Period
to 21 October 2021

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 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Telecommunications
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 158 129 104
Rank change year-on-year -29 -25 +13
Permanent jobs citing Telecoms 2,925 1,238 4,267
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.32% 2.53% 3.11%
As % of the General category 3.94% 4.98% 5.64%
Number of salaries quoted 1,976 936 2,957
10th Percentile £29,750 £27,500 £26,250
25th Percentile £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - +1.01%
75th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £65,000
90th Percentile £88,750 £83,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,675 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -1.74% +5.56% -

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 74,200 24,877 75,719
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 58.81% 50.85% 55.25%
Number of salaries quoted 45,344 20,092 57,900
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £28,500
25th Percentile £41,750 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.60% +5.71% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £72,500
90th Percentile £96,250 £95,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

Telecoms
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Telecoms as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Telecoms in the UK

Telecoms
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Telecoms.

Salary trend for Telecoms in the UK

Telecoms
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Telecoms over the 6 months to 21 October 2021.

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 21 October 2021. 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 -22 2,698 £55,000 +10.00% 712
UK excluding London -8 1,692 £46,675 -1.74% 548
London -38 1,018 £65,000 +8.33% 196
South East -20 647 £52,500 +16.67% 178
Work from Home -60 539 £60,000 +20.00% 91
South West +6 314 £45,000 -5.26% 70
Midlands +20 284 £42,500 -15.00% 91
North of England -16 266 £45,675 -8.65% 112
West Midlands +12 224 £40,000 -20.00% 59
North West -29 162 £50,000 +5.26% 66
East of England -43 112 £42,500 +9.68% 58
Yorkshire -33 97 £42,500 -22.73% 37
East Midlands -41 58 £45,000 +12.50% 31
Scotland -46 50 £42,500 +18.06% 26
Wales -29 38 £43,750 -18.22% 11
North East -21 11 £24,500 -44.32% 9
Northern Ireland -44 7 £60,500 +21.00% 1

For the 6 months to 21 October 2021, 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.

1 972 (33.23%) Finance
2 909 (31.08%) Social Skills
3 689 (23.56%) Agile Software Development
4 663 (22.67%) Marketing
5 635 (21.71%) Business Intelligence
6 613 (20.96%) Manufacturing
7 595 (20.34%) Public Sector
8 582 (19.90%) Electronics
9 565 (19.32%) Digital Marketing
10 564 (19.28%) Programme Management
11 558 (19.08%) SAP
12 491 (16.79%) Degree
13 442 (15.11%) Microsoft
14 376 (12.85%) AWS
15 366 (12.51%) Problem-Solving
16 342 (11.69%) Python
17 327 (11.18%) Azure
18 310 (10.60%) Project Management
19 300 (10.26%) Linux
20 295 (10.09%) Cisco
21 291 (9.95%) Java
22 286 (9.78%) JavaScript
23 282 (9.64%) Software Engineering
24 281 (9.61%) Windows
25 274 (9.37%) SQL
26 271 (9.26%) Analytical Skills
27 269 (9.20%) ITIL
28 257 (8.79%) DevOps
29 238 (8.14%) Stakeholder Management
30 236 (8.07%) Cybersecurity

