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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wireless LAN (WLAN)
Rank 220 228 224
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -4
Permanent jobs citing WLAN 18 10 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.30% 0.15% 0.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.76% 0.99% 2.39%
Number of salaries quoted 12 9 20
Average salary £32,500 £26,750 £51,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.49% -47.80%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £26,400 £22,450
10% offered a salary of more than £59,500 £40,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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
1021 1010 1172
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 16.76% 14.95% 16.23%
Number of salaries quoted 786 785 947
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +23 16 £32,500 +21.49% 5
Lancashire - 2 - - 3
WLAN
England

WLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 25 (83.33%) LAN
2 23 (76.67%) WAN
3 19 (63.33%) Windows
4 18 (60.00%) TCP/IP
4 18 (60.00%) VPN
4 18 (60.00%) Cisco
4 18 (60.00%) Active Directory
5 16 (53.33%) DNS
6 15 (50.00%) DHCP
7 14 (46.67%) Microsoft
8 13 (43.33%) Cisco Certification
9 12 (40.00%) Wireless
9 12 (40.00%) Hyper-V
10 11 (36.67%) Exchange Server 2010
10 11 (36.67%) Firewall
10 11 (36.67%) MPLS
10 11 (36.67%) MS Exchange
11 10 (33.33%) CCNA
11 10 (33.33%) ERP
11 10 (33.33%) Windows XP
11 10 (33.33%) SQL Server
11 10 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
11 10 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
11 10 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
11 10 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
11 10 (33.33%) Windows 8
12 8 (26.67%) BGP
12 8 (26.67%) CCNP
12 8 (26.67%) Internet
12 8 (26.67%) ITIL

WLAN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 11 (36.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 11 (36.67%) MS Exchange
2 10 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
2 10 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (6.67%) IBM Notes
3 2 (6.67%) Lotus Domino
4 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (16.67%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (83.33%) LAN
2 23 (76.67%) WAN
3 18 (60.00%) TCP/IP
3 18 (60.00%) VPN
4 16 (53.33%) DNS
5 15 (50.00%) DHCP
6 12 (40.00%) Wireless
7 11 (36.67%) Firewall
7 11 (36.67%) MPLS
8 8 (26.67%) BGP
8 8 (26.67%) Internet
8 8 (26.67%) VoIP
9 6 (20.00%) SAN
10 5 (16.67%) ISDN
10 5 (16.67%) PSTN
10 5 (16.67%) VPLS
11 4 (13.33%) Cisco IOS
12 3 (10.00%) VLAN
12 3 (10.00%) NX-OS
13 2 (6.67%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 10 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 10 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 5 (16.67%) Retail
2 2 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.33%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 10 (33.33%) Support Engineer
1 10 (33.33%) IT Support Engineer
1 10 (33.33%) IT Support
2 9 (30.00%) Technical Support
2 9 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (30.00%) Desktop Support
3 4 (13.33%) Consultant
4 3 (10.00%) Network Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Architect
5 2 (6.67%) Cyber Security Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) Senior Network Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) Senior Infrastructure Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) Network Architect
5 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Server Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Network Infrastructure Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) Network Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) Senior Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (6.67%) CESG
2 2 (6.67%) CESG CLAS
2 2 (6.67%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.67%) RMADS
3 1 (3.33%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.33%) Celerra
3 1 (3.33%) SCADA
3 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 19 (63.33%) Windows
2 10 (33.33%) Windows XP
2 10 (33.33%) Windows 8
3 6 (20.00%) Linux
4 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (3.33%) Windows 2000
7 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
7 1 (3.33%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (33.33%) ERP
2 8 (26.67%) ITIL
3 5 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (16.67%) Migration
4 4 (13.33%) Project Management
5 3 (10.00%) Service Management
5 3 (10.00%) Load Balancing
5 3 (10.00%) Network Architecture
6 2 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (6.67%) Cyber Security
6 2 (6.67%) Protective Monitoring
6 2 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (6.67%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (6.67%) Information Security
6 2 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (3.33%) Service Delivery
7 1 (3.33%) Change Management
7 1 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (3.33%) CRM
7 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.67%) VB
1 5 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 3 (10.00%) SQL
3 1 (3.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (43.33%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (33.33%) CCNA
3 8 (26.67%) CCNP
4 6 (20.00%) CISSP
5 3 (10.00%) CCSP
5 3 (10.00%) CCDA
5 3 (10.00%) CCSE
5 3 (10.00%) JNCIA
5 3 (10.00%) JNCIS
6 2 (6.67%) CCIE
6 2 (6.67%) CISM
7 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (3.33%) Avaya Certification
7 1 (3.33%) MCSE
7 1 (3.33%) MCSA
7 1 (3.33%) MCP
7 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
7 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
7 1 (3.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (6.67%) JSP 440
System Software
1 18 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 12 (40.00%) Hyper-V
3 8 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) ARCserve
1 1 (3.33%) Cisco LMS
Vendors
1 18 (60.00%) Cisco
2 14 (46.67%) Microsoft
3 8 (26.67%) VMware
4 5 (16.67%) HP
4 5 (16.67%) EMC
5 3 (10.00%) CheckPoint
6 2 (6.67%) Veeam
6 2 (6.67%) IBM
6 2 (6.67%) CommVault
6 2 (6.67%) Siemens
7 1 (3.33%) NetApp
7 1 (3.33%) Citrix
7 1 (3.33%) Avaya
7 1 (3.33%) SolarWinds
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