Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Telecommunications
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
25 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 112 80 100
Rank change year-on-year -32 +20 -35
Permanent jobs citing Telecoms 754 3,002 2,910
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 2.79% 3.71% 3.08%
As % of the General category 8.97% 10.89% 8.18%
Number of salaries quoted 582 2,097 2,304
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £69,500 £70,000
UK median annual salary £50,250 £50,000 £49,000
% change year-on-year +0.50% +2.04% +3.16%

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 8,406 27,557 35,555
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 31.11% 34.05% 37.65%
Number of salaries quoted 6,343 19,868 27,021
Median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.53% +3.33% +3.45%
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £70,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%

Telecoms
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Telecoms as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Telecoms in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 25 September 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 25 September 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 +15 359 £45,000 -10.00% 90
South West -23 131 £45,000 - 44
North of England -79 111 £50,000 +25.00% 60
North West -43 79 £47,500 +11.76% 33
Midlands -74 66 £48,500 +14.12% 31
East of England +22 57 £42,500 -2.86% 29
West Midlands -54 46 £50,000 +17.65% 22
Yorkshire -45 26 £55,000 +37.50% 20
East Midlands -4 17 £40,000 -11.11% 9
Wales +20 14 £46,000 +8.24% 10
Scotland +65 13 £36,000 -28.00% 10
North East +5 6 £44,000 +2.53% 7
Northern Ireland +21 3 £50,000 +104.96% 4
Telecoms
UK

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 210 (27.85%) Finance
2 167 (22.15%) Marketing
3 159 (21.09%) Public Sector
4 151 (20.03%) Business Intelligence
5 146 (19.36%) SAP
5 146 (19.36%) Electronics
5 146 (19.36%) Manufacturing
6 144 (19.10%) Programme Management
7 134 (17.77%) Digital Marketing
8 127 (16.84%) Microsoft
9 122 (16.18%) Agile Software Development
10 115 (15.25%) Degree
11 91 (12.07%) Linux
12 85 (11.27%) JavaScript
13 82 (10.88%) Windows
14 78 (10.34%) Azure
15 77 (10.21%) Project Management
15 77 (10.21%) ITIL
16 73 (9.68%) C
17 71 (9.42%) C++
17 71 (9.42%) Analytical Skills
18 68 (9.02%) Python
19 67 (8.89%) Software Engineering
20 63 (8.36%) Problem-Solving
21 62 (8.22%) VMware
21 62 (8.22%) Cisco
22 57 (7.56%) SLA
22 57 (7.56%) SQL
23 53 (7.03%) Wireless
24 52 (6.90%) Management Information System

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 24 (3.18%) SharePoint
2 15 (1.99%) Skype for Business
3 13 (1.72%) MS Exchange
4 11 (1.46%) Apache
5 8 (1.06%) Confluence
6 7 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (0.80%) CMS
8 4 (0.53%) Apache Spark
8 4 (0.53%) Mule
8 4 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.40%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.40%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.27%) Joomla!
10 2 (0.27%) WordPress
11 1 (0.13%) Headless CMS
11 1 (0.13%) Oracle Service Bus
11 1 (0.13%) Pachyderm
11 1 (0.13%) WebLogic
Applications
1 51 (6.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 45 (5.97%) Microsoft Office
3 21 (2.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (1.72%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.80%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.27%) Zeplin
7 1 (0.13%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.13%) OrCAD
7 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (1.33%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 7 (0.93%) SAP PSCD
3 5 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 78 (10.34%) Azure
2 48 (6.37%) AWS
3 33 (4.38%) Office 365
3 33 (4.38%) SaaS
4 23 (3.05%) Power Platform
5 10 (1.33%) AWS Lambda
5 10 (1.33%) Serverless
6 9 (1.19%) Mimecast
7 8 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (0.93%) GCP
9 6 (0.80%) AWS CloudFormation
10 5 (0.66%) PaaS
10 5 (0.66%) PowerApps
11 4 (0.53%) npm
12 3 (0.40%) Adobe Analytics
12 3 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (0.40%) GitHub
