Period
to 26 September 2018

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 26 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wireless
UK
6 months to
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 274 256 239
Rank change year-on-year -18 -17 +9
Permanent jobs citing Wireless 2,045 2,455 2,765
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.22% 1.38% 1.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.19% 8.69% 8.55%
Number of salaries quoted 1,657 2,115 2,281
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £28,250 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -2.22% +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 24,974 28,254 32,352
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.92% 15.90% 16.78%
Number of salaries quoted 19,848 22,949 26,752
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

Wireless
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Wireless in the UK

Wireless
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Wireless.

Salary trend for Wireless in the UK

Wireless
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Wireless over the 6 months to 26 September 2018.

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 26 September 2018. 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 -25 1,907 £47,500 - 462
UK excluding London -49 1,229 £44,000 -2.22% 397
London +11 754 £55,000 +6.28% 93
South East -5 402 £42,500 - 102
North of England -26 250 £40,000 - 82
Midlands +17 191 £44,500 +11.25% 55
East of England -90 182 £45,000 -10.00% 100
North West +18 160 £42,500 -5.56% 41
South West +7 146 £45,000 +5.88% 33
East Midlands -2 96 £40,000 - 16
West Midlands +18 95 £52,500 +40.00% 39
Yorkshire -40 79 £40,000 +6.67% 32
Scotland +26 59 £62,500 +13.64% 19
Wales +2 23 £47,500 +21.79% 7
North East -22 11 £65,000 +78.08% 9
Northern Ireland +2 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 26 September 2018, 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 1,141 (55.79%) Cisco
2 908 (44.40%) Firewall
3 809 (39.56%) Cisco Certification
4 796 (38.92%) WAN
5 795 (38.88%) LAN
6 600 (29.34%) CCNP
7 556 (27.19%) Windows
8 491 (24.01%) Data Centre
9 482 (23.57%) Microsoft
10 477 (23.33%) VPN
11 467 (22.84%) CCNA
12 424 (20.73%) Active Directory
13 412 (20.15%) VMware
14 352 (17.21%) Cisco ASA
15 340 (16.63%) Juniper
16 338 (16.53%) MPLS
17 323 (15.79%) Cisco Nexus
18 322 (15.75%) F5
19 319 (15.60%) TCP/IP
20 303 (14.82%) DNS
20 303 (14.82%) Cisco Wireless
21 299 (14.62%) Finance
22 290 (14.18%) Network Security
23 289 (14.13%) Degree
24 281 (13.74%) OSPF
25 279 (13.64%) BGP
26 267 (13.06%) ITIL
27 264 (12.91%) VMware Infrastructure
28 256 (12.52%) Presales
29 251 (12.27%) Windows Server

