The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for WAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 65 48 76
Rank change year-on-year -17 +28  
Permanent jobs citing WAN 41 108 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 3.29% 5.52% 3.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.52% 18.59% 10.51%
Number of salaries quoted 28 98 73
Median salary £38,250 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -19.47% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £32,500 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £74,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  

WAN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
Reading
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 356 581 742
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 28.59% 29.70% 30.56%
Number of salaries quoted 239 474 399
Median salary £45,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £35,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,600 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% +2.40%  

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading citing WAN as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for WAN in Reading

WAN
Salary Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing WAN in Reading.

Salary trend for WAN in Reading

WAN
Salary Histogram in Reading

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in Reading over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for WAN in Reading

WAN
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT jobs citing WAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Reading region with a requirement for WAN.

1 68 (82.93%) LAN
2 40 (48.78%) Cisco
3 36 (43.90%) Windows
3 36 (43.90%) Firewall
4 31 (37.80%) VMware
5 28 (34.15%) Cisco Certification
6 27 (32.93%) VMware Infrastructure
7 26 (31.71%) Hyper-V
8 25 (30.49%) Windows Server
9 23 (28.05%) Active Directory
10 21 (25.61%) ITIL
11 20 (24.39%) Juniper
12 19 (23.17%) Windows 7
13 18 (21.95%) CCNA
13 18 (21.95%) Microsoft
14 17 (20.73%) VPN
14 17 (20.73%) VLAN
15 16 (19.51%) TCP/IP
16 15 (18.29%) SQL Server
17 14 (17.07%) MS Exchange
17 14 (17.07%) Data Centre
18 13 (15.85%) Finance
19 12 (14.63%) OSPF
19 12 (14.63%) NetApp
20 11 (13.41%) CCNP
20 11 (13.41%) BGP
20 11 (13.41%) Office 365
21 10 (12.20%) SaaS
21 10 (12.20%) Windows Server 2008
21 10 (12.20%) Data Protection

WAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 14 (17.07%) MS Exchange
2 8 (9.76%) Skype for Business
3 4 (4.88%) IIS
4 2 (2.44%) Apache
4 2 (2.44%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.22%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.22%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.22%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (8.54%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.10%) MS Office
3 2 (2.44%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.22%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 11 (13.41%) Office 365
2 10 (12.20%) SaaS
3 7 (8.54%) IaaS
3 7 (8.54%) PaaS
4 4 (4.88%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (3.66%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 68 (82.93%) LAN
2 36 (43.90%) Firewall
3 17 (20.73%) VLAN
3 17 (20.73%) VPN
4 16 (19.51%) TCP/IP
5 12 (14.63%) OSPF
6 11 (13.41%) BGP
7 9 (10.98%) MPLS
8 8 (9.76%) EIGRP
8 8 (9.76%) NAS
8 8 (9.76%) SAN
9 7 (8.54%) Broadband
9 7 (8.54%) DHCP
9 7 (8.54%) Ethernet
9 7 (8.54%) RIP
9 7 (8.54%) VRRP
10 6 (7.32%) Cisco Nexus
10 6 (7.32%) HSRP
10 6 (7.32%) Skype
10 6 (7.32%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (18.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.22%) Couchbase
2 1 (1.22%) DB2
2 1 (1.22%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.22%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.22%) JIRA
General
1 13 (15.85%) Finance
2 5 (6.10%) Legal
2 5 (6.10%) Retail
3 2 (2.44%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.22%) Billing
4 1 (1.22%) French Language
4 1 (1.22%) German Language
4 1 (1.22%) Marketing
4 1 (1.22%) Portuguese Language
4 1 (1.22%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 25 (30.49%) Network Engineer
2 22 (26.83%) Support Engineer
3 12 (14.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 11 (13.41%) Cisco Engineer
5 10 (12.20%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 9 (10.98%) IT Engineer
6 9 (10.98%) IT Support
7 8 (9.76%) Infrastructure Support
7 8 (9.76%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 8 (9.76%) IT Support Engineer
8 7 (8.54%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 6 (7.32%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 6 (7.32%) 2nd Line Support
9 6 (7.32%) Architect
9 6 (7.32%) Senior Network Engineer
10 5 (6.10%) Cloud Architect
10 5 (6.10%) Cloud Solutions Architect
10 5 (6.10%) DevOps Engineer
10 5 (6.10%) Junior
10 5 (6.10%) Migration Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.10%) Web Services
2 1 (1.22%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (17.07%) Data Centre
2 5 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.10%) Driving Licence
2 5 (6.10%) Hybrid Cloud
3 4 (4.88%) PKI
4 2 (2.44%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.44%) e-Health
4 2 (2.44%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.44%) Social Network
5 1 (1.22%) Clustering
5 1 (1.22%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 36 (43.90%) Windows
2 25 (30.49%) Windows Server
3 19 (23.17%) Windows 7
4 10 (12.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (9.76%) Linux
5 8 (9.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (7.32%) Unix
7 5 (6.10%) CentOS
7 5 (6.10%) Windows 10
8 2 (2.44%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.22%) Debian
9 1 (1.22%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.22%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.22%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (25.61%) ITIL
2 10 (12.20%) Data Protection
3 9 (10.98%) Load Balancing
4 8 (9.76%) Network Monitoring
4 8 (9.76%) Presales
5 7 (8.54%) Network Design
6 6 (7.32%) High Availability
6 6 (7.32%) Migration
7 5 (6.10%) Business Continuity
7 5 (6.10%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (6.10%) Change Management
7 5 (6.10%) Data Migration
7 5 (6.10%) DevOps
7 5 (6.10%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (6.10%) Network Management
7 5 (6.10%) Transition Management
8 3 (3.66%) Mentoring
8 3 (3.66%) Network Architecture
9 2 (2.44%) Product Management
9 2 (2.44%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.32%) SQL
2 3 (3.66%) Python
3 2 (2.44%) Perl
4 1 (1.22%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.22%) Java
4 1 (1.22%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.22%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 28 (34.15%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (21.95%) CCNA
3 11 (13.41%) CCNP
4 8 (9.76%) MCP
4 8 (9.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (9.76%) Security Cleared
4 8 (9.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 7 (8.54%) Degree
5 7 (8.54%) SC Cleared
6 6 (7.32%) MCSE
7 5 (6.10%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (3.66%) MCITP
9 2 (2.44%) CCIE
9 2 (2.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (2.44%) JNCIA
9 2 (2.44%) MCSA
10 1 (1.22%) A+ Certification
10 1 (1.22%) CCSP
10 1 (1.22%) CISSP
10 1 (1.22%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.20%) SLA
2 3 (3.66%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 27 (32.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (31.71%) Hyper-V
3 23 (28.05%) Active Directory
4 2 (2.44%) VMware Server
5 1 (1.22%) FreeRADIUS
5 1 (1.22%) vSphere
5 1 (1.22%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (4.88%) SCCM
2 2 (2.44%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (2.44%) SCOM
3 1 (1.22%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (1.22%) Nessus
3 1 (1.22%) Nmap
3 1 (1.22%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (1.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 40 (48.78%) Cisco
2 31 (37.80%) VMware
3 20 (24.39%) Juniper
4 18 (21.95%) Microsoft
5 12 (14.63%) NetApp
6 8 (9.76%) CheckPoint
7 5 (6.10%) BMC
7 5 (6.10%) PlateSpin
8 4 (4.88%) F5
8 4 (4.88%) Fortinet
8 4 (4.88%) SolarWinds
9 3 (3.66%) Avaya
9 3 (3.66%) CenturyLink
9 3 (3.66%) HP
9 3 (3.66%) Mitel
9 3 (3.66%) Oracle
10 2 (2.44%) Dell
10 2 (2.44%) Forcepoint
10 2 (2.44%) NEC
10 2 (2.44%) Riverbed
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