Period
to 18 August 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Telecoms in permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Telecoms over the 6 months to 18 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Telecommunications
England > North West
6 months to
18 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 65 107 79
Rank change year-on-year +42 -28 -5
Permanent jobs citing Telecoms 453 369 499
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 4.31% 3.03% 3.78%
As % of the General category 11.65% 7.47% 9.10%
Number of salaries quoted 203 295 423
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £20,000 £20,000 £21,300
90th Percentile £68,046 £65,000 £69,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - -

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 West with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 3,890 4,943 5,485
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 36.97% 40.54% 41.55%
Number of salaries quoted 2,607 3,704 4,078
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,312 £68,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

Telecoms
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Telecoms in the North West

Telecoms
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Telecoms in the North West

Telecoms
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Telecoms in the North West over the 6 months to 18 August 2019.

Salary histogram for Telecoms in the North West

Telecoms
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 Telecoms within the North West region over the 6 months to 18 August 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
Manchester +14 249 £48,750 +26.62% 27
Lancashire +45 133 £32,000 -20.00% 10
Cheshire +22 59 £31,750 -29.44% 8
Merseyside -12 8 £32,500 -23.53% 3
Telecoms
England

For the 6 months to 18 August 2019, 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 West region with a requirement for Telecoms.

1 199 (43.93%) Broadband
2 117 (25.83%) Agile Software Development
3 113 (24.94%) Degree
4 100 (22.08%) Analytical Skills
5 99 (21.85%) Microsoft
6 95 (20.97%) Line Management
7 93 (20.53%) SQL
8 88 (19.43%) Finance
9 84 (18.54%) Problem-Solving
10 83 (18.32%) Waterfall
11 82 (18.10%) C#
12 81 (17.88%) Retail
13 78 (17.22%) C++
14 74 (16.34%) CRM
15 71 (15.67%) Billing
16 68 (15.01%) QA
17 67 (14.79%) ISTQB
18 65 (14.35%) Test Automation
18 65 (14.35%) Business Intelligence
19 63 (13.91%) .NET
20 57 (12.58%) Java
21 55 (12.14%) Marketing
22 54 (11.92%) Continuous Improvement
22 54 (11.92%) SQL Server
23 53 (11.70%) Ethernet
23 53 (11.70%) Public Sector
24 51 (11.26%) Manufacturing
25 49 (10.82%) Mentoring
26 48 (10.60%) SAP
26 48 (10.60%) Pega

