The table below looks at the statistics for xDSL skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited xDSL over the 3 months to 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
xDSL
Rank 860 835 843
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +8
Permanent jobs citing xDSL 31 54 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.028% 0.050% 0.045%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.15% 0.29% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 20 41 42
Average salary £27,850 £47,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-41.36% +18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,250 £37,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £43,100 £65,000 £61,500
UK excluding London average salary £27,850 £41,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-32.89% +10.66%

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
20259 18439 22340
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.00% 17.18% 19.19%
Number of salaries quoted 16033 14973 18252
Average salary £44,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £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

xDSL
Jobs Demand Trend

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

xDSL Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

xDSL
Salary Trend

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

xDSL Salary Trend in the UK

xDSL
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing xDSL over the 3 months to 1 October 2014 within the UK.

xDSL Salary Histogram in the UK

xDSL
Top 18 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing xDSL within the UK over the 3 months to 1 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 -46 31 £27,850 -41.36% 4
South East -2 14 £26,500 -47.00% 1
Buckinghamshire +10 9 - - 1
Milton Keynes - 9 - - 1
West Midlands -16 8 £27,850 -10.97% 1
Warwickshire - 7 £27,850 - 1
Nuneaton - 7 £27,850 - 1
Berkshire +4 5 £26,500 -47.00%
East of England - 5 £19,000 -
London -15 3 £57,500 +21.05%
Hertford - 3 £19,000 -
Hertfordshire - 3 £19,000 -
Reading +1 2 £26,500 -47.00%
Bedfordshire - 2 - -
Luton - 2 - -
City of London +4 1 £30,000 -28.57%
Bristol -7 1 £41,500 +3.75% 1
South West -19 1 £41,500 +3.75% 2

xDSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing xDSL 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 xDSL.

1 59 (89.39%) MPLS
2 49 (74.24%) Cisco
3 44 (66.67%) VPN
4 40 (60.61%) WAN
5 38 (57.58%) Ethernet
6 37 (56.06%) Firewall
7 32 (48.48%) OSPF
8 31 (46.97%) VoIP
9 30 (45.45%) BGP
10 29 (43.94%) Cisco Certification
11 25 (37.88%) CCNA
12 24 (36.36%) LAN
12 24 (36.36%) Telecoms
13 20 (30.30%) SDH
13 20 (30.30%) TCP/IP
14 19 (28.79%) Juniper
15 18 (27.27%) CCNP
16 17 (25.76%) Internet
17 16 (24.24%) PPP
17 16 (24.24%) ATM
18 15 (22.73%) ISDN
19 14 (21.21%) Load Balancing
20 13 (19.70%) Unified Communications
20 13 (19.70%) DWDM
20 13 (19.70%) SLA
21 12 (18.18%) Microsoft
21 12 (18.18%) CCIE
21 12 (18.18%) Frame Relay
21 12 (18.18%) Network Design
22 11 (16.67%) IPsec

xDSL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing xDSL 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 xDSL. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (6.06%) Lync
1 4 (6.06%) IIS
2 2 (3.03%) Lotus Domino
2 2 (3.03%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (7.58%) MS Office
2 4 (6.06%) MS Excel
3 3 (4.55%) MS Visio
4 2 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 59 (89.39%) MPLS
2 44 (66.67%) VPN
3 40 (60.61%) WAN
4 38 (57.58%) Ethernet
5 37 (56.06%) Firewall
6 32 (48.48%) OSPF
7 31 (46.97%) VoIP
8 30 (45.45%) BGP
9 24 (36.36%) LAN
10 20 (30.30%) SDH
10 20 (30.30%) TCP/IP
11 17 (25.76%) Internet
12 16 (24.24%) PPP
12 16 (24.24%) ATM
13 15 (22.73%) ISDN
14 13 (19.70%) Unified Communications
14 13 (19.70%) DWDM
15 12 (18.18%) Frame Relay
16 11 (16.67%) IPsec
16 11 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.03%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Oracle Forms
General
1 24 (36.36%) Telecoms
2 4 (6.06%) Games
3 2 (3.03%) French Language
4 1 (1.52%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (21.21%) Network Engineer
2 13 (19.70%) Network Architect
2 13 (19.70%) Architect
3 12 (18.18%) Support Engineer
4 10 (15.15%) Consultant
5 9 (13.64%) NOC Engineer
5 9 (13.64%) Network Design Architect
6 8 (12.12%) Solutions Consultant
6 8 (12.12%) Senior Consultant
6 8 (12.12%) Administrator
6 8 (12.12%) Network Administrator
7 6 (9.09%) Technical Engineer
7 6 (9.09%) IT Administrator
7 6 (9.09%) Technical Support Engineer
7 6 (9.09%) Technical Support
7 6 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
8 4 (6.06%) Principal Architect
8 4 (6.06%) Operations Engineer
8 4 (6.06%) Network Operations Engineer
9 3 (4.55%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.06%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.03%) SecurID
3 1 (1.52%) Streaming Video
3 1 (1.52%) IVR
3 1 (1.52%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.52%) iPhone
3 1 (1.52%) iPad
3 1 (1.52%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.52%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 9 (13.64%) Linux
2 7 (10.61%) Windows
3 6 (9.09%) UNIX
4 3 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.03%) Windows 8
5 2 (3.03%) Windows 7
5 2 (3.03%) Windows XP
5 2 (3.03%) Solaris
6 1 (1.52%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.52%) Windows Phone
6 1 (1.52%) Android
6 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (21.21%) Load Balancing
2 12 (18.18%) Network Design
3 9 (13.64%) ITIL
4 8 (12.12%) Network Monitoring
5 7 (10.61%) Change Management
6 6 (9.09%) Network Management
7 4 (6.06%) Mentoring
8 3 (4.55%) Migration
9 2 (3.03%) Supplier Management
9 2 (3.03%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (3.03%) WAN Optimisation
9 2 (3.03%) Computer Architecture
10 1 (1.52%) Service Delivery
10 1 (1.52%) Capacity Planning
10 1 (1.52%) SIEM
10 1 (1.52%) Root Cause Analysis
10 1 (1.52%) Time Management
10 1 (1.52%) WFM
10 1 (1.52%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.55%) SQL
2 1 (1.52%) Shell Script
2 1 (1.52%) Python
2 1 (1.52%) Perl
Qualifications
1 29 (43.94%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (37.88%) CCNA
3 18 (27.27%) CCNP
4 12 (18.18%) CCIE
5 5 (7.58%) JNCIA
6 4 (6.06%) Degree
7 1 (1.52%) CCSP
7 1 (1.52%) CCIP
7 1 (1.52%) Sun Certification
7 1 (1.52%) CCENT
7 1 (1.52%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.52%) SCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (19.70%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (13.64%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.55%) Terminal Services
4 2 (3.03%) ISA Server
5 1 (1.52%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (6.06%) SolarWinds Orion
2 2 (3.03%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 49 (74.24%) Cisco
2 19 (28.79%) Juniper
3 12 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 7 (10.61%) Citrix
4 7 (10.61%) Huawei
5 6 (9.09%) HP
6 5 (7.58%) VMware
6 5 (7.58%) Veritas
6 5 (7.58%) CheckPoint
7 4 (6.06%) SolarWinds
8 3 (4.55%) Oracle
8 3 (4.55%) Avaya
8 3 (4.55%) F5
9 2 (3.03%) Brocade
9 2 (3.03%) SonicWALL
9 2 (3.03%) Aruba
9 2 (3.03%) Lotus
9 2 (3.03%) Dell
9 2 (3.03%) Sun
9 2 (3.03%) Symantec
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