Period
to 29 July 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 29 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wireless
UK
6 months to
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 284 225 234
Rank change year-on-year -59 +9 +39
Permanent jobs citing Wireless 1,314 1,045 2,157
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.16% 1.51% 1.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.99% 9.88% 9.59%
Number of salaries quoted 951 851 1,644
10th Percentile £26,250 £28,500 £23,000
25th Percentile £35,750 £34,250 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £43,750
Median % change year-on-year - +14.29% -7.89%
75th Percentile £60,000 £66,250 £56,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £77,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £47,538 £41,500
% change year-on-year -5.34% +14.55% -7.78%

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 14,616 10,582 22,487
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.95% 15.33% 15.62%
Number of salaries quoted 10,218 8,466 17,209
10th Percentile £28,000 £28,500 £25,750
25th Percentile £36,750 £36,250 £32,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +11.11% -3.23%
75th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £62,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £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 29 July 2021.

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 29 July 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 -64 1,167 £50,000 - 316
UK excluding London -10 991 £45,000 -5.34% 290
North of England +51 428 £55,000 +7.84% 76
Yorkshire +60 302 £55,000 +8.91% 29
Work from Home -93 265 £55,000 -12.00% 42
London -167 242 £60,000 - 44
South East -80 186 £43,500 -15.06% 65
Midlands -45 134 £37,500 -11.76% 41
South West -60 106 £36,500 -8.75% 38
North West -52 99 £42,500 -19.05% 41
West Midlands -56 83 £42,500 +2.41% 23
Scotland -33 69 £36,250 -31.60% 14
East Midlands -15 51 £37,500 -16.67% 18
East of England -77 49 £42,500 -5.56% 51
North East -5 27 £43,500 +12.26% 6
Wales -30 12 £37,000 +13.85% 4
Channel Islands - 8 £80,000 -

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 471 (35.84%) Cisco
2 446 (33.94%) Firewall
3 345 (26.26%) Microsoft
4 301 (22.91%) LAN
5 289 (21.99%) WAN
6 288 (21.92%) Windows
7 281 (21.39%) Cisco Certification
8 273 (20.78%) Social Skills
9 262 (19.94%) Wi-Fi
10 248 (18.87%) Microsoft 365
11 244 (18.57%) Active Directory
12 219 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
13 215 (16.36%) Linux
14 209 (15.91%) TCP/IP
15 203 (15.45%) Azure
16 178 (13.55%) Windows Server
17 174 (13.24%) DNS
18 165 (12.56%) VPN
19 163 (12.40%) CCNP
20 157 (11.95%) DHCP
21 155 (11.80%) Telecoms
22 153 (11.64%) VMware
23 152 (11.57%) CCNA
24 146 (11.11%) C
24 146 (11.11%) C++
25 137 (10.43%) Degree
26 136 (10.35%) Palo Alto
26 136 (10.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
27 134 (10.20%) Data Centre
28 130 (9.89%) Ethernet

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 59 (4.49%) SharePoint
2 50 (3.81%) MS Exchange
3 23 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2013
3 23 (1.75%) Skype for Business
4 19 (1.45%) Apache Spark
5 7 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
6 6 (0.46%) Confluence
6 6 (0.46%) nginx
