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

Telecommunications
UK
6 months to
2 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 125 107 118
Rank change year-on-year -18 +11 -48
Permanent jobs citing Telecoms 3,055 4,393 5,033
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.61% 2.97% 2.84%
As % of the General category 6.51% 7.35% 6.59%
Number of salaries quoted 2,374 3,440 3,991
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £80,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +2.33%

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 46,917 59,763 76,352
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.05% 40.37% 43.14%
Number of salaries quoted 35,585 45,292 59,793
Median annual salary £57,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.64% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,500 £29,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 2 April 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 2 April 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 -14 2,925 £50,000 - 471
UK excluding London -7 1,989 £45,000 - 394
London -19 1,022 £55,000 -2.65% 114
South East +17 815 £55,000 +4.76% 129
Midlands -7 300 £39,250 -7.65% 41
South West -27 298 £45,000 -5.26% 54
North of England -56 272 £40,000 -5.88% 74
East of England +11 217 £42,500 -10.53% 60
West Midlands -15 212 £45,000 +5.88% 20
Work from Home -15 193 £55,000 -2.65% 29
Yorkshire +25 130 £38,000 +8.57% 21
North West -92 121 £41,250 -8.33% 45
East Midlands +36 90 £33,100 -22.12% 21
Scotland +40 54 £44,606 +5.58% 26
Wales -34 39 £37,500 -11.76% 8
North East +5 21 £42,708 +6.77% 8
Northern Ireland +11 4 £42,500 +2.41% 3

For the 6 months to 2 April 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.

1 739 (24.19%) Finance
2 508 (16.63%) Agile Software Development
3 503 (16.46%) Degree
4 480 (15.71%) Microsoft
5 404 (13.22%) Public Sector
6 398 (13.03%) Marketing
7 391 (12.80%) Windows
8 381 (12.47%) Business Intelligence
9 363 (11.88%) Electronics
10 362 (11.85%) SAP
11 353 (11.55%) Manufacturing
12 337 (11.03%) Programme Management
13 329 (10.77%) Cisco
14 314 (10.28%) Digital Marketing
15 312 (10.21%) Problem-Solving
16 311 (10.18%) Linux
17 306 (10.02%) Project Management
18 284 (9.30%) Firewall
19 276 (9.03%) WAN
20 268 (8.77%) Stakeholder Management
21 262 (8.58%) Python
22 260 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
23 258 (8.45%) ITIL
24 252 (8.25%) SQL
24 252 (8.25%) LAN
24 252 (8.25%) Data Centre
25 247 (8.09%) Java
26 245 (8.02%) Wireless
27 235 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
28 226 (7.40%) AWS

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 58 (1.90%) SharePoint
2 44 (1.44%) Apache Spark
3 32 (1.05%) Confluence
3 32 (1.05%) IIS
3 32 (1.05%) Smallworld
4 27 (0.88%) MS Exchange
5 22 (0.72%) Apache
5 22 (0.72%) Skype for Business
6 16 (0.52%) OpenStack
7 12 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
8 10 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2013
8 10 (0.33%) Mule
8 10 (0.33%) Mule ESB
8 10 (0.33%) SAS
9 9 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2010
10 6 (0.20%) CMS
10 6 (0.20%) JBoss
10 6 (0.20%) WebSphere
11 5 (0.16%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.16%) Tornado
Applications
1 188 (6.15%) Microsoft Office
2 150 (4.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 54 (1.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 52 (1.70%) MS Visio
