Period
to 11 April 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 11 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wireless
UK > England
6 months to
11 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 253 230 243
Rank change year-on-year -23 +13 +8
Permanent jobs citing Wireless 947 1,540 1,997
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.28% 1.47% 1.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.77% 9.68% 9.34%
Number of salaries quoted 616 1,266 1,630
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £25,000
25th Percentile £35,000 £31,750 £34,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - -
75th Percentile £60,000 £61,250 £62,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £75,250 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +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 9,696 15,911 21,375
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.13% 15.19% 15.49%
Number of salaries quoted 7,433 12,835 16,706
10th Percentile £28,500 £26,250 £26,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £33,750 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +1.06%
75th Percentile £66,000 £63,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
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 11 April 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 11 April 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 +99 361 £50,000 +33.33% 45
Yorkshire +104 238 £55,000 +44.74% 22
London -96 174 £60,000 +20.00% 32
South East -45 150 £45,000 -14.29% 56
South West -40 100 £40,250 +19.26% 19
North West +11 91 £42,750 +10.32% 18
Midlands -17 84 £40,000 +6.67% 43
West Midlands 0 70 £40,000 +15.94% 31
East of England -18 53 £45,000 -5.26% 28
North East +30 32 £40,000 +14.29% 5
East Midlands -2 14 £41,250 +6.77% 12
Wireless
UK

For the 6 months to 11 April 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.

1 336 (35.48%) Cisco
2 298 (31.47%) Firewall
3 222 (23.44%) Cisco Certification
4 221 (23.34%) WAN
5 207 (21.86%) LAN
6 203 (21.44%) Wi-Fi
7 202 (21.33%) Microsoft
8 182 (19.22%) Problem-Solving
9 165 (17.42%) Windows
10 160 (16.90%) Linux
11 155 (16.37%) TCP/IP
12 145 (15.31%) Active Directory
13 141 (14.89%) Telecoms
14 137 (14.47%) CCNP
15 134 (14.15%) DNS
16 127 (13.41%) VPN
16 127 (13.41%) C++
17 124 (13.09%) C
18 123 (12.99%) Microsoft 365
19 120 (12.67%) Azure
19 120 (12.67%) CCNA
20 113 (11.93%) Python
21 108 (11.40%) Network Security
22 107 (11.30%) Windows Server
23 105 (11.09%) DHCP
24 103 (10.88%) Network+ Certification
24 103 (10.88%) Data Centre
25 102 (10.77%) Cybersecurity
25 102 (10.77%) BGP
26 99 (10.45%) Ethernet

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 35 (3.70%) MS Exchange
2 34 (3.59%) SharePoint
3 9 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2013
3 9 (0.95%) Skype for Business
4 8 (0.84%) Apache Spark
4 8 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (0.53%) Confluence
5 5 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (0.42%) CMS
6 4 (0.42%) Headless CMS
6 4 (0.42%) nginx
7 3 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.21%) Apache
8 2 (0.21%) Apache Airflow
8 2 (0.21%) WordPress
Applications
1 39 (4.12%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (2.22%) SOLIDWORKS
3 17 (1.80%) MS Visio
4 15 (1.58%) Microsoft Excel
5 7 (0.74%) AutoCAD
6 4 (0.42%) Figma
6 4 (0.42%) Sketch
7 3 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 1 (0.11%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 5 (0.53%) SAP Business One
2 4 (0.42%) SAP Hybris
2 4 (0.42%) Shopify
3 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 123 (12.99%) Microsoft 365
2 120 (12.67%) Azure
3 52 (5.49%) AWS
4 22 (2.32%) Azure Active Directory
5 15 (1.58%) AWS IoT
6 12 (1.27%) Google Workspace
7 10 (1.06%) OneDrive
8 9 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (0.95%) Slack
9 8 (0.84%) GCP
10 6 (0.63%) Route 53
11 5 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
12 4 (0.42%) Amazon Alexa
