Period
to 15 December 2019

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 15 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wireless
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
15 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 188 234 211
Rank change year-on-year +46 -23 +10
Permanent jobs citing Wireless 1,344 1,264 1,644
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.79% 1.44% 1.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.84% 8.91% 9.94%
Number of salaries quoted 932 1,037 1,382
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.78% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £23,500 £25,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £61,250 £71,250 £65,000
UK median annual salary £43,376 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year -8.68% - +5.56%

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 12,394 14,189 16,533
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 16.54% 16.13% 16.34%
Number of salaries quoted 9,416 10,930 13,315
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £24,500 £24,250 £23,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £63,750
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

Wireless
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Wireless as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Wireless in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 15 December 2019.

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 15 December 2019. 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 +18 396 £48,000 +6.67% 132
Midlands +75 290 £40,500 -4.71% 51
North of England +44 252 £32,500 -18.75% 74
West Midlands +91 232 £41,500 -4.44% 33
South West +67 188 £32,750 -19.63% 46
East of England +6 128 £45,000 - 68
Yorkshire +73 125 £28,000 -20.00% 30
North West +15 118 £37,000 -17.78% 32
East Midlands -3 58 £40,000 -3.61% 18
Scotland +20 48 £62,500 -5.66% 22
Wales +24 33 £42,500 +10.39% 3
Northern Ireland +15 9 £37,500 +36.36% 3
North East +5 9 £29,000 -53.60% 12
Wireless
UK

For the 6 months to 15 December 2019, 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.

1 581 (43.23%) Cisco
2 507 (37.72%) Firewall
3 423 (31.47%) LAN
3 423 (31.47%) WAN
4 408 (30.36%) Microsoft
5 392 (29.17%) Cisco Certification
5 392 (29.17%) Windows
6 286 (21.28%) Active Directory
6 286 (21.28%) Telecoms
7 270 (20.09%) Data Centre
8 253 (18.82%) CCNP
9 250 (18.60%) VPN
10 246 (18.30%) DNS
10 246 (18.30%) VMware
11 244 (18.15%) ITIL
12 218 (16.22%) CCNA
12 218 (16.22%) Problem-Solving
13 208 (15.48%) Degree
14 200 (14.88%) Windows Server
15 198 (14.73%) VMware Infrastructure
15 198 (14.73%) DHCP
16 194 (14.43%) Office 365
17 186 (13.84%) TCP/IP
18 168 (12.50%) Linux
19 164 (12.20%) VoIP
20 162 (12.05%) Cisco ASA
21 158 (11.76%) Azure
22 148 (11.01%) Meraki
23 144 (10.71%) CCTV
23 144 (10.71%) Network Security

