The table below looks at the statistics for PSTN skills in IT jobs advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited PSTN 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
Public Switched Telecom Network (PSTN)
Rank 625 575 627
Rank change year-on-year
-50 +52
Permanent jobs citing PSTN 12 31 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.026% 0.071% 0.032%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.16% 0.44% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 9 29 15
Average salary £38,000 £55,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.90% +15.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,900 £50,000 £28,300
10% offered a salary of more than £46,500 £59,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,250 £42,000
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -1.78%
PSTN
England

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

Communications & Networking Category
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7697 6973 8637
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 16.75% 15.90% 17.39%
Number of salaries quoted 6367 5903 7306
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

PSTN
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

PSTN Jobs Demand Trend in London

PSTN
Salary Trend in London

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

PSTN Salary Trend in London

PSTN
Salary Histogram in London

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

PSTN Salary Histogram in London

PSTN
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PSTN within the London 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
City of London -3 7 £36,500 -35.39%
PSTN
England

PSTN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the London 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 20 (62.50%) VoIP
1 20 (62.50%) Unified Communications
2 19 (59.38%) MPLS
3 17 (53.13%) Cisco
3 17 (53.13%) Lync
4 15 (46.88%) Microsoft
5 14 (43.75%) Telecoms
6 13 (40.63%) PBX
7 12 (37.50%) VPN
7 12 (37.50%) DNS
7 12 (37.50%) Blackberry
8 11 (34.38%) Firewall
8 11 (34.38%) Mitel
8 11 (34.38%) DHCP
8 11 (34.38%) Load Balancing
9 10 (31.25%) Exchange Server 2010
9 10 (31.25%) MS Exchange
9 10 (31.25%) H.323
10 9 (28.13%) ITIL
10 9 (28.13%) MS Excel
10 9 (28.13%) SMTP
10 9 (28.13%) TCP/IP
10 9 (28.13%) Polycom
11 8 (25.00%) xDSL
11 8 (25.00%) Office Communications Server
11 8 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (25.00%) Ethernet
11 8 (25.00%) Windows
11 8 (25.00%) SDH
11 8 (25.00%) Service Delivery

PSTN
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the London 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 17 (53.13%) Lync
2 10 (31.25%) Exchange Server 2010
2 10 (31.25%) MS Exchange
3 8 (25.00%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 9 (28.13%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 20 (62.50%) VoIP
1 20 (62.50%) Unified Communications
2 19 (59.38%) MPLS
3 13 (40.63%) PBX
4 12 (37.50%) VPN
4 12 (37.50%) DNS
5 11 (34.38%) Firewall
5 11 (34.38%) DHCP
6 10 (31.25%) H.323
7 9 (28.13%) SMTP
7 9 (28.13%) TCP/IP
8 8 (25.00%) xDSL
8 8 (25.00%) Ethernet
8 8 (25.00%) SDH
8 8 (25.00%) IP Telephony
9 5 (15.63%) Wireless
10 3 (9.38%) WAN
10 3 (9.38%) LAN
11 2 (6.25%) ADSL
11 2 (6.25%) ISDN
General
1 14 (43.75%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.25%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Law
2 2 (6.25%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (28.13%) Communications Engineer
2 8 (25.00%) Solutions Consultant
2 8 (25.00%) Senior Consultant
2 8 (25.00%) Consultant
3 5 (15.63%) Support Technician
4 2 (6.25%) VoIP Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Network Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Sales Executive
4 2 (6.25%) IP Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) 3rd Line Support Technician
5 1 (3.13%) Support Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (3.13%) Network Specialist
5 1 (3.13%) Telephony Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Communications Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) Web Services
2 1 (3.13%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 12 (37.50%) Blackberry
2 2 (6.25%) Mobile App
2 2 (6.25%) CMDB
3 1 (3.13%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 8 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 8 (25.00%) Windows
2 2 (6.25%) Android
2 2 (6.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (34.38%) Load Balancing
2 9 (28.13%) ITIL
3 8 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 8 (25.00%) Change Management
4 2 (6.25%) Information Security
4 2 (6.25%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (6.25%) Business Development
4 2 (6.25%) Security Testing
4 2 (6.25%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (3.13%) Network Load Balancing
5 1 (3.13%) ITIL V3
5 1 (3.13%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.13%) Document Management
5 1 (3.13%) Migration
5 1 (3.13%) CRM
5 1 (3.13%) ERP
5 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.13%) R
1 1 (3.13%) C
1 1 (3.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (21.88%) MCTS
1 7 (21.88%) MCITP
1 7 (21.88%) MCSE
1 7 (21.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (18.75%) CCNA
2 6 (18.75%) CCVP
2 6 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (6.25%) PCI QSA
3 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.25%) DV Cleared
3 2 (6.25%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.13%) Avaya Certification
4 1 (3.13%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (6.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) UAG
Vendors
1 17 (53.13%) Cisco
2 15 (46.88%) Microsoft
3 11 (34.38%) Mitel
4 9 (28.13%) Polycom
5 7 (21.88%) Siemens
6 5 (15.63%) Avaya
7 2 (6.25%) CheckPoint
7 2 (6.25%) Citrix
7 2 (6.25%) SolarWinds
7 2 (6.25%) F5
7 2 (6.25%) Fortinet
7 2 (6.25%) Aerohive Networks