The table below looks at the statistics for ADSL skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ADSL 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
Assymetrical Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL)
Rank 714 728 739
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +11
Permanent jobs citing ADSL 189 137 144
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.13% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.92% 0.71% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 144 124 131
Average salary £26,500 £27,750 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.50% -13.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,000 £18,500 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £41,050 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £27,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -15.38%

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

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
20561 19283 21737
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.82% 17.67% 18.27%
Number of salaries quoted 16341 15568 17860
Average salary £44,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.22% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

ADSL
Jobs Demand Trend

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

ADSL Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

ADSL
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ADSL within the UK.

ADSL Salary Trend in the UK

ADSL
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ADSL over the 3 months to 20 August 2014 within the UK.

ADSL Salary Histogram in the UK

ADSL
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ADSL within the UK over the 3 months to 20 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
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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
England +36 180 £26,500 -5.35% 8
South East +13 71 £26,000 -13.33% 4
London +5 58 £33,750 +20.53% 2
Surrey +11 26 £23,000 -23.33% 2
Berkshire -7 18 £36,000 +89.47%
Reading -2 14 £37,500 +97.36%
South West - 14 £25,000 -
City of London +8 13 £47,500 +72.72%
North West -12 12 £20,500 +10.81% 1
Dorking - 12 - -
Buckinghamshire +8 11 £37,500 +25.00%
Yorkshire -31 11 £40,000 -15.78%
Reigate - 9 £23,500 - 2
West Midlands +8 8 £18,000 -42.85%
Hampshire -4 7 £26,000 +40.54%
High Wycombe - 7 £37,500 -
Basingstoke - 6 £26,250 -
West Yorkshire - 6 - -
Worcestershire - 5 £17,000 -
East Midlands - 5 £17,500 -
Lincolnshire - 5 £17,500 -
Gloucestershire - 5 £35,000 -
Cornwall - 5 £25,000 -
Bromsgrove - 5 £17,000 -
Cirencester - 5 £35,000 -
Lincoln - 5 £17,500 -
Redruth - 4 £25,000 -
Milton Keynes - 4 - -
Chester - 4 £18,500 -
Bromley - 4 £23,500 -

ADSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing ADSL 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 ADSL.

1 184 (49.33%) Windows
2 178 (47.72%) Cisco
3 155 (41.55%) Microsoft
4 140 (37.53%) WAN
5 133 (35.66%) Firewall
6 126 (33.78%) Cisco Certification
7 121 (32.44%) VPN
8 108 (28.95%) TCP/IP
8 108 (28.95%) MS Excel
9 104 (27.88%) CCNA
10 102 (27.35%) Ethernet
10 102 (27.35%) MS Exchange
11 101 (27.08%) LAN
12 100 (26.81%) Telecoms
13 97 (26.01%) Active Directory
14 91 (24.40%) MS Office
15 85 (22.79%) MPLS
16 78 (20.91%) Microsoft Certification
17 74 (19.84%) ITIL
18 70 (18.77%) Windows 7
19 69 (18.50%) Internet
20 68 (18.23%) Broadband
20 68 (18.23%) DNS
21 62 (16.62%) VMware
22 61 (16.35%) Linux
23 58 (15.55%) BGP
23 58 (15.55%) Windows Server 2008
24 55 (14.75%) Windows XP
25 54 (14.48%) Blackberry
26 53 (14.21%) Wireless

