The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA)
Rank 906 - 891
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing WPA 7 0 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.006% - 0.004%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.034% - 0.024%
Number of salaries quoted 4 0 5
Average salary £57,500 - £57,500
90% offered a salary of more than £28,300 - £45,200
10% offered a salary of more than £72,000 - £63,500
UK excluding London average salary £34,500 - -
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
20476 19756 21075
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.49% 18.16% 17.86%
Number of salaries quoted 16437 15890 17389
Average salary £44,500 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.48% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £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 28 July 2014 within the UK.

WPA Salary Histogram in the UK

WPA
Top 8 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 28 July 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 - 6 £65,000 - 3
London - 4 £70,000 - 1
Reading - 1 - - 1
Berkshire - 1 - - 1
Hertfordshire - 1 £50,000 -
South East - 1 - - 1
East of England - 1 £50,000 -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £50,000 -

WPA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 5 (62.50%) TCP/IP
1 5 (62.50%) Wireless
1 5 (62.50%) Firewall
2 4 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
2 4 (50.00%) WEP
2 4 (50.00%) VLAN
2 4 (50.00%) VPN
2 4 (50.00%) Cisco
2 4 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (50.00%) 802.11
3 3 (37.50%) Internet
3 3 (37.50%) OSPF
3 3 (37.50%) EIGRP
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 3 (37.50%) CCNP
3 3 (37.50%) Juniper
3 3 (37.50%) DNS
3 3 (37.50%) Ethernet
3 3 (37.50%) SSL
3 3 (37.50%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (25.00%) Junos
4 2 (25.00%) FWSM
4 2 (25.00%) NetScaler
4 2 (25.00%) HSRP
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (25.00%) Information Architecture
4 2 (25.00%) Foundry
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco PIX
4 2 (25.00%) Network Security
4 2 (25.00%) WPA2

WPA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 1 (12.50%) Apache
2 1 (12.50%) IIS
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (12.50%) MS Office
2 1 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) TCP/IP
1 5 (62.50%) Wireless
1 5 (62.50%) Firewall
2 4 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
2 4 (50.00%) WEP
2 4 (50.00%) VLAN
2 4 (50.00%) VPN
2 4 (50.00%) 802.11
3 3 (37.50%) Internet
3 3 (37.50%) OSPF
3 3 (37.50%) EIGRP
3 3 (37.50%) DNS
3 3 (37.50%) Ethernet
3 3 (37.50%) SSL
3 3 (37.50%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (25.00%) Junos
4 2 (25.00%) FWSM
4 2 (25.00%) NetScaler
4 2 (25.00%) HSRP
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (25.00%) Retail
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Network Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) JavaScript Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support
3 1 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) IT Auditor
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Auditor
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Solutions Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) IT Support
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) W3C
2 1 (12.50%) Clustering
2 1 (12.50%) Replication
2 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 1 (12.50%) Cryptography
2 1 (12.50%) HP StorageWorks
2 1 (12.50%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) UNIX
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
1 2 (25.00%) Linux
1 2 (25.00%) Mac OS X
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
2 1 (12.50%) VMS
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Vista
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (12.50%) CentOS
2 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (12.50%) Mac OS
2 1 (12.50%) Windows 8
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Information Architecture
1 2 (25.00%) Load Balancing
1 2 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Product Management
2 1 (12.50%) Network Management
2 1 (12.50%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
2 1 (12.50%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (37.50%) CCNP
3 2 (25.00%) Degree
3 2 (25.00%) JNCIP
3 2 (25.00%) JNCIE
3 2 (25.00%) CWNA
3 2 (25.00%) CCNA
3 2 (25.00%) CCIE
3 2 (25.00%) CISSP
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (12.50%) MCP
4 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) VMware ESX
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Workstation
2 1 (12.50%) Nmap
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) OpenView
2 1 (12.50%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (12.50%) Backup Exec
2 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (12.50%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) Juniper
3 2 (25.00%) Foundry
3 2 (25.00%) VMware
3 2 (25.00%) HP
4 1 (12.50%) Ruckus Wireless
4 1 (12.50%) Symantec
4 1 (12.50%) McAfee
4 1 (12.50%) Dell
4 1 (12.50%) EMC
4 1 (12.50%) Apple
4 1 (12.50%) CA
4 1 (12.50%) Hitachi
4 1 (12.50%) NetApp
4 1 (12.50%) Red Hat
4 1 (12.50%) Brocade
4 1 (12.50%) AirMagnet
4 1 (12.50%) Aruba
London
HFG
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: Unspecified Competitive Corporate Package
Posted: 15 hours ago
Speke, Liverpool
Recruitment Revolution Limited
Salary: £17,000 to £21,000 dependent on experience
Posted: 25 days ago