The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for WPA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited WPA over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA)
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 850 949 948
Rank change year-on-year +99 -1  
Permanent jobs citing WPA 2 1 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.002% 0.001% 0.006%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.015% 0.006% 0.031%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 3
Median salary £61,250 £36,883 £19,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +66.06% +94.11%  
UK excluding London median salary £65,000 £36,883 £19,000
% change year-on-year +76.23% +94.11%  

WPA 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 13636 18120 19660
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 15.97% 17.36% 18.36%
Number of salaries quoted 11111 14994 15669
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% +2.40%  

WPA
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing WPA as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for WPA in the UK

WPA
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing WPA.

Salary trend for WPA in the UK

WPA
Top 5 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WPA within the UK over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England - 2 £61,250 -
Derby - 1 £65,000 -
Derbyshire - 1 £65,000 -
London - 1 £57,500 -
East Midlands - 1 £65,000 -

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT jobs citing WPA 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 WPA.

1 3 (100.00%) VPN
1 3 (100.00%) WPA2
2 2 (66.67%) Gigabit Ethernet
2 2 (66.67%) WEP
2 2 (66.67%) F5
2 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (66.67%) Multicast
2 2 (66.67%) Wireless Security
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) Wireless
2 2 (66.67%) IPsec
2 2 (66.67%) Ethernet
2 2 (66.67%) RIP
2 2 (66.67%) OSPF
2 2 (66.67%) BGP
2 2 (66.67%) ATM
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) VoIP
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (33.33%) Juniper
3 1 (33.33%) Nokia
3 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 1 (33.33%) Internet
3 1 (33.33%) SONET
3 1 (33.33%) MPLS
3 1 (33.33%) DHCP
3 1 (33.33%) WLAN
3 1 (33.33%) Bluetooth

WPA
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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) VPN
1 3 (100.00%) WPA2
2 2 (66.67%) ATM
2 2 (66.67%) BGP
2 2 (66.67%) Ethernet
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) Gigabit Ethernet
2 2 (66.67%) IPsec
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) Multicast
2 2 (66.67%) OSPF
2 2 (66.67%) RIP
2 2 (66.67%) VoIP
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
2 2 (66.67%) WEP
2 2 (66.67%) Wireless
2 2 (66.67%) Wireless Security
3 1 (33.33%) Spanning Tree
3 1 (33.33%) tcpdump
3 1 (33.33%) xDSL
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Network Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Network Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Network Security Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) Network Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) Security Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Network Security Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Network Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Security Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (33.33%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Change Control
1 1 (33.33%) Client Onboarding
1 1 (33.33%) Network Architecture
1 1 (33.33%) Network Design
1 1 (33.33%) Network Management
1 1 (33.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Python
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (33.33%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
1 2 (66.67%) F5
2 1 (33.33%) Arista
2 1 (33.33%) Aruba
2 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 1 (33.33%) Fortinet
2 1 (33.33%) Google
2 1 (33.33%) Juniper
2 1 (33.33%) Nokia
2 1 (33.33%) Riverbed