Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wireless LAN (WLAN)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 258 279 302
Rank change year-on-year +21 +23 -3
Permanent jobs citing WLAN 62 28 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.63% 0.27% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.25% 1.69% 1.51%
Number of salaries quoted 29 25 25
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £46,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.04% +53.33% -42.86%
10th Percentile £22,750 £36,750 £21,100
90th Percentile £58,000 £62,392 £43,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -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 1,458 1,658 1,656
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 14.79% 16.03% 15.20%
Number of salaries quoted 1,095 1,302 1,406
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £23,500 £24,500 £23,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £58,750 £56,250
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 21 February 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 21 February 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 +49 51 £40,000 -11.11%
Staffordshire +17 6 £32,000 -50.77% 3
Warwickshire - 3 £23,500 - 1
Coventry -15 1 £60,000 +30.43%
WLAN
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 57 (91.94%) LAN
2 47 (75.81%) WAN
3 46 (74.19%) Cisco
4 40 (64.52%) Cisco Certification
5 35 (56.45%) Juniper
5 35 (56.45%) CCNP
5 35 (56.45%) MPLS
6 31 (50.00%) Wireless
7 30 (48.39%) CheckPoint
8 27 (43.55%) Firewall
9 25 (40.32%) CCNA
10 23 (37.10%) ITIL
11 22 (35.48%) Load Balancing
12 21 (33.87%) Presales
13 19 (30.65%) BGP
14 18 (29.03%) Fortinet
14 18 (29.03%) Cisco Wireless
15 17 (27.42%) Ethernet
16 16 (25.81%) DHCP
16 16 (25.81%) VPN
16 16 (25.81%) DNS
16 16 (25.81%) VLAN
16 16 (25.81%) Data Centre
17 15 (24.19%) IBM
17 15 (24.19%) OSPF
17 15 (24.19%) CCDP
18 14 (22.58%) Windows
19 13 (20.97%) CISSP
19 13 (20.97%) Network Design
19 13 (20.97%) 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 (19.35%) IIS
2 3 (4.84%) Office Communications Server
2 3 (4.84%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.84%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (9.68%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.06%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 57 (91.94%) LAN
2 47 (75.81%) WAN
3 35 (56.45%) MPLS
4 31 (50.00%) Wireless
5 27 (43.55%) Firewall
6 19 (30.65%) BGP
7 18 (29.03%) Cisco Wireless
8 17 (27.42%) Ethernet
9 16 (25.81%) DHCP
9 16 (25.81%) DNS
9 16 (25.81%) VLAN
9 16 (25.81%) VPN
10 15 (24.19%) OSPF
11 13 (20.97%) SNMP
11 13 (20.97%) TCP/IP
12 12 (19.35%) Cisco ASA
12 12 (19.35%) FWSM
12 12 (19.35%) Network Security
12 12 (19.35%) SSL
12 12 (19.35%) Wireshark
General
1 7 (11.29%) Finance
2 6 (9.68%) Retail
3 5 (8.06%) Manufacturing
3 5 (8.06%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.23%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.61%) Banking
5 1 (1.61%) Legal
Job Titles
1 26 (41.94%) Network Engineer
2 14 (22.58%) Architect
2 14 (22.58%) Solutions Architect
3 12 (19.35%) Security Architect
3 12 (19.35%) Security Solutions Architect
4 7 (11.29%) Field Engineer
5 6 (9.68%) Cisco Engineer
5 6 (9.68%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 6 (9.68%) Integration Engineer
6 5 (8.06%) Administrator
6 5 (8.06%) Network Administrator
6 5 (8.06%) Software Integration Engineer
7 4 (6.45%) IT Engineer
7 4 (6.45%) Senior Network Engineer
7 4 (6.45%) Support Engineer
8 3 (4.84%) Cisco Project Manager
8 3 (4.84%) IT Support
8 3 (4.84%) IT Support Engineer
8 3 (4.84%) Project Manager
9 2 (3.23%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.84%) XMPP
2 2 (3.23%) 802.1X
2 2 (3.23%) VXML
3 1 (1.61%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (25.81%) Data Centre
2 12 (19.35%) Cyberthreat
2 12 (19.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 9 (14.52%) Mobile Computing
4 7 (11.29%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (8.06%) Computer Science
7 3 (4.84%) PDA
8 1 (1.61%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.61%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (22.58%) Windows
2 7 (11.29%) Android
2 7 (11.29%) Apple iOS
2 7 (11.29%) Windows Mobile
3 6 (9.68%) Windows Server
4 5 (8.06%) Unix
5 4 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (4.84%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.61%) Linux
8 1 (1.61%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.61%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (37.10%) ITIL
2 22 (35.48%) Load Balancing
3 21 (33.87%) Presales
4 13 (20.97%) Network Design
5 12 (19.35%) Change Management
5 12 (19.35%) E-Commerce
5 12 (19.35%) Incident Management
5 12 (19.35%) ITIL V3
5 12 (19.35%) Malware Detection/Protection
5 12 (19.35%) SIEM
5 12 (19.35%) Software Optimisation
5 12 (19.35%) Vulnerability Management
6 7 (11.29%) Customer Requirements
6 7 (11.29%) Network Monitoring
6 7 (11.29%) Project Management
7 5 (8.06%) Network Architecture
7 5 (8.06%) SDLC
8 4 (6.45%) Release Management
8 4 (6.45%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (6.45%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 8 (12.90%) SQL
2 2 (3.23%) C#
2 2 (3.23%) C++
Qualifications
1 40 (64.52%) Cisco Certification
2 35 (56.45%) CCNP
3 25 (40.32%) CCNA
4 15 (24.19%) CCDP
5 13 (20.97%) CISSP
6 12 (19.35%) CCSE
6 12 (19.35%) IISP
6 12 (19.35%) ISSAP
6 12 (19.35%) JNCIP
7 6 (9.68%) Check Point Certification
7 6 (9.68%) Degree
8 5 (8.06%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (1.61%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 1 (1.61%) CCDA
9 1 (1.61%) CCIP
9 1 (1.61%) CCSA
9 1 (1.61%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (12.90%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.84%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (19.35%) QRadar
2 5 (8.06%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (4.84%) WSUS
4 2 (3.23%) AirWatch
4 2 (3.23%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (3.23%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (1.61%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 46 (74.19%) Cisco
2 35 (56.45%) Juniper
3 30 (48.39%) CheckPoint
4 18 (29.03%) Fortinet
5 15 (24.19%) IBM
6 13 (20.97%) SolarWinds
7 12 (19.35%) Forcepoint
7 12 (19.35%) LogRhythm
7 12 (19.35%) Splunk
7 12 (19.35%) Tufin
8 10 (16.13%) F5
8 10 (16.13%) HP
9 6 (9.68%) Motorola
10 5 (8.06%) Microsoft
11 4 (6.45%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 4 (6.45%) Capita
11 4 (6.45%) Dell
11 4 (6.45%) Symantec
11 4 (6.45%) VMware
12 2 (3.23%) Aerohive Networks