Period
to 27 October 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Telecoms in permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH). Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Telecoms over the 6 months to 27 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Telecommunications
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 175 118 95
Rank change year-on-year -57 -23 +8
Permanent jobs citing Telecoms 546 164 253
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 1.94% 2.49% 3.31%
As % of the General category 3.60% 5.84% 6.48%
Number of salaries quoted 420 150 223
10th Percentile £37,500 £32,500 £34,400
25th Percentile £46,250 £41,250 £44,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £50,000 £56,500
Median % change year-on-year +20.00% -11.50% -1.74%
75th Percentile £73,563 £73,750 £71,250
90th Percentile £88,875 £87,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +2.04%

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 WFH option and a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 15,169 2,808 3,903
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 53.96% 42.60% 51.09%
Number of salaries quoted 10,776 2,492 3,303
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £35,000
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% -4.35% +4.55%
75th Percentile £80,000 £72,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £86,250 £90,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,029 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.49% +4.82% +5.00%

Telecoms
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing Telecoms as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Telecoms trend for jobs with a WFH option

Telecoms
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing Telecoms.

Telecoms salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

Telecoms
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing Telecoms over the 6 months to 27 October 2021.

Telecoms salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 27 October 2021, Telecoms job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent jobs with a WFH option and a requirement for Telecoms.

1 218 (39.93%) Agile Software Development
2 198 (36.26%) Finance
3 174 (31.87%) Social Skills
4 159 (29.12%) Marketing
5 145 (26.56%) Electronics
6 142 (26.01%) Public Sector
7 141 (25.82%) Programme Management
8 138 (25.27%) SAP
9 133 (24.36%) Business Intelligence
9 133 (24.36%) Manufacturing
9 133 (24.36%) Digital Marketing
10 125 (22.89%) Degree
11 122 (22.34%) AWS
12 104 (19.05%) Microsoft
13 97 (17.77%) Azure
14 92 (16.85%) DevOps
14 92 (16.85%) Software Engineering
15 91 (16.67%) JavaScript
16 81 (14.84%) Node.js
17 77 (14.10%) Python
18 74 (13.55%) Cybersecurity
19 70 (12.82%) Billing
20 69 (12.64%) Mentoring
21 67 (12.27%) SaaS
21 67 (12.27%) Computer Science
21 67 (12.27%) Java
22 63 (11.54%) AngularJS
23 61 (11.17%) Windows
24 60 (10.99%) Linux
24 60 (10.99%) TDD

