Period
to 20 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Wi-Fi skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Wi-Fi over the 6 months to 20 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wireless Fidelity (WiFi)
UK > England
6 months to
20 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 339 400 396
Rank change year-on-year +61 -4 +96
Permanent jobs citing Wi-Fi 520 864 1,136
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.91% 0.75% 0.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.32% 4.92% 5.37%
Number of salaries quoted 477 785 1,001
Median annual salary £49,000 £41,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.07% -7.78% +5.26%
10th Percentile £27,264 £25,000 £26,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £42,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +13.10% -6.67% +5.88%

Wi-Fi 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 England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 8,223 17,547 21,142
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 14.35% 15.14% 15.20%
Number of salaries quoted 6,554 14,174 16,874
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £25,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Wi-Fi
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Wi-Fi as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Wi-Fi in England

Wi-Fi
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Wi-Fi in England.

Salary trend for Wi-Fi in England

Wi-Fi
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Wi-Fi in England over the 6 months to 20 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Wi-Fi in England

Wi-Fi
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Wi-Fi within the England region over the 6 months to 20 January 2021. 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
North of England +107 147 £55,000 +57.14% 21
London +42 145 £55,000 +32.53% 24
Yorkshire +75 87 £57,500 +130.00% 10
South East +65 74 £45,000 - 25
Midlands +73 67 £40,000 -20.00% 15
West Midlands +70 47 £41,000 -21.90% 6
North West +82 45 £42,500 -10.53% 8
East of England +58 44 £47,500 +37.68% 10
South West +64 42 £44,000 +10.00% 16
East Midlands +58 20 £29,360 -29.68% 9
North East +21 15 £52,500 +5.00% 3
Wi-Fi
UK

For the 6 months to 20 January 2021, IT jobs citing Wi-Fi 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 England region with a requirement for Wi-Fi.

1 214 (41.15%) WAN
2 197 (37.88%) LAN
3 196 (37.69%) Cisco
3 196 (37.69%) Firewall
4 169 (32.50%) Microsoft
5 153 (29.42%) Wireless
6 146 (28.08%) Windows
7 144 (27.69%) Office 365
8 143 (27.50%) Active Directory
9 134 (25.77%) Azure
10 129 (24.81%) VPN
11 115 (22.12%) Cisco Certification
12 107 (20.58%) VoIP
13 104 (20.00%) Linux
14 96 (18.46%) VMware
15 95 (18.27%) AWS
16 91 (17.50%) DNS
17 90 (17.31%) TCP/IP
18 85 (16.35%) DHCP
18 85 (16.35%) Network Security
19 82 (15.77%) Telecoms
20 79 (15.19%) Python
21 75 (14.42%) CCNP
22 65 (12.50%) Windows Server
23 63 (12.12%) CCNA
23 63 (12.12%) Finance
24 62 (11.92%) Cisco ASA
24 62 (11.92%) Problem-Solving
25 59 (11.35%) Microsoft Office
26 58 (11.15%) Palo Alto

