Period
to 5 August 2020

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 5 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wireless
UK
6 months to
5 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 223 227 272
Rank change year-on-year +4 +45 -14
Permanent jobs citing Wireless 1,003 2,154 2,168
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.52% 1.51% 1.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.87% 9.65% 8.36%
Number of salaries quoted 865 1,761 1,937
Median annual salary £51,000 £45,000 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -8.16% +8.89%
10th Percentile £28,500 £23,250 £28,500
90th Percentile £78,250 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% +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 10,159 22,332 25,925
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.38% 15.62% 15.12%
Number of salaries quoted 7,926 16,837 20,518
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £28,500 £25,750 £25,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 5 August 2020.

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 5 August 2020. 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 0 909 £50,000 +11.11% 141
UK excluding London +13 651 £47,500 +11.76% 137
London +42 302 £60,000 +20.00% 18
South East +25 174 £52,500 +10.53% 42
North of England +21 169 £50,500 +48.18% 28
East of England +51 92 £42,500 -15.00% 20
North West +51 91 £52,500 +23.53% 13
Midlands -12 85 £43,250 +1.76% 19
South West +52 79 £42,500 +21.43% 14
Work from Home -24 76 £62,500 -3.85% 7
Yorkshire +3 67 £50,000 +117.39% 11
West Midlands -4 67 £41,598 -5.46% 8
Scotland +92 35 £50,000 -20.00% 8
Wales +34 18 £36,000 -10.00% 5
East Midlands +9 17 £43,750 +12.90% 10
North East +8 11 £40,000 -28.89% 4
Northern Ireland +8 1 £50,000 +25.00% 1

For the 6 months to 5 August 2020, 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.

1 551 (54.94%) Cisco
2 501 (49.95%) Firewall
3 400 (39.88%) WAN
4 377 (37.59%) LAN
5 349 (34.80%) Cisco Certification
6 258 (25.72%) Windows
7 253 (25.22%) Microsoft
8 235 (23.43%) CCNP
9 223 (22.23%) VPN
10 196 (19.54%) Active Directory
11 190 (18.94%) Data Centre
12 188 (18.74%) OSPF
13 181 (18.05%) BGP
13 181 (18.05%) CCNA
14 176 (17.55%) MPLS
15 164 (16.35%) TCP/IP
16 162 (16.15%) Azure
17 160 (15.95%) VMware
18 154 (15.35%) Palo Alto
19 153 (15.25%) Office 365
20 149 (14.86%) Cisco ASA
21 147 (14.66%) VoIP
21 147 (14.66%) Windows Server
22 143 (14.26%) Network Security
23 137 (13.66%) Linux
24 134 (13.36%) Cisco Nexus
25 132 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure
25 132 (13.16%) DNS
26 128 (12.76%) Wi-Fi
27 127 (12.66%) DHCP

