Period
to 19 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 19 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wireless
England > South East
6 months to
19 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 284 188 207
Rank change year-on-year -96 +19 +24
Permanent jobs citing Wireless 167 106 389
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.93% 1.33% 1.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.60% 6.78% 9.28%
Number of salaries quoted 118 77 292
10th Percentile £22,600 £28,500 £29,500
25th Percentile £32,125 £36,500 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £45,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year -5.56% -5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £53,750 £57,500 £56,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £69,250 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +17.65% -10.53%

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 South East with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 2,530 1,564 4,190
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.13% 19.65% 16.60%
Number of salaries quoted 1,715 1,283 3,334
10th Percentile £25,500 £29,000 £25,500
25th Percentile £32,500 £35,638 £33,264
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% -
75th Percentile £62,500 £61,250 £61,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £72,350
England median annual salary £50,000 £52,000 £46,809
% change year-on-year -3.85% +11.09% -1.45%

Wireless
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Wireless as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Wireless in the South East

Wireless
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Wireless in the South East.

Salary trend for Wireless in the South East

Wireless
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing Wireless in the South East over the 6 months to 19 October 2021.

Salary histogram for Wireless in the South East

Wireless
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Wireless within the South East region over the 6 months to 19 October 2021. 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
Thames Valley -48 83 £42,500 -15.00% 32
Berkshire -57 37 £42,500 -19.05% 19
Surrey -50 34 £45,000 -21.74% 15
Hampshire -130 34 £42,500 -5.56% 14
Oxfordshire -7 30 £40,000 -14.89% 7
Buckinghamshire -57 16 £43,000 +40.98% 6
East Sussex - 5 £22,500 - 6
West Sussex -19 4 £22,500 -52.63% 3
Kent -41 4 £30,000 -27.71% 16
Home Counties - 1 £80,000 -
Wireless
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 2021, 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 South East region with a requirement for Wireless.

1 83 (49.70%) Firewall
2 75 (44.91%) Cisco
3 63 (37.72%) Social Skills
4 56 (33.53%) LAN
4 56 (33.53%) WAN
5 50 (29.94%) VPN
5 50 (29.94%) Microsoft 365
6 46 (27.54%) Active Directory
7 42 (25.15%) Azure
8 41 (24.55%) Meraki
8 41 (24.55%) Microsoft
9 39 (23.35%) TCP/IP
10 38 (22.75%) Windows
11 33 (19.76%) Cisco Certification
12 32 (19.16%) Linux
13 31 (18.56%) DNS
13 31 (18.56%) Problem-Solving
14 30 (17.96%) DHCP
15 29 (17.37%) Telecoms
16 27 (16.17%) Degree
17 26 (15.57%) VMware
17 26 (15.57%) ITIL
17 26 (15.57%) Network Management
18 25 (14.97%) CCNP
19 24 (14.37%) Incident Management
20 23 (13.77%) AWS
20 23 (13.77%) VMware Infrastructure
20 23 (13.77%) Data Centre
20 23 (13.77%) Palo Alto
21 22 (13.17%) Wi-Fi

