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

Wide Area Network (WAN)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 63 94 49
Rank change year-on-year +31 -45 +37
Permanent jobs citing WAN 288 221 522
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 4.27% 2.88% 4.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.05% 11.75% 19.68%
Number of salaries quoted 209 183 469
Berkshire median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,650 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £72,500 £71,250
South East median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.65% -4.44% +12.50%

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 1,368 1,881 2,652
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 20.26% 24.50% 24.13%
Number of salaries quoted 988 1,344 2,141
Berkshire median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £26,250 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £77,500 £72,500
South East median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year -5.56% +2.27% +10.00%

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 February 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 February 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
Reading +28 85 £56,500 +38.65% 11
Maidenhead +45 83 £60,000 +14.29% 1
Bracknell -7 34 £48,750 -2.50% 4
Newbury -3 27 £50,000 +17.65% 3
Slough +7 17 £37,500 - 2
Wokingham -2 6 £45,000 +26.76%
Windsor +14 2 - -
WAN
South East

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 201 (69.79%) LAN
2 133 (46.18%) Firewall
3 124 (43.06%) Cisco
4 102 (35.42%) VMware
5 90 (31.25%) ITIL
6 89 (30.90%) Windows
7 83 (28.82%) Microsoft
8 79 (27.43%) Cisco Certification
9 70 (24.31%) Juniper
10 69 (23.96%) MPLS
10 69 (23.96%) VMware Infrastructure
11 66 (22.92%) Data Centre
12 65 (22.57%) Hyper-V
13 62 (21.53%) Cisco ASA
14 59 (20.49%) Microsoft Azure
14 59 (20.49%) Windows Server
15 57 (19.79%) DNS
16 53 (18.40%) CCNP
17 52 (18.06%) VPN
18 50 (17.36%) Active Directory
18 50 (17.36%) Wireless
19 49 (17.01%) Oracle
20 47 (16.32%) TCP/IP
20 47 (16.32%) CheckPoint
21 46 (15.97%) Linux
21 46 (15.97%) F5
22 45 (15.63%) SQL Server
22 45 (15.63%) OSPF
23 42 (14.58%) WLAN
24 41 (14.24%) DHCP

