Period
to 24 January 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 24 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wireless LAN (WLAN)
UK
6 months to
24 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 730 752 674
Rank change year-on-year +22 -78 +229
Permanent jobs citing WLAN 408 457 602
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.26% 0.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.78% 1.73% 2.03%
Number of salaries quoted 338 346 550
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £29,813 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £76,250 £65,625 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £43,250 £44,000
% change year-on-year -1.73% -1.70% +11.39%

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 22,875 26,490 29,634
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.08% 15.20% 16.73%
Number of salaries quoted 17,887 21,481 24,084
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £76,250 £72,500 £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 24 January 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 24 January 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 +51 379 £49,000 +3.16% 69
UK excluding London -4 246 £42,500 -1.73% 63
London +64 150 £52,500 - 12
South East +11 72 £32,500 -35.00% 18
North of England +26 54 £47,500 +12.43% 17
Midlands +7 53 £45,000 +12.50% 7
West Midlands +20 43 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Yorkshire +22 37 £47,500 +11.76% 12
South West +34 32 £32,250 +7.50% 8
East of England +26 22 £60,000 +26.32% 7
North West +17 14 £55,375 +27.30% 4
Scotland +2 11 £40,500 -19.00% 2
East Midlands +24 10 £47,500 +15.15% 6
Wales +10 7 £37,000 +29.82% 4
North East +6 3 £40,000 +14.29% 1

For the 6 months to 24 January 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.

1 349 (85.54%) LAN
2 283 (69.36%) WAN
3 247 (60.54%) Cisco
4 226 (55.39%) Firewall
5 176 (43.14%) Wireless
6 170 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
7 163 (39.95%) Windows
8 159 (38.97%) Microsoft
9 137 (33.58%) Active Directory
10 130 (31.86%) MPLS
11 121 (29.66%) CCNP
12 110 (26.96%) BGP
13 109 (26.72%) Network Security
14 108 (26.47%) TCP/IP
15 104 (25.49%) VMware
16 102 (25.00%) Data Centre
17 99 (24.26%) VLAN
18 94 (23.04%) VoIP
18 94 (23.04%) OSPF
19 91 (22.30%) VPN
20 90 (22.06%) DHCP
21 86 (21.08%) Office 365
22 84 (20.59%) DNS
23 82 (20.10%) Cisco ASA
23 82 (20.10%) Windows Server
24 79 (19.36%) CCNA
25 77 (18.87%) Microsoft Azure
26 75 (18.38%) CheckPoint
27 69 (16.91%) Problem-Solving
28 64 (15.69%) VMware Infrastructure

