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

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
Rank 821 900 861
Rank change year-on-year
+79 -39
Permanent jobs citing DSL 86 67 123
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.091% 0.061% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.53% 0.37% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 77 45 86
Median salary £42,750 £33,000 £29,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+29.54% +11.86%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,200 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £56,500 £51,250
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £33,000 £28,000
% change year-on-year
+21.21% +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
16139 18139 20947
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.99% 16.60% 18.32%
Number of salaries quoted 13193 15072 16527
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

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 September 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 September 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 +88 86 £42,750 +29.54% 5
London +49 27 £62,500 +38.88% 1
South East +56 25 £40,000 +14.28% 3
West Midlands -4 15 £37,500 -
South West +7 14 £43,500 +31.81%
Wiltshire +13 13 £43,500 +33.84%
Coventry - 13 £37,500 -
Chippenham +4 12 £43,500 +33.84%
Hampshire +21 8 £40,000 -
Surrey +42 7 £51,500 +3.00% 1
West Sussex - 6 £27,500 -
City of London +48 5 £65,000 +15.55%
Eastleigh - 4 £40,000 -
Leeds +33 3 £19,000 -41.53%
Yorkshire +29 3 £19,000 -35.04%
West Yorkshire +21 3 £19,000 -41.53%
Birmingham -22 3 £25,000 -
Crawley - 3 £23,250 -
Dartford - 3 £42,500 - 1
Feltham - 3 £55,000 -
Kent - 3 £42,500 - 1
Gatwick - 2 £53,750 -
Berkshire +19 1 - - 1
Reading +13 1 - - 1
East of England +11 1 £23,000 -30.30% 1
Dorking +3 1 £23,000 -8.00%
North West -1 1 £32,500 -23.97%
Merseyside - 1 £32,500 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £23,000 - 1
Dorset - 1 £22,500 -

DSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 (58.78%) Cisco
1 77 (58.78%) MPLS
2 72 (54.96%) WAN
3 69 (52.67%) Ethernet
4 68 (51.91%) Firewall
5 67 (51.15%) Cisco Certification
6 62 (47.33%) VPN
7 50 (38.17%) Juniper
8 48 (36.64%) VoIP
8 48 (36.64%) LAN
9 45 (34.35%) CCNA
10 38 (29.01%) Windows
11 35 (26.72%) Wireless
12 32 (24.43%) Microsoft Certification
12 32 (24.43%) Cisco ASA
12 32 (24.43%) Cisco Nexus
13 31 (23.66%) Windows Server
14 30 (22.90%) CCNP
15 29 (22.14%) Cisco PIX
16 28 (21.37%) DNS
16 28 (21.37%) SSL
16 28 (21.37%) ISDN
17 27 (20.61%) Load Balancing
18 26 (19.85%) Problem Management
18 26 (19.85%) DHCP
18 26 (19.85%) OSPF
18 26 (19.85%) BGP
18 26 (19.85%) Windows Server 2008
18 26 (19.85%) Windows Server 2012
18 26 (19.85%) Data Centre

