The table below looks at the statistics for DSL skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited DSL over the 3 months to 5 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
Rank 748 804 706
Rank change year-on-year
+56 -98
Permanent jobs citing DSL 156 116 175
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.097% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.78% 0.57% 0.81%
Number of salaries quoted 91 89 154
Average salary £41,000 £45,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.88% +28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,500 £22,000 £22,725
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £51,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%

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
19886 20421 21690
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.01% 17.03% 19.66%
Number of salaries quoted 15789 16239 17569
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%

DSL
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing DSL within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 5 May 2015 within the UK.

DSL Salary Histogram in the UK

DSL
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DSL within the UK over the 3 months to 5 May 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +94 155 £41,750 -7.22% 19
London +19 53 £42,500 -5.55% 9
South East +36 48 £50,000 +53.84% 3
Berkshire +4 27 £50,000 +53.84%
East of England - 26 £40,000 -
Reading +9 23 £51,250 +111.34%
City of London +36 13 £47,500 - 3
Buckinghamshire +14 13 £55,000 -12.00% 1
Milton Keynes +2 13 £55,000 -12.00% 1
Ipswich - 13 - -
Suffolk - 13 - -
Hertfordshire - 13 £40,000 -
North West -6 11 £50,000 +7.52% 7
South West - 10 £19,500 -
Bristol - 9 £19,500 -
Manchester +5 8 £50,000 +7.52% 5
Greenwich - 8 - -
Stevenage - 6 - -
Watford - 5 £42,500 -
Rochdale - 5 £70,000 - 2
Surrey +13 4 £30,500 +29.78% 1
West Midlands -12 4 £47,500 +31.94%
Hampshire +3 3 £16,000 -41.81%
North East -8 3 £50,000 +150.00%
Tyne and Wear -9 3 £50,000 +150.00%
Prudhoe - 3 £50,000 -
Solihull - 3 £47,500 -
Dorking -2 2 £30,000 +27.65%
Reigate - 2 £30,500 -
Newport - 2 £19,500 -

DSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing DSL 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 DSL.

1 144 (50.00%) Cisco
2 115 (39.93%) Cisco Certification
3 111 (38.54%) MPLS
4 105 (36.46%) Firewall
5 99 (34.38%) CCNP
6 97 (33.68%) LAN
7 94 (32.64%) Telecoms
8 93 (32.29%) WAN
9 79 (27.43%) Wireless
10 70 (24.31%) Juniper
11 64 (22.22%) Windows
12 61 (21.18%) SNMP
12 61 (21.18%) Wi-Fi
13 60 (20.83%) CheckPoint
14 57 (19.79%) Ethernet
15 53 (18.40%) BGP
16 52 (18.06%) TCP/IP
16 52 (18.06%) Windows Server 2008
17 51 (17.71%) Degree
17 51 (17.71%) MS Exchange
18 50 (17.36%) Security Cleared
19 49 (17.01%) Microsoft
20 48 (16.67%) DNS
21 46 (15.97%) OSPF
21 46 (15.97%) Line Management
22 45 (15.63%) DWDM
22 45 (15.63%) IPsec
23 41 (14.24%) SC Cleared
24 39 (13.54%) HP
24 39 (13.54%) PPP

