Period
to 19 November 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 19 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wireless LAN (WLAN)
UK
6 months to
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 703 789 686
Rank change year-on-year +86 -103 +229
Permanent jobs citing WLAN 487 436 613
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.24% 0.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.02% 1.57% 1.93%
Number of salaries quoted 411 358 567
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -3.41% +10.00%

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 24,090 27,781 31,836
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.86% 15.57% 16.87%
Number of salaries quoted 19,015 22,550 26,056
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £26,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
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 19 November 2018.

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 19 November 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 +96 447 £50,000 +11.11% 63
UK excluding London +44 311 £45,000 +5.88% 49
London +91 163 £51,750 -1.43% 16
South East +49 110 £37,000 -17.78% 12
North of England +18 64 £50,000 +19.05% 16
Midlands +18 61 £47,500 +18.75% 10
South West +21 40 £34,736 +15.79% 4
West Midlands +26 35 £55,000 +37.50% 8
Yorkshire +26 31 £47,500 +11.76% 8
North West +8 30 £60,000 +50.00% 8
East Midlands +11 26 £46,000 +15.00% 2
Wales +12 17 £32,500 -2.62% 1
East of England +6 12 £75,000 +30.43% 5
Scotland -7 12 £42,500 -15.00% 1
North East -8 3 £40,000 +14.29%

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 418 (85.83%) LAN
2 333 (68.38%) WAN
3 305 (62.63%) Cisco
4 252 (51.75%) Firewall
5 228 (46.82%) Wireless
6 203 (41.68%) Cisco Certification
7 188 (38.60%) Microsoft
8 186 (38.19%) Windows
9 174 (35.73%) Active Directory
10 150 (30.80%) VMware
10 150 (30.80%) CCNP
11 143 (29.36%) Network Security
12 133 (27.31%) VPN
13 123 (25.26%) Data Centre
14 122 (25.05%) CheckPoint
15 118 (24.23%) MPLS
16 115 (23.61%) TCP/IP
17 114 (23.41%) BGP
18 113 (23.20%) VLAN
19 111 (22.79%) Windows Server
20 102 (20.94%) VMware Infrastructure
21 98 (20.12%) DHCP
22 96 (19.71%) DNS
23 95 (19.51%) CCNA
24 93 (19.10%) Juniper
24 93 (19.10%) OSPF
25 85 (17.45%) Office 365
26 84 (17.25%) Microsoft Azure
27 83 (17.04%) Fortinet
28 80 (16.43%) VoIP

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 43 (8.83%) MS Exchange
2 26 (5.34%) Skype for Business
3 23 (4.72%) Exchange Server 2013
4 11 (2.26%) SharePoint
5 10 (2.05%) BizTalk Server
6 9 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (1.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 7 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2003
7 7 (1.44%) IIS
8 5 (1.03%) SAS
9 4 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.41%) nginx
11 1 (0.21%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.21%) Tomcat
Applications
1 47 (9.65%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (5.13%) MS Visio
3 22 (4.52%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (1.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.82%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 8 (1.64%) Orchard Housing
2 6 (1.23%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.82%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.21%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 85 (17.45%) Office 365
2 84 (17.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (8.01%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (2.87%) Cloud Computing
5 11 (2.26%) Mimecast
6 5 (1.03%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (0.82%) IaaS
7 4 (0.82%) OpenDNS
8 3 (0.62%) Dropbox
8 3 (0.62%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.41%) PaaS
9 2 (0.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 418 (85.83%) LAN
2 333 (68.38%) WAN
3 252 (51.75%) Firewall
4 228 (46.82%) Wireless
5 143 (29.36%) Network Security
6 133 (27.31%) VPN
7 118 (24.23%) MPLS
8 115 (23.61%) TCP/IP
9 114 (23.41%) BGP
10 113 (23.20%) VLAN
11 98 (20.12%) DHCP
12 96 (19.71%) DNS
13 93 (19.10%) OSPF
14 80 (16.43%) VoIP
15 78 (16.02%) Cisco Nexus
16 72 (14.78%) SAN
17 67 (13.76%) Cisco ASA
18 52 (10.68%) Wi-Fi
19 42 (8.62%) Cisco IOS
19 42 (8.62%) Cisco Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (7.19%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.44%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (1.03%) Crystal Reports
3 5 (1.03%) MySQL
4 4 (0.82%) Big Data
4 4 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (0.62%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (0.41%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.41%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.21%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (1.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 8 (1.64%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (0.62%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.62%) JIRA
4 1 (0.21%) Hudson
4 1 (0.21%) Jenkins
General
1 60 (12.32%) Finance
2 26 (5.34%) Retail
3 24 (4.93%) Telecoms
4 18 (3.70%) Law
5 17 (3.49%) Banking
5 17 (3.49%) Legal
6 10 (2.05%) Investment Banking
7 7 (1.44%) Back Office
7 7 (1.44%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.23%) Marketing
9 4 (0.82%) Advertising
10 2 (0.41%) Automotive
10 2 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 156 (32.03%) Network Engineer
2 82 (16.84%) Analyst
3 53 (10.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 49 (10.06%) Architect
5 43 (8.83%) Cisco Engineer
6 38 (7.80%) Support Analyst
7 37 (7.60%) Consultant
8 35 (7.19%) 2nd Line Support
8 35 (7.19%) Security Engineer
8 35 (7.19%) Senior Network Engineer
8 35 (7.19%) Solutions Architect
9 33 (6.78%) Support Engineer
10 29 (5.95%) Technical Analyst
11 28 (5.75%) LAN Engineer
11 28 (5.75%) Security Architect
12 27 (5.54%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 26 (5.34%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
13 26 (5.34%) Security Solutions Architect
14 25 (5.13%) Technical Support
15 23 (4.72%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (3.70%) 802.1X
2 13 (2.67%) XMPP
3 10 (2.05%) RabbitMQ
4 9 (1.85%) LDAP
5 7 (1.44%) JSON
6 5 (1.03%) HTML
6 5 (1.03%) XML
7 3 (0.62%) SAML
8 2 (0.41%) COM
8 2 (0.41%) RESTful
9 1 (0.21%) .NET
9 1 (0.21%) Apache Flex
9 1 (0.21%) LAMP
9 1 (0.21%) OAuth
9 1 (0.21%) OpenID
9 1 (0.21%) SailPoint
9 1 (0.21%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 123 (25.26%) Data Centre
2 34 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (4.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 17 (3.49%) Video Conferencing
5 16 (3.29%) Cyberthreat
6 15 (3.08%) Management Information System
7 14 (2.87%) Self-Motivation
8 13 (2.67%) CMDB
9 11 (2.26%) Computer Science
9 11 (2.26%) Replication
10 10 (2.05%) NHS
11 9 (1.85%) Driving Licence
11 9 (1.85%) Private Cloud
12 8 (1.64%) BYOD
12 8 (1.64%) CCTV
12 8 (1.64%) Public Cloud
13 7 (1.44%) PKI
14 6 (1.23%) IVR
15 5 (1.03%) Hedge funds
16 4 (0.82%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 186 (38.19%) Windows
2 111 (22.79%) Windows Server
3 68 (13.96%) Windows Server 2008
4 59 (12.11%) Linux
5 50 (10.27%) Windows 7
6 47 (9.65%) Windows 10
7 45 (9.24%) Windows Server 2012
8 19 (3.90%) Windows 8
