Period
to 24 November 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 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wireless
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 258 241 247
Rank change year-on-year -17 +6 +3
Permanent jobs citing Wireless 2439 2697 2952
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.35% 1.43% 1.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.65% 8.40% 8.12%
Number of salaries quoted 2043 2247 2450
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

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 28197 32099 36357
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.65% 16.96% 16.62%
Number of salaries quoted 22815 26256 30085
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £71,250
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 24 November 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 24 November 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 -10 2322 £47,500 +5.56% 148
UK excluding London +11 1614 £45,000 +5.88% 111
London -27 758 £53,250 +1.43% 41
East of England +65 431 £51,500 +3.00% 28
South East -31 423 £42,500 -5.56% 24
North of England -3 304 £40,500 +8.00% 22
South West +69 211 £47,500 +35.71% 13
Midlands -28 204 £42,500 +2.41% 20
Yorkshire +25 159 £37,500 -6.25% 7
North West -35 137 £45,000 +20.00% 13
East Midlands -18 95 £42,500 - 8
West Midlands -24 95 £45,000 +15.76% 12
Wales +47 44 £51,250 +13.89% 2
Scotland -54 41 £43,750 +19.86% 1
North East +1 8 £39,250 +24.60% 2
Northern Ireland -30 2 £39,000 -15.68% 1

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 1150 (47.15%) Cisco
2 964 (39.52%) Firewall
3 860 (35.26%) Cisco Certification
4 725 (29.73%) WAN
5 673 (27.59%) LAN
6 656 (26.90%) Windows
7 634 (25.99%) CCNP
8 548 (22.47%) Microsoft
9 506 (20.75%) VPN
10 430 (17.63%) CCNA
11 422 (17.30%) ITIL
12 420 (17.22%) VMware
13 412 (16.89%) Degree
14 410 (16.81%) Active Directory
15 382 (15.66%) Data Centre
16 380 (15.58%) Finance
17 362 (14.84%) Linux
18 352 (14.43%) Network Security
19 348 (14.27%) MPLS
20 335 (13.74%) OSPF
21 333 (13.65%) BGP
22 320 (13.12%) TCP/IP
23 313 (12.83%) Cisco Nexus
24 312 (12.79%) VoIP
25 308 (12.63%) DNS
26 302 (12.38%) C
27 291 (11.93%) Juniper
28 276 (11.32%) CCIE
28 276 (11.32%) HP
29 274 (11.23%) DHCP

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
1 127 (5.21%) MS Exchange
2 103 (4.22%) Skype for Business
3 68 (2.79%) CMS
4 64 (2.62%) SharePoint
5 44 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2010
6 34 (1.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 30 (1.23%) IIS
8 29 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2013
9 17 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2007
10 16 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
11 15 (0.62%) SharePoint 2010
12 12 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2003
13 10 (0.41%) OpenStack
14 9 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
15 8 (0.33%) IBM Notes
16 7 (0.29%) WordPress
17 6 (0.25%) IBM Connections
18 5 (0.21%) Oracle Workflow
19 2 (0.082%) Apache
19 2 (0.082%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 166 (6.81%) Microsoft Office
2 39 (1.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 27 (1.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 22 (0.90%) MS Visio
