Period
to 22 August 2019

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 22 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wireless
England > North West
6 months to
22 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 190 227 233
Rank change year-on-year +37 +6 -21
Permanent jobs citing Wireless 162 144 150
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.54% 1.19% 1.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.30% 7.90% 7.27%
Number of salaries quoted 112 122 140
North West median annual salary £42,500 £44,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.41% -2.22% +20.00%
10th Percentile £25,100 £25,000 £30,725
90th Percentile £53,750 £73,375 £65,000
England median annual salary £42,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -10.53% +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 1,952 1,823 2,064
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 18.54% 15.03% 15.66%
Number of salaries quoted 1,138 1,480 1,669
North West median annual salary £42,500 £41,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.66% +6.49% +1.32%
10th Percentile £22,750 £21,250 £22,750
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -

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 22 August 2019.

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 22 August 2019. 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 +36 84 £37,500 -14.77% 21
Cheshire +14 38 £48,750 +10.80% 5
Lancashire -7 22 £47,500 +52.00% 5
Merseyside -6 17 £36,250 -39.58% 7
Cumbria -4 1 £32,000 - 2
Wireless
England

For the 6 months to 22 August 2019, 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 84 (51.85%) Cisco
2 65 (40.12%) Active Directory
3 63 (38.89%) Microsoft
4 62 (38.27%) Firewall
5 61 (37.65%) DNS
5 61 (37.65%) LAN
6 53 (32.72%) WAN
7 52 (32.10%) Windows
8 50 (30.86%) DHCP
9 49 (30.25%) Cisco Certification
10 45 (27.78%) Smartphone
11 42 (25.93%) ITIL
11 42 (25.93%) Analytical Skills
12 39 (24.07%) Network Security
12 39 (24.07%) VMware
13 38 (23.46%) CCNP
13 38 (23.46%) TCP/IP
14 37 (22.84%) Problem-Solving
15 34 (20.99%) CCNA
15 34 (20.99%) VoIP
16 33 (20.37%) Microsoft Office
17 31 (19.14%) Windows Server
17 31 (19.14%) Office 365
18 30 (18.52%) SLA
19 28 (17.28%) Wi-Fi
20 26 (16.05%) VPN
20 26 (16.05%) Meraki
21 25 (15.43%) Network Design
22 24 (14.81%) DevOps
22 24 (14.81%) Windows 10

