Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Telecommunications
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 83 57 56
Rank change year-on-year -26 -1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Telecoms 6358 8647 10353
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.55% 4.55% 4.73%
As % of the General category 8.06% 10.66% 10.49%
Number of salaries quoted 4953 6797 8442
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -2.06% -3.00%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.65% -4.44% -

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 78852 81123 98702
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.07% 42.72% 45.06%
Number of salaries quoted 57534 66056 78854
UK median annual salary £50,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.00% - -
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017. 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 6121 £47,500 - 285
UK excluding London -16 4087 £45,000 +4.65% 206
London -43 2172 £55,000 - 84
South East -23 1613 £45,000 -5.26% 66
South West -3 761 £48,500 +14.12% 62
North of England -6 697 £40,000 +6.67% 44
East of England +2 506 £40,000 -5.88% 14
North West -4 435 £40,000 - 37
Midlands -35 369 £40,000 -8.41% 15
West Midlands -20 244 £37,500 -13.29% 6
Yorkshire -26 189 £40,000 +14.29% 7
East Midlands -30 122 £43,750 -4.89% 9
Scotland -69 89 £60,000 +33.33% 3
North East +44 73 £47,500 +53.23%
Wales -55 44 £50,000 +25.00% 2
Northern Ireland -15 21 £35,000 -22.22%
Isle of Man -14 1 - -

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT jobs citing Telecoms also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Telecoms.

1 2639 (41.51%) Finance
2 1962 (30.86%) Marketing
3 1786 (28.09%) Electronics
4 1758 (27.65%) Business Intelligence
5 1757 (27.63%) Programme Management
6 1733 (27.26%) Manufacturing
7 1700 (26.74%) SAP
8 1659 (26.09%) Digital Marketing
9 1476 (23.21%) Agile Software Development
10 1037 (16.31%) Linux
11 1035 (16.28%) Degree
12 958 (15.07%) Java
13 939 (14.77%) SQL
14 899 (14.14%) Windows
15 757 (11.91%) JavaScript
16 740 (11.64%) Microsoft
17 705 (11.09%) Python
18 664 (10.44%) Cisco
19 647 (10.18%) C#
20 638 (10.03%) .NET
21 617 (9.70%) Scrum
22 598 (9.41%) Software Engineering
23 587 (9.23%) C++
24 586 (9.22%) SQL Server
25 575 (9.04%) HTML
26 558 (8.78%) Retail
27 539 (8.48%) TDD
28 537 (8.45%) Amazon AWS
29 534 (8.40%) Computer Science
29 534 (8.40%) Project Management

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
1 174 (2.74%) MS Exchange
2 130 (2.04%) Apache Spark
3 116 (1.82%) Tomcat
4 96 (1.51%) Apache
5 90 (1.42%) IIS
6 88 (1.38%) CMS
7 84 (1.32%) Skype for Business
8 83 (1.31%) Confluence
9 78 (1.23%) SharePoint
10 74 (1.16%) JBoss
11 70 (1.10%) Mule
12 69 (1.09%) WebSphere
13 64 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
14 58 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2010
15 55 (0.87%) Mule ESB
16 54 (0.85%) SAS
17 40 (0.63%) OpenStack
18 28 (0.44%) nginx
19 27 (0.42%) WordPress
20 26 (0.41%) WebLogic
Applications
1 330 (5.19%) Microsoft Office
2 212 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 109 (1.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 95 (1.49%) Microsoft Project
5 68 (1.07%) MS Visio
6 40 (0.63%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 36 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
8 30 (0.47%) Adobe Illustrator
