Period
to 7 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Tactical Data Link skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Tactical Data Link over the 6 months to 7 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Tactical Data Link
UK
6 months to
7 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 825 1088 1202
Rank change year-on-year +263 +114 -
Permanent jobs citing Tactical Data Link 21 21 4
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.027% 0.014% 0.002%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.18% 0.091% 0.015%
Number of salaries quoted 16 0 3
Median annual salary £38,300 - £44,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,300 - £44,000

Tactical Data Link 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 11,823 23,060 27,033
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.03% 15.69% 15.14%
Number of salaries quoted 9,239 17,452 21,480
Median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £46,196
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% -0.42% +2.66%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

Tactical Data Link
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Tactical Data Link as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Tactical Data Link in the UK

Tactical Data Link
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Tactical Data Link.

Salary trend for Tactical Data Link in the UK

Tactical Data Link
Top 5 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Tactical Data Link within the UK over the 6 months to 7 July 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 +270 21 £38,300 - 2
UK excluding London +228 21 £38,300 - 2
South West +108 19 £38,300 -
South East +139 1 - -
East of England - 1 £42,500 - 2

For the 6 months to 7 July 2020, IT jobs citing Tactical Data Link 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 Tactical Data Link.

1 19 (90.48%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (90.48%) Time Management
1 19 (90.48%) Security Cleared
2 18 (85.71%) Degree
2 18 (85.71%) Aerospace
3 15 (71.43%) C++
4 14 (66.67%) Windows
4 14 (66.67%) Linux
4 14 (66.67%) UML
4 14 (66.67%) OO
4 14 (66.67%) Java
4 14 (66.67%) OOD
4 14 (66.67%) Unit Testing
4 14 (66.67%) Software Engineering
4 14 (66.67%) Rational DOORS
4 14 (66.67%) SDLC
4 14 (66.67%) Management Information System
5 5 (23.81%) Military
5 5 (23.81%) Requirements Engineering
5 5 (23.81%) Configuration Management
5 5 (23.81%) Systems Engineering
6 3 (14.29%) C#
7 2 (9.52%) C
7 2 (9.52%) HTML
7 2 (9.52%) Apache
7 2 (9.52%) Middleware
7 2 (9.52%) CSS
7 2 (9.52%) JSP
8 1 (4.76%) Service Management
8 1 (4.76%) Service Delivery

Tactical Data Link
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 (9.52%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) Link 11
Development Applications
1 14 (66.67%) Rational DOORS
General
1 18 (85.71%) Aerospace
2 5 (23.81%) Military
3 1 (4.76%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (66.67%) Software Engineer
2 11 (52.38%) C++ Software Engineer
3 5 (23.81%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Java Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Java Software Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) C++ Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Product Owner
5 1 (4.76%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) CSS
1 2 (9.52%) HTML
1 2 (9.52%) JSP
1 2 (9.52%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 14 (66.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (66.67%) Linux
1 14 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (90.48%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (90.48%) Time Management
2 14 (66.67%) OO
2 14 (66.67%) OOD
2 14 (66.67%) SDLC
2 14 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 14 (66.67%) UML
2 14 (66.67%) Unit Testing
3 5 (23.81%) Configuration Management
3 5 (23.81%) Requirements Engineering
3 5 (23.81%) Systems Engineering
4 1 (4.76%) Product Roadmap
4 1 (4.76%) Scrum
4 1 (4.76%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.76%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (71.43%) C++
2 14 (66.67%) Java
3 3 (14.29%) C#
4 2 (9.52%) C
Qualifications
1 19 (90.48%) Security Cleared
2 18 (85.71%) Degree
3 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared