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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
Rank 818 798 751
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -47
Permanent jobs citing DSL 82 112 141
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.074% 0.097% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.44% 0.54% 0.75%
Number of salaries quoted 68 84 130
Average salary £33,000 £28,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.78% -18.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,850 £19,900 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,750 £48,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £33,000 £28,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+17.85% -16.41%

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
18448 20813 18849
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.66% 18.12% 17.74%
Number of salaries quoted 15302 16464 15218
Average salary £45,000 £44,500 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.12% +1.13%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 -14 80 £33,000 +13.79% 5
London -18 33 £35,000 - 1
South East +2 19 £41,250 +47.32% 2
Berkshire +16 11 £35,000 +32.07% 2
City of London +9 11 £52,500 +138.63%
East of England +14 10 £30,750 -23.12%
South West +2 9 £32,500 -
Suffolk - 7 £27,500 -
Bristol - 7 £27,500 -
Ipswich - 7 £27,500 -
North West +12 5 £44,000 -8.33%
Reading -3 5 - - 2
Surrey -6 4 £50,000 +163.15%
Manchester +5 3 £58,000 +20.83%
Yorkshire +4 3 £37,500 -
Hertfordshire 0 3 £31,500 +65.78%
Watford -10 3 £31,500 +65.78%
Bracknell - 3 £35,000 -
Rochdale -2 2 £58,000 +20.83%
Milton Keynes - 2 - -
Lancashire - 2 £28,750 -
North Yorkshire - 2 £31,750 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -
Feltham - 2 £37,500 -
Harrogate - 2 £31,750 -
Chippenham - 2 £32,500 -
Blackpool - 2 £28,750 -
Wiltshire - 2 £32,500 -
Birmingham +2 1 - -
West Midlands -21 1 - - 1

DSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 93 (47.69%) Cisco
2 78 (40.00%) Firewall
3 72 (36.92%) Cisco Certification
4 63 (32.31%) MPLS
5 57 (29.23%) Telecoms
6 53 (27.18%) Wireless
7 51 (26.15%) LAN
8 49 (25.13%) Windows
9 47 (24.10%) TCP/IP
10 46 (23.59%) CCNP
11 45 (23.08%) Microsoft
11 45 (23.08%) Juniper
12 41 (21.03%) Internet
13 37 (18.97%) DNS
13 37 (18.97%) WAN
14 34 (17.44%) Windows Server 2008
15 33 (16.92%) Active Directory
16 32 (16.41%) CCNA
16 32 (16.41%) OSPF
16 32 (16.41%) BGP
16 32 (16.41%) MS Exchange
16 32 (16.41%) Ethernet
17 31 (15.90%) MS Office
17 31 (15.90%) Wi-Fi
18 30 (15.38%) CheckPoint
19 29 (14.87%) Degree
20 27 (13.85%) VoIP
20 27 (13.85%) VMware
21 26 (13.33%) IPsec
21 26 (13.33%) ITIL

