Period
to 29 January 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 29 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Telecommunications
UK
6 months to
29 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 110 111 108
Rank change year-on-year +1 -3 -44
Permanent jobs citing Telecoms 3,564 4,555 5,051
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.84% 3.00% 2.91%
As % of the General category 7.12% 7.27% 6.62%
Number of salaries quoted 2,581 3,387 3,955
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -4.52%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £80,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +0.57%

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 50,044 62,660 76,257
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.92% 41.21% 43.97%
Number of salaries quoted 37,925 47,731 58,398
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,250 £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% - +3.45%

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 29 January 2020.

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 29 January 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 -3 3,417 £50,000 - 631
UK excluding London +2 2,389 £45,000 - 512
London -26 1,123 £55,000 - 151
South East +14 900 £52,500 - 183
South West -5 420 £45,000 -5.26% 42
Midlands +26 415 £38,000 -5.00% 76
North of England -27 321 £40,000 -9.09% 109
West Midlands +3 283 £42,500 +6.25% 54
East of England +17 223 £42,500 -5.56% 69
North West -60 144 £48,750 +8.33% 50
Yorkshire +25 143 £36,250 +0.69% 45
East Midlands +69 130 £37,500 -11.76% 22
Wales 0 59 £36,750 -8.13% 9
Scotland +37 55 £44,606 +1.96% 21
North East +39 34 £42,915 +7.29% 14
Northern Ireland +4 4 £42,500 +2.41% 4

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 1,007 (28.25%) Finance
2 657 (18.43%) Agile Software Development
3 632 (17.73%) Public Sector
4 609 (17.09%) Marketing
5 602 (16.89%) SAP
6 598 (16.78%) Degree
7 586 (16.44%) Business Intelligence
7 586 (16.44%) Electronics
8 584 (16.39%) Manufacturing
9 563 (15.80%) Microsoft
10 556 (15.60%) Programme Management
11 517 (14.51%) Digital Marketing
12 487 (13.66%) Windows
13 427 (11.98%) Linux
14 420 (11.78%) Cisco
15 397 (11.14%) Problem-Solving
16 369 (10.35%) Project Management
17 362 (10.16%) Java
18 351 (9.85%) ITIL
19 343 (9.62%) Python
20 336 (9.43%) Firewall
21 333 (9.34%) WAN
22 332 (9.32%) SQL
23 315 (8.84%) LAN
24 308 (8.64%) Wireless
25 303 (8.50%) Analytical Skills
26 296 (8.31%) Cisco Certification
27 285 (8.00%) Data Centre
28 276 (7.74%) Stakeholder Management
29 265 (7.44%) 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 77 (2.16%) SharePoint
2 70 (1.96%) MS Exchange
3 52 (1.46%) IIS
4 48 (1.35%) Apache Spark
5 46 (1.29%) Apache
6 33 (0.93%) Confluence
7 31 (0.87%) Smallworld
8 28 (0.79%) Skype for Business
9 20 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2013
10 19 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
11 14 (0.39%) JBoss
12 13 (0.36%) OpenStack
13 11 (0.31%) Tomcat
13 11 (0.31%) WebSphere
14 10 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2010
15 9 (0.25%) Mule
15 9 (0.25%) Mule ESB
16 8 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 8 (0.22%) SAS
17 6 (0.17%) WebLogic
Applications
1 190 (5.33%) Microsoft Office
2 115 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 70 (1.96%) MS Visio
4 53 (1.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 50 (1.40%) AutoCAD
