Period
to 22 September 2020

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 22 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Telecommunications
UK
6 months to
22 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 120 101 116
Rank change year-on-year -19 +15 -38
Permanent jobs citing Telecoms 1,291 4,308 4,636
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.59% 3.10% 2.78%
As % of the General category 6.70% 7.82% 6.45%
Number of salaries quoted 1,082 3,158 3,596
Median annual salary £50,750 £50,000 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.50% +2.04% +3.16%
10th Percentile £29,300 £26,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 19,261 55,114 71,843
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.67% 39.62% 43.14%
Number of salaries quoted 15,069 41,268 54,950
Median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,000 £29,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £92,500 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.53% +3.33% +3.45%

Telecoms
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Telecoms in the UK

Telecoms
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Telecoms.

Salary trend for Telecoms in the UK

Telecoms
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Telecoms over the 6 months to 22 September 2020.

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 22 September 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 -20 1,231 £51,000 +2.00% 296
UK excluding London -33 769 £47,500 +5.56% 265
London -1 473 £60,000 +2.56% 60
South East +13 363 £45,000 -10.00% 89
Work from Home 0 144 £55,000 -8.33% 38
South West -21 130 £45,000 - 39
North of England -74 117 £50,000 +25.00% 55
North West -47 81 £47,500 +11.76% 32
East of England +27 63 £43,750 +2.94% 22
Midlands -74 63 £48,500 +10.23% 30
West Midlands -65 44 £50,000 +17.65% 22
Yorkshire -30 30 £55,000 +37.50% 20
East Midlands -8 16 £40,000 -11.11% 8
Scotland +61 15 £36,000 -28.00% 11
Wales +18 15 £52,500 +23.53% 15
North East +9 6 £44,000 +3.03% 3
Northern Ireland +17 3 £50,000 +104.96% 4

For the 6 months to 22 September 2020, 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.

1 421 (32.61%) Finance
2 295 (22.85%) Marketing
3 276 (21.38%) Business Intelligence
3 276 (21.38%) Public Sector
4 268 (20.76%) Manufacturing
5 261 (20.22%) SAP
6 258 (19.98%) Electronics
7 257 (19.91%) Programme Management
8 246 (19.05%) Microsoft
9 244 (18.90%) Digital Marketing
10 221 (17.12%) Agile Software Development
11 197 (15.26%) Degree
12 168 (13.01%) Azure
12 168 (13.01%) Linux
13 161 (12.47%) Cisco
14 149 (11.54%) Python
15 140 (10.84%) AWS
16 135 (10.46%) JavaScript
17 120 (9.30%) Project Management
18 114 (8.83%) Windows
19 112 (8.68%) ITIL
19 112 (8.68%) Microsoft Office
20 106 (8.21%) Problem-Solving
21 103 (7.98%) DevOps
21 103 (7.98%) Analytical Skills
22 102 (7.90%) Active Directory
23 101 (7.82%) Cisco Certification
23 101 (7.82%) Firewall
24 100 (7.75%) Software Engineering
25 98 (7.59%) VMware

