Period
to 22 September 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Fibre Optics in permanent job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Fibre Optics over the 6 months to 22 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Fibre Optics
UK > England
6 months to
22 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 606 920 1001
Rank change year-on-year +314 +81 +57
Permanent jobs citing Fibre Optics 58 140 143
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.13% 0.11% 0.092%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.32% 0.28% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 55 119 155
Median annual salary £41,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.14% - -6.67%
10th Percentile £29,000 £29,750 £8,775
90th Percentile £52,550 £62,500 £48,750
UK median annual salary £41,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +17.14% - -6.67%

Fibre Optics is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 18,012 50,413 61,393
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 39.29% 39.22% 39.54%
Number of salaries quoted 14,377 38,024 47,261
Median annual salary £57,500 £53,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.48% +1.90% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £29,750 £29,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £90,000 £86,250
UK median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.52% - +5.00%

Fibre Optics
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Fibre Optics as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Fibre Optics in England

Fibre Optics
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Fibre Optics in England.

Salary trend for Fibre Optics in England

Fibre Optics
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Fibre Optics in England over the 6 months to 22 September 2020.

Salary histogram for Fibre Optics in England

Fibre Optics
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Fibre Optics within the England region over the 6 months to 22 September 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +228 22 £42,500 +13.33% 3
South East +202 22 £34,250 -2.14% 6
East of England +115 6 £32,500 -7.14% 6
North of England +192 3 £22,150 -36.71% 2
Yorkshire +136 3 £22,150 -36.71% 2
South West +132 3 £54,250 +55.00% 1
Midlands +129 1 £32,500 -18.75% 2
West Midlands +98 1 £32,500 -7.14%
Fibre Optics
UK

For the 6 months to 22 September 2020, IT jobs citing Fibre Optics also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for Fibre Optics.

1 23 (39.66%) Telecoms
2 20 (34.48%) GIS
3 17 (29.31%) Network Design
4 14 (24.14%) BT
5 13 (22.41%) Network Planning
5 13 (22.41%) CAD
5 13 (22.41%) Broadband
6 11 (18.97%) Openreach
7 10 (17.24%) Microsoft Office
7 10 (17.24%) MS Visio
7 10 (17.24%) Wi-Fi
7 10 (17.24%) Local Government
8 9 (15.52%) Structured Cabling
9 8 (13.79%) GPON
9 8 (13.79%) Validation
9 8 (13.79%) Microsoft
10 7 (12.07%) Mapinfo
10 7 (12.07%) Data Centre
11 6 (10.34%) Driving Licence
11 6 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (10.34%) Virgin Media
11 6 (10.34%) Windows Server
11 6 (10.34%) Finance
11 6 (10.34%) Windows
11 6 (10.34%) Google
12 5 (8.62%) LAN
12 5 (8.62%) WAN
12 5 (8.62%) Salesforce.com
12 5 (8.62%) QGIS
13 4 (6.90%) Mentoring

Fibre Optics
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 3 (5.17%) Smallworld
2 2 (3.45%) ArcGIS
3 1 (1.72%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 10 (17.24%) Microsoft Office
1 10 (17.24%) MS Visio
2 4 (6.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (3.45%) AutoCAD
4 1 (1.72%) OmniGraffle
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.72%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 13 (22.41%) Broadband
2 10 (17.24%) Wi-Fi
3 9 (15.52%) Structured Cabling
4 8 (13.79%) GPON
5 5 (8.62%) LAN
5 5 (8.62%) WAN
6 4 (6.90%) PPP
6 4 (6.90%) SAN
7 2 (3.45%) DHCP
7 2 (3.45%) DNS
7 2 (3.45%) Ethernet
7 2 (3.45%) HTTP
7 2 (3.45%) Internet
7 2 (3.45%) iSCSI
7 2 (3.45%) Multicast
7 2 (3.45%) TCP/IP
7 2 (3.45%) VPN
7 2 (3.45%) Wireless
8 1 (1.72%) MPLS
8 1 (1.72%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (34.48%) GIS
2 5 (8.62%) QGIS
3 1 (1.72%) Power BI
3 1 (1.72%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (3.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (1.72%) LabVIEW
General
1 23 (39.66%) Telecoms
2 10 (17.24%) Local Government
3 6 (10.34%) Finance
4 4 (6.90%) Back Office
5 2 (3.45%) Digital Economy
5 2 (3.45%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (13.79%) Fibre Engineer
2 7 (12.07%) Fibre Planner
3 5 (8.62%) Analyst
3 5 (8.62%) Cabling Engineer
3 5 (8.62%) Network Planner
3 5 (8.62%) Planning Manager
4 4 (6.90%) Data Engineer
4 4 (6.90%) Design Engineer
4 4 (6.90%) Developer
4 4 (6.90%) ICT Support
4 4 (6.90%) Network Manager
4 4 (6.90%) Network Support
5 3 (5.17%) Fibre Splicer
5 3 (5.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (5.17%) Network Engineer
6 2 (3.45%) Network Analyst
6 2 (3.45%) Network Support Analyst
6 2 (3.45%) Quality Engineer
6 2 (3.45%) Software Developer
6 2 (3.45%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.45%) .NET
1 2 (3.45%) KML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.07%) Data Centre
2 6 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (10.34%) Driving Licence
3 4 (6.90%) CCTV
3 4 (6.90%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.45%) iSeries
5 1 (1.72%) Acoustics
5 1 (1.72%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.34%) Windows
1 6 (10.34%) Windows Server
2 4 (6.90%) Linux
3 2 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (3.45%) Windows 10
3 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (29.31%) Network Design
2 13 (22.41%) CAD
2 13 (22.41%) Network Planning
3 8 (13.79%) Validation
4 4 (6.90%) Analytics
4 4 (6.90%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (6.90%) Customer Requirements
4 4 (6.90%) Mentoring
4 4 (6.90%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (5.17%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (5.17%) Continuous Delivery
5 3 (5.17%) Data Analytics
5 3 (5.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 2 (3.45%) Collaborative Working
6 2 (3.45%) Innovative Thinking
6 2 (3.45%) Network Management
6 2 (3.45%) Open Source
6 2 (3.45%) Project Management
6 2 (3.45%) Quality Management
6 2 (3.45%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.90%) SQL
2 2 (3.45%) JavaScript
2 2 (3.45%) PHP
3 1 (1.72%) C++
3 1 (1.72%) Go
3 1 (1.72%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (6.90%) Degree
1 4 (6.90%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.45%) JNCIA
2 2 (3.45%) JNCIP
2 2 (3.45%) JNCIS
2 2 (3.45%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.72%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.45%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.72%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (6.90%) Active Directory
1 4 (6.90%) Hyper-V
2 2 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (1.72%) Grafana
1 1 (1.72%) Nagios
1 1 (1.72%) Puppet
Vendors
1 14 (24.14%) BT
2 11 (18.97%) Openreach
3 8 (13.79%) Microsoft
4 7 (12.07%) Mapinfo
5 6 (10.34%) Google
5 6 (10.34%) Virgin Media
6 5 (8.62%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (6.90%) Oracle
8 2 (3.45%) Dell
8 2 (3.45%) Juniper
8 2 (3.45%) Red Hat
8 2 (3.45%) SAP
8 2 (3.45%) SolarWinds
8 2 (3.45%) VMware
9 1 (1.72%) Hyperoptic
9 1 (1.72%) Remedy