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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
Rank 783 736 734
Rank change year-on-year
-47 -2
Permanent jobs citing DSL 119 141 168
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.13% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.58% 0.76% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 84 129 150
Average salary £31,250 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.71% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £27,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £28,000 £33,500 £31,000
% change year-on-year
-16.41% +8.06%

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
20603 18575 21971
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.00% 17.41% 18.96%
Number of salaries quoted 16304 15126 17980
Average salary £43,500 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 19 September 2014 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 19 September 2014. 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 -40 114 £32,500 -7.14% 15
London -13 67 £35,000 -6.66% 7
South East -51 27 £28,000 -7.43% 4
City of London +11 24 £22,000 -37.14% 2
Brighton - 11 £28,000 -
East Sussex - 11 £28,000 -
Surrey +5 9 £26,000 +8.33% 2
East of England -17 8 £40,000 -20.00% 1
Berkshire -36 6 £30,750 +0.81% 1
Cambridgeshire +1 4 £40,000 -20.00% 1
Reading -14 3 £26,500 -11.66% 1
West Midlands -14 3 £29,000 -29.26% 1
Reigate -26 3 £28,000 +20.43%
Suffolk - 3 - -
Epsom - 3 £19,000 -
Ipswich - 3 - -
Peterborough - 3 £40,000 -
East Midlands 0 2 £30,000 -40.00%
Manchester -1 2 £48,000 +34.26%
Rochdale -11 2 £48,000 +5.49%
North West -19 2 £48,000 +34.26%
Farnham - 2 £32,500 - 1
Birmingham - 2 £29,000 -
South Wales +7 1 £25,000 +11.11%
Oxford +6 1 £45,000 -10.00%
Oxfordshire +6 1 £45,000 -10.00%
Worcestershire -1 1 £29,000 -29.26%
Wales -2 1 £25,000 +11.11%
Cardiff -6 1 £25,000 +11.11%
Cambridge -9 1 £48,000 -4.00% 1

DSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

1 132 (58.15%) Cisco
2 108 (47.58%) VPN
3 83 (36.56%) Telecoms
4 82 (36.12%) Firewall
5 75 (33.04%) Cisco Certification
6 73 (32.16%) WAN
7 69 (30.40%) MPLS
8 66 (29.07%) Windows
9 62 (27.31%) IPsec
10 61 (26.87%) CCNP
10 61 (26.87%) DNS
10 61 (26.87%) TCP/IP
11 60 (26.43%) Microsoft
12 58 (25.55%) BGP
13 55 (24.23%) Ethernet
14 54 (23.79%) LAN
15 52 (22.91%) Internet
16 51 (22.47%) Juniper
17 46 (20.26%) OSPF
17 46 (20.26%) MS Exchange
18 45 (19.82%) VoIP
18 45 (19.82%) PPP
19 42 (18.50%) DHCP
20 40 (17.62%) Citrix
21 38 (16.74%) L2TP
21 38 (16.74%) Finance
21 38 (16.74%) Cisco ASA
22 37 (16.30%) Linux
23 32 (14.10%) CCIP
24 31 (13.66%) Windows Server 2008

DSL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 46 (20.26%) MS Exchange
2 28 (12.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (8.81%) Exchange Server 2007
4 19 (8.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 16 (7.05%) Exchange Server 2003
6 12 (5.29%) IIS
7 4 (1.76%) SharePoint
7 4 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (1.32%) WebLogic
8 3 (1.32%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.88%) Apache
9 2 (0.88%) WebSphere
Applications
1 29 (12.78%) MS Office
2 27 (11.89%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.64%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (1.76%) Office 365
3 2 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.88%) Amazon S3
3 2 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 108 (47.58%) VPN
