Period
to 18 July 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 18 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wireless LAN (WLAN)
UK
6 months to
18 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 683 689 812
Rank change year-on-year +6 +123 +96
Permanent jobs citing WLAN 416 575 419
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.33% 0.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.83% 2.17% 1.49%
Number of salaries quoted 286 458 368
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +25.00% -11.11%
10th Percentile £31,000 £28,925 £26,140
90th Percentile £80,000 £72,000 £64,125
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,750 £50,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -4.50% +33.33% -9.64%

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 22,753 26,465 28,179
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.68% 15.16% 15.87%
Number of salaries quoted 17,127 20,954 22,892
UK median annual salary £45,000 £46,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.23% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £25,825 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
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 18 July 2019.

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 18 July 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 -22 382 £52,500 +2.94% 69
UK excluding London -47 241 £47,750 -4.50% 52
London +89 170 £55,000 +7.84% 23
North of England +34 85 £52,500 +5.00% 12
Yorkshire +53 60 £55,000 +10.00% 6
Midlands -4 39 £42,500 - 9
South East -90 39 £45,000 -18.18% 6
South West +3 29 £42,500 +10.39% 7
West Midlands +12 28 £42,500 - 4
North West +12 23 £52,500 +5.00% 6
East of England +91 21 £50,000 +11.11% 12
Scotland +22 15 £70,975 +53.46% 2
East Midlands -5 11 £33,816 -20.43% 5
Wales +8 9 £37,500 +25.00% 4
Northern Ireland -14 4 £27,875 -
North East +18 2 £31,250 -25.60%

For the 6 months to 18 July 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.

1 371 (89.18%) LAN
2 310 (74.52%) WAN
3 250 (60.10%) Firewall
4 219 (52.64%) Cisco
5 202 (48.56%) Cisco Certification
6 161 (38.70%) Wireless
7 154 (37.02%) CCNP
8 139 (33.41%) Microsoft Azure
9 132 (31.73%) Windows
10 127 (30.53%) Network Security
11 123 (29.57%) MPLS
12 120 (28.85%) CCNA
13 119 (28.61%) VPN
14 112 (26.92%) Data Centre
15 109 (26.20%) Microsoft
16 101 (24.28%) Active Directory
17 99 (23.80%) VMware
18 90 (21.63%) Amazon AWS
19 83 (19.95%) VoIP
20 82 (19.71%) BGP
21 79 (18.99%) Network Design
22 77 (18.51%) Network Monitoring
23 76 (18.27%) ITIL
24 73 (17.55%) Cisco ASA
25 71 (17.07%) VMware Infrastructure
26 67 (16.11%) Office 365
27 64 (15.38%) Linux
27 64 (15.38%) OSPF
27 64 (15.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
28 63 (15.14%) Internet

