Period
to 17 February 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 17 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wireless Fidelity (WiFi)
UK
6 months to
17 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 397 406 489
Rank change year-on-year +9 +83 0
Permanent jobs citing Wi-Fi 919 1,131 1,030
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.75% 0.76% 0.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.96% 5.04% 3.87%
Number of salaries quoted 788 960 915
UK median annual salary £41,500 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.78% +4.65% +14.67%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,725 £23,000
90th Percentile £63,225 £65,000 £69,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50% +14.29%

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 18,519 22,458 26,647
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.01% 15.02% 15.21%
Number of salaries quoted 14,592 17,573 21,522
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £73,750
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 17 February 2020.

Salary histogram for Wi-Fi in the UK

Wi-Fi
Top 15 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 17 February 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 +5 871 £41,500 -7.78% 270
UK excluding London -40 526 £40,000 -11.11% 209
London +100 354 £41,500 -17.00% 74
South East -4 150 £46,250 +8.82% 51
North of England -63 130 £35,000 -22.22% 58
East of England -7 84 £35,000 -22.22% 30
Midlands +37 80 £45,000 +5.39% 25
North West -61 66 £42,000 -6.67% 46
South West +47 62 £39,000 +4.00% 31
West Midlands +29 54 £50,000 +17.65% 13
Yorkshire -43 48 £23,500 -41.54% 7
East Midlands +30 25 £42,500 -4.49% 12
North East +23 16 £50,000 +56.25% 5
Scotland +25 13 £33,000 -28.65% 8
Wales +1 7 £47,500 -5.00% 6

For the 6 months to 17 February 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.

1 386 (42.00%) Firewall
2 330 (35.91%) Cisco
3 326 (35.47%) Windows
4 317 (34.49%) WAN
5 314 (34.17%) LAN
6 282 (30.69%) Microsoft
7 224 (24.37%) Cisco Certification
8 222 (24.16%) Office 365
9 218 (23.72%) Active Directory
10 201 (21.87%) Wireless
11 197 (21.44%) TCP/IP
12 160 (17.41%) Telecoms
13 159 (17.30%) Problem-Solving
14 155 (16.87%) Windows Server
15 151 (16.43%) DNS
16 145 (15.78%) VPN
17 143 (15.56%) Data Centre
18 140 (15.23%) Azure
19 139 (15.13%) CCNA
20 137 (14.91%) VMware
21 135 (14.69%) DHCP
22 126 (13.71%) CCNP
23 125 (13.60%) MPLS
24 123 (13.38%) Internet
25 118 (12.84%) BGP
26 117 (12.73%) OSPF
27 115 (12.51%) Palo Alto
28 109 (11.86%) Meraki
29 101 (10.99%) ITIL
30 99 (10.77%) Juniper