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 25 (8.68%) IIS
2 17 (5.90%) MS Exchange
3 10 (3.47%) OpenStack
3 10 (3.47%) Oracle Service Bus
4 9 (3.13%) Skype for Business
5 6 (2.08%) WebSphere
6 5 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (1.74%) IBM Notes
7 4 (1.39%) Apache
7 4 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (1.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (1.04%) Confluence
8 3 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (1.04%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.35%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.35%) Tomcat
Applications
1 29 (10.07%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (2.78%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.74%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.35%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
1 1 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 59 (20.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (11.46%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (6.25%) IBM Cloud
4 17 (5.90%) Bluemix
5 16 (5.56%) Office 365
6 9 (3.13%) PaaS
7 7 (2.43%) Amazon S3
7 7 (2.43%) SaaS
8 6 (2.08%) Akamai
9 5 (1.74%) IaaS
10 4 (1.39%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (1.39%) Amazon ELB
10 4 (1.39%) Route 53
10 4 (1.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (0.69%) G Suite
11 2 (0.69%) Mimecast
11 2 (0.69%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.35%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 201 (69.79%) LAN
2 133 (46.18%) Firewall
3 69 (23.96%) MPLS
4 62 (21.53%) Cisco ASA
5 57 (19.79%) DNS
6 52 (18.06%) VPN
7 50 (17.36%) Wireless
8 47 (16.32%) TCP/IP
9 45 (15.63%) OSPF
10 42 (14.58%) WLAN
11 41 (14.24%) DHCP
11 41 (14.24%) Network Security
12 35 (12.15%) BGP
13 31 (10.76%) SNMP
14 29 (10.07%) Ethernet
15 28 (9.72%) SAN
16 27 (9.38%) Wireshark
17 26 (9.03%) Internet
18 24 (8.33%) IPsec
19 23 (7.99%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (15.63%) SQL Server
2 17 (5.90%) Oracle Database
3 11 (3.82%) Big Data
4 5 (1.74%) MySQL
5 4 (1.39%) NoSQL
5 4 (1.39%) Oracle Database 12c
5 4 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.69%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (0.69%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.69%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.69%) Power BI
7 1 (0.35%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.35%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (1.74%) Git (software)
1 5 (1.74%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.39%) Vagrant
3 3 (1.04%) JIRA
3 3 (1.04%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (1.04%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.35%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.35%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 18 (6.25%) Finance
2 16 (5.56%) Retail
3 13 (4.51%) Publishing
4 12 (4.17%) Telecoms
5 7 (2.43%) Marketing
6 5 (1.74%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.39%) Advertising
7 4 (1.39%) Legal
8 3 (1.04%) Electronics
9 1 (0.35%) Automotive
9 1 (0.35%) Banking
9 1 (0.35%) Law
Job Titles
1 63 (21.88%) Architect
2 61 (21.18%) Network Engineer
3 28 (9.72%) Senior Network Engineer
4 25 (8.68%) Security Architect
5 24 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
6 22 (7.64%) Support Engineer
7 19 (6.60%) IT Support
8 17 (5.90%) Analyst
9 16 (5.56%) Security Solutions Architect
10 15 (5.21%) Administrator
10 15 (5.21%) Consultant
10 15 (5.21%) Network Architect
11 14 (4.86%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 14 (4.86%) Cloud Architect
12 13 (4.51%) Infrastructure Architect
12 13 (4.51%) Network Support
13 11 (3.82%) Cisco Engineer
13 11 (3.82%) Cloud Engineer
13 11 (3.82%) Network Support Engineer
14 10 (3.47%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (10.42%) Middleware
2 9 (3.13%) JSON
3 6 (2.08%) .NET
3 6 (2.08%) WebSphere MQ
4 5 (1.74%) Django
4 5 (1.74%) Web Services
5 4 (1.39%) CSS
6 3 (1.04%) Node.js
6 3 (1.04%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 3 (1.04%) POSIX
7 2 (0.69%) Elastic Stack
7 2 (0.69%) Kafka
7 2 (0.69%) libvirt
8 1 (0.35%) IBM Integration Bus
8 1 (0.35%) LDAP
8 1 (0.35%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (0.35%) REST
8 1 (0.35%) Velocity
8 1 (0.35%) WSDL
