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

Wireless LAN (WLAN)
UK
6 months to
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 762 733 917
Rank change year-on-year -29 +184 -90
Permanent jobs citing WLAN 449 563 395
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.30% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.61% 1.76% 1.08%
Number of salaries quoted 381 523 335
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 £67,250 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £44,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -9.09% +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 27826 32033 36606
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.97% 16.89% 16.74%
Number of salaries quoted 22571 26294 30201
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £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 October 2017.

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 22 October 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 -52 408 £45,000 -0.55% 20
UK excluding London -7 302 £40,000 -9.09% 15
London -38 130 £52,500 -4.55% 5
South East +22 83 £40,000 -18.78% 3
Midlands +67 76 £35,000 -22.22% 3
North of England -1 67 £36,500 -13.10% 5
West Midlands +24 45 £34,500 -23.33% 2
East of England -16 34 £57,500 +35.29% 3
North West -34 32 £32,500 -26.14% 1
East Midlands +63 29 £42,500 - 1
Yorkshire +22 28 £42,000 +12.00% 4
South West -20 16 £30,000 - 1
Scotland -7 14 £47,500 +2.70%
Wales +17 12 £33,375 -16.56%
North East - 7 £32,500 -

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 339 (75.50%) LAN
2 292 (65.03%) WAN
3 286 (63.70%) Cisco
4 227 (50.56%) Firewall
5 195 (43.43%) Cisco Certification
6 189 (42.09%) Wireless
7 186 (41.43%) Windows
8 171 (38.08%) CCNP
9 132 (29.40%) VMware
10 130 (28.95%) VPN
11 124 (27.62%) Microsoft
12 122 (27.17%) CCNA
13 114 (25.39%) ITIL
14 102 (22.72%) DNS
15 98 (21.83%) MPLS
16 97 (21.60%) VMware Infrastructure
17 95 (21.16%) Active Directory
18 93 (20.71%) VLAN
19 91 (20.27%) Network Security
20 87 (19.38%) Cisco ASA
21 86 (19.15%) VoIP
22 85 (18.93%) Hyper-V
23 83 (18.49%) DHCP
24 76 (16.93%) BGP
25 71 (15.81%) IPsec
26 68 (15.14%) Windows Server 2008
26 68 (15.14%) Data Centre
27 66 (14.70%) Windows Server 2012
28 65 (14.48%) Cisco Wireless
29 63 (14.03%) Office 365

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 (10.02%) MS Exchange
2 21 (4.68%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (4.45%) Exchange Server 2013
4 10 (2.23%) IIS
5 8 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (1.56%) SharePoint
7 4 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (0.67%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.22%) Apache
10 1 (0.22%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 39 (8.69%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.11%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.67%) SOLIDWORKS
4 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.67%) Epicor Vantage
Cloud Services
1 63 (14.03%) Office 365
2 59 (13.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 38 (8.46%) G Suite
4 19 (4.23%) Amazon AWS
5 12 (2.67%) SaaS
6 9 (2.00%) Mimecast
7 8 (1.78%) IaaS
7 8 (1.78%) OneDrive
7 8 (1.78%) OpenDNS
8 6 (1.34%) Azure Active Directory
8 6 (1.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.45%) PaaS
10 1 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 339 (75.50%) LAN
2 292 (65.03%) WAN
3 227 (50.56%) Firewall
4 189 (42.09%) Wireless
5 130 (28.95%) VPN
6 102 (22.72%) DNS
7 98 (21.83%) MPLS
