The table below looks at the statistics for DSL skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited DSL over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
UK
Rank 775 859 814
Rank change year-on-year
+84 -45
Permanent jobs citing DSL 66 80 152
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.080% 0.078% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.49% 0.46% 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 45 75 85
Median salary £40,000 £32,250 £30,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
+24.03% +6.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £22,350
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £53,250 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £29,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+37.93% -26.58%

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
13374 17501 19412
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.13% 17.15% 18.20%
Number of salaries quoted 10923 14537 15658
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%

DSL
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing DSL as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

DSL Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

DSL
Salary Trend

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

DSL Salary Trend in the UK

DSL
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing DSL over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 within the UK.

DSL Salary Histogram in the UK

DSL
Top 28 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DSL within the UK over the 3 months to 25 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +87 65 £40,000 +24.03% 9
London +92 36 £40,000 -17.94% 5
South East +47 24 £40,000 +37.93% 3
East Sussex - 14 £40,000 - 1
Brighton - 14 £40,000 - 1
City of London +51 7 £25,000 -9.09% 1
Hampshire +26 4 £46,500 +44.18%
West Sussex +11 3 £62,500 +78.57%
Feltham +2 3 £40,000 -30.43%
Gatwick - 3 £62,500 -
East of England +16 2 £61,250 +89.55%
South West - 2 £45,500 -
Wiltshire - 2 £45,500 -
Chippenham - 2 £45,500 -
Southampton - 2 £46,500 -
Berkshire +45 1 - - 1
Reading +38 1 - - 1
Yorkshire +30 1 £43,000 +72.00%
Surrey +20 1 £21,500 -25.86% 1
West Yorkshire +18 1 £43,000 +72.00%
Essex +15 1 £60,000 +86.04%
Basingstoke +8 1 £52,500 +41.89%
Farnham -14 1 £21,500 -23.21% 1
Kent - 1 - -
Maidstone - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 £62,500 -
Basildon - 1 £60,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £62,500 -

DSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, IT jobs citing DSL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for DSL.

1 96 (64.00%) Cisco
2 90 (60.00%) MPLS
3 87 (58.00%) Firewall
4 75 (50.00%) Ethernet
5 73 (48.67%) VPN
6 66 (44.00%) Cisco Certification
7 62 (41.33%) WAN
8 60 (40.00%) LAN
9 50 (33.33%) VoIP
9 50 (33.33%) Juniper
10 49 (32.67%) Windows
11 47 (31.33%) DHCP
11 47 (31.33%) DNS
12 38 (25.33%) CCNP
12 38 (25.33%) Windows Server
13 37 (24.67%) CCNA
13 37 (24.67%) ITIL
13 37 (24.67%) Wireless
14 36 (24.00%) Data Centre
15 35 (23.33%) BGP
16 34 (22.67%) OSPF
17 30 (20.00%) ISDN
17 30 (20.00%) HP
18 29 (19.33%) VLAN
19 28 (18.67%) Python
20 27 (18.00%) Active Directory
20 27 (18.00%) SAN
20 27 (18.00%) Cisco ASA
20 27 (18.00%) F5
21 26 (17.33%) Scala

