Period
to 16 January 2018

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 16 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wireless Fidelity (WiFi)
UK
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 480 476 566
Rank change year-on-year -4 +90 +68
Permanent jobs citing Wi-Fi 1,006 1,065 963
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.58% 0.60% 0.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.77% 3.58% 2.80%
Number of salaries quoted 928 907 803
UK median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +9.83%
10th Percentile £22,263 £21,837 £23,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £39,500 £35,000 £35,750
% change year-on-year +12.86% -2.10% +7.25%

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 26,652 29,733 34,361
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.37% 16.85% 16.60%
Number of salaries quoted 21,589 24,163 28,531
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 16 January 2018.

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 16 January 2018. 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 -22 946 £42,500 +6.25% 171
UK excluding London -20 683 £39,500 +12.86% 142
London +13 298 £52,500 -4.55% 39
South East +31 222 £35,000 - 30
North of England +16 164 £40,000 +6.67% 43
East of England -24 123 £50,000 +11.11% 24
North West 0 91 £43,000 +14.67% 18
South West -19 76 £34,500 +21.05% 17
Midlands -39 63 £40,000 +21.21% 18
Yorkshire +28 59 £36,500 -5.81% 17
West Midlands -24 40 £35,000 - 12
Wales +20 28 £39,250 +4.67% 4
East Midlands -7 25 £40,000 +24.03% 6
Scotland -34 16 £37,500 +0.67% 6
North East -8 14 £23,250 -28.46% 8

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, IT jobs citing Wi-Fi also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Wi-Fi.

1 402 (39.96%) LAN
2 389 (38.67%) WAN
3 360 (35.79%) Firewall
4 355 (35.29%) Cisco
5 339 (33.70%) Windows
6 273 (27.14%) Microsoft
7 258 (25.65%) Active Directory
8 242 (24.06%) VPN
9 222 (22.07%) Cisco Certification
10 211 (20.97%) Wireless
11 187 (18.59%) ITIL
12 181 (17.99%) VoIP
13 175 (17.40%) VMware
14 174 (17.30%) Degree
15 165 (16.40%) Office 365
15 165 (16.40%) Windows Server
16 161 (16.00%) Linux
17 160 (15.90%) TCP/IP
18 156 (15.51%) DNS
19 150 (14.91%) Data Centre
20 133 (13.22%) MPLS
21 130 (12.92%) BGP
22 128 (12.72%) CCNP
23 120 (11.93%) DHCP
24 119 (11.83%) Juniper
24 119 (11.83%) Telecoms
25 117 (11.63%) VLAN
26 115 (11.43%) Windows 10
27 111 (11.03%) Microsoft Office
28 109 (10.83%) Python

