Period
to 22 January 2022

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 22 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wireshark
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 866 644 734
Rank change year-on-year -222 +90 +11
Permanent jobs citing Wireshark 202 133 309
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.21% 0.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.17% 1.49% 1.63%
Number of salaries quoted 145 82 225
10th Percentile £32,600 £33,750 £32,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £41,250 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £48,000 £52,500 £52,000
Median % change year-on-year -8.57% +0.96% +15.56%
75th Percentile £57,500 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £100,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,000 £42,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +12.94% -15.00% +17.65%

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 17,204 8,956 18,946
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.35% 14.11% 15.02%
Number of salaries quoted 10,960 7,170 15,129
10th Percentile £27,750 £28,975 £26,000
25th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +1.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £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 22 January 2022.

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 22 January 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 -212 171 £48,000 -8.57% 31
UK excluding London -136 149 £48,000 +12.94% 18
Work from Home -149 66 £48,000 +1.05% 11
London -218 46 £55,000 -12.00% 16
South West -26 43 £48,000 -8.57% 3
South East -99 33 £36,500 -22.34%
North of England -132 31 £55,000 +29.41% 7
Scotland -42 24 £48,000 +20.00% 1
Yorkshire -78 22 £67,500 +80.00%
Midlands -86 13 £50,000 +3.09%
North West -79 9 £50,000 -9.09% 7
West Midlands -66 7 £50,000 +3.09%
East Midlands -52 6 - -
East of England -93 5 £55,000 -18.52% 5

For the 6 months to 22 January 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.

1 108 (53.47%) Firewall
2 75 (37.13%) Network Security
3 73 (36.14%) Security Cleared
4 63 (31.19%) TCP/IP
5 61 (30.20%) Python
6 54 (26.73%) Threat Detection
7 53 (26.24%) DV Cleared
8 52 (25.74%) Kalman Filter
9 51 (25.25%) High Availability
9 51 (25.25%) Linux
10 50 (24.75%) SMS
10 50 (24.75%) TippingPoint
10 50 (24.75%) Data Analysis
11 45 (22.28%) Cisco
12 43 (21.29%) SC Cleared
13 38 (18.81%) HTTP
14 35 (17.33%) tcpdump
15 34 (16.83%) Cybersecurity
16 31 (15.35%) Finance
17 30 (14.85%) SIEM
18 29 (14.36%) Test Automation
18 29 (14.36%) Social Skills
18 29 (14.36%) Intrusion Detection
18 29 (14.36%) Windows
19 28 (13.86%) Azure
20 27 (13.37%) Microsoft
20 27 (13.37%) Wi-Fi
21 25 (12.38%) JIRA
21 25 (12.38%) Cisco Certification
21 25 (12.38%) Shell Script