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 32 (2.48%) Skype for Business
2 31 (2.40%) Confluence
3 28 (2.17%) SharePoint
4 17 (1.32%) CMS
5 16 (1.24%) Apache Spark
5 16 (1.24%) MS Exchange
6 13 (1.01%) Apache
7 7 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
8 6 (0.46%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (0.31%) IIS
9 4 (0.31%) Mule
9 4 (0.31%) OpenStack
9 4 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 4 (0.31%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.23%) Tornado
10 3 (0.23%) Umbraco
11 2 (0.15%) Joomla!
11 2 (0.15%) MS Project Server
11 2 (0.15%) WordPress
Applications
1 112 (8.68%) Microsoft Office
2 76 (5.89%) Microsoft Excel
3 27 (2.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 22 (1.70%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.93%) Microsoft Project
6 10 (0.77%) Chatbot
7 7 (0.54%) AutoCAD
8 5 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (0.31%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.15%) Zeplin
11 1 (0.077%) OrCAD
Business Applications
1 10 (0.77%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 8 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
3 7 (0.54%) SAP PSCD
4 4 (0.31%) FastStats
4 4 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.31%) Unica
5 3 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.15%) Oracle BRM
6 2 (0.15%) SAP Hybris
6 2 (0.15%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.077%) HealthRoster
7 1 (0.077%) Magento
7 1 (0.077%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.077%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.077%) Primavera
7 1 (0.077%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.077%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.077%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.077%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 168 (13.01%) Azure
2 140 (10.84%) AWS
3 86 (6.66%) Office 365
4 46 (3.56%) SaaS
5 34 (2.63%) GCP
6 27 (2.09%) Power Platform
7 23 (1.78%) Cloud Computing
8 22 (1.70%) AWS CloudFormation
8 22 (1.70%) IaaS
9 20 (1.55%) Serverless
10 18 (1.39%) AWS Lambda
11 13 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
11 13 (1.01%) Mimecast
12 10 (0.77%) Amazon ECS
13 8 (0.62%) Azure Active Directory
13 8 (0.62%) PaaS
13 8 (0.62%) Trello
14 5 (0.39%) PowerApps
15 4 (0.31%) GitHub
15 4 (0.31%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 101 (7.82%) Firewall
2 93 (7.20%) WAN
3 90 (6.97%) Wireless
4 89 (6.89%) Internet
5 88 (6.82%) LAN
6 86 (6.66%) 5G
7 78 (6.04%) VoIP
8 65 (5.03%) VPN
9 62 (4.80%) MPLS
10 56 (4.34%) Network Security
11 55 (4.26%) Broadband
12 54 (4.18%) BGP
13 52 (4.03%) Unified Communications
13 52 (4.03%) Wi-Fi
14 51 (3.95%) Ethernet
15 49 (3.80%) Skype
16 46 (3.56%) OSPF
17 42 (3.25%) TCP/IP
18 39 (3.02%) 4G
19 35 (2.71%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (3.25%) Big Data
2 40 (3.10%) SQL Server
3 26 (2.01%) PostgreSQL
4 25 (1.94%) MySQL
4 25 (1.94%) Power BI
5 18 (1.39%) MongoDB
6 17 (1.32%) GIS
7 16 (1.24%) NoSQL
7 16 (1.24%) Relational Database
8 14 (1.08%) Hadoop
9 8 (0.62%) BusinessObjects
9 8 (0.62%) Impala
9 8 (0.62%) RDBMS
10 7 (0.54%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
10 7 (0.54%) Qlik Sense
10 7 (0.54%) Redis
11 6 (0.46%) Data Mining
12 5 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (0.39%) OLAP
13 4 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 80 (6.20%) Git (software)
2 61 (4.73%) JIRA
3 27 (2.09%) Jenkins
4 21 (1.63%) Selenium
5 15 (1.16%) Subversion
