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

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Public Switched Telecom Network (PSTN)
Rank 863 834 856
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +22
Permanent jobs citing PSTN 34 65 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.060% 0.037%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.17% 0.35% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 25 59 35
Average salary £41,500 £55,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-24.54% +57.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £34,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £70,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £46,750 £42,500 £29,250
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +45.29%

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 18714 21979
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.77% 17.16% 19.54%
Number of salaries quoted 16048 15086 17947
Average salary £43,500 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.13% +3.52%
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 31 October 2014 within the UK.

PSTN Salary Histogram in the UK

PSTN
Top 19 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 October 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 -45 34 £41,500 -26.54% 7
South East -5 17 £52,500 +16.66%
Berkshire +21 9 £50,500 +1.00%
London -8 8 £38,000 -41.53%
Reading -10 6 £52,500 +23.52%
Surrey -13 6 £52,500 +27.27%
City of London +26 5 £38,000 -32.74%
Manchester -18 4 £40,750 -4.11% 2
East of England -19 4 £27,000 -61.42% 1
North West -33 4 £40,750 -4.11% 2
Hertfordshire -15 2 £23,250 -66.78% 1
West Sussex - 2 £55,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £32,500 -
Cambridge - 2 £32,500 -
Hertford - 2 £23,250 -
Horsham - 1 £55,000 -
Crawley - 1 - -
Camberley - 1 £20,000 -
West Midlands - 1 £52,500 -

PSTN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 31 (43.66%) Microsoft
2 27 (38.03%) VoIP
3 26 (36.62%) DNS
4 24 (33.80%) TCP/IP
4 24 (33.80%) PBX
4 24 (33.80%) Windows
4 24 (33.80%) Lync
5 20 (28.17%) Unified Communications
5 20 (28.17%) MPLS
6 19 (26.76%) Cisco
6 19 (26.76%) MS Exchange
6 19 (26.76%) Telecoms
7 18 (25.35%) VPN
8 17 (23.94%) MS Excel
8 17 (23.94%) Change Management
8 17 (23.94%) Firewall
8 17 (23.94%) Exchange Server 2010
9 16 (22.54%) DHCP
9 16 (22.54%) ISDN
10 15 (21.13%) H.323
10 15 (21.13%) Service Delivery
10 15 (21.13%) Load Balancing
11 14 (19.72%) Blackberry
12 13 (18.31%) Wireless
12 13 (18.31%) Mitel
13 12 (16.90%) Polycom
13 12 (16.90%) Windows Server 2008
13 12 (16.90%) Ethernet
13 12 (16.90%) SMTP
13 12 (16.90%) SQL

