Period
to 16 August 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 16 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 73 105 59
Rank change year-on-year +32 -46 +7
Permanent jobs citing WAN 254 175 385
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 3.87% 2.72% 4.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.22% 11.68% 16.40%
Number of salaries quoted 178 149 342
Berkshire median annual salary £60,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +26.32% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £35,750 £23,050 £26,750
90th Percentile £71,250 £64,000 £63,675
South East median annual salary £46,750 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +16.88% -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 1,256 1,498 2,347
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 19.16% 23.28% 25.89%
Number of salaries quoted 939 1,151 1,821
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £49,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -4.04% +6.45%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £28,500
90th Percentile £72,000 £70,000 £71,250
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £43,750
% change year-on-year +5.88% -2.86% +2.94%

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 16 August 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 16 August 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 +11 105 £60,000 +20.00% 1
Reading -17 42 £50,000 +22.70% 7
Slough +18 30 £45,000 - 3
Bracknell +2 29 £67,500 +35.00% 4
Newbury +13 20 £62,500 +31.58% 2
Wokingham -14 3 £40,000 +5.26%
Windsor - 3 £80,000 -
WAN
South East

For the 6 months to 16 August 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.

1 174 (68.50%) LAN
2 115 (45.28%) Firewall
3 102 (40.16%) VMware
4 101 (39.76%) Cisco
5 95 (37.40%) Windows
6 86 (33.86%) Microsoft
7 79 (31.10%) VMware Infrastructure
8 73 (28.74%) Microsoft Azure
9 67 (26.38%) Active Directory
10 66 (25.98%) ITIL
11 64 (25.20%) Cisco Certification
12 62 (24.41%) TCP/IP
12 62 (24.41%) DNS
12 62 (24.41%) Hyper-V
13 61 (24.02%) Data Centre
14 58 (22.83%) DHCP
15 57 (22.44%) Oracle
16 56 (22.05%) CheckPoint
17 55 (21.65%) Windows Server
18 50 (19.69%) SolarWinds
19 46 (18.11%) Middleware
19 46 (18.11%) Juniper
20 45 (17.72%) Linux
20 45 (17.72%) CCNP
21 42 (16.54%) Office 365
22 41 (16.14%) Cisco ASA
22 41 (16.14%) Network Security
22 41 (16.14%) Citrix
22 41 (16.14%) SQL Server
23 40 (15.75%) VPN

