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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Public Switched Telecom Network (PSTN)
Rank 877 900 780
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -120
Permanent jobs citing PSTN 25 38 104
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.023% 0.032% 0.096%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.13% 0.19% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 17 36 91
Average salary £50,000 £57,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.04% +49.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,600 £32,500 £37,200
10% offered a salary of more than £58,500 £71,250 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £55,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-54.54% +46.66%

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
18879 20458 20390
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.06% 17.32% 18.78%
Number of salaries quoted 15383 16370 16541
Average salary £45,000 £44,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.12% +4.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 3 July 2015 within the UK.

PSTN Salary Histogram in the UK

PSTN
Top 22 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 3 July 2015. 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 +11 24 £50,000 -13.04% 9
South East +19 10 £42,500 -24.44% 3
London +6 8 £52,500 -19.23% 2
Berkshire -1 6 £57,500 -13.20%
City of London +39 5 £52,500 +50.00% 1
Gloucestershire - 4 - -
South West - 4 - -
Gloucester - 4 - -
Reading -4 3 - -
Stafford - 2 £25,000 -
West Midlands - 2 £25,000 -
Staffordshire - 2 £25,000 -
Surrey - 2 £24,500 - 1
Maidenhead - 2 £58,750 -
Scotland +3 1 - -
Guildford - 1 £25,000 -
Bracknell - 1 £19,500 -
Camberley - 1 £24,000 -
Crawley - 1 £50,000 -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 £50,000 -
Hampshire - 1 £42,500 - 2

PSTN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 35 (50.72%) Telecoms
2 29 (42.03%) Windows
3 23 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 22 (31.88%) Cisco
4 22 (31.88%) MPLS
5 21 (30.43%) ISDN
5 21 (30.43%) VoIP
6 20 (28.99%) DNS
7 17 (24.64%) Ethernet
7 17 (24.64%) Microsoft
7 17 (24.64%) LAN
8 15 (21.74%) DHCP
9 14 (20.29%) GSM
9 14 (20.29%) WAN
10 13 (18.84%) Firewall
10 13 (18.84%) VMware
10 13 (18.84%) Windows 7
11 12 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
11 12 (17.39%) TCP/IP
11 12 (17.39%) VPN
11 12 (17.39%) Cisco Certification
12 11 (15.94%) Service Management
12 11 (15.94%) DOCSIS
12 11 (15.94%) DSLAM
12 11 (15.94%) Product Management
12 11 (15.94%) Network Design
12 11 (15.94%) xDSL
13 10 (14.49%) SAN
13 10 (14.49%) Windows XP
13 10 (14.49%) Linux