PSTN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 24 (33.80%) Lync
2 19 (26.76%) MS Exchange
3 17 (23.94%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (15.49%) Office Communications Server
5 6 (8.45%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (5.63%) IIS
7 2 (2.82%) Apache
8 1 (1.41%) SharePoint
8 1 (1.41%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 17 (23.94%) MS Excel
2 11 (15.49%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 27 (38.03%) VoIP
2 26 (36.62%) DNS
3 24 (33.80%) TCP/IP
3 24 (33.80%) PBX
4 20 (28.17%) MPLS
4 20 (28.17%) Unified Communications
5 18 (25.35%) VPN
6 17 (23.94%) Firewall
7 16 (22.54%) DHCP
7 16 (22.54%) ISDN
8 15 (21.13%) H.323
9 13 (18.31%) Wireless
10 12 (16.90%) Ethernet
10 12 (16.90%) SMTP
11 10 (14.08%) LAN
11 10 (14.08%) GPRS
12 9 (12.68%) WAN
12 9 (12.68%) IP Telephony
13 7 (9.86%) ISUP
13 7 (9.86%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.41%) DB2
2 1 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.41%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (4.23%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.82%) JUnit
General
1 19 (26.76%) Telecoms
2 6 (8.45%) Finance
2 6 (8.45%) Marketing
3 3 (4.23%) French Language
4 2 (2.82%) Law
4 2 (2.82%) Banking
4 2 (2.82%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (14.08%) Network Engineer
1 10 (14.08%) Communications Engineer
2 6 (8.45%) Core Network Engineer
3 5 (7.04%) Support Technician
3 5 (7.04%) Coordinator
3 5 (7.04%) Support Engineer
4 4 (5.63%) Project Coordinator
4 4 (5.63%) Java Software Engineer
4 4 (5.63%) Software Engineer
4 4 (5.63%) Senior Consultant
4 4 (5.63%) Consultant
4 4 (5.63%) Technical Support
4 4 (5.63%) Solutions Consultant
5 3 (4.23%) Senior Developer
5 3 (4.23%) Support Analyst
5 3 (4.23%) Developer
5 3 (4.23%) Analyst
5 3 (4.23%) Software Developer
5 3 (4.23%) Senior Software Developer
6 2 (2.82%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.04%) Web Services
2 4 (5.63%) Servlets
3 2 (2.82%) OLE
4 1 (1.41%) XMPP
4 1 (1.41%) Regular Expression
4 1 (1.41%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 14 (19.72%) Blackberry
2 5 (7.04%) CMDB
3 4 (5.63%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.82%) EPoS
5 2 (2.82%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.41%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.41%) Handset
6 1 (1.41%) Statistics
6 1 (1.41%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.41%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 24 (33.80%) Windows
2 12 (16.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (9.86%) UNIX
3 7 (9.86%) Linux
4 6 (8.45%) Windows 2000
4 6 (8.45%) Windows NT
5 4 (5.63%) Windows 8
6 3 (4.23%) Windows XP
6 3 (4.23%) Windows Vista
7 2 (2.82%) Android
7 2 (2.82%) Windows 7
7 2 (2.82%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.41%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.41%) AIX
8 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.41%) SUSE
8 1 (1.41%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (23.94%) Change Management
2 15 (21.13%) Service Delivery
2 15 (21.13%) Load Balancing
3 8 (11.27%) Continuous Improvement
3 8 (11.27%) ITIL
4 7 (9.86%) Scrum
4 7 (9.86%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (8.45%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (8.45%) Migration
5 6 (8.45%) Network Load Balancing
6 4 (5.63%) Software Engineering
7 3 (4.23%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (4.23%) Project Management
7 3 (4.23%) Embedded Software Development
8 2 (2.82%) Network Monitoring
8 2 (2.82%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (2.82%) Security Testing
8 2 (2.82%) Penetration Testing
8 2 (2.82%) Business Development
8 2 (2.82%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 12 (16.90%) SQL
2 7 (9.86%) C
3 4 (5.63%) Java
4 3 (4.23%) C#
4 3 (4.23%) C++
4 3 (4.23%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.82%) R
6 1 (1.41%) Perl
Qualifications
1 8 (11.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (9.86%) MCSE
2 7 (9.86%) CCNA
2 7 (9.86%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (9.86%) MCTS
3 6 (8.45%) CCVP
4 5 (7.04%) MCITP
5 4 (5.63%) Degree
6 2 (2.82%) PCI QSA
6 2 (2.82%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.82%) DV Cleared
6 2 (2.82%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.41%) Avaya Certification
7 1 (1.41%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.63%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.41%) QA
3 1 (1.41%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.41%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.41%) Firmware
1 1 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.41%) Hyper-V
1 1 (1.41%) vSphere
1 1 (1.41%) Kamailio
Systems Management
1 3 (4.23%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.41%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (1.41%) Nagios
2 1 (1.41%) SCCM
2 1 (1.41%) SCOM
2 1 (1.41%) Cacti
2 1 (1.41%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 31 (43.66%) Microsoft
2 19 (26.76%) Cisco
3 13 (18.31%) Mitel
4 12 (16.90%) Polycom
5 11 (15.49%) Siemens
6 6 (8.45%) Sybase
6 6 (8.45%) Avaya
7 4 (5.63%) CheckPoint
7 4 (5.63%) NEC
7 4 (5.63%) Citrix
8 2 (2.82%) Fortinet
8 2 (2.82%) VMware
8 2 (2.82%) SolarWinds
8 2 (2.82%) Acme Packet
8 2 (2.82%) F5
8 2 (2.82%) Sonus
8 2 (2.82%) BroadSoft
8 2 (2.82%) Aerohive Networks
9 1 (1.41%) Splunk
9 1 (1.41%) Apple
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