Period
to 21 October 2019

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 21 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Telecommunications
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 101 111 83
Rank change year-on-year +10 -28 -23
Permanent jobs citing Telecoms 4,266 4,739 6,364
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.11% 2.90% 3.65%
As % of the General category 7.90% 6.76% 8.05%
Number of salaries quoted 2,940 3,568 4,910
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - -
10th Percentile £26,725 £25,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% -2.30%

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 53,992 70,140 79,039
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.42% 42.88% 45.37%
Number of salaries quoted 40,606 53,774 57,529
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £31,000 £29,750 £29,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% -

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 21 October 2019.

Salary histogram for Telecoms in the UK

Telecoms
Top 18 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 21 October 2019. 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 +16 4,098 £50,000 - 616
UK excluding London +17 2,915 £46,000 +2.22% 519
London -3 1,273 £55,000 - 151
South East +10 974 £50,000 -9.09% 158
North of England +36 620 £40,000 - 97
South West -1 498 £47,500 - 70
Midlands +70 487 £42,500 +21.43% 64
West Midlands +49 343 £42,500 +21.43% 33
North West +10 331 £45,000 +5.88% 46
Yorkshire +58 262 £37,250 -6.88% 44
East of England +17 215 £46,250 +15.63% 76
East Midlands +52 135 £40,000 +33.33% 31
Scotland -26 63 £52,500 +25.00% 35
Wales -2 51 £36,000 -4.00% 14
North East +28 26 £50,000 +332.90% 7
Isle of Man 0 5 £51,000 +56.92%
Northern Ireland -14 3 £24,396 -20.01% 5
Channel Islands - 1 £65,000 -

For the 6 months to 21 October 2019, 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 1,279 (29.98%) Finance
2 819 (19.20%) Marketing
3 816 (19.13%) Public Sector
4 793 (18.59%) Agile Software Development
5 783 (18.35%) Manufacturing
6 772 (18.10%) Degree
7 758 (17.77%) SAP
8 740 (17.35%) Electronics
9 729 (17.09%) Business Intelligence
10 702 (16.46%) Programme Management
11 673 (15.78%) Digital Marketing
12 621 (14.56%) Microsoft
13 595 (13.95%) Cisco
14 576 (13.50%) Linux
15 520 (12.19%) Problem-Solving
16 492 (11.53%) Windows
17 483 (11.32%) Python
18 470 (11.02%) ITIL
19 467 (10.95%) SQL
20 463 (10.85%) Cisco Certification
21 445 (10.43%) WAN
22 434 (10.17%) Java
23 421 (9.87%) Project Management
24 419 (9.82%) Firewall
25 395 (9.26%) Analytical Skills
26 375 (8.79%) AWS
27 359 (8.42%) Retail
28 352 (8.25%) Wireless
29 346 (8.11%) Broadband
30 330 (7.74%) Service Delivery

