The table below looks at the statistics for PSTN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited PSTN over the 3 months to 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Public Switched Telecom Network (PSTN)
Rank 136 125 131
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +6
Permanent jobs citing PSTN 4 14 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.16% 0.60% 0.047%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.53% 2.00% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 2 14 1
Average salary £65,000 £37,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+73.33% -11.76%
UK excluding London average salary £29,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-27.50% +6.66%
PSTN
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
761 700 572
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 30.91% 30.02% 26.79%
Number of salaries quoted 423 520 422
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +1.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

PSTN
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

PSTN Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

PSTN
Salary Trend in Reading

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

PSTN Salary Trend in Reading

PSTN
Salary Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing PSTN across the Reading region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

PSTN Salary Histogram in Reading

PSTN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the Reading 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 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) 3GPP
2 3 (60.00%) UMTS
2 3 (60.00%) WCDMA
2 3 (60.00%) ATM
2 3 (60.00%) CDMA
2 3 (60.00%) GPRS
2 3 (60.00%) GSM
2 3 (60.00%) ISDN
3 2 (40.00%) PBX
3 2 (40.00%) Siemens
3 2 (40.00%) MPLS
3 2 (40.00%) Blackberry
3 2 (40.00%) Megaco
3 2 (40.00%) ISUP
3 2 (40.00%) H.323
3 2 (40.00%) Firewall
3 2 (40.00%) Wireless
3 2 (40.00%) SMTP
3 2 (40.00%) DHCP
3 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (40.00%) VPN
3 2 (40.00%) DNS
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 2000
3 2 (40.00%) Sybase
3 2 (40.00%) Windows NT
3 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (40.00%) Polycom
3 2 (40.00%) Mitel

PSTN
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the Reading 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 (40.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (40.00%) Lync
1 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (20.00%) Office Communications Server
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) 3GPP
1 3 (60.00%) UMTS
1 3 (60.00%) WCDMA
1 3 (60.00%) ATM
1 3 (60.00%) CDMA
1 3 (60.00%) GPRS
1 3 (60.00%) GSM
1 3 (60.00%) ISDN
2 2 (40.00%) PBX
2 2 (40.00%) Unified Communications
2 2 (40.00%) SMTP
2 2 (40.00%) DHCP
2 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (40.00%) VPN
2 2 (40.00%) DNS
2 2 (40.00%) MPLS
2 2 (40.00%) Megaco
2 2 (40.00%) ISUP
2 2 (40.00%) H.323
2 2 (40.00%) Firewall
General
1 2 (40.00%) Marketing
2 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Network Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Core Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Communications Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (20.00%) PKI
2 1 (20.00%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 2000
2 2 (40.00%) Windows NT
2 2 (40.00%) UNIX
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL V3
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (20.00%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) R
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) MCSE
1 1 (20.00%) MCSA
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (20.00%) MCTS
1 1 (20.00%) MCITP
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) UAG
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Siemens
2 2 (40.00%) Mitel
2 2 (40.00%) Polycom
2 2 (40.00%) Sybase