Period
to 26 September 2017

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 26 September 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wireshark
UK
6 months to
26 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 780 819 822
Rank change year-on-year +39 +3 +82
Permanent jobs citing Wireshark 423 438 502
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.23% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.49% 1.35% 1.35%
Number of salaries quoted 338 370 472
UK median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £32,000 £30,450 £25,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% +5.88%

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 28353 32556 37106
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.98% 16.89% 16.94%
Number of salaries quoted 22967 26898 30535
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Wireshark
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Wireshark in the UK

Wireshark
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Wireshark.

Salary trend for Wireshark in the UK

Wireshark
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Wireshark over the 6 months to 26 September 2017.

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 26 September 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 +23 400 £48,000 -6.80% 11
UK excluding London +21 305 £45,000 -10.00% 8
London +13 119 £60,000 - 5
South East +25 106 £55,000 +10.00% 3
North of England +20 66 £45,000 +52.54% 2
South West +11 56 £45,000 -14.29%
North West +1 40 £45,000 +9.76% 1
East of England -9 30 £33,500 -36.19%
Midlands +13 27 £57,500 +43.75% 1
Yorkshire +31 26 £38,000 +58.33% 1
East Midlands +38 16 £60,000 +42.86% 1
Wales +15 15 £39,351 +26.94% 2
West Midlands +11 11 £55,000 +37.50%
Scotland -7 8 £35,000 +9.38%

For the 6 months to 26 September 2017, IT jobs citing Wireshark 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 Wireshark.

1 255 (60.28%) Cisco
2 219 (51.77%) Firewall
3 181 (42.79%) Cisco Certification
4 168 (39.72%) WAN
5 167 (39.48%) CCNP
6 156 (36.88%) BGP
7 154 (36.41%) tcpdump
8 146 (34.52%) Linux
9 123 (29.08%) VPN
10 121 (28.61%) LAN
11 118 (27.90%) OSPF
12 117 (27.66%) TCP/IP
13 112 (26.48%) Windows
14 109 (25.77%) DNS
15 102 (24.11%) F5
16 100 (23.64%) Cisco ASA
16 100 (23.64%) MPLS
17 97 (22.93%) CheckPoint
18 96 (22.70%) Juniper
18 96 (22.70%) Cisco Nexus
19 94 (22.22%) Network Monitoring
20 86 (20.33%) Microsoft
20 86 (20.33%) Security Cleared
21 81 (19.15%) EIGRP
22 80 (18.91%) DHCP
23 79 (18.68%) Python
24 74 (17.49%) Degree
25 73 (17.26%) SSL
25 73 (17.26%) IPsec
25 73 (17.26%) VMware

