Period
to 8 December 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 8 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wireless
UK
6 months to
8 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 217 270 262
Rank change year-on-year +53 -8 -12
Permanent jobs citing Wireless 2,017 1,983 2,446
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.52% 1.25% 1.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.90% 8.35% 8.79%
Number of salaries quoted 1,442 1,589 2,041
UK median annual salary £43,376 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.68% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £24,750 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -8.89% - +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 20,382 23,752 27,830
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.34% 14.95% 15.48%
Number of salaries quoted 15,921 18,656 22,534
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
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 8 December 2019.

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 8 December 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 +57 1,874 £43,500 -8.42% 493
UK excluding London +56 1,364 £41,000 -8.89% 437
London +25 582 £47,500 -13.64% 84
South East +23 399 £47,500 +5.56% 135
Midlands +89 301 £40,000 -7.90% 57
North of England +60 263 £32,500 -18.75% 92
West Midlands +107 241 £40,500 -6.74% 32
South West +59 183 £33,000 -17.50% 53
Yorkshire +81 134 £27,500 -21.43% 36
East of England +15 129 £46,250 +2.78% 74
North West +15 119 £37,500 -14.77% 42
East Midlands -2 60 £40,000 -3.61% 25
Scotland +3 48 £62,500 - 23
Wales +15 32 £42,500 +7.99% 3
North East +7 10 £29,000 -53.60% 14
Northern Ireland +12 9 £37,500 +36.36% 4

For the 6 months to 8 December 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.

1 964 (47.79%) Cisco
2 819 (40.60%) Firewall
3 744 (36.89%) WAN
4 719 (35.65%) LAN
5 667 (33.07%) Cisco Certification
6 650 (32.23%) Windows
7 626 (31.04%) Microsoft
8 494 (24.49%) Active Directory
9 453 (22.46%) CCNP
10 424 (21.02%) VPN
11 390 (19.34%) DNS
12 385 (19.09%) VMware
12 385 (19.09%) Data Centre
13 361 (17.90%) Office 365
14 344 (17.06%) ITIL
15 342 (16.96%) VoIP
16 335 (16.61%) Telecoms
17 327 (16.21%) CCNA
18 325 (16.11%) Windows Server
19 324 (16.06%) DHCP
20 320 (15.87%) TCP/IP
21 317 (15.72%) Azure
22 301 (14.92%) VMware Infrastructure
23 293 (14.53%) Degree
24 292 (14.48%) Problem-Solving
25 265 (13.14%) Network Security
26 253 (12.54%) Linux
27 247 (12.25%) BGP
28 241 (11.95%) Cisco ASA
29 240 (11.90%) Meraki

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
1 162 (8.03%) MS Exchange
2 68 (3.37%) SharePoint
3 60 (2.97%) Skype for Business
4 39 (1.93%) Exchange Server 2013
5 34 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2010
6 23 (1.14%) IIS
7 15 (0.74%) WebSphere
8 11 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
8 11 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
9 9 (0.45%) OpenStack
10 8 (0.40%) Confluence
11 5 (0.25%) IBM Notes
11 5 (0.25%) SAS
12 4 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2007
13 3 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.15%) CMS
13 3 (0.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 2 (0.099%) Elasticsearch
15 1 (0.050%) Cloud Foundry
15 1 (0.050%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 213 (10.56%) Microsoft Office
