Period
to

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 17 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Telecommunications
UK
6 months to
17 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 177 123 142
Rank change year-on-year -54 +19 -29
Permanent jobs citing Telecoms 3,512 2,429 2,387
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.19% 2.71% 2.48%
As % of the General category 3.41% 4.98% 4.52%
Number of salaries quoted 2,086 1,776 1,754
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,000 £27,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £35,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £70,000 £75,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £95,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +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 102,943 48,796 52,859
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 64.21% 54.41% 54.88%
Number of salaries quoted 50,915 34,682 40,868
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £95,000 £93,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 17 May 2022.

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 17 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England -49 3,194 £55,000 - 424
UK excluding London -21 1,873 £47,500 - 342
Work from Home -47 1,591 £56,000 +1.82% 125
London -69 1,230 £62,500 -13.79% 99
South East -8 811 £52,500 +5.00% 98
South West +28 410 £45,000 -7.22% 56
North of England -50 335 £47,500 -5.94% 72
North West +7 222 £47,500 -13.64% 39
Midlands -73 158 £42,500 +6.25% 56
East of England -74 114 £48,750 +8.33% 32
West Midlands -75 110 £47,500 +18.75% 39
Yorkshire -80 107 £50,000 +11.11% 28
East Midlands -25 48 £33,000 -13.16% 17
Scotland -52 41 £28,500 -32.94% 22
Wales -38 16 £37,500 -10.71% 4
Channel Islands - 8 £84,000 -
North East -29 7 £43,750 +20.69% 5
Northern Ireland -18 5 £41,000 -8.89% 2

For the 6 months to 17 May 2022, 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 1,435 (40.86%) Finance
2 1,022 (29.10%) Agile
3 897 (25.54%) Social Skills
4 763 (21.73%) Marketing
5 701 (19.96%) Business Intelligence
6 657 (18.71%) Public Sector
7 648 (18.45%) Manufacturing
8 627 (17.85%) SAP
9 625 (17.80%) Programme Management
10 611 (17.40%) Electronics
11 597 (17.00%) Digital Marketing
12 569 (16.20%) Microsoft
13 529 (15.06%) Azure
14 498 (14.18%) AWS
15 462 (13.15%) Java
15 462 (13.15%) Python
16 461 (13.13%) Degree
17 449 (12.78%) Linux
18 426 (12.13%) Test Automation
19 415 (11.82%) DevOps
20 408 (11.62%) Analytical Skills
21 404 (11.50%) Cybersecurity
22 398 (11.33%) Problem-Solving
23 391 (11.13%) Software Engineering
24 372 (10.59%) Windows
25 365 (10.39%) Docker
26 359 (10.22%) SQL
27 358 (10.19%) Git (software)
28 351 (9.99%) ITIL
29 335 (9.54%) Kubernetes

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 98 (2.79%) Elasticsearch
2 79 (2.25%) SharePoint
3 60 (1.71%) Apache Spark
3 60 (1.71%) IIS
4 56 (1.59%) Apache
4 56 (1.59%) CMS
5 35 (1.00%) OpenStack
6 34 (0.97%) Confluence
7 25 (0.71%) MS Exchange
8 21 (0.60%) IBM Notes
9 20 (0.57%) Apache Airflow
10 14 (0.40%) nginx
11 9 (0.26%) Tomcat
12 8 (0.23%) Oracle Spatial
13 6 (0.17%) SharePoint 2013
14 5 (0.14%) ArcGIS
15 4 (0.11%) JBoss
15 4 (0.11%) WildFly
16 3 (0.085%) Cloud Foundry
16 3 (0.085%) WordPress
Applications
1 232 (6.61%) Microsoft Office
2 139 (3.96%) Microsoft Excel
