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 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wireless
Rank 147 202 207
Rank change year-on-year
+55 +5
Permanent jobs citing Wireless 95 36 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.39% 0.54% 0.73%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.57% 3.78% 4.23%
Number of salaries quoted 48 28 26
Average salary £38,250 £50,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.50% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,657 £24,250 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,750 £50,750 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -2.43%
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
1109 952 1278
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 16.19% 14.26% 17.19%
Number of salaries quoted 883 788 1014
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £37,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +14.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £50,000
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 4 March 2015.

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 4 March 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
Cheshire +26 48 £42,500 -15.00% 11
Manchester +32 39 £35,000 -28.93% 10
Lancashire - 4 £41,000 - 1
Cumbria - 3 £24,690 -
Merseyside +5 1 - -
Wireless
England

Wireless
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 77 (46.67%) Cisco
2 65 (39.39%) Finance
3 61 (36.97%) Windows
4 60 (36.36%) Firewall
5 53 (32.12%) Microsoft
6 51 (30.91%) LAN
7 46 (27.88%) VPN
8 41 (24.85%) Retail
9 40 (24.24%) Active Directory
10 38 (23.03%) Financial Institution
10 38 (23.03%) Risk Management
10 38 (23.03%) Customer Engagement
11 37 (22.42%) VMware
12 35 (21.21%) VMware Infrastructure
13 34 (20.61%) WAN
14 32 (19.39%) MS Exchange
15 30 (18.18%) HP
16 29 (17.58%) ITIL
16 29 (17.58%) MS Excel
17 28 (16.97%) Cisco Certification
18 27 (16.36%) SQL Server
19 25 (15.15%) T-SQL
20 24 (14.55%) Project Management
21 23 (13.94%) Citrix
21 23 (13.94%) Telecoms
22 22 (13.33%) Juniper
22 22 (13.33%) SLA
22 22 (13.33%) DNS
23 21 (12.73%) VB
24 20 (12.12%) SAN

