Period
to 16 September 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 16 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Telecommunications
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
16 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 80 98 64
Rank change year-on-year +18 -34 -14
Permanent jobs citing Telecoms 2,999 2,864 4,294
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 3.69% 3.06% 4.39%
As % of the General category 10.84% 8.14% 11.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1,966 2,152 3,347
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,500 £26,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £70,000 £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 27,673 35,188 37,399
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 34.08% 37.64% 38.21%
Number of salaries quoted 19,969 26,685 28,706
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% +3.45% -
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £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 16 September 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 16 September 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 1,004 £50,000 -4.76% 180
North of England +45 705 £40,000 +3.90% 97
Midlands +76 491 £44,000 +35.38% 82
South West -5 481 £45,000 - 78
North West +23 403 £42,500 +6.25% 52
West Midlands +67 346 £45,000 +38.46% 52
Yorkshire +67 278 £37,500 -6.25% 38
East of England +29 203 £42,500 +13.33% 67
East Midlands +46 136 £42,500 +117.95% 30
Scotland -31 62 £50,000 +14.94% 39
Wales -7 45 £42,250 +27.36% 10
North East +18 23 £42,500 +267.97% 7
Isle of Man 0 5 £51,000 +56.92%
Northern Ireland -32 4 £24,396 -20.01% 1
Channel Islands +6 1 £65,000 -7.14%
Telecoms
UK

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 860 (28.68%) Finance
2 693 (23.11%) Public Sector
3 647 (21.57%) Marketing
4 633 (21.11%) Electronics
5 622 (20.74%) Manufacturing
5 622 (20.74%) Business Intelligence
6 604 (20.14%) SAP
7 598 (19.94%) Degree
8 586 (19.54%) Programme Management
9 573 (19.11%) Agile Software Development
10 565 (18.84%) Digital Marketing
11 442 (14.74%) Cisco
12 432 (14.40%) Microsoft
13 404 (13.47%) Linux
14 373 (12.44%) Cisco Certification
15 363 (12.10%) SQL
16 355 (11.84%) Problem-Solving
17 351 (11.70%) ITIL
18 315 (10.50%) Java
19 310 (10.34%) WAN
20 309 (10.30%) Python
21 301 (10.04%) Broadband
22 289 (9.64%) Windows
23 283 (9.44%) Firewall
24 282 (9.40%) Wireless
25 260 (8.67%) Project Management
26 259 (8.64%) Analytical Skills
27 258 (8.60%) CCNP
28 255 (8.50%) C#
29 252 (8.40%) CCNA

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 60 (2.00%) MS Exchange
2 56 (1.87%) SharePoint
3 40 (1.33%) Apache Spark
4 33 (1.10%) Apache
5 25 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
6 23 (0.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 22 (0.73%) IIS
7 22 (0.73%) JBoss
8 20 (0.67%) CMS
9 18 (0.60%) Confluence
10 17 (0.57%) Skype for Business
11 12 (0.40%) Tomcat
12 11 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2013
13 9 (0.30%) WebLogic
14 7 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2010
14 7 (0.23%) IBM Domino
14 7 (0.23%) OpenStack
15 6 (0.20%) Mule
15 6 (0.20%) Mule ESB
16 5 (0.17%) Smallworld
Applications
1 193 (6.44%) Microsoft Office
2 147 (4.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 71 (2.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 42 (1.40%) MS Visio
5 20 (0.67%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.20%) InfoPath
