Period
to 28 January 2022

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 28 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wireless Fidelity (WiFi)
UK
6 months to
28 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 399 361 405
Rank change year-on-year -38 +44 -1
Permanent jobs citing Wi-Fi 1,062 548 928
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.81% 0.84% 0.74%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.12% 6.03% 4.92%
Number of salaries quoted 835 420 789
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,375 £25,000
25th Percentile £32,500 £32,688 £30,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £48,250 £41,500
Median % change year-on-year -1.55% +16.27% -7.78%
75th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £53,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £44,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year +1.12% +9.88% -10.00%

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 17,359 9,095 18,862
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.30% 14.01% 15.01%
Number of salaries quoted 11,055 7,266 15,072
10th Percentile £27,750 £28,750 £26,000
25th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £32,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +1.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 28 January 2022.

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 28 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England -45 938 £45,000 -10.00% 286
UK excluding London -23 707 £45,000 +1.12% 252
North of England -17 310 £49,750 -9.55% 70
London -95 263 £48,500 -11.82% 47
Work from Home -88 204 £55,000 -4.35% 31
Yorkshire -7 179 £54,000 -6.09% 29
South East -28 165 £50,000 +11.11% 44
North West -23 116 £50,000 +17.65% 26
Midlands -65 105 £42,500 +6.25% 50
West Midlands -49 70 £42,500 +3.66% 36
South West -26 58 £43,000 -6.01% 28
East of England -94 48 £42,500 -10.53% 46
East Midlands -37 34 £42,500 +44.75% 13
Scotland -47 27 £33,000 +0.36% 8
North East -28 15 £35,000 -33.33% 15
Wales -34 11 £35,000 +7.69% 4
Northern Ireland - 1 £23,000 - 2

For the 6 months to 28 January 2022, 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.

1 447 (42.09%) Windows
2 363 (34.18%) WAN
3 358 (33.71%) Firewall
4 346 (32.58%) LAN
5 337 (31.73%) Microsoft
6 318 (29.94%) Cisco
7 309 (29.10%) Social Skills
8 300 (28.25%) Microsoft 365
9 250 (23.54%) Active Directory
10 248 (23.35%) Azure
11 237 (22.32%) Wireless
12 210 (19.77%) TCP/IP
13 199 (18.74%) VPN
14 190 (17.89%) Linux
15 179 (16.85%) DNS
16 176 (16.57%) Windows 10
17 174 (16.38%) Windows Server
18 173 (16.29%) Cisco Certification
19 165 (15.54%) ITIL
20 158 (14.88%) DHCP
20 158 (14.88%) VMware
21 152 (14.31%) Problem-Solving
22 136 (12.81%) Data Centre
23 131 (12.34%) Degree
24 123 (11.58%) CCNP
25 122 (11.49%) Meraki
26 117 (11.02%) VoIP
26 117 (11.02%) C
27 115 (10.83%) Firmware
27 115 (10.83%) AWS