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
1 143 (6.99%) MS Exchange
2 81 (3.96%) Skype for Business
3 76 (3.72%) SharePoint
4 39 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2010
5 22 (1.08%) IIS
6 18 (0.88%) Apache
6 18 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2013
6 18 (0.88%) IBM Notes
7 8 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
7 8 (0.39%) Confluence
7 8 (0.39%) Office Communications Server
8 6 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (0.24%) SAS
10 4 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (0.20%) JBoss
10 4 (0.20%) nginx
11 3 (0.15%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.098%) CMS
12 2 (0.098%) WordPress
Applications
1 212 (10.37%) Microsoft Office
2 62 (3.03%) MS Visio
3 51 (2.49%) Microsoft Excel
4 39 (1.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.29%) OrCAD
6 5 (0.24%) SOLIDWORKS
7 4 (0.20%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.098%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.098%) Microsoft Project
8 2 (0.098%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.049%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.049%) Siemens NX
9 1 (0.049%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 26 (1.27%) Payment Gateway
2 8 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.098%) LabWindows
5 2 (0.098%) Pegasus Opera
6 1 (0.049%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 233 (11.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 230 (11.25%) Office 365
3 176 (8.61%) Amazon AWS
4 33 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
5 25 (1.22%) PaaS
6 21 (1.03%) Google Cloud Platform
7 18 (0.88%) G Suite
7 18 (0.88%) SaaS
8 14 (0.68%) Azure Active Directory
9 13 (0.64%) IaaS
10 12 (0.59%) Serverless
11 8 (0.39%) Mimecast
11 8 (0.39%) Slack
12 7 (0.34%) OneDrive
13 6 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
13 6 (0.29%) OpenDNS
14 4 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
14 4 (0.20%) AWS Lambda
14 4 (0.20%) OpenShift
15 3 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 908 (44.40%) Firewall
2 796 (38.92%) WAN
3 795 (38.88%) LAN
4 477 (23.33%) VPN
5 352 (17.21%) Cisco ASA
6 338 (16.53%) MPLS
7 323 (15.79%) Cisco Nexus
8 319 (15.60%) TCP/IP
9 303 (14.82%) Cisco Wireless
9 303 (14.82%) DNS
10 290 (14.18%) Network Security
11 281 (13.74%) OSPF
12 279 (13.64%) BGP
13 249 (12.18%) DHCP
14 235 (11.49%) WLAN
15 232 (11.34%) VoIP
16 222 (10.86%) Wi-Fi
17 166 (8.12%) VLAN
18 148 (7.24%) EIGRP
19 145 (7.09%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (2.25%) Big Data
2 43 (2.10%) SQL Server
3 6 (0.29%) MongoDB
3 6 (0.29%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (0.20%) MySQL
4 4 (0.20%) Oracle BI EE
4 4 (0.20%) Oracle Database
4 4 (0.20%) Power BI
4 4 (0.20%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (0.20%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (0.15%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.098%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (0.098%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.098%) phpMyAdmin
6 2 (0.098%) Redis
6 2 (0.098%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.098%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.098%) Sybase ASE
7 1 (0.049%) QlikView
7 1 (0.049%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 38 (1.86%) JIRA
2 28 (1.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 27 (1.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 26 (1.27%) Git (software)
5 20 (0.98%) Bitbucket
6 18 (0.88%) Calabash
