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 26 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
UK
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 790 877 800
Rank change year-on-year +87 -77  
Permanent jobs citing DSL 71 85 171
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.082% 0.082% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.52% 0.48% 0.84%
Number of salaries quoted 61 79 98
Median salary £40,000 £33,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.21% -12.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £25,000 £19,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £28,000 £38,250
% change year-on-year +42.85% -26.79%  

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 13710 17870 20267
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 15.87% 17.20% 18.30%
Number of salaries quoted 11141 14812 16085
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% -  

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 26 April 2017.

Salary histogram for DSL in the UK

DSL
Top 27 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 26 April 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 +82 69 £40,000 +21.21% 6
London +62 34 £45,000 -21.73% 4
South East +63 26 £40,000 +24.03%
East Sussex - 10 £40,000 -
Brighton - 10 £40,000 -
Kent - 6 £42,500 -
City of London +42 5 £45,000 -21.73% 1
Derbyshire - 5 £35,000 - 1
Derby - 5 £35,000 - 1
East Midlands - 5 £35,000 - 1
Hampshire - 4 £41,000 -
East of England +11 3 £60,000 +71.42%
Feltham -4 3 £37,500 -34.78% 1
North West -23 3 £37,500 +44.23%
Manchester -28 3 £37,500 +50.00%
Basildon - 3 £60,000 -
Essex - 3 £60,000 -
Surrey +28 2 £23,250 -16.96%
Berkshire +19 2 - -
Reading +19 2 - -
West Sussex +11 2 £62,500 +47.05%
Farnham 0 2 £23,250 -16.96%
Gatwick -8 2 £62,500 +19.04%
Oldham - 2 £37,500 -
Basingstoke - 1 £52,500 -
Aylesford - 1 £37,500 -
Maidstone - 1 £39,000 -

For the 6 months to 26 April 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.

1 106 (74.65%) Cisco
2 91 (64.08%) MPLS
3 85 (59.86%) Firewall
4 78 (54.93%) Ethernet
5 77 (54.23%) VPN
6 74 (52.11%) Cisco Certification
7 71 (50.00%) WAN
8 63 (44.37%) LAN
9 55 (38.73%) Windows
9 55 (38.73%) Wireless
10 54 (38.03%) Juniper
11 51 (35.92%) BGP
12 50 (35.21%) OSPF
13 46 (32.39%) CCNP
14 44 (30.99%) DNS
15 43 (30.28%) DHCP
16 42 (29.58%) CCNA
17 40 (28.17%) HP
18 36 (25.35%) Windows Server
19 35 (24.65%) VoIP
20 33 (23.24%) IPv6
21 32 (22.54%) ITIL
21 32 (22.54%) Cisco ASA
22 30 (21.13%) Data Centre
23 29 (20.42%) Microsoft
23 29 (20.42%) Active Directory
24 28 (19.72%) VLAN
25 26 (18.31%) Network Security
25 26 (18.31%) Wi-Fi
26 25 (17.61%) Meraki

