Period
to 5 December 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Telecoms in permanent job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Telecoms over the 6 months to 5 December 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Telecommunications
UK > England
6 months to
5 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 153 115 96
Rank change year-on-year -38 -19 +13
Permanent jobs citing Telecoms 2,619 1,449 3,926
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 2.36% 2.84% 3.14%
As % of the General category 4.00% 5.59% 5.69%
Number of salaries quoted 1,835 1,097 2,817
10th Percentile £29,750 £27,300 £27,000
25th Percentile £41,000 £36,750 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £54,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.00% - -
75th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £63,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £83,750 £76,250
UK median annual salary £54,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +8.00% - -

Telecoms is in the General 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 common skills.

All General Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 65,395 25,903 68,976
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 58.95% 50.84% 55.21%
Number of salaries quoted 41,559 21,276 53,773
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £28,750
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
75th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £73,750
90th Percentile £97,500 £95,000 £91,250
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +2.74%

Telecoms
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Telecoms in England

Telecoms
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Telecoms in England

Telecoms
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Telecoms in England over the 6 months to 5 December 2021.

Salary histogram for Telecoms in England

Telecoms
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Telecoms within the England region over the 6 months to 5 December 2021. 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 -23 1,010 £65,000 +5.26% 182
South East -30 622 £50,000 - 185
South West -13 287 £45,000 -5.26% 73
North of England -37 272 £50,000 +9.89% 129
Midlands -5 270 £42,500 -5.56% 77
West Midlands +13 208 £42,500 -5.56% 46
North West -34 174 £50,000 +5.26% 77
East of England -50 121 £42,500 +10.39% 72
Yorkshire -42 91 £47,500 -5.00% 40
East Midlands -35 60 £42,500 +7.59% 31
North East -22 11 £24,500 -42.35% 12
Telecoms
UK

For the 6 months to 5 December 2021, IT jobs citing Telecoms 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 Telecoms.

1 903 (34.48%) Finance
2 771 (29.44%) Social Skills
3 627 (23.94%) Marketing
4 591 (22.57%) Agile Software Development
5 587 (22.41%) Business Intelligence
6 562 (21.46%) Public Sector
7 549 (20.96%) Manufacturing
8 539 (20.58%) Electronics
9 531 (20.27%) Programme Management
10 523 (19.97%) Digital Marketing
11 520 (19.85%) SAP
12 393 (15.01%) Microsoft
13 380 (14.51%) Degree
14 297 (11.34%) Azure
15 285 (10.88%) ITIL
16 282 (10.77%) Python
17 277 (10.58%) AWS
18 272 (10.39%) Project Management
19 271 (10.35%) Windows
20 268 (10.23%) Problem-Solving
21 255 (9.74%) Analytical Skills
22 249 (9.51%) Linux
23 238 (9.09%) Cisco
24 228 (8.71%) Software Engineering
25 226 (8.63%) Java
26 214 (8.17%) SQL
27 213 (8.13%) Cybersecurity
28 208 (7.94%) DevOps
29 206 (7.87%) Active Directory
29 206 (7.87%) Stakeholder Management

