Period
to 20 August 2017

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 20 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wireless
UK
6 months to
20 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 249 233 242
Rank change year-on-year -16 +9 +39
Permanent jobs citing Wireless 2446 2864 3038
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.39% 1.45% 1.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.73% 8.61% 8.08%
Number of salaries quoted 2111 2369 2431
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,500 £25,500 £25,750
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Wireless is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 28031 33252 37586
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 15.96% 16.86% 17.33%
Number of salaries quoted 22729 27560 30584
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £71,250 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 20 August 2017.

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 20 August 2017. 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 2344 £45,000 - 157
UK excluding London -2 1587 £42,500 - 124
London -13 812 £50,250 -8.64% 40
South East -45 452 £42,500 -10.53% 25
East of England +63 410 £50,000 +11.11% 35
North of England +7 344 £38,000 +1.33% 22
Midlands -19 204 £37,750 -5.63% 20
Yorkshire +41 170 £37,500 -25.00% 11
North West -19 150 £45,000 +20.00% 10
South West -7 133 £42,500 +6.25% 15
West Midlands -16 109 £37,500 -10.71% 12
East Midlands +5 95 £40,000 +9.59% 8
Wales +28 33 £36,250 -2.03%
Scotland -25 31 £44,500 +4.71% 7
North East +23 24 £35,000 +2.19% 1
Northern Ireland -21 1 £35,000 -13.04%

For the 6 months to 20 August 2017, IT jobs citing Wireless also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Wireless.

1 1278 (52.25%) Cisco
2 1015 (41.50%) Firewall
3 894 (36.55%) Cisco Certification
4 767 (31.36%) WAN
5 748 (30.58%) LAN
6 645 (26.37%) CCNP
7 630 (25.76%) Windows
8 583 (23.83%) VPN
9 520 (21.26%) Microsoft
10 431 (17.62%) CCNA
11 400 (16.35%) Data Centre
12 395 (16.15%) Degree
13 380 (15.54%) VMware
14 368 (15.04%) Active Directory
15 365 (14.92%) ITIL
15 365 (14.92%) Juniper
16 359 (14.68%) TCP/IP
17 357 (14.60%) MPLS
18 356 (14.55%) Linux
19 349 (14.27%) DNS
20 342 (13.98%) BGP
21 341 (13.94%) Telecoms
22 338 (13.82%) Cisco ASA
23 331 (13.53%) VoIP
24 324 (13.25%) OSPF
25 321 (13.12%) DHCP
26 318 (13.00%) Network Security
27 313 (12.80%) Finance
28 307 (12.55%) C
29 301 (12.31%) HP