7 4 (0.30%) Apache Airflow
8 3 (0.23%) Apache
8 3 (0.23%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.23%) IIS
9 2 (0.15%) CMS
9 2 (0.15%) Headless CMS
10 1 (0.076%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.076%) WordPress
Applications
1 107 (8.14%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (1.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (1.22%) SOLIDWORKS
4 12 (0.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.46%) Siemens NX
5 6 (0.46%) Solid Edge
6 4 (0.30%) Figma
6 4 (0.30%) Sketch
7 2 (0.15%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.076%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.076%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 6 (0.46%) Teamcenter
2 5 (0.38%) SAP Business One
3 4 (0.30%) Shopify
4 3 (0.23%) Sage 200
5 2 (0.15%) Elite 3E
5 2 (0.15%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.15%) SAP Hybris
5 2 (0.15%) Sentinel
6 1 (0.076%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 248 (18.87%) Microsoft 365
2 203 (15.45%) Azure
3 82 (6.24%) AWS
4 30 (2.28%) Azure Active Directory
5 22 (1.67%) OneDrive
6 18 (1.37%) AWS IoT
7 17 (1.29%) Google Workspace
8 10 (0.76%) GCP
9 9 (0.68%) IaaS
9 9 (0.68%) SaaS
10 7 (0.53%) Slack
11 6 (0.46%) PaaS
12 4 (0.30%) Google Data Studio
13 3 (0.23%) Azure Sentinel
13 3 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
13 3 (0.23%) Dynamics 365
14 2 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
14 2 (0.15%) GitHub
14 2 (0.15%) Mimecast
14 2 (0.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 446 (33.94%) Firewall
2 301 (22.91%) LAN
3 289 (21.99%) WAN
4 262 (19.94%) Wi-Fi
5 209 (15.91%) TCP/IP
6 174 (13.24%) DNS
7 165 (12.56%) VPN
8 157 (11.95%) DHCP
9 130 (9.89%) Ethernet
10 125 (9.51%) Internet
11 121 (9.21%) VLAN
12 118 (8.98%) Network Security
13 114 (8.68%) MPLS
14 100 (7.61%) BGP
15 99 (7.53%) Broadband
16 91 (6.93%) Cisco ASA
17 86 (6.54%) OSPF
18 80 (6.09%) VoIP
19 75 (5.71%) IPsec
20 68 (5.18%) SD-WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (2.82%) SQL Server
2 19 (1.45%) Apache Hive
2 19 (1.45%) Big Data
2 19 (1.45%) Data Lake
2 19 (1.45%) Hadoop
2 19 (1.45%) HBase
3 6 (0.46%) Amazon RDS
3 6 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (0.38%) Crystal Reports
4 5 (0.38%) MySQL
5 4 (0.30%) BigQuery
6 3 (0.23%) MariaDB
7 2 (0.15%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.15%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.15%) Power BI
8 1 (0.076%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.076%) GIS
8 1 (0.076%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.076%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 27 (2.05%) Git (software)
2 12 (0.91%) JIRA
3 10 (0.76%) Sonatype Nexus
4 8 (0.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 6 (0.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 5 (0.38%) GitLab
7 4 (0.30%) ESLint
7 4 (0.30%) gulp
8 2 (0.15%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.076%) Burp Suite
9 1 (0.076%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.076%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.076%) Metasploit
9 1 (0.076%) MSTest
9 1 (0.076%) NUnit
9 1 (0.076%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.076%) sqlmap
9 1 (0.076%) Subversion
General
1 273 (20.78%) Social Skills
