Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wireshark
UK
6 months to
20 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 715 721 776
Rank change year-on-year +6 +55 +1
Permanent jobs citing Wireshark 311 420 425
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.28% 0.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.65% 1.87% 1.62%
Number of salaries quoted 217 304 317
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,100 £31,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 18,871 22,483 26,311
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.05% 15.03% 15.20%
Number of salaries quoted 14,835 17,588 21,340
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 20 January 2020.

Salary histogram for Wireshark in the UK

Wireshark
Top 14 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 20 January 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 +2 293 £52,000 +15.56% 50
UK excluding London -49 190 £50,000 +17.65% 46
London +93 117 £52,500 +16.67% 16
East of England -20 48 £58,750 +63.19% 13
South East +25 45 £55,000 +10.00% 10
Midlands +59 38 £52,500 -34.38% 4
South West +4 29 £45,000 +2.86% 3
East Midlands +21 25 - -
North of England +34 15 £47,500 +1.18% 4
West Midlands +30 13 £52,500 -34.38% 4
Scotland +38 12 £40,000 -11.11% 7
Yorkshire +21 9 £50,000 - 3
North West +29 6 £20,000 -42.86% 1
Wales -17 3 £24,000 -48.11% 4

For the 6 months to 20 January 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.

1 154 (49.52%) Firewall
2 145 (46.62%) Cisco
3 109 (35.05%) TCP/IP
4 108 (34.73%) Linux
5 105 (33.76%) Cisco Certification
6 91 (29.26%) WAN
7 86 (27.65%) Python
8 80 (25.72%) CCNP
9 76 (24.44%) LAN
10 61 (19.61%) DNS
11 59 (18.97%) tcpdump
12 58 (18.65%) CCNA
12 58 (18.65%) BGP
13 57 (18.33%) Java
14 56 (18.01%) Windows
14 56 (18.01%) Juniper
15 53 (17.04%) Cybersecurity
16 52 (16.72%) Cisco ASA
17 51 (16.40%) OSPF
17 51 (16.40%) Microsoft
18 50 (16.08%) Problem-Solving
19 49 (15.76%) Security Operations
20 48 (15.43%) VPN
21 47 (15.11%) C#
22 46 (14.79%) Palo Alto
23 45 (14.47%) JavaScript
24 43 (13.83%) Cisco Nexus
25 42 (13.50%) SIEM
25 42 (13.50%) Software Engineering
26 41 (13.18%) VMware

