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

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Public Switched Telecom Network (PSTN)
Rank 139 133 129
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -4
Permanent jobs citing PSTN 3 4 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.12% 0.17% 0.050%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.41% 0.57% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 1
Average salary £52,500 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.52% -
UK excluding London average salary £34,500 £41,250 £42,000
% change year-on-year
-16.36% -1.78%
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
735 696 531
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 29.21% 30.16% 26.46%
Number of salaries quoted 416 507 406
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £65,000
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 22 September 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%) Office Communications Server
2 1 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise 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%) MPLS
2 2 (40.00%) Megaco
2 2 (40.00%) ISUP
2 2 (40.00%) H.323
2 2 (40.00%) Firewall
2 2 (40.00%) Wireless
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
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%) CMDB
2 1 (20.00%) PKI
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%) MCTS
1 1 (20.00%) MCITP
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (20.00%) MCSE
1 1 (20.00%) MCSA
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) UAG
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Siemens
2 2 (40.00%) Sybase
2 2 (40.00%) Polycom
2 2 (40.00%) Mitel