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The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH) and a requirement for Wi-Fi skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Wi-Fi over the 6 months to 21 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wireless Fidelity (WiFi)
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
21 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 429 338 252
Rank change year-on-year -91 -86 +59
Permanent jobs citing Wi-Fi 499 243 65
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 0.70% 0.77% 0.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.26% 7.15% 4.90%
Number of salaries quoted 391 214 62
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,725 £25,750
25th Percentile £37,500 £43,500 £34,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £57,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -13.04% +27.78% -10.00%
75th Percentile £66,875 £68,750 £65,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £72,500 £73,375
UK median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% +25.00% -11.11%

Wi-Fi 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 WFH option and a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 7,966 3,400 1,327
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 11.16% 10.80% 14.26%
Number of salaries quoted 5,077 2,810 1,089
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £32,400
25th Percentile £41,750 £41,250 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% - -8.33%
75th Percentile £73,750 £68,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £82,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,362
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.29% +5.03%

Wi-Fi
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing Wi-Fi as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Wi-Fi trend for jobs with a WFH option

Wi-Fi
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing Wi-Fi.

Wi-Fi salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

Wi-Fi
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing Wi-Fi over the 6 months to 21 May 2022.

Wi-Fi salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 21 May 2022, Wi-Fi job roles required the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent jobs with a WFH option and a requirement for Wi-Fi.

1 235 (47.09%) LAN
2 231 (46.29%) Cisco
3 215 (43.09%) WAN
4 207 (41.48%) Firewall
5 174 (34.87%) Microsoft
6 156 (31.26%) Windows
7 145 (29.06%) VPN
8 127 (25.45%) Cisco Certification
9 123 (24.65%) Wireless
10 121 (24.25%) Azure
11 119 (23.85%) Microsoft 365
12 115 (23.05%) Social Skills
13 104 (20.84%) Active Directory
14 90 (18.04%) ITIL
15 87 (17.43%) CCNP
16 85 (17.03%) MPLS
17 82 (16.43%) Agile
18 81 (16.23%) Windows Server
19 80 (16.03%) DNS
20 78 (15.63%) TCP/IP
21 75 (15.03%) VMware
22 73 (14.63%) DHCP
23 72 (14.43%) Data Centre
24 67 (13.43%) Problem-Solving
24 67 (13.43%) VoIP
25 64 (12.83%) Public Sector
26 62 (12.42%) C
27 60 (12.02%) CCNA
28 59 (11.82%) Security Cleared
28 59 (11.82%) Analytical Skills

