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

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Public Switched Telecom Network (PSTN)
Rank 854 805 855
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +50
Permanent jobs citing PSTN 40 72 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.035% 0.067% 0.030%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.19% 0.39% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 32 60 30
Average salary £36,500 £52,500 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.47% +22.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £32,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,750 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,500 £41,250 £42,000
% change year-on-year
-16.36% -1.78%

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
20589 18513 22291
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.03% 17.33% 18.97%
Number of salaries quoted 16291 15059 18257
Average salary £43,044 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.17% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £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 22 September 2014 within the UK.

PSTN Salary Histogram in the UK

PSTN
Top 21 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 22 September 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 -22 39 £38,000 -28.63% 3
South East -10 16 £52,500 +2.43% 1
London -25 11 £36,500 -33.63% 1
City of London -7 7 £36,500 -35.39%
East of England +3 6 £27,000 -55.00% 1
Berkshire -2 6 £52,500 +5.00%
Surrey -10 6 £52,500 +31.25% 1
North West - 5 £20,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 4 £32,500 -
Manchester - 4 £20,000 -
Cambridge - 4 £32,500 -
Reading -6 3 £52,500 +23.52%
Horsham - 3 £55,000 -
West Sussex - 3 £55,000 -
Hertfordshire -9 2 £23,250 -61.25% 1
Hertford - 2 £23,250 -
Kent -1 1 £20,000 -66.66%
Merseyside - 1 £19,000 -
Liverpool - 1 £19,000 -
Tonbridge - 1 £20,000 -
Camberley - 1 £20,000 -

PSTN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 39 (50.65%) Microsoft
2 36 (46.75%) TCP/IP
2 36 (46.75%) Lync
3 35 (45.45%) DNS
4 34 (44.16%) PBX
4 34 (44.16%) Windows
4 34 (44.16%) Unified Communications
5 33 (42.86%) MPLS
6 31 (40.26%) MS Exchange
7 29 (37.66%) VoIP
7 29 (37.66%) Exchange Server 2010
8 28 (36.36%) VPN
9 26 (33.77%) Blackberry
9 26 (33.77%) Firewall
10 25 (32.47%) DHCP
10 25 (32.47%) Mitel
10 25 (32.47%) Load Balancing
11 24 (31.17%) Windows Server 2008
11 24 (31.17%) SMTP
11 24 (31.17%) H.323
12 23 (29.87%) Polycom
13 21 (27.27%) Siemens
14 19 (24.68%) Change Management
14 19 (24.68%) Telecoms
15 18 (23.38%) Microsoft Certification
15 18 (23.38%) Cisco
16 17 (22.08%) MCSE
16 17 (22.08%) MS Excel
16 17 (22.08%) Service Delivery
16 17 (22.08%) MCTS

