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 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
UK
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 790 872 886
Rank change year-on-year +82 +14  
Permanent jobs citing DSL 80 41 102
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.090% 0.042% 0.092%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.56% 0.25% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 69 37 86
Median salary £42,000 £50,000 £41,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.00% +19.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,460 £27,000 £19,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £33,750 £36,250
% change year-on-year +11.11% -6.89%  

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 14378 16628 19302
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 16.13% 16.91% 17.41%
Number of salaries quoted 11702 13814 15724
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,993 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

DSL
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing DSL as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Salary histogram for DSL in the UK

DSL
Top 30 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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +90 79 £42,000 -16.00% 10
London +37 39 £57,500 +9.52% 5
South East +74 29 £40,500 -22.85% 2
Kent - 9 £37,500 -
Hampshire - 7 £39,000 - 1
Derby - 7 £35,000 -
East Midlands - 7 £35,000 -
Derbyshire - 7 £35,000 -
Berkshire +33 5 £52,500 -
Surrey +37 4 £70,000 +97.18%
Feltham -1 4 £42,000 -20.00%
Manchester -17 4 £32,500 +20.37% 1
North West -44 4 £32,500 +8.33% 1
Farnborough - 4 £39,000 - 1
Dartford - 4 £26,500 -
East Sussex - 3 £35,000 -
Redhill - 3 £70,000 -
Brighton - 3 £35,000 -
Bracknell - 2 £55,250 -
South West +10 1 £19,500 -
West Sussex +1 1 £70,000 +33.33%
Gatwick 0 1 £70,000 +33.33%
Wales - 1 £28,567 -
South Wales - 1 £28,567 -
Southampton - 1 £47,500 -
Devon - 1 £19,500 -
Oldham - 1 £37,500 -
Exeter - 1 £19,500 -
Cardiff - 1 £28,567 -
Basingstoke - 1 £41,000 -

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 109 (71.24%) Cisco
2 105 (68.63%) MPLS
3 89 (58.17%) Firewall
4 88 (57.52%) Cisco Certification
5 78 (50.98%) VPN
6 77 (50.33%) WAN
7 72 (47.06%) Ethernet
8 62 (40.52%) OSPF
8 62 (40.52%) BGP
8 62 (40.52%) Juniper
8 62 (40.52%) LAN
9 59 (38.56%) Windows
10 57 (37.25%) CCNA
11 53 (34.64%) CCNP
12 52 (33.99%) Wireless
13 40 (26.14%) DNS
14 39 (25.49%) Windows Server
15 36 (23.53%) VoIP
15 36 (23.53%) IPv6
16 34 (22.22%) Network Security
16 34 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
17 33 (21.57%) IPsec
17 33 (21.57%) Data Centre
18 31 (20.26%) HP
19 30 (19.61%) Microsoft
19 30 (19.61%) CheckPoint
19 30 (19.61%) F5
20 29 (18.95%) Internet
20 29 (18.95%) DHCP
21 27 (17.65%) Linux

