Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wireless
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 272 262 244
Rank change year-on-year -10 -18 +5
Permanent jobs citing Wireless 1,999 2,440 2,710
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.23% 1.35% 1.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.29% 8.67% 8.44%
Number of salaries quoted 1,593 2,050 2,258
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,550 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £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 24,104 28,153 32,093
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.89% 15.61% 16.88%
Number of salaries quoted 18,999 22,865 26,285
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,900 £72,500
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 17 November 2018.

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 17 November 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 -17 1,871 £47,500 - 459
UK excluding London -26 1,254 £45,000 - 367
London +16 691 £55,000 +1.85% 115
South East +26 449 £45,000 +5.88% 87
North of England -17 230 £40,000 -1.23% 80
East of England -72 193 £45,000 -12.62% 84
Midlands +14 192 £45,000 +5.88% 50
North West +15 149 £42,048 -6.56% 41
South West -48 124 £44,657 -0.76% 42
West Midlands +48 101 £50,000 +11.11% 35
East Midlands +9 91 £40,500 -4.71% 15
Yorkshire -52 64 £37,500 - 30
Scotland +12 56 £65,000 +44.44% 13
Wales -14 26 £42,000 -20.00% 9
North East -4 17 £65,000 +78.08% 9
Channel Islands - 2 £32,500 -
Northern Ireland -2 1 £30,000 -23.08% 2

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 1,126 (56.33%) Cisco
2 909 (45.47%) Firewall
3 781 (39.07%) WAN
4 776 (38.82%) LAN
5 751 (37.57%) Cisco Certification
6 559 (27.96%) CCNP
7 547 (27.36%) Windows
8 485 (24.26%) Microsoft
9 460 (23.01%) Data Centre
10 430 (21.51%) Active Directory
11 423 (21.16%) VPN
12 410 (20.51%) VMware
13 396 (19.81%) CCNA
14 325 (16.26%) Network Security
15 320 (16.01%) MPLS
16 318 (15.91%) Cisco ASA
17 310 (15.51%) Juniper
18 304 (15.21%) TCP/IP
19 303 (15.16%) Finance
20 301 (15.06%) Cisco Nexus
21 289 (14.46%) BGP
22 281 (14.06%) OSPF
23 276 (13.81%) F5
24 274 (13.71%) CheckPoint
25 271 (13.56%) VoIP
26 268 (13.41%) Linux
27 263 (13.16%) Windows Server
28 259 (12.96%) DNS
29 256 (12.81%) Wi-Fi
30 255 (12.76%) Degree

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
1 136 (6.80%) MS Exchange
2 94 (4.70%) Skype for Business
3 67 (3.35%) SharePoint
4 49 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2010
5 29 (1.45%) IIS
6 25 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2013
7 22 (1.10%) Apache
8 21 (1.05%) CMS
8 21 (1.05%) IBM Notes
9 10 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
10 7 (0.35%) Confluence
10 7 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2007
10 7 (0.35%) Office Communications Server
11 6 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2003
11 6 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
12 5 (0.25%) nginx
12 5 (0.25%) SAS
13 4 (0.20%) JBoss
14 3 (0.15%) OpenStack
15 2 (0.10%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 182 (9.10%) Microsoft Office
2 42 (2.10%) Microsoft Excel
3 36 (1.80%) MS Visio
4 13 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.20%) SOLIDWORKS