8 93 (20.71%) VLAN
9 91 (20.27%) Network Security
10 87 (19.38%) Cisco ASA
11 86 (19.15%) VoIP
12 83 (18.49%) DHCP
13 76 (16.93%) BGP
14 71 (15.81%) IPsec
15 65 (14.48%) Cisco Wireless
16 63 (14.03%) Cisco Nexus
16 63 (14.03%) TCP/IP
17 53 (11.80%) OSPF
18 51 (11.36%) EIGRP
18 51 (11.36%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.67%) CorVu
3 1 (0.22%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (0.22%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 21 (4.68%) Git (software)
1 21 (4.68%) Jenkins
2 14 (3.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.22%) Burp Suite
3 1 (0.22%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.22%) JIRA
3 1 (0.22%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.22%) Subversion
3 1 (0.22%) Xcode
General
1 50 (11.14%) Finance
2 47 (10.47%) Telecoms
3 35 (7.80%) Retail
4 21 (4.68%) Electronics
5 16 (3.56%) Legal
6 10 (2.23%) Manufacturing
7 9 (2.00%) Publishing
8 8 (1.78%) Marketing
9 7 (1.56%) Banking
10 6 (1.34%) Military
11 5 (1.11%) Law
12 2 (0.45%) Automotive
12 2 (0.45%) Back Office
12 2 (0.45%) Brand Awareness
12 2 (0.45%) Dutch Language
12 2 (0.45%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.22%) German Language
13 1 (0.22%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.22%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 159 (35.41%) Network Engineer
2 56 (12.47%) Analyst
3 50 (11.14%) Cisco Engineer
4 49 (10.91%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 49 (10.91%) Senior Network Engineer
5 37 (8.24%) Support Engineer
6 29 (6.46%) Support Analyst
7 28 (6.24%) IT Technician
8 25 (5.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 24 (5.35%) Architect
10 23 (5.12%) Field Engineer
10 23 (5.12%) IT Engineer
11 22 (4.90%) Network Analyst
11 22 (4.90%) Systems Engineer
12 21 (4.68%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 21 (4.68%) Embedded Engineer
12 21 (4.68%) RF Engineer
13 20 (4.45%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
13 20 (4.45%) Firmware Engineer
13 20 (4.45%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (4.68%) 802.1X
2 8 (1.78%) Middleware
3 4 (0.89%) WAP
4 3 (0.67%) XMPP
5 2 (0.45%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.22%) .NET
6 1 (0.22%) ADSI
6 1 (0.22%) Ajax
6 1 (0.22%) HTML
6 1 (0.22%) JSON
6 1 (0.22%) LAPP Stack
6 1 (0.22%) POSIX
6 1 (0.22%) REST
6 1 (0.22%) SOAP
6 1 (0.22%) VXML
6 1 (0.22%) Web Services
6 1 (0.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 68 (15.14%) Data Centre
2 38 (8.46%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (8.24%) Driving Licence
4 34 (7.57%) Mobile Computing
5 30 (6.68%) Enterprise Software
6 21 (4.68%) Video Conferencing
7 20 (4.45%) Algorithms
8 18 (4.01%) Management Information System
9 16 (3.56%) Computer Science
10 10 (2.23%) Private Cloud
11 4 (0.89%) CCTV
12 3 (0.67%) Mobile App
12 3 (0.67%) Public Cloud
12 3 (0.67%) User Experience
13 2 (0.45%) Clustering
13 2 (0.45%) CMDB
13 2 (0.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 2 (0.45%) Fintech
13 2 (0.45%) Replication
13 2 (0.45%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 186 (41.43%) Windows
2 68 (15.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 66 (14.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 49 (10.91%) Windows Server
5 42 (9.35%) Linux
6 38 (8.46%) Windows 8
7 35 (7.80%) Android
8 28 (6.24%) Windows XP
9 22 (4.90%) Windows 7
10 14 (3.12%) Apple iOS
11 13 (2.90%) Windows 10
12 8 (1.78%) CentOS
12 8 (1.78%) VMS
13 7 (1.56%) Windows Mobile
