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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 9 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wireshark
UK
6 months to
9 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 913 782 594
Rank change year-on-year -131 -188 +271
Permanent jobs citing Wireshark 327 221 197
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.19% 0.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.48% 1.49% 1.97%
Number of salaries quoted 197 144 158
10th Percentile £32,000 £37,875 £32,500
25th Percentile £36,750 £42,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £48,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year -12.73% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £67,500 £68,125 £71,250
90th Percentile £93,750 £75,000 £83,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £48,000 £40,329
% change year-on-year -6.25% +19.02% -10.38%

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 22,083 14,871 10,025
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.96% 13.04% 15.41%
Number of salaries quoted 12,138 10,342 8,034
10th Percentile £28,500 £28,000 £28,750
25th Percentile £38,500 £36,500 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
75th Percentile £70,750 £67,500 £67,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +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 9 August 2022.

Salary histogram for Wireshark in the UK

Wireshark
Top 16 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 9 August 2022. 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
Jobs
England -136 267 £55,000 - 26
UK excluding London -73 201 £45,000 -6.25% 24
Work from Home -148 147 £47,500 -1.04% 8
London -152 90 £70,000 +9.38% 6
South East -62 54 £47,500 - 6
South West -20 48 £60,000 +25.00% 1
North of England -92 35 £34,000 -38.18% 5
North West -54 29 £34,000 -38.18% 3
East of England - 26 £45,000 - 5
Scotland -16 17 £48,000 - 2
Northern Ireland -17 9 - -
Midlands -49 9 £45,000 +2.27% 3
Yorkshire -65 6 £29,261 -54.98% 2
West Midlands -55 5 £71,250 +61.93% 3
East Midlands - 4 £45,000 -
Wales - 3 £32,500 - 2

For the 6 months to 9 August 2022, 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.

1 135 (41.28%) Python
2 123 (37.61%) Firewall
3 92 (28.13%) Linux
4 91 (27.83%) Cisco
5 90 (27.52%) AWS
6 89 (27.22%) Information Security
7 84 (25.69%) Test Automation
8 80 (24.46%) PowerShell
9 78 (23.85%) Windows
10 75 (22.94%) Social Skills
11 73 (22.32%) Azure
12 72 (22.02%) Node.js
13 68 (20.80%) WAN
14 67 (20.49%) TCP/IP
14 67 (20.49%) Bash
15 63 (19.27%) Finance
16 60 (18.35%) LAN
17 58 (17.74%) Agile
17 58 (17.74%) tcpdump
18 57 (17.43%) Continuous Integration
19 56 (17.13%) DevOps
20 54 (16.51%) DHCP
21 52 (15.90%) Ruby
22 50 (15.29%) VMware
22 50 (15.29%) Problem-Solving
23 49 (14.98%) Security Operations
24 48 (14.68%) Software Engineering
24 48 (14.68%) SSL
24 48 (14.68%) ITIL
25 47 (14.37%) HTTP

