Period
to

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 3 July 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
UK
6 months to
3 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 1189 951 806
Rank change year-on-year -238 -145 +226
Permanent jobs citing DSL 68 34 44
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.038% 0.032% 0.056%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.28% 0.25% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 31 27 39
10th Percentile £26,250 £38,300 £29,000
25th Percentile £31,000 £44,375 £31,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £35,000 £60,000 £41,000
Median % change year-on-year -41.67% +46.34% +2.50%
75th Percentile £44,375 £87,500 £73,000
90th Percentile £76,732 £105,000 £75,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £45,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -22.22% +28.57% -12.50%

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 23,876 13,722 11,911
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.21% 12.73% 15.03%
Number of salaries quoted 12,324 9,633 9,500
10th Percentile £28,250 £28,500 £27,500
25th Percentile £37,750 £37,500 £35,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +8.70%
75th Percentile £70,925 £67,500 £65,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 3 July 2022.

Salary histogram for DSL in the UK

DSL
Top 15 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 3 July 2022. 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
Jobs
England -213 58 £35,000 -41.67% 8
Work from Home -232 34 £71,547 +0.42% 1
UK excluding London -121 30 £35,000 -22.22% 5
London -220 29 £71,547 -13.28% 3
North of England -77 14 £35,000 -41.67% 1
Midlands -47 11 £29,000 -9.38% 3
North East - 9 £35,000 -
West Midlands -50 7 £27,500 -14.06% 3
Yorkshire -58 4 - - 1
East Midlands - 4 £32,500 -
South East -73 2 £52,500 +16.67% 1
North West -69 1 £35,000 -
South West - 1 £60,000 -
Wales - 1 £62,500 -
East of England - 1 £26,000 -

For the 6 months to 3 July 2022, 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 49 (72.06%) DNS
2 42 (61.76%) Problem-Solving
3 41 (60.29%) Linux
4 40 (58.82%) Windows
5 39 (57.35%) Windows Server
6 36 (52.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 33 (48.53%) Jenkins
8 30 (44.12%) Java
8 30 (44.12%) WAN
8 30 (44.12%) Regression Testing
9 29 (42.65%) Test Automation
10 27 (39.71%) Docker
10 27 (39.71%) DevOps
10 27 (39.71%) Kubernetes
10 27 (39.71%) Groovy
11 26 (38.24%) Continuous Integration
11 26 (38.24%) Python
11 26 (38.24%) Infrastructure as Code
11 26 (38.24%) Amazon EKS
11 26 (38.24%) CI/CD
11 26 (38.24%) AWS
11 26 (38.24%) Node.js
12 25 (36.76%) Terraform
12 25 (36.76%) Cloud Native
12 25 (36.76%) LAN
12 25 (36.76%) Firewall
13 24 (35.29%) DHCP
13 24 (35.29%) SDLC
13 24 (35.29%) Bash
13 24 (35.29%) Git (software)

