The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Telecoms in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Telecoms over the 3 months to 30 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 58 54 54
Rank change year-on-year
-4 0
Permanent jobs citing Telecoms 5006 5375 4736
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 4.57% 4.59% 4.35%
As % of the General category 10.25% 10.43% 9.86%
Number of salaries quoted 3955 3733 3231
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +9.37%

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

General Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
48849 51537 48023
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 44.58% 44.01% 44.15%
Number of salaries quoted 38748 39990 37836
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Telecoms
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Telecoms Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Telecoms
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Telecoms within the UK.

Telecoms Salary Trend in the UK

Telecoms
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Telecoms over the 3 months to 30 July 2015 within the UK.

Telecoms Salary Histogram in the UK

Telecoms
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Telecoms within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 2015. 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
England -5 4667 £47,500 -4.04% 671
London +7 1972 £55,000 +2.80% 248
South East -7 1377 £50,000 - 190
Berkshire -3 666 £55,000 - 78
City of London +7 518 £50,000 - 59
South West +13 436 £44,000 +10.00% 90
East of England -2 292 £40,000 -11.11% 35
Reading -6 291 £57,500 -4.16% 31
Surrey +46 251 £50,000 +17.64% 28
Bristol +5 211 £50,000 +25.00% 40
North West +26 206 £40,000 +6.66% 39
Hampshire -36 154 £45,000 - 33
West Midlands -14 146 £40,000 +6.66% 35
Yorkshire -21 143 £35,000 - 20
Buckinghamshire -13 126 £43,250 -12.62% 15
Scotland +72 110 £40,000 +19.40% 21
West Yorkshire +18 108 £35,000 -17.64% 12
Newbury +3 104 £47,500 -9.52% 22
Manchester +2 103 £42,500 +13.33% 24
Cambridgeshire -1 99 £45,000 - 14
Gloucestershire +15 91 £55,000 +29.41% 14
Hertfordshire -3 88 £40,000 -15.78% 7
Leeds +16 82 £38,250 -10.00% 8
Wales +4 82 £37,500 +25.00% 10
South Wales +5 81 £37,500 +25.00% 10
Slough -1 81 £75,000 +50.00% 10
Guildford +16 68 £56,250 +12.50% 2
Edinburgh +54 67 £40,000 -20.00% 13
Cambridge -10 66 £47,500 +5.55% 9
East Midlands -14 66 £47,500 +26.66% 12

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 3541 (34.92%) Finance
2 1944 (19.17%) Agile Software Development
3 1766 (17.42%) Degree
4 1659 (16.36%) Banking
5 1437 (14.17%) SQL
5 1437 (14.17%) Windows
6 1418 (13.99%) Java
7 1248 (12.31%) Marketing
8 1233 (12.16%) Cisco
9 1224 (12.07%) Linux
10 1183 (11.67%) Microsoft
10 1183 (11.67%) Project Management
11 947 (9.34%) Business Intelligence
12 917 (9.04%) Retail
13 907 (8.95%) MS Excel
14 889 (8.77%) ITIL
15 888 (8.76%) JavaScript
16 854 (8.42%) HTML
17 818 (8.07%) Cisco Certification
18 794 (7.83%) C#
18 794 (7.83%) SQL Server
19 784 (7.73%) Scrum
20 772 (7.61%) Analytical Skills
21 764 (7.54%) .NET
22 743 (7.33%) Oracle
23 723 (7.13%) Manufacturing
24 712 (7.02%) Firewall
25 711 (7.01%) Programme Management
26 701 (6.91%) WAN
27 700 (6.90%) VoIP

