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

Broadband
UK
6 months to
25 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 340 513 454
Rank change year-on-year +173 -59 +311
Permanent jobs citing Broadband 1,248 176 897
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.99% 0.36% 0.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.66% 2.36% 4.24%
Number of salaries quoted 761 132 441
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,425 £20,250
25th Percentile £46,250 £36,438 £21,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median % change year-on-year +52.94% +13.33% -6.25%
75th Percentile £81,250 £55,000 £52,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £118,750 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £38,000 £24,380
% change year-on-year +5.26% +55.87% -39.05%

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 16,303 7,449 21,177
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.90% 15.24% 15.54%
Number of salaries quoted 11,230 6,098 16,570
10th Percentile £27,500 £29,750 £25,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £46,500
Median % change year-on-year - +7.53% -2.11%
75th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £62,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £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 October 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 October 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 +170 1,117 £65,000 +52.94% 131
London +174 772 £67,500 +1.89% 46
UK excluding London -2 410 £40,000 +5.26% 97
Work from Home -126 160 £55,000 +8.91% 22
North of England -26 152 £55,000 +10.00% 31
Yorkshire +6 145 £55,000 +10.00% 15
South East -129 72 £22,500 -37.06% 16
Scotland -25 63 £53,750 +25.00% 7
Midlands -75 61 £37,500 -21.05% 18
West Midlands -69 56 £37,500 -21.05% 14
East of England -82 33 £40,000 +5.26% 12
South West -85 20 £56,750 +19.47% 9
Northern Ireland - 8 £60,500 -
North West -99 5 £35,000 +52.17% 13
East Midlands - 5 £27,500 - 4
North East -34 2 £24,875 - 3
Wales -52 1 £60,000 +50.00% 5

For the 6 months to 25 October 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.

1 671 (53.77%) Social Media
2 502 (40.22%) Agile Software Development
3 318 (25.48%) JavaScript
4 291 (23.32%) Python
5 277 (22.20%) Social Skills
6 275 (22.04%) Software Engineering
7 249 (19.95%) TDD
8 223 (17.87%) Linux
9 200 (16.03%) C++
9 200 (16.03%) Scrum
9 200 (16.03%) Continuous Integration
10 189 (15.14%) Analytics
11 176 (14.10%) React
12 174 (13.94%) TCP/IP
13 172 (13.78%) Games
14 170 (13.62%) Problem-Solving
15 163 (13.06%) Telecoms
16 161 (12.90%) C
17 159 (12.74%) Artificial Intelligence
18 158 (12.66%) HTML
19 156 (12.50%) Mentoring
19 156 (12.50%) Jenkins
20 151 (12.10%) AWS
21 150 (12.02%) Analytical Skills
22 143 (11.46%) Java
23 142 (11.38%) CRM
24 141 (11.30%) Continuous Improvement
25 139 (11.14%) Test Automation
26 135 (10.82%) Over-the-Top Content
27 129 (10.34%) Degree

