The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Public Switched Telecom Network (PSTN)
Rank 253 252 239
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -13
Permanent jobs citing PSTN 2 4 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.028% 0.054% 0.014%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.19% 0.30% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 2 4 1
Average salary £19,000 £62,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-69.60% +108.33%
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +14.28%
Communications & Networking Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1058 1346 992
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.75% 18.27% 13.93%
Number of salaries quoted 813 1064 877
Average salary £40,000 £36,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +7.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
PSTN
England

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
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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Merseyside - 2 £19,000 -
PSTN
England

PSTN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 12 (80.00%) LAN
1 12 (80.00%) PBX
1 12 (80.00%) VoIP
1 12 (80.00%) WAN
1 12 (80.00%) Cisco
1 12 (80.00%) Nortel
1 12 (80.00%) CTI
1 12 (80.00%) DPNSS
1 12 (80.00%) Q.931
1 12 (80.00%) QSIG
1 12 (80.00%) H.323
1 12 (80.00%) Telecoms
1 12 (80.00%) Finance
1 12 (80.00%) CMS
1 12 (80.00%) Cisco ICM
1 12 (80.00%) Avaya
1 12 (80.00%) Verint
2 3 (20.00%) Windows 8
2 3 (20.00%) DNS
2 3 (20.00%) Windows Vista
2 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (20.00%) MS Office
2 3 (20.00%) Ethernet
2 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (20.00%) Windows
2 3 (20.00%) Windows XP
2 3 (20.00%) ADSL
2 3 (20.00%) ISDN
3 1 (6.67%) Firewall
3 1 (6.67%) WEP

PSTN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 12 (80.00%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 12 (80.00%) LAN
1 12 (80.00%) PBX
1 12 (80.00%) VoIP
1 12 (80.00%) WAN
1 12 (80.00%) CTI
1 12 (80.00%) DPNSS
1 12 (80.00%) Q.931
1 12 (80.00%) QSIG
1 12 (80.00%) H.323
1 12 (80.00%) Cisco ICM
2 3 (20.00%) DNS
2 3 (20.00%) ADSL
2 3 (20.00%) ISDN
2 3 (20.00%) Ethernet
2 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (6.67%) VPN
3 1 (6.67%) SMTP
3 1 (6.67%) Firewall
3 1 (6.67%) WEP
3 1 (6.67%) WPA
General
1 12 (80.00%) Telecoms
1 12 (80.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (80.00%) Telecoms Engineer
1 12 (80.00%) Voice Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Support Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) IT Support
3 1 (6.67%) Avaya Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) COM
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Windows
1 3 (20.00%) Windows XP
1 3 (20.00%) Windows Vista
1 3 (20.00%) Windows 8
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) MCP
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 12 (80.00%) Cisco
1 12 (80.00%) Nortel
1 12 (80.00%) Avaya
1 12 (80.00%) Verint
2 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.67%) Apple