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
1 169 (6.91%) MS Exchange
2 66 (2.70%) Skype for Business
3 58 (2.37%) SharePoint
4 50 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2010
5 36 (1.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 35 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2013
7 32 (1.31%) CMS
8 30 (1.23%) IIS
9 25 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2007
10 19 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2003
11 7 (0.29%) nginx
11 7 (0.29%) Tomcat
12 6 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
13 5 (0.20%) Apache Spark
13 5 (0.20%) Oracle Workflow
13 5 (0.20%) SharePoint 2010
14 4 (0.16%) Apache
14 4 (0.16%) Confluence
14 4 (0.16%) JBoss
14 4 (0.16%) WordPress
Applications
1 161 (6.58%) Microsoft Office
2 50 (2.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 39 (1.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 31 (1.27%) MS Visio
5 24 (0.98%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.16%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.12%) SOLIDWORKS
8 2 (0.082%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.082%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.041%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.041%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 6 (0.25%) Infor M3
2 5 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.16%) Markit EDM
4 3 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.12%) Epicor Vantage
5 2 (0.082%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.082%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.041%) Infor SunSystems
6 1 (0.041%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.041%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 172 (7.03%) Office 365
2 146 (5.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 131 (5.36%) Amazon AWS
4 39 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
5 37 (1.51%) SaaS
6 28 (1.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 22 (0.90%) IaaS
8 14 (0.57%) PaaS
9 11 (0.45%) Azure Active Directory
10 7 (0.29%) Slack
11 5 (0.20%) Akamai
12 4 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
13 3 (0.12%) Amazon ELB
13 3 (0.12%) G Suite
13 3 (0.12%) OneDrive
14 2 (0.082%) iTunes
15 1 (0.041%) AWS CloudFormation
15 1 (0.041%) IBM Cloud
15 1 (0.041%) Mimecast
15 1 (0.041%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 1015 (41.50%) Firewall
2 767 (31.36%) WAN
3 748 (30.58%) LAN
4 583 (23.83%) VPN
5 359 (14.68%) TCP/IP
6 357 (14.60%) MPLS
7 349 (14.27%) DNS
8 342 (13.98%) BGP
9 338 (13.82%) Cisco ASA
10 331 (13.53%) VoIP
11 324 (13.25%) OSPF
12 321 (13.12%) DHCP
13 318 (13.00%) Network Security
14 286 (11.69%) Cisco Nexus
15 252 (10.30%) Cisco Wireless
15 252 (10.30%) Wi-Fi
16 237 (9.69%) IPsec
17 222 (9.08%) Internet
18 208 (8.50%) VLAN
19 200 (8.18%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (3.56%) SQL Server
2 23 (0.94%) Big Data
3 14 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 13 (0.53%) OLTP
5 12 (0.49%) SQL Server 2005
6 10 (0.41%) MySQL
7 8 (0.33%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (0.33%) MongoDB
7 8 (0.33%) Redis
8 6 (0.25%) Apache Cassandra
8 6 (0.25%) Relational Database
9 5 (0.20%) Oracle Database
10 4 (0.16%) Oracle Exadata
10 4 (0.16%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (0.12%) CorVu
12 2 (0.082%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 2 (0.082%) Blockchain
12 2 (0.082%) NoSQL
12 2 (0.082%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.082%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 70 (2.86%) Git (software)
2 36 (1.47%) Jenkins
3 29 (1.19%) JIRA
4 21 (0.86%) Team Foundation Server
4 21 (0.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 20 (0.82%) Metasploit
6 17 (0.70%) Visual Studio
7 15 (0.61%) Android Studio
8 14 (0.57%) Rational Rhapsody
9 13 (0.53%) Burp Suite
9 13 (0.53%) Oracle Forms
10 12 (0.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 12 (0.49%) Bitbucket
10 12 (0.49%) Calabash
11 9 (0.37%) LabVIEW
11 9 (0.37%) Subversion
12 8 (0.33%) AppScan
12 8 (0.33%) Paros
13 7 (0.29%) Sonatype Nexus
14 6 (0.25%) Mockito
General
1 341 (13.94%) Telecoms
2 313 (12.80%) Finance
3 163 (6.66%) Electronics
4 113 (4.62%) Banking
5 65 (2.66%) Marketing
6 51 (2.09%) Retail
7 44 (1.80%) Manufacturing
8 31 (1.27%) Financial Institution
9 28 (1.14%) Law
10 21 (0.86%) Games
10 21 (0.86%) Legal
11 20 (0.82%) Publishing
12 15 (0.61%) Automotive
12 15 (0.61%) Investment Banking
13 13 (0.53%) Retail Banking
14 12 (0.49%) Back Office
15 11 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
16 10 (0.41%) Billing
17 7 (0.29%) Advertising
17 7 (0.29%) Military
Job Titles
1 679 (27.76%) Network Engineer
2 243 (9.93%) Cisco Engineer
3 234 (9.57%) Support Engineer
4 204 (8.34%) Analyst
5 200 (8.18%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 198 (8.09%) Embedded Engineer
7 196 (8.01%) Consultant
8 157 (6.42%) Architect
9 154 (6.30%) Senior Network Engineer
10 143 (5.85%) Software Engineer
11 101 (4.13%) Embedded Software Engineer
11 101 (4.13%) Security Engineer
12 99 (4.05%) Network Analyst
13 90 (3.68%) IT Engineer
14 87 (3.56%) Network Architect
15 86 (3.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 86 (3.52%) Wireless Engineer
16 85 (3.48%) IT Support
17 80 (3.27%) Network Support
