Period
to 25 September 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 25 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wireless
England > Midlands
6 months to
25 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 190 137 121
Rank change year-on-year -53 -16 +84
Permanent jobs citing Wireless 134 65 302
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 1.30% 1.68% 2.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.04% 9.75% 13.59%
Number of salaries quoted 110 47 149
10th Percentile £24,000 £28,100 £22,900
25th Percentile £30,000 £29,344 £34,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £38,750 £44,000 £41,500
Median % change year-on-year -11.93% +6.02% -7.78%
75th Percentile £48,750 £52,500 £53,750
90th Percentile £57,500 £60,000 £57,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +17.65% -10.53%

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 the Midlands with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1,482 667 2,222
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 14.37% 17.28% 19.20%
Number of salaries quoted 1,188 514 1,648
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,925 £24,750
25th Percentile £32,500 £34,625 £29,825
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £43,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year -2.30% +2.35% +6.25%
75th Percentile £53,750 £53,750 £53,750
90th Percentile £67,875 £63,750 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +14.13% -3.16%

Wireless
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing Wireless as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Wireless in the Midlands

Wireless
Salary Trend in the Midlands

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Wireless in the Midlands.

Salary trend for Wireless in the Midlands

Wireless
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing Wireless in the Midlands over the 6 months to 25 September 2021.

Salary histogram for Wireless in the Midlands

Wireless
Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Wireless within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 25 September 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
West Midlands -73 74 £42,500 -3.41% 27
East Midlands -32 60 £37,500 -11.76% 26
Wireless
England

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Wireless.

1 65 (48.51%) Cisco
2 56 (41.79%) Windows
2 56 (41.79%) Firewall
2 56 (41.79%) VMware
3 53 (39.55%) Active Directory
4 48 (35.82%) Windows Server
5 47 (35.07%) Microsoft
6 43 (32.09%) VMware Infrastructure
7 37 (27.61%) Cisco Certification
8 35 (26.12%) LAN
9 32 (23.88%) Microsoft 365
10 30 (22.39%) Azure
11 24 (17.91%) WAN
11 24 (17.91%) Microsoft Office
12 23 (17.16%) DHCP
12 23 (17.16%) DNS
12 23 (17.16%) Hyper-V
12 23 (17.16%) Degree
13 22 (16.42%) VLAN
13 22 (16.42%) CCNP
14 21 (15.67%) Problem-Solving
15 20 (14.93%) Data Centre
15 20 (14.93%) Windows 10
15 20 (14.93%) Social Skills
15 20 (14.93%) CCNA
15 20 (14.93%) VPN
15 20 (14.93%) Wi-Fi
16 18 (13.43%) Telecoms
16 18 (13.43%) TCP/IP
17 17 (12.69%) ITIL

