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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Public Switched Telecom Network (PSTN)
Rank 861 886 771
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -115
Permanent jobs citing PSTN 31 43 109
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.028% 0.037% 0.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.17% 0.21% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 22 40 98
Average salary £42,500 £48,750 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.82% +21.87%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,050 £20,000 £35,750
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £70,250 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,049 £45,000 £37,750
% change year-on-year
-6.55% +19.20%

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
18445 20755 19902
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.84% 17.74% 18.30%
Number of salaries quoted 15184 16566 15978
Average salary £45,000 £44,500 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.12% +2.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £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 31 July 2015 within the UK.

PSTN Salary Histogram in the UK

PSTN
Top 24 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 31 July 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 +10 31 £42,500 -20.93% 2
South East +7 14 £33,750 -38.63%
Berkshire +8 7 £57,500 -13.20%
London +19 6 £52,500 -16.00% 1
Manchester +5 5 £43,500 +117.50% 1
North West -6 5 £43,500 +117.50% 1
City of London +28 4 £52,500 +50.00%
Reading +8 4 - -
Surrey - 4 £24,250 -
Hampshire - 3 £42,500 -
Gloucestershire - 2 - -
Staffordshire - 2 £25,000 -
East Midlands - 2 - -
South West - 2 - -
Maidenhead - 2 £58,750 -
West Midlands - 2 £25,000 -
Gloucester - 2 - -
Stafford - 2 £25,000 -
Altrincham - 2 £43,500 -
Guildford - 2 £24,750 -
Leicestershire - 1 - -
Northamptonshire - 1 - -
Bracknell - 1 £19,500 -
Camberley - 1 £24,000 -

PSTN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 33 (44.00%) Telecoms
2 27 (36.00%) Windows
3 26 (34.67%) Cisco
4 24 (32.00%) ISDN
5 23 (30.67%) MPLS
6 22 (29.33%) VoIP
6 22 (29.33%) Active Directory
7 21 (28.00%) DNS
8 18 (24.00%) LAN
9 17 (22.67%) WAN
10 16 (21.33%) GSM
10 16 (21.33%) Microsoft
10 16 (21.33%) DHCP
10 16 (21.33%) Ethernet
11 15 (20.00%) PBX
11 15 (20.00%) Firewall
12 14 (18.67%) ADSL
12 14 (18.67%) Linux
12 14 (18.67%) TCP/IP
13 13 (17.33%) Windows 7
14 12 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
14 12 (16.00%) VMware
14 12 (16.00%) VPN
14 12 (16.00%) ITIL
15 11 (14.67%) Windows XP
15 11 (14.67%) Cisco Certification
16 10 (13.33%) HP
16 10 (13.33%) Avaya
16 10 (13.33%) SAN
16 10 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003