6 6 (0.20%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.10%) Figma
8 3 (0.10%) InVision
8 3 (0.10%) Marvel
8 3 (0.10%) Sketch
8 3 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.067%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.067%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.033%) HipChat
10 1 (0.033%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 11 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 10 (0.33%) SAP CO
2 10 (0.33%) SAP FI
2 10 (0.33%) SAP FI/CO
3 5 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.17%) SAP S/4HANA
4 3 (0.10%) CSG Singleview
4 3 (0.10%) Teamcenter
5 2 (0.067%) Exstream
5 2 (0.067%) Misys Midas
5 2 (0.067%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.067%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.067%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.067%) SAP QM
6 1 (0.033%) Data Workbench
6 1 (0.033%) Lorenzo
6 1 (0.033%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.033%) SAP PM
6 1 (0.033%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 210 (7.00%) AWS
2 181 (6.04%) Azure
3 141 (4.70%) Office 365
4 104 (3.47%) SaaS
5 62 (2.07%) IaaS
6 58 (1.93%) GCP
7 46 (1.53%) Serverless
8 44 (1.47%) Power Platform
9 30 (1.00%) GitHub
9 30 (1.00%) npm
10 26 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
11 21 (0.70%) PaaS
12 20 (0.67%) AWS Lambda
12 20 (0.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 15 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
13 15 (0.50%) AWS CodePipeline
14 14 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
15 12 (0.40%) AWS IoT
15 12 (0.40%) Azure Stack
15 12 (0.40%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 310 (10.34%) WAN
2 301 (10.04%) Broadband
3 283 (9.44%) Firewall
4 282 (9.40%) Wireless
5 249 (8.30%) MPLS
6 216 (7.20%) LAN
7 192 (6.40%) DNS
8 177 (5.90%) Internet
9 175 (5.84%) VoIP
10 173 (5.77%) BGP
11 168 (5.60%) VPN
12 160 (5.34%) Network Security
13 145 (4.83%) OSPF
14 118 (3.93%) Ethernet
15 113 (3.77%) Cisco ASA
16 111 (3.70%) TCP/IP
17 98 (3.27%) NetScaler
18 97 (3.23%) IPsec
19 90 (3.00%) ADSL
20 86 (2.87%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 227 (7.57%) SQL Server
2 76 (2.53%) Data Warehouse
3 62 (2.07%) NoSQL
4 55 (1.83%) Relational Database
5 52 (1.73%) MySQL
6 48 (1.60%) Big Data
7 43 (1.43%) Power BI
8 42 (1.40%) Hadoop
9 41 (1.37%) MongoDB
9 41 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 38 (1.27%) RDBMS
11 37 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
12 35 (1.17%) Apache Cassandra
13 27 (0.90%) GIS
14 26 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 24 (0.80%) Qlik Sense
16 23 (0.77%) BusinessObjects
17 22 (0.73%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 21 (0.70%) Data Mining
19 20 (0.67%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 118 (3.93%) Git (software)
2 98 (3.27%) JIRA
3 65 (2.17%) Jenkins
4 49 (1.63%) Selenium
4 49 (1.63%) SoapUI
5 37 (1.23%) Subversion
6 32 (1.07%) Team Foundation Server
7 31 (1.03%) Visual Studio
7 31 (1.03%) WebDriver
8 29 (0.97%) Maven
8 29 (0.97%) webpack
9 28 (0.93%) Jasmine
9 28 (0.93%) JUnit
10 26 (0.87%) Mocha
11 25 (0.83%) Cucumber
12 21 (0.70%) Protractor
13 20 (0.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 17 (0.57%) SpecFlow
15 16 (0.53%) GDB
16 14 (0.47%) GitLab
General
1 860 (28.68%) Finance
2 693 (23.11%) Public Sector
3 647 (21.57%) Marketing
4 633 (21.11%) Electronics
5 622 (20.74%) Manufacturing
