The table below looks at the statistics for PSTN 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 PSTN over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Public Switched Telecom Network (PSTN)
Rank 245 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing PSTN 6 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.086% - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.54% - -
Number of salaries quoted 6 0 0
Average salary £32,500 - -
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,750 £42,000
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -7.73%
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 North West region.

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1119 935 1277
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 16.09% 14.34% 17.09%
Number of salaries quoted 904 785 1008
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

PSTN
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

PSTN Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

PSTN
Salary Trend in the North West

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

PSTN Salary Trend in the North West

PSTN
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing PSTN across the North West region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

PSTN Salary Histogram in the North West

PSTN
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 PSTN within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 February 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 - 4 £32,500 -
Merseyside - 2 £19,000 -
PSTN
England

PSTN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 7 (70.00%) DNS
2 6 (60.00%) TCP/IP
2 6 (60.00%) VPN
2 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (60.00%) ISDN
2 6 (60.00%) VoIP
2 6 (60.00%) Windows
3 5 (50.00%) Linux
3 5 (50.00%) WAN
3 5 (50.00%) Cisco
3 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (50.00%) SAN
4 4 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (40.00%) MPLS
4 4 (40.00%) BGP
4 4 (40.00%) VMware
4 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (40.00%) Retail
4 4 (40.00%) CCNP
4 4 (40.00%) CCNA
4 4 (40.00%) DHCP
4 4 (40.00%) Ethernet
4 4 (40.00%) WLAN
4 4 (40.00%) MS Visio
4 4 (40.00%) VB
4 4 (40.00%) VPLS
4 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (40.00%) PowerShell
4 4 (40.00%) Office 365

PSTN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (10.00%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (40.00%) MS Visio
2 3 (30.00%) MS Office
3 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (40.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (70.00%) DNS
2 6 (60.00%) ISDN
2 6 (60.00%) VoIP
2 6 (60.00%) TCP/IP
2 6 (60.00%) VPN
3 5 (50.00%) WAN
3 5 (50.00%) SAN
4 4 (40.00%) MPLS
4 4 (40.00%) BGP
4 4 (40.00%) DHCP
4 4 (40.00%) Ethernet
4 4 (40.00%) WLAN
4 4 (40.00%) VPLS
5 3 (30.00%) Firewall
6 2 (20.00%) WEP
6 2 (20.00%) WPA
6 2 (20.00%) ADSL
6 2 (20.00%) SMTP
7 1 (10.00%) Broadband
7 1 (10.00%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (10.00%) MySQL
General
1 4 (40.00%) Retail
2 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Desktop Support
2 2 (20.00%) Technical Support
2 2 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) IT Support Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Technical Support Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Technical Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Support Manager
2 2 (20.00%) IT Support
3 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery Coordinator
3 1 (10.00%) Coordinator
3 1 (10.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) UNIX Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) UNIX Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) Linux
3 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Vista
3 2 (20.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (10.00%) UNIX
4 1 (10.00%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (10.00%) Network Architecture
2 1 (10.00%) High Availability
2 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (10.00%) Project Management
2 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) VB
1 4 (40.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (10.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) CCNP
1 4 (40.00%) CCNA
1 4 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (20.00%) MCTS
2 2 (20.00%) MCP
2 2 (20.00%) MCSE
System Software
1 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (10.00%) Kamailio
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Nagios
1 1 (10.00%) Cacti
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Cisco
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) VMware
3 2 (20.00%) Apple
4 1 (10.00%) Dell