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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 23 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wireless
UK
6 months to
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 259 260 237
Rank change year-on-year +1 -23 +8
Permanent jobs citing Wireless 2,468 1,182 1,346
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.51% 1.29% 1.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.40% 10.01% 9.71%
Number of salaries quoted 1,099 772 1,109
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,250 £26,250
25th Percentile £35,000 £37,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £51,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.00% - +11.11%
75th Percentile £69,510 £61,250 £64,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £72,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year -9.47% - +8.57%

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 21,644 11,805 13,864
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.28% 12.85% 14.92%
Number of salaries quoted 11,670 8,757 11,052
10th Percentile £28,250 £28,500 £27,000
25th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £49,556
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +0.90% +6.57%
75th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 23 May 2022.

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 23 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England -7 2,005 £50,000 - 258
UK excluding London +47 1,845 £43,000 -9.47% 221
North of England +24 694 £50,000 -4.76% 54
Work from Home -167 449 £55,000 -4.35% 64
London -64 429 £59,483 +1.44% 49
South East +36 379 £43,000 -4.44% 49
Yorkshire -3 369 £70,000 +27.27% 20
Midlands +42 281 £39,383 -3.51% 21
North West +29 240 £43,150 +0.35% 28
Scotland +10 155 £40,606 -18.79% 5
East of England +7 142 £50,000 +5.26% 52
East Midlands +59 139 £29,000 -22.67% 8
West Midlands -7 137 £40,000 -5.88% 13
South West -29 101 £33,000 -11.41% 33
North East +28 85 £35,000 -16.17% 6
Wales +17 71 £55,000 +46.67% 5
Northern Ireland - 62 £37,500 - 2

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, 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 1,474 (59.72%) Cisco
2 1,285 (52.07%) Cisco Certification
3 1,109 (44.94%) CCNA
4 1,099 (44.53%) Linux
5 894 (36.22%) A+ Certification
6 888 (35.98%) Network+ Certification
7 881 (35.70%) Linux+ Certification
8 618 (25.04%) Firewall
9 595 (24.11%) WAN
10 581 (23.54%) LAN
11 454 (18.40%) Windows
12 368 (14.91%) Microsoft
13 353 (14.30%) Active Directory
14 338 (13.70%) Social Skills
15 327 (13.25%) Azure
16 319 (12.93%) Microsoft 365
17 289 (11.71%) DNS
18 270 (10.94%) Wi-Fi
19 268 (10.86%) ITIL
20 250 (10.13%) CCNP
21 245 (9.93%) Degree
22 242 (9.81%) Finance
23 237 (9.60%) VPN
24 232 (9.40%) DHCP
25 222 (9.00%) MPLS
26 218 (8.83%) TCP/IP
27 216 (8.75%) Problem-Solving
28 214 (8.67%) Windows Server
29 210 (8.51%) Internet
29 210 (8.51%) Data Centre

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 72 (2.92%) SharePoint
2 46 (1.86%) MS Exchange
3 18 (0.73%) Apache Spark
4 13 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
5 10 (0.41%) OpenStack
6 9 (0.36%) Cloud Foundry
7 7 (0.28%) IIS
8 6 (0.24%) Liferay
