Period
to 17 February 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 17 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Fibre Optics
UK > England
6 months to
17 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 827 954 1021
Rank change year-on-year +127 +67 -14
Permanent jobs citing Fibre Optics 167 138 158
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.15% 0.099% 0.096%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.38% 0.25% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 150 100 134
England median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £38,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% -8.50% +17.69%
10th Percentile £28,850 £26,200 £28,800
90th Percentile £55,000 £51,400 £60,000
UK median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +14.29% -12.50% +23.08%

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 44,207 55,320 63,505
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 38.78% 39.81% 38.75%
Number of salaries quoted 34,151 42,326 49,825
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £30,500 £30,000 £28,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +1.01%

Fibre Optics
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Fibre Optics in England

Fibre Optics
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Fibre Optics in England.

Salary trend for Fibre Optics in England

Fibre Optics
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Fibre Optics in England over the 6 months to 17 February 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 17 February 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 +152 108 £40,000 +14.29% 13
East of England +68 26 £37,500 +10.29% 7
South East +34 20 £30,000 -4.76% 12
Midlands +13 12 £31,000 -27.06% 6
East Midlands +30 9 £31,000 -35.42% 1
North of England +41 6 £38,000 +4.11% 10
Yorkshire +21 4 £38,000 - 2
West Midlands +7 4 £38,000 +23.58% 5
North West +27 2 £40,500 +68.75% 7
South West +20 2 £40,000 -27.27% 1
Fibre Optics
UK

For the 6 months to 17 February 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 75 (44.91%) Broadband
2 67 (40.12%) Telecoms
3 56 (33.53%) GIS
4 53 (31.74%) Network Design
5 45 (26.95%) Network Planning
6 41 (24.55%) BT
7 40 (23.95%) CAD
8 36 (21.56%) GPON
8 36 (21.56%) Openreach
8 36 (21.56%) Virgin Media
9 30 (17.96%) Ethernet
10 29 (17.37%) Microsoft
11 26 (15.57%) AutoCAD
11 26 (15.57%) Smallworld
12 24 (14.37%) Project Management
13 23 (13.77%) Continuous Improvement
14 22 (13.17%) Validation
15 21 (12.57%) Cisco
16 19 (11.38%) Mapinfo
16 19 (11.38%) Finance
17 18 (10.78%) Wi-Fi
17 18 (10.78%) LAN
17 18 (10.78%) Microsoft Office
17 18 (10.78%) QGIS
17 18 (10.78%) Google
17 18 (10.78%) KML
18 17 (10.18%) Structured Cabling
19 16 (9.58%) Open Source
19 16 (9.58%) WAN
20 14 (8.38%) Project Delivery

