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

Wireless Fidelity (WiFi)
UK
6 months to
15 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 385 479 478
Rank change year-on-year +94 -1 +95
Permanent jobs citing Wi-Fi 1,196 1,001 1,060
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.79% 0.58% 0.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.25% 3.82% 3.61%
Number of salaries quoted 1,019 923 902
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,950 £22,075 £21,896
90th Percentile £65,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £39,375 £35,000
% change year-on-year +14.29% +12.50% -2.78%

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 22,789 26,235 29,351
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.08% 15.22% 16.76%
Number of salaries quoted 17,842 21,295 23,841
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 15 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Wi-Fi in the UK

Wi-Fi
Top 14 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 15 January 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 +102 1,165 £45,000 +5.88% 216
UK excluding London +94 849 £45,000 +14.29% 179
London +62 337 £50,000 -4.76% 55
North of England +115 296 £45,000 +12.50% 46
South East +44 248 £42,500 +21.43% 43
North West +104 180 £45,000 +4.65% 13
East of England +68 177 £45,000 -10.00% 32
Yorkshire +83 116 £40,200 +10.14% 32
Midlands +49 74 £42,500 +6.25% 23
West Midlands +48 50 £42,500 +21.43% 14
South West -43 34 £37,500 +8.70% 17
East Midlands +8 24 £40,750 +1.88% 9
Scotland +2 16 £42,500 +13.33% 15
Wales -21 4 £33,750 -14.01% 1

For the 6 months to 15 January 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.

1 578 (48.33%) Cisco
2 507 (42.39%) Windows
3 469 (39.21%) Firewall
4 459 (38.38%) LAN
5 450 (37.63%) WAN
6 360 (30.10%) Microsoft
7 315 (26.34%) Network Security
8 278 (23.24%) Cisco Certification
9 276 (23.08%) Active Directory
10 263 (21.99%) Linux
11 248 (20.74%) VMware
12 245 (20.48%) Wireless
13 237 (19.82%) TCP/IP
14 227 (18.98%) Problem-Solving
15 215 (17.98%) Finance
16 211 (17.64%) Information Security
17 206 (17.22%) VMware Infrastructure
18 201 (16.81%) Office 365
19 192 (16.05%) CheckPoint
20 191 (15.97%) DNS
21 190 (15.89%) Windows Server
22 189 (15.80%) VoIP
23 187 (15.64%) SQL
24 186 (15.55%) CCNP
25 179 (14.97%) ITIL
26 174 (14.55%) CCNA
27 172 (14.38%) VPN
28 169 (14.13%) Data Centre
29 159 (13.29%) Disaster Recovery
30 152 (12.71%) Mentoring

