Period
to 20 February 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Telecoms in permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Telecoms over the 6 months to 20 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Telecommunications
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
20 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 90 88 111
Rank change year-on-year -2 +23 -52
Permanent jobs citing Telecoms 2,275 2,976 2,996
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 3.28% 3.51% 2.94%
As % of the General category 9.74% 10.03% 7.83%
Number of salaries quoted 1,547 2,213 2,379
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27% -2.22%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £73,750 £68,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £49,000
% change year-on-year - +2.04% -2.00%

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 UK excluding London with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 23,347 29,661 38,277
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 33.67% 35.00% 37.53%
Number of salaries quoted 17,095 22,052 29,455
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,312 £68,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

Telecoms
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Job vacancy trend for Telecoms in the UK excluding London

Telecoms
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Salary trend for Telecoms in the UK excluding London

Telecoms
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Telecoms in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 20 February 2020.

Salary histogram for Telecoms in the UK excluding London

Telecoms
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 Telecoms within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 20 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
South East +8 877 £52,500 - 199
Midlands +19 391 £38,000 -10.59% 84
South West -14 366 £45,000 -5.26% 72
North of England -35 307 £40,000 -9.09% 120
West Midlands 0 271 £42,500 +6.25% 55
East of England +9 228 £42,500 -5.56% 72
North West -53 141 £43,708 -2.87% 69
Yorkshire +17 134 £38,000 -5.00% 42
East Midlands +64 121 £35,500 -16.47% 28
Scotland +42 57 £44,606 +4.96% 36
Wales -13 52 £37,500 -11.76% 5
North East +24 32 £46,458 +16.14% 9
Northern Ireland +13 5 £33,448 -19.40% 5
Telecoms
UK

For the 6 months to 20 February 2020, 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Telecoms.

1 627 (27.56%) Finance
2 466 (20.48%) Public Sector
3 417 (18.33%) Business Intelligence
4 410 (18.02%) Marketing
5 409 (17.98%) Electronics
6 404 (17.76%) Manufacturing
7 393 (17.27%) Programme Management
8 386 (16.97%) SAP
9 382 (16.79%) Agile Software Development
10 377 (16.57%) Degree
11 375 (16.48%) Microsoft
12 370 (16.26%) Windows
13 369 (16.22%) Digital Marketing
14 323 (14.20%) Linux
15 299 (13.14%) Problem-Solving
16 251 (11.03%) Project Management
17 238 (10.46%) Wireless
18 229 (10.07%) SQL
19 224 (9.85%) Cisco
20 223 (9.80%) ITIL
21 207 (9.10%) Python
22 203 (8.92%) Security Cleared
23 202 (8.88%) Java
24 197 (8.66%) Analytical Skills
25 196 (8.62%) C
26 192 (8.44%) C++
26 192 (8.44%) LAN
26 192 (8.44%) Firewall
27 190 (8.35%) WAN
28 189 (8.31%) Internet