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 14 (6.93%) Confluence
2 1 (0.50%) Apache
2 1 (0.50%) IIS
2 1 (0.50%) Jupyter
2 1 (0.50%) nginx
2 1 (0.50%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (3.47%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.50%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 28 (13.86%) Azure
2 22 (10.89%) AWS
3 15 (7.43%) Microsoft 365
4 7 (3.47%) PaaS
4 7 (3.47%) SaaS
5 6 (2.97%) Azure Sentinel
5 6 (2.97%) GCP
6 5 (2.48%) IaaS
7 4 (1.98%) AWS IoT
8 3 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (1.49%) Amazon ECS
9 2 (0.99%) Amazon SQS
9 2 (0.99%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.99%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.99%) AWS Step Functions
9 2 (0.99%) BlazeMeter
9 2 (0.99%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.99%) OpenDNS
9 2 (0.99%) Serverless
9 2 (0.99%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 108 (53.47%) Firewall
2 75 (37.13%) Network Security
3 63 (31.19%) TCP/IP
4 50 (24.75%) SMS
5 38 (18.81%) HTTP
6 35 (17.33%) tcpdump
7 29 (14.36%) Intrusion Detection
8 27 (13.37%) Wi-Fi
9 23 (11.39%) Wireless
10 22 (10.89%) Internet
11 20 (9.90%) VPN
12 18 (8.91%) DNS
12 18 (8.91%) Ethernet
12 18 (8.91%) HTTPS
13 15 (7.43%) BGP
13 15 (7.43%) Broadband
13 15 (7.43%) SSL
13 15 (7.43%) WAN
14 14 (6.93%) 802.11
14 14 (6.93%) STUN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.96%) Big Data
2 7 (3.47%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.49%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.99%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 2 (0.99%) DB2
4 2 (0.99%) MySQL
4 2 (0.99%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.50%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.50%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 25 (12.38%) JIRA
2 8 (3.96%) Zephyr
3 7 (3.47%) Fiddler
3 7 (3.47%) Postman
4 6 (2.97%) IDA Disassembler
5 4 (1.98%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (1.98%) TestRail
6 3 (1.49%) Metasploit
7 2 (0.99%) Cypress.io
7 2 (0.99%) Gatling
7 2 (0.99%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.99%) HP UFT
7 2 (0.99%) JMeter
7 2 (0.99%) LINQPad
7 2 (0.99%) LoadRunner
7 2 (0.99%) NeoLoad
7 2 (0.99%) Selenium
7 2 (0.99%) SoapUI
7 2 (0.99%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.99%) WebLOAD
General
1 31 (15.35%) Finance
2 29 (14.36%) Social Skills
3 24 (11.88%) Telecoms
4 9 (4.46%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 7 (3.47%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (1.98%) Organisational Skills
7 2 (0.99%) Banking
7 2 (0.99%) Electronics
7 2 (0.99%) French Language
7 2 (0.99%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.99%) Marketing
7 2 (0.99%) Presentation Skills
7 2 (0.99%) Public Sector
7 2 (0.99%) Retail
8 1 (0.50%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.50%) Automotive
8 1 (0.50%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 79 (39.11%) Security Engineer
2 50 (24.75%) SOC Engineer
3 34 (16.83%) Network Engineer
4 28 (13.86%) Analyst
4 28 (13.86%) Network Security Engineer
5 17 (8.42%) Support Engineer
6 16 (7.92%) Security Analyst
6 16 (7.92%) Systems Engineer
6 16 (7.92%) Wireless Engineer
7 15 (7.43%) Automation Engineer
8 14 (6.93%) Validation Engineer
9 11 (5.45%) Cybersecurity Engineer
9 11 (5.45%) Telephony Engineer
10 8 (3.96%) Cybersecurity Analyst
10 8 (3.96%) Senior Network Engineer
11 7 (3.47%) IT Engineer
12 6 (2.97%) Network Support
12 6 (2.97%) Senior Analyst
12 6 (2.97%) Senior Security Analyst
13 5 (2.48%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (7.43%) 802.1X
2 14 (6.93%) XMPP
3 12 (5.94%) .NET
4 5 (2.48%) FIX Protocol
5 3 (1.49%) CSS
5 3 (1.49%) Node.js
6 2 (0.99%) JSON
6 2 (0.99%) React
6 2 (0.99%) REST
6 2 (0.99%) SOAP
6 2 (0.99%) Web Services
6 2 (0.99%) XML
7 1 (0.50%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (0.50%) GraphQL
7 1 (0.50%) HTML
7 1 (0.50%) JavaFX
7 1 (0.50%) Lambda Expressions
7 1 (0.50%) LEMP Stack
7 1 (0.50%) OpenFin
7 1 (0.50%) Serverless Framework
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.42%) Cyber Defence
2 13 (6.44%) Self-Motivation
3 12 (5.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 11 (5.45%) Linux Command Line
