Period
to 25 January 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 25 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wireless Fidelity (WiFi)
UK
6 months to
25 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 344 407 401
Rank change year-on-year +63 -6 +89
Permanent jobs citing Wi-Fi 547 920 1,172
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.85% 0.74% 0.77%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.06% 4.90% 5.13%
Number of salaries quoted 506 832 1,039
Median annual salary £49,250 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.88% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £28,000 £25,000 £26,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £65,000 £65,050
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +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 9,032 18,771 22,859
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.03% 15.03% 15.06%
Number of salaries quoted 7,180 14,995 18,146
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.66%

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 25 January 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 25 January 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 +54 522 £50,000 +20.48% 131
UK excluding London +103 382 £45,000 +5.88% 98
North of England +114 151 £55,000 +57.14% 28
London +36 146 £55,000 +32.53% 31
Yorkshire +73 89 £57,500 +130.00% 10
Work from Home -37 78 £57,500 +9.52% 16
South East +70 75 £45,000 - 30
Midlands +62 64 £40,000 -17.95% 12
West Midlands +64 48 £41,500 -20.95% 6
North West +76 47 £42,500 -10.53% 10
East of England +51 45 £47,500 +37.68% 10
South West +50 36 £44,000 +10.00% 18
East Midlands +45 16 £29,360 -30.92% 6
North East +20 15 £52,500 +5.00% 8
Scotland +27 8 £32,881 -0.36% 1
Wales +40 7 £33,500 -33.00%

For the 6 months to 25 January 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.

1 216 (39.49%) WAN
2 201 (36.75%) LAN
3 198 (36.20%) Cisco
3 198 (36.20%) Firewall
4 169 (30.90%) Microsoft
5 165 (30.16%) Wireless
6 150 (27.42%) Windows
7 145 (26.51%) Office 365
8 139 (25.41%) Active Directory
9 135 (24.68%) Azure
10 128 (23.40%) VPN
11 114 (20.84%) Cisco Certification
12 107 (19.56%) Linux
13 104 (19.01%) VoIP
14 98 (17.92%) AWS
15 97 (17.73%) VMware
16 94 (17.18%) TCP/IP
17 92 (16.82%) DNS
18 86 (15.72%) DHCP
19 83 (15.17%) Network Security
20 79 (14.44%) Telecoms
21 77 (14.08%) Python
22 76 (13.89%) CCNP
23 69 (12.61%) Finance
24 65 (11.88%) Windows Server
25 64 (11.70%) Problem-Solving
26 63 (11.52%) Microsoft Office
27 62 (11.33%) C
27 62 (11.33%) Cisco ASA
27 62 (11.33%) VLAN

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 40 (7.31%) SharePoint
2 29 (5.30%) MS Exchange
2 29 (5.30%) Skype for Business
3 26 (4.75%) IIS
4 18 (3.29%) Apache
5 11 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (1.10%) Confluence
6 6 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.37%) WordPress
9 1 (0.18%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.18%) CMS
9 1 (0.18%) DNN
9 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 63 (11.52%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (5.67%) MS Visio
3 17 (3.11%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (1.28%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.37%) SketchUp
6 1 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.18%) OrCAD
6 1 (0.18%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 4 (0.73%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (0.73%) Oracle EBS R12
1 4 (0.73%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 145 (26.51%) Office 365
2 135 (24.68%) Azure
3 98 (17.92%) AWS
4 35 (6.40%) Azure Active Directory
5 24 (4.39%) Mimecast
6 23 (4.20%) GCP
7 21 (3.84%) Route 53
7 21 (3.84%) Slack
8 15 (2.74%) OneDrive
9 13 (2.38%) G Suite
10 12 (2.19%) IaaS
11 8 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (0.91%) AWS CloudFormation
13 4 (0.73%) SaaS
14 3 (0.55%) GitHub
14 3 (0.55%) PaaS
14 3 (0.55%) Power Platform
15 1 (0.18%) Azure ExpressRoute
15 1 (0.18%) PowerApps
15 1 (0.18%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 216 (39.49%) WAN