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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
1 265 (2.61%) MS Exchange
2 193 (1.90%) Tomcat
3 177 (1.75%) Apache
4 151 (1.49%) WebSphere
5 146 (1.44%) SharePoint
6 143 (1.41%) JBoss
7 122 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
8 112 (1.10%) CMS
9 110 (1.08%) Lync
10 80 (0.79%) Node.js
11 79 (0.78%) WebLogic
12 73 (0.72%) IIS
13 71 (0.70%) SAS
14 67 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
15 64 (0.63%) Apache Pig
16 62 (0.61%) OpenStack
17 52 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2013
17 52 (0.51%) WebSphere Application Server
18 36 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2007
19 31 (0.31%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 907 (8.95%) MS Excel
2 528 (5.21%) MS Office
3 169 (1.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 138 (1.36%) MS Visio
5 127 (1.25%) MS Project
6 30 (0.30%) Photoshop
7 23 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
8 18 (0.18%) AutoCAD
9 17 (0.17%) SPSS
10 13 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
11 9 (0.089%) FrameMaker
11 9 (0.089%) Acrobat
12 8 (0.079%) OmniGraffle
12 8 (0.079%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 7 (0.069%) MicroStation
14 5 (0.049%) Fireworks
14 5 (0.049%) XMetaL
14 5 (0.049%) InDesign
15 4 (0.039%) Adobe Captivate
16 3 (0.030%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 542 (5.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 43 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
3 16 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
3 16 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
4 12 (0.12%) SAP CRM
5 10 (0.099%) SAP FI
6 9 (0.089%) Primavera
6 9 (0.089%) SAP ERP
6 9 (0.089%) Remedy ITSM
6 9 (0.089%) SAP IS-U
7 8 (0.079%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 8 (0.079%) CSG Singleview
8 7 (0.069%) WebTrends
8 7 (0.069%) SAP FI/CO
8 7 (0.069%) SAP CO
8 7 (0.069%) Oracle BPM
9 6 (0.059%) INSURE/90
9 6 (0.059%) Hyperion Planning
9 6 (0.059%) Magento
9 6 (0.059%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 307 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
2 237 (2.34%) SaaS
3 130 (1.28%) Amazon EC2
4 108 (1.07%) Microsoft Azure
5 87 (0.86%) PaaS
6 77 (0.76%) Office 365
7 75 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
8 69 (0.68%) IaaS
9 34 (0.34%) Amazon S3
10 31 (0.31%) Amazon EMR
11 27 (0.27%) Google Analytics
12 22 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
13 16 (0.16%) Google App Engine
13 16 (0.16%) Force.com
14 13 (0.13%) Route 53
15 9 (0.089%) GitHub
15 9 (0.089%) Google Apps
15 9 (0.089%) Mimecast
16 7 (0.069%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 6 (0.059%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 712 (7.02%) Firewall
2 701 (6.91%) WAN
3 700 (6.90%) VoIP
4 666 (6.57%) LAN
5 580 (5.72%) VPN
6 577 (5.69%) Internet
7 572 (5.64%) TCP/IP
8 535 (5.28%) MPLS
9 487 (4.80%) Wireless
10 444 (4.38%) DNS
11 426 (4.20%) Broadband
12 328 (3.24%) BGP
13 294 (2.90%) OSPF
14 271 (2.67%) Ethernet
14 271 (2.67%) Network Security
15 226 (2.23%) Unified Communications
16 221 (2.18%) DHCP
17 214 (2.11%) SAN
18 204 (2.01%) 3G
19 184 (1.81%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 794 (7.83%) SQL Server
2 430 (4.24%) MySQL
3 348 (3.43%) Big Data
4 232 (2.29%) Relational Database
5 216 (2.13%) NoSQL
6 214 (2.11%) Data Warehouse
7 185 (1.82%) Hadoop
8 176 (1.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 171 (1.69%) MongoDB
10 150 (1.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 135 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
11 135 (1.33%) RDBMS
12 125 (1.23%) Oracle Database
