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

Location
3 months to
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Public Switched Telecom Network (PSTN)
Rank 858 833 836
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +3
Permanent jobs citing PSTN 28 69 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.062% 0.053%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.14% 0.36% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 19 59 54
Average salary £42,500 £55,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.72% +37.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £41,300 £28,150
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £70,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,750 £42,500 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +28.78%

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
19912 19041 23026
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.74% 17.19% 19.85%
Number of salaries quoted 15952 15183 19018
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
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 26 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 26 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 -37 27 £43,750 -23.91% 4
South East -5 14 £52,500 +5.00% 1
Berkshire +15 8 £48,500 -19.16%
Reading +7 6 £42,000 -16.00%
London -22 6 £40,000 -38.46% 1
City of London +32 4 £45,000 -21.73%
Surrey -2 4 £52,500 +16.66%
Manchester -16 4 £40,750 -4.11% 1
North West -28 4 £40,750 -4.11% 1
West Sussex - 2 £55,000 -
Sheffield -20 1 £21,500 -
South Yorkshire -21 1 £21,500 -
Yorkshire -31 1 £21,500 -
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 26 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 32 (42.67%) Microsoft
2 28 (37.33%) VoIP
3 26 (34.67%) Windows
4 25 (33.33%) DNS
5 23 (30.67%) TCP/IP
5 23 (30.67%) PBX
6 22 (29.33%) Lync
7 21 (28.00%) ISDN
8 20 (26.67%) Cisco
9 19 (25.33%) Telecoms
10 18 (24.00%) Unified Communications
10 18 (24.00%) MPLS
11 17 (22.67%) Change Management
11 17 (22.67%) MS Exchange
11 17 (22.67%) VPN
12 16 (21.33%) Firewall
13 15 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
13 15 (20.00%) DHCP
13 15 (20.00%) MS Excel
14 14 (18.67%) Wireless
15 13 (17.33%) Load Balancing
15 13 (17.33%) Ethernet
15 13 (17.33%) Service Delivery
15 13 (17.33%) H.323
16 12 (16.00%) GPRS
16 12 (16.00%) SQL
16 12 (16.00%) MS Office
16 12 (16.00%) Mitel
17 11 (14.67%) Polycom
17 11 (14.67%) Blackberry

PSTN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 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 22 (29.33%) Lync
2 17 (22.67%) MS Exchange
3 15 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (12.00%) 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 15 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 12 (16.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (37.33%) VoIP
2 25 (33.33%) DNS
3 23 (30.67%) TCP/IP
3 23 (30.67%) PBX
4 21 (28.00%) ISDN
5 18 (24.00%) MPLS
5 18 (24.00%) Unified Communications
6 17 (22.67%) VPN
7 16 (21.33%) Firewall
8 15 (20.00%) DHCP
9 14 (18.67%) Wireless
10 13 (17.33%) Ethernet
10 13 (17.33%) H.323
11 12 (16.00%) GPRS
12 11 (14.67%) SMTP
13 10 (13.33%) LAN
14 9 (12.00%) GSM
14 9 (12.00%) ATM
14 9 (12.00%) CDMA
14 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 5 (6.67%) Finance
4 3 (4.00%) French Language
5 2 (2.67%) Retail
6 1 (1.33%) Law
6 1 (1.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (16.00%) Network Engineer
2 8 (10.67%) Communications Engineer
2 8 (10.67%) Core Network Engineer
3 7 (9.33%) Support Engineer
4 5 (6.67%) Coordinator
4 5 (6.67%) Support Technician
5 4 (5.33%) Project Coordinator
5 4 (5.33%) Technical Support
5 4 (5.33%) Java Software Engineer
5 4 (5.33%) Software Engineer
5 4 (5.33%) Senior Consultant
5 4 (5.33%) Consultant
5 4 (5.33%) Solutions Consultant
6 3 (4.00%) IT Support
6 3 (4.00%) Voice Engineer
6 3 (4.00%) Developer
6 3 (4.00%) Analyst
6 3 (4.00%) Software Developer
6 3 (4.00%) Desktop Support
6 3 (4.00%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.33%) Servlets
1 4 (5.33%) Web Services
2 2 (2.67%) OLE
2 2 (2.67%) COM
3 1 (1.33%) XMPP
3 1 (1.33%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.67%) Blackberry
2 5 (6.67%) CMDB
3 4 (5.33%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.33%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.67%) EPoS
5 1 (1.33%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.33%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.33%) Handset
5 1 (1.33%) Statistics
5 1 (1.33%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 26 (34.67%) Windows
2 10 (13.33%) 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%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.33%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.33%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.33%) Android
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 13 (17.33%) Load Balancing
2 13 (17.33%) Service Delivery
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%) Network Load Balancing
5 6 (8.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (8.00%) Migration
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%) Time Management
8 2 (2.67%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (2.67%) CRM
9 1 (1.33%) ERP
9 1 (1.33%) PRINCE2
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 7 (9.33%) CCNA
1 7 (9.33%) Cisco Certification
1 7 (9.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (8.00%) CCVP
3 5 (6.67%) MCTS
3 5 (6.67%) MCSE
4 4 (5.33%) Degree
5 3 (4.00%) MCITP
6 2 (2.67%) MCP
6 2 (2.67%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.33%) PCI QSA
7 1 (1.33%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.33%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.33%) Avaya Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.33%) SLA
2 1 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.33%) QA
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 32 (42.67%) Microsoft
2 20 (26.67%) 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 3 (4.00%) Acme Packet
9 2 (2.67%) F5
9 2 (2.67%) SolarWinds
9 2 (2.67%) Sonus
9 2 (2.67%) BroadSoft
9 2 (2.67%) Aerohive Networks
9 2 (2.67%) Fortinet
9 2 (2.67%) VMware
9 2 (2.67%) Apple
10 1 (1.33%) ION Trading
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