Period
to 23 September 2019

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 23 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Broadband
UK
6 months to
23 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 376 780 727
Rank change year-on-year +404 -53 -29
Permanent jobs citing Broadband 1,132 410 521
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.81% 0.25% 0.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.15% 1.66% 1.87%
Number of salaries quoted 434 274 422
UK median annual salary £31,500 £43,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -28.00% +9.38% -
10th Percentile £20,250 £21,500 £20,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £65,000 £61,150
UK excluding London median annual salary £24,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -46.67% +12.50% +14.29%

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 21,988 24,697 27,929
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.71% 14.94% 15.90%
Number of salaries quoted 16,668 19,628 22,685
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

Broadband
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Broadband in the UK

Broadband
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Broadband.

Salary trend for Broadband in the UK

Broadband
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Broadband over the 6 months to 23 September 2019.

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 23 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
England +380 1,100 £31,500 -30.00% 114
UK excluding London +365 994 £24,000 -46.67% 102
North of England +297 792 £22,000 -23.48% 11
Yorkshire +217 435 £22,000 -12.00% 4
North West +200 353 £28,250 -19.29% 7
London +91 129 £40,000 -3.61% 19
South East +50 105 £45,000 - 37
Midlands +53 42 £45,000 +73.08% 22
West Midlands +53 36 £45,000 - 15
South West +13 17 £24,000 -41.82% 15
East of England +47 13 £55,000 +10.00% 10
Scotland +26 13 £46,250 +54.17% 4
Wales +18 12 £21,755 -51.66% 3
North East +22 4 - -
East Midlands +17 4 £50,000 +119.78% 7

For the 6 months to 23 September 2019, 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.

1 489 (43.20%) Cisco
2 478 (42.23%) Cisco Certification
3 461 (40.72%) Firewall
4 432 (38.16%) ADSL
5 428 (37.81%) CCNA
6 388 (34.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 387 (34.19%) Telecoms
8 379 (33.48%) ISO 9001
9 359 (31.71%) WAN
10 356 (31.45%) Linux
11 351 (31.01%) CCNP
12 342 (30.21%) Unix
13 341 (30.12%) Python
13 341 (30.12%) MPLS
14 340 (30.04%) DNS
15 338 (29.86%) VPN
16 335 (29.59%) Management Information System
17 333 (29.42%) Service Delivery
18 329 (29.06%) Network Design
19 327 (28.89%) Network Security
19 327 (28.89%) Network Management
20 326 (28.80%) OSPF
20 326 (28.80%) BGP
21 320 (28.27%) Product Management
22 318 (28.09%) Nagios
23 316 (27.92%) Fortinet
24 312 (27.56%) SMTP
25 310 (27.39%) Cisco ASA
26 309 (27.30%) IPsec
27 308 (27.21%) FortiGate

