Period
to 20 October 2017

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 20 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wireless Fidelity (WiFi)
UK
6 months to
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 488 473 554
Rank change year-on-year -15 +81 +95
Permanent jobs citing Wi-Fi 1013 1118 1036
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.58% 0.59% 0.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.64% 3.47% 2.82%
Number of salaries quoted 926 960 828
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% +8.42%
10th Percentile £22,500 £23,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £70,000 £67,650
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%

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 27844 32248 36755
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.98% 16.89% 16.75%
Number of salaries quoted 22589 26475 30313
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,875 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 20 October 2017.

Salary histogram for Wi-Fi in the UK

Wi-Fi
Top 15 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 20 October 2017. 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 -13 940 £42,500 - 43
UK excluding London -1 710 £40,000 +6.67% 32
London -3 276 £50,000 - 12
South East +17 197 £39,000 -13.33% 6
North of England -1 153 £37,500 - 7
East of England +1 147 £50,000 +11.11% 8
South West +5 95 £37,000 +23.33% 6
Midlands +2 83 £42,500 +21.43% 4
North West -37 72 £40,000 +6.67% 5
Yorkshire +40 65 £33,952 -3.00% 2
West Midlands +5 48 £42,500 +13.33% 2
East Midlands +17 35 £42,500 +21.43% 2
Wales +22 27 £39,250 +4.67% 1
Scotland +9 19 £40,000 -
North East +29 16 £27,500 -15.38%

For the 6 months to 20 October 2017, IT jobs citing Wi-Fi also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Wi-Fi.

1 411 (40.57%) LAN
2 379 (37.41%) WAN
3 365 (36.03%) Windows
4 348 (34.35%) Cisco
5 345 (34.06%) Firewall
6 269 (26.55%) Microsoft
7 266 (26.26%) Active Directory
8 231 (22.80%) VPN
9 228 (22.51%) Cisco Certification
10 221 (21.82%) Wireless
11 193 (19.05%) ITIL
12 186 (18.36%) VoIP
13 177 (17.47%) Windows Server
14 174 (17.18%) TCP/IP
15 166 (16.39%) VMware
16 163 (16.09%) Degree
17 153 (15.10%) DNS
18 149 (14.71%) Office 365
19 147 (14.51%) Linux
20 140 (13.82%) Data Centre
21 136 (13.43%) Juniper
22 132 (13.03%) C
23 131 (12.93%) CCNP
24 130 (12.83%) Telecoms
25 126 (12.44%) DHCP
25 126 (12.44%) VLAN
26 124 (12.24%) MS Exchange
27 117 (11.55%) BGP
28 116 (11.45%) Citrix
29 115 (11.35%) VMware Infrastructure

