The table below looks at the statistics for DSL skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited DSL over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
Rank 249 255 234
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -21
Permanent jobs citing DSL 5 2 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.074% 0.027% 0.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.50% 0.19% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 4 2 7
Average salary £44,000 £48,000 £26,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.33% +84.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,250 £48,000 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £48,000 £45,500
UK excluding London average salary £33,000 £28,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+17.85% -16.41%
DSL
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 North West region.

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1000 1078 1014
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.87% 14.69% 14.79%
Number of salaries quoted 797 896 858
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

DSL
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

DSL Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

DSL
Salary Trend in the North West

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

DSL Salary Trend in the North West

DSL
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing DSL across the North West region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

DSL Salary Histogram in the North West

DSL
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DSL within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. 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
Manchester +2 3 £58,000 +20.83%
Lancashire - 2 £28,750 -
DSL
England

DSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 11 (64.71%) Microsoft
1 11 (64.71%) Internet
1 11 (64.71%) MPLS
2 10 (58.82%) Cisco
2 10 (58.82%) WAN
3 8 (47.06%) Telecoms
4 7 (41.18%) VMware
4 7 (41.18%) ITIL
4 7 (41.18%) Windows
4 7 (41.18%) Active Directory
4 7 (41.18%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (35.29%) MS Exchange
5 6 (35.29%) LAN
5 6 (35.29%) Ethernet
6 5 (29.41%) CCNP
6 5 (29.41%) VPN
6 5 (29.41%) SAN
6 5 (29.41%) IPsec
6 5 (29.41%) Management Information System
6 5 (29.41%) WSUS
6 5 (29.41%) iSCSI
6 5 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (29.41%) Riverbed
6 5 (29.41%) vSphere
6 5 (29.41%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (29.41%) Network Monitoring
6 5 (29.41%) Data Centre
7 4 (23.53%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (23.53%) vCloud
7 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008

DSL
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 6 (35.29%) MS Exchange
2 3 (17.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (17.65%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (23.53%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (11.76%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (11.76%) Amazon S3
2 2 (11.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (64.71%) MPLS
1 11 (64.71%) Internet
2 10 (58.82%) WAN
3 6 (35.29%) LAN
3 6 (35.29%) Ethernet
4 5 (29.41%) SAN
4 5 (29.41%) VPN
4 5 (29.41%) IPsec
4 5 (29.41%) iSCSI
5 4 (23.53%) Broadband
6 3 (17.65%) DHCP
6 3 (17.65%) SDH
6 3 (17.65%) DNS
6 3 (17.65%) SSL
6 3 (17.65%) VoIP
6 3 (17.65%) HTTP
6 3 (17.65%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (17.65%) VLAN
6 3 (17.65%) H.323
6 3 (17.65%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.76%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (11.76%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MSI
General
1 8 (47.06%) Telecoms
2 3 (17.65%) Legal
3 1 (5.88%) Retail
3 1 (5.88%) Finance
3 1 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) 2nd Line Support
1 4 (23.53%) Network Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Engineering Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Management Information System
1 5 (29.41%) Data Centre
2 3 (17.65%) Blackberry
2 3 (17.65%) FlexPod
3 2 (11.76%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 7 (41.18%) Windows
2 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (17.65%) Windows 7
3 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (11.76%) UNIX
4 2 (11.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) ITIL
2 5 (29.41%) Continuous Improvement
2 5 (29.41%) Network Monitoring
3 4 (23.53%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (17.65%) Migration
4 3 (17.65%) Business Continuity
4 3 (17.65%) Vulnerability Management
4 3 (17.65%) Security Patching
5 2 (11.76%) Mentoring
5 2 (11.76%) Coaching
5 2 (11.76%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (11.76%) WAN Optimisation
5 2 (11.76%) Information Security
5 2 (11.76%) Project Management
5 2 (11.76%) Supplier Management
5 2 (11.76%) Operations Management
5 2 (11.76%) Load Balancing
5 2 (11.76%) Problem Management
5 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
5 2 (11.76%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (41.18%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (29.41%) CCNP
3 3 (17.65%) CCNA
3 3 (17.65%) MCSE
3 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (11.76%) CCSA
4 2 (11.76%) CCSE
4 2 (11.76%) JNCIS
4 2 (11.76%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (41.18%) Active Directory
2 5 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (29.41%) vSphere
3 4 (23.53%) vCloud
4 3 (17.65%) XenApp
4 3 (17.65%) XenDesktop
5 2 (11.76%) ProxySG
6 1 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (29.41%) WSUS
2 3 (17.65%) SCCM
2 3 (17.65%) SCOM
3 2 (11.76%) OpenView
3 2 (11.76%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 11 (64.71%) Microsoft
2 10 (58.82%) Cisco
3 7 (41.18%) VMware
4 5 (29.41%) Riverbed
5 4 (23.53%) Juniper
6 3 (17.65%) NetApp
6 3 (17.65%) IBM
6 3 (17.65%) Meraki
6 3 (17.65%) Citrix
7 2 (11.76%) Fortinet
7 2 (11.76%) Blue Coat
7 2 (11.76%) SolarWinds
7 2 (11.76%) F5
7 2 (11.76%) HP
7 2 (11.76%) Nokia
7 2 (11.76%) CheckPoint
8 1 (5.88%) Ericsson
8 1 (5.88%) Huawei