Period
to 19 September 2019

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 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
UK
6 months to
19 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 963 1079 1071
Rank change year-on-year +116 -8 +78
Permanent jobs citing DSL 112 107 149
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.079% 0.064% 0.084%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.51% 0.43% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 88 80 139
UK median annual salary £40,000 £29,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +35.59% -29.76% -2.33%
10th Percentile £22,300 £19,300 £24,750
90th Percentile £73,750 £73,875 £68,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,500 £28,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year +36.28% -29.38% -

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 22,167 25,109 28,193
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.68% 15.00% 15.89%
Number of salaries quoted 16,775 19,957 22,884
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £71,250
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 19 September 2019.

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 19 September 2019. 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 +109 109 £41,000 +38.98% 26
UK excluding London +75 87 £38,500 +36.28% 20
South East +85 57 £41,000 +38.98% 5
London +70 23 £75,000 +69.49% 7
Midlands +24 17 £37,500 +87.50% 6
West Midlands +9 15 £37,500 +87.50% 4
North of England +10 11 £40,000 - 8
North West +38 9 £40,000 +13.48% 6
East Midlands +17 2 £26,750 +7.00% 2
Yorkshire +7 2 - - 2
Wales - 2 £25,000 -

For the 6 months to 19 September 2019, 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 62 (55.36%) Cisco
2 54 (48.21%) MPLS
3 52 (46.43%) LAN
4 47 (41.96%) Cisco Certification
5 44 (39.29%) CCNP
5 44 (39.29%) Ethernet
5 44 (39.29%) Telecoms
6 40 (35.71%) Juniper
7 34 (30.36%) Firewall
7 34 (30.36%) BGP
8 32 (28.57%) ISDN
8 32 (28.57%) WAN
9 29 (25.89%) Linux
9 29 (25.89%) DNS
10 28 (25.00%) OSPF
11 27 (24.11%) Windows
11 27 (24.11%) ATM
12 25 (22.32%) Degree
13 24 (21.43%) HSRP
13 24 (21.43%) ITIL
13 24 (21.43%) Microsoft
14 23 (20.54%) VRRP
14 23 (20.54%) GLBP
14 23 (20.54%) Performance Monitoring
15 22 (19.64%) DHCP
16 20 (17.86%) Proactive Management
17 19 (16.96%) Broadband
17 19 (16.96%) Wireless
17 19 (16.96%) JNCIS
18 18 (16.07%) Incident Management

