Period
to 15 April 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 15 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wireless
UK
6 months to
15 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 247 226 245
Rank change year-on-year -21 +19 +9
Permanent jobs citing Wireless 1,085 1,661 2,168
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.30% 1.48% 1.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.00% 9.81% 9.53%
Number of salaries quoted 690 1,339 1,757
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £25,000
25th Percentile £35,000 £32,000 £34,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - -
75th Percentile £60,000 £62,500 £63,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 10,848 16,936 22,754
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.97% 15.07% 15.29%
Number of salaries quoted 8,254 13,531 17,711
10th Percentile £28,500 £26,250 £26,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £34,000 £33,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £65,500 £63,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

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 15 April 2021.

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 15 April 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 -31 954 £50,000 +5.26% 236
UK excluding London +18 839 £45,000 - 211
North of England +99 366 £50,000 +33.33% 49
Yorkshire +103 243 £55,000 +44.74% 26
Work from Home -41 215 £57,500 -8.00% 32
London -114 171 £60,000 +20.00% 36
South East -43 151 £45,000 -14.29% 54
South West -25 101 £39,750 +13.57% 21
North West +9 91 £42,750 +6.88% 18
Midlands -14 88 £40,000 +6.67% 44
West Midlands -4 73 £40,000 +15.11% 31
Scotland +28 59 £50,000 -5.66% 8
East of England -21 52 £45,000 -5.26% 33
North East +39 32 £40,000 +14.29% 5
East Midlands +10 15 £37,500 -2.93% 13
Wales +26 14 £38,500 +2.67%
Channel Islands - 8 £80,000 - 2

For the 6 months to 15 April 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.

1 394 (36.31%) Cisco
2 349 (32.17%) Firewall
3 263 (24.24%) Cisco Certification
4 255 (23.50%) WAN
5 250 (23.04%) Microsoft
6 246 (22.67%) LAN
7 231 (21.29%) Problem-Solving
8 224 (20.65%) Wi-Fi
9 186 (17.14%) Linux
10 179 (16.50%) Windows
11 167 (15.39%) TCP/IP
12 164 (15.12%) Active Directory
13 154 (14.19%) DNS
14 153 (14.10%) CCNP
15 147 (13.55%) Telecoms
16 145 (13.36%) Microsoft 365
17 142 (13.09%) Network+ Certification
18 141 (13.00%) Cybersecurity
19 139 (12.81%) CCNA
19 139 (12.81%) VPN
20 134 (12.35%) C++
21 132 (12.17%) C
21 132 (12.17%) Azure
22 127 (11.71%) Network Security
23 119 (10.97%) DHCP
24 115 (10.60%) Python
25 114 (10.51%) BGP
25 114 (10.51%) Windows Server
26 109 (10.05%) MPLS
27 108 (9.95%) VMware

