Period
to 22 September 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Wi-Fi skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Wi-Fi over the 6 months to 22 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wireless Fidelity (WiFi)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 208 252 271
Rank change year-on-year +44 +19 +1
Permanent jobs citing Wi-Fi 61 47 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.82% 0.54% 0.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.05% 3.18% 4.08%
Number of salaries quoted 58 41 59
West Midlands median annual salary £52,500 £42,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% -1.18% +9.68%
10th Percentile £31,975 £28,750 £29,700
90th Percentile £68,500 £67,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £42,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -6.67% +5.88% -

Wi-Fi 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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1,508 1,479 1,570
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 20.31% 16.95% 15.78%
Number of salaries quoted 1,110 1,078 1,262
West Midlands median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £38,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +3.23% -3.13%
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,000 £24,502
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £46,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -3.16% +5.56% -

Wi-Fi
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Wi-Fi as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Wi-Fi in the West Midlands

Wi-Fi
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Wi-Fi in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Wi-Fi in the West Midlands

Wi-Fi
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Wi-Fi in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 22 September 2019.

Salary histogram for Wi-Fi in the West Midlands

Wi-Fi
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Wi-Fi within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 22 September 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
Solihull -6 18 £52,500 +31.25%
Birmingham +56 17 £62,500 +4.17% 2
Warwickshire -8 10 £35,500 +9.23% 1
Worcestershire -11 2 £26,750 -20.58% 3
Coventry -1 1 - -
Dudley - 1 £22,000 -
Wi-Fi
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 2019, IT jobs citing Wi-Fi 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Wi-Fi.

1 38 (62.30%) WAN
2 37 (60.66%) LAN
3 36 (59.02%) Cisco Certification
4 35 (57.38%) CCNP
5 26 (42.62%) Firewall
6 24 (39.34%) Cisco
7 21 (34.43%) Telecoms
8 18 (29.51%) Presales
9 17 (27.87%) Data Centre
10 16 (26.23%) CCDP
10 16 (26.23%) CheckPoint
11 15 (24.59%) Windows
11 15 (24.59%) Network Security
12 13 (21.31%) Wireless
13 12 (19.67%) Microsoft
13 12 (19.67%) CCNA
13 12 (19.67%) Cisco ASA
14 11 (18.03%) VLAN
14 11 (18.03%) SAN
14 11 (18.03%) VPN
15 10 (16.39%) RIP
15 10 (16.39%) OSPF
15 10 (16.39%) BGP
15 10 (16.39%) CCDA
15 10 (16.39%) Citrix
15 10 (16.39%) Huawei
15 10 (16.39%) VMware
15 10 (16.39%) VMware Infrastructure
16 9 (14.75%) Security Testing
16 9 (14.75%) PCI DSS

