Period
to 15 August 2018

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 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Telecommunications
England > West Midlands
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 116 141 91
Rank change year-on-year +25 -50 +13
Permanent jobs citing Telecoms 216 217 351
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.38% 2.17% 2.91%
As % of the General category 6.24% 5.78% 7.50%
Number of salaries quoted 203 180 353
West Midlands median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% -13.79% -3.33%
10th Percentile £8,775 £26,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £58,750 £76,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500

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 3,461 3,752 4,683
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 38.14% 37.51% 38.81%
Number of salaries quoted 2,643 2,995 3,525
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -5.88%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £24,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +3.96% +1.00% -

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 August 2018.

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 August 2018. 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
Birmingham -37 69 £30,000 -13.04% 10
Warwickshire +41 53 £47,500 +18.75% 3
Coventry +21 30 £35,000 -22.22% 4
Shropshire +29 13 £20,000 -24.53% 2
Herefordshire - 11 £40,000 - 8
Solihull +11 10 £27,250 -45.50% 5
Worcestershire +27 9 £32,500 -7.14%
Staffordshire -14 2 £35,000 +15.10% 4
Dudley - 2 £26,500 - 1
Halesowen +18 1 £21,500 -18.87%
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £32,500 - 1
Walsall - 1 £37,500 - 1
Telecoms
England

For the 6 months to 15 August 2018, 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 54 (25.00%) Finance
2 47 (21.76%) Microsoft
3 42 (19.44%) Windows
4 32 (14.81%) Self-Motivation
5 31 (14.35%) Internet
6 30 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
7 29 (13.43%) ITIL
8 26 (12.04%) Degree
9 25 (11.57%) Driving Licence
9 25 (11.57%) Active Directory
10 24 (11.11%) Project Management
10 24 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
11 21 (9.72%) Microsoft Excel
11 21 (9.72%) Stakeholder Management
12 20 (9.26%) Analytical Skills
13 19 (8.80%) Service Management
13 19 (8.80%) CRM
14 18 (8.33%) Retail
14 18 (8.33%) Integration Testing
14 18 (8.33%) Commercial Awareness
15 17 (7.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
15 17 (7.87%) PRINCE2
16 16 (7.41%) MS Visio
16 16 (7.41%) VoIP
16 16 (7.41%) Banking
16 16 (7.41%) Business Development
16 16 (7.41%) QA
16 16 (7.41%) SaaS
17 15 (6.94%) Windows Server
17 15 (6.94%) Scrum

