The table below looks at the statistics for PSTN skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited PSTN over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Public Switched Telecom Network (PSTN)
Rank 853 781 842
Rank change year-on-year
-72 +61
Permanent jobs citing PSTN 46 92 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.040% 0.086% 0.040%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.22% 0.49% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 41 83 41
Average salary £40,000 £50,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £32,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,500 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-9.21% -5.00%

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
20844 18712 21570
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.91% 17.59% 18.46%
Number of salaries quoted 16538 15112 17643
Average salary £44,500 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.13% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £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

PSTN
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing PSTN within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 29 August 2014 within the UK.

PSTN Salary Histogram in the UK

PSTN
Top 26 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PSTN within the UK over the 3 months to 29 August 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
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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 -82 43 £40,000 -20.00% 7
London -15 17 £45,000 -15.49% 3
South East -39 11 £52,500 +31.25% 3
East of England -8 6 £27,000 -55.00%
Berkshire -14 6 £65,000 +73.33%
North West - 5 £20,000 -
City of London -11 4 £36,500 -35.39% 1
Reading -13 4 £65,000 +73.33%
Cambridgeshire - 4 £32,500 -
Manchester - 4 £20,000 -
Cambridge - 4 £32,500 -
Surrey -14 2 £52,500 +31.25% 1
Hertfordshire -17 2 £23,250 -61.25%
Yorkshire -47 2 £62,500 +180.89%
West Sussex - 2 £55,000 - 1
West Yorkshire - 2 £62,500 -
Hertford - 2 £23,250 -
Horsham - 2 £55,000 - 1
Leeds - 2 £62,500 -
Kent -5 1 £20,000 -66.66%
Scotland -19 1 £28,000 -13.84%
Merseyside - 1 £19,000 -
Fife - 1 £28,000 -
Tonbridge - 1 £20,000 -
Liverpool - 1 £19,000 -
Ilford - 1 £37,500 -

PSTN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing PSTN 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 PSTN.

1 43 (52.44%) TCP/IP
1 43 (52.44%) Microsoft
2 42 (51.22%) MPLS
2 42 (51.22%) Unified Communications
3 39 (47.56%) DNS
4 38 (46.34%) Windows
5 37 (45.12%) Lync
6 36 (43.90%) PBX
7 35 (42.68%) MS Exchange
8 34 (41.46%) VPN
9 33 (40.24%) Blackberry
9 33 (40.24%) Exchange Server 2010
10 31 (37.80%) Load Balancing
10 31 (37.80%) Mitel
10 31 (37.80%) DHCP
11 30 (36.59%) Firewall
11 30 (36.59%) Polycom
12 28 (34.15%) VoIP
13 27 (32.93%) Siemens
14 26 (31.71%) SMTP
14 26 (31.71%) H.323
14 26 (31.71%) Windows Server 2008
15 24 (29.27%) Service Delivery
16 23 (28.05%) Change Management
16 23 (28.05%) Microsoft Certification
17 22 (26.83%) MCSE
17 22 (26.83%) MCTS
17 22 (26.83%) MCITP
18 20 (24.39%) Office Communications Server
19 19 (23.17%) Cisco

