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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wireless LAN (WLAN)
Rank 170 189 161
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -28
Permanent jobs citing WLAN 16 1 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.41% 0.025% 0.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.87% 0.17% 3.20%
Number of salaries quoted 16 1 16
Average salary £31,500 £26,750 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.75% -17.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £26,750 £27,750
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £26,750 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -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
558 573 563
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 14.37% 14.09% 14.57%
Number of salaries quoted 450 494 496
Average salary £37,000 £34,000 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.82% -6.20%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £21,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing WLAN across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

WLAN Salary Histogram in Manchester

WLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 21 (67.74%) LAN
2 19 (61.29%) Windows
3 17 (54.84%) WAN
4 15 (48.39%) Cisco
5 14 (45.16%) VPN
5 14 (45.16%) VoIP
6 13 (41.94%) Windows 8
7 11 (35.48%) DNS
7 11 (35.48%) Active Directory
7 11 (35.48%) DHCP
7 11 (35.48%) Firewall
7 11 (35.48%) Wireless
8 10 (32.26%) Finance
9 9 (29.03%) Linux
9 9 (29.03%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (25.81%) OpenAL
10 8 (25.81%) Qt
10 8 (25.81%) Windows 7
10 8 (25.81%) OpenCL
10 8 (25.81%) Mentoring
10 8 (25.81%) Internet
10 8 (25.81%) OpenGL
10 8 (25.81%) Middleware
10 8 (25.81%) MPLS
10 8 (25.81%) SVG
10 8 (25.81%) DRM
10 8 (25.81%) DVB
10 8 (25.81%) Mobile Commerce
10 8 (25.81%) Flash
10 8 (25.81%) J2ME

WLAN
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 5 (16.13%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (16.13%) Exchange Server 2007
1 5 (16.13%) Exchange Server 2003
1 5 (16.13%) IBM Notes
1 5 (16.13%) SharePoint
1 5 (16.13%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Office
1 1 (3.23%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Office 365
1 1 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 21 (67.74%) LAN
2 17 (54.84%) WAN
3 14 (45.16%) VPN
3 14 (45.16%) VoIP
4 11 (35.48%) DNS
4 11 (35.48%) DHCP
4 11 (35.48%) Firewall
4 11 (35.48%) Wireless
5 8 (25.81%) Internet
5 8 (25.81%) MPLS
5 8 (25.81%) DVB
5 8 (25.81%) UMTS
5 8 (25.81%) Bluetooth
5 8 (25.81%) GPRS
5 8 (25.81%) GSM
5 8 (25.81%) Wi-Fi
5 8 (25.81%) NFC
6 7 (22.58%) TCP/IP
7 5 (16.13%) NX-OS
7 5 (16.13%) Telepresence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.13%) SQL Server 2008
1 5 (16.13%) SQL Server 2005
1 5 (16.13%) SQL Server
General
1 10 (32.26%) Finance
2 8 (25.81%) Automotive
2 8 (25.81%) Multimedia
3 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.23%) Retail
4 1 (3.23%) Aerospace
4 1 (3.23%) Advertising
4 1 (3.23%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (29.03%) IT Support
2 8 (25.81%) Software Engineer
3 6 (19.35%) Analyst
4 5 (16.13%) IT Support Engineer
4 5 (16.13%) Support Analyst
4 5 (16.13%) Technical Support
4 5 (16.13%) Support Engineer
4 5 (16.13%) Desktop Support
5 4 (12.90%) Graduate
5 4 (12.90%) IT Support Analyst
5 4 (12.90%) Consultant
5 4 (12.90%) Graduate Software Engineer
6 3 (9.68%) Network Engineer
6 3 (9.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (9.68%) Architect
7 2 (6.45%) Security Consultant
7 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Network Consultant
7 2 (6.45%) Senior Network Consultant
7 2 (6.45%) Senior Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (25.81%) OpenAL
1 8 (25.81%) Qt
1 8 (25.81%) OpenCL
1 8 (25.81%) OpenGL
1 8 (25.81%) Middleware
1 8 (25.81%) SVG
1 8 (25.81%) Flash
1 8 (25.81%) J2ME
1 8 (25.81%) UIQ
1 8 (25.81%) Series 60
1 8 (25.81%) BREW
2 2 (6.45%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.81%) MPEG
1 8 (25.81%) Device Driver
1 8 (25.81%) iPhone
2 6 (19.35%) Data Centre
3 5 (16.13%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (6.45%) RMADS
4 2 (6.45%) Management Information System
4 2 (6.45%) CESG
4 2 (6.45%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (3.23%) SCADA
5 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 19 (61.29%) Windows
2 13 (41.94%) Windows 8
3 9 (29.03%) Linux
4 8 (25.81%) Windows 7
4 8 (25.81%) Windows Mobile
4 8 (25.81%) Nucleus RTOS
4 8 (25.81%) Android
5 5 (16.13%) Windows XP
6 4 (12.90%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.81%) Mentoring
1 8 (25.81%) DRM
1 8 (25.81%) Mobile Commerce
1 8 (25.81%) Speech Recognition
1 8 (25.81%) Software Engineering
2 6 (19.35%) ITIL
3 5 (16.13%) Migration
3 5 (16.13%) Load Balancing
3 5 (16.13%) ERP
4 4 (12.90%) Network Architecture
5 3 (9.68%) Project Management
6 2 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (6.45%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (6.45%) Information Security
6 2 (6.45%) Cyber Security
6 2 (6.45%) Protective Monitoring
6 2 (6.45%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (3.23%) Network Management
7 1 (3.23%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (3.23%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (25.81%) C
1 8 (25.81%) C++
1 8 (25.81%) Java
2 5 (16.13%) SQL
3 1 (3.23%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.23%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (29.03%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (22.58%) CISSP
3 5 (16.13%) CCNA
4 4 (12.90%) CCNP
4 4 (12.90%) CCIE
5 3 (9.68%) CCSE
5 3 (9.68%) JNCIA
5 3 (9.68%) JNCIS
5 3 (9.68%) CCSP
5 3 (9.68%) CCDA
6 2 (6.45%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (6.45%) CISM
7 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
7 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
7 1 (3.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (6.45%) JSP 440
System Software
1 11 (35.48%) Active Directory
2 5 (16.13%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (16.13%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (9.68%) Cisco LMS
Vendors
1 15 (48.39%) Cisco
2 8 (25.81%) Symbian
3 6 (19.35%) Microsoft
3 6 (19.35%) VMware
4 5 (16.13%) Veeam
4 5 (16.13%) IronPort
4 5 (16.13%) McAfee
4 5 (16.13%) Lotus
5 3 (9.68%) SolarWinds
5 3 (9.68%) EMC
5 3 (9.68%) CheckPoint