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 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wireless LAN (WLAN)
Rank 200 194 189
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -5
Permanent jobs citing WLAN 25 6 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.44% 0.11% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.61% 0.72% 1.14%
Number of salaries quoted 25 6 9
Average salary £35,000 £31,268 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.93% -16.62%
UK excluding London average salary £36,750 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-10.36% +2.50%
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
958 832 791
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.87% 15.81% 16.76%
Number of salaries quoted 799 681 652
Average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £55,000 £52,350
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 22 October 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 22 October 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 - 10 £35,000 - 1
Staffordshire - 8 £40,000 -
Worcestershire - 5 £30,000 -
Walsall - 1 £40,000 -
West Bromwich - 1 £18,000 -
WLAN
England

WLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 22 (75.86%) LAN
2 21 (72.41%) Cisco
3 18 (62.07%) Firewall
3 18 (62.07%) Wireless
4 14 (48.28%) WAN
5 13 (44.83%) Windows
6 12 (41.38%) Active Directory
6 12 (41.38%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (37.93%) CCNA
7 11 (37.93%) VMware
8 10 (34.48%) CheckPoint
9 9 (31.03%) VPN
9 9 (31.03%) VoIP
9 9 (31.03%) Network Security
10 8 (27.59%) VLAN
10 8 (27.59%) Network Design
11 6 (20.69%) Microsoft
11 6 (20.69%) CCNP
11 6 (20.69%) Degree
11 6 (20.69%) VMware Infrastructure
11 6 (20.69%) vSphere
12 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (17.24%) Hyper-V
12 5 (17.24%) Exchange Server 2010
12 5 (17.24%) R
12 5 (17.24%) Time Management
12 5 (17.24%) Cisco IOS
12 5 (17.24%) Intrusion Detection
12 5 (17.24%) HP
12 5 (17.24%) Citrix

WLAN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 (17.24%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (17.24%) MS Exchange
1 5 (17.24%) IIS
2 2 (6.90%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (75.86%) LAN
2 18 (62.07%) Firewall
2 18 (62.07%) Wireless
3 14 (48.28%) WAN
4 9 (31.03%) VPN
4 9 (31.03%) VoIP
4 9 (31.03%) Network Security
5 8 (27.59%) VLAN
6 5 (17.24%) Cisco IOS
6 5 (17.24%) Intrusion Detection
6 5 (17.24%) DNS
6 5 (17.24%) TCP/IP
7 4 (13.79%) EIGRP
7 4 (13.79%) VRRP
7 4 (13.79%) HSRP
8 2 (6.90%) Internet
8 2 (6.90%) DMZ
8 2 (6.90%) SMTP
8 2 (6.90%) DHCP
8 2 (6.90%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) MySQL
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (13.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
Job Titles
1 8 (27.59%) Systems Administrator
2 6 (20.69%) Administrator
3 5 (17.24%) Network Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) Consultant
4 3 (10.34%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
4 3 (10.34%) Wireless Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Network Administrator
4 3 (10.34%) Systems Support
4 3 (10.34%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (10.34%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) IT Administrator
4 3 (10.34%) Infrastructure Manager
4 3 (10.34%) Technical Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Network Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Security Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Cisco Consultant
5 2 (6.90%) Implementation Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Network Security Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Mathematics
1 4 (13.79%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.45%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 13 (44.83%) Windows
2 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (6.90%) Linux
4 1 (3.45%) Windows 8
4 1 (3.45%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (27.59%) Network Design
2 5 (17.24%) Time Management
3 4 (13.79%) Load Balancing
4 3 (10.34%) ITIL
4 3 (10.34%) Service Management
5 2 (6.90%) Programme Management
5 2 (6.90%) Migration
5 2 (6.90%) Six Sigma
5 2 (6.90%) B2B
5 2 (6.90%) PRINCE2
5 2 (6.90%) TOGAF
6 1 (3.45%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (3.45%) Security Architecture
6 1 (3.45%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.24%) R
2 2 (6.90%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (41.38%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (37.93%) CCNA
3 6 (20.69%) CCNP
3 6 (20.69%) Degree
4 3 (10.34%) CCIE
5 2 (6.90%) CISSP
5 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (6.90%) MCSE
6 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
6 1 (3.45%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 12 (41.38%) Active Directory
2 6 (20.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (20.69%) vSphere
3 5 (17.24%) Hyper-V
4 2 (6.90%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 3 (10.34%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 21 (72.41%) Cisco
2 11 (37.93%) VMware
3 10 (34.48%) CheckPoint
4 6 (20.69%) Microsoft
5 5 (17.24%) HP
5 5 (17.24%) Citrix
6 4 (13.79%) Avaya