PSTN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (10.67%) Lync
2 6 (8.00%) MS Exchange
3 4 (5.33%) Apache
3 4 (5.33%) CMS
4 2 (2.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (2.67%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (1.33%) IIS
5 1 (1.33%) Live Communications Server
5 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (9.33%) MS Office
2 5 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.67%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 24 (32.00%) ISDN
2 23 (30.67%) MPLS
3 22 (29.33%) VoIP
4 21 (28.00%) DNS
5 18 (24.00%) LAN
6 17 (22.67%) WAN
7 16 (21.33%) DHCP
7 16 (21.33%) Ethernet
7 16 (21.33%) GSM
8 15 (20.00%) PBX
8 15 (20.00%) Firewall
9 14 (18.67%) ADSL
9 14 (18.67%) TCP/IP
10 12 (16.00%) VPN
11 10 (13.33%) SAN
12 9 (12.00%) DOCSIS
12 9 (12.00%) DSLAM
12 9 (12.00%) xDSL
12 9 (12.00%) Unified Communications
13 7 (9.33%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (6.67%) Oracle Database
3 4 (5.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (6.67%) OpenSTA
General
1 33 (44.00%) Telecoms
2 9 (12.00%) Finance
3 6 (8.00%) Retail
4 5 (6.67%) Marketing
5 3 (4.00%) Banking
6 2 (2.67%) Advertising
7 1 (1.33%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 10 (13.33%) Support Engineer
2 9 (12.00%) Product Manager
3 8 (10.67%) Technical Support
4 7 (9.33%) 3rd Line Support
4 7 (9.33%) Network Engineer
5 6 (8.00%) Desktop Support
5 6 (8.00%) Technical Engineer
5 6 (8.00%) Technical Support Engineer
6 5 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
6 5 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 5 (6.67%) Test Leader
6 5 (6.67%) 3rd Line Technical Support
7 4 (5.33%) Avaya Engineer
7 4 (5.33%) Voice Engineer
7 4 (5.33%) 2nd Line Support
8 3 (4.00%) Administrator
8 3 (4.00%) Desktop Engineer
8 3 (4.00%) Cisco Engineer
8 3 (4.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.33%) Sensu
2 3 (4.00%) 802.1X
3 2 (2.67%) COM
4 1 (1.33%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.33%) Data Centre
2 8 (10.67%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.00%) IVR
3 3 (4.00%) Smartphone
3 3 (4.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.67%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.33%) EPoS
5 1 (1.33%) PKI
5 1 (1.33%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.33%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.33%) Statistics
5 1 (1.33%) SCADA
5 1 (1.33%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.33%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 27 (36.00%) Windows
2 14 (18.67%) Linux
3 13 (17.33%) Windows 7
4 11 (14.67%) Windows XP
5 10 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (9.33%) Windows 8
7 6 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (5.33%) SUSE
8 4 (5.33%) CentOS
9 3 (4.00%) UNIX
9 3 (4.00%) Windows 2000 Server
9 3 (4.00%) VMS
9 3 (4.00%) Ubuntu
10 2 (2.67%) Windows Vista
11 1 (1.33%) Windows 2000
11 1 (1.33%) Windows NT
11 1 (1.33%) Mac OS X
11 1 (1.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (16.00%) ITIL
2 10 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (12.00%) Network Design
3 9 (12.00%) Service Management
3 9 (12.00%) Product Management
4 8 (10.67%) Project Management
5 5 (6.67%) Software Testing
6 4 (5.33%) WFM
6 4 (5.33%) Scrum
6 4 (5.33%) Problem Management
6 4 (5.33%) Change Control
7 3 (4.00%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (4.00%) Use Case
7 3 (4.00%) Test Automation
7 3 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (4.00%) PRINCE2
7 3 (4.00%) CRM
7 3 (4.00%) Cisco ICM Scripting
8 2 (2.67%) Line Management
8 2 (2.67%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 7 (9.33%) PowerShell
2 5 (6.67%) VB
3 4 (5.33%) Bash Shell
3 4 (5.33%) Ruby
4 3 (4.00%) SQL
5 1 (1.33%) Lua
5 1 (1.33%) R
5 1 (1.33%) Python
5 1 (1.33%) C
5 1 (1.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (14.67%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (12.00%) CCNA
3 8 (10.67%) Degree
3 8 (10.67%) CCNP
4 5 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (4.00%) Avaya Certification
5 3 (4.00%) CCVP
5 3 (4.00%) MCSE
5 3 (4.00%) SC Cleared
5 3 (4.00%) Security Cleared
6 2 (2.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (2.67%) MCSA
6 2 (2.67%) MCP
6 2 (2.67%) MCITP
7 1 (1.33%) CCIE
7 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.00%) QA
2 3 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (29.33%) Active Directory
2 12 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (6.67%) VMware ESX
4 4 (5.33%) Kamailio
Systems Management
1 10 (13.33%) Cisco CUCM
2 6 (8.00%) Cisco UCCX
3 5 (6.67%) Cisco IPCC
4 4 (5.33%) SCCM
4 4 (5.33%) Nagios
4 4 (5.33%) DameWare
4 4 (5.33%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (5.33%) HAProxy
4 4 (5.33%) Opsview
4 4 (5.33%) Graphite
5 3 (4.00%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (1.33%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 26 (34.67%) Cisco
2 16 (21.33%) Microsoft
3 12 (16.00%) VMware
4 10 (13.33%) HP
4 10 (13.33%) Avaya
5 9 (12.00%) Dell
6 8 (10.67%) BT
7 5 (6.67%) Ericsson
7 5 (6.67%) Nokia
7 5 (6.67%) EMC
7 5 (6.67%) Oracle
7 5 (6.67%) Huawei
7 5 (6.67%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 4 (5.33%) Verint
8 4 (5.33%) Altiris
9 3 (4.00%) Red Hat
9 3 (4.00%) Apple
9 3 (4.00%) F5
10 2 (2.67%) Acme Packet
10 2 (2.67%) Remedy
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