Period
to 8 March 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 8 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wireless
England > South East
6 months to
8 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 192 171 165
Rank change year-on-year -21 -6 +30
Permanent jobs citing Wireless 151 393 512
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 1.31% 1.76% 1.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.01% 10.24% 11.92%
Number of salaries quoted 127 337 446
Median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,500 £29,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £68,500 £73,500 £70,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -7.22% -3.00%

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 1,884 3,838 4,295
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.32% 17.23% 16.08%
Number of salaries quoted 1,488 3,048 3,368
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £28,750 £25,750 £26,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £73,750 £70,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 8 March 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 8 March 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
Hampshire +51 55 £45,000 - 10
Thames Valley +15 45 £57,500 +4.55% 22
Berkshire +11 26 £60,000 - 10
Surrey -16 24 £43,500 -19.44% 7
West Sussex -1 16 £45,000 -10.00% 2
Oxfordshire +31 10 £31,000 -26.61% 9
Buckinghamshire +33 9 £77,500 +55.00% 3
Kent +23 9 £44,500 +7.23% 1
Wireless
England

For the 6 months to 8 March 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 53 (35.10%) Firewall
2 47 (31.13%) WAN
3 42 (27.81%) Cisco
4 41 (27.15%) LAN
5 34 (22.52%) Microsoft
6 32 (21.19%) Cisco Certification
7 30 (19.87%) VPN
7 30 (19.87%) Degree
8 29 (19.21%) Data Centre
9 25 (16.56%) Network Security
9 25 (16.56%) CCNP
9 25 (16.56%) Active Directory
10 24 (15.89%) TCP/IP
10 24 (15.89%) Telecoms
11 23 (15.23%) ITIL
11 23 (15.23%) Windows
11 23 (15.23%) Palo Alto
12 22 (14.57%) Microsoft 365
13 21 (13.91%) Internet
14 20 (13.25%) CCNA
14 20 (13.25%) Azure
15 19 (12.58%) 5G
15 19 (12.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 19 (12.58%) Service Delivery
16 18 (11.92%) DNS
16 18 (11.92%) DHCP
17 16 (10.60%) Network Management
18 15 (9.93%) Cisco Nexus
18 15 (9.93%) Linux
18 15 (9.93%) BGP

