Period
to 21 August 2018

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 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Telecommunications
UK
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 118 76 58
Rank change year-on-year -42 -18 +3
Permanent jobs citing Telecoms 4,648 6,821 9,646
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.75% 3.87% 4.89%
As % of the General category 6.64% 8.93% 11.18%
Number of salaries quoted 3,432 5,291 7,591
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
10th Percentile £24,525 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -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 69,948 76,423 86,242
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.39% 43.36% 43.76%
Number of salaries quoted 53,768 56,642 70,572
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £29,250 £29,000 £28,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £43,500
% change year-on-year +3.45% - +2.35%

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 21 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Telecoms in the UK

Telecoms
Top 18 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 August 2018. 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 -44 4,339 £47,500 - 1,157
UK excluding London -43 2,835 £45,000 - 636
London -38 1,677 £57,250 +4.09% 549
South East -48 963 £50,000 +5.26% 190
South West -21 561 £45,000 -5.26% 133
North of England -35 548 £37,500 -11.76% 100
North West -18 368 £40,000 - 62
Midlands -23 304 £32,500 -15.58% 78
East of England -70 275 £37,500 -6.25% 104
West Midlands +19 219 £35,000 -6.67% 42
Yorkshire -9 154 £40,000 -5.88% 35
Scotland +7 115 £42,500 -22.73% 12
East Midlands -51 93 £19,500 -55.43% 36
Wales +23 57 £33,173 -33.65% 15
North East -48 26 £11,550 -75.68% 3
Northern Ireland +7 24 £30,500 -46.49% 3
Isle of Man +9 7 £32,500 - 1
Channel Islands - 3 £70,000 -

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, 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 1,563 (33.63%) Finance
2 996 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
3 943 (20.29%) Marketing
4 808 (17.38%) Degree
5 716 (15.40%) Microsoft
6 702 (15.10%) Electronics
7 698 (15.02%) Programme Management
8 694 (14.93%) Manufacturing
9 688 (14.80%) SAP
10 687 (14.78%) Business Intelligence
11 647 (13.92%) SQL
12 635 (13.66%) Digital Marketing
13 599 (12.89%) Java
14 596 (12.82%) Windows
15 533 (11.47%) Linux
16 516 (11.10%) Cisco
17 490 (10.54%) Banking
18 483 (10.39%) Project Management
19 478 (10.28%) ITIL
20 467 (10.05%) Retail
21 461 (9.92%) JavaScript
22 450 (9.68%) Python
23 445 (9.57%) C#
24 388 (8.35%) .NET
25 380 (8.18%) Test Automation
26 370 (7.96%) Problem-Solving
27 366 (7.87%) Analytical Skills
28 364 (7.83%) Amazon AWS
29 355 (7.64%) Active Directory
29 355 (7.64%) Scrum

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
1 116 (2.50%) MS Exchange
2 110 (2.37%) Apache Spark
3 91 (1.96%) Ethereum
4 81 (1.74%) SharePoint
5 68 (1.46%) Tomcat
6 49 (1.05%) Apache
7 39 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2010
8 37 (0.80%) IIS
9 34 (0.73%) JBoss
9 34 (0.73%) OpenStack
10 33 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
11 30 (0.65%) Skype for Business
12 26 (0.56%) Confluence
13 25 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
14 24 (0.52%) Apache Solr
14 24 (0.52%) CMS
14 24 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 23 (0.49%) Smallworld
