Period
to 7 August 2020

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 7 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wireless
UK > England
6 months to
7 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 223 229 276
Rank change year-on-year +6 +47 -24
Permanent jobs citing Wireless 895 2,010 2,013
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.49% 1.52% 1.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.65% 9.63% 8.29%
Number of salaries quoted 766 1,620 1,749
Median annual salary £50,000 £44,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.64% -12.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £28,375 £23,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £72,000 £75,000
UK median annual salary £51,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +13.33% -10.00% +11.11%

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 9,275 20,870 24,283
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.47% 15.79% 15.18%
Number of salaries quoted 7,316 15,788 19,312
Median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% -3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -4.26% +4.44%

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 7 August 2020.

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 7 August 2020. 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
London +43 298 £62,500 +25.00% 19
South East +35 170 £52,500 +10.53% 44
North of England +14 167 £51,000 +53.79% 26
East of England +56 91 £42,500 -15.00% 24
North West +47 91 £52,500 +23.53% 11
Midlands -16 84 £42,500 - 20
South West +46 77 £42,500 +21.43% 16
West Midlands +3 66 £41,697 -5.24% 9
Yorkshire +2 66 £50,000 +117.39% 13
East Midlands +19 17 £42,500 +13.33% 10
North East +12 10 £40,500 -19.00% 2
Wireless
UK

For the 6 months to 7 August 2020, 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.

1 484 (54.08%) Cisco
2 454 (50.73%) Firewall
3 359 (40.11%) WAN
4 336 (37.54%) LAN
5 294 (32.85%) Cisco Certification
6 237 (26.48%) Microsoft
7 236 (26.37%) Windows
8 201 (22.46%) VPN
9 198 (22.12%) CCNP
10 181 (20.22%) OSPF
11 180 (20.11%) Active Directory
12 174 (19.44%) BGP
13 170 (18.99%) MPLS
14 169 (18.88%) Data Centre
15 162 (18.10%) CCNA
16 156 (17.43%) TCP/IP
17 152 (16.98%) Azure
18 149 (16.65%) VMware
19 144 (16.09%) Palo Alto
20 140 (15.64%) Office 365
21 139 (15.53%) VoIP
22 135 (15.08%) Cisco ASA
23 132 (14.75%) Windows Server
24 128 (14.30%) Linux
25 126 (14.08%) Network Security
26 123 (13.74%) Wi-Fi
27 121 (13.52%) DNS
27 121 (13.52%) VMware Infrastructure
28 117 (13.07%) Telecoms
29 116 (12.96%) DHCP

