Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wireshark
UK
6 months to
26 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 562 809 762
Rank change year-on-year +247 -47 +42
Permanent jobs citing Wireshark 127 271 431
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.19% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.69% 1.23% 1.73%
Number of salaries quoted 103 180 314
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11% -5.26%
10th Percentile £34,250 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £97,000 £67,500 £67,850
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year -11.11% +2.27% -2.22%

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 7,508 22,068 24,969
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.58% 15.72% 14.91%
Number of salaries quoted 5,945 16,716 19,844
Median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £30,500 £25,594 £25,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +8.24% - +6.25%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 +256 107 £55,000 +10.00% 18
UK excluding London +227 65 £40,000 -11.11% 14
London +252 59 £77,500 +47.62% 6
South East +184 17 £40,000 -11.11% 4
North of England +183 16 £55,000 - 5
North West +140 15 £55,000 +103.70% 4
Wales +55 13 - - 1
Midlands +129 9 £48,500 +2.11% 1
West Midlands +105 7 £48,500 +2.11% 1
Work from Home +61 7 £42,500 -26.09% 2
South West +128 5 £26,500 -44.21% 1
Scotland +103 4 £40,000 -8.57% 1
East Midlands +82 2 - -
Yorkshire +137 1 £37,500 -31.82% 1
East of England +111 1 £42,500 +6.25% 1

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 81 (63.78%) Firewall
2 80 (62.99%) Linux
3 68 (53.54%) Cisco
4 60 (47.24%) Azure
5 58 (45.67%) AWS
6 54 (42.52%) DNS
7 51 (40.16%) WAN
8 50 (39.37%) VPN
8 50 (39.37%) Active Directory
9 49 (38.58%) TCP/IP
9 49 (38.58%) Microsoft
10 47 (37.01%) Cisco Certification
10 47 (37.01%) OSPF
11 45 (35.43%) Wireless
12 44 (34.65%) LAN
13 43 (33.86%) Windows
13 43 (33.86%) Python
13 43 (33.86%) BGP
14 42 (33.07%) Network Security
14 42 (33.07%) Office 365
15 39 (30.71%) Finance
16 38 (29.92%) DHCP
17 37 (29.13%) Palo Alto
18 36 (28.35%) Ansible
19 35 (27.56%) IPsec
20 34 (26.77%) Information Security
20 34 (26.77%) Riverbed
21 32 (25.20%) VoIP
22 31 (24.41%) Penetration Testing
22 31 (24.41%) Security Monitoring

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 24 (18.90%) Skype for Business
2 9 (7.09%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (3.94%) MS Exchange
4 4 (3.15%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.79%) Apache
5 1 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.79%) Confluence
5 1 (0.79%) IIS
5 1 (0.79%) nginx
Applications
1 22 (17.32%) Microsoft Office
1 22 (17.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (10.24%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 60 (47.24%) Azure
2 58 (45.67%) AWS
3 42 (33.07%) Office 365
4 23 (18.11%) GCP
5 22 (17.32%) Azure Active Directory
5 22 (17.32%) Route 53
5 22 (17.32%) Slack
6 13 (10.24%) Logic Apps
7 2 (1.57%) Cloud9 IDE
7 2 (1.57%) SaaS
8 1 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 81 (63.78%) Firewall
2 54 (42.52%) DNS
3 51 (40.16%) WAN
4 50 (39.37%) VPN
5 49 (38.58%) TCP/IP
6 47 (37.01%) OSPF
7 45 (35.43%) Wireless
8 44 (34.65%) LAN
9 43 (33.86%) BGP
10 42 (33.07%) Network Security
11 38 (29.92%) DHCP
12 35 (27.56%) IPsec
13 32 (25.20%) VoIP
14 30 (23.62%) SNMP
14 30 (23.62%) Wi-Fi
15 28 (22.05%) MPLS
16 24 (18.90%) Skype
17 22 (17.32%) MRTG
