Period
to 3 July 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 3 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Telecommunications
UK
6 months to
3 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 139 106 127
Rank change year-on-year -33 +21 -51
Permanent jobs citing Telecoms 1,894 4,469 4,843
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.39% 3.05% 2.73%
As % of the General category 6.02% 7.62% 6.34%
Number of salaries quoted 1,498 3,267 3,709
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £27,250 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £79,250 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -1.10% +7.06% -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 31,448 58,634 76,351
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.72% 40.00% 43.10%
Number of salaries quoted 24,032 44,187 58,916
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £51,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +6.80% +3.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,971 £29,000
90th Percentile £96,250 £90,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,750 £46,192 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.54% +2.65% +5.88%

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 3 July 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 3 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 -25 1,810 £50,000 - 226
UK excluding London -29 1,174 £45,000 -1.10% 185
London -22 681 £55,000 -4.35% 62
South East +12 515 £50,500 +1.00% 57
North of England -92 185 £42,500 +6.25% 34
South West -43 153 £45,000 -5.26% 25
Midlands -30 150 £37,500 -14.77% 31
Work from Home +7 141 £55,000 -2.65% 22
East of England +25 125 £42,500 -5.56% 16
West Midlands -31 115 £45,000 +5.88% 24
North West -80 98 £41,750 -1.18% 21
Yorkshire -13 81 £40,750 +1.88% 11
East Midlands -3 35 £30,319 -42.25% 7
Scotland +39 30 £36,000 -28.00% 13
Wales -17 19 £37,500 +7.14% 5
North East +7 6 £42,500 +3.87% 2
Northern Ireland +20 2 £35,750 -4.67% 4

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 447 (23.60%) Finance
2 317 (16.74%) Microsoft
3 307 (16.21%) Degree
4 294 (15.52%) Agile Software Development
5 233 (12.30%) Marketing
6 224 (11.83%) Public Sector
7 217 (11.46%) Cisco
8 215 (11.35%) Windows
9 210 (11.09%) Business Intelligence
10 205 (10.82%) Linux
11 202 (10.67%) Manufacturing
12 193 (10.19%) Electronics
13 186 (9.82%) Project Management
14 184 (9.71%) SAP
15 182 (9.61%) Programme Management
16 180 (9.50%) Firewall
17 174 (9.19%) Analytical Skills
18 171 (9.03%) Digital Marketing
19 170 (8.98%) Problem-Solving
20 169 (8.92%) Data Centre
21 167 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
22 160 (8.45%) AWS
23 158 (8.34%) Wireless
24 157 (8.29%) Cisco Certification
24 157 (8.29%) Python
25 154 (8.13%) WAN
26 151 (7.97%) ITIL
27 144 (7.60%) SQL
28 142 (7.50%) Microsoft Office
29 141 (7.44%) LAN

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 31 (1.64%) Confluence
2 28 (1.48%) Apache Spark
3 26 (1.37%) SharePoint
4 17 (0.90%) Skype for Business
5 14 (0.74%) Apache
6 12 (0.63%) Smallworld
7 11 (0.58%) MS Exchange
8 10 (0.53%) OpenStack
9 8 (0.42%) CMS
9 8 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2013
10 6 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2010
10 6 (0.32%) IIS