12 3 (0.40%) Google Analytics
12 3 (0.40%) Google Tag Manager
12 3 (0.40%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 53 (7.03%) Wireless
2 48 (6.37%) LAN
2 48 (6.37%) WAN
3 44 (5.84%) Internet
4 42 (5.57%) 5G
5 37 (4.91%) Firewall
5 37 (4.91%) Network Security
5 37 (4.91%) VoIP
5 37 (4.91%) Wi-Fi
6 31 (4.11%) 4G
6 31 (4.11%) TCP/IP
6 31 (4.11%) VPN
7 30 (3.98%) Ethernet
8 28 (3.71%) MPLS
9 26 (3.45%) Skype
10 25 (3.32%) Unified Communications
11 22 (2.92%) Radio Access Network
12 20 (2.65%) 3G
12 20 (2.65%) Broadband
13 19 (2.52%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (2.79%) Big Data
1 21 (2.79%) Power BI
1 21 (2.79%) SQL Server
2 17 (2.25%) MySQL
3 13 (1.72%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (0.93%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 6 (0.80%) Qlik Sense
6 5 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (0.66%) NoSQL
7 4 (0.53%) Data Mining
7 4 (0.53%) MongoDB
7 4 (0.53%) OLAP
8 3 (0.40%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 3 (0.40%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (0.40%) MS Access
8 3 (0.40%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (0.40%) QlikView
8 3 (0.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 28 (3.71%) Git (software)
2 22 (2.92%) Jenkins
3 19 (2.52%) JIRA
4 11 (1.46%) Selenium
5 10 (1.33%) NUnit
5 10 (1.33%) SpecFlow
6 6 (0.80%) Subversion
7 5 (0.66%) Cucumber
7 5 (0.66%) Fiddler
7 5 (0.66%) JUnit
7 5 (0.66%) Postman
7 5 (0.66%) SoapUI
8 4 (0.53%) Maven
8 4 (0.53%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (0.40%) Eclipse
9 3 (0.40%) JBehave
9 3 (0.40%) JMeter
9 3 (0.40%) WebDriver
10 2 (0.27%) Grunt
10 2 (0.27%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 210 (27.85%) Finance
2 167 (22.15%) Marketing
3 159 (21.09%) Public Sector
4 146 (19.36%) Electronics
4 146 (19.36%) Manufacturing
5 25 (3.32%) Local Government
6 22 (2.92%) Retail
7 21 (2.79%) Legal
8 15 (1.99%) Billing
9 13 (1.72%) Banking
10 11 (1.46%) Games
11 5 (0.66%) Digital Economy
12 4 (0.53%) Law
13 3 (0.40%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.40%) Social Housing
13 3 (0.40%) Spanish Language
14 2 (0.27%) Advertising
14 2 (0.27%) Automotive
14 2 (0.27%) Back Office
14 2 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 82 (10.88%) Developer
2 58 (7.69%) Analyst
3 56 (7.43%) Architect
4 47 (6.23%) Software Engineer
5 46 (6.10%) Telecoms Manager
6 41 (5.44%) Project Manager
7 30 (3.98%) Network Engineer
7 30 (3.98%) Support Engineer
8 25 (3.32%) Software Developer
9 23 (3.05%) Embedded Engineer
10 21 (2.79%) Consultant
10 21 (2.79%) Security Manager
10 21 (2.79%) Solutions Architect
11 20 (2.65%) Senior Developer
12 19 (2.52%) Design Engineer
12 19 (2.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 19 (2.52%) Senior Manager
12 19 (2.52%) Senior Software Engineer
12 19 (2.52%) Telecoms Engineer
13 18 (2.39%) Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (6.76%) .NET
2 49 (6.50%) HTML
3 43 (5.70%) CSS
4 31 (4.11%) ASP.NET
5 28 (3.71%) REST
6 22 (2.92%) React
7 20 (2.65%) .NET Core
7 20 (2.65%) AngularJS
7 20 (2.65%) SOAP
8 15 (1.99%) ASP.NET Core
9 14 (1.86%) LINQ
9 14 (1.86%) Node.js
10 13 (1.72%) Vue.js
10 13 (1.72%) Web Services
11 11 (1.46%) ASP.NET MVC
12 10 (1.33%) HTML5
12 10 (1.33%) jQuery
12 10 (1.33%) RESTful
12 10 (1.33%) Symfony
12 10 (1.33%) Task Parallel Library
Miscellaneous
1 71 (9.42%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (6.90%) Management Information System
3 38 (5.04%) User Experience
4 34 (4.51%) Data Centre
5 32 (4.24%) Self-Motivation
6 20 (2.65%) Blog
7 18 (2.39%) Algorithms
7 18 (2.39%) Virtual Team
8 17 (2.25%) Internet of Things
9 16 (2.12%) Mobile App
10 11 (1.46%) Cloud Native
10 11 (1.46%) Video Conferencing
11 10 (1.33%) Driving Licence
12 9 (1.19%) Fibre Optics
12 9 (1.19%) Greenfield Project
13 8 (1.06%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 8 (1.06%) IVR
13 8 (1.06%) Over-the-Top Content
14 7 (0.93%) Handset
14 7 (0.93%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 91 (12.07%) Linux
2 82 (10.88%) Windows
3 25 (3.32%) Windows Server
4 23 (3.05%) Unix
5 22 (2.92%) Windows 10
