The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
xDSL
Rank 868 826 842
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +16
Permanent jobs citing xDSL 33 61 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.028% 0.056% 0.050%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.16% 0.31% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 25 31 44
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £41,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -3.03%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,750 £39,250 £38,500
% change year-on-year
-16.56% +1.94%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
20545 19756 21121
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.57% 18.17% 17.96%
Number of salaries quoted 16471 15851 17426
Average salary £44,500 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.29% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £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 30 July 2014 within the UK.

xDSL Salary Histogram in the UK

xDSL
Top 24 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 30 July 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 -51 29 £65,000 +62.50%
South East -27 17 £36,500 -2.66%
Berkshire +4 10 £32,500 -38.09%
Reading +9 9 £32,500 -
London -55 6 £65,000 +8.33%
South West -16 4 £67,500 +68.75%
Scotland - 4 £27,500 -
Edinburgh - 4 £27,500 -
East Sussex - 4 £67,500 -
Warwickshire +14 3 £27,850 +3.14%
West Midlands +4 3 £27,850 +3.14%
Buckinghamshire -8 3 £27,500 -26.66%
Devon - 3 £67,500 -
Brighton - 3 £67,500 -
Nuneaton - 3 £27,850 -
Exeter - 2 £67,500 -
Milton Keynes - 2 - -
Bristol -10 1 £41,500 +3.75%
Aylesbury - 1 £27,500 -
Luton - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -

xDSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (88.41%) MPLS
2 53 (76.81%) Ethernet
3 50 (72.46%) Cisco
4 42 (60.87%) Firewall
5 39 (56.52%) VPN
6 33 (47.83%) Telecoms
7 31 (44.93%) Cisco Certification
8 30 (43.48%) WAN
8 30 (43.48%) OSPF
9 28 (40.58%) BGP
10 26 (37.68%) VoIP
11 25 (36.23%) CCNA
12 24 (34.78%) PPP
13 23 (33.33%) CCNP
14 21 (30.43%) SDH
15 18 (26.09%) LAN
15 18 (26.09%) Load Balancing
16 17 (24.64%) ITIL
17 16 (23.19%) IPsec
17 16 (23.19%) Unified Communications
18 15 (21.74%) DSL
19 14 (20.29%) UNIX
19 14 (20.29%) ATM
19 14 (20.29%) Juniper
20 13 (18.84%) TCP/IP
20 13 (18.84%) Linux
20 13 (18.84%) Change Management
21 12 (17.39%) L2TP
21 12 (17.39%) SNMP
22 11 (15.94%) PSTN

xDSL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (5.80%) Lync
2 3 (4.35%) IIS
3 1 (1.45%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 3 (4.35%) MS Office
2 1 (1.45%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.45%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.45%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 61 (88.41%) MPLS
2 53 (76.81%) Ethernet
3 42 (60.87%) Firewall
4 39 (56.52%) VPN
5 30 (43.48%) WAN
5 30 (43.48%) OSPF
6 28 (40.58%) BGP
7 26 (37.68%) VoIP
8 24 (34.78%) PPP
9 21 (30.43%) SDH
10 18 (26.09%) LAN
11 16 (23.19%) IPsec
11 16 (23.19%) Unified Communications
12 15 (21.74%) DSL
13 14 (20.29%) ATM
14 13 (18.84%) TCP/IP
15 12 (17.39%) L2TP
15 12 (17.39%) SNMP
16 11 (15.94%) PSTN
17 10 (14.49%) DWDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (2.90%) Oracle Forms
General
1 33 (47.83%) Telecoms
2 4 (5.80%) Games
2 4 (5.80%) Finance
3 2 (2.90%) Marketing
3 2 (2.90%) French Language
Job Titles
1 17 (24.64%) Consultant
2 15 (21.74%) Network Engineer
3 12 (17.39%) Support Engineer
3 12 (17.39%) NOC Engineer
4 11 (15.94%) Solutions Consultant
4 11 (15.94%) Senior Consultant
5 10 (14.49%) Technical Support
5 10 (14.49%) Technical Support Engineer
5 10 (14.49%) Technical Engineer
6 7 (10.14%) Network Support
7 6 (8.70%) Architect
7 6 (8.70%) Network Architect
8 4 (5.80%) Network Support Engineer
8 4 (5.80%) Principal Architect
8 4 (5.80%) Network Operations Engineer
8 4 (5.80%) Operations Engineer
9 3 (4.35%) OSS Consultant
9 3 (4.35%) Principal Consultant
9 3 (4.35%) Network Analyst
9 3 (4.35%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.80%) COM
2 3 (4.35%) REST
2 3 (4.35%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (2.90%) SCADA
3 1 (1.45%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.45%) PDA
3 1 (1.45%) SecurID
3 1 (1.45%) IVR
3 1 (1.45%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 14 (20.29%) UNIX
2 13 (18.84%) Linux
3 4 (5.80%) Windows
4 3 (4.35%) Solaris
5 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (26.09%) Load Balancing
2 17 (24.64%) ITIL
3 13 (18.84%) Change Management
4 7 (10.14%) Network Management
5 6 (8.70%) Network Design
5 6 (8.70%) Network Monitoring
6 3 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (4.35%) Revenue Management
6 3 (4.35%) Strategic Planning
6 3 (4.35%) eTOM
6 3 (4.35%) SIEM
6 3 (4.35%) CRM
6 3 (4.35%) Service Delivery
6 3 (4.35%) Migration
6 3 (4.35%) Project Management
7 2 (2.90%) WAN Optimisation
7 2 (2.90%) Supplier Management
7 2 (2.90%) Business Development
7 2 (2.90%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (2.90%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.70%) SQL
2 5 (7.25%) Perl
2 5 (7.25%) Python
2 5 (7.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 31 (44.93%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (36.23%) CCNA
3 23 (33.33%) CCNP
4 10 (14.49%) CCIE
5 7 (10.14%) JNCIA
6 6 (8.70%) Degree
7 5 (7.25%) SCSA
8 4 (5.80%) Sun Certification
9 3 (4.35%) Security Cleared
9 3 (4.35%) CCSP
9 3 (4.35%) CCIP
10 2 (2.90%) CISSP
10 2 (2.90%) A+ Certification
11 1 (1.45%) CCENT
11 1 (1.45%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.80%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (14.49%) Active Directory
2 6 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.90%) vSphere
4 1 (1.45%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.45%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 4 (5.80%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (1.45%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 50 (72.46%) Cisco
2 14 (20.29%) Juniper
3 10 (14.49%) Microsoft
4 9 (13.04%) HP
5 6 (8.70%) VMware
5 6 (8.70%) Oracle
5 6 (8.70%) F5
6 5 (7.25%) Huawei
6 5 (7.25%) Sun
6 5 (7.25%) CheckPoint
6 5 (7.25%) Citrix
7 4 (5.80%) Veritas
7 4 (5.80%) SolarWinds
8 2 (2.90%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 2 (2.90%) Foundry
9 1 (1.45%) Aruba
9 1 (1.45%) SonicWALL
9 1 (1.45%) Fortinet
9 1 (1.45%) Brocade
9 1 (1.45%) Meru Networks