PSTN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing PSTN 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 PSTN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 37 (45.12%) Lync
2 35 (42.68%) MS Exchange
3 33 (40.24%) Exchange Server 2010
4 20 (24.39%) Office Communications Server
5 4 (4.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (3.66%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (2.44%) IIS
7 2 (2.44%) CMS
7 2 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 13 (15.85%) MS Excel
2 11 (13.41%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 43 (52.44%) TCP/IP
2 42 (51.22%) MPLS
2 42 (51.22%) Unified Communications
3 39 (47.56%) DNS
4 36 (43.90%) PBX
5 34 (41.46%) VPN
6 31 (37.80%) DHCP
7 30 (36.59%) Firewall
8 28 (34.15%) VoIP
9 26 (31.71%) SMTP
9 26 (31.71%) H.323
10 17 (20.73%) Ethernet
11 12 (14.63%) ISDN
11 12 (14.63%) xDSL
12 10 (12.20%) Wireless
12 10 (12.20%) SDH
12 10 (12.20%) WAN
13 9 (10.98%) LAN
14 7 (8.54%) ADSL
14 7 (8.54%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.44%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (2.44%) JUnit
1 2 (2.44%) Visual Studio
General
1 19 (23.17%) Telecoms
2 9 (10.98%) Finance
3 4 (4.88%) Banking
3 4 (4.88%) Marketing
4 2 (2.44%) French Language
4 2 (2.44%) Law
5 1 (1.22%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 17 (20.73%) Communications Engineer
2 11 (13.41%) Communications Manager
3 10 (12.20%) Solutions Consultant
3 10 (12.20%) Senior Consultant
3 10 (12.20%) Consultant
4 8 (9.76%) Network Engineer
5 7 (8.54%) Support Engineer
6 5 (6.10%) Analyst
6 5 (6.10%) Support Analyst
7 4 (4.88%) Project Coordinator
7 4 (4.88%) Java Software Engineer
7 4 (4.88%) Software Engineer
7 4 (4.88%) Coordinator
7 4 (4.88%) Core Network Engineer
8 3 (3.66%) Network Support
8 3 (3.66%) Network Support Engineer
9 2 (2.44%) Technical Support Engineer
9 2 (2.44%) Senior Software Developer
9 2 (2.44%) Technical Engineer
9 2 (2.44%) Junior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.88%) Servlets
1 4 (4.88%) Web Services
2 2 (2.44%) OLE
3 1 (1.22%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 33 (40.24%) Blackberry
2 11 (13.41%) CMDB
3 9 (10.98%) PKI
4 4 (4.88%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.66%) Statistics
6 2 (2.44%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.22%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.22%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 38 (46.34%) Windows
2 26 (31.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (7.32%) Windows 8
4 5 (6.10%) Linux
4 5 (6.10%) Windows XP
4 5 (6.10%) Windows Vista
5 4 (4.88%) Windows 2000
5 4 (4.88%) Windows NT
5 4 (4.88%) UNIX
6 2 (2.44%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.44%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.44%) Android
7 1 (1.22%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (37.80%) Load Balancing
2 24 (29.27%) Service Delivery
3 23 (28.05%) Change Management
4 13 (15.85%) ITIL
4 13 (15.85%) Continuous Improvement
5 9 (10.98%) ITIL V3
5 9 (10.98%) PRINCE2
6 6 (7.32%) Scrum
7 4 (4.88%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (4.88%) Software Engineering
8 3 (3.66%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (3.66%) Migration
8 3 (3.66%) Network Load Balancing
9 2 (2.44%) Security Testing
9 2 (2.44%) Embedded Software Development
9 2 (2.44%) Network Monitoring
9 2 (2.44%) Penetration Testing
9 2 (2.44%) Capacity Planning
9 2 (2.44%) Business Development
9 2 (2.44%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.54%) C
2 5 (6.10%) SQL
3 4 (4.88%) Java
4 2 (2.44%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.44%) R
4 2 (2.44%) C#
4 2 (2.44%) C++
Qualifications
1 23 (28.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (26.83%) MCSE
2 22 (26.83%) MCTS
2 22 (26.83%) MCITP
3 9 (10.98%) MCSA
4 5 (6.10%) CCNA
4 5 (6.10%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (3.66%) Avaya Certification
5 3 (3.66%) CCVP
5 3 (3.66%) Degree
6 2 (2.44%) PCI QSA
6 2 (2.44%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.44%) DV Cleared
6 2 (2.44%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.22%) MCP
7 1 (1.22%) CCIE
7 1 (1.22%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (2.44%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (12.20%) UAG
2 1 (1.22%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.22%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (2.44%) SCOM
2 1 (1.22%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.22%) SCCM
Vendors
1 43 (52.44%) Microsoft
2 31 (37.80%) Mitel
3 30 (36.59%) Polycom
4 27 (32.93%) Siemens
5 19 (23.17%) Cisco
6 7 (8.54%) Avaya
7 4 (4.88%) Sybase
7 4 (4.88%) NEC
8 2 (2.44%) VMware
8 2 (2.44%) Fortinet
8 2 (2.44%) SolarWinds
8 2 (2.44%) F5
8 2 (2.44%) Verint
8 2 (2.44%) Aerohive Networks
8 2 (2.44%) Citrix
8 2 (2.44%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.22%) Apple
9 1 (1.22%) HP
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