Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wireless
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 204 227 200
Rank change year-on-year +23 -27 -18
Permanent jobs citing Wireless 96 106 148
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.10% 1.07% 1.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.49% 6.75% 8.25%
Number of salaries quoted 76 99 118
West Midlands median annual salary £52,500 £37,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +40.00% -10.71% +29.23%
10th Percentile £26,500 £27,200 £25,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £57,500 £52,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% -

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 1,479 1,570 1,794
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 16.95% 15.78% 15.01%
Number of salaries quoted 1,078 1,262 1,403
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £38,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% +2.56%
10th Percentile £23,000 £24,502 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
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 22 September 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 22 September 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 65 £52,500 +23.53% 13
Worcestershire +13 11 £38,860 -5.79% 2
Coventry +3 5 £55,000 +37.50% 5
Shropshire +18 4 £30,000 -45.45% 4
Herefordshire +16 3 £45,000 +30.43% 1
Staffordshire +10 3 £35,000 +7.69% 6
Dudley - 2 £23,750 - 1
Warwickshire +24 1 £70,000 +100.00% 4
Wolverhampton +1 1 £26,000 -28.77%
Brierley Hill - 1 £24,500 -
Wireless
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 68 (70.83%) Cisco
2 63 (65.63%) WAN
3 58 (60.42%) Firewall
4 50 (52.08%) Cisco Certification
5 47 (48.96%) LAN
6 42 (43.75%) CCNP
7 39 (40.63%) VPN
8 37 (38.54%) Data Centre
9 33 (34.38%) Meraki
9 33 (34.38%) Presales
10 32 (33.33%) VMware
11 31 (32.29%) HP
12 29 (30.21%) F5
13 28 (29.17%) Microsoft
14 27 (28.13%) SolarWinds
14 27 (28.13%) VMware Infrastructure
15 26 (27.08%) Load Balancing
15 26 (27.08%) ITIL
16 25 (26.04%) VLAN
17 24 (25.00%) Windows
17 24 (25.00%) MPLS
18 23 (23.96%) OSPF
19 22 (22.92%) Microsoft Azure
20 21 (21.88%) Juniper
20 21 (21.88%) Cisco Wireless
21 20 (20.83%) CCDP
21 20 (20.83%) Network Management
22 19 (19.79%) Network Security
23 18 (18.75%) CCNA
24 17 (17.71%) CheckPoint

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 5 (5.21%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.13%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (6.25%) MS Visio
2 5 (5.21%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (6.25%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 22 (22.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (4.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 63 (65.63%) WAN
2 58 (60.42%) Firewall
3 47 (48.96%) LAN
4 39 (40.63%) VPN
5 25 (26.04%) VLAN
6 24 (25.00%) MPLS
7 23 (23.96%) OSPF
8 21 (21.88%) Cisco Wireless
9 19 (19.79%) Network Security
10 16 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
10 16 (16.67%) VoIP
11 15 (15.63%) Cisco Firepower
12 14 (14.58%) Cisco ASA
12 14 (14.58%) Cisco ISE
12 14 (14.58%) Internet
13 12 (12.50%) TCP/IP
14 11 (11.46%) TACACS
15 10 (10.42%) BGP
15 10 (10.42%) WLAN
16 9 (9.38%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.04%) SQL Server
General
1 13 (13.54%) Retail
2 9 (9.38%) Finance
3 8 (8.33%) Telecoms
4 5 (5.21%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.04%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 25 (26.04%) Network Engineer
2 21 (21.88%) Architect
3 17 (17.71%) Network Architect
3 17 (17.71%) Solutions Architect
4 14 (14.58%) Consultant
5 11 (11.46%) Cisco Consultant
5 11 (11.46%) Cisco Network Consultant
5 11 (11.46%) Network Consultant
5 11 (11.46%) Presales Solution Architect
6 10 (10.42%) Network Security Architect
6 10 (10.42%) Security Architect
6 10 (10.42%) Security Solutions Architect
7 6 (6.25%) Cisco Engineer
7 6 (6.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 6 (6.25%) Presales Consultant
