Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 93 64
Rank change year-on-year +14 -29 +31
Permanent jobs citing WAN 77 110 190
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 3.23% 3.15% 4.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.05% 10.31% 15.64%
Number of salaries quoted 61 98 161
Reading median annual salary £57,500 £40,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +43.75% -20.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £23,000 £26,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £72,375 £61,250
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +17.65% -5.56% +5.88%

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 Reading with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Reading
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 548 1067 1215
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 22.96% 30.59% 26.38%
Number of salaries quoted 406 708 865
Reading median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £24,000 £28,000 £25,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £74,125 £68,750
Berkshire median annual salary £45,250 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year -9.50% +4.17% +6.67%

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings citing WAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

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 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for WAN in Reading

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 45 (58.44%) Cisco
2 43 (55.84%) Firewall
3 37 (48.05%) MPLS
3 37 (48.05%) Cisco Certification
3 37 (48.05%) LAN
4 32 (41.56%) Juniper
5 29 (37.66%) OSPF
5 29 (37.66%) CCNP
6 28 (36.36%) BGP
6 28 (36.36%) Cisco ASA
7 25 (32.47%) F5
8 22 (28.57%) CheckPoint
9 21 (27.27%) Windows
9 21 (27.27%) Network Monitoring
10 19 (24.68%) Wireshark
11 18 (23.38%) Load Balancing
12 17 (22.08%) Incident Management
12 17 (22.08%) NetScout
12 17 (22.08%) tcpdump
12 17 (22.08%) VMware
13 15 (19.48%) Network Security
13 15 (19.48%) BIG-IP
14 14 (18.18%) Degree
14 14 (18.18%) Active Directory
15 12 (15.58%) CCNA
15 12 (15.58%) Microsoft
15 12 (15.58%) ITIL
15 12 (15.58%) Ethernet
15 12 (15.58%) Wireless
15 12 (15.58%) Windows Server

