Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wireshark
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 780 814 802
Rank change year-on-year +34 -12 +61
Permanent jobs citing Wireshark 444 438 524
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.23% 0.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.57% 1.37% 1.45%
Number of salaries quoted 360 349 508
UK median annual salary £47,750 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.50% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,500 £25,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 28309 32038 36151
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.65% 16.96% 16.63%
Number of salaries quoted 22925 26230 29899
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £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 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Wireshark in the UK

Wireshark
Top 15 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 21 November 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 +31 415 £50,000 - 26
UK excluding London +19 312 £45,000 - 22
London +34 131 £55,000 +4.76% 6
South East +35 130 £51,250 +2.50% 11
North of England +51 56 £45,000 +52.54% 4
South West +36 46 £45,000 -14.29% 3
North West +26 36 £47,500 +61.02% 2
East of England -12 31 £35,000 -31.03% 1
Midlands 0 24 £58,750 +46.88% 1
Yorkshire +37 20 £36,000 +84.62% 2
Wales +24 18 £39,351 +3.55% 1
East Midlands +15 12 £67,500 +50.00%
West Midlands +4 12 £55,000 +52.78%
Scotland -25 8 £35,000 +2.94% 1
Northern Ireland - 2 £60,000 -

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 280 (63.06%) Cisco
2 212 (47.75%) Firewall
3 185 (41.67%) WAN
4 171 (38.51%) Cisco Certification
5 160 (36.04%) CCNP
6 159 (35.81%) Linux
7 154 (34.68%) BGP
8 142 (31.98%) tcpdump
9 138 (31.08%) VPN
10 124 (27.93%) LAN
11 118 (26.58%) OSPF
12 111 (25.00%) TCP/IP
13 110 (24.77%) DNS
13 110 (24.77%) MPLS
14 101 (22.75%) Network Monitoring
15 99 (22.30%) Cisco ASA
16 91 (20.50%) Juniper
17 90 (20.27%) F5
18 88 (19.82%) Cisco Nexus
19 86 (19.37%) CheckPoint
19 86 (19.37%) Python
20 84 (18.92%) Telecoms
21 82 (18.47%) DHCP
21 82 (18.47%) Windows
22 79 (17.79%) VMware
23 78 (17.57%) IPsec
24 76 (17.12%) EIGRP
25 74 (16.67%) Microsoft
25 74 (16.67%) Security Cleared
26 73 (16.44%) Degree

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 22 (4.95%) Apache
2 17 (3.83%) CMS
3 13 (2.93%) SAS
4 12 (2.70%) Skype for Business
5 11 (2.48%) IIS
6 10 (2.25%) nginx
7 8 (1.80%) MS Exchange
8 7 (1.58%) Tomcat
9 6 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
11 3 (0.68%) Confluence
11 3 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2003
12 2 (0.45%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 26 (5.86%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (5.41%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 48 (10.81%) Amazon AWS
2 47 (10.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (3.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 13 (2.93%) SaaS
5 12 (2.70%) Office 365
6 7 (1.58%) IaaS
6 7 (1.58%) PaaS
7 6 (1.35%) Amazon S3
8 5 (1.13%) Azure Active Directory
8 5 (1.13%) Bluemix
8 5 (1.13%) IBM Cloud
9 4 (0.90%) Amazon ELB
10 3 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.23%) BlazeMeter
11 1 (0.23%) GitHub
11 1 (0.23%) Google App Engine
11 1 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 212 (47.75%) Firewall
2 185 (41.67%) WAN
3 154 (34.68%) BGP
4 142 (31.98%) tcpdump
5 138 (31.08%) VPN
6 124 (27.93%) LAN
7 118 (26.58%) OSPF
8 111 (25.00%) TCP/IP
9 110 (24.77%) DNS
9 110 (24.77%) MPLS
10 99 (22.30%) Cisco ASA
11 88 (19.82%) Cisco Nexus
12 82 (18.47%) DHCP
13 78 (17.57%) IPsec
14 76 (17.12%) EIGRP
15 71 (15.99%) VoIP
16 63 (14.19%) SSL
