Period
to 11 July 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 11 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
UK
6 months to
11 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 795 987 1100
Rank change year-on-year +192 +113 -40
Permanent jobs citing DSL 44 110 111
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.057% 0.075% 0.063%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.38% 0.48% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 36 81 68
Median annual salary £36,250 £42,000 £36,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.69% +14.29% -10.37%
10th Percentile £29,000 £31,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £73,000 £67,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £41,000 £35,250
% change year-on-year -14.63% +16.31% -11.88%

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 11,676 22,932 26,800
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.13% 15.67% 15.11%
Number of salaries quoted 9,120 17,329 21,240
Median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% -1.08% +3.33%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £78,750 £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 11 July 2020.

Salary histogram for DSL in the UK

DSL
Top 13 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 11 July 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 +213 41 £39,250 -8.72% 5
UK excluding London +196 29 £35,000 -14.63% 5
London +156 14 £73,000 +62.22%
North of England +142 14 £35,000 -33.33% 2
South East +99 7 £67,500 +68.75% 2
North West +112 5 £30,000 -7.69%
South West +103 5 £32,000 -48.80%
North East +30 5 £35,000 -22.22%
Yorkshire +104 4 £60,000 +14.29% 2
Work from Home +62 3 - -
East of England +82 1 £37,500 -16.67%
Wales +16 1 £29,000 +16.00%
Scotland - 1 £30,000 -

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 17 (38.64%) WAN
1 17 (38.64%) Cisco
2 16 (36.36%) Firewall
3 15 (34.09%) SLA
4 14 (31.82%) DHCP
4 14 (31.82%) Ethernet
5 13 (29.55%) Linux
5 13 (29.55%) Management Information System
5 13 (29.55%) Groovy
5 13 (29.55%) DevOps
6 12 (27.27%) Sonatype Nexus
6 12 (27.27%) Jenkins
6 12 (27.27%) TCP/IP
6 12 (27.27%) VPN
6 12 (27.27%) DNS
6 12 (27.27%) MPLS
7 11 (25.00%) Unix
8 10 (22.73%) Windows
8 10 (22.73%) LAN
8 10 (22.73%) Active Directory
9 9 (20.45%) ITIL
9 9 (20.45%) Office 365
9 9 (20.45%) Web Filtering
9 9 (20.45%) Kalman Filter
9 9 (20.45%) Ansible
10 8 (18.18%) Data Centre
10 8 (18.18%) Terraform
10 8 (18.18%) Technical Leadership
10 8 (18.18%) Git (software)
10 8 (18.18%) Bash Shell

