Period
to 21 September 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 21 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Broadband
England > North West
6 months to
21 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 80 288 300
Rank change year-on-year +208 +12 -21
Permanent jobs citing Broadband 361 71 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.46% 0.60% 0.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.51% 3.73% 3.86%
Number of salaries quoted 35 36 57
North West median annual salary £29,000 £30,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.33% -29.41% +30.77%
10th Percentile £20,000 £18,750 £19,500
90th Percentile £59,750 £65,000 £59,250
England median annual salary £31,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -30.00% +12.50% -

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 North West with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1,760 1,902 2,048
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 16.86% 15.95% 15.55%
Number of salaries quoted 1,151 1,558 1,660
North West median annual salary £42,500 £42,198 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.72% +8.20% +1.30%
10th Percentile £23,250 £21,250 £22,750
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £46,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -3.16% +5.56% -

Broadband
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Broadband as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Broadband in the North West

Broadband
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Broadband in the North West.

Salary trend for Broadband in the North West

Broadband
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Broadband in the North West over the 6 months to 21 September 2019.

Salary histogram for Broadband in the North West

Broadband
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Broadband within the North West region over the 6 months to 21 September 2019. 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
Lancashire +66 214 - - 3
Manchester +87 142 £42,500 +25.93% 5
Merseyside - 3 £20,000 -
Cheshire +35 2 £29,000 -17.14%
Broadband
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 2019, 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 North West region with a requirement for Broadband.

1 147 (40.72%) Telecoms
2 143 (39.61%) Degree
3 142 (39.34%) Agile Software Development
4 129 (35.73%) SDLC
5 126 (34.90%) Continuous Improvement
6 118 (32.69%) Test Automation
7 103 (28.53%) Line Management
8 102 (28.25%) Problem-Solving
9 99 (27.42%) C#
10 87 (24.10%) Mentoring
11 86 (23.82%) C++
12 85 (23.55%) Microsoft
12 85 (23.55%) Waterfall
13 76 (21.05%) .NET
14 75 (20.78%) Technical Debt
15 73 (20.22%) Software Delivery
16 72 (19.94%) SQL Server
17 70 (19.39%) Software Architecture
18 69 (19.11%) ISTQB
19 66 (18.28%) Pega
20 63 (17.45%) Process Improvement
21 62 (17.17%) SQL
22 61 (16.90%) Java
23 60 (16.62%) QA
24 58 (16.07%) Collaborative Working
25 56 (15.51%) OO
26 55 (15.24%) CRM
27 54 (14.96%) Analytical Skills
28 53 (14.68%) Data Modelling
29 49 (13.57%) Technical Leadership

