Period
to 24 February 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Telecoms in permanent job vacancies advertised in the North of England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Telecoms over the 6 months to 24 February 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Telecommunications
England > North of England
6 months to
24 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 126 156 110
Rank change year-on-year +30 -46 +26
Permanent jobs citing Telecoms 242 303 513
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North of England 2.24% 1.93% 2.75%
As % of the General category 7.34% 5.65% 7.43%
Number of salaries quoted 186 260 426
Median annual salary £50,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% -5.88% -
10th Percentile £32,250 £21,250 £20,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -

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 the North of England with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
North of England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 3,296 5,364 6,906
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 30.44% 34.10% 36.95%
Number of salaries quoted 2,580 4,056 5,411
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £28,613 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £70,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%

Telecoms
Job Vacancy Trend in the North of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Telecoms in the North of England

Telecoms
Salary Trend in the North of England

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

Salary trend for Telecoms in the North of England

Telecoms
Salary Histogram in the North of England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Telecoms in the North of England over the 6 months to 24 February 2021.

Salary histogram for Telecoms in the North of England

Telecoms
Job Locations in the North of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Telecoms within the North of England region over the 6 months to 24 February 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
North West +46 113 £55,000 +22.91% 45
Yorkshire +9 109 £48,500 +27.63% 39
North East +7 20 £35,000 -24.66% 10
Telecoms
England

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 North of England region with a requirement for Telecoms.

1 60 (24.79%) Finance
2 50 (20.66%) Manufacturing
3 49 (20.25%) Wireless
4 48 (19.83%) Windows
5 46 (19.01%) Firewall
6 40 (16.53%) Broadband
6 40 (16.53%) Agile Software Development
7 39 (16.12%) Microsoft
8 38 (15.70%) TCP/IP
9 37 (15.29%) VoIP
10 36 (14.88%) Cisco
11 35 (14.46%) Python
12 34 (14.05%) Linux
12 34 (14.05%) AWS
13 33 (13.64%) Computer Science
14 32 (13.22%) Wi-Fi
14 32 (13.22%) Programme Management
15 31 (12.81%) Continuous Integration
16 30 (12.40%) Electronics
16 30 (12.40%) Project Management
16 30 (12.40%) C
16 30 (12.40%) Ethernet
17 29 (11.98%) C++
17 29 (11.98%) Wireshark
17 29 (11.98%) Public Sector
18 27 (11.16%) Marketing
18 27 (11.16%) Azure
18 27 (11.16%) VPN
18 27 (11.16%) MPLS
18 27 (11.16%) CCNP