6 18 (0.88%) fastlane
7 17 (0.83%) Android Studio
8 16 (0.78%) Gradle
8 16 (0.78%) JUnit
8 16 (0.78%) Mockito
9 14 (0.68%) Visual Studio
10 13 (0.64%) LabVIEW
11 11 (0.54%) Jenkins
11 11 (0.54%) Selenium
12 8 (0.39%) Cucumber
12 8 (0.39%) Subversion
13 7 (0.34%) Sonatype Nexus
14 6 (0.29%) Metasploit
15 4 (0.20%) JMeter
General
1 299 (14.62%) Finance
2 225 (11.00%) Retail
3 204 (9.98%) Telecoms
4 93 (4.55%) Electronics
5 88 (4.30%) Banking
6 84 (4.11%) Manufacturing
7 38 (1.86%) Legal
8 34 (1.66%) Pharmaceutical
9 30 (1.47%) German Language
9 30 (1.47%) Italian Language
10 28 (1.37%) Law
11 25 (1.22%) Investment Banking
12 20 (0.98%) Advertising
13 19 (0.93%) Automotive
14 17 (0.83%) Local Government
14 17 (0.83%) Marketing
15 13 (0.64%) Front Office
16 10 (0.49%) French Language
17 8 (0.39%) Multimedia
17 8 (0.39%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 615 (30.07%) Network Engineer
2 211 (10.32%) Architect
3 192 (9.39%) Analyst
4 176 (8.61%) Cisco Engineer
5 171 (8.36%) Support Engineer
6 148 (7.24%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 138 (6.75%) Security Engineer
8 136 (6.65%) IT Engineer
9 134 (6.55%) Senior Network Engineer
10 126 (6.16%) Solutions Architect
11 116 (5.67%) IT Support
12 113 (5.53%) Consultant
13 106 (5.18%) Network Security Engineer
14 93 (4.55%) Cisco Architect
15 84 (4.11%) Project Engineer
16 80 (3.91%) Network Architect
16 80 (3.91%) Wireless Engineer
17 78 (3.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 77 (3.77%) Desktop Support
19 73 (3.57%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (4.16%) 802.1X
2 30 (1.47%) HTML
3 28 (1.37%) Web Services
4 25 (1.22%) CSS
5 20 (0.98%) .NET
6 15 (0.73%) JSON
7 14 (0.68%) jQuery
8 13 (0.64%) .NET Core
8 13 (0.64%) Ajax
8 13 (0.64%) ASP.NET
8 13 (0.64%) ASP.NET MVC
8 13 (0.64%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 13 (0.64%) HTML5
8 13 (0.64%) KnockoutJS
9 12 (0.59%) XMPP
10 11 (0.54%) Gherkin
11 9 (0.44%) Middleware
11 9 (0.44%) XML
12 8 (0.39%) RabbitMQ
12 8 (0.39%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 491 (24.01%) Data Centre
2 160 (7.82%) Analytical Skills
3 121 (5.92%) Computer Science
4 104 (5.09%) Management Information System
5 94 (4.60%) Self-Motivation
6 69 (3.37%) Video Conferencing
7 43 (2.10%) Driving Licence
8 38 (1.86%) Hybrid Cloud
9 35 (1.71%) EPoS
10 34 (1.66%) User Experience
11 23 (1.12%) CMDB
12 22 (1.08%) Blackberry
12 22 (1.08%) Internet of Things
13 21 (1.03%) Client/Server
14 19 (0.93%) Clustering
14 19 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
15 18 (0.88%) Algorithms
16 17 (0.83%) Hedge funds
16 17 (0.83%) iPhone
17 16 (0.78%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 556 (27.19%) Windows
2 251 (12.27%) Windows Server
3 244 (11.93%) Linux
4 157 (7.68%) Windows 10
5 156 (7.63%) Windows 7
6 129 (6.31%) Windows Server 2008
7 124 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
8 87 (4.25%) Android
9 55 (2.69%) Apple iOS
10 47 (2.30%) Mac OS X
11 40 (1.96%) Unix
12 35 (1.71%) Windows Server 2003
13 26 (1.27%) Embedded Linux
14 20 (0.98%) Mac OS
14 20 (0.98%) Windows 8
15 14 (0.68%) CentOS
16 11 (0.54%) Windows XP
17 8 (0.39%) Debian
17 8 (0.39%) Kali Linux
18 7 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 267 (13.06%) ITIL
2 256 (12.52%) Presales
3 249 (12.18%) Problem-Solving
4 159 (7.78%) Network Management
4 159 (7.78%) Network Monitoring
5 145 (7.09%) Network Design
6 142 (6.94%) Load Balancing
7 131 (6.41%) Project Management
8 125 (6.11%) Kalman Filter
9 117 (5.72%) Agile Software Development
