The table below looks at the statistics for xDSL skills in IT jobs advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited xDSL 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
xDSL
Rank 140 133 124
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -9
Permanent jobs citing xDSL 2 4 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.079% 0.17% 0.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.27% 0.57% 1.13%
Number of salaries quoted 2 2 0
Average salary £26,500 £48,750 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-45.64% -
UK excluding London average salary £27,850 £41,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-32.89% +10.66%
xDSL
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

xDSL
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

xDSL Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

xDSL
Salary Trend in Reading

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

xDSL Salary Trend in Reading

xDSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs across the Reading region citing xDSL 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 xDSL.

1 14 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 14 (100.00%) PPP
1 14 (100.00%) MPLS
1 14 (100.00%) Firewall
2 13 (92.86%) Cisco
3 12 (85.71%) OSPF
3 12 (85.71%) BGP
4 11 (78.57%) DSL
4 11 (78.57%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (71.43%) L2TP
5 10 (71.43%) WAN
5 10 (71.43%) IPsec
6 8 (57.14%) VPN
7 7 (50.00%) CCNP
7 7 (50.00%) CCNA
7 7 (50.00%) UNIX
7 7 (50.00%) Change Management
8 6 (42.86%) Load Balancing
8 6 (42.86%) Network Management
8 6 (42.86%) SNMP
8 6 (42.86%) X.21
9 5 (35.71%) ITIL
10 3 (21.43%) Perl
10 3 (21.43%) Python
10 3 (21.43%) F5
10 3 (21.43%) Shell Script
11 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
11 2 (14.29%) Cisco IOS
11 2 (14.29%) JNCIA
11 2 (14.29%) Unified Communications

xDSL
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs across the Reading region citing xDSL 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 xDSL. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 14 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 14 (100.00%) PPP
1 14 (100.00%) MPLS
1 14 (100.00%) Firewall
2 12 (85.71%) OSPF
2 12 (85.71%) BGP
3 11 (78.57%) DSL
4 10 (71.43%) L2TP
4 10 (71.43%) WAN
4 10 (71.43%) IPsec
5 8 (57.14%) VPN
6 6 (42.86%) SNMP
6 6 (42.86%) X.21
7 2 (14.29%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (14.29%) Unified Communications
7 2 (14.29%) ATM
7 2 (14.29%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Forms
General
1 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (71.43%) NOC Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Network Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Network Support Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Network Support
3 2 (14.29%) Operations Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Network Operations Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Support
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Engineer
Operating Systems
1 7 (50.00%) UNIX
2 2 (14.29%) Linux
3 1 (7.14%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Change Management
2 6 (42.86%) Load Balancing
2 6 (42.86%) Network Management
3 5 (35.71%) ITIL
4 1 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Stress Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) Perl
1 3 (21.43%) Python
1 3 (21.43%) Shell Script
2 2 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (78.57%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (50.00%) CCNP
2 7 (50.00%) CCNA
3 2 (14.29%) JNCIA
3 2 (14.29%) CCIE
3 2 (14.29%) CCSP
3 2 (14.29%) CCIP
4 1 (7.14%) Degree
4 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 13 (92.86%) Cisco
2 3 (21.43%) F5
3 2 (14.29%) Oracle
3 2 (14.29%) Veritas
4 1 (7.14%) Juniper
4 1 (7.14%) HP
4 1 (7.14%) Sun