The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for WPA2 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited WPA2 over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

WPA2 (IEEE 802.11i-2004)
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 850 948 -
Rank change year-on-year +98 -  
Permanent jobs citing WPA2 2 2 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.002% 0.002% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.015% 0.011% -
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 0
Median salary £61,250 - -
UK excluding London median salary £65,000 - -

WPA2 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%  

WPA2
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing WPA2 as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for WPA2 in the UK

WPA2
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing WPA2.

Salary trend for WPA2 in the UK

WPA2
Top 5 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WPA2 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 +74 2 £61,250 -
London +65 1 £57,500 -
East Midlands - 1 £65,000 -
Derby - 1 £65,000 -
Derbyshire - 1 £65,000 -

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT jobs citing WPA2 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 WPA2.

1 4 (100.00%) VPN
2 3 (75.00%) OSPF
2 3 (75.00%) BGP
2 3 (75.00%) LAN
2 3 (75.00%) Wireless
2 3 (75.00%) WAN
2 3 (75.00%) WPA
2 3 (75.00%) Multicast
3 2 (50.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (50.00%) 802.1X
3 2 (50.00%) IPsec
3 2 (50.00%) MPLS
3 2 (50.00%) WEP
3 2 (50.00%) Gigabit Ethernet
3 2 (50.00%) Network Design
3 2 (50.00%) Network Security
3 2 (50.00%) Wireless Security
3 2 (50.00%) VLAN
3 2 (50.00%) Wireshark
3 2 (50.00%) F5
3 2 (50.00%) DHCP
3 2 (50.00%) Ethernet
3 2 (50.00%) ATM
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco
3 2 (50.00%) Firewall
3 2 (50.00%) VRRP
3 2 (50.00%) VoIP
3 2 (50.00%) RIP
4 1 (25.00%) SNMP
4 1 (25.00%) WLAN

WPA2
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 4 (100.00%) VPN
2 3 (75.00%) BGP
2 3 (75.00%) LAN
2 3 (75.00%) Multicast
2 3 (75.00%) OSPF
2 3 (75.00%) WAN
2 3 (75.00%) Wireless
2 3 (75.00%) WPA
3 2 (50.00%) DHCP
3 2 (50.00%) Ethernet
3 2 (50.00%) Firewall
3 2 (50.00%) Gigabit Ethernet
3 2 (50.00%) IPsec
3 2 (50.00%) MPLS
3 2 (50.00%) Network Security
3 2 (50.00%) VLAN
3 2 (50.00%) VRRP
3 2 (50.00%) WEP
3 2 (50.00%) Wireless Security
3 2 (50.00%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (25.00%) German Language
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Network Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Network Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Network Security Specialist
1 1 (25.00%) Network Specialist
1 1 (25.00%) Security Specialist
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Network Security Specialist
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Network Specialist
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Security Specialist
1 1 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (25.00%) BYOD
2 1 (25.00%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Network Design
2 1 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (25.00%) Change Control
2 1 (25.00%) Client Onboarding
2 1 (25.00%) High Availability
2 1 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (25.00%) Network Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) Network Management
2 1 (25.00%) Presales
2 1 (25.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Python
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (25.00%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco
1 2 (50.00%) F5
2 1 (25.00%) Arista
2 1 (25.00%) Aruba
2 1 (25.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (25.00%) Facebook
2 1 (25.00%) Fortinet
2 1 (25.00%) Google
2 1 (25.00%) Juniper
2 1 (25.00%) Nokia
2 1 (25.00%) Riverbed