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 13 (8.50%) MS Exchange
2 8 (5.23%) Exchange Server 2007
3 7 (4.58%) Skype for Business
4 5 (3.27%) IIS
5 4 (2.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.31%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.65%) Apache
7 1 (0.65%) JBoss
7 1 (0.65%) nginx
7 1 (0.65%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (0.65%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.65%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.27%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (2.61%) Office 365
3 1 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.65%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 1 (0.65%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (0.65%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.65%) Route 53
3 1 (0.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 105 (68.63%) MPLS
2 89 (58.17%) Firewall
3 78 (50.98%) VPN
4 77 (50.33%) WAN
5 72 (47.06%) Ethernet
6 62 (40.52%) BGP
6 62 (40.52%) LAN
6 62 (40.52%) OSPF
7 52 (33.99%) Wireless
8 40 (26.14%) DNS
9 36 (23.53%) IPv6
9 36 (23.53%) VoIP
10 34 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
10 34 (22.22%) Network Security
11 33 (21.57%) IPsec
12 29 (18.95%) DHCP
12 29 (18.95%) Internet
13 26 (16.99%) Wi-Fi
14 25 (16.34%) Cisco Nexus
14 25 (16.34%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.88%) Big Data
2 1 (0.65%) Couchbase
2 1 (0.65%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.65%) MySQL
2 1 (0.65%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.65%) Redis
2 1 (0.65%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.65%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (1.31%) Cucumber
1 2 (1.31%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.31%) Jenkins
1 2 (1.31%) Selenium
2 1 (0.65%) JBehave
2 1 (0.65%) jMock
2 1 (0.65%) Mockito
General
1 19 (12.42%) Telecoms
2 11 (7.19%) Finance
3 8 (5.23%) Games
4 4 (2.61%) Banking
5 2 (1.31%) Marketing
6 1 (0.65%) Advertising
6 1 (0.65%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 70 (45.75%) Network Engineer
2 31 (20.26%) Cisco Engineer
3 30 (19.61%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 23 (15.03%) Senior Network Engineer
5 19 (12.42%) Support Engineer
6 18 (11.76%) Programmer
7 16 (10.46%) Juniper Engineer
8 15 (9.80%) Analyst
9 12 (7.84%) Developer
9 12 (7.84%) Network Analyst
10 11 (7.19%) Network Support
10 11 (7.19%) Network Support Engineer
10 11 (7.19%) Scala Developer
11 10 (6.54%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 10 (6.54%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
11 10 (6.54%) Network Security Analyst
11 10 (6.54%) Security Analyst
11 10 (6.54%) Senior Network Support
11 10 (6.54%) Senior Network Support Engineer
11 10 (6.54%) Senior Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (9.80%) Scalaz
2 9 (5.88%) HTML
3 8 (5.23%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.65%) .NET
4 1 (0.65%) Akka
4 1 (0.65%) Gherkin
4 1 (0.65%) Hibernate
4 1 (0.65%) J2EE
4 1 (0.65%) Java EE
4 1 (0.65%) jBPM
4 1 (0.65%) JDBC
4 1 (0.65%) JMS
4 1 (0.65%) JMX
4 1 (0.65%) JPA
4 1 (0.65%) JTA
4 1 (0.65%) LAMP
4 1 (0.65%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (0.65%) LEMP Stack
4 1 (0.65%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 33 (21.57%) Data Centre
2 24 (15.69%) Fintech
3 15 (9.80%) Computer Science
4 13 (8.50%) Driving Licence
5 12 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (5.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 8 (5.23%) Management Information System
8 7 (4.58%) PKI
9 4 (2.61%) Blackberry
9 4 (2.61%) Clustering
9 4 (2.61%) Replication
10 1 (0.65%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.65%) Derivative
10 1 (0.65%) Fixed Income
10 1 (0.65%) Grid Computing
10 1 (0.65%) IPTV
10 1 (0.65%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.65%) STB
10 1 (0.65%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 59 (38.56%) Windows
2 39 (25.49%) Windows Server
3 27 (17.65%) Linux
4 16 (10.46%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (7.84%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (7.19%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (4.58%) Unix
8 6 (3.92%) CentOS
9 5 (3.27%) Windows 10
10 4 (2.61%) Windows XP
11 2 (1.31%) Mac OS
11 2 (1.31%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.65%) Mac OS X Server
12 1 (0.65%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.65%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (17.65%) ITIL
2 18 (11.76%) Presales
3 14 (9.15%) Load Balancing
4 13 (8.50%) Network Monitoring
5 12 (7.84%) Functional Programming
6 11 (7.19%) Service Delivery
7 10 (6.54%) Translating Business Requirements
8 9 (5.88%) Open Source
8 9 (5.88%) Time Management
9 8 (5.23%) Change Control
9 8 (5.23%) Mentoring
9 8 (5.23%) Network Design
10 7 (4.58%) Adaptive Security
10 7 (4.58%) High Availability
10 7 (4.58%) Information Management
10 7 (4.58%) Operations Management
10 7 (4.58%) WAN Optimisation
11 6 (3.92%) Migration
11 6 (3.92%) Network Management
11 6 (3.92%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (17.65%) Python
2 25 (16.34%) Scala
3 24 (15.69%) F#
3 24 (15.69%) Haskell
3 24 (15.69%) ML
3 24 (15.69%) OCaml
4 13 (8.50%) Java
5 11 (7.19%) Clojure
6 5 (3.27%) PowerShell
7 3 (1.96%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.31%) Perl
9 1 (0.65%) C#
9 1 (0.65%) Groovy
9 1 (0.65%) Ruby
9 1 (0.65%) SQL
Qualifications
1 88 (57.52%) Cisco Certification
2 57 (37.25%) CCNA
3 53 (34.64%) CCNP
4 27 (17.65%) Degree
5 18 (11.76%) CCSA
6 17 (11.11%) JNCIS
7 13 (8.50%) CCIE
7 13 (8.50%) JNCIP
8 10 (6.54%) CCSE
8 10 (6.54%) Check Point Certification
9 7 (4.58%) CCNP Voice
9 7 (4.58%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (3.92%) Computer Science Degree
10 6 (3.92%) JNCIA
10 6 (3.92%) MCITP
11 4 (2.61%) MCP
11 4 (2.61%) MCSE
11 4 (2.61%) PhD
11 4 (2.61%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (2.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.84%) SLA
2 1 (0.65%) QA
System Software
1 26 (16.99%) Active Directory
2 15 (9.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.61%) Terminal Services
3 4 (2.61%) XenServer
4 1 (0.65%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.65%) etcd
4 1 (0.65%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (9.15%) Cisco CUCM
2 8 (5.23%) Backup Exec
3 7 (4.58%) Cisco Prime
3 7 (4.58%) SolarWinds Orion
4 5 (3.27%) FortiGate
5 4 (2.61%) SCCM
5 4 (2.61%) vCenter Server
5 4 (2.61%) XenMobile
6 3 (1.96%) Puppet
7 2 (1.31%) Ansible
7 2 (1.31%) Nagios
7 2 (1.31%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.65%) Consul
8 1 (0.65%) Grafana
8 1 (0.65%) Icinga
8 1 (0.65%) Kibana
8 1 (0.65%) Marathon
8 1 (0.65%) Mesos
8 1 (0.65%) Netcool
8 1 (0.65%) Terraform
Vendors
1 109 (71.24%) Cisco
2 62 (40.52%) Juniper
3 31 (20.26%) HP
4 30 (19.61%) CheckPoint
4 30 (19.61%) F5
4 30 (19.61%) Microsoft
5 24 (15.69%) Meraki
6 19 (12.42%) Draytek
6 19 (12.42%) VMware
7 13 (8.50%) Fortinet
8 11 (7.19%) Palo Alto
9 10 (6.54%) SonicWALL
10 9 (5.88%) IronPort
10 9 (5.88%) NETGEAR
10 9 (5.88%) Ubiquiti
11 8 (5.23%) Veeam
12 7 (4.58%) Barracuda Networks
12 7 (4.58%) Citrix
12 7 (4.58%) SolarWinds
13 6 (3.92%) Avaya
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