The table below looks at the statistics for PSTN skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited PSTN over the 3 months to 28 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Public Switched Telecom Network (PSTN)
Rank 885 933 950
Rank change year-on-year
+48 +17
Permanent jobs citing PSTN 48 25 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.049% 0.023% 0.033%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.29% 0.13% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 38 15 37
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% -26.08%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £24,400 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £63,250 £59,000 £71,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £26,500 £56,250
% change year-on-year
+50.94% -52.88%

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
16761 18943 20641
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.04% 17.30% 17.38%
Number of salaries quoted 13956 15430 16500
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

PSTN
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing PSTN as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 28 June 2016 within the UK.

PSTN Salary Histogram in the UK

PSTN
Top 23 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PSTN within the UK over the 3 months to 28 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +56 47 £40,000 -5.88%
South East +52 22 £40,000 -5.88%
Berkshire +17 12 £45,000 -21.73%
Reading +22 9 £51,250 -
London +17 8 £37,750 -28.09%
East of England - 6 £61,250 -
Hertfordshire - 6 £61,250 -
North West - 5 £29,500 -
Manchester - 5 £29,500 -
Hampshire +11 4 £61,250 +44.11%
West Midlands -7 4 £27,500 +10.00%
Surrey +32 3 £16,000 -36.63%
West Sussex -3 3 £40,000 -20.00%
Shropshire - 3 £27,500 -
Hemel Hempstead - 3 £62,500 -
Telford - 3 £27,500 -
Horsham - 3 £40,000 -
Bracknell -4 2 £25,500 +30.76%
Northamptonshire - 2 £36,500 -
East Midlands - 2 £36,500 -
City of London +58 1 £55,000 +4.76%
Maidenhead +1 1 £65,000 +10.63%
Farnham - 1 £16,000 -

PSTN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, IT jobs citing PSTN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for PSTN.

1 59 (52.21%) Cisco
2 45 (39.82%) Microsoft
2 45 (39.82%) Windows
3 42 (37.17%) ISDN
4 41 (36.28%) Telecoms
5 38 (33.63%) Cisco Certification
6 37 (32.74%) VoIP
7 35 (30.97%) ITIL
8 30 (26.55%) WAN
9 29 (25.66%) Firewall
10 28 (24.78%) Skype for Business
11 27 (23.89%) Presales
12 25 (22.12%) Linux
12 25 (22.12%) LAN
12 25 (22.12%) PBX
13 24 (21.24%) ADSL
13 24 (21.24%) DNS
13 24 (21.24%) Finance
14 23 (20.35%) Degree
14 23 (20.35%) GPRS
14 23 (20.35%) GSM
15 22 (19.47%) CCNA
15 22 (19.47%) Service Delivery
16 21 (18.58%) 3G
17 20 (17.70%) Unix
17 20 (17.70%) 4G
18 19 (16.81%) TCP/IP
19 18 (15.93%) CCNP
20 17 (15.04%) HP
20 17 (15.04%) MPLS