7 3 (0.15%) Simulink
8 2 (0.10%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (0.050%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.050%) OrCAD
9 1 (0.050%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 16 (0.80%) Payment Gateway
2 6 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.10%) LabWindows
6 1 (0.050%) Pegasus Opera
6 1 (0.050%) Primavera
6 1 (0.050%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 252 (12.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 251 (12.56%) Office 365
3 183 (9.15%) Amazon AWS
4 31 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
5 28 (1.40%) PaaS
6 19 (0.95%) Google Cloud Platform
7 18 (0.90%) G Suite
8 17 (0.85%) SaaS
9 15 (0.75%) IaaS
10 11 (0.55%) Azure Active Directory
11 9 (0.45%) Mimecast
11 9 (0.45%) Serverless
12 7 (0.35%) OpenDNS
13 4 (0.20%) GitHub
13 4 (0.20%) OpenShift
13 4 (0.20%) Slack
14 3 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Cloud
14 3 (0.15%) Amazon S3
14 3 (0.15%) Dropbox
14 3 (0.15%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 909 (45.47%) Firewall
2 781 (39.07%) WAN
3 776 (38.82%) LAN
4 423 (21.16%) VPN
5 325 (16.26%) Network Security
6 320 (16.01%) MPLS
7 318 (15.91%) Cisco ASA
8 304 (15.21%) TCP/IP
9 301 (15.06%) Cisco Nexus
10 289 (14.46%) BGP
11 281 (14.06%) OSPF
12 271 (13.56%) VoIP
13 259 (12.96%) DNS
14 256 (12.81%) Wi-Fi
15 245 (12.26%) Cisco Wireless
16 228 (11.41%) WLAN
17 218 (10.91%) DHCP
18 164 (8.20%) Internet
19 155 (7.75%) VLAN
20 151 (7.55%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (2.35%) SQL Server
2 22 (1.10%) Big Data
3 8 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (0.25%) MySQL
4 5 (0.25%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (0.20%) Oracle BI EE
5 4 (0.20%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (0.15%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (0.15%) MongoDB
6 3 (0.15%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.10%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.10%) phpMyAdmin
7 2 (0.10%) Power BI
7 2 (0.10%) Redis
8 1 (0.050%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.050%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.050%) QlikView
8 1 (0.050%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.050%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 21 (1.05%) Git (software)
2 19 (0.95%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 18 (0.90%) JIRA
4 10 (0.50%) Metasploit
5 9 (0.45%) Jenkins
6 7 (0.35%) Rational DOORS
6 7 (0.35%) Rational Quality Manager
6 7 (0.35%) Subversion
7 6 (0.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 6 (0.30%) Bugzilla
7 6 (0.30%) Visual Studio
8 5 (0.25%) Burp Suite
9 4 (0.20%) Ant
9 4 (0.20%) Cucumber
9 4 (0.20%) LabVIEW
9 4 (0.20%) Selenium
10 3 (0.15%) CMake
10 3 (0.15%) GCC
10 3 (0.15%) Paros
10 3 (0.15%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 303 (15.16%) Finance
2 206 (10.31%) Telecoms
3 170 (8.50%) Retail
4 96 (4.80%) Banking
5 72 (3.60%) Electronics
6 54 (2.70%) Manufacturing
7 38 (1.90%) Legal
8 26 (1.30%) Advertising
8 26 (1.30%) Investment Banking
8 26 (1.30%) Marketing
9 24 (1.20%) Law
10 19 (0.95%) Front Office
11 18 (0.90%) Local Government
12 14 (0.70%) Automotive
