The table below looks at the statistics for WLAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WLAN over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wireless LAN (WLAN)
Rank 127 136 127
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -9
Permanent jobs citing WLAN 17 12 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.67% 0.48% 0.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.91% 1.53% 1.13%
Number of salaries quoted 8 12 5
Average salary £57,000 £35,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+62.85% +4.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £30,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,900 £55,000 £46,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £38,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+18.42% -10.58%
WLAN
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
890 783 617
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 34.85% 31.47% 30.29%
Number of salaries quoted 450 536 505
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £32,500 £25,300
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

WLAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

WLAN Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

WLAN
Salary Trend in Reading

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

WLAN Salary Trend in Reading

WLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Reading 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 26 (70.27%) Network Design
2 24 (64.86%) Cisco
3 21 (56.76%) Wireless
4 17 (45.95%) Network Security
5 16 (43.24%) Firewall
5 16 (43.24%) Telecoms
6 14 (37.84%) VPN
7 13 (35.14%) IPsec
8 12 (32.43%) UNIX
8 12 (32.43%) Linux
9 11 (29.73%) LAN
10 10 (27.03%) CheckPoint
11 9 (24.32%) HP
11 9 (24.32%) Avaya
11 9 (24.32%) Juniper
11 9 (24.32%) Marketing
11 9 (24.32%) Degree
12 8 (21.62%) Aruba
13 7 (18.92%) CCNP
13 7 (18.92%) CCDA
13 7 (18.92%) CCDP
13 7 (18.92%) Cisco Certification
13 7 (18.92%) F5
14 6 (16.22%) Cisco Nexus
15 5 (13.51%) WAN
15 5 (13.51%) DHCP
15 5 (13.51%) DNS
15 5 (13.51%) CCIP
15 5 (13.51%) MPLS
15 5 (13.51%) H.323

WLAN
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Reading 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.

Communications & Networking
1 21 (56.76%) Wireless
2 17 (45.95%) Network Security
3 16 (43.24%) Firewall
4 14 (37.84%) VPN
5 13 (35.14%) IPsec
6 11 (29.73%) LAN
7 6 (16.22%) Cisco Nexus
8 5 (13.51%) NetScaler
8 5 (13.51%) DNS
8 5 (13.51%) DHCP
8 5 (13.51%) H.323
8 5 (13.51%) WAN
8 5 (13.51%) MPLS
9 4 (10.81%) OSPF
9 4 (10.81%) BGP
9 4 (10.81%) EIGRP
9 4 (10.81%) IGRP
9 4 (10.81%) TACACS
9 4 (10.81%) POP3
9 4 (10.81%) SMTP
General
1 16 (43.24%) Telecoms
2 9 (24.32%) Marketing
3 1 (2.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (32.43%) Technical Engineer
2 11 (29.73%) Pre Sales Engineer
3 9 (24.32%) Wireless Engineer
4 7 (18.92%) Designer
4 7 (18.92%) Network Engineer
4 7 (18.92%) Network Designer
5 5 (13.51%) Consultant
6 4 (10.81%) Network Consultant
6 4 (10.81%) Security Consultant
6 4 (10.81%) Network Security Consultant
7 3 (8.11%) Cisco Engineer
8 2 (5.41%) Implementation Engineer
8 2 (5.41%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
9 1 (2.70%) Sales Engineer
9 1 (2.70%) Pre Sales Consultant
9 1 (2.70%) Security Engineer
9 1 (2.70%) Senior Cisco Engineer
9 1 (2.70%) Cisco Consultant
9 1 (2.70%) Security Designer
9 1 (2.70%) Sales Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.70%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 12 (32.43%) UNIX
1 12 (32.43%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (70.27%) Network Design
2 4 (10.81%) Change Control
2 4 (10.81%) Kalman Filter
2 4 (10.81%) Service Delivery
3 1 (2.70%) Load Balancing
Qualifications
1 9 (24.32%) Degree
2 7 (18.92%) CCNP
2 7 (18.92%) CCDA
2 7 (18.92%) CCDP
2 7 (18.92%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (13.51%) CCIP
4 2 (5.41%) CCNA
4 2 (5.41%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.81%) ISO 9001
1 4 (10.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.70%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 24 (64.86%) Cisco
2 10 (27.03%) CheckPoint
3 9 (24.32%) HP
3 9 (24.32%) Avaya
3 9 (24.32%) Juniper
4 8 (21.62%) Aruba
5 7 (18.92%) F5
6 1 (2.70%) Huawei
6 1 (2.70%) Citrix