Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wireless
UK
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 239 229 253
Rank change year-on-year -10 +24 -34
Permanent jobs citing Wireless 2,514 2,545 2,808
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.43% 1.47% 1.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.44% 8.82% 8.01%
Number of salaries quoted 2,072 2,158 2,336
UK median annual salary £47,500 £43,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.47% -4.44% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £72,375 £69,650 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year +8.43% - -2.35%

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 26,641 28,854 35,047
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.18% 16.64% 16.62%
Number of salaries quoted 21,509 23,436 29,073
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £70,250
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 19 February 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 19 February 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 0 2,407 £47,500 +6.74% 379
UK excluding London +20 1,736 £45,000 +8.43% 315
London -42 724 £52,750 +5.50% 88
South East -19 502 £42,500 -1.16% 84
East of England +29 386 £50,000 -4.31% 85
South West +98 317 £52,500 +47.89% 19
North of England 0 274 £42,500 +8.97% 58
Midlands -10 200 £40,000 -1.23% 45
Yorkshire +46 161 £40,000 - 32
North West -28 109 £45,000 +20.00% 24
East Midlands -10 93 £40,500 -4.71% 20
West Midlands -18 91 £40,000 +6.67% 25
Scotland -48 54 £52,500 +40.00% 9
Wales +40 47 £52,500 +53.28% 13
North East -24 4 £32,500 -7.14% 2
Northern Ireland -19 1 £43,000 +3.61% 2

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 1,190 (47.33%) Cisco
2 964 (38.35%) Firewall
3 847 (33.69%) Cisco Certification
4 750 (29.83%) WAN
5 682 (27.13%) LAN
6 638 (25.38%) Windows
7 625 (24.86%) CCNP
8 495 (19.69%) CCNA
9 494 (19.65%) Microsoft
10 486 (19.33%) VMware
11 454 (18.06%) ITIL
12 440 (17.50%) VPN
13 434 (17.26%) Active Directory
14 429 (17.06%) Data Centre
15 413 (16.43%) Degree
16 386 (15.35%) Finance
17 347 (13.80%) Network Security
18 332 (13.21%) VoIP
19 330 (13.13%) Software Engineering
20 321 (12.77%) TCP/IP
20 321 (12.77%) Linux
21 318 (12.65%) VMware Infrastructure
22 316 (12.57%) MPLS
23 302 (12.01%) DNS
24 298 (11.85%) Juniper
25 289 (11.50%) HP
26 286 (11.38%) F5
27 283 (11.26%) C++
28 280 (11.14%) OSPF
29 278 (11.06%) 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
1 108 (4.30%) MS Exchange
2 97 (3.86%) Skype for Business
3 70 (2.78%) SharePoint
4 46 (1.83%) CMS
5 30 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2010
6 24 (0.95%) SharePoint 2010
6 24 (0.95%) SharePoint 2013
7 19 (0.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 18 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
8 18 (0.72%) IIS
9 14 (0.56%) WordPress
10 11 (0.44%) OpenStack
11 10 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2003
12 8 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
13 7 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2007
13 7 (0.28%) IBM Notes
14 6 (0.24%) IBM Connections
15 4 (0.16%) Confluence
16 3 (0.12%) Apache
16 3 (0.12%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 167 (6.64%) Microsoft Office
