Period
to 20 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Wireless skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Wireless over the 6 months to 20 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wireless
UK
6 months to
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 267 247 241
Rank change year-on-year -20 -6 +14
Permanent jobs citing Wireless 1,963 2,411 2,546
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.31% 1.39% 1.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.73% 9.16% 8.59%
Number of salaries quoted 1,588 1,993 2,135
UK median annual salary £47,500 £48,500 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.06% +8.99% -1.11%
10th Percentile £25,925 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £73,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76% -

Wireless 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 22,492 26,316 29,644
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.04% 15.20% 16.74%
Number of salaries quoted 17,596 21,345 24,100
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £76,250 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

Wireless
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Wireless as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Wireless in the UK

Wireless
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Wireless.

Salary trend for Wireless in the UK

Wireless
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Wireless over the 6 months to 20 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Wireless in the UK

Wireless
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Wireless within the UK over the 6 months to 20 January 2019. 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 1,848 £47,500 - 409
UK excluding London -13 1,322 £45,000 -5.26% 337
London -7 590 £56,545 +2.81% 100
South East +37 466 £45,000 +2.27% 86
North of England +18 271 £40,000 -3.61% 62
East of England -60 203 £47,500 -7.77% 76
Midlands +11 185 £42,500 +6.25% 51
North West +54 153 £45,000 - 27
South West -73 130 £45,250 -13.81% 35
West Midlands +69 121 £43,429 +8.57% 33
Yorkshire -21 90 £23,000 -42.50% 29
East Midlands -11 64 £40,500 -1.22% 18
Scotland +19 60 £62,500 +19.05% 13
North East +41 28 £66,250 -2.59% 6
Wales -26 13 £37,500 -28.57% 10
Northern Ireland -10 2 £27,500 -36.05% 5
Channel Islands - 2 £32,500 -

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, IT jobs citing Wireless 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 Wireless.

1 1,118 (56.95%) Cisco
2 959 (48.85%) Firewall
3 759 (38.67%) Cisco Certification
4 715 (36.42%) WAN
5 694 (35.35%) LAN
6 548 (27.92%) CCNP
7 510 (25.98%) Windows
8 487 (24.81%) Microsoft
9 461 (23.48%) Data Centre
10 440 (22.41%) Active Directory
11 388 (19.77%) CCNA
12 373 (19.00%) VMware
13 371 (18.90%) Network Security
14 365 (18.59%) VPN
15 351 (17.88%) VoIP
16 308 (15.69%) MPLS
17 302 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
18 295 (15.03%) BGP
19 293 (14.93%) CheckPoint
20 287 (14.62%) TCP/IP
21 280 (14.26%) Microsoft Azure
22 277 (14.11%) OSPF
23 276 (14.06%) Palo Alto
24 272 (13.86%) Meraki
25 271 (13.81%) Finance
26 269 (13.70%) Cisco Nexus
27 267 (13.60%) Linux
28 260 (13.25%) VMware Infrastructure
29 259 (13.19%) Office 365
30 248 (12.63%) ITIL