2 84 (4.16%) Microsoft Excel
3 55 (2.73%) MS Visio
4 38 (1.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.30%) Acrobat
6 4 (0.20%) AutoCAD
7 3 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.15%) Mozilla Thunderbird
7 3 (0.15%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.099%) Weka
9 1 (0.050%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.050%) CINEMA 4D
9 1 (0.050%) GNU Octave
9 1 (0.050%) Maya
9 1 (0.050%) MODO
9 1 (0.050%) NUKE
9 1 (0.050%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.25%) NetSuite
2 4 (0.20%) Cisco SocialMiner
2 4 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.099%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.099%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.050%) Sage X3
5 1 (0.050%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 361 (17.90%) Office 365
2 317 (15.72%) Azure
3 150 (7.44%) AWS
4 48 (2.38%) SaaS
5 44 (2.18%) IaaS
6 36 (1.78%) PaaS
7 35 (1.74%) Azure Active Directory
8 27 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
9 21 (1.04%) G Suite
10 15 (0.74%) OneDrive
11 14 (0.69%) Mimecast
12 6 (0.30%) GCP
12 6 (0.30%) GitHub
12 6 (0.30%) IBM Cloud
12 6 (0.30%) SoftLayer
13 5 (0.25%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 4 (0.20%) Yammer
15 3 (0.15%) AWS CodePipeline
15 3 (0.15%) Dynamics 365
15 3 (0.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 819 (40.60%) Firewall
2 744 (36.89%) WAN
3 719 (35.65%) LAN
4 424 (21.02%) VPN
5 390 (19.34%) DNS
6 342 (16.96%) VoIP
7 324 (16.06%) DHCP
8 320 (15.87%) TCP/IP
9 265 (13.14%) Network Security
10 247 (12.25%) BGP
11 241 (11.95%) Cisco ASA
12 232 (11.50%) OSPF
13 229 (11.35%) MPLS
14 206 (10.21%) Internet
15 180 (8.92%) Wi-Fi
16 159 (7.88%) SAN
16 159 (7.88%) WLAN
17 147 (7.29%) Cisco Nexus
18 145 (7.19%) VLAN
19 143 (7.09%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (3.07%) SQL Server
2 33 (1.64%) MySQL
3 12 (0.59%) DB2
4 8 (0.40%) Crystal Reports
4 8 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (0.15%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.099%) Big Data
6 2 (0.099%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.099%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.099%) Oracle Smart View
7 1 (0.050%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.050%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.050%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.050%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.050%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.050%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.050%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 49 (2.43%) Git (software)
2 40 (1.98%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 28 (1.39%) Subversion
4 17 (0.84%) Jenkins
5 15 (0.74%) JIRA
6 13 (0.64%) Rational DOORS
7 12 (0.59%) Rational Quality Manager
8 10 (0.50%) Hudson
9 5 (0.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (0.25%) AutoIt
9 5 (0.25%) Chocolatey
9 5 (0.25%) Katalon Studio
9 5 (0.25%) TeamCity
10 4 (0.20%) GitLab
11 3 (0.15%) Android Studio
11 3 (0.15%) LabVIEW
12 2 (0.099%) TestRail
13 1 (0.050%) Appium
13 1 (0.050%) Octopus Deploy
13 1 (0.050%) Rational Team Concert
General
1 335 (16.61%) Telecoms
2 175 (8.68%) Finance
3 97 (4.81%) Retail
4 95 (4.71%) Electronics
5 63 (3.12%) Public Sector