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 41 (3.78%) SharePoint
2 35 (3.23%) MS Exchange
3 14 (1.29%) Skype for Business
4 9 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (0.65%) Apache Spark
5 7 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (0.46%) nginx
6 5 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (0.37%) CMS
7 4 (0.37%) Confluence
7 4 (0.37%) Headless CMS
8 3 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.18%) Apache
9 2 (0.18%) Apache Airflow
9 2 (0.18%) WordPress
10 1 (0.092%) IIS
Applications
1 57 (5.25%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (1.94%) SOLIDWORKS
3 19 (1.75%) MS Visio
4 17 (1.57%) Microsoft Excel
5 7 (0.65%) AutoCAD
6 4 (0.37%) Figma
6 4 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.37%) Sketch
7 2 (0.18%) SketchUp
8 1 (0.092%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 5 (0.46%) SAP Business One
2 4 (0.37%) SAP Hybris
2 4 (0.37%) Shopify
3 1 (0.092%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 145 (13.36%) Microsoft 365
2 132 (12.17%) Azure
3 58 (5.35%) AWS
4 23 (2.12%) Azure Active Directory
5 16 (1.47%) AWS IoT
5 16 (1.47%) OneDrive
6 12 (1.11%) Google Workspace
7 9 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
7 9 (0.83%) Slack
8 8 (0.74%) GCP
9 6 (0.55%) Route 53
10 5 (0.46%) AWS CloudFormation
10 5 (0.46%) Power Platform
11 4 (0.37%) Amazon Alexa
11 4 (0.37%) IaaS
12 3 (0.28%) PowerApps
12 3 (0.28%) SaaS
13 2 (0.18%) Google Data Studio
13 2 (0.18%) Power Automate
13 2 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 349 (32.17%) Firewall
2 255 (23.50%) WAN
3 246 (22.67%) LAN
4 224 (20.65%) Wi-Fi
5 167 (15.39%) TCP/IP
6 154 (14.19%) DNS
7 139 (12.81%) VPN
8 127 (11.71%) Network Security
9 119 (10.97%) DHCP
10 114 (10.51%) BGP
11 109 (10.05%) MPLS
12 108 (9.95%) Internet
13 106 (9.77%) Ethernet
13 106 (9.77%) OSPF
13 106 (9.77%) VLAN
14 101 (9.31%) Cisco ASA
15 84 (7.74%) VoIP
16 73 (6.73%) Cisco Nexus
16 73 (6.73%) SD-WAN
17 62 (5.71%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (1.57%) SQL Server
2 12 (1.11%) Amazon RDS
3 9 (0.83%) Big Data
4 7 (0.65%) Hadoop
5 6 (0.55%) Apache Hive
5 6 (0.55%) Data Lake
5 6 (0.55%) GIS
5 6 (0.55%) HBase
6 5 (0.46%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (0.18%) BigQuery
7 2 (0.18%) InfluxDB
7 2 (0.18%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.18%) Power BI
8 1 (0.092%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.092%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.092%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.092%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 27 (2.49%) Git (software)
2 16 (1.47%) Sonatype Nexus
3 7 (0.65%) JIRA
4 5 (0.46%) Metasploit
5 4 (0.37%) Burp Suite
5 4 (0.37%) ESLint
5 4 (0.37%) gulp
5 4 (0.37%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.28%) GitLab
6 3 (0.28%) Rational Rhapsody
6 3 (0.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.18%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.18%) PHPUnit
7 2 (0.18%) sqlmap
8 1 (0.092%) GCC
8 1 (0.092%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.092%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.092%) Subversion
8 1 (0.092%) Visual Studio
General
1 147 (13.55%) Telecoms
2 83 (7.65%) Finance
3 45 (4.15%) Manufacturing
4 36 (3.32%) Electronics
5 31 (2.86%) Public Sector
6 27 (2.49%) Retail
7 16 (1.47%) Banking
7 16 (1.47%) Marketing
8 12 (1.11%) Automotive
9 11 (1.01%) Law
9 11 (1.01%) Legal
10 8 (0.74%) Back Office
11 6 (0.55%) Games
11 6 (0.55%) Publishing
12 4 (0.37%) Multimedia
13 3 (0.28%) Military
14 2 (0.18%) Advertising
14 2 (0.18%) Mandarin Language
15 1 (0.092%) Housing Association
15 1 (0.092%) Korean Language
Job Titles
1 219 (20.18%) Network Engineer
2 142 (13.09%) Trainee
3 80 (7.37%) Administrator
4 79 (7.28%) Ethical Hacker
5 70 (6.45%) Design Engineer
6 69 (6.36%) IT Administrator
7 67 (6.18%) Network Administrator
8 62 (5.71%) Senior Network Engineer
8 62 (5.71%) Trainee Administrator
8 62 (5.71%) Trainee Network Administrator
9 60 (5.53%) Wireless Engineer
10 59 (5.44%) Systems Engineer
11 58 (5.35%) Support Engineer
12 56 (5.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 51 (4.70%) DSP Engineer
14 50 (4.61%) Senior DSP Engineer
15 49 (4.52%) Consultant
16 47 (4.33%) Architect
17 45 (4.15%) IT Engineer
18 43 (3.96%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (7.47%) 802.1X
2 47 (4.33%) HTML
3 39 (3.59%) CSS
4 37 (3.41%) XMPP
5 33 (3.04%) RESTful
6 22 (2.03%) React
7 17 (1.57%) AngularJS
8 12 (1.11%) Yocto
9 10 (0.92%) JSP
10 9 (0.83%) .NET
11 8 (0.74%) JSON
11 8 (0.74%) REST
12 7 (0.65%) HTML5
13 6 (0.55%) Node.js
13 6 (0.55%) POSIX
14 4 (0.37%) Express
14 4 (0.37%) FIX Protocol
14 4 (0.37%) Sass
14 4 (0.37%) Vue.js
14 4 (0.37%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 105 (9.68%) Data Centre
