The table below looks at the statistics for Wireless skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Wireless over the 3 months to 28 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wireless
Rank 215 250 209
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -41
Permanent jobs citing Wireless 1524 1351 1527
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.41% 1.11% 1.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.95% 6.53% 7.27%
Number of salaries quoted 1154 1081 1192
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
19175 20688 21017
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.74% 17.06% 19.29%
Number of salaries quoted 15395 16552 16993
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Wireless
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Wireless within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Wireless Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Wireless
Salary Trend

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

Wireless Salary Trend in the UK

Wireless
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Wireless over the 3 months to 28 May 2015 within the UK.

Wireless Salary Histogram in the UK

Wireless
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Wireless within the UK over the 3 months to 28 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +40 1407 £45,000 +5.88% 239
London +1 469 £50,000 +11.11% 46
South East +48 445 £43,000 -9.47% 61
City of London +35 142 £52,500 +10.52% 17
Berkshire +5 132 £53,750 +13.15% 23
North West +87 127 £47,500 +35.71% 35
East of England -29 122 £45,000 +5.88% 29
Surrey +58 85 £43,750 -7.89% 10
South West +29 81 £42,500 +21.42% 25
Cheshire +78 78 £36,000 -36.00% 5
Buckinghamshire +21 78 £45,000 -5.26% 13
Reading +9 77 £42,500 -2.85% 6
Cambridgeshire -23 68 £45,000 +5.88% 14
Crewe - 68 - - 1
West Midlands +22 62 £29,000 -3.33% 12
Hampshire 0 62 £37,500 -11.76% 6
Yorkshire +25 60 £37,500 - 12
Milton Keynes +10 50 £45,000 +9.09% 5
Cambridge -27 47 £45,000 - 10
West Yorkshire +41 46 £42,500 +41.66% 6
Manchester +23 41 £50,000 +29.87% 17
Wales +26 36 £40,000 +6.66% 3
Leeds +39 35 £55,000 +41.93% 6
Guildford +32 34 £55,000 +10.00% 3
South Wales +22 31 £40,000 +6.66% 2
East Midlands -22 30 £45,000 +5.88% 15
Scotland +25 29 £52,500 +61.53% 2
Birmingham -10 28 £29,000 -3.33% 10
Southampton +13 25 £41,500 +31.74% 1
Wiltshire +11 25 £42,500 +30.76% 6

Wireless
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing Wireless also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Wireless.

1 1603 (49.88%) Cisco
2 1310 (40.76%) Firewall
3 1122 (34.91%) Cisco Certification
4 1034 (32.17%) LAN
5 955 (29.71%) WAN
6 934 (29.06%) Windows
7 752 (23.40%) CCNP
8 701 (21.81%) VPN
9 652 (20.29%) Microsoft
10 584 (18.17%) Degree
11 574 (17.86%) CCNA
11 574 (17.86%) VMware
12 553 (17.21%) Juniper
13 551 (17.14%) ITIL
14 514 (15.99%) Telecoms
15 497 (15.46%) Active Directory
16 494 (15.37%) Finance
17 481 (14.97%) CheckPoint
18 480 (14.93%) Data Centre
19 456 (14.19%) HP
20 449 (13.97%) TCP/IP
21 422 (13.13%) Network Security
22 412 (12.82%) Cisco ASA
23 398 (12.38%) MS Excel
24 391 (12.17%) MS Exchange
25 387 (12.04%) VMware Infrastructure
26 386 (12.01%) VoIP
27 382 (11.89%) MPLS
28 374 (11.64%) DNS
29 365 (11.36%) BGP