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 (5.30%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.66%) Confluence
2 1 (0.66%) IIS
2 1 (0.66%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.66%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (2.65%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.99%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.32%) AutoCAD
3 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.66%) Carpe Diem
1 1 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 22 (14.57%) Microsoft 365
2 20 (13.25%) Azure
3 8 (5.30%) AWS
4 2 (1.32%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.66%) IaaS
5 1 (0.66%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 53 (35.10%) Firewall
2 47 (31.13%) WAN
3 41 (27.15%) LAN
4 30 (19.87%) VPN
5 25 (16.56%) Network Security
6 24 (15.89%) TCP/IP
7 21 (13.91%) Internet
8 19 (12.58%) 5G
9 18 (11.92%) DHCP
9 18 (11.92%) DNS
10 15 (9.93%) BGP
10 15 (9.93%) Cisco Nexus
11 13 (8.61%) MPLS
11 13 (8.61%) VLAN
12 11 (7.28%) 4G
12 11 (7.28%) Cisco ASA
12 11 (7.28%) OSPF
13 10 (6.62%) Wireless Security
14 9 (5.96%) Cisco ISE
14 9 (5.96%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.65%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.66%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (0.66%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 24 (15.89%) Telecoms
2 12 (7.95%) Finance
3 8 (5.30%) Electronics
4 4 (2.65%) Law
5 3 (1.99%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.99%) Retail
6 2 (1.32%) Public Sector
7 1 (0.66%) Banking
7 1 (0.66%) Billing
7 1 (0.66%) Korean Language
7 1 (0.66%) Legal
7 1 (0.66%) Military
Job Titles
1 43 (28.48%) Network Engineer
2 19 (12.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 14 (9.27%) Analyst
4 12 (7.95%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 11 (7.28%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 10 (6.62%) Design Engineer
6 10 (6.62%) Senior Network Engineer
7 9 (5.96%) Support Engineer
8 8 (5.30%) 3rd Line Support
8 8 (5.30%) Senior Design Engineer
9 7 (4.64%) Consultant
10 6 (3.97%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
10 6 (3.97%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 6 (3.97%) Cisco Engineer
10 6 (3.97%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 6 (3.97%) Infrastructure Support
10 6 (3.97%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
10 6 (3.97%) IT Analyst
10 6 (3.97%) Software Test Engineer
10 6 (3.97%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.99%) JSP
2 2 (1.32%) 802.1X
2 2 (1.32%) Velocity
3 1 (0.66%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 29 (19.21%) Data Centre
2 10 (6.62%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.31%) Algorithms
3 5 (3.31%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.31%) Embedded Systems
4 4 (2.65%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 4 (2.65%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (2.65%) NHS
4 4 (2.65%) Smartphone
5 3 (1.99%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (1.99%) VHDL
6 2 (1.32%) CCTV
6 2 (1.32%) Digital TV
6 2 (1.32%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.32%) User Experience
7 1 (0.66%) Clustering
7 1 (0.66%) CMDB
7 1 (0.66%) EPoS
7 1 (0.66%) PKI
7 1 (0.66%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 23 (15.23%) Windows
2 15 (9.93%) Linux
3 9 (5.96%) Windows Server
4 7 (4.64%) Windows 10
5 4 (2.65%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.99%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.99%) Windows Server 2016
6 3 (1.99%) Windows Server 2019
7 2 (1.32%) Android
7 2 (1.32%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.66%) MVS
8 1 (0.66%) Unix
8 1 (0.66%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (15.23%) ITIL
2 19 (12.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 19 (12.58%) Service Delivery
3 16 (10.60%) Network Management
4 14 (9.27%) Problem-Solving
4 14 (9.27%) Project Delivery
4 14 (9.27%) Service Management
5 13 (8.61%) Signal Processing
6 12 (7.95%) Project Management
7 11 (7.28%) Continuous Improvement
7 11 (7.28%) Information Security
7 11 (7.28%) Presales
8 10 (6.62%) Network Design
9 9 (5.96%) Change Management
9 9 (5.96%) Network Monitoring
10 8 (5.30%) Digital Signal Processing
11 7 (4.64%) Computer Science
11 7 (4.64%) Line Management
11 7 (4.64%) Network Architecture
11 7 (4.64%) Proactive Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 14 (9.27%) C++
2 11 (7.28%) C
3 6 (3.97%) Java
3 6 (3.97%) Python
4 5 (3.31%) MATLAB
5 3 (1.99%) SQL
6 2 (1.32%) C#
6 2 (1.32%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.32%) VB
7 1 (0.66%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.66%) Lua
7 1 (0.66%) Perl
Qualifications
1 32 (21.19%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (19.87%) Degree
3 25 (16.56%) CCNP
4 20 (13.25%) CCNA
5 10 (6.62%) Master's Degree
6 9 (5.96%) CCIE
7 8 (5.30%) Security Cleared
8 7 (4.64%) SC Cleared
9 6 (3.97%) CompTIA Security+
9 6 (3.97%) MOS
10 4 (2.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (1.99%) CCDP
11 3 (1.99%) CISSP
11 3 (1.99%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (1.99%) Network+ Certification
12 2 (1.32%) A+ Certification
12 2 (1.32%) CCIE Security
12 2 (1.32%) CEH
12 2 (1.32%) CISA
12 2 (1.32%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.30%) SLA
2 7 (4.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (3.31%) GDPR
4 4 (2.65%) PCI DSS
5 3 (1.99%) QA
6 1 (0.66%) COBIT
6 1 (0.66%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.66%) Def Stans
6 1 (0.66%) NCSC
6 1 (0.66%) NIST
System Software
1 25 (16.56%) Active Directory
2 14 (9.27%) Firmware
2 14 (9.27%) Hyper-V
3 13 (8.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (3.97%) RHEV
5 2 (1.32%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (1.32%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.66%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.66%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.66%) vSphere
6 1 (0.66%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (2.65%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (1.99%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (1.32%) Ansible
3 2 (1.32%) FlexNet
3 2 (1.32%) Stealthwatch
4 1 (0.66%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (0.66%) SCCM
4 1 (0.66%) SmoothWall
4 1 (0.66%) Terraform
Vendors
1 42 (27.81%) Cisco
2 34 (22.52%) Microsoft
3 23 (15.23%) Palo Alto
4 15 (9.93%) VMware
5 12 (7.95%) CheckPoint
6 10 (6.62%) Aruba
7 9 (5.96%) Meraki
8 8 (5.30%) ServiceNow
8 8 (5.30%) SolarWinds
9 6 (3.97%) Blue Coat
9 6 (3.97%) Keysight
9 6 (3.97%) McAfee
10 5 (3.31%) Citrix
10 5 (3.31%) F5
10 5 (3.31%) Juniper
11 4 (2.65%) Cadence
11 4 (2.65%) Ruckus Wireless
11 4 (2.65%) Sophos
11 4 (2.65%) Symantec
11 4 (2.65%) WatchGuard