Period
to 12 April 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 12 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wireless Fidelity (WiFi)
UK > England
6 months to
12 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 367 353 421
Rank change year-on-year -14 +68 +66
Permanent jobs citing Wi-Fi 562 893 980
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.76% 0.85% 0.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.82% 5.61% 4.58%
Number of salaries quoted 400 776 811
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,000 £25,000
25th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £40,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +18.75% -11.11% +4.65%
75th Percentile £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +18.75% -11.11% +5.26%

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 9,661 15,911 21,390
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.14% 15.19% 15.50%
Number of salaries quoted 7,406 12,836 16,698
10th Percentile £28,500 £26,250 £26,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £33,750 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +1.06%
75th Percentile £66,250 £63,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
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 12 April 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 12 April 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 +86 196 £57,500 +43.75% 36
Yorkshire +102 148 £57,500 +91.67% 14
London -74 134 £52,500 +26.51% 29
South East +21 85 £45,000 -10.00% 26
Midlands +36 64 £32,500 -23.53% 27
West Midlands +30 46 £40,000 -2.44% 19
East of England +11 42 £44,500 +27.14% 12
North West -7 37 £42,500 -2.86% 17
South West -28 29 £47,500 +35.71% 28
East Midlands +27 18 £29,360 -30.92% 8
North East +13 11 £50,000 +33.33% 5
Wi-Fi
UK

For the 6 months to 12 April 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.

1 205 (36.48%) Wireless
2 176 (31.32%) WAN
3 169 (30.07%) LAN
4 161 (28.65%) Firewall
5 145 (25.80%) Windows
6 142 (25.27%) Microsoft
7 139 (24.73%) Microsoft 365
8 134 (23.84%) Cisco
9 124 (22.06%) TCP/IP
9 124 (22.06%) Active Directory
10 113 (20.11%) Telecoms
11 108 (19.22%) Linux
12 105 (18.68%) C++
13 100 (17.79%) C
14 92 (16.37%) Azure
15 91 (16.19%) Python
15 91 (16.19%) VPN
16 84 (14.95%) VMware
17 78 (13.88%) VoIP
18 75 (13.35%) Broadband
19 74 (13.17%) DHCP
19 74 (13.17%) ITIL
19 74 (13.17%) Problem-Solving
20 71 (12.63%) DNS
21 69 (12.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 68 (12.10%) MPLS
23 64 (11.39%) Cisco Certification
23 64 (11.39%) Windows Server
24 63 (11.21%) Computer Science
24 63 (11.21%) VLAN

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 33 (5.87%) SharePoint
2 20 (3.56%) IIS
3 17 (3.02%) Apache
3 17 (3.02%) MS Exchange
4 9 (1.60%) Skype for Business
5 5 (0.89%) Confluence
5 5 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (0.71%) Smallworld
7 2 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.36%) WordPress
8 1 (0.18%) CMS
8 1 (0.18%) OpenStack
Applications
1 58 (10.32%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (3.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (2.31%) MS Visio
4 11 (1.96%) AutoCAD
5 9 (1.60%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.18%) OrCAD
Business Applications
1 3 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.36%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.18%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.18%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 139 (24.73%) Microsoft 365
2 92 (16.37%) Azure
3 59 (10.50%) AWS
4 21 (3.74%) Mimecast
5 17 (3.02%) Azure Active Directory
6 14 (2.49%) IaaS
7 13 (2.31%) Google Workspace
8 12 (2.14%) OneDrive
9 9 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
9 9 (1.60%) SaaS
10 8 (1.42%) Slack
11 7 (1.25%) PaaS
12 6 (1.07%) GCP
12 6 (1.07%) Route 53
13 5 (0.89%) AWS CloudFormation
14 4 (0.71%) Amazon Alexa
14 4 (0.71%) Google Play
15 3 (0.53%) Dynamics 365
16 2 (0.36%) Firebase
16 2 (0.36%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 205 (36.48%) Wireless
