08%) VPN
5 9 (12.68%) DHCP
5 9 (12.68%) DNS
6 8 (11.27%) MPLS
6 8 (11.27%) VoIP
7 7 (9.86%) Skype
7 7 (9.86%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (8.45%) SAN
8 6 (8.45%) VLAN
9 5 (7.04%) iSCSI
10 4 (5.63%) BGP
10 4 (5.63%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (5.63%) Network Security
10 4 (5.63%) NGN
10 4 (5.63%) TCP/IP
10 4 (5.63%) WLAN
11 3 (4.23%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.68%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.63%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.82%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (2.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.82%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.41%) MySQL
4 1 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.41%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 2 (2.82%) JIRA
2 1 (1.41%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (5.63%) Back Office
1 4 (5.63%) Finance
2 2 (2.82%) Legal
Job Titles
1 26 (36.62%) Infrastructure Team Leader
1 26 (36.62%) Team Leader
2 21 (29.58%) IT Infrastructure Team Leader
3 13 (18.31%) Network Engineer
4 9 (12.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (9.86%) Analyst
6 6 (8.45%) Consultant
6 6 (8.45%) Support Engineer
7 4 (5.63%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 4 (5.63%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (5.63%) Infrastructure Support
7 4 (5.63%) Network Consultant
7 4 (5.63%) Technical Support
8 3 (4.23%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 3 (4.23%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 3 (4.23%) IT Engineer
8 3 (4.23%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (4.23%) Senior Network Engineer
8 3 (4.23%) Senior Support Engineer
8 3 (4.23%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.82%) 802.1X
1 2 (2.82%) HTML
1 2 (2.82%) XML
2 1 (1.41%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.49%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (14.08%) Management Information System
3 5 (7.04%) Digital Media
3 5 (7.04%) PMI
4 4 (5.63%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (4.23%) Client/Server
5 3 (4.23%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.82%) AS400
6 2 (2.82%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (2.82%) EPoS
6 2 (2.82%) Fibre Optics
6 2 (2.82%) iSeries
6 2 (2.82%) Replication
7 1 (1.41%) Clustering
7 1 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 24 (33.80%) Windows
2 18 (25.35%) Windows Server
3 10 (14.08%) Linux
4 8 (11.27%) Windows 7
5 6 (8.45%) Windows 10
6 5 (7.04%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (4.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (4.23%) Unix
7 3 (4.23%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (2.82%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.41%) Android
9 1 (1.41%) Debian
9 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (40.85%) ITIL
2 22 (30.99%) Service Delivery
3 21 (29.58%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (12.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 7 (9.86%) Line Management
6 6 (8.45%) Change Management
6 6 (8.45%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (7.04%) Presales
7 5 (7.04%) Project Delivery
7 5 (7.04%) Project Management
8 4 (5.63%) Load Balancing
9 3 (4.23%) Computer Science
9 3 (4.23%) Information Security
9 3 (4.23%) Migration
10 2 (2.82%) Case Management
10 2 (2.82%) Demand Management
10 2 (2.82%) IT Strategy
10 2 (2.82%) Mobile Device Management
10 2 (2.82%) Server Patching
10 2 (2.82%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (39.44%) SQL
2 3 (4.23%) PowerShell
2 3 (4.23%) Python
3 1 (1.41%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 26 (36.62%) SC Cleared
1 26 (36.62%) Security Cleared
2 21 (29.58%) DV Cleared
3 16 (22.54%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (14.08%) CCNP
5 6 (8.45%) Degree
6 5 (7.04%) PMI Certification
7 4 (5.63%) CCNA
8 3 (4.23%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (2.82%) MCSA
10 1 (1.41%) CCIE
10 1 (1.41%) MCP
10 1 (1.41%) MCSE
10 1 (1.41%) VCP5
10 1 (1.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (33.80%) SLA
2 21 (29.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (2.82%) GDPR
3 2 (2.82%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 36 (50.70%) Active Directory
2 11 (15.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (11.27%) Virtual Servers
4 6 (8.45%) Hyper-V
5 3 (4.23%) BitLocker
5 3 (4.23%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (2.82%) Terminal Server
6 2 (2.82%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (2.82%) XenApp
7 1 (1.41%) KVM
7 1 (1.41%) Postfix
7 1 (1.41%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 22 (30.99%) SCCM
1 22 (30.99%) WSUS
2 21 (29.58%) SCOM
3 2 (2.82%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.41%) CASB
Vendors
1 34 (47.89%) VMware
2 26 (36.62%) Cisco
3 18 (25.35%) Microsoft
4 12 (16.90%) Palo Alto
5 10 (14.08%) CheckPoint
5 10 (14.08%) Meraki
6 8 (11.27%) HP
7 5 (7.04%) Nimble Storage
7 5 (7.04%) Oracle
7 5 (7.04%) Synology
8 3 (4.23%) Apple
8 3 (4.23%) F5
8 3 (4.23%) Juniper
8 3 (4.23%) Veeam
9 2 (2.82%) Citrix
9 2 (2.82%) Dell
9 2 (2.82%) NetApp
9 2 (2.82%) Remedy
9 2 (2.82%) Sophos
9 2 (2.82%) Symantec