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 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)
England / North West
Rank 232 227 249
Rank change year-on-year -5 +22  
Permanent jobs citing WLAN 17 11 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.28% 0.19% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.88% 1.29% 1.07%
Number of salaries quoted 17 11 10
Median salary £37,500 £41,900 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.50% +28.92%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £33,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £41,700 £55,000 £55,000
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 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 904 850 1125
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 14.72% 14.95% 17.04%
Number of salaries quoted 701 693 862
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £22,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +3.65%  

WLAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 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 3 months to 25 March 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 3 months to 25 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
Cheshire +20 12 £33,750 -7.53% 2
Manchester -16 5 £40,000 -13.51% 2
WLAN
England

WLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

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 North West region with a requirement for WLAN.

1 43 (72.88%) WAN
2 41 (69.49%) LAN
3 39 (66.10%) Firewall
4 30 (50.85%) DNS
5 29 (49.15%) DHCP
6 28 (47.46%) Cisco
7 26 (44.07%) VPN
7 26 (44.07%) VLAN
8 24 (40.68%) Windows
9 23 (38.98%) Active Directory
10 22 (37.29%) ITIL
11 21 (35.59%) VoIP
11 21 (35.59%) Service Management
12 18 (30.51%) VMware
13 17 (28.81%) Network Security
13 17 (28.81%) Intrusion Detection
14 16 (27.12%) Cisco ASA
15 15 (25.42%) Cisco Certification
15 15 (25.42%) NHS
16 13 (22.03%) Video Conferencing
17 12 (20.34%) CCNP
17 12 (20.34%) PRINCE2
17 12 (20.34%) VMware Infrastructure
17 12 (20.34%) Data Centre
18 11 (18.64%) HP
18 11 (18.64%) Internet
18 11 (18.64%) Wi-Fi
19 10 (16.95%) Wireless
19 10 (16.95%) Programme Management
19 10 (16.95%) Agile Software Development

WLAN
Top Related 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 8 (13.56%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.39%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.69%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (5.08%) MS Excel
1 3 (5.08%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.47%) Office 365
2 3 (5.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.39%) IaaS
4 1 (1.69%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 43 (72.88%) WAN
2 41 (69.49%) LAN
3 39 (66.10%) Firewall
4 30 (50.85%) DNS
5 29 (49.15%) DHCP
6 26 (44.07%) VLAN
6 26 (44.07%) VPN
7 21 (35.59%) VoIP
8 17 (28.81%) Intrusion Detection
8 17 (28.81%) Network Security
9 16 (27.12%) Cisco ASA
10 11 (18.64%) Internet
10 11 (18.64%) Wi-Fi
11 10 (16.95%) Cisco Nexus
11 10 (16.95%) Wireless
12 9 (15.25%) TCP/IP
13 8 (13.56%) IPsec
14 7 (11.86%) Cisco Wireless
14 7 (11.86%) SSL
15 6 (10.17%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.39%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (10.17%) Automotive
1 6 (10.17%) Finance
1 6 (10.17%) Multimedia
2 1 (1.69%) Retail
2 1 (1.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (23.73%) Network Engineer
2 13 (22.03%) Analyst
3 9 (15.25%) IT Support
4 7 (11.86%) IT Analyst
4 7 (11.86%) IT Support Analyst
4 7 (11.86%) Support Analyst
5 6 (10.17%) Infrastructure Support
5 6 (10.17%) Network Analyst
5 6 (10.17%) Security Specialist
5 6 (10.17%) Software Engineer
6 5 (8.47%) Lead Network Engineer
6 5 (8.47%) Senior Network Engineer
7 4 (6.78%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (6.78%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 4 (6.78%) Identity Management Specialist
7 4 (6.78%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 4 (6.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (6.78%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 4 (6.78%) IT Security Specialist
7 4 (6.78%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.17%) BREW
1 6 (10.17%) Flash
1 6 (10.17%) J2ME
1 6 (10.17%) Middleware
1 6 (10.17%) OpenAL
1 6 (10.17%) OpenCL
1 6 (10.17%) OpenGL
1 6 (10.17%) Qt
1 6 (10.17%) Series 60
1 6 (10.17%) SVG
1 6 (10.17%) UIQ
2 5 (8.47%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 15 (25.42%) NHS
2 13 (22.03%) Video Conferencing
3 12 (20.34%) Data Centre
4 6 (10.17%) Device Driver
4 6 (10.17%) iPhone
4 6 (10.17%) MPEG
4 6 (10.17%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.69%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.69%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.69%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 24 (40.68%) Windows
2 10 (16.95%) Windows Server
3 8 (13.56%) Linux
4 7 (11.86%) Windows 7
5 6 (10.17%) Android
5 6 (10.17%) Embedded Linux
5 6 (10.17%) Nucleus RTOS
5 6 (10.17%) Windows 8
5 6 (10.17%) Windows Mobile
5 6 (10.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.69%) CentOS
7 1 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (37.29%) ITIL
2 21 (35.59%) Service Management
3 12 (20.34%) PRINCE2
4 10 (16.95%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (16.95%) Data Protection
4 10 (16.95%) ITSM
4 10 (16.95%) Programme Management
4 10 (16.95%) Security Management
4 10 (16.95%) Service Design
5 8 (13.56%) Coaching
5 8 (13.56%) Identity Access Management
5 8 (13.56%) Mentoring
6 6 (10.17%) DRM
6 6 (10.17%) Mobile Commerce
6 6 (10.17%) Network Management
6 6 (10.17%) Software Engineering
6 6 (10.17%) Speech Recognition
7 4 (6.78%) Network Design
7 4 (6.78%) Presales
8 3 (5.08%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 8 (13.56%) C
2 6 (10.17%) C++
2 6 (10.17%) Java
3 2 (3.39%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (25.42%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (20.34%) CCNP
3 7 (11.86%) CCNA
4 6 (10.17%) Degree
5 4 (6.78%) MCSE
5 4 (6.78%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (5.08%) CCDP
6 3 (5.08%) CCIE
6 3 (5.08%) HP ASE
6 3 (5.08%) HP MASE
7 2 (3.39%) DBS Check
7 2 (3.39%) JNCIP
8 1 (1.69%) MCP
8 1 (1.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.39%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (38.98%) Active Directory
2 12 (20.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.08%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.39%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (3.39%) vSphere
5 1 (1.69%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.69%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (5.08%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (3.39%) Cacti
3 1 (1.69%) Nagios
Vendors
1 28 (47.46%) Cisco
2 18 (30.51%) VMware
3 11 (18.64%) HP
4 8 (13.56%) Intel Security
5 7 (11.86%) Meraki
5 7 (11.86%) WatchGuard
6 6 (10.17%) Intel
6 6 (10.17%) Microsoft
6 6 (10.17%) Symbian
7 5 (8.47%) Aruba
7 5 (8.47%) Veeam
8 3 (5.08%) Avaya
8 3 (5.08%) BroadSoft
8 3 (5.08%) IronPort
8 3 (5.08%) MikroTik
8 3 (5.08%) Mitel
8 3 (5.08%) NEC
8 3 (5.08%) Polycom
8 3 (5.08%) Ruckus Wireless
8 3 (5.08%) Siemens
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