Period
to 6 April 2020

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 6 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wireshark
UK
6 months to
6 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 655 777 827
Rank change year-on-year +122 +50 -48
Permanent jobs citing Wireshark 339 360 389
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.24% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.93% 1.59% 1.46%
Number of salaries quoted 268 266 265
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £62,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.76% -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 17,600 22,685 26,626
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.05% 15.20% 15.00%
Number of salaries quoted 13,817 17,489 21,268
Median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%

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 6 April 2020.

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 6 April 2020. 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 +119 313 £52,500 +5.00% 25
UK excluding London +37 191 £47,500 +11.76% 21
London +161 141 £63,750 +15.91% 7
South East +55 55 £50,000 - 3
East of England 0 37 £55,000 +49.05% 3
South West +48 35 £37,500 -11.76% 6
Midlands +48 24 £51,250 +70.83% 1
North of England +50 20 £50,000 - 5
Scotland +46 16 £38,750 +3.33%
Yorkshire +33 14 £50,000 -
West Midlands +56 13 £51,250 - 1
East Midlands +22 11 - -
Work from Home +18 9 £52,500 -22.22%
North West +33 6 £52,500 +66.67% 5
Wales -6 4 £38,250 -4.38% 3

For the 6 months to 6 April 2020, 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.

1 191 (56.34%) Firewall
2 148 (43.66%) TCP/IP
3 135 (39.82%) Linux
4 133 (39.23%) Cisco
5 118 (34.81%) Python
6 100 (29.50%) Windows
7 86 (25.37%) DNS
8 83 (24.48%) WAN
9 81 (23.89%) Cisco Certification
10 70 (20.65%) JavaScript
11 69 (20.35%) Java
12 68 (20.06%) LAN
13 67 (19.76%) VPN
14 66 (19.47%) Software Engineering
15 61 (17.99%) CCNP
16 60 (17.70%) CheckPoint
17 59 (17.40%) C#
18 58 (17.11%) BGP
19 57 (16.81%) tcpdump
20 55 (16.22%) Juniper
20 55 (16.22%) Cybersecurity
21 53 (15.63%) VMware
22 52 (15.34%) DHCP
22 52 (15.34%) Analytics
23 51 (15.04%) Apple iOS
23 51 (15.04%) Android
24 50 (14.75%) SIEM
24 50 (14.75%) Microsoft
25 49 (14.45%) Network Security
26 48 (14.16%) VoIP