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 57 (1.95%) SharePoint
2 34 (1.16%) Confluence
3 30 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
4 29 (0.99%) MS Exchange
5 27 (0.92%) Apache Spark
6 24 (0.82%) Tomcat
7 21 (0.72%) Apache
7 21 (0.72%) OpenStack
8 17 (0.58%) SAS
9 16 (0.55%) IIS
10 13 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2010
10 13 (0.44%) Skype for Business
11 11 (0.38%) nginx
12 10 (0.34%) CMS
13 7 (0.24%) Umbraco
14 5 (0.17%) IBM HTTP Server
15 4 (0.14%) Apache Airflow
15 4 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2013
15 4 (0.14%) Jupyter
15 4 (0.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 150 (5.13%) Microsoft Office
2 82 (2.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 35 (1.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 34 (1.16%) MS Visio
5 31 (1.06%) Microsoft Project
6 16 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (0.31%) AutoCAD
8 5 (0.17%) SOLIDWORKS
9 4 (0.14%) Figma
10 3 (0.10%) Acrobat
10 3 (0.10%) OmniGraffle
10 3 (0.10%) Photoshop
10 3 (0.10%) SPSS
11 2 (0.068%) InDesign
11 2 (0.068%) Simulink
11 2 (0.068%) Zemax
12 1 (0.034%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 1 (0.034%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.034%) Adobe Premiere
12 1 (0.034%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 10 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 8 (0.27%) Sentinel
2 8 (0.27%) Unica
3 6 (0.21%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 5 (0.17%) FastStats
5 4 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.10%) Shopify
6 3 (0.10%) Veritas eDiscovery
7 2 (0.068%) Adobe Campaign
7 2 (0.068%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.068%) Remedy AR System
7 2 (0.068%) Sprinklr
8 1 (0.034%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.034%) Dynamics GP
8 1 (0.034%) iTrent
8 1 (0.034%) Misys Midas
8 1 (0.034%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 376 (12.85%) AWS
2 327 (11.18%) Azure
3 169 (5.78%) Microsoft 365
4 162 (5.54%) SaaS
5 132 (4.51%) GCP
6 52 (1.78%) Serverless
7 51 (1.74%) Twilio
8 47 (1.61%) Amazon EC2
9 46 (1.57%) Amazon S3
10 34 (1.16%) Power Platform
11 29 (0.99%) AWS Lambda
12 23 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
13 22 (0.75%) OpenShift
14 21 (0.72%) Azure Active Directory
15 19 (0.65%) PaaS
15 19 (0.65%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
16 18 (0.62%) Salesforce Service Cloud
17 15 (0.51%) Amazon SQS
17 15 (0.51%) Azure Data Factory
18 14 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 228 (7.79%) Firewall
2 216 (7.38%) WAN
3 182 (6.22%) LAN
4 168 (5.74%) Wireless
5 163 (5.57%) Broadband
6 145 (4.96%) TCP/IP
7 125 (4.27%) 5G
8 105 (3.59%) DNS
8 105 (3.59%) Ethernet
9 103 (3.52%) Wi-Fi
10 102 (3.49%) VPN
11 99 (3.38%) VoIP
12 98 (3.35%) MPLS
13 85 (2.91%) Internet
14 81 (2.77%) Network Security
15 79 (2.70%) HTTP
16 71 (2.43%) DHCP
17 67 (2.29%) 4G
18 64 (2.19%) BGP
19 57 (1.95%) SD-WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 132 (4.51%) SQL Server
2 120 (4.10%) PostgreSQL
3 86 (2.94%) MySQL
4 72 (2.46%) MongoDB
5 70 (2.39%) Big Data
6 57 (1.95%) Relational Database
7 47 (1.61%) NoSQL
8 41 (1.40%) Data Lake
9 37 (1.26%) Oracle Database
10 36 (1.23%) RDBMS
11 33 (1.13%) Tableau
12 32 (1.09%) Power BI
13 31 (1.06%) Amazon RDS
14 30 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
15 27 (0.92%) Hadoop
15 27 (0.92%) Redis
16 25 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 22 (0.75%) HBase
18 18 (0.62%) BigQuery
19 17 (0.58%) Metadata
Development Applications
1 148 (5.06%) Git (software)
2 108 (3.69%) JIRA
