The first table below looks at the demand for Wi-Fi skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Wi-Fi over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wireless Fidelity (WiFi)
Rank 216 217 226
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +9
Permanent jobs citing Wi-Fi 29 28 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.41% 0.39% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.83% 2.64% 1.38%
Number of salaries quoted 24 27 11
Average salary £34,000 £70,000 £21,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-51.42% +233.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,900 £25,000 £19,500
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £77,000 £24,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Communications & Networking Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1024 1060 1086
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.39% 14.60% 14.51%
Number of salaries quoted 865 893 951
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,450 £23,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Wi-Fi
England

Wi-Fi
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Wi-Fi Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Wi-Fi
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Wi-Fi across the North West region.

Wi-Fi Salary Trend in the North West

Wi-Fi
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Wi-Fi across the North West region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

Wi-Fi Salary Histogram in the North West

Wi-Fi
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Wi-Fi within the North West region over the 3 months to 25 July 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
Cheshire -3 18 £34,000 -51.42% 1
Merseyside +1 5 - -
Manchester -10 4 £20,250 -50.90% 3
Lancashire - 2 £16,500 - 1
Wi-Fi
England

Wi-Fi
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing Wi-Fi 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 Wi-Fi.

1 49 (64.47%) LAN
2 46 (60.53%) WAN
2 46 (60.53%) Microsoft
3 42 (55.26%) Windows
4 39 (51.32%) VMware
5 37 (48.68%) Active Directory
6 36 (47.37%) Windows Server 2008
7 33 (43.42%) SQL Server
8 30 (39.47%) ITIL
8 30 (39.47%) Finance
9 29 (38.16%) Windows Server 2003
9 29 (38.16%) Windows 7
10 28 (36.84%) VMware Infrastructure
11 26 (34.21%) Windows Server 2012
11 26 (34.21%) MS Exchange
12 25 (32.89%) Firewall
13 24 (31.58%) Windows XP
14 22 (28.95%) Microsoft Certification
15 21 (27.63%) MS Excel
15 21 (27.63%) SQL Server 2012
16 20 (26.32%) Exchange Server 2010
16 20 (26.32%) Hyper-V
17 19 (25.00%) vSphere
17 19 (25.00%) Windows 8
17 19 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
17 19 (25.00%) CCNA
17 19 (25.00%) NetApp
17 19 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
18 18 (23.68%) Exchange Server 2003
19 17 (22.37%) Cisco