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 44 (3.53%) CMS
2 33 (2.64%) Confluence
3 24 (1.92%) Elasticsearch
4 9 (0.72%) Apache
5 8 (0.64%) nginx
6 7 (0.56%) SAS
7 3 (0.24%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.080%) Apache Airflow
8 1 (0.080%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.080%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.080%) Mule
8 1 (0.080%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.080%) WildFly
Applications
1 30 (2.40%) Campfire
2 13 (1.04%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (0.80%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.32%) Figma
5 4 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.32%) PlantUML
6 2 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.16%) Sketch
7 1 (0.080%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.080%) InVision
7 1 (0.080%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 18 (1.44%) Adobe Campaign
2 6 (0.48%) Magento
3 2 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.080%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 151 (12.10%) AWS
2 90 (7.21%) GCP
3 59 (4.73%) Serverless
4 43 (3.45%) Azure
5 41 (3.29%) GitHub
6 36 (2.88%) npm
7 28 (2.24%) AWS Step Functions
8 25 (2.00%) Microsoft 365
9 24 (1.92%) Amazon S3
9 24 (1.92%) AWS Lambda
10 18 (1.44%) Amazon EC2
11 14 (1.12%) Google Analytics
12 10 (0.80%) AWS Direct Connect
13 8 (0.64%) Adobe Analytics
13 8 (0.64%) SaaS
13 8 (0.64%) Trello
14 7 (0.56%) PaaS
15 6 (0.48%) Power Platform
16 5 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
16 5 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 174 (13.94%) TCP/IP
2 114 (9.13%) Wi-Fi
3 112 (8.97%) Ethernet
4 104 (8.33%) Wireless
5 93 (7.45%) HTTP
6 84 (6.73%) 5G
6 84 (6.73%) Bluetooth
7 75 (6.01%) MQTT
8 66 (5.29%) Internet
9 65 (5.21%) MPLS
10 64 (5.13%) BGP
11 62 (4.97%) Firewall
12 58 (4.65%) OSPF
13 54 (4.33%) VPN
14 42 (3.37%) IPv6
15 41 (3.29%) DVB
16 35 (2.80%) DNS
16 35 (2.80%) HTTPS
17 33 (2.64%) Network Security
18 31 (2.48%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (2.40%) NoSQL
2 24 (1.92%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 22 (1.76%) Big Data
3 22 (1.76%) Metadata
3 22 (1.76%) Tableau
4 15 (1.20%) SQL Server
5 14 (1.12%) Data Mining
5 14 (1.12%) MariaDB
5 14 (1.12%) Relational Database
6 13 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
7 11 (0.88%) BigQuery
8 10 (0.80%) Hadoop
9 9 (0.72%) RDBMS
10 7 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (0.48%) Power BI
12 4 (0.32%) Amazon Athena
12 4 (0.32%) MySQL
12 4 (0.32%) Redis
13 3 (0.24%) Data Lake
13 3 (0.24%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 156 (12.50%) Jenkins
2 81 (6.49%) Git (software)
3 45 (3.61%) JIRA
4 38 (3.04%) GitLab
5 36 (2.88%) GNU Toolchain
6 32 (2.56%) Cucumber
7 28 (2.24%) Subversion
8 26 (2.08%) Xcode
9 21 (1.68%) ESLint
10 14 (1.12%) Cypress.io
10 14 (1.12%) Octopus Deploy
11 13 (1.04%) JUnit
11 13 (1.04%) Selenium
11 13 (1.04%) TestRail
12 11 (0.88%) Mockito
13 10 (0.80%) Postman
14 9 (0.72%) Maven
15 8 (0.64%) TeamCity
16 7 (0.56%) Jasmine
17 5 (0.40%) Gradle
General
1 277 (22.20%) Social Skills
2 172 (13.78%) Games
3 163 (13.06%) Telecoms
4 150 (12.02%) Analytical Skills
5 115 (9.21%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 105 (8.41%) Finance
7 54 (4.33%) Marketing
8 39 (3.13%) Retail
9 27 (2.16%) Organisational Skills
10 25 (2.00%) Advertising
11 24 (1.92%) Military
12 23 (1.84%) Presentation Skills
13 21 (1.68%) Billing
14 20 (1.60%) Influencing Skills
15 16 (1.28%) Publishing
16 10 (0.80%) Brand Awareness
17 9 (0.72%) Electronics
18 7 (0.56%) Legal
19 6 (0.48%) German Language
20 5 (0.40%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 377 (30.21%) Developer
2 176 (14.10%) Senior Developer
3 141 (11.30%) Software Engineer
4 78 (6.25%) Linux Engineer
5 75 (6.01%) Analyst
6 73 (5.85%) C++ Software Engineer
7 70 (5.61%) Architect
7 70 (5.61%) C Software Engineer
7 70 (5.61%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
7 70 (5.61%) C/C++ Software Engineer
7 70 (5.61%) Embedded C Engineer
7 70 (5.61%) Embedded C Software Engineer
7 70 (5.61%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
7 70 (5.61%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
7 70 (5.61%) Embedded C++ Engineer
7 70 (5.61%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
7 70 (5.61%) Embedded Engineer
7 70 (5.61%) Embedded Linux Engineer
7 70 (5.61%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
7 70 (5.61%) Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 176 (14.10%) React
2 158 (12.66%) HTML
3 107 (8.57%) CSS
4 104 (8.33%) Node.js
5 99 (7.93%) REST
6 98 (7.85%) Redux
