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

Wireless Fidelity (WiFi)
UK
6 months to
2 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 364 427 492
Rank change year-on-year +63 +65 +2
Permanent jobs citing Wi-Fi 955 1,032 1,064
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.82% 0.70% 0.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.42% 4.60% 4.01%
Number of salaries quoted 861 866 982
Median annual salary £41,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.78% +5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £67,500
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 17,621 22,439 26,516
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.04% 15.16% 14.98%
Number of salaries quoted 13,841 17,333 21,169
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 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

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 2 April 2020.

Salary histogram for Wi-Fi in the UK

Wi-Fi
Top 17 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 2 April 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 +65 905 £41,500 -7.78% 154
UK excluding London +7 520 £40,000 -11.11% 125
London +142 387 £41,500 -17.00% 40
South East +32 152 £50,000 +9.89% 24
North of England -18 133 £40,000 -11.11% 37
East of England +4 85 £35,000 -15.15% 30
North West -6 79 £52,284 +16.19% 24
South West +58 67 £36,500 +32.73% 9
Midlands +65 64 £42,500 - 14
Work from Home +45 47 £50,000 -1.48% 8
West Midlands +53 45 £45,500 +7.06% 10
Yorkshire -27 40 £26,500 -34.08% 7
East Midlands +33 19 £42,500 -3.41% 4
Scotland +39 14 £33,000 -34.00% 2
North East +16 14 £37,500 +17.19% 6
Wales -8 5 £34,500 -23.33% 8
Northern Ireland - 1 £50,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 2 April 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.

1 417 (43.66%) Firewall
2 371 (38.85%) Cisco
3 330 (34.55%) Windows
4 319 (33.40%) WAN
5 310 (32.46%) LAN
6 300 (31.41%) Microsoft
7 241 (25.24%) Office 365
8 232 (24.29%) Active Directory
9 208 (21.78%) Wireless
10 206 (21.57%) TCP/IP
11 200 (20.94%) Cisco Certification
12 170 (17.80%) Windows Server
13 163 (17.07%) DNS
14 162 (16.96%) Azure
15 158 (16.54%) Problem-Solving
16 152 (15.92%) Telecoms
17 138 (14.45%) Internet
18 137 (14.35%) DHCP
18 137 (14.35%) Data Centre
19 127 (13.30%) VPN
20 126 (13.19%) MPLS
21 125 (13.09%) Meraki
22 124 (12.98%) VMware
23 119 (12.46%) BGP
24 118 (12.36%) CCNA
25 115 (12.04%) Finance
26 110 (11.52%) VoIP
27 108 (11.31%) OSPF
28 106 (11.10%) ITIL
29 104 (10.89%) CCNP

