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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wireless
Rank 199 159 175
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +16
Permanent jobs citing Wireless 62 86 81
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.84% 1.25% 1.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.92% 8.54% 7.62%
Number of salaries quoted 43 71 49
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,600 £26,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £63,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -
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
1047 1007 1063
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.13% 14.69% 14.57%
Number of salaries quoted 878 838 895
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 £22,500 £23,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £65,000
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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -15 24 £40,250 +28.80% 4
Cheshire -19 24 £38,500 -35.83% 2
Lancashire +2 6 £16,500 -32.65% 1
Merseyside +9 5 £55,000 -15.38% 3
Wireless
England

Wireless
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 50 (53.76%) Cisco
2 42 (45.16%) Windows
3 34 (36.56%) Cisco Certification
3 34 (36.56%) Firewall
4 27 (29.03%) Finance
5 26 (27.96%) WAN
6 24 (25.81%) LAN
7 21 (22.58%) VPN
7 21 (22.58%) Juniper
7 21 (22.58%) CCNA
7 21 (22.58%) SQL
7 21 (22.58%) SLA
8 19 (20.43%) CCNP
8 19 (20.43%) Retail
9 16 (17.20%) Microsoft
9 16 (17.20%) SQL Server
9 16 (17.20%) ITIL
9 16 (17.20%) Risk Management
10 15 (16.13%) Web Services
10 15 (16.13%) OO
10 15 (16.13%) .NET
10 15 (16.13%) C#
10 15 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (16.13%) WCF
11 14 (15.05%) LINQ
11 14 (15.05%) Customer Engagement
11 14 (15.05%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 14 (15.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 14 (15.05%) .NET Remoting
11 14 (15.05%) .NET Framework

Wireless
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 7 (7.53%) SharePoint
2 5 (5.38%) MS Exchange
3 4 (4.30%) CMS
4 3 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.15%) Lync
Applications
1 7 (7.53%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.38%) MS Office
3 1 (1.08%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 34 (36.56%) Firewall
2 26 (27.96%) WAN
3 24 (25.81%) LAN
4 21 (22.58%) VPN
5 13 (13.98%) MPLS
6 11 (11.83%) OSPF
7 10 (10.75%) Ethernet
7 10 (10.75%) TCP/IP
8 8 (8.60%) ADSL
8 8 (8.60%) Internet
8 8 (8.60%) VLAN
8 8 (8.60%) Network Security
9 7 (7.53%) DNS
10 6 (6.45%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (5.38%) SAN
11 5 (5.38%) BGP
12 4 (4.30%) DSL
12 4 (4.30%) EIGRP
12 4 (4.30%) 802.11
12 4 (4.30%) SHDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (17.20%) SQL Server
2 14 (15.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (6.45%) DTS
4 2 (2.15%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (8.60%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.08%) Mercurial
2 1 (1.08%) Moq
2 1 (1.08%) SpecFlow
2 1 (1.08%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (1.08%) NUnit
2 1 (1.08%) ReSharper
2 1 (1.08%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.08%) Git (software)
General
1 27 (29.03%) Finance
2 19 (20.43%) Retail
3 14 (15.05%) Financial Institution
4 9 (9.68%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.15%) Advertising
6 1 (1.08%) Billing
6 1 (1.08%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 27 (29.03%) Network Engineer
2 16 (17.20%) Developer
3 11 (11.83%) Field Engineer
4 9 (9.68%) Architect
4 9 (9.68%) Network Architect
4 9 (9.68%) Senior Network Architect
4 9 (9.68%) Senior Architect
5 8 (8.60%) Senior Developer
6 5 (5.38%) Project Manager
6 5 (5.38%) Analyst
6 5 (5.38%) Senior Network Engineer
7 4 (4.30%) Network Analyst
7 4 (4.30%) Cisco Engineer