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
1 101 (10.04%) MS Exchange
2 55 (5.47%) Skype for Business
3 50 (4.97%) SharePoint
4 41 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2010
5 29 (2.88%) Exchange Server 2013
6 18 (1.79%) OpenStack
7 16 (1.59%) Cloud Foundry
7 16 (1.59%) IIS
8 12 (1.19%) Confluence
9 9 (0.89%) SAS
10 7 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
10 7 (0.70%) CMS
11 6 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2003
12 5 (0.50%) WordPress
13 4 (0.40%) Apache
14 3 (0.30%) SharePoint Server
15 2 (0.20%) IBM Notes
16 1 (0.099%) Apache Spark
16 1 (0.099%) Drupal
16 1 (0.099%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 111 (11.03%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (1.79%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (1.59%) Microsoft Project
4 7 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.60%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.50%) Simulink
7 1 (0.099%) OrCAD
Business Applications
1 9 (0.89%) NetSuite
2 8 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.60%) Sage 200
4 3 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.20%) Sage X3
5 2 (0.20%) Workfront
6 1 (0.099%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.099%) Magento
6 1 (0.099%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 165 (16.40%) Office 365
2 82 (8.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 69 (6.86%) Amazon AWS
4 25 (2.49%) SaaS
5 17 (1.69%) IaaS
6 14 (1.39%) PaaS
6 14 (1.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 11 (1.09%) Amazon S3
8 10 (0.99%) GitHub
9 9 (0.89%) Slack
10 8 (0.80%) Azure Active Directory
11 7 (0.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 7 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
11 7 (0.70%) Amazon Glacier
11 7 (0.70%) Amazon SQS
11 7 (0.70%) AWS CloudFormation
11 7 (0.70%) AWS CloudTrail
12 6 (0.60%) Dropbox
12 6 (0.60%) G Suite
13 5 (0.50%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 402 (39.96%) LAN
2 389 (38.67%) WAN
3 360 (35.79%) Firewall
4 242 (24.06%) VPN
5 211 (20.97%) Wireless
6 181 (17.99%) VoIP
7 160 (15.90%) TCP/IP
8 156 (15.51%) DNS
9 133 (13.22%) MPLS
10 130 (12.92%) BGP
11 120 (11.93%) DHCP
12 117 (11.63%) VLAN
13 107 (10.64%) OSPF
14 76 (7.55%) Ethernet
14 76 (7.55%) Network Security
15 74 (7.36%) IPsec
15 74 (7.36%) Unified Communications
16 73 (7.26%) Internet
17 69 (6.86%) Bluetooth
18 68 (6.76%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (5.07%) SQL Server
2 20 (1.99%) PostgreSQL
3 18 (1.79%) NoSQL
4 17 (1.69%) Apache Cassandra
5 14 (1.39%) MySQL
6 9 (0.89%) Amazon RDS
7 7 (0.70%) Big Data
7 7 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (0.40%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.20%) MS Access
10 2 (0.20%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.20%) Power BI
10 2 (0.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.099%) Couchbase
11 1 (0.099%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.099%) Ingres
11 1 (0.099%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.099%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 41 (4.08%) Git (software)
2 23 (2.29%) Jenkins
3 15 (1.49%) JIRA
4 10 (0.99%) Subversion
5 9 (0.89%) Xcode
6 7 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (0.60%) Bitbucket
7 6 (0.60%) IntelliJ
8 4 (0.40%) TeamCity
8 4 (0.40%) Vagrant
9 3 (0.30%) Android Studio
9 3 (0.30%) Artifactory
9 3 (0.30%) Geb
9 3 (0.30%) Gradle
9 3 (0.30%) JMeter
9 3 (0.30%) PHPUnit
9 3 (0.30%) Robot Framework
9 3 (0.30%) Selenium
9 3 (0.30%) TestRail
9 3 (0.30%) WebDriver
General
1 119 (11.83%) Telecoms
2 90 (8.95%) Finance
3 48 (4.77%) Electronics
4 42 (4.17%) Retail
5 23 (2.29%) Manufacturing
6 22 (2.19%) Advertising
7 20 (1.99%) Marketing
8 15 (1.49%) Law
9 13 (1.29%) Military
10 12 (1.19%) Banking
11 8 (0.80%) Back Office
11 8 (0.80%) Billing
11 8 (0.80%) Games
12 7 (0.70%) Aerospace
12 7 (0.70%) Automotive
13 6 (0.60%) Legal
14 5 (0.50%) Financial Institution
15 4 (0.40%) Local Government
15 4 (0.40%) Multimedia
16 3 (0.30%) German Language
Job Titles
1 181 (17.99%) Network Engineer
2 92 (9.15%) Analyst
3 84 (8.35%) Support Engineer
4 66 (6.56%) Support Analyst
5 63 (6.26%) Senior Network Engineer
6 62 (6.16%) IT Manager
7 61 (6.06%) Architect
7 61 (6.06%) IT Support
8 52 (5.17%) Embedded Engineer
9 50 (4.97%) 2nd Line Support
9 50 (4.97%) Developer
10 46 (4.57%) Project Manager
11 43 (4.27%) Team Leader
12 42 (4.17%) Software Engineer
12 42 (4.17%) Systems Engineer
13 41 (4.08%) IT Engineer
14 40 (3.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 36 (3.58%) Consultant
16 34 (3.38%) Network Architect
17 33 (3.28%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (3.68%) 802.1X
2 19 (1.89%) REST
3 17 (1.69%) HTML
4 16 (1.59%) Memcached
5 14 (1.39%) JSON
6 12 (1.19%) XMPP
7 11 (1.09%) XML
8 10 (0.99%) Web Services
9 9 (0.89%) AngularJS
9 9 (0.89%) iOS SDK
10 8 (0.80%) .NET
10 8 (0.80%) Backbone.js
10 8 (0.80%) HTML5
10 8 (0.80%) KnockoutJS
11 5 (0.50%) Entity Framework
11 5 (0.50%) Middleware
12 4 (0.40%) PhoneGap
12 4 (0.40%) Symfony
13 3 (0.30%) LAMP