2 176 (31.32%) WAN
3 169 (30.07%) LAN
4 161 (28.65%) Firewall
5 124 (22.06%) TCP/IP
6 91 (16.19%) VPN
7 78 (13.88%) VoIP
8 75 (13.35%) Broadband
9 74 (13.17%) DHCP
10 71 (12.63%) DNS
11 68 (12.10%) MPLS
12 63 (11.21%) VLAN
13 59 (10.50%) Ethernet
14 58 (10.32%) Bluetooth
14 58 (10.32%) Internet
15 53 (9.43%) Cisco ASA
15 53 (9.43%) MQTT
16 51 (9.07%) Wireshark
17 43 (7.65%) Network Security
18 41 (7.30%) 802.11
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (2.85%) SQL Server
2 5 (0.89%) GIS
3 4 (0.71%) MySQL
4 3 (0.53%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.36%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (0.36%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.36%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.18%) Apache Ignite
6 1 (0.18%) Ingres
6 1 (0.18%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.18%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.18%) Redis
6 1 (0.18%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.18%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 15 (2.67%) Git (software)
2 9 (1.60%) JIRA
3 7 (1.25%) Sonatype Nexus
4 4 (0.71%) GCC
4 4 (0.71%) JUnit
5 3 (0.53%) GDB
5 3 (0.53%) GoogleTest
5 3 (0.53%) Mockito
5 3 (0.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (0.36%) Crashlytics
6 2 (0.36%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.18%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.18%) fastlane
7 1 (0.18%) Genymotion
General
1 113 (20.11%) Telecoms
2 57 (10.14%) Finance
3 32 (5.69%) Marketing
4 28 (4.98%) Electronics
5 24 (4.27%) Retail
6 17 (3.02%) Public Sector
7 11 (1.96%) Banking
8 8 (1.42%) Manufacturing
9 7 (1.25%) Legal
10 5 (0.89%) Fire and Rescue
10 5 (0.89%) Law
11 2 (0.36%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.36%) Games
12 1 (0.18%) Advertising
12 1 (0.18%) Automotive
12 1 (0.18%) French Language
12 1 (0.18%) German Language
12 1 (0.18%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.18%) Local Government
12 1 (0.18%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 95 (16.90%) Network Engineer
2 57 (10.14%) Wireless Engineer
3 53 (9.43%) Analyst
4 48 (8.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 38 (6.76%) DSP Engineer
5 38 (6.76%) Senior DSP Engineer
6 34 (6.05%) Software Engineer
7 33 (5.87%) Embedded Engineer
8 31 (5.52%) Field Engineer
8 31 (5.52%) Support Engineer
9 30 (5.34%) Design Engineer
9 30 (5.34%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 26 (4.63%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 26 (4.63%) Algorithm Engineer
10 26 (4.63%) DSP Algorithm Engineer
10 26 (4.63%) RF Engineer
10 26 (4.63%) Senior Algorithm Engineer
11 25 (4.45%) Senior RF Engineer
12 24 (4.27%) Architect
12 24 (4.27%) Field Service Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (7.30%) 802.1X
2 36 (6.41%) XMPP
3 25 (4.45%) HTML
4 19 (3.38%) CSS
5 11 (1.96%) Yocto
6 9 (1.60%) Web Services
7 5 (0.89%) React
7 5 (0.89%) REST
7 5 (0.89%) SOAP
8 4 (0.71%) FIX Protocol
9 3 (0.53%) .NET
9 3 (0.53%) JNI
9 3 (0.53%) Qt
9 3 (0.53%) STL
10 2 (0.36%) JSON
10 2 (0.36%) Middleware
10 2 (0.36%) Node.js
10 2 (0.36%) Regular Expression
10 2 (0.36%) Sass
10 2 (0.36%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 58 (10.32%) Driving Licence
2 40 (7.12%) Self-Motivation
3 39 (6.94%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 37 (6.58%) Data Centre
5 33 (5.87%) Embedded Systems
6 30 (5.34%) Analytical Skills
7 29 (5.16%) Algorithms
8 27 (4.80%) Mobile App
9 26 (4.63%) EPoS
10 24 (4.27%) Management Information System
11 21 (3.74%) Social Media
12 16 (2.85%) Device Driver
13 15 (2.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 15 (2.67%) Smart Home
14 14 (2.49%) Internet of Things
15 13 (2.31%) CCTV
16 12 (2.14%) User Experience
17 11 (1.96%) Home Automation
18 10 (1.78%) Digital TV
18 10 (1.78%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 145 (25.80%) Windows
2 108 (19.22%) Linux
3 64 (11.39%) Windows Server
4 42 (7.47%) Windows 10
5 18 (3.20%) Windows 7
6 17 (3.02%) Android
7 15 (2.67%) Embedded Linux
8 14 (2.49%) Apple iOS