5 19 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.21%) AutoCAD
7 4 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.16%) SOLIDWORKS
8 1 (0.041%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.041%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.041%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.041%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.041%) PTC Creo
8 1 (0.041%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 11 (0.45%) Markit EDM
2 5 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.12%) Epicor Vantage
4 2 (0.082%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.082%) Visualfiles
5 1 (0.041%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.041%) Infor SunSystems
5 1 (0.041%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.041%) Pegasus Opera
5 1 (0.041%) Sage X3
5 1 (0.041%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 197 (8.08%) Office 365
2 138 (5.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 106 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
4 36 (1.48%) SaaS
5 21 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
5 21 (0.86%) IaaS
5 21 (0.86%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 13 (0.53%) PaaS
7 12 (0.49%) G Suite
8 9 (0.37%) Slack
9 7 (0.29%) Azure Active Directory
9 7 (0.29%) Dynamics 365
10 4 (0.16%) IBM Cloud
10 4 (0.16%) SoftLayer
11 3 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.082%) Akamai
12 2 (0.082%) GitHub
13 1 (0.041%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.041%) Lucidchart
13 1 (0.041%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 964 (39.52%) Firewall
2 725 (29.73%) WAN
3 673 (27.59%) LAN
4 506 (20.75%) VPN
5 352 (14.43%) Network Security
6 348 (14.27%) MPLS
7 335 (13.74%) OSPF
8 333 (13.65%) BGP
9 320 (13.12%) TCP/IP
10 313 (12.83%) Cisco Nexus
11 312 (12.79%) VoIP
12 308 (12.63%) DNS
13 274 (11.23%) DHCP
14 270 (11.07%) Cisco ASA
15 251 (10.29%) IPsec
16 236 (9.68%) EIGRP
17 211 (8.65%) Wi-Fi
18 198 (8.12%) Cisco Wireless
19 185 (7.59%) VLAN
20 177 (7.26%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (4.06%) SQL Server
2 57 (2.34%) Big Data
3 21 (0.86%) OLTP
4 12 (0.49%) SQL Server 2005
5 11 (0.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 11 (0.45%) NoSQL
6 9 (0.37%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (0.29%) MySQL
7 7 (0.29%) Relational Database
7 7 (0.29%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (0.21%) SQL Server 2014
9 4 (0.16%) SQL Server 2016
10 3 (0.12%) CorVu
10 3 (0.12%) Crystal Reports
10 3 (0.12%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.082%) Blockchain
11 2 (0.082%) GIS
11 2 (0.082%) Redis
12 1 (0.041%) Geospatial Data
12 1 (0.041%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 53 (2.17%) JIRA
2 47 (1.93%) Git (software)
3 41 (1.68%) Jenkins
4 39 (1.60%) Bitbucket
5 37 (1.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 37 (1.52%) Calabash
6 26 (1.07%) Team Foundation Server
7 24 (0.98%) Android Studio
8 22 (0.90%) Gradle
8 22 (0.90%) JUnit
8 22 (0.90%) Mockito
9 21 (0.86%) Oracle Forms
9 21 (0.86%) Visual Studio
10 15 (0.62%) CocoaPods
10 15 (0.62%) Metasploit
10 15 (0.62%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 14 (0.57%) Burp Suite
12 13 (0.53%) Sonatype Nexus
13 8 (0.33%) Mocha
13 8 (0.33%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 380 (15.58%) Finance
