Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Broadband
UK
6 months to
24 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 383 703 666
Rank change year-on-year +320 -37 +34
Permanent jobs citing Broadband 1,162 523 539
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.80% 0.30% 0.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.14% 2.01% 1.99%
Number of salaries quoted 426 417 414
UK median annual salary £32,500 £42,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -23.53% +10.39% +5.48%
10th Percentile £20,250 £23,800 £20,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £64,250 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £25,500 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -36.25% +14.29% +9.38%

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 22,616 26,060 27,024
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.57% 15.11% 15.96%
Number of salaries quoted 17,143 20,683 22,042
UK median annual salary £46,500 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.09% +2.22% -
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,000 £25,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
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 24 May 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 24 May 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 +307 1,142 £32,575 -23.35% 78
UK excluding London +330 1,031 £25,500 -36.25% 65
North of England +269 917 £23,000 -37.84% 44
North West +184 528 £46,500 +21.57% 39
Yorkshire +211 393 £22,500 -37.50% 4
London +28 123 £40,000 -11.11% 14
South East -25 51 £45,000 +12.50% 9
Midlands +30 18 £40,000 +73.91% 3
East of England +60 16 £28,750 -40.10% 2
South West +28 16 £24,000 -41.46% 6
West Midlands +15 16 £36,250 -19.44%
Scotland +15 8 £21,500 -29.51% 1
Wales +14 3 £28,500 -2.56%
East Midlands +36 2 £45,000 +104.55% 3
Channel Islands - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 24 May 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.

1 418 (35.97%) Cisco
2 383 (32.96%) Firewall
3 380 (32.70%) Cisco Certification
4 348 (29.95%) ADSL
5 334 (28.74%) CCNA
6 306 (26.33%) Telecoms
7 292 (25.13%) Agile Software Development
8 287 (24.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 286 (24.61%) ISO 9001
10 273 (23.49%) WAN
11 262 (22.55%) Python
12 258 (22.20%) Linux
12 258 (22.20%) MPLS
13 251 (21.60%) VPN
13 251 (21.60%) CCNP
14 248 (21.34%) Microsoft
15 246 (21.17%) Unix
16 245 (21.08%) Management Information System
17 242 (20.83%) BGP
17 242 (20.83%) DNS
18 239 (20.57%) Product Management
19 236 (20.31%) Network Security
19 236 (20.31%) Service Delivery
19 236 (20.31%) Network Design
20 235 (20.22%) Nagios
21 233 (20.05%) Cisco ASA
22 232 (19.97%) OSPF
23 230 (19.79%) Fortinet
24 225 (19.36%) IPsec
25 223 (19.19%) Perl

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 (1.81%) WebSphere
2 19 (1.64%) IIS
3 14 (1.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 14 (1.20%) SharePoint
4 8 (0.69%) Apache
4 8 (0.69%) Apache Spark
4 8 (0.69%) JBoss
4 8 (0.69%) MS Exchange
4 8 (0.69%) Skype for Business
5 7 (0.60%) Confluence
5 7 (0.60%) Smallworld
6 4 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (0.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.17%) WordPress
9 1 (0.086%) nginx
Applications
1 64 (5.51%) Microsoft Office
2 38 (3.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (1.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.60%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.43%) AutoCAD
6 4 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.086%) InVision
7 1 (0.086%) Sketch
7 1 (0.086%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 17 (1.46%) CSG Singleview
2 9 (0.77%) Remedy ITSM
3 7 (0.60%) Dynamics GP
4 5 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.26%) Oracle BRM
5 3 (0.26%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.086%) Exstream
7 1 (0.086%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.086%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.086%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 100 (8.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 76 (6.54%) Amazon AWS
3 69 (5.94%) Cloud Computing
4 36 (3.10%) Office 365
5 18 (1.55%) Azure Data Factory
6 10 (0.86%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 9 (0.77%) Power Platform
8 6 (0.52%) Google Play
8 6 (0.52%) IaaS
