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

Wireshark
UK
6 months to
27 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 812 559 836
Rank change year-on-year -253 +277 -55
Permanent jobs citing Wireshark 217 125 271
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.26% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.38% 1.68% 1.23%
Number of salaries quoted 146 96 188
10th Percentile £38,625 £33,250 £31,250
25th Percentile £45,688 £46,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00% +11.11%
75th Percentile £65,000 £90,000 £59,063
90th Percentile £75,000 £97,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +20.00% -11.11% +5.88%

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 15,775 7,430 22,049
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.92% 15.59% 15.70%
Number of salaries quoted 10,915 6,051 16,956
10th Percentile £27,500 £30,684 £25,594
25th Percentile £36,250 £38,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £52,500 £45,500
Median % change year-on-year -4.76% +15.38% -4.21%
75th Percentile £68,750 £68,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £82,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 September 2021.

Salary histogram for Wireshark in the UK

Wireshark
Top 13 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 September 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 -220 200 £50,000 -11.11% 22
UK excluding London -154 158 £48,000 +20.00% 22
North of England -85 60 £55,000 - 7
London -252 56 £60,000 -22.58% 4
Work from Home -244 49 £48,000 +12.94% 7
South East -148 44 £47,500 +18.75% 8
Yorkshire -66 37 £65,000 +73.33% 4
South West -72 33 £48,000 +81.13% 1
North West -84 23 £55,000 - 3
Scotland -97 7 £48,000 +20.00% 1
West Midlands -103 7 £50,000 +3.09% 1
Midlands -128 7 £50,000 +3.09% 2
Northern Ireland - 7 - - 1

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 97 (44.70%) Firewall
2 77 (35.48%) Python
3 73 (33.64%) TCP/IP
4 67 (30.88%) Computer Science
5 63 (29.03%) C
6 61 (28.11%) C++
7 58 (26.73%) Linux
8 50 (23.04%) Telecoms
9 49 (22.58%) Security Cleared
10 48 (22.12%) Degree
10 48 (22.12%) Cisco
10 48 (22.12%) Social Skills
11 45 (20.74%) Wireless
12 44 (20.28%) Test Automation
13 42 (19.35%) Network Security
14 41 (18.89%) Azure
15 39 (17.97%) Continuous Integration
16 38 (17.51%) AWS
17 37 (17.05%) Integration Testing
17 37 (17.05%) High Availability
17 37 (17.05%) Wi-Fi
18 36 (16.59%) HTTP
18 36 (16.59%) HTTPS
19 35 (16.13%) Broadband
20 34 (15.67%) Agile Software Development
20 34 (15.67%) Data Analysis
20 34 (15.67%) Software Testing
20 34 (15.67%) DV Cleared
21 33 (15.21%) TippingPoint
21 33 (15.21%) Kalman Filter

