Period
to 15 October 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Telecoms in permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Telecoms over the 6 months to 15 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Telecommunications
England > West Midlands
6 months to
15 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 51 103 140
Rank change year-on-year +52 +37 -32
Permanent jobs citing Telecoms 346 238 218
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.73% 2.78% 2.22%
As % of the General category 13.62% 6.75% 5.62%
Number of salaries quoted 190 209 193
West Midlands median annual salary £44,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.71% -6.67% -13.79%
10th Percentile £24,700 £8,775 £23,416
90th Percentile £70,410 £61,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 2,540 3,524 3,878
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 34.75% 41.10% 39.50%
Number of salaries quoted 1,860 2,581 3,099
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £40,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% +8.07% -4.17%
10th Percentile £26,500 £25,000 £26,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £54,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +1.85% +2.86% +5.00%

Telecoms
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Telecoms as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Telecoms in the West Midlands

Telecoms
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Telecoms in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Telecoms in the West Midlands

Telecoms
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Telecoms in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 15 October 2019.

Salary histogram for Telecoms in the West Midlands

Telecoms
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Telecoms within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 15 October 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
Warwickshire +15 93 £47,500 -9.52% 8
Birmingham +75 89 £42,500 +37.10% 13
Coventry +7 52 £37,500 -21.05% 5
Shropshire -5 15 £32,500 +62.50% 5
Solihull 0 14 £31,500 +16.67% 2
Staffordshire +5 8 £100,000 +300.00% 4
Worcestershire -12 4 £30,000 -7.69% 5
Herefordshire -33 2 £25,400 -45.08%
Dudley -1 1 £26,500 +8.16%
Halesowen -6 1 - -
Telecoms
England

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Telecoms.

1 130 (37.57%) CCTV
2 127 (36.71%) Wireless
3 117 (33.82%) User Experience
4 100 (28.90%) Degree
5 93 (26.88%) Problem-Solving
6 70 (20.23%) ITIL
7 67 (19.36%) Linux
8 57 (16.47%) Finance
9 53 (15.32%) HNC
10 47 (13.58%) Cisco
11 44 (12.72%) HND
12 40 (11.56%) Firewall
12 40 (11.56%) Public Sector
13 39 (11.27%) Analytical Skills
13 39 (11.27%) C
13 39 (11.27%) LAN
14 38 (10.98%) Agile Software Development
15 37 (10.69%) Continuous Improvement
15 37 (10.69%) Self-Motivation
16 36 (10.40%) Service Management
17 35 (10.12%) Project Management
17 35 (10.12%) Incident Management
18 34 (9.83%) SMS
18 34 (9.83%) Electronics
19 33 (9.54%) WAN
20 32 (9.25%) Broadband
20 32 (9.25%) OO
20 32 (9.25%) Cisco Certification
20 32 (9.25%) Mentoring
21 31 (8.96%) SQL

