The table below looks at the statistics for PSTN skills in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited PSTN over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Public Switched Telecom Network (PSTN)
Rank 840 802 826
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +24
Permanent jobs citing PSTN 36 64 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.034% 0.063% 0.038%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.19% 0.36% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 26 58 35
Average salary £40,000 £55,750 £40,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-28.25% +37.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £40,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £69,650 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £42,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-2.35% +30.76%
PSTN
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
19221 17728 20919
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 17.98% 17.44% 19.62%
Number of salaries quoted 15309 14445 17200
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £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

PSTN
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

PSTN Jobs Demand Trend in England

PSTN
Salary Trend in England

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

PSTN Salary Trend in England

PSTN
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing PSTN across the England region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

PSTN Salary Histogram in England

PSTN
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PSTN within the England region over the 3 months to 24 October 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
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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 -10 17 £52,500 +10.52%
London -7 8 £38,000 -36.66%
East of England -12 6 £27,000 -55.00% 1
North West -30 4 £40,750 -4.11% 2
West Midlands -18 1 £52,500 -25.00%
PSTN
UK

PSTN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the England region citing PSTN 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 PSTN.

1 37 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 32 (43.24%) DNS
2 32 (43.24%) Lync
3 31 (41.89%) PBX
3 31 (41.89%) TCP/IP
4 29 (39.19%) VoIP
5 28 (37.84%) Windows
5 28 (37.84%) Unified Communications
6 27 (36.49%) MPLS
7 26 (35.14%) MS Exchange
8 25 (33.78%) Exchange Server 2010
9 23 (31.08%) VPN
9 23 (31.08%) DHCP
9 23 (31.08%) Firewall
10 22 (29.73%) Blackberry
10 22 (29.73%) H.323
10 22 (29.73%) Load Balancing
11 21 (28.38%) Mitel
12 20 (27.03%) Polycom
12 20 (27.03%) Windows Server 2008
13 19 (25.68%) Change Management
13 19 (25.68%) Telecoms
13 19 (25.68%) SMTP
14 18 (24.32%) Cisco
14 18 (24.32%) Siemens
14 18 (24.32%) Service Delivery
15 17 (22.97%) MS Excel
16 15 (20.27%) MCSE
16 15 (20.27%) Microsoft Certification
16 15 (20.27%) MCTS