Wireless
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 16 (11.94%) SharePoint
2 11 (8.21%) MS Exchange
3 6 (4.48%) Skype for Business
4 4 (2.99%) IIS
5 2 (1.49%) Apache
Applications
1 24 (17.91%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (6.72%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (4.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (4.48%) Siemens NX
3 6 (4.48%) Solid Edge
Business Applications
1 6 (4.48%) Teamcenter
2 3 (2.24%) Sage 200
3 2 (1.49%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.75%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.75%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.75%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 32 (23.88%) Microsoft 365
2 30 (22.39%) Azure
3 12 (8.96%) AWS
4 11 (8.21%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.49%) Azure Sentinel
5 2 (1.49%) SaaS
5 2 (1.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.75%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 56 (41.79%) Firewall
2 35 (26.12%) LAN
3 24 (17.91%) WAN
4 23 (17.16%) DHCP
4 23 (17.16%) DNS
5 22 (16.42%) VLAN
6 20 (14.93%) VPN
6 20 (14.93%) Wi-Fi
7 18 (13.43%) TCP/IP
8 14 (10.45%) SAN
9 13 (9.70%) Cisco ASA
10 12 (8.96%) Cisco Wireless
11 10 (7.46%) Cisco ISE
11 10 (7.46%) Cisco Nexus
11 10 (7.46%) VoIP
12 9 (6.72%) Spanning Tree
13 8 (5.97%) BGP
13 8 (5.97%) BIG-IP
13 8 (5.97%) MPLS
13 8 (5.97%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.22%) Amazon RDS
1 7 (5.22%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.49%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (4.48%) JIRA
1 6 (4.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 5 (3.73%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (1.49%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 20 (14.93%) Social Skills
2 18 (13.43%) Telecoms
3 16 (11.94%) Manufacturing
4 7 (5.22%) Public Sector
5 4 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.99%) Automotive
6 3 (2.24%) Retail
7 2 (1.49%) Games
8 1 (0.75%) Documentation Skills
8 1 (0.75%) Finance
8 1 (0.75%) Marketing
8 1 (0.75%) Military
8 1 (0.75%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 29 (21.64%) Network Engineer
2 21 (15.67%) IT Engineer
3 15 (11.19%) Analyst
3 15 (11.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 12 (8.96%) IT Support
5 11 (8.21%) Hardware Engineer
5 11 (8.21%) Senior Hardware Engineer
6 9 (6.72%) Consultant
7 8 (5.97%) Architect
8 7 (5.22%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 7 (5.22%) Support Engineer
9 6 (4.48%) Network Analyst
9 6 (4.48%) Support Analyst
9 6 (4.48%) Team Leader
10 5 (3.73%) Cisco Engineer
10 5 (3.73%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 5 (3.73%) Operations Analyst
10 5 (3.73%) RF Engineer
10 5 (3.73%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (3.73%) Senior RF Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.48%) 802.1X
2 4 (2.99%) EDI
3 2 (1.49%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (14.93%) Data Centre
2 15 (11.19%) Self-Motivation
3 7 (5.22%) CCTV
4 6 (4.48%) Embedded Systems
4 6 (4.48%) Management Information System
4 6 (4.48%) Video Conferencing
5 5 (3.73%) Public Cloud
6 4 (2.99%) Fibre Optics
6 4 (2.99%) HP Storage
6 4 (2.99%) Renewable Energy
6 4 (2.99%) Replication
6 4 (2.99%) User Experience
7 2 (1.49%) BYOD
7 2 (1.49%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.75%) AS400
8 1 (0.75%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.75%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.75%) FMCG
8 1 (0.75%) iPad
8 1 (0.75%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 56 (41.79%) Windows
2 48 (35.82%) Windows Server
3 20 (14.93%) Windows 10
4 14 (10.45%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (10.45%) Windows Server 2019
5 11 (8.21%) Windows 7
6 9 (6.72%) Windows Server 2016
7 6 (4.48%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (3.73%) Linux
9 2 (1.49%) Android
10 1 (0.75%) CentOS
10 1 (0.75%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.75%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (15.67%) Problem-Solving
2 17 (12.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 17 (12.69%) ITIL
3 13 (9.70%) Presales
3 13 (9.70%) Service Delivery
4 11 (8.21%) Disaster Recovery
5 10 (7.46%) Cybersecurity
5 10 (7.46%) Network Management
5 10 (7.46%) Network Monitoring
5 10 (7.46%) Validation
6 9 (6.72%) Computer Science
6 9 (6.72%) Continuous Improvement
6 9 (6.72%) Mentoring
6 9 (6.72%) Project Delivery
7 8 (5.97%) Load Balancing
8 7 (5.22%) Capacity Management
8 7 (5.22%) Patch Management
8 7 (5.22%) Proactive Maintenance
8 7 (5.22%) Security Patching
8 7 (5.22%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.48%) SQL
2 3 (2.24%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.75%) Python
Qualifications
1 37 (27.61%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (17.16%) Degree
3 22 (16.42%) CCNP
4 20 (14.93%) CCNA
5 9 (6.72%) Master's Degree
5 9 (6.72%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (5.97%) Security Cleared
7 6 (4.48%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (4.48%) MCSA
7 6 (4.48%) SC Cleared
7 6 (4.48%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 6 (4.48%) Six Sigma Green Belt
8 4 (2.99%) CCDP
8 4 (2.99%) DBS Check
9 3 (2.24%) JNCIS
9 3 (2.24%) MCP
9 3 (2.24%) MCSE
10 2 (1.49%) CCIE
10 2 (1.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (1.49%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.96%) SLA
2 1 (0.75%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (0.75%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 1 (0.75%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.75%) PMO
System Software
1 53 (39.55%) Active Directory
2 43 (32.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (17.16%) Hyper-V
4 8 (5.97%) Virtual Servers
5 5 (3.73%) Firmware
6 4 (2.99%) VMware Workstation
7 3 (2.24%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (1.49%) VMware NSX
8 2 (1.49%) vSphere
9 1 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.75%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (7.46%) Microsoft Intune
2 7 (5.22%) FortiGate
2 7 (5.22%) SCCM
3 6 (4.48%) Cisco CUCM
3 6 (4.48%) Cisco UCCX
4 5 (3.73%) Cisco CME
5 4 (2.99%) WSUS
6 3 (2.24%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (1.49%) Ansible
7 2 (1.49%) HAProxy
7 2 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 1 (0.75%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.75%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 65 (48.51%) Cisco
2 56 (41.79%) VMware
3 47 (35.07%) Microsoft
4 14 (10.45%) F5
5 12 (8.96%) Citrix
6 11 (8.21%) Aruba
6 11 (8.21%) Juniper
6 11 (8.21%) SAP
7 10 (7.46%) CheckPoint
8 8 (5.97%) ConnectWise
9 6 (4.48%) Apple
9 6 (4.48%) Fortinet
9 6 (4.48%) Meraki
9 6 (4.48%) NetApp
9 6 (4.48%) Siemens
9 6 (4.48%) Sophos
9 6 (4.48%) Veeam
10 4 (2.99%) HP
10 4 (2.99%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (2.24%) Sage