Telecoms
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 8 (2.31%) Apache
1 8 (2.31%) Elasticsearch
2 7 (2.02%) CMS
3 6 (1.73%) WebLogic
4 4 (1.16%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.58%) Confluence
6 1 (0.29%) JBoss
6 1 (0.29%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 20 (5.78%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (5.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (4.62%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.58%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.58%) Misys Midas
1 2 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (0.58%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.29%) Data Workbench
2 1 (0.29%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.29%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.29%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.31%) Power Platform
2 7 (2.02%) Office 365
3 5 (1.45%) Azure
3 5 (1.45%) SaaS
4 2 (0.58%) AWS
5 1 (0.29%) Adobe Analytics
5 1 (0.29%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 127 (36.71%) Wireless
2 40 (11.56%) Firewall
3 39 (11.27%) LAN
4 34 (9.83%) SMS
5 33 (9.54%) WAN
6 32 (9.25%) Broadband
7 28 (8.09%) DNS
8 24 (6.94%) VoIP
9 20 (5.78%) MPLS
10 18 (5.20%) Diameter Protocol
10 18 (5.20%) Wi-Fi
11 15 (4.34%) BGP
11 15 (4.34%) DSL
11 15 (4.34%) Internet
11 15 (4.34%) OSPF
12 13 (3.76%) Ethernet
13 12 (3.47%) RSVP
13 12 (3.47%) VPN
14 11 (3.18%) Multicast
15 10 (2.89%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (6.94%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.18%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (3.18%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (2.89%) QlikView
4 8 (2.31%) Power BI
5 5 (1.45%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (0.87%) MySQL
6 3 (0.87%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (0.87%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.58%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 2 (0.58%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.58%) Qlik Sense
7 2 (0.58%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.29%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.29%) DB2
8 1 (0.29%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.29%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 31 (8.96%) Git (software)
2 18 (5.20%) GDB
3 13 (3.76%) Jenkins
4 11 (3.18%) SonarQube
5 9 (2.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 9 (2.60%) Maven
6 8 (2.31%) JIRA
6 8 (2.31%) JMeter
6 8 (2.31%) JUnit
7 3 (0.87%) Babel
7 3 (0.87%) Cucumber
7 3 (0.87%) MSI
7 3 (0.87%) Selenium
7 3 (0.87%) webpack
8 2 (0.58%) Rational DOORS
8 2 (0.58%) Rational Quality Manager
9 1 (0.29%) Gradle
9 1 (0.29%) TeamCity
General
1 57 (16.47%) Finance
2 40 (11.56%) Public Sector
3 34 (9.83%) Electronics
4 29 (8.38%) Manufacturing
5 25 (7.23%) Marketing
6 13 (3.76%) Billing
7 7 (2.02%) Banking
7 7 (2.02%) Legal
8 6 (1.73%) Multimedia
9 5 (1.45%) Environmental Health
9 5 (1.45%) Local Government
10 4 (1.16%) Advertising
11 3 (0.87%) Retail
12 2 (0.58%) Social Housing
13 1 (0.29%) Games
13 1 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 30 (8.67%) Developer
2 22 (6.36%) Software Engineer
3 21 (6.07%) Network Engineer
4 20 (5.78%) Project Manager
5 19 (5.49%) Java Developer
5 19 (5.49%) Telecoms Manager
6 17 (4.91%) Analyst
6 17 (4.91%) Provisioning Engineer
7 16 (4.62%) Support Engineer
8 14 (4.05%) Java Engineer
9 12 (3.47%) Test Manager
10 11 (3.18%) IT Support
10 11 (3.18%) NOC Engineer
11 10 (2.89%) Applications Engineer
11 10 (2.89%) Architect
11 10 (2.89%) Senior Developer
12 9 (2.60%) Firmware Engineer
12 9 (2.60%) Installations Engineer
12 9 (2.60%) IT Engineer
12 9 (2.60%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.34%) Spring
2 13 (3.76%) HTML
3 10 (2.89%) J2EE
3 10 (2.89%) Web Services
4 9 (2.60%) AngularJS
5 8 (2.31%) Apache NiFi
5 8 (2.31%) Elastic Stack
5 8 (2.31%) JDBC
5 8 (2.31%) JPA
5 8 (2.31%) RESTful
5 8 (2.31%) Spring Boot
6 7 (2.02%) CSS
6 7 (2.02%) ONVIF
7 6 (1.73%) HTML5
7 6 (1.73%) jQuery
8 4 (1.16%) Laravel
9 3 (0.87%) Jest
9 3 (0.87%) REST
9 3 (0.87%) Swagger
9 3 (0.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 130 (37.57%) CCTV
2 117 (33.82%) User Experience
3 39 (11.27%) Analytical Skills
4 37 (10.69%) Self-Motivation
