Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for NGN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited NGN over the 6 months to 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Next Generation Network (NGN)
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1184 1193 1253
Rank change year-on-year +9 +60 -8
Permanent jobs citing NGN 19 31 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.011% 0.016% 0.018%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.067% 0.096% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 17 28 23
UK median annual salary £34,712 £87,500 £33,649
Median salary % change year-on-year -60.33% +160.04% -41.48%
10th Percentile £32,710 £24,700 £30,000
90th Percentile £47,000 £132,500 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £34,712 £102,500 £48,750
% change year-on-year -66.13% +110.26% +8.33%

NGN 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 28278 32297 36572
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.70% 16.98% 16.68%
Number of salaries quoted 22900 26451 30237
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

NGN
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for NGN in the UK

NGN
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for NGN in the UK

NGN
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing NGN over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Salary histogram for NGN in the UK

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Top 10 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing NGN within the UK over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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 +49 19 £34,712 -60.33% 1
UK excluding London +33 17 £34,712 -66.13%
South West - 12 £34,712 -
South East +26 2 £40,000 -63.64%
London +11 2 £85,000 +181.65% 1
North of England - 2 £32,000 -
Midlands +43 1 £29,000 -27.50%
West Midlands +12 1 £29,000 -27.50%
North East - 1 £32,000 -
Yorkshire - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, IT jobs citing NGN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for NGN.

1 13 (68.42%) Linux
2 12 (63.16%) Network Design
2 12 (63.16%) Network Planning
3 11 (57.89%) Mobile Computing
3 11 (57.89%) Unix
3 11 (57.89%) IPv4
3 11 (57.89%) IPv6
4 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (21.05%) Telecoms
5 3 (15.79%) Firewall
5 3 (15.79%) Management Information System
5 3 (15.79%) Information Security
5 3 (15.79%) Java
5 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (10.53%) Test Planning
6 2 (10.53%) Line Management
6 2 (10.53%) Case Management
6 2 (10.53%) Analytical Thinking
6 2 (10.53%) SDLC
6 2 (10.53%) Test Automation
6 2 (10.53%) WebDriver
6 2 (10.53%) QA
6 2 (10.53%) Selenium
6 2 (10.53%) Test Scripting
6 2 (10.53%) ISMS
6 2 (10.53%) TestComplete
6 2 (10.53%) Billing
6 2 (10.53%) ISTQB
6 2 (10.53%) Degree
6 2 (10.53%) JIRA

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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 2 (10.53%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (57.89%) IPv4
1 11 (57.89%) IPv6
2 3 (15.79%) Firewall
3 2 (10.53%) DSL
4 1 (5.26%) ATM
4 1 (5.26%) BGP
4 1 (5.26%) Ethernet
4 1 (5.26%) IPsec
4 1 (5.26%) ISDN
4 1 (5.26%) MPLS
4 1 (5.26%) Network Security
4 1 (5.26%) OSPF
4 1 (5.26%) PPP
4 1 (5.26%) PSTN
4 1 (5.26%) Software-Defined Networking
4 1 (5.26%) Value-Added Service
4 1 (5.26%) VoLTE
4 1 (5.26%) VPN
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) HP UFT
1 2 (10.53%) JIRA
1 2 (10.53%) Selenium
1 2 (10.53%) TestComplete
1 2 (10.53%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (21.05%) Telecoms
2 2 (10.53%) Billing
3 1 (5.26%) Advertising
3 1 (5.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (57.89%) Network Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) Network Support
2 5 (26.32%) Network Support Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) Support Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (15.79%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Administrator
3 3 (15.79%) Network Administrator
3 3 (15.79%) Network Systems Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (15.79%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Automation Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) IT Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) IT Support
4 2 (10.53%) IT Support Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) QA Automation Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) CSS
1 1 (5.26%) OpenDaylight
1 1 (5.26%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 11 (57.89%) Mobile Computing
2 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (15.79%) Management Information System
3 2 (10.53%) Client/Server
4 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
4 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
4 1 (5.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (5.26%) IPTV
4 1 (5.26%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 13 (68.42%) Linux
2 11 (57.89%) Unix
3 2 (10.53%) Windows
4 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (63.16%) Network Design
1 12 (63.16%) Network Planning
2 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (15.79%) Information Security
4 2 (10.53%) Analytical Thinking
4 2 (10.53%) Case Management
4 2 (10.53%) Information Security Management
4 2 (10.53%) ISMS
4 2 (10.53%) Line Management
4 2 (10.53%) Project Management
4 2 (10.53%) Scrum
4 2 (10.53%) SDLC
4 2 (10.53%) Security Management
4 2 (10.53%) Test Automation
4 2 (10.53%) Test Planning
4 2 (10.53%) Test Scripting
5 1 (5.26%) API Design
5 1 (5.26%) Customer Requirements
5 1 (5.26%) Issue Tracking
5 1 (5.26%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) Java
2 2 (10.53%) Python
2 2 (10.53%) SQL
3 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (10.53%) Degree
1 2 (10.53%) ISEB
1 2 (10.53%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.26%) CCNA
2 1 (5.26%) CCNP
2 1 (5.26%) CISA
2 1 (5.26%) CISM
2 1 (5.26%) CISSP
2 1 (5.26%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) QA
2 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (5.26%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Netcool
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) Cisco
2 1 (5.26%) CheckPoint
2 1 (5.26%) Juniper
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) Red Hat
2 1 (5.26%) Varonis
2 1 (5.26%) VMware