Period
to 19 December 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 19 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Telecommunications
UK
6 months to
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 106 92 59
Rank change year-on-year -14 -33 -2
Permanent jobs citing Telecoms 4,677 5,912 8,501
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.95% 3.31% 4.59%
As % of the General category 7.40% 7.59% 10.79%
Number of salaries quoted 3,502 4,622 6,717
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -2.06% -1.02%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65% -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 63,207 77,887 78,778
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.83% 43.58% 42.56%
Number of salaries quoted 48,392 57,599 63,960
UK median annual salary £55,000 £51,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.80% +3.00% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,750 £29,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 19 December 2018.

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 19 December 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 -17 4,463 £50,000 +5.26% 734
UK excluding London -11 2,976 £45,000 - 573
London -32 1,582 £55,000 - 205
South East -22 1,061 £53,250 +12.11% 124
South West -6 580 £50,000 - 130
North of England -15 521 £42,500 - 107
Midlands +31 381 £38,000 -5.00% 98
North West -11 335 £45,000 +5.88% 59
East of England -22 302 £45,000 +12.50% 70
West Midlands +47 301 £38,000 -3.80% 44
Yorkshire +18 177 £38,000 -5.00% 35
East Midlands +7 80 £39,500 -7.06% 54
Scotland -6 66 £42,000 -6.67% 23
Wales +32 59 £42,500 -15.00% 18
Northern Ireland -22 9 £39,500 +12.86% 3
North East -58 9 £40,000 -15.87% 13
Isle of Man +16 5 - -

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 1,683 (35.98%) Finance
2 1,059 (22.64%) Marketing
3 971 (20.76%) Agile Software Development
4 918 (19.63%) Business Intelligence
5 882 (18.86%) SAP
6 852 (18.22%) Electronics
7 843 (18.02%) Degree
8 830 (17.75%) Manufacturing
9 827 (17.68%) Programme Management
10 779 (16.66%) Digital Marketing
11 695 (14.86%) Microsoft
12 652 (13.94%) SQL
13 621 (13.28%) Java
14 595 (12.72%) Windows
15 586 (12.53%) Retail
16 550 (11.76%) Python
17 529 (11.31%) Cisco
18 511 (10.93%) Linux
19 507 (10.84%) Problem-Solving
20 500 (10.69%) ITIL
20 500 (10.69%) Project Management
21 445 (9.51%) Firewall
22 415 (8.87%) JavaScript
23 412 (8.81%) Analytical Skills
24 411 (8.79%) Software Engineering
25 402 (8.60%) C#
26 389 (8.32%) Banking
27 388 (8.30%) Scrum
28 372 (7.95%) Active Directory
29 371 (7.93%) 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
1 174 (3.72%) Apache Spark
2 118 (2.52%) MS Exchange
3 87 (1.86%) Apache
4 82 (1.75%) SharePoint
5 59 (1.26%) Elasticsearch
6 58 (1.24%) SAS
7 47 (1.00%) Skype for Business
8 43 (0.92%) IIS
9 36 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2010
10 34 (0.73%) Ethereum
11 30 (0.64%) Confluence
12 23 (0.49%) CMS
12 23 (0.49%) OpenStack
13 19 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
13 19 (0.41%) Tomcat
14 18 (0.38%) nginx
14 18 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 18 (0.38%) WordPress
15 17 (0.36%) Apache Solr
16 16 (0.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 316 (6.76%) Microsoft Office
