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 7 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
Rank 795 924 829
Rank change year-on-year
+129 -95
Permanent jobs citing DSL 81 61 146
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.090% 0.057% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.52% 0.34% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 80 44 78
Median salary £40,000 £32,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -12.32%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,500 £54,500 £50,750
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £30,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+31.14% -6.15%

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
15506 17745 20329
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.21% 16.54% 17.97%
Number of salaries quoted 12559 14671 16364
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 7 December 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DSL within the UK over the 3 months to 7 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +119 81 £40,000 +28.00% 13
South East +74 33 £42,500 +49.12% 5
London +60 22 £37,500 +15.38% 5
West Midlands +5 19 £37,500 +15.38% 1
Hampshire +19 13 £40,000 +8.10% 2
Coventry - 10 £38,750 -
Surrey +17 9 £57,500 +98.27% 1
Birmingham -3 8 £25,500 -21.53%
City of London +38 7 £25,000 -16.66%
Dartford - 6 £42,500 -
Kent - 6 £42,500 -
Wiltshire +22 5 £41,000 -23.72%
South West +20 5 £41,000 -23.72% 1
West Sussex - 5 £62,500 -
Feltham - 4 £37,500 - 1
Gatwick - 4 £62,500 -
Chippenham - 3 £41,000 -
Southampton - 3 £45,000 - 1
East of England +8 2 £45,750 - 1
Shropshire - 2 £45,000 - 1
Telford - 2 £45,000 - 1
Malmesbury - 2 £22,000 -
Farnham -12 1 £21,500 -14.85% 1
Redhill - 1 £52,500 -
Crawley - 1 £23,000 -
Watford - 1 £29,000 -
Cambridge - 1 £62,500 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 1 £62,500 - 1
Hertfordshire - 1 £29,000 -
Walsall - 1 £23,500 -

DSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, 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 98 (60.12%) Cisco
2 97 (59.51%) MPLS
3 90 (55.21%) Firewall
4 86 (52.76%) Ethernet
5 76 (46.63%) WAN
5 76 (46.63%) VPN
5 76 (46.63%) Cisco Certification
6 66 (40.49%) VoIP
7 64 (39.26%) Juniper
8 56 (34.36%) LAN
9 55 (33.74%) Windows
10 46 (28.22%) CCNA
10 46 (28.22%) Windows Server
11 40 (24.54%) DNS
11 40 (24.54%) ISDN
12 39 (23.93%) DHCP
13 38 (23.31%) Windows Server 2003
14 37 (22.70%) Wireless
14 37 (22.70%) Cisco ASA
15 36 (22.09%) Windows Server 2008
15 36 (22.09%) Windows Server 2012
15 36 (22.09%) Microsoft
16 35 (21.47%) CCNP
16 35 (21.47%) Cisco Nexus
17 34 (20.86%) Data Centre
17 34 (20.86%) Active Directory
18 33 (20.25%) Service Delivery
19 32 (19.63%) MS Exchange
20 31 (19.02%) SSL
21 30 (18.40%) HP