2 155 (11.80%) Telecoms
3 84 (6.39%) Finance
4 48 (3.65%) Manufacturing
5 46 (3.50%) Public Sector
5 46 (3.50%) Retail
6 38 (2.89%) Analytical Skills
7 30 (2.28%) Electronics
8 26 (1.98%) Marketing
9 22 (1.67%) Games
10 20 (1.52%) Law
11 18 (1.37%) Banking
12 16 (1.22%) Legal
13 15 (1.14%) Organisational Skills
14 14 (1.07%) Automotive
15 13 (0.99%) Influencing Skills
16 11 (0.84%) Presentation Skills
17 9 (0.68%) Documentation Skills
17 9 (0.68%) Inclusion and Diversity
18 7 (0.53%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 251 (19.10%) Network Engineer
2 110 (8.37%) Trainee
3 107 (8.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 94 (7.15%) Support Engineer
5 91 (6.93%) IT Engineer
6 89 (6.77%) DSP Engineer
6 89 (6.77%) Senior DSP Engineer
7 85 (6.47%) Design Engineer
8 76 (5.78%) Wireless Engineer
9 69 (5.25%) Administrator
10 66 (5.02%) Architect
11 64 (4.87%) IT Support
12 59 (4.49%) IT Administrator
13 58 (4.41%) Analyst
13 58 (4.41%) RF Engineer
13 58 (4.41%) Systems Engineer
14 57 (4.34%) Ethical Hacker
15 54 (4.11%) FPGA Engineer
15 54 (4.11%) Network Administrator
15 54 (4.11%) Senior FPGA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (6.77%) 802.1X
2 59 (4.49%) HTML
3 58 (4.41%) CSS
4 41 (3.12%) XMPP
5 35 (2.66%) RESTful
6 22 (1.67%) React
7 21 (1.60%) AngularJS
8 16 (1.22%) Yocto
9 11 (0.84%) JSON
10 10 (0.76%) REST
11 7 (0.53%) .NET
12 6 (0.46%) LDAP
12 6 (0.46%) SAML
12 6 (0.46%) XML
13 4 (0.30%) Express
13 4 (0.30%) Node.js
13 4 (0.30%) POSIX
13 4 (0.30%) Sass
13 4 (0.30%) Vue.js
14 3 (0.23%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 134 (10.20%) Data Centre
2 113 (8.60%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 59 (4.49%) Verilog
4 58 (4.41%) VHDL
5 55 (4.19%) Algorithms
6 50 (3.81%) Self-Motivation
7 49 (3.73%) Embedded Systems
8 46 (3.50%) Driving Licence
9 42 (3.20%) Management Information System
10 37 (2.82%) Device Driver
11 19 (1.45%) Video Conferencing
12 18 (1.37%) Public Cloud
13 17 (1.29%) Internet of Things
14 16 (1.22%) ASTM
15 15 (1.14%) iPad
16 14 (1.07%) CCTV
16 14 (1.07%) Home Automation
16 14 (1.07%) iPhone
17 11 (0.84%) Clustering
18 10 (0.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 288 (21.92%) Windows
2 215 (16.36%) Linux
3 178 (13.55%) Windows Server
4 101 (7.69%) Windows 10
5 63 (4.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 61 (4.64%) Windows Server 2019
7 53 (4.03%) Windows Server 2016
8 43 (3.27%) Windows 7
9 29 (2.21%) Windows Server 2008
10 25 (1.90%) Android
10 25 (1.90%) Embedded Linux
11 15 (1.14%) Apple iOS
12 14 (1.07%) Mac OS
13 8 (0.61%) Windows 8
14 7 (0.53%) Mac OS X
15 6 (0.46%) CatOS
16 4 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
17 2 (0.15%) Unix
18 1 (0.076%) Solaris
18 1 (0.076%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 219 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
2 136 (10.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 127 (9.67%) ITIL
4 122 (9.28%) Cybersecurity
5 120 (9.13%) Computer Science
6 103 (7.84%) Network Management
7 93 (7.08%) Software Engineering
8 87 (6.62%) Network Design
9 80 (6.09%) Penetration Testing
10 75 (5.71%) Presales
11 68 (5.18%) Validation
12 66 (5.02%) Kalman Filter
13 64 (4.87%) Time Management
14 63 (4.79%) Project Management
