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 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
Rank 832 787 871
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +84
Permanent jobs citing DSL 73 124 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.077% 0.13% 0.043%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.45% 0.69% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 68 72 32
Average salary £32,125 £36,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.76% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,250 £50,000 £54,750
UK excluding London average salary £29,000 £40,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year
-27.50% +9.58%
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
16254 17968 16964
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 17.10% 18.35% 17.53%
Number of salaries quoted 13662 14668 13347
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £64,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 14 February 2016.

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 14 February 2016. 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
South East +24 42 £29,000 -31.76% 3
London -37 18 £50,000 +66.66% 4
East of England -9 5 £32,313 -35.37%
North West +31 3 £25,000 -64.28% 1
Yorkshire - 3 £25,000 - 1
East Midlands +2 1 £45,000 +38.46%
West Midlands -35 1 £19,000 -27.61% 1
DSL
UK

DSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 63 (49.61%) MPLS
2 62 (48.82%) Firewall
2 62 (48.82%) Cisco
3 59 (46.46%) VPN
4 47 (37.01%) TCP/IP
5 45 (35.43%) Cisco Certification
6 42 (33.07%) WAN
7 38 (29.92%) Juniper
7 38 (29.92%) VoIP
7 38 (29.92%) Windows
8 36 (28.35%) CCNA
9 35 (27.56%) Wireless
10 33 (25.98%) BGP
11 32 (25.20%) OSPF
11 32 (25.20%) Ethernet
12 30 (23.62%) DNS
12 30 (23.62%) Active Directory
13 29 (22.83%) CCNP
14 27 (21.26%) Windows Server 2008
14 27 (21.26%) Telecoms
15 26 (20.47%) 3G
15 26 (20.47%) Microsoft
15 26 (20.47%) LAN
16 25 (19.69%) SLA
16 25 (19.69%) CheckPoint
17 24 (18.90%) IPsec
17 24 (18.90%) MS Exchange
18 21 (16.54%) Citrix
18 21 (16.54%) Windows Server 2012
18 21 (16.54%) Analytical Skills