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 82 (8.59%) MS Exchange
2 76 (7.96%) SharePoint
3 42 (4.40%) Exchange Server 2013
4 38 (3.98%) Skype for Business
5 34 (3.56%) Exchange Server 2010
6 22 (2.30%) CMS
7 15 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2007
8 11 (1.15%) Smallworld
9 8 (0.84%) Confluence
9 8 (0.84%) IIS
10 6 (0.63%) Apache
11 5 (0.52%) Apache Spark
12 2 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.21%) WordPress
13 1 (0.10%) nginx
13 1 (0.10%) SAS
13 1 (0.10%) Tomcat
Applications
1 77 (8.06%) MS Visio
2 71 (7.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 66 (6.91%) Microsoft Office
4 20 (2.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 13 (1.36%) AutoCAD
6 4 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.10%) Revit
Business Applications
1 4 (0.42%) Infor M3
1 4 (0.42%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 3 (0.31%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (0.21%) Elite 3E
3 2 (0.21%) Epicor Tropos
3 2 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.21%) Sage 50
3 2 (0.21%) Shopify
3 2 (0.21%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.10%) C-CURE
4 1 (0.10%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 241 (25.24%) Office 365
2 162 (16.96%) Azure
3 95 (9.95%) AWS
4 26 (2.72%) SaaS
5 21 (2.20%) Azure Active Directory
5 21 (2.20%) Mimecast
6 18 (1.88%) G Suite
7 17 (1.78%) GitHub
8 14 (1.47%) OneDrive
9 12 (1.26%) IaaS
10 10 (1.05%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 8 (0.84%) PaaS
12 6 (0.63%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 5 (0.52%) GCP
14 4 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
14 4 (0.42%) Dynamics 365
15 3 (0.31%) AWS IoT
15 3 (0.31%) Power Platform
15 3 (0.31%) Serverless
15 3 (0.31%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 417 (43.66%) Firewall
2 319 (33.40%) WAN
3 310 (32.46%) LAN
4 208 (21.78%) Wireless
5 206 (21.57%) TCP/IP
6 163 (17.07%) DNS
7 138 (14.45%) Internet
8 137 (14.35%) DHCP
9 127 (13.30%) VPN
10 126 (13.19%) MPLS
11 119 (12.46%) BGP
12 110 (11.52%) VoIP
13 108 (11.31%) OSPF
14 86 (9.01%) Network Security
15 80 (8.38%) VLAN
16 78 (8.17%) Ethernet
17 71 (7.43%) Cisco ASA
18 51 (5.34%) Broadband
19 44 (4.61%) Skype
20 41 (4.29%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (2.83%) SQL Server
2 15 (1.57%) GIS
3 7 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (0.52%) Hadoop
4 5 (0.52%) MySQL
4 5 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (0.42%) Big Data
6 3 (0.31%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 3 (0.31%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (0.31%) Power BI
6 3 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.21%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (0.21%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.21%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.10%) BigQuery
8 1 (0.10%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.10%) FileMaker
8 1 (0.10%) MS Access
8 1 (0.10%) Snowflake Schema
8 1 (0.10%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 24 (2.51%) JIRA
2 18 (1.88%) Git (software)
2 18 (1.88%) Subversion
3 16 (1.68%) Eclipse
3 16 (1.68%) GCC
4 8 (0.84%) Visual Studio
5 6 (0.63%) CocoaPods
6 3 (0.31%) git-flow
7 2 (0.21%) TestRail
8 1 (0.10%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.10%) Charles Proxy
8 1 (0.10%) Robot Framework
8 1 (0.10%) Selenium
8 1 (0.10%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.10%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.10%) Xcode
General
1 152 (15.92%) Telecoms
2 115 (12.04%) Finance
3 35 (3.66%) Retail
4 24 (2.51%) Legal
4 24 (2.51%) Public Sector
5 23 (2.41%) Electronics
6 20 (2.09%) Law
7 11 (1.15%) Marketing
8 7 (0.73%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.52%) Automotive
9 5 (0.52%) Police
10 4 (0.42%) Advertising
10 4 (0.42%) Banking
11 3 (0.31%) Billing
11 3 (0.31%) Games
12 2 (0.21%) Local Government
12 2 (0.21%) Military
12 2 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.10%) Back Office
13 1 (0.10%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 251 (26.28%) Network Engineer
2 123 (12.88%) Support Engineer
3 120 (12.57%) IT Support
4 93 (9.74%) IT Engineer
5 84 (8.80%) Analyst
6 66 (6.91%) IT Support Engineer
7 54 (5.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 53 (5.55%) Field Engineer
9 48 (5.03%) Cisco Engineer
10 47 (4.92%) Senior Network Engineer
11 45 (4.71%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 37 (3.87%) Network Support
12 37 (3.87%) Network Support Engineer
13 35 (3.66%) Network Field Engineer
14 31 (3.25%) 2nd Line Support
14 31 (3.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 31 (3.25%) Installations Engineer
14 31 (3.25%) IT Analyst
15 29 (3.04%) Developer
16 28 (2.93%) Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (2.72%) .NET
2 21 (2.20%) 802.1X
3 14 (1.47%) Web Services
4 10 (1.05%) RESTful
5 8 (0.84%) HTML
5 8 (0.84%) JSON
5 8 (0.84%) XML
6 6 (0.63%) CarPlay
6 6 (0.63%) Cocoa
6 6 (0.63%) Cocoa Touch