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 35 (10.70%) Confluence
2 12 (3.67%) Tomcat
3 10 (3.06%) Apache
3 10 (3.06%) IIS
4 7 (2.14%) Jupyter
5 6 (1.83%) SAS
5 6 (1.83%) WebSphere
6 4 (1.22%) MQSeries
7 2 (0.61%) nginx
Applications
1 17 (5.20%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.22%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.92%) CANalyzer
4 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 90 (27.52%) AWS
2 73 (22.32%) Azure
3 46 (14.07%) AWS Lambda
3 46 (14.07%) AWS Step Functions
3 46 (14.07%) Serverless
3 46 (14.07%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 44 (13.46%) AWS CodePipeline
4 44 (13.46%) AWS KMS
5 43 (13.15%) Microsoft 365
6 17 (5.20%) GCP
7 10 (3.06%) Amazon EC2
7 10 (3.06%) IaaS
7 10 (3.06%) PaaS
8 9 (2.75%) Amazon ECS
8 9 (2.75%) AWS CloudFormation
8 9 (2.75%) Azure Active Directory
8 9 (2.75%) GitHub
8 9 (2.75%) SaaS
9 7 (2.14%) Akamai
9 7 (2.14%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 123 (37.61%) Firewall
2 68 (20.80%) WAN
3 67 (20.49%) TCP/IP
4 60 (18.35%) LAN
5 58 (17.74%) tcpdump
6 54 (16.51%) DHCP
7 48 (14.68%) SSL
8 47 (14.37%) HTTP
9 45 (13.76%) Network Security
10 40 (12.23%) OSPF
11 38 (11.62%) Wireless
12 36 (11.01%) DNS
13 33 (10.09%) BGP
14 30 (9.17%) VPN
15 28 (8.56%) IMAP
16 26 (7.95%) SD-WAN
17 22 (6.73%) Wi-Fi
18 21 (6.42%) Cisco ASA
18 21 (6.42%) VLAN
18 21 (6.42%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (13.46%) Amazon Athena
2 32 (9.79%) Big Data
3 4 (1.22%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.61%) DynamoDB
4 2 (0.61%) Metadata
4 2 (0.61%) MySQL
5 1 (0.31%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.31%) MySQL Workbench
5 1 (0.31%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.31%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 37 (11.31%) JIRA
2 28 (8.56%) Zephyr
3 21 (6.42%) Jenkins
4 18 (5.50%) Fiddler
4 18 (5.50%) Git (software)
5 9 (2.75%) Maven
6 8 (2.45%) LabVIEW
6 8 (2.45%) Postman
7 6 (1.83%) Bitbucket
7 6 (1.83%) Metasploit
8 5 (1.53%) AdminStudio
8 5 (1.53%) GDB
8 5 (1.53%) GoogleTest
8 5 (1.53%) Hudson
8 5 (1.53%) InstallShield
8 5 (1.53%) MSI
8 5 (1.53%) Robot Framework
8 5 (1.53%) Subversion
9 3 (0.92%) IDA Disassembler
10 2 (0.61%) Selenium
General
1 75 (22.94%) Social Skills
2 63 (19.27%) Finance
3 28 (8.56%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 27 (8.26%) Analytical Skills
5 22 (6.73%) Electronics
6 17 (5.20%) Telecoms
7 14 (4.28%) Banking
7 14 (4.28%) Retail
8 10 (3.06%) Manufacturing
8 10 (3.06%) Presentation Skills
9 8 (2.45%) Automotive
9 8 (2.45%) Public Sector
10 6 (1.83%) Aerospace
10 6 (1.83%) Games
11 5 (1.53%) Advertising
12 4 (1.22%) Billing
12 4 (1.22%) Investment Banking
12 4 (1.22%) Legal
13 3 (0.92%) Marketing
14 2 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 71 (21.71%) Network Engineer
2 48 (14.68%) Architect
3 44 (13.46%) AWS Architect
3 44 (13.46%) Security Architect
4 28 (8.56%) Support Engineer
4 28 (8.56%) Test Engineer
5 26 (7.95%) Analyst
6 21 (6.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 21 (6.42%) Security Engineer
7 18 (5.50%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 17 (5.20%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
8 17 (5.20%) Developer
8 17 (5.20%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
9 16 (4.89%) Software Engineer
10 14 (4.28%) Security Analyst
10 14 (4.28%) Software Test Engineer
10 14 (4.28%) Test Manager
11 13 (3.98%) SOC Engineer
12 11 (3.36%) Network Operations Engineer
12 11 (3.36%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (22.02%) Node.js
2 19 (5.81%) React
3 14 (4.28%) REST
4 12 (3.67%) HTML
5 11 (3.36%) AngularJS
5 11 (3.36%) Kafka
6 9 (2.75%) LDAP
6 9 (2.75%) Web Services
7 8 (2.45%) CSS
7 8 (2.45%) GraphQL
7 8 (2.45%) RESTful
8 7 (2.14%) 802.1X
8 7 (2.14%) ActiveMQ
8 7 (2.14%) Apache Camel
8 7 (2.14%) Hibernate
8 7 (2.14%) Lambda Expressions
8 7 (2.14%) OpenFin
8 7 (2.14%) Spring
8 7 (2.14%) Swing
8 7 (2.14%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 47 (14.37%) Linux Command Line
2 33 (10.09%) Cyberattack
3 31 (9.48%) Cyber Defence
4 29 (8.87%) Cyberthreat
5 23 (7.03%) Self-Motivation
6 15 (4.59%) Data Centre
7 13 (3.98%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 11 (3.36%) Video\Live Streaming
