Period
to 15 June 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 15 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wireless Fidelity (WiFi)
UK
6 months to
15 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 383 328 455
Rank change year-on-year -55 +127 +37
Permanent jobs citing Wi-Fi 791 736 949
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.78% 0.88% 0.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.23% 5.91% 4.23%
Number of salaries quoted 589 640 795
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,475 £25,500
25th Percentile £32,500 £31,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £40,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +18.75% -11.11% +2.27%
75th Percentile £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £65,000 £65,850
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £38,733 £45,000
% change year-on-year +16.18% -13.93% +5.88%

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 12,694 12,454 22,446
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.57% 14.86% 15.62%
Number of salaries quoted 9,093 9,924 17,178
10th Percentile £28,625 £27,500 £26,000
25th Percentile £37,500 £35,273 £33,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £46,500
Median % change year-on-year - +7.53% +1.09%
75th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £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 15 June 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 15 June 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 -34 719 £47,500 +18.75% 196
UK excluding London +23 576 £45,000 +16.18% 183
North of England +64 242 £57,500 +53.33% 53
Yorkshire +81 189 £57,500 +71.64% 26
Work from Home -98 174 £57,500 +15.00% 25
London -115 172 £50,000 +17.65% 25
South East +1 126 £41,000 -18.00% 44
Midlands -10 76 £35,000 -22.22% 24
West Midlands -15 56 £40,000 -17.95% 10
East of England -28 54 £41,500 +18.57% 26
North West -43 38 £42,500 -16.90% 24
South West -70 36 £47,500 +46.15% 22
Scotland -25 24 £55,000 +66.67% 5
East Midlands -20 20 £29,500 -26.25% 14
Wales +20 18 £32,500 -1.52% 8
North East -5 15 £49,000 +40.00% 3

For the 6 months to 15 June 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.

1 249 (31.48%) Wireless
2 248 (31.35%) LAN
2 248 (31.35%) WAN
3 233 (29.46%) Firewall
4 217 (27.43%) Windows
5 213 (26.93%) Microsoft
6 198 (25.03%) Cisco
7 188 (23.77%) Microsoft 365
8 183 (23.14%) TCP/IP
9 169 (21.37%) Active Directory
10 154 (19.47%) Social Skills
11 132 (16.69%) VPN
11 132 (16.69%) C++
12 131 (16.56%) C
13 125 (15.80%) Azure
14 122 (15.42%) Linux
14 122 (15.42%) Telecoms
15 118 (14.92%) Broadband
16 114 (14.41%) ITIL
17 112 (14.16%) Problem-Solving
18 107 (13.53%) Windows Server
19 106 (13.40%) Microsoft Office
20 104 (13.15%) VMware
20 104 (13.15%) Internet
21 99 (12.52%) Firmware
22 96 (12.14%) DNS
22 96 (12.14%) Cisco Certification
23 94 (11.88%) MPLS
24 91 (11.50%) DHCP
24 91 (11.50%) Ethernet

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 48 (6.07%) SharePoint
2 26 (3.29%) MS Exchange
3 12 (1.52%) IIS
4 10 (1.26%) Apache
5 9 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2007
5 9 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (0.88%) Confluence
7 5 (0.63%) Skype for Business
8 4 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (0.51%) Smallworld
9 2 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.13%) CMS
10 1 (0.13%) nginx
10 1 (0.13%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.13%) Tomcat
Applications
1 106 (13.40%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (2.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (1.52%) Microsoft Project
4 7 (0.88%) AutoCAD
5 5 (0.63%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (1.52%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.38%) Sage 200
3 2 (0.25%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.13%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.13%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 188 (23.77%) Microsoft 365
2 125 (15.80%) Azure
3 59 (7.46%) AWS
4 25 (3.16%) Azure Active Directory
4 25 (3.16%) OneDrive
5 24 (3.03%) SaaS
6 22 (2.78%) IaaS
7 19 (2.40%) Mimecast
8 15 (1.90%) PaaS
9 11 (1.39%) Google Workspace
