Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wireless Fidelity (WiFi)
UK > England
6 months to
25 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 364 333 416
Rank change year-on-year -31 +83 +24
Permanent jobs citing Wi-Fi 921 408 944
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.86% 0.91% 0.73%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.54% 5.81% 4.58%
Number of salaries quoted 752 349 814
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,375 £25,000
25th Percentile £32,500 £36,250 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £50,000 £43,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.00% +16.28% -4.44%
75th Percentile £60,000 £58,750 £55,750
90th Percentile £72,350 £75,500 £63,288
UK median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.00% +17.65% -5.56%

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 14,079 7,026 20,623
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.09% 15.63% 15.86%
Number of salaries quoted 9,777 5,768 15,957
10th Percentile £27,500 £30,750 £25,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £38,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £52,500 £46,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.76% +14.13% -3.16%
75th Percentile £68,750 £69,250 £62,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £82,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +16.67% -5.26%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 +61 319 £55,000 +22.22% 59
Yorkshire +47 221 £55,000 +15.79% 21
London -180 213 £50,000 -4.76% 31
South East -78 151 £45,000 -14.29% 35
Midlands -69 102 £35,000 -22.22% 30
North West -38 82 £42,250 -5.06% 32
South West -53 67 £37,000 -15.91% 20
East of England -73 65 £41,500 -19.02% 33
West Midlands -74 60 £33,070 -33.86% 17
East Midlands -54 41 £38,750 +3.33% 13
North East -22 16 £49,000 -10.91% 6
Wi-Fi
UK

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 321 (34.85%) Firewall
2 320 (34.74%) Windows
3 280 (30.40%) Microsoft 365
4 278 (30.18%) WAN
5 277 (30.08%) Microsoft
6 276 (29.97%) LAN
7 244 (26.49%) Social Skills
8 243 (26.38%) Cisco
9 242 (26.28%) Wireless
10 219 (23.78%) Active Directory
11 196 (21.28%) Azure
12 187 (20.30%) VPN
13 186 (20.20%) TCP/IP
14 174 (18.89%) Windows Server
15 147 (15.96%) ITIL
16 143 (15.53%) DNS
17 133 (14.44%) Linux
18 130 (14.12%) Cisco Certification
19 129 (14.01%) DHCP
19 129 (14.01%) Problem-Solving
20 126 (13.68%) C++
20 126 (13.68%) VMware
20 126 (13.68%) Windows 10
21 123 (13.36%) C
22 122 (13.25%) Data Centre
23 111 (12.05%) Telecoms
23 111 (12.05%) Degree
24 110 (11.94%) Microsoft Office
25 99 (10.75%) Ethernet
26 98 (10.64%) Broadband

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 81 (8.79%) SharePoint
2 42 (4.56%) MS Exchange
3 22 (2.39%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (1.41%) Confluence
5 12 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2013
6 10 (1.09%) IIS
7 8 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2007
7 8 (0.87%) WordPress
8 4 (0.43%) Skype for Business
9 3 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.22%) Apache
10 2 (0.22%) Smallworld
11 1 (0.11%) nginx
11 1 (0.11%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.11%) Tomcat
Applications
1 110 (11.94%) Microsoft Office
2 32 (3.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (2.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (1.41%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.54%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.43%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.22%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.11%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 6 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.33%) Relativity
2 3 (0.33%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.11%) Carpe Diem
3 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.11%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.11%) Elite 3E
3 1 (0.11%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 280 (30.40%) Microsoft 365
2 196 (21.28%) Azure
3 67 (7.27%) AWS
4 52 (5.65%) Azure Active Directory
5 42 (4.56%) OneDrive
6 34 (3.69%) IaaS
7 30 (3.26%) SaaS
8 23 (2.50%) PaaS
9 21 (2.28%) Google Workspace
10 16 (1.74%) GCP
10 16 (1.74%) Power Platform
11 12 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
12 10 (1.09%) PowerApps
13 9 (0.98%) Mimecast
