Period
to 7 July 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 7 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wireshark
UK
6 months to
7 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 614 825 838
Rank change year-on-year +211 +13 -22
Permanent jobs citing Wireshark 236 288 379
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.20% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.00% 1.25% 1.40%
Number of salaries quoted 192 206 266
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £31,375 £27,250 £30,625
90th Percentile £77,500 £63,750 £68,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £41,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year +15.15% -8.33% -

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 11,823 23,060 27,033
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.03% 15.69% 15.14%
Number of salaries quoted 9,239 17,452 21,480
Median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £46,196
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% -0.42% +2.66%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 7 July 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 7 July 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 +219 206 £52,500 +5.00% 7
UK excluding London +148 133 £47,500 +15.15% 3
London +180 98 £65,000 +13.04% 4
South East +136 44 £47,500 +5.56%
South West +106 24 £35,000 -6.67% 1
North of England +116 20 £50,000 - 1
Wales +32 15 £29,000 -38.95%
West Midlands +99 12 £57,500 +35.29% 1
Midlands +94 12 £57,500 +53.33% 1
Scotland +96 11 £35,000 -22.22%
North West +95 11 £55,000 +74.60% 1
Yorkshire +105 9 £50,000 -9.09%
Work from Home +74 8 £52,500 -
East of England +59 7 £42,500 +6.25%

For the 6 months to 7 July 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.

1 136 (57.63%) Firewall
2 124 (52.54%) Linux
3 119 (50.42%) TCP/IP
4 97 (41.10%) Windows
5 84 (35.59%) Cisco
6 79 (33.47%) Python
7 76 (32.20%) DNS
8 52 (22.03%) VPN
9 50 (21.19%) CheckPoint
10 48 (20.34%) WAN
10 48 (20.34%) Analytics
11 46 (19.49%) Cybersecurity
11 46 (19.49%) SIEM
11 46 (19.49%) Cisco Certification
12 45 (19.07%) Network Security
13 43 (18.22%) BGP
13 43 (18.22%) DHCP
13 43 (18.22%) LAN
14 42 (17.80%) Microsoft
14 42 (17.80%) Information Security
15 40 (16.95%) Wireless
16 39 (16.53%) Java
16 39 (16.53%) OSPF
16 39 (16.53%) tcpdump
17 38 (16.10%) JavaScript
17 38 (16.10%) VMware
18 37 (15.68%) C#
18 37 (15.68%) Apple iOS
18 37 (15.68%) AWS
18 37 (15.68%) Android

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 (2.54%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (2.12%) Confluence
2 5 (2.12%) MS Exchange
3 4 (1.69%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.69%) Skype for Business
4 3 (1.27%) Apache
4 3 (1.27%) nginx
5 1 (0.42%) JBoss
5 1 (0.42%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.42%) WildFly
Applications
1 10 (4.24%) MS Visio
2 5 (2.12%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 14 (5.93%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 37 (15.68%) AWS
2 35 (14.83%) Azure
3 31 (13.14%) Office 365
4 14 (5.93%) Logic Apps
5 9 (3.81%) GCP
6 7 (2.97%) Route 53
7 6 (2.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 4 (1.69%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (1.69%) Slack
9 3 (1.27%) BlazeMeter
10 2 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.85%) AWS IoT
10 2 (0.85%) GitHub
10 2 (0.85%) PaaS
10 2 (0.85%) SaaS
10 2 (0.85%) Serverless
11 1 (0.42%) Akamai
11 1 (0.42%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.42%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 136 (57.63%) Firewall
2 119 (50.42%) TCP/IP
3 76 (32.20%) DNS
4 52 (22.03%) VPN
5 48 (20.34%) WAN
6 45 (19.07%) Network Security
7 43 (18.22%) BGP
7 43 (18.22%) DHCP
7 43 (18.22%) LAN
8 40 (16.95%) Wireless
