Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Telecommunications
UK
6 months to
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 119 72 53
Rank change year-on-year -47 -19 +4
Permanent jobs citing Telecoms 4,989 6,861 10,487
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.81% 3.99% 5.12%
As % of the General category 6.78% 9.61% 11.49%
Number of salaries quoted 3,759 5,536 8,445
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £25,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £81,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £44,000 £43,125
% change year-on-year - +2.03% -6.25%

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 73,628 71,381 91,259
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.52% 41.50% 44.52%
Number of salaries quoted 57,717 57,333 74,033
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £28,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +4.65% - +1.18%

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 19 April 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 19 April 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 -40 4,812 £50,000 - 1,232
UK excluding London -40 2,957 £44,000 - 670
London -47 1,934 £60,000 +4.35% 612
South East -37 1,163 £45,000 - 210
North of England -19 583 £40,500 +1.25% 112
South West -18 472 £46,250 -3.65% 138
North West -28 346 £45,000 +5.88% 66
East of England -53 338 £37,500 -6.25% 82
Midlands -44 305 £39,750 -11.67% 76
West Midlands +7 239 £36,792 -6.86% 38
Yorkshire -40 187 £40,000 +9.59% 33
Scotland -14 68 £40,000 -11.11% 29
East Midlands -99 65 £43,500 -17.14% 38
North East +12 52 £31,250 -53.70% 13
Northern Ireland +3 20 £35,000 -22.22% 5
Wales -67 19 £35,000 -6.67% 16
Channel Islands +3 4 £70,000 +27.27%

For the 6 months to 19 April 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 1,578 (31.63%) Finance
2 1,212 (24.29%) Agile Software Development
3 889 (17.82%) Marketing
4 816 (16.36%) Degree
5 719 (14.41%) SQL
6 712 (14.27%) Business Intelligence
7 703 (14.09%) Programme Management
8 700 (14.03%) Electronics
9 699 (14.01%) Linux
10 688 (13.79%) Manufacturing
11 647 (12.97%) SAP
12 643 (12.89%) Digital Marketing
13 624 (12.51%) Microsoft
14 601 (12.05%) Java
15 586 (11.75%) Windows
16 581 (11.65%) Banking
17 576 (11.55%) JavaScript
18 534 (10.70%) Python
19 522 (10.46%) Cisco
20 493 (9.88%) C#
21 484 (9.70%) Project Management
22 468 (9.38%) .NET
23 436 (8.74%) Software Engineering
24 433 (8.68%) ITIL
25 423 (8.48%) Retail
26 413 (8.28%) Amazon AWS
27 408 (8.18%) TDD
28 390 (7.82%) Problem-Solving
29 389 (7.80%) Test Automation
30 367 (7.36%) Computer Science

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
1 166 (3.33%) Apache Spark
2 100 (2.00%) MS Exchange
3 77 (1.54%) Tomcat
4 65 (1.30%) Apache
5 63 (1.26%) Ethereum
6 57 (1.14%) SharePoint
7 51 (1.02%) JBoss
8 49 (0.98%) Skype for Business
9 41 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2010
10 37 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
10 37 (0.74%) IIS
11 34 (0.68%) Confluence
11 34 (0.68%) Mule
12 32 (0.64%) CMS
12 32 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
13 27 (0.54%) Mule ESB
14 26 (0.52%) OpenStack
15 21 (0.42%) SAS
16 20 (0.40%) Apache Solr
16 20 (0.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 236 (4.73%) Microsoft Office
2 213 (4.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 97 (1.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 62 (1.24%) MS Visio
