The first table below looks at the demand for Wireless 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 Wireless over the 3 months to 11 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wireless
Rank 217 182 183
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +1
Permanent jobs citing Wireless 23 63 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.33% 0.85% 0.97%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.26% 5.69% 6.72%
Number of salaries quoted 21 55 59
Average salary £29,339 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.65% -
90% offered a salary of more than £11,000 £24,700 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £65,000 £63,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Communications & Networking Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1018 1108 1056
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.59% 15.03% 14.45%
Number of salaries quoted 855 937 930
Average salary £35,000 £35,500 £35,777
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.40% -0.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £23,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Wireless
England

Wireless
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Wireless Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Wireless
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Wireless Salary Trend in the North West

Wireless
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Wireless across the North West region over the 3 months to 11 July 2014.

Wireless Salary Histogram in the North West

Wireless
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 Wireless within the North West region over the 3 months to 11 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
Manchester -10 13 £35,000 -6.66% 5
Lancashire -3 5 £11,000 -57.69%
Cheshire -16 4 £41,250 -28.26% 1
Merseyside -5 1 £45,000 -30.76%
Wireless
England

Wireless
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing Wireless 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 Wireless.

1 41 (57.75%) Cisco
1 41 (57.75%) Cisco Certification
2 33 (46.48%) WAN
3 30 (42.25%) CCNP
4 29 (40.85%) Windows
5 28 (39.44%) LAN
6 26 (36.62%) Ethernet
6 26 (36.62%) TCP/IP
7 24 (33.80%) VPN
7 24 (33.80%) OSPF
8 20 (28.17%) MPLS
8 20 (28.17%) Firewall
8 20 (28.17%) VLAN
9 19 (26.76%) Multicast
10 18 (25.35%) OpenView
11 17 (23.94%) CiscoWorks
11 17 (23.94%) IPsec
11 17 (23.94%) Finance
11 17 (23.94%) BGP
11 17 (23.94%) CheckPoint
11 17 (23.94%) F5
12 16 (22.54%) Microsoft
12 16 (22.54%) MS Excel
13 15 (21.13%) EIGRP
14 14 (19.72%) HP
14 14 (19.72%) Active Directory
14 14 (19.72%) Cisco IOS
15 13 (18.31%) CCNA
16 12 (16.90%) NetScreen
16 12 (16.90%) DWDM

