Period
to 1 August 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 1 August 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Telecommunications
UK
6 months to
1 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 142 136 113
Rank change year-on-year -6 -23 +14
Permanent jobs citing Telecoms 2,872 1,668 4,339
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.54% 2.45% 3.03%
As % of the General category 4.48% 4.58% 5.38%
Number of salaries quoted 1,966 1,252 3,013
10th Percentile £30,625 £26,750 £26,250
25th Percentile £39,000 £35,750 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £75,000 £65,000 £65,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +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 64,166 36,411 80,675
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 56.79% 53.55% 56.30%
Number of salaries quoted 40,508 28,400 61,436
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £28,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £56,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +2.73% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £87,625
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 1 August 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 1 August 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 +2 2,678 £55,000 +10.00% 679
UK excluding London -6 1,654 £45,000 -5.26% 518
London -15 986 £72,500 +31.82% 171
South East -2 642 £52,500 +5.00% 148
Work from Home -35 496 £60,000 +14.29% 87
South West +7 290 £47,500 -0.74% 75
North of England +6 280 £45,000 +5.88% 145
Midlands +8 258 £37,500 -10.71% 69
West Midlands +11 206 £37,500 -16.67% 45
North West -3 140 £54,000 +27.06% 102
Yorkshire -4 128 £42,500 -15.00% 31
East of England -32 102 £46,250 +5.71% 54
Scotland -28 54 £42,500 +18.06% 17
East Midlands -19 53 £45,000 +51.83% 24
Wales -21 25 £37,500 -5.06% 9
North East -17 12 £33,750 -20.59% 12
Northern Ireland -20 12 £45,000 +25.87%

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 1,037 (36.11%) Finance
2 830 (28.90%) Social Skills
3 768 (26.74%) Manufacturing
4 767 (26.71%) Business Intelligence
5 760 (26.46%) Marketing
6 725 (25.24%) Public Sector
7 718 (25.00%) Electronics
8 703 (24.48%) SAP
9 698 (24.30%) Digital Marketing
10 696 (24.23%) Programme Management
11 602 (20.96%) Agile Software Development
12 503 (17.51%) Degree
13 441 (15.36%) Microsoft
14 415 (14.45%) Python
15 372 (12.95%) Linux
16 349 (12.15%) Problem-Solving
17 321 (11.18%) AWS
18 312 (10.86%) Azure
19 311 (10.83%) Cisco
20 303 (10.55%) JavaScript
21 269 (9.37%) Software Engineering
22 266 (9.26%) SQL
22 266 (9.26%) Windows
23 264 (9.19%) Computer Science
24 260 (9.05%) Analytical Skills
25 253 (8.81%) Project Management
26 239 (8.32%) ITIL
27 237 (8.25%) Stakeholder Management
28 233 (8.11%) DevOps
29 218 (7.59%) Active Directory

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 (1.57%) SharePoint
2 35 (1.22%) Tomcat
3 34 (1.18%) Apache
4 32 (1.11%) Confluence
5 31 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
6 30 (1.04%) Apache Spark
7 26 (0.91%) OpenStack
8 25 (0.87%) MS Exchange
9 22 (0.77%) SAS
9 22 (0.77%) Skype for Business
10 21 (0.73%) IIS
11 16 (0.56%) nginx
12 12 (0.42%) CMS
12 12 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2010
13 11 (0.38%) Mule
14 9 (0.31%) JBoss
14 9 (0.31%) Mule ESB
15 8 (0.28%) Apache Airflow