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 31 (3.46%) MS Exchange
2 30 (3.35%) SharePoint
3 23 (2.57%) Skype for Business
4 17 (1.90%) IIS
5 15 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2010
6 13 (1.45%) Confluence
7 8 (0.89%) Elasticsearch
8 7 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (0.45%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.11%) Drupal
10 1 (0.11%) Joomla!
10 1 (0.11%) Moodle
10 1 (0.11%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.11%) WordPress
Applications
1 91 (10.17%) Microsoft Office
2 34 (3.80%) MS Visio
3 33 (3.69%) Microsoft Excel
4 11 (1.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.45%) Infor M3
2 2 (0.22%) assyst
2 2 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.11%) C-CURE
Cloud Services
1 152 (16.98%) Azure
2 140 (15.64%) Office 365
3 51 (5.70%) AWS
4 36 (4.02%) Azure Active Directory
5 16 (1.79%) GCP
6 14 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
6 14 (1.56%) Route 53
7 12 (1.34%) Slack
8 9 (1.01%) GitHub
8 9 (1.01%) Mimecast
8 9 (1.01%) PaaS
9 8 (0.89%) IaaS
9 8 (0.89%) OneDrive
10 5 (0.56%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 5 (0.56%) G Suite
11 4 (0.45%) SaaS
11 4 (0.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 3 (0.34%) AWS IoT
13 2 (0.22%) Power Automate
13 2 (0.22%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 454 (50.73%) Firewall
2 359 (40.11%) WAN
3 336 (37.54%) LAN
4 201 (22.46%) VPN
5 181 (20.22%) OSPF
6 174 (19.44%) BGP
7 170 (18.99%) MPLS
8 156 (17.43%) TCP/IP
9 139 (15.53%) VoIP
10 135 (15.08%) Cisco ASA
11 126 (14.08%) Network Security
12 123 (13.74%) Wi-Fi
13 121 (13.52%) DNS
14 116 (12.96%) DHCP
15 112 (12.51%) Cisco Nexus
16 111 (12.40%) VLAN
17 84 (9.39%) Cisco Wireless
18 77 (8.60%) EIGRP
18 77 (8.60%) Internet
19 72 (8.04%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (0.89%) SQL Server
2 4 (0.45%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (0.22%) DB2
3 2 (0.22%) MySQL
3 2 (0.22%) Power BI
4 1 (0.11%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.11%) Big Data
4 1 (0.11%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 29 (3.24%) Git (software)
2 25 (2.79%) JIRA
3 13 (1.45%) Jenkins
4 9 (1.01%) GCC
4 9 (1.01%) Sonatype Nexus
5 8 (0.89%) Eclipse
5 8 (0.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 3 (0.34%) GitLab
7 2 (0.22%) CMake
7 2 (0.22%) Subversion
7 2 (0.22%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.11%) Android Studio
8 1 (0.11%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.11%) SCons
General
1 117 (13.07%) Telecoms
2 87 (9.72%) Finance
3 38 (4.25%) Law
4 29 (3.24%) Retail
5 21 (2.35%) Electronics
6 16 (1.79%) Public Sector
7 13 (1.45%) Banking
8 10 (1.12%) Legal
8 10 (1.12%) Manufacturing
9 7 (0.78%) Marketing
10 5 (0.56%) Automotive
11 4 (0.45%) Aerospace
11 4 (0.45%) German Language
11 4 (0.45%) Italian Language
11 4 (0.45%) Mandarin Language
12 3 (0.34%) Advertising
12 3 (0.34%) Games
12 3 (0.34%) Local Government
12 3 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.34%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 322 (35.98%) Network Engineer
2 101 (11.28%) Senior Network Engineer
3 77 (8.60%) Support Engineer
4 71 (7.93%) Analyst
5 65 (7.26%) Architect
6 59 (6.59%) Cisco Engineer
7 53 (5.92%) IT Engineer
8 51 (5.70%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 43 (4.80%) Wireless Engineer
10 42 (4.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 41 (4.58%) Network Support
12 38 (4.25%) Network Analyst
13 37 (4.13%) Security Engineer
14 32 (3.58%) Software Engineer
15 31 (3.46%) Consultant
15 31 (3.46%) IT Support
16 30 (3.35%) Network Support Engineer
17 28 (3.13%) Support Analyst
18 27 (3.02%) Network Security Engineer
19 26 (2.91%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (4.25%) 802.1X
2 19 (2.12%) XMPP
3 18 (2.01%) .NET
4 12 (1.34%) HTML
5 11 (1.23%) React
6 10 (1.12%) CSS
7 9 (1.01%) AngularJS
7 9 (1.01%) JSON
8 8 (0.89%) YAML
9 7 (0.78%) RESTful
10 5 (0.56%) HTML5
11 4 (0.45%) .NET Framework
11 4 (0.45%) Middleware
12 3 (0.34%) Ember.js
12 3 (0.34%) Laravel
12 3 (0.34%) LDAP
12 3 (0.34%) Regular Expression
12 3 (0.34%) REST
12 3 (0.34%) Vue.js
13 2 (0.22%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 169 (18.88%) Data Centre
2 47 (5.25%) Analytical Skills
3 41 (4.58%) Management Information System
4 30 (3.35%) Self-Motivation
5 29 (3.24%) Driving Licence
6 22 (2.46%) User Experience
6 22 (2.46%) Video Conferencing
7 21 (2.35%) CCTV
8 19 (2.12%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 18 (2.01%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 16 (1.79%) Internet of Things
