Period
to 19 February 2018

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 19 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wireshark
UK
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 788 749 784
Rank change year-on-year -39 +35 +52
Permanent jobs citing Wireshark 414 445 573
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.26% 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.55% 1.54% 1.63%
Number of salaries quoted 297 354 556
UK median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% -8.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £35,000 £29,050 £26,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year - -6.25% +6.67%

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 26,641 28,854 35,047
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.18% 16.64% 16.62%
Number of salaries quoted 21,509 23,436 29,073
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £70,250
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 19 February 2018.

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 19 February 2018. 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 -33 390 £50,000 +5.26% 35
UK excluding London -8 297 £45,000 - 30
South East +36 159 £46,250 +2.78% 4
London -12 115 £58,750 +11.90% 8
South West +12 46 £42,500 - 2
North of England +23 34 £41,250 +30.95% 6
Midlands -27 31 £57,500 +35.29% 8
West Midlands -13 23 £55,000 +29.41% 2
North West +9 18 £42,500 +84.78% 4
East of England -26 18 £35,000 -22.22% 7
Yorkshire +34 16 £37,000 - 2
Wales +14 15 £40,000 -11.11% 1
East Midlands -7 8 £57,500 +15.00% 6
Scotland -51 5 £51,250 +11.41% 1
Northern Ireland - 2 £60,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 19 February 2018, 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.

1 262 (63.29%) Cisco
2 161 (38.89%) WAN
3 154 (37.20%) Cisco Certification
4 146 (35.27%) Linux
5 142 (34.30%) Firewall
6 134 (32.37%) CCNP
7 126 (30.43%) VPN
8 115 (27.78%) DNS
9 112 (27.05%) LAN
10 111 (26.81%) TCP/IP
10 111 (26.81%) BGP
11 97 (23.43%) MPLS
11 97 (23.43%) Cisco ASA
12 96 (23.19%) Network Monitoring
13 91 (21.98%) Telecoms
14 86 (20.77%) Python
15 85 (20.53%) DHCP
16 82 (19.81%) VMware
17 81 (19.57%) CheckPoint
18 80 (19.32%) tcpdump
19 77 (18.60%) Juniper
20 75 (18.12%) Wireless
21 74 (17.87%) OSPF
22 71 (17.15%) RTP
23 69 (16.67%) Windows
24 67 (16.18%) EIGRP
25 64 (15.46%) C++
25 64 (15.46%) VoIP
26 63 (15.22%) Microsoft
26 63 (15.22%) F5