16 19 (0.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 18 (0.39%) Mule
Applications
1 294 (6.33%) Microsoft Office
2 185 (3.98%) Microsoft Excel
3 128 (2.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 63 (1.36%) MS Visio
5 47 (1.01%) Microsoft Project
6 19 (0.41%) Photoshop
7 12 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 9 (0.19%) RoboHelp
9 8 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
9 8 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
10 7 (0.15%) InDesign
10 7 (0.15%) InVision
11 6 (0.13%) AutoCAD
12 5 (0.11%) SOLIDWORKS
13 4 (0.086%) Simulink
14 3 (0.065%) Camtasia
15 2 (0.043%) Chatbot
16 1 (0.022%) Mozilla Thunderbird
16 1 (0.022%) Siemens NX
16 1 (0.022%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 50 (1.08%) Distributed Ledger
2 25 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
3 13 (0.28%) SAP Hybris
4 10 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
4 10 (0.22%) SAP S/4HANA
5 6 (0.13%) SAP ERP
6 5 (0.11%) Magento
6 5 (0.11%) SAP MM
6 5 (0.11%) Traffica
7 4 (0.086%) NetSuite
7 4 (0.086%) Oracle Payables
7 4 (0.086%) Workfront
8 3 (0.065%) Oracle ERP
8 3 (0.065%) Primavera
9 2 (0.043%) CSG Singleview
9 2 (0.043%) Elite 3E
9 2 (0.043%) SAP Business One
9 2 (0.043%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 2 (0.043%) Shopify
9 2 (0.043%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 364 (7.83%) Amazon AWS
2 329 (7.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 165 (3.55%) Cloud Computing
4 164 (3.53%) SaaS
5 143 (3.08%) Office 365
6 124 (2.67%) GitHub
7 83 (1.79%) Amazon EC2
8 77 (1.66%) Google Cloud Platform
9 71 (1.53%) Amazon S3
10 60 (1.29%) IaaS
11 39 (0.84%) PaaS
12 28 (0.60%) Serverless
13 26 (0.56%) AWS Lambda
14 23 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
15 20 (0.43%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
16 15 (0.32%) Amazon SQS
17 10 (0.22%) OpenShift
17 10 (0.22%) Salesforce Service Cloud
17 10 (0.22%) Slack
18 9 (0.19%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 342 (7.36%) WAN
2 289 (6.22%) Firewall
3 250 (5.38%) LAN
4 231 (4.97%) VoIP
5 205 (4.41%) TCP/IP
6 190 (4.09%) Wireless
7 180 (3.87%) MPLS
8 169 (3.64%) Broadband
9 168 (3.61%) Internet
10 158 (3.40%) Ethernet
11 156 (3.36%) DNS
12 133 (2.86%) VPN
13 128 (2.75%) BGP
14 124 (2.67%) DHCP
15 119 (2.56%) OSPF
16 98 (2.11%) Network Security
17 94 (2.02%) Unified Communications
18 89 (1.91%) Wi-Fi
19 84 (1.81%) SAN
20 68 (1.46%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 287 (6.17%) SQL Server
2 214 (4.60%) MySQL
3 209 (4.50%) NoSQL
4 204 (4.39%) Big Data
5 160 (3.44%) PostgreSQL
6 153 (3.29%) Blockchain
7 118 (2.54%) Hadoop
8 116 (2.50%) Redis
9 80 (1.72%) Relational Database
10 70 (1.51%) SQL Server 2016
11 61 (1.31%) MongoDB
12 55 (1.18%) GIS
13 49 (1.05%) Apache Hive
14 48 (1.03%) Apache Cassandra
15 45 (0.97%) Oracle Database
16 36 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
17 34 (0.73%) Data Mining
18 32 (0.69%) Power BI
19 29 (0.62%) SQL Server 2008
20 28 (0.60%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 201 (4.32%) Git (software)
2 138 (2.97%) JIRA
3 107 (2.30%) Jenkins
4 80 (1.72%) Selenium
5 63 (1.36%) JUnit
6 61 (1.31%) Mocha
6 61 (1.31%) Visual Studio
7 52 (1.12%) Cucumber
8 44 (0.95%) LabVIEW
9 40 (0.86%) GitLab
10 30 (0.65%) Subversion
11 29 (0.62%) Maven
12 27 (0.58%) TeamCity
13 25 (0.54%) SpecFlow
14 24 (0.52%) IntelliJ
15 23 (0.49%) Eclipse
