Period
to 17 September 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 17 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wireless Fidelity (WiFi)
UK
6 months to
17 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 378 333 424
Rank change year-on-year -45 +91 +34
Permanent jobs citing Wi-Fi 992 450 1,009
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.82% 0.88% 0.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.31% 5.64% 4.54%
Number of salaries quoted 808 384 861
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,000
25th Percentile £33,750 £34,250 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £50,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year -5.00% +17.65% -5.56%
75th Percentile £60,000 £58,750 £55,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £73,750 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 15,729 7,975 22,219
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.95% 15.64% 15.66%
Number of salaries quoted 10,870 6,444 17,045
10th Percentile £27,500 £30,000 £25,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -0.99% +12.22% -5.26%
75th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £62,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £82,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 -35 902 £47,500 -5.00% 208
UK excluding London +12 724 £45,000 - 180
North of England +66 314 £55,000 +31.16% 53
Work from Home -113 232 £55,000 +11.11% 22
Yorkshire +39 218 £57,000 +47.10% 24
London -185 210 £50,000 - 38
South East -79 145 £42,500 -19.05% 40
Midlands -85 97 £35,000 -22.22% 31
North West -33 79 £40,000 -3.61% 23
East of England -74 67 £41,500 -9.29% 25
South West -66 66 £37,500 -18.03% 21
West Midlands -79 56 £33,070 -33.86% 21
East Midlands -46 40 £35,000 -6.67% 10
Scotland -75 25 £45,000 - 4
North East -19 17 £49,000 - 6
Wales -43 11 £32,500 -5.80% 3

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

1 333 (33.57%) Firewall
2 328 (33.06%) Windows
3 296 (29.84%) Microsoft
4 294 (29.64%) LAN
5 292 (29.44%) Microsoft 365
6 285 (28.73%) WAN
7 275 (27.72%) Wireless
8 261 (26.31%) Cisco
9 250 (25.20%) Social Skills
10 237 (23.89%) Active Directory
11 213 (21.47%) TCP/IP
12 204 (20.56%) Azure
13 199 (20.06%) VPN
14 177 (17.84%) Windows Server
15 158 (15.93%) Linux
16 149 (15.02%) C++
17 148 (14.92%) ITIL
18 146 (14.72%) C
18 146 (14.72%) DNS
19 138 (13.91%) Problem-Solving
20 133 (13.41%) VMware
21 131 (13.21%) DHCP
21 131 (13.21%) Cisco Certification
22 130 (13.10%) Windows 10
23 129 (13.00%) Ethernet
23 129 (13.00%) Broadband
24 119 (12.00%) Data Centre
25 118 (11.90%) Firmware
25 118 (11.90%) Telecoms
26 114 (11.49%) 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 82 (8.27%) SharePoint
2 43 (4.33%) MS Exchange
3 23 (2.32%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (1.31%) Confluence
5 12 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2013
6 10 (1.01%) IIS
7 9 (0.91%) WordPress
8 8 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (0.50%) Skype for Business
10 3 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (0.30%) Smallworld
11 2 (0.20%) Apache
12 1 (0.10%) nginx
12 1 (0.10%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 1 (0.10%) Tomcat
Applications
1 114 (11.49%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (3.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 22 (2.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (1.21%) Spreadsheet
5 11 (1.11%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.30%) AutoCAD
6 3 (0.30%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.10%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 8 (0.81%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.30%) Relativity
2 3 (0.30%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.10%) Carpe Diem
3 1 (0.10%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.10%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.10%) Elite 3E
3 1 (0.10%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 292 (29.44%) Microsoft 365
2 204 (20.56%) Azure
3 68 (6.85%) AWS
4 54 (5.44%) Azure Active Directory
5 42 (4.23%) OneDrive
6 34 (3.43%) IaaS
7 30 (3.02%) SaaS
8 23 (2.32%) Google Workspace
9 21 (2.12%) PaaS
10 16 (1.61%) Power Platform
11 15 (1.51%) GCP
12 12 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
13 11 (1.11%) Mimecast
14 10 (1.01%) PowerApps
15 7 (0.71%) Dynamics 365
