Period
to 23 May 2019

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 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wireless
UK
6 months to
23 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 233 248 242
Rank change year-on-year +15 -6 +5
Permanent jobs citing Wireless 2,109 2,370 2,477
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.46% 1.38% 1.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.41% 9.10% 9.18%
Number of salaries quoted 1,714 1,910 2,177
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +10.47% -4.44%
10th Percentile £22,500 £27,770 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year -5.56% +8.43% -2.35%

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 22,417 26,044 26,980
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.56% 15.15% 15.95%
Number of salaries quoted 16,978 20,666 22,008
UK median annual salary £46,500 £45,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.20% +1.11% -
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,000 £25,625
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 23 May 2019.

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 2019. 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 +8 1,947 £45,000 -5.26% 142
UK excluding London +24 1,477 £42,500 -5.56% 133
London -41 546 £52,500 -4.55% 16
South East +10 434 £47,500 +11.76% 35
North of England +79 421 £32,500 -23.53% 27
Midlands +50 223 £42,500 +6.25% 9
Yorkshire +50 216 £23,000 -45.88% 9
East of England +44 173 £45,000 - 38
North West +69 169 £42,500 -10.53% 17
West Midlands +62 158 £42,500 - 5
South West -71 136 £42,500 -18.27% 17
East Midlands +14 65 £40,000 - 4
Scotland +7 56 £62,500 +25.00% 6
North East +49 36 £62,500 +92.31% 1
Wales +2 18 £42,000 +15.35%
Northern Ireland -12 14 £40,000 -
Isle of Man - 3 £51,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 23 May 2019, 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 1,229 (58.27%) Cisco
2 1,076 (51.02%) Firewall
3 894 (42.39%) Cisco Certification
4 798 (37.84%) WAN
5 717 (34.00%) LAN
6 620 (29.40%) CCNP
7 582 (27.60%) Microsoft
8 547 (25.94%) Data Centre
9 518 (24.56%) Windows
10 496 (23.52%) CCNA
11 492 (23.33%) Active Directory
12 466 (22.10%) VoIP
13 433 (20.53%) VMware
14 393 (18.63%) Network Security
15 389 (18.44%) ITIL
16 382 (18.11%) VPN
17 367 (17.40%) Cisco ASA
18 342 (16.22%) Meraki
19 337 (15.98%) VMware Infrastructure
20 327 (15.50%) Office 365
21 297 (14.08%) Citrix
22 296 (14.04%) Palo Alto
23 291 (13.80%) TCP/IP
24 285 (13.51%) Microsoft Azure
25 271 (12.85%) DNS
26 263 (12.47%) BGP
27 259 (12.28%) Finance
27 259 (12.28%) Cisco Wireless
28 258 (12.23%) MPLS
29 257 (12.19%) 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
1 154 (7.30%) MS Exchange
2 118 (5.60%) SharePoint
3 86 (4.08%) Skype for Business
4 55 (2.61%) IIS
5 45 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
6 40 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2013
7 24 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2003
8 19 (0.90%) Apache
9 11 (0.52%) OpenStack
10 8 (0.38%) CMS
11 7 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2007
12 5 (0.24%) SAS
12 5 (0.24%) WebSphere
13 4 (0.19%) Office Communications Server
14 3 (0.14%) BizTalk Server
14 3 (0.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 3 (0.14%) Elasticsearch
14 3 (0.14%) JBoss
