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 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA)
Rank 862 900 864
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -36
Permanent jobs citing WPA 6 1 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.006% 0.001% 0.003%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.032% 0.005% 0.014%
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 3
Average salary £19,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-59.99% -
UK excluding London average salary £19,000 - £47,500
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
18919 19206 20809
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 18.28% 17.35% 20.10%
Number of salaries quoted 15078 15264 16907
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%

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
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing WPA across the England region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015.

WPA Salary Histogram 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 27 April 2015. 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 - 3 £31,500 -
North West - 2 £19,000 -
London +26 1 - -
WPA
UK

WPA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (83.33%) DNS
2 5 (83.33%) MS Office
2 5 (83.33%) MS Exchange
3 4 (66.67%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (50.00%) Bugzilla
4 3 (50.00%) VMware
4 3 (50.00%) Subversion
4 3 (50.00%) VLAN
4 3 (50.00%) Open Source
4 3 (50.00%) vSphere
4 3 (50.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (50.00%) Apple iOS
4 3 (50.00%) Lync
4 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (50.00%) Apache
4 3 (50.00%) SharePoint
4 3 (50.00%) DHCP
4 3 (50.00%) VPN
4 3 (50.00%) Sophos
4 3 (50.00%) CommVault
4 3 (50.00%) Terminal Server
4 3 (50.00%) Git (software)
4 3 (50.00%) Veeam
5 2 (33.33%) Red Hat
5 2 (33.33%) Apple
5 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification

WPA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 5 (83.33%) MS Exchange
2 3 (50.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (50.00%) Lync
2 3 (50.00%) Apache
2 3 (50.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (83.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) DNS
2 4 (66.67%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (50.00%) VLAN
3 3 (50.00%) VPN
3 3 (50.00%) DHCP
4 2 (33.33%) Ethernet
4 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 2 (33.33%) PSTN
4 2 (33.33%) SMTP
4 2 (33.33%) ADSL
4 2 (33.33%) ISDN
4 2 (33.33%) Unified Communications
4 2 (33.33%) WEP
4 2 (33.33%) SAN
4 2 (33.33%) Firewall
5 1 (16.67%) Wireshark
5 1 (16.67%) LAN
5 1 (16.67%) Bluetooth
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Bugzilla
1 3 (50.00%) Subversion
1 3 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (33.33%) Redmine
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) IT Support
2 3 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) IT Support Engineer
3 2 (33.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (33.33%) IT Support Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (33.33%) Desktop Support
3 2 (33.33%) Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Support Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (16.67%) Lead Architect
4 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Platform Architect
4 1 (16.67%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Open Source
2 2 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (50.00%) Apple iOS
3 2 (33.33%) Windows 8
3 2 (33.33%) CentOS
3 2 (33.33%) Linux
3 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Vista
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL
1 1 (16.67%) Zachman Framework
1 1 (16.67%) TOGAF
1 1 (16.67%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) MCP
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (50.00%) Terminal Server
2 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (50.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) CommVault
2 3 (50.00%) Sophos
2 3 (50.00%) VMware
2 3 (50.00%) Veeam
3 2 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 2 (33.33%) Apple
4 1 (16.67%) McAfee