Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Telecoms Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Telecommunications Engineer
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1010 1081 1118
Rank change year-on-year +71 +37 -22
Permanent jobs requiring a Telecoms Engineer 172 144 191
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.095% 0.076% 0.089%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.099% 0.078% 0.092%
Number of salaries quoted 132 109 161
UK median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% +15.38% +11.43%
10th Percentile £22,500 £24,600 £25,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £58,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £43,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year +14.94% +33.85% +1.56%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 173015 183533 208123
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 96.49% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138825 153627 172837
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

Telecoms Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Telecoms Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Telecoms Engineer in the UK

Telecoms Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Telecoms Engineer in the UK

Telecoms Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Telecoms Engineer over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Telecoms Engineer in the UK

Telecoms Engineer
Top 13 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Telecoms Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 22 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 +51 169 £52,500 +16.67% 10
UK excluding London +65 124 £50,000 +14.94% 8
South East +72 77 £55,000 +18.92% 6
London +4 48 £55,500 +16.84% 2
Midlands +25 15 £35,500 -18.39%
East of England +12 11 £46,000 +15.00%
West Midlands +1 11 £50,000 +14.94%
North of England +2 10 £20,000 -5.88% 1
North West -10 10 £20,000 - 1
South West +9 8 £23,500 -47.78% 1
East Midlands +36 4 £23,750 -32.14%
Wales +10 2 - -
Scotland -12 1 - -

Telecoms Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, Telecoms Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Telecoms Engineer in the job title.

1 172 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 86 (50.00%) Linux
3 72 (41.86%) Cisco
4 51 (29.65%) LTE
5 46 (26.74%) UMTS
5 46 (26.74%) GSM
6 44 (25.58%) VoIP
7 42 (24.42%) Software Engineering
8 40 (23.26%) Degree
9 36 (20.93%) Wireshark
10 35 (20.35%) VPN
11 34 (19.77%) C++
12 29 (16.86%) Diameter Protocol
12 29 (16.86%) PBX
13 27 (15.70%) Python
13 27 (15.70%) RANAP
13 27 (15.70%) Multithreading
13 27 (15.70%) Subversion
13 27 (15.70%) Boost C++ Libraries
13 27 (15.70%) Asterisk PBX
14 26 (15.12%) Firewall
15 25 (14.53%) Broadband
15 25 (14.53%) Bash Shell
15 25 (14.53%) Computer Science
16 24 (13.95%) Cisco ASA
16 24 (13.95%) Perl
17 23 (13.37%) DNS
17 23 (13.37%) IPsec
18 21 (12.21%) MGW
18 21 (12.21%) GCC