9 15 (3.08%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (2.05%) Unix
11 6 (1.23%) Apple iOS
12 4 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.62%) Android
13 3 (0.62%) CentOS
13 3 (0.62%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.62%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.62%) Windows Phone
14 2 (0.41%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (15.20%) Problem-Solving
2 64 (13.14%) Presales
3 63 (12.94%) ITIL
4 58 (11.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 56 (11.50%) Load Balancing
6 41 (8.42%) Service Management
7 40 (8.21%) Network Management
8 37 (7.60%) Information Security
8 37 (7.60%) Service Delivery
9 35 (7.19%) Network Design
10 32 (6.57%) Network Monitoring
11 31 (6.37%) Change Management
11 31 (6.37%) Project Management
12 29 (5.95%) Change Control
13 28 (5.75%) Mentoring
14 27 (5.54%) ITSM
14 27 (5.54%) Mobile Device Management
15 26 (5.34%) Root Cause Analysis
16 25 (5.13%) Continuous Improvement
16 25 (5.13%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 50 (10.27%) SQL
2 39 (8.01%) PowerShell
3 17 (3.49%) Python
4 9 (1.85%) PHP
5 5 (1.03%) Perl
5 5 (1.03%) PL/SQL
6 4 (0.82%) T-SQL
7 3 (0.62%) Lisp
8 1 (0.21%) C++
8 1 (0.21%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 203 (41.68%) Cisco Certification
2 150 (30.80%) CCNP
3 95 (19.51%) CCNA
4 41 (8.42%) CCDP
5 32 (6.57%) Security Cleared
6 30 (6.16%) Microsoft Certification
7 29 (5.95%) SC Cleared
8 28 (5.75%) CCIE
9 25 (5.13%) Degree
10 18 (3.70%) MCSA
11 17 (3.49%) MCP
12 16 (3.29%) JNCIS
13 14 (2.87%) JNCIP
14 10 (2.05%) CCIE Routing and Switching
14 10 (2.05%) CISSP
14 10 (2.05%) LPIC
14 10 (2.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 8 (1.64%) CCDA
15 8 (1.64%) MCSE
16 7 (1.44%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (10.68%) SLA
2 5 (1.03%) GDPR
2 5 (1.03%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.62%) PMO
4 3 (0.62%) QA
4 3 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.41%) Basel III
5 2 (0.41%) COBIT
6 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.21%) PMBOK
System Software
1 174 (35.73%) Active Directory
2 102 (20.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 67 (13.76%) Hyper-V
4 13 (2.67%) DFS Replication
5 11 (2.26%) ProxySG
5 11 (2.26%) Terminal Services
6 10 (2.05%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 10 (2.05%) Virtual Servers
6 10 (2.05%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (2.05%) XenDesktop
7 9 (1.85%) vSphere
8 8 (1.64%) XenApp
9 5 (1.03%) NFS
10 4 (0.82%) VMware Server
11 3 (0.62%) Docker
11 3 (0.62%) VMware NSX
12 2 (0.41%) Firmware
12 2 (0.41%) KVM
12 2 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
12 2 (0.41%) Xen
Systems Management
1 30 (6.16%) Nagios
2 25 (5.13%) Cisco CUCM
3 21 (4.31%) Cisco Prime
4 15 (3.08%) SCCM
5 13 (2.67%) FortiGate
6 11 (2.26%) Cacti
6 11 (2.26%) SolarWinds Orion
7 9 (1.85%) Puppet
8 8 (1.64%) Terraform
9 6 (1.23%) Nessus
10 5 (1.03%) Backup Exec
10 5 (1.03%) Packer
10 5 (1.03%) WhatsUp Gold
11 4 (0.82%) QRadar
11 4 (0.82%) SCOM
11 4 (0.82%) TrustSec
12 3 (0.62%) Microsoft Intune
13 2 (0.41%) Cisco UCCX
13 2 (0.41%) Failover Clustering
13 2 (0.41%) vRealize
Vendors
1 305 (62.63%) Cisco
2 188 (38.60%) Microsoft
3 150 (30.80%) VMware
4 122 (25.05%) CheckPoint
5 93 (19.10%) Juniper
6 83 (17.04%) Fortinet
7 71 (14.58%) F5
8 70 (14.37%) Citrix
9 65 (13.35%) SolarWinds
10 51 (10.47%) Meraki
11 47 (9.65%) Palo Alto
12 39 (8.01%) Riverbed
13 36 (7.39%) HP
14 31 (6.37%) Aruba
15 27 (5.54%) NetApp
16 26 (5.34%) Blue Coat
17 21 (4.31%) Veeam
18 20 (4.11%) Forcepoint
18 20 (4.11%) Mitel
19 19 (3.90%) Infoblox