8 6 (0.52%) iTunes
8 6 (0.52%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 6 (0.52%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 6 (0.52%) TestFlight
9 4 (0.34%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.17%) AdWords
10 2 (0.17%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.17%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (0.17%) Cloudflare
10 2 (0.17%) Fastly
10 2 (0.17%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 383 (32.96%) Firewall
2 348 (29.95%) ADSL
3 273 (23.49%) WAN
4 258 (22.20%) MPLS
5 251 (21.60%) VPN
6 242 (20.83%) BGP
6 242 (20.83%) DNS
7 236 (20.31%) Network Security
8 233 (20.05%) Cisco ASA
9 232 (19.97%) OSPF
10 225 (19.36%) IPsec
11 217 (18.67%) SMTP
12 215 (18.50%) Cisco Nexus
12 215 (18.50%) NetScaler
12 215 (18.50%) RIP
13 152 (13.08%) Wireless
14 150 (12.91%) VoIP
15 124 (10.67%) 3G
16 63 (5.42%) Ethernet
17 48 (4.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (10.67%) SQL Server
2 39 (3.36%) Relational Database
3 35 (3.01%) SQL Server 2016
4 27 (2.32%) Data Warehouse
5 24 (2.07%) RDBMS
6 21 (1.81%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 20 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 18 (1.55%) Azure SQL Database
8 18 (1.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 16 (1.38%) MySQL
10 15 (1.29%) Data Lake
10 15 (1.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 9 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
11 9 (0.77%) Power BI
12 8 (0.69%) Apache Hive
12 8 (0.69%) Hadoop
13 7 (0.60%) GIS
14 6 (0.52%) Geospatial Data
15 5 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
16 4 (0.34%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 39 (3.36%) SoapUI
2 17 (1.46%) Git (software)
2 17 (1.46%) JIRA
3 12 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (0.95%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 6 (0.52%) Appium
5 6 (0.52%) Cucumber
5 6 (0.52%) Genymotion
5 6 (0.52%) Selenium
5 6 (0.52%) Subversion
5 6 (0.52%) UI Automator
5 6 (0.52%) Xcode
6 5 (0.43%) Visual Studio Team System
7 4 (0.34%) Hudson
8 2 (0.17%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.17%) WinDbg
9 1 (0.086%) Balsamiq
9 1 (0.086%) IDA Disassembler
9 1 (0.086%) Oracle APEX
General
1 306 (26.33%) Telecoms
2 89 (7.66%) Finance
3 47 (4.04%) Billing
4 37 (3.18%) Retail
5 32 (2.75%) Marketing
6 15 (1.29%) Banking
7 13 (1.12%) Electronics
8 7 (0.60%) Advertising
8 7 (0.60%) Games
9 6 (0.52%) Legal
10 5 (0.43%) Japanese Language
11 3 (0.26%) French Language
11 3 (0.26%) German Language
11 3 (0.26%) Law
12 2 (0.17%) Military
12 2 (0.17%) Publishing
13 1 (0.086%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.086%) Automotive
13 1 (0.086%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 199 (17.13%) Network Engineer
2 166 (14.29%) Analyst
3 147 (12.65%) Developer
4 118 (10.15%) Network Security Engineer
4 118 (10.15%) Security Engineer
5 99 (8.52%) Technical Analyst
6 97 (8.35%) Support Analyst
7 96 (8.26%) Technical Support
7 96 (8.26%) Technical Support Analyst
8 69 (5.94%) Development Engineer
9 68 (5.85%) Software Engineer
10 58 (4.99%) Cisco Engineer
10 58 (4.99%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 56 (4.82%) Cisco Security Engineer
12 55 (4.73%) Software Development Engineer
13 53 (4.56%) 1st Line Support
13 53 (4.56%) 2nd Line Support
14 51 (4.39%) 1st Line Support Analyst
14 51 (4.39%) 1st Line Technical Support
15 49 (4.22%) Product Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (10.84%) .NET
2 63 (5.42%) RESTful
3 60 (5.16%) HTML
4 54 (4.65%) CSS
5 40 (3.44%) GraphQL
5 40 (3.44%) Node.js
6 35 (3.01%) WPF
6 35 (3.01%) XML
7 25 (2.15%) AngularJS
8 22 (1.89%) REST
9 20 (1.72%) Ajax
9 20 (1.72%) CSS3
10 19 (1.64%) React
11 15 (1.29%) ASP.NET
11 15 (1.29%) SOAP
12 14 (1.20%) XSD
13 12 (1.03%) JSON
14 9 (0.77%) Web Services
15 8 (0.69%) jQuery
15 8 (0.69%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 245 (21.08%) Management Information System
2 147 (12.65%) Analytical Skills
3 129 (11.10%) Data Centre
4 114 (9.81%) User Experience
5 58 (4.99%) Data Structures
6 35 (3.01%) Greenfield Project
7 33 (2.84%) Enterprise Software
8 26 (2.24%) Self-Motivation
9 22 (1.89%) Driving Licence
10 21 (1.81%) Robotics
11 20 (1.72%) Algorithms
12 18 (1.55%) Virtual Team
13 14 (1.20%) IPTV
14 13 (1.12%) Mobile App
15 11 (0.95%) Fat Client
