Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
UK
6 months to
20 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 930 965 1067
Rank change year-on-year +35 +102 -11
Permanent jobs citing DSL 93 134 157
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.075% 0.089% 0.089%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.50% 0.59% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 83 112 108
UK median annual salary £35,000 £35,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.10% -10.63% -
10th Percentile £22,750 £21,250 £24,000
90th Percentile £59,750 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £28,500
% change year-on-year -6.67% +31.58% -28.75%

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 18,585 22,773 26,894
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.02% 15.04% 15.21%
Number of salaries quoted 14,646 17,809 21,695
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £77,250 £76,250 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 20 February 2020.

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 20 February 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 +83 92 £35,000 -1.41% 27
UK excluding London +61 78 £35,000 -6.67% 24
South East +38 36 £45,000 +26.76% 6
North of England +70 26 £30,000 -36.10% 9
North West +65 17 £30,000 +8.11% 6
London +54 14 £55,000 +71.88% 3
South West +36 9 £60,000 - 1
Midlands +23 7 £30,750 +9.82% 6
West Midlands +11 7 £30,750 +9.82% 6
North East - 5 £35,000 -
Yorkshire +36 4 £30,000 -42.86% 3

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 52 (55.91%) Ethernet
2 50 (53.76%) WAN
3 46 (49.46%) Cisco
4 44 (47.31%) MPLS
5 40 (43.01%) Firewall
5 40 (43.01%) LAN
6 39 (41.94%) Cisco Certification
7 37 (39.78%) Juniper
8 35 (37.63%) ITIL
9 34 (36.56%) DNS
10 33 (35.48%) BGP
11 32 (34.41%) DHCP
12 31 (33.33%) OSPF
13 29 (31.18%) Wireless
13 29 (31.18%) CCNP
14 27 (29.03%) Linux
15 26 (27.96%) Windows
16 25 (26.88%) Wi-Fi
16 25 (26.88%) IPsec
16 25 (26.88%) Kalman Filter
17 24 (25.81%) CCNA
17 24 (25.81%) Degree
18 23 (24.73%) ISDN
18 23 (24.73%) Cisco Nexus
18 23 (24.73%) Data Centre
18 23 (24.73%) Web Filtering
19 22 (23.66%) SAN
19 22 (23.66%) Forcepoint
20 21 (22.58%) 3G
20 21 (22.58%) 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 3 (3.23%) Skype for Business
2 2 (2.15%) Confluence
2 2 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (2.15%) IIS
2 2 (2.15%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.08%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.08%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (2.15%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.15%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 17 (18.28%) Office 365
2 5 (5.38%) AWS
3 2 (2.15%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (2.15%) SaaS
4 1 (1.08%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.08%) Azure
4 1 (1.08%) BrowserStack
4 1 (1.08%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 52 (55.91%) Ethernet
2 50 (53.76%) WAN
3 44 (47.31%) MPLS
4 40 (43.01%) Firewall
4 40 (43.01%) LAN
5 34 (36.56%) DNS
6 33 (35.48%) BGP
7 32 (34.41%) DHCP
8 31 (33.33%) OSPF
9 29 (31.18%) Wireless
10 25 (26.88%) IPsec
10 25 (26.88%) Wi-Fi
11 23 (24.73%) Cisco Nexus
11 23 (24.73%) ISDN
12 22 (23.66%) SAN
13 21 (22.58%) 3G
14 19 (20.43%) TACACS
15 18 (19.35%) 4G
16 17 (18.28%) FCoE
16 17 (18.28%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.38%) Big Data
1 5 (5.38%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.15%) MySQL
2 2 (2.15%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (2.15%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 7 (7.53%) Jenkins
2 5 (5.38%) Eclipse
3 3 (3.23%) Git (software)
3 3 (3.23%) Postman
4 2 (2.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (2.15%) JIRA
4 2 (2.15%) JMeter
4 2 (2.15%) Katalon Studio
4 2 (2.15%) REST Assured
4 2 (2.15%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.08%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.08%) Gatling
5 1 (1.08%) Selenium
5 1 (1.08%) WebDriver
General
1 13 (13.98%) Telecoms
2 6 (6.45%) Finance
3 4 (4.30%) Public Sector
4 3 (3.23%) Retail
5 1 (1.08%) Back Office
5 1 (1.08%) Billing
5 1 (1.08%) Games
Job Titles
1 33 (35.48%) Network Engineer
2 16 (17.20%) Senior Network Engineer
3 15 (16.13%) Analyst
4 13 (13.98%) Cisco Engineer
4 13 (13.98%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 12 (12.90%) Juniper Engineer
6 11 (11.83%) Support Engineer
7 10 (10.75%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 10 (10.75%) Service Analyst
8 8 (8.60%) Senior Cisco Engineer