13 112 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
14 109 (1.08%) Data Mining
15 87 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 77 (0.76%) BusinessObjects
17 75 (0.74%) Apache Hive
18 68 (0.67%) DB2
19 63 (0.62%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 307 (3.03%) Git (software)
2 176 (1.74%) Selenium
3 174 (1.72%) Jenkins
4 157 (1.55%) Subversion
5 134 (1.32%) JIRA
6 118 (1.16%) NUnit
7 96 (0.95%) Maven
8 73 (0.72%) Visual Studio
9 71 (0.70%) Eclipse
10 70 (0.69%) Ant
11 68 (0.67%) JUnit
12 64 (0.63%) Rhino Mocks
13 57 (0.56%) WebDriver
14 54 (0.53%) Moq
15 50 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
16 43 (0.42%) MSTest
17 40 (0.39%) HP UFT
18 39 (0.38%) Cucumber
19 38 (0.37%) ReSharper
20 36 (0.36%) TeamCity
General
1 3541 (34.92%) Finance
2 1659 (16.36%) Banking
3 1248 (12.31%) Marketing
4 917 (9.04%) Retail
5 723 (7.13%) Manufacturing
6 671 (6.62%) Electronics
7 390 (3.85%) Billing
8 304 (3.00%) Legal
9 275 (2.71%) Advertising
10 261 (2.57%) Games
11 146 (1.44%) Online Betting
12 130 (1.28%) Back Office
13 124 (1.22%) Law
14 123 (1.21%) Aerospace
15 87 (0.86%) Automotive
16 67 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
17 63 (0.62%) Publishing
18 61 (0.60%) Retail Banking
19 57 (0.56%) French Language
20 41 (0.40%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1690 (16.67%) Developer
2 1206 (11.89%) Analyst
3 692 (6.83%) Project Manager
4 659 (6.50%) Architect
5 560 (5.52%) Consultant
6 483 (4.76%) Network Engineer
7 478 (4.71%) Business Analyst
8 429 (4.23%) Java Developer
9 410 (4.04%) Senior Developer
10 329 (3.24%) Senior Manager
11 312 (3.08%) Software Engineer
12 288 (2.84%) Solutions Architect
13 268 (2.64%) Support Engineer
14 236 (2.33%) .NET Developer
15 217 (2.14%) Software Developer
16 207 (2.04%) Administrator
16 207 (2.04%) Senior Analyst
17 192 (1.89%) C# Developer
18 181 (1.79%) Service Manager
19 166 (1.64%) Account Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 854 (8.42%) HTML
2 764 (7.54%) .NET
3 638 (6.29%) CSS
4 562 (5.54%) Web Services
5 521 (5.14%) XML
6 383 (3.78%) ASP.NET
7 350 (3.45%) jQuery
8 314 (3.10%) Spring
9 297 (2.93%) HTML5
10 253 (2.50%) SOAP
11 225 (2.22%) REST
12 201 (1.98%) J2EE
13 185 (1.82%) AngularJS
14 169 (1.67%) .NET Framework
15 166 (1.64%) Hibernate
16 162 (1.60%) JSON
17 153 (1.51%) ASP.NET MVC
18 146 (1.44%) Ajax
19 143 (1.41%) Java EE
20 127 (1.25%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 772 (7.61%) Analytical Skills
2 654 (6.45%) Data Centre
3 592 (5.84%) Computer Science
4 558 (5.50%) DTV
5 331 (3.26%) Management Information System
6 280 (2.76%) Digital Media
7 208 (2.05%) User Experience
8 182 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
9 159 (1.57%) Mobile App
10 155 (1.53%) FMCG
11 134 (1.32%) PMI
12 124 (1.22%) Blackberry
13 120 (1.18%) IPTV
14 118 (1.16%) IVR
15 107 (1.06%) Video Conferencing
16 104 (1.03%) Mathematics
17 98 (0.97%) Handset
18 97 (0.96%) Online Games
19 96 (0.95%) Visualisation
20 95 (0.94%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1437 (14.17%) Windows
2 1224 (12.07%) Linux
3 648 (6.39%) UNIX
4 273 (2.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 236 (2.33%) Android
6 220 (2.17%) Apple iOS
7 191 (1.88%) Windows Server 2012
8 184 (1.81%) Windows 7
9 132 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 127 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
11 107 (1.06%) Windows XP
12 95 (0.94%) Solaris
13 76 (0.75%) Windows 8
14 73 (0.72%) CentOS
15 48 (0.47%) Mac OS X
16 44 (0.43%) Debian
17 30 (0.30%) Ubuntu
18 23 (0.23%) Windows Phone
19 22 (0.22%) Windows Vista
20 18 (0.18%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1944 (19.17%) Agile Software Development
2 1183 (11.67%) Project Management
