Period
to 17 October 2019

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 17 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wireless LAN (WLAN)
UK
6 months to
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 682 686 762
Rank change year-on-year +4 +76 -18
Permanent jobs citing WLAN 418 527 458
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.32% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.96% 2.15% 1.64%
Number of salaries quoted 303 452 390
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £29,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,000 £75,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £48,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year -6.74% +20.63% -9.09%

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 21,346 24,481 27,896
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.56% 14.88% 15.93%
Number of salaries quoted 16,369 19,370 22,715
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 17 October 2019.

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 17 October 2019. 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 +30 395 £52,000 +4.00% 61
UK excluding London -23 219 £45,000 -6.74% 54
London +111 192 £62,500 +22.55% 15
North of England +36 78 £45,500 -9.00% 10
Midlands +19 49 £33,000 -40.00% 6
South East -53 47 £48,000 -5.42% 21
North West +47 46 £38,750 -44.64% 6
West Midlands +31 37 £33,500 -50.37% 3
Yorkshire +5 32 £52,000 +10.76% 2
East of England +63 24 £50,000 -33.33% 4
East Midlands +11 12 £25,131 -47.09% 3
Scotland +14 7 £50,000 +11.11% 4
South West -23 6 £47,500 +36.75% 5
Northern Ireland -5 5 £37,500 -
Wales +6 3 £36,000 +6.27% 4

For the 6 months to 17 October 2019, 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.

1 383 (91.63%) LAN
2 321 (76.79%) WAN
3 248 (59.33%) Firewall
4 238 (56.94%) Cisco
5 215 (51.44%) Cisco Certification
6 167 (39.95%) Network Security
7 158 (37.80%) VPN
8 157 (37.56%) CCNP
8 157 (37.56%) Wireless
9 137 (32.78%) Azure
10 135 (32.30%) MPLS
11 128 (30.62%) CCNA
12 109 (26.08%) Windows
13 106 (25.36%) ITIL
14 105 (25.12%) Data Centre
15 99 (23.68%) AWS
16 87 (20.81%) VoIP
17 83 (19.86%) Active Directory
18 73 (17.46%) Microsoft
19 72 (17.22%) Network Monitoring
20 71 (16.99%) BGP
20 71 (16.99%) VMware
21 69 (16.51%) Network Design
22 64 (15.31%) Internet
22 64 (15.31%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
23 63 (15.07%) DHCP
24 61 (14.59%) OSPF
25 60 (14.35%) Service Management
26 59 (14.11%) Skype for Business
27 58 (13.88%) Cisco ASA

