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 3 months to 29 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Telecommunications
UK
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 77 49 57
Rank change year-on-year -28 +8  
Permanent jobs citing Telecoms 3038 5397 5166
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.48% 5.22% 4.65%
As % of the General category 8.63% 11.97% 10.49%
Number of salaries quoted 2412 4213 3646
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% -10.52%  

Telecoms is in the common skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 35195 45076 49231
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 40.36% 43.61% 44.33%
Number of salaries quoted 28271 36610 38477
Median salary £52,500 £50,850 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.24% +1.70%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Telecoms
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Telecoms as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the General category.

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 3 months to 29 April 2017.

Salary histogram for Telecoms in the UK

Telecoms
Top 30 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 3 months to 29 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -30 2903 £48,000 +1.05% 681
London -15 1266 £57,500 +4.54% 371
South East -29 669 £45,625 -3.94% 102
East of England -20 264 £42,000 -2.32% 58
South West -47 225 £50,000 +17.64% 70
Berkshire -25 209 £50,000 -11.50% 25
North West -47 181 £45,000 +28.57% 33
Manchester 0 134 £45,000 +12.50% 27
West Midlands -32 118 £38,500 -10.46% 14
City of London -68 116 £60,000 +20.00% 16
Surrey -28 105 £42,500 -5.55% 28
Bristol -29 102 £45,000 +5.88% 35
Yorkshire -34 100 £44,500 +13.37% 19
Cambridgeshire -3 97 £45,000 -10.00% 33
Hertfordshire -24 95 £40,000 - 11
Hampshire -53 95 £40,000 -11.11% 22
Cambridge -9 84 £46,250 -7.50% 27
Oxfordshire +36 79 £50,000 -11.11% 5
East Midlands +27 79 £43,000 +14.66% 7
West Yorkshire -4 78 £44,000 +14.28% 8
Birmingham +15 67 £37,500 -25.00% 8
Buckinghamshire -27 64 £50,000 +25.00% 9
Reading -42 58 £68,750 +20.61% 8
Leeds -8 54 £37,500 -1.31% 6
Gloucestershire -26 54 £47,500 -5.00% 6
Essex +24 47 £27,500 -23.61% 10
Borehamwood -2 44 £38,750 +29.16% 4
West Sussex +21 43 £45,000 -20.00% 3
Milton Keynes +2 42 £52,340 +23.15% 7
Cornwall +26 37 £55,000 +17.02% 1

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1 2522 (37.75%) Finance
2 1578 (23.62%) Agile Software Development
3 1362 (20.39%) Banking
4 1132 (16.94%) Degree
5 1054 (15.78%) Marketing
6 1035 (15.49%) Java
7 1009 (15.10%) Linux
8 928 (13.89%) Windows
9 892 (13.35%) Cisco
10 778 (11.64%) Project Management
11 776 (11.62%) JavaScript
12 740 (11.08%) Manufacturing
13 734 (10.99%) Programme Management
14 732 (10.96%) Microsoft
15 706 (10.57%) SQL
16 705 (10.55%) Business Intelligence
17 701 (10.49%) Electronics
18 694 (10.39%) HTML
19 647 (9.68%) SAP
20 624 (9.34%) .NET
20 624 (9.34%) Digital Marketing
21 623 (9.32%) Python
22 600 (8.98%) E-Commerce
23 598 (8.95%) Cisco Certification
24 593 (8.88%) C#
25 585 (8.76%) ITIL
26 575 (8.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
27 559 (8.37%) CSS
28 551 (8.25%) Retail
29 545 (8.16%) C++

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
1 198 (2.96%) MS Exchange
2 118 (1.77%) Tomcat
3 115 (1.72%) SharePoint
4 110 (1.65%) JBoss
5 104 (1.56%) Apache
6 100 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2010
7 83 (1.24%) IIS
8 78 (1.17%) Skype for Business
9 71 (1.06%) Apache Spark
10 70 (1.05%) Mule
11 61 (0.91%) Confluence
