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

Wireless Fidelity (WiFi)
England / North West
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 223 202 202
Rank change year-on-year -21 0  
Permanent jobs citing Wi-Fi 27 33 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.44% 0.57% 0.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.98% 3.82% 4.12%
Number of salaries quoted 26 26 39
Median salary £40,000 £25,500 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +56.86% +2.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £22,250 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £44,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,500 £37,500 £34,500
% change year-on-year +2.66% +8.69%  

Wi-Fi 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 the North West with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 905 865 1141
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 14.71% 15.00% 17.26%
Number of salaries quoted 713 708 876
Median salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £56,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% +2.40%  

Wi-Fi
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing Wi-Fi as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for Wi-Fi in the North West

Wi-Fi
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Wi-Fi in the North West.

Salary trend for Wi-Fi in the North West

Wi-Fi
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Wi-Fi in the North West over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Wi-Fi in the North West

Wi-Fi
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Wi-Fi within the North West 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
Manchester -24 14 £40,000 +73.91% 4
Cheshire +8 12 £37,500 +4.16% 1
Merseyside -5 1 £41,000 +24.24% 2
Wi-Fi
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT jobs citing Wi-Fi 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 North West region with a requirement for Wi-Fi.

1 48 (69.57%) Active Directory
2 40 (57.97%) LAN
3 39 (56.52%) Firewall
4 36 (52.17%) Windows
5 34 (49.28%) Cisco
6 33 (47.83%) WAN
7 31 (44.93%) DNS
8 29 (42.03%) CCNP
8 29 (42.03%) Cisco Certification
9 26 (37.68%) Microsoft
10 24 (34.78%) Ethernet
11 22 (31.88%) Juniper
11 22 (31.88%) Internet
11 22 (31.88%) VMware
12 21 (30.43%) TACACS
12 21 (30.43%) Broadband
12 21 (30.43%) PCI DSS
12 21 (30.43%) Windows Server 2008
12 21 (30.43%) Network Management
13 20 (28.99%) VMware Infrastructure
13 20 (28.99%) VoIP
14 19 (27.54%) Nagios
14 19 (27.54%) OpenNMS
15 18 (26.09%) Windows Server 2012
16 17 (24.64%) Hyper-V
16 17 (24.64%) Huawei
16 17 (24.64%) ITIL
16 17 (24.64%) Ericsson
17 16 (23.19%) Network Design
18 15 (21.74%) SCCM

