Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wireless
UK > England
6 months to
18 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 248 222 265
Rank change year-on-year -26 +43 -11
Permanent jobs citing Wireless 722 1,722 1,883
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.28% 1.48% 1.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.88% 9.82% 8.78%
Number of salaries quoted 595 1,405 1,679
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £26,750 £25,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £71,700 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% -

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 8,133 17,534 21,438
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 14.39% 15.12% 15.22%
Number of salaries quoted 6,489 14,167 17,116
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £25,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 18 January 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 18 January 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 +76 210 £45,000 +28.57% 40
London -39 178 £60,000 +20.00% 47
Yorkshire +80 140 £56,250 +87.50% 16
South East -5 132 £47,500 -5.00% 44
South West 0 87 £45,000 +42.86% 20
East of England +59 58 £47,500 +5.56% 19
North West +30 54 £45,000 +20.00% 22
Midlands -47 51 £40,000 -0.62% 20
West Midlands -57 36 £40,000 -3.61% 12
North East +26 16 £40,000 +46.79% 2
East Midlands +31 13 £42,500 +6.25% 8
Wireless
UK

For the 6 months to 18 January 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.

1 293 (40.58%) Cisco
2 259 (35.87%) Firewall
3 225 (31.16%) WAN
4 207 (28.67%) LAN
5 196 (27.15%) Cisco Certification
6 173 (23.96%) Microsoft
7 163 (22.58%) Windows
8 162 (22.44%) Active Directory
9 153 (21.19%) Wi-Fi
10 142 (19.67%) VPN
11 138 (19.11%) CCNP
12 129 (17.87%) Office 365
13 128 (17.73%) TCP/IP
14 126 (17.45%) BGP
14 126 (17.45%) Azure
15 124 (17.17%) DNS
15 124 (17.17%) Telecoms
16 114 (15.79%) Python
17 112 (15.51%) Linux
18 110 (15.24%) OSPF
19 101 (13.99%) MPLS
19 101 (13.99%) Network Security
20 100 (13.85%) Problem-Solving
21 97 (13.43%) Cisco ASA
22 96 (13.30%) VMware
23 95 (13.16%) DHCP
24 94 (13.02%) CCNA
25 93 (12.88%) Data Centre
25 93 (12.88%) Windows Server
26 83 (11.50%) Finance

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 36 (4.99%) SharePoint
2 28 (3.88%) MS Exchange
3 26 (3.60%) Skype for Business
4 10 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (0.83%) IIS
6 4 (0.55%) Apache Spark
6 4 (0.55%) Confluence
7 2 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.14%) Apache
8 1 (0.14%) DNN
8 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.14%) WordPress
Applications
1 62 (8.59%) Microsoft Office
2 33 (4.57%) MS Visio
3 18 (2.49%) Microsoft Excel
4 9 (1.25%) SOLIDWORKS
5 7 (0.97%) AutoCAD
6 5 (0.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (0.69%) Carpe Diem
2 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 129 (17.87%) Office 365
2 126 (17.45%) Azure
3 48 (6.65%) AWS
4 38 (5.26%) Azure Active Directory
5 22 (3.05%) Route 53
5 22 (3.05%) Slack
6 18 (2.49%) GCP
7 9 (1.25%) G Suite
8 8 (1.11%) OneDrive
9 7 (0.97%) Power Platform
10 6 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
11 5 (0.69%) IaaS
11 5 (0.69%) Mimecast
12 4 (0.55%) PowerApps
12 4 (0.55%) SaaS
12 4 (0.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 3 (0.42%) AWS IoT
13 3 (0.42%) PaaS
14 2 (0.28%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 259 (35.87%) Firewall
2 225 (31.16%) WAN
3 207 (28.67%) LAN
4 153 (21.19%) Wi-Fi
5 142 (19.67%) VPN
6 128 (17.73%) TCP/IP
7 126 (17.45%) BGP
8 124 (17.17%) DNS
9 110 (15.24%) OSPF
10 101 (13.99%) MPLS