9 3 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.12%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.081%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.041%) Apache
11 1 (0.041%) Confluence
11 1 (0.041%) Tomcat
Applications
1 136 (5.51%) Microsoft Office
2 32 (1.30%) MS Visio
3 29 (1.18%) Microsoft Excel
4 21 (0.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.20%) Simulink
7 2 (0.081%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.041%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 7 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
1 7 (0.28%) SAP GTS
2 5 (0.20%) Infor M3
3 4 (0.16%) Sage 200
4 3 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.081%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.041%) assyst
6 1 (0.041%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 327 (13.25%) Azure
2 319 (12.93%) Microsoft 365
3 151 (6.12%) AWS
4 80 (3.24%) Azure Active Directory
5 70 (2.84%) SaaS
6 50 (2.03%) PaaS
7 40 (1.62%) IaaS
8 37 (1.50%) OneDrive
9 30 (1.22%) Azure Sentinel
10 25 (1.01%) Google Workspace
11 23 (0.93%) Azure Monitor
12 18 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
13 16 (0.65%) WhatsApp
14 12 (0.49%) Dynamics 365
14 12 (0.49%) Power Platform
15 10 (0.41%) Azure ExpressRoute
16 9 (0.36%) Mimecast
17 8 (0.32%) GCP
17 8 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 7 (0.28%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 618 (25.04%) Firewall
2 595 (24.11%) WAN
3 581 (23.54%) LAN
4 289 (11.71%) DNS
5 270 (10.94%) Wi-Fi
6 237 (9.60%) VPN
7 232 (9.40%) DHCP
8 222 (9.00%) MPLS
9 218 (8.83%) TCP/IP
10 210 (8.51%) Internet
11 208 (8.43%) BGP
12 203 (8.23%) OSPF
13 170 (6.89%) WLAN
14 157 (6.36%) Cisco Nexus
14 157 (6.36%) Network Security
15 153 (6.20%) VLAN
16 136 (5.51%) SD-WAN
17 118 (4.78%) VoIP
18 117 (4.74%) Ethernet
19 93 (3.77%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (1.50%) SQL Server
2 23 (0.93%) Big Data
3 21 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
4 18 (0.73%) Data Lake
5 13 (0.53%) NoSQL
6 11 (0.45%) Power BI
7 10 (0.41%) MySQL
8 6 (0.24%) Relational Database
8 6 (0.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (0.20%) Apache Hive
9 5 (0.20%) GIS
9 5 (0.20%) Hadoop
9 5 (0.20%) HBase
9 5 (0.20%) Oracle Database
10 4 (0.16%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (0.081%) Data Mining
11 2 (0.081%) MongoDB
12 1 (0.041%) Crystal Reports
12 1 (0.041%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.041%) DB2
Development Applications
1 33 (1.34%) GDB
2 20 (0.81%) Git (software)
3 11 (0.45%) JIRA
4 8 (0.32%) Visual Studio
5 7 (0.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 6 (0.24%) Postman
7 4 (0.16%) CMake
7 4 (0.16%) GCC
8 3 (0.12%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.081%) Burp Suite
9 2 (0.081%) Subversion
10 1 (0.041%) Ant
10 1 (0.041%) LabVIEW
10 1 (0.041%) Metasploit
10 1 (0.041%) Sonatype Nexus
10 1 (0.041%) Valgrind
General
1 338 (13.70%) Social Skills
2 242 (9.81%) Finance
3 124 (5.02%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 123 (4.98%) Analytical Skills
5 115 (4.66%) Public Sector
6 113 (4.58%) Telecoms
7 98 (3.97%) Electronics
8 63 (2.55%) Organisational Skills