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 36 (8.70%) IIS
2 28 (6.76%) Apache
3 10 (2.42%) Tomcat
4 9 (2.17%) JBoss
4 9 (2.17%) WebLogic
4 9 (2.17%) WebSphere
4 9 (2.17%) WebSphere Application Server
5 8 (1.93%) Skype for Business
6 7 (1.69%) CMS
7 6 (1.45%) MS Exchange
7 6 (1.45%) SAS
8 5 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (1.21%) nginx
9 4 (0.97%) Confluence
9 4 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 18 (4.35%) MS Visio
2 13 (3.14%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 34 (8.21%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (7.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (5.56%) Office 365
4 10 (2.42%) SaaS
5 7 (1.69%) IaaS
5 7 (1.69%) PaaS
6 6 (1.45%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (0.97%) Amazon S3
7 4 (0.97%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (0.97%) Bluemix
7 4 (0.97%) GitHub
7 4 (0.97%) IBM Cloud
8 3 (0.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.24%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.24%) BlazeMeter
9 1 (0.24%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 161 (38.89%) WAN
2 142 (34.30%) Firewall
3 126 (30.43%) VPN
4 115 (27.78%) DNS
5 112 (27.05%) LAN
6 111 (26.81%) BGP
6 111 (26.81%) TCP/IP
7 97 (23.43%) Cisco ASA
7 97 (23.43%) MPLS
8 85 (20.53%) DHCP
9 80 (19.32%) tcpdump
10 75 (18.12%) Wireless
11 74 (17.87%) OSPF
12 71 (17.15%) RTP
13 67 (16.18%) EIGRP
14 64 (15.46%) VoIP
15 60 (14.49%) Ethernet
16 56 (13.53%) Cisco Nexus
16 56 (13.53%) IPsec
17 55 (13.29%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (3.14%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.93%) MySQL
3 3 (0.72%) Hadoop
3 3 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (0.72%) Presto
4 2 (0.48%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.24%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.24%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.24%) Big Data
5 1 (0.24%) Ingres
5 1 (0.24%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 35 (8.45%) GDB
2 34 (8.21%) GCC
2 34 (8.21%) Subversion
2 34 (8.21%) Trac
3 25 (6.04%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 14 (3.38%) WinDbg
5 12 (2.90%) JIRA
6 11 (2.66%) Burp Suite
6 11 (2.66%) Git (software)
7 6 (1.45%) Metasploit
8 5 (1.21%) ClearCase
8 5 (1.21%) Fiddler
8 5 (1.21%) LabVIEW
9 4 (0.97%) Selenium
9 4 (0.97%) TeamCity
9 4 (0.97%) Vagrant
10 3 (0.72%) NeoLoad
10 3 (0.72%) OllyDbg
10 3 (0.72%) Redmine
10 3 (0.72%) SoapUI
General
1 91 (21.98%) Telecoms
2 46 (11.11%) Finance
3 16 (3.86%) Games
4 7 (1.69%) Back Office
5 6 (1.45%) Banking
5 6 (1.45%) Investment Banking
5 6 (1.45%) Legal
5 6 (1.45%) Military
5 6 (1.45%) Multimedia
6 5 (1.21%) Billing
6 5 (1.21%) Electronics
7 4 (0.97%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.72%) Italian Language
9 2 (0.48%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.48%) Law
9 2 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.48%) Publishing
9 2 (0.48%) Retail
10 1 (0.24%) Advertising
10 1 (0.24%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 184 (44.44%) Network Engineer
2 55 (13.29%) Senior Network Engineer
3 50 (12.08%) Analyst
4 38 (9.18%) Software Engineer
5 37 (8.94%) Telecoms Engineer
6 36 (8.70%) C++ Software Engineer
6 36 (8.70%) Support Engineer
7 31 (7.49%) Network Support
7 31 (7.49%) Network Support Engineer
8 27 (6.52%) Core Network Engineer
9 26 (6.28%) Telecoms Software Engineer
10 23 (5.56%) Cisco Engineer
10 23 (5.56%) Security Engineer
11 22 (5.31%) Security Analyst
12 21 (5.07%) Architect
12 21 (5.07%) Network Security Engineer
13 20 (4.83%) Cisco Network Engineer
14 16 (3.86%) Development Engineer
15 14 (3.38%) Linux Engineer
15 14 (3.38%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (9.42%) STL
2 34 (8.21%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 28 (6.76%) 802.1X
4 21 (5.07%) LDAP
5 16 (3.86%) HTML
6 15 (3.62%) .NET
7 12 (2.90%) .NET Framework
8 10 (2.42%) CSS
8 10 (2.42%) XML
9 9 (2.17%) Ajax
10 7 (1.69%) POSIX
10 7 (1.69%) REST
10 7 (1.69%) Web Services
10 7 (1.69%) XMPP
11 6 (1.45%) OAuth
11 6 (1.45%) OpenID
12 5 (1.21%) SAML
12 5 (1.21%) Servlets
13 4 (0.97%) D-Bus
14 3 (0.72%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 56 (13.53%) Data Centre
2 46 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (8.94%) Computer Science
