The table below looks at the statistics for WLAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WLAN over the 3 months to 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wireless LAN (WLAN)
Rank 189 196 183
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -13
Permanent jobs citing WLAN 19 9 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.35% 0.17% 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.13% 1.03% 1.54%
Number of salaries quoted 19 8 13
Average salary £40,000 £31,750 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.98% -20.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,450 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,500 £52,250 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -
WLAN
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
891 874 846
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.59% 16.04% 17.60%
Number of salaries quoted 724 754 666
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,100 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

WLAN
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing WLAN across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

WLAN Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

WLAN
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing WLAN across the West Midlands region.

WLAN Salary Trend in the West Midlands

WLAN
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing WLAN across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

WLAN Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

WLAN
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WLAN within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 August 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
Birmingham +7 8 £50,000 -
Staffordshire -8 5 £40,000 +3.89%
Worcestershire - 5 £30,000 -
Walsall - 1 £40,000 -
WLAN
England

WLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing WLAN 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 WLAN.

1 18 (85.71%) Cisco
2 15 (71.43%) Firewall
2 15 (71.43%) Wireless
3 13 (61.90%) LAN
4 11 (52.38%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (42.86%) WAN
5 9 (42.86%) Active Directory
5 9 (42.86%) Network Security
6 8 (38.10%) Network Design
6 8 (38.10%) VLAN
6 8 (38.10%) CCNP
6 8 (38.10%) CCNA
6 8 (38.10%) Windows
6 8 (38.10%) CheckPoint
6 8 (38.10%) VMware
7 6 (28.57%) Degree
7 6 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (23.81%) Intrusion Detection
8 5 (23.81%) Cisco IOS
8 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (23.81%) IIS
8 5 (23.81%) Citrix
8 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
8 5 (23.81%) CCIE
8 5 (23.81%) TCP/IP
8 5 (23.81%) VPN
8 5 (23.81%) DNS
9 4 (19.05%) VoIP
10 3 (14.29%) Service Management
10 3 (14.29%) ITIL

WLAN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing WLAN 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 WLAN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (23.81%) IIS
2 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (9.52%) Apache
2 2 (9.52%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (71.43%) Firewall
1 15 (71.43%) Wireless
2 13 (61.90%) LAN
3 9 (42.86%) WAN
3 9 (42.86%) Network Security
4 8 (38.10%) VLAN
5 5 (23.81%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (23.81%) Cisco IOS
5 5 (23.81%) TCP/IP
5 5 (23.81%) VPN
5 5 (23.81%) DNS
6 4 (19.05%) VoIP
7 2 (9.52%) HSRP
7 2 (9.52%) SMTP
7 2 (9.52%) DHCP
7 2 (9.52%) HTTP
7 2 (9.52%) DMZ
7 2 (9.52%) Internet
7 2 (9.52%) EIGRP
7 2 (9.52%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (4.76%) MySQL
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (9.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Administrator
1 6 (28.57%) Systems Administrator
2 4 (19.05%) Network Engineer
2 4 (19.05%) Consultant
3 3 (14.29%) IT Administrator
3 3 (14.29%) Systems Support
3 3 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (9.52%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Wireless Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Network Security Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Technical Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Network Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Security Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Network Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Implementation Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Network Specialist
5 1 (4.76%) Junior
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Mathematics
1 2 (9.52%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (38.10%) Windows
2 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (9.52%) Linux
3 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.76%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) Network Design
2 3 (14.29%) Service Management
2 3 (14.29%) ITIL
2 3 (14.29%) Time Management
2 3 (14.29%) Load Balancing
3 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2
3 2 (9.52%) B2B
3 2 (9.52%) Six Sigma
3 2 (9.52%) TOGAF
3 2 (9.52%) Programme Management
3 2 (9.52%) Migration
4 1 (4.76%) ERP
4 1 (4.76%) Security Architecture
4 1 (4.76%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) R
Qualifications
1 11 (52.38%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (38.10%) CCNP
2 8 (38.10%) CCNA
3 6 (28.57%) Degree
4 5 (23.81%) CCIE
5 2 (9.52%) MCSE
5 2 (9.52%) CISSP
5 2 (9.52%) CCIP
5 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (4.76%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 6 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (14.29%) vSphere
4 2 (9.52%) Hyper-V
4 2 (9.52%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 18 (85.71%) Cisco
2 8 (38.10%) CheckPoint
2 8 (38.10%) VMware
3 5 (23.81%) Citrix
3 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
4 2 (9.52%) HP
4 2 (9.52%) Avaya