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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 12 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wireless Fidelity (WiFi)
UK
6 months to
12 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 476 393 339
Rank change year-on-year -83 -54 +103
Permanent jobs citing Wi-Fi 1,180 905 590
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.70% 0.79% 0.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.38% 6.05% 6.03%
Number of salaries quoted 841 724 503
10th Percentile £27,750 £26,250 £26,250
25th Percentile £33,000 £32,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £47,500 £44,000
Median % change year-on-year - +7.95% +3.53%
75th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £57,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,773 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -4.95% +12.50% -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 21,938 14,965 9,783
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.99% 13.08% 15.45%
Number of salaries quoted 12,143 10,421 7,831
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,750 £28,750
25th Percentile £38,750 £36,250 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +9.89%
75th Percentile £70,750 £67,500 £67,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +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 12 August 2022.

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 12 August 2022. 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
Jobs
England -72 1,071 £47,500 +1.60% 173
UK excluding London -45 773 £42,773 -4.95% 150
Work from Home -102 517 £51,500 -1.90% 49
London -86 314 £55,000 +10.00% 33
North of England -85 224 £42,773 -22.23% 32
South East -19 183 £45,000 +12.50% 32
Midlands -24 132 £45,000 +28.57% 15
South West +27 121 £46,500 +27.40% 29
West Midlands 0 119 £43,375 +33.46% 7
North West -22 108 £40,500 -3.57% 13
East of England -29 97 £47,500 +14.46% 31
Yorkshire -105 92 £50,990 -11.32% 16
North East +1 24 £38,250 -11.56% 3
Scotland -46 22 £39,659 -36.55% 8
East Midlands -53 11 £46,500 +32.86% 8
Wales -26 6 £30,000 -7.69% 3
Northern Ireland - 2 £42,500 -

For the 6 months to 12 August 2022, 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.

1 489 (41.44%) LAN
2 476 (40.34%) Microsoft
3 470 (39.83%) WAN
4 441 (37.37%) Firewall
5 430 (36.44%) Windows
6 415 (35.17%) Cisco
7 367 (31.10%) Social Skills
8 357 (30.25%) Active Directory
9 345 (29.24%) Microsoft 365
10 280 (23.73%) Cisco Certification
11 279 (23.64%) Azure
12 267 (22.63%) Wireless
13 226 (19.15%) VPN
14 201 (17.03%) Windows Server
15 189 (16.02%) CCNA
16 185 (15.68%) DNS
17 181 (15.34%) ITIL
18 170 (14.41%) Agile
18 170 (14.41%) Degree
19 168 (14.24%) DHCP
20 162 (13.73%) TCP/IP
21 158 (13.39%) CCNP
21 158 (13.39%) SharePoint
22 157 (13.31%) Data Centre
23 154 (13.05%) VMware
24 153 (12.97%) Windows 10
25 147 (12.46%) Internet
26 144 (12.20%) Meraki
27 138 (11.69%) Analytical Skills
28 125 (10.59%) VoIP

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
1 158 (13.39%) SharePoint
2 105 (8.90%) MS Exchange
3 37 (3.14%) Exchange Server 2010
4 33 (2.80%) IIS
5 25 (2.12%) Confluence
6 14 (1.19%) Apache
7 13 (1.10%) CMS
