Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Telecommunications
UK
6 months to
20 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 104 123 74
Rank change year-on-year +19 -49 -18
Permanent jobs citing Telecoms 4,498 4,808 6,903
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.08% 2.75% 3.89%
As % of the General category 8.13% 6.62% 9.10%
Number of salaries quoted 3,109 3,526 5,417
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,750 £27,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £81,250 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +5.88%

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 55,323 72,640 75,824
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.88% 41.49% 42.76%
Number of salaries quoted 41,575 55,999 57,772
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £31,050 £29,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £91,250 £86,250 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +3.33% +4.65% -

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 20 July 2019.

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 20 July 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 +23 4,302 £50,000 +5.26% 775
UK excluding London +25 3,074 £45,000 +5.88% 627
London -11 1,331 £57,500 -1.71% 192
South East +4 961 £50,000 - 169
North of England +46 783 £40,000 +3.90% 118
South West +3 500 £47,500 +5.56% 109
North West +46 482 £42,000 +5.00% 67
Midlands +88 478 £45,000 +38.46% 123
West Midlands +71 353 £42,500 +34.92% 70
Yorkshire +48 274 £40,000 - 39
East of England +16 218 £45,000 +24.14% 65
East Midlands +40 120 £50,000 +122.22% 52
Scotland -17 78 £45,000 +5.88% 26
Wales +12 52 £35,000 +5.51% 13
North East +6 26 £40,915 +254.24% 12
Isle of Man -1 5 £51,000 +56.92%
Northern Ireland -37 4 £37,500 +22.95% 4

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 1,366 (30.37%) Finance
2 949 (21.10%) Agile Software Development
3 841 (18.70%) Marketing
4 790 (17.56%) Manufacturing
5 771 (17.14%) Degree
6 766 (17.03%) Business Intelligence
7 757 (16.83%) SAP
8 749 (16.65%) Electronics
9 702 (15.61%) Programme Management
10 673 (14.96%) Digital Marketing
11 641 (14.25%) Microsoft
12 561 (12.47%) Cisco
13 543 (12.07%) SQL
14 521 (11.58%) Java
15 509 (11.32%) Problem-Solving
16 483 (10.74%) Linux
17 479 (10.65%) ITIL
18 461 (10.25%) Python
19 435 (9.67%) Cisco Certification
20 430 (9.56%) Project Management
21 427 (9.49%) Retail
22 415 (9.23%) Broadband
22 415 (9.23%) WAN
23 410 (9.12%) Analytical Skills
24 401 (8.92%) Amazon AWS
25 392 (8.71%) Windows
26 385 (8.56%) C#
27 383 (8.51%) Software Engineering
28 355 (7.89%) Firewall
29 346 (7.69%) JavaScript

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 92 (2.05%) MS Exchange
2 85 (1.89%) Apache Spark
3 72 (1.60%) SharePoint
4 65 (1.45%) Skype for Business
5 40 (0.89%) Elasticsearch
6 33 (0.73%) JBoss
7 31 (0.69%) Apache
8 29 (0.64%) Confluence
9 27 (0.60%) CMS
10 24 (0.53%) Tomcat
11 23 (0.51%) IIS
12 19 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 17 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
13 17 (0.38%) WebLogic
14 15 (0.33%) Smallworld
15 14 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2010
16 13 (0.29%) OpenStack
17 12 (0.27%) SAS
18 10 (0.22%) IBM Domino
19 9 (0.20%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 286 (6.36%) Microsoft Office
2 200 (4.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 107 (2.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 31 (0.69%) MS Visio