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 83 (7.82%) SharePoint
2 55 (5.18%) MS Exchange
3 31 (2.92%) Exchange Server 2010
4 27 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2013
5 18 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2007
6 17 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2003
7 14 (1.32%) IIS
8 6 (0.56%) Confluence
8 6 (0.56%) WordPress
9 5 (0.47%) Apache
9 5 (0.47%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.094%) CMS
10 1 (0.094%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.094%) Tomcat
Applications
1 103 (9.70%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (2.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (2.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 16 (1.51%) MS Visio
4 15 (1.41%) Spreadsheet
5 13 (1.22%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.094%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 6 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.094%) Carpe Diem
2 1 (0.094%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.094%) Elite 3E
2 1 (0.094%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 300 (28.25%) Microsoft 365
2 248 (23.35%) Azure
3 115 (10.83%) AWS
4 54 (5.08%) IaaS
5 47 (4.43%) Azure Active Directory
6 45 (4.24%) PaaS
7 37 (3.48%) GCP
8 27 (2.54%) OneDrive
9 25 (2.35%) SaaS
10 17 (1.60%) Slack
11 15 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
11 15 (1.41%) Google Workspace
12 12 (1.13%) Mimecast
13 11 (1.04%) AWS IoT
13 11 (1.04%) Dynamics 365
14 8 (0.75%) Power Platform
15 4 (0.38%) Azure Key Vault
15 4 (0.38%) GitHub
15 4 (0.38%) Nutanix
16 3 (0.28%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 363 (34.18%) WAN
2 358 (33.71%) Firewall
3 346 (32.58%) LAN
4 237 (22.32%) Wireless
5 210 (19.77%) TCP/IP
6 199 (18.74%) VPN
7 179 (16.85%) DNS
8 158 (14.88%) DHCP
9 117 (11.02%) VoIP
10 106 (9.98%) Network Security
11 95 (8.95%) Ethernet
12 91 (8.57%) VLAN
13 90 (8.47%) BGP
13 90 (8.47%) MPLS
14 88 (8.29%) Bluetooth
15 86 (8.10%) Broadband
16 79 (7.44%) Internet
17 77 (7.25%) OSPF
18 61 (5.74%) IPsec
19 51 (4.80%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (4.14%) SQL Server
2 26 (2.45%) MySQL
3 7 (0.66%) Amazon RDS
3 7 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (0.38%) Tableau
5 3 (0.28%) BigQuery
5 3 (0.28%) Looker
5 3 (0.28%) MS Access
5 3 (0.28%) Redis
5 3 (0.28%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.28%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (0.28%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (0.19%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.19%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.19%) SQL Server 2019
7 1 (0.094%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.094%) Big Data
7 1 (0.094%) GIS
7 1 (0.094%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.094%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 23 (2.17%) JIRA
2 5 (0.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 4 (0.38%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.38%) GitLab
3 4 (0.38%) Jenkins
3 4 (0.38%) Postman
3 4 (0.38%) TestRail
4 3 (0.28%) GCC
4 3 (0.28%) GDB
4 3 (0.28%) GoogleTest
4 3 (0.28%) JUnit
4 3 (0.28%) Lerna
4 3 (0.28%) Mockito
4 3 (0.28%) TeamCity
4 3 (0.28%) webpack
5 2 (0.19%) LabVIEW
5 2 (0.19%) Robot Framework
5 2 (0.19%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.094%) Burp Suite
6 1 (0.094%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 309 (29.10%) Social Skills
2 100 (9.42%) Analytical Skills
3 90 (8.47%) Telecoms
4 67 (6.31%) Retail
5 66 (6.21%) Public Sector
6 61 (5.74%) Finance
7 57 (5.37%) Organisational Skills
8 44 (4.14%) Electronics
9 32 (3.01%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 31 (2.92%) Marketing
11 27 (2.54%) Manufacturing
12 25 (2.35%) Documentation Skills
13 21 (1.98%) Influencing Skills
14 15 (1.41%) Banking
15 13 (1.22%) Legal
16 12 (1.13%) Law
16 12 (1.13%) Presentation Skills
17 11 (1.04%) Games
18 7 (0.66%) Back Office
19 5 (0.47%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 216 (20.34%) Network Engineer
2 142 (13.37%) Support Engineer
3 95 (8.95%) IT Engineer
4 93 (8.76%) IT Support
5 85 (8.00%) Analyst
6 71 (6.69%) Embedded Engineer
7 67 (6.31%) IT Support Engineer
8 65 (6.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 63 (5.93%) Software Engineer
10 55 (5.18%) Linux Engineer
10 55 (5.18%) Senior Network Engineer
11 52 (4.90%) Architect
11 52 (4.90%) Embedded Software Engineer
12 44 (4.14%) 2nd Line Support
13 43 (4.05%) Wireless Engineer
14 39 (3.67%) Firmware Engineer
14 39 (3.67%) Infrastructure Manager
15 38 (3.58%) IT Manager
16 37 (3.48%) C++ Software Engineer
16 37 (3.48%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (4.24%) HTML
2 44 (4.14%) CSS
3 32 (3.01%) 802.1X
4 31 (2.92%) LDAP
5 21 (1.98%) XMPP
6 19 (1.79%) React
7 18 (1.69%) Yocto
8 17 (1.60%) REST
9 12 (1.13%) JSON
10 11 (1.04%) WebSockets
11 10 (0.94%) WebRTC
12 8 (0.75%) GraphQL
12 8 (0.75%) Web Services
13 7 (0.66%) .NET
13 7 (0.66%) Middleware
13 7 (0.66%) Redux
13 7 (0.66%) Vue.js
14 6 (0.56%) DOM
14 6 (0.56%) Kafka
