Period
to 29 October 2020

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 29 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
UK
6 months to
29 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 673 960 1049
Rank change year-on-year +287 +89 +6
Permanent jobs citing DSL 15 109 120
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.030% 0.079% 0.073%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.20% 0.51% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 12 95 99
Median annual salary £55,000 £41,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +34.15% +26.15% -22.62%
10th Percentile £31,750 £22,750 £17,500
90th Percentile £73,225 £67,500 £70,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £37,500 £32,000
% change year-on-year +33.33% +17.19% -21.95%

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 7,559 21,401 24,452
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.20% 15.54% 14.84%
Number of salaries quoted 6,029 16,528 19,303
Median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% -3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,261 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £75,000
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 29 October 2020.

Salary histogram for DSL in the UK

DSL
Top 9 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 29 October 2020. 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 +272 14 £55,000 +34.15% 3
London +263 10 £55,000 -6.38%
UK excluding London +232 5 £50,000 +33.33% 3
South East +156 2 £73,250 +78.66% 1
South West +125 1 £50,000 +51.52%
Midlands +118 1 - - 1
West Midlands +98 1 - - 1
Work from Home +28 1 £50,000 - 1
Scotland - 1 £30,000 -

For the 6 months to 29 October 2020, 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 10 (66.67%) Jenkins
2 9 (60.00%) Terraform
3 8 (53.33%) Ansible
3 8 (53.33%) DevOps
3 8 (53.33%) Python
4 7 (46.67%) Groovy
4 7 (46.67%) Git (software)
4 7 (46.67%) Infrastructure as Code
5 6 (40.00%) AWS
5 6 (40.00%) Bash Shell
6 5 (33.33%) Test Automation
6 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (33.33%) Linux
6 5 (33.33%) Java
6 5 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 4 (26.67%) Sonatype Nexus
7 4 (26.67%) Configuration Management
7 4 (26.67%) Firewall
7 4 (26.67%) VMware
7 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (26.67%) Azure
7 4 (26.67%) Tableau
8 3 (20.00%) Cloudera
8 3 (20.00%) R
8 3 (20.00%) Performance Management
8 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (20.00%) Hadoop
8 3 (20.00%) Samba
8 3 (20.00%) DNS
8 3 (20.00%) Unix

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 (6.67%) Confluence
1 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 6 (40.00%) AWS
2 4 (26.67%) Azure
3 2 (13.33%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (13.33%) AWS CodeDeploy
3 2 (13.33%) AWS CodePipeline
3 2 (13.33%) Datadog
4 1 (6.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (6.67%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 1 (6.67%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (6.67%) Amazon S3
4 1 (6.67%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 1 (6.67%) AWS Fargate
4 1 (6.67%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (6.67%) GitHub
4 1 (6.67%) Office 365
4 1 (6.67%) OpenShift
4 1 (6.67%) Route 53
4 1 (6.67%) Serverless
4 1 (6.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) Firewall
2 3 (20.00%) DNS
2 3 (20.00%) Kerberos
2 3 (20.00%) LAN
2 3 (20.00%) WAN
3 2 (13.33%) Ethernet
3 2 (13.33%) SSH
3 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
3 2 (13.33%) Wireshark
4 1 (6.67%) HTTP
4 1 (6.67%) HTTPS
4 1 (6.67%) Internet
4 1 (6.67%) IPv4
4 1 (6.67%) IPv6
4 1 (6.67%) NAS
4 1 (6.67%) UPnP
4 1 (6.67%) VPN
4 1 (6.67%) Wireless
4 1 (6.67%) WPA
4 1 (6.67%) WPA2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) Tableau
2 3 (20.00%) Hadoop
2 3 (20.00%) Tableau Server
3 2 (13.33%) MongoDB
4 1 (6.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (6.67%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (6.67%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (6.67%) MariaDB
4 1 (6.67%) MySQL
4 1 (6.67%) NoSQL
4 1 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (66.67%) Jenkins
2 7 (46.67%) Git (software)
3 4 (26.67%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (20.00%) Artifactory
4 3 (20.00%) RStudio
5 2 (13.33%) SonarQube
6 1 (6.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (6.67%) Gradle
6 1 (6.67%) JIRA
6 1 (6.67%) JMeter
6 1 (6.67%) Katalon Studio
6 1 (6.67%) Postman
6 1 (6.67%) REST Assured
6 1 (6.67%) SoapUI
6 1 (6.67%) Vagrant
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
1 2 (13.33%) Games
1 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Hadoop Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Hadoop Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) AWS Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Cloud Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Monitoring Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Platform Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) 1st Line Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) AWS DevOps
4 1 (6.67%) Azure Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) IT Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Java Scala Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Lead DevOps
4 1 (6.67%) Lead DevOps Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Linux Developer
4 1 (6.67%) VoIP Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) LDAP
1 3 (20.00%) Shiny
2 2 (13.33%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (13.33%) Middleware
3 1 (6.67%) 802.1X
3 1 (6.67%) Ajax
3 1 (6.67%) CSS
3 1 (6.67%) CSS3
3 1 (6.67%) HTML
3 1 (6.67%) HTML5
3 1 (6.67%) JSON
3 1 (6.67%) Play Framework
3 1 (6.67%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Linux Command Line
1 2 (13.33%) Public Cloud
2 1 (6.67%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (6.67%) Handset
2 1 (6.67%) iPad
2 1 (6.67%) iPhone
2 1 (6.67%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Linux
2 3 (20.00%) Unix
3 1 (6.67%) Android
3 1 (6.67%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) DevOps
2 7 (46.67%) Infrastructure as Code
3 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 5 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 4 (26.67%) Configuration Management
4 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 3 (20.00%) Mentoring
5 3 (20.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 3 (20.00%) People Management
5 3 (20.00%) Performance Management
5 3 (20.00%) Technical Leadership
6 2 (13.33%) Observability
6 2 (13.33%) Performance Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (13.33%) Scrum
6 2 (13.33%) TDD
6 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
7 1 (6.67%) Requirements Gathering
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) Python
2 7 (46.67%) Groovy
3 6 (40.00%) Bash Shell
4 5 (33.33%) Java
5 3 (20.00%) Go
5 3 (20.00%) R
6 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
7 1 (6.67%) C
7 1 (6.67%) Java 8
7 1 (6.67%) Korn
7 1 (6.67%) PL/SQL
7 1 (6.67%) Scala
7 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) AWS Certification
1 1 (6.67%) CCNA
1 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) SLA
2 1 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Samba
1 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (13.33%) Docker
3 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (6.67%) GlusterFS
3 1 (6.67%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (6.67%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 9 (60.00%) Terraform
2 8 (53.33%) Ansible
3 3 (20.00%) Ambari
3 3 (20.00%) Hadoop YARN
3 3 (20.00%) vRealize Orchestrator
4 2 (13.33%) Kibana
4 2 (13.33%) Kubernetes
4 2 (13.33%) Prometheus
5 1 (6.67%) Backup Exec
5 1 (6.67%) Grafana
5 1 (6.67%) HP ALM
5 1 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (6.67%) logstash
5 1 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (6.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) VMware
2 3 (20.00%) Cisco
2 3 (20.00%) Cloudera
3 2 (13.33%) AppDynamics
3 2 (13.33%) ServiceNow
3 2 (13.33%) Splunk
4 1 (6.67%) Acronis
4 1 (6.67%) Fortinet
4 1 (6.67%) HP
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle
4 1 (6.67%) Polycom
4 1 (6.67%) Red Hat
4 1 (6.67%) Symantec
4 1 (6.67%) WatchGuard