Period
to 25 July 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 25 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Broadband
UK
6 months to
25 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 393 525 367
Rank change year-on-year +132 -158 +427
Permanent jobs citing Broadband 888 294 1,244
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.79% 0.42% 0.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.12% 2.72% 5.53%
Number of salaries quoted 476 230 393
10th Percentile £24,500 £24,000 £20,250
25th Percentile £33,750 £27,063 £21,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £41,000 £29,000
Median % change year-on-year +40.24% +41.38% -29.27%
75th Percentile £75,000 £53,750 £47,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £71,250 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £41,000 £24,000
% change year-on-year -8.54% +70.83% -40.74%

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 14,505 10,800 22,496
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.90% 15.26% 15.60%
Number of salaries quoted 10,111 8,633 17,198
10th Percentile £28,000 £28,266 £25,750
25th Percentile £37,000 £36,250 £33,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £45,262
Median % change year-on-year - +10.47% -2.66%
75th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £62,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 25 July 2021.

Salary histogram for Broadband in the UK

Broadband
Top 17 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 25 July 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 +134 813 £60,000 +46.34% 129
London +125 480 £67,500 +63.64% 29
UK excluding London +43 373 £37,500 -8.54% 101
North of England +37 140 £55,000 +107.55% 24
Work from Home -152 130 £55,000 +10.00% 15
Yorkshire +48 128 £55,000 - 10
South East -51 77 £22,500 -37.06% 25
Midlands -42 68 £37,500 -21.05% 17
West Midlands -42 59 £37,500 -21.05% 12
Scotland -32 38 £56,250 +117.39% 1
East of England -22 23 £40,000 +18.69% 6
South West -66 17 £47,500 +29.25% 28
East Midlands -35 9 £40,000 -22.85% 5
North West -46 8 £24,500 +3.16% 9
Northern Ireland - 6 - -
Wales -16 4 - -
North East -20 4 £24,875 -2.45% 5

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 457 (51.46%) Social Media
2 338 (38.06%) Agile Software Development
3 208 (23.42%) JavaScript
4 196 (22.07%) Social Skills
5 190 (21.40%) Python
6 178 (20.05%) Software Engineering
7 172 (19.37%) Continuous Integration
8 159 (17.91%) TDD
9 154 (17.34%) Linux
10 150 (16.89%) Telecoms
11 143 (16.10%) C++
12 137 (15.43%) Problem-Solving
13 134 (15.09%) TCP/IP
14 133 (14.98%) Scrum
15 132 (14.86%) C
16 123 (13.85%) Wi-Fi
17 117 (13.18%) React
18 116 (13.06%) Games
19 111 (12.50%) Test Automation
20 109 (12.27%) Mentoring
20 109 (12.27%) Jenkins
21 107 (12.05%) HTML
22 103 (11.60%) CRM
23 102 (11.49%) Java
24 101 (11.37%) Artificial Intelligence
25 99 (11.15%) Wireless
25 99 (11.15%) Ethernet
26 98 (11.04%) Analytics
27 94 (10.59%) Degree
28 92 (10.36%) Finance