2 180 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 113 (2.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 72 (1.54%) MS Visio
5 36 (0.77%) Microsoft Project
6 21 (0.45%) Photoshop
7 17 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
8 11 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
8 11 (0.24%) AutoCAD
9 5 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 5 (0.11%) RoboHelp
10 4 (0.086%) InDesign
11 3 (0.064%) SOLIDWORKS
12 1 (0.021%) Chatbot
12 1 (0.021%) Simulink
12 1 (0.021%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 19 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.36%) SAP S/4HANA
3 13 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
4 11 (0.24%) Distributed Ledger
4 11 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
5 10 (0.21%) NetSuite
6 9 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
7 8 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
7 8 (0.17%) Oracle Receivables
8 6 (0.13%) JDE OneWorld
8 6 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 6 (0.13%) SAP Hybris
9 5 (0.11%) SAP Business One
10 4 (0.086%) Dynamics AX
10 4 (0.086%) Magento
10 4 (0.086%) PeopleSoft HCM
10 4 (0.086%) SAP ERP
10 4 (0.086%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 3 (0.064%) SAP FI
11 3 (0.064%) SAP SM
Cloud Services
1 371 (7.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 323 (6.91%) Amazon AWS
3 184 (3.93%) Office 365
4 133 (2.84%) SaaS
5 108 (2.31%) Cloud Computing
6 84 (1.80%) Google Cloud Platform
7 56 (1.20%) GitHub
8 38 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
9 35 (0.75%) Amazon S3
10 25 (0.53%) IaaS
10 25 (0.53%) PaaS
11 17 (0.36%) OpenShift
12 14 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
13 13 (0.28%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
13 13 (0.28%) Salesforce Service Cloud
14 12 (0.26%) Mimecast
15 11 (0.24%) Amazon EMR
15 11 (0.24%) AWS Lambda
15 11 (0.24%) Serverless
16 10 (0.21%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 445 (9.51%) Firewall
2 354 (7.57%) WAN
3 299 (6.39%) LAN
4 293 (6.26%) Internet
5 264 (5.64%) TCP/IP
6 258 (5.52%) VoIP
7 236 (5.05%) MPLS
8 191 (4.08%) Wireless
9 176 (3.76%) DNS
10 170 (3.63%) BGP
10 170 (3.63%) VPN
11 163 (3.49%) Broadband
12 143 (3.06%) OSPF
13 135 (2.89%) Ethernet
14 133 (2.84%) DHCP
15 124 (2.65%) Network Security
16 100 (2.14%) PBX
17 96 (2.05%) Unified Communications
18 92 (1.97%) Wi-Fi
19 86 (1.84%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 351 (7.50%) SQL Server
2 227 (4.85%) Big Data
3 181 (3.87%) Hadoop
4 147 (3.14%) NoSQL
5 134 (2.87%) MySQL
6 109 (2.33%) Power BI
7 104 (2.22%) Apache Hive
8 101 (2.16%) PostgreSQL
9 81 (1.73%) MongoDB
10 72 (1.54%) Blockchain
11 71 (1.52%) Apache Cassandra
12 67 (1.43%) SQL Server 2016
13 58 (1.24%) Relational Database
14 55 (1.18%) SAP HANA
15 53 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
16 44 (0.94%) Redis
17 42 (0.90%) Text Mining
18 41 (0.88%) Data Mining
19 39 (0.83%) GIS
20 34 (0.73%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 125 (2.67%) Git (software)
2 106 (2.27%) JIRA
3 91 (1.95%) Jenkins
4 87 (1.86%) Selenium
5 46 (0.98%) Visual Studio
6 36 (0.77%) Subversion
7 32 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
8 26 (0.56%) Cucumber
9 25 (0.53%) SpecFlow
10 24 (0.51%) GitLab
10 24 (0.51%) TeamCity
11 23 (0.49%) JUnit
11 23 (0.49%) Mocha
12 20 (0.43%) Protractor
12 20 (0.43%) TestNG
