Period
to 5 August 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 5 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wireless
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
5 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 179 192 251
Rank change year-on-year +13 +59 -33
Permanent jobs citing Wireless 651 1,500 1,303
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.78% 1.82% 1.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.74% 10.30% 8.46%
Number of salaries quoted 539 1,218 1,194
Median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £26,250 £21,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £67,500 £70,000
UK median annual salary £51,000 £45,000 £49,000
% change year-on-year +13.33% -8.16% +8.89%

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 UK excluding London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 6,061 14,570 15,400
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 16.53% 17.71% 15.83%
Number of salaries quoted 4,647 10,570 11,978
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,750 £23,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -3.23% +3.33%

Wireless
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Wireless as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Wireless in the UK excluding London

Wireless
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Wireless in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Wireless in the UK excluding London

Wireless
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Wireless in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 5 August 2020.

Salary histogram for Wireless in the UK excluding London

Wireless
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Wireless within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 5 August 2020. 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
South East +25 174 £52,500 +10.53% 41
North of England +21 169 £50,500 +48.18% 29
East of England +51 92 £42,500 -15.00% 20
North West +51 91 £52,500 +23.53% 14
Midlands -12 85 £43,250 +1.76% 18
South West +52 79 £42,500 +21.43% 14
Yorkshire +3 67 £50,000 +117.39% 11
West Midlands -4 67 £41,598 -5.46% 7
Scotland +92 35 £50,000 -20.00% 9
Wales +34 18 £36,000 -10.00% 5
East Midlands +9 17 £43,750 +12.90% 10
North East +8 11 £40,000 -28.89% 4
Northern Ireland +8 1 £50,000 +25.00% 1
Wireless
UK

For the 6 months to 5 August 2020, 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Wireless.

1 326 (50.08%) Cisco
2 319 (49.00%) Firewall
3 263 (40.40%) WAN
4 252 (38.71%) LAN
5 205 (31.49%) Cisco Certification
6 161 (24.73%) Windows
7 156 (23.96%) VPN
8 150 (23.04%) Microsoft
9 132 (20.28%) CCNP
10 128 (19.66%) CCNA
11 126 (19.35%) MPLS
12 119 (18.28%) Data Centre
13 116 (17.82%) TCP/IP
14 112 (17.20%) VMware
15 103 (15.82%) Active Directory
15 103 (15.82%) Cisco ASA
16 100 (15.36%) Office 365
16 100 (15.36%) OSPF
17 98 (15.05%) VMware Infrastructure
18 95 (14.59%) BGP
19 91 (13.98%) CheckPoint
19 91 (13.98%) Cisco Nexus
20 89 (13.67%) Palo Alto
21 86 (13.21%) DHCP
22 85 (13.06%) DNS
22 85 (13.06%) Network Security
23 84 (12.90%) Problem-Solving
24 83 (12.75%) VLAN
25 82 (12.60%) Linux
25 82 (12.60%) ITIL

