The table below looks at the statistics for DSL skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited DSL over the 3 months to 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
Rank 214 208 193
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -15
Permanent jobs citing DSL 3 6 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.054% 0.11% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.32% 0.69% 1.06%
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 9
Average salary £29,000 £41,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-29.26% +17.14%
UK excluding London average salary £28,000 £33,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-16.41% +11.66%
DSL
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
925 866 851
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.68% 15.89% 17.29%
Number of salaries quoted 750 732 677
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

DSL
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing DSL across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

DSL Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

DSL
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing DSL across the West Midlands region.

DSL Salary Trend in the West Midlands

DSL
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DSL within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 16 September 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Birmingham - 2 £29,000 -
Worcestershire -6 1 £29,000 -29.26%
DSL
England

DSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing DSL 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 DSL.

1 7 (87.50%) Telecoms
2 5 (62.50%) Load Balancing
2 5 (62.50%) Network Monitoring
2 5 (62.50%) IPsec
2 5 (62.50%) ISDN
2 5 (62.50%) PPP
2 5 (62.50%) VPN
2 5 (62.50%) ATM
2 5 (62.50%) Cisco
2 5 (62.50%) Netcool
2 5 (62.50%) MPLS
2 5 (62.50%) OSPF
2 5 (62.50%) BGP
2 5 (62.50%) X.21
2 5 (62.50%) Firewall
3 3 (37.50%) Fujitsu
3 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (37.50%) QA
3 3 (37.50%) Fault Management
3 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
3 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
3 3 (37.50%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (37.50%) Finance
3 3 (37.50%) Retail
3 3 (37.50%) Back Office
3 3 (37.50%) BT
3 3 (37.50%) ITIL
3 3 (37.50%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (37.50%) Service Delivery
3 3 (37.50%) Broadband

DSL
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing DSL 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 DSL. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) IPsec
1 5 (62.50%) ISDN
1 5 (62.50%) PPP
1 5 (62.50%) VPN
1 5 (62.50%) ATM
1 5 (62.50%) MPLS
1 5 (62.50%) OSPF
1 5 (62.50%) BGP
1 5 (62.50%) X.21
1 5 (62.50%) Firewall
2 3 (37.50%) Broadband
General
1 7 (87.50%) Telecoms
2 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 3 (37.50%) Retail
2 3 (37.50%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Network Engineer
2 4 (50.00%) NOC Engineer
3 3 (37.50%) Service Manager
3 3 (37.50%) Technical Manager
3 3 (37.50%) Technical Services Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Load Balancing
1 5 (62.50%) Network Monitoring
2 3 (37.50%) Fault Management
2 3 (37.50%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (37.50%) ITIL
2 3 (37.50%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
1 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
1 3 (37.50%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (12.50%) CCNA
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) QA
2 1 (12.50%) SLA
Systems Management
1 5 (62.50%) Netcool
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Cisco
2 3 (37.50%) Fujitsu
2 3 (37.50%) BT