8 12 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2003
9 11 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2007
9 11 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
10 9 (0.76%) WordPress
11 8 (0.68%) Skype for Business
12 3 (0.25%) Apache Spark
12 3 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.085%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.085%) OpenStack
Applications
1 84 (7.12%) Microsoft Office
2 36 (3.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 34 (2.88%) MS Visio
4 20 (1.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.085%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.085%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.085%) Revit
6 1 (0.085%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 6 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.42%) Sage 200
3 3 (0.25%) Magento
3 3 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 2 (0.17%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.17%) Visualfiles
5 1 (0.085%) assyst
5 1 (0.085%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 345 (29.24%) Microsoft 365
2 279 (23.64%) Azure
3 109 (9.24%) Azure Active Directory
4 103 (8.73%) AWS
5 66 (5.59%) SaaS
6 57 (4.83%) IaaS
7 52 (4.41%) OneDrive
8 37 (3.14%) PaaS
9 31 (2.63%) Google Workspace
10 30 (2.54%) Power Platform
11 28 (2.37%) Mimecast
12 23 (1.95%) Slack
13 20 (1.69%) Serverless
14 15 (1.27%) GCP
15 13 (1.10%) Power Automate
15 13 (1.10%) PowerApps
16 12 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
17 10 (0.85%) AWS Lambda
18 8 (0.68%) AWS IoT
18 8 (0.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 489 (41.44%) LAN
2 470 (39.83%) WAN
3 441 (37.37%) Firewall
4 267 (22.63%) Wireless
5 226 (19.15%) VPN
6 185 (15.68%) DNS
7 168 (14.24%) DHCP
8 162 (13.73%) TCP/IP
9 147 (12.46%) Internet
10 125 (10.59%) VoIP
11 122 (10.34%) MPLS
12 110 (9.32%) VLAN
13 102 (8.64%) Network Security
14 96 (8.14%) SD-WAN
15 61 (5.17%) BGP
16 60 (5.08%) Cisco ASA
17 56 (4.75%) Bluetooth
17 56 (4.75%) WLAN
18 54 (4.58%) OSPF
19 50 (4.24%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (3.64%) SQL Server
2 14 (1.19%) Amazon RDS
3 10 (0.85%) MySQL
4 4 (0.34%) Power BI
5 3 (0.25%) Azure SQL Database
5 3 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (0.25%) Looker
5 3 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.17%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.17%) Couchbase
6 2 (0.17%) DynamoDB
6 2 (0.17%) FileMaker
6 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (0.17%) PouchDB
6 2 (0.17%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.17%) Tableau
7 1 (0.085%) Big Data
7 1 (0.085%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.085%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 56 (4.75%) JIRA
2 46 (3.90%) Git (software)
3 19 (1.61%) GDB
3 19 (1.61%) JUnit
4 15 (1.27%) ClearCase
4 15 (1.27%) CppUnit
5 14 (1.19%) GCC
6 13 (1.10%) Robot Framework
7 9 (0.76%) GoogleTest
7 9 (0.76%) Subversion
8 8 (0.68%) Jenkins
8 8 (0.68%) LabVIEW
9 7 (0.59%) Bitbucket
10 5 (0.42%) GitLab
10 5 (0.42%) Hudson
10 5 (0.42%) Zephyr
11 4 (0.34%) Mockito
12 2 (0.17%) Jasmine
12 2 (0.17%) Redmine
12 2 (0.17%) SoapUI
General
1 367 (31.10%) Social Skills
2 138 (11.69%) Analytical Skills
