Period
to 20 May 2018

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 20 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wireless
England > North West
6 months to
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 240 246 213
Rank change year-on-year +6 -33 -41
Permanent jobs citing Wireless 125 110 130
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.02% 0.89% 1.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.71% 5.98% 7.78%
Number of salaries quoted 100 92 111
North West median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.75% - -
10th Percentile £35,975 £30,525 £24,000
90th Percentile £81,250 £52,375 £95,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.76% -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 1,621 1,841 1,670
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.28% 14.82% 14.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1,264 1,437 1,393
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £22,000 £23,250 £21,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £57,500 £58,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.43%

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 20 May 2018.

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 20 May 2018. 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 +3 44 £40,000 -5.88% 10
Cheshire -20 44 £48,500 +21.25% 4
Merseyside +15 22 £60,000 +60.00% 3
Lancashire +7 11 £47,500 +33.80% 5
Cumbria -7 1 £25,250 -15.83% 2
Wireless
England

For the 6 months to 20 May 2018, 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 77 (61.60%) Cisco
2 67 (53.60%) WAN
2 67 (53.60%) Firewall
3 64 (51.20%) LAN
4 60 (48.00%) Cisco Certification
5 48 (38.40%) CCNP
6 46 (36.80%) MPLS
7 45 (36.00%) VPN
8 35 (28.00%) Cisco ASA
9 33 (26.40%) Network Security
9 33 (26.40%) CCNA
10 32 (25.60%) SSL
10 32 (25.60%) VoIP
11 31 (24.80%) Cisco Wireless
12 30 (24.00%) IPsec
13 28 (22.40%) DNS
13 28 (22.40%) Ethernet
13 28 (22.40%) Cisco IOS
13 28 (22.40%) Penetration Testing
14 27 (21.60%) TCP/IP
15 26 (20.80%) Windows
16 25 (20.00%) Data Centre
16 25 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
17 24 (19.20%) Project Management
18 22 (17.60%) Finance
18 22 (17.60%) Analytical Skills
19 21 (16.80%) Kalman Filter
19 21 (16.80%) Task Automation
20 20 (16.00%) F5
20 20 (16.00%) Microsoft