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 10 (3.22%) IIS
2 5 (1.61%) Confluence
Applications
1 8 (2.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.64%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 38 (12.22%) Azure
2 36 (11.58%) AWS
3 21 (6.75%) Office 365
4 11 (3.54%) SaaS
5 7 (2.25%) GCP
6 6 (1.93%) BlazeMeter
7 4 (1.29%) GitHub
8 2 (0.64%) PaaS
8 2 (0.64%) Serverless
8 2 (0.64%) ZenHub
9 1 (0.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.32%) Amazon ECS
9 1 (0.32%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.32%) AWS IoT
9 1 (0.32%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.32%) IaaS
9 1 (0.32%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 154 (49.52%) Firewall
2 109 (35.05%) TCP/IP
3 91 (29.26%) WAN
4 76 (24.44%) LAN
5 61 (19.61%) DNS
6 59 (18.97%) tcpdump
7 58 (18.65%) BGP
8 52 (16.72%) Cisco ASA
9 51 (16.40%) OSPF
10 48 (15.43%) VPN
11 43 (13.83%) Cisco Nexus
12 32 (10.29%) Network Security
13 31 (9.97%) DHCP
14 29 (9.32%) VoIP
15 28 (9.00%) Cisco IOS
16 27 (8.68%) IPsec
16 27 (8.68%) Wireless
17 23 (7.40%) NX-OS
18 22 (7.07%) Internet
19 19 (6.11%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.86%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.93%) Blockchain
3 5 (1.61%) MySQL
4 3 (0.96%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.64%) DB2
5 2 (0.64%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.64%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.32%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.32%) Big Data
6 1 (0.32%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.32%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.32%) Redis
Development Applications
1 32 (10.29%) JIRA
2 31 (9.97%) Fiddler
3 30 (9.65%) Git (software)
4 23 (7.40%) Metasploit
5 20 (6.43%) Postman
6 19 (6.11%) Jenkins
7 16 (5.14%) Burp Suite
8 14 (4.50%) Bugzilla
9 13 (4.18%) Selenium
9 13 (4.18%) SoapUI
10 12 (3.86%) TeamCity
11 11 (3.54%) TestLink
12 10 (3.22%) Maven
12 10 (3.22%) Octopus Deploy
13 9 (2.89%) IDA Disassembler
14 8 (2.57%) JMeter
14 8 (2.57%) Team Foundation Server
14 8 (2.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 7 (2.25%) Cucumber
16 6 (1.93%) Bitbucket
General
1 37 (11.90%) Finance
2 23 (7.40%) Telecoms
3 19 (6.11%) Banking
4 11 (3.54%) Legal
5 10 (3.22%) Law
6 7 (2.25%) Games
6 7 (2.25%) Retail
7 6 (1.93%) Police
8 5 (1.61%) Aerospace
9 4 (1.29%) Marketing
10 3 (0.96%) Public Sector
11 1 (0.32%) Automotive
11 1 (0.32%) Billing
11 1 (0.32%) Electronics
11 1 (0.32%) German Language
11 1 (0.32%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.32%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.32%) Military
11 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 106 (34.08%) Network Engineer
2 51 (16.40%) Analyst
3 32 (10.29%) Consultant
4 30 (9.65%) Senior Network Engineer
5 24 (7.72%) Test Engineer
6 23 (7.40%) Security Analyst
7 20 (6.43%) Cisco Engineer
7 20 (6.43%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 19 (6.11%) Support Engineer
9 17 (5.47%) Security Engineer
9 17 (5.47%) SOC Analyst
10 13 (4.18%) Lead Network Engineer
10 13 (4.18%) Tester
11 12 (3.86%) Network Consultant
11 12 (3.86%) Network Security Engineer
11 12 (3.86%) Security Researcher
11 12 (3.86%) Senior Analyst
12 11 (3.54%) Applications Support
12 11 (3.54%) Operations Analyst
12 11 (3.54%) Security Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (4.50%) WebSockets
2 11 (3.54%) Java EE
3 9 (2.89%) .NET
4 6 (1.93%) 802.1X
4 6 (1.93%) Gherkin
4 6 (1.93%) STL
5 4 (1.29%) Elastic Stack
5 4 (1.29%) JSON
5 4 (1.29%) SOAP
5 4 (1.29%) XML
6 2 (0.64%) HTML
6 2 (0.64%) Node.js
6 2 (0.64%) Regular Expression
6 2 (0.64%) REST
6 2 (0.64%) Web Services
7 1 (0.32%) Apache Flex
7 1 (0.32%) CSS
7 1 (0.32%) FFmpeg
7 1 (0.32%) pytest
7 1 (0.32%) RFC 2544
Miscellaneous
1 36 (11.58%) Data Centre
2 32 (10.29%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (6.75%) Driving Licence
4 17 (5.47%) Management Information System
5 16 (5.14%) Self-Motivation
6 14 (4.50%) Cyberthreat
7 13 (4.18%) Security Operations Centre
8 12 (3.86%) Cybercrime
9 10 (3.22%) Linux Command Line
9 10 (3.22%) Mobile App
10 7 (2.25%) CCTV
