Period
to 20 January 2021

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 20 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
UK
6 months to
20 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 747 927 1004
Rank change year-on-year +180 +77 +36
Permanent jobs citing DSL 16 97 126
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.025% 0.077% 0.084%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.18% 0.51% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 13 87 107
Median annual salary £55,000 £41,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +34.15% +26.15% -18.75%
10th Percentile £27,795 £22,750 £19,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £61,500 £74,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £37,000 £32,000
% change year-on-year +35.14% +15.63% -12.93%

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 9,008 18,871 22,483
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.17% 15.05% 15.03%
Number of salaries quoted 7,176 15,065 17,844
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

DSL
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for DSL in the UK

DSL
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing DSL.

Salary trend for DSL in the UK

DSL
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing DSL over the 6 months to 20 January 2021.

Salary histogram for DSL in the UK

DSL
Top 10 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 20 January 2021. 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 +168 16 £55,000 +34.15% 5
London +205 9 £77,500 +31.91% 4
UK excluding London +132 7 £50,000 +35.14% 1
North of England +70 3 £62,500 +108.33% 1
Yorkshire +46 3 £62,500 +108.33%
Work from Home -63 3 £100,000 -
South West +72 2 £50,000 -16.67%
South East +107 1 £75,000 +82.93%
Midlands +76 1 - -
West Midlands +63 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 January 2021, IT jobs citing DSL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for DSL.

1 8 (50.00%) Python
2 7 (43.75%) AWS
2 7 (43.75%) Terraform
3 6 (37.50%) Ansible
3 6 (37.50%) Linux
3 6 (37.50%) Firewall
4 5 (31.25%) Telecoms
4 5 (31.25%) Windows
4 5 (31.25%) Java
4 5 (31.25%) Cisco
4 5 (31.25%) Azure
4 5 (31.25%) Git (software)
4 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (31.25%) Jenkins
5 4 (25.00%) Go
5 4 (25.00%) DevOps
5 4 (25.00%) Windows Server
5 4 (25.00%) Prometheus
5 4 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 4 (25.00%) Observability
5 4 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 4 (25.00%) DNS
5 4 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (18.75%) Juniper
6 3 (18.75%) CCNP
6 3 (18.75%) MPLS
6 3 (18.75%) OSPF
6 3 (18.75%) BGP
6 3 (18.75%) VPN
6 3 (18.75%) IPsec

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 1 (6.25%) Confluence
1 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (43.75%) AWS
2 5 (31.25%) Azure
3 2 (12.50%) AWS CodeDeploy
3 2 (12.50%) AWS CodePipeline
3 2 (12.50%) Datadog
4 1 (6.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (6.25%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (6.25%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 1 (6.25%) Amazon S3
4 1 (6.25%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 1 (6.25%) AWS Fargate
4 1 (6.25%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (6.25%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (6.25%) Office 365
4 1 (6.25%) OpenShift
4 1 (6.25%) Route 53
4 1 (6.25%) Serverless
4 1 (6.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) Firewall
2 4 (25.00%) DNS
3 3 (18.75%) BGP
3 3 (18.75%) DHCP
3 3 (18.75%) IPsec
3 3 (18.75%) LAN
3 3 (18.75%) MPLS
3 3 (18.75%) OSPF
3 3 (18.75%) VPN
3 3 (18.75%) VXLAN
3 3 (18.75%) WAN
4 2 (12.50%) Broadband
4 2 (12.50%) Ethernet
4 2 (12.50%) Internet
4 2 (12.50%) SSH
4 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
4 2 (12.50%) Wireless
4 2 (12.50%) Wireshark
5 1 (6.25%) 802.11
5 1 (6.25%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) MongoDB
2 1 (6.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (6.25%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (6.25%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (6.25%) MySQL
2 1 (6.25%) NoSQL
2 1 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Git (software)
1 5 (31.25%) Jenkins
2 2 (12.50%) Artifactory
2 2 (12.50%) GitLab
2 2 (12.50%) SonarQube
3 1 (6.25%) JIRA
3 1 (6.25%) Vagrant
General
1 5 (31.25%) Telecoms
2 2 (12.50%) Billing
2 2 (12.50%) Games
3 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (18.75%) DevOps Engineer
1 3 (18.75%) Network Engineer
1 3 (18.75%) Senior Network Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) AWS Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Cloud Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Developer
2 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Monitoring Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Platform Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Site Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Site Reliability Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) C Developer
3 1 (6.25%) NOC Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Products Support Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Python Developer
3 1 (6.25%) Server Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) VoIP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) Elastic Stack
1 2 (12.50%) Middleware
2 1 (6.25%) 802.1X
2 1 (6.25%) Ajax
2 1 (6.25%) CSS
2 1 (6.25%) CSS3
2 1 (6.25%) HTML
2 1 (6.25%) HTML5
2 1 (6.25%) JSON
2 1 (6.25%) Play Framework
2 1 (6.25%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Hybrid Cloud
1 2 (12.50%) Linux Command Line
1 2 (12.50%) Public Cloud
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
2 1 (6.25%) Driving Licence
2 1 (6.25%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (6.25%) Handset
2 1 (6.25%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Linux
2 5 (31.25%) Windows
3 4 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (18.75%) Ubuntu
4 3 (18.75%) Windows 10
4 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2019
5 2 (12.50%) Unix
5 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2016
6 1 (6.25%) CoreOS
6 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (25.00%) DevOps
2 4 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 4 (25.00%) Observability
2 4 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (18.75%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure as Code
3 3 (18.75%) Kalman Filter
3 3 (18.75%) Open Source
4 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (12.50%) Innovative Thinking
4 2 (12.50%) Mentoring
4 2 (12.50%) Microservices
4 2 (12.50%) OO
4 2 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (12.50%) Scrum
4 2 (12.50%) SDLC
4 2 (12.50%) Site Reliability Engineering
4 2 (12.50%) Systems Engineering
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) Python
2 5 (31.25%) Java
3 4 (25.00%) Go
4 3 (18.75%) Groovy
4 3 (18.75%) PHP
5 2 (12.50%) Bash Shell
5 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
6 1 (6.25%) C
6 1 (6.25%) Java 8
6 1 (6.25%) PL/SQL
6 1 (6.25%) Scala
6 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (18.75%) CCNP
2 3 (18.75%) JNCIP
3 1 (6.25%) CCNA
3 1 (6.25%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) Docker
1 3 (18.75%) FreeRADIUS
2 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
3 1 (6.25%) GlusterFS
3 1 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (6.25%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 7 (43.75%) Terraform
2 6 (37.50%) Ansible
3 4 (25.00%) Prometheus
4 3 (18.75%) FortiGate
4 3 (18.75%) Grafana
5 2 (12.50%) Kibana
6 1 (6.25%) HP ALM
6 1 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (6.25%) Kubernetes
6 1 (6.25%) logstash
6 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Cisco
2 3 (18.75%) Juniper
3 2 (12.50%) AppDynamics
3 2 (12.50%) ServiceNow
3 2 (12.50%) Splunk
4 1 (6.25%) HP
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle
4 1 (6.25%) Polycom
4 1 (6.25%) Red Hat