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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 23 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wireless LAN (WLAN)
UK
6 months to
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 848 699 648
Rank change year-on-year -149 -51 +100
Permanent jobs citing WLAN 375 195 259
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.21% 0.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.73% 1.65% 1.87%
Number of salaries quoted 294 157 218
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,650 £26,250
25th Percentile £33,000 £31,000 £34,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,625 £38,000 £48,750
Median % change year-on-year +20.07% -22.05% -2.50%
75th Percentile £63,750 £43,822 £67,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £57,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,500 £38,000 £39,317
% change year-on-year +1.32% -3.35% -17.23%

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 21,644 11,805 13,864
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.28% 12.85% 14.92%
Number of salaries quoted 11,670 8,757 11,052
10th Percentile £28,250 £28,500 £27,000
25th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £49,556
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +0.90% +6.57%
75th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

WLAN
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for WLAN in the UK

WLAN
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing WLAN.

Salary trend for WLAN in the UK

WLAN
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing WLAN over the 6 months to 23 May 2022.

Salary histogram for WLAN in the UK

WLAN
Top 17 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 23 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England -135 321 £42,500 +11.84% 34
UK excluding London -81 233 £38,500 +1.32% 27
Work from Home -206 125 £52,500 +6.06% 7
London -190 91 £52,500 +5.00% 10
South East -86 71 £38,000 -10.59% 6
North of England -67 58 £37,500 -6.25% 6
Midlands -45 55 £32,000 -1.54% 8
East Midlands -19 28 £27,500 -3.51% 3
East of England -55 27 £75,000 +150.00% 1
Yorkshire -39 21 £55,000 +37.50% 3
North West -83 20 £37,500 -6.25%
West Midlands -38 19 £41,250 +14.58% 4
North East - 17 £37,500 - 3
South West -33 14 £40,000 +33.33% 3
Scotland -61 6 £45,000 +53.19% 1
Wales -37 1 £50,000 - 1
Northern Ireland - 1 £47,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, 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.

1 339 (90.40%) LAN
2 297 (79.20%) WAN
3 209 (55.73%) Cisco
4 188 (50.13%) Firewall
5 170 (45.33%) Wireless
6 148 (39.47%) Microsoft
7 128 (34.13%) Active Directory
8 123 (32.80%) VPN
9 120 (32.00%) Cisco Certification
10 105 (28.00%) Windows
11 94 (25.07%) Microsoft 365
12 91 (24.27%) Azure
13 87 (23.20%) Data Centre
13 87 (23.20%) CCNA
14 78 (20.80%) DNS
14 78 (20.80%) TCP/IP
14 78 (20.80%) Wi-Fi
15 77 (20.53%) CCNP
15 77 (20.53%) SD-WAN
16 70 (18.67%) Social Skills
17 66 (17.60%) DHCP
18 64 (17.07%) Meraki
19 63 (16.80%) Linux
20 61 (16.27%) VoIP
21 59 (15.73%) Aruba
22 56 (14.93%) ITIL
23 54 (14.40%) VMware
24 53 (14.13%) VLAN
25 52 (13.87%) BGP
26 51 (13.60%) Service Delivery