10 6 (0.32%) SAS
10 6 (0.32%) Tornado
11 5 (0.26%) Mule
11 5 (0.26%) Mule ESB
11 5 (0.26%) Tomcat
12 4 (0.21%) Elasticsearch
12 4 (0.21%) Umbraco
12 4 (0.21%) WebSphere
Applications
1 142 (7.50%) Microsoft Office
2 121 (6.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 33 (1.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 25 (1.32%) MS Visio
5 20 (1.06%) AutoCAD
6 16 (0.84%) Microsoft Project
7 6 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.11%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.053%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 10 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
2 9 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.42%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 6 (0.32%) Primavera
4 6 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 6 (0.32%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 5 (0.26%) Magento
5 5 (0.26%) SAP S/4HANA
6 4 (0.21%) assyst
6 4 (0.21%) FastStats
6 4 (0.21%) NetSuite
6 4 (0.21%) Oracle BRM
6 4 (0.21%) Teamcenter
6 4 (0.21%) Unica
7 2 (0.11%) Sentinel
8 1 (0.053%) C-CURE
8 1 (0.053%) R3 Corda
8 1 (0.053%) SAP BPC
8 1 (0.053%) SAP EWM
8 1 (0.053%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 160 (8.45%) AWS
2 140 (7.39%) Azure
3 91 (4.80%) Office 365
4 44 (2.32%) GCP
5 43 (2.27%) SaaS
6 33 (1.74%) Power Platform
7 27 (1.43%) IaaS
8 22 (1.16%) Serverless
9 19 (1.00%) Amazon EC2
9 19 (1.00%) AWS Lambda
10 16 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
11 14 (0.74%) AWS CloudFormation
11 14 (0.74%) PaaS
12 12 (0.63%) Amazon ECS
12 12 (0.63%) Mimecast
13 11 (0.58%) Apigee
13 11 (0.58%) Boomi
14 9 (0.48%) OpenShift
15 7 (0.37%) Azure Active Directory
15 7 (0.37%) CloudSense
Communications & Networking
1 180 (9.50%) Firewall
2 158 (8.34%) Wireless
3 154 (8.13%) WAN
4 141 (7.44%) Internet
4 141 (7.44%) LAN
5 133 (7.02%) VoIP
6 103 (5.44%) Wi-Fi
7 99 (5.23%) MPLS
8 97 (5.12%) Broadband
8 97 (5.12%) TCP/IP
9 77 (4.07%) Network Security
10 75 (3.96%) BGP
10 75 (3.96%) DNS
11 69 (3.64%) Ethernet
11 69 (3.64%) OSPF
12 65 (3.43%) 5G
13 60 (3.17%) VPN
14 54 (2.85%) Unified Communications
15 43 (2.27%) DHCP
16 41 (2.16%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (3.27%) SQL Server
2 50 (2.64%) Big Data
3 37 (1.95%) MySQL
4 33 (1.74%) Power BI
5 31 (1.64%) Hadoop
6 28 (1.48%) PostgreSQL
7 25 (1.32%) GIS
8 24 (1.27%) NoSQL
9 21 (1.11%) Relational Database
10 19 (1.00%) MongoDB
11 14 (0.74%) Qlik Sense
12 12 (0.63%) Apache Cassandra
13 10 (0.53%) Redis
14 9 (0.48%) SQL Server 2019
15 7 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
16 6 (0.32%) BusinessObjects
16 6 (0.32%) OLAP
16 6 (0.32%) RDBMS
17 5 (0.26%) MS Access
17 5 (0.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 102 (5.39%) Git (software)
2 77 (4.07%) JIRA
3 49 (2.59%) Jenkins
4 23 (1.21%) Maven
5 22 (1.16%) Selenium
6 20 (1.06%) Visual Studio
7 16 (0.84%) Cucumber
8 15 (0.79%) SpecFlow
9 13 (0.69%) Subversion
10 11 (0.58%) WebDriver
11 10 (0.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 10 (0.53%) JUnit
11 10 (0.53%) NUnit
12 8 (0.42%) TeamCity
12 8 (0.42%) Xcode
13 7 (0.37%) Eclipse
14 6 (0.32%) Bitbucket
14 6 (0.32%) Cypress.io
14 6 (0.32%) Mocha
14 6 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 447 (23.60%) Finance
