Period
to 21 March 2019

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 21 March 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Telecommunications
UK
6 months to
21 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 107 117 69
Rank change year-on-year +10 -48 -15
Permanent jobs citing Telecoms 4,456 4,972 7,094
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.00% 2.83% 4.12%
As % of the General category 7.82% 6.80% 9.91%
Number of salaries quoted 3,308 3,823 5,671
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% -1.00% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £81,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +2.27% +2.33% -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 56,996 73,084 71,584
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.43% 41.54% 41.56%
Number of salaries quoted 43,381 57,456 57,529
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £30,500 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65% -1.37%

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 21 March 2019.

Salary histogram for Telecoms in the UK

Telecoms
Top 16 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 21 March 2019. 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 +6 4,268 £50,000 - 778
UK excluding London +24 2,865 £45,000 +2.27% 622
London -13 1,499 £57,500 -1.71% 195
South East -2 930 £50,000 +11.11% 184
South West +19 548 £47,500 -5.00% 106
North of England +29 526 £42,500 - 130
Midlands +72 439 £42,500 +6.25% 83
West Midlands +58 357 £40,000 +5.26% 42
North West +38 346 £45,000 - 76
East of England +25 299 £45,000 +15.38% 80
Yorkshire +21 161 £35,000 -12.50% 48
East Midlands +57 82 £44,000 -2.22% 41
Wales +68 69 £40,000 +14.29% 16
Scotland -7 51 £42,500 +10.39% 21
North East -14 18 £40,000 -11.11% 6
Northern Ireland -14 12 £41,500 +22.96% 2

For the 6 months to 21 March 2019, 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 1,568 (35.19%) Finance
2 998 (22.40%) Agile Software Development
3 936 (21.01%) Marketing
4 867 (19.46%) Business Intelligence
5 836 (18.76%) Electronics
6 820 (18.40%) SAP
7 811 (18.20%) Manufacturing
8 809 (18.16%) Degree
9 779 (17.48%) Programme Management
10 740 (16.61%) Digital Marketing
11 618 (13.87%) Java
12 614 (13.78%) Microsoft
13 584 (13.11%) Retail
14 576 (12.93%) SQL
15 529 (11.87%) Problem-Solving
16 509 (11.42%) Python
17 507 (11.38%) Project Management
18 488 (10.95%) Software Engineering
19 485 (10.88%) Windows
20 470 (10.55%) Cisco
21 447 (10.03%) ITIL
22 443 (9.94%) Analytical Skills
23 439 (9.85%) Linux
24 400 (8.98%) C#
25 394 (8.84%) Microsoft Azure
26 381 (8.55%) JavaScript
27 371 (8.33%) Firewall
28 367 (8.24%) Amazon AWS
29 356 (7.99%) Banking
30 350 (7.85%) SQL Server

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
1 143 (3.21%) Apache Spark
2 108 (2.42%) MS Exchange
3 78 (1.75%) SharePoint
4 58 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
5 57 (1.28%) Apache
6 47 (1.05%) Skype for Business
7 40 (0.90%) IIS
7 40 (0.90%) SAS
8 36 (0.81%) Confluence
9 26 (0.58%) CMS
10 19 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
11 18 (0.40%) Tomcat
12 17 (0.38%) nginx
13 16 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2013
14 14 (0.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 14 (0.31%) OpenStack
15 12 (0.27%) JBoss
16 11 (0.25%) Apache Solr
17 9 (0.20%) WordPress
18 8 (0.18%) WebLogic
Applications
1 295 (6.62%) Microsoft Office
