The table below looks at the statistics for DSL skills in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited DSL over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
Rank 767 706 719
Rank change year-on-year
-61 +13
Permanent jobs citing DSL 112 128 167
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.10% 0.13% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.58% 0.74% 0.80%
Number of salaries quoted 81 116 150
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £27,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £28,000 £33,500 £31,000
% change year-on-year
-16.41% +8.06%
DSL
UK

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

Communications & Networking Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
19358 17253 20821
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 18.14% 17.54% 19.05%
Number of salaries quoted 15438 14104 17240
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

DSL
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

DSL Jobs Demand Trend in England

DSL
Salary Trend in England

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

DSL Salary Trend in England

DSL
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing DSL across the England region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

DSL Salary Histogram in England

DSL
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DSL within the England region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -13 67 £35,000 -6.66% 8
South East -47 25 £28,000 -8.19% 4
East of England -11 8 £40,000 -20.00% 1
West Midlands -28 3 £29,000 -29.26%
East Midlands -12 2 £30,000 -40.00%
North West -19 2 £48,000 +34.26%
South West -12 1 - -
Yorkshire -40 1 - - 1
DSL
UK

DSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the England 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.

1 122 (57.28%) Cisco
2 99 (46.48%) VPN
3 79 (37.09%) Firewall
3 79 (37.09%) Telecoms
4 73 (34.27%) WAN
5 68 (31.92%) Cisco Certification
6 66 (30.99%) MPLS
7 62 (29.11%) Windows
8 60 (28.17%) Microsoft
9 58 (27.23%) DNS
9 58 (27.23%) TCP/IP
9 58 (27.23%) BGP
10 57 (26.76%) IPsec
11 56 (26.29%) CCNP
12 53 (24.88%) Ethernet
12 53 (24.88%) LAN
13 48 (22.54%) Internet
14 47 (22.07%) Juniper
15 46 (21.60%) OSPF
16 43 (20.19%) VoIP
16 43 (20.19%) MS Exchange
17 40 (18.78%) Citrix
17 40 (18.78%) PPP
18 39 (18.31%) DHCP
19 37 (17.37%) Finance
20 34 (15.96%) Linux
21 33 (15.49%) L2TP
21 33 (15.49%) Cisco ASA
22 29 (13.62%) Wireless
22 29 (13.62%) MS Office

