Period
to 28 November 2021

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH) and a requirement for Wireless skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Wireless over the 6 months to 28 November 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wireless
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
28 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 304 208 219
Rank change year-on-year -96 +11 -105
Permanent jobs citing Wireless 278 96 69
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 0.96% 1.17% 0.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.45% 8.45% 6.65%
Number of salaries quoted 243 86 54
10th Percentile £35,500 £26,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £39,000 £40,891
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - -19.23%
75th Percentile £65,000 £73,438 £72,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £85,625 £82,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year - +14.94% -8.42%

Wireless 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 2,943 1,136 1,038
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 10.16% 13.81% 13.41%
Number of salaries quoted 2,296 1,005 895
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,700 £34,585
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% -4.55% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £72,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

Wireless
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

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

Wireless trend for jobs with a WFH option

Wireless
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

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

Wireless salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

Wireless
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing Wireless over the 6 months to 28 November 2021.

Wireless salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 28 November 2021, Wireless job roles required the following IT 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 Wireless.

1 105 (37.77%) Wi-Fi
2 95 (34.17%) Cisco
3 90 (32.37%) Firewall
4 80 (28.78%) C++
5 76 (27.34%) Cisco Certification
5 76 (27.34%) Firmware
6 62 (22.30%) C
7 58 (20.86%) CCNP
8 57 (20.50%) Social Skills
9 56 (20.14%) Ethernet
10 55 (19.78%) LAN
11 49 (17.63%) Linux
11 49 (17.63%) Software Engineering
12 47 (16.91%) TCP/IP
12 47 (16.91%) Microsoft
12 47 (16.91%) Azure
13 46 (16.55%) DNS
14 44 (15.83%) DHCP
14 44 (15.83%) WAN
14 44 (15.83%) Bluetooth
15 43 (15.47%) Palo Alto
16 41 (14.75%) VLAN
17 36 (12.95%) Computer Science
18 35 (12.59%) CCNA
18 35 (12.59%) Microsoft 365
19 34 (12.23%) Python
19 34 (12.23%) Device Driver
20 33 (11.87%) VPN
20 33 (11.87%) Embedded Systems
21 32 (11.51%) Meraki

