Period
to 27 October 2021

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 27 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wireless
UK
6 months to
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 325 245 223
Rank change year-on-year -80 -22 +65
Permanent jobs citing Wireless 1,335 681 2,103
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.05% 1.38% 1.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.16% 9.02% 9.95%
Number of salaries quoted 1,115 529 1,503
10th Percentile £25,500 £28,500 £23,500
25th Percentile £35,500 £35,000 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year - +17.65% -10.53%
75th Percentile £62,250 £62,500 £56,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £77,500 £69,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -11.11%

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 16,357 7,547 21,142
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.88% 15.24% 15.54%
Number of salaries quoted 11,238 6,173 16,570
10th Percentile £27,500 £29,750 £25,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £46,500
Median % change year-on-year - +7.53% -2.11%
75th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £62,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

Wireless
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Wireless as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Wireless in the UK

Wireless
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Wireless.

Salary trend for Wireless in the UK

Wireless
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Wireless over the 6 months to 27 October 2021.

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 27 October 2021. 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 -79 1,211 £50,000 - 424
UK excluding London -32 914 £45,000 - 392
North of England +28 420 £55,000 +22.22% 103
London -152 329 £55,000 -15.38% 69
Yorkshire +41 309 £55,000 +7.84% 29
Work from Home -93 289 £55,000 +12.82% 47
South East -105 169 £42,500 -5.56% 85
Midlands -73 126 £37,500 -14.77% 53
South West -46 100 £36,500 -18.89% 55
North West -66 99 £39,500 -12.22% 62
West Midlands -76 67 £42,500 -3.41% 23
East Midlands -19 59 £36,992 -12.96% 29
East of England -101 56 £38,000 -17.84% 60
Scotland -73 34 £35,000 -26.43% 15
North East -20 12 £37,500 -6.25% 12
Wales -61 11 £37,000 +23.33% 17

For the 6 months to 27 October 2021, 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.

1 452 (33.86%) Firewall
2 442 (33.11%) Cisco
3 347 (25.99%) Windows
4 333 (24.94%) Microsoft
5 329 (24.64%) WAN
6 319 (23.90%) LAN
7 286 (21.42%) Social Skills
8 285 (21.35%) Active Directory
9 280 (20.97%) Microsoft 365
10 276 (20.67%) TCP/IP
11 259 (19.40%) Cisco Certification
12 252 (18.88%) Wi-Fi
13 237 (17.75%) Azure
14 206 (15.43%) Windows Server
15 197 (14.76%) DNS
16 190 (14.23%) CCNP
17 188 (14.08%) DHCP
18 183 (13.71%) VMware
19 179 (13.41%) VPN
20 170 (12.73%) Telecoms
21 163 (12.21%) Linux
22 157 (11.76%) Ethernet
23 152 (11.39%) VLAN
24 150 (11.24%) Degree
25 146 (10.94%) C++
26 145 (10.86%) ITIL
27 143 (10.71%) C
28 139 (10.41%) Internet
29 136 (10.19%) VMware Infrastructure
29 136 (10.19%) Data Centre

