Period
to 27 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wireless LAN (WLAN)
UK
6 months to
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 673 772 897
Rank change year-on-year +99 +125 -20
Permanent jobs citing WLAN 552 407 388
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.24% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.12% 1.50% 1.14%
Number of salaries quoted 424 355 328
UK median annual salary £51,000 £42,500 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -4.49% -6.32%
10th Percentile £29,000 £25,850 £28,175
90th Percentile £72,000 £63,250 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +25.00% - -5.88%

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 with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 26,045 27,210 33,931
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.12% 15.95% 16.91%
Number of salaries quoted 20,664 22,167 28,158
UK median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.22% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,500 £25,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

WLAN
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing WLAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for WLAN in the UK

WLAN
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for WLAN in the UK

WLAN
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing WLAN over the 6 months to 27 May 2018.

Salary histogram for WLAN in the UK

WLAN
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WLAN within the UK over the 6 months to 27 May 2018. 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
England +100 521 £51,000 +23.64% 69
UK excluding London +54 356 £50,000 +25.00% 57
London +72 182 £51,000 +2.00% 16
South East +56 155 £56,250 +32.35% 14
Midlands +29 88 £42,250 +5.63% 15
North of England +31 67 £42,500 +13.33% 17
West Midlands +23 63 £40,000 +14.29% 6
North West +2 41 £47,500 +26.67% 14
East Midlands -11 25 £42,500 -3.41% 9
South West -25 25 £32,500 +30.00% 5
Yorkshire +44 23 £33,500 +17.54% 2
East of England +6 22 £45,000 -21.74% 2
Scotland -29 16 £50,000 -4.76% 3
Wales +11 4 £28,750 -45.24% 1
North East -23 3 £42,000 +52.73% 1
Northern Ireland - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 27 May 2018, 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 with a requirement for WLAN.

1 464 (84.06%) LAN
2 414 (75.00%) WAN
3 384 (69.57%) Cisco
4 260 (47.10%) Firewall
5 252 (45.65%) Cisco Certification
6 214 (38.77%) Wireless
7 211 (38.22%) CCNP
8 201 (36.41%) VPN
9 193 (34.96%) VMware
10 184 (33.33%) Windows
11 174 (31.52%) MPLS
12 171 (30.98%) VLAN
13 169 (30.62%) CheckPoint
14 162 (29.35%) Network Security
15 146 (26.45%) Active Directory
16 144 (26.09%) DNS
17 134 (24.28%) Microsoft
18 132 (23.91%) Juniper
19 131 (23.73%) VMware Infrastructure
20 124 (22.46%) ITIL
21 120 (21.74%) Cisco ASA
22 118 (21.38%) Microsoft Azure
23 116 (21.01%) DHCP
23 116 (21.01%) Windows Server
24 110 (19.93%) Data Centre
24 110 (19.93%) Citrix
24 110 (19.93%) HP
25 108 (19.57%) Finance
26 107 (19.38%) CCNA
27 101 (18.30%) F5