3 119 (10.08%) Finance
4 101 (8.56%) Telecoms
5 82 (6.95%) Electronics
6 68 (5.76%) Legal
7 60 (5.08%) Manufacturing
8 56 (4.75%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 55 (4.66%) Marketing
10 54 (4.58%) Public Sector
11 52 (4.41%) Banking
12 48 (4.07%) Retail
13 43 (3.64%) Organisational Skills
14 40 (3.39%) Law
15 29 (2.46%) Automotive
16 25 (2.12%) Presentation Skills
17 22 (1.86%) Documentation Skills
18 17 (1.44%) Local Government
19 15 (1.27%) Multimedia
20 14 (1.19%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 222 (18.81%) Network Engineer
2 130 (11.02%) IT Engineer
3 118 (10.00%) Support Engineer
4 105 (8.90%) IT Support
5 66 (5.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 60 (5.08%) Senior Network Engineer
7 58 (4.92%) IT Support Engineer
8 57 (4.83%) Analyst
9 50 (4.24%) Project Manager
10 46 (3.90%) IT Manager
11 45 (3.81%) 2nd Line Support
11 45 (3.81%) Network Manager
12 43 (3.64%) Software Engineer
13 41 (3.47%) Embedded Engineer
14 39 (3.31%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 38 (3.22%) Field Engineer
16 36 (3.05%) Cisco Engineer
16 36 (3.05%) Cisco Network Engineer
17 34 (2.88%) 2nd Line Engineer
18 33 (2.80%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (1.86%) 802.1X
2 18 (1.53%) HTML
3 15 (1.27%) JSON
4 14 (1.19%) Qt
5 13 (1.10%) Flash
5 13 (1.10%) Yocto
6 9 (0.76%) EDI
7 8 (0.68%) React
8 7 (0.59%) Kafka
8 7 (0.59%) Ruby on Rails
8 7 (0.59%) Sinatra
9 6 (0.51%) LDAP
9 6 (0.51%) Node.js
9 6 (0.51%) Web Services
10 5 (0.42%) REST
10 5 (0.42%) SwiftUI
10 5 (0.42%) WebSockets
11 4 (0.34%) AngularJS
11 4 (0.34%) CSS
11 4 (0.34%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 157 (13.31%) Data Centre
2 86 (7.29%) IoT
3 73 (6.19%) Management Information System
4 69 (5.85%) Self-Motivation
5 47 (3.98%) Driving Licence
6 38 (3.22%) Embedded Systems
7 35 (2.97%) CCTV
8 33 (2.80%) User Experience
9 32 (2.71%) Analytical Mindset
10 30 (2.54%) Algorithms
10 30 (2.54%) FPGA
11 22 (1.86%) Video Conferencing
11 22 (1.86%) Virtual Team
12 21 (1.78%) ARM Cortex
13 20 (1.69%) Video\Live Streaming
14 19 (1.61%) Greenfield Project
14 19 (1.61%) Mobile App
14 19 (1.61%) Smartphone
15 18 (1.53%) iPad
15 18 (1.53%) Legacy Systems
Operating Systems
1 430 (36.44%) Windows
2 201 (17.03%) Windows Server
3 153 (12.97%) Windows 10
4 122 (10.34%) Linux
5 72 (6.10%) Android
6 67 (5.68%) Windows Server 2012
7 63 (5.34%) Windows Server 2016
8 53 (4.49%) Windows Server 2019
9 44 (3.73%) Mac OS
10 37 (3.14%) Apple iOS
11 29 (2.46%) Embedded Linux
12 24 (2.03%) Windows 7
12 24 (2.03%) Windows Server 2008
13 22 (1.86%) Mac OS X
14 12 (1.02%) FreeRTOS
14 12 (1.02%) Windows 2000 Server
14 12 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
15 11 (0.93%) Unix
16 8 (0.68%) Windows 8
17 7 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (15.34%) ITIL
2 170 (14.41%) Agile
3 116 (9.83%) Problem-Solving
4 111 (9.41%) Project Management
5 94 (7.97%) Change Management
6 84 (7.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 82 (6.95%) Cybersecurity
8 81 (6.86%) Migration
9 77 (6.53%) Service Delivery
10 76 (6.44%) Computer Science
11 73 (6.19%) Project Delivery
12 70 (5.93%) Software Engineering
13 57 (4.83%) Network Design