2 41 (1.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 37 (1.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 37 (1.47%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.40%) Acrobat
5 9 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.16%) OrCAD
7 3 (0.12%) AutoCAD
7 3 (0.12%) SOLIDWORKS
8 2 (0.080%) Microsoft Project
8 2 (0.080%) PTC Creo
9 1 (0.040%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (0.48%) Elite 3E
2 7 (0.28%) Markit EDM
3 4 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.12%) Cerner Millennium
4 3 (0.12%) Pegasus Opera
5 2 (0.080%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.080%) Visualfiles
6 1 (0.040%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.040%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.040%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.040%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 227 (9.03%) Office 365
2 138 (5.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 100 (3.98%) Amazon AWS
4 60 (2.39%) SaaS
5 42 (1.67%) PaaS
6 41 (1.63%) IaaS
7 40 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
8 18 (0.72%) G Suite
9 10 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
10 7 (0.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 7 (0.28%) AWS CloudTrail
11 6 (0.24%) Azure Active Directory
11 6 (0.24%) Dynamics 365
11 6 (0.24%) OneDrive
12 5 (0.20%) IBM Cloud
12 5 (0.20%) SoftLayer
13 4 (0.16%) AWS Lambda
13 4 (0.16%) Serverless
14 3 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
14 3 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 964 (38.35%) Firewall
2 750 (29.83%) WAN
3 682 (27.13%) LAN
4 440 (17.50%) VPN
5 347 (13.80%) Network Security
6 332 (13.21%) VoIP
7 321 (12.77%) TCP/IP
8 316 (12.57%) MPLS
9 302 (12.01%) DNS
10 280 (11.14%) OSPF
11 258 (10.26%) BGP
12 249 (9.90%) Cisco Nexus
13 247 (9.82%) DHCP
14 246 (9.79%) Wi-Fi
15 230 (9.15%) Cisco ASA
16 217 (8.63%) VLAN
17 214 (8.51%) Cisco Wireless
18 208 (8.27%) WLAN
19 205 (8.15%) IPsec
20 200 (7.96%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (5.21%) Big Data
2 102 (4.06%) SQL Server
3 21 (0.84%) NoSQL
4 13 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
5 11 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (0.44%) OLTP
5 11 (0.44%) SQL Server 2008
6 10 (0.40%) SQL Server 2014
7 9 (0.36%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 9 (0.36%) MySQL
8 7 (0.28%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (0.16%) Relational Database
9 4 (0.16%) SQL Server 2016
10 3 (0.12%) Crystal Reports
10 3 (0.12%) Electronic Patient Records
11 2 (0.080%) Apache Hive
11 2 (0.080%) Hadoop
12 1 (0.040%) Geospatial Data
12 1 (0.040%) MariaDB
12 1 (0.040%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 111 (4.42%) JIRA
2 93 (3.70%) Bitbucket
3 89 (3.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 89 (3.54%) Calabash
4 54 (2.15%) Android Studio
5 53 (2.11%) Gradle
5 53 (2.11%) JUnit
5 53 (2.11%) Mockito
6 36 (1.43%) CocoaPods
7 34 (1.35%) Jenkins
8 30 (1.19%) Git (software)
9 16 (0.64%) Burp Suite
9 16 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
10 14 (0.56%) Visual Studio
11 12 (0.48%) ClearCase
11 12 (0.48%) Metasploit
12 11 (0.44%) Oracle Forms
13 10 (0.40%) Sonatype Nexus
14 9 (0.36%) TeamCity
15 8 (0.32%) Subversion
General
1 386 (15.35%) Finance
2 261 (10.38%) Telecoms
3 216 (8.59%) Electronics
4 130 (5.17%) Retail
