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

Wireless
UK
6 months to
25 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 236 236 250
Rank change year-on-year 0 +14 -6
Permanent jobs citing Wireless 1,334 2,127 2,373
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.45% 1.47% 1.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.71% 9.43% 9.04%
Number of salaries quoted 1,190 1,900 2,107
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,250 £28,500
90th Percentile £76,250 £74,325 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +8.43%

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 13,736 22,559 26,245
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.89% 15.55% 15.09%
Number of salaries quoted 10,758 17,137 20,823
Median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.53% +1.09% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,000 £26,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £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 May 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 25 May 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 +9 1,227 £48,000 +3.23% 106
UK excluding London 0 869 £47,500 +5.56% 95
London +38 384 £52,500 - 18
South East +16 269 £52,500 +10.53% 26
North of England -13 207 £45,000 +20.00% 16
East of England +46 128 £45,000 -5.26% 23
North West +41 122 £50,000 +5.26% 8
South West +49 119 £42,500 - 14
Work from Home -33 108 £62,500 -3.85% 7
Midlands -7 99 £39,000 -8.24% 9
West Midlands +7 80 £41,500 -5.68% 6
Yorkshire -25 71 £41,250 +79.35% 7
Scotland +40 29 £52,500 -16.00% 5
East Midlands -7 19 £38,067 -4.83% 3
Wales +5 14 £36,978 -11.96% 1
North East -5 14 £35,000 -44.00% 1
Northern Ireland +10 5 £50,000 +25.00% 1

For the 6 months to 25 May 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.

1 667 (50.00%) Cisco
2 627 (47.00%) Firewall
3 446 (33.43%) WAN
4 434 (32.53%) LAN
5 433 (32.46%) Cisco Certification
6 366 (27.44%) Windows
7 340 (25.49%) Microsoft
8 307 (23.01%) CCNP
9 255 (19.12%) Active Directory
10 247 (18.52%) VPN
11 244 (18.29%) Data Centre
12 238 (17.84%) VMware
13 234 (17.54%) TCP/IP
14 206 (15.44%) Windows Server
15 193 (14.47%) ITIL
16 191 (14.32%) VoIP
17 189 (14.17%) BGP
18 188 (14.09%) VMware Infrastructure
19 185 (13.87%) Telecoms
20 184 (13.79%) Cisco ASA
21 180 (13.49%) OSPF
21 180 (13.49%) Problem-Solving
22 179 (13.42%) Azure
23 177 (13.27%) Office 365
23 177 (13.27%) Meraki
24 176 (13.19%) Network Security
25 175 (13.12%) CCNA
26 174 (13.04%) Wi-Fi
27 167 (12.52%) MPLS
28 160 (11.99%) Palo Alto