17 61 (13.74%) Network Security
18 58 (13.06%) HTTP
19 57 (12.84%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (2.25%) NoSQL
2 9 (2.03%) MySQL
3 8 (1.80%) MongoDB
4 6 (1.35%) SQL Server
5 4 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (0.68%) Big Data
6 3 (0.68%) Hadoop
6 3 (0.68%) InfluxDB
7 2 (0.45%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.23%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.23%) Ingres
8 1 (0.23%) Looker
8 1 (0.23%) Oracle Exadata
8 1 (0.23%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.23%) Redis
8 1 (0.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 29 (6.53%) Subversion
2 27 (6.08%) GDB
3 26 (5.86%) GCC
3 26 (5.86%) Trac
3 26 (5.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 20 (4.50%) Burp Suite
5 17 (3.83%) WinDbg
6 13 (2.93%) Metasploit
7 12 (2.70%) IDA Disassembler
7 12 (2.70%) OllyDbg
8 11 (2.48%) JIRA
9 8 (1.80%) Git (software)
9 8 (1.80%) SoapUI
10 7 (1.58%) Fiddler
11 6 (1.35%) Jenkins
12 4 (0.90%) Selenium
13 3 (0.68%) Maven
13 3 (0.68%) TeamCity
13 3 (0.68%) Vagrant
14 2 (0.45%) NeoLoad
General
1 84 (18.92%) Telecoms
2 62 (13.96%) Finance
3 20 (4.50%) Banking
3 20 (4.50%) Military
4 18 (4.05%) Investment Banking
5 17 (3.83%) Back Office
6 7 (1.58%) Games
7 6 (1.35%) Financial Institution
7 6 (1.35%) Multimedia
8 5 (1.13%) Legal
8 5 (1.13%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.90%) Retail
10 3 (0.68%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.45%) Law
11 2 (0.45%) Publishing
12 1 (0.23%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.23%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 207 (46.62%) Network Engineer
2 65 (14.64%) Senior Network Engineer
3 55 (12.39%) Analyst
4 50 (11.26%) Support Engineer
5 41 (9.23%) Network Support
5 41 (9.23%) Network Support Engineer
6 36 (8.11%) Telecoms Engineer
7 33 (7.43%) Cisco Engineer
7 33 (7.43%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 30 (6.76%) Software Engineer
9 29 (6.53%) Security Analyst
10 26 (5.86%) C++ Software Engineer
10 26 (5.86%) Security Engineer
11 24 (5.41%) Administrator
11 24 (5.41%) Network Security Engineer
12 21 (4.73%) Core Network Engineer
12 21 (4.73%) Telecoms Software Engineer
13 20 (4.50%) Senior Cisco Engineer
13 20 (4.50%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
14 18 (4.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (6.53%) 802.1X
2 26 (5.86%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 26 (5.86%) STL
3 21 (4.73%) .NET
4 17 (3.83%) POSIX
5 11 (2.48%) Regular Expression
5 11 (2.48%) XMPP
6 7 (1.58%) XML
7 4 (0.90%) D-Bus
7 4 (0.90%) LAMP
7 4 (0.90%) REST
7 4 (0.90%) SOAP
7 4 (0.90%) Web Services
8 3 (0.68%) FreeSWITCH
8 3 (0.68%) HTML
8 3 (0.68%) Qt
8 3 (0.68%) React Native
8 3 (0.68%) Sensu
9 2 (0.45%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.45%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 52 (11.71%) Data Centre
2 46 (10.36%) Computer Science
3 43 (9.68%) Management Information System
4 30 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
5 24 (5.41%) Cyberthreat
6 16 (3.60%) Driving Licence
6 16 (3.60%) Virtual Team
7 14 (3.15%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 11 (2.48%) Blog
8 11 (2.48%) DataPower
8 11 (2.48%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 8 (1.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 8 (1.80%) Linux Command Line
9 8 (1.80%) PKI
10 7 (1.58%) Equities
10 7 (1.58%) Fixed Income
10 7 (1.58%) iPad
10 7 (1.58%) Video Conferencing
11 5 (1.13%) Clustering
11 5 (1.13%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 159 (35.81%) Linux
2 82 (18.47%) Windows
3 47 (10.59%) Unix
4 33 (7.43%) CentOS
5 22 (4.95%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (4.28%) Windows Server 2003