WLAN
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 49 (8.88%) Skype for Business
2 48 (8.70%) MS Exchange
3 44 (7.97%) Exchange Server 2013
4 23 (4.17%) IIS
4 23 (4.17%) SharePoint
5 7 (1.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 6 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.36%) nginx
7 2 (0.36%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2000
8 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.18%) SAS
Applications
1 37 (6.70%) Microsoft Office
2 33 (5.98%) MS Visio
3 10 (1.81%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.18%) Mozilla Thunderbird
5 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.09%) Elite 3E
2 2 (0.36%) Orchard Housing
3 1 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 118 (21.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 81 (14.67%) Amazon AWS
3 61 (11.05%) Office 365
4 26 (4.71%) IaaS
5 19 (3.44%) SaaS
6 15 (2.72%) PaaS
7 10 (1.81%) Mimecast
8 9 (1.63%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.72%) IBM Cloud
9 4 (0.72%) SoftLayer
10 2 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.18%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.18%) OpenDNS
Communications & Networking
1 464 (84.06%) LAN
2 414 (75.00%) WAN
3 260 (47.10%) Firewall
4 214 (38.77%) Wireless
5 201 (36.41%) VPN
6 174 (31.52%) MPLS
7 171 (30.98%) VLAN
8 162 (29.35%) Network Security
9 144 (26.09%) DNS
10 120 (21.74%) Cisco ASA
11 116 (21.01%) DHCP
12 95 (17.21%) TCP/IP
13 90 (16.30%) SAN
14 82 (14.86%) VoIP
15 76 (13.77%) Cisco Nexus
16 74 (13.41%) BGP
17 66 (11.96%) NetScaler
18 64 (11.59%) OSPF
19 53 (9.60%) Ethernet
20 51 (9.24%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (6.70%) SQL Server
2 11 (1.99%) SQL Server 2008
2 11 (1.99%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (1.45%) MySQL
3 8 (1.45%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (0.36%) Big Data
4 2 (0.36%) Blockchain
5 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 23 (4.17%) Sonatype Nexus
2 5 (0.91%) ClearCase
2 5 (0.91%) LabVIEW
3 2 (0.36%) JIRA
3 2 (0.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.18%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.18%) Jenkins
General
1 108 (19.57%) Finance
2 49 (8.88%) Retail
3 31 (5.62%) Manufacturing
4 27 (4.89%) Telecoms
5 23 (4.17%) Law
6 18 (3.26%) Legal
7 12 (2.17%) Financial Institution
8 11 (1.99%) Electronics
9 10 (1.81%) Advertising
10 5 (0.91%) Marketing
11 4 (0.72%) Banking
11 4 (0.72%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.18%) Back Office
12 1 (0.18%) Local Government
12 1 (0.18%) Military
Job Titles
1 158 (28.62%) Network Engineer
2 68 (12.32%) Architect
3 54 (9.78%) Analyst
4 52 (9.42%) Solutions Architect
5 48 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 48 (8.70%) Security Architect
5 48 (8.70%) Security Solutions Architect
6 44 (7.97%) Support Engineer
7 34 (6.16%) LAN Engineer
8 30 (5.43%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 26 (4.71%) Cisco Engineer
10 25 (4.53%) Infrastructure Specialist
11 24 (4.35%) Security Engineer
12 23 (4.17%) IT Support
12 23 (4.17%) Network Specialist
13 22 (3.99%) Information Architect
13 22 (3.99%) Network Analyst
13 22 (3.99%) Network Infrastructure Specialist
13 22 (3.99%) Network Security Specialist
13 22 (3.99%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (3.99%) 802.1X
2 16 (2.90%) LDAP
3 12 (2.17%) Web Services
4 5 (0.91%) STL
5 2 (0.36%) JSON
5 2 (0.36%) VXML
5 2 (0.36%) WAP
5 2 (0.36%) XMPP
6 1 (0.18%) LAMP
6 1 (0.18%) REST
6 1 (0.18%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 110 (19.93%) Data Centre
2 49 (8.88%) Cyberthreat
3 44 (7.97%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 39 (7.07%) Analytical Skills
5 29 (5.25%) HP StoreVirtual
6 28 (5.07%) Private Cloud
7 22 (3.99%) Video Conferencing
8 19 (3.44%) Computer Science
9 17 (3.08%) Mobile Computing
10 15 (2.72%) Management Information System
11 13 (2.36%) Self-Motivation
12 12 (2.17%) Driving Licence
13 11 (1.99%) Mobile App
14 8 (1.45%) Public Cloud
