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 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Public Switched Telecom Network (PSTN)
Rank 867 842 827
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -15
Permanent jobs citing PSTN 26 69 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.023% 0.062% 0.050%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.13% 0.36% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 17 60 47
Average salary £42,500 £55,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.72% +57.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £39,250 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £70,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,750 £42,500 £32,750
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +29.77%

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
20215 19108 21977
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.74% 17.27% 19.93%
Number of salaries quoted 16167 15275 18065
Average salary £42,500 £44,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.49% +4.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £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 21 November 2014 within the UK.

PSTN Salary Histogram in the UK

PSTN
Top 17 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 21 November 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 -55 25 £43,750 -23.91% 4
South East -9 14 £52,500 +10.52%
Berkshire +20 8 £48,500 -19.16%
Reading +8 6 £42,000 -16.00%
Surrey +10 4 £52,500 +20.00%
Manchester -21 4 £40,750 -4.11% 1
North West -37 4 £40,750 -4.11% 1
London -39 4 £33,000 -49.23% 1
City of London +23 3 - -
West Sussex - 2 £55,000 -
Sheffield -23 1 £21,500 - 1
South Yorkshire -30 1 £21,500 - 1
Yorkshire -35 1 £21,500 - 1
West Midlands - 1 £52,500 -
Camberley - 1 £20,000 -
Crawley - 1 - -
Horsham - 1 £55,000 -

PSTN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 33 (44.00%) Microsoft
2 28 (37.33%) VoIP
3 27 (36.00%) Windows
4 26 (34.67%) DNS
5 24 (32.00%) TCP/IP
6 23 (30.67%) PBX
6 23 (30.67%) Lync
7 20 (26.67%) ISDN
8 19 (25.33%) Cisco
8 19 (25.33%) MPLS
8 19 (25.33%) Unified Communications
8 19 (25.33%) Telecoms
9 18 (24.00%) MS Exchange
9 18 (24.00%) VPN
10 17 (22.67%) Change Management
10 17 (22.67%) Firewall
11 16 (21.33%) Exchange Server 2010
11 16 (21.33%) DHCP
11 16 (21.33%) MS Excel
12 15 (20.00%) Wireless
13 14 (18.67%) Load Balancing
13 14 (18.67%) Service Delivery
13 14 (18.67%) H.323
14 13 (17.33%) Blackberry
14 13 (17.33%) Ethernet
15 12 (16.00%) GPRS
15 12 (16.00%) SQL
15 12 (16.00%) MS Office
15 12 (16.00%) SMTP
15 12 (16.00%) Mitel

