Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wireless
UK
6 months to
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 222 276 263
Rank change year-on-year +54 -13 -21
Permanent jobs citing Wireless 2,116 2,041 2,432
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.52% 1.23% 1.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.69% 8.20% 8.65%
Number of salaries quoted 1,557 1,652 2,098
UK median annual salary £42,500 £47,500 £46,217
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.53% +2.78% +2.70%
10th Percentile £23,000 £28,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,750 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £44,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -9.09% -2.22% +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 21,847 24,883 28,103
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.70% 14.94% 15.90%
Number of salaries quoted 16,551 19,776 22,817
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 22 September 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 22 September 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 +55 1,989 £42,000 -11.58% 460
UK excluding London +78 1,467 £40,000 -9.09% 401
London -6 561 £47,500 -13.64% 93
North of England +89 411 £31,500 -25.00% 89
South East +25 395 £47,500 +11.76% 102
Midlands +79 295 £41,500 -4.44% 48
Yorkshire +96 240 £23,000 -42.50% 38
West Midlands +119 232 £44,000 -16.19% 32
South West +18 166 £35,000 -22.22% 62
North West +22 154 £40,000 -5.88% 41
East of England +44 144 £50,000 +11.11% 67
East Midlands -13 63 £37,500 -6.25% 16
Scotland -19 23 £62,500 +25.00% 23
North East +30 20 £35,000 -46.15% 10
Northern Ireland +10 16 £38,750 - 2
Wales 0 15 £40,000 -15.79% 9
Isle of Man - 5 £51,000 -

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 1,101 (52.03%) Cisco
2 963 (45.51%) Firewall
3 835 (39.46%) Cisco Certification
4 757 (35.78%) WAN
5 703 (33.22%) LAN
6 627 (29.63%) Microsoft
7 600 (28.36%) Windows
8 546 (25.80%) CCNP
8 546 (25.80%) Active Directory
9 484 (22.87%) Data Centre
10 479 (22.64%) CCNA
11 472 (22.31%) VMware
12 427 (20.18%) VPN
13 422 (19.94%) ITIL
14 415 (19.61%) VoIP
15 368 (17.39%) DNS
16 366 (17.30%) Office 365
17 365 (17.25%) VMware Infrastructure
18 325 (15.36%) Meraki
19 318 (15.03%) Telecoms
20 308 (14.56%) Cisco ASA
21 307 (14.51%) Windows Server
22 301 (14.22%) Network Security
23 296 (13.99%) DHCP
24 295 (13.94%) Problem-Solving
25 293 (13.85%) Azure
26 292 (13.80%) Degree
27 290 (13.71%) Citrix
28 283 (13.37%) TCP/IP
29 266 (12.57%) OSPF

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
1 169 (7.99%) MS Exchange
2 82 (3.88%) Skype for Business
3 74 (3.50%) SharePoint
4 53 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2013
5 36 (1.70%) IIS
6 33 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2010
7 13 (0.61%) WebSphere
8 10 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
8 10 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
9 9 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2003
9 9 (0.43%) OpenStack
10 7 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2007
11 6 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
11 6 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 5 (0.24%) CMS
12 5 (0.24%) IBM Notes
13 4 (0.19%) ColdFusion
14 3 (0.14%) Cloud Foundry
14 3 (0.14%) Confluence
15 2 (0.095%) Smallworld
