Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Telecommunications
UK
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 102 63 56
Rank change year-on-year -39 -7 -3
Permanent jobs citing Telecoms 5,215 8,018 9,960
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.00% 4.52% 4.80%
As % of the General category 7.01% 10.68% 10.75%
Number of salaries quoted 4,100 6,342 8,158
UK median annual salary £47,500 £48,000 £49,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.04% -3.03% -1.00%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £83,750 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.65% -4.44% -

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 74,410 75,046 92,663
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.78% 42.32% 44.70%
Number of salaries quoted 56,250 60,694 74,747
UK median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.00% - -
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £44,500 £43,164
% change year-on-year +1.12% +3.10% +1.56%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 -38 5,046 £47,500 -5.00% 1,254
UK excluding London -39 3,232 £45,000 +4.65% 694
London -53 1,904 £57,500 +4.55% 592
South East -34 1,338 £45,000 -5.26% 209
North of England -24 600 £42,500 +18.30% 121
South West -34 484 £50,000 +11.11% 148
East of England -23 388 £40,000 - 106
North West -19 378 £43,000 +7.50% 80
Midlands -50 327 £40,000 -13.04% 75
West Midlands +3 244 £39,000 -7.37% 34
Yorkshire -41 169 £40,000 +17.65% 32
East Midlands -89 77 £42,500 -19.05% 41
Scotland -90 63 £40,000 -11.11% 24
North East +8 54 £50,000 +49.25% 9
Wales -76 26 £40,000 - 8
Northern Ireland -26 16 £35,000 -22.22% 2
Isle of Man -6 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, IT jobs citing Telecoms 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 Telecoms.

1 1,715 (32.89%) Finance
2 1,197 (22.95%) Agile Software Development
3 1,142 (21.90%) Marketing
4 982 (18.83%) Electronics
5 964 (18.49%) Programme Management
6 952 (18.26%) Business Intelligence
7 932 (17.87%) Manufacturing
8 876 (16.80%) SAP
9 872 (16.72%) Degree
10 864 (16.57%) Digital Marketing
11 811 (15.55%) Linux
12 695 (13.33%) Windows
13 688 (13.19%) SQL
14 635 (12.18%) Java
15 627 (12.02%) Cisco
16 622 (11.93%) Microsoft
17 571 (10.95%) JavaScript
18 547 (10.49%) Python
19 519 (9.95%) .NET
20 516 (9.89%) C#
21 513 (9.84%) Software Engineering
22 464 (8.90%) SQL Server
23 461 (8.84%) Project Management
24 451 (8.65%) C++
25 450 (8.63%) Retail
26 440 (8.44%) Computer Science
27 437 (8.38%) Scrum
28 430 (8.25%) Banking
29 427 (8.19%) VoIP
30 422 (8.09%) TDD

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
1 139 (2.67%) MS Exchange
2 137 (2.63%) Apache Spark
3 79 (1.51%) Tomcat
4 75 (1.44%) Skype for Business
5 71 (1.36%) Apache
6 68 (1.30%) JBoss
7 61 (1.17%) IIS
8 59 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2010
9 55 (1.05%) Mule
10 52 (1.00%) CMS
11 51 (0.98%) SharePoint
12 49 (0.94%) Confluence
13 46 (0.88%) Mule ESB
14 41 (0.79%) SAS
15 36 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
16 34 (0.65%) WebSphere
17 26 (0.50%) nginx
18 21 (0.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 21 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
19 20 (0.38%) OpenStack
Applications
1 245 (4.70%) Microsoft Office
2 208 (3.99%) Microsoft Excel
