Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Broadband
UK
6 months to
20 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 577 551 501
Rank change year-on-year -26 -50 +236
Permanent jobs citing Broadband 286 451 852
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.41% 0.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.62% 2.73% 3.74%
Number of salaries quoted 137 393 370
10th Percentile £25,050 £23,750 £20,250
25th Percentile £33,750 £26,250 £21,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £40,000 £29,750
Median % change year-on-year +18.75% +34.45% -30.00%
75th Percentile £67,500 £52,500 £47,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £63,750 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £41,750 £24,000
% change year-on-year +1.80% +73.96% -41.46%

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 10,917 16,543 22,804
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.93% 15.04% 15.34%
Number of salaries quoted 8,310 13,218 17,696
10th Percentile £28,500 £26,250 £26,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £34,250 £33,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £66,250 £63,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £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 20 April 2021.

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 20 April 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 +5 267 £47,500 +18.75% 85
UK excluding London +46 192 £42,500 +1.80% 64
London +4 85 £55,000 +37.50% 28
North of England +56 72 £55,000 +111.54% 18
Yorkshire +40 64 £55,000 +22.22% 11
Midlands +4 38 £37,500 -21.05% 13
West Midlands +2 34 £37,500 -21.05% 12
South East +6 30 £40,000 -2.44% 15
Work from Home -138 28 £60,000 +20.00% 8
East of England +69 23 £50,000 +26.58% 4
Scotland +16 13 £56,250 +118.45% 6
South West +11 11 £27,250 -26.85% 8
North West +35 6 £41,000 +57.69% 6
Wales +34 5 £34,000 -15.00% 2
East Midlands +4 4 £45,000 +104.55% 1
North East +2 2 - - 1

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

1 112 (39.16%) Telecoms
2 93 (32.52%) Wi-Fi
3 77 (26.92%) Social Media
4 68 (23.78%) C
5 66 (23.08%) TCP/IP
5 66 (23.08%) Wireless
6 62 (21.68%) Ethernet
7 60 (20.98%) C++
8 57 (19.93%) Validation
9 52 (18.18%) Test Automation
10 51 (17.83%) Python
11 48 (16.78%) Linux
12 43 (15.03%) HTTPS
12 43 (15.03%) Continuous Integration
12 43 (15.03%) Software Testing
12 43 (15.03%) Wireshark
12 43 (15.03%) Computer Science
13 42 (14.69%) Firewall
14 41 (14.34%) Integration Testing
14 41 (14.34%) MQTT
15 39 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
16 38 (13.29%) Finance
16 38 (13.29%) Performance Measurement
17 37 (12.94%) 802.1X
17 37 (12.94%) 802.11
17 37 (12.94%) HTTP
17 37 (12.94%) Windows
17 37 (12.94%) Kibana
17 37 (12.94%) Graylog
17 37 (12.94%) STUN

