Period
to 13 April 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Wireshark skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Wireshark over the 6 months to 13 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wireshark
UK
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 675 666 785
Rank change year-on-year -9 +119 +56
Permanent jobs citing Wireshark 163 331 351
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.29% 0.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.51% 1.93% 1.54%
Number of salaries quoted 93 259 257
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £27,950
25th Percentile £38,625 £41,250 £36,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%
75th Percentile £65,000 £70,000 £57,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,250 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -8.95% +11.76% -5.56%

Wireshark 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 10,765 17,167 22,720
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.96% 15.08% 15.26%
Number of salaries quoted 8,197 13,725 17,682
10th Percentile £28,575 £26,250 £26,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £34,000 £33,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £65,500 £63,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

Wireshark
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Wireshark as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Wireshark in the UK

Wireshark
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Wireshark.

Salary trend for Wireshark in the UK

Wireshark
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Wireshark over the 6 months to 13 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Wireshark in the UK

Wireshark
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Wireshark within the UK over the 6 months to 13 April 2021. 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 -24 151 £55,000 +4.76% 33
UK excluding London +65 138 £43,250 -8.95% 22
North of England +80 56 £42,500 -15.00% 7
Yorkshire +37 46 £45,000 -10.00% 3
South East +65 36 £55,000 +10.00% 6
South West +25 32 £52,500 +44.83% 4
London -9 24 £63,750 -1.92% 12
North West +40 10 £42,000 -20.00% 4
Northern Ireland - 9 - - 1
East of England +27 4 £67,500 +12.50% 3
Work from Home -124 4 £66,250 +26.19% 2
Scotland -3 2 £32,500 -16.13%
Midlands +23 1 £38,000 -24.00% 1
West Midlands +17 1 £38,000 -24.00% 1

For the 6 months to 13 April 2021, IT jobs citing Wireshark 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 Wireshark.

1 96 (58.90%) Python
2 77 (47.24%) TCP/IP
3 74 (45.40%) C
4 67 (41.10%) C++
5 60 (36.81%) Computer Science
6 58 (35.58%) Telecoms
6 58 (35.58%) Linux
7 54 (33.13%) Wireless
8 52 (31.90%) Software Testing
9 51 (31.29%) Wi-Fi
10 50 (30.67%) Test Automation
11 46 (28.22%) Ethernet
12 44 (26.99%) 802.1X
13 43 (26.38%) 802.11
13 43 (26.38%) Continuous Integration
14 42 (25.77%) Cisco
14 42 (25.77%) Broadband
15 39 (23.93%) Firewall
15 39 (23.93%) Agile Software Development
16 38 (23.31%) Software Engineering
17 37 (22.70%) Validation
17 37 (22.70%) HTTP
18 36 (22.09%) HTTPS
18 36 (22.09%) Integration Testing
18 36 (22.09%) STUN
18 36 (22.09%) Degree
18 36 (22.09%) XMPP
18 36 (22.09%) Performance Measurement
18 36 (22.09%) Kibana
18 36 (22.09%) Graylog

