Period
to 25 May 2018

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 25 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wireless
UK
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 246 242 241
Rank change year-on-year -4 -1 -18
Permanent jobs citing Wireless 2,373 2,468 2,902
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.36% 1.46% 1.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.04% 9.16% 8.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1,913 2,163 2,399
UK median annual salary £47,500 £43,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.47% -4.44% -
10th Percentile £28,000 £26,300 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £71,050
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +8.43% -2.35% -

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 26,251 26,951 33,973
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.10% 15.94% 16.92%
Number of salaries quoted 20,829 21,968 28,197
UK median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.22% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,500 £25,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
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 25 May 2018.

Salary histogram for Wireless in the UK

Wireless
Top 16 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 25 May 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 -13 2,244 £47,500 +7.95% 338
UK excluding London +5 1,533 £45,000 +8.43% 257
London -25 787 £55,000 +10.00% 98
South East -30 479 £42,500 +2.41% 79
South West +96 298 £51,500 +37.33% 21
North of England +1 284 £42,500 +11.84% 51
East of England -83 206 £45,000 -10.00% 53
Midlands -6 197 £40,000 +14.29% 36
Yorkshire +24 155 £42,500 +8.97% 24
North West -1 125 £47,500 +14.46% 26
West Midlands +24 117 £43,750 +25.00% 22
East Midlands -23 79 £40,000 +6.67% 14
Scotland +4 65 £50,000 +25.00% 8
Wales +17 35 £36,412 -0.24% 9
North East -41 4 £32,500 -7.14% 1
Northern Ireland +7 1 - -

For the 6 months to 25 May 2018, 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 1,277 (53.81%) Cisco
2 954 (40.20%) Firewall
3 906 (38.18%) Cisco Certification
4 786 (33.12%) WAN
5 738 (31.10%) LAN
6 679 (28.61%) CCNP
7 562 (23.68%) CCNA
8 549 (23.14%) Windows
9 518 (21.83%) Data Centre
10 483 (20.35%) VMware
11 468 (19.72%) VPN
12 427 (17.99%) Microsoft
13 407 (17.15%) Active Directory
14 392 (16.52%) ITIL
15 380 (16.01%) Degree
16 364 (15.34%) F5
17 356 (15.00%) Problem-Solving
18 333 (14.03%) Presales
19 331 (13.95%) Network Security
20 329 (13.86%) DNS
21 328 (13.82%) Finance
22 323 (13.61%) Juniper
22 323 (13.61%) Cisco ASA
23 320 (13.49%) VMware Infrastructure
24 314 (13.23%) MPLS
25 303 (12.77%) TCP/IP
25 303 (12.77%) Cisco Wireless
26 297 (12.52%) HP
27 278 (11.72%) VoIP
28 274 (11.55%) DHCP

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
1 131 (5.52%) MS Exchange
2 58 (2.44%) SharePoint
3 51 (2.15%) Skype for Business
4 21 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2010
5 14 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
5 14 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
6 12 (0.51%) IIS
7 11 (0.46%) WordPress
8 7 (0.29%) Confluence
9 6 (0.25%) Apache
9 6 (0.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (0.17%) CMS
10 4 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (0.17%) Office Communications Server
