Period
to 24 January 2022

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 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wireless
UK > England
6 months to
24 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 221 267 223
Rank change year-on-year +46 -44 +48
Permanent jobs citing Wireless 1,858 700 1,744
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.67% 1.23% 1.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.47% 8.65% 9.91%
Number of salaries quoted 977 492 1,363
10th Percentile £27,750 £26,750 £25,000
25th Percentile £34,000 £36,250 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +11.11% -5.26%
75th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £58,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £71,850
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,575 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.10% +5.72% -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 14,905 8,094 17,607
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.40% 14.26% 15.14%
Number of salaries quoted 9,708 6,478 14,243
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,750 £25,750
25th Percentile £35,750 £37,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
75th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £63,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,216 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +0.43% +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 January 2022.

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 January 2022. 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
Jobs
North of England +72 752 £55,000 +22.22% 88
Yorkshire +28 421 £60,000 +9.09% 40
London -53 387 £54,000 -10.00% 52
Midlands +81 292 £39,383 -1.54% 46
South East -13 268 £45,000 -5.26% 66
North West +62 265 £37,500 -16.67% 33
East Midlands +60 147 £35,000 -9.68% 15
West Midlands +28 145 £42,500 +6.25% 31
South West -35 102 £37,500 -16.67% 39
East of England -82 72 £37,616 -20.81% 53
North East +26 66 £35,000 -12.50% 15
Wireless
UK

For the 6 months to 24 January 2022, 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 1,003 (53.98%) Cisco
2 857 (46.12%) Cisco Certification
3 789 (42.47%) Linux
4 776 (41.77%) CCNA
5 659 (35.47%) A+ Certification
6 658 (35.41%) Network+ Certification
7 657 (35.36%) Linux+ Certification
8 403 (21.69%) Firewall
9 345 (18.57%) WAN
10 338 (18.19%) Windows
11 320 (17.22%) Microsoft
12 317 (17.06%) LAN
13 281 (15.12%) Active Directory
14 278 (14.96%) Social Skills
15 262 (14.10%) Microsoft 365
16 261 (14.05%) Azure
17 218 (11.73%) TCP/IP
18 217 (11.68%) DNS
19 199 (10.71%) VPN
20 192 (10.33%) DHCP
21 190 (10.23%) Wi-Fi
21 190 (10.23%) Windows Server
22 169 (9.10%) Degree
23 168 (9.04%) VMware
24 159 (8.56%) Telecoms
25 158 (8.50%) VLAN
26 153 (8.23%) ITIL
27 142 (7.64%) CCNP
28 141 (7.59%) Data Centre
29 138 (7.43%) Problem-Solving

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 56 (3.01%) SharePoint
2 36 (1.94%) MS Exchange
3 29 (1.56%) Apache Spark
4 14 (0.75%) Skype for Business
5 13 (0.70%) IIS
6 6 (0.32%) Liferay
7 2 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.11%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.054%) Apache
8 1 (0.054%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.054%) CMS
8 1 (0.054%) Confluence
8 1 (0.054%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.054%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 109 (5.87%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (0.48%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
4 7 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.38%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.22%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 8 (0.43%) NetSuite
2 3 (0.16%) SAP Business One
3 2 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.11%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.054%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.054%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.054%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.054%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 262 (14.10%) Microsoft 365
2 261 (14.05%) Azure
3 85 (4.57%) AWS
4 55 (2.96%) Azure Active Directory
5 40 (2.15%) SaaS
6 21 (1.13%) IaaS
7 20 (1.08%) Google Workspace
8 17 (0.91%) PaaS
9 15 (0.81%) Azure Sentinel