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 18 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 9 (5.56%) SharePoint
3 7 (4.32%) Skype for Business
4 5 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.62%) Drupal
Applications
1 33 (20.37%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (8.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (3.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.85%) Acrobat
4 3 (1.85%) GNU Octave
5 1 (0.62%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 1 (0.62%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.62%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 31 (19.14%) Office 365
2 13 (8.02%) Azure
3 5 (3.09%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (1.23%) AWS
4 2 (1.23%) GCP
4 2 (1.23%) IaaS
5 1 (0.62%) PaaS
5 1 (0.62%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 62 (38.27%) Firewall
2 61 (37.65%) DNS
2 61 (37.65%) LAN
3 53 (32.72%) WAN
4 50 (30.86%) DHCP
5 39 (24.07%) Network Security
6 38 (23.46%) TCP/IP
7 34 (20.99%) VoIP
8 28 (17.28%) Wi-Fi
9 26 (16.05%) VPN
10 19 (11.73%) Cisco Nexus
11 17 (10.49%) BGP
11 17 (10.49%) OSPF
11 17 (10.49%) WLAN
12 16 (9.88%) Internet
13 14 (8.64%) IPsec
14 12 (7.41%) Cisco ASA
15 10 (6.17%) Skype
15 10 (6.17%) Unified Communications
15 10 (6.17%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.94%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (1.23%) RDBMS
2 2 (1.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.62%) JIRA
General
1 18 (11.11%) Retail
1 18 (11.11%) Telecoms
2 11 (6.79%) Manufacturing
3 10 (6.17%) Public Sector
4 8 (4.94%) Finance
5 5 (3.09%) Banking
5 5 (3.09%) Electronics
5 5 (3.09%) Housing Association
6 1 (0.62%) Advertising
6 1 (0.62%) French Language
6 1 (0.62%) German Language
6 1 (0.62%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 43 (26.54%) Network Engineer
2 19 (11.73%) Analyst
3 15 (9.26%) Senior Network Engineer
4 13 (8.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 13 (8.02%) Network Security Engineer
4 13 (8.02%) Security Engineer
5 10 (6.17%) Cisco Engineer
5 10 (6.17%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 10 (6.17%) ICT Engineer
5 10 (6.17%) Support Engineer
6 8 (4.94%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 8 (4.94%) 3rd Line Support
6 8 (4.94%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 7 (4.32%) IT Engineer
7 7 (4.32%) Team Leader
8 6 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support
8 6 (3.70%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (3.70%) IT Support
8 6 (3.70%) Support Analyst
9 5 (3.09%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (12.35%) Natural Language Processing
1 20 (12.35%) TensorFlow
2 9 (5.56%) 802.1X
3 5 (3.09%) LDAP
3 5 (3.09%) Middleware
4 4 (2.47%) MAPI
5 1 (0.62%) .NET
5 1 (0.62%) JSON
5 1 (0.62%) SAML
5 1 (0.62%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 45 (27.78%) Smartphone
2 42 (25.93%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (12.96%) Data Centre
4 11 (6.79%) Management Information System
5 10 (6.17%) Blackberry
5 10 (6.17%) Fat Client
5 10 (6.17%) Self-Motivation
5 10 (6.17%) Thin Client
6 8 (4.94%) PKI
7 7 (4.32%) Video Conferencing
8 6 (3.70%) Clustering
8 6 (3.70%) Smart Meter
9 5 (3.09%) Embedded Systems
10 3 (1.85%) HP Storage
11 2 (1.23%) Fibre Optics
11 2 (1.23%) Replication
12 1 (0.62%) Driving Licence
12 1 (0.62%) e-Learning
12 1 (0.62%) Life Science
12 1 (0.62%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 52 (32.10%) Windows
2 31 (19.14%) Windows Server
3 24 (14.81%) Windows 10
4 18 (11.11%) Linux
5 17 (10.49%) Windows 7
6 12 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (6.79%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (2.47%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (1.85%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.62%) CentOS
10 1 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (25.93%) ITIL
2 37 (22.84%) Problem-Solving
3 25 (15.43%) Network Design
4 24 (14.81%) DevOps
5 20 (12.35%) Actionable Insight
5 20 (12.35%) Artificial Intelligence
5 20 (12.35%) Creative Problem-Solving
5 20 (12.35%) Data Science
5 20 (12.35%) IT Strategy
5 20 (12.35%) Machine Learning
5 20 (12.35%) Neural Network
5 20 (12.35%) Strategic Roadmap
6 17 (10.49%) Mentoring
7 16 (9.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 15 (9.26%) Data Acquisition
8 15 (9.26%) Network Management
8 15 (9.26%) Open Source
8 15 (9.26%) Open Source Development
9 14 (8.64%) Change Control
9 14 (8.64%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (6.17%) PowerShell
2 8 (4.94%) Python
3 4 (2.47%) MATLAB
3 4 (2.47%) SQL
4 3 (1.85%) C++
5 2 (1.23%) C
5 2 (1.23%) PHP
5 2 (1.23%) VBScript
6 1 (0.62%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 49 (30.25%) Cisco Certification
2 38 (23.46%) CCNP
3 34 (20.99%) CCNA
4 14 (8.64%) Degree
5 6 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (3.70%) SC Cleared
5 6 (3.70%) Security Cleared
6 4 (2.47%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (2.47%) MCSA
6 4 (2.47%) Network+ Certification
7 3 (1.85%) CCIE
7 3 (1.85%) CCIE Routing and Switching
7 3 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.62%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.62%) CCENT
8 1 (0.62%) CEH
8 1 (0.62%) CHECK Team Leader
8 1 (0.62%) CompTIA Security+
8 1 (0.62%) CREST Certified
8 1 (0.62%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (18.52%) SLA
2 10 (6.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (5.56%) GDPR
4 8 (4.94%) ISO 22301
4 8 (4.94%) ISO 9001
4 8 (4.94%) QA
5 1 (0.62%) BS7799
5 1 (0.62%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 65 (40.12%) Active Directory
2 17 (10.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (8.02%) Hyper-V
4 9 (5.56%) Firmware
5 7 (4.32%) BitLocker
6 6 (3.70%) vSphere
7 5 (3.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 5 (3.09%) Virtual Servers
7 5 (3.09%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (2.47%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
8 4 (2.47%) XenDesktop
9 2 (1.23%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.62%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 21 (12.96%) SCCM
2 8 (4.94%) FortiGate
3 6 (3.70%) SolarWinds Orion
4 5 (3.09%) Cisco UCCX
5 4 (2.47%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (2.47%) SCOM
5 4 (2.47%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (1.23%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.62%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.62%) Cisco UCCE
7 1 (0.62%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.62%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.62%) Nagios
7 1 (0.62%) OpenNMS
7 1 (0.62%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.62%) SmoothWall
7 1 (0.62%) WSUS
Vendors
1 84 (51.85%) Cisco
2 63 (38.89%) Microsoft
3 39 (24.07%) VMware
4 26 (16.05%) Meraki
5 15 (9.26%) CheckPoint
6 12 (7.41%) Citrix
6 12 (7.41%) SolarWinds
7 10 (6.17%) F5
8 9 (5.56%) BT
9 8 (4.94%) IBM
9 8 (4.94%) Juniper
9 8 (4.94%) Nimsoft
9 8 (4.94%) Red Hat
10 7 (4.32%) Fortinet
10 7 (4.32%) NetApp
10 7 (4.32%) Openreach
10 7 (4.32%) Remedy
11 6 (3.70%) HP
11 6 (3.70%) ServiceNow
12 5 (3.09%) Palo Alto