Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Telecommunications
UK
6 months to
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 124 76 57
Rank change year-on-year -48 -19 +3
Permanent jobs citing Telecoms 4,776 6,564 10,049
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.75% 3.79% 4.99%
As % of the General category 6.64% 9.02% 11.33%
Number of salaries quoted 3,502 5,199 7,975
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -1.04% -4.00%
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,400 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £44,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year -3.41% +2.33% -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 71,912 72,778 88,675
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.37% 42.05% 44.02%
Number of salaries quoted 55,640 56,965 72,046
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £29,500 £28,750 £28,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £83,750 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +4.65% - +1.18%

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 -43 4,508 £47,500 - 1,111
UK excluding London -34 2,914 £42,500 -3.41% 594
London -46 1,729 £60,000 +9.09% 556
South East -38 1,026 £45,000 - 170
North of England -8 587 £40,000 -5.88% 102
South West -24 518 £45,000 -5.26% 136
North West -12 370 £40,000 -11.11% 72
East of England -57 339 £37,500 -6.25% 80
Midlands -35 301 £35,000 -12.50% 63
West Midlands +1 217 £32,000 -14.67% 39
Yorkshire -9 174 £40,000 - 19
Scotland -6 96 £40,000 -14.89% 19
East Midlands -57 89 £26,750 -46.50% 24
North East +8 44 £11,550 -74.33% 11
Wales -4 39 £35,000 -17.65% 18
Northern Ireland +17 26 £30,500 -46.49% 3
Channel Islands - 4 £70,000 -
Isle of Man - 3 £32,500 - 3

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 1,612 (33.75%) Finance
2 1,067 (22.34%) Agile Software Development
3 921 (19.28%) Marketing
4 821 (17.19%) Degree
5 710 (14.87%) Microsoft
6 694 (14.53%) Manufacturing
7 693 (14.51%) Electronics
8 690 (14.45%) Programme Management
9 683 (14.30%) Business Intelligence
10 677 (14.18%) SQL
11 649 (13.59%) SAP
12 631 (13.21%) Digital Marketing
13 572 (11.98%) Java
14 567 (11.87%) Linux
15 566 (11.85%) Windows
16 549 (11.49%) Banking
17 515 (10.78%) JavaScript
18 494 (10.34%) Retail
19 474 (9.92%) Cisco
20 467 (9.78%) Project Management
21 461 (9.65%) C#
22 456 (9.55%) ITIL
23 438 (9.17%) Python
24 421 (8.81%) .NET
25 416 (8.71%) Amazon AWS
26 387 (8.10%) Test Automation
27 380 (7.96%) TDD
28 360 (7.54%) Problem-Solving
29 354 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
30 349 (7.31%) Microsoft Azure

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
1 120 (2.51%) Apache Spark
2 112 (2.35%) MS Exchange
3 83 (1.74%) Ethereum
4 81 (1.70%) Tomcat
5 72 (1.51%) SharePoint
6 47 (0.98%) JBoss
7 46 (0.96%) Apache
8 40 (0.84%) IIS
9 39 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2013
10 36 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2010
11 32 (0.67%) OpenStack
11 32 (0.67%) Skype for Business
12 29 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
13 28 (0.59%) CMS
14 26 (0.54%) Mule
15 24 (0.50%) Confluence
16 23 (0.48%) Smallworld
17 22 (0.46%) Drupal
17 22 (0.46%) Mule ESB
18 21 (0.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 260 (5.44%) Microsoft Office
2 216 (4.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 114 (2.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 62 (1.30%) MS Visio
