Period
to 11 April 2021

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 11 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wireless Fidelity (WiFi)
UK
6 months to
11 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 386 356 436
Rank change year-on-year -30 +80 +54
Permanent jobs citing Wi-Fi 616 937 1,029
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.74% 0.82% 0.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.74% 5.47% 4.53%
Number of salaries quoted 435 809 855
10th Percentile £26,450 £25,000 £25,000
25th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £32,232
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £40,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +18.75% -11.11% +4.96%
75th Percentile £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11% +12.50%

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 10,732 17,133 22,708
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.96% 15.08% 15.26%
Number of salaries quoted 8,174 13,690 17,699
10th Percentile £28,500 £26,250 £26,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £33,750 £33,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £65,188 £63,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £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 11 April 2021.

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 11 April 2021. 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 -21 563 £47,500 +18.75% 145
UK excluding London +64 448 £45,000 +12.50% 129
North of England +80 193 £57,500 +43.75% 30
Yorkshire +102 145 £57,500 +91.67% 8
London -69 136 £53,500 +28.92% 26
Work from Home -54 121 £57,500 +9.52% 28
South East +33 85 £45,000 -10.00% 25
Midlands +38 64 £32,500 -23.53% 25
West Midlands +38 46 £40,000 -2.44% 17
East of England +17 43 £44,500 +27.14% 13
North West -3 37 £42,500 -2.86% 17
South West -38 30 £47,500 +35.71% 27
Scotland +15 20 £32,881 -0.36% 8
East Midlands +19 18 £29,360 -30.92% 8
Wales +36 13 £32,500 -5.80%
North East +10 11 £50,000 +33.33% 5

For the 6 months to 11 April 2021, 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.

1 219 (35.55%) Wireless
2 196 (31.82%) WAN
3 188 (30.52%) LAN
4 172 (27.92%) Firewall
5 162 (26.30%) Windows
6 160 (25.97%) Microsoft
7 153 (24.84%) Microsoft 365
8 150 (24.35%) Cisco
9 141 (22.89%) Active Directory
10 137 (22.24%) TCP/IP
11 114 (18.51%) Telecoms
12 112 (18.18%) Linux
13 102 (16.56%) C
13 102 (16.56%) C++
14 100 (16.23%) VPN
15 99 (16.07%) Azure
16 89 (14.45%) Python
17 87 (14.12%) Broadband
18 84 (13.64%) VoIP
18 84 (13.64%) DNS
18 84 (13.64%) VMware
19 83 (13.47%) DHCP
20 80 (12.99%) Problem-Solving
21 78 (12.66%) ITIL
22 77 (12.50%) MPLS
23 73 (11.85%) Driving Licence
24 72 (11.69%) Finance
24 72 (11.69%) Microsoft Office
25 70 (11.36%) VLAN
26 69 (11.20%) HP

