Period
to 14 November 2019

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 14 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Telecommunications
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
14 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 77 95 71
Rank change year-on-year +18 -24 -17
Permanent jobs citing Telecoms 2,857 3,048 4,128
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 3.65% 3.32% 4.10%
As % of the General category 10.86% 8.98% 10.77%
Number of salaries quoted 1,895 2,289 3,235
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,500 £23,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £71,400 £67,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +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 the UK excluding London with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 26,318 33,927 38,342
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 33.60% 36.95% 38.07%
Number of salaries quoted 19,132 25,619 29,320
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +1.69% +0.57%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £73,750 £71,250 £67,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 14 November 2019.

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 14 November 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 +12 994 £50,000 -8.26% 166
North of England +19 519 £40,000 -5.88% 103
South West -6 513 £47,500 - 62
Midlands +68 497 £42,500 +15.65% 72
West Midlands +52 354 £42,500 +15.65% 40
Yorkshire +54 244 £37,000 -7.50% 39
North West -33 243 £45,750 +3.98% 50
East of England +3 214 £42,500 - 78
East Midlands +47 136 £38,000 +22.58% 32
Scotland -2 60 £50,000 +17.65% 39
Wales +3 57 £36,000 -4.00% 10
North East +39 32 £50,000 +48.15% 14
Isle of Man -3 3 £51,000 -
Northern Ireland -4 3 £24,396 -20.01% 2
Channel Islands - 1 £65,000 -
Telecoms
UK

For the 6 months to 14 November 2019, 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.

1 850 (29.75%) Finance
2 672 (23.52%) Public Sector
3 624 (21.84%) Electronics
4 620 (21.70%) Marketing
5 613 (21.46%) Manufacturing
6 596 (20.86%) Business Intelligence
7 594 (20.79%) SAP
8 576 (20.16%) Programme Management
9 556 (19.46%) Digital Marketing
10 523 (18.31%) Degree
11 470 (16.45%) Agile Software Development
12 458 (16.03%) Linux
13 431 (15.09%) Cisco
14 403 (14.11%) Microsoft
15 370 (12.95%) Problem-Solving
16 348 (12.18%) Windows
17 325 (11.38%) Python
18 322 (11.27%) SQL
19 319 (11.17%) Wireless
20 317 (11.10%) Cisco Certification
21 314 (10.99%) ITIL
22 298 (10.43%) Firewall
23 296 (10.36%) WAN
24 292 (10.22%) Java
25 284 (9.94%) Project Management
26 266 (9.31%) Unix
27 243 (8.51%) Service Delivery
28 234 (8.19%) Analytical Skills
29 229 (8.02%) Security Cleared
30 228 (7.98%) JavaScript

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 61 (2.14%) SharePoint
2 59 (2.07%) MS Exchange
3 44 (1.54%) Apache
4 43 (1.51%) Apache Spark
5 38 (1.33%) IIS
6 27 (0.95%) Confluence
7 19 (0.67%) Skype for Business
8 17 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
9 16 (0.56%) JBoss
9 16 (0.56%) Tomcat
10 15 (0.53%) CMS
11 13 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2013
12 12 (0.42%) WebLogic
13 11 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 8 (0.28%) OpenStack
15 6 (0.21%) Mule
15 6 (0.21%) Mule ESB
16 5 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2010
16 5 (0.18%) nginx
16 5 (0.18%) Smallworld
Applications
1 155 (5.43%) Microsoft Office