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 63 (4.72%) MS Exchange
2 29 (2.17%) SharePoint
3 25 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2010
4 23 (1.72%) Skype for Business
5 16 (1.20%) Confluence
6 14 (1.05%) IIS
7 9 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (0.30%) IBM Notes
8 4 (0.30%) Office Communications Server
9 3 (0.22%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.15%) Apache
11 1 (0.075%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.075%) WebSphere
Applications
1 113 (8.47%) Microsoft Office
2 76 (5.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 61 (4.57%) MS Visio
4 27 (2.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.15%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.075%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Business Applications
1 4 (0.30%) assyst
1 4 (0.30%) Infor M3
1 4 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.075%) C-CURE
Cloud Services
1 179 (13.42%) Azure
2 177 (13.27%) Office 365
3 69 (5.17%) AWS
4 23 (1.72%) Azure Active Directory
5 20 (1.50%) Cloud Computing
6 17 (1.27%) GitHub
7 16 (1.20%) PaaS
8 14 (1.05%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 13 (0.97%) IaaS
10 12 (0.90%) OneDrive
11 10 (0.75%) G Suite
12 9 (0.67%) Mimecast
13 7 (0.52%) Power Platform
14 5 (0.37%) SaaS
15 4 (0.30%) GCP
15 4 (0.30%) PowerApps
16 3 (0.22%) AWS IoT
16 3 (0.22%) Dynamics 365
16 3 (0.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 2 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 627 (47.00%) Firewall
2 446 (33.43%) WAN
3 434 (32.53%) LAN
4 247 (18.52%) VPN
5 234 (17.54%) TCP/IP
6 191 (14.32%) VoIP
7 189 (14.17%) BGP
8 184 (13.79%) Cisco ASA
9 180 (13.49%) OSPF
10 176 (13.19%) Network Security
11 174 (13.04%) Wi-Fi
12 167 (12.52%) MPLS
13 150 (11.24%) Cisco Nexus
14 148 (11.09%) DNS
15 147 (11.02%) VLAN
16 140 (10.49%) DHCP
17 112 (8.40%) Internet
18 107 (8.02%) Cisco Wireless
19 106 (7.95%) WLAN
20 105 (7.87%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (2.10%) SQL Server
2 7 (0.52%) MySQL
3 3 (0.22%) DB2
3 3 (0.22%) Power BI
3 3 (0.22%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.15%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (0.15%) Big Data
4 2 (0.15%) Cosmos DB
4 2 (0.15%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.15%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 35 (2.62%) Git (software)
2 33 (2.47%) JIRA
3 23 (1.72%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 17 (1.27%) GCC
5 16 (1.20%) Eclipse
6 12 (0.90%) Jenkins
7 10 (0.75%) Subversion
8 5 (0.37%) GitLab
8 5 (0.37%) Sonatype Nexus
9 4 (0.30%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.22%) Octopus Deploy
11 2 (0.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (0.15%) AutoIt
11 2 (0.15%) CF BOSH
11 2 (0.15%) Chocolatey
11 2 (0.15%) CMake
11 2 (0.15%) Hudson
11 2 (0.15%) Katalon Studio
11 2 (0.15%) Rational DOORS
11 2 (0.15%) Rational Quality Manager
General
1 185 (13.87%) Telecoms
2 86 (6.45%) Finance
3 45 (3.37%) Electronics
4 44 (3.30%) Law
4 44 (3.30%) Retail
5 25 (1.87%) Public Sector
6 24 (1.80%) Legal
7 19 (1.42%) Banking
8 17 (1.27%) Marketing
9 15 (1.12%) Automotive
10 13 (0.97%) Games
11 12 (0.90%) Manufacturing
12 11 (0.82%) Advertising
13 9 (0.67%) Local Government
14 8 (0.60%) Aerospace
15 5 (0.37%) Billing
16 4 (0.30%) German Language
16 4 (0.30%) Italian Language
16 4 (0.30%) Military
17 3 (0.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 371 (27.81%) Network Engineer
2 153 (11.47%) Support Engineer
3 119 (8.92%) Senior Network Engineer
4 113 (8.47%) Analyst
5 101 (7.57%) IT Engineer
6 95 (7.12%) Consultant
7 79 (5.92%) IT Support
8 70 (5.25%) Cisco Engineer
9 69 (5.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 60 (4.50%) Architect
10 60 (4.50%) Wireless Engineer
11 55 (4.12%) Network Consultant
11 55 (4.12%) Network Support
12 51 (3.82%) Embedded Engineer
12 51 (3.82%) IT Support Engineer
12 51 (3.82%) Support Analyst
13 50 (3.75%) 3rd Line Support
13 50 (3.75%) Cisco Network Engineer
14 46 (3.45%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 46 (3.45%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (2.70%) .NET
1 36 (2.70%) 802.1X
2 19 (1.42%) CSS
2 19 (1.42%) React
3 18 (1.35%) AngularJS
4 16 (1.20%) HTML
4 16 (1.20%) JSON
5 12 (0.90%) XMPP
6 11 (0.82%) HTML5
7 9 (0.67%) LDAP
8 8 (0.60%) jQuery
9 7 (0.52%) RESTful
10 6 (0.45%) Middleware
11 5 (0.37%) ADSI
11 5 (0.37%) COM
11 5 (0.37%) REST
11 5 (0.37%) Web Services
11 5 (0.37%) YAML
12 4 (0.30%) CSS3
12 4 (0.30%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 244 (18.29%) Data Centre
2 71 (5.32%) Analytical Skills
3 61 (4.57%) CCTV
4 57 (4.27%) Self-Motivation
5 50 (3.75%) User Experience
