Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Telecommunications
England > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 103 134 108
Rank change year-on-year +31 -26 -5
Permanent jobs citing Telecoms 241 221 304
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.80% 2.23% 2.57%
As % of the General category 7.65% 5.92% 6.63%
Number of salaries quoted 212 197 303
West Midlands median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% -13.79% +8.75%
10th Percentile £8,775 £23,748 £22,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £76,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - -2.06%

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 3,149 3,732 4,582
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 36.60% 37.66% 38.80%
Number of salaries quoted 2,360 2,956 3,475
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -2.44% -3.53%
10th Percentile £24,975 £25,750 £24,349
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £51,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +2.94% +2.00%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 -34 53 £30,000 -11.76% 10
Warwickshire +38 51 £51,250 +28.13% 5
Coventry +43 47 £47,500 +5.56% 5
Shropshire +42 28 £20,000 -24.53% 5
Herefordshire +26 19 £40,000 -20.00% 4
Solihull +3 12 £27,000 +20.00% 8
Worcestershire +14 9 £32,500 -7.14% 5
Staffordshire +4 6 £25,000 +2.04% 5
Dudley - 2 £24,500 -
Halesowen +31 1 £21,500 -18.87%
Brierley Hill - 1 £24,500 -
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £30,000 - 2
Walsall - 1 £37,500 -
Telecoms
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 61 (25.31%) Finance
2 56 (23.24%) Windows
3 52 (21.58%) Microsoft
4 50 (20.75%) Internet
5 42 (17.43%) Self-Motivation
6 38 (15.77%) Microsoft Office
7 33 (13.69%) Agile Software Development
8 27 (11.20%) ITIL
8 27 (11.20%) Degree
9 26 (10.79%) Microsoft Excel
9 26 (10.79%) Firewall
10 24 (9.96%) Active Directory
10 24 (9.96%) Project Management
11 23 (9.54%) VoIP
11 23 (9.54%) Driving Licence
12 22 (9.13%) Presales
12 22 (9.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
13 21 (8.71%) TCP/IP
13 21 (8.71%) Retail
14 20 (8.30%) WAN
14 20 (8.30%) CRM
14 20 (8.30%) DSL
14 20 (8.30%) Analytical Skills
15 19 (7.88%) Continuous Improvement
15 19 (7.88%) CSS
15 19 (7.88%) HTML
15 19 (7.88%) JavaScript
15 19 (7.88%) Management Information System
16 18 (7.47%) Mac OS
17 17 (7.05%) Mentoring

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 (2.49%) Confluence
2 5 (2.07%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.83%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 38 (15.77%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (10.79%) Microsoft Excel
3 22 (9.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (4.98%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.41%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.41%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.15%) Office 365
1 10 (4.15%) SaaS
2 4 (1.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.24%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.41%) npm
4 1 (0.41%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 50 (20.75%) Internet
2 26 (10.79%) Firewall
3 23 (9.54%) VoIP
4 21 (8.71%) TCP/IP
5 20 (8.30%) DSL
5 20 (8.30%) WAN
6 16 (6.64%) MPLS
7 14 (5.81%) LAN
8 11 (4.56%) Broadband
9 10 (4.15%) BGP
9 10 (4.15%) OSPF
9 10 (4.15%) SNMP
10 9 (3.73%) Network Security
10 9 (3.73%) VPN
10 9 (3.73%) Wireless
11 8 (3.32%) RS-485
12 7 (2.90%) Wi-Fi
13 6 (2.49%) Ethernet
13 6 (2.49%) Intrusion Detection
14 5 (2.07%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.90%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.07%) Big Data
3 2 (0.83%) GIS
4 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (2.07%) JIRA
2 3 (1.24%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.83%) Ant
3 2 (0.83%) Eclipse
3 2 (0.83%) Maven
3 2 (0.83%) webpack
4 1 (0.41%) NUnit
4 1 (0.41%) Subversion
4 1 (0.41%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 61 (25.31%) Finance
2 21 (8.71%) Retail
3 9 (3.73%) Banking
4 7 (2.90%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.49%) Marketing
6 5 (2.07%) Law
6 5 (2.07%) Legal
7 4 (1.66%) Billing
8 3 (1.24%) Automotive
8 3 (1.24%) Electronics
8 3 (1.24%) Publishing
9 2 (0.83%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.83%) French Language
10 1 (0.41%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 24 (9.96%) Analyst
2 18 (7.47%) Technical Support
3 15 (6.22%) Developer
3 15 (6.22%) Support Engineer
4 14 (5.81%) IT Manager
5 13 (5.39%) IT Engineer
5 13 (5.39%) Network Engineer
6 11 (4.56%) Product Manager
6 11 (4.56%) Service Design Specialist