Wireless
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 29 (4.45%) SharePoint
2 21 (3.23%) IIS
3 19 (2.92%) MS Exchange
4 15 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (1.84%) Confluence
6 11 (1.69%) Skype for Business
7 7 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (0.61%) IBM Notes
8 4 (0.61%) OpenStack
Applications
1 57 (8.76%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.23%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.46%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.61%) Infor M3
2 3 (0.46%) assyst
2 3 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.15%) C-CURE
Cloud Services
1 100 (15.36%) Office 365
2 73 (11.21%) Azure
3 23 (3.53%) AWS
4 20 (3.07%) Azure Active Directory
5 14 (2.15%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (1.38%) GitHub
7 8 (1.23%) OneDrive
8 7 (1.08%) PaaS
9 5 (0.77%) GCP
10 4 (0.61%) IaaS
11 3 (0.46%) AWS IoT
11 3 (0.46%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 3 (0.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 2 (0.31%) Power Automate
12 2 (0.31%) Power Platform
12 2 (0.31%) PowerApps
12 2 (0.31%) Route 53
12 2 (0.31%) SaaS
13 1 (0.15%) Dynamics 365
13 1 (0.15%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 319 (49.00%) Firewall
2 263 (40.40%) WAN
3 252 (38.71%) LAN
4 156 (23.96%) VPN
5 126 (19.35%) MPLS
6 116 (17.82%) TCP/IP
7 103 (15.82%) Cisco ASA
8 100 (15.36%) OSPF
9 95 (14.59%) BGP
10 91 (13.98%) Cisco Nexus
11 86 (13.21%) DHCP
12 85 (13.06%) DNS
12 85 (13.06%) Network Security
13 83 (12.75%) VLAN
14 82 (12.60%) Wi-Fi
15 79 (12.14%) VoIP
16 69 (10.60%) SAN
17 63 (9.68%) Cisco Wireless
17 63 (9.68%) EIGRP
18 55 (8.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (1.23%) SQL Server
2 5 (0.77%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (0.31%) MySQL
3 2 (0.31%) Power BI
4 1 (0.15%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.15%) Big Data
4 1 (0.15%) Cosmos DB
4 1 (0.15%) DB2
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 23 (3.53%) JIRA
2 21 (3.23%) Git (software)
3 10 (1.54%) Jenkins
4 9 (1.38%) GCC
5 8 (1.23%) Eclipse
6 3 (0.46%) GitLab
7 2 (0.31%) Subversion
7 2 (0.31%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.15%) Android Studio
8 1 (0.15%) CMake
8 1 (0.15%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.15%) SCons
8 1 (0.15%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 72 (11.06%) Telecoms
2 37 (5.68%) Finance
3 25 (3.84%) Electronics
4 16 (2.46%) Retail
5 15 (2.30%) Public Sector
6 12 (1.84%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.08%) Automotive
7 7 (1.08%) Law
8 6 (0.92%) Aerospace
9 5 (0.77%) Marketing
10 4 (0.61%) Advertising
11 3 (0.46%) Back Office
11 3 (0.46%) Banking
11 3 (0.46%) Games
11 3 (0.46%) Legal
11 3 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.31%) Billing
12 2 (0.31%) Local Government
12 2 (0.31%) Military
12 2 (0.31%) Police
Job Titles
1 230 (35.33%) Network Engineer
2 66 (10.14%) Analyst
3 61 (9.37%) Support Engineer
4 59 (9.06%) Senior Network Engineer
5 47 (7.22%) IT Engineer
6 41 (6.30%) Cisco Engineer
7 38 (5.84%) Network Support
8 34 (5.22%) IT Support
8 34 (5.22%) Network Analyst
8 34 (5.22%) Software Engineer
9 33 (5.07%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 33 (5.07%) Security Engineer
10 31 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 30 (4.61%) Network Support Engineer
12 29 (4.45%) Embedded Engineer
13 25 (3.84%) Architect
13 25 (3.84%) Consultant
14 24 (3.69%) 3rd Line Support
14 24 (3.69%) Network Security Engineer
14 24 (3.69%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (4.61%) 802.1X
2 19 (2.92%) .NET
3 12 (1.84%) HTML
4 11 (1.69%) React
5 10 (1.54%) CSS
6 9 (1.38%) AngularJS
7 8 (1.23%) RESTful
7 8 (1.23%) XMPP
8 5 (0.77%) .NET Framework
8 5 (0.77%) HTML5
9 4 (0.61%) JSON
9 4 (0.61%) Middleware
10 3 (0.46%) Ember.js
10 3 (0.46%) jQuery
10 3 (0.46%) Laravel
10 3 (0.46%) LDAP
10 3 (0.46%) REST
10 3 (0.46%) Vue.js
11 2 (0.31%) Web Services
12 1 (0.15%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 119 (18.28%) Data Centre
2 42 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (4.92%) Management Information System
4 29 (4.45%) Driving Licence
5 23 (3.53%) Self-Motivation
6 21 (3.23%) User Experience
7 20 (3.07%) CCTV
7 20 (3.07%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 18 (2.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 16 (2.46%) Internet of Things
10 13 (2.00%) Embedded Systems
