Period
to 18 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 18 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
UK
6 months to
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1010 1080 1156
Rank change year-on-year +70 +76 -63
Permanent jobs citing DSL 153 137 159
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.088% 0.071% 0.073%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.55% 0.42% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 140 130 121
UK median annual salary £42,000 £42,500 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.18% +28.79% -5.71%
10th Percentile £24,750 £22,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £67,875 £66,375 £61,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,000 £40,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year +2.50% +21.21% +13.79%

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 with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 27934 32390 36472
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.00% 16.90% 16.75%
Number of salaries quoted 22684 26603 30061
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

DSL
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for DSL in the UK

DSL
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for DSL in the UK

DSL
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing DSL over the 6 months to 18 October 2017.

Salary histogram for DSL in the UK

DSL
Top 12 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DSL within the UK over the 6 months to 18 October 2017. 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
England +90 152 £42,000 -1.18% 16
London +43 83 £42,500 -22.73% 8
UK excluding London +41 70 £41,000 +2.50% 8
South East +75 56 £42,000 -1.18% 1
North of England +11 6 £26,000 -20.00% 4
North West -7 4 £32,500 -7.14% 2
Midlands +20 3 £35,000 +14.75%
East Midlands - 3 £35,000 -
Yorkshire +20 2 £24,500 +28.95% 2
East of England +20 2 £40,750 +77.17%
South West -7 2 £18,875 -56.61% 3
Wales - 1 £28,567 -

For the 6 months to 18 October 2017, 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 with a requirement for DSL.

1 112 (73.20%) Cisco
2 111 (72.55%) MPLS
3 95 (62.09%) Firewall
4 91 (59.48%) VPN
5 77 (50.33%) Cisco Certification
6 75 (49.02%) Windows
7 69 (45.10%) WAN
8 67 (43.79%) Juniper
9 64 (41.83%) Windows Server
10 60 (39.22%) DNS
11 59 (38.56%) Ethernet
12 57 (37.25%) CCNA
13 55 (35.95%) LAN
14 53 (34.64%) Active Directory
15 50 (32.68%) OSPF
15 50 (32.68%) BGP
16 48 (31.37%) Cisco ASA
17 46 (30.07%) Microsoft
18 45 (29.41%) VoIP
19 42 (27.45%) CCNP
20 41 (26.80%) Internet
20 41 (26.80%) F5
21 38 (24.84%) DHCP
22 36 (23.53%) Data Centre
23 35 (22.88%) SSL
24 34 (22.22%) MS Exchange
24 34 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
24 34 (22.22%) Junos
25 31 (20.26%) TCP/IP
25 31 (20.26%) VMware