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 38 (6.17%) SharePoint
2 21 (3.41%) MS Exchange
3 20 (3.25%) IIS
4 18 (2.92%) Skype for Business
5 17 (2.76%) Apache
6 9 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (0.97%) Confluence
7 6 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (0.65%) Smallworld
9 2 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.32%) WordPress
10 1 (0.16%) CMS
10 1 (0.16%) OpenStack
Applications
1 72 (11.69%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (3.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (2.27%) MS Visio
4 11 (1.79%) AutoCAD
5 10 (1.62%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.16%) OrCAD
Business Applications
1 6 (0.97%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.65%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (0.65%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.32%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.16%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.16%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 153 (24.84%) Microsoft 365
2 99 (16.07%) Azure
3 66 (10.71%) AWS
4 21 (3.41%) Mimecast
5 17 (2.76%) Azure Active Directory
6 14 (2.27%) IaaS
7 13 (2.11%) Google Workspace
7 13 (2.11%) OneDrive
8 10 (1.62%) SaaS
9 9 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
10 8 (1.30%) Slack
11 7 (1.14%) PaaS
12 6 (0.97%) GCP
12 6 (0.97%) Route 53
13 5 (0.81%) AWS CloudFormation
14 4 (0.65%) Amazon Alexa
14 4 (0.65%) Google Play
15 3 (0.49%) Dynamics 365
16 2 (0.32%) Firebase
16 2 (0.32%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 219 (35.55%) Wireless
2 196 (31.82%) WAN
3 188 (30.52%) LAN
4 172 (27.92%) Firewall
5 137 (22.24%) TCP/IP
6 100 (16.23%) VPN
7 87 (14.12%) Broadband
8 84 (13.64%) DNS
8 84 (13.64%) VoIP
9 83 (13.47%) DHCP
10 77 (12.50%) MPLS
11 70 (11.36%) VLAN
12 68 (11.04%) Ethernet
13 67 (10.88%) Internet
14 59 (9.58%) Bluetooth
15 55 (8.93%) Cisco ASA
16 52 (8.44%) MQTT
16 52 (8.44%) Wireshark
17 44 (7.14%) Network Security
18 43 (6.98%) SD-WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (2.60%) SQL Server
2 5 (0.81%) GIS
3 4 (0.65%) MySQL
4 3 (0.49%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.32%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (0.32%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.32%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.16%) Apache Ignite
6 1 (0.16%) Ingres
6 1 (0.16%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.16%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.16%) Redis
6 1 (0.16%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.16%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 15 (2.44%) Git (software)
2 10 (1.62%) JIRA
3 8 (1.30%) Sonatype Nexus
4 4 (0.65%) GCC
4 4 (0.65%) JUnit
5 3 (0.49%) GDB
5 3 (0.49%) GoogleTest
5 3 (0.49%) Mockito
5 3 (0.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (0.32%) Crashlytics
6 2 (0.32%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.16%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.16%) fastlane
7 1 (0.16%) Genymotion
General
1 114 (18.51%) Telecoms
2 72 (11.69%) Finance
3 37 (6.01%) Marketing
4 34 (5.52%) Retail
5 30 (4.87%) Electronics
6 17 (2.76%) Public Sector
7 11 (1.79%) Banking
8 9 (1.46%) Manufacturing
9 7 (1.14%) Law
9 7 (1.14%) Legal
10 6 (0.97%) Automotive
10 6 (0.97%) Fire and Rescue
11 2 (0.32%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.32%) Games
12 1 (0.16%) Advertising
12 1 (0.16%) French Language
12 1 (0.16%) German Language
12 1 (0.16%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.16%) Local Government
12 1 (0.16%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 100 (16.23%) Network Engineer
2 57 (9.25%) Wireless Engineer
3 55 (8.93%) Analyst
4 48 (7.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 41 (6.66%) Field Engineer
6 37 (6.01%) DSP Engineer
6 37 (6.01%) Senior DSP Engineer
7 36 (5.84%) Software Engineer
7 36 (5.84%) Support Engineer
8 34 (5.52%) Embedded Engineer
9 32 (5.19%) Architect
10 31 (5.03%) Embedded Software Engineer
11 30 (4.87%) IT Engineer
12 29 (4.71%) Design Engineer
13 28 (4.55%) Field Service Engineer
14 26 (4.22%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 25 (4.06%) RF Engineer
15 25 (4.06%) Support Analyst
16 24 (3.90%) DSP Algorithm Engineer
16 24 (3.90%) Senior RF Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (7.14%) 802.1X
2 35 (5.68%) XMPP
3 25 (4.06%) HTML
4 19 (3.08%) CSS
5 11 (1.79%) Yocto
6 9 (1.46%) Web Services
7 6 (0.97%) React
7 6 (0.97%) REST
7 6 (0.97%) SOAP
8 4 (0.65%) .NET
8 4 (0.65%) FIX Protocol
9 3 (0.49%) JNI
9 3 (0.49%) Qt
9 3 (0.49%) RESTful
9 3 (0.49%) STL
10 2 (0.32%) Node.js
10 2 (0.32%) OAuth
10 2 (0.32%) Regular Expression
10 2 (0.32%) Sass
10 2 (0.32%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 73 (11.85%) Driving Licence
2 42 (6.82%) Self-Motivation
3 40 (6.49%) Data Centre