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 31 (3.49%) CMS
2 22 (2.48%) Elasticsearch
3 18 (2.03%) Confluence
4 9 (1.01%) Apache
5 8 (0.90%) nginx
6 5 (0.56%) Apache Spark
7 4 (0.45%) MS Exchange
7 4 (0.45%) SAS
7 4 (0.45%) Smallworld
8 3 (0.34%) Apache Airflow
9 2 (0.23%) IIS
10 1 (0.11%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.11%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 28 (3.15%) Campfire
2 22 (2.48%) Figma
3 21 (2.36%) Sketch
4 17 (1.91%) Microsoft Office
5 16 (1.80%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 11 (1.24%) InVision
7 10 (1.13%) Adobe After Effects
7 10 (1.13%) Adobe XD
8 6 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
9 5 (0.56%) Blender
9 5 (0.56%) CINEMA 4D
10 4 (0.45%) AutoCAD
10 4 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 3 (0.34%) PlantUML
12 2 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
13 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
13 1 (0.11%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 9 (1.01%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (0.11%) Magento
2 1 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 83 (9.35%) AWS
2 41 (4.62%) GCP
3 34 (3.83%) npm
3 34 (3.83%) Serverless
4 21 (2.36%) GitHub
4 21 (2.36%) Microsoft 365
5 18 (2.03%) Amazon EC2
6 17 (1.91%) Amazon S3
6 17 (1.91%) AWS Step Functions
6 17 (1.91%) Azure
7 13 (1.46%) AWS Lambda
8 10 (1.13%) AWS Direct Connect
9 7 (0.79%) Adobe Analytics
10 6 (0.68%) Google Analytics
10 6 (0.68%) Trello
11 5 (0.56%) Akamai
12 4 (0.45%) Google Workspace
13 3 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
13 3 (0.34%) Power Platform
13 3 (0.34%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 134 (15.09%) TCP/IP
2 123 (13.85%) Wi-Fi
3 99 (11.15%) Ethernet
3 99 (11.15%) Wireless
4 73 (8.22%) 5G
5 71 (8.00%) HTTP
6 66 (7.43%) MQTT
7 55 (6.19%) Firewall
8 49 (5.52%) HTTPS
9 47 (5.29%) Bluetooth
9 47 (5.29%) VPN
10 45 (5.07%) Internet
11 44 (4.95%) BGP
12 41 (4.62%) MPLS
13 40 (4.50%) Wireshark
14 35 (3.94%) 802.11
14 35 (3.94%) STUN
15 34 (3.83%) OSPF
16 27 (3.04%) DHCP
17 26 (2.93%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (2.82%) NoSQL
2 16 (1.80%) Tableau
3 13 (1.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 12 (1.35%) Big Data
4 12 (1.35%) Data Mining
5 11 (1.24%) Metadata
5 11 (1.24%) SQL Server
6 9 (1.01%) BigQuery
7 8 (0.90%) MariaDB
7 8 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (0.90%) Relational Database
8 5 (0.56%) MySQL
9 4 (0.45%) Data Lake
9 4 (0.45%) GIS
10 3 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.34%) Looker
10 3 (0.34%) Power BI
10 3 (0.34%) RavenDB
10 3 (0.34%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.34%) Tableau Server
Development Applications
1 109 (12.27%) Jenkins
2 65 (7.32%) Git (software)
3 36 (4.05%) JIRA
4 29 (3.27%) Subversion
5 23 (2.59%) GitLab
6 22 (2.48%) Cucumber
7 20 (2.25%) ESLint
8 18 (2.03%) Xcode
9 16 (1.80%) GNU Toolchain
10 11 (1.24%) Selenium
11 10 (1.13%) TestRail
12 9 (1.01%) Maven
12 9 (1.01%) Octopus Deploy
13 8 (0.90%) Gradle
13 8 (0.90%) JUnit
14 7 (0.79%) Mockito
14 7 (0.79%) Postman
15 6 (0.68%) Cypress.io
16 5 (0.56%) Hudson
17 4 (0.45%) Mercurial
General
1 196 (22.07%) Social Skills
2 150 (16.89%) Telecoms
3 116 (13.06%) Games
4 92 (10.36%) Finance
5 90 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
6 45 (5.07%) Retail
7 34 (3.83%) Marketing
8 22 (2.48%) Billing
9 19 (2.14%) Organisational Skills
10 16 (1.80%) Advertising
11 11 (1.24%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 10 (1.13%) Publishing
13 8 (0.90%) Brand Awareness
13 8 (0.90%) Presentation Skills
14 7 (0.79%) Influencing Skills
15 6 (0.68%) Electronics
16 5 (0.56%) Legal
17 4 (0.45%) German Language
17 4 (0.45%) Italian Language
17 4 (0.45%) Military
Job Titles
1 254 (28.60%) Developer
2 113 (12.73%) Senior Developer
3 101 (11.37%) Software Engineer
4 59 (6.64%) Linux Engineer
5 54 (6.08%) C++ Software Engineer
6 51 (5.74%) C Software Engineer
6 51 (5.74%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
6 51 (5.74%) C/C++ Software Engineer
6 51 (5.74%) Embedded C Engineer
6 51 (5.74%) Embedded C Software Engineer
6 51 (5.74%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
6 51 (5.74%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
6 51 (5.74%) Embedded C++ Engineer
6 51 (5.74%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
6 51 (5.74%) Embedded Engineer
6 51 (5.74%) Embedded Linux Engineer
6 51 (5.74%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
6 51 (5.74%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 48 (5.41%) React Developer