Telecoms
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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 17 (3.11%) Confluence
2 13 (2.38%) Elasticsearch
2 13 (2.38%) MS Exchange
2 13 (2.38%) SharePoint
3 10 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (1.65%) OpenStack
5 8 (1.47%) Apache
6 7 (1.28%) CMS
6 7 (1.28%) nginx
6 7 (1.28%) Umbraco
7 6 (1.10%) Tomcat
8 5 (0.92%) IIS
9 4 (0.73%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.18%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.18%) JBoss
10 1 (0.18%) Mule
10 1 (0.18%) Mule ESB
10 1 (0.18%) Red Hat Fuse
10 1 (0.18%) WordPress
Applications
1 21 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.47%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.92%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.55%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.37%) Simulink
7 1 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.18%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 4 (0.73%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.55%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.37%) Remedy AR System
3 2 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.18%) FastStats
4 1 (0.18%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.18%) Misys Midas
4 1 (0.18%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 122 (22.34%) AWS
2 97 (17.77%) Azure
3 67 (12.27%) SaaS
4 46 (8.42%) GCP
5 29 (5.31%) Microsoft 365
6 16 (2.93%) Serverless
7 9 (1.65%) Amazon EC2
8 8 (1.47%) AWS Lambda
9 5 (0.92%) AWS Direct Connect
9 5 (0.92%) OpenShift
9 5 (0.92%) PaaS
9 5 (0.92%) Power Platform
10 4 (0.73%) Amazon Cognito
10 4 (0.73%) Amazon S3
10 4 (0.73%) Amazon SQS
11 3 (0.55%) GitHub
11 3 (0.55%) Google Play
11 3 (0.55%) Lucidchart
12 2 (0.37%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (0.37%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (7.51%) Firewall
2 35 (6.41%) MPLS
3 34 (6.23%) WAN
4 30 (5.49%) VPN
5 27 (4.95%) Network Security
6 26 (4.76%) DNS
6 26 (4.76%) LAN
6 26 (4.76%) Wireless
7 22 (4.03%) VoIP
8 19 (3.48%) TCP/IP
9 18 (3.30%) BGP
10 17 (3.11%) Unified Communications
10 17 (3.11%) Wi-Fi
11 16 (2.93%) DHCP
11 16 (2.93%) SNMP
12 15 (2.75%) Ethernet
13 14 (2.56%) Broadband
13 14 (2.56%) IPv6
13 14 (2.56%) OSPF
13 14 (2.56%) SD-WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (8.24%) SQL Server
2 41 (7.51%) MySQL
3 36 (6.59%) MongoDB
4 26 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
5 22 (4.03%) Big Data
6 17 (3.11%) Redis
7 13 (2.38%) Relational Database
8 11 (2.01%) NoSQL
9 9 (1.65%) RDBMS
10 6 (1.10%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 5 (0.92%) Oracle Database
11 5 (0.92%) Tableau
12 4 (0.73%) CouchDB
13 3 (0.55%) Power BI
14 2 (0.37%) MariaDB
14 2 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database 10g
15 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database 11g
15 1 (0.18%) QlikView
15 1 (0.18%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 27 (4.95%) JIRA
2 26 (4.76%) Git (software)
3 23 (4.21%) Jenkins
4 11 (2.01%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (1.65%) gulp
5 9 (1.65%) JUnit
6 7 (1.28%) Visual Studio
7 6 (1.10%) Selenium
8 5 (0.92%) IntelliJ
8 5 (0.92%) webpack
9 4 (0.73%) Oracle APEX
9 4 (0.73%) Postman
9 4 (0.73%) Visual Studio Code
10 3 (0.55%) Cucumber
10 3 (0.55%) JMeter
10 3 (0.55%) LoadRunner
10 3 (0.55%) Oracle Forms
10 3 (0.55%) Subversion
11 2 (0.37%) Bitbucket
11 2 (0.37%) SoapUI
General
1 198 (36.26%) Finance
2 174 (31.87%) Social Skills
3 159 (29.12%) Marketing
4 145 (26.56%) Electronics
5 142 (26.01%) Public Sector
6 133 (24.36%) Manufacturing
7 70 (12.82%) Billing
8 53 (9.71%) Retail
9 29 (5.31%) Presentation Skills
10 27 (4.95%) Banking
11 25 (4.58%) Analytical Skills
12 22 (4.03%) Legal
13 11 (2.01%) Brand Awareness
14 8 (1.47%) Inclusion and Diversity
15 7 (1.28%) Organisational Skills
16 6 (1.10%) Back Office
16 6 (1.10%) Law
17 4 (0.73%) Advertising
17 4 (0.73%) Automotive
17 4 (0.73%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 116 (21.25%) Developer
2 74 (13.55%) Software Developer
3 39 (7.14%) Architect
4 38 (6.96%) Consultant
4 38 (6.96%) Lead Developer
5 36 (6.59%) Lead Software Developer
6 35 (6.41%) Analyst
7 30 (5.49%) Software Engineer
8 26 (4.76%) Network Engineer
8 26 (4.76%) Security Engineer
9 25 (4.58%) Java Developer
10 23 (4.21%) Telecoms Manager
11 22 (4.03%) Project Manager
12 21 (3.85%) Senior Software Engineer
13 20 (3.66%) SaaS Developer
14 19 (3.48%) Business Analyst
15 18 (3.30%) Solutions Architect
16 17 (3.11%) Java Software Developer
17 15 (2.75%) .NET Developer
17 15 (2.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (14.84%) Node.js
2 63 (11.54%) AngularJS
3 54 (9.89%) Web Services
4 53 (9.71%) React
5 47 (8.61%) CSS
6 38 (6.96%) HTML
6 38 (6.96%) REST
7 35 (6.41%) .NET
8 28 (5.13%) Apache Flex
9 25 (4.58%) .NET Core
10 21 (3.85%) ASP.NET
10 21 (3.85%) Django
11 18 (3.30%) Vue.js
12 17 (3.11%) SOAP