ADSL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing ADSL 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 ADSL. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 102 (27.35%) MS Exchange
2 39 (10.46%) Exchange Server 2010
3 24 (6.43%) Exchange Server 2007
4 21 (5.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 18 (4.83%) Exchange Server 2003
6 11 (2.95%) Exchange Server 2013
7 9 (2.41%) IIS
8 8 (2.14%) Apache
8 8 (2.14%) WorkSite
9 7 (1.88%) SharePoint
9 7 (1.88%) Lync
10 6 (1.61%) Moodle
11 3 (0.80%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.54%) Tomcat
Applications
1 108 (28.95%) MS Excel
2 91 (24.40%) MS Office
3 23 (6.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.07%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.54%) Front Arena
2 2 (0.54%) Eikon
3 1 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.49%) Office 365
2 6 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 140 (37.53%) WAN
2 133 (35.66%) Firewall
3 121 (32.44%) VPN
4 108 (28.95%) TCP/IP
5 102 (27.35%) Ethernet
6 101 (27.08%) LAN
7 85 (22.79%) MPLS
8 69 (18.50%) Internet
9 68 (18.23%) DNS
9 68 (18.23%) Broadband
10 58 (15.55%) BGP
11 53 (14.21%) Wireless
12 47 (12.60%) VoIP
13 46 (12.33%) DHCP
14 38 (10.19%) SNMP
14 38 (10.19%) OSPF
15 28 (7.51%) ISDN
15 28 (7.51%) Wi-Fi
16 27 (7.24%) Network Security
17 26 (6.97%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (5.36%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.34%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (1.07%) Crystal Reports
3 4 (1.07%) Data Mining
4 3 (0.80%) MySQL
5 2 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 5 (1.34%) Bugzilla
1 5 (1.34%) Git (software)
General
1 100 (26.81%) Telecoms
2 21 (5.63%) Finance
3 15 (4.02%) Retail
4 10 (2.68%) Billing
5 7 (1.88%) Marketing
6 6 (1.61%) Spanish Language
7 3 (0.80%) Banking
7 3 (0.80%) Law
7 3 (0.80%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.54%) Back Office
8 2 (0.54%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.54%) Local Government
9 1 (0.27%) Electronics
9 1 (0.27%) Advertising
9 1 (0.27%) Publishing
9 1 (0.27%) Legal
Job Titles
1 88 (23.59%) Network Engineer
2 87 (23.32%) Analyst
3 72 (19.30%) Support Engineer
4 57 (15.28%) 2nd Line Support
5 43 (11.53%) Service Analyst
6 42 (11.26%) Support Analyst
7 41 (10.99%) Service Desk Analyst
8 27 (7.24%) IT Support
9 25 (6.70%) Network Support
10 23 (6.17%) Network Support Engineer
11 22 (5.90%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 19 (5.09%) Development Engineer
12 19 (5.09%) Desktop Support
13 17 (4.56%) Technical Support
13 17 (4.56%) Operations Engineer
13 17 (4.56%) Network Operations Engineer
14 15 (4.02%) Senior Network Engineer
15 14 (3.75%) Technical Engineer
15 14 (3.75%) Field Engineer
16 13 (3.49%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.95%) HTML
2 9 (2.41%) CSS
3 6 (1.61%) XML
3 6 (1.61%) .NET
4 5 (1.34%) COM
4 5 (1.34%) Ajax
5 1 (0.27%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 54 (14.48%) Blackberry
2 22 (5.90%) MPEG
2 22 (5.90%) Embedded Systems
3 15 (4.02%) EPoS
4 12 (3.22%) Management Information System
4 12 (3.22%) Mathematics
4 12 (3.22%) Computer Science
5 11 (2.95%) iPhone
6 8 (2.14%) Fat Client
6 8 (2.14%) Thin Client
7 7 (1.88%) Firmware
8 6 (1.61%) Video Conferencing
8 6 (1.61%) Replication
9 4 (1.07%) EMV
9 4 (1.07%) EFT
10 2 (0.54%) AS400
10 2 (0.54%) Equities
10 2 (0.54%) EqualLogic
10 2 (0.54%) Smartphone
11 1 (0.27%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 184 (49.33%) Windows
