Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wireless LAN (WLAN)
UK
6 months to
18 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 759 809 888
Rank change year-on-year +50 +79 +2
Permanent jobs citing WLAN 449 471 433
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.24% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.59% 1.41% 1.15%
Number of salaries quoted 398 418 346
UK median annual salary £40,625 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.72% +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £26,250 £28,250 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £67,500 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -10.71% +5.00% -

WLAN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 28229 33319 37723
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 15.95% 16.86% 17.36%
Number of salaries quoted 22890 27620 30667
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £71,250 £70,000
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 18 August 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 18 August 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 +52 415 £40,000 -11.11% 22
UK excluding London +49 298 £37,500 -10.71% 20
London +33 131 £50,000 -13.04% 4
Midlands +77 83 £35,000 -21.35% 1
South East +53 83 £37,500 -23.86% 7
North of England -15 59 £34,000 -9.33% 2
West Midlands +37 48 £34,000 -24.44% 1
East of England +9 36 £57,500 +31.43% 6
East Midlands +49 35 £39,000 +21.88%
North West -27 34 £30,000 -23.08% 1
Yorkshire +18 23 £37,000 +5.71% 1
South West +9 21 £30,000 +1.69% 2
Scotland +14 10 £50,000 +17.65% 2
Wales +12 6 £27,500 -31.25%
North East - 2 £27,500 -

For the 6 months to 18 August 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.

1 333 (74.16%) LAN
2 265 (59.02%) Cisco
3 264 (58.80%) WAN
4 222 (49.44%) Firewall
5 214 (47.66%) Windows
6 196 (43.65%) Cisco Certification
7 175 (38.98%) Wireless
8 171 (38.08%) CCNP
9 142 (31.63%) Microsoft
10 138 (30.73%) VMware
11 135 (30.07%) CCNA
12 123 (27.39%) VPN
13 120 (26.73%) ITIL
14 103 (22.94%) Active Directory
15 99 (22.05%) VMware Infrastructure
16 96 (21.38%) VLAN
17 95 (21.16%) VoIP
18 89 (19.82%) DHCP
19 86 (19.15%) Hyper-V
20 83 (18.49%) DNS
21 79 (17.59%) Cisco ASA
22 75 (16.70%) MPLS
23 73 (16.26%) Network Security
24 70 (15.59%) Office 365
25 68 (15.14%) Data Centre
26 66 (14.70%) Windows Server 2008
27 64 (14.25%) HP
28 63 (14.03%) SAN
29 62 (13.81%) TCP/IP
30 61 (13.59%) Wi-Fi

