Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Telecommunications
England > West Midlands
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 71 124 112
Rank change year-on-year +53 -12 -11
Permanent jobs citing Telecoms 297 243 270
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.68% 2.43% 2.43%
As % of the General category 10.47% 6.49% 6.30%
Number of salaries quoted 222 214 270
West Midlands median annual salary £38,000 £39,500 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.80% -8.14% +14.67%
10th Percentile £20,000 £23,250 £22,450
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £81,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% -

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 2,837 3,745 4,284
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 35.15% 37.46% 38.58%
Number of salaries quoted 2,111 2,899 3,340
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% -
10th Percentile £25,250 £24,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £71,250 £65,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +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 16 December 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 16 December 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 -20 77 £45,000 +32.35% 21
Coventry +54 74 £35,000 -17.65% 7
Warwickshire +27 55 £45,000 - 6
Shropshire +32 30 £20,000 -24.53% 2
Herefordshire +13 21 £40,000 -20.00% 1
Worcestershire +6 11 £45,000 +19.21%
Staffordshire +20 9 £25,000 +2.04% 2
Solihull -9 9 £27,000 +20.00% 3
Sutton Coldfield -19 1 £30,000 -29.41% 1
Walsall - 1 £37,500 -
Dudley - 1 £24,500 -
Brierley Hill - 1 £24,500 -
Telecoms
England

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 80 (26.94%) Internet
2 68 (22.90%) Windows
3 64 (21.55%) Degree
4 57 (19.19%) Analytical Skills
5 51 (17.17%) ITIL
6 50 (16.84%) Project Management
7 48 (16.16%) Microsoft Office
8 47 (15.82%) Problem-Solving
9 46 (15.49%) Firewall
9 46 (15.49%) Finance
10 43 (14.48%) C
11 42 (14.14%) Microsoft
11 42 (14.14%) Cybersecurity
12 40 (13.47%) Retail
13 37 (12.46%) Self-Motivation
14 34 (11.45%) Cisco
14 34 (11.45%) MPLS
15 33 (11.11%) Data Analysis
16 32 (10.77%) Software Engineering
16 32 (10.77%) Line Management
17 30 (10.10%) VoIP
17 30 (10.10%) WAN
17 30 (10.10%) Management Information System
18 29 (9.76%) Automotive
18 29 (9.76%) Microsoft Excel
18 29 (9.76%) Artificial Intelligence
19 28 (9.43%) Mathematics
19 28 (9.43%) Visualisation
19 28 (9.43%) Internet of Things
19 28 (9.43%) Data Analytics