12 4 (0.42%) IaaS
12 4 (0.42%) Power Platform
13 3 (0.32%) PowerApps
13 3 (0.32%) SaaS
14 2 (0.21%) Dropbox
14 2 (0.21%) Power Automate
14 2 (0.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 298 (31.47%) Firewall
2 221 (23.34%) WAN
3 207 (21.86%) LAN
4 203 (21.44%) Wi-Fi
5 155 (16.37%) TCP/IP
6 134 (14.15%) DNS
7 127 (13.41%) VPN
8 108 (11.40%) Network Security
9 105 (11.09%) DHCP
10 102 (10.77%) BGP
11 99 (10.45%) Ethernet
12 94 (9.93%) Internet
13 91 (9.61%) Cisco ASA
13 91 (9.61%) MPLS
13 91 (9.61%) OSPF
14 90 (9.50%) VLAN
15 66 (6.97%) VoIP
16 61 (6.44%) SD-WAN
17 59 (6.23%) Cisco Nexus
18 56 (5.91%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (1.37%) SQL Server
2 12 (1.27%) Amazon RDS
3 8 (0.84%) Big Data
3 8 (0.84%) Hadoop
4 7 (0.74%) Apache Hive
4 7 (0.74%) Data Lake
4 7 (0.74%) HBase
5 6 (0.63%) GIS
6 5 (0.53%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (0.21%) BigQuery
8 1 (0.11%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.11%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.11%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.11%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.11%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 24 (2.53%) Git (software)
2 16 (1.69%) Sonatype Nexus
3 7 (0.74%) JIRA
4 5 (0.53%) Metasploit
5 4 (0.42%) Burp Suite
5 4 (0.42%) ESLint
5 4 (0.42%) gulp
5 4 (0.42%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.32%) GitLab
6 3 (0.32%) Rational Rhapsody
7 2 (0.21%) sqlmap
7 2 (0.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.11%) GCC
8 1 (0.11%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 141 (14.89%) Telecoms
2 76 (8.03%) Finance
3 37 (3.91%) Manufacturing
4 31 (3.27%) Electronics
5 27 (2.85%) Public Sector
6 21 (2.22%) Retail
7 16 (1.69%) Banking
8 15 (1.58%) Marketing
9 9 (0.95%) Legal
10 7 (0.74%) Back Office
10 7 (0.74%) Law
11 6 (0.63%) Publishing
12 5 (0.53%) Games
13 4 (0.42%) Automotive
14 3 (0.32%) Multimedia
15 2 (0.21%) Advertising
15 2 (0.21%) Mandarin Language
15 2 (0.21%) Military
16 1 (0.11%) Aerospace
16 1 (0.11%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 213 (22.49%) Network Engineer
2 103 (10.88%) Trainee
3 67 (7.07%) Design Engineer
4 62 (6.55%) Administrator
5 60 (6.34%) Wireless Engineer
6 59 (6.23%) Senior Network Engineer
6 59 (6.23%) Systems Engineer
7 57 (6.02%) Ethical Hacker
8 52 (5.49%) IT Administrator
9 50 (5.28%) Network Administrator
9 50 (5.28%) Support Engineer
10 48 (5.07%) DSP Engineer
11 47 (4.96%) Senior DSP Engineer
12 45 (4.75%) Trainee Administrator
12 45 (4.75%) Trainee Network Administrator
13 44 (4.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 42 (4.44%) Software Engineer
15 41 (4.33%) PCB Design Engineer
15 41 (4.33%) PCB Engineer
16 38 (4.01%) Embedded Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (8.13%) 802.1X
2 45 (4.75%) HTML
3 36 (3.80%) CSS
3 36 (3.80%) XMPP
4 30 (3.17%) RESTful
5 19 (2.01%) React
6 16 (1.69%) AngularJS
7 11 (1.16%) Yocto
8 9 (0.95%) JSON
8 9 (0.95%) JSP
8 9 (0.95%) REST
9 8 (0.84%) .NET
10 7 (0.74%) HTML5
11 6 (0.63%) POSIX
12 4 (0.42%) Express
12 4 (0.42%) FIX Protocol
12 4 (0.42%) Node.js
12 4 (0.42%) Sass
12 4 (0.42%) Vue.js
13 3 (0.32%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 103 (10.88%) Data Centre
2 68 (7.18%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 41 (4.33%) Algorithms
4 36 (3.80%) Embedded Systems
4 36 (3.80%) Self-Motivation
5 29 (3.06%) Management Information System
6 24 (2.53%) Analytical Skills
7 22 (2.32%) Driving Licence
8 21 (2.22%) ASTM
9 18 (1.90%) Internet of Things
10 17 (1.80%) Device Driver
11 15 (1.58%) VHDL
12 12 (1.27%) Smart Home
13 11 (1.16%) Home Automation
14 10 (1.06%) Clustering
14 10 (1.06%) Private Cloud
14 10 (1.06%) Verilog
15 8 (0.84%) CCTV
15 8 (0.84%) iPad
15 8 (0.84%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 165 (17.42%) Windows
2 160 (16.90%) Linux
3 107 (11.30%) Windows Server
4 56 (5.91%) Windows 10
5 45 (4.75%) Windows Server 2016