Telecoms
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 65 (2.86%) SharePoint
2 43 (1.89%) IIS
3 35 (1.54%) MS Exchange
4 34 (1.49%) Apache
4 34 (1.49%) Apache Spark
5 27 (1.19%) Confluence
6 16 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
7 15 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2013
8 12 (0.53%) Skype for Business
9 8 (0.35%) JBoss
9 8 (0.35%) OpenStack
9 8 (0.35%) Tomcat
10 6 (0.26%) CMS
10 6 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 6 (0.26%) Smallworld
10 6 (0.26%) WebLogic
11 5 (0.22%) GeoServer
12 4 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2010
14 2 (0.088%) nginx
Applications
1 112 (4.92%) Microsoft Office
2 89 (3.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 56 (2.46%) MS Visio
4 36 (1.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 20 (0.88%) Microsoft Project
6 16 (0.70%) AutoCAD
7 4 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.13%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.044%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.044%) OrCAD
9 1 (0.044%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (0.48%) Primavera
2 10 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 7 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
3 7 (0.31%) SAP S/4HANA
3 7 (0.31%) Teamcenter
4 5 (0.22%) SAP CO
4 5 (0.22%) SAP FI
4 5 (0.22%) SAP FI/CO
5 4 (0.18%) assyst
5 4 (0.18%) BusinessWorks
5 4 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 3 (0.13%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.088%) SAP HCM
7 2 (0.088%) SAP Payroll
8 1 (0.044%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.044%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.044%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.044%) Unica
8 1 (0.044%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 139 (6.11%) Azure
2 118 (5.19%) Office 365
3 114 (5.01%) AWS
4 47 (2.07%) Power Platform
4 47 (2.07%) SaaS
5 24 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
6 23 (1.01%) GCP
7 11 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
8 9 (0.40%) Amazon Cognito
8 9 (0.40%) IaaS
8 9 (0.40%) OneDrive
8 9 (0.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 8 (0.35%) Azure Stack
9 8 (0.35%) G Suite
9 8 (0.35%) PaaS
10 6 (0.26%) Azure Data Factory
11 5 (0.22%) Amazon S3
11 5 (0.22%) Apigee
11 5 (0.22%) AWS IoT
11 5 (0.22%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 238 (10.46%) Wireless
2 192 (8.44%) Firewall
2 192 (8.44%) LAN
3 190 (8.35%) WAN
4 189 (8.31%) Internet
5 157 (6.90%) DNS
6 148 (6.51%) TCP/IP
7 138 (6.07%) VoIP
8 108 (4.75%) DHCP
9 93 (4.09%) Wi-Fi
10 92 (4.04%) MPLS
11 79 (3.47%) Broadband
12 75 (3.30%) BGP
13 67 (2.95%) Ethernet
14 59 (2.59%) Network Security
15 57 (2.51%) OSPF
15 57 (2.51%) VPN
16 50 (2.20%) VLAN
17 47 (2.07%) Radio Access Network
18 42 (1.85%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 176 (7.74%) SQL Server
2 47 (2.07%) Power BI
3 45 (1.98%) MySQL
4 39 (1.71%) NoSQL
5 35 (1.54%) Big Data
6 34 (1.49%) Relational Database
7 33 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 29 (1.27%) Hadoop
8 29 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
9 24 (1.05%) GIS
10 20 (0.88%) MongoDB
11 18 (0.79%) Apache Cassandra
12 17 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
12 17 (0.75%) Oracle Database
13 16 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
14 15 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 14 (0.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 12 (0.53%) MariaDB
17 11 (0.48%) Amazon RDS
17 11 (0.48%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 108 (4.75%) Git (software)
2 73 (3.21%) JIRA
