Period
to 26 February 2020

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 26 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wireless
UK
6 months to
26 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 220 260 247
Rank change year-on-year +40 -13 -8
Permanent jobs citing Wireless 1,873 2,068 2,510
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.52% 1.37% 1.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.14% 9.07% 9.41%
Number of salaries quoted 1,419 1,685 2,071
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% - +10.47%
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,000 £75,000 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,501 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.55% - +8.43%

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 18,470 22,795 26,678
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.00% 15.06% 15.21%
Number of salaries quoted 14,560 17,838 21,545
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £76,525 £76,250 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

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 26 February 2020.

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 26 February 2020. 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 +40 1,735 £45,000 -5.26% 451
UK excluding London +24 1,232 £42,501 -5.55% 398
London +67 560 £49,778 -13.43% 81
South East -9 397 £50,000 +8.70% 112
North of England +14 253 £35,000 -12.50% 80
Midlands +40 206 £37,500 -16.67% 58
South West +46 167 £32,000 -36.00% 43
West Midlands +54 163 £37,500 -16.67% 46
North West +41 139 £37,500 -16.67% 46
East of England +10 126 £47,500 - 75
Yorkshire +15 103 £30,000 +23.71% 25
Scotland +8 51 £62,500 - 15
East Midlands +10 43 £37,500 -11.76% 12
Wales +3 26 £45,000 +20.00% 13
North East -12 11 £35,000 -50.00% 9
Northern Ireland +17 6 £36,000 +30.91% 2

For the 6 months to 26 February 2020, 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.

1 913 (48.75%) Cisco
2 777 (41.48%) Firewall
3 678 (36.20%) WAN
4 676 (36.09%) LAN
5 593 (31.66%) Windows
6 588 (31.39%) Cisco Certification
7 572 (30.54%) Microsoft
8 410 (21.89%) Active Directory
9 407 (21.73%) CCNP
10 361 (19.27%) VPN
11 337 (17.99%) VMware
12 331 (17.67%) Data Centre
13 314 (16.76%) TCP/IP
14 313 (16.71%) VoIP
15 304 (16.23%) Windows Server
16 298 (15.91%) DNS
17 292 (15.59%) Telecoms
18 291 (15.54%) ITIL
19 289 (15.43%) Office 365
20 280 (14.95%) Problem-Solving
21 275 (14.68%) Azure
22 273 (14.58%) DHCP
23 266 (14.20%) VMware Infrastructure
24 254 (13.56%) Meraki
25 248 (13.24%) Degree
26 240 (12.81%) CCNA
27 239 (12.76%) Network Security
28 233 (12.44%) Cisco ASA
29 222 (11.85%) BGP
30 219 (11.69%) Linux