11 3 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2007
12 2 (0.084%) Apache Spark
13 1 (0.042%) OpenStack
Applications
1 180 (7.59%) Microsoft Office
2 69 (2.91%) MS Visio
3 60 (2.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 50 (2.11%) Microsoft Excel
5 13 (0.55%) Acrobat
6 10 (0.42%) OrCAD
7 3 (0.13%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.13%) SOLIDWORKS
8 2 (0.084%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.042%) PTC Creo
9 1 (0.042%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 18 (0.76%) Payment Gateway
2 7 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (0.25%) Elite 3E
4 3 (0.13%) Cerner Millennium
4 3 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.13%) Pegasus Opera
5 1 (0.042%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 219 (9.23%) Office 365
2 175 (7.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 158 (6.66%) Amazon AWS
4 67 (2.82%) SaaS
5 61 (2.57%) Cloud Computing
6 59 (2.49%) PaaS
7 47 (1.98%) IaaS
8 26 (1.10%) Google Cloud Platform
9 18 (0.76%) AWS Lambda
9 18 (0.76%) Serverless
10 17 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
10 17 (0.72%) AWS CloudFormation
11 12 (0.51%) G Suite
11 12 (0.51%) OneDrive
12 11 (0.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 11 (0.46%) AWS CloudTrail
13 7 (0.29%) Slack
14 6 (0.25%) Azure Active Directory
15 5 (0.21%) Mimecast
16 2 (0.084%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 954 (40.20%) Firewall
2 786 (33.12%) WAN
3 738 (31.10%) LAN
4 468 (19.72%) VPN
5 331 (13.95%) Network Security
6 329 (13.86%) DNS
7 323 (13.61%) Cisco ASA
8 314 (13.23%) MPLS
9 303 (12.77%) Cisco Wireless
9 303 (12.77%) TCP/IP
10 278 (11.72%) VoIP
11 274 (11.55%) DHCP
12 264 (11.13%) OSPF
13 255 (10.75%) Cisco Nexus
14 233 (9.82%) BGP
14 233 (9.82%) Wi-Fi
15 215 (9.06%) WLAN
16 207 (8.72%) VLAN
17 160 (6.74%) Internet
18 158 (6.66%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 157 (6.62%) Big Data
2 56 (2.36%) SQL Server
3 21 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (0.51%) SQL Server 2014
5 11 (0.46%) NoSQL
6 9 (0.38%) MySQL
7 8 (0.34%) MongoDB
7 8 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (0.29%) Relational Database
9 5 (0.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.13%) Electronic Patient Records
10 3 (0.13%) OLTP
10 3 (0.13%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (0.13%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (0.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (0.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.13%) Sybase ASE
11 2 (0.084%) Apache Hive
11 2 (0.084%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.084%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 119 (5.01%) JIRA
2 105 (4.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 102 (4.30%) Bitbucket
4 99 (4.17%) Calabash
4 99 (4.17%) fastlane
5 63 (2.65%) Android Studio
5 63 (2.65%) Gradle
5 63 (2.65%) JUnit
5 63 (2.65%) Mockito
6 36 (1.52%) CocoaPods
7 34 (1.43%) Git (software)
8 22 (0.93%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 21 (0.88%) Jenkins
10 19 (0.80%) LabVIEW
11 17 (0.72%) Visual Studio
12 16 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
13 13 (0.55%) Selenium
14 11 (0.46%) ClearCase
14 11 (0.46%) TeamCity
15 10 (0.42%) Subversion
General
1 328 (13.82%) Finance
2 218 (9.19%) Retail
2 218 (9.19%) Telecoms
