Period
to 24 November 2020

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 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Telecommunications
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 123 101 112
Rank change year-on-year -22 +11 -24
Permanent jobs citing Telecoms 1,454 4,106 4,712
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.66% 3.06% 2.92%
As % of the General category 7.13% 7.75% 6.91%
Number of salaries quoted 1,277 3,108 3,769
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £76,250 £80,000
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 20,406 52,996 68,226
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.34% 39.55% 42.32%
Number of salaries quoted 16,389 40,013 52,494
Median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £53,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +3.77% +6.00%
10th Percentile £33,000 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £93,750 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,750 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.63% +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 24 November 2020.

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 24 November 2020. 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 1,403 £50,000 - 364
UK excluding London -29 926 £45,000 -5.26% 302
London -16 474 £60,000 +9.09% 82
South East +13 404 £50,000 - 101
Work from Home -35 203 £50,000 -9.09% 58
South West -13 185 £47,500 +1.06% 42
North of England -40 147 £45,000 +7.78% 64
Midlands -61 104 £45,000 +5.88% 38
North West +16 93 £45,625 -3.95% 28
West Midlands -63 69 £48,500 +14.12% 23
East of England +8 57 £42,500 - 28
Yorkshire -41 44 £50,000 +33.33% 28
East Midlands -11 32 £37,500 -6.25% 15
Wales +9 16 £49,250 +31.33% 9
North East -3 10 £42,500 -15.00% 8
Scotland +29 9 £37,250 -25.50% 17
Northern Ireland +24 4 £45,000 +84.46% 3

For the 6 months to 24 November 2020, 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.

1 560 (38.51%) Finance
2 414 (28.47%) Marketing
3 396 (27.24%) Public Sector
4 389 (26.75%) Business Intelligence
5 381 (26.20%) Programme Management
6 380 (26.13%) Manufacturing
7 375 (25.79%) Electronics
8 372 (25.58%) SAP
9 365 (25.10%) Digital Marketing
10 268 (18.43%) Agile Software Development
11 257 (17.68%) Microsoft
12 237 (16.30%) Degree
13 191 (13.14%) Azure
13 191 (13.14%) Linux
14 172 (11.83%) JavaScript
15 163 (11.21%) AWS
16 161 (11.07%) Cisco
17 159 (10.94%) Python
18 135 (9.28%) ITIL
18 135 (9.28%) Active Directory
19 132 (9.08%) Windows
20 128 (8.80%) VMware
20 128 (8.80%) Problem-Solving
21 127 (8.73%) SQL
22 123 (8.46%) Java
23 117 (8.05%) Project Management
24 113 (7.77%) Computer Science
25 103 (7.08%) Cisco Certification
25 103 (7.08%) Wireless
25 103 (7.08%) Cybersecurity

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 37 (2.54%) SharePoint
2 36 (2.48%) Apache Spark
3 30 (2.06%) Skype for Business
4 29 (1.99%) Confluence
5 24 (1.65%) Mule
6 17 (1.17%) CMS
6 17 (1.17%) Elasticsearch
7 16 (1.10%) MS Exchange
8 14 (0.96%) Apache
9 11 (0.76%) Tornado
10 9 (0.62%) Red Hat Fuse
11 8 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
11 8 (0.55%) Mule ESB
12 7 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
13 6 (0.41%) JBoss
13 6 (0.41%) Tomcat
14 5 (0.34%) WordPress
15 4 (0.28%) Joomla!
