Period
to 25 October 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 25 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wireless
UK
6 months to
25 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 237 219 279
Rank change year-on-year -18 +60 -16
Permanent jobs citing Wireless 663 2,102 2,004
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.36% 1.54% 1.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.91% 9.93% 8.20%
Number of salaries quoted 562 1,555 1,821
Median annual salary £50,000 £42,550 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.51% -14.90% +5.26%
10th Percentile £27,250 £23,500 £29,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £71,700 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
% 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 7,444 21,161 24,442
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.24% 15.54% 14.86%
Number of salaries quoted 5,944 16,292 19,303
Median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% -3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,750 £25,750 £26,000
90th Percentile £81,250 £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 25 October 2020.

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 25 October 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 -13 607 £50,000 +17.65% 167
UK excluding London -10 439 £45,000 +12.50% 147
London +30 197 £65,000 +34.02% 33
North of England +9 130 £45,000 +38.46% 42
South East +18 109 £45,000 -5.26% 37
North West +60 67 £45,000 +20.00% 23
Work from Home +5 66 £47,500 -25.20% 21
Midlands -37 61 £44,000 +6.02% 19
Yorkshire +4 60 £41,000 +64.00% 18
East of England +85 57 £47,500 -5.00% 19
South West +23 50 £45,000 +28.57% 18
West Midlands -33 46 £44,000 -2.22% 13
Scotland +76 17 £47,575 -20.71% 4
Wales +39 16 £30,000 -29.41% 6
East Midlands +48 13 £42,500 +9.68% 6
North East +15 3 £40,000 +14.29% 1

For the 6 months to 25 October 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.

1 337 (50.83%) Cisco
2 288 (43.44%) Firewall
3 273 (41.18%) WAN
4 256 (38.61%) LAN
5 208 (31.37%) Cisco Certification
6 182 (27.45%) Microsoft
7 165 (24.89%) Windows
8 163 (24.59%) VPN
9 154 (23.23%) Active Directory
10 144 (21.72%) CCNP
11 139 (20.97%) Azure
12 134 (20.21%) BGP
13 129 (19.46%) OSPF
13 129 (19.46%) Office 365
14 128 (19.31%) MPLS
15 116 (17.50%) CCNA
16 106 (15.99%) Linux
16 106 (15.99%) Wi-Fi
17 103 (15.54%) Palo Alto
18 102 (15.38%) DNS
19 99 (14.93%) Network Security
19 99 (14.93%) Cisco ASA
20 98 (14.78%) Data Centre
21 97 (14.63%) VMware
22 94 (14.18%) Windows Server
23 93 (14.03%) Python
24 90 (13.57%) Microsoft Office
24 90 (13.57%) Finance
25 88 (13.27%) DHCP
26 84 (12.67%) Telecoms

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 35 (5.28%) SharePoint
2 33 (4.98%) Skype for Business
3 20 (3.02%) MS Exchange
4 17 (2.56%) IIS
5 8 (1.21%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (0.60%) Confluence
7 4 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.45%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.30%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.15%) DNN
10 1 (0.15%) Drupal
10 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.15%) Joomla!
10 1 (0.15%) Moodle
10 1 (0.15%) WordPress
Applications
1 90 (13.57%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (3.77%) MS Visio
3 12 (1.81%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (0.75%) Carpe Diem
Cloud Services
1 139 (20.97%) Azure
2 129 (19.46%) Office 365
3 43 (6.49%) AWS
4 39 (5.88%) Azure Active Directory
5 23 (3.47%) Route 53
5 23 (3.47%) Slack
6 22 (3.32%) GCP
7 6 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (0.90%) IaaS
7 6 (0.90%) Mimecast
8 5 (0.75%) Power Platform
8 5 (0.75%) SaaS
9 3 (0.45%) PaaS
9 3 (0.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.30%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.30%) AWS IoT