7 6 (6.25%) Support Engineer
8 5 (5.21%) Cisco Presales Consultant
8 5 (5.21%) Senior Network Engineer
9 4 (4.17%) Network Security Engineer
9 4 (4.17%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.17%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 37 (38.54%) Data Centre
2 11 (11.46%) Driving Licence
3 9 (9.38%) FlexPod
4 7 (7.29%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (6.25%) EPoS
6 5 (5.21%) Management Information System
6 5 (5.21%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (4.17%) Mobile Computing
8 3 (3.13%) CCTV
8 3 (3.13%) Fintech
8 3 (3.13%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (3.13%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (2.08%) EMV
10 1 (1.04%) Client/Server
10 1 (1.04%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (1.04%) iPad
10 1 (1.04%) iPhone
10 1 (1.04%) PKI
10 1 (1.04%) Private Cloud
10 1 (1.04%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 24 (25.00%) Windows
2 15 (15.63%) Linux
3 7 (7.29%) Windows Server
4 4 (4.17%) Unix
5 3 (3.13%) Android
5 3 (3.13%) Windows 10
5 3 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.08%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.08%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.04%) Data ONTAP
7 1 (1.04%) FreeRTOS
7 1 (1.04%) Windows Phone
7 1 (1.04%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (34.38%) Presales
2 26 (27.08%) ITIL
2 26 (27.08%) Load Balancing
3 20 (20.83%) Network Management
4 14 (14.58%) Network Architecture
5 12 (12.50%) SIEM
6 11 (11.46%) Migration
7 10 (10.42%) Application Performance Management
7 10 (10.42%) DNA
7 10 (10.42%) ITIL V3
7 10 (10.42%) Performance Management
7 10 (10.42%) Security Management
8 9 (9.38%) Capacity Planning
8 9 (9.38%) Converged Infrastructure
8 9 (9.38%) Project Management
8 9 (9.38%) Value Proposition
9 8 (8.33%) Service Delivery
10 7 (7.29%) Problem-Solving
11 6 (6.25%) SDLC
11 6 (6.25%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (7.29%) SQL
2 4 (4.17%) C
3 3 (3.13%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.13%) VB
3 3 (3.13%) VBScript
4 2 (2.08%) C++
4 2 (2.08%) Python
5 1 (1.04%) Embedded C
5 1 (1.04%) Java
5 1 (1.04%) Perl
5 1 (1.04%) PHP
Qualifications
1 50 (52.08%) Cisco Certification
2 42 (43.75%) CCNP
3 20 (20.83%) CCDP
4 18 (18.75%) CCNA
5 14 (14.58%) CCIE
6 8 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (4.17%) MCP
8 3 (3.13%) JNCIA
8 3 (3.13%) JNCIS
8 3 (3.13%) MCSE
8 3 (3.13%) SC Cleared
8 3 (3.13%) Security Cleared
9 2 (2.08%) MCSA
10 1 (1.04%) CCDA
10 1 (1.04%) CCIP
10 1 (1.04%) CCSA
10 1 (1.04%) CCSP
10 1 (1.04%) CISSP
10 1 (1.04%) Degree
10 1 (1.04%) SCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (14.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (10.42%) Cyber Essentials
3 8 (8.33%) SLA
4 1 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 27 (28.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (10.42%) VMware NSX
3 9 (9.38%) Active Directory
4 6 (6.25%) Hyper-V
5 4 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (3.13%) XenApp
6 3 (3.13%) XenDesktop
7 2 (2.08%) VMware GSX
8 1 (1.04%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 14 (14.58%) Cisco Prime
2 12 (12.50%) QRadar
3 11 (11.46%) WhatsUp Gold
4 10 (10.42%) CASB
5 4 (4.17%) Nagios
5 4 (4.17%) SCCM
5 4 (4.17%) Stealthwatch
6 3 (3.13%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (3.13%) SCVMM
7 2 (2.08%) RSA enVision
8 1 (1.04%) Backup Exec
8 1 (1.04%) Nessus
8 1 (1.04%) SCOM
8 1 (1.04%) SmoothWall
8 1 (1.04%) WSUS
Vendors
1 68 (70.83%) Cisco
2 33 (34.38%) Meraki
3 32 (33.33%) VMware
4 31 (32.29%) HP
5 29 (30.21%) F5
6 28 (29.17%) Microsoft
7 27 (28.13%) SolarWinds
8 21 (21.88%) Juniper
9 17 (17.71%) CheckPoint
10 14 (14.58%) Aruba
11 13 (13.54%) Tripwire
12 12 (12.50%) Fortinet
12 12 (12.50%) Sophos
13 10 (10.42%) Infoblox
13 10 (10.42%) Palo Alto
13 10 (10.42%) Riverbed
14 9 (9.38%) McAfee
15 8 (8.33%) Citrix
16 4 (4.17%) Draytek
16 4 (4.17%) NetApp