The table below looks at the statistics for WPA skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WPA over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA)
Rank 895 886 884
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -2
Permanent jobs citing WPA 2 4 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.004% 0.001%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.010% 0.021% 0.004%
Number of salaries quoted 2 4 1
Average salary £19,000 £25,000 £23,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-24.00% +6.38%
UK excluding London average salary £19,000 £25,000 £23,500
% change year-on-year
-24.00% +6.38%

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

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
19930 18802 22840
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.80% 17.17% 19.78%
Number of salaries quoted 16113 14740 19028
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £63,750 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

WPA
Jobs Demand Trend

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

WPA Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

WPA
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing WPA within the UK.

WPA Salary Trend in the UK

WPA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing WPA 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 WPA.

1 7 (77.78%) TCP/IP
1 7 (77.78%) Firewall
2 6 (66.67%) DNS
3 5 (55.56%) VPN
3 5 (55.56%) Ethernet
3 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
3 5 (55.56%) Windows
3 5 (55.56%) WEP
3 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
4 4 (44.44%) Cisco
4 4 (44.44%) SSL
4 4 (44.44%) VLAN
4 4 (44.44%) Fibre Channel
4 4 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (44.44%) Juniper
4 4 (44.44%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (44.44%) Wireless
4 4 (44.44%) 802.11
5 3 (33.33%) ISDN
5 3 (33.33%) SMTP
5 3 (33.33%) DHCP
5 3 (33.33%) ADSL
5 3 (33.33%) PSTN
5 3 (33.33%) VMware
5 3 (33.33%) Linux
5 3 (33.33%) Windows XP
5 3 (33.33%) MS Office
5 3 (33.33%) Apple
5 3 (33.33%) Windows Vista
5 3 (33.33%) Windows 8

WPA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing WPA 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 WPA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (22.22%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (22.22%) IIS
2 2 (22.22%) Apache
2 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (77.78%) TCP/IP
1 7 (77.78%) Firewall
2 6 (66.67%) DNS
3 5 (55.56%) VPN
3 5 (55.56%) Ethernet
3 5 (55.56%) WEP
4 4 (44.44%) Fibre Channel
4 4 (44.44%) VLAN
4 4 (44.44%) SSL
4 4 (44.44%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (44.44%) Wireless
4 4 (44.44%) 802.11
5 3 (33.33%) SMTP
5 3 (33.33%) DHCP
5 3 (33.33%) ADSL
5 3 (33.33%) ISDN
5 3 (33.33%) PSTN
6 2 (22.22%) SDH
6 2 (22.22%) VoIP
6 2 (22.22%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Network Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Desktop Support
2 3 (33.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Desktop Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) IT Support Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) IT Support
3 2 (22.22%) JavaScript Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (22.22%) HP StorageWorks
2 2 (22.22%) W3C
2 2 (22.22%) Replication
2 2 (22.22%) Clustering
3 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) Linux
2 3 (33.33%) Windows XP
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Vista
2 3 (33.33%) Windows 8
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (22.22%) UNIX
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (22.22%) CentOS
3 2 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (22.22%) VMS
3 2 (22.22%) Mac OS X
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (11.11%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) ITIL
1 2 (22.22%) Load Balancing
1 2 (22.22%) Information Architecture
1 2 (22.22%) High Availability
1 2 (22.22%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (11.11%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
1 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
1 2 (22.22%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (33.33%) MCP
3 2 (22.22%) CCIE
3 2 (22.22%) CCNP
3 2 (22.22%) CCNA
3 2 (22.22%) CISSP
3 2 (22.22%) CWNA
3 2 (22.22%) JNCIP
3 2 (22.22%) JNCIE
4 1 (11.11%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 2 (22.22%) VMware ESX
2 2 (22.22%) VMware Workstation
2 2 (22.22%) Nmap
2 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (22.22%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) OpenView
1 2 (22.22%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (22.22%) Backup Exec
1 2 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 4 (44.44%) Juniper
2 4 (44.44%) Cisco
3 3 (33.33%) Apple
3 3 (33.33%) VMware
4 2 (22.22%) Brocade
4 2 (22.22%) Foundry
4 2 (22.22%) Symantec
4 2 (22.22%) CA
4 2 (22.22%) Hitachi
4 2 (22.22%) NetApp
4 2 (22.22%) Red Hat
4 2 (22.22%) HP
4 2 (22.22%) Dell
4 2 (22.22%) EMC