Period
to 4 July 2020

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 4 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wireless Fidelity (WiFi)
UK
6 months to
4 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 334 446 483
Rank change year-on-year +112 +37 +6
Permanent jobs citing Wi-Fi 697 982 1,095
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.88% 0.67% 0.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.88% 4.26% 4.08%
Number of salaries quoted 632 831 959
Median annual salary £41,750 £44,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.11% -2.22% +12.50%
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £72,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,965 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -8.32% - +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 11,856 23,032 26,845
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.03% 15.69% 15.12%
Number of salaries quoted 9,254 17,431 21,333
Median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £46,196
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% -0.42% +2.66%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

Wi-Fi
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Wi-Fi in the UK

Wi-Fi
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Wi-Fi.

Salary trend for Wi-Fi in the UK

Wi-Fi
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Wi-Fi over the 6 months to 4 July 2020.

Salary histogram for Wi-Fi in the UK

Wi-Fi
Top 17 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 4 July 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
England +127 664 £40,500 -10.00% 82
UK excluding London +74 399 £38,965 -8.32% 69
London +161 270 £45,000 - 15
South East +63 116 £45,000 - 16
North of England +59 101 £37,500 -16.67% 20
East of England +76 69 £35,000 -10.26% 5
North West +72 57 £41,500 -13.77% 4
Midlands +94 52 £45,000 +4.05% 11
South West +59 45 £32,500 -13.33% 15
Work from Home +81 44 £45,000 -7.69% 5
West Midlands +83 40 £50,000 -2.44% 6
Yorkshire +55 36 £29,000 -31.76% 16
Scotland +74 12 £34,500 +6.15%
East Midlands +50 12 £36,250 +20.83% 5
North East +24 8 £35,000 -
Wales +19 4 £33,000 -26.67% 2
Northern Ireland +18 1 £50,000 +5.26%

For the 6 months to 4 July 2020, 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.

1 320 (45.91%) Firewall
2 317 (45.48%) Cisco
3 252 (36.15%) WAN
4 229 (32.86%) Windows
5 226 (32.42%) LAN
6 218 (31.28%) Microsoft
7 177 (25.39%) Active Directory
8 161 (23.10%) Cisco Certification
9 156 (22.38%) Office 365
10 136 (19.51%) Wireless
11 129 (18.51%) Windows Server
12 127 (18.22%) TCP/IP
13 123 (17.65%) Azure
14 116 (16.64%) Internet
15 114 (16.36%) DNS
16 110 (15.78%) Problem-Solving
17 105 (15.06%) Meraki
18 103 (14.78%) Telecoms
18 103 (14.78%) Finance
19 100 (14.35%) Data Centre
20 96 (13.77%) MPLS
20 96 (13.77%) BGP
20 96 (13.77%) VoIP
21 94 (13.49%) VMware
22 89 (12.77%) DHCP
23 86 (12.34%) AWS
24 84 (12.05%) CCNA
25 81 (11.62%) OSPF
26 79 (11.33%) VPN
26 79 (11.33%) ITIL