PSTN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the England region citing PSTN 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 PSTN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 32 (43.24%) Lync
2 26 (35.14%) MS Exchange
3 25 (33.78%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (18.92%) Office Communications Server
5 6 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (5.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (4.05%) IIS
8 2 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (1.35%) Apache
9 1 (1.35%) SharePoint
9 1 (1.35%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 17 (22.97%) MS Excel
2 9 (12.16%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 32 (43.24%) DNS
2 31 (41.89%) TCP/IP
2 31 (41.89%) PBX
3 29 (39.19%) VoIP
4 28 (37.84%) Unified Communications
5 27 (36.49%) MPLS
6 23 (31.08%) VPN
6 23 (31.08%) DHCP
6 23 (31.08%) Firewall
7 22 (29.73%) H.323
8 19 (25.68%) SMTP
9 13 (17.57%) ISDN
10 11 (14.86%) Ethernet
10 11 (14.86%) Wireless
11 9 (12.16%) IP Telephony
11 9 (12.16%) LAN
11 9 (12.16%) GPRS
11 9 (12.16%) WAN
12 6 (8.11%) WCDMA
12 6 (8.11%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.35%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (4.05%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.70%) JUnit
General
1 19 (25.68%) Telecoms
2 6 (8.11%) Finance
3 5 (6.76%) Marketing
4 3 (4.05%) French Language
5 2 (2.70%) Law
5 2 (2.70%) Banking
6 1 (1.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (17.57%) Communications Engineer
2 8 (10.81%) Network Engineer
3 5 (6.76%) Coordinator
3 5 (6.76%) Support Technician
3 5 (6.76%) Communications Manager
3 5 (6.76%) Core Network Engineer
4 4 (5.41%) Solutions Consultant
4 4 (5.41%) Technical Support
4 4 (5.41%) Support Engineer
4 4 (5.41%) Software Engineer
4 4 (5.41%) Senior Consultant
4 4 (5.41%) Consultant
4 4 (5.41%) Project Coordinator
4 4 (5.41%) Java Software Engineer
5 3 (4.05%) Senior Developer
5 3 (4.05%) Senior Software Developer
5 3 (4.05%) Developer
5 3 (4.05%) Software Developer
6 2 (2.70%) Analyst
6 2 (2.70%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.76%) Web Services
2 4 (5.41%) Servlets
3 2 (2.70%) OLE
4 1 (1.35%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (29.73%) Blackberry
2 7 (9.46%) CMDB
3 5 (6.76%) PKI
4 4 (5.41%) Management Information System
5 3 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.70%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.35%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.35%) Handset
7 1 (1.35%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 28 (37.84%) Windows
2 20 (27.03%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (8.11%) Linux
3 6 (8.11%) UNIX
4 5 (6.76%) Windows 2000
4 5 (6.76%) Windows NT
5 3 (4.05%) Windows 8
6 2 (2.70%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.70%) Windows XP
6 2 (2.70%) Windows Vista
6 2 (2.70%) Android
7 1 (1.35%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.35%) Debian
7 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (29.73%) Load Balancing
2 19 (25.68%) Change Management
3 18 (24.32%) Service Delivery
4 13 (17.57%) ITIL
5 10 (13.51%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (9.46%) Scrum
6 7 (9.46%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (8.11%) PRINCE2
7 6 (8.11%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (8.11%) Migration
7 6 (8.11%) Network Load Balancing
8 5 (6.76%) ITIL V3
9 4 (5.41%) Software Engineering
10 3 (4.05%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (4.05%) Embedded Software Development
11 2 (2.70%) Network Monitoring
11 2 (2.70%) Security Testing
11 2 (2.70%) Capacity Planning
11 2 (2.70%) Project Management
11 2 (2.70%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (14.86%) SQL
2 7 (9.46%) C
3 4 (5.41%) Java
4 3 (4.05%) C#
4 3 (4.05%) C++
4 3 (4.05%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.70%) R
6 1 (1.35%) Perl
Qualifications
1 15 (20.27%) MCSE
1 15 (20.27%) MCTS
1 15 (20.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (17.57%) MCITP
3 7 (9.46%) CCNA
3 7 (9.46%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (8.11%) CCVP
5 5 (6.76%) MCSA
6 3 (4.05%) Degree
7 2 (2.70%) PCI QSA
7 2 (2.70%) SC Cleared
7 2 (2.70%) DV Cleared
7 2 (2.70%) Security Cleared
8 1 (1.35%) Avaya Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.05%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.35%) QA
3 1 (1.35%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (6.76%) UAG
2 1 (1.35%) Kamailio
2 1 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.35%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (2.70%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.35%) Nagios
2 1 (1.35%) SCCM
2 1 (1.35%) SCOM
2 1 (1.35%) Cacti
2 1 (1.35%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 37 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 21 (28.38%) Mitel
3 20 (27.03%) Polycom
4 18 (24.32%) Cisco
4 18 (24.32%) Siemens
5 6 (8.11%) Avaya
6 5 (6.76%) Sybase
7 4 (5.41%) NEC
8 3 (4.05%) CheckPoint
8 3 (4.05%) Citrix
9 2 (2.70%) Fortinet
9 2 (2.70%) SolarWinds
9 2 (2.70%) Acme Packet
9 2 (2.70%) F5
9 2 (2.70%) Sonus
9 2 (2.70%) BroadSoft
9 2 (2.70%) Aerohive Networks
10 1 (1.35%) VMware
10 1 (1.35%) ION Trading
10 1 (1.35%) Motorola
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