10 7 (2.25%) Cyber Defence
10 7 (2.25%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 7 (2.25%) Enterprise Storage
11 6 (1.93%) Cyberattack
11 6 (1.93%) NHS
12 4 (1.29%) Greenfield Project
13 3 (0.96%) Algorithms
13 3 (0.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 3 (0.96%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 108 (34.73%) Linux
2 56 (18.01%) Windows
3 24 (7.72%) Unix
4 20 (6.43%) Android
4 20 (6.43%) Apple iOS
5 16 (5.14%) Kali Linux
6 10 (3.22%) CentOS
7 8 (2.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (1.93%) Windows Server
9 4 (1.29%) CatOS
9 4 (1.29%) Ubuntu
9 4 (1.29%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.64%) Debian
10 2 (0.64%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.32%) Solaris
11 1 (0.32%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.32%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.32%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (17.04%) Cybersecurity
2 50 (16.08%) Problem-Solving
3 49 (15.76%) Security Operations
4 42 (13.50%) SIEM
4 42 (13.50%) Software Engineering
5 41 (13.18%) Agile Software Development
6 28 (9.00%) Analytics
6 28 (9.00%) Threat Intelligence
7 26 (8.36%) Information Security
8 25 (8.04%) Migration
8 25 (8.04%) Scrum
8 25 (8.04%) Test Automation
9 23 (7.40%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 22 (7.07%) Penetration Testing
11 21 (6.75%) Load Balancing
12 20 (6.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 20 (6.43%) IT Strategy
12 20 (6.43%) Open Source
12 20 (6.43%) Reverse Engineering
12 20 (6.43%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 86 (27.65%) Python
2 57 (18.33%) Java
3 47 (15.11%) C#
4 45 (14.47%) JavaScript
5 34 (10.93%) Bash Shell
6 31 (9.97%) PowerShell
7 29 (9.32%) C++
8 24 (7.72%) C
8 24 (7.72%) SQL
9 15 (4.82%) Perl
10 11 (3.54%) Apple Swift
10 11 (3.54%) Go
10 11 (3.54%) Objective-C
11 8 (2.57%) T-SQL
12 7 (2.25%) PHP
13 4 (1.29%) Ada
13 4 (1.29%) Lua
13 4 (1.29%) R
13 4 (1.29%) Ruby
14 2 (0.64%) XPath
Qualifications
1 105 (33.76%) Cisco Certification
2 80 (25.72%) CCNP
3 58 (18.65%) CCNA
4 24 (7.72%) Security Cleared
5 22 (7.07%) Degree
6 19 (6.11%) JNCIA
7 17 (5.47%) CCSA
8 16 (5.14%) JNCIP
9 14 (4.50%) CCIE
9 14 (4.50%) CCSE
9 14 (4.50%) GCIH
10 12 (3.86%) SANS
10 12 (3.86%) SC Cleared
11 11 (3.54%) CISSP
12 10 (3.22%) Check Point Certification
12 10 (3.22%) DV Cleared
12 10 (3.22%) GIAC
13 9 (2.89%) CCDP
13 9 (2.89%) GCFA
14 8 (2.57%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (7.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (6.43%) QA
3 12 (3.86%) SLA
4 8 (2.57%) Cyber Essentials
5 7 (2.25%) NIST
6 6 (1.93%) PCI DSS
7 4 (1.29%) GDPR
8 2 (0.64%) FedRAMP
8 2 (0.64%) FISMA
9 1 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 30 (9.65%) Active Directory
2 28 (9.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (4.82%) Docker
4 12 (3.86%) ProxySG
5 10 (3.22%) Hyper-V
6 9 (2.89%) Snort
7 8 (2.57%) Firmware
7 8 (2.57%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (1.29%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (1.29%) vSphere
9 2 (0.64%) KVM
9 2 (0.64%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.32%) iptables
10 1 (0.32%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 24 (7.72%) Ansible
1 24 (7.72%) Nmap
2 22 (7.07%) Puppet
3 19 (6.11%) Nessus
4 18 (5.79%) Cisco Prime
5 11 (3.54%) Kubernetes
6 10 (3.22%) Docker Swarm
7 9 (2.89%) EnCase
8 8 (2.57%) FortiGate
8 8 (2.57%) Opscode Chef
9 6 (1.93%) EMC NetWorker
10 5 (1.61%) FTK
10 5 (1.61%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 5 (1.61%) Nagios
10 5 (1.61%) Stealthwatch
11 4 (1.29%) CSIRT
11 4 (1.29%) Suricata
12 3 (0.96%) Cacti
12 3 (0.96%) HP Quality Center
12 3 (0.96%) Iperf
Vendors
1 145 (46.62%) Cisco
2 56 (18.01%) Juniper
3 51 (16.40%) Microsoft
4 46 (14.79%) Palo Alto
5 41 (13.18%) VMware
6 37 (11.90%) SolarWinds
7 36 (11.58%) CheckPoint
8 30 (9.65%) F5
9 20 (6.43%) HP
10 19 (6.11%) Splunk
11 14 (4.50%) Blue Coat
12 13 (4.18%) Oracle
13 11 (3.54%) FireEye
14 10 (3.22%) LogRhythm
14 10 (3.22%) Riverbed
15 9 (2.89%) Mitel
15 9 (2.89%) NetWitness
16 8 (2.57%) Arista
16 8 (2.57%) Avaya
16 8 (2.57%) Fortinet