Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wireless
UK
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 257 246 245
Rank change year-on-year -11 -1 -10
Permanent jobs citing Wireless 2,256 2,562 2,910
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.29% 1.44% 1.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.49% 9.10% 8.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1,808 2,225 2,428
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £27,677 £26,550 £25,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - -

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 26,562 28,159 34,305
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.17% 15.88% 16.90%
Number of salaries quoted 21,025 22,878 28,489
UK median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% - -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

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 July 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 20 July 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 -24 2,119 £47,500 +5.56% 294
UK excluding London -29 1,390 £44,000 +3.53% 230
London -13 798 £55,000 +10.00% 75
South East -15 470 £42,500 +2.41% 57
North of England -28 259 £42,500 +13.33% 49
South West +72 226 £47,500 +25.00% 24
Midlands +5 204 £40,860 +11.95% 26
East of England -117 171 £44,000 -12.00% 63
Yorkshire +2 131 £42,500 +14.86% 22
North West +1 119 £47,500 +5.56% 25
West Midlands +13 107 £52,500 +50.00% 11
East Midlands +13 97 £40,000 +5.96% 15
Scotland +7 54 £45,000 +5.88% 5
Wales +4 31 £43,855 +21.82% 5
North East -43 9 £56,250 +60.71% 2
Northern Ireland -6 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 1,253 (55.54%) Cisco
2 938 (41.58%) Firewall
3 890 (39.45%) Cisco Certification
4 829 (36.75%) WAN
5 806 (35.73%) LAN
6 661 (29.30%) CCNP
7 565 (25.04%) Windows
8 528 (23.40%) CCNA
9 524 (23.23%) Data Centre
10 500 (22.16%) VPN
11 493 (21.85%) VMware
12 462 (20.48%) Microsoft
13 429 (19.02%) Active Directory
14 362 (16.05%) F5
15 355 (15.74%) Degree
16 349 (15.47%) Cisco ASA
17 345 (15.29%) Juniper
18 328 (14.54%) ITIL
19 317 (14.05%) Cisco Nexus
20 316 (14.01%) MPLS
20 316 (14.01%) VMware Infrastructure
21 315 (13.96%) DNS
22 304 (13.48%) Presales
23 302 (13.39%) Network Security
24 299 (13.25%) TCP/IP
24 299 (13.25%) Cisco Wireless
25 293 (12.99%) Finance
26 291 (12.90%) Problem-Solving
27 290 (12.85%) HP
28 286 (12.68%) OSPF

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
1 165 (7.31%) MS Exchange
2 72 (3.19%) SharePoint
3 55 (2.44%) Skype for Business
4 35 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2010
5 15 (0.66%) IIS
6 13 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2013
7 12 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
8 8 (0.35%) WordPress
9 7 (0.31%) Apache
9 7 (0.31%) Confluence
10 6 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2003
11 5 (0.22%) IBM Notes
11 5 (0.22%) Office Communications Server
12 4 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2007
13 2 (0.089%) Apache Spark
14 1 (0.044%) OpenStack
14 1 (0.044%) Tomcat
Applications
1 189 (8.38%) Microsoft Office
2 69 (3.06%) MS Visio
3 56 (2.48%) Microsoft Excel
4 49 (2.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (0.35%) OrCAD
6 7 (0.31%) Acrobat
7 4 (0.18%) SOLIDWORKS
8 2 (0.089%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.089%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.044%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.044%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (0.044%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 26 (1.15%) Payment Gateway
2 9 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.089%) Pegasus Opera
6 1 (0.044%) Cerner Millennium
6 1 (0.044%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 216 (9.57%) Office 365
2 198 (8.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 188 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
4 64 (2.84%) Cloud Computing
5 51 (2.26%) SaaS
6 41 (1.82%) PaaS
7 33 (1.46%) IaaS
8 28 (1.24%) Google Cloud Platform
9 25 (1.11%) Serverless
10 19 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
10 19 (0.84%) AWS Lambda
11 18 (0.80%) AWS CloudFormation
12 15 (0.66%) G Suite
13 11 (0.49%) OneDrive
14 10 (0.44%) Azure Active Directory
15 9 (0.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 9 (0.40%) AWS CloudTrail
16 8 (0.35%) Mimecast
16 8 (0.35%) Slack