9 15 (0.81%) OneDrive
10 14 (0.75%) Power Platform
11 12 (0.65%) DigitalOcean
12 10 (0.54%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 10 (0.54%) GCP
13 9 (0.48%) Mimecast
14 8 (0.43%) Azure Monitor
15 7 (0.38%) Nutanix
16 6 (0.32%) AWS IoT
16 6 (0.32%) Cloudflare
16 6 (0.32%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 403 (21.69%) Firewall
2 345 (18.57%) WAN
3 317 (17.06%) LAN
4 218 (11.73%) TCP/IP
5 217 (11.68%) DNS
6 199 (10.71%) VPN
7 192 (10.33%) DHCP
8 190 (10.23%) Wi-Fi
9 158 (8.50%) VLAN
10 134 (7.21%) Internet
11 112 (6.03%) Network Security
12 106 (5.71%) MPLS
13 99 (5.33%) WLAN
14 97 (5.22%) Ethernet
15 84 (4.52%) BGP
16 73 (3.93%) VoIP
17 69 (3.71%) Broadband
18 66 (3.55%) OSPF
19 64 (3.44%) 5G
20 55 (2.96%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (2.26%) SQL Server
2 29 (1.56%) Big Data
2 29 (1.56%) Data Lake
3 23 (1.24%) Apache Hive
3 23 (1.24%) Hadoop
3 23 (1.24%) HBase
4 14 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
4 14 (0.75%) Power BI
5 8 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (0.32%) Amazon RDS
6 6 (0.32%) DB2
6 6 (0.32%) MySQL
6 6 (0.32%) SQL Server 2016
6 6 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (0.27%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.16%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.11%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.11%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.11%) SQL Server 2017
10 1 (0.054%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (0.65%) JIRA
2 8 (0.43%) Git (software)
2 8 (0.43%) Visual Studio
3 6 (0.32%) Postman
4 5 (0.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 4 (0.22%) Burp Suite
5 4 (0.22%) Metasploit
General
1 278 (14.96%) Social Skills
2 159 (8.56%) Telecoms
3 136 (7.32%) Finance
4 102 (5.49%) Public Sector
5 59 (3.18%) Manufacturing
6 48 (2.58%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 46 (2.48%) Analytical Skills
8 31 (1.67%) Electronics
8 31 (1.67%) Retail
9 28 (1.51%) Legal
9 28 (1.51%) Marketing
10 24 (1.29%) Banking
11 20 (1.08%) Law
12 19 (1.02%) Games
13 16 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
14 12 (0.65%) Advertising
15 10 (0.54%) Presentation Skills
16 9 (0.48%) Automotive
16 9 (0.48%) Billing
16 9 (0.48%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 704 (37.89%) IT Technician
2 658 (35.41%) Network Technician
3 657 (35.36%) Trainee
3 657 (35.36%) Trainee IT Technician
3 657 (35.36%) Trainee Technician
4 246 (13.24%) Network Engineer
5 114 (6.14%) IT Engineer
6 105 (5.65%) IT Support
7 83 (4.47%) Support Engineer
8 81 (4.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 79 (4.25%) Analyst
10 72 (3.88%) Architect
10 72 (3.88%) RF Engineer
11 64 (3.44%) Design Engineer
12 57 (3.07%) DSP Engineer
12 57 (3.07%) Senior DSP Engineer
13 54 (2.91%) Wireless Engineer
14 53 (2.85%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 51 (2.74%) Senior Network Engineer
16 49 (2.64%) RF Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (3.82%) 802.1X
2 42 (2.26%) RESTful
3 17 (0.91%) HTML
3 17 (0.91%) Yocto
4 16 (0.86%) CSS
5 13 (0.70%) Node.js
5 13 (0.70%) React
5 13 (0.70%) Redux
5 13 (0.70%) XMPP
6 12 (0.65%) RabbitMQ
6 12 (0.65%) React Native
7 9 (0.48%) Web Services
8 8 (0.43%) JSON
8 8 (0.43%) XML
9 7 (0.38%) Middleware
10 6 (0.32%) LDAP
10 6 (0.32%) SAML
10 6 (0.32%) SOAP
10 6 (0.32%) XSD
11 4 (0.22%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 141 (7.59%) Data Centre
2 98 (5.27%) FPGA
3 90 (4.84%) Self-Motivation
4 60 (3.23%) Algorithms
5 40 (2.15%) Video Conferencing
6 38 (2.05%) Robotics
7 34 (1.83%) Management Information System
7 34 (1.83%) VHDL
8 30 (1.61%) Driving Licence
8 30 (1.61%) Industrial Internet of Things
8 30 (1.61%) Verilog
9 24 (1.29%) Embedded Systems
10 20 (1.08%) Device Driver
10 20 (1.08%) iPhone
10 20 (1.08%) Public Cloud
11 18 (0.97%) iPad
12 17 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
13 16 (0.86%) PKI
13 16 (0.86%) Replication
14 15 (0.81%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 789 (42.47%) Linux
2 338 (18.19%) Windows
3 190 (10.23%) Windows Server
4 112 (6.03%) Windows 10
5 96 (5.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 76 (4.09%) Windows Server 2016
7 65 (3.50%) Windows 7
8 44 (2.37%) Windows Server 2019
9 43 (2.31%) Windows Server 2008
10 31 (1.67%) Mac OS X