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 35 (13.78%) IIS
2 17 (6.69%) WebSphere
3 10 (3.94%) MS Exchange
3 10 (3.94%) Oracle Service Bus
4 9 (3.54%) IBM Notes
5 8 (3.15%) WebLogic
6 4 (1.57%) OpenStack
7 3 (1.18%) Apache
7 3 (1.18%) Confluence
7 3 (1.18%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.39%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (2.36%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.97%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.39%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 73 (28.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 42 (16.54%) Office 365
3 36 (14.17%) Amazon AWS
4 24 (9.45%) IBM Cloud
5 11 (4.33%) Amazon S3
6 10 (3.94%) Akamai
7 9 (3.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 9 (3.54%) Amazon EC2
7 9 (3.54%) Amazon ELB
7 9 (3.54%) Amazon Glacier
7 9 (3.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 5 (1.97%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (1.18%) IaaS
9 3 (1.18%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 174 (68.50%) LAN
2 115 (45.28%) Firewall
3 62 (24.41%) DNS
3 62 (24.41%) TCP/IP
4 58 (22.83%) DHCP
5 41 (16.14%) Cisco ASA
5 41 (16.14%) Network Security
6 40 (15.75%) VPN
6 40 (15.75%) Wireless
7 33 (12.99%) MPLS
7 33 (12.99%) WLAN
8 30 (11.81%) VLAN
9 27 (10.63%) BGP
10 23 (9.06%) OSPF
11 21 (8.27%) SAN
12 17 (6.69%) Cisco ISE
12 17 (6.69%) Cisco Nexus
13 15 (5.91%) NetScaler
13 15 (5.91%) SNMP
14 14 (5.51%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (16.14%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.94%) Big Data
3 9 (3.54%) Amazon RDS
4 5 (1.97%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.39%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (1.18%) Git (software)
1 3 (1.18%) JIRA
1 3 (1.18%) Vagrant
2 2 (0.79%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.39%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.39%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.39%) Jenkins
General
1 32 (12.60%) Finance
2 15 (5.91%) Publishing
2 15 (5.91%) Retail
3 11 (4.33%) Banking
4 6 (2.36%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.97%) Back Office
6 4 (1.57%) Marketing
7 2 (0.79%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.79%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.39%) Advertising
8 1 (0.39%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 61 (24.02%) Architect
2 47 (18.50%) Analyst
3 32 (12.60%) Network Engineer
4 26 (10.24%) Solutions Architect
5 24 (9.45%) Security Architect
5 24 (9.45%) Security Solutions Architect
6 22 (8.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 17 (6.69%) IT Support
8 15 (5.91%) Cloud Architect
8 15 (5.91%) Network Architect
8 15 (5.91%) Presales Solution Architect
8 15 (5.91%) Support Analyst
9 14 (5.51%) Administrator
9 14 (5.51%) IT Analyst
9 14 (5.51%) IT Support Analyst
10 13 (5.12%) Network Security Architect
10 13 (5.12%) Senior Network Engineer
11 11 (4.33%) Monitoring Analyst
12 10 (3.94%) Infrastructure Architect
12 10 (3.94%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (18.11%) Middleware
2 17 (6.69%) WebSphere MQ
3 10 (3.94%) CSS
4 8 (3.15%) .NET
4 8 (3.15%) JSON
5 4 (1.57%) Node.js
5 4 (1.57%) REST
6 3 (1.18%) Elastic Stack
6 3 (1.18%) LDAP
7 2 (0.79%) libvirt
8 1 (0.39%) 802.1X
8 1 (0.39%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 61 (24.02%) Data Centre
2 26 (10.24%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (8.27%) Enterprise Software
4 18 (7.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 14 (5.51%) Computer Science
6 13 (5.12%) FlexPod
7 11 (4.33%) Cyberthreat
8 10 (3.94%) IBM Mainframe
8 10 (3.94%) Mainframe
8 10 (3.94%) Public Cloud
9 9 (3.54%) iSeries
9 9 (3.54%) Replication
10 8 (3.15%) AS400
10 8 (3.15%) Video Conferencing
11 5 (1.97%) CESG
11 5 (1.97%) Private Cloud
12 4 (1.57%) Hybrid Cloud
12 4 (1.57%) Management Information System
12 4 (1.57%) Robotics
13 3 (1.18%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 95 (37.40%) Windows
2 55 (21.65%) Windows Server
3 45 (17.72%) Linux
4 14 (5.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (5.12%) Windows 7
6 10 (3.94%) Unix
6 10 (3.94%) Windows 10
7 9 (3.54%) Windows 8
8 8 (3.15%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (3.15%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (1.57%) CentOS
9 4 (1.57%) Ubuntu
9 4 (1.57%) VMS
10 3 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.79%) Kali Linux
12 1 (0.39%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.39%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (25.98%) ITIL
2 36 (14.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 31 (12.20%) Presales
4 29 (11.42%) Disaster Recovery
5 27 (10.63%) Load Balancing
6 26 (10.24%) Configuration Management
6 26 (10.24%) ITIL V3
7 25 (9.84%) Migration
7 25 (9.84%) Strategic Thinking
8 24 (9.45%) Incident Management
8 24 (9.45%) SIEM
9 23 (9.06%) Agile Software Development
9 23 (9.06%) Converged Infrastructure
9 23 (9.06%) Network Design
10 21 (8.27%) DevOps
11 20 (7.87%) Continuous Improvement
11 20 (7.87%) Open Source
12 17 (6.69%) Logistics
12 17 (6.69%) Root Cause Analysis
12 17 (6.69%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 36 (14.17%) PowerShell
2 28 (11.02%) SQL
3 27 (10.63%) Python
4 12 (4.72%) Bash Shell
5 9 (3.54%) Java
5 9 (3.54%) Perl
5 9 (3.54%) Ruby
5 9 (3.54%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 64 (25.20%) Cisco Certification
2 45 (17.72%) CCNP
3 35 (13.78%) Microsoft Certification
4 29 (11.42%) CCDP
5 26 (10.24%) CISSP
6 25 (9.84%) Degree
7 22 (8.66%) CCIE
8 21 (8.27%) MCSE
9 15 (5.91%) MCSD
10 14 (5.51%) CCSE
11 13 (5.12%) JNCIP
12 11 (4.33%) CCNA
12 11 (4.33%) CISM
12 11 (4.33%) Computer Science Degree
12 11 (4.33%) IISP
12 11 (4.33%) ISSAP
12 11 (4.33%) MCSA
13 10 (3.94%) MCITP
14 9 (3.54%) CCSP
15 8 (3.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (5.12%) Cyber Essentials
3 5 (1.97%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.18%) SLA
5 1 (0.39%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.39%) ISO 22301
5 1 (0.39%) ISO 31000
5 1 (0.39%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.39%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 79 (31.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 67 (26.38%) Active Directory
3 62 (24.41%) Hyper-V
4 32 (12.60%) VMware NSX
5 20 (7.87%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (4.33%) XenDesktop
7 10 (3.94%) NFS
8 9 (3.54%) Samba
9 8 (3.15%) Docker
10 5 (1.97%) XenApp
11 3 (1.18%) Firmware
12 2 (0.79%) KVM
13 1 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
13 1 (0.39%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 26 (10.24%) Ansible
2 24 (9.45%) Cisco Prime
3 21 (8.27%) SCOM
4 19 (7.48%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 15 (5.91%) Opscode Chef
5 15 (5.91%) Puppet
6 13 (5.12%) CASB
7 11 (4.33%) QRadar
7 11 (4.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 10 (3.94%) Cisco CME
8 10 (3.94%) vCenter Server
9 9 (3.54%) Terraform
9 9 (3.54%) vRealize Orchestrator
10 7 (2.76%) Kubernetes
10 7 (2.76%) Norton AntiVirus
11 6 (2.36%) Nessus
12 4 (1.57%) Nagios
12 4 (1.57%) SCCM
12 4 (1.57%) SolarWinds Orion
13 2 (0.79%) Cacti
Vendors
1 102 (40.16%) VMware
2 101 (39.76%) Cisco
3 86 (33.86%) Microsoft
4 57 (22.44%) Oracle
5 56 (22.05%) CheckPoint
6 50 (19.69%) SolarWinds
7 46 (18.11%) Juniper
8 41 (16.14%) Citrix
9 37 (14.57%) Palo Alto
10 35 (13.78%) HP
11 32 (12.60%) Riverbed
12 30 (11.81%) Aruba
12 30 (11.81%) Fortinet
13 28 (11.02%) F5
14 21 (8.27%) IBM
15 20 (7.87%) ServiceNow
16 19 (7.48%) Forcepoint
17 17 (6.69%) McAfee
17 17 (6.69%) Meraki
18 16 (6.30%) Red Hat