6 18 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
7 9 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
8 6 (0.17%) Figma
8 6 (0.17%) Sketch
9 5 (0.14%) Acrobat
10 4 (0.11%) Chatbot
10 4 (0.11%) InVision
10 4 (0.11%) Marvel
11 3 (0.084%) Photoshop
12 2 (0.056%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 1 (0.028%) Adobe Illustrator
13 1 (0.028%) InfoPath
13 1 (0.028%) OrCAD
Business Applications
1 29 (0.81%) SAP S/4HANA
2 21 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 14 (0.39%) SAP CO
3 14 (0.39%) SAP FI
3 14 (0.39%) SAP FI/CO
4 12 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
5 10 (0.28%) SAP ERP
6 9 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 8 (0.22%) Primavera
8 7 (0.20%) SAP HCM
9 6 (0.17%) SAP Payroll
9 6 (0.17%) Teamcenter
10 5 (0.14%) Oracle iProcurement
11 4 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
11 4 (0.11%) Sentinel
12 3 (0.084%) Remedy ITSM
12 3 (0.084%) Unica
13 2 (0.056%) Adobe Campaign
13 2 (0.056%) CSG Singleview
13 2 (0.056%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 265 (7.44%) AWS
2 261 (7.32%) Azure
3 198 (5.56%) Office 365
4 95 (2.67%) SaaS
5 66 (1.85%) Power Platform
6 47 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
7 38 (1.07%) GCP
8 31 (0.87%) Serverless
9 28 (0.79%) IaaS
9 28 (0.79%) SuccessFactors
10 23 (0.65%) AWS Lambda
11 22 (0.62%) PaaS
12 18 (0.51%) Amazon S3
13 15 (0.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 14 (0.39%) Amazon Cognito
14 14 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
15 13 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
16 11 (0.31%) OneDrive
17 10 (0.28%) Azure Stack
18 9 (0.25%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 336 (9.43%) Firewall
2 333 (9.34%) WAN
3 315 (8.84%) LAN
4 308 (8.64%) Wireless
5 253 (7.10%) Internet
6 235 (6.59%) TCP/IP
7 202 (5.67%) VoIP
8 188 (5.27%) DNS
9 182 (5.11%) Broadband
10 179 (5.02%) MPLS
11 164 (4.60%) BGP
12 162 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
13 153 (4.29%) DHCP
14 130 (3.65%) OSPF
14 130 (3.65%) VPN
15 106 (2.97%) Ethernet
15 106 (2.97%) Network Security
16 90 (2.53%) Unified Communications
17 81 (2.27%) VLAN
18 52 (1.46%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 253 (7.10%) SQL Server
2 87 (2.44%) Big Data
3 66 (1.85%) Power BI
4 58 (1.63%) MySQL
5 53 (1.49%) GIS
6 51 (1.43%) NoSQL
7 50 (1.40%) PostgreSQL
8 48 (1.35%) Relational Database
9 46 (1.29%) Hadoop
10 40 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
11 35 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 30 (0.84%) SAP HANA
13 24 (0.67%) MongoDB
14 23 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
14 23 (0.65%) SQL Server 2016
15 22 (0.62%) Apache Cassandra
16 21 (0.59%) Oracle Database
17 20 (0.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 20 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 16 (0.45%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 152 (4.26%) Git (software)
2 88 (2.47%) Jenkins
3 87 (2.44%) JIRA
4 49 (1.37%) Selenium
5 41 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
6 38 (1.07%) Visual Studio
7 36 (1.01%) Maven
8 33 (0.93%) Subversion
9 32 (0.90%) Cucumber
9 32 (0.90%) JUnit
10 28 (0.79%) WebDriver
11 27 (0.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 27 (0.76%) SonarQube
12 18 (0.51%) GDB
13 16 (0.45%) GitLab
13 16 (0.45%) Jasmine
13 16 (0.45%) JMeter