9 25 (0.39%) Photoshop
10 20 (0.31%) FileZilla
11 10 (0.16%) Chatbot
12 8 (0.13%) Adobe After Effects
12 8 (0.13%) Adobe Premiere
12 8 (0.13%) Final Cut Pro
13 7 (0.11%) InfoPath
14 6 (0.094%) InVision
14 6 (0.094%) Zemax
15 5 (0.079%) SPSS
16 3 (0.047%) Simulink
16 3 (0.047%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 36 (0.57%) Magento
2 34 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
3 25 (0.39%) Payment Gateway
4 15 (0.24%) Unica
5 12 (0.19%) Revive Adserver
6 11 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
6 11 (0.17%) SAP CO
6 11 (0.17%) SAP FI
6 11 (0.17%) SAP FI/CO
7 10 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
8 9 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
8 9 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
9 8 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 5 (0.079%) Postilion
10 5 (0.079%) Primavera
10 5 (0.079%) SAP SD
11 4 (0.063%) Adobe Campaign
11 4 (0.063%) CSG Singleview
11 4 (0.063%) LabWindows
11 4 (0.063%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 537 (8.45%) Amazon AWS
2 309 (4.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 219 (3.44%) Office 365
4 216 (3.40%) SaaS
5 134 (2.11%) Google Cloud Platform
6 108 (1.70%) Amazon EC2
7 99 (1.56%) GitHub
8 94 (1.48%) Cloud Computing
9 75 (1.18%) IaaS
10 45 (0.71%) Amazon S3
11 44 (0.69%) PaaS
12 43 (0.68%) npm
13 30 (0.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 29 (0.46%) Amazon SQS
15 27 (0.42%) Amazon ELB
16 23 (0.36%) Google Play
17 18 (0.28%) Google Analytics
18 12 (0.19%) Force.com
19 11 (0.17%) AWS CloudFormation
19 11 (0.17%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 432 (6.79%) Firewall
2 425 (6.68%) WAN
3 396 (6.23%) VoIP
4 342 (5.38%) LAN
5 284 (4.47%) TCP/IP
6 268 (4.22%) Wireless
7 266 (4.18%) Broadband
8 261 (4.11%) Internet
9 249 (3.92%) VPN
10 234 (3.68%) MPLS
11 201 (3.16%) DNS
12 178 (2.80%) BGP
13 171 (2.69%) Ethernet
14 137 (2.15%) Unified Communications
15 129 (2.03%) OSPF
15 129 (2.03%) Wi-Fi
16 121 (1.90%) SAN
17 113 (1.78%) DHCP
18 112 (1.76%) LTE
19 103 (1.62%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 586 (9.22%) SQL Server
2 301 (4.73%) MySQL
3 251 (3.95%) Big Data
4 231 (3.63%) NoSQL
5 178 (2.80%) Relational Database
6 175 (2.75%) MongoDB
7 153 (2.41%) Hadoop
8 98 (1.54%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 98 (1.54%) Apache Cassandra
9 97 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
10 86 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
11 81 (1.27%) Oracle Database
12 78 (1.23%) SQL Server 2016
13 77 (1.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 71 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
15 60 (0.94%) RDBMS
15 60 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 52 (0.82%) Data Mining
17 44 (0.69%) MariaDB
17 44 (0.69%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 436 (6.86%) Git (software)
2 239 (3.76%) Jenkins
3 231 (3.63%) JIRA
4 153 (2.41%) Visual Studio
5 130 (2.04%) JUnit
5 130 (2.04%) Subversion
6 125 (1.97%) Selenium
7 107 (1.68%) NUnit
8 87 (1.37%) Rhino Mocks
9 76 (1.20%) LabVIEW
10 74 (1.16%) Cucumber
10 74 (1.16%) MSTest
11 71 (1.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 64 (1.01%) gulp
12 64 (1.01%) Moq
13 63 (0.99%) Maven
14 58 (0.91%) IntelliJ
15 51 (0.80%) GitLab
16 44 (0.69%) WebDriver
16 44 (0.69%) webpack
General
1 2639 (41.51%) Finance
2 1962 (30.86%) Marketing
