Period
to 16 October 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Fibre Optics in permanent job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Fibre Optics over the 6 months to 16 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Fibre Optics
UK
6 months to
16 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 915 1019 1068
Rank change year-on-year +104 +49 +55
Permanent jobs citing Fibre Optics 154 152 131
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.092% 0.075%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.29% 0.23% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 128 158 109
UK median annual salary £36,250 £35,000 £35,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.57% -1.41% +1.43%
10th Percentile £30,800 £8,775 £22,975
90th Percentile £62,500 £54,875 £58,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

Fibre Optics is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 53,372 65,175 70,783
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.85% 39.57% 40.36%
Number of salaries quoted 40,232 49,941 52,600
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
10th Percentile £29,500 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

Fibre Optics
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Fibre Optics in the UK

Fibre Optics
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Fibre Optics in the UK

Fibre Optics
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Fibre Optics over the 6 months to 16 October 2019.

Salary histogram for Fibre Optics in the UK

Fibre Optics
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Fibre Optics within the UK over the 6 months to 16 October 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 +100 144 £35,000 - 33
UK excluding London +37 95 £35,000 - 17
London +116 53 £37,500 +7.14% 19
South East +42 32 £35,000 - 5
Midlands +45 24 £40,000 +246.32%
East of England +41 23 £42,500 +21.43% 1
East Midlands +37 16 £45,000 +289.61%
West Midlands +30 8 £35,000 +203.03%
South West +14 8 £35,000 -36.36% 7
North of England +18 7 £35,000 +203.03% 1
North East +17 5 £35,000 +203.03%
Wales +19 4 £40,000 +39.13% 3
Yorkshire -2 3 £35,000 -21.35% 1
North West +31 2 - -

For the 6 months to 16 October 2019, IT jobs citing Fibre Optics 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 Fibre Optics.

1 76 (49.35%) Telecoms
2 66 (42.86%) Microsoft Excel
3 54 (35.06%) Microsoft
4 42 (27.27%) Project Delivery
5 40 (25.97%) Microsoft Office
6 38 (24.68%) Broadband
7 36 (23.38%) Project Management
8 35 (22.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 34 (22.08%) GIS
10 31 (20.13%) Finance
11 28 (18.18%) Ethernet
11 28 (18.18%) Openreach
11 28 (18.18%) Virgin Media
12 26 (16.88%) Degree
13 24 (15.58%) Network Design
14 23 (14.94%) Driving Licence
15 21 (13.64%) GPON
15 21 (13.64%) BT
16 19 (12.34%) Network Planning
16 19 (12.34%) Commercial Awareness
17 18 (11.69%) Wi-Fi
17 18 (11.69%) CAD
18 17 (11.04%) Wireless
18 17 (11.04%) Smallworld
18 17 (11.04%) PRINCE2
18 17 (11.04%) Windows
18 17 (11.04%) Matrix Management
19 16 (10.39%) Quality Management
19 16 (10.39%) AutoCAD
20 15 (9.74%) WAN

