The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Telecoms in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Telecoms over the 3 months to 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 42 101 30
Rank change year-on-year
+59 -71
Permanent jobs citing Telecoms 106 29 104
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 4.56% 1.36% 6.02%
As % of the General category 10.83% 2.66% 15.55%
Number of salaries quoted 99 22 56
Average salary £42,500 £50,675 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.13% -7.86%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,100 £30,350 £39,250
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £84,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
Telecoms
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in permanent jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

General Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
979 1090 669
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 42.07% 51.01% 38.69%
Number of salaries quoted 815 965 506
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £26,950
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

Telecoms
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Telecoms across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Telecoms Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Telecoms
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Telecoms across the Birmingham region.

Telecoms Salary Trend in Birmingham

Telecoms
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Telecoms across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

Telecoms Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing Telecoms also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Telecoms.

1 56 (38.62%) Finance
2 40 (27.59%) Banking
3 31 (21.38%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (17.93%) Cisco
5 25 (17.24%) Project Management
6 21 (14.48%) SQL
7 20 (13.79%) HTML
7 20 (13.79%) Windows
7 20 (13.79%) MVC
7 20 (13.79%) Ajax
8 19 (13.10%) JavaScript
8 19 (13.10%) .NET
9 18 (12.41%) SQL Server
9 18 (12.41%) C#
9 18 (12.41%) JSON
9 18 (12.41%) jQuery
10 17 (11.72%) Analytical Skills
10 17 (11.72%) Service Delivery
10 17 (11.72%) Microsoft
10 17 (11.72%) Cisco Certification
11 16 (11.03%) SLA
11 16 (11.03%) Scrum
12 15 (10.34%) TDD
12 15 (10.34%) Firewall
12 15 (10.34%) Nortel
12 15 (10.34%) Avaya
12 15 (10.34%) SQL Server 2008
13 14 (9.66%) WAN
13 14 (9.66%) CRM
13 14 (9.66%) Visual Studio

