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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA)
Rank 897 856 890
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +34
Permanent jobs citing WPA 7 5 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.006% 0.005% 0.002%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.034% 0.027% 0.009%
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 1
Average salary £70,000 £35,000 £67,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+100.00% -48.14%
UK excluding London average salary £19,000 £35,000 -
% change year-on-year
-45.71% -

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
20608 18279 21956
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.04% 17.38% 18.95%
Number of salaries quoted 16325 14851 17977
Average salary £44,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.14% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £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
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing WPA over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 within the UK.

WPA Salary Histogram in the UK

WPA
Top 5 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WPA within the UK over the 3 months to 18 September 2014. 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
England -41 6 £72,500 +40.77%
London -28 4 £72,500 -
South East -11 2 - -
Reading - 2 - -
Berkshire - 2 - -

WPA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 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
2 6 (66.67%) Cisco
2 6 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (66.67%) 802.11
2 6 (66.67%) Firewall
2 6 (66.67%) Wi-Fi
2 6 (66.67%) Wireless
3 5 (55.56%) VLAN
3 5 (55.56%) Fibre Channel
3 5 (55.56%) Juniper
3 5 (55.56%) SSL
3 5 (55.56%) DNS
4 4 (44.44%) VPN
4 4 (44.44%) DHCP
4 4 (44.44%) Ethernet
4 4 (44.44%) Linux
4 4 (44.44%) CCNP
4 4 (44.44%) EIGRP
4 4 (44.44%) OSPF
4 4 (44.44%) WEP
4 4 (44.44%) VMware
5 3 (33.33%) CWNA
5 3 (33.33%) Frame Relay
5 3 (33.33%) IPsec
5 3 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (33.33%) Cisco PIX
5 3 (33.33%) SSH
5 3 (33.33%) JNCIP
5 3 (33.33%) JNCIE
5 3 (33.33%) FWSM

WPA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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%) IIS
2 2 (22.22%) Apache
2 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
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%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (22.22%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (77.78%) TCP/IP
2 6 (66.67%) 802.11
2 6 (66.67%) Firewall
2 6 (66.67%) Wi-Fi
2 6 (66.67%) Wireless
3 5 (55.56%) VLAN
3 5 (55.56%) Fibre Channel
3 5 (55.56%) SSL
3 5 (55.56%) DNS
4 4 (44.44%) VPN
4 4 (44.44%) DHCP
4 4 (44.44%) Ethernet
4 4 (44.44%) EIGRP
4 4 (44.44%) OSPF
4 4 (44.44%) WEP
5 3 (33.33%) Frame Relay
5 3 (33.33%) IPsec
5 3 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (33.33%) Cisco PIX
5 3 (33.33%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (22.22%) Retail
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Network Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) JavaScript Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Solutions Architect
3 1 (11.11%) IT Support
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (22.22%) W3C
1 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
1 2 (22.22%) HP StorageWorks
1 2 (22.22%) Replication
1 2 (22.22%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Linux
2 3 (33.33%) Mac OS X
2 3 (33.33%) UNIX
2 3 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (22.22%) VMS
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (22.22%) CentOS
3 2 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (22.22%) Mac OS
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Vista
4 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
4 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Load Balancing
1 3 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
2 2 (22.22%) ITIL
2 2 (22.22%) Information Architecture
2 2 (22.22%) Network Management
2 2 (22.22%) High Availability
3 1 (11.11%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
1 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
1 2 (22.22%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (44.44%) CCNP
3 3 (33.33%) CWNA
3 3 (33.33%) JNCIP
3 3 (33.33%) JNCIE
3 3 (33.33%) CCNA
3 3 (33.33%) CISSP
3 3 (33.33%) CCIE
4 2 (22.22%) Degree
5 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
5 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (11.11%) MCP
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (22.22%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (22.22%) Nmap
2 2 (22.22%) VMware ESX
2 2 (22.22%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) OpenView
2 2 (22.22%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (22.22%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Cisco
2 5 (55.56%) Juniper
3 4 (44.44%) VMware
4 3 (33.33%) Foundry
4 3 (33.33%) HP
4 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 2 (22.22%) CA
5 2 (22.22%) Hitachi
5 2 (22.22%) NetApp
5 2 (22.22%) Red Hat
5 2 (22.22%) Dell
5 2 (22.22%) EMC
5 2 (22.22%) Symantec
5 2 (22.22%) Brocade
6 1 (11.11%) Aruba
6 1 (11.11%) AirMagnet
6 1 (11.11%) Apple
6 1 (11.11%) Ruckus Wireless