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

Wireless
England > North West
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 245 215 214
Rank change year-on-year -30 -1 -2
Permanent jobs citing Wireless 124 148 141
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.98% 1.20% 1.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.99% 7.91% 7.91%
Number of salaries quoted 98 120 107
North West median annual salary £45,000 £37,250 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.81% -17.22% +13.92%
10th Percentile £32,500 £23,950 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £50,000 £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 1,775 1,872 1,782
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 14.03% 15.18% 14.72%
Number of salaries quoted 1,404 1,505 1,422
North West median annual salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% -
10th Percentile £22,000 £21,500 £20,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £56,150 £61,125
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 20 January 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 January 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
Cheshire -9 55 £45,000 +38.46% 8
Manchester -47 43 £44,250 +10.63% 13
Merseyside +26 11 £38,750 +3.33% 6
Lancashire +7 11 £46,000 +55.93% 4
Cumbria -7 1 £25,250 -11.40% 1
Wireless
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 75 (60.48%) WAN
2 67 (54.03%) Cisco
3 60 (48.39%) Firewall
4 59 (47.58%) LAN
5 58 (46.77%) Cisco Certification
6 42 (33.87%) VPN
7 41 (33.06%) CCNP
8 39 (31.45%) DNS
8 39 (31.45%) DHCP
8 39 (31.45%) Data Centre
9 36 (29.03%) MPLS
9 36 (29.03%) BGP
10 34 (27.42%) EIGRP
11 30 (24.19%) IPsec
11 30 (24.19%) Finance
12 29 (23.39%) Cisco IOS
12 29 (23.39%) CCNA
12 29 (23.39%) SSL
13 28 (22.58%) OSPF
14 27 (21.77%) F5
15 26 (20.97%) Cisco ASA
16 25 (20.16%) VoIP
16 25 (20.16%) Load Balancing
17 22 (17.74%) Network Security
17 22 (17.74%) Windows
17 22 (17.74%) TCP/IP
18 21 (16.94%) ITIL
18 21 (16.94%) Ethernet
18 21 (16.94%) Microsoft
19 17 (13.71%) PMO

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 (1.61%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (0.81%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (4.03%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.42%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 12 (9.68%) Office 365
2 9 (7.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.81%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 75 (60.48%) WAN
2 60 (48.39%) Firewall
3 59 (47.58%) LAN
4 42 (33.87%) VPN
5 39 (31.45%) DHCP
5 39 (31.45%) DNS
6 36 (29.03%) BGP
6 36 (29.03%) MPLS
7 34 (27.42%) EIGRP
8 30 (24.19%) IPsec
9 29 (23.39%) Cisco IOS
9 29 (23.39%) SSL
10 28 (22.58%) OSPF
11 26 (20.97%) Cisco ASA
12 25 (20.16%) VoIP
13 22 (17.74%) Network Security
13 22 (17.74%) TCP/IP
14 21 (16.94%) Ethernet
15 16 (12.90%) NX-OS
15 16 (12.90%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.42%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.81%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.81%) Burp Suite
1 1 (0.81%) Metasploit
1 1 (0.81%) Visual Studio
General
1 30 (24.19%) Finance
2 11 (8.87%) Telecoms
3 9 (7.26%) Manufacturing
4 6 (4.84%) Financial Institution
4 6 (4.84%) Retail
5 5 (4.03%) Legal
6 4 (3.23%) Banking
6 4 (3.23%) Games
7 2 (1.61%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.81%) Law
Job Titles
1 41 (33.06%) Network Engineer
2 15 (12.10%) Cisco Engineer
3 14 (11.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 13 (10.48%) Analyst
5 12 (9.68%) Penetration Tester
5 12 (9.68%) Tester
6 10 (8.06%) IT Support
7 9 (7.26%) IT Analyst
7 9 (7.26%) IT Engineer
8 7 (5.65%) Consultant
8 7 (5.65%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 7 (5.65%) Technical Leader
9 6 (4.84%) Agile Business Analyst
9 6 (4.84%) Business Analyst
9 6 (4.84%) Business IT Analyst
9 6 (4.84%) Infrastructure Business Analyst
9 6 (4.84%) IT Business Analyst
9 6 (4.84%) IT Infrastructure Analyst
9 6 (4.84%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
9 6 (4.84%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.45%) 802.1X
2 5 (4.03%) CSS
3 2 (1.61%) .NET
4 1 (0.81%) ADO.NET
4 1 (0.81%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.81%) COM
4 1 (0.81%) HTML
4 1 (0.81%) LDAP
4 1 (0.81%) RESTful
4 1 (0.81%) SOAP