3 48 (2.11%) Jenkins
4 37 (1.63%) Visual Studio
5 35 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
6 25 (1.10%) Selenium
7 23 (1.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 23 (1.01%) Subversion
8 22 (0.97%) Maven
9 19 (0.84%) JUnit
10 18 (0.79%) GDB
11 16 (0.70%) Cucumber
12 15 (0.66%) Rational DOORS
13 14 (0.62%) GitLab
14 13 (0.57%) WebDriver
15 11 (0.48%) JMeter
15 11 (0.48%) SonarQube
16 10 (0.44%) Postman
16 10 (0.44%) Rational Quality Manager
17 9 (0.40%) Protractor
General
1 627 (27.56%) Finance
2 466 (20.48%) Public Sector
3 410 (18.02%) Marketing
4 409 (17.98%) Electronics
5 404 (17.76%) Manufacturing
6 115 (5.05%) Retail
7 100 (4.40%) Legal
8 52 (2.29%) Banking
9 37 (1.63%) Local Government
10 32 (1.41%) Billing
11 28 (1.23%) Automotive
12 17 (0.75%) Aerospace
12 17 (0.75%) Police
13 15 (0.66%) Law
14 14 (0.62%) Military
15 13 (0.57%) Games
16 12 (0.53%) Digital Economy
17 7 (0.31%) Advertising
17 7 (0.31%) Multimedia
18 6 (0.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 255 (11.21%) Developer
2 229 (10.07%) Analyst
3 137 (6.02%) Project Manager
4 132 (5.80%) Support Engineer
5 123 (5.41%) Software Engineer
6 109 (4.79%) Network Engineer
7 99 (4.35%) Architect
8 84 (3.69%) Software Developer
8 84 (3.69%) Telecoms Manager
9 73 (3.21%) Senior Manager
10 71 (3.12%) Consultant
11 70 (3.08%) IT Engineer
11 70 (3.08%) IT Support
12 64 (2.81%) Java Developer
12 64 (2.81%) Telecoms Engineer
13 63 (2.77%) IT Manager
14 62 (2.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 61 (2.68%) Senior Developer
16 59 (2.59%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 59 (2.59%) Embedded Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (5.10%) .NET
2 98 (4.31%) AngularJS
3 85 (3.74%) HTML
4 81 (3.56%) CSS
5 63 (2.77%) REST
6 62 (2.73%) Web Services
7 59 (2.59%) SOAP
8 55 (2.42%) ASP.NET
9 54 (2.37%) React
10 41 (1.80%) Node.js
11 38 (1.67%) jQuery
12 37 (1.63%) .NET Core
12 37 (1.63%) Spring
13 33 (1.45%) RESTful
14 28 (1.23%) Hibernate
15 27 (1.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 24 (1.05%) Django
17 23 (1.01%) J2EE
17 23 (1.01%) XML
18 22 (0.97%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 197 (8.66%) Analytical Skills
2 180 (7.91%) Data Centre
3 117 (5.14%) CCTV
4 100 (4.40%) Self-Motivation
5 96 (4.22%) User Experience
6 71 (3.12%) Management Information System
7 57 (2.51%) Driving Licence
8 41 (1.80%) Embedded Systems
8 41 (1.80%) Greenfield Project
9 34 (1.49%) Smartphone
10 32 (1.41%) Clustering
11 29 (1.27%) e-Learning
12 26 (1.14%) Virtual Team
13 24 (1.05%) Internet of Things
14 22 (0.97%) Fibre Optics
15 20 (0.88%) Cloud Native
16 18 (0.79%) Video on Demand
17 17 (0.75%) Algorithms
17 17 (0.75%) Cyberthreat
18 16 (0.70%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 370 (16.26%) Windows
2 323 (14.20%) Linux
3 154 (6.77%) Unix
4 87 (3.82%) Windows Server
5 54 (2.37%) Windows Server 2012
6 51 (2.24%) Windows 10
7 46 (2.02%) Android
8 30 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
9 26 (1.14%) Windows 7
10 25 (1.10%) Solaris
11 23 (1.01%) CentOS
12 15 (0.66%) Apple iOS
13 14 (0.62%) Windows 8
14 11 (0.48%) Mac OS
14 11 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 11 (0.48%) Ubuntu
15 9 (0.40%) Debian
16 8 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
17 7 (0.31%) Embedded Linux
18 4 (0.18%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 417 (18.33%) Business Intelligence
2 393 (17.27%) Programme Management
3 382 (16.79%) Agile Software Development
4 369 (16.22%) Digital Marketing
5 299 (13.14%) Problem-Solving
6 251 (11.03%) Project Management
7 223 (9.80%) ITIL
8 187 (8.22%) Continuous Improvement