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 34 (8.04%) Apache
2 20 (4.73%) nginx
3 14 (3.31%) CMS
3 14 (3.31%) Skype for Business
4 10 (2.36%) SAS
4 10 (2.36%) Tomcat
5 9 (2.13%) IIS
6 6 (1.42%) MS Exchange
7 4 (0.95%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 31 (7.33%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (6.38%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 42 (9.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 40 (9.46%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (3.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 9 (2.13%) SaaS
5 7 (1.65%) Office 365
6 6 (1.42%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (1.18%) Amazon ELB
8 4 (0.95%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (0.95%) Amazon S3
8 4 (0.95%) Bluemix
8 4 (0.95%) IaaS
8 4 (0.95%) IBM Cloud
8 4 (0.95%) PaaS
9 2 (0.47%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 219 (51.77%) Firewall
2 168 (39.72%) WAN
3 156 (36.88%) BGP
4 154 (36.41%) tcpdump
5 123 (29.08%) VPN
6 121 (28.61%) LAN
7 118 (27.90%) OSPF
8 117 (27.66%) TCP/IP
9 109 (25.77%) DNS
10 100 (23.64%) Cisco ASA
10 100 (23.64%) MPLS
11 96 (22.70%) Cisco Nexus
12 81 (19.15%) EIGRP
13 80 (18.91%) DHCP
14 73 (17.26%) IPsec
14 73 (17.26%) SSL
15 71 (16.78%) Network Security
16 70 (16.55%) Wireless
17 62 (14.66%) HTTP
18 53 (12.53%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (3.31%) NoSQL
2 12 (2.84%) MongoDB
3 11 (2.60%) SQL Server
4 10 (2.36%) MySQL
5 5 (1.18%) Big Data
5 5 (1.18%) Hadoop
6 4 (0.95%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (0.95%) InfluxDB
6 4 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.47%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.24%) Looker
8 1 (0.24%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.24%) Redis
8 1 (0.24%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 23 (5.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 22 (5.20%) Burp Suite
2 22 (5.20%) IDA Disassembler
3 19 (4.49%) OllyDbg
3 19 (4.49%) WinDbg
4 11 (2.60%) Subversion
5 10 (2.36%) GDB
6 9 (2.13%) Jenkins
6 9 (2.13%) Metasploit
7 8 (1.89%) Fiddler
8 7 (1.65%) GCC
8 7 (1.65%) Trac
9 6 (1.42%) Git (software)
9 6 (1.42%) SoapUI
10 5 (1.18%) JIRA
11 4 (0.95%) Maven
12 3 (0.71%) Selenium
13 2 (0.47%) Bugzilla
14 1 (0.24%) Cucumber
14 1 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 57 (13.48%) Finance
2 47 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 19 (4.49%) Banking
4 17 (4.02%) Military
5 15 (3.55%) Back Office
5 15 (3.55%) Investment Banking
6 8 (1.89%) Games
7 6 (1.42%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.42%) Multimedia
8 5 (1.18%) Publishing
9 4 (0.95%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.95%) Retail
10 2 (0.47%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.24%) Local Government
11 1 (0.24%) Marketing
11 1 (0.24%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 196 (46.34%) Network Engineer
2 71 (16.78%) Senior Network Engineer
3 70 (16.55%) Analyst
4 51 (12.06%) Support Engineer
5 42 (9.93%) Cisco Engineer
5 42 (9.93%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 37 (8.75%) Network Support
6 37 (8.75%) Network Support Engineer
7 33 (7.80%) SOC Analyst
8 25 (5.91%) Security Engineer
8 25 (5.91%) Senior Cisco Engineer
8 25 (5.91%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
9 24 (5.67%) Network Security Engineer
10 23 (5.44%) Security Analyst
11 21 (4.96%) Administrator
12 20 (4.73%) Consultant
13 17 (4.02%) Malware Analyst
14 16 (3.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 16 (3.78%) Senior Analyst
15 15 (3.55%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (7.09%) 802.1X
2 27 (6.38%) .NET
3 19 (4.49%) Regular Expression
4 14 (3.31%) POSIX
5 9 (2.13%) XML
6 7 (1.65%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 7 (1.65%) STL
6 7 (1.65%) XMPP
7 5 (1.18%) Web Services
8 4 (0.95%) ActiveMQ
8 4 (0.95%) FreeSWITCH
8 4 (0.95%) LAMP
8 4 (0.95%) REST
8 4 (0.95%) Sensu
9 3 (0.71%) LAPP Stack
10 2 (0.47%) CGI
10 2 (0.47%) HTML
10 2 (0.47%) JSON
10 2 (0.47%) Qt
10 2 (0.47%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 59 (13.95%) Data Centre
2 39 (9.22%) Computer Science
3 33 (7.80%) Analytical Skills
4 30 (7.09%) Management Information System
5 25 (5.91%) Cyberthreat
6 19 (4.49%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 17 (4.02%) Private Cloud