13 16 (2.93%) ActiveMQ
13 16 (2.93%) NumPy
13 16 (2.93%) Torch
14 15 (2.75%) jQuery
14 15 (2.75%) MEAN Stack
14 15 (2.75%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 56 (10.26%) Cloud Native
2 45 (8.24%) Self-Motivation
3 29 (5.31%) Legacy Code
4 24 (4.40%) User Experience
5 19 (3.48%) Management Information System
6 18 (3.30%) Data Centre
7 17 (3.11%) Enterprise Software
7 17 (3.11%) Greenfield Project
8 16 (2.93%) Hedge funds
9 15 (2.75%) SCADA
10 13 (2.38%) Blog
10 13 (2.38%) Marketing Technology
11 12 (2.20%) Algorithms
12 9 (1.65%) Social Media
13 7 (1.28%) Digital Media
13 7 (1.28%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 6 (1.10%) Driving Licence
14 6 (1.10%) Public Cloud
15 5 (0.92%) Cyberattack
15 5 (0.92%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 61 (11.17%) Windows
2 60 (10.99%) Linux
3 36 (6.59%) Windows Server
4 12 (2.20%) Unix
5 11 (2.01%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (1.10%) CentOS
7 5 (0.92%) Windows Server 2019
8 4 (0.73%) Android
8 4 (0.73%) Apple iOS
8 4 (0.73%) Embedded Linux
8 4 (0.73%) VMS
8 4 (0.73%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.37%) Debian
10 2 (0.37%) Solaris
10 2 (0.37%) Windows Server 2016
11 1 (0.18%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.18%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 218 (39.93%) Agile Software Development
2 141 (25.82%) Programme Management
3 133 (24.36%) Business Intelligence
3 133 (24.36%) Digital Marketing
4 92 (16.85%) DevOps
4 92 (16.85%) Software Engineering
5 74 (13.55%) Cybersecurity
6 69 (12.64%) Mentoring
7 67 (12.27%) Computer Science
8 60 (10.99%) Coaching
8 60 (10.99%) TDD
9 59 (10.81%) Full Stack Development
10 58 (10.62%) Scrum
11 51 (9.34%) Technical Leadership
12 50 (9.16%) Data Management
13 48 (8.79%) Stakeholder Management
14 47 (8.61%) Project Management
15 45 (8.24%) Problem-Solving
16 37 (6.78%) Project Delivery
17 35 (6.41%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 91 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 77 (14.10%) Python
3 67 (12.27%) Java
4 53 (9.71%) TypeScript
5 44 (8.06%) C#
6 35 (6.41%) SQL
7 25 (4.58%) C++
8 17 (3.11%) Perl
9 16 (2.93%) Cython
10 15 (2.75%) Go
10 15 (2.75%) VB.NET
11 13 (2.38%) PHP
11 13 (2.38%) PowerShell
12 11 (2.01%) Kotlin
12 11 (2.01%) Scala
12 11 (2.01%) T-SQL
13 10 (1.83%) C
14 9 (1.65%) Bash Shell
14 9 (1.65%) Ruby
15 4 (0.73%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 125 (22.89%) Degree
2 50 (9.16%) Computer Science Degree
3 21 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
4 19 (3.48%) CISSP
5 18 (3.30%) Security Cleared
6 17 (3.11%) CISM
6 17 (3.11%) SC Cleared
7 13 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 12 (2.20%) CCNP
9 10 (1.83%) HNC
9 10 (1.83%) HND
10 9 (1.65%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (1.65%) PhD
11 6 (1.10%) CCNA
11 6 (1.10%) GIAC
11 6 (1.10%) MCITP
11 6 (1.10%) MCSA
11 6 (1.10%) MCSE
11 6 (1.10%) MCTS
11 6 (1.10%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (6.23%) GDPR
1 34 (6.23%) QA
2 30 (5.49%) NIST
3 16 (2.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (1.65%) SLA
5 8 (1.47%) Cyber Essentials
6 6 (1.10%) PCI DSS
6 6 (1.10%) PMO
7 5 (0.92%) Actionable Recommendations
8 4 (0.73%) COBIT
8 4 (0.73%) COSO
8 4 (0.73%) GRC
9 1 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.18%) Def Stans
9 1 (0.18%) IFRS
9 1 (0.18%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 43 (7.88%) Active Directory
2 40 (7.33%) Docker
3 31 (5.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (3.48%) Hyper-V
5 14 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (1.65%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (1.28%) iptables
8 6 (1.10%) Firmware
9 3 (0.55%) KVM
9 3 (0.55%) ProxySG
9 3 (0.55%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (0.55%) VMware NSX
9 3 (0.55%) vSphere
9 3 (0.55%) XenApp
9 3 (0.55%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.37%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 40 (7.33%) Ansible
2 24 (4.40%) Kubernetes
3 16 (2.93%) Amdocs OSS
3 16 (2.93%) Terraform
4 13 (2.38%) WSUS
5 12 (2.20%) Puppet
6 8 (1.47%) Grafana
7 7 (1.28%) ZABBIX
8 6 (1.10%) SCCM
8 6 (1.10%) SCOM
9 5 (0.92%) Icinga
10 4 (0.73%) Salt
10 4 (0.73%) Single Sign-On
11 3 (0.55%) Cisco Prime
11 3 (0.55%) Kibana
11 3 (0.55%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 2 (0.37%) Galera Cluster
12 2 (0.37%) Nessus
12 2 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
12 2 (0.37%) Packer
Vendors
1 138 (25.27%) SAP
2 104 (19.05%) Microsoft
3 50 (9.16%) Cisco
4 46 (8.42%) Oracle
5 42 (7.69%) VMware
6 20 (3.66%) Juniper
7 17 (3.11%) Nokia
7 17 (3.11%) Salesforce.com
8 16 (2.93%) Amdocs
8 16 (2.93%) Google
8 16 (2.93%) Yahoo!
9 11 (2.01%) CyberArk
9 11 (2.01%) ForgeRock
9 11 (2.01%) Splunk
10 10 (1.83%) Ruckus Wireless
11 9 (1.65%) ArcSight
12 8 (1.47%) Avaya
12 8 (1.47%) Fortinet
13 7 (1.28%) Arista
13 7 (1.28%) Palo Alto