15 4 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 3 (0.21%) OpenStack
Applications
1 100 (6.88%) Microsoft Office
2 64 (4.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 26 (1.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 22 (1.51%) MS Visio
5 20 (1.38%) Chatbot
6 10 (0.69%) Zeplin
7 7 (0.48%) AutoCAD
8 5 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
8 5 (0.34%) Simulink
9 4 (0.28%) Acrobat
10 3 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.069%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.069%) OrCAD
11 1 (0.069%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.069%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 10 (0.69%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 7 (0.48%) SAP PSCD
3 5 (0.34%) JDE OneWorld
4 4 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.21%) Sentinel
6 2 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.14%) SAP Hybris
6 2 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
6 2 (0.14%) Social Studio
7 1 (0.069%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.069%) Oracle BRM
7 1 (0.069%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.069%) SAP GRC
7 1 (0.069%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.069%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 191 (13.14%) Azure
2 163 (11.21%) AWS
3 85 (5.85%) Office 365
4 74 (5.09%) SaaS
5 48 (3.30%) GCP
6 33 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
7 29 (1.99%) Power Platform
8 17 (1.17%) IaaS
9 16 (1.10%) AWS CloudFormation
9 16 (1.10%) Trello
10 15 (1.03%) Serverless
11 13 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
11 13 (0.89%) AWS Lambda
12 9 (0.62%) PaaS
13 7 (0.48%) GitHub
14 6 (0.41%) npm
15 5 (0.34%) Azure ExpressRoute
15 5 (0.34%) Mimecast
15 5 (0.34%) OpenShift
15 5 (0.34%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 103 (7.08%) Wireless
2 101 (6.95%) Firewall
3 92 (6.33%) LAN
4 91 (6.26%) WAN
5 81 (5.57%) VoIP
6 74 (5.09%) Internet
7 72 (4.95%) 5G
8 64 (4.40%) TCP/IP
9 61 (4.20%) Ethernet
10 60 (4.13%) Broadband
11 59 (4.06%) VPN
12 58 (3.99%) Network Security
12 58 (3.99%) Wi-Fi
13 52 (3.58%) BGP
14 50 (3.44%) MPLS
15 49 (3.37%) Unified Communications
16 45 (3.09%) OSPF
17 43 (2.96%) 4G
17 43 (2.96%) Skype
18 41 (2.82%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (4.26%) SQL Server
2 49 (3.37%) NoSQL
3 42 (2.89%) Big Data
4 37 (2.54%) MySQL
5 32 (2.20%) MongoDB
6 31 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
7 30 (2.06%) Hadoop
8 27 (1.86%) Power BI
9 26 (1.79%) Relational Database
10 20 (1.38%) GIS
11 18 (1.24%) Apache Cassandra
12 15 (1.03%) Redis
13 13 (0.89%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 12 (0.83%) Tableau
15 11 (0.76%) RDBMS
16 10 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
16 10 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 9 (0.62%) BusinessObjects
18 8 (0.55%) Impala
18 8 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 93 (6.40%) Git (software)
2 61 (4.20%) JIRA
3 26 (1.79%) JUnit
4 23 (1.58%) Selenium
4 23 (1.58%) Subversion
5 22 (1.51%) Maven
6 17 (1.17%) Cucumber
7 14 (0.96%) JBehave
7 14 (0.96%) Postman
8 12 (0.83%) Fiddler
8 12 (0.83%) SoapUI
9 10 (0.69%) Grunt
9 10 (0.69%) gulp
9 10 (0.69%) Jenkins
10 8 (0.55%) Appium
10 8 (0.55%) IntelliJ
10 8 (0.55%) Xcode
11 6 (0.41%) NUnit
12 5 (0.34%) Visual Studio Code
13 4 (0.28%) git-flow
