Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wireless LAN (WLAN)
UK
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 740 694 882
Rank change year-on-year -46 +188 -35
Permanent jobs citing WLAN 487 548 426
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.31% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.81% 1.89% 1.22%
Number of salaries quoted 354 495 361
UK median annual salary £48,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.78% - -10.00%
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £67,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% -6.98%

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 26,872 29,048 34,865
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.20% 16.62% 16.63%
Number of salaries quoted 21,677 23,596 28,913
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £70,250
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 20 February 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 20 February 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 -62 452 £50,000 +11.11% 59
UK excluding London -24 348 £45,000 +2.27% 44
London -53 131 £52,500 +5.00% 19
South East -4 120 £52,500 +10.53% 15
Midlands +40 83 £40,000 -12.09% 12
North of England -23 78 £42,500 -1.73% 5
West Midlands +34 63 £38,750 -15.76% 4
Yorkshire +43 34 £45,000 +20.00% 1
North West -73 31 £45,000 +2.27% 4
East of England -2 30 £45,000 -12.20% 5
Scotland -20 22 £50,000 - 1
South West -23 19 £32,500 -7.14% 3
East Midlands +6 18 £42,500 -3.41% 8
North East -6 13 £35,000 +16.67%
Wales +9 8 £39,250 +57.00% 3
Northern Ireland - 1 £43,000 -

For the 6 months to 20 February 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.

1 404 (82.96%) LAN
2 366 (75.15%) WAN
3 325 (66.74%) Cisco
4 238 (48.87%) Firewall
5 213 (43.74%) Wireless
6 207 (42.51%) Cisco Certification
7 177 (36.34%) Windows
8 170 (34.91%) CCNP
9 145 (29.77%) VMware
10 144 (29.57%) VPN
11 141 (28.95%) MPLS
12 134 (27.52%) VLAN
13 132 (27.10%) Active Directory
14 123 (25.26%) DNS
15 111 (22.79%) VMware Infrastructure
16 109 (22.38%) Cisco ASA
16 109 (22.38%) Windows Server
17 107 (21.97%) ITIL
18 106 (21.77%) Network Security
19 103 (21.15%) CCNA
20 102 (20.94%) VoIP
21 98 (20.12%) Microsoft
21 98 (20.12%) HP
22 95 (19.51%) CheckPoint
23 93 (19.10%) DHCP
24 87 (17.86%) Microsoft Azure
25 86 (17.66%) BGP
26 85 (17.45%) Finance
27 84 (17.25%) Juniper
27 84 (17.25%) TCP/IP

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 45 (9.24%) MS Exchange
2 42 (8.62%) Exchange Server 2013
3 36 (7.39%) Skype for Business
4 17 (3.49%) IIS
5 14 (2.87%) SharePoint
6 9 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2003
7 8 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.62%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.21%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.21%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.21%) SAS
Applications
1 31 (6.37%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.85%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.03%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 87 (17.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 60 (12.32%) Amazon AWS
3 54 (11.09%) Office 365
4 23 (4.72%) IaaS
5 18 (3.70%) SaaS
6 13 (2.67%) Azure Active Directory
7 12 (2.46%) PaaS
8 5 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.82%) G Suite
9 4 (0.82%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.21%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.21%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 404 (82.96%) LAN
2 366 (75.15%) WAN
