Period
to 15 May 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Structured Cabling skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Structured Cabling over the 6 months to 15 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Structured Cabling
UK
6 months to
15 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 873 812 1031
Rank change year-on-year -61 +219 +87
Permanent jobs citing Structured Cabling 30 116 72
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.033% 0.12% 0.050%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.26% 0.80% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 21 91 63
10th Percentile £32,871 £21,250 £23,000
25th Percentile £35,000 £28,500 £25,625
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £30,000 £35,000
Median % change year-on-year +41.67% -14.29% -6.67%
75th Percentile £57,500 £56,250 £50,000
90th Percentile " £67,500 "
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,750 £30,000 £28,500
% change year-on-year +42.50% +5.26% -10.17%

Structured Cabling 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 11,570 14,448 22,358
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.78% 14.98% 15.46%
Number of salaries quoted 8,658 11,530 17,183
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,863 £26,000
25th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £33,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +4.40%
75th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

Structured Cabling
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Structured Cabling as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Structured Cabling in the UK

Structured Cabling
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Structured Cabling.

Salary trend for Structured Cabling in the UK

Structured Cabling
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Structured Cabling over the 6 months to 15 May 2021.

Salary histogram for Structured Cabling in the UK

Structured Cabling
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Structured Cabling within the UK over the 6 months to 15 May 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 -56 28 £42,750 +42.50% 7
UK excluding London -31 23 £42,750 +42.50% 8
North of England -11 9 £55,000 +136.56% 1
Midlands -12 8 £42,317 +28.23% 2
London +16 6 £55,000 -15.38% 1
West Midlands -11 5 £52,500 +50.00%
North West - 5 £55,000 -
Work from Home -159 4 £35,000 -46.15%
South East +33 3 £42,500 +41.67%
East Midlands +2 3 £41,633 +34.30% 2
Yorkshire -30 2 - - 1
South West -52 2 £36,250 +61.11% 1
North East - 2 - -
Wales - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 15 May 2021, IT jobs citing Structured Cabling 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 Structured Cabling.

1 17 (56.67%) Cisco
2 11 (36.67%) LAN
2 11 (36.67%) Problem-Solving
3 10 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 10 (33.33%) Project Management
3 10 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
4 9 (30.00%) Microsoft Office
4 9 (30.00%) Microsoft
5 8 (26.67%) DNS
5 8 (26.67%) WAN
5 8 (26.67%) Wireless
5 8 (26.67%) Firewall
6 7 (23.33%) Finance
6 7 (23.33%) CheckPoint
6 7 (23.33%) VPN
6 7 (23.33%) Meraki
7 6 (20.00%) PRINCE2
7 6 (20.00%) Fibre Optics
7 6 (20.00%) Public Sector
8 5 (16.67%) Project Delivery
8 5 (16.67%) Organisational Skills
8 5 (16.67%) Social Skills
8 5 (16.67%) Decision-Making
8 5 (16.67%) Driving Licence
8 5 (16.67%) DHCP
8 5 (16.67%) ITIL
8 5 (16.67%) EPoS
8 5 (16.67%) Telecoms
8 5 (16.67%) Network Security
8 5 (16.67%) VLAN

Structured Cabling
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:

Applications
1 9 (30.00%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (10.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.00%) Microsoft 365
2 1 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (36.67%) LAN
2 10 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
3 8 (26.67%) DNS
3 8 (26.67%) Firewall
3 8 (26.67%) WAN
3 8 (26.67%) Wireless
4 7 (23.33%) VPN
5 5 (16.67%) DHCP
5 5 (16.67%) Network Security
5 5 (16.67%) VLAN
6 4 (13.33%) BGP
6 4 (13.33%) Cisco IOS
6 4 (13.33%) TCP/IP
6 4 (13.33%) WLAN
7 3 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (10.00%) DWDM
7 3 (10.00%) Ethernet
7 3 (10.00%) Internet
7 3 (10.00%) Software-Defined Networking
7 3 (10.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (10.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (6.67%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 7 (23.33%) Finance
2 6 (20.00%) Public Sector
3 5 (16.67%) Marketing
3 5 (16.67%) Organisational Skills
3 5 (16.67%) Social Skills
3 5 (16.67%) Telecoms
4 3 (10.00%) Documentation Skills
5 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (6.67%) Games
6 1 (3.33%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 5 (16.67%) Field Engineer
1 5 (16.67%) Field Service Engineer
1 5 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 4 (13.33%) IT Engineer
2 4 (13.33%) Network Engineer
2 4 (13.33%) Senior Manager
2 4 (13.33%) Senior Project Manager
3 3 (10.00%) Cabling Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Designer
3 3 (10.00%) Fibre Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) IT Security Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Network Designer
3 3 (10.00%) Network Security Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Security Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Telecoms Designer
4 2 (6.67%) Data Centre Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Data Centre Architect
5 1 (3.33%) LAN Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) XMPP
2 1 (3.33%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 10 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 6 (20.00%) Fibre Optics
3 5 (16.67%) Driving Licence
3 5 (16.67%) EPoS
4 2 (6.67%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (6.67%) iSeries
5 1 (3.33%) CCTV
5 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.33%) NHS
5 1 (3.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.33%) Windows
2 3 (10.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.33%) Linux
3 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (36.67%) Problem-Solving
2 10 (33.33%) Project Management
3 6 (20.00%) PRINCE2
4 5 (16.67%) Decision-Making
4 5 (16.67%) ITIL
4 5 (16.67%) Project Delivery
5 4 (13.33%) Change Management
5 4 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 4 (13.33%) Project Planning
5 4 (13.33%) Resource Allocation
5 4 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (10.00%) Bill of Materials
6 3 (10.00%) Business Continuity
6 3 (10.00%) CAD
6 3 (10.00%) Configuration Management
6 3 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (10.00%) DNA
6 3 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
6 3 (10.00%) Problem Management
6 3 (10.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.33%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) CCNA
1 4 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (13.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 3 (10.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (10.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.33%) CCIE
3 1 (3.33%) CCNP
3 1 (3.33%) CCSA
3 1 (3.33%) CCSE
3 1 (3.33%) Degree
3 1 (3.33%) MCITP
3 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) SLA
2 1 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 4 (13.33%) vSphere
2 3 (10.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.67%) VMware NSX
4 1 (3.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) Cisco CME
2 2 (6.67%) Ansible
2 2 (6.67%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 17 (56.67%) Cisco
2 9 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (23.33%) CheckPoint
3 7 (23.33%) Meraki
4 4 (13.33%) Palo Alto
4 4 (13.33%) VMware
5 3 (10.00%) Avaya
5 3 (10.00%) Extreme Networks
5 3 (10.00%) F5
5 3 (10.00%) Nortel
6 1 (3.33%) Citrix
6 1 (3.33%) ForeScout
6 1 (3.33%) Infoblox