15 62 (4.72%) Service Management
16 58 (4.41%) Change Management
16 58 (4.41%) Data Security
16 58 (4.41%) Ethical Hacking
17 57 (4.34%) FPGA Design
18 56 (4.26%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 146 (11.11%) C
1 146 (11.11%) C++
2 95 (7.23%) Python
3 62 (4.72%) SQL
4 45 (3.42%) MATLAB
5 40 (3.04%) PowerShell
6 31 (2.36%) JavaScript
7 18 (1.37%) TypeScript
8 15 (1.14%) Embedded C++
9 12 (0.91%) Embedded C
10 9 (0.68%) Java
11 6 (0.46%) Bash Shell
12 5 (0.38%) C#
13 4 (0.30%) VBScript
14 2 (0.15%) Go
14 2 (0.15%) Perl
14 2 (0.15%) PHP
15 1 (0.076%) Lua
Qualifications
1 281 (21.39%) Cisco Certification
2 163 (12.40%) CCNP
3 152 (11.57%) CCNA
4 137 (10.43%) Degree
5 109 (8.30%) Network+ Certification
6 60 (4.57%) PhD
7 59 (4.49%) A+ Certification
8 57 (4.34%) CompTIA Security+
9 54 (4.11%) CCIE
10 52 (3.96%) Security Cleared
11 51 (3.88%) Linux+ Certification
12 30 (2.28%) SC Cleared
13 26 (1.98%) Microsoft Certification
14 23 (1.75%) CCDP
15 16 (1.22%) Computer Science Degree
16 14 (1.07%) CISSP
17 13 (0.99%) CCIE Service Provider
17 13 (0.99%) Master's Degree
18 12 (0.91%) DBS Check
19 11 (0.84%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (5.02%) SLA
2 17 (1.29%) GDPR
3 11 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.76%) NIST
5 9 (0.68%) QA
6 5 (0.38%) Def Stans
6 5 (0.38%) MISRA
6 5 (0.38%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.30%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.23%) COBIT
8 3 (0.23%) GRC
8 3 (0.23%) NCSC
8 3 (0.23%) PMO
9 1 (0.076%) Accessibility
9 1 (0.076%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.076%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.076%) IEC 61508
9 1 (0.076%) ISO 31000
9 1 (0.076%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.076%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 244 (18.57%) Active Directory
2 121 (9.21%) Hyper-V
3 110 (8.37%) Firmware
4 107 (8.14%) VMware Infrastructure
5 26 (1.98%) RHEV
5 26 (1.98%) XenApp
6 25 (1.90%) Docker
7 17 (1.29%) vSphere
8 16 (1.22%) Virtual Servers
9 15 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
10 7 (0.53%) Virtual Desktop
11 6 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
12 5 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 5 (0.38%) XenDesktop
13 4 (0.30%) ProxySG
14 3 (0.23%) KVM
14 3 (0.23%) Terminal Server
15 2 (0.15%) VMware NSX
16 1 (0.076%) NLBS
Systems Management
1 48 (3.65%) SCCM
2 45 (3.42%) Microsoft Intune
3 34 (2.59%) Graylog
3 34 (2.59%) Kibana
4 28 (2.13%) FortiGate
5 22 (1.67%) Cisco CUCM
6 19 (1.45%) Cisco Prime
7 18 (1.37%) Cisco UCCX
8 16 (1.22%) Single Sign-On
9 13 (0.99%) Ansible
10 7 (0.53%) ServiceCenter
10 7 (0.53%) WSUS
11 6 (0.46%) Nagios
12 5 (0.38%) Kubernetes
12 5 (0.38%) SolarWinds Orion
12 5 (0.38%) Stealthwatch
12 5 (0.38%) Terraform
13 4 (0.30%) Cisco CME
13 4 (0.30%) Grafana
13 4 (0.30%) Suricata
Vendors
1 471 (35.84%) Cisco
2 345 (26.26%) Microsoft
3 153 (11.64%) VMware
4 136 (10.35%) Palo Alto
5 124 (9.44%) Meraki
6 75 (5.71%) CheckPoint
7 68 (5.18%) Juniper
8 66 (5.02%) Citrix
9 63 (4.79%) Intel
10 61 (4.64%) Fortinet
11 57 (4.34%) Xilinx
12 48 (3.65%) F5
13 46 (3.50%) Aruba
14 45 (3.42%) SolarWinds
15 41 (3.12%) Apple
16 38 (2.89%) HP
17 27 (2.05%) Mitel
18 23 (1.75%) Veeam
19 22 (1.67%) Google
19 22 (1.67%) Ruckus Wireless