Wireshark
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 21 (12.88%) Confluence
2 6 (3.68%) Skype for Business
3 2 (1.23%) Apache
3 2 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.23%) IIS
3 2 (1.23%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.23%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.61%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (4.29%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (3.68%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 35 (21.47%) AWS
2 27 (16.56%) Azure
3 21 (12.88%) GCP
3 21 (12.88%) SaaS
4 20 (12.27%) PaaS
5 10 (6.13%) Microsoft 365
6 6 (3.68%) Azure Active Directory
6 6 (3.68%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (3.68%) Route 53
6 6 (3.68%) Slack
7 5 (3.07%) OpenDNS
8 1 (0.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.61%) Amazon ECS
8 1 (0.61%) Amazon Kinesis
8 1 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.61%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.61%) AWS Step Functions
8 1 (0.61%) Cloudflare
8 1 (0.61%) Serverless
8 1 (0.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 77 (47.24%) TCP/IP
2 54 (33.13%) Wireless
3 51 (31.29%) Wi-Fi
4 46 (28.22%) Ethernet
5 43 (26.38%) 802.11
6 42 (25.77%) Broadband
7 39 (23.93%) Firewall
8 37 (22.70%) HTTP
9 36 (22.09%) HTTPS
9 36 (22.09%) MQTT
9 36 (22.09%) STUN
10 30 (18.40%) BGP
11 26 (15.95%) OSPF
12 25 (15.34%) MPLS
13 20 (12.27%) VoIP
14 19 (11.66%) tcpdump
14 19 (11.66%) WAN
15 18 (11.04%) LAN
15 18 (11.04%) Network Security
16 15 (9.20%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.52%) Relational Database
2 8 (4.91%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (0.61%) Data Lake
3 1 (0.61%) MySQL
3 1 (0.61%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 33 (20.25%) JIRA
2 24 (14.72%) IDA Disassembler
3 8 (4.91%) Fiddler
4 7 (4.29%) Selenium
5 6 (3.68%) Metasploit
5 6 (3.68%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (1.84%) eggPlant
6 3 (1.84%) GDB
6 3 (1.84%) Rational DOORS
7 2 (1.23%) Git (software)
7 2 (1.23%) WinDbg
8 1 (0.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.61%) AutoIt
8 1 (0.61%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.61%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.61%) Postman
8 1 (0.61%) Rational Functional Tester
8 1 (0.61%) Robot Framework
8 1 (0.61%) Sikuli
8 1 (0.61%) TestRail
General
1 58 (35.58%) Telecoms
2 14 (8.59%) Finance
3 9 (5.52%) Public Sector
4 7 (4.29%) Electronics
4 7 (4.29%) Marketing
5 6 (3.68%) Military
6 4 (2.45%) Aerospace
6 4 (2.45%) French Language
6 4 (2.45%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.23%) German Language
8 1 (0.61%) Banking
8 1 (0.61%) Games
8 1 (0.61%) Interactive Media
8 1 (0.61%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.61%) Retail
Job Titles
1 40 (24.54%) Network Engineer
2 29 (17.79%) Wireless Engineer
3 25 (15.34%) Automation Engineer
4 17 (10.43%) Systems Engineer
4 17 (10.43%) Validation Engineer
5 15 (9.20%) Senior Network Engineer
6 14 (8.59%) Support Engineer
7 12 (7.36%) Broadband Engineer
7 12 (7.36%) Customer Engineer
7 12 (7.36%) Wireless Network Engineer
8 11 (6.75%) Analyst
9 9 (5.52%) Applications Support
10 8 (4.91%) Cisco Engineer
10 8 (4.91%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 8 (4.91%) Developer
10 8 (4.91%) Developer in Test
11 7 (4.29%) Applications Support Engineer
11 7 (4.29%) Python Developer
11 7 (4.29%) Senior Automation Engineer
11 7 (4.29%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (26.99%) 802.1X
2 36 (22.09%) XMPP
3 9 (5.52%) WebRTC
4 7 (4.29%) Web Services
5 6 (3.68%) pytest
5 6 (3.68%) STL
6 3 (1.84%) Node.js
7 2 (1.23%) JSON
7 2 (1.23%) Regular Expression
7 2 (1.23%) SOAP
7 2 (1.23%) YAML
8 1 (0.61%) .NET
8 1 (0.61%) CSS
8 1 (0.61%) Elastic Stack
8 1 (0.61%) FIX Protocol
8 1 (0.61%) Kafka
8 1 (0.61%) Middleware
8 1 (0.61%) REST
8 1 (0.61%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 20 (12.27%) Embedded Systems
1 20 (12.27%) Wiki