5 108 (4.30%) Banking
6 106 (4.22%) Manufacturing
7 60 (2.39%) Marketing
8 58 (2.31%) Pharmaceutical
9 55 (2.19%) Legal
10 44 (1.75%) Law
11 30 (1.19%) Automotive
12 25 (0.99%) Investment Banking
13 24 (0.95%) Billing
14 22 (0.88%) Back Office
15 18 (0.72%) Advertising
16 17 (0.68%) Financial Institution
16 17 (0.68%) Games
16 17 (0.68%) German Language
17 16 (0.64%) Publishing
18 12 (0.48%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 603 (23.99%) Network Engineer
2 245 (9.75%) Architect
3 180 (7.16%) Cisco Engineer
4 168 (6.68%) Software Engineer
5 166 (6.60%) Embedded Engineer
6 162 (6.44%) Consultant
6 162 (6.44%) Support Engineer
7 159 (6.32%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 155 (6.17%) Analyst
9 151 (6.01%) Developer
10 113 (4.49%) IT Support
11 106 (4.22%) Network Manager
12 104 (4.14%) Network Architect
13 102 (4.06%) Solutions Architect
14 101 (4.02%) IT Engineer
15 99 (3.94%) Embedded Software Engineer
16 93 (3.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 92 (3.66%) Senior Network Engineer
18 81 (3.22%) Wireless Engineer
19 79 (3.14%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (3.06%) 802.1X
2 56 (2.23%) XMPP
3 41 (1.63%) Web Services
4 39 (1.55%) .NET
5 32 (1.27%) HTML
6 25 (0.99%) ASP.NET
6 25 (0.99%) CSS
7 24 (0.95%) ASP.NET MVC
8 18 (0.72%) HTML5
9 17 (0.68%) Middleware
10 15 (0.60%) AngularJS
10 15 (0.60%) jQuery
10 15 (0.60%) REST
11 14 (0.56%) Ajax
12 13 (0.52%) .NET Core
12 13 (0.52%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 13 (0.52%) COM
12 13 (0.52%) KnockoutJS
12 13 (0.52%) Node.js
12 13 (0.52%) React
Miscellaneous
1 429 (17.06%) Data Centre
2 137 (5.45%) Computer Science
3 132 (5.25%) User Experience
4 103 (4.10%) Analytical Skills
5 83 (3.30%) Management Information System
6 77 (3.06%) Embedded Systems
7 71 (2.82%) Clustering
8 58 (2.31%) Driving Licence
9 49 (1.95%) Video Conferencing
10 42 (1.67%) Internet of Things
11 40 (1.59%) Mobile App
12 38 (1.51%) iPhone
13 33 (1.31%) Smartphone
14 32 (1.27%) Blackberry
15 29 (1.15%) Mobile Computing
16 27 (1.07%) Fat Client
16 27 (1.07%) Thin Client
17 23 (0.91%) Algorithms
17 23 (0.91%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
17 23 (0.91%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 638 (25.38%) Windows
2 321 (12.77%) Linux
3 238 (9.47%) Windows Server
4 200 (7.96%) Windows 7
5 178 (7.08%) Android
6 151 (6.01%) Windows 10
7 138 (5.49%) Windows Server 2008
8 119 (4.73%) Windows Server 2012
9 95 (3.78%) Apple iOS
10 71 (2.82%) Unix
11 58 (2.31%) Windows 8
12 56 (2.23%) Windows Server 2003
13 42 (1.67%) Mac OS X
14 30 (1.19%) Embedded Linux
15 28 (1.11%) Windows XP
16 27 (1.07%) Solaris
17 24 (0.95%) Ubuntu
18 17 (0.68%) Kali Linux
19 16 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 14 (0.56%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 454 (18.06%) ITIL
2 330 (13.13%) Software Engineering
3 268 (10.66%) Presales
4 229 (9.11%) Agile Software Development
5 173 (6.88%) Network Design
6 155 (6.17%) Load Balancing
7 151 (6.01%) Project Management
8 142 (5.65%) Service Delivery
9 138 (5.49%) Test Automation
10 132 (5.25%) Network Monitoring
11 131 (5.21%) Service Management
12 130 (5.17%) Mentoring
13 126 (5.01%) Network Management
14 125 (4.97%) Penetration Testing
15 117 (4.65%) Migration
16 112 (4.46%) TDD
17 100 (3.98%) BDD
