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

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
xDSL
Rank 873 820 838
Rank change year-on-year
-53 +18
Permanent jobs citing xDSL 31 51 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.047% 0.054%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.15% 0.27% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 23 28 46
Average salary £29,500 £40,750 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.60% +1.87%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £37,500 £31,250
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £56,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £27,850 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
-30.37% +1.26%

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
20862 19212 21438
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.81% 17.68% 18.29%
Number of salaries quoted 16558 15532 17592
Average salary £44,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.22% +5.88%
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 22 August 2014 within the UK.

xDSL Salary Histogram in the UK

xDSL
Top 25 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 22 August 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 -31 31 £29,500 -26.25% 3
South East -32 13 £27,500 -33.33%
London -5 8 £65,000 +13.04%
Berkshire -2 7 £26,500 -49.52%
Reading +6 6 £26,500 -
Buckinghamshire +1 5 £27,500 -26.66%
West Midlands -3 5 £27,850 -25.73%
Warwickshire - 5 £27,850 -
Nuneaton - 5 £27,850 -
Milton Keynes - 4 - -
East of England - 3 £23,250 -
South West -20 2 £54,500 +36.25% 2
Hertford - 2 £23,250 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £23,250 -
Bristol -6 1 £41,500 +3.75% 2
City of London -9 1 £30,000 -50.00%
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
Exeter - 1 £67,500 -
Aylesbury - 1 £27,500 -
Brighton - 1 £67,500 -
Luton - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
Devon - 1 £67,500 -
East Sussex - 1 £67,500 -

xDSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 61 (91.04%) MPLS
2 51 (76.12%) Cisco
3 47 (70.15%) Ethernet
4 41 (61.19%) VPN
5 40 (59.70%) Firewall
6 34 (50.75%) WAN
7 33 (49.25%) OSPF
8 31 (46.27%) BGP
8 31 (46.27%) Cisco Certification
9 28 (41.79%) VoIP
10 27 (40.30%) Telecoms
11 25 (37.31%) CCNA
12 23 (34.33%) PPP
13 21 (31.34%) CCNP
14 20 (29.85%) SDH
15 18 (26.87%) LAN
15 18 (26.87%) Unified Communications
16 17 (25.37%) Load Balancing
17 16 (23.88%) Juniper
17 16 (23.88%) IPsec
18 15 (22.39%) DSL
19 13 (19.40%) L2TP
19 13 (19.40%) Change Management
19 13 (19.40%) PSTN
19 13 (19.40%) TCP/IP
19 13 (19.40%) ITIL
20 12 (17.91%) ATM
20 12 (17.91%) Internet
21 11 (16.42%) UNIX
21 11 (16.42%) CCIE

xDSL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (5.97%) Lync
2 3 (4.48%) IIS
3 1 (1.49%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.49%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 3 (4.48%) MS Excel
1 3 (4.48%) MS Office
2 2 (2.99%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.99%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 61 (91.04%) MPLS
2 47 (70.15%) Ethernet
3 41 (61.19%) VPN
4 40 (59.70%) Firewall
5 34 (50.75%) WAN
6 33 (49.25%) OSPF
7 31 (46.27%) BGP
8 28 (41.79%) VoIP
9 23 (34.33%) PPP
10 20 (29.85%) SDH
11 18 (26.87%) LAN
11 18 (26.87%) Unified Communications
12 16 (23.88%) IPsec
13 15 (22.39%) DSL
14 13 (19.40%) L2TP
14 13 (19.40%) PSTN
14 13 (19.40%) TCP/IP
15 12 (17.91%) ATM
15 12 (17.91%) Internet
16 9 (13.43%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.49%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (2.99%) Oracle Forms
General
1 27 (40.30%) Telecoms
2 4 (5.97%) Games
3 3 (4.48%) Finance
4 2 (2.99%) French Language
4 2 (2.99%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (20.90%) Consultant
2 13 (19.40%) Network Engineer
2 13 (19.40%) NOC Engineer
3 11 (16.42%) Senior Consultant
3 11 (16.42%) Solutions Consultant
4 10 (14.93%) Support Engineer
5 8 (11.94%) Architect
5 8 (11.94%) Network Architect
6 7 (10.45%) Technical Engineer
6 7 (10.45%) Technical Support
6 7 (10.45%) Technical Support Engineer
7 5 (7.46%) Operations Engineer
7 5 (7.46%) Network Operations Engineer
8 4 (5.97%) Network Administrator
8 4 (5.97%) IT Administrator
8 4 (5.97%) Network Support
8 4 (5.97%) Administrator
8 4 (5.97%) Systems Administrator
8 4 (5.97%) Principal Architect
8 4 (5.97%) Network Design Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.97%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (1.49%) Video Conferencing
1 1 (1.49%) SecurID
1 1 (1.49%) PDA
1 1 (1.49%) SCADA
1 1 (1.49%) Blackberry
1 1 (1.49%) Streaming Video
1 1 (1.49%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 11 (16.42%) UNIX
2 10 (14.93%) Linux
3 5 (7.46%) Windows
4 2 (2.99%) Solaris
4 2 (2.99%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.99%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.49%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.49%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.49%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (25.37%) Load Balancing
2 13 (19.40%) Change Management
2 13 (19.40%) ITIL
3 8 (11.94%) Network Design
3 8 (11.94%) Network Management
4 6 (8.96%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (4.48%) Migration
6 2 (2.99%) Service Delivery
6 2 (2.99%) Project Management
6 2 (2.99%) Business Development
6 2 (2.99%) Supplier Management
6 2 (2.99%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (2.99%) Stress Testing
6 2 (2.99%) Time Management
6 2 (2.99%) WAN Optimisation
7 1 (1.49%) Portfolio Management
7 1 (1.49%) SIEM
7 1 (1.49%) Marketing Strategy
7 1 (1.49%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (1.49%) Computer Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.46%) Shell Script
1 5 (7.46%) Python
1 5 (7.46%) Perl
2 4 (5.97%) SQL
Qualifications
1 31 (46.27%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (37.31%) CCNA
3 21 (31.34%) CCNP
4 11 (16.42%) CCIE
5 7 (10.45%) JNCIA
6 5 (7.46%) Degree
7 3 (4.48%) CCSP
7 3 (4.48%) CCIP
8 2 (2.99%) Sun Certification
8 2 (2.99%) SCSA
8 2 (2.99%) Security Cleared
9 1 (1.49%) CCENT
9 1 (1.49%) MBA
9 1 (1.49%) CISSP
9 1 (1.49%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.96%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (10.45%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.49%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.49%) ISA Server
3 1 (1.49%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (5.97%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (1.49%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 51 (76.12%) Cisco
2 16 (23.88%) Juniper
3 10 (14.93%) Microsoft
4 6 (8.96%) HP
4 6 (8.96%) F5
5 5 (7.46%) Huawei
5 5 (7.46%) VMware
5 5 (7.46%) Citrix
6 4 (5.97%) Oracle
6 4 (5.97%) Veritas
6 4 (5.97%) CheckPoint
6 4 (5.97%) SolarWinds
7 3 (4.48%) Sun
8 2 (2.99%) Avaya
9 1 (1.49%) Aruba
9 1 (1.49%) Riverbed
9 1 (1.49%) Brocade
9 1 (1.49%) SonicWALL
9 1 (1.49%) Symantec
9 1 (1.49%) Salesforce.com
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