DSL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing DSL 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 DSL. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 51 (17.71%) MS Exchange
2 27 (9.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 26 (9.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 23 (7.99%) Exchange Server 2013
5 22 (7.64%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (1.74%) Apache Spark
6 5 (1.74%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.04%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.69%) Lync
9 1 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.35%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.35%) MQSeries
Applications
1 36 (12.50%) MS Office
2 11 (3.82%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.35%) MS Project
3 1 (0.35%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.39%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.04%) Office 365
3 2 (0.69%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 111 (38.54%) MPLS
2 105 (36.46%) Firewall
3 97 (33.68%) LAN
4 93 (32.29%) WAN
5 79 (27.43%) Wireless
6 61 (21.18%) SNMP
6 61 (21.18%) Wi-Fi
7 57 (19.79%) Ethernet
8 53 (18.40%) BGP
9 52 (18.06%) TCP/IP
10 48 (16.67%) DNS
11 46 (15.97%) OSPF
12 45 (15.63%) DWDM
12 45 (15.63%) IPsec
13 39 (13.54%) PPP
14 37 (12.85%) VPN
15 35 (12.15%) Structured Cabling
15 35 (12.15%) Internet
15 35 (12.15%) Broadband
16 34 (11.81%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.74%) Big Data
1 5 (1.74%) Hadoop
1 5 (1.74%) MySQL
2 3 (1.04%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.35%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (4.17%) Maven
3 9 (3.13%) JIRA
3 9 (3.13%) Git (software)
4 7 (2.43%) Cucumber
4 7 (2.43%) Selenium
5 5 (1.74%) Gradle
5 5 (1.74%) Jenkins
5 5 (1.74%) RSpec
6 4 (1.39%) JUnit
6 4 (1.39%) Subversion
6 4 (1.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (1.39%) WebLOAD
6 4 (1.39%) SoapUI
6 4 (1.39%) NeoLoad
7 2 (0.69%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.35%) Capybara
8 1 (0.35%) Hudson
8 1 (0.35%) Eclipse
General
1 94 (32.64%) Telecoms
2 21 (7.29%) Finance
3 19 (6.60%) Billing
4 12 (4.17%) Banking
5 10 (3.47%) Retail
6 8 (2.78%) Advertising
7 7 (2.43%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.69%) Legal
9 1 (0.35%) Mandarin Language
9 1 (0.35%) French Language
9 1 (0.35%) German Language
9 1 (0.35%) Japanese Language
9 1 (0.35%) Korean Language
9 1 (0.35%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.35%) Thai Language
9 1 (0.35%) Marketing
9 1 (0.35%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 97 (33.68%) Network Engineer
2 40 (13.89%) Support Engineer
3 26 (9.03%) 2nd Line Support
3 26 (9.03%) Analyst
4 21 (7.29%) Document Manager
4 21 (7.29%) Senior Network Engineer
5 16 (5.56%) Delivery Manager
6 14 (4.86%) Network Support
7 12 (4.17%) Services Delivery Manager
7 12 (4.17%) Service Manager
8 11 (3.82%) Junior
8 11 (3.82%) Graduate
9 10 (3.47%) Technical Support
9 10 (3.47%) Applications Support
10 9 (3.13%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 8 (2.78%) Technical Engineer
11 8 (2.78%) Technical Support Engineer
11 8 (2.78%) Network Support Engineer
12 7 (2.43%) NOC Engineer
12 7 (2.43%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.08%) Middleware
2 5 (1.74%) Akka
2 5 (1.74%) Play Framework
2 5 (1.74%) Gherkin
2 5 (1.74%) JMS
3 4 (1.39%) .NET
3 4 (1.39%) XMPP
3 4 (1.39%) Velocity
4 2 (0.69%) Web Services
4 2 (0.69%) Java EE
4 2 (0.69%) FIX Protocol
4 2 (0.69%) GWT
4 2 (0.69%) QuickFIX
5 1 (0.35%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.35%) REST
5 1 (0.35%) RESTful
5 1 (0.35%) Django
5 1 (0.35%) Java SE
5 1 (0.35%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (0.35%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 36 (12.50%) Blackberry
1 36 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (6.60%) e-Health
3 17 (5.90%) PMI
4 7 (2.43%) Data Structures
4 7 (2.43%) Reference Data
5 6 (2.08%) Thin Client
5 6 (2.08%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.08%) Fat Client
5 6 (2.08%) iPhone
5 6 (2.08%) iPad
6 5 (1.74%) Mathematics
7 4 (1.39%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.39%) User Experience
