Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wireless Fidelity (WiFi)
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 495 470 547
Rank change year-on-year -25 +77 +77
Permanent jobs citing Wi-Fi 995 1167 1056
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.56% 0.61% 0.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.55% 3.62% 2.89%
Number of salaries quoted 906 992 844
UK median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £21,750 £23,013 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £67,500 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £39,500 £37,500 £36,259
% change year-on-year +5.33% +3.42% +6.64%

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 28053 32236 36504
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.68% 16.98% 16.67%
Number of salaries quoted 22722 26396 30185
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,225 £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 18 November 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 18 November 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 -48 918 £42,500 +6.25% 51
UK excluding London -14 692 £39,500 +5.33% 39
London -51 270 £50,000 -3.38% 13
South East +11 208 £37,500 -3.85% 9
North of England -1 152 £37,500 - 10
East of England -7 135 £50,000 +11.11% 5
South West -36 87 £35,000 +22.81% 9
North West -35 75 £40,000 +6.67% 7
Midlands -26 73 £40,000 +14.29% 5
Yorkshire +34 63 £29,000 -22.67% 2
West Midlands -3 44 £40,000 +10.34% 2
East Midlands +10 31 £40,000 +21.21% 3
Wales +17 28 £39,250 +8.28%
Scotland -7 17 £36,250 -0.68% 1
North East +19 14 £23,250 -28.46% 1

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 389 (39.10%) LAN
2 368 (36.98%) WAN
3 354 (35.58%) Windows
4 345 (34.67%) Firewall
5 332 (33.37%) Cisco
6 266 (26.73%) Microsoft
7 256 (25.73%) Active Directory
8 227 (22.81%) VPN
9 224 (22.51%) Cisco Certification
10 209 (21.01%) Wireless
11 179 (17.99%) ITIL
12 173 (17.39%) Windows Server
13 172 (17.29%) VoIP
14 169 (16.98%) VMware
15 165 (16.58%) TCP/IP
16 161 (16.18%) Degree
17 153 (15.38%) Linux
18 150 (15.08%) Office 365
19 137 (13.77%) DNS
20 129 (12.96%) Telecoms
20 129 (12.96%) Data Centre
21 125 (12.56%) C
22 124 (12.46%) Juniper
23 121 (12.16%) CCNP
24 119 (11.96%) MPLS
25 118 (11.86%) DHCP
25 118 (11.86%) MS Exchange
26 115 (11.56%) Windows Server 2008
27 114 (11.46%) BGP
28 112 (11.26%) 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
1 118 (11.86%) MS Exchange
2 51 (5.13%) SharePoint
3 46 (4.62%) Skype for Business
4 44 (4.42%) Exchange Server 2010
5 31 (3.12%) Exchange Server 2013
6 20 (2.01%) IIS
7 15 (1.51%) OpenStack
8 13 (1.31%) Cloud Foundry
9 9 (0.90%) SAS
10 7 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
10 7 (0.70%) Confluence
11 5 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2003
12 3 (0.30%) Apache
12 3 (0.30%) CMS
12 3 (0.30%) SharePoint Server
13 2 (0.20%) IBM Notes
13 2 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
14 1 (0.10%) Drupal
14 1 (0.10%) WordPress
14 1 (0.10%) Zimbra
Applications
1 107 (10.75%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (2.51%) Microsoft Project
3 20 (2.01%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.50%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.40%) Simulink
6 1 (0.10%) OrCAD
6 1 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.80%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.20%) Dynamics GP
3 2 (0.20%) Magento
3 2 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.20%) Sage X3
3 2 (0.20%) Workfront
4 1 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.10%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.10%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 150 (15.08%) Office 365
2 83 (8.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 64 (6.43%) Amazon AWS
4 33 (3.32%) SaaS
5 20 (2.01%) IaaS
6 15 (1.51%) PaaS
7 10 (1.01%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 9 (0.90%) Slack
9 8 (0.80%) Dropbox
9 8 (0.80%) G Suite
9 8 (0.80%) GitHub
10 7 (0.70%) Azure Active Directory
11 5 (0.50%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.30%) Akamai
12 3 (0.30%) Dynamics 365
