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 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Next Generation Network (NGN)
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 880 923 977
Rank change year-on-year +43 +54  
Permanent jobs citing NGN 10 9 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.011% 0.009% 0.005%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.070% 0.054% 0.026%
Number of salaries quoted 7 5 3
Median salary £35,000 £75,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -53.33% +42.85%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £25,000 £31,700
10% offered a salary of more than £67,000 £75,000 £70,500
UK excluding London median salary £32,000 £75,000 £63,750
% change year-on-year -57.33% +17.64%  

NGN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 14375 16711 18941
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 16.12% 16.97% 17.31%
Number of salaries quoted 11703 13908 15439
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing NGN as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for NGN in the UK

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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

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Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing NGN over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Salary histogram for NGN in the UK

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Top 14 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +45 9 £35,435 -52.75% 5
Tyne and Wear - 4 £32,000 -
North East - 4 £32,000 -
Sunderland - 4 £32,000 -
London +38 3 £61,935 -
Leeds - 2 - -
Yorkshire - 2 - -
West Yorkshire - 2 - -
Scotland - 1 £35,000 -
South West - 1 £55,000 - 2
City of London - 1 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £38,870 -
Edinburgh - 1 £35,000 -
Bristol - 1 £55,000 - 2

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 8 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (35.00%) Degree
3 5 (25.00%) Network Security
3 5 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 5 (25.00%) Linux
3 5 (25.00%) Python
4 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (20.00%) Java
4 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (20.00%) Cisco
4 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (20.00%) CCNP
4 4 (20.00%) Citrix
4 4 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (20.00%) Juniper
4 4 (20.00%) McAfee
4 4 (20.00%) Finance
4 4 (20.00%) Validation
4 4 (20.00%) Network Planning
4 4 (20.00%) Mathematics
4 4 (20.00%) Banking
4 4 (20.00%) Infoblox
4 4 (20.00%) Aruba
4 4 (20.00%) Demand Forecasting
5 3 (15.00%) Network Design
5 3 (15.00%) High Availability
5 3 (15.00%) OpenStack
5 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (15.00%) Firewall
5 3 (15.00%) VMware

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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 3 (15.00%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (5.00%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (25.00%) Network Security
2 3 (15.00%) DHCP
2 3 (15.00%) DNS
2 3 (15.00%) Firewall
2 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (10.00%) LAN
3 2 (10.00%) OSPF
3 2 (10.00%) PSTN
3 2 (10.00%) Software-Defined Networking
4 1 (5.00%) 4G
4 1 (5.00%) DKIM
4 1 (5.00%) DMARC
4 1 (5.00%) IMAP
4 1 (5.00%) IP Telephony
4 1 (5.00%) LTE
4 1 (5.00%) Unified Communications
4 1 (5.00%) Value-Added Service
4 1 (5.00%) VoIP
4 1 (5.00%) VoLTE
4 1 (5.00%) WLAN
General
1 5 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (20.00%) Banking
2 4 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (5.00%) Advertising
3 1 (5.00%) Marketing
3 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Analyst
2 6 (30.00%) Network Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) Support Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Developer
4 3 (15.00%) Java Developer
4 3 (15.00%) Security Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) C++ Developer
5 2 (10.00%) C++ Software Developer
5 2 (10.00%) C++/Java Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Java Software Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Network Security Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Software Developer
6 1 (5.00%) C Software Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Head of Infrastructure
6 1 (5.00%) IT Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) IT Security Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Linux Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Network Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Technical Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) OpenDaylight
1 1 (5.00%) RESTful
1 1 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (10.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.00%) IPTV
3 1 (5.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) Linux
2 2 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) Demand Forecasting
1 4 (20.00%) Mathematics
1 4 (20.00%) Network Planning
1 4 (20.00%) Validation
2 3 (15.00%) High Availability
2 3 (15.00%) Network Design
3 2 (10.00%) Open Source
4 1 (5.00%) API Design
4 1 (5.00%) Competitor Analysis
4 1 (5.00%) Customer Engagement
4 1 (5.00%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (5.00%) Data Protection
4 1 (5.00%) Fault Management
4 1 (5.00%) Issue Tracking
4 1 (5.00%) Microservices
4 1 (5.00%) Network Architecture
4 1 (5.00%) Network Management
4 1 (5.00%) People Management
4 1 (5.00%) Product Management
4 1 (5.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) Python
2 4 (20.00%) Java
3 2 (10.00%) C++
3 2 (10.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (5.00%) C
4 1 (5.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (35.00%) Degree
2 4 (20.00%) CCNP
2 4 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (10.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (5.00%) CCIE
4 1 (5.00%) CCNA
4 1 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (5.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (10.00%) KVM
2 2 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) Aruba
1 4 (20.00%) Cisco
1 4 (20.00%) Citrix
1 4 (20.00%) Infoblox
1 4 (20.00%) Juniper
1 4 (20.00%) McAfee
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.00%) VMware
3 2 (10.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (10.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (5.00%) BT
4 1 (5.00%) HP
4 1 (5.00%) Openreach
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