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

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
Rank 867 808 884
Rank change year-on-year
-59 +76
Permanent jobs citing DSL 81 163 115
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.078% 0.15% 0.096%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.45% 0.81% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 75 94 89
Average salary £32,500 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.75% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,400 £19,500 £23,300
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £28,250 £38,250 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-26.14% +17.69%

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
17875 20204 20542
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.30% 18.26% 17.14%
Number of salaries quoted 14821 16004 16245
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 30 April 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 30 April 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 -75 80 £32,750 -20.12% 7
South East +6 31 £32,500 -35.00% 1
London -14 31 £57,500 +40.24% 4
Surrey +24 18 £28,500 -6.55%
Feltham - 9 £57,500 -
Farnham - 9 £28,000 -
North West +22 8 £26,000 -48.00% 1
Berkshire -4 8 £43,750 -12.50%
Reading -1 7 £60,000 +17.07%
Manchester -2 7 £25,000 -58.33% 1
Yorkshire - 6 £27,750 -
Reigate -7 5 £32,500 +6.55%
City of London +36 4 £57,500 +21.05% 1
East Yorkshire - 4 £26,750 -
Hull - 4 £26,750 -
West Sussex - 4 £42,500 - 1
Crawley - 3 £35,000 -
Rochdale +5 2 £27,000 -61.42% 1
East of England -10 2 £32,000 -20.00%
Redhill - 2 £46,000 -
Leeds - 2 £32,500 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £32,500 -
Merseyside +13 1 £32,500 -35.00%
Hertfordshire +7 1 £35,000 -12.50%
Watford +6 1 £35,000 -17.64%
North East +3 1 £26,000 -48.00% 1
Tyne and Wear -4 1 £26,000 -48.00% 1
Croydon - 1 £50,000 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £45,000 -
Gateshead - 1 £26,000 -

DSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 84 (64.62%) Cisco
2 77 (59.23%) VPN
3 75 (57.69%) MPLS
4 73 (56.15%) Firewall
5 60 (46.15%) Cisco Certification
6 56 (43.08%) WAN
7 48 (36.92%) TCP/IP
8 47 (36.15%) Ethernet
9 45 (34.62%) CCNA
9 45 (34.62%) Juniper
10 41 (31.54%) LAN
10 41 (31.54%) Wireless
11 40 (30.77%) VoIP
12 38 (29.23%) CCNP
13 37 (28.46%) DNS
14 35 (26.92%) ISDN
14 35 (26.92%) Windows
14 35 (26.92%) OSPF
14 35 (26.92%) BGP
14 35 (26.92%) 3G
15 34 (26.15%) SLA
16 31 (23.85%) CheckPoint
17 30 (23.08%) IPsec
17 30 (23.08%) Cisco ASA
18 29 (22.31%) Cisco Nexus
19 26 (20.00%) Palo Alto
20 25 (19.23%) Active Directory
21 24 (18.46%) Microsoft
21 24 (18.46%) MS Exchange
21 24 (18.46%) Data Centre

