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

Location
3 months to
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA)
Rank 891 939 881
Rank change year-on-year
+48 -58
Permanent jobs citing WPA 5 1 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.001% 0.003%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.025% 0.005% 0.014%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 3
Average salary £25,250 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-46.84% -
UK excluding London average salary £25,250 - £47,500

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
19924 20317 21799
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.05% 17.01% 19.74%
Number of salaries quoted 15781 16140 17644
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,750 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%

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 4 May 2015 within the UK.

WPA Salary Histogram in the UK

WPA
Top 9 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 4 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
England +33 5 £25,250 -46.84%
Oxfordshire - 3 £31,500 -
South East - 3 £31,500 -
Oxford - 2 £31,500 -
London +33 1 - -
Liverpool - 1 £19,000 -
City of London - 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 £19,000 -
North West - 1 £19,000 -

WPA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
2 7 (87.50%) DNS
2 7 (87.50%) MS Office
3 5 (62.50%) MS Exchange
3 5 (62.50%) VPN
4 4 (50.00%) Apple
4 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (50.00%) ADSL
4 4 (50.00%) ISDN
4 4 (50.00%) PSTN
4 4 (50.00%) SMTP
4 4 (50.00%) Ethernet
4 4 (50.00%) TCP/IP
4 4 (50.00%) COM
4 4 (50.00%) MCP
4 4 (50.00%) Windows XP
4 4 (50.00%) Windows Vista
4 4 (50.00%) Firewall
4 4 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (50.00%) WEP
4 4 (50.00%) Windows 8
4 4 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (37.50%) Git (software)
5 3 (37.50%) Veeam
5 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (37.50%) Open Source
5 3 (37.50%) vSphere

WPA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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 5 (62.50%) MS Exchange
2 3 (37.50%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (37.50%) Lync
2 3 (37.50%) Apache
2 3 (37.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (87.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (87.50%) DNS
2 5 (62.50%) VPN
3 4 (50.00%) ADSL
3 4 (50.00%) ISDN
3 4 (50.00%) PSTN
3 4 (50.00%) SMTP
3 4 (50.00%) Ethernet
3 4 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 4 (50.00%) Firewall
3 4 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (50.00%) WEP
4 3 (37.50%) VLAN
4 3 (37.50%) DHCP
5 2 (25.00%) SAN
5 2 (25.00%) Unified Communications
6 1 (12.50%) Wireshark
6 1 (12.50%) LAN
6 1 (12.50%) Bluetooth
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Git (software)
1 3 (37.50%) Bugzilla
1 3 (37.50%) Subversion
2 2 (25.00%) Redmine
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) IT Support
2 5 (62.50%) IT Support Engineer
2 5 (62.50%) Support Engineer
3 4 (50.00%) Desktop Support
3 4 (50.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 4 (50.00%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (25.00%) Analyst
4 2 (25.00%) Support Analyst
4 2 (25.00%) IT Support Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (12.50%) Platform Architect
5 1 (12.50%) Lead Architect
5 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (12.50%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (37.50%) Open Source
3 2 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Vista
2 4 (50.00%) Windows 8
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (37.50%) Apple iOS
4 2 (25.00%) Linux
4 2 (25.00%) CentOS
5 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) Zachman Framework
1 1 (12.50%) TOGAF
1 1 (12.50%) ITIL
1 1 (12.50%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (50.00%) MCP
2 1 (12.50%) Degree
System Software
1 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (37.50%) vSphere
2 3 (37.50%) Terminal Server
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (50.00%) Apple
3 3 (37.50%) Veeam
3 3 (37.50%) VMware
3 3 (37.50%) CommVault
3 3 (37.50%) Sophos
4 2 (25.00%) Red Hat
5 1 (12.50%) McAfee