Wireless
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 8 (4.79%) Skype for Business
2 4 (2.40%) Confluence
2 4 (2.40%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.20%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (5.39%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.99%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (2.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.60%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (4.19%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 50 (29.94%) Microsoft 365
2 42 (25.15%) Azure
3 23 (13.77%) AWS
4 2 (1.20%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.20%) IaaS
5 1 (0.60%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 83 (49.70%) Firewall
2 56 (33.53%) LAN
2 56 (33.53%) WAN
3 50 (29.94%) VPN
4 39 (23.35%) TCP/IP
5 31 (18.56%) DNS
6 30 (17.96%) DHCP
7 22 (13.17%) Wi-Fi
8 20 (11.98%) VLAN
9 19 (11.38%) WLAN
10 18 (10.78%) IPsec
10 18 (10.78%) Network Security
11 17 (10.18%) Internet
12 15 (8.98%) Cisco ASA
13 14 (8.38%) IPv6
14 13 (7.78%) BGP
14 13 (7.78%) IPv4
15 12 (7.19%) 4G
15 12 (7.19%) MPLS
16 11 (6.59%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.20%) DB2
1 2 (1.20%) MariaDB
1 2 (1.20%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (1.20%) JIRA
2 1 (0.60%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.60%) GitLab
2 1 (0.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 63 (37.72%) Social Skills
2 29 (17.37%) Telecoms
3 16 (9.58%) Finance
4 10 (5.99%) Electronics
5 6 (3.59%) Legal
5 6 (3.59%) Manufacturing
5 6 (3.59%) Marketing
5 6 (3.59%) Presentation Skills
6 5 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (2.99%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (2.99%) Public Sector
7 4 (2.40%) Retail
8 3 (1.80%) Influencing Skills
8 3 (1.80%) Military
9 2 (1.20%) Banking
9 2 (1.20%) Law
9 2 (1.20%) Publishing
10 1 (0.60%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 63 (37.72%) Network Engineer
2 30 (17.96%) IT Engineer
3 21 (12.57%) Support Engineer
4 20 (11.98%) IT Support
5 14 (8.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 13 (7.78%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 12 (7.19%) Cisco Engineer
7 12 (7.19%) IT Support Engineer
8 11 (6.59%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 9 (5.39%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
9 9 (5.39%) WAN Engineer
10 8 (4.79%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (4.79%) Analyst
10 8 (4.79%) LAN Engineer
10 8 (4.79%) LAN/WAN Engineer
11 7 (4.19%) Developer
11 7 (4.19%) Software Engineer
12 6 (3.59%) Desktop Support
12 6 (3.59%) Embedded Software Engineer
12 6 (3.59%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.99%) XML
2 4 (2.40%) JSON
2 4 (2.40%) OpenCV
2 4 (2.40%) REST
2 4 (2.40%) TensorFlow
2 4 (2.40%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 4 (2.40%) Unreal Engine
2 4 (2.40%) XMPP
3 2 (1.20%) 802.1X
3 2 (1.20%) LDAP
3 2 (1.20%) SAML
4 1 (0.60%) Qt
4 1 (0.60%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 23 (13.77%) Data Centre
2 10 (5.99%) Smartphone
3 7 (4.19%) Algorithms
4 6 (3.59%) Embedded Systems
4 6 (3.59%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 6 (3.59%) PKI
5 5 (2.99%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (2.40%) Device Driver
6 4 (2.40%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.40%) Renewable Energy
6 4 (2.40%) Robotics
6 4 (2.40%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (2.40%) State Machine
7 2 (1.20%) Clustering
7 2 (1.20%) Cybercrime
7 2 (1.20%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (1.20%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.20%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.20%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.20%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 38 (22.75%) Windows
2 32 (19.16%) Linux
3 17 (10.18%) Windows Server
4 15 (8.98%) Windows 10
5 5 (2.99%) Embedded Linux
6 2 (1.20%) AIX
6 2 (1.20%) Mac OS
6 2 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.20%) zOS
7 1 (0.60%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.60%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (18.56%) Problem-Solving
2 26 (15.57%) ITIL
2 26 (15.57%) Network Management
3 24 (14.37%) Incident Management
4 19 (11.38%) Service Management
5 18 (10.78%) Proactive Monitoring
6 17 (10.18%) Network Design
7 16 (9.58%) Mathematics
8 14 (8.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 12 (7.19%) Information Security
9 12 (7.19%) Presales
10 11 (6.59%) CRM
10 11 (6.59%) Network Monitoring
11 10 (5.99%) Change Management
11 10 (5.99%) Continuous Improvement
11 10 (5.99%) Cybersecurity
11 10 (5.99%) Service Delivery
11 10 (5.99%) Software Engineering
12 9 (5.39%) Computer Science
12 9 (5.39%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (8.38%) C++
2 12 (7.19%) C
3 9 (5.39%) SQL
4 8 (4.79%) Python
5 6 (3.59%) MATLAB
6 3 (1.80%) Java
7 2 (1.20%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.60%) Embedded C
8 1 (0.60%) Embedded C++
8 1 (0.60%) PHP
8 1 (0.60%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 33 (19.76%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (16.17%) Degree
3 25 (14.97%) CCNP
4 22 (13.17%) CCNA
5 9 (5.39%) Security Cleared
6 7 (4.19%) DV Cleared
6 7 (4.19%) PhD
7 6 (3.59%) MCITP
7 6 (3.59%) MCSE
7 6 (3.59%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (2.99%) DBS Check
9 4 (2.40%) CCA
9 4 (2.40%) Citrix Certification
9 4 (2.40%) MCP
10 3 (1.80%) CCIE
10 3 (1.80%) CISSP
11 2 (1.20%) CISM
11 2 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (1.20%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.99%) SLA
2 7 (4.19%) NIST
3 5 (2.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.80%) COBIT
4 3 (1.80%) Def Stans
4 3 (1.80%) GRC
5 2 (1.20%) GDPR
5 2 (1.20%) HIPAA
5 2 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.60%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 46 (27.54%) Active Directory
2 23 (13.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (7.78%) Hyper-V
3 13 (7.78%) RHEV
4 10 (5.99%) Firmware
5 6 (3.59%) Virtual Servers
6 4 (2.40%) VMware Workstation
6 4 (2.40%) XenApp
7 3 (1.80%) Docker
8 2 (1.20%) KVM
8 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (1.20%) OpenAM
8 2 (1.20%) OpenIDM
8 2 (1.20%) RACF
8 2 (1.20%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (1.20%) vSphere
9 1 (0.60%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (7.78%) Cisco CUCM
2 12 (7.19%) Microsoft Intune
3 9 (5.39%) Cisco UCCX
4 5 (2.99%) SCCM
4 5 (2.99%) SolarWinds Orion
5 3 (1.80%) Ansible
5 3 (1.80%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (1.20%) CA Single Sign-On
6 2 (1.20%) FortiGate
6 2 (1.20%) Oracle Identity Management
6 2 (1.20%) Terraform
6 2 (1.20%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.60%) Cisco UCCE
7 1 (0.60%) FlexNet
7 1 (0.60%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 75 (44.91%) Cisco
2 41 (24.55%) Meraki
2 41 (24.55%) Microsoft
3 26 (15.57%) VMware
4 23 (13.77%) Palo Alto
5 19 (11.38%) CheckPoint
6 17 (10.18%) SolarWinds
7 14 (8.38%) Citrix
8 12 (7.19%) Juniper
9 8 (4.79%) F5
9 8 (4.79%) Fortinet
10 5 (2.99%) Dell
10 5 (2.99%) Riverbed
10 5 (2.99%) ServiceNow
10 5 (2.99%) Siemens
10 5 (2.99%) Zscaler
11 4 (2.40%) Aruba
11 4 (2.40%) Concur
11 4 (2.40%) Intel
11 4 (2.40%) Okta