Telecoms
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North of 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 10 (4.13%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (1.65%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.24%) Apache
3 3 (1.24%) Apache Spark
3 3 (1.24%) Confluence
4 1 (0.41%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.41%) nginx
4 1 (0.41%) OpenStack
Applications
1 14 (5.79%) SOLIDWORKS
2 12 (4.96%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (1.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.24%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.83%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 34 (14.05%) AWS
2 27 (11.16%) Azure
3 16 (6.61%) Microsoft 365
4 10 (4.13%) SaaS
5 8 (3.31%) GCP
6 3 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (1.24%) Serverless
7 2 (0.83%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.83%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (0.83%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.83%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 2 (0.83%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (0.83%) CloudFront
7 2 (0.83%) IaaS
7 2 (0.83%) Power Platform
8 1 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.41%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 49 (20.25%) Wireless
2 46 (19.01%) Firewall
3 40 (16.53%) Broadband
4 38 (15.70%) TCP/IP
5 37 (15.29%) VoIP
6 32 (13.22%) Wi-Fi
7 30 (12.40%) Ethernet
8 29 (11.98%) Wireshark
9 27 (11.16%) MPLS
9 27 (11.16%) VPN
10 26 (10.74%) HTTP
11 24 (9.92%) DNS
12 22 (9.09%) 802.11
12 22 (9.09%) HTTPS
12 22 (9.09%) MQTT
12 22 (9.09%) STUN
12 22 (9.09%) WAN
13 21 (8.68%) BGP
13 21 (8.68%) LAN
14 18 (7.44%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (8.68%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.72%) NoSQL
3 6 (2.48%) MySQL
4 3 (1.24%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.83%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (0.83%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 2 (0.83%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.83%) Power BI
5 2 (0.83%) Qlik Sense
5 2 (0.83%) QlikView
5 2 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.83%) Tableau
6 1 (0.41%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 8 (3.31%) Git (software)
2 6 (2.48%) JIRA
3 3 (1.24%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.83%) Bitbucket
4 2 (0.83%) GitLab
5 1 (0.41%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.41%) Babel
5 1 (0.41%) Balsamiq
5 1 (0.41%) PHPUnit
5 1 (0.41%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.41%) webpack
General
1 60 (24.79%) Finance
2 50 (20.66%) Manufacturing
3 30 (12.40%) Electronics
4 29 (11.98%) Public Sector
5 27 (11.16%) Marketing
6 13 (5.37%) Retail
7 10 (4.13%) Automotive
8 9 (3.72%) Local Government
9 8 (3.31%) Back Office
9 8 (3.31%) Banking
10 6 (2.48%) Billing
11 2 (0.83%) Housing Association
11 2 (0.83%) Legal
11 2 (0.83%) Social Housing
12 1 (0.41%) Advertising
12 1 (0.41%) Law
Job Titles
1 42 (17.36%) Network Engineer
2 34 (14.05%) Developer
3 25 (10.33%) Telecoms Engineer
4 22 (9.09%) Wireless Engineer
5 19 (7.85%) Design Engineer
6 17 (7.02%) Senior Network Engineer
7 16 (6.61%) IT Manager
8 15 (6.20%) Radio Engineer
9 14 (5.79%) IT Support
9 14 (5.79%) Mechanical Design Engineer
9 14 (5.79%) Mechanical Engineer
9 14 (5.79%) Radio Design Engineer
9 14 (5.79%) Senior Developer
10 13 (5.37%) PCB Design Engineer
10 13 (5.37%) PCB Engineer
10 13 (5.37%) Stress Engineer
11 12 (4.96%) Analyst
11 12 (4.96%) Broadband Engineer
11 12 (4.96%) Customer Engineer
11 12 (4.96%) Wireless Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (9.09%) 802.1X
1 22 (9.09%) XMPP
2 19 (7.85%) Node.js
3 14 (5.79%) React
4 13 (5.37%) REST
5 12 (4.96%) CSS
5 12 (4.96%) HTML
6 9 (3.72%) AngularJS
7 7 (2.89%) GraphQL
7 7 (2.89%) Vue.js
8 6 (2.48%) Laravel
8 6 (2.48%) React Native
9 5 (2.07%) .NET
10 4 (1.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 4 (1.65%) Web Services
11 3 (1.24%) .NET Framework
11 3 (1.24%) ASP.NET
11 3 (1.24%) ASP.NET Core
12 2 (0.83%) .NET Core
