Period
to 30 May 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 30 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Broadband
UK
6 months to
30 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 572 397 759
Rank change year-on-year -175 +362 -49
Permanent jobs citing Broadband 344 1,127 466
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.78% 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.58% 5.03% 1.78%
Number of salaries quoted 314 399 371
Median annual salary £40,000 £31,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +26.98% -25.88% +11.84%
10th Percentile £23,225 £20,250 £22,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,000 £24,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year +70.83% -41.46% +17.14%

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 13,311 22,403 26,119
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.84% 15.59% 15.13%
Number of salaries quoted 10,432 16,964 20,730
Median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.53% +1.09% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,000 £26,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £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 30 May 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 30 May 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 -176 329 £40,000 +26.98% 29
UK excluding London -219 182 £41,000 +70.83% 19
London +179 154 £40,000 - 11
South East +122 65 £41,000 -8.89% 4
Midlands +118 46 £47,500 +31.03% 2
West Midlands +104 40 £47,500 +46.15% 1
North of England -233 39 £26,000 +15.56% 11
Work from Home +53 28 £47,500 +33.80% 4
Yorkshire -120 22 £40,000 +81.82% 4
South West +88 14 £52,500 +118.75% 1
North West -184 10 £26,000 -38.82% 7
East of England +76 9 £33,700 +17.22%
North East +25 7 £25,500 -
East Midlands +64 6 £58,512 +30.03% 1
Wales +4 5 £46,250 +62.28%
Scotland +64 4 £25,750 +19.77% 1

For the 6 months to 30 May 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.

1 113 (32.85%) Telecoms
2 60 (17.44%) Cisco
3 54 (15.70%) Microsoft
4 52 (15.12%) Microsoft Office
4 52 (15.12%) Cisco Certification
5 51 (14.83%) MPLS
6 50 (14.53%) Firewall
7 48 (13.95%) Agile Software Development
7 48 (13.95%) Windows
8 46 (13.37%) Continuous Improvement
8 46 (13.37%) Fibre Optics
9 44 (12.79%) Network Design
10 42 (12.21%) CCNA
10 42 (12.21%) Office 365
11 39 (11.34%) Internet
12 38 (11.05%) BGP
12 38 (11.05%) B2B
12 38 (11.05%) BT
12 38 (11.05%) Openreach
13 36 (10.47%) Wi-Fi
13 36 (10.47%) SLA
14 34 (9.88%) Linux
15 32 (9.30%) Data Centre
15 32 (9.30%) Network Security
16 31 (9.01%) WAN
17 30 (8.72%) Active Directory
17 30 (8.72%) SNMP
17 30 (8.72%) Python
17 30 (8.72%) Windows Server
18 29 (8.43%) TCP/IP

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 21 (6.10%) Confluence
2 18 (5.23%) Smallworld
3 8 (2.33%) MS Exchange
4 7 (2.03%) SharePoint
5 6 (1.74%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.58%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.29%) LiveLink
7 1 (0.29%) OpenStack
Applications
1 52 (15.12%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (5.23%) AutoCAD
3 4 (1.16%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.87%) InVision
4 3 (0.87%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.87%) Sketch
5 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.29%) Social Studio
Cloud Services
1 42 (12.21%) Office 365
2 18 (5.23%) Azure
3 15 (4.36%) AWS
4 8 (2.33%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (1.16%) G Suite
