Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wireless Fidelity (WiFi)
UK
6 months to
23 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 453 491 484
Rank change year-on-year +38 -7 +73
Permanent jobs citing Wi-Fi 942 1,013 980
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.65% 0.59% 0.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.20% 3.89% 3.63%
Number of salaries quoted 779 868 882
UK median annual salary £45,000 £43,400 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.69% +8.50% -
10th Percentile £25,500 £24,750 £21,750
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £61,925
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%

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 22,417 26,044 26,980
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.56% 15.15% 15.95%
Number of salaries quoted 16,978 20,666 22,008
UK median annual salary £46,500 £45,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.20% +1.11% -
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,000 £25,625
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 23 May 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 23 May 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 +33 878 £45,000 - 81
UK excluding London +63 666 £45,000 +5.88% 62
London +4 249 £46,500 -7.00% 20
North of England +81 213 £45,000 +20.00% 12
South East +6 156 £47,500 +11.76% 20
East of England +63 117 £42,500 -19.05% 13
North West +56 105 £45,000 +5.26% 6
Yorkshire +62 104 £38,500 +18.46% 6
South West +30 88 £37,500 +1.35% 5
Midlands +19 55 £42,500 - 11
West Midlands +21 35 £42,500 -0.58% 10
Scotland +24 27 £36,000 -10.00% 1
East Midlands +11 20 £31,000 -27.06% 1
Wales +21 7 £45,000 +12.50%
North East +12 5 £35,000 +37.25%
Northern Ireland -21 5 £47,500 -

For the 6 months to 23 May 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.

1 383 (40.66%) Cisco
2 357 (37.90%) WAN
3 354 (37.58%) LAN
4 342 (36.31%) Windows
5 319 (33.86%) Firewall
6 290 (30.79%) Microsoft
7 227 (24.10%) Active Directory
7 227 (24.10%) Cisco Certification
8 199 (21.13%) TCP/IP
9 186 (19.75%) Office 365
10 183 (19.43%) VMware
11 174 (18.47%) ITIL
12 172 (18.26%) Linux
13 167 (17.73%) Windows Server
14 166 (17.62%) Wireless
15 159 (16.88%) Network Security
16 154 (16.35%) DNS
17 146 (15.50%) CCNP
18 145 (15.39%) VPN
19 137 (14.54%) CCNA
19 137 (14.54%) Problem-Solving
20 127 (13.48%) VMware Infrastructure
21 126 (13.38%) Microsoft Office
22 124 (13.16%) VoIP
23 117 (12.42%) Finance
24 116 (12.31%) Analytical Skills
25 114 (12.10%) Degree
26 112 (11.89%) Microsoft Azure
27 107 (11.36%) Internet
28 106 (11.25%) DHCP

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 57 (6.05%) SharePoint
2 56 (5.94%) MS Exchange
3 48 (5.10%) IIS
4 35 (3.72%) Apache
5 26 (2.76%) Skype for Business
6 19 (2.02%) Tomcat
7 15 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2010
8 14 (1.49%) WebLogic
9 12 (1.27%) Apache Spark
10 6 (0.64%) nginx
11 5 (0.53%) Confluence
12 4 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2013
12 4 (0.42%) Smallworld
13 3 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2003
13 3 (0.32%) IBM Domino
14 2 (0.21%) ArcGIS
14 2 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2007
