Period
to 3 March 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 3 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Telecommunications
UK
6 months to
3 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 121 115 106
Rank change year-on-year -6 -9 +16
Permanent jobs citing Telecoms 2,000 3,317 4,523
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.64% 2.71% 3.03%
As % of the General category 6.85% 6.80% 7.42%
Number of salaries quoted 1,848 2,594 3,613
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £29,250 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +7.95%

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 29,202 48,751 60,951
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.58% 39.90% 40.81%
Number of salaries quoted 21,745 37,409 47,007
Median annual salary £60,000 £55,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.11% +0.91% +10.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,250
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 3 March 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 3 March 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 0 1,929 £55,000 +10.00% 546
UK excluding London -6 1,297 £47,500 +5.56% 442
London 0 581 £70,000 +27.27% 129
South East +7 502 £50,000 -4.76% 126
Work from Home -27 319 £52,500 -1.87% 70
South West +4 269 £45,000 - 44
North of England +37 252 £50,000 +25.00% 109
Midlands -46 165 £40,000 +5.26% 88
Yorkshire +13 117 £48,500 +27.63% 51
West Midlands -35 115 £40,000 -11.11% 64
North West +33 114 £55,000 +22.22% 45
East of England -8 91 £38,500 -9.41% 47
East Midlands -17 53 £44,000 +39.68% 24
North East +8 21 £35,000 -30.00% 13
Wales +7 17 £43,625 +16.33% 8
Scotland -13 13 £42,500 -4.72% 14
Northern Ireland +12 6 £45,000 +5.88% 5

For the 6 months to 3 March 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.

1 830 (41.50%) Finance
2 660 (33.00%) Marketing
3 632 (31.60%) Manufacturing
4 628 (31.40%) Public Sector
5 619 (30.95%) Programme Management
6 618 (30.90%) Business Intelligence
7 613 (30.65%) SAP
8 605 (30.25%) Electronics
9 600 (30.00%) Digital Marketing
10 433 (21.65%) Agile Software Development
11 306 (15.30%) Degree
12 279 (13.95%) Microsoft
13 253 (12.65%) JavaScript
14 248 (12.40%) Python
15 247 (12.35%) Azure
16 242 (12.10%) Linux
17 225 (11.25%) AWS
18 198 (9.90%) SQL
18 198 (9.90%) Cisco
19 192 (9.60%) Problem-Solving
20 188 (9.40%) Computer Science
21 164 (8.20%) Java
22 161 (8.05%) DevOps
23 158 (7.90%) Scrum
24 153 (7.65%) Windows
25 152 (7.60%) Software Engineering
26 141 (7.05%) C++
27 138 (6.90%) AngularJS
28 135 (6.75%) Cisco Certification
28 135 (6.75%) Wireless

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 45 (2.25%) SharePoint
2 39 (1.95%) Apache Spark
3 38 (1.90%) Mule
4 24 (1.20%) Confluence
5 23 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
6 16 (0.80%) JBoss
6 16 (0.80%) Red Hat Fuse
7 15 (0.75%) Apache
7 15 (0.75%) Mule ESB
7 15 (0.75%) Tomcat
8 14 (0.70%) OpenStack
9 13 (0.65%) MS Exchange
9 13 (0.65%) Tornado
10 12 (0.60%) CMS
11 11 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
11 11 (0.55%) Skype for Business
12 7 (0.35%) SAS
13 6 (0.30%) WordPress
14 5 (0.25%) Joomla!