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 49 (10.91%) MS Exchange
2 23 (5.12%) Exchange Server 2010
3 21 (4.68%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2007
5 7 (1.56%) IIS
6 6 (1.34%) SharePoint
7 5 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (1.11%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.45%) GroupWise
9 1 (0.22%) Apache
Applications
1 44 (9.80%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.34%) Mozilla Thunderbird
2 6 (1.34%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.89%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.67%) SOLIDWORKS
5 1 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.67%) Epicor Vantage
Cloud Services
1 70 (15.59%) Office 365
2 39 (8.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 37 (8.24%) G Suite
4 13 (2.90%) SaaS
5 11 (2.45%) Amazon AWS
6 10 (2.23%) IaaS
7 9 (2.00%) Mimecast
8 8 (1.78%) OneDrive
8 8 (1.78%) OpenDNS
9 6 (1.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.45%) PaaS
11 1 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.22%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 333 (74.16%) LAN
2 264 (58.80%) WAN
3 222 (49.44%) Firewall
4 175 (38.98%) Wireless
5 123 (27.39%) VPN
6 96 (21.38%) VLAN
7 95 (21.16%) VoIP
8 89 (19.82%) DHCP
9 83 (18.49%) DNS
10 79 (17.59%) Cisco ASA
11 75 (16.70%) MPLS
12 73 (16.26%) Network Security
13 63 (14.03%) SAN
14 62 (13.81%) TCP/IP
15 61 (13.59%) Wi-Fi
16 59 (13.14%) BGP
17 57 (12.69%) IPsec
18 53 (11.80%) Cisco Nexus
18 53 (11.80%) Cisco Wireless
19 47 (10.47%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.56%) 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 22 (4.90%) Git (software)
1 22 (4.90%) Jenkins
2 16 (3.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.22%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.22%) JIRA
3 1 (0.22%) Subversion
3 1 (0.22%) Xcode
General
1 46 (10.24%) Finance
2 41 (9.13%) Telecoms
3 34 (7.57%) Retail
4 22 (4.90%) Electronics
5 13 (2.90%) Manufacturing
6 11 (2.45%) Legal
7 8 (1.78%) Back Office
7 8 (1.78%) Military
8 6 (1.34%) Banking
8 6 (1.34%) Marketing
9 5 (1.11%) Law
9 5 (1.11%) Publishing
10 1 (0.22%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.22%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.22%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 138 (30.73%) Network Engineer
2 53 (11.80%) Analyst
3 49 (10.91%) Senior Network Engineer
4 39 (8.69%) Support Engineer
5 35 (7.80%) Cisco Engineer
6 34 (7.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 33 (7.35%) IT Engineer
8 28 (6.24%) Architect
9 27 (6.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 27 (6.01%) IT Technician
10 26 (5.79%) Network Analyst
10 26 (5.79%) Support Analyst
11 25 (5.57%) 2nd Line Support
11 25 (5.57%) IT Support
12 22 (4.90%) Embedded Engineer
12 22 (4.90%) IT Support Engineer
12 22 (4.90%) RF Engineer
13 21 (4.68%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
13 21 (4.68%) Firmware Engineer
13 21 (4.68%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (4.23%) 802.1X
2 8 (1.78%) Middleware
3 2 (0.45%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (0.45%) XMPP
4 1 (0.22%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (0.22%) VXML
4 1 (0.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 68 (15.14%) Data Centre
2 44 (9.80%) Driving Licence
3 34 (7.57%) Analytical Skills
4 29 (6.46%) Mobile Computing
5 21 (4.68%) Algorithms
5 21 (4.68%) Enterprise Software
6 18 (4.01%) Management Information System
7 13 (2.90%) Video Conferencing
8 11 (2.45%) Computer Science
9 10 (2.23%) Private Cloud
10 6 (1.34%) Handset
11 4 (0.89%) CCTV
11 4 (0.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 3 (0.67%) User Experience
13 2 (0.45%) Chip and PIN
13 2 (0.45%) CMDB
13 2 (0.45%) IVR
13 2 (0.45%) Linux Command Line
13 2 (0.45%) Mobile App
13 2 (0.45%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 214 (47.66%) Windows
2 66 (14.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 57 (12.69%) Windows Server 2012
4 53 (11.80%) Windows Server
5 43 (9.58%) Linux
6 33 (7.35%) Windows 8
7 31 (6.90%) Android
8 26 (5.79%) Windows 7
8 26 (5.79%) Windows XP
9 18 (4.01%) Apple iOS
10 13 (2.90%) Windows 10
11 12 (2.67%) Windows Server 2003
12 11 (2.45%) Windows Mobile
13 8 (1.78%) VMS
14 7 (1.56%) Mac OS
15 6 (1.34%) Unix
16 4 (0.89%) CentOS
17 3 (0.67%) Ubuntu
18 2 (0.45%) NetWare
18 2 (0.45%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (26.73%) ITIL
2 61 (13.59%) Mentoring
3 53 (11.80%) Presales
4 43 (9.58%) Network Management
5 35 (7.80%) Coaching
6 32 (7.13%) Network Monitoring
7 31 (6.90%) Change Management
7 31 (6.90%) Time Management
8 26 (5.79%) Change Control
9 25 (5.57%) Disaster Recovery
9 25 (5.57%) Mathematics
10 24 (5.35%) Configuration Management
10 24 (5.35%) ITIL V2
11 23 (5.12%) Mobile Device Management
12 21 (4.68%) Data Acquisition
12 21 (4.68%) Project Management
12 21 (4.68%) Test Scripting
13 20 (4.45%) Service Delivery
14 18 (4.01%) Business Continuity
14 18 (4.01%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 26 (5.79%) Python
2 25 (5.57%) C
3 21 (4.68%) MATLAB
3 21 (4.68%) Perl
4 14 (3.12%) PowerShell
4 14 (3.12%) SQL
5 10 (2.23%) C++
6 9 (2.00%) C#
7 3 (0.67%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.45%) R
9 1 (0.22%) Apple Swift
9 1 (0.22%) Java
9 1 (0.22%) Lisp
9 1 (0.22%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 196 (43.65%) Cisco Certification
2 171 (38.08%) CCNP
3 135 (30.07%) CCNA
4 49 (10.91%) Microsoft Certification
5 44 (9.80%) Degree
6 42 (9.35%) MCSE
7 40 (8.91%) MCP
8 39 (8.69%) DBS Check
9 34 (7.57%) SC Cleared
9 34 (7.57%) Security Cleared
10 33 (7.35%) CCIE
11 25 (5.57%) A+ Certification
12 17 (3.79%) ITIL Certification
13 13 (2.90%) Computer Science Degree
14 10 (2.23%) JNCIS
15 8 (1.78%) HP ASE
15 8 (1.78%) JNCIA
15 8 (1.78%) JNCIP
16 7 (1.56%) HP MASE
17 6 (1.34%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (7.80%) SLA
2 4 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.67%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.67%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 2 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.22%) PMO
System Software
1 103 (22.94%) Active Directory
2 99 (22.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 86 (19.15%) Hyper-V
4 29 (6.46%) Firmware
5 15 (3.34%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (2.67%) vSphere
7 6 (1.34%) DFS Replication
7 6 (1.34%) XenApp
8 5 (1.11%) VMware Server
9 4 (0.89%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 4 (0.89%) ProxySG
9 4 (0.89%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (0.67%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (0.67%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.45%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.45%) NDS
11 2 (0.45%) Terminal Server
11 2 (0.45%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.22%) NFS
12 1 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 20 (4.45%) AirWatch
2 16 (3.56%) Cisco CUCM
3 14 (3.12%) SCCM
4 8 (1.78%) FortiGate
5 7 (1.56%) Cisco Prime
6 4 (0.89%) Nagios
6 4 (0.89%) SolarWinds Orion
7 3 (0.67%) Cisco UCCX
7 3 (0.67%) WSUS
8 2 (0.45%) Ansible
8 2 (0.45%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.45%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.45%) Puppet
8 2 (0.45%) SCOM
8 2 (0.45%) vCenter Server
9 1 (0.22%) CA Spectrum
9 1 (0.22%) Cisco UCCE
9 1 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.22%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 265 (59.02%) Cisco
2 142 (31.63%) Microsoft
3 138 (30.73%) VMware
4 64 (14.25%) HP
5 53 (11.80%) Juniper
6 46 (10.24%) F5
7 42 (9.35%) CheckPoint
8 41 (9.13%) Google
9 40 (8.91%) Riverbed
10 36 (8.02%) SolarWinds
11 35 (7.80%) Aruba
12 32 (7.13%) Mitel
13 31 (6.90%) Avaya
13 31 (6.90%) ProCurve
14 26 (5.79%) Fortinet
15 23 (5.12%) Meraki
16 22 (4.90%) Citrix
17 21 (4.68%) Perforce
18 20 (4.45%) Palo Alto
19 17 (3.79%) SOTI