The table below looks at the statistics for DASS2 skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited DASS2 over the 3 months to 1 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Digital Access Signaling System 2 (DASS2)
Rank 901 876 887
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +11
Permanent jobs citing DASS2 1 1 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.001% 0.001% 0.006%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.005% 0.005% 0.032%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 5
Average salary £27,500 - £28,000
UK excluding London average salary £27,500 - £28,000

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
20774 18949 21640
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.90% 17.59% 18.48%
Number of salaries quoted 16468 15309 17691
Average salary £44,500 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.13% +3.52%
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

DASS2
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing DASS2 within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

DASS2 Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

DASS2
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing DASS2 within the UK.

DASS2 Salary Trend in the UK

DASS2
Top 4 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DASS2 within the UK over the 3 months to 1 September 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 -25 1 £27,500 -
Chippenham - 1 £27,500 -
Wiltshire - 1 £27,500 -
South West - 1 £27,500 -

DASS2
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing DASS2 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 DASS2.

1 3 (100.00%) Nortel
1 3 (100.00%) DPNSS
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) DHCP
2 2 (66.67%) RIP
2 2 (66.67%) H.323
2 2 (66.67%) IVR
2 2 (66.67%) SMLT
2 2 (66.67%) Network Management
2 2 (66.67%) HSRP
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Avaya
2 2 (66.67%) Juniper
2 2 (66.67%) Nokia
2 2 (66.67%) CheckPoint
2 2 (66.67%) MPLS
2 2 (66.67%) OSPF
2 2 (66.67%) BGP
2 2 (66.67%) VPN
2 2 (66.67%) DNS
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) CCNA
2 2 (66.67%) Time Management
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) CSS
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) Windows XP

DASS2
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing DASS2 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 DASS2. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) DPNSS
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) H.323
2 2 (66.67%) SMLT
2 2 (66.67%) HSRP
2 2 (66.67%) DHCP
2 2 (66.67%) RIP
2 2 (66.67%) VPN
2 2 (66.67%) DNS
2 2 (66.67%) MPLS
2 2 (66.67%) OSPF
2 2 (66.67%) BGP
3 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (33.33%) PBX
3 1 (33.33%) VoIP
3 1 (33.33%) TETRA
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Network Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Data Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Voice Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Data Network Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Systems Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Systems Support
2 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Time Management
1 2 (66.67%) Network Management
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) CCNA
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Nortel
2 2 (66.67%) Avaya
2 2 (66.67%) Juniper
2 2 (66.67%) Nokia
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) CheckPoint
3 1 (33.33%) Siemens