5 28 (0.62%) Microsoft Project
6 20 (0.44%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 11 (0.24%) AutoCAD
8 10 (0.22%) Sketch
9 9 (0.20%) Figma
9 9 (0.20%) InVision
9 9 (0.20%) Marvel
10 7 (0.16%) Photoshop
11 5 (0.11%) InfoPath
12 3 (0.067%) HipChat
12 3 (0.067%) Spreadsheet
13 2 (0.044%) Adobe Illustrator
13 2 (0.044%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 37 (0.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 31 (0.69%) SAP FI
3 29 (0.64%) SAP CO
3 29 (0.64%) SAP FI/CO
4 23 (0.51%) SAP S/4HANA
5 15 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
6 8 (0.18%) SAP ERP
6 8 (0.18%) SAP Hybris
7 6 (0.13%) JDE OneWorld
7 6 (0.13%) NetSuite
7 6 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
7 6 (0.13%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 5 (0.11%) CSG Singleview
9 4 (0.089%) BusinessWorks
9 4 (0.089%) Payment Gateway
9 4 (0.089%) Teamcenter
10 3 (0.067%) SAP Business ByDesign
11 2 (0.044%) SAP GRC
11 2 (0.044%) SAP PSCD
11 2 (0.044%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 401 (8.92%) Amazon AWS
2 343 (7.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 235 (5.22%) Office 365
4 169 (3.76%) SaaS
5 124 (2.76%) Google Cloud Platform
6 71 (1.58%) Power Platform
7 65 (1.45%) Serverless
8 60 (1.33%) IaaS
9 55 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
10 52 (1.16%) GitHub
11 41 (0.91%) npm
12 29 (0.64%) PaaS
13 27 (0.60%) AWS Lambda
14 26 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
15 24 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
16 18 (0.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 14 (0.31%) AWS CodePipeline
17 14 (0.31%) Google Analytics
18 13 (0.29%) Azure Active Directory
19 11 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 415 (9.23%) Broadband
1 415 (9.23%) WAN
2 355 (7.89%) Firewall
3 309 (6.87%) MPLS
4 279 (6.20%) LAN
5 269 (5.98%) Internet
6 263 (5.85%) VoIP
6 263 (5.85%) Wireless
7 218 (4.85%) Network Security
8 213 (4.74%) VPN
9 210 (4.67%) BGP
10 200 (4.45%) DNS
11 169 (3.76%) OSPF
12 156 (3.47%) Ethernet
12 156 (3.47%) TCP/IP
13 130 (2.89%) Cisco ASA
14 112 (2.49%) IPsec
15 111 (2.47%) Unified Communications
16 105 (2.33%) DHCP
17 92 (2.05%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 315 (7.00%) SQL Server
2 149 (3.31%) Big Data
3 123 (2.73%) Data Warehouse
4 91 (2.02%) MySQL
5 86 (1.91%) NoSQL
6 82 (1.82%) Hadoop
7 72 (1.60%) Relational Database
8 67 (1.49%) Power BI
9 62 (1.38%) Apache Cassandra
10 57 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 49 (1.09%) MongoDB
12 47 (1.04%) GIS
13 45 (1.00%) RDBMS
14 44 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 43 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
16 38 (0.84%) Apache Hive
17 37 (0.82%) Data Mining
17 37 (0.82%) QlikView
18 36 (0.80%) Qlik Sense
19 34 (0.76%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 156 (3.47%) Git (software)
2 139 (3.09%) JIRA
3 112 (2.49%) Jenkins
4 88 (1.96%) Selenium
5 60 (1.33%) SoapUI
6 47 (1.04%) Subversion
7 46 (1.02%) Maven
8 45 (1.00%) Cucumber
9 35 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
10 32 (0.71%) SpecFlow
11 29 (0.64%) Jasmine
11 29 (0.64%) webpack
12 28 (0.62%) Gradle
13 27 (0.60%) Visual Studio
14 26 (0.58%) WebDriver
15 23 (0.51%) Protractor
16 21 (0.47%) Bitbucket
17 20 (0.44%) TeamCity
18 19 (0.42%) Mocha
19 18 (0.40%) JUnit
General
1 1,366 (30.37%) Finance
2 841 (18.70%) Marketing