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 8 (2.80%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.10%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (1.75%) MS Exchange
4 4 (1.40%) Skype for Business
4 4 (1.40%) Smallworld
5 2 (0.70%) IIS
6 1 (0.35%) Apache
6 1 (0.35%) Apache Airflow
6 1 (0.35%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.35%) CMS
6 1 (0.35%) Confluence
6 1 (0.35%) nginx
Applications
1 20 (6.99%) Figma
1 20 (6.99%) Sketch
2 15 (5.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 15 (5.24%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (3.50%) Adobe After Effects
3 10 (3.50%) Adobe XD
3 10 (3.50%) InVision
4 6 (2.10%) Microsoft Excel
5 5 (1.75%) Blender
5 5 (1.75%) CINEMA 4D
5 5 (1.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (1.40%) AutoCAD
6 4 (1.40%) Simulink
7 1 (0.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.40%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (1.40%) Oracle EBS R12
1 4 (1.40%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.35%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.50%) Microsoft 365
2 8 (2.80%) AWS
3 7 (2.45%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (2.10%) AWS Direct Connect
5 4 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (1.40%) GCP
5 4 (1.40%) Google Workspace
5 4 (1.40%) Power Platform
6 3 (1.05%) Azure
6 3 (1.05%) npm
7 2 (0.70%) SaaS
8 1 (0.35%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.35%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.35%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 93 (32.52%) Wi-Fi
2 66 (23.08%) TCP/IP
2 66 (23.08%) Wireless
3 62 (21.68%) Ethernet
4 43 (15.03%) HTTPS
4 43 (15.03%) Wireshark
5 42 (14.69%) Firewall
6 41 (14.34%) MQTT
7 37 (12.94%) 802.11
7 37 (12.94%) HTTP
7 37 (12.94%) STUN
8 28 (9.79%) VPN
9 23 (8.04%) BGP
10 20 (6.99%) MPLS
11 18 (6.29%) WAN
12 17 (5.94%) LAN
12 17 (5.94%) OSPF
13 16 (5.59%) Internet
14 15 (5.24%) 5G
15 14 (4.90%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.10%) GIS
1 6 (2.10%) Tableau
2 5 (1.75%) SQL Server
3 4 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (1.40%) Power BI
3 4 (1.40%) SAP BW
3 4 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (1.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (0.70%) Big Data
4 2 (0.70%) BigQuery
4 2 (0.70%) RavenDB
4 2 (0.70%) Tableau Server
5 1 (0.35%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.35%) Geospatial Data
5 1 (0.35%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.35%) MySQL
5 1 (0.35%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.35%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (4.90%) Jenkins
2 12 (4.20%) Git (software)
3 9 (3.15%) JIRA
4 7 (2.45%) Subversion
5 3 (1.05%) Grunt
5 3 (1.05%) gulp
5 3 (1.05%) Rational Rhapsody
5 3 (1.05%) webpack
6 2 (0.70%) GitLab
7 1 (0.35%) CruiseControl
7 1 (0.35%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.35%) Gradle
7 1 (0.35%) Hudson
7 1 (0.35%) Maven
7 1 (0.35%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.35%) PHPUnit
7 1 (0.35%) Selenium
7 1 (0.35%) TeamCity
General
1 112 (39.16%) Telecoms
2 38 (13.29%) Finance
3 28 (9.79%) Retail
4 21 (7.34%) Games
5 10 (3.50%) Marketing
6 7 (2.45%) Billing
7 6 (2.10%) Legal
8 5 (1.75%) Electronics
9 4 (1.40%) Military
10 3 (1.05%) Law
10 3 (1.05%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.70%) German Language
11 2 (0.70%) Italian Language
11 2 (0.70%) Publishing
12 1 (0.35%) Advertising
12 1 (0.35%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.35%) French Language
12 1 (0.35%) Public Sector
12 1 (0.35%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 39 (13.64%) Developer
2 32 (11.19%) Network Engineer
3 29 (10.14%) Wireless Engineer
4 26 (9.09%) Automation Engineer
5 24 (8.39%) Systems Engineer
6 22 (7.69%) Senior Developer
7 21 (7.34%) Designer
8 18 (6.29%) Validation Engineer
9 14 (4.90%) Analyst
10 12 (4.20%) IT Support
10 12 (4.20%) Software Engineer
11 11 (3.85%) Broadband Engineer
11 11 (3.85%) Customer Engineer
11 11 (3.85%) Linux Engineer
11 11 (3.85%) Wireless Network Engineer
12 10 (3.50%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
12 10 (3.50%) C/C++ Software Engineer
12 10 (3.50%) Embedded Engineer
12 10 (3.50%) Embedded Linux Engineer
