The table below looks at the statistics 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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wireless
Rank 207 180 168
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -12
Permanent jobs citing Wireless 46 62 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.63% 0.87% 1.09%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.23% 5.93% 7.70%
Number of salaries quoted 31 53 53
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £16,200 £25,500 £23,150
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £64,500 £63,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Wireless
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
1088 1045 1065
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.82% 14.60% 14.14%
Number of salaries quoted 908 888 912
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £23,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £59,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 -9 18 £45,125 +38.84% 5
Cheshire -22 15 £38,000 -35.04%
Lancashire -3 7 £11,000 -55.10% 2
Merseyside -2 3 £55,000 -15.38% 1
Wireless
England

Wireless
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (47.67%) Cisco
2 40 (46.51%) Windows
3 37 (43.02%) Cisco Certification
4 24 (27.91%) WAN
5 22 (25.58%) CCNP
5 22 (25.58%) Firewall
6 21 (24.42%) LAN
7 20 (23.26%) CCNA
8 19 (22.09%) Microsoft
9 18 (20.93%) Finance
10 17 (19.77%) TCP/IP
10 17 (19.77%) Active Directory
11 16 (18.60%) SLA
12 15 (17.44%) Juniper
12 15 (17.44%) Retail
13 14 (16.28%) Windows Server 2008
13 14 (16.28%) OSPF
13 14 (16.28%) HP
13 14 (16.28%) Ethernet
13 14 (16.28%) ITIL
13 14 (16.28%) SQL
14 13 (15.12%) SQL Server
14 13 (15.12%) MS Excel
14 13 (15.12%) VPN
14 13 (15.12%) Network Design
15 12 (13.95%) Web Services
15 12 (13.95%) Internet
16 11 (12.79%) MPLS
16 11 (12.79%) OO
16 11 (12.79%) .NET

Wireless
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 9 (10.47%) MS Exchange
2 5 (5.81%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.65%) CMS
3 4 (4.65%) Lync
3 4 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 13 (15.12%) MS Excel
2 9 (10.47%) MS Office
3 1 (1.16%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.33%) Office 365
2 1 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (27.91%) WAN
2 22 (25.58%) Firewall
3 21 (24.42%) LAN
4 17 (19.77%) TCP/IP
5 14 (16.28%) Ethernet
5 14 (16.28%) OSPF
6 13 (15.12%) VPN
7 12 (13.95%) Internet
8 11 (12.79%) MPLS
9 9 (10.47%) SNMP
10 8 (9.30%) VLAN
11 7 (8.14%) Wireshark
11 7 (8.14%) Multicast
11 7 (8.14%) DNS
11 7 (8.14%) SDH
11 7 (8.14%) ADSL
12 6 (6.98%) Network Security
13 5 (5.81%) SHDSL
13 5 (5.81%) IPsec
13 5 (5.81%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (15.12%) SQL Server
2 8 (9.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (4.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (4.65%) DTS
4 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (3.49%) Mercurial
2 3 (3.49%) Moq
2 3 (3.49%) SpecFlow
2 3 (3.49%) Octopus Deploy
2 3 (3.49%) NUnit
2 3 (3.49%) ReSharper
2 3 (3.49%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.16%) Git (software)
General
1 18 (20.93%) Finance
2 15 (17.44%) Retail
3 8 (9.30%) Financial Institution
3 8 (9.30%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.33%) Advertising
5 1 (1.16%) Billing
5 1 (1.16%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 24 (27.91%) Network Engineer
2 12 (13.95%) Developer
3 9 (10.47%) Field Engineer
4 7 (8.14%) Architect
4 7 (8.14%) Network Architect
5 5 (5.81%) Senior Network Architect
5 5 (5.81%) Senior Architect
5 5 (5.81%) Analyst
5 5 (5.81%) Support Engineer
6 4 (4.65%) Senior Developer
6 4 (4.65%) Project Manager
6 4 (4.65%) Senior Network Engineer
6 4 (4.65%) Wireless Engineer
7 3 (3.49%) Implementation Engineer
7 3 (3.49%) Mobile Developer
7 3 (3.49%) Help Desk Assistant
7 3 (3.49%) Security Engineer
7 3 (3.49%) Network Analyst
