The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for WPA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited WPA over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA)
UK / England
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 857 - 937
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Permanent jobs citing WPA 2 0 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.002% - 0.006%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.016% - 0.032%
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 3
Median salary £61,250 - £19,000
UK excluding London median salary £65,000 £36,883 £19,000
% change year-on-year +76.23% +94.11%  

WPA 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 England with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
England
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 12898 17171 18723
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 16.06% 17.51% 18.58%
Number of salaries quoted 10551 14344 15056
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% +2.40%  

WPA
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for WPA in England

WPA
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for WPA in England

WPA
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WPA within the England region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. 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 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
London - 1 £57,500 -
East Midlands - 1 £65,000 -
WPA
UK

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, 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 across the England region with a requirement for WPA.

1 3 (100.00%) VPN
1 3 (100.00%) WPA2
2 2 (66.67%) Gigabit Ethernet
2 2 (66.67%) WEP
2 2 (66.67%) F5
2 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (66.67%) Multicast
2 2 (66.67%) Wireless Security
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) Wireless
2 2 (66.67%) IPsec
2 2 (66.67%) Ethernet
2 2 (66.67%) RIP
2 2 (66.67%) OSPF
2 2 (66.67%) BGP
2 2 (66.67%) ATM
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) VoIP
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (33.33%) Juniper
3 1 (33.33%) Nokia
3 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 1 (33.33%) Internet
3 1 (33.33%) SONET
3 1 (33.33%) MPLS
3 1 (33.33%) DHCP
3 1 (33.33%) WLAN
3 1 (33.33%) Bluetooth

WPA
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) VPN
1 3 (100.00%) WPA2
2 2 (66.67%) ATM
2 2 (66.67%) BGP
2 2 (66.67%) Ethernet
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) Gigabit Ethernet
2 2 (66.67%) IPsec
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) Multicast
2 2 (66.67%) OSPF
2 2 (66.67%) RIP
2 2 (66.67%) VoIP
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
2 2 (66.67%) WEP
2 2 (66.67%) Wireless
2 2 (66.67%) Wireless Security
3 1 (33.33%) Spanning Tree
3 1 (33.33%) tcpdump
3 1 (33.33%) xDSL
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Network Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Network Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Network Security Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) Network Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) Security Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Network Security Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Network Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Security Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (33.33%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Change Control
1 1 (33.33%) Client Onboarding
1 1 (33.33%) Network Architecture
1 1 (33.33%) Network Design
1 1 (33.33%) Network Management
1 1 (33.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Python
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (33.33%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
1 2 (66.67%) F5
2 1 (33.33%) Arista
2 1 (33.33%) Aruba
2 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 1 (33.33%) Fortinet
2 1 (33.33%) Google
2 1 (33.33%) Juniper
2 1 (33.33%) Nokia
2 1 (33.33%) Riverbed