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 95 (7.07%) MS Exchange
2 47 (3.50%) SharePoint
3 33 (2.46%) Exchange Server 2013
3 33 (2.46%) Skype for Business
4 29 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2010
5 19 (1.41%) IIS
6 11 (0.82%) SharePoint 2010
6 11 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
7 6 (0.45%) Confluence
8 5 (0.37%) SAS
9 4 (0.30%) IBM Notes
10 3 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.15%) CMS
Applications
1 116 (8.63%) Microsoft Office
2 46 (3.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 39 (2.90%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.22%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.074%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.074%) GNU Octave
7 1 (0.074%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.37%) NetSuite
2 4 (0.30%) Cisco SocialMiner
2 4 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.15%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.074%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 194 (14.43%) Office 365
2 158 (11.76%) Azure
3 80 (5.95%) AWS
4 38 (2.83%) SaaS
5 26 (1.93%) IaaS
6 23 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
7 20 (1.49%) PaaS
8 10 (0.74%) Mimecast
8 10 (0.74%) OneDrive
9 9 (0.67%) Azure Active Directory
10 6 (0.45%) GitHub
10 6 (0.45%) IBM Cloud
10 6 (0.45%) SoftLayer
11 4 (0.30%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 3 (0.22%) AWS CodePipeline
12 3 (0.22%) Dynamics 365
12 3 (0.22%) GCP
12 3 (0.22%) Yammer
13 2 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Cloud
14 1 (0.074%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 507 (37.72%) Firewall
2 423 (31.47%) LAN
2 423 (31.47%) WAN
3 250 (18.60%) VPN
4 246 (18.30%) DNS
5 198 (14.73%) DHCP
6 186 (13.84%) TCP/IP
7 164 (12.20%) VoIP
8 162 (12.05%) Cisco ASA
9 144 (10.71%) Network Security
10 140 (10.42%) OSPF
11 139 (10.34%) BGP
12 134 (9.97%) Internet
13 129 (9.60%) Wi-Fi
14 124 (9.23%) MPLS
15 112 (8.33%) SAN
16 98 (7.29%) VLAN
17 87 (6.47%) Cisco Nexus
18 74 (5.51%) IPsec
19 70 (5.21%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (3.72%) SQL Server
2 8 (0.60%) Crystal Reports
3 7 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (0.30%) MySQL
5 2 (0.15%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.15%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.074%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (0.074%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.074%) Big Data
6 1 (0.074%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.074%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.074%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 22 (1.64%) Git (software)
2 15 (1.12%) Jenkins
3 11 (0.82%) JIRA
3 11 (0.82%) Rational DOORS
3 11 (0.82%) Rational Quality Manager
3 11 (0.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 10 (0.74%) Hudson
5 5 (0.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (0.37%) AutoIt
5 5 (0.37%) Chocolatey
5 5 (0.37%) Katalon Studio
5 5 (0.37%) TeamCity
6 4 (0.30%) GitLab
7 3 (0.22%) LabVIEW
8 2 (0.15%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (0.15%) Subversion
8 2 (0.15%) TestRail
9 1 (0.074%) Appium
9 1 (0.074%) Burp Suite
9 1 (0.074%) Rational Team Concert
General
1 286 (21.28%) Telecoms
2 88 (6.55%) Electronics
3 86 (6.40%) Finance
4 65 (4.84%) Retail
5 56 (4.17%) Public Sector
6 36 (2.68%) Manufacturing
7 30 (2.23%) Marketing
8 17 (1.26%) German Language
9 16 (1.19%) Aerospace
9 16 (1.19%) Banking
9 16 (1.19%) Italian Language
10 14 (1.04%) Automotive
11 13 (0.97%) Avionics
12 11 (0.82%) Legal
13 10 (0.74%) Games
14 8 (0.60%) Police
15 5 (0.37%) Local Government
16 4 (0.30%) Advertising
17 3 (0.22%) Military
17 3 (0.22%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 295 (21.95%) Network Engineer
2 133 (9.90%) Support Engineer
3 103 (7.66%) IT Engineer
4 101 (7.51%) Analyst
5 80 (5.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 78 (5.80%) IT Support
7 67 (4.99%) Senior Network Engineer
8 59 (4.39%) Software Engineer
8 59 (4.39%) Systems Engineer
9 57 (4.24%) IT Support Engineer
10 56 (4.17%) Cisco Engineer
11 48 (3.57%) Consultant
11 48 (3.57%) Embedded Engineer
12 47 (3.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 44 (3.27%) Architect
13 44 (3.27%) Technical Engineer
14 43 (3.20%) Support Analyst
15 39 (2.90%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 36 (2.68%) Technical Support
17 35 (2.60%) Firmware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (1.71%) 802.1X
2 12 (0.89%) Node.js
3 11 (0.82%) .NET
4 10 (0.74%) HTML
4 10 (0.74%) React Native
5 9 (0.67%) JSON
5 9 (0.67%) Natural Language Processing
5 9 (0.67%) TensorFlow
5 9 (0.67%) XMPP
6 8 (0.60%) LDAP
7 6 (0.45%) AngularJS
7 6 (0.45%) CSS
7 6 (0.45%) React
8 4 (0.30%) COM
8 4 (0.30%) Entity Framework
8 4 (0.30%) ONVIF
9 3 (0.22%) ASP.NET
9 3 (0.22%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 3 (0.22%) MAPI
9 3 (0.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 270 (20.09%) Data Centre