14 6 (0.56%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 136 (12.81%) Data Centre
2 82 (7.72%) Management Information System
3 78 (7.34%) Self-Motivation
4 69 (6.50%) Embedded Systems
5 56 (5.27%) User Experience
6 45 (4.24%) PKI
7 35 (3.30%) Device Driver
8 31 (2.92%) FPGA
9 30 (2.82%) Algorithms
9 30 (2.82%) EPoS
10 29 (2.73%) Driving Licence
11 23 (2.17%) Data Protection Act
11 23 (2.17%) Video\Live Streaming
12 22 (2.07%) Clustering
12 22 (2.07%) Internet of Things
13 17 (1.60%) CCTV
14 16 (1.51%) Smartphone
15 15 (1.41%) Fibre Optics
15 15 (1.41%) Video Conferencing
16 12 (1.13%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 447 (42.09%) Windows
2 190 (17.89%) Linux
3 176 (16.57%) Windows 10
4 174 (16.38%) Windows Server
5 81 (7.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 67 (6.31%) Android
7 62 (5.84%) Windows Server 2016
8 54 (5.08%) Windows Server 2019
9 49 (4.61%) Apple iOS
10 36 (3.39%) Windows Server 2003
11 32 (3.01%) Mac OS X
11 32 (3.01%) Windows Server 2008
12 28 (2.64%) Mac OS
13 27 (2.54%) Embedded Linux
14 24 (2.26%) Unix
15 21 (1.98%) Windows 7
16 17 (1.60%) Windows 2000 Server
17 12 (1.13%) Debian
18 10 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 8 (0.75%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (15.54%) ITIL
2 152 (14.31%) Problem-Solving
3 97 (9.13%) Computer Science
4 91 (8.57%) Project Management
5 83 (7.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 78 (7.34%) Disaster Recovery
7 74 (6.97%) Agile Software Development
8 73 (6.87%) Migration
9 72 (6.78%) Software Engineering
10 66 (6.21%) Cybersecurity
11 62 (5.84%) Service Delivery
12 61 (5.74%) Change Management
12 61 (5.74%) Continuous Improvement
13 60 (5.65%) Time Management
14 52 (4.90%) Incident Management
15 50 (4.71%) Network Design
16 47 (4.43%) Information Security
16 47 (4.43%) Service Management
17 45 (4.24%) Asset Management
17 45 (4.24%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 117 (11.02%) C
2 100 (9.42%) C++
3 90 (8.47%) Python
4 74 (6.97%) PowerShell
5 43 (4.05%) SQL
6 29 (2.73%) Embedded C
7 28 (2.64%) MATLAB
8 24 (2.26%) JavaScript
9 21 (1.98%) Java
10 12 (1.13%) Shell Script
10 12 (1.13%) TypeScript
11 11 (1.04%) PHP
12 10 (0.94%) C#
13 9 (0.85%) Ruby
14 7 (0.66%) Bash
15 6 (0.56%) Scala
16 5 (0.47%) Rust
17 4 (0.38%) Embedded C++
17 4 (0.38%) Go
18 3 (0.28%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 173 (16.29%) Cisco Certification
2 131 (12.34%) Degree
3 123 (11.58%) CCNP
4 103 (9.70%) CCNA
5 81 (7.63%) Security Cleared
6 72 (6.78%) Microsoft Certification
7 68 (6.40%) SC Cleared
8 35 (3.30%) MCSA
9 33 (3.11%) ITIL Certification
9 33 (3.11%) MCSE
10 28 (2.64%) Computer Science Degree
11 27 (2.54%) MCP
11 27 (2.54%) PhD
12 25 (2.35%) CCIE
13 20 (1.88%) MCTS
14 19 (1.79%) CCDP
15 17 (1.60%) JNCIA
16 16 (1.51%) LPIC
17 14 (1.32%) CWNA
18 9 (0.85%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (9.04%) SLA
2 15 (1.41%) QA
3 10 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (0.85%) GDPR
5 8 (0.75%) Accessibility
5 8 (0.75%) Cyber Essentials
6 6 (0.56%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.47%) ISO 9001
7 5 (0.47%) PMO
7 5 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.38%) COBIT
8 4 (0.38%) HL7
8 4 (0.38%) NCSC
9 3 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 3 (0.28%) DO-178B
9 3 (0.28%) IEC 61508
9 3 (0.28%) NIST
10 1 (0.094%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.094%) NIST 800
System Software
1 250 (23.54%) Active Directory
2 115 (10.83%) Firmware
2 115 (10.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 66 (6.21%) Hyper-V
4 31 (2.92%) Docker
5 24 (2.26%) vSphere
6 16 (1.51%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (0.94%) KVM
8 8 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
9 7 (0.66%) Virtual Desktop
10 6 (0.56%) Virtual Servers
11 5 (0.47%) BitLocker
12 4 (0.38%) ProxySG
12 4 (0.38%) VMware NSX
13 2 (0.19%) DFS Replication
13 2 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.19%) Terminal Server
14 1 (0.094%) FreeRADIUS
14 1 (0.094%) iptables
14 1 (0.094%) oVirt
Systems Management
1 64 (6.03%) SCCM
2 52 (4.90%) Microsoft Intune
3 26 (2.45%) Terraform
4 23 (2.17%) WSUS
5 19 (1.79%) Cisco Prime
6 15 (1.41%) SolarWinds Orion
7 14 (1.32%) Kubernetes
7 14 (1.32%) Nagios
8 13 (1.22%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 13 (1.22%) Graylog
8 13 (1.22%) Kibana
9 12 (1.13%) FortiGate
10 11 (1.04%) Ansible
11 10 (0.94%) Jamf Pro
12 9 (0.85%) Rancher
13 8 (0.75%) AirWatch
14 6 (0.56%) Cisco CUCM
15 4 (0.38%) cPanel
15 4 (0.38%) Single Sign-On
15 4 (0.38%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 337 (31.73%) Microsoft
2 318 (29.94%) Cisco
3 158 (14.88%) VMware
4 122 (11.49%) Meraki
5 110 (10.36%) Palo Alto
6 98 (9.23%) SolarWinds
7 71 (6.69%) Aruba
8 70 (6.59%) Juniper
9 59 (5.56%) Citrix
9 59 (5.56%) HP
10 56 (5.27%) Dell
11 55 (5.18%) F5
12 41 (3.86%) Apple
13 34 (3.20%) Fortinet
14 33 (3.11%) Ruckus Wireless
15 32 (3.01%) CheckPoint
16 27 (2.54%) Veeam
17 25 (2.35%) Forcepoint
18 24 (2.26%) WatchGuard
19 22 (2.07%) ServiceNow