10 2 (0.30%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 2 (0.30%) Power Automate
10 2 (0.30%) PowerApps
11 1 (0.15%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 288 (43.44%) Firewall
2 273 (41.18%) WAN
3 256 (38.61%) LAN
4 163 (24.59%) VPN
5 134 (20.21%) BGP
6 129 (19.46%) OSPF
7 128 (19.31%) MPLS
8 106 (15.99%) Wi-Fi
9 102 (15.38%) DNS
10 99 (14.93%) Cisco ASA
10 99 (14.93%) Network Security
11 88 (13.27%) DHCP
12 82 (12.37%) VoIP
13 80 (12.07%) TCP/IP
14 76 (11.46%) Cisco Nexus
15 75 (11.31%) VLAN
16 57 (8.60%) SNMP
17 56 (8.45%) Internet
18 53 (7.99%) Cisco Wireless
19 51 (7.69%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (2.71%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.51%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (0.75%) Power BI
4 3 (0.45%) Apache Hive
4 3 (0.45%) Big Data
4 3 (0.45%) Data Lake
4 3 (0.45%) Hadoop
4 3 (0.45%) HBase
5 1 (0.15%) MySQL
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.15%) Redis
5 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 15 (2.26%) Git (software)
2 12 (1.81%) Sonatype Nexus
3 7 (1.06%) JIRA
4 6 (0.90%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.30%) GitLab
5 2 (0.30%) Subversion
General
1 90 (13.57%) Finance
2 84 (12.67%) Telecoms
3 25 (3.77%) Law
4 20 (3.02%) Electronics
5 13 (1.96%) Legal
5 13 (1.96%) Manufacturing
6 11 (1.66%) Public Sector
6 11 (1.66%) Retail
7 6 (0.90%) Financial Institution
7 6 (0.90%) Mandarin Language
8 5 (0.75%) Banking
9 4 (0.60%) Marketing
10 3 (0.45%) Advertising
10 3 (0.45%) Automotive
10 3 (0.45%) Back Office
10 3 (0.45%) Local Government
10 3 (0.45%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.30%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.30%) Military
11 2 (0.30%) Police
Job Titles
1 226 (34.09%) Network Engineer
2 70 (10.56%) Analyst
3 69 (10.41%) Architect
4 64 (9.65%) Senior Network Engineer
5 39 (5.88%) Support Engineer
6 37 (5.58%) Cisco Engineer
7 34 (5.13%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 32 (4.83%) Network Architect
9 30 (4.52%) Wireless Engineer
10 26 (3.92%) Support Analyst
11 25 (3.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 25 (3.77%) Network Support
12 24 (3.62%) Network Support Engineer
13 23 (3.47%) Security Engineer
13 23 (3.47%) Software Engineer
14 22 (3.32%) IT Engineer
14 22 (3.32%) IT Manager
14 22 (3.32%) Network Analyst
14 22 (3.32%) Systems Engineer
15 21 (3.17%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (4.37%) 802.1X
2 15 (2.26%) .NET
2 15 (2.26%) .NET Framework
3 14 (2.11%) XMPP
4 8 (1.21%) HTML
5 7 (1.06%) RESTful
5 7 (1.06%) YAML
6 6 (0.90%) JSON
7 5 (0.75%) EDI
7 5 (0.75%) Middleware
8 4 (0.60%) CSS
8 4 (0.60%) LDAP
8 4 (0.60%) React
8 4 (0.60%) Regular Expression
9 3 (0.45%) REST
10 2 (0.30%) AngularJS
10 2 (0.30%) Ember.js
10 2 (0.30%) Laravel
10 2 (0.30%) Spine.js
10 2 (0.30%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 98 (14.78%) Data Centre
2 32 (4.83%) Management Information System
3 24 (3.62%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (2.56%) Mobile App
5 15 (2.26%) Clustering
6 14 (2.11%) Driving Licence
6 14 (2.11%) Fat Client
6 14 (2.11%) Thin Client
7 12 (1.81%) Security Operations Centre
7 12 (1.81%) Self-Motivation
8 10 (1.51%) Replication
8 10 (1.51%) Smartphone
9 9 (1.36%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 9 (1.36%) Video Conferencing
10 8 (1.21%) Algorithms
10 8 (1.21%) Embedded Systems
10 8 (1.21%) Hybrid Cloud
10 8 (1.21%) Public Cloud
10 8 (1.21%) User Experience
11 7 (1.06%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 165 (24.89%) Windows
2 106 (15.99%) Linux
3 94 (14.18%) Windows Server
4 46 (6.94%) Windows 10
5 32 (4.83%) Windows Server 2016
6 26 (3.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 25 (3.77%) Windows Server 2012
8 24 (3.62%) Mac OS X
9 23 (3.47%) Windows 7
10 22 (3.32%) Android
11 18 (2.71%) Windows Server 2019
12 15 (2.26%) Apple iOS