6 11 (1.46%) Android
6 11 (1.46%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (1.33%) Apple iOS
7 10 (1.33%) CentOS
8 5 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (0.66%) Windows Server 2016
9 4 (0.53%) Debian
9 4 (0.53%) SUSE
9 4 (0.53%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.40%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.40%) Windows Server 2019
10 3 (0.40%) Windows Vista
11 2 (0.27%) Solaris
12 1 (0.13%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (20.03%) Business Intelligence
2 144 (19.10%) Programme Management
3 134 (17.77%) Digital Marketing
4 122 (16.18%) Agile Software Development
5 77 (10.21%) ITIL
5 77 (10.21%) Project Management
6 67 (8.89%) Software Engineering
7 63 (8.36%) Problem-Solving
8 47 (6.23%) DevOps
8 47 (6.23%) Test Automation
9 44 (5.84%) Stakeholder Management
10 42 (5.57%) Computer Science
10 42 (5.57%) Scrum
11 41 (5.44%) Continuous Integration
11 41 (5.44%) CRM
12 40 (5.31%) Service Design
13 39 (5.17%) Cybersecurity
14 38 (5.04%) TOGAF
15 37 (4.91%) Customer Requirements
15 37 (4.91%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 85 (11.27%) JavaScript
2 73 (9.68%) C
3 71 (9.42%) C++
4 68 (9.02%) Python
5 57 (7.56%) SQL
6 45 (5.97%) C#
6 45 (5.97%) Java
7 22 (2.92%) Bash Shell
8 19 (2.52%) PHP
9 12 (1.59%) Go
10 10 (1.33%) PowerShell
10 10 (1.33%) TypeScript
11 8 (1.06%) Assembly Language
12 6 (0.80%) MATLAB
12 6 (0.80%) T-SQL
13 5 (0.66%) Apex Code
13 5 (0.66%) VBA
13 5 (0.66%) VBScript
14 4 (0.53%) PL/SQL
14 4 (0.53%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 115 (15.25%) Degree
2 40 (5.31%) Security Cleared
3 37 (4.91%) Cisco Certification
4 32 (4.24%) CCNA
5 20 (2.65%) CISSP
6 19 (2.52%) Microsoft Certification
7 18 (2.39%) CCNP
7 18 (2.39%) CISM
8 17 (2.25%) MCSA
9 16 (2.12%) SC Cleared
10 12 (1.59%) Master's Degree
11 10 (1.33%) MCSE
12 9 (1.19%) CISA
12 9 (1.19%) TOGAF Certification
13 7 (0.93%) CCIE
13 7 (0.93%) DV Cleared
13 7 (0.93%) HNC
14 6 (0.80%) ISTQB
15 5 (0.66%) PMI Certification
15 5 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (7.56%) SLA
2 48 (6.37%) QA
3 40 (5.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (1.72%) GDPR
5 7 (0.93%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.80%) NIST
7 5 (0.66%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.53%) COBIT
8 4 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 4 (0.53%) PMO
9 3 (0.40%) DO-178B
9 3 (0.40%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 3 (0.40%) IEC 61508
9 3 (0.40%) ISO 14001
9 3 (0.40%) NCSC
9 3 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.27%) NEBOSH
10 2 (0.27%) NIST 800
11 1 (0.13%) Def Stans
11 1 (0.13%) MISRA C
System Software
1 43 (5.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 42 (5.57%) Active Directory
3 32 (4.24%) Hyper-V
4 23 (3.05%) Docker
5 14 (1.86%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (1.46%) Virtual Machines
7 9 (1.19%) VMware Workstation
8 7 (0.93%) Firmware
9 6 (0.80%) KVM
10 4 (0.53%) vSphere
11 2 (0.27%) NFS
12 1 (0.13%) pfSense
12 1 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.13%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 20 (2.65%) Kubernetes
2 13 (1.72%) Terraform
3 10 (1.33%) Ansible
3 10 (1.33%) SCVMM
4 8 (1.06%) Puppet
4 8 (1.06%) SCCM
5 5 (0.66%) HP ALM
5 5 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.27%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (0.27%) FortiGate
6 2 (0.27%) Nagios
6 2 (0.27%) WMI
7 1 (0.13%) BMC Performance Manager
7 1 (0.13%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.13%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.13%) Kubeflow
7 1 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.13%) Packer
7 1 (0.13%) Salt
7 1 (0.13%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 146 (19.36%) SAP
2 127 (16.84%) Microsoft
3 62 (8.22%) Cisco
3 62 (8.22%) VMware
4 26 (3.45%) Oracle
5 20 (2.65%) Nokia
6 19 (2.52%) Dell
7 18 (2.39%) Juniper
8 17 (2.25%) Ericsson
8 17 (2.25%) Sophos
9 14 (1.86%) Google
9 14 (1.86%) Huawei
10 12 (1.59%) Mitel
10 12 (1.59%) Red Hat
10 12 (1.59%) Remedy
10 12 (1.59%) Tableau
11 10 (1.33%) BiZZdesign
11 10 (1.33%) HP
11 10 (1.33%) Polycom
11 10 (1.33%) Sparx