Period
to 20 October 2017

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 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wireless
UK
6 months to
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 251 243 248
Rank change year-on-year -8 +5 +23
Permanent jobs citing Wireless 2425 2692 2963
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.39% 1.41% 1.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.71% 8.35% 8.06%
Number of salaries quoted 2075 2227 2473
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,550 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

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 27844 32248 36755
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.98% 16.89% 16.75%
Number of salaries quoted 22589 26475 30313
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,875 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 October 2017.

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 20 October 2017. 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 0 2317 £47,500 +5.56% 110
UK excluding London +15 1600 £45,000 +5.88% 85
London -19 766 £52,500 -1.87% 31
East of England +64 439 £50,000 +11.11% 22
South East -32 415 £42,500 -10.53% 22
North of England -12 324 £40,500 +8.00% 11
Midlands -11 215 £40,000 - 11
South West +34 168 £42,500 +18.27% 13
Yorkshire +20 157 £37,500 -25.00% 4
North West -27 151 £45,000 +20.00% 6
East Midlands +16 104 £40,000 -4.19% 7
West Midlands -21 97 £40,000 - 4
Scotland -36 39 £47,500 +18.01% 5
Wales +33 31 £50,000 +35.14% 3
North East +12 16 £36,500 +4.29% 1
Northern Ireland -34 1 £35,000 -24.32%

For the 6 months to 20 October 2017, IT jobs citing Wireless 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 Wireless.

1 1193 (49.20%) Cisco
2 987 (40.70%) Firewall
3 856 (35.30%) Cisco Certification
4 748 (30.85%) WAN
5 709 (29.24%) LAN
6 657 (27.09%) Windows
7 610 (25.15%) CCNP
8 552 (22.76%) Microsoft
9 545 (22.47%) VPN
10 417 (17.20%) VMware
11 416 (17.15%) CCNA
12 413 (17.03%) ITIL
13 400 (16.49%) Degree
14 395 (16.29%) Data Centre
15 394 (16.25%) Active Directory
16 371 (15.30%) Finance
17 362 (14.93%) MPLS
18 359 (14.80%) Linux
19 355 (14.64%) BGP
20 348 (14.35%) OSPF
21 337 (13.90%) DNS
22 332 (13.69%) TCP/IP
23 330 (13.61%) Network Security
24 325 (13.40%) VoIP
25 323 (13.32%) Juniper
26 316 (13.03%) Cisco Nexus
27 307 (12.66%) C
28 304 (12.54%) Cisco ASA
29 302 (12.45%) DHCP
30 293 (12.08%) HP

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
1 140 (5.77%) MS Exchange
2 85 (3.51%) Skype for Business
3 68 (2.80%) SharePoint
4 59 (2.43%) CMS
5 43 (1.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 43 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2010
6 31 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2013
6 31 (1.28%) IIS
7 20 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2007
8 12 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2003
8 12 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
9 11 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
10 9 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
11 8 (0.33%) IBM Notes
12 6 (0.25%) OpenStack
13 5 (0.21%) Oracle Workflow
13 5 (0.21%) WordPress
14 4 (0.16%) Apache
14 4 (0.16%) nginx
15 3 (0.12%) IBM Connections
Applications
1 158 (6.52%) Microsoft Office