2 233 (12.30%) Marketing
3 224 (11.83%) Public Sector
4 202 (10.67%) Manufacturing
5 193 (10.19%) Electronics
6 103 (5.44%) Banking
7 99 (5.23%) Retail
8 92 (4.86%) Legal
9 42 (2.22%) Billing
10 33 (1.74%) Local Government
11 27 (1.43%) Games
12 21 (1.11%) Back Office
13 18 (0.95%) Aerospace
14 14 (0.74%) Automotive
15 13 (0.69%) German Language
16 11 (0.58%) Digital Economy
17 10 (0.53%) Italian Language
18 9 (0.48%) Advertising
18 9 (0.48%) Law
19 8 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 161 (8.50%) Developer
2 136 (7.18%) Network Engineer
3 134 (7.07%) Analyst
4 116 (6.12%) Architect
5 100 (5.28%) Project Manager
6 78 (4.12%) Software Engineer
7 74 (3.91%) Support Engineer
8 72 (3.80%) Telecoms Manager
9 70 (3.70%) Senior Manager
10 52 (2.75%) Consultant
11 47 (2.48%) IT Support
12 46 (2.43%) Senior Developer
13 43 (2.27%) Delivery Manager
14 42 (2.22%) Software Developer
15 40 (2.11%) IT Engineer
15 40 (2.11%) Service Manager
15 40 (2.11%) Telecoms Engineer
16 37 (1.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 36 (1.90%) Coordinator
18 34 (1.80%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (4.54%) .NET
2 74 (3.91%) HTML
3 60 (3.17%) CSS
4 55 (2.90%) Node.js
5 47 (2.48%) REST
6 44 (2.32%) ASP.NET
7 39 (2.06%) AngularJS
7 39 (2.06%) React
8 38 (2.01%) .NET Core
8 38 (2.01%) Web Services
9 27 (1.43%) Spring
10 25 (1.32%) jQuery
11 23 (1.21%) RESTful
12 22 (1.16%) SOAP
13 20 (1.06%) WCF
14 19 (1.00%) HTML5
14 19 (1.00%) Spring Boot
14 19 (1.00%) Vue.js
15 18 (0.95%) LAMP
15 18 (0.95%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 174 (9.19%) Analytical Skills
2 169 (8.92%) Data Centre
3 78 (4.12%) Management Information System
4 66 (3.48%) Self-Motivation
5 52 (2.75%) User Experience
6 45 (2.38%) Driving Licence
7 39 (2.06%) Virtual Team
8 38 (2.01%) Fibre Optics
9 36 (1.90%) CCTV
10 34 (1.80%) Greenfield Project
11 30 (1.58%) Algorithms
11 30 (1.58%) Private Cloud
12 29 (1.53%) Internet of Things
13 28 (1.48%) Public Cloud
14 21 (1.11%) Video Conferencing
15 20 (1.06%) Mobile App
16 19 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
16 19 (1.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
17 17 (0.90%) NHS
18 15 (0.79%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 215 (11.35%) Windows
2 205 (10.82%) Linux
3 64 (3.38%) Windows Server
4 50 (2.64%) Unix
5 37 (1.95%) Windows 10
6 26 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
7 24 (1.27%) Android
8 21 (1.11%) CentOS
9 15 (0.79%) Apple iOS
9 15 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (0.69%) Windows 7
11 12 (0.63%) Windows Server 2019
12 11 (0.58%) Windows Server 2016
13 10 (0.53%) Ubuntu
14 7 (0.37%) Debian
15 6 (0.32%) Solaris
16 5 (0.26%) Embedded Linux
17 4 (0.21%) FreeBSD
17 4 (0.21%) FreeNAS
18 3 (0.16%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 294 (15.52%) Agile Software Development
2 210 (11.09%) Business Intelligence
3 186 (9.82%) Project Management
4 182 (9.61%) Programme Management
5 171 (9.03%) Digital Marketing
6 170 (8.98%) Problem-Solving
7 167 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
8 151 (7.97%) ITIL
9 134 (7.07%) Software Engineering
10 117 (6.18%) DevOps
11 112 (5.91%) Continuous Improvement
12 102 (5.39%) Service Delivery
13 94 (4.96%) Project Delivery
14 92 (4.86%) Analytics
