Period
to 16 October 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Telecoms in permanent job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Telecoms over the 6 months to 16 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Telecommunications
UK
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 113 81 59
Rank change year-on-year -32 -22 +1
Permanent jobs citing Telecoms 4,722 6,419 8,808
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.87% 3.66% 4.62%
As % of the General category 7.01% 8.32% 10.73%
Number of salaries quoted 3,549 4,966 6,949
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,250 £26,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £76,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year +2.27% +1.15% -3.33%

Telecoms is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 67,388 77,158 82,075
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.92% 44.00% 43.09%
Number of salaries quoted 51,886 56,088 67,054
UK median annual salary £52,500 £51,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.94% +3.00% -
10th Percentile £29,750 £29,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +0.00% 0.00% +5.88%

Telecoms
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Telecoms in the UK

Telecoms
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Telecoms in the UK

Telecoms
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Telecoms over the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Telecoms in the UK

Telecoms
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Telecoms within the UK over the 6 months to 16 October 2018. 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 -30 4,429 £50,000 +5.26% 780
UK excluding London -27 2,950 £45,000 +2.27% 625
London -24 1,628 £55,000 - 194
South East -36 1,031 £55,000 +22.22% 148
South West -18 578 £47,500 - 123
North of England -27 556 £40,000 - 125
North West -12 380 £42,500 +6.25% 65
Midlands +3 333 £35,000 -12.50% 99
East of England -54 289 £38,916 +1.08% 91
West Midlands +34 242 £35,000 -6.67% 49
Yorkshire -15 158 £40,000 - 50
Scotland +2 104 £42,500 -15.00% 20
East Midlands -39 97 £30,000 -29.41% 50
Wales +17 61 £37,500 -25.00% 14
North East -49 18 £11,550 -75.68% 10
Northern Ireland -6 10 £30,500 -46.49% 5
Isle of Man +11 7 £32,500 -

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, IT jobs citing Telecoms 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 Telecoms.

1 1,654 (35.03%) Finance
2 1,041 (22.05%) Marketing
3 961 (20.35%) Agile Software Development
4 828 (17.53%) Degree
5 821 (17.39%) Business Intelligence
6 798 (16.90%) SAP
7 778 (16.48%) Electronics
8 774 (16.39%) Programme Management
9 770 (16.31%) Manufacturing
10 732 (15.50%) Microsoft
11 709 (15.01%) Digital Marketing
12 646 (13.68%) SQL
13 613 (12.98%) Java
14 594 (12.58%) Windows
15 539 (11.41%) Linux
16 531 (11.25%) Cisco
17 507 (10.74%) Retail
18 492 (10.42%) Python
19 490 (10.38%) ITIL
20 464 (9.83%) Banking
21 463 (9.81%) Project Management
22 437 (9.25%) JavaScript
23 427 (9.04%) C#
24 411 (8.70%) Problem-Solving
25 380 (8.05%) Analytical Skills
25 380 (8.05%) Cisco Certification
26 375 (7.94%) VMware
27 371 (7.86%) Active Directory
28 368 (7.79%) Scrum
29 366 (7.75%) Firewall

