Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wireless
England > North West
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 226 215 198
Rank change year-on-year -11 -17 +76
Permanent jobs citing Wireless 143 155 185
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.07% 1.25% 1.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.27% 7.94% 9.80%
Number of salaries quoted 123 132 117
North West median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -11.76% +8.97%
10th Percentile £30,850 £25,500 £21,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £46,500 £70,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 North West with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1968 1951 1887
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 14.76% 15.68% 14.58%
Number of salaries quoted 1575 1605 1491
North West median annual salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £22,000 £21,250 £20,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £56,250 £60,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Wireless
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Wireless as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Wireless in the North West

Wireless
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Wireless in the North West.

Salary trend for Wireless in the North West

Wireless
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Wireless in the North West over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Wireless in the North West

Wireless
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Wireless within the North West region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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
Cheshire +8 70 £45,000 +50.00% 6
Manchester -53 55 £46,250 +15.63% 4
Merseyside +14 9 £37,500 -
Lancashire -3 6 £35,000 +8.27% 1
Wireless
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT jobs citing Wireless also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Wireless.

1 94 (65.73%) Cisco
2 83 (58.04%) Cisco Certification
2 83 (58.04%) Firewall
3 82 (57.34%) WAN
4 65 (45.45%) LAN
5 64 (44.76%) VPN
6 62 (43.36%) CCNP
7 53 (37.06%) BGP
8 48 (33.57%) EIGRP
8 48 (33.57%) Load Balancing
9 47 (32.87%) DNS
10 46 (32.17%) DHCP
11 45 (31.47%) SSL
12 43 (30.07%) OSPF
12 43 (30.07%) IPsec
12 43 (30.07%) F5
12 43 (30.07%) Data Centre
13 42 (29.37%) MPLS
14 40 (27.97%) Cisco ASA
15 39 (27.27%) Cisco IOS
16 38 (26.57%) Network Security
17 36 (25.17%) Degree
18 34 (23.78%) IP Telephony
19 33 (23.08%) CCNA
20 30 (20.98%) Ethernet
21 29 (20.28%) Finance
22 28 (19.58%) ITIL
23 26 (18.18%) Cisco Nexus
24 25 (17.48%) Microsoft
25 24 (16.78%) Windows

