Period
to 28 September 2020

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 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wireless Fidelity (WiFi)
UK
6 months to
28 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 336 412 441
Rank change year-on-year +76 +29 +53
Permanent jobs citing Wi-Fi 420 1,015 1,162
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.87% 0.73% 0.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.62% 4.64% 4.67%
Number of salaries quoted 404 886 1,019
Median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £28,000 £24,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £76,750 £63,750 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,865 £41,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +12.93% -2.35% -

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 7,476 21,880 24,869
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.57% 15.70% 14.94%
Number of salaries quoted 5,920 16,587 19,759
Median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £30,500 £25,689 £25,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +7.06% - +6.25%

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 September 2020.

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 28 September 2020. 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 +80 407 £50,000 +17.65% 114
UK excluding London +62 258 £46,865 +12.93% 98
London +149 159 £50,000 +11.11% 22
South East +71 65 £47,500 +5.56% 19
North of England +108 62 £45,000 +28.57% 28
Midlands +110 54 £44,000 -12.00% 19
East of England +70 42 £47,500 +32.87% 14
West Midlands +88 39 £50,000 -4.76% 10
Yorkshire +111 38 £47,500 +35.71% 12
South West +98 31 £47,500 +18.75% 11
Work from Home +49 31 £47,500 -5.00% 14
North West +94 18 £45,000 +5.88% 13
East Midlands +85 15 £39,500 +5.33% 9
Scotland +86 7 £47,500 +50.79% 4
North East +20 6 £55,000 +57.14% 3
Wales +36 4 £34,500 -23.33% 3

For the 6 months to 28 September 2020, 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.

1 227 (54.05%) Cisco
2 207 (49.29%) WAN
3 189 (45.00%) Firewall
4 177 (42.14%) LAN
5 144 (34.29%) Microsoft
6 129 (30.71%) Cisco Certification
7 122 (29.05%) Windows
8 117 (27.86%) Azure
9 114 (27.14%) Active Directory
10 102 (24.29%) Office 365
11 99 (23.57%) Wireless
12 89 (21.19%) VoIP
13 88 (20.95%) VPN
14 84 (20.00%) Network Security
15 83 (19.76%) DNS
16 81 (19.29%) VMware
17 80 (19.05%) AWS
18 78 (18.57%) CCNP
19 76 (18.10%) BGP
20 73 (17.38%) OSPF
21 71 (16.90%) DHCP
22 70 (16.67%) CCNA
23 68 (16.19%) Linux
24 66 (15.71%) Finance
25 62 (14.76%) Windows Server
26 61 (14.52%) MPLS
27 57 (13.57%) Cisco ASA
27 57 (13.57%) Problem-Solving
28 52 (12.38%) Data Centre
29 51 (12.14%) Meraki