15 8 (0.28%) Red Hat Fuse
16 7 (0.24%) Umbraco
Applications
1 161 (5.61%) Microsoft Office
2 85 (2.96%) Microsoft Excel
3 46 (1.60%) Microsoft Project
4 38 (1.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 32 (1.11%) MS Visio
6 16 (0.56%) SOLIDWORKS
7 8 (0.28%) Figma
7 8 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
8 7 (0.24%) AutoCAD
9 4 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
9 4 (0.14%) Sketch
9 4 (0.14%) Zemax
10 3 (0.10%) Adobe XD
10 3 (0.10%) InVision
10 3 (0.10%) Photoshop
10 3 (0.10%) SPSS
11 2 (0.070%) Chatbot
11 2 (0.070%) Simulink
12 1 (0.035%) Acrobat
12 1 (0.035%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 20 (0.70%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (0.28%) Sentinel
3 5 (0.17%) FastStats
3 5 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 5 (0.17%) Unica
4 4 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.14%) Infor M3
4 4 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.10%) SAP CO
5 3 (0.10%) SAP FI
5 3 (0.10%) SAP FI/CO
5 3 (0.10%) SAP S/4HANA
5 3 (0.10%) Shopify
5 3 (0.10%) Sprinklr
5 3 (0.10%) Veritas eDiscovery
6 2 (0.070%) Cerner Millennium
6 2 (0.070%) Remedy AR System
6 2 (0.070%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.035%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 321 (11.18%) AWS
2 312 (10.86%) Azure
3 164 (5.71%) Microsoft 365
4 153 (5.33%) GCP
5 116 (4.04%) SaaS
6 61 (2.12%) Amazon EC2
7 51 (1.78%) Twilio
8 48 (1.67%) Serverless
9 44 (1.53%) Amazon S3
10 26 (0.91%) AWS Lambda
11 22 (0.77%) Power Platform
12 21 (0.73%) Azure Active Directory
12 21 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
12 21 (0.73%) OpenShift
13 19 (0.66%) Amazon SQS
13 19 (0.66%) PaaS
14 17 (0.59%) AWS CloudFormation
15 14 (0.49%) IaaS
16 12 (0.42%) AWS Direct Connect
17 11 (0.38%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 204 (7.10%) Firewall
2 162 (5.64%) WAN
3 159 (5.54%) LAN
4 157 (5.47%) Wireless
5 153 (5.33%) Broadband
6 135 (4.70%) 5G
7 131 (4.56%) VoIP
8 129 (4.49%) TCP/IP
9 124 (4.32%) Wi-Fi
10 116 (4.04%) Ethernet
11 104 (3.62%) VPN
12 101 (3.52%) DNS
13 98 (3.41%) 4G
14 84 (2.92%) DHCP
14 84 (2.92%) Internet
15 75 (2.61%) Network Security
16 73 (2.54%) MPLS
17 61 (2.12%) 3G
18 58 (2.02%) BGP
18 58 (2.02%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 148 (5.15%) SQL Server
2 129 (4.49%) PostgreSQL
3 93 (3.24%) Big Data
4 64 (2.23%) MySQL
5 57 (1.98%) MongoDB
6 44 (1.53%) Relational Database
7 41 (1.43%) Data Lake
7 41 (1.43%) Redis
8 36 (1.25%) NoSQL
9 31 (1.08%) Amazon RDS
9 31 (1.08%) Hadoop
10 29 (1.01%) Oracle Database
11 26 (0.91%) RDBMS
12 24 (0.84%) HBase
13 23 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 22 (0.77%) Power BI
15 20 (0.70%) Apache Hive
16 19 (0.66%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 16 (0.56%) BigQuery
17 16 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 148 (5.15%) Git (software)
2 96 (3.34%) JIRA
3 69 (2.40%) Jenkins
4 56 (1.95%) Maven
5 32 (1.11%) Visual Studio
6 29 (1.01%) Cypress.io
7 28 (0.97%) Subversion
8 26 (0.91%) JUnit
8 26 (0.91%) Selenium
9 22 (0.77%) Cucumber
9 22 (0.77%) GitLab
10 21 (0.73%) CircleCI
11 20 (0.70%) IntelliJ
12 17 (0.59%) gulp
13 15 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
13 15 (0.52%) webpack
14 10 (0.35%) Postman
15 9 (0.31%) Bitbucket
15 9 (0.31%) Oracle APEX
15 9 (0.31%) WebDriver