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
1 106 (2.48%) MS Exchange
2 72 (1.69%) SharePoint
3 71 (1.66%) Apache Spark
4 54 (1.27%) Apache
5 49 (1.15%) Skype for Business
6 38 (0.89%) Confluence
7 35 (0.82%) IIS
8 28 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2013
8 28 (0.66%) JBoss
9 27 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
10 20 (0.47%) CMS
11 19 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 19 (0.45%) Smallworld
11 19 (0.45%) Tomcat
12 16 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
13 15 (0.35%) SAS
14 13 (0.30%) WebLogic
15 9 (0.21%) OpenStack
16 8 (0.19%) IBM Domino
17 7 (0.16%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 239 (5.60%) Microsoft Office
2 173 (4.06%) Microsoft Excel
3 91 (2.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 59 (1.38%) MS Visio
5 24 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
6 19 (0.45%) AutoCAD
7 14 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 11 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
9 8 (0.19%) Figma
9 8 (0.19%) InVision
9 8 (0.19%) Marvel
9 8 (0.19%) Photoshop
9 8 (0.19%) Sketch
10 6 (0.14%) InfoPath
11 3 (0.070%) Chatbot
12 2 (0.047%) Adobe Illustrator
13 1 (0.023%) HipChat
13 1 (0.023%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 35 (0.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 35 (0.82%) SAP S/4HANA
2 33 (0.77%) SAP CO
2 33 (0.77%) SAP FI
2 33 (0.77%) SAP FI/CO
3 9 (0.21%) SAP ERP
4 8 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 6 (0.14%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 5 (0.12%) Oracle iProcurement
6 5 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
7 4 (0.094%) BusinessWorks
7 4 (0.094%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (0.094%) Teamcenter
8 3 (0.070%) Oracle BPM
8 3 (0.070%) SAP Business ByDesign
8 3 (0.070%) SAP HCM
8 3 (0.070%) SAP Payroll
9 2 (0.047%) Adobe Campaign
9 2 (0.047%) SAP Hybris
9 2 (0.047%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 375 (8.79%) AWS
2 317 (7.43%) Azure
3 211 (4.95%) Office 365
4 140 (3.28%) SaaS
5 78 (1.83%) GCP
6 71 (1.66%) Serverless
7 59 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
8 57 (1.34%) IaaS
9 54 (1.27%) Power Platform
10 37 (0.87%) AWS CloudFormation
10 37 (0.87%) AWS Lambda
10 37 (0.87%) GitHub
11 28 (0.66%) npm
12 27 (0.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 25 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
14 21 (0.49%) AWS CodePipeline
14 21 (0.49%) PaaS
15 14 (0.33%) OneDrive
16 13 (0.30%) Azure Stack
17 11 (0.26%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 445 (10.43%) WAN
2 419 (9.82%) Firewall
3 352 (8.25%) Wireless
4 346 (8.11%) Broadband
5 328 (7.69%) LAN
6 307 (7.20%) MPLS
7 283 (6.63%) DNS
8 275 (6.45%) Internet
9 247 (5.79%) BGP
10 239 (5.60%) VoIP
11 231 (5.41%) VPN
12 215 (5.04%) TCP/IP
13 202 (4.74%) Network Security
14 191 (4.48%) OSPF
15 176 (4.13%) DHCP
16 155 (3.63%) Ethernet
17 132 (3.09%) Wi-Fi
18 124 (2.91%) Cisco ASA
19 117 (2.74%) Unified Communications
20 109 (2.56%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 298 (6.99%) SQL Server
2 131 (3.07%) Big Data
3 92 (2.16%) Data Warehouse
4 74 (1.73%) MySQL
5 72 (1.69%) Hadoop
6 66 (1.55%) NoSQL
7 63 (1.48%) PostgreSQL
7 63 (1.48%) Relational Database
8 53 (1.24%) GIS
8 53 (1.24%) Power BI
9 42 (0.98%) SAP HANA
10 41 (0.96%) MongoDB
11 40 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 37 (0.87%) Apache Cassandra
13 34 (0.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 32 (0.75%) BigQuery
15 31 (0.73%) Data Mining
16 30 (0.70%) RDBMS
16 30 (0.70%) SQL Server 2016
17 25 (0.59%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 160 (3.75%) Git (software)