6 2 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.58%) Amazon ECS
6 2 (0.58%) GCP
7 1 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.29%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 1 (0.29%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 51 (14.83%) MPLS
2 50 (14.53%) Firewall
3 39 (11.34%) Internet
4 38 (11.05%) BGP
5 36 (10.47%) Wi-Fi
6 32 (9.30%) Network Security
7 31 (9.01%) WAN
8 30 (8.72%) SNMP
9 29 (8.43%) TCP/IP
10 28 (8.14%) DNS
11 27 (7.85%) VPLS
12 24 (6.98%) DHCP
12 24 (6.98%) VPN
13 23 (6.69%) Ethernet
14 22 (6.40%) BIG-IP
14 22 (6.40%) HSRP
14 22 (6.40%) VoIP
15 21 (6.10%) IPv4
16 20 (5.81%) GPON
16 20 (5.81%) RSVP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (7.56%) GIS
2 22 (6.40%) SQL Server
3 13 (3.78%) SQL Server 2019
4 11 (3.20%) Big Data
4 11 (3.20%) Oracle Database
5 8 (2.33%) QGIS
6 6 (1.74%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (1.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (1.16%) MySQL
8 4 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (0.87%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.29%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2016
10 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 28 (8.14%) Git (software)
2 7 (2.03%) WinDbg
3 3 (0.87%) Balsamiq
4 1 (0.29%) Gradle
4 1 (0.29%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.29%) JIRA
4 1 (0.29%) JUnit
4 1 (0.29%) Maven
General
1 113 (32.85%) Telecoms
2 18 (5.23%) Finance
3 12 (3.49%) Legal
4 8 (2.33%) Public Sector
5 7 (2.03%) Automotive
6 6 (1.74%) Retail
7 5 (1.45%) Local Government
7 5 (1.45%) Marketing
8 4 (1.16%) Billing
8 4 (1.16%) Electronics
8 4 (1.16%) Law
8 4 (1.16%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.16%) Military
9 3 (0.87%) Digital Economy
9 3 (0.87%) Games
10 1 (0.29%) Police
Job Titles
1 36 (10.47%) Network Engineer
2 31 (9.01%) Project Manager
3 30 (8.72%) Developer
4 28 (8.14%) Fibre Engineer
5 24 (6.98%) Design Engineer
6 22 (6.40%) Network Design Engineer
7 21 (6.10%) Installations Engineer
8 20 (5.81%) Analyst
9 16 (4.65%) .NET Developer
9 16 (4.65%) Fibre Planner
9 16 (4.65%) Technical Support
10 14 (4.07%) C# .NET Developer
10 14 (4.07%) C# Developer
10 14 (4.07%) C# WPF Developer
10 14 (4.07%) Telecoms Developer
10 14 (4.07%) WPF Developer
11 13 (3.78%) Project Engineer
12 12 (3.49%) Support Engineer
13 11 (3.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 11 (3.20%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (4.65%) .NET
2 14 (4.07%) WPF
3 13 (3.78%) .NET Core
4 11 (3.20%) KML
5 8 (2.33%) CSS
5 8 (2.33%) RESTful
6 6 (1.74%) Express
6 6 (1.74%) Middleware
6 6 (1.74%) React
6 6 (1.74%) Sass
7 5 (1.45%) Java EE
8 3 (0.87%) Spring
9 2 (0.58%) 802.1X
9 2 (0.58%) Hibernate
9 2 (0.58%) HTML
9 2 (0.58%) LAMP
9 2 (0.58%) LDAP
10 1 (0.29%) jQuery
10 1 (0.29%) RFC 2544
10 1 (0.29%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 46 (13.37%) Fibre Optics
2 32 (9.30%) Data Centre
3 26 (7.56%) Driving Licence
4 19 (5.52%) Handset
5 14 (4.07%) Greenfield Project
5 14 (4.07%) Self-Motivation
6 11 (3.20%) Client/Server
6 11 (3.20%) Smartphone
7 10 (2.91%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (2.91%) User Experience
8 7 (2.03%) Linux Command Line
8 7 (2.03%) STB
9 5 (1.45%) Internet of Things
9 5 (1.45%) Smart City
10 4 (1.16%) CCTV
10 4 (1.16%) Smart Home
11 3 (0.87%) Clustering
11 3 (0.87%) iPhone
11 3 (0.87%) NHS
12 2 (0.58%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 48 (13.95%) Windows
