Period
to 17 September 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Wi-Fi skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Wi-Fi over the 6 months to 17 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wireless Fidelity (WiFi)
UK
6 months to
17 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 416 446 487
Rank change year-on-year +30 +41 +25
Permanent jobs citing Wi-Fi 1,009 1,157 1,025
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.71% 0.69% 0.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.54% 4.63% 3.69%
Number of salaries quoted 838 996 920
UK median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £24,000 £26,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% - +6.25%

Wi-Fi 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 with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 22,210 25,009 27,790
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.66% 14.99% 15.87%
Number of salaries quoted 16,806 19,882 22,542
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

Wi-Fi
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Wi-Fi as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Wi-Fi in the UK

Wi-Fi
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Wi-Fi.

Salary trend for Wi-Fi in the UK

Wi-Fi
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Wi-Fi over the 6 months to 17 September 2019.

Salary histogram for Wi-Fi in the UK

Wi-Fi
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Wi-Fi within the UK over the 6 months to 17 September 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
England +19 937 £40,500 -10.00% 243
UK excluding London +21 705 £40,000 -5.88% 205
London +29 281 £44,000 -12.00% 55
South East +27 234 £45,000 +5.88% 33
North of England -33 136 £35,000 -22.22% 53
East of England +38 120 £35,000 -27.08% 48
Midlands +45 95 £45,000 +12.50% 24
South West +20 75 £39,000 -2.50% 30
Yorkshire +1 73 £35,000 -6.67% 22
West Midlands +45 62 £52,500 +28.05% 12
North West -33 57 £42,500 -5.56% 26
East Midlands +13 32 £37,500 -5.06% 12
Scotland +23 26 £32,000 -1.54% 10
Wales +24 15 £45,000 +12.50% 7
North East +24 9 £35,000 +61.85% 5
Northern Ireland - 9 £40,000 -

For the 6 months to 17 September 2019, IT jobs citing Wi-Fi 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 with a requirement for Wi-Fi.

1 423 (41.92%) LAN
2 405 (40.14%) WAN
3 399 (39.54%) Windows
4 378 (37.46%) Cisco
5 356 (35.28%) Firewall
6 341 (33.80%) Microsoft
7 267 (26.46%) Active Directory
8 263 (26.07%) Office 365
9 260 (25.77%) Cisco Certification
10 208 (20.61%) VMware
10 208 (20.61%) Windows Server
11 187 (18.53%) Wireless
12 185 (18.33%) DNS
13 183 (18.14%) ITIL
14 177 (17.54%) Linux
14 177 (17.54%) CCNP
15 173 (17.15%) VPN
16 168 (16.65%) VoIP
17 165 (16.35%) CCNA
18 162 (16.06%) Microsoft Office
19 150 (14.87%) Azure
19 150 (14.87%) Problem-Solving
20 143 (14.17%) VMware Infrastructure
21 137 (13.58%) Degree
22 135 (13.38%) Windows 10
23 134 (13.28%) TCP/IP
24 132 (13.08%) Data Centre
25 131 (12.98%) DHCP
26 127 (12.59%) Analytical Skills
27 123 (12.19%) Network Security

Wi-Fi
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 80 (7.93%) SharePoint
2 65 (6.44%) MS Exchange
3 42 (4.16%) IIS
4 39 (3.87%) Skype for Business
5 26 (2.58%) Apache
6 23 (2.28%) Exchange Server 2013
7 19 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2010
8 14 (1.39%) Tomcat
9 10 (0.99%) Confluence
9 10 (0.99%) nginx
10 9 (0.89%) CMS
10 9 (0.89%) Smallworld
11 8 (0.79%) Apache Spark
12 4 (0.40%) Alfresco
12 4 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2007
12 4 (0.40%) SAS
12 4 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (0.40%) SharePoint Server
13 3 (0.30%) WebLogic
13 3 (0.30%) WordPress
Applications
1 162 (16.06%) Microsoft Office
2 33 (3.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (2.28%) MS Visio
4 18 (1.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (1.09%) AutoCAD
6 7 (0.69%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.30%) CATIA
7 3 (0.30%) GNU Octave
7 3 (0.30%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 11 (1.09%) Dynamics AX
2 10 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.69%) Q-Pulse
3 7 (0.69%) Sage CRM
4 4 (0.40%) Line 50
4 4 (0.40%) Line 500
4 4 (0.40%) Sage 200
5 2 (0.20%) Retail-J
6 1 (0.099%) Elite 3E
6 1 (0.099%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.099%) Sage X3
6 1 (0.099%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.099%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 1 (0.099%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 263 (26.07%) Office 365
2 150 (14.87%) Azure
3 118 (11.69%) AWS
4 29 (2.87%) SaaS
5 22 (2.18%) IaaS
6 18 (1.78%) Azure Active Directory
6 18 (1.78%) OneDrive
7 16 (1.59%) GCP
8 14 (1.39%) PaaS
9 10 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
10 9 (0.89%) Power Platform
11 8 (0.79%) G Suite
11 8 (0.79%) Mimecast
12 7 (0.69%) Google Play
13 6 (0.59%) Dynamics 365
14 5 (0.50%) Slack
15 4 (0.40%) GitHub
16 3 (0.30%) AWS CodePipeline
17 2 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
18 1 (0.099%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 423 (41.92%) LAN
2 405 (40.14%) WAN
3 356 (35.28%) Firewall
4 187 (18.53%) Wireless
5 185 (18.33%) DNS
6 173 (17.15%) VPN
7 168 (16.65%) VoIP
8 134 (13.28%) TCP/IP
9 131 (12.98%) DHCP
10 123 (12.19%) Network Security
11 105 (10.41%) Internet
12 100 (9.91%) MPLS
13 94 (9.32%) OSPF
14 92 (9.12%) SAN
15 90 (8.92%) BGP
16 87 (8.62%) VLAN
17 70 (6.94%) Cisco ASA
18 64 (6.34%) Bluetooth
19 50 (4.96%) SNMP
20 47 (4.66%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (7.93%) SQL Server
2 30 (2.97%) DB2
3 13 (1.29%) MySQL
4 12 (1.19%) SQL Server 2016
5 11 (1.09%) Big Data
6 9 (0.89%) GIS
6 9 (0.89%) MongoDB
6 9 (0.89%) Power BI
6 9 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (0.69%) SQL Server 2014
7 7 (0.69%) SQL Server 2017
8 6 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (0.59%) Relational Database
9 5 (0.50%) Amazon RDS
9 5 (0.50%) BigQuery
9 5 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (0.40%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (0.30%) FileMaker
11 3 (0.30%) SQL Server 2008
12 1 (0.099%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 29 (2.87%) MSI
2 27 (2.68%) JIRA
3 10 (0.99%) Git (software)
3 10 (0.99%) Visual Studio
4 7 (0.69%) Visual Studio Team System
5 3 (0.30%) Bitbucket Server
6 2 (0.20%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.20%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.20%) LabVIEW