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 24 (5.71%) Skype for Business
2 23 (5.48%) MS Exchange
3 20 (4.76%) SharePoint
4 11 (2.62%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (1.43%) IIS
7 2 (0.48%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.48%) CMS
7 2 (0.48%) Confluence
8 1 (0.24%) DNN
Applications
1 45 (10.71%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (7.38%) MS Visio
3 10 (2.38%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.48%) SketchUp
5 1 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.24%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (0.71%) Elite 3E
2 2 (0.48%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 117 (27.86%) Azure
2 102 (24.29%) Office 365
3 80 (19.05%) AWS
4 36 (8.57%) Azure Active Directory
5 23 (5.48%) GCP
6 22 (5.24%) G Suite
6 22 (5.24%) Route 53
6 22 (5.24%) Slack
7 18 (4.29%) Mimecast
8 9 (2.14%) IaaS
9 8 (1.90%) SaaS
10 6 (1.43%) OneDrive
11 5 (1.19%) Power Platform
12 4 (0.95%) GitHub
13 2 (0.48%) Amazon S3
13 2 (0.48%) Firebase
13 2 (0.48%) Google Analytics
13 2 (0.48%) PaaS
13 2 (0.48%) Smartsheet
14 1 (0.24%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 207 (49.29%) WAN
2 189 (45.00%) Firewall
3 177 (42.14%) LAN
4 99 (23.57%) Wireless
5 89 (21.19%) VoIP
6 88 (20.95%) VPN
7 84 (20.00%) Network Security
8 83 (19.76%) DNS
9 76 (18.10%) BGP
10 73 (17.38%) OSPF
11 71 (16.90%) DHCP
12 61 (14.52%) MPLS
13 57 (13.57%) Cisco ASA
14 50 (11.90%) TCP/IP
15 48 (11.43%) Internet
16 30 (7.14%) Wireshark
17 29 (6.90%) IPsec
18 27 (6.43%) SNMP
19 26 (6.19%) Skype
19 26 (6.19%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.67%) SQL Server 2014
3 6 (1.43%) GIS
4 4 (0.95%) Power BI
5 3 (0.71%) MySQL
6 2 (0.48%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.48%) Redis
6 2 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.48%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (0.48%) SQL Server 2019
7 1 (0.24%) Big Data
7 1 (0.24%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.24%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.24%) MS Access
7 1 (0.24%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.24%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.24%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (2.14%) Git (software)
2 7 (1.67%) JIRA
3 6 (1.43%) Sonatype Nexus
3 6 (1.43%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.48%) Charles Proxy
4 2 (0.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (0.48%) Xcode
5 1 (0.24%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.24%) Selenium
5 1 (0.24%) Subversion
General
1 66 (15.71%) Finance
2 49 (11.67%) Telecoms
3 25 (5.95%) Public Sector
4 14 (3.33%) Financial Institution
5 8 (1.90%) Retail
6 7 (1.67%) Back Office
6 7 (1.67%) Electronics
6 7 (1.67%) Law
7 6 (1.43%) Local Government
8 5 (1.19%) Advertising
9 4 (0.95%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.95%) Military
10 3 (0.71%) Automotive
10 3 (0.71%) Banking
10 3 (0.71%) French Language
10 3 (0.71%) Legal
10 3 (0.71%) Marketing
10 3 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.48%) Billing
12 1 (0.24%) German Language
Job Titles
1 141 (33.57%) Network Engineer
2 58 (13.81%) Senior Network Engineer
3 39 (9.29%) Analyst
4 30 (7.14%) Cisco Engineer
5 27 (6.43%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 27 (6.43%) IT Engineer
6 23 (5.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 22 (5.24%) Support Engineer
8 21 (5.00%) Network Manager
9 20 (4.76%) IT Manager
10 19 (4.52%) Software Engineer
11 17 (4.05%) Administrator
11 17 (4.05%) Field Engineer
12 16 (3.81%) Network Analyst
13 15 (3.57%) IT Support
13 15 (3.57%) Systems Administrator
13 15 (3.57%) Wireless Engineer
14 14 (3.33%) Developer
14 14 (3.33%) Senior Cisco Engineer
14 14 (3.33%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.62%) 802.1X
2 9 (2.14%) HTML
3 6 (1.43%) JSON
4 5 (1.19%) CSS
4 5 (1.19%) Node.js
4 5 (1.19%) Regular Expression
4 5 (1.19%) YAML
5 3 (0.71%) .NET
5 3 (0.71%) gRPC
5 3 (0.71%) LDAP
5 3 (0.71%) RESTful
6 2 (0.48%) React
6 2 (0.48%) Vue.js
6 2 (0.48%) Web Services
6 2 (0.48%) WebRTC
6 2 (0.48%) XML
6 2 (0.48%) X-Windows
7 1 (0.24%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.24%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (0.24%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 52 (12.38%) Data Centre
2 28 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 22 (5.24%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (3.57%) Self-Motivation
5 10 (2.38%) Fibre Optics
6 9 (2.14%) Clustering
7 8 (1.90%) Embedded Systems
8 6 (1.43%) Driving Licence
8 6 (1.43%) Hybrid Cloud
