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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Public Switched Telecom Network (PSTN)
Rank 851 876 795
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -81
Permanent jobs citing PSTN 51 48 94
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.046% 0.041% 0.087%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.28% 0.23% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 38 43 85
Average salary £43,500 £40,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.75% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,350 £20,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,950 £70,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,049 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +5.26%

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
18408 21006 19116
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.64% 18.09% 17.74%
Number of salaries quoted 15295 16594 15434
Average salary £45,000 £44,500 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.12% +1.13%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 2 September 2015 within the UK.

PSTN Salary Histogram in the UK

PSTN
Top 30 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 2 September 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 +31 51 £43,500 -3.33% 8
South East -12 17 £40,000 -23.80% 4
London +3 11 £53,500 +18.88% 1
South West - 11 £49,000 - 2
Wiltshire - 11 £49,000 - 2
Swindon - 10 £49,000 - 2
Berkshire +11 8 £19,500 -70.00%
Manchester +7 7 £42,049 +110.24%
North West -2 7 £42,049 +110.24%
Reading +4 5 - -
City of London +25 4 £52,500 +43.83%
Oxfordshire - 4 £44,250 - 3
Surrey +6 3 £24,500 -53.33%
Hampshire - 2 £42,500 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 - -
Altrincham - 2 £43,500 -
Rochdale - 2 £20,000 -
Bracknell - 2 £19,500 -
Banbury - 2 £48,500 - 1
Guildford - 2 £24,750 -
North East - 2 - -
Tyne and Wear - 2 - -
East Midlands - 2 - - 1
West Midlands - 1 £25,000 -
Salisbury - 1 £41,500 -
Stafford - 1 £25,000 -
Maidenhead - 1 £60,000 -
Staffordshire - 1 £25,000 -
Leicestershire - 1 - -
Northamptonshire - 1 - -

PSTN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 37 (42.05%) Cisco
2 34 (38.64%) Windows
3 33 (37.50%) Telecoms
4 26 (29.55%) DNS
5 23 (26.14%) ITIL
5 23 (26.14%) Firewall
5 23 (26.14%) Cisco CUCM
6 22 (25.00%) GSM
7 19 (21.59%) VoIP
7 19 (21.59%) Finance
7 19 (21.59%) Cisco UCCX
8 18 (20.45%) Windows 7
8 18 (20.45%) ISDN
8 18 (20.45%) PBX
9 17 (19.32%) Active Directory
9 17 (19.32%) Cisco Certification
9 17 (19.32%) Cisco UCCE
10 16 (18.18%) TCP/IP
10 16 (18.18%) LAN
10 16 (18.18%) Linux
10 16 (18.18%) F5
11 15 (17.05%) ADSL
11 15 (17.05%) Nagios
11 15 (17.05%) WFM
12 14 (15.91%) MPLS
12 14 (15.91%) Microsoft
12 14 (15.91%) WAN
12 14 (15.91%) CCNP
12 14 (15.91%) Verint
13 13 (14.77%) Cisco Nexus