3 70 (1.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 63 (1.79%) Microsoft Project
5 25 (0.71%) MS Visio
6 22 (0.63%) Adobe XD
7 10 (0.28%) Photoshop
8 9 (0.26%) Sketch
9 4 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
10 3 (0.085%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 3 (0.085%) AutoCAD
10 3 (0.085%) Maya
10 3 (0.085%) Simulink
11 2 (0.057%) 3ds Max
11 2 (0.057%) Blender
11 2 (0.057%) Houdini
12 1 (0.028%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.028%) InfoPath
12 1 (0.028%) OrCAD
12 1 (0.028%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 15 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.40%) JDE OneWorld
3 11 (0.31%) R3 Corda
4 7 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
4 7 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
5 6 (0.17%) FastStats
5 6 (0.17%) Infor M3
5 6 (0.17%) Magento
5 6 (0.17%) Odoo
6 5 (0.14%) Toggl
7 4 (0.11%) Teamcenter
8 3 (0.085%) BASE24
8 3 (0.085%) SAP ERP
9 2 (0.057%) Oracle EBS
9 2 (0.057%) Payment Gateway
9 2 (0.057%) Sentinel
9 2 (0.057%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
10 1 (0.028%) BusinessWorks
10 1 (0.028%) PRMS
10 1 (0.028%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 529 (15.06%) Azure
2 498 (14.18%) AWS
3 230 (6.55%) SaaS
4 228 (6.49%) Microsoft 365
5 199 (5.67%) GCP
6 86 (2.45%) Cloud Computing
7 85 (2.42%) Power Platform
8 76 (2.16%) IaaS
9 75 (2.14%) OpenShift
10 63 (1.79%) Amazon S3
11 50 (1.42%) Firebase
12 48 (1.37%) Google Play
13 46 (1.31%) PaaS
14 44 (1.25%) Serverless
15 40 (1.14%) Azure Data Factory
15 40 (1.14%) GitHub
16 35 (1.00%) Azure Active Directory
17 33 (0.94%) Amazon EMR
18 31 (0.88%) Slack
19 26 (0.74%) WhatsApp
Communications & Networking
1 251 (7.15%) VoIP
2 216 (6.15%) LAN
3 214 (6.09%) Firewall
3 214 (6.09%) WAN
4 185 (5.27%) Internet
5 153 (4.36%) Broadband
6 137 (3.90%) VPN
7 116 (3.30%) Wireless
8 112 (3.19%) TCP/IP
9 111 (3.16%) HTTP
10 105 (2.99%) Network Security
11 97 (2.76%) DNS
12 85 (2.42%) Wi-Fi
13 84 (2.39%) BGP
14 82 (2.33%) MPLS
15 69 (1.96%) 5G
16 67 (1.91%) DHCP
17 63 (1.79%) Ethernet
18 58 (1.65%) PBX
19 54 (1.54%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 210 (5.98%) SQL Server
2 141 (4.01%) MySQL
3 136 (3.87%) NoSQL
4 129 (3.67%) Big Data
5 114 (3.25%) MongoDB
6 80 (2.28%) Power BI
7 77 (2.19%) Relational Database
8 75 (2.14%) PostgreSQL
9 70 (1.99%) Tableau
10 65 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
10 65 (1.85%) Hadoop
11 47 (1.34%) Apache Cassandra
12 45 (1.28%) Data Lake
12 45 (1.28%) GIS
12 45 (1.28%) Metadata
13 39 (1.11%) HBase
14 38 (1.08%) ArangoDB
15 36 (1.03%) Amazon Redshift
16 34 (0.97%) Electronic Patient Records
17 33 (0.94%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 358 (10.19%) Git (software)
2 181 (5.15%) JIRA
3 122 (3.47%) Jenkins
4 85 (2.42%) Cucumber
5 74 (2.11%) Maven
6 69 (1.96%) Selenium
7 63 (1.79%) Cypress.io
8 51 (1.45%) Android Studio
9 34 (0.97%) webpack
10 33 (0.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 33 (0.94%) WebDriver
11 23 (0.65%) Gerrit
12 21 (0.60%) Babel
13 20 (0.57%) GitLab
14 19 (0.54%) RSpec
15 16 (0.46%) Bitbucket
15 16 (0.46%) SonarQube
16 15 (0.43%) JMeter
16 15 (0.43%) Visual Studio
17 14 (0.40%) Artifactory
General
1 1,435 (40.86%) Finance
2 897 (25.54%) Social Skills
3 763 (21.73%) Marketing
4 657 (18.71%) Public Sector