Wi-Fi
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing Wi-Fi 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 Wi-Fi. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 26 (34.21%) MS Exchange
2 20 (26.32%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (23.68%) Exchange Server 2003
4 15 (19.74%) Exchange Server 2007
4 15 (19.74%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (9.21%) IIS
5 7 (9.21%) Apache
6 3 (3.95%) Site Server
7 2 (2.63%) SharePoint
8 1 (1.32%) Lync
Applications
1 21 (27.63%) MS Excel
2 11 (14.47%) MS Office
3 1 (1.32%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 49 (64.47%) LAN
2 46 (60.53%) WAN
3 25 (32.89%) Firewall
4 16 (21.05%) SAN
5 14 (18.42%) TCP/IP
6 12 (15.79%) VLAN
7 10 (13.16%) Internet
8 9 (11.84%) DNS
8 9 (11.84%) Ethernet
9 8 (10.53%) VPN
10 7 (9.21%) DHCP
10 7 (9.21%) Cisco Nexus
11 6 (7.89%) MPLS
12 5 (6.58%) NGN
12 5 (6.58%) Intranet
12 5 (6.58%) LDAP
12 5 (6.58%) SSL
13 3 (3.95%) Wireless
14 2 (2.63%) IPsec
14 2 (2.63%) WiMAX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (43.42%) SQL Server
2 21 (27.63%) SQL Server 2012
3 19 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (9.21%) MySQL
5 5 (6.58%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (3.95%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (2.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (2.63%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 8 (10.53%) Git (software)
2 7 (9.21%) Mercurial
2 7 (9.21%) Subversion
General
1 30 (39.47%) Finance
2 12 (15.79%) Back Office
3 7 (9.21%) Automotive
4 5 (6.58%) Telecoms
4 5 (6.58%) Multimedia
4 5 (6.58%) Marketing
5 2 (2.63%) Retail
6 1 (1.32%) Law
Job Titles
1 14 (18.42%) 2nd Line Support
2 12 (15.79%) Developer
2 12 (15.79%) Analyst
3 11 (14.47%) 3rd Line Support
3 11 (14.47%) Support Analyst
4 10 (13.16%) Administrator
4 10 (13.16%) IT Support
5 9 (11.84%) Systems Administrator
6 7 (9.21%) Software Developer
6 7 (9.21%) Software Engineer
6 7 (9.21%) iOS Developer
7 6 (7.89%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 6 (7.89%) Project Manager
8 5 (6.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (6.58%) IT Support Analyst
8 5 (6.58%) ICT Technician
8 5 (6.58%) Senior Technician
9 3 (3.95%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
10 2 (2.63%) 3rd Line Technical Support
10 2 (2.63%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.53%) HTML
2 3 (3.95%) CSS
2 3 (3.95%) jQuery
3 2 (2.63%) LAMP
3 2 (2.63%) MDX
3 2 (2.63%) .NET
4 1 (1.32%) Web Services
4 1 (1.32%) Symfony
4 1 (1.32%) Semantic HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.21%) Management Information System
2 5 (6.58%) VLE
3 4 (5.26%) Firmware
3 4 (5.26%) Enterprise Storage
4 3 (3.95%) Open Source
5 2 (2.63%) SCADA
6 1 (1.32%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.32%) Social Media
6 1 (1.32%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.32%) Replication
6 1 (1.32%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 42 (55.26%) Windows
2 36 (47.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 29 (38.16%) Windows 7
3 29 (38.16%) Windows Server 2003
4 26 (34.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 24 (31.58%) Windows XP
6 19 (25.00%) Windows 8
7 12 (15.79%) Apple iOS
7 12 (15.79%) Linux
7 12 (15.79%) UNIX
8 5 (6.58%) Mac OS X
9 2 (2.63%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.32%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (39.47%) ITIL
2 14 (18.42%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (9.21%) iOS Development
4 6 (7.89%) Project Management
4 6 (7.89%) PRINCE2
4 6 (7.89%) Migration
5 5 (6.58%) Project Planning
5 5 (6.58%) Software Deployment
6 3 (3.95%) Change Management
7 2 (2.63%) Workflow
7 2 (2.63%) Network Design
7 2 (2.63%) ETL
7 2 (2.63%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (2.63%) MVC
7 2 (2.63%) Time Management
8 1 (1.32%) Data Protection
8 1 (1.32%) SIEM
8 1 (1.32%) Responsive Web Design
8 1 (1.32%) Analytics
8 1 (1.32%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (17.11%) SQL
2 8 (10.53%) PHP
3 6 (7.89%) PowerShell
4 5 (6.58%) VB
Qualifications
1 22 (28.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (25.00%) CCNA
3 15 (19.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 14 (18.42%) MCTS
5 11 (14.47%) MCP
6 10 (13.16%) NCDA
7 6 (7.89%) CCNP
8 4 (5.26%) MCSE
9 3 (3.95%) CISSP
9 3 (3.95%) Degree
10 2 (2.63%) Security Cleared
10 2 (2.63%) CCIE
10 2 (2.63%) A+ Certification
11 1 (1.32%) VCP4
11 1 (1.32%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (18.42%) SLA
System Software
1 37 (48.68%) Active Directory
2 28 (36.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (26.32%) Hyper-V
4 19 (25.00%) vSphere
5 3 (3.95%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 3 (3.95%) VMware Server
6 1 (1.32%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.32%) Xen
Systems Management
1 9 (11.84%) SCCM
2 4 (5.26%) SCOM
Vendors
1 46 (60.53%) Microsoft
2 39 (51.32%) VMware
3 19 (25.00%) NetApp
4 17 (22.37%) Cisco
5 7 (9.21%) HP
5 7 (9.21%) Dell
5 7 (9.21%) Citrix
5 7 (9.21%) McAfee
5 7 (9.21%) BT
6 5 (6.58%) Oracle
7 3 (3.95%) WatchGuard
8 2 (2.63%) Avaya
9 1 (1.32%) IBM
9 1 (1.32%) Sage
9 1 (1.32%) Facebook
9 1 (1.32%) Twitter
9 1 (1.32%) Mitel
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