5 50 (1.64%) AutoCAD
6 23 (0.75%) Microsoft Project
7 6 (0.20%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.098%) Chatbot
9 2 (0.065%) Figma
9 2 (0.065%) Sketch
9 2 (0.065%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.033%) OrCAD
10 1 (0.033%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 17 (0.56%) SAP S/4HANA
2 16 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
3 14 (0.46%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 12 (0.39%) Primavera
5 8 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
6 6 (0.20%) SAP ERP
6 6 (0.20%) SAP HCM
6 6 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 6 (0.20%) Teamcenter
7 5 (0.16%) Magento
7 5 (0.16%) SAP Payroll
7 5 (0.16%) Sentinel
8 4 (0.13%) assyst
8 4 (0.13%) NetSuite
8 4 (0.13%) Oracle BRM
9 2 (0.065%) CSG Singleview
9 2 (0.065%) SAP MDG
10 1 (0.033%) R3 Corda
10 1 (0.033%) SAP POS DM
10 1 (0.033%) Social Studio
Cloud Services
1 226 (7.40%) AWS
2 221 (7.23%) Azure
3 149 (4.88%) Office 365
4 88 (2.88%) SaaS
5 60 (1.96%) Power Platform
6 51 (1.67%) GCP
7 30 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
8 27 (0.88%) SuccessFactors
9 26 (0.85%) IaaS
10 24 (0.79%) Serverless
11 21 (0.69%) PaaS
12 20 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
13 16 (0.52%) AWS Lambda
14 12 (0.39%) Amazon S3
15 11 (0.36%) Apigee
15 11 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
15 11 (0.36%) Boomi
15 11 (0.36%) OpenShift
16 9 (0.29%) Amazon Cognito
16 9 (0.29%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 284 (9.30%) Firewall
2 276 (9.03%) WAN
3 252 (8.25%) LAN
4 245 (8.02%) Wireless
5 223 (7.30%) Internet
6 188 (6.15%) VoIP
7 186 (6.09%) TCP/IP
8 161 (5.27%) Broadband
9 153 (5.01%) MPLS
10 152 (4.98%) Wi-Fi
11 135 (4.42%) BGP
12 130 (4.26%) DNS
13 119 (3.90%) OSPF
14 105 (3.44%) Network Security
15 93 (3.04%) DHCP
16 92 (3.01%) VPN
17 86 (2.82%) Ethernet
18 77 (2.52%) Unified Communications
19 66 (2.16%) Radio Access Network
20 65 (2.13%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 165 (5.40%) SQL Server
2 65 (2.13%) Big Data
3 60 (1.96%) Power BI
4 54 (1.77%) GIS
4 54 (1.77%) MySQL
5 44 (1.44%) Hadoop
5 44 (1.44%) NoSQL
6 34 (1.11%) Relational Database
7 33 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
8 26 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 23 (0.75%) MongoDB
10 22 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
11 20 (0.65%) Apache Cassandra
12 19 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
13 17 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 15 (0.49%) SQL Server 2016
14 15 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 14 (0.46%) Qlik Sense
15 14 (0.46%) SAP HANA
16 13 (0.43%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 133 (4.35%) Git (software)
2 84 (2.75%) JIRA
3 72 (2.36%) Jenkins
4 36 (1.18%) Visual Studio
5 31 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
6 30 (0.98%) Maven
7 25 (0.82%) Selenium
8 21 (0.69%) Cucumber
8 21 (0.69%) JUnit
9 18 (0.59%) WebDriver
10 17 (0.56%) SonarQube
11 16 (0.52%) Subversion
12 15 (0.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 13 (0.43%) Rational DOORS
14 11 (0.36%) GitLab
14 11 (0.36%) TeamCity
15 10 (0.33%) Postman
16 9 (0.29%) JBehave
16 9 (0.29%) Rational Quality Manager
17 8 (0.26%) Jasmine
General
1 739 (24.19%) Finance
