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

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Public Switched Telecom Network (PSTN)
Rank 857 824 835
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +11
Permanent jobs citing PSTN 22 48 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.046% 0.039%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.12% 0.27% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 17 43 41
Average salary £40,000 £57,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.43% +4.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,100 £70,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%

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
18832 17703 21929
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.87% 17.06% 19.82%
Number of salaries quoted 15289 13892 18201
Average salary £43,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.44% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £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 27 January 2015 within the UK.

PSTN Salary Histogram in the UK

PSTN
Top 13 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 27 January 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 -25 20 £42,500 -26.08% 6
South East -35 10 £43,500 -13.00% 2
Berkshire +3 8 £48,500 -4.90% 1
Reading +14 7 £49,250 - 1
London +8 7 £40,000 -33.33%
Horsham - 2 £37,500 -
West Sussex - 2 £37,500 -
South Yorkshire -5 1 £21,500 -
City of London -5 1 £45,000 -21.73%
Sheffield -9 1 £21,500 -
Yorkshire -17 1 £21,500 -
Solihull - 1 £67,500 -
West Midlands - 1 £67,500 - 1

PSTN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 25 (43.10%) Windows
1 25 (43.10%) VoIP
2 22 (37.93%) ISDN
2 22 (37.93%) Microsoft
3 17 (29.31%) Cisco
4 15 (25.86%) DNS
5 13 (22.41%) SQL
5 13 (22.41%) Telecoms
6 12 (20.69%) Wireless
6 12 (20.69%) GPRS
6 12 (20.69%) PBX
6 12 (20.69%) Marketing
6 12 (20.69%) Lync
7 11 (18.97%) 3GPP
7 11 (18.97%) UMTS
7 11 (18.97%) WCDMA
7 11 (18.97%) GSM
7 11 (18.97%) ATM
7 11 (18.97%) CDMA
7 11 (18.97%) UNIX
7 11 (18.97%) ISUP
8 10 (17.24%) Megaco
8 10 (17.24%) Windows 2000
8 10 (17.24%) Windows NT
8 10 (17.24%) Sybase
8 10 (17.24%) TCP/IP
8 10 (17.24%) Ethernet
9 9 (15.52%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (13.79%) Firewall
10 8 (13.79%) MS Office

PSTN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 12 (20.69%) Lync
2 7 (12.07%) MS Exchange
3 6 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.45%) IIS
4 2 (3.45%) Apache
5 1 (1.72%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.72%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 8 (13.79%) MS Office
2 7 (12.07%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.72%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (43.10%) VoIP
2 22 (37.93%) ISDN
3 15 (25.86%) DNS
4 12 (20.69%) GPRS
4 12 (20.69%) PBX
4 12 (20.69%) Wireless
5 11 (18.97%) ISUP
5 11 (18.97%) 3GPP
5 11 (18.97%) UMTS
5 11 (18.97%) WCDMA
5 11 (18.97%) GSM
5 11 (18.97%) ATM
5 11 (18.97%) CDMA
6 10 (17.24%) TCP/IP
6 10 (17.24%) Ethernet
6 10 (17.24%) Megaco
7 8 (13.79%) Firewall
8 7 (12.07%) IP Telephony
8 7 (12.07%) RTP
8 7 (12.07%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.07%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.72%) DB2
2 1 (1.72%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.72%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (3.45%) JUnit
2 1 (1.72%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (22.41%) Telecoms
2 12 (20.69%) Marketing
3 4 (6.90%) Finance
4 2 (3.45%) Retail
5 1 (1.72%) Advertising
5 1 (1.72%) French Language
Job Titles
1 11 (18.97%) Network Engineer
2 9 (15.52%) Core Network Engineer
3 8 (13.79%) Support Engineer
4 5 (8.62%) Support Technician
4 5 (8.62%) Technical Support
4 5 (8.62%) Voice Engineer
5 4 (6.90%) Administrator
5 4 (6.90%) Telephony Engineer
5 4 (6.90%) Software Engineer
5 4 (6.90%) Systems Administrator
5 4 (6.90%) Java Software Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) Technical Support Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) Cisco Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) Technical Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) IT Support
6 3 (5.17%) CS Core Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) Technical Support Manager
7 2 (3.45%) Junior Software Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) Windows Administrator
7 2 (3.45%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.90%) Servlets
2 2 (3.45%) COM
3 1 (1.72%) Web Services
3 1 (1.72%) XMPP
3 1 (1.72%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.17%) Smartphone
3 2 (3.45%) EPoS
4 1 (1.72%) Handset
4 1 (1.72%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.72%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 25 (43.10%) Windows
2 11 (18.97%) UNIX
3 10 (17.24%) Windows 2000
3 10 (17.24%) Windows NT
4 8 (13.79%) Linux
5 7 (12.07%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (10.34%) Windows 8
7 4 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (6.90%) Windows 7
8 3 (5.17%) Windows 2000 Server
8 3 (5.17%) Ubuntu
9 2 (3.45%) Windows Vista
9 2 (3.45%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (1.72%) SUSE
10 1 (1.72%) Debian
10 1 (1.72%) AIX
10 1 (1.72%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (12.07%) ITIL
2 6 (10.34%) Change Management
2 6 (10.34%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (10.34%) Migration
2 6 (10.34%) Network Load Balancing
3 5 (8.62%) Scrum
3 5 (8.62%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (6.90%) Software Engineering
5 3 (5.17%) Project Management
5 3 (5.17%) Service Delivery
6 2 (3.45%) Service Management
6 2 (3.45%) Load Balancing
6 2 (3.45%) Network Design
6 2 (3.45%) Problem Management
6 2 (3.45%) Time Management
6 2 (3.45%) Product Management
7 1 (1.72%) Network Architecture
7 1 (1.72%) Computer Architecture
7 1 (1.72%) High Availability
7 1 (1.72%) Embedded Software Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (22.41%) SQL
2 4 (6.90%) C
2 4 (6.90%) Java
3 1 (1.72%) Perl
3 1 (1.72%) C#
3 1 (1.72%) C++
3 1 (1.72%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (15.52%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (12.07%) CCNA
3 6 (10.34%) CCVP
3 6 (10.34%) Degree
4 4 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (5.17%) Security Cleared
6 2 (3.45%) MCP
6 2 (3.45%) MCSE
6 2 (3.45%) CCNP
6 2 (3.45%) SC Cleared
6 2 (3.45%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.45%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.72%) SLA
2 1 (1.72%) QA
System Software
1 5 (8.62%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.72%) Kamailio
3 1 (1.72%) Firmware
3 1 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.72%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.72%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (8.62%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (5.17%) Cisco UCCX
3 2 (3.45%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (1.72%) Nagios
4 1 (1.72%) Cacti
4 1 (1.72%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 22 (37.93%) Microsoft
2 17 (29.31%) Cisco
3 10 (17.24%) Sybase
4 4 (6.90%) VMware
4 4 (6.90%) Mitel
5 3 (5.17%) Red Hat
5 3 (5.17%) Avaya
5 3 (5.17%) Acme Packet
6 2 (3.45%) Sonus
6 2 (3.45%) BroadSoft
6 2 (3.45%) Apple
6 2 (3.45%) CheckPoint
6 2 (3.45%) Citrix
6 2 (3.45%) Polycom
7 1 (1.72%) ION Trading
7 1 (1.72%) Dell
7 1 (1.72%) CA
7 1 (1.72%) Motorola
7 1 (1.72%) Siemens
7 1 (1.72%) Oracle
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