Period
to 24 September 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Wireless skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Wireless over the 6 months to 24 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wireless
UK > England
6 months to
24 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 318 238 230
Rank change year-on-year -80 -8 +55
Permanent jobs citing Wireless 1,198 632 2,019
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.11% 1.40% 1.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.47% 8.92% 9.77%
Number of salaries quoted 972 494 1,481
10th Percentile £25,785 £29,000 £22,500
25th Percentile £36,188 £37,500 £30,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year - +17.65% -10.53%
75th Percentile £60,000 £67,500 £55,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £80,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +17.65% -10.53%

Wireless 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 14,148 7,082 20,662
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.10% 15.68% 15.86%
Number of salaries quoted 9,844 5,806 15,993
10th Percentile £27,500 £30,699 £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 £68,938 £62,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £82,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £52,284 £45,000
% change year-on-year -4.37% +16.19% -5.26%

Wireless
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Wireless as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Wireless in England

Wireless
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Wireless in England

Wireless
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Wireless in England over the 6 months to 24 September 2021.

Salary histogram for Wireless in England

Wireless
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Wireless within the England region over the 6 months to 24 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 +37 443 £55,000 +4.76% 99
Yorkshire +59 336 £55,000 - 31
London -176 285 £56,250 -16.67% 47
South East -98 173 £42,500 -15.00% 83
Midlands -42 135 £37,500 -14.77% 55
South West -49 97 £36,500 -11.52% 58
North West -56 97 £42,500 -19.05% 61
West Midlands -75 74 £42,500 -3.41% 27
East Midlands -18 61 £37,500 -11.76% 28
East of England -99 57 £40,000 -15.79% 54
North East -29 10 £40,000 -1.23% 7
Wireless
UK

For the 6 months to 24 September 2021, IT jobs citing Wireless 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 Wireless.

1 411 (34.31%) Firewall
2 374 (31.22%) Cisco
3 300 (25.04%) Windows
4 294 (24.54%) Microsoft
5 268 (22.37%) Social Skills
6 263 (21.95%) LAN
7 257 (21.45%) Active Directory
8 253 (21.12%) Microsoft 365
9 252 (21.04%) WAN
10 242 (20.20%) Wi-Fi
11 215 (17.95%) TCP/IP
12 209 (17.45%) Azure
13 194 (16.19%) Cisco Certification
14 189 (15.78%) Windows Server
15 171 (14.27%) DNS
16 168 (14.02%) Telecoms
17 162 (13.52%) DHCP
17 162 (13.52%) VMware
18 152 (12.69%) VPN
19 145 (12.10%) Degree
20 144 (12.02%) Linux
21 139 (11.60%) CCNP
22 137 (11.44%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
23 135 (11.27%) ITIL
24 131 (10.93%) C++
25 130 (10.85%) VLAN
26 128 (10.68%) C
26 128 (10.68%) Data Centre
27 126 (10.52%) Ethernet
28 125 (10.43%) Infrastructure Engineering