DSL
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the England 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 43 (20.19%) MS Exchange
2 25 (11.74%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (8.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 17 (7.98%) Exchange Server 2007
5 13 (6.10%) Exchange Server 2003
6 12 (5.63%) IIS
7 4 (1.88%) SharePoint
7 4 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (1.41%) WebLogic
8 3 (1.41%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.94%) Apache
9 2 (0.94%) WebSphere
Applications
1 29 (13.62%) MS Office
2 27 (12.68%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.82%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (1.88%) Office 365
3 2 (0.94%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.94%) Amazon S3
3 2 (0.94%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 99 (46.48%) VPN
2 79 (37.09%) Firewall
3 73 (34.27%) WAN
4 66 (30.99%) MPLS
5 58 (27.23%) DNS
5 58 (27.23%) TCP/IP
5 58 (27.23%) BGP
6 57 (26.76%) IPsec
7 53 (24.88%) Ethernet
7 53 (24.88%) LAN
8 48 (22.54%) Internet
9 46 (21.60%) OSPF
10 43 (20.19%) VoIP
11 40 (18.78%) PPP
12 39 (18.31%) DHCP
13 33 (15.49%) L2TP
13 33 (15.49%) Cisco ASA
14 29 (13.62%) Wireless
15 27 (12.68%) SNMP
16 25 (11.74%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (11.74%) MySQL
2 14 (6.57%) SQL Server
3 9 (4.23%) SQL Server 2000
3 9 (4.23%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (2.35%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.94%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (0.94%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (2.35%) Cucumber
1 5 (2.35%) Maven
2 4 (1.88%) JUnit
2 4 (1.88%) Selenium
2 4 (1.88%) SoapUI
2 4 (1.88%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.41%) NeoLoad
3 3 (1.41%) RSpec
3 3 (1.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (1.41%) WebLOAD
3 3 (1.41%) JIRA
3 3 (1.41%) LabVIEW
3 3 (1.41%) Subversion
4 2 (0.94%) MSI
4 2 (0.94%) InstallShield
4 2 (0.94%) Gradle
5 1 (0.47%) GCC
5 1 (0.47%) GDB
5 1 (0.47%) Behat
5 1 (0.47%) Eclipse
General
1 79 (37.09%) Telecoms
2 37 (17.37%) Finance
3 20 (9.39%) Retail
4 8 (3.76%) Marketing
5 7 (3.29%) Legal
6 5 (2.35%) Advertising
6 5 (2.35%) Electronics
7 4 (1.88%) Billing
7 4 (1.88%) Dutch Language
7 4 (1.88%) German Language
8 3 (1.41%) Back Office
9 2 (0.94%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 74 (34.74%) Network Engineer
2 32 (15.02%) Support Engineer
3 23 (10.80%) Systems Engineer
4 17 (7.98%) Analyst
5 15 (7.04%) Senior Network Engineer
5 15 (7.04%) NOC Engineer
6 14 (6.57%) Support Analyst
7 11 (5.16%) Systems Analyst
7 11 (5.16%) Systems Support
7 11 (5.16%) Systems Support Analyst
7 11 (5.16%) Systems Support Engineer
8 8 (3.76%) Technical Manager
8 8 (3.76%) Team Leader
9 7 (3.29%) Release Manager
9 7 (3.29%) Sales Manager
9 7 (3.29%) Telecoms Engineer
10 6 (2.82%) Server Engineer
10 6 (2.82%) Desktop Support
11 5 (2.35%) Document Manager
11 5 (2.35%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.10%) LAMP
2 6 (2.82%) Velocity
3 3 (1.41%) Gherkin
3 3 (1.41%) JAX-WS
3 3 (1.41%) JavaFX
3 3 (1.41%) Middleware
3 3 (1.41%) .NET
3 3 (1.41%) J2EE
3 3 (1.41%) XML
3 3 (1.41%) CSS
3 3 (1.41%) JDBC
3 3 (1.41%) JSP
3 3 (1.41%) Servlets
3 3 (1.41%) JMS
3 3 (1.41%) J2SE
3 3 (1.41%) XMPP
4 2 (0.94%) Swing
4 2 (0.94%) Web Services
4 2 (0.94%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.47%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 28 (13.15%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (9.39%) Blackberry
3 13 (6.10%) Enterprise Software
4 10 (4.69%) Handset
4 10 (4.69%) Mobile App
5 8 (3.76%) Computer Science
5 8 (3.76%) Hedge funds
6 7 (3.29%) CMDB
7 4 (1.88%) IPTV
7 4 (1.88%) SecurID
7 4 (1.88%) PMI
8 3 (1.41%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.94%) Replication
9 2 (0.94%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.94%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.47%) EqualLogic
10 1 (0.47%) Social Media
10 1 (0.47%) iPhone
10 1 (0.47%) Statistics
10 1 (0.47%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 62 (29.11%) Windows
2 34 (15.96%) Linux
3 28 (13.15%) Windows Server 2008
4 26 (12.21%) Windows Server 2003
5 20 (9.39%) UNIX
6 10 (4.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (3.29%) Solaris
8 6 (2.82%) Windows 7
9 5 (2.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (1.88%) Windows XP
11 3 (1.41%) Windows Vista
11 3 (1.41%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.94%) Android
12 2 (0.94%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.47%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (10.33%) ITIL
1 22 (10.33%) CRM
2 18 (8.45%) Time Management
3 17 (7.98%) Network Management
4 16 (7.51%) Load Balancing
5 11 (5.16%) Service Delivery
6 10 (4.69%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (4.69%) ITSM
6 10 (4.69%) Release Management
7 9 (4.23%) Migration
7 9 (4.23%) Change Management
8 8 (3.76%) Service Management
8 8 (3.76%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (3.76%) Server Monitoring
8 8 (3.76%) Line Management
9 7 (3.29%) Network Monitoring
9 7 (3.29%) Configuration Management
9 7 (3.29%) Business Continuity
10 6 (2.82%) Software Engineering
10 6 (2.82%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 11 (5.16%) Bash Shell
1 11 (5.16%) PHP
2 9 (4.23%) SQL
2 9 (4.23%) Java
3 8 (3.76%) Perl
4 4 (1.88%) Python
4 4 (1.88%) C++
4 4 (1.88%) Shell Script
5 3 (1.41%) PL/SQL
6 2 (0.94%) VBScript
6 2 (0.94%) C
6 2 (0.94%) Groovy
6 2 (0.94%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.94%) Scala
Qualifications
1 68 (31.92%) Cisco Certification
2 56 (26.29%) CCNP
3 29 (13.62%) CCIP
4 24 (11.27%) Degree
5 20 (9.39%) Security Cleared
6 18 (8.45%) CCIE
7 15 (7.04%) CCNA
8 14 (6.57%) SC Cleared
9 8 (3.76%) CCSP
10 7 (3.29%) HP APS
10 7 (3.29%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (2.82%) HND
12 5 (2.35%) JNCIS
12 5 (2.35%) MCITP
13 4 (1.88%) CCSE
13 4 (1.88%) PMI Certification
14 3 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (1.41%) MCSE
14 3 (1.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 3 (1.41%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.10%) SLA
2 9 (4.23%) QA
3 4 (1.88%) ISO 9000
3 4 (1.88%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 26 (12.21%) Active Directory
2 15 (7.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (6.10%) Postfix
4 11 (5.16%) vSphere
5 9 (4.23%) XenApp
6 8 (3.76%) MetaFrame
7 7 (3.29%) Terminal Services
8 4 (1.88%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.94%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.94%) vCloud
9 2 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.47%) BlackBerry Internet Service
Systems Management
1 16 (7.51%) Backup Exec
2 15 (7.04%) OpenView
3 9 (4.23%) Norton AntiVirus
4 8 (3.76%) CiscoWorks
5 7 (3.29%) Cisco Prime
6 6 (2.82%) Netcool
7 5 (2.35%) SmokePing
7 5 (2.35%) Cacti
7 5 (2.35%) Nagios
8 3 (1.41%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (1.41%) WSUS
9 2 (0.94%) Puppet
9 2 (0.94%) Ansible
9 2 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.47%) XenMobile
10 1 (0.47%) SolarWinds Orion
10 1 (0.47%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.47%) SCOM
10 1 (0.47%) WMI
Vendors
1 122 (57.28%) Cisco
2 60 (28.17%) Microsoft
3 47 (22.07%) Juniper
4 40 (18.78%) Citrix
5 27 (12.68%) VMware
6 23 (10.80%) CheckPoint
7 22 (10.33%) F5
8 20 (9.39%) HP
9 17 (7.98%) Fujitsu
10 16 (7.51%) Symantec
11 13 (6.10%) Nokia
12 11 (5.16%) Polycom
13 10 (4.69%) Blue Coat
14 9 (4.23%) Avaya
15 8 (3.76%) SolarWinds
16 7 (3.29%) Remedy
16 7 (3.29%) BT
16 7 (3.29%) 3Com
17 5 (2.35%) Fortinet
17 5 (2.35%) Red Hat
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