2 144 (10.71%) CCTV
3 133 (9.90%) Analytical Skills
4 121 (9.00%) User Experience
5 79 (5.88%) Self-Motivation
6 57 (4.24%) Driving Licence
7 46 (3.42%) Management Information System
8 32 (2.38%) Embedded Systems
9 28 (2.08%) Smartphone
10 25 (1.86%) Smart Meter
10 25 (1.86%) VHDL
10 25 (1.86%) Video Conferencing
11 21 (1.56%) e-Learning
11 21 (1.56%) Greenfield Project
12 20 (1.49%) Private Cloud
13 19 (1.41%) Algorithms
13 19 (1.41%) Clustering
14 17 (1.26%) PKI
15 16 (1.19%) CMDB
15 16 (1.19%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 392 (29.17%) Windows
2 200 (14.88%) Windows Server
3 168 (12.50%) Linux
4 106 (7.89%) Windows 10
5 92 (6.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 72 (5.36%) Windows Server 2012
7 69 (5.13%) Windows 7
8 57 (4.24%) Unix
9 39 (2.90%) Windows 8
10 31 (2.31%) Apple iOS
11 29 (2.16%) Android
12 17 (1.26%) Windows Server 2003
13 10 (0.74%) CatOS
13 10 (0.74%) Debian
14 9 (0.67%) CentOS
14 9 (0.67%) Mac OS
15 8 (0.60%) HPUX
15 8 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 8 (0.60%) Solaris
16 5 (0.37%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 244 (18.15%) ITIL
2 218 (16.22%) Problem-Solving
3 119 (8.85%) Change Management
4 116 (8.63%) Service Management
5 107 (7.96%) Network Management
6 106 (7.89%) Project Management
6 106 (7.89%) Software Engineering
7 105 (7.81%) Agile Software Development
8 100 (7.44%) Mentoring
9 94 (6.99%) Continuous Improvement
9 94 (6.99%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 88 (6.55%) Presales
11 81 (6.03%) Load Balancing
12 79 (5.88%) Network Design
13 76 (5.65%) Incident Management
14 70 (5.21%) Information Security
15 69 (5.13%) Service Delivery
16 68 (5.06%) Network Monitoring
17 65 (4.84%) DevOps
18 64 (4.76%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 123 (9.15%) C
2 97 (7.22%) Python
3 91 (6.77%) C++
4 78 (5.80%) SQL
5 50 (3.72%) PowerShell
6 46 (3.42%) Embedded C
7 21 (1.56%) Java
8 19 (1.41%) Embedded C++
9 12 (0.89%) JavaScript
9 12 (0.89%) MATLAB
10 11 (0.82%) C#
10 11 (0.82%) PHP
10 11 (0.82%) Shell Script
11 9 (0.67%) Perl
12 5 (0.37%) Bash Shell
12 5 (0.37%) ES6
12 5 (0.37%) Go
13 3 (0.22%) F#
14 2 (0.15%) ANSI C
14 2 (0.15%) Scala
Qualifications
1 392 (29.17%) Cisco Certification
2 253 (18.82%) CCNP
3 218 (16.22%) CCNA
4 208 (15.48%) Degree
5 71 (5.28%) Security Cleared
6 65 (4.84%) Microsoft Certification
7 59 (4.39%) CCIE
8 58 (4.32%) SC Cleared
9 45 (3.35%) MCSE
10 41 (3.05%) CCDP
11 39 (2.90%) DBS Check
11 39 (2.90%) HNC
12 32 (2.38%) HND
13 31 (2.31%) CCIE Routing and Switching
14 23 (1.71%) Computer Science Degree
15 22 (1.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 20 (1.49%) MCITP
17 18 (1.34%) CCIE Service Provider
18 17 (1.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
19 16 (1.19%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (7.29%) SLA
2 33 (2.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (1.34%) PCI DSS
4 16 (1.19%) QA
5 14 (1.04%) ISO 9001
6 7 (0.52%) MISRA
7 6 (0.45%) GDPR
7 6 (0.45%) ISO 22301
8 5 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials
9 3 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 3 (0.22%) JTAG
10 2 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.074%) Actionable Recommendations
11 1 (0.074%) DICOM
11 1 (0.074%) ISO 13485
11 1 (0.074%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.074%) PMO
System Software
1 286 (21.28%) Active Directory
2 198 (14.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 123 (9.15%) Hyper-V
4 77 (5.73%) Firmware
5 34 (2.53%) XenApp
6 33 (2.46%) Virtual Servers
7 29 (2.16%) Virtual Machines
7 29 (2.16%) vSphere
8 23 (1.71%) VMware ESXi
9 22 (1.64%) Docker
9 22 (1.64%) XenDesktop
10 13 (0.97%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 7 (0.52%) Virtual Desktop
12 5 (0.37%) VMware Server
13 4 (0.30%) iptables
13 4 (0.30%) VMware NSX
14 3 (0.22%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
14 3 (0.22%) BitLocker
15 2 (0.15%) EMC RecoverPoint
15 2 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 64 (4.76%) SCCM
2 36 (2.68%) Cisco CUCM
3 33 (2.46%) WSUS
4 27 (2.01%) Cisco UCCX
5 24 (1.79%) Cisco Prime
6 20 (1.49%) vCenter Server
7 18 (1.34%) Microsoft Clustering
8 14 (1.04%) SolarWinds Orion
9 13 (0.97%) Ansible
10 12 (0.89%) Stealthwatch
11 10 (0.74%) Backup Exec
12 9 (0.67%) Netcool
12 9 (0.67%) Norton AntiVirus
12 9 (0.67%) TeMIP
13 8 (0.60%) PaperCut
14 6 (0.45%) FortiGate
15 5 (0.37%) Nessus
15 5 (0.37%) SCOM
16 4 (0.30%) Cisco UCCE
16 4 (0.30%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 581 (43.23%) Cisco
2 408 (30.36%) Microsoft
3 246 (18.30%) VMware
4 148 (11.01%) Meraki
5 121 (9.00%) Citrix
6 101 (7.51%) SolarWinds
7 98 (7.29%) CheckPoint
7 98 (7.29%) HP
8 94 (6.99%) Juniper
9 90 (6.70%) Palo Alto
10 85 (6.32%) F5
11 65 (4.84%) Dell
12 55 (4.09%) Aruba
13 54 (4.02%) NetApp
14 37 (2.75%) Fortinet
14 37 (2.75%) Huawei
15 33 (2.46%) Veeam
16 31 (2.31%) EMC
17 30 (2.23%) McAfee
17 30 (2.23%) ServiceNow