14 56 (4.75%) Signal Processing
15 55 (4.66%) Analytics
16 54 (4.58%) CRM
16 54 (4.58%) Service Management
16 54 (4.58%) Stakeholder Management
17 46 (3.90%) Kalman Filter
17 46 (3.90%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 101 (8.56%) Python
2 84 (7.12%) C
3 69 (5.85%) C++
3 69 (5.85%) PowerShell
4 61 (5.17%) SQL
5 26 (2.20%) MATLAB
6 20 (1.69%) Embedded C
7 15 (1.27%) Bash
7 15 (1.27%) Embedded C++
8 12 (1.02%) JavaScript
9 10 (0.85%) Apple Swift
10 8 (0.68%) Java
11 7 (0.59%) PHP
11 7 (0.59%) Ruby
11 7 (0.59%) Scala
12 5 (0.42%) Go
12 5 (0.42%) Kotlin
12 5 (0.42%) Lua
12 5 (0.42%) Objective-C
13 3 (0.25%) C#
Qualifications
1 280 (23.73%) Cisco Certification
2 189 (16.02%) CCNA
3 170 (14.41%) Degree
4 158 (13.39%) CCNP
5 70 (5.93%) Security Cleared
6 64 (5.42%) Microsoft Certification
7 59 (5.00%) SC Cleared
8 45 (3.81%) MCP
9 44 (3.73%) MCSE
10 33 (2.80%) CCIE
11 29 (2.46%) Computer Science Degree
12 28 (2.37%) PhD
13 17 (1.44%) MCSA
14 16 (1.36%) Postgraduate
15 15 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
16 12 (1.02%) CISSP
17 10 (0.85%) DBS Check
18 8 (0.68%) JNCIP
18 8 (0.68%) MCTS
19 7 (0.59%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 106 (8.98%) SLA
2 28 (2.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 23 (1.95%) QA
4 19 (1.61%) JTAG
5 18 (1.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 17 (1.44%) GDPR
7 16 (1.36%) PCI DSS
8 11 (0.93%) Accessibility
9 10 (0.85%) NIST
10 9 (0.76%) Cyber Essentials
11 6 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 6 (0.51%) PMO
12 4 (0.34%) Data Quality
13 3 (0.25%) MiFID
13 3 (0.25%) NIST 800
13 3 (0.25%) PSD2
14 1 (0.085%) COBIT
14 1 (0.085%) COSHH
14 1 (0.085%) ISO 9001
14 1 (0.085%) SOC 2
System Software
1 357 (30.25%) Active Directory
2 110 (9.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 69 (5.85%) Hyper-V
4 54 (4.58%) Firmware
5 34 (2.88%) Virtual Desktop
6 32 (2.71%) VMware ESXi
7 20 (1.69%) Virtual Servers
8 15 (1.27%) Docker
9 11 (0.93%) vSphere
10 10 (0.85%) Embedded Firmware
11 8 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
12 4 (0.34%) zsh
13 3 (0.25%) KVM
14 2 (0.17%) BitLocker
15 1 (0.085%) DRBD
15 1 (0.085%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 1 (0.085%) Terminal Services
15 1 (0.085%) VMware NSX
15 1 (0.085%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 78 (6.61%) Microsoft Intune
2 73 (6.19%) SCCM
3 37 (3.14%) WSUS
4 35 (2.97%) FortiGate
5 26 (2.20%) Jamf Pro
6 24 (2.03%) Terraform
7 23 (1.95%) Cisco CUCM
8 13 (1.10%) AirWatch
8 13 (1.10%) Single Sign-On
9 10 (0.85%) Cisco Prime
9 10 (0.85%) Nagios
10 9 (0.76%) cPanel
11 8 (0.68%) Kubernetes
11 8 (0.68%) ZABBIX
12 6 (0.51%) Stealthwatch
13 5 (0.42%) Cacti
13 5 (0.42%) Malwarebytes
13 5 (0.42%) McAfee ePO
13 5 (0.42%) Observium
14 4 (0.34%) Ansible
Vendors
1 476 (40.34%) Microsoft
2 415 (35.17%) Cisco
3 154 (13.05%) VMware
4 144 (12.20%) Meraki
5 100 (8.47%) CheckPoint
6 93 (7.88%) Palo Alto
7 83 (7.03%) Apple
8 71 (6.02%) Aruba
9 66 (5.59%) Ruckus Wireless
10 64 (5.42%) Juniper
11 63 (5.34%) SolarWinds
12 60 (5.08%) HP
13 58 (4.92%) F5
14 56 (4.75%) Citrix
15 55 (4.66%) Google
16 44 (3.73%) Dell
17 40 (3.39%) BT
18 37 (3.14%) Fortinet
19 32 (2.71%) Mitel
20 30 (2.54%) MikroTik