PSTN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 8 (9.09%) Lync
2 7 (7.95%) MS Exchange
3 5 (5.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (4.55%) Apache
5 3 (3.41%) CMS
6 2 (2.27%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (1.14%) Live Communications Server
7 1 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.14%) IIS
7 1 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (5.68%) MS Office
1 5 (5.68%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 26 (29.55%) DNS
2 23 (26.14%) Firewall
3 22 (25.00%) GSM
4 19 (21.59%) VoIP
5 18 (20.45%) PBX
5 18 (20.45%) ISDN
6 16 (18.18%) LAN
6 16 (18.18%) TCP/IP
7 15 (17.05%) ADSL
8 14 (15.91%) WAN
8 14 (15.91%) MPLS
9 13 (14.77%) GPRS
9 13 (14.77%) Ethernet
9 13 (14.77%) Cisco ASA
9 13 (14.77%) Unified Communications
9 13 (14.77%) Cisco Nexus
10 12 (13.64%) DHCP
11 11 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 11 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 11 (12.50%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.36%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.95%) MySQL
3 5 (5.68%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (5.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (5.68%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (5.68%) OpenSTA
General
1 33 (37.50%) Telecoms
2 19 (21.59%) Finance
3 7 (7.95%) Banking
3 7 (7.95%) Multimedia
4 4 (4.55%) Marketing
4 4 (4.55%) Retail
5 3 (3.41%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.27%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 10 (11.36%) Network Engineer
2 8 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
2 8 (9.09%) Technical Support
2 8 (9.09%) Support Engineer
3 7 (7.95%) 3rd Line Support
4 6 (6.82%) 2nd Line Support
4 6 (6.82%) Technical Support Engineer
4 6 (6.82%) Technical Engineer
4 6 (6.82%) Analyst
5 5 (5.68%) Product Manager
5 5 (5.68%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 5 (5.68%) Test Leader
5 5 (5.68%) 3rd Line Technical Support
6 4 (4.55%) SCADA Engineer
6 4 (4.55%) Delivery Manager
6 4 (4.55%) Services Delivery Manager
6 4 (4.55%) Service Manager
6 4 (4.55%) IT Manager
6 4 (4.55%) Desktop Support
6 4 (4.55%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.55%) Sensu
2 3 (3.41%) 802.1X
3 2 (2.27%) HTML
4 1 (1.14%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.50%) Video Conferencing
1 11 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 11 (12.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 6 (6.82%) Computer Science
2 6 (6.82%) IVR
3 5 (5.68%) Blackberry
3 5 (5.68%) Data Centre
4 4 (4.55%) EPoS
4 4 (4.55%) Online Banking
4 4 (4.55%) SCADA
5 2 (2.27%) Smartphone
5 2 (2.27%) Statistics
5 2 (2.27%) Private Cloud
5 2 (2.27%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.14%) BYOD
6 1 (1.14%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 34 (38.64%) Windows
2 18 (20.45%) Windows 7
3 16 (18.18%) Linux
4 13 (14.77%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (14.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (11.36%) UNIX
5 10 (11.36%) Windows 8
6 9 (10.23%) Windows XP
7 8 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (4.55%) SUSE
8 4 (4.55%) CentOS
9 3 (3.41%) Windows Vista
9 3 (3.41%) Android
9 3 (3.41%) VMS
10 2 (2.27%) Ubuntu
10 2 (2.27%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (1.14%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.14%) Mac OS X
11 1 (1.14%) Windows 2000
11 1 (1.14%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (26.14%) ITIL
2 15 (17.05%) WFM
3 12 (13.64%) Project Management
3 12 (13.64%) Network Monitoring
4 9 (10.23%) Service Delivery
5 8 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (7.95%) Configuration Management
7 6 (6.82%) PRINCE2
7 6 (6.82%) Problem Management
7 6 (6.82%) Cisco ICM Scripting
8 5 (5.68%) Mentoring
8 5 (5.68%) Software Testing
8 5 (5.68%) Product Management
8 5 (5.68%) Service Management
8 5 (5.68%) Network Design
9 4 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (4.55%) Scrum
9 4 (4.55%) B2B
9 4 (4.55%) Change Control
9 4 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (13.64%) PHP
1 12 (13.64%) Python
2 11 (12.50%) Perl
3 4 (4.55%) Ruby
3 4 (4.55%) Bash Shell
4 2 (2.27%) SQL
4 2 (2.27%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.14%) C
5 1 (1.14%) R
5 1 (1.14%) Lua
Qualifications
1 17 (19.32%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (15.91%) CCNP
3 13 (14.77%) Degree
4 7 (7.95%) CCIE
5 6 (6.82%) CCNA
5 6 (6.82%) CCVP
6 3 (3.41%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (3.41%) Avaya Certification
6 3 (3.41%) MCSE
7 2 (2.27%) MCSA
7 2 (2.27%) MCITP
7 2 (2.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (2.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (2.27%) SC Cleared
7 2 (2.27%) Security Cleared
8 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (13.64%) SLA
2 6 (6.82%) QA
System Software
1 17 (19.32%) Active Directory
2 10 (11.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.68%) VMware ESX
4 4 (4.55%) Kamailio
5 3 (3.41%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 23 (26.14%) Cisco CUCM
2 19 (21.59%) Cisco UCCX
3 17 (19.32%) Cisco UCCE
4 15 (17.05%) Nagios
5 11 (12.50%) CA Spectrum
6 8 (9.09%) Cisco IPCC
7 4 (4.55%) SCCM
7 4 (4.55%) DameWare
7 4 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (4.55%) HAProxy
7 4 (4.55%) Opsview
7 4 (4.55%) Graphite
8 3 (3.41%) AirWatch
9 1 (1.14%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 37 (42.05%) Cisco
2 16 (18.18%) F5
3 14 (15.91%) Microsoft
3 14 (15.91%) Verint
4 12 (13.64%) Intel
4 12 (13.64%) Juniper
5 11 (12.50%) CA
5 11 (12.50%) Nimsoft
5 11 (12.50%) Splunk
5 11 (12.50%) McAfee
5 11 (12.50%) Blue Coat
5 11 (12.50%) Lancope
6 10 (11.36%) VMware
6 10 (11.36%) HP
7 9 (10.23%) Dell
8 8 (9.09%) Avaya
9 6 (6.82%) BT
10 5 (5.68%) EMC
10 5 (5.68%) Oracle
11 4 (4.55%) Apple
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000-52,000
Posted: 5 days ago
South East
Vodafone
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Oxfordshire
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Swindon
CPS Group
Salary: £45k - 53k per year + generous bonus, flexi-time, pension
Posted: 9 days ago
Oxfordshire
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Voxsmart
Posted: 21 days ago
Oakham
Shortlist Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Generous Benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
Swindon
CPS Group
Salary: £45k - 53k per year + generous bonus, flexi-time, pension
Posted: 27 days ago