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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Public Switched Telecom Network (PSTN)
Rank 871 930 914
Rank change year-on-year
+59 -16
Permanent jobs citing PSTN 59 25 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.059% 0.024% 0.038%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.35% 0.13% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 53 19 36
Average salary £52,500 £40,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+31.25% -27.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £19,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £47,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -

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
17095 19043 18188
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.05% 18.14% 17.23%
Number of salaries quoted 14214 15426 14244
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +1.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 13 February 2016 within the UK.

PSTN Salary Histogram in the UK

PSTN
Top 25 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 13 February 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
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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 +56 59 £52,500 +31.25% 7
London +42 27 £52,500 +31.25% 2
South East +5 12 £55,000 +26.43% 2
City of London +74 9 £55,000 +22.22%
Berkshire +1 7 £65,000 +49.42% 1
North West +35 6 £20,000 -22.33%
Manchester +26 6 £20,000 -38.46%
Yorkshire - 6 £25,000 -
Harrogate - 6 £25,000 -
North Yorkshire - 6 £25,000 -
Reading -4 4 - - 1
West Midlands -19 4 £36,500 -45.92% 2
Surrey - 4 £45,000 -
Rochdale - 4 £20,000 -
Coventry - 2 £37,000 -
Warwickshire - 2 £36,000 -
East Midlands - 2 £33,750 - 1
Warwick - 2 £36,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £31,500 -
East of England - 1 £31,500 -
Peterborough - 1 £31,500 -
Leicester - 1 £47,500 -
Leicestershire - 1 £47,500 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £20,000 -
Northampton - 1 £20,000 -

PSTN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 72 (57.60%) Cisco
2 62 (49.60%) ISDN
3 55 (44.00%) ITIL
4 51 (40.80%) VoIP
5 45 (36.00%) TCP/IP
6 43 (34.40%) Cisco Certification
7 42 (33.60%) Finance
8 39 (31.20%) Windows
9 38 (30.40%) CCNP
9 38 (30.40%) Video Conferencing
10 37 (29.60%) Firewall
11 35 (28.00%) Cisco IPT
12 33 (26.40%) SLA
13 31 (24.80%) Telecoms
13 31 (24.80%) Red Box
13 31 (24.80%) CCNP Voice
14 28 (22.40%) Banking
15 26 (20.80%) WebEx
16 24 (19.20%) Internet
17 23 (18.40%) Microsoft
17 23 (18.40%) COBIT
18 22 (17.60%) Unified Communications
19 21 (16.80%) Skype for Business
19 21 (16.80%) GSM
20 20 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
21 18 (14.40%) Cisco CUCM
22 17 (13.60%) GPRS
23 16 (12.80%) PBX
23 16 (12.80%) DNS
24 15 (12.00%) ADSL