7 3 (3.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (3.49%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (13.95%) Web Services
2 11 (12.79%) .NET
2 11 (12.79%) WCF
3 8 (9.30%) LINQ
3 8 (9.30%) .NET Remoting
3 8 (9.30%) .NET Framework
3 8 (9.30%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 7 (8.14%) WinForms
4 7 (8.14%) RESTful
5 4 (4.65%) SOAP
5 4 (4.65%) XML
5 4 (4.65%) XSD
5 4 (4.65%) XSLT
5 4 (4.65%) Middleware
6 3 (3.49%) ASP.NET
6 3 (3.49%) COM+
6 3 (3.49%) Dojo
6 3 (3.49%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (2.33%) CSS
8 1 (1.16%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.81%) IPTV
2 4 (4.65%) Clustering
3 2 (2.33%) DTV
3 2 (2.33%) SCADA
3 2 (2.33%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.16%) Open Source
4 1 (1.16%) EqualLogic
4 1 (1.16%) iPad
4 1 (1.16%) CCTV
4 1 (1.16%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.16%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.16%) iPhone
4 1 (1.16%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.16%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 40 (46.51%) Windows
2 14 (16.28%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (10.47%) Windows 7
4 8 (9.30%) Linux
5 6 (6.98%) Windows Mobile
6 4 (4.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (3.49%) Mac OS X
7 3 (3.49%) Windows CE
8 2 (2.33%) Windows XP
8 2 (2.33%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.16%) UNIX
9 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (16.28%) ITIL
2 13 (15.12%) Network Design
3 11 (12.79%) OO
4 10 (11.63%) Risk Management
5 9 (10.47%) Service Delivery
5 9 (10.47%) Project Management
5 9 (10.47%) Network Management
6 8 (9.30%) Migration
6 8 (9.30%) Customer Engagement
7 7 (8.14%) TDD
7 7 (8.14%) MVC
8 6 (6.98%) Logistics
9 5 (5.81%) Security Architecture
9 5 (5.81%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (5.81%) WAN Optimisation
10 4 (4.65%) Validation
10 4 (4.65%) PRINCE2
10 4 (4.65%) Waterfall
10 4 (4.65%) Automated Testing
10 4 (4.65%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (16.28%) SQL
2 11 (12.79%) C#
3 8 (9.30%) T-SQL
3 8 (9.30%) VB
4 4 (4.65%) XPath
4 4 (4.65%) Java
5 2 (2.33%) PHP
6 1 (1.16%) C
6 1 (1.16%) Perl
Qualifications
1 37 (43.02%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (25.58%) CCNP
3 20 (23.26%) CCNA
4 11 (12.79%) CCIE
5 9 (10.47%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (8.14%) Security Cleared
7 5 (5.81%) SC Cleared
7 5 (5.81%) CCIP
8 4 (4.65%) CCDP
9 3 (3.49%) MCP
9 3 (3.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (2.33%) APMP
10 2 (2.33%) Degree
10 2 (2.33%) MCSE
10 2 (2.33%) CISSP
10 2 (2.33%) CCDA
10 2 (2.33%) A+ Certification
10 2 (2.33%) CCSE
10 2 (2.33%) JNCIP
11 1 (1.16%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (18.60%) SLA
2 3 (3.49%) QA
3 1 (1.16%) BS7799
System Software
1 17 (19.77%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (6.98%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.16%) vSphere
3 1 (1.16%) SpamAssassin
3 1 (1.16%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.16%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (1.16%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (6.98%) OpenView
2 5 (5.81%) CiscoWorks
3 4 (4.65%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.16%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (1.16%) SCOM
4 1 (1.16%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (1.16%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 41 (47.67%) Cisco
2 19 (22.09%) Microsoft
3 15 (17.44%) Juniper
4 14 (16.28%) HP
5 10 (11.63%) F5
6 9 (10.47%) VMware
7 8 (9.30%) CheckPoint
8 7 (8.14%) Aruba
9 6 (6.98%) SolarWinds
9 6 (6.98%) Blue Coat
10 5 (5.81%) Riverbed
10 5 (5.81%) Nokia
11 4 (4.65%) JBoss
11 4 (4.65%) Citrix
11 4 (4.65%) ProCurve
12 3 (3.49%) Meru Networks
12 3 (3.49%) Avaya
12 3 (3.49%) Dell
12 3 (3.49%) Apple
13 2 (2.33%) Wyse
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