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 5 (2.31%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.39%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.46%) Confluence
3 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.46%) JBoss
3 1 (0.46%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.46%) WebSphere
Applications
1 24 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (9.72%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (7.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (7.41%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.46%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 3 (1.39%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.46%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.46%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 16 (7.41%) SaaS
2 12 (5.56%) Office 365
3 2 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.46%) IaaS
4 1 (0.46%) npm
4 1 (0.46%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 31 (14.35%) Internet
2 16 (7.41%) VoIP
3 14 (6.48%) Firewall
4 11 (5.09%) DSL
5 9 (4.17%) WAN
6 8 (3.70%) SMS
7 7 (3.24%) 4G
7 7 (3.24%) LTE
7 7 (3.24%) MPLS
7 7 (3.24%) TCP/IP
8 6 (2.78%) DNS
8 6 (2.78%) Network Security
8 6 (2.78%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (2.31%) LAN
9 5 (2.31%) SNMP
9 5 (2.31%) VPN
10 4 (1.85%) 2G
10 4 (1.85%) HSRP
10 4 (1.85%) Intrusion Detection
10 4 (1.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.70%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.31%) Big Data
3 2 (0.93%) GIS
4 1 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (0.93%) webpack
2 1 (0.46%) NUnit
2 1 (0.46%) Subversion
2 1 (0.46%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.46%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 54 (25.00%) Finance
2 18 (8.33%) Retail
3 16 (7.41%) Banking
4 9 (4.17%) Marketing
5 6 (2.78%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.31%) Automotive
6 5 (2.31%) Law
6 5 (2.31%) Legal
7 4 (1.85%) Billing
7 4 (1.85%) French Language
8 3 (1.39%) Back Office
8 3 (1.39%) Electronics
9 2 (0.93%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.93%) Publishing
10 1 (0.46%) Advertising
10 1 (0.46%) German Language
10 1 (0.46%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 30 (13.89%) Analyst
2 20 (9.26%) IT Engineer
3 15 (6.94%) Business Analyst
4 14 (6.48%) Support Engineer
5 12 (5.56%) Consultant
6 11 (5.09%) Implementation Consultant
6 11 (5.09%) Service Design Specialist
6 11 (5.09%) Technical Support
7 10 (4.63%) IT Manager
8 9 (4.17%) IT Support
9 8 (3.70%) Business Manager
9 8 (3.70%) Implementation Analyst
9 8 (3.70%) Network Engineer
9 8 (3.70%) Test Engineer
10 7 (3.24%) Business Development Manager
10 7 (3.24%) Desktop Support
10 7 (3.24%) Development Manager
10 7 (3.24%) IT Support Engineer
11 6 (2.78%) Developer
11 6 (2.78%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.70%) HTML
2 7 (3.24%) CSS
3 4 (1.85%) .NET
3 4 (1.85%) AngularJS
3 4 (1.85%) HTML5
4 3 (1.39%) CSS3
4 3 (1.39%) Node.js
5 2 (0.93%) CGI
5 2 (0.93%) React
5 2 (0.93%) REST
6 1 (0.46%) .NET Core
6 1 (0.46%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.46%) Code First Entity Framework
6 1 (0.46%) Hibernate
6 1 (0.46%) Java EE
6 1 (0.46%) JSP
6 1 (0.46%) LINQ
6 1 (0.46%) Servlets
6 1 (0.46%) Spring
6 1 (0.46%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 32 (14.81%) Self-Motivation
2 25 (11.57%) Driving Licence
3 20 (9.26%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (4.63%) Management Information System
5 8 (3.70%) Data Centre
6 4 (1.85%) CCTV
6 4 (1.85%) Embedded Systems
7 3 (1.39%) AS400
7 3 (1.39%) CMDB
7 3 (1.39%) CPLD
7 3 (1.39%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 3 (1.39%) iSeries
7 3 (1.39%) Verilog
7 3 (1.39%) VHDL
8 2 (0.93%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.93%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.93%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.46%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.46%) SCADA
9 1 (0.46%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 42 (19.44%) Windows
2 15 (6.94%) Windows Server
3 11 (5.09%) Linux
3 11 (5.09%) Mac OS
4 7 (3.24%) Windows 7
5 6 (2.78%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.93%) Android
7 1 (0.46%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (13.43%) ITIL
3 24 (11.11%) Project Management
4 21 (9.72%) Stakeholder Management
5 19 (8.80%) CRM
5 19 (8.80%) Service Management
6 18 (8.33%) Commercial Awareness
6 18 (8.33%) Integration Testing
7 17 (7.87%) PRINCE2
8 16 (7.41%) Business Development
9 15 (6.94%) Scrum
10 13 (6.02%) Defect Management
10 13 (6.02%) Mentoring
10 13 (6.02%) Presales
10 13 (6.02%) Service Design
11 12 (5.56%) Customer Requirements
12 11 (5.09%) Coaching
13 10 (4.63%) Capacity Planning
13 10 (4.63%) Continuous Improvement
13 10 (4.63%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (4.63%) C
2 9 (4.17%) SQL
3 8 (3.70%) C#
3 8 (3.70%) JavaScript
4 5 (2.31%) Embedded C
4 5 (2.31%) PowerShell
5 4 (1.85%) C++
5 4 (1.85%) VB
6 3 (1.39%) Java
6 3 (1.39%) TypeScript
7 2 (0.93%) Apex Code
8 1 (0.46%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.46%) PHP
8 1 (0.46%) Python
8 1 (0.46%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.46%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.46%) VB6
Qualifications
1 26 (12.04%) Degree
2 10 (4.63%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (4.17%) Security Cleared
4 7 (3.24%) SC Cleared
5 6 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (2.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (1.85%) APMP
7 4 (1.85%) HNC
8 2 (0.93%) CISSP
8 2 (0.93%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.93%) HND
8 2 (0.93%) MCSA
8 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.93%) SCSE
9 1 (0.46%) CCNA
9 1 (0.46%) CEH
9 1 (0.46%) CISA
9 1 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.46%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.41%) QA
2 7 (3.24%) PMO
2 7 (3.24%) SLA
3 3 (1.39%) GDPR
3 3 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.93%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.46%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.46%) ISO 22301
5 1 (0.46%) ISO 31000
5 1 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 25 (11.57%) Active Directory
2 10 (4.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.31%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.85%) Firmware
5 2 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (1.39%) SCCM
2 1 (0.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 47 (21.76%) Microsoft
2 13 (6.02%) Cisco
3 10 (4.63%) BT
3 10 (4.63%) VMware
4 6 (2.78%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (2.31%) SAP
6 3 (1.39%) BMC
6 3 (1.39%) Oracle
6 3 (1.39%) Remedy
7 2 (0.93%) Apple
7 2 (0.93%) ConnectWise
7 2 (0.93%) EMC
7 2 (0.93%) Fujitsu
7 2 (0.93%) Kaseya
7 2 (0.93%) WatchGuard
8 1 (0.46%) Acme Packet
8 1 (0.46%) Aruba
8 1 (0.46%) BroadSoft
8 1 (0.46%) GENBAND
8 1 (0.46%) Sonus