The table below looks at the statistics for WLAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the South 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 224 205 209
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +4
Permanent jobs citing WLAN 21 26 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.35% 0.43% 0.060%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.91% 2.61% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 21 22 1
Average salary £26,750 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.57% -
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 South West region.

Communications & Networking Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1099 997 839
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 18.39% 16.52% 16.75%
Number of salaries quoted 960 867 673
Average salary £39,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.42% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

WLAN
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

WLAN Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

WLAN
Salary Trend in the South West

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

WLAN Salary Trend in the South West

WLAN
Salary Histogram in the South West

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

WLAN Salary Histogram in the South West

WLAN
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WLAN within the South 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
Wiltshire - 18 £25,750 -
Bristol - 2 £37,500 -
Dorset +5 1 £40,000 -
Somerset - 1 £42,500 -
WLAN
England

WLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the South 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 51 (86.44%) LAN
2 49 (83.05%) WAN
3 47 (79.66%) Windows
4 35 (59.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 34 (57.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 34 (57.63%) Microsoft
5 34 (57.63%) Windows Server 2003
6 33 (55.93%) Cisco
7 29 (49.15%) MS Exchange
8 27 (45.76%) Active Directory
9 26 (44.07%) TCP/IP
10 25 (42.37%) Microsoft Certification
11 24 (40.68%) DNS
11 24 (40.68%) DHCP
12 22 (37.29%) VPN
13 21 (35.59%) CCNA
13 21 (35.59%) Cisco Certification
14 20 (33.90%) Firewall
15 19 (32.20%) Windows 7
16 18 (30.51%) Wireless
16 18 (30.51%) SLA
17 16 (27.12%) MCSE
18 15 (25.42%) Video Conferencing
18 15 (25.42%) Telecoms
18 15 (25.42%) Internet
18 15 (25.42%) MPLS
18 15 (25.42%) Juniper
19 14 (23.73%) Finance
19 14 (23.73%) SCCM
19 14 (23.73%) Marketing

WLAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the South 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 29 (49.15%) MS Exchange
2 8 (13.56%) Lync
3 6 (10.17%) IIS
4 2 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 8 (13.56%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.08%) MS Office
3 2 (3.39%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 51 (86.44%) LAN
2 49 (83.05%) WAN
3 26 (44.07%) TCP/IP
4 24 (40.68%) DHCP
4 24 (40.68%) DNS
5 22 (37.29%) VPN
6 20 (33.90%) Firewall
7 18 (30.51%) Wireless
8 15 (25.42%) Internet
8 15 (25.42%) MPLS
9 7 (11.86%) SSL
10 6 (10.17%) SAN
11 5 (8.47%) BGP
12 4 (6.78%) VoIP
13 3 (5.08%) PABX
14 1 (1.69%) Converged Networks
14 1 (1.69%) ADSL
14 1 (1.69%) SMTP
14 1 (1.69%) FTP
14 1 (1.69%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.08%) SQL Server
General
1 15 (25.42%) Telecoms
2 14 (23.73%) Finance
2 14 (23.73%) Marketing
3 3 (5.08%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 16 (27.12%) Team Leader
1 16 (27.12%) Network Team Leader
2 14 (23.73%) Network Engineer
3 13 (22.03%) Analyst
3 13 (22.03%) Support Technician
4 8 (13.56%) Support Analyst
5 7 (11.86%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (10.17%) Senior Analyst
6 6 (10.17%) Systems Analyst
6 6 (10.17%) Systems Support
6 6 (10.17%) Senior Support Analyst
6 6 (10.17%) Systems Support Analyst
6 6 (10.17%) Senior Systems Analyst
7 5 (8.47%) 2nd Line Support Technician
7 5 (8.47%) Network Analyst
8 4 (6.78%) Support Engineer
8 4 (6.78%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 4 (6.78%) Desktop Engineer
8 4 (6.78%) Desktop Support
9 3 (5.08%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.39%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 15 (25.42%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (6.78%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 47 (79.66%) Windows
2 35 (59.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 34 (57.63%) Windows Server 2003
3 34 (57.63%) Windows Server 2012
4 19 (32.20%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.69%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (13.56%) Migration
2 6 (10.17%) Project Management
3 5 (8.47%) Load Balancing
4 3 (5.08%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (3.39%) High Availability
6 1 (1.69%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (1.69%) Time Management
6 1 (1.69%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.78%) SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (42.37%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (35.59%) CCNA
2 21 (35.59%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (27.12%) MCSE
4 8 (13.56%) MCITP
5 7 (11.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (8.47%) CCNP
7 2 (3.39%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (30.51%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (45.76%) Active Directory
2 13 (22.03%) vSphere
3 5 (8.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.69%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (23.73%) SCCM
2 4 (6.78%) SCOM
2 4 (6.78%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 34 (57.63%) Microsoft
2 33 (55.93%) Cisco
3 15 (25.42%) Juniper
4 13 (22.03%) VMware
5 11 (18.64%) SonicWALL
6 9 (15.25%) HP
7 8 (13.56%) Avaya
8 6 (10.17%) Dell
8 6 (10.17%) IBM
9 4 (6.78%) McAfee
9 4 (6.78%) Citrix
9 4 (6.78%) Veeam
9 4 (6.78%) Riverbed
10 1 (1.69%) 3PAR
10 1 (1.69%) MobileIron