18 79 (3.23%) Firmware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (5.03%) 802.1X
2 59 (2.41%) XMPP
3 54 (2.21%) .NET
4 43 (1.76%) Web Services
5 39 (1.59%) HTML
6 37 (1.51%) CSS
7 32 (1.31%) XML
8 24 (0.98%) ASP.NET
9 21 (0.86%) JSON
10 20 (0.82%) Middleware
11 18 (0.74%) ASP.NET MVC
12 16 (0.65%) REST
13 15 (0.61%) COM
14 14 (0.57%) HTML5
15 13 (0.53%) CGI
15 13 (0.53%) WinForms
16 10 (0.41%) LAMP
17 9 (0.37%) Android SDK
17 9 (0.37%) RESTful
17 9 (0.37%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 400 (16.35%) Data Centre
2 155 (6.34%) Analytical Skills
3 135 (5.52%) Computer Science
4 104 (4.25%) Management Information System
5 61 (2.49%) Driving Licence
6 60 (2.45%) Embedded Systems
7 54 (2.21%) Algorithms
8 46 (1.88%) Video Conferencing
9 44 (1.80%) Blackberry
10 38 (1.55%) Internet of Things
11 34 (1.39%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 30 (1.23%) PKI
13 29 (1.19%) CCTV
14 25 (1.02%) Clustering
14 25 (1.02%) User Experience
15 24 (0.98%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
16 23 (0.94%) Blog
16 23 (0.94%) Digital TV
16 23 (0.94%) EMV
16 23 (0.94%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 630 (25.76%) Windows
2 356 (14.55%) Linux
3 253 (10.34%) Windows Server
4 178 (7.28%) Windows 7
5 140 (5.72%) Windows Server 2012
6 133 (5.44%) Windows Server 2008
7 110 (4.50%) Android
8 100 (4.09%) Windows 10
9 90 (3.68%) Unix
10 56 (2.29%) Apple iOS
11 55 (2.25%) Windows Server 2003
12 46 (1.88%) Windows 8
13 36 (1.47%) CentOS
14 35 (1.43%) Windows XP
15 34 (1.39%) Mac OS X
16 28 (1.14%) Windows Vista
17 27 (1.10%) Ubuntu
18 24 (0.98%) Kali Linux
19 19 (0.78%) Debian
20 17 (0.70%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 365 (14.92%) ITIL
2 222 (9.08%) Presales
3 197 (8.05%) Load Balancing
4 183 (7.48%) Software Engineering
5 172 (7.03%) Network Management
6 152 (6.21%) Mentoring
6 152 (6.21%) Network Design
7 144 (5.89%) Project Management
8 135 (5.52%) Network Monitoring
9 128 (5.23%) Agile Software Development
10 97 (3.97%) Change Management
11 94 (3.84%) Mathematics
12 91 (3.72%) Test Automation
13 86 (3.52%) Disaster Recovery
13 86 (3.52%) Kalman Filter
14 84 (3.43%) Migration
15 80 (3.27%) Information Security
16 77 (3.15%) Penetration Testing
17 74 (3.03%) Root Cause Analysis
17 74 (3.03%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 307 (12.55%) C
2 244 (9.98%) Python
3 192 (7.85%) C++
4 124 (5.07%) SQL
5 114 (4.66%) Embedded C
6 99 (4.05%) Perl
7 90 (3.68%) Java
8 68 (2.78%) C#
9 59 (2.41%) MATLAB
10 55 (2.25%) JavaScript
11 46 (1.88%) Embedded C++
12 36 (1.47%) PowerShell
13 25 (1.02%) PHP
14 22 (0.90%) Bash Shell
15 16 (0.65%) Assembly Language
15 16 (0.65%) Ruby
16 14 (0.57%) R
17 12 (0.49%) ANSI C
17 12 (0.49%) VB
17 12 (0.49%) VB6
Qualifications
1 894 (36.55%) Cisco Certification
2 645 (26.37%) CCNP
3 431 (17.62%) CCNA
4 395 (16.15%) Degree
5 217 (8.87%) CCIE
6 103 (4.21%) Security Cleared
7 100 (4.09%) Microsoft Certification
8 94 (3.84%) SC Cleared
9 61 (2.49%) MCSE
10 60 (2.45%) CCVP
11 59 (2.41%) DV Cleared
12 54 (2.21%) CCDP
13 50 (2.04%) CISSP
14 47 (1.92%) MCP
15 43 (1.76%) CEH
16 38 (1.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 37 (1.51%) CCNP Voice
18 36 (1.47%) Computer Science Degree
19 34 (1.39%) CCSA
19 34 (1.39%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 149 (6.09%) SLA
2 57 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 50 (2.04%) PCI DSS
4 31 (1.27%) PMO
5 29 (1.19%) GDPR
6 27 (1.10%) QA
7 20 (0.82%) Cyber Essentials
8 18 (0.74%) ISO 9001
8 18 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 16 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 5 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 5 (0.20%) JTAG
11 4 (0.16%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 368 (15.04%) Active Directory
2 251 (10.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 157 (6.42%) Firmware
4 143 (5.85%) Hyper-V
5 48 (1.96%) vSphere
6 43 (1.76%) VMware ESXi
7 34 (1.39%) XenApp
8 19 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
8 19 (0.78%) XenDesktop
9 15 (0.61%) VMware NSX
10 12 (0.49%) KVM
10 12 (0.49%) Terminal Services
11 11 (0.45%) Snort
12 10 (0.41%) ProxySG
13 9 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
14 8 (0.33%) XenServer
15 7 (0.29%) Docker
15 7 (0.29%) pfSense
15 7 (0.29%) VMware Server
16 6 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 111 (4.54%) Cisco CUCM
2 71 (2.90%) Cisco Prime
2 71 (2.90%) SCCM
3 59 (2.41%) FortiGate
4 51 (2.09%) Backup Exec
5 50 (2.04%) Cisco UCCX
6 46 (1.88%) Cisco UCCE
7 39 (1.59%) Norton AntiVirus
8 37 (1.51%) Nagios
9 34 (1.39%) Nessus
10 30 (1.23%) SolarWinds Orion
11 29 (1.19%) Puppet
12 20 (0.82%) WSUS
13 19 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
14 16 (0.65%) Nmap
15 15 (0.61%) Cisco CME
16 13 (0.53%) EnCase
17 12 (0.49%) OpenNebula
18 11 (0.45%) Nexpose
18 11 (0.45%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 1278 (52.25%) Cisco
2 520 (21.26%) Microsoft
3 380 (15.54%) VMware
4 365 (14.92%) Juniper
5 301 (12.31%) HP
6 300 (12.26%) CheckPoint
7 267 (10.92%) F5
8 248 (10.14%) Palo Alto
9 187 (7.65%) Aruba
10 167 (6.83%) SolarWinds
11 164 (6.70%) Citrix
12 130 (5.31%) Meraki
13 116 (4.74%) Riverbed
14 103 (4.21%) Avaya
15 97 (3.97%) Fortinet
16 89 (3.64%) Dell
17 68 (2.78%) Symantec
18 60 (2.45%) Apple
19 57 (2.33%) Brocade
20 54 (2.21%) Extreme Networks