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 29 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Public Switched Telecom Network (PSTN)
Rank 869 904 941
Rank change year-on-year
+35 +37
Permanent jobs citing PSTN 51 46 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.052% 0.043% 0.040%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.31% 0.26% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 46 34 42
Median salary £36,000 £43,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-17.24% +8.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,298 £20,150 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £54,550 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,750 £42,049 £34,500
% change year-on-year
-7.84% +21.87%

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
16461 17992 21166
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.84% 16.72% 18.19%
Number of salaries quoted 13616 14916 16742
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +1.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 29 August 2016 within the UK.

PSTN Salary Histogram in the UK

PSTN
Top 29 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 29 August 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 +39 46 £37,500 -13.79% 3
South East +32 16 £60,000 +77.77%
London +41 14 £33,000 -38.31%
North West +16 11 £32,500 -22.70% 3
Manchester -2 9 £32,500 -22.70% 3
Berkshire +1 8 £52,500 +169.23%
Hampshire +11 6 £70,000 +64.70%
Reading +7 6 £52,500 -
South West -4 4 £70,000 +42.85%
Cheltenham - 4 £70,000 -
Romsey - 4 £70,000 -
Gloucestershire - 4 £70,000 -
West Midlands -5 3 £27,500 +10.00%
Telford - 3 £27,500 -
Shropshire - 3 £27,500 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £62,500 -
Cheshire - 2 £47,000 -
Warrington - 2 £47,000 -
Hemel Hempstead - 2 £62,500 -
East of England - 2 £62,500 -
City of London +45 1 £55,000 +4.76%
Surrey +30 1 £20,000 -18.36%
Bracknell -6 1 £26,000 +33.33%
Maidenhead -12 1 £65,000 +8.33%
Scotland - 1 £34,000 - 1
West Sussex - 1 £20,000 -
Horsham - 1 £20,000 -
Glasgow - 1 £34,000 - 1
Farnham - 1 £20,000 -

PSTN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 45 (44.55%) Cisco
2 41 (40.59%) Telecoms
3 38 (37.62%) ADSL
4 37 (36.63%) WAN
5 36 (35.64%) LAN
5 36 (35.64%) VoIP
6 33 (32.67%) Microsoft
7 32 (31.68%) Firewall
8 31 (30.69%) ISDN
8 31 (30.69%) ITIL
9 30 (29.70%) Cisco Certification
9 30 (29.70%) MPLS
10 29 (28.71%) DNS
11 27 (26.73%) Windows
12 23 (22.77%) CCNA
12 23 (22.77%) 4G
13 21 (20.79%) Degree
14 20 (19.80%) Internet
14 20 (19.80%) Linux
15 19 (18.81%) 3G
15 19 (18.81%) Wi-Fi
16 18 (17.82%) PBX
16 18 (17.82%) Broadband
16 18 (17.82%) Ethernet
16 18 (17.82%) Skype for Business
17 17 (16.83%) SMTP
18 16 (15.84%) Service Delivery
19 15 (14.85%) HP
19 15 (14.85%) Driving Licence
19 15 (14.85%) Presales