Wireless
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 6 (2.16%) MS Exchange
2 3 (1.08%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.72%) Confluence
3 2 (0.72%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.36%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (1.08%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 47 (16.91%) Azure
2 35 (12.59%) Microsoft 365
3 7 (2.52%) AWS
4 6 (2.16%) IaaS
5 2 (0.72%) AWS IoT
5 2 (0.72%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.72%) GitHub
6 1 (0.36%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 105 (37.77%) Wi-Fi
2 90 (32.37%) Firewall
3 56 (20.14%) Ethernet
4 55 (19.78%) LAN
5 47 (16.91%) TCP/IP
6 46 (16.55%) DNS
7 44 (15.83%) Bluetooth
7 44 (15.83%) DHCP
7 44 (15.83%) WAN
8 41 (14.75%) VLAN
9 33 (11.87%) VPN
10 32 (11.51%) Internet
11 28 (10.07%) Broadband
11 28 (10.07%) MQTT
12 27 (9.71%) DVB
12 27 (9.71%) MIMO
13 24 (8.63%) MPLS
14 22 (7.91%) Network Security
15 20 (7.19%) IPv4
15 20 (7.19%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.52%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.44%) MySQL
3 2 (0.72%) MongoDB
3 2 (0.72%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.36%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 5 (1.80%) Git (software)
1 5 (1.80%) JIRA
2 3 (1.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.36%) MSTest
3 1 (0.36%) NUnit
General
1 57 (20.50%) Social Skills
2 30 (10.79%) Telecoms
3 17 (6.12%) Public Sector
4 10 (3.60%) Electronics
5 7 (2.52%) Finance
6 6 (2.16%) Advertising
7 4 (1.44%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.44%) Marketing
8 3 (1.08%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (1.08%) Banking
9 2 (0.72%) Back Office
9 2 (0.72%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 2 (0.72%) Influencing Skills
9 2 (0.72%) Local Government
9 2 (0.72%) Presentation Skills
9 2 (0.72%) Publishing
9 2 (0.72%) Retail
10 1 (0.36%) Czech Language
10 1 (0.36%) Documentation Skills
10 1 (0.36%) Law
Job Titles
1 58 (20.86%) Network Engineer
2 44 (15.83%) Software Engineer
3 40 (14.39%) Linux Engineer
4 38 (13.67%) Embedded Engineer
4 38 (13.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 38 (13.67%) Wireless Engineer
5 36 (12.95%) C++ Software Engineer
6 34 (12.23%) Firmware Engineer
7 30 (10.79%) Embedded C++ Engineer
7 30 (10.79%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
7 30 (10.79%) Embedded Linux Engineer
7 30 (10.79%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
8 27 (9.71%) Algorithm Engineer
8 27 (9.71%) C Software Engineer
8 27 (9.71%) C/C++ Software Engineer
8 27 (9.71%) DSP Algorithm Engineer
8 27 (9.71%) DSP Engineer
8 27 (9.71%) Senior Algorithm Engineer
8 27 (9.71%) Senior DSP Engineer
9 26 (9.35%) C/C++ Firmware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (10.79%) CSS
2 29 (10.43%) HTML
3 19 (6.83%) 802.1X
4 18 (6.47%) RESTful
5 13 (4.68%) Yocto
6 6 (2.16%) JSON
6 6 (2.16%) REST
6 6 (2.16%) XML
7 4 (1.44%) .NET
7 4 (1.44%) OpenCV
7 4 (1.44%) TensorFlow
7 4 (1.44%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 4 (1.44%) Unreal Engine
8 2 (0.72%) .NET Core
8 2 (0.72%) AngularJS
8 2 (0.72%) React
9 1 (0.36%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.36%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (0.36%) Flash
9 1 (0.36%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 34 (12.23%) Device Driver
2 33 (11.87%) Embedded Systems
3 32 (11.51%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 31 (11.15%) Algorithms
5 19 (6.83%) Self-Motivation
6 16 (5.76%) Driving Licence
7 11 (3.96%) Data Centre
8 10 (3.60%) Home Automation
8 10 (3.60%) Internet of Things
9 5 (1.80%) Management Information System
10 4 (1.44%) Mobile App
10 4 (1.44%) Renewable Energy
10 4 (1.44%) Robotics
10 4 (1.44%) State Machine
11 3 (1.08%) User Experience
12 2 (0.72%) CAN bus
12 2 (0.72%) Cyberattack
12 2 (0.72%) Security Operations Centre
12 2 (0.72%) Virtual Team
13 1 (0.36%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 49 (17.63%) Linux
2 32 (11.51%) Windows
3 28 (10.07%) Windows Server
4 21 (7.55%) Embedded Linux
5 15 (5.40%) Windows Server 2019
6 13 (4.68%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (3.60%) Windows Server 2016
8 6 (2.16%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.72%) Unix
10 1 (0.36%) Android
10 1 (0.36%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.36%) CatOS
10 1 (0.36%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (17.63%) Software Engineering
2 36 (12.95%) Computer Science
3 27 (9.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 27 (9.71%) Signal Processing
4 26 (9.35%) Device Driver Development
4 26 (9.35%) Requirements Gathering
5 24 (8.63%) Problem-Solving
6 22 (7.91%) Network Design
7 21 (7.55%) ITIL
8 19 (6.83%) Storage Management
9 18 (6.47%) Customer Requirements
10 15 (5.40%) Disaster Recovery
10 15 (5.40%) Microservices
11 14 (5.04%) Presales
12 13 (4.68%) Time Management
13 12 (4.32%) Change Management
13 12 (4.32%) Migration
13 12 (4.32%) Network Management
13 12 (4.32%) Patch Management
14 11 (3.96%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 80 (28.78%) C++
2 62 (22.30%) C
3 34 (12.23%) Python
4 27 (9.71%) MATLAB
5 7 (2.52%) Embedded C++
6 6 (2.16%) Embedded C
6 6 (2.16%) SQL
7 4 (1.44%) C#
8 3 (1.08%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.72%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.36%) Java
Qualifications
1 76 (27.34%) Cisco Certification
2 58 (20.86%) CCNP
3 35 (12.59%) CCNA
4 27 (9.71%) PhD
5 23 (8.27%) Degree
6 11 (3.96%) Security Cleared
7 10 (3.60%) BPSS Clearance
7 10 (3.60%) DBS Check
8 8 (2.88%) CCIE
8 8 (2.88%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (2.88%) SC Cleared
9 7 (2.52%) Computer Science Degree
10 4 (1.44%) CCDP
10 4 (1.44%) JNCIA
10 4 (1.44%) MCSA
11 3 (1.08%) CHECK Team Leader
11 3 (1.08%) CISSP
11 3 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (1.08%) JNCIS
12 2 (0.72%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.96%) SLA
2 5 (1.80%) QA
3 3 (1.08%) IEC 61508
4 2 (0.72%) NCSC
4 2 (0.72%) NIST
System Software
1 76 (27.34%) Firmware
2 27 (9.71%) Active Directory
3 14 (5.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (4.68%) Docker
4 13 (4.68%) Hyper-V
5 6 (2.16%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (1.80%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (1.44%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (1.44%) XenApp
7 4 (1.44%) XenDesktop
8 3 (1.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (1.08%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.36%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
9 1 (0.36%) NLBS
9 1 (0.36%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 11 (3.96%) Microsoft Intune
2 9 (3.24%) FortiGate
3 5 (1.80%) Cisco CUCM
4 4 (1.44%) Cisco Prime
4 4 (1.44%) Cisco UCCX
5 3 (1.08%) Ansible
6 2 (0.72%) Terraform
7 1 (0.36%) Nmap
7 1 (0.36%) OpenNMS
7 1 (0.36%) ServiceCenter
7 1 (0.36%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 95 (34.17%) Cisco
2 47 (16.91%) Microsoft
3 43 (15.47%) Palo Alto
4 32 (11.51%) Meraki
5 27 (9.71%) VMware
6 21 (7.55%) Aruba
7 14 (5.04%) Juniper
8 13 (4.68%) Fortinet
9 12 (4.32%) F5
10 11 (3.96%) CheckPoint
11 9 (3.24%) SolarWinds
12 6 (2.16%) Citrix
13 5 (1.80%) Dell
14 4 (1.44%) Extreme Networks
14 4 (1.44%) HP
14 4 (1.44%) Infoblox
14 4 (1.44%) Ruckus Wireless
14 4 (1.44%) Xilinx
15 3 (1.08%) Aerohive Networks
15 3 (1.08%) Riverbed