The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Telecoms in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Telecoms over the 3 months to 7 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Telecommunications
Rank 62 56 55
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -1
Permanent jobs citing Telecoms 4131 5200 5251
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 4.59% 4.85% 4.64%
As % of the General category 11.12% 10.95% 10.71%
Number of salaries quoted 3257 4170 3771
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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
37134 47483 49048
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 41.22% 44.26% 43.35%
Number of salaries quoted 29805 38209 39155
Median salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Telecoms
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing Telecoms as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 7 December 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Telecoms within the UK over the 3 months to 7 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -3 3881 £50,000 - 1174
London 0 1589 £57,500 +4.54% 470
South East -6 1065 £47,500 -5.00% 204
Berkshire -7 471 £55,000 -4.34% 54
South West -21 332 £47,500 +5.55% 153
Reading -1 264 £60,000 +4.34% 19
East of England -9 230 £42,000 -16.00% 101
North West +11 221 £40,000 +14.28% 88
Hampshire -9 172 £37,500 -16.66% 42
Yorkshire +24 169 £31,250 -16.66% 48
Manchester +40 147 £40,000 +6.66% 38
Bristol -10 146 £50,000 +2.04% 48
Surrey -11 124 £45,000 +1.12% 35
East Midlands +26 118 £50,000 +33.33% 43
West Midlands -12 117 £40,000 +14.28% 45
City of London -50 115 £52,500 -4.54% 24
Buckinghamshire -2 109 £45,000 +12.50% 15
West Yorkshire +58 101 £32,500 -18.75% 20
Wales +3 93 £40,000 +5.26% 29
Hertfordshire +5 87 £40,000 +8.84% 25
Oxfordshire +41 84 £60,000 +50.00% 13
Gloucestershire -23 82 £52,500 -4.54% 39
South Wales +7 78 £40,000 +2.56% 12
Cambridgeshire +2 77 £47,500 -5.00% 30
Birmingham -5 71 £45,000 +28.57% 5
Nottinghamshire +42 68 £60,000 +65.51% 12
Nottingham +39 68 £60,000 +65.51% 7
Leeds +58 66 £28,000 -20.00% 8
Scotland -25 66 £45,000 - 49
High Wycombe +10 61 £45,000 -25.00% 3

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, IT jobs citing Telecoms also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Telecoms.

1 3194 (36.91%) Finance
2 1894 (21.89%) Agile Software Development
3 1728 (19.97%) Banking
4 1404 (16.23%) Degree
5 1304 (15.07%) Java
6 1262 (14.58%) Linux
7 1235 (14.27%) Marketing
8 1222 (14.12%) Cisco
9 1110 (12.83%) Windows
10 963 (11.13%) JavaScript
11 897 (10.37%) Microsoft
12 889 (10.27%) Project Management
13 875 (10.11%) SQL
14 859 (9.93%) Retail
15 827 (9.56%) Manufacturing
16 824 (9.52%) Programme Management
17 813 (9.40%) HTML
18 804 (9.29%) Cisco Certification
19 742 (8.58%) E-Commerce
20 740 (8.55%) Firewall
21 730 (8.44%) ITIL
22 726 (8.39%) .NET
23 712 (8.23%) Analytical Skills
24 694 (8.02%) Electronics
25 677 (7.82%) WAN
26 676 (7.81%) Business Intelligence
27 667 (7.71%) LAN
28 662 (7.65%) CSS
29 649 (7.50%) Python
30 644 (7.44%) SAP

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills 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
1 227 (2.62%) MS Exchange
2 165 (1.91%) SharePoint
3 159 (1.84%) Apache
4 126 (1.46%) JBoss
5 113 (1.31%) Tomcat
6 100 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2010
7 96 (1.11%) IIS
8 89 (1.03%) Skype for Business
9 82 (0.95%) Confluence
10 74 (0.86%) WebSphere
11 73 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2013