14 3 (0.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 2 (0.095%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 173 (8.20%) Microsoft Office
2 67 (3.18%) Microsoft Excel
3 37 (1.75%) MS Visio
4 27 (1.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.095%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.095%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.095%) CINEMA 4D
7 2 (0.095%) GNU Octave
7 2 (0.095%) iWork
7 2 (0.095%) Maya
7 2 (0.095%) MODO
7 2 (0.095%) NUKE
7 2 (0.095%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 11 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (0.14%) Elite 3E
2 3 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.047%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.047%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.047%) GoldMine
3 1 (0.047%) Magento
3 1 (0.047%) Primavera
3 1 (0.047%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.047%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 327 (15.50%) Office 365
2 285 (13.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 143 (6.78%) Amazon AWS
4 56 (2.66%) IaaS
5 27 (1.28%) Google Cloud Platform
6 26 (1.23%) Mimecast
7 24 (1.14%) PaaS
8 23 (1.09%) SaaS
9 19 (0.90%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 18 (0.85%) Azure Active Directory
11 14 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
12 11 (0.52%) OneDrive
13 9 (0.43%) IBM Cloud
13 9 (0.43%) SoftLayer
14 8 (0.38%) GitHub
15 5 (0.24%) G Suite
15 5 (0.24%) Power Platform
15 5 (0.24%) Yammer
16 3 (0.14%) OpenShift
17 2 (0.095%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 1,076 (51.02%) Firewall
2 798 (37.84%) WAN
3 717 (34.00%) LAN
4 466 (22.10%) VoIP
5 393 (18.63%) Network Security
6 382 (18.11%) VPN
7 367 (17.40%) Cisco ASA
8 291 (13.80%) TCP/IP
9 271 (12.85%) DNS
10 263 (12.47%) BGP
11 259 (12.28%) Cisco Wireless
12 258 (12.23%) MPLS
13 257 (12.19%) OSPF
14 251 (11.90%) Cisco Nexus
15 240 (11.38%) DHCP
16 177 (8.39%) Internet
17 166 (7.87%) Wi-Fi
18 151 (7.16%) VLAN
19 150 (7.11%) Broadband
20 145 (6.88%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (4.98%) SQL Server
2 22 (1.04%) Big Data
3 12 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
5 10 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
6 9 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (0.33%) Relational Database
8 5 (0.24%) MySQL
8 5 (0.24%) Power BI
9 4 (0.19%) SQL Server 2014
9 4 (0.19%) SQL Server 2016
10 2 (0.095%) MS Access
10 2 (0.095%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.095%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.095%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.047%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.047%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.047%) Oracle Smart View
11 1 (0.047%) SAP HANA
11 1 (0.047%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 18 (0.85%) Eclipse
1 18 (0.85%) JIRA
2 13 (0.62%) Git (software)
3 11 (0.52%) Burp Suite
3 11 (0.52%) Jenkins
4 8 (0.38%) CodeWarrior
5 7 (0.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 6 (0.28%) Bugzilla
6 6 (0.28%) Metasploit
7 5 (0.24%) GCC
7 5 (0.24%) Rational DOORS
8 4 (0.19%) Maven
8 4 (0.19%) Rational Quality Manager
8 4 (0.19%) Subversion
9 3 (0.14%) AppScan
9 3 (0.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (0.14%) Paros
9 3 (0.14%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (0.14%) WebScarab
10 1 (0.047%) ClearQuest
General
1 259 (12.28%) Finance
