Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wireless LAN (WLAN)
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 768 676 900
Rank change year-on-year -92 +224 -57
Permanent jobs citing WLAN 437 621 417
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.33% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.55% 1.92% 1.16%
Number of salaries quoted 358 574 354
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £23,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £44,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -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 28243 32293 35856
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.64% 16.98% 16.62%
Number of salaries quoted 22864 26428 29649
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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 -121 393 £45,000 - 30
UK excluding London -42 298 £42,500 -3.41% 24
London -89 123 £52,500 +5.00% 7
South East -14 81 £45,000 -5.76% 5
North of England -27 77 £40,000 -4.76% 6
Midlands +36 64 £40,000 -11.11% 8
West Midlands +6 41 £40,000 -11.11% 4
Yorkshire +30 33 £42,500 +13.33% 3
North West -62 33 £40,000 -9.09% 2
East of England -3 30 £57,500 +27.78% 2
East Midlands +40 21 £40,000 +6.15% 3
Scotland 0 16 £50,000 +42.86%
South West -13 16 £30,000 - 2
Wales +15 13 £28,500 -36.67%
North East - 11 £35,000 - 1
Northern Ireland - 1 £43,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 with a requirement for WLAN.

1 331 (75.74%) LAN
2 286 (65.45%) WAN
3 270 (61.78%) Cisco
4 209 (47.83%) Firewall
5 183 (41.88%) Windows
6 176 (40.27%) Cisco Certification
7 174 (39.82%) Wireless
8 152 (34.78%) CCNP
9 122 (27.92%) VMware
10 119 (27.23%) VPN
11 113 (25.86%) Microsoft
12 106 (24.26%) CCNA
13 102 (23.34%) Active Directory
14 98 (22.43%) DNS
15 96 (21.97%) Network Security
16 95 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
16 95 (21.74%) VLAN
17 93 (21.28%) ITIL
18 85 (19.45%) MPLS
18 85 (19.45%) Cisco ASA
19 79 (18.08%) DHCP
20 77 (17.62%) VoIP
20 77 (17.62%) Hyper-V
21 73 (16.70%) Windows Server 2008
22 70 (16.02%) Windows Server 2012
23 69 (15.79%) BGP
24 68 (15.56%) IPsec
25 67 (15.33%) HP
25 67 (15.33%) Windows Server
26 66 (15.10%) Microsoft Azure

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 (9.84%) MS Exchange
2 19 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
3 12 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (2.52%) IIS
5 8 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2003
5 8 (1.83%) SharePoint
5 8 (1.83%) Skype for Business
6 7 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.23%) Apache
8 1 (0.23%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.23%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.23%) OpenStack
Applications
1 35 (8.01%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.92%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.69%) SOLIDWORKS
4 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.69%) Epicor Vantage
Cloud Services
1 66 (15.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 62 (14.19%) Office 365
3 28 (6.41%) G Suite
4 25 (5.72%) Amazon AWS
5 12 (2.75%) Azure Active Directory
5 12 (2.75%) SaaS
6 10 (2.29%) IaaS
7 8 (1.83%) Mimecast
8 7 (1.60%) OneDrive
8 7 (1.60%) OpenDNS
9 6 (1.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 3 (0.69%) PaaS
11 1 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 331 (75.74%) LAN
2 286 (65.45%) WAN
3 209 (47.83%) Firewall
4 174 (39.82%) Wireless
5 119 (27.23%) VPN
6 98 (22.43%) DNS
7 96 (21.97%) Network Security
8 95 (21.74%) VLAN