3 94 (1.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 75 (1.44%) Microsoft Project
5 68 (1.30%) MS Visio
6 36 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
7 19 (0.36%) Photoshop
8 16 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
9 13 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 12 (0.23%) Zemax
11 11 (0.21%) Chatbot
12 5 (0.096%) FileZilla
13 4 (0.077%) GIMP
14 3 (0.058%) Adobe After Effects
14 3 (0.058%) Adobe Premiere
14 3 (0.058%) Final Cut Pro
14 3 (0.058%) InVision
14 3 (0.058%) SPSS
15 2 (0.038%) Camtasia
15 2 (0.038%) Maya
Business Applications
1 45 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 38 (0.73%) Magento
3 29 (0.56%) Distributed Ledger
4 22 (0.42%) Payment Gateway
5 13 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
6 12 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
7 9 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
8 8 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 6 (0.12%) BusinessWorks
9 6 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
9 6 (0.12%) Primavera
9 6 (0.12%) TIBCO iProcess
9 6 (0.12%) Unica
10 5 (0.096%) CSG Singleview
10 5 (0.096%) Oracle Applications
10 5 (0.096%) Oracle Financials
10 5 (0.096%) Shopify
11 4 (0.077%) LabWindows
12 3 (0.058%) Adobe Campaign
12 3 (0.058%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 382 (7.33%) Amazon AWS
2 227 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 212 (4.07%) Office 365
4 157 (3.01%) SaaS
5 114 (2.19%) Cloud Computing
6 93 (1.78%) Amazon EC2
7 82 (1.57%) GitHub
8 58 (1.11%) IaaS
9 56 (1.07%) Google Cloud Platform
10 45 (0.86%) Amazon S3
11 34 (0.65%) PaaS
12 32 (0.61%) npm
13 21 (0.40%) Serverless
14 17 (0.33%) Amazon SQS
14 17 (0.33%) Slack
15 16 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 13 (0.25%) Amazon ELB
16 13 (0.25%) Google Analytics
17 10 (0.19%) G Suite
17 10 (0.19%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 427 (8.19%) VoIP
2 360 (6.90%) WAN
3 358 (6.86%) Firewall
4 295 (5.66%) LAN
5 293 (5.62%) Broadband
6 261 (5.00%) TCP/IP
7 252 (4.83%) Wireless
8 232 (4.45%) Internet
9 228 (4.37%) VPN
10 227 (4.35%) MPLS
11 198 (3.80%) BGP
12 197 (3.78%) DNS
13 183 (3.51%) Ethernet
14 165 (3.16%) OSPF
15 151 (2.90%) Unified Communications
16 118 (2.26%) VLAN
17 116 (2.22%) Wi-Fi
18 109 (2.09%) PBX
19 104 (1.99%) LTE
20 96 (1.84%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 464 (8.90%) SQL Server
2 271 (5.20%) MySQL
3 247 (4.74%) Big Data
4 213 (4.08%) NoSQL
5 136 (2.61%) MongoDB
6 134 (2.57%) Hadoop
7 101 (1.94%) Relational Database
8 92 (1.76%) SQL Server 2016
9 90 (1.73%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 84 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
11 62 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
12 59 (1.13%) SQL Server 2008
13 57 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 55 (1.05%) Oracle Database
15 45 (0.86%) Apache Cassandra
15 45 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 44 (0.84%) SQL Server 2014
17 43 (0.82%) Apache Hive
18 35 (0.67%) Redis
19 32 (0.61%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 326 (6.25%) Git (software)
2 185 (3.55%) Jenkins
3 160 (3.07%) JIRA
4 130 (2.49%) NUnit
5 104 (1.99%) Visual Studio
6 99 (1.90%) Rhino Mocks
7 96 (1.84%) Subversion
8 90 (1.73%) MSTest
9 85 (1.63%) Selenium
10 73 (1.40%) JUnit
11 72 (1.38%) Moq
12 66 (1.27%) Cucumber
13 55 (1.05%) LabVIEW