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 6 (1.77%) Confluence
2 2 (0.59%) Apache
2 2 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (0.59%) nginx
3 1 (0.29%) JBoss
3 1 (0.29%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.29%) WildFly
Applications
1 9 (2.65%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.59%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 32 (9.44%) AWS
2 30 (8.85%) Azure
3 27 (7.96%) Office 365
4 11 (3.24%) GCP
4 11 (3.24%) SaaS
5 6 (1.77%) BlazeMeter
5 6 (1.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 4 (1.18%) GitHub
6 4 (1.18%) Serverless
7 3 (0.88%) AWS IoT
7 3 (0.88%) PaaS
7 3 (0.88%) Route 53
7 3 (0.88%) ZenHub
8 2 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.59%) Amazon ECS
8 2 (0.59%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.29%) Akamai
9 1 (0.29%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.29%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 191 (56.34%) Firewall
2 148 (43.66%) TCP/IP
3 86 (25.37%) DNS
4 83 (24.48%) WAN
5 68 (20.06%) LAN
6 67 (19.76%) VPN
7 58 (17.11%) BGP
8 57 (16.81%) tcpdump
9 52 (15.34%) DHCP
10 49 (14.45%) Network Security
11 48 (14.16%) VoIP
12 44 (12.98%) OSPF
13 42 (12.39%) Cisco ASA
14 34 (10.03%) Cisco Nexus
14 34 (10.03%) Wireless
15 33 (9.73%) IPsec
16 29 (8.55%) Unified Communications
17 24 (7.08%) Internet
18 23 (6.78%) MPLS
19 20 (5.90%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (4.13%) MySQL
2 8 (2.36%) NoSQL
3 5 (1.47%) Blockchain
4 3 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.59%) Big Data
6 1 (0.29%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.29%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.29%) Redis
6 1 (0.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 21 (6.19%) JIRA
2 17 (5.01%) IDA Disassembler
2 17 (5.01%) Metasploit
3 16 (4.72%) Bugzilla
3 16 (4.72%) Git (software)
4 14 (4.13%) Burp Suite
4 14 (4.13%) TestLink
5 13 (3.83%) Fiddler
6 11 (3.24%) Jenkins
7 7 (2.06%) Bitbucket
8 6 (1.77%) git-flow
9 5 (1.47%) Cucumber
9 5 (1.47%) JMeter
9 5 (1.47%) Postman
9 5 (1.47%) Selenium
9 5 (1.47%) TestRail
10 3 (0.88%) Charles Proxy
10 3 (0.88%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.59%) GitLab
11 2 (0.59%) Redmine
General
1 30 (8.85%) Finance
2 26 (7.67%) Telecoms
3 13 (3.83%) Banking
4 11 (3.24%) Law
5 10 (2.95%) Public Sector
6 6 (1.77%) Legal
6 6 (1.77%) Police
7 4 (1.18%) Billing
7 4 (1.18%) Games
8 3 (0.88%) Aerospace
8 3 (0.88%) Automotive
9 2 (0.59%) Electronics
9 2 (0.59%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.59%) Retail
10 1 (0.29%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.29%) Marketing
10 1 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 109 (32.15%) Network Engineer
2 46 (13.57%) Analyst
3 40 (11.80%) Consultant
4 33 (9.73%) Support Engineer
5 26 (7.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 25 (7.37%) Security Engineer
7 24 (7.08%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
7 24 (7.08%) Senior Network Engineer
7 24 (7.08%) Technical Consultant
8 23 (6.78%) Test Engineer
9 22 (6.49%) Cisco Engineer
9 22 (6.49%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 22 (6.49%) Technical Leader
10 21 (6.19%) Developer
11 18 (5.31%) IT Engineer
11 18 (5.31%) Security Analyst
11 18 (5.31%) Software Engineer
12 17 (5.01%) Software Support Engineer
13 16 (4.72%) Lead Software Engineer
13 16 (4.72%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (12.98%) WebSockets
2 8 (2.36%) Java EE
3 7 (2.06%) HTML
4 6 (1.77%) REST
4 6 (1.77%) STL
4 6 (1.77%) WebRTC
5 5 (1.47%) CSS
5 5 (1.47%) Web Services
6 4 (1.18%) .NET
6 4 (1.18%) HTML5
6 4 (1.18%) SOAP
7 3 (0.88%) JSON
7 3 (0.88%) Node.js
7 3 (0.88%) Regular Expression
7 3 (0.88%) XML
7 3 (0.88%) XMPP
8 2 (0.59%) ActiveMQ
8 2 (0.59%) Gherkin
8 2 (0.59%) RFC 2544
8 2 (0.59%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 40 (11.80%) Data Centre
2 28 (8.26%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (5.90%) Driving Licence
4 18 (5.31%) Management Information System
5 16 (4.72%) Self-Motivation
6 11 (3.24%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 11 (3.24%) Enterprise Storage
7 10 (2.95%) Linux Command Line
8 9 (2.65%) Cyber Defence
9 8 (2.36%) Cyberattack
9 8 (2.36%) Cyberthreat
9 8 (2.36%) Security Operations Centre