3 68 (2.32%) Jenkins
4 58 (1.98%) Maven
5 33 (1.13%) Cypress.io
6 27 (0.92%) Selenium
6 27 (0.92%) Subversion
7 25 (0.85%) Visual Studio
8 23 (0.79%) JUnit
9 19 (0.65%) Cucumber
9 19 (0.65%) GitLab
10 18 (0.62%) CircleCI
11 16 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
12 15 (0.51%) Oracle APEX
13 13 (0.44%) gulp
13 13 (0.44%) IntelliJ
14 11 (0.38%) Postman
15 10 (0.34%) Bitbucket
15 10 (0.34%) Liquibase
15 10 (0.34%) SpecFlow
General
1 972 (33.23%) Finance
2 909 (31.08%) Social Skills
3 663 (22.67%) Marketing
4 613 (20.96%) Manufacturing
5 595 (20.34%) Public Sector
6 582 (19.90%) Electronics
7 271 (9.26%) Analytical Skills
8 198 (6.77%) Banking
9 193 (6.60%) Retail
10 122 (4.17%) Presentation Skills
11 102 (3.49%) Legal
12 92 (3.15%) Billing
13 77 (2.63%) Law
14 64 (2.19%) Organisational Skills
15 62 (2.12%) Influencing Skills
16 48 (1.64%) Games
17 47 (1.61%) Pharmaceutical
18 37 (1.26%) Documentation Skills
19 32 (1.09%) Automotive
20 27 (0.92%) Inclusion and Diversity
Job Titles
1 313 (10.70%) Developer
2 229 (7.83%) Architect
3 206 (7.04%) Analyst
4 172 (5.88%) Project Manager
5 158 (5.40%) Consultant
6 130 (4.44%) Software Engineer
7 128 (4.38%) Network Engineer
8 108 (3.69%) Solutions Architect
9 95 (3.25%) Software Developer
10 80 (2.74%) Telecoms Engineer
11 78 (2.67%) Telecoms Manager
12 71 (2.43%) Support Engineer
13 69 (2.36%) Business Analyst
13 69 (2.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 67 (2.29%) IT Support
15 65 (2.22%) IT Manager
16 58 (1.98%) Senior Manager
17 57 (1.95%) DevOps Engineer
17 57 (1.95%) Senior Developer
18 56 (1.91%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 171 (5.85%) AngularJS
2 164 (5.61%) CSS
3 157 (5.37%) HTML
4 130 (4.44%) REST
5 129 (4.41%) React
6 122 (4.17%) Node.js
7 112 (3.83%) .NET
8 111 (3.79%) Spring
9 110 (3.76%) Web Services
10 81 (2.77%) SOAP
11 71 (2.43%) XML
12 52 (1.78%) jQuery
13 46 (1.57%) Spring Boot
14 43 (1.47%) .NET Core
15 40 (1.37%) ASP.NET
16 38 (1.30%) Jest
16 38 (1.30%) XMPP
17 36 (1.23%) Vue.js
18 35 (1.20%) TensorFlow
19 33 (1.13%) Angular 2
Miscellaneous
1 174 (5.95%) Self-Motivation
2 162 (5.54%) Data Centre
3 128 (4.38%) User Experience
4 107 (3.66%) Management Information System
5 73 (2.50%) Cloud Native
6 64 (2.19%) Social Media
7 62 (2.12%) Driving Licence
8 56 (1.91%) Algorithms
9 43 (1.47%) Greenfield Project
10 42 (1.44%) Smart City
11 35 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
12 33 (1.13%) Fibre Optics
13 31 (1.06%) Smartphone
14 28 (0.96%) Video Conferencing
14 28 (0.96%) Virtual Team
15 26 (0.89%) Public Cloud
16 25 (0.85%) Mobile App
17 23 (0.79%) Legacy Code
18 22 (0.75%) SCADA
19 20 (0.68%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 300 (10.26%) Linux
2 281 (9.61%) Windows
3 108 (3.69%) Windows Server
4 58 (1.98%) Unix
5 45 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
6 36 (1.23%) Windows 10
7 33 (1.13%) Android
8 29 (0.99%) Embedded Linux
9 25 (0.85%) CentOS
10 22 (0.75%) Apple iOS
10 22 (0.75%) Windows Server 2016
11 20 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 19 (0.65%) Windows Server 2019
13 16 (0.55%) Ubuntu
14 14 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
15 10 (0.34%) VMS
16 9 (0.31%) Solaris
16 9 (0.31%) Windows 7
17 6 (0.21%) CatOS
18 5 (0.17%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 689 (23.56%) Agile Software Development
2 635 (21.71%) Business Intelligence
3 565 (19.32%) Digital Marketing
4 564 (19.28%) Programme Management
5 366 (12.51%) Problem-Solving
6 310 (10.60%) Project Management
7 282 (9.64%) Software Engineering
8 269 (9.20%) ITIL
9 257 (8.79%) DevOps
