Period
to 9 December 2019

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 9 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Fibre Optics
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
9 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 722 747 798
Rank change year-on-year +25 +51 +36
Permanent jobs citing Fibre Optics 75 143 123
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.099% 0.16% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.27% 0.43% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 60 128 108
UK excluding London median annual salary £36,250 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.57% -12.50% +23.08%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £23,000
90th Percentile £51,250 £55,750 £58,250
UK median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +14.29% -12.50% +23.08%

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 27,999 33,583 36,171
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 36.81% 37.87% 36.06%
Number of salaries quoted 21,061 25,371 28,412
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £27,250 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £54,490 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +3.79% +5.00% -

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 9 December 2019.

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 9 December 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
South East +45 27 £35,000 - 15
East of England +53 21 £37,500 +7.14% 8
Midlands +17 10 £38,000 -3.80% 1
North of England +39 6 £38,000 - 8
West Midlands +12 6 £38,000 +11.76% 1
East Midlands +14 5 £38,000 -15.56%
Scotland +7 4 £34,000 -24.44%
South West +2 4 £45,000 -18.18% 1
Wales -1 4 £40,000 +33.33%
Yorkshire +17 3 £38,000 - 3
North East - 2 £60,000 - 2
North West +30 1 £40,000 +66.67% 3
Fibre Optics
UK

For the 6 months to 9 December 2019, 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 25 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 24 (32.00%) Finance
3 21 (28.00%) Project Delivery
4 17 (22.67%) Ethernet
5 16 (21.33%) Microsoft Excel
6 14 (18.67%) Project Management
7 12 (16.00%) MPLS
7 12 (16.00%) Microsoft Office
7 12 (16.00%) Wireless
8 11 (14.67%) C
8 11 (14.67%) OSPF
8 11 (14.67%) BGP
9 9 (12.00%) Acoustics
10 8 (10.67%) RSVP
10 8 (10.67%) C++
10 8 (10.67%) ATM
10 8 (10.67%) LAN
10 8 (10.67%) SDH
10 8 (10.67%) WAN
10 8 (10.67%) RIP
10 8 (10.67%) SONET
10 8 (10.67%) Manufacturing
10 8 (10.67%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (9.33%) VLAN
11 7 (9.33%) Matrix Management
11 7 (9.33%) Firewall
11 7 (9.33%) Frame Relay
11 7 (9.33%) Electronics
11 7 (9.33%) Windows
11 7 (9.33%) DSL

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 (2.67%) IIS
2 1 (1.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.33%) Smallworld
Applications
1 16 (21.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (16.00%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (4.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (22.67%) Ethernet
2 12 (16.00%) MPLS
2 12 (16.00%) Wireless
3 11 (14.67%) BGP
3 11 (14.67%) OSPF
4 8 (10.67%) ATM
4 8 (10.67%) LAN
4 8 (10.67%) RIP
4 8 (10.67%) RSVP
4 8 (10.67%) SDH
4 8 (10.67%) SONET
4 8 (10.67%) WAN
5 7 (9.33%) DSL
5 7 (9.33%) Firewall
5 7 (9.33%) Frame Relay
5 7 (9.33%) GPON
5 7 (9.33%) VLAN
6 6 (8.00%) Structured Cabling
6 6 (8.00%) VPLS
7 5 (6.67%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.00%) MySQL
2 5 (6.67%) GIS
3 4 (5.33%) QGIS
4 1 (1.33%) DTS
Development Applications
1 2 (2.67%) Mercurial
General
1 25 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 24 (32.00%) Finance
3 8 (10.67%) Manufacturing
4 7 (9.33%) Electronics
5 5 (6.67%) Local Government
6 2 (2.67%) Publishing
7 1 (1.33%) Aerospace
7 1 (1.33%) Back Office
7 1 (1.33%) Environmental Health
7 1 (1.33%) Legal
7 1 (1.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (10.67%) Design Engineer
2 7 (9.33%) Delivery Manager
2 7 (9.33%) Network Engineer
3 6 (8.00%) Project Engineer
4 5 (6.67%) Data Centre Engineer
4 5 (6.67%) Senior Design Engineer
4 5 (6.67%) Transmission Design Engineer
4 5 (6.67%) Transmission Engineer
5 4 (5.33%) Fibre Planner
5 4 (5.33%) Project Manager
5 4 (5.33%) Senior Software Engineer
5 4 (5.33%) Software Engineer
6 3 (4.00%) Data Engineer
6 3 (4.00%) Delivery Project Manager
6 3 (4.00%) IP Design Engineer
6 3 (4.00%) IP Engineer
6 3 (4.00%) Senior Network Engineer
6 3 (4.00%) Senior Transmission Design Engineer
6 3 (4.00%) Support Engineer
7 2 (2.67%) Embedded Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.67%) XML
2 1 (1.33%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.00%) Acoustics
2 7 (9.33%) Data Centre
3 6 (8.00%) CCTV
4 4 (5.33%) Driving Licence
4 4 (5.33%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (2.67%) Algorithms
5 2 (2.67%) Microsoft Licensing
6 1 (1.33%) CAN bus
6 1 (1.33%) FMCG
6 1 (1.33%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.33%) Optoelectronics
6 1 (1.33%) User Experience
6 1 (1.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.33%) Windows
2 4 (5.33%) Linux
3 3 (4.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.67%) Unix
4 2 (2.67%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (28.00%) Project Delivery
2 14 (18.67%) Project Management
3 8 (10.67%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (9.33%) Matrix Management
5 6 (8.00%) Budgeting and Forecasting
5 6 (8.00%) Network Design
5 6 (8.00%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (8.00%) Programme Management
5 6 (8.00%) Scorecard
5 6 (8.00%) Software Delivery
6 4 (5.33%) Analytics
6 4 (5.33%) Network Monitoring
6 4 (5.33%) Network Planning
6 4 (5.33%) Software Engineering
6 4 (5.33%) Statistics
6 4 (5.33%) Technical Leadership
7 3 (4.00%) Data Centre Operations
7 3 (4.00%) Decision-Making
7 3 (4.00%) Line Management
7 3 (4.00%) Network Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 11 (14.67%) C
2 8 (10.67%) C++
3 6 (8.00%) C#
4 2 (2.67%) Embedded C
4 2 (2.67%) Java
4 2 (2.67%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 7 (9.33%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (6.67%) Degree
3 4 (5.33%) CCDP
3 4 (5.33%) CCNP
4 2 (2.67%) CCNA
4 2 (2.67%) JNCIP
4 2 (2.67%) JNCIS
4 2 (2.67%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.33%) CIPD
5 1 (1.33%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.33%) MCITP
5 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.00%) SLA
2 1 (1.33%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.33%) ISO 14001
2 1 (1.33%) QA
System Software
1 4 (5.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.67%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.33%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (1.33%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.67%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 2 (2.67%) SCCM
1 2 (2.67%) SCDPM
2 1 (1.33%) Ansible
2 1 (1.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (1.33%) Salt
Vendors
1 6 (8.00%) Cisco
1 6 (8.00%) Juniper
1 6 (8.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.00%) Dell
2 3 (4.00%) F5
2 3 (4.00%) Nokia
2 3 (4.00%) Sun
3 2 (2.67%) Ciena
3 2 (2.67%) HP
4 1 (1.33%) Allen-Bradley
4 1 (1.33%) EMC
4 1 (1.33%) Huawei
4 1 (1.33%) IBM
4 1 (1.33%) NEC
4 1 (1.33%) Oracle
4 1 (1.33%) Siemens
4 1 (1.33%) VMware