2 201 (36.75%) LAN
3 198 (36.20%) Firewall
4 165 (30.16%) Wireless
5 128 (23.40%) VPN
6 104 (19.01%) VoIP
7 94 (17.18%) TCP/IP
8 92 (16.82%) DNS
9 86 (15.72%) DHCP
10 83 (15.17%) Network Security
11 62 (11.33%) Cisco ASA
11 62 (11.33%) VLAN
12 60 (10.97%) MPLS
13 51 (9.32%) Broadband
14 49 (8.96%) Internet
15 48 (8.78%) BGP
15 48 (8.78%) OSPF
15 48 (8.78%) Wireshark
16 44 (8.04%) Ethernet
17 41 (7.50%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (4.02%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.10%) SQL Server 2014
3 5 (0.91%) MySQL
3 5 (0.91%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (0.55%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.37%) Apache Ignite
5 2 (0.37%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.37%) Power BI
5 2 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.18%) Big Data
6 1 (0.18%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.18%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.18%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.18%) Redis
6 1 (0.18%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 15 (2.74%) JIRA
2 9 (1.65%) Git (software)
3 5 (0.91%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (0.37%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.37%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.18%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.18%) GCC
5 1 (0.18%) Subversion
General
1 79 (14.44%) Telecoms
2 69 (12.61%) Finance
3 26 (4.75%) Marketing
4 23 (4.20%) Retail
5 20 (3.66%) Public Sector
6 16 (2.93%) Electronics
7 9 (1.65%) Banking
8 7 (1.28%) Law
9 5 (0.91%) Fire and Rescue
10 4 (0.73%) Advertising
10 4 (0.73%) Legal
10 4 (0.73%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.55%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.37%) Automotive
12 2 (0.37%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.37%) French Language
13 1 (0.18%) Arabic Language
13 1 (0.18%) German Language
13 1 (0.18%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 143 (26.14%) Network Engineer
2 47 (8.59%) Senior Network Engineer
3 46 (8.41%) Analyst
4 43 (7.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 41 (7.50%) Wireless Engineer
6 31 (5.67%) Support Engineer
7 25 (4.57%) Design Engineer
7 25 (4.57%) DSP Engineer
7 25 (4.57%) Senior DSP Engineer
8 24 (4.39%) Embedded Engineer
9 23 (4.20%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 23 (4.20%) Software Engineer
10 22 (4.02%) Field Engineer
10 22 (4.02%) IT Engineer
11 21 (3.84%) Architect
11 21 (3.84%) Embedded Software Engineer
12 20 (3.66%) Cisco Engineer
13 19 (3.47%) Wireless Network Engineer
14 18 (3.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
15 17 (3.11%) RF Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (4.75%) 802.1X
2 21 (3.84%) HTML
3 18 (3.29%) XMPP
4 14 (2.56%) CSS
5 4 (0.73%) FIX Protocol
5 4 (0.73%) REST
6 3 (0.55%) .NET
6 3 (0.55%) gRPC
6 3 (0.55%) Node.js
6 3 (0.55%) RESTful
6 3 (0.55%) SOAP
6 3 (0.55%) Web Services
7 2 (0.37%) Elastic Stack
7 2 (0.37%) HTML5
7 2 (0.37%) JSON
7 2 (0.37%) LAMP
7 2 (0.37%) Regular Expression
7 2 (0.37%) WebRTC
7 2 (0.37%) WPF
7 2 (0.37%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 46 (8.41%) Data Centre
1 46 (8.41%) Driving Licence
2 31 (5.67%) Self-Motivation
3 29 (5.30%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (5.30%) Management Information System
4 25 (4.57%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 21 (3.84%) Mobile App
6 19 (3.47%) Embedded Systems
6 19 (3.47%) EPoS
7 17 (3.11%) Algorithms
8 16 (2.93%) Social Media
9 14 (2.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 13 (2.38%) Device Driver
11 9 (1.65%) CCTV
11 9 (1.65%) Internet of Things
12 8 (1.46%) Clustering
13 7 (1.28%) Digital TV
13 7 (1.28%) User Experience
14 6 (1.10%) Cyberthreat
14 6 (1.10%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 150 (27.42%) Windows
2 107 (19.56%) Linux
3 65 (11.88%) Windows Server
4 39 (7.13%) Windows 10
5 24 (4.39%) Windows 7
6 21 (3.84%) Mac OS X
7 20 (3.66%) Windows Server 2012
8 18 (3.29%) Windows Server 2016
