Period
to 13 June 2021

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 13 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Fibre Optics
UK
6 months to
13 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 844 753 972
Rank change year-on-year -91 +219 +53
Permanent jobs citing Fibre Optics 80 115 147
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.080% 0.14% 0.10%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.22% 0.40% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 55 107 109
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,450 £26,250
25th Percentile £30,750 £29,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
75th Percentile £43,750 £42,500 £48,750
90th Percentile £51,250 £46,300 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,000 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +16.92% -7.14% -1.41%

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 37,026 29,000 49,738
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 36.96% 34.67% 34.61%
Number of salaries quoted 23,362 22,885 37,915
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £53,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +3.77% +6.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £88,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,750 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.74% +5.56% -

Fibre Optics
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Fibre Optics in the UK

Fibre Optics
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Fibre Optics.

Salary trend for Fibre Optics in the UK

Fibre Optics
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Fibre Optics over the 6 months to 13 June 2021.

Salary histogram for Fibre Optics in the UK

Fibre Optics
Top 13 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 13 June 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 -83 78 £35,000 +6.06% 45
London -31 43 £32,000 -16.88% 9
UK excluding London -78 35 £38,000 +16.92% 39
South East -19 16 £40,250 +23.85% 8
North of England -52 8 £32,667 +8.89% 13
Work from Home -192 8 £75,000 +103.25% 2
North West -16 6 £32,667 -7.98% 10
Midlands -30 6 £42,500 +37.10% 4
West Midlands - 4 £42,500 - 4
East of England -16 3 £24,000 -26.15% 4
East Midlands -35 2 £33,000 +6.45%
Yorkshire -45 2 £32,500 +46.73% 1
South West -58 2 £36,500 +28.07% 7

For the 6 months to 13 June 2021, 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 41 (51.25%) Telecoms
2 27 (33.75%) Data Centre
3 23 (28.75%) Social Skills
4 19 (23.75%) Microsoft
5 16 (20.00%) Firewall
6 15 (18.75%) Asset Management
7 14 (17.50%) Juniper
8 13 (16.25%) Problem-Solving
9 12 (15.00%) Network Management
9 12 (15.00%) Microsoft Office
9 12 (15.00%) Network Design
10 11 (13.75%) Microsoft Excel
10 11 (13.75%) LAN
10 11 (13.75%) Cisco
10 11 (13.75%) WAN
11 10 (12.50%) Ethernet
11 10 (12.50%) User Experience
12 9 (11.25%) Driving Licence
12 9 (11.25%) VPN
12 9 (11.25%) Broadband
12 9 (11.25%) Wi-Fi
13 8 (10.00%) Wireless
13 8 (10.00%) Aerospace
13 8 (10.00%) Artificial Intelligence
13 8 (10.00%) Windows
13 8 (10.00%) JavaScript
13 8 (10.00%) Python
13 8 (10.00%) DHCP
13 8 (10.00%) DWDM
13 8 (10.00%) Algorithms