2 34 (9.88%) Linux
3 30 (8.72%) Windows Server
4 17 (4.94%) Windows 10
4 17 (4.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (4.07%) Windows Server 2019
6 10 (2.91%) Android
6 10 (2.91%) Apple iOS
6 10 (2.91%) Windows 7
7 7 (2.03%) Embedded Linux
8 5 (1.45%) CentOS
9 4 (1.16%) Unix
9 4 (1.16%) Windows Server 2016
10 3 (0.87%) Mac OS
10 3 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.58%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.29%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (13.95%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (13.37%) Continuous Improvement
3 44 (12.79%) Network Design
4 38 (11.05%) B2B
5 28 (8.14%) Network Planning
6 27 (7.85%) DevOps
7 26 (7.56%) Stakeholder Management
8 24 (6.98%) Scrum
9 22 (6.40%) CAD
9 22 (6.40%) Mentoring
9 22 (6.40%) Project Management
10 21 (6.10%) Continuous Integration
10 21 (6.10%) TDD
10 21 (6.10%) Test Planning
11 19 (5.52%) Kanban
11 19 (5.52%) Time Management
11 19 (5.52%) Validation
12 15 (4.36%) Dependency Injection
12 15 (4.36%) Software Engineering
13 14 (4.07%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 30 (8.72%) Python
2 21 (6.10%) Java
3 16 (4.65%) C#
3 16 (4.65%) PowerShell
4 15 (4.36%) C
4 15 (4.36%) C++
4 15 (4.36%) SQL
5 8 (2.33%) VBScript
6 7 (2.03%) JavaScript
6 7 (2.03%) Shell Script
7 6 (1.74%) ES6
8 5 (1.45%) T-SQL
9 4 (1.16%) Bash Shell
9 4 (1.16%) Perl
9 4 (1.16%) PHP
10 3 (0.87%) MATLAB
11 2 (0.58%) Groovy
11 2 (0.58%) Java 8
11 2 (0.58%) Ruby
12 1 (0.29%) R
Qualifications
1 52 (15.12%) Cisco Certification
2 42 (12.21%) CCNA
3 22 (6.40%) CCNP
4 17 (4.94%) Degree
5 16 (4.65%) Security Cleared
6 14 (4.07%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (3.49%) DBS Check
7 12 (3.49%) JNCIA
7 12 (3.49%) JNCIP
8 11 (3.20%) JNCIS
9 10 (2.91%) DV Cleared
10 7 (2.03%) A+ Certification
10 7 (2.03%) CISM
10 7 (2.03%) CISSP
11 6 (1.74%) CCIE
11 6 (1.74%) MCSA
11 6 (1.74%) PMP
12 5 (1.45%) MCT
13 4 (1.16%) CCIE Service Provider
14 3 (0.87%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (10.47%) SLA
2 15 (4.36%) GDPR
3 13 (3.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (3.49%) Cyber Essentials
5 8 (2.33%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.29%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.29%) FedRAMP
6 1 (0.29%) FISMA
6 1 (0.29%) QA
6 1 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 30 (8.72%) Active Directory
2 13 (3.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.33%) Docker
3 8 (2.33%) Firmware
4 2 (0.58%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (0.58%) NFS
4 2 (0.58%) Samba
4 2 (0.58%) Squid
4 2 (0.58%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (0.58%) VMware Server
5 1 (0.29%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (2.91%) SCCM
2 5 (1.45%) Kubernetes
3 4 (1.16%) Ansible
3 4 (1.16%) FortiGate
4 3 (0.87%) Nagios
5 2 (0.58%) Puppet
6 1 (0.29%) Kibana
6 1 (0.29%) MIMEsweeper
6 1 (0.29%) NetMRI
6 1 (0.29%) Nmap
6 1 (0.29%) Stealthwatch
6 1 (0.29%) WhatsUp Gold
6 1 (0.29%) WSUS
Vendors
1 60 (17.44%) Cisco
2 54 (15.70%) Microsoft
3 38 (11.05%) BT
3 38 (11.05%) Openreach
4 29 (8.43%) Huawei
5 23 (6.69%) Nokia
6 22 (6.40%) Virgin Media
7 18 (5.23%) VMware
8 16 (4.65%) Juniper
9 13 (3.78%) Oracle
10 12 (3.49%) Mapinfo
11 11 (3.20%) Google
12 10 (2.91%) HP
13 9 (2.62%) Avaya
14 8 (2.33%) Apple
14 8 (2.33%) Dell
15 7 (2.03%) Adobe
15 7 (2.03%) Citrix
16 6 (1.74%) Draytek
16 6 (1.74%) NETGEAR