Period
to 21 July 2018

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 21 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wireless Fidelity (WiFi)
UK
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 448 487 534
Rank change year-on-year +39 +47 +43
Permanent jobs citing Wi-Fi 1,134 1,060 1,039
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.65% 0.59% 0.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.27% 3.74% 3.03%
Number of salaries quoted 938 958 925
UK median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,750 £22,500 £23,000
90th Percentile £71,475 £60,550 £66,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +10.34%

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 26,560 28,378 34,247
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.18% 15.88% 16.89%
Number of salaries quoted 21,013 23,055 28,457
UK median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% - -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

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 21 July 2018.

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 21 July 2018. 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 +33 1,084 £45,000 +12.50% 160
UK excluding London -8 711 £42,500 +6.25% 120
London +106 389 £50,000 +17.65% 44
South East +29 234 £42,500 - 38
East of England -15 149 £49,000 -2.00% 16
North of England +25 141 £38,500 +2.67% 26
South West -11 83 £35,000 -6.67% 13
Midlands -41 81 £40,000 - 23
North West +22 78 £42,000 +5.00% 11
Yorkshire +23 56 £32,500 +27.45% 13
East Midlands +17 47 £40,000 +22.14% 15
West Midlands -29 34 £42,000 +5.00% 8
Scotland -21 17 £28,750 -36.11% 3
North East -23 7 £21,625 -38.21% 2
Wales +7 6 £33,750 -25.00% 1
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 July 2018, 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.

1 480 (42.33%) Cisco
2 446 (39.33%) LAN
3 439 (38.71%) Firewall
4 416 (36.68%) WAN
5 399 (35.19%) Windows
6 337 (29.72%) Microsoft
7 255 (22.49%) Cisco Certification
8 251 (22.13%) Wireless
9 247 (21.78%) Active Directory
10 212 (18.69%) VMware
11 211 (18.61%) ITIL
12 200 (17.64%) VPN
13 198 (17.46%) TCP/IP
14 182 (16.05%) CCNP
15 178 (15.70%) VoIP
16 173 (15.26%) Office 365
17 167 (14.73%) Problem-Solving
18 166 (14.64%) Linux
19 159 (14.02%) Data Centre
20 156 (13.76%) CheckPoint
21 146 (12.87%) Network Security
22 140 (12.35%) Microsoft Office
22 140 (12.35%) DNS
23 138 (12.17%) Windows Server
24 137 (12.08%) Citrix
25 134 (11.82%) Degree
26 133 (11.73%) Cisco ASA
27 130 (11.46%) CCNA
28 122 (10.76%) Ethernet
29 119 (10.49%) Finance