8 8 (8.60%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
8 8 (8.60%) Service Desk Analyst
9 7 (7.53%) Design Engineer
10 6 (6.45%) 2nd Line Support
10 6 (6.45%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 6 (6.45%) IT Support
11 5 (5.38%) Field Engineer
11 5 (5.38%) Microsoft Engineer
11 5 (5.38%) Senior Software Engineer
11 5 (5.38%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.45%) REST
2 5 (5.38%) 802.1X
2 5 (5.38%) AngularJS
2 5 (5.38%) Grails
2 5 (5.38%) Spring
2 5 (5.38%) Spring Web Flow
3 4 (4.30%) Web Services
4 3 (3.23%) .NET
5 2 (2.15%) ASP.NET
5 2 (2.15%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.08%) CSS
6 1 (1.08%) Gherkin
6 1 (1.08%) HTML
6 1 (1.08%) JSON
6 1 (1.08%) JSON Schema
6 1 (1.08%) Node.js
6 1 (1.08%) RESTful
6 1 (1.08%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 23 (24.73%) Data Centre
2 19 (20.43%) Management Information System
3 17 (18.28%) PKI
4 11 (11.83%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (8.60%) Fibre Optics
5 8 (8.60%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (5.38%) EMC VNX
6 5 (5.38%) NHS
6 5 (5.38%) Semantic Web
7 2 (2.15%) Handset
7 2 (2.15%) Smartphone
8 1 (1.08%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (1.08%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 27 (29.03%) Linux
2 26 (27.96%) Windows
3 21 (22.58%) Unix
4 19 (20.43%) Windows Server
5 13 (13.98%) Windows 7
6 11 (11.83%) Windows 10
7 7 (7.53%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (2.15%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.08%) CentOS
10 1 (1.08%) Debian
10 1 (1.08%) Fedora
10 1 (1.08%) Gentoo
10 1 (1.08%) Mandriva Linux
10 1 (1.08%) openSUSE
10 1 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.08%) Slackware
10 1 (1.08%) SUSE
10 1 (1.08%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (37.63%) ITIL
2 25 (26.88%) Kalman Filter
3 23 (24.73%) Web Filtering
4 19 (20.43%) Mathematics
5 17 (18.28%) Adaptive Security
5 17 (18.28%) Computer Science
5 17 (18.28%) Information Management
5 17 (18.28%) Load Balancing
5 17 (18.28%) Problem-Solving
5 17 (18.28%) WAN Optimisation
6 12 (12.90%) ITSM
7 9 (9.68%) Change Control
7 9 (9.68%) Operations Management
8 8 (8.60%) Network Design
8 8 (8.60%) Network Management
8 8 (8.60%) Test Automation
9 7 (7.53%) Change Management
9 7 (7.53%) Email Filtering
10 6 (6.45%) Data Modelling
10 6 (6.45%) UML
Programming Languages
1 10 (10.75%) Java
2 8 (8.60%) Groovy
2 8 (8.60%) Python
3 5 (5.38%) C++
3 5 (5.38%) JavaScript
3 5 (5.38%) SQL
4 2 (2.15%) C
4 2 (2.15%) C#
4 2 (2.15%) Go
4 2 (2.15%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.08%) Perl
5 1 (1.08%) Ruby
5 1 (1.08%) Scala
Qualifications
1 39 (41.94%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (31.18%) CCNP
3 24 (25.81%) CCNA
3 24 (25.81%) Degree
4 8 (8.60%) Computer Science Degree
4 8 (8.60%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (5.38%) A+ Certification
6 4 (4.30%) CCDP
6 4 (4.30%) SC Cleared
6 4 (4.30%) Security Cleared
7 3 (3.23%) CCSA
7 3 (3.23%) CCSP
7 3 (3.23%) HP APS
7 3 (3.23%) JNCIP
7 3 (3.23%) JNCIS
7 3 (3.23%) MCSA
7 3 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (2.15%) CCIE
9 1 (1.08%) CISSP
9 1 (1.08%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (13.98%) SLA
2 4 (4.30%) QA
3 1 (1.08%) GDPR
3 1 (1.08%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 21 (22.58%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.38%) Terminal Services
2 5 (5.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.15%) Docker
3 2 (2.15%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.15%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.08%) Samba
Systems Management
1 17 (18.28%) Cisco Prime
1 17 (18.28%) SolarWinds Orion
2 9 (9.68%) SCCM
2 9 (9.68%) WSUS
3 4 (4.30%) MIMEsweeper
3 4 (4.30%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (3.23%) Ansible
5 2 (2.15%) Puppet
6 1 (1.08%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (1.08%) Ganglia
6 1 (1.08%) Graphite
6 1 (1.08%) Kubernetes
6 1 (1.08%) Mesos
6 1 (1.08%) Nagios
6 1 (1.08%) PowerBroker
6 1 (1.08%) Riemann
6 1 (1.08%) Terraform
Vendors
1 46 (49.46%) Cisco
2 37 (39.78%) Juniper
3 22 (23.66%) Forcepoint
4 21 (22.58%) Palo Alto
5 20 (21.51%) F5
6 18 (19.35%) Microsoft
7 17 (18.28%) Barracuda Networks
7 17 (18.28%) SolarWinds
8 9 (9.68%) Nokia
9 7 (7.53%) Citrix
9 7 (7.53%) VMware
10 5 (5.38%) Apple
10 5 (5.38%) CheckPoint
10 5 (5.38%) EMC
10 5 (5.38%) Samsung
11 4 (4.30%) HP
11 4 (4.30%) Huawei
11 4 (4.30%) Meraki
11 4 (4.30%) ServiceNow
12 3 (3.23%) SonicWALL