Period
to 22 August 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 22 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
UK
6 months to
22 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1031 1109 1087
Rank change year-on-year +78 -22 +42
Permanent jobs citing DSL 156 131 227
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.089% 0.066% 0.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.56% 0.39% 0.60%
Number of salaries quoted 146 117 156
UK median annual salary £41,500 £43,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.60% +24.29% -
10th Percentile £25,625 £26,050 £18,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £58,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year - +21.21% +17.86%

DSL is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 28090 33253 37788
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 15.95% 16.88% 17.32%
Number of salaries quoted 22724 27547 30756
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £71,500 £70,000
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 22 August 2017.

Salary histogram for DSL in the UK

DSL
Top 11 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 22 August 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 +91 154 £41,500 -4.60% 12
UK excluding London +53 82 £40,000 - 6
London +56 75 £46,250 -15.91% 6
South East +106 64 £41,000 -3.53% 2
Midlands +38 7 £35,000 -
East Midlands - 7 £35,000 -
North of England -29 5 £37,500 +31.58% 2
North West -32 5 £37,500 +15.38% 1
East of England +3 4 £56,250 +116.35% 2
South West -16 1 £19,500 -55.17%
Wales - 1 £28,567 -

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 119 (76.28%) MPLS
2 118 (75.64%) Cisco
3 96 (61.54%) Firewall
4 91 (58.33%) Cisco Certification
5 87 (55.77%) VPN
6 84 (53.85%) WAN
7 75 (48.08%) Windows
8 73 (46.79%) Ethernet
9 72 (46.15%) Juniper
10 67 (42.95%) LAN
11 63 (40.38%) CCNA
12 58 (37.18%) OSPF
12 58 (37.18%) BGP
13 56 (35.90%) Windows Server
14 49 (31.41%) CCNP
14 49 (31.41%) Microsoft
15 47 (30.13%) DNS
16 45 (28.85%) Wireless
17 44 (28.21%) Cisco ASA
18 42 (26.92%) Active Directory
19 40 (25.64%) VoIP
20 38 (24.36%) Internet
21 37 (23.72%) F5
22 36 (23.08%) Data Centre
22 36 (23.08%) HP
23 34 (21.79%) IPsec
24 32 (20.51%) CheckPoint
25 31 (19.87%) DHCP
26 30 (19.23%) SSL
26 30 (19.23%) 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 29 (18.59%) MS Exchange
2 21 (13.46%) IIS
3 20 (12.82%) Exchange Server 2013
4 18 (11.54%) Skype for Business
5 14 (8.97%) Exchange Server 2007
5 14 (8.97%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (5.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (1.92%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.92%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (1.28%) IBM HTTP Server
9 1 (0.64%) Apache
9 1 (0.64%) JBoss
9 1 (0.64%) nginx
9 1 (0.64%) Oracle Coherence
9 1 (0.64%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.64%) WebLogic
Applications
1 12 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.21%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.64%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 14 (8.97%) Office 365
2 7 (4.49%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (4.49%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (3.21%) G Suite