5 60 (1.20%) Microsoft Project
6 30 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
7 19 (0.38%) Photoshop
8 14 (0.28%) Zemax
9 12 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
10 9 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 5 (0.10%) Chatbot
12 4 (0.080%) AutoCAD
12 4 (0.080%) GIMP
12 4 (0.080%) InDesign
12 4 (0.080%) InVision
13 3 (0.060%) Camtasia
14 2 (0.040%) Maya
15 1 (0.020%) Adobe Captivate
15 1 (0.020%) Revit
15 1 (0.020%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 74 (1.48%) Distributed Ledger
2 55 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
3 13 (0.26%) Magento
4 12 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
5 10 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
6 9 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
7 8 (0.16%) BusinessWorks
7 8 (0.16%) Shopify
7 8 (0.16%) TIBCO iProcess
8 7 (0.14%) CSG Singleview
8 7 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
8 7 (0.14%) Oracle Receivables
8 7 (0.14%) SAP Hybris
9 6 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
9 6 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
10 5 (0.10%) Carpe Diem
10 5 (0.10%) Traffica
10 5 (0.10%) Unica
11 4 (0.080%) Dynamics AX
11 4 (0.080%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 413 (8.28%) Amazon AWS
2 306 (6.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 188 (3.77%) Cloud Computing
4 163 (3.27%) Office 365
5 161 (3.23%) SaaS
6 129 (2.59%) GitHub
7 82 (1.64%) Amazon EC2
7 82 (1.64%) IaaS
8 67 (1.34%) Amazon S3
9 64 (1.28%) Google Cloud Platform
10 52 (1.04%) Serverless
11 39 (0.78%) PaaS
12 30 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
13 29 (0.58%) Slack
14 28 (0.56%) Trello
15 27 (0.54%) AWS Lambda
16 16 (0.32%) Amazon SQS
16 16 (0.32%) MailChimp
17 14 (0.28%) npm
18 13 (0.26%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 345 (6.92%) VoIP
2 318 (6.37%) WAN
3 303 (6.07%) Firewall
4 265 (5.31%) LAN
5 247 (4.95%) Broadband
6 236 (4.73%) Wireless
7 227 (4.55%) TCP/IP
8 191 (3.83%) Internet
9 183 (3.67%) VPN
10 180 (3.61%) DNS
11 176 (3.53%) MPLS
12 173 (3.47%) Ethernet
13 149 (2.99%) BGP
14 130 (2.61%) OSPF
15 126 (2.53%) PBX
16 118 (2.37%) Unified Communications
17 114 (2.29%) Wi-Fi
18 106 (2.12%) LTE
18 106 (2.12%) VLAN
19 102 (2.04%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 366 (7.34%) SQL Server
2 305 (6.11%) Big Data
3 302 (6.05%) MySQL
4 258 (5.17%) NoSQL
5 155 (3.11%) Hadoop
6 145 (2.91%) PostgreSQL
7 126 (2.53%) Blockchain
8 109 (2.18%) Redis
9 105 (2.10%) Relational Database
10 103 (2.06%) MongoDB
11 84 (1.68%) SQL Server 2016
12 76 (1.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 73 (1.46%) Oracle Database
14 54 (1.08%) Apache Hive
15 52 (1.04%) Apache Cassandra
16 51 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
17 47 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
18 40 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 37 (0.74%) HBase
20 36 (0.72%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 284 (5.69%) Git (software)
2 137 (2.75%) Jenkins
3 134 (2.69%) JIRA
4 101 (2.02%) NUnit
5 79 (1.58%) Visual Studio
6 77 (1.54%) Subversion
7 72 (1.44%) Rhino Mocks
8 68 (1.36%) MSTest
9 59 (1.18%) Cucumber
10 58 (1.16%) Moq
11 57 (1.14%) Selenium
12 48 (0.96%) Mocha
13 47 (0.94%) JUnit
14 43 (0.86%) GitLab
14 43 (0.86%) webpack
15 42 (0.84%) LabVIEW