Wireless
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing Wireless also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Wireless. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 391 (12.17%) MS Exchange
2 176 (5.48%) Exchange Server 2010
3 131 (4.08%) SharePoint
4 113 (3.52%) Exchange Server 2003
5 111 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
6 107 (3.33%) Lync
7 98 (3.05%) Exchange Server 2013
8 84 (2.61%) IIS
9 39 (1.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 22 (0.68%) Apache
11 9 (0.28%) OpenStack
11 9 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
12 8 (0.25%) IBM Notes
13 7 (0.22%) Node.js
13 7 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
14 4 (0.12%) GlassFish
14 4 (0.12%) JBoss
14 4 (0.12%) Tomcat
14 4 (0.12%) Confluence
15 3 (0.093%) Smallworld
Applications
1 398 (12.38%) MS Excel
2 318 (9.89%) MS Office
3 66 (2.05%) MS PowerPoint
4 64 (1.99%) MS Visio
5 17 (0.53%) MS Project
6 10 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.12%) RoboHelp
7 4 (0.12%) SOLIDWORKS
7 4 (0.12%) FrameMaker
7 4 (0.12%) PaintShop Pro
8 3 (0.093%) PowerPivot
8 3 (0.093%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.093%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.062%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.062%) InDesign
9 2 (0.062%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.062%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.062%) Final Cut Pro
10 1 (0.031%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 13 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 9 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.16%) Sage 50
3 5 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.12%) Epicor Vantage
5 3 (0.093%) assyst
5 3 (0.093%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.062%) Dynamics GP
6 2 (0.062%) Primavera
6 2 (0.062%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.062%) Magento
7 1 (0.031%) SAP R/3
7 1 (0.031%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 86 (2.68%) Office 365
2 50 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
3 36 (1.12%) IaaS
4 34 (1.06%) Amazon AWS
5 23 (0.72%) Microsoft Azure
6 14 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
7 11 (0.34%) Google Apps
8 8 (0.25%) SaaS
8 8 (0.25%) PaaS
9 5 (0.16%) Mimecast
10 4 (0.12%) Dropbox
11 3 (0.093%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.062%) Yammer
12 2 (0.062%) Amazon EC2
13 1 (0.031%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 1 (0.031%) OneDrive
13 1 (0.031%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 1310 (40.76%) Firewall
2 1034 (32.17%) LAN
3 955 (29.71%) WAN
4 701 (21.81%) VPN
5 449 (13.97%) TCP/IP
6 422 (13.13%) Network Security
7 412 (12.82%) Cisco ASA
8 386 (12.01%) VoIP
9 382 (11.89%) MPLS
10 374 (11.64%) DNS
11 365 (11.36%) BGP
12 325 (10.11%) OSPF
13 320 (9.96%) DHCP
14 319 (9.93%) Internet
15 315 (9.80%) Cisco Nexus
16 299 (9.30%) VLAN
17 290 (9.02%) SAN
18 220 (6.85%) EIGRP
19 215 (6.69%) SSL
20 196 (6.10%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 195 (6.07%) SQL Server
2 42 (1.31%) MySQL
3 36 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
4 22 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
5 13 (0.40%) NoSQL
6 11 (0.34%) MS Access
7 10 (0.31%) Data Mining
8 9 (0.28%) MongoDB
8 9 (0.28%) Relational Database
8 9 (0.28%) Crystal Reports
9 8 (0.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 8 (0.25%) Big Data
10 7 (0.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 6 (0.19%) SQL Server 2012
11 6 (0.19%) Apache Cassandra
12 5 (0.16%) Data Warehouse
