Period
to 22 November 2019

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 22 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wireless Fidelity (WiFi)
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 422 400 490
Rank change year-on-year -22 +90 -8
Permanent jobs citing Wi-Fi 954 1,278 1,026
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.71% 0.78% 0.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.58% 5.28% 3.66%
Number of salaries quoted 802 1,088 931
UK median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,750 £21,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £44,500 £39,250
% change year-on-year -10.11% +13.38% +4.67%

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 20,814 24,185 28,064
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.40% 14.85% 15.57%
Number of salaries quoted 16,194 19,064 22,781
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 22 November 2019.

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 22 November 2019. 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 -28 895 £42,500 -5.56% 272
UK excluding London -23 622 £40,000 -10.11% 227
London +11 304 £45,000 -10.00% 58
South East -10 217 £45,000 +9.09% 45
North of England -76 115 £35,000 -22.22% 58
East of England +1 114 £35,000 -22.22% 45
Midlands +50 98 £44,500 +5.95% 24
West Midlands +29 66 £52,500 +23.53% 8
Yorkshire -22 60 £32,750 -22.94% 21
South West +37 48 £40,000 - 42
North West -65 42 £38,045 -15.46% 31
East Midlands +23 31 £40,000 +1.27% 16
Scotland +14 16 £30,750 -20.13% 6
North East +34 15 £50,000 +60.00% 6
Wales +17 13 £46,000 +67.27% 5
Northern Ireland - 4 £40,000 - 2

For the 6 months to 22 November 2019, 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.

1 389 (40.78%) LAN
2 379 (39.73%) Firewall
3 361 (37.84%) WAN
3 361 (37.84%) Windows
4 356 (37.32%) Cisco
5 305 (31.97%) Microsoft
6 258 (27.04%) Cisco Certification
7 249 (26.10%) Active Directory
8 244 (25.58%) Office 365
9 187 (19.60%) VMware
10 181 (18.97%) Windows Server
11 178 (18.66%) Wireless
12 176 (18.45%) CCNP
13 164 (17.19%) VPN
13 164 (17.19%) DNS
14 160 (16.77%) CCNA
15 159 (16.67%) VoIP
16 156 (16.35%) TCP/IP
17 155 (16.25%) Azure
18 151 (15.83%) Data Centre
19 150 (15.72%) Telecoms
20 148 (15.51%) Problem-Solving
21 143 (14.99%) Linux
21 143 (14.99%) ITIL
22 139 (14.57%) Windows 10
23 134 (14.05%) Degree
24 129 (13.52%) VMware Infrastructure
25 125 (13.10%) DHCP
26 118 (12.37%) MPLS
27 116 (12.16%) Microsoft Office

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 68 (7.13%) SharePoint
2 63 (6.60%) MS Exchange
3 29 (3.04%) Exchange Server 2013
4 27 (2.83%) Skype for Business
5 20 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2010
6 18 (1.89%) IIS
7 14 (1.47%) Confluence
8 11 (1.15%) Apache
9 10 (1.05%) CMS
10 9 (0.94%) Smallworld
11 7 (0.73%) Tomcat
12 6 (0.63%) nginx
13 4 (0.42%) Alfresco
13 4 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2007
14 3 (0.31%) Apache Spark
15 2 (0.21%) SAS
15 2 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
15 2 (0.21%) SharePoint Server
16 1 (0.10%) Elasticsearch
16 1 (0.10%) WordPress
Applications
1 116 (12.16%) Microsoft Office
2 38 (3.98%) MS Visio
3 35 (3.67%) Microsoft Excel
