Period
to 6 April 2020

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 6 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wireless
England > North West
6 months to
6 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 170 186 277
Rank change year-on-year +16 +91 -12
Permanent jobs citing Wireless 126 154 102
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 1.56% 1.51% 0.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.15% 8.20% 6.15%
Number of salaries quoted 127 159 82
Median annual salary £37,500 £48,750 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -23.08% +2.63% +26.67%
10th Percentile £25,500 £29,750 £35,075
90th Percentile £61,250 £72,500 £76,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - -5.00% +13.64%

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 1,130 1,878 1,659
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 14.01% 18.39% 12.74%
Number of salaries quoted 871 1,347 1,299
Median annual salary £40,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +12.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £24,250 £22,750 £22,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £67,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year - +2.15% +3.33%

Wireless
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Wireless as a proportion 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

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

Salary trend for Wireless in the North West

Wireless
Salary Histogram in the North West

Salary distribution for jobs citing Wireless in the North West over the 6 months to 6 April 2020.

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 6 April 2020. 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
Manchester +34 81 £50,000 -9.09% 14
Cheshire +16 23 £37,500 -21.05% 6
Merseyside +7 14 £24,000 -38.12% 1
Lancashire +13 6 £32,500 +3.17% 3
Cumbria - 2 £29,000 - 4
Wireless
England

For the 6 months to 6 April 2020, 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 North West region with a requirement for Wireless.

1 55 (43.65%) Windows
2 53 (42.06%) Cisco
3 50 (39.68%) Microsoft
4 41 (32.54%) Firewall
5 37 (29.37%) Cisco Certification
6 36 (28.57%) Wi-Fi
7 29 (23.02%) C
7 29 (23.02%) Degree
7 29 (23.02%) Computer Science
8 28 (22.22%) Software Engineering
9 27 (21.43%) Network Security
9 27 (21.43%) Embedded C
9 27 (21.43%) TCP/IP
10 24 (19.05%) Bluetooth
10 24 (19.05%) CCNA
11 23 (18.25%) CCNP
11 23 (18.25%) Firmware
12 22 (17.46%) VPN
12 22 (17.46%) C++
12 22 (17.46%) Microsoft Excel
13 21 (16.67%) .NET
13 21 (16.67%) MQTT
14 20 (15.87%) Internet of Things
14 20 (15.87%) LAN
15 18 (14.29%) Service Management
15 18 (14.29%) WAN
15 18 (14.29%) Active Directory
16 17 (13.49%) C#
16 17 (13.49%) Project Management
16 17 (13.49%) Internet