DSL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 17 (11.33%) MS Exchange
2 13 (8.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 11 (7.33%) Skype for Business
4 7 (4.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (2.00%) IIS
7 2 (1.33%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 13 (8.67%) MS Office
2 12 (8.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.33%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.33%) Office 365
1 2 (1.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 1 (0.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 90 (60.00%) MPLS
2 87 (58.00%) Firewall
3 75 (50.00%) Ethernet
4 73 (48.67%) VPN
5 62 (41.33%) WAN
6 60 (40.00%) LAN
7 50 (33.33%) VoIP
8 47 (31.33%) DHCP
8 47 (31.33%) DNS
9 37 (24.67%) Wireless
10 35 (23.33%) BGP
11 34 (22.67%) OSPF
12 30 (20.00%) ISDN
13 29 (19.33%) VLAN
14 27 (18.00%) Cisco ASA
14 27 (18.00%) SAN
15 25 (16.67%) TCP/IP
16 22 (14.67%) Cisco Nexus
17 21 (14.00%) Wi-Fi
18 19 (12.67%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.33%) MongoDB
1 2 (1.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.67%) Big Data
General
1 14 (9.33%) Telecoms
2 7 (4.67%) Finance
2 7 (4.67%) Games
2 7 (4.67%) Military
3 1 (0.67%) Front Office
3 1 (0.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 56 (37.33%) Network Engineer
2 21 (14.00%) Programmer
3 20 (13.33%) Cisco Engineer
3 20 (13.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 17 (11.33%) Senior Network Engineer
5 13 (8.67%) Analyst
6 12 (8.00%) Support Engineer
7 11 (7.33%) Consultant
7 11 (7.33%) Juniper Engineer
7 11 (7.33%) NOC Technician
8 10 (6.67%) IT Engineer
8 10 (6.67%) IT Support
8 10 (6.67%) IT Support Engineer
9 9 (6.00%) Network Analyst
9 9 (6.00%) Technical Consultant
10 8 (5.33%) Senior Cisco Engineer
10 8 (5.33%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
11 7 (4.67%) Cisco VoIP Engineer
11 7 (4.67%) Senior VoIP Engineer
11 7 (4.67%) VoIP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.33%) HTML
2 7 (4.67%) 802.1X
2 7 (4.67%) Scalaz
Miscellaneous
1 36 (24.00%) Data Centre
2 26 (17.33%) Fintech
3 23 (15.33%) Driving Licence
4 12 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (6.67%) Management Information System
5 10 (6.67%) PKI
6 6 (4.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 4 (2.67%) iPhone
8 3 (2.00%) Clustering
8 3 (2.00%) Replication
9 2 (1.33%) Blackberry
9 2 (1.33%) CMDB
9 2 (1.33%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.33%) Contactless
9 2 (1.33%) iPad
9 2 (1.33%) User Experience
10 1 (0.67%) STB
Operating Systems
1 49 (32.67%) Windows
2 38 (25.33%) Windows Server
3 24 (16.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 18 (12.00%) Linux
5 16 (10.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (10.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (8.00%) Windows 10
6 12 (8.00%) Windows XP
7 4 (2.67%) Windows 7
7 4 (2.67%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.33%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (24.67%) ITIL
2 21 (14.00%) Service Delivery
3 14 (9.33%) Incident Management
3 14 (9.33%) Load Balancing
4 12 (8.00%) Change Control
4 12 (8.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 11 (7.33%) Line Management
5 11 (7.33%) Network Design
5 11 (7.33%) Statistical Analysis
6 10 (6.67%) Information Management
6 10 (6.67%) Operations Management
6 10 (6.67%) WAN Optimisation
7 9 (6.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 8 (5.33%) Network Monitoring
8 8 (5.33%) Problem Management
9 7 (4.67%) B2B
9 7 (4.67%) Service Management
10 4 (2.67%) Change Management
10 4 (2.67%) Data Security
10 4 (2.67%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 28 (18.67%) Python
2 26 (17.33%) F#
2 26 (17.33%) Haskell
2 26 (17.33%) ML
2 26 (17.33%) OCaml
2 26 (17.33%) Scala
3 13 (8.67%) Clojure
4 8 (5.33%) Java
5 5 (3.33%) PowerShell
6 3 (2.00%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.33%) Ruby
8 1 (0.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 66 (44.00%) Cisco Certification
2 38 (25.33%) CCNP
3 37 (24.67%) CCNA
4 12 (8.00%) Degree
5 11 (7.33%) PhD
5 11 (7.33%) SC Cleared
5 11 (7.33%) Security Cleared
6 9 (6.00%) CCDA
7 7 (4.67%) CCNP Voice
7 7 (4.67%) CCSA
8 6 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (2.67%) CCIE
9 4 (2.67%) MCSE
10 3 (2.00%) CCVP
10 3 (2.00%) JNCIA
10 3 (2.00%) MCITP
10 3 (2.00%) MCP
10 3 (2.00%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (2.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (1.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (16.00%) SLA
2 1 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 27 (18.00%) Active Directory
2 16 (10.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (6.67%) XenServer
4 3 (2.00%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.00%) Terminal Services
5 2 (1.33%) Docker
5 2 (1.33%) UAG
5 2 (1.33%) vSphere
6 1 (0.67%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 17 (11.33%) Cisco Prime
1 17 (11.33%) SolarWinds Orion
2 15 (10.00%) Backup Exec
3 10 (6.67%) XenMobile
4 4 (2.67%) Cisco CUCM
4 4 (2.67%) SCCM
5 2 (1.33%) Ansible
5 2 (1.33%) HP SIM
5 2 (1.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (1.33%) SCOM
6 1 (0.67%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.67%) WMI
Vendors
1 96 (64.00%) Cisco
2 50 (33.33%) Juniper
3 30 (20.00%) HP
4 27 (18.00%) F5
5 25 (16.67%) Palo Alto
6 20 (13.33%) Microsoft
7 18 (12.00%) VMware
8 17 (11.33%) SolarWinds
9 15 (10.00%) CheckPoint
10 14 (9.33%) Barracuda Networks
10 14 (9.33%) Meraki
11 13 (8.67%) Veeam
12 11 (7.33%) Citrix
12 11 (7.33%) Draytek
13 10 (6.67%) EMC
13 10 (6.67%) IronPort
13 10 (6.67%) Polycom
14 8 (5.33%) NETGEAR
14 8 (5.33%) Ubiquiti
15 5 (3.33%) SonicWALL
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