Period
to 27 January 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 27 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wireshark
UK
6 months to
27 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 647 712 724
Rank change year-on-year +65 +12 +62
Permanent jobs citing Wireshark 129 305 412
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.24% 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.41% 1.63% 1.83%
Number of salaries quoted 84 226 311
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -10.00%
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £31,500
90th Percentile £99,250 £74,375 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -10.00% +17.65% -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 9,146 18,749 22,556
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.01% 15.02% 15.06%
Number of salaries quoted 7,262 14,980 17,882
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.66%

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 27 January 2021.

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 27 January 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 +109 126 £52,500 +0.96% 15
UK excluding London +107 91 £45,000 -10.00% 19
London +113 37 £62,500 +20.19% 2
North of England +115 36 £42,500 -15.00% 6
Yorkshire +71 27 £42,500 -15.00% 3
South East +130 26 £56,000 +1.82% 2
South West +64 21 £52,500 +16.67% 1
North West +72 9 £55,000 +175.00% 3
East of England +57 5 £67,500 +14.89% 1
Work from Home -67 4 £47,500 +20.25% 3
Midlands +55 3 £48,500 -11.82% 2
East Midlands +39 2 - -
West Midlands +44 1 £48,500 -11.82% 2
Scotland +26 1 £40,000 - 3
Northern Ireland - 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 66 (51.16%) Python
2 59 (45.74%) Linux
3 52 (40.31%) Firewall
4 51 (39.53%) Cisco
5 49 (37.98%) Wireless
6 47 (36.43%) Wi-Fi
7 45 (34.88%) TCP/IP
7 45 (34.88%) Cisco Certification
8 44 (34.11%) AWS
9 40 (31.01%) Azure
10 38 (29.46%) WAN
11 37 (28.68%) LAN
11 37 (28.68%) Telecoms
12 36 (27.91%) BGP
13 35 (27.13%) VPN
14 34 (26.36%) Active Directory
15 33 (25.58%) MPLS
15 33 (25.58%) Network Security
16 32 (24.81%) OSPF
17 31 (24.03%) Windows
18 30 (23.26%) DNS
18 30 (23.26%) VoIP
18 30 (23.26%) Test Automation
19 29 (22.48%) Microsoft
20 28 (21.71%) C
20 28 (21.71%) Riverbed
20 28 (21.71%) Ansible
21 27 (20.93%) GCP
21 27 (20.93%) DHCP
21 27 (20.93%) Ethernet