Wi-Fi
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 11 (15.94%) MS Exchange
2 10 (14.49%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2007
3 6 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (7.25%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.45%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (15.94%) MS Office
2 6 (8.70%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.45%) MS Project
3 1 (1.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 10 (14.49%) Office 365
2 4 (5.80%) Basecamp
3 1 (1.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (57.97%) LAN
2 39 (56.52%) Firewall
3 33 (47.83%) WAN
4 31 (44.93%) DNS
5 24 (34.78%) Ethernet
6 22 (31.88%) Internet
7 21 (30.43%) Broadband
7 21 (30.43%) TACACS
8 20 (28.99%) VoIP
9 14 (20.29%) MPLS
10 11 (15.94%) Asterisk PBX
10 11 (15.94%) IPv6
11 10 (14.49%) BGP
11 10 (14.49%) WLAN
12 8 (11.59%) MRTG
12 8 (11.59%) SNMP
13 7 (10.14%) TCP/IP
13 7 (10.14%) VPN
13 7 (10.14%) Wireless
14 6 (8.70%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 8 (11.59%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (11.59%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 7 (10.14%) Git (software)
2 4 (5.80%) Bugzilla
2 4 (5.80%) Jenkins
2 4 (5.80%) JIRA
General
1 12 (17.39%) Telecoms
2 7 (10.14%) Finance
3 6 (8.70%) Automotive
3 6 (8.70%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.45%) Advertising
4 1 (1.45%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.45%) Marketing
4 1 (1.45%) Military
Job Titles
1 19 (27.54%) Network Engineer
2 16 (23.19%) Support Engineer
3 14 (20.29%) IT Support
4 11 (15.94%) Designer
4 11 (15.94%) Network Designer
5 9 (13.04%) Analyst
5 9 (13.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (11.59%) IT Engineer
6 8 (11.59%) IT Support Engineer
7 6 (8.70%) 2nd Line Support
7 6 (8.70%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 6 (8.70%) 3rd Line Support
7 6 (8.70%) IT Analyst
7 6 (8.70%) IT Support Analyst
7 6 (8.70%) Software Engineer
7 6 (8.70%) Support Analyst
8 5 (7.25%) Help Desk Analyst
8 5 (7.25%) Help Desk Support
8 5 (7.25%) Help Desk Support Analyst
8 5 (7.25%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.70%) BREW
1 6 (8.70%) Flash
1 6 (8.70%) J2ME
1 6 (8.70%) Middleware
1 6 (8.70%) OpenAL
1 6 (8.70%) OpenCL
1 6 (8.70%) OpenGL
1 6 (8.70%) Qt
1 6 (8.70%) Series 60
1 6 (8.70%) SVG
1 6 (8.70%) UIQ
2 3 (4.35%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.49%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 6 (8.70%) Device Driver
2 6 (8.70%) iPhone
2 6 (8.70%) MPEG
2 6 (8.70%) Smartphone
3 5 (7.25%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.80%) Driving Licence
5 3 (4.35%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (2.90%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.45%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.45%) Fintech
7 1 (1.45%) iPad
7 1 (1.45%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 36 (52.17%) Windows
2 21 (30.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (26.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (20.29%) Linux
5 13 (18.84%) Windows 7
6 12 (17.39%) Windows Server
7 8 (11.59%) Android
7 8 (11.59%) Windows 8
7 8 (11.59%) Windows Mobile
7 8 (11.59%) Windows XP
8 6 (8.70%) Embedded Linux
8 6 (8.70%) Nucleus RTOS
8 6 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (7.25%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (1.45%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.45%) Windows 10
10 1 (1.45%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (30.43%) Network Management
2 17 (24.64%) ITIL
3 16 (23.19%) Network Design
4 15 (21.74%) Configuration Management
5 11 (15.94%) Mentoring
5 11 (15.94%) Network Planning
6 8 (11.59%) Change Management
7 6 (8.70%) DRM
7 6 (8.70%) Mobile Commerce
7 6 (8.70%) Software Engineering
7 6 (8.70%) Speech Recognition
8 5 (7.25%) Coaching
8 5 (7.25%) Virtual Environments
9 4 (5.80%) Business Continuity
9 4 (5.80%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (5.80%) IT Strategy
9 4 (5.80%) Presales
10 3 (4.35%) Process Improvement
10 3 (4.35%) Validation
11 2 (2.90%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 15 (21.74%) SQL
2 7 (10.14%) Perl
2 7 (10.14%) PHP
2 7 (10.14%) Python
3 6 (8.70%) C
3 6 (8.70%) C++
3 6 (8.70%) Java
4 5 (7.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 29 (42.03%) CCNP
1 29 (42.03%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (14.49%) JNCIP
3 7 (10.14%) Degree
4 6 (8.70%) MCP
4 6 (8.70%) MCSE
4 6 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (7.25%) CCNA
5 5 (7.25%) NCIE
5 5 (7.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (4.35%) CCDP
6 3 (4.35%) HP ASE
6 3 (4.35%) HP MASE
7 2 (2.90%) SC Cleared
7 2 (2.90%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (30.43%) PCI DSS
2 11 (15.94%) SLA
System Software
1 48 (69.57%) Active Directory
2 20 (28.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (24.64%) Hyper-V
4 6 (8.70%) vSphere
5 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (1.45%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 19 (27.54%) Nagios
1 19 (27.54%) OpenNMS
2 15 (21.74%) Puppet
2 15 (21.74%) RANCID
2 15 (21.74%) SCCM
3 8 (11.59%) Cacti
4 4 (5.80%) HockeyApp
5 3 (4.35%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (1.45%) MobiControl
Vendors
1 34 (49.28%) Cisco
2 26 (37.68%) Microsoft
3 22 (31.88%) Juniper
3 22 (31.88%) VMware
4 17 (24.64%) Ericsson
4 17 (24.64%) Huawei
5 11 (15.94%) HP
6 9 (13.04%) SonicWALL
7 7 (10.14%) Brocade
7 7 (10.14%) Foundry
7 7 (10.14%) NetApp
7 7 (10.14%) ZyXEL
8 6 (8.70%) Dell
8 6 (8.70%) Intel
8 6 (8.70%) Intel Security
8 6 (8.70%) Symbian
9 4 (5.80%) Aruba
9 4 (5.80%) Draytek
9 4 (5.80%) Fortinet
9 4 (5.80%) Veeam
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