PSTN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 36 (46.75%) Lync
2 31 (40.26%) MS Exchange
3 29 (37.66%) Exchange Server 2010
4 15 (19.48%) Office Communications Server
5 6 (7.79%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (5.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (3.90%) IIS
8 2 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (1.30%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (1.30%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (22.08%) MS Excel
2 11 (14.29%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.30%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 36 (46.75%) TCP/IP
2 35 (45.45%) DNS
3 34 (44.16%) PBX
3 34 (44.16%) Unified Communications
4 33 (42.86%) MPLS
5 29 (37.66%) VoIP
6 28 (36.36%) VPN
7 26 (33.77%) Firewall
8 25 (32.47%) DHCP
9 24 (31.17%) SMTP
9 24 (31.17%) H.323
10 14 (18.18%) Ethernet
11 11 (14.29%) ISDN
12 10 (12.99%) xDSL
13 9 (11.69%) Wireless
14 8 (10.39%) IP Telephony
14 8 (10.39%) GPRS
14 8 (10.39%) LAN
14 8 (10.39%) WAN
14 8 (10.39%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.90%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (3.90%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.60%) JUnit
General
1 19 (24.68%) Telecoms
2 6 (7.79%) Finance
3 4 (5.19%) Marketing
4 3 (3.90%) French Language
5 2 (2.60%) Law
5 2 (2.60%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (18.18%) Communications Engineer
2 8 (10.39%) Senior Consultant
2 8 (10.39%) Consultant
2 8 (10.39%) Communications Manager
2 8 (10.39%) Solutions Consultant
3 6 (7.79%) Network Engineer
4 5 (6.49%) Support Technician
4 5 (6.49%) Support Engineer
5 4 (5.19%) Support Analyst
5 4 (5.19%) Software Engineer
5 4 (5.19%) Analyst
5 4 (5.19%) Coordinator
5 4 (5.19%) Project Coordinator
5 4 (5.19%) Java Software Engineer
5 4 (5.19%) Core Network Engineer
6 3 (3.90%) Senior Software Developer
6 3 (3.90%) Software Developer
6 3 (3.90%) Senior Developer
6 3 (3.90%) Developer
7 2 (2.60%) Sales Executive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.49%) Web Services
2 4 (5.19%) Servlets
3 2 (2.60%) OLE
4 1 (1.30%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 26 (33.77%) Blackberry
2 8 (10.39%) PKI
3 7 (9.09%) CMDB
4 4 (5.19%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.60%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.30%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.30%) Statistics
6 1 (1.30%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.30%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.30%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 34 (44.16%) Windows
2 24 (31.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (6.49%) Windows 8
4 4 (5.19%) UNIX
4 4 (5.19%) Windows XP
4 4 (5.19%) Linux
4 4 (5.19%) Windows 2000
4 4 (5.19%) Windows NT
4 4 (5.19%) Windows Vista
5 2 (2.60%) Android
5 2 (2.60%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.60%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (32.47%) Load Balancing
2 19 (24.68%) Change Management
3 17 (22.08%) Service Delivery
4 16 (20.78%) ITIL
5 10 (12.99%) Continuous Improvement
6 8 (10.39%) PRINCE2
6 8 (10.39%) ITIL V3
7 7 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (9.09%) Scrum
8 6 (7.79%) Migration
8 6 (7.79%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (7.79%) Network Load Balancing
9 4 (5.19%) Software Engineering
10 3 (3.90%) Embedded Software Development
10 3 (3.90%) Business Intelligence
11 2 (2.60%) Information Security
11 2 (2.60%) Capacity Planning
11 2 (2.60%) Network Monitoring
11 2 (2.60%) Security Testing
11 2 (2.60%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (11.69%) SQL
2 7 (9.09%) C
3 4 (5.19%) Java
4 3 (3.90%) C#
4 3 (3.90%) C++
4 3 (3.90%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.60%) R
Qualifications
1 18 (23.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (22.08%) MCSE
2 17 (22.08%) MCTS
2 17 (22.08%) MCITP
3 8 (10.39%) MCSA
4 7 (9.09%) CCNA
4 7 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (7.79%) CCVP
6 3 (3.90%) Degree
7 2 (2.60%) PCI QSA
7 2 (2.60%) SC Cleared
7 2 (2.60%) DV Cleared
7 2 (2.60%) Security Cleared
8 1 (1.30%) Avaya Certification
8 1 (1.30%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (2.60%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (10.39%) UAG
2 1 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.30%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.30%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.30%) SCCM
1 1 (1.30%) SCOM
Vendors
1 39 (50.65%) Microsoft
2 25 (32.47%) Mitel
3 23 (29.87%) Polycom
4 21 (27.27%) Siemens
5 18 (23.38%) Cisco
6 6 (7.79%) Avaya
7 4 (5.19%) NEC
7 4 (5.19%) Sybase
8 2 (2.60%) CheckPoint
8 2 (2.60%) Citrix
8 2 (2.60%) Aerohive Networks
8 2 (2.60%) Fortinet
8 2 (2.60%) SolarWinds
8 2 (2.60%) F5
9 1 (1.30%) Motorola
9 1 (1.30%) Apple
9 1 (1.30%) VMware
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