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 49 (7.03%) SharePoint
2 47 (6.74%) MS Exchange
3 39 (5.60%) Skype for Business
4 31 (4.45%) Exchange Server 2013
5 22 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2010
6 21 (3.01%) CMS
7 8 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (0.72%) Smallworld
9 4 (0.57%) Confluence
9 4 (0.57%) IIS
10 2 (0.29%) Apache
10 2 (0.29%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.29%) WordPress
11 1 (0.14%) SAS
Applications
1 48 (6.89%) Microsoft Office
2 46 (6.60%) MS Visio
3 45 (6.46%) Microsoft Excel
4 12 (1.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.86%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.57%) Infor M3
2 3 (0.43%) Elite 3E
2 3 (0.43%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.29%) Sage 50
3 2 (0.29%) Shopify
4 1 (0.14%) C-CURE
4 1 (0.14%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 156 (22.38%) Office 365
2 123 (17.65%) Azure
3 86 (12.34%) AWS
4 30 (4.30%) Mimecast
5 26 (3.73%) G Suite
6 15 (2.15%) Azure Active Directory
6 15 (2.15%) GitHub
7 14 (2.01%) OneDrive
8 11 (1.58%) SaaS
9 5 (0.72%) IaaS
9 5 (0.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 4 (0.57%) Amazon S3
10 4 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.57%) Slack
11 3 (0.43%) AWS IoT
11 3 (0.43%) GCP
11 3 (0.43%) Google Analytics
11 3 (0.43%) PaaS
11 3 (0.43%) Route 53
11 3 (0.43%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 320 (45.91%) Firewall
2 252 (36.15%) WAN
3 226 (32.42%) LAN
4 136 (19.51%) Wireless
5 127 (18.22%) TCP/IP
6 116 (16.64%) Internet
7 114 (16.36%) DNS
8 96 (13.77%) BGP
8 96 (13.77%) MPLS
8 96 (13.77%) VoIP
9 89 (12.77%) DHCP
10 81 (11.62%) OSPF
11 79 (11.33%) VPN
12 77 (11.05%) Network Security
13 66 (9.47%) Cisco ASA
14 46 (6.60%) VLAN
15 45 (6.46%) Ethernet
15 45 (6.46%) Unified Communications
16 42 (6.03%) Skype
17 38 (5.45%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (2.58%) SQL Server
2 12 (1.72%) GIS
3 5 (0.72%) MySQL
4 3 (0.43%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 3 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.29%) Big Data
5 2 (0.29%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (0.29%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.29%) MS Access
5 2 (0.29%) Power BI
5 2 (0.29%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.29%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.14%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.14%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (2.30%) Git (software)
1 16 (2.30%) JIRA
2 13 (1.87%) Eclipse
2 13 (1.87%) GCC
3 11 (1.58%) Subversion
4 5 (0.72%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.43%) git-flow
6 2 (0.29%) Charles Proxy
6 2 (0.29%) CocoaPods
6 2 (0.29%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (0.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (0.29%) Xcode
7 1 (0.14%) Selenium
7 1 (0.14%) WebDriver
General
1 103 (14.78%) Finance
1 103 (14.78%) Telecoms
2 26 (3.73%) Retail
3 21 (3.01%) Law
3 21 (3.01%) Public Sector
4 20 (2.87%) Legal
5 15 (2.15%) Electronics
6 9 (1.29%) Financial Institution
6 9 (1.29%) Marketing
7 7 (1.00%) Back Office
7 7 (1.00%) Manufacturing
8 6 (0.86%) Local Government
9 5 (0.72%) Military
10 4 (0.57%) Automotive
10 4 (0.57%) Billing
11 3 (0.43%) Games
12 2 (0.29%) Advertising
12 2 (0.29%) Publishing
13 1 (0.14%) Banking
13 1 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 178 (25.54%) Network Engineer
2 71 (10.19%) Analyst
3 59 (8.46%) IT Support
4 55 (7.89%) Support Engineer
5 47 (6.74%) IT Engineer
6 40 (5.74%) Field Engineer
6 40 (5.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 35 (5.02%) Senior Network Engineer
8 29 (4.16%) Cisco Engineer
8 29 (4.16%) IT Support Engineer
9 28 (4.02%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 25 (3.59%) Software Engineer
11 24 (3.44%) Network Field Engineer
12 23 (3.30%) Network Manager
12 23 (3.30%) Wireless Engineer
13 22 (3.16%) Support Analyst
14 21 (3.01%) Infrastructure Manager
14 21 (3.01%) Installations Engineer
14 21 (3.01%) IT Manager
15 20 (2.87%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (3.16%) .NET
2 17 (2.44%) 802.1X
3 12 (1.72%) Web Services
4 8 (1.15%) RESTful
5 6 (0.86%) WebRTC
6 5 (0.72%) HTML
6 5 (0.72%) LDAP
6 5 (0.72%) XML
7 4 (0.57%) JSON
7 4 (0.57%) Node.js
7 4 (0.57%) Razor View Engine
7 4 (0.57%) WCF
8 3 (0.43%) CSS
8 3 (0.43%) Jest
8 3 (0.43%) Lambda Expressions
8 3 (0.43%) LAMP
8 3 (0.43%) Laravel
8 3 (0.43%) React Native
8 3 (0.43%) Serverless Framework
8 3 (0.43%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 100 (14.35%) Data Centre
2 32 (4.59%) Management Information System