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 32 (19.63%) MS Exchange
2 25 (15.34%) Exchange Server 2007
3 23 (14.11%) Exchange Server 2010
4 21 (12.88%) IIS
5 19 (11.66%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (4.29%) Skype for Business
7 6 (3.68%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (2.45%) SharePoint
9 2 (1.23%) Confluence
Applications
1 20 (12.27%) MS Excel
2 12 (7.36%) MS Office
3 1 (0.61%) SOLIDWORKS
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.68%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.07%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (3.07%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 3 (1.84%) GitHub
4 1 (0.61%) Office 365
4 1 (0.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 97 (59.51%) MPLS
2 90 (55.21%) Firewall
3 86 (52.76%) Ethernet
4 76 (46.63%) VPN
4 76 (46.63%) WAN
5 66 (40.49%) VoIP
6 56 (34.36%) LAN
7 40 (24.54%) DNS
7 40 (24.54%) ISDN
8 39 (23.93%) DHCP
9 37 (22.70%) Cisco ASA
9 37 (22.70%) Wireless
10 35 (21.47%) Cisco Nexus
11 31 (19.02%) SSL
12 29 (17.79%) TCP/IP
13 27 (16.56%) Cisco PIX
13 27 (16.56%) SAN
14 25 (15.34%) BGP
15 24 (14.72%) OSPF
16 23 (14.11%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.68%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.07%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (2.45%) Git (software)
1 4 (2.45%) JSUnit
2 2 (1.23%) Cucumber
2 2 (1.23%) Gatling
2 2 (1.23%) Jasmine
2 2 (1.23%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.23%) JIRA
2 2 (1.23%) Selenium
2 2 (1.23%) WebDriver
General
1 19 (11.66%) Telecoms
2 15 (9.20%) Finance
3 9 (5.52%) Games
4 7 (4.29%) Military
5 2 (1.23%) Banking
5 2 (1.23%) French Language
5 2 (1.23%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.23%) Law
5 2 (1.23%) Retail
5 2 (1.23%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.61%) Billing
6 1 (0.61%) Electronics
6 1 (0.61%) Front Office
6 1 (0.61%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 47 (28.83%) Network Engineer
2 24 (14.72%) Consultant
3 23 (14.11%) Technical Consultant
4 21 (12.88%) Senior Network Engineer
5 17 (10.43%) Support Engineer
6 15 (9.20%) Analyst
7 14 (8.59%) IT Consultant
8 12 (7.36%) Cisco Engineer
8 12 (7.36%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 10 (6.13%) Developer
9 10 (6.13%) Network Support
9 10 (6.13%) NOC Technician
10 9 (5.52%) Senior Cisco Engineer
10 9 (5.52%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
11 8 (4.91%) Network Analyst
12 7 (4.29%) IT Support
12 7 (4.29%) IT Support Engineer
12 7 (4.29%) Senior VoIP Engineer
12 7 (4.29%) Support Analyst
12 7 (4.29%) VoIP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.13%) CSS
1 10 (6.13%) HTML
2 9 (5.52%) 802.1X
3 8 (4.91%) AngularJS
4 6 (3.68%) Sass
5 4 (2.45%) CSS3
5 4 (2.45%) HTML5
5 4 (2.45%) LESS
5 4 (2.45%) Middleware
5 4 (2.45%) React
5 4 (2.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (1.23%) Angular 2
6 2 (1.23%) Apache Flex
6 2 (1.23%) D3.js
6 2 (1.23%) Electron Framework
6 2 (1.23%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 34 (20.86%) Data Centre
2 19 (11.66%) Replication
3 17 (10.43%) Clustering
4 13 (7.98%) Management Information System
4 13 (7.98%) PKI
5 12 (7.36%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (7.36%) Fintech
6 10 (6.13%) Driving Licence
7 6 (3.68%) CMDB
7 6 (3.68%) Video Conferencing
8 5 (3.07%) Blockchain
8 5 (3.07%) Cryptography
8 5 (3.07%) iPhone
8 5 (3.07%) User Experience
9 4 (2.45%) iPad
9 4 (2.45%) STB
10 3 (1.84%) Contactless
11 2 (1.23%) HP StoreVirtual
11 2 (1.23%) Virtual Team
11 2 (1.23%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 55 (33.74%) Windows
2 46 (28.22%) Windows Server
3 38 (23.31%) Windows Server 2003
4 36 (22.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 36 (22.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (6.13%) Linux
6 8 (4.91%) Windows XP
7 5 (3.07%) Windows 10
8 4 (2.45%) Mac OS X
8 4 (2.45%) Windows 7
9 3 (1.84%) Unix
9 3 (1.84%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (20.25%) Service Delivery
2 30 (18.40%) ITIL
2 30 (18.40%) Load Balancing
3 28 (17.18%) Problem Management
4 18 (11.04%) WAN Optimisation
5 17 (10.43%) High Availability
5 17 (10.43%) Migration
5 17 (10.43%) Server Building
6 16 (9.82%) Integration Testing
7 14 (8.59%) Change Control
8 13 (7.98%) Incident Management
8 13 (7.98%) Information Management
8 13 (7.98%) Network Design
9 12 (7.36%) Operations Management
10 11 (6.75%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (6.13%) Continuous Improvement
11 10 (6.13%) Line Management
11 10 (6.13%) Performance Monitoring
11 10 (6.13%) Statistical Analysis
12 9 (5.52%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (11.66%) PowerShell
2 13 (7.98%) Python
3 9 (5.52%) Scala
4 8 (4.91%) Haskell
4 8 (4.91%) JavaScript
5 7 (4.29%) F#
5 7 (4.29%) OCaml
6 6 (3.68%) Bash Shell
7 5 (3.07%) Ruby
8 2 (1.23%) C
8 2 (1.23%) Groovy
9 1 (0.61%) Clojure
9 1 (0.61%) Go
9 1 (0.61%) Java
9 1 (0.61%) Perl
9 1 (0.61%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.61%) SQL
Qualifications
1 76 (46.63%) Cisco Certification
2 46 (28.22%) CCNA
3 35 (21.47%) CCNP
4 30 (18.40%) Microsoft Certification
5 21 (12.88%) MCSE
6 18 (11.04%) CCIE
6 18 (11.04%) Security Cleared
7 17 (10.43%) MCITP
7 17 (10.43%) MCP
7 17 (10.43%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
7 17 (10.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 16 (9.82%) SC Cleared
9 15 (9.20%) Degree
10 9 (5.52%) CCDA
10 9 (5.52%) CCSA
10 9 (5.52%) MCSA
11 8 (4.91%) PhD
12 5 (3.07%) CCSP
13 4 (2.45%) CCNP Voice
14 3 (1.84%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (17.18%) SLA
2 4 (2.45%) Data Quality
System Software
1 34 (20.86%) Active Directory
2 27 (16.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (10.43%) Terminal Services
4 7 (4.29%) XenServer
5 5 (3.07%) Docker
6 4 (2.45%) UAG
6 4 (2.45%) XenApp
6 4 (2.45%) XenDesktop
7 3 (1.84%) Hyper-V
7 3 (1.84%) vSphere
8 2 (1.23%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 25 (15.34%) Backup Exec
2 19 (11.66%) Cisco Prime
2 19 (11.66%) SolarWinds Orion
3 7 (4.29%) Cisco CUCM
3 7 (4.29%) XenMobile
4 5 (3.07%) Ansible
5 2 (1.23%) SCCM
6 1 (0.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 98 (60.12%) Cisco
2 64 (39.26%) Juniper
3 36 (22.09%) Microsoft
4 30 (18.40%) HP
5 28 (17.18%) F5
5 28 (17.18%) VMware
6 26 (15.95%) Veeam
7 24 (14.72%) Palo Alto
8 21 (12.88%) CheckPoint
8 21 (12.88%) Dell
9 19 (11.66%) SolarWinds
9 19 (11.66%) SonicWALL
10 18 (11.04%) Symantec
11 17 (10.43%) Barracuda Networks
11 17 (10.43%) Draytek
11 17 (10.43%) ProCurve
11 17 (10.43%) Veritas
11 17 (10.43%) WatchGuard
11 17 (10.43%) ZyXEL
12 11 (6.75%) Citrix
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