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 17 (11.97%) MS Exchange
2 12 (8.45%) Exchange Server 2007
3 11 (7.75%) Skype for Business
4 6 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.41%) IIS
Applications
1 18 (12.68%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.52%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 91 (64.08%) MPLS
2 85 (59.86%) Firewall
3 78 (54.93%) Ethernet
4 77 (54.23%) VPN
5 71 (50.00%) WAN
6 63 (44.37%) LAN
7 55 (38.73%) Wireless
8 51 (35.92%) BGP
9 50 (35.21%) OSPF
10 44 (30.99%) DNS
11 43 (30.28%) DHCP
12 35 (24.65%) VoIP
13 33 (23.24%) IPv6
14 32 (22.54%) Cisco ASA
15 28 (19.72%) VLAN
16 26 (18.31%) Network Security
16 26 (18.31%) Wi-Fi
17 24 (16.90%) IPsec
18 23 (16.20%) TCP/IP
19 22 (15.49%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.70%) Big Data
General
1 17 (11.97%) Telecoms
2 9 (6.34%) Games
3 4 (2.82%) Finance
4 2 (1.41%) Military
5 1 (0.70%) Front Office
5 1 (0.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 69 (48.59%) Network Engineer
2 29 (20.42%) Cisco Engineer
3 28 (19.72%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 23 (16.20%) Senior Network Engineer
5 19 (13.38%) Support Engineer
6 18 (12.68%) Programmer
7 16 (11.27%) Juniper Engineer
8 11 (7.75%) Senior Cisco Engineer
8 11 (7.75%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
9 10 (7.04%) IT Engineer
9 10 (7.04%) IT Support
9 10 (7.04%) IT Support Engineer
10 8 (5.63%) Network Support
10 8 (5.63%) Network Support Engineer
10 8 (5.63%) NOC Technician
10 8 (5.63%) Senior Network Support
10 8 (5.63%) Senior Network Support Engineer
10 8 (5.63%) Senior Support Engineer
11 6 (4.23%) Architect
11 6 (4.23%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.75%) HTML
2 9 (6.34%) 802.1X
3 7 (4.93%) Scalaz
4 1 (0.70%) Akka
Miscellaneous
1 30 (21.13%) Data Centre
2 21 (14.79%) Driving Licence
2 21 (14.79%) Fintech
3 18 (12.68%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (7.75%) Computer Science
5 8 (5.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 7 (4.93%) Management Information System
6 7 (4.93%) PKI
7 4 (2.82%) iPhone
8 2 (1.41%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.41%) Clustering
8 2 (1.41%) iPad
8 2 (1.41%) Replication
9 1 (0.70%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.70%) Derivative
9 1 (0.70%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.70%) Grid Computing
9 1 (0.70%) STB
9 1 (0.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 55 (38.73%) Windows
2 36 (25.35%) Windows Server
3 23 (16.20%) Linux
4 18 (12.68%) Windows Server 2003
5 17 (11.97%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (11.97%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (9.15%) Windows 10
7 12 (8.45%) Windows XP
8 6 (4.23%) CentOS
9 5 (3.52%) Windows 7
9 5 (3.52%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.41%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.41%) Unix
11 1 (0.70%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (22.54%) ITIL
2 12 (8.45%) Incident Management
2 12 (8.45%) Load Balancing
2 12 (8.45%) Network Monitoring
3 11 (7.75%) Service Delivery
4 10 (7.04%) Presales
5 9 (6.34%) Performance Monitoring
6 8 (5.63%) Change Control
6 8 (5.63%) Line Management
6 8 (5.63%) Network Design
6 8 (5.63%) Statistical Analysis
7 7 (4.93%) Adaptive Security
7 7 (4.93%) Information Management
7 7 (4.93%) Operations Management
7 7 (4.93%) Project Management
7 7 (4.93%) WAN Optimisation
8 6 (4.23%) Mentoring
8 6 (4.23%) Open Source
8 6 (4.23%) Time Management
9 5 (3.52%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (15.49%) Scala
2 21 (14.79%) F#
2 21 (14.79%) Haskell
2 21 (14.79%) ML
2 21 (14.79%) OCaml
2 21 (14.79%) Python
3 13 (9.15%) Clojure
4 12 (8.45%) Java
5 4 (2.82%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.70%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.70%) Perl
Qualifications
1 74 (52.11%) Cisco Certification
2 46 (32.39%) CCNP
3 42 (29.58%) CCNA
4 24 (16.90%) Degree
5 11 (7.75%) PhD
6 9 (6.34%) CCNP Voice
6 9 (6.34%) CCSA
7 7 (4.93%) SC Cleared
7 7 (4.93%) Security Cleared
8 6 (4.23%) JNCIP
8 6 (4.23%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (3.52%) CCIE
9 5 (3.52%) JNCIS
10 3 (2.11%) CCVP
10 3 (2.11%) JNCIA
10 3 (2.11%) MCSE
11 2 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (1.41%) MCITP
11 2 (1.41%) MCP
11 2 (1.41%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (10.56%) SLA
2 1 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 29 (20.42%) Active Directory
2 20 (14.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (7.04%) XenServer
4 3 (2.11%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.41%) Terminal Services
5 2 (1.41%) UAG
6 1 (0.70%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (0.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (9.86%) Backup Exec
2 11 (7.75%) Cisco CUCM
3 10 (7.04%) XenMobile
4 9 (6.34%) Cisco Prime
4 9 (6.34%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (1.41%) HP SIM
5 2 (1.41%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (1.41%) SCCM
5 2 (1.41%) SCOM
5 2 (1.41%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.70%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.70%) WMI
Vendors
1 106 (74.65%) Cisco
2 54 (38.03%) Juniper
3 40 (28.17%) HP
4 29 (20.42%) Microsoft
5 25 (17.61%) Meraki
6 23 (16.20%) F5
6 23 (16.20%) VMware
7 21 (14.79%) CheckPoint
8 19 (13.38%) Draytek
9 18 (12.68%) Palo Alto
10 13 (9.15%) Citrix
11 12 (8.45%) Veeam
12 11 (7.75%) Fortinet
12 11 (7.75%) NETGEAR
12 11 (7.75%) Ubiquiti
13 10 (7.04%) EMC
13 10 (7.04%) IronPort
13 10 (7.04%) Polycom
13 10 (7.04%) SonicWALL
14 9 (6.34%) SolarWinds
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