2 192 (9.10%) Telecoms
3 104 (4.93%) Retail
4 53 (2.51%) Advertising
4 53 (2.51%) Electronics
5 50 (2.37%) Manufacturing
6 43 (2.04%) Banking
7 28 (1.33%) Law
7 28 (1.33%) Legal
8 18 (0.85%) Financial Institution
9 15 (0.71%) Back Office
10 12 (0.57%) Automotive
10 12 (0.57%) Front Office
10 12 (0.57%) Marketing
11 11 (0.52%) Aerospace
11 11 (0.52%) Multimedia
12 9 (0.43%) German Language
13 7 (0.33%) Avionics
14 6 (0.28%) Italian Language
15 5 (0.24%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 530 (25.13%) Network Engineer
2 270 (12.80%) Analyst
3 167 (7.92%) Consultant
4 154 (7.30%) Architect
4 154 (7.30%) Support Analyst
5 144 (6.83%) Support Engineer
6 133 (6.31%) Senior Network Engineer
7 122 (5.78%) Cisco Engineer
7 122 (5.78%) Technical Support
8 120 (5.69%) Network Architect
9 113 (5.36%) Network Consultant
10 105 (4.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 105 (4.98%) IT Engineer
10 105 (4.98%) Technical Analyst
11 100 (4.74%) Technical Support Analyst
12 97 (4.60%) IT Support
13 96 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
14 94 (4.46%) Cisco Network Engineer
15 74 (3.51%) Cisco Architect
15 74 (3.51%) Cisco Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (3.75%) 802.1X
2 31 (1.47%) .NET
3 16 (0.76%) RxJava
3 16 (0.76%) Software Packaging
3 16 (0.76%) XMPP
4 13 (0.62%) HTML
5 12 (0.57%) JSON
5 12 (0.57%) Middleware
6 10 (0.47%) JSP
6 10 (0.47%) XML
7 9 (0.43%) REST
7 9 (0.43%) Web Services
7 9 (0.43%) Yocto
8 8 (0.38%) Elastic Stack
8 8 (0.38%) Natural Language Processing
8 8 (0.38%) TensorFlow
9 6 (0.28%) AngularJS
9 6 (0.28%) CGI
9 6 (0.28%) LDAP
9 6 (0.28%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 547 (25.94%) Data Centre
2 130 (6.16%) Self-Motivation
3 113 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
4 100 (4.74%) Management Information System
5 70 (3.32%) Driving Licence
6 64 (3.03%) Smartphone
7 57 (2.70%) Virtual Team
8 50 (2.37%) Public Cloud
9 40 (1.90%) CCTV
9 40 (1.90%) Embedded Systems
10 38 (1.80%) Video Conferencing
11 37 (1.75%) Clustering
12 33 (1.56%) Private Cloud
12 33 (1.56%) Smart Meter
12 33 (1.56%) User Experience
13 31 (1.47%) CMDB
14 28 (1.33%) Internet of Things
15 23 (1.09%) Mobile App
16 21 (1.00%) Fat Client
16 21 (1.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 518 (24.56%) Windows
2 249 (11.81%) Windows Server
3 226 (10.72%) Linux
4 139 (6.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 131 (6.21%) Windows 10
6 120 (5.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 119 (5.64%) Windows 7
8 55 (2.61%) Unix
9 48 (2.28%) Android
10 40 (1.90%) Windows 8
11 31 (1.47%) Apple iOS
12 28 (1.33%) Mac OS X
12 28 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
13 20 (0.95%) CentOS
13 20 (0.95%) Embedded Linux
14 14 (0.66%) CatOS
15 12 (0.57%) Debian
16 10 (0.47%) FreeRTOS
17 7 (0.33%) Mac OS
17 7 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 389 (18.44%) ITIL
2 254 (12.04%) Problem-Solving
3 241 (11.43%) Presales
4 180 (8.53%) Agile Software Development
5 171 (8.11%) Load Balancing
6 162 (7.68%) Mentoring
7 159 (7.54%) Project Management
8 136 (6.45%) Network Monitoring
9 129 (6.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 128 (6.07%) Supplier Management
11 125 (5.93%) Incident Management
12 121 (5.74%) Change Management
13 117 (5.55%) Software Engineering
14 110 (5.22%) Service Delivery
15 103 (4.88%) Network Design
16 96 (4.55%) Kalman Filter
