Period
to 27 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the Midlands with a requirement for WLAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited WLAN over the 6 months to 27 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wireless LAN (WLAN)
England > Midlands
6 months to
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 314 191 293
Rank change year-on-year -123 +102 +16
Permanent jobs citing WLAN 26 14 50
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.24% 0.34% 0.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.78% 2.09% 2.37%
Number of salaries quoted 25 14 40
10th Percentile £24,000 £41,250 £24,530
25th Percentile £34,242 £42,000 £24,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £37,500 £44,000 £33,000
Median % change year-on-year -14.77% +33.33% -40.00%
75th Percentile £41,500 £52,500 £59,063
90th Percentile £45,400 £59,625 £70,000
England median annual salary £38,500 £47,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year -18.95% -9.52% +5.00%

WLAN is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the Midlands with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1,461 671 2,113
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 13.64% 16.40% 18.96%
Number of salaries quoted 1,168 524 1,564
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £24,250
25th Percentile £32,000 £33,188 £29,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,806 £42,500 £41,500
Median % change year-on-year +0.72% +2.41% +3.75%
75th Percentile £54,000 £53,750 £53,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £51,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -1.96% +7.37% -

WLAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing WLAN as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for WLAN in the Midlands

WLAN
Salary Trend in the Midlands

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing WLAN in the Midlands.

Salary trend for WLAN in the Midlands

WLAN
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing WLAN in the Midlands over the 6 months to 27 October 2021.

Salary histogram for WLAN in the Midlands

WLAN
Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WLAN within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 27 October 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
East Midlands -49 18 £37,500 -37.50% 5
West Midlands -101 7 £36,500 -17.05% 2
WLAN
England

For the 6 months to 27 October 2021, IT jobs citing WLAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Midlands region with a requirement for WLAN.

1 24 (92.31%) Cisco
2 22 (84.62%) LAN
3 18 (69.23%) WAN
4 16 (61.54%) Firewall
5 14 (53.85%) VPN
5 14 (53.85%) CCNA
5 14 (53.85%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (50.00%) Social Skills
7 12 (46.15%) Microsoft
8 11 (42.31%) VLAN
9 10 (38.46%) Problem Management
9 10 (38.46%) VMware ESXi
9 10 (38.46%) CCNP
9 10 (38.46%) Wireless
9 10 (38.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 9 (34.62%) Juniper
10 9 (34.62%) HP
10 9 (34.62%) Windows
10 9 (34.62%) Microsoft 365
10 9 (34.62%) Hyper-V
11 8 (30.77%) MS Exchange
11 8 (30.77%) TCP/IP
11 8 (30.77%) SAN
11 8 (30.77%) Terminal Server
11 8 (30.77%) Organisational Skills
11 8 (30.77%) Mentoring
11 8 (30.77%) vCenter Server
12 7 (26.92%) Windows Server
12 7 (26.92%) Active Directory
12 7 (26.92%) VMware

WLAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 8 (30.77%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.85%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (23.08%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (34.62%) Microsoft 365
2 3 (11.54%) Azure
3 1 (3.85%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (3.85%) Power Platform
3 1 (3.85%) Slack
3 1 (3.85%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 22 (84.62%) LAN
2 18 (69.23%) WAN
3 16 (61.54%) Firewall
4 14 (53.85%) VPN
5 11 (42.31%) VLAN
6 10 (38.46%) Wireless
7 8 (30.77%) SAN
7 8 (30.77%) TCP/IP
8 6 (23.08%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (23.08%) DHCP
9 5 (19.23%) BGP
9 5 (19.23%) Cisco ISE
9 5 (19.23%) DNS
10 4 (15.38%) Software-Defined Networking
10 4 (15.38%) Structured Cabling
11 3 (11.54%) Cisco Nexus
11 3 (11.54%) MPLS
12 2 (7.69%) SD-WAN
13 1 (3.85%) Skype
13 1 (3.85%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) Power BI
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (15.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 13 (50.00%) Social Skills
2 8 (30.77%) Organisational Skills
3 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (7.69%) Finance
4 2 (7.69%) Law
4 2 (7.69%) Public Sector
5 1 (3.85%) Documentation Skills
5 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
5 1 (3.85%) Publishing
5 1 (3.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (53.85%) Network Engineer
2 10 (38.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (30.77%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 8 (30.77%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (30.77%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
3 8 (30.77%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (23.08%) Analyst
5 5 (19.23%) IT Support
5 5 (19.23%) Support Analyst
6 4 (15.38%) Desktop Analyst
6 4 (15.38%) Desktop Support
6 4 (15.38%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 4 (15.38%) IT Analyst
6 4 (15.38%) IT Support Analyst
7 3 (11.54%) 3rd Line Support
8 2 (7.69%) Cisco Engineer
8 2 (7.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 2 (7.69%) Senior Cisco Engineer
8 2 (7.69%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
8 2 (7.69%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Data Centre
2 4 (15.38%) Fat Client
2 4 (15.38%) Thin Client
3 1 (3.85%) CCTV
3 1 (3.85%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.85%) e-Learning
3 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (3.85%) iPad
3 1 (3.85%) iPhone
3 1 (3.85%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (3.85%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 9 (34.62%) Windows
2 7 (26.92%) Windows Server
3 6 (23.08%) Windows 10
4 5 (19.23%) Windows 7
4 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (3.85%) Android
7 1 (3.85%) Linux
7 1 (3.85%) Mac OS
7 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (38.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 10 (38.46%) Problem Management
2 8 (30.77%) Mentoring
3 6 (23.08%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (15.38%) Change Management
5 3 (11.54%) ITSM
6 2 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (7.69%) Change Control
6 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure as Code
6 2 (7.69%) ITIL
6 2 (7.69%) Load Balancing
6 2 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (7.69%) PRINCE2
6 2 (7.69%) Tech Ops
7 1 (3.85%) Functional Testing
7 1 (3.85%) ITIL V3
7 1 (3.85%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (3.85%) Line Management
7 1 (3.85%) Patch Management
7 1 (3.85%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
1 1 (3.85%) Python
Qualifications
1 14 (53.85%) CCNA
1 14 (53.85%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (38.46%) CCNP
3 2 (7.69%) Degree
4 1 (3.85%) CCENT
4 1 (3.85%) MCP
4 1 (3.85%) MCSA
4 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) Cyber Essentials
1 2 (7.69%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
1 2 (7.69%) SLA
2 1 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 10 (38.46%) VMware ESXi
2 9 (34.62%) Hyper-V
3 8 (30.77%) Terminal Server
4 7 (26.92%) Active Directory
5 4 (15.38%) XenApp
6 2 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (3.85%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 8 (30.77%) vCenter Server
2 4 (15.38%) Cisco CME
3 2 (7.69%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (3.85%) Jamf Pro
4 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (3.85%) SCCM
4 1 (3.85%) SCDPM
4 1 (3.85%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 24 (92.31%) Cisco
2 12 (46.15%) Microsoft
3 9 (34.62%) HP
3 9 (34.62%) Juniper
4 7 (26.92%) VMware
5 5 (19.23%) CheckPoint
5 5 (19.23%) Citrix
6 4 (15.38%) ServiceNow
7 3 (11.54%) Veeam
8 2 (7.69%) Aruba
8 2 (7.69%) Avaya
8 2 (7.69%) Meraki
8 2 (7.69%) SolarWinds
9 1 (3.85%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 1 (3.85%) BMC
9 1 (3.85%) Dell
9 1 (3.85%) IBM
9 1 (3.85%) IronPort
9 1 (3.85%) Remedy
9 1 (3.85%) SonicWALL