The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Telecoms in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Telecoms over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 82 78 83
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +5
Permanent jobs citing Telecoms 215 206 252
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.92% 3.03% 3.16%
As % of the General category 7.13% 9.18% 9.38%
Number of salaries quoted 168 127 174
Average salary £42,500 £38,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.38% +13.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,350 £24,000 £25,150
10% offered a salary of more than £65,750 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
Telecoms
England

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

General Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
3015 2245 2686
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 40.93% 33.05% 33.68%
Number of salaries quoted 2559 1821 2356
Average salary £41,500 £38,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.21% +1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

Telecoms
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Telecoms Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Telecoms
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Telecoms Salary Trend in the North West

Telecoms
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Telecoms across the North West region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Telecoms Salary Histogram in the North West

Telecoms
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Telecoms within the North West region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -12 114 £42,500 +13.33% 32
Cheshire -12 66 £35,000 -17.64% 12
Lancashire +13 20 £42,500 +32.81% 4
Merseyside +17 7 £38,250 +17.69% 2
Telecoms
England

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 85 (21.96%) Finance
2 78 (20.16%) Project Management
3 71 (18.35%) Agile Software Development
4 61 (15.76%) Microsoft
5 50 (12.92%) .NET
6 46 (11.89%) Degree
6 46 (11.89%) C#
7 45 (11.63%) Java
7 45 (11.63%) VoIP
8 43 (11.11%) MS Excel
9 41 (10.59%) SQL
9 41 (10.59%) HTML
10 39 (10.08%) Banking
10 39 (10.08%) Billing
11 38 (9.82%) CSS
11 38 (9.82%) SQL Server
11 38 (9.82%) ITIL
11 38 (9.82%) Service Delivery
12 36 (9.30%) Windows
13 35 (9.04%) JavaScript
14 33 (8.53%) MVC
15 32 (8.27%) jQuery
16 31 (8.01%) Linux
17 30 (7.75%) PRINCE2
18 29 (7.49%) Cisco
18 29 (7.49%) WAN
18 29 (7.49%) LAN
19 28 (7.24%) Internet
19 28 (7.24%) MS Office
20 27 (6.98%) SLA

