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 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wireless LAN (WLAN)
Rank 206 194 195
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +1
Permanent jobs citing WLAN 12 19 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.21% 0.35% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.38% 2.11% 0.99%
Number of salaries quoted 11 19 8
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £31,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +25.98%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £27,450
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,500 £52,250
UK excluding London average salary £38,250 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -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
870 899 909
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.45% 16.75% 16.69%
Number of salaries quoted 779 729 778
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £24,937
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £59,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 2015.

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 2015. 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
Staffordshire +3 5 £65,000 +62.50%
Worcestershire -5 3 £36,097 +20.32%
Birmingham +5 2 £34,500 -31.00%
WLAN
England

WLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 17 (100.00%) LAN
2 13 (76.47%) Cisco
2 13 (76.47%) CCNA
2 13 (76.47%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (64.71%) Wireless
4 10 (58.82%) DNS
4 10 (58.82%) WAN
5 8 (47.06%) VPN
6 7 (41.18%) CCNP
7 6 (35.29%) DHCP
7 6 (35.29%) VoIP
7 6 (35.29%) TCP/IP
7 6 (35.29%) Network Monitoring
8 5 (29.41%) VLAN
8 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
8 5 (29.41%) PBX
8 5 (29.41%) SAP
9 4 (23.53%) Firewall
9 4 (23.53%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (23.53%) BGP
9 4 (23.53%) EIGRP
10 3 (17.65%) Active Directory
10 3 (17.65%) Siemens
10 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
10 3 (17.65%) Change Management
10 3 (17.65%) IP Telephony
10 3 (17.65%) OSPF
11 2 (11.76%) MPLS
11 2 (11.76%) VMware
11 2 (11.76%) SQL

WLAN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 17 (100.00%) LAN
2 11 (64.71%) Wireless
3 10 (58.82%) WAN
3 10 (58.82%) DNS
4 8 (47.06%) VPN
5 6 (35.29%) TCP/IP
5 6 (35.29%) DHCP
5 6 (35.29%) VoIP
6 5 (29.41%) PBX
6 5 (29.41%) VLAN
7 4 (23.53%) Firewall
7 4 (23.53%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (23.53%) BGP
7 4 (23.53%) EIGRP
8 3 (17.65%) OSPF
8 3 (17.65%) IP Telephony
9 2 (11.76%) MPLS
10 1 (5.88%) iSCSI
10 1 (5.88%) NAS
10 1 (5.88%) Fibre Channel
General
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Network Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Network Specialist
3 3 (17.65%) Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Technical Specialist
4 2 (11.76%) Administrator
4 2 (11.76%) Network Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) LAN Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Cisco Network Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Project Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Network Monitoring
2 3 (17.65%) Change Management
3 2 (11.76%) Load Balancing
4 1 (5.88%) Release Management
4 1 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Network Architecture
4 1 (5.88%) Validation
4 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.88%) Programme Management
4 1 (5.88%) ITIL
4 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2
4 1 (5.88%) Project Management
4 1 (5.88%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (76.47%) Cisco Certification
1 13 (76.47%) CCNA
2 7 (41.18%) CCNP
3 1 (5.88%) CCDP
3 1 (5.88%) CWNA
3 1 (5.88%) CWSP
3 1 (5.88%) CWAP
3 1 (5.88%) CWNE
3 1 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (5.88%) Degree
3 1 (5.88%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (11.76%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.88%) XenApp
3 1 (5.88%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) WSUS
1 1 (5.88%) SCCM
1 1 (5.88%) Cisco UCCE
1 1 (5.88%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (5.88%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 13 (76.47%) Cisco
2 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
2 5 (29.41%) SAP
3 3 (17.65%) Siemens
4 2 (11.76%) CheckPoint
4 2 (11.76%) VMware
5 1 (5.88%) WatchGuard
5 1 (5.88%) SonicWALL
5 1 (5.88%) 3PAR
5 1 (5.88%) HP
5 1 (5.88%) Citrix