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
1 119 (6.35%) MS Exchange
2 49 (2.62%) SharePoint
3 48 (2.56%) Skype for Business
4 34 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2010
5 19 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2013
5 19 (1.01%) IIS
6 16 (0.85%) Confluence
7 13 (0.69%) WebSphere
8 9 (0.48%) OpenStack
9 5 (0.27%) SAS
10 4 (0.21%) IBM Notes
10 4 (0.21%) Office Communications Server
10 4 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.11%) Apache
11 2 (0.11%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.053%) Tomcat
Applications
1 164 (8.76%) Microsoft Office
2 98 (5.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 75 (4.00%) MS Visio
4 40 (2.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.16%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.11%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.11%) Mozilla Thunderbird
7 2 (0.11%) Weka
8 1 (0.053%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.053%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.21%) assyst
1 4 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.11%) Infor M3
2 2 (0.11%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.053%) C-CURE
3 1 (0.053%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 289 (15.43%) Office 365
2 275 (14.68%) Azure
3 137 (7.31%) AWS
4 39 (2.08%) SaaS
5 38 (2.03%) Azure Active Directory
6 33 (1.76%) IaaS
6 33 (1.76%) PaaS
7 28 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
8 19 (1.01%) GitHub
9 16 (0.85%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 16 (0.85%) Mimecast
10 15 (0.80%) OneDrive
11 14 (0.75%) G Suite
12 7 (0.37%) Power Platform
13 5 (0.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 4 (0.21%) PowerApps
15 3 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Cloud
15 3 (0.16%) GCP
16 2 (0.11%) AWS CodePipeline
16 2 (0.11%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 777 (41.48%) Firewall
2 678 (36.20%) WAN
3 676 (36.09%) LAN
4 361 (19.27%) VPN
5 314 (16.76%) TCP/IP
6 313 (16.71%) VoIP
7 298 (15.91%) DNS
8 273 (14.58%) DHCP
9 239 (12.76%) Network Security
10 233 (12.44%) Cisco ASA
11 222 (11.85%) BGP
12 214 (11.43%) Wi-Fi
13 210 (11.21%) MPLS
14 202 (10.78%) Internet
15 200 (10.68%) OSPF
16 170 (9.08%) SAN
17 162 (8.65%) VLAN
18 149 (7.96%) WLAN
19 143 (7.63%) Cisco Nexus
20 137 (7.31%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (3.15%) SQL Server
2 20 (1.07%) MySQL
3 15 (0.80%) DB2
4 10 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (0.21%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (0.16%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (0.16%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (0.16%) Power BI
7 2 (0.11%) Big Data
7 2 (0.11%) Cosmos DB
7 2 (0.11%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.11%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.11%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.053%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.053%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 50 (2.67%) Git (software)
2 48 (2.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 27 (1.44%) JIRA
4 21 (1.12%) Subversion
5 19 (1.01%) Jenkins
6 14 (0.75%) GCC
7 13 (0.69%) Eclipse
8 11 (0.59%) Hudson
8 11 (0.59%) Rational DOORS
8 11 (0.59%) Rational Quality Manager
9 6 (0.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 6 (0.32%) TeamCity
10 5 (0.27%) AutoIt
10 5 (0.27%) Chocolatey
10 5 (0.27%) Katalon Studio
11 4 (0.21%) GitLab
11 4 (0.21%) Octopus Deploy
12 3 (0.16%) Android Studio
13 2 (0.11%) Selenium
13 2 (0.11%) TestRail
General
1 292 (15.59%) Telecoms
2 153 (8.17%) Finance
3 89 (4.75%) Electronics
3 89 (4.75%) Retail
4 51 (2.72%) Marketing
5 48 (2.56%) Public Sector
6 46 (2.46%) Law
7 33 (1.76%) Legal
8 25 (1.33%) Banking
9 22 (1.17%) Games
10 21 (1.12%) Manufacturing
11 15 (0.80%) Automotive
12 12 (0.64%) Advertising
13 9 (0.48%) Avionics
13 9 (0.48%) French Language
13 9 (0.48%) Local Government
14 6 (0.32%) Billing
14 6 (0.32%) Financial Institution
15 5 (0.27%) Investment Banking
15 5 (0.27%) Police
Job Titles
1 446 (23.81%) Network Engineer
2 236 (12.60%) Support Engineer
3 159 (8.49%) IT Engineer
4 150 (8.01%) Analyst
5 140 (7.47%) IT Support
6 127 (6.78%) Senior Network Engineer
7 110 (5.87%) Consultant
8 106 (5.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 93 (4.97%) IT Support Engineer
10 90 (4.81%) Architect
11 87 (4.64%) Cisco Engineer
12 82 (4.38%) Support Analyst
13 68 (3.63%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 66 (3.52%) Embedded Engineer
15 65 (3.47%) Software Engineer
16 61 (3.26%) Wireless Engineer
17 60 (3.20%) Cisco Network Engineer
18 59 (3.15%) 2nd Line Support
19 54 (2.88%) Network Consultant
20 53 (2.83%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (2.08%) 802.1X
2 34 (1.82%) .NET
3 24 (1.28%) LDAP
4 21 (1.12%) JSON
5 20 (1.07%) CSS
6 19 (1.01%) HTML
7 17 (0.91%) LAMP
8 16 (0.85%) AngularJS
8 16 (0.85%) React
9 13 (0.69%) WebSphere MQ
10 12 (0.64%) Node.js
11 10 (0.53%) HTML5
11 10 (0.53%) React Native
12 9 (0.48%) jQuery
13 8 (0.43%) XMPP
