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 23 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
Rank 871 856 873
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +17
Permanent jobs citing DSL 62 103 109
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.063% 0.093% 0.094%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.37% 0.55% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 53 83 78
Median salary £45,000 £33,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+36.36% +1.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £25,200 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,500 £57,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £43,500 £33,000 £28,000
% change year-on-year
+31.81% +17.85%

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
16625 18769 20487
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.95% 16.99% 17.62%
Number of salaries quoted 13836 15403 16360
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 +8 62 £45,000 +36.36% 12
London +24 26 £52,500 +16.66% 4
South East +16 15 £52,250 +10.00% 2
South West +18 12 £43,500 +123.07% 1
Wiltshire - 11 £43,500 - 1
Chippenham - 9 £43,500 - 1
North West +22 7 £35,000 -30.00%
Feltham +8 7 £52,500 +40.00%
Surrey +23 4 £53,750 +7.50%
West Sussex - 4 £52,500 -
City of London +62 3 £65,000 +44.44% 1
Reading +20 3 - -
Lancashire +17 3 £35,000 +16.66%
Blackpool +7 3 £35,000 +16.66%
Hampshire +4 3 £40,000 - 2
Berkshire +2 3 - -
Manchester -2 2 £33,500 -42.24%
Merseyside -3 2 £32,500 -35.00%
Liverpool - 2 £32,500 -
Malmesbury - 2 - -
Reigate - 2 £53,750 -
Crawley - 2 £52,250 -
Gatwick - 2 £52,500 -
Eastleigh - 2 £40,000 - 1
Yorkshire +20 1 - - 2
Rochdale -4 1 £27,000 -53.44%
Farnham -6 1 £16,000 -36.00%
Croydon - 1 £35,000 -
Leeds - 1 - - 2
Stockport - 1 £40,000 -

DSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 97 (65.10%) Cisco
2 86 (57.72%) VPN
3 83 (55.70%) MPLS
4 79 (53.02%) WAN
5 77 (51.68%) Cisco Certification
5 77 (51.68%) Firewall
6 63 (42.28%) Ethernet
7 56 (37.58%) CCNA
8 55 (36.91%) Juniper
9 53 (35.57%) Wireless
10 52 (34.90%) LAN
11 45 (30.20%) Cisco ASA
12 43 (28.86%) CCNP
12 43 (28.86%) VoIP
12 43 (28.86%) TCP/IP
13 42 (28.19%) Windows
14 39 (26.17%) Cisco Nexus
15 38 (25.50%) DNS
16 37 (24.83%) 3G
17 36 (24.16%) CheckPoint
17 36 (24.16%) Cisco PIX
18 35 (23.49%) Microsoft Certification
19 33 (22.15%) OSPF
19 33 (22.15%) BGP
19 33 (22.15%) ISDN
19 33 (22.15%) Active Directory
20 32 (21.48%) Microsoft
21 31 (20.81%) MS Exchange
22 30 (20.13%) SSL
23 28 (18.79%) Palo Alto