7 86 (6.89%) JSON
8 60 (4.81%) AngularJS
9 59 (4.73%) HTML5
10 56 (4.49%) GraphQL
11 53 (4.25%) Middleware
12 44 (3.53%) Qt
13 40 (3.21%) RESTful
14 38 (3.04%) React Native
15 37 (2.96%) Web Services
15 37 (2.96%) XML
16 36 (2.88%) WebKit
17 35 (2.80%) .NET
18 28 (2.24%) MobX
19 27 (2.16%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 671 (53.77%) Social Media
2 135 (10.82%) Over-the-Top Content
3 111 (8.89%) User Experience
4 93 (7.45%) STB
5 84 (6.73%) Embedded Systems
6 78 (6.25%) Self-Motivation
7 60 (4.81%) Video\Live Streaming
8 48 (3.85%) Device Driver
9 41 (3.29%) MPEG
10 40 (3.21%) Digital TV
10 40 (3.21%) Video on Demand
11 39 (3.13%) Data Centre
12 26 (2.08%) Driving Licence
13 25 (2.00%) Cyberattack
14 24 (1.92%) iPad
14 24 (1.92%) iPhone
15 21 (1.68%) Cloud Native
15 21 (1.68%) Management Information System
16 18 (1.44%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
17 17 (1.36%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 223 (17.87%) Linux
2 94 (7.53%) Apple iOS
3 93 (7.45%) Android
4 67 (5.37%) Windows
5 23 (1.84%) CentOS
6 22 (1.76%) Embedded Linux
7 20 (1.60%) Unix
8 13 (1.04%) Windows 10
9 7 (0.56%) Ubuntu
10 5 (0.40%) Mac OS
11 4 (0.32%) Tizen
11 4 (0.32%) webOS
11 4 (0.32%) Windows 7
11 4 (0.32%) Windows Server
12 3 (0.24%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.16%) VMS
13 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2019
14 1 (0.080%) Android TV
Processes & Methodologies
1 502 (40.22%) Agile Software Development
2 275 (22.04%) Software Engineering
3 249 (19.95%) TDD
4 200 (16.03%) Continuous Integration
4 200 (16.03%) Scrum
5 189 (15.14%) Analytics
6 170 (13.62%) Problem-Solving
7 159 (12.74%) Artificial Intelligence
8 156 (12.50%) Mentoring
9 142 (11.38%) CRM
10 141 (11.30%) Continuous Improvement
11 139 (11.14%) Test Automation
12 114 (9.13%) IT Strategy
13 111 (8.89%) Unit Testing
14 108 (8.65%) Pair Programming
15 107 (8.57%) Computer Science
16 96 (7.69%) OO
17 88 (7.05%) DevOps
17 88 (7.05%) Migration
18 86 (6.89%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 318 (25.48%) JavaScript
2 291 (23.32%) Python
3 200 (16.03%) C++
4 161 (12.90%) C
5 143 (11.46%) Java
6 112 (8.97%) TypeScript
7 98 (7.85%) SQL
8 67 (5.37%) Bash Shell
9 61 (4.89%) Go
10 46 (3.69%) C#
11 27 (2.16%) Apple Swift
12 25 (2.00%) Kotlin
13 24 (1.92%) Clojure
13 24 (1.92%) Ruby
14 22 (1.76%) Embedded C
14 22 (1.76%) Embedded C++
15 19 (1.52%) Java 8
16 18 (1.44%) Scala
17 17 (1.36%) ES6
18 15 (1.20%) Elixir
Qualifications
1 129 (10.34%) Degree
2 61 (4.89%) Cisco Certification
3 41 (3.29%) CCNP
4 38 (3.04%) CCIE
5 25 (2.00%) AWS Certification
6 16 (1.28%) CCNA
7 13 (1.04%) CCDP
7 13 (1.04%) CCIE Service Provider
8 9 (0.72%) Security Cleared
9 8 (0.64%) SC Cleared
10 7 (0.56%) CISSP
11 6 (0.48%) JNCIA
11 6 (0.48%) Six Sigma Black Belt
12 4 (0.32%) CompTIA Security+
12 4 (0.32%) DBS Check
13 3 (0.24%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 3 (0.24%) GCIH
13 3 (0.24%) GSEC
13 3 (0.24%) PMI Certification
13 3 (0.24%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (5.85%) QA
2 41 (3.29%) GDPR
3 23 (1.84%) SLA
3 23 (1.84%) WCAG
4 16 (1.28%) Accessibility
5 13 (1.04%) Data Quality
6 10 (0.80%) NIST
7 8 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 5 (0.40%) NCSC
8 5 (0.40%) PMO
9 2 (0.16%) GRC
9 2 (0.16%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.080%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 70 (5.61%) Firmware
2 61 (4.89%) Docker
3 32 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (1.60%) Active Directory
5 13 (1.04%) iptables
6 4 (0.32%) vCloud
6 4 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.16%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.16%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.080%) NFS
8 1 (0.080%) vSphere
8 1 (0.080%) Xen
Systems Management
1 79 (6.33%) Kubernetes
2 50 (4.01%) Ansible
3 41 (3.29%) Kibana
4 40 (3.21%) Nagios
5 33 (2.64%) Terraform
6 28 (2.24%) Puppet
7 27 (2.16%) Grafana
7 27 (2.16%) Graylog
8 25 (2.00%) Prometheus
9 22 (1.76%) Icinga
10 13 (1.04%) Failover Clustering
11 10 (0.80%) ZABBIX
12 5 (0.40%) Salt
13 3 (0.24%) logstash
13 3 (0.24%) Nessus
13 3 (0.24%) Nexpose
13 3 (0.24%) Nmap
13 3 (0.24%) Rancher
13 3 (0.24%) SCCM
14 2 (0.16%) Mesos
Vendors
1 97 (7.77%) Google
2 44 (3.53%) Cisco
3 40 (3.21%) EMC
4 39 (3.13%) YouTube
5 36 (2.88%) Spotify
6 32 (2.56%) SolarWinds
6 32 (2.56%) VMware
7 30 (2.40%) Microsoft
8 28 (2.24%) Adobe
9 26 (2.08%) Nokia
10 24 (1.92%) Apple
11 23 (1.84%) Red Hat
11 23 (1.84%) Splunk
12 22 (1.76%) Juniper
13 19 (1.52%) Openreach
14 15 (1.20%) Oracle
14 15 (1.20%) Palo Alto
15 14 (1.12%) Fortinet
16 10 (0.80%) BT
16 10 (0.80%) StreamSets