The table below looks at the statistics for WPA skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WPA over the 3 months to 26 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA)
Rank 913 960 977
Rank change year-on-year
+47 +17
Permanent jobs citing WPA 5 3 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.003% 0.006%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.031% 0.017% 0.033%
Number of salaries quoted 5 3 3
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% -28.57%
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £50,000 £19,000
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +163.15%

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
16184 17957 20944
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.91% 16.59% 18.33%
Number of salaries quoted 13281 14920 16516
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

WPA
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing WPA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 4 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WPA within the UK over the 3 months to 26 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +44 5 £47,500 -5.00%
Cambridgeshire - 5 £47,500 -
Cambridge - 5 £47,500 -
East of England - 5 £47,500 -

WPA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, IT jobs citing WPA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for WPA.

1 5 (71.43%) XML
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
1 5 (71.43%) Linux
1 5 (71.43%) Apache
1 5 (71.43%) Python
1 5 (71.43%) LDAP
1 5 (71.43%) Perl
1 5 (71.43%) MySQL
1 5 (71.43%) SharePoint
1 5 (71.43%) NFS
1 5 (71.43%) SSL
1 5 (71.43%) SAN
1 5 (71.43%) CheckPoint
1 5 (71.43%) Firewall
1 5 (71.43%) Wi-Fi
1 5 (71.43%) LAMP
1 5 (71.43%) Samba
1 5 (71.43%) VMware
1 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (71.43%) Subversion
1 5 (71.43%) Ruby
1 5 (71.43%) Ubuntu
1 5 (71.43%) JSON
1 5 (71.43%) JIRA
1 5 (71.43%) Continuous Integration
1 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2008
1 5 (71.43%) CentOS
1 5 (71.43%) Git (software)
1 5 (71.43%) nginx
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft Azure

WPA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (71.43%) Apache
1 5 (71.43%) nginx
1 5 (71.43%) SharePoint
1 5 (71.43%) Skype for Business
2 2 (28.57%) Drupal
2 2 (28.57%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (28.57%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
1 2 (28.57%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (71.43%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (71.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) Firewall
1 5 (71.43%) LDAP
1 5 (71.43%) SAN
1 5 (71.43%) SSL
1 5 (71.43%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (28.57%) DHCP
2 2 (28.57%) DNS
2 2 (28.57%) VLAN
2 2 (28.57%) VPN
2 2 (28.57%) Wireless
3 1 (14.29%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (71.43%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (71.43%) Git (software)
1 5 (71.43%) Jenkins
1 5 (71.43%) JIRA
1 5 (71.43%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Administrator
1 5 (71.43%) Systems Administrator
2 3 (42.86%) Linux Administrator
2 3 (42.86%) Linux Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 3 (42.86%) Linux Systems Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Consultant
3 2 (28.57%) Senior Systems Administrator
3 2 (28.57%) Technology Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) Buildbot
1 5 (71.43%) JSON
1 5 (71.43%) LAMP
1 5 (71.43%) LEMP Stack
1 5 (71.43%) XML
2 3 (42.86%) SAML
3 2 (28.57%) Apache Flex
3 2 (28.57%) ELK Stack
3 2 (28.57%) REST
3 2 (28.57%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Private Cloud
2 2 (28.57%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (28.57%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) CentOS
1 5 (71.43%) Linux
1 5 (71.43%) Ubuntu
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
1 5 (71.43%) Windows Server
1 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (28.57%) Embedded Linux
3 2 (28.57%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (71.43%) Continuous Integration
1 5 (71.43%) DevOps
2 3 (42.86%) Configuration Management
2 3 (42.86%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (42.86%) Load Balancing
2 3 (42.86%) Open Source
3 2 (28.57%) Performance Analysis
3 2 (28.57%) Server Virtualisation
3 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) Bash Shell
1 5 (71.43%) Perl
1 5 (71.43%) Python
1 5 (71.43%) Ruby
2 3 (42.86%) PowerShell
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) NFS
1 5 (71.43%) Samba
1 5 (71.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (28.57%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (71.43%) Red Hat Spacewalk
2 3 (42.86%) Ansible
2 3 (42.86%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (42.86%) Puppet
3 2 (28.57%) Kibana
3 2 (28.57%) logstash
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) CheckPoint
1 5 (71.43%) VMware
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) Atlassian
3 2 (28.57%) Sun