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 29 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
Rank 868 847 873
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +26
Permanent jobs citing DSL 43 122 116
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.044% 0.11% 0.097%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.26% 0.62% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 39 77 83
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +15.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,900 £19,500 £22,800
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £38,750 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-16.12% +19.23%

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
16834 19627 20614
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.14% 17.89% 17.21%
Number of salaries quoted 13972 15753 16485
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £67,500
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 29 May 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 29 May 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 -34 43 £50,000 +5.26% 6
London +18 19 £57,500 +21.05% 3
South East +7 11 £51,000 +4.61% 1
North West +11 6 £27,250 -45.50% 1
Feltham - 6 £58,750 - 1
City of London +53 4 £57,500 +21.05%
Surrey +3 4 £39,250 +41.44%
Manchester -4 4 £27,000 -46.00%
West Sussex - 4 £52,250 -
Reading +11 3 - - 1
Berkshire +8 3 - - 1
Yorkshire - 3 £32,500 - 1
Crawley - 3 £52,000 -
Rochdale +2 2 £27,000 -51.35%
Leeds - 2 £32,500 - 1
West Yorkshire - 2 £32,500 - 1
East of England +19 1 £29,000 -
Blackpool +9 1 £35,000 +40.00% 1
Merseyside +8 1 £32,500 -35.00%
Lancashire +4 1 £35,000 +40.00% 1
North East +3 1 £26,000 -48.00%
Tyne and Wear 0 1 £26,000 -48.00%
Farnham -4 1 £16,000 -36.00%
Reigate -9 1 £32,500 +6.55%
West Midlands -12 1 - -
Hull - 1 £26,500 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £29,000 -
Gateshead - 1 £26,000 -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Redhill - 1 £46,000 -

DSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 77 (62.10%) Cisco
2 71 (57.26%) VPN
3 69 (55.65%) MPLS
4 68 (54.84%) Firewall
5 58 (46.77%) Cisco Certification
6 55 (44.35%) WAN
7 45 (36.29%) TCP/IP
8 42 (33.87%) Ethernet
8 42 (33.87%) Juniper
9 41 (33.06%) LAN
9 41 (33.06%) CCNA
9 41 (33.06%) Wireless
10 39 (31.45%) DNS
11 38 (30.65%) VoIP
12 36 (29.03%) 3G
13 35 (28.23%) CCNP
13 35 (28.23%) Windows
14 31 (25.00%) SLA
14 31 (25.00%) ISDN
14 31 (25.00%) OSPF
14 31 (25.00%) BGP
14 31 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
14 31 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
15 28 (22.58%) CheckPoint
16 27 (21.77%) IPsec
17 26 (20.97%) Palo Alto
18 25 (20.16%) Data Centre
19 24 (19.35%) Active Directory
20 23 (18.55%) Microsoft
20 23 (18.55%) GPRS