6 192 (6.40%) Retail
7 136 (4.53%) Banking
8 134 (4.47%) Billing
9 50 (1.67%) Legal
10 47 (1.57%) German Language
11 44 (1.47%) Advertising
11 44 (1.47%) Italian Language
12 36 (1.20%) Local Government
13 26 (0.87%) Law
14 21 (0.70%) Games
15 18 (0.60%) Automotive
16 17 (0.57%) Military
17 16 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
18 15 (0.50%) Retail Banking
19 12 (0.40%) Digital Economy
Job Titles
1 384 (12.80%) Developer
2 359 (11.97%) Analyst
3 281 (9.37%) Network Engineer
4 144 (4.80%) Project Manager
5 139 (4.63%) Architect
6 130 (4.33%) Consultant
7 116 (3.87%) Cisco Engineer
8 107 (3.57%) Software Engineer
9 103 (3.43%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 103 (3.43%) Support Engineer
10 101 (3.37%) Security Engineer
11 99 (3.30%) Telecoms Manager
12 95 (3.17%) Test Engineer
13 89 (2.97%) Network Security Engineer
14 88 (2.93%) Software Developer
15 84 (2.80%) Cisco Security Engineer
16 80 (2.67%) Java Developer
17 73 (2.43%) 3rd Line Engineer
18 70 (2.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 70 (2.33%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 200 (6.67%) .NET
2 139 (4.63%) HTML
3 130 (4.33%) CSS
4 98 (3.27%) AngularJS
5 85 (2.83%) Web Services
6 81 (2.70%) React
7 72 (2.40%) REST
8 65 (2.17%) ASP.NET
9 64 (2.13%) Spring
10 63 (2.10%) Node.js
11 62 (2.07%) RESTful
12 59 (1.97%) SOAP
13 58 (1.93%) jQuery
14 48 (1.60%) HTML5
15 47 (1.57%) JSON
16 44 (1.47%) J2EE
16 44 (1.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 36 (1.20%) XML
18 34 (1.13%) Hibernate
19 30 (1.00%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 259 (8.64%) Analytical Skills
2 198 (6.60%) Management Information System
3 192 (6.40%) User Experience
4 191 (6.37%) Data Centre
5 150 (5.00%) CCTV
6 118 (3.93%) Self-Motivation
7 99 (3.30%) Driving Licence
8 46 (1.53%) Embedded Systems
9 43 (1.43%) Algorithms
10 42 (1.40%) Greenfield Project
11 41 (1.37%) Fibre Optics
12 32 (1.07%) Virtual Team
13 29 (0.97%) Blog
14 22 (0.73%) Smart Meter
15 21 (0.70%) e-Learning
16 20 (0.67%) Social Media
17 19 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
18 18 (0.60%) Internet of Things
18 18 (0.60%) Smartphone
19 16 (0.53%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 404 (13.47%) Linux
2 289 (9.64%) Windows
3 217 (7.24%) Unix
4 123 (4.10%) Windows Server
5 79 (2.63%) Windows 10
6 71 (2.37%) Windows Server 2012
7 57 (1.90%) Windows 7
8 56 (1.87%) Android
9 38 (1.27%) Apple iOS
10 34 (1.13%) Windows Server 2008
11 25 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 23 (0.77%) CentOS
13 18 (0.60%) Solaris
14 16 (0.53%) Windows 8
15 14 (0.47%) Mac OS
16 13 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
17 11 (0.37%) HPUX
18 10 (0.33%) FreeBSD
19 8 (0.27%) Mac OS X
20 6 (0.20%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 622 (20.74%) Business Intelligence
2 586 (19.54%) Programme Management
3 573 (19.11%) Agile Software Development
4 565 (18.84%) Digital Marketing
5 355 (11.84%) Problem-Solving
6 351 (11.70%) ITIL
7 260 (8.67%) Project Management
8 247 (8.24%) Service Delivery
9 212 (7.07%) Software Engineering
10 198 (6.60%) Test Automation
11 178 (5.94%) Mentoring
12 176 (5.87%) Continuous Improvement
13 169 (5.64%) Analytics
14 168 (5.60%) CRM
15 149 (4.97%) Presales
16 146 (4.87%) Scrum
17 141 (4.70%) Incident Management
17 141 (4.70%) Project Delivery
18 138 (4.60%) Stakeholder Management
19 134 (4.47%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 363 (12.10%) SQL
