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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Public Switched Telecom Network (PSTN)
Rank 842 795 842
Rank change year-on-year
-47 +47
Permanent jobs citing PSTN 38 62 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.036% 0.062% 0.029%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.20% 0.36% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 30 53 28
Average salary £38,500 £55,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.00% +26.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £37,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £69,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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
19088 17400 21205
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 18.12% 17.34% 19.31%
Number of salaries quoted 15191 14220 17495
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

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 1 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 1 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
(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 +2 16 £52,500 +5.00% 1
London -25 10 £38,000 -30.90%
East of England -4 6 £27,000 -55.00% 1
North West - 5 £20,000 - 2
PSTN
UK

PSTN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 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 35 (47.30%) Lync
3 34 (45.95%) TCP/IP
3 34 (45.95%) DNS
4 33 (44.59%) MPLS
4 33 (44.59%) Unified Communications
5 32 (43.24%) PBX
6 31 (41.89%) Windows
7 29 (39.19%) MS Exchange
7 29 (39.19%) VoIP
8 28 (37.84%) Exchange Server 2010
9 26 (35.14%) VPN
10 25 (33.78%) DHCP
10 25 (33.78%) Blackberry
10 25 (33.78%) Firewall
10 25 (33.78%) Load Balancing
11 24 (32.43%) H.323
11 24 (32.43%) Mitel
12 23 (31.08%) Windows Server 2008
13 22 (29.73%) Polycom
13 22 (29.73%) SMTP
14 20 (27.03%) Siemens
15 19 (25.68%) Cisco
15 19 (25.68%) Telecoms
15 19 (25.68%) Change Management
16 17 (22.97%) Service Delivery
17 16 (21.62%) MCTS
17 16 (21.62%) MCITP
17 16 (21.62%) Microsoft Certification
17 16 (21.62%) MCSE

PSTN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 35 (47.30%) Lync
2 29 (39.19%) MS Exchange
3 28 (37.84%) Exchange Server 2010
4 15 (20.27%) 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%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (1.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 16 (21.62%) MS Excel
2 9 (12.16%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 34 (45.95%) TCP/IP
1 34 (45.95%) DNS
2 33 (44.59%) MPLS
2 33 (44.59%) Unified Communications
3 32 (43.24%) PBX
4 29 (39.19%) VoIP
5 26 (35.14%) VPN
6 25 (33.78%) DHCP
6 25 (33.78%) Firewall
7 24 (32.43%) H.323
8 22 (29.73%) SMTP
9 13 (17.57%) Ethernet
10 11 (14.86%) ISDN
11 10 (13.51%) Wireless
11 10 (13.51%) xDSL
12 9 (12.16%) LAN
13 8 (10.81%) GPRS
13 8 (10.81%) WAN
13 8 (10.81%) SDH
13 8 (10.81%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.05%) SQL Server
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 4 (5.41%) 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 14 (18.92%) Communications Engineer
2 8 (10.81%) Senior Consultant
2 8 (10.81%) Consultant
2 8 (10.81%) Solutions Consultant
3 7 (9.46%) Communications Manager
4 6 (8.11%) Network Engineer
5 5 (6.76%) Support Technician
6 4 (5.41%) Support Engineer
6 4 (5.41%) Software Engineer
6 4 (5.41%) Coordinator
6 4 (5.41%) Java Software Engineer
6 4 (5.41%) Project Coordinator
6 4 (5.41%) Core Network Engineer
7 3 (4.05%) Senior Software Developer
7 3 (4.05%) Software Developer
7 3 (4.05%) Developer
7 3 (4.05%) Analyst
7 3 (4.05%) Senior Developer
7 3 (4.05%) Support Analyst
8 2 (2.70%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.76%) Web Services
2 4 (5.41%) Servlets
3 2 (2.70%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 25 (33.78%) Blackberry
2 7 (9.46%) CMDB
2 7 (9.46%) PKI
3 4 (5.41%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.70%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.35%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.35%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.35%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 31 (41.89%) Windows
2 23 (31.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (5.41%) Windows NT
3 4 (5.41%) UNIX
3 4 (5.41%) Linux
3 4 (5.41%) Windows 2000
3 4 (5.41%) Windows 8
4 3 (4.05%) Windows Vista
4 3 (4.05%) Windows XP
5 2 (2.70%) Android
5 2 (2.70%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.35%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (33.78%) Load Balancing
2 19 (25.68%) Change Management
3 17 (22.97%) Service Delivery
4 15 (20.27%) ITIL
5 10 (13.51%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (9.46%) ITIL V3
6 7 (9.46%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (9.46%) Scrum
6 7 (9.46%) PRINCE2
7 6 (8.11%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (8.11%) Migration
7 6 (8.11%) Network Load Balancing
8 4 (5.41%) Software Engineering
9 3 (4.05%) Embedded Software Development
9 3 (4.05%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (2.70%) Information Security
10 2 (2.70%) Penetration Testing
10 2 (2.70%) Security Testing
10 2 (2.70%) Business Development
10 2 (2.70%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 9 (12.16%) 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
Qualifications
1 16 (21.62%) MCTS
1 16 (21.62%) MCITP
1 16 (21.62%) Microsoft Certification
1 16 (21.62%) MCSE
2 7 (9.46%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (9.46%) CCNA
2 7 (9.46%) MCSA
3 6 (8.11%) CCVP
4 2 (2.70%) PCI QSA
4 2 (2.70%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.70%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.70%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.70%) Degree
5 1 (1.35%) Avaya Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.05%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (9.46%) UAG
2 1 (1.35%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.35%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (1.35%) SCCM
1 1 (1.35%) SCOM
Vendors
1 37 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 24 (32.43%) Mitel
3 22 (29.73%) Polycom
4 20 (27.03%) Siemens
5 19 (25.68%) Cisco
6 6 (8.11%) Avaya
7 4 (5.41%) 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%) Aerohive Networks
9 2 (2.70%) SolarWinds
9 2 (2.70%) F5
10 1 (1.35%) VMware
10 1 (1.35%) Motorola
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