8 47 (5.29%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (13.18%) React
2 107 (12.05%) HTML
3 82 (9.23%) CSS
4 68 (7.66%) Redux
5 63 (7.09%) Node.js
6 57 (6.42%) REST
7 51 (5.74%) GraphQL
8 46 (5.18%) JSON
9 38 (4.28%) AngularJS
10 35 (3.94%) 802.1X
10 35 (3.94%) XMPP
11 34 (3.83%) Qt
12 30 (3.38%) HTML5
13 29 (3.27%) RESTful
14 25 (2.82%) React Native
15 23 (2.59%) .NET
15 23 (2.59%) Sass
16 22 (2.48%) XML
17 21 (2.36%) Elastic Stack
18 20 (2.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 457 (51.46%) Social Media
2 91 (10.25%) User Experience
3 80 (9.01%) Over-the-Top Content
4 58 (6.53%) Self-Motivation
5 57 (6.42%) STB
6 54 (6.08%) Embedded Systems
7 35 (3.94%) Driving Licence
8 32 (3.60%) Video\Live Streaming
9 31 (3.49%) Data Centre
9 31 (3.49%) Device Driver
10 23 (2.59%) Video on Demand
11 20 (2.25%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 19 (2.14%) MPEG
13 17 (1.91%) iPhone
14 16 (1.80%) Digital TV
14 16 (1.80%) iPad
15 13 (1.46%) Cloud Native
16 12 (1.35%) Mobile App
17 11 (1.24%) Clustering
17 11 (1.24%) Fibre Optics
Operating Systems
1 154 (17.34%) Linux
2 59 (6.64%) Android
3 55 (6.19%) Apple iOS
4 54 (6.08%) Windows
5 26 (2.93%) Unix
6 20 (2.25%) Embedded Linux
7 19 (2.14%) CentOS
8 14 (1.58%) Windows 10
9 11 (1.24%) Windows Server
10 7 (0.79%) Ubuntu
11 4 (0.45%) Tizen
11 4 (0.45%) webOS
11 4 (0.45%) Windows Server 2019
12 2 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.23%) VMS
12 2 (0.23%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 338 (38.06%) Agile Software Development
2 178 (20.05%) Software Engineering
3 172 (19.37%) Continuous Integration
4 159 (17.91%) TDD
5 137 (15.43%) Problem-Solving
6 133 (14.98%) Scrum
7 111 (12.50%) Test Automation
8 109 (12.27%) Mentoring
9 103 (11.60%) CRM
10 101 (11.37%) Artificial Intelligence
11 98 (11.04%) Analytics
12 86 (9.68%) Computer Science
12 86 (9.68%) IT Strategy
13 84 (9.46%) Continuous Improvement
14 83 (9.35%) Validation
15 75 (8.45%) Pair Programming
16 74 (8.33%) Unit Testing
17 68 (7.66%) Software Testing
18 66 (7.43%) BDD
19 61 (6.87%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 208 (23.42%) JavaScript
2 190 (21.40%) Python
3 143 (16.10%) C++
4 132 (14.86%) C
5 102 (11.49%) Java
6 83 (9.35%) TypeScript
7 49 (5.52%) SQL
8 45 (5.07%) Bash Shell
9 35 (3.94%) Go
10 30 (3.38%) C#
11 23 (2.59%) Clojure
12 20 (2.25%) Embedded C
12 20 (2.25%) Embedded C++
13 19 (2.14%) Apple Swift
14 17 (1.91%) Elixir
14 17 (1.91%) Kotlin
15 12 (1.35%) Ruby
15 12 (1.35%) Scala
16 11 (1.24%) Perl
16 11 (1.24%) PHP
Qualifications
1 94 (10.59%) Degree
2 32 (3.60%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (1.91%) CCNP
4 15 (1.69%) CCNA
5 13 (1.46%) CCIE
6 12 (1.35%) AWS Certification
7 11 (1.24%) Security Cleared
8 8 (0.90%) SC Cleared
9 6 (0.68%) CCDP
10 5 (0.56%) CCIE Service Provider
10 5 (0.56%) JNCIA
11 4 (0.45%) DBS Check
11 4 (0.45%) DV Cleared
12 3 (0.34%) HNC
12 3 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (0.34%) Tableau Certification
13 2 (0.23%) Computer Science Degree
13 2 (0.23%) JNCIP
13 2 (0.23%) MCSA
13 2 (0.23%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (6.31%) QA
2 32 (3.60%) GDPR
3 22 (2.48%) WCAG
4 17 (1.91%) SLA
5 12 (1.35%) Accessibility
6 8 (0.90%) PMO
7 3 (0.34%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.11%) NIST
8 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 55 (6.19%) Docker
2 51 (5.74%) Firmware
3 32 (3.60%) Active Directory
4 18 (2.03%) iptables
5 16 (1.80%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (0.56%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.11%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.11%) FreeRADIUS
8 1 (0.11%) NFS
8 1 (0.11%) vSphere
8 1 (0.11%) Xen
Systems Management
1 58 (6.53%) Kubernetes
2 43 (4.84%) Kibana
3 39 (4.39%) Ansible
4 35 (3.94%) Graylog
5 32 (3.60%) Puppet
6 29 (3.27%) Grafana
7 25 (2.82%) Prometheus
8 15 (1.69%) Icinga
8 15 (1.69%) Terraform
9 14 (1.58%) Nagios
10 10 (1.13%) ZABBIX
11 8 (0.90%) Failover Clustering
12 4 (0.45%) FortiGate
12 4 (0.45%) Rancher
12 4 (0.45%) Salt
13 3 (0.34%) SCCM
14 1 (0.11%) Cacti
14 1 (0.11%) Nmap
14 1 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
14 1 (0.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 42 (4.73%) Cisco
2 40 (4.50%) EMC
3 37 (4.17%) Adobe
4 36 (4.05%) Google
5 32 (3.60%) Microsoft
6 28 (3.15%) Juniper
7 22 (2.48%) Fortinet
8 19 (2.14%) Apple
8 19 (2.14%) YouTube
9 18 (2.03%) Splunk
10 17 (1.91%) Palo Alto
11 16 (1.80%) Red Hat
11 16 (1.80%) Spotify
11 16 (1.80%) VMware
12 15 (1.69%) Nokia
13 12 (1.35%) SolarWinds
14 8 (0.90%) Atlassian
14 8 (0.90%) Openreach
14 8 (0.90%) Virgin Media
15 7 (0.79%) Arista