Wireless
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing Wireless 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 Wireless. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (8.45%) MS Exchange
2 5 (7.04%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.23%) Lync
4 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 16 (22.54%) MS Excel
2 8 (11.27%) MS Office
3 1 (1.41%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.82%) Office 365
2 1 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (46.48%) WAN
2 28 (39.44%) LAN
3 26 (36.62%) Ethernet
3 26 (36.62%) TCP/IP
4 24 (33.80%) VPN
4 24 (33.80%) OSPF
5 20 (28.17%) Firewall
5 20 (28.17%) MPLS
5 20 (28.17%) VLAN
6 19 (26.76%) Multicast
7 17 (23.94%) IPsec
7 17 (23.94%) BGP
8 15 (21.13%) EIGRP
9 14 (19.72%) Cisco IOS
10 12 (16.90%) BIG-IP
10 12 (16.90%) NetScreen
10 12 (16.90%) Frame Relay
10 12 (16.90%) DWDM
10 12 (16.90%) 802.11
11 11 (15.49%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.04%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (4.23%) NUnit
1 3 (4.23%) ReSharper
1 3 (4.23%) TeamCity
1 3 (4.23%) Mercurial
1 3 (4.23%) Moq
1 3 (4.23%) SpecFlow
1 3 (4.23%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (1.41%) Git (software)
General
1 17 (23.94%) Finance
2 12 (16.90%) Financial Institution
3 7 (9.86%) Telecoms
3 7 (9.86%) Retail
4 2 (2.82%) Advertising
5 1 (1.41%) Billing
5 1 (1.41%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 29 (40.85%) Network Engineer
2 12 (16.90%) Wireless Engineer
3 8 (11.27%) Field Engineer
4 4 (5.63%) Technical Support
4 4 (5.63%) Support Engineer
4 4 (5.63%) Developer
5 3 (4.23%) Analyst
5 3 (4.23%) Software Developer
5 3 (4.23%) Project Manager
5 3 (4.23%) Field Service Engineer
5 3 (4.23%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (4.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (4.23%) Help Desk Support
5 3 (4.23%) Data Network Engineer
5 3 (4.23%) Mobile Developer
5 3 (4.23%) Help Desk Assistant
6 2 (2.82%) Pre Sales Engineer
6 2 (2.82%) Technical Advisor
6 2 (2.82%) Telecoms Project Manager
6 2 (2.82%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.63%) Web Services
2 3 (4.23%) WinForms
2 3 (4.23%) Dojo
2 3 (4.23%) WCF
2 3 (4.23%) .NET
2 3 (4.23%) ASP.NET
2 3 (4.23%) COM+
2 3 (4.23%) RESTful
2 3 (4.23%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (2.82%) CSS
4 1 (1.41%) jQuery
4 1 (1.41%) Semantic HTML
4 1 (1.41%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.04%) IPTV
2 3 (4.23%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.82%) DTV
3 2 (2.82%) Mobile Computing
3 2 (2.82%) SCADA
3 2 (2.82%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.41%) Open Source
4 1 (1.41%) EqualLogic
4 1 (1.41%) iPad
4 1 (1.41%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.41%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.41%) iPhone
4 1 (1.41%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.41%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 29 (40.85%) Windows
2 11 (15.49%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (8.45%) Windows 7
3 6 (8.45%) Windows Mobile
4 4 (5.63%) Linux
4 4 (5.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (4.23%) Windows XP
5 3 (4.23%) Mac OS X
5 3 (4.23%) Windows CE
6 2 (2.82%) Android
7 1 (1.41%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.41%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (12.68%) Service Delivery
2 8 (11.27%) ITIL
2 8 (11.27%) Migration
3 7 (9.86%) Network Design
3 7 (9.86%) Network Management
4 6 (8.45%) Logistics
4 6 (8.45%) Project Management
5 5 (7.04%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (7.04%) Security Architecture
5 5 (7.04%) WAN Optimisation
6 4 (5.63%) Supplier Management
6 4 (5.63%) Configuration Management
7 3 (4.23%) Incident Management
7 3 (4.23%) Problem Management
7 3 (4.23%) Change Control
7 3 (4.23%) MVC
7 3 (4.23%) TDD
7 3 (4.23%) Pair Programming
7 3 (4.23%) Change Management
7 3 (4.23%) OO
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.04%) SQL
2 3 (4.23%) C#
3 2 (2.82%) PHP
4 1 (1.41%) C
4 1 (1.41%) Perl
Qualifications
1 41 (57.75%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (42.25%) CCNP
3 13 (18.31%) CCNA
4 11 (15.49%) CCIE
5 8 (11.27%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (7.04%) CCIP
7 4 (5.63%) MCSE
7 4 (5.63%) CCDP
8 3 (4.23%) MCP
9 2 (2.82%) CCDA
9 2 (2.82%) A+ Certification
9 2 (2.82%) MCITP
9 2 (2.82%) Degree
9 2 (2.82%) Security Cleared
9 2 (2.82%) APMP
9 2 (2.82%) CISSP
10 1 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (1.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (1.41%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.45%) SLA
2 3 (4.23%) QA
3 1 (1.41%) BS7799
System Software
1 14 (19.72%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.23%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.41%) vSphere
4 1 (1.41%) SpamAssassin
4 1 (1.41%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.41%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (1.41%) Xen
Systems Management
1 18 (25.35%) OpenView
2 17 (23.94%) CiscoWorks
3 4 (5.63%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.41%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (1.41%) SCOM
4 1 (1.41%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (1.41%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 41 (57.75%) Cisco
2 17 (23.94%) CheckPoint
2 17 (23.94%) F5
3 16 (22.54%) Microsoft
4 14 (19.72%) HP
5 12 (16.90%) Fortinet
6 8 (11.27%) VMware
7 6 (8.45%) Blue Coat
8 5 (7.04%) Juniper
8 5 (7.04%) Nokia
8 5 (7.04%) Riverbed
8 5 (7.04%) SolarWinds
8 5 (7.04%) Aruba
9 4 (5.63%) ProCurve
10 3 (4.23%) Apple
10 3 (4.23%) Dell
10 3 (4.23%) Citrix
10 3 (4.23%) Meru Networks
11 2 (2.82%) Avaya
11 2 (2.82%) Wyse
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