Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wireless
UK
6 months to
16 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 252 226 266
Rank change year-on-year -26 +40 -10
Permanent jobs citing Wireless 783 1,859 1,994
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.26% 1.47% 1.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.84% 9.79% 8.76%
Number of salaries quoted 682 1,486 1,808
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% -
10th Percentile £27,525 £25,000 £26,995
90th Percentile £76,250 £71,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% -10.53% -

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 8,853 18,996 22,758
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.22% 15.06% 15.06%
Number of salaries quoted 7,078 15,160 18,060
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
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 16 January 2021.

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 16 January 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 -27 702 £50,000 +11.11% 180
UK excluding London -1 557 £45,000 +5.88% 148
North of England +74 202 £45,000 +21.62% 43
London -39 177 £60,000 +20.00% 42
Yorkshire +70 137 £55,000 +83.33% 16
South East -4 129 £47,000 -6.00% 38
Work from Home -20 124 £57,500 -4.17% 16
South West -4 82 £45,000 +42.86% 20
East of England +56 57 £47,500 +5.56% 20
North West +21 51 £45,000 +20.00% 24
Midlands -61 49 £40,000 -1.23% 17
West Midlands -59 35 £40,000 -4.76% 9
Scotland +25 23 £47,575 -23.88% 6
Wales +31 16 £40,000 -11.11% 3
North East +29 14 £40,000 +46.79% 3
East Midlands +26 12 £42,500 +6.25% 8

For the 6 months to 16 January 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.

1 321 (41.00%) Cisco
2 292 (37.29%) Firewall
3 253 (32.31%) WAN
4 233 (29.76%) LAN
5 208 (26.56%) Cisco Certification
6 179 (22.86%) Microsoft
7 172 (21.97%) Windows
8 170 (21.71%) Active Directory
9 160 (20.43%) Wi-Fi
10 157 (20.05%) CCNP
11 154 (19.67%) VPN
12 135 (17.24%) Azure
13 134 (17.11%) Office 365
14 132 (16.86%) DNS
15 131 (16.73%) TCP/IP
16 130 (16.60%) BGP
17 125 (15.96%) Telecoms
18 121 (15.45%) Network Security
19 119 (15.20%) Python
20 117 (14.94%) OSPF
21 113 (14.43%) Linux
22 110 (14.05%) MPLS
23 106 (13.54%) Cisco ASA
24 103 (13.15%) VMware
25 102 (13.03%) DHCP
26 99 (12.64%) Finance
27 98 (12.52%) Windows Server
28 95 (12.13%) Data Centre
29 92 (11.75%) Problem-Solving
30 91 (11.62%) C

