Period
to 15 August 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Broadband skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Broadband over the 6 months to 15 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Broadband
UK
6 months to
15 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 494 353 774
Rank change year-on-year -141 +421 -78
Permanent jobs citing Broadband 277 1,254 439
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.45% 0.88% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.89% 5.65% 1.72%
Number of salaries quoted 236 409 322
Median annual salary £42,500 £31,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +34.92% -25.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £23,750 £20,250 £22,070
90th Percentile £72,500 £62,500 £67,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £24,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +66.67% -45.45% +17.33%

Broadband is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 9,599 22,189 25,533
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.46% 15.64% 15.05%
Number of salaries quoted 7,502 16,664 20,189
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £28,750 £25,750 £25,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

Broadband
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Broadband as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Broadband in the UK

Broadband
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Broadband.

Salary trend for Broadband in the UK

Broadband
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Broadband over the 6 months to 15 August 2020.

Salary histogram for Broadband in the UK

Broadband
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Broadband within the UK over the 6 months to 15 August 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
England -142 265 £42,500 +34.92% 37
UK excluding London -175 161 £40,000 +66.67% 28
London +213 108 £47,500 +18.75% 11
South East +157 52 £35,000 -22.22% 10
Midlands +123 41 £47,500 +5.56%
West Midlands +103 39 £47,500 +5.56%
North of England -201 37 £50,000 +127.27% 8
Yorkshire -101 26 £55,000 +150.00% 3
Work from Home +81 23 £50,000 +5.26% 2
South West +114 16 £50,000 +108.33% 4
East of England +116 9 £33,700 +3.69% 4
North West -145 7 £21,000 -50.59% 5
Wales +32 4 £52,500 +141.32% 1
North East +26 4 £20,000 -
East Midlands +79 2 £70,000 +43.59%
Scotland +77 2 £20,000 -57.89% 1

For the 6 months to 15 August 2020, IT jobs citing Broadband 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 with a requirement for Broadband.

1 85 (30.69%) Telecoms
2 47 (16.97%) Continuous Improvement
3 43 (15.52%) Agile Software Development
4 42 (15.16%) Cisco Certification
5 40 (14.44%) MPLS
5 40 (14.44%) Cisco
6 34 (12.27%) Microsoft Office
6 34 (12.27%) Wi-Fi
7 33 (11.91%) CCNA
8 32 (11.55%) Internet
9 31 (11.19%) Network Design
10 30 (10.83%) Firewall
11 29 (10.47%) Project Management
12 28 (10.11%) BGP
13 26 (9.39%) Windows
13 26 (9.39%) Python
13 26 (9.39%) Finance
13 26 (9.39%) Network Security
13 26 (9.39%) Fibre Optics
14 25 (9.03%) Office 365
14 25 (9.03%) DevOps
14 25 (9.03%) Java
14 25 (9.03%) Microsoft
14 25 (9.03%) Ethernet
15 24 (8.66%) B2B
16 23 (8.30%) SLA
17 21 (7.58%) SNMP
17 21 (7.58%) WAN
17 21 (7.58%) Active Directory
17 21 (7.58%) Wireless