General
1 1,037 (36.11%) Finance
2 830 (28.90%) Social Skills
3 768 (26.74%) Manufacturing
4 760 (26.46%) Marketing
5 725 (25.24%) Public Sector
6 718 (25.00%) Electronics
7 260 (9.05%) Analytical Skills
8 174 (6.06%) Banking
9 136 (4.74%) Retail
10 94 (3.27%) Legal
11 75 (2.61%) Presentation Skills
12 71 (2.47%) Influencing Skills
13 67 (2.33%) Law
14 65 (2.26%) Organisational Skills
15 48 (1.67%) Games
16 39 (1.36%) Billing
17 35 (1.22%) Documentation Skills
18 32 (1.11%) Automotive
19 17 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
20 15 (0.52%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 324 (11.28%) Developer
2 205 (7.14%) Architect
3 197 (6.86%) Analyst
4 171 (5.95%) Consultant
5 163 (5.68%) Project Manager
6 135 (4.70%) Software Engineer
7 134 (4.67%) Network Engineer
8 91 (3.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 87 (3.03%) Telecoms Engineer
10 86 (2.99%) Senior Developer
11 83 (2.89%) Solutions Architect
12 75 (2.61%) DevOps Engineer
13 74 (2.58%) Software Developer
14 65 (2.26%) Support Engineer
15 63 (2.19%) Business Analyst
16 61 (2.12%) Telecoms Manager
17 57 (1.98%) Angular Developer
18 56 (1.95%) Systems Engineer
19 55 (1.92%) Design Engineer
20 51 (1.78%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 196 (6.82%) AngularJS
2 169 (5.88%) REST
3 167 (5.81%) CSS
4 144 (5.01%) HTML
5 140 (4.87%) React
6 133 (4.63%) .NET
7 96 (3.34%) Spring
8 95 (3.31%) Node.js
9 85 (2.96%) SOAP
10 84 (2.92%) Web Services
11 65 (2.26%) XML
12 64 (2.23%) Vue.js
13 60 (2.09%) .NET Core
14 55 (1.92%) jQuery
15 52 (1.81%) NumPy
16 51 (1.78%) ASP.NET
17 45 (1.57%) Django
18 43 (1.50%) XMPP
19 41 (1.43%) 802.1X
20 39 (1.36%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 153 (5.33%) Data Centre
2 139 (4.84%) Self-Motivation
3 131 (4.56%) User Experience
4 109 (3.80%) Management Information System
5 54 (1.88%) Algorithms
6 51 (1.78%) Cloud Native
6 51 (1.78%) Driving Licence
7 44 (1.53%) Fibre Optics
8 41 (1.43%) Smart City
9 40 (1.39%) Greenfield Project
9 40 (1.39%) Hedge funds
10 39 (1.36%) Social Media
11 36 (1.25%) Public Cloud
12 34 (1.18%) Video Conferencing
13 31 (1.08%) BYOD
13 31 (1.08%) Smartphone
14 29 (1.01%) Virtual Team
15 27 (0.94%) Mobile App
16 26 (0.91%) SCADA
17 22 (0.77%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 372 (12.95%) Linux
2 266 (9.26%) Windows
3 99 (3.45%) Windows Server
4 63 (2.19%) Unix
5 35 (1.22%) Windows 10
6 32 (1.11%) Android
7 30 (1.04%) CentOS
7 30 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
8 28 (0.97%) Embedded Linux
9 21 (0.73%) Apple iOS
9 21 (0.73%) Ubuntu
10 19 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 18 (0.63%) Windows Server 2016
11 18 (0.63%) Windows Server 2019
12 10 (0.35%) Windows 7
13 9 (0.31%) Debian
14 8 (0.28%) VMS
15 7 (0.24%) Kali Linux
16 6 (0.21%) CatOS
16 6 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 767 (26.71%) Business Intelligence
2 698 (24.30%) Digital Marketing
3 696 (24.23%) Programme Management
4 602 (20.96%) Agile Software Development
5 349 (12.15%) Problem-Solving
6 269 (9.37%) Software Engineering
7 264 (9.19%) Computer Science
8 253 (8.81%) Project Management
9 239 (8.32%) ITIL
10 237 (8.25%) Stakeholder Management
11 233 (8.11%) DevOps
12 204 (7.10%) Cybersecurity
13 185 (6.44%) Scrum
14 157 (5.47%) Test Automation
15 151 (5.26%) Decision-Making