8 16 (3.78%) Driving Licence
8 16 (3.78%) Virtual Team
9 15 (3.55%) Blog
10 12 (2.84%) iPad
11 8 (1.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 8 (1.89%) Security Operations Centre
12 7 (1.65%) DataPower
12 7 (1.65%) Equities
12 7 (1.65%) Fixed Income
12 7 (1.65%) Video Conferencing
12 7 (1.65%) VxBlock/Vblock
13 6 (1.42%) Life Science
13 6 (1.42%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 146 (34.52%) Linux
2 112 (26.48%) Windows
3 64 (15.13%) Unix
4 33 (7.80%) Windows Server 2008
5 29 (6.86%) Windows Server 2003
6 21 (4.96%) CentOS
7 20 (4.73%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (3.78%) Windows Server
9 15 (3.55%) Solaris
10 9 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (2.13%) Windows XP
11 8 (1.89%) Mac OS X
12 5 (1.18%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.95%) Apple iOS
13 4 (0.95%) Debian
13 4 (0.95%) VMS
14 2 (0.47%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.47%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.47%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.47%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (22.22%) Network Monitoring
2 69 (16.31%) ITIL
3 61 (14.42%) Load Balancing
4 58 (13.71%) Open Source
5 55 (13.00%) SIEM
6 53 (12.53%) Incident Management
7 48 (11.35%) Root Cause Analysis
8 47 (11.11%) Information Security
9 44 (10.40%) Service Management
10 43 (10.17%) Network Management
11 40 (9.46%) Change Management
12 35 (8.27%) ITSM
13 34 (8.04%) Mentoring
14 33 (7.80%) Capacity Management
15 28 (6.62%) Cybersecurity
16 27 (6.38%) Security Monitoring
17 26 (6.15%) Project Management
18 24 (5.67%) Kalman Filter
19 23 (5.44%) Malware Analysis
19 23 (5.44%) Reverse Engineering
Programming Languages
1 79 (18.68%) Python
2 53 (12.53%) C++
3 51 (12.06%) Perl
4 50 (11.82%) Java
5 48 (11.35%) SQL
6 43 (10.17%) C
7 38 (8.98%) Ruby
8 25 (5.91%) Bash Shell
8 25 (5.91%) JavaScript
9 22 (5.20%) PHP
9 22 (5.20%) PowerShell
10 12 (2.84%) Lua
11 10 (2.36%) Shell Script
12 6 (1.42%) C#
13 5 (1.18%) Tcl
14 4 (0.95%) Erlang
15 2 (0.47%) Go
16 1 (0.24%) Objective-C
16 1 (0.24%) VB.NET
16 1 (0.24%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 181 (42.79%) Cisco Certification
2 167 (39.48%) CCNP
3 86 (20.33%) Security Cleared
4 74 (17.49%) Degree
5 71 (16.78%) SC Cleared
6 51 (12.06%) CCIE
7 43 (10.17%) DV Cleared
8 41 (9.69%) CCNA
9 32 (7.57%) CCSE
10 28 (6.62%) JNCIP
11 27 (6.38%) CCSA
12 26 (6.15%) CISSP
13 24 (5.67%) GIAC
14 19 (4.49%) GCIH
15 13 (3.07%) CREST Certified
15 13 (3.07%) SANS
16 12 (2.84%) CCA
16 12 (2.84%) Citrix Certification
16 12 (2.84%) MCP
17 10 (2.36%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (10.40%) SLA
2 8 (1.89%) PMO
3 4 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.95%) QA
3 4 (0.95%) SAS 70
4 2 (0.47%) ISO 22301
4 2 (0.47%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 55 (13.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 35 (8.27%) Snort
3 32 (7.57%) Active Directory
4 16 (3.78%) VMware ESXi
5 14 (3.31%) Docker
6 12 (2.84%) Kamailio
6 12 (2.84%) vSphere
7 11 (2.60%) XenApp
8 10 (2.36%) Hyper-V
8 10 (2.36%) Virtual Machines
9 8 (1.89%) ProxySG
10 7 (1.65%) Terminal Services
10 7 (1.65%) VMware NSX
11 6 (1.42%) Firmware
11 6 (1.42%) XenDesktop
12 5 (1.18%) VMware Workstation
13 4 (0.95%) iptables
13 4 (0.95%) Microsoft App-V
13 4 (0.95%) XenServer
14 3 (0.71%) Gluster
Systems Management
1 61 (14.42%) Nagios
2 34 (8.04%) Cacti
3 22 (5.20%) Cisco LMS
3 22 (5.20%) Opsview
4 21 (4.96%) HAProxy
5 16 (3.78%) Puppet
6 13 (3.07%) Cisco Prime
6 13 (3.07%) FortiGate
6 13 (3.07%) SolarWinds Orion
7 12 (2.84%) Opscode Chef
7 12 (2.84%) RSA enVision
8 11 (2.60%) Ansible
8 11 (2.60%) Nessus
8 11 (2.60%) Nmap
8 11 (2.60%) OpenView
9 10 (2.36%) Cisco CUCM
9 10 (2.36%) vCenter Server
10 8 (1.89%) SCOM
11 6 (1.42%) EdgeSight
11 6 (1.42%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 255 (60.28%) Cisco
2 102 (24.11%) F5
3 97 (22.93%) CheckPoint
4 96 (22.70%) Juniper
5 86 (20.33%) Microsoft
6 73 (17.26%) VMware
7 69 (16.31%) Palo Alto
8 46 (10.87%) Citrix
8 46 (10.87%) HP
8 46 (10.87%) Riverbed
9 33 (7.80%) Aruba
10 31 (7.33%) SolarWinds
11 24 (5.67%) Meraki
12 19 (4.49%) ArcSight
12 19 (4.49%) Extreme Networks
12 19 (4.49%) Ubiquiti
13 18 (4.26%) Xerox
14 15 (3.55%) Forcepoint
14 15 (3.55%) NetScout
15 14 (3.31%) LogRhythm