17 22 (17.32%) RIP
17 22 (17.32%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.72%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.57%) MySQL
2 2 (1.57%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.79%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (0.79%) InfluxDB
3 1 (0.79%) KDB
3 1 (0.79%) Kdb+
3 1 (0.79%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.79%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.79%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.79%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (11.02%) Metasploit
2 13 (10.24%) Sonatype Nexus
3 11 (8.66%) Git (software)
4 4 (3.15%) Bugzilla
4 4 (3.15%) TestLink
5 3 (2.36%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.57%) Subversion
6 2 (1.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.79%) Appium
7 1 (0.79%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.79%) Burp Suite
7 1 (0.79%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.79%) JIRA
7 1 (0.79%) Redmine
7 1 (0.79%) Selenium
General
1 39 (30.71%) Finance
2 16 (12.60%) Manufacturing
3 14 (11.02%) Telecoms
4 8 (6.30%) Banking
5 6 (4.72%) Investment Banking
6 3 (2.36%) Legal
6 3 (2.36%) Public Sector
7 2 (1.57%) Aerospace
7 2 (1.57%) Automotive
8 1 (0.79%) Billing
8 1 (0.79%) Military
Job Titles
1 44 (34.65%) Network Engineer
2 29 (22.83%) Analyst
3 22 (17.32%) Security Analyst
4 18 (14.17%) Senior Network Engineer
5 10 (7.87%) Security Engineer
6 9 (7.09%) Network Manager
7 8 (6.30%) Support Engineer
7 8 (6.30%) Test Engineer
8 6 (4.72%) Information Analyst
8 6 (4.72%) Information Risk Analyst
8 6 (4.72%) Information Security Analyst
8 6 (4.72%) IT Manager
8 6 (4.72%) Network Security Engineer
8 6 (4.72%) Risk Analyst
8 6 (4.72%) Security Risk Analyst
8 6 (4.72%) Senior Network Security Engineer
8 6 (4.72%) Senior Security Engineer
9 5 (3.94%) IT Engineer
9 5 (3.94%) Network Engineering Manager
9 5 (3.94%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (11.02%) Web Services
1 14 (11.02%) YAML
2 8 (6.30%) JSON
3 5 (3.94%) Regular Expression
4 4 (3.15%) SOAP
5 1 (0.79%) .NET
5 1 (0.79%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.79%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (0.79%) LAPP Stack
5 1 (0.79%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (0.79%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 21 (16.54%) Security Operations Centre
2 18 (14.17%) Cyberthreat
2 18 (14.17%) Data Centre
2 18 (14.17%) Management Information System
3 9 (7.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 8 (6.30%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 7 (5.51%) PKI
6 6 (4.72%) Robotics
7 3 (2.36%) Fat Client
7 3 (2.36%) Private Cloud
7 3 (2.36%) RSA SecurID
7 3 (2.36%) Thin Client
8 2 (1.57%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.57%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.79%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.79%) Eurex
9 1 (0.79%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.79%) iSeries
9 1 (0.79%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.79%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 80 (62.99%) Linux
2 43 (33.86%) Windows
3 23 (18.11%) Mac OS X
4 16 (12.60%) Kali Linux
5 15 (11.81%) Unix
5 15 (11.81%) Windows Server
6 11 (8.66%) Solaris
7 6 (4.72%) Windows XP
8 4 (3.15%) Windows 10
8 4 (3.15%) Windows 7
9 3 (2.36%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (2.36%) Windows Server 2016
9 3 (2.36%) Windows Server 2019
10 1 (0.79%) Android
