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 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
Rank 892 813 901
Rank change year-on-year
-79 +88
Permanent jobs citing DSL 59 128 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.058% 0.12% 0.047%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.34% 0.68% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 56 72 39
Average salary £30,500 £32,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.15% -18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £53,000
UK excluding London average salary £29,000 £38,750 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-25.16% -8.82%

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
17299 18947 17812
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.04% 18.12% 17.28%
Number of salaries quoted 14393 15358 13976
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
10% offered a salary of more than £67,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DSL within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(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 -55 58 £29,000 -10.76% 15
South East +4 35 £29,000 -31.76% 7
Surrey +24 24 £29,000 -10.76% 2
London -49 13 £47,500 +58.33% 2
Farnham -1 12 £28,000 -13.84% 1
Reigate - 11 £29,000 - 1
Reading +4 8 £37,000 -12.94% 2
Berkshire -8 8 £37,000 -12.94% 2
Hampshire - 6 £37,000 -
East of England -9 4 £32,282 -28.26%
Basingstoke - 4 £37,000 -
Yorkshire +15 3 £25,000 - 1
Essex - 3 £32,250 -
Feltham - 3 £57,500 -
East Yorkshire - 2 £25,500 -
Fareham - 2 £27,500 -
Hull - 2 £25,500 -
City of London +44 1 £27,500 -15.38%
Manchester +19 1 £25,000 -52.83% 3
Watford +7 1 £35,000 -12.50%
North West +5 1 £25,000 -52.83% 3
West Yorkshire +4 1 £25,000 - 1
East Midlands 0 1 £45,000 +38.46%
Hertfordshire -5 1 £35,000 -12.50%
West Midlands -24 1 £19,000 -27.61% 1
Northamptonshire - 1 £45,000 -
Staffordshire - 1 £19,000 -
Northampton - 1 £45,000 -
Stafford - 1 £19,000 -
Bradford - 1 £25,000 -

DSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 60 (50.00%) MPLS
1 60 (50.00%) Firewall
2 59 (49.17%) Cisco
3 53 (44.17%) VPN
4 42 (35.00%) Cisco Certification
5 41 (34.17%) TCP/IP
6 37 (30.83%) Juniper
7 36 (30.00%) Windows
8 35 (29.17%) WAN
9 34 (28.33%) VoIP
10 33 (27.50%) CCNA
11 31 (25.83%) Ethernet
11 31 (25.83%) DNS
11 31 (25.83%) BGP
12 30 (25.00%) OSPF
13 29 (24.17%) Wireless
13 29 (24.17%) Active Directory
14 26 (21.67%) Microsoft
15 25 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
16 24 (20.00%) CCNP
16 24 (20.00%) IPsec
17 23 (19.17%) LAN
18 22 (18.33%) MS Exchange
18 22 (18.33%) SLA
18 22 (18.33%) Telecoms
19 21 (17.50%) Citrix
19 21 (17.50%) CheckPoint
19 21 (17.50%) 3G
20 20 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
21 19 (15.83%) Analytical Skills