2 120 (2.81%) JIRA
3 102 (2.39%) Jenkins
4 72 (1.69%) Selenium
5 46 (1.08%) Subversion
6 37 (0.87%) Cucumber
6 37 (0.87%) Maven
6 37 (0.87%) Visual Studio
7 34 (0.80%) WebDriver
8 33 (0.77%) Jasmine
9 32 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
10 29 (0.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 29 (0.68%) Mocha
11 28 (0.66%) JUnit
12 26 (0.61%) JMeter
12 26 (0.61%) SpecFlow
13 25 (0.59%) webpack
14 22 (0.52%) SoapUI
15 20 (0.47%) Protractor
16 19 (0.45%) GDB
General
1 1,279 (29.98%) Finance
2 819 (19.20%) Marketing
3 816 (19.13%) Public Sector
4 783 (18.35%) Manufacturing
5 740 (17.35%) Electronics
6 359 (8.42%) Retail
7 285 (6.68%) Banking
8 130 (3.05%) Billing
9 75 (1.76%) Legal
10 70 (1.64%) Advertising
11 65 (1.52%) German Language
12 59 (1.38%) Italian Language
13 47 (1.10%) Law
14 42 (0.98%) Aerospace
14 42 (0.98%) Local Government
15 38 (0.89%) Games
16 31 (0.73%) Automotive
17 28 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
18 23 (0.54%) French Language
19 19 (0.45%) Military
Job Titles
1 476 (11.16%) Developer
2 438 (10.27%) Analyst
3 369 (8.65%) Network Engineer
4 240 (5.63%) Architect
5 207 (4.85%) Consultant
6 187 (4.38%) Project Manager
7 186 (4.36%) Support Engineer
8 128 (3.00%) Cisco Engineer
9 126 (2.95%) IT Support
10 125 (2.93%) Software Engineer
11 124 (2.91%) Telecoms Manager
12 121 (2.84%) Telecoms Engineer
13 117 (2.74%) Security Engineer
14 110 (2.58%) Cisco Network Engineer
15 104 (2.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 103 (2.41%) Java Developer
17 102 (2.39%) Solutions Architect
18 100 (2.34%) Network Security Engineer
19 97 (2.27%) .NET Developer
19 97 (2.27%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 221 (5.18%) .NET
2 155 (3.63%) HTML
3 139 (3.26%) CSS
4 136 (3.19%) AngularJS
5 113 (2.65%) REST
6 112 (2.63%) Web Services
7 100 (2.34%) SOAP
8 96 (2.25%) RESTful
9 93 (2.18%) React
10 89 (2.09%) Node.js
11 69 (1.62%) Spring
12 68 (1.59%) ASP.NET
13 62 (1.45%) JSON
14 57 (1.34%) XML
15 56 (1.31%) jQuery
16 51 (1.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 49 (1.15%) HTML5
18 43 (1.01%) J2EE
19 41 (0.96%) Hibernate
20 35 (0.82%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 395 (9.26%) Analytical Skills
2 276 (6.47%) Data Centre
3 265 (6.21%) User Experience
4 253 (5.93%) Management Information System
5 175 (4.10%) Self-Motivation
6 173 (4.06%) CCTV
7 111 (2.60%) Driving Licence
8 75 (1.76%) Fibre Optics
9 74 (1.73%) Algorithms
10 68 (1.59%) Greenfield Project
11 53 (1.24%) Embedded Systems
12 52 (1.22%) Internet of Things
13 49 (1.15%) Virtual Team
14 47 (1.10%) Private Cloud
15 44 (1.03%) Social Media
16 43 (1.01%) Blog
17 42 (0.98%) FMCG
17 42 (0.98%) Public Cloud
18 34 (0.80%) e-Learning
19 30 (0.70%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 576 (13.50%) Linux
2 492 (11.53%) Windows
3 286 (6.70%) Unix
4 213 (4.99%) Windows Server
5 131 (3.07%) Windows 10
6 111 (2.60%) Windows Server 2012
7 86 (2.02%) Windows 7
8 77 (1.80%) Android
9 65 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
10 52 (1.22%) Apple iOS
11 42 (0.98%) CentOS
12 35 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
13 31 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 25 (0.59%) Solaris
15 22 (0.52%) Windows 8
16 18 (0.42%) Mac OS
17 17 (0.40%) Ubuntu
18 13 (0.30%) Debian
19 12 (0.28%) HPUX
20 8 (0.19%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 793 (18.59%) Agile Software Development
2 729 (17.09%) Business Intelligence
3 702 (16.46%) Programme Management
4 673 (15.78%) Digital Marketing
5 520 (12.19%) Problem-Solving
6 470 (11.02%) ITIL
7 421 (9.87%) Project Management
8 330 (7.74%) Service Delivery
9 282 (6.61%) Software Engineering