10 1 (0.79%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.79%) CentOS
10 1 (0.79%) Debian
10 1 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.79%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (26.77%) Information Security
2 31 (24.41%) Penetration Testing
2 31 (24.41%) Security Monitoring
3 28 (22.05%) Cybersecurity
4 26 (20.47%) SIEM
5 24 (18.90%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
5 24 (18.90%) DevOps
5 24 (18.90%) Threat Intelligence
6 22 (17.32%) B2B
6 22 (17.32%) Identity Management
6 22 (17.32%) Network Monitoring
6 22 (17.32%) Performance Analysis
7 21 (16.54%) Security Operations
8 19 (14.96%) ITIL
9 18 (14.17%) Cyber Intelligence
9 18 (14.17%) Security Testing
10 16 (12.60%) Malware Reverse Engineering
10 16 (12.60%) Reverse Engineering
10 16 (12.60%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 14 (11.02%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (33.86%) Python
2 18 (14.17%) Bash Shell
3 17 (13.39%) SQL
4 11 (8.66%) PowerShell
5 5 (3.94%) C
6 3 (2.36%) PHP
6 3 (2.36%) VBScript
7 1 (0.79%) Bourne shell
7 1 (0.79%) C#
7 1 (0.79%) C++
7 1 (0.79%) C-shell
7 1 (0.79%) Embedded C
7 1 (0.79%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.79%) Korn
7 1 (0.79%) Perl
7 1 (0.79%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 47 (37.01%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (20.47%) CCNA
3 22 (17.32%) GCIA
3 22 (17.32%) GCIH
4 21 (16.54%) CCNP
4 21 (16.54%) CREST Certified
5 16 (12.60%) SANS
6 11 (8.66%) Security Cleared
7 9 (7.09%) GCFA
8 8 (6.30%) CISSP
9 7 (5.51%) CISM
9 7 (5.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 6 (4.72%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 6 (4.72%) CCSP
11 5 (3.94%) CCIE
11 5 (3.94%) SC Cleared
12 4 (3.15%) Degree
13 3 (2.36%) CCDA
13 3 (2.36%) CCDP
13 3 (2.36%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (10.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 6 (4.72%) COBIT
2 6 (4.72%) NIST
3 5 (3.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (3.94%) QA
4 4 (3.15%) PCI DSS
5 2 (1.57%) SLA
6 1 (0.79%) MISRA
System Software
1 50 (39.37%) Active Directory
2 13 (10.24%) Snort
3 11 (8.66%) Hyper-V
4 10 (7.87%) Docker
5 6 (4.72%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (3.15%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (2.36%) VirtualBox
7 3 (2.36%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (2.36%) vSphere
8 2 (1.57%) Firmware
9 1 (0.79%) BIND 9
9 1 (0.79%) LXC
9 1 (0.79%) zsh
Systems Management
1 36 (28.35%) Ansible
2 27 (21.26%) Nagios
3 22 (17.32%) Opscode Chef
3 22 (17.32%) Puppet
4 9 (7.09%) CSIRT
5 8 (6.30%) HP ALM
6 6 (4.72%) Nessus
7 4 (3.15%) Cisco CUCM
7 4 (3.15%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (2.36%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 2 (1.57%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 2 (1.57%) Kubernetes
9 2 (1.57%) Nmap
9 2 (1.57%) SCVMM
10 1 (0.79%) Cisco Prime
10 1 (0.79%) Icinga
10 1 (0.79%) Prometheus
10 1 (0.79%) SCOM
10 1 (0.79%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 68 (53.54%) Cisco
2 49 (38.58%) Microsoft
3 37 (29.13%) Palo Alto
4 34 (26.77%) Riverbed
5 26 (20.47%) Avaya
6 22 (17.32%) CheckPoint
7 19 (14.96%) VMware
8 17 (13.39%) HP
9 16 (12.60%) Fortinet
10 14 (11.02%) F5
11 10 (7.87%) SolarWinds
12 9 (7.09%) Arista
13 8 (6.30%) Splunk
14 7 (5.51%) Juniper
15 6 (4.72%) Meraki
16 4 (3.15%) Ericsson
16 4 (3.15%) Google
16 4 (3.15%) Nokia
17 3 (2.36%) Aruba
17 3 (2.36%) Wonderware