Telecoms
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
1 129 (2.73%) Apache Spark
2 118 (2.50%) MS Exchange
3 73 (1.55%) SharePoint
4 67 (1.42%) Apache
5 62 (1.31%) Ethereum
6 46 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
7 43 (0.91%) IIS
8 41 (0.87%) Tomcat
9 38 (0.80%) SAS
10 37 (0.78%) Confluence
10 37 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
11 36 (0.76%) OpenStack
12 33 (0.70%) Skype for Business
13 27 (0.57%) JBoss
14 22 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
15 21 (0.44%) Apache Solr
15 21 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 20 (0.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 20 (0.42%) CMS
16 20 (0.42%) WordPress
Applications
1 318 (6.73%) Microsoft Office
2 176 (3.73%) Microsoft Excel
3 129 (2.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 58 (1.23%) MS Visio
5 38 (0.80%) Microsoft Project
6 19 (0.40%) Photoshop
7 12 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
8 11 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
9 9 (0.19%) AutoCAD
9 9 (0.19%) RoboHelp
10 8 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 7 (0.15%) InDesign
12 5 (0.11%) InVision
12 5 (0.11%) SOLIDWORKS
13 4 (0.085%) Simulink
14 3 (0.064%) Camtasia
15 2 (0.042%) Chatbot
16 1 (0.021%) Mozilla Thunderbird
16 1 (0.021%) Siemens NX
16 1 (0.021%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 22 (0.47%) Distributed Ledger
1 22 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.30%) SAP S/4HANA
3 10 (0.21%) SAP Hybris
4 9 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
4 9 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
4 9 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
5 7 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
5 7 (0.15%) SAP ERP
6 6 (0.13%) NetSuite
6 6 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
7 5 (0.11%) SAP MM
8 4 (0.085%) Magento
8 4 (0.085%) PeopleSoft HCM
9 3 (0.064%) Oracle ERP
9 3 (0.064%) SAP SM
10 2 (0.042%) Bankmaster
10 2 (0.042%) CSG Singleview
10 2 (0.042%) Primavera
10 2 (0.042%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 350 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 325 (6.88%) Amazon AWS
3 162 (3.43%) Office 365
4 156 (3.30%) SaaS
5 131 (2.77%) Cloud Computing
6 78 (1.65%) GitHub
7 77 (1.63%) Google Cloud Platform
8 63 (1.33%) Amazon EC2
9 50 (1.06%) Amazon S3
10 32 (0.68%) IaaS
11 30 (0.64%) PaaS
12 20 (0.42%) OpenShift
13 18 (0.38%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
14 14 (0.30%) Salesforce Service Cloud
15 8 (0.17%) Amazon SQS
16 7 (0.15%) Yarn
17 6 (0.13%) Serverless
18 5 (0.11%) AWS Lambda
18 5 (0.11%) Mimecast
18 5 (0.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 366 (7.75%) Firewall
2 364 (7.71%) WAN
3 262 (5.55%) LAN
4 240 (5.08%) VoIP
5 236 (5.00%) TCP/IP
6 221 (4.68%) MPLS
7 210 (4.45%) Internet
8 208 (4.40%) Wireless
9 169 (3.58%) Broadband
10 162 (3.43%) DNS
11 158 (3.35%) Ethernet
12 149 (3.16%) VPN
13 148 (3.13%) BGP
14 140 (2.96%) OSPF
15 130 (2.75%) Network Security
16 120 (2.54%) DHCP
17 106 (2.24%) Unified Communications
18 97 (2.05%) SAN
19 74 (1.57%) Cisco Nexus
19 74 (1.57%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 311 (6.59%) SQL Server
2 190 (4.02%) Big Data
3 163 (3.45%) MySQL
4 154 (3.26%) NoSQL
5 138 (2.92%) PostgreSQL
6 133 (2.82%) Hadoop
7 104 (2.20%) Blockchain
8 78 (1.65%) MongoDB
9 70 (1.48%) Redis
9 70 (1.48%) Relational Database
9 70 (1.48%) SQL Server 2016
10 68 (1.44%) Power BI
11 65 (1.38%) Apache Hive
12 63 (1.33%) Apache Cassandra
13 47 (1.00%) GIS
14 40 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