Applications
1 214 (10.11%) Microsoft Office
2 69 (3.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 38 (1.80%) MS Visio
4 34 (1.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 6 (0.28%) CINEMA 4D
5 6 (0.28%) Maya
5 6 (0.28%) MODO
5 6 (0.28%) NUKE
6 5 (0.24%) Acrobat
6 5 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.14%) AutoCAD
7 3 (0.14%) GNU Octave
8 1 (0.047%) HipChat
8 1 (0.047%) Mozilla Thunderbird
8 1 (0.047%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.047%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.19%) Cisco SocialMiner
3 3 (0.14%) Elite 3E
3 3 (0.14%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.095%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 2 (0.095%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.047%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.047%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.047%) Magento
5 1 (0.047%) Primavera
5 1 (0.047%) Sage X3
5 1 (0.047%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 366 (17.30%) Office 365
2 293 (13.85%) Azure
3 139 (6.57%) AWS
4 61 (2.88%) IaaS
5 37 (1.75%) SaaS
6 28 (1.32%) G Suite
7 27 (1.28%) PaaS
8 23 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
9 18 (0.85%) Azure Active Directory
10 17 (0.80%) IBM Cloud
10 17 (0.80%) Mimecast
10 17 (0.80%) SoftLayer
11 13 (0.61%) OneDrive
12 12 (0.57%) GCP
13 6 (0.28%) Dropbox
14 5 (0.24%) Yammer
15 3 (0.14%) AWS CodePipeline
15 3 (0.14%) Dynamics 365
15 3 (0.14%) Power Platform
16 2 (0.095%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 963 (45.51%) Firewall
2 757 (35.78%) WAN
3 703 (33.22%) LAN
4 427 (20.18%) VPN
5 415 (19.61%) VoIP
6 368 (17.39%) DNS
7 308 (14.56%) Cisco ASA
8 301 (14.22%) Network Security
9 296 (13.99%) DHCP
10 283 (13.37%) TCP/IP
11 266 (12.57%) OSPF
12 252 (11.91%) MPLS
13 250 (11.81%) BGP
14 194 (9.17%) Cisco Nexus
15 186 (8.79%) Wi-Fi
16 185 (8.74%) Internet
17 166 (7.84%) Cisco Wireless
18 165 (7.80%) 3G
19 149 (7.04%) WLAN
20 139 (6.57%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (3.69%) SQL Server
2 26 (1.23%) MySQL
3 7 (0.33%) DB2
4 6 (0.28%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (0.24%) Big Data
5 5 (0.24%) Crystal Reports
6 4 (0.19%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.14%) Oracle Smart View
7 3 (0.14%) Power BI
7 3 (0.14%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (0.14%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.095%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.095%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.095%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.047%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.047%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 20 (0.95%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 19 (0.90%) Git (software)
3 17 (0.80%) Subversion
4 12 (0.57%) JIRA
5 5 (0.24%) Rational DOORS
6 4 (0.19%) Jenkins
7 3 (0.14%) Android Studio
7 3 (0.14%) Bugzilla
7 3 (0.14%) Eclipse
7 3 (0.14%) LabVIEW
7 3 (0.14%) Rational Quality Manager
8 2 (0.095%) Hudson
9 1 (0.047%) AppScan
9 1 (0.047%) Burp Suite
9 1 (0.047%) GitLab
9 1 (0.047%) Paros
9 1 (0.047%) Rational Rhapsody
9 1 (0.047%) Rational Team Concert
9 1 (0.047%) TestRail
9 1 (0.047%) WebScarab
General
1 318 (15.03%) Telecoms
2 217 (10.26%) Finance
3 93 (4.40%) Retail
4 83 (3.92%) Public Sector
5 72 (3.40%) Electronics