13 6 (0.90%) CentOS
14 4 (0.60%) Unix
15 3 (0.45%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.45%) Windows 8
16 2 (0.30%) Debian
16 2 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 2 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
16 2 (0.30%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (9.95%) Network Monitoring
2 65 (9.80%) Problem-Solving
3 63 (9.50%) ITIL
4 48 (7.24%) Cybersecurity
4 48 (7.24%) Project Management
5 41 (6.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 39 (5.88%) Information Security
7 37 (5.58%) Mentoring
8 34 (5.13%) B2B
8 34 (5.13%) IT Strategy
9 32 (4.83%) DevOps
9 32 (4.83%) Low Latency
10 30 (4.52%) Presales
11 29 (4.37%) Penetration Testing
11 29 (4.37%) Service Delivery
12 28 (4.22%) Agile Software Development
13 27 (4.07%) Software Engineering
14 26 (3.92%) Network Design
15 25 (3.77%) Computer Science
15 25 (3.77%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 93 (14.03%) Python
2 53 (7.99%) C
3 34 (5.13%) C++
4 33 (4.98%) PowerShell
5 31 (4.68%) SQL
6 19 (2.87%) Java
7 12 (1.81%) MATLAB
8 9 (1.36%) Embedded C
9 7 (1.06%) JavaScript
10 4 (0.60%) Bash Shell
11 3 (0.45%) Embedded C++
11 3 (0.45%) Go
12 2 (0.30%) C#
12 2 (0.30%) ES6
12 2 (0.30%) PHP
13 1 (0.15%) Assembly Language
13 1 (0.15%) Lisp
13 1 (0.15%) Perl
13 1 (0.15%) R
13 1 (0.15%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 208 (31.37%) Cisco Certification
2 144 (21.72%) CCNP
3 116 (17.50%) CCNA
4 63 (9.50%) Degree
5 46 (6.94%) CCIE
6 38 (5.73%) Microsoft Certification
7 31 (4.68%) MCSE
8 21 (3.17%) CISSP
9 19 (2.87%) CISM
10 16 (2.41%) CSSLP
11 15 (2.26%) Security Cleared
12 14 (2.11%) MCP
13 11 (1.66%) CCDP
13 11 (1.66%) Master's Degree
13 11 (1.66%) SC Cleared
14 10 (1.51%) LPIC
15 9 (1.36%) ITIL Certification
16 8 (1.21%) DBS Check
16 8 (1.21%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 7 (1.06%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (5.13%) SLA
2 17 (2.56%) GDPR
3 16 (2.41%) NIST
4 15 (2.26%) PCI DSS
5 12 (1.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.60%) NCSC
7 2 (0.30%) COBIT
7 2 (0.30%) QA
8 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.15%) PMO
8 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 154 (23.23%) Active Directory
2 82 (12.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (7.24%) Hyper-V
4 21 (3.17%) Forefront TMG
4 21 (3.17%) ISA Server
5 20 (3.02%) Virtual Servers
6 16 (2.41%) Firmware
7 15 (2.26%) Virtual Machines
8 11 (1.66%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 10 (1.51%) Docker
9 10 (1.51%) vSphere
10 7 (1.06%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.60%) BitLocker
11 4 (0.60%) VMware Server
11 4 (0.60%) XenApp
12 2 (0.30%) VMware NSX
12 2 (0.30%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.15%) NFS
13 1 (0.15%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.15%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 41 (6.18%) Ansible
2 33 (4.98%) FortiGate
3 28 (4.22%) Puppet
4 27 (4.07%) Nagios
5 26 (3.92%) Opscode Chef
6 23 (3.47%) Grafana
7 20 (3.02%) Cisco Prime
8 19 (2.87%) SCCM
9 18 (2.71%) Microsoft Intune
10 16 (2.41%) Cisco CUCM
11 15 (2.26%) WSUS
12 10 (1.51%) Cisco UCCX
13 9 (1.36%) SCVMM
13 9 (1.36%) Single Sign-On
14 6 (0.90%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 5 (0.75%) Cisco CME
15 5 (0.75%) Terraform
15 5 (0.75%) vCenter Server
16 4 (0.60%) Stealthwatch
17 3 (0.45%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 337 (50.83%) Cisco
2 182 (27.45%) Microsoft
3 103 (15.54%) Palo Alto
4 97 (14.63%) VMware
5 64 (9.65%) CheckPoint
6 62 (9.35%) Fortinet
7 60 (9.05%) Meraki
8 50 (7.54%) Juniper
9 48 (7.24%) F5
10 46 (6.94%) SolarWinds
11 36 (5.43%) Riverbed
12 31 (4.68%) Splunk
13 30 (4.52%) Avaya
14 28 (4.22%) Aruba
15 26 (3.92%) HP
16 23 (3.47%) Sophos
17 22 (3.32%) Ruckus Wireless
18 21 (3.17%) Citrix
19 17 (2.56%) Veeam
20 12 (1.81%) NetApp