16 40 (0.80%) GCC
16 40 (0.80%) GDB
17 33 (0.66%) Maven
17 33 (0.66%) Trac
General
1 1,578 (31.63%) Finance
2 889 (17.82%) Marketing
3 700 (14.03%) Electronics
4 688 (13.79%) Manufacturing
5 581 (11.65%) Banking
6 423 (8.48%) Retail
7 129 (2.59%) Legal
8 103 (2.06%) Billing
9 68 (1.36%) Advertising
10 66 (1.32%) Law
11 54 (1.08%) Games
12 46 (0.92%) Financial Institution
13 40 (0.80%) Aerospace
14 39 (0.78%) German Language
15 38 (0.76%) Automotive
16 37 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
17 31 (0.62%) Italian Language
18 26 (0.52%) Mandarin Language
19 20 (0.40%) Front Office
20 19 (0.38%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 1,091 (21.87%) Developer
2 398 (7.98%) Analyst
3 317 (6.35%) Architect
4 254 (5.09%) Consultant
5 232 (4.65%) Project Manager
6 228 (4.57%) .NET Developer
7 225 (4.51%) Network Engineer
8 209 (4.19%) Senior Developer
9 208 (4.17%) Support Engineer
10 194 (3.89%) Software Engineer
11 188 (3.77%) Java Developer
12 173 (3.47%) C# Developer
13 151 (3.03%) Software Developer
14 150 (3.01%) Telecoms Manager
15 133 (2.67%) Solutions Architect
16 131 (2.63%) C# .NET Developer
17 129 (2.59%) Telecoms Developer
17 129 (2.59%) Telecoms Engineer
18 111 (2.22%) Test Engineer
19 110 (2.20%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 468 (9.38%) .NET
2 362 (7.26%) CSS
3 358 (7.18%) HTML
4 237 (4.75%) AngularJS
5 229 (4.59%) Web Services
6 223 (4.47%) Node.js
7 198 (3.97%) REST
8 187 (3.75%) jQuery
9 170 (3.41%) ASP.NET
10 148 (2.97%) XML
11 128 (2.57%) Spring
12 127 (2.55%) Kafka
13 118 (2.37%) WPF
14 115 (2.31%) HTML5
15 114 (2.29%) RESTful
16 113 (2.26%) React
17 107 (2.14%) Hibernate
18 104 (2.08%) ASP.NET MVC
19 103 (2.06%) JSON
20 92 (1.84%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 367 (7.36%) Computer Science
2 337 (6.75%) Analytical Skills
3 248 (4.97%) Data Centre
4 196 (3.93%) Greenfield Project
5 178 (3.57%) Self-Motivation
6 162 (3.25%) Management Information System
7 125 (2.51%) User Experience
8 108 (2.16%) Algorithms
8 108 (2.16%) Client/Server
9 92 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
10 88 (1.76%) Fintech
11 80 (1.60%) Virtual Team
12 75 (1.50%) Driving Licence
13 65 (1.30%) Mobile App
14 59 (1.18%) Bitcoin
14 59 (1.18%) Public Cloud
15 56 (1.12%) Social Media
16 44 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
17 43 (0.86%) Hedge funds
18 40 (0.80%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 699 (14.01%) Linux
2 586 (11.75%) Windows
3 212 (4.25%) Unix
4 181 (3.63%) Windows Server
5 86 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
6 83 (1.66%) Android
7 72 (1.44%) Windows 10
8 71 (1.42%) Windows Server 2008
9 70 (1.40%) CentOS
10 64 (1.28%) Windows 7
11 60 (1.20%) Apple iOS
12 38 (0.76%) VMS
13 28 (0.56%) Windows 8
14 26 (0.52%) Debian
15 22 (0.44%) Solaris
16 20 (0.40%) Ubuntu
17 18 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 16 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
19 10 (0.20%) Mac OS X
20 6 (0.12%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,212 (24.29%) Agile Software Development
2 712 (14.27%) Business Intelligence
3 703 (14.09%) Programme Management
4 643 (12.89%) Digital Marketing
5 484 (9.70%) Project Management
6 436 (8.74%) Software Engineering
7 433 (8.68%) ITIL
8 408 (8.18%) TDD
9 390 (7.82%) Problem-Solving
10 389 (7.80%) Test Automation
11 357 (7.16%) Scrum
12 345 (6.92%) DevOps
13 325 (6.51%) Stakeholder Management