PSTN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 21 (16.80%) Skype for Business
2 9 (7.20%) MS Exchange
3 5 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (3.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (2.40%) Apache
5 3 (2.40%) IIS
5 3 (2.40%) Tomcat
5 3 (2.40%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (7.20%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.40%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.40%) Office 365
2 2 (1.60%) Google Apps
2 2 (1.60%) SaaS
3 1 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 62 (49.60%) ISDN
2 51 (40.80%) VoIP
3 45 (36.00%) TCP/IP
4 37 (29.60%) Firewall
5 35 (28.00%) Cisco IPT
6 26 (20.80%) WebEx
7 24 (19.20%) Internet
8 22 (17.60%) Unified Communications
9 21 (16.80%) GSM
10 17 (13.60%) GPRS
11 16 (12.80%) DNS
11 16 (12.80%) PBX
12 15 (12.00%) ADSL
13 13 (10.40%) Ethernet
13 13 (10.40%) FTP
13 13 (10.40%) LAN
13 13 (10.40%) WAN
14 12 (9.60%) H.323
14 12 (9.60%) SCCP
15 9 (7.20%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.60%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.00%) MySQL
3 3 (2.40%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.60%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (1.60%) SoapUI
General
1 42 (33.60%) Finance
2 31 (24.80%) Telecoms
3 28 (22.40%) Banking
4 7 (5.60%) Billing
5 5 (4.00%) Manufacturing
5 5 (4.00%) Multimedia
6 4 (3.20%) Automotive
6 4 (3.20%) Financial Institution
6 4 (3.20%) Retail
7 2 (1.60%) Electronics
7 2 (1.60%) Legal
7 2 (1.60%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 44 (35.20%) Network Engineer
2 34 (27.20%) Voice Engineer
3 31 (24.80%) Voice Network Engineer
4 29 (23.20%) Network Support
5 28 (22.40%) Support Engineer
6 27 (21.60%) Network Support Engineer
7 26 (20.80%) Voice Support Engineer
8 11 (8.80%) 2nd Line Support
8 11 (8.80%) Analyst
8 11 (8.80%) Consultant
9 10 (8.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
9 10 (8.00%) 2nd Line Support Consultant
9 10 (8.00%) Support Consultant
10 9 (7.20%) SCADA Engineer
10 9 (7.20%) Support Analyst
10 9 (7.20%) Systems Engineer
10 9 (7.20%) Technical Support
11 8 (6.40%) Service Manager
12 7 (5.60%) Technical Analyst
12 7 (5.60%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (10.40%) HTML
2 5 (4.00%) SOAP
2 5 (4.00%) Web Services
3 4 (3.20%) 802.1X
3 4 (3.20%) VXML
4 3 (2.40%) .NET
4 3 (2.40%) DHTML
4 3 (2.40%) UDDI
4 3 (2.40%) WSDL
4 3 (2.40%) XML
4 3 (2.40%) XSLT
5 2 (1.60%) REST
6 1 (0.80%) FreeSWITCH
Miscellaneous
1 38 (30.40%) Video Conferencing
2 20 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (9.60%) Data Centre
4 10 (8.00%) Handset
5 9 (7.20%) SCADA
6 7 (5.60%) Blackberry
6 7 (5.60%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 7 (5.60%) IVR
6 7 (5.60%) Management Information System
7 5 (4.00%) Computer Science
7 5 (4.00%) Embedded Systems
8 4 (3.20%) Fat Client
8 4 (3.20%) Fintech
8 4 (3.20%) Mathematics
8 4 (3.20%) SecurID
8 4 (3.20%) Thin Client
9 2 (1.60%) EPoS
9 2 (1.60%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.60%) Online Banking
9 2 (1.60%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 39 (31.20%) Windows
2 15 (12.00%) Unix
3 11 (8.80%) Linux
4 10 (8.00%) Windows 7
5 6 (4.80%) Windows 8
6 4 (3.20%) Android
6 4 (3.20%) Windows Server
6 4 (3.20%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (3.20%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (3.20%) Windows Vista
7 3 (2.40%) Windows 2000
7 3 (2.40%) Windows NT
8 2 (1.60%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.60%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.80%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (44.00%) ITIL
2 15 (12.00%) Service Delivery
3 11 (8.80%) Network Monitoring
3 11 (8.80%) Project Management
3 11 (8.80%) Service Management
4 10 (8.00%) Coaching
4 10 (8.00%) WFM
5 9 (7.20%) Change Control
6 8 (6.40%) Presales
7 7 (5.60%) Time Management
8 6 (4.80%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (4.00%) Capacity Planning
9 5 (4.00%) Cisco ICM Scripting
9 5 (4.00%) Performance Analysis
10 4 (3.20%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (3.20%) Mentoring
10 4 (3.20%) Migration
10 4 (3.20%) Problem Management
10 4 (3.20%) Project Planning
10 4 (3.20%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (5.60%) Perl
1 7 (5.60%) PHP
1 7 (5.60%) Python
1 7 (5.60%) SQL
2 3 (2.40%) C
Qualifications
1 43 (34.40%) Cisco Certification
2 38 (30.40%) CCNP
3 31 (24.80%) CCNP Voice
4 10 (8.00%) CCSA
4 10 (8.00%) Degree
5 6 (4.80%) CCNA
6 4 (3.20%) CCIE
6 4 (3.20%) Security Cleared
7 3 (2.40%) SC Cleared
8 2 (1.60%) MCITP
8 2 (1.60%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.80%) CCVP
9 1 (0.80%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (26.40%) SLA
2 23 (18.40%) COBIT
3 4 (3.20%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.60%) QA
System Software
1 12 (9.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (8.80%) Active Directory
3 6 (4.80%) vSphere
4 4 (3.20%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.80%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.80%) Kamailio
5 1 (0.80%) OpenSIPS
5 1 (0.80%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 18 (14.40%) Cisco CUCM
2 13 (10.40%) Cisco UCCE
3 12 (9.60%) Cisco UCCX
4 7 (5.60%) CA Spectrum
4 7 (5.60%) Endace
4 7 (5.60%) Nagios
5 6 (4.80%) OpenView
6 5 (4.00%) Cisco IPCC
7 4 (3.20%) AirWatch
8 3 (2.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.80%) DameWare
9 1 (0.80%) SCCM
Vendors
1 72 (57.60%) Cisco
2 31 (24.80%) Red Box
3 23 (18.40%) Microsoft
4 13 (10.40%) Polycom
5 12 (9.60%) Verint
5 12 (9.60%) VMware
6 11 (8.80%) HP
6 11 (8.80%) Juniper
7 10 (8.00%) Avaya
7 10 (8.00%) F5
8 8 (6.40%) Intel
9 7 (5.60%) Blue Coat
9 7 (5.60%) BroadSoft
9 7 (5.60%) BT
9 7 (5.60%) CA
9 7 (5.60%) Citrix
9 7 (5.60%) Intel Security
9 7 (5.60%) Lancope
9 7 (5.60%) Nimsoft
9 7 (5.60%) Splunk
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