4 16 (1.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 12 (1.26%) AutoCAD
6 3 (0.31%) SketchUp
7 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.10%) GNU Octave
8 1 (0.10%) Revit
Business Applications
1 5 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (0.52%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 3 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.21%) Elite 3E
3 2 (0.21%) Epicor Tropos
3 2 (0.21%) Q-Pulse
3 2 (0.21%) Retail-J
3 2 (0.21%) Sage CRM
3 2 (0.21%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.10%) Line 50
4 1 (0.10%) Line 500
4 1 (0.10%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.10%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.10%) Sage X3
4 1 (0.10%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 244 (25.58%) Office 365
2 155 (16.25%) Azure
3 116 (12.16%) AWS
4 41 (4.30%) SaaS
5 26 (2.73%) Azure Active Directory
6 23 (2.41%) IaaS
7 22 (2.31%) GCP
8 18 (1.89%) OneDrive
9 15 (1.57%) G Suite
10 13 (1.36%) PaaS
11 12 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
12 9 (0.94%) Dynamics 365
13 8 (0.84%) Mimecast
14 7 (0.73%) Power Platform
15 5 (0.52%) Azure ExpressRoute
15 5 (0.52%) GitHub
15 5 (0.52%) Slack
16 3 (0.31%) AWS CodePipeline
17 2 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
17 2 (0.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 389 (40.78%) LAN
2 379 (39.73%) Firewall
3 361 (37.84%) WAN
4 178 (18.66%) Wireless
5 164 (17.19%) DNS
5 164 (17.19%) VPN
6 159 (16.67%) VoIP
7 156 (16.35%) TCP/IP
8 125 (13.10%) DHCP
9 118 (12.37%) MPLS
10 107 (11.22%) OSPF
11 101 (10.59%) BGP
12 98 (10.27%) Network Security
13 95 (9.96%) Internet
14 87 (9.12%) VLAN
15 67 (7.02%) Cisco ASA
16 59 (6.18%) SAN
17 52 (5.45%) Ethernet
18 46 (4.82%) IPsec
19 44 (4.61%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (6.60%) SQL Server
2 29 (3.04%) DB2
3 12 (1.26%) GIS
4 9 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (0.94%) MySQL
5 8 (0.84%) Relational Database
6 7 (0.73%) Power BI
6 7 (0.73%) SQL Server 2016
7 6 (0.63%) BigQuery
8 5 (0.52%) Big Data
9 4 (0.42%) Amazon RDS
9 4 (0.42%) FileMaker
9 4 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (0.31%) Hadoop
10 3 (0.31%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.31%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.21%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (0.21%) SQL Server 2014
11 2 (0.21%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 32 (3.35%) JIRA
2 29 (3.04%) MSI
3 16 (1.68%) Visual Studio
4 13 (1.36%) Git (software)
5 4 (0.42%) Bitbucket Server
6 3 (0.31%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.31%) Subversion
6 3 (0.31%) TestRail
7 2 (0.21%) Rational DOORS
7 2 (0.21%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (0.21%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.10%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.10%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.10%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.10%) ClearQuest
8 1 (0.10%) CocoaPods
8 1 (0.10%) Hudson
8 1 (0.10%) Redmine
8 1 (0.10%) Robot Framework
8 1 (0.10%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 150 (15.72%) Telecoms
2 93 (9.75%) Finance