16 22 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
16 22 (0.47%) TestNG
17 21 (0.45%) JMeter
18 20 (0.43%) Bugzilla
General
1 1,563 (33.63%) Finance
2 943 (20.29%) Marketing
3 702 (15.10%) Electronics
4 694 (14.93%) Manufacturing
5 490 (10.54%) Banking
6 467 (10.05%) Retail
7 127 (2.73%) Advertising
8 116 (2.50%) Legal
9 110 (2.37%) Billing
10 70 (1.51%) German Language
11 66 (1.42%) Italian Language
12 56 (1.20%) French Language
13 51 (1.10%) Law
14 41 (0.88%) Automotive
14 41 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
15 40 (0.86%) Mandarin Language
16 38 (0.82%) Back Office
17 35 (0.75%) Games
18 31 (0.67%) Retail Banking
19 28 (0.60%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 811 (17.45%) Developer
2 468 (10.07%) Analyst
3 289 (6.22%) Architect
4 209 (4.50%) Support Engineer
5 198 (4.26%) Project Manager
6 194 (4.17%) Network Engineer
7 192 (4.13%) Consultant
8 186 (4.00%) .NET Developer
9 174 (3.74%) Senior Developer
10 167 (3.59%) Software Developer
11 160 (3.44%) Software Engineer
12 159 (3.42%) C# Developer
13 152 (3.27%) IT Manager
13 152 (3.27%) Java Developer
14 142 (3.06%) Solutions Architect
15 138 (2.97%) C# .NET Developer
16 132 (2.84%) Telecoms Manager
17 118 (2.54%) Junior
18 108 (2.32%) IT Support
19 96 (2.07%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 388 (8.35%) .NET
2 331 (7.12%) HTML
3 298 (6.41%) CSS
4 197 (4.24%) Web Services
5 187 (4.02%) AngularJS
6 185 (3.98%) Node.js
7 156 (3.36%) jQuery
8 154 (3.31%) ASP.NET
9 146 (3.14%) REST
10 136 (2.93%) XML
11 115 (2.47%) SOAP
12 112 (2.41%) Spring
13 106 (2.28%) React
14 92 (1.98%) RESTful
14 92 (1.98%) Smart Contracts
15 88 (1.89%) HTML5
16 78 (1.68%) Kafka
17 76 (1.64%) Truffle
17 76 (1.64%) web3js
18 74 (1.59%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 366 (7.87%) Analytical Skills
2 296 (6.37%) Computer Science
3 258 (5.55%) Data Centre
4 197 (4.24%) Self-Motivation
5 159 (3.42%) Management Information System
6 152 (3.27%) Greenfield Project
7 149 (3.21%) Driving Licence
8 118 (2.54%) User Experience
9 114 (2.45%) Virtual Team
10 101 (2.17%) Algorithms
11 87 (1.87%) Bitcoin
12 82 (1.76%) Fintech
13 73 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
14 70 (1.51%) Mobile App
15 55 (1.18%) Digital Media
16 54 (1.16%) Public Cloud
17 45 (0.97%) Acoustics
18 43 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
19 34 (0.73%) Social Media
20 32 (0.69%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 596 (12.82%) Windows
2 533 (11.47%) Linux
3 213 (4.58%) Windows Server
4 137 (2.95%) Unix
5 100 (2.15%) Windows Server 2012
6 94 (2.02%) Android
7 92 (1.98%) Windows 10
8 89 (1.91%) Windows Server 2008
9 80 (1.72%) Windows 7
10 65 (1.40%) Apple iOS
11 57 (1.23%) VMS
12 35 (0.75%) Mac OS X
13 31 (0.67%) CentOS
14 24 (0.52%) Solaris
15 18 (0.39%) Windows 8
15 18 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
16 16 (0.34%) Ubuntu
17 15 (0.32%) Mac OS
18 10 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 6 (0.13%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 996 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
2 698 (15.02%) Programme Management
3 687 (14.78%) Business Intelligence
4 635 (13.66%) Digital Marketing
5 483 (10.39%) Project Management
6 478 (10.28%) ITIL
7 380 (8.18%) Test Automation
8 370 (7.96%) Problem-Solving
9 355 (7.64%) Scrum
10 336 (7.23%) TDD
11 328 (7.06%) Software Engineering
12 281 (6.05%) Continuous Integration