Broadband
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 19 (6.86%) Smallworld
2 16 (5.78%) Confluence
3 8 (2.89%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.44%) CMS
5 2 (0.72%) ArcGIS
5 2 (0.72%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 34 (12.27%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.53%) AutoCAD
3 3 (1.08%) InVision
3 3 (1.08%) Sketch
4 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.36%) Social Studio
Cloud Services
1 25 (9.03%) Office 365
2 21 (7.58%) AWS
3 14 (5.05%) Azure
4 10 (3.61%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (2.17%) AWS CloudFormation
5 6 (2.17%) G Suite
5 6 (2.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 4 (1.44%) Amazon ECS
6 4 (1.44%) GCP
7 3 (1.08%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.72%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.72%) IaaS
8 2 (0.72%) PaaS
9 1 (0.36%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 1 (0.36%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 40 (14.44%) MPLS
2 34 (12.27%) Wi-Fi
3 32 (11.55%) Internet
4 30 (10.83%) Firewall
5 28 (10.11%) BGP
6 26 (9.39%) Network Security
7 25 (9.03%) Ethernet
8 21 (7.58%) SNMP
8 21 (7.58%) VPLS
8 21 (7.58%) WAN
8 21 (7.58%) Wireless
9 20 (7.22%) VPN
10 18 (6.50%) DNS
11 17 (6.14%) 5G
11 17 (6.14%) IPv4
12 16 (5.78%) BIG-IP
12 16 (5.78%) HSRP
13 14 (5.05%) GPON
13 14 (5.05%) RSVP
13 14 (5.05%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.05%) GIS
2 13 (4.69%) Oracle Database
3 10 (3.61%) SQL Server
4 8 (2.89%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (2.53%) Big Data
5 7 (2.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (2.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (1.44%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.08%) SQL Server 2019
8 2 (0.72%) MySQL
8 2 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.72%) QGIS
9 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 19 (6.86%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.08%) Balsamiq
3 2 (0.72%) JIRA
3 2 (0.72%) WinDbg
4 1 (0.36%) Jenkins
General
1 85 (30.69%) Telecoms
2 26 (9.39%) Finance
3 8 (2.89%) Retail
4 7 (2.53%) Legal
5 6 (2.17%) Marketing
6 5 (1.81%) Automotive
6 5 (1.81%) Local Government
6 5 (1.81%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.44%) Billing
7 4 (1.44%) Law
7 4 (1.44%) Military
8 3 (1.08%) Public Sector
9 2 (0.72%) Electronics
9 2 (0.72%) Games
10 1 (0.36%) Digital Economy
Job Titles
1 33 (11.91%) Developer
2 27 (9.75%) Network Engineer
3 19 (6.86%) Fibre Planner
4 17 (6.14%) Design Engineer
5 15 (5.42%) Fibre Engineer
5 15 (5.42%) Network Design Engineer
6 14 (5.05%) Installations Engineer
7 13 (4.69%) Analyst
7 13 (4.69%) Technical Support
8 11 (3.97%) Project Manager
9 9 (3.25%) Architect
9 9 (3.25%) Software Developer
10 8 (2.89%) Java Developer
11 7 (2.53%) Data Analyst
11 7 (2.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 7 (2.53%) Systems Engineer
12 6 (2.17%) Linux Engineer
12 6 (2.17%) Network Planner
12 6 (2.17%) Project Engineer
12 6 (2.17%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (5.05%) React
2 12 (4.33%) CSS
3 9 (3.25%) Express
4 7 (2.53%) HTML
5 6 (2.17%) 802.1X
5 6 (2.17%) RESTful
6 5 (1.81%) AngularJS
6 5 (1.81%) KML
6 5 (1.81%) Sass
6 5 (1.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 4 (1.44%) Java EE
7 4 (1.44%) Node.js
8 3 (1.08%) .NET
8 3 (1.08%) .NET Core
8 3 (1.08%) Middleware
8 3 (1.08%) WPF
9 2 (0.72%) LAMP
9 2 (0.72%) LDAP
10 1 (0.36%) Natural Language Processing
10 1 (0.36%) RFC 2544
Miscellaneous
1 26 (9.39%) Fibre Optics
2 19 (6.86%) Data Centre
3 16 (5.78%) Driving Licence
3 16 (5.78%) User Experience