14 2 (0.21%) SAS
14 2 (0.21%) SharePoint Server
14 2 (0.21%) Site Server
Applications
1 126 (13.38%) Microsoft Office
2 43 (4.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 38 (4.03%) Microsoft Excel
4 14 (1.49%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.42%) AutoCAD
5 4 (0.42%) CATIA
5 4 (0.42%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.21%) GNU Octave
6 2 (0.21%) iWork
Business Applications
1 8 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.53%) Q-Pulse
2 5 (0.53%) Sage CRM
3 4 (0.42%) Elite 3E
3 4 (0.42%) Sage 200
4 3 (0.32%) Line 50
4 3 (0.32%) Line 500
5 2 (0.21%) Infor M3
5 2 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 186 (19.75%) Office 365
2 112 (11.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 75 (7.96%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (1.27%) IaaS
4 12 (1.27%) SaaS
5 11 (1.17%) Google Cloud Platform
6 8 (0.85%) G Suite
6 8 (0.85%) PaaS
7 7 (0.74%) Azure Active Directory
7 7 (0.74%) Google Play
8 6 (0.64%) Mimecast
8 6 (0.64%) OneDrive
8 6 (0.64%) Slack
9 5 (0.53%) Power Platform
10 4 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.32%) Akamai
11 3 (0.32%) GitHub
12 2 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
13 1 (0.11%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 357 (37.90%) WAN
2 354 (37.58%) LAN
3 319 (33.86%) Firewall
4 199 (21.13%) TCP/IP
5 166 (17.62%) Wireless
6 159 (16.88%) Network Security
7 154 (16.35%) DNS
8 145 (15.39%) VPN
9 124 (13.16%) VoIP
10 107 (11.36%) Internet
11 106 (11.25%) DHCP
12 102 (10.83%) OSPF
13 93 (9.87%) Bluetooth
14 88 (9.34%) BGP
15 81 (8.60%) SAN
16 79 (8.39%) Ethernet
16 79 (8.39%) MPLS
17 68 (7.22%) Cisco Nexus
17 68 (7.22%) VLAN
18 62 (6.58%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (6.37%) SQL Server
2 13 (1.38%) Big Data
3 11 (1.17%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (0.96%) MongoDB
5 7 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (0.74%) Relational Database
6 6 (0.64%) GIS
6 6 (0.64%) MySQL
6 6 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
6 6 (0.64%) SQL Server 2016
7 5 (0.53%) Power BI
7 5 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (0.53%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (0.32%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (0.32%) MS Access
8 3 (0.32%) Redis
8 3 (0.32%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (0.21%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 22 (2.34%) Git (software)
2 20 (2.12%) LabVIEW
3 19 (2.02%) JIRA
4 12 (1.27%) GCC
5 11 (1.17%) Eclipse
6 8 (0.85%) CodeWarrior
7 7 (0.74%) GDB
7 7 (0.74%) GoogleTest
7 7 (0.74%) JUnit
7 7 (0.74%) Mockito
8 5 (0.53%) CocoaPods
8 5 (0.53%) Cucumber
8 5 (0.53%) Selenium
8 5 (0.53%) Visual Studio
8 5 (0.53%) Visual Studio Team System
9 4 (0.42%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.32%) GNU Toolchain
10 3 (0.32%) Jenkins
11 2 (0.21%) git-flow
11 2 (0.21%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 117 (12.42%) Finance
2 79 (8.39%) Retail
3 77 (8.17%) Telecoms
4 49 (5.20%) Electronics
5 39 (4.14%) Manufacturing
5 39 (4.14%) Marketing
6 29 (3.08%) Legal
7 19 (2.02%) Banking
8 14 (1.49%) Automotive
9 10 (1.06%) Law
10 6 (0.64%) Financial Institution