DSL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 24 (18.46%) MS Exchange
2 14 (10.77%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (4.62%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (3.85%) SharePoint
5 4 (3.08%) Skype for Business
6 2 (1.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (1.54%) IIS
7 1 (0.77%) Apache
7 1 (0.77%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 18 (13.85%) MS Office
2 12 (9.23%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (1.54%) IaaS
1 2 (1.54%) PaaS
1 2 (1.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 77 (59.23%) VPN
2 75 (57.69%) MPLS
3 73 (56.15%) Firewall
4 56 (43.08%) WAN
5 48 (36.92%) TCP/IP
6 47 (36.15%) Ethernet
7 41 (31.54%) LAN
7 41 (31.54%) Wireless
8 40 (30.77%) VoIP
9 37 (28.46%) DNS
10 35 (26.92%) 3G
10 35 (26.92%) BGP
10 35 (26.92%) ISDN
10 35 (26.92%) OSPF
11 30 (23.08%) Cisco ASA
11 30 (23.08%) IPsec
12 29 (22.31%) Cisco Nexus
13 23 (17.69%) GPRS
14 20 (15.38%) ADSL
14 20 (15.38%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.54%) NoSQL
1 2 (1.54%) SQL Server
1 2 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (0.77%) Big Data
2 1 (0.77%) Hadoop
2 1 (0.77%) HBase
2 1 (0.77%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.77%) Git (software)
General
1 13 (10.00%) Games
2 12 (9.23%) Telecoms
3 6 (4.62%) Billing
4 3 (2.31%) Finance
4 3 (2.31%) Law
5 2 (1.54%) Legal
6 1 (0.77%) Advertising
6 1 (0.77%) Marketing
6 1 (0.77%) Online Betting
6 1 (0.77%) Retail
Job Titles
1 55 (42.31%) Network Engineer
2 31 (23.85%) Cisco Engineer
2 31 (23.85%) Support Engineer
3 25 (19.23%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 17 (13.08%) Field Engineer
5 16 (12.31%) 2nd Line Support
6 14 (10.77%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 12 (9.23%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 12 (9.23%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
7 12 (9.23%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 12 (9.23%) Field Support Engineer
7 12 (9.23%) Firewall Engineer
8 11 (8.46%) Switch Engineer
9 10 (7.69%) Network Manager
10 8 (6.15%) IT Engineer
10 8 (6.15%) IT Support
11 7 (5.38%) Technical Engineer
11 7 (5.38%) Technical Support
12 6 (4.62%) Cisco Support
12 6 (4.62%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (9.23%) 802.1X
2 3 (2.31%) HTML
3 1 (0.77%) Akka
3 1 (0.77%) CSS
3 1 (0.77%) HTML5
3 1 (0.77%) J2EE
3 1 (0.77%) jQuery
3 1 (0.77%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (0.77%) RESTful
3 1 (0.77%) Spring
3 1 (0.77%) Web Services
3 1 (0.77%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 24 (18.46%) Data Centre
2 21 (16.15%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (12.31%) Management Information System
4 7 (5.38%) PKI
5 6 (4.62%) Mathematics
5 6 (4.62%) PMI
6 5 (3.85%) Computer Science
7 4 (3.08%) Blackberry
7 4 (3.08%) STB
8 3 (2.31%) CMDB
8 3 (2.31%) iPad
9 2 (1.54%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.54%) iPhone
9 2 (1.54%) PDA
9 2 (1.54%) Private Cloud
9 2 (1.54%) Replication
10 1 (0.77%) Cryptography
10 1 (0.77%) Derivative
10 1 (0.77%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.77%) HP StoreVirtual
Operating Systems
1 35 (26.92%) Windows
2 21 (16.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (12.31%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (10.77%) Linux
5 10 (7.69%) Windows Server
6 8 (6.15%) Unix
6 8 (6.15%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (3.08%) Windows 8
7 4 (3.08%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.54%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.77%) AIX
9 1 (0.77%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (14.62%) ITIL
2 18 (13.85%) Network Management
3 16 (12.31%) Continuous Improvement
4 13 (10.00%) ITSM
5 11 (8.46%) Load Balancing
6 10 (7.69%) Change Control
6 10 (7.69%) Kalman Filter
6 10 (7.69%) Network Architecture
7 9 (6.92%) Incident Management
8 8 (6.15%) Line Management
8 8 (6.15%) Network Design
8 8 (6.15%) Operations Management
8 8 (6.15%) Performance Monitoring
8 8 (6.15%) WAN Optimisation
8 8 (6.15%) Web Filtering
9 7 (5.38%) Change Management
9 7 (5.38%) Information Management
10 6 (4.62%) Cybersecurity
10 6 (4.62%) Project Management
10 6 (4.62%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (6.92%) C
2 4 (3.08%) SQL
3 2 (1.54%) PHP
3 2 (1.54%) Python
4 1 (0.77%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.77%) Clojure
4 1 (0.77%) Erlang
4 1 (0.77%) Haskell
4 1 (0.77%) HiveQL
4 1 (0.77%) Java
4 1 (0.77%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.77%) OCaml
4 1 (0.77%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.77%) R
4 1 (0.77%) Ruby
4 1 (0.77%) Scala
4 1 (0.77%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 60 (46.15%) Cisco Certification
2 45 (34.62%) CCNA
3 38 (29.23%) CCNP
4 21 (16.15%) Degree
5 17 (13.08%) Microsoft Certification
6 16 (12.31%) MCSA
7 10 (7.69%) CCSA
7 10 (7.69%) CCSP
8 6 (4.62%) CCIE
8 6 (4.62%) CISSP
8 6 (4.62%) MCSE
8 6 (4.62%) PMI Certification
8 6 (4.62%) SSCP
9 5 (3.85%) Security Cleared
10 4 (3.08%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (3.08%) PhD
10 4 (3.08%) SC Cleared
11 3 (2.31%) PMP
12 2 (1.54%) Citrix Certification
12 2 (1.54%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (26.15%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (19.23%) Active Directory
2 14 (10.77%) Terminal Services
3 9 (6.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (4.62%) XenServer
5 2 (1.54%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.54%) vSphere
5 2 (1.54%) XenApp
5 2 (1.54%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (7.69%) Cisco CUCM
1 10 (7.69%) FortiGate
2 8 (6.15%) CiscoWorks
2 8 (6.15%) Nagios
2 8 (6.15%) SolarWinds Orion
3 7 (5.38%) Backup Exec
4 4 (3.08%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 84 (64.62%) Cisco
2 45 (34.62%) Juniper
3 31 (23.85%) CheckPoint
4 26 (20.00%) Palo Alto
5 24 (18.46%) Microsoft
6 22 (16.92%) Citrix
7 16 (12.31%) IronPort
8 15 (11.54%) BT
9 14 (10.77%) Nokia
10 12 (9.23%) VMware
11 11 (8.46%) F5
12 9 (6.92%) Barracuda Networks
13 8 (6.15%) Blue Coat
13 8 (6.15%) EMC
13 8 (6.15%) HP
13 8 (6.15%) SolarWinds
14 7 (5.38%) Sourcefire
15 5 (3.85%) Ericsson
16 4 (3.08%) Forcepoint
16 4 (3.08%) Polycom
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