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 46 (11.27%) MS Exchange
2 14 (3.43%) Exchange Server 2003
3 13 (3.19%) Skype for Business
4 12 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2007
5 11 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
6 10 (2.45%) BizTalk Server
7 8 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2010
7 8 (1.96%) IIS
8 5 (1.23%) SAS
9 4 (0.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (0.98%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.25%) OpenStack
Applications
1 39 (9.56%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (4.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (4.90%) MS Visio
3 14 (3.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.98%) Orchard Housing
2 3 (0.74%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.49%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 86 (21.08%) Office 365
2 77 (18.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (9.56%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (2.94%) OpenDNS
5 11 (2.70%) Dropbox
5 11 (2.70%) OneDrive
6 8 (1.96%) Mimecast
7 4 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.49%) IaaS
8 2 (0.49%) PaaS
9 1 (0.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 349 (85.54%) LAN
2 283 (69.36%) WAN
3 226 (55.39%) Firewall
4 176 (43.14%) Wireless
5 130 (31.86%) MPLS
6 110 (26.96%) BGP
7 109 (26.72%) Network Security
8 108 (26.47%) TCP/IP
9 99 (24.26%) VLAN
10 94 (23.04%) OSPF
10 94 (23.04%) VoIP
11 91 (22.30%) VPN
12 90 (22.06%) DHCP
13 84 (20.59%) DNS
14 82 (20.10%) Cisco ASA
15 63 (15.44%) Cisco Nexus
16 49 (12.01%) Cisco Wireless
17 47 (11.52%) SAN
18 44 (10.78%) Cisco IOS
18 44 (10.78%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (8.82%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.21%) SQL Server 2016
3 5 (1.23%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (1.23%) Crystal Reports
3 5 (1.23%) MySQL
3 5 (1.23%) NoSQL
4 4 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (0.74%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (0.98%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.49%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.25%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.25%) Hudson
3 1 (0.25%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.25%) JIRA
General
1 42 (10.29%) Finance
2 26 (6.37%) Telecoms
3 19 (4.66%) Retail
4 17 (4.17%) Manufacturing
5 13 (3.19%) Banking
6 10 (2.45%) Investment Banking
7 9 (2.21%) Legal
8 8 (1.96%) Law
9 7 (1.72%) Advertising
9 7 (1.72%) Back Office
10 3 (0.74%) Marketing
11 2 (0.49%) Automotive
11 2 (0.49%) Games
Job Titles
1 142 (34.80%) Network Engineer
2 65 (15.93%) Analyst
3 35 (8.58%) Support Analyst
4 33 (8.09%) Senior Network Engineer
5 32 (7.84%) 2nd Line Support
6 30 (7.35%) Consultant
7 29 (7.11%) Security Engineer
7 29 (7.11%) Support Engineer
8 28 (6.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 26 (6.37%) Architect
10 25 (6.13%) Technical Analyst
11 24 (5.88%) Cisco Engineer
11 24 (5.88%) Technical Support
12 23 (5.64%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
13 22 (5.39%) Technical Support Analyst
14 21 (5.15%) Network Security Engineer
15 19 (4.66%) IT Engineer
15 19 (4.66%) IT Support
15 19 (4.66%) Network Consultant
16 18 (4.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (4.17%) LDAP
2 15 (3.68%) 802.1X
2 15 (3.68%) XMPP
3 10 (2.45%) RabbitMQ
4 3 (0.74%) SAML
5 1 (0.25%) Express
5 1 (0.25%) OAuth
5 1 (0.25%) OpenID
5 1 (0.25%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 102 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 57 (13.97%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (6.37%) Self-Motivation
4 19 (4.66%) Management Information System
5 18 (4.41%) CMDB
6 17 (4.17%) Public Cloud
7 13 (3.19%) BYOD
7 13 (3.19%) PKI
8 11 (2.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 10 (2.45%) Video Conferencing
10 6 (1.47%) Hybrid Cloud
11 5 (1.23%) CCTV
11 5 (1.23%) Clustering
11 5 (1.23%) e-Learning
11 5 (1.23%) Hedge funds
12 4 (0.98%) Cyberthreat
12 4 (0.98%) Digital Signage
12 4 (0.98%) Greenfield Project
12 4 (0.98%) IPTV
12 4 (0.98%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 163 (39.95%) Windows
2 82 (20.10%) Windows Server
3 51 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 49 (12.01%) Windows 10
5 48 (11.76%) Linux
6 47 (11.52%) Windows 7
7 35 (8.58%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (3.92%) Windows 8
9 15 (3.68%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (1.47%) CentOS
10 6 (1.47%) Ubuntu
11 4 (0.98%) Unix
12 3 (0.74%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.74%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.49%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (16.91%) Problem-Solving
2 53 (12.99%) ITIL
3 44 (10.78%) Service Delivery
4 40 (9.80%) Network Management
5 38 (9.31%) Change Control
6 37 (9.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 35 (8.58%) Network Monitoring
8 33 (8.09%) Load Balancing
8 33 (8.09%) Network Design
9 31 (7.60%) Cybersecurity
9 31 (7.60%) Mobile Device Management
10 30 (7.35%) Mentoring
10 30 (7.35%) Root Cause Analysis
11 29 (7.11%) Change Management
11 29 (7.11%) Continuous Improvement
11 29 (7.11%) Service Management
12 28 (6.86%) ITSM
13 27 (6.62%) Information Security
14 26 (6.37%) Project Management
15 25 (6.13%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 36 (8.82%) SQL
2 24 (5.88%) PowerShell
3 10 (2.45%) Python
4 5 (1.23%) PL/SQL
5 4 (0.98%) T-SQL
6 2 (0.49%) C
6 2 (0.49%) Embedded C
6 2 (0.49%) Lisp
6 2 (0.49%) R
7 1 (0.25%) Perl
7 1 (0.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 170 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
2 121 (29.66%) CCNP
3 79 (19.36%) CCNA
4 34 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 32 (7.84%) CCIE
6 30 (7.35%) Degree
7 27 (6.62%) Security Cleared
8 23 (5.64%) SC Cleared
9 16 (3.92%) MCSA
10 15 (3.68%) CCDP
10 15 (3.68%) MCP
11 14 (3.43%) MCITP
12 11 (2.70%) JNCIS
13 10 (2.45%) JNCIP
13 10 (2.45%) LPIC
14 9 (2.21%) CISSP
15 7 (1.72%) PMI Certification
16 6 (1.47%) CCDA
16 6 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
16 6 (1.47%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (10.78%) SLA
2 9 (2.21%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.47%) PMO
4 5 (1.23%) QA
5 3 (0.74%) GDPR
6 2 (0.49%) Basel III
6 2 (0.49%) COBIT
7 1 (0.25%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.25%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 137 (33.58%) Active Directory
2 64 (15.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (12.25%) Hyper-V
4 8 (1.96%) XenDesktop
5 7 (1.72%) DFS Replication
5 7 (1.72%) Terminal Services
5 7 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (1.47%) vSphere
7 4 (0.98%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 4 (0.98%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (0.74%) XenApp
9 2 (0.49%) NFS
10 1 (0.25%) Firmware
10 1 (0.25%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.25%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.25%) Xen
10 1 (0.25%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 34 (8.33%) Nagios
2 31 (7.60%) Cisco CUCM
3 26 (6.37%) Cisco Prime
4 13 (3.19%) Nessus
5 12 (2.94%) SCCM
6 10 (2.45%) Cacti
7 6 (1.47%) FortiGate
7 6 (1.47%) SCOM
8 5 (1.23%) Failover Clustering
8 5 (1.23%) Packer
8 5 (1.23%) SCVMM
8 5 (1.23%) vRealize
8 5 (1.23%) WhatsUp Gold
9 4 (0.98%) QRadar
9 4 (0.98%) SolarWinds Orion
10 3 (0.74%) Stealthwatch
11 2 (0.49%) MaaS360
11 2 (0.49%) McAfee ePO
11 2 (0.49%) Single Sign-On
11 2 (0.49%) Terraform
Vendors
1 247 (60.54%) Cisco
2 159 (38.97%) Microsoft
3 104 (25.49%) VMware
4 75 (18.38%) CheckPoint
5 62 (15.20%) Meraki
6 58 (14.22%) Fortinet
7 54 (13.24%) Palo Alto
8 52 (12.75%) F5
9 51 (12.50%) SolarWinds
10 45 (11.03%) Juniper
11 36 (8.82%) Citrix
12 30 (7.35%) Splunk
13 28 (6.86%) Aruba
14 23 (5.64%) Riverbed
15 22 (5.39%) NetApp
16 18 (4.41%) HP
17 17 (4.17%) Avaya
17 17 (4.17%) SonicWALL
18 16 (3.92%) Symantec
19 15 (3.68%) Dell