9 60 (2.43%) Manufacturing
10 56 (2.27%) Retail
11 44 (1.78%) Marketing
12 34 (1.38%) Legal
13 31 (1.26%) Influencing Skills
14 23 (0.93%) Banking
14 23 (0.93%) Games
15 22 (0.89%) Documentation Skills
16 18 (0.73%) Wearables
17 16 (0.65%) Presentation Skills
18 15 (0.61%) Law
19 13 (0.53%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 918 (37.20%) IT Technician
2 882 (35.74%) Network Technician
3 881 (35.70%) Trainee
3 881 (35.70%) Trainee IT Technician
3 881 (35.70%) Trainee Technician
4 366 (14.83%) Network Engineer
5 152 (6.16%) Architect
6 114 (4.62%) IT Engineer
7 113 (4.58%) Senior Network Engineer
8 112 (4.54%) Analyst
9 110 (4.46%) IT Support
10 105 (4.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 100 (4.05%) Software Engineer
12 90 (3.65%) Support Engineer
13 71 (2.88%) Embedded Engineer
14 70 (2.84%) Design Engineer
15 62 (2.51%) Embedded Software Engineer
16 61 (2.47%) Network Architect
17 59 (2.39%) 3rd Line Engineer
18 53 (2.15%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (3.12%) 802.1X
2 47 (1.90%) HTML
3 37 (1.50%) React
4 32 (1.30%) RESTful
5 30 (1.22%) Redux
6 28 (1.13%) HTML5
7 23 (0.93%) Yocto
8 21 (0.85%) Vue.js
9 18 (0.73%) CSS
10 16 (0.65%) iOS SDK
10 16 (0.65%) WebRTC
11 11 (0.45%) Web Services
12 9 (0.36%) JSP
13 7 (0.28%) .NET
13 7 (0.28%) Flutter
13 7 (0.28%) JSON
13 7 (0.28%) LDAP
13 7 (0.28%) Middleware
14 6 (0.24%) SOAP
14 6 (0.24%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 210 (8.51%) Data Centre
2 169 (6.85%) IoT
3 90 (3.65%) Algorithms
4 85 (3.44%) FPGA
5 80 (3.24%) Embedded Systems
6 75 (3.04%) Management Information System
7 68 (2.76%) Self-Motivation
8 54 (2.19%) Cyberattack
9 50 (2.03%) Public Cloud
10 49 (1.99%) Cyber Defence
11 48 (1.94%) Robotics
12 45 (1.82%) Driving Licence
13 38 (1.54%) User Experience
14 32 (1.30%) Industrial Internet of Things
15 26 (1.05%) NHS
16 25 (1.01%) Mobile App
16 25 (1.01%) PKI
16 25 (1.01%) SCADA
17 23 (0.93%) Clustering
18 22 (0.89%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 1,099 (44.53%) Linux
2 454 (18.40%) Windows
3 214 (8.67%) Windows Server
4 137 (5.55%) Windows 10
5 104 (4.21%) Windows Server 2012
6 89 (3.61%) Windows Server 2016
7 53 (2.15%) Windows Server 2008
8 52 (2.11%) Android
9 43 (1.74%) Apple iOS
10 40 (1.62%) Windows 7
11 39 (1.58%) Windows Server 2019
12 37 (1.50%) Mac OS
13 35 (1.42%) Unix
14 25 (1.01%) Embedded Linux
15 22 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
15 22 (0.89%) Windows XP
16 18 (0.73%) SUSE
17 10 (0.41%) Mac OS X
18 7 (0.28%) Windows 8
19 5 (0.20%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 268 (10.86%) ITIL
2 216 (8.75%) Problem-Solving
3 204 (8.27%) Agile
4 178 (7.21%) Computer Science
5 160 (6.48%) Change Management
6 155 (6.28%) Service Delivery
7 144 (5.83%) Project Management
8 128 (5.19%) Project Delivery
9 127 (5.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 125 (5.06%) Cybersecurity
11 118 (4.78%) Software Engineering
12 112 (4.54%) Load Balancing
13 108 (4.38%) Network Design
14 99 (4.01%) Network Management
15 88 (3.57%) Mentoring
16 72 (2.92%) DevOps
16 72 (2.92%) Disaster Recovery
17 70 (2.84%) Network Monitoring
18 67 (2.71%) Coaching