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 76 (8.27%) MS Exchange
2 74 (8.05%) SharePoint
3 37 (4.03%) Exchange Server 2013
4 29 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2010
5 25 (2.72%) Skype for Business
6 13 (1.41%) CMS
6 13 (1.41%) Confluence
7 12 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2007
7 12 (1.31%) IIS
7 12 (1.31%) Smallworld
8 5 (0.54%) Apache
8 5 (0.54%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.11%) nginx
10 1 (0.11%) SAS
10 1 (0.11%) Tomcat
Applications
1 68 (7.40%) Microsoft Office
2 66 (7.18%) MS Visio
3 56 (6.09%) Microsoft Excel
4 19 (2.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 14 (1.52%) AutoCAD
6 5 (0.54%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.33%) PlantUML
8 1 (0.11%) Revit
8 1 (0.11%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 4 (0.44%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 2 (0.22%) Elite 3E
2 2 (0.22%) Epicor Tropos
2 2 (0.22%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.11%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.11%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.11%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 222 (24.16%) Office 365
2 140 (15.23%) Azure
3 85 (9.25%) AWS
4 34 (3.70%) SaaS
5 20 (2.18%) Azure Active Directory
6 15 (1.63%) IaaS
7 14 (1.52%) G Suite
7 14 (1.52%) OneDrive
8 11 (1.20%) GitHub
8 11 (1.20%) PaaS
9 10 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
10 9 (0.98%) GCP
10 9 (0.98%) Mimecast
11 7 (0.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 6 (0.65%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 6 (0.65%) Dynamics 365
13 4 (0.44%) Power Platform
14 3 (0.33%) Slack
15 2 (0.22%) AWS CodePipeline
16 1 (0.11%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 386 (42.00%) Firewall
2 317 (34.49%) WAN
3 314 (34.17%) LAN
4 201 (21.87%) Wireless
5 197 (21.44%) TCP/IP
6 151 (16.43%) DNS
7 145 (15.78%) VPN
8 135 (14.69%) DHCP
9 125 (13.60%) MPLS
10 123 (13.38%) Internet
11 118 (12.84%) BGP
12 117 (12.73%) OSPF
13 92 (10.01%) VoIP
14 83 (9.03%) Network Security
15 81 (8.81%) Ethernet
15 81 (8.81%) VLAN
16 65 (7.07%) Cisco ASA
17 50 (5.44%) Broadband
18 49 (5.33%) IPsec
19 43 (4.68%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (2.29%) SQL Server
2 15 (1.63%) GIS
3 7 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (0.54%) Big Data
4 5 (0.54%) Hadoop
5 4 (0.44%) Power BI
5 4 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (0.33%) FileMaker
6 3 (0.33%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.22%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.22%) MySQL
7 2 (0.22%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.11%) BigQuery
8 1 (0.11%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.11%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.11%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.11%) Snowflake Schema
8 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 27 (2.94%) JIRA
2 16 (1.74%) Subversion
3 14 (1.52%) Git (software)
4 12 (1.31%) Visual Studio
5 10 (1.09%) Eclipse
5 10 (1.09%) GCC
6 6 (0.65%) CocoaPods
7 3 (0.33%) Bitbucket Server
7 3 (0.33%) TestRail
8 1 (0.11%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.11%) Charles Proxy
8 1 (0.11%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.11%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (0.11%) Robot Framework
8 1 (0.11%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.11%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.11%) Xcode
General
1 160 (17.41%) Telecoms
2 93 (10.12%) Finance
3 36 (3.92%) Retail
4 27 (2.94%) Electronics
5 23 (2.50%) Public Sector
6 11 (1.20%) Legal
7 10 (1.09%) Marketing
7 10 (1.09%) Police
8 7 (0.76%) Banking
9 6 (0.65%) Automotive
10 4 (0.44%) Advertising
10 4 (0.44%) French Language
10 4 (0.44%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.33%) Back Office
11 3 (0.33%) Billing
11 3 (0.33%) German Language
11 3 (0.33%) Law
12 2 (0.22%) Games
12 2 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 257 (27.97%) Network Engineer
2 126 (13.71%) IT Support
3 123 (13.38%) Support Engineer
4 86 (9.36%) IT Engineer
5 72 (7.83%) Analyst
6 59 (6.42%) IT Support Engineer
7 58 (6.31%) Senior Network Engineer
8 57 (6.20%) Cisco Engineer
9 49 (5.33%) Field Engineer
10 48 (5.22%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 47 (5.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 35 (3.81%) 2nd Line Support
13 33 (3.59%) Support Technician
14 32 (3.48%) Network Support
14 32 (3.48%) Network Support Engineer
14 32 (3.48%) Systems Engineer
15 29 (3.16%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 29 (3.16%) Developer
15 29 (3.16%) Junior
15 29 (3.16%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (2.83%) 802.1X
2 19 (2.07%) .NET
3 13 (1.41%) Web Services
4 9 (0.98%) JSON
5 8 (0.87%) HTML
5 8 (0.87%) LDAP
5 8 (0.87%) RESTful
6 7 (0.76%) XML
7 6 (0.65%) CarPlay
7 6 (0.65%) Cocoa
7 6 (0.65%) Cocoa Touch
7 6 (0.65%) Core Animation