Telecoms
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 67 (2.56%) SharePoint
2 36 (1.37%) Confluence
3 30 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
3 30 (1.15%) MS Exchange
4 25 (0.95%) Apache Spark
5 20 (0.76%) Apache
6 18 (0.69%) IIS
7 14 (0.53%) OpenStack
7 14 (0.53%) Tomcat
8 13 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2010
8 13 (0.50%) nginx
9 12 (0.46%) CMS
10 11 (0.42%) SAS
11 8 (0.31%) Skype for Business
12 6 (0.23%) Umbraco
13 5 (0.19%) lighttpd
14 4 (0.15%) Jupyter
14 4 (0.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 4 (0.15%) SharePoint 2013
14 4 (0.15%) Tornado
Applications
1 130 (4.96%) Microsoft Office
2 73 (2.79%) Microsoft Excel
3 33 (1.26%) MS Visio
4 31 (1.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 26 (0.99%) Microsoft Project
6 16 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.27%) AutoCAD
8 5 (0.19%) Figma
9 3 (0.11%) Acrobat
9 3 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
9 3 (0.11%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.076%) InDesign
10 2 (0.076%) SPSS
11 1 (0.038%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.038%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.038%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.038%) Sketch
11 1 (0.038%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 9 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 7 (0.27%) Unica
3 6 (0.23%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 5 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
4 5 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.15%) FastStats
5 4 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.15%) Sentinel
6 3 (0.11%) Infor M3
6 3 (0.11%) JDE OneWorld
6 3 (0.11%) Shopify
7 2 (0.076%) Adobe Campaign
7 2 (0.076%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.076%) Misys Midas
7 2 (0.076%) Sprinklr
8 1 (0.038%) iTrent
8 1 (0.038%) Oracle Retail
8 1 (0.038%) Payment Gateway
8 1 (0.038%) Toggl
Cloud Services
1 297 (11.34%) Azure
2 277 (10.58%) AWS
3 182 (6.95%) SaaS
4 179 (6.83%) Microsoft 365
5 124 (4.73%) GCP
6 39 (1.49%) Power Platform
7 36 (1.37%) Serverless
8 31 (1.18%) PaaS
9 29 (1.11%) IaaS
9 29 (1.11%) OpenShift
10 23 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
11 22 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
12 18 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
13 17 (0.65%) AWS Lambda
13 17 (0.65%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
14 16 (0.61%) Salesforce Service Cloud
15 14 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
15 14 (0.53%) Azure Data Factory
16 13 (0.50%) GitHub
17 12 (0.46%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 202 (7.71%) WAN
2 193 (7.37%) Firewall
3 169 (6.45%) LAN
4 168 (6.41%) Wireless
5 147 (5.61%) Broadband
6 132 (5.04%) TCP/IP
7 114 (4.35%) VPN
8 110 (4.20%) 5G
9 105 (4.01%) Wi-Fi
10 102 (3.89%) DNS
11 88 (3.36%) MPLS
12 84 (3.21%) VoIP
13 80 (3.05%) Internet
14 76 (2.90%) HTTP
15 71 (2.71%) Ethernet
16 66 (2.52%) Network Security
17 65 (2.48%) DHCP
18 63 (2.41%) IP Telephony
19 58 (2.21%) BGP
20 54 (2.06%) SD-WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (4.58%) SQL Server
2 83 (3.17%) MySQL
3 57 (2.18%) PostgreSQL
4 53 (2.02%) Relational Database
5 51 (1.95%) NoSQL
6 40 (1.53%) Big Data
6 40 (1.53%) MongoDB
7 39 (1.49%) Tableau
8 35 (1.34%) Data Lake
8 35 (1.34%) Power BI
9 31 (1.18%) RDBMS
10 29 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
10 29 (1.11%) Oracle Database
11 21 (0.80%) Hadoop
12 20 (0.76%) BigQuery
12 20 (0.76%) Metadata
13 19 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 15 (0.57%) Apache Cassandra
14 15 (0.57%) HBase