5 648 (18.45%) Manufacturing
6 611 (17.40%) Electronics
7 408 (11.62%) Analytical Skills
8 214 (6.09%) Banking
9 194 (5.52%) Retail
10 178 (5.07%) Aerospace
11 174 (4.95%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 152 (4.33%) Presentation Skills
13 145 (4.13%) Legal
14 119 (3.39%) Law
15 100 (2.85%) Organisational Skills
16 57 (1.62%) Influencing Skills
17 53 (1.51%) Billing
18 52 (1.48%) Games
19 48 (1.37%) Local Government
20 46 (1.31%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 470 (13.38%) Developer
2 292 (8.31%) Analyst
3 196 (5.58%) Consultant
4 179 (5.10%) Architect
5 173 (4.93%) Software Engineer
6 169 (4.81%) Project Manager
7 159 (4.53%) Java Developer
8 138 (3.93%) Network Engineer
9 118 (3.36%) Senior Developer
10 98 (2.79%) Support Engineer
10 98 (2.79%) Test Consultant
11 91 (2.59%) Telecoms Manager
12 81 (2.31%) IT Manager
13 76 (2.16%) Administrator
13 76 (2.16%) DevOps Engineer
14 71 (2.02%) Senior Manager
15 70 (1.99%) Senior Software Engineer
16 66 (1.88%) Test Manager
17 64 (1.82%) Systems Administrator
18 63 (1.79%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 168 (4.78%) .NET
2 159 (4.53%) Node.js
3 156 (4.44%) REST
4 134 (3.82%) Spring
5 130 (3.70%) React
6 128 (3.64%) Kafka
7 120 (3.42%) CSS
8 109 (3.10%) Spring Boot
9 107 (3.05%) HTML
10 91 (2.59%) .NET Core
11 85 (2.42%) JSON
12 84 (2.39%) AngularJS
13 80 (2.28%) .NET Framework
14 78 (2.22%) RESTful
15 74 (2.11%) Web Services
16 70 (1.99%) GraphQL
17 62 (1.77%) OAuth
18 61 (1.74%) Vue.js
19 60 (1.71%) Redux
20 55 (1.57%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 280 (7.97%) User Experience
2 176 (5.01%) Management Information System
3 161 (4.58%) Data Centre
4 118 (3.36%) Self-Motivation
5 116 (3.30%) IoT
6 99 (2.82%) Cyberattack
7 85 (2.42%) Video Conferencing
8 84 (2.39%) Social Media
9 83 (2.36%) Mobile App
10 78 (2.22%) Public Cloud
11 68 (1.94%) Algorithms
12 67 (1.91%) Driving Licence
13 66 (1.88%) Cyber Defence
13 66 (1.88%) Virtual Team
14 58 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
15 53 (1.51%) Linux Command Line
16 52 (1.48%) Handset
17 51 (1.45%) Cybercrime
18 50 (1.42%) Video\Live Streaming
19 46 (1.31%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 449 (12.78%) Linux
2 372 (10.59%) Windows
3 188 (5.35%) Windows Server
4 130 (3.70%) Android
5 89 (2.53%) Windows 10
6 77 (2.19%) Unix
7 68 (1.94%) CentOS
8 59 (1.68%) Apple iOS
9 51 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
10 49 (1.40%) Mac OS
11 48 (1.37%) Windows Server 2019
12 40 (1.14%) Windows Server 2016
13 33 (0.94%) Windows 7
14 26 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
15 24 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 19 (0.54%) Ubuntu
17 7 (0.20%) Windows 8
18 6 (0.17%) Mac OS X
19 5 (0.14%) Embedded Linux
20 3 (0.085%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,022 (29.10%) Agile
2 701 (19.96%) Business Intelligence
3 625 (17.80%) Programme Management
4 597 (17.00%) Digital Marketing
5 426 (12.13%) Test Automation
6 415 (11.82%) DevOps
7 404 (11.50%) Cybersecurity
8 398 (11.33%) Problem-Solving
9 391 (11.13%) Software Engineering
10 351 (9.99%) ITIL
11 327 (9.31%) Project Management
12 288 (8.20%) CI/CD
13 281 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
14 274 (7.80%) Microservices
15 265 (7.55%) Scrum
16 240 (6.83%) Software Testing
