Period
to 17 January 2020

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 17 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wireless LAN (WLAN)
UK
6 months to
17 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 667 731 753
Rank change year-on-year +64 +22 -91
Permanent jobs citing WLAN 362 408 454
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.27% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.91% 1.79% 1.72%
Number of salaries quoted 285 339 346
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £25,000 £28,900 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £76,250 £66,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £40,500 £43,750
% change year-on-year -7.41% -7.43% -0.57%

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 18,980 22,799 26,425
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.05% 15.08% 15.26%
Number of salaries quoted 14,923 17,849 21,432
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 17 January 2020.

Salary histogram for WLAN in the UK

WLAN
Top 15 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 17 January 2020. 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 +49 334 £47,000 -1.05% 62
UK excluding London +45 209 £37,500 -7.41% 46
London +65 146 £65,000 +23.81% 17
South East +28 56 £57,500 +76.92% 17
Midlands +36 51 £26,500 -41.11% 6
North of England +47 41 £37,000 -22.11% 9
West Midlands +13 39 £29,750 -30.00%
North West +61 33 £37,000 -33.18% 2
East of England +74 24 £46,250 -19.57% 6
South West +5 16 £37,500 +19.05% 7
East Midlands +29 12 £21,500 -54.01% 6
Wales -7 11 £37,500 +1.35%
Yorkshire +22 8 £30,000 -36.84% 7
Northern Ireland - 7 £37,500 -
Scotland +22 3 £46,250 +15.63% 1

For the 6 months to 17 January 2020, 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.

1 331 (91.44%) LAN
2 306 (84.53%) WAN
3 214 (59.12%) Firewall
4 212 (58.56%) Cisco
5 166 (45.86%) VPN
6 145 (40.06%) Cisco Certification
6 145 (40.06%) Wireless
7 125 (34.53%) Network Security
8 103 (28.45%) Windows
9 101 (27.90%) CCNP
10 92 (25.41%) Azure
11 86 (23.76%) DNS
12 85 (23.48%) DHCP
13 81 (22.38%) Active Directory
14 77 (21.27%) CCNA
14 77 (21.27%) Microsoft
15 68 (18.78%) Data Centre
16 67 (18.51%) MPLS
17 66 (18.23%) ITIL
17 66 (18.23%) VMware
18 62 (17.13%) TCP/IP
19 60 (16.57%) VoIP
19 60 (16.57%) BGP
20 58 (16.02%) OSPF
20 58 (16.02%) Cisco ASA
21 53 (14.64%) AWS
22 51 (14.09%) Network Monitoring
23 46 (12.71%) Windows Server
23 46 (12.71%) Office 365
23 46 (12.71%) MS Exchange