9 39 (16.53%) OSPF
9 39 (16.53%) tcpdump
10 36 (15.25%) VoIP
11 33 (13.98%) IPsec
12 30 (12.71%) Cisco ASA
13 23 (9.75%) Unified Communications
14 22 (9.32%) Cisco Nexus
14 22 (9.32%) HTTP
15 18 (7.63%) MPLS
16 16 (6.78%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.81%) MySQL
2 7 (2.97%) NoSQL
3 5 (2.12%) SQL Server
4 4 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.42%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.42%) Big Data
5 1 (0.42%) InfluxDB
5 1 (0.42%) KDB
5 1 (0.42%) Kdb+
5 1 (0.42%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.42%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.42%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.42%) Redis
5 1 (0.42%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 23 (9.75%) Metasploit
2 13 (5.51%) Git (software)
2 13 (5.51%) IDA Disassembler
3 10 (4.24%) Bugzilla
3 10 (4.24%) JIRA
4 9 (3.81%) TestLink
5 7 (2.97%) Burp Suite
6 5 (2.12%) Sonatype Nexus
7 4 (1.69%) Bitbucket
7 4 (1.69%) Fiddler
7 4 (1.69%) Jenkins
8 3 (1.27%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.85%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.85%) git-flow
9 2 (0.85%) JMeter
9 2 (0.85%) Postman
9 2 (0.85%) Selenium
9 2 (0.85%) Subversion
9 2 (0.85%) TestRail
9 2 (0.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 34 (14.41%) Finance
2 17 (7.20%) Manufacturing
3 16 (6.78%) Telecoms
4 12 (5.08%) Public Sector
5 6 (2.54%) Banking
6 5 (2.12%) Law
7 4 (1.69%) Aerospace
7 4 (1.69%) Automotive
7 4 (1.69%) Billing
7 4 (1.69%) Legal
8 2 (0.85%) Games
9 1 (0.42%) Electronics
9 1 (0.42%) Retail
Job Titles
1 69 (29.24%) Network Engineer
2 44 (18.64%) Analyst
3 26 (11.02%) Support Engineer
4 24 (10.17%) Security Analyst
5 22 (9.32%) Consultant
6 21 (8.90%) IT Engineer
6 21 (8.90%) Security Engineer
7 20 (8.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 20 (8.47%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
8 17 (7.20%) Technical Consultant
8 17 (7.20%) Technical Leader
9 14 (5.93%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
9 14 (5.93%) Network Security Engineer
10 13 (5.51%) Developer
10 13 (5.51%) Senior Network Engineer
10 13 (5.51%) Software Support Engineer
10 13 (5.51%) Test Engineer
11 12 (5.08%) IT Support
11 12 (5.08%) Lead Software Engineer
12 10 (4.24%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (13.56%) WebSockets
2 17 (7.20%) Web Services
3 6 (2.54%) REST
3 6 (2.54%) WebRTC
4 5 (2.12%) HTML
4 5 (2.12%) JSON
5 4 (1.69%) .NET
5 4 (1.69%) CSS
5 4 (1.69%) HTML5
5 4 (1.69%) YAML
6 3 (1.27%) Java EE
6 3 (1.27%) Regular Expression
6 3 (1.27%) SOAP
6 3 (1.27%) XMPP
7 2 (0.85%) ActiveMQ
7 2 (0.85%) Node.js
7 2 (0.85%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (0.85%) STL
8 1 (0.42%) POSIX
8 1 (0.42%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (11.44%) Data Centre
2 25 (10.59%) Security Operations Centre
3 19 (8.05%) Cyberthreat
4 16 (6.78%) Management Information System
5 11 (4.66%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 8 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (3.39%) Linux Command Line
6 8 (3.39%) PKI
7 6 (2.54%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 6 (2.54%) Enterprise Storage
8 5 (2.12%) Cyber Defence
8 5 (2.12%) Driving Licence
9 4 (1.69%) CESG
9 4 (1.69%) Internet of Things
9 4 (1.69%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.69%) Self-Motivation
10 3 (1.27%) Client/Server
10 3 (1.27%) Fat Client
10 3 (1.27%) RSA SecurID
10 3 (1.27%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 124 (52.54%) Linux
2 97 (41.10%) Windows
3 37 (15.68%) Android
3 37 (15.68%) Apple iOS
4 19 (8.05%) Kali Linux
5 11 (4.66%) CentOS
5 11 (4.66%) Unix
6 7 (2.97%) Windows 7
6 7 (2.97%) Windows Server
7 6 (2.54%) Solaris
8 4 (1.69%) Mac OS X