10 238 (8.14%) Stakeholder Management
11 236 (8.07%) Cybersecurity
12 231 (7.90%) Computer Science
13 177 (6.05%) Scrum
14 167 (5.71%) Test Automation
15 160 (5.47%) Microservices
16 156 (5.33%) Decision-Making
17 154 (5.26%) Mentoring
18 152 (5.20%) Analytics
19 148 (5.06%) Full Stack Development
20 146 (4.99%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 342 (11.69%) Python
2 291 (9.95%) Java
3 286 (9.78%) JavaScript
4 274 (9.37%) SQL
5 135 (4.62%) C++
6 134 (4.58%) TypeScript
7 120 (4.10%) C#
8 119 (4.07%) C
9 73 (2.50%) Java 8
10 67 (2.29%) PowerShell
11 65 (2.22%) Go
12 64 (2.19%) Bash Shell
13 39 (1.33%) R
14 37 (1.26%) PHP
15 34 (1.16%) Perl
16 33 (1.13%) Java 11
17 29 (0.99%) T-SQL
18 28 (0.96%) Ruby
19 26 (0.89%) Embedded C++
20 25 (0.85%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 491 (16.79%) Degree
2 139 (4.75%) Cisco Certification
3 115 (3.93%) Security Cleared
4 96 (3.28%) CCNP
5 91 (3.11%) SC Cleared
6 75 (2.56%) CCNA
7 73 (2.50%) Computer Science Degree
8 52 (1.78%) Master's Degree
9 48 (1.64%) CISSP
10 47 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
11 35 (1.20%) CISM
11 35 (1.20%) MCSA
11 35 (1.20%) PMI Certification
11 35 (1.20%) PMP
12 33 (1.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 31 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
13 31 (1.06%) MCSE
14 29 (0.99%) PhD
15 23 (0.79%) HNC
16 22 (0.75%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 160 (5.47%) QA
2 109 (3.73%) SLA
3 69 (2.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 64 (2.19%) NIST
5 57 (1.95%) GDPR
6 50 (1.71%) PMO
7 30 (1.03%) PCI DSS
8 19 (0.65%) Cyber Essentials
9 15 (0.51%) Accessibility
10 12 (0.41%) Good Clinical Practice
11 9 (0.31%) COBIT
12 8 (0.27%) Data Quality
13 7 (0.24%) GAAP
14 6 (0.21%) Actionable Recommendations
14 6 (0.21%) GRC
14 6 (0.21%) ISO 9001
14 6 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 6 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 6 (0.21%) TickIT
15 5 (0.17%) SOC 2
System Software
1 218 (7.45%) Active Directory
2 198 (6.77%) Docker
3 125 (4.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 68 (2.32%) Hyper-V
5 38 (1.30%) Firmware
6 27 (0.92%) vSphere
7 21 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
8 13 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
9 12 (0.41%) VMware NSX
10 10 (0.34%) KVM
11 9 (0.31%) XenApp
12 8 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 8 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
13 7 (0.24%) iptables
13 7 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
14 6 (0.21%) ProxySG
15 5 (0.17%) Kamailio
15 5 (0.17%) Snort
15 5 (0.17%) Squid
15 5 (0.17%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 135 (4.62%) Kubernetes
2 100 (3.42%) Ansible
3 80 (2.74%) Terraform
4 36 (1.23%) Kibana
5 31 (1.06%) Puppet
6 27 (0.92%) Graylog
7 25 (0.85%) SCCM
8 20 (0.68%) Grafana
9 19 (0.65%) Cisco Prime
10 18 (0.62%) Microsoft Intune
10 18 (0.62%) SCOM
11 17 (0.58%) WSUS
12 13 (0.44%) Kubeflow
13 12 (0.41%) Amdocs OSS
13 12 (0.41%) Prometheus
13 12 (0.41%) Single Sign-On
14 10 (0.34%) Cisco CUCM
15 8 (0.27%) Cisco UCCX
15 8 (0.27%) Nessus
15 8 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 558 (19.08%) SAP
2 442 (15.11%) Microsoft
3 295 (10.09%) Cisco
4 199 (6.80%) VMware
5 121 (4.14%) Google
6 116 (3.97%) Oracle
7 63 (2.15%) Juniper
7 63 (2.15%) Salesforce.com
8 49 (1.68%) EMC
9 42 (1.44%) Citrix
10 38 (1.30%) ServiceNow
11 36 (1.23%) Remedy
12 35 (1.20%) F5
13 29 (0.99%) CheckPoint
14 28 (0.96%) Apple
14 28 (0.96%) Avaya
14 28 (0.96%) Palo Alto
14 28 (0.96%) SolarWinds
15 26 (0.89%) Dell
15 26 (0.89%) Splunk