PSTN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 28 (24.78%) Skype for Business
2 7 (6.19%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (6.19%) Exchange Server 2013
2 7 (6.19%) MS Exchange
3 4 (3.54%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 14 (12.39%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.77%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (10.62%) Office 365
2 2 (1.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (37.17%) ISDN
2 37 (32.74%) VoIP
3 30 (26.55%) WAN
4 29 (25.66%) Firewall
5 25 (22.12%) LAN
5 25 (22.12%) PBX
6 24 (21.24%) ADSL
6 24 (21.24%) DNS
7 23 (20.35%) GPRS
7 23 (20.35%) GSM
8 21 (18.58%) 3G
9 20 (17.70%) 4G
10 19 (16.81%) TCP/IP
11 17 (15.04%) Cisco IPT
11 17 (15.04%) MPLS
11 17 (15.04%) Skype
12 16 (14.16%) ATM
12 16 (14.16%) CDMA
12 16 (14.16%) WCDMA
12 16 (14.16%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.19%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.42%) Oracle Database
2 5 (4.42%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (4.42%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.65%) Big Data
4 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 41 (36.28%) Telecoms
2 24 (21.24%) Finance
3 9 (7.96%) Banking
4 8 (7.08%) Billing
5 7 (6.19%) Electronics
6 3 (2.65%) Advertising
6 3 (2.65%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.77%) Back Office
7 2 (1.77%) Retail
8 1 (0.88%) Automotive
8 1 (0.88%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 41 (36.28%) Network Engineer
2 24 (21.24%) Support Engineer
3 20 (17.70%) Voice Engineer
4 17 (15.04%) Network Support
4 17 (15.04%) Network Support Engineer
5 16 (14.16%) Analyst
6 15 (13.27%) Core Network Engineer
7 12 (10.62%) Voice Network Engineer
8 11 (9.73%) Consultant
8 11 (9.73%) Technical Analyst
9 10 (8.85%) Operations Analyst
9 10 (8.85%) Technical Operations Analyst
10 9 (7.96%) Voice Support Engineer
11 8 (7.08%) Technical Support
12 7 (6.19%) Technical Engineer
12 7 (6.19%) VoLTE Engineer
13 6 (5.31%) Architect
13 6 (5.31%) Business Consultant
13 6 (5.31%) Technical Support Engineer
14 5 (4.42%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.54%) 802.1X
1 4 (3.54%) VXML
2 1 (0.88%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.39%) Driving Licence
2 11 (9.73%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (9.73%) Video Conferencing
3 10 (8.85%) Handset
4 5 (4.42%) Data Centre
5 4 (3.54%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.54%) Cybercrime
5 4 (3.54%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 4 (3.54%) IVR
5 4 (3.54%) Mathematics
6 3 (2.65%) Blackberry
6 3 (2.65%) CMDB
6 3 (2.65%) Fintech
7 2 (1.77%) EPoS
7 2 (1.77%) iPad
7 2 (1.77%) PKI
7 2 (1.77%) RSA SecurID
7 2 (1.77%) Statistics
8 1 (0.88%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.88%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 45 (39.82%) Windows
2 25 (22.12%) Linux
3 20 (17.70%) Unix
4 15 (13.27%) Windows 2000
4 15 (13.27%) Windows NT
5 14 (12.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (11.50%) Windows Server
7 10 (8.85%) Android
7 10 (8.85%) Mac OS
7 10 (8.85%) Windows 7
8 7 (6.19%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (4.42%) Windows 10
9 5 (4.42%) Windows 8
9 5 (4.42%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (4.42%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (30.97%) ITIL
2 27 (23.89%) Presales
3 22 (19.47%) Service Delivery
4 12 (10.62%) Time Management
5 11 (9.73%) Project Management
6 10 (8.85%) B2B
6 10 (8.85%) CRM
7 9 (7.96%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (7.08%) Network Design
9 7 (6.19%) Capacity Planning
9 7 (6.19%) Logistics
9 7 (6.19%) Problem Management
10 5 (4.42%) Continuous Improvement
11 4 (3.54%) Cisco ICM Scripting
11 4 (3.54%) Cybersecurity
11 4 (3.54%) Digital Signal Processing
11 4 (3.54%) Incident Management
11 4 (3.54%) Performance Analysis
11 4 (3.54%) Signal Processing
11 4 (3.54%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.54%) PowerShell
2 3 (2.65%) SQL
3 1 (0.88%) Bash Shell
3 1 (0.88%) Perl
3 1 (0.88%) PHP
3 1 (0.88%) Python
3 1 (0.88%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 38 (33.63%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (20.35%) Degree
3 22 (19.47%) CCNA
4 18 (15.93%) CCNP
5 14 (12.39%) CCNP Voice
6 9 (7.96%) Security Cleared
7 8 (7.08%) DV Cleared
8 7 (6.19%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (4.42%) MCITP
9 5 (4.42%) MCSE
10 4 (3.54%) CCSA
11 3 (2.65%) MCSA
12 2 (1.77%) CCVP
13 1 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 1 (0.88%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.96%) SLA
2 8 (7.08%) COBIT
3 2 (1.77%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.88%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (7.96%) Active Directory
1 9 (7.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (4.42%) Squid
2 5 (4.42%) VMware ESX
3 3 (2.65%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.77%) KVM
4 2 (1.77%) Terminal Services
4 2 (1.77%) XenServer
5 1 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.88%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (9.73%) Cisco CUCM
2 6 (5.31%) Cisco UCCX
3 5 (4.42%) Cisco IPCC
3 5 (4.42%) Cisco UCCE
4 4 (3.54%) SCOM
5 1 (0.88%) OpenView
5 1 (0.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 59 (52.21%) Cisco
2 45 (39.82%) Microsoft
3 17 (15.04%) HP
4 16 (14.16%) Sybase
5 13 (11.50%) Openreach
5 13 (11.50%) Red Box
5 13 (11.50%) Sonus
6 9 (7.96%) Polycom
6 9 (7.96%) VMware
7 8 (7.08%) Huawei
8 7 (6.19%) Juniper
8 7 (6.19%) Oracle
9 5 (4.42%) Dell
9 5 (4.42%) EMC
9 5 (4.42%) Mitel
10 4 (3.54%) BroadSoft
10 4 (3.54%) BT
10 4 (3.54%) Ericsson
10 4 (3.54%) Etrali
10 4 (3.54%) Speakerbus