3 30 (4.30%) Video Conferencing
4 28 (4.02%) Self-Motivation
5 27 (3.87%) Analytical Skills
5 27 (3.87%) Fibre Optics
6 25 (3.59%) Driving Licence
7 18 (2.58%) DataPower
8 15 (2.15%) CCTV
8 15 (2.15%) Handset
8 15 (2.15%) Internet of Things
8 15 (2.15%) PKI
9 14 (2.01%) Virtual Team
10 13 (1.87%) iPad
10 13 (1.87%) iPhone
11 10 (1.43%) Embedded Systems
11 10 (1.43%) Private Cloud
12 9 (1.29%) Client/Server
12 9 (1.29%) EPoS
12 9 (1.29%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 229 (32.86%) Windows
2 129 (18.51%) Windows Server
3 77 (11.05%) Linux
4 51 (7.32%) Windows 10
5 38 (5.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 35 (5.02%) Windows 7
7 24 (3.44%) Apple iOS
8 21 (3.01%) Windows Server 2008
9 18 (2.58%) Android
10 17 (2.44%) Windows Server 2019
11 16 (2.30%) Windows Server 2016
12 12 (1.72%) Unix
13 9 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 8 (1.15%) CentOS
14 8 (1.15%) Mac OS X
15 6 (0.86%) Mac OS
15 6 (0.86%) Windows Server 2003
16 5 (0.72%) Embedded Linux
16 5 (0.72%) OpenWrt
17 2 (0.29%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (15.78%) Problem-Solving
2 79 (11.33%) ITIL
3 76 (10.90%) Project Delivery
4 56 (8.03%) Network Design
5 54 (7.75%) Project Management
6 52 (7.46%) Agile Software Development
7 50 (7.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 38 (5.45%) Computer Science
8 38 (5.45%) Load Balancing
9 36 (5.16%) Service Delivery
10 34 (4.88%) Cybersecurity
10 34 (4.88%) Software Engineering
11 31 (4.45%) Network Management
12 30 (4.30%) Information Security
12 30 (4.30%) Presales
13 28 (4.02%) Change Management
13 28 (4.02%) Incident Management
14 27 (3.87%) Validation
14 27 (3.87%) WAN Optimisation
15 26 (3.73%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 45 (6.46%) PowerShell
2 34 (4.88%) Python
3 32 (4.59%) C
4 29 (4.16%) C++
5 28 (4.02%) SQL
6 19 (2.73%) C#
7 16 (2.30%) Embedded C
8 11 (1.58%) JavaScript
9 10 (1.43%) Perl
10 9 (1.29%) Bash Shell
11 5 (0.72%) PHP
12 4 (0.57%) Tcl
12 4 (0.57%) VB.NET
13 3 (0.43%) Java
13 3 (0.43%) TypeScript
13 3 (0.43%) VBScript
14 2 (0.29%) Apple Swift
14 2 (0.29%) Go
14 2 (0.29%) Objective-C
14 2 (0.29%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 161 (23.10%) Cisco Certification
2 84 (12.05%) CCNA
3 76 (10.90%) CCNP
4 62 (8.90%) Degree
5 36 (5.16%) Microsoft Certification
6 27 (3.87%) JNCIA
7 22 (3.16%) JNCIS
8 19 (2.73%) CCDP
9 16 (2.30%) Security Cleared
10 14 (2.01%) MCSE
11 12 (1.72%) CISA
11 12 (1.72%) CISM
11 12 (1.72%) CISSP
11 12 (1.72%) DBS Check
12 11 (1.58%) SC Cleared
13 10 (1.43%) CCIE
14 8 (1.15%) MCSA
15 7 (1.00%) CCDA
15 7 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
15 7 (1.00%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (9.33%) SLA
2 26 (3.73%) GDPR
3 22 (3.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.72%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (0.57%) PMO
5 4 (0.57%) QA
6 2 (0.29%) HIPAA
6 2 (0.29%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 177 (25.39%) Active Directory
2 60 (8.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 59 (8.46%) Hyper-V
4 46 (6.60%) Firmware
5 23 (3.30%) VMware ESXi
6 22 (3.16%) vSphere
7 19 (2.73%) XenApp
8 16 (2.30%) XenDesktop
9 11 (1.58%) VMware Workstation
10 6 (0.86%) BitLocker
10 6 (0.86%) VMware Server
11 5 (0.72%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 4 (0.57%) Docker
12 4 (0.57%) Virtual Servers
13 3 (0.43%) Terminal Services
13 3 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
14 2 (0.29%) NFS
14 2 (0.29%) ProxySG
15 1 (0.14%) Samba
15 1 (0.14%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 39 (5.60%) SCCM
2 20 (2.87%) FortiGate
3 18 (2.58%) Microsoft Intune
4 16 (2.30%) Ansible
5 10 (1.43%) Cisco CUCM
6 8 (1.15%) Cisco Prime
7 5 (0.72%) SolarWinds Orion
7 5 (0.72%) vCenter Server
7 5 (0.72%) WSUS
8 4 (0.57%) Nagios
8 4 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.57%) Puppet
9 3 (0.43%) AirWatch
9 3 (0.43%) Stealthwatch
10 2 (0.29%) Cisco CME
10 2 (0.29%) Failover Clustering
10 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 2 (0.29%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.29%) Single Sign-On
11 1 (0.14%) HP NNM
Vendors
1 317 (45.48%) Cisco
2 218 (31.28%) Microsoft
3 105 (15.06%) Meraki
4 94 (13.49%) VMware
5 71 (10.19%) Juniper
6 69 (9.90%) Palo Alto
7 58 (8.32%) CheckPoint
8 52 (7.46%) Aruba
9 49 (7.03%) HP
10 48 (6.89%) Citrix
11 41 (5.88%) SolarWinds
12 38 (5.45%) Sophos
13 32 (4.59%) BT
14 30 (4.30%) Fortinet
15 26 (3.73%) Apple
15 26 (3.73%) Ekahau
16 24 (3.44%) Ruckus Wireless
17 22 (3.16%) AirMagnet
18 21 (3.01%) F5
18 21 (3.01%) Riverbed