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 26 (15.57%) Smallworld
2 2 (1.20%) IIS
3 1 (0.60%) ArcGIS
3 1 (0.60%) SharePoint
Applications
1 26 (15.57%) AutoCAD
2 18 (10.78%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (7.78%) Microsoft Excel
4 10 (5.99%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.60%) OmniGraffle
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.99%) Office 365
2 1 (0.60%) AWS
2 1 (0.60%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 75 (44.91%) Broadband
2 36 (21.56%) GPON
3 30 (17.96%) Ethernet
4 18 (10.78%) LAN
4 18 (10.78%) Wi-Fi
5 17 (10.18%) Structured Cabling
6 16 (9.58%) WAN
7 12 (7.19%) DHCP
7 12 (7.19%) DNS
8 11 (6.59%) BGP
8 11 (6.59%) MPLS
8 11 (6.59%) OSPF
8 11 (6.59%) Wireless
9 9 (5.39%) 2G
9 9 (5.39%) 3G
9 9 (5.39%) 4G
9 9 (5.39%) Cisco Nexus
10 8 (4.79%) DSL
10 8 (4.79%) RSVP
10 8 (4.79%) SONET
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (33.53%) GIS
2 18 (10.78%) QGIS
3 1 (0.60%) DTS
Development Applications
1 5 (2.99%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (1.20%) LabVIEW
General
1 67 (40.12%) Telecoms
2 19 (11.38%) Finance
3 10 (5.99%) Electronics
4 7 (4.19%) Aerospace
5 6 (3.59%) Banking
6 2 (1.20%) Legal
6 2 (1.20%) Local Government
6 2 (1.20%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.20%) Publishing
7 1 (0.60%) Back Office
7 1 (0.60%) Environmental Health
7 1 (0.60%) Retail
Job Titles
1 37 (22.16%) Fibre Planner
2 28 (16.77%) Project Manager
3 16 (9.58%) Fibre Engineer
4 14 (8.38%) Broadband Technician
4 14 (8.38%) Delivery Manager
4 14 (8.38%) Fibre Technician
4 14 (8.38%) GIS Technician
5 13 (7.78%) Network Engineer
6 11 (6.59%) Delivery Project Manager
7 10 (5.99%) Design Engineer
8 9 (5.39%) Communications Officer
8 9 (5.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (4.79%) Network Planner
9 8 (4.79%) Team Leader
10 7 (4.19%) Data Centre Engineer
11 6 (3.59%) Infrastructure Manager
11 6 (3.59%) Installation Supervisor
11 6 (3.59%) Junior Project Manager
11 6 (3.59%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
11 6 (3.59%) Senior Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (10.78%) KML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.78%) Data Centre
2 8 (4.79%) Management Information System
3 7 (4.19%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (3.59%) CCTV
5 5 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.99%) Driving Licence
6 3 (1.80%) Acoustics
7 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Licensing
8 1 (0.60%) CAN bus
8 1 (0.60%) FMCG
8 1 (0.60%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (0.60%) Optoelectronics
8 1 (0.60%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 14 (8.38%) Windows
2 11 (6.59%) Linux
3 10 (5.99%) Windows Server
4 5 (2.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (2.99%) Windows 10
5 3 (1.80%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (1.80%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.20%) Unix
7 1 (0.60%) SUSE
7 1 (0.60%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (31.74%) Network Design
2 45 (26.95%) Network Planning
3 40 (23.95%) CAD
4 24 (14.37%) Project Management
5 23 (13.77%) Continuous Improvement
6 22 (13.17%) Validation
7 16 (9.58%) Open Source
8 14 (8.38%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (8.38%) Project Delivery
9 11 (6.59%) B2B
9 11 (6.59%) Change Control
10 10 (5.99%) Network Management
11 9 (5.39%) Network Monitoring
12 8 (4.79%) Budgeting and Forecasting
12 8 (4.79%) DNA
12 8 (4.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 8 (4.79%) Matrix Management
12 8 (4.79%) Programme Management
12 8 (4.79%) Scorecard
13 7 (4.19%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (1.80%) C
2 2 (1.20%) C++
2 2 (1.20%) Embedded C
3 1 (0.60%) Bash Shell
3 1 (0.60%) Python
Qualifications
1 14 (8.38%) Degree
2 9 (5.39%) HNC
3 8 (4.79%) JNCIP
3 8 (4.79%) JNCIS
4 7 (4.19%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (3.59%) CCNP
5 6 (3.59%) JNCIA
6 4 (2.40%) CCDP
7 3 (1.80%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.80%) Security Cleared
8 2 (1.20%) CCNA
8 2 (1.20%) PhD
9 1 (0.60%) CCDA
9 1 (0.60%) CIPD
9 1 (0.60%) MCSA
9 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.99%) SLA
2 2 (1.20%) GDPR
3 1 (0.60%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.60%) QA
System Software
1 8 (4.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (4.19%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (2.40%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.20%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.60%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 2 (1.20%) SCDPM
2 1 (0.60%) Ansible
2 1 (0.60%) Salt
2 1 (0.60%) SCCM
Vendors
1 41 (24.55%) BT
2 36 (21.56%) Openreach
2 36 (21.56%) Virgin Media
3 29 (17.37%) Microsoft
4 21 (12.57%) Cisco
5 19 (11.38%) Mapinfo
6 18 (10.78%) Google
7 12 (7.19%) Juniper
8 8 (4.79%) VMware
9 7 (4.19%) Dell
10 6 (3.59%) Brocade
10 6 (3.59%) Red Hat
10 6 (3.59%) SolarWinds
11 4 (2.40%) Nokia
12 3 (1.80%) F5
12 3 (1.80%) Remedy
13 2 (1.20%) Ciena
13 2 (1.20%) ESRI
13 2 (1.20%) Sun
14 1 (0.60%) NEC