17 3 (0.13%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 938 (41.58%) Firewall
2 829 (36.75%) WAN
3 806 (35.73%) LAN
4 500 (22.16%) VPN
5 349 (15.47%) Cisco ASA
6 317 (14.05%) Cisco Nexus
7 316 (14.01%) MPLS
8 315 (13.96%) DNS
9 302 (13.39%) Network Security
10 299 (13.25%) Cisco Wireless
10 299 (13.25%) TCP/IP
11 286 (12.68%) OSPF
12 273 (12.10%) DHCP
13 258 (11.44%) BGP
14 251 (11.13%) Wi-Fi
15 239 (10.59%) VoIP
16 229 (10.15%) WLAN
17 200 (8.87%) VLAN
18 154 (6.83%) EIGRP
19 143 (6.34%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (4.48%) Big Data
2 56 (2.48%) SQL Server
3 17 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (0.44%) MongoDB
4 10 (0.44%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (0.44%) SQL Server 2014
5 9 (0.40%) MySQL
6 7 (0.31%) Relational Database
7 5 (0.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (0.18%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (0.18%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (0.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (0.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.13%) Sybase ASE
10 2 (0.089%) Apache Hive
10 2 (0.089%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.089%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.089%) OLTP
10 2 (0.089%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.089%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 75 (3.32%) JIRA
2 62 (2.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 57 (2.53%) Bitbucket
4 54 (2.39%) Calabash
4 54 (2.39%) fastlane
5 37 (1.64%) Android Studio
5 37 (1.64%) Gradle
5 37 (1.64%) JUnit
5 37 (1.64%) Mockito
6 32 (1.42%) Git (software)
7 26 (1.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 21 (0.93%) Jenkins
9 19 (0.84%) LabVIEW
10 17 (0.75%) CocoaPods
10 17 (0.75%) Visual Studio
11 15 (0.66%) Selenium
12 13 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
13 11 (0.49%) Sonatype Nexus
14 9 (0.40%) ClearCase
14 9 (0.40%) TeamCity
General
1 293 (12.99%) Finance
2 262 (11.61%) Retail
3 198 (8.78%) Telecoms
4 170 (7.54%) Electronics
5 134 (5.94%) Manufacturing
6 79 (3.50%) Banking
7 64 (2.84%) Pharmaceutical
8 44 (1.95%) German Language
9 42 (1.86%) Marketing
10 40 (1.77%) Italian Language
11 33 (1.46%) Legal
12 24 (1.06%) Automotive
12 24 (1.06%) Law
13 23 (1.02%) Advertising
14 15 (0.66%) Billing
15 12 (0.53%) Investment Banking
16 11 (0.49%) French Language
16 11 (0.49%) Games
17 10 (0.44%) Front Office
17 10 (0.44%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 647 (28.68%) Network Engineer
2 255 (11.30%) Architect
3 194 (8.60%) Cisco Engineer
4 183 (8.11%) Support Engineer
5 166 (7.36%) Solutions Architect
6 164 (7.27%) Analyst
6 164 (7.27%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 145 (6.43%) Senior Network Engineer
8 143 (6.34%) IT Support
9 134 (5.94%) Security Engineer
10 125 (5.54%) Consultant
10 125 (5.54%) IT Engineer
11 109 (4.83%) Wireless Engineer
12 107 (4.74%) Network Security Engineer
13 106 (4.70%) Cisco Architect
13 106 (4.70%) Network Architect
14 96 (4.26%) Developer
15 84 (3.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 82 (3.63%) Technical Architect
17 81 (3.59%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (4.12%) 802.1X
2 33 (1.46%) Web Services
3 31 (1.37%) .NET
4 30 (1.33%) HTML
5 25 (1.11%) CSS
6 20 (0.89%) Middleware
7 18 (0.80%) ASP.NET
7 18 (0.80%) jQuery
8 17 (0.75%) ASP.NET MVC
9 15 (0.66%) .NET Core
9 15 (0.66%) Ajax
9 15 (0.66%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 15 (0.66%) Gherkin
9 15 (0.66%) HTML5
9 15 (0.66%) KnockoutJS
10 12 (0.53%) JSON
11 11 (0.49%) COM
12 10 (0.44%) LDAP
12 10 (0.44%) REST
13 9 (0.40%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 524 (23.23%) Data Centre
2 141 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 116 (5.14%) Computer Science
4 84 (3.72%) User Experience
5 78 (3.46%) Management Information System
6 71 (3.15%) Self-Motivation
7 57 (2.53%) Driving Licence
8 52 (2.30%) Video Conferencing
9 35 (1.55%) Internet of Things
10 29 (1.29%) Hybrid Cloud
11 27 (1.20%) EPoS
11 27 (1.20%) Mobile App
12 24 (1.06%) NHS
13 23 (1.02%) Algorithms
13 23 (1.02%) EMC VMAX
14 21 (0.93%) Clustering
14 21 (0.93%) Cyberthreat
14 21 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
14 21 (0.93%) iPhone
15 20 (0.89%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 565 (25.04%) Windows
2 252 (11.17%) Linux
3 222 (9.84%) Windows Server