4 36 (8.70%) Management Information System
5 23 (5.56%) Cyberthreat
6 19 (4.59%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 12 (2.90%) PKI
8 9 (2.17%) Fintech
8 9 (2.17%) Public Cloud
9 7 (1.69%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 7 (1.69%) DataPower
9 7 (1.69%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 6 (1.45%) Driving Licence
10 6 (1.45%) Linux Command Line
11 5 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (1.21%) Greenfield Project
12 4 (0.97%) BBC
12 4 (0.97%) Embedded Systems
12 4 (0.97%) IPTV
12 4 (0.97%) STB
Operating Systems
1 146 (35.27%) Linux
2 69 (16.67%) Windows
3 39 (9.42%) CentOS
4 21 (5.07%) Unix
5 20 (4.83%) Windows Server
6 14 (3.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (3.14%) Solaris
8 11 (2.66%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (2.17%) Windows 10
10 8 (1.93%) Kali Linux
10 8 (1.93%) Ubuntu
11 7 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (1.45%) Mac OS X
12 6 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (1.45%) Windows 7
13 5 (1.21%) VxWorks
14 4 (0.97%) Windows 8
15 3 (0.72%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.48%) Debian
16 2 (0.48%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (23.19%) Network Monitoring
2 57 (13.77%) ITIL
3 54 (13.04%) SIEM
4 48 (11.59%) Software Engineering
5 46 (11.11%) Incident Management
5 46 (11.11%) Information Security
6 45 (10.87%) Load Balancing
7 44 (10.63%) Root Cause Analysis
8 38 (9.18%) Open Source
9 36 (8.70%) Change Management
9 36 (8.70%) OO
10 34 (8.21%) Capacity Management
10 34 (8.21%) Cross-Platform Development
10 34 (8.21%) Multithreading
11 31 (7.49%) Service Management
12 26 (6.28%) Cybersecurity
13 25 (6.04%) Security Patching
14 24 (5.80%) Asset Management
15 23 (5.56%) DevOps
15 23 (5.56%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 86 (20.77%) Python
2 64 (15.46%) C++
3 62 (14.98%) Bash Shell
4 40 (9.66%) Perl
5 36 (8.70%) SQL
6 33 (7.97%) Java
7 27 (6.52%) Lua
8 25 (6.04%) PowerShell
9 20 (4.83%) C
10 16 (3.86%) C#
11 15 (3.62%) JavaScript
12 13 (3.14%) Ruby
13 11 (2.66%) VBScript
14 9 (2.17%) PHP
14 9 (2.17%) Shell Script
15 8 (1.93%) Tcl
16 5 (1.21%) MATLAB
17 1 (0.24%) Objective-C
17 1 (0.24%) VB.NET
17 1 (0.24%) VBA
Qualifications
1 154 (37.20%) Cisco Certification
2 134 (32.37%) CCNP
3 58 (14.01%) Security Cleared
4 55 (13.29%) SC Cleared
5 53 (12.80%) Degree
6 46 (11.11%) CCIE
7 40 (9.66%) DV Cleared
8 38 (9.18%) CCNA
9 30 (7.25%) CCDP
10 27 (6.52%) CISSP
11 24 (5.80%) CCSE
11 24 (5.80%) JNCIP
12 21 (5.07%) Computer Science Degree
13 14 (3.38%) ISSAP
14 12 (2.90%) IISP
14 12 (2.90%) MCP
15 10 (2.42%) CREST Certified
15 10 (2.42%) GIAC
16 9 (2.17%) Numerate Degree
17 8 (1.93%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (13.53%) SLA
2 3 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.48%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.48%) QA
4 1 (0.24%) GDPR
4 1 (0.24%) NIST 800
System Software
1 54 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 37 (8.94%) Active Directory
3 27 (6.52%) Kamailio
4 25 (6.04%) Hyper-V
5 20 (4.83%) Snort
6 16 (3.86%) VMware NSX
7 12 (2.90%) VMware ESXi
8 11 (2.66%) vSphere
9 9 (2.17%) Docker
10 6 (1.45%) Virtual Machines
10 6 (1.45%) XenApp
10 6 (1.45%) XenDesktop
10 6 (1.45%) XenServer
11 5 (1.21%) Microsoft App-V
11 5 (1.21%) Terminal Services
12 4 (0.97%) Firmware
12 4 (0.97%) VMware Workstation
13 3 (0.72%) FreeRADIUS
14 2 (0.48%) VMware Server
15 1 (0.24%) Gluster
Systems Management
1 50 (12.08%) Nagios
2 24 (5.80%) Ansible
2 24 (5.80%) Cacti
2 24 (5.80%) Cisco LMS
2 24 (5.80%) Opsview
3 19 (4.59%) Puppet
3 19 (4.59%) SCOM
4 18 (4.35%) QRadar
4 18 (4.35%) SCCM
5 14 (3.38%) Cisco Prime
5 14 (3.38%) Opscode Chef
6 13 (3.14%) Nessus
7 11 (2.66%) Nmap
8 10 (2.42%) Cisco CUCM
9 9 (2.17%) OPNET
10 7 (1.69%) SolarWinds Orion
10 7 (1.69%) vCenter Server
11 6 (1.45%) OpenView
12 5 (1.21%) FortiGate
12 5 (1.21%) Suricata
Vendors
1 262 (63.29%) Cisco
2 82 (19.81%) VMware
3 81 (19.57%) CheckPoint
4 77 (18.60%) Juniper
5 63 (15.22%) F5
5 63 (15.22%) Microsoft
6 57 (13.77%) SolarWinds
7 47 (11.35%) Palo Alto
8 38 (9.18%) HP
8 38 (9.18%) Splunk
9 32 (7.73%) Riverbed
10 31 (7.49%) Meraki
11 30 (7.25%) Fortinet
12 29 (7.00%) Citrix
13 21 (5.07%) Aruba
14 19 (4.59%) IBM
15 17 (4.11%) Forcepoint
16 15 (3.62%) Sophos
17 14 (3.38%) NetScout
18 12 (2.90%) Brocade