Period
to 16 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for DSL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited DSL over the 6 months to 16 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
UK > England
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 997 994 1145
Rank change year-on-year -3 +151 -117
Permanent jobs citing DSL 147 158 102
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.091% 0.095% 0.052%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.59% 0.56% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 116 146 85
England median annual salary £40,500 £40,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.25% +23.08% -7.14%
10th Percentile £24,000 £22,750 £23,650
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £57,500
UK median annual salary £40,500 £40,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year +1.25% +23.08% -7.14%

DSL is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 25,071 28,193 32,643
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.44% 16.92% 16.77%
Number of salaries quoted 20,468 23,052 27,292
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £71,250
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

DSL
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing DSL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for DSL in England

DSL
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing DSL in England.

Salary trend for DSL in England

DSL
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing DSL in England over the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

Salary histogram for DSL in England

DSL
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DSL within the England region over the 6 months to 16 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +44 86 £41,000 -3.53% 10
South East -16 29 £52,500 +23.53% 1
North of England +18 16 £31,000 +20.39% 5
South West +16 10 £18,250 -57.06% 4
North West +2 9 £36,750 +13.08% 2
Yorkshire +35 7 £25,000 +31.58% 3
Midlands -1 6 £29,000 -22.67% 4
West Midlands -16 4 £28,750 -23.33% 4
East Midlands - 2 £62,500 -
DSL
UK

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, IT jobs citing DSL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for DSL.

1 103 (70.07%) Cisco
2 94 (63.95%) MPLS
3 90 (61.22%) Firewall
4 84 (57.14%) VPN
5 62 (42.18%) Cisco Certification
6 55 (37.41%) Ethernet
7 51 (34.69%) WAN
7 51 (34.69%) Windows
7 51 (34.69%) Juniper
8 46 (31.29%) Microsoft
8 46 (31.29%) Active Directory
9 45 (30.61%) Windows Server
10 43 (29.25%) TCP/IP
10 43 (29.25%) DNS
10 43 (29.25%) OSPF
10 43 (29.25%) BGP
11 41 (27.89%) Cisco ASA
12 40 (27.21%) CCNA
12 40 (27.21%) LAN
13 38 (25.85%) VoIP
14 34 (23.13%) CCNP
14 34 (23.13%) Internet
15 33 (22.45%) ADSL
16 32 (21.77%) DHCP
17 31 (21.09%) ITIL
18 27 (18.37%) HP
18 27 (18.37%) Data Centre
18 27 (18.37%) Network Monitoring
18 27 (18.37%) F5
19 25 (17.01%) ISDN