General
1 560 (38.51%) Finance
2 414 (28.47%) Marketing
3 396 (27.24%) Public Sector
4 380 (26.13%) Manufacturing
5 375 (25.79%) Electronics
6 89 (6.12%) Banking
7 50 (3.44%) Retail
8 38 (2.61%) Legal
8 38 (2.61%) Local Government
9 23 (1.58%) Billing
10 18 (1.24%) Games
11 15 (1.03%) Advertising
11 15 (1.03%) Law
12 10 (0.69%) Back Office
12 10 (0.69%) Spanish Language
13 7 (0.48%) French Language
13 7 (0.48%) German Language
14 6 (0.41%) Financial Institution
14 6 (0.41%) Italian Language
14 6 (0.41%) Military
Job Titles
1 182 (12.52%) Developer
2 122 (8.39%) Architect
3 113 (7.77%) Analyst
4 89 (6.12%) Consultant
5 80 (5.50%) Telecoms Manager
6 79 (5.43%) Network Engineer
7 59 (4.06%) Software Engineer
8 47 (3.23%) Administrator
9 44 (3.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 44 (3.03%) Support Engineer
10 39 (2.68%) Project Manager
10 39 (2.68%) Systems Administrator
11 38 (2.61%) Product Manager
12 37 (2.54%) Solutions Architect
13 36 (2.48%) Java Developer
14 34 (2.34%) Design Engineer
14 34 (2.34%) Senior Developer
15 33 (2.27%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 32 (2.20%) Network Architect
16 32 (2.20%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (6.26%) CSS
2 78 (5.36%) HTML
3 65 (4.47%) .NET
4 63 (4.33%) REST
5 56 (3.85%) AngularJS
6 43 (2.96%) Web Services
7 41 (2.82%) SOAP
8 40 (2.75%) Node.js
8 40 (2.75%) React
9 39 (2.68%) RESTful
10 34 (2.34%) Vue.js
10 34 (2.34%) XML
11 32 (2.20%) Spring
12 24 (1.65%) .NET Core
13 23 (1.58%) ASP.NET
13 23 (1.58%) jQuery
14 22 (1.51%) HTML5
15 21 (1.44%) WebRTC
16 19 (1.31%) JSON
17 18 (1.24%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 88 (6.05%) Data Centre
2 86 (5.91%) Analytical Skills
3 74 (5.09%) Management Information System
4 70 (4.81%) User Experience
5 54 (3.71%) Self-Motivation
6 48 (3.30%) Algorithms
7 34 (2.34%) Mobile App
8 30 (2.06%) Blog
9 25 (1.72%) Cloud Native
10 23 (1.58%) Fibre Optics
11 22 (1.51%) Client/Server
12 21 (1.44%) Video Conferencing
13 19 (1.31%) Driving Licence
13 19 (1.31%) Internet of Things
14 18 (1.24%) Embedded Systems
14 18 (1.24%) Over-the-Top Content
15 16 (1.10%) FMCG
16 15 (1.03%) N-Tier
17 14 (0.96%) Data Structures
17 14 (0.96%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 191 (13.14%) Linux
2 132 (9.08%) Windows
3 50 (3.44%) Unix
4 49 (3.37%) Windows Server
5 36 (2.48%) Windows 10
6 27 (1.86%) CentOS
7 23 (1.58%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (1.10%) Android
9 14 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
10 12 (0.83%) Windows 7
10 12 (0.83%) Windows Server 2016
11 8 (0.55%) Apple iOS
12 7 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (0.41%) Windows Server 2019
14 4 (0.28%) Debian
14 4 (0.28%) SUSE
15 3 (0.21%) Oracle Linux
15 3 (0.21%) Solaris
15 3 (0.21%) Ubuntu
15 3 (0.21%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 389 (26.75%) Business Intelligence
2 381 (26.20%) Programme Management
3 365 (25.10%) Digital Marketing
4 268 (18.43%) Agile Software Development
5 135 (9.28%) ITIL
6 128 (8.80%) Problem-Solving
7 117 (8.05%) Project Management
8 113 (7.77%) Computer Science
9 103 (7.08%) Cybersecurity
10 102 (7.02%) DevOps
11 97 (6.67%) Software Engineering
12 91 (6.26%) Scrum
13 90 (6.19%) Stakeholder Management
14 77 (5.30%) Project Delivery
15 72 (4.95%) Test Automation
16 70 (4.81%) Customer Requirements
17 64 (4.40%) Continuous Integration
