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

Wide Area Network (WAN)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 115 116 84
Rank change year-on-year +1 -32 -22
Permanent jobs citing WAN 156 160 294
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.54% 2.53% 3.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.52% 11.99% 13.46%
Number of salaries quoted 121 133 254
Berkshire median annual salary £60,000 £50,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% +17.65% -5.56%
10th Percentile £32,500 £25,700 £26,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
South East median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% -10.11% +1.14%

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 1,005 1,334 2,184
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 16.35% 21.10% 25.00%
Number of salaries quoted 750 1,015 1,573
Berkshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% -10.00% +3.09%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £75,000
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +4.05%

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 November 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 November 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 0 51 £60,000 +9.09%
Reading -31 32 £59,000 +2.61% 8
Slough +4 28 £48,750 +8.33% 2
Bracknell -7 17 £80,000 +64.10%
Newbury +8 12 £62,500 +78.57% 1
Wokingham +14 5 £40,000 +40.35%
Windsor - 1 £80,000 -
WAN
South East

For the 6 months to 16 November 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.

1 113 (72.44%) LAN
2 80 (51.28%) Firewall
3 64 (41.03%) Microsoft
4 59 (37.82%) Windows
5 58 (37.18%) TCP/IP
6 56 (35.90%) Cisco
7 46 (29.49%) Active Directory
8 45 (28.85%) ITIL
9 44 (28.21%) VMware
9 44 (28.21%) Office 365
10 40 (25.64%) Cisco Certification
11 38 (24.36%) DNS
11 38 (24.36%) Windows Server
12 35 (22.44%) Hyper-V
13 34 (21.79%) Wireless
14 32 (20.51%) Incident Management
14 32 (20.51%) DHCP
14 32 (20.51%) VMware Infrastructure
15 31 (19.87%) SolarWinds
15 31 (19.87%) IIS
16 30 (19.23%) Linux
17 29 (18.59%) SQL Server
18 28 (17.95%) CCNP
18 28 (17.95%) MPLS
18 28 (17.95%) Logistics
18 28 (17.95%) Microsoft Azure
19 25 (16.03%) BGP
20 24 (15.38%) Riverbed
20 24 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 23 (14.74%) Middleware