4 37 (6.01%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 33 (5.36%) Embedded Systems
6 32 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
6 32 (5.19%) Mobile App
7 31 (5.03%) EPoS
8 29 (4.71%) Management Information System
9 27 (4.38%) Algorithms
10 25 (4.06%) Social Media
11 16 (2.60%) Device Driver
12 15 (2.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 15 (2.44%) Smart Home
13 14 (2.27%) Internet of Things
14 13 (2.11%) CCTV
15 12 (1.95%) User Experience
16 11 (1.79%) Home Automation
17 10 (1.62%) Digital TV
17 10 (1.62%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 162 (26.30%) Windows
2 112 (18.18%) Linux
3 69 (11.20%) Windows Server
4 46 (7.47%) Windows 10
5 23 (3.73%) Android
5 23 (3.73%) Windows 7
6 22 (3.57%) Apple iOS
7 17 (2.76%) Embedded Linux
8 16 (2.60%) Windows Server 2008
8 16 (2.60%) Windows Server 2016
9 15 (2.44%) Windows Server 2019
10 11 (1.79%) Mac OS X
10 11 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
11 10 (1.62%) Mac OS
12 8 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (0.97%) Ubuntu
13 6 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
14 4 (0.65%) FreeRTOS
14 4 (0.65%) Windows 2000 Server
14 4 (0.65%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (12.99%) Problem-Solving
2 78 (12.66%) ITIL
3 69 (11.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 64 (10.39%) Computer Science
5 53 (8.60%) Software Engineering
6 52 (8.44%) Validation
7 39 (6.33%) Continuous Integration
7 39 (6.33%) Software Testing
8 37 (6.01%) Test Automation
9 36 (5.84%) Integration Testing
9 36 (5.84%) Service Management
10 35 (5.68%) Performance Measurement
11 34 (5.52%) Presales
12 32 (5.19%) Disaster Recovery
13 30 (4.87%) Incident Management
14 29 (4.71%) Decision-Making
15 28 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
16 27 (4.38%) Requirements Gathering
16 27 (4.38%) Signal Processing
16 27 (4.38%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 102 (16.56%) C
1 102 (16.56%) C++
2 89 (14.45%) Python
3 36 (5.84%) SQL
4 27 (4.38%) MATLAB
5 22 (3.57%) PowerShell
6 19 (3.08%) Embedded C++
7 14 (2.27%) Embedded C
7 14 (2.27%) PHP
8 12 (1.95%) JavaScript
9 7 (1.14%) TypeScript
9 7 (1.14%) VBA
10 5 (0.81%) Bash Shell
10 5 (0.81%) Go
10 5 (0.81%) R
11 4 (0.65%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.49%) Java
13 2 (0.32%) C#
13 2 (0.32%) Perl
13 2 (0.32%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 69 (11.20%) Cisco Certification
2 44 (7.14%) Degree
3 38 (6.17%) CCNP
4 36 (5.84%) CCNA
5 27 (4.38%) Microsoft Certification
5 27 (4.38%) PhD
6 14 (2.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 14 (2.27%) Security Cleared
7 13 (2.11%) CCIE
7 13 (2.11%) SC Cleared
8 12 (1.95%) MCSE
9 11 (1.79%) HNC
10 10 (1.62%) JNCIA
11 9 (1.46%) CCDA
11 9 (1.46%) HND
12 7 (1.14%) CCENT
12 7 (1.14%) DBS Check
13 6 (0.97%) MCSA
14 5 (0.81%) DV Cleared
15 4 (0.65%) CCDE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (6.17%) SLA
2 8 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (1.30%) QA
3 7 (1.14%) GDPR
4 4 (0.65%) Cyber Essentials
4 4 (0.65%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 4 (0.65%) PMO
4 4 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.49%) NIST
6 2 (0.32%) HL7
6 2 (0.32%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.16%) ISO 26262
7 1 (0.16%) JTAG
7 1 (0.16%) MISRA
System Software
1 141 (22.89%) Active Directory
2 60 (9.74%) Firmware
2 60 (9.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (8.77%) Hyper-V
4 21 (3.41%) Docker
5 12 (1.95%) vSphere
6 11 (1.79%) BitLocker
7 10 (1.62%) XenDesktop
8 8 (1.30%) Virtual Servers
9 5 (0.81%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 5 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (0.81%) VMware NSX
9 5 (0.81%) XenApp
10 3 (0.49%) Terminal Services
10 3 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.32%) KVM
11 2 (0.32%) NFS
11 2 (0.32%) Slurm Workload Manager
11 2 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (0.32%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 48 (7.79%) SCCM
2 35 (5.68%) Graylog
2 35 (5.68%) Kibana
3 21 (3.41%) Ansible
4 14 (2.27%) Microsoft Intune
5 9 (1.46%) Cisco CUCM
5 9 (1.46%) Puppet
6 8 (1.30%) Kubernetes
6 8 (1.30%) NetBackup
6 8 (1.30%) Norton AntiVirus
6 8 (1.30%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 7 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (0.97%) AirWatch
8 6 (0.97%) Nagios
8 6 (0.97%) Terraform
9 5 (0.81%) Cisco Prime
9 5 (0.81%) ITRS Geneos
9 5 (0.81%) PaperCut
10 3 (0.49%) WSUS
11 2 (0.32%) SCOM
Vendors
1 160 (25.97%) Microsoft
2 150 (24.35%) Cisco
3 84 (13.64%) VMware
4 69 (11.20%) HP
5 58 (9.42%) Palo Alto
6 39 (6.33%) Avaya
6 39 (6.33%) Juniper
7 34 (5.52%) Mitel
8 29 (4.71%) Fortinet
9 27 (4.38%) Aruba
9 27 (4.38%) Citrix
9 27 (4.38%) Meraki
10 25 (4.06%) Google
11 23 (3.73%) F5
12 18 (2.92%) Remedy
12 18 (2.92%) Veeam
13 17 (2.76%) BT
13 17 (2.76%) Ruckus Wireless
14 16 (2.60%) Apple
15 15 (2.44%) CheckPoint