Fibre Optics
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 17 (11.04%) Smallworld
2 1 (0.65%) SharePoint
Applications
1 66 (42.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 40 (25.97%) Microsoft Office
3 35 (22.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (10.39%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.65%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.30%) Office 365
2 1 (0.65%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 38 (24.68%) Broadband
2 28 (18.18%) Ethernet
3 21 (13.64%) GPON
4 18 (11.69%) Wi-Fi
5 17 (11.04%) Wireless
6 15 (9.74%) LAN
6 15 (9.74%) WAN
7 13 (8.44%) Firewall
8 11 (7.14%) MPLS
9 9 (5.84%) VLAN
10 8 (5.19%) BGP
10 8 (5.19%) DHCP
10 8 (5.19%) DNS
10 8 (5.19%) OSPF
11 7 (4.55%) RSVP
12 6 (3.90%) HTTP
12 6 (3.90%) SAN
12 6 (3.90%) SDH
12 6 (3.90%) TCP/IP
12 6 (3.90%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (22.08%) GIS
2 7 (4.55%) MySQL
3 1 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (2.60%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.30%) Mercurial
3 1 (0.65%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.65%) Redmine
General
1 76 (49.35%) Telecoms
2 31 (20.13%) Finance
3 11 (7.14%) Electronics
4 10 (6.49%) Local Government
5 7 (4.55%) Manufacturing
6 6 (3.90%) Aerospace
7 5 (3.25%) Legal
8 4 (2.60%) Environmental Health
9 2 (1.30%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.65%) Digital Economy
10 1 (0.65%) Police
10 1 (0.65%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (11.69%) Delivery Manager
1 18 (11.69%) Network Engineer
2 14 (9.09%) Project Manager
3 10 (6.49%) Fibre Engineer
4 7 (4.55%) Fibre Planner
4 7 (4.55%) Project Engineer
5 6 (3.90%) GIS Technician
5 6 (3.90%) Network Planner
5 6 (3.90%) Team Leader
6 5 (3.25%) Broadband Technician
6 5 (3.25%) Data Centre Engineer
6 5 (3.25%) Design Engineer
6 5 (3.25%) Fibre Technician
6 5 (3.25%) Field Engineer
6 5 (3.25%) GIS Manager
6 5 (3.25%) Infrastructure Manager
6 5 (3.25%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 5 (3.25%) Principal Engineer
6 5 (3.25%) Principal Network Engineer
7 4 (2.60%) Network Field Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.14%) KML
2 2 (1.30%) XML
3 1 (0.65%) .NET
3 1 (0.65%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.65%) CSS
3 1 (0.65%) CSS3
3 1 (0.65%) HTML
3 1 (0.65%) HTML5
3 1 (0.65%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 23 (14.94%) Driving Licence
2 10 (6.49%) Acoustics
2 10 (6.49%) Data Centre
3 7 (4.55%) User Experience
4 6 (3.90%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.90%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (2.60%) CCTV
6 3 (1.95%) Algorithms
6 3 (1.95%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.95%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.30%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.65%) CUDA
8 1 (0.65%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.65%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 17 (11.04%) Windows
2 13 (8.44%) Linux
3 9 (5.84%) Windows Server
4 5 (3.25%) SUSE
4 5 (3.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (3.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (2.60%) Unix
6 2 (1.30%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (27.27%) Project Delivery
2 36 (23.38%) Project Management
3 24 (15.58%) Network Design
4 19 (12.34%) Commercial Awareness
4 19 (12.34%) Network Planning
5 18 (11.69%) CAD
6 17 (11.04%) Matrix Management
6 17 (11.04%) PRINCE2
7 16 (10.39%) Quality Management
8 15 (9.74%) Problem-Solving
9 11 (7.14%) Validation
10 10 (6.49%) Continuous Improvement
10 10 (6.49%) DNA
11 9 (5.84%) CRM
12 8 (5.19%) Network Management
12 8 (5.19%) Network Monitoring
13 7 (4.55%) Network Architecture
13 7 (4.55%) Open Source
13 7 (4.55%) Software Delivery
14 5 (3.25%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (7.79%) C
2 10 (6.49%) C++
3 8 (5.19%) C#
4 6 (3.90%) Java
4 6 (3.90%) Python
5 2 (1.30%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.30%) MATLAB
6 1 (0.65%) Embedded C
6 1 (0.65%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.65%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 26 (16.88%) Degree
2 14 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 13 (8.44%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (6.49%) Security Cleared
5 8 (5.19%) CCNA
5 8 (5.19%) CCNP
5 8 (5.19%) SC Cleared
6 7 (4.55%) JNCIP
6 7 (4.55%) JNCIS
7 5 (3.25%) CCDA
7 5 (3.25%) JNCIA
8 4 (2.60%) HND
8 4 (2.60%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (1.95%) CCDP
9 3 (1.95%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (1.95%) DV Cleared
10 2 (1.30%) A+ Certification
10 2 (1.30%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (1.30%) GNVQ
11 1 (0.65%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.25%) ISO 14001
2 2 (1.30%) SLA
3 1 (0.65%) Data Quality
System Software
1 9 (5.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (3.90%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (1.95%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.95%) Docker
4 2 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.30%) vSphere
5 1 (0.65%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 3 (1.95%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.30%) SCCM
3 1 (0.65%) Ansible
3 1 (0.65%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.65%) Salt
Vendors
1 54 (35.06%) Microsoft
2 28 (18.18%) Openreach
2 28 (18.18%) Virgin Media
3 21 (13.64%) BT
4 11 (7.14%) Google
4 11 (7.14%) Mapinfo
4 11 (7.14%) VMware
5 9 (5.84%) Juniper
5 9 (5.84%) Salesforce.com
6 8 (5.19%) Dell
7 7 (4.55%) Cisco
8 5 (3.25%) Fortinet
8 5 (3.25%) Red Hat
8 5 (3.25%) SolarWinds
9 4 (2.60%) MikroTik
9 4 (2.60%) Ruckus Wireless
9 4 (2.60%) Ubiquiti
10 3 (1.95%) Sun
11 2 (1.30%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 2 (1.30%) HP