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 6 (2.02%) Confluence
1 6 (2.02%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.34%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.34%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 48 (16.16%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (9.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (6.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (2.36%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.67%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.68%) JDE OneWorld
2 4 (1.35%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (1.35%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.67%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.69%) Office 365
2 6 (2.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.34%) npm
4 1 (0.34%) NuGet
4 1 (0.34%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 80 (26.94%) Internet
2 46 (15.49%) Firewall
3 34 (11.45%) MPLS
4 30 (10.10%) VoIP
4 30 (10.10%) WAN
5 24 (8.08%) LAN
6 22 (7.41%) BGP
6 22 (7.41%) DSL
6 22 (7.41%) TCP/IP
7 16 (5.39%) OSPF
8 14 (4.71%) Broadband
8 14 (4.71%) VPLS
9 12 (4.04%) VPN
10 11 (3.70%) IPv6
11 10 (3.37%) Ethernet
11 10 (3.37%) Network Security
11 10 (3.37%) SNMP
11 10 (3.37%) Wireless
12 9 (3.03%) Wi-Fi
13 8 (2.69%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (9.43%) Big Data
2 4 (1.35%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.34%) GIS
3 1 (0.34%) Qlik Sense
3 1 (0.34%) QlikView
3 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (1.68%) JIRA
2 4 (1.35%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.67%) Ant
3 2 (0.67%) Eclipse
3 2 (0.67%) Maven
3 2 (0.67%) webpack
4 1 (0.34%) NUnit
4 1 (0.34%) Subversion
4 1 (0.34%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 46 (15.49%) Finance
2 40 (13.47%) Retail
3 29 (9.76%) Automotive
4 8 (2.69%) Legal
4 8 (2.69%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.02%) Billing
6 5 (1.68%) Marketing
7 4 (1.35%) Banking
7 4 (1.35%) Publishing
8 3 (1.01%) Electronics
8 3 (1.01%) Law
9 1 (0.34%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.34%) Back Office
9 1 (0.34%) Brand Awareness
9 1 (0.34%) French Language
Job Titles
1 35 (11.78%) Network Engineer
2 23 (7.74%) Analyst
2 23 (7.74%) Developer
3 18 (6.06%) Technical Support
4 14 (4.71%) IT Manager
5 13 (4.38%) Consultant
5 13 (4.38%) Data Analyst
6 12 (4.04%) Software Developer
6 12 (4.04%) Support Engineer
7 11 (3.70%) IT Support
7 11 (3.70%) Presales Consultant
7 11 (3.70%) Telecoms Consultant
8 10 (3.37%) Architect
8 10 (3.37%) Infrastructure Manager
9 9 (3.03%) Digital Analyst
9 9 (3.03%) Head of IT
9 9 (3.03%) Product Manager
9 9 (3.03%) Solutions Analyst
10 8 (2.69%) Administrator
10 8 (2.69%) IT Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (6.40%) CSS
1 19 (6.40%) HTML
2 12 (4.04%) EDI
3 8 (2.69%) Laravel
3 8 (2.69%) Node.js
4 7 (2.36%) Middleware
5 5 (1.68%) .NET
6 3 (1.01%) AngularJS
6 3 (1.01%) CGI
6 3 (1.01%) CSS3
6 3 (1.01%) HTML5
6 3 (1.01%) jQuery
6 3 (1.01%) KnockoutJS
7 2 (0.67%) React
7 2 (0.67%) REST
7 2 (0.67%) STL
8 1 (0.34%) COM
8 1 (0.34%) EDIFACT
8 1 (0.34%) Entity Framework
8 1 (0.34%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 57 (19.19%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (12.46%) Self-Motivation
3 30 (10.10%) Management Information System
4 28 (9.43%) Internet of Things
5 18 (6.06%) Driving Licence
6 13 (4.38%) Data Centre
6 13 (4.38%) Embedded Systems
7 8 (2.69%) CPLD
7 8 (2.69%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 8 (2.69%) iSeries
7 8 (2.69%) Verilog
7 8 (2.69%) VHDL
8 7 (2.36%) AS400
8 7 (2.36%) Client/Server
9 6 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (2.02%) Handset
10 5 (1.68%) CCTV
10 5 (1.68%) CESG
11 3 (1.01%) PMI
11 3 (1.01%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 68 (22.90%) Windows
2 24 (8.08%) Linux
3 18 (6.06%) Mac OS
4 15 (5.05%) Windows Server
5 10 (3.37%) Unix
6 5 (1.68%) Windows 10
6 5 (1.68%) Windows 7
7 4 (1.35%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.34%) HPUX
9 1 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (17.17%) ITIL
2 50 (16.84%) Project Management
3 47 (15.82%) Problem-Solving
4 42 (14.14%) Cybersecurity
5 33 (11.11%) Data Analysis
6 32 (10.77%) Line Management
6 32 (10.77%) Software Engineering
7 29 (9.76%) Artificial Intelligence
8 28 (9.43%) Analytics
8 28 (9.43%) Data Analytics
8 28 (9.43%) Data Visualisation
8 28 (9.43%) Mathematics
8 28 (9.43%) Visualisation
9 27 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
9 27 (9.09%) Presales
10 25 (8.42%) B2B
11 24 (8.08%) Service Delivery
12 21 (7.07%) Mentoring
13 19 (6.40%) Continuous Improvement
14 17 (5.72%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 43 (14.48%) C
2 20 (6.73%) SQL
3 19 (6.40%) JavaScript
4 15 (5.05%) C#
5 12 (4.04%) RPG
5 12 (4.04%) RPG IV
6 11 (3.70%) Java
7 9 (3.03%) PHP
8 8 (2.69%) Embedded C
9 7 (2.36%) VB
10 5 (1.68%) Python
11 4 (1.35%) Bash Shell
11 4 (1.35%) C++
11 4 (1.35%) Perl
12 3 (1.01%) TypeScript
13 2 (0.67%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.34%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 64 (21.55%) Degree
2 17 (5.72%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (5.05%) HNC
4 14 (4.71%) CCNP
5 9 (3.03%) CCNA
5 9 (3.03%) HND
6 5 (1.68%) CCDP
6 5 (1.68%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (1.68%) JNCIA
6 5 (1.68%) JNCIS
6 5 (1.68%) Security Cleared
7 4 (1.35%) CISA
7 4 (1.35%) CISM
7 4 (1.35%) CISSP
8 3 (1.01%) CCIE
8 3 (1.01%) CCIP
8 3 (1.01%) PMI Certification
8 3 (1.01%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.67%) APMP
9 2 (0.67%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.39%) SLA
2 6 (2.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.68%) GDPR
3 5 (1.68%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.68%) PMO
4 4 (1.35%) Cyber Essentials
4 4 (1.35%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 4 (1.35%) ISO 31000
4 4 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 3 (1.01%) PMBOK
5 3 (1.01%) QA
6 2 (0.67%) ISO 14001
6 2 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.34%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 16 (5.39%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.36%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (2.02%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (2.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.67%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (2.36%) Netcool
1 7 (2.36%) OpenView
2 3 (1.01%) AirWatch
3 2 (0.67%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (0.67%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (0.67%) SCOM
4 1 (0.34%) vRealize
Vendors
1 42 (14.14%) Microsoft
2 34 (11.45%) Cisco
3 17 (5.72%) Juniper
4 12 (4.04%) Citrix
4 12 (4.04%) JD Edwards
5 11 (3.70%) SAP
6 10 (3.37%) VMware
7 9 (3.03%) HP
8 8 (2.69%) Avaya
8 8 (2.69%) Nokia
8 8 (2.69%) Oracle
8 8 (2.69%) Salesforce.com
9 7 (2.36%) CheckPoint
9 7 (2.36%) Mitel
9 7 (2.36%) Remedy
10 6 (2.02%) Cerillion
10 6 (2.02%) Comptel
10 6 (2.02%) IBM
11 5 (1.68%) Extreme Networks
11 5 (1.68%) IFS