The table below looks at the statistics for Wi-Fi skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Wi-Fi over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wireless Fidelity (WiFi)
Rank 210 222 231
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +9
Permanent jobs citing Wi-Fi 50 33 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.79% 0.49% 0.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.88% 3.33% 2.92%
Number of salaries quoted 46 27 27
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +10.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £20,500 £18,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £51,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £36,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Wi-Fi
England

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

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1025 990 1027
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 16.12% 14.69% 14.06%
Number of salaries quoted 835 779 859
Median salary £40,000 £39,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £21,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £52,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

Wi-Fi
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region citing Wi-Fi as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 28 September 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Wi-Fi within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +6 24 £43,250 +51.75%
Merseyside -5 12 £37,500 +20.00%
Cheshire +27 7 £59,000 +47.50%
Lancashire +9 5 £33,654 +12.17%
Cumbria +14 3 £30,000 +27.65%
Wi-Fi
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, IT jobs citing Wi-Fi also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Wi-Fi.

1 41 (48.24%) LAN
1 41 (48.24%) Firewall
2 38 (44.71%) Cisco
3 34 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 30 (35.29%) WAN
5 29 (34.12%) Telecoms
6 22 (25.88%) DNS
7 20 (23.53%) Linux
8 18 (21.18%) Python
8 18 (21.18%) Broadband
8 18 (21.18%) CCNP
8 18 (21.18%) Cisco Certification
9 17 (20.00%) Juniper
9 17 (20.00%) VoIP
9 17 (20.00%) Wireless
9 17 (20.00%) Network Design
10 16 (18.82%) SCCM
10 16 (18.82%) Network Management
10 16 (18.82%) Meraki
10 16 (18.82%) SQL
10 16 (18.82%) Internet
10 16 (18.82%) Nagios
11 15 (17.65%) VMware
11 15 (17.65%) Puppet
12 14 (16.47%) RANCID
12 14 (16.47%) PCI DSS
12 14 (16.47%) Git (software)
12 14 (16.47%) OpenNMS
12 14 (16.47%) Foundry
12 14 (16.47%) Huawei