2 74 (6.82%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 43 (3.96%) Algorithms
4 39 (3.59%) Self-Motivation
5 37 (3.41%) Embedded Systems
6 34 (3.13%) Driving Licence
7 32 (2.95%) Management Information System
8 27 (2.49%) Analytical Skills
9 21 (1.94%) ASTM
10 19 (1.75%) Device Driver
10 19 (1.75%) Internet of Things
10 19 (1.75%) VHDL
11 12 (1.11%) Home Automation
11 12 (1.11%) Smart Home
11 12 (1.11%) Verilog
12 11 (1.01%) CCTV
13 10 (0.92%) Clustering
13 10 (0.92%) Private Cloud
14 9 (0.83%) Public Cloud
14 9 (0.83%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 186 (17.14%) Linux
2 179 (16.50%) Windows
3 114 (10.51%) Windows Server
4 56 (5.16%) Windows 10
5 46 (4.24%) Windows Server 2016
6 41 (3.78%) Windows Server 2012
7 37 (3.41%) Windows Server 2019
8 23 (2.12%) Android
9 19 (1.75%) Apple iOS
9 19 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
10 18 (1.66%) Embedded Linux
10 18 (1.66%) Windows 7
11 14 (1.29%) Mac OS
12 7 (0.65%) Mac OS X
13 5 (0.46%) Unix
14 4 (0.37%) FreeRTOS
15 3 (0.28%) CentOS
16 2 (0.18%) MVS
16 2 (0.18%) Ubuntu
16 2 (0.18%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 231 (21.29%) Problem-Solving
2 141 (13.00%) Cybersecurity
3 100 (9.22%) ITIL
3 100 (9.22%) Penetration Testing
4 94 (8.66%) Computer Science
5 84 (7.74%) Ethical Hacking
6 83 (7.65%) Data Security
6 83 (7.65%) Software Engineering
7 70 (6.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 70 (6.45%) Network Design
8 69 (6.36%) Presales
9 61 (5.62%) Network Management
10 58 (5.35%) Validation
11 53 (4.88%) Project Management
12 50 (4.61%) Software Testing
13 48 (4.42%) Signal Processing
14 47 (4.33%) Mentoring
14 47 (4.33%) Test Automation
15 44 (4.06%) Continuous Integration
16 39 (3.59%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 134 (12.35%) C++
2 132 (12.17%) C
3 115 (10.60%) Python
4 44 (4.06%) SQL
5 35 (3.23%) PowerShell
6 32 (2.95%) MATLAB
7 30 (2.76%) JavaScript
8 22 (2.03%) Embedded C++
9 20 (1.84%) Embedded C
9 20 (1.84%) Java
10 17 (1.57%) Bash Shell
10 17 (1.57%) TypeScript
11 15 (1.38%) C#
11 15 (1.38%) PHP
12 7 (0.65%) VBScript
13 5 (0.46%) Perl
13 5 (0.46%) R
14 3 (0.28%) Go
15 2 (0.18%) Lisp
15 2 (0.18%) VB
Qualifications
1 263 (24.24%) Cisco Certification
2 153 (14.10%) CCNP
3 142 (13.09%) Network+ Certification
4 139 (12.81%) CCNA
5 107 (9.86%) Degree
6 81 (7.47%) CompTIA Security+
7 80 (7.37%) A+ Certification
8 62 (5.71%) Linux+ Certification
9 54 (4.98%) Security Cleared
10 52 (4.79%) PhD
11 46 (4.24%) CCIE
12 45 (4.15%) SC Cleared
13 18 (1.66%) DBS Check
14 17 (1.57%) CISSP
14 17 (1.57%) HND
15 15 (1.38%) HNC
16 13 (1.20%) CCDP
17 12 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
18 11 (1.01%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 9 (0.83%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (3.87%) SLA
2 17 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (1.38%) QA
4 11 (1.01%) PCI DSS
5 10 (0.92%) GDPR
6 8 (0.74%) NIST
7 7 (0.65%) Cyber Essentials
8 5 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 5 (0.46%) MISRA
9 3 (0.28%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.28%) NCSC
9 3 (0.28%) PMO
10 2 (0.18%) COBIT
10 2 (0.18%) Def Stans
11 1 (0.092%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.092%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 164 (15.12%) Active Directory
2 93 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 80 (7.37%) Hyper-V
4 76 (7.00%) Firmware
5 21 (1.94%) Docker
6 16 (1.47%) vSphere
7 13 (1.20%) RHEV
8 12 (1.11%) XenApp
9 7 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (0.65%) XenDesktop
10 5 (0.46%) VMware NSX
11 4 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
11 4 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (0.28%) KVM
12 3 (0.28%) NFS
12 3 (0.28%) Terminal Server
13 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (0.18%) ProxySG
13 2 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
14 1 (0.092%) NLBS
Systems Management
1 36 (3.32%) Graylog
1 36 (3.32%) Kibana
2 30 (2.76%) Ansible
3 29 (2.67%) FortiGate
4 22 (2.03%) SCCM
5 21 (1.94%) Microsoft Intune
6 14 (1.29%) Nagios
7 13 (1.20%) Cisco Prime
8 9 (0.83%) Cisco CUCM
8 9 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
8 9 (0.83%) Puppet
9 7 (0.65%) SmoothWall
9 7 (0.65%) Terraform
10 6 (0.55%) Grafana
11 5 (0.46%) ITRS Geneos
11 5 (0.46%) Jamf Pro
11 5 (0.46%) Nessus
11 5 (0.46%) PaperCut
11 5 (0.46%) ServiceCenter
11 5 (0.46%) WSUS
Vendors
1 394 (36.31%) Cisco
2 250 (23.04%) Microsoft
3 108 (9.95%) VMware
4 99 (9.12%) Palo Alto
5 86 (7.93%) Meraki
6 66 (6.08%) CheckPoint
7 63 (5.81%) Juniper
8 50 (4.61%) HP
9 49 (4.52%) Fortinet
10 44 (4.06%) F5
11 42 (3.87%) Aruba
12 37 (3.41%) SolarWinds
13 28 (2.58%) Apple
13 28 (2.58%) Citrix
14 23 (2.12%) Dell
14 23 (2.12%) Ruckus Wireless
15 22 (2.03%) Avaya
15 22 (2.03%) Veeam
16 21 (1.94%) ANSYS
17 20 (1.84%) Mitel