6 11 (4.56%) Software Developer
7 10 (4.15%) IT Support
8 9 (3.73%) Architect
8 9 (3.73%) Head of IT
9 8 (3.32%) Consultant
10 7 (2.90%) Business Analyst
10 7 (2.90%) Business Manager
10 7 (2.90%) Infrastructure Manager
10 7 (2.90%) IT Infrastructure Manager
11 6 (2.49%) Business Development Manager
11 6 (2.49%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (7.88%) CSS
1 19 (7.88%) HTML
2 8 (3.32%) Laravel
2 8 (3.32%) Node.js
3 4 (1.66%) .NET
4 3 (1.24%) AngularJS
4 3 (1.24%) CSS3
4 3 (1.24%) HTML5
5 2 (0.83%) CGI
5 2 (0.83%) jQuery
5 2 (0.83%) KnockoutJS
5 2 (0.83%) React
5 2 (0.83%) REST
5 2 (0.83%) STL
6 1 (0.41%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.41%) COM
6 1 (0.41%) EDI
6 1 (0.41%) LINQ
6 1 (0.41%) Middleware
6 1 (0.41%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 42 (17.43%) Self-Motivation
2 23 (9.54%) Driving Licence
3 20 (8.30%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (7.88%) Management Information System
5 12 (4.98%) Data Centre
6 11 (4.56%) Embedded Systems
7 8 (3.32%) Computer Science
7 8 (3.32%) CPLD
7 8 (3.32%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 8 (3.32%) Verilog
7 8 (3.32%) VHDL
8 6 (2.49%) CCTV
9 4 (1.66%) CESG
10 2 (0.83%) AS400
10 2 (0.83%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.83%) iSeries
10 2 (0.83%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.41%) Analytical Mindset
11 1 (0.41%) Greenfield Project
11 1 (0.41%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 56 (23.24%) Windows
2 18 (7.47%) Mac OS
3 17 (7.05%) Linux
3 17 (7.05%) Windows Server
4 6 (2.49%) Windows 10
4 6 (2.49%) Windows 7
5 3 (1.24%) Embedded Linux
6 2 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.41%) HPUX
7 1 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.41%) Unix
7 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (13.69%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (11.20%) ITIL
3 24 (9.96%) Project Management
4 22 (9.13%) Presales
5 20 (8.30%) CRM
6 19 (7.88%) Continuous Improvement
7 17 (7.05%) Commercial Awareness
7 17 (7.05%) Mentoring
8 16 (6.64%) Service Management
9 15 (6.22%) B2B
9 15 (6.22%) Customer Requirements
10 14 (5.81%) Business Development
10 14 (5.81%) Cybersecurity
10 14 (5.81%) Network Management
10 14 (5.81%) PRINCE2
11 13 (5.39%) Capacity Planning
11 13 (5.39%) Decision-Making
11 13 (5.39%) Problem-Solving
11 13 (5.39%) Service Design
12 12 (4.98%) Co-Creation
Programming Languages
1 19 (7.88%) JavaScript
2 16 (6.64%) C
3 14 (5.81%) C#
4 9 (3.73%) Embedded C
4 9 (3.73%) PHP
4 9 (3.73%) SQL
5 5 (2.07%) C++
5 5 (2.07%) Java
5 5 (2.07%) PowerShell
6 4 (1.66%) Python
6 4 (1.66%) VB
7 3 (1.24%) Bash Shell
7 3 (1.24%) TypeScript
8 2 (0.83%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.41%) Perl
9 1 (0.41%) RPG
9 1 (0.41%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 27 (11.20%) Degree
2 7 (2.90%) HNC
3 6 (2.49%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (2.49%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (2.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (1.66%) APMP
5 4 (1.66%) CCDP
5 4 (1.66%) CCNP
5 4 (1.66%) CISA
5 4 (1.66%) CISM
5 4 (1.66%) CISSP
5 4 (1.66%) HND
5 4 (1.66%) JNCIA
5 4 (1.66%) JNCIS
6 3 (1.24%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (1.24%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.83%) CCNA
7 2 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (0.83%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.41%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.32%) QA
1 8 (3.32%) SLA
2 6 (2.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.07%) GDPR
3 5 (2.07%) PCI DSS
3 5 (2.07%) PMO
4 4 (1.66%) Cyber Essentials
4 4 (1.66%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 4 (1.66%) ISO 31000
4 4 (1.66%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 24 (9.96%) Active Directory
2 10 (4.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.49%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (1.66%) Firmware
5 3 (1.24%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (0.41%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (0.41%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (0.41%) Netcool
1 1 (0.41%) OpenView
1 1 (0.41%) SCOM
Vendors
1 52 (21.58%) Microsoft
2 17 (7.05%) Cisco
3 11 (4.56%) VMware
4 9 (3.73%) Salesforce.com
5 8 (3.32%) BT
6 7 (2.90%) SAP
7 6 (2.49%) Juniper
8 4 (1.66%) Blue Coat
8 4 (1.66%) CheckPoint
8 4 (1.66%) Extreme Networks
8 4 (1.66%) Nokia
9 3 (1.24%) Citrix
10 2 (0.83%) Apple
10 2 (0.83%) HP
10 2 (0.83%) Oracle
11 1 (0.41%) BMC
11 1 (0.41%) Dell
11 1 (0.41%) JD Edwards
11 1 (0.41%) NetApp
11 1 (0.41%) Red Hat