DSL
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 24 (18.90%) MS Exchange
2 14 (11.02%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (4.72%) SharePoint
4 5 (3.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 5 (3.94%) IIS
5 3 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.57%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.79%) Apache
7 1 (0.79%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.79%) Confluence
7 1 (0.79%) SAS
Applications
1 20 (15.75%) MS Office
2 15 (11.81%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (1.57%) IaaS
1 2 (1.57%) Office 365
1 2 (1.57%) PaaS
1 2 (1.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 63 (49.61%) MPLS
2 62 (48.82%) Firewall
3 59 (46.46%) VPN
4 47 (37.01%) TCP/IP
5 42 (33.07%) WAN
6 38 (29.92%) VoIP
7 35 (27.56%) Wireless
8 33 (25.98%) BGP
9 32 (25.20%) Ethernet
9 32 (25.20%) OSPF
10 30 (23.62%) DNS
11 26 (20.47%) 3G
11 26 (20.47%) LAN
12 24 (18.90%) IPsec
13 19 (14.96%) ISDN
14 16 (12.60%) Cisco ASA
14 16 (12.60%) HSRP
14 16 (12.60%) IP Telephony
15 14 (11.02%) Cisco Nexus
15 14 (11.02%) HSPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.94%) SQL Server
1 5 (3.94%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (0.79%) Hadoop
2 1 (0.79%) HBase
2 1 (0.79%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Gradle
1 1 (0.79%) Maven
1 1 (0.79%) RSpec
General
1 27 (21.26%) Telecoms
2 10 (7.87%) Billing
3 5 (3.94%) Finance
3 5 (3.94%) Games
4 3 (2.36%) Advertising
4 3 (2.36%) Legal
4 3 (2.36%) Retail
5 2 (1.57%) French Language
6 1 (0.79%) Banking
6 1 (0.79%) Law
6 1 (0.79%) Marketing
6 1 (0.79%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 40 (31.50%) Network Engineer
2 28 (22.05%) Cisco Engineer
3 26 (20.47%) Support Engineer
4 23 (18.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 19 (14.96%) 2nd Line Support
6 17 (13.39%) Field Engineer
7 15 (11.81%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 14 (11.02%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 14 (11.02%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
8 14 (11.02%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 14 (11.02%) Field Support Engineer
8 14 (11.02%) Firewall Engineer
9 13 (10.24%) Switch Engineer
10 7 (5.51%) Delivery Manager
11 6 (4.72%) Firewall Support
11 6 (4.72%) IT Manager
12 5 (3.94%) Cisco Support
12 5 (3.94%) Desktop Support
12 5 (3.94%) IT Engineer
12 5 (3.94%) NOC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.15%) 802.1X
2 3 (2.36%) HTML
3 1 (0.79%) Akka
3 1 (0.79%) COM
3 1 (0.79%) Gherkin
3 1 (0.79%) J2EE
3 1 (0.79%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 21 (16.54%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (11.02%) Data Centre
3 10 (7.87%) PMI
4 9 (7.09%) Computer Science
5 7 (5.51%) Management Information System
5 7 (5.51%) Replication
6 5 (3.94%) Algorithms
6 5 (3.94%) Blackberry
6 5 (3.94%) Data Structures
6 5 (3.94%) Physics
7 4 (3.15%) CMDB
7 4 (3.15%) EqualLogic
8 3 (2.36%) Mathematics
8 3 (2.36%) STB
9 2 (1.57%) Driving Licence
9 2 (1.57%) EPoS
9 2 (1.57%) PKI
9 2 (1.57%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.79%) HP StoreVirtual
10 1 (0.79%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 38 (29.92%) Windows
2 27 (21.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (16.54%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (10.24%) Windows Server
5 11 (8.66%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (7.09%) Linux
7 5 (3.94%) Windows 7
7 5 (3.94%) Windows 8
8 4 (3.15%) Windows XP
9 3 (2.36%) Unix
10 1 (0.79%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (11.81%) Continuous Improvement
1 15 (11.81%) ITSM
2 11 (8.66%) ITIL
2 11 (8.66%) Line Management
2 11 (8.66%) Project Management
3 10 (7.87%) Network Management
4 8 (6.30%) Change Management
4 8 (6.30%) Incident Management
4 8 (6.30%) Problem Management
5 7 (5.51%) Kalman Filter
5 7 (5.51%) Web Filtering
6 6 (4.72%) Configuration Management
6 6 (4.72%) Load Balancing
6 6 (4.72%) Presales
6 6 (4.72%) Programme Management
6 6 (4.72%) Service Delivery
7 5 (3.94%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (3.94%) Email Filtering
7 5 (3.94%) Performance Monitoring
7 5 (3.94%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (7.87%) C
2 7 (5.51%) Java
2 7 (5.51%) Scala
3 5 (3.94%) C++
3 5 (3.94%) Haskell
4 4 (3.15%) SQL
5 3 (2.36%) PHP
6 1 (0.79%) Groovy
6 1 (0.79%) HiveQL
6 1 (0.79%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.79%) Python
6 1 (0.79%) R
6 1 (0.79%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 45 (35.43%) Cisco Certification
2 36 (28.35%) CCNA
3 29 (22.83%) CCNP
4 17 (13.39%) Degree
5 11 (8.66%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (7.87%) PMI Certification
7 9 (7.09%) MCSA
8 7 (5.51%) PhD
9 6 (4.72%) CCSP
9 6 (4.72%) Security Cleared
10 5 (3.94%) MCSE
11 4 (3.15%) CCSA
11 4 (3.15%) PMP
11 4 (3.15%) SC Cleared
12 3 (2.36%) CCIE
12 3 (2.36%) CCIP
12 3 (2.36%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 1 (0.79%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (19.69%) SLA
2 2 (1.57%) QA
System Software
1 30 (23.62%) Active Directory
2 14 (11.02%) Terminal Services
3 10 (7.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (3.94%) vSphere
4 5 (3.94%) XenApp
4 5 (3.94%) XenDesktop
5 2 (1.57%) XenServer
6 1 (0.79%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (5.51%) Cisco CUCM
1 7 (5.51%) FortiGate
1 7 (5.51%) Nagios
2 3 (2.36%) WSUS
3 2 (1.57%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.57%) CiscoWorks
3 2 (1.57%) SolarWinds Orion
3 2 (1.57%) XenMobile
4 1 (0.79%) Ansible
4 1 (0.79%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.79%) Puppet
4 1 (0.79%) SCCM
Vendors
1 62 (48.82%) Cisco
2 38 (29.92%) Juniper
3 26 (20.47%) Microsoft
4 25 (19.69%) CheckPoint
5 21 (16.54%) Citrix
6 18 (14.17%) BT
6 18 (14.17%) Palo Alto
7 17 (13.39%) VMware
8 10 (7.87%) EMC
8 10 (7.87%) IronPort
9 9 (7.09%) Nokia
10 7 (5.51%) Blue Coat
10 7 (5.51%) F5
11 5 (3.94%) Alcatel-Lucent
12 4 (3.15%) Dell
12 4 (3.15%) Ericsson
12 4 (3.15%) Huawei
12 4 (3.15%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
12 4 (3.15%) Sourcefire
12 4 (3.15%) ZTE
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