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 1 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 54 63 41
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -22
Permanent jobs citing Telecoms 67 45 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.73% 2.67% 4.65%
As % of the General category 10.77% 5.78% 12.25%
Number of salaries quoted 50 35 38
Average salary £45,000 £55,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.18% +48.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £34,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £85,000 £51,380
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +12.50%
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
622 778 653
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 34.63% 46.23% 37.99%
Number of salaries quoted 485 678 471
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +1.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £32,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%

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 1 April 2015.

Telecoms Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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 38 (25.85%) Finance
2 33 (22.45%) HTML
2 33 (22.45%) SQL
3 29 (19.73%) C#
3 29 (19.73%) SQL Server
4 28 (19.05%) .NET
5 27 (18.37%) Visual Studio
5 27 (18.37%) Banking
5 27 (18.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 27 (18.37%) Team Foundation Server
6 25 (17.01%) CSS
6 25 (17.01%) JSON
7 24 (16.33%) JavaScript
7 24 (16.33%) MVC
7 24 (16.33%) Agile Software Development
7 24 (16.33%) Ajax
7 24 (16.33%) jQuery
7 24 (16.33%) Responsive Web Design
7 24 (16.33%) Mobile Development
8 22 (14.97%) Firewall
8 22 (14.97%) Scrum
8 22 (14.97%) TDD
8 22 (14.97%) .NET Framework
8 22 (14.97%) ReSharper
8 22 (14.97%) LINQ
8 22 (14.97%) SQL Server 2008
8 22 (14.97%) BDD
8 22 (14.97%) Entity Framework
8 22 (14.97%) KnockoutJS
8 22 (14.97%) SQL Server 2012