6 44 (3.30%) Management Information System
7 38 (2.85%) Driving Licence
8 36 (2.70%) Video Conferencing
9 33 (2.47%) Embedded Systems
10 29 (2.17%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 29 (2.17%) Internet of Things
11 22 (1.65%) Algorithms
12 20 (1.50%) Public Cloud
13 18 (1.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 18 (1.35%) Hybrid Cloud
14 17 (1.27%) e-Learning
14 17 (1.27%) Private Cloud
14 17 (1.27%) VHDL
15 15 (1.12%) Replication
16 14 (1.05%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 366 (27.44%) Windows
2 206 (15.44%) Windows Server
3 130 (9.75%) Linux
4 117 (8.77%) Windows 10
5 83 (6.22%) Windows 7
6 69 (5.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 62 (4.65%) Windows Server 2008
8 45 (3.37%) Windows Server 2016
9 38 (2.85%) Mac OS X
10 31 (2.32%) Android
11 30 (2.25%) Windows 8
12 26 (1.95%) Windows Server 2003
13 22 (1.65%) Unix
13 22 (1.65%) Windows Server 2019
14 18 (1.35%) Apple iOS
15 10 (0.75%) Mac OS
16 8 (0.60%) CentOS
17 6 (0.45%) Solaris
18 4 (0.30%) Debian
18 4 (0.30%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 193 (14.47%) ITIL
2 180 (13.49%) Problem-Solving
3 105 (7.87%) Presales
4 92 (6.90%) Software Engineering
5 84 (6.30%) Disaster Recovery
6 82 (6.15%) Network Monitoring
7 81 (6.07%) Agile Software Development
7 81 (6.07%) Project Management
8 77 (5.77%) Computer Science
9 76 (5.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 69 (5.17%) Network Design
11 66 (4.95%) Incident Management
12 63 (4.72%) Load Balancing
13 61 (4.57%) Mentoring
14 59 (4.42%) Information Security
15 55 (4.12%) DevOps
15 55 (4.12%) Network Management
16 53 (3.97%) Stakeholder Management
17 51 (3.82%) Cybersecurity
18 49 (3.67%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 136 (10.19%) C
2 112 (8.40%) C++
3 77 (5.77%) Python
4 69 (5.17%) PowerShell
5 53 (3.97%) Embedded C
5 53 (3.97%) SQL
6 29 (2.17%) JavaScript
7 21 (1.57%) C#
7 21 (1.57%) PHP
8 14 (1.05%) Bash Shell
8 14 (1.05%) Java
9 12 (0.90%) Embedded C++
10 8 (0.60%) Assembly Language
11 7 (0.52%) MATLAB
12 6 (0.45%) Perl
13 5 (0.37%) ANSI C
14 4 (0.30%) VB
15 3 (0.22%) ES6
15 3 (0.22%) R
15 3 (0.22%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 433 (32.46%) Cisco Certification
2 307 (23.01%) CCNP
3 175 (13.12%) CCNA
4 153 (11.47%) Degree
5 87 (6.52%) CCIE
6 73 (5.47%) Microsoft Certification
7 60 (4.50%) CCDP
8 46 (3.45%) Computer Science Degree
9 42 (3.15%) Security Cleared
10 38 (2.85%) MCSE
11 35 (2.62%) CCIE Routing and Switching
12 32 (2.40%) SC Cleared
13 24 (1.80%) CWNA
14 23 (1.72%) MCSA
15 21 (1.57%) JNCIA
15 21 (1.57%) MCITP
16 16 (1.20%) JNCIS
16 16 (1.20%) MCP
17 12 (0.90%) A+ Certification
17 12 (0.90%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (7.20%) SLA
2 31 (2.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 23 (1.72%) PCI DSS
4 20 (1.50%) GDPR
5 10 (0.75%) QA
6 8 (0.60%) Cyber Essentials
7 6 (0.45%) NCSC
7 6 (0.45%) NIST
7 6 (0.45%) PMO
7 6 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.37%) MISRA
9 3 (0.22%) GxP
10 2 (0.15%) ISO 22301
10 2 (0.15%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.075%) IEC 61508
11 1 (0.075%) JTAG
11 1 (0.075%) P3O
System Software
1 255 (19.12%) Active Directory
2 188 (14.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 118 (8.85%) Hyper-V
4 95 (7.12%) Firmware
5 31 (2.32%) Virtual Machines
6 29 (2.17%) Virtual Servers
7 22 (1.65%) vSphere
8 20 (1.50%) VMware ESXi
9 18 (1.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 11 (0.82%) Forefront TMG
10 11 (0.82%) ISA Server
10 11 (0.82%) Virtual Desktop
11 9 (0.67%) Docker
11 9 (0.67%) VMware NSX
12 7 (0.52%) XenApp
13 6 (0.45%) XenDesktop
14 4 (0.30%) VMware Workstation
15 3 (0.22%) BitLocker
15 3 (0.22%) vCloud
16 2 (0.15%) NLBS
Systems Management
1 62 (4.65%) Cisco Prime
2 48 (3.60%) SCCM
3 42 (3.15%) FortiGate
4 26 (1.95%) Ansible
5 17 (1.27%) Cisco CUCM
5 17 (1.27%) Stealthwatch
5 17 (1.27%) vCenter Server
6 16 (1.20%) WSUS
7 12 (0.90%) Cisco CME
8 10 (0.75%) Cisco UCCX
8 10 (0.75%) Microsoft Intune
9 9 (0.67%) Backup Exec
9 9 (0.67%) Single Sign-On
10 8 (0.60%) SolarWinds Orion
11 7 (0.52%) Microsoft Clustering
11 7 (0.52%) Nagios
12 6 (0.45%) Terraform
13 5 (0.37%) Grafana
13 5 (0.37%) Kubernetes
13 5 (0.37%) Puppet
Vendors
1 667 (50.00%) Cisco
2 340 (25.49%) Microsoft
3 238 (17.84%) VMware
4 177 (13.27%) Meraki
5 160 (11.99%) Palo Alto
6 127 (9.52%) CheckPoint
7 116 (8.70%) Juniper
8 102 (7.65%) HP
9 74 (5.55%) SolarWinds
10 72 (5.40%) Citrix
11 70 (5.25%) F5
12 66 (4.95%) Fortinet
13 62 (4.65%) Aruba
14 38 (2.85%) Ekahau
15 35 (2.62%) Huawei
16 32 (2.40%) Riverbed
17 31 (2.32%) Ruckus Wireless
18 30 (2.25%) Apple
19 28 (2.10%) AirMagnet
20 27 (2.02%) NetApp