PSTN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 23 (30.67%) Lync
2 18 (24.00%) MS Exchange
3 16 (21.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (13.33%) Office Communications Server
5 6 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (5.33%) IIS
7 2 (2.67%) Apache
8 1 (1.33%) SharePoint
8 1 (1.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 16 (21.33%) MS Excel
2 12 (16.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (37.33%) VoIP
2 26 (34.67%) DNS
3 24 (32.00%) TCP/IP
4 23 (30.67%) PBX
5 20 (26.67%) ISDN
6 19 (25.33%) MPLS
6 19 (25.33%) Unified Communications
7 18 (24.00%) VPN
8 17 (22.67%) Firewall
9 16 (21.33%) DHCP
10 15 (20.00%) Wireless
11 14 (18.67%) H.323
12 13 (17.33%) Ethernet
13 12 (16.00%) SMTP
13 12 (16.00%) GPRS
14 10 (13.33%) LAN
15 9 (12.00%) GSM
15 9 (12.00%) ATM
15 9 (12.00%) CDMA
15 9 (12.00%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.33%) DB2
2 1 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (4.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.67%) JUnit
General
1 19 (25.33%) Telecoms
2 8 (10.67%) Marketing
3 6 (8.00%) Finance
4 3 (4.00%) French Language
5 2 (2.67%) Law
5 2 (2.67%) Banking
5 2 (2.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (16.00%) Network Engineer
2 9 (12.00%) Communications Engineer
3 8 (10.67%) Core Network Engineer
4 7 (9.33%) Support Engineer
5 5 (6.67%) Support Technician
5 5 (6.67%) Coordinator
6 4 (5.33%) Software Engineer
6 4 (5.33%) Senior Consultant
6 4 (5.33%) Consultant
6 4 (5.33%) Technical Support
6 4 (5.33%) Project Coordinator
6 4 (5.33%) Java Software Engineer
6 4 (5.33%) Solutions Consultant
7 3 (4.00%) IT Support
7 3 (4.00%) Senior Software Developer
7 3 (4.00%) Senior Developer
7 3 (4.00%) Support Analyst
7 3 (4.00%) Developer
7 3 (4.00%) Analyst
7 3 (4.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.67%) Web Services
2 4 (5.33%) Servlets
3 2 (2.67%) COM
3 2 (2.67%) OLE
4 1 (1.33%) XMPP
4 1 (1.33%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 13 (17.33%) Blackberry
2 5 (6.67%) CMDB
3 4 (5.33%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.33%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.67%) EPoS
4 2 (2.67%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.33%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.33%) Handset
5 1 (1.33%) Statistics
5 1 (1.33%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 27 (36.00%) Windows
2 11 (14.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (12.00%) UNIX
4 8 (10.67%) Linux
4 8 (10.67%) Windows 2000
4 8 (10.67%) Windows NT
5 5 (6.67%) Windows 8
6 4 (5.33%) Windows XP
6 4 (5.33%) Windows Vista
7 2 (2.67%) Android
7 2 (2.67%) Windows 7
7 2 (2.67%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.33%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.33%) AIX
8 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.33%) SUSE
8 1 (1.33%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (22.67%) Change Management
2 14 (18.67%) Service Delivery
2 14 (18.67%) Load Balancing
3 8 (10.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 8 (10.67%) ITIL
4 7 (9.33%) Scrum
4 7 (9.33%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (8.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (8.00%) Migration
5 6 (8.00%) Network Load Balancing
6 4 (5.33%) Software Engineering
7 3 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (4.00%) Project Management
7 3 (4.00%) Embedded Software Development
8 2 (2.67%) Network Monitoring
8 2 (2.67%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (2.67%) Security Testing
8 2 (2.67%) Time Management
8 2 (2.67%) Penetration Testing
8 2 (2.67%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (16.00%) SQL
2 7 (9.33%) C
3 4 (5.33%) Java
4 3 (4.00%) C#
4 3 (4.00%) C++
4 3 (4.00%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.67%) R
6 1 (1.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 8 (10.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (9.33%) CCNA
2 7 (9.33%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (8.00%) MCSE
3 6 (8.00%) CCVP
3 6 (8.00%) MCTS
4 4 (5.33%) MCITP
4 4 (5.33%) Degree
5 3 (4.00%) Security Cleared
6 2 (2.67%) PCI QSA
6 2 (2.67%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.67%) DV Cleared
6 2 (2.67%) MCP
7 1 (1.33%) Avaya Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.33%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.33%) QA
3 1 (1.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.33%) Firmware
2 1 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.33%) vSphere
2 1 (1.33%) Kamailio
Systems Management
1 3 (4.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.33%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (1.33%) Nagios
2 1 (1.33%) SCCM
2 1 (1.33%) SCOM
2 1 (1.33%) Cacti
2 1 (1.33%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 33 (44.00%) Microsoft
2 19 (25.33%) Cisco
3 12 (16.00%) Mitel
4 11 (14.67%) Siemens
4 11 (14.67%) Polycom
5 8 (10.67%) Sybase
6 7 (9.33%) Avaya
7 4 (5.33%) CheckPoint
7 4 (5.33%) NEC
7 4 (5.33%) Citrix
8 2 (2.67%) Fortinet
8 2 (2.67%) VMware
8 2 (2.67%) Apple
8 2 (2.67%) SolarWinds
8 2 (2.67%) Acme Packet
8 2 (2.67%) F5
8 2 (2.67%) Sonus
8 2 (2.67%) BroadSoft
8 2 (2.67%) Aerohive Networks
9 1 (1.33%) Splunk
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Salary: £40000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 days ago
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