2 46 (1.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 32 (1.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 29 (1.20%) MS Visio
5 24 (0.99%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.12%) AutoCAD
7 3 (0.12%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.12%) SOLIDWORKS
8 1 (0.041%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.041%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.041%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 11 (0.45%) Markit EDM
2 5 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.12%) Epicor Vantage
4 2 (0.082%) Visualfiles
5 1 (0.041%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.041%) Infor SunSystems
5 1 (0.041%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.041%) Sage X3
5 1 (0.041%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 190 (7.84%) Office 365
2 147 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 121 (4.99%) Amazon AWS
4 41 (1.69%) SaaS
5 25 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
6 22 (0.91%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 21 (0.87%) IaaS
8 15 (0.62%) PaaS
9 8 (0.33%) Slack
10 6 (0.25%) Azure Active Directory
10 6 (0.25%) Dynamics 365
11 5 (0.21%) G Suite
12 3 (0.12%) Akamai
13 2 (0.082%) Google Cloud Platform
14 1 (0.041%) Amazon EC2
14 1 (0.041%) Amazon ELB
14 1 (0.041%) AWS CloudFormation
14 1 (0.041%) GitHub
14 1 (0.041%) IBM Cloud
14 1 (0.041%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 987 (40.70%) Firewall
2 748 (30.85%) WAN
3 709 (29.24%) LAN
4 545 (22.47%) VPN
5 362 (14.93%) MPLS
6 355 (14.64%) BGP
7 348 (14.35%) OSPF
8 337 (13.90%) DNS
9 332 (13.69%) TCP/IP
10 330 (13.61%) Network Security
11 325 (13.40%) VoIP
12 316 (13.03%) Cisco Nexus
13 304 (12.54%) Cisco ASA
14 302 (12.45%) DHCP
15 260 (10.72%) IPsec
16 248 (10.23%) EIGRP
17 221 (9.11%) Wi-Fi
18 211 (8.70%) Cisco Wireless
19 190 (7.84%) WLAN
20 189 (7.79%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (3.79%) SQL Server
2 32 (1.32%) Big Data
3 18 (0.74%) OLTP
4 12 (0.49%) NoSQL
5 11 (0.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 11 (0.45%) SQL Server 2005
6 9 (0.37%) MySQL
7 7 (0.29%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (0.29%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (0.25%) MongoDB
9 5 (0.21%) Redis
9 5 (0.21%) Relational Database
10 4 (0.16%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (0.16%) SQL Server 2016
11 3 (0.12%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (0.12%) CorVu
11 3 (0.12%) SQL Server 2014
12 2 (0.082%) Blockchain
13 1 (0.041%) MariaDB
13 1 (0.041%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 63 (2.60%) Git (software)
2 42 (1.73%) Jenkins
3 33 (1.36%) JIRA
4 25 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
5 19 (0.78%) Visual Studio
6 18 (0.74%) Oracle Forms
7 17 (0.70%) Bitbucket
8 16 (0.66%) Android Studio
8 16 (0.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 16 (0.66%) Calabash
8 16 (0.66%) Metasploit
9 15 (0.62%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 13 (0.54%) Sonatype Nexus
11 12 (0.49%) Rational Rhapsody
12 9 (0.37%) Burp Suite
13 8 (0.33%) AppScan
13 8 (0.33%) CocoaPods
13 8 (0.33%) Gradle
13 8 (0.33%) Mocha
13 8 (0.33%) Mockito
General
1 371 (15.30%) Finance
2 278 (11.46%) Telecoms
3 154 (6.35%) Electronics
4 134 (5.53%) Banking