10 101 (13.99%) Network Security
11 97 (13.43%) Cisco ASA
12 95 (13.16%) DHCP
13 70 (9.70%) Ethernet
14 68 (9.42%) VLAN
14 68 (9.42%) VoIP
15 66 (9.14%) Cisco Nexus
15 66 (9.14%) Internet
16 54 (7.48%) Wireshark
17 44 (6.09%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (2.63%) SQL Server
2 11 (1.52%) Amazon RDS
3 6 (0.83%) GIS
4 4 (0.55%) Big Data
4 4 (0.55%) Hadoop
5 3 (0.42%) Apache Hive
5 3 (0.42%) Data Lake
5 3 (0.42%) HBase
5 3 (0.42%) Power BI
6 1 (0.14%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.14%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.14%) Redis
6 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 15 (2.08%) Sonatype Nexus
2 7 (0.97%) JIRA
3 6 (0.83%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.55%) Metasploit
5 3 (0.42%) Burp Suite
5 3 (0.42%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.28%) Rational Rhapsody
7 1 (0.14%) GCC
7 1 (0.14%) sqlmap
General
1 124 (17.17%) Telecoms
2 83 (11.50%) Finance
3 20 (2.77%) Manufacturing
4 17 (2.35%) Electronics
5 16 (2.22%) Legal
6 15 (2.08%) Public Sector
7 12 (1.66%) Banking
8 11 (1.52%) Law
9 8 (1.11%) Retail
10 4 (0.55%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.42%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.28%) Mandarin Language
13 1 (0.14%) Advertising
13 1 (0.14%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.14%) Back Office
13 1 (0.14%) Catalan Language
13 1 (0.14%) Housing Association
13 1 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.14%) Police
Job Titles
1 200 (27.70%) Network Engineer
2 58 (8.03%) Senior Network Engineer
3 53 (7.34%) Analyst
4 52 (7.20%) Design Engineer
5 44 (6.09%) Architect
6 42 (5.82%) Support Engineer
6 42 (5.82%) Wireless Engineer
7 40 (5.54%) Systems Engineer
8 36 (4.99%) Software Engineer
9 34 (4.71%) RF Engineer
10 32 (4.43%) Embedded Engineer
11 31 (4.29%) RF Design Engineer
11 31 (4.29%) Senior Design Engineer
12 29 (4.02%) Embedded Software Engineer
13 28 (3.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 27 (3.74%) Senior RF Engineer
15 25 (3.46%) DSP Engineer
15 25 (3.46%) IT Engineer
15 25 (3.46%) Radio Engineer
15 25 (3.46%) Senior RF Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (5.96%) 802.1X
2 26 (3.60%) HTML
3 23 (3.19%) XMPP
4 16 (2.22%) CSS
5 14 (1.94%) RESTful
6 9 (1.25%) .NET
7 8 (1.11%) .NET Framework
7 8 (1.11%) JSP
8 7 (0.97%) HTML5
9 6 (0.83%) JSON
10 5 (0.69%) YAML
11 4 (0.55%) AngularJS
11 4 (0.55%) FIX Protocol
11 4 (0.55%) Middleware
12 3 (0.42%) React
12 3 (0.42%) Regular Expression
12 3 (0.42%) REST
13 2 (0.28%) Jinja
13 2 (0.28%) SOAP
13 2 (0.28%) Spine.js
Miscellaneous
1 93 (12.88%) Data Centre
2 42 (5.82%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 35 (4.85%) Management Information System
4 28 (3.88%) Algorithms
5 23 (3.19%) Embedded Systems
6 22 (3.05%) Analytical Skills
7 18 (2.49%) Self-Motivation
8 15 (2.08%) Driving Licence
9 14 (1.94%) Device Driver
10 11 (1.52%) Mobile App
10 11 (1.52%) Smartphone
11 10 (1.39%) Clustering
12 9 (1.25%) ASTM
12 9 (1.25%) CCTV
12 9 (1.25%) Internet of Things
13 8 (1.11%) Private Cloud
14 7 (0.97%) Digital TV
14 7 (0.97%) Fat Client
14 7 (0.97%) Hybrid Cloud
14 7 (0.97%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 163 (22.58%) Windows
2 112 (15.51%) Linux
3 93 (12.88%) Windows Server
4 54 (7.48%) Windows 10
5 32 (4.43%) Windows Server 2016
6 25 (3.46%) Windows 7
6 25 (3.46%) Windows Server 2012
7 22 (3.05%) Mac OS X
8 19 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
9 17 (2.35%) Windows Server 2019
10 13 (1.80%) Android
11 9 (1.25%) Apple iOS
12 6 (0.83%) Unix
13 5 (0.69%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.42%) CentOS