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 78 (6.52%) MS Exchange
2 56 (4.68%) SharePoint
3 36 (3.01%) IIS
4 32 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2010
5 29 (2.42%) Skype for Business
6 18 (1.51%) Apache
7 14 (1.17%) Confluence
8 11 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2013
9 10 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2003
9 10 (0.84%) Tomcat
9 10 (0.84%) WebLogic
10 7 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (0.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 4 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2007
12 3 (0.25%) IBM Domino
13 2 (0.17%) CMS
13 2 (0.17%) Joomla!
13 2 (0.17%) Site Server
14 1 (0.084%) nginx
14 1 (0.084%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 117 (9.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 100 (8.36%) Microsoft Office
3 51 (4.26%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.17%) Adobe Premiere
4 2 (0.17%) AutoCAD
4 2 (0.17%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.17%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.084%) OrCAD
Business Applications
1 6 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.084%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.084%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 201 (16.81%) Office 365
2 111 (9.28%) Amazon AWS
3 94 (7.86%) Microsoft Azure
4 27 (2.26%) G Suite
5 15 (1.25%) Amazon EC2
5 15 (1.25%) Azure Active Directory
6 14 (1.17%) Amazon S3
7 12 (1.00%) IaaS
8 11 (0.92%) Mimecast
9 10 (0.84%) PaaS
9 10 (0.84%) SaaS
10 8 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
10 8 (0.67%) GitHub
11 7 (0.59%) Google Cloud Platform
11 7 (0.59%) Yammer
12 6 (0.50%) OneDrive
13 5 (0.42%) Adobe Creative Cloud
14 4 (0.33%) Akamai
14 4 (0.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 1 (0.084%) Amazon Glacier
Communications & Networking
1 469 (39.21%) Firewall
2 459 (38.38%) LAN
3 450 (37.63%) WAN
4 315 (26.34%) Network Security
5 245 (20.48%) Wireless
6 237 (19.82%) TCP/IP
7 191 (15.97%) DNS
8 189 (15.80%) VoIP
9 172 (14.38%) VPN
10 148 (12.37%) OSPF
11 134 (11.20%) Internet
12 127 (10.62%) DHCP
13 120 (10.03%) Ethernet
14 104 (8.70%) Cisco ASA
15 98 (8.19%) BGP
16 94 (7.86%) MPLS
17 91 (7.61%) Bluetooth
18 78 (6.52%) VLAN
19 65 (5.43%) Wireshark
20 56 (4.68%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (4.60%) SQL Server
2 18 (1.51%) Amazon RDS
3 13 (1.09%) MySQL
4 11 (0.92%) Relational Database
4 11 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (0.50%) Big Data
6 6 (0.50%) Couchbase
7 5 (0.42%) MongoDB
8 4 (0.33%) Redis
8 4 (0.33%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (0.25%) MS Access
9 3 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (0.25%) Power BI
9 3 (0.25%) SQL Server 2000
9 3 (0.25%) SQL Server 2016
9 3 (0.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.17%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.17%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.17%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 30 (2.51%) Git (software)
2 23 (1.92%) JIRA
3 18 (1.51%) LabVIEW
4 8 (0.67%) CocoaPods
5 7 (0.59%) Selenium
6 6 (0.50%) CodeWarrior
6 6 (0.50%) Eclipse
6 6 (0.50%) GCC
7 5 (0.42%) Cucumber
7 5 (0.42%) Subversion
7 5 (0.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 3 (0.25%) Gradle
8 3 (0.25%) MSI
8 3 (0.25%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.17%) Bugzilla
9 2 (0.17%) Dreamweaver
9 2 (0.17%) git-flow
9 2 (0.17%) Jenkins
9 2 (0.17%) Maven
9 2 (0.17%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 215 (17.98%) Finance
2 116 (9.70%) Legal
3 87 (7.27%) Retail
4 83 (6.94%) Telecoms
5 44 (3.68%) Electronics
6 41 (3.43%) Marketing
7 36 (3.01%) Manufacturing
8 26 (2.17%) Banking
9 11 (0.92%) Automotive
10 9 (0.75%) Japanese Language
11 6 (0.50%) Advertising
12 5 (0.42%) Investment Banking
12 5 (0.42%) Multimedia
13 4 (0.33%) Avionics
13 4 (0.33%) Corporate Banking
14 3 (0.25%) Aerospace
14 3 (0.25%) Military
14 3 (0.25%) Publishing
15 2 (0.17%) Back Office
16 1 (0.084%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 296 (24.75%) Analyst
2 228 (19.06%) Network Engineer
3 165 (13.80%) Security Analyst
4 123 (10.28%) IT Analyst
5 111 (9.28%) IT Security Analyst
6 109 (9.11%) Senior Analyst
7 106 (8.86%) Senior IT Security Analyst
7 106 (8.86%) Senior Security Analyst
8 85 (7.11%) Support Engineer
9 83 (6.94%) Network Analyst
10 77 (6.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 56 (4.68%) Security Engineer
12 55 (4.60%) Support Analyst
13 52 (4.35%) IT Support
13 52 (4.35%) Senior Network Engineer
14 48 (4.01%) IT Engineer
15 46 (3.85%) Administrator
16 45 (3.76%) Network Security Analyst
17 44 (3.68%) Cisco Engineer
18 43 (3.60%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (3.60%) 802.1X
2 42 (3.51%) JSON
3 17 (1.42%) HTML
3 17 (1.42%) XML
4 16 (1.34%) REST
5 11 (0.92%) CSS
5 11 (0.92%) RESTful
6 9 (0.75%) Dagger
6 9 (0.75%) Node.js
6 9 (0.75%) RxJava
6 9 (0.75%) Yocto
7 8 (0.67%) Cocoa
7 8 (0.67%) Cocoa Touch
7 8 (0.67%) Core Animation
7 8 (0.67%) Core Data
7 8 (0.67%) React
7 8 (0.67%) ReactiveCocoa
7 8 (0.67%) RxSwift