3 55 (5.77%) Retail
4 43 (4.51%) Manufacturing
5 31 (3.25%) Electronics
6 27 (2.83%) Public Sector
7 13 (1.36%) Marketing
8 10 (1.05%) Police
9 9 (0.94%) Automotive
9 9 (0.94%) Billing
10 8 (0.84%) German Language
11 7 (0.73%) Banking
11 7 (0.73%) Law
11 7 (0.73%) Legal
12 6 (0.63%) Back Office
12 6 (0.63%) French Language
13 4 (0.42%) Aerospace
13 4 (0.42%) Avionics
13 4 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.31%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 229 (24.00%) Network Engineer
2 111 (11.64%) Support Engineer
3 110 (11.53%) IT Support
4 105 (11.01%) Analyst
5 64 (6.71%) IT Engineer
6 60 (6.29%) Architect
7 47 (4.93%) Cisco Engineer
7 47 (4.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 47 (4.93%) Senior Network Engineer
8 43 (4.51%) Systems Engineer
9 39 (4.09%) 2nd Line Support
10 38 (3.98%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 38 (3.98%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 38 (3.98%) Field Engineer
11 36 (3.77%) IT Manager
11 36 (3.77%) IT Support Engineer
11 36 (3.77%) Support Analyst
12 32 (3.35%) IT Analyst
13 31 (3.25%) Junior
14 29 (3.04%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (2.10%) 802.1X
2 14 (1.47%) Web Services
3 11 (1.15%) .NET
4 10 (1.05%) Laravel
5 9 (0.94%) React
6 8 (0.84%) AngularJS
7 7 (0.73%) HTML
7 7 (0.73%) jQuery
8 6 (0.63%) JSON
8 6 (0.63%) KML
9 5 (0.52%) CSS
9 5 (0.52%) Elastic Stack
9 5 (0.52%) LAMP
9 5 (0.52%) LDAP
9 5 (0.52%) LEMP Stack
9 5 (0.52%) XML
10 4 (0.42%) Node.js
11 3 (0.31%) Django
11 3 (0.31%) Oracle Fusion
11 3 (0.31%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 151 (15.83%) Data Centre
2 90 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
3 84 (8.81%) Self-Motivation
4 53 (5.56%) Management Information System
5 49 (5.14%) Driving Licence
6 45 (4.72%) CCTV
7 34 (3.56%) Public Cloud
8 20 (2.10%) Video Conferencing
9 17 (1.78%) Embedded Systems
9 17 (1.78%) iPad
10 16 (1.68%) Fibre Optics
10 16 (1.68%) User Experience
11 15 (1.57%) e-Learning
12 14 (1.47%) Mobile Computing
12 14 (1.47%) PKI
13 13 (1.36%) Digital TV
13 13 (1.36%) iPhone
14 12 (1.26%) AS400
15 10 (1.05%) NHS
16 9 (0.94%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 361 (37.84%) Windows
2 181 (18.97%) Windows Server
3 143 (14.99%) Linux
4 139 (14.57%) Windows 10
5 99 (10.38%) Windows 7
6 70 (7.34%) Windows Server 2012
7 57 (5.97%) Android
8 41 (4.30%) Windows Server 2008
9 36 (3.77%) Apple iOS
10 24 (2.52%) Mac OS
11 22 (2.31%) CentOS
12 20 (2.10%) Ubuntu
13 19 (1.99%) Windows 8
14 15 (1.57%) Mac OS X
14 15 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 15 (1.57%) Unix
15 11 (1.15%) Windows Server 2003
16 9 (0.94%) Windows Embedded Compact
17 7 (0.73%) Debian
18 5 (0.52%) FreeRTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (15.51%) Problem-Solving
2 143 (14.99%) ITIL
3 96 (10.06%) Agile Software Development
4 73 (7.65%) Project Management
5 67 (7.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 63 (6.60%) Presales
7 62 (6.50%) Migration
8 53 (5.56%) Mentoring
9 51 (5.35%) Service Delivery
10 50 (5.24%) Network Design
11 46 (4.82%) Change Management
12 42 (4.40%) Kalman Filter
12 42 (4.40%) Network Monitoring