11 61 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
12 55 (0.82%) Mule ESB
12 55 (0.82%) WebSphere
13 54 (0.81%) OpenStack
14 53 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2013
15 52 (0.78%) CMS
16 38 (0.57%) SAS
17 31 (0.46%) WebLogic
18 26 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 352 (5.27%) Microsoft Office
2 286 (4.28%) Microsoft Excel
3 114 (1.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 101 (1.51%) MS Visio
5 97 (1.45%) Microsoft Project
6 38 (0.57%) Photoshop
7 16 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
8 12 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 10 (0.15%) InfoPath
9 10 (0.15%) Mozilla Thunderbird
10 8 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
10 8 (0.12%) AutoCAD
11 6 (0.090%) InDesign
12 5 (0.075%) SOLIDWORKS
12 5 (0.075%) SPSS
12 5 (0.075%) Zemax
13 4 (0.060%) Camtasia
14 3 (0.045%) Adobe Captivate
14 3 (0.045%) OmniGraffle
15 2 (0.030%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 575 (8.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 22 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 20 (0.30%) Magento
4 12 (0.18%) Eloqua
5 11 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
6 9 (0.13%) NetSuite
6 9 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
6 9 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
7 8 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
8 7 (0.10%) Sage 200
8 7 (0.10%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 6 (0.090%) Oracle BPM
9 6 (0.090%) Unit4 Business World
9 6 (0.090%) Workfront
10 5 (0.075%) Oracle Payables
10 5 (0.075%) Sage X3
11 4 (0.060%) CSG Singleview
11 4 (0.060%) Traffica
11 4 (0.060%) Unica
12 3 (0.045%) SAP FS
Cloud Services
1 390 (5.84%) Amazon AWS
2 318 (4.76%) SaaS
3 188 (2.81%) Microsoft Azure
4 135 (2.02%) Office 365
5 82 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
6 72 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
7 68 (1.02%) IaaS
8 46 (0.69%) PaaS
9 40 (0.60%) GitHub
10 34 (0.51%) Amazon S3
11 32 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
12 21 (0.31%) Google Analytics
13 19 (0.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 11 (0.16%) Amazon ELB
15 10 (0.15%) Trello
16 9 (0.13%) Adobe Analytics
16 9 (0.13%) Google App Engine
17 8 (0.12%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 8 (0.12%) Azure Active Directory
18 7 (0.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 545 (8.16%) Firewall
2 511 (7.65%) WAN
3 450 (6.74%) LAN
4 397 (5.94%) VoIP
5 363 (5.43%) Wireless
6 343 (5.13%) MPLS
7 328 (4.91%) Internet
8 288 (4.31%) TCP/IP
9 259 (3.88%) BGP
10 254 (3.80%) VPN
11 238 (3.56%) Broadband
12 230 (3.44%) DNS
13 200 (2.99%) OSPF
14 187 (2.80%) Ethernet
15 185 (2.77%) Network Security
16 158 (2.36%) Unified Communications
17 151 (2.26%) DHCP
18 141 (2.11%) Wi-Fi
19 112 (1.68%) SAN
20 98 (1.47%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 508 (7.60%) SQL Server
2 326 (4.88%) Big Data
3 211 (3.16%) NoSQL
4 208 (3.11%) MySQL
5 146 (2.19%) MongoDB
6 109 (1.63%) Relational Database
7 93 (1.39%) Hadoop
8 84 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
9 72 (1.08%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 67 (1.00%) PostgreSQL
11 66 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
12 55 (0.82%) RDBMS
13 53 (0.79%) SQL Server 2014
14 52 (0.78%) MS Access
15 48 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
16 44 (0.66%) Apache Cassandra
16 44 (0.66%) Oracle Database
17 37 (0.55%) Redis
18 35 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 28 (0.42%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 281 (4.21%) Git (software)