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 25 (6.67%) MS Exchange
2 10 (2.67%) SharePoint
3 9 (2.40%) Cloud Foundry
3 9 (2.40%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.27%) IIS
Applications
1 34 (9.07%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (6.93%) MS Visio
3 19 (5.07%) Microsoft Excel
4 15 (4.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.80%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 94 (25.07%) Microsoft 365
2 91 (24.27%) Azure
3 45 (12.00%) AWS
4 27 (7.20%) IaaS
4 27 (7.20%) PaaS
5 26 (6.93%) Azure Active Directory
6 13 (3.47%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (1.07%) AWS Direct Connect
7 4 (1.07%) Lucidchart
7 4 (1.07%) Serverless
8 3 (0.80%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.80%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 3 (0.80%) GitHub
8 3 (0.80%) OneDrive
8 3 (0.80%) SaaS
9 2 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.53%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.53%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 339 (90.40%) LAN
2 297 (79.20%) WAN
3 188 (50.13%) Firewall
4 170 (45.33%) Wireless
5 123 (32.80%) VPN
6 78 (20.80%) DNS
6 78 (20.80%) TCP/IP
6 78 (20.80%) Wi-Fi
7 77 (20.53%) SD-WAN
8 66 (17.60%) DHCP
9 61 (16.27%) VoIP
10 53 (14.13%) VLAN
11 52 (13.87%) BGP
12 42 (11.20%) Network Security
13 38 (10.13%) Internet
14 37 (9.87%) OSPF
14 37 (9.87%) SAN
15 34 (9.07%) 802.11
16 33 (8.80%) MPLS
17 31 (8.27%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (3.73%) MySQL
2 13 (3.47%) Amazon RDS
2 13 (3.47%) InfluxDB
2 13 (3.47%) MariaDB
2 13 (3.47%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (2.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (1.07%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.53%) Gradle
2 2 (0.53%) JIRA
2 2 (0.53%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 70 (18.67%) Social Skills
2 46 (12.27%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (9.87%) Organisational Skills
4 33 (8.80%) Finance
5 30 (8.00%) Public Sector
6 24 (6.40%) Telecoms
7 20 (5.33%) Retail
8 14 (3.73%) Games
9 13 (3.47%) Law
10 10 (2.67%) Manufacturing
11 9 (2.40%) Legal
11 9 (2.40%) Pharmaceutical
12 8 (2.13%) Financial Institution
12 8 (2.13%) Marketing
13 7 (1.87%) Automotive
13 7 (1.87%) Billing
13 7 (1.87%) Presentation Skills
14 6 (1.60%) Banking
14 6 (1.60%) Inclusion and Diversity
15 5 (1.33%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 155 (41.33%) Network Engineer
2 57 (15.20%) Senior Network Engineer
3 44 (11.73%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 41 (10.93%) IT Engineer
5 40 (10.67%) Support Engineer
6 29 (7.73%) Analyst
6 29 (7.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 28 (7.47%) IT Support
8 26 (6.93%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 24 (6.40%) 3rd Line Support
10 22 (5.87%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 22 (5.87%) Architect
10 22 (5.87%) Support Analyst
11 19 (5.07%) Systems Engineer
12 16 (4.27%) Desktop Support
12 16 (4.27%) Network Systems Engineer
13 15 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support
14 14 (3.73%) Consultant
14 14 (3.73%) IT Support Engineer
14 14 (3.73%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (10.67%) 802.1X
2 6 (1.60%) LDAP
3 1 (0.27%) .NET
3 1 (0.27%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.27%) CSS
3 1 (0.27%) HTML
3 1 (0.27%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 87 (23.20%) Data Centre
2 20 (5.33%) Fat Client
2 20 (5.33%) Thin Client
3 18 (4.80%) Self-Motivation
4 14 (3.73%) Public Cloud
5 13 (3.47%) Management Information System
6 10 (2.67%) CMDB
6 10 (2.67%) Hybrid Cloud
7 9 (2.40%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 9 (2.40%) PKI
8 8 (2.13%) Data Protection Act
8 8 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (2.13%) User Experience
9 7 (1.87%) Driving Licence