7 6 (0.65%) Core Data
7 6 (0.65%) Elastic Stack
7 6 (0.65%) Laravel
7 6 (0.65%) ReactiveCocoa
7 6 (0.65%) RxSwift
8 5 (0.54%) CSS
9 4 (0.44%) KML
9 4 (0.44%) React
Miscellaneous
1 143 (15.56%) Data Centre
2 60 (6.53%) Driving Licence
3 53 (5.77%) Self-Motivation
4 42 (4.57%) CCTV
5 39 (4.24%) Management Information System
6 36 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
7 29 (3.16%) Video Conferencing
8 25 (2.72%) PKI
9 23 (2.50%) e-Learning
10 20 (2.18%) Fibre Optics
11 19 (2.07%) DataPower
12 16 (1.74%) Digital TV
13 15 (1.63%) iPad
14 13 (1.41%) Embedded Systems
15 11 (1.20%) User Experience
15 11 (1.20%) Virtual Team
16 10 (1.09%) Internet of Things
16 10 (1.09%) iPhone
16 10 (1.09%) Private Cloud
17 8 (0.87%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 326 (35.47%) Windows
2 155 (16.87%) Windows Server
3 96 (10.45%) Windows 10
4 91 (9.90%) Linux
5 77 (8.38%) Windows 7
6 61 (6.64%) Apple iOS
7 60 (6.53%) Windows Server 2012
8 29 (3.16%) Windows Server 2008
9 26 (2.83%) Mac OS
10 21 (2.29%) Unix
11 20 (2.18%) Android
12 15 (1.63%) CentOS
13 12 (1.31%) Mac OS X
14 10 (1.09%) Windows 8
14 10 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
15 9 (0.98%) Windows Embedded Compact
16 6 (0.65%) watchOS
17 5 (0.54%) Embedded Linux
17 5 (0.54%) Mac OS X Server
17 5 (0.54%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (17.30%) Problem-Solving
2 101 (10.99%) ITIL
3 64 (6.96%) Agile Software Development
4 62 (6.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 62 (6.75%) Network Design
4 62 (6.75%) Presales
5 54 (5.88%) WAN Optimisation
6 53 (5.77%) Project Management
7 51 (5.55%) Load Balancing
8 49 (5.33%) Network Monitoring
9 48 (5.22%) Project Delivery
10 46 (5.01%) Computer Science
11 40 (4.35%) Change Management
12 38 (4.13%) Kalman Filter
13 35 (3.81%) Mentoring
13 35 (3.81%) Service Delivery
14 34 (3.70%) CAD
14 34 (3.70%) Scrum
14 34 (3.70%) Software Engineering
15 33 (3.59%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 46 (5.01%) Python
2 42 (4.57%) C
3 35 (3.81%) C++
3 35 (3.81%) SQL
4 25 (2.72%) Embedded C
5 20 (2.18%) PowerShell
6 19 (2.07%) C#
7 18 (1.96%) Bash Shell
8 11 (1.20%) JavaScript
9 9 (0.98%) Perl
10 6 (0.65%) Apple Swift
10 6 (0.65%) Objective-C
10 6 (0.65%) PHP
10 6 (0.65%) Shell Script
10 6 (0.65%) VB
11 5 (0.54%) ANSI C
12 4 (0.44%) Java
12 4 (0.44%) Tcl
13 3 (0.33%) Go
14 2 (0.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 224 (24.37%) Cisco Certification
2 139 (15.13%) CCNA
3 126 (13.71%) CCNP
4 91 (9.90%) Degree
5 52 (5.66%) JNCIA
6 34 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
7 32 (3.48%) CCIE
8 27 (2.94%) JNCIS
9 20 (2.18%) CCDP
9 20 (2.18%) DBS Check
10 16 (1.74%) SC Cleared
10 16 (1.74%) Security Cleared
11 15 (1.63%) ITIL Certification
12 14 (1.52%) CCDA
12 14 (1.52%) CWNA
13 11 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
14 9 (0.98%) JNCIP
15 8 (0.87%) HNC
16 7 (0.76%) CCSA
16 7 (0.76%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (6.20%) SLA
2 12 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (0.87%) QA
4 7 (0.76%) GDPR
5 6 (0.65%) Cyber Essentials
6 4 (0.44%) PMO
7 3 (0.33%) ISO 26262
7 3 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 2 (0.22%) NCSC
8 2 (0.22%) NIST
9 1 (0.11%) GxP
9 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 218 (23.72%) Active Directory
2 86 (9.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 74 (8.05%) Hyper-V
4 54 (5.88%) Firmware
5 30 (3.26%) vSphere
6 25 (2.72%) VMware ESXi
7 13 (1.41%) XenApp
8 12 (1.31%) XenDesktop
9 10 (1.09%) Terminal Services
10 8 (0.87%) BitLocker
11 7 (0.76%) ProxySG
11 7 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
12 5 (0.54%) Virtual Servers
13 4 (0.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 3 (0.33%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 3 (0.33%) Docker
15 2 (0.22%) NFS
16 1 (0.11%) DFS Replication
16 1 (0.11%) Terminal Server
16 1 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 38 (4.13%) SCCM
2 24 (2.61%) Microsoft Intune
3 20 (2.18%) FortiGate
4 17 (1.85%) SolarWinds Orion
5 16 (1.74%) Cisco Prime
6 15 (1.63%) Ansible
7 12 (1.31%) Jamf Pro
8 9 (0.98%) Puppet
8 9 (0.98%) vCenter Server
9 8 (0.87%) WSUS
10 7 (0.76%) AirWatch
11 6 (0.65%) Nagios
11 6 (0.65%) Norton AntiVirus
12 5 (0.54%) Cisco CUCM
12 5 (0.54%) Single Sign-On
13 4 (0.44%) Stealthwatch
13 4 (0.44%) ZABBIX
14 3 (0.33%) Cacti
14 3 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
14 3 (0.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 330 (35.91%) Cisco
2 282 (30.69%) Microsoft
3 137 (14.91%) VMware
4 115 (12.51%) Palo Alto
5 109 (11.86%) Meraki
6 99 (10.77%) Juniper
7 87 (9.47%) Aruba
8 77 (8.38%) HP
9 63 (6.86%) SolarWinds
10 62 (6.75%) Ruckus Wireless
11 60 (6.53%) Citrix
12 51 (5.55%) F5
13 46 (5.01%) Apple
14 42 (4.57%) Huawei
15 40 (4.35%) CheckPoint
16 39 (4.24%) Virgin Media
17 38 (4.13%) Sophos
18 33 (3.59%) Aerohive Networks
19 32 (3.48%) Fortinet
20 31 (3.37%) BT