Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wireless LAN (WLAN)
UK
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 679 741 759
Rank change year-on-year +62 +18 +159
Permanent jobs citing WLAN 531 471 551
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.27% 0.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.12% 1.68% 1.69%
Number of salaries quoted 454 410 492
UK median annual salary £50,000 £43,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.28% -4.44% +5.88%
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £37,500 £43,875
% change year-on-year +33.33% -14.53% +9.69%

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 25,067 28,093 32,641
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.97% 15.90% 16.78%
Number of salaries quoted 19,933 22,797 26,989
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,625
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £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 21 September 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 21 September 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 +77 493 £51,000 +18.43% 79
UK excluding London +55 344 £50,000 +33.33% 68
London +80 171 £51,000 -2.86% 20
South East +64 144 £52,500 +40.00% 15
Midlands +6 70 £52,500 +50.00% 12
North of England +24 65 £50,000 +42.86% 14
North West +28 44 £70,000 +133.33% 5
West Midlands +8 36 £67,500 +98.53% 10
South West +7 36 £38,500 +28.33% 5
East Midlands -10 34 £46,000 +11.52% 2
Yorkshire +22 20 £47,500 +18.75% 8
East of England -7 14 £75,000 +30.43% 13
Wales +15 13 £30,000 +9.09% 3
Scotland 0 10 £45,000 -10.00% 6
Northern Ireland - 2 - -
North East -24 1 £27,500 -19.12% 1

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 455 (85.69%) LAN
2 378 (71.19%) WAN
3 359 (67.61%) Cisco
4 273 (51.41%) Firewall
5 246 (46.33%) Cisco Certification
6 233 (43.88%) Wireless
7 188 (35.40%) CheckPoint
8 185 (34.84%) CCNP
9 184 (34.65%) Microsoft
9 184 (34.65%) VPN
10 181 (34.09%) Windows
11 178 (33.52%) Network Security
12 167 (31.45%) VMware
13 157 (29.57%) Active Directory
14 139 (26.18%) Data Centre
15 135 (25.42%) Juniper
16 127 (23.92%) MPLS
17 126 (23.73%) VLAN
18 122 (22.98%) DNS
19 114 (21.47%) VMware Infrastructure
20 111 (20.90%) TCP/IP
20 111 (20.90%) DHCP
21 105 (19.77%) Windows Server
22 103 (19.40%) Presales
23 101 (19.02%) CCNA
23 101 (19.02%) Microsoft Azure
24 100 (18.83%) BGP
25 96 (18.08%) Fortinet
26 93 (17.51%) Citrix
27 92 (17.33%) Cisco Nexus

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 40 (7.53%) MS Exchange
2 33 (6.21%) Skype for Business
3 29 (5.46%) Exchange Server 2013
4 19 (3.58%) SharePoint
5 11 (2.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 11 (2.07%) IIS
6 9 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (1.32%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (0.94%) SAS
9 4 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (0.56%) nginx
11 2 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2000
12 1 (0.19%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.19%) Tomcat
Applications
1 44 (8.29%) Microsoft Office
2 34 (6.40%) MS Visio
3 20 (3.77%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (0.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.75%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.19%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Business Applications
1 9 (1.69%) Orchard Housing
2 8 (1.51%) Elite 3E
3 6 (1.13%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.19%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 101 (19.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 77 (14.50%) Office 365
3 42 (7.91%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (3.01%) Cloud Computing
5 14 (2.64%) Mimecast
