Period
to 11 May 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 11 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Telecommunications
UK
6 months to
11 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 121 132 111
Rank change year-on-year +11 -21 +16
Permanent jobs citing Telecoms 2,382 2,504 4,354
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.70% 2.52% 2.97%
As % of the General category 5.02% 4.63% 5.25%
Number of salaries quoted 1,746 1,837 3,148
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £26,250
25th Percentile £39,000 £35,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - +2.04%
75th Percentile £75,000 £65,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

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 47,412 54,119 82,883
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 53.80% 54.53% 56.53%
Number of salaries quoted 33,980 41,861 62,975
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £28,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £71,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £87,500
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 11 May 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 11 May 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 +10 2,276 £55,000 +10.00% 487
UK excluding London -1 1,460 £47,500 +5.56% 381
London +15 750 £72,500 +31.22% 115
South East +2 566 £50,000 -9.09% 133
Work from Home -24 405 £60,000 +9.09% 70
North of England +47 297 £51,750 +29.38% 79
South West +20 275 £50,000 +12.09% 49
Midlands -32 181 £40,000 +2.56% 63
Yorkshire +29 160 £46,800 +24.80% 20
West Midlands -12 142 £40,000 -11.11% 45
North West +34 114 £55,000 +29.41% 53
East of England -17 109 £43,250 +1.76% 34
East Midlands -24 42 £37,500 +22.95% 17
Scotland -18 29 £42,500 +18.06% 18
North East +16 23 £35,000 +16.67% 6
Wales +18 17 £42,000 +12.00% 4
Northern Ireland +7 8 £45,000 +5.88% 1

For the 6 months to 11 May 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.

1 937 (39.34%) Finance
2 735 (30.86%) Marketing
3 732 (30.73%) Manufacturing
4 707 (29.68%) Public Sector
5 706 (29.64%) Business Intelligence
6 697 (29.26%) SAP
7 692 (29.05%) Programme Management
8 689 (28.93%) Electronics
9 677 (28.42%) Digital Marketing
10 559 (23.47%) Social Skills
11 511 (21.45%) Agile Software Development
12 376 (15.79%) Degree
13 341 (14.32%) Microsoft
14 333 (13.98%) Python
15 294 (12.34%) Linux
16 276 (11.59%) Azure
17 268 (11.25%) Problem-Solving
18 267 (11.21%) Cisco
19 249 (10.45%) AWS
20 248 (10.41%) JavaScript
21 230 (9.66%) Computer Science
22 199 (8.35%) Windows
23 195 (8.19%) Software Engineering
24 193 (8.10%) SQL
25 190 (7.98%) DevOps
26 184 (7.72%) Analytical Skills
26 184 (7.72%) Scrum
27 179 (7.51%) C++
27 179 (7.51%) ITIL
27 179 (7.51%) 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 40 (1.68%) SharePoint
2 38 (1.60%) Apache Spark
3 26 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
4 25 (1.05%) Confluence
4 25 (1.05%) OpenStack
4 25 (1.05%) Skype for Business
5 24 (1.01%) Apache
5 24 (1.01%) Mule
6 21 (0.88%) Tomcat
7 17 (0.71%) JBoss
8 14 (0.59%) MS Exchange
8 14 (0.59%) Mule ESB
8 14 (0.59%) Red Hat Fuse
9 12 (0.50%) SAS
10 11 (0.46%) IIS
10 11 (0.46%) nginx
11 9 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
12 7 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2013
12 7 (0.29%) Smallworld
13 6 (0.25%) Tornado
Applications
1 117 (4.91%) Microsoft Office