13 263 (5.66%) Stakeholder Management
14 257 (5.53%) CRM
15 236 (5.08%) DevOps
15 236 (5.08%) Service Delivery
16 229 (4.93%) Service Management
17 226 (4.86%) PRINCE2
18 223 (4.80%) Analytics
19 221 (4.75%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 647 (13.92%) SQL
2 599 (12.89%) Java
3 461 (9.92%) JavaScript
4 450 (9.68%) Python
5 445 (9.57%) C#
6 291 (6.26%) C++
7 180 (3.87%) C
8 125 (2.69%) Ruby
9 122 (2.62%) Perl
10 105 (2.26%) PHP
11 101 (2.17%) Bash Shell
12 91 (1.96%) Solidity
13 87 (1.87%) ES6
13 87 (1.87%) PowerShell
14 74 (1.59%) PL/SQL
15 61 (1.31%) Go
16 58 (1.25%) Scala
17 57 (1.23%) Shell Script
18 51 (1.10%) T-SQL
19 41 (0.88%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 808 (17.38%) Degree
2 342 (7.36%) Cisco Certification
3 240 (5.16%) CCNA
4 188 (4.04%) Computer Science Degree
5 181 (3.89%) Security Cleared
6 157 (3.38%) CCNP
7 112 (2.41%) SC Cleared
8 74 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
9 71 (1.53%) CCIE
10 61 (1.31%) CISSP
11 54 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
11 54 (1.16%) PhD
12 53 (1.14%) PMI Certification
13 51 (1.10%) Network+ Certification
14 48 (1.03%) MCSE
15 44 (0.95%) CISM
16 43 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 41 (0.88%) DV Cleared
18 38 (0.82%) ISEB
19 36 (0.77%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 223 (4.80%) SLA
2 159 (3.42%) QA
3 93 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 67 (1.44%) PMO
5 64 (1.38%) GDPR
6 35 (0.75%) PCI DSS
7 25 (0.54%) Data Quality
8 17 (0.37%) GCP
8 17 (0.37%) ISO 9001
9 15 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials
10 13 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 12 (0.26%) MISRA
12 11 (0.24%) ISO 22301
13 10 (0.22%) Def Stans
14 9 (0.19%) ISO 31000
15 8 (0.17%) MISRA C
15 8 (0.17%) NEBOSH
16 7 (0.15%) ISO 14001
17 6 (0.13%) COBIT
17 6 (0.13%) PMBOK
System Software
1 355 (7.64%) Active Directory
2 234 (5.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 206 (4.43%) Docker
4 102 (2.19%) Hyper-V
5 95 (2.04%) Virtual Machines
6 45 (0.97%) vSphere
7 36 (0.77%) XenApp
8 26 (0.56%) Virtual Servers
9 23 (0.49%) HDFS
10 21 (0.45%) XenDesktop
11 18 (0.39%) KVM
12 17 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
13 16 (0.34%) Terminal Server
14 14 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
15 11 (0.24%) Firmware
16 9 (0.19%) Apache Flume
16 9 (0.19%) Xen
17 6 (0.13%) VMware Server
18 5 (0.11%) QEMU
18 5 (0.11%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 150 (3.23%) Kubernetes
2 131 (2.82%) Ansible
3 73 (1.57%) Puppet
4 61 (1.31%) SCCM
5 56 (1.20%) Docker Swarm
6 40 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
7 33 (0.71%) Cacti
8 23 (0.49%) ZABBIX
9 22 (0.47%) Nagios
9 22 (0.47%) Oozie
10 19 (0.41%) Terraform
11 18 (0.39%) AirWatch
11 18 (0.39%) Munin
12 17 (0.37%) Cisco CUCM
13 16 (0.34%) SCOM
14 15 (0.32%) WSUS
15 13 (0.28%) Hadoop YARN
16 11 (0.24%) HP ALM
16 11 (0.24%) Microsoft Intune
17 10 (0.22%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 716 (15.40%) Microsoft
2 688 (14.80%) SAP
3 516 (11.10%) Cisco
4 348 (7.49%) VMware
5 257 (5.53%) Oracle
6 164 (3.53%) Salesforce.com
7 136 (2.93%) Citrix
8 111 (2.39%) Google
8 111 (2.39%) Juniper
9 88 (1.89%) BT
10 81 (1.74%) Huawei
11 75 (1.61%) Dell
12 74 (1.59%) F5
12 74 (1.59%) Splunk
13 72 (1.55%) Avaya
14 66 (1.42%) Mitel
15 62 (1.33%) HP
16 61 (1.31%) EMC
17 59 (1.27%) Fortinet
17 59 (1.27%) NetApp