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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Public Switched Telecom Network (PSTN)
Rank 251 - 235
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing PSTN 5 0 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.067% - 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.46% - 0.95%
Number of salaries quoted 5 0 10
Average salary £20,000 - £27,750
UK excluding London average salary £34,500 £40,000 £38,750
% change year-on-year
-13.75% +3.22%
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
1091 1047 1051
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.69% 14.71% 14.25%
Number of salaries quoted 911 894 900
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 £21,075 £23,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £57,500 £60,000
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
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 22 August 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
(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 £20,000 -
Merseyside - 1 £19,000 -
PSTN
England

PSTN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 7 (77.78%) MS Office
2 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) TCP/IP
2 5 (55.56%) DNS
2 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 5 (55.56%) Service Delivery
2 5 (55.56%) Change Management
2 5 (55.56%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (44.44%) Management Information System
3 4 (44.44%) NEC
3 4 (44.44%) Telecoms
3 4 (44.44%) C
3 4 (44.44%) MS Excel
4 3 (33.33%) Windows XP
4 3 (33.33%) Ethernet
4 3 (33.33%) ADSL
4 3 (33.33%) ISDN
4 3 (33.33%) Windows 8
4 3 (33.33%) Windows Vista
5 2 (22.22%) Load Balancing
5 2 (22.22%) Polycom
5 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (22.22%) H.323
5 2 (22.22%) Lync
5 2 (22.22%) Unified Communications
5 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (22.22%) Firewall
5 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (22.22%) Siemens
5 2 (22.22%) MPLS

PSTN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 2 (22.22%) Lync
1 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (11.11%) Office Communications Server
2 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 7 (77.78%) MS Office
2 4 (44.44%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (55.56%) TCP/IP
1 5 (55.56%) DNS
2 3 (33.33%) Ethernet
2 3 (33.33%) ADSL
2 3 (33.33%) ISDN
3 2 (22.22%) H.323
3 2 (22.22%) Unified Communications
3 2 (22.22%) Firewall
3 2 (22.22%) MPLS
3 2 (22.22%) PBX
3 2 (22.22%) VPN
3 2 (22.22%) SMTP
3 2 (22.22%) DHCP
4 1 (11.11%) VoIP
General
1 4 (44.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Coordinator
1 4 (44.44%) Project Coordinator
2 3 (33.33%) Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Communications Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Communications Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Management Information System
2 2 (22.22%) Blackberry
3 1 (11.11%) PKI
3 1 (11.11%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) Windows XP
2 3 (33.33%) Windows 8
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Vista
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Service Delivery
1 5 (55.56%) Change Management
1 5 (55.56%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (22.22%) Load Balancing
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (22.22%) MCTS
1 2 (22.22%) MCITP
1 2 (22.22%) MCSE
2 1 (11.11%) MCSA
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) UAG
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 4 (44.44%) NEC
3 2 (22.22%) Polycom
3 2 (22.22%) Siemens
3 2 (22.22%) Mitel