6 6 (0.63%) Core Animation
6 6 (0.63%) Core Data
6 6 (0.63%) Elastic Stack
6 6 (0.63%) Laravel
6 6 (0.63%) ReactiveCocoa
6 6 (0.63%) RxSwift
6 6 (0.63%) WebRTC
7 4 (0.42%) Node.js
7 4 (0.42%) Razor View Engine
7 4 (0.42%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 137 (14.35%) Data Centre
2 45 (4.71%) Driving Licence
3 44 (4.61%) Self-Motivation
4 39 (4.08%) CCTV
5 38 (3.98%) Video Conferencing
6 37 (3.87%) Management Information System
7 34 (3.56%) Analytical Skills
8 27 (2.83%) Fibre Optics
9 26 (2.72%) PKI
10 24 (2.51%) DataPower
11 23 (2.41%) e-Learning
12 18 (1.88%) Internet of Things
13 17 (1.78%) Digital TV
13 17 (1.78%) iPad
14 15 (1.57%) Handset
14 15 (1.57%) iPhone
14 15 (1.57%) Private Cloud
15 14 (1.47%) Virtual Team
16 9 (0.94%) Embedded Systems
16 9 (0.94%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 330 (34.55%) Windows
2 170 (17.80%) Windows Server
3 95 (9.95%) Windows 10
4 86 (9.01%) Linux
5 70 (7.33%) Windows 7
6 64 (6.70%) Apple iOS
7 63 (6.60%) Windows Server 2012
8 33 (3.46%) Windows Server 2016
9 28 (2.93%) Windows Server 2008
10 23 (2.41%) Mac OS
11 20 (2.09%) Unix
11 20 (2.09%) Windows Server 2019
12 17 (1.78%) Android
13 10 (1.05%) CentOS
13 10 (1.05%) Mac OS X
13 10 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
14 7 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 6 (0.63%) Embedded Linux
15 6 (0.63%) watchOS
16 5 (0.52%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (16.54%) Problem-Solving
2 106 (11.10%) ITIL
3 78 (8.17%) Project Delivery
4 75 (7.85%) Agile Software Development
5 72 (7.54%) Network Design
6 71 (7.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 71 (7.43%) Project Management
7 53 (5.55%) Load Balancing
8 50 (5.24%) Network Monitoring
9 49 (5.13%) Change Management
9 49 (5.13%) Computer Science
10 47 (4.92%) Service Delivery
10 47 (4.92%) WAN Optimisation
11 45 (4.71%) Cybersecurity
12 43 (4.50%) Presales
13 36 (3.77%) Scrum
14 35 (3.66%) Incident Management
14 35 (3.66%) Software Engineering
15 33 (3.46%) CAD
15 33 (3.46%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 43 (4.50%) PowerShell
2 41 (4.29%) C
3 40 (4.19%) Python
4 36 (3.77%) SQL
5 30 (3.14%) C++
6 27 (2.83%) Embedded C
7 26 (2.72%) C#
8 16 (1.68%) JavaScript
9 15 (1.57%) Bash Shell
10 11 (1.15%) Perl
11 7 (0.73%) Shell Script
12 6 (0.63%) Apple Swift
12 6 (0.63%) Objective-C
12 6 (0.63%) PHP
13 5 (0.52%) ANSI C
14 4 (0.42%) Java
14 4 (0.42%) Tcl
14 4 (0.42%) VB
14 4 (0.42%) VB.NET
15 3 (0.31%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 200 (20.94%) Cisco Certification
2 118 (12.36%) CCNA
3 104 (10.89%) CCNP
4 81 (8.48%) Degree
5 54 (5.65%) JNCIA
6 39 (4.08%) Microsoft Certification
7 33 (3.46%) JNCIS
8 21 (2.20%) DBS Check
9 19 (1.99%) Security Cleared
10 17 (1.78%) CCDP
11 16 (1.68%) ITIL Certification
11 16 (1.68%) SC Cleared
12 15 (1.57%) CCIE
13 14 (1.47%) CCDA
13 14 (1.47%) CWNA
14 10 (1.05%) CISSP
14 10 (1.05%) JNCIP
14 10 (1.05%) MCSE
15 9 (0.94%) CISA
15 9 (0.94%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (8.90%) SLA
2 25 (2.62%) GDPR
3 24 (2.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (0.94%) QA
5 8 (0.84%) Cyber Essentials
6 6 (0.63%) PMO
7 3 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 3 (0.31%) ISO 26262
8 2 (0.21%) HIPAA
8 2 (0.21%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.21%) NCSC
8 2 (0.21%) NIST
9 1 (0.10%) GxP
9 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 232 (24.29%) Active Directory
2 74 (7.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 68 (7.12%) Hyper-V
4 67 (7.02%) Firmware
5 31 (3.25%) VMware ESXi
6 21 (2.20%) vSphere
7 17 (1.78%) XenApp
8 14 (1.47%) XenDesktop
9 10 (1.05%) BitLocker
9 10 (1.05%) Terminal Services
10 7 (0.73%) ProxySG
11 6 (0.63%) VMware Workstation
12 5 (0.52%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 5 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
13 3 (0.31%) NFS
14 2 (0.21%) Docker
14 2 (0.21%) Terminal Server
14 2 (0.21%) VMware NSX
15 1 (0.10%) DRBD
15 1 (0.10%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 45 (4.71%) SCCM
2 25 (2.62%) FortiGate
3 22 (2.30%) Microsoft Intune
4 16 (1.68%) Cisco Prime
5 15 (1.57%) Ansible
6 14 (1.47%) SolarWinds Orion
7 11 (1.15%) Jamf Pro
8 10 (1.05%) vCenter Server
9 9 (0.94%) Cisco CUCM
10 6 (0.63%) AirWatch
10 6 (0.63%) Norton AntiVirus
10 6 (0.63%) Puppet
10 6 (0.63%) WSUS
11 4 (0.42%) Stealthwatch
12 3 (0.31%) Single Sign-On
13 2 (0.21%) Failover Clustering
13 2 (0.21%) HAProxy
13 2 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
13 2 (0.21%) Kubernetes
13 2 (0.21%) Nagios
Vendors
1 371 (38.85%) Cisco
2 300 (31.41%) Microsoft
3 125 (13.09%) Meraki
4 124 (12.98%) VMware
5 99 (10.37%) Juniper
6 97 (10.16%) Palo Alto
7 86 (9.01%) Aruba
8 80 (8.38%) HP
9 75 (7.85%) Citrix
10 59 (6.18%) SolarWinds
11 57 (5.97%) Ruckus Wireless
12 52 (5.45%) Apple
13 44 (4.61%) CheckPoint
14 43 (4.50%) Sophos
15 40 (4.19%) BT
16 38 (3.98%) Virgin Media
17 37 (3.87%) Huawei
18 36 (3.77%) Ekahau
19 34 (3.56%) F5
20 28 (2.93%) AirMagnet