6 40 (4.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 36 (3.80%) Windows Server 2019
8 21 (2.22%) Windows 7
9 18 (1.90%) Windows Server 2008
10 15 (1.58%) Android
10 15 (1.58%) Embedded Linux
11 13 (1.37%) Apple iOS
12 9 (0.95%) Mac OS
13 7 (0.74%) Mac OS X
14 5 (0.53%) Unix
15 4 (0.42%) FreeRTOS
16 3 (0.32%) CentOS
17 2 (0.21%) MVS
17 2 (0.21%) Ubuntu
17 2 (0.21%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (19.22%) Problem-Solving
2 102 (10.77%) Cybersecurity
3 91 (9.61%) ITIL
4 88 (9.29%) Computer Science
5 80 (8.45%) Software Engineering
6 77 (8.13%) Penetration Testing
7 65 (6.86%) Network Design
8 62 (6.55%) Ethical Hacking
9 60 (6.34%) Data Security
10 58 (6.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 58 (6.12%) Presales
11 55 (5.81%) Validation
12 53 (5.60%) Network Management
13 46 (4.86%) Project Management
13 46 (4.86%) Software Testing
14 45 (4.75%) Signal Processing
15 44 (4.65%) Test Automation
16 42 (4.44%) Continuous Integration
17 38 (4.01%) Integration Testing
18 36 (3.80%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 127 (13.41%) C++
2 124 (13.09%) C
3 113 (11.93%) Python
4 40 (4.22%) SQL
5 33 (3.48%) PowerShell
6 30 (3.17%) MATLAB
7 27 (2.85%) JavaScript
8 21 (2.22%) Embedded C++
9 19 (2.01%) Embedded C
9 19 (2.01%) Java
10 16 (1.69%) Bash Shell
10 16 (1.69%) TypeScript
11 14 (1.48%) C#
12 13 (1.37%) PHP
13 6 (0.63%) VBScript
14 5 (0.53%) Perl
14 5 (0.53%) R
15 3 (0.32%) Go
16 2 (0.21%) Lisp
16 2 (0.21%) VB
Qualifications
1 222 (23.44%) Cisco Certification
2 137 (14.47%) CCNP
3 120 (12.67%) CCNA
4 103 (10.88%) Network+ Certification
5 85 (8.98%) Degree
6 59 (6.23%) CompTIA Security+
7 58 (6.12%) A+ Certification
8 50 (5.28%) PhD
9 45 (4.75%) Linux+ Certification
9 45 (4.75%) Security Cleared
10 37 (3.91%) CCIE
10 37 (3.91%) SC Cleared
11 18 (1.90%) DBS Check
12 15 (1.58%) HND
13 14 (1.48%) HNC
14 13 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
15 12 (1.27%) CISSP
16 11 (1.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 9 (0.95%) GIAC
17 9 (0.95%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (2.96%) SLA
2 15 (1.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (1.48%) QA
4 13 (1.37%) PCI DSS
5 8 (0.84%) GDPR
5 8 (0.84%) NIST
6 6 (0.63%) Cyber Essentials
7 5 (0.53%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 4 (0.42%) MISRA
9 3 (0.32%) PMO
10 2 (0.21%) COBIT
10 2 (0.21%) Def Stans
10 2 (0.21%) NCSC
11 1 (0.11%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 145 (15.31%) Active Directory
2 79 (8.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 72 (7.60%) Firmware
4 69 (7.29%) Hyper-V
5 21 (2.22%) Docker
6 15 (1.58%) vSphere
7 12 (1.27%) XenApp
8 8 (0.84%) RHEV
9 7 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (0.74%) XenDesktop
10 5 (0.53%) VMware NSX
11 4 (0.42%) Virtual Desktop
12 3 (0.32%) KVM
12 3 (0.32%) NFS
12 3 (0.32%) Terminal Server
12 3 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.21%) ISA Server
13 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (0.21%) ProxySG
13 2 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 35 (3.70%) Graylog
1 35 (3.70%) Kibana
2 28 (2.96%) Ansible
3 26 (2.75%) FortiGate
4 24 (2.53%) SCCM
5 21 (2.22%) Microsoft Intune
6 14 (1.48%) Nagios
7 13 (1.37%) Cisco Prime
8 9 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
8 9 (0.95%) Puppet
9 8 (0.84%) SmoothWall
10 7 (0.74%) Cisco CUCM
10 7 (0.74%) Terraform
11 6 (0.63%) PaperCut
12 5 (0.53%) Grafana
12 5 (0.53%) ITRS Geneos
12 5 (0.53%) Jamf Pro
12 5 (0.53%) Nessus
12 5 (0.53%) ServiceCenter
12 5 (0.53%) WSUS
Vendors
1 336 (35.48%) Cisco
2 202 (21.33%) Microsoft
3 92 (9.71%) VMware
4 82 (8.66%) Palo Alto
5 69 (7.29%) Meraki
6 64 (6.76%) CheckPoint
7 58 (6.12%) Juniper
8 47 (4.96%) HP
9 43 (4.54%) Aruba
9 43 (4.54%) F5
10 41 (4.33%) Fortinet
11 34 (3.59%) SolarWinds
12 23 (2.43%) Citrix
12 23 (2.43%) Ruckus Wireless
13 21 (2.22%) ANSYS
13 21 (2.22%) Avaya
13 21 (2.22%) Veeam
14 20 (2.11%) Mitel
14 20 (2.11%) Riverbed
15 19 (2.01%) Apple