2 82 (36.12%) Firewall
3 73 (32.16%) WAN
4 69 (30.40%) MPLS
5 62 (27.31%) IPsec
6 61 (26.87%) DNS
6 61 (26.87%) TCP/IP
7 58 (25.55%) BGP
8 55 (24.23%) Ethernet
9 54 (23.79%) LAN
10 52 (22.91%) Internet
11 46 (20.26%) OSPF
12 45 (19.82%) PPP
12 45 (19.82%) VoIP
13 42 (18.50%) DHCP
14 38 (16.74%) L2TP
14 38 (16.74%) Cisco ASA
15 29 (12.78%) Cisco PIX
15 29 (12.78%) Wireless
16 27 (11.89%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (11.01%) MySQL
2 14 (6.17%) SQL Server
3 9 (3.96%) SQL Server 2000
3 9 (3.96%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (2.20%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.88%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.88%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.44%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (2.20%) Maven
1 5 (2.20%) Cucumber
2 4 (1.76%) SoapUI
2 4 (1.76%) Selenium
2 4 (1.76%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.76%) JUnit
3 3 (1.32%) JIRA
3 3 (1.32%) LabVIEW
3 3 (1.32%) Subversion
3 3 (1.32%) RSpec
3 3 (1.32%) WebLOAD
3 3 (1.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (1.32%) NeoLoad
4 2 (0.88%) Gradle
4 2 (0.88%) MSI
4 2 (0.88%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.44%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.44%) Behat
5 1 (0.44%) GCC
5 1 (0.44%) GDB
General
1 83 (36.56%) Telecoms
2 38 (16.74%) Finance
3 20 (8.81%) Retail
4 9 (3.96%) Marketing
5 7 (3.08%) Legal
6 5 (2.20%) Advertising
6 5 (2.20%) Electronics
7 4 (1.76%) Billing
7 4 (1.76%) Dutch Language
7 4 (1.76%) German Language
8 3 (1.32%) Back Office
9 2 (0.88%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 81 (35.68%) Network Engineer
2 34 (14.98%) Support Engineer
3 23 (10.13%) Systems Engineer
4 17 (7.49%) Analyst
5 16 (7.05%) NOC Engineer
6 15 (6.61%) Senior Network Engineer
7 14 (6.17%) Support Analyst
8 11 (4.85%) Systems Support
8 11 (4.85%) Systems Analyst
8 11 (4.85%) Systems Support Analyst
8 11 (4.85%) Systems Support Engineer
9 8 (3.52%) Technical Manager
9 8 (3.52%) Team Leader
10 7 (3.08%) Sales Manager
10 7 (3.08%) Telecoms Engineer
10 7 (3.08%) Release Manager
11 6 (2.64%) Desktop Support
11 6 (2.64%) Server Engineer
11 6 (2.64%) Document Manager
12 5 (2.20%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (5.73%) LAMP
2 6 (2.64%) Velocity
3 3 (1.32%) JAX-WS
3 3 (1.32%) JavaFX
3 3 (1.32%) Gherkin
3 3 (1.32%) XMPP
3 3 (1.32%) J2SE
3 3 (1.32%) JMS
3 3 (1.32%) Middleware
3 3 (1.32%) CSS
3 3 (1.32%) JDBC
3 3 (1.32%) JSP
3 3 (1.32%) Servlets
3 3 (1.32%) .NET
3 3 (1.32%) J2EE
3 3 (1.32%) XML
4 2 (0.88%) Swing
4 2 (0.88%) Web Services
4 2 (0.88%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.44%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 30 (13.22%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (8.81%) Blackberry
3 13 (5.73%) Enterprise Software
4 10 (4.41%) Handset
4 10 (4.41%) Mobile App
5 8 (3.52%) Hedge funds
5 8 (3.52%) Computer Science
6 7 (3.08%) CMDB
7 4 (1.76%) SecurID
7 4 (1.76%) IPTV
7 4 (1.76%) PMI
8 3 (1.32%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.88%) Replication
9 2 (0.88%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (0.88%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.44%) iPhone
10 1 (0.44%) EqualLogic
10 1 (0.44%) Social Media
10 1 (0.44%) Statistics
10 1 (0.44%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 66 (29.07%) Windows
2 37 (16.30%) Linux
3 31 (13.66%) Windows Server 2008
4 29 (12.78%) Windows Server 2003