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 23 (18.55%) MS Exchange
2 13 (10.48%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (4.84%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (4.03%) SharePoint
5 4 (3.23%) Skype for Business
6 2 (1.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (1.61%) IIS
7 1 (0.81%) Apache
7 1 (0.81%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.81%) Confluence
7 1 (0.81%) Node.js
Applications
1 17 (13.71%) MS Office
2 11 (8.87%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (1.61%) IaaS
1 2 (1.61%) PaaS
1 2 (1.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 71 (57.26%) VPN
2 69 (55.65%) MPLS
3 68 (54.84%) Firewall
4 55 (44.35%) WAN
5 45 (36.29%) TCP/IP
6 42 (33.87%) Ethernet
7 41 (33.06%) LAN
7 41 (33.06%) Wireless
8 39 (31.45%) DNS
9 38 (30.65%) VoIP
10 36 (29.03%) 3G
11 31 (25.00%) BGP
11 31 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
11 31 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
11 31 (25.00%) ISDN
11 31 (25.00%) OSPF
12 27 (21.77%) IPsec
13 23 (18.55%) GPRS
14 22 (17.74%) Wi-Fi
15 21 (16.94%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.61%) NoSQL
1 2 (1.61%) SQL Server
1 2 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (0.81%) Big Data
2 1 (0.81%) Hadoop
2 1 (0.81%) HBase
2 1 (0.81%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.61%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.81%) Cucumber
2 1 (0.81%) Gatling
2 1 (0.81%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.81%) JIRA
2 1 (0.81%) Selenium
2 1 (0.81%) WebDriver
General
1 13 (10.48%) Games
2 12 (9.68%) Telecoms
3 6 (4.84%) Billing
4 3 (2.42%) Finance
4 3 (2.42%) Law
5 2 (1.61%) Legal
6 1 (0.81%) Advertising
6 1 (0.81%) Banking
6 1 (0.81%) Marketing
6 1 (0.81%) Online Betting
6 1 (0.81%) Retail
Job Titles
1 51 (41.13%) Network Engineer
2 29 (23.39%) Cisco Engineer
3 28 (22.58%) Support Engineer
4 23 (18.55%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 16 (12.90%) Field Engineer
6 15 (12.10%) 2nd Line Support
7 13 (10.48%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 11 (8.87%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 11 (8.87%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
8 11 (8.87%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 11 (8.87%) Field Support Engineer
8 11 (8.87%) Firewall Engineer
9 10 (8.06%) Network Manager
9 10 (8.06%) Switch Engineer
10 8 (6.45%) IT Engineer
10 8 (6.45%) IT Support
11 7 (5.65%) Senior Network Engineer
11 7 (5.65%) Technical Engineer
11 7 (5.65%) Technical Support
12 6 (4.84%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (9.68%) 802.1X
2 4 (3.23%) HTML
3 2 (1.61%) CSS
4 1 (0.81%) Akka
4 1 (0.81%) HTML5
4 1 (0.81%) J2EE
4 1 (0.81%) jQuery
4 1 (0.81%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (0.81%) RESTful
4 1 (0.81%) Spring
4 1 (0.81%) Web Services
4 1 (0.81%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 25 (20.16%) Data Centre
2 19 (15.32%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (14.52%) Management Information System
4 9 (7.26%) PKI
5 6 (4.84%) PMI
6 5 (4.03%) Blackberry
6 5 (4.03%) Computer Science
6 5 (4.03%) Mathematics
7 4 (3.23%) STB
8 3 (2.42%) CMDB
8 3 (2.42%) iPad
9 2 (1.61%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.61%) iPhone
9 2 (1.61%) PDA
9 2 (1.61%) Private Cloud
9 2 (1.61%) Replication
10 1 (0.81%) Cryptography
10 1 (0.81%) Derivative
10 1 (0.81%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.81%) HP StoreVirtual
Operating Systems
1 35 (28.23%) Windows
2 20 (16.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (12.10%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (11.29%) Linux
5 10 (8.06%) Windows Server
6 8 (6.45%) Unix
6 8 (6.45%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (3.23%) Windows 8
7 4 (3.23%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.61%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.81%) AIX
9 1 (0.81%) Android
9 1 (0.81%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.81%) BlackBerry OS
9 1 (0.81%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.81%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (16.13%) ITIL
2 16 (12.90%) Network Management
3 14 (11.29%) Continuous Improvement
4 12 (9.68%) Change Control
4 12 (9.68%) ITSM
5 10 (8.06%) Kalman Filter
5 10 (8.06%) Load Balancing
5 10 (8.06%) Network Architecture
5 10 (8.06%) Network Design
5 10 (8.06%) Operations Management
5 10 (8.06%) WAN Optimisation
6 9 (7.26%) Information Management
7 8 (6.45%) Incident Management
7 8 (6.45%) Web Filtering
8 6 (4.84%) Cybersecurity
8 6 (4.84%) Line Management
8 6 (4.84%) Performance Monitoring
8 6 (4.84%) Problem Management
8 6 (4.84%) Project Management
8 6 (4.84%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 9 (7.26%) C
2 4 (3.23%) SQL
3 2 (1.61%) PHP
3 2 (1.61%) Python
3 2 (1.61%) Scala
4 1 (0.81%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.81%) Clojure
4 1 (0.81%) Erlang
4 1 (0.81%) Groovy
4 1 (0.81%) Haskell
4 1 (0.81%) HiveQL
4 1 (0.81%) Java
4 1 (0.81%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.81%) OCaml
4 1 (0.81%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.81%) R
4 1 (0.81%) Ruby
4 1 (0.81%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 58 (46.77%) Cisco Certification
2 41 (33.06%) CCNA
3 35 (28.23%) CCNP
4 20 (16.13%) Degree
5 17 (13.71%) Microsoft Certification
6 16 (12.90%) MCSA
7 10 (8.06%) CCSA
7 10 (8.06%) CCSP
8 6 (4.84%) CCIE
8 6 (4.84%) CISSP
8 6 (4.84%) MCSE
8 6 (4.84%) PMI Certification
8 6 (4.84%) SSCP
9 4 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (3.23%) PhD
10 3 (2.42%) PMP
11 2 (1.61%) CCENT
11 2 (1.61%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (1.61%) MCITP
11 2 (1.61%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (25.00%) SLA
2 1 (0.81%) QA
System Software
1 24 (19.35%) Active Directory
2 13 (10.48%) Terminal Services
3 9 (7.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (4.84%) XenServer
5 2 (1.61%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.61%) vSphere
5 2 (1.61%) XenApp
5 2 (1.61%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (8.06%) Cisco CUCM
1 10 (8.06%) Cisco Prime
1 10 (8.06%) FortiGate
1 10 (8.06%) SolarWinds Orion
2 8 (6.45%) Nagios
3 7 (5.65%) Backup Exec
4 4 (3.23%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 77 (62.10%) Cisco
2 42 (33.87%) Juniper
3 28 (22.58%) CheckPoint
4 26 (20.97%) Palo Alto
5 23 (18.55%) Microsoft
6 22 (17.74%) Citrix
7 16 (12.90%) IronPort
8 15 (12.10%) BT
9 13 (10.48%) Nokia
10 11 (8.87%) Barracuda Networks
10 11 (8.87%) F5
10 11 (8.87%) VMware
11 10 (8.06%) SolarWinds
12 8 (6.45%) Blue Coat
12 8 (6.45%) HP
13 7 (5.65%) EMC
13 7 (5.65%) Sourcefire
14 5 (4.03%) Ericsson
15 4 (3.23%) Forcepoint
15 4 (3.23%) Polycom
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