Telecoms
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 16 (3.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 11 (2.43%) SharePoint
3 9 (1.99%) JBoss
4 6 (1.32%) IIS
5 5 (1.10%) Apache Spark
5 5 (1.10%) MS Exchange
6 4 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.66%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.44%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.22%) CMS
9 1 (0.22%) WordPress
Applications
1 36 (7.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 35 (7.73%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.66%) Figma
3 3 (0.66%) InVision
3 3 (0.66%) Marvel
3 3 (0.66%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.66%) Sketch
4 2 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.44%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.22%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 5 (1.10%) CSG Singleview
1 5 (1.10%) SAP CO
1 5 (1.10%) SAP FI
1 5 (1.10%) SAP FI/CO
1 5 (1.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.88%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.44%) Exstream
4 1 (0.22%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 33 (7.28%) Power Platform
2 26 (5.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (5.30%) Office 365
4 23 (5.08%) SaaS
5 9 (1.99%) Amazon AWS
6 8 (1.77%) Serverless
7 7 (1.55%) IaaS
8 5 (1.10%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (0.88%) Azure Data Factory
10 3 (0.66%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 2 (0.44%) PaaS
12 1 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.22%) AWS CodePipeline
12 1 (0.22%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.22%) GitHub
12 1 (0.22%) npm
12 1 (0.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 199 (43.93%) Broadband
2 53 (11.70%) Ethernet
3 29 (6.40%) Internet
4 27 (5.96%) WAN
5 23 (5.08%) LLU
6 21 (4.64%) DNS
7 20 (4.42%) VoIP
8 19 (4.19%) Firewall
8 19 (4.19%) LAN
9 18 (3.97%) Wireless
10 14 (3.09%) DHCP
11 13 (2.87%) MPLS
11 13 (2.87%) VPN
12 12 (2.65%) TCP/IP
12 12 (2.65%) Unified Communications
13 10 (2.21%) OSPF
14 9 (1.99%) BGP
14 9 (1.99%) Network Security
14 9 (1.99%) PBX
15 8 (1.77%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (11.92%) SQL Server
2 33 (7.28%) Power BI
3 25 (5.52%) RDBMS
3 25 (5.52%) Relational Database
4 19 (4.19%) Qlik Sense
5 17 (3.75%) Data Warehouse
6 12 (2.65%) Data Mining
6 12 (2.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 11 (2.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 10 (2.21%) QlikView
9 7 (1.55%) BusinessObjects
9 7 (1.55%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
10 6 (1.32%) MS Access
10 6 (1.32%) Oracle Reports
11 5 (1.10%) Big Data
12 3 (0.66%) IBM InfoSphere
12 3 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 2 (0.44%) Crystal Reports
13 2 (0.44%) MongoDB
13 2 (0.44%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 44 (9.71%) SoapUI
2 11 (2.43%) JIRA
3 10 (2.21%) GitLab
4 4 (0.88%) Selenium
5 3 (0.66%) Axure RP
5 3 (0.66%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.22%) Bugzilla
6 1 (0.22%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.22%) Jasmine
6 1 (0.22%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.22%) Mocha
6 1 (0.22%) TestRail
6 1 (0.22%) webpack
General
1 88 (19.43%) Finance
2 81 (17.88%) Retail
3 71 (15.67%) Billing
4 55 (12.14%) Marketing
5 53 (11.70%) Public Sector
6 51 (11.26%) Manufacturing
7 43 (9.49%) Electronics
8 16 (3.53%) Banking
9 12 (2.65%) Advertising
10 7 (1.55%) Local Government
10 7 (1.55%) Social Housing
11 6 (1.32%) Law
12 1 (0.22%) Automotive
12 1 (0.22%) Environmental Health
12 1 (0.22%) Games
12 1 (0.22%) Police
Job Titles
1 73 (16.11%) Analyst
2 46 (10.15%) Test Engineer
3 40 (8.83%) Developer
4 26 (5.74%) Principal Engineer
5 22 (4.86%) Architect
6 21 (4.64%) Designer
7 20 (4.42%) Software Engineer
8 19 (4.19%) Consultant
9 18 (3.97%) Principal Test Engineer
9 18 (3.97%) Solutions Designer
9 18 (3.97%) Test Analyst
10 17 (3.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 15 (3.31%) Project Manager
12 14 (3.09%) Coordinator
12 14 (3.09%) Senior Test Engineer
13 13 (2.87%) Data Analyst
13 13 (2.87%) Network Planner
13 13 (2.87%) Senior Developer
13 13 (2.87%) Test Leader
14 12 (2.65%) Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (13.91%) .NET
2 14 (3.09%) REST
2 14 (3.09%) SOAP
3 10 (2.21%) Web Services
4 9 (1.99%) Ajax
4 9 (1.99%) Hibernate
4 9 (1.99%) J2EE
4 9 (1.99%) JSP
5 7 (1.55%) CSS