3 947 (9.34%) Business Intelligence
4 889 (8.77%) ITIL
5 784 (7.73%) Scrum
6 711 (7.01%) Programme Management
7 667 (6.58%) Software Engineering
8 602 (5.94%) Digital Marketing
9 555 (5.47%) SDLC
10 553 (5.45%) E-Commerce
11 550 (5.42%) Stakeholder Management
12 544 (5.37%) PRINCE2
13 541 (5.34%) CRM
14 510 (5.03%) Service Delivery
15 500 (4.93%) TDD
16 455 (4.49%) OO
17 440 (4.34%) Analytics
18 409 (4.03%) MVC
19 407 (4.01%) Business Development
20 393 (3.88%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1437 (14.17%) SQL
2 1418 (13.99%) Java
3 888 (8.76%) JavaScript
4 794 (7.83%) C#
5 506 (4.99%) Python
6 445 (4.39%) C++
7 337 (3.32%) C
8 306 (3.02%) PHP
9 227 (2.24%) Perl
10 183 (1.80%) Ruby
11 179 (1.77%) Bash Shell
12 142 (1.40%) T-SQL
13 128 (1.26%) PL/SQL
14 98 (0.97%) Shell Script
14 98 (0.97%) PowerShell
15 91 (0.90%) R
16 72 (0.71%) Scala
17 65 (0.64%) VBA
17 65 (0.64%) VB
18 62 (0.61%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1766 (17.42%) Degree
2 818 (8.07%) Cisco Certification
3 534 (5.27%) CCNA
4 452 (4.46%) CCNP
5 445 (4.39%) Security Cleared
6 323 (3.19%) SC Cleared
7 252 (2.49%) PMI Certification
8 202 (1.99%) Microsoft Certification
9 188 (1.85%) ISEB
10 165 (1.63%) PMP
11 151 (1.49%) CCIE
12 149 (1.47%) CISSP
13 126 (1.24%) MCSE
14 120 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
15 90 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 87 (0.86%) ISTQB
17 74 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 67 (0.66%) CISM
19 64 (0.63%) MCP
20 59 (0.58%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 504 (4.97%) SLA
2 392 (3.87%) QA
3 155 (1.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 88 (0.87%) PCI DSS
5 70 (0.69%) ISO 9001
6 50 (0.49%) HL7
7 32 (0.32%) ISO 9000
8 31 (0.31%) Data Quality
9 28 (0.28%) ISO 14001
10 27 (0.27%) COBIT
11 24 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 23 (0.23%) PMBOK
13 6 (0.059%) DO-178B
14 5 (0.049%) FISMA
15 4 (0.039%) GMP
16 3 (0.030%) BS7799
16 3 (0.030%) GAAP
16 3 (0.030%) GPG13
17 2 (0.020%) P3O
17 2 (0.020%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 436 (4.30%) Active Directory
2 402 (3.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 118 (1.16%) Hyper-V
4 61 (0.60%) XenApp
5 44 (0.43%) vSphere
6 42 (0.41%) KVM
7 37 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
8 32 (0.32%) Firmware
9 28 (0.28%) VirtualBox
10 27 (0.27%) XenDesktop
10 27 (0.27%) VMware ESX
10 27 (0.27%) Xen
11 21 (0.21%) XenServer
12 19 (0.19%) Docker
13 16 (0.16%) vCloud
13 16 (0.16%) NFS
14 14 (0.14%) ProxySG
15 13 (0.13%) Terminal Services
16 10 (0.099%) HDFS
17 9 (0.089%) LXC
Systems Management
1 147 (1.45%) Puppet
2 132 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
3 65 (0.64%) SCCM
4 64 (0.63%) Cisco CUCM
5 63 (0.62%) Ansible
6 56 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
7 51 (0.50%) Nagios
8 37 (0.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 28 (0.28%) Vagrant
10 23 (0.23%) FortiGate
10 23 (0.23%) SolarWinds Orion
11 22 (0.22%) Nessus
11 22 (0.22%) Cisco UCCX
11 22 (0.22%) Graphite
12 21 (0.21%) WSUS
12 21 (0.21%) Cacti
12 21 (0.21%) OpenView
13 17 (0.17%) Nmap
14 16 (0.16%) Backup Exec
14 16 (0.16%) Opsview
Vendors
1 1233 (12.16%) Cisco
2 1183 (11.67%) Microsoft
3 743 (7.33%) Oracle
4 685 (6.76%) SAP
5 539 (5.32%) VMware
6 377 (3.72%) Juniper
7 300 (2.96%) HP
8 242 (2.39%) Avaya
9 219 (2.16%) CheckPoint
10 214 (2.11%) Red Hat
11 203 (2.00%) Citrix
12 179 (1.77%) F5
13 172 (1.70%) Salesforce.com
14 161 (1.59%) Huawei
15 158 (1.56%) IBM
16 131 (1.29%) Mitel
17 110 (1.08%) BT
18 109 (1.08%) Alcatel-Lucent
19 106 (1.05%) Ericsson
19 106 (1.05%) Nokia
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