2 170 (3.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 78 (1.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 56 (1.26%) MS Visio
5 31 (0.70%) Microsoft Project
6 14 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
7 11 (0.25%) Photoshop
8 10 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 9 (0.20%) AutoCAD
10 4 (0.090%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.045%) HipChat
11 2 (0.045%) InVision
12 1 (0.022%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 19 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
1 19 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 15 (0.34%) JDE OneWorld
3 13 (0.29%) SAP FI
4 11 (0.25%) SAP CO
4 11 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
5 9 (0.20%) NetSuite
5 9 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
5 9 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
6 8 (0.18%) SAP S/4HANA
7 6 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
7 6 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
7 6 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
7 6 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 6 (0.13%) SAP ERP
8 5 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
9 4 (0.090%) BusinessWorks
9 4 (0.090%) Dynamics AX
9 4 (0.090%) SAP Business One
9 4 (0.090%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 394 (8.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 367 (8.24%) Amazon AWS
3 220 (4.94%) Office 365
4 143 (3.21%) Google Cloud Platform
5 131 (2.94%) SaaS
6 64 (1.44%) Cloud Computing
7 46 (1.03%) GitHub
8 29 (0.65%) Serverless
9 27 (0.61%) Azure Active Directory
10 26 (0.58%) PaaS
11 20 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
11 20 (0.45%) IaaS
12 19 (0.43%) AWS Lambda
13 15 (0.34%) Amazon S3
14 12 (0.27%) Amazon SQS
15 11 (0.25%) Amazon EMR
15 11 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
16 10 (0.22%) Google Analytics
17 9 (0.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 9 (0.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 371 (8.33%) Firewall
2 310 (6.96%) WAN
3 302 (6.78%) Internet
4 265 (5.95%) LAN
5 257 (5.77%) VoIP
6 207 (4.65%) TCP/IP
7 196 (4.40%) MPLS
8 195 (4.38%) Broadband
9 172 (3.86%) Wireless
10 146 (3.28%) VPN
11 141 (3.16%) BGP
12 128 (2.87%) Ethernet
13 123 (2.76%) Network Security
14 118 (2.65%) PBX
15 113 (2.54%) DNS
16 105 (2.36%) OSPF
17 104 (2.33%) Unified Communications
18 91 (2.04%) DHCP
19 78 (1.75%) Wi-Fi
20 73 (1.64%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 350 (7.85%) SQL Server
2 225 (5.05%) Big Data
3 146 (3.28%) Hadoop
4 144 (3.23%) NoSQL
5 109 (2.45%) MySQL
6 88 (1.97%) Power BI
7 85 (1.91%) Apache Hive
8 84 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
9 79 (1.77%) Apache Cassandra
9 79 (1.77%) MongoDB
10 64 (1.44%) Relational Database
11 50 (1.12%) SAP HANA
12 49 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 45 (1.01%) SQL Server 2016
14 40 (0.90%) Blockchain
15 36 (0.81%) Couchbase
16 35 (0.79%) Impala
16 35 (0.79%) QlikView
16 35 (0.79%) RDBMS
17 34 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 129 (2.89%) Git (software)
2 113 (2.54%) Jenkins
3 102 (2.29%) JIRA
4 100 (2.24%) Selenium
5 50 (1.12%) Maven
6 48 (1.08%) Cucumber
7 46 (1.03%) Subversion
8 39 (0.88%) Visual Studio
9 37 (0.83%) TeamCity
10 32 (0.72%) SpecFlow
10 32 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
11 30 (0.67%) Gradle
12 19 (0.43%) Protractor
12 19 (0.43%) Vagrant
12 19 (0.43%) WebDriver
13 15 (0.34%) TestNG