16 138 (4.81%) Artificial Intelligence
17 137 (4.77%) Project Delivery
18 131 (4.56%) Analytics
19 130 (4.53%) Full Stack Development
20 128 (4.46%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 415 (14.45%) Python
2 303 (10.55%) JavaScript
3 266 (9.26%) SQL
4 208 (7.24%) Java
5 180 (6.27%) C++
6 144 (5.01%) TypeScript
7 139 (4.84%) C
7 139 (4.84%) C#
8 105 (3.66%) Go
9 72 (2.51%) Bash Shell
10 69 (2.40%) PowerShell
11 66 (2.30%) Java 8
12 50 (1.74%) PHP
13 38 (1.32%) Cython
14 28 (0.97%) T-SQL
15 24 (0.84%) Embedded C++
15 24 (0.84%) Java 11
16 23 (0.80%) Embedded C
16 23 (0.80%) Ruby
17 22 (0.77%) Perl
Qualifications
1 503 (17.51%) Degree
2 144 (5.01%) Security Cleared
3 131 (4.56%) Cisco Certification
4 110 (3.83%) SC Cleared
5 97 (3.38%) Master's Degree
6 88 (3.06%) CCNP
7 65 (2.26%) CCNA
8 56 (1.95%) PhD
9 40 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
10 36 (1.25%) Computer Science Degree
11 34 (1.18%) CISSP
12 32 (1.11%) CISM
13 31 (1.08%) MCSA
14 30 (1.04%) MCSE
15 26 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
16 21 (0.73%) PMI Certification
17 20 (0.70%) HND
17 20 (0.70%) PMP
18 19 (0.66%) CCIE
19 18 (0.63%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 150 (5.22%) QA
2 89 (3.10%) SLA
3 73 (2.54%) GDPR
4 55 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 55 (1.92%) NIST
5 38 (1.32%) PMO
6 32 (1.11%) PCI DSS
7 19 (0.66%) Accessibility
8 15 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials
9 11 (0.38%) Data Quality
9 11 (0.38%) ISO 9001
10 8 (0.28%) COBIT
10 8 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 7 (0.24%) GAAP
11 7 (0.24%) TickIT
12 5 (0.17%) ISO 20022
13 4 (0.14%) Actionable Recommendations
13 4 (0.14%) Def Stans
13 4 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 3 (0.10%) IFRS
System Software
1 218 (7.59%) Active Directory
2 190 (6.62%) Docker
3 138 (4.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 69 (2.40%) Hyper-V
5 34 (1.18%) Firmware
6 24 (0.84%) vSphere
7 22 (0.77%) KVM
8 20 (0.70%) XenApp
9 17 (0.59%) iptables
10 16 (0.56%) Virtual Servers
11 14 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
12 10 (0.35%) XenDesktop
13 8 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 8 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
13 8 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
13 8 (0.28%) VMware NSX
14 7 (0.24%) Kamailio
14 7 (0.24%) Snort
14 7 (0.24%) Squid
15 6 (0.21%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 135 (4.70%) Kubernetes
2 113 (3.93%) Ansible
3 84 (2.92%) Terraform
4 46 (1.60%) Kibana
5 35 (1.22%) Graylog
6 34 (1.18%) Puppet
7 32 (1.11%) Grafana
8 24 (0.84%) SCCM
9 22 (0.77%) Cisco Prime
10 17 (0.59%) ZABBIX
11 15 (0.52%) SCOM
12 14 (0.49%) Cisco CUCM
12 14 (0.49%) WSUS
13 13 (0.45%) HAProxy
13 13 (0.45%) Microsoft Intune
13 13 (0.45%) Prometheus
14 12 (0.42%) Cisco UCCX
14 12 (0.42%) FortiGate
15 11 (0.38%) Icinga
16 10 (0.35%) Nessus
Vendors
1 703 (24.48%) SAP
2 441 (15.36%) Microsoft
3 311 (10.83%) Cisco
4 201 (7.00%) VMware
5 125 (4.35%) Google
6 94 (3.27%) Oracle
7 72 (2.51%) Juniper
8 55 (1.92%) Remedy
9 54 (1.88%) Citrix
9 54 (1.88%) EMC
10 47 (1.64%) Ericsson
11 44 (1.53%) Avaya
11 44 (1.53%) F5
12 40 (1.39%) Red Hat
12 40 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
12 40 (1.39%) Yahoo!
13 38 (1.32%) Palo Alto
14 31 (1.08%) Fortinet
15 30 (1.04%) IBM
15 30 (1.04%) Nokia