6 56 (2.65%) Banking
7 55 (2.60%) Manufacturing
8 39 (1.84%) Law
9 31 (1.47%) German Language
10 30 (1.42%) Italian Language
11 29 (1.37%) Legal
12 25 (1.18%) Marketing
13 22 (1.04%) Aerospace
14 19 (0.90%) Financial Institution
15 15 (0.71%) Advertising
16 12 (0.57%) Avionics
16 12 (0.57%) Games
17 11 (0.52%) Automotive
17 11 (0.52%) Police
18 8 (0.38%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 490 (23.16%) Network Engineer
2 241 (11.39%) Analyst
3 178 (8.41%) Support Engineer
4 139 (6.57%) Support Analyst
5 137 (6.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 135 (6.38%) Senior Network Engineer
7 123 (5.81%) IT Engineer
7 123 (5.81%) Technical Support
8 122 (5.77%) Consultant
9 117 (5.53%) Architect
10 115 (5.43%) IT Support
11 101 (4.77%) Systems Engineer
12 99 (4.68%) Technical Analyst
13 97 (4.58%) Technical Support Analyst
14 92 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
14 92 (4.35%) Cisco Engineer
15 83 (3.92%) Cisco Network Engineer
16 80 (3.78%) 1st Line Support
17 79 (3.73%) Network Consultant
18 69 (3.26%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (2.93%) 802.1X
2 38 (1.80%) LDAP
3 21 (0.99%) .NET
4 20 (0.95%) Natural Language Processing
4 20 (0.95%) TensorFlow
5 17 (0.80%) HTML
5 17 (0.80%) LAMP
6 12 (0.57%) Web Services
7 9 (0.43%) Middleware
7 9 (0.43%) XMPP
8 8 (0.38%) ONVIF
8 8 (0.38%) XML
9 7 (0.33%) ADSI
9 7 (0.33%) CGI
9 7 (0.33%) MAPI
9 7 (0.33%) WebSphere MQ
10 6 (0.28%) MSMQ
10 6 (0.28%) Oracle Fusion
10 6 (0.28%) Software Packaging
10 6 (0.28%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 484 (22.87%) Data Centre
2 152 (7.18%) Analytical Skills
2 152 (7.18%) CCTV
3 144 (6.81%) User Experience
4 110 (5.20%) Self-Motivation
5 97 (4.58%) Management Information System
6 84 (3.97%) Smartphone
7 78 (3.69%) Driving Licence
8 44 (2.08%) Clustering
8 44 (2.08%) Video Conferencing
9 36 (1.70%) Virtual Team
10 34 (1.61%) Embedded Systems
11 32 (1.51%) Replication
12 29 (1.37%) Fat Client
12 29 (1.37%) PKI
12 29 (1.37%) Private Cloud
12 29 (1.37%) Thin Client
13 26 (1.23%) CMDB
14 24 (1.13%) Smart Meter
15 21 (0.99%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 600 (28.36%) Windows
2 307 (14.51%) Windows Server
3 235 (11.11%) Linux
4 189 (8.93%) Windows 10
5 146 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 144 (6.81%) Windows 7
6 144 (6.81%) Windows Server 2008
7 73 (3.45%) Unix
8 58 (2.74%) Android
9 54 (2.55%) Windows 8
10 42 (1.98%) Apple iOS
11 40 (1.89%) CentOS
12 33 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
13 27 (1.28%) Mac OS X
14 25 (1.18%) Ubuntu
15 22 (1.04%) CatOS
16 21 (0.99%) Solaris
17 20 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 18 (0.85%) Debian
19 12 (0.57%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 422 (19.94%) ITIL
2 295 (13.94%) Problem-Solving
3 155 (7.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 142 (6.71%) Project Management
5 139 (6.57%) Presales
6 136 (6.43%) Load Balancing
7 133 (6.29%) Incident Management
8 130 (6.14%) Agile Software Development
8 130 (6.14%) Service Management
9 127 (6.00%) Network Design
10 122 (5.77%) Information Security
11 120 (5.67%) Network Monitoring
12 115 (5.43%) Change Management
12 115 (5.43%) Supplier Management
13 113 (5.34%) Project Delivery
14 110 (5.20%) Network Management
15 107 (5.06%) Continuous Improvement
16 105 (4.96%) Migration
