Period
to 16 January 2021

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 16 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Broadband
UK
6 months to
16 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 553 610 697
Rank change year-on-year +57 +87 0
Permanent jobs citing Broadband 199 487 461
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.39% 0.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.25% 2.56% 2.03%
Number of salaries quoted 140 433 343
Median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £28,500 £21,000 £20,750
90th Percentile £64,125 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,000 £42,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year -9.52% +23.53% -15.00%

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 8,853 18,996 22,758
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.22% 15.06% 15.06%
Number of salaries quoted 7,078 15,160 18,060
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
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 16 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Broadband in the UK

Broadband
Top 15 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 16 January 2021. 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 +50 188 £42,500 +6.25% 50
UK excluding London +89 154 £38,000 -9.52% 39
North of England +87 56 £50,000 +124.72% 19
Yorkshire +66 51 £50,000 +25.00% 8
South East +95 46 £38,000 -6.75% 7
London +60 36 £55,000 +37.50% 11
East of England +100 18 £38,000 -27.62% 6
Midlands +40 18 £43,750 +2.94% 2
West Midlands +48 17 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Work from Home -63 14 £55,000 +10.00% 4
South West +77 7 £24,500 -38.75% 5
Scotland +49 7 £32,881 -30.78%
North West +62 5 £38,000 +73.71% 8
Wales +34 2 £37,000 -7.50%
East Midlands +41 1 £42,500 +18.06%

For the 6 months to 16 January 2021, 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 69 (34.67%) Telecoms
2 47 (23.62%) Wi-Fi
3 38 (19.10%) Project Management
4 34 (17.09%) Ethernet
5 32 (16.08%) Smallworld
5 32 (16.08%) Artificial Intelligence
6 31 (15.58%) TCP/IP
6 31 (15.58%) C
7 30 (15.08%) Wireless
7 30 (15.08%) Finance
8 26 (13.07%) Python
8 26 (13.07%) Validation
8 26 (13.07%) Continuous Improvement
9 24 (12.06%) C++
10 23 (11.56%) Wireshark
11 22 (11.06%) Integration Testing
11 22 (11.06%) Agile Software Development
11 22 (11.06%) Problem-Solving
12 21 (10.55%) Social Media
12 21 (10.55%) Test Automation
12 21 (10.55%) Windows
13 20 (10.05%) Linux
13 20 (10.05%) 802.11
13 20 (10.05%) Analytical Skills
13 20 (10.05%) 802.1X
14 19 (9.55%) Performance Measurement
14 19 (9.55%) Computer Science
15 18 (9.05%) Continuous Integration
15 18 (9.05%) Cisco Certification
15 18 (9.05%) Firewall