9 85 (19.45%) Cisco ASA
9 85 (19.45%) MPLS
10 79 (18.08%) DHCP
11 77 (17.62%) VoIP
12 69 (15.79%) BGP
13 68 (15.56%) IPsec
14 61 (13.96%) Cisco Wireless
15 60 (13.73%) Cisco Nexus
16 54 (12.36%) OSPF
17 52 (11.90%) TCP/IP
18 50 (11.44%) SAN
19 45 (10.30%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (3.20%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.69%) CorVu
3 2 (0.46%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (0.46%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.23%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.23%) DB2
4 1 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 17 (3.89%) Git (software)
1 17 (3.89%) Jenkins
2 14 (3.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.23%) Burp Suite
3 1 (0.23%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.23%) JIRA
3 1 (0.23%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.23%) Subversion
3 1 (0.23%) Xcode
General
1 49 (11.21%) Telecoms
2 42 (9.61%) Finance
3 37 (8.47%) Retail
4 19 (4.35%) Electronics
5 15 (3.43%) Legal
6 12 (2.75%) Law
6 12 (2.75%) Manufacturing
7 9 (2.06%) Marketing
7 9 (2.06%) Publishing
8 6 (1.37%) Banking
9 4 (0.92%) Military
10 3 (0.69%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.46%) Automotive
11 2 (0.46%) Brand Awareness
11 2 (0.46%) Dutch Language
11 2 (0.46%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.23%) German Language
12 1 (0.23%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.23%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 148 (33.87%) Network Engineer
2 54 (12.36%) Analyst
3 50 (11.44%) Cisco Engineer
4 49 (11.21%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 42 (9.61%) Senior Network Engineer
6 29 (6.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 29 (6.64%) Support Engineer
7 27 (6.18%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 27 (6.18%) Field Engineer
7 27 (6.18%) Support Analyst
8 25 (5.72%) IT Technician
9 24 (5.49%) Integration Engineer
10 20 (4.58%) Systems Engineer
11 19 (4.35%) Architect
11 19 (4.35%) Consultant
12 18 (4.12%) Embedded Engineer
12 18 (4.12%) Network Manager
13 17 (3.89%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
13 17 (3.89%) Network Specialist
13 17 (3.89%) RF Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (3.66%) 802.1X
2 8 (1.83%) WAP
3 6 (1.37%) Middleware
4 5 (1.14%) XMPP
5 3 (0.69%) Web Services
6 2 (0.46%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (0.23%) .NET
7 1 (0.23%) ADSI
7 1 (0.23%) Ajax
7 1 (0.23%) HTML
7 1 (0.23%) JSON
7 1 (0.23%) LAPP Stack
7 1 (0.23%) OpenDaylight
7 1 (0.23%) POSIX
7 1 (0.23%) REST
7 1 (0.23%) SOAP
7 1 (0.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 58 (13.27%) Data Centre
2 37 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (8.47%) Mobile Computing
3 34 (7.78%) Enterprise Software
4 32 (7.32%) Driving Licence
5 25 (5.72%) Computer Science
6 20 (4.58%) Video Conferencing
7 15 (3.43%) Algorithms
8 14 (3.20%) Management Information System
9 9 (2.06%) Private Cloud
10 8 (1.83%) HP StoreVirtual
11 5 (1.14%) Clustering
11 5 (1.14%) Mobile App
11 5 (1.14%) Public Cloud
11 5 (1.14%) Replication
12 4 (0.92%) CCTV
13 3 (0.69%) IPTV
13 3 (0.69%) Virtual Team
14 2 (0.46%) Fintech
14 2 (0.46%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 183 (41.88%) Windows
2 73 (16.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 70 (16.02%) Windows Server 2012
4 67 (15.33%) Windows Server
5 46 (10.53%) Linux
6 35 (8.01%) Android
6 35 (8.01%) Windows 8
7 25 (5.72%) Windows XP
8 17 (3.89%) Windows 7
9 16 (3.66%) Apple iOS