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 31 (19.87%) IIS
2 8 (5.13%) Apache
3 7 (4.49%) Confluence
4 5 (3.21%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.28%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.64%) iPlanet
Applications
1 3 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.28%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.28%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 44 (28.21%) Office 365
2 28 (17.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (14.10%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (5.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 7 (4.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 7 (4.49%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (4.49%) Amazon ELB
5 7 (4.49%) Amazon Glacier
5 7 (4.49%) Amazon S3
6 6 (3.85%) IaaS
7 4 (2.56%) Akamai
7 4 (2.56%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (1.28%) Mimecast
8 2 (1.28%) SaaS
9 1 (0.64%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 113 (72.44%) LAN
2 80 (51.28%) Firewall
3 58 (37.18%) TCP/IP
4 38 (24.36%) DNS
5 34 (21.79%) Wireless
6 32 (20.51%) DHCP
7 28 (17.95%) MPLS
8 25 (16.03%) BGP
9 21 (13.46%) VPN
10 18 (11.54%) Network Security
10 18 (11.54%) OSPF
11 16 (10.26%) Cisco ASA
11 16 (10.26%) VLAN
12 13 (8.33%) SNMP
13 12 (7.69%) VoIP
13 12 (7.69%) WLAN
14 10 (6.41%) IPsec
15 9 (5.77%) Ethernet
15 9 (5.77%) NetScaler
16 8 (5.13%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (18.59%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.49%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (1.92%) Big Data
4 1 (0.64%) DB2
4 1 (0.64%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.64%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.64%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (4.49%) JIRA
2 1 (0.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (0.64%) Bitbucket
General
1 16 (10.26%) Finance
2 15 (9.62%) Banking
3 10 (6.41%) Telecoms
4 6 (3.85%) Investment Banking
5 5 (3.21%) Retail
6 2 (1.28%) Back Office
7 1 (0.64%) Advertising
7 1 (0.64%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 31 (19.87%) Analyst
2 27 (17.31%) Network Engineer
3 23 (14.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 19 (12.18%) Architect
5 17 (10.90%) Monitoring Analyst
6 11 (7.05%) Support Engineer
7 10 (6.41%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 10 (6.41%) Solutions Architect
8 9 (5.77%) Network Architect
9 8 (5.13%) IT Support
9 8 (5.13%) Project Manager
9 8 (5.13%) Security Architect
9 8 (5.13%) Security Solutions Architect
9 8 (5.13%) Senior Network Engineer
10 7 (4.49%) Consultant
10 7 (4.49%) IP Architect
10 7 (4.49%) IT Engineer
10 7 (4.49%) Network Security Architect
11 6 (3.85%) Support Analyst
11 6 (3.85%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (14.74%) Middleware
2 8 (5.13%) 802.1X
3 6 (3.85%) HTML
4 5 (3.21%) .NET
5 4 (2.56%) CSS
6 1 (0.64%) LAMP
6 1 (0.64%) LDAP
6 1 (0.64%) OAuth
6 1 (0.64%) OpenID
6 1 (0.64%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 1 (0.64%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (11.54%) Data Centre
2 14 (8.97%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (7.05%) Management Information System
4 7 (4.49%) Hybrid Cloud
4 7 (4.49%) Replication
4 7 (4.49%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (3.85%) Computer Science
5 6 (3.85%) Internet of Things
6 5 (3.21%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 4 (2.56%) CESG
7 4 (2.56%) Cyberthreat
7 4 (2.56%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.28%) e-Health
8 2 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.28%) FlexPod
8 2 (1.28%) Handset
8 2 (1.28%) PKI
8 2 (1.28%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.28%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.64%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 59 (37.82%) Windows
2 38 (24.36%) Windows Server
3 30 (19.23%) Linux
4 15 (9.62%) Unix
5 9 (5.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (5.13%) Windows 7
7 7 (4.49%) CentOS
7 7 (4.49%) Windows 10
8 6 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (2.56%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.28%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.64%) Solaris
11 1 (0.64%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (28.85%) ITIL
2 32 (20.51%) Incident Management
3 28 (17.95%) Logistics
4 24 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 20 (12.82%) Problem Management
6 19 (12.18%) Root Cause Analysis
7 15 (9.62%) Presales
7 15 (9.62%) Problem-Solving
8 14 (8.97%) Service Delivery
9 13 (8.33%) ITIL V3
10 12 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
11 11 (7.05%) Load Balancing
11 11 (7.05%) Network Design
12 10 (6.41%) Change Management
12 10 (6.41%) Configuration Management
12 10 (6.41%) Continuous Improvement
12 10 (6.41%) Information Security
12 10 (6.41%) Network Management
13 9 (5.77%) PRINCE2
14 8 (5.13%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 20 (12.82%) Bash Shell
1 20 (12.82%) Python
2 16 (10.26%) PowerShell
3 11 (7.05%) PHP
4 10 (6.41%) SQL
5 7 (4.49%) Java
5 7 (4.49%) Perl
5 7 (4.49%) Ruby
5 7 (4.49%) Shell Script
6 6 (3.85%) C#
6 6 (3.85%) JavaScript
7 5 (3.21%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 40 (25.64%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (17.95%) CCNP
3 22 (14.10%) Degree
4 13 (8.33%) CCIE
5 12 (7.69%) CCNA
5 12 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (5.77%) CCDP
7 8 (5.13%) JNCIE
8 7 (4.49%) CISSP
8 7 (4.49%) MCSE
9 6 (3.85%) ISTQB
9 6 (3.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 6 (3.85%) JNCIP
10 5 (3.21%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (3.21%) MCITP
11 4 (2.56%) CCSE
11 4 (2.56%) IISP
11 4 (2.56%) ISSAP
11 4 (2.56%) MCSA
11 4 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.49%) SLA
2 4 (2.56%) Cyber Essentials
2 4 (2.56%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.28%) PMO
4 1 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.64%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.64%) QA
System Software
1 46 (29.49%) Active Directory
2 35 (22.44%) Hyper-V
3 32 (20.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (4.49%) Samba
4 7 (4.49%) VMware NSX
5 6 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (3.21%) XenDesktop
7 4 (2.56%) vCloud
8 3 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (1.92%) XenApp
9 2 (1.28%) Firmware
10 1 (0.64%) NDS
10 1 (0.64%) NetIQ eDirectory
10 1 (0.64%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.64%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (12.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 19 (12.18%) SCOM
2 12 (7.69%) Terraform
3 10 (6.41%) Cisco Prime
4 7 (4.49%) Ansible
4 7 (4.49%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (4.49%) Puppet
4 7 (4.49%) vRealize Orchestrator
5 6 (3.85%) HP ALM
6 5 (3.21%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (3.21%) SCCM
7 4 (2.56%) CASB
7 4 (2.56%) Cisco CME
7 4 (2.56%) QRadar
8 2 (1.28%) FortiGate
8 2 (1.28%) SolarWinds Orion
9 1 (0.64%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.64%) Graphite
9 1 (0.64%) Nagios
9 1 (0.64%) Nessus
Vendors
1 64 (41.03%) Microsoft
2 56 (35.90%) Cisco
3 44 (28.21%) VMware
4 31 (19.87%) SolarWinds
5 24 (15.38%) Riverbed
6 23 (14.74%) Citrix
7 21 (13.46%) Juniper
7 21 (13.46%) Oracle
8 19 (12.18%) CheckPoint
8 19 (12.18%) ServiceNow
9 18 (11.54%) Palo Alto
10 13 (8.33%) F5
10 13 (8.33%) Fortinet
10 13 (8.33%) HP
11 10 (6.41%) Aruba
12 9 (5.77%) Red Hat
13 8 (5.13%) Symantec
14 7 (4.49%) Atlassian
14 7 (4.49%) Meraki
14 7 (4.49%) Mitel