3 1786 (28.09%) Electronics
4 1733 (27.26%) Manufacturing
5 558 (8.78%) Retail
6 418 (6.57%) Banking
7 167 (2.63%) Games
8 151 (2.37%) Legal
9 129 (2.03%) Billing
10 92 (1.45%) Aerospace
11 82 (1.29%) Automotive
12 70 (1.10%) Law
13 60 (0.94%) Financial Institution
14 58 (0.91%) Advertising
15 57 (0.90%) Multimedia
16 41 (0.64%) French Language
17 40 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
18 37 (0.58%) Back Office
18 37 (0.58%) German Language
19 25 (0.39%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 1477 (23.23%) Developer
2 596 (9.37%) Analyst
3 361 (5.68%) Consultant
4 317 (4.99%) Architect
5 309 (4.86%) .NET Developer
6 295 (4.64%) Java Developer
7 286 (4.50%) Network Engineer
8 263 (4.14%) Support Engineer
9 259 (4.07%) Senior Developer
10 256 (4.03%) Project Manager
11 249 (3.92%) C# Developer
12 229 (3.60%) Software Engineer
13 226 (3.55%) Software Developer
14 206 (3.24%) JavaScript Developer
15 192 (3.02%) C# .NET Developer
16 187 (2.94%) DevOps Engineer
17 166 (2.61%) Telecoms Engineer
18 165 (2.60%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
19 160 (2.52%) Systems Engineer
20 138 (2.17%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 638 (10.03%) .NET
2 575 (9.04%) HTML
3 490 (7.71%) CSS
4 301 (4.73%) AngularJS
5 295 (4.64%) XML
6 290 (4.56%) Web Services
7 270 (4.25%) REST
8 265 (4.17%) HTML5
9 250 (3.93%) JSON
9 250 (3.93%) Spring
10 245 (3.85%) ASP.NET
11 203 (3.19%) RESTful
12 193 (3.04%) jQuery
12 193 (3.04%) Node.js
13 153 (2.41%) React
14 152 (2.39%) ASP.NET MVC
15 135 (2.12%) Hibernate
16 133 (2.09%) SOAP
17 126 (1.98%) WPF
18 117 (1.84%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 534 (8.40%) Computer Science
2 480 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
3 289 (4.55%) Data Centre
4 208 (3.27%) User Experience
5 190 (2.99%) Greenfield Project
6 169 (2.66%) Mobile App
7 168 (2.64%) Management Information System
8 134 (2.11%) Algorithms
9 113 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
10 109 (1.71%) Client/Server
11 77 (1.21%) Public Cloud
11 77 (1.21%) Virtual Team
12 74 (1.16%) Driving Licence
13 72 (1.13%) Fintech
14 60 (0.94%) Data Structures
15 57 (0.90%) FMCG
16 54 (0.85%) Social Media
17 51 (0.80%) Acoustics
18 50 (0.79%) Video Conferencing
19 46 (0.72%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1037 (16.31%) Linux
2 899 (14.14%) Windows
3 288 (4.53%) Unix
4 255 (4.01%) Windows Server
5 193 (3.04%) Android
6 153 (2.41%) Apple iOS
7 127 (2.00%) Windows 7
7 127 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 103 (1.62%) Windows Server 2008
9 100 (1.57%) Windows 10
10 91 (1.43%) CentOS
11 67 (1.05%) Windows 8
12 59 (0.93%) Ubuntu
13 53 (0.83%) Solaris
14 50 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 29 (0.46%) Mac OS X
16 25 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
17 18 (0.28%) Debian
17 18 (0.28%) VxWorks
18 15 (0.24%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1758 (27.65%) Business Intelligence
2 1757 (27.63%) Programme Management
3 1659 (26.09%) Digital Marketing
4 1476 (23.21%) Agile Software Development
5 617 (9.70%) Scrum
6 598 (9.41%) Software Engineering
7 539 (8.48%) TDD
8 534 (8.40%) Project Management
9 460 (7.23%) ITIL
10 432 (6.79%) DevOps
11 413 (6.50%) E-Commerce
12 384 (6.04%) OO
13 372 (5.85%) Continuous Integration
13 372 (5.85%) MVC
14 363 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