11 25 (1.35%) Android
12 22 (1.18%) Embedded Linux
13 19 (1.02%) Unix
14 18 (0.97%) Windows 8
15 15 (0.81%) Apple iOS
16 13 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
17 11 (0.59%) Mac OS
18 8 (0.43%) Solaris
19 7 (0.38%) AIX
19 7 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (8.23%) ITIL
2 138 (7.43%) Problem-Solving
3 110 (5.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 100 (5.38%) Network Design
5 96 (5.17%) Computer Science
6 82 (4.41%) Service Delivery
7 80 (4.31%) Project Management
8 78 (4.20%) Cybersecurity
9 71 (3.82%) Agile Software Development
10 69 (3.71%) Change Management
11 62 (3.34%) Network Management
12 58 (3.12%) Migration
13 57 (3.07%) Kalman Filter
14 56 (3.01%) Network Monitoring
15 53 (2.85%) Disaster Recovery
15 53 (2.85%) Software Engineering
16 52 (2.80%) Technical Leadership
17 51 (2.74%) Project Delivery
18 50 (2.69%) Presales
18 50 (2.69%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 104 (5.60%) C
2 91 (4.90%) C++
3 84 (4.52%) Python
4 45 (2.42%) MATLAB
5 41 (2.21%) SQL
6 29 (1.56%) PowerShell
7 22 (1.18%) JavaScript
8 12 (0.65%) TypeScript
9 10 (0.54%) Java
10 8 (0.43%) Embedded C
11 7 (0.38%) Embedded C++
12 6 (0.32%) Groovy
12 6 (0.32%) T-SQL
12 6 (0.32%) VB
12 6 (0.32%) VBScript
13 5 (0.27%) Bash
13 5 (0.27%) Perl
14 4 (0.22%) Ruby
14 4 (0.22%) Tcl
15 2 (0.11%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 857 (46.12%) Cisco Certification
2 776 (41.77%) CCNA
3 659 (35.47%) A+ Certification
4 658 (35.41%) Network+ Certification
5 657 (35.36%) Linux+ Certification
6 169 (9.10%) Degree
7 142 (7.64%) CCNP
8 62 (3.34%) Microsoft Certification
9 40 (2.15%) MCSE
10 39 (2.10%) Computer Science Degree
11 33 (1.78%) MCP
12 29 (1.56%) Security Cleared
13 28 (1.51%) PhD
14 27 (1.45%) DBS Check
15 19 (1.02%) SC Cleared
16 17 (0.91%) CCIE
17 16 (0.86%) LPIC
18 15 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
19 14 (0.75%) MCITP
20 12 (0.65%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (4.09%) SLA
2 21 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (1.02%) NIST
3 19 (1.02%) QA
4 18 (0.97%) GDPR
5 16 (0.86%) PCI DSS
6 13 (0.70%) NCSC
7 7 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 5 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
8 5 (0.27%) GxP
8 5 (0.27%) HIPAA
8 5 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 5 (0.27%) PMO
9 4 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 2 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.054%) COBIT
11 1 (0.054%) IEC 61508
11 1 (0.054%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.054%) PA-DSS
11 1 (0.054%) SOX 404
System Software
1 281 (15.12%) Active Directory
2 122 (6.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 73 (3.93%) Firmware
4 71 (3.82%) Hyper-V
5 29 (1.56%) Virtual Servers
6 26 (1.40%) Docker
6 26 (1.40%) XenApp
7 23 (1.24%) vSphere
8 17 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
9 12 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
9 12 (0.65%) VMware Workstation
10 8 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 7 (0.38%) XenDesktop
12 5 (0.27%) OpenAM
12 5 (0.27%) OpenIDM
12 5 (0.27%) RACF
12 5 (0.27%) VMware NSX
13 3 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
14 1 (0.054%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
14 1 (0.054%) LXC
Systems Management
1 56 (3.01%) Microsoft Intune
2 37 (1.99%) SCCM
3 28 (1.51%) Ansible
4 26 (1.40%) FortiGate
5 20 (1.08%) Cisco Prime
5 20 (1.08%) WSUS
6 15 (0.81%) Terraform
7 13 (0.70%) Graylog
7 13 (0.70%) Kibana
8 12 (0.65%) SolarWinds Orion
9 11 (0.59%) Nessus
10 9 (0.48%) SCOM
11 8 (0.43%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 8 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
11 8 (0.43%) SCSM
11 8 (0.43%) Stealthwatch
12 7 (0.38%) Cisco CUCM
12 7 (0.38%) Kubernetes
12 7 (0.38%) Single Sign-On
12 7 (0.38%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 1,003 (53.98%) Cisco
2 320 (17.22%) Microsoft
3 168 (9.04%) VMware
4 83 (4.47%) Palo Alto
5 76 (4.09%) Meraki
6 58 (3.12%) Juniper
7 55 (2.96%) Aruba
8 53 (2.85%) HP
9 52 (2.80%) Citrix
10 50 (2.69%) Apple
10 50 (2.69%) F5
11 48 (2.58%) Fortinet
12 46 (2.48%) SolarWinds
13 41 (2.21%) Veeam
14 39 (2.10%) CheckPoint
15 34 (1.83%) Dell
16 33 (1.78%) Intel
16 33 (1.78%) Xilinx
17 29 (1.56%) Databricks
18 28 (1.51%) ServiceNow