14 7 (0.76%) Dynamics 365
14 7 (0.76%) Power Automate
15 5 (0.54%) Cloudflare
15 5 (0.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 4 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
16 4 (0.43%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 321 (34.85%) Firewall
2 278 (30.18%) WAN
3 276 (29.97%) LAN
4 242 (26.28%) Wireless
5 187 (20.30%) VPN
6 186 (20.20%) TCP/IP
7 143 (15.53%) DNS
8 129 (14.01%) DHCP
9 99 (10.75%) Ethernet
10 98 (10.64%) Broadband
11 87 (9.45%) MPLS
11 87 (9.45%) VoIP
12 81 (8.79%) Internet
13 79 (8.58%) Network Security
14 68 (7.38%) VLAN
15 63 (6.84%) BGP
16 61 (6.62%) MQTT
17 57 (6.19%) Bluetooth
18 54 (5.86%) OSPF
19 50 (5.43%) SD-WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (3.58%) SQL Server
2 13 (1.41%) MySQL
3 12 (1.30%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (0.33%) GIS
4 3 (0.33%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.22%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.22%) Power BI
5 2 (0.22%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.22%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.22%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (0.22%) SQL Server 2019
6 1 (0.11%) MS Access
6 1 (0.11%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.11%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 17 (1.85%) Git (software)
2 15 (1.63%) JIRA
3 4 (0.43%) webpack
4 3 (0.33%) PHPUnit
4 3 (0.33%) Selenium
5 2 (0.22%) Subversion
5 2 (0.22%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.11%) CMake
6 1 (0.11%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.11%) fastlane
6 1 (0.11%) Gerrit
6 1 (0.11%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.11%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.11%) Postman
6 1 (0.11%) PyCharm
6 1 (0.11%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.11%) TestRail
General
1 244 (26.49%) Social Skills
2 111 (12.05%) Telecoms
3 72 (7.82%) Analytical Skills
4 70 (7.60%) Organisational Skills
5 69 (7.49%) Finance
6 36 (3.91%) Retail
7 35 (3.80%) Marketing
8 24 (2.61%) Public Sector
9 22 (2.39%) Influencing Skills
10 18 (1.95%) Banking
11 17 (1.85%) Law
12 16 (1.74%) Legal
13 13 (1.41%) Manufacturing
14 12 (1.30%) Electronics
15 11 (1.19%) Documentation Skills
16 6 (0.65%) French Language
16 6 (0.65%) Local Government
17 5 (0.54%) Inclusion and Diversity
18 4 (0.43%) Advertising
18 4 (0.43%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 159 (17.26%) Network Engineer
2 86 (9.34%) Support Engineer
3 75 (8.14%) IT Support
4 69 (7.49%) IT Engineer
5 65 (7.06%) Linux Engineer
6 63 (6.84%) Wireless Engineer
7 59 (6.41%) Analyst
8 54 (5.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 53 (5.75%) 2nd Line Support
10 52 (5.65%) RF Engineer
11 51 (5.54%) Senior RF Engineer
12 49 (5.32%) Embedded Engineer
13 48 (5.21%) IT Support Engineer
14 47 (5.10%) Software Engineer
15 46 (4.99%) Architect
16 45 (4.89%) IT Manager
17 44 (4.78%) Embedded Software Engineer
18 39 (4.23%) Firmware Engineer
19 38 (4.13%) Field Engineer
20 37 (4.02%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (4.89%) 802.1X
2 32 (3.47%) XMPP
3 29 (3.15%) HTML
4 28 (3.04%) CSS
5 17 (1.85%) Yocto
6 11 (1.19%) Laravel
7 10 (1.09%) JSON
8 8 (0.87%) Vue.js
9 6 (0.65%) LDAP
9 6 (0.65%) React
9 6 (0.65%) REST
10 5 (0.54%) jQuery
10 5 (0.54%) Node.js
10 5 (0.54%) Software Packaging
11 4 (0.43%) OpenCV
11 4 (0.43%) Qt
11 4 (0.43%) TensorFlow
11 4 (0.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 4 (0.43%) Unity (Game Engine)
11 4 (0.43%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 122 (13.25%) Data Centre
2 69 (7.49%) Self-Motivation
3 60 (6.51%) Driving Licence
4 52 (5.65%) Management Information System
5 47 (5.10%) EPoS
6 42 (4.56%) Embedded Systems
7 40 (4.34%) Device Driver
8 39 (4.23%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 38 (4.13%) Algorithms
10 26 (2.82%) User Experience
11 19 (2.06%) Smartphone
12 18 (1.95%) Mobile App
12 18 (1.95%) Video Conferencing
12 18 (1.95%) Virtual Team
13 15 (1.63%) CCTV
13 15 (1.63%) Fibre Optics
14 14 (1.52%) Data Protection Act
14 14 (1.52%) Greenfield Project
15 13 (1.41%) Public Cloud
16 12 (1.30%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 320 (34.74%) Windows
2 174 (18.89%) Windows Server
3 133 (14.44%) Linux
4 126 (13.68%) Windows 10
5 72 (7.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 70 (7.60%) Windows Server 2019