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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 13 (8.84%) WebSphere
2 6 (4.08%) WebSphere Application Server
2 6 (4.08%) JBoss
3 5 (3.40%) IIS
3 5 (3.40%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (3.40%) MS Exchange
3 5 (3.40%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.68%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (4.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.68%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle CRM
Communications & Networking
1 22 (14.97%) Firewall
2 19 (12.93%) VPN
3 16 (10.88%) WAN
4 13 (8.84%) MPLS
5 11 (7.48%) VoIP
5 11 (7.48%) VPLS
6 10 (6.80%) TCP/IP
6 10 (6.80%) Unified Communications
6 10 (6.80%) Ethernet
7 7 (4.76%) VLAN
8 6 (4.08%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (4.08%) SSL
8 6 (4.08%) Internet
9 5 (3.40%) DNS
9 5 (3.40%) Network Security
9 5 (3.40%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (2.72%) Symposium
10 4 (2.72%) LAN
11 3 (2.04%) OSPF
12 2 (1.36%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (19.73%) SQL Server
2 27 (18.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 22 (14.97%) SQL Server 2008
3 22 (14.97%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (4.08%) Relational Database
4 6 (4.08%) DB2
4 6 (4.08%) RDBMS
5 5 (3.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.36%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 27 (18.37%) Visual Studio
1 27 (18.37%) Team Foundation Server
2 22 (14.97%) ReSharper
3 2 (1.36%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.36%) JIRA
3 2 (1.36%) Ant
General
1 38 (25.85%) Finance
2 27 (18.37%) Banking
3 12 (8.16%) Retail
4 6 (4.08%) Retail Banking
5 5 (3.40%) Marketing
6 4 (2.72%) Billing
6 4 (2.72%) Electronics
6 4 (2.72%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.68%) Legal
Job Titles
1 30 (20.41%) Developer
2 26 (17.69%) .NET Developer
3 25 (17.01%) Project Manager
4 22 (14.97%) Web Developer
4 22 (14.97%) C# Developer
4 22 (14.97%) .NET Web Developer
4 22 (14.97%) C# Web Developer
4 22 (14.97%) C# .NET Developer
5 21 (14.29%) Consultant
6 14 (9.52%) Analyst
7 12 (8.16%) Network Engineer
8 10 (6.80%) Sales Consultant
8 10 (6.80%) Junior
8 10 (6.80%) Junior .NET Developer
8 10 (6.80%) Junior Web Developer
8 10 (6.80%) Junior .NET Web Developer
8 10 (6.80%) Junior C# Developer
8 10 (6.80%) Junior Developer
8 10 (6.80%) Pre Sales Consultant
8 10 (6.80%) Junior C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (22.45%) HTML
2 28 (19.05%) .NET
3 25 (17.01%) CSS
3 25 (17.01%) JSON
4 24 (16.33%) jQuery
4 24 (16.33%) Ajax
5 22 (14.97%) .NET Framework
5 22 (14.97%) LINQ
5 22 (14.97%) Entity Framework
5 22 (14.97%) KnockoutJS
6 12 (8.16%) XML
7 6 (4.08%) Java EE
8 3 (2.04%) AngularJS
9 2 (1.36%) PhoneGap
9 2 (1.36%) HTML5
10 1 (0.68%) JSP
10 1 (0.68%) J2EE
10 1 (0.68%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.44%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.08%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (2.72%) DTV
4 2 (1.36%) Handset
4 2 (1.36%) User Experience
4 2 (1.36%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.68%) PMI
5 1 (0.68%) NHS
5 1 (0.68%) IVR
5 1 (0.68%) Statistics
5 1 (0.68%) Informatics
5 1 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 18 (12.24%) Windows
2 8 (5.44%) UNIX
3 7 (4.76%) Linux
3 7 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (3.40%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.36%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.36%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.36%) Windows 8
5 2 (1.36%) Windows XP
5 2 (1.36%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.36%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (16.33%) MVC
1 24 (16.33%) Agile Software Development
1 24 (16.33%) Responsive Web Design
1 24 (16.33%) Mobile Development
2 22 (14.97%) BDD
2 22 (14.97%) TDD
2 22 (14.97%) Scrum
3 16 (10.88%) Service Delivery
4 15 (10.20%) Mentoring
5 13 (8.84%) Time Management
5 13 (8.84%) PRINCE2
6 11 (7.48%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (7.48%) Business Development
7 10 (6.80%) ITIL
8 9 (6.12%) Coaching
9 8 (5.44%) Change Control
9 8 (5.44%) Project Planning
9 8 (5.44%) SOA
10 7 (4.76%) Service Management
10 7 (4.76%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (22.45%) SQL
2 29 (19.73%) C#
3 24 (16.33%) JavaScript
4 16 (10.88%) Java
5 5 (3.40%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.36%) VB
6 2 (1.36%) C++
Qualifications
1 16 (10.88%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (9.52%) CCNA
3 13 (8.84%) Degree
3 13 (8.84%) SC Cleared
3 13 (8.84%) Security Cleared
4 12 (8.16%) CCNP
5 4 (2.72%) CCSA
5 4 (2.72%) CCSE
6 3 (2.04%) ISEB
7 1 (0.68%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (9.52%) SLA
2 10 (6.80%) QA
3 1 (0.68%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (3.40%) Hyper-V
2 5 (3.40%) Terminal Services
3 2 (1.36%) VMware ESX
3 2 (1.36%) Snort
4 1 (0.68%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (3.40%) Nagios
2 1 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (13.61%) Cisco
2 16 (10.88%) Avaya
3 7 (4.76%) Oracle
3 7 (4.76%) Microsoft
3 7 (4.76%) VMware
4 5 (3.40%) CheckPoint
4 5 (3.40%) WatchGuard
4 5 (3.40%) Nortel
4 5 (3.40%) SAP
4 5 (3.40%) Juniper
5 4 (2.72%) Mitel
5 4 (2.72%) F5
6 2 (1.36%) Sourcefire
6 2 (1.36%) Sencha
7 1 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.68%) Brocade
7 1 (0.68%) Fortinet
7 1 (0.68%) Ericsson
7 1 (0.68%) Siebel
7 1 (0.68%) Citrix
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