8 7 (0.59%) Ajax
8 7 (0.59%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 169 (14.13%) Data Centre
2 136 (11.37%) Management Information System
3 108 (9.03%) Self-Motivation
4 106 (8.86%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 104 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
6 50 (4.18%) Video Conferencing
7 23 (1.92%) Security Operations Centre
8 22 (1.84%) User Experience
9 20 (1.67%) Driving Licence
10 17 (1.42%) Replication
11 16 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
12 14 (1.17%) Embedded Systems
12 14 (1.17%) Fintech
13 13 (1.09%) Linux Command Line
13 13 (1.09%) Robotics
13 13 (1.09%) Virtual Team
14 11 (0.92%) Clustering
15 9 (0.75%) Data Protection Act
15 9 (0.75%) EPoS
16 8 (0.67%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 507 (42.39%) Windows
2 263 (21.99%) Linux
3 190 (15.89%) Windows Server
4 146 (12.21%) Windows 10
5 106 (8.86%) Windows 7
6 105 (8.78%) Windows Server 2012
7 77 (6.44%) Windows Server 2008
8 47 (3.93%) Windows 8
9 42 (3.51%) Mac OS X
10 29 (2.42%) Unix
11 28 (2.34%) Android
12 20 (1.67%) CentOS
13 17 (1.42%) Ubuntu
14 15 (1.25%) Apple iOS
14 15 (1.25%) Windows XP
15 10 (0.84%) Debian
15 10 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
16 9 (0.75%) FreeRTOS
16 9 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 9 (0.75%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 227 (18.98%) Problem-Solving
2 211 (17.64%) Information Security
3 179 (14.97%) ITIL
4 159 (13.29%) Disaster Recovery
5 152 (12.71%) Mentoring
6 145 (12.12%) Network Management
7 140 (11.71%) Business Continuity
8 139 (11.62%) Vulnerability Management
9 133 (11.12%) Data Protection
10 125 (10.45%) Penetration Testing
11 117 (9.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 113 (9.45%) Web Development
13 111 (9.28%) SIEM
14 106 (8.86%) Due Diligence
14 106 (8.86%) Risk Analysis
14 106 (8.86%) Scenario Testing
14 106 (8.86%) Threat Analysis
15 92 (7.69%) IT Strategy
16 75 (6.27%) Kalman Filter
17 73 (6.10%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 187 (15.64%) SQL
2 103 (8.61%) Python
3 79 (6.61%) C
4 64 (5.35%) PowerShell
5 48 (4.01%) C++
6 45 (3.76%) Perl
7 29 (2.42%) JavaScript
8 23 (1.92%) Shell Script
9 21 (1.76%) PHP
9 21 (1.76%) VB
10 19 (1.59%) Bash Shell
10 19 (1.59%) Java
11 10 (0.84%) C#
11 10 (0.84%) Embedded C
12 8 (0.67%) Apple Swift
12 8 (0.67%) Objective-C
13 6 (0.50%) Embedded C++
13 6 (0.50%) R
14 5 (0.42%) Assembly Language
14 5 (0.42%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 278 (23.24%) Cisco Certification
2 186 (15.55%) CCNP
3 174 (14.55%) CCNA
4 136 (11.37%) Degree
5 109 (9.11%) CISSP
6 106 (8.86%) CREST Certified
6 106 (8.86%) SANS
7 55 (4.60%) Security Cleared
8 52 (4.35%) CCSA
9 51 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
10 48 (4.01%) SC Cleared
11 42 (3.51%) Computer Science Degree
12 37 (3.09%) MCSE
13 36 (3.01%) CCIE
14 28 (2.34%) A+ Certification
15 22 (1.84%) MCP
16 19 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
17 14 (1.17%) JNCIA
18 13 (1.09%) CCDP
18 13 (1.09%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 151 (12.63%) GDPR
2 141 (11.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 126 (10.54%) PCI DSS
4 71 (5.94%) SLA
5 30 (2.51%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 25 (2.09%) QA
7 15 (1.25%) Cyber Essentials
7 15 (1.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (0.50%) ISO 9001
9 4 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 3 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 3 (0.25%) PMO
11 2 (0.17%) COBIT
11 2 (0.17%) SAS 70
System Software
1 276 (23.08%) Active Directory
2 206 (17.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 71 (5.94%) Hyper-V
4 65 (5.43%) Firmware
5 29 (2.42%) VMware ESXi
6 16 (1.34%) XenApp
7 13 (1.09%) Docker
8 12 (1.00%) vSphere
9 11 (0.92%) Virtual Machines
10 10 (0.84%) LXC
11 9 (0.75%) Virtual Servers
12 8 (0.67%) ProxySG
13 7 (0.59%) VMware Server
14 6 (0.50%) KVM
14 6 (0.50%) Terminal Services
14 6 (0.50%) VMware NSX
15 4 (0.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 4 (0.33%) Virtual Desktop
16 3 (0.25%) DFS Replication
16 3 (0.25%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 50 (4.18%) SCCM
2 47 (3.93%) Stealthwatch
3 18 (1.51%) Norton AntiVirus
4 13 (1.09%) Grafana
5 12 (1.00%) Cisco Prime
5 12 (1.00%) Prometheus
6 11 (0.92%) Backup Exec
6 11 (0.92%) Cisco CUCM
6 11 (0.92%) Cisco IPCC
7 10 (0.84%) FortiGate
7 10 (0.84%) Microsoft Intune
8 9 (0.75%) Nagios
8 9 (0.75%) vCenter Server
9 8 (0.67%) SCOM
9 8 (0.67%) Terraform
10 7 (0.59%) Ansible
10 7 (0.59%) Puppet
10 7 (0.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 7 (0.59%) WSUS
11 6 (0.50%) Cacti
Vendors
1 578 (48.33%) Cisco
2 360 (30.10%) Microsoft
3 248 (20.74%) VMware
4 192 (16.05%) CheckPoint
5 113 (9.45%) Palo Alto
6 107 (8.95%) SolarWinds
7 103 (8.61%) HP
8 92 (7.69%) Juniper
9 89 (7.44%) Aruba
10 83 (6.94%) Meraki
11 64 (5.35%) Citrix
12 63 (5.27%) Symantec
13 62 (5.18%) F5
14 47 (3.93%) Riverbed
15 46 (3.85%) Avaya
16 42 (3.51%) Google
17 31 (2.59%) Apple
17 31 (2.59%) Nokia
18 29 (2.42%) Dell
18 29 (2.42%) Remedy