3 212 (8.93%) Electronics
4 164 (6.91%) Manufacturing
5 85 (3.58%) Pharmaceutical
6 83 (3.50%) Banking
7 57 (2.40%) Marketing
8 48 (2.02%) Legal
9 43 (1.81%) German Language
10 38 (1.60%) Italian Language
11 33 (1.39%) Automotive
12 31 (1.31%) Law
13 20 (0.84%) Billing
13 20 (0.84%) Games
14 13 (0.55%) Advertising
15 12 (0.51%) Investment Banking
16 10 (0.42%) Aerospace
17 9 (0.38%) Publishing
18 7 (0.29%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 652 (27.48%) Network Engineer
2 264 (11.13%) Architect
3 192 (8.09%) Cisco Engineer
4 171 (7.21%) Support Engineer
5 170 (7.16%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 168 (7.08%) Solutions Architect
7 167 (7.04%) Analyst
8 146 (6.15%) Consultant
9 144 (6.07%) Developer
10 123 (5.18%) Senior Network Engineer
11 120 (5.06%) IT Support
12 119 (5.01%) IT Engineer
13 114 (4.80%) Security Engineer
14 112 (4.72%) Wireless Engineer
15 98 (4.13%) Network Architect
16 96 (4.05%) Embedded Engineer
17 95 (4.00%) Cisco Architect
18 91 (3.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 90 (3.79%) Software Engineer
20 88 (3.71%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (4.13%) 802.1X
2 40 (1.69%) Web Services
3 35 (1.47%) .NET
4 28 (1.18%) HTML
5 23 (0.97%) CSS
6 22 (0.93%) Middleware
7 19 (0.80%) ASP.NET
7 19 (0.80%) HTML5
8 18 (0.76%) ASP.NET MVC
8 18 (0.76%) jQuery
9 16 (0.67%) REST
10 15 (0.63%) .NET Core
10 15 (0.63%) Ajax
10 15 (0.63%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 15 (0.63%) KnockoutJS
11 13 (0.55%) Gherkin
12 11 (0.46%) LDAP
13 10 (0.42%) XMPP
14 9 (0.38%) COM
15 5 (0.21%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 518 (21.83%) Data Centre
2 138 (5.82%) User Experience
3 134 (5.65%) Analytical Skills
4 125 (5.27%) Computer Science
5 76 (3.20%) Management Information System
6 60 (2.53%) Driving Licence
6 60 (2.53%) Self-Motivation
7 37 (1.56%) Internet of Things
7 37 (1.56%) Video Conferencing
8 34 (1.43%) Mobile App
9 31 (1.31%) Algorithms
10 27 (1.14%) Embedded Systems
11 25 (1.05%) Blackberry
11 25 (1.05%) Clustering
11 25 (1.05%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 25 (1.05%) NHS
12 24 (1.01%) Smart Energy
13 22 (0.93%) Cyberthreat
13 22 (0.93%) EMC VMAX
13 22 (0.93%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 549 (23.14%) Windows
2 245 (10.32%) Linux
3 201 (8.47%) Windows Server
4 180 (7.59%) Windows 7
5 157 (6.62%) Android
6 130 (5.48%) Windows 10
7 117 (4.93%) Windows Server 2008
8 102 (4.30%) Windows Server 2012
9 82 (3.46%) Apple iOS
10 48 (2.02%) Mac OS X
11 46 (1.94%) Unix
12 45 (1.90%) Windows 8
13 43 (1.81%) Windows Server 2003
14 24 (1.01%) Windows XP
15 13 (0.55%) Solaris
16 12 (0.51%) Kali Linux
17 11 (0.46%) Debian
17 11 (0.46%) Embedded Linux
17 11 (0.46%) Windows Vista
18 10 (0.42%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 392 (16.52%) ITIL
2 356 (15.00%) Problem-Solving
3 333 (14.03%) Presales
4 221 (9.31%) Software Engineering
5 220 (9.27%) Agile Software Development
6 185 (7.80%) Network Design
7 165 (6.95%) Network Management
8 158 (6.66%) Load Balancing
9 148 (6.24%) Test Automation
10 147 (6.19%) Network Monitoring
11 120 (5.06%) Project Management
12 119 (5.01%) TDD
13 113 (4.76%) BDD
13 113 (4.76%) Penetration Testing
14 112 (4.72%) Service Delivery
15 106 (4.47%) Migration
16 102 (4.30%) Kalman Filter
17 99 (4.17%) Mentoring