5 56 (2.31%) Retail
6 51 (2.10%) Manufacturing
7 46 (1.90%) Marketing
8 32 (1.32%) Financial Institution
9 29 (1.20%) Law
10 28 (1.15%) Investment Banking
11 23 (0.95%) Legal
12 21 (0.87%) Back Office
13 20 (0.82%) Publishing
14 16 (0.66%) Automotive
14 16 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
15 14 (0.58%) Billing
15 14 (0.58%) Retail Banking
16 12 (0.49%) Advertising
17 11 (0.45%) Games
18 5 (0.21%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 624 (25.73%) Network Engineer
2 224 (9.24%) Cisco Engineer
3 191 (7.88%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 188 (7.75%) Analyst
5 184 (7.59%) Support Engineer
6 180 (7.42%) Embedded Engineer
7 176 (7.26%) Architect
8 172 (7.09%) Consultant
9 158 (6.52%) Software Engineer
10 146 (6.02%) Senior Network Engineer
11 100 (4.12%) IT Support
12 95 (3.92%) IT Engineer
13 92 (3.79%) Network Architect
14 90 (3.71%) Developer
15 87 (3.59%) Embedded Software Engineer
16 85 (3.51%) Team Leader
17 81 (3.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 80 (3.30%) Security Engineer
19 75 (3.09%) Wireless Engineer
20 73 (3.01%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (4.78%) 802.1X
2 77 (3.18%) XMPP
3 56 (2.31%) .NET
4 50 (2.06%) Web Services
5 40 (1.65%) HTML
6 36 (1.48%) CSS
7 33 (1.36%) XML
8 29 (1.20%) ASP.NET
9 27 (1.11%) ASP.NET MVC
10 20 (0.82%) COM
11 18 (0.74%) JSON
11 18 (0.74%) WinForms
12 15 (0.62%) Middleware
13 14 (0.58%) HTML5
14 13 (0.54%) AngularJS
15 12 (0.49%) jQuery
15 12 (0.49%) Node.js
15 12 (0.49%) REST
15 12 (0.49%) RESTful
16 11 (0.45%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 395 (16.29%) Data Centre
2 135 (5.57%) Analytical Skills
3 114 (4.70%) Management Information System
4 112 (4.62%) Computer Science
5 67 (2.76%) Clustering
6 66 (2.72%) Video Conferencing
7 65 (2.68%) Embedded Systems
8 46 (1.90%) Blackberry
9 45 (1.86%) Driving Licence
10 36 (1.48%) Internet of Things
11 34 (1.40%) Algorithms
12 31 (1.28%) PKI
13 30 (1.24%) User Experience
14 28 (1.15%) CCTV
15 26 (1.07%) Mobile Computing
16 21 (0.87%) iPhone
16 21 (0.87%) Public Cloud
17 20 (0.82%) Replication
18 19 (0.78%) Life Science
19 18 (0.74%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 657 (27.09%) Windows
2 359 (14.80%) Linux
3 226 (9.32%) Windows Server
4 204 (8.41%) Windows 7
5 133 (5.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 130 (5.36%) Windows 10
7 128 (5.28%) Windows Server 2008
8 123 (5.07%) Android
9 88 (3.63%) Unix
10 55 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
11 51 (2.10%) Windows 8
12 44 (1.81%) Apple iOS
13 36 (1.48%) Ubuntu
14 35 (1.44%) Mac OS X
15 30 (1.24%) Windows XP
16 28 (1.15%) Embedded Linux
17 25 (1.03%) Kali Linux
18 23 (0.95%) Windows Vista
19 22 (0.91%) CentOS
20 18 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 413 (17.03%) ITIL
2 226 (9.32%) Software Engineering
3 212 (8.74%) Load Balancing
4 200 (8.25%) Presales
5 175 (7.22%) Mentoring
6 153 (6.31%) Network Management
7 143 (5.90%) Network Design
8 140 (5.77%) Agile Software Development
9 127 (5.24%) Project Management
10 124 (5.11%) Network Monitoring
11 92 (3.79%) Service Delivery
12 91 (3.75%) Migration
13 84 (3.46%) Disaster Recovery
13 84 (3.46%) Service Management
14 81 (3.34%) Kalman Filter
15 80 (3.30%) Information Security
15 80 (3.30%) Root Cause Analysis