5 30 (8.67%) Management Information System
6 24 (6.94%) Data Centre
7 18 (5.20%) Cloud Native
8 10 (2.89%) Driving Licence
9 6 (1.73%) CESG
9 6 (1.73%) Device Driver
9 6 (1.73%) Digital TV
9 6 (1.73%) e-Learning
10 5 (1.45%) Handset
11 4 (1.16%) Fibre Optics
11 4 (1.16%) Greenfield Project
12 3 (0.87%) PMI
12 3 (0.87%) Virtual Team
13 2 (0.58%) FMCG
13 2 (0.58%) Hybrid Cloud
14 1 (0.29%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 67 (19.36%) Linux
2 31 (8.96%) Unix
3 29 (8.38%) Windows
4 17 (4.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (3.47%) HPUX
5 12 (3.47%) Solaris
6 6 (1.73%) Windows Server
7 5 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (1.16%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.58%) CentOS
10 2 (0.58%) VMS
10 2 (0.58%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.29%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.29%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.29%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (26.88%) Problem-Solving
2 70 (20.23%) ITIL
3 38 (10.98%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (10.69%) Continuous Improvement
5 36 (10.40%) Service Management
6 35 (10.12%) Incident Management
6 35 (10.12%) Project Management
7 32 (9.25%) Mentoring
7 32 (9.25%) OO
8 30 (8.67%) Network Management
9 29 (8.38%) Collaborative Working
10 28 (8.09%) Business Intelligence
11 26 (7.51%) Project Delivery
12 25 (7.23%) Change Management
13 24 (6.94%) Software Engineering
14 23 (6.65%) Critical Success Factor
15 20 (5.78%) Digital Marketing
15 20 (5.78%) Programme Management
16 19 (5.49%) Commercial Awareness
16 19 (5.49%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 39 (11.27%) C
2 31 (8.96%) SQL
3 28 (8.09%) C++
4 21 (6.07%) Java
5 15 (4.34%) Python
6 14 (4.05%) R
7 12 (3.47%) Rust
8 11 (3.18%) JavaScript
9 6 (1.73%) sed
10 5 (1.45%) T-SQL
11 4 (1.16%) PHP
12 3 (0.87%) TypeScript
13 2 (0.58%) C#
14 1 (0.29%) ActionScript
14 1 (0.29%) ActionScript 2.0
14 1 (0.29%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.29%) Embedded C
14 1 (0.29%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.29%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.29%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 100 (28.90%) Degree
2 53 (15.32%) HNC
3 44 (12.72%) HND
4 32 (9.25%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (5.49%) CCNA
6 16 (4.62%) JNCIA
7 11 (3.18%) CCNP
8 10 (2.89%) CCDP
8 10 (2.89%) CCIE
9 9 (2.60%) JNCIP
9 9 (2.60%) Security Cleared
10 8 (2.31%) CCIE Service Provider
10 8 (2.31%) CCSP
10 8 (2.31%) JNCIE
11 7 (2.02%) Computer Science Degree
11 7 (2.02%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (1.73%) CISSP
12 6 (1.73%) SC Cleared
13 5 (1.45%) CESG Certified Professional
14 3 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (8.09%) SLA
2 8 (2.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.45%) ISO 22301
4 4 (1.16%) ISO 9001
4 4 (1.16%) PMO
4 4 (1.16%) QA
5 2 (0.58%) NEBOSH
6 1 (0.29%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 15 (4.34%) Firmware
2 13 (3.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.60%) Virtual Servers
3 9 (2.60%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (2.31%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (1.73%) Active Directory
6 5 (1.45%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.58%) XenApp
7 2 (0.58%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.29%) Docker
8 1 (0.29%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.29%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (2.60%) Netcool
2 8 (2.31%) Kibana
2 8 (2.31%) logstash
2 8 (2.31%) SCCM
3 6 (1.73%) AirWatch
4 4 (1.16%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.29%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.29%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.29%) OpenView
5 1 (0.29%) Packer
5 1 (0.29%) TeMIP
5 1 (0.29%) Terraform
Vendors
1 47 (13.58%) Cisco
2 27 (7.80%) Oracle
3 24 (6.94%) Microsoft
4 23 (6.65%) Juniper
5 21 (6.07%) SAP
6 19 (5.49%) Red Hat
7 16 (4.62%) Nokia
7 16 (4.62%) VMware
8 11 (3.18%) Remedy
9 9 (2.60%) HP
9 9 (2.60%) McAfee
9 9 (2.60%) Veeam
9 9 (2.60%) Virgin Media
10 8 (2.31%) 3PAR
10 8 (2.31%) EMC
10 8 (2.31%) Xilinx
11 7 (2.02%) Verint
12 6 (1.73%) Ericsson
12 6 (1.73%) Mitel
13 5 (1.45%) Salesforce.com