13 3 (0.30%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 150 (14.91%) Data Centre
2 82 (8.15%) Analytical Skills
3 64 (6.36%) Computer Science
4 44 (4.37%) Driving Licence
5 36 (3.58%) Embedded Systems
6 34 (3.38%) Management Information System
7 26 (2.58%) EPoS
8 19 (1.89%) Internet of Things
8 19 (1.89%) Video Conferencing
9 18 (1.79%) Mobile App
9 18 (1.79%) Smart Home
10 17 (1.69%) PKI
11 16 (1.59%) Blackberry
12 15 (1.49%) CCTV
12 15 (1.49%) Clustering
12 15 (1.49%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 14 (1.39%) Private Cloud
13 14 (1.39%) Replication
13 14 (1.39%) Thin Client
13 14 (1.39%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 339 (33.70%) Windows
2 165 (16.40%) Windows Server
3 161 (16.00%) Linux
4 115 (11.43%) Windows 10
5 95 (9.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 95 (9.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 93 (9.24%) Windows 7
7 61 (6.06%) Apple iOS
8 51 (5.07%) Unix
9 40 (3.98%) Android
10 39 (3.88%) Windows 8
11 15 (1.49%) CentOS
12 14 (1.39%) Mac OS X
12 14 (1.39%) Ubuntu
13 12 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 12 (1.19%) Windows XP
14 10 (0.99%) Embedded Linux
14 10 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
15 9 (0.89%) Mac OS
16 6 (0.60%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 187 (18.59%) ITIL
2 85 (8.45%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (7.26%) Software Engineering
4 67 (6.66%) Change Management
4 67 (6.66%) Project Management
5 64 (6.36%) Load Balancing
6 63 (6.26%) Disaster Recovery
7 62 (6.16%) Network Design
8 53 (5.27%) Network Management
9 48 (4.77%) DevOps
10 46 (4.57%) Mentoring
10 46 (4.57%) Service Delivery
11 41 (4.08%) PRINCE2
12 39 (3.88%) Configuration Management
13 38 (3.78%) Test Automation
14 36 (3.58%) High Availability
14 36 (3.58%) Service Management
15 35 (3.48%) Presales
15 35 (3.48%) Problem Management
16 29 (2.88%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 109 (10.83%) Python
2 104 (10.34%) C
3 69 (6.86%) C++
4 67 (6.66%) SQL
5 41 (4.08%) Java
6 36 (3.58%) PowerShell
7 34 (3.38%) Embedded C
8 25 (2.49%) Perl
9 24 (2.39%) PHP
10 17 (1.69%) Ruby
11 14 (1.39%) JavaScript
12 13 (1.29%) Objective-C
13 11 (1.09%) Assembly Language
13 11 (1.09%) C#
13 11 (1.09%) Embedded C++
14 9 (0.89%) Bash Shell
15 8 (0.80%) Apple Swift
15 8 (0.80%) Shell Script
16 6 (0.60%) VBScript
17 5 (0.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 222 (22.07%) Cisco Certification
2 174 (17.30%) Degree
3 128 (12.72%) CCNP
4 106 (10.54%) CCNA
5 57 (5.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 54 (5.37%) Security Cleared
7 50 (4.97%) CCIE
7 50 (4.97%) SC Cleared
8 35 (3.48%) MCP
9 33 (3.28%) MCSA
10 30 (2.98%) Computer Science Degree
11 28 (2.78%) JNCIP
12 19 (1.89%) CCDP
13 18 (1.79%) CWNA
13 18 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
13 18 (1.79%) MCSE
14 12 (1.19%) CCSE
15 11 (1.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 9 (0.89%) JNCIA
16 9 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (7.55%) SLA
2 56 (5.57%) PCI DSS
3 18 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.99%) QA
5 6 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.50%) PMO
7 4 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials
7 4 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 3 (0.30%) DO-178B
8 3 (0.30%) IEC 61508
8 3 (0.30%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.20%) HIPAA
9 2 (0.20%) ISO 22301
10 1 (0.099%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.099%) DO-254
10 1 (0.099%) GDPR
10 1 (0.099%) ISO 26262
10 1 (0.099%) MISRA
10 1 (0.099%) MISRA C
System Software
1 258 (25.65%) Active Directory
2 102 (10.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 65 (6.46%) Hyper-V
4 48 (4.77%) Firmware
5 47 (4.67%) vSphere
6 33 (3.28%) VMware ESXi
7 27 (2.68%) Terminal Services
8 24 (2.39%) XenApp
9 23 (2.29%) Docker
10 21 (2.09%) XenDesktop
11 14 (1.39%) VMware NSX
12 9 (0.89%) KVM
13 7 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
13 7 (0.70%) Virtual Servers
14 6 (0.60%) NFS
14 6 (0.60%) oVirt
14 6 (0.60%) pfSense
14 6 (0.60%) Samba
15 5 (0.50%) Xen
16 2 (0.20%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 68 (6.76%) SCCM
2 37 (3.68%) Puppet
3 28 (2.78%) Nagios
4 27 (2.68%) Cacti
5 26 (2.58%) Cisco CUCM
5 26 (2.58%) Opscode Chef
5 26 (2.58%) WSUS
6 24 (2.39%) SCOM
7 20 (1.99%) Cisco Prime
8 17 (1.69%) OpenNMS
8 17 (1.69%) RANCID
9 14 (1.39%) Backup Exec
9 14 (1.39%) Kubernetes
10 13 (1.29%) FortiGate
11 12 (1.19%) Norton AntiVirus
12 10 (0.99%) SolarWinds Orion
13 7 (0.70%) Failover Clustering
14 6 (0.60%) Ansible
14 6 (0.60%) Bacula
14 6 (0.60%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 355 (35.29%) Cisco
2 273 (27.14%) Microsoft
3 175 (17.40%) VMware
4 119 (11.83%) Juniper
5 107 (10.64%) Citrix
6 70 (6.96%) CheckPoint
7 65 (6.46%) Palo Alto
8 62 (6.16%) Meraki
9 55 (5.47%) F5
10 54 (5.37%) HP
11 52 (5.17%) Aruba
12 49 (4.87%) SolarWinds
13 46 (4.57%) Avaya
14 40 (3.98%) Apple
15 30 (2.98%) Dell
16 28 (2.78%) Google
17 26 (2.58%) Red Hat
18 24 (2.39%) Splunk
19 21 (2.09%) EMC
19 21 (2.09%) Oracle