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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
xDSL
Rank 844 826 859
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +33
Permanent jobs citing xDSL 36 53 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.033% 0.049% 0.031%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.18% 0.29% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 15 41 26
Average salary £38,500 £42,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.41% +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,340 £31,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £65,000 £52,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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
19643 18515 22476
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.78% 17.18% 19.73%
Number of salaries quoted 15881 14521 18756
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £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 24 December 2014 within the UK.

xDSL Salary Histogram in the UK

xDSL
Top 27 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 24 December 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 -23 32 £50,000 +17.64%
South East -2 23 £43,750 -7.89%
Berkshire +14 19 £50,000 +2.56%
Reading +7 16 £41,000 -15.89%
Buckinghamshire +3 3 - -
London -31 3 £50,000 +5.26%
Milton Keynes - 3 - -
South West -19 2 - -
Wales - 2 £36,750 -
East of England - 2 £63,500 -
South Wales - 2 £36,750 -
Cardiff - 2 £36,750 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £63,500 -
City of London +9 1 £34,500 -5.47%
Bristol -12 1 - -
West Midlands -18 1 £27,850 -11.58%
East Midlands - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £37,500 -
Warwickshire - 1 £27,850 -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £63,500 -
Cheltenham - 1 - -
Hertford - 1 - -
Leatherhead - 1 £37,500 -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Nuneaton - 1 £27,850 -

xDSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 49 (72.06%) MPLS
2 48 (70.59%) VPN
3 42 (61.76%) Cisco
3 42 (61.76%) Firewall
4 39 (57.35%) VoIP
4 39 (57.35%) WAN
5 36 (52.94%) Cisco Certification
6 35 (51.47%) Ethernet
7 34 (50.00%) BGP
8 33 (48.53%) OSPF
9 31 (45.59%) CCNP
10 29 (42.65%) ATM
11 27 (39.71%) LAN
11 27 (39.71%) Telecoms
12 26 (38.24%) PPP
12 26 (38.24%) TCP/IP
12 26 (38.24%) CCNA
13 25 (36.76%) EIGRP
14 24 (35.29%) Juniper
15 23 (33.82%) Network Design
16 21 (30.88%) Frame Relay
17 19 (27.94%) Microsoft
17 19 (27.94%) DWDM
18 18 (26.47%) SDH
19 16 (23.53%) MS Office
19 16 (23.53%) HP
20 15 (22.06%) MS Excel
20 15 (22.06%) ISDN
20 15 (22.06%) Wi-Fi
20 15 (22.06%) Huawei

xDSL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 3 (4.41%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.94%) IIS
2 2 (2.94%) Lotus Domino
3 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 16 (23.53%) MS Office
2 15 (22.06%) MS Excel
3 12 (17.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (4.41%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 49 (72.06%) MPLS
2 48 (70.59%) VPN
3 42 (61.76%) Firewall
4 39 (57.35%) VoIP
4 39 (57.35%) WAN
5 35 (51.47%) Ethernet
6 34 (50.00%) BGP
7 33 (48.53%) OSPF
8 29 (42.65%) ATM
9 27 (39.71%) LAN
10 26 (38.24%) PPP
10 26 (38.24%) TCP/IP
11 25 (36.76%) EIGRP
12 21 (30.88%) Frame Relay
13 19 (27.94%) DWDM
14 18 (26.47%) SDH
15 15 (22.06%) ISDN
15 15 (22.06%) Wi-Fi
16 14 (20.59%) X.25
16 14 (20.59%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (16.18%) Oracle Forms
General
1 27 (39.71%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (33.82%) Network Engineer
2 14 (20.59%) Architect
3 13 (19.12%) Network Architect
3 13 (19.12%) Network Design Architect
4 10 (14.71%) Support Engineer
5 8 (11.76%) Administrator
5 8 (11.76%) Network Administrator
6 6 (8.82%) IT Administrator
6 6 (8.82%) Network Support
6 6 (8.82%) Technical Architect
6 6 (8.82%) Systems Administrator
6 6 (8.82%) Technical Design Architect
7 5 (7.35%) Network Technical Architect
7 5 (7.35%) Technical Support
7 5 (7.35%) Technical Engineer
7 5 (7.35%) Team Leader
7 5 (7.35%) Technical Support Engineer
7 5 (7.35%) Network Support Engineer
8 4 (5.88%) Senior Technical Architect
8 4 (5.88%) NOC Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.94%) SecurID
2 2 (2.94%) Blackberry
2 2 (2.94%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.94%) Statistics
3 1 (1.47%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.47%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.47%) iPhone
3 1 (1.47%) iPad
3 1 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.47%) User Experience
3 1 (1.47%) Streaming Video
3 1 (1.47%) IVR
3 1 (1.47%) PKI
3 1 (1.47%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 14 (20.59%) UNIX
2 12 (17.65%) Linux
3 11 (16.18%) Windows
3 11 (16.18%) Solaris
4 6 (8.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (4.41%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.94%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.94%) Windows 8
6 2 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.94%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.47%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.47%) Windows Phone
7 1 (1.47%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.47%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (33.82%) Network Design
2 10 (14.71%) Load Balancing
2 10 (14.71%) Network Management
3 8 (11.76%) Network Monitoring
4 7 (10.29%) Mentoring
5 5 (7.35%) Migration
6 3 (4.41%) ITIL
6 3 (4.41%) Change Management
6 3 (4.41%) WAN Optimisation
7 2 (2.94%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (2.94%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (2.94%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (2.94%) Project Management
7 2 (2.94%) Supplier Management
7 2 (2.94%) Computer Architecture
8 1 (1.47%) Capacity Planning
8 1 (1.47%) SIEM
8 1 (1.47%) Information Security
8 1 (1.47%) Stress Testing
8 1 (1.47%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 12 (17.65%) SQL
2 2 (2.94%) Python
2 2 (2.94%) Shell Script
2 2 (2.94%) Perl
Qualifications
1 36 (52.94%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (45.59%) CCNP
3 26 (38.24%) CCNA
4 14 (20.59%) CCIE
4 14 (20.59%) Degree
5 11 (16.18%) Sun Certification
5 11 (16.18%) SCSA
6 4 (5.88%) CCSP
6 4 (5.88%) CCIP
7 2 (2.94%) CCDP
7 2 (2.94%) JNCIA
7 2 (2.94%) JNCIP
8 1 (1.47%) JNCIE
8 1 (1.47%) MBA
8 1 (1.47%) CCENT
8 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.47%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (20.59%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (7.35%) Active Directory
1 5 (7.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (5.88%) Terminal Services
3 2 (2.94%) ISA Server
3 2 (2.94%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (2.94%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 42 (61.76%) Cisco
2 24 (35.29%) Juniper
3 19 (27.94%) Microsoft
4 16 (23.53%) HP
5 15 (22.06%) Huawei
6 13 (19.12%) Veritas
7 11 (16.18%) Oracle
7 11 (16.18%) Sun
8 8 (11.76%) F5
9 7 (10.29%) Citrix
10 6 (8.82%) CheckPoint
11 5 (7.35%) VMware
12 3 (4.41%) Avaya
12 3 (4.41%) Riverbed
13 2 (2.94%) Aruba
13 2 (2.94%) Brocade
13 2 (2.94%) SonicWALL
13 2 (2.94%) Dell
13 2 (2.94%) Lotus
13 2 (2.94%) Symantec