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 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
QSIG
Rank 884 889 876
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -13
Permanent jobs citing QSIG 7 7 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.006% 0.006% 0.008%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.039% 0.033% 0.048%
Number of salaries quoted 6 7 1
Average salary £62,500 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% +11.11%
UK excluding London average salary £60,000 £48,750 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+23.07% +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
18114 20946 18941
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.63% 18.11% 17.68%
Number of salaries quoted 15081 16567 15302
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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
Top 5 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 3 September 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 +21 7 £62,500 +25.00%
London +13 5 £65,000 +30.00%
North West - 2 £60,000 -
Manchester - 1 £60,000 -
City of London - 1 £65,000 -

QSIG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 39 (95.12%) VoIP
2 37 (90.24%) Cisco
3 26 (63.41%) DPNSS
4 25 (60.98%) Cisco Certification
4 25 (60.98%) WAN
4 25 (60.98%) LAN
5 24 (58.54%) CCNA
6 23 (56.10%) SLA
7 22 (53.66%) PBX
8 21 (51.22%) ITIL
8 21 (51.22%) ISO 9001
8 21 (51.22%) Lync
9 18 (43.90%) Operations Management
9 18 (43.90%) ITIL Certification
10 11 (26.83%) Cisco CUCM
11 10 (24.39%) Telepresence
12 8 (19.51%) SC Cleared
12 8 (19.51%) Security Cleared
12 8 (19.51%) Banking
12 8 (19.51%) Investment Banking
13 7 (17.07%) IP Telephony
13 7 (17.07%) Finance
13 7 (17.07%) Windows
14 5 (12.20%) MS Excel
14 5 (12.20%) Siemens
14 5 (12.20%) H.323
14 5 (12.20%) Unified Communications
15 4 (9.76%) CCNP
15 4 (9.76%) BT
15 4 (9.76%) Telecoms

QSIG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 21 (51.22%) Lync
Applications
1 5 (12.20%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.88%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 39 (95.12%) VoIP
2 26 (63.41%) DPNSS
3 25 (60.98%) LAN
3 25 (60.98%) WAN
4 22 (53.66%) PBX
5 10 (24.39%) Telepresence
6 7 (17.07%) IP Telephony
7 5 (12.20%) H.323
7 5 (12.20%) Unified Communications
8 3 (7.32%) Firewall
8 3 (7.32%) ISDN
9 2 (4.88%) Network Security
9 2 (4.88%) Wireshark
9 2 (4.88%) SMTP
9 2 (4.88%) Ethernet
9 2 (4.88%) TCP/IP
10 1 (2.44%) RTP
10 1 (2.44%) SCCP
10 1 (2.44%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (2.44%) VLAN
General
1 8 (19.51%) Banking
1 8 (19.51%) Investment Banking
2 7 (17.07%) Finance
3 4 (9.76%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.44%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.44%) Legal
Job Titles
1 20 (48.78%) Cisco Engineer
2 18 (43.90%) Voice Engineer
3 7 (17.07%) Network Engineer
4 5 (12.20%) Support Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Cisco Voice Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Voice Support Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Voice Network Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Operations Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Network Support Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Network Support
6 3 (7.32%) VoIP Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Junior
7 2 (4.88%) Telecoms Engineer
8 1 (2.44%) Voice Specialist
8 1 (2.44%) Designer
8 1 (2.44%) Network Operations Engineer
8 1 (2.44%) Unified Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.44%) Software Packaging
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.07%) Windows
2 4 (9.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (51.22%) ITIL
2 18 (43.90%) Operations Management
3 3 (7.32%) Service Delivery
4 2 (4.88%) Memory Management
4 2 (4.88%) Process Improvement
4 2 (4.88%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (2.44%) Change Control
5 1 (2.44%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (2.44%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (2.44%) Business Continuity
Qualifications
1 25 (60.98%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (58.54%) CCNA
3 18 (43.90%) ITIL Certification
4 8 (19.51%) SC Cleared
4 8 (19.51%) Security Cleared
5 4 (9.76%) CCNP
6 3 (7.32%) MCSE
6 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (56.10%) SLA
2 21 (51.22%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (4.88%) Terminal Services
2 1 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (26.83%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 37 (90.24%) Cisco
2 5 (12.20%) Siemens
3 4 (9.76%) BT
4 3 (7.32%) VMware
4 3 (7.32%) Verint
4 3 (7.32%) Avaya
5 2 (4.88%) Microsoft
5 2 (4.88%) Citrix
5 2 (4.88%) Mitel
6 1 (2.44%) CyberTech