14 5 (0.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 86 (4.30%) Microsoft Office
2 80 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 31 (1.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 23 (1.15%) MS Visio
5 17 (0.85%) Chatbot
6 16 (0.80%) SOLIDWORKS
6 16 (0.80%) Zeplin
7 14 (0.70%) Microsoft Project
8 12 (0.60%) AutoCAD
9 6 (0.30%) Sketch
10 5 (0.25%) Simulink
11 4 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
12 3 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
12 3 (0.15%) InVision
12 3 (0.15%) Photoshop
13 2 (0.10%) Adobe XD
14 1 (0.050%) Figma
14 1 (0.050%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 6 (0.30%) Sprinklr
2 5 (0.25%) JDE OneWorld
3 4 (0.20%) Social Studio
4 3 (0.15%) SAP CRM
4 3 (0.15%) SAP S/4HANA
4 3 (0.15%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.10%) Cerner Millennium
5 2 (0.10%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.10%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.10%) SAP Hybris
5 2 (0.10%) SAP PSCD
6 1 (0.050%) Actimize
6 1 (0.050%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.050%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.050%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.050%) Primavera
6 1 (0.050%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.050%) SAP GRC
6 1 (0.050%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.050%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 247 (12.35%) Azure
2 225 (11.25%) AWS
3 122 (6.10%) SaaS
4 108 (5.40%) GCP
5 84 (4.20%) Microsoft 365
6 32 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
7 23 (1.15%) Power Platform
8 22 (1.10%) Amazon EC2
9 21 (1.05%) Serverless
10 20 (1.00%) PaaS
11 19 (0.95%) IaaS
11 19 (0.95%) OpenShift
11 19 (0.95%) Trello
12 11 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
13 8 (0.40%) Kong
14 7 (0.35%) AWS Lambda
15 5 (0.25%) npm
16 4 (0.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 4 (0.20%) Amazon SQS
16 4 (0.20%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 135 (6.75%) Wireless
2 134 (6.70%) Firewall
3 119 (5.95%) VoIP
4 117 (5.85%) WAN
5 102 (5.10%) LAN
6 101 (5.05%) TCP/IP
7 84 (4.20%) Wi-Fi
8 78 (3.90%) Broadband
9 72 (3.60%) DNS
10 66 (3.30%) Ethernet
11 63 (3.15%) VPN
12 61 (3.05%) Network Security
13 59 (2.95%) DHCP
14 56 (2.80%) MPLS
15 55 (2.75%) BGP
16 50 (2.50%) 5G
17 49 (2.45%) OSPF
18 47 (2.35%) Internet
18 47 (2.35%) Wireshark
19 40 (2.00%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (5.05%) SQL Server
2 79 (3.95%) NoSQL
3 56 (2.80%) MySQL
4 48 (2.40%) MongoDB
5 46 (2.30%) PostgreSQL
6 43 (2.15%) Big Data
7 37 (1.85%) Hadoop
8 28 (1.40%) Apache Cassandra
8 28 (1.40%) Relational Database
9 26 (1.30%) Redis
10 25 (1.25%) GIS
11 23 (1.15%) Power BI
11 23 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 22 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 21 (1.05%) MS Access
14 18 (0.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 14 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
16 10 (0.50%) BusinessObjects
17 7 (0.35%) Oracle Database
17 7 (0.35%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 107 (5.35%) Git (software)
2 60 (3.00%) JIRA
3 40 (2.00%) JUnit
4 35 (1.75%) Maven
5 31 (1.55%) Jenkins
6 25 (1.25%) Cucumber
7 21 (1.05%) JBehave
8 18 (0.90%) gulp
8 18 (0.90%) Subversion
9 17 (0.85%) GitLab
10 16 (0.80%) Grunt
10 16 (0.80%) IntelliJ
11 12 (0.60%) Selenium
11 12 (0.60%) Visual Studio
12 11 (0.55%) Postman
13 8 (0.40%) Fiddler
13 8 (0.40%) SoapUI