Broadband
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 24 (6.65%) WebSphere
2 18 (4.99%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 9 (2.49%) JBoss
4 7 (1.94%) SharePoint
5 6 (1.66%) Apache Spark
6 5 (1.39%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (1.94%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.55%) InVision
3 2 (0.55%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 12 (3.32%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.55%) CSG Singleview
2 2 (0.55%) Exstream
3 1 (0.28%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 41 (11.36%) Azure
2 24 (6.65%) Cloud Computing
3 16 (4.43%) AWS
4 13 (3.60%) Azure Data Factory
5 9 (2.49%) Office 365
6 6 (1.66%) Power Platform
7 4 (1.11%) IaaS
8 2 (0.55%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 37 (10.25%) Ethernet
2 34 (9.42%) LLU
3 16 (4.43%) DSLAM
4 14 (3.88%) Internet
4 14 (3.88%) MPLS
5 12 (3.32%) IPstream
5 12 (3.32%) LAN
6 11 (3.05%) WAN
7 7 (1.94%) ADSL
7 7 (1.94%) DNS
7 7 (1.94%) PSTN
8 6 (1.66%) Firewall
9 5 (1.39%) IP Telephony
9 5 (1.39%) NGN
9 5 (1.39%) PBX
9 5 (1.39%) Unified Communications
9 5 (1.39%) VLAN
9 5 (1.39%) VoIP
9 5 (1.39%) Wireless
10 4 (1.11%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (19.94%) SQL Server
2 33 (9.14%) Relational Database
3 23 (6.37%) RDBMS
4 20 (5.54%) Data Warehouse
5 15 (4.16%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 14 (3.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 13 (3.60%) Azure SQL Database
7 13 (3.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 10 (2.77%) Data Lake
9 8 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (1.66%) Apache Hive
10 6 (1.66%) Hadoop
10 6 (1.66%) Power BI
11 4 (1.11%) Data Mining
11 4 (1.11%) MS Access
12 3 (0.83%) Biml
12 3 (0.83%) IBM InfoSphere
12 3 (0.83%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 39 (10.80%) SoapUI
2 12 (3.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 8 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.55%) Axure RP
4 2 (0.55%) JIRA
4 2 (0.55%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.28%) Git (software)
General
1 147 (40.72%) Telecoms
2 25 (6.93%) Finance
3 22 (6.09%) Billing
4 11 (3.05%) Marketing
5 9 (2.49%) Banking
6 6 (1.66%) Advertising
7 5 (1.39%) Retail
8 2 (0.55%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 51 (14.13%) Developer
2 42 (11.63%) Test Engineer
3 32 (8.86%) Principal Engineer
4 30 (8.31%) Analyst
5 29 (8.03%) Development Engineer
5 29 (8.03%) Software Engineer
6 24 (6.65%) Pega Developer
7 21 (5.82%) Software Development Engineer
8 20 (5.54%) IP Engineer
8 20 (5.54%) Senior Developer
9 18 (4.99%) Principal Test Engineer
10 17 (4.71%) Test Leader
11 14 (3.88%) Lead Developer
12 13 (3.60%) Senior Test Engineer
13 12 (3.32%) Network Planner
13 12 (3.32%) NOC Engineer
14 11 (3.05%) Data Analyst
14 11 (3.05%) Principal Software Engineer
14 11 (3.05%) Senior Development Engineer
15 10 (2.77%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (21.05%) .NET
2 36 (9.97%) RESTful
3 26 (7.20%) XML
4 17 (4.71%) HTML
5 16 (4.43%) CSS
5 16 (4.43%) GraphQL
5 16 (4.43%) Node.js
5 16 (4.43%) XSD
6 14 (3.88%) REST
6 14 (3.88%) SOAP
7 9 (2.49%) Ajax
7 9 (2.49%) Hibernate
7 9 (2.49%) J2EE
7 9 (2.49%) JSP
7 9 (2.49%) Web Services
8 7 (1.94%) AngularJS
9 6 (1.66%) CSS3
9 6 (1.66%) React
10 4 (1.11%) .NET Framework
11 1 (0.28%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 54 (14.96%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (13.30%) User Experience
3 30 (8.31%) Enterprise Software
4 25 (6.93%) Management Information System
5 24 (6.65%) Data Structures
5 24 (6.65%) Robotics
6 12 (3.32%) IPTV
7 6 (1.66%) Driving Licence
8 5 (1.39%) Algorithms
9 3 (0.83%) Data Centre
9 3 (0.83%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.55%) Fat Client
10 2 (0.55%) Over-the-Top Content
10 2 (0.55%) Replication
10 2 (0.55%) Thin Client
10 2 (0.55%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.28%) APACS
11 1 (0.28%) Fibre Optics
11 1 (0.28%) Self-Motivation
11 1 (0.28%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 26 (7.20%) Unix
2 13 (3.60%) Linux
3 9 (2.49%) Windows
4 5 (1.39%) Windows Server
4 5 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (1.11%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.11%) Windows 10
6 3 (0.83%) Android
7 2 (0.55%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (39.34%) Agile Software Development
2 129 (35.73%) SDLC
3 126 (34.90%) Continuous Improvement
4 118 (32.69%) Test Automation
5 103 (28.53%) Line Management
6 102 (28.25%) Problem-Solving
7 87 (24.10%) Mentoring
8 85 (23.55%) Waterfall
9 75 (20.78%) Technical Debt
10 73 (20.22%) Software Delivery
11 70 (19.39%) Software Architecture
12 63 (17.45%) Process Improvement
13 58 (16.07%) Collaborative Working
14 56 (15.51%) OO
15 55 (15.24%) CRM
16 53 (14.68%) Data Modelling
17 49 (13.57%) Technical Leadership
18 45 (12.47%) Continuous Integration
18 45 (12.47%) System Testing
19 43 (11.91%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 99 (27.42%) C#
2 86 (23.82%) C++
3 62 (17.17%) SQL
4 61 (16.90%) Java
5 20 (5.54%) JavaScript
6 19 (5.26%) PHP
7 16 (4.43%) ES6
7 16 (4.43%) TypeScript
8 14 (3.88%) Python
9 10 (2.77%) JSX
10 7 (1.94%) U-SQL
11 6 (1.66%) PowerShell
12 4 (1.11%) C
13 3 (0.83%) Apple Swift
13 3 (0.83%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.28%) Apex Code
14 1 (0.28%) Perl
14 1 (0.28%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.28%) VB
Qualifications
1 143 (39.61%) Degree
2 69 (19.11%) ISTQB
3 37 (10.25%) Cisco Certification
4 31 (8.59%) CCNA
4 31 (8.59%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 31 (8.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 27 (7.48%) ISEB
6 21 (5.82%) CCNP
7 19 (5.26%) JNCIA
8 6 (1.66%) JNCIP
9 5 (1.39%) Security Cleared
10 3 (0.83%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (16.62%) QA
2 9 (2.49%) SLA
3 7 (1.94%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.83%) GDPR
4 3 (0.83%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.83%) PMO
5 2 (0.55%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 16 (4.43%) Docker
2 9 (2.49%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.39%) Firmware
3 5 (1.39%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 24 (6.65%) CA Service Virtualization
1 24 (6.65%) Cacti
2 12 (3.32%) Nagios
3 5 (1.39%) Ansible
4 1 (0.28%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.28%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 85 (23.55%) Microsoft
2 66 (18.28%) Pega
3 42 (11.63%) Salesforce.com
4 33 (9.14%) CA
5 29 (8.03%) BT
6 26 (7.20%) Cisco
7 22 (6.09%) Juniper
8 20 (5.54%) Oracle
9 19 (5.26%) Openreach
10 16 (4.43%) Ericsson
10 16 (4.43%) Huawei
10 16 (4.43%) Informatica
10 16 (4.43%) Redback
11 14 (3.88%) TIBCO
12 12 (3.32%) Remedy
12 12 (3.32%) Sonus
13 10 (2.77%) BMC
13 10 (2.77%) VMware
14 8 (2.22%) IBM
15 6 (1.66%) Netezza