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 3 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
Rank 239 241 238
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -3
Permanent jobs citing DSL 6 3 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.092% 0.042% 0.055%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.63% 0.29% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 6 2 4
Average salary £50,000 £48,000 £32,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +48.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,750 £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 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+17.85% -20.00%
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
950 1048 1055
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.57% 14.56% 14.61%
Number of salaries quoted 765 886 883
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 £57,400 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 3 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 3 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 +6 2 £58,000 +20.83%
Lancashire - 2 £28,750 -
Merseyside - 2 £50,000 -
DSL
England

DSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 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 12 (70.59%) Microsoft
1 12 (70.59%) Internet
2 11 (64.71%) MPLS
3 10 (58.82%) Cisco
3 10 (58.82%) WAN
4 9 (52.94%) Telecoms
5 8 (47.06%) VMware
6 7 (41.18%) Ethernet
6 7 (41.18%) ITIL
6 7 (41.18%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (35.29%) LAN
7 6 (35.29%) MS Exchange
7 6 (35.29%) Windows
7 6 (35.29%) VPN
7 6 (35.29%) Active Directory
8 5 (29.41%) Broadband
8 5 (29.41%) SAN
8 5 (29.41%) CCNP
8 5 (29.41%) Management Information System
8 5 (29.41%) IPsec
8 5 (29.41%) WSUS
8 5 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (29.41%) iSCSI
8 5 (29.41%) Riverbed
8 5 (29.41%) Amazon AWS
8 5 (29.41%) vSphere
8 5 (29.41%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (29.41%) vCloud
8 5 (29.41%) Network Monitoring
9 4 (23.53%) Disaster Recovery

DSL
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 5 (29.41%) 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 12 (70.59%) Internet
2 11 (64.71%) MPLS
3 10 (58.82%) WAN
4 7 (41.18%) Ethernet
5 6 (35.29%) VPN
5 6 (35.29%) LAN
6 5 (29.41%) Broadband
6 5 (29.41%) SAN
6 5 (29.41%) IPsec
6 5 (29.41%) iSCSI
7 3 (17.65%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (17.65%) VLAN
7 3 (17.65%) H.323
7 3 (17.65%) Firewall
7 3 (17.65%) VoIP
7 3 (17.65%) HTTP
7 3 (17.65%) DNS
7 3 (17.65%) SSL
7 3 (17.65%) DHCP
7 3 (17.65%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.76%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (11.76%) MySQL
General
1 9 (52.94%) Telecoms
2 3 (17.65%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Network Engineer
1 4 (23.53%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure Manager
2 3 (17.65%) Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Engineering Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Management Information System
2 4 (23.53%) Data Centre
3 3 (17.65%) Blackberry
3 3 (17.65%) FlexPod
4 2 (11.76%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 6 (35.29%) Windows
2 3 (17.65%) Linux
2 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (17.65%) Windows 7
3 2 (11.76%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) ITIL
2 5 (29.41%) Network Monitoring
2 5 (29.41%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (23.53%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (17.65%) Migration
4 3 (17.65%) Business Continuity
4 3 (17.65%) Project Management
4 3 (17.65%) Vulnerability Management
4 3 (17.65%) Security Patching
5 2 (11.76%) WAN Optimisation
5 2 (11.76%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (11.76%) Mentoring
5 2 (11.76%) Coaching
5 2 (11.76%) Information Security
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
System Software
1 6 (35.29%) Active Directory
2 5 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (29.41%) vSphere
2 5 (29.41%) vCloud
3 3 (17.65%) XenApp
3 3 (17.65%) XenDesktop
4 2 (11.76%) ProxySG
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 12 (70.59%) Microsoft
2 10 (58.82%) Cisco
3 8 (47.06%) 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