8 1 (0.35%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 66 (22.92%) Data Centre
2 29 (10.07%) Computer Science
3 28 (9.72%) Enterprise Software
4 21 (7.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 19 (6.60%) Private Cloud
6 17 (5.90%) Public Cloud
7 16 (5.56%) Cyberthreat
8 15 (5.21%) Analytical Skills
8 15 (5.21%) Management Information System
9 9 (3.13%) Hybrid Cloud
9 9 (3.13%) IBM Mainframe
9 9 (3.13%) Mainframe
9 9 (3.13%) Mobile Computing
10 8 (2.78%) Clustering
11 5 (1.74%) Client/Server
11 5 (1.74%) EPoS
11 5 (1.74%) iSeries
12 4 (1.39%) FlexPod
12 4 (1.39%) Linux Command Line
12 4 (1.39%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 89 (30.90%) Windows
2 59 (20.49%) Windows Server
3 46 (15.97%) Linux
4 28 (9.72%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (5.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (4.51%) Unix
7 10 (3.47%) CentOS
7 10 (3.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (2.78%) Android
9 6 (2.08%) Windows 7
9 6 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (1.74%) Apple iOS
10 5 (1.74%) Ubuntu
10 5 (1.74%) Windows 10
10 5 (1.74%) Windows 8
10 5 (1.74%) Windows Mobile
11 4 (1.39%) VMS
12 3 (1.04%) Kali Linux
13 2 (0.69%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (31.25%) ITIL
2 37 (12.85%) Load Balancing
3 35 (12.15%) Presales
4 33 (11.46%) Disaster Recovery
5 32 (11.11%) Migration
6 26 (9.03%) Open Source
6 26 (9.03%) Strategic Thinking
7 25 (8.68%) Network Design
7 25 (8.68%) Problem Management
8 24 (8.33%) Information Security
9 23 (7.99%) Enterprise Architecture
9 23 (7.99%) Incident Management
10 21 (7.29%) Agile Software Development
10 21 (7.29%) Configuration Management
10 21 (7.29%) DevOps
10 21 (7.29%) SIEM
11 20 (6.94%) ITIL V3
12 18 (6.25%) Change Management
12 18 (6.25%) Network Monitoring
13 17 (5.90%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 41 (14.24%) PowerShell
2 32 (11.11%) Python
3 26 (9.03%) SQL
4 10 (3.47%) Java
4 10 (3.47%) Perl
5 9 (3.13%) Ruby
6 8 (2.78%) Bash Shell
7 5 (1.74%) C
8 2 (0.69%) C#
8 2 (0.69%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.35%) C++
9 1 (0.35%) PHP
9 1 (0.35%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 79 (27.43%) Cisco Certification
2 53 (18.40%) CCNP
3 34 (11.81%) CCNA
3 34 (11.81%) Degree
3 34 (11.81%) Microsoft Certification
4 24 (8.33%) CISSP
5 23 (7.99%) CCDP
6 21 (7.29%) Computer Science Degree
7 18 (6.25%) JNCIP
8 17 (5.90%) MCSA
9 16 (5.56%) CCIE
10 15 (5.21%) MCSE
11 14 (4.86%) CCSE
12 13 (4.51%) MCSD
13 12 (4.17%) IISP
13 12 (4.17%) ISSAP
14 11 (3.82%) CISM
15 9 (3.13%) CCSP
16 7 (2.43%) SC Cleared
16 7 (2.43%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.17%) SLA
2 10 (3.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.39%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (1.04%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.35%) GDPR
5 1 (0.35%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.35%) PMO
5 1 (0.35%) QA
System Software
1 69 (23.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 65 (22.57%) Hyper-V
3 50 (17.36%) Active Directory
4 19 (6.60%) VMware NSX
5 16 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
6 14 (4.86%) NFS
7 12 (4.17%) FreeRADIUS
8 9 (3.13%) Docker
9 5 (1.74%) KVM
10 3 (1.04%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (1.04%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (1.04%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 22 (7.64%) Ansible
2 12 (4.17%) Puppet
2 12 (4.17%) QRadar
3 10 (3.47%) Cisco Prime
3 10 (3.47%) Kubernetes
3 10 (3.47%) SCCM
3 10 (3.47%) vCenter Server
4 9 (3.13%) Nagios
4 9 (3.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 7 (2.43%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (2.08%) Backup Exec
6 6 (2.08%) SCOM
7 5 (1.74%) FortiGate
8 4 (1.39%) AirWatch
8 4 (1.39%) Cisco CME
8 4 (1.39%) Cisco UCCX
8 4 (1.39%) cPanel
8 4 (1.39%) Grafana
9 3 (1.04%) NetBackup
9 3 (1.04%) Terraform
Vendors
1 124 (43.06%) Cisco
2 102 (35.42%) VMware
3 83 (28.82%) Microsoft
4 70 (24.31%) Juniper
5 49 (17.01%) Oracle
6 47 (16.32%) CheckPoint
7 46 (15.97%) F5
8 32 (11.11%) HP
9 31 (10.76%) Palo Alto
10 30 (10.42%) IBM
11 29 (10.07%) Aruba
11 29 (10.07%) Fortinet
12 23 (7.99%) Citrix
13 20 (6.94%) Splunk
14 18 (6.25%) SolarWinds
15 14 (4.86%) Veeam
16 13 (4.51%) Forcepoint
16 13 (4.51%) Meraki
16 13 (4.51%) Red Hat
17 12 (4.17%) CA