Period
to 21 October 2019

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

Wireshark
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 800 757 810
Rank change year-on-year -43 +53 +32
Permanent jobs citing Wireshark 280 430 418
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.26% 0.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.32% 1.77% 1.51%
Number of salaries quoted 181 310 343
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,400 £32,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £70,125 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% -6.25%

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 21,291 24,311 27,697
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.55% 14.86% 15.90%
Number of salaries quoted 16,347 19,238 22,533
UK median annual salary £45,750 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.68% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,925 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 October 2019.

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 October 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 -12 256 £52,000 +15.56% 56
UK excluding London -72 191 £47,500 +11.76% 50
London +81 83 £52,500 -8.70% 13
South East +12 59 £45,000 -10.00% 17
East of England -4 36 £50,000 +38.89% 11
Midlands +29 33 £52,500 -34.38% 8
South West -23 28 £47,500 +5.56% 3
East Midlands +31 23 - - 5
North of England 0 15 £40,000 +6.67% 4
Northern Ireland -3 12 - - 1
West Midlands +30 10 £52,500 -34.38% 3
North West +25 9 £20,750 -40.71% 4
Yorkshire +4 6 £55,000 +17.15%
Scotland +1 6 £43,750 +5.42% 6
Wales -15 2 £24,000 -49.47%

For the 6 months to 21 October 2019, 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.

1 136 (48.57%) Cisco
2 115 (41.07%) Firewall
3 105 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
4 100 (35.71%) TCP/IP
5 99 (35.36%) Linux
6 87 (31.07%) CCNP
7 81 (28.93%) WAN
8 72 (25.71%) LAN
9 55 (19.64%) CCNA
10 54 (19.29%) Python
10 54 (19.29%) tcpdump
11 52 (18.57%) Cisco Nexus
12 49 (17.50%) BGP
13 47 (16.79%) OSPF
13 47 (16.79%) Cisco ASA
14 44 (15.71%) Windows
14 44 (15.71%) Palo Alto
15 43 (15.36%) Problem-Solving
16 41 (14.64%) Java
16 41 (14.64%) DevOps
17 39 (13.93%) DNS
18 38 (13.57%) Juniper
19 37 (13.21%) Microsoft
19 37 (13.21%) Cybersecurity
19 37 (13.21%) Network Security
19 37 (13.21%) Security Operations
20 35 (12.50%) AWS
21 34 (12.14%) SolarWinds
21 34 (12.14%) CheckPoint
21 34 (12.14%) Unix