Wi-Fi
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 42 (8.08%) SharePoint
2 31 (5.96%) MS Exchange
3 26 (5.00%) Skype for Business
4 24 (4.62%) IIS
5 16 (3.08%) Apache
6 12 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (0.77%) Confluence
8 4 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.38%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.38%) WordPress
10 1 (0.19%) DNN
10 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 59 (11.35%) Microsoft Office
2 34 (6.54%) MS Visio
3 19 (3.65%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (1.35%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.38%) SketchUp
6 1 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.19%) OrCAD
6 1 (0.19%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 144 (27.69%) Office 365
2 134 (25.77%) Azure
3 95 (18.27%) AWS
4 37 (7.12%) Azure Active Directory
5 24 (4.62%) GCP
6 22 (4.23%) Mimecast
6 22 (4.23%) Route 53
6 22 (4.23%) Slack
7 15 (2.88%) OneDrive
8 13 (2.50%) G Suite
9 12 (2.31%) IaaS
10 8 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (0.96%) AWS CloudFormation
12 3 (0.58%) GitHub
12 3 (0.58%) PaaS
12 3 (0.58%) Power Platform
13 2 (0.38%) SaaS
14 1 (0.19%) Amazon S3
14 1 (0.19%) OpenShift
14 1 (0.19%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 214 (41.15%) WAN
2 197 (37.88%) LAN
3 196 (37.69%) Firewall
4 153 (29.42%) Wireless
5 129 (24.81%) VPN
6 107 (20.58%) VoIP
7 91 (17.50%) DNS
8 90 (17.31%) TCP/IP
9 85 (16.35%) DHCP
9 85 (16.35%) Network Security
10 62 (11.92%) Cisco ASA
11 57 (10.96%) MPLS
12 55 (10.58%) VLAN
13 53 (10.19%) BGP
13 53 (10.19%) OSPF
14 49 (9.42%) Wireshark
15 42 (8.08%) Broadband
15 42 (8.08%) Internet
16 40 (7.69%) Ethernet
17 34 (6.54%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (4.23%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.15%) MySQL
2 6 (1.15%) SQL Server 2014
3 5 (0.96%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (0.58%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.38%) Apache Ignite
5 2 (0.38%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.38%) Power BI
5 2 (0.38%) Redis
5 2 (0.38%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.38%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.19%) Big Data
6 1 (0.19%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.19%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.19%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 13 (2.50%) JIRA
2 10 (1.92%) Git (software)
3 6 (1.15%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (0.58%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.38%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.19%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.19%) GCC
6 1 (0.19%) Selenium
6 1 (0.19%) Subversion
General
1 82 (15.77%) Telecoms
2 63 (12.12%) Finance
3 23 (4.42%) Marketing
4 20 (3.85%) Public Sector
5 18 (3.46%) Retail
6 9 (1.73%) Banking
6 9 (1.73%) Electronics
7 6 (1.15%) Law
8 5 (0.96%) Fire and Rescue
9 4 (0.77%) Legal
9 4 (0.77%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.58%) Aerospace
10 3 (0.58%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.38%) Advertising
11 2 (0.38%) Automotive
11 2 (0.38%) French Language
12 1 (0.19%) Games
12 1 (0.19%) German Language
Job Titles
1 141 (27.12%) Network Engineer
2 48 (9.23%) Senior Network Engineer
3 45 (8.65%) Analyst
4 40 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 40 (7.69%) Wireless Engineer
5 33 (6.35%) Support Engineer
6 26 (5.00%) Design Engineer
7 24 (4.62%) DSP Engineer
7 24 (4.62%) Embedded Engineer
7 24 (4.62%) Senior DSP Engineer
8 23 (4.42%) Cisco Engineer
9 22 (4.23%) IT Engineer
9 22 (4.23%) Software Engineer
10 21 (4.04%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 21 (4.04%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 21 (4.04%) Embedded Software Engineer
11 19 (3.65%) Field Engineer
12 18 (3.46%) Architect
12 18 (3.46%) Wireless Network Engineer
13 17 (3.27%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (4.42%) 802.1X
2 21 (4.04%) HTML
3 17 (3.27%) XMPP
4 14 (2.69%) CSS
5 5 (0.96%) REST
6 4 (0.77%) FIX Protocol
6 4 (0.77%) JSON
6 4 (0.77%) Node.js
6 4 (0.77%) SOAP
7 3 (0.58%) gRPC
7 3 (0.58%) Regular Expression
7 3 (0.58%) Web Services
7 3 (0.58%) YAML
8 2 (0.38%) Elastic Stack
8 2 (0.38%) HTML5
8 2 (0.38%) LAMP
8 2 (0.38%) LEMP Stack
8 2 (0.38%) React
9 1 (0.19%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (0.19%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 52 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 41 (7.88%) Driving Licence
3 29 (5.58%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (5.58%) Self-Motivation
4 24 (4.62%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 24 (4.62%) Management Information System
