The table below looks at the statistics for QSIG skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QSIG over the 3 months to 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
QSIG
Rank 888 893 883
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -10
Permanent jobs citing QSIG 9 12 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.008% 0.010% 0.007%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.049% 0.058% 0.040%
Number of salaries quoted 7 10 1
Average salary £60,000 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% +11.11%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £48,750 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-17.94% +8.33%

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
18445 20679 19842
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.89% 17.75% 18.30%
Number of salaries quoted 15200 16486 15926
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £43,625
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +0.85%
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 £41,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

QSIG
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QSIG within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

QSIG Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

QSIG
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QSIG within the UK.

QSIG Salary Trend in the UK

QSIG
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QSIG over the 3 months to 4 August 2015 within the UK.

QSIG Salary Histogram in the UK

QSIG
Top 7 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QSIG within the UK over the 3 months to 4 August 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +15 8 £60,000 +20.00%
London +21 6 £60,000 +20.00%
North West - 2 - -
Wales - 1 £40,000 -
Chester - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 - -
North Wales - 1 £40,000 -

QSIG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing QSIG 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 QSIG.

1 46 (95.83%) VoIP
2 42 (87.50%) Cisco
3 33 (68.75%) WAN
3 33 (68.75%) LAN
4 32 (66.67%) DPNSS
5 31 (64.58%) Cisco Certification
6 30 (62.50%) CCNA
7 29 (60.42%) SLA
8 28 (58.33%) ISO 9001
8 28 (58.33%) ITIL
9 25 (52.08%) PBX
9 25 (52.08%) Lync
10 22 (45.83%) Operations Management
10 22 (45.83%) ITIL Certification
11 9 (18.75%) Windows
11 9 (18.75%) Cisco CUCM
11 9 (18.75%) Telepresence
12 8 (16.67%) SC Cleared
12 8 (16.67%) Security Cleared
13 7 (14.58%) Investment Banking
13 7 (14.58%) Unified Communications
13 7 (14.58%) Banking
13 7 (14.58%) MS Excel
13 7 (14.58%) Siemens
14 6 (12.50%) Telecoms
14 6 (12.50%) Finance
14 6 (12.50%) IP Telephony
15 5 (10.42%) VMware
16 4 (8.33%) Wireshark
16 4 (8.33%) Memory Management

QSIG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing QSIG 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 QSIG. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 25 (52.08%) Lync
Applications
1 7 (14.58%) MS Excel
2 4 (8.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 46 (95.83%) VoIP
2 33 (68.75%) WAN
2 33 (68.75%) LAN
3 32 (66.67%) DPNSS
4 25 (52.08%) PBX
5 9 (18.75%) Telepresence
6 7 (14.58%) Unified Communications
7 6 (12.50%) IP Telephony
8 4 (8.33%) Wireshark
8 4 (8.33%) H.323
8 4 (8.33%) Firewall
8 4 (8.33%) SMTP
8 4 (8.33%) Ethernet
8 4 (8.33%) TCP/IP
9 3 (6.25%) ISDN
10 2 (4.17%) Network Security
11 1 (2.08%) Cisco Nexus
11 1 (2.08%) Cisco IOS
11 1 (2.08%) RTP
11 1 (2.08%) SCCP
General
1 7 (14.58%) Banking
1 7 (14.58%) Investment Banking
2 6 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 6 (12.50%) Finance
3 1 (2.08%) Legal
3 1 (2.08%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 27 (56.25%) Cisco Engineer
2 19 (39.58%) Voice Engineer
3 9 (18.75%) Network Engineer
4 7 (14.58%) Support Engineer
4 7 (14.58%) Cisco Voice Engineer
5 5 (10.42%) Network Support Engineer
5 5 (10.42%) Network Support
6 3 (6.25%) VoIP Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Voice Support Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Voice Network Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Operations Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Junior
7 2 (4.17%) Telecoms Engineer
8 1 (2.08%) Voice Specialist
8 1 (2.08%) Designer
8 1 (2.08%) Network Operations Engineer
8 1 (2.08%) Unified Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.08%) Software Packaging
Operating Systems
1 9 (18.75%) Windows
2 4 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (58.33%) ITIL
2 22 (45.83%) Operations Management
3 4 (8.33%) Memory Management
4 3 (6.25%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.08%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (2.08%) Process Improvement
5 1 (2.08%) Change Control
5 1 (2.08%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (2.08%) Network Monitoring
Qualifications
1 31 (64.58%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (62.50%) CCNA
3 22 (45.83%) ITIL Certification
4 8 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 8 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 4 (8.33%) CCNP
6 3 (6.25%) MCSE
6 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (60.42%) SLA
2 28 (58.33%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (8.33%) Terminal Services
2 1 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (18.75%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 42 (87.50%) Cisco
2 7 (14.58%) Siemens
3 5 (10.42%) VMware
4 4 (8.33%) BT
4 4 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 4 (8.33%) Citrix
5 3 (6.25%) Avaya
5 3 (6.25%) Verint
6 2 (4.17%) Mitel