Wireless
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
1 111 (5.65%) MS Exchange
2 83 (4.23%) Skype for Business
3 65 (3.31%) SharePoint
4 39 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2010
5 37 (1.88%) IIS
6 31 (1.58%) CMS
7 29 (1.48%) Apache
8 24 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2013
9 17 (0.87%) IBM Notes
10 11 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2007
11 10 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
11 10 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2003
12 7 (0.36%) Confluence
13 6 (0.31%) JBoss
14 5 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
14 5 (0.25%) nginx
14 5 (0.25%) SAS
15 4 (0.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 4 (0.20%) Office Communications Server
16 3 (0.15%) OpenStack
Applications
1 161 (8.20%) Microsoft Office
2 30 (1.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 30 (1.53%) MS Visio
3 10 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.20%) Simulink
6 1 (0.051%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.051%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.051%) OrCAD
6 1 (0.051%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 10 (0.51%) Payment Gateway
2 5 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 4 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.10%) LabWindows
4 2 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.051%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.051%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.051%) GoldMine
5 1 (0.051%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 280 (14.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 259 (13.19%) Office 365
3 191 (9.73%) Amazon AWS
4 30 (1.53%) PaaS
5 24 (1.22%) Google Cloud Platform
6 20 (1.02%) IaaS
7 18 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
8 14 (0.71%) G Suite
9 13 (0.66%) SaaS
10 12 (0.61%) Azure Active Directory
11 11 (0.56%) Mimecast
12 9 (0.46%) GitHub
13 8 (0.41%) OpenDNS
14 6 (0.31%) OpenShift
15 4 (0.20%) Serverless
16 3 (0.15%) IBM Cloud
16 3 (0.15%) SoftLayer
16 3 (0.15%) Yammer
17 2 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Cloud
17 2 (0.10%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 959 (48.85%) Firewall
2 715 (36.42%) WAN
3 694 (35.35%) LAN
4 371 (18.90%) Network Security
5 365 (18.59%) VPN
6 351 (17.88%) VoIP
7 308 (15.69%) MPLS
8 302 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
9 295 (15.03%) BGP
10 287 (14.62%) TCP/IP
11 277 (14.11%) OSPF
12 269 (13.70%) Cisco Nexus
13 242 (12.33%) Cisco Wireless
14 234 (11.92%) Wi-Fi
15 232 (11.82%) DNS
16 198 (10.09%) DHCP
17 188 (9.58%) Internet
18 170 (8.66%) WLAN
19 149 (7.59%) Unified Communications
20 142 (7.23%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (2.95%) SQL Server
2 23 (1.17%) Big Data
3 12 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (0.25%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (0.20%) MySQL
5 4 (0.20%) NoSQL
5 4 (0.20%) Oracle BI EE
5 4 (0.20%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (0.15%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (0.15%) Power BI
7 2 (0.10%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.10%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.10%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.10%) phpMyAdmin
7 2 (0.10%) Redis
8 1 (0.051%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.051%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.051%) QlikView
8 1 (0.051%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.051%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 31 (1.58%) Git (software)