DSL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 32 (16.41%) MS Exchange
2 13 (6.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 12 (6.15%) SharePoint
4 9 (4.62%) Exchange Server 2007
4 9 (4.62%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (4.10%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (3.08%) IIS
7 5 (2.56%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.51%) Lync
8 1 (0.51%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.51%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.51%) WebSphere
Applications
1 31 (15.90%) MS Office
2 14 (7.18%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.51%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.51%) Retail-J
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.10%) Office 365
2 6 (3.08%) IaaS
3 4 (2.05%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.03%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.03%) Amazon S3
5 2 (1.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.51%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 78 (40.00%) Firewall
2 63 (32.31%) MPLS
3 53 (27.18%) Wireless
4 51 (26.15%) LAN
5 47 (24.10%) TCP/IP
6 41 (21.03%) Internet
7 37 (18.97%) DNS
7 37 (18.97%) WAN
8 32 (16.41%) Ethernet
8 32 (16.41%) OSPF
8 32 (16.41%) BGP
9 31 (15.90%) Wi-Fi
10 27 (13.85%) VoIP
11 26 (13.33%) IPsec
12 24 (12.31%) SNMP
13 23 (11.79%) VPN
14 18 (9.23%) Broadband
14 18 (9.23%) L2TP
15 17 (8.72%) DWDM
16 16 (8.21%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.15%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.56%) Hadoop
2 5 (2.56%) Big Data
3 2 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.03%) MySQL
4 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (5.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (2.56%) Maven
2 5 (2.56%) JIRA
2 5 (2.56%) Git (software)
2 5 (2.56%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.03%) Gradle
3 2 (1.03%) RSpec
4 1 (0.51%) WebDriver
4 1 (0.51%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.51%) Hudson
4 1 (0.51%) MSI
4 1 (0.51%) Selenium
General
1 57 (29.23%) Telecoms
2 22 (11.28%) Banking
3 17 (8.72%) Investment Banking
4 12 (6.15%) Finance
5 11 (5.64%) Billing
6 9 (4.62%) Retail
7 4 (2.05%) Legal
8 2 (1.03%) Electronics
8 2 (1.03%) Games
8 2 (1.03%) Marketing
9 1 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.51%) Back Office
9 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 57 (29.23%) Network Engineer
2 36 (18.46%) Support Engineer
3 30 (15.38%) Analyst
4 16 (8.21%) Business Analyst
5 15 (7.69%) Network Support
6 14 (7.18%) Junior
7 13 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
8 12 (6.15%) Applications Support
9 10 (5.13%) Senior Network Engineer
10 9 (4.62%) Network Support Engineer
11 8 (4.10%) 3rd Line Support
11 8 (4.10%) Report Analyst
11 8 (4.10%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 7 (3.59%) Implementation Engineer
12 7 (3.59%) Network Implementation Engineer
12 7 (3.59%) Data Analyst
12 7 (3.59%) Graduate
12 7 (3.59%) Support Analyst
12 7 (3.59%) Junior Network Engineer
13 6 (3.08%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.56%) Akka
1 5 (2.56%) Play Framework
2 3 (1.54%) 802.1X
2 3 (1.54%) Web Services
3 2 (1.03%) Middleware
3 2 (1.03%) FIX Protocol
3 2 (1.03%) Django
3 2 (1.03%) GWT
3 2 (1.03%) QuickFIX
3 2 (1.03%) Gherkin
4 1 (0.51%) REST
4 1 (0.51%) .NET
4 1 (0.51%) SOAP
4 1 (0.51%) XML Messaging
4 1 (0.51%) Spring
4 1 (0.51%) Java SE
4 1 (0.51%) XML
4 1 (0.51%) Swing
4 1 (0.51%) JMS
4 1 (0.51%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 24 (12.31%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (9.74%) e-Health
3 17 (8.72%) Data Centre
4 16 (8.21%) Data Structures
4 16 (8.21%) Reference Data
5 15 (7.69%) Blackberry
6 11 (5.64%) PMI
7 10 (5.13%) Management Information System
8 7 (3.59%) Clustering
9 5 (2.56%) EPoS
10 4 (2.05%) PKI
10 4 (2.05%) Mathematics
11 3 (1.54%) Computer Science
11 3 (1.54%) CMDB
11 3 (1.54%) FlexPod
12 2 (1.03%) Mobile App
12 2 (1.03%) Algorithms
12 2 (1.03%) Video Conferencing
12 2 (1.03%) IPTV
13 1 (0.51%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 49 (25.13%) Windows
2 34 (17.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (11.79%) Linux
3 23 (11.79%) Windows Server 2003
4 20 (10.26%) UNIX
5 19 (9.74%) Windows 7
6 14 (7.18%) Windows 8
6 14 (7.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (2.56%) Windows XP
8 4 (2.05%) Windows Vista
9 2 (1.03%) Solaris
10 1 (0.51%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (13.33%) ITIL
2 24 (12.31%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (9.23%) Migration
4 16 (8.21%) Data Modelling
4 16 (8.21%) Business Analysis
4 16 (8.21%) Waterfall
5 15 (7.69%) Network Management
5 15 (7.69%) Load Balancing
5 15 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
5 15 (7.69%) Line Management
6 14 (7.18%) Service Delivery
7 13 (6.67%) Project Management
7 13 (6.67%) Programme Management
8 12 (6.15%) Data Governance
9 10 (5.13%) Configuration Management
10 9 (4.62%) Service Management
10 9 (4.62%) Network Design
10 9 (4.62%) Continuous Improvement
10 9 (4.62%) Problem Management
10 9 (4.62%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 7 (3.59%) Scala
2 5 (2.56%) Java
3 4 (2.05%) Groovy
4 2 (1.03%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.03%) SQL
4 2 (1.03%) Python
5 1 (0.51%) Ruby
5 1 (0.51%) C
5 1 (0.51%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 72 (36.92%) Cisco Certification
2 46 (23.59%) CCNP
3 32 (16.41%) CCNA
4 29 (14.87%) Degree
5 21 (10.77%) Security Cleared
6 17 (8.72%) CCSA
7 14 (7.18%) JNCIA
8 11 (5.64%) PMI Certification
9 10 (5.13%) JNCIS
10 9 (4.62%) CCSP
11 8 (4.10%) CCDP
11 8 (4.10%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (3.59%) SC Cleared
13 6 (3.08%) PMP
13 6 (3.08%) CCIP
14 5 (2.56%) CCIE
14 5 (2.56%) MCP
15 4 (2.05%) HP APS
16 3 (1.54%) MCITP
16 3 (1.54%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.67%) SLA
2 8 (4.10%) ISO 9001
3 5 (2.56%) ISO 9000
4 3 (1.54%) QA
5 1 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 33 (16.92%) Active Directory
2 15 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (5.13%) Hyper-V
4 6 (3.08%) VMware ESX
5 5 (2.56%) vSphere
6 4 (2.05%) vCloud
6 4 (2.05%) Terminal Services
6 4 (2.05%) XenApp
7 3 (1.54%) XenDesktop
8 2 (1.03%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.51%) Snort
9 1 (0.51%) Squid
9 1 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 19 (9.74%) CA Spectrum
2 15 (7.69%) Cisco Prime
3 14 (7.18%) WSUS
4 7 (3.59%) OpenView
5 6 (3.08%) CiscoWorks
6 4 (2.05%) SCCM
7 3 (1.54%) SCOM
7 3 (1.54%) SolarWinds Orion
8 2 (1.03%) Puppet
8 2 (1.03%) FortiGate
8 2 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (1.03%) Ansible
9 1 (0.51%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.51%) Cacti
Vendors
1 93 (47.69%) Cisco
2 45 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 45 (23.08%) Juniper
3 30 (15.38%) CheckPoint
4 27 (13.85%) VMware
5 19 (9.74%) CA
6 15 (7.69%) Citrix
7 13 (6.67%) F5
8 11 (5.64%) Fortinet
9 9 (4.62%) HP
10 7 (3.59%) Nokia
11 6 (3.08%) Brocade
11 6 (3.08%) Riverbed
12 5 (2.56%) SolarWinds
12 5 (2.56%) Alcatel-Lucent
13 4 (2.05%) IBM
13 4 (2.05%) Websense
13 4 (2.05%) 3Com
14 3 (1.54%) Remedy
14 3 (1.54%) Barracuda Networks
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