Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA)
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1205 1237 1296
Rank change year-on-year +32 +59 +35
Permanent jobs citing WPA 1 6 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.001% 0.003% 0.002%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.004% 0.019% 0.014%
Number of salaries quoted 1 5 5
UK median annual salary £37,500 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -21.05% -5.00% -13.04%
10th Percentile £36,250 £42,500 £40,750
90th Percentile £38,750 £48,750 £65,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -21.05% -5.00% -

WPA 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 28309 32038 36151
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.65% 16.96% 16.63%
Number of salaries quoted 22925 26230 29899
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

WPA
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing WPA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 3 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 6 months to 21 November 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 +19 1 £37,500 -21.05% 1
UK excluding London +18 1 £37,500 -21.05%
South West - 1 £37,500 -

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Business Continuity
1 1 (100.00%) Information Security
1 1 (100.00%) Ethical Hacking
1 1 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) Network Security
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) SIEM
1 1 (100.00%) Vulnerability Management
1 1 (100.00%) Web Application Development
1 1 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
1 1 (100.00%) Kalman Filter
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (100.00%) Web Filtering
1 1 (100.00%) Data Loss Prevention

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 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) Network Security
1 1 (100.00%) Wi-Fi
General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Cybersecurity Specialist
1 1 (100.00%) Security Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Business Continuity
1 1 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
1 1 (100.00%) Data Loss Prevention
1 1 (100.00%) Ethical Hacking
1 1 (100.00%) Information Security
1 1 (100.00%) Kalman Filter
1 1 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) SIEM
1 1 (100.00%) Vulnerability Management
1 1 (100.00%) Web Application Development
1 1 (100.00%) Web Filtering
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001