14 7 (0.37%) ADSI
14 7 (0.37%) COM
14 7 (0.37%) Web Services
15 5 (0.27%) ASP.NET
15 5 (0.27%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 331 (17.67%) Data Centre
2 137 (7.31%) Analytical Skills
3 106 (5.66%) CCTV
4 98 (5.23%) Self-Motivation
5 88 (4.70%) User Experience
6 57 (3.04%) Management Information System
7 52 (2.78%) Driving Licence
8 51 (2.72%) Video Conferencing
9 39 (2.08%) Clustering
9 39 (2.08%) Embedded Systems
10 34 (1.82%) Private Cloud
11 32 (1.71%) Hybrid Cloud
12 29 (1.55%) Replication
13 28 (1.49%) PKI
14 26 (1.39%) Smart Meter
15 25 (1.33%) e-Learning
15 25 (1.33%) Public Cloud
16 24 (1.28%) Blackberry
17 23 (1.23%) Smartphone
18 21 (1.12%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 593 (31.66%) Windows
2 304 (16.23%) Windows Server
3 219 (11.69%) Linux
4 187 (9.98%) Windows 10
5 132 (7.05%) Windows 7
6 105 (5.61%) Windows Server 2012
7 102 (5.45%) Windows Server 2008
8 59 (3.15%) Android
9 58 (3.10%) Unix
10 53 (2.83%) Windows 8
11 43 (2.30%) Mac OS X
12 40 (2.14%) Apple iOS
13 39 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
14 19 (1.01%) Mac OS
15 18 (0.96%) Ubuntu
16 17 (0.91%) CentOS
17 16 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 8 (0.43%) Windows Vista
19 6 (0.32%) CatOS
19 6 (0.32%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 291 (15.54%) ITIL
2 280 (14.95%) Problem-Solving
3 141 (7.53%) Presales
4 137 (7.31%) Change Management
4 137 (7.31%) Project Management
5 136 (7.26%) Agile Software Development
6 126 (6.73%) Load Balancing
7 125 (6.67%) Mentoring
8 123 (6.57%) Software Engineering
9 122 (6.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 117 (6.25%) Network Management
11 103 (5.50%) Service Management
12 98 (5.23%) Network Monitoring
13 96 (5.13%) Computer Science
14 91 (4.86%) Network Design
15 89 (4.75%) Disaster Recovery
16 87 (4.64%) Incident Management
17 85 (4.54%) Project Delivery
18 84 (4.48%) DevOps
19 83 (4.43%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 179 (9.56%) C
2 132 (7.05%) C++
3 109 (5.82%) Python
4 105 (5.61%) PowerShell
5 103 (5.50%) SQL
6 68 (3.63%) Embedded C
7 36 (1.92%) Bash Shell
8 30 (1.60%) Java
9 27 (1.44%) JavaScript
9 27 (1.44%) PHP
10 20 (1.07%) C#
11 17 (0.91%) Embedded C++
12 10 (0.53%) MATLAB
12 10 (0.53%) Perl
13 7 (0.37%) Shell Script
14 5 (0.27%) ANSI C
14 5 (0.27%) ES6
14 5 (0.27%) Go
15 4 (0.21%) Kotlin
15 4 (0.21%) VB
Qualifications
1 588 (31.39%) Cisco Certification
2 407 (21.73%) CCNP
3 248 (13.24%) Degree
4 240 (12.81%) CCNA
5 121 (6.46%) CCIE
6 112 (5.98%) Microsoft Certification
7 83 (4.43%) CCDP
8 72 (3.84%) Security Cleared
9 62 (3.31%) MCSE
10 56 (2.99%) SC Cleared
11 41 (2.19%) Computer Science Degree
12 37 (1.98%) MCITP
13 36 (1.92%) CCIE Routing and Switching
14 33 (1.76%) DBS Check
15 31 (1.66%) MCSA
16 30 (1.60%) JNCIA
17 27 (1.44%) JNCIS
18 23 (1.23%) HNC
18 23 (1.23%) MCP
19 22 (1.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 154 (8.22%) SLA
2 29 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (1.12%) QA
4 18 (0.96%) PCI DSS
5 16 (0.85%) GDPR
6 11 (0.59%) Cyber Essentials
7 8 (0.43%) MISRA
8 6 (0.32%) PMO
9 5 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (0.21%) ISO 22301
11 3 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 2 (0.11%) GxP
12 2 (0.11%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 2 (0.11%) NCSC
13 1 (0.053%) Actionable Recommendations
13 1 (0.053%) ISO 14001
13 1 (0.053%) JTAG
13 1 (0.053%) NIST
13 1 (0.053%) P3O
System Software
1 410 (21.89%) Active Directory
2 266 (14.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 181 (9.66%) Hyper-V
4 125 (6.67%) Firmware
5 51 (2.72%) Virtual Machines
6 40 (2.14%) VMware ESXi
7 38 (2.03%) vSphere
8 33 (1.76%) Virtual Servers
9 29 (1.55%) XenApp
10 22 (1.17%) Docker
11 15 (0.80%) Virtual Desktop
12 14 (0.75%) XenDesktop
13 13 (0.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 7 (0.37%) VMware Server
15 6 (0.32%) VMware NSX
16 5 (0.27%) BitLocker
17 4 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
18 3 (0.16%) vCloud
19 2 (0.11%) EMC RecoverPoint
19 2 (0.11%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 113 (6.03%) SCCM
2 64 (3.42%) Cisco Prime
3 43 (2.30%) WSUS
4 31 (1.66%) Ansible
5 29 (1.55%) vCenter Server
6 27 (1.44%) Stealthwatch
7 25 (1.33%) Cisco CUCM
7 25 (1.33%) Puppet
8 24 (1.28%) FortiGate
9 20 (1.07%) Microsoft Clustering
9 20 (1.07%) SolarWinds Orion
10 18 (0.96%) Microsoft Intune
11 17 (0.91%) Cisco UCCX
11 17 (0.91%) Nagios
12 16 (0.85%) ZABBIX
13 14 (0.75%) Backup Exec
14 11 (0.59%) Norton AntiVirus
15 9 (0.48%) Netcool
15 9 (0.48%) TeMIP
16 8 (0.43%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 913 (48.75%) Cisco
2 572 (30.54%) Microsoft
3 337 (17.99%) VMware
4 254 (13.56%) Meraki
5 188 (10.04%) Palo Alto
6 162 (8.65%) Juniper
7 151 (8.06%) Citrix
8 148 (7.90%) HP
9 141 (7.53%) SolarWinds
10 132 (7.05%) CheckPoint
11 97 (5.18%) F5
12 73 (3.90%) Aruba
13 57 (3.04%) Dell
14 53 (2.83%) Huawei
15 44 (2.35%) Forcepoint
16 43 (2.30%) Veeam
17 41 (2.19%) Fortinet
17 41 (2.19%) Ruckus Wireless
18 40 (2.14%) Apple
19 39 (2.08%) Riverbed