8 6 (1.43%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (1.19%) Replication
9 5 (1.19%) Smartphone
10 4 (0.95%) Client/Server
10 4 (0.95%) DataPower
10 4 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (0.95%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 4 (0.95%) iPhone
10 4 (0.95%) iSeries
10 4 (0.95%) PKI
10 4 (0.95%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 122 (29.05%) Windows
2 68 (16.19%) Linux
3 62 (14.76%) Windows Server
4 26 (6.19%) Windows 10
5 23 (5.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (5.24%) Mac OS X
7 13 (3.10%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (2.86%) Android
8 12 (2.86%) Windows Server 2019
9 11 (2.62%) Apple iOS
10 8 (1.90%) Windows 7
11 7 (1.67%) Windows Server 2016
12 5 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (0.95%) SUSE
14 2 (0.48%) CentOS
14 2 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.48%) Unix
15 1 (0.24%) Amazon Linux
15 1 (0.24%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (13.57%) Problem-Solving
2 44 (10.48%) Project Delivery
3 40 (9.52%) ITIL
4 38 (9.05%) Network Management
4 38 (9.05%) Network Monitoring
5 32 (7.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 29 (6.90%) Identity Management
7 26 (6.19%) Information Security
8 24 (5.71%) Security Monitoring
9 23 (5.48%) B2B
10 22 (5.24%) Network Design
10 22 (5.24%) Performance Analysis
11 21 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
12 20 (4.76%) Cybersecurity
13 19 (4.52%) Change Management
14 18 (4.29%) Computer Science
14 18 (4.29%) DevOps
14 18 (4.29%) Project Management
15 17 (4.05%) Software Engineering
16 16 (3.81%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (10.71%) Python
2 26 (6.19%) PowerShell
3 24 (5.71%) C
4 19 (4.52%) C++
5 15 (3.57%) SQL
6 9 (2.14%) Go
7 6 (1.43%) Java
7 6 (1.43%) JavaScript
7 6 (1.43%) VBScript
8 5 (1.19%) Embedded C
9 3 (0.71%) MATLAB
9 3 (0.71%) PHP
9 3 (0.71%) TypeScript
10 2 (0.48%) Embedded C++
10 2 (0.48%) Kotlin
10 2 (0.48%) Perl
11 1 (0.24%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.24%) C#
Qualifications
1 129 (30.71%) Cisco Certification
2 78 (18.57%) CCNP
3 70 (16.67%) CCNA
4 32 (7.62%) Microsoft Certification
5 27 (6.43%) CCDP
6 26 (6.19%) MCSE
7 23 (5.48%) Degree
8 22 (5.24%) JNCIA
9 19 (4.52%) JNCIS
10 15 (3.57%) Security Cleared
11 12 (2.86%) MCSA
12 11 (2.62%) MCP
12 11 (2.62%) SC Cleared
13 10 (2.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 9 (2.14%) LPIC
15 8 (1.90%) CCIE
16 7 (1.67%) CISM
16 7 (1.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 6 (1.43%) DBS Check
18 4 (0.95%) ACSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (6.67%) SLA
2 18 (4.29%) GDPR
3 17 (4.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.95%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.95%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.71%) NIST
5 3 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.24%) IEC 62304
7 1 (0.24%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 114 (27.14%) Active Directory
2 41 (9.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (9.05%) Hyper-V
4 25 (5.95%) VMware Server
5 16 (3.81%) Firmware
6 11 (2.62%) Virtual Servers
6 11 (2.62%) VMware Workstation
6 11 (2.62%) vSphere
7 7 (1.67%) Docker
7 7 (1.67%) Terminal Services
7 7 (1.67%) Virtual Desktop
8 6 (1.43%) XenApp
9 5 (1.19%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 4 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (0.71%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.48%) DFS Replication
13 1 (0.24%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 33 (7.86%) Ansible
2 23 (5.48%) Nagios
2 23 (5.48%) Opscode Chef
2 23 (5.48%) Puppet
3 20 (4.76%) SCCM
4 17 (4.05%) Microsoft Intune
5 6 (1.43%) Cisco Prime
5 6 (1.43%) FortiGate
6 4 (0.95%) AirWatch
6 4 (0.95%) Cisco CME
6 4 (0.95%) Cisco CUCM
6 4 (0.95%) Kubernetes
6 4 (0.95%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 2 (0.48%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (0.48%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.48%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.48%) Terraform
8 1 (0.24%) PaperCut
8 1 (0.24%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (0.24%) WSUS
Vendors
1 227 (54.05%) Cisco
2 144 (34.29%) Microsoft
3 81 (19.29%) VMware
4 51 (12.14%) Meraki
5 50 (11.90%) CheckPoint
6 46 (10.95%) Palo Alto
7 43 (10.24%) Juniper
8 39 (9.29%) Fortinet
9 36 (8.57%) Riverbed
10 31 (7.38%) Avaya
11 25 (5.95%) Sophos
12 24 (5.71%) Citrix
13 23 (5.48%) SolarWinds
14 21 (5.00%) Aruba
15 15 (3.57%) Dell
16 14 (3.33%) Infoblox
17 12 (2.86%) HP
18 11 (2.62%) F5
18 11 (2.62%) IBM
19 10 (2.38%) McAfee