17 104 (4.91%) Mentoring
18 98 (4.63%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 129 (6.10%) Python
2 120 (5.67%) C
3 103 (4.87%) SQL
4 95 (4.49%) PowerShell
5 85 (4.02%) C++
6 44 (2.08%) Embedded C
7 39 (1.84%) Java
8 33 (1.56%) Bash Shell
9 26 (1.23%) C#
10 20 (0.95%) Embedded C++
11 14 (0.66%) MATLAB
11 14 (0.66%) Perl
12 11 (0.52%) Kotlin
12 11 (0.52%) Shell Script
13 10 (0.47%) JavaScript
14 9 (0.43%) VB.NET
15 8 (0.38%) PHP
16 6 (0.28%) VB
17 5 (0.24%) Objective-C
18 4 (0.19%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 835 (39.46%) Cisco Certification
2 546 (25.80%) CCNP
3 479 (22.64%) CCNA
4 292 (13.80%) Degree
5 214 (10.11%) Microsoft Certification
6 148 (6.99%) MCSE
7 145 (6.85%) CCIE
8 119 (5.62%) MCITP
9 111 (5.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 84 (3.97%) CCDP
11 83 (3.92%) Security Cleared
12 69 (3.26%) SC Cleared
13 58 (2.74%) CCIE Routing and Switching
14 53 (2.50%) MCP
15 41 (1.94%) HNC
16 40 (1.89%) HND
17 38 (1.80%) CCDA
17 38 (1.80%) MCSA
18 36 (1.70%) Computer Science Degree
19 33 (1.56%) CCIE Service Provider
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 176 (8.32%) SLA
2 128 (6.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 97 (4.58%) ISO 9001
4 30 (1.42%) QA
5 28 (1.32%) PCI DSS
6 14 (0.66%) ISO 22301
7 13 (0.61%) Cyber Essentials
7 13 (0.61%) GDPR
8 11 (0.52%) PMO
9 9 (0.43%) NIST
10 8 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 8 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 3 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 2 (0.095%) DICOM
12 2 (0.095%) ISO 13485
12 2 (0.095%) ISO 14001
12 2 (0.095%) ISO 31000
12 2 (0.095%) JTAG
12 2 (0.095%) MISRA
13 1 (0.047%) BS7799
System Software
1 546 (25.80%) Active Directory
2 365 (17.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 200 (9.45%) Hyper-V
4 54 (2.55%) Firmware
5 51 (2.41%) vSphere
6 49 (2.32%) XenApp
7 36 (1.70%) VMware ESXi
8 26 (1.23%) Virtual Servers
9 25 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
10 24 (1.13%) XenDesktop
11 12 (0.57%) BitLocker
11 12 (0.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 10 (0.47%) DRBD
12 10 (0.47%) GlusterFS
13 9 (0.43%) Docker
14 8 (0.38%) DFS Replication
14 8 (0.38%) Terminal Server
15 7 (0.33%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
15 7 (0.33%) VMware NSX
16 5 (0.24%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 110 (5.20%) SCCM
2 80 (3.78%) Cisco Prime
3 54 (2.55%) Cisco CUCM
4 47 (2.22%) WSUS
5 37 (1.75%) Stealthwatch
6 35 (1.65%) FortiGate
7 27 (1.28%) Cisco UCCX
8 26 (1.23%) Ansible
9 23 (1.09%) Puppet
10 22 (1.04%) Nagios
11 18 (0.85%) ZABBIX
12 17 (0.80%) RANCID
12 17 (0.80%) vCenter Server
13 16 (0.76%) Microsoft Intune
14 13 (0.61%) SolarWinds Orion
15 11 (0.52%) Microsoft Clustering
15 11 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
16 10 (0.47%) Galera Cluster
16 10 (0.47%) Nessus
16 10 (0.47%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 1,101 (52.03%) Cisco
2 627 (29.63%) Microsoft
3 472 (22.31%) VMware
4 325 (15.36%) Meraki
5 290 (13.71%) Citrix
6 249 (11.77%) Palo Alto
7 211 (9.97%) Juniper
8 195 (9.22%) CheckPoint
9 185 (8.74%) Aruba
10 156 (7.37%) F5
11 117 (5.53%) Dell
11 117 (5.53%) Polycom
12 109 (5.15%) SolarWinds
13 107 (5.06%) HP
14 81 (3.83%) NetApp
15 80 (3.78%) EMC
16 74 (3.50%) Huawei
17 73 (3.45%) Fortinet
18 49 (2.32%) Veeam
19 46 (2.17%) Apple