2 88 (3.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 39 (1.64%) Microsoft Project
4 37 (1.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 26 (1.09%) MS Visio
5 26 (1.09%) SOLIDWORKS
6 14 (0.59%) AutoCAD
7 8 (0.34%) Sketch
7 8 (0.34%) Zeplin
8 5 (0.21%) Chatbot
8 5 (0.21%) Figma
8 5 (0.21%) InVision
8 5 (0.21%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.13%) Adobe XD
10 2 (0.084%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.084%) OmniGraffle
10 2 (0.084%) Zemax
11 1 (0.042%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 15 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (0.25%) Sprinklr
3 4 (0.17%) Infor M3
3 4 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.17%) SAP S/4HANA
3 4 (0.17%) Social Studio
4 3 (0.13%) SAP CRM
5 2 (0.084%) Cerner Millennium
5 2 (0.084%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.084%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.084%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.084%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.084%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.084%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.042%) Actimize
6 1 (0.042%) FastStats
6 1 (0.042%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.042%) Primavera
6 1 (0.042%) Sentinel
6 1 (0.042%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 276 (11.59%) Azure
2 249 (10.45%) AWS
3 140 (5.88%) GCP
4 128 (5.37%) Microsoft 365
5 116 (4.87%) SaaS
6 35 (1.47%) Serverless
7 29 (1.22%) Amazon EC2
8 25 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
9 22 (0.92%) IaaS
9 22 (0.92%) PaaS
10 21 (0.88%) OpenShift
11 18 (0.76%) AWS Lambda
11 18 (0.76%) Power Platform
12 14 (0.59%) AWS CloudFormation
13 12 (0.50%) Azure Active Directory
14 11 (0.46%) Kong
15 10 (0.42%) Amazon S3
16 9 (0.38%) AWS Direct Connect
16 9 (0.38%) Trello
17 8 (0.34%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 178 (7.47%) Firewall
2 155 (6.51%) Wireless
3 132 (5.54%) WAN
4 126 (5.29%) VoIP
5 123 (5.16%) Broadband
5 123 (5.16%) LAN
6 120 (5.04%) Wi-Fi
7 112 (4.70%) TCP/IP
8 95 (3.99%) DNS
9 90 (3.78%) VPN
10 88 (3.69%) Ethernet
11 83 (3.48%) DHCP
12 80 (3.36%) 5G
13 78 (3.27%) Network Security
14 71 (2.98%) 4G
15 66 (2.77%) BGP
16 64 (2.69%) Internet
17 63 (2.64%) MPLS
17 63 (2.64%) Wireshark
18 52 (2.18%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (4.74%) SQL Server
2 66 (2.77%) Big Data
3 62 (2.60%) NoSQL
3 62 (2.60%) PostgreSQL
4 49 (2.06%) MongoDB
4 49 (2.06%) MySQL
5 37 (1.55%) Redis
6 34 (1.43%) Hadoop
7 22 (0.92%) GIS
7 22 (0.92%) Relational Database
8 20 (0.84%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 19 (0.80%) MS Access
9 19 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 19 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 18 (0.76%) Apache Cassandra
10 18 (0.76%) Power BI
11 13 (0.55%) Data Lake
12 11 (0.46%) Apache Hive
12 11 (0.46%) HBase
13 8 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 109 (4.58%) Git (software)
2 69 (2.90%) JIRA
3 56 (2.35%) Jenkins
4 36 (1.51%) JUnit
5 30 (1.26%) Maven
6 28 (1.18%) Visual Studio
7 23 (0.97%) GitLab
8 22 (0.92%) IntelliJ
9 21 (0.88%) Cucumber
9 21 (0.88%) gulp
9 21 (0.88%) Subversion
10 18 (0.76%) Selenium
11 14 (0.59%) webpack
12 10 (0.42%) Cypress.io
13 9 (0.38%) JBehave
14 8 (0.34%) Artifactory
14 8 (0.34%) Grunt
14 8 (0.34%) Sonatype Nexus
14 8 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
14 8 (0.34%) WebDriver