13 16 (0.45%) Rational DOORS
14 14 (0.39%) IntelliJ
15 13 (0.36%) SpecFlow
General
1 1,007 (28.25%) Finance
2 632 (17.73%) Public Sector
3 609 (17.09%) Marketing
4 586 (16.44%) Electronics
5 584 (16.39%) Manufacturing
6 240 (6.73%) Retail
7 188 (5.27%) Banking
8 126 (3.54%) Legal
9 53 (1.49%) Local Government
10 52 (1.46%) Billing
11 45 (1.26%) Law
12 36 (1.01%) Automotive
13 35 (0.98%) Advertising
14 32 (0.90%) German Language
15 31 (0.87%) Games
16 30 (0.84%) Aerospace
17 25 (0.70%) Italian Language
17 25 (0.70%) Police
18 23 (0.65%) French Language
19 19 (0.53%) Military
Job Titles
1 397 (11.14%) Developer
2 370 (10.38%) Analyst
3 242 (6.79%) Network Engineer
4 213 (5.98%) Architect
5 169 (4.74%) Project Manager
5 169 (4.74%) Support Engineer
6 158 (4.43%) Consultant
7 133 (3.73%) Software Engineer
8 111 (3.11%) Telecoms Manager
9 106 (2.97%) IT Support
9 106 (2.97%) Java Developer
10 97 (2.72%) Software Developer
11 94 (2.64%) Senior Developer
12 93 (2.61%) IT Manager
13 92 (2.58%) Senior Manager
14 91 (2.55%) Telecoms Engineer
15 88 (2.47%) .NET Developer
15 88 (2.47%) C# Developer
16 83 (2.33%) IT Engineer
17 79 (2.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 178 (4.99%) .NET
2 119 (3.34%) AngularJS
3 115 (3.23%) HTML
4 104 (2.92%) Web Services
5 103 (2.89%) CSS
6 97 (2.72%) REST
7 79 (2.22%) SOAP
8 71 (1.99%) React
9 69 (1.94%) RESTful
10 66 (1.85%) Node.js
11 62 (1.74%) ASP.NET
12 59 (1.66%) Spring
13 46 (1.29%) .NET Core
14 43 (1.21%) XML
15 40 (1.12%) jQuery
15 40 (1.12%) JSON
16 37 (1.04%) Hibernate
17 32 (0.90%) Django
17 32 (0.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 31 (0.87%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 303 (8.50%) Analytical Skills
2 285 (8.00%) Data Centre
3 154 (4.32%) User Experience
4 138 (3.87%) CCTV
5 134 (3.76%) Self-Motivation
6 129 (3.62%) Management Information System
7 73 (2.05%) Driving Licence
7 73 (2.05%) Greenfield Project
8 67 (1.88%) Fibre Optics
9 50 (1.40%) Embedded Systems
10 44 (1.23%) Smartphone
11 41 (1.15%) Internet of Things
12 39 (1.09%) Clustering
13 35 (0.98%) Virtual Team
14 34 (0.95%) e-Learning
15 33 (0.93%) FMCG
16 32 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
17 30 (0.84%) Blog
18 29 (0.81%) Public Cloud
19 28 (0.79%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 487 (13.66%) Windows
2 427 (11.98%) Linux
3 191 (5.36%) Unix
4 156 (4.38%) Windows Server
5 95 (2.67%) Windows 10
6 80 (2.24%) Windows Server 2012
7 73 (2.05%) Android
8 55 (1.54%) Windows 7
9 46 (1.29%) Windows Server 2008
10 34 (0.95%) CentOS
11 33 (0.93%) Solaris
12 32 (0.90%) Apple iOS
13 21 (0.59%) Mac OS
13 21 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
14 20 (0.56%) Windows 8
15 19 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 16 (0.45%) Ubuntu
17 13 (0.36%) Debian
18 8 (0.22%) HPUX
19 6 (0.17%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 657 (18.43%) Agile Software Development
2 586 (16.44%) Business Intelligence
3 556 (15.60%) Programme Management
4 517 (14.51%) Digital Marketing
5 397 (11.14%) Problem-Solving
6 369 (10.35%) Project Management
7 351 (9.85%) ITIL
8 276 (7.74%) Stakeholder Management
9 237 (6.65%) Continuous Improvement
10 236 (6.62%) Software Engineering
11 229 (6.43%) Project Delivery
12 206 (5.78%) Service Delivery
13 192 (5.39%) Analytics
14 184 (5.16%) DevOps
15 178 (4.99%) Mentoring
16 177 (4.97%) Test Automation
17 165 (4.63%) Change Management