2 272 (11.15%) Telecoms
3 167 (6.85%) Electronics
4 138 (5.66%) Banking
5 67 (2.75%) Retail
6 51 (2.09%) Manufacturing
7 39 (1.60%) Marketing
8 34 (1.39%) Investment Banking
8 34 (1.39%) Law
9 32 (1.31%) Financial Institution
10 31 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
11 29 (1.19%) Legal
12 25 (1.03%) Back Office
13 21 (0.86%) Billing
14 19 (0.78%) Publishing
15 16 (0.66%) Automotive
16 14 (0.57%) Advertising
17 12 (0.49%) Retail Banking
18 9 (0.37%) Multimedia
19 6 (0.25%) Games
Job Titles
1 596 (24.44%) Network Engineer
2 196 (8.04%) Cisco Engineer
3 184 (7.54%) Architect
4 170 (6.97%) Embedded Engineer
5 167 (6.85%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 165 (6.77%) Analyst
6 165 (6.77%) Support Engineer
7 163 (6.68%) Software Engineer
8 152 (6.23%) Consultant
9 139 (5.70%) Senior Network Engineer
10 114 (4.67%) Developer
11 109 (4.47%) IT Support
12 94 (3.85%) Team Leader
13 93 (3.81%) IT Engineer
14 87 (3.57%) Embedded Software Engineer
15 85 (3.49%) Network Architect
15 85 (3.49%) Network Manager
16 76 (3.12%) Systems Engineer
17 75 (3.08%) Security Engineer
18 74 (3.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (3.90%) 802.1X
2 86 (3.53%) XMPP
3 62 (2.54%) .NET
4 40 (1.64%) HTML
5 39 (1.60%) Web Services
6 37 (1.52%) CSS
7 36 (1.48%) ASP.NET
8 35 (1.44%) ASP.NET MVC
9 23 (0.94%) COM
10 22 (0.90%) WinForms
10 22 (0.90%) XML
11 16 (0.66%) HTML5
12 15 (0.62%) Ajax
12 15 (0.62%) jQuery
13 14 (0.57%) .NET Core
13 14 (0.57%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 14 (0.57%) KnockoutJS
13 14 (0.57%) Middleware
13 14 (0.57%) Node.js
14 13 (0.53%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 382 (15.66%) Data Centre
2 121 (4.96%) Computer Science
3 112 (4.59%) Analytical Skills
4 106 (4.35%) Management Information System
5 82 (3.36%) Clustering
6 73 (2.99%) Embedded Systems
7 72 (2.95%) Video Conferencing
8 61 (2.50%) User Experience
9 55 (2.26%) Driving Licence
10 36 (1.48%) Blackberry
10 36 (1.48%) Internet of Things
11 28 (1.15%) Mobile Computing
12 26 (1.07%) PKI
13 25 (1.03%) CCTV
13 25 (1.03%) iPhone
14 24 (0.98%) Algorithms
15 22 (0.90%) iPad
15 22 (0.90%) Life Science
15 22 (0.90%) Public Cloud
16 21 (0.86%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 656 (26.90%) Windows
2 362 (14.84%) Linux
3 226 (9.27%) Windows Server
4 192 (7.87%) Windows 7
5 144 (5.90%) Windows 10
6 133 (5.45%) Android
7 129 (5.29%) Windows Server 2012
8 122 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 98 (4.02%) Unix
10 55 (2.26%) Windows Server 2003
11 52 (2.13%) Windows 8
12 51 (2.09%) Apple iOS
13 35 (1.44%) Mac OS X
14 34 (1.39%) Embedded Linux
14 34 (1.39%) Ubuntu
15 29 (1.19%) Windows XP
16 22 (0.90%) Kali Linux
17 20 (0.82%) Solaris
18 18 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 15 (0.62%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 422 (17.30%) ITIL
2 271 (11.11%) Software Engineering
3 207 (8.49%) Presales
4 199 (8.16%) Load Balancing
5 173 (7.09%) Agile Software Development
6 162 (6.64%) Mentoring
7 160 (6.56%) Network Design
8 151 (6.19%) Network Management
9 148 (6.07%) Project Management
10 134 (5.49%) Network Monitoring
11 119 (4.88%) Service Delivery
12 101 (4.14%) Service Management
13 95 (3.90%) Migration
14 92 (3.77%) Problem Management