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 82 (7.23%) MS Exchange
2 60 (5.29%) SharePoint
3 56 (4.94%) Skype for Business
4 27 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2010
5 18 (1.59%) Confluence
6 16 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2003
7 15 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2013
8 8 (0.71%) IIS
9 7 (0.62%) WordPress
10 5 (0.44%) Apache
11 2 (0.18%) CMS
11 2 (0.18%) Joomla!
11 2 (0.18%) Smallworld
11 2 (0.18%) Zimbra
12 1 (0.088%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.088%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 140 (12.35%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (2.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (1.76%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.53%) AutoCAD
6 4 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.088%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.088%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.088%) Simulink
7 1 (0.088%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.26%) Sage 200
4 2 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.18%) Eikon
5 1 (0.088%) Misys Opics
5 1 (0.088%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 173 (15.26%) Office 365
2 84 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 64 (5.64%) Amazon AWS
4 26 (2.29%) SaaS
5 19 (1.68%) G Suite
5 19 (1.68%) PaaS
6 12 (1.06%) Google Cloud Platform
7 11 (0.97%) IaaS
8 9 (0.79%) OneDrive
9 8 (0.71%) Akamai
10 6 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (0.35%) GitHub
11 4 (0.35%) Mimecast
12 3 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
13 2 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 2 (0.18%) Amazon S3
13 2 (0.18%) AWS Lambda
13 2 (0.18%) Google App Engine
13 2 (0.18%) Serverless
13 2 (0.18%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 446 (39.33%) LAN
2 439 (38.71%) Firewall
3 416 (36.68%) WAN
4 251 (22.13%) Wireless
5 200 (17.64%) VPN
6 198 (17.46%) TCP/IP
7 178 (15.70%) VoIP
8 146 (12.87%) Network Security
9 140 (12.35%) DNS
10 133 (11.73%) Cisco ASA
11 122 (10.76%) Ethernet
12 116 (10.23%) Cisco Nexus
13 114 (10.05%) DHCP
14 113 (9.96%) OSPF
15 106 (9.35%) BGP
16 91 (8.02%) Bluetooth
17 89 (7.85%) IPsec
17 89 (7.85%) MPLS
18 79 (6.97%) VLAN
19 77 (6.79%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (6.61%) SQL Server
2 16 (1.41%) MySQL
3 8 (0.71%) SQL Server 2005
3 8 (0.71%) SQL Server 2016
4 6 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (0.53%) MongoDB
5 4 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (0.26%) Big Data
7 2 (0.18%) Amazon Redshift
7 2 (0.18%) GIS
7 2 (0.18%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.18%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.18%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.18%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.088%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 35 (3.09%) JIRA
2 30 (2.65%) Git (software)
3 9 (0.79%) CocoaPods
3 9 (0.79%) Subversion
4 8 (0.71%) LabVIEW
5 5 (0.44%) Jenkins
5 5 (0.44%) Maven
5 5 (0.44%) Visual Studio
5 5 (0.44%) Xcode
6 4 (0.35%) ClearCase
6 4 (0.35%) Redmine
7 3 (0.26%) Vagrant
8 2 (0.18%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.18%) Buildbot
8 2 (0.18%) CMake
8 2 (0.18%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.18%) JIRA Agile
8 2 (0.18%) PVCS
8 2 (0.18%) PyCharm
8 2 (0.18%) TeamCity
General
1 119 (10.49%) Finance
2 106 (9.35%) Retail
3 87 (7.67%) Telecoms
4 37 (3.26%) Electronics
4 37 (3.26%) Marketing
5 20 (1.76%) Games
6 17 (1.50%) Advertising
7 14 (1.23%) Manufacturing
8 12 (1.06%) Billing
9 10 (0.88%) Banking
9 10 (0.88%) Legal
10 9 (0.79%) Automotive
10 9 (0.79%) Multimedia
11 5 (0.44%) Law
12 4 (0.35%) Back Office
12 4 (0.35%) Local Government
13 2 (0.18%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.18%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.18%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.088%) Military
Job Titles
1 269 (23.72%) Network Engineer
2 137 (12.08%) Analyst
3 114 (10.05%) Support Engineer
4 87 (7.67%) IT Support
5 60 (5.29%) Support Analyst
6 56 (4.94%) IT Manager
7 54 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 53 (4.67%) IT Engineer
9 52 (4.59%) Network Manager
10 50 (4.41%) Team Leader
11 46 (4.06%) Security Engineer
12 45 (3.97%) Software Engineer
13 39 (3.44%) 2nd Line Support
14 38 (3.35%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 38 (3.35%) Cisco Engineer
15 37 (3.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
15 37 (3.26%) Senior Network Engineer
16 36 (3.17%) Developer
17 35 (3.09%) Consultant
17 35 (3.09%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (5.47%) 802.1X
2 23 (2.03%) HTML
3 20 (1.76%) XML
4 15 (1.32%) .NET
5 14 (1.23%) JSON
5 14 (1.23%) LDAP
6 12 (1.06%) RESTful
6 12 (1.06%) Web Services
7 11 (0.97%) XMPP
8 10 (0.88%) Middleware
9 9 (0.79%) .NET Framework
9 9 (0.79%) Cocoa
9 9 (0.79%) Cocoa Touch
9 9 (0.79%) Core Animation
9 9 (0.79%) Core Data
9 9 (0.79%) CSS
10 8 (0.71%) WinForms
10 8 (0.71%) WPF
11 6 (0.53%) ASP.NET
