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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Wi-Fi over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wireless Fidelity (WiFi)
Rank 210 192 242
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +50
Permanent jobs citing Wi-Fi 28 46 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.46% 0.68% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.74% 4.55% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 23 39 9
Average salary £27,000 £27,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.81% -8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,200 £23,000 £24,900
10% offered a salary of more than £40,300 £37,500 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £36,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -4.00%
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
1021 1010 1172
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 16.76% 14.95% 16.23%
Number of salaries quoted 786 785 947
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 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
Manchester +2 12 £30,486 +27.02% 2
Lancashire -5 8 £18,000 -0.68%
Cheshire -10 7 £34,500 +15.00% 4
Cumbria - 1 £27,000 - 2
Wi-Fi
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 (65.33%) Microsoft
2 44 (58.67%) LAN
3 36 (48.00%) WAN
4 28 (37.33%) Windows
5 23 (30.67%) Cisco
5 23 (30.67%) Active Directory
5 23 (30.67%) Cisco Certification
6 22 (29.33%) ITIL
6 22 (29.33%) Windows 7
7 21 (28.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 21 (28.00%) Firewall
7 21 (28.00%) Finance
8 20 (26.67%) CCNA
8 20 (26.67%) TCP/IP
9 19 (25.33%) VMware
9 19 (25.33%) Windows 8
9 19 (25.33%) Windows Server 2012
10 18 (24.00%) MS Excel
10 18 (24.00%) Windows XP
11 17 (22.67%) VMware Infrastructure
12 15 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
12 15 (20.00%) SCCM
13 14 (18.67%) Windows Server 2003
14 13 (17.33%) VPN
14 13 (17.33%) Analytical Skills
15 12 (16.00%) DNS
16 11 (14.67%) UNIX
16 11 (14.67%) MS Office
16 11 (14.67%) Back Office
16 11 (14.67%) MCTS

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 9 (12.00%) MS Exchange
1 9 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 8 (10.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 8 (10.67%) Exchange Server 2003
2 8 (10.67%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (8.00%) IIS
4 2 (2.67%) Lync
5 1 (1.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 18 (24.00%) MS Excel
2 11 (14.67%) MS Office
3 1 (1.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.00%) Office 365
2 2 (2.67%) IaaS
2 2 (2.67%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.67%) OneDrive
2 2 (2.67%) PaaS
3 1 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (58.67%) LAN
2 36 (48.00%) WAN
3 21 (28.00%) Firewall
4 20 (26.67%) TCP/IP
5 13 (17.33%) VPN
6 12 (16.00%) DNS
7 10 (13.33%) DHCP
8 9 (12.00%) Network Security
9 8 (10.67%) VoIP
10 7 (9.33%) SAN
10 7 (9.33%) SSL
11 6 (8.00%) Wireless
12 5 (6.67%) ADSL
12 5 (6.67%) Broadband
12 5 (6.67%) Internet
12 5 (6.67%) Ethernet
13 4 (5.33%) MPLS
14 3 (4.00%) OSPF
14 3 (4.00%) BGP
14 3 (4.00%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
1 5 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
1 5 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.33%) MySQL
General
1 21 (28.00%) Finance
2 11 (14.67%) Back Office
3 6 (8.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.67%) Banking
5 1 (1.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (21.33%) 2nd Line Support
2 15 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 14 (18.67%) IT Support
4 10 (13.33%) Administrator
4 10 (13.33%) Systems Administrator
4 10 (13.33%) Network Engineer
5 6 (8.00%) Architect
5 6 (8.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 5 (6.67%) Mobile Developer
6 5 (6.67%) Developer
6 5 (6.67%) Analyst
7 4 (5.33%) Support Analyst
7 4 (5.33%) Technical Support
7 4 (5.33%) Technical Support Engineer
7 4 (5.33%) Technical Engineer
7 4 (5.33%) Network Architect
8 3 (4.00%) Senior IT Support
8 3 (4.00%) Mobile Applications Developer
8 3 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support Technician
8 3 (4.00%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.67%) Web Services
1 2 (2.67%) XML
1 2 (2.67%) SAML
1 2 (2.67%) JSON
1 2 (2.67%) OAuth
1 2 (2.67%) REST
2 1 (1.33%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 13 (17.33%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.67%) Telematics
3 3 (4.00%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.67%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.67%) Private Cloud
4 2 (2.67%) BYOD
4 2 (2.67%) PKI
4 2 (2.67%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.33%) Open Source
5 1 (1.33%) CCTV
5 1 (1.33%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 28 (37.33%) Windows
2 22 (29.33%) Windows 7
3 21 (28.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (25.33%) Windows 8
4 19 (25.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (24.00%) Windows XP
6 14 (18.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (14.67%) UNIX
8 5 (6.67%) Android
8 5 (6.67%) Windows Vista
9 3 (4.00%) Apple iOS
10 2 (2.67%) Linux
11 1 (1.33%) CentOS
11 1 (1.33%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (29.33%) ITIL
2 8 (10.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (8.00%) Network Management
4 5 (6.67%) Resource Management
4 5 (6.67%) Android Development
4 5 (6.67%) Mobile Development
4 5 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (5.33%) Network Design
5 4 (5.33%) Change Control
6 3 (4.00%) Problem Management
6 3 (4.00%) Time Management
6 3 (4.00%) Performance Management
6 3 (4.00%) Application Performance Management
6 3 (4.00%) Capacity Management
6 3 (4.00%) iOS Development
6 3 (4.00%) Information Security
6 3 (4.00%) Change Management
6 3 (4.00%) Configuration Management
7 2 (2.67%) CRM
7 2 (2.67%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.00%) SQL
2 1 (1.33%) C
Qualifications
1 23 (30.67%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (26.67%) CCNA
3 15 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (14.67%) MCTS
5 10 (13.33%) MCP
5 10 (13.33%) CCNP
6 8 (10.67%) Degree
7 6 (8.00%) CCDP
7 6 (8.00%) CCA
7 6 (8.00%) Citrix Certification
7 6 (8.00%) NCDA
8 5 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (4.00%) JNCIS
9 3 (4.00%) JNCIP
9 3 (4.00%) CCIE
9 3 (4.00%) MCSE
10 1 (1.33%) SC Cleared
10 1 (1.33%) Security Cleared
10 1 (1.33%) MCITP
10 1 (1.33%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (13.33%) SLA
2 5 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 4 (5.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 23 (30.67%) Active Directory
2 17 (22.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (6.67%) Hyper-V
3 5 (6.67%) XenApp
3 5 (6.67%) XenServer
3 5 (6.67%) XenDesktop
3 5 (6.67%) vSphere
4 1 (1.33%) VMware Server
4 1 (1.33%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 15 (20.00%) SCCM
2 5 (6.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 49 (65.33%) Microsoft
2 23 (30.67%) Cisco
3 19 (25.33%) VMware
4 10 (13.33%) Dell
5 8 (10.67%) Citrix
6 6 (8.00%) HP
6 6 (8.00%) CheckPoint
7 5 (6.67%) McAfee
7 5 (6.67%) Juniper
7 5 (6.67%) NetApp
8 3 (4.00%) F5
8 3 (4.00%) Riverbed
9 2 (2.67%) Blue Coat
10 1 (1.33%) Huawei
10 1 (1.33%) Mitel
10 1 (1.33%) Ericsson
10 1 (1.33%) Avaya
10 1 (1.33%) Nortel
10 1 (1.33%) Oracle
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