The table below looks at the statistics for WLAN 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 WLAN over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wireless LAN (WLAN)
Rank 244 245 219
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -26
Permanent jobs citing WLAN 11 3 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.16% 0.041% 0.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.10% 0.28% 1.92%
Number of salaries quoted 11 2 15
Average salary £32,000 £30,875 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.64% +10.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,575 £27,700
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £34,175 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £36,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+9.58% -8.75%
WLAN
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
1002 1084 990
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.90% 14.71% 14.58%
Number of salaries quoted 800 901 834
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,100 £22,000 £23,300
10% offered a salary of more than £63,220 £65,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

WLAN
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

WLAN Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

WLAN
Salary Trend in the North West

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

WLAN Salary Trend in the North West

WLAN
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing WLAN across the North West region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

WLAN Salary Histogram in the North West

WLAN
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 WLAN within the North West region over the 3 months to 4 September 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 +11 10 £31,500 +17.75%
Merseyside - 1 £70,000 -
WLAN
England

WLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing WLAN 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 WLAN.

1 22 (70.97%) LAN
2 19 (61.29%) Windows
3 17 (54.84%) WAN
4 15 (48.39%) VPN
4 15 (48.39%) Cisco
5 13 (41.94%) VoIP
5 13 (41.94%) Windows 8
6 12 (38.71%) DNS
7 11 (35.48%) DHCP
7 11 (35.48%) Active Directory
7 11 (35.48%) Firewall
8 10 (32.26%) Wireless
8 10 (32.26%) Finance
9 9 (29.03%) Linux
9 9 (29.03%) Windows 7
10 8 (25.81%) OpenAL
10 8 (25.81%) Android
10 8 (25.81%) iPhone
10 8 (25.81%) Qt
10 8 (25.81%) OpenCL
10 8 (25.81%) Mentoring
10 8 (25.81%) Flash
10 8 (25.81%) J2ME
10 8 (25.81%) C
10 8 (25.81%) C++
10 8 (25.81%) Java
10 8 (25.81%) SVG
10 8 (25.81%) Bluetooth
10 8 (25.81%) GPRS
10 8 (25.81%) GSM

WLAN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing WLAN 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 WLAN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (16.13%) IBM Notes
1 5 (16.13%) SharePoint
1 5 (16.13%) MS Exchange
1 5 (16.13%) Exchange Server 2003
1 5 (16.13%) Exchange Server 2007
1 5 (16.13%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 22 (70.97%) LAN
2 17 (54.84%) WAN
3 15 (48.39%) VPN
4 13 (41.94%) VoIP
5 12 (38.71%) DNS
6 11 (35.48%) Firewall
6 11 (35.48%) DHCP
7 10 (32.26%) Wireless
8 8 (25.81%) Wi-Fi
8 8 (25.81%) UMTS
8 8 (25.81%) Bluetooth
8 8 (25.81%) GPRS
8 8 (25.81%) GSM
8 8 (25.81%) NFC
8 8 (25.81%) DVB
9 7 (22.58%) Internet
10 6 (19.35%) MPLS
10 6 (19.35%) VLAN
10 6 (19.35%) TCP/IP
11 5 (16.13%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.13%) SQL Server
1 5 (16.13%) SQL Server 2005
1 5 (16.13%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 10 (32.26%) Finance
2 8 (25.81%) Automotive
2 8 (25.81%) Multimedia
3 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.23%) Marketing
4 1 (3.23%) Advertising
4 1 (3.23%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 9 (29.03%) IT Support
2 8 (25.81%) Software Engineer
3 6 (19.35%) Analyst
4 5 (16.13%) Support Analyst
4 5 (16.13%) Technical Support
4 5 (16.13%) Support Engineer
4 5 (16.13%) IT Support Engineer
4 5 (16.13%) Desktop Support
5 4 (12.90%) IT Support Analyst
5 4 (12.90%) Graduate Software Engineer
5 4 (12.90%) Graduate
5 4 (12.90%) Consultant
5 4 (12.90%) Network Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Network Consultant
6 2 (6.45%) Senior Consultant
6 2 (6.45%) Security Consultant
6 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 2 (6.45%) Senior Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (25.81%) Flash
1 8 (25.81%) J2ME
1 8 (25.81%) SVG
1 8 (25.81%) OpenGL
1 8 (25.81%) Middleware
1 8 (25.81%) UIQ
1 8 (25.81%) Series 60
1 8 (25.81%) BREW
1 8 (25.81%) Qt
1 8 (25.81%) OpenAL
1 8 (25.81%) OpenCL
2 2 (6.45%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.81%) Device Driver
1 8 (25.81%) MPEG
1 8 (25.81%) iPhone
2 6 (19.35%) Data Centre
3 5 (16.13%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (6.45%) Management Information System
4 2 (6.45%) RMADS
4 2 (6.45%) CESG
4 2 (6.45%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (3.23%) SCADA
5 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.23%) Client/Server
5 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 19 (61.29%) Windows
2 13 (41.94%) Windows 8
3 9 (29.03%) Linux
3 9 (29.03%) Windows 7
4 8 (25.81%) Windows Mobile
4 8 (25.81%) Nucleus RTOS
4 8 (25.81%) Android
5 5 (16.13%) Windows XP
6 4 (12.90%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (3.23%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.81%) Mobile Commerce
1 8 (25.81%) DRM
1 8 (25.81%) Speech Recognition
1 8 (25.81%) Software Engineering
1 8 (25.81%) Mentoring
2 7 (22.58%) ITIL
3 5 (16.13%) Migration
3 5 (16.13%) Load Balancing
3 5 (16.13%) ERP
4 4 (12.90%) Network Architecture
4 4 (12.90%) Project Management
5 2 (6.45%) Service Management
5 2 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (6.45%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (6.45%) Information Security
5 2 (6.45%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (6.45%) Cyber Security
5 2 (6.45%) Protective Monitoring
6 1 (3.23%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (3.23%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 8 (25.81%) C
1 8 (25.81%) C++
1 8 (25.81%) Java
2 6 (19.35%) SQL
3 1 (3.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (22.58%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (16.13%) CISSP
3 4 (12.90%) CCIE
4 3 (9.68%) CCNA
5 2 (6.45%) CCNP
5 2 (6.45%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (6.45%) CISM
6 1 (3.23%) CCSE
6 1 (3.23%) JNCIA
6 1 (3.23%) JNCIS
6 1 (3.23%) Degree
6 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
6 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
6 1 (3.23%) CCDA
6 1 (3.23%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (6.45%) JSP 440
System Software
1 11 (35.48%) Active Directory
2 5 (16.13%) Hyper-V
3 2 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (16.13%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (9.68%) Cisco LMS
3 1 (3.23%) ARCserve
3 1 (3.23%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 15 (48.39%) Cisco
2 8 (25.81%) Symbian
3 7 (22.58%) Veeam
3 7 (22.58%) VMware
4 6 (19.35%) Microsoft
5 5 (16.13%) Lotus
5 5 (16.13%) IronPort
5 5 (16.13%) McAfee
6 3 (9.68%) SolarWinds
7 2 (6.45%) NetApp
7 2 (6.45%) HP
7 2 (6.45%) EMC
8 1 (3.23%) Citrix
8 1 (3.23%) CheckPoint
8 1 (3.23%) F5
8 1 (3.23%) Nimble Storage