Period
to 15 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for WLAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited WLAN over the 6 months to 15 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wireless LAN (WLAN)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 260 283 323
Rank change year-on-year +23 +40 -15
Permanent jobs citing WLAN 38 48 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.42% 0.48% 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.55% 3.08% 1.78%
Number of salaries quoted 17 47 27
West Midlands median annual salary £55,000 £34,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +61.76% -24.44% +20.00%
10th Percentile £27,550 £26,250 £37,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £60,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £51,000 £41,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year +23.64% -8.33% +5.88%

WLAN 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 1,492 1,559 1,794
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 16.44% 15.59% 14.87%
Number of salaries quoted 1,046 1,258 1,422
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £22,875 £24,250 £23,525
90th Percentile £63,750 £58,750 £60,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

WLAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for WLAN in the West Midlands

WLAN
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for WLAN in the West Midlands

WLAN
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing WLAN in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 15 August 2018.

Salary histogram for WLAN in the West Midlands

WLAN
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 WLAN within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 15 August 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 +13 29 £67,500 +98.53% 1
Staffordshire -4 3 £36,000 +20.00% 1
Shropshire - 2 £38,750 -
Worcestershire - 1 - -
WLAN
England

For the 6 months to 15 August 2018, IT jobs citing WLAN 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 WLAN.

1 35 (92.11%) LAN
1 35 (92.11%) WAN
2 29 (76.32%) Cisco Certification
3 27 (71.05%) Juniper
4 25 (65.79%) Cisco
5 24 (63.16%) CCNP
5 24 (63.16%) CCDP
5 24 (63.16%) CheckPoint
5 24 (63.16%) Presales
6 23 (60.53%) Load Balancing
7 22 (57.89%) Fortinet
8 20 (52.63%) Forcepoint
8 20 (52.63%) VPN
8 20 (52.63%) Network Security
8 20 (52.63%) Incident Management
8 20 (52.63%) Malware Detection/Protection
8 20 (52.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 20 (52.63%) Data Centre
8 20 (52.63%) Tufin
8 20 (52.63%) SIEM
8 20 (52.63%) Vulnerability Management
8 20 (52.63%) Software Optimisation
8 20 (52.63%) Cyberthreat
9 18 (47.37%) ITIL
9 18 (47.37%) MPLS
10 17 (44.74%) TCP/IP
10 17 (44.74%) DHCP
10 17 (44.74%) DNS
11 16 (42.11%) VLAN
12 15 (39.47%) SNMP

WLAN
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 12 (31.58%) IIS
2 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (5.26%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) assyst
1 1 (2.63%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.53%) Office 365
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 35 (92.11%) LAN
1 35 (92.11%) WAN
2 20 (52.63%) Network Security
2 20 (52.63%) VPN
3 18 (47.37%) MPLS
4 17 (44.74%) DHCP
4 17 (44.74%) DNS
4 17 (44.74%) TCP/IP
5 16 (42.11%) VLAN
6 15 (39.47%) SNMP
7 12 (31.58%) BGP
7 12 (31.58%) Cisco ASA
7 12 (31.58%) Cisco Firepower
7 12 (31.58%) Ethernet
7 12 (31.58%) FWSM
7 12 (31.58%) OSPF
7 12 (31.58%) SSL
7 12 (31.58%) Wireshark
8 10 (26.32%) Wireless
9 7 (18.42%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.63%) MySQL
1 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database
1 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (18.42%) Manufacturing
1 7 (18.42%) Retail
2 1 (2.63%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 22 (57.89%) Architect
2 20 (52.63%) Security Architect
2 20 (52.63%) Security Solutions Architect
2 20 (52.63%) Solutions Architect
3 8 (21.05%) Information Architect
3 8 (21.05%) Information Security Architect
4 4 (10.53%) Network Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Support Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Network Architect
7 1 (2.63%) 2nd Line Technical Support
7 1 (2.63%) 2nd Line Technical Support Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Senior Network Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Systems Support Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.89%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (52.63%) Cyberthreat
1 20 (52.63%) Data Centre
1 20 (52.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 5 (13.16%) Mobile Computing
3 3 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.16%) Windows
2 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (5.26%) Linux
3 2 (5.26%) Windows 7
3 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.63%) Windows 10
4 1 (2.63%) Windows 8
4 1 (2.63%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (63.16%) Presales
2 23 (60.53%) Load Balancing
3 20 (52.63%) Incident Management
3 20 (52.63%) Malware Detection/Protection
3 20 (52.63%) SIEM
3 20 (52.63%) Software Optimisation
3 20 (52.63%) Vulnerability Management
4 18 (47.37%) ITIL
5 13 (34.21%) ITIL V3
6 12 (31.58%) E-Commerce
6 12 (31.58%) Network Design
7 10 (26.32%) Information Security
8 7 (18.42%) Logistics
9 5 (13.16%) Problem-Solving
10 3 (7.89%) Change Management
11 2 (5.26%) Integration Testing
11 2 (5.26%) Service Delivery
11 2 (5.26%) Service Management
11 2 (5.26%) Strategic Management
12 1 (2.63%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.63%) PowerShell
1 1 (2.63%) SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (76.32%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (63.16%) CCDP
2 24 (63.16%) CCNP
3 12 (31.58%) CCSE
3 12 (31.58%) CISSP
3 12 (31.58%) IISP
3 12 (31.58%) ISSAP
3 12 (31.58%) JNCIP
4 4 (10.53%) CCNA
4 4 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (7.89%) Check Point Certification
5 3 (7.89%) Degree
5 3 (7.89%) MCITP
6 1 (2.63%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.63%) MCSA
6 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.63%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.63%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (15.79%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.26%) Hyper-V
2 2 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (31.58%) QRadar
Vendors
1 27 (71.05%) Juniper
2 25 (65.79%) Cisco
3 24 (63.16%) CheckPoint
4 22 (57.89%) Fortinet
5 20 (52.63%) Forcepoint
5 20 (52.63%) Tufin
6 12 (31.58%) IBM
6 12 (31.58%) LogRhythm
6 12 (31.58%) Splunk
7 5 (13.16%) VMware
8 4 (10.53%) F5
8 4 (10.53%) HP
8 4 (10.53%) Microsoft
8 4 (10.53%) SolarWinds
9 3 (7.89%) Avaya
10 2 (5.26%) Aruba
11 1 (2.63%) Google
11 1 (2.63%) Oracle
11 1 (2.63%) Remedy
11 1 (2.63%) Riverbed