6 53 (2.63%) Marketing
7 45 (2.23%) Manufacturing
8 43 (2.13%) Law
9 40 (1.98%) Banking
10 30 (1.49%) Legal
11 17 (0.84%) German Language
12 16 (0.79%) Aerospace
12 16 (0.79%) Italian Language
13 14 (0.69%) Automotive
13 14 (0.69%) Games
14 13 (0.64%) Avionics
15 12 (0.59%) Financial Institution
16 10 (0.50%) French Language
17 9 (0.45%) Police
18 8 (0.40%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 486 (24.10%) Network Engineer
2 230 (11.40%) Support Engineer
3 166 (8.23%) Analyst
4 165 (8.18%) IT Engineer
5 149 (7.39%) IT Support
6 129 (6.40%) Senior Network Engineer
7 125 (6.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 108 (5.35%) Architect
9 99 (4.91%) IT Support Engineer
10 87 (4.31%) Support Analyst
11 82 (4.07%) Consultant
12 74 (3.67%) Cisco Engineer
13 66 (3.27%) Software Engineer
13 66 (3.27%) Systems Engineer
14 65 (3.22%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 64 (3.17%) 2nd Line Support
16 63 (3.12%) Technical Support
17 62 (3.07%) Cisco Network Engineer
18 59 (2.93%) Technical Engineer
19 50 (2.48%) Embedded Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (2.53%) LDAP
2 48 (2.38%) 802.1X
3 27 (1.34%) LAMP
4 15 (0.74%) .NET
5 14 (0.69%) HTML
6 12 (0.59%) Node.js
6 12 (0.59%) WebSphere MQ
7 11 (0.55%) ADSI
7 11 (0.55%) XMPP
8 10 (0.50%) Natural Language Processing
8 10 (0.50%) React Native
8 10 (0.50%) TensorFlow
9 9 (0.45%) JSON
9 9 (0.45%) Web Services
10 8 (0.40%) CSS
11 6 (0.30%) AngularJS
11 6 (0.30%) ONVIF
11 6 (0.30%) React
12 5 (0.25%) MAPI
13 4 (0.20%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 385 (19.09%) Data Centre
2 164 (8.13%) Analytical Skills
3 163 (8.08%) CCTV
4 142 (7.04%) User Experience
5 101 (5.01%) Self-Motivation
6 71 (3.52%) Driving Licence
7 69 (3.42%) Management Information System
8 56 (2.78%) Video Conferencing
9 48 (2.38%) Clustering
9 48 (2.38%) Smartphone
10 37 (1.83%) Replication
11 32 (1.59%) Private Cloud
12 29 (1.44%) Video\Live Streaming
13 28 (1.39%) Embedded Systems
14 27 (1.34%) IPTV
14 27 (1.34%) MPEG
15 26 (1.29%) Handset
15 26 (1.29%) Smart Meter
16 24 (1.19%) PKI
16 24 (1.19%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 650 (32.23%) Windows
2 325 (16.11%) Windows Server
3 253 (12.54%) Linux
4 191 (9.47%) Windows 10
5 137 (6.79%) Windows 7
6 126 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 121 (6.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 72 (3.57%) Unix
9 68 (3.37%) Android
10 56 (2.78%) Apple iOS
11 49 (2.43%) Windows 8
12 40 (1.98%) CentOS
13 35 (1.74%) Ubuntu
14 26 (1.29%) Windows Server 2003
15 23 (1.14%) Mac OS X
16 21 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 19 (0.94%) Solaris
18 13 (0.64%) Mac OS
18 13 (0.64%) Windows Vista
19 11 (0.55%) CatOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 344 (17.06%) ITIL
2 292 (14.48%) Problem-Solving
3 147 (7.29%) Change Management
4 146 (7.24%) Network Management
5 145 (7.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 142 (7.04%) Service Management
7 140 (6.94%) Load Balancing
8 139 (6.89%) Mentoring
9 138 (6.84%) Project Management
10 137 (6.79%) Agile Software Development
11 118 (5.85%) Continuous Improvement
12 112 (5.55%) Software Engineering
13 111 (5.50%) Network Monitoring
13 111 (5.50%) Presales
14 107 (5.30%) Incident Management
14 107 (5.30%) Information Security
15 106 (5.26%) Network Design
