Period
to 19 January 2018

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 19 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
UK
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1023 1034 1161
Rank change year-on-year +11 +127 -101
Permanent jobs citing DSL 153 157 109
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.088% 0.089% 0.052%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.58% 0.53% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 117 145 91
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +23.08% -7.14%
10th Percentile £24,000 £22,750 £24,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £57,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £40,000 £32,250
% change year-on-year -12.50% +24.03% -0.77%

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 26,457 29,649 34,476
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.20% 16.76% 16.51%
Number of salaries quoted 21,459 24,122 28,657
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 19 January 2018.

Salary histogram for DSL in the UK

DSL
Top 12 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 19 January 2018. 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 +9 152 £40,000 - 20
London +51 89 £41,000 +2.50% 8
UK excluding London -30 64 £35,000 -12.50% 14
South East -24 27 £52,500 +23.53% 1
North of England +16 19 £26,000 +36.84% 3
South West +1 10 £18,250 -57.06% 4
North West - 10 £36,750 - 1
Yorkshire +32 9 £25,000 +31.58% 2
Midlands -3 7 £29,000 -22.67% 4
West Midlands 0 4 £28,750 -23.33% 4
East Midlands - 3 £62,500 -
Scotland - 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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.

1 105 (68.63%) Cisco
2 98 (64.05%) MPLS
3 92 (60.13%) Firewall
4 87 (56.86%) VPN
5 64 (41.83%) Cisco Certification
6 56 (36.60%) Ethernet
7 53 (34.64%) WAN
7 53 (34.64%) Windows
8 52 (33.99%) Juniper
9 49 (32.03%) Active Directory
10 47 (30.72%) Microsoft
11 46 (30.07%) Windows Server
12 44 (28.76%) TCP/IP
13 43 (28.10%) DNS
14 42 (27.45%) CCNA
14 42 (27.45%) OSPF
14 42 (27.45%) BGP
14 42 (27.45%) Cisco ASA
15 41 (26.80%) LAN
16 38 (24.84%) VoIP
17 35 (22.88%) CCNP
17 35 (22.88%) ADSL
18 34 (22.22%) Internet
19 32 (20.92%) DHCP
20 31 (20.26%) ITIL
21 29 (18.95%) Network Monitoring
21 29 (18.95%) Data Centre
22 28 (18.30%) F5
22 28 (18.30%) HP
23 25 (16.34%) ISDN