DSL
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 34 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 29 (18.95%) Skype for Business
3 26 (16.99%) IIS
4 25 (16.34%) Exchange Server 2013
5 14 (9.15%) Exchange Server 2007
5 14 (9.15%) Exchange Server 2010
6 9 (5.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (1.96%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (1.96%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.96%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (1.31%) IBM HTTP Server
8 2 (1.31%) nginx
9 1 (0.65%) Apache
9 1 (0.65%) JBoss
9 1 (0.65%) Oracle Coherence
9 1 (0.65%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.65%) WebLogic
Applications
1 13 (8.50%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 21 (13.73%) Office 365
2 12 (7.84%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (7.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (6.54%) G Suite
4 7 (4.58%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.65%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (0.65%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.65%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.65%) Route 53
5 1 (0.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 111 (72.55%) MPLS
2 95 (62.09%) Firewall
3 91 (59.48%) VPN
4 69 (45.10%) WAN
5 60 (39.22%) DNS
6 59 (38.56%) Ethernet
7 55 (35.95%) LAN
8 50 (32.68%) BGP
8 50 (32.68%) OSPF
9 48 (31.37%) Cisco ASA
10 45 (29.41%) VoIP
11 41 (26.80%) Internet
12 38 (24.84%) DHCP
13 35 (22.88%) SSL
14 34 (22.22%) Junos
15 31 (20.26%) TCP/IP
16 29 (18.95%) SAN
17 28 (18.30%) IPsec
18 27 (17.65%) ISDN
19 26 (16.99%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.54%) Big Data
2 2 (1.31%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.65%) Couchbase
3 1 (0.65%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.65%) MySQL
3 1 (0.65%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.65%) Redis
3 1 (0.65%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (2.61%) Jenkins
1 4 (2.61%) Selenium
2 3 (1.96%) Cucumber
2 3 (1.96%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.65%) Babel
3 1 (0.65%) JBehave
3 1 (0.65%) JMeter
3 1 (0.65%) jMock
3 1 (0.65%) Mockito
3 1 (0.65%) Rational Functional Tester
3 1 (0.65%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.65%) SpecFlow
3 1 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.65%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.65%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.65%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (0.65%) WebDriver
General
1 18 (11.76%) Finance
2 12 (7.84%) Banking
2 12 (7.84%) Telecoms
3 10 (6.54%) Spanish Language
4 6 (3.92%) Dutch Language
4 6 (3.92%) French Language
4 6 (3.92%) Games
5 4 (2.61%) Advertising
6 2 (1.31%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.65%) Electronics
7 1 (0.65%) German Language
7 1 (0.65%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 48 (31.37%) Network Engineer
2 26 (16.99%) Analyst
3 21 (13.73%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 20 (13.07%) Consultant
4 20 (13.07%) Senior Network Engineer
5 19 (12.42%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
5 19 (12.42%) Network Security Analyst
5 19 (12.42%) Security Analyst
6 18 (11.76%) Network Analyst
6 18 (11.76%) Support Engineer
7 14 (9.15%) IT Consultant
7 14 (9.15%) Technical Consultant
8 13 (8.50%) VMware Consultant
8 13 (8.50%) VMware Technical Consultant
9 12 (7.84%) Cisco Engineer
10 11 (7.19%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 10 (6.54%) Customer Support Engineer
11 10 (6.54%) Help Desk Engineer
11 10 (6.54%) Help Desk Support
11 10 (6.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.54%) Scalaz
2 6 (3.92%) 802.1X
3 2 (1.31%) Gherkin
4 1 (0.65%) .NET
4 1 (0.65%) Enzyme
4 1 (0.65%) HTML
4 1 (0.65%) J2EE
4 1 (0.65%) JDBC
4 1 (0.65%) Jest
4 1 (0.65%) JMS
4 1 (0.65%) JMX
4 1 (0.65%) LAMP
4 1 (0.65%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (0.65%) LEMP Stack