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (10.59%) MS Exchange
2 5 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
2 5 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (2.35%) MS Office
2 1 (1.18%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.18%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.53%) Office 365
2 2 (2.35%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.35%) Amazon ELB
2 2 (2.35%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 2 (2.35%) Route 53
3 1 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.18%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 41 (48.24%) Firewall
1 41 (48.24%) LAN
2 30 (35.29%) WAN
3 22 (25.88%) DNS
4 18 (21.18%) Broadband
5 17 (20.00%) VoIP
5 17 (20.00%) Wireless
6 16 (18.82%) Internet
7 14 (16.47%) Ethernet
7 14 (16.47%) IPv6
7 14 (16.47%) TACACS
7 14 (16.47%) VPN
8 13 (15.29%) WLAN
9 12 (14.12%) Asterisk PBX
10 10 (11.76%) BGP
10 10 (11.76%) OSPF
10 10 (11.76%) VLAN
11 8 (9.41%) Junos
11 8 (9.41%) SNMP
11 8 (9.41%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.59%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.35%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (2.35%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 14 (16.47%) Git (software)
General
1 29 (34.12%) Telecoms
2 10 (11.76%) Aerospace
3 4 (4.71%) Back Office
4 3 (3.53%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.35%) Finance
6 1 (1.18%) Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (25.88%) Network Engineer
2 14 (16.47%) Designer
3 12 (14.12%) Developer
3 12 (14.12%) Embedded Developer
3 12 (14.12%) Embedded Software Developer
3 12 (14.12%) Software Developer
4 10 (11.76%) Lead Designer
4 10 (11.76%) Network Designer
5 9 (10.59%) Support Engineer
6 8 (9.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (9.41%) WLAN Engineer
7 7 (8.24%) Analyst
8 5 (5.88%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (5.88%) Network Team Leader
8 5 (5.88%) Support Analyst
8 5 (5.88%) Team Leader
8 5 (5.88%) Technical Support
9 4 (4.71%) ICT Engineer
9 4 (4.71%) IT Analyst
9 4 (4.71%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.35%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.18%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.29%) Data Centre
2 10 (11.76%) Computer Science
3 7 (8.24%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.71%) Device Driver
5 2 (2.35%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.35%) Cybercrime
5 2 (2.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (2.35%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.35%) User Experience
6 1 (1.18%) iPad
6 1 (1.18%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.18%) NHS
6 1 (1.18%) Replication
6 1 (1.18%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 20 (23.53%) Linux
2 13 (15.29%) Windows
3 10 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (5.88%) Unix
4 5 (5.88%) Windows Server
5 4 (4.71%) Android
5 4 (4.71%) Data ONTAP
6 3 (3.53%) Apple iOS
7 2 (2.35%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (2.35%) OpenWrt
7 2 (2.35%) Windows 7
7 2 (2.35%) Windows CE
8 1 (1.18%) CentOS
8 1 (1.18%) Debian
8 1 (1.18%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.18%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (20.00%) Network Design
2 16 (18.82%) Network Management
3 14 (16.47%) Configuration Management
4 13 (15.29%) Cybersecurity
4 13 (15.29%) Software Engineering
5 12 (14.12%) Network Planning
5 12 (14.12%) Service Delivery
6 10 (11.76%) ITIL
7 6 (7.06%) Performance Management
8 5 (5.88%) High Availability
8 5 (5.88%) Performance Monitoring
9 4 (4.71%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (4.71%) Business Transformation
9 4 (4.71%) Project Management
10 3 (3.53%) PRINCE2
11 2 (2.35%) Continuous Improvement
11 2 (2.35%) DevOps
11 2 (2.35%) Embedded Software Development
11 2 (2.35%) Service Design
11 2 (2.35%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (21.18%) Python
2 16 (18.82%) SQL
3 14 (16.47%) C
3 14 (16.47%) Perl
3 14 (16.47%) PHP
4 12 (14.12%) Embedded C
5 4 (4.71%) C++
5 4 (4.71%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.35%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.18%) C#
7 1 (1.18%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 18 (21.18%) CCNP
1 18 (21.18%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (14.12%) Degree
3 10 (11.76%) CCNA
4 5 (5.88%) Security Cleared
5 4 (4.71%) MCSE
5 4 (4.71%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (4.71%) NCIE
5 4 (4.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (2.35%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (2.35%) JNCIP
6 2 (2.35%) MCP
7 1 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (16.47%) PCI DSS
2 3 (3.53%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 11 (12.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (9.41%) Hyper-V
4 5 (5.88%) vSphere
5 3 (3.53%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (2.35%) Docker
6 2 (2.35%) Firmware
7 1 (1.18%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 16 (18.82%) Nagios
1 16 (18.82%) SCCM
2 15 (17.65%) Puppet
3 14 (16.47%) OpenNMS
3 14 (16.47%) RANCID
4 8 (9.41%) Cacti
4 8 (9.41%) SCOM
5 2 (2.35%) Ansible
6 1 (1.18%) AirWatch
6 1 (1.18%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.18%) MobiControl
6 1 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 38 (44.71%) Cisco
2 17 (20.00%) Juniper
3 16 (18.82%) Meraki
4 15 (17.65%) VMware
5 14 (16.47%) Brocade
5 14 (16.47%) Ericsson
5 14 (16.47%) Foundry
5 14 (16.47%) Huawei
5 14 (16.47%) ZyXEL
6 13 (15.29%) Microsoft
7 11 (12.94%) Aruba
8 4 (4.71%) BT
8 4 (4.71%) NetApp
9 3 (3.53%) SonicWALL
10 2 (2.35%) Citrix
10 2 (2.35%) Motorola
10 2 (2.35%) SAP
11 1 (1.18%) Apple
11 1 (1.18%) Sage
11 1 (1.18%) Veeam