5 10 (4.95%) Driving Licence
6 9 (4.46%) Cyberattack
6 9 (4.46%) Management Information System
7 8 (3.96%) Cyberthreat
8 6 (2.97%) Data Centre
8 6 (2.97%) Embedded Systems
8 6 (2.97%) Wiki
9 5 (2.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 4 (1.98%) Cloud Native
10 4 (1.98%) CMDB
10 4 (1.98%) Cybercrime
10 4 (1.98%) Raspberry Pi
11 3 (1.49%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 3 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (1.49%) Private Cloud
12 1 (0.50%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 51 (25.25%) Linux
2 29 (14.36%) Windows
3 12 (5.94%) Windows Server
4 7 (3.47%) Android
5 6 (2.97%) Apple iOS
5 6 (2.97%) Windows 10
6 3 (1.49%) Check Point GAiA
6 3 (1.49%) Kali Linux
6 3 (1.49%) Unix
7 1 (0.50%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.50%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.50%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (26.73%) Threat Detection
2 52 (25.74%) Kalman Filter
3 51 (25.25%) High Availability
4 50 (24.75%) Data Analysis
5 34 (16.83%) Cybersecurity
6 30 (14.85%) SIEM
7 29 (14.36%) Test Automation
8 21 (10.40%) Computer Science
9 20 (9.90%) Test Scripting
10 18 (8.91%) Software Testing
11 17 (8.42%) Open Source
12 16 (7.92%) Continuous Integration
12 16 (7.92%) Mentoring
13 15 (7.43%) Security Monitoring
14 14 (6.93%) Integration Testing
14 14 (6.93%) Performance Measurement
14 14 (6.93%) Threat Intelligence
14 14 (6.93%) Validation
15 13 (6.44%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 13 (6.44%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 61 (30.20%) Python
2 25 (12.38%) Shell Script
3 24 (11.88%) C
3 24 (11.88%) C++
4 19 (9.41%) PowerShell
5 18 (8.91%) SQL
6 11 (5.45%) C#
7 7 (3.47%) Bash
8 5 (2.48%) Perl
9 4 (1.98%) VB
10 3 (1.49%) Java
10 3 (1.49%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.99%) XPath
12 1 (0.50%) PHP
12 1 (0.50%) Ruby
12 1 (0.50%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 73 (36.14%) Security Cleared
2 53 (26.24%) DV Cleared
3 43 (21.29%) SC Cleared
4 25 (12.38%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (9.41%) CCNA
6 12 (5.94%) CompTIA Security+
6 12 (5.94%) Degree
6 12 (5.94%) Network+ Certification
6 12 (5.94%) SSCP
7 9 (4.46%) CCNP
8 8 (3.96%) ISTQB
8 8 (3.96%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 8 (3.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (1.98%) CCIE
9 4 (1.98%) DBS Check
10 3 (1.49%) GIAC
11 1 (0.50%) CEH
11 1 (0.50%) CFA
11 1 (0.50%) CISSP
11 1 (0.50%) GWAPT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.97%) GDPR
2 5 (2.48%) QA
3 4 (1.98%) GxP
4 3 (1.49%) SLA
5 2 (0.99%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.50%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.50%) NCSC
6 1 (0.50%) NIST
System Software
1 19 (9.41%) Snort
2 14 (6.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (6.44%) Virtual Machines
4 12 (5.94%) iptables
5 6 (2.97%) VirtualBox
6 4 (1.98%) Active Directory
6 4 (1.98%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.99%) Docker
7 2 (0.99%) Squid
7 2 (0.99%) vSphere
8 1 (0.50%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 14 (6.93%) Graylog
1 14 (6.93%) Kibana
2 13 (6.44%) Nmap
3 8 (3.96%) HP ALM
4 6 (2.97%) FortiGate
4 6 (2.97%) Nessus
4 6 (2.97%) Terraform
5 5 (2.48%) Ansible
5 5 (2.48%) Stealthwatch
6 4 (1.98%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (1.98%) QRadar
7 3 (1.49%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 2 (0.99%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
8 2 (0.99%) Grafana
8 2 (0.99%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 2 (0.99%) Nexpose
8 2 (0.99%) nmon
8 2 (0.99%) Suricata
9 1 (0.50%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.50%) John the Ripper
Vendors
1 50 (24.75%) TippingPoint
2 45 (22.28%) Cisco
3 27 (13.37%) Microsoft
4 25 (12.38%) Palo Alto
5 15 (7.43%) VMware
6 14 (6.93%) SolarWinds
7 13 (6.44%) Splunk
8 12 (5.94%) Oracle
9 11 (5.45%) F5
10 10 (4.95%) Avaya
11 9 (4.46%) HP
12 8 (3.96%) Atlassian
12 8 (3.96%) CheckPoint
13 6 (2.97%) Meraki
14 5 (2.48%) Dynatrace
14 5 (2.48%) Google
14 5 (2.48%) Zscaler
15 4 (1.98%) BT
15 4 (1.98%) Cognizant
15 4 (1.98%) Riverbed