13 19 (0.41%) LabVIEW
13 19 (0.41%) Vagrant
14 17 (0.36%) Eclipse
15 16 (0.34%) Maven
16 15 (0.32%) Jasmine
General
1 1,683 (35.98%) Finance
2 1,059 (22.64%) Marketing
3 852 (18.22%) Electronics
4 830 (17.75%) Manufacturing
5 586 (12.53%) Retail
6 389 (8.32%) Banking
7 176 (3.76%) Advertising
8 107 (2.29%) Billing
9 97 (2.07%) Legal
10 76 (1.62%) Automotive
11 61 (1.30%) French Language
12 54 (1.15%) Back Office
12 54 (1.15%) Law
13 50 (1.07%) German Language
14 45 (0.96%) Games
15 36 (0.77%) Retail Banking
16 35 (0.75%) Italian Language
16 35 (0.75%) Publishing
17 23 (0.49%) Multimedia
18 22 (0.47%) Military
Job Titles
1 658 (14.07%) Developer
2 500 (10.69%) Analyst
3 339 (7.25%) Architect
4 235 (5.02%) Network Engineer
5 227 (4.85%) Consultant
6 200 (4.28%) Support Engineer
7 187 (4.00%) Software Engineer
8 161 (3.44%) Project Manager
9 158 (3.38%) C# Developer
10 156 (3.34%) Java Developer
10 156 (3.34%) Software Developer
11 150 (3.21%) IT Manager
12 148 (3.16%) .NET Developer
13 138 (2.95%) Senior Analyst
14 130 (2.78%) C# .NET Developer
15 127 (2.72%) Business Analyst
16 122 (2.61%) Senior Developer
17 110 (2.35%) Solutions Architect
18 102 (2.18%) Administrator
19 97 (2.07%) Telecoms Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 356 (7.61%) .NET
2 304 (6.50%) HTML
3 257 (5.49%) CSS
4 190 (4.06%) AngularJS
5 181 (3.87%) Node.js
6 172 (3.68%) React
7 158 (3.38%) Web Services
8 150 (3.21%) ASP.NET
9 143 (3.06%) Kafka
10 124 (2.65%) Spring
11 114 (2.44%) RESTful
12 109 (2.33%) jQuery
13 100 (2.14%) SOAP
14 98 (2.10%) HTML5
15 93 (1.99%) REST
16 90 (1.92%) XML
17 68 (1.45%) J2EE
18 64 (1.37%) Spring MVC
19 63 (1.35%) CSS3
19 63 (1.35%) D3.js
Miscellaneous
1 412 (8.81%) Analytical Skills
2 250 (5.35%) Data Centre
3 200 (4.28%) Self-Motivation
4 196 (4.19%) Management Information System
5 174 (3.72%) Greenfield Project
6 135 (2.89%) Driving Licence
7 133 (2.84%) Algorithms
8 102 (2.18%) User Experience
9 78 (1.67%) FMCG
10 68 (1.45%) Fintech
11 63 (1.35%) Virtual Team
12 61 (1.30%) Mobile App
13 57 (1.22%) Internet of Things
14 51 (1.09%) Video on Demand
15 45 (0.96%) Social Media
15 45 (0.96%) Social Network
16 42 (0.90%) Embedded Systems
17 39 (0.83%) Blog
17 39 (0.83%) Smart Meter
18 36 (0.77%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 595 (12.72%) Windows
2 511 (10.93%) Linux
3 222 (4.75%) Windows Server
4 163 (3.49%) Unix
5 119 (2.54%) Windows 7
6 117 (2.50%) Windows 10
7 95 (2.03%) Windows Server 2008
8 92 (1.97%) Android
9 88 (1.88%) Windows Server 2012
10 69 (1.48%) Apple iOS
11 38 (0.81%) Solaris
12 33 (0.71%) Mac OS X
12 33 (0.71%) Windows 8
13 32 (0.68%) VMS
14 31 (0.66%) CentOS
15 27 (0.58%) Mac OS
16 26 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
17 17 (0.36%) Embedded Linux
18 15 (0.32%) Ubuntu
19 9 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 971 (20.76%) Agile Software Development
2 918 (19.63%) Business Intelligence
3 827 (17.68%) Programme Management
4 779 (16.66%) Digital Marketing
5 507 (10.84%) Problem-Solving
6 500 (10.69%) ITIL
6 500 (10.69%) Project Management
7 411 (8.79%) Software Engineering
8 388 (8.30%) Scrum
9 343 (7.33%) Stakeholder Management
10 329 (7.03%) Analytics
11 272 (5.82%) Test Automation
12 269 (5.75%) TDD
13 260 (5.56%) Service Delivery
14 252 (5.39%) Computer Science
15 251 (5.37%) Continuous Integration
