Period
to 28 February 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Fibre Optics in permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Fibre Optics over the 6 months to 28 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Fibre Optics
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
28 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 712 738 783
Rank change year-on-year +26 +45 +27
Permanent jobs citing Fibre Optics 68 132 149
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.099% 0.16% 0.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.27% 0.41% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 67 99 129
UK excluding London median annual salary £34,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.86% -6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £26,368 £25,600 £26,800
90th Percentile £50,725 £50,100 £60,000
UK median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year +14.29% -7.89% +16.92%

Fibre Optics is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 25,209 32,039 36,575
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 36.63% 37.92% 35.89%
Number of salaries quoted 19,315 23,844 28,506
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,799 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +3.45% +2.35%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £73,200 £71,250 £67,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +3.09%

Fibre Optics
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Fibre Optics as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Fibre Optics in the UK excluding London

Fibre Optics
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Fibre Optics in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Fibre Optics in the UK excluding London

Fibre Optics
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Fibre Optics in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 28 February 2020.

Salary histogram for Fibre Optics in the UK excluding London

Fibre Optics
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Fibre Optics within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 28 February 2020. 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
East of England +63 27 £37,500 +36.36% 6
South East +25 21 £30,650 -2.70% 24
Midlands +31 11 £31,000 -11.43% 3
East Midlands +34 8 £31,000 -35.42%
North of England +55 7 £38,000 +5.56% 6
South West +52 4 £31,750 -42.27% 4
West Midlands +31 4 £38,000 +10.14% 3
Scotland +30 4 £34,000 -2.86%
Yorkshire +25 4 £38,000 +5.56% 1
North West +37 3 £40,000 +66.67% 4
Wales -8 1 £25,795 -16.11% 4
Fibre Optics
UK

For the 6 months to 28 February 2020, IT jobs citing Fibre Optics 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Fibre Optics.

1 21 (30.88%) Telecoms
2 16 (23.53%) Finance
2 16 (23.53%) Structured Cabling
3 15 (22.06%) Ethernet
3 15 (22.06%) Project Management
4 14 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (19.12%) LAN
5 13 (19.12%) Cisco
6 12 (17.65%) Data Centre
7 11 (16.18%) WAN
7 11 (16.18%) MPLS
7 11 (16.18%) OSPF
7 11 (16.18%) BGP
7 11 (16.18%) Wireless
8 10 (14.71%) Network Monitoring
9 9 (13.24%) Cisco Nexus
9 9 (13.24%) Network Design
10 8 (11.76%) Matrix Management
10 8 (11.76%) SONET
10 8 (11.76%) Programme Management
10 8 (11.76%) DSL
10 8 (11.76%) RSVP
10 8 (11.76%) SDH
10 8 (11.76%) RIP
10 8 (11.76%) ATM
10 8 (11.76%) Budgeting and Forecasting
10 8 (11.76%) Scorecard
11 7 (10.29%) Self-Motivation
11 7 (10.29%) GPON
11 7 (10.29%) Juniper