10 6 (0.64%) Games
11 5 (0.53%) Back Office
11 5 (0.53%) Japanese Language
12 4 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.32%) Publishing
14 1 (0.11%) Avionics
14 1 (0.11%) French Language
14 1 (0.11%) Local Government
14 1 (0.11%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 186 (19.75%) Network Engineer
2 116 (12.31%) Analyst
3 96 (10.19%) Support Engineer
4 71 (7.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 64 (6.79%) IT Support
6 53 (5.63%) IT Engineer
7 51 (5.41%) Network Support
7 51 (5.41%) Senior Network Engineer
8 44 (4.67%) Embedded Engineer
8 44 (4.67%) Security Analyst
9 43 (4.56%) Network Support Engineer
10 40 (4.25%) IT Analyst
11 39 (4.14%) Network Analyst
12 38 (4.03%) Wireless Engineer
13 37 (3.93%) 2nd Line Support
14 36 (3.82%) Systems Engineer
15 35 (3.72%) Administrator
15 35 (3.72%) IT Manager
16 34 (3.61%) IT Support Engineer
16 34 (3.61%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (4.03%) 802.1X
2 29 (3.08%) JSON
3 16 (1.70%) .NET
4 15 (1.59%) XML
5 13 (1.38%) Kafka
5 13 (1.38%) REST
6 12 (1.27%) Elastic Stack
6 12 (1.27%) HTML
6 12 (1.27%) NumPy
7 10 (1.06%) CSS
7 10 (1.06%) Node.js
8 9 (0.96%) RESTful
9 7 (0.74%) AngularJS
9 7 (0.74%) Dagger
9 7 (0.74%) JNI
9 7 (0.74%) React
9 7 (0.74%) RxJava
9 7 (0.74%) Yocto
10 6 (0.64%) Ajax
10 6 (0.64%) Retrofit
Miscellaneous
1 116 (12.31%) Analytical Skills
2 79 (8.39%) Data Centre
3 67 (7.11%) Self-Motivation
4 58 (6.16%) Management Information System
5 29 (3.08%) User Experience
6 27 (2.87%) Embedded Systems
7 22 (2.34%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 22 (2.34%) Driving Licence
7 22 (2.34%) iPhone
8 20 (2.12%) Mobile App
9 19 (2.02%) Virtual Team
10 18 (1.91%) Internet of Things
10 18 (1.91%) Video Conferencing
11 16 (1.70%) iPad
12 15 (1.59%) Public Cloud
13 12 (1.27%) Smartphone
14 11 (1.17%) Security Operations Centre
15 10 (1.06%) Fibre Optics
15 10 (1.06%) Fintech
15 10 (1.06%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 342 (36.31%) Windows
2 172 (18.26%) Linux
3 167 (17.73%) Windows Server
4 99 (10.51%) Windows Server 2012
5 87 (9.24%) Windows 10
6 62 (6.58%) Windows 7
7 61 (6.48%) Windows Server 2008
8 60 (6.37%) Android
9 46 (4.88%) Unix
10 30 (3.18%) Apple iOS
11 16 (1.70%) FreeRTOS
12 15 (1.59%) Windows 8
12 15 (1.59%) Windows XP
13 14 (1.49%) Mac OS X
14 12 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
15 8 (0.85%) Embedded Linux
15 8 (0.85%) Windows 2000
16 7 (0.74%) Mac OS
16 7 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 6 (0.64%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (18.47%) ITIL
2 137 (14.54%) Problem-Solving
3 100 (10.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 91 (9.66%) Agile Software Development
4 91 (9.66%) Mentoring
5 81 (8.60%) Disaster Recovery
5 81 (8.60%) Information Security
6 76 (8.07%) Change Management
7 71 (7.54%) Software Engineering
8 67 (7.11%) Network Management
9 58 (6.16%) Technical Leadership
10 57 (6.05%) Change Control
11 55 (5.84%) Root Cause Analysis
12 52 (5.52%) Load Balancing
13 48 (5.10%) Kalman Filter
13 48 (5.10%) Project Management
14 43 (4.56%) Collaborative Working
15 42 (4.46%) ITSM
15 42 (4.46%) Service Management