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 24 (2.12%) WebSphere
2 22 (1.94%) Skype for Business
3 20 (1.77%) SharePoint
4 17 (1.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 17 (1.50%) Smallworld
5 9 (0.80%) JBoss
6 8 (0.71%) MS Exchange
7 6 (0.53%) Apache Spark
8 5 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (0.44%) IIS
8 5 (0.44%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.27%) Apache
9 3 (0.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.088%) Confluence
10 1 (0.088%) LiveLink
Applications
1 50 (4.42%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (2.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (1.33%) AutoCAD
4 11 (0.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.53%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.27%) InVision
7 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.088%) Sketch
8 1 (0.088%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 12 (1.06%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.27%) Oracle BRM
3 2 (0.18%) CSG Singleview
3 2 (0.18%) Exstream
4 1 (0.088%) Data Workbench
4 1 (0.088%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.088%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.088%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (0.088%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.088%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.088%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 59 (5.21%) Office 365
2 43 (3.80%) Azure
3 24 (2.12%) AWS
4 23 (2.03%) Cloud Computing
5 12 (1.06%) Azure Data Factory
6 7 (0.62%) IaaS
6 7 (0.62%) Power Platform
7 4 (0.35%) OneDrive
8 3 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 3 (0.27%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (0.27%) GitHub
8 3 (0.27%) Serverless
9 2 (0.18%) Adobe Analytics
10 1 (0.088%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.088%) G Suite
10 1 (0.088%) GCP
10 1 (0.088%) Microsoft Flow
10 1 (0.088%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.088%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 461 (40.72%) Firewall
2 432 (38.16%) ADSL
3 359 (31.71%) WAN
4 341 (30.12%) MPLS
5 340 (30.04%) DNS
6 338 (29.86%) VPN
7 327 (28.89%) Network Security
8 326 (28.80%) BGP
8 326 (28.80%) OSPF
9 312 (27.56%) SMTP
10 310 (27.39%) Cisco ASA
11 309 (27.30%) IPsec
12 305 (26.94%) Cisco Nexus
12 305 (26.94%) NetScaler
12 305 (26.94%) RIP
13 154 (13.60%) VoIP
14 124 (10.95%) Wireless
15 113 (9.98%) 3G
16 79 (6.98%) Internet
17 53 (4.68%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (9.63%) SQL Server
2 34 (3.00%) Relational Database
3 27 (2.39%) SQL Server 2016
4 23 (2.03%) RDBMS
5 21 (1.86%) Data Warehouse
6 17 (1.50%) GIS
7 14 (1.24%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 14 (1.24%) Hadoop
8 13 (1.15%) Apache Hive
8 13 (1.15%) MySQL
8 13 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 12 (1.06%) Azure SQL Database
9 12 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
9 12 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 11 (0.97%) Data Lake
11 8 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
12 7 (0.62%) Power BI
12 7 (0.62%) Presto
12 7 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 6 (0.53%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 39 (3.45%) SoapUI
2 12 (1.06%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 7 (0.62%) JIRA
3 7 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (0.53%) Git (software)
5 5 (0.44%) WinDbg
6 3 (0.27%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.18%) Axure RP
7 2 (0.18%) Hudson
7 2 (0.18%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.088%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.088%) IDA Disassembler
8 1 (0.088%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.088%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.088%) Visual Studio
General
1 387 (34.19%) Telecoms
2 40 (3.53%) Finance
3 30 (2.65%) Public Sector
4 27 (2.39%) Billing
5 21 (1.86%) Electronics
5 21 (1.86%) Marketing
6 18 (1.59%) Legal
7 17 (1.50%) Retail
8 10 (0.88%) Manufacturing
9 8 (0.71%) Banking
10 7 (0.62%) Advertising
11 5 (0.44%) Games
12 4 (0.35%) Digital Economy
13 3 (0.27%) Automotive
14 2 (0.18%) Military
15 1 (0.088%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.088%) Avionics
15 1 (0.088%) German Language
15 1 (0.088%) Italian Language
15 1 (0.088%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 316 (27.92%) Network Engineer
2 206 (18.20%) Network Security Engineer
2 206 (18.20%) Security Engineer
3 158 (13.96%) Analyst
4 144 (12.72%) Developer
5 136 (12.01%) Cisco Engineer
5 136 (12.01%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 135 (11.93%) Cisco Security Engineer
7 119 (10.51%) Technical Support
8 99 (8.75%) Support Analyst
9 98 (8.66%) Technical Analyst
10 96 (8.48%) Technical Support Analyst
11 71 (6.27%) 1st Line Support
12 66 (5.83%) 1st Line Technical Support
13 62 (5.48%) 1st Line Support Analyst
14 50 (4.42%) Support Engineer
15 45 (3.98%) 2nd Line Support
16 42 (3.71%) Test Engineer
17 40 (3.53%) Switch Engineer
18 38 (3.36%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (9.72%) .NET
2 37 (3.27%) RESTful
3 27 (2.39%) WPF
4 26 (2.30%) XML
5 20 (1.77%) REST
6 19 (1.68%) HTML
7 17 (1.50%) CSS
8 16 (1.41%) Node.js
8 16 (1.41%) XSD