10 16 (1.79%) Security Operations Centre
11 12 (1.34%) Embedded Systems
11 12 (1.34%) Public Cloud
12 11 (1.23%) Fat Client
12 11 (1.23%) Thin Client
13 10 (1.12%) Device Driver
14 9 (1.01%) Algorithms
14 9 (1.01%) Cyberthreat
14 9 (1.01%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 236 (26.37%) Windows
2 132 (14.75%) Windows Server
3 128 (14.30%) Linux
4 62 (6.93%) Windows 10
5 40 (4.47%) Windows 7
5 40 (4.47%) Windows Server 2008
5 40 (4.47%) Windows Server 2016
6 39 (4.36%) Windows Server 2012
7 26 (2.91%) Android
8 20 (2.23%) Windows Server 2019
9 19 (2.12%) Mac OS X
10 18 (2.01%) Unix
11 13 (1.45%) Apple iOS
12 11 (1.23%) Windows 8
13 9 (1.01%) CentOS
13 9 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
14 5 (0.56%) Debian
15 4 (0.45%) Mac OS
15 4 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 4 (0.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (12.63%) ITIL
2 103 (11.51%) Problem-Solving
3 70 (7.82%) Network Monitoring
4 65 (7.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 58 (6.48%) Project Management
6 56 (6.26%) Disaster Recovery
7 50 (5.59%) Information Security
8 48 (5.36%) Software Engineering
9 47 (5.25%) Computer Science
9 47 (5.25%) Cybersecurity
10 43 (4.80%) Network Design
11 42 (4.69%) Network Management
11 42 (4.69%) Presales
12 40 (4.47%) Agile Software Development
12 40 (4.47%) Load Balancing
12 40 (4.47%) Mentoring
13 39 (4.36%) DevOps
13 39 (4.36%) Service Delivery
14 36 (4.02%) Stakeholder Management
15 32 (3.58%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 89 (9.94%) Python
2 77 (8.60%) C
3 65 (7.26%) C++
4 38 (4.25%) PowerShell
5 32 (3.58%) SQL
6 26 (2.91%) Embedded C
7 17 (1.90%) JavaScript
8 10 (1.12%) Java
9 8 (0.89%) C#
9 8 (0.89%) Embedded C++
9 8 (0.89%) PHP
10 7 (0.78%) Assembly Language
11 6 (0.67%) Bash Shell
12 4 (0.45%) MATLAB
13 3 (0.34%) ES6
13 3 (0.34%) Perl
14 2 (0.22%) Go
15 1 (0.11%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 294 (32.85%) Cisco Certification
2 198 (22.12%) CCNP
3 162 (18.10%) CCNA
4 93 (10.39%) Degree
5 63 (7.04%) CCIE
6 52 (5.81%) Microsoft Certification
7 37 (4.13%) MCSE
8 29 (3.24%) CCDP
8 29 (3.24%) Security Cleared
9 27 (3.02%) Computer Science Degree
10 23 (2.57%) SC Cleared
11 15 (1.68%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 15 (1.68%) MCSA
12 13 (1.45%) MCP
13 12 (1.34%) CISSP
14 11 (1.23%) RHCSA
15 10 (1.12%) CEH
15 10 (1.12%) JNCIA
16 9 (1.01%) JNCIS
16 9 (1.01%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (4.92%) SLA
2 22 (2.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (2.23%) PCI DSS
4 13 (1.45%) GDPR
5 9 (1.01%) NIST
6 8 (0.89%) NCSC
7 6 (0.67%) QA
8 4 (0.45%) PMO
8 4 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
9 3 (0.34%) GxP
9 3 (0.34%) MISRA
10 2 (0.22%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.11%) IEC 61508
11 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.11%) JTAG
System Software
1 180 (20.11%) Active Directory
2 121 (13.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 84 (9.39%) Hyper-V
4 44 (4.92%) Firmware
5 32 (3.58%) Virtual Servers
6 24 (2.68%) vSphere
7 21 (2.35%) Forefront TMG
7 21 (2.35%) ISA Server
8 20 (2.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 19 (2.12%) Virtual Machines
10 12 (1.34%) VMware ESXi
11 9 (1.01%) Docker
12 7 (0.78%) VMware NSX
13 4 (0.45%) Virtual Desktop
14 3 (0.34%) VMware Workstation
15 2 (0.22%) BitLocker
16 1 (0.11%) NFS
16 1 (0.11%) Terminal Services
16 1 (0.11%) XenApp
16 1 (0.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 43 (4.80%) FortiGate
2 35 (3.91%) Ansible
3 29 (3.24%) Cisco Prime
3 29 (3.24%) SCCM
4 21 (2.35%) Cisco CUCM
5 15 (1.68%) Grafana
5 15 (1.68%) Nagios
5 15 (1.68%) Puppet
6 14 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
7 13 (1.45%) Microsoft Intune
8 12 (1.34%) Cisco UCCX
8 12 (1.34%) WSUS
9 10 (1.12%) Single Sign-On
10 7 (0.78%) Cisco CME
11 5 (0.56%) SolarWinds Orion
11 5 (0.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 5 (0.56%) vCenter Server
12 4 (0.45%) SCVMM
12 4 (0.45%) Stealthwatch
12 4 (0.45%) Terraform
Vendors
1 484 (54.08%) Cisco
2 237 (26.48%) Microsoft
3 149 (16.65%) VMware
4 144 (16.09%) Palo Alto
5 115 (12.85%) CheckPoint
6 101 (11.28%) Meraki
7 74 (8.27%) Juniper
8 68 (7.60%) Fortinet
9 66 (7.37%) HP
10 63 (7.04%) F5
11 62 (6.93%) SolarWinds
12 48 (5.36%) Citrix
13 47 (5.25%) Aruba
14 34 (3.80%) Riverbed
15 26 (2.91%) Ruckus Wireless
16 24 (2.68%) Splunk
17 22 (2.46%) Avaya
17 22 (2.46%) NetApp
17 22 (2.46%) Sophos
18 18 (2.01%) Huawei