5 1 (0.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.64%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (0.64%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.64%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.64%) Route 53
5 1 (0.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 119 (76.28%) MPLS
2 96 (61.54%) Firewall
3 87 (55.77%) VPN
4 84 (53.85%) WAN
5 73 (46.79%) Ethernet
6 67 (42.95%) LAN
7 58 (37.18%) BGP
7 58 (37.18%) OSPF
8 47 (30.13%) DNS
9 45 (28.85%) Wireless
10 44 (28.21%) Cisco ASA
11 40 (25.64%) VoIP
12 38 (24.36%) Internet
13 34 (21.79%) IPsec
14 31 (19.87%) DHCP
15 30 (19.23%) Network Security
15 30 (19.23%) SSL
16 28 (17.95%) Wi-Fi
17 27 (17.31%) Cisco Nexus
17 27 (17.31%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.41%) Big Data
2 1 (0.64%) Couchbase
2 1 (0.64%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.64%) MySQL
2 1 (0.64%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.64%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.64%) Redis
2 1 (0.64%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.64%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (1.92%) Cucumber
1 3 (1.92%) Git (software)
1 3 (1.92%) Jenkins
1 3 (1.92%) Selenium
2 1 (0.64%) JBehave
2 1 (0.64%) jMock
2 1 (0.64%) Mockito
2 1 (0.64%) Rational Functional Tester
2 1 (0.64%) SoapUI
2 1 (0.64%) SpecFlow
2 1 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.64%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.64%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (0.64%) WebDriver
General
1 17 (10.90%) Telecoms
2 15 (9.62%) Finance
3 9 (5.77%) Games
4 6 (3.85%) Banking
5 5 (3.21%) Spanish Language
6 2 (1.28%) Dutch Language
6 2 (1.28%) French Language
7 1 (0.64%) Advertising
7 1 (0.64%) Electronics
7 1 (0.64%) Front Office
7 1 (0.64%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 61 (39.10%) Network Engineer
2 27 (17.31%) Senior Network Engineer
3 25 (16.03%) Cisco Engineer
4 23 (14.74%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 21 (13.46%) Support Engineer
6 20 (12.82%) Consultant
7 19 (12.18%) Analyst
8 14 (8.97%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 14 (8.97%) IT Consultant
8 14 (8.97%) Juniper Engineer
8 14 (8.97%) Technical Consultant
9 13 (8.33%) Network Analyst
9 13 (8.33%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
9 13 (8.33%) Network Security Analyst
9 13 (8.33%) Security Analyst
9 13 (8.33%) VMware Consultant
9 13 (8.33%) VMware Technical Consultant
10 11 (7.05%) Network Support
10 11 (7.05%) Network Support Engineer
11 10 (6.41%) Senior Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.41%) Scalaz
2 9 (5.77%) 802.1X
3 4 (2.56%) HTML
4 2 (1.28%) Gherkin
5 1 (0.64%) .NET
5 1 (0.64%) Akka
5 1 (0.64%) Hibernate
5 1 (0.64%) J2EE
5 1 (0.64%) jBPM
5 1 (0.64%) JDBC
5 1 (0.64%) JMS
5 1 (0.64%) JMX
5 1 (0.64%) JPA
5 1 (0.64%) JTA
5 1 (0.64%) LAMP
5 1 (0.64%) LAPP Stack
5 1 (0.64%) LEMP Stack
5 1 (0.64%) SOAP
5 1 (0.64%) Spring
5 1 (0.64%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 36 (23.08%) Data Centre
2 18 (11.54%) Computer Science
2 18 (11.54%) Replication
3 14 (8.97%) Clustering
4 13 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (7.69%) Management Information System
6 11 (7.05%) PKI
7 10 (6.41%) Fintech
8 8 (5.13%) Blackberry
9 5 (3.21%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 4 (2.56%) Driving Licence
11 3 (1.92%) User Experience
12 1 (0.64%) Data Structures
12 1 (0.64%) Derivative