Wi-Fi
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 2 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (3.28%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (14.75%) Microsoft Excel
1 9 (14.75%) MS Visio
2 2 (3.28%) AutoCAD
2 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (14.75%) Office 365
2 5 (8.20%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 38 (62.30%) WAN
2 37 (60.66%) LAN
3 26 (42.62%) Firewall
4 15 (24.59%) Network Security
5 13 (21.31%) Wireless
6 12 (19.67%) Cisco ASA
7 11 (18.03%) SAN
7 11 (18.03%) VLAN
7 11 (18.03%) VPN
8 10 (16.39%) BGP
8 10 (16.39%) OSPF
8 10 (16.39%) RIP
9 9 (14.75%) MPLS
10 8 (13.11%) IPsec
11 7 (11.48%) HSRP
11 7 (11.48%) Intrusion Detection
11 7 (11.48%) VRRP
12 5 (8.20%) Structured Cabling
13 3 (4.92%) DNS
13 3 (4.92%) VoIP
General
1 21 (34.43%) Telecoms
2 5 (8.20%) Public Sector
3 4 (6.56%) Finance
4 1 (1.64%) Advertising
4 1 (1.64%) Banking
4 1 (1.64%) Games
4 1 (1.64%) Marketing
4 1 (1.64%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 17 (27.87%) Network Engineer
2 12 (19.67%) Architect
2 12 (19.67%) Network Architect
3 9 (14.75%) Design Engineer
3 9 (14.75%) Firewall Engineer
4 8 (13.11%) Network Systems Engineer
4 8 (13.11%) Systems Engineer
5 6 (9.84%) Cisco Engineer
5 6 (9.84%) Installations Engineer
6 5 (8.20%) Senior Network Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) Network Security Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) Security Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) Senior Network Security Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) Senior Security Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) Technical Writer
8 2 (3.28%) Analyst
8 2 (3.28%) CAD Design Engineer
8 2 (3.28%) CAD Engineer
8 2 (3.28%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 2 (3.28%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.64%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 17 (27.87%) Data Centre
2 9 (14.75%) CESG
3 7 (11.48%) CCTV
4 6 (9.84%) Digital TV
4 6 (9.84%) e-Learning
5 3 (4.92%) PMI
5 3 (4.92%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.64%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.64%) EPoS
7 1 (1.64%) NHS
7 1 (1.64%) Online Banking
7 1 (1.64%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 15 (24.59%) Windows
2 4 (6.56%) Windows Server
3 3 (4.92%) Windows 10
3 3 (4.92%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (3.28%) Linux
4 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.64%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.64%) MVS
5 1 (1.64%) Unix
5 1 (1.64%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.64%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (29.51%) Presales
2 9 (14.75%) CAD
2 9 (14.75%) Load Balancing
2 9 (14.75%) Security Testing
3 8 (13.11%) Change Management
3 8 (13.11%) Continuous Improvement
3 8 (13.11%) DNA
3 8 (13.11%) ITIL
3 8 (13.11%) Network Design
4 7 (11.48%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 6 (9.84%) Decision-Making
5 6 (9.84%) Information Security
6 5 (8.20%) IT Strategy
6 5 (8.20%) Resource Management
6 5 (8.20%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (8.20%) Supplier Management
7 4 (6.56%) Customer Requirements
7 4 (6.56%) Project Planning
7 4 (6.56%) Self-Awareness
8 3 (4.92%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.64%) ActionScript
1 1 (1.64%) ActionScript 2.0
1 1 (1.64%) C
1 1 (1.64%) PowerShell
1 1 (1.64%) SQL
Qualifications
1 36 (59.02%) Cisco Certification
2 35 (57.38%) CCNP
3 16 (26.23%) CCDP
4 12 (19.67%) CCNA
5 10 (16.39%) CCDA
6 8 (13.11%) CCIE
7 4 (6.56%) Degree
8 3 (4.92%) PMI Certification
8 3 (4.92%) PMP
9 2 (3.28%) CCIE Service Provider
9 2 (3.28%) CCSP
9 2 (3.28%) HNC
9 2 (3.28%) HND
9 2 (3.28%) JNCIA
9 2 (3.28%) JNCIE
9 2 (3.28%) JNCIP
9 2 (3.28%) MCP
9 2 (3.28%) MCSE
9 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (1.64%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (14.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 9 (14.75%) PCI DSS
2 8 (13.11%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (16.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (11.48%) Active Directory
2 7 (11.48%) Hyper-V
2 7 (11.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 7 (11.48%) Virtual Servers
2 7 (11.48%) XenApp
2 7 (11.48%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (6.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 24 (39.34%) Cisco
2 16 (26.23%) CheckPoint
3 12 (19.67%) Microsoft
4 10 (16.39%) Citrix
4 10 (16.39%) Huawei
4 10 (16.39%) VMware
5 9 (14.75%) Juniper
6 7 (11.48%) Forcepoint
6 7 (11.48%) NetApp
7 6 (9.84%) Virgin Media
8 5 (8.20%) F5
8 5 (8.20%) HP
8 5 (8.20%) Palo Alto
9 4 (6.56%) Avaya
9 4 (6.56%) Fortinet
9 4 (6.56%) Mitel
10 3 (4.92%) SolarWinds
11 2 (3.28%) Meraki
12 1 (1.64%) CA
12 1 (1.64%) Sophos