2 404 (13.22%) Public Sector
3 398 (13.03%) Marketing
4 363 (11.88%) Electronics
5 353 (11.55%) Manufacturing
6 168 (5.50%) Retail
7 144 (4.71%) Legal
8 132 (4.32%) Banking
9 51 (1.67%) Local Government
10 47 (1.54%) Billing
11 30 (0.98%) Aerospace
12 29 (0.95%) Law
13 28 (0.92%) Games
14 25 (0.82%) Automotive
15 24 (0.79%) Advertising
16 16 (0.52%) German Language
16 16 (0.52%) Military
17 15 (0.49%) French Language
17 15 (0.49%) Police
18 13 (0.43%) Digital Economy
Job Titles
1 332 (10.87%) Developer
2 249 (8.15%) Analyst
3 200 (6.55%) Network Engineer
4 168 (5.50%) Architect
5 161 (5.27%) Project Manager
6 135 (4.42%) Support Engineer
7 120 (3.93%) Software Engineer
8 111 (3.63%) Telecoms Manager
9 106 (3.47%) Consultant
10 91 (2.98%) Software Developer
11 90 (2.95%) Senior Manager
12 87 (2.85%) Senior Developer
13 83 (2.72%) IT Support
14 79 (2.59%) .NET Developer
15 77 (2.52%) Java Developer
16 76 (2.49%) IT Manager
17 75 (2.45%) Delivery Manager
17 75 (2.45%) Telecoms Engineer
18 73 (2.39%) C# Developer
19 69 (2.26%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 159 (5.20%) .NET
2 103 (3.37%) HTML
3 95 (3.11%) CSS
4 91 (2.98%) AngularJS
5 83 (2.72%) REST
6 78 (2.55%) Web Services
7 71 (2.32%) Node.js
8 66 (2.16%) React
9 65 (2.13%) ASP.NET
10 61 (2.00%) SOAP
11 56 (1.83%) .NET Core
12 52 (1.70%) RESTful
13 46 (1.51%) Spring
14 43 (1.41%) jQuery
15 29 (0.95%) HTML5
15 29 (0.95%) WCF
16 27 (0.88%) Middleware
16 27 (0.88%) WPF
17 26 (0.85%) LAMP
17 26 (0.85%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 260 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
2 252 (8.25%) Data Centre
3 110 (3.60%) Management Information System
4 97 (3.18%) Self-Motivation
5 90 (2.95%) CCTV
6 89 (2.91%) User Experience
7 68 (2.23%) Fibre Optics
8 66 (2.16%) Greenfield Project
9 57 (1.87%) Driving Licence
10 36 (1.18%) Virtual Team
11 33 (1.08%) Internet of Things
11 33 (1.08%) Private Cloud
11 33 (1.08%) Public Cloud
12 31 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
12 31 (1.01%) Smartphone
13 29 (0.95%) e-Learning
14 28 (0.92%) Algorithms
14 28 (0.92%) Embedded Systems
15 25 (0.82%) Clustering
16 24 (0.79%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 391 (12.80%) Windows
2 311 (10.18%) Linux
3 114 (3.73%) Unix
4 112 (3.67%) Windows Server
5 70 (2.29%) Windows 10
6 47 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
7 43 (1.41%) Android
8 38 (1.24%) Windows Server 2016
9 35 (1.15%) Windows 7
10 25 (0.82%) CentOS
11 24 (0.79%) Windows Server 2019
12 20 (0.65%) Solaris
13 18 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
14 17 (0.56%) Apple iOS
14 17 (0.56%) Ubuntu
15 16 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 14 (0.46%) Windows 8
17 12 (0.39%) Mac OS
18 10 (0.33%) Debian
19 8 (0.26%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 508 (16.63%) Agile Software Development
2 381 (12.47%) Business Intelligence
3 337 (11.03%) Programme Management
4 314 (10.28%) Digital Marketing
5 312 (10.21%) Problem-Solving
6 306 (10.02%) Project Management
7 268 (8.77%) Stakeholder Management
8 258 (8.45%) ITIL
9 214 (7.00%) Software Engineering
10 199 (6.51%) Project Delivery
11 197 (6.45%) Continuous Improvement
12 186 (6.09%) Service Delivery
13 171 (5.60%) Analytics
14 167 (5.47%) DevOps
15 141 (4.62%) Computer Science
16 139 (4.55%) Mentoring
17 138 (4.52%) PRINCE2
18 123 (4.03%) TDD