3 790 (17.56%) Manufacturing
4 749 (16.65%) Electronics
5 427 (9.49%) Retail
6 309 (6.87%) Banking
7 172 (3.82%) Billing
8 90 (2.00%) Legal
9 79 (1.76%) Advertising
10 62 (1.38%) Aerospace
11 49 (1.09%) German Language
12 45 (1.00%) Italian Language
12 45 (1.00%) Law
13 35 (0.78%) Automotive
14 34 (0.76%) Games
15 25 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
16 24 (0.53%) Publishing
17 23 (0.51%) Retail Banking
18 21 (0.47%) Local Government
18 21 (0.47%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 569 (12.65%) Developer
2 427 (9.49%) Analyst
3 347 (7.71%) Network Engineer
4 283 (6.29%) Architect
5 231 (5.14%) Consultant
6 194 (4.31%) Project Manager
7 150 (3.33%) Support Engineer
8 140 (3.11%) Software Engineer
9 136 (3.02%) Telecoms Manager
10 131 (2.91%) Test Engineer
11 128 (2.85%) Java Developer
12 120 (2.67%) .NET Developer
13 118 (2.62%) Solutions Architect
14 116 (2.58%) Cisco Engineer
15 108 (2.40%) Security Engineer
15 108 (2.40%) Software Developer
16 107 (2.38%) Cisco Network Engineer
17 106 (2.36%) Telecoms Engineer
18 100 (2.22%) Senior Developer
19 94 (2.09%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 324 (7.20%) .NET
2 246 (5.47%) HTML
3 222 (4.94%) CSS
4 168 (3.73%) Web Services
5 151 (3.36%) REST
6 144 (3.20%) AngularJS
7 130 (2.89%) RESTful
8 129 (2.87%) SOAP
9 128 (2.85%) React
10 121 (2.69%) Spring
11 120 (2.67%) Node.js
12 117 (2.60%) jQuery
13 101 (2.25%) HTML5
14 93 (2.07%) ASP.NET
15 84 (1.87%) XML
16 75 (1.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 73 (1.62%) JSON
18 56 (1.24%) CSS3
19 51 (1.13%) J2EE
20 49 (1.09%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 410 (9.12%) Analytical Skills
2 273 (6.07%) Management Information System
3 230 (5.11%) User Experience
4 187 (4.16%) Data Centre
5 181 (4.02%) Self-Motivation
6 125 (2.78%) Driving Licence
7 112 (2.49%) Greenfield Project
8 98 (2.18%) CCTV
9 92 (2.05%) Algorithms
10 85 (1.89%) Fibre Optics
11 56 (1.24%) FMCG
12 54 (1.20%) Internet of Things
13 53 (1.18%) Blog
14 51 (1.13%) Virtual Team
15 45 (1.00%) Social Media
16 44 (0.98%) Smart Meter
17 43 (0.96%) Public Cloud
18 37 (0.82%) Embedded Systems
18 37 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
19 30 (0.67%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 483 (10.74%) Linux
2 392 (8.71%) Windows
3 193 (4.29%) Windows Server
4 192 (4.27%) Unix
5 133 (2.96%) Windows 10
6 86 (1.91%) Windows 7
7 79 (1.76%) Windows Server 2012
8 70 (1.56%) Android
9 56 (1.24%) Apple iOS
10 41 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
11 23 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
12 21 (0.47%) CentOS
13 20 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 19 (0.42%) Mac OS X
15 17 (0.38%) Windows 8
16 10 (0.22%) Embedded Linux
16 10 (0.22%) FreeBSD
17 9 (0.20%) Mac OS
18 8 (0.18%) Solaris
19 6 (0.13%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 949 (21.10%) Agile Software Development
2 766 (17.03%) Business Intelligence
3 702 (15.61%) Programme Management
4 673 (14.96%) Digital Marketing
5 509 (11.32%) Problem-Solving
6 479 (10.65%) ITIL
7 430 (9.56%) Project Management
8 383 (8.51%) Software Engineering
9 302 (6.71%) Service Delivery
10 301 (6.69%) DevOps
11 283 (6.29%) Test Automation
12 282 (6.27%) Analytics
13 260 (5.78%) Scrum
14 240 (5.34%) Presales
15 228 (5.07%) Stakeholder Management
16 225 (5.00%) TDD
17 219 (4.87%) CRM
18 214 (4.76%) Mentoring
19 204 (4.54%) Cybersecurity