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
1 124 (12.24%) MS Exchange
2 63 (6.22%) SharePoint
3 48 (4.74%) Exchange Server 2010
4 38 (3.75%) Skype for Business
5 30 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2013
6 26 (2.57%) IIS
7 11 (1.09%) OpenStack
8 9 (0.89%) Cloud Foundry
9 8 (0.79%) SAS
10 7 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
10 7 (0.69%) Confluence
10 7 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (0.30%) Apache
11 3 (0.30%) CMS
11 3 (0.30%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (0.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.099%) Drupal
13 1 (0.099%) WordPress
13 1 (0.099%) Zimbra
Applications
1 105 (10.37%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (3.06%) Microsoft Project
3 21 (2.07%) Microsoft Excel
4 9 (0.89%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.20%) Autodesk Flame
7 1 (0.099%) OrCAD
7 1 (0.099%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.30%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.20%) Dynamics GP
3 2 (0.20%) Magento
3 2 (0.20%) Sage X3
3 2 (0.20%) Workfront
4 1 (0.099%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.099%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.099%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.099%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 149 (14.71%) Office 365
2 79 (7.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 69 (6.81%) Amazon AWS
4 36 (3.55%) SaaS
5 19 (1.88%) IaaS
6 16 (1.58%) PaaS
7 15 (1.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 13 (1.28%) G Suite
9 10 (0.99%) Amazon S3
10 8 (0.79%) Dropbox
10 8 (0.79%) Slack
11 7 (0.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 7 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
11 7 (0.69%) Amazon Glacier
11 7 (0.69%) Amazon SQS
11 7 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
11 7 (0.69%) AWS CloudTrail
12 6 (0.59%) Azure Active Directory
13 3 (0.30%) Dynamics 365
13 3 (0.30%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 411 (40.57%) LAN
2 379 (37.41%) WAN
3 345 (34.06%) Firewall
4 231 (22.80%) VPN
5 221 (21.82%) Wireless
6 186 (18.36%) VoIP
7 174 (17.18%) TCP/IP
8 153 (15.10%) DNS
9 126 (12.44%) DHCP
9 126 (12.44%) VLAN
10 117 (11.55%) BGP
11 113 (11.15%) MPLS
12 101 (9.97%) OSPF
12 101 (9.97%) SAN
13 91 (8.98%) Bluetooth
14 89 (8.79%) Internet
15 88 (8.69%) Unified Communications
16 85 (8.39%) Cisco ASA
17 79 (7.80%) Cisco Nexus
18 72 (7.11%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (6.12%) SQL Server
2 18 (1.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (0.99%) NoSQL
5 9 (0.89%) Amazon RDS
5 9 (0.89%) Apache Cassandra
6 7 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (0.59%) MySQL
8 5 (0.49%) Big Data
9 4 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.20%) MS Access
10 2 (0.20%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.20%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.20%) SQL Server 2014
11 1 (0.099%) Couchbase
11 1 (0.099%) Crystal Reports
11 1 (0.099%) Ingres
11 1 (0.099%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.099%) Oracle Exadata
11 1 (0.099%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (1.78%) Git (software)
2 16 (1.58%) Jenkins
3 11 (1.09%) JIRA
3 11 (1.09%) Subversion
4 9 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (0.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 4 (0.39%) Geb
6 4 (0.39%) IntelliJ
6 4 (0.39%) JMeter
6 4 (0.39%) PHPUnit
6 4 (0.39%) Robot Framework
6 4 (0.39%) Selenium
6 4 (0.39%) TestRail
6 4 (0.39%) WebDriver
7 3 (0.30%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.30%) Vagrant
8 2 (0.20%) Hudson
8 2 (0.20%) Rational Rhapsody
8 2 (0.20%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.099%) Bugzilla
General
1 130 (12.83%) Telecoms
2 95 (9.38%) Finance
3 61 (6.02%) Electronics
4 31 (3.06%) Retail
5 29 (2.86%) Manufacturing
6 21 (2.07%) Marketing
7 15 (1.48%) Advertising
7 15 (1.48%) Back Office
8 11 (1.09%) Financial Institution
9 10 (0.99%) Banking
9 10 (0.99%) Military
10 9 (0.89%) Aerospace
10 9 (0.89%) Law
11 6 (0.59%) Automotive
12 5 (0.49%) Games
12 5 (0.49%) Local Government
12 5 (0.49%) Mandarin Language
13 4 (0.39%) Spanish Language
14 3 (0.30%) French Language
14 3 (0.30%) German Language
Job Titles
1 201 (19.84%) Network Engineer
2 112 (11.06%) Support Engineer
3 86 (8.49%) IT Support
4 85 (8.39%) Analyst
5 74 (7.31%) Senior Network Engineer
6 62 (6.12%) Embedded Engineer
7 59 (5.82%) Support Analyst
8 58 (5.73%) IT Engineer
9 56 (5.53%) Project Manager
10 48 (4.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 45 (4.44%) Embedded C Engineer
12 43 (4.24%) 2nd Line Support
13 42 (4.15%) IT Support Engineer
13 42 (4.15%) Team Leader
14 41 (4.05%) IT Manager
15 40 (3.95%) Architect
16 39 (3.85%) Developer
16 39 (3.85%) Software Engineer
17 38 (3.75%) Consultant
18 37 (3.65%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (4.94%) 802.1X
2 33 (3.26%) JSON
2 33 (3.26%) REST
3 14 (1.38%) Middleware
4 11 (1.09%) XMPP
5 10 (0.99%) Web Services
6 9 (0.89%) Memcached
7 7 (0.69%) .NET
8 6 (0.59%) XML
9 3 (0.30%) .NET Compact Framework
9 3 (0.30%) .NET Framework