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 8 (10.39%) IIS
2 7 (9.09%) Skype for Business
3 6 (7.79%) Apache
3 6 (7.79%) MS Exchange
4 3 (3.90%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.90%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.60%) Confluence
5 2 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (5.19%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.49%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (5.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.90%) Amazon S3
3 3 (3.90%) IaaS
3 3 (3.90%) SaaS
4 1 (1.30%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.30%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (1.30%) Route 53
4 1 (1.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 43 (55.84%) Firewall
2 37 (48.05%) LAN
2 37 (48.05%) MPLS
3 29 (37.66%) OSPF
4 28 (36.36%) BGP
4 28 (36.36%) Cisco ASA
5 19 (24.68%) Wireshark
6 17 (22.08%) tcpdump
7 15 (19.48%) BIG-IP
7 15 (19.48%) Network Security
8 12 (15.58%) Ethernet
8 12 (15.58%) Wireless
9 11 (14.29%) IPsec
9 11 (14.29%) VoIP
9 11 (14.29%) VPN
10 10 (12.99%) Cisco Nexus
10 10 (12.99%) TCP/IP
11 9 (11.69%) SAN
11 9 (11.69%) WLAN
12 8 (10.39%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.30%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.60%) JIRA
1 2 (2.60%) TeamCity
1 2 (2.60%) Vagrant
2 1 (1.30%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 9 (11.69%) Finance
2 7 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.90%) Marketing
4 2 (2.60%) Electronics
4 2 (2.60%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.60%) Retail
5 1 (1.30%) Automotive
5 1 (1.30%) Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (38.96%) Network Engineer
2 21 (27.27%) Support Engineer
3 20 (25.97%) Network Support
3 20 (25.97%) Network Support Engineer
4 15 (19.48%) Senior Network Engineer
5 11 (14.29%) Senior Network Support
5 11 (14.29%) Senior Network Support Engineer
5 11 (14.29%) Senior Support Engineer
6 10 (12.99%) Network Security Engineer
6 10 (12.99%) Security Engineer
7 9 (11.69%) Junior
7 9 (11.69%) Security Support Engineer
8 8 (10.39%) Analyst
9 7 (9.09%) Architect
10 6 (7.79%) Cisco Engineer
10 6 (7.79%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 5 (6.49%) Field Engineer
12 4 (5.19%) 2nd Line Support
12 4 (5.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 4 (5.19%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.90%) .NET
1 3 (3.90%) Web Services
2 2 (2.60%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 9 (11.69%) Data Centre
2 9 (11.69%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (11.69%) Virtual Team
3 7 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (7.79%) Mobile Computing
5 3 (3.90%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.60%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (2.60%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.30%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 21 (27.27%) Windows
2 12 (15.58%) Windows Server
3 9 (11.69%) Linux
4 8 (10.39%) Unix
5 6 (7.79%) Android
6 4 (5.19%) Apple iOS
6 4 (5.19%) Windows Mobile
7 3 (3.90%) CentOS
7 3 (3.90%) Ubuntu
7 3 (3.90%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (2.60%) Kali Linux
8 2 (2.60%) Windows 10
8 2 (2.60%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.60%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.30%) Debian
9 1 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (27.27%) Network Monitoring
2 18 (23.38%) Load Balancing
3 17 (22.08%) Incident Management
4 12 (15.58%) ITIL
5 10 (12.99%) Presales
6 6 (7.79%) DevOps
6 6 (7.79%) Root Cause Analysis
6 6 (7.79%) SDLC
7 5 (6.49%) Time Management
8 4 (5.19%) Business Analysis
8 4 (5.19%) Information Security
8 4 (5.19%) Network Design
9 3 (3.90%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (3.90%) ITIL V3
9 3 (3.90%) Migration
9 3 (3.90%) PRINCE2
9 3 (3.90%) Service Management
9 3 (3.90%) Translating Business Requirements
10 2 (2.60%) Infrastructure Monitoring
10 2 (2.60%) Malware Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (12.99%) SQL
2 9 (11.69%) Perl
2 9 (11.69%) Python
3 4 (5.19%) Shell Script
4 3 (3.90%) Bash Shell
4 3 (3.90%) Java
4 3 (3.90%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.30%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 37 (48.05%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (37.66%) CCNP
3 14 (18.18%) Degree
4 12 (15.58%) CCNA
5 11 (14.29%) CCIE
6 10 (12.99%) SC Cleared
6 10 (12.99%) Security Cleared
7 8 (10.39%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (5.19%) CCSP
8 4 (5.19%) JNCIA
9 3 (3.90%) CCDA
9 3 (3.90%) CCDP
9 3 (3.90%) JNCIE
9 3 (3.90%) JNCIP
9 3 (3.90%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (3.90%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 2 (2.60%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (1.30%) MCSA
11 1 (1.30%) MCSE
11 1 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.30%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 9 (11.69%) Hyper-V
2 9 (11.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.60%) FreeRADIUS
3 2 (2.60%) NFS
4 1 (1.30%) vCloud
4 1 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.30%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (3.90%) Ansible
1 3 (3.90%) Cisco UCCX
1 3 (3.90%) FortiGate
1 3 (3.90%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (3.90%) Puppet
2 2 (2.60%) AirWatch
2 2 (2.60%) Backup Exec
2 2 (2.60%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (2.60%) Nagios
2 2 (2.60%) Nessus
2 2 (2.60%) NetBackup
2 2 (2.60%) Nmap
2 2 (2.60%) SCCM
2 2 (2.60%) SCOM
2 2 (2.60%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (1.30%) cPanel
3 1 (1.30%) Grafana
3 1 (1.30%) Plesk
Vendors
1 45 (58.44%) Cisco
2 32 (41.56%) Juniper
3 25 (32.47%) F5
4 22 (28.57%) CheckPoint
5 17 (22.08%) NetScout
5 17 (22.08%) VMware
6 12 (15.58%) Microsoft
7 7 (9.09%) Palo Alto
8 6 (7.79%) Meraki
8 6 (7.79%) SolarWinds
9 4 (5.19%) Citrix
9 4 (5.19%) Dell
9 4 (5.19%) Fortinet
10 3 (3.90%) Avaya
10 3 (3.90%) BroadSoft
10 3 (3.90%) Brocade
10 3 (3.90%) HP
10 3 (3.90%) Oracle
10 3 (3.90%) Red Hat
10 3 (3.90%) Splunk