2 108 (3.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 58 (2.03%) MS Visio
4 45 (1.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 18 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.21%) AutoCAD
6 6 (0.21%) InfoPath
6 6 (0.21%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.070%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.070%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.070%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.035%) HipChat
9 1 (0.035%) OrCAD
9 1 (0.035%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 13 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 11 (0.39%) SAP CO
2 11 (0.39%) SAP FI
2 11 (0.39%) SAP FI/CO
3 9 (0.32%) SAP S/4HANA
4 5 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 5 (0.18%) Teamcenter
5 4 (0.14%) BusinessWorks
6 3 (0.11%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.070%) Exstream
7 2 (0.070%) Misys Midas
7 2 (0.070%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.070%) Primavera
7 2 (0.070%) SAP Business One
7 2 (0.070%) SAP QM
8 1 (0.035%) SAP PM
8 1 (0.035%) Sentinel
8 1 (0.035%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 189 (6.62%) AWS
2 175 (6.13%) Azure
3 129 (4.52%) Office 365
4 84 (2.94%) SaaS
5 57 (2.00%) GCP
6 37 (1.30%) Serverless
7 33 (1.16%) Power Platform
8 30 (1.05%) IaaS
9 29 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
10 20 (0.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 18 (0.63%) GitHub
11 18 (0.63%) npm
12 17 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
12 17 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
12 17 (0.60%) AWS Lambda
13 15 (0.53%) Amazon Cognito
13 15 (0.53%) AWS CodePipeline
14 13 (0.46%) OneDrive
15 12 (0.42%) Azure Stack
16 11 (0.39%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 319 (11.17%) Wireless
2 298 (10.43%) Firewall
3 296 (10.36%) WAN
4 228 (7.98%) DNS
5 209 (7.32%) LAN
6 208 (7.28%) MPLS
7 199 (6.97%) Broadband
8 190 (6.65%) Internet
9 175 (6.13%) BGP
9 175 (6.13%) VoIP
10 153 (5.36%) VPN
11 151 (5.29%) Network Security
12 146 (5.11%) TCP/IP
13 136 (4.76%) OSPF
14 131 (4.59%) DHCP
15 100 (3.50%) Wi-Fi
16 99 (3.47%) Ethernet
17 96 (3.36%) Cisco ASA
18 87 (3.05%) NetScaler
19 86 (3.01%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 216 (7.56%) SQL Server
2 60 (2.10%) NoSQL
3 55 (1.93%) MySQL
4 52 (1.82%) Big Data
5 51 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
6 42 (1.47%) Hadoop
7 40 (1.40%) Relational Database
8 37 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
9 36 (1.26%) MongoDB
10 33 (1.16%) Power BI
11 32 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 30 (1.05%) Apache Cassandra
13 26 (0.91%) GIS
14 23 (0.81%) BigQuery
15 22 (0.77%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 22 (0.77%) Amazon Redshift
16 21 (0.74%) Oracle Database
17 16 (0.56%) Looker
17 16 (0.56%) RDBMS
17 16 (0.56%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 106 (3.71%) Git (software)
2 90 (3.15%) JIRA
3 59 (2.07%) Jenkins
4 43 (1.51%) Selenium
5 39 (1.37%) Visual Studio
6 34 (1.19%) Maven
6 34 (1.19%) Subversion
6 34 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
7 27 (0.95%) JUnit
7 27 (0.95%) WebDriver
8 26 (0.91%) Cucumber
9 25 (0.88%) Jasmine
10 24 (0.84%) Mocha
11 23 (0.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 20 (0.70%) GitLab
12 20 (0.70%) webpack
13 18 (0.63%) GDB
14 17 (0.60%) Protractor
15 16 (0.56%) IntelliJ
16 13 (0.46%) SpecFlow
General
1 850 (29.75%) Finance
2 672 (23.52%) Public Sector
3 624 (21.84%) Electronics