12 71 (0.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 67 (0.77%) Apache Spark
14 66 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2007
15 65 (0.75%) CMS
16 55 (0.64%) OpenStack
17 48 (0.55%) WebLogic
18 46 (0.53%) WordPress
19 45 (0.52%) Mule
20 44 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 601 (6.95%) MS Excel
2 434 (5.02%) MS Office
3 133 (1.54%) MS PowerPoint
4 92 (1.06%) MS Project
5 85 (0.98%) MS Visio
6 50 (0.58%) Photoshop
7 31 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
8 18 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 17 (0.20%) AutoCAD
10 14 (0.16%) InDesign
11 12 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
12 11 (0.13%) SOLIDWORKS
13 10 (0.12%) Mozilla Thunderbird
14 9 (0.10%) InfoPath
15 4 (0.046%) Camtasia
15 4 (0.046%) SPSS
16 3 (0.035%) InVision
16 3 (0.035%) Open Workbench
16 3 (0.035%) S-PLUS
16 3 (0.035%) Zemax
Business Applications
1 572 (6.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 30 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
3 27 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
4 18 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
5 17 (0.20%) CSG Singleview
5 17 (0.20%) SAP FS
6 16 (0.18%) Magento
7 13 (0.15%) Adobe Campaign
8 12 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
9 10 (0.12%) WebTrends
10 7 (0.081%) Postilion
11 6 (0.069%) Oracle Applications
12 5 (0.058%) Dynamics AX
12 5 (0.058%) Infor M3
12 5 (0.058%) Movex
12 5 (0.058%) Oracle CRM
12 5 (0.058%) Oracle EBS
12 5 (0.058%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 5 (0.058%) SAP CRM
13 4 (0.046%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 513 (5.93%) SaaS
2 370 (4.28%) Amazon AWS
3 195 (2.25%) Microsoft Azure
4 170 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
5 126 (1.46%) Office 365
6 74 (0.86%) GitHub
7 71 (0.82%) IaaS
8 67 (0.77%) PaaS
9 59 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
10 36 (0.42%) Google Cloud Platform
11 26 (0.30%) Google Analytics
12 19 (0.22%) Heroku
13 16 (0.18%) Google App Engine
14 15 (0.17%) Amazon S3
15 13 (0.15%) Adobe Analytics
15 13 (0.15%) Trello
16 9 (0.10%) Amazon EMR
16 9 (0.10%) IBM Cloud
16 9 (0.10%) OpenShift
17 8 (0.092%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 740 (8.55%) Firewall
2 677 (7.82%) WAN
3 667 (7.71%) LAN
4 536 (6.19%) VoIP
5 527 (6.09%) MPLS
6 492 (5.69%) VPN
7 445 (5.14%) DNS
8 444 (5.13%) Internet
9 433 (5.00%) Wireless
10 423 (4.89%) TCP/IP
11 386 (4.46%) BGP
12 310 (3.58%) OSPF
13 305 (3.52%) Network Security
14 272 (3.14%) DHCP
15 264 (3.05%) Broadband
16 230 (2.66%) Ethernet
17 214 (2.47%) Unified Communications
18 212 (2.45%) Wi-Fi
19 144 (1.66%) SAN
20 126 (1.46%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 600 (6.93%) SQL Server
2 367 (4.24%) Big Data
3 292 (3.37%) MySQL
4 254 (2.94%) NoSQL
5 217 (2.51%) MongoDB
6 125 (1.44%) Relational Database
7 110 (1.27%) Hadoop
8 99 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
9 95 (1.10%) Oracle Database
10 89 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
11 60 (0.69%) DB2
12 54 (0.62%) PostgreSQL
13 53 (0.61%) RDBMS
14 48 (0.55%) SQL Server 2014
15 47 (0.54%) Apache Cassandra
16 45 (0.52%) Apache Hive
16 45 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 38 (0.44%) GIS
17 38 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 36 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 330 (3.81%) Git (software)
2 264 (3.05%) JIRA
3 158 (1.83%) Jenkins
4 154 (1.78%) Subversion
5 133 (1.54%) Selenium
6 118 (1.36%) Visual Studio