18 162 (4.55%) Scrum
19 151 (4.24%) TDD
20 148 (4.15%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 362 (10.16%) Java
2 343 (9.62%) Python
3 332 (9.32%) SQL
4 239 (6.71%) JavaScript
5 232 (6.51%) C
6 230 (6.45%) C++
7 205 (5.75%) C#
8 77 (2.16%) PHP
9 68 (1.91%) Go
10 65 (1.82%) Shell Script
11 63 (1.77%) Bash Shell
12 56 (1.57%) Perl
13 49 (1.37%) PowerShell
14 43 (1.21%) Embedded C
15 40 (1.12%) R
16 34 (0.95%) T-SQL
17 28 (0.79%) Ruby
17 28 (0.79%) TypeScript
18 26 (0.73%) Kotlin
19 21 (0.59%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 598 (16.78%) Degree
2 296 (8.31%) Cisco Certification
3 251 (7.04%) Security Cleared
4 183 (5.13%) CCNP
5 174 (4.88%) SC Cleared
6 149 (4.18%) CCNA
7 81 (2.27%) CCIE
8 79 (2.22%) DV Cleared
9 65 (1.82%) Computer Science Degree
10 62 (1.74%) ISTQB
11 59 (1.66%) Microsoft Certification
12 52 (1.46%) HND
13 47 (1.32%) HNC
14 41 (1.15%) ISEB
15 40 (1.12%) CISSP
16 39 (1.09%) MCSA
17 36 (1.01%) MCSE
18 34 (0.95%) JNCIE
19 32 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
20 31 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 175 (4.91%) SLA
2 146 (4.10%) QA
3 100 (2.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 56 (1.57%) PMO
5 39 (1.09%) GDPR
6 27 (0.76%) Data Quality
7 25 (0.70%) PCI DSS
8 18 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 18 (0.51%) NIST
9 13 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials
9 13 (0.36%) ISO 9001
10 10 (0.28%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 9 (0.25%) ISO 22301
12 8 (0.22%) RMADS
13 7 (0.20%) Actionable Recommendations
13 7 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 6 (0.17%) ISO 20022
14 6 (0.17%) PSD2
14 6 (0.17%) SEPA
15 5 (0.14%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 257 (7.21%) Active Directory
2 182 (5.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 111 (3.11%) Docker
4 98 (2.75%) Hyper-V
5 50 (1.40%) Firmware
6 30 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
7 26 (0.73%) XenApp
8 24 (0.67%) Virtual Servers
9 19 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
9 19 (0.53%) vSphere
10 13 (0.36%) BIND 9
11 12 (0.34%) VirtualBox
12 10 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
12 10 (0.28%) VMware NSX
13 9 (0.25%) XenDesktop
14 8 (0.22%) Terminal Services
15 7 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
16 6 (0.17%) BitLocker
16 6 (0.17%) KVM
17 5 (0.14%) Xen
Systems Management
1 77 (2.16%) SCCM
2 69 (1.94%) Ansible
3 46 (1.29%) Kubernetes
4 29 (0.81%) Terraform
5 26 (0.73%) HP Quality Center
6 25 (0.70%) SCOM
7 19 (0.53%) FortiGate
7 19 (0.53%) HP ALM
7 19 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
8 16 (0.45%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 15 (0.42%) Nagios
9 15 (0.42%) Netcool
9 15 (0.42%) Puppet
10 14 (0.39%) Cisco CUCM
10 14 (0.39%) Cisco UCCX
10 14 (0.39%) Kibana
11 13 (0.36%) RANCID
12 10 (0.28%) logstash
12 10 (0.28%) SCOrch
13 9 (0.25%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 602 (16.89%) SAP
2 563 (15.80%) Microsoft
3 420 (11.78%) Cisco
4 264 (7.41%) VMware
5 151 (4.24%) Oracle
6 120 (3.37%) Juniper
7 101 (2.83%) Citrix
8 87 (2.44%) Salesforce.com
9 84 (2.36%) Google
10 82 (2.30%) HP
10 82 (2.30%) Virgin Media
11 78 (2.19%) Openreach
12 77 (2.16%) Palo Alto
13 71 (1.99%) BT
14 64 (1.80%) CheckPoint
15 57 (1.60%) Tableau
16 56 (1.57%) Remedy
17 53 (1.49%) EMC
18 50 (1.40%) Meraki
19 47 (1.32%) SolarWinds