Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wireless LAN (WLAN)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 258 285 305
Rank change year-on-year +27 +20 -2
Permanent jobs citing WLAN 35 42 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.41% 0.41% 0.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.32% 2.63% 2.06%
Number of salaries quoted 26 28 37
West Midlands median annual salary £55,000 £35,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +57.14% -22.22% +32.35%
10th Percentile £29,125 £26,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £60,250 £67,500
England median annual salary £49,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -

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 1,511 1,600 1,841
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 17.90% 15.72% 15.92%
Number of salaries quoted 1,112 1,301 1,424
West Midlands median annual salary £41,500 £38,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.79% -1.28% +4.00%
10th Percentile £24,750 £24,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £66,225 £60,250 £58,750
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 17 November 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 17 November 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
Staffordshire +30 16 £40,000 +14.29% 7
Birmingham -25 6 £80,000 +113.33%
Coventry +17 5 £55,000 -33.33%
Worcestershire - 3 £65,000 - 1
Herefordshire - 2 - -
Shropshire - 2 £38,750 -
WLAN
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 29 (82.86%) LAN
1 29 (82.86%) WAN
2 25 (71.43%) Cisco
3 23 (65.71%) Firewall
4 21 (60.00%) TCP/IP
5 18 (51.43%) Cisco Certification
5 18 (51.43%) MPLS
5 18 (51.43%) Wireless
6 17 (48.57%) Network Security
6 17 (48.57%) CCNP
7 15 (42.86%) VPN
8 14 (40.00%) Capacity Planning
9 13 (37.14%) Problem-Solving
9 13 (37.14%) OSPF
10 12 (34.29%) CheckPoint
10 12 (34.29%) DNS
10 12 (34.29%) DHCP
10 12 (34.29%) Windows
10 12 (34.29%) Fortinet
11 11 (31.43%) VLAN
11 11 (31.43%) Network Design
11 11 (31.43%) BGP
11 11 (31.43%) Internet
12 10 (28.57%) Ethernet
12 10 (28.57%) Active Directory
12 10 (28.57%) VMware
13 9 (25.71%) Cisco ASA
13 9 (25.71%) Microsoft
13 9 (25.71%) CCDP
13 9 (25.71%) VoIP

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 5 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
1 5 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 3 (8.57%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) assyst
1 1 (2.86%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (22.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 29 (82.86%) LAN
1 29 (82.86%) WAN
2 23 (65.71%) Firewall
3 21 (60.00%) TCP/IP
4 18 (51.43%) MPLS
4 18 (51.43%) Wireless
5 17 (48.57%) Network Security
6 15 (42.86%) VPN
7 13 (37.14%) OSPF
8 12 (34.29%) DHCP
8 12 (34.29%) DNS
9 11 (31.43%) BGP
9 11 (31.43%) Internet
9 11 (31.43%) VLAN
10 10 (28.57%) Ethernet
11 9 (25.71%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (25.71%) VoIP
12 8 (22.86%) SNMP
13 6 (17.14%) ADSL
13 6 (17.14%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.57%) Big Data
1 3 (8.57%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (2.86%) MySQL
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database
General
1 6 (17.14%) Telecoms
2 5 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (37.14%) Network Engineer
2 11 (31.43%) Architect
3 7 (20.00%) Network Architect
3 7 (20.00%) Senior Network Engineer
4 5 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (11.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (11.43%) Security Architect
5 4 (11.43%) Security Solutions Architect
5 4 (11.43%) Support Engineer
6 3 (8.57%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (8.57%) Cisco Architect
6 3 (8.57%) Cisco Network Architect
6 3 (8.57%) Cisco Security Architect
6 3 (8.57%) Cisco Solutions Architect
6 3 (8.57%) Network Design Architect
6 3 (8.57%) Network Security Architect
6 3 (8.57%) Technical Engineer
6 3 (8.57%) Technical Support
6 3 (8.57%) Technical Support Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.29%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) Data Centre
2 5 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (11.43%) Cyberthreat
3 4 (11.43%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 3 (8.57%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (2.86%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (34.29%) Windows
2 5 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (11.43%) Linux
3 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (8.57%) Windows 10
5 2 (5.71%) Windows 7
5 2 (5.71%) Windows Server
5 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.86%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (40.00%) Capacity Planning
2 13 (37.14%) Problem-Solving
3 11 (31.43%) Network Design
4 9 (25.71%) Continuous Improvement
4 9 (25.71%) Network Management
4 9 (25.71%) Presales
5 8 (22.86%) ITIL
5 8 (22.86%) Load Balancing
5 8 (22.86%) Mentoring
6 7 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
7 6 (17.14%) Data Privacy
7 6 (17.14%) Information Security
8 5 (14.29%) Change Management
8 5 (14.29%) Mobile Device Management
8 5 (14.29%) Project Management
8 5 (14.29%) Remediation Plan
9 4 (11.43%) ITIL V3
9 4 (11.43%) Malware Detection/Protection
9 4 (11.43%) Software Optimisation
9 4 (11.43%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.57%) SQL
2 2 (5.71%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 18 (51.43%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (48.57%) CCNP
3 9 (25.71%) CCDP
4 7 (20.00%) CCNA
5 6 (17.14%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (14.29%) Degree
6 5 (14.29%) JNCIA
6 5 (14.29%) JNCIS
6 5 (14.29%) MCITP
7 3 (8.57%) CCSE
7 3 (8.57%) CISSP
7 3 (8.57%) IISP
7 3 (8.57%) ISSAP
7 3 (8.57%) JNCIP
7 3 (8.57%) TOGAF Certification
8 1 (2.86%) DV Cleared
8 1 (2.86%) MCSA
8 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
8 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) SLA
2 1 (2.86%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.57%) Hyper-V
2 3 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.71%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (8.57%) QRadar
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 25 (71.43%) Cisco
2 12 (34.29%) CheckPoint
2 12 (34.29%) Fortinet
3 10 (28.57%) VMware
4 9 (25.71%) Microsoft
5 7 (20.00%) F5
6 6 (17.14%) Juniper
7 5 (14.29%) Blue Coat
7 5 (14.29%) Extreme Networks
7 5 (14.29%) Nokia
8 4 (11.43%) Avaya
8 4 (11.43%) Tufin
9 3 (8.57%) Aruba
9 3 (8.57%) IBM
9 3 (8.57%) Infoblox
9 3 (8.57%) LogRhythm
9 3 (8.57%) Palo Alto
9 3 (8.57%) Splunk
9 3 (8.57%) Zscaler
10 2 (5.71%) SolarWinds