6 6 (1.32%) TensorFlow
6 6 (1.32%) XMPP
7 5 (1.10%) HTML
7 5 (1.10%) RESTful
8 4 (0.88%) .NET Framework
8 4 (0.88%) Akka
9 2 (0.44%) Elastic Stack
9 2 (0.44%) MDX
10 1 (0.22%) JSON
10 1 (0.22%) OAuth
10 1 (0.22%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 100 (22.08%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (5.96%) Data Centre
3 20 (4.42%) Management Information System
4 19 (4.19%) Smart Meter
5 18 (3.97%) Blog
5 18 (3.97%) Self-Motivation
6 15 (3.31%) User Experience
7 14 (3.09%) Driving Licence
8 13 (2.87%) Algorithms
9 9 (1.99%) Embedded Systems
9 9 (1.99%) Internet of Things
10 7 (1.55%) FMCG
11 5 (1.10%) Data Structures
12 4 (0.88%) Fat Client
12 4 (0.88%) Thin Client
12 4 (0.88%) Virtual Team
13 3 (0.66%) APACS
13 3 (0.66%) Machine to Machine
13 3 (0.66%) Smart Energy
13 3 (0.66%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 42 (9.27%) Windows
2 24 (5.30%) Linux
3 22 (4.86%) Windows Server
4 16 (3.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (3.31%) Windows 10
6 11 (2.43%) Windows 7
7 8 (1.77%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (1.10%) Unix
9 2 (0.44%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.22%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (25.83%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (20.97%) Line Management
3 84 (18.54%) Problem-Solving
4 83 (18.32%) Waterfall
5 74 (16.34%) CRM
6 65 (14.35%) Business Intelligence
6 65 (14.35%) Test Automation
7 54 (11.92%) Continuous Improvement
8 49 (10.82%) Mentoring
9 45 (9.93%) Programme Management
10 44 (9.71%) ITIL
11 43 (9.49%) Digital Marketing
11 43 (9.49%) OOP
11 43 (9.49%) Software Architecture
12 41 (9.05%) Technical Debt
13 40 (8.83%) Process Improvement
13 40 (8.83%) Prototyping
14 36 (7.95%) OO
14 36 (7.95%) Service Delivery
15 33 (7.28%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 93 (20.53%) SQL
2 82 (18.10%) C#
3 78 (17.22%) C++
4 57 (12.58%) Java
5 21 (4.64%) Python
6 20 (4.42%) R
7 11 (2.43%) C
8 9 (1.99%) T-SQL
9 5 (1.10%) PowerShell
10 4 (0.88%) JavaScript
10 4 (0.88%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.66%) U-SQL
12 1 (0.22%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 1 (0.22%) ES6
12 1 (0.22%) ES7
12 1 (0.22%) Go
12 1 (0.22%) Uniface
12 1 (0.22%) VB
12 1 (0.22%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.22%) VBA
Qualifications
1 113 (24.94%) Degree
2 67 (14.79%) ISTQB
3 32 (7.06%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 25 (5.52%) ISEB
5 21 (4.64%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (3.09%) CCNA
6 14 (3.09%) CCNP
6 14 (3.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (1.55%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (1.32%) MCSE
9 5 (1.10%) JNCIA
9 5 (1.10%) MCP
9 5 (1.10%) MCSA
10 4 (0.88%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 4 (0.88%) A+ Certification
10 4 (0.88%) CEH
10 4 (0.88%) CISSP
10 4 (0.88%) GSEC
11 3 (0.66%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (15.01%) QA
2 36 (7.95%) SLA
3 14 (3.09%) Data Quality
4 10 (2.21%) PCI DSS
5 5 (1.10%) ISO 9001
5 5 (1.10%) PMO
6 3 (0.66%) GDPR
7 2 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.44%) NIST
8 1 (0.22%) Actionable Recommendations
8 1 (0.22%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 35 (7.73%) Active Directory
2 19 (4.19%) Hyper-V
3 15 (3.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (1.99%) Firmware
5 6 (1.32%) VMware Workstation
6 4 (0.88%) Docker
7 3 (0.66%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (0.66%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 17 (3.75%) HP ALM
2 13 (2.87%) Cacti
2 13 (2.87%) SCCM
3 8 (1.77%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (0.66%) Terraform
5 2 (0.44%) Ansible
5 2 (0.44%) Nagios
5 2 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.22%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.22%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.22%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.22%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 99 (21.85%) Microsoft
2 48 (10.60%) Pega
2 48 (10.60%) SAP
3 40 (8.83%) BT
4 38 (8.39%) Salesforce.com
5 36 (7.95%) Cisco
6 30 (6.62%) VMware
7 26 (5.74%) HP
8 25 (5.52%) Oracle
9 22 (4.86%) Openreach
10 14 (3.09%) CA
11 10 (2.21%) Lavastorm
11 10 (2.21%) Nimsoft
11 10 (2.21%) Remedy
12 9 (1.99%) TIBCO
13 8 (1.77%) IBM
13 8 (1.77%) Meraki
14 7 (1.55%) Informatica
14 7 (1.55%) Virgin Media
15 6 (1.32%) Sophos