The table below looks at the statistics for PSTN skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited PSTN over the 3 months to 28 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Public Switched Telecom Network (PSTN)
Rank 872 939 952
Rank change year-on-year
+67 +13
Permanent jobs citing PSTN 43 29 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.044% 0.026% 0.035%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.26% 0.16% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 35 22 39
Median salary £33,000 £42,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-22.35% -22.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,488 £24,050 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,000 £70,500
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £42,049 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-22.70% -6.55%

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
16583 18590 20776
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.91% 16.92% 17.64%
Number of salaries quoted 13798 15290 16608
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

PSTN
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing PSTN as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

PSTN Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

PSTN
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing PSTN within the UK.

PSTN Salary Trend in the UK

PSTN
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing PSTN over the 3 months to 28 July 2016 within the UK.

PSTN Salary Histogram in the UK

PSTN
Top 23 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PSTN within the UK over the 3 months to 28 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 +60 40 £33,000 -22.35% 7
South East +33 18 £42,500 +25.92% 1
Berkshire +13 11 £45,000 -21.73%
London +46 10 £34,500 -34.28% 4
Reading +18 8 £51,250 -
North West +12 6 £31,000 -28.73% 2
Manchester -2 6 £31,000 -28.73%
Hampshire +6 4 £63,750 +50.00%
West Midlands -9 4 £27,500 +10.00%
Shropshire - 3 £27,500 -
Telford - 3 £27,500 -
Surrey +24 2 £18,000 -25.77%
Bracknell -9 2 £25,500 +30.76%
Hemel Hempstead - 2 £62,500 -
Farnham - 2 £18,000 -
East of England - 2 £62,500 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £62,500 -
City of London +60 1 £55,000 +4.76% 2
West Sussex 0 1 £20,000 -60.00% 1
Maidenhead -6 1 £65,000 +10.63%
Horsham - 1 £20,000 - 1
Glasgow - 1 £34,000 - 1
Scotland - 1 £34,000 - 1

PSTN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, IT jobs citing PSTN 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 PSTN.

1 48 (44.86%) Cisco
2 44 (41.12%) Telecoms
3 43 (40.19%) Microsoft
4 40 (37.38%) Windows
5 39 (36.45%) ISDN
6 34 (31.78%) WAN
7 33 (30.84%) VoIP
7 33 (30.84%) ITIL
8 32 (29.91%) Cisco Certification
9 31 (28.97%) ADSL
10 30 (28.04%) Firewall
11 29 (27.10%) LAN
12 27 (25.23%) DNS
13 25 (23.36%) Degree
13 25 (23.36%) Presales
14 23 (21.50%) Linux
15 22 (20.56%) GPRS
15 22 (20.56%) GSM
16 21 (19.63%) PBX
16 21 (19.63%) CCNA
16 21 (19.63%) 3G
16 21 (19.63%) 4G
17 20 (18.69%) Skype for Business
17 20 (18.69%) MPLS
18 19 (17.76%) Service Delivery
19 18 (16.82%) Unix
20 17 (15.89%) Internet
21 16 (14.95%) Wi-Fi
21 16 (14.95%) CDMA
21 16 (14.95%) ATM