9 3 (0.30%) Entity Framework
9 3 (0.30%) Symfony
10 2 (0.20%) COM
10 2 (0.20%) COM+
10 2 (0.20%) Laravel
10 2 (0.20%) ODBC
11 1 (0.099%) DirectX
11 1 (0.099%) LAMP
11 1 (0.099%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 140 (13.82%) Data Centre
2 93 (9.18%) Computer Science
3 87 (8.59%) Analytical Skills
4 44 (4.34%) Driving Licence
5 40 (3.95%) Management Information System
6 35 (3.46%) Embedded Systems
7 33 (3.26%) Smart Home
8 30 (2.96%) PKI
9 24 (2.37%) PMI
10 23 (2.27%) User Experience
11 22 (2.17%) CCTV
12 20 (1.97%) Video Conferencing
13 19 (1.88%) EPoS
13 19 (1.88%) Mobile App
14 17 (1.68%) Internet of Things
14 17 (1.68%) Private Cloud
14 17 (1.68%) Smartphone
15 15 (1.48%) Blackberry
15 15 (1.48%) Enterprise Storage
16 11 (1.09%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 365 (36.03%) Windows
2 177 (17.47%) Windows Server
3 147 (14.51%) Linux
4 109 (10.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 105 (10.37%) Windows 7
6 102 (10.07%) Windows 10
7 75 (7.40%) Windows Server 2012
8 57 (5.63%) Unix
9 49 (4.84%) Android
10 40 (3.95%) Apple iOS
11 22 (2.17%) Windows 8
12 21 (2.07%) Mac OS X
12 21 (2.07%) Windows Server 2003
13 15 (1.48%) Ubuntu
14 13 (1.28%) CentOS
15 10 (0.99%) AIX
15 10 (0.99%) Windows Phone
15 10 (0.99%) Windows XP
16 8 (0.79%) Mac OS
17 6 (0.59%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 193 (19.05%) ITIL
2 90 (8.88%) Project Management
3 86 (8.49%) Change Management
4 76 (7.50%) Load Balancing
5 75 (7.40%) Agile Software Development
6 63 (6.22%) PRINCE2
7 59 (5.82%) Software Engineering
8 56 (5.53%) Mentoring
9 53 (5.23%) Configuration Management
10 52 (5.13%) Network Design
11 51 (5.03%) Service Management
12 50 (4.94%) Disaster Recovery
13 49 (4.84%) Problem Management
14 47 (4.64%) Incident Management
15 44 (4.34%) Network Management
16 43 (4.24%) Continuous Improvement
16 43 (4.24%) DevOps
17 42 (4.15%) Information Security
18 40 (3.95%) Presales
19 37 (3.65%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 132 (13.03%) C
2 90 (8.88%) Python
3 88 (8.69%) C++
4 61 (6.02%) SQL
5 38 (3.75%) Embedded C
6 28 (2.76%) PowerShell
7 23 (2.27%) Java
8 19 (1.88%) C#
9 14 (1.38%) Perl
10 13 (1.28%) Assembly Language
11 12 (1.18%) MATLAB
12 11 (1.09%) PHP
13 9 (0.89%) Bash Shell
13 9 (0.89%) Ruby
13 9 (0.89%) VBScript
14 7 (0.69%) Shell Script
15 6 (0.59%) ANSI C
15 6 (0.59%) Embedded C++
16 5 (0.49%) VB
17 4 (0.39%) VBA
Qualifications
1 228 (22.51%) Cisco Certification
2 163 (16.09%) Degree
3 131 (12.93%) CCNP
4 109 (10.76%) CCNA
5 63 (6.22%) CCIE
6 59 (5.82%) Security Cleared
7 52 (5.13%) SC Cleared
8 49 (4.84%) Microsoft Certification
9 43 (4.24%) Computer Science Degree
10 32 (3.16%) MCSE
11 31 (3.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 29 (2.86%) JNCIP
13 28 (2.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 25 (2.47%) MCSA
15 24 (2.37%) CCSE
15 24 (2.37%) MCP
15 24 (2.37%) PMI Certification
16 19 (1.88%) ITIL Certification
17 16 (1.58%) CCDP
17 16 (1.58%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (8.19%) SLA
2 48 (4.74%) PCI DSS
3 31 (3.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.99%) Cyber Essentials
5 9 (0.89%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 5 (0.49%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.49%) QA
7 3 (0.30%) DO-178B
7 3 (0.30%) IEC 61508
7 3 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.20%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.099%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.099%) DO-254
9 1 (0.099%) ISO 26262
9 1 (0.099%) MISRA
9 1 (0.099%) MISRA C
System Software
1 266 (26.26%) Active Directory
2 115 (11.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 62 (6.12%) Firmware
4 58 (5.73%) Hyper-V
5 32 (3.16%) Terminal Services
6 24 (2.37%) vSphere
7 19 (1.88%) VMware ESXi
8 13 (1.28%) Docker
9 12 (1.18%) XenApp
10 10 (0.99%) VMware NSX
11 7 (0.69%) Virtual Servers
11 7 (0.69%) XenDesktop
12 5 (0.49%) Xen
13 4 (0.39%) KVM
14 3 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
15 2 (0.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 2 (0.20%) Snort
15 2 (0.20%) Terminal Server
15 2 (0.20%) UAG
15 2 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 48 (4.74%) SCCM
2 29 (2.86%) Cisco CUCM
3 24 (2.37%) Nagios
4 22 (2.17%) Cacti
4 22 (2.17%) Cisco Prime
5 21 (2.07%) Puppet
5 21 (2.07%) SCOM
6 19 (1.88%) WSUS
7 18 (1.78%) FortiGate
8 15 (1.48%) SolarWinds Orion
9 14 (1.38%) Opscode Chef
10 13 (1.28%) Backup Exec
11 12 (1.18%) OpenNMS
11 12 (1.18%) RANCID
12 9 (0.89%) Kubernetes
13 7 (0.69%) Norton AntiVirus
14 5 (0.49%) McAfee ePO
15 4 (0.39%) Microsoft Clustering
15 4 (0.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 3 (0.30%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 348 (34.35%) Cisco
2 269 (26.55%) Microsoft
3 166 (16.39%) VMware
4 136 (13.43%) Juniper
5 116 (11.45%) Citrix
6 90 (8.88%) HP
7 83 (8.19%) CheckPoint
8 79 (7.80%) F5
9 69 (6.81%) Palo Alto
10 64 (6.32%) Aruba
11 54 (5.33%) Meraki
12 45 (4.44%) Avaya
13 44 (4.34%) SolarWinds
14 39 (3.85%) Apple
15 32 (3.16%) Google
16 28 (2.76%) Extreme Networks
17 25 (2.47%) Ubiquiti
18 24 (2.37%) Fortinet
19 22 (2.17%) Dell
19 22 (2.17%) Sophos