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 37 (3.69%) SharePoint
2 32 (3.19%) MS Exchange
3 28 (2.79%) Skype for Business
4 25 (2.49%) IIS
5 16 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2010
6 13 (1.30%) Confluence
7 8 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
8 7 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (0.40%) IBM Notes
9 4 (0.40%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.100%) Drupal
10 1 (0.100%) Joomla!
10 1 (0.100%) Moodle
10 1 (0.100%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.100%) WordPress
Applications
1 102 (10.17%) Microsoft Office
2 34 (3.39%) MS Visio
3 33 (3.29%) Microsoft Excel
4 11 (1.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.100%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.40%) Infor M3
2 3 (0.30%) assyst
2 3 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.100%) C-CURE
Cloud Services
1 162 (16.15%) Azure
2 153 (15.25%) Office 365
3 53 (5.28%) AWS
4 36 (3.59%) Azure Active Directory
5 16 (1.60%) GCP
6 15 (1.50%) Cloud Computing
7 14 (1.40%) Route 53
8 12 (1.20%) Slack
9 9 (0.90%) GitHub
9 9 (0.90%) Mimecast
9 9 (0.90%) PaaS
10 8 (0.80%) IaaS
10 8 (0.80%) OneDrive
11 5 (0.50%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 5 (0.50%) G Suite
12 4 (0.40%) SaaS
12 4 (0.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 3 (0.30%) Amazon S3
13 3 (0.30%) AWS IoT
13 3 (0.30%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 501 (49.95%) Firewall
2 400 (39.88%) WAN
3 377 (37.59%) LAN
4 223 (22.23%) VPN
5 188 (18.74%) OSPF
6 181 (18.05%) BGP
7 176 (17.55%) MPLS
8 164 (16.35%) TCP/IP
9 149 (14.86%) Cisco ASA
10 147 (14.66%) VoIP
11 143 (14.26%) Network Security
12 134 (13.36%) Cisco Nexus
13 132 (13.16%) DNS
14 128 (12.76%) Wi-Fi
15 127 (12.66%) DHCP
16 119 (11.86%) VLAN
17 98 (9.77%) Cisco Wireless
18 83 (8.28%) Internet
19 81 (8.08%) EIGRP
20 77 (7.68%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (1.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (0.90%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (0.30%) Power BI
4 2 (0.20%) DB2
4 2 (0.20%) MySQL
5 1 (0.100%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.100%) Big Data
5 1 (0.100%) Cosmos DB
5 1 (0.100%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 32 (3.19%) Git (software)
2 25 (2.49%) JIRA
3 15 (1.50%) Jenkins
4 9 (0.90%) GCC
4 9 (0.90%) Sonatype Nexus
5 8 (0.80%) Eclipse
5 8 (0.80%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 3 (0.30%) GitLab
7 2 (0.20%) CF BOSH
7 2 (0.20%) CMake
7 2 (0.20%) Maven
7 2 (0.20%) Subversion
7 2 (0.20%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.100%) Android Studio
8 1 (0.100%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.100%) SCons
General
1 119 (11.86%) Telecoms
2 101 (10.07%) Finance
3 41 (4.09%) Law
4 32 (3.19%) Retail
5 27 (2.69%) Electronics
6 18 (1.79%) Public Sector
7 13 (1.30%) Banking
7 13 (1.30%) Manufacturing
8 12 (1.20%) Legal
9 9 (0.90%) Marketing
10 7 (0.70%) Automotive
11 6 (0.60%) Aerospace
12 5 (0.50%) Games
12 5 (0.50%) Local Government
13 4 (0.40%) Advertising
13 4 (0.40%) German Language
13 4 (0.40%) Italian Language
13 4 (0.40%) Mandarin Language
14 3 (0.30%) Back Office
14 3 (0.30%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 358 (35.69%) Network Engineer
2 102 (10.17%) Senior Network Engineer
3 91 (9.07%) Support Engineer
4 81 (8.08%) Analyst
5 67 (6.68%) Architect
6 66 (6.58%) IT Engineer
7 62 (6.18%) Cisco Engineer
8 58 (5.78%) Consultant
9 54 (5.38%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 54 (5.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 53 (5.28%) Network Support
11 48 (4.79%) IT Support
12 45 (4.49%) Wireless Engineer
13 42 (4.19%) Network Support Engineer
14 40 (3.99%) Network Analyst
15 38 (3.79%) Security Engineer
16 35 (3.49%) Software Engineer
17 32 (3.19%) Network Consultant
17 32 (3.19%) Support Analyst
18 30 (2.99%) Embedded Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (4.09%) 802.1X
2 25 (2.49%) .NET
3 21 (2.09%) XMPP
4 12 (1.20%) HTML
5 11 (1.10%) CSS
5 11 (1.10%) React
6 10 (1.00%) JSON
7 9 (0.90%) .NET Framework
7 9 (0.90%) AngularJS
8 8 (0.80%) RESTful
8 8 (0.80%) YAML
9 5 (0.50%) HTML5
9 5 (0.50%) LDAP
10 4 (0.40%) Middleware
11 3 (0.30%) Ember.js
11 3 (0.30%) jQuery
11 3 (0.30%) Laravel
11 3 (0.30%) Regular Expression
11 3 (0.30%) REST
11 3 (0.30%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 190 (18.94%) Data Centre
2 57 (5.68%) Analytical Skills
3 42 (4.19%) Management Information System
4 33 (3.29%) Driving Licence
5 31 (3.09%) Self-Motivation
6 24 (2.39%) User Experience
7 23 (2.29%) CCTV
8 21 (2.09%) Video Conferencing