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 59 (14.11%) Skype for Business
2 50 (11.96%) MS Exchange
3 10 (2.39%) OpenStack
3 10 (2.39%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (0.96%) IIS
6 3 (0.72%) Cloud Foundry
6 3 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.48%) Apache
7 2 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 13 (3.11%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (2.63%) MS Visio
3 9 (2.15%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (1.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (2.15%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.48%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 137 (32.78%) Azure
2 99 (23.68%) AWS
3 37 (8.85%) Office 365
4 26 (6.22%) IaaS
5 17 (4.07%) OpenShift
6 16 (3.83%) PaaS
7 8 (1.91%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (1.91%) SaaS
8 7 (1.67%) Azure Active Directory
9 6 (1.44%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 6 (1.44%) OneDrive
10 4 (0.96%) Yammer
11 3 (0.72%) Dropbox
11 3 (0.72%) OpenDNS
12 2 (0.48%) GCP
12 2 (0.48%) Mimecast
12 2 (0.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 1 (0.24%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 383 (91.63%) LAN
2 321 (76.79%) WAN
3 248 (59.33%) Firewall
4 167 (39.95%) Network Security
5 158 (37.80%) VPN
6 157 (37.56%) Wireless
7 135 (32.30%) MPLS
8 87 (20.81%) VoIP
9 71 (16.99%) BGP
10 64 (15.31%) Internet
11 63 (15.07%) DHCP
12 61 (14.59%) OSPF
13 58 (13.88%) Cisco ASA
13 58 (13.88%) DNS
14 56 (13.40%) TCP/IP
15 54 (12.92%) Skype
16 46 (11.00%) Multicast
17 39 (9.33%) Intrusion Detection
18 30 (7.18%) EIGRP
19 29 (6.94%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (5.02%) MySQL
1 21 (5.02%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.48%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (0.48%) NoSQL
2 2 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 24 (5.74%) Git (software)
2 23 (5.50%) Subversion
3 18 (4.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 4 (0.96%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.24%) Hudson
General
1 30 (7.18%) Public Sector
2 29 (6.94%) Finance
3 28 (6.70%) Retail
4 18 (4.31%) Telecoms
5 13 (3.11%) Manufacturing
6 11 (2.63%) Pharmaceutical
7 7 (1.67%) Publishing
8 4 (0.96%) Electronics
8 4 (0.96%) Law
9 3 (0.72%) Games
9 3 (0.72%) Legal
9 3 (0.72%) Marketing
10 2 (0.48%) Billing
Job Titles
1 129 (30.86%) Network Engineer
2 80 (19.14%) Consultant
3 73 (17.46%) Network Consultant
4 54 (12.92%) Senior Network Engineer
5 42 (10.05%) Architect
6 34 (8.13%) IT Engineer
7 30 (7.18%) Senior Consultant
7 30 (7.18%) Senior Network Consultant
8 29 (6.94%) Security Engineer
8 29 (6.94%) Support Engineer
9 27 (6.46%) IT Support
10 26 (6.22%) Cisco Engineer
11 25 (5.98%) Network Security Engineer
12 23 (5.50%) Administrator
12 23 (5.50%) IT Support Engineer
12 23 (5.50%) Network Architect
12 23 (5.50%) Systems Administrator
13 22 (5.26%) Network Manager
14 21 (5.02%) Cisco Network Engineer
14 21 (5.02%) Network Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (6.94%) LDAP
2 21 (5.02%) LAMP
3 20 (4.78%) 802.1X
4 4 (0.96%) .NET
5 2 (0.48%) LAPP Stack
5 2 (0.48%) Web Services
6 1 (0.24%) COM
6 1 (0.24%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 105 (25.12%) Data Centre
2 64 (15.31%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 23 (5.50%) Replication
3 23 (5.50%) Self-Motivation
4 21 (5.02%) Clustering
4 21 (5.02%) IPTV
4 21 (5.02%) MPEG
4 21 (5.02%) Video\Live Streaming
5 16 (3.83%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (3.11%) Management Information System
7 12 (2.87%) Driving Licence
8 10 (2.39%) Mobile Computing
8 10 (2.39%) NHS
9 9 (2.15%) BYOD
10 7 (1.67%) CCTV
10 7 (1.67%) Public Cloud
10 7 (1.67%) Wiki
11 6 (1.44%) User Experience
12 4 (0.96%) Video Conferencing
13 3 (0.72%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 109 (26.08%) Windows
