Period
to 4 August 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Telecoms in permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Telecoms over the 6 months to 4 August 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Telecommunications
UK > Scotland
6 months to
4 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 147 116 153
Rank change year-on-year -31 +37 -26
Permanent jobs citing Telecoms 52 20 74
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 1.18% 0.90% 1.39%
As % of the General category 2.25% 1.88% 2.55%
Number of salaries quoted 39 9 54
10th Percentile £14,000 £26,250 £26,750
25th Percentile £30,000 " £33,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £36,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +18.06% -20.00% +3.45%
75th Percentile £55,000 £44,606 £58,750
90th Percentile " £68,500 £90,225
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +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 Scotland with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Scotland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 2,315 1,064 2,906
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 52.69% 48.01% 54.68%
Number of salaries quoted 1,323 648 1,841
10th Percentile £28,750 £30,675 £29,750
25th Percentile £37,500 £37,416 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £49,500 £47,500 £45,100
Median % change year-on-year +4.21% +5.32% +0.22%
75th Percentile £60,000 £58,750 £60,000
90th Percentile £74,000 £68,750 £72,500
UK median annual salary £56,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +2.73% +4.76% +5.00%

Telecoms
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Telecoms in Scotland

Telecoms
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for Telecoms in Scotland

Telecoms
Salary Histogram in Scotland

Salary distribution for jobs citing Telecoms in Scotland over the 6 months to 4 August 2021.

Salary histogram for Telecoms in Scotland

Telecoms
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Telecoms within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 4 August 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 Lothian +7 21 £55,000 - 1
Edinburgh -38 14 £16,000 -55.56% 4
Glasgow -23 9 £35,000 -2.92% 9
Fife - 3 £32,500 - 1
Renfrewshire - 2 - - 1
Aberdeen - 1 - -
Lanarkshire - 1 - - 1
Falkirk - 1 - -
Telecoms
UK

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Telecoms.

1 19 (36.54%) Ethernet
2 18 (34.62%) Electronics
2 18 (34.62%) Degree
3 14 (26.92%) Python
4 11 (21.15%) Xilinx
4 11 (21.15%) VHDL
5 10 (19.23%) Social Skills
6 8 (15.38%) Presales
6 8 (15.38%) Problem-Solving
7 7 (13.46%) Project Management
8 6 (11.54%) Firmware
8 6 (11.54%) MATLAB
8 6 (11.54%) Windows
8 6 (11.54%) Microsoft
9 5 (9.62%) Active Directory
9 5 (9.62%) Firewall
9 5 (9.62%) Social Media
9 5 (9.62%) QA
9 5 (9.62%) Smartphone
9 5 (9.62%) VMware
9 5 (9.62%) Advertising
9 5 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (7.69%) Zemax
10 4 (7.69%) 802.1X
10 4 (7.69%) Decision-Making
10 4 (7.69%) Analogue Electronics
10 4 (7.69%) GDPR
10 4 (7.69%) Optoelectronics
10 4 (7.69%) Systems Engineering
10 4 (7.69%) Workflow

Telecoms
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 (3.85%) Apache
1 2 (3.85%) IIS
1 2 (3.85%) SharePoint
1 2 (3.85%) Tomcat
1 2 (3.85%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (7.69%) Zemax
2 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.85%) Simulink
3 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.85%) Azure
1 2 (3.85%) Azure Active Directory
1 2 (3.85%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (36.54%) Ethernet
2 5 (9.62%) Firewall
3 4 (7.69%) 802.11
3 4 (7.69%) VoIP
3 4 (7.69%) WAN
4 2 (3.85%) CTI
4 2 (3.85%) LAN
4 2 (3.85%) PBX
4 2 (3.85%) Remote Desktop
4 2 (3.85%) SAN
4 2 (3.85%) SMTP
4 2 (3.85%) SSL
4 2 (3.85%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (3.85%) Wireshark
5 1 (1.92%) 4G
5 1 (1.92%) PABX
5 1 (1.92%) RS-232
5 1 (1.92%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 2 (3.85%) WinDbg
2 1 (1.92%) Android Studio
General
1 18 (34.62%) Electronics
2 10 (19.23%) Social Skills
3 5 (9.62%) Advertising
3 5 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.77%) Automotive
4 3 (5.77%) Finance
5 2 (3.85%) Legal
5 2 (3.85%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.85%) Organisational Skills
6 1 (1.92%) Billing
6 1 (1.92%) Fire and Rescue
6 1 (1.92%) Law
6 1 (1.92%) Marketing
6 1 (1.92%) Presentation Skills
6 1 (1.92%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 11 (21.15%) Design Engineer
1 11 (21.15%) VHDL Design Engineer
1 11 (21.15%) VHDL Engineer
2 10 (19.23%) Applications Support
3 8 (15.38%) Applications Engineer
3 8 (15.38%) Applications Support Engineer
3 8 (15.38%) Product Engineer
3 8 (15.38%) Products Support Engineer
3 8 (15.38%) Support Engineer
4 4 (7.69%) Consultant
4 4 (7.69%) Recruitment Consultant
4 4 (7.69%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 4 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) ASIC Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) Network Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) Project Manager
5 3 (5.77%) Senior ASIC Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) Software Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) Support Specialist
6 2 (3.85%) IT Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.69%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 11 (21.15%) VHDL
2 5 (9.62%) Smartphone
2 5 (9.62%) Social Media
3 4 (7.69%) Analogue Electronics
3 4 (7.69%) ASIC
3 4 (7.69%) Optoelectronics
4 2 (3.85%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.85%) PKI
5 1 (1.92%) CCTV
5 1 (1.92%) Industry 4.0
5 1 (1.92%) Life Science
5 1 (1.92%) NHS
5 1 (1.92%) Renewable Energy
5 1 (1.92%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.54%) Windows
2 4 (7.69%) Linux
3 2 (3.85%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.92%) Android
4 1 (1.92%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2016
4 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (15.38%) Presales
1 8 (15.38%) Problem-Solving
2 7 (13.46%) Project Management
3 4 (7.69%) Decision-Making
3 4 (7.69%) Systems Engineering
3 4 (7.69%) Time Management
3 4 (7.69%) Workflow
4 3 (5.77%) Case Management
4 3 (5.77%) IT Strategy
4 3 (5.77%) Mentoring
4 3 (5.77%) Product Requirements
4 3 (5.77%) Software Engineering
5 2 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (3.85%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (3.85%) Information Security
5 2 (3.85%) Security Hardening
5 2 (3.85%) Virtual Environments
6 1 (1.92%) Collaborative Working
6 1 (1.92%) Contract Management
6 1 (1.92%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 14 (26.92%) Python
2 6 (11.54%) MATLAB
3 2 (3.85%) C#
3 2 (3.85%) C++
3 2 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (34.62%) Degree
2 4 (7.69%) HNC
3 3 (5.77%) CCNA
3 3 (5.77%) CCNP
3 3 (5.77%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (5.77%) HND
4 1 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.92%) MCSA
4 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.62%) QA
2 4 (7.69%) GDPR
3 1 (1.92%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (11.54%) Firmware
2 5 (9.62%) Active Directory
3 3 (5.77%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.85%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (3.85%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 11 (21.15%) Xilinx
2 6 (11.54%) Microsoft
3 5 (9.62%) VMware
4 4 (7.69%) Cisco
5 3 (5.77%) Avaya
5 3 (5.77%) Juniper
6 2 (3.85%) Aruba
6 2 (3.85%) HP
6 2 (3.85%) SAP
6 2 (3.85%) Veeam