14 309 (6.19%) Continuous Integration
15 288 (5.77%) E-Commerce
16 236 (4.73%) Analytics
17 235 (4.71%) MVC
18 228 (4.57%) OO
19 223 (4.47%) PRINCE2
20 222 (4.45%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 719 (14.41%) SQL
2 601 (12.05%) Java
3 576 (11.55%) JavaScript
4 534 (10.70%) Python
5 493 (9.88%) C#
6 366 (7.34%) C++
7 233 (4.67%) C
8 217 (4.35%) Bash Shell
9 187 (3.75%) PHP
10 125 (2.51%) Ruby
11 118 (2.37%) Perl
12 103 (2.06%) ES6
13 83 (1.66%) PowerShell
14 73 (1.46%) Scala
15 62 (1.24%) Solidity
16 59 (1.18%) Go
17 57 (1.14%) MATLAB
18 46 (0.92%) PL/SQL
19 45 (0.90%) Shell Script
20 42 (0.84%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 816 (16.36%) Degree
2 282 (5.65%) Cisco Certification
3 186 (3.73%) Security Cleared
4 174 (3.49%) CCNA
5 169 (3.39%) Computer Science Degree
6 149 (2.99%) CCNP
7 124 (2.49%) SC Cleared
8 96 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
9 66 (1.32%) CISSP
10 64 (1.28%) PhD
11 61 (1.22%) CCIE
12 45 (0.90%) CISM
12 45 (0.90%) MCSE
12 45 (0.90%) PMI Certification
13 41 (0.82%) APMP
14 39 (0.78%) JNCIP
15 38 (0.76%) PMP
16 35 (0.70%) ISEB
16 35 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
17 31 (0.62%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 200 (4.01%) SLA
2 180 (3.61%) QA
3 95 (1.90%) PMO
4 90 (1.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 83 (1.66%) GDPR
6 63 (1.26%) PCI DSS
7 48 (0.96%) Data Quality
8 30 (0.60%) ISO 9001
9 17 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 15 (0.30%) GCP
11 12 (0.24%) ISO 22301
12 11 (0.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 11 (0.22%) ISO 31000
12 11 (0.22%) MISRA
13 10 (0.20%) ECSS
14 8 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
14 8 (0.16%) Def Stans
15 7 (0.14%) COBIT
15 7 (0.14%) ISO 14001
15 7 (0.14%) MISRA C
System Software
1 301 (6.03%) Active Directory
2 187 (3.75%) Docker
3 180 (3.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 90 (1.80%) Hyper-V
5 60 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
6 33 (0.66%) Kamailio
7 29 (0.58%) iptables
8 22 (0.44%) XenApp
9 20 (0.40%) Firmware
9 20 (0.40%) vSphere
10 18 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
11 17 (0.34%) Apache Flume
12 13 (0.26%) KVM
13 12 (0.24%) XenDesktop
14 10 (0.20%) Postfix
14 10 (0.20%) Terminal Services
14 10 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
15 8 (0.16%) BIND 9
15 8 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
16 7 (0.14%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 167 (3.35%) Ansible
2 119 (2.39%) Kubernetes
3 108 (2.16%) Puppet
4 79 (1.58%) Opscode Chef
5 71 (1.42%) SCCM
6 59 (1.18%) Nagios
7 46 (0.92%) Hadoop YARN
8 40 (0.80%) Cacti
9 37 (0.74%) Docker Swarm
10 33 (0.66%) HP ALM
11 26 (0.52%) SCOM
12 21 (0.42%) Cisco CUCM
13 20 (0.40%) Salt
14 19 (0.38%) SELinux
15 18 (0.36%) Grafana
16 16 (0.32%) Oozie
16 16 (0.32%) OpenNMS
17 15 (0.30%) Icinga
18 14 (0.28%) RANCID
19 13 (0.26%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 647 (12.97%) SAP
2 624 (12.51%) Microsoft
3 522 (10.46%) Cisco
4 271 (5.43%) VMware
5 243 (4.87%) Oracle
6 154 (3.09%) Juniper
7 133 (2.67%) Salesforce.com
8 118 (2.37%) Google
9 93 (1.86%) Citrix
10 87 (1.74%) HP
11 75 (1.50%) Splunk
12 62 (1.24%) F5
13 58 (1.16%) Avaya
14 57 (1.14%) Zend
15 55 (1.10%) Dell
16 53 (1.06%) Red Hat
17 52 (1.04%) EMC
18 51 (1.02%) Tableau
19 49 (0.98%) NetApp
20 47 (0.94%) BT