4 620 (21.70%) Marketing
5 613 (21.46%) Manufacturing
6 149 (5.22%) Retail
7 113 (3.96%) Banking
8 76 (2.66%) Billing
9 65 (2.28%) Legal
10 45 (1.58%) German Language
11 42 (1.47%) Italian Language
12 32 (1.12%) Automotive
12 32 (1.12%) Local Government
13 27 (0.95%) Law
14 20 (0.70%) Advertising
15 19 (0.67%) Military
16 17 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
17 16 (0.56%) Aerospace
18 11 (0.39%) Games
19 10 (0.35%) Police
Job Titles
1 354 (12.39%) Developer
2 344 (12.04%) Analyst
3 244 (8.54%) Network Engineer
4 139 (4.87%) Support Engineer
5 132 (4.62%) Software Engineer
6 131 (4.59%) Architect
7 126 (4.41%) Project Manager
8 114 (3.99%) Cisco Engineer
9 107 (3.75%) Security Engineer
10 103 (3.61%) Consultant
11 101 (3.54%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 90 (3.15%) Software Developer
13 89 (3.12%) Network Security Engineer
14 86 (3.01%) Telecoms Engineer
15 82 (2.87%) Telecoms Manager
16 81 (2.84%) Cisco Security Engineer
17 78 (2.73%) .NET Developer
17 78 (2.73%) IT Support
18 76 (2.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 75 (2.63%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 160 (5.60%) .NET
2 119 (4.17%) HTML
3 118 (4.13%) AngularJS
4 111 (3.89%) CSS
5 78 (2.73%) Web Services
6 77 (2.70%) ASP.NET
7 68 (2.38%) REST
8 64 (2.24%) SOAP
9 60 (2.10%) React
10 58 (2.03%) Node.js
10 58 (2.03%) RESTful
11 49 (1.72%) Spring
12 45 (1.58%) jQuery
13 43 (1.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 42 (1.47%) JSON
15 39 (1.37%) XML
16 38 (1.33%) J2EE
17 34 (1.19%) Django
18 33 (1.16%) .NET Core
18 33 (1.16%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 234 (8.19%) Analytical Skills
2 199 (6.97%) Data Centre
3 183 (6.41%) CCTV
4 180 (6.30%) User Experience
5 175 (6.13%) Management Information System
6 115 (4.03%) Self-Motivation
7 78 (2.73%) Driving Licence
8 57 (2.00%) Embedded Systems
9 39 (1.37%) Greenfield Project
10 37 (1.30%) Virtual Team
11 35 (1.23%) Algorithms
11 35 (1.23%) Fibre Optics
12 29 (1.02%) Internet of Things
13 28 (0.98%) e-Learning
14 26 (0.91%) Blog
15 25 (0.88%) Clustering
16 22 (0.77%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
17 21 (0.74%) Cyberthreat
17 21 (0.74%) Video on Demand
18 20 (0.70%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 458 (16.03%) Linux
2 348 (12.18%) Windows
3 266 (9.31%) Unix
4 124 (4.34%) Windows Server
5 81 (2.84%) Windows Server 2012
6 68 (2.38%) Windows 10
7 55 (1.93%) Windows 7
8 45 (1.58%) Android
9 44 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
10 32 (1.12%) CentOS
11 29 (1.02%) Apple iOS
12 28 (0.98%) Solaris
13 23 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 20 (0.70%) Windows 8
15 18 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
16 15 (0.53%) Mac OS
17 12 (0.42%) HPUX
18 11 (0.39%) Ubuntu
19 8 (0.28%) Debian
20 4 (0.14%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 596 (20.86%) Business Intelligence
2 576 (20.16%) Programme Management
3 556 (19.46%) Digital Marketing
4 470 (16.45%) Agile Software Development
5 370 (12.95%) Problem-Solving
6 314 (10.99%) ITIL
7 284 (9.94%) Project Management
8 243 (8.51%) Service Delivery
9 204 (7.14%) Software Engineering
10 169 (5.92%) Continuous Improvement
11 155 (5.43%) Analytics
12 150 (5.25%) Stakeholder Management
13 148 (5.18%) Mentoring
14 146 (5.11%) Scrum
15 139 (4.87%) Change Management
16 137 (4.80%) Test Automation
17 129 (4.52%) Project Delivery
18 127 (4.45%) Network Management
19 126 (4.41%) Network Design