7 48 (5.21%) Windows Server 2016
8 35 (3.80%) Windows Server 2003
9 34 (3.69%) Windows Server 2008
10 32 (3.47%) Android
11 28 (3.04%) Embedded Linux
12 27 (2.93%) Apple iOS
13 19 (2.06%) Debian
14 18 (1.95%) Mac OS
15 16 (1.74%) Windows 7
16 15 (1.63%) Mac OS X
16 15 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 6 (0.65%) CentOS
18 4 (0.43%) Alpine Linux
18 4 (0.43%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (15.96%) ITIL
2 129 (14.01%) Problem-Solving
3 93 (10.10%) Computer Science
4 76 (8.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 70 (7.60%) Project Management
6 66 (7.17%) Time Management
7 58 (6.30%) Software Engineering
8 57 (6.19%) Service Delivery
9 50 (5.43%) Cybersecurity
9 50 (5.43%) Disaster Recovery
10 49 (5.32%) Validation
11 47 (5.10%) Agile Software Development
11 47 (5.10%) Migration
12 46 (4.99%) Continuous Improvement
13 45 (4.89%) Incident Management
13 45 (4.89%) Software Testing
14 41 (4.45%) ITSM
15 36 (3.91%) Continuous Integration
15 36 (3.91%) Project Delivery
15 36 (3.91%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 126 (13.68%) C++
2 123 (13.36%) C
3 88 (9.55%) Python
4 61 (6.62%) PowerShell
5 34 (3.69%) MATLAB
6 31 (3.37%) PHP
7 21 (2.28%) SQL
8 19 (2.06%) Shell Script
9 14 (1.52%) JavaScript
10 7 (0.76%) Embedded C
10 7 (0.76%) Embedded C++
11 6 (0.65%) Java
12 3 (0.33%) Assembly Language
12 3 (0.33%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.33%) TypeScript
12 3 (0.33%) VBA
13 2 (0.22%) Apple Swift
13 2 (0.22%) Go
13 2 (0.22%) Objective-C
13 2 (0.22%) Perl
Qualifications
1 130 (14.12%) Cisco Certification
2 111 (12.05%) Degree
3 87 (9.45%) CCNP
4 80 (8.69%) CCNA
5 43 (4.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 35 (3.80%) Security Cleared
7 34 (3.69%) PhD
8 28 (3.04%) CCIE
9 25 (2.71%) SC Cleared
10 23 (2.50%) JNCIA
11 20 (2.17%) MCSA
12 19 (2.06%) CCDP
12 19 (2.06%) Computer Science Degree
13 17 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
14 16 (1.74%) MCSE
15 14 (1.52%) CISSP
16 12 (1.30%) CISM
17 10 (1.09%) DBS Check
18 8 (0.87%) CTC Cleared
18 8 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (6.95%) SLA
2 18 (1.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (1.63%) GDPR
4 8 (0.87%) Cyber Essentials
4 8 (0.87%) PCI DSS
4 8 (0.87%) PMO
5 6 (0.65%) NIST
5 6 (0.65%) QA
5 6 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.43%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.33%) DO-178B
7 3 (0.33%) IEC 61508
8 2 (0.22%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.11%) Accessibility
9 1 (0.11%) HL7
9 1 (0.11%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.11%) SOC 2
System Software
1 219 (23.78%) Active Directory
2 98 (10.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 94 (10.21%) Firmware
4 84 (9.12%) Hyper-V
5 39 (4.23%) Docker
6 25 (2.71%) vSphere
7 18 (1.95%) Virtual Desktop
7 18 (1.95%) VMware ESXi
8 15 (1.63%) KVM
9 11 (1.19%) XenDesktop
10 8 (0.87%) Virtual Servers
11 7 (0.76%) Terminal Services
12 5 (0.54%) VMware NSX
13 4 (0.43%) BitLocker
13 4 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
14 3 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
14 3 (0.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 2 (0.22%) DFS Replication
15 2 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
16 1 (0.11%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 62 (6.73%) Microsoft Intune
2 61 (6.62%) SCCM
3 32 (3.47%) Graylog
3 32 (3.47%) Kibana
4 24 (2.61%) WSUS
5 16 (1.74%) FortiGate
5 16 (1.74%) Nagios
6 15 (1.63%) Rancher
7 13 (1.41%) AirWatch
8 11 (1.19%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 11 (1.19%) Single Sign-On
9 10 (1.09%) Terraform
10 7 (0.76%) Failover Clustering
11 6 (0.65%) SCOM
12 5 (0.54%) Ansible
12 5 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
13 4 (0.43%) Cisco CUCM
13 4 (0.43%) Jamf Pro
13 4 (0.43%) Kubernetes
13 4 (0.43%) Puppet
Vendors
1 277 (30.08%) Microsoft
2 243 (26.38%) Cisco
3 126 (13.68%) VMware
4 89 (9.66%) Meraki
5 69 (7.49%) Palo Alto
6 63 (6.84%) Aruba
7 62 (6.73%) SolarWinds
8 48 (5.21%) HP
9 45 (4.89%) Juniper
10 42 (4.56%) Apple
11 40 (4.34%) CheckPoint
12 39 (4.23%) Sophos
13 38 (4.13%) Citrix
14 30 (3.26%) Ruckus Wireless
15 27 (2.93%) Dell
16 25 (2.71%) Mitel
17 23 (2.50%) Fortinet
18 20 (2.17%) ServiceNow
19 18 (1.95%) Veeam
20 17 (1.85%) Google