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 11 (9.82%) IIS
2 3 (2.68%) JBoss
2 3 (2.68%) WildFly
3 2 (1.79%) nginx
4 1 (0.89%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (8.04%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.79%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 15 (13.39%) AWS
2 14 (12.50%) Azure
3 13 (11.61%) Office 365
4 9 (8.04%) SaaS
5 3 (2.68%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (1.79%) G Suite
6 2 (1.79%) GitHub
6 2 (1.79%) NuGet
7 1 (0.89%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 54 (48.21%) MPLS
2 52 (46.43%) LAN
3 44 (39.29%) Ethernet
4 34 (30.36%) BGP
4 34 (30.36%) Firewall
5 32 (28.57%) ISDN
5 32 (28.57%) WAN
6 29 (25.89%) DNS
7 28 (25.00%) OSPF
8 27 (24.11%) ATM
9 24 (21.43%) HSRP
10 23 (20.54%) GLBP
10 23 (20.54%) VRRP
11 22 (19.64%) DHCP
12 19 (16.96%) Broadband
12 19 (16.96%) Wireless
13 15 (13.39%) SAN
13 15 (13.39%) TCP/IP
14 13 (11.61%) VoIP
15 12 (10.71%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.04%) MySQL
1 9 (8.04%) PostgreSQL
1 9 (8.04%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.25%) SQL Server 2016
3 6 (5.36%) Relational Database
4 4 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (3.57%) MongoDB
4 4 (3.57%) NoSQL
4 4 (3.57%) Pentaho
4 4 (3.57%) Redis
4 4 (3.57%) Spark SQL
Development Applications
1 12 (10.71%) Jenkins
2 4 (3.57%) Appium
2 4 (3.57%) Applitools
2 4 (3.57%) Artifactory
2 4 (3.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 4 (3.57%) Fiddler
2 4 (3.57%) Git (software)
2 4 (3.57%) Octopus Deploy
2 4 (3.57%) Selenium
2 4 (3.57%) TeamCity
3 2 (1.79%) Chocolatey
General
1 44 (39.29%) Telecoms
2 6 (5.36%) Finance
3 4 (3.57%) Aerospace
4 3 (2.68%) Public Sector
5 2 (1.79%) Billing
5 2 (1.79%) Retail
6 1 (0.89%) Games
6 1 (0.89%) Law
Job Titles
1 28 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 22 (19.64%) NOC Engineer
3 12 (10.71%) Senior Network Engineer
4 11 (9.82%) Analyst
5 10 (8.93%) DevOps Engineer
6 8 (7.14%) Developer
6 8 (7.14%) Embedded Engineer
6 8 (7.14%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
6 8 (7.14%) Firmware Engineer
6 8 (7.14%) Service Analyst
6 8 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
6 8 (7.14%) Support Engineer
7 7 (6.25%) Cisco Engineer
8 6 (5.36%) Juniper Engineer
9 5 (4.46%) Help Desk Engineer
10 4 (3.57%) 1st Line Support
10 4 (3.57%) Design Engineer
10 4 (3.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (3.57%) Software Developer
10 4 (3.57%) Transmission Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (14.29%) Web Services
2 7 (6.25%) .NET
2 7 (6.25%) ASP.NET
2 7 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (1.79%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (1.79%) LEMP Stack
4 1 (0.89%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.89%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 17 (15.18%) Data Centre
2 12 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (7.14%) Management Information System
4 6 (5.36%) PKI
5 5 (4.46%) EMC VNX
5 5 (4.46%) Fibre Optics
6 4 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (2.68%) Clustering
7 3 (2.68%) Fat Client
7 3 (2.68%) Thin Client
8 2 (1.79%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.79%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.89%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.89%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 29 (25.89%) Linux
2 27 (24.11%) Windows
3 18 (16.07%) Windows Server
4 17 (15.18%) Unix
5 16 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (8.93%) Windows 10
6 10 (8.93%) Windows 7
7 6 (5.36%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (2.68%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (0.89%) Check Point GAiA
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (21.43%) ITIL
2 23 (20.54%) Performance Monitoring
3 20 (17.86%) Proactive Management
4 18 (16.07%) Incident Management
5 17 (15.18%) Statistical Analysis
6 16 (14.29%) Computer Science
6 16 (14.29%) Problem Management
7 14 (12.50%) ITSM
7 14 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
7 14 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
8 13 (11.61%) Fintech
9 12 (10.71%) DevOps
10 11 (9.82%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (9.82%) MVC
10 11 (9.82%) Network Design
10 11 (9.82%) Scrum
10 11 (9.82%) Web Filtering
11 8 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (7.14%) Network Monitoring
12 7 (6.25%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (12.50%) Java
2 12 (10.71%) PowerShell
3 11 (9.82%) SQL
4 9 (8.04%) Groovy
5 8 (7.14%) C
5 8 (7.14%) C++
6 7 (6.25%) C#
7 4 (3.57%) Bash Shell
7 4 (3.57%) F#
7 4 (3.57%) Haskell
7 4 (3.57%) Java 8
7 4 (3.57%) OCaml
7 4 (3.57%) Python
7 4 (3.57%) Scala
Qualifications
1 47 (41.96%) Cisco Certification
2 44 (39.29%) CCNP
3 25 (22.32%) Degree
4 19 (16.96%) JNCIS
5 16 (14.29%) CCNA
6 13 (11.61%) Security Cleared
7 6 (5.36%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (5.36%) SC Cleared
8 4 (3.57%) A+ Certification
8 4 (3.57%) ISTQB
8 4 (3.57%) MCP
8 4 (3.57%) Network+ Certification
9 3 (2.68%) CCSA
9 3 (2.68%) CCSP
9 3 (2.68%) HP APS
9 3 (2.68%) MCSA
10 2 (1.79%) CCDP
10 2 (1.79%) CISSP
10 2 (1.79%) JNCIP
11 1 (0.89%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (9.82%) SLA
2 4 (3.57%) QA
3 1 (0.89%) GDPR
System Software
1 17 (15.18%) Active Directory
2 9 (8.04%) Firmware
3 8 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (6.25%) Docker
5 5 (4.46%) Terminal Services
6 3 (2.68%) Hyper-V
6 3 (2.68%) NLBS
6 3 (2.68%) Xen
7 2 (1.79%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (8.93%) Ansible
1 10 (8.93%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (8.04%) Puppet
2 9 (8.04%) WSUS
3 7 (6.25%) Cisco Prime
3 7 (6.25%) SolarWinds Orion
4 6 (5.36%) SCCM
5 4 (3.57%) MIMEsweeper
6 3 (2.68%) Kubernetes
7 2 (1.79%) Backup Exec
7 2 (1.79%) Consul
7 2 (1.79%) Grafana
7 2 (1.79%) HAProxy
7 2 (1.79%) Nagios
7 2 (1.79%) Prometheus
7 2 (1.79%) Terraform
7 2 (1.79%) yum
8 1 (0.89%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.89%) Ganglia
8 1 (0.89%) Graphite
Vendors
1 62 (55.36%) Cisco
2 40 (35.71%) Juniper
3 24 (21.43%) Microsoft
4 17 (15.18%) SolarWinds
5 13 (11.61%) F5
6 12 (10.71%) CheckPoint
7 11 (9.82%) Forcepoint
8 10 (8.93%) Citrix
9 9 (8.04%) Palo Alto
9 9 (8.04%) SaltStack
9 9 (8.04%) VMware
10 8 (7.14%) Meraki
10 8 (7.14%) Splunk
10 8 (7.14%) Xilinx
11 7 (6.25%) Barracuda Networks
12 6 (5.36%) HP
12 6 (5.36%) Sophos
12 6 (5.36%) ZyXEL
13 5 (4.46%) EMC
13 5 (4.46%) Veeam