10 109 (5.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 103 (5.04%) Service Delivery
12 90 (4.40%) Software Engineering
13 84 (4.11%) Service Management
14 83 (4.06%) Network Load Balancing
15 80 (3.91%) Information Security
16 77 (3.77%) Disaster Recovery
17 76 (3.72%) Change Management
18 73 (3.57%) Time Management
19 70 (3.42%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 159 (7.78%) Python
2 130 (6.36%) C
3 107 (5.23%) PowerShell
4 103 (5.04%) SQL
5 71 (3.47%) C++
6 61 (2.98%) Perl
7 54 (2.64%) Java
8 42 (2.05%) JavaScript
9 40 (1.96%) C#
10 38 (1.86%) Embedded C
11 29 (1.42%) Bash Shell
12 26 (1.27%) PHP
13 23 (1.12%) VBScript
14 18 (0.88%) Shell Script
15 14 (0.68%) Ruby
16 12 (0.59%) T-SQL
17 11 (0.54%) Objective-C
17 11 (0.54%) R
18 10 (0.49%) Embedded C++
19 9 (0.44%) VB
Qualifications
1 809 (39.56%) Cisco Certification
2 600 (29.34%) CCNP
3 467 (22.84%) CCNA
4 289 (14.13%) Degree
5 161 (7.87%) CCIE
6 107 (5.23%) Microsoft Certification
7 89 (4.35%) CCDP
8 75 (3.67%) CISSP
9 72 (3.52%) Security Cleared
10 65 (3.18%) MCSE
11 61 (2.98%) Computer Science Degree
12 59 (2.89%) SC Cleared
13 58 (2.84%) MCP
14 53 (2.59%) MCSA
15 46 (2.25%) CCSP
16 44 (2.15%) CCVP
17 40 (1.96%) Network+ Certification
18 37 (1.81%) A+ Certification
19 34 (1.66%) CCIE Routing and Switching
19 34 (1.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 170 (8.31%) SLA
2 74 (3.62%) PCI DSS
3 68 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 34 (1.66%) GDPR
5 31 (1.52%) QA
6 28 (1.37%) PMO
6 28 (1.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 19 (0.93%) Cyber Essentials
8 16 (0.78%) SAS 70
9 15 (0.73%) IEC 61508
10 12 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 7 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 6 (0.29%) ISO 9001
13 3 (0.15%) COBIT
13 3 (0.15%) ISO 14001
13 3 (0.15%) MISRA
14 2 (0.098%) HIPAA
15 1 (0.049%) ISAE 3402
15 1 (0.049%) ISO 13485
15 1 (0.049%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 424 (20.73%) Active Directory
2 264 (12.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 123 (6.01%) Hyper-V
4 61 (2.98%) VMware NSX
5 54 (2.64%) Firmware
6 36 (1.76%) Virtual Servers
7 29 (1.42%) VMware ESXi
8 26 (1.27%) ProxySG
8 26 (1.27%) vSphere
9 24 (1.17%) VMware Server
10 19 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
11 15 (0.73%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 15 (0.73%) Terminal Services
12 14 (0.68%) XenApp
12 14 (0.68%) XenDesktop
13 12 (0.59%) Docker
13 12 (0.59%) Virtual Desktop
14 9 (0.44%) XenServer
15 8 (0.39%) FreeRADIUS
16 7 (0.34%) LXC
Systems Management
1 124 (6.06%) Cisco Prime
2 80 (3.91%) Nagios
3 74 (3.62%) SCCM
4 60 (2.93%) Cisco CUCM
5 49 (2.40%) Stealthwatch
6 32 (1.56%) SolarWinds Orion
7 27 (1.32%) Cisco UCCX
8 26 (1.27%) Ansible
9 25 (1.22%) FortiGate
10 24 (1.17%) WhatsUp Gold
11 20 (0.98%) WSUS
12 19 (0.93%) QRadar
13 17 (0.83%) Backup Exec
13 17 (0.83%) Nessus
13 17 (0.83%) TrustSec
14 16 (0.78%) HockeyApp
15 14 (0.68%) Cacti
16 13 (0.64%) Grafana
17 11 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
18 10 (0.49%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 1,141 (55.79%) Cisco
2 482 (23.57%) Microsoft
3 412 (20.15%) VMware
4 340 (16.63%) Juniper
5 322 (15.75%) F5
6 239 (11.69%) Meraki
7 238 (11.64%) SolarWinds
8 214 (10.46%) HP
9 199 (9.73%) CheckPoint
10 192 (9.39%) Citrix
11 165 (8.07%) Palo Alto
12 118 (5.77%) Aruba
13 109 (5.33%) Dell
14 98 (4.79%) NetApp
15 95 (4.65%) Apple
15 95 (4.65%) EMC
16 87 (4.25%) Fortinet
17 82 (4.01%) Splunk
18 69 (3.37%) Riverbed
19 46 (2.25%) Blue Coat