15 37 (0.78%) Data Mining
16 31 (0.66%) SAP HANA
17 30 (0.64%) Oracle Database
18 26 (0.55%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 167 (3.54%) Git (software)
2 143 (3.03%) JIRA
3 103 (2.18%) Jenkins
4 88 (1.86%) Selenium
5 52 (1.10%) JUnit
6 51 (1.08%) Visual Studio
7 44 (0.93%) Mocha
8 40 (0.85%) LabVIEW
9 37 (0.78%) Cucumber
10 36 (0.76%) Subversion
11 29 (0.61%) SpecFlow
12 28 (0.59%) TeamCity
13 25 (0.53%) Maven
14 24 (0.51%) Eclipse
15 23 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
16 21 (0.44%) TestNG
17 20 (0.42%) GitLab
18 19 (0.40%) JMeter
18 19 (0.40%) Protractor
19 18 (0.38%) Jasmine
General
1 1,654 (35.03%) Finance
2 1,041 (22.05%) Marketing
3 778 (16.48%) Electronics
4 770 (16.31%) Manufacturing
5 507 (10.74%) Retail
6 464 (9.83%) Banking
7 171 (3.62%) Advertising
8 108 (2.29%) Legal
9 107 (2.27%) Billing
10 71 (1.50%) French Language
11 69 (1.46%) German Language
12 59 (1.25%) Italian Language
13 57 (1.21%) Automotive
14 53 (1.12%) Law
15 47 (1.00%) Back Office
16 40 (0.85%) Games
17 38 (0.80%) Retail Banking
18 33 (0.70%) Mandarin Language
19 32 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
20 28 (0.59%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 707 (14.97%) Developer
2 508 (10.76%) Analyst
3 324 (6.86%) Architect
4 223 (4.72%) Consultant
5 210 (4.45%) Support Engineer
6 206 (4.36%) Network Engineer
7 174 (3.68%) .NET Developer
8 173 (3.66%) Software Engineer
9 166 (3.52%) Project Manager
9 166 (3.52%) Software Developer
10 160 (3.39%) IT Manager
11 156 (3.30%) C# Developer
12 152 (3.22%) Java Developer
12 152 (3.22%) Senior Developer
13 146 (3.09%) Solutions Architect
14 136 (2.88%) C# .NET Developer
15 124 (2.63%) Senior Analyst
16 123 (2.60%) Telecoms Manager
17 109 (2.31%) Junior
18 106 (2.24%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 364 (7.71%) .NET
2 336 (7.12%) HTML
3 276 (5.84%) CSS
4 196 (4.15%) AngularJS
5 188 (3.98%) Node.js
6 180 (3.81%) Web Services
7 151 (3.20%) ASP.NET
8 138 (2.92%) React
9 128 (2.71%) Spring
10 126 (2.67%) REST
11 125 (2.65%) jQuery
12 120 (2.54%) SOAP
13 118 (2.50%) XML
14 107 (2.27%) RESTful
15 104 (2.20%) HTML5
16 97 (2.05%) Kafka
17 72 (1.52%) JSON
18 68 (1.44%) J2EE
19 63 (1.33%) Smart Contracts
20 60 (1.27%) web3js
Miscellaneous
1 380 (8.05%) Analytical Skills
2 281 (5.95%) Computer Science
3 255 (5.40%) Data Centre
4 210 (4.45%) Self-Motivation
5 169 (3.58%) Management Information System
6 167 (3.54%) Greenfield Project
7 156 (3.30%) Driving Licence
8 135 (2.86%) Algorithms
9 114 (2.41%) User Experience
10 104 (2.20%) Virtual Team
11 67 (1.42%) Fintech
12 62 (1.31%) Bitcoin
13 61 (1.29%) Mobile App
14 53 (1.12%) Digital Media
15 47 (1.00%) Acoustics
16 42 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
16 42 (0.89%) FMCG
17 41 (0.87%) Video Conferencing
18 39 (0.83%) Embedded Systems
19 36 (0.76%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 594 (12.58%) Windows
2 539 (11.41%) Linux
3 224 (4.74%) Windows Server
4 130 (2.75%) Unix
5 94 (1.99%) Windows 7
5 94 (1.99%) Windows Server 2008
6 93 (1.97%) Windows 10
6 93 (1.97%) Windows Server 2012
7 89 (1.88%) Android
8 69 (1.46%) Apple iOS
9 46 (0.97%) VMS
10 36 (0.76%) Mac OS X
11 33 (0.70%) CentOS
12 25 (0.53%) Mac OS
12 25 (0.53%) Solaris
13 22 (0.47%) Windows 8
14 20 (0.42%) Ubuntu
15 19 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
16 10 (0.21%) Embedded Linux
17 9 (0.19%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 961 (20.35%) Agile Software Development
2 821 (17.39%) Business Intelligence
3 774 (16.39%) Programme Management
4 709 (15.01%) Digital Marketing