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 57 (4.27%) MS Exchange
2 53 (3.97%) SharePoint
3 25 (1.87%) Apache Spark
4 19 (1.42%) Skype for Business
5 14 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (0.60%) IIS
7 4 (0.30%) Confluence
8 2 (0.15%) Apache
8 2 (0.15%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.075%) Apache Airflow
9 1 (0.075%) CMS
9 1 (0.075%) OpenStack
Applications
1 107 (8.01%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (1.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (0.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.37%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.37%) Siemens NX
4 5 (0.37%) Solid Edge
5 4 (0.30%) SOLIDWORKS
6 3 (0.22%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (0.60%) NetSuite
2 5 (0.37%) Teamcenter
3 3 (0.22%) SAP Business One
4 2 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.15%) Elite 3E
4 2 (0.15%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.075%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.075%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.075%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.075%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 280 (20.97%) Microsoft 365
2 237 (17.75%) Azure
3 80 (5.99%) AWS
4 35 (2.62%) Azure Active Directory
5 23 (1.72%) Google Workspace
6 22 (1.65%) SaaS
7 15 (1.12%) IaaS
7 15 (1.12%) OneDrive
8 13 (0.97%) GCP
9 8 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
9 8 (0.60%) DigitalOcean
10 6 (0.45%) AWS IoT
10 6 (0.45%) Cloudflare
10 6 (0.45%) PaaS
11 4 (0.30%) Mimecast
11 4 (0.30%) Slack
11 4 (0.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 4 (0.30%) WhatsApp
12 3 (0.22%) Dynamics 365
13 2 (0.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 452 (33.86%) Firewall
2 329 (24.64%) WAN
3 319 (23.90%) LAN
4 276 (20.67%) TCP/IP
5 252 (18.88%) Wi-Fi
6 197 (14.76%) DNS
7 188 (14.08%) DHCP
8 179 (13.41%) VPN
9 157 (11.76%) Ethernet
10 152 (11.39%) VLAN
11 139 (10.41%) Internet
12 118 (8.84%) MPLS
13 113 (8.46%) Network Security
14 102 (7.64%) Broadband
15 82 (6.14%) BGP
16 78 (5.84%) Cisco ASA
17 75 (5.62%) 5G
18 74 (5.54%) MQTT
19 73 (5.47%) Bluetooth
20 70 (5.24%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (3.52%) SQL Server
2 25 (1.87%) Apache Hive
2 25 (1.87%) Big Data
2 25 (1.87%) Data Lake
2 25 (1.87%) Hadoop
2 25 (1.87%) HBase
3 9 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (0.60%) MySQL
4 8 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (0.37%) Amazon RDS
5 5 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (0.22%) DB2
7 2 (0.15%) MariaDB
7 2 (0.15%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.15%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.075%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.075%) BigQuery
8 1 (0.075%) GIS
8 1 (0.075%) Power BI
8 1 (0.075%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 17 (1.27%) JIRA
2 12 (0.90%) Git (software)
3 8 (0.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 5 (0.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 4 (0.30%) Burp Suite
5 4 (0.30%) Metasploit
6 2 (0.15%) GitLab
6 2 (0.15%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.075%) MSTest
7 1 (0.075%) NUnit
General
1 286 (21.42%) Social Skills
2 170 (12.73%) Telecoms
3 91 (6.82%) Finance
4 58 (4.34%) Public Sector
5 50 (3.75%) Manufacturing
6 32 (2.40%) Banking
7 30 (2.25%) Analytical Skills
7 30 (2.25%) Retail
8 29 (2.17%) Legal
9 27 (2.02%) Electronics
10 25 (1.87%) Games
11 24 (1.80%) Law
12 23 (1.72%) Marketing
13 12 (0.90%) Presentation Skills
14 11 (0.82%) Influencing Skills
15 10 (0.75%) Documentation Skills
16 9 (0.67%) Automotive
16 9 (0.67%) Financial Institution
16 9 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
17 8 (0.60%) Inclusion and Diversity
Job Titles
1 264 (19.78%) Network Engineer
2 121 (9.06%) IT Engineer
3 118 (8.84%) Support Engineer
4 98 (7.34%) DSP Engineer
4 98 (7.34%) Senior DSP Engineer
5 96 (7.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 88 (6.59%) Analyst
6 88 (6.59%) IT Support
7 84 (6.29%) Design Engineer
8 80 (5.99%) Wireless Engineer
9 79 (5.92%) RF Engineer
10 70 (5.24%) Software Engineer
11 67 (5.02%) FPGA Engineer
11 67 (5.02%) Senior FPGA Engineer
12 65 (4.87%) Architect
13 63 (4.72%) Linux Engineer
14 62 (4.64%) Systems Engineer
15 60 (4.49%) Embedded Engineer
16 59 (4.42%) Embedded Software Engineer
16 59 (4.42%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (7.34%) 802.1X
2 60 (4.49%) HTML
3 59 (4.42%) CSS
4 41 (3.07%) RESTful
5 30 (2.25%) XMPP
6 17 (1.27%) React
7 15 (1.12%) Yocto
8 9 (0.67%) AngularJS
8 9 (0.67%) Redux
9 8 (0.60%) LDAP
9 8 (0.60%) Node.js
9 8 (0.60%) RabbitMQ
9 8 (0.60%) React Native
9 8 (0.60%) SAML
10 7 (0.52%) XML
11 6 (0.45%) JSON
11 6 (0.45%) REST
12 4 (0.30%) OpenCV
12 4 (0.30%) Unity (Game Engine)
12 4 (0.30%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 136 (10.19%) Data Centre