4 1 (0.81%) Web Services
4 1 (0.81%) WinForms
4 1 (0.81%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 39 (31.45%) Data Centre
2 7 (5.65%) Video Conferencing
2 7 (5.65%) Virtual Team
3 6 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.23%) Life Science
4 4 (3.23%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.23%) Mobile Computing
5 3 (2.42%) CCTV
5 3 (2.42%) Chip and PIN
5 3 (2.42%) Contactless
6 1 (0.81%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.81%) Clustering
6 1 (0.81%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.81%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.81%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.81%) iPhone
6 1 (0.81%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.81%) PMI
6 1 (0.81%) RSA SecurID
6 1 (0.81%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 22 (17.74%) Windows
2 15 (12.10%) Android
3 11 (8.87%) Apple iOS
4 8 (6.45%) Windows Server
5 7 (5.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (4.03%) Unix
6 5 (4.03%) Windows 7
6 5 (4.03%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (3.23%) Windows 10
7 4 (3.23%) Windows 8
7 4 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (2.42%) VMS
9 2 (1.61%) Linux
10 1 (0.81%) Kali Linux
10 1 (0.81%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.81%) Solaris
10 1 (0.81%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.81%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (20.16%) Load Balancing
2 21 (16.94%) ITIL
3 15 (12.10%) Penetration Testing
3 15 (12.10%) Project Management
4 11 (8.87%) Disaster Recovery
4 11 (8.87%) Kalman Filter
4 11 (8.87%) Network Monitoring
4 11 (8.87%) Service Management
5 10 (8.06%) Collaborative Working
5 10 (8.06%) Presales
6 9 (7.26%) CRM
6 9 (7.26%) Cybersecurity
6 9 (7.26%) Service Delivery
6 9 (7.26%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (6.45%) Change Management
7 8 (6.45%) Information Security
7 8 (6.45%) Time Management
8 7 (5.65%) Security Patching
8 7 (5.65%) Six Sigma
8 7 (5.65%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.84%) Python
1 6 (4.84%) SQL
2 3 (2.42%) C#
3 2 (1.61%) C
3 2 (1.61%) Embedded C
3 2 (1.61%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.61%) R
4 1 (0.81%) C++
4 1 (0.81%) Embedded C++
4 1 (0.81%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 58 (46.77%) Cisco Certification
2 41 (33.06%) CCNP
3 29 (23.39%) CCNA
4 16 (12.90%) Degree
5 8 (6.45%) CCIE
6 6 (4.84%) CREST Certified
6 6 (4.84%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (4.84%) OSCP
6 6 (4.84%) SANS
7 4 (3.23%) CCDP
7 4 (3.23%) CCIE Routing and Switching
8 3 (2.42%) MCSE
8 3 (2.42%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.81%) CCSA
9 1 (0.81%) CISM
9 1 (0.81%) CISSP
9 1 (0.81%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.81%) HND
9 1 (0.81%) MCP
9 1 (0.81%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (13.71%) PMO
2 6 (4.84%) GDPR
3 5 (4.03%) SLA
4 1 (0.81%) ISAE 3402
4 1 (0.81%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 13 (10.48%) Active Directory
2 8 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.42%) Firmware
3 3 (2.42%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.42%) ProxySG
3 3 (2.42%) XenApp
4 2 (1.61%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.61%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.81%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.81%) NFS
5 1 (0.81%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.81%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (4.84%) Cacti
2 3 (2.42%) SCOM
3 2 (1.61%) FortiGate
3 2 (1.61%) Nessus
3 2 (1.61%) SCCM
3 2 (1.61%) SCVMM
3 2 (1.61%) WSUS
4 1 (0.81%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.81%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.81%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.81%) HP SIM
4 1 (0.81%) Nmap
4 1 (0.81%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 67 (54.03%) Cisco
2 27 (21.77%) F5
3 21 (16.94%) Microsoft
4 10 (8.06%) Riverbed
5 8 (6.45%) HP
5 8 (6.45%) VMware
6 7 (5.65%) IronPort
6 7 (5.65%) Polycom
6 7 (5.65%) Ruckus Wireless
6 7 (5.65%) Siemens
7 6 (4.84%) Juniper
7 6 (4.84%) SolarWinds
8 5 (4.03%) CheckPoint
8 5 (4.03%) Citrix
9 4 (3.23%) Meraki
10 3 (2.42%) Blue Coat
10 3 (2.42%) Pegasus
11 2 (1.61%) Capita
11 2 (1.61%) Dell
11 2 (1.61%) Mitel