17 99 (4.17%) Service Management
18 86 (3.62%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 200 (8.43%) C++
2 199 (8.39%) C
3 174 (7.33%) Python
4 99 (4.17%) SQL
5 93 (3.92%) Java
6 71 (2.99%) Embedded C
7 56 (2.36%) PowerShell
8 52 (2.19%) Perl
9 39 (1.64%) Objective-C
10 37 (1.56%) JavaScript
11 33 (1.39%) C#
12 27 (1.14%) Ruby
13 26 (1.10%) MATLAB
14 24 (1.01%) Bash Shell
15 22 (0.93%) PHP
16 18 (0.76%) R
17 16 (0.67%) Shell Script
18 13 (0.55%) Assembly Language
19 9 (0.38%) Embedded C++
19 9 (0.38%) VC++
Qualifications
1 906 (38.18%) Cisco Certification
2 679 (28.61%) CCNP
3 562 (23.68%) CCNA
4 380 (16.01%) Degree
5 225 (9.48%) CCIE
6 114 (4.80%) CCDP
7 93 (3.92%) Security Cleared
8 84 (3.54%) Microsoft Certification
9 82 (3.46%) SC Cleared
10 72 (3.03%) CISSP
11 68 (2.87%) Computer Science Degree
12 57 (2.40%) ITIL Certification
13 47 (1.98%) MCSE
14 42 (1.77%) CCIE Data Center
15 39 (1.64%) CCSP
16 37 (1.56%) CCDA
16 37 (1.56%) CCIE Service Provider
17 36 (1.52%) MCP
18 34 (1.43%) CREST Certified
19 33 (1.39%) CCIE Routing and Switching
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 133 (5.60%) SLA
2 60 (2.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 60 (2.53%) PCI DSS
3 38 (1.60%) GDPR
4 33 (1.39%) Cyber Essentials
5 28 (1.18%) QA
6 27 (1.14%) PMO
7 19 (0.80%) IEC 61508
8 15 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 14 (0.59%) MISRA
10 7 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 6 (0.25%) ISO 31000
11 6 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 4 (0.17%) FIPS 140-2
12 4 (0.17%) ISO 14001
12 4 (0.17%) ISO 9001
13 3 (0.13%) COBIT
13 3 (0.13%) ISAE 3402
14 2 (0.084%) ISO 22301
15 1 (0.042%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 407 (17.15%) Active Directory
2 320 (13.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 123 (5.18%) Hyper-V
4 90 (3.79%) Firmware
5 45 (1.90%) VMware NSX
6 24 (1.01%) XenApp
7 21 (0.88%) XenDesktop
7 21 (0.88%) XenServer
8 20 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
9 16 (0.67%) FreeRADIUS
9 16 (0.67%) vSphere
10 14 (0.59%) VMware Server
11 12 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
12 8 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
13 7 (0.29%) ProxySG
14 6 (0.25%) pfSense
14 6 (0.25%) Snort
15 5 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 5 (0.21%) Terminal Services
15 5 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 99 (4.17%) Cisco Prime
2 68 (2.87%) SCCM
3 63 (2.65%) HockeyApp
4 62 (2.61%) Cisco CUCM
5 51 (2.15%) Nessus
6 48 (2.02%) Nagios
7 41 (1.73%) Cisco UCCX
8 29 (1.22%) WSUS
9 24 (1.01%) QRadar
10 21 (0.88%) SolarWinds Orion
11 19 (0.80%) FortiGate
12 17 (0.72%) WhatsUp Gold
13 16 (0.67%) Backup Exec
13 16 (0.67%) CASB
13 16 (0.67%) Stealthwatch
14 14 (0.59%) TrustSec
15 11 (0.46%) Cisco UCCE
16 8 (0.34%) Ansible
16 8 (0.34%) Microsoft Clustering
17 7 (0.29%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 1,277 (53.81%) Cisco
2 483 (20.35%) VMware
3 427 (17.99%) Microsoft
4 364 (15.34%) F5
5 323 (13.61%) Juniper
6 297 (12.52%) HP
7 207 (8.72%) SolarWinds
8 203 (8.55%) CheckPoint
9 193 (8.13%) Meraki
10 175 (7.37%) Citrix
11 169 (7.12%) Dell
12 160 (6.74%) Aruba
12 160 (6.74%) Palo Alto
13 150 (6.32%) EMC
14 148 (6.24%) NetApp
15 122 (5.14%) Splunk
16 110 (4.64%) Atlassian
17 93 (3.92%) Fortinet
18 81 (3.41%) Avaya
19 65 (2.74%) Riverbed