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 63 (15.14%) MS Exchange
2 55 (13.22%) Skype for Business
3 26 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (3.37%) SharePoint
5 13 (3.13%) OpenStack
6 9 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2003
7 7 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (0.96%) IIS
9 3 (0.72%) Apache
9 3 (0.72%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 20 (4.81%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (2.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (2.16%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (0.48%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 139 (33.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 90 (21.63%) Amazon AWS
3 67 (16.11%) Office 365
4 36 (8.65%) IaaS
5 18 (4.33%) OpenShift
5 18 (4.33%) PaaS
6 11 (2.64%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 9 (2.16%) Mimecast
8 8 (1.92%) OneDrive
9 7 (1.68%) Dropbox
9 7 (1.68%) OpenDNS
10 4 (0.96%) SaaS
11 3 (0.72%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
13 1 (0.24%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 371 (89.18%) LAN
2 310 (74.52%) WAN
3 250 (60.10%) Firewall
4 161 (38.70%) Wireless
5 127 (30.53%) Network Security
6 123 (29.57%) MPLS
7 119 (28.61%) VPN
8 83 (19.95%) VoIP
9 82 (19.71%) BGP
10 73 (17.55%) Cisco ASA
11 64 (15.38%) OSPF
12 63 (15.14%) Internet
13 55 (13.22%) DHCP
13 55 (13.22%) TCP/IP
14 51 (12.26%) DNS
15 48 (11.54%) Skype
16 43 (10.34%) Cisco Nexus
17 41 (9.86%) VLAN
18 38 (9.13%) Intrusion Detection
19 35 (8.41%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (9.62%) SQL Server
2 18 (4.33%) MySQL
3 11 (2.64%) NoSQL
4 8 (1.92%) Amazon RDS
5 6 (1.44%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (0.72%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (3.13%) Subversion
2 10 (2.40%) Git (software)
3 9 (2.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.24%) Hudson
General
1 55 (13.22%) Finance
2 29 (6.97%) Telecoms
3 21 (5.05%) Manufacturing
3 21 (5.05%) Retail
4 12 (2.88%) Pharmaceutical
5 11 (2.64%) Marketing
6 8 (1.92%) Publishing
7 2 (0.48%) Electronics
7 2 (0.48%) Law
8 1 (0.24%) Advertising
8 1 (0.24%) Back Office
8 1 (0.24%) Legal
Job Titles
1 98 (23.56%) Network Engineer
2 80 (19.23%) Consultant
3 77 (18.51%) Network Consultant
4 57 (13.70%) Architect
5 35 (8.41%) Network Architect
5 35 (8.41%) Senior Network Engineer
6 33 (7.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 30 (7.21%) Security Engineer
8 28 (6.73%) Senior Consultant
8 28 (6.73%) Senior Network Consultant
9 23 (5.53%) IT Engineer
10 22 (5.29%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 22 (5.29%) Support Engineer
11 20 (4.81%) Network Manager
12 18 (4.33%) Analyst
12 18 (4.33%) IT Support
12 18 (4.33%) Project Manager
12 18 (4.33%) Solutions Architect
12 18 (4.33%) Technical Consultant
12 18 (4.33%) Telecoms Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (6.73%) LDAP
2 22 (5.29%) 802.1X
3 10 (2.40%) LAMP
4 3 (0.72%) LAPP Stack
5 1 (0.24%) Express
5 1 (0.24%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 112 (26.92%) Data Centre
2 64 (15.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 40 (9.62%) Self-Motivation
4 29 (6.97%) Analytical Skills
5 21 (5.05%) Public Cloud
6 12 (2.88%) Replication
7 11 (2.64%) Driving Licence
7 11 (2.64%) Linux Command Line
7 11 (2.64%) Management Information System
8 10 (2.40%) BYOD
8 10 (2.40%) Clustering
8 10 (2.40%) IPTV
8 10 (2.40%) MPEG
8 10 (2.40%) Video\Live Streaming
9 9 (2.16%) Video Conferencing
10 8 (1.92%) CMDB
10 8 (1.92%) Hybrid Cloud
10 8 (1.92%) User Experience
11 6 (1.44%) CCTV
12 5 (1.20%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 132 (31.73%) Windows
2 64 (15.38%) Linux
3 53 (12.74%) Windows Server