5 17 (3.27%) Embedded Systems
5 17 (3.27%) Mobile App
6 16 (3.08%) Algorithms
6 16 (3.08%) EPoS
7 13 (2.50%) Device Driver
8 12 (2.31%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 12 (2.31%) Social Media
9 9 (1.73%) CCTV
10 8 (1.54%) Clustering
11 7 (1.35%) Digital TV
11 7 (1.35%) Internet of Things
11 7 (1.35%) User Experience
12 6 (1.15%) Cyberthreat
13 5 (0.96%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 146 (28.08%) Windows
2 104 (20.00%) Linux
3 65 (12.50%) Windows Server
4 40 (7.69%) Windows 10
5 23 (4.42%) Windows 7
6 22 (4.23%) Mac OS X
7 20 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (3.85%) Windows Server 2016
8 16 (3.08%) Windows Server 2019
9 13 (2.50%) Apple iOS
10 10 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (1.54%) Android
11 8 (1.54%) Ubuntu
12 5 (0.96%) CentOS
12 5 (0.96%) Mac OS
13 4 (0.77%) SUSE
14 3 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
15 2 (0.38%) FreeNAS
15 2 (0.38%) Unix
16 1 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (11.92%) Problem-Solving
2 57 (10.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 57 (10.96%) ITIL
3 40 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
4 36 (6.92%) Computer Science
5 30 (5.77%) Network Management
6 29 (5.58%) Disaster Recovery
7 28 (5.38%) Identity Management
8 26 (5.00%) Software Engineering
9 25 (4.81%) Validation
10 24 (4.62%) Network Design
10 24 (4.62%) Performance Analysis
10 24 (4.62%) Service Management
11 22 (4.23%) B2B
11 22 (4.23%) DevOps
11 22 (4.23%) Security Monitoring
12 21 (4.04%) Change Management
12 21 (4.04%) Test Automation
13 20 (3.85%) Project Delivery
13 20 (3.85%) Requirements Gathering
Programming Languages
1 79 (15.19%) Python
2 56 (10.77%) C
3 51 (9.81%) C++
4 28 (5.38%) SQL
5 24 (4.62%) PowerShell
6 17 (3.27%) MATLAB
7 13 (2.50%) PHP
8 10 (1.92%) Embedded C
8 10 (1.92%) JavaScript
9 8 (1.54%) Bash Shell
9 8 (1.54%) TypeScript
10 7 (1.35%) Go
11 6 (1.15%) Perl
12 5 (0.96%) R
13 4 (0.77%) VBScript
14 3 (0.58%) Embedded C++
15 2 (0.38%) Java
15 2 (0.38%) Kotlin
15 2 (0.38%) Tcl
16 1 (0.19%) VBA
Qualifications
1 115 (22.12%) Cisco Certification
2 75 (14.42%) CCNP
3 63 (12.12%) CCNA
4 37 (7.12%) Microsoft Certification
5 25 (4.81%) MCSE
6 24 (4.62%) JNCIA
7 18 (3.46%) CCDP
7 18 (3.46%) Degree
7 18 (3.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 18 (3.46%) JNCIS
8 16 (3.08%) PhD
9 15 (2.88%) Security Cleared
10 13 (2.50%) CCIE
10 13 (2.50%) MCSA
10 13 (2.50%) SC Cleared
11 12 (2.31%) HNC
11 12 (2.31%) HND
12 11 (2.12%) CCDA
12 11 (2.12%) DBS Check
13 6 (1.15%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (8.27%) SLA
2 17 (3.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (2.50%) GDPR
4 6 (1.15%) NIST
5 5 (0.96%) Cyber Essentials
5 5 (0.96%) QA
6 4 (0.77%) PMO
6 4 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.58%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 2 (0.38%) ISO 26262
8 2 (0.38%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.38%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.19%) JTAG
System Software
1 143 (27.50%) Active Directory
2 54 (10.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (9.04%) Hyper-V
4 34 (6.54%) Firmware
5 20 (3.85%) VMware Server
6 11 (2.12%) Virtual Servers
7 9 (1.73%) Docker
8 8 (1.54%) Terminal Services
8 8 (1.54%) vSphere
8 8 (1.54%) XenApp
9 6 (1.15%) BitLocker
9 6 (1.15%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 6 (1.15%) VMware Workstation
10 5 (0.96%) Virtual Desktop
11 4 (0.77%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 4 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (0.77%) VMware NSX
12 2 (0.38%) NFS
12 2 (0.38%) Samba
12 2 (0.38%) Slurm Workload Manager
Systems Management
1 40 (7.69%) SCCM
2 37 (7.12%) Ansible
3 26 (5.00%) Puppet
4 24 (4.62%) Opscode Chef
5 23 (4.42%) Nagios
6 21 (4.04%) Microsoft Intune
7 17 (3.27%) Graylog
7 17 (3.27%) Kibana
8 8 (1.54%) Cisco Prime
9 7 (1.35%) AirWatch
9 7 (1.35%) Cisco CUCM
10 6 (1.15%) Kubernetes
10 6 (1.15%) Terraform
11 5 (0.96%) ITRS Geneos
12 3 (0.58%) WSUS
13 2 (0.38%) Backup Exec
13 2 (0.38%) FortiGate
13 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 1 (0.19%) SolarWinds Orion
14 1 (0.19%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 196 (37.69%) Cisco
2 169 (32.50%) Microsoft
3 96 (18.46%) VMware
4 58 (11.15%) Palo Alto
5 41 (7.88%) Avaya
6 37 (7.12%) HP
6 37 (7.12%) Juniper
7 34 (6.54%) Fortinet
8 30 (5.77%) Meraki
9 29 (5.58%) Aruba
9 29 (5.58%) Citrix
10 28 (5.38%) Riverbed
11 25 (4.81%) CheckPoint
12 22 (4.23%) F5
13 20 (3.85%) Mitel
13 20 (3.85%) SolarWinds
14 19 (3.65%) Sophos
15 16 (3.08%) Dell
16 15 (2.88%) Google
17 13 (2.50%) Ruckus Wireless