18 67 (2.71%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 202 (8.18%) C
2 165 (6.69%) Python
3 162 (6.56%) C++
4 80 (3.24%) Java
5 60 (2.43%) MATLAB
6 54 (2.19%) PowerShell
7 40 (1.62%) SQL
8 38 (1.54%) Embedded C
9 35 (1.42%) JavaScript
10 25 (1.01%) Bash
11 21 (0.85%) VB
12 18 (0.73%) VBScript
13 16 (0.65%) Objective-C
14 15 (0.61%) Embedded C++
14 15 (0.61%) TypeScript
15 13 (0.53%) Perl
16 10 (0.41%) C#
17 6 (0.24%) Groovy
17 6 (0.24%) T-SQL
18 5 (0.20%) Google Apps Script
Qualifications
1 1,285 (52.07%) Cisco Certification
2 1,109 (44.94%) CCNA
3 894 (36.22%) A+ Certification
4 888 (35.98%) Network+ Certification
5 881 (35.70%) Linux+ Certification
6 250 (10.13%) CCNP
7 245 (9.93%) Degree
8 127 (5.15%) Security Cleared
9 112 (4.54%) SC Cleared
10 87 (3.53%) Microsoft Certification
11 71 (2.88%) MCSE
12 69 (2.80%) CCDP
12 69 (2.80%) Computer Science Degree
13 56 (2.27%) PhD
14 55 (2.23%) CCIE
15 48 (1.94%) MCP
16 25 (1.01%) CCIE Service Provider
17 22 (0.89%) MOS
18 19 (0.77%) DBS Check
19 17 (0.69%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 119 (4.82%) SLA
2 29 (1.18%) GDPR
3 25 (1.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 22 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 18 (0.73%) NIST
5 18 (0.73%) PCI DSS
6 17 (0.69%) Cyber Essentials
7 11 (0.45%) NCSC
8 10 (0.41%) QA
9 9 (0.36%) JTAG
10 6 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 6 (0.24%) GxP
11 4 (0.16%) ISO 9001
12 3 (0.12%) HIPAA
12 3 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 3 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 3 (0.12%) PA-DSS
12 3 (0.12%) PSD2
13 2 (0.081%) PMO
14 1 (0.041%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 353 (14.30%) Active Directory
2 126 (5.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 90 (3.65%) Firmware
4 72 (2.92%) Hyper-V
5 34 (1.38%) Virtual Desktop
6 30 (1.22%) vSphere
7 20 (0.81%) Docker
7 20 (0.81%) Virtual Servers
8 19 (0.77%) XenApp
9 16 (0.65%) ProxySG
10 11 (0.45%) VMware NSX
11 10 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
12 9 (0.36%) KVM
12 9 (0.36%) LXC
12 9 (0.36%) Xen
13 7 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
14 6 (0.24%) BitLocker
15 3 (0.12%) XenDesktop
16 2 (0.081%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 2 (0.081%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 67 (2.71%) Microsoft Intune
2 62 (2.51%) SCCM
3 45 (1.82%) FortiGate
4 41 (1.66%) Kubernetes
5 39 (1.58%) Ansible
6 36 (1.46%) Terraform
7 26 (1.05%) Cisco Prime
8 23 (0.93%) SCOM
8 23 (0.93%) SCSM
9 22 (0.89%) Cisco CUCM
10 19 (0.77%) Puppet
11 18 (0.73%) HP SIM
11 18 (0.73%) OpenView
11 18 (0.73%) WSUS
12 14 (0.57%) SolarWinds Orion
13 11 (0.45%) HAProxy
14 9 (0.36%) Mesos
15 8 (0.32%) Nagios
15 8 (0.32%) TrustSec
15 8 (0.32%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 1,474 (59.72%) Cisco
2 368 (14.91%) Microsoft
3 205 (8.31%) Palo Alto
4 199 (8.06%) VMware
5 129 (5.23%) F5
5 129 (5.23%) Meraki
6 118 (4.78%) Aruba
7 110 (4.46%) HP
8 95 (3.85%) Fortinet
9 94 (3.81%) Citrix
10 82 (3.32%) Juniper
11 74 (3.00%) CheckPoint
12 68 (2.76%) Apple
12 68 (2.76%) SolarWinds
13 51 (2.07%) Veeam
14 47 (1.90%) Zscaler
15 45 (1.82%) Dell
16 37 (1.50%) Riverbed
17 29 (1.18%) Infoblox
18 25 (1.01%) Google