12 10 (3.50%) Lead Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (12.94%) 802.1X
1 37 (12.94%) XMPP
2 17 (5.94%) CSS
3 16 (5.59%) HTML
4 12 (4.20%) React
5 9 (3.15%) Node.js
5 9 (3.15%) Qt
6 8 (2.80%) GraphQL
6 8 (2.80%) Web Services
7 7 (2.45%) Redux
8 6 (2.10%) REST
9 5 (1.75%) CSS3
9 5 (1.75%) Framer.js
9 5 (1.75%) HTML5
9 5 (1.75%) SVG
9 5 (1.75%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 5 (1.75%) Unreal Engine
10 4 (1.40%) MobX
11 3 (1.05%) Browserify
11 3 (1.05%) Next.js
Miscellaneous
1 77 (26.92%) Social Media
2 31 (10.84%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (9.09%) Driving Licence
4 24 (8.39%) User Experience
5 20 (6.99%) Self-Motivation
6 17 (5.94%) Embedded Systems
7 12 (4.20%) Fibre Optics
8 10 (3.50%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 10 (3.50%) STB
9 9 (3.15%) Organisational Skills
10 6 (2.10%) Data Centre
10 6 (2.10%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 6 (2.10%) Linux Command Line
10 6 (2.10%) Over-the-Top Content
11 5 (1.75%) Animation
11 5 (1.75%) Graphic Design
11 5 (1.75%) Management Information System
11 5 (1.75%) Smart Home
12 4 (1.40%) Device Driver
12 4 (1.40%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 48 (16.78%) Linux
2 37 (12.94%) Windows
3 12 (4.20%) Unix
4 11 (3.85%) Windows Server
5 10 (3.50%) Android
6 9 (3.15%) Apple iOS
6 9 (3.15%) Ubuntu
7 7 (2.45%) CentOS
7 7 (2.45%) Windows 10
8 6 (2.10%) Embedded Linux
9 3 (1.05%) Windows Server 2019
10 1 (0.35%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (19.93%) Validation
2 52 (18.18%) Test Automation
3 43 (15.03%) Computer Science
3 43 (15.03%) Continuous Integration
3 43 (15.03%) Software Testing
4 41 (14.34%) Integration Testing
5 39 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
6 38 (13.29%) Performance Measurement
7 32 (11.19%) Problem-Solving
8 23 (8.04%) Software Engineering
9 22 (7.69%) Unit Testing
10 16 (5.59%) TDD
11 15 (5.24%) CAD
11 15 (5.24%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
12 14 (4.90%) Continuous Improvement
12 14 (4.90%) Requirements Gathering
13 13 (4.55%) Configuration Management
13 13 (4.55%) CRM
13 13 (4.55%) Mathematics
14 12 (4.20%) OO
Programming Languages
1 68 (23.78%) C
2 60 (20.98%) C++
3 51 (17.83%) Python
4 26 (9.09%) JavaScript
5 19 (6.64%) SQL
6 15 (5.24%) Java
7 11 (3.85%) PHP
8 8 (2.80%) TypeScript
9 6 (2.10%) Embedded C
9 6 (2.10%) Embedded C++
10 5 (1.75%) Clojure
10 5 (1.75%) Elixir
10 5 (1.75%) Elm
10 5 (1.75%) Rust
11 4 (1.40%) MATLAB
11 4 (1.40%) T-SQL
12 3 (1.05%) ES6
12 3 (1.05%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.70%) C#
14 1 (0.35%) Perl
Qualifications
1 26 (9.09%) Degree
2 21 (7.34%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (4.90%) CCNA
4 12 (4.20%) CCNP
5 8 (2.80%) JNCIA
5 8 (2.80%) JNCIP
5 8 (2.80%) Security Cleared
6 6 (2.10%) SC Cleared
7 5 (1.75%) DV Cleared
7 5 (1.75%) HNC
8 4 (1.40%) PhD
9 2 (0.70%) HND
9 2 (0.70%) MCSA
9 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.70%) Tableau Certification
10 1 (0.35%) CCDP
10 1 (0.35%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.20%) QA
2 11 (3.85%) SLA
3 2 (0.70%) PMO
System Software
1 17 (5.94%) Active Directory
2 14 (4.90%) Firmware
3 7 (2.45%) iptables
4 6 (2.10%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.75%) Docker
6 3 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (0.70%) FreeRADIUS
8 1 (0.35%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 37 (12.94%) Graylog
1 37 (12.94%) Kibana
2 9 (3.15%) Ansible
3 7 (2.45%) FortiGate
3 7 (2.45%) Grafana
3 7 (2.45%) Puppet
4 6 (2.10%) Cacti
4 6 (2.10%) Icinga
4 6 (2.10%) Nagios
4 6 (2.10%) Nmap
4 6 (2.10%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.35%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.35%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.35%) PaperCut
5 1 (0.35%) Prometheus
5 1 (0.35%) WSUS
Vendors
1 31 (10.84%) Cisco
2 21 (7.34%) Adobe
3 18 (6.29%) Microsoft
4 16 (5.59%) Fortinet
5 13 (4.55%) Juniper
6 12 (4.20%) EMC
7 8 (2.80%) Veeam
8 7 (2.45%) Openreach
9 6 (2.10%) Apple
9 6 (2.10%) D-Link
9 6 (2.10%) Draytek
9 6 (2.10%) Palo Alto
10 5 (1.75%) BT
10 5 (1.75%) Google
10 5 (1.75%) Oracle
10 5 (1.75%) Sophos
10 5 (1.75%) Splunk
10 5 (1.75%) Symantec
10 5 (1.75%) Virgin Media
10 5 (1.75%) WatchGuard