Period
to 5 June 2020

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 5 June 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Fibre Optics
UK
6 months to
5 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 751 958 1021
Rank change year-on-year +207 +63 +6
Permanent jobs citing Fibre Optics 116 147 185
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.10% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.34% 0.26% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 115 120 185
Median annual salary £32,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% - -
10th Percentile £26,300 £26,250 £8,775
90th Percentile £44,800 £62,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £31,000 £35,000 £34,500
% change year-on-year -11.43% +1.45% +6.15%

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 33,703 55,913 66,678
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.94% 39.13% 38.83%
Number of salaries quoted 25,946 41,689 51,383
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,250 £28,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 5 June 2020.

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 5 June 2020. 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 +193 112 £32,500 -7.14% 24
UK excluding London +135 57 £31,000 -11.43% 18
London +177 53 £40,000 +14.29% 6
South East +106 24 £31,300 -0.63% 7
East of England +74 17 £31,000 -11.43% 2
South West +87 8 £28,500 -18.57% 6
North of England +117 6 £26,075 -25.50%
Midlands +65 6 £31,000 -11.43% 3
East Midlands +54 6 £31,000 -31.11%
Yorkshire +95 4 £21,075 -39.79%
North West +79 2 £35,500 -
Scotland +64 1 £26,000 -25.71%
Wales +7 1 £39,000 +39.29%
Work from Home - 1 £31,300 -

For the 6 months to 5 June 2020, 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 44 (37.93%) Telecoms
2 43 (37.07%) Broadband
3 32 (27.59%) GIS
4 31 (26.72%) BT
5 30 (25.86%) Structured Cabling
6 29 (25.00%) Network Design
7 25 (21.55%) Network Planning
7 25 (21.55%) CAD
8 24 (20.69%) Openreach
9 22 (18.97%) Microsoft
9 22 (18.97%) Microsoft Office
10 20 (17.24%) Wi-Fi
11 19 (16.38%) Data Centre
12 18 (15.52%) Virgin Media
12 18 (15.52%) GPON
13 17 (14.66%) Validation
14 16 (13.79%) Smallworld
14 16 (13.79%) AutoCAD
15 14 (12.07%) LAN
16 13 (11.21%) Mapinfo
17 12 (10.34%) CCTV
18 11 (9.48%) Open Source
18 11 (9.48%) WAN
18 11 (9.48%) Windows
18 11 (9.48%) Agile Software Development
19 10 (8.62%) Windows Server
19 10 (8.62%) KML
19 10 (8.62%) Google
20 9 (7.76%) QGIS
20 9 (7.76%) VMware