3 238 (48.87%) Firewall
4 213 (43.74%) Wireless
5 144 (29.57%) VPN
6 141 (28.95%) MPLS
7 134 (27.52%) VLAN
8 123 (25.26%) DNS
9 109 (22.38%) Cisco ASA
10 106 (21.77%) Network Security
11 102 (20.94%) VoIP
12 93 (19.10%) DHCP
13 86 (17.66%) BGP
14 84 (17.25%) TCP/IP
15 69 (14.17%) OSPF
15 69 (14.17%) SAN
16 66 (13.55%) Cisco Nexus
17 60 (12.32%) IPsec
18 59 (12.11%) Cisco Wireless
19 45 (9.24%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (4.52%) SQL Server
2 4 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (0.62%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (0.41%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.21%) DB2
Development Applications
1 10 (2.05%) Sonatype Nexus
2 5 (1.03%) ClearCase
2 5 (1.03%) LabVIEW
3 3 (0.62%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.41%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.21%) Burp Suite
5 1 (0.21%) JIRA
5 1 (0.21%) Metasploit
General
1 85 (17.45%) Finance
2 36 (7.39%) Telecoms
3 35 (7.19%) Retail
4 28 (5.75%) Law
5 23 (4.72%) Legal
6 21 (4.31%) Manufacturing
7 15 (3.08%) Electronics
8 12 (2.46%) Financial Institution
9 6 (1.23%) Marketing
10 5 (1.03%) Advertising
11 4 (0.82%) Publishing
12 2 (0.41%) Automotive
12 2 (0.41%) Banking
12 2 (0.41%) Brand Awareness
12 2 (0.41%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.21%) Back Office
13 1 (0.21%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.21%) German Language
13 1 (0.21%) Local Government
13 1 (0.21%) Military
Job Titles
1 172 (35.32%) Network Engineer
2 43 (8.83%) Analyst
2 43 (8.83%) Cisco Engineer
3 42 (8.62%) Architect
4 40 (8.21%) Support Engineer
5 39 (8.01%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 35 (7.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 33 (6.78%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 30 (6.16%) Senior Network Engineer
9 25 (5.13%) Consultant
10 22 (4.52%) Network Architect
11 21 (4.31%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 21 (4.31%) LAN Engineer
12 20 (4.11%) Network Specialist
12 20 (4.11%) Senior Architect
12 20 (4.11%) Senior Network Architect
13 19 (3.90%) Team Leader
13 19 (3.90%) Wireless Engineer
14 18 (3.70%) Infrastructure Team Leader
14 18 (3.70%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (5.75%) 802.1X
2 15 (3.08%) Web Services
3 9 (1.85%) WAP
4 5 (1.03%) STL
4 5 (1.03%) XMPP
5 4 (0.82%) LDAP
6 2 (0.41%) OpenDaylight
6 2 (0.41%) VXML
7 1 (0.21%) .NET
7 1 (0.21%) ADSI
7 1 (0.21%) Ajax
7 1 (0.21%) HTML
7 1 (0.21%) JSON
7 1 (0.21%) POSIX
7 1 (0.21%) REST
7 1 (0.21%) SOAP
7 1 (0.21%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 72 (14.78%) Data Centre
2 40 (8.21%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (6.37%) Computer Science
4 28 (5.75%) HP StoreVirtual
5 27 (5.54%) Mobile Computing
6 21 (4.31%) Enterprise Software
7 20 (4.11%) Video Conferencing
8 16 (3.29%) Driving Licence
9 14 (2.87%) Cyberthreat
9 14 (2.87%) Management Information System
10 13 (2.67%) Mobile App
11 12 (2.46%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 12 (2.46%) Private Cloud
12 10 (2.05%) Public Cloud
13 9 (1.85%) Clustering
14 5 (1.03%) Blackberry
14 5 (1.03%) Digital TV
14 5 (1.03%) PDA
14 5 (1.03%) Smartphone
15 4 (0.82%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 177 (36.34%) Windows
2 109 (22.38%) Windows Server
3 78 (16.02%) Windows Server 2008
4 75 (15.40%) Windows Server 2012
5 48 (9.86%) Linux
6 28 (5.75%) Android
7 18 (3.70%) Apple iOS
8 16 (3.29%) Windows 7
9 15 (3.08%) Windows Mobile
10 13 (2.67%) Unix
11 10 (2.05%) Solaris
12 9 (1.85%) Windows 8