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 (4.73%) SharePoint
2 30 (3.83%) Skype for Business
3 27 (3.45%) MS Exchange
4 10 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (1.02%) IIS
6 6 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (0.51%) Apache Spark
7 4 (0.51%) Confluence
8 2 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.13%) Apache
9 1 (0.13%) DNN
9 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.13%) WordPress
Applications
1 70 (8.94%) Microsoft Office
2 37 (4.73%) MS Visio
3 18 (2.30%) Microsoft Excel
4 9 (1.15%) SOLIDWORKS
5 7 (0.89%) AutoCAD
6 5 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 2 (0.26%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 5 (0.64%) Carpe Diem
2 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 135 (17.24%) Azure
2 134 (17.11%) Office 365
3 51 (6.51%) AWS
4 43 (5.49%) Azure Active Directory
5 24 (3.07%) Route 53
5 24 (3.07%) Slack
6 20 (2.55%) GCP
7 9 (1.15%) G Suite
8 8 (1.02%) OneDrive
9 7 (0.89%) Power Platform
10 6 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (0.64%) AWS CloudFormation
11 5 (0.64%) IaaS
11 5 (0.64%) Mimecast
12 4 (0.51%) PowerApps
12 4 (0.51%) SaaS
12 4 (0.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 3 (0.38%) AWS IoT
13 3 (0.38%) PaaS
14 2 (0.26%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 292 (37.29%) Firewall
2 253 (32.31%) WAN
3 233 (29.76%) LAN
4 160 (20.43%) Wi-Fi
5 154 (19.67%) VPN
6 132 (16.86%) DNS
7 131 (16.73%) TCP/IP
8 130 (16.60%) BGP
9 121 (15.45%) Network Security
10 117 (14.94%) OSPF
11 110 (14.05%) MPLS
12 106 (13.54%) Cisco ASA
13 102 (13.03%) DHCP
14 84 (10.73%) VLAN
15 78 (9.96%) VoIP
16 76 (9.71%) Cisco Nexus
17 74 (9.45%) Ethernet
18 73 (9.32%) Internet
19 56 (7.15%) Wireshark
20 48 (6.13%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (2.55%) SQL Server
2 13 (1.66%) Amazon RDS
3 6 (0.77%) Big Data
3 6 (0.77%) GIS
4 4 (0.51%) Hadoop
5 3 (0.38%) Apache Hive
5 3 (0.38%) Data Lake
5 3 (0.38%) HBase
5 3 (0.38%) Power BI
6 2 (0.26%) InfluxDB
6 2 (0.26%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.13%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.13%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.13%) Redis
7 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 15 (1.92%) Sonatype Nexus
2 8 (1.02%) Git (software)
3 7 (0.89%) JIRA
4 4 (0.51%) Metasploit
5 3 (0.38%) Burp Suite
5 3 (0.38%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.26%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.26%) PHPUnit
7 1 (0.13%) GCC
7 1 (0.13%) Rational Rhapsody
7 1 (0.13%) sqlmap
7 1 (0.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 125 (15.96%) Telecoms
2 99 (12.64%) Finance
3 27 (3.45%) Manufacturing
4 21 (2.68%) Electronics
5 18 (2.30%) Legal
6 14 (1.79%) Public Sector
7 12 (1.53%) Banking
7 12 (1.53%) Law
8 10 (1.28%) Retail
9 4 (0.51%) Back Office
9 4 (0.51%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.38%) Local Government
10 3 (0.38%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.26%) Advertising
11 2 (0.26%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.26%) Automotive
11 2 (0.26%) Fire and Rescue
11 2 (0.26%) Mandarin Language
12 1 (0.13%) Catalan Language
12 1 (0.13%) Games
Job Titles
1 216 (27.59%) Network Engineer
2 62 (7.92%) Senior Network Engineer
3 59 (7.54%) Analyst
4 51 (6.51%) Design Engineer
5 49 (6.26%) Architect
6 46 (5.87%) Support Engineer
7 45 (5.75%) Wireless Engineer
8 43 (5.49%) Consultant
9 39 (4.98%) Systems Engineer
10 38 (4.85%) Software Engineer
11 33 (4.21%) Embedded Engineer
11 33 (4.21%) RF Engineer
12 30 (3.83%) Embedded Software Engineer
12 30 (3.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 30 (3.83%) RF Design Engineer
12 30 (3.83%) Senior Design Engineer
13 29 (3.70%) IT Engineer
14 27 (3.45%) Network Consultant
15 26 (3.32%) Senior RF Engineer
16 25 (3.19%) Radio Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (5.87%) 802.1X
2 29 (3.70%) HTML
3 26 (3.32%) XMPP
4 18 (2.30%) CSS
5 17 (2.17%) RESTful
6 16 (2.04%) .NET
7 15 (1.92%) .NET Framework
8 9 (1.15%) JSP
9 7 (0.89%) HTML5
10 6 (0.77%) JSON
11 5 (0.64%) EDI
11 5 (0.64%) React
11 5 (0.64%) YAML
12 4 (0.51%) AngularJS
12 4 (0.51%) FIX Protocol
12 4 (0.51%) Middleware
13 3 (0.38%) Kafka
13 3 (0.38%) Regular Expression
13 3 (0.38%) REST
14 2 (0.26%) Spine.js
Miscellaneous
1 95 (12.13%) Data Centre
2 42 (5.36%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 41 (5.24%) Management Information System
4 27 (3.45%) Algorithms
5 23 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