13 8 (0.40%) webpack
14 7 (0.35%) Artifactory
14 7 (0.35%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 830 (41.50%) Finance
2 660 (33.00%) Marketing
3 632 (31.60%) Manufacturing
4 628 (31.40%) Public Sector
5 605 (30.25%) Electronics
6 132 (6.60%) Banking
7 80 (4.00%) Retail
8 55 (2.75%) Games
9 51 (2.55%) Legal
10 29 (1.45%) Local Government
11 22 (1.10%) Billing
12 21 (1.05%) Advertising
13 17 (0.85%) Law
14 15 (0.75%) Automotive
15 12 (0.60%) Military
16 11 (0.55%) Back Office
17 8 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
18 6 (0.30%) Financial Institution
19 4 (0.20%) Aerospace
19 4 (0.20%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 369 (18.45%) Developer
2 138 (6.90%) Architect
3 125 (6.25%) Analyst
4 120 (6.00%) Network Engineer
5 114 (5.70%) Consultant
6 96 (4.80%) Senior Developer
7 87 (4.35%) Software Engineer
8 82 (4.10%) Telecoms Manager
9 72 (3.60%) Java Developer
10 69 (3.45%) Design Engineer
11 68 (3.40%) Software Developer
12 65 (3.25%) Project Manager
13 57 (2.85%) Administrator
14 53 (2.65%) Solutions Architect
14 53 (2.65%) Telecoms Engineer
15 52 (2.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 49 (2.45%) .NET Developer
17 47 (2.35%) Systems Administrator
18 46 (2.30%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
19 43 (2.15%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 138 (6.90%) AngularJS
2 133 (6.65%) CSS
3 121 (6.05%) .NET
4 113 (5.65%) HTML
5 108 (5.40%) REST
6 94 (4.70%) React
7 73 (3.65%) .NET Core
7 73 (3.65%) Node.js
8 70 (3.50%) Web Services
9 67 (3.35%) jQuery
10 57 (2.85%) ASP.NET
11 55 (2.75%) SOAP
11 55 (2.75%) Vue.js
12 40 (2.00%) Spring
13 39 (1.95%) HTML5
13 39 (1.95%) XML
14 35 (1.75%) RESTful
15 33 (1.65%) ASP.NET MVC
16 29 (1.45%) JSON
17 28 (1.40%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 120 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
2 110 (5.50%) Data Centre
3 103 (5.15%) User Experience
4 76 (3.80%) Management Information System
5 63 (3.15%) Self-Motivation
6 55 (2.75%) Algorithms
7 54 (2.70%) Cloud Native
8 36 (1.80%) Blog
8 36 (1.80%) Mobile App
9 27 (1.35%) Client/Server
9 27 (1.35%) Data Structures
10 22 (1.10%) Fibre Optics
11 21 (1.05%) Driving Licence
11 21 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
12 18 (0.90%) Video on Demand
13 16 (0.80%) NHS
14 15 (0.75%) ASTM
14 15 (0.75%) Greenfield Project
14 15 (0.75%) Virtual Team
15 14 (0.70%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 242 (12.10%) Linux
2 153 (7.65%) Windows
3 56 (2.80%) Windows Server
4 48 (2.40%) Unix
5 41 (2.05%) Windows 10
6 23 (1.15%) CentOS
7 20 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 15 (0.75%) Windows Server 2016
9 14 (0.70%) Android
10 13 (0.65%) Windows 7
11 12 (0.60%) Ubuntu
11 12 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
12 9 (0.45%) Apple iOS
12 9 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (0.30%) Windows Server 2019
14 4 (0.20%) Embedded Linux
14 4 (0.20%) Mac OS
14 4 (0.20%) Solaris
15 3 (0.15%) Debian
15 3 (0.15%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 619 (30.95%) Programme Management
2 618 (30.90%) Business Intelligence
3 600 (30.00%) Digital Marketing
4 433 (21.65%) Agile Software Development
5 192 (9.60%) Problem-Solving
6 188 (9.40%) Computer Science
7 161 (8.05%) DevOps
8 158 (7.90%) Scrum
9 152 (7.60%) Software Engineering
10 131 (6.55%) ITIL
11 129 (6.45%) Project Management
12 109 (5.45%) Project Delivery
13 100 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