9 20 (1.99%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 19 (1.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 17 (1.69%) Internet of Things
12 16 (1.60%) Security Operations Centre
13 14 (1.40%) Embedded Systems
13 14 (1.40%) Public Cloud
14 13 (1.30%) Clustering
14 13 (1.30%) Mobile App
14 13 (1.30%) Replication
15 11 (1.10%) Fat Client
15 11 (1.10%) Thin Client
16 10 (1.00%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 258 (25.72%) Windows
2 147 (14.66%) Windows Server
3 137 (13.66%) Linux
4 67 (6.68%) Windows 10
5 45 (4.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 45 (4.49%) Windows Server 2016
6 44 (4.39%) Windows Server 2012
7 40 (3.99%) Windows 7
8 27 (2.69%) Android
9 25 (2.49%) Windows Server 2019
10 20 (1.99%) Unix
11 19 (1.89%) Mac OS X
12 13 (1.30%) Apple iOS
13 11 (1.10%) Windows 8
14 9 (0.90%) CentOS
14 9 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
15 5 (0.50%) Debian
15 5 (0.50%) Solaris
16 4 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 4 (0.40%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (12.36%) ITIL
2 112 (11.17%) Problem-Solving
3 74 (7.38%) Network Monitoring
4 67 (6.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 65 (6.48%) Disaster Recovery
5 65 (6.48%) Project Management
6 57 (5.68%) Information Security
7 56 (5.58%) Cybersecurity
8 52 (5.18%) Presales
8 52 (5.18%) Software Engineering
9 51 (5.08%) Mentoring
10 49 (4.89%) Computer Science
10 49 (4.89%) Stakeholder Management
11 47 (4.69%) Agile Software Development
11 47 (4.69%) Network Design
12 45 (4.49%) DevOps
13 44 (4.39%) Service Delivery
14 43 (4.29%) Network Management
15 42 (4.19%) Load Balancing
16 39 (3.89%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 94 (9.37%) Python
2 84 (8.37%) C
3 69 (6.88%) C++
4 42 (4.19%) SQL
5 38 (3.79%) PowerShell
6 29 (2.89%) Embedded C
7 18 (1.79%) JavaScript
8 17 (1.69%) Java
9 10 (1.00%) PHP
10 9 (0.90%) Embedded C++
11 8 (0.80%) C#
12 7 (0.70%) Assembly Language
13 6 (0.60%) Bash Shell
14 4 (0.40%) MATLAB
14 4 (0.40%) Perl
15 3 (0.30%) ES6
16 2 (0.20%) Go
16 2 (0.20%) R
16 2 (0.20%) Ruby
17 1 (0.100%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 349 (34.80%) Cisco Certification
2 235 (23.43%) CCNP
3 181 (18.05%) CCNA
4 102 (10.17%) Degree
5 69 (6.88%) CCIE
6 55 (5.48%) Microsoft Certification
7 39 (3.89%) MCSE
8 32 (3.19%) CCDP
9 30 (2.99%) Security Cleared
10 28 (2.79%) Computer Science Degree
11 24 (2.39%) SC Cleared
12 16 (1.60%) CCIE Routing and Switching
12 16 (1.60%) CISSP
12 16 (1.60%) MCSA
13 15 (1.50%) MCP
14 13 (1.30%) CWNA
15 11 (1.10%) RHCSA
16 10 (1.00%) CEH
16 10 (1.00%) CSSLP
16 10 (1.00%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (5.98%) SLA
2 22 (2.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (1.89%) PCI DSS
4 14 (1.40%) GDPR
4 14 (1.40%) NIST
5 8 (0.80%) NCSC
6 6 (0.60%) QA
7 5 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials
8 4 (0.40%) PMO
9 3 (0.30%) GxP
9 3 (0.30%) MISRA
9 3 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.20%) ISO 22301
10 2 (0.20%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.100%) IEC 61508
11 1 (0.100%) JTAG
System Software
1 196 (19.54%) Active Directory
2 132 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 91 (9.07%) Hyper-V
4 45 (4.49%) Firmware
5 32 (3.19%) Virtual Servers
6 26 (2.59%) Virtual Machines
7 24 (2.39%) vSphere
8 20 (1.99%) Forefront TMG
8 20 (1.99%) ISA Server
8 20 (1.99%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 14 (1.40%) VMware ESXi
10 11 (1.10%) Docker
11 7 (0.70%) VMware NSX
12 4 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
13 3 (0.30%) VMware Workstation
14 2 (0.20%) BitLocker
15 1 (0.100%) NFS
15 1 (0.100%) Terminal Services
15 1 (0.100%) XenApp
15 1 (0.100%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 48 (4.79%) Cisco Prime
2 45 (4.49%) FortiGate
3 38 (3.79%) Ansible
4 33 (3.29%) SCCM
5 27 (2.69%) Cisco CUCM
6 17 (1.69%) Puppet
7 16 (1.60%) Opscode Chef
8 15 (1.50%) Cisco CME
8 15 (1.50%) Grafana
8 15 (1.50%) Nagios
9 14 (1.40%) Cisco UCCX
10 13 (1.30%) Microsoft Intune
11 12 (1.20%) WSUS
12 10 (1.00%) Single Sign-On
13 9 (0.90%) SCVMM
14 7 (0.70%) Stealthwatch
14 7 (0.70%) vCenter Server
15 6 (0.60%) Kubernetes
15 6 (0.60%) SolarWinds Orion
15 6 (0.60%) Terraform
Vendors
1 551 (54.94%) Cisco
2 253 (25.22%) Microsoft
3 160 (15.95%) VMware
4 154 (15.35%) Palo Alto
5 123 (12.26%) CheckPoint
6 111 (11.07%) Meraki
7 82 (8.18%) Juniper
8 79 (7.88%) Fortinet
9 73 (7.28%) HP
10 72 (7.18%) SolarWinds
11 68 (6.78%) F5
12 55 (5.48%) Aruba
13 49 (4.89%) Citrix
14 39 (3.89%) Riverbed
15 26 (2.59%) NetApp
15 26 (2.59%) Ruckus Wireless
16 24 (2.39%) Avaya
16 24 (2.39%) Splunk
17 23 (2.29%) Sophos
18 21 (2.09%) ServiceNow