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 12 (4.29%) IIS
2 5 (1.79%) Confluence
3 4 (1.43%) Apache
4 2 (0.71%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (2.50%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.71%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 35 (12.50%) AWS
2 26 (9.29%) Azure
3 19 (6.79%) SaaS
4 16 (5.71%) Office 365
5 3 (1.07%) GitHub
6 2 (0.71%) BlazeMeter
7 1 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.36%) GCP
7 1 (0.36%) PaaS
7 1 (0.36%) Power Platform
7 1 (0.36%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 115 (41.07%) Firewall
2 100 (35.71%) TCP/IP
3 81 (28.93%) WAN
4 72 (25.71%) LAN
5 54 (19.29%) tcpdump
6 52 (18.57%) Cisco Nexus
7 49 (17.50%) BGP
8 47 (16.79%) Cisco ASA
8 47 (16.79%) OSPF
9 39 (13.93%) DNS
10 37 (13.21%) Network Security
11 32 (11.43%) VPN
12 31 (11.07%) Internet
13 30 (10.71%) Wireless
14 26 (9.29%) Cisco IOS
14 26 (9.29%) DHCP
15 25 (8.93%) NX-OS
16 24 (8.57%) Wi-Fi
17 23 (8.21%) SAN
18 22 (7.86%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.86%) MongoDB
2 8 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (2.86%) Redis
3 6 (2.14%) MySQL
4 2 (0.71%) Blockchain
4 2 (0.71%) DB2
4 2 (0.71%) RDBMS
4 2 (0.71%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.36%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.36%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 29 (10.36%) Fiddler
2 28 (10.00%) Git (software)
3 27 (9.64%) JIRA
4 20 (7.14%) Metasploit
5 17 (6.07%) SoapUI
5 17 (6.07%) TeamCity
6 15 (5.36%) Jenkins
7 14 (5.00%) Maven
7 14 (5.00%) Octopus Deploy
8 12 (4.29%) Selenium
9 11 (3.93%) Burp Suite
9 11 (3.93%) IDA Disassembler
10 9 (3.21%) Team Foundation Server
10 9 (3.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 6 (2.14%) Bugzilla
12 5 (1.79%) Appium
12 5 (1.79%) Cucumber
12 5 (1.79%) JMeter
13 4 (1.43%) TestLink
14 3 (1.07%) git-flow
General
1 29 (10.36%) Finance
2 20 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 16 (5.71%) Retail
4 14 (5.00%) Banking
4 14 (5.00%) Legal
5 13 (4.64%) Law
6 8 (2.86%) Marketing
7 5 (1.79%) Games
8 3 (1.07%) Aerospace
8 3 (1.07%) Public Sector
9 2 (0.71%) Electronics
10 1 (0.36%) Billing
10 1 (0.36%) German Language
10 1 (0.36%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.36%) Military
10 1 (0.36%) Police
Job Titles
1 91 (32.50%) Network Engineer
2 41 (14.64%) Analyst
3 38 (13.57%) Support Engineer
4 22 (7.86%) Security Engineer
5 21 (7.50%) Consultant
6 19 (6.79%) Senior Network Engineer
6 19 (6.79%) Test Engineer
7 18 (6.43%) Network Security Engineer
7 18 (6.43%) SOC Analyst
8 17 (6.07%) Security Analyst
9 16 (5.71%) Applications Support
9 16 (5.71%) Senior Analyst
10 15 (5.36%) Applications Engineer
10 15 (5.36%) Applications Support Engineer
10 15 (5.36%) Lead Network Engineer
11 14 (5.00%) Network Consultant
11 14 (5.00%) Network Security Consultant
11 14 (5.00%) Security Consultant
12 13 (4.64%) DevOps Engineer
13 12 (4.29%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.29%) 802.1X
2 10 (3.57%) .NET
3 7 (2.50%) Java EE
4 6 (2.14%) Gherkin
4 6 (2.14%) Web Services
5 4 (1.43%) Elastic Stack
5 4 (1.43%) LAMP
5 4 (1.43%) OLE
6 3 (1.07%) SOAP
6 3 (1.07%) STL
6 3 (1.07%) XML
7 2 (0.71%) CSS
7 2 (0.71%) JSON
7 2 (0.71%) POSIX
7 2 (0.71%) Qt
7 2 (0.71%) REST
7 2 (0.71%) Yocto
8 1 (0.36%) FreeSWITCH
8 1 (0.36%) HTML
8 1 (0.36%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 31 (11.07%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (9.29%) Data Centre
3 21 (7.50%) Management Information System
4 16 (5.71%) Linux Command Line
5 15 (5.36%) Driving Licence
5 15 (5.36%) Security Operations Centre
6 14 (5.00%) Cyberthreat
7 12 (4.29%) Internet of Things
7 12 (4.29%) Smartphone
8 11 (3.93%) Cybercrime
8 11 (3.93%) Self-Motivation
9 9 (3.21%) Mobile App
10 7 (2.50%) Greenfield Project
11 6 (2.14%) Cyber Defence
11 6 (2.14%) PKI
12 5 (1.79%) Cyber Kill Chain
13 4 (1.43%) Embedded Systems