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing Telecoms also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Telecoms. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (4.14%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.45%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (2.07%) CMS
4 2 (1.38%) IIS
5 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.69%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.69%) Sonic ESB
5 1 (0.69%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.69%) WorkSite
Applications
1 11 (7.59%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.07%) MS Office
3 2 (1.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.69%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.34%) Firewall
2 14 (9.66%) WAN
3 11 (7.59%) VPN
4 10 (6.90%) LAN
4 10 (6.90%) VoIP
4 10 (6.90%) Symposium
5 8 (5.52%) IP Telephony
5 8 (5.52%) MPLS
6 7 (4.83%) Internet
6 7 (4.83%) DWDM
6 7 (4.83%) Wireless
7 6 (4.14%) OSPF
7 6 (4.14%) BGP
8 5 (3.45%) PABX
8 5 (3.45%) TCP/IP
9 4 (2.76%) CTI
9 4 (2.76%) PPP
9 4 (2.76%) PBX
9 4 (2.76%) ISDN
9 4 (2.76%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (12.41%) SQL Server
2 15 (10.34%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (8.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 13 (8.97%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (5.52%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.69%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.69%) Big Data
5 1 (0.69%) MySQL
5 1 (0.69%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.69%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.69%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.69%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 14 (9.66%) Visual Studio
2 13 (8.97%) ReSharper
2 13 (8.97%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (3.45%) Git (software)
3 5 (3.45%) Ant
3 5 (3.45%) JIRA
4 2 (1.38%) NUnit
4 2 (1.38%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (1.38%) Appcelerator Titanium
5 1 (0.69%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 56 (38.62%) Finance
2 40 (27.59%) Banking
3 12 (8.28%) Retail
4 9 (6.21%) Billing
5 7 (4.83%) Manufacturing
6 6 (4.14%) Legal
7 3 (2.07%) Marketing
8 2 (1.38%) Games
9 1 (0.69%) Electronics
9 1 (0.69%) Law
Job Titles
1 19 (13.10%) Developer
1 19 (13.10%) Analyst
2 16 (11.03%) Project Manager
2 16 (11.03%) C# Developer
3 14 (9.66%) C# .NET Developer
4 13 (8.97%) Web Developer
4 13 (8.97%) .NET Web Developer
4 13 (8.97%) .NET Developer
4 13 (8.97%) C# Web Developer
5 12 (8.28%) Consultant
5 12 (8.28%) Architect
6 11 (7.59%) Network Engineer
7 9 (6.21%) Telecoms Analyst
8 8 (5.52%) NOC Engineer
9 7 (4.83%) Delivery Manager
9 7 (4.83%) Hyperion Consultant
10 5 (3.45%) Solutions Architect
10 5 (3.45%) Technical Architect
10 5 (3.45%) Senior Manager
10 5 (3.45%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (13.79%) HTML
1 20 (13.79%) Ajax
2 19 (13.10%) .NET
3 18 (12.41%) JSON
3 18 (12.41%) jQuery
4 13 (8.97%) .NET Framework
4 13 (8.97%) LINQ
4 13 (8.97%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 13 (8.97%) KnockoutJS
5 10 (6.90%) CSS
6 7 (4.83%) Middleware
7 6 (4.14%) XML
8 5 (3.45%) AngularJS
8 5 (3.45%) PhoneGap
8 5 (3.45%) HTML5
9 2 (1.38%) WCF
9 2 (1.38%) WPF
9 2 (1.38%) Silverlight
9 2 (1.38%) Web Services
9 2 (1.38%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.72%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.14%) Statistics
2 6 (4.14%) User Experience
3 4 (2.76%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.38%) IVR
4 2 (1.38%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.38%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.38%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.38%) N-Tier
4 2 (1.38%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.69%) iPhone
5 1 (0.69%) Open Source
5 1 (0.69%) NHS
5 1 (0.69%) DTV
5 1 (0.69%) PMI
5 1 (0.69%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.69%) Replication
5 1 (0.69%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 20 (13.79%) Windows
2 7 (4.83%) Apple iOS
3 5 (3.45%) Windows 8
3 5 (3.45%) Android
4 4 (2.76%) Linux
5 3 (2.07%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (2.07%) Windows 7
5 3 (2.07%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.38%) UNIX
7 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.69%) HPUX
7 1 (0.69%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.69%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (21.38%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (17.24%) Project Management
3 20 (13.79%) MVC
4 17 (11.72%) Service Delivery
5 16 (11.03%) Scrum
6 15 (10.34%) TDD
7 14 (9.66%) CRM
8 13 (8.97%) PRINCE2
8 13 (8.97%) Service Management
8 13 (8.97%) BDD
9 11 (7.59%) ERP
10 8 (5.52%) Enterprise Architecture
10 8 (5.52%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (5.52%) ETL
10 8 (5.52%) Performance Management
10 8 (5.52%) Line Management
10 8 (5.52%) Continuous Improvement
11 7 (4.83%) Mentoring
11 7 (4.83%) Strategic Planning
11 7 (4.83%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (14.48%) SQL
2 19 (13.10%) JavaScript
3 18 (12.41%) C#
4 8 (5.52%) Java
5 4 (2.76%) C
6 2 (1.38%) Objective-C
6 2 (1.38%) ActionScript
6 2 (1.38%) ActionScript 3.0
7 1 (0.69%) VB
7 1 (0.69%) C++
7 1 (0.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 17 (11.72%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (8.97%) Degree
3 12 (8.28%) SC Cleared
3 12 (8.28%) Security Cleared
3 12 (8.28%) CCNA
4 11 (7.59%) CCNP
5 5 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (2.07%) ISEB
6 3 (2.07%) CCDA
7 2 (1.38%) CCSP
8 1 (0.69%) APMP
8 1 (0.69%) CCIE
8 1 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.69%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (11.03%) SLA
2 2 (1.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (1.38%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.38%) GPG13
3 1 (0.69%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 2 (1.38%) Squid
1 2 (1.38%) Snort
1 2 (1.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.69%) SRDF
2 1 (0.69%) EMC RecoverPoint
2 1 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (0.69%) vSphere
2 1 (0.69%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.69%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (2.76%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.07%) Netcool
Vendors
1 26 (17.93%) Cisco
2 17 (11.72%) Microsoft
3 15 (10.34%) Nortel
3 15 (10.34%) Avaya
4 10 (6.90%) Juniper
5 8 (5.52%) SAP
5 8 (5.52%) Oracle
5 8 (5.52%) IBM
6 7 (4.83%) Hyperion
7 6 (4.14%) HP
8 5 (3.45%) Sencha
9 4 (2.76%) Panasonic
10 2 (1.38%) VMware
10 2 (1.38%) BT
10 2 (1.38%) Blue Coat
10 2 (1.38%) Sourcefire
10 2 (1.38%) Websense
10 2 (1.38%) CheckPoint
10 2 (1.38%) Appcelerator
11 1 (0.69%) Twitter
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