9 10 (3.06%) Cybercrime
10 7 (2.14%) Client/Server
10 7 (2.14%) Fixed Income
10 7 (2.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 5 (1.53%) ARM Cortex
11 5 (1.53%) Cyber Kill Chain
12 4 (1.22%) Data Protection Act
12 4 (1.22%) Hedge funds
12 4 (1.22%) Virtual Team
12 4 (1.22%) YARA
13 3 (0.92%) Driving Licence
13 3 (0.92%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 92 (28.13%) Linux
2 78 (23.85%) Windows
3 31 (9.48%) Windows Server
4 14 (4.28%) Embedded Linux
5 11 (3.36%) Windows 10
6 10 (3.06%) Android
6 10 (3.06%) Apple iOS
7 8 (2.45%) Unix
8 6 (1.83%) Kali Linux
9 5 (1.53%) Mac OS
9 5 (1.53%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (1.53%) Windows Server 2016
9 5 (1.53%) Windows Server 2019
10 3 (0.92%) Debian
10 3 (0.92%) SUSE
11 1 (0.31%) AIX
11 1 (0.31%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (27.22%) Information Security
2 84 (25.69%) Test Automation
3 58 (17.74%) Agile
4 57 (17.43%) Continuous Integration
5 56 (17.13%) DevOps
6 50 (15.29%) Problem-Solving
7 49 (14.98%) Security Operations
8 48 (14.68%) ITIL
8 48 (14.68%) Software Engineering
9 47 (14.37%) Risk Management
10 46 (14.07%) CI/CD
11 44 (13.46%) Commercialisation
11 44 (13.46%) Continuous Delivery
11 44 (13.46%) Data-Driven Testing
11 44 (13.46%) Technical Architecture
12 39 (11.93%) Cybersecurity
13 36 (11.01%) Use Case
14 34 (10.40%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
14 34 (10.40%) Load Balancing
14 34 (10.40%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 135 (41.28%) Python
2 80 (24.46%) PowerShell
3 67 (20.49%) Bash
4 52 (15.90%) Ruby
5 30 (9.17%) Shell Script
6 25 (7.65%) Perl
7 23 (7.03%) Java
8 21 (6.42%) JavaScript
9 20 (6.12%) C++
10 13 (3.98%) C
11 9 (2.75%) Kotlin
12 8 (2.45%) PHP
13 7 (2.14%) AWK
13 7 (2.14%) Groovy
13 7 (2.14%) Scala
13 7 (2.14%) TypeScript
14 5 (1.53%) Lua
15 4 (1.22%) C#
15 4 (1.22%) SQL
16 2 (0.61%) BrightScript
Qualifications
1 47 (14.37%) Security Cleared
2 42 (12.84%) Degree
3 33 (10.09%) Cisco Certification
3 33 (10.09%) SC Cleared
4 31 (9.48%) ISTQB
5 30 (9.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 28 (8.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 26 (7.95%) CCNA
7 26 (7.95%) CCNP
8 19 (5.81%) DV Cleared
9 10 (3.06%) CISSP
10 9 (2.75%) Computer Science Degree
10 9 (2.75%) LPIC
11 7 (2.14%) Network+ Certification
12 5 (1.53%) CCIE
12 5 (1.53%) DBS Check
13 4 (1.22%) Microsoft Certification
14 3 (0.92%) CEH
14 3 (0.92%) CFA
14 3 (0.92%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (6.12%) QA
2 12 (3.67%) SLA
3 11 (3.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.83%) Cyber Essentials
4 6 (1.83%) NIST
5 5 (1.53%) JTAG
6 2 (0.61%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.61%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.31%) Accessibility
7 1 (0.31%) NCSC
System Software
1 43 (13.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (8.56%) Hyper-V
3 24 (7.34%) Active Directory
4 17 (5.20%) Firmware
5 15 (4.59%) Snort
6 14 (4.28%) Virtual Machines
7 9 (2.75%) ProxySG
8 8 (2.45%) Docker
9 6 (1.83%) vSphere
10 5 (1.53%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (1.53%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (1.22%) Samba
11 4 (1.22%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (0.92%) KVM
13 2 (0.61%) Squid
14 1 (0.31%) NFS
Systems Management
1 29 (8.87%) HP ALM
2 14 (4.28%) Ansible
2 14 (4.28%) Nmap
3 13 (3.98%) Nessus
4 9 (2.75%) FortiGate
4 9 (2.75%) SCCM
4 9 (2.75%) Single Sign-On
5 8 (2.45%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 6 (1.83%) Stealthwatch
7 5 (1.53%) Microsoft Intune
8 4 (1.22%) Kibana
8 4 (1.22%) Kubernetes
8 4 (1.22%) logstash
8 4 (1.22%) Puppet
8 4 (1.22%) Suricata
8 4 (1.22%) Terraform
8 4 (1.22%) vCenter Server
9 3 (0.92%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (0.61%) EnCase
10 2 (0.61%) FTK
Vendors
1 91 (27.83%) Cisco
2 50 (15.29%) VMware
3 45 (13.76%) F5
4 43 (13.15%) Microsoft
5 40 (12.23%) HP
6 35 (10.70%) Fortinet
7 33 (10.09%) Atlassian
7 33 (10.09%) SolarWinds
8 21 (6.42%) Draytek
8 21 (6.42%) Juniper
8 21 (6.42%) NETGEAR
9 17 (5.20%) Riverbed
10 16 (4.89%) Palo Alto
11 13 (3.98%) Blue Coat
11 13 (3.98%) CheckPoint
11 13 (3.98%) Infoblox
11 13 (3.98%) TippingPoint
12 12 (3.67%) Meraki
13 11 (3.36%) Dynatrace
14 10 (3.06%) Arista