14 3 (1.07%) Virtual Team
14 3 (1.07%) Wiki
15 2 (0.71%) Cyberattack
Operating Systems
1 99 (35.36%) Linux
2 44 (15.71%) Windows
3 34 (12.14%) Unix
4 17 (6.07%) Kali Linux
5 13 (4.64%) Windows Server
6 10 (3.57%) CentOS
6 10 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (3.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (2.14%) Ubuntu
9 5 (1.79%) Android
9 5 (1.79%) Apple iOS
10 4 (1.43%) CatOS
11 3 (1.07%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.71%) Embedded Linux
12 2 (0.71%) uClinux
13 1 (0.36%) Solaris
13 1 (0.36%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.36%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.36%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (15.36%) Problem-Solving
2 41 (14.64%) DevOps
3 37 (13.21%) Cybersecurity
3 37 (13.21%) Security Operations
4 34 (12.14%) Agile Software Development
5 29 (10.36%) ITIL
5 29 (10.36%) SIEM
6 27 (9.64%) Migration
6 27 (9.64%) Network Management
7 25 (8.93%) Load Balancing
8 23 (8.21%) Penetration Testing
8 23 (8.21%) Stakeholder Management
9 22 (7.86%) Analytics
9 22 (7.86%) IT Strategy
10 21 (7.50%) Test Automation
11 20 (7.14%) Open Source
11 20 (7.14%) Problem Management
12 19 (6.79%) Infrastructure Transformation
13 18 (6.43%) Incident Management
14 17 (6.07%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 54 (19.29%) Python
2 41 (14.64%) Java
3 33 (11.79%) C++
4 32 (11.43%) C
5 27 (9.64%) PowerShell
6 26 (9.29%) SQL
7 25 (8.93%) Bash Shell
8 24 (8.57%) C#
9 19 (6.79%) Go
9 19 (6.79%) Perl
10 16 (5.71%) Ruby
11 12 (4.29%) JavaScript
11 12 (4.29%) Shell Script
12 10 (3.57%) T-SQL
13 7 (2.50%) Apple Swift
13 7 (2.50%) Objective-C
13 7 (2.50%) PHP
14 3 (1.07%) Ada
14 3 (1.07%) VB
15 2 (0.71%) XPath
Qualifications
1 105 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
2 87 (31.07%) CCNP
3 55 (19.64%) CCNA
4 30 (10.71%) Security Cleared
5 26 (9.29%) CCSE
6 22 (7.86%) CCSA
7 20 (7.14%) Degree
8 19 (6.79%) Check Point Certification
8 19 (6.79%) SC Cleared
9 13 (4.64%) CCIE
10 11 (3.93%) DV Cleared
10 11 (3.93%) GIAC
10 11 (3.93%) JNCIA
10 11 (3.93%) JNCIP
11 10 (3.57%) SANS
12 9 (3.21%) CCDP
12 9 (3.21%) GCIH
13 7 (2.50%) CISSP
13 7 (2.50%) GCIA
13 7 (2.50%) GREM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (6.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (5.71%) QA
3 9 (3.21%) GDPR
4 5 (1.79%) NIST
4 5 (1.79%) SLA
5 4 (1.43%) PCI DSS
6 3 (1.07%) ISO 22301
6 3 (1.07%) ISO 9001
6 3 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 3 (1.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 22 (7.86%) Docker
2 21 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (5.71%) Active Directory
4 12 (4.29%) ProxySG
5 8 (2.86%) iptables
5 8 (2.86%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (1.43%) Firmware
6 4 (1.43%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.43%) Snort
7 3 (1.07%) KVM
7 3 (1.07%) vSphere
8 2 (0.71%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.71%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 22 (7.86%) Kubernetes
2 21 (7.50%) Cisco Prime
3 19 (6.79%) Nmap
3 19 (6.79%) Puppet
4 17 (6.07%) Ansible
5 14 (5.00%) Docker Swarm
5 14 (5.00%) Nessus
6 9 (3.21%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (1.79%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (1.79%) QRadar
8 4 (1.43%) CSIRT
8 4 (1.43%) EnCase
8 4 (1.43%) Suricata
8 4 (1.43%) ZABBIX
9 3 (1.07%) FortiGate
9 3 (1.07%) Iperf
9 3 (1.07%) Opsview
9 3 (1.07%) Stealthwatch
10 2 (0.71%) Cisco LMS
10 2 (0.71%) Icinga
Vendors
1 136 (48.57%) Cisco
2 44 (15.71%) Palo Alto
3 38 (13.57%) Juniper
4 37 (13.21%) Microsoft
5 34 (12.14%) CheckPoint
5 34 (12.14%) SolarWinds
6 31 (11.07%) VMware
7 29 (10.36%) F5
8 21 (7.50%) HP
9 18 (6.43%) Splunk
10 14 (5.00%) Aruba
10 14 (5.00%) Oracle
11 13 (4.64%) Blue Coat
11 13 (4.64%) Meraki
11 13 (4.64%) Riverbed
12 11 (3.93%) LogRhythm
13 8 (2.86%) Ubiquiti
13 8 (2.86%) Zscaler
14 7 (2.50%) Extreme Networks
14 7 (2.50%) NVIDIA