2 19 (0.97%) JIRA
3 13 (0.66%) Jenkins
4 11 (0.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 9 (0.46%) GCC
6 8 (0.41%) Subversion
7 7 (0.36%) Bugzilla
7 7 (0.36%) Eclipse
7 7 (0.36%) Rational DOORS
7 7 (0.36%) Rational Quality Manager
8 6 (0.31%) Burp Suite
8 6 (0.31%) CodeWarrior
8 6 (0.31%) Metasploit
9 4 (0.20%) Ant
9 4 (0.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (0.20%) Maven
9 4 (0.20%) Visual Studio
10 3 (0.15%) CMake
10 3 (0.15%) Rational Rhapsody
10 3 (0.15%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 271 (13.81%) Finance
2 182 (9.27%) Telecoms
3 101 (5.15%) Banking
4 94 (4.79%) Retail
5 64 (3.26%) Electronics
6 44 (2.24%) Manufacturing
7 36 (1.83%) Advertising
8 33 (1.68%) Legal
9 23 (1.17%) Front Office
10 21 (1.07%) Investment Banking
10 21 (1.07%) Law
11 20 (1.02%) Marketing
12 19 (0.97%) Automotive
13 14 (0.71%) Multimedia
14 13 (0.66%) Local Government
14 13 (0.66%) Publishing
15 9 (0.46%) Back Office
16 8 (0.41%) Aerospace
17 4 (0.20%) Financial Institution
17 4 (0.20%) Military
Job Titles
1 516 (26.29%) Network Engineer
2 213 (10.85%) Analyst
3 164 (8.35%) Architect
4 152 (7.74%) Support Engineer
5 151 (7.69%) Cisco Engineer
6 145 (7.39%) Consultant
7 117 (5.96%) Support Analyst
8 110 (5.60%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 107 (5.45%) IT Engineer
10 102 (5.20%) Network Architect
11 92 (4.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 90 (4.58%) Software Engineer
13 81 (4.13%) Senior Network Engineer
14 79 (4.02%) Technical Support
15 76 (3.87%) Wireless Engineer
16 72 (3.67%) IT Support
17 69 (3.52%) Technical Analyst
18 66 (3.36%) Security Engineer
19 64 (3.26%) Cisco Architect
19 64 (3.26%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (4.02%) 802.1X
2 48 (2.45%) XMPP
3 19 (0.97%) Web Services
4 16 (0.82%) HTML
5 13 (0.66%) CSS
5 13 (0.66%) Yocto
6 12 (0.61%) .NET
6 12 (0.61%) RabbitMQ
6 12 (0.61%) RxJava
7 9 (0.46%) Elastic Stack
7 9 (0.46%) JSON
7 9 (0.46%) JSP
7 9 (0.46%) LESS
7 9 (0.46%) REST
7 9 (0.46%) Sass
8 8 (0.41%) ActiveMQ
9 6 (0.31%) Middleware
9 6 (0.31%) SOAP
10 5 (0.25%) LAMP
10 5 (0.25%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 461 (23.48%) Data Centre
2 149 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
3 115 (5.86%) Self-Motivation
4 87 (4.43%) Video Conferencing
5 85 (4.33%) Management Information System
6 52 (2.65%) Driving Licence
7 36 (1.83%) Clustering
8 35 (1.78%) Embedded Systems
9 30 (1.53%) Public Cloud
10 29 (1.48%) Internet of Things
11 28 (1.43%) CMDB
12 23 (1.17%) Device Driver
12 23 (1.17%) EPoS
13 22 (1.12%) Client/Server
13 22 (1.12%) User Experience
14 20 (1.02%) Private Cloud
14 20 (1.02%) Smartphone
15 19 (0.97%) Linux Command Line
15 19 (0.97%) Mobile App
15 19 (0.97%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 510 (25.98%) Windows
2 267 (13.60%) Linux
3 246 (12.53%) Windows Server
4 152 (7.74%) Windows 10
5 143 (7.28%) Windows 7
6 131 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 115 (5.86%) Windows Server 2012
8 55 (2.80%) Android
9 47 (2.39%) Windows 8
10 46 (2.34%) Apple iOS
11 36 (1.83%) Mac OS X
11 36 (1.83%) Windows Server 2003
12 30 (1.53%) Embedded Linux
13 25 (1.27%) Unix
14 16 (0.82%) Mac OS
15 15 (0.76%) CentOS
16 12 (0.61%) FreeRTOS
17 11 (0.56%) Debian
18 10 (0.51%) Ubuntu
19 9 (0.46%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 248 (12.63%) ITIL
2 230 (11.72%) Problem-Solving
3 200 (10.19%) Presales
4 172 (8.76%) Agile Software Development
5 151 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