Fibre Optics
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 (2.94%) IIS
2 1 (1.47%) ArcGIS
2 1 (1.47%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) C-CURE
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.88%) Office 365
2 1 (1.47%) AWS
2 1 (1.47%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (23.53%) Structured Cabling
2 15 (22.06%) Ethernet
3 13 (19.12%) LAN
4 11 (16.18%) BGP
4 11 (16.18%) MPLS
4 11 (16.18%) OSPF
4 11 (16.18%) WAN
4 11 (16.18%) Wireless
5 9 (13.24%) Cisco Nexus
6 8 (11.76%) ATM
6 8 (11.76%) DSL
6 8 (11.76%) RIP
6 8 (11.76%) RSVP
6 8 (11.76%) SDH
6 8 (11.76%) SONET
7 7 (10.29%) Frame Relay
7 7 (10.29%) GPON
8 6 (8.82%) DHCP
8 6 (8.82%) Firewall
8 6 (8.82%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.35%) GIS
1 5 (7.35%) QGIS
2 1 (1.47%) DTS
Development Applications
1 3 (4.41%) LabVIEW
General
1 21 (30.88%) Telecoms
2 16 (23.53%) Finance
3 6 (8.82%) Banking
4 5 (7.35%) Local Government
5 2 (2.94%) Aerospace
5 2 (2.94%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.94%) Publishing
6 1 (1.47%) Back Office
6 1 (1.47%) Electronics
6 1 (1.47%) Environmental Health
6 1 (1.47%) Legal
6 1 (1.47%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (14.71%) Fibre Engineer
2 9 (13.24%) Design Engineer
3 8 (11.76%) Delivery Manager
4 7 (10.29%) Data Centre Engineer
5 6 (8.82%) Network Engineer
6 5 (7.35%) Delivery Project Manager
6 5 (7.35%) Fibre Planner
6 5 (7.35%) Fibre Splicer
6 5 (7.35%) Project Manager
6 5 (7.35%) Senior Design Engineer
6 5 (7.35%) Software Engineer
6 5 (7.35%) Support Engineer
6 5 (7.35%) Transmission Design Engineer
6 5 (7.35%) Transmission Engineer
7 4 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (4.41%) Cabling Engineer
8 3 (4.41%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 3 (4.41%) Installations Engineer
8 3 (4.41%) Senior Network Engineer
8 3 (4.41%) Senior Transmission Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.47%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.65%) Data Centre
2 7 (10.29%) CCTV
2 7 (10.29%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (5.88%) Acoustics
4 3 (4.41%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.41%) Driving Licence
4 3 (4.41%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Licensing
6 1 (1.47%) CAN bus
6 1 (1.47%) FMCG
6 1 (1.47%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (1.47%) Optoelectronics
6 1 (1.47%) SCADA
6 1 (1.47%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.47%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.82%) Windows
2 5 (7.35%) Linux
3 4 (5.88%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.94%) Unix
4 2 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.47%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (22.06%) Project Management
2 14 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (14.71%) Network Monitoring
4 9 (13.24%) Network Design
5 8 (11.76%) Budgeting and Forecasting
5 8 (11.76%) Matrix Management
5 8 (11.76%) Programme Management
5 8 (11.76%) Scorecard
6 6 (8.82%) Break/Fix
6 6 (8.82%) Change Control
7 5 (7.35%) Project Delivery
7 5 (7.35%) Software Engineering
8 4 (5.88%) Analytics
8 4 (5.88%) Network Management
8 4 (5.88%) Network Planning
8 4 (5.88%) Statistics
8 4 (5.88%) Technical Leadership
9 3 (4.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 3 (4.41%) Network Optimisation
9 3 (4.41%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.88%) C
1 4 (5.88%) C++
2 2 (2.94%) Embedded C
3 1 (1.47%) Ada
3 1 (1.47%) C#
3 1 (1.47%) Java
3 1 (1.47%) Perl
3 1 (1.47%) PHP
3 1 (1.47%) Python
3 1 (1.47%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (7.35%) CCNP
1 5 (7.35%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (7.35%) Degree
2 4 (5.88%) CCDP
2 4 (5.88%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.41%) JNCIP
3 3 (4.41%) JNCIS
3 3 (4.41%) PhD
3 3 (4.41%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.47%) CCDA
4 1 (1.47%) CCNA
4 1 (1.47%) CIPD
4 1 (1.47%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.88%) SLA
2 2 (2.94%) GDPR
3 1 (1.47%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.47%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.94%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.94%) Hyper-V
1 2 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.47%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 2 (2.94%) SCDPM
2 1 (1.47%) Ansible
2 1 (1.47%) Salt
Vendors
1 13 (19.12%) Cisco
2 7 (10.29%) Juniper
3 6 (8.82%) Brocade
4 5 (7.35%) BT
5 4 (5.88%) Nokia
6 3 (4.41%) F5
6 3 (4.41%) Microsoft
6 3 (4.41%) Remedy
7 2 (2.94%) Ciena
7 2 (2.94%) Sun
7 2 (2.94%) VMware
8 1 (1.47%) Allen-Bradley
8 1 (1.47%) Dell
8 1 (1.47%) ESRI
8 1 (1.47%) Fujitsu
8 1 (1.47%) Huawei
8 1 (1.47%) NEC
8 1 (1.47%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.47%) Siemens