2 49 (11.72%) Windows Server
3 48 (11.48%) Linux
4 21 (5.02%) CentOS
4 21 (5.02%) Ubuntu
5 20 (4.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (3.83%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (3.11%) Android
8 11 (2.63%) Windows 7
8 11 (2.63%) Windows 8
9 10 (2.39%) Solaris
10 8 (1.91%) Windows 10
10 8 (1.91%) Windows Embedded Compact
11 7 (1.67%) Windows XP
12 6 (1.44%) Mac OS
13 4 (0.96%) CatOS
14 3 (0.72%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.72%) Unix
15 2 (0.48%) Debian
16 1 (0.24%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (25.36%) ITIL
2 72 (17.22%) Network Monitoring
3 69 (16.51%) Network Design
4 60 (14.35%) Service Management
5 57 (13.64%) DDoS Mitigation
6 43 (10.29%) Cybersecurity
7 42 (10.05%) Network Management
8 38 (9.09%) TOGAF
9 35 (8.37%) Time Management
10 33 (7.89%) Kalman Filter
10 33 (7.89%) Network Architecture
10 33 (7.89%) Problem-Solving
11 31 (7.42%) Change Management
12 30 (7.18%) Business Development
13 29 (6.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 26 (6.22%) Presales
14 26 (6.22%) Technical Leadership
15 24 (5.74%) Capacity Planning
15 24 (5.74%) Service Delivery
16 22 (5.26%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 28 (6.70%) PowerShell
2 26 (6.22%) Bash Shell
3 23 (5.50%) SQL
4 7 (1.67%) Python
5 4 (0.96%) C#
6 3 (0.72%) Perl
6 3 (0.72%) VBScript
7 2 (0.48%) Java
8 1 (0.24%) C
Qualifications
1 215 (51.44%) Cisco Certification
2 157 (37.56%) CCNP
3 128 (30.62%) CCNA
4 55 (13.16%) Degree
5 37 (8.85%) CCIE
6 17 (4.07%) CCDP
7 15 (3.59%) Microsoft Certification
8 14 (3.35%) MCSE
9 13 (3.11%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 13 (3.11%) CISSP
10 12 (2.87%) Computer Science Degree
11 10 (2.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 10 (2.39%) TOGAF Certification
12 7 (1.67%) DBS Check
12 7 (1.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 7 (1.67%) MCSA
13 3 (0.72%) CCSE
13 3 (0.72%) MCP
13 3 (0.72%) SC Cleared
13 3 (0.72%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (6.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (5.02%) SLA
3 10 (2.39%) ISO 9001
4 9 (2.15%) Cyber Essentials
5 8 (1.91%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 5 (1.20%) GDPR
7 3 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 3 (0.72%) NIST
7 3 (0.72%) QA
8 2 (0.48%) PMO
9 1 (0.24%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 83 (19.86%) Active Directory
2 43 (10.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (6.46%) Hyper-V
4 23 (5.50%) Docker
5 10 (2.39%) DRBD
5 10 (2.39%) GlusterFS
6 9 (2.15%) Firmware
7 7 (1.67%) vSphere
8 6 (1.44%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (0.96%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (0.72%) KVM
10 3 (0.72%) LXC
10 3 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.72%) Xen
11 2 (0.48%) ProxySG
12 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.24%) XenApp
12 1 (0.24%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 25 (5.98%) Nagios
1 25 (5.98%) Puppet
2 21 (5.02%) ZABBIX
3 20 (4.78%) Kubernetes
4 15 (3.59%) SolarWinds Orion
5 12 (2.87%) Ansible
6 10 (2.39%) Galera Cluster
7 5 (1.20%) SCCM
8 4 (0.96%) FortiGate
8 4 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.72%) Cisco CUCM
9 3 (0.72%) Mesos
9 3 (0.72%) PaperCut
10 2 (0.48%) Graylog
10 2 (0.48%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.48%) WSUS
11 1 (0.24%) CA Spectrum
11 1 (0.24%) Cisco Prime
11 1 (0.24%) McAfee ePO
11 1 (0.24%) OpenView
Vendors
1 238 (56.94%) Cisco
2 73 (17.46%) Microsoft
3 71 (16.99%) VMware
4 51 (12.20%) CheckPoint
5 39 (9.33%) Palo Alto
6 37 (8.85%) Meraki
7 36 (8.61%) Juniper
8 29 (6.94%) SolarWinds
9 26 (6.22%) Fortinet
10 24 (5.74%) F5
11 21 (5.02%) Red Hat
12 19 (4.55%) Extreme Networks
13 17 (4.07%) Aruba
14 16 (3.83%) HP
15 15 (3.59%) Dell
15 15 (3.59%) Riverbed
16 14 (3.35%) NetApp
16 14 (3.35%) Zscaler
17 11 (2.63%) EMC
17 11 (2.63%) Remedy