15 90 (4.75%) Computer Science
15 90 (4.75%) Cybersecurity
16 82 (4.33%) CRM
16 82 (4.33%) Scrum
17 79 (4.17%) Mentoring
18 78 (4.12%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 157 (8.29%) Python
2 144 (7.60%) SQL
3 132 (6.97%) C
4 118 (6.23%) JavaScript
5 112 (5.91%) Java
6 102 (5.39%) C++
7 88 (4.65%) C#
8 54 (2.85%) PHP
9 44 (2.32%) Bash Shell
10 29 (1.53%) VBA
11 19 (1.00%) Perl
12 18 (0.95%) TypeScript
13 17 (0.90%) PowerShell
13 17 (0.90%) Scala
14 13 (0.69%) Embedded C
14 13 (0.69%) Kotlin
15 12 (0.63%) MATLAB
16 11 (0.58%) Go
16 11 (0.58%) R
17 9 (0.48%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 307 (16.21%) Degree
2 157 (8.29%) Cisco Certification
3 101 (5.33%) Security Cleared
4 98 (5.17%) CCNP
5 77 (4.07%) CCNA
6 72 (3.80%) SC Cleared
7 46 (2.43%) CCIE
8 40 (2.11%) Computer Science Degree
9 34 (1.80%) CISSP
10 28 (1.48%) Microsoft Certification
11 23 (1.21%) MCSA
12 21 (1.11%) HNC
12 21 (1.11%) SANS
13 20 (1.06%) CISM
14 19 (1.00%) Master's Degree
15 16 (0.84%) CISA
15 16 (0.84%) ISTQB
15 16 (0.84%) MCSE
16 15 (0.79%) DV Cleared
17 13 (0.69%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (5.07%) SLA
2 84 (4.44%) QA
3 57 (3.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 21 (1.11%) GDPR
5 20 (1.06%) Data Quality
5 20 (1.06%) PMO
6 13 (0.69%) NIST
7 11 (0.58%) PCI DSS
8 9 (0.48%) ISO 9001
9 8 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (0.21%) ISO 14001
11 3 (0.16%) COBIT
11 3 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 2 (0.11%) DO-178B
12 2 (0.11%) IEC 61508
12 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 2 (0.11%) NEBOSH
12 2 (0.11%) SEPA
13 1 (0.053%) Def Stans
13 1 (0.053%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 120 (6.34%) Active Directory
2 85 (4.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 70 (3.70%) Docker
4 53 (2.80%) Hyper-V
5 34 (1.80%) Firmware
6 16 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
7 14 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
8 12 (0.63%) XenApp
9 10 (0.53%) Kamailio
9 10 (0.53%) KVM
9 10 (0.53%) VMware Workstation
10 7 (0.37%) VMware NSX
11 6 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
11 6 (0.32%) XenDesktop
12 3 (0.16%) BIND 9
12 3 (0.16%) VMware Server
13 2 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 2 (0.11%) HDFS
13 2 (0.11%) Samba
13 2 (0.11%) Squid
Systems Management
1 45 (2.38%) Ansible
2 40 (2.11%) Kubernetes
3 34 (1.80%) Terraform
4 26 (1.37%) Cisco CUCM
5 22 (1.16%) Cisco Prime
6 21 (1.11%) SCOM
7 17 (0.90%) Cisco UCCX
7 17 (0.90%) Grafana
8 15 (0.79%) McAfee ePO
8 15 (0.79%) QRadar
8 15 (0.79%) SCCM
9 13 (0.69%) FortiGate
10 11 (0.58%) Marathon
10 11 (0.58%) Mesos
11 8 (0.42%) Puppet
12 7 (0.37%) Nagios
12 7 (0.37%) ZABBIX
13 6 (0.32%) HP ALM
13 6 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
13 6 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 317 (16.74%) Microsoft
2 217 (11.46%) Cisco
3 184 (9.71%) SAP
4 131 (6.92%) VMware
5 61 (3.22%) Google
6 58 (3.06%) Oracle
7 53 (2.80%) CheckPoint
8 50 (2.64%) Palo Alto
9 45 (2.38%) Juniper
10 44 (2.32%) Dell
11 35 (1.85%) BT
12 34 (1.80%) Virgin Media
13 30 (1.58%) Citrix
13 30 (1.58%) Salesforce.com
14 27 (1.43%) SolarWinds
14 27 (1.43%) Splunk
14 27 (1.43%) Tableau
15 26 (1.37%) Nokia
16 24 (1.27%) IBM
16 24 (1.27%) Remedy