13 7 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
14 6 (1.34%) Unix
15 5 (1.11%) Mac OS
16 4 (0.89%) Solaris
17 3 (0.67%) Ubuntu
18 2 (0.45%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (25.39%) ITIL
2 49 (10.91%) Mentoring
3 47 (10.47%) Network Monitoring
4 41 (9.13%) Network Management
5 37 (8.24%) Presales
6 33 (7.35%) Time Management
7 30 (6.68%) Coaching
7 30 (6.68%) Configuration Management
8 28 (6.24%) ITIL V2
9 27 (6.01%) Network Architecture
10 26 (5.79%) Mobile Device Management
11 25 (5.57%) Change Management
12 23 (5.12%) Disaster Recovery
13 21 (4.68%) Change Control
13 21 (4.68%) Mathematics
14 20 (4.45%) Data Acquisition
14 20 (4.45%) Migration
14 20 (4.45%) Test Scripting
15 18 (4.01%) Network Design
15 18 (4.01%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 25 (5.57%) C
2 24 (5.35%) Python
3 21 (4.68%) SQL
4 20 (4.45%) MATLAB
4 20 (4.45%) Perl
5 17 (3.79%) PowerShell
6 4 (0.89%) C#
6 4 (0.89%) C++
7 3 (0.67%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.45%) Java
8 2 (0.45%) Objective-C
8 2 (0.45%) R
9 1 (0.22%) Apple Swift
9 1 (0.22%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.22%) PHP
9 1 (0.22%) Ruby
9 1 (0.22%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 195 (43.43%) Cisco Certification
2 171 (38.08%) CCNP
3 122 (27.17%) CCNA
4 50 (11.14%) Degree
5 45 (10.02%) Microsoft Certification
6 42 (9.35%) MCSE
7 41 (9.13%) MCP
8 40 (8.91%) DBS Check
9 39 (8.69%) CCIE
10 28 (6.24%) A+ Certification
11 22 (4.90%) Security Cleared
12 21 (4.68%) SC Cleared
13 17 (3.79%) ITIL Certification
14 13 (2.90%) Computer Science Degree
15 7 (1.56%) CCDP
16 6 (1.34%) CCDE
16 6 (1.34%) JNCIA
17 5 (1.11%) JNCIP
18 4 (0.89%) HP APS
18 4 (0.89%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (6.01%) SLA
2 6 (1.34%) PMO
3 5 (1.11%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.67%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 97 (21.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 95 (21.16%) Active Directory
3 85 (18.93%) Hyper-V
4 22 (4.90%) Firmware
5 12 (2.67%) DFS Replication
6 11 (2.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 11 (2.45%) Virtual Servers
6 11 (2.45%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (2.45%) vSphere
6 11 (2.45%) XenApp
7 10 (2.23%) ProxySG
8 4 (0.89%) VMware Server
9 3 (0.67%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.45%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.45%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.45%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.22%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 26 (5.79%) AirWatch
2 24 (5.35%) Cisco CUCM
3 20 (4.45%) SCCM
4 11 (2.45%) Cacti
5 9 (2.00%) FortiGate
5 9 (2.00%) Nagios
6 7 (1.56%) Cisco UCCX
6 7 (1.56%) WSUS
7 6 (1.34%) SolarWinds Orion
8 4 (0.89%) Cisco Prime
8 4 (0.89%) OpenView
8 4 (0.89%) QRadar
8 4 (0.89%) SmoothWall
9 3 (0.67%) Backup Exec
10 2 (0.45%) CA Spectrum
10 2 (0.45%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.45%) Puppet
10 2 (0.45%) SCOM
10 2 (0.45%) TrustSec
10 2 (0.45%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 286 (63.70%) Cisco
2 132 (29.40%) VMware
3 124 (27.62%) Microsoft
4 63 (14.03%) HP
5 55 (12.25%) CheckPoint
6 49 (10.91%) Juniper
7 48 (10.69%) F5
8 42 (9.35%) SolarWinds
9 41 (9.13%) Google
10 38 (8.46%) Riverbed
11 32 (7.13%) Citrix
12 29 (6.46%) Avaya
13 26 (5.79%) Meraki
14 23 (5.12%) Fortinet
14 23 (5.12%) SOTI
15 22 (4.90%) Aruba
15 22 (4.90%) ProCurve
16 20 (4.45%) Mitel
16 20 (4.45%) Perforce
17 18 (4.01%) Brocade