7 4 (4.30%) Consultant
7 4 (4.30%) Support Engineer
7 4 (4.30%) Wireless Engineer
7 4 (4.30%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 3 (3.23%) Security Engineer
8 3 (3.23%) Implementation Engineer
8 3 (3.23%) Help Desk Assistant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (16.13%) .NET
1 15 (16.13%) Web Services
1 15 (16.13%) WCF
2 14 (15.05%) LINQ
2 14 (15.05%) .NET Remoting
2 14 (15.05%) .NET Framework
2 14 (15.05%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 9 (9.68%) RESTful
4 8 (8.60%) XML
4 8 (8.60%) XSD
4 8 (8.60%) XSLT
4 8 (8.60%) Middleware
4 8 (8.60%) SOAP
5 7 (7.53%) WinForms
6 2 (2.15%) CSS
7 1 (1.08%) HTML
7 1 (1.08%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.08%) COM+
7 1 (1.08%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (1.08%) Semantic HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.60%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.30%) IPTV
3 3 (3.23%) Clustering
4 2 (2.15%) DTV
4 2 (2.15%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.08%) Open Source
5 1 (1.08%) User Experience
5 1 (1.08%) CCTV
5 1 (1.08%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.08%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 42 (45.16%) Windows
2 8 (8.60%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (7.53%) Linux
4 4 (4.30%) Windows 7
4 4 (4.30%) Windows Mobile
5 2 (2.15%) Windows 8
5 2 (2.15%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.08%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.08%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (17.20%) ITIL
1 16 (17.20%) Risk Management
2 15 (16.13%) OO
2 15 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (15.05%) Customer Engagement
4 12 (12.90%) Network Design
5 9 (9.68%) TDD
5 9 (9.68%) Project Management
5 9 (9.68%) Migration
5 9 (9.68%) MVC
6 8 (8.60%) Validation
6 8 (8.60%) Automated Testing
7 7 (7.53%) Service Delivery
8 6 (6.45%) Waterfall
8 6 (6.45%) Network Management
9 5 (5.38%) Change Control
9 5 (5.38%) PRINCE2
10 4 (4.30%) Service Management
10 4 (4.30%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (4.30%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (22.58%) SQL
2 15 (16.13%) C#
3 14 (15.05%) T-SQL
3 14 (15.05%) VB
4 8 (8.60%) XPath
4 8 (8.60%) Java
5 2 (2.15%) PHP
6 1 (1.08%) C
6 1 (1.08%) Perl
Qualifications
1 34 (36.56%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (22.58%) CCNA
3 19 (20.43%) CCNP
4 9 (9.68%) SC Cleared
4 9 (9.68%) Security Cleared
5 6 (6.45%) CCIE
6 4 (4.30%) CCIP
6 4 (4.30%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (4.30%) Degree
7 3 (3.23%) CCSE
7 3 (3.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (2.15%) APMP
8 2 (2.15%) JNCIP
9 1 (1.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (1.08%) CCSA
9 1 (1.08%) CCDA
9 1 (1.08%) CCDP
9 1 (1.08%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (22.58%) SLA
2 1 (1.08%) BS7799
System Software
1 14 (15.05%) Active Directory
2 8 (8.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.30%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.23%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.08%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.08%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (1.08%) SpamAssassin
Systems Management
1 4 (4.30%) OpenView
1 4 (4.30%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (1.08%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 50 (53.76%) Cisco
2 21 (22.58%) Juniper
3 16 (17.20%) Microsoft
4 14 (15.05%) HP
5 13 (13.98%) F5
6 11 (11.83%) VMware
7 8 (8.60%) CheckPoint
7 8 (8.60%) JBoss
8 5 (5.38%) Blue Coat
8 5 (5.38%) ProCurve
8 5 (5.38%) SolarWinds
8 5 (5.38%) Aruba
9 4 (4.30%) Nokia
9 4 (4.30%) Riverbed
10 3 (3.23%) SonicWALL
10 3 (3.23%) Draytek
10 3 (3.23%) Symantec
10 3 (3.23%) NetApp
11 2 (2.15%) Dell
11 2 (2.15%) Citrix
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