13 4 (0.12%) CorVu
14 3 (0.093%) Oracle Database
15 2 (0.062%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 2 (0.062%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 23 (0.72%) Git (software)
2 18 (0.56%) Visual Studio
3 16 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (0.50%) GDB
4 14 (0.44%) WinDbg
5 12 (0.37%) JIRA
6 10 (0.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 9 (0.28%) Metasploit
7 9 (0.28%) Jenkins
8 8 (0.25%) Subversion
9 5 (0.16%) Cucumber
9 5 (0.16%) Axure RP
9 5 (0.16%) Selenium
10 4 (0.12%) ClearCase
10 4 (0.12%) Bitbucket
10 4 (0.12%) GCC
11 3 (0.093%) WebDriver
11 3 (0.093%) LoadUI
11 3 (0.093%) Calabash
11 3 (0.093%) Appium
General
1 514 (15.99%) Telecoms
2 494 (15.37%) Finance
3 200 (6.22%) Retail
4 111 (3.45%) Marketing
5 110 (3.42%) Financial Institution
6 95 (2.96%) Electronics
7 79 (2.46%) Legal
8 69 (2.15%) Law
9 46 (1.43%) Manufacturing
10 43 (1.34%) Advertising
10 43 (1.34%) Billing
11 40 (1.24%) Banking
12 24 (0.75%) Automotive
13 21 (0.65%) Multimedia
14 20 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
15 16 (0.50%) Military
16 14 (0.44%) Back Office
17 12 (0.37%) Investment Banking
18 9 (0.28%) Publishing
19 7 (0.22%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 828 (25.76%) Network Engineer
2 304 (9.46%) Support Engineer
3 286 (8.90%) Consultant
4 269 (8.37%) Analyst
5 244 (7.59%) Architect
6 207 (6.44%) Senior Network Engineer
7 139 (4.32%) Network Architect
8 125 (3.89%) Security Engineer
9 113 (3.52%) IT Support
10 112 (3.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 103 (3.20%) Developer
12 97 (3.02%) Software Engineer
13 96 (2.99%) Network Consultant
14 94 (2.92%) Network Support
15 92 (2.86%) Project Manager
16 84 (2.61%) Support Analyst
17 78 (2.43%) Technical Support
18 75 (2.33%) Network Security Engineer
19 73 (2.27%) Systems Engineer
20 70 (2.18%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (2.08%) .NET
2 65 (2.02%) CSS
3 63 (1.96%) HTML
4 44 (1.37%) XML
5 38 (1.18%) Web Services
6 27 (0.84%) XMPP
7 22 (0.68%) HTML5
8 21 (0.65%) jQuery
9 17 (0.53%) MAPI
10 14 (0.44%) JSON
11 12 (0.37%) WAP
12 11 (0.34%) ASP.NET
13 10 (0.31%) MFC
13 10 (0.31%) REST
14 9 (0.28%) RESTful
14 9 (0.28%) CSS3
15 8 (0.25%) ISPF
15 8 (0.25%) WinForms
16 7 (0.22%) LAMP
16 7 (0.22%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 480 (14.93%) Data Centre
2 209 (6.50%) Analytical Skills
3 158 (4.92%) Management Information System
4 141 (4.39%) Computer Science
5 104 (3.24%) Blackberry
6 87 (2.71%) Video Conferencing
7 78 (2.43%) Mobile App
8 52 (1.62%) iPhone
9 44 (1.37%) PMI
9 44 (1.37%) Clustering
10 42 (1.31%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 41 (1.28%) Replication
11 41 (1.28%) User Experience
12 38 (1.18%) PDA
13 37 (1.15%) Handset
14 36 (1.12%) IPTV
14 36 (1.12%) Internet of Things
15 30 (0.93%) Statistics
16 29 (0.90%) Cryptography
17 28 (0.87%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 934 (29.06%) Windows
2 337 (10.49%) Windows Server 2008
3 314 (9.77%) Linux
4 261 (8.12%) Windows Server 2012
5 248 (7.72%) Windows 7
6 234 (7.28%) Windows Server 2003
7 152 (4.73%) Windows XP
8 142 (4.42%) Android
9 132 (4.11%) Windows 8
10 116 (3.61%) Apple iOS
11 92 (2.86%) UNIX
12 78 (2.43%) Mac OS X
13 45 (1.40%) Windows Vista
14 26 (0.81%) Embedded Linux
15 16 (0.50%) Mac OS
16 15 (0.47%) Solaris
17 8 (0.25%) Windows 2000 Server
17 8 (0.25%) CentOS
18 7 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
19 5 (0.16%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 551 (17.14%) ITIL
2 279 (8.68%) Service Delivery
3 259 (8.06%) Project Management