18 62 (4.26%) Mentoring
19 58 (3.99%) Enterprise Architecture
20 56 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 172 (11.83%) JavaScript
2 159 (10.94%) Python
3 127 (8.73%) SQL
4 123 (8.46%) Java
5 75 (5.16%) C++
6 70 (4.81%) C
7 55 (3.78%) C#
8 53 (3.65%) Bash Shell
9 28 (1.93%) PHP
10 25 (1.72%) TypeScript
11 21 (1.44%) Scala
12 20 (1.38%) Apex Code
13 16 (1.10%) PowerShell
14 15 (1.03%) Go
15 14 (0.96%) Shell Script
16 8 (0.55%) MATLAB
16 8 (0.55%) Perl
17 6 (0.41%) PL/SQL
18 5 (0.34%) T-SQL
19 4 (0.28%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 237 (16.30%) Degree
2 103 (7.08%) Cisco Certification
3 74 (5.09%) CCNP
4 71 (4.88%) Security Cleared
5 50 (3.44%) CCNA
6 40 (2.75%) CCIE
7 35 (2.41%) Microsoft Certification
8 27 (1.86%) SC Cleared
9 24 (1.65%) Computer Science Degree
10 23 (1.58%) MCSA
11 22 (1.51%) CISSP
11 22 (1.51%) SANS
12 20 (1.38%) Master's Degree
13 17 (1.17%) CISM
14 15 (1.03%) AWS Certification
15 13 (0.89%) DV Cleared
15 13 (0.89%) MCSE
16 12 (0.83%) DBS Check
16 12 (0.83%) TOGAF Certification
17 11 (0.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (5.78%) SLA
2 68 (4.68%) QA
3 51 (3.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 37 (2.54%) GDPR
5 12 (0.83%) PCI DSS
6 10 (0.69%) NIST
7 8 (0.55%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 8 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 7 (0.48%) PMO
9 6 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials
10 5 (0.34%) COBIT
10 5 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 5 (0.34%) NCSC
10 5 (0.34%) NIST 800
11 4 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 3 (0.21%) DO-178B
12 3 (0.21%) IEC 61508
12 3 (0.21%) ISO 13485
12 3 (0.21%) ISO 9001
12 3 (0.21%) SEPA
System Software
1 135 (9.28%) Active Directory
2 86 (5.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 57 (3.92%) Docker
4 47 (3.23%) Hyper-V
5 33 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
6 24 (1.65%) Virtual Machines
7 14 (0.96%) Firmware
8 11 (0.76%) KVM
9 7 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
9 7 (0.48%) vSphere
10 6 (0.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 6 (0.41%) VMware Workstation
10 6 (0.41%) XenApp
11 5 (0.34%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 5 (0.34%) MetaFrame
11 5 (0.34%) NFS
11 5 (0.34%) XenDesktop
12 4 (0.28%) VMware NSX
12 4 (0.28%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.069%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 53 (3.65%) Kubernetes
2 36 (2.48%) Ansible
3 35 (2.41%) Terraform
4 33 (2.27%) Puppet
5 28 (1.93%) QRadar
6 24 (1.65%) SCCM
7 20 (1.38%) Grafana
7 20 (1.38%) SCVMM
8 13 (0.89%) Cisco CUCM
9 9 (0.62%) HP ALM
10 7 (0.48%) Cisco UCCX
11 6 (0.41%) Graylog
11 6 (0.41%) Kibana
11 6 (0.41%) Nagios
11 6 (0.41%) Single Sign-On
12 5 (0.34%) HAProxy
12 5 (0.34%) vRealize
13 4 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
13 4 (0.28%) Salt
14 3 (0.21%) WSUS
Vendors
1 372 (25.58%) SAP
2 257 (17.68%) Microsoft
3 161 (11.07%) Cisco
4 128 (8.80%) VMware
5 50 (3.44%) Splunk
6 44 (3.03%) Google
7 39 (2.68%) Palo Alto
8 38 (2.61%) Dell
9 36 (2.48%) IBM
9 36 (2.48%) Oracle
10 34 (2.34%) Red Hat
11 33 (2.27%) Salesforce.com
12 29 (1.99%) CheckPoint
12 29 (1.99%) Citrix
13 26 (1.79%) CyberArk
14 24 (1.65%) Juniper
15 23 (1.58%) Nokia
15 23 (1.58%) Thycotic
16 21 (1.44%) F5
17 20 (1.38%) ArcSight