10 8 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
11 5 (0.63%) Cloudflare
11 5 (0.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 4 (0.51%) Amazon Alexa
12 4 (0.51%) Google Play
12 4 (0.51%) Power Platform
13 3 (0.38%) Dynamics 365
13 3 (0.38%) npm
13 3 (0.38%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 249 (31.48%) Wireless
2 248 (31.35%) LAN
2 248 (31.35%) WAN
3 233 (29.46%) Firewall
4 183 (23.14%) TCP/IP
5 132 (16.69%) VPN
6 118 (14.92%) Broadband
7 104 (13.15%) Internet
8 96 (12.14%) DNS
9 94 (11.88%) MPLS
10 91 (11.50%) DHCP
10 91 (11.50%) Ethernet
11 84 (10.62%) VoIP
12 70 (8.85%) VLAN
13 65 (8.22%) Bluetooth
14 63 (7.96%) MQTT
15 60 (7.59%) SD-WAN
16 58 (7.33%) Cisco ASA
17 51 (6.45%) Network Security
18 50 (6.32%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (3.03%) SQL Server
2 6 (0.76%) Amazon RDS
2 6 (0.76%) MySQL
3 5 (0.63%) GIS
4 3 (0.38%) NoSQL
4 3 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.25%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.13%) Ingres
6 1 (0.13%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.13%) Power BI
6 1 (0.13%) QlikView
6 1 (0.13%) Redis
6 1 (0.13%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 23 (2.91%) Git (software)
2 9 (1.14%) JIRA
3 6 (0.76%) Sonatype Nexus
4 4 (0.51%) JUnit
5 3 (0.38%) GCC
5 3 (0.38%) GDB
5 3 (0.38%) GoogleTest
5 3 (0.38%) Mockito
5 3 (0.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (0.38%) webpack
6 2 (0.25%) Crashlytics
6 2 (0.25%) fastlane
6 2 (0.25%) PHPUnit
6 2 (0.25%) Selenium
7 1 (0.13%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.13%) Genymotion
7 1 (0.13%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.13%) Subversion
General
1 154 (19.47%) Social Skills
2 122 (15.42%) Telecoms
3 74 (9.36%) Finance
4 62 (7.84%) Organisational Skills
5 44 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
6 43 (5.44%) Marketing
7 40 (5.06%) Retail
8 29 (3.67%) Electronics
9 19 (2.40%) Influencing Skills
10 18 (2.28%) Law
11 16 (2.02%) Banking
11 16 (2.02%) Public Sector
12 11 (1.39%) Legal
13 10 (1.26%) Presentation Skills
14 9 (1.14%) Manufacturing
15 6 (0.76%) Documentation Skills
16 5 (0.63%) Automotive
16 5 (0.63%) Local Government
17 4 (0.51%) Advertising
17 4 (0.51%) French Language
Job Titles
1 106 (13.40%) Network Engineer
2 69 (8.72%) Analyst
3 64 (8.09%) Wireless Engineer
4 55 (6.95%) Field Engineer
4 55 (6.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 47 (5.94%) Software Engineer
6 46 (5.82%) Embedded Engineer
6 46 (5.82%) Linux Engineer
7 43 (5.44%) Architect
7 43 (5.44%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 43 (5.44%) Support Engineer
8 41 (5.18%) 2nd Line Support
9 39 (4.93%) Field Service Engineer
10 38 (4.80%) DSP Engineer
10 38 (4.80%) Senior DSP Engineer
11 37 (4.68%) Firmware Engineer
11 37 (4.68%) RF Engineer
11 37 (4.68%) Senior RF Engineer
12 35 (4.42%) Automation Engineer
12 35 (4.42%) DSP Algorithm Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (5.82%) 802.1X
2 38 (4.80%) XMPP
3 24 (3.03%) CSS
3 24 (3.03%) HTML
4 19 (2.40%) Yocto
5 9 (1.14%) Web Services
6 8 (1.01%) Laravel
7 6 (0.76%) Vue.js
8 5 (0.63%) Node.js
9 4 (0.51%) .NET
9 4 (0.51%) ISPF
9 4 (0.51%) Qt
9 4 (0.51%) React
10 3 (0.38%) COM
10 3 (0.38%) JNI
10 3 (0.38%) jQuery
10 3 (0.38%) JSON
10 3 (0.38%) REST
10 3 (0.38%) SOAP
10 3 (0.38%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 90 (11.38%) Driving Licence
2 67 (8.47%) Data Centre
3 58 (7.33%) Self-Motivation
4 45 (5.69%) Embedded Systems
5 42 (5.31%) EPoS
6 41 (5.18%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 35 (4.42%) Algorithms
8 34 (4.30%) Mobile App
9 27 (3.41%) Social Media
10 26 (3.29%) Device Driver
11 22 (2.78%) Management Information System
12 19 (2.40%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 17 (2.15%) Home Automation
13 17 (2.15%) Internet of Things
14 16 (2.02%) User Experience
15 15 (1.90%) Private Cloud
15 15 (1.90%) Smart Home
16 12 (1.52%) Clustering
16 12 (1.52%) Smartphone
17 11 (1.39%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 217 (27.43%) Windows
2 122 (15.42%) Linux
3 107 (13.53%) Windows Server
4 72 (9.10%) Windows 10
5 31 (3.92%) Windows Server 2019
6 27 (3.41%) Embedded Linux