12 2 (0.83%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 18 (7.44%) Management Information System
2 14 (5.79%) ASTM
3 13 (5.37%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (5.37%) Data Centre
4 11 (4.55%) User Experience
5 8 (3.31%) Blog
5 8 (3.31%) Client/Server
5 8 (3.31%) Mobile App
5 8 (3.31%) Replication
6 6 (2.48%) Life Science
6 6 (2.48%) Renewable Energy
7 5 (2.07%) Acoustics
7 5 (2.07%) Smart Meter
8 4 (1.65%) Reference Data
9 3 (1.24%) Algorithms
9 3 (1.24%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.83%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (0.83%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.83%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 48 (19.83%) Windows
2 34 (14.05%) Linux
3 17 (7.02%) Windows Server
4 9 (3.72%) Ubuntu
5 6 (2.48%) Unix
6 5 (2.07%) Windows 10
7 4 (1.65%) Windows 7
7 4 (1.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.65%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (1.24%) Windows Server 2016
8 3 (1.24%) Windows Server 2019
9 2 (0.83%) Android
10 1 (0.41%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.41%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (16.53%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (13.64%) Computer Science
3 32 (13.22%) Programme Management
4 31 (12.81%) Continuous Integration
5 30 (12.40%) Project Management
6 26 (10.74%) Business Intelligence
6 26 (10.74%) Digital Marketing
7 23 (9.50%) Performance Measurement
7 23 (9.50%) Test Automation
7 23 (9.50%) Validation
8 22 (9.09%) Integration Testing
9 21 (8.68%) ITIL
10 19 (7.85%) DevOps
11 18 (7.44%) Customer Requirements
11 18 (7.44%) Kalman Filter
12 17 (7.02%) Problem-Solving
13 16 (6.61%) Service Delivery
14 15 (6.20%) Mentoring
15 14 (5.79%) Finite Element Analysis
15 14 (5.79%) Stress Analysis
Programming Languages
1 35 (14.46%) Python
2 30 (12.40%) C
3 29 (11.98%) C++
4 20 (8.26%) SQL
5 18 (7.44%) JavaScript
6 10 (4.13%) PHP
7 6 (2.48%) TypeScript
8 5 (2.07%) C#
8 5 (2.07%) Java
9 4 (1.65%) PowerShell
9 4 (1.65%) Tcl
9 4 (1.65%) VB
10 2 (0.83%) MATLAB
10 2 (0.83%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.41%) Assembly Language
11 1 (0.41%) Embedded C++
11 1 (0.41%) ES6
Qualifications
1 27 (11.16%) CCNP
1 27 (11.16%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (10.33%) Degree
3 14 (5.79%) PhD
4 12 (4.96%) Security Cleared
5 11 (4.55%) SC Cleared
6 9 (3.72%) JNCIP
7 8 (3.31%) BPSS Clearance
7 8 (3.31%) CCNA
8 6 (2.48%) JNCIA
9 5 (2.07%) CCIE
9 5 (2.07%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 5 (2.07%) Computer Science Degree
9 5 (2.07%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (2.07%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (1.24%) ISEB
10 3 (1.24%) ISTQB
10 3 (1.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.83%) A+ Certification
12 1 (0.41%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.55%) SLA
2 9 (3.72%) QA
3 5 (2.07%) PMO
4 1 (0.41%) GDPR
4 1 (0.41%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 26 (10.74%) Active Directory
2 10 (4.13%) Docker
3 6 (2.48%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.24%) FreeRADIUS
5 1 (0.41%) Firmware
5 1 (0.41%) Kamailio
5 1 (0.41%) pfSense
5 1 (0.41%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.41%) Xen
Systems Management
1 22 (9.09%) Graylog
1 22 (9.09%) Kibana
2 10 (4.13%) Kubernetes
3 9 (3.72%) FortiGate
4 8 (3.31%) WSUS
5 6 (2.48%) Cacti
5 6 (2.48%) Nagios
5 6 (2.48%) Nmap
5 6 (2.48%) SmoothWall
5 6 (2.48%) Terraform
6 3 (1.24%) Ansible
6 3 (1.24%) HP ALM
7 1 (0.41%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.41%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.41%) Grafana
7 1 (0.41%) Packer
7 1 (0.41%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.41%) SCCM
Vendors
1 39 (16.12%) Microsoft
2 36 (14.88%) Cisco
3 26 (10.74%) SAP
4 18 (7.44%) Avaya
4 18 (7.44%) HP
4 18 (7.44%) Mitel
5 15 (6.20%) Fortinet
6 14 (5.79%) ANSYS
7 12 (4.96%) Google
8 10 (4.13%) Juniper
9 9 (3.72%) BT
9 9 (3.72%) Palo Alto
9 9 (3.72%) ShoreTel
9 9 (3.72%) VMware
10 8 (3.31%) Intel
11 7 (2.89%) Draytek
11 7 (2.89%) Meraki
12 6 (2.48%) D-Link
12 6 (2.48%) Ruckus Wireless
12 6 (2.48%) Verint