4 1 (0.65%) Nightwatchjs
4 1 (0.65%) Ramda
4 1 (0.65%) Redux
4 1 (0.65%) SOAP
4 1 (0.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (0.65%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 36 (23.53%) Data Centre
2 19 (12.42%) Replication
3 15 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (9.15%) Clustering
4 14 (9.15%) Management Information System
5 13 (8.50%) PKI
6 12 (7.84%) Computer Science
7 10 (6.54%) Fintech
8 9 (5.88%) Blackberry
9 3 (1.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 3 (1.96%) User Experience
10 1 (0.65%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.65%) IPTV
10 1 (0.65%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.65%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 75 (49.02%) Windows
2 64 (41.83%) Windows Server
3 34 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 25 (16.34%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (13.73%) Linux
6 18 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (9.80%) Unix
8 14 (9.15%) Windows 10
9 10 (6.54%) Windows XP
10 4 (2.61%) Windows 7
11 2 (1.31%) Mac OS
11 2 (1.31%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (19.61%) ITIL
2 27 (17.65%) Load Balancing
3 21 (13.73%) Translating Business Requirements
4 20 (13.07%) Presales
5 19 (12.42%) Kalman Filter
6 17 (11.11%) Network Monitoring
7 15 (9.80%) Migration
7 15 (9.80%) Service Delivery
8 14 (9.15%) High Availability
8 14 (9.15%) Integration Testing
8 14 (9.15%) Network Design
8 14 (9.15%) Problem Management
8 14 (9.15%) Server Building
9 13 (8.50%) Adaptive Security
9 13 (8.50%) Change Control
9 13 (8.50%) Information Management
9 13 (8.50%) Operations Management
10 10 (6.54%) Functional Programming
10 10 (6.54%) Mathematics
10 10 (6.54%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 15 (9.80%) PowerShell
2 13 (8.50%) Python
3 10 (6.54%) F#
3 10 (6.54%) Haskell
3 10 (6.54%) ML
3 10 (6.54%) OCaml
3 10 (6.54%) Scala
4 4 (2.61%) Java
5 3 (1.96%) Bash Shell
5 3 (1.96%) VB
5 3 (1.96%) VBA
6 2 (1.31%) C#
6 2 (1.31%) Perl
6 2 (1.31%) SQL
7 1 (0.65%) ES6
7 1 (0.65%) Groovy
7 1 (0.65%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.65%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 77 (50.33%) Cisco Certification
2 57 (37.25%) CCNA
3 42 (27.45%) CCNP
4 28 (18.30%) CCIE
5 27 (17.65%) CCSA
6 24 (15.69%) JNCIS
7 21 (13.73%) CCSE
7 21 (13.73%) Check Point Certification
8 20 (13.07%) Microsoft Certification
9 19 (12.42%) Degree
10 17 (11.11%) MCITP
10 17 (11.11%) MCSE
11 14 (9.15%) MCP
11 14 (9.15%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
11 14 (9.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 12 (7.84%) JNCIP
13 10 (6.54%) PhD
14 9 (5.88%) JNCIA
15 5 (3.27%) SANS
16 4 (2.61%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (9.15%) SLA
2 1 (0.65%) QA
System Software
1 53 (34.64%) Active Directory
2 20 (13.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (9.15%) Terminal Services
4 12 (7.84%) vSphere
5 10 (6.54%) XenServer
6 5 (3.27%) Firmware
7 1 (0.65%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.65%) Docker
7 1 (0.65%) etcd
Systems Management
1 25 (16.34%) Backup Exec
2 16 (10.46%) SolarWinds Orion
3 14 (9.15%) vCenter Server
4 13 (8.50%) Cisco Prime
4 13 (8.50%) XenMobile
5 10 (6.54%) SCCM
6 8 (5.23%) Cisco CUCM
7 7 (4.58%) FortiGate
8 5 (3.27%) SCOM
9 4 (2.61%) Puppet
10 3 (1.96%) WMI
11 2 (1.31%) Ansible
11 2 (1.31%) Kibana
11 2 (1.31%) Nagios
11 2 (1.31%) Prometheus
12 1 (0.65%) Grafana
12 1 (0.65%) Icinga
12 1 (0.65%) Mesos
12 1 (0.65%) Rundeck
12 1 (0.65%) Terraform
Vendors
1 112 (73.20%) Cisco
2 67 (43.79%) Juniper
3 46 (30.07%) Microsoft
4 41 (26.80%) F5
5 31 (20.26%) VMware
6 29 (18.95%) HP
6 29 (18.95%) Veeam
7 28 (18.30%) CheckPoint
8 23 (15.03%) Palo Alto
9 21 (13.73%) Citrix
10 19 (12.42%) Dell
11 16 (10.46%) SolarWinds
12 14 (9.15%) Draytek
12 14 (9.15%) ProCurve
12 14 (9.15%) SonicWALL
12 14 (9.15%) Symantec
12 14 (9.15%) Veritas
12 14 (9.15%) WatchGuard
12 14 (9.15%) ZyXEL
13 13 (8.50%) Barracuda Networks