14 47 (0.90%) GitLab
15 44 (0.84%) Maven
16 43 (0.82%) GCC
16 43 (0.82%) IntelliJ
17 41 (0.79%) GDB
18 40 (0.77%) webpack
19 39 (0.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 1,715 (32.89%) Finance
2 1,142 (21.90%) Marketing
3 982 (18.83%) Electronics
4 932 (17.87%) Manufacturing
5 450 (8.63%) Retail
6 430 (8.25%) Banking
7 122 (2.34%) Legal
8 109 (2.09%) Billing
9 100 (1.92%) Games
10 73 (1.40%) Aerospace
11 69 (1.32%) Law
12 56 (1.07%) Automotive
13 52 (1.00%) Advertising
14 51 (0.98%) Financial Institution
15 37 (0.71%) German Language
16 36 (0.69%) Multimedia
17 34 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
18 28 (0.54%) French Language
19 20 (0.38%) Front Office
19 20 (0.38%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 1,087 (20.84%) Developer
2 434 (8.32%) Analyst
3 281 (5.39%) Consultant
4 269 (5.16%) Architect
5 255 (4.89%) .NET Developer
6 254 (4.87%) Network Engineer
7 241 (4.62%) Support Engineer
8 225 (4.31%) Project Manager
9 213 (4.08%) Software Engineer
10 202 (3.87%) C# Developer
11 195 (3.74%) Senior Developer
12 193 (3.70%) Java Developer
13 157 (3.01%) Software Developer
14 151 (2.90%) Telecoms Engineer
15 147 (2.82%) C# .NET Developer
15 147 (2.82%) Telecoms Developer
16 143 (2.74%) Telecoms Manager
17 117 (2.24%) Systems Engineer
18 115 (2.21%) DevOps Engineer
19 109 (2.09%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 519 (9.95%) .NET
2 404 (7.75%) HTML
3 363 (6.96%) CSS
4 226 (4.33%) AngularJS
5 216 (4.14%) REST
6 214 (4.10%) Web Services
7 203 (3.89%) XML
8 185 (3.55%) Node.js
9 183 (3.51%) HTML5
10 179 (3.43%) ASP.NET
11 172 (3.30%) JSON
12 166 (3.18%) Spring
13 149 (2.86%) jQuery
14 142 (2.72%) WPF
15 135 (2.59%) RESTful
16 116 (2.22%) SOAP
17 113 (2.17%) React
18 112 (2.15%) ASP.NET MVC
19 106 (2.03%) Hibernate
20 99 (1.90%) Castle Windsor
Miscellaneous
1 440 (8.44%) Computer Science
2 359 (6.88%) Analytical Skills
3 234 (4.49%) Data Centre
4 197 (3.78%) Greenfield Project
5 144 (2.76%) User Experience
6 139 (2.67%) Management Information System
7 127 (2.44%) Algorithms
8 111 (2.13%) Client/Server
9 107 (2.05%) Mobile App
10 82 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
11 76 (1.46%) Virtual Team
12 53 (1.02%) Fintech
13 51 (0.98%) Driving Licence
14 50 (0.96%) Social Media
15 43 (0.82%) Video Conferencing
16 41 (0.79%) Public Cloud
17 39 (0.75%) Linux Command Line
18 38 (0.73%) Digital Media
18 38 (0.73%) Hedge funds
19 34 (0.65%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 811 (15.55%) Linux
2 695 (13.33%) Windows
3 231 (4.43%) Windows Server
4 206 (3.95%) Unix
5 128 (2.45%) Android
6 111 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
7 106 (2.03%) Windows Server 2008
8 103 (1.98%) Apple iOS
9 97 (1.86%) Windows 7
10 93 (1.78%) CentOS
11 73 (1.40%) Windows 10
12 61 (1.17%) Windows 8
13 34 (0.65%) Ubuntu
14 30 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 26 (0.50%) Debian
16 22 (0.42%) Solaris
17 19 (0.36%) Mac OS X
18 16 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
19 14 (0.27%) VMS
20 12 (0.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,197 (22.95%) Agile Software Development
2 964 (18.49%) Programme Management
3 952 (18.26%) Business Intelligence
4 864 (16.57%) Digital Marketing
5 513 (9.84%) Software Engineering
6 461 (8.84%) Project Management
7 437 (8.38%) Scrum
8 422 (8.09%) TDD