8 14 (2.49%) Windows Server 2016
8 14 (2.49%) Windows Server 2019
9 12 (2.14%) Windows Server 2008
10 11 (1.96%) Mac OS X
11 10 (1.78%) Windows Server 2012
12 8 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (1.07%) Ubuntu
14 5 (0.89%) Mac OS
15 4 (0.71%) FreeRTOS
16 3 (0.53%) CentOS
17 2 (0.36%) Unix
17 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (13.17%) ITIL
1 74 (13.17%) Problem-Solving
2 69 (12.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 63 (11.21%) Computer Science
4 53 (9.43%) Validation
5 51 (9.07%) Software Engineering
6 40 (7.12%) Continuous Integration
7 39 (6.94%) Software Testing
8 38 (6.76%) Test Automation
9 37 (6.58%) Integration Testing
10 36 (6.41%) Performance Measurement
11 32 (5.69%) Service Management
12 30 (5.34%) Disaster Recovery
12 30 (5.34%) Presales
13 29 (5.16%) Signal Processing
14 26 (4.63%) Incident Management
14 26 (4.63%) Requirements Gathering
15 25 (4.45%) Decision-Making
16 24 (4.27%) Agile Software Development
16 24 (4.27%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 105 (18.68%) C++
2 100 (17.79%) C
3 91 (16.19%) Python
4 35 (6.23%) SQL
5 29 (5.16%) MATLAB
6 22 (3.91%) PowerShell
7 19 (3.38%) Embedded C++
8 13 (2.31%) Embedded C
8 13 (2.31%) PHP
9 11 (1.96%) JavaScript
10 7 (1.25%) VBA
11 6 (1.07%) TypeScript
12 5 (0.89%) Bash Shell
12 5 (0.89%) R
13 4 (0.71%) Go
13 4 (0.71%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.53%) Java
15 2 (0.36%) Apple Swift
15 2 (0.36%) Perl
15 2 (0.36%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 64 (11.39%) Cisco Certification
2 37 (6.58%) CCNP
2 37 (6.58%) Degree
3 35 (6.23%) CCNA
4 29 (5.16%) PhD
5 27 (4.80%) Microsoft Certification
6 14 (2.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 12 (2.14%) MCSE
7 12 (2.14%) Security Cleared
8 11 (1.96%) CCIE
8 11 (1.96%) HNC
8 11 (1.96%) SC Cleared
9 10 (1.78%) JNCIA
10 9 (1.60%) CCDA
10 9 (1.60%) HND
11 7 (1.25%) CCENT
11 7 (1.25%) DBS Check
12 6 (1.07%) MCSA
13 5 (0.89%) DV Cleared
14 4 (0.71%) CWNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (5.52%) SLA
2 7 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.07%) QA
4 5 (0.89%) GDPR
5 4 (0.71%) PMO
6 3 (0.53%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (0.53%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 3 (0.53%) NIST
7 2 (0.36%) HL7
7 2 (0.36%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.18%) ISO 26262
8 1 (0.18%) JTAG
8 1 (0.18%) MISRA
System Software
1 124 (22.06%) Active Directory
2 60 (10.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 58 (10.32%) Firmware
4 53 (9.43%) Hyper-V
5 20 (3.56%) Docker
6 12 (2.14%) vSphere
7 10 (1.78%) XenDesktop
8 8 (1.42%) Virtual Servers
9 7 (1.25%) BitLocker
10 5 (0.89%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 5 (0.89%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (0.89%) VMware NSX
10 5 (0.89%) XenApp
11 3 (0.53%) Terminal Services
11 3 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.36%) KVM
12 2 (0.36%) NFS
12 2 (0.36%) Slurm Workload Manager
12 2 (0.36%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (0.36%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 44 (7.83%) SCCM
2 36 (6.41%) Graylog
2 36 (6.41%) Kibana
3 20 (3.56%) Ansible
4 11 (1.96%) Microsoft Intune
5 9 (1.60%) Cisco CUCM
5 9 (1.60%) Puppet
6 8 (1.42%) NetBackup
6 8 (1.42%) Norton AntiVirus
6 8 (1.42%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 7 (1.25%) Kubernetes
7 7 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (1.07%) AirWatch
8 6 (1.07%) Nagios
8 6 (1.07%) Terraform
9 5 (0.89%) Cisco Prime
9 5 (0.89%) ITRS Geneos
9 5 (0.89%) PaperCut
10 3 (0.53%) WSUS
11 2 (0.36%) SCOM
Vendors
1 142 (25.27%) Microsoft
2 134 (23.84%) Cisco
3 84 (14.95%) VMware
4 59 (10.50%) HP
5 53 (9.43%) Palo Alto
6 38 (6.76%) Avaya
7 32 (5.69%) Juniper
8 31 (5.52%) Mitel
9 27 (4.80%) Citrix
10 25 (4.45%) Aruba
10 25 (4.45%) Google
11 24 (4.27%) Fortinet
12 23 (4.09%) F5
12 23 (4.09%) Meraki
13 18 (3.20%) Veeam
14 17 (3.02%) BT
15 16 (2.85%) Ruckus Wireless
16 15 (2.67%) Aerohive Networks
17 14 (2.49%) Remedy
17 14 (2.49%) SolarWinds