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 10 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA)
Rank 881 963 977
Rank change year-on-year
+82 +14
Permanent jobs citing WPA 1 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.001% 0.001% 0.001%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.007% 0.006% 0.005%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 1
Median salary - £37,500 £19,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +97.36%
UK excluding London median salary - £37,500 £19,000
% change year-on-year
- +97.36%

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
15336 17617 20479
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.11% 16.64% 18.04%
Number of salaries quoted 12445 14550 16505
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,000 £27,450
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £64,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 10 December 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 +61 1 - -
Suffolk - 1 - -
Ipswich - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -

WPA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 6 (100.00%) Wi-Fi
2 5 (83.33%) LAMP
2 5 (83.33%) Samba
2 5 (83.33%) VMware
2 5 (83.33%) SAN
2 5 (83.33%) Firewall
2 5 (83.33%) Perl
2 5 (83.33%) MySQL
2 5 (83.33%) XML
2 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Linux
2 5 (83.33%) Apache
2 5 (83.33%) Python
2 5 (83.33%) LDAP
2 5 (83.33%) SharePoint
2 5 (83.33%) NFS
2 5 (83.33%) SSL
2 5 (83.33%) CheckPoint
2 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) Subversion
2 5 (83.33%) Ruby
2 5 (83.33%) Ubuntu
2 5 (83.33%) JSON
2 5 (83.33%) JIRA
2 5 (83.33%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (83.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (83.33%) CentOS
2 5 (83.33%) Git (software)
2 5 (83.33%) nginx

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 (83.33%) Apache
1 5 (83.33%) nginx
1 5 (83.33%) SharePoint
1 5 (83.33%) Skype for Business
2 2 (33.33%) Drupal
2 2 (33.33%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (33.33%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 5 (83.33%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (83.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) Wi-Fi
2 5 (83.33%) Firewall
2 5 (83.33%) LDAP
2 5 (83.33%) SAN
2 5 (83.33%) SSL
3 3 (50.00%) VPN
4 2 (33.33%) DHCP
4 2 (33.33%) DNS
4 2 (33.33%) VLAN
4 2 (33.33%) Wireless
5 1 (16.67%) Bluetooth
5 1 (16.67%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (16.67%) WPA2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (83.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (83.33%) Buildbot
1 5 (83.33%) Git (software)
1 5 (83.33%) Jenkins
1 5 (83.33%) JIRA
1 5 (83.33%) Subversion
General
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Administrator
1 5 (83.33%) Systems Administrator
2 3 (50.00%) Linux Administrator
2 3 (50.00%) Linux Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 3 (50.00%) Linux Systems Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (33.33%) Senior Systems Administrator
4 1 (16.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (83.33%) JSON
1 5 (83.33%) LAMP
1 5 (83.33%) LEMP Stack
1 5 (83.33%) XML
2 3 (50.00%) SAML
3 2 (33.33%) Apache Flex
3 2 (33.33%) ELK Stack
3 2 (33.33%) REST
3 2 (33.33%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Private Cloud
2 2 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (33.33%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) CentOS
1 5 (83.33%) Linux
1 5 (83.33%) Ubuntu
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
1 5 (83.33%) Windows Server
1 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (33.33%) Embedded Linux
3 2 (33.33%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (83.33%) Continuous Integration
1 5 (83.33%) DevOps
2 3 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 3 (50.00%) Open Source
3 2 (33.33%) Performance Analysis
3 2 (33.33%) Server Virtualisation
3 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 1 (16.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) Bash Shell
1 5 (83.33%) Perl
1 5 (83.33%) Python
1 5 (83.33%) Ruby
2 3 (50.00%) PowerShell
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) NFS
1 5 (83.33%) Samba
1 5 (83.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (33.33%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (83.33%) Red Hat Spacewalk
2 3 (50.00%) Ansible
2 3 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (50.00%) Puppet
3 2 (33.33%) Kibana
3 2 (33.33%) logstash
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) CheckPoint
1 5 (83.33%) VMware
2 2 (33.33%) Atlassian
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Sun
3 1 (16.67%) Google