13 12 (0.60%) German Language
13 12 (0.60%) Italian Language
13 12 (0.60%) Publishing
14 11 (0.55%) Multimedia
14 11 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
15 10 (0.50%) French Language
Job Titles
1 563 (28.16%) Network Engineer
2 193 (9.65%) Architect
3 190 (9.50%) Analyst
4 175 (8.75%) Support Engineer
5 164 (8.20%) Cisco Engineer
6 140 (7.00%) Consultant
7 129 (6.45%) IT Engineer
8 126 (6.30%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 109 (5.45%) Security Engineer
10 102 (5.10%) IT Support
11 100 (5.00%) Senior Network Engineer
12 95 (4.75%) Network Architect
13 94 (4.70%) Solutions Architect
14 89 (4.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 82 (4.10%) Support Analyst
16 80 (4.00%) Cisco Architect
17 75 (3.75%) Network Security Engineer
18 71 (3.55%) Wireless Engineer
19 67 (3.35%) IT Support Engineer
19 67 (3.35%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (3.45%) 802.1X
2 35 (1.75%) XMPP
3 24 (1.20%) HTML
4 21 (1.05%) Web Services
5 18 (0.90%) CSS
6 15 (0.75%) JSON
7 11 (0.55%) XML
8 10 (0.50%) .NET
8 10 (0.50%) RabbitMQ
9 9 (0.45%) LESS
9 9 (0.45%) Sass
9 9 (0.45%) Yocto
10 8 (0.40%) Elastic Stack
11 7 (0.35%) REST
12 6 (0.30%) .NET Core
12 6 (0.30%) ASP.NET MVC
12 6 (0.30%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 6 (0.30%) HTML5
12 6 (0.30%) jQuery
12 6 (0.30%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 460 (23.01%) Data Centre
2 155 (7.75%) Analytical Skills
3 102 (5.10%) Computer Science
4 99 (4.95%) Self-Motivation
5 98 (4.90%) Management Information System
6 92 (4.60%) Video Conferencing
7 46 (2.30%) Driving Licence
8 30 (1.50%) EPoS
8 30 (1.50%) Hybrid Cloud
9 28 (1.40%) Embedded Systems
10 26 (1.30%) CMDB
10 26 (1.30%) Internet of Things
11 24 (1.20%) Clustering
11 24 (1.20%) iPhone
12 22 (1.10%) Client/Server
13 21 (1.05%) Blackberry
13 21 (1.05%) Linux Command Line
14 19 (0.95%) User Experience
15 17 (0.85%) Mobile App
16 16 (0.80%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 547 (27.36%) Windows
2 268 (13.41%) Linux
3 263 (13.16%) Windows Server
4 156 (7.80%) Windows 10
5 150 (7.50%) Windows 7
6 131 (6.55%) Windows Server 2008
7 128 (6.40%) Windows Server 2012
8 66 (3.30%) Android
9 56 (2.80%) Apple iOS
10 41 (2.05%) Mac OS X
11 39 (1.95%) Windows Server 2003
12 34 (1.70%) Embedded Linux
13 32 (1.60%) Windows 8
14 31 (1.55%) Unix
15 22 (1.10%) Mac OS
16 19 (0.95%) CentOS
17 12 (0.60%) Debian
18 11 (0.55%) Kali Linux
19 10 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 10 (0.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 233 (11.66%) ITIL
2 217 (10.86%) Presales
3 213 (10.66%) Problem-Solving
4 162 (8.10%) Network Monitoring
5 146 (7.30%) Load Balancing
6 143 (7.15%) Project Management
7 138 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
8 127 (6.35%) Network Management
9 118 (5.90%) Network Design
10 112 (5.60%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 103 (5.15%) Service Delivery
12 101 (5.05%) Kalman Filter
13 100 (5.00%) Software Engineering
14 99 (4.95%) Mentoring
15 89 (4.45%) Information Security
16 81 (4.05%) Disaster Recovery
16 81 (4.05%) Service Management
17 69 (3.45%) Change Management
18 68 (3.40%) Cybersecurity
19 67 (3.35%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 190 (9.50%) Python