5 20 (8.81%) UNIX
6 13 (5.73%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (3.08%) Solaris
8 6 (2.64%) Windows 7
9 5 (2.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (1.76%) Windows XP
11 3 (1.32%) Mac OS X
11 3 (1.32%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.88%) Android
12 2 (0.88%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.44%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (10.13%) ITIL
2 22 (9.69%) CRM
3 19 (8.37%) Time Management
4 17 (7.49%) Network Management
5 16 (7.05%) Load Balancing
6 11 (4.85%) Service Delivery
6 11 (4.85%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (4.41%) ITSM
7 10 (4.41%) Release Management
7 10 (4.41%) Line Management
8 9 (3.96%) Change Management
8 9 (3.96%) Migration
9 8 (3.52%) Business Continuity
9 8 (3.52%) Service Management
9 8 (3.52%) Disaster Recovery
9 8 (3.52%) Network Monitoring
9 8 (3.52%) Server Monitoring
10 7 (3.08%) Configuration Management
11 6 (2.64%) BCP
11 6 (2.64%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 11 (4.85%) PHP
1 11 (4.85%) Bash Shell
2 9 (3.96%) SQL
2 9 (3.96%) Java
3 8 (3.52%) Perl
4 4 (1.76%) C++
4 4 (1.76%) Python
4 4 (1.76%) Shell Script
5 3 (1.32%) PL/SQL
6 2 (0.88%) VBScript
6 2 (0.88%) C
6 2 (0.88%) Groovy
6 2 (0.88%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.88%) Scala
Qualifications
1 75 (33.04%) Cisco Certification
2 61 (26.87%) CCNP
3 32 (14.10%) CCIP
4 26 (11.45%) Degree
5 21 (9.25%) Security Cleared
6 18 (7.93%) CCNA
6 18 (7.93%) CCIE
7 15 (6.61%) SC Cleared
8 8 (3.52%) CCSP
9 7 (3.08%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (3.08%) HP APS
10 6 (2.64%) JNCIS
10 6 (2.64%) HND
11 5 (2.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (2.20%) MCITP
12 4 (1.76%) PMI Certification
12 4 (1.76%) CCSE
13 3 (1.32%) JNCIA
13 3 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (1.32%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.73%) SLA
2 9 (3.96%) QA
3 5 (2.20%) ISO 9000
3 5 (2.20%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 26 (11.45%) Active Directory
2 18 (7.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (6.17%) vSphere
4 13 (5.73%) Postfix
5 9 (3.96%) XenApp
6 8 (3.52%) MetaFrame
7 7 (3.08%) Terminal Services
8 5 (2.20%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (1.76%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.88%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.88%) vCloud
11 1 (0.44%) BlackBerry Internet Service
Systems Management
1 16 (7.05%) Backup Exec
2 15 (6.61%) OpenView
3 9 (3.96%) Norton AntiVirus
4 8 (3.52%) CiscoWorks
5 7 (3.08%) Cisco Prime
6 6 (2.64%) Netcool
7 5 (2.20%) Nagios
7 5 (2.20%) Cacti
7 5 (2.20%) SmokePing
8 3 (1.32%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (1.32%) WSUS
9 2 (0.88%) Puppet
9 2 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.88%) Ansible
10 1 (0.44%) XenMobile
10 1 (0.44%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.44%) SolarWinds Orion
10 1 (0.44%) SCOM
10 1 (0.44%) WMI
Vendors
1 132 (58.15%) Cisco
2 60 (26.43%) Microsoft
3 51 (22.47%) Juniper
4 40 (17.62%) Citrix
5 30 (13.22%) VMware
6 23 (10.13%) CheckPoint
7 22 (9.69%) F5
8 20 (8.81%) HP
9 17 (7.49%) Fujitsu
10 16 (7.05%) Symantec
11 13 (5.73%) Nokia
12 11 (4.85%) Polycom
13 10 (4.41%) Blue Coat
14 9 (3.96%) Avaya
15 8 (3.52%) BT
15 8 (3.52%) SolarWinds
16 7 (3.08%) 3Com
16 7 (3.08%) Remedy
17 5 (2.20%) Red Hat
17 5 (2.20%) Huawei
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