The table below looks at the statistics for DSL skills in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited DSL over the 3 months to 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
Rank 120 103 110
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +7
Permanent jobs citing DSL 3 1 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.17% 0.067% 0.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.09% 0.34% 1.54%
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 5
Average salary £25,000 £30,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +9.09%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £44,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-10.11% +36.92%
DSL
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Communications & Networking Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
275 291 325
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 15.25% 19.56% 19.26%
Number of salaries quoted 245 248 259
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £26,050 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

DSL
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing DSL across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

DSL Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

DSL
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing DSL across the Birmingham region.

DSL Salary Trend in Birmingham

DSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing DSL also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited DSL.

1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
1 5 (100.00%) MPLS
2 4 (80.00%) LAN
2 4 (80.00%) WAN
3 3 (60.00%) MS Office
3 3 (60.00%) Windows
3 3 (60.00%) MS Exchange
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (60.00%) Blackberry
3 3 (60.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (40.00%) Firewall
5 1 (20.00%) OSPF
5 1 (20.00%) BGP
5 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
5 1 (20.00%) X.21
5 1 (20.00%) IPsec
5 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
5 1 (20.00%) Migration
5 1 (20.00%) Service Management
5 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (20.00%) CCIE
5 1 (20.00%) CCNP
5 1 (20.00%) CCIP
5 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
5 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (20.00%) Internet
5 1 (20.00%) SDH

DSL
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing DSL also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited DSL. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (60.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (60.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 3 (60.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) MPLS
2 4 (80.00%) LAN
2 4 (80.00%) WAN
3 2 (40.00%) Firewall
4 1 (20.00%) IPsec
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (20.00%) OSPF
4 1 (20.00%) BGP
4 1 (20.00%) X.21
4 1 (20.00%) Ethernet
4 1 (20.00%) PPP
4 1 (20.00%) VPN
4 1 (20.00%) Internet
4 1 (20.00%) SDH
4 1 (20.00%) VoIP
4 1 (20.00%) ATM
4 1 (20.00%) ISDN
General
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (40.00%) Field Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Support Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) NOC Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
1 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (20.00%) Service Management
1 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (20.00%) Migration
1 1 (20.00%) Asset Management
1 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
1 1 (20.00%) Security Architecture
1 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (20.00%) Capacity Management
1 1 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) CCIE
1 1 (20.00%) CCNP
1 1 (20.00%) CCIP
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) Mitel