Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wireless LAN (WLAN)
England > North West
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 336 296 334
Rank change year-on-year -40 +38 +38
Permanent jobs citing WLAN 37 74 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.28% 0.59% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.88% 3.81% 1.57%
Number of salaries quoted 35 68 26
North West median annual salary £37,500 £44,000 £34,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.77% +26.62% -22.78%
10th Percentile £26,250 £33,750 £21,250
90th Percentile £53,250 £54,730 £61,875
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 North West with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1964 1943 1914
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 14.86% 15.57% 14.61%
Number of salaries quoted 1573 1607 1517
North West median annual salary £39,500 £39,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.28% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £22,000 £21,250 £20,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £56,250 £60,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

WLAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing WLAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for WLAN in the North West

WLAN
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for WLAN in the North West

WLAN
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing WLAN in the North West over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Salary histogram for WLAN in the North West

WLAN
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 WLAN within the North West region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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
Manchester -34 21 £45,000 +2.27% 1
Cheshire -19 16 £27,500 -31.25%
WLAN
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 North West region with a requirement for WLAN.

1 28 (75.68%) LAN
2 27 (72.97%) Firewall
3 24 (64.86%) Cisco
4 22 (59.46%) CCNP
4 22 (59.46%) VPN
4 22 (59.46%) Cisco Certification
4 22 (59.46%) WAN
5 20 (54.05%) Windows
6 14 (37.84%) VMware
7 13 (35.14%) IPsec
7 13 (35.14%) VMware Infrastructure
8 12 (32.43%) Network Security
8 12 (32.43%) Wireless
8 12 (32.43%) SSL
8 12 (32.43%) CCNA
9 11 (29.73%) Active Directory
9 11 (29.73%) BGP
9 11 (29.73%) Microsoft Azure
9 11 (29.73%) Data Centre
10 10 (27.03%) OpenScape
10 10 (27.03%) Cisco Wireless
10 10 (27.03%) F5
10 10 (27.03%) Office 365
10 10 (27.03%) Cisco Nexus
10 10 (27.03%) Cisco ASA
10 10 (27.03%) Polycom
10 10 (27.03%) Video Conferencing
10 10 (27.03%) IronPort
10 10 (27.03%) Hyper-V
10 10 (27.03%) BIG-IP

WLAN
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 4 (10.81%) MS Exchange
2 3 (8.11%) SharePoint
2 3 (8.11%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.70%) Apache
3 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (29.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (27.03%) Office 365
3 7 (18.92%) G Suite
4 3 (8.11%) IaaS
5 1 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (75.68%) LAN
2 27 (72.97%) Firewall
3 22 (59.46%) VPN
3 22 (59.46%) WAN
4 13 (35.14%) IPsec
5 12 (32.43%) Network Security
5 12 (32.43%) SSL
5 12 (32.43%) Wireless
6 11 (29.73%) BGP
7 10 (27.03%) BIG-IP
7 10 (27.03%) Cisco ASA
7 10 (27.03%) Cisco Nexus
7 10 (27.03%) Cisco Wireless
7 10 (27.03%) EIGRP
7 10 (27.03%) OpenScape
8 9 (24.32%) DHCP
8 9 (24.32%) DNS
9 6 (16.22%) Cisco IOS
9 6 (16.22%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 6 (16.22%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
General
1 4 (10.81%) Finance
2 2 (5.41%) Retail
3 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (37.84%) Network Engineer
2 11 (29.73%) Analyst
3 7 (18.92%) Cisco Engineer
3 7 (18.92%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 6 (16.22%) IT Technician
5 5 (13.51%) Lead Network Engineer
5 5 (13.51%) Network Security Engineer
5 5 (13.51%) Security Engineer
5 5 (13.51%) Senior Network Engineer
6 4 (10.81%) Cisco Security Engineer
6 4 (10.81%) Support Analyst
7 3 (8.11%) Network Analyst
7 3 (8.11%) Technical Analyst
8 2 (5.41%) 3rd Line Support
8 2 (5.41%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
8 2 (5.41%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
8 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Engineer
8 2 (5.41%) Wireless Engineer
8 2 (5.41%) Wireless Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 11 (29.73%) Data Centre
2 10 (27.03%) Video Conferencing
3 6 (16.22%) Driving Licence
4 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.41%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (5.41%) Mobile Computing
5 1 (2.70%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (2.70%) Life Science
5 1 (2.70%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 20 (54.05%) Windows
2 9 (24.32%) Windows 8
2 9 (24.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (21.62%) Windows Server
4 7 (18.92%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (16.22%) Windows XP
6 4 (10.81%) Windows 7
7 2 (5.41%) Android
8 1 (2.70%) CentOS
8 1 (2.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.03%) ITIL
2 6 (16.22%) ITIL V2
2 6 (16.22%) Network Monitoring
2 6 (16.22%) Time Management
3 3 (8.11%) Mentoring
4 2 (5.41%) Break/Fix
4 2 (5.41%) Data Protection
4 2 (5.41%) Network Management
4 2 (5.41%) Patch Management
4 2 (5.41%) Problem Management
4 2 (5.41%) Project Management
4 2 (5.41%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (5.41%) SDLC
5 1 (2.70%) Asset Management
5 1 (2.70%) Business Continuity
5 1 (2.70%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (2.70%) Hardware Maintenance
5 1 (2.70%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (2.70%) Network Virtualisation
5 1 (2.70%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.41%) R
1 2 (5.41%) SQL
2 1 (2.70%) Bash Shell
2 1 (2.70%) C
2 1 (2.70%) Python
Qualifications
1 22 (59.46%) CCNP
1 22 (59.46%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (32.43%) CCNA
3 9 (24.32%) DBS Check
4 8 (21.62%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (18.92%) MCP
5 7 (18.92%) MCSE
6 6 (16.22%) A+ Certification
7 3 (8.11%) Degree
8 1 (2.70%) CCDP
8 1 (2.70%) CCIE
8 1 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (35.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (29.73%) Active Directory
3 10 (27.03%) Hyper-V
4 3 (8.11%) XenApp
5 1 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (16.22%) Cacti
2 4 (10.81%) AirWatch
3 2 (5.41%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (5.41%) WSUS
4 1 (2.70%) Ansible
4 1 (2.70%) FortiGate
4 1 (2.70%) Nagios
4 1 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.70%) Puppet
Vendors
1 24 (64.86%) Cisco
2 14 (37.84%) VMware
3 10 (27.03%) F5
3 10 (27.03%) IronPort
3 10 (27.03%) Polycom
3 10 (27.03%) Siemens
4 8 (21.62%) Google
4 8 (21.62%) Microsoft
4 8 (21.62%) SolarWinds
5 5 (13.51%) HP
6 3 (8.11%) Apple
6 3 (8.11%) CheckPoint
6 3 (8.11%) Citrix
7 2 (5.41%) Ruckus Wireless
7 2 (5.41%) SOTI
7 2 (5.41%) Splunk
8 1 (2.70%) Capita
8 1 (2.70%) Red Hat
8 1 (2.70%) SaltStack