DSL
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 23 (15.65%) MS Exchange
2 19 (12.93%) Skype for Business
3 18 (12.24%) Exchange Server 2013
4 15 (10.20%) IIS
5 9 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2007
5 9 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (2.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (2.04%) SharePoint
6 3 (2.04%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (1.36%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.68%) nginx
Applications
1 17 (11.56%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 21 (14.29%) Office 365
2 12 (8.16%) G Suite
3 10 (6.80%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (6.80%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.68%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.68%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 94 (63.95%) MPLS
2 90 (61.22%) Firewall
3 84 (57.14%) VPN
4 55 (37.41%) Ethernet
5 51 (34.69%) WAN
6 43 (29.25%) BGP
6 43 (29.25%) DNS
6 43 (29.25%) OSPF
6 43 (29.25%) TCP/IP
7 41 (27.89%) Cisco ASA
8 40 (27.21%) LAN
9 38 (25.85%) VoIP
10 34 (23.13%) Internet
11 33 (22.45%) ADSL
12 32 (21.77%) DHCP
13 25 (17.01%) ISDN
14 24 (16.33%) IPsec
15 23 (15.65%) SAN
15 23 (15.65%) SSL
15 23 (15.65%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.36%) Big Data
2 1 (0.68%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (2.04%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.36%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.36%) Selenium
2 2 (1.36%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.68%) Babel
3 1 (0.68%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.68%) Gradle
3 1 (0.68%) JMeter
3 1 (0.68%) Rational Functional Tester
3 1 (0.68%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.68%) SpecFlow
3 1 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.68%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.68%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (0.68%) WebDriver
General
1 14 (9.52%) Telecoms
2 13 (8.84%) Finance
3 9 (6.12%) Games
4 8 (5.44%) Banking
5 7 (4.76%) Spanish Language
6 4 (2.72%) Dutch Language
6 4 (2.72%) French Language
7 3 (2.04%) Advertising
7 3 (2.04%) Marketing
7 3 (2.04%) Retail
8 2 (1.36%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.36%) Legal
9 1 (0.68%) German Language
Job Titles
1 58 (39.46%) Network Engineer
2 20 (13.61%) Analyst
3 19 (12.93%) Support Engineer
4 14 (9.52%) Senior Network Engineer
5 12 (8.16%) Customer Engineer
5 12 (8.16%) Customer Support Engineer
5 12 (8.16%) Help Desk Engineer
5 12 (8.16%) Help Desk Support
5 12 (8.16%) Help Desk Support Engineer
5 12 (8.16%) Technical Support
6 11 (7.48%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 11 (7.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 11 (7.48%) Programmer
7 10 (6.80%) NOC Engineer
8 9 (6.12%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 9 (6.12%) F# Developer
8 9 (6.12%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
8 9 (6.12%) Network Security Analyst
8 9 (6.12%) Scala Developer
8 9 (6.12%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.12%) 802.1X
2 2 (1.36%) Scalaz
3 1 (0.68%) Enzyme
3 1 (0.68%) Gherkin
3 1 (0.68%) HTML
3 1 (0.68%) Jest
3 1 (0.68%) JSON
3 1 (0.68%) Middleware
3 1 (0.68%) Nightwatchjs
3 1 (0.68%) Ramda
3 1 (0.68%) Redux
3 1 (0.68%) SOAP
3 1 (0.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (0.68%) Web Services
3 1 (0.68%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (18.37%) Data Centre
2 23 (15.65%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (7.48%) Fintech
3 11 (7.48%) Replication
4 9 (6.12%) Greenfield Project
4 9 (6.12%) Management Information System
5 8 (5.44%) PKI
6 7 (4.76%) Computer Science
7 6 (4.08%) Blackberry
7 6 (4.08%) Clustering
8 3 (2.04%) EPoS
8 3 (2.04%) iPhone
8 3 (2.04%) User Experience
9 2 (1.36%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.68%) Freedom of Information
10 1 (0.68%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 51 (34.69%) Windows
2 45 (30.61%) Windows Server
3 24 (16.33%) Linux
3 24 (16.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 20 (13.61%) Windows 10
5 17 (11.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (10.88%) Unix
7 15 (10.20%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (10.20%) Windows XP
8 9 (6.12%) Windows 7
9 4 (2.72%) Windows 8
10 3 (2.04%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.68%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (21.09%) ITIL
2 27 (18.37%) Network Monitoring
3 16 (10.88%) Kalman Filter
3 16 (10.88%) Load Balancing
4 15 (10.20%) Proactive Management
5 13 (8.84%) Network Management
6 12 (8.16%) Incident Management
6 12 (8.16%) Problem Management
7 11 (7.48%) Functional Programming
8 10 (6.80%) Translating Business Requirements
9 9 (6.12%) Analytics
9 9 (6.12%) Network Design
10 8 (5.44%) Adaptive Security
10 8 (5.44%) Change Control
10 8 (5.44%) Configuration Management
10 8 (5.44%) Information Management
10 8 (5.44%) Mathematics
10 8 (5.44%) Operations Management
11 7 (4.76%) Coaching
11 7 (4.76%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 17 (11.56%) Python
2 11 (7.48%) F#
2 11 (7.48%) Haskell
2 11 (7.48%) OCaml
2 11 (7.48%) Scala
3 10 (6.80%) Java
4 7 (4.76%) Bash Shell
5 6 (4.08%) PHP
5 6 (4.08%) PowerShell
6 3 (2.04%) VB
6 3 (2.04%) VBA
7 2 (1.36%) ML
7 2 (1.36%) SQL
8 1 (0.68%) C#
8 1 (0.68%) ES6
8 1 (0.68%) Groovy
8 1 (0.68%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 62 (42.18%) Cisco Certification
2 40 (27.21%) CCNA
3 34 (23.13%) CCNP
4 23 (15.65%) Degree
5 22 (14.97%) CCIE
6 12 (8.16%) PhD
7 11 (7.48%) CCSA
8 10 (6.80%) CCSE
8 10 (6.80%) Check Point Certification
8 10 (6.80%) JNCIS
8 10 (6.80%) MCSE
8 10 (6.80%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (5.44%) JNCIP
10 7 (4.76%) MCITP
11 6 (4.08%) MCP
11 6 (4.08%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
11 6 (4.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 5 (3.40%) JNCIA
12 5 (3.40%) SANS
13 3 (2.04%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.16%) SLA
System Software
1 46 (31.29%) Active Directory
2 12 (8.16%) vSphere
3 8 (5.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (4.76%) XenServer
5 6 (4.08%) KVM
5 6 (4.08%) Terminal Services
5 6 (4.08%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (3.40%) Firmware
7 2 (1.36%) Docker
8 1 (0.68%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 21 (14.29%) Backup Exec
2 10 (6.80%) SolarWinds Orion
3 9 (6.12%) XenMobile
4 8 (5.44%) Cisco CUCM
4 8 (5.44%) Cisco Prime
4 8 (5.44%) FortiGate
5 7 (4.76%) Ansible
5 7 (4.76%) SCCM
5 7 (4.76%) ZABBIX
6 6 (4.08%) Nagios
6 6 (4.08%) vCenter Server
7 4 (2.72%) SCOM
8 3 (2.04%) NetBackup
9 2 (1.36%) Netcool
9 2 (1.36%) WMI
10 1 (0.68%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.68%) Kibana
10 1 (0.68%) Puppet
10 1 (0.68%) Terraform
10 1 (0.68%) WSUS
Vendors
1 103 (70.07%) Cisco
2 51 (34.69%) Juniper
3 46 (31.29%) Microsoft
4 27 (18.37%) F5
4 27 (18.37%) HP
5 24 (16.33%) VMware
6 23 (15.65%) Veeam
7 22 (14.97%) CheckPoint
8 20 (13.61%) Palo Alto
9 16 (10.88%) Citrix
10 12 (8.16%) Google
11 11 (7.48%) Dell
12 10 (6.80%) SolarWinds
13 8 (5.44%) Barracuda Networks
13 8 (5.44%) IronPort
13 8 (5.44%) Sourcefire
14 6 (4.08%) ProCurve
14 6 (4.08%) Symantec
14 6 (4.08%) Veritas
14 6 (4.08%) WatchGuard