5 46 (0.96%) Microsoft Project
6 20 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
7 17 (0.36%) Photoshop
8 14 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 9 (0.19%) InVision
10 8 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
11 6 (0.13%) AutoCAD
11 6 (0.13%) InDesign
11 6 (0.13%) Zemax
12 5 (0.10%) RoboHelp
13 4 (0.084%) Simulink
13 4 (0.084%) SOLIDWORKS
14 3 (0.063%) Camtasia
14 3 (0.063%) Chatbot
15 2 (0.042%) Maya
16 1 (0.021%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 66 (1.38%) Distributed Ledger
2 50 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
3 12 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
3 12 (0.25%) SAP Hybris
4 9 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
5 7 (0.15%) Magento
5 7 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
6 6 (0.13%) BusinessWorks
6 6 (0.13%) Shopify
6 6 (0.13%) TIBCO iProcess
7 5 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
7 5 (0.10%) SAP ERP
7 5 (0.10%) SAP MM
7 5 (0.10%) Traffica
8 4 (0.084%) CSG Singleview
8 4 (0.084%) Oracle EBS R12
8 4 (0.084%) Oracle ERP
8 4 (0.084%) Workfront
9 3 (0.063%) Oracle Financials
9 3 (0.063%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 416 (8.71%) Amazon AWS
2 349 (7.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 200 (4.19%) Cloud Computing
4 180 (3.77%) SaaS
5 152 (3.18%) Office 365
6 131 (2.74%) GitHub
7 86 (1.80%) Amazon EC2
8 74 (1.55%) Amazon S3
9 73 (1.53%) Google Cloud Platform
10 71 (1.49%) IaaS
11 50 (1.05%) Serverless
12 37 (0.77%) PaaS
13 28 (0.59%) AWS CloudFormation
14 26 (0.54%) AWS Lambda
15 23 (0.48%) Slack
16 22 (0.46%) Trello
17 18 (0.38%) Amazon SQS
18 11 (0.23%) MailChimp
18 11 (0.23%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
19 9 (0.19%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 321 (6.72%) WAN
2 262 (5.49%) VoIP
3 259 (5.42%) Firewall
4 243 (5.09%) LAN
5 210 (4.40%) Wireless
6 197 (4.12%) TCP/IP
7 179 (3.75%) Broadband
8 168 (3.52%) Ethernet
9 156 (3.27%) MPLS
10 147 (3.08%) Internet
11 138 (2.89%) VPN
12 130 (2.72%) DNS
13 117 (2.45%) BGP
14 111 (2.32%) Unified Communications
15 103 (2.16%) Network Security
16 102 (2.14%) OSPF
17 91 (1.91%) DHCP
18 85 (1.78%) PBX
19 82 (1.72%) Wi-Fi
20 79 (1.65%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 319 (6.68%) SQL Server
2 266 (5.57%) Big Data
2 266 (5.57%) NoSQL
3 252 (5.28%) MySQL
4 151 (3.16%) Blockchain
5 149 (3.12%) PostgreSQL
6 119 (2.49%) Redis
7 113 (2.37%) Hadoop
8 97 (2.03%) Relational Database
9 96 (2.01%) MongoDB
10 66 (1.38%) Oracle Database
11 65 (1.36%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 63 (1.32%) SQL Server 2016
13 50 (1.05%) Apache Cassandra
14 47 (0.98%) GIS
15 45 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
16 37 (0.77%) Apache Hive
16 37 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
17 31 (0.65%) Power BI
18 30 (0.63%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 259 (5.42%) Git (software)
2 141 (2.95%) JIRA
3 124 (2.60%) Jenkins
4 72 (1.51%) Visual Studio
5 67 (1.40%) JUnit
6 59 (1.24%) Selenium
7 58 (1.21%) Mocha
8 57 (1.19%) Cucumber
9 50 (1.05%) NUnit
10 47 (0.98%) Subversion
11 45 (0.94%) LabVIEW
12 35 (0.73%) Maven
12 35 (0.73%) Rhino Mocks
13 33 (0.69%) GitLab
13 33 (0.69%) webpack
14 32 (0.67%) Moq
15 31 (0.65%) MSTest
16 28 (0.59%) Eclipse
16 28 (0.59%) TeamCity
17 26 (0.54%) IntelliJ