Wireless
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 32 (19.39%) MS Exchange
2 15 (9.09%) SharePoint
3 14 (8.48%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (7.27%) IIS
5 8 (4.85%) Lync
6 6 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (3.03%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (1.82%) JBoss
8 3 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (1.21%) Documentum
10 1 (0.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.61%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 29 (17.58%) MS Excel
2 19 (11.52%) MS Office
3 5 (3.03%) PowerPivot
4 3 (1.82%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.21%) Revit
5 2 (1.21%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.21%) AutoCAD
5 2 (1.21%) MS Project
6 1 (0.61%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 1 (0.61%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 60 (36.36%) Firewall
2 51 (30.91%) LAN
3 46 (27.88%) VPN
4 34 (20.61%) WAN
5 22 (13.33%) DNS
6 20 (12.12%) SAN
7 18 (10.91%) TCP/IP
8 17 (10.30%) VLAN
9 15 (9.09%) DHCP
10 14 (8.48%) Cisco ASA
10 14 (8.48%) MPLS
11 11 (6.67%) NAS
11 11 (6.67%) Network Security
12 10 (6.06%) WLAN
13 9 (5.45%) OSPF
14 8 (4.85%) SSL
15 7 (4.24%) Unified Communications
15 7 (4.24%) Radio Access Network
16 6 (3.64%) EIGRP
16 6 (3.64%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (16.36%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (3.03%) Crystal Reports
4 4 (2.42%) DTS
5 2 (1.21%) DataEase
Development Applications
1 5 (3.03%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.61%) Eclipse
General
1 65 (39.39%) Finance
2 41 (24.85%) Retail
3 38 (23.03%) Financial Institution
4 23 (13.94%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.42%) Aerospace
6 3 (1.82%) Marketing
7 1 (0.61%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 31 (18.79%) Developer
2 28 (16.97%) Support Engineer
3 21 (12.73%) Consultant
4 20 (12.12%) Network Engineer
5 15 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
6 13 (7.88%) Architect
6 13 (7.88%) Network Architect
7 12 (7.27%) .NET Developer
8 11 (6.67%) Technical Support
8 11 (6.67%) PHP Developer
8 11 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 11 (6.67%) 3rd Line Technical Support
9 10 (6.06%) Technical Consultant
10 9 (5.45%) 2nd Line Support
10 9 (5.45%) Technical Engineer
10 9 (5.45%) Senior Network Architect
10 9 (5.45%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 9 (5.45%) Senior Architect
11 8 (4.85%) Analyst
12 7 (4.24%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (11.52%) .NET
2 7 (4.24%) Web Services
2 7 (4.24%) .NET Remoting
2 7 (4.24%) .NET Framework
2 7 (4.24%) WCF
2 7 (4.24%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 7 (4.24%) LINQ
3 4 (2.42%) WinForms
3 4 (2.42%) JSP
3 4 (2.42%) XML
4 3 (1.82%) XSD
4 3 (1.82%) XSLT
4 3 (1.82%) SOAP
4 3 (1.82%) Middleware
4 3 (1.82%) RESTful
5 1 (0.61%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (7.27%) Management Information System
3 10 (6.06%) Clustering
4 5 (3.03%) Replication
5 4 (2.42%) SCADA
5 4 (2.42%) CESG
6 3 (1.82%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.82%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.21%) Celerra
7 2 (1.21%) LLPG
7 2 (1.21%) PDA
7 2 (1.21%) CCTV
7 2 (1.21%) GIS
7 2 (1.21%) NHS
8 1 (0.61%) Handset
8 1 (0.61%) SecurID
8 1 (0.61%) PKI
8 1 (0.61%) Performance Metrics
8 1 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.61%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 61 (36.97%) Windows
2 13 (7.88%) Windows Server 2003
2 13 (7.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (6.06%) Linux
4 8 (4.85%) Windows 7
4 8 (4.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (3.64%) Apple iOS
6 5 (3.03%) Windows XP
6 5 (3.03%) Android
7 4 (2.42%) Windows 8
7 4 (2.42%) Mac OS X
8 3 (1.82%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (1.21%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (1.21%) CentOS
9 2 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.21%) Windows Vista
9 2 (1.21%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (23.03%) Risk Management
1 38 (23.03%) Customer Engagement
2 29 (17.58%) ITIL
3 24 (14.55%) Project Management
4 17 (10.30%) Network Design
4 17 (10.30%) Kalman Filter
5 16 (9.70%) Service Management
6 15 (9.09%) Business Continuity
7 11 (6.67%) PRINCE2
7 11 (6.67%) Validation
7 11 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (6.06%) Disaster Recovery
9 8 (4.85%) Network Management
9 8 (4.85%) Project Planning
9 8 (4.85%) Migration
10 7 (4.24%) OO
10 7 (4.24%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (3.64%) Line Management
11 6 (3.64%) Service Delivery
11 6 (3.64%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 25 (15.15%) T-SQL
2 21 (12.73%) VB
3 19 (11.52%) C#
4 17 (10.30%) SQL
5 15 (9.09%) Java
6 11 (6.67%) PHP
7 8 (4.85%) PowerShell
8 6 (3.64%) C
9 3 (1.82%) XPath
10 1 (0.61%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 28 (16.97%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (10.91%) CCNA
3 17 (10.30%) Degree
4 16 (9.70%) CCNP
5 9 (5.45%) SC Cleared
5 9 (5.45%) Security Cleared
6 8 (4.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 6 (3.64%) PMP
7 6 (3.64%) PMI Certification
7 6 (3.64%) CCDP
8 4 (2.42%) JNCIP
8 4 (2.42%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (2.42%) MCSE
9 3 (1.82%) CCIE
9 3 (1.82%) MCP
9 3 (1.82%) MCSA
9 3 (1.82%) JNCIS
9 3 (1.82%) NVQ Level 3
9 3 (1.82%) NVQ Level 4
9 3 (1.82%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (13.33%) SLA
2 12 (7.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (3.03%) QA
4 4 (2.42%) JSP 440
5 3 (1.82%) ISO 14001
6 2 (1.21%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 40 (24.24%) Active Directory
2 35 (21.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (12.12%) vSphere
4 14 (8.48%) XenDesktop
5 12 (7.27%) Hyper-V
6 10 (6.06%) XenApp
7 5 (3.03%) XenServer
8 3 (1.82%) Terminal Services
9 2 (1.21%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (1.21%) VMware ESX
9 2 (1.21%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.61%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.61%) UAG
10 1 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.61%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 6 (3.64%) WSUS
2 5 (3.03%) WMI
3 2 (1.21%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (1.21%) FortiGate
3 2 (1.21%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.61%) SCSM
4 1 (0.61%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.61%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.61%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.61%) SCCM
Vendors
1 77 (46.67%) Cisco
2 53 (32.12%) Microsoft
3 37 (22.42%) VMware
4 30 (18.18%) HP
5 23 (13.94%) Citrix
6 22 (13.33%) Juniper
7 14 (8.48%) NetApp
8 13 (7.88%) EMC
8 13 (7.88%) F5
9 10 (6.06%) Meraki
9 10 (6.06%) Avaya
10 6 (3.64%) WatchGuard
10 6 (3.64%) ProCurve
11 5 (3.03%) Sophos
11 5 (3.03%) SonicWALL
12 4 (2.42%) Draytek
12 4 (2.42%) CheckPoint
12 4 (2.42%) Ericsson
12 4 (2.42%) Nokia
12 4 (2.42%) Nortel
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