8 3 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.04%) CMDB
8 3 (1.04%) Clustering
9 2 (0.69%) IPTV
10 1 (0.35%) FlexPod
10 1 (0.35%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 64 (22.22%) Windows
2 52 (18.06%) Windows Server 2008
3 34 (11.81%) Windows Server 2003
4 33 (11.46%) Windows 7
5 24 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (6.60%) UNIX
7 18 (6.25%) Windows 8
8 15 (5.21%) Linux
9 9 (3.13%) Windows XP
10 4 (1.39%) Solaris
11 1 (0.35%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (15.97%) Line Management
2 28 (9.72%) Service Delivery
3 27 (9.38%) ITIL
4 25 (8.68%) Validation
5 24 (8.33%) Service Management
6 22 (7.64%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (6.60%) Project Management
8 18 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
8 18 (6.25%) Load Balancing
8 18 (6.25%) Programme Management
9 17 (5.90%) Incident Management
10 16 (5.56%) Network Management
10 16 (5.56%) Migration
10 16 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
11 14 (4.86%) Capacity Management
12 12 (4.17%) Network Design
13 11 (3.82%) Network Monitoring
14 10 (3.47%) Configuration Management
14 10 (3.47%) Continuous Integration
14 10 (3.47%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (4.51%) Java
2 10 (3.47%) Scala
3 9 (3.13%) C
4 7 (2.43%) Groovy
5 5 (1.74%) C++
6 3 (1.04%) Ruby
6 3 (1.04%) SQL
7 2 (0.69%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.69%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.35%) Perl
8 1 (0.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 115 (39.93%) Cisco Certification
2 99 (34.38%) CCNP
3 51 (17.71%) Degree
4 50 (17.36%) Security Cleared
5 41 (14.24%) SC Cleared
6 36 (12.50%) CCSA
7 24 (8.33%) CCNA
8 23 (7.99%) JNCIS
9 19 (6.60%) CCIE
9 19 (6.60%) HP APS
10 18 (6.25%) CCSP
11 17 (5.90%) PMI Certification
12 15 (5.21%) CCDP
13 14 (4.86%) JNCIA
14 13 (4.51%) CCSE
15 12 (4.17%) CCIP
16 11 (3.82%) PMP
16 11 (3.82%) Microsoft Certification
17 6 (2.08%) MCSE
18 5 (1.74%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (11.46%) ISO 9001
2 26 (9.03%) ISO 9000
3 22 (7.64%) SLA
4 11 (3.82%) QA
5 9 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.69%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 32 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 16 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (3.82%) Hyper-V
4 7 (2.43%) VMware ESX
5 6 (2.08%) Xen
5 6 (2.08%) NLBS
6 5 (1.74%) XenApp
7 4 (1.39%) Terminal Services
7 4 (1.39%) vCloud
8 2 (0.69%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.35%) FreeRADIUS
9 1 (0.35%) vSphere
9 1 (0.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 35 (12.15%) Cisco Prime
1 35 (12.15%) OpenView
2 19 (6.60%) CA Spectrum
3 16 (5.56%) WSUS
4 14 (4.86%) CiscoWorks
5 6 (2.08%) Backup Exec
6 5 (1.74%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (1.74%) Puppet
6 5 (1.74%) Ansible
7 4 (1.39%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (1.39%) SCCM
8 3 (1.04%) Cacti
9 2 (0.69%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.35%) FortiGate
10 1 (0.35%) SCOM
10 1 (0.35%) Nagios
Vendors
1 144 (50.00%) Cisco
2 70 (24.31%) Juniper
3 60 (20.83%) CheckPoint
4 49 (17.01%) Microsoft
5 39 (13.54%) HP
6 32 (11.11%) VMware
7 21 (7.29%) Nokia
8 19 (6.60%) CA
8 19 (6.60%) Citrix
8 19 (6.60%) 3Com
9 18 (6.25%) Remedy
10 12 (4.17%) F5
11 9 (3.13%) Symantec
12 7 (2.43%) Sage
13 6 (2.08%) Acronis
14 5 (1.74%) Huawei
14 5 (1.74%) Alcatel-Lucent
15 4 (1.39%) Ericsson
15 4 (1.39%) SolarWinds
16 3 (1.04%) Riverbed
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Posted: 2 hours ago
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Posted: Yesterday
London
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
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Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
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Salary: From £22,000 to £28,000 per annum
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Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum depending on experience + benefits
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Salary: £27000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
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