15 6 (1.09%) Clustering
15 6 (1.09%) PDA
16 5 (0.91%) Blackberry
16 5 (0.91%) Digital TV
16 5 (0.91%) RSA SecurID
16 5 (0.91%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 184 (33.33%) Windows
2 116 (21.01%) Windows Server
3 86 (15.58%) Windows Server 2008
4 66 (11.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 43 (7.79%) Linux
6 24 (4.35%) Windows 7
7 14 (2.54%) Android
8 12 (2.17%) Apple iOS
9 10 (1.81%) Windows 10
9 10 (1.81%) Windows 8
10 8 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (0.91%) Solaris
11 5 (0.91%) VxWorks
12 3 (0.54%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.54%) Unix
12 3 (0.54%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.18%) VMS
13 1 (0.18%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (22.46%) ITIL
2 95 (17.21%) Presales
3 94 (17.03%) Load Balancing
4 67 (12.14%) Incident Management
5 63 (11.41%) Change Management
6 58 (10.51%) Service Management
7 56 (10.14%) Problem-Solving
8 50 (9.06%) Vulnerability Management
9 48 (8.70%) Capacity Planning
9 48 (8.70%) Kalman Filter
10 44 (7.97%) Malware Detection/Protection
10 44 (7.97%) SIEM
10 44 (7.97%) Software Optimisation
11 40 (7.25%) Disaster Recovery
11 40 (7.25%) Network Design
12 39 (7.07%) Multi-Factor Authentication
12 39 (7.07%) Network Architecture
12 39 (7.07%) Two-Factor Authentication
13 37 (6.70%) Problem Management
14 34 (6.16%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 101 (18.30%) PowerShell
2 47 (8.51%) SQL
3 33 (5.98%) Python
4 8 (1.45%) C
4 8 (1.45%) Perl
5 5 (0.91%) C++
5 5 (0.91%) Java
5 5 (0.91%) MATLAB
5 5 (0.91%) Tcl
6 2 (0.36%) PHP
7 1 (0.18%) Lisp
7 1 (0.18%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.18%) VBA
7 1 (0.18%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 252 (45.65%) Cisco Certification
2 211 (38.22%) CCNP
3 107 (19.38%) CCNA
4 77 (13.95%) CCIE
5 66 (11.96%) CCDP
6 41 (7.43%) Degree
7 29 (5.25%) CCSE
7 29 (5.25%) JNCIP
8 27 (4.89%) CISSP
9 24 (4.35%) Security Cleared
10 22 (3.99%) IISP
10 22 (3.99%) ISSAP
11 18 (3.26%) Microsoft Certification
12 13 (2.36%) SC Cleared
13 11 (1.99%) Computer Science Degree
14 9 (1.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 8 (1.45%) Check Point Certification
15 8 (1.45%) Citrix Certification
15 8 (1.45%) MCSE
16 7 (1.27%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (6.88%) SLA
2 7 (1.27%) PMO
3 3 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.18%) GDPR
System Software
1 146 (26.45%) Active Directory
2 131 (23.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (6.34%) Hyper-V
4 32 (5.80%) DFS Replication
5 29 (5.25%) XenApp
6 25 (4.53%) XenDesktop
7 15 (2.72%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (1.45%) vSphere
9 7 (1.27%) FreeRADIUS
10 5 (0.91%) Terminal Services
11 3 (0.54%) Firmware
11 3 (0.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (0.54%) ProxySG
11 3 (0.54%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.36%) VMware NSX
13 1 (0.18%) Docker
13 1 (0.18%) KVM
Systems Management
1 23 (4.17%) Puppet
1 23 (4.17%) Terraform
2 22 (3.99%) QRadar
3 12 (2.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 11 (1.99%) Cisco Prime
5 9 (1.63%) SCCM
5 9 (1.63%) SCOM
5 9 (1.63%) TrustSec
6 8 (1.45%) Cisco CUCM
7 5 (0.91%) WSUS
8 4 (0.72%) Backup Exec
9 3 (0.54%) SolarWinds Orion
10 2 (0.36%) CA Spectrum
10 2 (0.36%) Cisco UCCE
10 2 (0.36%) FortiGate
10 2 (0.36%) Nagios
10 2 (0.36%) OpenView
11 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Intune
11 1 (0.18%) Stealthwatch
11 1 (0.18%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 384 (69.57%) Cisco
2 193 (34.96%) VMware
3 169 (30.62%) CheckPoint
4 134 (24.28%) Microsoft
5 132 (23.91%) Juniper
6 110 (19.93%) Citrix
6 110 (19.93%) HP
7 101 (18.30%) F5
8 75 (13.59%) Fortinet
9 73 (13.22%) SolarWinds
10 68 (12.32%) Forcepoint
11 65 (11.78%) Zscaler
12 55 (9.96%) Blue Coat
13 48 (8.70%) NetApp
14 44 (7.97%) Tufin
15 43 (7.79%) Meraki
16 37 (6.70%) Aruba
17 34 (6.16%) Google
18 33 (5.98%) Riverbed
19 31 (5.62%) Infoblox