9 420 (8.05%) ITIL
10 350 (6.71%) E-Commerce
11 308 (5.91%) DevOps
11 308 (5.91%) Test Automation
12 307 (5.89%) Continuous Integration
13 299 (5.73%) Stakeholder Management
14 298 (5.71%) MVC
15 264 (5.06%) OO
16 236 (4.53%) PRINCE2
17 217 (4.16%) CRM
18 212 (4.07%) Analytics
19 208 (3.99%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 688 (13.19%) SQL
2 635 (12.18%) Java
3 571 (10.95%) JavaScript
4 547 (10.49%) Python
5 516 (9.89%) C#
6 451 (8.65%) C++
7 282 (5.41%) C
8 228 (4.37%) PHP
9 223 (4.28%) Bash Shell
10 136 (2.61%) Perl
11 122 (2.34%) Ruby
12 83 (1.59%) VB.NET
13 75 (1.44%) T-SQL
14 70 (1.34%) MATLAB
15 69 (1.32%) Go
16 62 (1.19%) VB
17 55 (1.05%) Shell Script
18 54 (1.04%) Scala
19 52 (1.00%) Embedded C
20 50 (0.96%) ES6
Qualifications
1 872 (16.72%) Degree
2 337 (6.46%) Cisco Certification
3 201 (3.85%) CCNP
4 192 (3.68%) CCNA
5 180 (3.45%) Computer Science Degree
6 130 (2.49%) Security Cleared
7 88 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
8 86 (1.65%) CISSP
9 82 (1.57%) PhD
10 68 (1.30%) SC Cleared
11 60 (1.15%) CCIE
12 59 (1.13%) CISM
13 56 (1.07%) ISTQB
14 54 (1.04%) JNCIP
15 52 (1.00%) PMI Certification
16 47 (0.90%) MCSE
17 45 (0.86%) PMP
18 44 (0.84%) ISEB
19 40 (0.77%) Master's Degree
19 40 (0.77%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 224 (4.30%) SLA
2 219 (4.20%) QA
3 85 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 78 (1.50%) PCI DSS
5 70 (1.34%) PMO
6 60 (1.15%) Data Quality
7 52 (1.00%) GDPR
8 32 (0.61%) ISO 9001
9 15 (0.29%) ECSS
9 15 (0.29%) GCP
10 14 (0.27%) MISRA
11 12 (0.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 10 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 9 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
13 9 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 9 (0.17%) MISRA C
13 9 (0.17%) RMADS
14 8 (0.15%) NEBOSH
15 7 (0.13%) SEPA
15 7 (0.13%) TARGET2
System Software
1 364 (6.98%) Active Directory
2 215 (4.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 183 (3.51%) Docker
4 91 (1.74%) Hyper-V
5 49 (0.94%) Virtual Machines
6 44 (0.84%) Kamailio
7 39 (0.75%) iptables
8 25 (0.48%) vSphere
9 20 (0.38%) Firmware
10 19 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
11 18 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
11 18 (0.35%) VMware Workstation
12 17 (0.33%) XenApp
13 14 (0.27%) Postfix
14 13 (0.25%) KVM
15 10 (0.19%) BIND 9
16 9 (0.17%) Apache Flume
16 9 (0.17%) XenDesktop
16 9 (0.17%) XenServer
17 8 (0.15%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 186 (3.57%) Ansible
2 166 (3.18%) Puppet
3 140 (2.68%) Opscode Chef
4 86 (1.65%) Nagios
5 77 (1.48%) Kubernetes
6 66 (1.27%) SCCM
7 65 (1.25%) Cacti
8 33 (0.63%) Hadoop YARN
8 33 (0.63%) SELinux
9 30 (0.58%) Terraform
10 27 (0.52%) Grafana
11 26 (0.50%) Salt
12 24 (0.46%) Cisco CUCM
13 23 (0.44%) AirWatch
14 22 (0.42%) Icinga
14 22 (0.42%) OpenNMS
15 21 (0.40%) Oozie
16 18 (0.35%) SCOM
17 16 (0.31%) RANCID
18 15 (0.29%) Packer
Vendors
1 876 (16.80%) SAP
2 627 (12.02%) Cisco
3 622 (11.93%) Microsoft
4 314 (6.02%) VMware
5 266 (5.10%) Oracle
6 169 (3.24%) Juniper
7 114 (2.19%) Google
8 98 (1.88%) HP
9 97 (1.86%) Citrix
10 96 (1.84%) Avaya
11 85 (1.63%) Salesforce.com
12 80 (1.53%) Apple
13 74 (1.42%) Red Hat
14 62 (1.19%) Zend
15 57 (1.09%) F5
16 49 (0.94%) EMC
16 49 (0.94%) Mitel
17 43 (0.82%) Dell
17 43 (0.82%) IBM
18 41 (0.79%) TIBCO