Wireless
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 53 (4.42%) SharePoint
2 50 (4.17%) MS Exchange
3 24 (2.00%) Apache Spark
4 19 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2013
4 19 (1.59%) Skype for Business
5 6 (0.50%) IIS
5 6 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (0.42%) Confluence
6 5 (0.42%) nginx
7 3 (0.25%) Apache
7 3 (0.25%) Apache Airflow
8 1 (0.083%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.083%) WordPress
Applications
1 103 (8.60%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (1.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (1.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (0.75%) SOLIDWORKS
5 6 (0.50%) Siemens NX
5 6 (0.50%) Solid Edge
6 4 (0.33%) Figma
6 4 (0.33%) Sketch
7 3 (0.25%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.17%) MS Visio
9 1 (0.083%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.50%) Teamcenter
2 4 (0.33%) SAP Business One
2 4 (0.33%) Shopify
3 3 (0.25%) NetSuite
3 3 (0.25%) Sage 200
4 2 (0.17%) Elite 3E
4 2 (0.17%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.083%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.083%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.083%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.083%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 253 (21.12%) Microsoft 365
2 209 (17.45%) Azure
3 70 (5.84%) AWS
4 34 (2.84%) Azure Active Directory
5 18 (1.50%) SaaS
6 17 (1.42%) Google Workspace
7 12 (1.00%) OneDrive
8 11 (0.92%) GCP
9 10 (0.83%) AWS IoT
9 10 (0.83%) IaaS
10 7 (0.58%) PaaS
11 5 (0.42%) DigitalOcean
12 4 (0.33%) Slack
13 3 (0.25%) Azure Sentinel
13 3 (0.25%) Dynamics 365
13 3 (0.25%) Google Data Studio
13 3 (0.25%) Mimecast
13 3 (0.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 2 (0.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 2 (0.17%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 411 (34.31%) Firewall
2 263 (21.95%) LAN
3 252 (21.04%) WAN
4 242 (20.20%) Wi-Fi
5 215 (17.95%) TCP/IP
6 171 (14.27%) DNS
7 162 (13.52%) DHCP
8 152 (12.69%) VPN
9 130 (10.85%) VLAN
10 126 (10.52%) Ethernet
11 115 (9.60%) Internet
12 99 (8.26%) MPLS
13 95 (7.93%) Network Security
14 79 (6.59%) Broadband
15 72 (6.01%) Cisco ASA
16 67 (5.59%) 5G
17 66 (5.51%) BGP
18 64 (5.34%) IPsec
19 60 (5.01%) IPv6
20 59 (4.92%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (3.34%) SQL Server
2 24 (2.00%) Apache Hive
2 24 (2.00%) Big Data
2 24 (2.00%) Data Lake
2 24 (2.00%) Hadoop
2 24 (2.00%) HBase
3 7 (0.58%) Amazon RDS
4 6 (0.50%) MySQL
4 6 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (0.25%) BigQuery
5 3 (0.25%) Crystal Reports
5 3 (0.25%) MariaDB
6 2 (0.17%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.17%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.083%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.083%) DB2
7 1 (0.083%) GIS
7 1 (0.083%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 16 (1.34%) Git (software)
1 16 (1.34%) JIRA
2 6 (0.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 6 (0.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 4 (0.33%) ESLint
3 4 (0.33%) GitLab
3 4 (0.33%) gulp
4 3 (0.25%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (0.25%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.083%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.083%) MSTest
5 1 (0.083%) NUnit
5 1 (0.083%) Subversion
General
1 268 (22.37%) Social Skills
2 168 (14.02%) Telecoms
3 88 (7.35%) Finance
4 49 (4.09%) Public Sector
5 45 (3.76%) Manufacturing
6 34 (2.84%) Retail
7 33 (2.75%) Analytical Skills
8 27 (2.25%) Games
9 26 (2.17%) Banking
10 24 (2.00%) Electronics
11 23 (1.92%) Law
12 20 (1.67%) Legal
13 19 (1.59%) Marketing
14 9 (0.75%) Financial Institution
14 9 (0.75%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 9 (0.75%) Organisational Skills
14 9 (0.75%) Presentation Skills
15 8 (0.67%) Automotive
16 7 (0.58%) Documentation Skills
17 6 (0.50%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 233 (19.45%) Network Engineer
2 107 (8.93%) DSP Engineer
2 107 (8.93%) Senior DSP Engineer
3 101 (8.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 99 (8.26%) IT Engineer
5 95 (7.93%) Design Engineer
6 89 (7.43%) Support Engineer
7 79 (6.59%) Wireless Engineer
8 78 (6.51%) Analyst
8 78 (6.51%) RF Engineer
9 73 (6.09%) FPGA Engineer
9 73 (6.09%) Senior FPGA Engineer
10 72 (6.01%) IT Support
11 66 (5.51%) Architect
12 63 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
13 56 (4.67%) Senior RF Engineer
14 53 (4.42%) Senior Design Engineer
15 49 (4.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 48 (4.01%) Senior Network Engineer
17 45 (3.76%) RF Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (8.01%) 802.1X
2 46 (3.84%) HTML
3 45 (3.76%) CSS
4 44 (3.67%) RESTful
5 39 (3.26%) XMPP
6 17 (1.42%) React
7 15 (1.25%) Yocto
8 13 (1.09%) AngularJS
9 10 (0.83%) JSON
9 10 (0.83%) REST
10 9 (0.75%) Node.js
11 7 (0.58%) XML
12 5 (0.42%) LDAP
12 5 (0.42%) RabbitMQ
12 5 (0.42%) React Native
12 5 (0.42%) Redux
13 4 (0.33%) Express
13 4 (0.33%) Sass