4 188 (8.33%) Windows 7
5 138 (6.12%) Windows 10
6 136 (6.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 131 (5.81%) Windows Server 2012
8 117 (5.19%) Android
9 60 (2.66%) Apple iOS
10 56 (2.48%) Mac OS X
11 52 (2.30%) Unix
12 43 (1.91%) Windows Server 2003
13 27 (1.20%) Windows 8
14 20 (0.89%) Embedded Linux
15 15 (0.66%) Mac OS
15 15 (0.66%) Windows XP
16 12 (0.53%) Solaris
17 10 (0.44%) Mac OS X Server
18 9 (0.40%) CentOS
19 8 (0.35%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 328 (14.54%) ITIL
2 304 (13.48%) Presales
3 291 (12.90%) Problem-Solving
4 179 (7.93%) Network Management
5 170 (7.54%) Network Design
6 169 (7.49%) Network Monitoring
7 163 (7.23%) Load Balancing
8 161 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
9 141 (6.25%) Software Engineering
10 126 (5.59%) Kalman Filter
11 119 (5.27%) Project Management
12 103 (4.57%) Service Delivery
13 101 (4.48%) Test Automation
14 86 (3.81%) Service Management
14 86 (3.81%) Technical Architecture
15 85 (3.77%) Migration
16 83 (3.68%) Mentoring
17 76 (3.37%) Network Architecture
17 76 (3.37%) Penetration Testing
18 74 (3.28%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 167 (7.40%) Python
2 166 (7.36%) C
3 128 (5.67%) C++
4 109 (4.83%) SQL
5 73 (3.24%) Java
6 64 (2.84%) PowerShell
7 59 (2.62%) Embedded C
8 57 (2.53%) Perl
9 38 (1.68%) JavaScript
10 34 (1.51%) C#
11 28 (1.24%) PHP
12 25 (1.11%) Ruby
13 23 (1.02%) Objective-C
14 21 (0.93%) Bash Shell
14 21 (0.93%) Shell Script
15 17 (0.75%) MATLAB
16 13 (0.58%) R
17 11 (0.49%) T-SQL
18 9 (0.40%) Assembly Language
19 7 (0.31%) VB
Qualifications
1 890 (39.45%) Cisco Certification
2 661 (29.30%) CCNP
3 528 (23.40%) CCNA
4 355 (15.74%) Degree
5 199 (8.82%) CCIE
6 102 (4.52%) CCDP
7 89 (3.95%) Microsoft Certification
8 78 (3.46%) Security Cleared
9 66 (2.93%) SC Cleared
10 65 (2.88%) CISSP
11 56 (2.48%) Computer Science Degree
12 51 (2.26%) MCSE
13 48 (2.13%) CCSP
14 44 (1.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 41 (1.82%) CCIE Routing and Switching
16 39 (1.73%) MCP
17 38 (1.68%) CCIE Data Center
17 38 (1.68%) CCVP
18 37 (1.64%) CCIE Service Provider
19 31 (1.37%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 136 (6.03%) SLA
2 64 (2.84%) PCI DSS
3 61 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 42 (1.86%) GDPR
5 34 (1.51%) QA
6 26 (1.15%) Cyber Essentials
6 26 (1.15%) PMO
7 19 (0.84%) IEC 61508
8 13 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 12 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 12 (0.53%) MISRA
10 10 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 6 (0.27%) ISO 9001
12 4 (0.18%) ISO 14001
13 2 (0.089%) ISAE 3402
13 2 (0.089%) ISO 22301
13 2 (0.089%) ISO 31000
14 1 (0.044%) Data Quality
14 1 (0.044%) ISO 13485
14 1 (0.044%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 429 (19.02%) Active Directory
2 316 (14.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 130 (5.76%) Hyper-V
4 83 (3.68%) Firmware
5 61 (2.70%) VMware NSX
6 28 (1.24%) VMware ESXi
7 24 (1.06%) VMware Server
8 23 (1.02%) ProxySG
8 23 (1.02%) Virtual Servers
8 23 (1.02%) XenServer
9 22 (0.98%) vSphere
9 22 (0.98%) XenApp
10 20 (0.89%) XenDesktop
11 15 (0.66%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 14 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
13 9 (0.40%) FreeRADIUS
14 8 (0.35%) Terminal Services
15 6 (0.27%) Docker
16 5 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
17 4 (0.18%) KVM
Systems Management
1 134 (5.94%) Cisco Prime
2 83 (3.68%) SCCM
3 62 (2.75%) Nagios
4 52 (2.30%) Cisco CUCM
5 37 (1.64%) HockeyApp
6 31 (1.37%) Nessus
6 31 (1.37%) SolarWinds Orion
7 28 (1.24%) Cisco UCCX
8 27 (1.20%) Stealthwatch
8 27 (1.20%) WSUS
9 24 (1.06%) QRadar
9 24 (1.06%) WhatsUp Gold
10 20 (0.89%) Backup Exec
11 18 (0.80%) FortiGate
12 17 (0.75%) TrustSec
13 16 (0.71%) CASB
14 12 (0.53%) Ansible
15 10 (0.44%) Microsoft Clustering
16 9 (0.40%) SmoothWall
17 8 (0.35%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 1,253 (55.54%) Cisco
2 493 (21.85%) VMware
3 462 (20.48%) Microsoft
4 362 (16.05%) F5
5 345 (15.29%) Juniper
6 290 (12.85%) HP
7 253 (11.21%) SolarWinds
8 216 (9.57%) Meraki
9 204 (9.04%) CheckPoint
10 185 (8.20%) Citrix
11 152 (6.74%) Palo Alto
12 148 (6.56%) Dell
13 136 (6.03%) EMC
13 136 (6.03%) NetApp
14 135 (5.98%) Aruba
15 98 (4.34%) Splunk
16 92 (4.08%) Fortinet
17 81 (3.59%) Apple
18 70 (3.10%) Riverbed
19 67 (2.97%) Avaya