Period
to 4 December 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the Midlands with a requirement for Broadband skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Broadband over the 6 months to 4 December 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Broadband
England > Midlands
6 months to
4 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 271 195 268
Rank change year-on-year -76 +73 +72
Permanent jobs citing Broadband 56 22 72
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.52% 0.46% 0.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.83% 2.73% 3.35%
Number of salaries quoted 54 4 67
10th Percentile £27,600 " £20,200
25th Percentile £33,750 £41,250 £21,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £37,500 £43,750 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year -14.29% +2.94% +17.24%
75th Percentile £41,250 £48,750 £50,000
90th Percentile £45,000 £51,000 £52,500
England median annual salary £67,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +58.82% +6.25% -

Broadband is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the Midlands with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1,461 807 2,147
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 13.66% 16.90% 18.92%
Number of salaries quoted 1,181 649 1,600
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,250 £23,500
25th Percentile £31,250 £33,250 £29,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
75th Percentile £53,750 £53,750 £53,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £65,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

Broadband
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing Broadband as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Broadband in the Midlands

Broadband
Salary Trend in the Midlands

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Broadband in the Midlands.

Salary trend for Broadband in the Midlands

Broadband
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing Broadband in the Midlands over the 6 months to 4 December 2021.

Salary histogram for Broadband in the Midlands

Broadband
Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Broadband within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 4 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
West Midlands -61 51 £37,500 -16.67% 7
East Midlands -62 5 £27,500 -35.29% 6
Broadband
England

For the 6 months to 4 December 2021, IT jobs citing Broadband 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Broadband.

1 39 (69.64%) Telecoms
2 35 (62.50%) Social Skills
3 34 (60.71%) Degree
4 33 (58.93%) Problem-Solving
4 33 (58.93%) Analytical Skills
5 30 (53.57%) Self-Motivation
5 30 (53.57%) Validation
5 30 (53.57%) EMC
6 21 (37.50%) TCP/IP
7 19 (33.93%) Software Engineering
8 17 (30.36%) Subversion
8 17 (30.36%) Embedded Linux
8 17 (30.36%) Configuration Management
8 17 (30.36%) Firmware
8 17 (30.36%) Embedded C
8 17 (30.36%) Embedded C++
8 17 (30.36%) C
8 17 (30.36%) C++
8 17 (30.36%) Linux
8 17 (30.36%) Software Architecture
9 13 (23.21%) CAD
9 13 (23.21%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 8 (14.29%) Firewall
10 8 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
10 8 (14.29%) VPN
11 7 (12.50%) DNS
11 7 (12.50%) Microsoft
11 7 (12.50%) DHCP
12 6 (10.71%) Ethernet
12 6 (10.71%) SSL

Broadband
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 2 (3.57%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.93%) Azure
1 5 (8.93%) Microsoft 365
2 2 (3.57%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.79%) GCP
3 1 (1.79%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 21 (37.50%) TCP/IP
2 8 (14.29%) Firewall
2 8 (14.29%) VPN
2 8 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
3 7 (12.50%) DHCP
3 7 (12.50%) DNS
4 6 (10.71%) Ethernet
4 6 (10.71%) IPsec
4 6 (10.71%) SSL
4 6 (10.71%) Wireless
5 5 (8.93%) VLAN
5 5 (8.93%) VoIP
6 4 (7.14%) BGP
6 4 (7.14%) Internet
6 4 (7.14%) MPLS
6 4 (7.14%) OSPF
7 3 (5.36%) LAN
7 3 (5.36%) Unified Communications
7 3 (5.36%) WAN
8 2 (3.57%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (30.36%) Subversion
2 3 (5.36%) JIRA
3 2 (3.57%) Cucumber
3 2 (3.57%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.57%) Selenium
3 2 (3.57%) TestRail
General
1 39 (69.64%) Telecoms
2 35 (62.50%) Social Skills
3 33 (58.93%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.36%) Organisational Skills
4 3 (5.36%) Public Sector
4 3 (5.36%) Retail
5 2 (3.57%) Electronics
5 2 (3.57%) Finance
6 1 (1.79%) Billing
Job Titles
1 19 (33.93%) Software Engineer
2 17 (30.36%) C Software Engineer
2 17 (30.36%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
2 17 (30.36%) C/C++ Software Engineer
2 17 (30.36%) C++ Software Engineer
2 17 (30.36%) Embedded C Engineer
2 17 (30.36%) Embedded C Software Engineer
2 17 (30.36%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
2 17 (30.36%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
2 17 (30.36%) Embedded C++ Engineer
2 17 (30.36%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
2 17 (30.36%) Embedded Engineer
2 17 (30.36%) Embedded Linux Engineer
2 17 (30.36%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
2 17 (30.36%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 17 (30.36%) Linux Engineer
3 13 (23.21%) PCB Engineer
3 13 (23.21%) PCB Layout Engineer
4 4 (7.14%) Analyst
4 4 (7.14%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 30 (53.57%) Self-Motivation
2 13 (23.21%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 2 (3.57%) Cyberattack
4 1 (1.79%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 17 (30.36%) Embedded Linux
1 17 (30.36%) Linux
2 5 (8.93%) Windows
3 3 (5.36%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.79%) Android
4 1 (1.79%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (58.93%) Problem-Solving
2 30 (53.57%) Validation
3 19 (33.93%) Software Engineering
4 17 (30.36%) Configuration Management
4 17 (30.36%) Software Architecture
5 13 (23.21%) CAD
6 6 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (8.93%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (8.93%) ITIL
8 4 (7.14%) Change Management
9 3 (5.36%) B2B
9 3 (5.36%) Capacity Management
9 3 (5.36%) Capacity Planning
9 3 (5.36%) Computer Science
9 3 (5.36%) Data Modelling
9 3 (5.36%) Infrastructure Management
9 3 (5.36%) Machine Learning
9 3 (5.36%) Migration
9 3 (5.36%) Presales
10 2 (3.57%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 17 (30.36%) C
1 17 (30.36%) C++
1 17 (30.36%) Embedded C
1 17 (30.36%) Embedded C++
2 5 (8.93%) PowerShell
3 4 (7.14%) Java
4 2 (3.57%) SQL
5 1 (1.79%) R
Qualifications
1 34 (60.71%) Degree
2 4 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (5.36%) CCNA
3 3 (5.36%) CWNA
3 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (3.57%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (3.57%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.57%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.79%) CCDP
5 1 (1.79%) CCIE
5 1 (1.79%) CCIE Service Provider
5 1 (1.79%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.79%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.79%) PMO
System Software
1 17 (30.36%) Firmware
2 5 (8.93%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (3.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 30 (53.57%) EMC
2 7 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 6 (10.71%) Cisco
4 3 (5.36%) Forcepoint
4 3 (5.36%) Fortinet
4 3 (5.36%) Google
4 3 (5.36%) Juniper
4 3 (5.36%) Meraki
4 3 (5.36%) Palo Alto
4 3 (5.36%) ServiceNow
5 2 (3.57%) Draytek
6 1 (1.79%) BT
6 1 (1.79%) Mitel
6 1 (1.79%) SAP
6 1 (1.79%) Virgin Media
6 1 (1.79%) VMware