12 3 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
12 3 (0.30%) Mimecast
12 3 (0.30%) Yammer
13 2 (0.20%) Amazon Glacier
13 2 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 389 (39.10%) LAN
2 368 (36.98%) WAN
3 345 (34.67%) Firewall
4 227 (22.81%) VPN
5 209 (21.01%) Wireless
6 172 (17.29%) VoIP
7 165 (16.58%) TCP/IP
8 137 (13.77%) DNS
9 119 (11.96%) MPLS
10 118 (11.86%) DHCP
11 114 (11.46%) BGP
12 105 (10.55%) VLAN
13 94 (9.45%) OSPF
14 92 (9.25%) SAN
15 84 (8.44%) Bluetooth
16 83 (8.34%) Internet
17 80 (8.04%) Unified Communications
18 79 (7.94%) Cisco ASA
19 76 (7.64%) Network Security
20 72 (7.24%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (5.73%) SQL Server
2 16 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
3 15 (1.51%) NoSQL
3 15 (1.51%) SQL Server 2008
4 14 (1.41%) Apache Cassandra
5 10 (1.01%) MySQL
6 7 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (0.50%) Big Data
8 4 (0.40%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.20%) MS Access
9 2 (0.20%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.20%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.20%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.10%) Couchbase
10 1 (0.10%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.10%) Ingres
10 1 (0.10%) Oracle Exadata
10 1 (0.10%) Power BI
10 1 (0.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 21 (2.11%) Jenkins
2 20 (2.01%) Git (software)
3 12 (1.21%) JIRA
3 12 (1.21%) Subversion
4 7 (0.70%) IntelliJ
4 7 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (0.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 5 (0.50%) Xcode
6 4 (0.40%) Bitbucket
6 4 (0.40%) Geb
6 4 (0.40%) JMeter
6 4 (0.40%) PHPUnit
6 4 (0.40%) Robot Framework
6 4 (0.40%) Selenium
6 4 (0.40%) TestRail
6 4 (0.40%) WebDriver
7 3 (0.30%) Artifactory
7 3 (0.30%) Gradle
7 3 (0.30%) Maven
7 3 (0.30%) TeamCity
General
1 129 (12.96%) Telecoms
2 99 (9.95%) Finance
3 63 (6.33%) Electronics
4 35 (3.52%) Retail
5 30 (3.02%) Manufacturing
6 20 (2.01%) Marketing
7 12 (1.21%) Back Office
8 11 (1.11%) Banking
9 10 (1.01%) Advertising
10 9 (0.90%) Military
11 8 (0.80%) Aerospace
12 7 (0.70%) Financial Institution
12 7 (0.70%) Games
12 7 (0.70%) Law
13 5 (0.50%) Automotive
13 5 (0.50%) Local Government
13 5 (0.50%) Mandarin Language
14 4 (0.40%) Billing
14 4 (0.40%) Multimedia
15 3 (0.30%) German Language
Job Titles
1 201 (20.20%) Network Engineer
2 106 (10.65%) Support Engineer
3 84 (8.44%) Analyst
4 69 (6.93%) IT Support
5 66 (6.63%) Senior Network Engineer
6 62 (6.23%) Embedded Engineer
7 59 (5.93%) Support Analyst
8 53 (5.33%) IT Engineer
9 51 (5.13%) Architect
10 47 (4.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 46 (4.62%) Developer
11 46 (4.62%) Project Manager
12 45 (4.52%) 2nd Line Support
13 41 (4.12%) Software Engineer
14 38 (3.82%) Embedded C Engineer
14 38 (3.82%) Systems Engineer
15 37 (3.72%) Consultant
16 36 (3.62%) Network Support
17 35 (3.52%) Cisco Engineer
17 35 (3.52%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (5.03%) 802.1X
2 25 (2.51%) JSON
2 25 (2.51%) REST
3 13 (1.31%) Memcached
3 13 (1.31%) XMPP
4 11 (1.11%) Middleware
5 10 (1.01%) .NET
6 7 (0.70%) Web Services
6 7 (0.70%) XML
7 6 (0.60%) HTML
8 5 (0.50%) Entity Framework
8 5 (0.50%) iOS SDK
9 4 (0.40%) Symfony
10 3 (0.30%) .NET Framework
10 3 (0.30%) Android SDK
10 3 (0.30%) Laravel
10 3 (0.30%) React
10 3 (0.30%) React Native
10 3 (0.30%) UIKit
11 2 (0.20%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 129 (12.96%) Data Centre
2 80 (8.04%) Computer Science
3 79 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
4 51 (5.13%) Driving Licence
5 40 (4.02%) Embedded Systems
6 36 (3.62%) Management Information System
7 26 (2.61%) PKI
7 26 (2.61%) Smart Home
8 25 (2.51%) CCTV
9 23 (2.31%) Video Conferencing
10 19 (1.91%) User Experience
11 18 (1.81%) EPoS
12 17 (1.71%) Mobile App
12 17 (1.71%) PMI
12 17 (1.71%) Private Cloud
13 16 (1.61%) Internet of Things
14 15 (1.51%) Blackberry
15 13 (1.31%) Replication
16 12 (1.21%) Virtual Team
17 11 (1.11%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 354 (35.58%) Windows
2 173 (17.39%) Windows Server
3 153 (15.38%) Linux