14 14 (0.31%) GitLab
14 14 (0.31%) JUnit
15 13 (0.29%) SoapUI
16 12 (0.27%) GDB
General
1 1,568 (35.19%) Finance
2 936 (21.01%) Marketing
3 836 (18.76%) Electronics
4 811 (18.20%) Manufacturing
5 584 (13.11%) Retail
6 356 (7.99%) Banking
7 112 (2.51%) Billing
8 108 (2.42%) Advertising
9 86 (1.93%) Legal
10 77 (1.73%) Automotive
11 51 (1.14%) Back Office
12 49 (1.10%) Law
13 40 (0.90%) Aerospace
13 40 (0.90%) Publishing
14 37 (0.83%) Games
15 35 (0.79%) French Language
16 34 (0.76%) German Language
16 34 (0.76%) Retail Banking
17 31 (0.70%) Military
18 23 (0.52%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 593 (13.31%) Developer
2 442 (9.92%) Analyst
3 368 (8.26%) Architect
4 237 (5.32%) Consultant
5 221 (4.96%) Network Engineer
6 202 (4.53%) Software Engineer
7 176 (3.95%) Java Developer
8 170 (3.82%) Project Manager
9 169 (3.79%) Support Engineer
10 134 (3.01%) C# Developer
11 128 (2.87%) .NET Developer
12 126 (2.83%) Business Analyst
12 126 (2.83%) Software Developer
13 125 (2.81%) Solutions Architect
14 113 (2.54%) Senior Developer
15 105 (2.36%) C# .NET Developer
15 105 (2.36%) Senior Analyst
16 100 (2.24%) Test Engineer
17 99 (2.22%) IT Manager
17 99 (2.22%) Telecoms Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 333 (7.47%) .NET
2 279 (6.26%) HTML
3 242 (5.43%) CSS
4 175 (3.93%) Web Services
5 172 (3.86%) AngularJS
6 159 (3.57%) React
7 153 (3.43%) Node.js
8 147 (3.30%) Spring
9 142 (3.19%) ASP.NET
10 136 (3.05%) RESTful
11 120 (2.69%) REST
12 119 (2.67%) Kafka
13 110 (2.47%) jQuery
14 108 (2.42%) XML
15 107 (2.40%) HTML5
16 98 (2.20%) SOAP
17 73 (1.64%) CSS3
18 70 (1.57%) JSON
19 67 (1.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 60 (1.35%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 443 (9.94%) Analytical Skills
2 215 (4.82%) Management Information System
3 196 (4.40%) Self-Motivation
4 189 (4.24%) Data Centre
5 161 (3.61%) Greenfield Project
6 115 (2.58%) Driving Licence
7 113 (2.54%) Algorithms
8 103 (2.31%) User Experience
9 88 (1.97%) FMCG
10 80 (1.80%) Fintech
11 72 (1.62%) Internet of Things
12 58 (1.30%) Blog
13 53 (1.19%) Smart Meter
14 50 (1.12%) Virtual Team
15 47 (1.05%) Social Media
16 42 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
17 39 (0.88%) Video on Demand
18 37 (0.83%) Handset
19 35 (0.79%) Embedded Systems
19 35 (0.79%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 485 (10.88%) Windows
2 439 (9.85%) Linux
3 192 (4.31%) Windows Server
4 134 (3.01%) Unix
5 111 (2.49%) Windows 10
6 96 (2.15%) Windows 7
7 71 (1.59%) Android
8 56 (1.26%) Apple iOS
8 56 (1.26%) Windows Server 2012
9 38 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
10 26 (0.58%) Solaris
11 24 (0.54%) Embedded Linux
11 24 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
12 23 (0.52%) Windows 8
13 17 (0.38%) Mac OS X
14 13 (0.29%) CentOS
15 11 (0.25%) Mac OS
16 10 (0.22%) Ubuntu
17 9 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 7 (0.16%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 998 (22.40%) Agile Software Development
2 867 (19.46%) Business Intelligence
3 779 (17.48%) Programme Management
4 740 (16.61%) Digital Marketing
5 529 (11.87%) Problem-Solving
6 507 (11.38%) Project Management
7 488 (10.95%) Software Engineering
8 447 (10.03%) ITIL
9 344 (7.72%) Scrum
10 316 (7.09%) Analytics
11 312 (7.00%) Stakeholder Management
12 264 (5.92%) Test Automation
13 258 (5.79%) TDD
14 250 (5.61%) Cybersecurity
15 239 (5.36%) Computer Science
16 230 (5.16%) Continuous Integration