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 31 (20.81%) MS Exchange
2 18 (12.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 17 (11.41%) Exchange Server 2007
4 13 (8.72%) IIS
5 9 (6.04%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (4.70%) SharePoint
7 6 (4.03%) Skype for Business
8 4 (2.68%) Confluence
9 3 (2.01%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (1.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.67%) Apache
11 1 (0.67%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 15 (10.07%) MS Office
2 10 (6.71%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.01%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.34%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.34%) GitHub
2 2 (1.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 86 (57.72%) VPN
2 83 (55.70%) MPLS
3 79 (53.02%) WAN
4 77 (51.68%) Firewall
5 63 (42.28%) Ethernet
6 53 (35.57%) Wireless
7 52 (34.90%) LAN
8 45 (30.20%) Cisco ASA
9 43 (28.86%) TCP/IP
9 43 (28.86%) VoIP
10 39 (26.17%) Cisco Nexus
11 38 (25.50%) DNS
12 37 (24.83%) 3G
13 36 (24.16%) Cisco PIX
14 33 (22.15%) BGP
14 33 (22.15%) ISDN
14 33 (22.15%) OSPF
15 30 (20.13%) SSL
16 26 (17.45%) DHCP
16 26 (17.45%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.36%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.01%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.34%) Data Mining
3 2 (1.34%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.34%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.67%) Big Data
4 1 (0.67%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.67%) HBase
4 1 (0.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (4.70%) Git (software)
2 4 (2.68%) Cucumber
2 4 (2.68%) Gatling
2 4 (2.68%) Jenkins
2 4 (2.68%) JIRA
2 4 (2.68%) JSUnit
2 4 (2.68%) Selenium
2 4 (2.68%) WebDriver
3 2 (1.34%) Jasmine
General
1 18 (12.08%) Games
2 15 (10.07%) Telecoms
3 7 (4.70%) Billing
3 7 (4.70%) Finance
4 5 (3.36%) Law
5 3 (2.01%) Banking
5 3 (2.01%) Legal
6 2 (1.34%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.34%) Retail
6 2 (1.34%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.67%) Advertising
7 1 (0.67%) Marketing
7 1 (0.67%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 55 (36.91%) Network Engineer
2 27 (18.12%) Support Engineer
3 24 (16.11%) Cisco Engineer
4 18 (12.08%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 13 (8.72%) Senior Network Engineer
6 11 (7.38%) Field Engineer
7 10 (6.71%) Firewall Engineer
7 10 (6.71%) IT Support
7 10 (6.71%) Network Manager
8 9 (6.04%) 2nd Line Support
8 9 (6.04%) Consultant
8 9 (6.04%) IT Consultant
8 9 (6.04%) IT Engineer
8 9 (6.04%) Switch Engineer
8 9 (6.04%) Technical Consultant
9 8 (5.37%) IT Support Engineer
10 7 (4.70%) Developer
10 7 (4.70%) Technical Engineer
10 7 (4.70%) Technical Support
11 6 (4.03%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (11.41%) 802.1X
2 12 (8.05%) CSS
2 12 (8.05%) HTML
3 7 (4.70%) AngularJS
4 5 (3.36%) HTML5
4 5 (3.36%) Sass
5 4 (2.68%) CSS3
5 4 (2.68%) Middleware
5 4 (2.68%) Node.js
5 4 (2.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 3 (2.01%) LESS
6 3 (2.01%) React
7 2 (1.34%) Apache Flex
7 2 (1.34%) Electron Framework
8 1 (0.67%) Angular 2
8 1 (0.67%) D3.js
8 1 (0.67%) jQuery
8 1 (0.67%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (0.67%) RESTful
8 1 (0.67%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 25 (16.78%) Data Centre
2 18 (12.08%) Management Information System
3 17 (11.41%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (8.05%) Replication
5 11 (7.38%) PKI
6 9 (6.04%) Clustering
7 6 (4.03%) iPad
7 6 (4.03%) PMI
8 5 (3.36%) Blackberry
8 5 (3.36%) STB
9 4 (2.68%) CMDB
9 4 (2.68%) Cryptography
9 4 (2.68%) iPhone
9 4 (2.68%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (2.01%) Blockchain
10 3 (2.01%) Fintech
10 3 (2.01%) HP StoreVirtual
10 3 (2.01%) Mathematics
10 3 (2.01%) User Experience
10 3 (2.01%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 42 (28.19%) Windows
2 27 (18.12%) Windows Server 2008
3 24 (16.11%) Windows Server
4 22 (14.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 21 (14.09%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (6.71%) Linux
7 6 (4.03%) Unix
7 6 (4.03%) Windows 8
7 6 (4.03%) Windows XP
8 3 (2.01%) Mac OS X
9 2 (1.34%) Windows 7
9 2 (1.34%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.67%) AIX
10 1 (0.67%) Android
10 1 (0.67%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.67%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (14.77%) ITIL
2 20 (13.42%) Load Balancing
2 20 (13.42%) Network Management
3 17 (11.41%) Service Delivery
4 16 (10.74%) Problem Management
4 16 (10.74%) WAN Optimisation
5 15 (10.07%) Network Architecture
6 14 (9.40%) Change Control
7 12 (8.05%) Continuous Improvement
7 12 (8.05%) Migration
7 12 (8.05%) Network Design
7 12 (8.05%) Operations Management
8 11 (7.38%) Information Management
9 10 (6.71%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (6.71%) High Availability
9 10 (6.71%) Server Building
10 9 (6.04%) Integration Testing
10 9 (6.04%) Kalman Filter
11 8 (5.37%) ITSM
11 8 (5.37%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 12 (8.05%) PowerShell
2 9 (6.04%) C
3 8 (5.37%) JavaScript
4 5 (3.36%) Scala
5 4 (2.68%) Groovy
5 4 (2.68%) Python
6 3 (2.01%) Bash Shell
6 3 (2.01%) Ruby
6 3 (2.01%) SQL
7 1 (0.67%) Clojure
7 1 (0.67%) Erlang
7 1 (0.67%) Haskell
7 1 (0.67%) HiveQL
7 1 (0.67%) Java
7 1 (0.67%) OCaml
7 1 (0.67%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.67%) R
7 1 (0.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 77 (51.68%) Cisco Certification
2 56 (37.58%) CCNA
3 43 (28.86%) CCNP
4 35 (23.49%) Microsoft Certification
5 25 (16.78%) Degree
6 23 (15.44%) MCSA
7 17 (11.41%) MCSE
8 16 (10.74%) CCIE
9 15 (10.07%) CCSA
9 15 (10.07%) CCSP
10 11 (7.38%) MCITP
10 11 (7.38%) MCP
11 9 (6.04%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
11 9 (6.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 7 (4.70%) CISSP
12 7 (4.70%) SSCP
13 6 (4.03%) PhD
13 6 (4.03%) PMI Certification
13 6 (4.03%) Security Cleared
14 5 (3.36%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (17.45%) SLA
2 4 (2.68%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.67%) QA
System Software
1 33 (22.15%) Active Directory
2 19 (12.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (10.74%) Terminal Services
4 8 (5.37%) XenServer
5 4 (2.68%) XenApp
5 4 (2.68%) XenDesktop
6 3 (2.01%) Hyper-V
6 3 (2.01%) vSphere
7 2 (1.34%) Docker
7 2 (1.34%) UAG
8 1 (0.67%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 18 (12.08%) Backup Exec
2 12 (8.05%) Cisco Prime
2 12 (8.05%) SolarWinds Orion
3 10 (6.71%) Cisco CUCM
4 8 (5.37%) FortiGate
5 6 (4.03%) Nagios
5 6 (4.03%) XenMobile
6 2 (1.34%) Ansible
Vendors
1 97 (65.10%) Cisco
2 55 (36.91%) Juniper
3 36 (24.16%) CheckPoint
4 32 (21.48%) Microsoft
5 28 (18.79%) Palo Alto
6 21 (14.09%) HP
6 21 (14.09%) VMware
7 20 (13.42%) Citrix
8 18 (12.08%) Nokia
9 16 (10.74%) IronPort
9 16 (10.74%) Veeam
10 14 (9.40%) F5
11 13 (8.72%) Dell
12 12 (8.05%) Barracuda Networks
12 12 (8.05%) SolarWinds
13 11 (7.38%) Draytek
13 11 (7.38%) ZyXEL
14 10 (6.71%) EMC
15 9 (6.04%) Symantec
15 9 (6.04%) Veritas
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