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

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
Rank - 243 203
Permanent jobs citing DSL 0 4 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West - 0.059% 0.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.42% 4.01%
Number of salaries quoted 0 4 41
Average salary - £35,750 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +19.16%
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.33%
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
1060 954 1023
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.15% 14.12% 14.08%
Number of salaries quoted 877 767 862
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) Internet
2 2 (66.67%) Web Services
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) PRINCE2
2 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (66.67%) PBX
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
2 2 (66.67%) Ethernet
2 2 (66.67%) SSL
2 2 (66.67%) IPsec
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Fortinet
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (66.67%) Amazon S3
2 2 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (66.67%) vSphere
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (66.67%) vCloud
2 2 (66.67%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) Software Packaging
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (33.33%) MCITP
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) SLA
3 1 (33.33%) Windows

DSL
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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.

Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (66.67%) Amazon S3
1 2 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Internet
1 2 (66.67%) PBX
1 2 (66.67%) WAN
1 2 (66.67%) Ethernet
1 2 (66.67%) SSL
1 2 (66.67%) IPsec
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MSI
1 1 (33.33%) InstallShield
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Engineering Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Team Leader
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) Web Services
2 1 (33.33%) Software Packaging
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) PRINCE2
1 2 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
1 2 (66.67%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) MCITP
1 1 (33.33%) MCSE
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (66.67%) vSphere
1 2 (66.67%) vCloud
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Fortinet
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) CA