Wi-Fi
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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 41 (8.22%) SharePoint
2 33 (6.61%) MS Exchange
3 28 (5.61%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (1.80%) Apache
5 6 (1.20%) IIS
5 6 (1.20%) WordPress
6 3 (0.60%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.40%) Confluence
8 1 (0.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 22 (4.41%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (2.00%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.40%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.20%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 121 (24.25%) Azure
2 119 (23.85%) Microsoft 365
3 52 (10.42%) AWS
4 21 (4.21%) SaaS
5 20 (4.01%) IaaS
6 17 (3.41%) Azure Active Directory
7 16 (3.21%) Google Workspace
8 15 (3.01%) Slack
9 13 (2.61%) PaaS
10 11 (2.20%) GCP
11 6 (1.20%) Amazon S3
11 6 (1.20%) AWS IoT
11 6 (1.20%) Route 53
12 5 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (1.00%) OneDrive
13 4 (0.80%) AWS Direct Connect
13 4 (0.80%) Lucidchart
14 3 (0.60%) Power Platform
14 3 (0.60%) Serverless
15 2 (0.40%) Azure Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 235 (47.09%) LAN
2 215 (43.09%) WAN
3 207 (41.48%) Firewall
4 145 (29.06%) VPN
5 123 (24.65%) Wireless
6 85 (17.03%) MPLS
7 80 (16.03%) DNS
8 78 (15.63%) TCP/IP
9 73 (14.63%) DHCP
10 67 (13.43%) VoIP
11 58 (11.62%) VLAN
12 48 (9.62%) Internet
13 45 (9.02%) Network Security
14 44 (8.82%) Cisco ASA
15 43 (8.62%) Broadband
16 37 (7.41%) IPsec
17 35 (7.01%) BGP
18 33 (6.61%) WLAN
19 30 (6.01%) SD-WAN
20 29 (5.81%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (2.20%) MySQL
1 11 (2.20%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.00%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (0.60%) Looker
4 2 (0.40%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.20%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 11 (2.20%) GCC
1 11 (2.20%) GDB
2 8 (1.60%) GoogleTest
2 8 (1.60%) JUnit
2 8 (1.60%) LabVIEW
2 8 (1.60%) Mockito
3 7 (1.40%) Robot Framework
4 6 (1.20%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.40%) JIRA
5 2 (0.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.20%) Ant
6 1 (0.20%) Burp Suite
6 1 (0.20%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.20%) Visual Studio
General
1 115 (23.05%) Social Skills
2 64 (12.83%) Public Sector
3 59 (11.82%) Analytical Skills
4 45 (9.02%) Electronics
5 42 (8.42%) Finance
6 41 (8.22%) Telecoms
7 40 (8.02%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 32 (6.41%) Marketing
9 24 (4.81%) Manufacturing
9 24 (4.81%) Retail
10 22 (4.41%) Legal
11 19 (3.81%) Organisational Skills
12 15 (3.01%) Presentation Skills
13 8 (1.60%) Influencing Skills
14 7 (1.40%) Documentation Skills
15 5 (1.00%) Advertising
15 5 (1.00%) Games
15 5 (1.00%) Law
16 4 (0.80%) Aerospace
16 4 (0.80%) Wearables
Job Titles
1 116 (23.25%) Network Engineer
2 38 (7.62%) Project Manager
3 33 (6.61%) Senior Network Engineer
4 32 (6.41%) Architect
4 32 (6.41%) Network Manager
4 32 (6.41%) Support Engineer
5 28 (5.61%) Wireless Engineer
6 26 (5.21%) Algorithm Engineer
6 26 (5.21%) DSP Algorithm Engineer
6 26 (5.21%) DSP Engineer
6 26 (5.21%) Senior Algorithm Engineer
6 26 (5.21%) Senior DSP Engineer
7 24 (4.81%) Analyst
7 24 (4.81%) Cisco Engineer
7 24 (4.81%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 21 (4.21%) IT Support
9 20 (4.01%) 2nd Line Support
9 20 (4.01%) Solutions Architect
10 18 (3.61%) Embedded Engineer
11 17 (3.41%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (1.80%) 802.1X
1 9 (1.80%) LDAP
2 8 (1.60%) JNI
2 8 (1.60%) Qt
2 8 (1.60%) STL
3 7 (1.40%) React
4 6 (1.20%) Yocto
5 5 (1.00%) Web Services
5 5 (1.00%) XMPP
6 4 (0.80%) HTML
6 4 (0.80%) Vue.js
7 3 (0.60%) .NET
7 3 (0.60%) Flash
7 3 (0.60%) Node.js
8 2 (0.40%) AngularJS
8 2 (0.40%) Kafka
8 2 (0.40%) Laravel
8 2 (0.40%) OAuth
8 2 (0.40%) Ruby on Rails
8 2 (0.40%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 72 (14.43%) Data Centre
2 28 (5.61%) Algorithms
2 28 (5.61%) IoT
3 26 (5.21%) FPGA
3 26 (5.21%) Management Information System
4 21 (4.21%) Self-Motivation
5 16 (3.21%) Driving Licence
6 14 (2.81%) Video\Live Streaming
7 13 (2.61%) Embedded Systems
7 13 (2.61%) PKI
8 12 (2.40%) Public Cloud
9 11 (2.20%) Virtual Team
