Period
to 27 January 2021

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 27 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wireless
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
27 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 199 191 208
Rank change year-on-year -8 +17 -6
Permanent jobs citing Wireless 597 1,223 1,358
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.62% 1.74% 1.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.10% 10.71% 9.91%
Number of salaries quoted 478 952 1,272
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -10.53% -
10th Percentile £25,525 £24,000 £24,888
90th Percentile £67,500 £66,475 £72,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% -

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 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 5,909 11,418 13,706
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 15.99% 16.22% 16.36%
Number of salaries quoted 4,601 8,904 10,644
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.66%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,750 £24,551
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £67,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 27 January 2021.

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 27 January 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
North of England +90 222 £50,000 +38.89% 48
Yorkshire +83 145 £57,500 +91.67% 18
South East -21 138 £47,250 -5.50% 37
South West -7 86 £45,000 +38.46% 22
North West +17 61 £45,000 +20.00% 22
East of England +42 57 £47,500 +5.56% 18
Midlands -57 54 £41,250 +3.13% 21
West Midlands -63 39 £40,000 -5.88% 13
Scotland +20 27 £45,000 -28.00% 4
North East +25 16 £40,000 +29.03% 8
Wales +28 13 £41,250 -8.33% 4
East Midlands +27 13 £42,500 +6.25% 8
Wireless
UK

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Wireless.

1 197 (33.00%) Cisco
2 188 (31.49%) Firewall
3 163 (27.30%) WAN
4 155 (25.96%) LAN
5 126 (21.11%) Windows
6 125 (20.94%) Cisco Certification
7 122 (20.44%) Wi-Fi
8 117 (19.60%) Microsoft
9 110 (18.43%) TCP/IP
10 106 (17.76%) Active Directory
11 91 (15.24%) VPN
11 91 (15.24%) Problem-Solving
12 89 (14.91%) CCNP
13 87 (14.57%) Telecoms
14 83 (13.90%) DNS
15 82 (13.74%) Office 365
16 80 (13.40%) VMware
17 78 (13.07%) C++
18 77 (12.90%) C
19 72 (12.06%) Azure
19 72 (12.06%) Windows Server
20 71 (11.89%) CCNA
21 70 (11.73%) VLAN
22 69 (11.56%) Ethernet
23 66 (11.06%) MPLS
23 66 (11.06%) Cisco ASA
24 65 (10.89%) DHCP
25 64 (10.72%) Network Security
25 64 (10.72%) VMware Infrastructure
25 64 (10.72%) Degree