2 9 (5.52%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.52%) Management Information System
2 9 (5.52%) Video Conferencing
2 9 (5.52%) Video\Live Streaming
3 8 (4.91%) Data Centre
4 6 (3.68%) Over-the-Top Content
5 5 (3.07%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 4 (2.45%) PKI
6 4 (2.45%) Security Operations Centre
7 3 (1.84%) Cyberthreat
8 2 (1.23%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.61%) Cyber Defence
9 1 (0.61%) Derivative
9 1 (0.61%) Equities
9 1 (0.61%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.61%) IVR
9 1 (0.61%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.61%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 58 (35.58%) Linux
2 35 (21.47%) Windows
3 21 (12.88%) Android
3 21 (12.88%) Apple iOS
4 17 (10.43%) Unix
5 9 (5.52%) Embedded Linux
6 7 (4.29%) Mac OS X
7 6 (3.68%) Ubuntu
8 5 (3.07%) Kali Linux
9 2 (1.23%) Windows 7
9 2 (1.23%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.23%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.61%) CentOS
10 1 (0.61%) Check Point GAiA
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (36.81%) Computer Science
2 52 (31.90%) Software Testing
3 50 (30.67%) Test Automation
4 43 (26.38%) Continuous Integration
5 39 (23.93%) Agile Software Development
6 38 (23.31%) Software Engineering
7 37 (22.70%) Validation
8 36 (22.09%) Integration Testing
8 36 (22.09%) Performance Measurement
9 28 (17.18%) Problem-Solving
10 23 (14.11%) Cyber Intelligence
11 21 (12.88%) Scrum
12 18 (11.04%) Thought Leadership
13 16 (9.82%) Open Source
14 15 (9.20%) DevOps
14 15 (9.20%) Functional Testing
14 15 (9.20%) Network Design
15 13 (7.98%) Cybersecurity
15 13 (7.98%) Systems Engineering
16 12 (7.36%) Malware Analysis
Programming Languages
1 96 (58.90%) Python
2 74 (45.40%) C
3 67 (41.10%) C++
4 23 (14.11%) C#
5 19 (11.66%) Bash Shell
5 19 (11.66%) SQL
6 11 (6.75%) Perl
7 10 (6.13%) PowerShell
8 5 (3.07%) VB
9 2 (1.23%) PHP
10 1 (0.61%) Java
10 1 (0.61%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.61%) Ruby
10 1 (0.61%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.61%) VBA
Qualifications
1 36 (22.09%) Degree
2 32 (19.63%) Cisco Certification
3 25 (15.34%) CCNP
4 20 (12.27%) CCNA
5 12 (7.36%) Security Cleared
6 9 (5.52%) HND
6 9 (5.52%) SC Cleared
7 6 (3.68%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (3.68%) HNC
7 6 (3.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 6 (3.68%) JNCIA
7 6 (3.68%) JNCIP
8 3 (1.84%) CCDE
8 3 (1.84%) CCIE
8 3 (1.84%) CREST Certified
8 3 (1.84%) ISEB
8 3 (1.84%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.61%) CCVP
9 1 (0.61%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (14.72%) QA
2 9 (5.52%) SLA
3 3 (1.84%) JTAG
4 1 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.61%) NIST
4 1 (0.61%) SOC 1
4 1 (0.61%) SOC 3
System Software
1 29 (17.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (12.27%) VirtualBox
3 16 (9.82%) Docker
4 12 (7.36%) Active Directory
5 6 (3.68%) Firmware
5 6 (3.68%) Hyper-V
5 6 (3.68%) KVM
5 6 (3.68%) Snort
6 5 (3.07%) Squid
Systems Management
1 36 (22.09%) Graylog
1 36 (22.09%) Kibana
2 15 (9.20%) Nmap
3 14 (8.59%) Ansible
4 13 (7.98%) Nagios
5 8 (4.91%) Puppet
6 7 (4.29%) FortiGate
6 7 (4.29%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (3.68%) Cacti
8 5 (3.07%) Nessus
8 5 (3.07%) Nexpose
8 5 (3.07%) Suricata
9 4 (2.45%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 4 (2.45%) SolarWinds Orion
10 3 (1.84%) Kubernetes
11 2 (1.23%) Perfmon
12 1 (0.61%) Cobbler
12 1 (0.61%) nmon
12 1 (0.61%) Observium
12 1 (0.61%) Terraform
Vendors
1 42 (25.77%) Cisco
2 30 (18.40%) VMware
3 19 (11.66%) Palo Alto
4 17 (10.43%) Microsoft
4 17 (10.43%) Riverbed
5 15 (9.20%) Splunk
6 12 (7.36%) CheckPoint
6 12 (7.36%) Fortinet
7 10 (6.13%) Google
8 9 (5.52%) Oracle
9 8 (4.91%) Dynatrace
9 8 (4.91%) Salesforce.com
10 7 (4.29%) Forcepoint
11 6 (3.68%) Avaya
11 6 (3.68%) Draytek
11 6 (3.68%) F5
11 6 (3.68%) Juniper
11 6 (3.68%) Meraki
11 6 (3.68%) SolarWinds
11 6 (3.68%) Symantec