11 12 (1.84%) Video Conferencing
12 10 (1.54%) Algorithms
12 10 (1.54%) Device Driver
13 9 (1.38%) Replication
14 8 (1.23%) ASIC
14 8 (1.23%) PKI
14 8 (1.23%) Security Operations Centre
14 8 (1.23%) Smart Meter
15 7 (1.08%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 161 (24.73%) Windows
2 82 (12.60%) Linux
3 77 (11.83%) Windows Server
4 40 (6.14%) Windows 10
5 31 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 29 (4.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 25 (3.84%) Windows Server 2016
8 18 (2.76%) Android
9 17 (2.61%) Windows 7
10 16 (2.46%) Windows Server 2019
11 13 (2.00%) Apple iOS
11 13 (2.00%) Unix
12 9 (1.38%) CentOS
12 9 (1.38%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (0.77%) Debian
13 5 (0.77%) Solaris
13 5 (0.77%) Windows 8
14 4 (0.61%) Windows XP
15 3 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (0.46%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (12.90%) Problem-Solving
2 82 (12.60%) ITIL
3 54 (8.29%) Disaster Recovery
4 50 (7.68%) Project Management
4 50 (7.68%) Software Engineering
5 45 (6.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 41 (6.30%) Agile Software Development
7 40 (6.14%) Cybersecurity
8 38 (5.84%) Mentoring
8 38 (5.84%) Stakeholder Management
9 37 (5.68%) Network Design
10 34 (5.22%) Presales
11 33 (5.07%) Information Security
12 32 (4.92%) Load Balancing
12 32 (4.92%) Network Management
13 31 (4.76%) Computer Science
14 30 (4.61%) Incident Management
15 29 (4.45%) Service Delivery
16 27 (4.15%) Server Management
17 24 (3.69%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 77 (11.83%) C
2 66 (10.14%) C++
3 45 (6.91%) Python
4 34 (5.22%) SQL
5 27 (4.15%) Embedded C
6 18 (2.76%) JavaScript
7 11 (1.69%) Java
8 10 (1.54%) PHP
8 10 (1.54%) PowerShell
9 8 (1.23%) C#
9 8 (1.23%) Embedded C++
10 7 (1.08%) Assembly Language
11 5 (0.77%) Bash Shell
12 4 (0.61%) MATLAB
12 4 (0.61%) Perl
13 3 (0.46%) ES6
14 2 (0.31%) Go
14 2 (0.31%) R
15 1 (0.15%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 205 (31.49%) Cisco Certification
2 132 (20.28%) CCNP
3 128 (19.66%) CCNA
4 70 (10.75%) Degree
5 43 (6.61%) Microsoft Certification
6 35 (5.38%) MCSE
7 33 (5.07%) CCIE
8 29 (4.45%) Security Cleared
9 23 (3.53%) SC Cleared
10 14 (2.15%) CCIE Routing and Switching
10 14 (2.15%) Computer Science Degree
11 12 (1.84%) CCDP
11 12 (1.84%) MCSA
12 11 (1.69%) RHCSA
13 10 (1.54%) CWNA
14 9 (1.38%) CEH
14 9 (1.38%) MBCS
14 9 (1.38%) MCP
15 8 (1.23%) CISSP
15 8 (1.23%) LPIC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (8.14%) SLA
2 19 (2.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (2.46%) PCI DSS
4 9 (1.38%) NIST
5 8 (1.23%) NCSC
6 5 (0.77%) GDPR
7 4 (0.61%) PMO
8 3 (0.46%) GxP
8 3 (0.46%) MISRA
8 3 (0.46%) QA
9 2 (0.31%) ISO 22301
9 2 (0.31%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.15%) IEC 61508
10 1 (0.15%) JTAG
System Software
1 103 (15.82%) Active Directory
2 98 (15.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 67 (10.29%) Hyper-V
4 36 (5.53%) Firmware
5 25 (3.84%) Virtual Servers
6 19 (2.92%) Virtual Machines
6 19 (2.92%) vSphere
7 18 (2.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 10 (1.54%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.46%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (0.46%) VMware NSX
10 2 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.15%) NFS
11 1 (0.15%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.15%) XenApp
11 1 (0.15%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 40 (6.14%) FortiGate
2 33 (5.07%) Cisco Prime
3 18 (2.76%) SCCM
4 16 (2.46%) Ansible
5 11 (1.69%) Cisco CUCM
6 6 (0.92%) Cisco CME
6 6 (0.92%) WSUS
7 5 (0.77%) SCVMM
7 5 (0.77%) SolarWinds Orion
8 4 (0.61%) Cisco UCCX
8 4 (0.61%) Microsoft Intune
9 3 (0.46%) Amdocs OSS
9 3 (0.46%) Icinga
9 3 (0.46%) Observium
9 3 (0.46%) Stealthwatch
9 3 (0.46%) Terraform
9 3 (0.46%) vCenter Server
10 2 (0.31%) Kubernetes
10 2 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.31%) Puppet
Vendors
1 326 (50.08%) Cisco
2 150 (23.04%) Microsoft
3 112 (17.20%) VMware
4 91 (13.98%) CheckPoint
5 89 (13.67%) Palo Alto
6 70 (10.75%) Meraki
7 56 (8.60%) Fortinet
8 54 (8.29%) Juniper
9 51 (7.83%) SolarWinds
10 49 (7.53%) HP
11 39 (5.99%) Citrix
12 38 (5.84%) F5
13 27 (4.15%) Aruba
14 21 (3.23%) NetApp
14 21 (3.23%) ServiceNow
15 19 (2.92%) Ruckus Wireless
16 15 (2.30%) Veeam
17 13 (2.00%) SonicWALL
18 11 (1.69%) Riverbed
19 10 (1.54%) Ekahau