Period
to 12 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Wireless skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Wireless over the 6 months to 12 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wireless
England > West Midlands
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 183 220 205
Rank change year-on-year +37 -15 -22
Permanent jobs citing Wireless 109 96 134
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.33% 0.95% 1.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.26% 6.23% 7.53%
Number of salaries quoted 88 70 124
West Midlands median annual salary £44,215 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.75% +12.50% +11.11%
10th Percentile £26,750 £31,800 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £57,625 £48,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

Wireless 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 1,502 1,541 1,779
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 18.39% 15.33% 15.89%
Number of salaries quoted 1,113 1,252 1,384
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,750 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

Wireless
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Wireless in the West Midlands

Wireless
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for Wireless in the West Midlands

Wireless
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Wireless in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 12 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Wireless in the West Midlands

Wireless
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 Wireless within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 12 December 2018. 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
Birmingham +8 61 £47,500 +2.70% 14
Staffordshire +32 13 £35,000 - 2
Coventry +13 9 £55,000 +46.67% 1
Worcestershire +4 6 £52,500 +16.67% 1
Shropshire +9 5 £30,000 -45.45% 4
Solihull - 5 £53,750 -
Warwickshire +33 4 £50,000 - 3
Dudley - 3 £24,750 - 1
Brierley Hill - 3 £24,625 -
Herefordshire - 2 £45,000 - 2
Wireless
England

For the 6 months to 12 December 2018, IT jobs citing Wireless 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 Wireless.

1 76 (69.72%) Cisco
2 72 (66.06%) Firewall
3 65 (59.63%) WAN
4 56 (51.38%) LAN
5 45 (41.28%) Cisco Certification
6 37 (33.94%) VPN
7 36 (33.03%) CCNP
8 29 (26.61%) Windows
9 26 (23.85%) CCNA
9 26 (23.85%) MPLS
9 26 (23.85%) OSPF
9 26 (23.85%) VLAN
10 25 (22.94%) BGP
11 24 (22.02%) Cisco ASA
12 23 (21.10%) Data Centre
13 22 (20.18%) VMware
13 22 (20.18%) Microsoft
13 22 (20.18%) Internet
13 22 (20.18%) WLAN
14 21 (19.27%) VMware Infrastructure
14 21 (19.27%) Network Management
15 20 (18.35%) Capacity Planning
15 20 (18.35%) VoIP
15 20 (18.35%) ITIL
15 20 (18.35%) HP
16 19 (17.43%) Network Security
16 19 (17.43%) Meraki
17 18 (16.51%) F5
17 18 (16.51%) Hyper-V
18 16 (14.68%) TCP/IP