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 46 (12.71%) MS Exchange
2 28 (7.73%) Skype for Business
3 16 (4.42%) SharePoint
4 14 (3.87%) IIS
5 7 (1.93%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 21 (5.80%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.93%) MS Visio
3 6 (1.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (1.93%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 92 (25.41%) Azure
2 53 (14.64%) AWS
3 46 (12.71%) Office 365
4 18 (4.97%) Cloud Computing
5 14 (3.87%) IaaS
6 12 (3.31%) PaaS
6 12 (3.31%) SaaS
7 11 (3.04%) OpenShift
8 6 (1.66%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 4 (1.10%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (1.10%) OneDrive
10 3 (0.83%) Yammer
11 2 (0.55%) Dropbox
11 2 (0.55%) GCP
11 2 (0.55%) OpenDNS
11 2 (0.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 1 (0.28%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (0.28%) G Suite
12 1 (0.28%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 331 (91.44%) LAN
2 306 (84.53%) WAN
3 214 (59.12%) Firewall
4 166 (45.86%) VPN
5 145 (40.06%) Wireless
6 125 (34.53%) Network Security
7 86 (23.76%) DNS
8 85 (23.48%) DHCP
9 67 (18.51%) MPLS
10 62 (17.13%) TCP/IP
11 60 (16.57%) BGP
11 60 (16.57%) VoIP
12 58 (16.02%) Cisco ASA
12 58 (16.02%) OSPF
13 42 (11.60%) Multicast
14 34 (9.39%) IPsec
15 33 (9.12%) Intrusion Detection
16 32 (8.84%) Internet
17 29 (8.01%) HSRP
18 27 (7.46%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (5.80%) MySQL
2 10 (2.76%) Amazon RDS
2 10 (2.76%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 27 (7.46%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 24 (6.63%) Git (software)
3 21 (5.80%) Subversion
4 5 (1.38%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.28%) JIRA
General
1 19 (5.25%) Telecoms
2 17 (4.70%) Finance
3 16 (4.42%) Retail
4 10 (2.76%) Law
5 9 (2.49%) Public Sector
6 6 (1.66%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.10%) Electronics
8 3 (0.83%) Games
8 3 (0.83%) Legal
9 2 (0.55%) Billing
Job Titles
1 122 (33.70%) Network Engineer
2 66 (18.23%) Senior Network Engineer
3 57 (15.75%) Support Engineer
4 47 (12.98%) IT Engineer
5 35 (9.67%) IT Support
6 34 (9.39%) Consultant
7 30 (8.29%) IT Support Engineer
8 27 (7.46%) Network Consultant
9 26 (7.18%) Architect
9 26 (7.18%) Cisco Engineer
10 24 (6.63%) Analyst
11 22 (6.08%) Administrator
12 21 (5.80%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 21 (5.80%) Systems Administrator
13 20 (5.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 19 (5.25%) Network Administrator
14 19 (5.25%) Security Engineer
14 19 (5.25%) Systems Engineer
15 16 (4.42%) 3rd Line Support
15 16 (4.42%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (6.63%) LDAP
2 22 (6.08%) 802.1X
3 21 (5.80%) LAMP
4 4 (1.10%) .NET
5 2 (0.55%) Web Services
5 2 (0.55%) XMPP
6 1 (0.28%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 68 (18.78%) Data Centre
2 33 (9.12%) Clustering
3 31 (8.56%) Replication
4 29 (8.01%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 18 (4.97%) IPTV
5 18 (4.97%) MPEG
5 18 (4.97%) Video\Live Streaming
6 13 (3.59%) Self-Motivation
7 12 (3.31%) Analytical Skills
8 11 (3.04%) Driving Licence
9 9 (2.49%) Mobile Computing
10 8 (2.21%) Management Information System
10 8 (2.21%) Public Cloud
11 6 (1.66%) Enterprise Storage
12 5 (1.38%) NHS
12 5 (1.38%) Wiki
13 4 (1.10%) Hybrid Cloud
14 3 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
15 2 (0.55%) FMCG
15 2 (0.55%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 103 (28.45%) Windows
2 46 (12.71%) Windows Server
3 40 (11.05%) Linux
4 21 (5.80%) CentOS
4 21 (5.80%) Ubuntu
5 19 (5.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (4.97%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (4.42%) Android
8 10 (2.76%) Windows 8
9 9 (2.49%) Windows 10
10 8 (2.21%) Windows Embedded Compact
10 8 (2.21%) Windows XP
11 7 (1.93%) Windows 7
12 6 (1.66%) Mac OS
13 5 (1.38%) Apple iOS
13 5 (1.38%) Solaris
14 4 (1.10%) CatOS
15 2 (0.55%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.28%) Unix
16 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (18.23%) ITIL
2 51 (14.09%) Network Monitoring
3 40 (11.05%) Cybersecurity
4 33 (9.12%) Problem-Solving
5 29 (8.01%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 29 (8.01%) Load Balancing
5 29 (8.01%) Network Design
6 27 (7.46%) Network Architecture
7 25 (6.91%) DDoS Mitigation
7 25 (6.91%) Presales
7 25 (6.91%) TOGAF
8 22 (6.08%) Network Management
9 21 (5.80%) Disaster Recovery
10 20 (5.52%) Change Management
10 20 (5.52%) Continuous Improvement
10 20 (5.52%) Statistics
10 20 (5.52%) Technical Leadership
11 19 (5.25%) Kalman Filter
12 17 (4.70%) Enterprise Architecture
12 17 (4.70%) Thought Leadership
Programming Languages
1 23 (6.35%) PowerShell
2 22 (6.08%) Bash Shell
3 19 (5.25%) SQL
4 9 (2.49%) Python
5 4 (1.10%) C#
6 2 (0.55%) Java
7 1 (0.28%) Perl
Qualifications
1 145 (40.06%) Cisco Certification
2 101 (27.90%) CCNP
3 77 (21.27%) CCNA
4 29 (8.01%) Degree
5 24 (6.63%) Microsoft Certification
6 23 (6.35%) CCIE
7 22 (6.08%) MCSE
8 18 (4.97%) MCSA
9 12 (3.31%) CCDP
10 10 (2.76%) CISSP
11 8 (2.21%) Computer Science Degree
11 8 (2.21%) DBS Check
12 7 (1.93%) TOGAF Certification
13 6 (1.66%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 5 (1.38%) CCIE Routing and Switching
14 5 (1.38%) MCP
15 3 (0.83%) JNCIE
16 2 (0.55%) CCVP
16 2 (0.55%) JNCIA
16 2 (0.55%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (8.29%) SLA
2 22 (6.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (4.42%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (0.83%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.55%) GDPR
5 2 (0.55%) PMO
6 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 81 (22.38%) Active Directory
2 42 (11.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (9.94%) Hyper-V
4 14 (3.87%) Docker
5 7 (1.93%) Firmware
6 6 (1.66%) Virtual Servers
7 5 (1.38%) DRBD
7 5 (1.38%) GlusterFS
7 5 (1.38%) vSphere
8 4 (1.10%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.83%) XenApp
10 2 (0.55%) NLBS
10 2 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.55%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.28%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 28 (7.73%) Puppet
2 21 (5.80%) Nagios
2 21 (5.80%) ZABBIX
3 12 (3.31%) SolarWinds Orion
4 11 (3.04%) Kubernetes
5 8 (2.21%) Ansible
6 5 (1.38%) FortiGate
6 5 (1.38%) Galera Cluster
6 5 (1.38%) SCCM
7 4 (1.10%) Cisco CUCM
8 3 (0.83%) Cisco UCCX
8 3 (0.83%) Single Sign-On
8 3 (0.83%) Terraform
9 2 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.55%) PaperCut
9 2 (0.55%) WSUS
10 1 (0.28%) Cacti
10 1 (0.28%) Jamf Pro
10 1 (0.28%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.28%) QRadar
Vendors
1 212 (58.56%) Cisco
2 77 (21.27%) Microsoft
3 66 (18.23%) VMware
4 44 (12.15%) Juniper
4 44 (12.15%) Palo Alto
5 39 (10.77%) CheckPoint
6 29 (8.01%) SolarWinds
7 28 (7.73%) F5
8 26 (7.18%) Meraki
9 21 (5.80%) Red Hat
10 20 (5.52%) HP
11 18 (4.97%) Aerohive Networks
12 17 (4.70%) Fortinet
13 15 (4.14%) Aruba
14 14 (3.87%) Extreme Networks
15 12 (3.31%) Riverbed
16 11 (3.04%) Infoblox
16 11 (3.04%) Veeam
16 11 (3.04%) Zscaler
17 10 (2.76%) Blue Coat