2 132 (9.89%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 72 (5.39%) Verilog
4 69 (5.17%) VHDL
5 67 (5.02%) Algorithms
6 65 (4.87%) Embedded Systems
6 65 (4.87%) Self-Motivation
7 56 (4.19%) Device Driver
8 44 (3.30%) Video Conferencing
9 43 (3.22%) Driving Licence
9 43 (3.22%) Management Information System
10 25 (1.87%) iPad
11 23 (1.72%) iPhone
12 19 (1.42%) Blackberry
13 17 (1.27%) Public Cloud
14 15 (1.12%) CCTV
15 14 (1.05%) Internet of Things
16 12 (0.90%) Mobile App
16 12 (0.90%) PKI
17 11 (0.82%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 347 (25.99%) Windows
2 206 (15.43%) Windows Server
3 163 (12.21%) Linux
4 127 (9.51%) Windows 10
5 70 (5.24%) Windows 7
6 69 (5.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 55 (4.12%) Windows Server 2016
7 55 (4.12%) Windows Server 2019
8 39 (2.92%) Android
9 33 (2.47%) Mac OS X
10 30 (2.25%) Windows Server 2008
11 24 (1.80%) Embedded Linux
12 23 (1.72%) Windows 8
13 16 (1.20%) Apple iOS
14 13 (0.97%) Mac OS
15 7 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
16 6 (0.45%) CatOS
16 6 (0.45%) Unix
17 4 (0.30%) Kali Linux
17 4 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (10.86%) ITIL
2 133 (9.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 128 (9.59%) Problem-Solving
4 119 (8.91%) Computer Science
5 104 (7.79%) Network Design
6 101 (7.57%) Software Engineering
7 86 (6.44%) Network Management
8 82 (6.14%) Kalman Filter
9 70 (5.24%) FPGA Design
10 69 (5.17%) Service Delivery
10 69 (5.17%) Time Management
11 66 (4.94%) Cybersecurity
12 61 (4.57%) Presales
12 61 (4.57%) Project Management
13 57 (4.27%) Change Management
13 57 (4.27%) Disaster Recovery
14 55 (4.12%) Requirements Gathering
15 54 (4.04%) Stakeholder Management
15 54 (4.04%) Validation
16 53 (3.97%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 146 (10.94%) C++
2 143 (10.71%) C
3 87 (6.52%) Python
4 47 (3.52%) SQL
5 38 (2.85%) MATLAB
6 35 (2.62%) PowerShell
7 26 (1.95%) JavaScript
8 14 (1.05%) TypeScript
9 9 (0.67%) Java
10 5 (0.37%) Embedded C
10 5 (0.37%) Embedded C++
11 4 (0.30%) Objective-C
12 2 (0.15%) C#
12 2 (0.15%) PHP
12 2 (0.15%) Ruby
13 1 (0.075%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.075%) Go
13 1 (0.075%) Perl
13 1 (0.075%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 259 (19.40%) Cisco Certification
2 190 (14.23%) CCNP
3 150 (11.24%) Degree
4 125 (9.36%) CCNA
5 50 (3.75%) Microsoft Certification
6 46 (3.45%) PhD
7 45 (3.37%) CCIE
8 36 (2.70%) Computer Science Degree
9 32 (2.40%) Security Cleared
10 28 (2.10%) CCDP
11 26 (1.95%) DBS Check
12 23 (1.72%) MCP
12 23 (1.72%) MCSE
13 21 (1.57%) CCIE Service Provider
14 16 (1.20%) MCITP
15 14 (1.05%) JNCIS
16 12 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
16 12 (0.90%) CISSP
16 12 (0.90%) JNCIA
16 12 (0.90%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (5.62%) SLA
2 20 (1.50%) GDPR
3 19 (1.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (1.05%) NIST
5 13 (0.97%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.45%) NCSC
6 6 (0.45%) QA
7 4 (0.30%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.22%) COBIT
8 3 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (0.22%) Def Stans
8 3 (0.22%) GRC
8 3 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 2 (0.15%) HIPAA
9 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 2 (0.15%) PMO
10 1 (0.075%) Accessibility
10 1 (0.075%) ISO 31000
10 1 (0.075%) MISRA
System Software
1 285 (21.35%) Active Directory
2 136 (10.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 112 (8.39%) Firmware
3 112 (8.39%) Hyper-V
4 39 (2.92%) Virtual Servers
5 32 (2.40%) XenApp
6 26 (1.95%) Docker
7 24 (1.80%) Virtual Machines
8 19 (1.42%) vSphere
9 12 (0.90%) VMware Workstation
10 11 (0.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 10 (0.75%) RHEV
12 9 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
13 7 (0.52%) XenDesktop
14 6 (0.45%) ProxySG
15 4 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
16 2 (0.15%) KVM
16 2 (0.15%) OpenAM
16 2 (0.15%) OpenIDM
16 2 (0.15%) RACF
Systems Management
1 70 (5.24%) Microsoft Intune
2 38 (2.85%) SCCM
3 26 (1.95%) FortiGate
3 26 (1.95%) Graylog
3 26 (1.95%) Kibana
4 19 (1.42%) Ansible
4 19 (1.42%) Cisco CUCM
5 17 (1.27%) WSUS
6 16 (1.20%) Cisco Prime
6 16 (1.20%) Single Sign-On
7 15 (1.12%) Cisco UCCX
8 9 (0.67%) SolarWinds Orion
9 8 (0.60%) Nessus
9 8 (0.60%) Stealthwatch
10 7 (0.52%) vCenter Server
11 6 (0.45%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 6 (0.45%) Terraform
12 5 (0.37%) AirWatch
12 5 (0.37%) Kubernetes
12 5 (0.37%) Nmap
Vendors
1 442 (33.11%) Cisco
2 333 (24.94%) Microsoft
3 183 (13.71%) VMware
4 120 (8.99%) Meraki
5 112 (8.39%) Palo Alto
6 73 (5.47%) Citrix
7 71 (5.32%) Xilinx
8 70 (5.24%) Aruba
8 70 (5.24%) Intel
9 58 (4.34%) CheckPoint
10 56 (4.19%) Apple
11 53 (3.97%) Juniper
12 50 (3.75%) F5
13 46 (3.45%) SolarWinds
14 43 (3.22%) Fortinet
15 36 (2.70%) HP
16 34 (2.55%) Veeam
17 28 (2.10%) Mitel
18 27 (2.02%) ServiceNow
19 25 (1.87%) Databricks