12 1 (0.64%) Fixed Income
12 1 (0.64%) Grid Computing
12 1 (0.64%) IPTV
12 1 (0.64%) Linux Command Line
12 1 (0.64%) STB
Operating Systems
1 75 (48.08%) Windows
2 56 (35.90%) Windows Server
3 30 (19.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 28 (17.95%) Linux
5 27 (17.31%) Windows Server 2003
6 24 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (7.05%) Unix
8 9 (5.77%) Windows 10
9 6 (3.85%) CentOS
10 5 (3.21%) Windows XP
11 4 (2.56%) Windows 7
12 2 (1.28%) Mac OS
12 2 (1.28%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.64%) Mac OS X Server
13 1 (0.64%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (17.31%) Load Balancing
2 26 (16.67%) ITIL
2 26 (16.67%) Presales
3 17 (10.90%) Service Delivery
4 16 (10.26%) High Availability
4 16 (10.26%) Migration
5 15 (9.62%) Kalman Filter
5 15 (9.62%) Translating Business Requirements
6 14 (8.97%) Integration Testing
6 14 (8.97%) Problem Management
6 14 (8.97%) Server Building
7 13 (8.33%) Network Monitoring
8 12 (7.69%) Network Design
9 11 (7.05%) Adaptive Security
9 11 (7.05%) Functional Programming
9 11 (7.05%) Information Management
9 11 (7.05%) Operations Management
10 10 (6.41%) Change Control
11 9 (5.77%) Open Source
11 9 (5.77%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 15 (9.62%) PowerShell
2 13 (8.33%) Python
3 11 (7.05%) Scala
4 10 (6.41%) F#
4 10 (6.41%) Haskell
4 10 (6.41%) ML
4 10 (6.41%) OCaml
5 9 (5.77%) Java
6 3 (1.92%) Bash Shell
6 3 (1.92%) VB
6 3 (1.92%) VBA
7 2 (1.28%) C#
7 2 (1.28%) Perl
8 1 (0.64%) Groovy
8 1 (0.64%) Ruby
8 1 (0.64%) SQL
Qualifications
1 91 (58.33%) Cisco Certification
2 63 (40.38%) CCNA
3 49 (31.41%) CCNP
4 30 (19.23%) Degree
5 24 (15.38%) CCIE
5 24 (15.38%) CCSA
6 22 (14.10%) JNCIS
7 21 (13.46%) Microsoft Certification
8 17 (10.90%) MCITP
8 17 (10.90%) MCSE
9 16 (10.26%) JNCIP
10 15 (9.62%) CCSE
10 15 (9.62%) Check Point Certification
11 14 (8.97%) MCP
11 14 (8.97%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
11 14 (8.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 6 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
12 6 (3.85%) JNCIA
13 5 (3.21%) CCNP Voice
13 5 (3.21%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (9.62%) SLA
2 1 (0.64%) QA
System Software
1 42 (26.92%) Active Directory
2 23 (14.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (8.97%) Terminal Services
4 6 (3.85%) vSphere
5 5 (3.21%) XenServer
6 4 (2.56%) Firmware
7 1 (0.64%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.64%) etcd
Systems Management
1 19 (12.18%) Backup Exec
2 14 (8.97%) vCenter Server
3 13 (8.33%) Cisco CUCM
3 13 (8.33%) SolarWinds Orion
4 11 (7.05%) Cisco Prime
5 8 (5.13%) SCCM
6 7 (4.49%) XenMobile
7 5 (3.21%) FortiGate
8 4 (2.56%) SCOM
9 3 (1.92%) Puppet
10 2 (1.28%) Ansible
10 2 (1.28%) Nagios
10 2 (1.28%) Prometheus
10 2 (1.28%) WMI
11 1 (0.64%) Consul
11 1 (0.64%) Grafana
11 1 (0.64%) Kibana
11 1 (0.64%) Marathon
11 1 (0.64%) Netcool
11 1 (0.64%) Terraform
Vendors
1 118 (75.64%) Cisco
2 72 (46.15%) Juniper
3 49 (31.41%) Microsoft
4 37 (23.72%) F5
5 36 (23.08%) HP
6 32 (20.51%) CheckPoint
7 30 (19.23%) VMware
8 24 (15.38%) Draytek
9 23 (14.74%) Veeam
10 20 (12.82%) SonicWALL
11 18 (11.54%) Dell
12 16 (10.26%) Palo Alto
13 15 (9.62%) Meraki
14 14 (8.97%) ProCurve
14 14 (8.97%) Symantec
14 14 (8.97%) Veritas
14 14 (8.97%) WatchGuard
14 14 (8.97%) ZyXEL
15 13 (8.33%) Citrix
15 13 (8.33%) Fortinet