10 13 (2.97%) Windows 10
11 12 (2.75%) Unix
11 12 (2.75%) Windows Mobile
12 11 (2.52%) CentOS
13 8 (1.83%) Windows Server 2003
14 7 (1.60%) VMS
15 6 (1.37%) Ubuntu
16 5 (1.14%) Solaris
17 3 (0.69%) Mac OS
18 2 (0.46%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (21.28%) ITIL
2 45 (10.30%) Network Monitoring
3 42 (9.61%) Mentoring
4 41 (9.38%) Network Management
5 36 (8.24%) Presales
6 29 (6.64%) Time Management
7 27 (6.18%) Configuration Management
8 26 (5.95%) Migration
8 26 (5.95%) Network Design
9 25 (5.72%) ITIL V2
9 25 (5.72%) Mobile Device Management
10 24 (5.49%) Coaching
10 24 (5.49%) Network Architecture
11 23 (5.26%) Change Control
12 21 (4.81%) Change Management
13 19 (4.35%) Project Management
13 19 (4.35%) SDLC
14 18 (4.12%) Mathematics
15 17 (3.89%) Server Virtualisation
16 16 (3.66%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 30 (6.86%) PowerShell
1 30 (6.86%) SQL
2 24 (5.49%) C
3 20 (4.58%) Python
4 15 (3.43%) MATLAB
4 15 (3.43%) Perl
5 3 (0.69%) Bash Shell
5 3 (0.69%) C#
5 3 (0.69%) C++
6 2 (0.46%) Embedded C
6 2 (0.46%) Java
6 2 (0.46%) Objective-C
6 2 (0.46%) R
6 2 (0.46%) VBScript
7 1 (0.23%) Apple Swift
7 1 (0.23%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.23%) PHP
7 1 (0.23%) Ruby
7 1 (0.23%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 176 (40.27%) Cisco Certification
2 152 (34.78%) CCNP
3 106 (24.26%) CCNA
4 54 (12.36%) Degree
5 37 (8.47%) Microsoft Certification
6 36 (8.24%) CCIE
7 32 (7.32%) MCP
8 30 (6.86%) DBS Check
8 30 (6.86%) MCSE
9 25 (5.72%) A+ Certification
10 18 (4.12%) Security Cleared
11 17 (3.89%) Computer Science Degree
11 17 (3.89%) SC Cleared
12 14 (3.20%) ITIL Certification
13 9 (2.06%) CCDP
14 7 (1.60%) CCDE
15 5 (1.14%) JNCIE
15 5 (1.14%) MCSA
16 4 (0.92%) HP APS
17 3 (0.69%) CCIE Routing and Switching
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (5.03%) SLA
2 7 (1.60%) PMO
3 5 (1.14%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.69%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 102 (23.34%) Active Directory
2 95 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 77 (17.62%) Hyper-V
4 23 (5.26%) DFS Replication
5 17 (3.89%) Firmware
6 15 (3.43%) XenApp
7 12 (2.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 12 (2.75%) Virtual Servers
8 10 (2.29%) ProxySG
9 6 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (1.14%) vSphere
11 3 (0.69%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (0.69%) VMware Server
12 2 (0.46%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.46%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.23%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 24 (5.49%) AirWatch
1 24 (5.49%) Cisco CUCM
2 22 (5.03%) SCCM
3 14 (3.20%) Cacti
4 11 (2.52%) Nagios
5 10 (2.29%) WSUS
6 7 (1.60%) Backup Exec
6 7 (1.60%) Cisco UCCX
6 7 (1.60%) FortiGate
7 5 (1.14%) OpenView
7 5 (1.14%) QRadar
7 5 (1.14%) SolarWinds Orion
8 4 (0.92%) SmoothWall
8 4 (0.92%) vCenter Server
9 2 (0.46%) Ansible
9 2 (0.46%) CA Spectrum
9 2 (0.46%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.46%) SCOM
9 2 (0.46%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 270 (61.78%) Cisco
2 122 (27.92%) VMware
3 113 (25.86%) Microsoft
4 67 (15.33%) HP
5 53 (12.13%) CheckPoint
6 41 (9.38%) Juniper
7 40 (9.15%) F5
7 40 (9.15%) SolarWinds
8 33 (7.55%) Google
8 33 (7.55%) Riverbed
9 31 (7.09%) Citrix
10 25 (5.72%) Meraki
11 21 (4.81%) Avaya
11 21 (4.81%) Fortinet
11 21 (4.81%) NetApp
11 21 (4.81%) SOTI
12 19 (4.35%) Brocade
13 18 (4.12%) Aruba
14 15 (3.43%) Perforce
15 14 (3.20%) ProCurve