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 32 (16.08%) Smallworld
2 6 (3.02%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.01%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.01%) CMS
4 2 (1.01%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.50%) Confluence
5 1 (0.50%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (6.03%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.51%) Simulink
3 2 (1.01%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.01%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (2.01%) Oracle EBS R12
1 4 (2.01%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.03%) AWS
1 12 (6.03%) Office 365
2 7 (3.52%) Amazon EC2
2 7 (3.52%) AWS CloudFormation
2 7 (3.52%) Azure
2 7 (3.52%) Power Platform
2 7 (3.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 4 (2.01%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (2.01%) G Suite
4 3 (1.51%) GitHub
5 1 (0.50%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 1 (0.50%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 47 (23.62%) Wi-Fi
2 34 (17.09%) Ethernet
3 31 (15.58%) TCP/IP
4 30 (15.08%) Wireless
5 23 (11.56%) Wireshark
6 20 (10.05%) 802.11
7 18 (9.05%) Firewall
7 18 (9.05%) HTTP
7 18 (9.05%) HTTPS
8 17 (8.54%) MQTT
8 17 (8.54%) STUN
9 14 (7.04%) MPLS
10 12 (6.03%) 5G
11 11 (5.53%) BGP
12 9 (4.52%) VPN
12 9 (4.52%) WAN
13 8 (4.02%) DNS
13 8 (4.02%) OSPF
14 7 (3.52%) Internet
14 7 (3.52%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.52%) Power BI
1 7 (3.52%) SAP BW
1 7 (3.52%) Tableau
2 5 (2.51%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.01%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (2.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (2.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (1.51%) Big Data
5 2 (1.01%) GIS
6 1 (0.50%) Geospatial Data
6 1 (0.50%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.01%) JIRA
2 1 (0.50%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.50%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 69 (34.67%) Telecoms
2 30 (15.08%) Finance
3 14 (7.04%) Retail
4 8 (4.02%) Games
5 6 (3.02%) Electronics
6 5 (2.51%) Marketing
6 5 (2.51%) Military
7 3 (1.51%) Legal
8 2 (1.01%) Billing
8 2 (1.01%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.01%) Publishing
9 1 (0.50%) Back Office
9 1 (0.50%) Fire and Rescue
9 1 (0.50%) Law
9 1 (0.50%) Local Government
9 1 (0.50%) Police
Job Titles
1 32 (16.08%) Fibre Planner
2 27 (13.57%) Network Engineer
3 22 (11.06%) Developer
4 21 (10.55%) Wireless Engineer
5 14 (7.04%) Wireless Network Engineer
6 12 (6.03%) Broadband Engineer
6 12 (6.03%) Customer Engineer
7 10 (5.03%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 8 (4.02%) Support Engineer
9 7 (3.52%) 3rd Line Support
9 7 (3.52%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 7 (3.52%) Analyst
9 7 (3.52%) Development Manager
9 7 (3.52%) DevOps Developer
10 6 (3.02%) Systems Engineer
10 6 (3.02%) UI Developer
10 6 (3.02%) Validation Engineer
11 5 (2.51%) Software Manager
11 5 (2.51%) Support Specialist
11 5 (2.51%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (10.05%) 802.1X
2 17 (8.54%) XMPP
3 9 (4.52%) React
4 6 (3.02%) AngularJS
4 6 (3.02%) CSS
4 6 (3.02%) HTML
4 6 (3.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 4 (2.01%) Web Services
6 3 (1.51%) Node.js
7 2 (1.01%) Express
Miscellaneous
1 21 (10.55%) Social Media
2 20 (10.05%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (6.53%) User Experience
4 12 (6.03%) Driving Licence
5 11 (5.53%) Fibre Optics
6 7 (3.52%) Greenfield Project
6 7 (3.52%) Self-Motivation
7 6 (3.02%) Smart Home
8 5 (2.51%) Embedded Systems
8 5 (2.51%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 4 (2.01%) Management Information System
10 2 (1.01%) Cloud Native
10 2 (1.01%) Data Centre
11 1 (0.50%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.50%) Blackberry
11 1 (0.50%) Clustering
11 1 (0.50%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.50%) IPTV
11 1 (0.50%) Over-the-Top Content
11 1 (0.50%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 21 (10.55%) Windows
2 20 (10.05%) Linux
3 15 (7.54%) Windows Server
4 7 (3.52%) Unix
5 5 (2.51%) Ubuntu
6 4 (2.01%) Windows 10
7 3 (1.51%) CentOS
8 1 (0.50%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.50%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (19.10%) Project Management
2 32 (16.08%) Artificial Intelligence
3 26 (13.07%) Continuous Improvement
3 26 (13.07%) Validation
4 22 (11.06%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (11.06%) Integration Testing
4 22 (11.06%) Problem-Solving
5 21 (10.55%) Test Automation
6 19 (9.55%) Computer Science
6 19 (9.55%) Performance Measurement
7 18 (9.05%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (6.03%) Analytics
8 12 (6.03%) Presales
9 10 (5.03%) Data Analytics
9 10 (5.03%) Network Planning
10 9 (4.52%) Decision-Making
10 9 (4.52%) DevOps
11 7 (3.52%) Customer-Centricity
11 7 (3.52%) Infrastructure Automation
11 7 (3.52%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 31 (15.58%) C
2 26 (13.07%) Python
3 24 (12.06%) C++
4 17 (8.54%) SQL
5 14 (7.04%) JavaScript
6 11 (5.53%) Java
7 5 (2.51%) MATLAB
7 5 (2.51%) PHP
8 4 (2.01%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (9.05%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (7.04%) CCNA
3 12 (6.03%) CCNP
4 10 (5.03%) JNCIA
5 8 (4.02%) Degree
5 8 (4.02%) JNCIP
6 5 (2.51%) HNC
6 5 (2.51%) MCSA
6 5 (2.51%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (2.51%) PhD
7 4 (2.01%) HND
8 3 (1.51%) JNCIS
8 3 (1.51%) Security Cleared
9 2 (1.01%) MCSE
9 2 (1.01%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.50%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.50%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.03%) SLA
2 4 (2.01%) QA
3 2 (1.01%) GDPR
3 2 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (4.02%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.52%) Docker
2 7 (3.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.51%) Firmware
4 2 (1.01%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.50%) FreeRADIUS
5 1 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (8.54%) Graylog
1 17 (8.54%) Kibana
2 7 (3.52%) Ansible
2 7 (3.52%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (3.52%) Puppet
2 7 (3.52%) Terraform
3 4 (2.01%) Cacti
3 4 (2.01%) Nagios
3 4 (2.01%) Nmap
4 2 (1.01%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.50%) HP ALM
5 1 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (7.04%) Cisco
2 13 (6.53%) Hitachi
3 9 (4.52%) Microsoft
4 7 (3.52%) Alteryx
4 7 (3.52%) SAP
4 7 (3.52%) VMware
5 6 (3.02%) NEC
5 6 (3.02%) Veeam
6 5 (2.51%) BT
6 5 (2.51%) Draytek
6 5 (2.51%) Fortinet
6 5 (2.51%) Juniper
6 5 (2.51%) Splunk
6 5 (2.51%) Xilinx
7 4 (2.01%) D-Link
7 4 (2.01%) Google
7 4 (2.01%) Openreach
7 4 (2.01%) Oracle
7 4 (2.01%) Panasonic
7 4 (2.01%) Virgin Media