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 30 (5.03%) SharePoint
2 24 (4.02%) MS Exchange
3 10 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (0.67%) IIS
5 3 (0.50%) Confluence
5 3 (0.50%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.17%) DNN
7 1 (0.17%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.17%) WordPress
Applications
1 29 (4.86%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (2.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (1.68%) SOLIDWORKS
4 6 (1.01%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.84%) AutoCAD
5 5 (0.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (0.84%) Carpe Diem
2 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 82 (13.74%) Office 365
2 72 (12.06%) Azure
3 12 (2.01%) Azure Active Directory
4 10 (1.68%) AWS
5 7 (1.17%) G Suite
5 7 (1.17%) OneDrive
5 7 (1.17%) Power Platform
6 5 (0.84%) AWS IoT
6 5 (0.84%) SaaS
7 4 (0.67%) Amazon Alexa
7 4 (0.67%) PowerApps
8 3 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.50%) IaaS
8 3 (0.50%) PaaS
9 2 (0.34%) GitHub
9 2 (0.34%) Power Automate
10 1 (0.17%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.17%) Cloudflare
10 1 (0.17%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.17%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 188 (31.49%) Firewall
2 163 (27.30%) WAN
3 155 (25.96%) LAN
4 122 (20.44%) Wi-Fi
5 110 (18.43%) TCP/IP
6 91 (15.24%) VPN
7 83 (13.90%) DNS
8 70 (11.73%) VLAN
9 69 (11.56%) Ethernet
10 66 (11.06%) Cisco ASA
10 66 (11.06%) MPLS
11 65 (10.89%) DHCP
12 64 (10.72%) Network Security
13 55 (9.21%) Internet
14 54 (9.05%) BGP
15 46 (7.71%) OSPF
16 39 (6.53%) Bluetooth
17 38 (6.37%) Cisco Nexus
18 35 (5.86%) 5G
19 33 (5.53%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (3.18%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.51%) Amazon RDS
3 6 (1.01%) GIS
4 3 (0.50%) Power BI
5 1 (0.17%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.17%) Redis
5 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (1.34%) JIRA
2 5 (0.84%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.50%) Rational Rhapsody
3 3 (0.50%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (0.34%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.17%) Burp Suite
5 1 (0.17%) GCC
5 1 (0.17%) sqlmap
5 1 (0.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 87 (14.57%) Telecoms
2 40 (6.70%) Finance
3 22 (3.69%) Electronics
4 21 (3.52%) Manufacturing
5 15 (2.51%) Public Sector
6 13 (2.18%) Legal
7 10 (1.68%) Law
8 9 (1.51%) Retail
9 3 (0.50%) Back Office
9 3 (0.50%) Spanish Language
10 2 (0.34%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.17%) Advertising
11 1 (0.17%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.17%) Banking
11 1 (0.17%) Catalan Language
11 1 (0.17%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.17%) Housing Association
11 1 (0.17%) Korean Language
11 1 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 148 (24.79%) Network Engineer
2 53 (8.88%) Design Engineer
3 46 (7.71%) Analyst
4 44 (7.37%) Wireless Engineer
5 40 (6.70%) Software Engineer
5 40 (6.70%) Systems Engineer
6 35 (5.86%) Embedded Engineer
6 35 (5.86%) Senior Network Engineer
7 34 (5.70%) RF Engineer
8 33 (5.53%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 33 (5.53%) Support Engineer
9 32 (5.36%) RF Design Engineer
9 32 (5.36%) Senior Design Engineer
10 27 (4.52%) Senior RF Engineer
11 26 (4.36%) DSP Engineer
11 26 (4.36%) Radio Engineer
11 26 (4.36%) Senior RF Design Engineer
12 25 (4.19%) Senior DSP Engineer
12 25 (4.19%) Trainee
13 24 (4.02%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (7.04%) 802.1X
2 28 (4.69%) HTML
3 21 (3.52%) XMPP
4 18 (3.02%) CSS
5 16 (2.68%) RESTful
6 8 (1.34%) JSP
7 7 (1.17%) .NET
7 7 (1.17%) HTML5
8 6 (1.01%) AngularJS
9 5 (0.84%) React
10 4 (0.67%) Yocto
11 3 (0.50%) .NET Framework
11 3 (0.50%) Middleware
11 3 (0.50%) REST
12 2 (0.34%) EDI
12 2 (0.34%) Jinja
12 2 (0.34%) SOAP
12 2 (0.34%) Spine.js
12 2 (0.34%) Velocity
13 1 (0.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 47 (7.87%) Data Centre
2 43 (7.20%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 29 (4.86%) Algorithms
4 25 (4.19%) Embedded Systems
5 17 (2.85%) Driving Licence
6 16 (2.68%) Analytical Skills
7 14 (2.35%) Device Driver
8 13 (2.18%) Management Information System
9 11 (1.84%) Self-Motivation
10 10 (1.68%) ASTM
10 10 (1.68%) Smartphone
11 7 (1.17%) CCTV
11 7 (1.17%) Mobile App