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 5 (11.36%) Confluence
2 4 (9.09%) MS Exchange
3 3 (6.82%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (4.55%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.27%) Apache Spark
5 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2003
Cloud Services
1 9 (20.45%) Office 365
2 5 (11.36%) Azure
3 4 (9.09%) Amazon EKS
4 3 (6.82%) AWS
5 2 (4.55%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (4.55%) Amazon EMR
5 2 (4.55%) GitHub
6 1 (2.27%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 17 (38.64%) WAN
2 16 (36.36%) Firewall
3 14 (31.82%) DHCP
3 14 (31.82%) Ethernet
4 12 (27.27%) DNS
4 12 (27.27%) MPLS
4 12 (27.27%) TCP/IP
4 12 (27.27%) VPN
5 10 (22.73%) LAN
6 8 (18.18%) Internet
6 8 (18.18%) ISDN
6 8 (18.18%) Wi-Fi
6 8 (18.18%) Wireless
7 7 (15.91%) BGP
7 7 (15.91%) Cisco Nexus
7 7 (15.91%) IPsec
7 7 (15.91%) OSPF
8 6 (13.64%) Kerberos
9 5 (11.36%) ADSL
9 5 (11.36%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.64%) Hadoop
2 3 (6.82%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.55%) MariaDB
4 1 (2.27%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 12 (27.27%) Jenkins
1 12 (27.27%) Sonatype Nexus
2 8 (18.18%) Git (software)
3 6 (13.64%) Artifactory
3 6 (13.64%) RStudio
4 5 (11.36%) JIRA
5 2 (4.55%) Gradle
General
1 6 (13.64%) Finance
2 5 (11.36%) Retail
3 4 (9.09%) Banking
3 4 (9.09%) Billing
4 3 (6.82%) Back Office
5 1 (2.27%) Local Government
5 1 (2.27%) Public Sector
5 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (15.91%) Network Engineer
2 6 (13.64%) Hadoop Engineer
2 6 (13.64%) Hadoop Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (13.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (11.36%) Cisco Engineer
3 5 (11.36%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 5 (11.36%) Support Engineer
4 4 (9.09%) Analyst
4 4 (9.09%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 4 (9.09%) IT Support
4 4 (9.09%) Security Analyst
4 4 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (9.09%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
4 4 (9.09%) Senior Security Analyst
5 3 (6.82%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (6.82%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Architect
5 3 (6.82%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.64%) LDAP
1 6 (13.64%) Shiny
2 4 (9.09%) Apache Flex
2 4 (9.09%) J2EE
2 4 (9.09%) JSP
2 4 (9.09%) Node.js
2 4 (9.09%) React
2 4 (9.09%) Servlets
3 2 (4.55%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 13 (29.55%) Management Information System
2 8 (18.18%) Data Centre
3 5 (11.36%) PKI
4 4 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.27%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.27%) Fibre Optics
5 1 (2.27%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (2.27%) iPad
5 1 (2.27%) iPhone
5 1 (2.27%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 13 (29.55%) Linux
2 11 (25.00%) Unix
3 10 (22.73%) Windows
4 7 (15.91%) Windows 7
4 7 (15.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (13.64%) Windows 10
6 5 (11.36%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (9.09%) Windows Server
8 1 (2.27%) Android
8 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (29.55%) DevOps
2 9 (20.45%) ITIL
2 9 (20.45%) Kalman Filter
2 9 (20.45%) Web Filtering
3 8 (18.18%) Technical Leadership
4 7 (15.91%) Infrastructure as Code
5 6 (13.64%) Configuration Management
5 6 (13.64%) Continuous Delivery
5 6 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (13.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 6 (13.64%) Mentoring
5 6 (13.64%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 6 (13.64%) People Management
5 6 (13.64%) Performance Management
6 5 (11.36%) Change Management
6 5 (11.36%) Computer Science
6 5 (11.36%) Information Management
6 5 (11.36%) Load Balancing
6 5 (11.36%) Mathematics
6 5 (11.36%) Operations Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (29.55%) Groovy
2 8 (18.18%) Bash Shell
2 8 (18.18%) Python
3 6 (13.64%) Java
3 6 (13.64%) R
4 4 (9.09%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.55%) Korn
Qualifications
1 7 (15.91%) Cisco Certification
1 7 (15.91%) Degree
2 4 (9.09%) CISM
2 4 (9.09%) CISSP
3 2 (4.55%) CCNP
3 2 (4.55%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.55%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.27%) AWS Certification
4 1 (2.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (34.09%) SLA
2 1 (2.27%) GDPR
2 1 (2.27%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.27%) QA
System Software
1 10 (22.73%) Active Directory
2 7 (15.91%) Docker
3 6 (13.64%) Samba
3 6 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.27%) Terminal Server
4 1 (2.27%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 9 (20.45%) Ansible
2 8 (18.18%) Terraform
3 7 (15.91%) Kubernetes
4 6 (13.64%) Ambari
4 6 (13.64%) Hadoop YARN
4 6 (13.64%) vRealize Orchestrator
5 5 (11.36%) Cisco Prime
5 5 (11.36%) SolarWinds Orion
6 4 (9.09%) Istio
7 3 (6.82%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (4.55%) Puppet
9 1 (2.27%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 17 (38.64%) Cisco
2 8 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 7 (15.91%) Juniper
3 7 (15.91%) Palo Alto
3 7 (15.91%) VMware
4 6 (13.64%) Cloudera
4 6 (13.64%) Tableau
5 5 (11.36%) Barracuda Networks
5 5 (11.36%) F5
5 5 (11.36%) Forcepoint
5 5 (11.36%) SolarWinds
6 4 (9.09%) WatchGuard
7 3 (6.82%) HP
7 3 (6.82%) Meraki
8 2 (4.55%) arcserve
9 1 (2.27%) Draytek
9 1 (2.27%) Fortinet
9 1 (2.27%) Mitel
9 1 (2.27%) SonicWALL
9 1 (2.27%) Symantec