17 228 (5.12%) DevOps
18 221 (4.96%) Decision-Making
19 216 (4.85%) Service Delivery
20 203 (4.56%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 618 (13.87%) Java
2 576 (12.93%) SQL
3 509 (11.42%) Python
4 400 (8.98%) C#
5 381 (8.55%) JavaScript
6 227 (5.09%) C++
7 221 (4.96%) C
8 120 (2.69%) PHP
9 99 (2.22%) Bash Shell
10 85 (1.91%) Go
11 83 (1.86%) PowerShell
12 81 (1.82%) R
13 78 (1.75%) T-SQL
14 77 (1.73%) Perl
15 55 (1.23%) Scala
16 51 (1.14%) Ruby
17 42 (0.94%) PL/SQL
18 40 (0.90%) Java 8
19 31 (0.70%) Embedded C
19 31 (0.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 809 (18.16%) Degree
2 257 (5.77%) Cisco Certification
3 219 (4.91%) Security Cleared
4 166 (3.73%) CCNP
5 151 (3.39%) SC Cleared
6 138 (3.10%) CCNA
7 124 (2.78%) ISEB
8 116 (2.60%) Computer Science Degree
9 81 (1.82%) ISTQB
10 64 (1.44%) Microsoft Certification
11 61 (1.37%) CISSP
12 59 (1.32%) DV Cleared
12 59 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
13 55 (1.23%) CCIE
14 49 (1.10%) HNC
15 46 (1.03%) PhD
16 44 (0.99%) CISM
17 40 (0.90%) HND
17 40 (0.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 38 (0.85%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 211 (4.74%) SLA
2 160 (3.59%) QA
3 119 (2.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 69 (1.55%) PCI DSS
5 62 (1.39%) PMO
6 61 (1.37%) GDPR
7 32 (0.72%) Data Quality
8 27 (0.61%) Cyber Essentials
8 27 (0.61%) ISO 9001
9 24 (0.54%) COBIT
10 13 (0.29%) ISO 22301
11 10 (0.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 10 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 9 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 9 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 9 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 7 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27005
14 6 (0.13%) BS7799
15 5 (0.11%) ISO 14001
15 5 (0.11%) RMADS
System Software
1 308 (6.91%) Active Directory
2 162 (3.64%) Docker
3 161 (3.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 86 (1.93%) Hyper-V
5 28 (0.63%) vSphere
6 25 (0.56%) VirtualBox
7 23 (0.52%) XenApp
8 22 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
9 21 (0.47%) Firmware
10 16 (0.36%) VMware Workstation
11 12 (0.27%) HDFS
11 12 (0.27%) VMware NSX
12 11 (0.25%) KVM
12 11 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
13 9 (0.20%) BIND 9
13 9 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
14 8 (0.18%) ProxySG
15 7 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 4 (0.090%) Snort
16 4 (0.090%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 99 (2.22%) Kubernetes
2 89 (2.00%) Ansible
3 45 (1.01%) Puppet
4 44 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
5 38 (0.85%) Terraform
6 36 (0.81%) SCCM
7 33 (0.74%) Hadoop YARN
8 29 (0.65%) HP ALM
9 24 (0.54%) Netcool
10 19 (0.43%) AirWatch
10 19 (0.43%) SCOM
11 18 (0.40%) FortiGate
12 17 (0.38%) Cisco CUCM
12 17 (0.38%) Grafana
13 14 (0.31%) Nagios
14 13 (0.29%) Cisco UCCX
14 13 (0.29%) McAfee ePO
14 13 (0.29%) Nessus
15 11 (0.25%) Cisco Prime
15 11 (0.25%) OpenView
Vendors
1 820 (18.40%) SAP
2 614 (13.78%) Microsoft
3 470 (10.55%) Cisco
4 279 (6.26%) VMware
5 234 (5.25%) Oracle
6 179 (4.02%) Google
7 142 (3.19%) Juniper
8 113 (2.54%) Salesforce.com
9 101 (2.27%) Tableau
10 95 (2.13%) Avaya
11 91 (2.04%) HP
12 80 (1.80%) Citrix
13 74 (1.66%) Mitel
14 72 (1.62%) CheckPoint
15 67 (1.50%) Remedy
16 61 (1.37%) Apple
17 55 (1.23%) Adobe
17 55 (1.23%) BT
18 51 (1.14%) F5
19 46 (1.03%) Nokia