9 16 (2.93%) Apple iOS
9 16 (2.93%) Windows Server 2019
10 10 (1.83%) Android
10 10 (1.83%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (1.46%) Ubuntu
12 5 (0.91%) Mac OS
13 4 (0.73%) CentOS
14 3 (0.55%) Embedded Linux
14 3 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
15 2 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.37%) SUSE
15 2 (0.37%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (11.70%) Problem-Solving
2 61 (11.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 56 (10.24%) ITIL
4 41 (7.50%) Network Monitoring
5 38 (6.95%) Computer Science
6 31 (5.67%) Software Engineering
7 30 (5.48%) Disaster Recovery
8 28 (5.12%) Validation
9 27 (4.94%) Identity Management
9 27 (4.94%) Service Management
10 26 (4.75%) Network Management
11 25 (4.57%) Network Design
12 23 (4.20%) Performance Analysis
13 22 (4.02%) B2B
13 22 (4.02%) Change Management
13 22 (4.02%) DevOps
13 22 (4.02%) Security Monitoring
13 22 (4.02%) Test Automation
14 21 (3.84%) Problem Management
14 21 (3.84%) Requirements Gathering
Programming Languages
1 77 (14.08%) Python
2 62 (11.33%) C
3 54 (9.87%) C++
4 29 (5.30%) SQL
5 22 (4.02%) PowerShell
6 18 (3.29%) MATLAB
7 12 (2.19%) Embedded C
7 12 (2.19%) PHP
8 10 (1.83%) JavaScript
9 8 (1.46%) Bash Shell
9 8 (1.46%) TypeScript
10 6 (1.10%) Go
10 6 (1.10%) Perl
11 5 (0.91%) Embedded C++
11 5 (0.91%) R
12 2 (0.37%) C#
12 2 (0.37%) Java
12 2 (0.37%) Kotlin
12 2 (0.37%) Tcl
12 2 (0.37%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 114 (20.84%) Cisco Certification
2 76 (13.89%) CCNP
3 61 (11.15%) CCNA
4 38 (6.95%) Microsoft Certification
5 27 (4.94%) MCSE
6 24 (4.39%) JNCIA
7 21 (3.84%) Degree
8 18 (3.29%) CCDP
8 18 (3.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 18 (3.29%) JNCIS
9 17 (3.11%) PhD
10 13 (2.38%) CCIE
10 13 (2.38%) Security Cleared
11 12 (2.19%) HNC
11 12 (2.19%) HND
11 12 (2.19%) MCSA
12 11 (2.01%) CCDA
12 11 (2.01%) DBS Check
12 11 (2.01%) SC Cleared
13 6 (1.10%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (7.86%) SLA
2 16 (2.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (2.38%) GDPR
4 6 (1.10%) NIST
5 5 (0.91%) Cyber Essentials
5 5 (0.91%) QA
6 4 (0.73%) PMO
6 4 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.55%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 2 (0.37%) ISO 26262
8 2 (0.37%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.18%) IEC 62304
9 1 (0.18%) JTAG
9 1 (0.18%) MISRA
9 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 139 (25.41%) Active Directory
2 56 (10.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (8.78%) Hyper-V
4 40 (7.31%) Firmware
5 20 (3.66%) VMware Server
6 11 (2.01%) Virtual Servers
7 9 (1.65%) Docker
8 8 (1.46%) BitLocker
8 8 (1.46%) Terminal Services
8 8 (1.46%) vSphere
8 8 (1.46%) XenApp
9 6 (1.10%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 6 (1.10%) VMware Workstation
10 5 (0.91%) Virtual Desktop
11 4 (0.73%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 4 (0.73%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (0.73%) VMware NSX
12 2 (0.37%) NFS
12 2 (0.37%) Samba
12 2 (0.37%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 42 (7.68%) SCCM
2 35 (6.40%) Ansible
3 25 (4.57%) Puppet
4 23 (4.20%) Microsoft Intune
4 23 (4.20%) Opscode Chef
5 22 (4.02%) Nagios
6 18 (3.29%) Graylog
6 18 (3.29%) Kibana
7 8 (1.46%) Cisco CUCM
8 7 (1.28%) AirWatch
9 6 (1.10%) Cisco Prime
9 6 (1.10%) Kubernetes
9 6 (1.10%) Terraform
10 5 (0.91%) ITRS Geneos
11 3 (0.55%) WSUS
12 2 (0.37%) Backup Exec
12 2 (0.37%) FortiGate
12 2 (0.37%) NetBackup
12 2 (0.37%) Norton AntiVirus
12 2 (0.37%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 198 (36.20%) Cisco
2 169 (30.90%) Microsoft
3 97 (17.73%) VMware
4 58 (10.60%) Palo Alto
5 41 (7.50%) HP
6 40 (7.31%) Avaya
7 39 (7.13%) Juniper
8 33 (6.03%) Fortinet
9 30 (5.48%) Meraki
10 29 (5.30%) Citrix
11 28 (5.12%) Aruba
12 26 (4.75%) Riverbed
13 23 (4.20%) CheckPoint
14 22 (4.02%) F5
15 19 (3.47%) Mitel
15 19 (3.47%) SolarWinds
15 19 (3.47%) Sophos
16 15 (2.74%) Google
16 15 (2.74%) Ruckus Wireless
17 14 (2.56%) Dell