2 70 (18.77%) Windows 7
3 61 (16.35%) Linux
4 58 (15.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 55 (14.75%) Windows XP
6 52 (13.94%) Windows Server 2003
7 40 (10.72%) Windows Server 2012
8 35 (9.38%) Windows 8
9 23 (6.17%) Windows Vista
10 14 (3.75%) Android
11 5 (1.34%) Mac OS X
11 5 (1.34%) SUSE
11 5 (1.34%) Debian
12 4 (1.07%) Apple iOS
12 4 (1.07%) UNIX
13 3 (0.80%) Windows Phone
13 3 (0.80%) Windows 2000
13 3 (0.80%) Windows NT
14 2 (0.54%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (0.54%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (19.84%) ITIL
2 41 (10.99%) Service Delivery
3 35 (9.38%) Network Monitoring
4 22 (5.90%) Project Management
4 22 (5.90%) CRM
5 21 (5.63%) DRM
6 17 (4.56%) Service Management
7 16 (4.29%) Incident Management
8 14 (3.75%) Kalman Filter
9 11 (2.95%) Validation
10 10 (2.68%) Migration
11 9 (2.41%) Disaster Recovery
12 8 (2.14%) Change Management
13 7 (1.88%) PRINCE2
13 7 (1.88%) Information Security
13 7 (1.88%) Content Management
13 7 (1.88%) ITIL V3
14 6 (1.61%) Continuous Improvement
14 6 (1.61%) Information Retrieval
14 6 (1.61%) Fault Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (12.06%) C
2 27 (7.24%) C++
3 24 (6.43%) SQL
4 14 (3.75%) PHP
5 9 (2.41%) Java
6 7 (1.88%) Perl
7 5 (1.34%) Python
7 5 (1.34%) Shell Script
8 4 (1.07%) PowerShell
8 4 (1.07%) VB
9 2 (0.54%) VBScript
9 2 (0.54%) C#
9 2 (0.54%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.54%) AWK
Qualifications
1 126 (33.78%) Cisco Certification
2 104 (27.88%) CCNA
3 78 (20.91%) Microsoft Certification
4 36 (9.65%) Degree
5 32 (8.58%) CCNP
6 31 (8.31%) MCSA
7 29 (7.77%) MCP
8 28 (7.51%) MCITP
9 27 (7.24%) MCSE
10 20 (5.36%) A+ Certification
11 18 (4.83%) Network+ Certification
12 8 (2.14%) CCIP
12 8 (2.14%) HND
13 7 (1.88%) MOS
13 7 (1.88%) MCTS
14 6 (1.61%) Security Cleared
15 5 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
16 4 (1.07%) SC Cleared
17 3 (0.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 3 (0.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (11.80%) SLA
2 5 (1.34%) QA
System Software
1 97 (26.01%) Active Directory
2 44 (11.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (8.31%) Terminal Services
4 28 (7.51%) VMware ESXi
5 25 (6.70%) Hyper-V
6 12 (3.22%) XenApp
7 6 (1.61%) vSphere
8 5 (1.34%) UAG
8 5 (1.34%) Samba
8 5 (1.34%) VMware ESX
9 4 (1.07%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.80%) Xen
11 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.54%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.54%) Terminal Server
11 2 (0.54%) DFS Replication
11 2 (0.54%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 20 (5.36%) Backup Exec
2 16 (4.29%) SCCM
3 15 (4.02%) WSUS
4 8 (2.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 5 (1.34%) FortiGate
6 3 (0.80%) OpenView
7 2 (0.54%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.27%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.27%) Sysprep
8 1 (0.27%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 178 (47.72%) Cisco
2 155 (41.55%) Microsoft
3 62 (16.62%) VMware
4 39 (10.46%) Juniper
5 36 (9.65%) Citrix
6 28 (7.51%) HP
7 22 (5.90%) Symantec
8 21 (5.63%) BT
9 20 (5.36%) Broadcom
10 19 (5.09%) CheckPoint
11 18 (4.83%) SolarWinds
12 15 (4.02%) Apple
12 15 (4.02%) Sophos
12 15 (4.02%) Dell
12 15 (4.02%) Avaya
13 13 (3.49%) Remedy
14 12 (3.22%) BMC
15 11 (2.95%) WatchGuard
16 9 (2.41%) Retalix
16 9 (2.41%) F5
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