19 120 (3.93%) Scrum
19 120 (3.93%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 262 (8.58%) Python
2 252 (8.25%) SQL
3 247 (8.09%) Java
4 207 (6.78%) JavaScript
5 199 (6.51%) C
6 175 (5.73%) C++
7 163 (5.34%) C#
8 75 (2.45%) PHP
9 64 (2.09%) Bash Shell
10 43 (1.41%) Shell Script
11 40 (1.31%) Embedded C
12 38 (1.24%) Go
13 32 (1.05%) T-SQL
14 29 (0.95%) PowerShell
15 27 (0.88%) Kotlin
15 27 (0.88%) Perl
16 25 (0.82%) TypeScript
17 24 (0.79%) R
17 24 (0.79%) Ruby
18 22 (0.72%) VBA
Qualifications
1 503 (16.46%) Degree
2 235 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
3 184 (6.02%) Security Cleared
4 147 (4.81%) CCNP
5 131 (4.29%) SC Cleared
6 114 (3.73%) CCNA
7 80 (2.62%) Computer Science Degree
8 60 (1.96%) CCIE
9 51 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
10 41 (1.34%) CISSP
11 36 (1.18%) MCSE
12 35 (1.15%) HNC
13 34 (1.11%) DV Cleared
13 34 (1.11%) ISTQB
14 31 (1.01%) MCSA
15 30 (0.98%) Master's Degree
16 29 (0.95%) HND
17 23 (0.75%) CISM
18 22 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
18 22 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 145 (4.75%) SLA
2 116 (3.80%) QA
3 87 (2.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 43 (1.41%) PMO
5 32 (1.05%) GDPR
6 29 (0.95%) Data Quality
7 14 (0.46%) PCI DSS
8 13 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials
8 13 (0.43%) ISO 9001
8 13 (0.43%) NIST
9 9 (0.29%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 8 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 8 (0.26%) RMADS
11 7 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 5 (0.16%) ISO 20022
12 5 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 5 (0.16%) PSD2
12 5 (0.16%) SEPA
13 4 (0.13%) Def Stans
14 3 (0.098%) Actionable Recommendations
System Software
1 200 (6.55%) Active Directory
2 149 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 107 (3.50%) Docker
4 79 (2.59%) Hyper-V
5 51 (1.67%) Firmware
6 27 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
7 21 (0.69%) XenApp
8 19 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
9 13 (0.43%) Virtual Servers
10 12 (0.39%) VMware NSX
11 10 (0.33%) KVM
11 10 (0.33%) vSphere
12 8 (0.26%) BIND 9
13 7 (0.23%) XenDesktop
14 6 (0.20%) Kamailio
14 6 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
15 4 (0.13%) VirtualBox
16 3 (0.098%) Microsoft App-V
17 2 (0.065%) Apache ZooKeeper
17 2 (0.065%) IAG
Systems Management
1 80 (2.62%) Ansible
2 44 (1.44%) Kubernetes
3 41 (1.34%) SCCM
4 33 (1.08%) Terraform
5 25 (0.82%) SCOM
6 23 (0.75%) Cisco CUCM
7 22 (0.72%) Cisco Prime
7 22 (0.72%) FortiGate
8 21 (0.69%) Cisco UCCX
9 16 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
10 15 (0.49%) McAfee ePO
11 13 (0.43%) Mesos
12 12 (0.39%) Grafana
12 12 (0.39%) Puppet
13 11 (0.36%) HP ALM
13 11 (0.36%) Marathon
14 9 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
14 9 (0.29%) Netcool
14 9 (0.29%) TeMIP
15 8 (0.26%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 480 (15.71%) Microsoft
2 362 (11.85%) SAP
3 329 (10.77%) Cisco
4 216 (7.07%) VMware
5 105 (3.44%) Oracle
6 85 (2.78%) Google
7 79 (2.59%) Juniper
8 75 (2.45%) Citrix
9 74 (2.42%) Virgin Media
10 70 (2.29%) Salesforce.com
11 65 (2.13%) Palo Alto
12 61 (2.00%) Tableau
13 59 (1.93%) BT
14 57 (1.87%) CheckPoint
15 56 (1.83%) Remedy
16 51 (1.67%) HP
16 51 (1.67%) Openreach
17 49 (1.60%) Dell
18 43 (1.41%) SolarWinds
19 37 (1.21%) F5