6 22 (2.81%) Embedded Systems
7 20 (2.55%) Driving Licence
8 18 (2.30%) Mobile App
9 17 (2.17%) Self-Motivation
10 14 (1.79%) Device Driver
11 12 (1.53%) Clustering
12 11 (1.40%) Smartphone
13 9 (1.15%) ASTM
13 9 (1.15%) CCTV
14 8 (1.02%) Hybrid Cloud
14 8 (1.02%) Internet of Things
14 8 (1.02%) Private Cloud
14 8 (1.02%) User Experience
15 7 (0.89%) Fat Client
15 7 (0.89%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 172 (21.97%) Windows
2 113 (14.43%) Linux
3 98 (12.52%) Windows Server
4 55 (7.02%) Windows 10
5 34 (4.34%) Windows Server 2016
6 27 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 24 (3.07%) Mac OS X
7 24 (3.07%) Windows 7
8 21 (2.68%) Windows Server 2008
9 18 (2.30%) Windows Server 2019
10 15 (1.92%) Android
11 9 (1.15%) Apple iOS
12 6 (0.77%) Unix
13 5 (0.64%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.38%) CentOS
15 2 (0.26%) Embedded Linux
15 2 (0.26%) MVS
15 2 (0.26%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
16 1 (0.13%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (11.75%) Problem-Solving
2 85 (10.86%) ITIL
3 63 (8.05%) Network Monitoring
4 61 (7.79%) Cybersecurity
5 59 (7.54%) Presales
6 49 (6.26%) Network Design
7 48 (6.13%) Computer Science
8 46 (5.87%) Software Engineering
9 41 (5.24%) Information Security
9 41 (5.24%) Project Management
10 40 (5.11%) Mentoring
11 36 (4.60%) Penetration Testing
11 36 (4.60%) Service Delivery
12 34 (4.34%) Agile Software Development
12 34 (4.34%) DevOps
12 34 (4.34%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 31 (3.96%) Project Delivery
13 31 (3.96%) Signal Processing
14 28 (3.58%) B2B
14 28 (3.58%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 119 (15.20%) Python
2 91 (11.62%) C
3 80 (10.22%) C++
4 32 (4.09%) PowerShell
4 32 (4.09%) SQL
5 31 (3.96%) Java
6 19 (2.43%) MATLAB
7 15 (1.92%) PHP
8 13 (1.66%) Embedded C
8 13 (1.66%) JavaScript
9 12 (1.53%) Bash Shell
10 10 (1.28%) C#
11 6 (0.77%) R
12 5 (0.64%) Perl
13 4 (0.51%) TypeScript
14 3 (0.38%) Embedded C++
14 3 (0.38%) Go
14 3 (0.38%) Lisp
15 2 (0.26%) Ruby
15 2 (0.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 208 (26.56%) Cisco Certification
2 157 (20.05%) CCNP
3 90 (11.49%) CCNA
4 83 (10.60%) Degree
5 42 (5.36%) CCIE
6 29 (3.70%) Security Cleared
7 27 (3.45%) CISSP
8 26 (3.32%) Microsoft Certification
9 24 (3.07%) PhD
10 23 (2.94%) SC Cleared
11 21 (2.68%) DBS Check
12 20 (2.55%) MCSE
13 19 (2.43%) CISM
14 16 (2.04%) MCP
15 15 (1.92%) CSSLP
15 15 (1.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 12 (1.53%) CompTIA Security+
17 11 (1.40%) HNC
17 11 (1.40%) HND
18 10 (1.28%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (4.47%) SLA
2 21 (2.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (2.43%) NIST
3 19 (2.43%) PCI DSS
4 18 (2.30%) GDPR
5 6 (0.77%) Cyber Essentials
5 6 (0.77%) QA
6 5 (0.64%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 3 (0.38%) COBIT
8 2 (0.26%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 170 (21.71%) Active Directory
2 82 (10.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 51 (6.51%) Hyper-V
4 31 (3.96%) Firmware
5 11 (1.40%) Docker
5 11 (1.40%) Forefront TMG
5 11 (1.40%) ISA Server
6 10 (1.28%) XenApp
7 9 (1.15%) Virtual Machines
7 9 (1.15%) vSphere
8 8 (1.02%) Virtual Servers
9 6 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (0.64%) VMware NSX
10 5 (0.64%) XenDesktop
11 4 (0.51%) VMware Server
12 3 (0.38%) BitLocker
12 3 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (0.38%) NFS
13 2 (0.26%) KVM
13 2 (0.26%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 52 (6.64%) Ansible
2 31 (3.96%) Nagios
3 30 (3.83%) Puppet
4 29 (3.70%) FortiGate
5 27 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
6 22 (2.81%) Microsoft Intune
7 21 (2.68%) SCCM
8 18 (2.30%) Cisco Prime
8 18 (2.30%) Grafana
9 17 (2.17%) Graylog
9 17 (2.17%) Kibana
10 12 (1.53%) Cisco CUCM
11 10 (1.28%) WSUS
12 9 (1.15%) Terraform
13 8 (1.02%) Cisco UCCX
13 8 (1.02%) Single Sign-On
13 8 (1.02%) SmoothWall
14 6 (0.77%) PaperCut
15 5 (0.64%) ITRS Geneos
15 5 (0.64%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 321 (41.00%) Cisco
2 179 (22.86%) Microsoft
3 103 (13.15%) VMware
4 81 (10.34%) Palo Alto
5 67 (8.56%) Meraki
6 61 (7.79%) CheckPoint
7 47 (6.00%) Fortinet
8 45 (5.75%) F5
9 44 (5.62%) HP
10 43 (5.49%) Juniper
11 38 (4.85%) Aruba
12 37 (4.73%) Riverbed
13 34 (4.34%) SolarWinds
14 33 (4.21%) Avaya
15 26 (3.32%) Splunk
16 22 (2.81%) Sophos
17 21 (2.68%) Veeam
18 20 (2.55%) Citrix
19 19 (2.43%) Apple
20 15 (1.92%) Ruckus Wireless