6 2 (0.20%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.099%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.099%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.099%) ClearQuest
7 1 (0.099%) CodeWarrior
7 1 (0.099%) GCC
7 1 (0.099%) GDB
7 1 (0.099%) GoogleTest
7 1 (0.099%) JUnit
7 1 (0.099%) Redmine
7 1 (0.099%) Subversion
General
1 111 (11.00%) Telecoms
2 103 (10.21%) Finance
3 82 (8.13%) Retail
4 51 (5.05%) Manufacturing
5 35 (3.47%) Electronics
6 23 (2.28%) Public Sector
7 17 (1.68%) Marketing
8 12 (1.19%) Law
9 10 (0.99%) Automotive
9 10 (0.99%) Police
10 9 (0.89%) Banking
10 9 (0.89%) Billing
11 7 (0.69%) German Language
12 6 (0.59%) Back Office
12 6 (0.59%) Financial Institution
12 6 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
13 5 (0.50%) Avionics
13 5 (0.50%) French Language
14 4 (0.40%) Aerospace
14 4 (0.40%) Legal
Job Titles
1 211 (20.91%) Network Engineer
2 109 (10.80%) Support Engineer
3 105 (10.41%) Analyst
4 104 (10.31%) IT Support
5 65 (6.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 63 (6.24%) Architect
6 63 (6.24%) Systems Engineer
7 61 (6.05%) IT Engineer
8 44 (4.36%) 2nd Line Support
9 42 (4.16%) IT Manager
10 40 (3.96%) Wireless Engineer
11 39 (3.87%) Senior Network Engineer
12 38 (3.77%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 38 (3.77%) Embedded Engineer
13 35 (3.47%) Network Support
14 34 (3.37%) Administrator
14 34 (3.37%) IT Support Engineer
14 34 (3.37%) Project Manager
15 33 (3.27%) Technical Architect
16 32 (3.17%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (2.08%) 802.1X
2 20 (1.98%) .NET
3 12 (1.19%) Web Services
4 9 (0.89%) Elastic Stack
5 8 (0.79%) jQuery
5 8 (0.79%) Kafka
5 8 (0.79%) NumPy
5 8 (0.79%) XML
6 6 (0.59%) AngularJS
6 6 (0.59%) ASP.NET
6 6 (0.59%) JSON
6 6 (0.59%) Laravel
6 6 (0.59%) React
7 5 (0.50%) LDAP
8 4 (0.40%) KML
8 4 (0.40%) LAMP
8 4 (0.40%) LEMP Stack
8 4 (0.40%) Oracle Fusion
9 3 (0.30%) Dagger
9 3 (0.30%) Retrofit
Miscellaneous
1 132 (13.08%) Data Centre
2 127 (12.59%) Analytical Skills
3 81 (8.03%) Self-Motivation
4 44 (4.36%) Management Information System
4 44 (4.36%) Public Cloud
5 37 (3.67%) Driving Licence
6 32 (3.17%) CCTV
7 28 (2.78%) Embedded Systems
8 23 (2.28%) iPad
8 23 (2.28%) Video Conferencing
9 20 (1.98%) iPhone
9 20 (1.98%) User Experience
10 16 (1.59%) Fibre Optics
10 16 (1.59%) Mobile Computing
10 16 (1.59%) PKI
11 15 (1.49%) Handset
12 14 (1.39%) Mobile App
12 14 (1.39%) Virtual Team
13 13 (1.29%) CESG
13 13 (1.29%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 399 (39.54%) Windows
2 208 (20.61%) Windows Server
3 177 (17.54%) Linux
4 135 (13.38%) Windows 10
5 91 (9.02%) Windows 7
6 84 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 77 (7.63%) Android
8 56 (5.55%) Windows Server 2008
9 38 (3.77%) Apple iOS
10 25 (2.48%) Unix
11 23 (2.28%) Windows 8
12 22 (2.18%) Ubuntu
13 21 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 20 (1.98%) CentOS
15 19 (1.88%) Mac OS X
16 11 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
17 9 (0.89%) Mac OS
18 8 (0.79%) FreeRTOS
19 7 (0.69%) Debian
19 7 (0.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 183 (18.14%) ITIL
2 150 (14.87%) Problem-Solving
3 117 (11.60%) Agile Software Development
4 93 (9.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 79 (7.83%) Project Management
6 75 (7.43%) Migration
7 60 (5.95%) Change Management
8 56 (5.55%) Mentoring
9 54 (5.35%) Kalman Filter
10 50 (4.96%) Service Delivery