17 225 (6.41%) Artificial Intelligence
18 219 (6.24%) Mentoring
19 203 (5.78%) Decision-Making
20 192 (5.47%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 462 (13.15%) Java
1 462 (13.15%) Python
2 359 (10.22%) SQL
3 329 (9.37%) JavaScript
4 210 (5.98%) C#
5 159 (4.53%) Bash
6 152 (4.33%) C
7 150 (4.27%) C++
8 141 (4.01%) TypeScript
9 82 (2.33%) Ruby
10 78 (2.22%) Kotlin
11 77 (2.19%) PowerShell
12 52 (1.48%) T-SQL
13 50 (1.42%) Perl
14 46 (1.31%) PHP
15 45 (1.28%) Go
16 27 (0.77%) Shell Script
17 24 (0.68%) VB
18 21 (0.60%) Embedded C
19 16 (0.46%) Lua
Qualifications
1 461 (13.13%) Degree
2 259 (7.37%) Security Cleared
3 211 (6.01%) SC Cleared
4 163 (4.64%) ISTQB
5 150 (4.27%) Cisco Certification
6 137 (3.90%) ISEB
7 112 (3.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 101 (2.88%) Computer Science Degree
9 100 (2.85%) CCNP
10 86 (2.45%) CCNA
11 79 (2.25%) CISSP
12 75 (2.14%) ITIL Certification
13 53 (1.51%) Microsoft Certification
14 46 (1.31%) CISM
15 45 (1.28%) PMP
16 33 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 32 (0.91%) PMI Certification
18 30 (0.85%) CEH
19 27 (0.77%) CCSP
19 27 (0.77%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 278 (7.92%) QA
2 109 (3.10%) SLA
3 105 (2.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 89 (2.53%) NIST
5 65 (1.85%) PMO
6 63 (1.79%) GDPR
7 45 (1.28%) Data Quality
8 43 (1.22%) PCI DSS
9 26 (0.74%) Accessibility
10 20 (0.57%) ISO 9001
11 19 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 18 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials
12 18 (0.51%) GRC
13 15 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 11 (0.31%) PSD2
14 11 (0.31%) SOC 2
15 9 (0.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 8 (0.23%) NCSC
17 6 (0.17%) Actionable Recommendations
17 6 (0.17%) Def Stans
System Software
1 365 (10.39%) Docker
2 265 (7.55%) Active Directory
3 143 (4.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 55 (1.57%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 41 (1.17%) VMware ESXi
6 38 (1.08%) Hyper-V
7 33 (0.94%) Virtual Servers
8 30 (0.85%) Firmware
9 24 (0.68%) vSphere
10 20 (0.57%) Xen
11 18 (0.51%) KVM
12 16 (0.46%) Kamailio
12 16 (0.46%) OpenSIPS
13 13 (0.37%) Oracle RAC
14 12 (0.34%) XenApp
15 11 (0.31%) Terminal Services
16 10 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
17 8 (0.23%) Postfix
17 8 (0.23%) VirtualBox
18 7 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 335 (9.54%) Kubernetes
2 216 (6.15%) Ansible
3 113 (3.22%) Terraform
4 73 (2.08%) Puppet
5 66 (1.88%) SCCM
6 47 (1.34%) Opscode Chef
7 46 (1.31%) Grafana
8 36 (1.03%) Prometheus
9 29 (0.83%) logstash
10 20 (0.57%) Microsoft Intune
10 20 (0.57%) Single Sign-On
11 18 (0.51%) Nagios
12 16 (0.46%) ZABBIX
13 14 (0.40%) Cisco CUCM
13 14 (0.40%) SCOM
14 13 (0.37%) Data Guard
14 13 (0.37%) Kibana
15 12 (0.34%) HAProxy
16 11 (0.31%) EMC NetWorker
16 11 (0.31%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 627 (17.85%) SAP
2 569 (16.20%) Microsoft
3 305 (8.68%) Cisco
4 204 (5.81%) Google
5 189 (5.38%) VMware
6 116 (3.30%) Oracle
7 94 (2.68%) Salesforce.com
8 88 (2.51%) HP
9 82 (2.33%) ServiceNow
10 67 (1.91%) Splunk
11 58 (1.65%) Red Hat
12 54 (1.54%) Palo Alto
13 53 (1.51%) Citrix
13 53 (1.51%) Juniper
14 45 (1.28%) Avaya
15 41 (1.17%) Apple
16 40 (1.14%) F5
17 34 (0.97%) Ciena
18 30 (0.85%) BT
19 29 (0.83%) Perforce