PSTN
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 20 (18.69%) Skype for Business
2 4 (3.74%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (3.74%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (3.74%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 14 (13.08%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.87%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (9.35%) Office 365
2 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 39 (36.45%) ISDN
2 34 (31.78%) WAN
3 33 (30.84%) VoIP
4 31 (28.97%) ADSL
5 30 (28.04%) Firewall
6 29 (27.10%) LAN
7 27 (25.23%) DNS
8 22 (20.56%) GPRS
8 22 (20.56%) GSM
9 21 (19.63%) 3G
9 21 (19.63%) 4G
9 21 (19.63%) PBX
10 20 (18.69%) MPLS
11 17 (15.89%) Internet
12 16 (14.95%) 3GPP
12 16 (14.95%) ATM
12 16 (14.95%) CDMA
12 16 (14.95%) UMTS
12 16 (14.95%) WCDMA
12 16 (14.95%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.61%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.74%) Oracle Database
2 4 (3.74%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (3.74%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.80%) Big Data
4 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 44 (41.12%) Telecoms
2 15 (14.02%) Finance
3 5 (4.67%) Electronics
4 4 (3.74%) Banking
5 3 (2.80%) Advertising
5 3 (2.80%) Billing
6 2 (1.87%) Back Office
6 2 (1.87%) Retail
7 1 (0.93%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 34 (31.78%) Network Engineer
2 20 (18.69%) Support Engineer
3 15 (14.02%) Analyst
3 15 (14.02%) Core Network Engineer
4 13 (12.15%) Voice Engineer
5 12 (11.21%) Network Support
5 12 (11.21%) Network Support Engineer
6 11 (10.28%) Consultant
7 10 (9.35%) Operations Analyst
7 10 (9.35%) Technical Analyst
7 10 (9.35%) Technical Operations Analyst
8 7 (6.54%) Technical Support
8 7 (6.54%) VoLTE Engineer
9 6 (5.61%) Business Consultant
9 6 (5.61%) Technical Engineer
10 5 (4.67%) Mobile Engineer
10 5 (4.67%) Network Administrator
10 5 (4.67%) Network Systems Engineer
10 5 (4.67%) Presales Consultant
10 5 (4.67%) Systems Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.67%) 802.1X
2 4 (3.74%) VXML
3 1 (0.93%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 15 (14.02%) Driving Licence
2 11 (10.28%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (9.35%) Handset
4 5 (4.67%) Data Centre
4 5 (4.67%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (3.74%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.74%) Cybercrime
5 4 (3.74%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 4 (3.74%) IVR
5 4 (3.74%) Mathematics
6 3 (2.80%) Blackberry
6 3 (2.80%) CMDB
7 2 (1.87%) EPoS
7 2 (1.87%) iPad
7 2 (1.87%) PKI
7 2 (1.87%) Statistics
8 1 (0.93%) FMCG
8 1 (0.93%) Life Science
8 1 (0.93%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.93%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 40 (37.38%) Windows
2 23 (21.50%) Linux
3 18 (16.82%) Unix
4 15 (14.02%) Windows 2000
4 15 (14.02%) Windows NT
5 13 (12.15%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (9.35%) Android
6 10 (9.35%) Mac OS
6 10 (9.35%) Windows Server
7 9 (8.41%) Windows 7
8 6 (5.61%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (4.67%) Windows 10
9 5 (4.67%) Windows 8
9 5 (4.67%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (3.74%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (30.84%) ITIL
2 25 (23.36%) Presales
3 19 (17.76%) Service Delivery
4 12 (11.21%) Time Management
5 10 (9.35%) B2B
5 10 (9.35%) CRM
5 10 (9.35%) Project Management
6 9 (8.41%) Problem Management
7 8 (7.48%) Network Design
8 7 (6.54%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (5.61%) Logistics
10 4 (3.74%) Capacity Planning
10 4 (3.74%) Change Management
10 4 (3.74%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (3.74%) Cybersecurity
10 4 (3.74%) Digital Signal Processing
10 4 (3.74%) Incident Management
10 4 (3.74%) Load Balancing
10 4 (3.74%) Service Management
10 4 (3.74%) Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.74%) PowerShell
2 3 (2.80%) SQL
3 1 (0.93%) Bash Shell
3 1 (0.93%) Perl
3 1 (0.93%) PHP
3 1 (0.93%) Python
3 1 (0.93%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 32 (29.91%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (23.36%) Degree
3 21 (19.63%) CCNA
4 13 (12.15%) CCNP
5 9 (8.41%) CCNP Voice
6 8 (7.48%) Security Cleared
7 7 (6.54%) DV Cleared
7 7 (6.54%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (4.67%) MCSE
9 4 (3.74%) MCITP
9 4 (3.74%) MCSA
10 3 (2.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (1.87%) CCSA
11 2 (1.87%) CCVP
12 1 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.93%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.61%) SLA
2 4 (3.74%) COBIT
3 2 (1.87%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.87%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (6.54%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.67%) Squid
4 4 (3.74%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.87%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.87%) KVM
5 2 (1.87%) Terminal Services
5 2 (1.87%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (7.48%) Cisco CUCM
2 7 (6.54%) Cisco UCCX
3 5 (4.67%) Cisco IPCC
3 5 (4.67%) Cisco UCCE
4 4 (3.74%) SCOM
5 1 (0.93%) SCCM
Vendors
1 48 (44.86%) Cisco
2 43 (40.19%) Microsoft
3 16 (14.95%) Sybase
4 14 (13.08%) HP
5 13 (12.15%) Sonus
6 12 (11.21%) Openreach
7 9 (8.41%) Mitel
7 9 (8.41%) VMware
8 8 (7.48%) Huawei
9 7 (6.54%) Juniper
10 6 (5.61%) Ericsson
10 6 (5.61%) Polycom
11 5 (4.67%) Oracle
11 5 (4.67%) Red Box
12 4 (3.74%) Avaya
12 4 (3.74%) BT
12 4 (3.74%) Citrix
12 4 (3.74%) Dell
12 4 (3.74%) EMC
13 3 (2.80%) Redknee
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