Wireless
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 2 (1.40%) IIS
1 2 (1.40%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.70%) Apache
2 1 (0.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (0.70%) Liferay
2 1 (0.70%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.70%) Skype for Business
2 1 (0.70%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.70%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (2.80%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.70%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.70%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 12 (8.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (3.50%) Office 365
3 4 (2.80%) SaaS
4 1 (0.70%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 83 (58.04%) Firewall
2 82 (57.34%) WAN
3 65 (45.45%) LAN
4 64 (44.76%) VPN
5 53 (37.06%) BGP
6 48 (33.57%) EIGRP
7 47 (32.87%) DNS
8 46 (32.17%) DHCP
9 45 (31.47%) SSL
10 43 (30.07%) IPsec
10 43 (30.07%) OSPF
11 42 (29.37%) MPLS
12 40 (27.97%) Cisco ASA
13 39 (27.27%) Cisco IOS
14 38 (26.57%) Network Security
15 34 (23.78%) IP Telephony
16 30 (20.98%) Ethernet
17 26 (18.18%) Cisco Nexus
18 24 (16.78%) Wireshark
19 22 (15.38%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.90%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.40%) MySQL
3 1 (0.70%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (4.20%) Visual Studio
General
1 29 (20.28%) Finance
2 12 (8.39%) Telecoms
3 11 (7.69%) Financial Institution
4 8 (5.59%) Manufacturing
5 5 (3.50%) Retail
6 3 (2.10%) Banking
7 2 (1.40%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.70%) Law
8 1 (0.70%) Marketing
8 1 (0.70%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.70%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 65 (45.45%) Network Engineer
2 27 (18.88%) Cisco Engineer
3 26 (18.18%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 11 (7.69%) Analyst
4 11 (7.69%) IT Engineer
4 11 (7.69%) Security Engineer
5 10 (6.99%) IT Support
5 10 (6.99%) Operations Engineer
6 9 (6.29%) Lead Network Engineer
6 9 (6.29%) Senior Network Engineer
7 7 (4.90%) Architect
7 7 (4.90%) C# Developer
7 7 (4.90%) Cisco Architect
7 7 (4.90%) Developer
8 6 (4.20%) .NET Developer
8 6 (4.20%) C# .NET Developer
8 6 (4.20%) IT Security Engineer
8 6 (4.20%) Service Operations Engineer
9 5 (3.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 5 (3.50%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.99%) CSS
2 7 (4.90%) .NET
3 6 (4.20%) RESTful
3 6 (4.20%) SOAP
3 6 (4.20%) Web Services
3 6 (4.20%) XML
4 3 (2.10%) 802.1X
5 2 (1.40%) HTML
6 1 (0.70%) ADO.NET
6 1 (0.70%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.70%) LAMP
6 1 (0.70%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 43 (30.07%) Data Centre
2 13 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (6.99%) Video Conferencing
4 9 (6.29%) Management Information System
4 9 (6.29%) Mobile Computing
5 6 (4.20%) iPad
5 6 (4.20%) N-Tier
6 5 (3.50%) Life Science
7 4 (2.80%) CCTV
7 4 (2.80%) Driving Licence
8 3 (2.10%) Chip and PIN
8 3 (2.10%) Contactless
9 2 (1.40%) Clustering
9 2 (1.40%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 1 (0.70%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.70%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.70%) Replication
10 1 (0.70%) Smart Energy
10 1 (0.70%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 24 (16.78%) Windows
2 12 (8.39%) Windows Server 2008
2 12 (8.39%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (6.99%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (4.90%) Windows 7
5 6 (4.20%) Windows 10
6 5 (3.50%) Unix
6 5 (3.50%) Windows Server
7 4 (2.80%) Android
7 4 (2.80%) Windows 8
8 3 (2.10%) VMS
9 2 (1.40%) Linux
10 1 (0.70%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.70%) CentOS
10 1 (0.70%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (33.57%) Load Balancing
2 28 (19.58%) ITIL
3 19 (13.29%) Kalman Filter
4 15 (10.49%) Service Management
5 14 (9.79%) Network Management
6 12 (8.39%) Network Monitoring
7 11 (7.69%) Mentoring
7 11 (7.69%) Presales
8 10 (6.99%) ITIL V3
8 10 (6.99%) ITSM
8 10 (6.99%) Project Management
9 9 (6.29%) CRM
10 8 (5.59%) Asset Management
10 8 (5.59%) Root Cause Analysis
11 7 (4.90%) Coaching
11 7 (4.90%) Cybersecurity
11 7 (4.90%) High Availability
11 7 (4.90%) Project Planning
12 6 (4.20%) Network Design
12 6 (4.20%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 11 (7.69%) Python
2 8 (5.59%) C#
2 8 (5.59%) JavaScript
2 8 (5.59%) SQL
3 2 (1.40%) C
3 2 (1.40%) Embedded C
3 2 (1.40%) R
4 1 (0.70%) C++
4 1 (0.70%) Embedded C++
4 1 (0.70%) PHP
Qualifications
1 83 (58.04%) Cisco Certification
2 62 (43.36%) CCNP
3 36 (25.17%) Degree
4 33 (23.08%) CCNA
5 16 (11.19%) CCIE
6 7 (4.90%) CCIE Routing and Switching
7 5 (3.50%) JNCIP
8 4 (2.80%) CCDP
9 2 (1.40%) CCSA
9 2 (1.40%) CREST Certified
9 2 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.40%) MCSE
9 2 (1.40%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (1.40%) OSCP
9 2 (1.40%) SC Cleared
9 2 (1.40%) Security Cleared
10 1 (0.70%) OSCE
10 1 (0.70%) RHCSA
10 1 (0.70%) SANS
10 1 (0.70%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (13.29%) PMO
2 6 (4.20%) GDPR
3 3 (2.10%) SLA
4 1 (0.70%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (5.59%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.80%) ProxySG
3 3 (2.10%) Firmware
4 2 (1.40%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.40%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.70%) Xen
Systems Management
1 8 (5.59%) Cisco Prime
2 6 (4.20%) Cacti
3 4 (2.80%) FortiGate
4 2 (1.40%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.70%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.70%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.70%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.70%) SCOM
5 1 (0.70%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 94 (65.73%) Cisco
2 43 (30.07%) F5
3 25 (17.48%) Microsoft
4 21 (14.69%) Riverbed
5 15 (10.49%) Juniper
6 14 (9.79%) CheckPoint
7 12 (8.39%) SolarWinds
8 11 (7.69%) HP
9 10 (6.99%) IronPort
9 10 (6.99%) Polycom
9 10 (6.99%) Siemens
10 7 (4.90%) 3Com
10 7 (4.90%) Blue Coat
11 6 (4.20%) Meraki
11 6 (4.20%) Splunk
12 4 (2.80%) VMware
13 3 (2.10%) Citrix
13 3 (2.10%) Dell
13 3 (2.10%) Infoblox
13 3 (2.10%) Ruckus Wireless