15 7 (0.71%) Power Automate
16 5 (0.50%) Cloudflare
16 5 (0.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 4 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
17 4 (0.40%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 333 (33.57%) Firewall
2 294 (29.64%) LAN
3 285 (28.73%) WAN
4 275 (27.72%) Wireless
5 213 (21.47%) TCP/IP
6 199 (20.06%) VPN
7 146 (14.72%) DNS
8 131 (13.21%) DHCP
9 129 (13.00%) Broadband
9 129 (13.00%) Ethernet
10 95 (9.58%) Internet
11 94 (9.48%) MPLS
12 93 (9.38%) VoIP
13 82 (8.27%) MQTT
14 79 (7.96%) Bluetooth
15 77 (7.76%) Network Security
16 71 (7.16%) BGP
17 69 (6.96%) VLAN
18 63 (6.35%) OSPF
19 56 (5.65%) SD-WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (3.23%) SQL Server
2 11 (1.11%) Amazon RDS
2 11 (1.11%) MySQL
3 5 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (0.40%) GIS
5 3 (0.30%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.20%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.20%) Power BI
6 2 (0.20%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.20%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.20%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (0.20%) SQL Server 2019
7 1 (0.10%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.10%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 18 (1.81%) Git (software)
2 15 (1.51%) JIRA
3 4 (0.40%) webpack
4 3 (0.30%) PHPUnit
4 3 (0.30%) Selenium
5 2 (0.20%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (0.20%) Subversion
5 2 (0.20%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.10%) Burp Suite
6 1 (0.10%) CMake
6 1 (0.10%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.10%) fastlane
6 1 (0.10%) Gerrit
6 1 (0.10%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.10%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.10%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.10%) Postman
6 1 (0.10%) PyCharm
6 1 (0.10%) TestRail
General
1 250 (25.20%) Social Skills
2 118 (11.90%) Telecoms
3 73 (7.36%) Organisational Skills
4 70 (7.06%) Finance
5 68 (6.85%) Analytical Skills
6 41 (4.13%) Marketing
7 37 (3.73%) Retail
8 26 (2.62%) Public Sector
9 21 (2.12%) Influencing Skills
10 19 (1.92%) Law
11 16 (1.61%) Banking
11 16 (1.61%) Documentation Skills
11 16 (1.61%) Legal
12 14 (1.41%) Manufacturing
13 13 (1.31%) Electronics
14 6 (0.60%) Automotive
14 6 (0.60%) French Language
14 6 (0.60%) Local Government
15 5 (0.50%) Inclusion and Diversity
15 5 (0.50%) Police
Job Titles
1 157 (15.83%) Network Engineer
2 87 (8.77%) Support Engineer
3 86 (8.67%) Linux Engineer
4 78 (7.86%) IT Support
5 70 (7.06%) IT Engineer
6 69 (6.96%) Embedded Engineer
7 67 (6.75%) Software Engineer
8 64 (6.45%) Analyst
8 64 (6.45%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 64 (6.45%) Wireless Engineer
9 60 (6.05%) Firmware Engineer
10 57 (5.75%) Embedded Linux Engineer
11 56 (5.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 55 (5.54%) C++ Software Engineer
13 54 (5.44%) Architect
13 54 (5.44%) Embedded C++ Engineer
14 53 (5.34%) 2nd Line Support
14 53 (5.34%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
14 53 (5.34%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
15 51 (5.14%) RF Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (4.94%) HTML
2 48 (4.84%) CSS
3 46 (4.64%) 802.1X
4 33 (3.33%) XMPP
5 18 (1.81%) Yocto
6 11 (1.11%) Laravel
7 10 (1.01%) JSON
8 8 (0.81%) Vue.js
9 7 (0.71%) React
9 7 (0.71%) REST
10 5 (0.50%) jQuery
10 5 (0.50%) LDAP
10 5 (0.50%) Node.js
10 5 (0.50%) Software Packaging
11 4 (0.40%) ISPF
11 4 (0.40%) OpenCV
11 4 (0.40%) Qt
11 4 (0.40%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 4 (0.40%) Unity (Game Engine)
11 4 (0.40%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 119 (12.00%) Data Centre
2 69 (6.96%) Driving Licence
3 68 (6.85%) Self-Motivation
4 63 (6.35%) Embedded Systems
5 60 (6.05%) Device Driver
6 52 (5.24%) EPoS
6 52 (5.24%) Management Information System
7 40 (4.03%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 39 (3.93%) Algorithms
9 23 (2.32%) Mobile App
9 23 (2.32%) User Experience
10 19 (1.92%) Smartphone
11 18 (1.81%) Virtual Team
12 17 (1.71%) Video Conferencing
13 15 (1.51%) Fibre Optics
14 14 (1.41%) CCTV
14 14 (1.41%) Data Protection Act
14 14 (1.41%) Greenfield Project
14 14 (1.41%) Private Cloud
14 14 (1.41%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 328 (33.06%) Windows