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 1 (1.47%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (20.59%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.41%) Chatbot
Cloud Services
1 26 (38.24%) Amazon EKS
1 26 (38.24%) AWS
2 23 (33.82%) Amazon EC2
2 23 (33.82%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 23 (33.82%) Amazon EMR
2 23 (33.82%) Amazon Kinesis
2 23 (33.82%) Amazon S3
2 23 (33.82%) AWS CodeDeploy
2 23 (33.82%) GitHub
2 23 (33.82%) GitHub Actions
2 23 (33.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 15 (22.06%) Microsoft 365
4 4 (5.88%) Azure
5 3 (4.41%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (4.41%) Azure AKS
6 1 (1.47%) Amazon ECS
6 1 (1.47%) AWS Fargate
6 1 (1.47%) Collibra
6 1 (1.47%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 49 (72.06%) DNS
2 30 (44.12%) WAN
3 25 (36.76%) Firewall
3 25 (36.76%) LAN
4 24 (35.29%) DHCP
5 23 (33.82%) HTTP
6 16 (23.53%) MPLS
7 13 (19.12%) ADSL
7 13 (19.12%) Ethernet
8 12 (17.65%) BGP
8 12 (17.65%) OSPF
9 11 (16.18%) ISDN
9 11 (16.18%) TACACS
9 11 (16.18%) Wireless
10 10 (14.71%) 3G
10 10 (14.71%) DDNS
10 10 (14.71%) IPsec
10 10 (14.71%) SAN
10 10 (14.71%) SSL
10 10 (14.71%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (33.82%) Amazon RDS
1 23 (33.82%) Elasticsearch
1 23 (33.82%) Electronic Patient Records
2 7 (10.29%) Big Data
3 6 (8.82%) MySQL
4 1 (1.47%) Data Lake
4 1 (1.47%) Metadata
4 1 (1.47%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.47%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 33 (48.53%) Jenkins
2 24 (35.29%) Git (software)
3 23 (33.82%) Spinnaker
3 23 (33.82%) Travis CI
4 6 (8.82%) IntelliJ
4 6 (8.82%) JUnit
4 6 (8.82%) Selenium
5 3 (4.41%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (1.47%) ERwin
6 1 (1.47%) JIRA
6 1 (1.47%) PowerDesigner
General
1 22 (32.35%) Social Skills
2 14 (20.59%) Advertising
3 13 (19.12%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (11.76%) Finance
5 5 (7.35%) Banking
6 4 (5.88%) Financial Institution
6 4 (5.88%) Games
7 3 (4.41%) Telecoms
8 2 (2.94%) Retail
9 1 (1.47%) Influencing Skills
9 1 (1.47%) Manufacturing
9 1 (1.47%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 24 (35.29%) DevOps Engineer
1 24 (35.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 23 (33.82%) Cloud Engineer
2 23 (33.82%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
3 13 (19.12%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 13 (19.12%) Senior Cloud Engineer
3 13 (19.12%) Senior DevOps
3 13 (19.12%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 13 (19.12%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 12 (17.65%) 2nd Line Support
4 12 (17.65%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 12 (17.65%) Support Engineer
5 11 (16.18%) Network Engineer
6 10 (14.71%) Analyst
6 10 (14.71%) Cisco Engineer
6 10 (14.71%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 10 (14.71%) Juniper Engineer
7 9 (13.24%) Firewall Engineer
8 6 (8.82%) Test Analyst
9 3 (4.41%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (38.24%) Node.js
2 23 (33.82%) .NET
2 23 (33.82%) Elastic Stack
3 6 (8.82%) Vue.js
4 3 (4.41%) React
5 1 (1.47%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 25 (36.76%) Cloud Native
2 23 (33.82%) Linux Command Line
3 13 (19.12%) Data Centre
4 10 (14.71%) Management Information System
4 10 (14.71%) PKI
5 4 (5.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (4.41%) Robotics
7 2 (2.94%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 41 (60.29%) Linux
2 40 (58.82%) Windows
3 39 (57.35%) Windows Server
4 11 (16.18%) Unix
5 7 (10.29%) CentOS
6 3 (4.41%) Windows 10
7 2 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.47%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (61.76%) Problem-Solving
2 36 (52.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 30 (44.12%) Regression Testing
4 29 (42.65%) Test Automation
5 27 (39.71%) DevOps
6 26 (38.24%) CI/CD
6 26 (38.24%) Continuous Integration
6 26 (38.24%) Infrastructure as Code
7 24 (35.29%) SDLC
8 23 (33.82%) Blue-Green Deployment
8 23 (33.82%) Continuous Deployment
8 23 (33.82%) Creative Thinking
8 23 (33.82%) Data Security
8 23 (33.82%) Scrum
8 23 (33.82%) The Twelve-Factor App
9 22 (32.35%) ITIL
10 12 (17.65%) Software Engineering
11 11 (16.18%) Kalman Filter
12 10 (14.71%) Adaptive Security
12 10 (14.71%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 30 (44.12%) Java
2 27 (39.71%) Groovy
3 26 (38.24%) Python
4 24 (35.29%) Bash
5 23 (33.82%) Go
5 23 (33.82%) Ruby
5 23 (33.82%) Scala
6 10 (14.71%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.47%) Perl
7 1 (1.47%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (17.65%) CCNA
1 12 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (16.18%) CCNP
3 9 (13.24%) Degree
4 3 (4.41%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.41%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.94%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.47%) CCDP
6 1 (1.47%) CCIE
6 1 (1.47%) EMCIE
6 1 (1.47%) EMCTA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (13.24%) SLA
2 1 (1.47%) Data Quality
System Software
1 27 (39.71%) Docker
2 16 (23.53%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 27 (39.71%) Kubernetes
2 25 (36.76%) Terraform
3 24 (35.29%) Ansible
4 23 (33.82%) Grafana
4 23 (33.82%) Graphite
4 23 (33.82%) Packer
4 23 (33.82%) Prometheus
4 23 (33.82%) StatsD
5 10 (14.71%) Cisco Prime
5 10 (14.71%) SolarWinds Orion
6 3 (4.41%) Istio
7 1 (1.47%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (1.47%) Puppet
Vendors
1 23 (33.82%) PagerDuty
2 15 (22.06%) Cisco
3 13 (19.12%) Citrix
3 13 (19.12%) VMware
4 11 (16.18%) Juniper
5 10 (14.71%) Barracuda Networks
5 10 (14.71%) F5
5 10 (14.71%) Forcepoint
5 10 (14.71%) Palo Alto
5 10 (14.71%) SolarWinds
6 3 (4.41%) Microsoft
7 2 (2.94%) Dell
7 2 (2.94%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.47%) ADVA
8 1 (1.47%) Embarcadero
8 1 (1.47%) Ericsson
8 1 (1.47%) Extreme Networks
8 1 (1.47%) Foundry
8 1 (1.47%) IBM
8 1 (1.47%) Openreach