General
1 937 (39.34%) Finance
2 735 (30.86%) Marketing
3 732 (30.73%) Manufacturing
4 707 (29.68%) Public Sector
5 689 (28.93%) Electronics
6 559 (23.47%) Social Skills
7 184 (7.72%) Analytical Skills
8 164 (6.88%) Banking
9 85 (3.57%) Retail
10 67 (2.81%) Presentation Skills
11 60 (2.52%) Influencing Skills
12 59 (2.48%) Legal
13 57 (2.39%) Games
14 54 (2.27%) Organisational Skills
15 32 (1.34%) Billing
16 24 (1.01%) Law
17 21 (0.88%) Automotive
17 21 (0.88%) Local Government
18 13 (0.55%) Advertising
18 13 (0.55%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 347 (14.57%) Developer
2 152 (6.38%) Analyst
3 144 (6.05%) Architect
4 142 (5.96%) Network Engineer
5 125 (5.25%) Consultant
6 117 (4.91%) Project Manager
7 110 (4.62%) Software Engineer
8 103 (4.32%) Senior Developer
9 82 (3.44%) Design Engineer
9 82 (3.44%) Software Developer
10 76 (3.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 75 (3.15%) Telecoms Engineer
12 63 (2.64%) Java Developer
13 60 (2.52%) Solutions Architect
14 57 (2.39%) DevOps Engineer
15 56 (2.35%) Telecoms Manager
16 54 (2.27%) Systems Engineer
17 52 (2.18%) .NET Developer
18 46 (1.93%) Senior Network Engineer
19 45 (1.89%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 143 (6.00%) AngularJS
2 127 (5.33%) .NET
3 118 (4.95%) React
4 114 (4.79%) REST
5 112 (4.70%) CSS
6 98 (4.11%) HTML
7 77 (3.23%) Web Services
8 76 (3.19%) Node.js
9 75 (3.15%) .NET Core
10 69 (2.90%) Vue.js
11 55 (2.31%) jQuery
12 52 (2.18%) ASP.NET
13 49 (2.06%) SOAP
14 43 (1.81%) 802.1X
15 42 (1.76%) Spring
16 41 (1.72%) XMPP
17 40 (1.68%) Django
18 37 (1.55%) NumPy
19 33 (1.39%) HTML5
20 27 (1.13%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 143 (6.00%) Data Centre
2 114 (4.79%) User Experience
3 83 (3.48%) Self-Motivation
4 82 (3.44%) Management Information System
5 57 (2.39%) Cloud Native
6 42 (1.76%) Algorithms
7 37 (1.55%) Fibre Optics
8 32 (1.34%) Hedge funds
9 30 (1.26%) BYOD
9 30 (1.26%) Mobile App
10 29 (1.22%) Blog
11 28 (1.18%) Public Cloud
12 26 (1.09%) Data Structures
13 25 (1.05%) ASTM
14 24 (1.01%) Driving Licence
15 23 (0.97%) Virtual Team
16 22 (0.92%) Video on Demand
17 21 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
18 19 (0.80%) Greenfield Project
19 18 (0.76%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 294 (12.34%) Linux
2 199 (8.35%) Windows
3 81 (3.40%) Windows Server
4 42 (1.76%) Unix
5 39 (1.64%) Windows 10
6 28 (1.18%) CentOS
7 18 (0.76%) Android
7 18 (0.76%) Ubuntu
8 17 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
9 16 (0.67%) Embedded Linux
10 15 (0.63%) Windows Server 2016
11 13 (0.55%) Windows 7
12 12 (0.50%) Windows Server 2019
13 11 (0.46%) Apple iOS
14 10 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 8 (0.34%) Debian
16 7 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
17 5 (0.21%) Kali Linux
17 5 (0.21%) Mac OS
18 4 (0.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 706 (29.64%) Business Intelligence
2 692 (29.05%) Programme Management
3 677 (28.42%) Digital Marketing
4 511 (21.45%) Agile Software Development
5 268 (11.25%) Problem-Solving
6 230 (9.66%) Computer Science
7 195 (8.19%) Software Engineering
8 190 (7.98%) DevOps
9 184 (7.72%) Scrum
10 179 (7.51%) ITIL
11 172 (7.22%) Project Management
12 158 (6.63%) Stakeholder Management
13 132 (5.54%) Cybersecurity
14 124 (5.21%) Project Delivery
15 108 (4.53%) Analytics
15 108 (4.53%) Test Automation
16 103 (4.32%) Decision-Making