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 5 (3.97%) Skype for Business
2 4 (3.17%) SAS
3 3 (2.38%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.59%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.79%) Apache
5 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.79%) SharePoint
Applications
1 22 (17.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (12.70%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (10.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (6.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (3.17%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.79%) C-CURE
Cloud Services
1 17 (13.49%) GitHub
2 9 (7.14%) Office 365
3 8 (6.35%) Azure
4 5 (3.97%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (2.38%) AWS
6 2 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.79%) AWS IoT
7 1 (0.79%) G Suite
7 1 (0.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (32.54%) Firewall
2 36 (28.57%) Wi-Fi
3 27 (21.43%) Network Security
3 27 (21.43%) TCP/IP
4 24 (19.05%) Bluetooth
5 22 (17.46%) VPN
6 21 (16.67%) MQTT
7 20 (15.87%) LAN
8 18 (14.29%) WAN
9 17 (13.49%) Internet
10 16 (12.70%) LTE
11 14 (11.11%) Cisco Wireless
12 12 (9.52%) Cisco ASA
13 8 (6.35%) Cisco Nexus
13 8 (6.35%) DHCP
13 8 (6.35%) DNS
14 7 (5.56%) Cisco Firepower
14 7 (5.56%) SAN
14 7 (5.56%) VoIP
15 6 (4.76%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.94%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.17%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.79%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 16 (12.70%) Eclipse
1 16 (12.70%) GCC
2 5 (3.97%) Subversion
3 4 (3.17%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.79%) Android Studio
4 1 (0.79%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.79%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.79%) GitLab
4 1 (0.79%) JIRA
4 1 (0.79%) Selenium
General
1 7 (5.56%) Telecoms
2 5 (3.97%) Billing
2 5 (3.97%) Law
2 5 (3.97%) Legal
3 4 (3.17%) Manufacturing
3 4 (3.17%) Retail
4 3 (2.38%) Electronics
4 3 (2.38%) Public Sector
5 2 (1.59%) Fire and Rescue
6 1 (0.79%) Finance
6 1 (0.79%) Games
Job Titles
1 27 (21.43%) Network Engineer
2 20 (15.87%) Developer
3 19 (15.08%) Support Engineer
4 18 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
5 16 (12.70%) IT Engineer
6 15 (11.90%) Analyst
7 14 (11.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 14 (11.11%) Security Engineer
8 12 (9.52%) Firmware Developer
9 11 (8.73%) 3rd Line Support
10 10 (7.94%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 10 (7.94%) Cisco Security Engineer
11 9 (7.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 9 (7.14%) Cisco Support
11 9 (7.14%) Cisco Support Engineer
11 9 (7.14%) Security Support Engineer
11 9 (7.14%) Software Engineer
11 9 (7.14%) Support Analyst
12 8 (6.35%) Help Desk Analyst
12 8 (6.35%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (16.67%) .NET
2 4 (3.17%) 802.1X
3 3 (2.38%) Middleware
3 3 (2.38%) Web Services
4 2 (1.59%) Laravel
5 1 (0.79%) Ajax
5 1 (0.79%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.79%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.79%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.79%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.79%) Ember.js
5 1 (0.79%) Flutter
5 1 (0.79%) HTML
5 1 (0.79%) LAMP
5 1 (0.79%) React
5 1 (0.79%) React Native
5 1 (0.79%) RESTful
5 1 (0.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (0.79%) Vue.js
5 1 (0.79%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (15.87%) Internet of Things
2 15 (11.90%) Data Centre
3 9 (7.14%) Management Information System
4 8 (6.35%) Blackberry
4 8 (6.35%) Smartphone
5 5 (3.97%) CAN bus
5 5 (3.97%) Clustering
6 4 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (3.17%) Embedded Systems
7 3 (2.38%) Device Driver
7 3 (2.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 3 (2.38%) Life Science
7 3 (2.38%) NHS
7 3 (2.38%) Smart Meter
7 3 (2.38%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.59%) CCTV
8 2 (1.59%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.59%) Thin Client
8 2 (1.59%) User Experience
9 1 (0.79%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 55 (43.65%) Windows
2 16 (12.70%) Windows Server
3 13 (10.32%) Linux
4 12 (9.52%) Windows 10
4 12 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (5.56%) Mac OS
6 4 (3.17%) Apple iOS
7 3 (2.38%) Unix
7 3 (2.38%) Windows 7
7 3 (2.38%) Windows Server 2016
8 2 (1.59%) Android
9 1 (0.79%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (23.02%) Computer Science
2 28 (22.22%) Software Engineering
3 18 (14.29%) Service Management
4 17 (13.49%) Project Management
5 16 (12.70%) Regression Testing
5 16 (12.70%) Software Testing
5 16 (12.70%) Use Case
5 16 (12.70%) Validation
6 11 (8.73%) ITIL
6 11 (8.73%) Network Management
7 9 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
8 8 (6.35%) ITIL V3
8 8 (6.35%) Root Cause Analysis
9 6 (4.76%) DevOps
9 6 (4.76%) Problem Management
10 5 (3.97%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (3.97%) DNA
10 5 (3.97%) Network Design
10 5 (3.97%) Project Delivery
10 5 (3.97%) Telematics
Programming Languages
1 29 (23.02%) C
2 27 (21.43%) Embedded C
3 22 (17.46%) C++
4 17 (13.49%) C#
5 8 (6.35%) SQL
6 6 (4.76%) PowerShell
7 5 (3.97%) ANSI C
8 4 (3.17%) Embedded C++
8 4 (3.17%) Python
9 3 (2.38%) JavaScript
9 3 (2.38%) PHP
10 1 (0.79%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.79%) ES6
10 1 (0.79%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 37 (29.37%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (23.02%) Degree
3 24 (19.05%) CCNA
4 23 (18.25%) CCNP
5 9 (7.14%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (5.56%) Network+ Certification
7 5 (3.97%) MCSE
7 5 (3.97%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (3.17%) A+ Certification
8 4 (3.17%) HND
9 3 (2.38%) CCIE
9 3 (2.38%) HNC
10 2 (1.59%) CCDP
10 2 (1.59%) JNCIA
11 1 (0.79%) CEH
11 1 (0.79%) MBCS
11 1 (0.79%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.79%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.97%) SLA
2 2 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.59%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.79%) MISRA
3 1 (0.79%) NCSC
3 1 (0.79%) PMO
3 1 (0.79%) QA
System Software
1 23 (18.25%) Firmware
2 18 (14.29%) Active Directory
3 11 (8.73%) Hyper-V
4 4 (3.17%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.59%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (3.17%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (2.38%) Ansible
2 3 (2.38%) Jamf Pro
2 3 (2.38%) SCCM
3 2 (1.59%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (1.59%) FortiGate
3 2 (1.59%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.59%) SolarWinds Orion
3 2 (1.59%) Stealthwatch
4 1 (0.79%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.79%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.79%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.79%) Terraform
4 1 (0.79%) WSUS
Vendors
1 53 (42.06%) Cisco
2 50 (39.68%) Microsoft
3 15 (11.90%) VMware
4 12 (9.52%) HP
4 12 (9.52%) Meraki
5 9 (7.14%) Dell
5 9 (7.14%) Palo Alto
6 8 (6.35%) AirMagnet
6 8 (6.35%) Ekahau
6 8 (6.35%) F5
6 8 (6.35%) iManage
6 8 (6.35%) ServiceNow
7 7 (5.56%) Polycom
8 5 (3.97%) Veeam
9 4 (3.17%) CheckPoint
9 4 (3.17%) Forcepoint
9 4 (3.17%) Fortinet
9 4 (3.17%) Remedy
9 4 (3.17%) WatchGuard
10 3 (2.38%) Apple