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 4 (5.00%) Smallworld
2 1 (1.25%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 12 (15.00%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (13.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (7.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (5.00%) AutoCAD
5 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.00%) AWS
1 4 (5.00%) Azure
1 4 (5.00%) Google Workspace
2 1 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 16 (20.00%) Firewall
2 11 (13.75%) LAN
2 11 (13.75%) WAN
3 10 (12.50%) Ethernet
4 9 (11.25%) Broadband
4 9 (11.25%) VPN
4 9 (11.25%) Wi-Fi
5 8 (10.00%) DHCP
5 8 (10.00%) DWDM
5 8 (10.00%) Wireless
6 7 (8.75%) TCP/IP
7 6 (7.50%) BGP
7 6 (7.50%) DNS
7 6 (7.50%) HTTP
7 6 (7.50%) Network Security
7 6 (7.50%) OSPF
8 5 (6.25%) Structured Cabling
9 4 (5.00%) GPON
9 4 (5.00%) RS-232
9 4 (5.00%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.50%) GIS
General
1 41 (51.25%) Telecoms
2 23 (28.75%) Social Skills
3 8 (10.00%) Aerospace
4 6 (7.50%) Local Government
5 4 (5.00%) Finance
6 2 (2.50%) Presentation Skills
7 1 (1.25%) Legal
7 1 (1.25%) Military
7 1 (1.25%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 17 (21.25%) Network Engineer
2 6 (7.50%) Fibre Planner
2 6 (7.50%) Network Planner
2 6 (7.50%) Principal Engineer
2 6 (7.50%) Principal Network Engineer
3 5 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
4 4 (5.00%) Designer
4 4 (5.00%) Developer
4 4 (5.00%) Embedded Engineer
4 4 (5.00%) Fibre Designer
4 4 (5.00%) Fibre Engineer
4 4 (5.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 4 (5.00%) Network Designer
4 4 (5.00%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 3 (3.75%) Build Manager
5 3 (3.75%) Cabling Engineer
5 3 (3.75%) Data Centre Engineer
5 3 (3.75%) Network Manager
5 3 (3.75%) Senior Technician
5 3 (3.75%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.00%) React
2 4 (5.00%) AngularJS
2 4 (5.00%) Backbone.js
2 4 (5.00%) Redux
2 4 (5.00%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 27 (33.75%) Data Centre
2 10 (12.50%) User Experience
3 9 (11.25%) Driving Licence
4 8 (10.00%) Acoustics
4 8 (10.00%) Algorithms
5 7 (8.75%) Management Information System
6 4 (5.00%) Data Structures
6 4 (5.00%) Embedded Systems
6 4 (5.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 4 (5.00%) Verilog
6 4 (5.00%) VHDL
7 2 (2.50%) iSeries
7 2 (2.50%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (1.25%) CCTV
8 1 (1.25%) Cyber Warfare
8 1 (1.25%) Cybercrime
8 1 (1.25%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.00%) Windows
2 1 (1.25%) Linux
2 1 (1.25%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (18.75%) Asset Management
2 13 (16.25%) Problem-Solving
3 12 (15.00%) Network Design
3 12 (15.00%) Network Management
4 8 (10.00%) Analytics
4 8 (10.00%) Artificial Intelligence
4 8 (10.00%) Data Science
4 8 (10.00%) Network Architecture
5 7 (8.75%) Preventative Maintenance
6 6 (7.50%) Decision-Making
6 6 (7.50%) Project Management
7 5 (6.25%) CAD
7 5 (6.25%) Network Planning
8 4 (5.00%) OO
8 4 (5.00%) OOP
8 4 (5.00%) QMS
8 4 (5.00%) Quality Management
8 4 (5.00%) Service Delivery
8 4 (5.00%) Software Engineering
8 4 (5.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.00%) JavaScript
1 8 (10.00%) Python
2 4 (5.00%) TypeScript
3 1 (1.25%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (7.50%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (7.50%) JNCIA
1 6 (7.50%) JNCIP
1 6 (7.50%) JNCIS
1 6 (7.50%) NVQ Level 3
2 5 (6.25%) CCNA
2 5 (6.25%) Security Cleared
3 4 (5.00%) DV Cleared
3 4 (5.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.50%) Chartered Engineer
4 2 (2.50%) Degree
4 2 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.25%) CCDP
5 1 (1.25%) CCIE
5 1 (1.25%) CCNP
5 1 (1.25%) CISM
5 1 (1.25%) CISSP
5 1 (1.25%) CITP
5 1 (1.25%) MCITP
5 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.25%) SLA
2 1 (1.25%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (5.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (5.00%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 1 (1.25%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 19 (23.75%) Microsoft
2 14 (17.50%) Juniper
3 11 (13.75%) Cisco
4 8 (10.00%) Openreach
5 7 (8.75%) Dell
5 7 (8.75%) SolarWinds
6 6 (7.50%) BT
7 4 (5.00%) F5
7 4 (5.00%) Fortinet
7 4 (5.00%) Mapinfo
7 4 (5.00%) Virgin Media
7 4 (5.00%) VMware
8 3 (3.75%) Huawei
8 3 (3.75%) Nokia
9 1 (1.25%) Arista
9 1 (1.25%) ESRI
9 1 (1.25%) HP
9 1 (1.25%) IBM
9 1 (1.25%) Oracle
9 1 (1.25%) Sun