10 6 (1.60%) Replication
11 5 (1.33%) IoT
11 5 (1.33%) IVR
12 4 (1.07%) CCTV
12 4 (1.07%) Social Network
12 4 (1.07%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 105 (28.00%) Windows
2 63 (16.80%) Linux
3 48 (12.80%) Windows 10
4 38 (10.13%) Windows Server
5 32 (8.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (6.13%) Windows Server 2019
7 21 (5.60%) Windows Server 2016
8 16 (4.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 16 (4.27%) Windows 7
9 15 (4.00%) CentOS
10 14 (3.73%) Windows Server 2008
11 9 (2.40%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.27%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.27%) SUSE
12 1 (0.27%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (14.93%) ITIL
2 51 (13.60%) Service Delivery
3 50 (13.33%) Network Management
4 48 (12.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 46 (12.27%) Problem-Solving
6 42 (11.20%) Load Balancing
7 40 (10.67%) Agile
8 38 (10.13%) Disaster Recovery
8 38 (10.13%) Project Management
9 37 (9.87%) Business Continuity
10 35 (9.33%) DevOps
11 33 (8.80%) Continuous Improvement
12 32 (8.53%) Cybersecurity
13 30 (8.00%) Network Design
14 29 (7.73%) Change Management
15 27 (7.20%) Information Security
15 27 (7.20%) Mentoring
16 26 (6.93%) Network Monitoring
17 25 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
18 20 (5.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (5.33%) PowerShell
2 12 (3.20%) Python
3 5 (1.33%) C
3 5 (1.33%) SQL
4 4 (1.07%) C++
4 4 (1.07%) Embedded C
5 2 (0.53%) Bash
5 2 (0.53%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.53%) Shell Script
5 2 (0.53%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 120 (32.00%) Cisco Certification
2 87 (23.20%) CCNA
3 77 (20.53%) CCNP
4 34 (9.07%) Microsoft Certification
5 29 (7.73%) Degree
6 21 (5.60%) Security Cleared
7 20 (5.33%) MCSE
8 19 (5.07%) JNCIA
9 17 (4.53%) SC Cleared
10 15 (4.00%) MCP
11 14 (3.73%) DV Cleared
12 13 (3.47%) CCIE
12 13 (3.47%) LPIC
13 11 (2.93%) DBS Check
13 11 (2.93%) ITIL Certification
14 10 (2.67%) MCITP
15 7 (1.87%) CCDP
16 6 (1.60%) PMI Certification
16 6 (1.60%) PMP
17 5 (1.33%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (10.40%) SLA
2 5 (1.33%) GxP
2 5 (1.33%) NIST
2 5 (1.33%) PCI DSS
2 5 (1.33%) QA
2 5 (1.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (1.07%) Cyber Essentials
3 4 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.80%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (0.27%) NCSC
System Software
1 128 (34.13%) Active Directory
2 37 (9.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (6.67%) Hyper-V
4 19 (5.07%) Docker
5 17 (4.53%) Firmware
6 16 (4.27%) vSphere
6 16 (4.27%) XenApp
7 11 (2.93%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (2.40%) KVM
8 9 (2.40%) LXC
8 9 (2.40%) Terminal Server
8 9 (2.40%) Xen
9 6 (1.60%) Virtual Desktop
10 4 (1.07%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.27%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 27 (7.20%) Terraform
2 17 (4.53%) Kubernetes
3 16 (4.27%) Microsoft Intune
4 11 (2.93%) SCCM
5 10 (2.67%) Stealthwatch
6 9 (2.40%) Mesos
7 8 (2.13%) Cisco CUCM
7 8 (2.13%) Jamf Pro
8 5 (1.33%) Observium
8 5 (1.33%) vCenter Server
9 4 (1.07%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 4 (1.07%) Ansible
9 4 (1.07%) Cisco Prime
9 4 (1.07%) FortiGate
9 4 (1.07%) HAProxy
10 3 (0.80%) Nessus
10 3 (0.80%) SCOM
10 3 (0.80%) WhatsUp Gold
11 2 (0.53%) Grafana
11 2 (0.53%) Nagios
Vendors
1 209 (55.73%) Cisco
2 148 (39.47%) Microsoft
3 64 (17.07%) Meraki
4 59 (15.73%) Aruba
5 54 (14.40%) VMware
6 48 (12.80%) Palo Alto
7 42 (11.20%) Citrix
8 39 (10.40%) Juniper
9 34 (9.07%) SolarWinds
10 32 (8.53%) Fortinet
11 22 (5.87%) CheckPoint
12 17 (4.53%) HP
13 16 (4.27%) F5
14 14 (3.73%) ServiceNow
15 12 (3.20%) Remedy
15 12 (3.20%) Veeam
16 8 (2.13%) Zscaler
17 7 (1.87%) Ekahau
17 7 (1.87%) Infoblox
17 7 (1.87%) Mitel