4 38 (9.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (6.01%) Windows 7
6 22 (5.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 18 (4.33%) CentOS
7 18 (4.33%) Ubuntu
8 12 (2.88%) Windows 10
9 7 (1.68%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (1.44%) Solaris
11 4 (0.96%) CatOS
12 3 (0.72%) Android
12 3 (0.72%) Debian
13 2 (0.48%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.48%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.48%) Unix
14 1 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.24%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (18.99%) Network Design
2 77 (18.51%) Network Monitoring
3 76 (18.27%) ITIL
4 63 (15.14%) Cybersecurity
5 59 (14.18%) DDoS Mitigation
6 54 (12.98%) Service Management
7 46 (11.06%) Time Management
8 45 (10.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 42 (10.10%) Service Delivery
10 38 (9.13%) Problem-Solving
11 36 (8.65%) TOGAF
12 34 (8.17%) Kalman Filter
13 33 (7.93%) Network Management
14 32 (7.69%) Technical Leadership
15 31 (7.45%) SIEM
16 29 (6.97%) Network Architecture
17 28 (6.73%) Business Development
17 28 (6.73%) Infrastructure Transformation
18 23 (5.53%) PRINCE2
19 21 (5.05%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 46 (11.06%) PowerShell
2 33 (7.93%) SQL
3 16 (3.85%) Python
4 15 (3.61%) Bash Shell
5 3 (0.72%) Perl
5 3 (0.72%) VBScript
6 2 (0.48%) R
7 1 (0.24%) C
Qualifications
1 202 (48.56%) Cisco Certification
2 154 (37.02%) CCNP
3 120 (28.85%) CCNA
4 58 (13.94%) Degree
5 44 (10.58%) CCIE
6 20 (4.81%) Computer Science Degree
7 18 (4.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 16 (3.85%) Security Cleared
9 14 (3.37%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 14 (3.37%) Microsoft Certification
9 14 (3.37%) SC Cleared
9 14 (3.37%) TOGAF Certification
10 13 (3.13%) CISSP
11 10 (2.40%) CCDP
12 9 (2.16%) CCSA
13 8 (1.92%) CCSE
14 7 (1.68%) MCP
15 6 (1.44%) JNCIP
15 6 (1.44%) MCSE
16 5 (1.20%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 29 (6.97%) SLA
3 16 (3.85%) ISO 9001
4 9 (2.16%) Cyber Essentials
5 8 (1.92%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 4 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 4 (0.96%) QA
7 3 (0.72%) GDPR
7 3 (0.72%) NIST
8 2 (0.48%) PMO
9 1 (0.24%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 101 (24.28%) Active Directory
2 71 (17.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 53 (12.74%) Hyper-V
4 23 (5.53%) Docker
5 13 (3.13%) XenDesktop
6 9 (2.16%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (1.92%) Terminal Services
7 8 (1.92%) vSphere
8 6 (1.44%) DRBD
8 6 (1.44%) GlusterFS
9 3 (0.72%) KVM
9 3 (0.72%) LXC
9 3 (0.72%) ProxySG
9 3 (0.72%) Xen
10 2 (0.48%) Firmware
10 2 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.24%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 23 (5.53%) Kubernetes
2 19 (4.57%) Nagios
3 17 (4.09%) Ansible
4 14 (3.37%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (2.40%) Puppet
5 10 (2.40%) ZABBIX
6 9 (2.16%) SCCM
7 8 (1.92%) Failover Clustering
7 8 (1.92%) SCOM
7 8 (1.92%) SCVMM
7 8 (1.92%) vRealize
8 7 (1.68%) Cisco CUCM
8 7 (1.68%) Cisco Prime
9 6 (1.44%) Galera Cluster
10 4 (0.96%) Cacti
11 3 (0.72%) Cisco UCCX
11 3 (0.72%) Mesos
11 3 (0.72%) Nessus
11 3 (0.72%) OpenView
11 3 (0.72%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 219 (52.64%) Cisco
2 109 (26.20%) Microsoft
3 99 (23.80%) VMware
4 62 (14.90%) CheckPoint
5 43 (10.34%) Juniper
6 42 (10.10%) HP
7 41 (9.86%) Palo Alto
8 35 (8.41%) SolarWinds
9 34 (8.17%) Meraki
10 30 (7.21%) NetApp
11 28 (6.73%) Aruba
12 27 (6.49%) Fortinet
13 26 (6.25%) Dell
14 24 (5.77%) EMC
15 19 (4.57%) Red Hat
15 19 (4.57%) Riverbed
16 18 (4.33%) SonicWALL
17 17 (4.09%) F5
18 16 (3.85%) Citrix
19 13 (3.13%) Extreme Networks