11 7 (1.17%) Private Cloud
12 6 (1.01%) Clustering
12 6 (1.01%) Greenfield Project
12 6 (1.01%) Internet of Things
12 6 (1.01%) Smart Home
13 5 (0.84%) Digital TV
13 5 (0.84%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 126 (21.11%) Windows
2 72 (12.06%) Windows Server
3 63 (10.55%) Linux
4 41 (6.87%) Windows 10
5 25 (4.19%) Windows Server 2016
6 23 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (2.85%) Windows Server 2019
8 14 (2.35%) Windows 7
8 14 (2.35%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (1.51%) Android
10 6 (1.01%) Apple iOS
10 6 (1.01%) Embedded Linux
11 4 (0.67%) FreeRTOS
12 3 (0.50%) Unix
12 3 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.34%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.17%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.17%) tvOS
14 1 (0.17%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.17%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (15.24%) Problem-Solving
2 59 (9.88%) ITIL
3 55 (9.21%) Cybersecurity
4 50 (8.38%) Software Engineering
5 47 (7.87%) Computer Science
6 38 (6.37%) Network Design
6 38 (6.37%) Presales
7 33 (5.53%) Service Delivery
8 32 (5.36%) Signal Processing
9 29 (4.86%) Penetration Testing
9 29 (4.86%) Project Delivery
10 28 (4.69%) Test Automation
11 26 (4.36%) Agile Software Development
12 24 (4.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 24 (4.02%) Mentoring
12 24 (4.02%) Validation
13 22 (3.69%) Continuous Integration
13 22 (3.69%) Data Security
13 22 (3.69%) Integration Testing
13 22 (3.69%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 78 (13.07%) C++
2 77 (12.90%) C
3 53 (8.88%) Python
4 24 (4.02%) PowerShell
4 24 (4.02%) SQL
5 21 (3.52%) MATLAB
6 19 (3.18%) Java
7 13 (2.18%) C#
8 12 (2.01%) JavaScript
9 11 (1.84%) Embedded C
10 8 (1.34%) PHP
11 7 (1.17%) Bash Shell
12 6 (1.01%) Embedded C++
12 6 (1.01%) TypeScript
13 4 (0.67%) VBScript
14 3 (0.50%) Go
15 2 (0.34%) Perl
15 2 (0.34%) VB
Qualifications
1 125 (20.94%) Cisco Certification
2 89 (14.91%) CCNP
3 71 (11.89%) CCNA
4 64 (10.72%) Degree
5 28 (4.69%) Security Cleared
6 27 (4.52%) Network+ Certification
6 27 (4.52%) PhD
7 22 (3.69%) SC Cleared
8 21 (3.52%) CompTIA Security+
8 21 (3.52%) Microsoft Certification
9 19 (3.18%) DBS Check
10 18 (3.02%) A+ Certification
11 16 (2.68%) MCSE
12 13 (2.18%) CISSP
13 11 (1.84%) CCIE
14 10 (1.68%) JNCIP
14 10 (1.68%) Master's Degree
14 10 (1.68%) MCP
15 9 (1.51%) HNC
15 9 (1.51%) Linux+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 20 (3.35%) SLA
2 17 (2.85%) PCI DSS
3 10 (1.68%) GDPR
4 7 (1.17%) QA
5 6 (1.01%) Cyber Essentials
6 5 (0.84%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 5 (0.84%) NIST
7 2 (0.34%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.34%) NCSC
8 1 (0.17%) COBIT
8 1 (0.17%) MISRA
8 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 106 (17.76%) Active Directory
2 64 (10.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (7.04%) Hyper-V
4 32 (5.36%) Firmware
5 10 (1.68%) XenApp
6 7 (1.17%) Docker
6 7 (1.17%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (1.17%) vSphere
7 5 (0.84%) Virtual Servers
7 5 (0.84%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.50%) BitLocker
8 3 (0.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (0.50%) VMware Server
9 2 (0.34%) ProxySG
9 2 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.34%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.17%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.17%) Xen
Systems Management
1 21 (3.52%) FortiGate
2 18 (3.02%) Graylog
2 18 (3.02%) Kibana
3 15 (2.51%) Microsoft Intune
4 12 (2.01%) SCCM
5 8 (1.34%) SmoothWall
6 7 (1.17%) Ansible
6 7 (1.17%) Cisco Prime
7 6 (1.01%) PaperCut
7 6 (1.01%) WSUS
8 4 (0.67%) Cisco CUCM
8 4 (0.67%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (0.67%) SolarWinds Orion
8 4 (0.67%) Stealthwatch
9 2 (0.34%) Cisco UCCX
9 2 (0.34%) FlexNet
9 2 (0.34%) Nessus
9 2 (0.34%) Nmap
9 2 (0.34%) Terraform
9 2 (0.34%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 197 (33.00%) Cisco
2 117 (19.60%) Microsoft
3 80 (13.40%) VMware
4 43 (7.20%) CheckPoint
5 41 (6.87%) HP
6 40 (6.70%) Juniper
6 40 (6.70%) Meraki
7 31 (5.19%) Palo Alto
8 30 (5.03%) Aruba
9 28 (4.69%) Fortinet
10 26 (4.36%) F5
11 21 (3.52%) Veeam
12 20 (3.35%) Citrix
13 16 (2.68%) SolarWinds
14 14 (2.35%) Ruckus Wireless
15 12 (2.01%) Apple
15 12 (2.01%) Google
15 12 (2.01%) SonicWALL
16 11 (1.84%) Dell
17 10 (1.68%) Mitel