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 7 (3.23%) Confluence
2 1 (0.46%) OpenStack
2 1 (0.46%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (1.84%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (1.84%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 41 (18.89%) Azure
2 38 (17.51%) AWS
3 18 (8.29%) GCP
4 13 (5.99%) Microsoft 365
5 9 (4.15%) SaaS
6 7 (3.23%) PaaS
7 6 (2.76%) OpenShift
8 5 (2.30%) Azure Sentinel
8 5 (2.30%) OpenDNS
9 2 (0.92%) BlazeMeter
9 2 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.46%) Amazon ECS
10 1 (0.46%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.46%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.46%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.46%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.46%) AWS Step Functions
10 1 (0.46%) Serverless
10 1 (0.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 97 (44.70%) Firewall
2 73 (33.64%) TCP/IP
3 45 (20.74%) Wireless
4 42 (19.35%) Network Security
5 37 (17.05%) Wi-Fi
6 36 (16.59%) HTTP
6 36 (16.59%) HTTPS
7 35 (16.13%) Broadband
8 32 (14.75%) Ethernet
8 32 (14.75%) SMS
9 31 (14.29%) 802.11
9 31 (14.29%) MQTT
9 31 (14.29%) STUN
10 23 (10.60%) Intrusion Detection
10 23 (10.60%) VPN
11 17 (7.83%) DNS
12 15 (6.91%) Internet
13 14 (6.45%) tcpdump
14 13 (5.99%) DHCP
15 12 (5.53%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (7.37%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.15%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.92%) DB2
3 2 (0.92%) NoSQL
3 2 (0.92%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (0.46%) MySQL
4 1 (0.46%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.46%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 23 (10.60%) JIRA
2 16 (7.37%) Fiddler
3 7 (3.23%) IDA Disassembler
3 7 (3.23%) Jenkins
3 7 (3.23%) Selenium
3 7 (3.23%) Xcode
4 6 (2.76%) Android Studio
4 6 (2.76%) Metasploit
4 6 (2.76%) WinDbg
5 5 (2.30%) Cucumber
5 5 (2.30%) Sonatype Nexus
5 5 (2.30%) TestRail
6 4 (1.84%) Charles Proxy
6 4 (1.84%) HP UFT
7 3 (1.38%) Git (software)
7 3 (1.38%) Postman
7 3 (1.38%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.92%) AutoIt
8 2 (0.92%) Cypress.io
8 2 (0.92%) Sikuli
General
1 50 (23.04%) Telecoms
2 48 (22.12%) Social Skills
3 21 (9.68%) Finance
4 17 (7.83%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (4.15%) Banking
6 8 (3.69%) Electronics
7 6 (2.76%) Legal
8 5 (2.30%) Investment Banking
8 5 (2.30%) Manufacturing
8 5 (2.30%) Marketing
8 5 (2.30%) Public Sector
8 5 (2.30%) Retail
9 4 (1.84%) Documentation Skills
10 3 (1.38%) Organisational Skills
11 2 (0.92%) French Language
11 2 (0.92%) German Language
12 1 (0.46%) Games
12 1 (0.46%) Law
Job Titles
1 44 (20.28%) Security Engineer
2 33 (15.21%) Network Engineer
3 32 (14.75%) Automation Engineer
4 31 (14.29%) SOC Engineer
5 27 (12.44%) Systems Engineer
5 27 (12.44%) Wireless Engineer
6 26 (11.98%) Validation Engineer
7 22 (10.14%) Analyst
8 16 (7.37%) Incident Analyst
9 14 (6.45%) Support Engineer
10 12 (5.53%) Applications Support
10 12 (5.53%) Senior Network Engineer
11 11 (5.07%) Applications Engineer
11 11 (5.07%) Applications Support Engineer
11 11 (5.07%) Consultant
11 11 (5.07%) Network Security Engineer
12 10 (4.61%) Security Analyst
12 10 (4.61%) Software Engineer
12 10 (4.61%) Telephony Engineer
13 9 (4.15%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (15.21%) 802.1X
2 31 (14.29%) XMPP
3 13 (5.99%) Web Services
4 10 (4.61%) HTML
5 8 (3.69%) Node.js
6 6 (2.76%) .NET
6 6 (2.76%) ASP.NET
6 6 (2.76%) iOS SDK
6 6 (2.76%) JSON
6 6 (2.76%) XML
7 4 (1.84%) Chai
7 4 (1.84%) CSS
7 4 (1.84%) CSS3
7 4 (1.84%) Elastic Stack
7 4 (1.84%) FIX Protocol
7 4 (1.84%) HTML5
7 4 (1.84%) jQuery
7 4 (1.84%) REST
7 4 (1.84%) RESTful
7 4 (1.84%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 21 (9.68%) Self-Motivation
2 18 (8.29%) Management Information System
3 16 (7.37%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 14 (6.45%) Linux Command Line
5 10 (4.61%) Driving Licence
6 8 (3.69%) Client/Server
7 7 (3.23%) Embedded Systems
