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 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
xDSL
Rank 835 840 813
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -27
Permanent jobs citing xDSL 40 38 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.038% 0.036% 0.053%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.21% 0.21% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 25 24 49
Average salary £50,000 £39,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.58% -3.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,200 £24,100
10% offered a salary of more than £68,750 £60,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +17.14%

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
19137 18089 21512
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.99% 16.95% 20.11%
Number of salaries quoted 15313 14187 17546
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £62,500
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 4 March 2015 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 4 March 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
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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 +3 39 £50,000 +28.20% 2
South East -5 26 £43,750 -
Berkshire +3 22 £50,000 -
Reading +8 19 £27,000 -
London +19 11 £67,500 +84.93%
City of London +9 10 £67,500 +84.93%
West Midlands - 2 £37,500 - 2
Milton Keynes - 2 £70,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £70,000 -
Surrey -7 1 £37,500 -
Warwickshire - 1 £35,000 -
North East - 1 £50,000 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £50,000 -
East Sussex - 1 £37,500 -
Studley - 1 £35,000 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £50,000 -
Brighton - 1 £37,500 -
Leatherhead - 1 £37,500 -

xDSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 58 (74.36%) MPLS
2 49 (62.82%) Firewall
2 49 (62.82%) Cisco
3 48 (61.54%) Cisco Certification
4 46 (58.97%) CCNP
4 46 (58.97%) BGP
5 45 (57.69%) VPN
6 44 (56.41%) Ethernet
7 41 (52.56%) OSPF
8 40 (51.28%) Telecoms
9 34 (43.59%) EIGRP
9 34 (43.59%) WAN
10 32 (41.03%) Juniper
11 31 (39.74%) LAN
12 30 (38.46%) PPP
13 29 (37.18%) VoIP
14 27 (34.62%) IPsec
15 24 (30.77%) ATM
15 24 (30.77%) Network Design
16 21 (26.92%) CCNA
17 20 (25.64%) Degree
18 18 (23.08%) Unified Communications
19 17 (21.79%) Network Management
19 17 (21.79%) TCP/IP
20 15 (19.23%) SSL
20 15 (19.23%) Broadband
20 15 (19.23%) UNIX
20 15 (19.23%) Frame Relay
20 15 (19.23%) Huawei
21 14 (17.95%) DSLAM

xDSL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 9 (11.54%) Lync
2 2 (2.56%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.28%) Lotus Domino
3 1 (1.28%) IIS
3 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 14 (17.95%) MS Office
2 13 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 11 (14.10%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (10.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (11.54%) IaaS
2 2 (2.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 58 (74.36%) MPLS
2 49 (62.82%) Firewall
3 46 (58.97%) BGP
4 45 (57.69%) VPN
5 44 (56.41%) Ethernet
6 41 (52.56%) OSPF
7 34 (43.59%) EIGRP
7 34 (43.59%) WAN
8 31 (39.74%) LAN
9 30 (38.46%) PPP
10 29 (37.18%) VoIP
11 27 (34.62%) IPsec
12 24 (30.77%) ATM
13 18 (23.08%) Unified Communications
14 17 (21.79%) TCP/IP
15 15 (19.23%) SSL
15 15 (19.23%) Broadband
15 15 (19.23%) Frame Relay
16 14 (17.95%) DSLAM
17 13 (16.67%) L2TP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.28%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (14.10%) Oracle Forms
General
1 40 (51.28%) Telecoms
2 11 (14.10%) Marketing
3 10 (12.82%) Finance
4 8 (10.26%) Electronics
4 8 (10.26%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.28%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 27 (34.62%) Network Engineer
2 15 (19.23%) Consultant
3 13 (16.67%) Senior Consultant
4 10 (12.82%) Architect
5 9 (11.54%) Sales Consultant
5 9 (11.54%) Support Engineer
5 9 (11.54%) Network Design Architect
5 9 (11.54%) Pre Sales Consultant
5 9 (11.54%) Network Architect
6 8 (10.26%) Senior Sales Consultant
7 7 (8.97%) Product Manager
8 6 (7.69%) Network Support
9 5 (6.41%) Technical Support
9 5 (6.41%) Technical Support Engineer
9 5 (6.41%) Network Support Engineer
9 5 (6.41%) Technical Architect
9 5 (6.41%) Technical Design Architect
9 5 (6.41%) Technical Engineer
9 5 (6.41%) Cisco Engineer
9 5 (6.41%) NOC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.54%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.10%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (10.26%) DTV
3 4 (5.13%) User Experience
4 2 (2.56%) Statistics
4 2 (2.56%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.28%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.28%) iPad
5 1 (1.28%) New Media
5 1 (1.28%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.28%) PKI
5 1 (1.28%) iPhone
5 1 (1.28%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 15 (19.23%) UNIX
2 12 (15.38%) Linux
3 11 (14.10%) Solaris
4 6 (7.69%) Windows
5 4 (5.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.28%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.28%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.28%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.28%) Windows Phone
6 1 (1.28%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.28%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.28%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.28%) Android
6 1 (1.28%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (30.77%) Network Design
2 17 (21.79%) Network Management
3 11 (14.10%) Load Balancing
3 11 (14.10%) WAN Optimisation
4 8 (10.26%) Digital Marketing
4 8 (10.26%) Programme Management
4 8 (10.26%) ITIL
4 8 (10.26%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (8.97%) Product Management
6 6 (7.69%) Service Management
7 5 (6.41%) Change Management
7 5 (6.41%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (5.13%) Stress Testing
8 4 (5.13%) Mentoring
9 3 (3.85%) Information Security
9 3 (3.85%) Migration
9 3 (3.85%) Project Management
10 2 (2.56%) Supplier Management
10 2 (2.56%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (2.56%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 12 (15.38%) SQL
2 3 (3.85%) Python
2 3 (3.85%) Perl
2 3 (3.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 48 (61.54%) Cisco Certification
2 46 (58.97%) CCNP
3 21 (26.92%) CCNA
4 20 (25.64%) Degree
5 11 (14.10%) SCSA
5 11 (14.10%) Sun Certification
6 10 (12.82%) CCIE
7 5 (6.41%) CCSP
7 5 (6.41%) CCIP
7 5 (6.41%) JNCIP
8 3 (3.85%) JNCIA
9 2 (2.56%) CCDP
10 1 (1.28%) MCSE
10 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (1.28%) MBA
10 1 (1.28%) VCP4
10 1 (1.28%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.82%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (10.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.85%) Terminal Services
3 2 (2.56%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.28%) ISA Server
4 1 (1.28%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (1.28%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 49 (62.82%) Cisco
2 32 (41.03%) Juniper
3 15 (19.23%) Huawei
4 14 (17.95%) Microsoft
5 13 (16.67%) HP
6 12 (15.38%) Veritas
7 11 (14.10%) Riverbed
7 11 (14.10%) F5
7 11 (14.10%) Oracle
7 11 (14.10%) Sun
8 9 (11.54%) Ipanema Technologies
9 8 (10.26%) VMware
9 8 (10.26%) SAP
10 5 (6.41%) BT
11 3 (3.85%) Ericsson
11 3 (3.85%) Nokia
11 3 (3.85%) CheckPoint
11 3 (3.85%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
12 2 (2.56%) Citrix
13 1 (1.28%) Dell