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 21 (16.03%) MS Exchange
2 18 (13.74%) IIS
3 17 (12.98%) Exchange Server 2007
3 17 (12.98%) Exchange Server 2010
4 15 (11.45%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (4.58%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (3.05%) Confluence
6 4 (3.05%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.53%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (8.40%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.05%) MS Office
3 1 (0.76%) SOLIDWORKS
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.58%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.82%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (3.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 3 (2.29%) GitHub
4 1 (0.76%) Office 365
4 1 (0.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 77 (58.78%) MPLS
2 72 (54.96%) WAN
3 69 (52.67%) Ethernet
4 68 (51.91%) Firewall
5 62 (47.33%) VPN
6 48 (36.64%) LAN
6 48 (36.64%) VoIP
7 35 (26.72%) Wireless
8 32 (24.43%) Cisco ASA
8 32 (24.43%) Cisco Nexus
9 29 (22.14%) Cisco PIX
10 28 (21.37%) DNS
10 28 (21.37%) ISDN
10 28 (21.37%) SSL
11 26 (19.85%) BGP
11 26 (19.85%) DHCP
11 26 (19.85%) OSPF
12 23 (17.56%) 3G
13 19 (14.50%) TCP/IP
13 19 (14.50%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.82%) MongoDB
1 5 (3.82%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.53%) Data Mining
2 2 (1.53%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (4.58%) Git (software)
2 4 (3.05%) Cucumber
2 4 (3.05%) Gatling
2 4 (3.05%) Jenkins
2 4 (3.05%) JIRA
2 4 (3.05%) JSUnit
2 4 (3.05%) Selenium
2 4 (3.05%) WebDriver
3 2 (1.53%) Jasmine
General
1 13 (9.92%) Finance
2 11 (8.40%) Telecoms
3 10 (7.63%) Games
4 4 (3.05%) Law
5 3 (2.29%) Banking
5 3 (2.29%) Legal
6 2 (1.53%) French Language
6 2 (1.53%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.53%) Retail
6 2 (1.53%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.76%) Billing
7 1 (0.76%) Electronics
7 1 (0.76%) Front Office
7 1 (0.76%) Marketing
7 1 (0.76%) Military
Job Titles
1 39 (29.77%) Network Engineer
2 15 (11.45%) Consultant
2 15 (11.45%) Senior Network Engineer
2 15 (11.45%) Technical Consultant
3 14 (10.69%) Analyst
4 12 (9.16%) IT Consultant
4 12 (9.16%) Support Engineer
5 9 (6.87%) Network Support
6 8 (6.11%) Developer
6 8 (6.11%) Network Analyst
7 7 (5.34%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 7 (5.34%) Support Analyst
8 6 (4.58%) Network Manager
9 5 (3.82%) Cisco Engineer
9 5 (3.82%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 5 (3.82%) Network Team Leader
9 5 (3.82%) Operations Engineer
9 5 (3.82%) Senior Cisco Engineer
9 5 (3.82%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
9 5 (3.82%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (9.16%) CSS
1 12 (9.16%) HTML
2 10 (7.63%) 802.1X
3 8 (6.11%) AngularJS
4 6 (4.58%) Sass
5 4 (3.05%) CSS3
5 4 (3.05%) HTML5
5 4 (3.05%) LESS
5 4 (3.05%) Middleware
5 4 (3.05%) Node.js
5 4 (3.05%) React
5 4 (3.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (1.53%) Angular 2
6 2 (1.53%) Apache Flex
6 2 (1.53%) D3.js
6 2 (1.53%) Electron Framework
Miscellaneous
1 26 (19.85%) Data Centre
2 16 (12.21%) Replication
3 14 (10.69%) Clustering
4 13 (9.92%) Management Information System
4 13 (9.92%) PKI
5 7 (5.34%) Fintech
6 6 (4.58%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (3.82%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (3.82%) Blockchain
7 5 (3.82%) Cryptography
7 5 (3.82%) Driving Licence
7 5 (3.82%) iPad
8 4 (3.05%) CMDB
8 4 (3.05%) STB
8 4 (3.05%) User Experience
9 3 (2.29%) Contactless
9 3 (2.29%) Virtual Team
10 2 (1.53%) HP StoreVirtual
10 2 (1.53%) iPhone
10 2 (1.53%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 38 (29.01%) Windows
2 31 (23.66%) Windows Server
3 26 (19.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (19.85%) Windows Server 2012
4 21 (16.03%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (6.11%) Linux
6 4 (3.05%) Unix
7 3 (2.29%) Mac OS X
8 2 (1.53%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.53%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.53%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.76%) AIX
9 1 (0.76%) Android
9 1 (0.76%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.76%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (20.61%) Load Balancing
2 26 (19.85%) Problem Management
3 25 (19.08%) Service Delivery
4 23 (17.56%) ITIL
5 19 (14.50%) WAN Optimisation
6 16 (12.21%) Integration Testing
7 15 (11.45%) Change Control
7 15 (11.45%) Server Building
8 14 (10.69%) High Availability
8 14 (10.69%) Migration
8 14 (10.69%) Network Design
8 14 (10.69%) Network Management
9 13 (9.92%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (9.92%) Information Management
9 13 (9.92%) Operations Management
10 10 (7.63%) Network Architecture
11 9 (6.87%) Continuous Improvement
12 7 (5.34%) Change Management
12 7 (5.34%) Front End Development
12 7 (5.34%) Network Planning
Programming Languages
1 16 (12.21%) PowerShell
2 8 (6.11%) JavaScript
2 8 (6.11%) Python
3 6 (4.58%) Scala
4 5 (3.82%) Bash Shell
4 5 (3.82%) Ruby
5 4 (3.05%) Groovy
6 3 (2.29%) Haskell
7 2 (1.53%) C
7 2 (1.53%) F#
7 2 (1.53%) OCaml
8 1 (0.76%) Clojure
8 1 (0.76%) Go
8 1 (0.76%) Java
8 1 (0.76%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 67 (51.15%) Cisco Certification
2 45 (34.35%) CCNA
3 32 (24.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 30 (22.90%) CCNP
5 20 (15.27%) MCSE
6 18 (13.74%) CCIE
7 16 (12.21%) MCSA
8 14 (10.69%) Degree
8 14 (10.69%) MCITP
8 14 (10.69%) MCP
8 14 (10.69%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
8 14 (10.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 10 (7.63%) CCSA
9 10 (7.63%) CCSP
9 10 (7.63%) Security Cleared
10 9 (6.87%) CCDA
11 8 (6.11%) SC Cleared
12 4 (3.05%) CISSP
12 4 (3.05%) SSCP
13 2 (1.53%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (19.08%) SLA
2 4 (3.05%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.76%) QA
System Software
1 25 (19.08%) Active Directory
2 19 (14.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (10.69%) Terminal Services
4 5 (3.82%) Docker
4 5 (3.82%) Hyper-V
5 4 (3.05%) XenApp
5 4 (3.05%) XenDesktop
5 4 (3.05%) XenServer
6 2 (1.53%) UAG
6 2 (1.53%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (1.53%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (12.21%) Backup Exec
2 14 (10.69%) Cisco Prime
2 14 (10.69%) SolarWinds Orion
3 5 (3.82%) Ansible
4 4 (3.05%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (1.53%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 77 (58.78%) Cisco
2 50 (38.17%) Juniper
3 23 (17.56%) CheckPoint
3 23 (17.56%) Microsoft
4 19 (14.50%) VMware
5 18 (13.74%) HP
5 18 (13.74%) Veeam
6 17 (12.98%) F5
6 17 (12.98%) Palo Alto
7 16 (12.21%) Dell
8 15 (11.45%) Barracuda Networks
9 14 (10.69%) Draytek
9 14 (10.69%) ProCurve
9 14 (10.69%) SolarWinds
9 14 (10.69%) SonicWALL
9 14 (10.69%) Symantec
9 14 (10.69%) Veritas
9 14 (10.69%) WatchGuard
9 14 (10.69%) ZyXEL
10 10 (7.63%) Nokia
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