15 11 (0.95%) Fibre Optics
15 11 (0.95%) Public Cloud
15 11 (0.95%) Thin Client
16 10 (0.86%) Over-the-Top Content
17 8 (0.69%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 258 (22.20%) Linux
2 246 (21.17%) Unix
3 63 (5.42%) Windows
4 23 (1.98%) Windows Server
5 13 (1.12%) Windows 7
6 12 (1.03%) Android
6 12 (1.03%) Apple iOS
6 12 (1.03%) Windows 10
6 12 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (1.03%) Windows XP
7 10 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.26%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.17%) CentOS
9 2 (0.17%) Debian
9 2 (0.17%) Embedded Linux
9 2 (0.17%) FreeBSD
10 1 (0.086%) Fedora
10 1 (0.086%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.086%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.086%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 292 (25.13%) Agile Software Development
2 239 (20.57%) Product Management
3 236 (20.31%) Network Design
3 236 (20.31%) Service Delivery
4 223 (19.19%) Network Management
5 219 (18.85%) Change Control
6 179 (15.40%) Line Management
7 171 (14.72%) SDLC
8 158 (13.60%) Test Automation
9 154 (13.25%) Continuous Improvement
10 136 (11.70%) Problem-Solving
11 123 (10.59%) Mentoring
12 117 (10.07%) Supplier Management
13 100 (8.61%) ITIL
14 99 (8.52%) Continuous Integration
15 97 (8.35%) OO
16 95 (8.18%) Computer Science
17 91 (7.83%) Waterfall
18 86 (7.40%) CRM
19 82 (7.06%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 262 (22.55%) Python
2 223 (19.19%) Perl
3 222 (19.10%) Bash Shell
4 146 (12.56%) C#
5 111 (9.55%) SQL
6 83 (7.14%) C++
7 78 (6.71%) JavaScript
8 75 (6.45%) Java
9 62 (5.34%) PHP
10 40 (3.44%) ES6
10 40 (3.44%) TypeScript
11 22 (1.89%) JSX
11 22 (1.89%) PowerShell
12 10 (0.86%) U-SQL
13 8 (0.69%) Apple Swift
13 8 (0.69%) C
13 8 (0.69%) Objective-C
14 7 (0.60%) MATLAB
14 7 (0.60%) R
15 4 (0.34%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 380 (32.70%) Cisco Certification
2 334 (28.74%) CCNA
3 251 (21.60%) CCNP
4 188 (16.18%) Degree
5 106 (9.12%) Microsoft Certification
6 102 (8.78%) MCSE
7 101 (8.69%) MCITP
8 99 (8.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 82 (7.06%) ISTQB
10 38 (3.27%) ISEB
11 35 (3.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 30 (2.58%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 23 (1.98%) Security Cleared
14 21 (1.81%) JNCIA
15 17 (1.46%) JNCIP
16 11 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
17 10 (0.86%) SC Cleared
18 9 (0.77%) MCP
19 8 (0.69%) DV Cleared
20 6 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 287 (24.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 286 (24.61%) ISO 9001
3 99 (8.52%) QA
4 36 (3.10%) SLA
5 11 (0.95%) Data Quality
5 11 (0.95%) PCI DSS
6 9 (0.77%) GDPR
7 6 (0.52%) PMO
8 2 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.17%) PA-DSS
8 2 (0.17%) PSD2
System Software
1 157 (13.51%) Active Directory
2 123 (10.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (4.22%) Docker
4 7 (0.60%) Hyper-V
4 7 (0.60%) VirtualBox
5 6 (0.52%) Firmware
6 4 (0.34%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.17%) ISA Server
7 2 (0.17%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.086%) NFS
8 1 (0.086%) Samba
8 1 (0.086%) Snort
8 1 (0.086%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.086%) Xen
8 1 (0.086%) XenApp
8 1 (0.086%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 235 (20.22%) Nagios
2 217 (18.67%) FortiGate
3 26 (2.24%) Cacti
4 21 (1.81%) CA Service Virtualization
5 18 (1.55%) Ansible
6 13 (1.12%) Puppet
7 8 (0.69%) Observium
8 7 (0.60%) Kubernetes
9 6 (0.52%) Cisco CUCM
9 6 (0.52%) Cisco Prime
9 6 (0.52%) HockeyApp
9 6 (0.52%) Nessus
10 4 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
11 3 (0.26%) OpenNMS
12 2 (0.17%) SCCM
12 2 (0.17%) SCOM
12 2 (0.17%) Single Sign-On
13 1 (0.086%) Docker Swarm
13 1 (0.086%) vCenter Server
13 1 (0.086%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 418 (35.97%) Cisco
2 248 (21.34%) Microsoft
3 230 (19.79%) Fortinet
4 132 (11.36%) VMware
5 131 (11.27%) Meraki
6 123 (10.59%) Palo Alto
7 117 (10.07%) Aruba
7 117 (10.07%) Polycom
8 104 (8.95%) Citrix
9 76 (6.54%) Pega
10 53 (4.56%) Salesforce.com
11 39 (3.36%) BT
11 39 (3.36%) Juniper
12 38 (3.27%) CA
13 37 (3.18%) CheckPoint
14 24 (2.07%) Openreach
15 21 (1.81%) Ericsson
15 21 (1.81%) Huawei
16 18 (1.55%) Informatica
16 18 (1.55%) Oracle