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 18 (17.82%) Skype for Business
2 3 (2.97%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (2.97%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (2.97%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 14 (13.86%) MS Excel
2 8 (7.92%) Mozilla Thunderbird
3 2 (1.98%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.91%) Office 365
2 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 38 (37.62%) ADSL
2 37 (36.63%) WAN
3 36 (35.64%) LAN
3 36 (35.64%) VoIP
4 32 (31.68%) Firewall
5 31 (30.69%) ISDN
6 30 (29.70%) MPLS
7 29 (28.71%) DNS
8 23 (22.77%) 4G
9 20 (19.80%) Internet
10 19 (18.81%) 3G
10 19 (18.81%) Wi-Fi
11 18 (17.82%) Broadband
11 18 (17.82%) Ethernet
11 18 (17.82%) PBX
12 17 (16.83%) SMTP
13 14 (13.86%) DHCP
13 14 (13.86%) LTE
13 14 (13.86%) Unified Communications
14 13 (12.87%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.93%) Big Data
2 5 (4.95%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.97%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.97%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (2.97%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 41 (40.59%) Telecoms
2 10 (9.90%) Finance
3 4 (3.96%) Electronics
3 4 (3.96%) Marketing
4 2 (1.98%) Advertising
4 2 (1.98%) Back Office
4 2 (1.98%) Billing
4 2 (1.98%) Retail
5 1 (0.99%) Banking
5 1 (0.99%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.99%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 23 (22.77%) Network Engineer
2 14 (13.86%) Support Engineer
3 12 (11.88%) Analyst
4 11 (10.89%) Consultant
5 9 (8.91%) Voice Engineer
6 8 (7.92%) Operations Analyst
6 8 (7.92%) Technical Analyst
6 8 (7.92%) Technical Operations Analyst
6 8 (7.92%) Technical Support
7 7 (6.93%) Architect
7 7 (6.93%) Network Support
7 7 (6.93%) Network Support Engineer
7 7 (6.93%) Technical Architect
8 6 (5.94%) Business Consultant
9 5 (4.95%) Mobile Engineer
9 5 (4.95%) Network Administrator
9 5 (4.95%) Network Systems Engineer
9 5 (4.95%) Presales Consultant
9 5 (4.95%) Systems Support Engineer
9 5 (4.95%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.95%) 802.1X
2 4 (3.96%) VXML
3 1 (0.99%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 15 (14.85%) Driving Licence
2 12 (11.88%) Handset
3 11 (10.89%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (7.92%) Data Centre
5 5 (4.95%) Computer Science
6 4 (3.96%) IVR
6 4 (3.96%) Mathematics
7 3 (2.97%) Blackberry
7 3 (2.97%) CMDB
7 3 (2.97%) Cybercrime
7 3 (2.97%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 2 (1.98%) EPoS
8 2 (1.98%) iPad
8 2 (1.98%) PKI
8 2 (1.98%) Statistics
9 1 (0.99%) Life Science
9 1 (0.99%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.99%) RSA SecurID
9 1 (0.99%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 27 (26.73%) Windows
2 20 (19.80%) Linux
3 12 (11.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (10.89%) Windows Server
5 8 (7.92%) Android
5 8 (7.92%) Mac OS
5 8 (7.92%) Windows 7
6 7 (6.93%) Unix
7 5 (4.95%) Windows 10
7 5 (4.95%) Windows 8
7 5 (4.95%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (4.95%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (3.96%) Windows 2000
8 4 (3.96%) Windows NT
9 3 (2.97%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (30.69%) ITIL
2 16 (15.84%) Service Delivery
3 15 (14.85%) Presales
4 12 (11.88%) Network Design
5 10 (9.90%) Time Management
6 9 (8.91%) Problem Management
6 9 (8.91%) Project Management
6 9 (8.91%) Service Management
7 8 (7.92%) B2B
7 8 (7.92%) CRM
8 7 (6.93%) Enterprise Architecture
8 7 (6.93%) MODAF
8 7 (6.93%) TOGAF
8 7 (6.93%) UML
9 6 (5.94%) Network Monitoring
10 5 (4.95%) Logistics
10 5 (4.95%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (3.96%) Change Management
11 4 (3.96%) Incident Management
11 4 (3.96%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.96%) PowerShell
2 3 (2.97%) SQL
3 1 (0.99%) Bash Shell
3 1 (0.99%) Perl
3 1 (0.99%) PHP
3 1 (0.99%) Python
3 1 (0.99%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 30 (29.70%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (22.77%) CCNA
3 21 (20.79%) Degree
4 12 (11.88%) Security Cleared
5 10 (9.90%) CCNP
5 10 (9.90%) DV Cleared
6 8 (7.92%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (6.93%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 6 (5.94%) MCSA
9 5 (4.95%) CCNP Voice
9 5 (4.95%) MCSE
10 3 (2.97%) MCITP
11 2 (1.98%) CCVP
12 1 (0.99%) CCDA
12 1 (0.99%) CCDP
12 1 (0.99%) CCIE
12 1 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.99%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.94%) SLA
2 3 (2.97%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.98%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (6.93%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.95%) Squid
2 5 (4.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.97%) VMware ESX
4 2 (1.98%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.98%) KVM
4 2 (1.98%) Terminal Services
4 2 (1.98%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (6.93%) Cisco CUCM
1 7 (6.93%) Cisco UCCX
2 5 (4.95%) Cisco IPCC
2 5 (4.95%) Cisco UCCE
3 4 (3.96%) SCOM
4 1 (0.99%) SCCM
Vendors
1 45 (44.55%) Cisco
2 33 (32.67%) Microsoft
3 15 (14.85%) HP
4 13 (12.87%) Sonus
5 10 (9.90%) Openreach
5 10 (9.90%) VMware
6 9 (8.91%) Mitel
7 8 (7.92%) Juniper
8 6 (5.94%) Polycom
9 5 (4.95%) Sybase
10 4 (3.96%) Avaya
10 4 (3.96%) BT
10 4 (3.96%) Citrix
10 4 (3.96%) Ericsson
10 4 (3.96%) F5
10 4 (3.96%) Oracle
11 3 (2.97%) Dell
11 3 (2.97%) EMC
11 3 (2.97%) Redknee
11 3 (2.97%) SolarWinds
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