6 7 (1.32%) IaaS
7 6 (1.13%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (0.75%) PaaS
9 3 (0.56%) IBM Cloud
9 3 (0.56%) SaaS
9 3 (0.56%) SoftLayer
10 2 (0.38%) OpenDNS
11 1 (0.19%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 455 (85.69%) LAN
2 378 (71.19%) WAN
3 273 (51.41%) Firewall
4 233 (43.88%) Wireless
5 184 (34.65%) VPN
6 178 (33.52%) Network Security
7 127 (23.92%) MPLS
8 126 (23.73%) VLAN
9 122 (22.98%) DNS
10 111 (20.90%) DHCP
10 111 (20.90%) TCP/IP
11 100 (18.83%) BGP
12 92 (17.33%) Cisco Nexus
13 88 (16.57%) Cisco ASA
14 85 (16.01%) SAN
15 83 (15.63%) OSPF
16 66 (12.43%) VoIP
17 55 (10.36%) Wi-Fi
18 44 (8.29%) Cisco IOS
19 42 (7.91%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (6.21%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.07%) SQL Server 2008
2 11 (2.07%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (1.13%) MySQL
4 4 (0.75%) Crystal Reports
5 3 (0.56%) Big Data
5 3 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.38%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (0.38%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.19%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 15 (2.82%) Sonatype Nexus
2 10 (1.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 4 (0.75%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.75%) JIRA
4 1 (0.19%) Jenkins
General
1 69 (12.99%) Finance
2 40 (7.53%) Retail
3 21 (3.95%) Telecoms
4 19 (3.58%) Law
5 18 (3.39%) Legal
6 11 (2.07%) Banking
7 10 (1.88%) Manufacturing
8 9 (1.69%) Marketing
9 6 (1.13%) Advertising
9 6 (1.13%) Back Office
10 4 (0.75%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.56%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.38%) Automotive
12 2 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.19%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 164 (30.89%) Network Engineer
2 79 (14.88%) Analyst
3 70 (13.18%) Architect
4 60 (11.30%) Solutions Architect
5 58 (10.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 52 (9.79%) Security Architect
7 51 (9.60%) Security Solutions Architect
8 44 (8.29%) Cisco Engineer
9 41 (7.72%) Support Engineer
10 40 (7.53%) Security Engineer
11 37 (6.97%) LAN Engineer
12 34 (6.40%) Senior Network Engineer
13 31 (5.84%) Consultant
14 30 (5.65%) 2nd Line Support
15 29 (5.46%) Information Architect
15 29 (5.46%) Information Security Architect
16 28 (5.27%) Cisco Network Engineer
16 28 (5.27%) Support Analyst
17 26 (4.90%) Network Security Engineer
18 24 (4.52%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (3.20%) 802.1X
2 10 (1.88%) XMPP
3 9 (1.69%) JSON
3 9 (1.69%) LDAP
4 7 (1.32%) RabbitMQ
5 5 (0.94%) HTML
5 5 (0.94%) XML
6 3 (0.56%) RESTful
7 2 (0.38%) COM
7 2 (0.38%) LAMP
7 2 (0.38%) WAP
8 1 (0.19%) .NET
8 1 (0.19%) Apache Flex
8 1 (0.19%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 139 (26.18%) Data Centre
2 42 (7.91%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 40 (7.53%) Cyberthreat
4 29 (5.46%) Analytical Skills
5 20 (3.77%) Video Conferencing
6 16 (3.01%) Management Information System
6 16 (3.01%) Private Cloud
7 13 (2.45%) Computer Science
7 13 (2.45%) Driving Licence
8 12 (2.26%) Replication
9 10 (1.88%) Mobile Computing
9 10 (1.88%) NHS
10 8 (1.51%) IVR
10 8 (1.51%) Self-Motivation
11 7 (1.32%) CMDB
12 6 (1.13%) Public Cloud
12 6 (1.13%) Video\Live Streaming
13 5 (0.94%) HP StoreVirtual
14 4 (0.75%) CCTV
14 4 (0.75%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 181 (34.09%) Windows
2 105 (19.77%) Windows Server
3 71 (13.37%) Windows Server 2008
4 61 (11.49%) Linux
5 45 (8.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 38 (7.16%) Windows 7
7 35 (6.59%) Windows 10
8 15 (2.82%) Windows 8
9 12 (2.26%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (1.69%) Apple iOS