16 41 (4.35%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 101 (10.72%) C
2 79 (8.39%) SQL
3 68 (7.22%) Python
4 58 (6.16%) C++
5 30 (3.18%) Java
6 28 (2.97%) JavaScript
7 24 (2.55%) Embedded C
7 24 (2.55%) PowerShell
8 22 (2.34%) VB
9 21 (2.23%) Perl
10 17 (1.80%) C#
11 12 (1.27%) Bash Shell
11 12 (1.27%) Ruby
11 12 (1.27%) Scala
12 9 (0.96%) MATLAB
13 8 (0.85%) R
14 7 (0.74%) Embedded C++
15 6 (0.64%) Objective-C
16 5 (0.53%) Apple Swift
16 5 (0.53%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 227 (24.10%) Cisco Certification
2 146 (15.50%) CCNP
3 137 (14.54%) CCNA
4 114 (12.10%) Degree
5 54 (5.73%) Microsoft Certification
6 48 (5.10%) CCIE
6 48 (5.10%) Security Cleared
7 45 (4.78%) SC Cleared
8 33 (3.50%) MCSE
9 30 (3.18%) JNCIP
10 27 (2.87%) CISSP
11 23 (2.44%) CREST Certified
12 22 (2.34%) SANS
13 21 (2.23%) Computer Science Degree
14 19 (2.02%) CCSA
14 19 (2.02%) CCSE
14 19 (2.02%) ITIL Certification
15 17 (1.80%) JNCIA
16 10 (1.06%) CCDP
16 10 (1.06%) CWNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (7.01%) SLA
2 60 (6.37%) GDPR
3 56 (5.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 34 (3.61%) PCI DSS
5 25 (2.65%) QA
6 16 (1.70%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 14 (1.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 13 (1.38%) Cyber Essentials
8 13 (1.38%) ISO 9001
9 8 (0.85%) ISO 22301
10 5 (0.53%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 4 (0.42%) PMO
12 3 (0.32%) COBIT
12 3 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 3 (0.32%) JTAG
13 1 (0.11%) ISO 15765
System Software
1 227 (24.10%) Active Directory
2 127 (13.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 69 (7.32%) Firmware
4 63 (6.69%) Hyper-V
5 22 (2.34%) VMware ESXi
6 16 (1.70%) Virtual Servers
7 15 (1.59%) vSphere
8 12 (1.27%) XenApp
9 8 (0.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 7 (0.74%) BitLocker
10 7 (0.74%) Terminal Services
10 7 (0.74%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (0.32%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 3 (0.32%) DFS Replication
11 3 (0.32%) Docker
11 3 (0.32%) Samba
11 3 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (0.32%) VMware NSX
11 3 (0.32%) VMware Server
12 2 (0.21%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 42 (4.46%) SCCM
2 22 (2.34%) Backup Exec
3 18 (1.91%) WSUS
4 17 (1.80%) Stealthwatch
5 12 (1.27%) Norton AntiVirus
5 12 (1.27%) SCOM
5 12 (1.27%) vCenter Server
6 10 (1.06%) AirWatch
6 10 (1.06%) Microsoft Intune
7 8 (0.85%) Puppet
8 7 (0.74%) Nagios
9 6 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
9 6 (0.64%) Single Sign-On
10 5 (0.53%) Ansible
10 5 (0.53%) Cisco Prime
10 5 (0.53%) FortiGate
10 5 (0.53%) SCOrch
11 3 (0.32%) Cisco CUCM
11 3 (0.32%) SolarWinds Orion
11 3 (0.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 383 (40.66%) Cisco
2 290 (30.79%) Microsoft
3 183 (19.43%) VMware
4 106 (11.25%) Meraki
5 105 (11.15%) CheckPoint
6 91 (9.66%) HP
7 87 (9.24%) Juniper
8 67 (7.11%) Aruba
9 65 (6.90%) F5
10 63 (6.69%) SolarWinds
11 60 (6.37%) Citrix
12 55 (5.84%) Avaya
12 55 (5.84%) Palo Alto
13 44 (4.67%) Apple
14 40 (4.25%) Google
15 38 (4.03%) Symantec
16 29 (3.08%) Dell
17 26 (2.76%) Red Hat
17 26 (2.76%) Ubiquiti
18 25 (2.65%) Extreme Networks