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 (16.28%) Skype for Business
2 11 (8.53%) Confluence
3 2 (1.55%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.55%) IIS
4 1 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 20 (15.50%) Microsoft Office
1 20 (15.50%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 44 (34.11%) AWS
2 40 (31.01%) Azure
3 27 (20.93%) GCP
4 26 (20.16%) Office 365
5 20 (15.50%) Azure Active Directory
5 20 (15.50%) Route 53
5 20 (15.50%) Slack
6 12 (9.30%) PaaS
6 12 (9.30%) SaaS
7 5 (3.88%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (1.55%) Cloud9 IDE
9 1 (0.78%) AWS CloudTrail
9 1 (0.78%) IaaS
9 1 (0.78%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 52 (40.31%) Firewall
2 49 (37.98%) Wireless
3 47 (36.43%) Wi-Fi
4 45 (34.88%) TCP/IP
5 38 (29.46%) WAN
6 37 (28.68%) LAN
7 36 (27.91%) BGP
8 35 (27.13%) VPN
9 33 (25.58%) MPLS
9 33 (25.58%) Network Security
10 32 (24.81%) OSPF
11 30 (23.26%) DNS
11 30 (23.26%) VoIP
12 27 (20.93%) DHCP
12 27 (20.93%) Ethernet
13 26 (20.16%) 802.11
14 25 (19.38%) SNMP
14 25 (19.38%) TACACS
15 24 (18.60%) Broadband
16 21 (16.28%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.33%) MySQL
2 1 (0.78%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (11.63%) JIRA
2 12 (9.30%) IDA Disassembler
3 8 (6.20%) Sonatype Nexus
4 6 (4.65%) Selenium
5 3 (2.33%) eggPlant
5 3 (2.33%) Git (software)
5 3 (2.33%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.78%) Appium
6 1 (0.78%) Bugzilla
6 1 (0.78%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.78%) Subversion
6 1 (0.78%) TestLink
General
1 37 (28.68%) Telecoms
2 16 (12.40%) Finance
3 5 (3.88%) Banking
3 5 (3.88%) Investment Banking
4 4 (3.10%) Aerospace
4 4 (3.10%) Marketing
4 4 (3.10%) Military
5 3 (2.33%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 52 (40.31%) Network Engineer
2 22 (17.05%) Senior Network Engineer
3 18 (13.95%) Wireless Engineer
4 12 (9.30%) Broadband Engineer
4 12 (9.30%) Customer Engineer
4 12 (9.30%) Support Engineer
4 12 (9.30%) Wireless Network Engineer
5 10 (7.75%) Analyst
5 10 (7.75%) Test Engineer
6 7 (5.43%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 6 (4.65%) 3rd Line Support
7 6 (4.65%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 6 (4.65%) Automation Engineer
7 6 (4.65%) Security Analyst
7 6 (4.65%) Systems Engineer
7 6 (4.65%) Validation Engineer
8 5 (3.88%) Developer
8 5 (3.88%) Developer in Test
8 5 (3.88%) Security Risk Analyst
8 5 (3.88%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (20.16%) 802.1X
2 18 (13.95%) XMPP
3 7 (5.43%) YAML
4 6 (4.65%) SOAP
5 5 (3.88%) pytest
5 5 (3.88%) WebRTC
6 2 (1.55%) .NET
6 2 (1.55%) JSON
6 2 (1.55%) Regular Expression
7 1 (0.78%) LDAP
7 1 (0.78%) OAuth
7 1 (0.78%) OAuth2
7 1 (0.78%) OpenID
7 1 (0.78%) SAML
7 1 (0.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.40%) Management Information System
2 11 (8.53%) Cyber Kill Chain
2 11 (8.53%) Embedded Systems
2 11 (8.53%) Wiki
3 7 (5.43%) Data Centre
4 6 (4.65%) Security Operations Centre
4 6 (4.65%) Video Conferencing
5 5 (3.88%) Cyberthreat
5 5 (3.88%) Over-the-Top Content
5 5 (3.88%) Robotics
6 3 (2.33%) PKI
7 2 (1.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.78%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.78%) Cyber Defence
8 1 (0.78%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.78%) Handset
8 1 (0.78%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 59 (45.74%) Linux
2 31 (24.03%) Windows
3 21 (16.28%) Mac OS X
4 17 (13.18%) Unix
5 12 (9.30%) Android
5 12 (9.30%) Apple iOS
6 9 (6.98%) Solaris
7 8 (6.20%) Windows Server
8 7 (5.43%) Windows XP
9 5 (3.88%) Ubuntu
10 4 (3.10%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (3.10%) Windows Server 2016
10 4 (3.10%) Windows Server 2019
11 2 (1.55%) Windows 7
11 2 (1.55%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.78%) VMS
12 1 (0.78%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (23.26%) Test Automation
2 25 (19.38%) Security Monitoring
3 24 (18.60%) Continuous Integration
4 23 (17.83%) Computer Science
5 22 (17.05%) Validation
6 21 (16.28%) Software Engineering
7 20 (15.50%) B2B
7 20 (15.50%) Identity Management
7 20 (15.50%) Network Monitoring
7 20 (15.50%) Performance Analysis
8 19 (14.73%) DevOps
9 18 (13.95%) Integration Testing
9 18 (13.95%) Performance Measurement
10 16 (12.40%) Capacity Planning
10 16 (12.40%) Cyber Intelligence
10 16 (12.40%) ITIL
11 15 (11.63%) Agile Software Development
11 15 (11.63%) Problem-Solving
12 14 (10.85%) Cybersecurity
13 13 (10.08%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 66 (51.16%) Python
2 28 (21.71%) C
3 26 (20.16%) C++
4 10 (7.75%) C#
5 5 (3.88%) PowerShell
5 5 (3.88%) SQL
6 4 (3.10%) Bash Shell
6 4 (3.10%) PHP
7 1 (0.78%) Go
7 1 (0.78%) Java
7 1 (0.78%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.78%) Perl
7 1 (0.78%) Ruby
7 1 (0.78%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.78%) VBA
Qualifications
1 45 (34.88%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (19.38%) CCNA
3 23 (17.83%) CCNP
4 13 (10.08%) Degree
5 10 (7.75%) CREST Certified
5 10 (7.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 10 (7.75%) Security Cleared
6 5 (3.88%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 5 (3.88%) CCIE
6 5 (3.88%) CCSP
6 5 (3.88%) CISM
6 5 (3.88%) CISSP
6 5 (3.88%) GCFA
6 5 (3.88%) GCIA
6 5 (3.88%) GCIH
6 5 (3.88%) JNCIA
6 5 (3.88%) JNCIP
6 5 (3.88%) SC Cleared
7 4 (3.10%) ISTQB
8 3 (2.33%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (10.08%) QA
2 10 (7.75%) SLA
3 6 (4.65%) NIST
4 5 (3.88%) COBIT
System Software
1 34 (26.36%) Active Directory
2 20 (15.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (8.53%) VirtualBox
4 9 (6.98%) Docker
5 8 (6.20%) Hyper-V
6 5 (3.88%) KVM
7 1 (0.78%) Firmware
7 1 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 28 (21.71%) Ansible
2 26 (20.16%) Nagios
3 20 (15.50%) Opscode Chef
3 20 (15.50%) Puppet
4 18 (13.95%) Graylog
4 18 (13.95%) Kibana
5 8 (6.20%) Nmap
6 5 (3.88%) Cacti
6 5 (3.88%) CSIRT
6 5 (3.88%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 5 (3.88%) HP ALM
7 4 (3.10%) Cisco CUCM
7 4 (3.10%) FortiGate
7 4 (3.10%) SolarWinds Orion
8 3 (2.33%) Kubernetes
9 2 (1.55%) SCOM
10 1 (0.78%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.78%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 51 (39.53%) Cisco
2 29 (22.48%) Microsoft
3 28 (21.71%) Riverbed
4 25 (19.38%) Palo Alto
4 25 (19.38%) VMware
5 20 (15.50%) Avaya
6 11 (8.53%) Fortinet
7 8 (6.20%) SolarWinds
8 7 (5.43%) CheckPoint
9 6 (4.65%) Google
9 6 (4.65%) HP
9 6 (4.65%) Meraki
10 5 (3.88%) D-Link
10 5 (3.88%) Draytek
10 5 (3.88%) F5
10 5 (3.88%) Juniper
11 4 (3.10%) Ericsson
12 2 (1.55%) Arista
12 2 (1.55%) NETGEAR
12 2 (1.55%) Splunk