13 40 (4.19%) Load Balancing
14 39 (4.09%) Project Delivery
14 39 (4.09%) TOGAF
14 39 (4.09%) WAN Optimisation
15 37 (3.88%) Architectural Design
15 37 (3.88%) Computer Science
16 36 (3.77%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 55 (5.77%) Python
2 44 (4.61%) SQL
3 38 (3.98%) C
4 37 (3.88%) C++
5 21 (2.20%) Embedded C
6 17 (1.78%) Bash Shell
7 16 (1.68%) PHP
8 14 (1.47%) PowerShell
9 10 (1.05%) JavaScript
10 8 (0.84%) C#
10 8 (0.84%) Java
10 8 (0.84%) Perl
11 6 (0.63%) Embedded C++
12 5 (0.52%) VB
13 4 (0.42%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.21%) Go
14 2 (0.21%) MATLAB
14 2 (0.21%) Objective-C
15 1 (0.10%) ActionScript 2.0
15 1 (0.10%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 258 (27.04%) Cisco Certification
2 176 (18.45%) CCNP
3 160 (16.77%) CCNA
4 134 (14.05%) Degree
5 48 (5.03%) Microsoft Certification
6 35 (3.67%) CCIE
7 33 (3.46%) JNCIA
8 31 (3.25%) AWS Certification
8 31 (3.25%) TOGAF Certification
9 28 (2.94%) CCDP
10 21 (2.20%) SC Cleared
10 21 (2.20%) Security Cleared
11 17 (1.78%) MCSA
12 16 (1.68%) CCDA
13 14 (1.47%) DBS Check
13 14 (1.47%) JNCIS
13 14 (1.47%) MCSE
14 12 (1.26%) ITIL Certification
15 11 (1.15%) Computer Science Degree
15 11 (1.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (4.19%) SLA
2 23 (2.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (1.68%) GDPR
4 14 (1.47%) QA
5 11 (1.15%) PCI DSS
6 10 (1.05%) Cyber Essentials
7 5 (0.52%) PMO
8 4 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.31%) ISO 26262
10 2 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 2 (0.21%) NCSC
10 2 (0.21%) NIST
11 1 (0.10%) GxP
11 1 (0.10%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 249 (26.10%) Active Directory
2 129 (13.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 107 (11.22%) Hyper-V
4 33 (3.46%) Firmware
5 30 (3.14%) Microsoft App-V
6 28 (2.94%) vSphere
7 16 (1.68%) VMware ESXi
8 15 (1.57%) Virtual Servers
9 11 (1.15%) XenApp
10 9 (0.94%) Terminal Services
11 8 (0.84%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 8 (0.84%) XenDesktop
12 7 (0.73%) Virtual Machines
13 6 (0.63%) BitLocker
14 4 (0.42%) Samba
15 3 (0.31%) Docker
15 3 (0.31%) ProxySG
16 1 (0.10%) Btrfs
16 1 (0.10%) Corosync
16 1 (0.10%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 56 (5.87%) SCCM
2 29 (3.04%) IBM BigFix
3 18 (1.89%) Backup Exec
3 18 (1.89%) Microsoft Intune
4 16 (1.68%) Ansible
5 14 (1.47%) Puppet
6 12 (1.26%) SCOM
7 11 (1.15%) Cisco Prime
7 11 (1.15%) WSUS
8 10 (1.05%) Cisco CUCM
8 10 (1.05%) SolarWinds Orion
9 9 (0.94%) FortiGate
9 9 (0.94%) Single Sign-On
10 8 (0.84%) Nagios
10 8 (0.84%) vCenter Server
10 8 (0.84%) ZABBIX
11 7 (0.73%) Jamf Pro
11 7 (0.73%) Kubernetes
11 7 (0.73%) Terraform
12 6 (0.63%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 356 (37.32%) Cisco
2 305 (31.97%) Microsoft
3 187 (19.60%) VMware
4 100 (10.48%) Aruba
4 100 (10.48%) Palo Alto
5 99 (10.38%) HP
6 97 (10.17%) Juniper
7 95 (9.96%) Meraki
8 87 (9.12%) Citrix
9 53 (5.56%) F5
9 53 (5.56%) SolarWinds
10 51 (5.35%) CheckPoint
11 45 (4.72%) Huawei
12 39 (4.09%) Apple
12 39 (4.09%) Ruckus Wireless
13 38 (3.98%) Fortinet
14 36 (3.77%) IBM
15 35 (3.67%) SAP
16 34 (3.56%) Dell
17 29 (3.04%) Virgin Media