18 99 (3.94%) Disaster Recovery
19 91 (3.62%) Continuous Improvement
20 88 (3.50%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 283 (11.26%) C++
2 278 (11.06%) C
3 239 (9.51%) Python
4 118 (4.69%) Java
5 110 (4.38%) Embedded C
6 107 (4.26%) SQL
7 56 (2.23%) JavaScript
7 56 (2.23%) PowerShell
8 53 (2.11%) C#
9 51 (2.03%) Perl
10 39 (1.55%) Bash Shell
11 38 (1.51%) Objective-C
12 37 (1.47%) MATLAB
13 33 (1.31%) Embedded C++
14 27 (1.07%) Ruby
15 24 (0.95%) PHP
16 18 (0.72%) Assembly Language
17 13 (0.52%) R
18 10 (0.40%) VB
18 10 (0.40%) VB6
Qualifications
1 847 (33.69%) Cisco Certification
2 625 (24.86%) CCNP
3 495 (19.69%) CCNA
4 413 (16.43%) Degree
5 270 (10.74%) CCIE
6 113 (4.49%) Security Cleared
7 110 (4.38%) ITIL Certification
8 102 (4.06%) SC Cleared
9 97 (3.86%) CCDP
10 82 (3.26%) Microsoft Certification
11 72 (2.86%) Computer Science Degree
12 61 (2.43%) CISSP
13 58 (2.31%) CCDA
13 58 (2.31%) MCSE
14 53 (2.11%) CCVP
15 51 (2.03%) CREST Certified
16 39 (1.55%) CCDE
17 38 (1.51%) JNCIP
18 37 (1.47%) DV Cleared
19 32 (1.27%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 140 (5.57%) SLA
2 71 (2.82%) PCI DSS
3 45 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 42 (1.67%) PMO
5 33 (1.31%) QA
6 19 (0.76%) GDPR
7 17 (0.68%) Cyber Essentials
8 8 (0.32%) MISRA
9 6 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 5 (0.20%) HIPAA
10 5 (0.20%) ISO 31000
11 4 (0.16%) COBIT
11 4 (0.16%) FIPS 140-2
11 4 (0.16%) ISO 9001
11 4 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 3 (0.12%) IEC 61508
13 2 (0.080%) ISAE 3402
13 2 (0.080%) JTAG
14 1 (0.040%) ISO 14001
14 1 (0.040%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 434 (17.26%) Active Directory
2 318 (12.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 139 (5.53%) Hyper-V
4 95 (3.78%) Firmware
5 51 (2.03%) VMware ESXi
6 39 (1.55%) vSphere
7 38 (1.51%) XenApp
8 24 (0.95%) XenDesktop
9 21 (0.84%) XenServer
10 18 (0.72%) Virtual Servers
10 18 (0.72%) VMware NSX
11 13 (0.52%) Xen
12 12 (0.48%) Docker
13 11 (0.44%) FreeRADIUS
13 11 (0.44%) Terminal Services
14 10 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
15 8 (0.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 7 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
16 7 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
17 6 (0.24%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 84 (3.34%) Cisco CUCM
1 84 (3.34%) SCCM
2 74 (2.94%) Cisco UCCX
3 55 (2.19%) Cisco UCCE
4 53 (2.11%) Cisco Prime
4 53 (2.11%) HockeyApp
5 42 (1.67%) Nessus
6 33 (1.31%) Nagios
7 28 (1.11%) FortiGate
8 22 (0.88%) Ansible
9 21 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
10 20 (0.80%) Backup Exec
11 19 (0.76%) Puppet
12 18 (0.72%) Cacti
12 18 (0.72%) WSUS
13 16 (0.64%) SolarWinds Orion
14 14 (0.56%) Microsoft Clustering
15 13 (0.52%) Norton AntiVirus
15 13 (0.52%) QRadar
16 10 (0.40%) Nmap
Vendors
1 1,190 (47.33%) Cisco
2 494 (19.65%) Microsoft
3 486 (19.33%) VMware
4 298 (11.85%) Juniper
5 289 (11.50%) HP
6 286 (11.38%) F5
7 228 (9.07%) CheckPoint
8 225 (8.95%) Palo Alto
9 193 (7.68%) Dell
10 183 (7.28%) Citrix
11 164 (6.52%) Aruba
12 162 (6.44%) SolarWinds
13 142 (5.65%) Meraki
14 115 (4.57%) Avaya
15 114 (4.53%) Brocade
16 99 (3.94%) EMC
16 99 (3.94%) NetApp
17 96 (3.82%) Atlassian
18 87 (3.46%) Fortinet
19 82 (3.26%) Riverbed