General
1 1,612 (33.75%) Finance
2 921 (19.28%) Marketing
3 694 (14.53%) Manufacturing
4 693 (14.51%) Electronics
5 549 (11.49%) Banking
6 494 (10.34%) Retail
7 115 (2.41%) Legal
8 99 (2.07%) Billing
9 96 (2.01%) Advertising
10 63 (1.32%) German Language
11 62 (1.30%) Italian Language
12 49 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
13 40 (0.84%) Law
14 38 (0.80%) Financial Institution
14 38 (0.80%) Mandarin Language
15 35 (0.73%) French Language
16 34 (0.71%) Automotive
16 34 (0.71%) Games
17 32 (0.67%) Back Office
18 29 (0.61%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 915 (19.16%) Developer
2 430 (9.00%) Analyst
3 338 (7.08%) Architect
4 218 (4.56%) Consultant
5 204 (4.27%) Project Manager
6 203 (4.25%) .NET Developer
7 195 (4.08%) Senior Developer
8 184 (3.85%) Support Engineer
9 181 (3.79%) Java Developer
10 176 (3.69%) Network Engineer
11 164 (3.43%) Solutions Architect
12 160 (3.35%) Software Engineer
13 157 (3.29%) Telecoms Manager
14 156 (3.27%) C# Developer
15 153 (3.20%) Software Developer
16 136 (2.85%) IT Manager
17 126 (2.64%) C# .NET Developer
18 116 (2.43%) Junior
19 101 (2.11%) IT Support
20 93 (1.95%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 421 (8.81%) .NET
2 338 (7.08%) HTML
3 335 (7.01%) CSS
4 230 (4.82%) Web Services
5 210 (4.40%) AngularJS
5 210 (4.40%) Node.js
6 191 (4.00%) REST
7 188 (3.94%) jQuery
8 176 (3.69%) ASP.NET
9 149 (3.12%) XML
10 133 (2.78%) Spring
11 105 (2.20%) SOAP
12 100 (2.09%) React
13 99 (2.07%) RESTful
14 96 (2.01%) Hibernate
15 93 (1.95%) HTML5
16 92 (1.93%) ASP.NET MVC
16 92 (1.93%) JSON
17 90 (1.88%) Smart Contracts
18 82 (1.72%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 354 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
2 316 (6.62%) Computer Science
3 269 (5.63%) Data Centre
4 201 (4.21%) Self-Motivation
5 176 (3.69%) Management Information System
6 159 (3.33%) Greenfield Project
7 136 (2.85%) User Experience
8 119 (2.49%) Driving Licence
9 108 (2.26%) Virtual Team
10 100 (2.09%) Algorithms
11 94 (1.97%) Enterprise Software
12 92 (1.93%) Fintech
13 79 (1.65%) Bitcoin
14 63 (1.32%) Digital Media
15 61 (1.28%) Mobile App
16 53 (1.11%) Public Cloud
17 50 (1.05%) Social Media
18 43 (0.90%) Acoustics
19 40 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
20 37 (0.77%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 567 (11.87%) Linux
2 566 (11.85%) Windows
3 194 (4.06%) Windows Server
4 161 (3.37%) Unix
5 90 (1.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 81 (1.70%) Android
7 70 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
8 68 (1.42%) Windows 10
9 58 (1.21%) Windows 7
10 54 (1.13%) Apple iOS
11 47 (0.98%) VMS
12 33 (0.69%) CentOS
13 24 (0.50%) Solaris
14 19 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
15 18 (0.38%) Mac OS X
16 17 (0.36%) Windows 8
17 16 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 16 (0.34%) Ubuntu
18 7 (0.15%) Debian
19 5 (0.10%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,067 (22.34%) Agile Software Development
2 690 (14.45%) Programme Management
3 683 (14.30%) Business Intelligence
4 631 (13.21%) Digital Marketing
5 467 (9.78%) Project Management
6 456 (9.55%) ITIL
7 387 (8.10%) Test Automation
8 380 (7.96%) TDD
9 360 (7.54%) Problem-Solving
10 345 (7.22%) Software Engineering
11 339 (7.10%) Scrum
12 303 (6.34%) Continuous Integration
13 299 (6.26%) DevOps
14 289 (6.05%) Stakeholder Management