9 180 (7.91%) Stakeholder Management
10 178 (7.82%) Software Engineering
11 158 (6.95%) Mentoring
12 143 (6.29%) Service Delivery
13 124 (5.45%) Project Delivery
14 117 (5.14%) PRINCE2
15 116 (5.10%) Analytics
16 107 (4.70%) Change Management
16 107 (4.70%) Test Automation
17 99 (4.35%) DevOps
17 99 (4.35%) Scrum
18 90 (3.96%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 229 (10.07%) SQL
2 207 (9.10%) Python
3 202 (8.88%) Java
4 196 (8.62%) C
5 192 (8.44%) C++
6 176 (7.74%) JavaScript
7 139 (6.11%) C#
8 61 (2.68%) PHP
9 44 (1.93%) Bash Shell
10 42 (1.85%) Embedded C
10 42 (1.85%) Perl
11 38 (1.67%) Shell Script
12 35 (1.54%) PowerShell
13 32 (1.41%) T-SQL
14 22 (0.97%) R
15 21 (0.92%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 20 (0.88%) Ruby
17 18 (0.79%) TypeScript
18 17 (0.75%) Go
19 13 (0.57%) Rust
Qualifications
1 377 (16.57%) Degree
2 203 (8.92%) Security Cleared
3 150 (6.59%) SC Cleared
4 133 (5.85%) Cisco Certification
5 79 (3.47%) CCNP
6 73 (3.21%) CCNA
7 61 (2.68%) DV Cleared
8 43 (1.89%) ISTQB
9 41 (1.80%) HNC
10 40 (1.76%) CCIE
10 40 (1.76%) Computer Science Degree
11 39 (1.71%) HND
12 36 (1.58%) CISSP
13 35 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
14 30 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 24 (1.05%) ISEB
15 24 (1.05%) Master's Degree
16 22 (0.97%) MCSA
16 22 (0.97%) MCSE
17 21 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 136 (5.98%) SLA
2 120 (5.27%) QA
3 88 (3.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 44 (1.93%) PMO
5 35 (1.54%) GDPR
6 20 (0.88%) Data Quality
7 17 (0.75%) PCI DSS
8 13 (0.57%) Cyber Essentials
8 13 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 12 (0.53%) NIST
10 11 (0.48%) ISO 9001
11 9 (0.40%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 8 (0.35%) RMADS
13 7 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 6 (0.26%) Actionable Recommendations
14 6 (0.26%) ISO 20022
14 6 (0.26%) PSD2
14 6 (0.26%) SEPA
15 5 (0.22%) ISO 22301
16 4 (0.18%) Def Stans
System Software
1 169 (7.43%) Active Directory
2 128 (5.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 75 (3.30%) Hyper-V
4 71 (3.12%) Docker
5 36 (1.58%) Firmware
6 29 (1.27%) Virtual Machines
7 20 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
8 17 (0.75%) Virtual Servers
9 13 (0.57%) XenApp
10 12 (0.53%) vSphere
11 9 (0.40%) VirtualBox
12 8 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
13 6 (0.26%) KVM
13 6 (0.26%) Terminal Services
13 6 (0.26%) VMware NSX
13 6 (0.26%) XenDesktop
14 3 (0.13%) BitLocker
14 3 (0.13%) Terminal Server
14 3 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
15 1 (0.044%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 51 (2.24%) SCCM
2 49 (2.15%) Ansible
3 32 (1.41%) SCOM
4 19 (0.84%) FortiGate
5 18 (0.79%) Kubernetes
6 16 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
7 14 (0.62%) Cisco Prime
8 13 (0.57%) HP ALM
8 13 (0.57%) Kibana
8 13 (0.57%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 13 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
9 11 (0.48%) Netcool
10 10 (0.44%) McAfee ePO
10 10 (0.44%) Nagios
11 9 (0.40%) logstash
11 9 (0.40%) TeMIP
12 8 (0.35%) SCOrch
13 7 (0.31%) Grafana
13 7 (0.31%) Puppet
14 6 (0.26%) Terraform
Vendors
1 386 (16.97%) SAP
2 375 (16.48%) Microsoft
3 224 (9.85%) Cisco
4 177 (7.78%) VMware
5 111 (4.88%) Oracle
6 70 (3.08%) Juniper
7 66 (2.90%) HP
8 61 (2.68%) Citrix
9 50 (2.20%) Remedy
10 38 (1.67%) BT
11 37 (1.63%) Salesforce.com
12 34 (1.49%) Red Hat
13 33 (1.45%) Dell
13 33 (1.45%) Google
14 32 (1.41%) Virgin Media
15 30 (1.32%) F5
15 30 (1.32%) SolarWinds
16 29 (1.27%) 3PAR
16 29 (1.27%) Openreach
17 28 (1.23%) CheckPoint