Period
to 30 October 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 30 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wireless
UK > England
6 months to
30 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 242 224 286
Rank change year-on-year -18 +62 -26
Permanent jobs citing Wireless 621 1,942 1,865
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.35% 1.53% 1.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.87% 9.82% 8.15%
Number of salaries quoted 519 1,450 1,633
Median annual salary £50,000 £43,248 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.61% -13.51% +5.26%
10th Percentile £27,250 £23,500 £28,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £70,000 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £44,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +13.64% -12.00% +5.26%

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 7,003 19,770 22,879
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.27% 15.60% 14.92%
Number of salaries quoted 5,619 15,453 18,154
Median annual salary £52,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.47% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,325 £25,750 £26,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +8.70% -3.16% +5.56%

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 30 October 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 30 October 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 +30 197 £65,000 +34.02% 31
North of England +18 135 £45,000 +38.46% 43
South East +13 114 £45,000 -5.26% 35
Yorkshire +11 67 £41,000 +60.78% 17
North West +54 65 £45,000 +20.00% 24
Midlands -44 61 £44,000 +6.67% 20
East of England +78 58 £47,500 -5.00% 19
South West +29 53 £45,000 +28.57% 21
West Midlands -38 45 £44,000 -2.22% 13
East Midlands +40 14 £42,500 +13.33% 7
North East +9 3 £40,000 +14.29% 2
Wireless
UK

For the 6 months to 30 October 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.

1 310 (49.92%) Cisco
2 265 (42.67%) Firewall
3 249 (40.10%) WAN
4 238 (38.33%) LAN
5 197 (31.72%) Cisco Certification
6 174 (28.02%) Microsoft
7 157 (25.28%) Windows
8 149 (23.99%) VPN
9 148 (23.83%) Active Directory
10 136 (21.90%) CCNP
11 133 (21.42%) Azure
12 132 (21.26%) BGP
13 130 (20.93%) MPLS
14 127 (20.45%) OSPF
15 124 (19.97%) Office 365
16 109 (17.55%) CCNA
17 108 (17.39%) Wi-Fi
18 105 (16.91%) Linux
19 97 (15.62%) Data Centre
19 97 (15.62%) Palo Alto
20 96 (15.46%) Cisco ASA
21 95 (15.30%) VMware
22 94 (15.14%) DNS
23 93 (14.98%) Python
23 93 (14.98%) Network Security
24 88 (14.17%) Windows Server
25 85 (13.69%) Telecoms
26 84 (13.53%) Microsoft Office
27 81 (13.04%) TCP/IP
27 81 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure

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 (4.99%) SharePoint
2 29 (4.67%) Skype for Business
3 18 (2.90%) MS Exchange
4 12 (1.93%) IIS
5 8 (1.29%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (0.81%) Confluence
8 4 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.48%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.32%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.16%) DNN
11 1 (0.16%) Drupal
11 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.16%) Joomla!
11 1 (0.16%) Moodle
11 1 (0.16%) WordPress
Applications
1 84 (13.53%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (4.19%) MS Visio
3 11 (1.77%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (0.81%) Carpe Diem
2 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 133 (21.42%) Azure
2 124 (19.97%) Office 365
3 44 (7.09%) AWS
4 39 (6.28%) Azure Active Directory
5 24 (3.86%) Route 53
5 24 (3.86%) Slack
6 22 (3.54%) GCP
7 6 (0.97%) IaaS
7 6 (0.97%) Mimecast
8 5 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.81%) Power Platform
8 5 (0.81%) SaaS
9 3 (0.48%) PaaS
9 3 (0.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.32%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.32%) AWS IoT
10 2 (0.32%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 2 (0.32%) IBM Cloud
10 2 (0.32%) Power Automate
10 2 (0.32%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 265 (42.67%) Firewall
2 249 (40.10%) WAN
3 238 (38.33%) LAN
4 149 (23.99%) VPN
5 132 (21.26%) BGP
6 130 (20.93%) MPLS
7 127 (20.45%) OSPF
8 108 (17.39%) Wi-Fi
9 96 (15.46%) Cisco ASA
10 94 (15.14%) DNS
11 93 (14.98%) Network Security
12 81 (13.04%) TCP/IP
13 80 (12.88%) DHCP
14 76 (12.24%) VoIP
15 72 (11.59%) Cisco Nexus
16 68 (10.95%) VLAN
17 54 (8.70%) Internet
17 54 (8.70%) SNMP
18 50 (8.05%) EIGRP
19 47 (7.57%) Cisco Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (2.90%) SQL Server
2 6 (0.97%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (0.81%) Power BI
4 3 (0.48%) Apache Hive
4 3 (0.48%) Big Data
4 3 (0.48%) Data Lake
4 3 (0.48%) Hadoop
4 3 (0.48%) HBase
5 1 (0.16%) MySQL
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.16%) Redis
5 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 15 (2.42%) Git (software)
2 13 (2.09%) Sonatype Nexus
3 8 (1.29%) JIRA
4 6 (0.97%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.32%) GitLab
5 2 (0.32%) Subversion
General
1 85 (13.69%) Telecoms
2 72 (11.59%) Finance
3 23 (3.70%) Law
4 20 (3.22%) Electronics
5 13 (2.09%) Legal
6 11 (1.77%) Public Sector
7 10 (1.61%) Manufacturing
7 10 (1.61%) Retail
8 5 (0.81%) Banking
8 5 (0.81%) Financial Institution
8 5 (0.81%) Mandarin Language
9 3 (0.48%) Marketing
9 3 (0.48%) Spanish Language
10 2 (0.32%) Automotive
10 2 (0.32%) Military
10 2 (0.32%) Police
11 1 (0.16%) Advertising
11 1 (0.16%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.16%) Catalan Language
Job Titles
1 213 (34.30%) Network Engineer
2 67 (10.79%) Architect
3 63 (10.14%) Analyst
3 63 (10.14%) Senior Network Engineer
4 36 (5.80%) Support Engineer
5 35 (5.64%) Cisco Engineer
6 32 (5.15%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 32 (5.15%) Network Architect
7 26 (4.19%) Wireless Engineer
8 25 (4.03%) Software Engineer
9 24 (3.86%) Systems Engineer
10 22 (3.54%) Embedded Engineer
10 22 (3.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 22 (3.54%) IT Manager
10 22 (3.54%) Network Support
10 22 (3.54%) Security Engineer
10 22 (3.54%) Support Analyst
11 21 (3.38%) Infrastructure Architect
11 21 (3.38%) Network Support Engineer
12 20 (3.22%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (4.51%) 802.1X
2 12 (1.93%) XMPP
3 10 (1.61%) HTML
4 8 (1.29%) .NET
4 8 (1.29%) .NET Framework
5 7 (1.13%) RESTful
5 7 (1.13%) YAML
6 6 (0.97%) JSON
7 5 (0.81%) CSS
7 5 (0.81%) Middleware
8 4 (0.64%) LDAP
8 4 (0.64%) React
8 4 (0.64%) Regular Expression
9 3 (0.48%) REST
10 2 (0.32%) AngularJS
10 2 (0.32%) Ember.js
10 2 (0.32%) JSP
10 2 (0.32%) Laravel
10 2 (0.32%) Spine.js
10 2 (0.32%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 97 (15.62%) Data Centre
2 32 (5.15%) Management Information System
3 23 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (2.09%) Driving Licence
4 13 (2.09%) Fat Client
4 13 (2.09%) Thin Client
5 12 (1.93%) Self-Motivation
6 10 (1.61%) Algorithms
6 10 (1.61%) Clustering
6 10 (1.61%) Mobile App
6 10 (1.61%) Smartphone
7 9 (1.45%) Embedded Systems
7 9 (1.45%) Security Operations Centre
7 9 (1.45%) Video Conferencing