7 7 (3.23%) Public Cloud
7 7 (3.23%) Video\Live Streaming
7 7 (3.23%) Wiki
8 6 (2.76%) Data Centre
9 5 (2.30%) Private Cloud
9 5 (2.30%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (1.84%) Cloud Native
10 4 (1.84%) PlayStation
10 4 (1.84%) Social Media
10 4 (1.84%) User Experience
11 3 (1.38%) Cyberattack
11 3 (1.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 3 (1.38%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 58 (26.73%) Linux
2 28 (12.90%) Windows
3 17 (7.83%) Unix
4 16 (7.37%) Android
4 16 (7.37%) Apple iOS
5 7 (3.23%) Embedded Linux
6 5 (2.30%) Check Point GAiA
6 5 (2.30%) Kali Linux
6 5 (2.30%) Windows Server
7 4 (1.84%) Tizen
7 4 (1.84%) webOS
8 2 (0.92%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.46%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (30.88%) Computer Science
2 44 (20.28%) Test Automation
3 39 (17.97%) Continuous Integration
4 37 (17.05%) High Availability
4 37 (17.05%) Integration Testing
5 34 (15.67%) Agile Software Development
5 34 (15.67%) Data Analysis
5 34 (15.67%) Software Testing
6 33 (15.21%) Kalman Filter
6 33 (15.21%) Problem-Solving
7 32 (14.75%) Threat Detection
8 31 (14.29%) Performance Measurement
8 31 (14.29%) Validation
9 25 (11.52%) Information Security
10 23 (10.60%) Open Source
11 21 (9.68%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
11 21 (9.68%) Threat Intelligence
12 20 (9.22%) Change Management
12 20 (9.22%) Software Engineering
13 19 (8.76%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 77 (35.48%) Python
2 63 (29.03%) C
3 61 (28.11%) C++
4 29 (13.36%) SQL
5 21 (9.68%) C#
6 16 (7.37%) Bash Shell
7 14 (6.45%) Perl
7 14 (6.45%) PowerShell
8 12 (5.53%) Java
8 12 (5.53%) JavaScript
9 7 (3.23%) VB
10 6 (2.76%) Apple Swift
10 6 (2.76%) Objective-C
11 4 (1.84%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.92%) Java 11
12 2 (0.92%) XPath
13 1 (0.46%) PHP
13 1 (0.46%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.46%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 49 (22.58%) Security Cleared
2 48 (22.12%) Degree
3 34 (15.67%) DV Cleared
4 30 (13.82%) Cisco Certification
5 20 (9.22%) CCNP
5 20 (9.22%) SC Cleared
6 19 (8.76%) Computer Science Degree
7 17 (7.83%) CCNA
8 6 (2.76%) OCP
8 6 (2.76%) Oracle Certification
9 4 (1.84%) CCIE
9 4 (1.84%) HNC
9 4 (1.84%) HND
10 1 (0.46%) CCVP
10 1 (0.46%) CWNA
10 1 (0.46%) ISEB
10 1 (0.46%) LPIC
10 1 (0.46%) MCP
10 1 (0.46%) MCSE
10 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.99%) QA
2 8 (3.69%) GDPR
3 6 (2.76%) NIST
4 3 (1.38%) JTAG
4 3 (1.38%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (0.46%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.46%) SLA
5 1 (0.46%) SOC 1
5 1 (0.46%) SOC 3
System Software
1 23 (10.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (5.53%) Active Directory
3 8 (3.69%) Docker
3 8 (3.69%) Hyper-V
3 8 (3.69%) VirtualBox
4 7 (3.23%) Snort
5 6 (2.76%) Virtual Servers
6 5 (2.30%) Squid
7 4 (1.84%) Firmware
7 4 (1.84%) XenApp
8 2 (0.92%) KVM
9 1 (0.46%) iptables
9 1 (0.46%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 31 (14.29%) Graylog
1 31 (14.29%) Kibana
2 20 (9.22%) Ansible
3 16 (7.37%) Nmap
4 11 (5.07%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 6 (2.76%) CloudForms
5 6 (2.76%) OpenNMS
6 5 (2.30%) FortiGate
6 5 (2.30%) Nessus
6 5 (2.30%) Nexpose
6 5 (2.30%) Suricata
7 4 (1.84%) Terraform
8 2 (0.92%) Grafana
8 2 (0.92%) Nagios
8 2 (0.92%) nmon
8 2 (0.92%) QRadar
9 1 (0.46%) BMC Marimba
9 1 (0.46%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.46%) John the Ripper
9 1 (0.46%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 48 (22.12%) Cisco
2 33 (15.21%) TippingPoint
3 26 (11.98%) VMware
4 20 (9.22%) Microsoft
5 19 (8.76%) Palo Alto
6 18 (8.29%) Splunk
7 16 (7.37%) Google
8 14 (6.45%) CheckPoint
8 14 (6.45%) F5
8 14 (6.45%) Oracle
9 10 (4.61%) Avaya
9 10 (4.61%) Dynatrace
9 10 (4.61%) Meraki
9 10 (4.61%) Salesforce.com
10 9 (4.15%) SolarWinds
10 9 (4.15%) Zscaler
11 8 (3.69%) Citrix
12 7 (3.23%) Red Hat
13 6 (2.76%) Blue Coat
13 6 (2.76%) Symantec