The table below looks at the statistics for WLAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WLAN over the 3 months to 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wireless LAN (WLAN)
Rank 186 159 183
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +24
Permanent jobs citing WLAN 1 18 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.025% 0.47% 0.027%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.18% 3.20% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 1 16 1
Average salary £26,750 £32,500 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.69% -50.00%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -
WLAN
North West

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

Communications & Networking Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
569 563 542
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 13.99% 14.59% 14.40%
Number of salaries quoted 490 496 432
Average salary £34,000 £36,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +10.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

WLAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

WLAN Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

WLAN
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

WLAN Salary Trend in Manchester

WLAN
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WLAN within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 28 August 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
Stockport -8 1 £26,750 -4.46%
WLAN
North West

WLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester region citing WLAN 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 WLAN.

1 10 (100.00%) LAN
2 9 (90.00%) Cisco
3 7 (70.00%) SQL
3 7 (70.00%) Windows
3 7 (70.00%) SharePoint
3 7 (70.00%) WAN
3 7 (70.00%) Active Directory
3 7 (70.00%) McAfee
3 7 (70.00%) VMware
3 7 (70.00%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (30.00%) Wireless
4 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (20.00%) IPsec
5 2 (20.00%) CCNP
5 2 (20.00%) CCNA
5 2 (20.00%) VPN
5 2 (20.00%) OSPF
5 2 (20.00%) VLAN
6 1 (10.00%) VPLS
6 1 (10.00%) Wireshark
6 1 (10.00%) SCADA
6 1 (10.00%) Cisco PIX
6 1 (10.00%) Network Security
6 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
6 1 (10.00%) ProCurve
6 1 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (10.00%) xDSL
6 1 (10.00%) Retail
6 1 (10.00%) Blue Coat
6 1 (10.00%) WiMAX

WLAN
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester region citing WLAN 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 WLAN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (70.00%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 10 (100.00%) LAN
2 7 (70.00%) WAN
3 3 (30.00%) Wireless
4 2 (20.00%) IPsec
4 2 (20.00%) VPN
4 2 (20.00%) OSPF
4 2 (20.00%) VLAN
5 1 (10.00%) VPLS
5 1 (10.00%) Wireshark
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (10.00%) Network Security
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (10.00%) xDSL
5 1 (10.00%) WiMAX
5 1 (10.00%) SSL
5 1 (10.00%) SDH
5 1 (10.00%) Ethernet
5 1 (10.00%) RIP
5 1 (10.00%) SNMP
5 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (10.00%) Retail
1 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Support Engineer
1 7 (70.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 7 (70.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Network Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (10.00%) Network Design
1 1 (10.00%) Change Control
1 1 (10.00%) Migration
1 1 (10.00%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (20.00%) CCNP
2 2 (20.00%) CCNA
3 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) CCIE
3 1 (10.00%) A+ Certification
3 1 (10.00%) CISSP
System Software
1 7 (70.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (70.00%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) Cisco
2 7 (70.00%) McAfee
2 7 (70.00%) VMware
3 1 (10.00%) ProCurve
3 1 (10.00%) Blue Coat
3 1 (10.00%) Brocade
3 1 (10.00%) HP