15 302 (4.75%) Test Automation
16 293 (4.61%) Open Source
17 269 (4.23%) Analytics
18 262 (4.12%) PRINCE2
19 251 (3.95%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 958 (15.07%) Java
2 939 (14.77%) SQL
3 757 (11.91%) JavaScript
4 705 (11.09%) Python
5 647 (10.18%) C#
6 587 (9.23%) C++
7 367 (5.77%) C
8 261 (4.11%) PHP
9 230 (3.62%) Ruby
10 211 (3.32%) Bash Shell
11 193 (3.04%) Perl
12 160 (2.52%) Shell Script
13 118 (1.86%) T-SQL
14 98 (1.54%) Go
15 83 (1.31%) MATLAB
16 76 (1.20%) VB.NET
17 59 (0.93%) PL/SQL
17 59 (0.93%) VB
18 55 (0.87%) PowerShell
19 53 (0.83%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 1035 (16.28%) Degree
2 353 (5.55%) Cisco Certification
3 262 (4.12%) Computer Science Degree
4 249 (3.92%) Security Cleared
5 206 (3.24%) CCNP
6 187 (2.94%) CCNA
7 120 (1.89%) CISSP
8 98 (1.54%) PhD
9 95 (1.49%) CISM
10 93 (1.46%) ISEB
11 90 (1.42%) ISTQB
12 89 (1.40%) SC Cleared
13 82 (1.29%) CCIE
14 79 (1.24%) DV Cleared
15 76 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
16 63 (0.99%) PMI Certification
17 49 (0.77%) PMP
18 44 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
19 43 (0.68%) MCP
20 41 (0.64%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 256 (4.03%) SLA
2 236 (3.71%) QA
3 123 (1.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 99 (1.56%) PCI DSS
5 93 (1.46%) PMO
6 76 (1.20%) Data Quality
7 41 (0.64%) ISO 9001
8 35 (0.55%) GDPR
9 34 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 19 (0.30%) GCP
11 17 (0.27%) MISRA
12 16 (0.25%) ISO 22301
13 12 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 11 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
14 11 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 11 (0.17%) RMADS
15 10 (0.16%) ECSS
15 10 (0.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 9 (0.14%) MISRA C
16 9 (0.14%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 399 (6.28%) Active Directory
2 258 (4.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 236 (3.71%) Docker
4 106 (1.67%) Hyper-V
5 52 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
6 30 (0.47%) XenApp
7 29 (0.46%) Kamailio
7 29 (0.46%) vSphere
8 26 (0.41%) VMware Workstation
9 25 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
10 24 (0.38%) iptables
11 21 (0.33%) Firmware
12 19 (0.30%) KVM
12 19 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
13 17 (0.27%) XenServer
14 13 (0.20%) Postfix
14 13 (0.20%) Terminal Services
15 12 (0.19%) Snort
16 11 (0.17%) XenDesktop
17 9 (0.14%) OpenSIPS
Systems Management
1 254 (3.99%) Puppet
2 247 (3.88%) Ansible
3 218 (3.43%) Opscode Chef
4 107 (1.68%) Kubernetes
5 79 (1.24%) Nagios
6 70 (1.10%) Terraform
7 55 (0.87%) Cacti
8 43 (0.68%) SCCM
9 40 (0.63%) Grafana
10 31 (0.49%) Cisco CUCM
10 31 (0.49%) Mesos
10 31 (0.49%) Salt
11 30 (0.47%) Packer
12 29 (0.46%) AirWatch
13 24 (0.38%) SELinux
14 23 (0.36%) WSUS
15 22 (0.35%) Nessus
16 20 (0.31%) Kibana
16 20 (0.31%) logstash
16 20 (0.31%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 1700 (26.74%) SAP
2 740 (11.64%) Microsoft
3 664 (10.44%) Cisco
4 375 (5.90%) VMware
5 353 (5.55%) Oracle
6 205 (3.22%) Google
7 172 (2.71%) Juniper
8 138 (2.17%) HP
9 136 (2.14%) Citrix
10 108 (1.70%) Avaya
11 106 (1.67%) Apple
12 91 (1.43%) Red Hat
13 88 (1.38%) Salesforce.com
14 82 (1.29%) Adobe
15 68 (1.07%) IBM
16 64 (1.01%) F5
17 62 (0.98%) Zend
18 59 (0.93%) EMC
19 51 (0.80%) Tableau
20 45 (0.71%) Splunk