7 17 (3.83%) Windows Server 2012
8 15 (3.38%) Solaris
9 10 (2.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (2.03%) Windows Server
11 8 (1.80%) Ubuntu
12 7 (1.58%) Kali Linux
12 7 (1.58%) Mac OS X
13 5 (1.13%) Windows 10
14 4 (0.90%) Apple iOS
14 4 (0.90%) Debian
15 3 (0.68%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.68%) VMS
15 3 (0.68%) Windows 7
15 3 (0.68%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (22.75%) Network Monitoring
2 60 (13.51%) Open Source
3 58 (13.06%) Incident Management
4 56 (12.61%) ITIL
4 56 (12.61%) Load Balancing
5 52 (11.71%) Information Security
6 51 (11.49%) Root Cause Analysis
7 49 (11.04%) Change Management
8 46 (10.36%) SIEM
9 41 (9.23%) Service Management
9 41 (9.23%) Software Engineering
10 37 (8.33%) Capacity Management
11 36 (8.11%) Network Management
12 26 (5.86%) Cross-Platform Development
12 26 (5.86%) Multithreading
12 26 (5.86%) OO
13 25 (5.63%) ITSM
13 25 (5.63%) Malware Analysis
13 25 (5.63%) Security Patching
14 24 (5.41%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 86 (19.37%) Python
2 64 (14.41%) C++
3 51 (11.49%) Perl
4 45 (10.14%) Bash Shell
5 41 (9.23%) SQL
6 37 (8.33%) Java
7 31 (6.98%) C
8 30 (6.76%) Ruby
9 28 (6.31%) PowerShell
10 22 (4.95%) JavaScript
10 22 (4.95%) Lua
11 15 (3.38%) PHP
12 10 (2.25%) C#
13 9 (2.03%) Shell Script
14 6 (1.35%) VBScript
15 4 (0.90%) Tcl
16 3 (0.68%) Erlang
16 3 (0.68%) Go
17 1 (0.23%) VB.NET
17 1 (0.23%) VBA
Qualifications
1 171 (38.51%) Cisco Certification
2 160 (36.04%) CCNP
3 74 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 73 (16.44%) Degree
5 62 (13.96%) SC Cleared
6 50 (11.26%) CCIE
7 36 (8.11%) DV Cleared
8 32 (7.21%) CCNA
9 26 (5.86%) CCSE
10 24 (5.41%) JNCIP
11 19 (4.28%) CCSA
12 18 (4.05%) Computer Science Degree
13 17 (3.83%) CCDP
14 16 (3.60%) GIAC
15 15 (3.38%) CISSP
16 11 (2.48%) CCA
16 11 (2.48%) Citrix Certification
17 10 (2.25%) GCIH
17 10 (2.25%) MCP
18 9 (2.03%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (13.29%) SLA
2 6 (1.35%) PMO
3 4 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.90%) SAS 70
4 3 (0.68%) QA
5 2 (0.45%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.23%) NIST 800
System Software
1 62 (13.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (6.08%) Active Directory
3 22 (4.95%) Kamailio
4 20 (4.50%) Snort
5 15 (3.38%) Docker
6 14 (3.15%) VMware ESXi
7 13 (2.93%) VMware NSX
8 12 (2.70%) Hyper-V
8 12 (2.70%) Virtual Machines
9 10 (2.25%) Firmware
10 9 (2.03%) vSphere
11 6 (1.35%) XenApp
12 5 (1.13%) ProxySG
12 5 (1.13%) XenDesktop
13 4 (0.90%) Terminal Services
14 3 (0.68%) VMware Workstation
14 3 (0.68%) XenServer
15 2 (0.45%) iptables
15 2 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
16 1 (0.23%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 63 (14.19%) Nagios
2 37 (8.33%) Cacti
3 25 (5.63%) Cisco LMS
3 25 (5.63%) Opsview
4 19 (4.28%) Ansible
5 17 (3.83%) Nessus
6 16 (3.60%) Cisco Prime
6 16 (3.60%) Puppet
7 15 (3.38%) Opscode Chef
8 13 (2.93%) Cisco CUCM
8 13 (2.93%) FortiGate
9 12 (2.70%) SolarWinds Orion
9 12 (2.70%) vCenter Server
10 10 (2.25%) SCOM
11 9 (2.03%) HAProxy
11 9 (2.03%) Nmap
11 9 (2.03%) OpenView
11 9 (2.03%) QRadar
12 7 (1.58%) RSA enVision
13 5 (1.13%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 280 (63.06%) Cisco
2 91 (20.50%) Juniper
3 90 (20.27%) F5
4 86 (19.37%) CheckPoint
5 79 (17.79%) VMware
6 74 (16.67%) Microsoft
7 73 (16.44%) Palo Alto
8 50 (11.26%) Citrix
9 44 (9.91%) SolarWinds
10 39 (8.78%) Riverbed
11 35 (7.88%) HP
12 31 (6.98%) Aruba
13 23 (5.18%) Meraki
14 21 (4.73%) Xerox
15 17 (3.83%) NetScout
16 15 (3.38%) Extreme Networks
16 15 (3.38%) Red Hat
16 15 (3.38%) Ubiquiti
17 14 (3.15%) Splunk
18 13 (2.93%) Forcepoint