15 267 (5.59%) CRM
16 234 (4.90%) Analytics
17 221 (4.63%) E-Commerce
18 220 (4.61%) Service Delivery
19 211 (4.42%) Presales
19 211 (4.42%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 677 (14.18%) SQL
2 572 (11.98%) Java
3 515 (10.78%) JavaScript
4 461 (9.65%) C#
5 438 (9.17%) Python
6 311 (6.51%) C++
7 188 (3.94%) C
8 122 (2.55%) Bash Shell
9 119 (2.49%) Ruby
10 114 (2.39%) PHP
11 103 (2.16%) ES6
12 99 (2.07%) Perl
13 89 (1.86%) PowerShell
14 82 (1.72%) Solidity
15 62 (1.30%) Scala
16 54 (1.13%) MATLAB
16 54 (1.13%) Shell Script
17 51 (1.07%) Go
18 49 (1.03%) PL/SQL
19 47 (0.98%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 821 (17.19%) Degree
2 292 (6.11%) Cisco Certification
3 207 (4.33%) CCNA
4 189 (3.96%) Computer Science Degree
5 187 (3.92%) Security Cleared
6 123 (2.58%) SC Cleared
7 122 (2.55%) CCNP
8 88 (1.84%) Microsoft Certification
9 85 (1.78%) CCIE
10 56 (1.17%) PhD
11 53 (1.11%) CISSP
12 51 (1.07%) ITIL Certification
12 51 (1.07%) MCSE
13 47 (0.98%) PMI Certification
14 46 (0.96%) CCIE Service Provider
15 42 (0.88%) CCIE Data Center
16 39 (0.82%) CISM
16 39 (0.82%) Network+ Certification
17 36 (0.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 35 (0.73%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 219 (4.59%) SLA
2 157 (3.29%) QA
3 92 (1.93%) PMO
4 87 (1.82%) GDPR
5 75 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 40 (0.84%) PCI DSS
7 35 (0.73%) Data Quality
8 22 (0.46%) ISO 9001
9 19 (0.40%) GCP
10 13 (0.27%) MISRA
10 13 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 11 (0.23%) Def Stans
12 10 (0.21%) ISO 14001
13 9 (0.19%) ISO 22301
13 9 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 8 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
14 8 (0.17%) ISO 31000
14 8 (0.17%) MISRA C
14 8 (0.17%) NEBOSH
15 7 (0.15%) COBIT
System Software
1 304 (6.37%) Active Directory
2 199 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 195 (4.08%) Docker
4 100 (2.09%) Hyper-V
5 83 (1.74%) Virtual Machines
6 29 (0.61%) XenApp
7 28 (0.59%) vSphere
8 19 (0.40%) Firmware
9 15 (0.31%) KVM
9 15 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
9 15 (0.31%) XenDesktop
10 12 (0.25%) Apache Flume
11 11 (0.23%) Kamailio
11 11 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
12 9 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
13 6 (0.13%) iptables
13 6 (0.13%) Terminal Server
13 6 (0.13%) Xen
14 5 (0.10%) QEMU
14 5 (0.10%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 153 (3.20%) Ansible
2 138 (2.89%) Kubernetes
3 72 (1.51%) Puppet
4 53 (1.11%) SCCM
5 52 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
6 49 (1.03%) Docker Swarm
7 25 (0.52%) Nagios
8 24 (0.50%) HP ALM
9 23 (0.48%) Hadoop YARN
10 20 (0.42%) SCOM
10 20 (0.42%) Terraform
11 18 (0.38%) Cacti
12 17 (0.36%) ZABBIX
13 12 (0.25%) Backup Exec
14 10 (0.21%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 9 (0.19%) Salt
16 8 (0.17%) Cisco CUCM
16 8 (0.17%) Munin
17 7 (0.15%) Cisco UCCX
17 7 (0.15%) WSUS
Vendors
1 710 (14.87%) Microsoft
2 649 (13.59%) SAP
3 474 (9.92%) Cisco
4 317 (6.64%) VMware
5 254 (5.32%) Oracle
6 162 (3.39%) Salesforce.com
7 118 (2.47%) Juniper
8 117 (2.45%) Google
9 116 (2.43%) Citrix
10 90 (1.88%) Splunk
11 84 (1.76%) Dell
12 83 (1.74%) F5
13 79 (1.65%) HP
14 74 (1.55%) NetApp
15 69 (1.44%) Huawei
16 68 (1.42%) Avaya
16 68 (1.42%) EMC
17 61 (1.28%) BT
18 56 (1.17%) Mitel
19 47 (0.98%) Fortinet