20 196 (4.36%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 543 (12.07%) SQL
2 521 (11.58%) Java
3 461 (10.25%) Python
4 385 (8.56%) C#
5 346 (7.69%) JavaScript
6 256 (5.69%) C++
7 194 (4.31%) C
8 124 (2.76%) Bash Shell
9 122 (2.71%) PHP
10 109 (2.42%) Perl
11 61 (1.36%) R
12 58 (1.29%) PowerShell
13 48 (1.07%) Go
14 47 (1.04%) T-SQL
15 38 (0.84%) Embedded C
16 32 (0.71%) Ruby
17 29 (0.64%) Java 8
18 28 (0.62%) Shell Script
19 25 (0.56%) ES6
19 25 (0.56%) Scala
Qualifications
1 771 (17.14%) Degree
2 435 (9.67%) Cisco Certification
3 303 (6.74%) CCNP
4 283 (6.29%) CCNA
5 219 (4.87%) Security Cleared
6 160 (3.56%) ISTQB
7 131 (2.91%) SC Cleared
8 126 (2.80%) ISEB
9 75 (1.67%) Computer Science Degree
10 74 (1.65%) CCIE
11 71 (1.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 70 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
13 64 (1.42%) DV Cleared
14 63 (1.40%) Microsoft Certification
15 57 (1.27%) HND
16 56 (1.24%) HNC
17 54 (1.20%) JNCIP
18 48 (1.07%) JNCIE
19 45 (1.00%) CCIE Service Provider
20 43 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 229 (5.09%) SLA
2 218 (4.85%) QA
3 179 (3.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 136 (3.02%) ISO 9001
5 50 (1.11%) GDPR
5 50 (1.11%) PCI DSS
5 50 (1.11%) PMO
6 37 (0.82%) Data Quality
7 19 (0.42%) COBIT
8 13 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
9 11 (0.24%) NIST
10 10 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 10 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 9 (0.20%) ISO 14001
12 6 (0.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 5 (0.11%) HL7
13 5 (0.11%) ISO 22301
13 5 (0.11%) NEBOSH
13 5 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 4 (0.089%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 273 (6.07%) Active Directory
2 140 (3.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 135 (3.00%) Docker
4 78 (1.73%) Hyper-V
5 42 (0.93%) vCloud
6 33 (0.73%) Firmware
7 21 (0.47%) BIND 9
8 17 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
9 16 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
9 16 (0.36%) XenApp
10 13 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
11 11 (0.24%) vSphere
12 10 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
13 9 (0.20%) XenDesktop
14 7 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 6 (0.13%) BitLocker
15 6 (0.13%) KVM
15 6 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
15 6 (0.13%) VirtualBox
16 5 (0.11%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 117 (2.60%) FortiGate
2 92 (2.05%) Nagios
3 90 (2.00%) Kubernetes
4 78 (1.73%) Ansible
5 57 (1.27%) SCCM
6 55 (1.22%) Terraform
7 50 (1.11%) Puppet
8 34 (0.76%) HP ALM
8 34 (0.76%) Netcool
9 33 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
10 29 (0.64%) Cisco CUCM
11 22 (0.49%) RANCID
12 19 (0.42%) Cacti
13 17 (0.38%) SCOM
14 16 (0.36%) AirWatch
14 16 (0.36%) Microsoft Intune
15 14 (0.31%) Grafana
16 13 (0.29%) Hadoop YARN
17 12 (0.27%) Cisco UCCX
18 10 (0.22%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 757 (16.83%) SAP
2 641 (14.25%) Microsoft
3 561 (12.47%) Cisco
4 264 (5.87%) VMware
5 193 (4.29%) Oracle
6 173 (3.85%) Google
7 149 (3.31%) Fortinet
8 145 (3.22%) Juniper
9 122 (2.71%) Salesforce.com
10 117 (2.60%) Avaya
11 107 (2.38%) Palo Alto
12 96 (2.13%) BT
13 80 (1.78%) HP
14 70 (1.56%) Citrix
15 66 (1.47%) EMC
16 64 (1.42%) Remedy
17 54 (1.20%) Mitel
18 52 (1.16%) Adobe
18 52 (1.16%) Pega
19 51 (1.13%) Openreach