Wireless
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 9 (8.26%) Skype for Business
2 1 (0.92%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.92%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (3.67%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.75%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.92%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (0.92%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 15 (13.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (7.34%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (7.34%) Office 365
3 1 (0.92%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 72 (66.06%) Firewall
2 65 (59.63%) WAN
3 56 (51.38%) LAN
4 37 (33.94%) VPN
5 26 (23.85%) MPLS
5 26 (23.85%) OSPF
5 26 (23.85%) VLAN
6 25 (22.94%) BGP
7 24 (22.02%) Cisco ASA
8 22 (20.18%) Internet
8 22 (20.18%) WLAN
9 20 (18.35%) VoIP
10 19 (17.43%) Network Security
11 16 (14.68%) TCP/IP
12 13 (11.93%) Cisco Nexus
13 11 (10.09%) ADSL
13 11 (10.09%) SAN
14 10 (9.17%) Ethernet
14 10 (9.17%) Intrusion Detection
15 9 (8.26%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.92%) Big Data
1 1 (0.92%) Data Lake
1 1 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (5.50%) CodeWarrior
1 6 (5.50%) Eclipse
General
1 12 (11.01%) Finance
2 10 (9.17%) Telecoms
3 7 (6.42%) Automotive
3 7 (6.42%) Retail
4 1 (0.92%) Advertising
4 1 (0.92%) Electronics
4 1 (0.92%) Mandarin Language
4 1 (0.92%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 45 (41.28%) Network Engineer
2 15 (13.76%) Architect
3 11 (10.09%) Senior Network Engineer
4 10 (9.17%) Software Engineer
5 9 (8.26%) Network Architect
5 9 (8.26%) Network Systems Engineer
5 9 (8.26%) Systems Engineer
6 8 (7.34%) Cisco Engineer
6 8 (7.34%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 7 (6.42%) Analyst
7 7 (6.42%) Consultant
8 6 (5.50%) Firmware Engineer
8 6 (5.50%) Senior Firmware Engineer
8 6 (5.50%) Senior Software Engineer
8 6 (5.50%) Solutions Architect
9 5 (4.59%) Network Security Engineer
9 5 (4.59%) Security Consultant
9 5 (4.59%) Security Engineer
9 5 (4.59%) Technical Architect
10 4 (3.67%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.92%) 802.1X
1 1 (0.92%) COM
1 1 (0.92%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 23 (21.10%) Data Centre
2 14 (12.84%) Video Conferencing
3 10 (9.17%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (7.34%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (2.75%) Driving Licence
5 3 (2.75%) EPoS
5 3 (2.75%) Internet of Things
5 3 (2.75%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (2.75%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.83%) Fintech
6 2 (1.83%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.83%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.83%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.92%) Clustering
7 1 (0.92%) Cyberattack
7 1 (0.92%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.92%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.92%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.92%) Replication
7 1 (0.92%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 29 (26.61%) Windows
2 11 (10.09%) Windows Server
3 9 (8.26%) Linux
4 4 (3.67%) Windows 10
4 4 (3.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (2.75%) FreeRTOS
5 3 (2.75%) Unix
6 2 (1.83%) Windows 8
6 2 (1.83%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.83%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.92%) Android
7 1 (0.92%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.92%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.92%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.92%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (19.27%) Network Management
2 20 (18.35%) Capacity Planning
2 20 (18.35%) ITIL
3 16 (14.68%) Problem-Solving
4 14 (12.84%) Presales
5 12 (11.01%) Mentoring
5 12 (11.01%) Project Management
6 11 (10.09%) Load Balancing
7 10 (9.17%) Software Engineering
8 9 (8.26%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 9 (8.26%) Server Virtualisation
9 8 (7.34%) Network Design
10 7 (6.42%) Change Management
10 7 (6.42%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (6.42%) Data Privacy
10 7 (6.42%) Network Architecture
10 7 (6.42%) Network Monitoring
10 7 (6.42%) Service Management
11 6 (5.50%) Root Cause Analysis
12 5 (4.59%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 12 (11.01%) C
2 10 (9.17%) C++
3 8 (7.34%) SQL
4 3 (2.75%) Embedded C
5 2 (1.83%) Embedded C++
5 2 (1.83%) Python
6 1 (0.92%) Java
6 1 (0.92%) Perl
6 1 (0.92%) PHP
Qualifications
1 45 (41.28%) Cisco Certification
2 36 (33.03%) CCNP
3 26 (23.85%) CCNA
4 10 (9.17%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (8.26%) MCSE
6 7 (6.42%) Security Cleared
7 6 (5.50%) CCDP
7 6 (5.50%) CCIE
7 6 (5.50%) JNCIS
8 5 (4.59%) JNCIA
9 4 (3.67%) SC Cleared
10 2 (1.83%) Degree
11 1 (0.92%) CCDE
11 1 (0.92%) CSSLP
11 1 (0.92%) GPEN
11 1 (0.92%) MCP
11 1 (0.92%) MCSA
11 1 (0.92%) OSCE
11 1 (0.92%) OSCP
11 1 (0.92%) OSWP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.17%) SLA
2 2 (1.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.92%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.92%) QA
System Software
1 21 (19.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (16.51%) Hyper-V
3 11 (10.09%) Active Directory
3 11 (10.09%) XenApp
4 10 (9.17%) XenDesktop
5 7 (6.42%) Firmware
6 3 (2.75%) VMware NSX
7 2 (1.83%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.92%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 7 (6.42%) Cisco Prime
2 4 (3.67%) Nagios
2 4 (3.67%) SCCM
2 4 (3.67%) Stealthwatch
3 2 (1.83%) SCOM
4 1 (0.92%) CASB
4 1 (0.92%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (0.92%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.92%) QRadar
4 1 (0.92%) RSA enVision
4 1 (0.92%) WhatsUp Gold
4 1 (0.92%) WSUS
Vendors
1 76 (69.72%) Cisco
2 22 (20.18%) Microsoft
2 22 (20.18%) VMware
3 20 (18.35%) HP
4 19 (17.43%) Meraki
5 18 (16.51%) F5
6 15 (13.76%) CheckPoint
7 13 (11.93%) Citrix
8 12 (11.01%) Fortinet
8 12 (11.01%) Juniper
8 12 (11.01%) SolarWinds
9 10 (9.17%) NetApp
10 9 (8.26%) Polycom
11 8 (7.34%) Aruba
11 8 (7.34%) Draytek
12 5 (4.59%) Blue Coat
12 5 (4.59%) Extreme Networks
12 5 (4.59%) Infoblox
12 5 (4.59%) Nokia
12 5 (4.59%) Palo Alto