16 249 (5.32%) Decision-Making
17 216 (4.62%) CRM
18 211 (4.51%) SDLC
19 209 (4.47%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 652 (13.94%) SQL
2 621 (13.28%) Java
3 550 (11.76%) Python
4 415 (8.87%) JavaScript
5 402 (8.60%) C#
6 234 (5.00%) C++
7 206 (4.40%) C
8 133 (2.84%) PHP
9 111 (2.37%) Go
10 109 (2.33%) Bash Shell
11 106 (2.27%) Perl
11 106 (2.27%) PowerShell
12 91 (1.95%) R
13 77 (1.65%) Ruby
13 77 (1.65%) T-SQL
14 72 (1.54%) PL/SQL
15 54 (1.15%) Scala
16 43 (0.92%) Shell Script
17 38 (0.81%) ES6
18 35 (0.75%) Solidity
Qualifications
1 843 (18.02%) Degree
2 343 (7.33%) Cisco Certification
3 223 (4.77%) CCNP
4 190 (4.06%) CCNA
5 184 (3.93%) Security Cleared
6 151 (3.23%) Computer Science Degree
7 133 (2.84%) SC Cleared
8 86 (1.84%) ISEB
9 72 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
10 66 (1.41%) CISSP
10 66 (1.41%) PhD
11 59 (1.26%) ITIL Certification
12 53 (1.13%) DV Cleared
13 49 (1.05%) MCSE
14 46 (0.98%) CCIE
15 44 (0.94%) CISM
16 40 (0.86%) PMI Certification
17 39 (0.83%) ISTQB
18 37 (0.79%) CEH
19 34 (0.73%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 229 (4.90%) SLA
2 142 (3.04%) QA
3 129 (2.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 59 (1.26%) GDPR
5 54 (1.15%) PMO
6 45 (0.96%) PCI DSS
7 27 (0.58%) Data Quality
8 26 (0.56%) Cyber Essentials
9 20 (0.43%) COBIT
10 16 (0.34%) ISO 9001
11 11 (0.24%) FISMA
12 10 (0.21%) ISO 22301
12 10 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 9 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 9 (0.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 9 (0.19%) RMADS
14 8 (0.17%) PMBOK
15 7 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27005
16 6 (0.13%) ISO 14001
16 6 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 372 (7.95%) Active Directory
2 244 (5.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 191 (4.08%) Docker
4 98 (2.10%) Hyper-V
5 60 (1.28%) vSphere
6 48 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
7 36 (0.77%) XenApp
8 26 (0.56%) VirtualBox
8 26 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
9 25 (0.53%) HDFS
10 21 (0.45%) VMware Workstation
11 19 (0.41%) Virtual Servers
12 17 (0.36%) VMware NSX
13 15 (0.32%) KVM
13 15 (0.32%) Terminal Server
14 13 (0.28%) XenDesktop
15 12 (0.26%) ProxySG
16 10 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
17 9 (0.19%) Firmware
18 7 (0.15%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 112 (2.39%) Kubernetes
2 105 (2.25%) Ansible
3 64 (1.37%) Puppet
4 49 (1.05%) Hadoop YARN
4 49 (1.05%) SCCM
5 41 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
6 31 (0.66%) AirWatch
7 23 (0.49%) Cisco CUCM
7 23 (0.49%) Docker Swarm
7 23 (0.49%) Terraform
8 21 (0.45%) Cacti
8 21 (0.45%) Nagios
9 19 (0.41%) Oozie
10 18 (0.38%) WSUS
11 17 (0.36%) McAfee ePO
12 16 (0.34%) Grafana
12 16 (0.34%) Nessus
13 15 (0.32%) HP ALM
14 14 (0.30%) SCOM
14 14 (0.30%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 882 (18.86%) SAP
2 695 (14.86%) Microsoft
3 529 (11.31%) Cisco
4 362 (7.74%) VMware
5 262 (5.60%) Oracle
6 155 (3.31%) Salesforce.com
7 144 (3.08%) Juniper
8 130 (2.78%) Tableau
9 121 (2.59%) Citrix
10 116 (2.48%) Google
11 92 (1.97%) Mitel
12 89 (1.90%) CheckPoint
13 71 (1.52%) Avaya
13 71 (1.52%) BT
14 68 (1.45%) F5
15 67 (1.43%) Huawei
16 65 (1.39%) HP
17 62 (1.33%) Apple
18 59 (1.26%) Palo Alto
19 53 (1.13%) Fortinet