Period
to 28 January 2022

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 28 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wireless
England > South East
6 months to
28 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 212 205 189
Rank change year-on-year -7 -16 +8
Permanent jobs citing Wireless 273 135 391
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 1.51% 1.32% 1.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.71% 7.36% 9.89%
Number of salaries quoted 146 100 304
10th Percentile £28,250 £28,500 £29,500
25th Percentile £32,000 £40,000 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £47,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.26% -6.00% +11.11%
75th Percentile £55,000 £58,750 £60,313
90th Percentile £78,750 £63,750 £70,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -5.26%

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 2,548 1,835 3,952
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.05% 18.01% 17.08%
Number of salaries quoted 1,679 1,464 3,113
10th Percentile £26,250 £28,500 £25,000
25th Percentile £33,500 £36,938 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £49,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year -2.00% +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

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 28 January 2022.

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 28 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Thames Valley +13 137 £45,000 -18.18% 27
Hampshire -60 70 £68,750 +52.78% 23
Berkshire +7 67 £45,000 -21.74% 15
Oxfordshire +24 59 £55,000 +29.41% 3
Surrey -53 30 £51,250 +2.50% 4
Kent -34 26 £32,000 -22.89% 7
Buckinghamshire -38 20 £42,750 -16.18% 9
East Sussex - 4 £22,500 -
Isle of Wight - 4 - -
Middlesex - 2 £39,000 -
West Sussex +4 1 £52,500 +29.47% 4
Home Counties - 1 £80,000 -
Wireless
England

For the 6 months to 28 January 2022, 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.

1 143 (52.38%) Cisco
2 109 (39.93%) Cisco Certification
3 103 (37.73%) Linux
4 97 (35.53%) CCNA
5 84 (30.77%) A+ Certification
6 83 (30.40%) Network+ Certification
6 83 (30.40%) Linux+ Certification
7 77 (28.21%) Firewall
8 76 (27.84%) WAN
9 66 (24.18%) LAN
10 59 (21.61%) Microsoft
11 50 (18.32%) Active Directory
11 50 (18.32%) Social Skills
12 45 (16.48%) Windows
12 45 (16.48%) Degree
13 43 (15.75%) VPN
13 43 (15.75%) Azure
14 42 (15.38%) Data Centre
15 39 (14.29%) TCP/IP
15 39 (14.29%) VLAN
16 37 (13.55%) WLAN
17 35 (12.82%) Microsoft 365
18 34 (12.45%) Problem-Solving
18 34 (12.45%) DHCP
18 34 (12.45%) DNS
18 34 (12.45%) Computer Science
18 34 (12.45%) Finance
19 32 (11.72%) Service Delivery
19 32 (11.72%) Public Sector
20 31 (11.36%) Business Continuity