10 10 (2.00%) Analogue Electronics
11 8 (1.60%) Hybrid Cloud
11 8 (1.60%) MPEG
12 7 (1.40%) Smartphone
13 6 (1.20%) Digital TV
13 6 (1.20%) Home Automation
13 6 (1.20%) NB-IoT
14 5 (1.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 156 (31.26%) Windows
2 81 (16.23%) Windows Server
3 41 (8.22%) Linux
4 34 (6.81%) Android
4 34 (6.81%) Windows 10
5 30 (6.01%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (4.41%) Apple iOS
7 15 (3.01%) Embedded Linux
8 11 (2.20%) Mac OS
9 10 (2.00%) Windows Server 2016
10 6 (1.20%) HPUX
10 6 (1.20%) Windows Server 2019
11 5 (1.00%) SUSE
12 3 (0.60%) Unix
12 3 (0.60%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.40%) Debian
13 2 (0.40%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.40%) VMS
14 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
14 1 (0.20%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (18.04%) ITIL
2 82 (16.43%) Agile
3 67 (13.43%) Problem-Solving
4 52 (10.42%) Change Management
5 46 (9.22%) Project Management
6 44 (8.82%) Migration
7 33 (6.61%) Cybersecurity
7 33 (6.61%) Network Management
7 33 (6.61%) PRINCE2
8 31 (6.21%) Kalman Filter
9 30 (6.01%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 29 (5.81%) Analytics
10 29 (5.81%) Signal Processing
11 27 (5.41%) Mentoring
12 25 (5.01%) Stakeholder Management
13 24 (4.81%) Service Delivery
14 21 (4.21%) Presales
14 21 (4.21%) Software Licensing
15 20 (4.01%) Change Control
16 19 (3.81%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 62 (12.42%) C
2 55 (11.02%) C++
3 37 (7.41%) Python
4 28 (5.61%) MATLAB
5 24 (4.81%) PowerShell
6 17 (3.41%) Embedded C
6 17 (3.41%) SQL
7 12 (2.40%) Java
8 10 (2.00%) JavaScript
9 5 (1.00%) Embedded C++
9 5 (1.00%) Scala
10 3 (0.60%) Bash
11 2 (0.40%) Apex Code
11 2 (0.40%) C#
11 2 (0.40%) Go
11 2 (0.40%) PHP
11 2 (0.40%) Ruby
11 2 (0.40%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.20%) Korn
12 1 (0.20%) Perl
Qualifications
1 127 (25.45%) Cisco Certification
2 87 (17.43%) CCNP
3 60 (12.02%) CCNA
4 59 (11.82%) Security Cleared
5 56 (11.22%) SC Cleared
6 48 (9.62%) Degree
7 27 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
8 26 (5.21%) PhD
9 23 (4.61%) CCIE
10 17 (3.41%) MCSA
11 14 (2.81%) ITIL Certification
12 11 (2.20%) CWNA
13 10 (2.00%) Computer Science Degree
14 9 (1.80%) JNCIP
14 9 (1.80%) MCTS
15 8 (1.60%) CISSP
15 8 (1.60%) TOGAF Certification
16 4 (0.80%) DBS Check
16 4 (0.80%) JNCIA
17 3 (0.60%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (8.22%) SLA
2 16 (3.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 9 (1.80%) Accessibility
4 7 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.80%) QA
6 3 (0.60%) JTAG
7 2 (0.40%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.20%) COBIT
8 1 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.20%) DO-178B
8 1 (0.20%) GDPR
8 1 (0.20%) IEC 61508
8 1 (0.20%) NCSC
8 1 (0.20%) PMO
System Software
1 104 (20.84%) Active Directory
2 57 (11.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (10.02%) Firmware
4 37 (7.41%) Hyper-V
5 26 (5.21%) VMware ESXi
6 18 (3.61%) Virtual Desktop
7 11 (2.20%) Docker
8 9 (1.80%) Virtual Servers
9 6 (1.20%) vSphere
10 5 (1.00%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (0.60%) VMware NSX
12 2 (0.40%) ProxySG
13 1 (0.20%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 27 (5.41%) Microsoft Intune
1 27 (5.41%) WSUS
2 16 (3.21%) Cisco CUCM
3 14 (2.81%) SCCM
4 11 (2.20%) FortiGate
4 11 (2.20%) Terraform
5 9 (1.80%) Cisco Prime
5 9 (1.80%) Nagios
6 7 (1.40%) Jamf Pro
6 7 (1.40%) Kubernetes
7 6 (1.20%) cPanel
8 5 (1.00%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 5 (1.00%) Ansible
9 3 (0.60%) Single Sign-On
9 3 (0.60%) Stealthwatch
10 2 (0.40%) AirWatch
10 2 (0.40%) Grafana
10 2 (0.40%) Prometheus
10 2 (0.40%) Puppet
10 2 (0.40%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 231 (46.29%) Cisco
2 174 (34.87%) Microsoft
3 75 (15.03%) VMware
4 56 (11.22%) Palo Alto
5 55 (11.02%) CheckPoint
6 45 (9.02%) Ruckus Wireless
7 44 (8.82%) Meraki
8 39 (7.82%) F5
8 39 (7.82%) Juniper
9 36 (7.21%) SolarWinds
10 35 (7.01%) Apple
11 33 (6.61%) Citrix
12 29 (5.81%) Google
13 26 (5.21%) Fortinet
14 25 (5.01%) HP
15 22 (4.41%) Dell
16 20 (4.01%) Adobe
16 20 (4.01%) Aruba
16 20 (4.01%) Salesforce.com
17 15 (3.01%) Extreme Networks