15 89 (3.65%) Line Management
16 85 (3.49%) Penetration Testing
17 83 (3.40%) Information Security
18 81 (3.32%) Test Automation
19 80 (3.28%) Disaster Recovery
19 80 (3.28%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 302 (12.38%) C
2 259 (10.62%) Python
3 224 (9.18%) C++
4 118 (4.84%) SQL
5 116 (4.76%) Embedded C
6 114 (4.67%) Java
7 89 (3.65%) C#
8 84 (3.44%) Perl
9 83 (3.40%) JavaScript
10 53 (2.17%) PowerShell
11 37 (1.52%) Bash Shell
12 36 (1.48%) MATLAB
13 35 (1.44%) Embedded C++
14 22 (0.90%) PHP
15 19 (0.78%) VB
15 19 (0.78%) VB6
16 18 (0.74%) Ruby
17 17 (0.70%) Objective-C
18 14 (0.57%) Assembly Language
19 12 (0.49%) R
Qualifications
1 860 (35.26%) Cisco Certification
2 634 (25.99%) CCNP
3 430 (17.63%) CCNA
4 412 (16.89%) Degree
5 276 (11.32%) CCIE
6 109 (4.47%) Security Cleared
7 102 (4.18%) SC Cleared
8 81 (3.32%) CCVP
9 72 (2.95%) Microsoft Certification
10 67 (2.75%) CCDP
11 66 (2.71%) ITIL Certification
12 59 (2.42%) CISSP
13 55 (2.26%) CCDA
14 50 (2.05%) DV Cleared
15 49 (2.01%) MCSE
16 48 (1.97%) Computer Science Degree
17 38 (1.56%) CCNP Voice
18 32 (1.31%) CREST Certified
19 29 (1.19%) CCSA
19 29 (1.19%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 152 (6.23%) SLA
2 53 (2.17%) PCI DSS
3 48 (1.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 46 (1.89%) PMO
5 41 (1.68%) QA
6 20 (0.82%) GDPR
7 12 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 11 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials
8 11 (0.45%) ISO 9001
9 7 (0.29%) HIPAA
9 7 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 4 (0.16%) JTAG
11 2 (0.082%) MISRA
12 1 (0.041%) COBIT
12 1 (0.041%) Disclosure Scotland
12 1 (0.041%) MISRA C
System Software
1 410 (16.81%) Active Directory
2 260 (10.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 132 (5.41%) Hyper-V
4 108 (4.43%) Firmware
5 50 (2.05%) XenApp
6 48 (1.97%) VMware ESXi
7 41 (1.68%) vSphere
8 27 (1.11%) XenDesktop
9 20 (0.82%) Virtual Servers
10 19 (0.78%) XenServer
11 16 (0.66%) Xen
12 14 (0.57%) ProxySG
12 14 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
13 13 (0.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 12 (0.49%) Docker
14 12 (0.49%) VMware NSX
15 10 (0.41%) Terminal Services
16 5 (0.21%) DFS Replication
16 5 (0.21%) pfSense
16 5 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 104 (4.26%) Cisco CUCM
2 92 (3.77%) SCCM
3 86 (3.53%) Cisco UCCX
4 70 (2.87%) Cisco UCCE
5 65 (2.67%) Cisco Prime
6 49 (2.01%) FortiGate
7 34 (1.39%) Backup Exec
7 34 (1.39%) Nagios
8 30 (1.23%) SolarWinds Orion
9 29 (1.19%) Puppet
10 27 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
11 26 (1.07%) Ansible
12 24 (0.98%) Nessus
13 22 (0.90%) HockeyApp
14 20 (0.82%) Norton AntiVirus
14 20 (0.82%) WSUS
15 16 (0.66%) Cacti
16 15 (0.62%) Microsoft Clustering
17 13 (0.53%) Nmap
18 11 (0.45%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 1150 (47.15%) Cisco
2 548 (22.47%) Microsoft
3 420 (17.22%) VMware
4 291 (11.93%) Juniper
5 276 (11.32%) HP
6 254 (10.41%) Palo Alto
7 253 (10.37%) CheckPoint
8 248 (10.17%) F5
9 186 (7.63%) Citrix
10 168 (6.89%) SolarWinds
11 163 (6.68%) Aruba
12 156 (6.40%) Dell
13 127 (5.21%) Meraki
14 115 (4.72%) Riverbed
15 111 (4.55%) Brocade
16 110 (4.51%) Avaya
17 76 (3.12%) Apple
18 69 (2.83%) Fortinet
19 56 (2.30%) EMC
20 50 (2.05%) Symantec