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 14 (3.62%) SharePoint
2 11 (2.84%) SAS
3 10 (2.58%) MS Exchange
4 9 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (2.07%) WebLogic
6 4 (1.03%) Apache
6 4 (1.03%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.78%) Lync
8 2 (0.52%) Apache ServiceMix
8 2 (0.52%) JBoss
8 2 (0.52%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.52%) Mule
8 2 (0.52%) WordPress
8 2 (0.52%) Liferay
8 2 (0.52%) Confluence
Applications
1 43 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 28 (7.24%) MS Office
3 20 (5.17%) MS Project
4 11 (2.84%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (1.81%) AutoCAD
6 4 (1.03%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.52%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (1.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (1.03%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.03%) HFM
3 3 (0.78%) Visualfiles
4 1 (0.26%) Magento
4 1 (0.26%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.26%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.33%) Office 365
2 5 (1.29%) SaaS
3 2 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.26%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (11.63%) VoIP
2 29 (7.49%) WAN
2 29 (7.49%) LAN
3 28 (7.24%) Internet
4 26 (6.72%) TCP/IP
5 21 (5.43%) Ethernet
6 20 (5.17%) Unified Communications
7 17 (4.39%) Wireless
7 17 (4.39%) DNS
8 15 (3.88%) Broadband
9 14 (3.62%) Firewall
10 12 (3.10%) DHCP
11 11 (2.84%) IP Telephony
11 11 (2.84%) VPN
11 11 (2.84%) PBX
12 10 (2.58%) DECT
13 9 (2.33%) iSCSI
13 9 (2.33%) NAS
13 9 (2.33%) Asterisk PBX
14 8 (2.07%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (9.82%) SQL Server
2 26 (6.72%) MySQL
3 13 (3.36%) DB2
3 13 (3.36%) RavenDB
4 9 (2.33%) BusinessObjects
5 8 (2.07%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (2.07%) QlikView
5 8 (2.07%) Hadoop
5 8 (2.07%) Big Data
6 5 (1.29%) Relational Database
6 5 (1.29%) MongoDB
6 5 (1.29%) NoSQL
6 5 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (1.29%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (1.03%) Essbase
7 4 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (1.03%) Oracle BI EE
7 4 (1.03%) Oracle ODI
8 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 27 (6.98%) Git (software)
2 19 (4.91%) JIRA
3 18 (4.65%) Subversion
4 15 (3.88%) Visual Studio
5 13 (3.36%) ReSharper
6 5 (1.29%) Eclipse
7 3 (0.78%) Ant
7 3 (0.78%) Eclipse RCP
8 2 (0.52%) Mockito
8 2 (0.52%) JUnit
8 2 (0.52%) Maven
8 2 (0.52%) SilkPerformer
8 2 (0.52%) Dreamweaver
8 2 (0.52%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.26%) Gradle
General
1 85 (21.96%) Finance
2 39 (10.08%) Banking
2 39 (10.08%) Billing
3 25 (6.46%) Retail
4 19 (4.91%) Marketing
5 8 (2.07%) French Language
5 8 (2.07%) Spanish Language
5 8 (2.07%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.81%) Electronics
6 7 (1.81%) Legal
7 5 (1.29%) Aerospace
8 4 (1.03%) Law
9 3 (0.78%) Publishing
10 2 (0.52%) Advertising
11 1 (0.26%) Games
11 1 (0.26%) Military
11 1 (0.26%) Automotive
11 1 (0.26%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 64 (16.54%) Project Manager
2 51 (13.18%) Developer
3 41 (10.59%) Analyst
4 27 (6.98%) .NET Developer
5 23 (5.94%) Consultant
6 20 (5.17%) C# Developer
7 19 (4.91%) Business Analyst
8 18 (4.65%) Service Manager
9 17 (4.39%) Sales Executive
10 16 (4.13%) Software Developer
10 16 (4.13%) Senior Developer
10 16 (4.13%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 16 (4.13%) C# .NET Developer
11 15 (3.88%) ASP.NET Developer
12 14 (3.62%) Telecoms Project Manager
13 13 (3.36%) .NET Software Developer
14 12 (3.10%) Architect
14 12 (3.10%) Systems Analyst
14 12 (3.10%) Delivery Manager
14 12 (3.10%) Business Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (12.92%) .NET
2 41 (10.59%) HTML
3 38 (9.82%) CSS
4 32 (8.27%) jQuery
5 24 (6.20%) ASP.NET
6 23 (5.94%) Backbone.js
7 19 (4.91%) LINQ
8 13 (3.36%) .NET Framework
8 13 (3.36%) RabbitMQ
9 10 (2.58%) Web Services
10 8 (2.07%) JSP
11 7 (1.81%) XML
11 7 (1.81%) JSON