10 7 (2.06%) Cybercrime
10 7 (2.06%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 6 (1.77%) CESG
11 6 (1.77%) Mobile App
11 6 (1.77%) NHS
12 5 (1.47%) CCTV
13 4 (1.18%) Internet of Things
14 3 (0.88%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 135 (39.82%) Linux
2 100 (29.50%) Windows
3 51 (15.04%) Android
3 51 (15.04%) Apple iOS
4 20 (5.90%) Unix
5 11 (3.24%) CentOS
6 5 (1.47%) Kali Linux
6 5 (1.47%) Solaris
7 4 (1.18%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.88%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.88%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.59%) Debian
10 1 (0.29%) CatOS
10 1 (0.29%) openSUSE
10 1 (0.29%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.29%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.29%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (19.47%) Software Engineering
2 55 (16.22%) Cybersecurity
3 52 (15.34%) Analytics
4 50 (14.75%) SIEM
5 38 (11.21%) Problem-Solving
6 37 (10.91%) Information Security
7 33 (9.73%) Agile Software Development
8 29 (8.55%) Security Operations
9 28 (8.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 27 (7.96%) Change Management
11 26 (7.67%) Threat Intelligence
12 22 (6.49%) Continuous Improvement
13 21 (6.19%) Open Source
13 21 (6.19%) Scrum
14 19 (5.60%) Malware Analysis
14 19 (5.60%) Penetration Testing
15 18 (5.31%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
15 18 (5.31%) Network Design
15 18 (5.31%) Network Management
16 17 (5.01%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 118 (34.81%) Python
2 70 (20.65%) JavaScript
3 69 (20.35%) Java
4 59 (17.40%) C#
5 35 (10.32%) Bash Shell
6 29 (8.55%) PowerShell
7 25 (7.37%) C++
8 21 (6.19%) C
9 18 (5.31%) Perl
10 12 (3.54%) SQL
11 10 (2.95%) PHP
11 10 (2.95%) VBScript
12 9 (2.65%) Go
13 8 (2.36%) Apple Swift
13 8 (2.36%) Objective-C
14 6 (1.77%) VBA
15 5 (1.47%) Lua
15 5 (1.47%) Ruby
16 4 (1.18%) R
17 3 (0.88%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 81 (23.89%) Cisco Certification
2 61 (17.99%) CCNP
3 44 (12.98%) CCNA
4 34 (10.03%) Security Cleared
5 21 (6.19%) DV Cleared
6 18 (5.31%) Degree
6 18 (5.31%) JNCIP
7 16 (4.72%) CCIE
7 16 (4.72%) SC Cleared
8 15 (4.42%) JNCIA
9 14 (4.13%) CISSP
10 12 (3.54%) CCDP
10 12 (3.54%) CISM
10 12 (3.54%) GCIH
11 11 (3.24%) CCSA
12 10 (2.95%) CCSE
13 9 (2.65%) CCIE Routing and Switching
14 7 (2.06%) SANS
15 6 (1.77%) CESG Certified Professional
15 6 (1.77%) GCFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (9.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (3.83%) Cyber Essentials
3 12 (3.54%) QA
4 10 (2.95%) SLA
5 9 (2.65%) NIST
5 9 (2.65%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.88%) GDPR
6 3 (0.88%) MISRA
7 2 (0.59%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 2 (0.59%) FedRAMP
7 2 (0.59%) FISMA
7 2 (0.59%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 41 (12.09%) Active Directory
2 30 (8.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (5.60%) Hyper-V
4 14 (4.13%) Snort
5 13 (3.83%) Docker
5 13 (3.83%) Firmware
6 6 (1.77%) Kamailio
6 6 (1.77%) ProxySG
7 5 (1.47%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (1.18%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (0.88%) VirtualBox
9 3 (0.88%) vSphere
10 1 (0.29%) KVM
10 1 (0.29%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 18 (5.31%) Nmap
2 17 (5.01%) Ansible
3 16 (4.72%) FortiGate
4 10 (2.95%) Puppet
5 9 (2.65%) Nessus
6 7 (2.06%) Cisco Prime
6 7 (2.06%) Kubernetes
7 6 (1.77%) EMC NetWorker
8 5 (1.47%) EnCase
8 5 (1.47%) FTK
8 5 (1.47%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 5 (1.47%) Nagios
9 4 (1.18%) HP ALM
10 3 (0.88%) Cisco CUCM
10 3 (0.88%) Cisco UCCX
10 3 (0.88%) Computer Incident Response Team
10 3 (0.88%) Stealthwatch
11 2 (0.59%) Cacti
11 2 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
11 2 (0.59%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 133 (39.23%) Cisco
2 60 (17.70%) CheckPoint
3 55 (16.22%) Juniper
4 53 (15.63%) VMware
5 50 (14.75%) Microsoft
6 48 (14.16%) Palo Alto
7 33 (9.73%) HP
8 32 (9.44%) SolarWinds
9 25 (7.37%) F5
10 18 (5.31%) Meraki
11 13 (3.83%) Aruba
11 13 (3.83%) Riverbed
12 12 (3.54%) Splunk
13 11 (3.24%) NetApp
14 9 (2.65%) Avaya
14 9 (2.65%) Fortinet
14 9 (2.65%) Mitel
15 8 (2.36%) Blue Coat
15 8 (2.36%) Google
16 7 (2.06%) FireEye