2 234 (3.50%) JIRA
3 174 (2.60%) Jenkins
4 131 (1.96%) Selenium
5 130 (1.95%) Subversion
6 96 (1.44%) Visual Studio
7 81 (1.21%) JUnit
8 77 (1.15%) NUnit
9 64 (0.96%) Cucumber
10 59 (0.88%) Rhino Mocks
11 57 (0.85%) Maven
12 56 (0.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 50 (0.75%) LabVIEW
14 48 (0.72%) IntelliJ
15 45 (0.67%) gulp
16 44 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
17 43 (0.64%) Moq
17 43 (0.64%) TeamCity
18 42 (0.63%) MSTest
19 35 (0.52%) WebDriver
General
1 2522 (37.75%) Finance
2 1362 (20.39%) Banking
3 1054 (15.78%) Marketing
4 740 (11.08%) Manufacturing
5 701 (10.49%) Electronics
6 551 (8.25%) Retail
7 238 (3.56%) Billing
8 137 (2.05%) Games
9 84 (1.26%) Law
10 83 (1.24%) Legal
11 64 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
12 61 (0.91%) Advertising
12 61 (0.91%) Automotive
13 53 (0.79%) Aerospace
14 47 (0.70%) Back Office
15 40 (0.60%) French Language
16 38 (0.57%) German Language
17 36 (0.54%) Financial Institution
18 29 (0.43%) Online Betting
19 28 (0.42%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 1349 (20.19%) Developer
2 620 (9.28%) Analyst
3 471 (7.05%) Architect
4 403 (6.03%) Consultant
5 397 (5.94%) Network Engineer
6 349 (5.22%) Java Developer
7 337 (5.04%) Project Manager
8 290 (4.34%) .NET Developer
9 275 (4.12%) C# Developer
10 238 (3.56%) Support Engineer
11 227 (3.40%) Senior Developer
12 198 (2.96%) JavaScript Developer
13 184 (2.75%) C# .NET Developer
14 171 (2.56%) Solutions Architect
15 162 (2.42%) Software Developer
16 160 (2.39%) Telecoms Manager
17 157 (2.35%) Test Engineer
18 149 (2.23%) Business Analyst
18 149 (2.23%) Software Engineer
19 145 (2.17%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 694 (10.39%) HTML
2 624 (9.34%) .NET
3 559 (8.37%) CSS
4 362 (5.42%) AngularJS
5 286 (4.28%) XML
6 260 (3.89%) Web Services
7 221 (3.31%) HTML5
8 219 (3.28%) Spring
9 214 (3.20%) ASP.NET
10 195 (2.92%) REST
11 184 (2.75%) jQuery
12 169 (2.53%) SOAP
13 160 (2.39%) React
14 151 (2.26%) JSON
15 142 (2.13%) RESTful
16 130 (1.95%) Node.js
17 127 (1.90%) Hibernate
18 126 (1.89%) CSS3
19 117 (1.75%) ASP.NET MVC
20 116 (1.74%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 534 (7.99%) Computer Science
2 502 (7.51%) Analytical Skills
3 454 (6.80%) Data Centre
4 399 (5.97%) Greenfield Project
5 295 (4.42%) Client/Server
6 190 (2.84%) Management Information System
7 150 (2.25%) Enterprise Software
8 146 (2.19%) User Experience
9 118 (1.77%) Mobile App
10 106 (1.59%) Fintech
11 100 (1.50%) Algorithms
11 100 (1.50%) Driving Licence
12 73 (1.09%) Virtual Team
13 70 (1.05%) Smartphone
14 53 (0.79%) Handset
15 51 (0.76%) Smart Meter
15 51 (0.76%) Social Media
16 50 (0.75%) Embedded Systems
17 46 (0.69%) IVR
17 46 (0.69%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1009 (15.10%) Linux
2 928 (13.89%) Windows
3 376 (5.63%) Unix
4 275 (4.12%) Windows Server
5 180 (2.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 172 (2.57%) Android
7 156 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 133 (1.99%) Apple iOS
9 132 (1.98%) Windows 7
10 89 (1.33%) Windows 10
11 79 (1.18%) CentOS
12 66 (0.99%) Solaris
13 54 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 44 (0.66%) Windows 8
15 43 (0.64%) Ubuntu
16 41 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
17 37 (0.55%) VxWorks
18 30 (0.45%) Windows XP
19 19 (0.28%) Mac OS
20 14 (0.21%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1578 (23.62%) Agile Software Development
2 778 (11.64%) Project Management
3 734 (10.99%) Programme Management
4 705 (10.55%) Business Intelligence