15 14 (0.53%) GIS
Development Applications
1 104 (3.97%) Git (software)
2 95 (3.63%) JIRA
3 53 (2.02%) Jenkins
4 28 (1.07%) Cypress.io
5 25 (0.95%) Maven
5 25 (0.95%) Selenium
6 20 (0.76%) Cucumber
7 18 (0.69%) CircleCI
7 18 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
8 17 (0.65%) Subversion
9 16 (0.61%) Oracle APEX
10 14 (0.53%) JUnit
11 13 (0.50%) GitLab
12 10 (0.38%) Liquibase
12 10 (0.38%) SpecFlow
13 9 (0.34%) Mocha
14 8 (0.31%) Postman
14 8 (0.31%) SoapUI
14 8 (0.31%) Visual Studio
15 7 (0.27%) Bitbucket
General
1 903 (34.48%) Finance
2 771 (29.44%) Social Skills
3 627 (23.94%) Marketing
4 562 (21.46%) Public Sector
5 549 (20.96%) Manufacturing
6 539 (20.58%) Electronics
7 255 (9.74%) Analytical Skills
8 189 (7.22%) Retail
9 164 (6.26%) Banking
10 113 (4.31%) Presentation Skills
11 61 (2.33%) Influencing Skills
11 61 (2.33%) Legal
12 56 (2.14%) Billing
13 53 (2.02%) Organisational Skills
14 51 (1.95%) Games
15 47 (1.79%) Law
16 43 (1.64%) Inclusion and Diversity
17 42 (1.60%) Pharmaceutical
18 27 (1.03%) Advertising
19 26 (0.99%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 251 (9.58%) Developer
2 216 (8.25%) Analyst
3 209 (7.98%) Architect
4 157 (5.99%) Project Manager
5 122 (4.66%) Consultant
6 104 (3.97%) Network Engineer
7 102 (3.89%) Solutions Architect
8 93 (3.55%) Software Engineer
9 81 (3.09%) IT Support
10 79 (3.02%) IT Manager
11 70 (2.67%) Software Developer
12 66 (2.52%) Business Analyst
13 65 (2.48%) Telecoms Manager
14 64 (2.44%) Support Engineer
15 63 (2.41%) Telecoms Engineer
16 60 (2.29%) Senior Manager
17 57 (2.18%) IT Engineer
18 53 (2.02%) Administrator
18 53 (2.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 53 (2.02%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (4.12%) HTML
2 105 (4.01%) .NET
2 105 (4.01%) CSS
3 97 (3.70%) React
4 94 (3.59%) Web Services
5 87 (3.32%) AngularJS
6 78 (2.98%) Node.js
7 68 (2.60%) Spring
8 60 (2.29%) REST
9 51 (1.95%) jQuery
10 46 (1.76%) .NET Core
11 37 (1.41%) SOAP
12 33 (1.26%) ASP.NET
12 33 (1.26%) GraphQL
13 30 (1.15%) TensorFlow
13 30 (1.15%) XML
14 29 (1.11%) Jest
15 28 (1.07%) XMPP
16 27 (1.03%) Apache Flex
17 26 (0.99%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 128 (4.89%) Data Centre
2 111 (4.24%) User Experience
3 99 (3.78%) Self-Motivation
4 90 (3.44%) Management Information System
5 51 (1.95%) Driving Licence
5 51 (1.95%) Social Media
6 50 (1.91%) Algorithms
7 41 (1.57%) Smart City
8 38 (1.45%) Greenfield Project
9 34 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
10 32 (1.22%) Marketing Technology
11 27 (1.03%) Virtual Team
12 26 (0.99%) Blog
13 25 (0.95%) Fibre Optics
13 25 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
14 23 (0.88%) Public Cloud
14 23 (0.88%) SCADA
15 22 (0.84%) Cloud Native
16 21 (0.80%) Smartphone
17 20 (0.76%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 271 (10.35%) Windows
2 249 (9.51%) Linux
3 108 (4.12%) Windows Server
4 56 (2.14%) Unix
5 45 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
6 44 (1.68%) Windows 10
7 40 (1.53%) CentOS
8 29 (1.11%) Android
9 22 (0.84%) Embedded Linux
10 21 (0.80%) Windows Server 2016
10 21 (0.80%) Windows Server 2019
11 19 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 19 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
12 18 (0.69%) Apple iOS
13 17 (0.65%) Ubuntu
14 11 (0.42%) Windows 7
15 9 (0.34%) VMS
16 8 (0.31%) Solaris
17 6 (0.23%) CatOS
18 5 (0.19%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 591 (22.57%) Agile Software Development
2 587 (22.41%) Business Intelligence
3 531 (20.27%) Programme Management
4 523 (19.97%) Digital Marketing
5 285 (10.88%) ITIL
6 272 (10.39%) Project Management