8 8 (1.29%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 8 (1.29%) Internet of Things
8 8 (1.29%) Public Cloud
8 8 (1.29%) User Experience
9 7 (1.13%) Device Driver
9 7 (1.13%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 157 (25.28%) Windows
2 105 (16.91%) Linux
3 88 (14.17%) Windows Server
4 42 (6.76%) Windows 10
5 25 (4.03%) Mac OS X
5 25 (4.03%) Windows Server 2016
6 22 (3.54%) Android
6 22 (3.54%) Windows 7
7 20 (3.22%) Windows Server 2008
8 19 (3.06%) Windows Server 2012
9 16 (2.58%) Apple iOS
10 12 (1.93%) Windows Server 2019
11 6 (0.97%) CentOS
12 3 (0.48%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.48%) Unix
12 3 (0.48%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.32%) Debian
13 2 (0.32%) MVS
13 2 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.32%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (10.31%) Network Monitoring
2 61 (9.82%) ITIL
3 59 (9.50%) Problem-Solving
4 46 (7.41%) Project Management
5 41 (6.60%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 36 (5.80%) Cybersecurity
7 34 (5.48%) B2B
8 33 (5.31%) IT Strategy
9 32 (5.15%) DevOps
9 32 (5.15%) Low Latency
10 31 (4.99%) Information Security
11 29 (4.67%) Agile Software Development
11 29 (4.67%) Computer Science
11 29 (4.67%) Service Delivery
11 29 (4.67%) Software Engineering
12 27 (4.35%) Mentoring
13 25 (4.03%) Performance Analysis
14 24 (3.86%) Disaster Recovery
14 24 (3.86%) Presales
14 24 (3.86%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 93 (14.98%) Python
2 50 (8.05%) C
3 37 (5.96%) C++
4 31 (4.99%) PowerShell
5 23 (3.70%) SQL
6 13 (2.09%) Java
6 13 (2.09%) MATLAB
7 8 (1.29%) Embedded C
8 7 (1.13%) JavaScript
9 4 (0.64%) Bash Shell
9 4 (0.64%) Go
10 3 (0.48%) Embedded C++
11 2 (0.32%) C#
11 2 (0.32%) ES6
11 2 (0.32%) Lisp
11 2 (0.32%) PHP
12 1 (0.16%) Assembly Language
12 1 (0.16%) Perl
12 1 (0.16%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 197 (31.72%) Cisco Certification
2 136 (21.90%) CCNP
3 109 (17.55%) CCNA
4 57 (9.18%) Degree
5 42 (6.76%) CCIE
6 35 (5.64%) Microsoft Certification
7 27 (4.35%) MCSE
8 15 (2.42%) Security Cleared
9 14 (2.25%) CISSP
10 13 (2.09%) MCP
11 12 (1.93%) CISM
12 11 (1.77%) Master's Degree
12 11 (1.77%) SC Cleared
13 10 (1.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 9 (1.45%) CSSLP
14 9 (1.45%) DBS Check
15 8 (1.29%) CCDP
15 8 (1.29%) LPIC
16 7 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
16 7 (1.13%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.03%) SLA
2 17 (2.74%) GDPR
3 16 (2.58%) PCI DSS
4 13 (2.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (1.61%) NIST
6 3 (0.48%) COBIT
7 2 (0.32%) NCSC
7 2 (0.32%) QA
8 1 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.16%) PMO
8 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 148 (23.83%) Active Directory
2 81 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (6.76%) Hyper-V
4 21 (3.38%) Forefront TMG
4 21 (3.38%) ISA Server
5 18 (2.90%) Virtual Servers
6 15 (2.42%) Firmware
7 11 (1.77%) Docker
7 11 (1.77%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 10 (1.61%) vSphere
9 9 (1.45%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.64%) BitLocker
11 4 (0.64%) VMware Server
11 4 (0.64%) XenApp
12 2 (0.32%) VMware NSX
12 2 (0.32%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.16%) NFS
13 1 (0.16%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.16%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 43 (6.92%) Ansible
2 31 (4.99%) FortiGate
3 29 (4.67%) Puppet
4 28 (4.51%) Nagios
5 27 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
6 23 (3.70%) Grafana
7 18 (2.90%) Microsoft Intune
8 17 (2.74%) SCCM
9 16 (2.58%) Cisco CUCM
9 16 (2.58%) Cisco Prime
10 14 (2.25%) WSUS
11 9 (1.45%) Single Sign-On
12 7 (1.13%) Cisco UCCX
13 5 (0.81%) Cisco CME
13 5 (0.81%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 5 (0.81%) Terraform
14 4 (0.64%) SCVMM
14 4 (0.64%) vCenter Server
15 3 (0.48%) Kubernetes
15 3 (0.48%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 310 (49.92%) Cisco
2 174 (28.02%) Microsoft
3 97 (15.62%) Palo Alto
4 95 (15.30%) VMware
5 57 (9.18%) CheckPoint
6 55 (8.86%) Meraki
7 53 (8.53%) Fortinet
8 47 (7.57%) F5
9 43 (6.92%) Juniper
10 38 (6.12%) SolarWinds
11 36 (5.80%) Riverbed
12 31 (4.99%) Splunk
13 28 (4.51%) Avaya
14 24 (3.86%) Aruba
15 23 (3.70%) HP
16 21 (3.38%) Citrix
16 21 (3.38%) Ruckus Wireless
17 19 (3.06%) Sophos
18 13 (2.09%) Veeam
19 11 (1.77%) Arista