5 624 (9.34%) Digital Marketing
6 600 (8.98%) E-Commerce
7 585 (8.76%) ITIL
8 501 (7.50%) Software Engineering
9 482 (7.21%) Scrum
10 420 (6.29%) TDD
11 392 (5.87%) Stakeholder Management
12 351 (5.25%) Presales
13 324 (4.85%) MVC
14 284 (4.25%) CRM
15 276 (4.13%) DevOps
15 276 (4.13%) OO
16 259 (3.88%) Service Delivery
16 259 (3.88%) Service Management
17 250 (3.74%) PRINCE2
18 229 (3.43%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1035 (15.49%) Java
2 776 (11.62%) JavaScript
3 706 (10.57%) SQL
4 623 (9.32%) Python
5 593 (8.88%) C#
6 545 (8.16%) C++
7 396 (5.93%) C
8 217 (3.25%) Perl
9 203 (3.04%) PHP
10 174 (2.60%) Bash Shell
11 132 (1.98%) Ruby
12 109 (1.63%) Shell Script
13 96 (1.44%) PowerShell
14 83 (1.24%) MATLAB
15 62 (0.93%) VB.NET
16 57 (0.85%) T-SQL
17 55 (0.82%) Objective-C
18 54 (0.81%) VB
19 50 (0.75%) R
20 49 (0.73%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1132 (16.94%) Degree
2 598 (8.95%) Cisco Certification
3 394 (5.90%) CCNP
4 317 (4.74%) Security Cleared
5 302 (4.52%) CCNA
6 131 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
7 116 (1.74%) SC Cleared
8 97 (1.45%) PhD
9 93 (1.39%) DV Cleared
10 92 (1.38%) ISEB
11 89 (1.33%) CCIE
12 82 (1.23%) MCSE
13 73 (1.09%) CISSP
14 72 (1.08%) JNCIA
15 71 (1.06%) PMP
16 68 (1.02%) ISTQB
17 67 (1.00%) MCP
18 66 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
19 61 (0.91%) PMI Certification
20 57 (0.85%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 274 (4.10%) SLA
2 227 (3.40%) QA
3 105 (1.57%) PMO
4 103 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 56 (0.84%) PCI DSS
6 28 (0.42%) Data Quality
7 27 (0.40%) ISO 9001
8 19 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
9 18 (0.27%) ISO 14001
10 12 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 10 (0.15%) COBIT
12 8 (0.12%) MiFID
13 6 (0.090%) PMBOK
14 5 (0.075%) GDPR
15 4 (0.060%) COSHH
15 4 (0.060%) ISO 9000
15 4 (0.060%) ISO/IEC 12207
15 4 (0.060%) ISO27002
16 3 (0.045%) ISO 14000
16 3 (0.045%) SDET
System Software
1 354 (5.30%) Active Directory
2 320 (4.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 135 (2.02%) Docker
4 117 (1.75%) Hyper-V
5 78 (1.17%) vSphere
6 57 (0.85%) XenApp
7 54 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
8 50 (0.75%) KVM
9 40 (0.60%) XenDesktop
10 34 (0.51%) Firmware
11 27 (0.40%) VMware ESX
12 22 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
13 19 (0.28%) NFS
14 15 (0.22%) OpenSIPS
14 15 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
14 15 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
15 12 (0.18%) Terminal Server
16 11 (0.16%) Snort
16 11 (0.16%) Terminal Services
17 10 (0.15%) Kamailio
Systems Management
1 165 (2.47%) Puppet
2 164 (2.45%) Ansible
3 140 (2.10%) Opscode Chef
4 84 (1.26%) SCCM
5 75 (1.12%) Nagios
6 69 (1.03%) Cisco CUCM
7 48 (0.72%) Terraform
8 36 (0.54%) Kubernetes
9 31 (0.46%) Cacti
10 30 (0.45%) Cisco UCCX
11 28 (0.42%) vCenter Server
12 27 (0.40%) WSUS
13 22 (0.33%) Nessus
14 21 (0.31%) Packer
15 20 (0.30%) Cisco UCCE
16 19 (0.28%) Cisco Prime
17 18 (0.27%) logstash
18 17 (0.25%) Kibana
18 17 (0.25%) Salt
19 16 (0.24%) SCOM
Vendors
1 892 (13.35%) Cisco
2 732 (10.96%) Microsoft
3 647 (9.68%) SAP
4 468 (7.00%) VMware
5 354 (5.30%) Oracle
6 284 (4.25%) Juniper
7 141 (2.11%) HP
8 130 (1.95%) Citrix
9 129 (1.93%) Avaya
10 122 (1.83%) Red Hat
11 110 (1.65%) Google
11 110 (1.65%) Mitel
12 94 (1.41%) Apple
13 92 (1.38%) Salesforce.com
14 89 (1.33%) F5
15 80 (1.20%) Huawei
16 75 (1.12%) CheckPoint
17 74 (1.11%) IBM
18 68 (1.02%) Nokia
18 68 (1.02%) Palo Alto
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