11 49 (4.86%) Software Engineering
12 47 (4.66%) Load Balancing
12 47 (4.66%) Network Management
13 46 (4.56%) Presales
14 43 (4.26%) Network Monitoring
14 43 (4.26%) Project Delivery
15 40 (3.96%) Disaster Recovery
16 39 (3.87%) Computer Science
17 35 (3.47%) DevOps
17 35 (3.47%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 62 (6.14%) SQL
2 56 (5.55%) Python
3 53 (5.25%) C
4 41 (4.06%) C++
5 27 (2.68%) Embedded C
6 17 (1.68%) PowerShell
7 14 (1.39%) PHP
8 12 (1.19%) C#
9 10 (0.99%) Bash Shell
9 10 (0.99%) Java
10 9 (0.89%) Ruby
11 8 (0.79%) Embedded C++
11 8 (0.79%) Perl
11 8 (0.79%) Scala
12 5 (0.50%) MATLAB
13 4 (0.40%) JavaScript
13 4 (0.40%) VB
14 2 (0.20%) Objective-C
14 2 (0.20%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.099%) XAML
Qualifications
1 260 (25.77%) Cisco Certification
2 177 (17.54%) CCNP
3 165 (16.35%) CCNA
4 137 (13.58%) Degree
5 58 (5.75%) Microsoft Certification
6 34 (3.37%) AWS Certification
6 34 (3.37%) CCIE
6 34 (3.37%) Security Cleared
7 31 (3.07%) SC Cleared
8 30 (2.97%) TOGAF Certification
9 23 (2.28%) CCDP
10 21 (2.08%) MCSE
11 20 (1.98%) JNCIP
11 20 (1.98%) MCSA
12 14 (1.39%) CWNA
13 13 (1.29%) Computer Science Degree
13 13 (1.29%) ITIL Certification
14 12 (1.19%) CCSE
15 11 (1.09%) JNCIA
16 10 (0.99%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (5.35%) SLA
2 31 (3.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 27 (2.68%) GDPR
4 16 (1.59%) PCI DSS
5 13 (1.29%) QA
6 8 (0.79%) ISO 22301
6 8 (0.79%) ISO 9001
7 7 (0.69%) Cyber Essentials
7 7 (0.69%) PMO
7 7 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.40%) NCSC
9 3 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 3 (0.30%) JTAG
10 1 (0.099%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.099%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 267 (26.46%) Active Directory
2 143 (14.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 121 (11.99%) Hyper-V
4 36 (3.57%) Firmware
5 34 (3.37%) vSphere
6 30 (2.97%) Microsoft App-V
7 19 (1.88%) Virtual Servers
7 19 (1.88%) XenApp
8 17 (1.68%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (0.89%) BitLocker
10 8 (0.79%) Terminal Services
10 8 (0.79%) XenDesktop
11 7 (0.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 7 (0.69%) Virtual Desktop
12 6 (0.59%) Samba
13 5 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
14 3 (0.30%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 2 (0.20%) Docker
16 1 (0.099%) VMware Server
16 1 (0.099%) Xen
Systems Management
1 63 (6.24%) SCCM
2 29 (2.87%) IBM BigFix
3 22 (2.18%) Backup Exec
4 20 (1.98%) WSUS
5 16 (1.59%) SCOM
6 12 (1.19%) Puppet
7 11 (1.09%) Cisco CUCM
8 9 (0.89%) AirWatch
9 8 (0.79%) Ansible
9 8 (0.79%) Cisco Prime
9 8 (0.79%) FortiGate
9 8 (0.79%) vCenter Server
10 7 (0.69%) Microsoft Intune
10 7 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
10 7 (0.69%) Single Sign-On
11 6 (0.59%) SolarWinds Orion
11 6 (0.59%) ZABBIX
12 5 (0.50%) Kubernetes
12 5 (0.50%) Nagios
12 5 (0.50%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 378 (37.46%) Cisco
2 341 (33.80%) Microsoft
3 208 (20.61%) VMware
4 99 (9.81%) Meraki
5 98 (9.71%) Citrix
6 95 (9.42%) HP
7 92 (9.12%) Aruba
8 85 (8.42%) Juniper
9 75 (7.43%) Palo Alto
10 59 (5.85%) F5
11 56 (5.55%) CheckPoint
12 49 (4.86%) Dell
13 45 (4.46%) IBM
14 44 (4.36%) SolarWinds
15 43 (4.26%) Apple
16 42 (4.16%) Google
16 42 (4.16%) Red Hat
17 40 (3.96%) SAP
18 35 (3.47%) Fortinet
18 35 (3.47%) Huawei