13 8 (1.64%) CentOS
13 8 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
14 5 (1.03%) VxWorks
15 4 (0.82%) Ubuntu
15 4 (0.82%) Windows XP
16 3 (0.62%) Windows 10
17 2 (0.41%) Mac OS X
17 2 (0.41%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (21.97%) ITIL
2 60 (12.32%) Presales
3 50 (10.27%) Change Management
3 50 (10.27%) Network Monitoring
4 49 (10.06%) Load Balancing
5 48 (9.86%) Network Design
6 43 (8.83%) Network Management
7 42 (8.62%) Migration
8 37 (7.60%) Network Architecture
9 35 (7.19%) Server Virtualisation
10 29 (5.95%) Project Management
11 28 (5.75%) Kalman Filter
11 28 (5.75%) Service Management
12 27 (5.54%) Incident Management
13 25 (5.13%) Problem Management
14 23 (4.72%) Capacity Planning
14 23 (4.72%) Mentoring
15 22 (4.52%) PRINCE2
16 20 (4.11%) Disaster Recovery
16 20 (4.11%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 72 (14.78%) PowerShell
2 41 (8.42%) SQL
3 19 (3.90%) Python
4 15 (3.08%) C
5 8 (1.64%) C++
6 6 (1.23%) Java
6 6 (1.23%) MATLAB
6 6 (1.23%) Perl
7 5 (1.03%) Tcl
8 3 (0.62%) C#
9 2 (0.41%) Embedded C
9 2 (0.41%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.41%) VBScript
10 1 (0.21%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.21%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.21%) PHP
10 1 (0.21%) Ruby
10 1 (0.21%) VBA
Qualifications
1 207 (42.51%) Cisco Certification
2 170 (34.91%) CCNP
3 103 (21.15%) CCNA
4 63 (12.94%) CCIE
5 52 (10.68%) Degree
6 26 (5.34%) CCDP
7 19 (3.90%) JNCIP
8 17 (3.49%) Microsoft Certification
9 16 (3.29%) CISSP
9 16 (3.29%) Computer Science Degree
9 16 (3.29%) Security Cleared
10 13 (2.67%) CCSE
10 13 (2.67%) ITIL Certification
11 12 (2.46%) IISP
11 12 (2.46%) ISSAP
12 11 (2.26%) CCDE
13 10 (2.05%) MCSE
14 9 (1.85%) DBS Check
15 8 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 8 (1.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (5.54%) SLA
2 13 (2.67%) PMO
3 5 (1.03%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.21%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 132 (27.10%) Active Directory
2 111 (22.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (9.03%) Hyper-V
4 43 (8.83%) DFS Replication
5 29 (5.95%) XenApp
6 12 (2.46%) XenDesktop
7 10 (2.05%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (1.64%) FreeRADIUS
8 8 (1.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 8 (1.64%) Virtual Servers
8 8 (1.64%) vSphere
9 6 (1.23%) Firmware
9 6 (1.23%) ProxySG
10 5 (1.03%) Terminal Services
11 3 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (0.62%) VMware Server
12 2 (0.41%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 20 (4.11%) Cisco CUCM
2 17 (3.49%) QRadar
3 14 (2.87%) Cacti
4 12 (2.46%) SCCM
4 12 (2.46%) WSUS
5 11 (2.26%) Terraform
6 10 (2.05%) Puppet
7 9 (1.85%) Backup Exec
7 9 (1.85%) Nagios
8 8 (1.64%) AirWatch
8 8 (1.64%) TrustSec
9 7 (1.44%) Cisco Prime
10 6 (1.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 5 (1.03%) OpenView
11 5 (1.03%) SolarWinds Orion
12 4 (0.82%) Cisco UCCX
12 4 (0.82%) SCOM
12 4 (0.82%) SmoothWall
13 3 (0.62%) vCenter Server
14 2 (0.41%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 325 (66.74%) Cisco
2 145 (29.77%) VMware
3 98 (20.12%) HP
3 98 (20.12%) Microsoft
4 95 (19.51%) CheckPoint
5 84 (17.25%) Juniper
6 74 (15.20%) F5
7 65 (13.35%) SolarWinds
8 63 (12.94%) Citrix
9 51 (10.47%) NetApp
10 46 (9.45%) Fortinet
11 33 (6.78%) Riverbed
12 32 (6.57%) Brocade
13 30 (6.16%) Aruba
14 29 (5.95%) Blue Coat
15 24 (4.93%) Meraki
16 23 (4.72%) Forcepoint
17 22 (4.52%) Google
18 19 (3.90%) Palo Alto
19 18 (3.70%) Dell