14 3 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
15 2 (0.28%) MVS
15 2 (0.28%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.28%) Windows 8
16 1 (0.14%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (13.85%) Problem-Solving
2 81 (11.22%) ITIL
3 58 (8.03%) Network Monitoring
4 52 (7.20%) Cybersecurity
5 50 (6.93%) Presales
6 47 (6.51%) Computer Science
7 46 (6.37%) Software Engineering
8 44 (6.09%) Network Design
9 37 (5.12%) Project Management
10 35 (4.85%) Penetration Testing
11 34 (4.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 34 (4.71%) Project Delivery
12 32 (4.43%) Information Security
12 32 (4.43%) Service Delivery
13 31 (4.29%) DevOps
13 31 (4.29%) Mentoring
13 31 (4.29%) Signal Processing
14 29 (4.02%) Agile Software Development
15 27 (3.74%) Test Automation
16 26 (3.60%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 114 (15.79%) Python
2 82 (11.36%) C
3 76 (10.53%) C++
4 29 (4.02%) PowerShell
5 26 (3.60%) SQL
6 22 (3.05%) Java
7 20 (2.77%) MATLAB
8 13 (1.80%) Embedded C
8 13 (1.80%) PHP
9 12 (1.66%) Bash Shell
10 10 (1.39%) C#
10 10 (1.39%) JavaScript
11 5 (0.69%) Perl
11 5 (0.69%) R
12 4 (0.55%) Embedded C++
12 4 (0.55%) TypeScript
13 3 (0.42%) Go
13 3 (0.42%) Lisp
14 2 (0.28%) Ruby
14 2 (0.28%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 196 (27.15%) Cisco Certification
2 138 (19.11%) CCNP
3 94 (13.02%) CCNA
4 75 (10.39%) Degree
5 37 (5.12%) CCIE
6 27 (3.74%) Security Cleared
7 25 (3.46%) PhD
8 24 (3.32%) Microsoft Certification
9 23 (3.19%) Network+ Certification
10 21 (2.91%) SC Cleared
11 20 (2.77%) CISSP
12 19 (2.63%) DBS Check
13 18 (2.49%) CompTIA Security+
13 18 (2.49%) MCSE
14 15 (2.08%) A+ Certification
15 14 (1.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 12 (1.66%) CISM
16 12 (1.66%) MCP
17 11 (1.52%) HNC
17 11 (1.52%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.74%) SLA
2 19 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (2.63%) PCI DSS
3 17 (2.35%) GDPR
4 12 (1.66%) NIST
5 6 (0.83%) Cyber Essentials
5 6 (0.83%) QA
6 5 (0.69%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 3 (0.42%) COBIT
8 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 162 (22.44%) Active Directory
2 77 (10.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (6.51%) Hyper-V
4 31 (4.29%) Firmware
5 11 (1.52%) Docker
5 11 (1.52%) Forefront TMG
5 11 (1.52%) ISA Server
6 10 (1.39%) XenApp
7 9 (1.25%) vSphere
8 7 (0.97%) Virtual Servers
8 7 (0.97%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (0.69%) VMware NSX
10 5 (0.69%) XenDesktop
11 4 (0.55%) VMware Server
12 3 (0.42%) BitLocker
12 3 (0.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (0.42%) NFS
13 2 (0.28%) KVM
13 2 (0.28%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 48 (6.65%) Ansible
2 29 (4.02%) Nagios
3 28 (3.88%) Puppet
4 25 (3.46%) FortiGate
4 25 (3.46%) Opscode Chef
5 22 (3.05%) Microsoft Intune
6 19 (2.63%) SCCM
7 17 (2.35%) Grafana
7 17 (2.35%) Graylog
7 17 (2.35%) Kibana
8 16 (2.22%) Cisco Prime
9 12 (1.66%) Cisco CUCM
10 10 (1.39%) WSUS
11 9 (1.25%) Terraform
12 8 (1.11%) Single Sign-On
12 8 (1.11%) SmoothWall
13 6 (0.83%) PaperCut
14 5 (0.69%) ITRS Geneos
14 5 (0.69%) Stealthwatch
15 4 (0.55%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 293 (40.58%) Cisco
2 173 (23.96%) Microsoft
3 96 (13.30%) VMware
4 73 (10.11%) Palo Alto
5 60 (8.31%) Meraki
6 55 (7.62%) CheckPoint
7 44 (6.09%) F5
8 43 (5.96%) HP
9 41 (5.68%) Fortinet
10 38 (5.26%) Aruba
10 38 (5.26%) Juniper
11 35 (4.85%) Riverbed
12 29 (4.02%) SolarWinds
13 28 (3.88%) Avaya
14 25 (3.46%) Splunk
15 20 (2.77%) Veeam
16 17 (2.35%) Apple
16 17 (2.35%) Citrix
17 16 (2.22%) Sophos
18 14 (1.94%) SonicWALL