13 4 (0.33%) TensorFlow
13 4 (0.33%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 137 (11.44%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 128 (10.68%) Data Centre
3 78 (6.51%) Verilog
4 75 (6.26%) VHDL
5 62 (5.18%) Algorithms
6 54 (4.51%) Self-Motivation
7 44 (3.67%) Embedded Systems
8 42 (3.51%) Management Information System
9 37 (3.09%) Device Driver
10 36 (3.01%) Video Conferencing
11 35 (2.92%) Driving Licence
12 24 (2.00%) iPad
13 23 (1.92%) iPhone
13 23 (1.92%) Public Cloud
14 15 (1.25%) Blackberry
15 13 (1.09%) CCTV
16 12 (1.00%) User Experience
17 11 (0.92%) Home Automation
17 11 (0.92%) Internet of Things
18 10 (0.83%) Digital Signage
Operating Systems
1 300 (25.04%) Windows
2 189 (15.78%) Windows Server
3 144 (12.02%) Linux
4 109 (9.10%) Windows 10
5 67 (5.59%) Windows Server 2012
6 65 (5.43%) Windows Server 2019
7 56 (4.67%) Windows Server 2016
8 53 (4.42%) Windows 7
9 33 (2.75%) Android
10 29 (2.42%) Windows Server 2008
11 25 (2.09%) Embedded Linux
12 22 (1.84%) Mac OS X
13 19 (1.59%) Windows 8
14 7 (0.58%) Apple iOS
15 6 (0.50%) CatOS
15 6 (0.50%) Mac OS
16 4 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
17 3 (0.25%) Unix
18 2 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 2 (0.17%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (11.27%) ITIL
2 125 (10.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 125 (10.43%) Problem-Solving
3 104 (8.68%) Computer Science
4 90 (7.51%) Network Management
5 89 (7.43%) Network Design
6 85 (7.10%) Kalman Filter
7 79 (6.59%) Software Engineering
8 76 (6.34%) FPGA Design
9 64 (5.34%) Time Management
10 61 (5.09%) Validation
11 59 (4.92%) Cybersecurity
11 59 (4.92%) Disaster Recovery
12 54 (4.51%) Service Delivery
13 53 (4.42%) Project Management
13 53 (4.42%) Service Management
14 51 (4.26%) Change Management
14 51 (4.26%) Incident Management
15 46 (3.84%) Signal Processing
16 45 (3.76%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 131 (10.93%) C++
2 128 (10.68%) C
3 93 (7.76%) Python
4 51 (4.26%) SQL
5 42 (3.51%) MATLAB
6 37 (3.09%) PowerShell
7 26 (2.17%) JavaScript
8 15 (1.25%) TypeScript
9 9 (0.75%) Embedded C
10 7 (0.58%) Embedded C++
11 5 (0.42%) Java
12 3 (0.25%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.17%) C#
13 2 (0.17%) Go
13 2 (0.17%) PHP
14 1 (0.083%) Perl
Qualifications
1 194 (16.19%) Cisco Certification
2 145 (12.10%) Degree
3 139 (11.60%) CCNP
4 95 (7.93%) CCNA
5 50 (4.17%) PhD
6 38 (3.17%) Microsoft Certification
7 35 (2.92%) CCIE
8 32 (2.67%) Security Cleared
9 28 (2.34%) Computer Science Degree
10 25 (2.09%) DBS Check
11 21 (1.75%) MCSE
12 20 (1.67%) CCDP
13 14 (1.17%) CCIE Service Provider
13 14 (1.17%) Master's Degree
14 13 (1.09%) CISM
14 13 (1.09%) MCP
15 12 (1.00%) JNCIS
15 12 (1.00%) MCITP
16 11 (0.92%) BPSS Clearance
16 11 (0.92%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (5.26%) SLA
2 19 (1.59%) GDPR
3 13 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (0.92%) QA
5 9 (0.75%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.58%) NIST
7 4 (0.33%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.33%) MISRA
8 3 (0.25%) COBIT
8 3 (0.25%) Def Stans
8 3 (0.25%) GRC
9 2 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.17%) NCSC
10 1 (0.083%) Accessibility
10 1 (0.083%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.083%) IEC 61508
10 1 (0.083%) ISO 31000
10 1 (0.083%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.083%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.083%) PMO
System Software
1 257 (21.45%) Active Directory
2 114 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 107 (8.93%) Hyper-V
4 94 (7.85%) Firmware
5 30 (2.50%) Virtual Servers
6 26 (2.17%) Docker
6 26 (2.17%) XenApp
7 21 (1.75%) Virtual Machines
8 18 (1.50%) vSphere
9 17 (1.42%) RHEV
10 12 (1.00%) VMware Workstation
11 7 (0.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 7 (0.58%) XenDesktop
12 6 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
13 5 (0.42%) ProxySG
14 3 (0.25%) KVM
14 3 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
15 2 (0.17%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 62 (5.18%) Microsoft Intune
2 47 (3.92%) SCCM
3 32 (2.67%) Graylog
3 32 (2.67%) Kibana
4 28 (2.34%) FortiGate
5 23 (1.92%) Cisco CUCM
6 18 (1.50%) Cisco UCCX
7 15 (1.25%) Ansible
8 14 (1.17%) Cisco Prime
8 14 (1.17%) Single Sign-On
9 12 (1.00%) WSUS
10 8 (0.67%) SolarWinds Orion
11 7 (0.58%) ServiceCenter
12 5 (0.42%) Active Directory Federation Services
12 5 (0.42%) AirWatch
12 5 (0.42%) Cisco CME
12 5 (0.42%) vCenter Server
13 4 (0.33%) Kubernetes
13 4 (0.33%) Suricata
13 4 (0.33%) Terraform
Vendors
1 374 (31.22%) Cisco
2 294 (24.54%) Microsoft
3 162 (13.52%) VMware
4 106 (8.85%) Meraki
5 105 (8.76%) Palo Alto
6 78 (6.51%) Xilinx
7 77 (6.43%) Intel
8 61 (5.09%) Citrix
9 58 (4.84%) CheckPoint
10 54 (4.51%) Aruba
11 52 (4.34%) Juniper
12 48 (4.01%) F5
13 47 (3.92%) Apple
14 41 (3.42%) Fortinet
15 36 (3.01%) SolarWinds
16 35 (2.92%) HP
17 29 (2.42%) Veeam
18 24 (2.00%) Databricks
19 22 (1.84%) Google
19 22 (1.84%) Sophos