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 16 (13.79%) Smallworld
2 3 (2.59%) ArcGIS
3 1 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 22 (18.97%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (13.79%) AutoCAD
3 7 (6.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (6.03%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.86%) C-CURE
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.31%) Office 365
2 3 (2.59%) G Suite
3 1 (0.86%) AWS
3 1 (0.86%) Azure
3 1 (0.86%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 43 (37.07%) Broadband
2 30 (25.86%) Structured Cabling
3 20 (17.24%) Wi-Fi
4 18 (15.52%) GPON
5 14 (12.07%) LAN
6 11 (9.48%) WAN
7 9 (7.76%) Wireless
8 7 (6.03%) VoIP
9 6 (5.17%) Cisco Nexus
9 6 (5.17%) Ethernet
10 5 (4.31%) Firewall
10 5 (4.31%) Internet
10 5 (4.31%) SAN
10 5 (4.31%) VLAN
11 4 (3.45%) DHCP
11 4 (3.45%) DNS
11 4 (3.45%) VPN
12 3 (2.59%) HTTP
12 3 (2.59%) Multicast
12 3 (2.59%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (27.59%) GIS
2 9 (7.76%) QGIS
3 1 (0.86%) Power BI
3 1 (0.86%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (3.45%) LabVIEW
2 2 (1.72%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 44 (37.93%) Telecoms
2 6 (5.17%) Banking
3 4 (3.45%) Finance
4 3 (2.59%) Retail
5 2 (1.72%) Digital Economy
5 2 (1.72%) Legal
5 2 (1.72%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.86%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.86%) Electronics
6 1 (0.86%) Environmental Health
Job Titles
1 18 (15.52%) Fibre Planner
2 16 (13.79%) Fibre Engineer
3 11 (9.48%) Fibre Splicer
4 10 (8.62%) Cabling Engineer
5 9 (7.76%) Data Engineer
5 9 (7.76%) Network Planner
6 8 (6.90%) Broadband Technician
6 8 (6.90%) Fibre Technician
6 8 (6.90%) GIS Technician
7 7 (6.03%) Developer
7 7 (6.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (6.03%) Network Engineer
8 6 (5.17%) Data Centre Engineer
9 5 (4.31%) Infrastructure Support
9 5 (4.31%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
9 5 (4.31%) Installation Supervisor
9 5 (4.31%) Support Engineer
10 4 (3.45%) Developer/Software Engineer
10 4 (3.45%) Scientific Software Developer
10 4 (3.45%) Scientific Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.62%) KML
2 2 (1.72%) .NET
3 1 (0.86%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 19 (16.38%) Data Centre
2 12 (10.34%) CCTV
3 7 (6.03%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.31%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (3.45%) Acoustics
5 4 (3.45%) Driving Licence
6 3 (2.59%) iPhone
7 2 (1.72%) iSeries
7 2 (1.72%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.86%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (0.86%) SCADA
8 1 (0.86%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 11 (9.48%) Windows
2 10 (8.62%) Windows Server
3 6 (5.17%) Linux
4 3 (2.59%) Android
5 2 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.72%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.72%) Windows Server 2016
5 2 (1.72%) Windows Server 2019
6 1 (0.86%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (25.00%) Network Design
2 25 (21.55%) CAD
2 25 (21.55%) Network Planning
3 17 (14.66%) Validation
4 11 (9.48%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (9.48%) Open Source
5 7 (6.03%) B2B
5 7 (6.03%) Change Control
5 7 (6.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 7 (6.03%) Problem-Solving
5 7 (6.03%) Project Management
6 6 (5.17%) Break/Fix
6 6 (5.17%) Network Monitoring
7 5 (4.31%) Line Management
7 5 (4.31%) Network Management
7 5 (4.31%) Time Management
8 4 (3.45%) Capacity Planning
8 4 (3.45%) Computer Science
8 4 (3.45%) Signal Processing
8 4 (3.45%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 5 (4.31%) C++
2 4 (3.45%) SQL
3 3 (2.59%) PHP
4 2 (1.72%) C
4 2 (1.72%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.72%) Python
5 1 (0.86%) Ada
5 1 (0.86%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.86%) C#
5 1 (0.86%) Go
5 1 (0.86%) Java
5 1 (0.86%) Perl
5 1 (0.86%) Ruby
5 1 (0.86%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (6.03%) Security Cleared
2 6 (5.17%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (5.17%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.31%) CCNA
3 5 (4.31%) Degree
4 4 (3.45%) MCSA
4 4 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (3.45%) PhD
5 3 (2.59%) JNCIA
5 3 (2.59%) JNCIP
5 3 (2.59%) JNCIS
6 2 (1.72%) CCNP
7 1 (0.86%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.45%) SLA
2 3 (2.59%) QA
3 2 (1.72%) GDPR
3 2 (1.72%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.86%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.86%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (4.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (3.45%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.59%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (1.72%) FortiGate
2 1 (0.86%) Grafana
2 1 (0.86%) Nagios
2 1 (0.86%) Puppet
Vendors
1 31 (26.72%) BT
2 24 (20.69%) Openreach
3 22 (18.97%) Microsoft
4 18 (15.52%) Virgin Media
5 13 (11.21%) Mapinfo
6 10 (8.62%) Google
7 9 (7.76%) Cisco
7 9 (7.76%) VMware
8 6 (5.17%) Brocade
9 5 (4.31%) Remedy
10 4 (3.45%) Oracle
11 3 (2.59%) Juniper
11 3 (2.59%) Red Hat
12 2 (1.72%) Dell
12 2 (1.72%) SAP
12 2 (1.72%) SolarWinds
13 1 (0.86%) ESRI
13 1 (0.86%) Fujitsu
13 1 (0.86%) Nokia