6 10 (0.77%) NUnit
6 10 (0.77%) SpecFlow
7 8 (0.62%) Appium
7 8 (0.62%) Maven
7 8 (0.62%) Xcode
8 7 (0.54%) Cucumber
8 7 (0.54%) Visual Studio Code
9 6 (0.46%) JUnit
10 5 (0.39%) Fiddler
10 5 (0.39%) Postman
10 5 (0.39%) SoapUI
11 4 (0.31%) git-flow
11 4 (0.31%) Grunt
11 4 (0.31%) PHPUnit
11 4 (0.31%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 421 (32.61%) Finance
2 295 (22.85%) Marketing
3 276 (21.38%) Public Sector
4 268 (20.76%) Manufacturing
5 258 (19.98%) Electronics
6 69 (5.34%) Banking
7 58 (4.49%) Retail
8 35 (2.71%) Legal
9 30 (2.32%) Local Government
10 24 (1.86%) Billing
11 17 (1.32%) Back Office
11 17 (1.32%) Games
12 10 (0.77%) Spanish Language
13 9 (0.70%) German Language
14 8 (0.62%) Italian Language
14 8 (0.62%) Law
15 7 (0.54%) Digital Economy
16 6 (0.46%) Advertising
16 6 (0.46%) French Language
16 6 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 119 (9.22%) Developer
2 100 (7.75%) Architect
3 97 (7.51%) Analyst
4 76 (5.89%) Network Engineer
5 64 (4.96%) Telecoms Manager
6 57 (4.42%) Project Manager
6 57 (4.42%) Software Engineer
7 53 (4.11%) Consultant
8 43 (3.33%) Support Engineer
9 39 (3.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 34 (2.63%) Senior Manager
11 32 (2.48%) Security Engineer
12 30 (2.32%) Design Engineer
12 30 (2.32%) Software Developer
13 28 (2.17%) Network Architect
13 28 (2.17%) Solutions Architect
14 26 (2.01%) Administrator
15 25 (1.94%) Embedded Engineer
15 25 (1.94%) Product Manager
15 25 (1.94%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (5.81%) .NET
1 75 (5.81%) CSS
1 75 (5.81%) HTML
2 40 (3.10%) Node.js
3 35 (2.71%) ASP.NET
3 35 (2.71%) REST
4 31 (2.40%) AngularJS
5 28 (2.17%) React
5 28 (2.17%) RESTful
6 25 (1.94%) Vue.js
7 22 (1.70%) .NET Core
8 21 (1.63%) XML
9 19 (1.47%) Web Services
10 18 (1.39%) WebRTC
11 17 (1.32%) jQuery
12 16 (1.24%) LINQ
12 16 (1.24%) SOAP
13 15 (1.16%) ASP.NET Core
13 15 (1.16%) HTML5
14 14 (1.08%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 103 (7.98%) Analytical Skills
2 83 (6.43%) Data Centre
3 65 (5.03%) Management Information System
4 54 (4.18%) User Experience
5 42 (3.25%) Self-Motivation
6 35 (2.71%) Algorithms
7 27 (2.09%) Mobile App
8 26 (2.01%) Public Cloud
9 24 (1.86%) Blog
10 23 (1.78%) Fibre Optics
11 22 (1.70%) Driving Licence
11 22 (1.70%) Virtual Team
12 20 (1.55%) Internet of Things
13 19 (1.47%) Private Cloud
14 16 (1.24%) Cloud Native
14 16 (1.24%) Video Conferencing
15 15 (1.16%) Client/Server
16 13 (1.01%) Greenfield Project
16 13 (1.01%) NHS
16 13 (1.01%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 168 (13.01%) Linux
2 114 (8.83%) Windows
3 37 (2.87%) Unix
4 35 (2.71%) Windows Server
5 27 (2.09%) Windows 10
6 16 (1.24%) CentOS
7 15 (1.16%) Android
8 14 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (1.01%) Apple iOS
10 10 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (0.46%) Windows 7
12 4 (0.31%) Debian
12 4 (0.31%) SUSE
12 4 (0.31%) Ubuntu
12 4 (0.31%) Windows Server 2016
13 3 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
13 3 (0.23%) Windows Server 2019
13 3 (0.23%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.15%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (0.15%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 276 (21.38%) Business Intelligence
2 257 (19.91%) Programme Management
3 244 (18.90%) Digital Marketing
4 221 (17.12%) Agile Software Development
5 120 (9.30%) Project Management
6 112 (8.68%) ITIL
7 106 (8.21%) Problem-Solving
8 103 (7.98%) DevOps
9 100 (7.75%) Software Engineering