10 261 (6.12%) DevOps
11 257 (6.02%) Stakeholder Management
12 248 (5.81%) Project Delivery
13 240 (5.63%) Analytics
13 240 (5.63%) Continuous Improvement
14 231 (5.41%) Scrum
15 221 (5.18%) Change Management
16 213 (4.99%) Test Automation
17 197 (4.62%) Mentoring
18 194 (4.55%) Presales
19 180 (4.22%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 483 (11.32%) Python
2 467 (10.95%) SQL
3 434 (10.17%) Java
4 286 (6.70%) JavaScript
5 272 (6.38%) C#
6 262 (6.14%) C++
7 212 (4.97%) C
8 130 (3.05%) Perl
9 125 (2.93%) Bash Shell
10 103 (2.41%) PHP
11 75 (1.76%) R
12 73 (1.71%) Go
13 57 (1.34%) PowerShell
14 44 (1.03%) Shell Script
15 32 (0.75%) Embedded C
16 29 (0.68%) TypeScript
17 28 (0.66%) ES6
18 24 (0.56%) Ruby
19 23 (0.54%) Scala
19 23 (0.54%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 772 (18.10%) Degree
2 463 (10.85%) Cisco Certification
3 328 (7.69%) CCNP
4 279 (6.54%) CCNA
5 250 (5.86%) Security Cleared
6 165 (3.87%) SC Cleared
7 108 (2.53%) ISTQB
8 104 (2.44%) CCIE
9 82 (1.92%) ISEB
10 77 (1.80%) DV Cleared
11 65 (1.52%) HND
12 64 (1.50%) HNC
13 60 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
14 57 (1.34%) Computer Science Degree
15 53 (1.24%) ITIL Certification
16 52 (1.22%) JNCIE
17 43 (1.01%) CCIE Service Provider
18 42 (0.98%) CISSP
19 41 (0.96%) JNCIP
19 41 (0.96%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 220 (5.16%) SLA
2 175 (4.10%) QA
3 170 (3.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 115 (2.70%) ISO 9001
5 55 (1.29%) PMO
6 35 (0.82%) GDPR
7 30 (0.70%) PCI DSS
8 28 (0.66%) Data Quality
9 21 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 17 (0.40%) COBIT
11 13 (0.30%) NIST
12 10 (0.23%) ISO 14001
12 10 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 9 (0.21%) ISO 22301
14 8 (0.19%) Actionable Recommendations
14 8 (0.19%) NEBOSH
14 8 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 7 (0.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 5 (0.12%) ISO 20022
16 5 (0.12%) SEPA
System Software
1 277 (6.49%) Active Directory
2 182 (4.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 116 (2.72%) Docker
4 106 (2.48%) Hyper-V
5 48 (1.13%) Firmware
6 28 (0.66%) vCloud
7 26 (0.61%) XenApp
8 22 (0.52%) Virtual Servers
9 19 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
10 18 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
11 17 (0.40%) BIND 9
11 17 (0.40%) vSphere
12 14 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
12 14 (0.33%) VMware Workstation
12 14 (0.33%) XenDesktop
13 13 (0.30%) VirtualBox
14 12 (0.28%) Terminal Services
15 10 (0.23%) BitLocker
15 10 (0.23%) VMware NSX
16 6 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 110 (2.58%) FortiGate
2 90 (2.11%) Nagios
3 82 (1.92%) SCCM
4 70 (1.64%) Ansible
5 57 (1.34%) Kubernetes
6 56 (1.31%) Terraform
7 36 (0.84%) Puppet
8 31 (0.73%) HP ALM
9 30 (0.70%) Netcool
10 27 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
10 27 (0.63%) SCOM
11 26 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
12 22 (0.52%) Cisco CUCM
13 19 (0.45%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 17 (0.40%) Cacti
14 17 (0.40%) RANCID
15 16 (0.38%) Norton AntiVirus
16 15 (0.35%) AirWatch
17 14 (0.33%) Microsoft Intune
18 13 (0.30%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 758 (17.77%) SAP
2 621 (14.56%) Microsoft
3 595 (13.95%) Cisco
4 304 (7.13%) VMware
5 165 (3.87%) Juniper
6 164 (3.84%) Oracle
7 152 (3.56%) Fortinet
8 138 (3.23%) Palo Alto
9 127 (2.98%) Google
10 120 (2.81%) Salesforce.com
11 100 (2.34%) Citrix
12 95 (2.23%) BT
13 94 (2.20%) Openreach
14 84 (1.97%) EMC
15 82 (1.92%) HP
16 67 (1.57%) Dell
17 64 (1.50%) Virgin Media
18 59 (1.38%) Avaya
19 58 (1.36%) Red Hat
20 53 (1.24%) Meraki