12 6 (1.55%) Ajax
12 6 (1.55%) AngularJS
13 5 (1.29%) HTML5
13 5 (1.29%) RESTful
13 5 (1.29%) Apache Flex
14 4 (1.03%) Spring
14 4 (1.03%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 26 (6.72%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (5.17%) Computer Science
3 15 (3.88%) Management Information System
4 11 (2.84%) Algorithms
4 11 (2.84%) iSeries
5 9 (2.33%) Life Science
6 8 (2.07%) Mathematics
6 8 (2.07%) Data Integration
7 7 (1.81%) AS400
7 7 (1.81%) DTV
8 4 (1.03%) EPoS
8 4 (1.03%) NHS
8 4 (1.03%) CESG
8 4 (1.03%) SCADA
8 4 (1.03%) User Experience
9 3 (0.78%) Statistics
9 3 (0.78%) N-Tier
9 3 (0.78%) IVR
10 2 (0.52%) GIS
10 2 (0.52%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 36 (9.30%) Windows
2 31 (8.01%) Linux
3 20 (5.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (3.62%) Windows XP
5 11 (2.84%) Windows 7
5 11 (2.84%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (2.58%) UNIX
7 9 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (2.33%) Windows Vista
8 7 (1.81%) Solaris
9 4 (1.03%) Debian
9 4 (1.03%) Android
9 4 (1.03%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.78%) Windows Phone
11 2 (0.52%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.26%) CentOS
12 1 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.26%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.26%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (20.16%) Project Management
2 71 (18.35%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (9.82%) ITIL
3 38 (9.82%) Service Delivery
4 33 (8.53%) MVC
5 30 (7.75%) PRINCE2
6 26 (6.72%) OOP
6 26 (6.72%) Scrum
7 25 (6.46%) Business Development
8 24 (6.20%) Business Intelligence
8 24 (6.20%) Continuous Improvement
9 23 (5.94%) Domain-Driven Design
9 23 (5.94%) Unit Testing
9 23 (5.94%) B2B
10 22 (5.68%) Continuous Integration
11 20 (5.17%) Stakeholder Management
12 17 (4.39%) Analytics
12 17 (4.39%) Coaching
13 16 (4.13%) Change Management
14 15 (3.88%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (11.89%) C#
2 45 (11.63%) Java
3 41 (10.59%) SQL
4 35 (9.04%) JavaScript
5 21 (5.43%) PHP
6 13 (3.36%) PHP5
7 11 (2.84%) C
8 5 (1.29%) VB
8 5 (1.29%) T-SQL
9 4 (1.03%) VBScript
9 4 (1.03%) Perl
9 4 (1.03%) PowerShell
10 3 (0.78%) VB.NET
10 3 (0.78%) VBA
11 2 (0.52%) Python
11 2 (0.52%) Ruby
11 2 (0.52%) C++
11 2 (0.52%) RPG
12 1 (0.26%) Tcl
12 1 (0.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 46 (11.89%) Degree
2 20 (5.17%) Cisco Certification
3 19 (4.91%) Security Cleared
4 17 (4.39%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (3.88%) CCNA
6 14 (3.62%) MCSE
7 13 (3.36%) CCNP
8 10 (2.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 9 (2.33%) ISEB
10 7 (1.81%) SC Cleared
10 7 (1.81%) PMP
10 7 (1.81%) PMI Certification
11 6 (1.55%) MCP
12 5 (1.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 4 (1.03%) HND
13 4 (1.03%) MOS
14 3 (0.78%) JNCIS
14 3 (0.78%) JNCIP
14 3 (0.78%) CCDP
14 3 (0.78%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (6.98%) SLA
2 19 (4.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (3.10%) QA
4 11 (2.84%) ISO 9001
5 10 (2.58%) ISO 14001
6 4 (1.03%) JSP 440
System Software
1 16 (4.13%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.03%) XenApp
3 4 (1.03%) XenDesktop
4 3 (0.78%) Kamailio
5 2 (0.52%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.52%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.26%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 5 (1.29%) Cacti
2 4 (1.03%) EdgeSight
3 3 (0.78%) Nagios
4 2 (0.52%) Zenoss
4 2 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 61 (15.76%) Microsoft
2 29 (7.49%) Cisco
3 23 (5.94%) Oracle
4 17 (4.39%) Fujitsu
5 16 (4.13%) Mitel
5 16 (4.13%) Avaya
6 13 (3.36%) Juniper
7 12 (3.10%) Business Objects
8 11 (2.84%) VMware
9 9 (2.33%) BT
9 9 (2.33%) IBM
10 8 (2.07%) Cognos
11 7 (1.81%) SAP
12 6 (1.55%) NEC
12 6 (1.55%) Citrix
13 5 (1.29%) Planview
13 5 (1.29%) Sun
13 5 (1.29%) Hyperion
14 4 (1.03%) Informatica
14 4 (1.03%) Fortinet
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