6 27 (3.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 26 (3.29%) Android
8 24 (3.03%) Apple iOS
9 23 (2.91%) Windows Server 2008
9 23 (2.91%) Windows Server 2016
10 21 (2.65%) Windows 7
11 12 (1.52%) Mac OS
12 11 (1.39%) Mac OS X
13 8 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 7 (0.88%) Debian
14 7 (0.88%) FreeRTOS
14 7 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
15 4 (0.51%) Windows 2000 Server
15 4 (0.51%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (14.41%) ITIL
2 112 (14.16%) Problem-Solving
3 86 (10.87%) Computer Science
4 80 (10.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 69 (8.72%) Software Engineering
6 62 (7.84%) Validation
7 50 (6.32%) Service Management
8 48 (6.07%) Software Testing
9 47 (5.94%) Incident Management
10 45 (5.69%) Continuous Integration
11 42 (5.31%) Change Management
11 42 (5.31%) Stakeholder Management
12 41 (5.18%) Test Automation
13 40 (5.06%) Decision-Making
13 40 (5.06%) Disaster Recovery
13 40 (5.06%) Integration Testing
14 38 (4.80%) Performance Measurement
14 38 (4.80%) Project Management
15 37 (4.68%) Problem Management
16 36 (4.55%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 132 (16.69%) C++
2 131 (16.56%) C
3 91 (11.50%) Python
4 39 (4.93%) PowerShell
5 35 (4.42%) MATLAB
5 35 (4.42%) SQL
6 22 (2.78%) Embedded C++
7 17 (2.15%) PHP
8 15 (1.90%) Embedded C
9 12 (1.52%) JavaScript
10 9 (1.14%) Java
11 8 (1.01%) VBA
12 6 (0.76%) Shell Script
13 4 (0.51%) Apple Swift
14 3 (0.38%) Assembly Language
14 3 (0.38%) Bash Shell
14 3 (0.38%) Go
14 3 (0.38%) Kotlin
14 3 (0.38%) Objective-C
14 3 (0.38%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 96 (12.14%) Cisco Certification
2 70 (8.85%) CCNA
3 67 (8.47%) Degree
4 45 (5.69%) CCNP
5 35 (4.42%) PhD
6 30 (3.79%) Microsoft Certification
7 20 (2.53%) JNCIA
8 13 (1.64%) CCIE
9 11 (1.39%) SC Cleared
9 11 (1.39%) Security Cleared
10 10 (1.26%) Computer Science Degree
10 10 (1.26%) MCSE
11 7 (0.88%) CISSP
11 7 (0.88%) JNCIS
12 6 (0.76%) CCDA
12 6 (0.76%) CISM
13 5 (0.63%) CCDP
13 5 (0.63%) HNC
13 5 (0.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 4 (0.51%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (5.44%) SLA
2 10 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.01%) PMO
4 7 (0.88%) Cyber Essentials
4 7 (0.88%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.76%) GDPR
6 5 (0.63%) QA
7 4 (0.51%) NIST
7 4 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 3 (0.38%) DO-178B
8 3 (0.38%) IEC 61508
9 2 (0.25%) Accessibility
9 2 (0.25%) HL7
10 1 (0.13%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.13%) MISRA
10 1 (0.13%) SOC 2
System Software
1 169 (21.37%) Active Directory
2 99 (12.52%) Firmware
3 73 (9.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 64 (8.09%) Hyper-V
5 36 (4.55%) Docker
6 19 (2.40%) vSphere
7 18 (2.28%) XenDesktop
8 14 (1.77%) BitLocker
9 12 (1.52%) Virtual Desktop
10 8 (1.01%) Virtual Servers
11 6 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
11 6 (0.76%) VMware NSX
12 4 (0.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 4 (0.51%) Terminal Services
13 3 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
13 3 (0.38%) XenApp
14 2 (0.25%) KVM
Systems Management
1 54 (6.83%) SCCM
2 39 (4.93%) Microsoft Intune
3 38 (4.80%) Graylog
3 38 (4.80%) Kibana
4 14 (1.77%) Ansible
5 12 (1.52%) Kubernetes
6 11 (1.39%) AirWatch
7 8 (1.01%) FortiGate
7 8 (1.01%) NetBackup
7 8 (1.01%) Norton AntiVirus
7 8 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
7 8 (1.01%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 8 (1.01%) Terraform
8 7 (0.88%) Cisco CUCM
8 7 (0.88%) Puppet
9 6 (0.76%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 6 (0.76%) Failover Clustering
9 6 (0.76%) PaperCut
10 5 (0.63%) WSUS
11 4 (0.51%) SCOM
Vendors
1 213 (26.93%) Microsoft
2 198 (25.03%) Cisco
3 104 (13.15%) VMware
4 73 (9.23%) HP
5 67 (8.47%) Palo Alto
6 58 (7.33%) Juniper
7 56 (7.08%) Meraki
8 37 (4.68%) CheckPoint
9 36 (4.55%) Citrix
10 35 (4.42%) Fortinet
10 35 (4.42%) Mitel
11 34 (4.30%) Aruba
12 30 (3.79%) Apple
13 29 (3.67%) Avaya
14 28 (3.54%) Remedy
15 26 (3.29%) Sophos
16 25 (3.16%) Veeam
17 23 (2.91%) Dell
18 21 (2.65%) Google
19 20 (2.53%) SolarWinds