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 4 (3.20%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.60%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.60%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.80%) Apache
3 1 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.80%) OpenStack
Applications
1 16 (12.80%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (8.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 11 (8.80%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (3.20%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (2.40%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 15 (12.00%) Office 365
2 5 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.80%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.80%) G Suite
4 1 (0.80%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 67 (53.60%) Firewall
1 67 (53.60%) WAN
2 64 (51.20%) LAN
3 46 (36.80%) MPLS
4 45 (36.00%) VPN
5 35 (28.00%) Cisco ASA
6 33 (26.40%) Network Security
7 32 (25.60%) SSL
7 32 (25.60%) VoIP
8 31 (24.80%) Cisco Wireless
9 30 (24.00%) IPsec
10 28 (22.40%) Cisco IOS
10 28 (22.40%) DNS
10 28 (22.40%) Ethernet
11 27 (21.60%) TCP/IP
12 19 (15.20%) BGP
12 19 (15.20%) DHCP
12 19 (15.20%) Intrusion Detection
13 18 (14.40%) OSPF
13 18 (14.40%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.40%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.80%) MariaDB
2 1 (0.80%) MySQL
2 1 (0.80%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.80%) Burp Suite
1 1 (0.80%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.80%) Metasploit
1 1 (0.80%) Subversion
General
1 22 (17.60%) Finance
2 15 (12.00%) Retail
3 8 (6.40%) Telecoms
4 7 (5.60%) Legal
5 5 (4.00%) Games
6 4 (3.20%) Manufacturing
6 4 (3.20%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.60%) Banking
8 1 (0.80%) Electronics
8 1 (0.80%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.80%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 43 (34.40%) Network Engineer
2 17 (13.60%) Security Engineer
3 15 (12.00%) Network Security Engineer
4 14 (11.20%) Senior Network Engineer
5 13 (10.40%) Penetration Tester
5 13 (10.40%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 13 (10.40%) Senior Security Engineer
5 13 (10.40%) Tester
6 12 (9.60%) Consultant
6 12 (9.60%) IT Engineer
7 10 (8.00%) Technical Leader
8 9 (7.20%) Administrator
9 8 (6.40%) Analyst
10 7 (5.60%) Cisco Engineer
10 7 (5.60%) IT Analyst
10 7 (5.60%) IT Support
10 7 (5.60%) Security Consultant
11 6 (4.80%) Network Administrator
11 6 (4.80%) Security Penetration Tester
11 6 (4.80%) Security Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.20%) 802.1X
2 2 (1.60%) LDAP
3 1 (0.80%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.80%) COM
3 1 (0.80%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 25 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 22 (17.60%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (6.40%) Virtual Team
4 4 (3.20%) EPoS
4 4 (3.20%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.20%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (3.20%) Video\Live Streaming
5 2 (1.60%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.60%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (1.60%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.80%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.80%) Clustering
6 1 (0.80%) Digital Signage
6 1 (0.80%) iPhone
6 1 (0.80%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.80%) Replication
6 1 (0.80%) Smart Energy
6 1 (0.80%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 26 (20.80%) Windows
2 19 (15.20%) Linux
3 13 (10.40%) Android
4 12 (9.60%) Apple iOS
4 12 (9.60%) Windows Server
5 5 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (2.40%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.60%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.80%) CentOS
8 1 (0.80%) Debian
8 1 (0.80%) Kali Linux
8 1 (0.80%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.80%) Solaris
8 1 (0.80%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.80%) Unix
8 1 (0.80%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (22.40%) Penetration Testing
2 25 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
3 24 (19.20%) Project Management
4 21 (16.80%) Kalman Filter
4 21 (16.80%) Task Automation
5 20 (16.00%) Business Continuity
6 19 (15.20%) ITIL
7 18 (14.40%) Change Management
7 18 (14.40%) Security Patching
8 17 (13.60%) High Availability
8 17 (13.60%) Programme Delivery
9 15 (12.00%) Network Management
9 15 (12.00%) Patch Management
9 15 (12.00%) Security Management
9 15 (12.00%) SIEM
10 14 (11.20%) Disaster Recovery
10 14 (11.20%) Proactive Monitoring
11 11 (8.80%) Collaborative Working
11 11 (8.80%) ITIL V3
11 11 (8.80%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 9 (7.20%) SQL
2 5 (4.00%) C
3 1 (0.80%) C#
3 1 (0.80%) C++
3 1 (0.80%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 60 (48.00%) Cisco Certification
2 48 (38.40%) CCNP
3 33 (26.40%) CCNA
4 18 (14.40%) Degree
5 16 (12.80%) CCDP
6 13 (10.40%) CISSP
7 6 (4.80%) CREST Certified
7 6 (4.80%) OSCP
7 6 (4.80%) SANS
8 5 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (3.20%) MCSE
9 4 (3.20%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (1.60%) CCIE
10 2 (1.60%) MCITP
10 2 (1.60%) MCP
11 1 (0.80%) CISM
11 1 (0.80%) RHCSA
11 1 (0.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.20%) PMO
1 4 (3.20%) SLA
2 3 (2.40%) GDPR
2 3 (2.40%) ISAE 3402
2 3 (2.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.60%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 17 (13.60%) Active Directory
2 14 (11.20%) Firmware
3 9 (7.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (4.80%) Hyper-V
5 5 (4.00%) XenApp
6 3 (2.40%) XenDesktop
7 2 (1.60%) NFS
7 2 (1.60%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.80%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.80%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.80%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.80%) vSphere
8 1 (0.80%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 14 (11.20%) Nessus
2 13 (10.40%) Cisco CUCM
2 13 (10.40%) Cisco UCCX
3 11 (8.80%) TrustSec
4 4 (3.20%) SCCM
5 3 (2.40%) FortiGate
5 3 (2.40%) SCOM
5 3 (2.40%) SCVMM
6 2 (1.60%) WSUS
7 1 (0.80%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.80%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.80%) HP SIM
7 1 (0.80%) Nmap
7 1 (0.80%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 77 (61.60%) Cisco
2 20 (16.00%) F5
2 20 (16.00%) Microsoft
3 17 (13.60%) VMware
4 12 (9.60%) Riverbed
5 10 (8.00%) Citrix
6 8 (6.40%) HP
6 8 (6.40%) Juniper
7 6 (4.80%) CheckPoint
8 5 (4.00%) Fortinet
8 5 (4.00%) Ruckus Wireless
9 4 (3.20%) Blue Coat
9 4 (3.20%) Infoblox
9 4 (3.20%) Meraki
10 3 (2.40%) IronPort
10 3 (2.40%) Mitel
10 3 (2.40%) Pegasus
10 3 (2.40%) Veeam
11 2 (1.60%) Aerohive Networks
11 2 (1.60%) Nimble Storage