DSL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 22 (18.33%) MS Exchange
2 13 (10.83%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (5.00%) SharePoint
4 5 (4.17%) IIS
5 4 (3.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.83%) Confluence
7 1 (0.83%) Lync
7 1 (0.83%) SAS
Applications
1 19 (15.83%) MS Office
2 14 (11.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (1.67%) IaaS
1 2 (1.67%) Office 365
1 2 (1.67%) PaaS
1 2 (1.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 60 (50.00%) Firewall
1 60 (50.00%) MPLS
2 53 (44.17%) VPN
3 41 (34.17%) TCP/IP
4 35 (29.17%) WAN
5 34 (28.33%) VoIP
6 31 (25.83%) BGP
6 31 (25.83%) DNS
6 31 (25.83%) Ethernet
7 30 (25.00%) OSPF
8 29 (24.17%) Wireless
9 24 (20.00%) IPsec
10 23 (19.17%) LAN
11 21 (17.50%) 3G
12 18 (15.00%) ISDN
13 16 (13.33%) IP Telephony
14 14 (11.67%) Cisco ASA
14 14 (11.67%) HSRP
15 13 (10.83%) HSPA
16 12 (10.00%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Gradle
1 1 (0.83%) Maven
1 1 (0.83%) RSpec
1 1 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (0.83%) Visual Studio
General
1 22 (18.33%) Telecoms
2 7 (5.83%) Billing
2 7 (5.83%) Finance
3 3 (2.50%) Games
3 3 (2.50%) Legal
3 3 (2.50%) Retail
4 2 (1.67%) Advertising
4 2 (1.67%) Banking
4 2 (1.67%) French Language
5 1 (0.83%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.83%) Law
Job Titles
1 39 (32.50%) Network Engineer
2 25 (20.83%) Cisco Engineer
3 23 (19.17%) Support Engineer
4 22 (18.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 17 (14.17%) 2nd Line Support
6 14 (11.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 14 (11.67%) Field Engineer
7 13 (10.83%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 13 (10.83%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
7 13 (10.83%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 13 (10.83%) Field Support Engineer
8 11 (9.17%) Firewall Engineer
9 10 (8.33%) Switch Engineer
10 6 (5.00%) IT Manager
10 6 (5.00%) NOC Engineer
11 5 (4.17%) IT Engineer
12 4 (3.33%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
12 4 (3.33%) Desktop Support
12 4 (3.33%) IT Support
12 4 (3.33%) NOC Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.50%) 802.1X
1 3 (2.50%) HTML
2 1 (0.83%) COM
2 1 (0.83%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 19 (15.83%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (11.67%) Data Centre
3 9 (7.50%) Computer Science
4 7 (5.83%) PMI
4 7 (5.83%) Replication
5 6 (5.00%) Data Structures
5 6 (5.00%) Management Information System
6 5 (4.17%) Algorithms
6 5 (4.17%) CMDB
6 5 (4.17%) Physics
7 4 (3.33%) Blackberry
7 4 (3.33%) EqualLogic
7 4 (3.33%) Mathematics
8 2 (1.67%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.67%) EPoS
8 2 (1.67%) PKI
8 2 (1.67%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.83%) e-Health
9 1 (0.83%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.83%) STB
Operating Systems
1 36 (30.00%) Windows
2 25 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (10.83%) Windows Server
5 10 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (6.67%) Linux
7 5 (4.17%) Windows 7
7 5 (4.17%) Windows 8
8 4 (3.33%) Windows XP
9 2 (1.67%) Unix
10 1 (0.83%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (13.33%) ITSM
2 14 (11.67%) ITIL
3 12 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 10 (8.33%) Line Management
5 9 (7.50%) Change Management
5 9 (7.50%) Network Management
5 9 (7.50%) Project Management
6 8 (6.67%) Incident Management
7 7 (5.83%) Kalman Filter
7 7 (5.83%) Problem Management
7 7 (5.83%) Service Management
7 7 (5.83%) Web Filtering
8 6 (5.00%) Configuration Management
8 6 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (5.00%) Load Balancing
9 5 (4.17%) Email Filtering
9 5 (4.17%) Performance Monitoring
9 5 (4.17%) Programme Management
10 4 (3.33%) Presales
10 4 (3.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.00%) C
1 6 (5.00%) Java
1 6 (5.00%) Scala
2 5 (4.17%) C++
2 5 (4.17%) Haskell
3 3 (2.50%) PHP
3 3 (2.50%) SQL
4 1 (0.83%) Groovy
4 1 (0.83%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 42 (35.00%) Cisco Certification
2 33 (27.50%) CCNA
3 24 (20.00%) CCNP
4 15 (12.50%) Degree
5 11 (9.17%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (7.50%) MCSA
7 7 (5.83%) PMI Certification
8 6 (5.00%) MCSE
8 6 (5.00%) PhD
8 6 (5.00%) Security Cleared
9 5 (4.17%) CCSP
10 4 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (3.33%) SC Cleared
11 3 (2.50%) CCIE
11 3 (2.50%) CCIP
11 3 (2.50%) CCSA
12 2 (1.67%) PMP
13 1 (0.83%) JNCIA
13 1 (0.83%) JNCIE
13 1 (0.83%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (18.33%) SLA
2 2 (1.67%) QA
System Software
1 29 (24.17%) Active Directory
2 14 (11.67%) Terminal Services
3 10 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (5.00%) vSphere
5 5 (4.17%) XenApp
5 5 (4.17%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.67%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.83%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (5.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 6 (5.00%) FortiGate
1 6 (5.00%) Nagios
2 3 (2.50%) WSUS
3 2 (1.67%) CiscoWorks
3 2 (1.67%) SCCM
3 2 (1.67%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (0.83%) Ansible
4 1 (0.83%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.83%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.83%) Puppet
4 1 (0.83%) SCOM
4 1 (0.83%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 59 (49.17%) Cisco
2 37 (30.83%) Juniper
3 26 (21.67%) Microsoft
4 21 (17.50%) CheckPoint
4 21 (17.50%) Citrix
5 18 (15.00%) VMware
6 15 (12.50%) BT
6 15 (12.50%) Palo Alto
7 9 (7.50%) EMC
8 8 (6.67%) F5
8 8 (6.67%) IronPort
9 6 (5.00%) Blue Coat
9 6 (5.00%) Nokia
10 4 (3.33%) Dell
11 3 (2.50%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 3 (2.50%) Barracuda Networks
11 3 (2.50%) Mitel
11 3 (2.50%) Sourcefire
12 2 (1.67%) Avaya
12 2 (1.67%) Huawei
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