4 13 (4.69%) Client/Server
5 12 (4.33%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (3.97%) Handset
6 11 (3.97%) Self-Motivation
6 11 (3.97%) Smart Home
7 9 (3.25%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (1.81%) Internet of Things
8 5 (1.81%) Smart City
9 4 (1.44%) Cloud Native
9 4 (1.44%) Linux Command Line
9 4 (1.44%) Public Cloud
10 3 (1.08%) iPhone
10 3 (1.08%) NHS
11 2 (0.72%) Management Information System
12 1 (0.36%) Algorithms
12 1 (0.36%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 26 (9.39%) Windows
2 20 (7.22%) Windows Server
3 17 (6.14%) Linux
4 10 (3.61%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (2.89%) CentOS
5 8 (2.89%) Windows 10
6 7 (2.53%) Android
6 7 (2.53%) Unix
7 4 (1.44%) Apple iOS
7 4 (1.44%) Windows Server 2019
8 2 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.36%) Debian
9 1 (0.36%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.36%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (16.97%) Continuous Improvement
2 43 (15.52%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (11.19%) Network Design
4 29 (10.47%) Project Management
5 25 (9.03%) DevOps
6 24 (8.66%) B2B
7 18 (6.50%) Mentoring
8 17 (6.14%) Validation
9 16 (5.78%) CAD
9 16 (5.78%) Network Planning
9 16 (5.78%) Stakeholder Management
10 15 (5.42%) Test Planning
11 14 (5.05%) PLM
12 13 (4.69%) IT Strategy
12 13 (4.69%) Time Management
13 12 (4.33%) Artificial Intelligence
13 12 (4.33%) Problem-Solving
14 11 (3.97%) DNA
14 11 (3.97%) Open Source
15 10 (3.61%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 26 (9.39%) Python
2 25 (9.03%) Java
3 20 (7.22%) SQL
4 16 (5.78%) JavaScript
5 9 (3.25%) PowerShell
6 7 (2.53%) T-SQL
7 6 (2.17%) Bash Shell
7 6 (2.17%) C
8 5 (1.81%) C++
8 5 (1.81%) ES6
9 4 (1.44%) Perl
9 4 (1.44%) Ruby
10 3 (1.08%) C#
10 3 (1.08%) MATLAB
10 3 (1.08%) VBScript
11 2 (0.72%) Groovy
11 2 (0.72%) PHP
12 1 (0.36%) R
Qualifications
1 42 (15.16%) Cisco Certification
2 33 (11.91%) CCNA
3 17 (6.14%) CCNP
4 14 (5.05%) Degree
5 12 (4.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (2.89%) JNCIP
6 8 (2.89%) MCSA
7 7 (2.53%) DBS Check
7 7 (2.53%) JNCIA
7 7 (2.53%) JNCIS
8 5 (1.81%) CCIE
9 4 (1.44%) CCIE Service Provider
9 4 (1.44%) DV Cleared
9 4 (1.44%) Security Cleared
10 3 (1.08%) PMP
10 3 (1.08%) SC Cleared
11 2 (0.72%) CCSP
11 2 (0.72%) CISM
11 2 (0.72%) CISSP
11 2 (0.72%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (8.30%) SLA
2 14 (5.05%) GDPR
3 7 (2.53%) Cyber Essentials
3 7 (2.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.08%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.72%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.36%) QA
6 1 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 21 (7.58%) Active Directory
2 12 (4.33%) Docker
3 10 (3.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.81%) Firmware
5 2 (0.72%) NFS
5 2 (0.72%) Samba
5 2 (0.72%) Squid
5 2 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (4.33%) Ansible
2 10 (3.61%) Puppet
3 6 (2.17%) Kubernetes
3 6 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (2.17%) Terraform
4 4 (1.44%) FortiGate
5 2 (0.72%) Nagios
6 1 (0.36%) HP ALM
6 1 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.36%) SCCM
Vendors
1 40 (14.44%) Cisco
2 25 (9.03%) Microsoft
3 20 (7.22%) BT
3 20 (7.22%) Openreach
4 18 (6.50%) Nokia
5 17 (6.14%) Huawei
6 15 (5.42%) Oracle
6 15 (5.42%) VMware
7 14 (5.05%) Hitachi
8 12 (4.33%) Virgin Media
9 10 (3.61%) Juniper
10 8 (2.89%) Mapinfo
11 6 (2.17%) Google
12 5 (1.81%) Adobe
12 5 (1.81%) Avaya
12 5 (1.81%) Citrix
12 5 (1.81%) ESET
12 5 (1.81%) Freshdesk
13 4 (1.44%) CheckPoint
13 4 (1.44%) HP