16 94 (4.66%) Migration
17 92 (4.56%) Project Delivery
18 86 (4.26%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 142 (7.04%) C
2 136 (6.74%) Python
3 107 (5.30%) PowerShell
4 105 (5.21%) SQL
5 93 (4.61%) C++
6 49 (2.43%) Embedded C
7 46 (2.28%) Bash Shell
8 32 (1.59%) Java
9 20 (0.99%) Embedded C++
10 15 (0.74%) MATLAB
11 13 (0.64%) PHP
12 12 (0.59%) JavaScript
12 12 (0.59%) Shell Script
13 11 (0.55%) C#
14 10 (0.50%) Perl
15 8 (0.40%) Kotlin
16 5 (0.25%) ES6
16 5 (0.25%) Go
17 4 (0.20%) Apple Swift
17 4 (0.20%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 667 (33.07%) Cisco Certification
2 453 (22.46%) CCNP
3 327 (16.21%) CCNA
4 293 (14.53%) Degree
5 127 (6.30%) CCIE
6 125 (6.20%) Microsoft Certification
7 81 (4.02%) CCDP
8 74 (3.67%) Security Cleared
9 72 (3.57%) MCSE
10 62 (3.07%) SC Cleared
11 48 (2.38%) MCITP
12 45 (2.23%) DBS Check
13 42 (2.08%) HNC
14 39 (1.93%) CCIE Routing and Switching
15 35 (1.74%) HND
16 34 (1.69%) Computer Science Degree
17 32 (1.59%) JNCIA
17 32 (1.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 30 (1.49%) MCP
19 29 (1.44%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 153 (7.59%) SLA
2 43 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 29 (1.44%) QA
4 26 (1.29%) PCI DSS
5 20 (0.99%) ISO 9001
6 11 (0.55%) GDPR
7 9 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials
8 7 (0.35%) ISO 22301
8 7 (0.35%) MISRA
9 6 (0.30%) NIST
10 3 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 3 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 3 (0.15%) JTAG
11 2 (0.099%) DICOM
11 2 (0.099%) ISO 14001
11 2 (0.099%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 1 (0.050%) BS7799
12 1 (0.050%) ISO 13485
12 1 (0.050%) PMO
12 1 (0.050%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 494 (24.49%) Active Directory
2 301 (14.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 192 (9.52%) Hyper-V
4 79 (3.92%) Firmware
5 48 (2.38%) vSphere
6 40 (1.98%) VMware ESXi
6 40 (1.98%) XenApp
7 35 (1.74%) Virtual Servers
8 32 (1.59%) Virtual Machines
9 26 (1.29%) XenDesktop
10 23 (1.14%) Docker
11 14 (0.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 11 (0.55%) BitLocker
13 10 (0.50%) DRBD
13 10 (0.50%) GlusterFS
14 9 (0.45%) Virtual Desktop
15 5 (0.25%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
15 5 (0.25%) VMware NSX
15 5 (0.25%) VMware Server
16 4 (0.20%) iptables
Systems Management
1 125 (6.20%) SCCM
2 56 (2.78%) Cisco CUCM
3 45 (2.23%) WSUS
4 40 (1.98%) Puppet
5 38 (1.88%) Cisco Prime
5 38 (1.88%) Cisco UCCX
6 32 (1.59%) Ansible
7 30 (1.49%) Nagios
8 27 (1.34%) vCenter Server
8 27 (1.34%) ZABBIX
9 23 (1.14%) Stealthwatch
10 22 (1.09%) SolarWinds Orion
11 19 (0.94%) Microsoft Intune
12 18 (0.89%) Microsoft Clustering
13 17 (0.84%) Norton AntiVirus
14 13 (0.64%) FortiGate
15 10 (0.50%) Galera Cluster
16 9 (0.45%) Backup Exec
16 9 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
16 9 (0.45%) TeMIP
Vendors
1 964 (47.79%) Cisco
2 626 (31.04%) Microsoft
3 385 (19.09%) VMware
4 240 (11.90%) Meraki
5 209 (10.36%) Citrix
6 186 (9.22%) Palo Alto
7 171 (8.48%) Juniper
8 161 (7.98%) CheckPoint
9 146 (7.24%) SolarWinds
10 135 (6.69%) F5
11 134 (6.64%) HP
12 99 (4.91%) Aruba
13 93 (4.61%) Dell
14 62 (3.07%) Huawei
14 62 (3.07%) NetApp
15 58 (2.88%) Fortinet
16 57 (2.83%) EMC
17 49 (2.43%) Red Hat
18 42 (2.08%) Forcepoint
19 41 (2.03%) Apple