20 122 (4.27%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 325 (11.38%) Python
2 322 (11.27%) SQL
3 292 (10.22%) Java
4 228 (7.98%) JavaScript
5 210 (7.35%) C++
6 200 (7.00%) C#
7 198 (6.93%) C
8 114 (3.99%) Perl
9 104 (3.64%) Bash Shell
10 69 (2.42%) PHP
11 41 (1.44%) Embedded C
11 41 (1.44%) R
12 38 (1.33%) PowerShell
13 33 (1.16%) Shell Script
14 28 (0.98%) Go
15 23 (0.81%) ES6
16 22 (0.77%) T-SQL
16 22 (0.77%) TypeScript
17 21 (0.74%) Ruby
18 18 (0.63%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 523 (18.31%) Degree
2 317 (11.10%) Cisco Certification
3 229 (8.02%) Security Cleared
4 213 (7.46%) CCNA
5 211 (7.39%) CCNP
6 153 (5.36%) SC Cleared
7 74 (2.59%) DV Cleared
8 73 (2.56%) ISTQB
9 67 (2.35%) CCIE
10 59 (2.07%) HND
11 56 (1.96%) ISEB
12 55 (1.93%) HNC
13 40 (1.40%) Microsoft Certification
14 35 (1.23%) CCIE Service Provider
15 34 (1.19%) CISSP
16 32 (1.12%) Computer Science Degree
16 32 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
16 32 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 30 (1.05%) JNCIA
18 28 (0.98%) CCIE Routing and Switching
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 187 (6.55%) SLA
2 146 (5.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 116 (4.06%) QA
4 99 (3.47%) ISO 9001
5 46 (1.61%) PMO
6 22 (0.77%) GDPR
7 20 (0.70%) Data Quality
8 19 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 18 (0.63%) PCI DSS
10 9 (0.32%) ISO 22301
10 9 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 9 (0.32%) NIST
11 7 (0.25%) Actionable Recommendations
11 7 (0.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 6 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
12 6 (0.21%) ISO 20022
12 6 (0.21%) PSD2
12 6 (0.21%) SEPA
13 5 (0.18%) COBIT
13 5 (0.18%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 175 (6.13%) Active Directory
2 143 (5.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 87 (3.05%) Hyper-V
4 76 (2.66%) Docker
5 38 (1.33%) Firmware
6 21 (0.74%) Virtual Servers
7 17 (0.60%) vCloud
7 17 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
7 17 (0.60%) XenApp
8 16 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
9 14 (0.49%) vSphere
10 13 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
11 12 (0.42%) VirtualBox
11 12 (0.42%) XenDesktop
12 8 (0.28%) Terminal Services
13 6 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
14 5 (0.18%) VMware NSX
15 4 (0.14%) BitLocker
15 4 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
16 3 (0.11%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 105 (3.68%) FortiGate
2 81 (2.84%) Nagios
3 52 (1.82%) SCCM
4 37 (1.30%) Ansible
5 26 (0.91%) Netcool
6 25 (0.88%) Terraform
7 23 (0.81%) HP ALM
8 22 (0.77%) HP Quality Center
8 22 (0.77%) SCOM
9 19 (0.67%) Kubernetes
10 18 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
11 17 (0.60%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 16 (0.56%) Puppet
13 13 (0.46%) AirWatch
13 13 (0.46%) Cisco CUCM
14 12 (0.42%) SCOrch
15 10 (0.35%) Kibana
15 10 (0.35%) logstash
16 7 (0.25%) Cacti
16 7 (0.25%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 594 (20.79%) SAP
2 431 (15.09%) Cisco
3 403 (14.11%) Microsoft
4 214 (7.49%) VMware
5 131 (4.59%) Oracle
6 118 (4.13%) Fortinet
7 107 (3.75%) Palo Alto
8 104 (3.64%) Juniper
9 75 (2.63%) HP
10 72 (2.52%) Citrix
11 65 (2.28%) BT
12 64 (2.24%) EMC
13 62 (2.17%) Dell
14 61 (2.14%) Google
15 53 (1.86%) Remedy
16 52 (1.82%) Openreach
17 48 (1.68%) NetApp
18 46 (1.61%) Red Hat
19 41 (1.44%) Avaya
20 37 (1.30%) Salesforce.com