16 79 (3.26%) Penetration Testing
17 78 (3.22%) SIEM
18 77 (3.18%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 307 (12.66%) C
2 256 (10.56%) Python
3 199 (8.21%) C++
4 123 (5.07%) SQL
5 116 (4.78%) Embedded C
6 107 (4.41%) Java
7 89 (3.67%) Perl
8 82 (3.38%) C#
9 78 (3.22%) JavaScript
10 56 (2.31%) PowerShell
11 48 (1.98%) MATLAB
12 39 (1.61%) Embedded C++
13 27 (1.11%) Bash Shell
14 21 (0.87%) PHP
15 16 (0.66%) VB
15 16 (0.66%) VB6
16 14 (0.58%) Assembly Language
16 14 (0.58%) R
17 12 (0.49%) PL/SQL
18 11 (0.45%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 856 (35.30%) Cisco Certification
2 610 (25.15%) CCNP
3 416 (17.15%) CCNA
4 400 (16.49%) Degree
5 258 (10.64%) CCIE
6 106 (4.37%) Security Cleared
7 100 (4.12%) SC Cleared
8 91 (3.75%) Microsoft Certification
9 77 (3.18%) CCVP
10 60 (2.47%) MCSE
11 59 (2.43%) CISSP
12 58 (2.39%) DV Cleared
13 53 (2.19%) CCDP
14 41 (1.69%) CCDA
15 40 (1.65%) CCNP Voice
16 39 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
17 34 (1.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 32 (1.32%) CCSA
18 32 (1.32%) CEH
19 29 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 147 (6.06%) SLA
2 59 (2.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 59 (2.43%) PCI DSS
3 43 (1.77%) PMO
4 30 (1.24%) QA
5 26 (1.07%) GDPR
6 17 (0.70%) Cyber Essentials
7 15 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 15 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 14 (0.58%) ISO 9001
9 7 (0.29%) HIPAA
10 5 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 3 (0.12%) JTAG
12 2 (0.082%) ISO 22301
12 2 (0.082%) MISRA
13 1 (0.041%) COBIT
13 1 (0.041%) Disclosure Scotland
13 1 (0.041%) MISRA C
System Software
1 394 (16.25%) Active Directory
2 262 (10.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 144 (5.94%) Hyper-V
4 113 (4.66%) Firmware
5 50 (2.06%) XenApp
6 47 (1.94%) VMware ESXi
7 46 (1.90%) vSphere
8 29 (1.20%) XenDesktop
9 18 (0.74%) XenServer
10 17 (0.70%) Virtual Servers
11 15 (0.62%) ProxySG
12 14 (0.58%) Terminal Services
12 14 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
12 14 (0.58%) VMware NSX
12 14 (0.58%) Xen
13 12 (0.49%) Docker
13 12 (0.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 7 (0.29%) Snort
15 6 (0.25%) KVM
16 5 (0.21%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 106 (4.37%) Cisco CUCM
2 88 (3.63%) SCCM
3 77 (3.18%) Cisco UCCX
4 64 (2.64%) Cisco Prime
5 63 (2.60%) Cisco UCCE
6 57 (2.35%) FortiGate
7 45 (1.86%) Backup Exec
8 37 (1.53%) SolarWinds Orion
9 31 (1.28%) Puppet
10 28 (1.15%) Nagios
10 28 (1.15%) Nessus
10 28 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
11 26 (1.07%) Norton AntiVirus
12 20 (0.82%) Ansible
13 19 (0.78%) WSUS
14 16 (0.66%) Nmap
15 15 (0.62%) Cacti
16 13 (0.54%) Microsoft Clustering
17 12 (0.49%) Cisco CME
18 11 (0.45%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 1193 (49.20%) Cisco
2 552 (22.76%) Microsoft
3 417 (17.20%) VMware
4 323 (13.32%) Juniper
5 293 (12.08%) HP
6 275 (11.34%) CheckPoint
7 255 (10.52%) F5
8 235 (9.69%) Palo Alto
9 189 (7.79%) Citrix
10 164 (6.76%) Aruba
11 159 (6.56%) SolarWinds
12 139 (5.73%) Dell
13 128 (5.28%) Meraki
13 128 (5.28%) Riverbed
14 109 (4.49%) Avaya
15 92 (3.79%) Brocade
16 66 (2.72%) Fortinet
17 64 (2.64%) Apple
18 59 (2.43%) Symantec
19 51 (2.10%) EMC