7 103 (1.19%) Maven
8 91 (1.05%) JUnit
9 78 (0.90%) Cucumber
10 73 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
11 53 (0.61%) Ant
11 53 (0.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 51 (0.59%) gulp
13 47 (0.54%) Grunt
14 41 (0.47%) Metasploit
15 39 (0.45%) IntelliJ
16 38 (0.44%) SoapUI
17 37 (0.43%) JMeter
18 36 (0.42%) NUnit
19 35 (0.40%) Xcode
General
1 3194 (36.91%) Finance
2 1728 (19.97%) Banking
3 1235 (14.27%) Marketing
4 859 (9.93%) Retail
5 827 (9.56%) Manufacturing
6 694 (8.02%) Electronics
7 298 (3.44%) Billing
8 231 (2.67%) Games
9 173 (2.00%) Advertising
10 159 (1.84%) Legal
11 129 (1.49%) Aerospace
12 102 (1.18%) Law
13 95 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
14 87 (1.01%) Automotive
15 53 (0.61%) Back Office
16 44 (0.51%) Online Betting
16 44 (0.51%) Retail Banking
17 41 (0.47%) French Language
17 41 (0.47%) Investment Banking
18 40 (0.46%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 1588 (18.35%) Developer
2 813 (9.40%) Analyst
3 620 (7.17%) Architect
4 539 (6.23%) Network Engineer
5 486 (5.62%) Project Manager
6 436 (5.04%) Java Developer
7 428 (4.95%) Consultant
8 368 (4.25%) Senior Developer
9 306 (3.54%) Support Engineer
10 299 (3.46%) C# Developer
11 278 (3.21%) .NET Developer
12 254 (2.94%) Solutions Architect
13 226 (2.61%) Business Analyst
14 221 (2.55%) IT Manager
15 217 (2.51%) Software Engineer
16 215 (2.48%) Software Developer
17 214 (2.47%) Telecoms Manager
18 209 (2.42%) C++ Developer
19 200 (2.31%) C# .NET Developer
20 196 (2.27%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 813 (9.40%) HTML
2 726 (8.39%) .NET
3 662 (7.65%) CSS
4 395 (4.56%) Web Services
5 374 (4.32%) AngularJS
6 334 (3.86%) XML
7 322 (3.72%) Spring
8 314 (3.63%) HTML5
9 279 (3.22%) ASP.NET
10 229 (2.65%) jQuery
11 221 (2.55%) REST
12 213 (2.46%) SOAP
13 170 (1.96%) Hibernate
14 165 (1.91%) CSS3
15 163 (1.88%) RESTful
16 156 (1.80%) React
17 138 (1.59%) J2EE
18 132 (1.53%) JSON
19 131 (1.51%) Java EE
20 118 (1.36%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 712 (8.23%) Analytical Skills
2 615 (7.11%) Data Centre
3 552 (6.38%) Computer Science
4 268 (3.10%) Digital Media
5 253 (2.92%) Client/Server
6 239 (2.76%) Enterprise Software
7 229 (2.65%) Management Information System
8 220 (2.54%) User Experience
9 143 (1.65%) Mobile App
10 128 (1.48%) Mathematics
11 99 (1.14%) Fintech
12 94 (1.09%) Virtual Team
13 93 (1.07%) Driving Licence
14 92 (1.06%) Social Media
15 87 (1.01%) Visualisation
16 83 (0.96%) Algorithms
17 79 (0.91%) Physics
18 71 (0.82%) FMCG
19 70 (0.81%) PMI
20 69 (0.80%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1262 (14.58%) Linux
2 1110 (12.83%) Windows
3 444 (5.13%) Unix
4 338 (3.91%) Windows Server
5 208 (2.40%) Apple iOS
6 190 (2.20%) Android
7 157 (1.81%) Windows Server 2012
8 155 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
9 125 (1.44%) Windows 7
10 106 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 77 (0.89%) CentOS
12 63 (0.73%) Windows 10
13 52 (0.60%) Windows 8
14 47 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
15 41 (0.47%) VxWorks
16 38 (0.44%) Windows XP
17 32 (0.37%) Solaris
18 30 (0.35%) Mac OS X
19 27 (0.31%) Ubuntu
20 19 (0.22%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1894 (21.89%) Agile Software Development
2 889 (10.27%) Project Management
3 824 (9.52%) Programme Management
4 742 (8.58%) E-Commerce
5 730 (8.44%) ITIL
6 676 (7.81%) Business Intelligence
7 641 (7.41%) Software Engineering
8 626 (7.23%) Digital Marketing
9 587 (6.78%) Scrum
10 516 (5.96%) Stakeholder Management