5 490 (10.38%) ITIL
6 463 (9.81%) Project Management
7 411 (8.70%) Problem-Solving
8 368 (7.79%) Scrum
9 356 (7.54%) Software Engineering
10 316 (6.69%) Test Automation
11 315 (6.67%) TDD
12 274 (5.80%) Continuous Integration
13 273 (5.78%) Stakeholder Management
14 271 (5.74%) Analytics
15 263 (5.57%) Service Delivery
16 254 (5.38%) CRM
17 238 (5.04%) Presales
18 228 (4.83%) E-Commerce
18 228 (4.83%) Service Management
19 217 (4.60%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 646 (13.68%) SQL
2 613 (12.98%) Java
3 492 (10.42%) Python
4 437 (9.25%) JavaScript
5 427 (9.04%) C#
6 285 (6.04%) C++
7 174 (3.68%) C
8 129 (2.73%) PHP
9 115 (2.44%) Perl
10 99 (2.10%) Bash Shell
11 95 (2.01%) Go
11 95 (2.01%) Ruby
12 90 (1.91%) PowerShell
13 77 (1.63%) PL/SQL
14 65 (1.38%) Solidity
15 63 (1.33%) ES6
16 62 (1.31%) T-SQL
17 56 (1.19%) R
18 46 (0.97%) MATLAB
18 46 (0.97%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 828 (17.53%) Degree
2 380 (8.05%) Cisco Certification
3 247 (5.23%) CCNA
4 203 (4.30%) CCNP
5 165 (3.49%) Computer Science Degree
6 154 (3.26%) Security Cleared
7 103 (2.18%) SC Cleared
8 69 (1.46%) ITIL Certification
8 69 (1.46%) Microsoft Certification
9 68 (1.44%) PhD
10 66 (1.40%) CCIE
11 62 (1.31%) CISSP
12 60 (1.27%) ISEB
13 54 (1.14%) Network+ Certification
14 48 (1.02%) PMI Certification
15 47 (1.00%) MCSE
16 44 (0.93%) DV Cleared
17 40 (0.85%) CISM
17 40 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 30 (0.64%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 230 (4.87%) SLA
2 157 (3.32%) QA
3 103 (2.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 68 (1.44%) GDPR
5 53 (1.12%) PMO
6 47 (1.00%) PCI DSS
7 33 (0.70%) Data Quality
8 23 (0.49%) Cyber Essentials
9 11 (0.23%) FISMA
10 10 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 9 (0.19%) ISO 9001
11 9 (0.19%) NEBOSH
12 8 (0.17%) COBIT
12 8 (0.17%) ISO 22301
13 7 (0.15%) Def Stans
13 7 (0.15%) ISO 31000
13 7 (0.15%) MISRA
13 7 (0.15%) PMBOK
14 5 (0.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 5 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 371 (7.86%) Active Directory
2 258 (5.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 206 (4.36%) Docker
4 95 (2.01%) Hyper-V
5 81 (1.72%) Virtual Machines
6 60 (1.27%) vSphere
7 34 (0.72%) XenApp
8 31 (0.66%) Virtual Servers
9 21 (0.44%) HDFS
10 18 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
11 17 (0.36%) KVM
11 17 (0.36%) VMware Workstation
12 16 (0.34%) Terminal Server
12 16 (0.34%) XenDesktop
13 13 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
14 12 (0.25%) VirtualBox
14 12 (0.25%) VMware NSX
15 11 (0.23%) Firmware
16 10 (0.21%) ProxySG
17 8 (0.17%) Xen
Systems Management
1 132 (2.80%) Kubernetes
2 122 (2.58%) Ansible
3 84 (1.78%) Puppet
4 47 (1.00%) SCCM
5 43 (0.91%) Docker Swarm
6 40 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
7 32 (0.68%) Cacti
8 30 (0.64%) Hadoop YARN
9 23 (0.49%) ZABBIX
10 22 (0.47%) AirWatch
11 21 (0.44%) Nagios
11 21 (0.44%) Terraform
12 19 (0.40%) Oozie
13 18 (0.38%) Munin
14 17 (0.36%) Cisco CUCM
15 16 (0.34%) WSUS
16 14 (0.30%) McAfee ePO
17 13 (0.28%) Grafana
18 11 (0.23%) Salt
19 10 (0.21%) Kibana
Vendors
1 798 (16.90%) SAP
2 732 (15.50%) Microsoft
3 531 (11.25%) Cisco
4 375 (7.94%) VMware
5 270 (5.72%) Oracle
6 173 (3.66%) Salesforce.com
7 131 (2.77%) Citrix
8 120 (2.54%) Juniper
9 104 (2.20%) Google
10 90 (1.91%) Huawei
11 86 (1.82%) Mitel
12 85 (1.80%) BT
13 83 (1.76%) F5
13 83 (1.76%) Tableau
14 77 (1.63%) Avaya
15 73 (1.55%) CheckPoint
15 73 (1.55%) Fortinet
16 57 (1.21%) Dell
17 55 (1.16%) Apple
18 50 (1.06%) HP