The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for WLAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited WLAN over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wireless LAN (WLAN)
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 121 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Permanent jobs citing WLAN 3 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.16% - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.13% - -
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 0
Median salary £45,000 - -
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £41,900 £43,000
% change year-on-year -4.53% -2.55%  

WLAN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
Birmingham
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 265 362 267
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 14.47% 15.40% 15.49%
Number of salaries quoted 203 288 226
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £65,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +3.65%  

WLAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing WLAN as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for WLAN in Birmingham

WLAN
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing WLAN in Birmingham.

Salary trend for WLAN in Birmingham

WLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT jobs citing WLAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for WLAN.

1 12 (100.00%) LAN
2 11 (91.67%) WAN
2 11 (91.67%) Firewall
3 10 (83.33%) Internet
4 9 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (75.00%) Cisco
5 8 (66.67%) VPN
5 8 (66.67%) CCNP
5 8 (66.67%) SSL
5 8 (66.67%) Network Security
6 7 (58.33%) IPsec
6 7 (58.33%) Telecoms
6 7 (58.33%) SSH
7 6 (50.00%) CheckPoint
7 6 (50.00%) BGP
8 5 (41.67%) EIGRP
8 5 (41.67%) OSPF
8 5 (41.67%) Fortinet
8 5 (41.67%) Presales
9 4 (33.33%) Extreme Networks
9 4 (33.33%) Aerohive Networks
9 4 (33.33%) Meraki
9 4 (33.33%) Palo Alto
9 4 (33.33%) Aruba
9 4 (33.33%) Spanning Tree
9 4 (33.33%) NGN
9 4 (33.33%) Huawei
9 4 (33.33%) Wireless
9 4 (33.33%) Sourcefire
9 4 (33.33%) VRRP

WLAN
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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 1 (8.33%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (100.00%) LAN
2 11 (91.67%) Firewall
2 11 (91.67%) WAN
3 10 (83.33%) Internet
4 8 (66.67%) Network Security
4 8 (66.67%) SSL
4 8 (66.67%) VPN
5 7 (58.33%) IPsec
5 7 (58.33%) SSH
6 6 (50.00%) BGP
7 5 (41.67%) EIGRP
7 5 (41.67%) OSPF
8 4 (33.33%) IGRP
8 4 (33.33%) NGN
8 4 (33.33%) Spanning Tree
8 4 (33.33%) VRRP
8 4 (33.33%) Wireless
9 3 (25.00%) DHCP
9 3 (25.00%) DNS
9 3 (25.00%) VLAN
General
1 7 (58.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Network Engineer
2 5 (41.67%) Network Security Engineer
2 5 (41.67%) Security Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Network Security Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Security Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Technology Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Architect
4 1 (8.33%) IT Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) IT Security Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Security Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Security Solutions Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) NHS
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Cyberthreat
2 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (8.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Presales
2 3 (25.00%) Fault Management
2 3 (25.00%) Load Balancing
3 2 (16.67%) Identity Access Management
3 2 (16.67%) Network Management
3 2 (16.67%) Security Management
3 2 (16.67%) Service Management
4 1 (8.33%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
4 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
4 1 (8.33%) ITIL
4 1 (8.33%) ITIL V3
4 1 (8.33%) Malware Detection/Protection
4 1 (8.33%) Network Design
4 1 (8.33%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (8.33%) Process Management
4 1 (8.33%) SIEM
4 1 (8.33%) Software Optimisation
4 1 (8.33%) Validation
4 1 (8.33%) Vulnerability Management
Qualifications
1 9 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (66.67%) CCNP
3 1 (8.33%) CCDP
3 1 (8.33%) CCNA
3 1 (8.33%) CCSE
3 1 (8.33%) CISSP
3 1 (8.33%) IISP
3 1 (8.33%) ISSAP
3 1 (8.33%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (8.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) QRadar
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) Cisco
2 6 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 5 (41.67%) Fortinet
4 4 (33.33%) Aerohive Networks
4 4 (33.33%) Aruba
4 4 (33.33%) Extreme Networks
4 4 (33.33%) Huawei
4 4 (33.33%) Meraki
4 4 (33.33%) Palo Alto
4 4 (33.33%) Sourcefire
5 2 (16.67%) Juniper
6 1 (8.33%) F5
6 1 (8.33%) Forcepoint
6 1 (8.33%) IBM
6 1 (8.33%) Splunk
6 1 (8.33%) Tufin
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