8 4 (1.69%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.42%) CatOS
9 1 (0.42%) Debian
9 1 (0.42%) openSUSE
9 1 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.42%) SUSE
9 1 (0.42%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.42%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (20.34%) Analytics
2 46 (19.49%) Cybersecurity
2 46 (19.49%) SIEM
3 42 (17.80%) Information Security
4 36 (15.25%) Software Engineering
5 32 (13.56%) Penetration Testing
6 28 (11.86%) Security Operations
7 25 (10.59%) Threat Intelligence
8 24 (10.17%) Change Management
9 23 (9.75%) Security Testing
10 22 (9.32%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
10 22 (9.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 20 (8.47%) Reverse Engineering
11 20 (8.47%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 19 (8.05%) DevOps
13 18 (7.63%) Agile Software Development
13 18 (7.63%) Malware Reverse Engineering
13 18 (7.63%) Open Source
14 17 (7.20%) Ethical Hacking
14 17 (7.20%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 79 (33.47%) Python
2 39 (16.53%) Java
3 38 (16.10%) JavaScript
4 37 (15.68%) C#
5 33 (13.98%) Bash Shell
6 29 (12.29%) PowerShell
7 23 (9.75%) SQL
8 13 (5.51%) C
9 12 (5.08%) C++
10 11 (4.66%) Perl
10 11 (4.66%) VBScript
11 8 (3.39%) PHP
12 6 (2.54%) VBA
13 4 (1.69%) Go
13 4 (1.69%) Ruby
14 3 (1.27%) Apple Swift
14 3 (1.27%) Embedded C
14 3 (1.27%) Objective-C
14 3 (1.27%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.85%) Lua
Qualifications
1 46 (19.49%) Cisco Certification
2 35 (14.83%) CCNP
3 31 (13.14%) Security Cleared
4 22 (9.32%) CCNA
5 18 (7.63%) DV Cleared
6 17 (7.20%) GCIA
6 17 (7.20%) GCIH
6 17 (7.20%) SANS
7 14 (5.93%) CREST Certified
7 14 (5.93%) SC Cleared
8 11 (4.66%) CCDP
9 9 (3.81%) CCIE
9 9 (3.81%) Degree
10 8 (3.39%) CISSP
11 7 (2.97%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 7 (2.97%) CISM
11 7 (2.97%) JNCIP
12 4 (1.69%) CCDA
12 4 (1.69%) CCSA
12 4 (1.69%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (8.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (5.93%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 8 (3.39%) Cyber Essentials
3 8 (3.39%) PCI DSS
4 6 (2.54%) NIST
4 6 (2.54%) QA
5 3 (1.27%) MISRA
6 2 (0.85%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 2 (0.85%) GDPR
System Software
1 36 (15.25%) Active Directory
2 20 (8.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (7.63%) Snort
4 15 (6.36%) Hyper-V
5 14 (5.93%) Docker
6 8 (3.39%) Firmware
7 6 (2.54%) Kamailio
8 5 (2.12%) VirtualBox
9 4 (1.69%) vSphere
10 3 (1.27%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.42%) BIND 9
11 1 (0.42%) LXC
11 1 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.42%) zsh
Systems Management
1 15 (6.36%) Ansible
2 11 (4.66%) FortiGate
2 11 (4.66%) Nessus
2 11 (4.66%) Nmap
3 8 (3.39%) Kubernetes
3 8 (3.39%) Nagios
4 5 (2.12%) HP ALM
4 5 (2.12%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (1.69%) Cisco Prime
5 4 (1.69%) Puppet
6 3 (1.27%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (1.27%) Cisco UCCX
6 3 (1.27%) Computer Incident Response Team
6 3 (1.27%) CSIRT
6 3 (1.27%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (0.85%) HAProxy
7 2 (0.85%) Terraform
8 1 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.42%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (0.42%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 84 (35.59%) Cisco
2 50 (21.19%) CheckPoint
3 42 (17.80%) Microsoft
4 38 (16.10%) VMware
5 36 (15.25%) Palo Alto
6 31 (13.14%) HP
7 25 (10.59%) Juniper
8 20 (8.47%) Riverbed
8 20 (8.47%) SolarWinds
9 18 (7.63%) Meraki
10 15 (6.36%) F5
11 14 (5.93%) Aruba
11 14 (5.93%) Fortinet
12 8 (3.39%) Avaya
13 7 (2.97%) Splunk
14 6 (2.54%) Arista
14 6 (2.54%) NetApp
14 6 (2.54%) Nokia
15 3 (1.27%) Alcatel-Lucent
15 3 (1.27%) NEC