The table below looks at the statistics for WPA skills in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WPA over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA)
Rank 873 862 865
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +3
Permanent jobs citing WPA 3 4 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.003% 0.004% 0.002%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.016% 0.023% 0.010%
Number of salaries quoted 1 3 1
Average salary £70,000 £25,000 £23,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+180.00% +6.38%
UK excluding London average salary - £35,000 £23,500
% change year-on-year
- +48.93%
WPA
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the England region.

Communications & Networking Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
19221 17728 20919
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 17.98% 17.44% 19.62%
Number of salaries quoted 15309 14445 17200
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

WPA
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing WPA across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

WPA Jobs Demand Trend in England

WPA
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing WPA across the England region.

WPA Salary Trend in England

WPA
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WPA within the England region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East -9 2 - -
London +17 1 £70,000 -
WPA
UK

WPA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the England region citing WPA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited WPA.

1 6 (75.00%) TCP/IP
1 6 (75.00%) Cisco
1 6 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (75.00%) 802.11
1 6 (75.00%) Wi-Fi
1 6 (75.00%) Wireless
2 5 (62.50%) Juniper
2 5 (62.50%) SSL
2 5 (62.50%) VLAN
2 5 (62.50%) Fibre Channel
2 5 (62.50%) Firewall
3 4 (50.00%) VMware
3 4 (50.00%) CCNP
3 4 (50.00%) DNS
3 4 (50.00%) DHCP
3 4 (50.00%) Linux
3 4 (50.00%) EIGRP
3 4 (50.00%) OSPF
4 3 (37.50%) BGP
4 3 (37.50%) L2TP
4 3 (37.50%) Telnet
4 3 (37.50%) NetScreen
4 3 (37.50%) WEP
4 3 (37.50%) CWNA
4 3 (37.50%) Frame Relay
4 3 (37.50%) IPsec
4 3 (37.50%) OpenView
4 3 (37.50%) HP
4 3 (37.50%) SONET
4 3 (37.50%) DWDM

WPA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the England region citing WPA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited WPA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (25.00%) IIS
1 2 (25.00%) Apache
1 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (25.00%) SharePoint Server
1 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Communications & Networking
1 6 (75.00%) TCP/IP
1 6 (75.00%) 802.11
1 6 (75.00%) Wi-Fi
1 6 (75.00%) Wireless
2 5 (62.50%) SSL
2 5 (62.50%) VLAN
2 5 (62.50%) Fibre Channel
2 5 (62.50%) Firewall
3 4 (50.00%) DNS
3 4 (50.00%) DHCP
3 4 (50.00%) EIGRP
3 4 (50.00%) OSPF
4 3 (37.50%) BGP
4 3 (37.50%) WAN
4 3 (37.50%) Internet
4 3 (37.50%) SONET
4 3 (37.50%) DWDM
4 3 (37.50%) MPLS
4 3 (37.50%) L2TP
4 3 (37.50%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (25.00%) Retail
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Network Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) JavaScript Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Solutions Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) W3C
1 2 (25.00%) Replication
1 2 (25.00%) Clustering
1 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (25.00%) HP StorageWorks
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Linux
2 3 (37.50%) UNIX
2 3 (37.50%) Mac OS X
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (25.00%) CentOS
3 2 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (25.00%) Mac OS
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (25.00%) Windows
3 2 (25.00%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Load Balancing
1 3 (37.50%) Network Monitoring
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Information Architecture
2 2 (25.00%) Network Management
2 2 (25.00%) High Availability
3 1 (12.50%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (25.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (50.00%) CCNP
3 3 (37.50%) CCNA
3 3 (37.50%) CISSP
3 3 (37.50%) CCIE
3 3 (37.50%) CWNA
3 3 (37.50%) JNCIP
3 3 (37.50%) JNCIE
4 2 (25.00%) Degree
5 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (25.00%) VMware ESX
1 2 (25.00%) VMware Workstation
1 2 (25.00%) Nmap
1 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) OpenView
2 2 (25.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (25.00%) Backup Exec
2 2 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Cisco
2 5 (62.50%) Juniper
3 4 (50.00%) VMware
4 3 (37.50%) Foundry
4 3 (37.50%) HP
5 2 (25.00%) Dell
5 2 (25.00%) EMC
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (25.00%) CA
5 2 (25.00%) Hitachi
5 2 (25.00%) NetApp
5 2 (25.00%) Red Hat
5 2 (25.00%) Symantec
5 2 (25.00%) Brocade
6 1 (12.50%) AirMagnet
6 1 (12.50%) Aruba
6 1 (12.50%) Ruckus Wireless