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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
Rank 259 240 227
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -13
Permanent jobs citing DSL 2 4 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.027% 0.058% 0.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.19% 0.40% 2.54%
Number of salaries quoted 2 4 27
Average salary £48,000 £35,750 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+34.26% +19.16%
UK excluding London average salary £28,000 £33,500 £31,000
% change year-on-year
-16.41% +8.06%
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
1047 1007 1063
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.13% 14.69% 14.57%
Number of salaries quoted 878 838 895
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £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
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 19 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
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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 -1 2 £48,000 +34.26%
DSL
England

DSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 6 (75.00%) WAN
1 6 (75.00%) Ethernet
1 6 (75.00%) Cisco
1 6 (75.00%) Internet
1 6 (75.00%) Migration
2 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 4 (50.00%) Blue Coat
2 4 (50.00%) IPTV
2 4 (50.00%) Wireshark
2 4 (50.00%) Riverbed
2 4 (50.00%) SolarWinds
2 4 (50.00%) Security Architecture
2 4 (50.00%) Network Management
2 4 (50.00%) F5
2 4 (50.00%) WAN Optimisation
2 4 (50.00%) Multicast
2 4 (50.00%) MPLS
2 4 (50.00%) Wireless
2 4 (50.00%) SDH
2 4 (50.00%) SLA
2 4 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (50.00%) Juniper
2 4 (50.00%) Nokia
2 4 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (50.00%) CCIE
2 4 (50.00%) CCNP
2 4 (50.00%) CCIP
2 4 (50.00%) OpenView
2 4 (50.00%) HP

DSL
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (25.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (25.00%) Amazon S3
1 2 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (75.00%) WAN
1 6 (75.00%) Ethernet
1 6 (75.00%) Internet
2 4 (50.00%) MPLS
2 4 (50.00%) Wireless
2 4 (50.00%) SDH
2 4 (50.00%) Wireshark
2 4 (50.00%) Multicast
3 2 (25.00%) PBX
3 2 (25.00%) SSL
3 2 (25.00%) IPsec
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MSI
1 2 (25.00%) InstallShield
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Advertising
2 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Engineering Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Network Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Team Leader
2 2 (25.00%) Technical Team Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) Web Services
1 2 (25.00%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
1 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Migration
2 4 (50.00%) WAN Optimisation
2 4 (50.00%) ITIL
2 4 (50.00%) Security Architecture
2 4 (50.00%) Network Management
3 2 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (25.00%) Change Control
3 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (25.00%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) CCIE
1 4 (50.00%) CCNP
1 4 (50.00%) CCIP
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (25.00%) MCITP
2 2 (25.00%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (25.00%) vSphere
1 2 (25.00%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) OpenView
1 4 (50.00%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Cisco
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (50.00%) HP
2 4 (50.00%) Juniper
2 4 (50.00%) Nokia
2 4 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 4 (50.00%) Blue Coat
2 4 (50.00%) Riverbed
2 4 (50.00%) SolarWinds
2 4 (50.00%) F5
3 2 (25.00%) Fortinet
3 2 (25.00%) VMware
3 2 (25.00%) CA
3 2 (25.00%) Citrix