2 177 (17.84%) Windows Server
3 158 (15.93%) Linux
4 130 (13.10%) Windows 10
5 73 (7.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 68 (6.85%) Windows Server 2019
7 48 (4.84%) Windows Server 2016
8 37 (3.73%) Android
9 35 (3.53%) Windows Server 2008
10 34 (3.43%) Windows Server 2003
11 29 (2.92%) Apple iOS
11 29 (2.92%) Embedded Linux
12 21 (2.12%) Mac OS
13 20 (2.02%) Debian
14 17 (1.71%) Windows 7
15 15 (1.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 14 (1.41%) Mac OS X
17 6 (0.60%) CentOS
18 5 (0.50%) Ubuntu
19 4 (0.40%) Alpine Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (14.92%) ITIL
2 138 (13.91%) Problem-Solving
3 114 (11.49%) Computer Science
4 81 (8.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 78 (7.86%) Software Engineering
6 72 (7.26%) Project Management
7 61 (6.15%) Time Management
8 54 (5.44%) Validation
9 53 (5.34%) Agile Software Development
9 53 (5.34%) Requirements Gathering
9 53 (5.34%) Service Delivery
10 50 (5.04%) Disaster Recovery
10 50 (5.04%) Migration
11 49 (4.94%) Cybersecurity
11 49 (4.94%) Device Driver Development
11 49 (4.94%) Incident Management
12 46 (4.64%) Software Testing
13 45 (4.54%) ITSM
14 43 (4.33%) Continuous Improvement
15 42 (4.23%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 149 (15.02%) C++
2 146 (14.72%) C
3 94 (9.48%) Python
4 65 (6.55%) PowerShell
5 35 (3.53%) MATLAB
6 31 (3.13%) PHP
7 22 (2.22%) SQL
8 18 (1.81%) Shell Script
9 15 (1.51%) JavaScript
10 9 (0.91%) Java
11 8 (0.81%) Embedded C++
12 7 (0.71%) Embedded C
13 5 (0.50%) Bash Shell
14 4 (0.40%) Go
14 4 (0.40%) TypeScript
15 3 (0.30%) Assembly Language
15 3 (0.30%) VBA
16 2 (0.20%) C#
16 2 (0.20%) Objective-C
16 2 (0.20%) Perl
Qualifications
1 131 (13.21%) Cisco Certification
2 112 (11.29%) Degree
3 85 (8.57%) CCNP
4 81 (8.17%) CCNA
5 45 (4.54%) Microsoft Certification
6 41 (4.13%) Security Cleared
7 35 (3.53%) PhD
8 28 (2.82%) SC Cleared
9 26 (2.62%) CCIE
10 22 (2.22%) JNCIA
11 19 (1.92%) MCSA
12 18 (1.81%) MCSE
13 17 (1.71%) CCDP
13 17 (1.71%) Computer Science Degree
14 15 (1.51%) ITIL Certification
15 14 (1.41%) CISSP
16 12 (1.21%) CISM
17 11 (1.11%) DBS Check
18 9 (0.91%) CTC Cleared
19 8 (0.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (6.55%) SLA
2 19 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (1.41%) GDPR
4 8 (0.81%) Cyber Essentials
4 8 (0.81%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.71%) NIST
5 7 (0.71%) PMO
5 7 (0.71%) QA
6 5 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.40%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.30%) DO-178B
8 3 (0.30%) IEC 61508
9 2 (0.20%) HIPAA
9 2 (0.20%) HL7
10 1 (0.10%) PMBOK
10 1 (0.10%) SOC 2
System Software
1 237 (23.89%) Active Directory
2 118 (11.90%) Firmware
3 100 (10.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 89 (8.97%) Hyper-V
5 41 (4.13%) Docker
6 27 (2.72%) vSphere
7 20 (2.02%) VMware ESXi
8 19 (1.92%) Virtual Desktop
9 14 (1.41%) KVM
10 11 (1.11%) XenDesktop
11 10 (1.01%) Virtual Servers
12 7 (0.71%) Terminal Services
13 6 (0.60%) BitLocker
14 5 (0.50%) VMware NSX
15 3 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
15 3 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 3 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
16 2 (0.20%) DFS Replication
16 2 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
17 1 (0.10%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 68 (6.85%) Microsoft Intune
2 62 (6.25%) SCCM
3 33 (3.33%) Graylog
3 33 (3.33%) Kibana
4 23 (2.32%) WSUS
5 18 (1.81%) FortiGate
6 15 (1.51%) Nagios
7 14 (1.41%) AirWatch
7 14 (1.41%) Rancher
8 12 (1.21%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 11 (1.11%) Single Sign-On
10 10 (1.01%) Terraform
11 8 (0.81%) Ansible
12 7 (0.71%) Failover Clustering
12 7 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
13 6 (0.60%) Kubernetes
13 6 (0.60%) Puppet
13 6 (0.60%) SCOM
14 5 (0.50%) Jamf Pro
15 4 (0.40%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 296 (29.84%) Microsoft
2 261 (26.31%) Cisco
3 133 (13.41%) VMware
4 96 (9.68%) Meraki
5 71 (7.16%) Palo Alto
6 64 (6.45%) Aruba
7 56 (5.65%) SolarWinds
8 55 (5.54%) HP
9 52 (5.24%) Juniper
10 46 (4.64%) Apple
11 40 (4.03%) Sophos
12 39 (3.93%) CheckPoint
12 39 (3.93%) Citrix
13 33 (3.33%) Fortinet
13 33 (3.33%) Ruckus Wireless
14 31 (3.13%) Dell
15 25 (2.52%) Mitel
16 21 (2.12%) Veeam
17 20 (2.02%) ServiceNow
18 18 (1.81%) Google