14 94 (4.70%) Integration Testing
15 91 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
15 91 (4.55%) Cybersecurity
16 85 (4.25%) Analytics
17 83 (4.15%) Microservices
18 80 (4.00%) Test Automation
19 77 (3.85%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 253 (12.65%) JavaScript
2 248 (12.40%) Python
3 198 (9.90%) SQL
4 164 (8.20%) Java
5 141 (7.05%) C++
6 100 (5.00%) C#
7 80 (4.00%) C
8 64 (3.20%) TypeScript
9 62 (3.10%) Bash Shell
10 57 (2.85%) PHP
11 40 (2.00%) Go
12 33 (1.65%) PowerShell
13 20 (1.00%) Rust
13 20 (1.00%) Shell Script
14 17 (0.85%) T-SQL
15 16 (0.80%) Apex Code
15 16 (0.80%) Scala
16 14 (0.70%) VB.NET
17 10 (0.50%) Cython
18 8 (0.40%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 306 (15.30%) Degree
2 135 (6.75%) Cisco Certification
3 128 (6.40%) Security Cleared
4 101 (5.05%) CCNP
5 82 (4.10%) SC Cleared
6 56 (2.80%) CCNA
7 54 (2.70%) Master's Degree
8 33 (1.65%) Microsoft Certification
8 33 (1.65%) PhD
9 30 (1.50%) Computer Science Degree
10 29 (1.45%) CCIE
11 20 (1.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 18 (0.90%) CISSP
12 18 (0.90%) DV Cleared
13 17 (0.85%) JNCIP
14 15 (0.75%) CISM
15 13 (0.65%) HND
16 12 (0.60%) TOGAF Certification
17 11 (0.55%) HNC
17 11 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (4.95%) QA
2 64 (3.20%) SLA
3 52 (2.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 45 (2.25%) GDPR
5 22 (1.10%) PMO
6 20 (1.00%) PCI DSS
7 15 (0.75%) NIST
8 12 (0.60%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 11 (0.55%) Data Quality
10 8 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials
11 7 (0.35%) ISO 9001
12 5 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 5 (0.25%) NCSC
13 4 (0.20%) Actionable Recommendations
13 4 (0.20%) ISO 20022
14 3 (0.15%) COBIT
14 3 (0.15%) ISO 13485
14 3 (0.15%) ISO 14001
14 3 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 3 (0.15%) NIST 800
System Software
1 131 (6.55%) Active Directory
2 126 (6.30%) Docker
3 88 (4.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 38 (1.90%) Hyper-V
5 20 (1.00%) Virtual Servers
6 18 (0.90%) KVM
7 16 (0.80%) XenApp
8 15 (0.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 15 (0.75%) XenDesktop
9 9 (0.45%) Firmware
10 8 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.20%) VMware NSX
11 4 (0.20%) vSphere
12 3 (0.15%) FreeRADIUS
12 3 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
13 2 (0.10%) Kamailio
13 2 (0.10%) Snort
13 2 (0.10%) Squid
13 2 (0.10%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.10%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 101 (5.05%) Kubernetes
2 57 (2.85%) Ansible
3 46 (2.30%) Terraform
4 32 (1.60%) Puppet
5 25 (1.25%) Kibana
6 24 (1.20%) Graylog
7 18 (0.90%) SCCM
8 17 (0.85%) Grafana
9 15 (0.75%) FortiGate
9 15 (0.75%) vRealize
10 14 (0.70%) HAProxy
11 10 (0.50%) Cisco CUCM
11 10 (0.50%) Istio
11 10 (0.50%) Packer
11 10 (0.50%) Prometheus
12 9 (0.45%) Nagios
13 8 (0.40%) Cisco Prime
13 8 (0.40%) WSUS
14 7 (0.35%) Knative
14 7 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 613 (30.65%) SAP
2 279 (13.95%) Microsoft
3 198 (9.90%) Cisco
4 133 (6.65%) VMware
5 88 (4.40%) Google
6 56 (2.80%) Oracle
7 47 (2.35%) Avaya
8 46 (2.30%) Juniper
8 46 (2.30%) Red Hat
8 46 (2.30%) Salesforce.com
9 42 (2.10%) Citrix
10 41 (2.05%) F5
11 37 (1.85%) Mitel
12 33 (1.65%) Palo Alto
13 32 (1.60%) BT
14 28 (1.40%) Dell
15 27 (1.35%) HP
16 25 (1.25%) Fortinet
17 24 (1.20%) IBM
18 23 (1.15%) Ericsson