6 146 (7.44%) Load Balancing
7 142 (7.23%) Software Engineering
8 141 (7.18%) Mentoring
9 128 (6.52%) Project Management
10 118 (6.01%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 102 (5.20%) Network Management
12 91 (4.64%) Service Delivery
13 90 (4.58%) Disaster Recovery
14 88 (4.48%) Computer Science
15 83 (4.23%) Network Design
15 83 (4.23%) Root Cause Analysis
16 78 (3.97%) Service Management
17 77 (3.92%) Information Security
18 76 (3.87%) Change Management
19 74 (3.77%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 223 (11.36%) Python
2 168 (8.56%) C
3 148 (7.54%) C++
4 123 (6.27%) PowerShell
5 105 (5.35%) SQL
6 81 (4.13%) Java
7 78 (3.97%) Perl
8 42 (2.14%) Bash Shell
9 40 (2.04%) C#
10 31 (1.58%) Shell Script
11 30 (1.53%) Embedded C
12 24 (1.22%) JavaScript
13 21 (1.07%) Embedded C++
14 19 (0.97%) VBScript
15 14 (0.71%) PHP
15 14 (0.71%) Ruby
16 12 (0.61%) Kotlin
16 12 (0.61%) R
17 11 (0.56%) Assembly Language
18 8 (0.41%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 759 (38.67%) Cisco Certification
2 548 (27.92%) CCNP
3 388 (19.77%) CCNA
4 233 (11.87%) Degree
5 162 (8.25%) CCIE
5 162 (8.25%) Microsoft Certification
6 121 (6.16%) Security Cleared
7 118 (6.01%) MCSE
8 91 (4.64%) SC Cleared
9 72 (3.67%) CCDP
10 64 (3.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 58 (2.95%) CISSP
12 54 (2.75%) MCP
13 53 (2.70%) MCSA
14 49 (2.50%) CCVP
15 43 (2.19%) MCITP
16 37 (1.88%) A+ Certification
16 37 (1.88%) Network+ Certification
17 29 (1.48%) Computer Science Degree
18 27 (1.38%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 132 (6.72%) SLA
2 62 (3.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 50 (2.55%) PCI DSS
4 39 (1.99%) PMO
5 31 (1.58%) GDPR
6 27 (1.38%) ISO 9001
7 20 (1.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 15 (0.76%) SAS 70
9 13 (0.66%) QA
10 11 (0.56%) Cyber Essentials
11 9 (0.46%) JTAG
12 3 (0.15%) COBIT
12 3 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 2 (0.10%) HIPAA
14 1 (0.051%) PMBOK
System Software
1 440 (22.41%) Active Directory
2 260 (13.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 162 (8.25%) Hyper-V
4 48 (2.45%) Firmware
5 40 (2.04%) XenApp
6 32 (1.63%) vSphere
7 27 (1.38%) VMware NSX
8 25 (1.27%) Virtual Servers
9 24 (1.22%) VMware ESXi
10 23 (1.17%) XenDesktop
11 20 (1.02%) Docker
12 18 (0.92%) Virtual Machines
13 13 (0.66%) Terminal Services
14 10 (0.51%) LXC
14 10 (0.51%) VMware Server
15 9 (0.46%) Virtual Desktop
15 9 (0.46%) VMware Workstation
16 7 (0.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 7 (0.36%) NFS
17 6 (0.31%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 84 (4.28%) Cisco CUCM
2 77 (3.92%) Cisco Prime
2 77 (3.92%) SCCM
3 47 (2.39%) Nagios
4 44 (2.24%) Stealthwatch
5 39 (1.99%) Cisco UCCX
6 34 (1.73%) Ansible
7 27 (1.38%) Cisco UCCE
8 26 (1.32%) FortiGate
9 16 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
10 15 (0.76%) Backup Exec
10 15 (0.76%) Grafana
11 14 (0.71%) Prometheus
12 13 (0.66%) Microsoft Intune
13 12 (0.61%) WhatsUp Gold
14 11 (0.56%) WSUS
15 10 (0.51%) Cacti
16 9 (0.46%) Nessus
16 9 (0.46%) QRadar
17 8 (0.41%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1,118 (56.95%) Cisco
2 487 (24.81%) Microsoft
3 373 (19.00%) VMware
4 293 (14.93%) CheckPoint
5 276 (14.06%) Palo Alto
6 272 (13.86%) Meraki
7 244 (12.43%) Juniper
8 228 (11.61%) Citrix
9 208 (10.60%) F5
10 187 (9.53%) SolarWinds
11 171 (8.71%) Aruba
12 144 (7.34%) HP
13 87 (4.43%) Dell
14 76 (3.87%) Fortinet
15 65 (3.31%) Apple
15 65 (3.31%) Riverbed
16 62 (3.16%) NetApp
17 60 (3.06%) Polycom
18 54 (2.75%) Splunk
19 47 (2.39%) BT