17 88 (4.17%) Time Management
18 87 (4.13%) Service Management
19 84 (3.98%) Cybersecurity
20 83 (3.94%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 147 (6.97%) C
2 142 (6.73%) Python
3 134 (6.35%) C++
4 118 (5.60%) SQL
5 84 (3.98%) Java
5 84 (3.98%) PowerShell
6 42 (1.99%) C#
7 40 (1.90%) Perl
8 39 (1.85%) Embedded C
9 34 (1.61%) Bash Shell
10 21 (1.00%) VB.NET
11 16 (0.76%) Kotlin
11 16 (0.76%) Ruby
12 12 (0.57%) JavaScript
13 11 (0.52%) Embedded C++
13 11 (0.52%) R
14 9 (0.43%) Shell Script
15 8 (0.38%) MATLAB
16 7 (0.33%) Assembly Language
16 7 (0.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 894 (42.39%) Cisco Certification
2 620 (29.40%) CCNP
3 496 (23.52%) CCNA
4 220 (10.43%) Degree
5 205 (9.72%) Microsoft Certification
6 174 (8.25%) CCIE
7 160 (7.59%) MCSE
8 143 (6.78%) Security Cleared
9 137 (6.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 109 (5.17%) MCITP
10 109 (5.17%) SC Cleared
11 79 (3.75%) CCDP
12 59 (2.80%) MCP
13 46 (2.18%) CISSP
14 42 (1.99%) MCSA
15 33 (1.56%) CCDA
16 28 (1.33%) CCIE Routing and Switching
16 28 (1.33%) JNCIP
17 25 (1.19%) CCSE
17 25 (1.19%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 182 (8.63%) SLA
2 118 (5.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 85 (4.03%) ISO 9001
4 28 (1.33%) GDPR
5 27 (1.28%) PMO
6 26 (1.23%) PCI DSS
7 25 (1.19%) QA
8 10 (0.47%) Cyber Essentials
8 10 (0.47%) ISO 22301
9 9 (0.43%) JTAG
10 7 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 4 (0.19%) ISO 31000
11 4 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 3 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 2 (0.095%) ISO 13485
14 1 (0.047%) ISO 14001
14 1 (0.047%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 492 (23.33%) Active Directory
2 337 (15.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 202 (9.58%) Hyper-V
4 64 (3.03%) XenApp
5 52 (2.47%) Firmware
6 34 (1.61%) vSphere
7 22 (1.04%) VMware ESXi
8 17 (0.81%) Virtual Servers
9 15 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
9 15 (0.71%) XenDesktop
10 14 (0.66%) Docker
11 12 (0.57%) BitLocker
11 12 (0.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 11 (0.52%) VMware Server
12 11 (0.52%) VMware Workstation
13 10 (0.47%) Terminal Server
13 10 (0.47%) VMware NSX
14 7 (0.33%) DFS Replication
14 7 (0.33%) Terminal Services
15 5 (0.24%) NFS
Systems Management
1 113 (5.36%) Cisco Prime
2 90 (4.27%) SCCM
3 41 (1.94%) Cisco CUCM
4 32 (1.52%) Stealthwatch
5 31 (1.47%) Ansible
6 27 (1.28%) WSUS
7 25 (1.19%) Cisco UCCX
7 25 (1.19%) FortiGate
8 14 (0.66%) Nessus
8 14 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
9 13 (0.62%) Backup Exec
9 13 (0.62%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 13 (0.62%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 13 (0.62%) vCenter Server
10 12 (0.57%) Cisco UCCE
10 12 (0.57%) Microsoft Intune
11 10 (0.47%) Nagios
11 10 (0.47%) Puppet
11 10 (0.47%) RANCID
12 9 (0.43%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 1,229 (58.27%) Cisco
2 582 (27.60%) Microsoft
3 433 (20.53%) VMware
4 342 (16.22%) Meraki
5 297 (14.08%) Citrix
6 296 (14.04%) Palo Alto
7 247 (11.71%) CheckPoint
8 226 (10.72%) Juniper
9 213 (10.10%) Aruba
10 167 (7.92%) F5
10 167 (7.92%) SolarWinds
11 126 (5.97%) HP
12 116 (5.50%) Polycom
13 96 (4.55%) Dell
14 77 (3.65%) NetApp
15 67 (3.18%) Fortinet
16 58 (2.75%) Huawei
17 50 (2.37%) Veeam
18 49 (2.32%) EMC
19 43 (2.04%) Apple