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 7 (2.56%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.83%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.37%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
1 7 (2.56%) Spreadsheet
2 3 (1.10%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.83%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 43 (15.75%) Azure
2 35 (12.82%) Microsoft 365
3 15 (5.49%) AWS
4 7 (2.56%) Azure Active Directory
4 7 (2.56%) Azure Sentinel
5 6 (2.20%) Power Automate
5 6 (2.20%) Power Platform
6 2 (0.73%) IaaS
6 2 (0.73%) PaaS
7 1 (0.37%) Azure Storage
7 1 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.37%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.37%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 77 (28.21%) Firewall
2 76 (27.84%) WAN
3 66 (24.18%) LAN
4 43 (15.75%) VPN
5 39 (14.29%) TCP/IP
5 39 (14.29%) VLAN
6 37 (13.55%) WLAN
7 34 (12.45%) DHCP
7 34 (12.45%) DNS
8 19 (6.96%) BGP
8 19 (6.96%) Network Security
9 18 (6.59%) Wi-Fi
10 16 (5.86%) OSPF
11 14 (5.13%) Internet
12 11 (4.03%) HTTP
12 11 (4.03%) MPLS
13 10 (3.66%) Ethernet
14 9 (3.30%) Cisco Nexus
14 9 (3.30%) IPsec
15 8 (2.93%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.20%) Power BI
2 3 (1.10%) DB2
2 3 (1.10%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.73%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.37%) MySQL
4 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (1.47%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.73%) JIRA
3 1 (0.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 50 (18.32%) Social Skills
2 34 (12.45%) Finance
3 32 (11.72%) Public Sector
4 28 (10.26%) Telecoms
5 18 (6.59%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 11 (4.03%) Pharmaceutical
7 10 (3.66%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (2.93%) Billing
9 6 (2.20%) Electronics
10 5 (1.83%) Legal
10 5 (1.83%) Marketing
11 4 (1.47%) Manufacturing
12 3 (1.10%) Retail
13 2 (0.73%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.73%) Influencing Skills
13 2 (0.73%) Law
13 2 (0.73%) Presentation Skills
13 2 (0.73%) Publishing
14 1 (0.37%) Games
14 1 (0.37%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 88 (32.23%) IT Technician
2 83 (30.40%) Network Technician
2 83 (30.40%) Trainee
2 83 (30.40%) Trainee IT Technician
2 83 (30.40%) Trainee Technician
3 49 (17.95%) Network Engineer
4 32 (11.72%) IT Engineer
5 25 (9.16%) Support Engineer
6 21 (7.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 21 (7.69%) IT Support
7 16 (5.86%) IT Support Engineer
8 12 (4.40%) 3rd Line Support
8 12 (4.40%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 12 (4.40%) Analyst
9 10 (3.66%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
9 10 (3.66%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
9 10 (3.66%) Architect
10 9 (3.30%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 9 (3.30%) Cisco Engineer
10 9 (3.30%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.20%) Middleware
2 3 (1.10%) LDAP
2 3 (1.10%) SAML
3 2 (0.73%) JSON
3 2 (0.73%) OpenCV
3 2 (0.73%) REST
3 2 (0.73%) TensorFlow
3 2 (0.73%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 2 (0.73%) Unreal Engine
3 2 (0.73%) XML
4 1 (0.37%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 42 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 21 (7.69%) Self-Motivation
3 18 (6.59%) Robotics
4 16 (5.86%) Industrial Internet of Things
5 6 (2.20%) iSeries
5 6 (2.20%) Smartphone
6 5 (1.83%) Hybrid Cloud
6 5 (1.83%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.47%) PKI
8 3 (1.10%) Algorithms
8 3 (1.10%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.73%) Clustering
9 2 (0.73%) Device Driver
9 2 (0.73%) Fibre Optics
9 2 (0.73%) GNSS
9 2 (0.73%) Renewable Energy
9 2 (0.73%) SIMD
9 2 (0.73%) Smart Meter
9 2 (0.73%) State Machine
10 1 (0.37%) Digital Signage
Operating Systems
1 103 (37.73%) Linux
2 45 (16.48%) Windows
3 22 (8.06%) Windows Server
4 10 (3.66%) Windows 10
5 7 (2.56%) Solaris
6 4 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.10%) AIX
7 3 (1.10%) Embedded Linux
7 3 (1.10%) Unix
7 3 (1.10%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.10%) zOS
8 2 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.37%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.37%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (12.45%) Computer Science
1 34 (12.45%) Problem-Solving
2 32 (11.72%) Service Delivery
3 31 (11.36%) Business Continuity
4 24 (8.79%) ITIL
5 23 (8.42%) Cybersecurity
6 22 (8.06%) Analytics
7 20 (7.33%) Agile Software Development
8 19 (6.96%) Incident Management
8 19 (6.96%) Use Case
9 18 (6.59%) Machine Learning
9 18 (6.59%) Presales
9 18 (6.59%) Project Management
10 17 (6.23%) Change Management
10 17 (6.23%) IT Strategy
10 17 (6.23%) Network Monitoring
11 16 (5.86%) Digital Twin
11 16 (5.86%) Innovative Thinking
11 16 (5.86%) Risk Management
11 16 (5.86%) Servant Leadership
Programming Languages
1 23 (8.42%) C
2 12 (4.40%) Python
3 10 (3.66%) C++
4 6 (2.20%) SQL
5 5 (1.83%) Perl
6 4 (1.47%) Bash
6 4 (1.47%) Tcl
7 3 (1.10%) Embedded C
8 2 (0.73%) Assembly Language
8 2 (0.73%) Embedded C++
8 2 (0.73%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.73%) Ruby
9 1 (0.37%) Bourne shell
9 1 (0.37%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.37%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.37%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 109 (39.93%) Cisco Certification
2 97 (35.53%) CCNA
3 84 (30.77%) A+ Certification
4 83 (30.40%) Linux+ Certification
4 83 (30.40%) Network+ Certification
5 45 (16.48%) Degree
6 20 (7.33%) CCNP
7 15 (5.49%) Computer Science Degree
8 12 (4.40%) Microsoft Certification
9 11 (4.03%) MCSE
10 5 (1.83%) MCITP
10 5 (1.83%) Security Cleared
11 4 (1.47%) CISM
11 4 (1.47%) CISSP
11 4 (1.47%) DBS Check
12 3 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (1.10%) SANS
12 3 (1.10%) SC Cleared
13 2 (0.73%) DV Cleared
13 2 (0.73%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.86%) SLA
2 6 (2.20%) QA
3 4 (1.47%) GxP
3 4 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.10%) GDPR
4 3 (1.10%) HIPAA
4 3 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 3 (1.10%) NIST
5 1 (0.37%) PA-DSS
5 1 (0.37%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.37%) PSD2
System Software
1 50 (18.32%) Active Directory
2 16 (5.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (2.20%) Firmware
4 6 (2.20%) Virtual Servers
5 4 (1.47%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (1.47%) VMware Workstation
6 3 (1.10%) OpenAM
6 3 (1.10%) OpenIDM
6 3 (1.10%) RACF
7 2 (0.73%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.73%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (0.73%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.37%) Docker
8 1 (0.37%) NFS
8 1 (0.37%) NLBS
8 1 (0.37%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.37%) Samba
8 1 (0.37%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (3.30%) Terraform
2 6 (2.20%) Microsoft Intune
2 6 (2.20%) SCCM
3 4 (1.47%) SolarWinds Orion
4 3 (1.10%) CA Single Sign-On
4 3 (1.10%) Oracle Identity Management
4 3 (1.10%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.73%) AirWatch
5 2 (0.73%) Ansible
5 2 (0.73%) FlexNet
5 2 (0.73%) Puppet
5 2 (0.73%) WSUS
6 1 (0.37%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 1 (0.37%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.37%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.37%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.37%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.37%) SCOM
6 1 (0.37%) ServiceCenter
6 1 (0.37%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 143 (52.38%) Cisco
2 59 (21.61%) Microsoft
3 26 (9.52%) Palo Alto
4 23 (8.42%) VMware
5 22 (8.06%) Meraki
6 18 (6.59%) Fortinet
7 14 (5.13%) SolarWinds
8 10 (3.66%) Juniper
9 9 (3.30%) Zscaler
10 8 (2.93%) Dell
11 7 (2.56%) Okta
12 6 (2.20%) Citrix
12 6 (2.20%) F5
12 6 (2.20%) HP
13 5 (1.83%) Riverbed
14 4 (1.47%) Apple
14 4 (1.47%) Aruba
14 4 (1.47%) CheckPoint
14 4 (1.47%) Red Hat
14 4 (1.47%) Siemens