2 133 (6.65%) C
3 128 (6.40%) PowerShell
4 105 (5.25%) SQL
5 97 (4.85%) C++
6 71 (3.55%) Perl
7 55 (2.75%) Java
8 39 (1.95%) C#
9 36 (1.80%) Bash Shell
10 33 (1.65%) Embedded C
10 33 (1.65%) JavaScript
11 30 (1.50%) Shell Script
12 23 (1.15%) PHP
13 20 (1.00%) Embedded C++
13 20 (1.00%) VBScript
14 13 (0.65%) Ruby
15 10 (0.50%) Objective-C
16 9 (0.45%) R
17 8 (0.40%) MATLAB
18 7 (0.35%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 751 (37.57%) Cisco Certification
2 559 (27.96%) CCNP
3 396 (19.81%) CCNA
4 255 (12.76%) Degree
5 157 (7.85%) CCIE
6 125 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
7 88 (4.40%) Security Cleared
8 84 (4.20%) MCSE
9 80 (4.00%) CCDP
10 70 (3.50%) SC Cleared
11 58 (2.90%) CISSP
11 58 (2.90%) MCSA
12 56 (2.80%) MCP
13 46 (2.30%) CCVP
14 45 (2.25%) Computer Science Degree
15 44 (2.20%) Network+ Certification
16 40 (2.00%) A+ Certification
17 39 (1.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 26 (1.30%) CCIE Routing and Switching
18 26 (1.30%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 154 (7.70%) SLA
2 72 (3.60%) PCI DSS
3 65 (3.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 37 (1.85%) PMO
5 31 (1.55%) GDPR
6 21 (1.05%) QA
6 21 (1.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 16 (0.80%) SAS 70
8 13 (0.65%) ISO 9001
9 11 (0.55%) Cyber Essentials
10 9 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 4 (0.20%) COBIT
11 4 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 3 (0.15%) JTAG
13 2 (0.10%) HIPAA
13 2 (0.10%) IEC 61508
14 1 (0.050%) ISO 13485
14 1 (0.050%) MISRA
14 1 (0.050%) NEBOSH
14 1 (0.050%) PMBOK
System Software
1 430 (21.51%) Active Directory
2 253 (12.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 137 (6.85%) Hyper-V
4 46 (2.30%) VMware NSX
5 39 (1.95%) Virtual Servers
6 38 (1.90%) Firmware
7 33 (1.65%) vSphere
8 31 (1.55%) VMware ESXi
9 23 (1.15%) ProxySG
10 22 (1.10%) XenApp
11 21 (1.05%) XenDesktop
12 18 (0.90%) Terminal Services
12 18 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
13 16 (0.80%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 15 (0.75%) Docker
15 14 (0.70%) VMware Server
16 12 (0.60%) Virtual Desktop
17 11 (0.55%) LXC
18 8 (0.40%) NFS
19 6 (0.30%) KVM
Systems Management
1 96 (4.80%) Cisco Prime
2 92 (4.60%) SCCM
3 68 (3.40%) Cisco CUCM
4 66 (3.30%) Nagios
5 47 (2.35%) Stealthwatch
6 35 (1.75%) FortiGate
7 33 (1.65%) Ansible
8 29 (1.45%) Cisco UCCX
9 21 (1.05%) WhatsUp Gold
10 19 (0.95%) SolarWinds Orion
11 18 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
12 16 (0.80%) Backup Exec
12 16 (0.80%) Cisco UCCE
13 14 (0.70%) Cacti
13 14 (0.70%) QRadar
14 13 (0.65%) Grafana
14 13 (0.65%) WSUS
15 11 (0.55%) Prometheus
16 9 (0.45%) vCenter Server
17 8 (0.40%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 1,126 (56.33%) Cisco
2 485 (24.26%) Microsoft
3 410 (20.51%) VMware
4 310 (15.51%) Juniper
5 276 (13.81%) F5
6 274 (13.71%) CheckPoint
7 246 (12.31%) Meraki
8 239 (11.96%) Palo Alto
9 218 (10.91%) SolarWinds
10 208 (10.41%) Citrix
11 177 (8.85%) HP
12 125 (6.25%) Aruba
13 100 (5.00%) Fortinet
14 98 (4.90%) Dell
15 88 (4.40%) Apple
16 81 (4.05%) NetApp
17 73 (3.65%) Riverbed
18 61 (3.05%) EMC
19 58 (2.90%) Splunk
20 52 (2.60%) Mitel