11 435 (5.03%) CRM
12 412 (4.76%) Presales
13 400 (4.62%) Mentoring
14 387 (4.47%) MVC
15 385 (4.45%) TDD
16 381 (4.40%) OO
17 377 (4.36%) PRINCE2
18 352 (4.07%) Business Development
19 346 (4.00%) SDLC
20 293 (3.39%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1304 (15.07%) Java
2 963 (11.13%) JavaScript
3 875 (10.11%) SQL
4 649 (7.50%) Python
5 631 (7.29%) C#
6 582 (6.73%) C++
7 441 (5.10%) C
8 282 (3.26%) PHP
9 225 (2.60%) Perl
10 200 (2.31%) Bash Shell
11 168 (1.94%) Ruby
12 106 (1.23%) PowerShell
13 81 (0.94%) Objective-C
14 76 (0.88%) T-SQL
15 68 (0.79%) Scala
16 54 (0.62%) Shell Script
17 51 (0.59%) PL/SQL
18 49 (0.57%) Apple Swift
19 45 (0.52%) MATLAB
20 44 (0.51%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1404 (16.23%) Degree
2 804 (9.29%) Cisco Certification
3 537 (6.21%) CCNP
4 524 (6.06%) Security Cleared
5 423 (4.89%) CCNA
6 246 (2.84%) SC Cleared
7 181 (2.09%) DV Cleared
8 150 (1.73%) CISSP
9 133 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
10 130 (1.50%) PMP
11 125 (1.44%) PMI Certification
12 114 (1.32%) CCIE
13 96 (1.11%) ISEB
14 95 (1.10%) MCSE
15 76 (0.88%) JNCIA
16 71 (0.82%) PhD
17 65 (0.75%) MCP
18 57 (0.66%) CISM
19 56 (0.65%) CCIP
20 55 (0.64%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 393 (4.54%) SLA
2 335 (3.87%) QA
3 194 (2.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 168 (1.94%) PCI DSS
5 54 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 44 (0.51%) ISO 9001
7 31 (0.36%) ISO 14001
8 21 (0.24%) COBIT
9 16 (0.18%) FISMA
10 15 (0.17%) Data Quality
11 11 (0.13%) ISO27002
11 11 (0.13%) PA-DSS
12 10 (0.12%) ISO 9000
12 10 (0.12%) PMBOK
13 6 (0.069%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 6 (0.069%) MISRA
14 5 (0.058%) Actionable Recommendations
14 5 (0.058%) HL7
14 5 (0.058%) ISO22301
14 5 (0.058%) MiFID
System Software
1 426 (4.92%) Active Directory
2 358 (4.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 154 (1.78%) Hyper-V
4 111 (1.28%) vSphere
5 81 (0.94%) XenApp
6 71 (0.82%) Docker
7 58 (0.67%) KVM
8 47 (0.54%) XenDesktop
9 43 (0.50%) Firmware
9 43 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
10 34 (0.39%) vCloud
11 33 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
12 18 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
12 18 (0.21%) XenServer
13 17 (0.20%) Kamailio
13 17 (0.20%) OpenSIPS
14 16 (0.18%) Terminal Services
15 15 (0.17%) NFS
16 14 (0.16%) Xen
17 13 (0.15%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 186 (2.15%) Puppet
2 114 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
3 112 (1.29%) Ansible
4 98 (1.13%) Nagios
5 94 (1.09%) Nessus
6 93 (1.07%) SCCM
7 88 (1.02%) Nmap
8 61 (0.70%) Cisco CUCM
9 51 (0.59%) Cisco UCCE
9 51 (0.59%) Cisco UCCX
10 45 (0.52%) OpenVAS
11 36 (0.42%) SCOM
11 36 (0.42%) WSUS
12 31 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
13 27 (0.31%) OpenNMS
14 23 (0.27%) HP SiteScope
15 22 (0.25%) Cisco Prime
16 20 (0.23%) RANCID
17 19 (0.22%) Cacti
18 17 (0.20%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 1222 (14.12%) Cisco
2 897 (10.37%) Microsoft
3 644 (7.44%) SAP
4 499 (5.77%) Oracle
5 471 (5.44%) VMware
6 272 (3.14%) Juniper
7 239 (2.76%) Avaya
8 206 (2.38%) HP
9 192 (2.22%) Huawei
10 183 (2.11%) CheckPoint
11 169 (1.95%) Citrix
12 161 (1.86%) Red Hat
13 143 (1.65%) F5
14 127 (1.47%) Google
15 124 (1.43%) IBM
16 118 (1.36%) Mitel
17 107 (1.24%) Nokia
18 101 (1.17%) Ericsson
19 99 (1.14%) Apple
19 99 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
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