PSTN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 7 (10.14%) Lync
2 5 (7.25%) MS Exchange
3 4 (5.80%) CMS
4 2 (2.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (2.90%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (1.45%) IIS
5 1 (1.45%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 8 (11.59%) MS Office
2 5 (7.25%) MS Excel
2 5 (7.25%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (11.59%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (31.88%) MPLS
2 21 (30.43%) ISDN
2 21 (30.43%) VoIP
3 20 (28.99%) DNS
4 17 (24.64%) Ethernet
4 17 (24.64%) LAN
5 15 (21.74%) DHCP
6 14 (20.29%) WAN
6 14 (20.29%) GSM
7 13 (18.84%) Firewall
8 12 (17.39%) TCP/IP
8 12 (17.39%) VPN
9 11 (15.94%) DOCSIS
9 11 (15.94%) DSLAM
9 11 (15.94%) xDSL
10 10 (14.49%) SAN
11 9 (13.04%) GPRS
11 9 (13.04%) ADSL
11 9 (13.04%) PBX
12 8 (11.59%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.25%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (7.25%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (7.25%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (7.25%) OpenSTA
General
1 35 (50.72%) Telecoms
2 9 (13.04%) Marketing
3 8 (11.59%) Finance
4 6 (8.70%) Retail
5 3 (4.35%) Advertising
5 3 (4.35%) Banking
6 1 (1.45%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 11 (15.94%) Support Engineer
1 11 (15.94%) Product Manager
2 10 (14.49%) Technical Support
3 8 (11.59%) Technical Engineer
3 8 (11.59%) Technical Support Engineer
4 7 (10.14%) 3rd Line Support
5 5 (7.25%) Desktop Support
5 5 (7.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (7.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 5 (7.25%) 3rd Line Technical Support
5 5 (7.25%) Test Leader
6 4 (5.80%) Avaya Engineer
6 4 (5.80%) Cisco Engineer
6 4 (5.80%) Network Engineer
7 3 (4.35%) Analyst
7 3 (4.35%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (4.35%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 3 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (4.35%) Administrator
7 3 (4.35%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.90%) COM
2 1 (1.45%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.14%) Data Centre
2 6 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.80%) Smartphone
4 2 (2.90%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.90%) IVR
4 2 (2.90%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.45%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.45%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.45%) User Experience
5 1 (1.45%) PKI
5 1 (1.45%) Statistics
5 1 (1.45%) SCADA
5 1 (1.45%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.45%) BYOD
5 1 (1.45%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 29 (42.03%) Windows
2 13 (18.84%) Windows 7
3 10 (14.49%) Linux
3 10 (14.49%) Windows XP
4 9 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (11.59%) Windows 8
6 7 (10.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (7.25%) UNIX
8 4 (5.80%) Windows 2000 Server
8 4 (5.80%) Ubuntu
9 3 (4.35%) Windows 2000
9 3 (4.35%) Windows NT
10 2 (2.90%) Windows Vista
11 1 (1.45%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (15.94%) Service Management
1 11 (15.94%) Network Design
1 11 (15.94%) Product Management
2 8 (11.59%) ITIL
3 7 (10.14%) Project Management
4 6 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (7.25%) Software Testing
6 4 (5.80%) Problem Management
7 3 (4.35%) Use Case
7 3 (4.35%) WFM
7 3 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (4.35%) Service Delivery
7 3 (4.35%) CRM
7 3 (4.35%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (4.35%) Test Automation
8 2 (2.90%) Automation Testing
8 2 (2.90%) Cisco ICM Scripting
8 2 (2.90%) Financial Modelling
8 2 (2.90%) ITIL V3
8 2 (2.90%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 7 (10.14%) PowerShell
2 5 (7.25%) VB
3 4 (5.80%) SQL
4 2 (2.90%) C
5 1 (1.45%) PHP
5 1 (1.45%) Python
5 1 (1.45%) Lua
5 1 (1.45%) R
Qualifications
1 12 (17.39%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (13.04%) CCNP
2 9 (13.04%) CCNA
3 8 (11.59%) Degree
4 5 (7.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (5.80%) SC Cleared
5 4 (5.80%) Security Cleared
6 3 (4.35%) Avaya Certification
6 3 (4.35%) MCSE
7 2 (2.90%) MCSA
7 2 (2.90%) CCVP
7 2 (2.90%) MCITP
7 2 (2.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (2.90%) MCP
8 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Certified Architect
8 1 (1.45%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.70%) QA
2 3 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 12 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (7.25%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (11.59%) Cisco CUCM
2 5 (7.25%) Cisco UCCX
3 4 (5.80%) Cisco IPCC
4 3 (4.35%) SCCM
4 3 (4.35%) Cisco UCCE
4 3 (4.35%) DameWare
5 1 (1.45%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 22 (31.88%) Cisco
2 17 (24.64%) Microsoft
3 13 (18.84%) VMware
4 9 (13.04%) Avaya
5 7 (10.14%) BT
6 5 (7.25%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 5 (7.25%) Oracle
6 5 (7.25%) HP
6 5 (7.25%) Dell
6 5 (7.25%) EMC
6 5 (7.25%) Ericsson
6 5 (7.25%) Nokia
6 5 (7.25%) Huawei
7 4 (5.80%) Red Hat
7 4 (5.80%) Verint
8 3 (4.35%) Altiris
8 3 (4.35%) Sybase
9 2 (2.90%) Apple
9 2 (2.90%) Acme Packet
10 1 (1.45%) F5
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