2 315 (10.50%) Java
3 309 (10.30%) Python
4 255 (8.50%) C#
5 251 (8.37%) JavaScript
6 220 (7.34%) C++
7 151 (5.04%) C
8 112 (3.73%) Perl
9 99 (3.30%) Bash Shell
10 89 (2.97%) PHP
11 45 (1.50%) R
12 36 (1.20%) PowerShell
13 32 (1.07%) Embedded C
14 30 (1.00%) Go
15 27 (0.90%) T-SQL
16 26 (0.87%) Shell Script
17 23 (0.77%) ES6
18 21 (0.70%) TypeScript
19 18 (0.60%) ES7
20 17 (0.57%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 598 (19.94%) Degree
2 373 (12.44%) Cisco Certification
3 258 (8.60%) CCNP
4 252 (8.40%) CCNA
5 203 (6.77%) Security Cleared
6 124 (4.13%) SC Cleared
7 110 (3.67%) ISTQB
8 72 (2.40%) DV Cleared
9 68 (2.27%) ISEB
10 63 (2.10%) CCIE
11 60 (2.00%) HND
12 57 (1.90%) HNC
13 42 (1.40%) CCIE Service Provider
14 39 (1.30%) Computer Science Degree
15 38 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
16 37 (1.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 37 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
17 33 (1.10%) CCDP
18 32 (1.07%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
19 31 (1.03%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 191 (6.37%) SLA
2 145 (4.83%) QA
3 143 (4.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 125 (4.17%) ISO 9001
5 40 (1.33%) PMO
6 34 (1.13%) Data Quality
7 23 (0.77%) GDPR
8 16 (0.53%) PCI DSS
9 15 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 10 (0.33%) COBIT
11 8 (0.27%) ISO 22301
12 7 (0.23%) NIST
13 6 (0.20%) NEBOSH
14 5 (0.17%) ISO 14001
14 5 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 4 (0.13%) HL7
15 4 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 2 (0.067%) Actionable Recommendations
16 2 (0.067%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 2 (0.067%) IFRS
System Software
1 180 (6.00%) Active Directory
2 130 (4.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 73 (2.43%) Hyper-V
4 72 (2.40%) Docker
5 44 (1.47%) vCloud
6 35 (1.17%) Firmware
7 18 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
8 15 (0.50%) XenApp
9 14 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
9 14 (0.47%) XenDesktop
10 13 (0.43%) Virtual Servers
11 12 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
12 8 (0.27%) VirtualBox
12 8 (0.27%) VMware Workstation
12 8 (0.27%) vSphere
13 7 (0.23%) Terminal Services
14 5 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 5 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
15 3 (0.10%) Snort
15 3 (0.10%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 110 (3.67%) FortiGate
2 91 (3.03%) Nagios
3 50 (1.67%) SCCM
4 32 (1.07%) Terraform
5 28 (0.93%) Netcool
6 26 (0.87%) Ansible
7 24 (0.80%) HP ALM
8 21 (0.70%) Kubernetes
9 20 (0.67%) SCOM
10 19 (0.63%) Cisco CUCM
11 18 (0.60%) Cacti
11 18 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
12 17 (0.57%) AirWatch
13 16 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
14 15 (0.50%) Puppet
15 13 (0.43%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
16 11 (0.37%) SCOrch
17 9 (0.30%) Microsoft Intune
18 7 (0.23%) Hadoop YARN
19 6 (0.20%) Kibana
Vendors
1 604 (20.14%) SAP
2 442 (14.74%) Cisco
3 432 (14.40%) Microsoft
4 210 (7.00%) VMware
5 146 (4.87%) Fortinet
6 140 (4.67%) Oracle
7 107 (3.57%) Palo Alto
8 106 (3.53%) Juniper
9 85 (2.83%) BT
10 67 (2.23%) HP
11 64 (2.13%) Citrix
12 62 (2.07%) Google
13 61 (2.03%) Salesforce.com
14 60 (2.00%) Avaya
14 60 (2.00%) Dell
14 60 (2.00%) EMC
15 55 (1.83%) Openreach
16 49 (1.63%) NetApp
17 42 (1.40%) Remedy
18 40 (1.33%) Red Hat