16 103 (4.32%) Machine Learning
16 103 (4.32%) Microservices
17 100 (4.20%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 333 (13.98%) Python
2 248 (10.41%) JavaScript
3 193 (8.10%) SQL
4 179 (7.51%) C++
5 154 (6.47%) Java
6 119 (5.00%) C
7 111 (4.66%) C#
8 93 (3.90%) TypeScript
9 83 (3.48%) Go
10 64 (2.69%) PHP
11 61 (2.56%) Bash Shell
12 57 (2.39%) PowerShell
13 24 (1.01%) Cython
13 24 (1.01%) T-SQL
14 23 (0.97%) Rust
15 18 (0.76%) Shell Script
16 16 (0.67%) VB.NET
17 13 (0.55%) VB
18 12 (0.50%) Embedded C++
18 12 (0.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 376 (15.79%) Degree
2 163 (6.84%) Security Cleared
3 142 (5.96%) Cisco Certification
4 119 (5.00%) SC Cleared
5 101 (4.24%) CCNP
6 76 (3.19%) Master's Degree
7 56 (2.35%) CCNA
8 51 (2.14%) PhD
9 35 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
10 26 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
11 23 (0.97%) JNCIP
12 20 (0.84%) CCIE
13 18 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
13 18 (0.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 17 (0.71%) CISM
14 17 (0.71%) DV Cleared
14 17 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
14 17 (0.71%) MCSE
15 16 (0.67%) HND
15 16 (0.67%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 129 (5.42%) QA
2 64 (2.69%) SLA
3 53 (2.23%) GDPR
4 44 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 33 (1.39%) PMO
6 26 (1.09%) PCI DSS
7 22 (0.92%) NIST
8 10 (0.42%) Data Quality
9 8 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
9 8 (0.34%) ISO 9001
10 6 (0.25%) ISO 20022
11 5 (0.21%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 4 (0.17%) Actionable Recommendations
13 3 (0.13%) COBIT
13 3 (0.13%) Def Stans
13 3 (0.13%) ISO 14001
14 2 (0.084%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 2 (0.084%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 2 (0.084%) NEBOSH
14 2 (0.084%) TickIT
System Software
1 179 (7.51%) Active Directory
2 161 (6.76%) Docker
3 116 (4.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 59 (2.48%) Hyper-V
5 25 (1.05%) KVM
5 25 (1.05%) XenApp
6 21 (0.88%) Virtual Servers
7 17 (0.71%) XenDesktop
8 16 (0.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 13 (0.55%) iptables
10 12 (0.50%) Firmware
11 8 (0.34%) FreeRADIUS
12 7 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
13 6 (0.25%) vSphere
14 5 (0.21%) QEMU
14 5 (0.21%) Snort
14 5 (0.21%) Squid
15 4 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
15 4 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
15 4 (0.17%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 125 (5.25%) Kubernetes
2 97 (4.07%) Ansible
3 67 (2.81%) Terraform
4 43 (1.81%) Kibana
5 38 (1.60%) Graylog
6 33 (1.39%) Puppet
7 24 (1.01%) Grafana
8 20 (0.84%) HAProxy
9 19 (0.80%) FortiGate
10 17 (0.71%) vRealize
11 16 (0.67%) SCCM
12 14 (0.59%) WSUS
13 13 (0.55%) Istio
13 13 (0.55%) ZABBIX
14 12 (0.50%) Microsoft Intune
14 12 (0.50%) Nagios
15 11 (0.46%) Packer
15 11 (0.46%) Prometheus
16 10 (0.42%) Knative
16 10 (0.42%) linkerd
Vendors
1 697 (29.26%) SAP
2 341 (14.32%) Microsoft
3 267 (11.21%) Cisco
4 157 (6.59%) VMware
5 100 (4.20%) Google
6 74 (3.11%) Juniper
7 63 (2.64%) Oracle
8 54 (2.27%) Citrix
9 48 (2.02%) Avaya
10 47 (1.97%) F5
11 45 (1.89%) Palo Alto
12 44 (1.85%) Red Hat
13 43 (1.81%) Salesforce.com
14 41 (1.72%) Ericsson
14 41 (1.72%) Mitel
14 41 (1.72%) Remedy
15 39 (1.64%) BT
16 36 (1.51%) Fortinet
17 33 (1.39%) HP
18 30 (1.26%) EMC