4 223 (6.94%) Network Design
5 195 (6.07%) Load Balancing
6 193 (6.00%) Network Management
7 171 (5.32%) PRINCE2
8 161 (5.01%) Information Security
9 159 (4.95%) Risk Management
9 159 (4.95%) Agile Software Development
10 155 (4.82%) Change Management
11 152 (4.73%) Network Monitoring
12 137 (4.26%) Penetration Testing
13 130 (4.04%) Customer Engagement
14 111 (3.45%) Kalman Filter
15 109 (3.39%) Disaster Recovery
15 109 (3.39%) Software Engineering
16 104 (3.24%) Migration
17 94 (2.92%) Mentoring
18 90 (2.80%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 214 (6.66%) SQL
2 161 (5.01%) C
3 136 (4.23%) C++
4 106 (3.30%) Python
5 104 (3.24%) Java
6 90 (2.80%) C#
7 72 (2.24%) PHP
8 63 (1.96%) Perl
9 60 (1.87%) JavaScript
10 45 (1.40%) PowerShell
11 37 (1.15%) Embedded C
12 34 (1.06%) VB
13 26 (0.81%) T-SQL
14 22 (0.68%) Embedded C++
15 21 (0.65%) Objective-C
16 20 (0.62%) Bash Shell
17 18 (0.56%) VBScript
18 17 (0.53%) Assembly Language
18 17 (0.53%) Shell Script
19 15 (0.47%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1122 (34.91%) Cisco Certification
2 752 (23.40%) CCNP
3 584 (18.17%) Degree
4 574 (17.86%) CCNA
5 258 (8.03%) Security Cleared
6 217 (6.75%) CCIE
7 207 (6.44%) SC Cleared
8 165 (5.13%) Microsoft Certification
9 135 (4.20%) CISSP
10 105 (3.27%) MCSE
11 82 (2.55%) CISM
12 80 (2.49%) CCSA
13 73 (2.27%) PMI Certification
14 59 (1.84%) MCITP
15 58 (1.80%) MCP
16 57 (1.77%) CCSE
17 51 (1.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 48 (1.49%) CCDP
19 46 (1.43%) Citrix Certification
20 40 (1.24%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 236 (7.34%) SLA
2 92 (2.86%) QA
3 85 (2.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 71 (2.21%) PCI DSS
5 30 (0.93%) ISO 9001
6 18 (0.56%) ISO 14001
7 14 (0.44%) JTAG
8 12 (0.37%) ISO 9000
9 7 (0.22%) COBIT
10 6 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.062%) JSP 440
12 1 (0.031%) BS25999
12 1 (0.031%) HL7
12 1 (0.031%) DICOM
System Software
1 497 (15.46%) Active Directory
2 387 (12.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 217 (6.75%) Hyper-V
4 115 (3.58%) vSphere
5 95 (2.96%) XenApp
6 68 (2.12%) Firmware
7 67 (2.08%) XenDesktop
8 55 (1.71%) XenServer
9 41 (1.28%) VMware ESXi
10 40 (1.24%) VMware ESX
11 24 (0.75%) DFS Replication
12 23 (0.72%) Terminal Server
13 21 (0.65%) ISA Server
14 17 (0.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 17 (0.53%) Snort
15 11 (0.34%) Terminal Services
16 9 (0.28%) Forefront TMG
17 4 (0.12%) ProxySG
17 4 (0.12%) UAG
18 3 (0.093%) NFS
Systems Management
1 107 (3.33%) Cisco Prime
2 70 (2.18%) Backup Exec
3 69 (2.15%) SCCM
4 57 (1.77%) Cisco CUCM
5 56 (1.74%) FortiGate
6 46 (1.43%) CiscoWorks
7 37 (1.15%) SCOM
8 34 (1.06%) Norton AntiVirus
9 32 (1.00%) OpenView
10 28 (0.87%) CA Spectrum
11 24 (0.75%) Cisco UCCX
12 22 (0.68%) Nagios
13 16 (0.50%) Puppet
14 15 (0.47%) Cacti
14 15 (0.47%) WSUS
15 14 (0.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 14 (0.44%) OPNET
15 14 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
16 13 (0.40%) Cisco LMS
16 13 (0.40%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 1603 (49.88%) Cisco
2 652 (20.29%) Microsoft
3 574 (17.86%) VMware
4 553 (17.21%) Juniper
5 481 (14.97%) CheckPoint
6 456 (14.19%) HP
7 352 (10.95%) Citrix
8 339 (10.55%) F5
9 183 (5.69%) SolarWinds
10 144 (4.48%) Aruba
11 142 (4.42%) Riverbed
12 130 (4.04%) Dell
13 112 (3.48%) Fortinet
13 112 (3.48%) Apple
14 103 (3.20%) Meraki
15 98 (3.05%) Symantec
16 91 (2.83%) Mitel
17 86 (2.68%) Nokia
18 85 (2.64%) McAfee
19 77 (2.40%) SonicWALL
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