10 90 (6.97%) Stakeholder Management
11 84 (6.51%) Cybersecurity
12 75 (5.81%) Computer Science
13 69 (5.34%) Project Delivery
14 66 (5.11%) Scrum
15 61 (4.73%) Test Automation
16 60 (4.65%) Mentoring
17 58 (4.49%) Continuous Improvement
18 57 (4.42%) Information Security
19 56 (4.34%) Customer Requirements
20 54 (4.18%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 149 (11.54%) Python
2 135 (10.46%) JavaScript
3 94 (7.28%) SQL
4 90 (6.97%) Java
5 75 (5.81%) C
5 75 (5.81%) C++
6 67 (5.19%) C#
7 39 (3.02%) Bash Shell
8 30 (2.32%) PHP
9 17 (1.32%) PowerShell
10 16 (1.24%) Apex Code
10 16 (1.24%) TypeScript
11 13 (1.01%) Scala
11 13 (1.01%) VBA
12 12 (0.93%) Go
13 10 (0.77%) Perl
13 10 (0.77%) T-SQL
14 8 (0.62%) Assembly Language
15 6 (0.46%) MATLAB
15 6 (0.46%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 197 (15.26%) Degree
2 101 (7.82%) Cisco Certification
3 72 (5.58%) CCNP
4 60 (4.65%) Security Cleared
5 57 (4.42%) CCNA
6 39 (3.02%) CCIE
7 32 (2.48%) SC Cleared
8 30 (2.32%) SANS
9 28 (2.17%) CISSP
9 28 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
10 26 (2.01%) CISM
11 24 (1.86%) MCSA
12 17 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
13 16 (1.24%) AWS Certification
13 16 (1.24%) CISA
14 14 (1.08%) Master's Degree
15 13 (1.01%) DV Cleared
16 11 (0.85%) MCSE
17 10 (0.77%) PMI Certification
18 9 (0.70%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (6.58%) SLA
2 63 (4.88%) QA
3 50 (3.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (1.32%) GDPR
5 8 (0.62%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.54%) NIST
7 6 (0.46%) Data Quality
7 6 (0.46%) ISO 9001
7 6 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.39%) COBIT
9 4 (0.31%) PMO
10 3 (0.23%) DO-178B
10 3 (0.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 3 (0.23%) IEC 61508
10 3 (0.23%) ISO 14001
10 3 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 3 (0.23%) NCSC
10 3 (0.23%) SEPA
11 2 (0.15%) ISO 20022
11 2 (0.15%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 102 (7.90%) Active Directory
2 67 (5.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (3.80%) Hyper-V
4 44 (3.41%) Docker
5 27 (2.09%) VMware ESXi
6 24 (1.86%) Virtual Machines
7 12 (0.93%) VMware Workstation
8 11 (0.85%) Firmware
9 6 (0.46%) Kamailio
9 6 (0.46%) KVM
10 5 (0.39%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 5 (0.39%) MetaFrame
11 4 (0.31%) NFS
12 3 (0.23%) VMware NSX
12 3 (0.23%) vSphere
13 2 (0.15%) Samba
13 2 (0.15%) Squid
13 2 (0.15%) VMware Server
14 1 (0.077%) Virtual Servers
14 1 (0.077%) Xen
Systems Management
1 40 (3.10%) Kubernetes
1 40 (3.10%) Terraform
2 29 (2.25%) QRadar
3 24 (1.86%) Ansible
4 20 (1.55%) SCVMM
5 19 (1.47%) Grafana
6 16 (1.24%) SCCM
7 15 (1.16%) Puppet
8 13 (1.01%) Cisco CUCM
9 9 (0.70%) Cisco UCCX
10 7 (0.54%) Single Sign-On
11 6 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
11 6 (0.46%) Nagios
12 5 (0.39%) HP ALM
12 5 (0.39%) Marathon
12 5 (0.39%) Mesos
13 4 (0.31%) Backup Exec
13 4 (0.31%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 3 (0.23%) Microsoft Intune
14 3 (0.23%) Salt
Vendors
1 261 (20.22%) SAP
2 246 (19.05%) Microsoft
3 161 (12.47%) Cisco
4 98 (7.59%) VMware
5 50 (3.87%) Splunk
6 48 (3.72%) Palo Alto
7 42 (3.25%) CheckPoint
8 39 (3.02%) Google
8 39 (3.02%) IBM
9 33 (2.56%) Dell
10 32 (2.48%) Oracle
11 31 (2.40%) CyberArk
12 29 (2.25%) Thycotic
13 26 (2.01%) ArcSight
13 26 (2.01%) BeyondTrust
13 26 (2.01%) Bomgar
13 26 (2.01%) LogRhythm
13 26 (2.01%) NetWitness
13 26 (2.01%) Nokia
13 26 (2.01%) Salesforce.com