11 8 (1.51%) Unix
12 6 (1.13%) Android
13 3 (0.56%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.56%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.19%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.19%) VMS
14 1 (0.19%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.19%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (19.40%) Presales
2 78 (14.69%) Load Balancing
3 70 (13.18%) ITIL
4 67 (12.62%) Problem-Solving
5 66 (12.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 53 (9.98%) Service Management
7 51 (9.60%) Incident Management
8 47 (8.85%) Information Security
9 44 (8.29%) SIEM
10 42 (7.91%) Malware Detection/Protection
10 42 (7.91%) Vulnerability Management
11 39 (7.34%) Software Optimisation
12 36 (6.78%) Service Delivery
13 34 (6.40%) Network Design
14 33 (6.21%) Disaster Recovery
15 31 (5.84%) Project Management
16 29 (5.46%) Network Management
17 28 (5.27%) Change Management
17 28 (5.27%) ITIL V3
17 28 (5.27%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 62 (11.68%) PowerShell
2 48 (9.04%) SQL
3 24 (4.52%) Python
4 11 (2.07%) PHP
5 6 (1.13%) Perl
6 4 (0.75%) PL/SQL
7 3 (0.56%) Lisp
7 3 (0.56%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.19%) C++
Qualifications
1 246 (46.33%) Cisco Certification
2 185 (34.84%) CCNP
3 101 (19.02%) CCNA
4 77 (14.50%) CCDP
5 38 (7.16%) CCIE
6 30 (5.65%) Security Cleared
7 29 (5.46%) Microsoft Certification
8 27 (5.08%) SC Cleared
9 24 (4.52%) Degree
10 17 (3.20%) CCSE
10 17 (3.20%) CISSP
10 17 (3.20%) JNCIP
10 17 (3.20%) MCP
11 14 (2.64%) MCSA
12 11 (2.07%) JNCIS
13 10 (1.88%) CCSA
13 10 (1.88%) IISP
13 10 (1.88%) ISSAP
13 10 (1.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 8 (1.51%) CCIE Routing and Switching
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (8.66%) SLA
2 5 (0.94%) GDPR
3 4 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.56%) PMO
4 3 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.38%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.19%) Basel III
6 1 (0.19%) COBIT
6 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.19%) PMBOK
6 1 (0.19%) QA
System Software
1 157 (29.57%) Active Directory
2 114 (21.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 60 (11.30%) Hyper-V
4 16 (3.01%) DFS Replication
5 15 (2.82%) XenApp
5 15 (2.82%) XenDesktop
6 13 (2.45%) ProxySG
7 11 (2.07%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (1.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 10 (1.88%) Virtual Servers
9 7 (1.32%) Terminal Services
10 6 (1.13%) vSphere
11 4 (0.75%) Docker
11 4 (0.75%) NFS
12 3 (0.56%) KVM
12 3 (0.56%) VMware NSX
12 3 (0.56%) VMware Server
13 2 (0.38%) Firmware
13 2 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
14 1 (0.19%) Xen
Systems Management
1 22 (4.14%) Nagios
2 18 (3.39%) Cisco Prime
3 17 (3.20%) Cisco CUCM
4 16 (3.01%) Puppet
5 15 (2.82%) Terraform
6 13 (2.45%) SolarWinds Orion
7 12 (2.26%) SCCM
8 10 (1.88%) Cacti
8 10 (1.88%) QRadar
9 9 (1.69%) FortiGate
10 7 (1.32%) Backup Exec
11 6 (1.13%) TrustSec
12 5 (0.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 4 (0.75%) Microsoft Intune
14 3 (0.56%) OpenView
14 3 (0.56%) Packer
14 3 (0.56%) WhatsUp Gold
15 2 (0.38%) Cisco UCCX
15 2 (0.38%) Nessus
15 2 (0.38%) SCOM
Vendors
1 359 (67.61%) Cisco
2 188 (35.40%) CheckPoint
3 184 (34.65%) Microsoft
4 167 (31.45%) VMware
5 135 (25.42%) Juniper
6 96 (18.08%) Fortinet
7 93 (17.51%) Citrix
8 84 (15.82%) F5
9 71 (13.37%) HP
10 66 (12.43%) SolarWinds
11 54 (10.17%) Meraki
12 48 (9.04%) Forcepoint
13 42 (7.91%) Aruba
13 42 (7.91%) Blue Coat
14 40 (7.53%) Riverbed
15 39 (7.34%) Tufin
16 34 (6.40%) Zscaler
17 31 (5.84%) Palo Alto
18 28 (5.27%) Infoblox
18 28 (5.27%) Veeam