4 115 (11.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 112 (11.26%) Windows 7
6 109 (10.95%) Windows 10
7 90 (9.05%) Windows Server 2012
8 54 (5.43%) Apple iOS
8 54 (5.43%) Unix
9 49 (4.92%) Android
10 33 (3.32%) Windows 8
11 16 (1.61%) Mac OS X
12 15 (1.51%) Ubuntu
13 14 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
14 10 (1.01%) CentOS
14 10 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 10 (1.01%) Windows XP
15 8 (0.80%) AIX
15 8 (0.80%) Embedded Linux
15 8 (0.80%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 179 (17.99%) ITIL
2 84 (8.44%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (8.44%) Project Management
3 83 (8.34%) Change Management
4 71 (7.14%) Load Balancing
5 70 (7.04%) Software Engineering
6 61 (6.13%) Network Design
7 54 (5.43%) Disaster Recovery
8 52 (5.23%) PRINCE2
9 51 (5.13%) Mentoring
10 49 (4.92%) DevOps
11 47 (4.72%) Configuration Management
12 46 (4.62%) Problem Management
13 45 (4.52%) Information Security
14 44 (4.42%) Network Management
14 44 (4.42%) Service Management
15 40 (4.02%) Incident Management
15 40 (4.02%) Presales
15 40 (4.02%) Test Automation
16 39 (3.92%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 125 (12.56%) C
2 93 (9.35%) Python
3 83 (8.34%) C++
4 63 (6.33%) SQL
5 40 (4.02%) Embedded C
6 29 (2.91%) Java
6 29 (2.91%) PowerShell
7 18 (1.81%) C#
8 14 (1.41%) Perl
8 14 (1.41%) Ruby
9 13 (1.31%) Assembly Language
10 10 (1.01%) PHP
10 10 (1.01%) VBScript
11 9 (0.90%) Bash Shell
12 8 (0.80%) Embedded C++
13 6 (0.60%) ANSI C
13 6 (0.60%) JavaScript
13 6 (0.60%) VB
14 5 (0.50%) Shell Script
14 5 (0.50%) XAML
Qualifications
1 224 (22.51%) Cisco Certification
2 161 (16.18%) Degree
3 121 (12.16%) CCNP
4 107 (10.75%) CCNA
5 56 (5.63%) CCIE
6 54 (5.43%) Microsoft Certification
7 53 (5.33%) Security Cleared
8 48 (4.82%) SC Cleared
9 37 (3.72%) Computer Science Degree
10 28 (2.81%) MCSA
10 28 (2.81%) MCSE
11 27 (2.71%) MCP
12 25 (2.51%) JNCIP
13 22 (2.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 21 (2.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 17 (1.71%) CCSE
15 17 (1.71%) PMI Certification
16 15 (1.51%) CCDP
16 15 (1.51%) CWNA
17 13 (1.31%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (8.94%) SLA
2 49 (4.92%) PCI DSS
3 33 (3.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (1.01%) Cyber Essentials
5 9 (0.90%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 9 (0.90%) QA
6 6 (0.60%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.30%) DO-178B
8 3 (0.30%) IEC 61508
9 2 (0.20%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.10%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.10%) DO-254
10 1 (0.10%) ISO 26262
10 1 (0.10%) MISRA
10 1 (0.10%) MISRA C
10 1 (0.10%) PMO
System Software
1 256 (25.73%) Active Directory
2 112 (11.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 60 (6.03%) Firmware
4 58 (5.83%) Hyper-V
5 31 (3.12%) vSphere
6 25 (2.51%) Terminal Services
7 20 (2.01%) VMware ESXi
8 17 (1.71%) Docker
9 14 (1.41%) VMware NSX
10 13 (1.31%) XenApp
11 9 (0.90%) KVM
12 8 (0.80%) XenDesktop
13 7 (0.70%) Virtual Servers
14 6 (0.60%) NFS
14 6 (0.60%) oVirt
14 6 (0.60%) pfSense
14 6 (0.60%) Samba
15 5 (0.50%) Xen
16 3 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
17 2 (0.20%) iptables
Systems Management
1 49 (4.92%) SCCM
2 32 (3.22%) Cisco CUCM
3 23 (2.31%) Cisco Prime
3 23 (2.31%) WSUS
4 22 (2.21%) Puppet
5 21 (2.11%) Cacti
6 19 (1.91%) Opscode Chef
7 18 (1.81%) FortiGate
7 18 (1.81%) Nagios
7 18 (1.81%) SCOM
8 14 (1.41%) SolarWinds Orion
9 11 (1.11%) Backup Exec
9 11 (1.11%) Kubernetes
10 10 (1.01%) OpenNMS
10 10 (1.01%) RANCID
11 7 (0.70%) Norton AntiVirus
12 6 (0.60%) Bacula
13 5 (0.50%) Ansible
13 5 (0.50%) McAfee ePO
13 5 (0.50%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 332 (33.37%) Cisco
2 266 (26.73%) Microsoft
3 169 (16.98%) VMware
4 124 (12.46%) Juniper
5 107 (10.75%) Citrix
6 73 (7.34%) F5
6 73 (7.34%) HP
7 70 (7.04%) CheckPoint
8 66 (6.63%) Palo Alto
9 58 (5.83%) Meraki
10 53 (5.33%) Aruba
11 48 (4.82%) SolarWinds
12 43 (4.32%) Apple
13 40 (4.02%) Avaya
14 31 (3.12%) Google
15 27 (2.71%) Dell
16 25 (2.51%) Sophos
17 24 (2.41%) Extreme Networks
18 20 (2.01%) Fortinet
19 19 (1.91%) Ubiquiti