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 22 (14.38%) MS Exchange
2 19 (12.42%) Skype for Business
3 17 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
4 14 (9.15%) IIS
5 8 (5.23%) Exchange Server 2007
5 8 (5.23%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (1.96%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.96%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (1.31%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.65%) nginx
Applications
1 18 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 24 (15.69%) Office 365
2 12 (7.84%) G Suite
3 11 (7.19%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (6.54%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.65%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.65%) IaaS
5 1 (0.65%) Route 53
5 1 (0.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 98 (64.05%) MPLS
2 92 (60.13%) Firewall
3 87 (56.86%) VPN
4 56 (36.60%) Ethernet
5 53 (34.64%) WAN
6 44 (28.76%) TCP/IP
7 43 (28.10%) DNS
8 42 (27.45%) BGP
8 42 (27.45%) Cisco ASA
8 42 (27.45%) OSPF
9 41 (26.80%) LAN
10 38 (24.84%) VoIP
11 35 (22.88%) ADSL
12 34 (22.22%) Internet
13 32 (20.92%) DHCP
14 25 (16.34%) ISDN
14 25 (16.34%) Wireshark
15 24 (15.69%) IPsec
15 24 (15.69%) tcpdump
15 24 (15.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.31%) Big Data
2 1 (0.65%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.65%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (1.96%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.31%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.31%) Selenium
2 2 (1.31%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.65%) Babel
3 1 (0.65%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.65%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.65%) Gradle
3 1 (0.65%) JMeter
3 1 (0.65%) Rational Functional Tester
3 1 (0.65%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.65%) SpecFlow
3 1 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.65%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.65%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (0.65%) WebDriver
General
1 14 (9.15%) Finance
1 14 (9.15%) Telecoms
2 11 (7.19%) Games
3 8 (5.23%) Banking
4 7 (4.58%) Spanish Language
5 4 (2.61%) Dutch Language
5 4 (2.61%) French Language
6 3 (1.96%) Advertising
6 3 (1.96%) Marketing
6 3 (1.96%) Retail
7 2 (1.31%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.31%) Legal
8 1 (0.65%) German Language
Job Titles
1 61 (39.87%) Network Engineer
2 21 (13.73%) Support Engineer
3 20 (13.07%) Analyst
4 13 (8.50%) Senior Network Engineer
5 12 (7.84%) Customer Engineer
5 12 (7.84%) Customer Support Engineer
5 12 (7.84%) Help Desk Engineer
5 12 (7.84%) Help Desk Support
5 12 (7.84%) Help Desk Support Engineer
5 12 (7.84%) Technical Support
6 11 (7.19%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 11 (7.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 11 (7.19%) Programmer
7 10 (6.54%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 10 (6.54%) NOC Engineer
8 9 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
8 9 (5.88%) F# Developer
8 9 (5.88%) Network Analyst
8 9 (5.88%) Scala Developer
8 9 (5.88%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.19%) 802.1X
2 9 (5.88%) LDAP
3 2 (1.31%) Scalaz
4 1 (0.65%) Enzyme
4 1 (0.65%) Gherkin
4 1 (0.65%) HTML
4 1 (0.65%) Jest
4 1 (0.65%) JSON
4 1 (0.65%) Middleware
4 1 (0.65%) Nightwatchjs
4 1 (0.65%) Ramda
4 1 (0.65%) Redux
4 1 (0.65%) SOAP
4 1 (0.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (0.65%) Web Services
4 1 (0.65%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 29 (18.95%) Data Centre
2 24 (15.69%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (7.19%) Fintech
4 10 (6.54%) Replication
5 9 (5.88%) Greenfield Project
6 8 (5.23%) Management Information System
7 7 (4.58%) Blackberry
7 7 (4.58%) Computer Science
7 7 (4.58%) PKI
8 5 (3.27%) Clustering
9 3 (1.96%) EPoS
9 3 (1.96%) iPhone
9 3 (1.96%) User Experience
10 2 (1.31%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.65%) Freedom of Information
11 1 (0.65%) Hedge funds
11 1 (0.65%) PMI
11 1 (0.65%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 53 (34.64%) Windows
2 46 (30.07%) Windows Server
3 23 (15.03%) Linux
3 23 (15.03%) Windows 10
3 23 (15.03%) Windows Server 2003
4 16 (10.46%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (9.80%) Unix
5 15 (9.80%) Windows XP
6 14 (9.15%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (7.84%) Windows 7
8 5 (3.27%) Windows 8
9 3 (1.96%) Windows Phone
10 2 (1.31%) Android
11 1 (0.65%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.65%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (20.26%) ITIL
2 29 (18.95%) Network Monitoring
3 15 (9.80%) Kalman Filter
3 15 (9.80%) Proactive Management
4 14 (9.15%) Load Balancing
4 14 (9.15%) Network Management
5 12 (7.84%) Incident Management
6 11 (7.19%) Functional Programming
6 11 (7.19%) Problem Management
7 10 (6.54%) Translating Business Requirements
8 9 (5.88%) Analytics
9 8 (5.23%) Configuration Management
9 8 (5.23%) Network Design
10 7 (4.58%) Change Control
10 7 (4.58%) Change Management
10 7 (4.58%) Coaching
10 7 (4.58%) Disaster Recovery
10 7 (4.58%) Information Management
10 7 (4.58%) Mathematics
10 7 (4.58%) Operations Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (11.11%) Python
2 11 (7.19%) F#
2 11 (7.19%) Haskell
2 11 (7.19%) Java
2 11 (7.19%) OCaml
2 11 (7.19%) Scala
3 7 (4.58%) Bash Shell
4 6 (3.92%) PHP
5 5 (3.27%) PowerShell
6 3 (1.96%) SQL
6 3 (1.96%) VB
6 3 (1.96%) VBA
7 2 (1.31%) ML
8 1 (0.65%) C#
8 1 (0.65%) ES6
8 1 (0.65%) Groovy
8 1 (0.65%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.65%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 64 (41.83%) Cisco Certification
2 42 (27.45%) CCNA
3 35 (22.88%) CCNP
4 23 (15.03%) Degree
5 22 (14.38%) CCIE
6 12 (7.84%) PhD
7 11 (7.19%) CCSA
8 10 (6.54%) CCSE
8 10 (6.54%) Check Point Certification
8 10 (6.54%) JNCIS
8 10 (6.54%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (5.88%) MCSE
10 8 (5.23%) JNCIP
11 7 (4.58%) MCITP
12 6 (3.92%) JNCIA
12 6 (3.92%) MCP
13 5 (3.27%) SANS
13 5 (3.27%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
13 5 (3.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 4 (2.61%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.19%) SLA
System Software
1 49 (32.03%) Active Directory
2 13 (8.50%) vSphere
3 8 (5.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (4.58%) XenServer
5 6 (3.92%) KVM
5 6 (3.92%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (3.27%) Firmware
6 5 (3.27%) Terminal Services
7 2 (1.31%) Docker
8 1 (0.65%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.65%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 20 (13.07%) Backup Exec
2 10 (6.54%) XenMobile
3 9 (5.88%) Cisco CUCM
3 9 (5.88%) FortiGate
3 9 (5.88%) SolarWinds Orion
4 7 (4.58%) Ansible
4 7 (4.58%) Cisco Prime
4 7 (4.58%) SCCM
4 7 (4.58%) ZABBIX
5 6 (3.92%) Nagios
6 5 (3.27%) vCenter Server
7 4 (2.61%) SCOM
8 3 (1.96%) NetBackup
9 2 (1.31%) AirWatch
9 2 (1.31%) Netcool
9 2 (1.31%) WMI
10 1 (0.65%) Consul
10 1 (0.65%) Kibana
10 1 (0.65%) Terraform
10 1 (0.65%) WSUS
Vendors
1 105 (68.63%) Cisco
2 52 (33.99%) Juniper
3 47 (30.72%) Microsoft
4 28 (18.30%) F5
4 28 (18.30%) HP
5 24 (15.69%) CheckPoint
5 24 (15.69%) VMware
6 22 (14.38%) Veeam
7 19 (12.42%) Palo Alto
8 16 (10.46%) Citrix
9 12 (7.84%) Google
10 10 (6.54%) Dell
11 9 (5.88%) IronPort
11 9 (5.88%) SolarWinds
11 9 (5.88%) Sourcefire
12 7 (4.58%) Barracuda Networks
13 5 (3.27%) Dell Compellent
13 5 (3.27%) Dell KACE
13 5 (3.27%) EqualLogic
13 5 (3.27%) ProCurve