11 6 (0.53%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 159 (14.02%) Data Centre
2 115 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
3 75 (6.61%) Computer Science
4 69 (6.08%) Self-Motivation
5 52 (4.59%) Management Information System
6 36 (3.17%) Driving Licence
7 35 (3.09%) Virtual Team
8 30 (2.65%) User Experience
9 28 (2.47%) Video Conferencing
10 21 (1.85%) Replication
11 19 (1.68%) CCTV
11 19 (1.68%) Embedded Systems
11 19 (1.68%) EPoS
12 17 (1.50%) Mobile App
13 12 (1.06%) iPhone
14 11 (0.97%) Blackberry
14 11 (0.97%) Data Protection Act
14 11 (0.97%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 10 (0.88%) Internet of Things
15 10 (0.88%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 399 (35.19%) Windows
2 166 (14.64%) Linux
3 138 (12.17%) Windows Server
4 118 (10.41%) Windows 10
5 104 (9.17%) Windows 7
6 89 (7.85%) Windows Server 2008
7 79 (6.97%) Windows Server 2012
8 55 (4.85%) Android
9 47 (4.14%) Apple iOS
10 32 (2.82%) Windows 8
11 28 (2.47%) Mac OS X
12 20 (1.76%) Windows Server 2003
13 18 (1.59%) Ubuntu
14 16 (1.41%) FreeRTOS
15 15 (1.32%) Unix
16 12 (1.06%) Windows XP
17 11 (0.97%) Mac OS
17 11 (0.97%) ThreadX
18 10 (0.88%) Debian
19 8 (0.71%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 211 (18.61%) ITIL
2 167 (14.73%) Problem-Solving
3 110 (9.70%) Project Management
4 75 (6.61%) Disaster Recovery
5 73 (6.44%) Agile Software Development
6 70 (6.17%) Network Management
7 67 (5.91%) Service Management
8 66 (5.82%) Incident Management
9 53 (4.67%) Software Engineering
10 52 (4.59%) Change Management
10 52 (4.59%) Network Monitoring
11 51 (4.50%) Problem Management
12 50 (4.41%) Capacity Planning
12 50 (4.41%) Validation
13 49 (4.32%) Asset Management
13 49 (4.32%) Change Control
14 46 (4.06%) Business Continuity
15 44 (3.88%) Information Security
16 43 (3.79%) Mentoring
17 41 (3.62%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 99 (8.73%) C
2 85 (7.50%) SQL
3 74 (6.53%) Python
4 72 (6.35%) C++
5 41 (3.62%) Java
6 28 (2.47%) PowerShell
7 25 (2.20%) Objective-C
8 23 (2.03%) C#
8 23 (2.03%) JavaScript
9 22 (1.94%) Perl
10 21 (1.85%) Shell Script
11 12 (1.06%) Embedded C
12 11 (0.97%) Ruby
13 10 (0.88%) Apple Swift
14 9 (0.79%) Assembly Language
15 8 (0.71%) PHP
16 6 (0.53%) Bash Shell
16 6 (0.53%) Embedded C++
16 6 (0.53%) MATLAB
16 6 (0.53%) VB
Qualifications
1 255 (22.49%) Cisco Certification
2 182 (16.05%) CCNP
3 134 (11.82%) Degree
4 130 (11.46%) CCNA
5 88 (7.76%) CCIE
6 84 (7.41%) Security Cleared
7 71 (6.26%) SC Cleared
8 49 (4.32%) Microsoft Certification
9 43 (3.79%) Computer Science Degree
10 26 (2.29%) ITIL Certification
11 22 (1.94%) MCP
11 22 (1.94%) MCSA
12 20 (1.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 17 (1.50%) CCDP
13 17 (1.50%) Citrix Certification
14 14 (1.23%) CISSP
15 12 (1.06%) CCSA
15 12 (1.06%) MCSE
16 11 (0.97%) CCDA
17 10 (0.88%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 112 (9.88%) SLA
2 36 (3.17%) PCI DSS
3 29 (2.56%) GDPR
4 19 (1.68%) QA
5 17 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 10 (0.88%) PMO
7 7 (0.62%) Cyber Essentials
8 6 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 5 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 5 (0.44%) JTAG
10 3 (0.26%) COBIT
11 2 (0.18%) MISRA
12 1 (0.088%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.088%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 247 (21.78%) Active Directory
2 119 (10.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 91 (8.02%) Firmware
4 60 (5.29%) Hyper-V
5 24 (2.12%) VMware NSX
6 22 (1.94%) VMware ESXi
7 18 (1.59%) vSphere
8 15 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
8 15 (1.32%) XenApp
9 8 (0.71%) XenDesktop
10 5 (0.44%) Snort
11 4 (0.35%) Docker
11 4 (0.35%) ProxySG
11 4 (0.35%) VMware Workstation
12 3 (0.26%) Terminal Services
12 3 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (0.26%) VMware Server
13 2 (0.18%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
13 2 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
14 1 (0.088%) BlackBerry Internet Service
Systems Management
1 52 (4.59%) SCCM
2 30 (2.65%) Cisco CUCM
3 29 (2.56%) FortiGate
4 23 (2.03%) Cisco Prime
5 21 (1.85%) Cisco IPCC
6 18 (1.59%) SCOM
7 16 (1.41%) Cacti
7 16 (1.41%) Puppet
8 15 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
9 13 (1.15%) Norton AntiVirus
10 9 (0.79%) SolarWinds Orion
10 9 (0.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 9 (0.79%) vCenter Server
10 9 (0.79%) vRealize
10 9 (0.79%) WSUS
11 8 (0.71%) Nagios
12 7 (0.62%) Ansible
12 7 (0.62%) Backup Exec
13 6 (0.53%) AirWatch
13 6 (0.53%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 480 (42.33%) Cisco
2 337 (29.72%) Microsoft
3 212 (18.69%) VMware
4 156 (13.76%) CheckPoint
5 137 (12.08%) Citrix
6 117 (10.32%) Palo Alto
7 98 (8.64%) Aruba
7 98 (8.64%) HP
8 93 (8.20%) SolarWinds
9 91 (8.02%) Juniper
10 68 (6.00%) Meraki
11 65 (5.73%) Riverbed
12 60 (5.29%) F5
13 50 (4.41%) Apple
14 47 (4.14%) Avaya
15 39 (3.44%) Nortel
16 37 (3.26%) EMC
17 35 (3.09%) Fortinet
18 34 (3.00%) Zscaler
19 33 (2.91%) Veeam