9 15 (1.33%) GraphQL
10 14 (1.24%) Ajax
10 14 (1.24%) SOAP
11 10 (0.88%) AngularJS
11 10 (0.88%) KML
11 10 (0.88%) Web Services
12 9 (0.80%) Hibernate
12 9 (0.80%) J2EE
12 9 (0.80%) JSP
12 9 (0.80%) React
13 7 (0.62%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 335 (29.59%) Management Information System
2 102 (9.01%) Data Centre
3 74 (6.54%) Analytical Skills
4 50 (4.42%) User Experience
5 39 (3.45%) Driving Licence
6 32 (2.83%) Enterprise Software
6 32 (2.83%) Greenfield Project
7 31 (2.74%) Fibre Optics
8 27 (2.39%) Self-Motivation
9 24 (2.12%) Data Structures
9 24 (2.12%) Robotics
10 15 (1.33%) IPTV
11 13 (1.15%) Smartphone
12 11 (0.97%) Handset
13 7 (0.62%) Cyberthreat
14 6 (0.53%) Algorithms
14 6 (0.53%) Device Driver
15 5 (0.44%) EMC VNX
15 5 (0.44%) Lidar
16 3 (0.27%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 356 (31.45%) Linux
2 342 (30.21%) Unix
3 73 (6.45%) Windows
4 40 (3.53%) Windows Server
5 32 (2.83%) Windows 10
6 31 (2.74%) Windows 7
7 29 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
8 24 (2.12%) Apple iOS
9 21 (1.86%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (0.71%) CentOS
11 7 (0.62%) Android
11 7 (0.62%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.35%) Debian
13 3 (0.27%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.18%) Fedora
14 2 (0.18%) FreeBSD
14 2 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.18%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.088%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.088%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 333 (29.42%) Service Delivery
2 329 (29.06%) Network Design
3 327 (28.89%) Network Management
4 320 (28.27%) Product Management
5 306 (27.03%) Change Control
6 179 (15.81%) Agile Software Development
7 149 (13.16%) Continuous Improvement
8 143 (12.63%) Problem-Solving
9 129 (11.40%) SDLC
10 118 (10.42%) Test Automation
11 109 (9.63%) Line Management
12 107 (9.45%) Supplier Management
13 94 (8.30%) Mentoring
14 84 (7.42%) Waterfall
15 77 (6.80%) ITIL
16 75 (6.63%) Continuous Integration
16 75 (6.63%) Technical Debt
17 73 (6.45%) Software Delivery
18 70 (6.18%) Software Architecture
19 67 (5.92%) Collaborative Working
Programming Languages
1 341 (30.12%) Python
2 307 (27.12%) Bash Shell
2 307 (27.12%) Perl
3 133 (11.75%) C#
4 108 (9.54%) C++
5 81 (7.16%) Java
6 71 (6.27%) SQL
7 37 (3.27%) JavaScript
8 33 (2.92%) PHP
9 23 (2.03%) C
10 16 (1.41%) ES6
11 15 (1.33%) PowerShell
11 15 (1.33%) TypeScript
12 9 (0.80%) JSX
13 7 (0.62%) Apple Swift
13 7 (0.62%) Objective-C
13 7 (0.62%) U-SQL
14 5 (0.44%) VBScript
15 4 (0.35%) PHP 7
16 3 (0.27%) Go
Qualifications
1 478 (42.23%) Cisco Certification
2 428 (37.81%) CCNA
3 351 (31.01%) CCNP
4 192 (16.96%) Degree
5 105 (9.28%) Microsoft Certification
6 103 (9.10%) MCSE
7 96 (8.48%) MCITP
7 96 (8.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 72 (6.36%) ISTQB
9 37 (3.27%) Security Cleared
10 31 (2.74%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 30 (2.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 26 (2.30%) ISEB
13 21 (1.86%) JNCIA
14 14 (1.24%) A+ Certification
14 14 (1.24%) JNCIP
15 11 (0.97%) CCIE
16 10 (0.88%) DV Cleared
17 9 (0.80%) CCDP
18 7 (0.62%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 388 (34.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 379 (33.48%) ISO 9001
3 60 (5.30%) QA
4 38 (3.36%) SLA
5 7 (0.62%) Data Quality
5 7 (0.62%) GDPR
6 5 (0.44%) ISO 14001
7 4 (0.35%) PMO
8 2 (0.18%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.088%) HL7
9 1 (0.088%) NIST
System Software
1 134 (11.84%) Active Directory
2 109 (9.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (2.47%) Docker
4 19 (1.68%) Firmware
5 9 (0.80%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.44%) ISA Server
6 5 (0.44%) Terminal Services
7 3 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.18%) XenApp
8 2 (0.18%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.088%) HDFS
9 1 (0.088%) KVM
9 1 (0.088%) NFS
9 1 (0.088%) Samba
9 1 (0.088%) Snort
9 1 (0.088%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.088%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.088%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.088%) Xen
Systems Management
1 318 (28.09%) Nagios
2 308 (27.21%) FortiGate
3 24 (2.12%) CA Service Virtualization
3 24 (2.12%) Cacti
4 20 (1.77%) SCCM
5 12 (1.06%) Ansible
6 9 (0.80%) Kubernetes
7 6 (0.53%) WSUS
8 4 (0.35%) MIMEsweeper
9 1 (0.088%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (0.088%) HP ALM
9 1 (0.088%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.088%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.088%) OpenNMS
9 1 (0.088%) Puppet
9 1 (0.088%) QRadar
9 1 (0.088%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.088%) SolarWinds Orion
9 1 (0.088%) vCenter Server
9 1 (0.088%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 489 (43.20%) Cisco
2 316 (27.92%) Fortinet
3 264 (23.32%) Microsoft
4 229 (20.23%) Palo Alto
5 120 (10.60%) Meraki
6 117 (10.34%) VMware
7 116 (10.25%) Polycom
8 109 (9.63%) Citrix
9 107 (9.45%) Aruba
10 80 (7.07%) BT
11 69 (6.10%) Openreach
12 66 (5.83%) Pega
13 47 (4.15%) Salesforce.com
14 43 (3.80%) CheckPoint
15 38 (3.36%) Juniper
16 33 (2.92%) CA
17 28 (2.47%) Virgin Media
18 24 (2.12%) Oracle
19 18 (1.59%) Apple
19 18 (1.59%) EMC