7 268 (10.23%) Problem-Solving
8 228 (8.71%) Software Engineering
9 213 (8.13%) Cybersecurity
10 208 (7.94%) DevOps
11 206 (7.87%) Stakeholder Management
12 160 (6.11%) Scrum
13 152 (5.80%) Computer Science
14 151 (5.77%) Change Management
14 151 (5.77%) Service Management
15 148 (5.65%) Test Automation
16 143 (5.46%) Microservices
17 140 (5.35%) Analytics
18 139 (5.31%) Project Delivery
19 117 (4.47%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 282 (10.77%) Python
2 226 (8.63%) Java
3 214 (8.17%) SQL
4 190 (7.25%) JavaScript
5 106 (4.05%) C#
6 104 (3.97%) C++
7 96 (3.67%) C
8 76 (2.90%) Bash Shell
9 56 (2.14%) PowerShell
10 52 (1.99%) TypeScript
11 42 (1.60%) Go
12 41 (1.57%) R
13 35 (1.34%) Perl
14 32 (1.22%) T-SQL
15 28 (1.07%) Java 8
15 28 (1.07%) PHP
16 25 (0.95%) Java 11
17 21 (0.80%) VB.NET
18 20 (0.76%) Ruby
19 18 (0.69%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 380 (14.51%) Degree
2 119 (4.54%) Cisco Certification
3 118 (4.51%) Security Cleared
4 94 (3.59%) SC Cleared
5 84 (3.21%) CCNP
6 69 (2.63%) CCNA
7 49 (1.87%) ITIL Certification
8 41 (1.57%) PMI Certification
9 39 (1.49%) PMP
10 37 (1.41%) CISSP
11 36 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
12 35 (1.34%) Computer Science Degree
13 32 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 31 (1.18%) Master's Degree
15 23 (0.88%) CISM
16 22 (0.84%) MCSA
17 20 (0.76%) HNC
18 18 (0.69%) CISA
18 18 (0.69%) HND
19 16 (0.61%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 137 (5.23%) QA
2 101 (3.86%) SLA
3 77 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 58 (2.21%) NIST
5 50 (1.91%) PMO
6 33 (1.26%) GDPR
7 32 (1.22%) PCI DSS
8 16 (0.61%) Cyber Essentials
9 12 (0.46%) Good Clinical Practice
10 11 (0.42%) Accessibility
11 10 (0.38%) Actionable Recommendations
11 10 (0.38%) COBIT
11 10 (0.38%) GRC
12 8 (0.31%) Data Quality
12 8 (0.31%) NCSC
13 7 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 6 (0.23%) COSO
15 5 (0.19%) ISO 9001
15 5 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 4 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 206 (7.87%) Active Directory
2 177 (6.76%) Docker
3 90 (3.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 38 (1.45%) Hyper-V
5 30 (1.15%) Firmware
6 22 (0.84%) vSphere
7 21 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
8 12 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
9 11 (0.42%) VMware NSX
10 9 (0.34%) iptables
11 8 (0.31%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 8 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
12 7 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
12 7 (0.27%) vCloud
13 5 (0.19%) XenApp
14 4 (0.15%) Kamailio
14 4 (0.15%) XenDesktop
15 3 (0.11%) Ceph
15 3 (0.11%) KVM
15 3 (0.11%) Squid
Systems Management
1 144 (5.50%) Kubernetes
2 84 (3.21%) Ansible
3 76 (2.90%) Terraform
4 40 (1.53%) Puppet
5 25 (0.95%) SCCM
6 22 (0.84%) Kibana
7 21 (0.80%) Grafana
7 21 (0.80%) Microsoft Intune
8 20 (0.76%) Graylog
9 17 (0.65%) Single Sign-On
10 13 (0.50%) Kubeflow
11 12 (0.46%) Cisco Prime
11 12 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
11 12 (0.46%) Prometheus
11 12 (0.46%) SCOM
12 11 (0.42%) Nessus
12 11 (0.42%) ZABBIX
13 10 (0.38%) Cisco CUCM
13 10 (0.38%) WSUS
14 9 (0.34%) Nagios
Vendors
1 520 (19.85%) SAP
2 393 (15.01%) Microsoft
3 238 (9.09%) Cisco
4 155 (5.92%) VMware
5 120 (4.58%) Google
6 89 (3.40%) Oracle
7 56 (2.14%) Salesforce.com
8 43 (1.64%) ServiceNow
9 41 (1.57%) Juniper
10 39 (1.49%) Citrix
11 34 (1.30%) EMC
12 31 (1.18%) Apple
12 31 (1.18%) Remedy
13 29 (1.11%) Dell
13 29 (1.11%) Red Hat
14 26 (0.99%) F5
15 25 (0.95%) Avaya
15 25 (0.95%) HP
15 25 (0.95%) SolarWinds
16 21 (0.80%) IBM