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 1 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
Rank 199 189 200
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +11
Permanent jobs citing DSL 9 7 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.17% 0.15% 0.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.11% 0.98% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 9 7 5
Average salary £47,500 £30,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+58.33% +9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,000 £30,000 £23,100
10% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £36,000 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £36,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+13.88% +10.76%
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
810 713 843
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.41% 15.49% 17.00%
Number of salaries quoted 696 590 718
Average salary £36,750 £37,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.00% +2.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing DSL across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 April 2015.

DSL Salary Histogram 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 1 April 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
(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
Solihull - 5 £47,500 -
Shropshire - 2 £18,000 -
Warwickshire -10 1 £27,500 -8.33%
Birmingham -10 1 £27,500 -8.33%
DSL
England

DSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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 14 (73.68%) MPLS
2 11 (57.89%) Telecoms
3 10 (52.63%) Cisco
4 9 (47.37%) Internet
5 7 (36.84%) Ethernet
5 7 (36.84%) Firewall
6 6 (31.58%) ATM
6 6 (31.58%) ISDN
6 6 (31.58%) PPP
6 6 (31.58%) OSPF
6 6 (31.58%) BGP
6 6 (31.58%) X.21
6 6 (31.58%) IPsec
7 5 (26.32%) VoIP
7 5 (26.32%) VPN
7 5 (26.32%) SLA
7 5 (26.32%) Load Balancing
7 5 (26.32%) Network Monitoring
8 4 (21.05%) C
8 4 (21.05%) ITIL
8 4 (21.05%) Broadband
8 4 (21.05%) LAN
8 4 (21.05%) WAN
8 4 (21.05%) ISO 9001
8 4 (21.05%) Service Delivery
8 4 (21.05%) Balanced Scorecard
8 4 (21.05%) Finance
8 4 (21.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (21.05%) VPLS
8 4 (21.05%) Mathematics

DSL
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (15.79%) MS Exchange
1 3 (15.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 14 (73.68%) MPLS
2 9 (47.37%) Internet
3 7 (36.84%) Ethernet
3 7 (36.84%) Firewall
4 6 (31.58%) IPsec
4 6 (31.58%) OSPF
4 6 (31.58%) BGP
4 6 (31.58%) X.21
4 6 (31.58%) ISDN
4 6 (31.58%) ATM
4 6 (31.58%) PPP
5 5 (26.32%) VPN
5 5 (26.32%) VoIP
6 4 (21.05%) WAN
6 4 (21.05%) Broadband
6 4 (21.05%) LAN
6 4 (21.05%) VPLS
7 1 (5.26%) NGN
7 1 (5.26%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (5.26%) PSTN
General
1 11 (57.89%) Telecoms
2 4 (21.05%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Network Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Services Delivery Manager
2 4 (21.05%) Service Manager
2 4 (21.05%) Network Manager
2 4 (21.05%) NOC Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Delivery Manager
3 3 (15.79%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (15.79%) Support Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Field Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Support Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Service Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Support
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Service Desk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Mathematics
2 3 (15.79%) Blackberry
3 1 (5.26%) Statistics
3 1 (5.26%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Windows
1 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (15.79%) Windows 7
2 1 (5.26%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Load Balancing
1 5 (26.32%) Network Monitoring
2 4 (21.05%) Balanced Scorecard
2 4 (21.05%) ITIL
2 4 (21.05%) Service Delivery
3 2 (10.53%) Configuration Management
3 2 (10.53%) Time Management
3 2 (10.53%) Service Management
4 1 (5.26%) Migration
4 1 (5.26%) Asset Management
4 1 (5.26%) Data Protection
4 1 (5.26%) Security Architecture
4 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (5.26%) Capacity Management
4 1 (5.26%) Project Management
4 1 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) CCNP
1 3 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.26%) CCIE
2 1 (5.26%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (26.32%) SLA
2 4 (21.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (21.05%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) Netcool
2 1 (5.26%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (52.63%) Cisco
2 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
3 2 (10.53%) Juniper
4 1 (5.26%) Mitel