Telecoms Engineer Skill Set
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 5 (2.91%) SAS
Applications
1 10 (5.81%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (3.49%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.74%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.58%) AutoCAD
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.49%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (3.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.33%) Office 365
3 2 (1.16%) IaaS
4 1 (0.58%) GitHub
4 1 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.58%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 51 (29.65%) LTE
2 46 (26.74%) GSM
2 46 (26.74%) UMTS
3 44 (25.58%) VoIP
4 36 (20.93%) Wireshark
5 35 (20.35%) VPN
6 29 (16.86%) Diameter Protocol
6 29 (16.86%) PBX
7 27 (15.70%) Asterisk PBX
7 27 (15.70%) RANAP
8 26 (15.12%) Firewall
9 25 (14.53%) Broadband
10 24 (13.95%) Cisco ASA
11 23 (13.37%) DNS
11 23 (13.37%) IPsec
12 21 (12.21%) Ethernet
12 21 (12.21%) MGW
12 21 (12.21%) RTP
12 21 (12.21%) SGSN
13 20 (11.63%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.65%) MySQL
2 7 (4.07%) InfluxDB
2 7 (4.07%) MongoDB
2 7 (4.07%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (3.49%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 27 (15.70%) Subversion
2 21 (12.21%) GCC
2 21 (12.21%) GDB
2 21 (12.21%) Trac
3 7 (4.07%) Sonatype Nexus
4 5 (2.91%) JIRA
5 1 (0.58%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.58%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.58%) Zephyr
General
1 172 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 13 (7.56%) Electronics
3 6 (3.49%) Banking
3 6 (3.49%) Games
3 6 (3.49%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.33%) Finance
5 2 (1.16%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (15.70%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 21 (12.21%) STL
3 3 (1.74%) REST
4 2 (1.16%) RESTful
4 2 (1.16%) XML
5 1 (0.58%) Google Maps API
5 1 (0.58%) HTML
5 1 (0.58%) JSON
5 1 (0.58%) SOAP
5 1 (0.58%) WAP
5 1 (0.58%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 25 (14.53%) Computer Science
2 11 (6.40%) Driving Licence
3 10 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (4.65%) Handset
5 7 (4.07%) Data Centre
6 6 (3.49%) Blackberry
6 6 (3.49%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (3.49%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 5 (2.91%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (2.91%) User Experience
8 2 (1.16%) CCTV
8 2 (1.16%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.16%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 86 (50.00%) Linux
2 16 (9.30%) Windows
3 13 (7.56%) Unix
4 9 (5.23%) Solaris
5 7 (4.07%) CentOS
6 6 (3.49%) Android
7 5 (2.91%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.16%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (24.42%) Software Engineering
2 27 (15.70%) Multithreading
3 21 (12.21%) Cross-Platform Development
3 21 (12.21%) OO
4 16 (9.30%) Network Design
5 15 (8.72%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (8.14%) Test Automation
7 13 (7.56%) OOP
8 12 (6.98%) CAD
8 12 (6.98%) High Availability
9 11 (6.40%) Kalman Filter
10 10 (5.81%) Physics
11 9 (5.23%) Penetration Testing
12 8 (4.65%) Time Management
13 7 (4.07%) Configuration Management
13 7 (4.07%) CRM
13 7 (4.07%) Mentoring
13 7 (4.07%) Network Virtualisation
13 7 (4.07%) Open Source
13 7 (4.07%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 34 (19.77%) C++
2 27 (15.70%) Python
3 25 (14.53%) Bash Shell
4 24 (13.95%) Perl
5 12 (6.98%) C
6 8 (4.65%) Ruby
7 6 (3.49%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.74%) Java
9 2 (1.16%) PHP
10 1 (0.58%) C#
10 1 (0.58%) SQL
10 1 (0.58%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 40 (23.26%) Degree
2 13 (7.56%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (5.23%) Security Cleared
4 7 (4.07%) CCIE
5 5 (2.91%) CCNP
5 5 (2.91%) DV Cleared
5 5 (2.91%) ISEB
5 5 (2.91%) ISTQB
5 5 (2.91%) JNCIE
6 4 (2.33%) CCSP
6 4 (2.33%) CEH
6 4 (2.33%) CISSP
6 4 (2.33%) GIAC
6 4 (2.33%) SSCP
7 2 (1.16%) Avaya Certification
7 2 (1.16%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (1.16%) NVQ Level 3
7 2 (1.16%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.58%) CCIE Service Provider
8 1 (0.58%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (8.14%) SLA
2 12 (6.98%) QA
3 3 (1.74%) DO-178B
System Software
1 13 (7.56%) iptables
2 4 (2.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.33%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (1.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.58%) Docker
4 1 (0.58%) KVM
Systems Management
1 16 (9.30%) Cacti
2 13 (7.56%) SELinux
3 12 (6.98%) Ansible
3 12 (6.98%) Nagios
4 9 (5.23%) OpenView
4 9 (5.23%) QRadar
4 9 (5.23%) SolarWinds Orion
5 8 (4.65%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (4.65%) Puppet
6 7 (4.07%) Grafana
6 7 (4.07%) Icinga
6 7 (4.07%) Salt
7 4 (2.33%) Cisco Prime
8 2 (1.16%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (1.16%) Cisco UCCX
9 1 (0.58%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.58%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 72 (41.86%) Cisco
2 16 (9.30%) Microsoft
3 13 (7.56%) HP
4 11 (6.40%) Palo Alto
5 9 (5.23%) Avaya
6 7 (4.07%) BroadSoft
6 7 (4.07%) Red Hat
7 6 (3.49%) Atmel
7 6 (3.49%) Cadence
7 6 (3.49%) EMC
7 6 (3.49%) Samsung
8 5 (2.91%) NEC
9 4 (2.33%) AlgoSec
9 4 (2.33%) Citrix
9 4 (2.33%) Mitel
9 4 (2.33%) Panasonic
9 4 (2.33%) SolarWinds
9 4 (2.33%) Splunk
10 3 (1.74%) VMware
11 2 (1.16%) Google